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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Hogan, Margaret A.; Reid, Jonathan M. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: New York (5)
23 (2009)

V. The New York Convention, 17 June-26 July 1788 (continued),   pp. 2169-2340


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V. NEW YORK CONVENTION
3 Heroes who have died
4 Sister states
5 Mankind
6-Heaven [Hamilton Papers, DLC]
Mo. for adjournment continued
Preamble withdrawn
HAMILTON. Goes largely into expedience of propositions- [Robert
R. Livingston, Notes, NHi]
HAMILTON. The next day, (Thursday) previous to taking the question
on this motion, Mr. Hamilton made another display of those great abil-
ities for which he is justly distinguished; he was powerful in his reason-
ing, and so persuasively eloquent and pathetic, that he drew tears from
most of the audience.
When he sat down, the question was called for, and the division of
the House was as follows:- [See below for the 22 to 40 roll-call vote
that was printed here.] [Daily Advertiser, 21 July 1788] 13
JOHN LANSING, JR. shall call the attention of the house to the point-
a part of the house wish the adoptn. of a Mode-in Which the adopn.
of constn. will be risked- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
LANSING. Estimating all disadvantages
must determine on propositions [Robert R. Livingston, Notes, NHi]
JOHN WILLIAMS. the questn. is wheather we shall adjourn or not-
wished a middle line-cannot vote for a rejection-& cannot vote for
an unconditional adopn. wishes some mode May be tho [ugh] t of. [Gil-
bert Livingston, Notes, NN]
WILLIAMS. Agt. adjournment-hoped for middle line if none can not
vote for or agt.
Consequences of disunion dreadful-
Hopes still some middle line-
Vote agt. proposition from Dutches
Qustn. adjn negatived 40 to 22 [Robert R. Livingston, Notes, NHi]
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