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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)

VII-B. Public and private commentaries on the Constitution, 25 July 1788-23 February 1789,   pp. 2426-2498

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Convention and the state legislature. (See below for the Assembly debates from
the Daily Advertiser, taken by Childs himself, that both criticized and defended
John Lansing, Jr, to Abraham Yates, Jr, and Melancton Smith
3 October 17881
I take the Liberty to transmit you enclosed the State of Mr. Hamil-
ton's & my observations respecting his Sentiments delivered in the gen-
eral Convention & Judge Yates's Information on that Subject.
I have confined myself to the Revisal of my own Observations, leaving
Mr. Hamilton & Mr. Jay to do the like with theirs-Some of the Ob-
servations of the former are not accurately stated & some omitted, but
I suppose he will correct them.
In the paper enclosed wherever it is divided into Columns the first
Column contains the Sentiments of Judge Yates or myself as revised-
the second is a Copy of Mr. Child's verbatim-in the other parts my
Sentiments are of my own stating-those of the others of Mr. Childs
without the least Alteration.2
It would have been my Wish that this Business might have been rep-
resented by Child's after subjecting the Revisions of both parties to the
perusal of the other-but tho' I intimated this to Mr. Childs he never
signified any assent & I would not repeat it.-Mr. Hamilton may there-
fore give such an Account of it as he thinks proper-I shall only reserve
the Right if I suppose it not accurate to contradict it.
Mr. Childs has not sent me the Remainder of the papers he promised
to submit to my Revision.-when he does they will be immediately
attended to & returned as early as possible.
I have to acknowledge the Favor of Mr. Smith's Letter and am sin-
cerely convinced that a Correspondence on the plan he suggested will
tend to unite the Efforts and give Success to the Advocates for Amend-
ments to the new Constitution if any Thing can.
New York Daily Advertiser 16 December 17883
And to be sold by the Printer hereof and
Thomas Allen, No. 16, corner of Queen-street and Fly-Market,
Of the State of New-York,
On the 17th June, 1788,

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