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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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tion pursuant to such Requisition, then the Congress may assess and
levy this State's proportion, together with interest at the rate of six per
centum per annum, from the time at which the same was required to
be paid.
That debates were had on the said motion. [Convention Journal, 43-
44] 2
in Committee
MELANCTON SMITH. the Motion he made was to substitute his for Mr.
Jays-now moves to add his as an Amendt- [Gilbert Livingston,
Notes, NN]
JOHN BAY. wishes to have the questn. taken on the Motn. without
altering [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
JOHN LANSING, JR. would substitute a new one by way of an Amendt.
in substance the same as Smith's- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
WILLIAM HARPER. agrees- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
GEORGE CLINTON. wishes to have it done-with the sence of the
Amendment read [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
ALEXANDER HAMILTON produced the form of a Ratificat-and also
a number of Amendments which he read-& Pledged the Gent of New
York to endeavour to obtain them- [McKesson's Notes, NHi]
HAMILTON. they were ready to go as far as they thought safe, in rec-
ommendatory & explanitory Amends-& secure the Constitun. & that
Many of the Amends. we have proposed-they supposed wrong-yet
they will bring forward Amends. & will be pledged for to obtain those
which they bring forward-as far as they can-Reads a form of Adop-
Reads a list of Amends-which they think would be of real service-
Wish to give the Govt a safe constructn. & that they should have strong
wishes to move these propositions as an amendt-that in same man-
ner they may be jointly considered with those before the committee

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