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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

Page 2184

1. MS, Clinton Papers, NNC-RB.
2. See Convention Debates, 27 June (RCS:N.Y, 1937, 1938, 1939).
Private Commentary on the Convention, 15 July 1788
Abraham B. Bancker to Evert Bancker
Poughkeepsie, 15 July 17881
Hond. Sir-
I am now to Acknowledge the receipt of your two favours of the 4th.
instt. the one to me at this place, and the other for Arrietta with the
basket reced. by her at Kingston-and am much Obliged to you for
your particular care therein-I left Arrietta somewhat better yesterday
Morning four oClock but still very helpless, the Rhumatick swelling
having drawn down to the Ancle and foot-the Children were all
well-The Convention are still without an accommodation between the
parties-the Antifederal having finished their proposed Amendments
(consisting of Conditional Explanatory and Recommendatory Amend-
ments) yesterday I Expected the Question was drawing near, but the
Foederal party anxious to Ratify without Conditional Amendments have
this Morning offered a number of Explanatory and Recommenda [to] ry
Amendments similar to those offered as well by the other party as the
other States, and are now in Dispute upon the Subject which may pos-
sibly set off the Question some days-I hope an Over ruling Providence
will direct the Councils of the Convention for the preservation of our
Peace and Liberty-Abm.2 received your Letter of the 11th. yesterday,
this will be handed by Lawyer Ogelvie3 I Conclude with Sincere Regards
to Papa, Mama Chris. & family and remain-
Hond. Sir Your Ever Affectt. Son-
1. RC, Bancker Papers, NHi. This letter was docketed as received on 17 July and
answered on 24 July.
2. Abraham Bancker, the writer's cousin, was a Convention delegate from Richmond
3. Peter Ogilvie was a New York City lawyer and a judge of the state Court of Probate.
The New York Convention
16 July 1788
Convention Journal, 16 July 1788
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

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