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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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After debates being had,' Mr. President put the question thereon,
and it was carried in the negative, in the manner following, viz.
[For the roll-call vote, see Convention Debates and Proceedings, 17
July (RCS:N.Y, 2199).]
The Convention resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on
the report of the Convention of the States lately assembled in Phila-
delphia, and the resolutions and letter accompanying the same to Con-
gress, and the resolution of Congress thereon; after some time spent
therein, Mr. President re-assumed the chair, and Mr. Oothoudt reported,
that the committee had made further progress, and had directed him
to move for leave to sit again.
Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again.
Then the Convention adjourned until ten of the clock to-morrow
1. For the debate that took place in the Convention (not in the committee of the
whole) on Hobart's motion to adjourn, see Convention Debates and Proceedings, 16July
(above) and 17 July (immediately below).
Convention Debates and Proceedings, 17 July 1788
Convention met.-
took up the order of the day-
-Motion for adjournment
THOMAS TREDWELL. Movd. to have the preamble or argumentative
part of the Motion struck out'- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
WILLIAM HARPER. second [e]d-it would be improper to have the
preamble on the minutes- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
JAMES DUANE. wishes it to stand- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
JOHN LANSING, JR. content it should stand-but it will be supposed
that the whole reasons for an Adjournment are expressed in the pre-
amble [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
ALEXANDER HAMILTON. the question will be first taken on the Re-
solve-then if the conven [tio]n do not chuse the preamble will be
struck out- [Gilbert Livingston, Notes, NN]
SAMUEL JONES. wishes the preamble withdrawn- [Gilbert Living-
ston, Notes, NN]

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