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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)

VI. Commentaries on the New York Convention, 8 June-30 July 1788,   pp. 2341-2380

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Gentlemen of the Convention two or three days before the day ap-
pointed for their session2-We propose leaving this in a Sloop on Sat-
urday Morning, and hope to arrive at Poughkeepsie on Sunday fore-
noon-We beg you will meet us there at that time, with such Gentlemen
as you can bring with you, Mr. Jones is gone to Poughkeepsie to attend
a trial, and will not return until after the meeting of the Convention.
New York Daily Advertiser, 16 June 17883
On Saturday last sailed for Poughkeepsie, a sloop, on board of which
was his excellency the Governor, and several members of the Conven-
tion:4-And in the afternoon another sailed for the same place, with
passengers, among whom were the hon. James Duane, Judge Hobart,
and other members of the state Convention-in passing the battery
they were saluted by a discharge of 13 cannon.5 A great concourse of
citizens assembled on the occasion, and with loud acclamations testified
their regard for the persons, and the high sense they entertained of
their abilities and patriotism, which were soon to be called forth on a
most momentous subject.
As all or the greater part of the members of the Convention for the
southern counties have gone for Poughkeepsie, it is expected there will
be a quorum to-morrow, which is the day appointed for the meeting
of the Convention.
Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 17 June 17886
Sunday morning arrived Capt. North, in 24 hours from New-York,
with whom his Excellency the Governor, and a number of other gen-
tlemen, Members of the Convention, came passengers-and in the af-
ternoon arrived Capt. Mott, with his Honor the Mayor of New-York
[James Duane], and others, also Members of Convention.
Hartford American Mercury, 30 June 17887
We hear, that when Gov. C- sat out to embark for Poughkeepsie,
he went solus; on his passing the Fort he was saluted with the discharge
of a single swivel, the flag hoisted half way [up] the staff-The other
members [i.e., the Federalists] were escorted by some thousands of
their virtuous constituents; their passing the fort was announced to the
public by the discharge of thirteen heavy cannon; the flag hoisted as
high as possible.
1. RC, New York State Governors Autograph Collection, 1777-1976, Box 2, Collection
"B," Albany Institute of History and Art.

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