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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-C. The payment of New York Convention delegates,   pp. 2498-2501

VII-D. New York recommends the calling of a second constitutional convention,   pp. 2501-2530

Page 2501

Payment for Attendance and Travel to Convention Delegate Henry
Wisner, 15 April 17891
'789.     Tai STATE or NEW-YORK,
ToaW ik~tt          -     --.. Dr..A
FOR Attendance as a Delegate in Convention at Poughkeeplie, as a-
Member from  4  -   . Coumy, between the aventeenth. Day
of June !788, and the rwnty-fixth Day of July following, including fC.2t4
d c mt e    vaveling Days isf three  otDhe, at   pe Day.
RoosCERe7vet ahcnabod Account a the      dae 3n
Received Libar of    of Gerard Evtcksr, Efh. Trealo d
of this State, the abovte SumF  D
in uam  of this Account.cher a  i  .Y
1   V DS, GLC02471.45, The GilderLehrman Collection, coaurtesxofThe GilderLehrman
Institute of American History. Not to be reprodced without written pernission. Similar
doctinents have been located for three other Convention delegates: Lewis Morris, Isaac
Roosevelt, and Israel Thompson. The Morris voucher, dated 3 March, is in the Henry A.
Willard Collection at the Library of Congress. Roosevelt's voucher, also dated 3 March,
is in the Roosevelt Family Papers at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde
Park. That for Thomtpson, dated 18 May, is at the New York State Library, Accession no.
4027. Facsiniles of these three voichers are in Mf dh:N.Y
VII-D. New York Recommends the Calling of a
Second Constitutional Convention
Bach grounrd
In the summer of 1788 the idea of calling a second general conven-
tion to obtain amendments to the Constitution was not new. In the
waning days of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the notion was
advocated by Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts and George Mason and
Edmund Randolph of Virginia-the three delegates who refused to
sign the Constitution, in large part, because it lacked a bill of rights
(CC:75). On 27 September 1787, Richard Henry Lee, a delegate to the

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