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title:“NY Ratification Convention (July 3, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser”
date written:1788-7-8

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"NY Ratification Convention (July 3, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 2094. Print.
New York Daily Advertiser, 8 July 1788

NY Ratification Convention (July 3, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser (July 8, 1788)

Thursday the Convention made some considerable progress in the business before them, having got quite through the first article of the Constitution. This great expedition however, was owing to the Fœderalists taking no notice of the string of amendments that were offered: indeed the silence of the Fœderalists seemed to confound the opposition, who in about two hours, having offered all the amendments they could then think of, moved for an adjournment in order that they might have time to prepare more against the next morning.
The 2d article was then to be taken up, and we understand that Mr. M. Smith intends making three objections to the executive.—1st, that he shall not in person command the army or navy, without the consent of Congress. 2d, that he shall be ineligible after four years; and 3d, that he shall not have power to grant pardons in cases of treason.

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