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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 19, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser”
date written:1788-6-23

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"NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 19, 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. 1699-1700. Print.
New York Daily Advertiser, 23 June 1788

NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 19, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser (June 23, 1788)

On Thursday last in the Convention of this State, Mr. Chancellor Livingston, in a Committee of the whole, made a most excellent speech on the necessity of an union between this State and the United States.1 (In a very pathetic manner he described the peculiar and alarming situation of our country; he recommended to the house, in strong terms, coolness and candor in the discussion of the Constitution;) and concluded by moving for a resolution, in substance, "That no question general or particular, should be taken, until the Constitution shall have been discussed clause by clause; and that any amendments which shall be proposed, shall be submitted to the consideration of the Committee without any question being taken thereon." This was agreed to without opposition.

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