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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 20, 1788) - New York Journal”
date written:1788-7-3

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"NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 20, 1788) - New York Journal." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 1743. Print.
New York Journal, 3 July 1788

NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 20, 1788) - New York Journal (July 3, 1788)

New York Journal, 3 July 1788
Convention of New-York.
The proceedings in Convention at Poughkeepsie, in last Thursday's Journal, were continued to the end of Mr. Lansing's speech, on the 20th.
On the same day the Chancellor replied to Mr. Lansing with his usual warmth and elegance, and having exculpated himself from the charge of—insinuating that the opposition to the constitution flowed from interested motives—he descanted the constitution in general terms. After the chancellor, Mr. M. Smith rose; he wished that the constitution might be examined by paragraphs, in the course of which he should offer his objections in order.
The 1st. sect. of art. 1st. was then read and passed over. The second sect. on the apportionment of representatives, direct taxes, &c. being read, Mr. M. Smith again rose, who, in a speech of an hour, stated his objections in a candid and masterly manner. After making some pertinent and judicious remarks upon the chancellor's speech, he was replied to by Mr. Hamilton in an elegant speech, which was answered by Mr. M. Smith and Mr. Lansing.1

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