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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 20, 1788) - New York Journal”
date written:1788-6-23

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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. 1740. Print.
New York Journal, 23 June 1788

NY Ratification Convention Debates (June 20, 1788) - New York Journal (June 23, 1788)

Extract of a letter from Poughkeepsie, dated June 20.
". . . when they proceeded to debate the subject by clauses. No debate ensued until they arrived at the clause relative to the appointment, and increase of representation<1/em>, in which Mr. Lansing, the Chancellor— briefly, Mr. Smith and Mr. Hamilton engaged.—Mr. Smith preceded the argument, on this head, with general observations on the Chancellor's speech of yesterday, in which he corrected him for his insinuations relative to the suggestion of bias on state officers; took off the force of his observation on the necessity of adopting the present plan in toto, and descanted on some historic facts, which he had recited in his speech of yesterday.—He then came to the ground of the argument, and in a clear and argumentative manner, delivered his opinion on that clause, to which Mr. Hamilton replied. Mr. Smith then proposed an amendment, which lies over for consideration until to-morrow."

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