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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 19, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser”
date written:1788-7-25

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"NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 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. 2254. Print.
New York Daily Advertiser, 25 July 1788

NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 19, 1788) - New York Daily Advertiser (July 25, 1788)

Extract of a letter from Poughkeepsie, dated July 22.
"On Saturday [19 July] the Convention determined on the question being called to take the first proposition of Melancton Smith's into consideration:— they then went into a review of the declaratory part or the Bill of Rights. Mr. Jay and Mr. Hamilton made some objections if I recollect aright, to the wording of the several political maxims, and contended that some of them were not expressed with precision and accuracy, altho' they were truths to which they readily yielded their assent. There was then an informal Committee appointed, consisting of Mr. Duane and Mr. Harrison on one side, and Mr. M. Smith and Judge Yates on the other, to correct the language of that part of the proposition, so that the ideas might be fully and clearly under— stood. . ."

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