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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 19, 1788) - Poughkeepsie Country Journal”
date written:1788-7-22

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"NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 19, 1788) - Poughkeepsie Country Journal." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 2254. Print.
Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 22 July 1788

NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 19, 1788) - Poughkeepsie Country Journal (July 22, 1788)

Nothing very material has transpired in Convention since our last, more than we have extracted from their journal. The amendments to be recommended were read on Saturday [19 July], and the convention agreed to discuss them by paragraphs. The propriety of some of them being doubted, caused some debate, and others passed unanimously. A committee, two on each side, consisting of Mr. M. Smith and Mr. Yates on one, and Mr. Duane and Mr. Harison on the other, for the purpose of arranging the amendments agreed to, was appointed. Yesterday [21 July] much debate took place on some of the amendments. They adjourned till ten this morning.
In what mode the constitution will be adopted is yet uncertain. We may venture to say however, from the anxiety of some of the members to go to their families, and to gather their harvests, they will determine the question in a very few days.

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