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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 23, 1788) - New York Independent Journal”
date written:1788-7-26

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"NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 23, 1788) - New York Independent Journal." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 2282. Print.
New York Independent Journal, 26 July 1788

NY Ratification Convention Debates (July 23, 1788) - New York Independent Journal (July 26, 1788)

We have the Pleasure of laying before our Readers the following Extract of a Letter from one of the Delegates from the City and County of New-York, in the Convention at Poughkeepsie, to a Gentleman in this City, dated July 23, 1788.
"I have not hitherto written to you, because my mind has been too much agitated, and I had nothing to communicate which I thought could give you pleasure.—The case is now altered, and affairs have taken a complexion of the most pleasing nature. A motion was this morning carried in the committee for striking out the conditional part of the proposed Ratification, and merely inserting our confidence in the forbearance of Congress to exert certain powers until the proposed amendments should receive a consideration.—The motion was carried by 31 against 29.—The whole Southern District (except Mr. Tredwell) four of the Dutchess County members, and Mr. Williams from Washington voted in the affirmative. The Governor, Judge Yates and Mr. Lansing were in the Minority. I now begin to flatter myself that all will go well, at least that we shall obtain the substance of what we are aiming at."

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