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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates and Proceedings”
date written:1788-7-15

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"NY Ratification Convention Debates and Proceedings." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 2177-83. Print.
New York Ratification Convention Journal, 43-44

NY Ratification Convention Debates and Proceedings (July 15, 1788)

CONVENTION PROCEEDINGS. That on the said 15th day of July, Mr. M. Smith moved as an amendment, to add to the first resolution proposed by Mr. Jay, so that the same, as amended, should read as follows, viz.
Resolved, as the opinion of this Committee, that the Constitution under consideration ought to be ratified by this Convention: Upon condition nevertheless, That until a Convention shall be called and convened for proposing amendments to the said Constitution, the Militia of this State will not be continued in service out of this State for a longer term than six weeks, without the consent of the Legislature thereof: That the Congress will not make or alter any regulation in this State respecting the times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators or Representatives, unless the Legislature of this State shall neglect or refuse to make laws or regulations for the purpose; or from any circumstance be incapable of making the same; and that in those cases, such power will only be exercised until the Legislature of this State shall make provision in the premises: That no Excise will be imposed on any article of the growth, production, or manufacture of the United States, or any of them, within this State, ardent Spirits excepted: And that Congress will not lay direct Taxes within this State, but when the monies arising from the Impost and Excise shall be insufficient for the public exigencies; nor then, until Congress shall first have made a Requisition upon this State, to assess, levy and pay the amount of such Requisition, made agreeably to the Census fixed in the said Constitution, in such way and manner as the Legislature of this State shall judge best; but that in such case, if the State shall neglect or refuse to pay its proportion pursuant to such Requisition, then the Congress may assess and levy this State's proportion, together with interest at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the time at which the same was required to be paid.
That debates were had on the said motion.

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