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title:“NY Ratification Convention Debates and Proceedings”
date written:1788-7-26

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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. 2321-25. Print.
New York Ratification Convention Journal, 83-86

NY Ratification Convention Debates and Proceedings (July 26, 1788)

The Convention met pursuant [to] Adjournment. Duplicate copies of the engrossed Declaration of Rights, and form of a Ratification of the Constitution for the United States, and explanatory Amendments, and of the Amendments recommended to be made therein, were read.
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CONVENTION PROCEEDINGS. Mr. President then put the question, whether the same shall pass, as agreed to and ratified by this Convention, and it was carried in the affirmative in the manner following, viz.
For the Affirmative. [30]
Mr. Jay, Mr. Scudder, Mr. Vandervoort, Mr. Crane, Mr. Hobart, Mr. Havens, Mr. Bancker, Mr. Sarlls, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. J. Smith, Mr. Ryerss, Mr. Woodhull, Mr. R. Livingston, Mr. Jones, Mr. L. Morris, Mr. Platt, Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Schenck, Mr. P. Livingston, Mr. M. Smith, Mr. Duane, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Hatfield, Mr. G. Livingston, Mr. Harison, Mr. Carman, Mr. Van Cortlandt, Mr. D'Witt, Mr. Low, Mr. Lefferts For the Negative. [27]
Mr. R. Yates, Mr. Clark, Mr. Akins, Mr. Williams, Mr. Lansing, Mr. J. Clinton, Mr. Harper, Mr. Baker, Mr. Oothoudt, Mr. Wynkoop, Mr. Frey, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. I. Thompson, Mr. Haring, Mr. Winn, Mr. Van Ness, Mr. Tredwell, Mr. Wisner, Mr. Veeder, Mr. Bay, Mr. Gamine, Mr. Wood, Mr. Staring, Mr. Adgate, Mr. Schoonmaker, Mr. Swartwout, Mr. Parker Thereupon Ordered, That the said Ratification be signed by his Excellency the President, and attested by the two Secretaries, in behalf of this Convention.
Resolved, That his Excellency the President be desired to transmit to Congress the Ratification aforesaid, and that the duplicate thereof, together with the Journal of the proceedings of this Convention, be deposited by one of the Secretaries, in the office of the Secretary of this State, there to remain of record.
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CONVENTION PROCEEDINGS. Mr. Jay from the Committee appointed for the purpose, reported a draft of a circular Letter, from this Convention to the Executives of the several other States, to be laid before their respective Legislatures, which was read, and being again read by paragraphs and agreed to, is in the words following, viz.
Mr. President then put the question, whether the Convention did agree to the said letter, and it was unanimously carried in the affirmative.
Resolved, That the requisite number of copies of the said letter be prepared, and that his Excellency the President is hereby requested to subscribe and transmit the same, as by order of this Convention, to the Executives of each of the States respectively.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this Convention, be communicated to the Legislature of this State at their next session, and that they be and are hereby earnestly requested to co-operate with our sister States in measures for obtaining a general Convention to consider the amendments and alterations proposed by them and us, as proper to be made in the Constitution of the United States.
Resolved, That his Excellency the President be requested, as Governor of this State, to make the above-mentioned communication.
Resolved, That his Excellency the President be requested to take order to ascertain the incidental expences of the Convention, and to lay the account thereof before the Legislature at their next meeting.
Ordered, That each member of the Convention be furnished with a copy of the Journals, and that a copy be forwarded to each city, town, district and precinct within this State.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be given to the President, and Chairman of the Committee of the whole House, for their equal and impartial conduct in their respective stations.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be given to the Reverend Mr. Henry Van Dyck and to Mr. Daniel Marsh, for their punctual attendance on the Convention, and the satisfactory manner in which they performed the service requested of them.
Then the President, with the unanimous consent of the Convention, adjourned the same without day.

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