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title:“NY Ratification Convention Journal”
date written:1788-7-16

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"NY Ratification Convention Journal." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 2184-85. Print.
Convention Journal, 16 July 1788

NY Ratification Convention Journal (July 16, 1788)

WEDNESDAY, 10 o' CLOCK, The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Hobart made a motion for the Convention to adopt the following resolution, viz.
Whereas since the time of electing the delegates now in Convention assembled, the Constitution submitted to their consideration hath been so far ratified as to have become a system of government for ten of the United States, and the necessary measures are now pursuing for organizing and carrying the same into operation.— And whereas at the time of the said election, the citizens of divers parts of this State were opposed to certain articles in the said Constitution.
And whereas from the important change, which hath since the meeting of this Convention, taken place in the situation of public affairs, it is desireable that an opportunity should be given to the said delegates to know fully the sentiments at present entertained by their constituents on a subject so interesting to them, and which may so deeply affect the public welfare and tranquillity. Therefore,
Resolved, That this Convention do adjourn until the — day of — next, then to meet at —.
The said resolution being read, debates arose, and after some time spent thereon,
Ordered, That the farther consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.
Then the Convention adjourned until ten of the clock to-morrow morning.

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