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title:“Robert R. Livingston's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates”
authors:Robert R. Livingston
date written:1788-7-4

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Livingston, Robert R.. "Robert R. Livingston's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 2094-97. Print.
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Robert R. Livingston, Notes, New-York Historical Society

Robert R. Livingston's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates (July 4, 1788)

SMITH. President dangerous if continued too long— More independant by giving a longer duration & rendered ineligible— Am[endmen]t 7 yrs. in office then ineligible Mr Smith— No provision for reelection in case death removal &c.
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G. LIVINGSTON. Danger power commanding army—Amt. Shall not command army nor grant pardons
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SMITH. Necessary because essential have government [– – –] [– – –] shd. be absent— Mr. Smith Objs. to appt of officers by consent senate—executive power to be distinct— Amendmt proposed see amt.—

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