New York Assembly. Resolution on the
Appointment of Delegates to the
[New York, February 26, 1787]
Resolved (If the Honorable the Senate concur herein) that Five Delegates be appointed on the part of this State, to meet such Delegates as may be appointed on the part of the other States respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, and reporting to Congress and to the several Legislatures, such alterations and provisions therein, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the several States, render the Fœderal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government and the preservation of the Union; and that in case of such concurrence, the two Houses of the Legislature will meet, on Thursday next, at such place as the Honorable the Senate shall think proper, for the purpose of electing the said Delegates, by joint ballot.2
New York Assembly Journal description begins Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). description ends , 1787, 68.
1. The Journal of the Assembly does not give the author of this resolution. The New-York Journal, and Weekly Register, March 8, 1787, however, states that the resolution was introduced on the motion of H.
Conformable with the recommendation of the commissioners who met at Annapolis in September, 1786 (“Address of the Annapolis Convention,” September 14, 1786), the Continental Congress on February 21 proposed that a convention meet in Philadelphia in May for the purpose of “revising the Articles of Confederation …” to “render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Government.” The congressional resolution was transmitted to the Assembly on February 23 by Governor George Clinton.
2. For H’s appointment as a delegate, see “Appointment as Delegate to the Constitutional Convention,” March 6, 1787.