New York Ratifying Convention. Second Speech of July 2
(Melancton Smith’s Version)1
[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 2, 1788]
Mr Hamilton sd. If the States are not united, therefore necessary to clog it—concludes the other way.
The major Interests, ought always to govern.
If it shd. become a steady principle, not to make war for rights, soon have no rights.
Melancton Smith MS Notes, from the original in the New York State Library, Albany.