New York Ratifying Convention. Third Speech of July 221
[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 22, 1788]
Ham[ilton]—improper in a war, or in the case of a war to publish a state of accounts to all the world—2
Gilbert Livingston MS Notes, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. In this speech H was discussing the following amendment:
“That an Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of public Money shall at least once in every Year be transmitted to the Executives of the several States to be laid before the Legislature thereof.” (John McKesson Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City.)
2. The Convention rejected the proposed amendment.