New York Ratifying Convention. Sixth Speech of July 221
[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 22, 1788]
Ham[ilton]—wishes to know what objectn gent. have to Congss. arranging the militia.2
Gilbert Livingston MS Notes, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. H was discussing the following amendment concerning the militia:
“That the power to organize arm and discipline the Militia shall only extend so far as to prescribe the Mode of officering arming & disciplining ⟨– – – – –⟩. (John McKesson Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City.)
2. The Convention agreed to withdraw the amendment.