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Constitutional Convention. Withdrawal of a Motion, [10 September 1787]

Constitutional Convention. Withdrawal of a Motion

[Philadelphia, September 10, 1787]

Col: Hamilton withdrew the remainder of the motion to postpone art XXII,1 observing that his purpose was defeated by the vote just given.2

Hunt and Scott, Debates description begins Gaillard Hunt and James Brown Scott, eds., The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Which Framed the Constitution of the United States of America. Reported by James Madison (New York, 1920). description ends , 543.

1In “Constitutional Convention. Motion on the Ratification of the Constitution,” September 10, 1787, H had moved to postpone consideration of Article XXI of the proposed Constitution in order to take up his substitute for it. By withdrawing “the remainder of the motion to postpone art XXII,” H presumably meant that his motion would have superseded both articles and that its rejection obviated any specific motion on Article XXII.

2The Convention had defeated H’s proposal to postpone Article XXI.

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