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New York Ratifying Convention. Eighth Speech of July 19, [19 July 1788]

New York Ratifying Convention. Eighth Speech of July 191

[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 19, 1788]

Ham[ilton]—this [amendment]2 cannot be by way of explanation—but may be by recommendation.3

Gilbert Livingston MS Notes, MS Division, New York Public Library.

2The proposed amendment reads as follows:

“That the Judicial p⟨ower⟩ of ⟨the⟩ United States as to Controversies between Citizens of different States is not to be construed to extend to any Controversy relating to any real Estate not claimed under Grants of different States.” (John McKesson Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City.)

3The Convention accepted H’s suggestion that this amendment be made recommendatory.

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