Alexander Hamilton Papers

New York Ratifying Convention. Resolution by John Jay, [11 July 1788]

New York Ratifying Convention. Resolution by John Jay1

[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 11, 1788]

Resolved, as the opinion of the Committee that the Constitution under consideration ought to be ratified by this convention.

Resolved further as the opinion of this Committee that such parts of the said constitution as may be thought doubtful ought to [be] explained and that whatever amendments may be deemed useful or expedient ought to be recommended.

D, in writing of H, John McKesson Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1On July 7, the New York Convention finished going through the Constitution, which, since the beginning of the Convention on June 17, had been debated clause by clause. On July 7, John Lansing, Jr., “presented to the committee a bill of rights to be prefixed to the Constitution” and on July 10 submitted “a plan of amendments” (Childs, Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York description begins The Debates and Proceedings of the State of New-York, Assembled at Poughkeepsie, on the 17th June, 1788. To deliberate and decide on the Form of Federal Government recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th September, 1787. Taken in Short Hand (New York: Printed and Sold by Francis Childs, 1788). description ends , 141). On July 11, John Jay introduced a resolution which had been drafted by H.

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