New York Ratifying Convention. Remarks
(John Mc Kesson’s Version)1
[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 12, 1788]
I rise with Reluctance
It has been industriously circulated that I am a Man of such Talents as to carry2 any Cause—
Insinuations agt. me out of this Hous[e] to shut the Hearts of the House agt. me—
John McKesson MS Notes, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
2. McKesson wrote and then crossed out the word “espouse.” Over the deleted word he wrote “carry.”