New York Ratifying Convention. Second Speech of July 22
[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 22, 1788]
Gilbert Livingston Papers, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. H was opposing an amendment which provided “That the Congress appoint in such manner as they may think proper a Council to advise the President in the Appointment of Officers” (John McKesson Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City).
2. After H’s remarks, the Convention rejected the proposed amendment by a vote of 46 to 10 (Gilbert Livingston MS Notes, MS Division, New York Public Library).