Alexander Hamilton Papers

New York Ratifying Convention. Second Motion of July 22, [22 July 1788]

New York Ratifying Convention. Second Motion of July 221

[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 22, 1788]

Ham[ilton]—moves2 an amend[men]t that a court of trial of impeachments be constituted, prout—thinks this amend[men]t will obviate many of the objections against the senate.3

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

1This motion is not recorded in McKesson, “Journal of the Proceedings,” description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the Convention of the State of NewYork. Held at the Town of Poughkeepsie County of Dutchess and Commencing on Tuesday the 17th day of June 1788” (MS, New York State Library, Albany). description ends New York State Library, Albany.

2H’s motion was made just before the Convention took up the various amendments relating to the Senate of the United States.

3The Convention accepted H’s motion.

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