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Ratification by the States | Volume XX: New York, No. 2 | Documents

I: The Debate over the Constitution in New York, 21 July 1787–31 January 1788 (continued)
Giles Hickory, New York American Magazine, 1 January 1788Jemima Loveleap, New York American Magazine, 1 January 1788Twenty-seven Subscribers, New York Journal, 1 January 1788Observer, New York Journal, 1 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 31 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 1 January 1788New York Packet, 1 January 1788Lansingburgh Northern Centinel, 1 January 1788Advertisement for the Book Edition of The Federalist, New York Independent Journal, 2 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 32–33 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 2 January 1788Philadelphia Freeman's Journal, 2 January 1788Brutus VII, New York Journal, 3 January 1788Cato VII, New York Journal, 3 January 1788Examiner V, New York Journal, 4 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 34 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 4 January 1788§ Editors’ Note: New York Reprinting of New England's Response to the Federal Farmer's Letters to the Republican, 4 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 35 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 5 January 1788New York Journal, 7 January 1788New York Journal, 7 January 1788Walter Rutherfurd to John Rutherfurd, New York, 8, 15 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 36 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 8 January 1788§ Editors’ Note: New York Reprinting of Virginia Governor Edmund Randolph's 10 October 1787 Letter to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, 8 January–April 1788Country Federalist, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 9 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 29 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 9 January 1788Albany Gazette, 10, 17 January 1788New York Journal and the Post Office, 10 January–25 March 1788Brutus VIII, New York Journal, 10 January 1788A Countryman IV (De Witt Clinton), New York Journal, 10 January 1788Abraham Van Vechten to Henry Oothoudt and Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Johnstown, 11 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 37 (James Madison), New York Daily Advertiser, 11 January 1788From William Constable, New York, 12 January 1788Richard Sill to Jeremiah Wadsworth, Albany, 12 January 1788Americanus VI, New York Daily Advertiser, 12 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 38 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 12 January 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Joseph Barrell, New York, 13 January 1788Lewis Morris, Sr., to Lewis Morris, Jr. Morrisania, 13 January 1788Hugh Ledlie to John Lamb, Hartford, 15 January 1788§ Editors’ Note: New York Reprinting of Luther Martin's Genuine Information, 15 January–7 April 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 16 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 39 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 16 January 1788Albany Gazette, 17 January 1788 (supplement)Brutus IX, New York Journal, 17 January 1788A Countryman V (De Witt Clinton), New York Journal, 17 January 1788New York Morning Post, 17 January 1788Curtiopolis, New York Daily Advertiser, 18 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 40 (James Madison), New York Packet, 18 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 41 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 19 January 1788Americanus VII, New York Daily Advertiser, 21 January 1788A Countryman V (Hugh Hughes), New York Journal, 22 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 42 (James Madison), New York Packet, 22 January 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 23 January 1788Melancton Smith to Abraham Yates, Jr. New York, 23 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 43 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 23 January 1788New York Journal, 23 January 1788Sidney, Albany Gazette, 24 January 1788A Citizen, Hudson Weekly Gazette, 24 January 1788Brutus X, New York Journal, 24 January 1788Expositor I, New York Journal, 24, 31 January, and 7 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 44 (James Madison), New York Packet, 25 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 45 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 26 January 1788Charles Tillinghast to Hugh Hughes, New York, 27–28 January 1788Melancton Smith to Abraham Yates, Jr. New York, 28 January 1788Staats Morris to Lewis Morris, Jr. New York, 29 January 1788From John Williams, Poughkeepsie, 29 January 1788A Citizen, Lansingburgh Northern Centinel, 29 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 46 (James Madison), New York Packet, 29 January 1788Publius: The Federalist 47 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 30 January 1788Philadelphia Freeman's Journal, 30 January 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 31 January 1788A Citizen, Hudson Weekly Gazette, 31 January 1788Brutus XI, New York Journal, 31 January 1788
II: The New York Legislature Calls a Convention, 11 January–1 February 1788
IntroductionNew York Journal, 3 January 1788New York Journal, 8 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Friday, 11 January 1788Senate Proceedings, Friday, 11 January 1788Governor George Clinton: Speech to the New York Legislature, Poughkeepsie, 11 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Friday, 11 January 1788Senate Proceedings, Friday, 11 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Tuesday, 15 January 1788Lansingburgh Northern Centinel, 15 January 1788Senate Proceedings, Wednesday, 16 January 1788James Madison to George Washington, New York, 20 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Saturday, 26 January 1788Senate Proceedings, Saturday, 26 January 1788Philip Schuyler to Stephen Van Rensselaer, Poughkeepsie, 27 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Monday, 28 January 1788Senate Proceedings, Monday, 28 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Tuesday, 29 January 1788Newspaper Report of Assembly Proceedings, Tuesday, 29 January 1788Newspaper Report of Assembly Proceedings, Tuesday, 29 January, and Thursday, 31 January 1788Assembly Proceedings, Thursday, 31 January 1788Newspaper Report of Assembly Debates, Thursday, 31 January 1788Senate Proceedings, Friday, 1 February 1788Newspaper Report of Senate Debates, Friday, 1 February 1788Assembly Proceedings, Friday, 1 February 1788From Egbert Benson, Poughkeepsie, 1 February 1788Assembly Proceedings, Saturday, 2 February 1788Samuel Jones, Jr., to Samuel Jones, New York, 6 February 1788James Madison to George Washington, New York, 8 February 1788Pennsylvania Herald, 9 February 1788Pennsylvania Gazette, 13 February 1788Joseph Barrell to Samuel Blachley Webb, Boston, 20 February 1788Providence United States Chronicle, 21 February
III: The Debate over the Constitution in New York, 1 February–26 July 1788
IntroductionGiles Hickory, New York American Magazine, 1 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 48 (James Madison), New York Packet, 1 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 49 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 2 February 1788John Jay to George Washington, New York, 3 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 50 (James Madison), New York Packet, 5 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 51 (James Madison), New York Independent Journal, 6 February 1788§ Editors’ Note: The Importance of Massachusetts Ratification to New York, 6 February§ Editors’ Note: New York and the Massachusetts Convention's Amendments to the Constitution, 6 February 1788Fabius, Albany Gazette, 7 February 1788New York Journal, 7 February 1788Brutus XII, New York Journal, 7 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 52 (James Madison?), New York Packet, 8 February 1788Abraham Bancker to Evert Bancker, Staten Island, 9 February 1788Fabius, Albany Journal, 9 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 53 (James Madison or Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 9 February 1788From William Constable, New York, 10 February 1788Francis Silvester to De Witt Clinton, Kinderhook, 12 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 54 (James Madison), New York Packet, 12 February 1788Poor S——m, New York Packet, 12 February 1788William North to Henry Knox, Albany, 13 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 55 (James Madison?), New York Independent Journal, 13 February 1788New York City Celebrates Massachusetts Ratification of the Constitution 13, 14, and 16 FebruaryEbenezer Hazard to Jedidiah Morse, New York, 14 February 1788Brutus XII, New York Journal, 14 February 1788A Countryman VI (Hugh Hughes), New York Journal, 14 February 1788Abraham B. Bancker to Evert Bancker, Poughkeepsie, 15 February 1788Brockholst Livingston to William Livingston, 15 February 1788Nathaniel Hazard to Mathew Carey, New York, 16 February 1788“L.S.”, New York Daily Advertiser, 16 February 1788Conciliator, 16 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 56 (James Madison?), New York Independent Journal, 16 February 1788Collin McGregor to Neil Jamieson, New York, 18 February 1788A Citizen of America, New York Daily Advertiser, 19 February 1788New York Morning Post, 19 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 57 (James Madison?), New York Packet, 19 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 58 (James Madison?), New York Independent Journal, 20 February 1788A Freeholder of the City of Albany, Albany Gazette, 21 February 1788Suilbup, Albany Gazette, 21 February 1788Brutus XIII, New York Journal, 21 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 59 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 22 February 1788§ Editors’ Note: New York and the Adjournment of the New Hampshire Convention, 22 February 1788Fabius, Albany Journal, 23 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 60 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 23 February 1788Reports of the Burning of the Constitution in Ulster County, 23 February–12 AprilEbenezer Hazard to Mathew Carey, New York, 25 February 1788Senex, Albany Journal, 25 February 1788A Citizen, Albany Federal Herald, 25 February 1788Albany Federal Herald, 25 February 1788§ Editors’ Note: Hugh Williamson: Speech at Edenton, N.C. New York Daily Advertiser, 25–27 February 1788A Dutchess County Farmer, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 26 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 61 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 26 February 1788John Howard to George Thatcher, Smithtown, 27 February 1788Publius: The Federalist 62 (James Madison?), New York Independent Journal, 27 February 1788New Jersey Journal, 27 February 1788Brutus XIV, New York Journal, 28 February 1788Expositor II, New York Journal, 28 February 1788John Lansing, Jr., George Metcalf, and the Writing of “A Citizen”, 28 February and 1 March 1788Jacob Cuyler to Philip Schuyler, Albany, 29 February 1788New York Packet, 29 February 1788The Albany Anti-Federal Committee Attempts to Establish an Antifederalist Printer in Albany, 1–23 MarchPublius: The Federalist 63 (James Madison?), New York Independent Journal, 1 March 1788Hannah Thomson to John Mifflin, New York, 2 March 1788Albany Journal, 3 March 1788A Citizen, Albany Federal Herald, 3 March 1788Collin McGregor to Neil Jamieson, New York, 4 March 1788A Countryman, New York Daily Advertiser, 5 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 64 (John Jay), New York Independent Journal, 5 March 1788Timon, New York Daily Advertiser, 6 March 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 6 March 1788Brutus XIV, New York Journal, 6 March 1788Lewis Morris, Sr., to Lewis Morris, Jr. Poughkeepsie, 7 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 65 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 7 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 66 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 8 March 1788Henry Knox to George Washington, New York, 10 March 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 11 March 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 11 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 67 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 11 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 68 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 12 March 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, Senate Room, Poughkeepsie, 14 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 69 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 14 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 70 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 15 March 1788Albany Federal Herald, 17 March 1788Fabius, Albany Federal Herald, 17 March 1788Leonard Gansevoort to Peter Gansevoort, New York, 18 March 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, Poughkeepsie, 18 March 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 18 March 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 18 March 1788A Lover of Truth and Decency, New York Journal, 18 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 71 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 18 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 72 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 19 March 1788Brutus XV, New York Journal, 20 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 73 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 21 March 1788Timon, New York Daily Advertiser, 22 March 1788Publication, Sale, and Distribution in New York of Volume I of the Book Edition of The Federalist, 22 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 74 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 25 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 75 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 26 March 1788George Clinton to Peter Tappan, New York, 28 March 1788New York Journal, 29 March 1788Plain Truth, Albany Federal Herald, 31 March 1788Albany Federal Herald, 31 March 1788Publius: The Federalist 76 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Packet, 1 April 1788Agricola's Opinion, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 1 April 1788Abraham B. Bancker to Evert Bancker, Kingston, 2 April 1788Hugh Ledlie to John Lamb, Hartford, 2 April 1788Publius: The Federalist 77 (Alexander Hamilton), New York Independent Journal, 2 April 1788Winchester Virginia Gazette, 2 April 1788Alexander Hamilton to James Madison, New York, 3 April 1788Hugh Hughes to Ephraim Kirby, Dutchess County, 3 April 1788A Citizen, Hudson Weekly Gazette, 3 April 1788New York Journal, 3 April 1788John Myers to James Duane, Duanesburgh, 5 April 1788New York Federal Republican Committee Distributes Antifederalist Literature New York, 6–22 April 1788Peter Ten Broeck to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Manor Livingston, 7 April 1788Albany Federal Herald, 7 April 1788A Friend to Good Government, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 8 April 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 8 April 1788Archibald M'Lean to Stephen Van Rensselaer, New York, 10 April 1788Brutus XVI, New York Journal, 10 April 1788Watchman, New York Journal, 10 April 1788New York Journal, 10 April 1788Leonard Gansevoort to Stephen Van Rensselaer, New York, 11 April 1788New York Morning Post, 11 April 1788§ Editors’ Note: The Doctors’ Riot, New York, 13–15 April 1788Charleston City Gazette, 14 April 1788A Friend to Good Government, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 15 April 1788Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull's 1783 Farewell Address, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 15 April 1788A Citizen of New-York: An Address to the People of the State of New York, 15 April 1788A Plebeian: An Address to the People of the State of New York, 17 April 1788John Jay to George Washington, New York, 20 April 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Joseph Barrell, New York, 20 April 1788De Witt Clinton to James Clinton, New York, 25 April 1788A Tenant, New York Journal, 29 April 1788§ Editors’ Note: Address of a Maryland Antifederalist to the Members of the New York and Virginia Conventions, Post–30 April 1788The New York Journal and Maryland's Ratification of the Constitution, 1–5 May 1788New York American Magazine, 2 May 1788A Spectator, New York Journal, 2 May 1788New York Journal, 2 May 1788Federal Farmer: An Additional Number of Letters to the Republican, New York, 2 May 1788Joseph Barrell to Samuel Blachley Webb, Boston, 4 May 1788New Hampshire Spy, 6 May 1788Robert R. Livingston to Marquis de la Luzerne, Clermont, 7 May 1788An Attempt at Cooperation Between Virginia and New York Antifederalists, 8 May–15 OctoberSamuel A. Otis to Benjamin Lincoln, New York, 8 May 1788State Gazette of South Carolina, 8 May 1788Nathan Dane to Samuel Adams, New York, 10 May 1788Pennsylvania Gazette, 14 May 1788Henry Knox to the Marquis de Lafayette, New York, 15 May 1788Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, 15 May 1788The New York Federal Republican Committee Seeks Interstate Cooperation in Obtaining Amendments to the Constitution, 18 May–6 August 1788Samuel A. Otis to George Thatcher, New York, 18 May 1788Alexander Hamilton to James Madison, New York, 19 May 1788Alexander Hamilton to Gouverneur Morris, New York, 19 May 1788New York Journal, 19 May 1788§ Editors’ Note: The New York Reporting of the Election Riot, in Dobbs County, N.C., 20 May 1788“Y.W.”, New York Journal, 21 May 1788Virginia Independent Chronicle, 21 May 1788Rusticus, New York Journal, 23 May 1788William Bingham to Tench Coxe, New York, 25 May 1788Henry Knox to George Washington, New York, 25 May 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 26 May 1788New York Journal, 26 May 1788Samuel A. Otis to Caleb Davis, New York, 27 May 1788§ Editors’ Note: The Canvassing of Ballots for the Election of Convention Delegates, 27 May 1788An American, New York Packet, 27 May 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, New York, 28 May 1788§ Editors’ Note: Publication, Sale, and Distribution in New York of Volume II of the Book Edition of The Federalist, 28 MayPublius: The Federalist 78 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 79 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 80 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 81 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 82 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 83 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 84 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788Publius: The Federalist 85 (Alexander Hamilton), Volume II, 28 May 1788John Jay to George Washington, New York, 29 May 1788Comte de Moustier to Comte de Montmorin, New York, 29 May 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 1 June 1788John Lansing, Jr., to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 1 June 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, New York, 1 June 1788New York American Magazine, 3 June 1788The Establishment of a Federalist Express System Between the New Hampshire and New York Conventions, 4–16 June 1788Collin McGregor to Neil Jamieson, New York, 4 June 1788Abraham Baldwin to Seaborn Jones, New York, 5 June 1788Benjamin Chew to Samuel Chew, Philadelphia, 5 June 1788Ebenezer Hazard to Jeremy Belknap, New York, 5 June 1788Comte de Moustier to Comte de Montmorin, New York, 5 June 1788Henry Van Shaack to Stephen Van Rensselaer, Pittsfield, Mass., 5 June 1788§ Editors’ Note: New York City Newspapers Report South Carolina's, Ratification of the Constitution, 5–7 June 1788From the New York Federal Republican Committee, New York, 6 June 1788New York Packet, 6 June 1788Alexander Hamilton to James Madison, New York, 8 June 1788Abigail Adams Smith to John Quincy Adams, New York, 8 June 1788John Jay to Thomas Jefferson, Office for Foreign Affairs, 9 June 1788New York Packet, 10 June 1788Tench Coxe to James Madison, Philadelphia, 11 June 1788Henry Knox to Otho Holland Williams, New York, 11 June 1788A Pennsylvanian to the New York Convention, Pennsylvania Gazette, 11 June 1788William Bingham to Tench Coxe, New York, 12 June 1788William Smith to Abraham Yates, Jr. Manor St. George, 12 June 1788New York Journal, 12 June 1788Stephen Elliott to Jedidiah Morse, New Haven, 13 June 1788Henry Knox to Benjamin Lincoln, New York, 13 June 1788Sydney, New York Journal, 13, 14 June 1788Nathan Dane to Samuel Holten, New York, 14 June 1788Richard Platt to Winthrop Sargent, New York, 14 June 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 14 June 1788Massachusetts Centinel, 14 June 1788Nathan Dane to Rufus King, New York, 15 June 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 15 June 1788Abigail Adams Smith to Abigail Adams, New York, 15 June 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, New York, 15 June 1788Cyrus Griffin to Thomas FitzSimons, New York, 16 June 1788