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Ratification by the States | Volume XXI: New York, No. 3 | Documents

III: The Debate over the Constitution in New York, 1 February–30 August 1788 (Continued)
Edward Carrington to James Madison, New York, 17 June 1788Hudson Weekly Gazette, 17 June 1788Hudson Weekly Gazette, 17 June 1788New York Morning Post, 17 June 1788James M. Hughes to John Lamb, Poughkeepsie, 18 June 1788William Jackson to John Langdon, Philadelphia, 18 June 1788Massachusetts Centinel, 18 June 1788Charleston Columbian Herald, 19 June 1788New York Journal, 19 June 1788Henry Chapman to Stephen Collins, New York, 20 June 1788A Friend to Order and Peace, Pennsylvania Mercury, 21 June 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 22 June 1788Peter Van Schaack to Henry Van Schaack, Kinderhook, 22 June 1788William Duer to James Madison, New York, 23 June 1788John Pintard to Elisha Boudinot, New York, 23 June 1788News of New Hampshire and Virginia Ratification Arrives in New York, 24 June–2 July 1788Ebenezer Hazard to George Washington, General Post Office, New York, 24 June 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, Poughkeepsie, 24–25 June 1788Hudson Weekly Gazette, 24 June 1788John Brown to Archibald Stuart, New York, 25 June 1788Alexander Hamilton to James Madison, Poughkeepsie, 25 June 1788Comte de Moustier to Comte de Montmorin, New York, 25 June 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, New York, 25 June 1788New Jersey Journal, 25 June 1788Ebenezer Hazard to Jeremy Belknap, New York, 26 June 1788Rufus King to Nathan Dane, Newburyport, Mass., 27 June 1788Abraham Bancker to Evert Bancker, Poughkeepsie, 28 June 1788St. John de Crevecoeur to James Bowdoin, New York, 28 June 1788Richard Penn Hicks to John Dickinson, New York, 28 June 1788George Washington to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Mount Vernon, 28 June 1788New York Journal, 28 June 1788Henry Knox to John Sullivan, New York, 29 June 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 29 June 1788Silas Talbot to John Duncan, Johnstown, Montgomery County, c. 29 June 1788Peter Van Schaack to Henry C. Van Schaack, Kinderhook, 29 June 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to Abraham G. Lansing, New York, 29 June 1788Charleston City Gazette, 30 June 1788Victor Marie DuPont to Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours, New York, 1–4 July 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Joseph Barrell, New York, 1–2 July 1788Adrian Wynkoop to Cornelius Ten Broeck, Hurley, 1 July 1788Abraham Yates, Jr., to George Clinton, New York, 1 July 1788“W— W—”, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 1 July 1788New Hampshire Spy, 1 July 1788Evert Bancker to Abraham Bancker, New York, 2 July 1788From Collin McGregor, New York, 2 July 1788Comte de Moustier to Comte de Montmorin, New York, 2 July 1788From Philip Schuyler, c. 2 July 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, New York, 2 July 1788§ Editors’ Note: Confederation Congress Makes Provision to Put the: New Government Under the Constitution into Operation, 2 July–13 September 1788Adrian Bancker to Evert Bancker, Hermitage, Staten Island, 3 July 1788Nathan Dane to Melancton Smith, New York, 3 July 1788Thomas Goadsby to Kirkman, Holmes, and Company, New York, 3 July 1788Ebenezer Hazard to Jeremy Belknap, New York, 3 July 1788Henry Knox to Arthur St. Clair, New York, 3 July 1788Nathaniel Lawrence to John Lamb, Poughkeepsie, 3 July 1788Leonidas, New York Journal, 3 July 1788Pennsylvania Mercury, 3 July 1788Fourth of July CelebrationsJohn Lamb to Nathaniel Lawrence, New York, 6 July 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, New York, 6 July 1788John Swann to James Iredell, New York, 7 July 1788Hugh Williamson to James Iredell, New York, 7 July 1788David S. Bogart to Samuel Blachley Webb, Poughkeepsie, 8 July 1788Nicholas Gilman to John Langdon, New York, 8 July 1788From Henry Izard, Poughkeepsie, 8 July 1788Hudson Weekly Gazette, 8 July 1788Hudson Weekly Gazette, 8 July 1788Cato, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 8 July 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 8 July 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 9 July 1788New York Independent Journal, 9 July 1788John Pintard to Elisha Boudinot, New York, 10 July 1788Samuel Osgood to Melancton Smith and Samuel Jones, New York, 11 July 1788William Stuart to Griffith Evans, New York, 11 July 1788New York Packet, 11 July 1788Massachusetts Centinel, 12 July 1788Nathan Dane to Caleb Strong, New York, 13 July 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, New York, 13 July 1788John Henry Livingston to Eilardus Westerlo, New York, 14 July 1788Albany Journal, 14 July 1788Nicholas Gilman to John Langdon, New York, 15 July 1788Ebenezer Hazard to Mathew Carey, New York, 15 July 1788Richard Penn Hicks to John Dickinson, New York, 15 July 1788Caleb S. Riggs to John Fitch, New York, 15 July 1788Jeremiah Wadsworth to Oliver Wolcott, Jr. New York, 15 July 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 15 July 1788James Madison to Edmund Randolph, New York, 16 July 1788Joshua Mersereau to Horatio Gates, New Brunswick, Ulster County, 16 July 1788Nicholas Gilman to John Langdon, New York, 17 July 1788Ebenezer Hazard to Jeremy Belknap, New York, 17 July 1788Samuel A. Otis to George Thatcher, New York, 17 July 1788New York Journal, 17 July 1788New York Journal, 17 July 1788Theodore Sedgwick to Governor John Hancock, Stockbridge, Mass., 18 July 1788Seth Johnson to Andrew Craigie, New York, 19 July 1788Robert Morris to Silas Talbot, New York, 19 July 1788Adrian Bancker to Evert Bancker, Hermitage, Staten Island, 20 July 1788Ezra L'Hommedieu to John Smith, New York, 20 July 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 20 July 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, New York, 20 July 1788James Madison to George Washington, New York, 21 July 1788Pierse Long to Nicholas Gilman, Portsmouth, N.H., 22 July 1788James Madison to Edmund Randolph, New York, 22 July 1788Jedidiah Morse, Jr., to Jedidiah Morse, Sr. New York, 22 July 1788Thomas Tudor Tucker to St. George Tucker, New York, 22, 28 July 1788Massachusetts Gazette, 22 July 1788Abraham Clark to Thomas Sinnickson, New York, 23 July 1788John Francis to Nicholas Brown, New York, 23 July 1788Oliver Wolcott, Sr., to Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Litchfield, Conn., 23 July 1788The New York City Federal Procession, 23 July 1788Evert Bancker to Abraham Bancker, New York, 24 July 1788James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, New York, 24, 26 JulyCaleb Strong to Nathan Dane, Northampton, Mass., 24 July 1788New Haven Gazette, 24 July 1788Evert Bancker to Adrian Bancker, New York, 25 July 1788Don Diego de Gardoqui to Conde de Floridablanca, New York, 25 July 1788Don Diego de Gardoqui to Conde de Floridablanca, New York, 25 July 1788Comte de Moustier to the Comte de Montmorin, New York, 25 July 1788Victor Marie DuPont to Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours, New York, 26 July 1788John Vaughan to John Dickinson, Philadelphia, 26 July 1788Hugh Williamson to James Iredell, New York, 26 JulyWilliam Ellery to Benjamin Huntington, Newport, R.I., 28 July 1788Eilardus Westerlo Memoirs, Albany, 29 July 1788Tobias Lear to George Washington, Portsmouth, N.H., 31 July 1788Richard Platt to Winthrop Sargent, New York, 8 August 1788John Brown Cutting to Thomas Jefferson, London, 22 August 1788John Brown Cutting to Thomas Jefferson, London, 30 August 1788
IV: The Election of Convention Delegates, 29 April–3 May 1788
IntroductionCity and County of Albany
Leonard Gansevoort to Peter Gansevoort, Albany, 13 February 1788William North to Henry Knox, Albany, 13 February 1788Henry Oothoudt to Leonard Bronck, Albany, 13 February 1788Fabius, Albany Journal, 18 February 1788Civis, Albany Journal, 23 February 1788Albany Federal Herald, 25 February 1788Albany Anti-Federal Committee Circular Letter, Albany, 27 February 1788Jeronemus Hoogland to Philip Schuyler, Lansingburgh, 1 March 1788Mercator, Albany Federal Herald, 3 March 1788Albany Federal Herald, 3 March 1788Leonard Gansevoort to Peter Gansevoort, New York, 5 March 1788An Anti-Federalist, Albany Journal, 8 March 1788“W.M.”, Albany Journal, 10 March 1788Abraham G. Lansing to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 12 March 1788Albany Federal Committee to James Duane, Albany, 12 March 1788Albany Federal Committee Circular, 14 March 1788Albany Anti-Federal Committee Circular, 15 March 1788“J.M.”, Albany Journal, 15 March 1788Leonard Gansevoort to Peter Gansevoort, New York, 18 March 1788Albany Federal Committee Circular, 26 March 1788Philip Schuyler to Robert R. Livingston, Albany, 29 March 1788Philip Schuyler to John B. Schuyler, Albany, 1 April 1788Henry Oothoudt to John McKesson, Albany, 3 April 1788Leonard Gansevoort to Stephen Van Rensselaer, New York, 6 April 1788Albany Anti-Federal Committee Circular, 10 April 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 10 April 1788A Tenant: To the Tenants of the County of Albany, Albany, c. 10 April 1788§ Editors’ Note: Albany Anti-Federal Committee to the New York Federal Republican Committee 12 April 1788Albany Federal Committee: An Impartial Address, c. 20 April 1788Schenectady Farmer, c. 20 April 1788New York City Scotsmen's Address, Albany, 21 April 1788Albany Anti-Federal Committee Circular, c. 23 April 1788Albany Anti-Federal Committee to Benjamin Egbertsen, Jonathan Niles, and others of Stephentown, Albany, 28 April 1788Albany Anti-Federal Committee Circular, c. 28 April 1788William North to James Duane, Duanesburg, 4 May 1788Lansingburgh Federal Herald, 5 May 1788Alexander Hamilton to James Madison, New York, 11, 19 May 1788Abraham Oothoudt to James Duane, Schenectady, 19 May 1788Supervisors of the City and County of Albany, Canvassing the Ballots for the Convention, 27–29 May 1788Henry K. Van Rensselaer to Nicholas Fish, Greenbush, 28 May 1788Matthew Visscher to Abraham Yates, Jr., John McKesson, and Melancton Smith Albany, 30 May 1788John Lansing, Jr., to Abraham Yates, Jr. Albany, 1 June 1788Printing of Election Results, 2–9 June 1788“R.”, New York Journal, 7 June 1788John Myers to James Duane, Duanesburg, 23 June 1788
Columbia CountyDutchess CountyKings CountyMontgomery CountyCity and County of New York
A Federalist, New York Daily Advertiser, 16 February 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 18 February 1788New York Journal, 19 February 1788Montgomery, New York Daily Advertiser, 20 February 1788A Free Citizen, New York Journal, 28 February 1788An Adviser, New York Daily Advertiser, 1 March 1788An Independent Elector, New York Daily Advertiser, 6 March 1788A Citizen, New York Daily Advertiser, 10 March 1788A Freeman, New York Journal, 13 March 1788A Citizen, New York Journal, 17 March 1788An Old Man, and a Friend to Impartiality, New York Journal, 19 March 1788A Citizen, and real Friend to Order and good Government, New York Daily Advertiser, 21 March 1788Minerva, New York Daily Advertiser, 22 March 1788A Freeman, New York Journal, 22 March 1788Election Circular, 2 April 1788Appointment and Meeting of Election Inspectors, 3, 10 April 1788A Citizen, New York Journal, 5 April 1788Customers, New York Journal, 5 April 1788New York Journal, 5 April 1788The Federal Ticket, New York Independent Journal, 9 April 1788Peter Elting to Peter Van Gaasbeek, New York, 11 April 1788§ Editors’ Note: New York City Scotsmen's Address New York, 12 April 1788A Citizen, and Friend of Good Order, New York Journal, 14 April 1788New York Journal, 14 April 1788Marcus, New York Journal, 18 April 1788New York Journal, 19 April 1788Marcus, New York Journal, 22 April 1788Carpenters’ Meetings, 22 and 26 April 1788Meeting of New York City Germans, 26 April 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 26 April 1788Honestus, New York Journal, 26 April 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Joseph Barrell, New York, 27 April 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, New York, 27 April 1788Mechanics and Tradesmen Meeting, New York, 28 April 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 28 April 1788Many Federalists, New York, 28 April 1788One and All, New York, 29 April 1788A Freeholder, New York Daily Advertiser, 29 April 1788Civis, New York Daily Advertiser, 29 April 1788New York Journal, 29 April 1788One of Yourselves, New York Independent Journal, 30 April 1788One of Yourselves, New York, 30 April 1788Aaron Burr: Withdrawal of Candidacy, New York Journal, 30 April 1788New York Journal, 30 April 1788A Citizen, New York Daily Advertiser, 1 May 1788A Sincere Fœderalist, New York Journal, 1 May 1788New York Journal, 1 May 1788Thomas Tudor Tucker to St. George Tucker, New York, 2 May 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 2 May 1788Nathaniel Hazard to Mathew Carey, New York, 3 May 1788Rufus King to John Langdon, New York, 4 May 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Catherine Hogeboom, New York, 4 May 1788Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 6 May 1788John P. Mumford to Brown & Benson, New York, 7 May 1788Maryland Journal, 9 May 1788Massachusetts Centinel, 10 May 1788Samuel Blachley Webb to Joseph Barrell, New York, 11 May 1788New York Journal, 30 May 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 30 May 1788New York Packet, 30 May 1788John Jay Seeks Congress’ Approval to Attend the New York Convention, 4–7 JuneNathaniel Hazard to Theodore Sedgwick, New York, 5 June 1788“Q.”, New York Journal, 6 June 1788Vote Totals for the Antifederal Ticket, New York Journal, 7 June 1788
Orange CountyQueens CountyRichmond CountySuffolk CountyUlster County
Kingston Antifederalist Meeting, 14 February 1788§ Editors’ Note: Ulster County Antifederalist Meeting at New Paltz, 28 February 1788Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, 4 March 1788§ Editors’ Note: Ulster County Meeting at Newburgh, 10 March 1788Peter Van Gaasbeek to Severyn T. Bruyn, Kingston, 12 March 1788Peter Van Gaasbeek to Cornelius C. Schoonmaker, Claverack, 20 March 1788Severyn T. Bruyn to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Bruynswyke, 23 March 1788Peter Van Gaasbeek to Cornelius C. Schoonmaker, Kingston, 31 March 1788Controversy Over the Authorship of An Ulster County Farmer, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 1 April–6 May 1788Cornelius C. Schoonmaker to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Shawangunk, 4 April 1788Melancton Smith to Cornelius C. Schoonmaker, New York, 6 April 1788Cornelius C. Schoonmaker to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Shawangunk, 6–7 April 1788John C. Wynkoop to John Addison, Kinderhook, 7 April 1788A Dutchess County Anti-Federalist, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 8 April 1788Cornelius C. Schoonmaker to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Shawangunk, 14 April 1788Cornelius C. Schoonmaker to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Shawangunk, 17 April 1788Peter Van Gaasbeek to John C. Wynkoop, Kingston, 17 April 1788Kingston Antifederalist Circular, Kingston, 21 April 1788Samuel A. Otis to James Warren, New York, 24 April 1788Peter Dumond to John B. Dumond, Kingston, 26 April 1788A Young Dutchman, Poughkeepsie Country Journal, 29 April 1788John C. Wynkoop to Peter Van Gaasbeek, Kinderhook, 3 May 1788Peter Van Gaasbeek to Severyn T. Bruyn, Kingston, 5 May 1788New York Daily Advertiser, 7 May 1788A Plain Truth, New York Daily Advertiser, 9 May 1788Abraham B. Bancker to Evert Bancker, Kingston, 31 May 1788New York Journal, 3 June 1788
Washington and Clinton CountiesWestchester CountyGeneral Commentaries on the Election of Convention Delegates, 28 February–13 June 1788