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NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION
Extremely Rare 1777 New York State Constitution - the first edition in any form - and the Establishment of Provisional Government
Pamphlet. [Fishkill, NY: Samuel Loudon, 1777]. Signed in print by President pro tempore Leonard Gansevoort. [3]-33 pp., 5 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. 23755.01 With: Pamphlet. An Ordinance of the Convention of the State of New-York, For organizing and establishing the [Gover]nment, Agreed to by the Said Conven[tio]n. [Fishkill, NY: Samuel Loudon, 1777]. Signed in print by Convention President Abraham Ten Broeck. 12 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. 23755.02 After independence was declared, each state had to create a new government to replace their colonial charters. New York's Constitutional Convention, originally convened as the Fourth New York Provincial Congress, assembled at White Plains on Sunday evening, July 10, 1776. Fleeing northward as the British Army forced George Washington's Continental Army out of New York City, it deliberated at several locations. John Jay, Robert R. Livingston, and Gouverneur Morris drafted the new Constitution, which, with only one dissenting vote, was enacted at Kingston on April 20, 1777.A second pamphlet printed the Ordinance passed when the Convention convened again on May 8, 1777, in Kingston, to establish a temporary government. The Convention appointed fifteen men as a Council of Safety, "invested with all the powers necessary for the safety and preservation of the State, until a meeting of the Legislature." Historical BackgroundThe Constitution established a weak bicameral legislature and a strong executive branch led by a governor. It retained the Colonial Charter's property qualifications (leaving the majority of adult males in the state disenfranchised) … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: Seth Kaller Inc. [White Plains, NY, U.S.A.]
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