RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 304518733 LA English T1 Copybook of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, A1 Thorpe, Francis Newton,, YR 1801 AB This volume is a handwritten copy executed by Francis Newton Thorpe, a historian of early American government, of the proceedings of the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1801. The copybook is dated July 25, 1888, and although the text comprises 58 pages, it is a direct copy of the original 42 page journal. The original journal was printed by John Barber, the printer to the Convention, in 1801. The volume relates the discrepancy between the nominating powers of the governor and the Council of Appointment. Aaron Burr, DeWitt Clinton, James Clinton, Smith Thompson, Ezra L'Hommedieu, Daniel J. Tompkins, Vernon Henry, and William P. Van Ness were delegates in attendance. The copybook is in good condition, but much of Thorpe's handwriting is difficult to read.