Toward the end of 1786

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Toward the end of 1786, Hamilton was elected to serve in the 1787 session of the New  York State Assembly. As an Assemblyman, Hamilton worked with several issues. He  continued to fight for the protection of loyalists against persecution and drafted  proposals to solve the economic crisis, but his main goal was to convince the other  legislators in the New York State Assembly to send a delegation to Philadelphia to  amend the Articles of Confederation. Hamilton's proposal was met with bitter opposition  from New York Governor George Clinton, who feared the power of a stronger national  government. In the end, Hamilton achieved only a half-victory: the Assembly agreed to  send a delegation to Philadelphia, but this delegation was made up of Hamilton and two  Clinton supporters. The Assembly's decision crippled Hamilton's influence at the convention. Hamilton's 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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