Very few people took the conference seriously. Alexander Hamilton was one of five delegates chosen to represent New York at the conference, but not all of his colleagues even bothered to arrive. Without a majority of the states, it was impossible to amend the Articles. Those delegates who did arrive, however, refused to abandon their vision of reform. Led by Hamilton, they sent another request to the state governments requesting their presence at another convention to be held in Philadelphia in 1787. Unlike the Annapolis conference, the Philadelphia Convention would meet to revise the Articles entirely, not just certain areas.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
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