in New York Emotions however remained venomous even after ten states ratified the Constitution and Governor Clinton still thought civil war possible One member of the French diplomatic legation Victor du Pont wrote to Samuel du Pont de Nemours that if the Constitution faltered in New York outraged federalists might pounce on Clinton and his retinue when they returned home and smear them with tar roll them in feathers and finally walk them through the streets111 On July 17 Hamilton predicted that New York City might secede from the state if the Constitution was turned down Clinton chided him from his chair for his highly indiscreet and improper warning112 Working himself up into a grand state of pathos Hamilton summoned the ghosts of departed patriots and living heroes and with his words wrung tears from onlookers113 Days later Melancton Smith finally broke the deadlock when he endorsed the Constitution if Congress would promise to consider some amendments Paying indirect tribute to Hamilton Smith credited the reasonings of gentlemen on the other side for his changed vote114 On July 26 Smith and a dozen other antifederalists switched their votes to favor the Constitution producing a wafer-thin majority The final vote of thirty to twenty-seven was the smallest victory margin at any state convention and portended future political troubles for Hamilton Governor Clinton would not budge but tolerated followers who changed their votes Anticipating New York's approval a huge rally had taken place in New York City three days earlier to express boisterous enthusiasm for the new government It started at eight in the morning in light rain as five thousand representatives of sixty trades-from wig makers to bricklayers florists to cabinetmakers-marched down Broadway amid a profusion of brightly colored floats and banners The Constitution might be denounced as a rich man's plot upstate but the city's artisans were now stouthearted federalists and crafted displays to illustrate the benefits that would flow from union The bakers hoisted aloft a ten-foot federal loaf brewers pulleda three-hundred-gallon cask of ale and coopers hauled barrels built with thirteen staves Many of Hamilton's friends joined the crowd Robert Troup marched alongside lawyers and judges brandishing the new Constitution Nicholas Cruger his old employer from St Croix donned a farmer's costume and escorted a plow drawn by six Oxen The parade apotheosized the hero of the hour the man who had snatched victory from thee antifederalist majority So exuberant was the lionization of Alexander Hamilton that admirers wanted to rechristen the city Hamiltoniana It was one of the few times in his life that Hamilton basked in the warmth of public adulation Sail makers waved a flag depicting a laurel-wreathed Hamilton bearing the Constitution while an allegorical figure representing Fame blew a trumpet in the air This paled before the grandest tribute of all to Hamilton Gliding down Broadway pulled by ten horses was a miniature frigate twenty-seven feet long baptized the Federal Ship Hamilton The model ship rose above all other floats with flowing sheets and full sailsthe canvas waves dashing against her sides and concealing the carriage wheels moving the ship noted one observer115 The cart men fluttered banners that proclaimed Behold the federal ship of fame The Hamilton we call her name To every craft she gives employ Sure cartmen have their share of joy116 When the Hamilton arrived near the Battery it was received by congressmen standing outside Bayard's Tavern To represent the transition from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution the ship changed pilots amid a deafening cannonade The parade marked the zenith of the federalist alliance with city artisans Hamilton had never courted the masses and never again was he to enjoy their favor to this extent Riding high on the crest of the new Constitution Hamilton and the federalists held undisputed sway in the city November #HAMILDROP Here is the moment in Chernow’s book—when Hamilton argued for New York to be part of these new United States—and Hamilton being embraced by his adopted city—that we couldn’t fit in the show So I called John Kander and we wrote it together Stay tuned httpstcowdTtcukaEZ Meme

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