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title:“Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention”
date written:1788-1-28

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"Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 6. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2000. 1361. Print.

Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention (January 28, 1788)

Monday—28. Mr King in speaking on (the) Inspection—Laws (Sect 10. 1st. Article) said this was introduced on acco[unt] of the State of Virginia where it is (the) Custom to lodge (the) Tobacco in public Warehouses for Inspection & for safety—that the) owner receives a Certificate from the Inspecting Officer of (the) quantity of Tobacco lodged t there (that the) State insures it while there remaing from fire & other accidents—(that) these Certificates pass from one to another as bank bills & (that the) Tobacco is d[e]l[ivere]d to (the) person who demands it on presenting (the) Certificate, (that) on receivg it he pays (the) charge of Inspection, & Storage & a premium of Insurance wh[ich] goes into (the) public Treasury & amounts to a duty on exportation.

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