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title:“Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention”
date written:1788-1-31

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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. 1386. Print.

Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention (January 31, 1788)

P M. The House very full—H[ancock] proposed some amendts—Adams spokein far of (them). Taylor & Thom[p]pson agt (them). Thompson adverted to what Smoth had sd some days ago—this bro't up Smith—who gave a recital of the origin & Progress of Opposition to Govt in Berkshire for 7 or 8 years past—sd (the) same sp[iri]t ap[peare]d here &c—Insurgents vexed—grew warm & passionate—Sedgwick explained Smith made a concession—& went on—told (them) a Story of Dr Bellamy preachg agt Swearing &c Nason made bustle ab[ou]t (the) Galleries cracking Dana sd it came from whose who wish to crack (the) Contst.—Gorham vindicated (the) delegates to Phila agt )the) Charge of exceedg their Commission—
Pay roll ordered to be made out to next Tuesday—
Hancock proposals to be printed

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