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title:“Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings”
date written:1788-1-10

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"Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings." 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. 1165-67. Print.
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Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings (January 10, 1788)

Convention Journal, 10 January A. M.
Met according to adjournment.
The Committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governour to inform him of his being chosen President of the Convention &c reported verbally that His Excellency signified his acceptance of that appointment; and expressed his expectation of soon attending to the duties of the office Ordered that General Heath, General Titcomb, Mr Fuller and Dr. Spring be on the committee for examining the returns of the members in the room of Mr. Gorham, Dr. Jarvis, Mr. Dalton and Dr. Taylor excused The Committee appointed to examine the accomodations in the Meeting House in Brattle Street, reported verbally, that it would be convenient for the Convention to sit in that place, and that the Galleries only should be assigned for the Spectators, which report was accepted, and it was Ordered that the Sexton usually attending at the said Meeting House, be appointed to assist the Messenger.
Ordered that the Messenger prepare the said Meeting House, for the reception of the Convention this afternoon.
Voted that the thanks of this Convention be given to the Proprietors of the Meeting House in Brattle Street in Boston for their offer of the use of the said House to the Convention, and that Mr. Turner, Mr. Nason and Mr. Carnes be a committee to communicate this vote to the said Proprietors, and to acquaint them that the Convention have agreed to sit therein.
The Committee appointed to examine the returns of the members requested the sense of the Convention as to the rule of examining the said returns. Whereupon it was made a question whether the Convention will give a rule to the said committee? and, the same being put, it passed in the affirmative, and it was Ordered that, if the said Committee find that any town hath deputed more Delegates than by the last valuation such town was intitled to send Representatives to the General Court, according to the return of the said valuation, they report a state of the facts relative to such town, to the convention The Committee appointed to prepare Rules and Orders for the regulation of the Convention, made report, and the same being debated in part, the further consideration thereof was postponed to the afternoon Voted, That, after the next adjournment, the Convention will assemble at the Meeting House in Brattle Street in this Town.
Adjourned to 3. o Clk PM.

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