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title:“Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings”
date written:1788-1-14

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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. 1183-84. Print.
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Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings (January 14, 1788)

Met according to adjournment.
Ordered that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Hon. E[l]bridge Gerry Esqr. and acquaint him with the vote of this morning requesting him to take a seat in the House to answer any question of fact from time to time, that the convention may want to ask requesting the passing of the constitution.
Mr. Bishop, Mr. Wedgery and Dr. Spring were appointed on the said committee.
Ordered that the Secretary be permitted to furnish any Printer with the proceedings of the Convention, who may apply for the same for the press.
On the petition of Benja. Russell and Messrs. Adams and Nourse Printers praying to be allowed a place for the purpose of taking minutes of the debates Ordered that the Monitors assign a place for the purpose requested.
The Convention entered upon the consideration of the constitution or frame of government reported by the Convention held at Philadelphia and having debated thereon postponed the further consideration of the same to the morning.
Adjourned to Tuesday morng. 10. o Clk.

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