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title:“Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings”
date written:1788-1-15

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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. 1187-88. Print.
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Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings (January 15, 1788)

Met according to adjournment.
The committee appointed to wait upon the Hon. Elbridge Gerry Esqr. reported that they had attended the service assigned them.
A motion was made and seconded, that the vote of yesterday prescribing the manner of proceeding in the consideration of the constitution under debate, should be reconsidered for the purpose of making the following viz "It is nevertheless the opinion of this Convention, that if any member conceives any other clause or Paragraph of the constitution to be connected with the one immediately under consideration, that he have full liberty to take up such other clause or paragraph for that purpose" and the question of reconsideration being put, passed in the affirmative.
On the question whether the addition should be made, it was determined in the affirmative.
A Letter from the Hon. Elbridge Gerry Esqr informing that he would attend the Convention agreeably to their request of yesterday. Read.
The Convention proceeded in 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 afternoon.
Adjourned to 3. o Clk PM.

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