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title:“Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings”
date written:1788-1-18

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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. 1248-49. Print.
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Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings (January 18, 1788)

Met according to adjournment Upon an invitation from the Honble Samuel Adams Esqr. to the delegates in Convention, to attend the Funeral of his son tomorrow afternoon precisely at four. o Clk Voted That the Convention will adjourn to-morrow to attend the Funeral accordingly.
The Convention proceeded in the consideration of the Constitution or Frame of Goverment reported by the Convention held at Philadelphia and after debate
Voted That the following question be put to the Hon. E Gerry Esqr. viz. Why in the last requisition of Congress, the portion required of this State was thirteen times as much as of Georgia & yet We have but eight Representatives in the general government, and Georgia has three? and that he be requested to put his answer in writing.
The further consideration of the said Constitution was postponed to the morning Adjourned to Saturday morng. 10. o Clk.

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