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title:“Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1788-1-9

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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. 1162-63. Print.
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Journal Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention Proceedings (January 9, 1788)

Convention Journal, 9 January P. M.
Met according to adjournment The Convention proceeded to the choice of a President by ballot, according to assignment, and a committee of five being appointed to collect, count and sort the votes, it appeared that His Excellency John Hancock Esquire was chosen Voted that the Convention proceed to the choice of a Vice-President The Convention then proceeded to the choice of a Vice-President accordingly by ballot, and a committee being appointed to collect, count, and sort the votes, it appeared that the Honble William Cushing Esquire was chosen.
Voted That the Vice-President be requested to take the Chair; who took the Chair accordingly Voted, that a Committee of five be appointed to wait upon His Excellency John Hancock Esqr. and acquaint him that this Convention have made choice of him for their President, and to request His Excellency's acceptance of that appointment Mr. Russell, Dr. Holten, Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Turner and Mr. Dalton were then appointed on the said Committee Voted, that the Convention will attend morning prayers daily, and that the Gentlemen of the clergy in Boston of every denomination be requested to officiate in turn. The members from Boston were appointed to wait upon them and acquaint them thereof A vote of the Church in Brattle Street in Boston, offering the use of their meeting House to the Convention, having been communicated, Voted, That a Committee of nine be appointed to view the accomodations, in the said Meeting House, and report Mr. Sedgwick, General Lincoln, Dr. Taylor, General Brooks of Lincoln, Dr. Jarvis, Dr. Holten, Mr. Strong, Mr. Nason and Mr. Thacher were then appointed on the said Committee Adjourned to Thursday morning 10. o Clk

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