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1777-05-05, Mass. House of Reps. Call for a constitutional convention
June 5, 1777 resolution from the Massachusetts House of Representatives establishing the process for creating a state constitution. Included were
the selection of members to the committee, two-thirds passage by eligible voters, and adoption of the constitution by the General Court. (Digitized
from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library (c.1), the Massachusetts Historical Society Library(c.2), and
the American Antiquarian Society Library in Worcester, Massachusetts (c.3)).
Title:   State of Massachusetts-Bay. In the House of Representatives, May 5, 1777. : That the happiness of mankind depends very much on the form and constitution of government they live under ... We do resolve, that it be, and hereby is recommended to the several towns ... to send members to the General Assembly ... to form such a constitution of government, as they shall judge best calculated to promote the happiness of this state ...
OCLC Number:   804449759
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