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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Massachusetts (2)
(1998)

Massachusetts chronology, 1773-1790,   pp. xxxv-xxxviii


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9 July
1 September-
2 March 1780
MASSACHUSETTS CHRONOLOGY, 1773-1790
Massachusetts delegates to Congress sign Articles of
Confederation.
1779
Massachusetts constitutional convention drafts state
constitution and submits it to towns.
1780
Massachusetts Constitution declared ratified.
15 June
4 May
20 October
1 July
13 November
13 April
19 April
2 July
24 March
17 June
5 July
6 July
July-August
August-September
11 IAugust
1782
General Court approves Impost of 1781.
1783
General Court approves Impost of 1783.
1784
General Court grants Congress commercial powers for
fifteen years.
Massachusetts cedes western lands to Congress.
1785
Report of congressional committee accepting Massachusetts
land cession.
Massachusetts delegates to Congress deed land cession to
Congress.
General Court approves 1783 population amendment to
Articles of Confederation.
1786
Appointment of Annapolis Convention commissioners
(Caleb Davis, Benjamin Goodhue, Tristram Dalton, an d
John Coffin Jones-all eventually resign).
Appointment of Annapolis Convention commissioners
(Francis Dana, Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Higginson, and
George Cabot-all eventually resign).
General Court grants Congress supplementary funds
requested in 1783.
General Court adopts resolution authorizing Governor and
Council to fill vacancies taking place among Annapolis
Convention commissioners.
County conventions meet in Berkshire, Bristol, Hampshire,
Middlesex, and Worcester counties recommending debtor
relief and new state constitution.
Farmers in armed groups close courts in five counties.
Governor and Council appoint Thomas Cushing an
Annapolis Convention commissioner.


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