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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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19 November-
7 January 1788
21 November
23 November
3 December
7 January
9 January-7 February
16 January
30 January
31 January
6 February
8 February
16 February
27 February-i April
21-24 November
18 December
29 January
2 March
11 May
8 June
25 September
14 January
29 January
2 February
9 March
MASSACHUSETTS CHRONOLOGY, 1773-1790
Towns elect delegates to state convention.
George Mason's objections first printed in Massachusetts.
First number of "Agrippa" printed in Massachusetts.
Benjamin Franklin's speech to Constitutional Convention
printed in Massachusetts.
1788
Boston tradesmen meeting at Green Dragon Tavern.
Massachusetts Convention meets in Boston.
Massachusetts Centinel prints first pillars illustration.
John Hancock attends Convention for first time.
Hancock proposes conciliatory proposition recommending
amendments.
Convention ratifies Constitution 187-168 with nine
recommendatory amendments.
Boston procession celebrates ratification of Constitution.
Governor Hancock transmits copies of Form of Ratification
to other states.
General Court meets.
General Court elects Caleb Strong and Tristram Dalton as
U.S. Senators.
Election of U.S. Representatives (4 of 8 elected).
1789
Election of U.S. Representatives (2 of 8 elected).
Election of U.S. Representative (1 of 8 elected).
Election of last U.S. Representative.
James Madison proposes Bill of Rights in U.S. House of
Representatives.
Congress approves 12 proposed amendments to Constitution
and submits them to states.
1790
Governor Hancock transmits 12 amendments to
Constitution to the General Court.
Massachusetts Senate adopts 10 of 12 amendments.
Massachusetts House of Representatives adopts 9 of 12
amendments.
General Court adjourns without adopting amendments.


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