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Massachusetts Bay Colony An Address of the Convention for Framing a New Constitution of Government, for the State of Massachuetts-Bay to these Constituents.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00417 Author/Creator: Massachusetts Bay Colony Place Written: Boston Type: Pamphlet Date: 1780 Pagination: 15 p. 19.6 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: An address to the constituents of Massachusetts Bay Colony detailing the newly completed Massachusetts constitution.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: US Constitutional ConventionState ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsLaw

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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