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Massachusetts. Constitution A Constitution or frame of government... of the state of Massachusetts

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01844 Author/Creator: Massachusetts. Constitution Place Written: Boston Type: Book Date: 1780 Pagination: 51 p. 21 x 14 cm

Summary of Content: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: State ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsLawRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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