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Resolves of the General Court of... Massachusetts

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04395 Author/Creator: Place Written: Boston Type: Pamphlet Date: 1786 Pagination: 81 p.

Summary of Content: Contains messages of Gov. James Bowdoin on Shays' Rebellion and discussion re: appointing representatives to the Constitutional Convention

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional ConventionShays' RebellionRebellion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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