Massachusetts-Bay Constitutional Convention Broadside. One page, 10" x 15.25", June 16, 1780, signed in print by Convention President James Bowdoin and Convention Secretary Samuel Barrett, with heading, "State of Massachusetts-Bay. In Convention, June 16, 1780." This very rare Revolutionary War-dated broadside notifies the public that they had voted for the adoption of the state constitution. The broadside is darkly toned tape repairs on the verso. Minor paper loss around edges. In part:

    "Whereas, upon due Examination of the Returns made by the several Towns and Plantations within this State, it appears that more than Two-thirds of the Inhabitants thereof, who have voted on the same have expressed their Approbation of the Form of Government agreed upon by this Convention, and laid before them for their Consideration, in Conformity to a Resolve of the said Convention of the Second Day of March last: This Convention do hereupon declare the said Form to be The Constitution of Government established by and for the Inhabitants of the State of Massachusetts-Bay."

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