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The state Convention voted to ratify the new Federal Constitution by a vote of 187 to 168. Most of the counties in the eastern part of the state were in favor of ratification by a large majority, while the counties of Worcester, Hampshire and Berkshire were very much against it. The counties of York, Cumberland and Lincoln which are listed here are now part of Maine, which separated from Massachusetts in 1820.


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Votes of counties at the Massachusetts State Convention article published in the Hampshire Gazette

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Feb 27, 1788
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   3.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L04.105

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Delegates to the State Convention article published in the Hampshire Gazette

"Ratification of the Federal Constitution by Massachusetts" published in the Hampshire Gazette

Editorial "To the Public" on the Constitution published in the Hampshire Gazette

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