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The Massachusetts convention voted to ratify the new Federal Constitution on February 6, 1788 with a vote of 187 to 168. The delegates are listed here by how they voted. Many of the delegates who voted against its adoption, said that they had been fairly defeated, and would support it and ask the people of their towns to do so as well. When the news of the ratification was announced, all the bells in Boston were rung for two hours.


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

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
creator   Commonwealth of Massachusetts
date   Feb 13, 1788
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
width   2.5"
height   13.0"
width   3.25"
width   3.5"
height   8.0"
height   18.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L04.111

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Delegates to the State Convention article published in the Hampshire Gazette

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

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

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