60. William Heath Diary
Roxbury, 22 November 1787 (excerpts)1

… Several peices against the new proposed System of Government have appeared in the publick papers, this week in particular, the Honble. Mr. Masons objections, a peice from New York Signed Brutus, and another here Signed an Officer of the late Continental Army which are Sensible and pointed. …

five States vizt Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvnia, and Delaware have agreed to the appointment of Conventions, to Consider the new System,—Virginia has directed a Convention to meet next may, with powers, not only to accept, or reject, but to amend the new Constitution,

1. MS, Heath Diaries, MHi.