THE MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION
9 JANUARY–7 FEBRUARY 1788

The documents included here supplement those printed in Part V in RCS:Mass., Volume 3. The Convention microfiche include

  • The Convention journal for the ten days (or parts of those days) not printed in Volume 3.
  • The book edition of Convention Debates for the six days (or parts of those days) not printed in Volume 3.
  • Jeremy Belknap’s Notes of Debates for the nine days (or parts of those days) not printed in Volume 3.
  • Theophilus Parsons’ Notes of Debates for 22 January and the afternoon session of 23 January.
  • Facsimiles of six items from the William Cushing Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Transcriptions or facsimiles of various items from the bound volume labeled “Constitutional Convention 1788” at the Massachusetts Archives.
  • Facsimiles of Convention documents from various repositories.
  • Newspaper reports of Convention proceedings and debates (arranged by date of newspaper not date of Convention action).

Each of the above groupings have a separate document number, with multiple items in each grouping having a letter extension (e.g., 18–A).