656. Massachusetts Council Proceedings, Monday, 4 February 1788 (excerpt)1

… His Excellency requested the advice of the Council whether it would not be expedient to adjourn the General Court to a longer time than to that which it stands adjourned as no inconveniency could arise in consequence of the Courts not setting on that day & as the Convention now sitting in Boston consisted of many of the Members of said Court, who would barely have time to retire to their several places of abode & return by that time The Council took the same into consideration & thereupon Advised that His Excellency issue a proclamation to adjourn the General Court to Wednesday the twenty seventh instant at 10 o’Clock A.M. then to meet at the State House in Boston—His Excellency issued a proclamation accordingly. …

1. MS, Council Records, Vol. 30, pp. 301–2, M-Ar.