657. Governor John Hancock Proclamation
Boston, 4 February 17881

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

By His Excellency John Hancock Esquire

Governour of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A Proclamation

Whereas the General Court of this Commonwealth begun and held at Boston on Wednesday the thirtieth day of May last stands adjourned to the twentieth day of February instant: And whereas no inconvenience will arise in consequence of the Court’s not sitting on that day, and the Convention now sitting in Boston consists of many of the members of said General Court who will barely have time to retire to their several places of abode, and return by the time to which the said Court stands adjourned.

I have therefore thought fit by and with the advice of Council, to adjourn the General Court, and the said Court are accordingly adjourned to Wednesday the twenty seventh day of February instant at ten of the clock in the morning, then to meet at the State House in Boston, whereof all the members of the said Court are required to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

Given at the Council Chamber in Boston the fourth Day of February AD. 1788. and in the twelfth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

By His Excelly’s command with the advice and consent of the Council

John Hancock   

John Avery junr. Secretary—

1. MS, House Journal, 371, M-Ar.