726. New York Journal, 15 February 1788

A correspondent who has seen the amendments(a) which accompany the ratification of the new constitution, by the state of Massachusetts, is highly pleased to find, that they are so materially altered from those first proposed by Governour Hancock, and flatters himself, that it is the wish of every honest and disinterested citizen of this state, that the convention may, when the new constitution is fairly and fully discussed, propose the same, and further amendments, if judged proper, to accompany their ratification; and that the constitution should not take place, unless those amendments were agreed to by the first Congress under the new government.

(a) The amendments, as altered and ratified, referred to by our correspondent, will be inserted tomorrow.