892. Berkshire Chronicle, 3 July 1788

To-morrow will be celebrated, at the house of Capt. John Strong, in this town, (by a number of respectable inhabitants of this and the towns of Richmond, Lenox, Lanesborough, and Williamstown) the ever memorable Fourth of July, the day which gave birth to the Independence of the United States of America—and also the joyful event of nine States having acceded to the Federal Constitution.