1821. Record of the Important Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1820-1821 [Massachusetts]. [Constitution]. Journal of Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of Delegates, Chosen to Revise the Constitution of Massachusetts, Begun and Holden at Boston, November 15, 1820, And Continued by Adjournment to January 9, 1821. Reported for the Boston Daily Advertiser. Boston: Published at the Office of the Daily Advertiser, 1821. 292 pp. Octavo (10" x 6-1/2"). Original publisher boards with contrasting paper spine with printed title label, untrimmed edges. Light soiling, some wear to spine ends and corners, joints just starting at head, institution stamp and bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior. $100. * First edition. The 1820-1821 convention resulted in amendments that expanded white male suffrage dramatically and incorporated the Acts of Seperation, which established Maine as an independent state. This account had a second edition at the time of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention on 1853. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3145.
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