Town of Northampton response to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention

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Town of Northampton response to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention
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Joseph Hawley papers

Joseph Hawley writings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1780-05 (Approximate)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1360
Genres
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Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Content: Undated draft, partially in Hawley’s hand (p. 1-16 with draft postscript), of the Town’s response, or return, to the Constitutional Convention, suggesting amendments to the draft constitution submitted to Massachusetts towns in March, 1780 for review by voters. Hawley was a member of the Town’s subcommittee charged with drafting the response, which was reviewed by the Town in May, 1780
Publications: This document was published under the title “The Amendments to the Constitution of Massachusetts, suggested by the Town of Northampton” in Mary Catherine Clune’s Joseph Hawley’s Criticism of the Constitution of Massachusetts, Smith College Studies in History, vol. III, no. 1 (October 1917), p. 13-31. It has also been referred to as “Hawley’s Criticisms on the Constitution of Massachusetts, June 5, 1780” as taken from an attached title page in the handwriting of American historian George Bancroft.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
MSS Unit ID: 1360
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19428401
Archives EAD ID: 2031613
Barcode: 33433087858845
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 68f2b600-e6dc-0132-a619-58d385a7b928
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  • 1780: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Town of Northampton response to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1780. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ca8d7080-eddd-0132-f1b3-58d385a7b928

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Town of Northampton response to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ca8d7080-eddd-0132-f1b3-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1780). Town of Northampton response to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ca8d7080-eddd-0132-f1b3-58d385a7b928

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Town of Northampton response to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention