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The Fourth AmendmentOrigins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791$

William J. Cuddihy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.001.0001

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APPENDIX J-2 Votes on Segments of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 that Included the Article on Search and Seizure: 61 towns

APPENDIX J-2 Votes on Segments of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 that Included the Article on Search and Seizure: 61 towns

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The Fourth Amendment
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Oxford University Press

Location Date (1780) Mass. Ar. (vol./fol.) Vote

BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Becket 4 May 276/11 34–0

New Marlborough 11 May 276/15 63–1

Sandisfield 28 Apr., 1 June 276/20 54–[0]

Tyringham 30 May 276/22 57–1

BRISTOL COUNTY

Mansfield 1–26 May 276/33 40–1

Norton 25 May 276/34 103–5

Raynham 22, 29 May? 276/36 [66–0]

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Belchertown 22 May 276/40 84–[0]

Bernardston 10 May 276/41 26–3

Blandford 22 May * 28–1

Hadley 11–17 May + 17–1

Hatfield 22 May 276/52 30–4

Shutesbury 22 May 276/63 [47–0]

(p.858) Southwick 29 May, 2 June 276/65 32–0

Sunderland 15 May 276/67 [52–0]

Ware 17, 24, 31 May 276/68 31–0

*: “Miscellaneous Records, 1744–1802/Births, 1765–1802,” fols. 26 verso–27 recto (L. D. S. Film No. 0,186,138).

+: “Town of Hadley Records, April 18, 1659 to January 7, 1805,” fols. 367–68, town clerk’s office.

LINCOLN COUNTY

Edgecomb 23 May 276/77–2 [20–0]

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Acton 17 Apr., 29 May 277/1 53–6

Ashby 2 June 277/2–3 17–0

Bedford 25 May–5 June 277/4 25–1

Charlestown 9 June 277/6 [21–0]

Dunstable 15, 30 May 277/10 13–0

Framingham 5 June 277/12 141–0

Groton 29 May, [5] June 277/14 80–60

Lexington 22 May, 5 June 277/16 48–[0]

Lincoln 22 May–5 June 277/17 41–[0]

Malden 18 Apr., 5 June 277/19 34–[0]

Medford 1 June 277/20 44–[0]

Reading 24 May 277/23 121–[0]

Sherborn 22 May 277/24 61–[0]

Stow 29 May 277/27 [55–0]

Woburn 15, 29 May; 5, 7 June 277/33 22–2

Wilmington 17 May–5 June 277/34 31–0

PLYMOUTH COUNTY

Abingdon ? May 277/35–1 [100–0]

Bridgewater 22 May 277/35–2 [359–1]

Halifax 22 May? 277/36 32–0

Middleborough 8 May, 5–6 June 277/40 173–3

YORK COUNTY

Kittery 22 May 277/5 71–9

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Boston 4 May 277/62–1 and * [887–0]

Brookline 15, 16 May 277/64 48–0

Dedham 24 May, 2 June 277/66 69–0

Hingham 5 Apr.–26 May 277/69 58–0

(p.859) Roxbury 17, 29 May 277/75 69–0

Walpole 29 May 277/78 [61–0]

*: Boston Town Recs., 1778–83; Boston Record Commissioners, Repts., vol. 26 (1895), p. 129.

WORCESTER COUNTY

Grafton 6 June 277/91 41–0

Hardwick 8 May–5 June 277/92 47–2

Harvard n.d. 277/93 * 81–0

Leominster 15, 29 May 277/96 25–7

Northbridge 5 June 277/101 20–0

Princeton 4, 29 May, 1 June 277/105 + [36–1]

Sturbridge [8] May 277/111 [120–0]

Templeton 5 June 277/113 43–0

Upton 15 May, 2 June 277/114 31–0

Western 8 June 277/119 85–[1]

*: for the constitution with amendments not respecting search and seizure; 35–16 for it if the amendments were unobtainable.

+: 32–5 for the constitution, but 4 of the 5 objectors opposed only one article, other than the one concerning search and seizure.

ESSEX COUNTY

Amesbury 29 May * 8–2

Andover 15 May + [166–0]

Lynn 9, 28 May; 13 June > [50–0]

Marblehead 22 May < 67–1

Middleton 30 May # 32–7

Salisbury 24 May ð 50–0

Wenham 18 May, 1, 5 June z [43–8]

(including 3 votes for the constitution without amendment and 40 for it with amendments not respecting search and seizure).

*: “Ancient Records of the Town of Amesbury,” fol. 419, Town Clerk’s Office, Amesbury, Mass.

+: “Record of Town Meetings, 1709–1808,” Town Hall, Andover, Ma.; copy courtesy of North Andover Historical Society.

>: “The Town Book of Records, Anno 1704 [i.e., 1685–1785],” fols. 229–31 (L. D. S. Film No. 0,877,734).

<: “Town Records of Marblehead,” bk. 4 (March 1764–Dec. 1788), fols. 342–43 (350–51), Office of the Town Clerk and L. D. S. Film No. 0,864,833.

#: “General Records, Town of Middleton, 1751–1801,” fol. 236 Town Clerk, Middleton, Ma. and L. D. S. Film No. 0,876,102.

ð: “Town of Salisbury, Mass., Town Meeting Records [1638–1793],” fols. 698–99, Town Hall, Salisbury, Ma.

z: “Town Records of Wenham,” vol. 3 (1731–96), fol. 206 (L. D. S. Film No. 0,878,669).

Total: 4463 to 128