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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-4 Votes of Approximate Number on the Constitution of 1780: 11 Towns

APPENDIX J-4 Votes of Approximate Number on the Constitution of 1780: 11 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

Hancock 29 May 276/12 21–35–0

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Conway 27 May 276/46–47 “about” 40–0

Leverett n.d 276/53 21–0

Ludlow 25 May 276/54 26–0

Westfield 25 May 276/64A, 68 23–41–0

W. Springfield 21 Ap., 2 June 276/71 27–0

LINCOLN COUNTY

Newcastle 24 May * 25–[2?]

*: “Town Affairs (some births & marriages), 1754–1807,” fols. 107–08, town clerk’s office, Newcastle, Me.

WORCESTER COUNTY

Ashburnham 26 May * 59–0

*: “Records…Town of Ashburnham,” vol. 2B (1765–1801), fol. 123, town clerk’s office.

ESSEX COUNTY

Danvers 9 June * 148–0

Newbury 29 May + 85–0

Newburyport 9, 15, 18 May # 234–0

*: “Records. Town of Danvers,” vol. 3 (1774–91), fol. 144 (L. D. S. Film No. 0,876,085): approved the constitution unanimously with no recorded margin; but 148 voters attended the preceding session. Procs., 2 June 1780, ibid., fol. 143.

+: “Town Meeting Records, Newbury, [vol. 16] (1731–85),” fols. 411 at [412] (L. D. S. Film No. 886,195): approved a portion of the bill of rights that included the article on search and seizure unanimously and without recording the margin; 85 voted on another article.

#: “Town Records, [vol. 1] 1764–1789,” fols. 326–31, city clerk’s office: unanimously approved the constitution subject to proposed, unspecified amendments that did not concern search and seizure; no margin of votes given, but 324 voted on a different section.

Total: Between 543 and 511 for and 2 against the constitution