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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-12 Towns with Records Predating the Constitution that Are Missing or Blank for the Period When It Was before the Towns: 3 towns

APPENDIX J-12 Towns with Records Predating the Constitution that Are Missing or Blank for the Period When It Was before the Towns: 3 towns

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The Fourth Amendment
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Belfast (Lincoln Co.): Not inhabited between 1779 and 1784. John Cochran et al to the General Court, Belfast, 18 Nov. 1784, “General Court/ Original Papers, Chapter 77-Resolves-1784, Approved 23 Feb. 1785,” Ma. Ar., Boston. City clerk reports (1987) no records dated before 1800.

Hull (Suffolk Co.): The pertinent ms., “Records. Town of Hull, 1657–1841 [i.e., 1860]” (L. D. S. Film No. 0,423,529) contains no entries for the year 1780 and consists mostly of vital statistics and the proceedings of proprietors.

Topsfield (Essex Co.): Procs., 8, 23 May; 5, 12, 15 June 1780, “Legal Town Meeting Records of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Topsfield: Town Book 670 (1776–1840),” fols. 167–68, town clerk’s office: Although a committee on the constitution was appointed, the pages assigned for consideration of its report are blank.