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Resolves passed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1799-1800, including those on the death of George Washington
Printed booklet "Resolves, &c. of the General Court of Massachusetts. Passed at the Session begun and held at Boston, on Wednesday, the eighth day of January, Anno Domini 1800," 52 pages, including index, 8.75" x 13.75". Pages are numbered 35-80 with a six-page index of resolves passed from May 29, 1799 to March 4, 1800. Printed by Young and Minns, Printers to the State. Boston: March 1800. On the title page [page 35] is a message from Lieutenant Governor Moses Gill, Council Chamber, January 8, 1800, addressed to the members of the Massachusetts Senate and House (known as the General Court). In part, "The death of General George Washington is an event truly distressing. The President of the United States, on the 24th of December last, agreeably to a Resolve of Congress of that day, has, by Proclamation recommended to the Citizens a uniform mode to express their profound sorrow on this occasion..."When Governor Increase Sumner died on June 7, 1799, Moses Gill became Acting Governo
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