Amendment I (Petition and Assembly)
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Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, PT. 1, ART. 19Thorpe 3:1892
Art. XIX. The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble to consult upon the common good; give instructions to their representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by the way of addresses, [Volume 5, Page 200] petitions, or remonstrances, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer.
Thorpe, Francis Newton, ed. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America. 7 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.
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