Journals of the Senate of Massachusetts, 1868-1922

With the adoption of the 1780 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the upper house of the General Court formally became known as the Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During its annual sessions, the Senate clerk maintains an record of actions taken by the Senate for each day of the legislative session. These proceedings, colloquially known as the Journal of the Senate, are collected and published at the end of each session. Although the Senate intended to issue printed copies of the Journals as early as 1780, regular publication did not begin until 1868. Since that date, the Senate Clerk has produced printed volumes on a yearly basis.

More recent Senate Journals (1998 to the Present) are available through the website of the Massachusetts General Court.