Summary

While the summary of the document is self-explanatory and describes the text of the document, there are additional references contained within the summary field that refer the user to other documents and/or legislative records.  Generally, these cross-references serve to group a series of documents that all relate to a final legislative action.

References to House Journal entries and citations from the Acts and Resolves are also included.  House Journal entries are usually included if a document was dismissed; not passed; or, includes a legislative action not appearing in the published Acts and Resolves.

Citations from the Acts and Resolves indicate that more than one legislative action appears in the document or that it is a copy of a legislative action submitted to the General Court as evidentiary material in support of another document.  The following examples of summary cross-references will direct the user to the appropriate source.

 

SEE/SEE ALSO PAGES 469-471
Refer to pages within the same Massachusetts Archives Collection volume
ANNEXED TO SELECTMEN’S ACCOUNT, PAGES 121-124A
SEE PROVINCE ACCOUNT OF 1759, PAGE 176

 

SEE V. 114, PAGE 176
Refer to pages in other volumes of the Massachusetts Archives Collection
SEE PROVINCE ACCOUNT OF 1763, V. 24, PAGE 269-272

 

SEE HOUSE JOURNAL V. 24, PAGE 180
Refer to the Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts