Also thanks for the half.com tip.. May not wait to pick that up but any place to score used text books is a valuable source.
I've read a bit of the Mass constitution, quite a remarkable document.
I had no clue that Adams wrote the original version that was passed with very few edits as the Commonwealth's framing document. Also its the oldest operable constitution not just in the U.S. but in the world. I know PA and VA's original constitutions were written before it but for what ever reason they both did a 'do over'. Learn new stuff everyday.