Annual reports of the Attorney General of Massachusetts: annual, state printer, 1832–, Boston, State printers, 1832– (The office of Attorney General
in Massachusetts dates to the 1780 Constitution. A statute of 1832 set the requirement for annual reports, which continued thereafter. Opinions began
to be included along with the annual reports in the 1890s. However, while Massachusetts maintained this pattern with some consistency, in many of the
other states the original paper versions of the attorney generals’ reports and opinions were sometimes published together, sometimes separately, and
in some years only reports or only opinions were published; making for a confusing literature. To minimize this confusion in its online offerings, LLMC
has chosen to group all of the U.S. state attorney generals’ reports and opinions in two separate series for each state. For the Massachusetts A.G.
Opinions, see the separate Opinions series elsewhere on this site.)