65. Worcester Magazine, 29 November 17871

We hear the Hon. John Sprague, Esq; is chosen a delegate to represent the town of Lancaster, in the State Convention for considering the new Federal Constitution; the Hon. Caleb Strong, Esq; and Mr. Benjamin Sheldon, are chosen to represent the town of Northampton. We sincerely hope that every town will choose cool, sensible men—men who are acquainted with the nature of political government, and who regard the happiness of the people. There never was a time when we wanted the assistance of men of the greatest abilities more than the present—let us then look for such, and such whose political abilities are dignified by the noble principles of justice and honour.

1. Reprinted: Cumberland Gazette, 6 December (partial); New York Journal, 7 December; Albany Gazette, 20 December.