139. Beverly, Essex County, 17 December 1787

139-A. Warrant, 4 December

To Mr Joseph Baker one of the Constables of the Town of Beverly Greeting

In the Name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby required forthwith to Notify and warn the Freeholdors and other Inhabitants of the Town of Beverly that are quallifyed according to Law to Vote in the elections of Representatives to the General Court to assemble and meet together on monday the seventeenth day of December Instant at Two oClock afternoon at the Stated place for holding Town meetings in said Town To elect one or more persons as their Delegates to represent them in the Convention appointed to meet at the State House in Boston on the Second Wednessday of January next to Take under Concideration the Constitution or frame of Government for the united States of America Proposed by the Federal Convention agreeable to the resolve of the General Court of october 25th 1787

139-B. Town Meeting, 17 December

At a Meeting of the Freeholdors and other Inhabitents of the Town of Beverly that ware quallifyed as the Law Directs to Vote in the Choice of Representetives Legally warnd and assembled on monday the 17th day of December 1787.

Voted that the Selectmen preside at said meeting in the Same manner as they do in the Town meetings for the Choice of Representetives

And the Selectmen precided accordingly

And the Town made Choice by Ballett of ye Hon George Cabot Esq Mr Joseph Wood and Capt Israel Thorndike as their Deligates to represent them in the Convention appointed to meet at the State House in Boston on the 2nd Wednesday of January next to take under Consideration the Constitution or frame of Government for the united States of America proposed by the Federal Convention agreeable to the resolves of the General Court of Octr 25th 1787

139-C. Salem Mercury, 18 December

Yesterday, the town of Beverly chose the Hon. George Cabot, Esq. Mr. Israel Thorndike & Mr. —— Wood, delegates as above.