151. Cambridge, Middlesex County, 17 December 1787

151-A. Town Meeting, 17 December

At a meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Cambridge, qualified as the Constitution provides for vote for Representatives, on Monday the 17th. day of December Anno Domini 1787—

Deacon Aaron Hill, Moderator.—

Voted To send two delegates to the Convention to be held at Boston on the second Wednesday in January next, for the purpose of considering & acting upon the doings of the late Continental Convention—

The Votes being brought in sorted & counted; The Hon. Francis Dana Esq. & Stephen Dana Esq. were declared to be chosen

151-B. Massachusetts Gazette, 18 December

The honourable judge Dana and colonel Dana were yesterday chosen by the town of Cambridge to represent them in the state Convention.

151-C. James Madison to George Washington
New York, 26 December (excerpt)1

… We have no further information of much importance from Massachussetts. It appears that Cambridge the residence of Mr. Gerry has left him out of the choice for the Convention, and put in Mr. Dana formerly Minister of the U. States in Europe, and another Gentleman, both of them firmly opposed to Mr. Gerry’s Politics. …