245. Petersham, Worcester County, 28 November 1787

245-A. Warrant, 12 November

To Jotham Bowker one of the Constables of the Town of Petersham. Greeting—

In the Name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts You are hereby required to warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified to vote for Representativs to meet at the Meeting house in Petersham on the twenty eighth Day of November Instt. at one of the clock in the afternoon then & there to see if the Town will choose a Delegate or Delegates to represent them in a State Convention Agreeable to the recommendation of the General Court for the purpose of considering of the proposed Federal Constitution—

245-B. Constable Return, 28 November

In obedience to the within Warrant I have warned all the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of Petersham Qualified to vote for Representatives I have warned all the Inhabitants of said Town qualified to vote in Town affairs to meet at the within mentioned places by posting a true and Attested copy of the within Warrant fourteen days before the time for Meeting—

245-C. Town Meeting, 28 November

At a legal Town Meeting held at the Meeting house in Petersham Novr. 28th. 1787. at 1 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of choosing a Delegate or Delegates to meet in State Convention—

Voted. That the Selectmen Preside as Moderators of this Meeting.

Voted To send a Delegation to meet in State Convention—

Voted. To send two Delegates & chose Jonathan Grout Esqr. & Capt. Samuel Peckham—