254. Reading, Middlesex County, 17 December 1787

Warrant, 3 December

To Either of the Constables of said Town—Greeting

You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts forthwith to warn the Male Inhabitants in your District of the Age of Twenty One Years having a Freehold Estate in said Town of the Annual Income of Three Pounds or any Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds—to meet at the Meeting-House in the First Parish in said Town on Tuesday the Eleventh Instant at 1 o’Clock Afternoon

1. To see if the Town will elect one or more Persons to represent Them in a State-Convention at the State-House in Boston on the second Wednesday of January next—to approve or disapprove of the Plan of Federal Government propos’d by the late Continental Convention; & if they elect, whether they will give Instructions; or what they will do in that Affair