255. Rehoboth, Bristol County, 26 November 1787

255-A. Warrant, 12 November

To the Constabels or Constabel of the Town of Rehoboth or to Either of them Greeting you are in ye Name of ye Commonwealth of Massachusetts Directed to Notifi and Warn all the free holders and other Inhabitents of sd Town Qualified as the Law Directs to Vote in Choise of Representatives to meet at the meeting House in ye westerly Part of sd Town on monday the Twenty Sixth Day of this Instant November at Nine Oclock in ye morning to act on ye following articles (Viz)

1ly To Chuse a moderator to Regulate said meeting.

2ly To Chuse one or more Persons as members of a Convention to meet at ye State House in Boston on ye Second Wednesday of January Next to meet the other Persons that Shall Bee Chosen as members of sd Convention in this Commonwealth to Consult on ye New Constitution or form of Goverment that was made and agread upon by ye members of Convention of the united States that was Held at Philidelphia ye Summer [Past?]

255-B. Town Meeting, 26 November

Att a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitents of the Town of Rehoboth on monday the 26th Day of November 1787 at the meeting House in the Westerly Part of sd Town at Nine Oclock on sd Day for the Purpose of Chuseing one or more Persons to meet (with members that may Be Chosen from other Towns) at the State House in Boston the Second Wednesday of January Next to Consult on the Fedrel Constitution recommended By the late Fedrel Convention which Set at Philedelphia the Summer Past

Voted as follows (Viz.)

Chose Majr Fredrick Brown moderator for sd meeting.

Voted to Send three members to sd Convention—

Chose Capt Phanuel Bishup, Chose Majr Fredrick Drown, [and] Chose William Winsor Esq: for the above sd members

255-C. Warrant, 5 December

To the Constabels or Constabel of the Town of Rehoboth or to Either of them Greeting you are in ye Name of ye Commonwealth of Massachusetts Directed to Notify and Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitents of Said Town Qualified as the Law Directs to Vote in Town affairs to meet at ye meeting House in the Easterly Part of sd Town Near Doctr. James Bliss on monday ye Seventeenth Day of this Instant December at three Oclock in ye Afternoon to act on ye following articals (Viz)

1ly To Choose a moderator to Regulate sd meeting. …

4ly to Know the Towns mind Whether they will give their Deligates Instructions that are Chosen to Represent Said Town in a State Convention on the Secont Wednesday of January Next or to act in that affair as the Town Shall think Proper.

255-D. Constable Return, 12 December

Persuant to this Warrant I have Notified and Warned all the freeholders and other Inhabitents Qualified to Vote in Town affairs to meet at the time and Place within mentioned at three Publick meeting Houses in sd Town as the Law Directs.—

255-E. Town Meeting, 17 December

Att a meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitents of the Town of Rehoboth on monday the 17th Day of December 1787 at the meeting House Near Doct James Bliss at three Oclock in the After Noon Voted as Follows (Viz)

Chose Capt Phanuel Bishup Moderator for sd meeting. …

Voted to Dismiss the 4th article in sd warrant.