259. Roxbury, Suffolk County, 17 December 1787

259-A. Warrant, 28 November

To Either of the Constables of the Town of Roxbury within the said County. Greeting.

In the Name of the Commonwealth [of] Massachusetts you are required forthwith to warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the town of Roxbury, within your Destrict, quallified by law to vote in the election of Representatives, to assemble at the Meeting-house in the easterly part of said town, on Monday the seventeenth day of December next, at ten of the Clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles to wit.

1st To choose a Moderator of said Meeting.

2ly. To take into consideration the CONSTITUTION or FRAME of GOVERNMENT for the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. As reported by the Convention of DELIGATES from the UNITED STATES, on the first Monday of May 1787. and continued by Adjournment to the seventeenth day of September following.—Which they Resolved, should be laid before the UNITED STATES in CONGRESS assembled; and afterwards be submitted to a CONVENTION of DELIGATES, chosen in each State: and to choose one or more Persons (if they think p[r]oper) to Represent the town, in the CONVENTION to be held at the State House in BOSTON, on the second Wednesday of January next, for the purpose of assenting to, and ratifying the same; agreably to the Recommendation of the General Court of this Commonwealth, passed the twenty fifth day of October last, if they shall judge it expedient.

259-B. Town Meeting, 17 December

At a meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Roxbury held at the meeting House in the easterly part of said town on monday the 17th day of December Anno Domini 1787.

The Constitution for the UNITED STATES: as reported by the DELIGATES of the UNITED States on the seventeenth day of September last being read and considered, the Town proceeded to bring in their Votes for Deligates to Represent the Town in the Convention of this Commonwealth to be held at the State House in Boston on the second Wednesday of January next when

The Honourable William Heath Esqr. and

The Honourable Increase Sumner Esqr. were chosen by a major part of the Electors present.