297. Waltham, Middlesex County, 17 December 1787

297- A. Selectmen Meeting, 3 December

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Waltham Decr. 3rd. 1787—

They directed the Town-Clerk to Issue his Warrant to the Constable of the Town, requiring him to notify and warn the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the same Town who are qualified according to Law to Vote in the Election of Representatives, to Assemble and meet at the public meetinghouse in said Town on Monday the Seventeenth day of December Instant at one of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same day for the purpose of chusing a Delegate to represent them in a Convention to meet at the Statehouse in Boston, on the Second Wednesday in January next, for the purpose of deliberating and acting on the frame of federal Government, submitted by the Convention lately held at Philadelphia, to the Several States in the Union, for their Assent and Ratification.—

and to pass any Vote or Votes relative there to which the Said Voters when assembled shall think proper.—

297-B. Town Meeting, 17 December

At a meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Waltham qualified according to Law to vote in the election of Representatives duly and legally warned and assembled at the public meetinghouse in said Town of Waltham on Monday the Seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord 1787. for the purpose of chusing a Delegate to represent them in a Convention to meet at the State House in Boston on the second Wednesday of January next for the purpose of deliberating and acting on the Frame of Federal Government, submitted by the Convention lately held at Philadelphia, to the several States in the Union, for their Assent and Ratification.—

The said Frame of Federal Government was read to them.—

after: which they, by ballot—

Voted and choos Leonard Williams Esqr. a Delegate to represent them in Said Convention.