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Jensen, Merrill (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut
(1978)

IV. The election of convention delegates, 12 November 1787,   pp. 405-455


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CONNECTICUT/12 NOV.
[3 December] At a town meeting legally held in Willington De-
cember the 3rd, 1787 for the election of town officers for the year
ensuing.
Chose Moses Holmes, Esquire moderator for said meeting.
At said meeting voted to give instructions to the delegates appointed
to attend the state Convention.
Voted to reject the new-proposed Constitution.
At said meeting voted that the delegates to Convention be in-
structed to act agreeable to the vote of the town.
At said meeting voted that the above vote for instructing the dele-
gates to Convention be reconsidered.
[1 January] At a town meeting holden in Willington January
Ist, 1788.
Chose Esquire [Moses] Holmes moderator for said meeting.
At said meeting voted that this town disapprove of the new-proposed
Constitution as it now stands.
Winchester
[12 November] At a meeting of the town of Winchester holden on
Monday the 12th day of November A.D. 1787.
Voted Robert McCune moderator for said meeting.
Voted to adjourn this meeting into the house of Lieutenant [Sam-
uel] Hurlbut.
Voted to proceed according to the resolve of Assembly in appoint-
ing a delegate or delegates to attend the Convention in January next.
Voted Ensign Robert McCune delegate to attend the Convention
in January next.
Voted to dissolve this meeting.
A true record
Test, E [liphaz] Alvord, Town Clerk
Windham
[12 November] At a town meeting legally warned and holden at
Windham, November 12th 1787, Colonel Eliphalet Dyer moderator.
Colonel Eliphalet Dyer and Colonel Jedidiah Elderkin were chosen
delegates to attend a state Convention to be holden at Hartford on
the first Thursday of January next, to take under consideration the
new Constitution proposed by the General Convention.
Voted to adjourn this meeting until the next annual town meeting.
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