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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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IV. CONVENTION ELECTION
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[10 December] The town meeting adjourned from   the 12th of
November last is now opened.
Colonel Eliphalet Dyer moderator.
Voted to adjourn this meeting until the last Monday in December
instant.
December 31st met according to adjournment and took into con-
sideration the Constitution proposed by the Federal Convention, and,
after a very able and lengthy discussion of the subject, the town re-
solved by a large majority that, as the proposed Constitution was to
be determined on by a state Convention, it was not proper for this
town to pass any vote on the subject; and, after choosing James Flint,
Jr. constable and collector of town rates in the room of John Fitch,
who refused to serve, dissolved the meeting.
Test, Hez Ripley, Town Clerk
Windsor
[12 November] At a town meeting of the inhabitants of the town
of Windsor lawfully warned and held in Windsor First Society meet-
inghouse on the second Monday of November Anno Dom 1787.
Mr. Silvanus Griswold was chosen moderator to conduct said meet-
ing.
The Honorable Oliver Elsworth and General Roger Newberry,
esquires were chosen delegates to represent the town of Windsor at
the Convention to be holden in the city of Hartford on the first
Thursday of January next for the purposes mentioned in a resolve
of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut holden at New
Haven on the second Thursday of October last.
Woodbridge
[12 November] At a town meeting of the inhabitants of the town
of Woodbridge by order of the General Assembly on the 2d Monday
of November 1787.
Voted John Dibble, Esquire be moderator of said meeting.
Also voted Captain Saml. Osborn and Lieutenant Saml. Newton
be delegates to the Convention to meet at Hartford in January next.
Woodbury
[12 November] At a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of
Woodbury, November [12].
Daniel Sherman, Esquire chosen moderator.
Voted that this meeting approve of the system of government recom-
mended by the Convention of the United States.
Samuel Orton and Daniel Sherman chosen delegates to the [Con-
vention] to meet at Hartford,


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