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title:“Delegates to the Massachusetts Convention”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1788-1-9

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"Letter to the Massachusetts Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 6. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2000. 1152-60. Print.
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Delegates to the Massachusetts Convention (January 9, 1788)

OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
John Hancock VICE PRESIDENT
Willliam Cushing SECRETARY
George R. Minot MESSENGER
Jacob White MONITORS
Phanuel Bishop Daniel Cooley Thomas Davis Noah Goodman Azor Orne Abraham White CHAPLAINS
12 January Simeon Howard (West Church)
14 January Samuel Parker (Trinity Church)
15 January Peter Thacher (Brattle Street Church)
16 January John Eliot (New North Church)
17 January Joseph Eckley (Old South Church)
18 January John Clark (First or Old Brick Church)
19 January Thomas Gair (Second Baptist Church)
21 January James Freeman (Stone Chapel)
22 January Oliver Everett (New South Church)
23 January William Montague (Christ's Church)
24 January Simeon Howard (West Church)
25 January Jeremy Belknap (Long Lane Church)
26 January John Lathrop (Second or Old North Church)
28 January Samuel Parker (Trinity Church)
29 January Peter Thacher (Brattle Street Church)
Delegates COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE
Barnstable Shearjashub Bourne, Esq. (Y)
Nymphas Marston, Esq. (A)
Falmouth Capt. Joseph Palmer(Y)
Harwich Capt. Kimbal Clark (Y)
Hon. Solomon Freeman, Esq. (Y)
Sandwich Mr. Thomas Nye (N)
Dr. Thomas Smith Wellfleet Rev. Levi Whitman Yarmouth Capt. Jonathon Howes (Y)
David Thacher, Esq. (Y)
COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE
Adams Valentine Bowen (X)
Capt. Jeremiah Pierce (N)
Alford Dr. John Hurlbert (N)
Becket Mr. Elisha Carpenter (Y)
Egremont Ephraim Fitch, Esq. (N)
Great Barrington Hon. Elijah Dwight, Esq. (Y)
Hancock Mr. David Vaughan (N)
Lanesborough Hon. Jonathon Smith, Esq. (Y)
Lee Capt. Jesse Bradley (N)
Lenox Mr. Lemuel Collins (N)
Loudon Mr. Joshua Lawton (N)
Mount Washington See Sheffield New Marlborough Capt. Daniel Taylor (Y)
Partridgefield Ebenezer Peirce, Esq. (N)
Pittsfield Capt. David Bush (A)
Mr. Valentine Rathbun (N)
Richmond Mr. Comstock Betts (N)
Sandisfield Mr. John Picket, Jr. (N)
Sheffield and Mount Washington John Ashley, Jr. Esq. (Y)
Stockbridge Hon. Theodore Sedgwick, Esq.
Tyringham Capt. Ezekiel Herrick (N)
Washington Mr. Zenos Noble (N)
West Stockbridge Maj. Thomas Lusk (N)
Williamstown Hon. Thompson J. Skinner, Esq. (Y)
Windsor Lt. Timothy Mason (N)
COUNTY OF BRISTOL
Attleborough Hon. Elisha May, Esq. (Y)
Capt. Moses Willmarth (Y)
Berkley Samuel Tobey, Esq. (A)
Dartmouth Mr. Melatiah Hathaway (N)
Hon. Holder Slocum, Esq. (N)
Dighton Hon. William Baylies, Esq. (Y)
Col. Sylvester Richmond (Y)
Easton Capt. Ebenezer Tisdell (N)
Freetown Mr. Richard Bordon (A)
Hon. Thomas Durfee, Esq. (Y)Mansfield Capt. John Pratt (N)
New Bedford Hon. Walter Spooner, Esq. (Y)
Rev. Samuel West (Y)
Norton Hon. Abraham White, Esq. (N)
Rainham Israel Washburn, Esq. (Y)
Rehoboth Capt. Phanuel Bishop (N)
Maj. Frederick Drown (N)
William Winsor, Esq. (N)
Swanzey Mr. David Brown (N)
Mr. Christopher Mason (N)
Taunton Col. Nathaniel Leonard (N)
Mr. Aaron Pratt (N)
James Williams, Esq. (Y)
Westport Mr. William Almy (Y)
COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND
Brunswick Capt. John Dunlap (Y)
Cape Elizabeth Mr. Joshua Dyer (Y)
Falmouth Daniel Ilsley, Esq. (N)
John K. Smith, Esq. (Y)
Gorham Mr. Stephen Longfellow, Jr. (N)
Gray Rev. Samuel Perley (Y)
Harpswell Capt. Isaac Snow (Y)
New Gloucester Mr. William Widgery North Yarmouth Samuel Merrill, Esq. (Y)
David Mitchell, Esq. (Y)
Portland Mr. John Fox (Y)
Capt. Joseph McLellan (Y)
Scarborough William Thompson, Esq. (Y)
COUNTY OF DUKES
Edgartown Mr. William Mayhew (Y)
Tisbury Mr. Cornelius Dunham (Y)
COUNTY OF ESSEX
Almsbury Capt. Benjamin Lurvey (Y)
Lt. Willis Patten (Y)
Andover Dr. Thomas Kittridge (N)
Capt. Peter Osgood, Jr. (N)
Mr. William Symmes, Jr. (Y)
Beverly Hon. George Cabot, Esq. (Y)
Capt. Israel Thorndike (Y)
Mr. Joseph Wood (Y)
Boxford Hon. Aaron Wood, Esq. (N)
Bradford Daniel Thurston, Esq. (Y)
Danvers Hon. Samuel Holten, Esq. (A)
Hon. Israel Hutchinson, Esq. (N)
Gloucester John Low, Esq. (Y)
Capt. William Pearson (Y)
Daniel Rogers, Esq. (Y)
Haverhill Bailey Bartlett, Esq. (Y)
Capt. Nathaniel Marsh (Y)
Ipswich John Choate, Esq. (Y)
Col. Jonathon Cogswell (Y)
Hon. Michael Farley, Esq. (Y)
Daniel Noyes, Esq. (Y)
Lynn and Lynnfield Capt. John Burnham (Y)
John Carnes, Esq. (Y)
Manchester Mr. Simeon Miller (Y)
Marblehead John Glover, Esq. (Y)
Jonathon Glover, Esq. (Y)
Isaac Mansfield, Esq. (Y)
Hon. Azor Orne, Esq. (Y)
Methuen Capt. Ebenezer Carlton (N)
Newbury Hon. Tristram Dalton, Esq. (Y)
Ebenezer March, Esq. (Y)
Enoch Sawyer, Esq. (Y)
Newburyport Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf, Esq. (Y)
Hon. Rufus King, Esq. (Y)
Theophilus Parsons, Esq. (Y)
Hon. Jonathon Titcomb, Esq. (Y)
Rowley Capt. Thomas Mighill (N)
Salem Mr. Francis Cabot (Y)
Mr. William Gray, Jr. (Y)
Richard Manning, Esq. (Y)
Edward Pulling, Esq. (Y)
Salisbury Mr. Enoch Jackman Dr. Samuel Nye (Y)
Topsfield Mr. Israel Clark (Y)
Wenham Mr. Jacob Herrick (Y)
COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE
Amherst Mr. Daniel Cooley (N)
Ashfield Mr. Ephraim Williams (N)
Belchertown Mr. Justus Dwight (N)
Bernardston and Leyden Capt. Agrippa Wells (N)
Blanford Mr. Timothy Blair (N)
Brimfield Abner Morgan, Esq. (Y)
Buckland Capt. Thompson Maxwell (Y)
Charlemont Mr. Jesse Reed (Y)
Chester Capt. David Shepard (Y)
Chesterfield Col. Benjamin Bonney (Y)
Colrain Lt. Samuel Eddy (N)
Conway Capt. Consider Arms (N)
Mr. Malachi Maynard (N)
Cummington and Plainfield Mr. Edmund Lazell (Y)
Deerfield Mr. Samuel Field (N)
Easthampton See Northampton Granby Mr. Benjamin Eastman (n)
Granville Mr. Clark Cooley (N)
Mr. John Hamilton (N)
Greenfield Mr. Moses Bascom (N)
Greenwich Capt. Nathaniel Whitcomb (N)
Hadley Brig. Gen. Elisha Porter (Y)
Hatfield Hon. John Hastings, Esq. (Y)
Holland See South Brimfield Leverett Mr. Jonathon Hubbard (N)
Leyden See Bernardston Longmeadow Mr. Elihu Colton (Y)
Ludlow Mr. John Jennings (N)
Monson Mr. Phineas Merrick (N)
Montague Ensign Moses Severance (N)
New Salem Mr. John Chamberlin (N)
Northhampton and Easthampton Mr. Benjamin Sheldon (Y)
Hon. Caleb Strong, Esq. (Y)Northfield Mr. Ebenezer Janes (Y)
Norwich Maj. Thomas James Doglass (Y)
Orange See Warwick Palmer Mr. Aaron Merrick (N)
Pelham Mr. Adam Clark (N)
Plainfield See Cummington Shelburne Lt. Robert Wilson (N)
Shutesbury Mr. Asa Powers (N)
South Brimfield and Holland Capt. Asa Fisk (N)
South Hadley Hon. Noah Goodman, Esq. (Y)
Southampton Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy (Y)
Southwick Capt. Silas Fowler (N)
Springfield William Pynchon, Esq. (Y)
Sunderland Capt. Zaccheus Crocker (N)
Ware Mr. Isaac Pepper (N)
Warwick and Orange Capt. John Goldsbury (N)
West Springfield Col. Benjamin Ely (N)
Capt. John Williston (N)
Westfield John Ingersol, Esq. (Y)
Mr. John Phelps (A)
Westhampton Lt. Aaron Fisher (Y)
Whately Mr. Josiah Allis (N)
Wilbraham Capt. Phineas Stebbins (N)
Williamsburgh Mr. William bodman (N)
Worthington Nahum Eager, Esq. (Y)
COUNTY OF LINCOLN
Bath Dummer Sewall, Esq. (Y)
Boothbay William McCobb, Esq. (Y)
Bowdoinham Mr. Zaccheus Beal (N)
Bristol William Jones, Esq. (N)
Edgecomb Moses Davis, Esq. (Y)
Georgetown Mr. Nathaniel Wyman (Y)
Hallowell Capt. James Carr (N)
Machias David Gardiner (X)
Newcastle Capt. David Murray (N)
Pittston Samuel Dudley (X)
Pownalborough Thomas Rice, Esq. (Y)
Mr. David Sylvester (Y)
Thomaston David Fales, Esq. (Y)
Topsham Hon. Samuel Thompson, Esq. (N)
Vassalborough Capt. Samuel Grant (Y)
Warren James W. Head (X)
Winslow Mr. Jonah Crosby (N)
Winthrop Mr. Joshua Bean (N)
Woolwich Mr. David Gilmore (Y)
COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX
Action and Carlisle Mr. Asa Parlin (N)
Ashby Mr. Benjamin Adams (N)Bedford Capt. John Webber (N)
Billerica William Thompson, Esq. (N)
Boxborough See Stow Cambridge Hon. Francis Dana, Esq. (Y)
Stephen Dana, Esq. (Y)
Carlisle See Action Charlestown Hon. Nathaniel Gorham, Esq. (Y)
Chelmsford Maj. John Minot (N)
Concord Hon. Joseph Hosmer, Esq. (Y)
Dracut Hon. Joseph Bradley Varnum, Esq. (Y)
Dunstable Hon. John Pitts, Esq. (Y)
East Sudbury Mr. Phineas Gleason (N)
Framingham Capt. Lawson Buckminster (Y)
Groton Dr. Benjamin Morse (N)
Joseph Sheple, Esq. (N)
Holliston Capt. Staples Chamberlain (N)
Hopkinton Capt. Gilbert Dench (N)
Lexington Benjamin Brown, Esq. (Y)
Lincoln Hon. Eleazer Brooks, Esq. (Y)
Littleton Lt. Samuel Reed (N)
Malden Capt. Benjamin Blaney (Y)
Marlborough Mr. Jonas Morse (N)
Maj. Benjamin Sawin (N)
Medford Maj. Gen. John Brooks (Y)
Natick Maj. Hezekiah Broad (N)
Newton Hon. Abraham Fuller, Esq. (Y)
Pepperrell Deacon Daniel Fisk (N)
Reading Mr. Peter Emerson (N)
Mr. William Flint (N)
Sherburne Daniel Whitney, Esq. (Y)
Shirley Lt. Obadiah Sawtell (N)
Stoneham Capt. Jonathon Green (N)
Stow and Boxborough Dr. Charles Whitman (Y)
Sudbury Capt. Asahel Wheeler (Y)
Tewksbury Mr. Newman Scarlett (N)
Townshend Capt. Daniel Adams (N)
Waltham Leonard Williams, Esq. (Y)
Watertown Dr. Marshall Spring (N)
Westford Mr. Jonathon Keep Weston Capt. Abraham Bigelow (Y)
Wilmington Capt. John Harnden (N)
Woburn Mr. James Fowle, Jr. (A)
Capt. Timothy Winn (N)
COUNTY OF NANTUCKET
Not represented COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH
Abington Rev. Samuel Niles (Y)
Bridgewater Mr. Hezekiah Hooper (Y)
Daniel Howard, Esq. (Y)
Mr. Daniel Howard, Jr. (Y)
Capt. Elisha Mitchell (Y)
Duxbury Hon. George Partridge, Esq. (Y)
Halifax Mr. Freeman Waterman (Y)
Hanover Hon. Joseph Cushing, Esq. (Y)
Kingston William Sever, Jr. Esq. (Y)
Marshfield Rev. William Shaw (Y)
Middleborough Rev. Isaac Backus (Y)
Mr. Isaac Soul (N)
Deacon Benjamin Thomas (N)
Isaac Thomson, Esq. (Y)
Pembroke Mr. Josiah Smith (Y)
Capt. John Turner (Y)
Plymouth Mr. John Davis (Y)
Mr. Thomas Davis (Y)
Joshua Thomas, Esq. (Y)
Plympton Lt. Elijah Bisbee, Jr. (N)
Capt. Francis Shurtliff (N)
Rochester Capt. Nathaniel Hammond (N)
Mr. Abraham Holmes (N)
Scituate Hon. Nathan Cushing, Esq. (Y)
Hon. William Cushing, Esq. (Y)
Hon. Charles Turner, Esq. (Y)
Wareham Col. Israel Fearing (Y)
COUNTY OF SUFFOLK
Bellingham Rev. Noah Alden (N)
Boston Hon. Samuel Adams, Esq. (Y)
Hon. James Bowdoin, Esq. (Y)
Hon. Caleb Davis, Esq. (Y)
Thomas Dawes, Jr. Esq. (Y)
Christopher Gore, Esq. (Y)
His Excellency John Hancock, Esq. (Y)
Charles Jarvis, Esq. (Y)
John Coffin Jones, Esq. (Y)
Hon. William Phillips, Esq. (Y)
Thomas Russell, Esq. (Y)
Rev. Samuel Stillman (Y)
John Winthrop, Esq. (Y)
Braintree Hon. Richard Cranch, Esq. (Y)
Rev. Anthony Wibird Brookline Rev. Joseph Jackson Chelsea Rev. Phillips Payson (Y)
CohasWeymouth Hon. Cotton Tufts, Esq. (Y)
Wrentham Mr. Nathan Comstock Deacon Thomas Mann (Y)
COUNTY OF WORCESTER
Ashburnham Mr. Jacob Willard (N)
Athol Mr. Josiah Goddard (Y)
Barre Capt. John Black (N)
Bolton and Berlin Hon. Samuel Baker, Esq. (Y)
Boylston Lt. Jonas Temple (N)
Brookfield Mr. Daniel Forbes (N)
Mr. Nathaniel Jenks (N)
Mr. James Nichols (A)
Charlton Mr. Caleb Curtis (N)
Mr. Ezra McIntire (N)
Douglass Hon. John Taylor, Esq. (N)
Dudley Mr. Jonathon Day (N)
Fitchburgh Deacon Daniel Putnam (N)
Grafton Dr. Joseph Wood (N)
Hardwick Maj. Martin Kingsley (N)
Harvard Josiah Whitney, Esq. (N)
Holden Rev. Joseph Davis (N)
Hubbardston Capt. John Woods (N)
Lancaster Hon. John Sprague, Esq. (Y)
Leicester Col. Samuel Denny (N)
Leominster Maj. David Wilder (Y)
Lunenburgh Capt. John Fuller (N)
Mendon Edward Thompson, Esq. (N)
Milford Mr. David Stearns (N)
New Braintree Capt. Benjamin Joslyn (N)
Northborough Lt. Artemas Brigham (N)
Northbridge Capt. Josiah Wood (N)
Oakham Capt. Jonathon Bullard (N)
Oxford Capt. Jeremiah Learned (N)
Paxton Mr. Abraham Smith (N)
Petersham Jonathon Grout, Esq. (N)
Capt. Samuel Peckham (N)
Princeton Mr. Timothy Fuller (N)
Royalston John Frye, Esq. (N)
Rutland Lt. Asaph Sherman (N)
Shrewsbury Capt. Isaac Harrington (N)
Southborough Capt. Seth Newton (Y)
Spencer Lt. James Hathaway (N)
Sterling Capt. Ephraim Wilder (Y)
Sturbridge Capt. Timothy Parker (N)
Sutton Deacon David Harwood (N)
Hon. Amos Singletary, Esq. (N)
Templeton Capt. Joel Fletcher (N)
Upton Capt. Thomas M. Baker (N)
Uxbridge Dr. Samuel Stone (N)
Ward Mr. Joseph Stone (N)
Westborough Capt. Stephen Maynard (N)Western Mr. Mathew Patrick (Y)
Westminster Mr. Stephen Holden (N)
Winchendon Deacon Moses Hale (N)
Worchester Mr. David Bigelow (N)
Hon. Samuel Curtis, Esq. (A)
COUNTY OF YORK
Berwick Mr. Richard Foxwell Cutts (N)
Capt. Elijah Hayes (N)
Dr. Nathaniel Low (N)
Biddeford Allison Smith (X)
Buxton Jacob Bradbury, Esq. (Y)
Coxhall Capt. John Low (Y)
Fryeburg Mr. Moses Ames (N)
Kittery Mr. Mark Adams (N)
Mr. James Neal (N)
Lebanon Mr. Thomas M. Wentworth (N)
Pepperellborough Thomas Cutts, Esq. (Y)
Sanford Maj. Samuel Nasson (N)
Shapleigh Mr. Jeremiah Emery(N)
Waterborough Rev. Pelatiah Tingley (N)
Wells Rev. Dr. Moses Hemmenway (Y)
Hon. Nathaniel Wells, Esq. (Y)
York Nathaniel Barrell, Esq. (Y)
Capt. Esaias Preble (N)
The following towns did not elect delegates to the Convention Barnstable County Chatham Eastham Provincetown Truro Berkshire County Dalton New Ashford Cumberland County Bakerstown Bridgetown Raymondstown Royalsborough Shepardstown Standish Sylvester Windham Dukes County Chilmark Essex County Middleton Hampshire County Goshen Middlefield Montgomery Wendell Lincoln County Ballstown Belfast Camden Canaan Hancock Lewistown Medumcook Norridgewalk St. George's Sterling Waldoborough Wales Walpole Nantucket County Sherburne Worcester County Gardner Gerry York County Arundell Brownfield Limerick Little Falls Massabeseck Pearsonfield

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