1778 Amherst Town Meeting Warrant

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Title

1778 Amherst Town Meeting Warrant

Subject

Amherst (Mass.)
Municipal government--Massachusetts

Description

A warrant from the Selectmen directing Mr. David Blodget, Constable, to inform all qualified voters in the town of Amherst of an upcoming Town Meeting and the Articles to be discussed therein, including 'raising men for the Continental Service'.

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

4 May 1778

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Type

Manuscript

Original Format

Paper manuscript

Text

Transcription (spelling and punctuation have been standardized to assist with readability):

Hampshire SS
To Mr David Blodget Constable of Amherst: Greeting
In the name of the authority of the people of the Massachusetts State you are hereby required forthwith to warn all the freeholders and other inhabitants in Amherst north of Pelham Road qualified to vote in Town Meeting for Representative that they assemble and meet at the meeting house in Amherst at one of the clock in the afternoon on the thirteenth day of May 1778 to act on the following articles viz.
1st To choose a moderator
2nd To elect or depute some person or persons to represent the town of Amherst in the General Court
3rd To consider the late order for raising men for the Continental Service and make some order relating to the same
4th To take into consideration the Constitution or form of government lately sent to the Selectmen and make such vote upon it as shall be thought proper
Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon to some one of us before the time of said meeting
[given] under our hand
and seal this 4th day of
May 1778
John Billing select
Moses Dickinson men of
Joseph Williams Amherst
Elijah Baker

Citation

“1778 Amherst Town Meeting Warrant,” Digital Amherst, accessed July 11, 2020, https://digitalamherst.org/items/show/3400.