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was determined by yeas and nays, when there appeared for the proposed form, none: and against it, seventy-nine. This constitution was rejected by a large majority of the voters in the Commonwealth. On the first day of September, 1779, a Convention of Delegates, elected for that special purpose, assembled at Cambridge, The sessions were held at Cambridge, Sept. 1-7, and Oct. 28 to Nov. 11; at Boston from Jan. 5 to March 2. The delegates from Cambridge were Abraham Watson, Esq., Mr. Benjamin Cooper, and Capt. Stephen Dana. and continued in session by successive adjournments until March 2, 1780. As a result of its labors, it submitted a Constitution or frame of government, which was accepted by the people, and remained in force, without alteration, for the next forty years. The action of Cambridge indicates a watchful regard for popular rights, and at the same time a commendable disposition to yield individual preferences for the sake of having some established government: At a
still visible. Smith's Address, pp. 37-39. Jason Winship, son of Jason Winship (who was drowned Dec. 26, 1762), was baptized June 28, 1730. Jabez Wyman, son of John Wyman, was born at Woburn July 24, 1710, but had long resided here. The two last named were slain at Cooper's tavern. They had come up to inquire the news, and were surprised there. The landlady, Mrs. Cooper, who was just mixing flip at the bar, with her husband fled to the cellar. Ibid., p. 45. A month afterwards, Benjamin Cooper and Rachel Cooper deposed that in the afternoon of the 19th day of April last, the King's regular troops under the command of General Gage, upon their return from blood and slaughter, which they had made at Lexington and Concord, fired more than one hundred bullets into the house where we dwell, through doors, windows, &c.; then a number of them entered the house where we and two aged gentlemen were all unarmed; we escaped for our lives into the cellar; the two aged gentlemen were immed
Whittemore, Jr.2 Thomas Robbins1 William Butterfield1 Thomas Cutter1 John Wilson1 Timothy Swan1 Samuel Frost2 Joseph Frost2 Edward Fillebrown1 Ephraim Frost, Jr.1 Abraham Hill2 William Hill1 John Hill1 Samuel Swan1 Joshua Kendall1 George Prentice1 Patten Russell2 Samuel Frost, Jr.1 Solomon Prentice1 Joseph Locke1 William Cutter1 Lemuel Blanchard1 George Swan1 Lieut. Stephen Frost1 Stephen Cutter1 John Adams1 William Cutter1 Jeduthun Wellington1 Moses Hovey1 Benjamin Cooper1 Jonathan Robbins1 Seth Stone1 Capt. Samuel Carter1 Josiah Hall1 Thomas Adams, Jr.1 John Cutter, 3d1 Thomas Cutter1 Jonathan Perry1 John Locke1 Josiah Wilson1 James Frost1 John Stone1 Jonathan Locke1 John Cutter, Jr.1 Caleb Hovey1 Francis Locke, Jr.1 Ephraim Cooke1 Ammi Cutter1 William Adams, Jr1 James Locke1 Stephen Locke1 John Perry1 Ebenezer Robbins1 Joseph Shaw1 —— Black, 1122 Number of inhabitants on the South side of Charles River. Eliphalet Ro
lington, 1769-1773, 1776. Abijah Learned, 1769-1771. Thomas Gardner, 1769-1775. Edward Marrett, 1769-1777. Nathl. Sparhawk, 1772-1775. Samuel Thatcher, 1773-1776, 1780– 1786. John Cutter, Jr., 1774, 1775. Eliphalet Robbins, 1775-1776. Stephen Dana, 1776-1778, 1787, 1788, 1793, 1794. Deac. Aaron Hill, 1777, 1778, 1787, 1788. Jonas Wyeth, 1777, 1778. Benjamin Locke, 1777, 1778. Edward Jackson, 1777, 1778, 1780– 1782. Thomas Farrington, 1778, 1779. Benjamin Cooper, 1778. William Howe, 1779. Gideon Frost, 1779-1785. William Adams, 1779. Ammi Cutter, 1779, 1786. John Gardner, 1779. Moses Robbins, 1779, 1781-1786, 1790-1792. John Wyeth, 1780. Jeduthun Wellington, 1780-1785, 1792 -1802, 1805. Samuel Whittemore 3d, 1780. Ebenezer Seaver, 1780. Ebenezer Wyeth, 1781-1785, 1789, 1790. John Adams, 1781, 1782, 1791-1795. Ephraim Frost, Jr., 1783-1788. Daniel Dana, 1783. Jonathan Winship, 1784-1789, 1793, 1794.
02. 8. 7.—See Paige, 415-16. The next disaster to Menotomy people, as the British continued their retreat, was the killing of Jabez Wyman and Jason Winship, at Cooper's tavern, the spot where a monumental tablet has recently been erected (1878) with the following inscription: Here stood Cooper's Tavern, in which Jabez Wyman anwhile sitting in the tavern, by the British, who entered the house. The following deposition gives an account of the event: Cambridge, May 19, 1775. We, Benjamin Cooper and Rachel Cooper, both of Cambridge, aforesaid, of lawful age, testify and say that in the afternoon of the 19th day of April last, the King's regular troopsst his will, into his chaise, and carried him away to a place of safety.—Smith. 1776 In 1776 an adjourned meeting of the parish was held at the house of Benjamin Cooper, innholder in the Precinct. A Muster Roll of Capt. Wm. Adams's Company in Col. Thatcher's Regiment of Militia, which marched at the request of Gen. Washing
ate. A writer in the Am. Quar. Register for 1839, says, Mr. Cooke was very eminent among the ministers of his day, and gives a list of his published sermons. Cooper, Daniel, of Camb., and Lydia Mullet of Charlestown, this Pct., m. 9 May, 1764. Daniel of Charlestown o. c. 5 May, 1765, and had daus. Lydia Prentice and Elizabeder in Menotomy during the Revolution—see Paige, 517.) Mara, dau. of Jonathan, a brother of Daniel (1), m. Joshua Palmer, 23 May, 1791. (See Paige, 517. ) Benjamin Cooper—prob. the innholder—was a selectman of Camb. in 1778. Daniel—perhaps the Daniel (1)—was a private soldier in the French War. A Benjamin Cooper, of CharlestBenjamin Cooper, of Charlestown (Samuel Kent, master), was a private soldier in Capt. Thomas Adams's company from this Precinct and other towns, in 1758. See Wyman, 239, group 11. Cornell, Mehitable—brought up with Deacon John Winship—adm. to the ch. 3 July, 1757. Cotting, William and Sarah, o. c. 31 Jan. 1813. Had Benjamin Eddy, bap. 7 Feb.