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all of them being freemen more than twenty-one years of age, and neither a negro, indian, or molatto, among them; the question 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 th