Acton Memorial Library

Acton Memorial Library

Early Town Records of Acton, Massachusetts

File/page number: 021

1738 May 19 Town meeting (continued from previous page)
1738 May 23 Town accounts
1737 March 6 Town meeting: acceptance of road way
[first part of March 6 Town meeting is on page 19-20]

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3 allso propounded what settlement they will give him voted they will give him Two hundred & fifty pounds & ye one half Eight months after ye first Payment allso propounded what salary they will Give him yearly voted thay will Give him one hundred & fifty Pounds per year allso propounded whether Samuel Prescott John Heald Mark White Thomas Wheeler Samuel Wheeler Joseph Fletcher John Barker John Brooks & Simon Hunt be a Commutte to agree with him voted in ye affarmitive
3 Propounded whether ye town will finish their meeting House or any Part tharof this year voted they wil Dismis that article
4 Propounded how they will work at ye highways this year voted They will work as ye Law Requires
5 It was Propounded what money ye town will Raise to Defray Nessasary Charges in ye town this present year voted they will rais Twenty Pounds
6 Propounded what money they will Raise for Preaching this year voted they will Dismis that article
7 Propounded what they will allow Mr Barker for his Serving as Treasurer for ye three years past voted they will allow him two pence pr pound & then ye meeting was Dismist

Acton May ye 23rd 1738 to an order to Lt John Heald for three pounds out of ye tax money towards Glazeing ye meeting House ordered to Jonathan Billings to pay }£3 – 0 – 0
May ye 23rd 1738 to an order to Thomas Wheeler for two pounds & ten shilling out of ye tax money for Glazeing ye meeting House ordered to Jonathan Billings to pay } £2 – 10 – 0

Acton March ye 6 1737/8
At a Ginariel town meeting at ye meeting House in sd town then ye Town did Except of a way Laid out by ye Selectment of sd town to accomadate David Brooks at his Request & Said way is discri bed as folloeth Beginning at ye NorthEst Corner of sd Brookes House Lot one Rod in sd Brooks Land which he bought of Joseph Wheeler and one Rod in Hezekiah Wheelers so far as thair Land joyned and then in Joseph Wheelers Land & sd Hezekiah Wheelers Land one Rod in Each untill it cums in to ye way that leadeth to ye meeting House & ye Laid way is a bridle way Eatch party consenting their to & was Laid out January ye 23rd 1737/8 by John Brooks & Simon Hunt Selectmen Brought from pg 12 

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