Acton Memorial Library

Acton Memorial Library

Early Town Records of Acton, Massachusetts

File/page number: 022

1738 September 26 Selectmen's meeting: warrant for October 10 Town meeting
1738 October 10 Town meeting
1738 November 25 Record of livestock
1738 January 3 Town accounts

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Acton September ye 26th 1738
  The Selectmen met & Appinted town meeting to be on ye 10th of October Next at ye meeting house in said town at one of ye Clock in ye after noon to Consider & Conclude on ye Articles here after mentioned viz first to se if ye town will Except of the Reverend Mr John Swifts Answer to their Call
2 to se if ye town will mauke his Salary as good for ye fu[ture] in value as it is at Present and allso Chuse a Commeett to [illegible] act with ye Said Gentleman
3 to se if ye town will Grant ye Revernd Mr John Swift his wood according to his Desire
4 to se how ye town woold have ye payments of his Sallery agreed on
5 to se if ye town will Appint a day for ordination and allso how & whare they will make Provitions for minesters & mesengers or Any other thing Relating to that affare
6 to see if ye town will Do any more to ye meeting House Before ye ordination

Acton October ye 10th 1738
  At a Ginariel town meeting at ye meeting House in sd town being Legally warned as appered by ye Returns of ye Constable warrants at one of ye Clock in ye afternoon being meet did proseed as folloeth Mr Joseph Fletcher was Chosen moderator for sd meeting & first it was Propounded whether the town woold Except of ye Reverend Mr John Swifts answer to ye towns Call & voted in ye affarmitive
2 It was propounded whether ye town will Keep Mr Swifts Salary Good in value as It was when ye town Gave him his Call voted in ye affirmitive allso chose Lt John Heald Jonathan Wheeler John Brooks Ammiruam Faulkner and Simon Hayward as a Commeett to contract with Said Swift
3 It was propounded whether ye town wood Give Mr Swift his wood According to his Desire voted in ye Negative
4 It was propounded how ye town woold pay Mr Swifts Salary voted it would be paid Every half years End
5 It was propounded When the town will have thair ordination voted that ye second Wednesday in November Next be ye Day allso voted that Mr. Joseph Fletchers be ye house for [illegible] allso voted that ye Selectmen shall assess ye town for ye Charge aforesaid
6 It was propounded whether ye town will do any more at ye meeting house before ordination voted in ye Negative & ye meeting was Dismist

Acton November ye 25th 1738
Taken up and strayd by Jonathan Billing of Said town Acton A Dark Bay hors with a starr in his forehead & Some White on his hind feet Branded with M on ye Near Shoulder and is supposed to be cuming in Eight years old about fourteen hands high Entred November ye 26th 1738

Acton January ye 3 1738 Thomas Wheeler of sd town paid in five pounds which he recd of Mr Emery

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