Acton Memorial Library

Acton Memorial Library

Early Town Records of Acton, Massachusetts

File/page number: 024

1738/9 March 3 Town accounts
1738/9 January 12 Selectmen's meeting: warrant for March 5 meeting
1738/9: March 5 Town meeting

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Acton march ye 3rd: 1738/9 to an order to Thomas Wheeler out of Mr Parlin’s town Rate for one pound 1 – 0 – 0
to an order to Joseph Barnes: Acton march ye 3rd: 1738/9 for Twelve Shillings & Six penc out of Mr Parlins rt [rate] 0 – 12 – 0
Acton March ye 3rd 1738/9 to an order to Abraham Wheeler for Eight Shillings out of Mr Parlin’s rate
0 – 8 – 0

Acton January ye 12th : 1738/9
The Select men met & Appinted a town – town meeting to be on ye fifth of march Next at the meeting House in Sd town at teen of the Clock in ye four Noon to Consider on ye Articles herafter viz
1 to Chuse town offesers for ye year insuing
2 to se if ye town will Discontinue a Bit of way Leeding from the Northest Corner of Mark Whites house Lot as his farm Runs towards Brabrooks as may be Shuen at Sd meeting
3 to se if ye town Will Discontinue a Bit of way Leeding from Joseph Barneses to ye meeting House formerly Laid out As may be Shuen at Sd meeting & Except of a way as Now Laid out as may be Shuen at Said meeting
4 to se if ye town will Except of a way Laid out by ye Select- men at ye Request of Josiah Piper to Go to meeting as may be shuen
5 to se if the town will heir [hear] ye Request of Joseph Barnes Relating to ye meeting House
6 to se if ye town will Lay out [illegible] of the thair Pew Ground in the meeting House & dispose of ye Land or do any other thing relaiting to that affair

Acton March ye 5th: 1738/9
At a Ginareil town meeting of ye inhabitants of Sd town at the meeting House at ten of ye Clock in ye forenoon being met Did Proseed as follows Joseph Fletcher was Chosen moderator Simon Hunt was Chosen town Clark: Mr John Barker was Chosen the first Constable & Refussed serving David Procter was Chosen ye Second Constable: Jonathan Knight Chosen Last Constable: Garshum Davis Ammi Falkner& Simon Hunt was Chosen Selectmen & Assessers: Mark White was Choosen Graninrowman Jonathan Billing was Chosen Town Treasurer: Joseph Barns / Josiah Piper & David Brooks Samuel Jones / Jonathan Wheeler / Samell Davis was Choosen Surveyers of highways: William Connant / Enoch Cleveland fens viwers [viewers]: Andrew Derby Danniel Sheperd Amos Prescott was Chosen Hog Reefs: Benjamin Brabrook was Choosen tiding [tything] man
2 Propounded whether ye town will Discontinue a bit of way from Northwest Corner of mark Whites House Lot as his fence Runs toward Benjamin Brabrooks while it cums in to ye way which Said Brabrook Goeth to meeting in & voted In ye affirmitive

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