Acton Memorial Library

Acton Memorial Library

Early Town Records of Acton, Massachusetts

File/page number: 033

1740/1 February 23 Selectmen's meeting: warrant for March 2 Town meeting
1740/1 March 2 Town meeting

Feabruary ye 23rd: 1740/1 then the selectmen met & Appinted a town meeting to be on ye 2 Day of march at teen of ye Clock at ye meeting House in said town to Consider on ye articles hereafter mentioned viz-----
1 first to Choose Town offisers for ye insuing year ---
2 to se if ye town woold agree to have a Reading riteing and moveing Scool for six months or do any other thing Relating to that affare that may be thought proper when met
3 to se if ye town will agree to pay their town [Rates] in Land Bank money ---
4 to here the mind of the town Relating to ye Charge that aris on ye Account of John Stewerd ---
5 to se if ye town will agree to Provide Powder & Bullets to be Kept in Town Stock ---
6 To se if ye town will Except of a way Laid out by ye Select men in ye Southwest part of Said town Referd to this meeting
7 to here ye Request Samuel Jones & Joseph Barns as shall be further made to Appear At Said meting
8 to se if ye town will let ye Swine Run at Large this year the Same was Commited to ye Constables

March ye 2nd 1740/1
at a Ginl [General] town meeting Being Legally warned as Appered by ye Returns of ye warrants Mr Zacriah Emery was Choosen moderator for sd meeting
1 Simon Hunt Town Clerk & Selectmen allso John Brooks and Andrew Derby & ye Selectmen was assessors Mr Jonathan Billing town treasurer Samuel Jones Nathan Robbens was Choosen Constables / Zacaryah Emery / Joseph Barns / Jona- than Parlin Jonathan Hosmer. Ezekiel Davis Titus Law was Choosen Surveors of highways / Mr John Berker seeler of weights & Measurers / John Davis Juner [junior] Samuel Wheeler Juner was Choosen Deer Reefes [reeves] / Fense Viewers David Furbush / David Procter / hog reefes Enoch Cleaveland Micheal Robbens all sworn as ye Law D[irects]
2 propounded whether ye town Keep a Scool Six months voted in ye Affermitive
3 article continued till may meeting
4 article Left with ye Select men as they shall be advised
5 propunded whether whether thay git a town Stock of Powder & Bullets voted affirm
6 propounded whether ye town will Except of a way Laid out by ye select men in ye Southwest part of said town from Steven Farrs to Concord Line voted in ye affirmitive Recorded in pg 3

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