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Early Town Records of Acton, Massachusetts

File/page number: 163

1761 February 5 Selectmen's meeting: warrant for March 2 Town meeting
1761 March 2 Town meeting


  February ye 5: 1761
Then the Select men met and appointed a Town meeting to be at the meeting House on the first monday of march Next at one of the Clock in the after noon to Consider and Conclude on the following articles (viz)
1 To Chuse Town officers for the year Ensuing
2 To See if the Town will accept of a Short way to accomodate the Heirs of Capt Osgood Late of Acton Deceased Begining at the Corner of Said Osgoods farm at a heap of Stones and then Streight to the Corner of mr Josiah Pipers fence at the Rev mr Swifts Rode Said way is on the Southerly Side of Said heap of Stones and is two Rods wide and Said way is partly on the Rev mr Swifts Land and partly on mr Josiah Pipers Land
3 To See if the Town will abate the Ministers Rate of mr Joseph Temple and mr Samuel Ober for the year past by Reason of their Supporting the preach ing of the Gospel other where
4 To See if the Town will agree to Let the Swine Run at Large this present year and the Same was Committed to the Constables

March ye 2: 1761
at a General Town meeting at the meeting House it being Legally warned as appeared by the Returns of the Constables on their warrants and proceeded as follows Capt Fletcher was Chosen moderator for Said meeting and Jonathan Hosmer was Chosen Town Clerk and first Select man and mr Stephen Law was Chosen Constable for the South west part of the Town and mr Samson Wheeler was Chosen Constable for the Northest part of the Town and mr John Heald Jun was chosen the Second Select man and mr Francis Faulkner was Chosen the third Select man and the Select men was Chosen Assessors

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