New Hampshire State Papers

 

 

Town Papers.

 

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DOCUMENTS

 

RELATING TO

 

TOWNS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE,

 

NEW LONDON TO WOLFEBOROUGH,

 

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APPENDIX,

 

Embracing some Documents, interesting and valuable, not heretofore published, including the Census of New Hampshire of 1790 in detail.

 

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VOLUME XIII.

 

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COMPILED AND EDITED BY

ISAAC W. HAMMOND, A. M.,

PRESIDENT OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY.

 

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CONCORD, N. H.:

PARSONS B. COGSWELL, STATE PRINTER.

1884.

 

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

That his excellency the governor be hereby authorized and empowered, with the advice and consent of the council, to employ some suitable person and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication of such portions of the early state and provincial records and other State papers of New Hampshire as the governor may deem proper; and that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by the state printer, and distributed as follows: namely, one copy to each city and town in the state, one copy to such of the public libraries in the state as the governor may designate, fifty copies to the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the remainder placed in the custody of the state librarian, who is hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publications by other states.

Approved August 4, 1881.

 

In accordance with the foregoing resolution, the governor, with advice of the council, on the 12th day of October, 1881, appointed and commissioned ISAAC W. HAMMOND as "Editor and Compiler of State Papers."

 

 

 

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

 

This volume completes the publication of the documents relating to the towns in this state, which were collected by the editor in 1879 and 1880, placed in volumes in the office of the secretary of state, and labelled "Town Papers, Collection of 1880," and "Indian and French Wars, and Revolutionary Papers, Collection of 1880." There are twelve of the former and four of the latter; and the figures in brackets at the beginning of each article in this volume refer to the number and page of the manuscript volume where the original docuュment may be found. The characteristics of this volume are similar to the two next preceding, and it will be necessary, in most cases, to examine the three, to find all the matter relating to any town. An abstract of the contents may be found at the commencement, which will give the reader an idea of the nature of each document; and at the end is a copious index, containing all the names of towns and persons mentioned, with reference to every place in which they occur. The compilation of said index required a large amount of labor, but without one full and complete, an historical work loses a large portion of its value; and the editor respectfully calls the attention of gentleュmen who are compiling town histories, to the importance of indexing the same fully and completely.

The increasing interest manifested by the citizens of the state, generally, in matters relating to its early history, is strong evidence of their intelligence and patriotism, and augurs well for the future.

The amount of time and money expended in the publication of these volumes is small, compared with the benefits that will accrue to our citizens in various ways; and it is believed that the wisdom of our legislature in authorizing their publication,

 

 

 

 

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and of the governors and councils in causing the same to be done, will become more apparent and be still better appreュciated as time passes on, and that these volumes will be highly valued by succeeding generations.

The editor desires to express his grateful acknowledgments to His Excellency Samuel W. Hale and the honorable council for their cordial support and encouragement in his labors; to Hon. A. B. Thompson, secretary of state, for valued counsel; and to many other citizens of the state for the helpful interest they have shown in the work, and their readiness to answer any and all requests made of them in furtherance of its compilation.

In accordance with the provisions of a joint resolution of the legislature, approved August 4, 1881, the governor, with the advice of the council, has authorized the publication of the Revolutionary War Rolls of this state, and the work has been commenced. These rolls do not exist in duplicate, and many of them are torn and defaced in consequence of much handling. The importance of their publication as the best way to preserve the names of those brave and determined men is apparent to every patriotic citizen of the state who has examined them.

HAMMOND.

Concord, May, 1884.

 

 

 

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NEW LONDON.

 

Introduction, 1

Record of Masonian Grant, 1773, 2

Petition for incorporation, 1778, 3

Petition of Jonas Minot relative to taxes, 1780, 4

Petition relative to a road from Kearsarge Gore to Pro‑

tectworth, 5

Vote for an issue of paper-money, 1786, 6

Petition for appointment of a magistrate, 1787, 6

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 1790, 6

Vote relative to annexation of part of Kearsarge Gore,

1792, 7

Petition relative to proprietors' meetings, 1795, 8

Petition relative to proprietary matters, 1796, 9

 

NEW MARKET.

 

Introduction, 9

Case of assault, 1731, 10

Decision of court in foregoing case, 11

Warrant for arrest of Sambo, 1731, 11

Petition relative to an election, 1745, 12

Petition for a ferry over Exeter river, 1750, 13

Remonstrance to said petition, 14

Petition relative to New Market bridge, 1755, 15

Petition of Edward Fox, soldier, 1756, 18

Petition of Chase Wiggin, soldier, 1761, 18

Petition of Josiah Wiggin, soldier, 1760, 18

Account of supplies furnished a soldier, 1779, 19

Petition of Jonathan Mason, soldier, 1780, 19

Relative to assistance to soldiers' families, 1775, 19

Reference to a plan of land, 1764, 19

Request for permit to send stock out of the province, 20

 

 

 

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Petition relative to militia, 1775, 20

Petition relative to militia affairs, 1775, 23

Petition relative to militia officers, 1775, 25

Petition relative to church matters, 1777, 26

Members of the west society, 1778, 27

Petition relative to New Market bridge, 1780 28

Relative to the adoption of U. S. articles of confedera‑

tion, 29

Petition for the appointment of a magistrate, 1884, 31, 32

Petition for authority to call a special meeting, 1785, 33

Petition relative to repairing New Market bridge, 1785, 34

Report of committee on foregoing, 36

Petition for removal of said bridge, 1785, 37

Remonstrance to said removal, 1786, 38

Remonstrance from citizens of Epping to same, 40

Deposition of Hubartus Neal relative to same, 41

Deposition of Walter Bryent relative to same, 42

Vote relative to church matters, 1793, 43

Petition relative to church matters, 1793, 44

Relative to a soldier who died of small-pox, 1761, 44

Account of supplies furnished same, 45

 

NEWPORT.

 

Introduction, 46

Names of men residing at Sugar river, 46

Petition for a new grant of the township, 1768, 47

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 48

Petition to have proceedings of town-meeting legalized,

1783, 48

Remonstrance to same, 49

Vote of town relative to issuing paper money, 1786, 50

Concerning service in the Revolution, 1784, 51

Statement of James Doud relative to same, 52

 

NEWTON.

 

Introduction, 53

Rev. Thomas W. Powers ordained, 1755, 53

Bounds of a highway, 1747, 54

Relative to a road laid out in 1699, 55

Action relative to highways, 1755, 55

Statement relative to highways, 1755, 57

Report of committee on same, 58

Petition for opening a highway, 1755, 58

Consent of inhabitants relative to same, 1755, 60

Warrant for town-meeting, 1768, 60

 

 

 

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Proceedings at said meeting, 1768, 61

Proceedings at town-meeting, 1769, 62

Committee appointed to request a redress of grievances, 64

Depositions relative to illegal proceedings in town-meet‑

ing, 1769, 65

Relative to trouble between the churches, 1770, 66

Relative to line between Newton and South Hampton, 67

Report of committee on the same, 1771, 68

Relative to assessment of taxes, 1777, 68

Protest against seating a representative, 1776, 69

Soldier's order, 1784, 70

 

NORTHFIELD.

 

Introduction, 70

Relative to first town-meeting, 1780, 70

Petition of Thomas Lyford, soldier, 1782, 71

Soldiers' orders, 71

Civil magistrate wanted, 1785, 72

Relative to a ferry over Merrimack river, 1785, 72

Petition for a ferry, 1785, 73

Petition for a magistrate, 1786, 74

Petition for a magistrate, 1787, 74

 

NORTH HAMPTON.

 

Introduction, 76

Petition for the confirmation of a town line, 1742, 76

Action of the legislature on foregoing, 77

Petition relative to church affairs, 78

Petition of Palmer and Fogg to be "set off to Rye,"

1744, 79

Petition for a land grant, 1749, 80

List of associates, 81

Petition relative to election of representatives, 1758, 81

Petition relative to same 82

Petition relative to parish affairs, 1779, 82

Petition relative to election of representative, 1783, 83

Petition of Stephen Brown, soldier, 1759, 85

Petition of Jonathan Wedgwood, 1761, 85

Petition of Samuel Davis, soldier, 1763, 85

Soldier's order, 1778, 86

Petition of Abraham Marston and James Wedgwood,

soldiers, 86

Account for supplies to soldier's wife, 1782, 86

Petition of Daniel Gookin, soldier, 1785, 87

Relative to the town's quota of soldiers, 1786, 87

 

 

 

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NORTHUMBERLAND.

 

Introduction, 88

Petition relative to a road from Conway, 1780, 88

Report of a committee relative to building a road, 89

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 89

Petition for authority to establish a lottery, 1791, 90

Petition for grant of a ferry, 1785, 90

Petition for a new county, 1791, 91

Petition for a special tax to build a bridge, 1799, 92

 

NORTHWOOD.

 

Introduction, 93

Petition for a magistrate, 1774, 93

Petition for a magistrate, 1785, 94

Petition of William Glidden, soldier, 1785, 94

Petition of Samuel Trickey, soldier, 1786, 95

Petition for a magistrate, 1785, 95

Petition for incorporation of the Baptist society, 1797, 96

Remonstrance to same, 97

Petition relative to laying out a road, 1788, 98

Report of committee on same, 1789, 99

 

NOTTINGHAM.

 

Introduction, 99

Soldiers in First N. H. Regiment, 100

Soldiers in the service in Revolutionary war, 101

Petitions of sundry Presbyterians to be joined to Wind‑

ham, 102

Relative to town line, 1756, 102

Trouble at town-meeting, 1756, 102

Vote of town relative to minister rates, 104

Petition of Robert Mason, soldier, 1760, 104

Petition of Israel Blake, soldier, 1761, 104

Vote relative to a division of the town, 1765, 105

Vote relative to a division of the town, 1771, 106

Petition for a division of the town, 1771, 107

Petition of Peter Hanson for a divorce, 1778, 108

Petition of John McCoy, marine, 1779, 109

Relative to John Whitehorn, soldier, 109

Petition of Anna Thomas, soldier's widow, 1781, 109

Soldier's receipt, 1781, 110

Deposition relative to a soldier, 1782, 110

Petition for a magistrate, 1785, 110

Vote relative to paper currency, 1785, 111

 

 

 

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ORANGE.

 

Introduction, 112

Petition of Simeon Olcott for grant of Cardigan, 112

Petition of Fellows and Larabee for grant of Cardigan, 113

Captain Joseph Kinne's return of soldiers, 1777, 113

Captain Joseph Kinne's return of soldiers, 1779, 114

Petition for incorporation of the town, 1779, 114

Petition relative to assessing taxes, 1780, 115

Inventory of lands of non-residents, 1780, 115

Inventory of polls and ratable estate, 118

Service done in the army by the town, 118

Petition of inhabitants relative to taxes, 1783, 118

Petition relative to taxing non-residents, 1783, 120

Petition relative to a road, 1783, 120

Petition to be incorporated, 1783, 121

Petition for relief in the matter of taxes, 121

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 1785, 122

Petition relative to a magistrate, 1785, 123

Petition relative to raising money to repair roads, 1787, 123

Petition relative to selling land for taxes, 1788, 124

Petition relative to raising money to repair roads, 1788, 124

Petition to have the town incorporated, 1789, 125

Petition relative to raising money to repair roads, 1791, 126

 

ORFORD.

 

Introduction, 126

Record of convention, Vermont controversy, 1778, 128

Nehemiah Estabrook to Meshech Weare, 1778, 128

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 1771, 129

Proposal of proprietors relative to minister's salary,

1773, 129

Proprietors' expenditures, 130

Petition of William Simpson for a ferry, 1773, 131

Proceedings at a proprietors' meeting, 1773, 131

Inventory of polls and estates, 1779, 133

Soldiers' receipts, 1778 and 1782, 133

John Lapish's discharge from the army, 1783, 133

Note relative to other discharges, 1783, 134

Petition relative to doomage, 1783 134

Petition relative to supplies furnished scouts, 1786, 134

Petition relative to taxes, 135

Petition relative to suppressing thistles, 1795, 136

Petition for incorporating an academy, 1797, 136

Petition for incorporating a school, 1797, 137

 

OSSIPEE.

 

Introduction, 138

Petition for an incorporation, 1785, 139

 

 

 

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Petition for abatement of taxes, 1788, 140

Soldier's order, 1781, 140

Petition for authority to raise money by a special tax to

repair roads, 1791, 141

Relative to a discovery of iron ore, 1790, 142

 

PELHAM.

 

Introduction, 142

Petition of citizens of Salem and Pelham for a grant of

land, 1750, 143

Petition of Phebe Gage, soldier's widow, 1758, 144

Petition of William Bell, soldier, 1758, 145

Petition of Francis Knowlton, soldier, 1760, 145

Bounty to Reuben Hamblet, 1782, 145

Petition relative to tories and deserters, 145

Petition relative to procuring soldiers, 1777, 146

Petition relative to procuring soldiers, 1779, 147

Petition relative to forming counties, 1769, 148

Petition relative to a poll parish, 1786, 149

Vote relative to a poll parish, 1786, 150

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 150

Petition relative to the observance of Sunday, 1784, 150

Petition for a poll parish, 1786, 151

Petition to have a library incorporated, 1797, 152

 

PEMBROKE.

 

Introduction, 153

Soldiers in First N. H. Regiment, 153

Petition for a guard against Indians, 1747, 153

Petition for incorporation, 1757, 154

Consent of citizens of Buckstreet to same, 1758, 155

Committee's report on foregoing, 1759, 156

Petition relative to ministerial affairs, 1763, 156

Action of the legislature on same, 158

Petition of Jonathan Dix for a ferry, 1774, 158

Reference to plan of Merrimack river, 159

Inhabitants recommend Dix, 159

Measurements relative to said ferry, 159

Petition for ammunition, 1776, 160

Relative to Captain McConnell, 1777, 160, 161

Statement relative to a town-meeting, 1777, 161

Petition to be annexed to Col. Stickney's Regiment, 163

Soldier's discharge, 1780, 164

Captain Nathaniel Head's return, 1780, 164

Captain Nathaniel Head's return, 1781, 165

 

 

 

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Petition relative to Samuel Daniell, 1782, 165

Petition relative to electing a representative, 1788, 166

Petition of Bryant and Bartlett for liberty to erect a toll-

bridge 1790, 166

Memorial concerning same, 167

Petition for authority to raise money by lottery to build

a bridge, 1791, 167

Petition of Green and Noyes for authority to erect a toll‑

bridge, 1791, 168

Petition of Duncan and Livermore for authority to erect

a toll-bridge, 1791, 169

Petition for a lottery to build the bridge, 1791, 169

Remonstrance of citizens of Buckstreet against being

annexed to Allenstown, 1798, 170

Petition of citizens to be annexed to Allenstown, 1798, 172

Measurements of sundry roads, 173

 

PETERBOROUGH.

 

Introduction, 174

Petition for help to build a fort, 175

Petition relative to Rev. John Morrison, 1771, 176

Extract from minutes of presbytery, 1771, 178

Action of the presbytery, 1771, 180

Petition of William Scott relative to bounties, 1777, 181

Relative to the town's quota of soldiers, 1779, 181

Relative to Major Robert Wilson, 1778, 182

Statement of Daniel Russell, soldier, 1780, 182

Statement relative to John Halfpenny, soldier, 1783, 182

Soldiers' orders, 1784, 183

Petition of John Young, soldier, 1785, 183

Return of ratable, polls, 1783, 183

Relative to Rev. John Morrison, 1783, 184

Petition of selectmen relative to same, 184

Petition of selectmen relative to setting off the east part

of the town. 1784, 185

Vote of town relative to same, 186

Petition relative to same, 1785, 186

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 187

Petition relative to a school, 1788, 188

Petition of Sarson Belcher, relative to some land, 1787, 189

Petition of sundry citizens to be set off, 1790, 190

 

PIERMONT.

 

Introduction, 190

Notice to proprietors of a meeting, 1765, 191

Arms and ammunition wanted, 1776, 191

 

 

 

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Petition for an abatement of taxes, 1783, 192

Inventory of polls and estates, 1780-'81, 193

Soldier's order, 1786, 194

Relative to the town's quota of soldiers, 1786 194

Report of committee on same, 194

Sundry persons annexed to Wentworth, 1736, 195

Soldier's certificate, 1786, 195

Petition of Parker Stevens for a ferry, 1788, 195

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 1789, 196

Petition for the annexation of an island, 1794, 197

 

PITTSFIELD.

 

Introduction, 197

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 198

Petition of Ebenezer Bean, soldier, 1791, 198

 

PLAINFIELD.

 

Introduction, 199

Inventory of 1773, 199

Return of Capt. Russell's company, 1777, 199

Plainfield men at Saratoga, 1777, 200

Plainfield Continental soldiers, 201

Petition of citizens of Meriden relative to the formation

of a military company, 1781, 202

Names of members of said company, 1781, 203

Soldiers, orders, 1784, 203

Sundry inhabitants relative to taxes, 1785, 204

Petition of Joseph Kimball for a ferry, 1785, 205

Tax on Gov. Wentworth's rights, 1786, 205

Petition for a poll parish, 1788, 206

Rank of sundry officers, 1788, 207

Relative to services in the Revolution, 1791, 207

Amos Stafford for an allowance, 1795; soldier, 208

Relative to glebe reservation, 1795, 209

Kimball & Gallup for authority to construct locks, 1796, 209

Petition for incorporation of a library, 1797, 209

 

PLAISTOW.

 

Introduction, 210

Relative to election of a representative, 1774, 210

Relative to Hugh Potter, 1775, 212

Petition for settlement of town lines, 1778, 212

Ezekiel Gile's resignation, 1780, 213

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 213

Petition of John Pollard, soldier, 1760, 214

Petition of Matthew Bryant, soldier, 1763, 214

 

 

 

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Soldier's order, 1778, 214

Soldiers' receipts, 1783, 215

Enlistment, 1782, 215

Petition of Jesse Davis, soldier, 1783, 216

Action of legislature on same, 218

Relative to representative class, 1786, 218, 219

Vote relative to an issue of paper money, 1786, 219

Recommendations to the legislature, paper money, 220

Petition for appointment of Joseph Welch, 221

Relative to the claim of Allen's heirs, 1786, 221

 

PLYMOUTH.

 

Introduction, 222

Petition for a survey of the town, 1772, 223

Relative to orders for raising soldiers, 1775, 225

Relative to election of representative, 1775, 226

Supplies furnished soldiers, 1778-'79, 227

Resignation of Col. David Hobart, 1779, 227

David Nevens, soldier, 1784, 227

Soldier's widow's order, 1784, 228

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 228

Petition for authority to raise money by lottery to build

a bridge, 1785, 228

Consent of town to the taking off of the south-west part

thereof, 1791, 230

Petition of sundry citizens for a new town, 1791, 230

Relative to a disputed town line, 231, 232

Relative to setting off the south-west part of the town,

1792 232

Petition for annexation of the territory in dispute, 233

Petition of town agent for same, 1792, 234

Petition for authority to elect a representative, 1799, 235

 

PORTSMOUTH.

 

Introduction, 236

Patriotic offer of John Langdon, 237

Account of soldiers' wages, 1696, 1708, 237, 238, 239

Warning for a militia muster, 1697, 241

Precept for election of assemblymen, 1693, 241

Return of assemblymen 1694, 1695, 242

Precept for election of assemblymen, 1697, 243

Return of assemblymen, 1698, 243

Relative to dealers in strong drink, 1701, 244

Relative to parochial matters, 1714, 244

Relative to taxes; complaint, 1716, 245

Relative to a purchased servant, 1721, 246

 

 

 

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Act relative to ministers, salaries, 1720, 247

Relative to parochial matters, 1723, 248

Vote of first parish, 1728, 249

Relative to a bridge over the mill-dam, 1732, 250

South parish petition, 1737, 250

Answer to committee of the first parish, 1737, 252

Statement relative to parish matters, 1737, 255

First parish rates, 1737, 257

South parish rates, 1737, 258

Action of the legislature on foregoing, 1738, 258

Petition of sundry inhabitants for the grant of a town‑

ship, 259

Relative to some French prisoners of war, 1745, 260

Petition of Benjamin Thomas, Louisbourg soldier, 261

Petition of Mary, wife of Col. Moore, 1745, 261

Petition of Dr. Joseph Pierce, Louisbourg soldier, 261

Petition of Louisbourg soldiers, 1746, 262

Petition for the establishment of a workhouse, 1752, 263

Relative to a road through John Pickering's land, 264

Petition of Samuel Penhallow, soldier, 1759, 264

Objections to a bridge over Little Harbor, 1757, 265

Petition of William Rackliff, soldier, 1759, 264

Complaint against market-men, 1765, 268

Petition for the erection of a lighthouse, 1765, 269

Action of the legislature on same, 271

Petition relative to stamp-act riot, 1766, 271

Relative to hogs running at large, 272

Petition for the passage of an act to oblige tax-payers to

give in their property under oath, 1769, 273

Petition relative to market, fire-wards, taverns, etc.,

1772, 274

Statement relative to a market, etc., 275

Protest against theatrical performances, 1773, 276

Relative to small-pox, 1773, 278

Pest-house regulations recommended, 1773, 278

Departure of Gov. Wentworth, 1775, 279

Communication from committee of safety, 1775, 279

John Carpenter's statement, 1776, 280

Instructions to assemblymen, 1776, 281

Petition to have a price fixed on commodities, 1777, 283

Letter from John Langdon relative to the enemy at

Penobscot, 1779, 284

Petition to send the ship Hampden to Penobscot, 285

Statement of matters in town, 1779, 286

Relative to town affairs, 1780, 287

Instructions to representatives, 1780, 289

Memorial of Maj. Sherburne, wounded soldier, 291

 

 

 

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Simeon Fernald, soldier, 1780, 291

Petition of Elizabeth Lewis, soldier's mother, 1782, 292

Petition of Richard Sherman, soldier, 1782, 293

Soldier's order, 1782, 293

Supplies to soldiers' families 1781'83, 294, 295

Bounties to soldiers, 295

Portsmouth men in Revolution, 1777'81, 296

Vote on eighth article of confederation, 1783, 297

Petition of wardens of Queen's Chapel, 1785, 297

Relative to laying out a road, 1786, 298

Relative to duties on imported goods, 1787, 299

Petition to have imported books exempted from duties, 300

Petition for authority to raise money by lottery to build

a market-house, 1790, 301

Petition for incorporation of the first parish, 1791, 302

Petition for incorporation of Episcopal church, 1791, 302

Petition for incorporation of Universalist church, 1793, 303

Petition for authority to bridge Sagamore creek, 1797, 303

Piscataqua bridge, cost and revenue, 1798, 304

Petition for the incorporation of an aqueduct, 1797, 305

Petition for the incorporation of St. John's Lodge,

F. & A. M., 305

 

RAYMOND.

 

Introduction, 307

Relative to locating a meeting-house, 1768, 308

Report of committee on same, 309

Vote of town relative to same, 1769'70, 309

Relative to the election of representative, 1774, 310

Account of supplies to soldiers, 1782, 311

Certificate; Judith Wormwood, 311

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 311

Samuel Nay recommended for a magistrate, 312

 

RICHMOND.

 

Introduction, 312

Certificate of soldiers mustered, 1778, 313

Joseph Blanchard's bounds of the town, 1752, 313

Richmond proprietors' names, 314

Justice of the peace chosen, 1776, 315

Petition for change of date of annual meeting, 315

Allowances to soldiers, 1778, 315

Soldier's order, 1785, 316

Oliver Capron for a magistrate, 1782, 316

Instructions to representative, 1786, 317

Henry Ingalls for a magistrate, 1785, 317

 

 

 

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Henry Ingalls's petition in favor of, 318

Quaker's petition to be exempted from military duty,

1788-'96, 319

 

RINDGE.

 

Introduction, 320

Petition of the proprietors for incorporation, 1751, 321

Petition for confirmation of the first grant, 1750, 324

Relative to counterfeit money, 1776, 326

Petition of David Russell, soldier, 1778, 326

Petition of James Crombie, 1779, 326

Col. Enoch Hale's return, 1779, 327

Petition from the wife of Col. Nathan Hale, 1780, 327

Petition from Samuel Whiting, soldier, 1780, 328

Bounties paid to soldiers, 328

Resignation of Col. Enoch Hale, 1783, 329

Relative to Isaac Leeland, soldier, 1785, 330

Selectmen relative to soldier's pay, 1782, 330

Petition relative to soldier's pay, 1783, 331

Petition for authority to elect a representative, 1785, 331

 

ROCHESTER.

 

Introduction, 332

Relative to ministerial affairs, 1737, 333

Action of legislature on foregoing, 334

Petition for a guard, 1744, 334

Petition for representation, 1762, 335

Governor's orders respecting the same, 337

Petition relative to Dover bridge, 1770, 337

Stephen Berry, Jr., soldier, 1748, 338

Soldier's order, 1778, 338

Maj. Tebbetts's petition. 1779, 339

Soldiers' orders, 1780-'84, 339, 340

Daniel Wingate's bounty, 1783, 339

Petition of Jotham Nute, soldier, 1789, 340

Petition relative to lumber act, paper money, etc., 341

Petition of Samuel Nute, soldier, 1790, 344

Petition of John Tanner, soldier, 1791, 344

Report of a committee on a division of the town, 1794, 345

Petition for incorporation of the north-west parish,

1798, 346

Petition for incorporation of Congregational Society, 349

Vote relative to a division of the town, 1798, 348

Petition from the north part to be set off, 1802, 349

Consent of town to foregoing, 351

 

 

 

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ROXBURY.

 

Introduction, 351

Petition for incorporation, 1796, 352

Report of a committee on foregoing, 353

 

RUMNEY.

 

Introduction, 354

Statement of grievances, 1770, 354

Committee to procure arms and ammunition, 1776, 355

Petition for a supply of arms and ammunition, 356

Certificate of Peter Mahew, 1779, 356

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 357

Soldier's order, 1780, 357

Soldier's receipt, 1781, 358

Samuel Holland's land tax, 1785, 358

Petition for a magistrate, 1785, 358

Petition for authority to raise money by special tax, 359

 

RYE.

 

Introduction, 360

Petition for a lottery, to drain a pond, 1756, 360

Lottery scheme, 361

Alleged illegal election, 1775, 362

Petition of Jonathan Philbrick, soldier, 1760, 363

Petition of Joseph Towle soldier, 1761, 363

Petition of Samuel and Nicholas Marden, soldiers, 363

Soldiers' enlistment, 1776, 364

Soldiers' orders, 1781-'84 364

Petition of Peter Akerman, soldier, 1777, 365

Rye men in 2d N. H. Battalion, 365

Relative to Continental soldiers, 1783, 365

Samuel Jenness for a magistrate, 1784, 367

Relative to a class for representative, 1784, 368

Report of a committee on laying out a road, 369

Petition relative to military grievances, 1785, 369

 

SALEM.

 

Introduction, 371

Petition relative to formation of counties, 1769, 372

Petition relative to service in the army, 1778, 373

Soldiers' orders, 1778, 375

Petition of Aaron Copp, soldier, 1779, 375

Salem man, in 2d N. H. Battalion, 376

Petition for incorporation, Baptist Society, 376

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 377

 

 

 

xviii GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

Petition to have an election set aside, 1783, 377

Statement relative to said election, 378

Petition for the appointment of a field officer, 1784, 380

Petition Baptist Society for incorporation, 1797, 380

 

SALISBURY.

 

Introduction, 381

Salisbury men in First N. H. Regiment, 382

Action of legislature to guard the frontiers, 1754, 383

Petition of Samuel Scribner relative to his capture by

the Indians, 1759, 383

Vote relative to a division of lots, 1773, 384

Petition of Peter Bowen, soldier, 1755, 385

List of Capt. Ebenezer Webster's company, 1776, 385

Alarm list, and men in the army, 1776, 386

Dr. Joseph Bartlett chosen justice of the peace, 1779, 387

Capt. Webster's return, 1777, 387

Return of men for abatement of poll tax, 387

Enlistment, 1781, 388

Depositions relative to John Ash, soldier, 388

Account for bounties, men's names, 388

Petition for authority to erect a toll-bridge, 1793, 389

Report of a committee on same, 1794, 390

Petition for incorporation of Salisbury Academy, 390

Petition for incorporation of a toll-bridge, 1800, 392

 

SANBORNTON.

 

Introduction, 392

Justice of the peace wanted, 1770, 393

Petition in favor of David Sanborn, 1770, 393

Petition of Capt. Chase Taylor, soldier, 1778, 394

Petition of Thomas Lyford, soldier, 1780, 394

Soldier's order, 1792, 395

Petition of Solomon Copps for a ferry, 1781, 395, 396

Petition for a magistrate, 1784, 397

Number of ratable polls, 1783, 398

More justices of the peace wanted, 1785, 399

Petition in favor of a paper currency, 1785, 399

Petition for change of date of annual meeting, 400

Petition of Tilton Bennett for a ferry, 1798, 401

Petition for incorporation of a library, 1797, 402

Petition for incorporation of Sanbornton Musical So‑

ciety, 1799, 402

Petition for incorporation of Baptist Society, 1802, 403

Vote of town relative to same, 404

 

 

 

GENERAL CONTENTS. xix

 

 

SANDOWN.

 

Introduction, 404

Petition relative to election of representative, 1776, 405

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 406

Relative to line between Sandown and Chester, 406

Relative to militia affairs, 1785, 407

Relative to paper currency, etc., 1786, 408

Petition from one of the Exeter insurgents, 409

Petition from John Colby, soldier, 1761, 410

 

SANDWICH.

 

Introduction, 410

Sandwich and Moultonborough inventories, 1773, 411

Petition relative to Moses Page, soldier, 1778, 412

Petition to have a town-meeting legalized, 1780, 412

Petition relative to an illegal election, 1776, 413

Taxes on Exeter Academy lands, 1781'82, 414

Petition for an issue of paper money, 1786, 415

Disputed line between this town and Tamworth, 1782, 416

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 417

Relative to taxes on academy lands, 1788, 417

Statement relative to roads, bridges, etc., 1791, 418

Non-resident's answer to foregoing, 1791, 418

Petition for special tax to build roads, 1796, 419

Non-resident's remonstrance to same, 419

 

SEABROOK.

 

Introduction, 420

Relative to payment of Rev. Samuel Perley, 1770, 421

Civil magistrate wanted, 1776, 422

Petition relative to town's quota of soldier's, 1778, 422

Petition from sundry Quakers, 1784, 423

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 423

 

SHELBURNE.

 

Introduction, 424

Statement of town affairs in 1786, 424

 

SOMERSWORTH.

 

Introduction, 425

Act incorporating Somersworth as a parish, 1729, 426

Enlistments under Capt. Job Clements, 1748, 427

Soldiers' petitions, 1753, 1757, 1760, 428

Petition for a separation from Dover, 1754, 428

Petition relative to mills on Salmon Falls river, 1760, 429

 

 

 

XX GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

Relative to incorporating the same, 1761, 431

Maj. Wentworth's account, 1778, 431

Soldiers' orders, Noble, Wentworth, Cromwell, and

Tate, 432

Somersworth men in 2d N. H. Battalion, 433

Return of Capt. James Carr's company, 433

Soldiers in 1775'76, 433

 

SOUTH HAMPTON.

 

Introduction, 434

Town fast-day appointed, 1742, 434

Vote to settle Rev. William Parsons, 1742, 435

Vote relative to setting off the west part, 1748, 436

Order to impress Christopher Flanders, 1759, 437

Statement of several Crown Point soldiers, 1761, 438

Certificate of enlistment, 1780, 439

Petition of sundry persons to be annexed to Newton,

1770, 439

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 440

Declination of Hon. Phillips White, 1783, 440

Protest against the adoption of articles 8 and 9 of the

confederation, 1783, 440

Hon. Phillips White declines a senatorship, 441

Petition relative to a town line, 1794, 441

 

 

SPRINGFIELD.

 

Introduction, 442

Relative to Wentworth's reservation, 443

Relative to Wentworth's reservation, 1780, 444

Petition of settlers on same, 1780, 445

Report of committee on same, 1780, 446

Oliver Whipple's statement relative to same, 446

Samuel Gilman's statement relative to same, 447

Names of settlers, 448

Petition for a lot for a grist-mill, 1781, 448

Petition relative to road through New London, 449

David Bean chosen justice of the peace, 1786, 450

Petition for incorporation, 1793, 450

 

STARK.

 

Introduction, 451

Petition for incorporation, 452

 

STEWARTSTOWN.

 

Introduction, 452

Petition 'for leave to tax non-residents, 1795, 453

Petition for amendment to act of incorporation, 454

 

 

 

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STODDARD.

 

Introduction, 455

Men in First N. H. Regiment, 455

Warrant for town-meeting, 1776, 456

Protest against election of representative, 1776, 456

Disorder at a town-meeting, 1776, 457

Summons to Oliver Parker, 1776, 458

Proceedings of town committee of safety, 1776, 458

Recipe to make a whig (unique), 459

Petition of Oliver Parker, 1776, 460

Petition in favor of Oliver Parker, 1776, 460

Petition relative to a disputed line, 1776, 461

Petition relative to same, 462

Action of the legislature on same, 463

Relative to an illegal town-meeting, 464

John Robbe, wounded soldier, 1778, 465

Richard Richardson, soldier, 1782, 466

Soldier's order, 1784, 466

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 467

Petition for authority to levy a special tax to build a

meeting-house, etc., 1787, 467

Committee to locate the meeting-house, 468

Report of same, 468

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 1794, 469

Relative to disputed line, 1798, 469, 470

 

STRATFORD.

 

Introduction, 472

Statement of town affairs, 472

Petition for incorporation, 1778, 473

Inventory, 474

Relative to an attack by French and Indians, 474

Petition for a guard, 1780, 475

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 475

Soldier's order, 476

Relative to two redeemed captives, 1785, 476

Relative to Burnside's ferry, 1786, 477

Petition for a new county, 1791, 477

Petition for abatement of taxes, 478

Petition for grant of Governor's island, 1794, 479

 

STRATHAM.

 

Introduction, 479

Petition for grant of Wiggin's ferry, 1742, 480

Warrant for a meeting to settle a minister, 1744, 481

Vote relative to ministerial affairs, 1747, 482

 

 

 

xxii GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

John Leavitt, Jr., soldier, 1748, 483

Documents relative to Crown Point soldiers, 484

Statement relative to George March, 1776, 484

Petition for appointment of John Taylor, 1775, 485

Petition relative to military affairs, 1777, 486

Soldier's order, 1781, 486

Accounts for supplies to soldiers, 1780, 487

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 487

Vote on the paper money question, 1786, 487

Paine Wingate for a magistrate, 1785, 488

Petition in favor of Nicholas Rawlings, 489

Committee chosen to present a plan for an issue of

paper money, 1786, 489

Report of said committtee, 490

 

SULLIVAN.

 

Introduction, 490

Petition for incorporation, 1786, 491

Report of committee on foregoing, 492

Petition relative to boundaries, 1793, 492

Petition for grant of a township, 1798, 493

 

SUNAPEE.

 

Introduction, 494

Petition for arms and ammunition, 1776, 494

Petition for incorporation, 1781, 495

Statement of condition of inhabitants, 1782, 496

Soldiers' orders, 497

Certificate relative to Mrs. McBritton, 498

Statement of men in the Revolution, 498, 499

Statement relative to service in the war, 1786, 500

Statement relative to soldiers' bounties, 1789, 500

Petition for a new town, 1789, 501

Remonstrance to same, 1790, 502

Vote of town of Lempster on same, 1791, 503

The town objects to same, 504

Petition to have corner bound of Goshen fixed, 504

 

SHARON.

 

Introduction, 505

Petition for annexation to Peterborough, 1777, 506

Petition for incorporation, 1786, 506

Petition for authority to levy taxes, 1787, 507

 

SURRY.

 

Introduction, 508

Petition of Lemuel Holmes, soldier, 1780, 509

 

 

 

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Petition of Thomas Dodge, soldier, 1783, 510

Petition of Lemuel Holmes, soldier, 510, 511

Biographical sketch of Hon. L. Holmes, 512

Relative to collection of beef for the army, 512

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 513

Relative to date of annual meeting, 1784, 513

Petition for authority to raise money by lottery to work

a silver mine, 1786, 514

Remonstrance against incorporating a Baptist Society,

1800, 515

Sundry persons consent to said incorporation, 515

 

SUTTON.

 

Introduction, 516

Sutton soldiers, 1777, 516

Assistance to soldier's family, 1783, 517

Petition for incorporation, 1783, 517

Benjamin Wadleigh for magistrate, 1786, 518

Petition for the appointment of a committee to fix un‑

certain bounds, 1794, 518, 519

 

SWANZEY.

 

Introduction, 520

Swanzey soldiers in First N. H. Regiment, 521

Fort Dummer committee, 1744, 522

Petition of Timothy Harvey, soldier, 1778, 522

Resignation of Lieut. Col. Joseph Hammond, 523

Relative to Moses Belding, soldier, 1778, 524

Relative to Noah Parkhurst, soldier, 1781, 524

Petition from several soldiers, 1782, 524

Soldiers' orders, 1784, 525

Petition of Joseph Hammond, soldier, 1786, 526

Statement concerning town affairs, 1781, 527

Petition concerning Amasa Parker, soldier, 528

Winchester claims said Parker, 1786, 529

Parker's receipt for bounty, 529

Concerning Samuel Epperson, soldier, 529

Certificate of muster-master, 529

Certificate of Jonathan Woodcock, soldier, 530

Relative to bounties paid to soldiers, 531

Relative to Jonathan Wooley, soldier, 532

Bill for pasturing government cattle, 1789, 532

Vote on adopting articles of confederation, 533

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 533

Relative to beef tax, 1784, 533, 534

Relative to an issue of paper money, 1786, 535

 

 

 

xxiv GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

Petition of sundry citizens to be annexed to Marl‑

borough, 1793, 536

Consent of town to same, 537

 

TAMWORTH.

 

Introduction, 538

Answer to Sandwich petition, representative, 1776, 538

Petition relative to state tax, 1778, 541

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 542

Soldiers' orders, 542, 543

Certificate of bounty to Jos. Ames, 543

Petition of selectmen, taxation, etc., 1793, 543

Petition for a committee to settle disputed lines, 544

Directions for perambulating the line between this

town and Eaton, 1796, 545

Return of said perambulation, 546

 

TEMPLE.

 

Introduction, 547

Vote relative to incorporation of the town, 1768, 548

Some inhabitants of Wilton join, 548

Petition of sundry persons for separation, 1768, 548

Petition for incorporation, 1768, 549

Statement of proceedings of Wilton, 550

Relative to a road over the mountain, 1768, 550, 557

Petition from Wilton, 1768, 551

Remonstrance from Wilton, 552

Petition of inhabitants for incorporation, 1768, 553

Relative to some New York tories, 1776, 551

Soldiers' receipts, 1777'78, 555, 556

Petition of William Drury, soldier, 1778, 556

Petition of Robert Fletcher, soldier, 1779, 557

Petition of Ezekiel Goodale, soldier, 1780, 557

Petition of inhabitants of Borland's farm, 1780, 558

Petition for a lottery to build glass-works, 1781, 559

Statement of the lottery managers, 1782, 559

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 560

Petition for leave to elect a representative, 1784, 560, 564

Petition relative to militia, 1785, 562

Petition for incorporation a a library, 564

 

THORNTON.

 

Introduction, 566

Petition for a second grant, 1768, 566

List of grantees, 567

Town inventory, 1773, 568

Petition for arms and ammunition, 1776, 568

 

 

 

GENERAL CONTENTS. xxv

 

Petition for an incorporation, 1781, 569

Letter from John Pierce to Mr. Thornton, 1780, 570

Receipt of Jonathan Child, 1781, 570

Return of ratable polls, 1783-'85, 571

Certificate of George Patterson, soldier, 1793, 571

Statement relative to a dispute between this town and

the town of Peeling, 1797, 572

 

TUFTONBOROUGH.

 

Introduction, 573

Statement relative to town affairs, 1789, 573

Petition for abatement of soldier tax, 1794, 574

Complaint against Woodbury Langdon, 1797, 575

 

UNITY.

 

Introduction, 576

Warrant for town-meeting, 1779, 576

Concerning Jonathan Pettingill, soldier, 577

Concerning state tax, 1786, 578

Concerning warning a man out of town, 1786, 579

Oath of allegiance, 1787, 580

Vote relative to the formation of Goshen, 1790, 581

Petition relative to dividing the town, 582

Vote relative to dividing the town, 583

Remonstrance to same, 1791, 583

Petition for a new town, 1794, 584

Remonstrance to same, 585

Account for feeding soldiers, 1777, 586

Petition of Jos. Huntoon, soldier, 1779, 586

Relative to Richard Brown, soldier, 587

 

WAKEFIELD.

 

Introduction, 588

Account of supplies furnished soldiers, 588

Soldiers, receipts, 1781'82, 589

Petition of Peter Barter, 1782, 589

Soldiers' orders, 589, 590

Petition for a repeal of the lumber act, 590

Relative to arrears of taxes, 1791, 591

Petition for incorporation of Union Library, 591

 

WALPOLE.

 

Introduction, 592

Records of proprietors' meeting, 1736'38, 593, 595

Names of original grantees, . 596
Petition for encouragement to manufacture linseed oil,

1773, 597

 

 

 

xxvi GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

Petition in favor of Dr. Silas Baldwin, 1763, 598

Statement of county committee of safety, 1776, 598

Return of officers in the 16th Regiment, 1776, 599

Relative to the manufacture of fire-arms, 600

Relative to a sick soldier, 1777, 600

Petition of Isaac Calcott, soldier, 1778, 600

Soldier's order, 1780, 601

Petition for a lottery, 1780, 601

Statement of grievances, 602

Statement relative to Vermont controversy, 1781, 604

Petition for authority to erect a toll-bridge, 606

Soldiers' orders, 1784, 607

Petition of Samuel Eastman, soldier, 607

Petition of B. Bellows for a ferry, 1785, 608

Petition for help to clear the river channel, 608

Petition relative to formation of Langdon, 609

Petition of J. Bellows for a ferry, 1792, 610

Petition of John Nott, 1793, 610

 

WARNER.

 

Introduction, 612

Record of proprietors' meeting, 1741, 614

Roll of Capt. Flood's company, 614

Soldiers' deposition relative to back pay, 615

Return of soldiers enlisted, 1778, 615

Relative to election of representative, 1778, 616

Returns of soldiers, 1780, 616

Simon Ward, certificate of service, 1780, 617

William Lowell, wounded at Bunker Hill, 617

William Lowell, certificate of Maj. Ballard, 618

Soldier's order, 618

Relative to allowance for soldiers, 1786, 618

Relative to Dr. John Currier, 1786, 619

Relative to locating a meeting-house, 1788, 620

Relative to Joseph Sawyer for justice of the peace, 1788, 620

Relative to Zebulon Morrill for coroner, 621

Kearsarge Gore for a division, 1792, 621

Kearsarge Gore, annual meeting, 1799, 622

 

WARREN.

 

Introduction, 623

James Aiken, Bunker Hill soldier, 623

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 624

Petition relative to an election, 1786, 624

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 1789, 625

 

 

 

GENERAL CONTENTS. xxvii

 

WASHINGTON.

 

Introduction, 626

Petition for incorporation, 1776, 626

Men in First N. H. Regiment, Revolution, 626

Petition relative to town bounds, 1778, 628

Soldiers credited to Washington, 1782, 628

Petition of Samuel Lowell, soldier, 1784, 629

Petition in favor of Dr. Harris, 1784, 629

Petition relative to locating a meeting-house, 1786, 630

A portion of the town voted off, 1787, 631

Memorial relative to representative class, 632

Relative to sale of lands for taxes, 1790, 633

Relative to disputed line, 1793, 634

Relative to election of representative, 1794, 636

 

WEARE.

 

Introduction, 637

Weare men in First N. H. Regiment, Revolution, 637

Petition of Thomas Kennedy, soldier, 1760, 638

Petition of Stockman Sweat, soldier, 1781, 638

Petition of Mary Sinclear, soldier's widow, 639

Record of a meeting in the east part of the town, 640

Petition for a parish in east part of the town, 1786, 640

Report of committee on same, 641

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 641

Relative to a grammar school, 1788, 642

 

WENTWORTH.

 

Introduction, 642

Petition for a new grant of forfeited shares, 642

Statement relative to taxation, etc., 1777, 643

Return of ratable polls, 1783, 644

Petition for a represenatation, 1799, 644

Soldier's order, 1792, 645

Remonstrance to the incorporation of the Universalist

Society, 1801, 645

Petition for incorporation of same, 647

Another remonstrance, 647

 

WHITEFIELD.

 

Introduction, 648

Petition for a grant of the township, 1773, 649

Petition for incorporation, 1804, 649

Action of the legislature on same, 650

 

 

 

xxviii GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

WESTMORELAND.

 

Introduction, 651

Men in First N. H. Regiment, 651

Petition for a grant from New Hampshire, 1750, 652

List of grantees, 653

Disputed boundaries, 1752, 654

Petition for arms and ammunition, 1776, 655

Jonathan Holton, Bennington soldier, 656

Col. Bellows's return of enlistments, 1779, 657

Ensign Aldrich's order, 1776, 657

Soldier's petition, 1779, 657

Petition relative to Moses Thompson, 1780, 658

Relative to Ezra Gates, soldier, 1780, 659

Petition of Dr. Heber Miller, 659

Relative to David Johnson, soldier, 1779, 660

Petition of David Johnson, 1780, 661

Petition of Lois Johnson, 1786, 662

Statement of disturbances in town, 1781, 663

Memorial of some citizens against a union with Ver‑

mont, 1781, 663

Petition of James Simonds, soldier, 781, 665

Soldiers in Capt. Stone's company, 1780, 666

Relative to collecting taxes, 1782, 666

Bounties to soldiers, 1783, 666

Relative to Nehemiah Pierce, soldier, 667

Recommendations for magistrates, 1784, 667

Josiah Willard, relative to a ferry, 1785, 668

Solomon Rollins, relative to a ferry, 1785, 669

Micah Reed, relative to a ferry, 1785, 670

Relative to a horse lost in the service, 1785, 670

Isaac Butterfield, relative to a ferry, 1785, 671

Ebenezer Britton recommended for major, 672

Vote on paper-money question, 1786, 672

Certificate of nails made, 1791, 672

Certificate of nails made, 1792, 673

John Kathan, for a ferry, 1799, 673

Josiah Marsh, for a ferry, 1799, 674

Petition for the incorporation of the Baptist Society, 1800, 675

 

WILTON.

 

Introduction, 676

Men in First N. H. Regiment, 676

Petition relative to county bounds, 1769, 677

Petition relative to bridge over Souhegan river, 678

Account of provisions sent to Cambridge, 1775, 679

Objections to articles of confederation, 1778, 679

 

 

 

GENERAL CONTENTS. xxix

 

Wilton soldiers, 1776, 681

Jonathan Gray, Bunker Hill soldier, 681

Petition for town representation, 1780, 682

Justice of the peace wanted, 1783, 683

Recommendations for field officers, 683

Vote relative to issuing paper money, 1786, 683

Statement relative to militia affairs, 1786, 684

Statement relative to school matters, 1788, 684

Certificates relative to same, 1788, 686

 

WINCHESTER.

 

Introduction, 687

Men in First N. H. Regiment, 687

Relative to the original grantees, 1753, 688

Col. Samuel Ashley's resignation, 1779, 689

Relative to an omission in return of soldiers, 689

Relative to fish in Ashuelot river, 1784, 690

Petition to be restored to citizenship, 1785, 690

Relative to fish in Ashuelot river, 1786'88, 692, 693

Petition for a lottery, 1795, 693

 

WINDHAM.

 

Introduction, 695

Men in First N, H. Regiment, 695

Relative to province taxes, 1743, 695

Men assessed in the Methuen and Dracut district, 696

Petition for incorporation, 1750, 697

Relative to an illegal election, 1768, 697

Certificate of publication of warrant, 699

Statement of Samuel Barr, 699

Warrant for town-meeting, 1768, 700

Constable's statement, 700

Remonstrance to foregoing petition, 700

Several petitioners recant 703

Statements of Hugh Graham and others, 704

Relative to an astronomical instrument, 705

Letter from James Betton, 1776, 705

Instructions to James Betton, 1776, 706

Petition for a lottery, 1777, 707

Relative to a disputed line, Salem, 1782, 709

Remonstrance to taking oath of allegiance, 709

Windham soldiers, 1777'78, 710

John Simson, Bunker Hill soldier, 711

Dr. Thom's certificate, 711

James Wilson, soldier, 712

Petition for enlargement of the town, 1782, 712

Instructions to representative, 1783, 713

 

 

 

xxx GENERAL CONTENTS,

 

Vote on eighth article of confederation, 1783, 714

Petition for authority to elect representative, 714

More effective Sunday laws wanted, 715

James Betton for a magistrate, 1784, 716

Complaint concerning meeting-house, 1791, 718

Account of James Betton's travelling expenses, 719

 

WINDSOR.

 

Introduction, 723

Petition for authority to tax non-residents, 723

Petition for incorporation, 1790, 724, 726

Report of committee on same, 727

List of voters in Campbell's Gore, 1791, 728

Remonstrance of sundry citizens, 729

Petition for authority to levy taxes, 1793, 729

Petition for incorporation, 1798, 730

 

WOLFEBOROUGH.

 

Introduction, 730

Minutes of laying out a road from Wolfeborough to

Plymouth, 731

Account of taxes on Gov. Wentworth's estate, 732

Men in the army, 1776, 733

James Wiggin, soldier, 1780, 733

Soldier's order, 734

Petition of Reuben Libbey, soldier, 1786, 734

Petition relative to a new town, 1785, 735, 737

Report of a committee on same, 737

Remonstrance to same, 1786, 738

Petition to be annexed to Ossipee, 1795, 740

Petition from Wolfeborough Addition, 1800, 741

Consent of non-resident proprietors, 742

Certificate of amount of land taxed, 1800, 742

Dates of incorporation, etc., of towns not mentioned

in the three volumes, 745

List of towns in the state of Vermont granted by Gov.

Wentworth, 746

 

 

APPENDIX.

 

Letter from Sabastian Ralle, 1716, 753

Letter from Gov. John Belcher concerning line be‑

tween New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 1733, 754

Letter from Gov. Francis Bernard concerning same, 756

Theodore Atkinson concerning same, 1767, 756

Dover militia officers, 1731-'32, 757

Soldier's order, 1775, 757

 

 

 

GENERAL CONTENTS. xxxi

 

Piermont drafted men, 1777, 758

Lloyd's Hills, 758

Documents relating to Vermont controversy, 760

Proceedings of committee meeting at Hanover, 762

Report of committee, 1777, 764

Statement of Jonathan Chase relative to Gen. Sulli‑

van's opinion, 1781, 765

Census of New Hampshire in detail, 1790, 767

 

Index to names of towns, places, etc., 775

 

Index to names of persons, 781

 

 

 

 

EARLY TOWN PAPERS.

 

 

 

 

NOTE.

 

The documents in this volume were copied from the manuscripts in Vols. VIII, IX, X, and XI, "Town Papers," collection of 1880, and Vols. III and IV, "Indian and French Wars, and Revolutionary Paュpers," in the office of the secretary of state.

The numbers in brackets at the commencement of each article indicate the volume and page where the original may be found.

 

 

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ERRATA.

 

Page 127, 7th line from top, for 1773, read 1778.

133, 18th line from bottom, for 1882, read 1782.

241, 9th line from bottom, for 1793, read 1693.

264, bottom line, for 1856, read 1756.

339. 2d line from top, insert Tebbits after Ebenezer.

393, 17th line from top, read Daniel Sanborn instead of David.