authorized to choose, and transact in the months of March and April annually.
Given under our hands this tenth day of March, A. D. 1831.
Signed, William S. Barker. John Wheeler. Nathan W. Waite. Willard Butters. Miles Sampson. John H. Haskell. Thomas P. Hunt. Waldo Belknap. Timothy Cotting. George Sawyer. John Johnson. James Hyde, Jr. Joshua Bailey. Benjamin Walker. James ford. Moses Merrill. John Sawtell. Amherst Josslyn. William Peak. Leonard Bucknam. John Ewell. Charles Ewell. Henry T. Ewell. Joseph Richardson. James Curtis.
I have deemed it of sufficient consideration to give this petition in full, together with the names of the petitioners, to show that the society was organized in due form of law, and to make a record of the names of the persons who were the originators and prime movers in the formation of this organization.
Justice Cushing was evidently prompt in business, for on the seventh day after receiving this petition he issued his warrant to Moses Merrill,