l use their utmost endeavors, by example, in suppressing extravagancies, idleness, and vice, and promoting industry, economy, and good morals, in their respective towns.
And, in order to prevent the unnecessary exportation of money, of which this Province has been, of late years, so much drained, it is further resolved that this House will, by all prudent means, endeavor to discountenance the use of foreign superfluities, and encourage the manufactures of this Province. Thomas Seccomb. Benjamin Hall. Joshua Simonds. Thomas Brooks. Samuel Angier. John Bishop. Willis Hall. Medford, April 1, 1768.
1770: Voted to raise £ 130 for town expenses, and to give eleven-pence on the pound as premium to the collector.
1773: Meeting for the annual choice of town-officers.
Voted that it be on the first Monday of March for the future.
The town-meeting was, from earliest days, a marked occasion by the boys.
The school had the day as a vacation.
The gallery of the meeting house was or