“March 4, 1754: Samuel Hall was chosen Constable, and refused to serve; and the town took up with £ 5, old tenor, inasmuch as he is a lame person.” May 8, 1754: Voted that any person have a right to “erect an engine for the weighing of hay, and have the proceeds thereof.” Aug. 5, 1754: “Voted that the part of the Excise Bill of his Majesty which relates to the private consumption of wine and spirits shall not be in full force.” Was not this rebellion outright? Did it foreshadow the scenes of 1854? March 3, 1755: Fish-officers were first chosen. May 10, 1756: The town petitions “the General Court to consider them in the next valuation, for that the said town are greatly overdone upon sundry considerations.” Voted to raise £ 90 (lawful money) for town expenses for this year. March 6, 1758: Voted “that Samuel Brooks, Esq., Capt. Caleb Brooks, Zech. Poole, Stephen Bradshaw, Capt. Francis Whitmore, be a Committee to prefer a petition to the General Court for an abatement of taxes.” 1768: Voted “that a Committee be chosen to draw up and lay before the town some salutary method or plan for ”
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