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[p. 27] all such business, as parishes are by law authorized to choose and transact, in the months of March and April annually.

Now, therefore, you are hereby directed and required to notify and warn the persons above mentioned, and all others members of the said religious society, duly qualified as aforesaid, by reading this warrant in their presence, and hearing, or leaving a true copy thereof at their last and usual place of abode, seven days at least before the time of meeting, to assemble at Kendall's Hotel, in said Medford, on Tuesday, the twenty-second day of March, instant, at seven of the clock in the afternoon, then and there to act upon the following matters, namely:

‘First. To agree and determine upon a name by which the said religious society shall be organized and known.’

Then follow three other articles of the warrant relating to the choice of the usual officers of the parish.

The warrant was received and served in due form, and in pursuance thereof the members met in Kendall's Hotel, March 22, 1831, and were called to order by Justice Cushing, and the members proceeded to act on the first article, when it was ‘voted that this society shall be organized and known as the First Universalist Society in Medford.’

Ballot was then taken for clerk, and William S. Barker was elected and duly qualified by Justice Cushing.

A prudential committee was elected, consisting of Timothy Cotting, Leonard Bucknam, and George Sawyer.

Miles Sampson, James Ford, and John Wheeler were elected assessors, Timothy Cotting elected treasurer, and William S. Barker elected collector.

We now have the society fully organized and ready to enter upon its important work, that its influence, with the other religious organizations of this town, should

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