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[p. 45] ballotings to secure three Overseers of the Poor, and two to obtain a Pound Keeper. Ten Field Drivers were chosen and assigned to that number of sections in the town. The Treasurer, Engineers and other town officers were chosen without anyone declining to serve. A committee of twelve prominent citizens were chosen to enforce the law against the sale of intoxicants, and it was voted to meet any expense they might incur in the discharge of their duty. The heads of departments, according to custom, read their manuscript reports, but at that meeting it was voted that in future their reports should be printed verbatim, and it was understood that the Auditors would print them and have their book distributed through the town some days before the annual meeting. Salaries were voted as follows: Town Clerk, $50; Town Treasurer(who was to be under bonds for $5,000), $10; Assessors for every ten hours work, $1.75; Highway Surveyor, $2 per day. Voted to have the bell rung at the usual hours. The man who would collect the taxes for the least pay was to be Collector, if the Town confirmed him after the office was auctioned. There was but one bid and John T. White was, by vote, confirmed. The appropriations for town expenses were $1,765. After three sessions on the eighth, adjournment was made to the evening of the ninth, and then to a date in April, when the business was completed.
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