From Selectmen's records.
From a petition to the County Commissioners, May 7, 1838.
book 4, P. 75.
And we most earnestly pray your Honors to with hold granting licenses to any Persons in this Town who are not recommended by us—believing it to be the sincere and general opinion of the inhabitants by a test vote on the temperance Question last March, that the Public good does not require the sale of Ardent Spirits except for Medicinal purposes & the arts: as manifested by choosing a Board of Selectmen pledged to sustain the course we have taken relative to the applications aforesaid—your concurence in our views & the wishes of a large majority of the inhabitants & legal voters of this town is most humbly and respectfully requested.
Special meeting February 16, 1842.
V. 4, P. 169.
That Mr. Judah Loring
be authorized in behalf of the Board, in pursuance of a vote of the town passed at the last Town Meeting
‘To notify persons in town who sell intoxicating liquor without license, that they must desist from said trafic or lay themselves liable to immediate prosecution.’
December 12, 1846. V. 5, P. 55.
[Notice to J——C——for selling Ardent Spirits contrary to law.]
C——. Sir, Whereas sundry complaints have heretofore been made to the Selectmen
, but no formal ones until recently, of your selling Ardent Spirits & giving them away to towns people contrary to law, and particularly on the Sabbath.
You are hereby notified that unless you put a stop to it, the strong arm of the law will be enforced upon you. We would sincerely advise you as friends to avoid a repitition of the offence, so as to give us no further trouble, if it is repeated we shall be obliged to enforce the law.