Extracts from Selectmen's Records.
[Continued from Vol.
X, No. 2.]
Voted That the clerk draft a Letter to be presented to the County
Commissioners at their Meeting tomorrow, embracing the reasons and views of the Selectmen
relative to refusing their approbation to those Persons who have applied for Licenses this day & remonstrating against the granting of licenses to them—The Selectmen having been notified of their intention to make application to said Board of Commissioners—the following is a copy of Letter drafted & sent to Commissioners as aforesaid.
August 6, 1838.
in behalf of Subscribers asked permission to erect a Granite Monument to the memory of John Brooks
in the Old Burying Ground
and enclose the same with edgestones in an oval form not exceeding 13 × 9 feet Thereupon Voted—To assent to the erection of said monument, (if it covers no recent grave
or standing monument
) Vol. 4, p. 79.
The body of Governor Brooks
is supposed to lie in one of the tombs on the Salem Street
side of the burial grounds; the exact one is not known.
He died March 1, 1825.
September 2, 1839.
Memo request a Deed of Pound West part of the town of Chas Brooks.
Vol. 4, p. 101.
February 7, 1842. Mr. Brooks
was instructed to make inquiry concerning the Town
Pound in the westerly part of the town.
Vol. 4, p. 46.
June 5, 1843. Mr. Cotting
was appointed to ascertain the rights which the town possess in Land occupied for a Pound in the Westerly part of the town.
Vol. 4, p. 173.
April 3, 1843.
Voted—To advertise for persons to bring in proposals for furnishing 100 Elm Trees to be set on the sides of the main streets in conformity with the Bequest of Turel Tufts Esqr
deceased. Vol. 4, p. 172.
April 17, 1843. Capt. Gregg
was authorized to contract for 90 Elm trees to be set out agreeably to the Bequest of late Turell Tufts Esqr
deceased at a cost not to exceed $1.00 each when Set and guarded.
Vol. 4, p. 172.