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Extracts from Selectmen's Records.

Concerning Town Records.

Jan. 6, 1800. Voted, That The Town Clerk be desired to provide a Chest suitable to hold all the Towns Books & Papers in his office. Vol. I, p. 32.

Dec. 7, 1827. Voted, To allow A. Bartlett for cash pd Mr. Hoar for consultation on Town business & for lock & keys on Town Chest & amount to his office as T. Clerk 6.53. Vol. III, p. 141.

May 4, 1840. Permission was given Mr. Coburn to deposit his trunk of Books in Towns Safe nightly. Vol. IV, p. 18.

March 5, 1844. That the clerk be directed to post an advertisement & offer a reward of five dollars for the recovery of the Record Book of Selectmen which has been missing since August last. Vol. V, p. 8.

Memo. Fly leaf, Book 5. The Book containing the records of Selectmen of Medford from 1834 to the 1st of August, 18441 was missed from the Clerks Office at the date of the commencement of this Book & advertised as lost in March 1844— by order of the Selectmen & a reward offered for its recovery Attest O. Blake Town Clk.

Said Book of Records of Selectmen, has since been found in the Safe of the Town House—and is now deposited therein


J. P. Hall, Town Clerk

Lafayettes visit.

Oct. 19, 1824. Voted, To allow Henry Chapman's Acct. for Ensigns on Gen2. Lafayetts visit $5.00

Voted to allow Darius Waitts acct. for work &c on reception of Genl. Lafayette 6.87

Vol. III, p. 113. [p. 29]

Voted to allow James Hyde's acct. for decorations of Streets on reception of Genl. Lafayette——2.00

Vol. III, p. 115.

Jan. i, 1824 [should be 1825]. Voted to allow James W. Brooks acct for horse & chaise twice to Lexington for bass Drum at visit of Lafayette 3.12

Vol. III, p. 118.

Isaac Royall's Bequest of Land in Granby for Sup-Port of schools.

Wednesday [ ] 30, 1794. [Extract from town warrant.] To know if they will Chuse an agent to Proce [ ] their Claims to Land in Granby. Vol. I, p. 1.

June 3, 1799. Voted, That Mr. Porter & N. Hall be desired to advise with the Treasurer and Place the money Received for the land sold Mr. Forbes in that situation that will be of the most advantage to the Town. Bol. Loan Office Certificate. Vol. I, p. 29.

Jan. 6, 1800. Voted, That Nathl Hall receive the Interest on U. States notes Purchased with the money received for Land given the Town of Medford by the late Isaac Royal Esqr. (& sold by said Town to Daniel Forbes) & appropriate the money for Payment of Stove lately Purchased by him for the Schoolhouse.

Vol. I, p. 32.

Equipment for militia.

Oct. 1, 1810. Voted to pass John Oden's acct. for the difference on exchange of Town's stock of old balls for new ones 226 lb. at 4 1/2 cents pr. lb. Vol. III, p. 64.

Sepr. 27th 1814. James Gilchrist laid before the board a bill of articles purchased by him at the request of the Selectmen as follows, viz Twelve muskets and bayonet & belts 12 cartridge boxes belts knapsacks & two doz. priming wires and brushes for the use of the Town in equiping privates in the militia who are unable to provide [p. 30] arms and equipments themselves. Also fifty pounds of gun powder 200 lb musket ball & five hundred musket flints for Town's stores amounting in the whole with interest from 19th Sepr. Inst. to $286.92

Whereupon the same being examined and approved Voted, To draw on the Treasurer in favor of sd. Gilchrist for the amount Vol. II, p. 133, 133a.

Oct. 14, 1814. Voted to allow James Gilchrist amt for powder and shot for militia soldiers 16.62

Vol. II, p. 133b

Jan. 3, 1820. The acct of Jona Harrington for cleaning guns &c amounting to 4.00

Vol. III, p. 56.

June 5, 1820. Voted, To procure a Standard for the militia Company commanded by Capt. Merrill.

Vol. III, p. 65.

Feb. 16, 1829. Voted, That Capt Jna Sparrell have permission to take from the Town stock twenty four hundred ball for the purpose of making into ball Cartridges and returning them to the place of deposit in the meeting house Vol. III, p. 151.

Oct. 5, 1829. Voted on application of Capt. John Sparrell for the Exempt money now in Treasury to purchase side arms for the Sargents of his company & for repairing their Guns.

Vol. III, p. 163.

Pertaining to the meeting House.

Nov. 1, 1802. Voted to Allow Col. Revere & Sons a|c for Bell.

Vol. I, p. 51.

Jan. 2, 1804. Voted, To give an order to Paul Revere & son an order for interest due on his acct. for a bell. 31.74

Vol. I, p. 63.

Mar. 6, 1815. James T. Floyd offered to serve the Town in the capacity of Sexton taking good care of the [p. 31] meeting house and Clock ringing the bell on Sunday and all publick occasions &c. for $25.—a year.


Voted, To allow him the said sum of $25.—for said service the year ensuing.

Vol. II, p. 143.

May 1, 1814. Voted, to allow James T. Floyd his acct. of monies pd Simon Willard for repairg Tn Clock $5.00

Vol. II, p. 147.

October 27, 1817. Voted, To draw on the Treasurer for twenty Dollars payable to E. Bailey Treasurer of the Medford A[micable] S[inging] Society, in part satisfaction of the grant of $75—made to said Society by Vote of the Town passed 7 April last.

Vol. III, p. 16.

Dec. 10, 1821. Voted, To allow Andrew Perkins for his assistance on the bass viol, with the singers on sundays during the last year endg 1 Novr. last, 25 cents a Sunday $13.00

Vol. III, p. 79.

1 This date should be August 7, 1843.


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