Extracts from Selectmen's Records.
Concerning Town Records.
Oct. 19, 1824.
Voted, To allow Henry Chapman
. Lafayetts visit $5.00
Voted to allow Darius Waitts
acct. for work &c on reception of Genl. Lafayette
Vol. III, p. 113. [p. 29]
Voted to allow James Hyde
for decorations of Streets on reception of Genl. Lafayette
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
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 Nath
receive the Interest on U. States notes Purchased with the money received for Land given the Town of Medford
by the late Isaac Royal Esq
r. (& 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.
r. 27th 1814.
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 Sep
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 Jon
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.
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
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 Nov
r. last, 25 cents a Sunday $13.00
Vol. III, p. 79.