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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.

1 This date should be August 7, 1843.


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