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Extracts from Selectmen's Records.

[Continued from Vol. X, No. 1.]

By Laws.

September 7, 1840. Com. who were authorized by town to procure the publication of the By Laws for the town on their application to the Board were directed to deposit said Laws with the Town Clerk and give Public [p. 55] notice that they have so left them for distribution to the inhabitants who may apply for them. Vol. IV, p. 122.

Smoke nuisance.

September 7, 1840. Petition of O. Blake & others, praying the Board to take proper measures to abate a nuisance at the Oil Mill of Mess Stearns by the use of Bituminous Coals at said Mill. Vol. IV, p. 122. Clerk of the Market.

May 1, 1843. Voted. To appoint Samuel Blanchard Clerk of the Market for the ensuing year. Vol. IV, p. 173.

First police Officer.

October 5, 1840. In conformity with the article contained in the recently published By-Laws, of the Town of Medford—Voted to appoint Mr. Aaron Blanchard Police Officer, for the town. Declined serving & Saml Blanchard appointed. Vol. IV, p. 123.

Reading Room.

Jan. 25, 1836. Leased the Two Rooms on the northeast corner of the Town House to John Angier, Samuel P. Heyward & G. W. Porter for a term not exceeding five years from the first of Jany. 1836—for Fifty Dollars pr year payable quarterly. Vol. IV, p. 22.

February 22, 1836. Voted—To allow John Sparrell's bill . . . for stove for reading Room. Vol. IV, p. 23.

January 2, 1838. At a special meeting of the Board this evening—Voted to renew the lease of rooms in the Town House to the Association for Mental Improvement. Vol. IV, p. 61.

Feb. I, 1841. Voted To Let the N. E. room in Second story of Town House to Wm. Bradbury and Others for one year, at $40.00.

February 7, 1842. Voted—To let the N. E. Corner Room on the second floor of the Town House to Wm. Bradbury for the purpose of a Reading Room, for one year from the 8th inst for $39.00 in advance. Vol. IV, p. 146.

[To be continued.]

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