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as soon as may be at the charge of the town Voted in the affirmative It would be very interesting to know just what conditions then existed as the committee found them. Evidently the town was not finding its thousand-acre farm a bonanza for ministry or school support, and was ready to sell out and do business nearer home, as witness the following, a month later:— Nov 28. 1748 Put to vote whether the Town Farm shall be sold at Public Vendue to the highest bidder on Monday the fifth day of December next at the house of Mrs. Sarah Floyd Inholder to begin at three o'clock in ye afternoon and be put up at two thousand pounds Old Tenor. Voted in the affirmative Andrew Hall Esqr, Dea Benja Willis, Mr Wm Willis, Lieut Stephen Hale Junr, Mr Francis Whitmore Junr The condition of Sale is as follows viz The said Commite to take good Security for the Money at Interest at £ 6 p cent for two years and . . . give a Quitclaim of said Farm according to the Grant of the General Court with