terly ever afterwards
Doctor Stearns died suddenly in 1820, and was succeeded by 'Squire Abner Bartlett, who served for twenty-one years, and his record, clear and explicit, in good black ink in characters as formidable as the turnpike gates, makes no mention whatever of dividends.
James O. Curtis succeeded him in 1841, and on June 29, 1842, Recorded—
Voted to make a dividend of two dollars on a share from the funds in the treasury, it being the 108 dividend
After ten years George Curtis succeeded to the office of clerk and served thirteen years. He recorded the remaining dividends, the last, September 15, 1860.
The two preceding had resulted from the sale of gravel land purchased from the canal company at its closure, and the last (the 129th) from the sale of the toll-house, $6.00 to each of the one hundred shares.
Unlike its unfortunate neighbor, the canal, the turnpike now had no available or salable holdings, and for six years held its annual meetings, elected of