ntroversy, based on the three miles north of the Merrimack, in the charter given by King Charles. Massachusetts had claimed and had placed a boundary stone in the bed of Winnepesaukee river as the three-mile north limit from which the westward to the South Sea line was to extend.
The stone, with the initials of governor and commissioners, is there today under a granite canopy recently erected by the state of New Hampshire.
But the boundary controversy was accompanied by the Mason grant and Gorges patent difficulties, as we may later notice.
On July 11, 1743, the town voted
150 pounds old tenor money to be paid Benja Parker, Town Treasurer on the 14 September next to sattisfye the debts and charges and what may yet arise in the affairs of the said Towns farm And on the 14th of May, 1744, 250 pounds more were voted to pay debts about the town farm.
At that time there seems to have been a change of administration, as Capt. Samuel Brooks, Joseph Tufts and Ebenezer Cutter were chose