ccompanied 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 chosen Committe to Take care of the Towns farm lying at a place called Pascattequag.
On November 1, 1744, the town meeting's attention was diverted somewhat from the farm matters to paying for the past ringing of the newly acquired bell on the meeting-house and providing for its future service, and adjournment was had to the 15th, to receive account of audit of accounts of town farm, when the same was allowed and accepted.
At the meeting of March 4, 1744-5