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Watertown Records 



COMPRISING 
THE SEVENTH BOOK 

OF 

TOWN PROCEEDINGS 
1792 Through 1809 



INCLUDES PUBLIC TOWN MEETINGS AND 
SELECTMEN'S MEETINGS 



PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION 
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE 
TOWN CLERK 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL 

By Employees of the Works Progress Administration Project 
O. P. 465-14-3-250 W. P. 14580 

193 9 



The Graphic Press 
Newton, Mass. 



MIST. PCF. 

F74 



This is to certify that Book 7, Original Records of 
the Town of Watertown, has been transcribed by 
Employees of the Works Progress Administration Project 
O.P. 465-14-3-250 W.P. 14580, and this is a true copy 
correctly made of the same. 



Middlesex, ss: 

Personally appeared the above named George B. 
Wellman, Clerk of the Town of Watertown, and made 
oath to the truth of the statement before me. 





Town Clerk. 



March 29, 1939 



WILLIAM W. NORCROSS, JR. 

Notary Public. 

My Commission Expires 
April 4, 1941 



WATERTOWN RECORDS 

Seventh Book, Begun in 1792 



[l] 

At a public Town-Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are qualified to vote in Town 
affairs regularly afsembled at the Meeting house in said Town 
on Monday the 12 th Day of March AD 1792, for the choice of 
Town Officers and other Affairs as set forth in the Warrants for 
calling the Meeting; they proceeded as follows. Viz' — > 
Voted and Chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meet- 
ing*-— > 

Then Jonathan Brown Esq r inform'd the Town that his Eye- 
sight has fail'd, and he is unable to serve the Town as Clerk &c 
he wish'd the Town would not make choice of him for the like 

Services The Town then voted and return'd their thanks to 

him for his past good Services as Town Clerk & Treasurer 
&c< — > 

Then Chose Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney Town Clerk & Treasurer' — » 
Then Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney was sworn into the Office of 
Town Clerk ^ Amos Bond Justice of the peace' — > 

'M r Amos Livermore 
Cap 1 John Fowle 
<j M r Samuel Wellington 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Christopher Grant Esq r 



Chose for Selectmen 



fAmos Bond Esq r 
Chose for Afsefsors I M r Jonathan Stone 

[Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney 

Chose for Constables Mefs" Daniel Mason, and Jedidiah 
Leathe* — > 

The Town voted to give M r Dan 1 Mason Six Shillings for 
warning each Town Meeting which Sum he refused, and de- 
clined serving*— > 



[2} 

Then voted to excuse M r Jedidiah Leathe from serving as 
Constable upon his own desire*— 

Then chose Maj r Ebenezer Kent Constable and the Town 



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voted to give him Six shillings for warning all such Town Officers 

s 

as the Selectmen shall ifsue Warrants for Viz. 6/ for {page torn] 
Chose for Fence Viewers Cap 1 Daniel Jackson, Cap 1 Nath 1 
[page torn] and Cap 1 Moses Coolidge 

Chose for Sealers of Leather Mefs rs Moses Warren & Josiah 
Leavitt' — , 

Chose for Tythingmen Mefs" Josiah Mixer, Francis Faulkner, 
and Jonathan Child' — > 

Chose for Surveyors of Highways Cap 1 Moses Coolidge, M r 
Amos Livermore, M r Peter Harrington & William Hunt 
Esq 5 — > 

Chose for Howards M r Moses Warren & Cap 1 Moses Coolidge' — » 
Chose for Hogrieves Mefs" Daniel Bryant & Peter Harring- 
ton' — > 

Chose for Clerks of the Market Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis & M r John 
Meacham' — > 

Chose for Measurers of Wood Maj r Ebenezer Kent, M r 
Jedidiah Leathe, and Cap 4 Nathaniel Bemis' — > 
Chose for Cullers of Hoops & Staves M r Samuel Holt, and 
Cap 1 Abner Craft' — > 

Chose for Sexton M r Phinehas Jenison, and to be paid for his 
Services the same as last Year' — > 

Then the Votes were brought in for County Treasurer, Ebenezer 
Bridge Esq r had all the Votes which was forty two' — » 
Chose for Surveyors of Timber M r David Sanger & Cap* 
Daniel Jackson' — > 

Then voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing 
Year' — > 

Voted and granted £100. to support the Schools the present 
Year — > 

Voted that the Money be expended in the same manner as last 
Year' — , 

Voted that the Article for repairing the great Bridge be post- 
poned untill April Meetings 



Voted and 
building a 
Meeting 



chose a Committee for the procuring a place, and 
House for the poor, and report the same at April 



Voted and chose for 
said Committee 



Cap 1 Nathaniel Bemis 
William Hunt Esq r 
M r Leonard Bond 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
M r Amos Livermore 



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Voted that the Highway rate be afsefsed by taxing each Poll 
3^ a Days work, and the Estates in proportion thereto, and that 
four Shillings be allowed ^ Day for a Man, and the same price 
for a good Team' — > 

Voted that the Fishery be let at public Auction this Evening at 
7 O'Clock at the House of Maj r Mellen's, for the ensuing Year, 
under similar regulations as it was the last Year* — > 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted and chose for a Committee jAmos Bond Esq 1 " 
to examine the Treasurers Acc ts [Cap 1 John Fowle 



Voted and chose for a Committee to 
draught a By-law to establish a method 
concerning the measuring of Wood, 
and make a report concerning the 
same to the Town 5 — > 



William Hunt Esq r 
Cap fc Daniel Jackson 
M r Timothy W 7 illiams 



Voted that the Article relating to Town Creditors be referred 
to April Meeting' — s 

Voted that the Article relating to the Town's selling their 
Right in the Goddard-house be referred to April Meeting 5 — » 
Voted that the Selectmen procure a place, and erect a Building 
for the Fire Engine 5 — > 

Voted and Chose for a Committee to [M r Amos Livermore 
Examine the repairs of the Meeting- |M r Thomas Clark 
house M r Peter Clark 5 — > 



[4] 

Then Voted to adjourn the Meeting to Maj r Mellen's at 

7 O'Clock The Meeting was accordingly adjourned — 

The Meeting being opened at the time and place aforementioned 
Voted that the Article of hearing the Reports of any Committee 
be referred to April Meeting 5 — > 

Then the Conditions for farming out the Taxes were [page torn] 
which are as follows. (Viz). That the Taxes be farmed to the 
lowest bidder they giving Bonds to the Town Treasurer to the 
satisfaction of the Selectmen; and the several Treasurers to be 
settled with in one Year from the Delivery, or Date of the 
Tax-bills or forfeit their premium. Extraordinarys excepted 5 — > 
Chose for Collectors of Taxes M r David Stone for the East 

. d 

District and agreed that he shall have /7J^ pound for 
collecting Town, County, and State Taxes (if any there be) 5 — » 
Then Chose Mr. Jonathan Stone for the West District and 

d 

agreed that he shall have ^ pound for collecting the like 
Taxes 5 — > 



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Then the Fishery was let to M r Edmund Fowle for £15,, 10,, to 
be paid on or before the first Day of September next; the 
Conditions to be the same as the Year past* — > 

s 

M r Edmund Fowle paid the Treasurer 18/ as earnest Money — 
Then Voted that this Meeting be adjourned to the first Monday 
in April next at 4 O'Clock Afternoon at the public Meeting- 
house' — j 

On said Evening of the 12 th of March 1792 — The following 
Town Officers were sworn into the several Offices hereafter 
mentioned to which they were chosen on s d Day. Viz. Amos 
Bond Esq r Afsefsor Sworn <p William Hunt Justice of y e peace. 
M r Jonathan Stone and Nath 1 R. Whitney Afsefsors — Maj r 
Ebenezer Kent Constable*—, 



[5] 

Cap* Daniel Jackson, Cap fc Nathaniel Bemis, & Cap 1 Moses 

Coolidge Fence-viewers*—, 

M r Moses Warren Sealer of Leather*—, 

Cap 1 Moses Coolidge & M r Amos Livermore Surveyors of 
Highways* — > 

M r Moses Warren & Cap* Moses Coolidge Howards 5 — > 
M r Daniel Bryant Hogrieve* — > 

Maj r Ebenezer Kent & M r Jedidiah Leathe Measurers of 
Wood*—, 

M r Samuel Holt Culler of Hoops and Staves*—, 
Cap fc Daniel Jackson Surveyor of Timber*—, 

Sworn ^ Amos Bond Justice of the peace 

March 19 th 1792— At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r Samuel 
Wellingtons the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were chosen 
on the 12 th of this Instant Month of March* — > 

<P Amos Bend Justice of the peace 

M r Peter Harrington Surveyor of Highways, also a Hogrieve*—, 

M r Josiah Leavitt Sealer of Leather*—, 

M r David Stone and M r Jonathan Stone Collectors* — > 

The Selectmen nominated and appointed the following persons 

for Engine Men, namely* — , 

Mefs" Samuel Holt Stephen Crane 

Israel Cook Edward Loud 

Daniel Bond Joseph Bond 

Caleb Cook James Symes 

John Hunt Daniel Coolidge 

Samuel Nutting Henry Prentice 

Isaac Patten 



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[6] 



At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen directed the 
Clerk to issue a Warrant to the Constable as follows (Viz.) 
(A Warrant was ifsued accordingly 

Middlesex fs: To M r Ebenezer Kent Constable of Watertown 
in said County Greeting' — > 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Maisachusetts* — > 
You are hereby required forthwith to warn all the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of Watertown who are qualified accord- 
ing to the Constitution to vote in the choice of Governor, L l 
Governor & Senators to afsemble at the Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the 2 d Day of April next at two O'Clock in 
the Afternoon to give in their Votes for Governor, L fc Governor 
& Senators for the District of Middlesex* — > 



Also You are hereby required forthwith to warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town who are qualified 
to vote in Town-affairs to meet at said Meeting-house in said 
Town on said Monday the second Day of April next at three 
O'Clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes. Viz. 
1 st To choose a Moderator for the Meeting* — > 
2 d To choose Fire-wards 5 — > 

3 d To know the mind of the Town, what they will do with their 
Hay-scales after the term of time is expired which they are 
now let for, or act any thing thereon as the Town may 
think proper— > 

4 th To hear the Request of any Persons who wish to have their 
Taxes abated and act any thing thereon as they think 
proper — or to hear the request of any Collector who wish 
to have any Person's Taxes abated 1 — » 
5 th To know if the Town will grant Liberty to have the Stone- 
wall standing on the ministerial place West of the House 
straightened ' — » 
Hereof fail not and make return of your doings thereon to the 
Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time appointed for the 
Meeting. Dated at Watertown the Nineteenth Day of March 
in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand, Seven Hundred & 
Ninety two* — > 



By Order of the Selectmen— Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 



[7] 



The Selectmen at their Meeting mentioned on the other side 
agreed to allow M r Phinehas Jenison as Sexton for the ensuing 
Year £4„ 0„ 



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Also agreed with M r David Stone to lease him the Widow 
Hannah Learneds Land the ensuing Year for Seventeen Bushels 
of Corn 1 — > 

Also agreed with M r Josiah Learned to lease him the Widow 
Hannah Learneds Marsh the Year ensuing for 0„ 18„ 
At a public Town-meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified accord- 
ing to the Constitution upon due warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Meeting-house' — > 

On Monday the second Day of April AD 1792 for the purpose 
of giving in their Votes for a Governor, L l Governor, and 
Senators — The Selectmen being present the Meeting was opened 
and the Votes for a Governor were called for, brought in sorted 
and counted and it appeared that His Excellency John Hancock 

Esq r had ; 35 Votes 

The Honb 1 Francis Dana Esq r had 4 Votes 

Then the Votes for a Lieu* Governor were call'd for brought 
in sorted and counted and it appeared that The Honb 1 Samuel 

Adams Esq r had 27 Votes 

Then the Votes for Senators were called for brought in sorted 
and counted and it appeared that the following persons had the 
number of Votes set against each of their Names (Viz). 

Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had 31 

Joseph Hosmer Esq r 21 

Eleazer Brooks Esq r 31 

Ebenezer Bridge Esq r 31 } for Senators* 

Samuel Dexter Jun r 18 

William Hunt Esq r 13 

Isaac Stearns Esq r 7 

Then the Meeting was difsolved 



[8] 

At a Public Town Meeting on Monday the second Day of 

April AD 1792 by adjournment (from March Meeting) at the 

public Meeting house in Watertown; The Town Voted and 

excused M r Jon a Child from serving as Tythingman' — » 

M r Mixer desir'd the Town to excuse him from serving as 

Tythingman and the Vote pafsed in the negative 4 — > 

Cap 1 Nathaniel Bemis desir'd the Town to excuse him from 

serving as Clerk of the Market, accordingly he was'-— > 

Chose Maj r Ebenezer Kent Clerk of the Market, and he was 

excused upon his own desire' — > 



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Then chose M r Jedidiah Leathe Clerk of the Market* — > 

Then Cap t Nath 1 Bemis was excused as a Measurer of Wood 

upon his own desire' — > 

Voted and Granted £140 for the support of the poor the Year 
ensuing' — > 

Then the report of the Committee for building a house for the 
poor was read (as you may see on File)' — > 
Voted not to build a House according to the report of s d Com- 
mittee' — » 

Voted to dismifs the article concerning the repairing of any 
House for the poor' — > 

Voted and Granted £7„ 10 for the support of the Great Bridge. 
Voted and Granted Jon a Brown Esq r as Treasurer — £6,, 0„ 
Voted and Granted Jon a Brown Esq r as Afsefsor 

9 Days 1„ 16„ 

Voted and Granted Amos Bond Esq 1- as an Afsefsor — 1,, 16,, 
Voted and Granted M r Jon a Stone as an Afsefsor — I,, 16,, 

Voted and Granted to Jon a Brown Esq r for extraordinary 

Services as Treasurer &c. 12,, 0„ 

Voted to dismifs the Article for selling the Goddard house' — » 
The Committee to examine the repairs of the Meeting house 
report to have the Meeting house shingled, the Window frames 
Doors &c. painted, & the Windows mended' — » 
Voted that the Selectmen be a Committee to repair the Meeting 
house and do the same according to their Judgment* 



[9] 

Voted and Granted £60 to repair the Meeting house' — > 
Chose M r David Stone Constable and Granted him the same 
as Maj r Ebenezer Kent' — > 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are qualified to vote in Town 
Affairs, regularly afsembled at the Meeting house in said Town 
on Monday the second Day of April AD 1792 for transacting 
sundry Affairs as set forth in the Warrant' — > 
1 st Voted and Chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the 
Meeting' — > 

2 d Voted to Choose two Firewards' — » 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r & Cap 1 John Fowle Firewards — 
3 d The Article concerning the Hay scales was debated; and 
the Town Voted to empower the Selectmen to lease them 
after the Term of time is expired which M r Jed h Leathe has 



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hir'd them for until! the next March Meeting and then to be 
let at public auction*— > 
4 th Voted not to abate any person's Taxes except they apply to 
the Town 1 — > 

5 th Voted that the Selectmen be impowered to give Liberty to 
straighten the Line on the Ministerial place provided any 
person or persons will undertake to do it at his, or their own 
expence^- » 

Then the Meeting was difsolved' — » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the Evening of the second 
Day of April 1792 — they put the following persons to board 
for the Year ensuing (Viz)' — » 

s d 

Deliverance Whitney to Daniel Bernard for 5/3 ^ Week" — . 
Benjamin Whitney to Nath 1 Stone Jun r for 2/83^ <P Week< — \ 
Ruth Maddox to Nath 1 Stone Jun r for 4/8 % Week'— > 
Rachel Goddard to Solomon Prentice for 6/ <§i W T eek- — s 



[10] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the 16 th of April 1792 at M r 
Samuel Wellingtons; they appointed Mefs rs Paul Learned, 
Blake Sparahawk, Stephen Tuttle & Samuel Wellington Jun r 
Engine Men in the room of Mefs rs Samuel Nutting, Daniel 
Coolidge, Henry Prentice, & Isaac Patten who were excused- — . 
The Selectmen at their Meeting on the 16 th of April afore- 
mentioned agreed to have a Town Meeting on the 7 th Day of 
May next and ordered the Clerk to prepare a Warrant for the 
purpose, & it was accordingly done, and is as follows (Viz) 5 — > 
Middlesex fs — To M r Ebenezer Kent Constable of Watertown 
in said County Greeting 5 — > 

In the Name of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts; 
You are required forthwith to warn all the Freeholders, and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown who are qualified according to 
Law to vote in the choice of Representatives to afsemble at the 
public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the Seventh Day 
of May next at two O'Clock in the Afternoon to choose a 
suitable Person to represent the Town in the Great & General 
Court to be held at the State house in Boston on the last 
Wednesday of May next — Hereof fail not &c< — > 
You are also alike required to warn all the Inhabitants of said 
Town who are qualified to vote in Town-affairs to afsemble at 
the same place on the same Day at three O'Clock in the After- 
noon to act on the following Articles. Viz 5 — > 
1 st To choose a Moderator of the Meeting' — > 



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2 d To know if the Town will provide Seines for to lease with the 
Fishery after the term of time is expired which it is now 
leas'd for, or act any thing thereon as they may think 
best' — » 

3 d To hear the Reports of any Committees or act any thing 
thereon' — > 

4 th To hear the Petition of Duncan Ingraham & others, or act 
any thing thereon' — > 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant & your Doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the times ap- 
pointed for the Meetings, dated at Watertown the Eighteenth 
Day of April AD 1792' — , 

{John Fowle 
Amos Bond \ Selectmen 
Sam 1 Wellington J 



[11] 

April 23 d 1792 — Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Office of 
Town Treasurer by Amos Bond Justice of the peace' — > 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Samuel 
Wellington on the said 23 d of April they signed an Order on 
the Town Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons 
here-after named the several Sums annexed their Names. (Viz.) 

To Nath 1 Stone Jun r in full of his Acc 1 for board-] 
ing Benj a Whitney & for mending his Clothes the \ 
Year past J 1 „ 19„ 10 

To Eunice Coolidge in full of Acc 1 for boarding &1 

cloathing Ruth Maddox the Year past J 10„ 18„ 6 

To Daniel Bernard in full of his Acc fc for boarding] 
the Widow Whitney the Year past & making [ 
Clothes J 11 „ 3„ 8 

To Solomon Prentice in full of his Ace' for board-] 
ing Rachel Goddard, mending & making her [ 
Clothes the Year past to the 5 th of April J 13„ 5„ 

To Jonathan Child in full of his Acc 1 for supply-] 
ing Joseph Child's Wife with Sundry articles the [ 
Year past J 9„ 17,, 4 

To Amos Livermore for Cloathing Rachel Goddard — „ 9,, — 

Also To Supplys for Moses Mason deceas't 3,, 11,, 11 

To Francis Marshall in full for boarding Bez 1 ) 

Learned to April 11 th 1792 / 4„ 15„ 



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To Jedidiah Learned in full of his Acc 1 for board-] 
ing & nursing the Widow Hannah Learned the} 
Year past to April 5 th 1792 J 13„ 6„ 

To Elijah Bond in full of his Acc 1 for boarding &) 

cloathing Anna Rainger to March 3 d 1792 / 8„ 9„ 9 

At a public Town-meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified accord- 
ing to the Constitution to vote in the Choice of a Representative 
regularly afsembled at the Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the Seventh Day of May AD 1792*— > 

They chose Amos Bond Esq r to represent the Town in the 
General Court the ensuing Year — > 



[12] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified to vote 
in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Meeting-house in 
said Town on Monday the Seventh Day of May aforemention'd 
for the purpose of transacting the businefs mentioned in the 
Warrant for calling said Meeting they proceeded and chose 
Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meeting' — > 

2 d Voted to procure Seines for the Fishery 

Chose for a Committee to procure Seines for the Fishery 
M r Richard Clark, Cap 1 John George, & M r Edmund Fowle 

M r Richard Clark was excused upon his own desire 

Voted to dismifs M r Edmund Fowle & chose Cap 1 John 
Fowle for one of said Committee Then chose M r James 
Robbihs for one of said Committee 
Voted and Granted £18 — for to procure Seines'— 

3 d The Article to hear the Reports of any Committees was 
referred' — » 

4 th Voted to direct the Representative to use his influence that 
the Petition of Duncan Ingraham & others should not be 
granted — as you may see on file' — > 

Then Voted that this Meeting be adjourned to the first Monday 
in June next at four O'Clock in the Afternoon at this place' — » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r Samuel Wellingtons on the 
14 th of May 1792, they signed an order on the Town Treas 1 " 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annexed their Names (Viz). 



To Cap 1 Moses Coolidge in full for fixing the Bell „ 1 ,, 6 



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To Seth Norcrofs in full Labor in 1788 „ 8„ — 

To Caleb Cook in full for boarding Moses Child to\ 

18 th of April 1791 J— „ 14,, — 

To Phinehas Jenison in full for digging a Grave,) 

tolling the Bell &c. for John Tainters funeral J — „ 9„ — 

To William Popenburv in full for boarding the\ 

Widow Tainter& Child' to 7 th of May 1792 J 1„ 15„ — 

May 31 st William Hunt Esq r was sworn into the Office of Sur- 
veyor of Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk' — , 



[13] 

At a public Town Meeting on Monday the 4 th Day of June AD 
1792 by adjournment from the 7 th of May 1792* — » 
The Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town who are qualified to vote in Town-affairs regularly as- 
sembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town; the 3 d 
Article in the Warrant was to hear the Report of any Com- 
mittees, which was referred; The Committee appointed to 
examine the Treasurers Acc ts report that they have examined 
said Treasurers Acc ts and find that from 1789 Jon a Brown Esq r 

Town Treasurer's Credit is £3140,, 17,, 3 3^ 

And has charg'd himself with 3112,, 13„ \\i 

Balance due to Jon a Brown Esq r is £ 28„ 3„ 11 M 

The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurer's Acc 1 to 
the 25 th Day of May AD 1792 as examined by the Subscribers a 
Committee to settle the Treasurers Accounts' — > 

William Hunt ] 

Amos Bond [ Committee 

John Fowle j 

The above statement was read and the Town voted to accept it 
(as you may see on file)' — 5 

Then the Meeting was difsolved' — > 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Sam 1 Welling- 
ton's on the Evening of the 4 th of June 1792, they signed an 
Order on the Town Treasurer directing him to pay the several 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annexed their 
Names, (Viz) To Jonathan Brown Esq r — in full of balance due 
to him on settlement with the Town 28,, 3,, 1134 

To David Townsend in full of his Acc fc for) 
House-rent for Sam 1 Jenison to April 1792 — / \ n 16,, — 



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To Phinehas Jenison in full for serving as) 

Sexton in the Year 1791 j 4„ 0,, — 

To Caleb Cook in full of his Ace* for Supplys) 

del d . Joseph Child's Wife to May 14 th 1792 — J 1„ 3„ 11 y 2 



[14] 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen appointed Cap 1 
John Fowle & M r Samuel Holt Searchers & Packers of barrelld 
Beef, Pork & Fish for the Year ensuing*— > 

M r Samuel Holt was sworn into the aforementioned Office by 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk' — > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney delivered the following Notification (Viz) 
This is to inform you that I received into my Family one 
Reuben Goodenow who came from the Town of Sudbury the 
second Day of April last past as to his Circumstances they are 
unknown to me — As you may see on file^-^ 
The Selectmen of Watertown— May 8 th 1792' — » 

Also Josiah Sanderson delivered the following Notification (Viz) 
May 11 th 1792. This may certify that I have this Day taken 
into my House Nathaniel Robbins with his Wife & five Children 
who came last from Grafton, the Names of Children are Artemas, 
Polly, Nancy, Betsy & Sally' — > 

To the Selectmen of Watertown — As you may see on file' — > 

Also William Stone delivered a Notification (Viz) May 16 th 
1792' — , 

This is to inform you that I have taken into my Family Mifs 
Phebe Bernard an Inhabitant of Waltham, about the 20 th of 
January last as to her Circumstances they are unknown to 
me' — > 

To the Selectmen of Watertown, As you may see on file' — > 

Also Thomas & Peter Clark delivered a Notification June 4 th 
1792 (Viz) This is to inform you that on the 30 th of March last 
past We took in Nathaniel Hill from Ashby for the term of 
One Year his Circumstances are unknown to us' — > 
To the Selectmen of Watertown — As you may see on file' — > 

Also Jonathan Brown Esq r delivered a Notification dated 
June 8 th 1792 (Viz) These are to inform you that I received into 
my Family one Mary Bacon who came to my House from the 
Town of Lincoln the 1 st Day of May last past as to her Cir- 
cumstances they are unknown to me' — > 
To the Selectmen of Watertown — As you may see on file' — > 



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[15] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at the 
House of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in Waltham on the 
18 th of June 1792. They settled the Charge of Abigail Ball 
which had arisen since the 20 th of June 1791 to the 20 th of 

June 1792 which amounted to the Sum of £12,, 2„ 5 



Watertown's part amounted to 6„ 4„ 

Waltham's d° 5„ 18„ 5 



12„ 2„ 5 

Watertown's part was paid to Waltham Treasurer, by Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Treasurer 

And the said Selectmen of W 7 atertown & Waltham agreed that 

s d 

said Abigail Ball go to Waltham the Year ensuing for 4/5 
^ Week, extraordinarys excepted*— » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r Sam 1 Wellington, on the 
6 th of August they signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay the several Persons hereafter named the several 



Sums annexed their Names. (Viz) 
To Nath 1 Bridge for keeping School to July 9 th 1792 13„ 10„ — 

To Abigail Gerrish for keeping School to A.ug fc 1 st — 6„ — „ — 

To D r T. L. Jennison for attending M rs Learned — 3„ — „ — 

To Abraham Whitney in full for boarding hisl 
Daughter's Child the Year past / 4„ — „ — 

To Francis Marshall in full for boarding Bez 1 ! 

Learned & Wife to the 13 th of June J 6„ — „ — 

To Thomas Patten for Supplies for the Poor tol 

April 1792 /14„ 17„ 4 



The Selectmen appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney a Sealer of Weights 
& Measures. Also a Pound-keeper*— > 

They Also appointed Cap 1 Abner Craft to be a Searcher, and 
Packer of barreled Beef, Pork and Fish for the ensuing Year* — » 
Cap 1 Abner Craft was sworn into the Office of Searcher & 
Packer of barreled Beef &c. By Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerks 



[16] 

Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis delivered the following Notification (Viz) 
Gentlemen this is to give you Notice that I receiv'd into my 
Family on the 17 th of Febr y 1792. a young Woman by the Name 



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of Polly Cutler; she came to me from Waltham her circum- 
stances to me are unknown' — » 
To the Selectmen of Watertown March 26 th 1792 — 

As you may see on file' — » 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis delivered the following Notification (Viz) 
Gentlemen This is to inform you that on the 22 d of March 1792 
I receiv'd into my Family a young Man by the Name of Nathan- 
iel Bemis who came from Weston his circumstances to me are 
unknown' — > June 14 th 1792' — > 

To the Selectmen of Watertown' — » 

As you may see on file' — > 
Also Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis delivered the following Notification 
(Viz) 

Gentlemen This is to give you Notice that on the 5 th of July 
1792 I receiv'd into my Family a young Woman by the Name of 
Sarah Billings who came to me from Lincoln her circumstances 
are to me unknown' — > 

August 7 th 1792' — , 

To the Selectmen of Watertown* — > 

As you may see on file' — > 
Also John Remington Esq r delivered the following Notification 

(Viz) 

This may certify that on the 12 th of July last I receiv'd into my 
Family Hannah Perling who came from Concord her last place 

of residence and abode — 

August 4 th 1792^ 



To the Selectmen of Watertown' — » 

As you may see on file' — » 
August 14 th 1792. The Selectmen signed an Order on the Town 
Treasurer directing him to pay Thomas Patten the Sum of 
fourteen Shillings to balance Acc ts in full with what has been 
ordered by the Selectmen to be paid by the late Treasurer to 
redeem Bridge Lottery-tickets & cost on the same' — » 

[17] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r Samuel Wellingtons on the 
third Day of September AD 1792. 

By desire of a number of the Inhabitants they agree'd to have 
a Town meeting on the 5 th of Sept r Instant & ifsued a Warrant 
for the purpose (Viz)' — > 

Middlesex fs To Mr. Ebenezer Kent Constable of Watertown 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts 
You are hereby directed forthwith to warn all the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown who are 
qualified according to the Constitution to vote in Town Affairs 
to meet at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Wednes- 
day the fifth Day of September Instant at four O'Clock P M. 
for the following purposes (Viz)*— ^ 



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1 st To choose a Moderator for the Meeting' — > 

2 d To know the mind of the Town whether they will grant 
Liberty to have any Hospital or Hospitals to inoculate for 
the Small-pox, or act any thing thereon as they may think 
best 1 — > 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen, on, or before the time ap- 
pointed for said Meeting' — > 

Given under our hands & Seal this third Day of September, in 
the Year of our Lord, One thousand, Seven hundred & Ninety 
two' — > 

Amos Livermore 1 

John Fowle \ Selectmen 

Christopher Grant J 



[18] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders, and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified accord- 
ing to Law to vote in Town Affairs regularly afsembled at the 
Meeting house in said Town on Wednesday the fifth Day of 
September AD 1792. for the purpose of transacting the businefs 
mentioned in the Warrant for calling said Meeting they pro- 
ceeded as follows' — > 

l 8t Voted and chose Amos Livermore Moderator of the Meet- 
ings 

2 dly Voted that the Selectmen be directed to use their influence 
to prevent the spreading of the Small pox in any part of 
the Town' — > 

3 dly Voted that the Selectmen be directed to publish in the 
News-paper the above vote of the Town' — > 

Then the Meeting was difsolved' — » 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L 1 Samuel 
Wellington on the tenth Day of September AD 1792. They 
approbated the following Persons to receive Licence for Inn- 
holders and Retailers (Viz)' — > 

Edward Richardson 
Maj r Thomas Mellen [ Innholders 
L 1 Sam 1 Wellington 
Samuel Hager 



Timothy Williams 
Cap fc John Fowle 
Jeremiah Fowle 
Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson 
Cap 1 John George 
Maj r Moses White & O 
Nathaniel Soley 



Retailers 



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At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen signed an Order 
on the Treasurer directing him to pay the several Persons here- 
after named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz) 

To Jedidiah Learned in full for boarding and nursing 



the Widow Hannah Learned to August 31 st 12„ 15„ 2 

To Jeremiah Bridge in full for House rent for 

William Learned 1„ 10„ 

£14. 5„ 2 

Also To Joseph Nixon to procure Material & to 
shingle the Meeting house &c. according to the 

direction of the Selectmen 54„ — „ — 



68„ 5„ 2 



[19] 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown at 
the House of L fc Samuel Wellington's upon due warning given 
afsembled on the first Day of October AD 1792 for the purpose 
of choosing one Grand-juror & two Petit jurors to serve at the 
Supreme Judicial Court to be held at Cambridge on the last 
Tuesday of October Instant: Maj r Thomas Mellen was chosen 
Grand-juror & Mefs rs Jedidiah Leathe & John B. Fitch were 
appointed Petit jurors 4 - — s 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen signed an Order 
on the Treasurer directing him to pay the several Persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz) 

To William Popenberry in full for boarding Mary) 

Tainter to the 28 th cfSept r 1792 / £2„ 12„ 6 

To Abigail Goddard in full for nursing Joseph) 

Child's Wife three Weeks & three Days j 0„ 15„ 

October the 2 d 1792 M r Jonathan Stone & Nath 1 R. Whitney 

were sworn into the Office of Afsefsors for enquiring into rateable 

Estates by Amos Bond Justice of the peace' — » 

Also Amos Bond Esq r was sworn into the Office of Afsefsor for 

enquiring into rateable Estates by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 

Clerks 

On the aforementioned 2 d Day of October 1792. Cap* John 
Fowle delivered the following Notifications (Viz) 
This may certify that on the 25 th of July last I took into my 
Family a Boy named Thomas Harding about fifteen Years of 
age who came last from Charlestown. 



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Also on the 4 th Day of September last I took into my Family a 
Boy by the Name of David Williams about eighteen Years of 
age who came last from Wales whose circumstances are un- 
known to me John Fowled — > 

The Selectmen of Watertown — as you may see on file*—, 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Amos Bond 
Esq r on the 29 th of October AD 1792 — They agreed to have a 
Town Meeting on the 2 d Day of Nov* next & a Warrant was 
iisued (Viz) 



[20] 

Middlesex fs. To M r Ebenezer Kent Constable of Watertown in 
said County Greeting* — , 

In the Name of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts 
You are required forthwith to warn ail the Freeholders, and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown who are qualified according to 
Law to vote in the choice of Representatives to afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Friday the second Day 
of November next at three of the Clock. P M. to give in their 
Votes for four Federal Representatives for the first District 
in the Commonwealth — Also to give in their Votes for One 
Representative for the first, second, and third Districts to be 
returned therefrom, to the next Congrels of the United States — 
Also to give in their Votes for five Electors of President and 
Vice President of the United States for the Counties of Suffolk, 
Efsex, and Middlesex. Hereof fail not Sec — You are also alike 
required to warn all the Inhabitants of said Town who are 
qualified to vote in Town-arTairs to afsemble at the above- 
mentioned place on the aforementioned Day at four of the 
Clock. P M. to act on the following Articles (Viz)' — > 
1 st To choose a Moderator of the Meeting* — , 
2 d To see if the Town will take any measure to prevent the 
spreading of the Small pox or act any thing relative thereto — 
Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 
times appointed for the above mentioned Meetings — Dated 
at Watertown the Twenty ninth Day of October AD 1792' — > 

Amos Livermore ] 

Amos Bond I Selectmen 

Samuel Wellington [ for 

John Fowle j Watertown 5 — > 



[21] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown who are qualified according to the Constitution to 



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vote for Representatives upon due warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Friday 
the second Day of November AD 1792. for the purpose of giving 
in their Votes for four Federal Representatives for the first 
District in the Commonwealth. Also to give in their Votes for 
One Representative, for the first, second, and third Districts — 
Also to give in their Votes for five Electors of President & Vice 
President of the United States for the Counties of Suffolk, 
Efsex & Middlesex* — » 

The Selectmen being present the Meeting was opened, and the 
Votes for Representatives were called for, brought in, sorted 
and counted, and it appeared that the following Persons had 
the number of Votes set against each of their Names Viz* — > 



For Suffolk 

For Efsex 
For Middlesex 

For the three 
Counties 



At large, or for 
the Common- 
wealth, except 
Maine 



Five Electors 
of President, & 
Vice President 



Benjamin Austin Jun r had 18 

Fisher Ames 3 

William Eustis 2 

1 



Charles Jarvis 

Benjamin Goodhue had 



24 



'Samuel Dexter Jun r 22 

Joseph B. Varnum 2 

William Heath 20 

William Eustis 2 

Charles Jarvis 2 

David Cobb 24 



Thomas Dawes, J r 24 

Francis Dana 20 

Increase Sumner 20 

Samuel Phillips -—21 

Azor Orne — 20 

Charles Jarvis 4 

James Winthrop 4 

Samuel Holton 3 

Eleazer Brooks 3 

William Eustis 1 



[22] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown, who are qualified accord- 
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regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town 
on Friday the second Day of November AD 1792. for the pur- 
pose of transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting — The Town voted to adjourn the Meeting to the 
House of L l Samuel Wellingtons this Evening at six of the 
Clock — The Meeting was adjourned accordingly — The Meeting 
being opened they proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

1 st Voted & Chose M r Amos Livermore Moderator of the 
Meeting' — > 

2 d Voted to choose a Committee to provide Houses to remove 
those that have the Small pox 5 — > 

3 d Voted & chose Cap* Daniel Jackson for one of said Com- 
mittee' — » 

4 th Voted to reconsider the aforementioned Vote, and to dismifs 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson from serving as one of said Committee 
upon his own desire' — > 

5 th Upon motion made, Voted to join the Selectmen with a 
Committee of three Persons for the aforementioned pur- 
pose' — > 

6 th Voted & Chose for said (Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
Committee \M T Edmund Fowle 

|Maj r Thomas Mellen 



7 th Voted that the Selectmen & Committee be directed to re- 
quest those Persons who are now infected with the Small 
pox by innoculation, immediately to remove to some con- 
venient place approved of by said Committee, and if any 
Person, or Persons shall refuse to remove themselves, or 
to remove their Children, or Family who are infected with 
the Small pox by innoculation to such convenient place, or 
places approved of by said Committee then and in that 
case, for said Committee to prosecute all such Offenders at 
the expence of the Town, and likewise to remove them to 
some convenient place at the expence of the Town' — > 



Voted 



[23] 

8 th Voted that no Person in the Town shall innoculate, or be 
innoculated upon penalty of the Selectmen & said Com- 
mittee entering into a prosecution for such Offence at the 
expence of the Town after this Date' — > 

9 th Voted that the Selectmen & said Committee be directed to 
prosecute those that have, or have been innoculated, at the 
expence of the Town if they shall think proper' — > 

Then the Meeting was difsolved' — » 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L l Sam 1 Welling- 
ton on the 5 th Day of November AD 1792 for the purpose of 
appointing two Petit Jurors to serve at the Supreme Judicial 
Court Cap 1 Abner Craft & M r Samuel Soden were appointed — 
Also to appoint two Petit jurors to serve at the Court of Com- 
mon pleas; Mefs ra Jonathan Harrington and Moses Warren 
were appointed*— > 

The Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay the Rev d Richard R. Eliot the Sum of One Hundred 
Pounds to be paid quarterly as it shall become due, which will 
be in full for his present Year's Salary beginning the seventh 
Day of May last 1 — > 

Also to pay Jonathan Stone for Wood delivered Samuel Jenison, 
& Samuel Warren £1„ 6„ 

November the 12 th 1792. The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay M r Nathaniel Bridge the Sum 
of Thirteen Pounds, Sixteen Shillings & Eight Pence in full for 
keeping School to the 9 th Day of October last past* — > 



[24] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L fc Samuel 
Wellington on Monday the third Day of December AD 1792. 
they signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay the 
several Persons hereafter named the several Sums annexed 
their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Jonathan Harrington in full for boarding A 
Negro Woman from the 30 th of May 1792 to the 



17 th of June following at 18/ $ Week 



2„ 4„ 6 



To Cap* John Fowle in full of his Ace* for Supplies) 
delivered the Poor / 4„ 12„ 6 

To M r . Richard Clark Collector in full for his Pre-] 
miums for collecting State, County, Town and > 
Minister's Taxes to this Day J 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Samuel 
Wellington on Monday the 24 th Day of December AD 1792 
they ifsued the following Warrant for a Town Meeting (Viz) « — > 
Middlesex fs. To M r David* Constable of the Town of Water- 
town in said County Greeting 5 — > 

In the Name of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts 1 — > 



* Editorial note — M r David probably refers to M r David Stone, chosen as 
constable, see [9], 



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You are hereby directed forthwith to warn all the Inhabitants 
of the Town of Watertown who are qualified according to the 
Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives to the 
General Court of this Commonwealth to afsemble at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fourteenth Day of 
January next, at three O'Clock P M. to give in their Votes for 
One Representative that is an Inhabitant in the first District, 
comprehending the Counties of Suffolk Efsex and Middlesex, 
to represent the said District, in the Congrefs of the United 
States of America hereof fail not and make return of this 
Warrant, with your doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town 
Clerk on or before the time appointed for said Meeting Given 
under our Hands & Seal this twenty fourth Day of December 
AD 1792 — Signed by Amos Livermore, Samuel Wellington, 
Amos Bond & Christopher Grant, Selectmen for Watertown' — > 



[25] 

On the 25 th Day of December AD 1792. M r David Stone was 
sworn into the Office of Constable by Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney Town 
Clerks 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L l Samuel 
Wellington on Monday the thirty first Day of December AD 
1792. They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay the several Persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annexed their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Samuel Jenison for to procure Wood „ 14,, — 

To Jedidiah White in full of his Acc 1 for boarding | 
his late Mother Deceas'd from the 8 th of Sep- 
tember to the 18 th of December and for Funeral 
charges J 10,, 6„ 7 



To William Popenberry in full of his Acc 1 fori 
boarding Mary Tainter & Child to the 28 th Davf 
of December 1792 -J 1„ 12„ 6 

To Col. Christopher Grant & Cap 1 Moses Coolidge] 
a School Committee for the East District in full for [ 
their proportion granted by the Town in 1792 — J 33„ 



6„ 8 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for keeping School\ 

in 1792 / 33„ 6„ 8 

To M r Richard Clark Collector for John Bullards 
County and Town Tax in the Year 1785: State, 
County & Town Tax in the Year 1786: County & 
Town Tax in the Year 1787: and for committing 
said Bullard to Goal & for all fees J 12„ 4„ 3 



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The Selectmen lett the Hay Scales on the 10 th Day of January 
1793 to M r Jedidiah Leathe for twenty one Shillings $ Month 
until next March Meeting 5 — > 



[26] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown duly qualified to vote for 
Representatives to the General Court of this Commonwealth, 
upon due warning given regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fourteenth Day of 
January AD 1793, to give in their Votes for One Representative 
that is an Inhabitant in the first District, consisting of the 
Counties of Suffolk, Efsex & Middlesex, to represent the said 
District, in the Congrefs of the United States of America; The 
Selectmen presiding, the Votes were called for, brought in, 
sorted & counted, and it appeared that Benjamin Austin Jun r 
Esq r had Nineteen Votes' — > 
And Samuel Sewall Esq r had One Vote' — > 
On the Eighteenth Day of January AD 1793 The Selectmen 
appointed Stephen Tuttle a Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef 
&c.< — > 

On the twenty first Day of January AD 1793. Stephen Tuttle 
was sworn into the Office of Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef 
&c. By Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk<— > 
On the twenty third Day of January AD 1793 The Selectmen 
signed an Order on the Treasurer to pay Samuel Warren Eleven 
Shillings to procure Wood 5 — > 

On the twenty fifth Day of January AD 1793 The Selectmen 
signed an Order on the Treasurer to pay Samuel Jenison Eleven 
Shillings & Six Pence to procure Wood*— » 



[27] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L* Samuel 
Wellington on Monday the 4 th Day of February AD 1793. 
They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay 
Jonathan Brown Esq r in full for Service as Treasurer, as an 
Afsefsor, & for extraordinary Services Granted by the Town 
last April Meeting amounting to the Sum of £19,, 16,, 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston and 
Waltham on the 18 th Day of February AD 1793. at the House 
of M r Zech h Weston Innholder in Waltham they settled and 
adjusted the Accounts of the charge that has arisen for the 



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repairs of the Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown 
since the last adjustment; which was on the 19 th Day of De- 
cember AD 1791: which charge amounted to the Sum of 
£13„ 11„ O— > 

Watertowns part is 4„ 16,, 1 y 2 

Westons d° 4„ 2 /7 4^ 

Walthams d° 4„ 12„ 



£13,, 11„ 

At the above mentioned Meeting the Selectmen of Watertown, 
Weston, & Waltham appointed Cap 11 John Fowle to repair the 
Great Bridge the Year ensuing' — > 



[28] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L fc Samuel 
Wellington on Thursday the 21 9t Day of February AD 1793. 
They agreed to have the Annual Town Meeting on Monday the 
4 th Day of March next at Nine of the clock in the forenoon 
and a Warrant was ifsued accordingly (Viz)< — > 
Middlesex fs. To M r David Stone Constable for the Town of 
Watertown Greeting* — > 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth of 
Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown who 
are qualified by Law to vote in Town affairs to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the fourth Day of March next at Nine O'Clock in the Forenoon 
for the following purposes Viz' — > 
1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting' — > 
2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Month of March and April annually' — > 
3 d To choose a Sexton and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Service' — > 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 
Year' — » 

5 th To give in their Votes for a County Treasurer' — > 

6 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, or act any thing thereon 

as they may think proper' — > 
7 th To grant Money to support the Poor' — > 
8 th To see if the Town will grant Money to build or repair any 

House for the Poor, or act any thing thereon as they may 

think proper' — > 

9 th To grant Money to support the Great Bridge' — > 



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10 th To grant Money to repair the Highways and act any thing 
relating thereto as they may think proper' — , 

11 th To agree how the fishery shall be improved the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon as they may think proper — 

12 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts.' — > 

13 th To hear the Accounts of those Persons the Town is in- 
debted to, and grant Money to pay the same'— j 



[29] 

14 th To know if the Town will sell their Right in the Goddard 
Place and act any thing thereon as they may think 
proper 5 — > 

15 th To know if the Town will take up any of the Body Seats 
in the Meeting house and build Pews or act any thing 
thereon as they may think proper: Or to make any altera- 
tions in the Singers Seats, or act any thing thereon as 
they may think proper* — » 

16 th To know if the Town will give their directions to the 
Afsefsors to call upon their late Surveyors of Highways 
to make return of their Lists, or act any thing thereon 
as they may think proper 1 — > 

17 th To know if the Town will direct the Treasurer to call 
upon the late Collectors for a Settlement, or to act any 
thing thereon as they may think proper*—^ 

18 th To hear the Reports of any Committee, and act thereon 
as they may think proper' — > 

19 th To know if the Town will repair the Ministerial fence 
near the House, or make a new one, and act any thing 
thereon as they may think proper' — > 

You are likewise to notify the Town Creditors (except such as 
have taken the poor for One Year) to bring in their Acc ta to 
the Selectmen at the House of M r Samuel Wellington on Friday 
the first Day of March next at three of the Clock in the After- 
noon — Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and 
your doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 
time appointed for said Meeting Dated at Watertown this 
twenty first Day of February in the Year of Our Lord One 
thousand, Seven hundred and Ninety three* — » 

Amos Livermore 

John Fowle Selectmen 
Christopher Grant \ for 
Amos Bond Watertown' — > 
Samuel Wellington 



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[30] 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen signed an Order 
on the Treasurer directing him to pay to the several persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz)' — > 

To \} Samuel Wellington for Supplies delivered! 

the Poor to Febry 18 th 1793 / 9„ 4„ 5 

To Amos Livermore for Clothing for Rachel) 
Goddard J — 17 „ 2 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson for repairs of the Great) 

Bridge / 3„ 9„ — 

To Artemas Ward Treasurer for Weston a balance] 
due from Watertown for repairs of the Great \ 
Bridge J 1„ 7„ 1V 2 

To Zech Weston for Selectmens expence „ 4„ — 

To Jonathan Stone in full of his Premium fori 

collecting Taxes for 1791 / 21„ 12,, — 

To Stephen Harris, Enoch Hide, Cornelius Park,) 

and John Caswell for repairing Tredeways Bridge/ — „ 12,, — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L fc Samuel 
Wellington on Friday the first day of March AD 1793. The 
Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the several Persons the several Sums annexed their 
Names (Viz) To Cap fc Nathaniel Bemis in full of] 
his Acc fc for making a Coffin for John > 
Tainter & Widow Learned J 1„ 10„ — 

To Cap fc John Fowle in full of his Ace* for Sup-] 
plies delivered the Poor to the 28 th of Februarys 
last J 4„ 17„ 1 

To Phinehas Jenison for Service at the Widow) 

Learneds Funeral and for a Rope for the Bell / — ,, 11„ — 

To Jonas Godding in full of his Acc 1 for a Room] 
two Months & two Days for Cornelius Park, and[ 
Phinehas Jenison Jun r J 6„ 4,, — 

To Benjamin Hastings in full of his Acc fc „ 18„ 10 

To Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns for mending the Towns) 

Plough j— „ 3„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for two Books for Records — „ 17„ 10 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for what he paid the Treas-] 
urer of Waltham for the expence of Abigail Ball & J- 

for Selectmens expence at Benjamin Birds J 6„ 9„ 3 

Carried over 



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[31] 

To Charles Nutting in full of his Acc 1 for board-) 

ing Joseph Child's Child three Weeks & an half/—, 10,, 6 

To Jonathan Child for Supplies delivered the Wife) 

of Joseph Child to the 28 th of February last J 8„ 9„ 7 

To William Popenberry in full of his Acc 1 for) 
boarding Mary Tainter to the 1 st Day of March [ 
Instant J 1„ 1„ 3 

To Josiah Learned in full of his Ace* for boarding) 

and nursing Lydia Jenison in the Small pox J 4„ — „ — 

To Doctor Marshall Spring to the amount of the) 
Sum granted by the Town to redeem Bridge Lot-1 
tery Tickets of said Springs signing after deduct-] 
ting the Sums that have been paid for such Tickets 

To Doctor Marshall Spring in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Medicine & attendance on the Poor to this Day — / 29„ 14„ — 

To Jonathan Stone Collector for the following) 
Persons Taxes abated in his List for 1791 (Viz) — / 



John Bullards part of a Tax „ 4„ — 

Stephen Cooks Ministerial Tax 1„ 11„ 5 

Richard Everetts ditto „ 8 ;/ 11 

Aaron Everetts d° „ 5„ 6 

Samuel Holts d° „ 5„ — 

Ebenezer Stetsons d° „ 15„ — 

Thomas Saffords d° „ 2„ 3 

James Wards d° „ 4„ 9 

Jonas Bonds d° „ 16„ 8 

Widow Dorothy Coolidges d° „ 14„ 2 

Joshua Coolidges d° „ 7„ 3 

Jonas Goddings d° „ 8„ 1 

Samuel Learneds d° „ 2„ 3 

Josiah Norcrofs's d° 19, , 5 

Daniel Oakes's & Abijah Stone's d° — „ 17„ 2 

Benj a Tainters & James Hovey's d° — „ 5„ 5 

Joseph Lee Esq r & Thomas Prentice's „ 3„ 3 = 8„10„ 6 



[32] 

Also to Jonathan Stone for his expence for Tax-) 

bills for the Years 1790 & 1791 /— „ 14„ — 



To the Selectmen for their Expences in 1791 5,, — „ — 

On the 4 th Day of March AD 1793 Cap 1 Moses Coolidge de- 
livered the following Notification (Viz)' — > 



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Gentlemen This is to inform you that on the 5 th Day of Septem- 
ber last, I took into a House under my Improvement a Negro 
Man & Woman, by the Name of Michael Medlock & his Wife; 

who came last from Boston; who are in low circumstances 

W 7 atertown March 4 th 1793 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

As you may see on file 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of W 7 atertown who are qualified accord- 
ing to the Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives 
upon due warning given regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 4 th Day of March 
AD 1793 for the purpose of choosing One Grandjuror to serve 
on the Grand jury at the Court of* to be held at Con- 
cord on the third Tuesday of March Instant; They Voted and 
chose Cap fc Nathaniel Bemis who was excused upon his own 
desire* — > 

Then Voted & chose Major Thomas Mellen Grand juror' — > 



[33] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs upon due warning given, regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Mon- 
day the 4 th Day of March AD 1793 for the choice of Town 
Officers, & other Affairs as set forth in the Warrant for calling 
the Meeting they proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 
1 st Voted and chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meet- 
ing*— > 

Voted & chose Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney Town Clerk; and 
was sworn into the Office of Town Clerk by Amos Bond 
Justice of the Peace' — > 

Voted & chose Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney Town Treasurer' — > 
M r Amos Livermore 
Amos Bond Esq r 
M r Thomas Patten & was excus'd by his 

desire' — > 
Col. Christopher Grant 
Voted & chose I Cap 1 John Fowle & was excus'd by his desire 
for Selectmen 1 L 1 Samuel Wellington & was excus'd by his 
desire 
Cap 1 Moses Coolidge 

M r Timothy Williams & was excus'd by his 

desire 
Cap fc Daniel Jackson 



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Voted to adjourn this Meeting to half an Hour past two 
of the clock this Afternoon at this Place' — > 

And the Meeting was adjourned accordingly' — > 
Afternoon being met according to Adjournment' — > 

Voted & chose [Amos Bond Esq r 
for Afsefsors I M r . Jonathan Stone 
(Nath 1 R. Whitney 



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Voted to postpone the choice of Constables for the present- 
Voted and chose fLieu 1 Samuel Wellington 
for Fence Viewers \M r Jonathan Stone 

Voted and chose for fM r Moses Warren 
Sealers of Leather \M r Josiah Leavitt 



Voted and chose 
for Tythingmen 



Amos Bond Esq r & was excus'd by his 
desire 

M r Edmund Fowle & was excus'd by his 
desire 



Voted and chose [M r Moses Hager 

for Tythingmen < 

in their stead [M r Samuel Hager 

[William Hunt Esq r for Southwest District 
Voted and chose I M r Jonathan Bemis for Southeast ditto — 
for Surveyors of | M r Richard Clark for Northeast d° — 
Highways [M r Adam Brown for Northwest d° — 

Voted that the Surveyors of Highways repair the Town 
Ploughs and draw Money out of the Treasury to pay the 
same'— i 

Voted and chose fM r Peter Clark 

for Howards — \M r Ezekiel Whitney 

Voted and chose fM r Samuel Fowle 
for Hogrieves — \M r Josiah Mixer'— 

Voted and chose for f Major Thomas Mellen 
Clerks of the Market \M r James Robbins' — » 



Voted and chose for 
Measurers of Wood < 



M r Jedidiah Leathe 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson & was excus'd 
M r David Sanger 
M r Samuel Hall 
^Maj r Ebenezer Kent' — } 



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Voted and chose for fM r Samuel Holt 

Cullers of Hoops & Staves \M r Stephen Tuttle' — > 
Voted and chose for |M r David Sanger 

Surveyors of Timber & Lumber ^Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 

3 d Voted and chose for Sexton M r . Phinehas Jenison and to 
be paid for his Services the same as last Year*— > 

4 th Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year' — > 

5 th Then the Votes were brought in for a County Treasurer 
and Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had fifty-one Votes*— > 

6** Voted that the Money for Schools be expended in the same 
way and manner as it was the last Year 5 -—* 
Voted to choose a Committee to make any alterations in the 
School-districts and report concerning the same at April 
Meeting*—! 

fM r Samuel White 

| Col. Fitch Hall 
L l Samuel Wellington 
Voted and chose { M r Jonathan Child 
for said Committee j M r Amos Livermore 

iM r Jonathan Bemis 

[Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns 

Voted to excuse M r Samuel White from serving on said 
Committee, by his desire*— > 

Voted and chose Cap t Luke Bemis to serve on said Com- 
mittee 5 — , 

Voted to excuse Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns from serving on 
said Committee, by his desire' — > 

Voted and chose Cap 1 John Fowle to serve on said Com- 
mittee' — > 

Voted that the alterations in the School Districts be left 
discretionary with said Committee 5 — > 

Voted and granted £100 to support the Schools the present 
Year — > 

7 th Voted and granted £150 — to support the Poor the Year 
ensuing 



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8 th The Article concerning the building or repairing any House 
for the Poor was Voted to be postponed untill April 
Meeting' — > 

9 th Article was to grant Money to repair the Great 3ridge; and 
it was voted to put it over to April Meeting 



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12 th Voted & chose for a 
Committee to examine 
the Treasurers Acc t9 



10 th Voted that the Highway rate be afsefsed by taxing each 
Poll half a Days work and Estates in the same proportion, 
and that four Shillings be allowed ^ Day for a Man & 
the same for a good Team 

11 th Voted that the Fishery be left discretionary with the 

Selectmen 

M r Amos Livermore & was excus'd 
Col. Fitch Hall 

Cap 1 Moses Coolidge & was excus'd 
M r Timothy Williams 
Cap 1 John Fowle 
13 th Voted to grant Andrew White Jun r in full of] 
his Acc 1 for boarding his late Mother De-f 
ceas'd j £6„ 10,, 

Voted to grant Jonas Godding in full of his) 

Acc* for House rent for Phinehas Jenison Jun r j 4„ 14„ 

Voted to grant the Selectmens Expence the) 

Year past J 5„ 0„ 

Voted to grant Amos Bond Esq r for his Serv-) 

ice as an Afsefsor last Year J 2„ 16„ 

Voted to grant M r Jonathan Stone for his) 

Service as an Afsefsor last Year J 2,, 16,, 

Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his) 

Service as an Afsefsor last Year J 2,, 16,, 

Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his) 

Service as Treasurer last Year -J 6,, 0,, 

Voted to grant David Stone for warning two) 
Town-meetings J 1,, 4„ 

14 th Voted to choose a Committee to hear Cap 1 Daniel Jacksons 
proposals concerning the Goddard place and make a 
report at April Meeting 



[37] 

Voted & chose for [M r Edmund Fowle 
said Committee — <M T David Sanger 

[M r Amos Livermore 

15 th Voted that the Selectmen be directed to take up the two 
back Seats in the Body of the Meeting house & build four 

Pews-^ ■ Then Voted that said Pews shall be 

built in uniformity with the other Pews in the Body, — and 



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be sold at Public auction on the same conditions as the 

other Pews were in the Meeting house 

Voted to choose a Committee to consult with the Singers 
to know the most convenient way of having their Seats 
alter'd; and the expence the same will amount to, and 
make a report concerning the same at April Meeting 

[Rev d Richard R. Eliot 
Voted & chose for s d Committee jNath 1 R. Whitney 

[M r Moses Warren 

16 th Voted that the Afsefsors be directed to call on the old 
Surveyors of Highways to return their Lists to the Afsefsors 
and those that have not work'd their Taxes; the Afsefsors 
are directed to enter them in separate Columns in the next 
Highway Tax-bills 

17 th Voted to choose a Committee to search into the Affair 
between Jonathan Brown Esq r a late Treasurer and M r 
Richard Clark a late Collector and make a report con- 
cerning the same at April Meeting 



18 th Nothing done relating thereto 

19 th Voted to build a decent fence near the Ministerial house 
and that the Selectmen be impowered to build said fence 
according to their Judgment & pay for the same out of the 

Money that the Town may receive for the Pews 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to call on all the 
late Collectors for a Settlement & report a statement at 
May Meeting 



Voted that the Collection of Taxes be farm'd out to the lowest 
bidder on the same Conditions as they were the last Year 

The East List of Town, County & State Taxes were put up, & 

struck of to M r Nathaniel Stone for /8 y 2 $ Pound. 

The West List of Town, County & State Taxes were put up & 

struck of to M r Edmund Fowle for /12M $ Pound 

Voted & chose Mefs rs Edmund Fowle & Nathaniel Stone Col- 
lectors of Taxes 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to M r Nathaniel Weld's House 
at half an hour after seven of the clock this Evening' — > 
The Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned' — > 




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The Meeting being opened at the aforementioned time & place — 
The Hay scales were let at Public auction to M r Joseph Nixon 
for the term of One Year to be paid quarterly as it shall become 
due for twenty five Dollars & an half*— > 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the Public Meeting house in 
said Town on the first Monday in April next at two of the 
clock P M. — The Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned — 
Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the several 
Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were chosen on said 
Day, by Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney Town Clerk (Viz) 

M r Jonathan Stone Fence viewer 

Mr. Moses Warren Sealer of Leather 

M r Adam Brown Surveyor of Highways 

M r Ezekiel Whitney Howard 

Mefs rs Samuel Fowle & Josiah Mixer Hogrieves 

M r James Robbins Clerk of the Market 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe Measurer of Wood 

Cap* Daniel Jackson Surveyor of Timber & Lumber 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel 
Weld on the Eleventh Day of March AD 1793 The following 
Town Officers were sworn into the several Offices hereafter 
named to which they were chosen on the 4 th of March Ins 1 by 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk (Viz) 



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L 1 Samuel Wellington Fence viewer 

William Hunt Esq r , U Jonathan Bemis & M r Richard 

Clark Surveyors of Highways 

Maj r Thomas Mellen Clerk of the Market 

M r Samuel Hall Measurer of Wood 

Mefs rs Samuel Holt & Stephen Tuttle Cullers of Hoops & 
Staves 

M r David Sanger Surveyor of Timber & Lumber 

The following Town Officers were sworn into the several Offices 
hereafter named to which they were chosen on the said 4 th 
Day of March 1793 By William Hunt Justice of the peace 
(Viz)*—, 

Amos Bond Esq 3 " ] 

M r Jonathan Stone \ Afsefsors 

Nath 1 R. Whitney J 

And Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney Town Treasurer 

March 14 th AD 1793 The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Town Treasurer directing him to pay to Sam 1 Warren to 
procure Wood £0„ 12„ 



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At a Meeting of the Sele&men at the House of M r Nath 1 Welds 
on the 18 th Day of March AD 1793. The Conditions of the 
Sale of the fishery were drawn & are as follows (Viz)' — » 
The priviledge of taking the Fish three Days in each Week 
only in Watertown below the Old Mill-dam (Viz) Lease to the 
highest bidder for the term of One Year next ensuing he paying 
£5. Cent earnest Money and the remainder on the first Day 
of September next; to have the Improvement of three Seines 
during the aforementioned term of One Year, if the Seines are 
damaged by neglect or misusage; those who use or improve said 
Seines shall pay to the Town such damage as shall be judg'd 
by three Men: One to be chosen by the Selectmen, One by the 
Person who improves the fishery, and the third by the Selectmen 
and the Person who improves the fishery' — 4 

Then the fishery was leas'd to M r Samuel Wellington) 

for J £38,, 0— 



He paid as earnest Money 1 /7 16 

And gave his Note payable the 1 st of Sept r next for — 36,, 4 



[40] 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen ifsued a Warrant 
for a Town Meeting (Viz) 5 — > 

Middlesex fs. To M r David Stone Constable for the Town of 
Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth of 
Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all the Inhabitants 
of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law to vote 
in the choice of Representatives to the General Court of this 
Commonwealth to afsemble at the Public Meeting house in 
said Town on Monday the first Day of April next at two of 
the clock P M. to give in their Votes for One Representative 
that is an Inhabitant in the first District, comprehending the 
Counties of Suffolk, Efsex & Middlesex, to represent the said 

District, in the Congrefs of the United States of America 

Also to give in their Votes for Governor, & L* Governor for the 
Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts — Also for Senators for the 

County of Middlesex Also you are hereby required 

forthwith to notify and warn all the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs to afsemble at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on the aforementioned first Day of April next at 
three of the clock P M. for the following purposes (Viz)' — » 
1 st To choose a Moderator for the Meeting 



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2 d To hear the application of any Persons for the abatements 
of any Persons Taxes & act any thing thereon as they may 
think proper 

3 d To know the mind of the Town what they will do with any 
Pews in the Meeting house that has reverted to the Town, 
or act any thing thereon as they may think proper 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the times 

appointed for said Meetings Dated at Watertown this 

Eighteenth Day of March in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand 
Seven hundred and Ninety three 

Amos Livermore Amos Bond 1 Selectmen 

Christopher Grant Moses Coolidge \ for 

Daniel Jackson J Watertown 



[41] 

At the aforementioned Meeting of the Selectmen on the 18 th 
Day of March AD 1793. The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay to the several Persons here- 
after named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz.) 

To Andrew White Jun r in full of his Acc 1 fori 

boarding & nursing his late Mother Deceas'd — J £ 6„ 10„ — 

To M r Nathaniel Weld for expence in letting) 

the fishery / — „ 6„ — 

To Cap 1 John George, Cap 1 John Fowle & M r ) 
James Robbins a Committee to procure Seines \ 
for the fishery J 18„ — „ — 



24„ 16„ - 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified accord- 
ing to the Constitution to vote for Representatives to the 
General Court of this Commonwealth, upon due warning given 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town 
on Monday the first Day of April AD 1793 to give in their 
Votes for One Representative that is an Inhabitant in the first 
District consisting of the Counties of Suffolk, Efsex & Middlesex 
to represent the said District in the Congrefs of the United 
States of America — Also to give in their Votes for Governor 
& L* Governor for the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts. — 
And also to give in their Votes for Senators for the County of 
Middlesex: The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Repre- 
sentative were called for, brought in, sorted and counted, and 



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it appeared that Samuel Hoi ten Esq r had thirty four Votes 

Benjamin Austin Jun r had ten Votes 

Then the Votes for Governor were called for brought in sorted 
& counted & it appeared that Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 30 Votes 

His Excellency John Hancock Esq r had 23 Votes 

Then the Votes for L fc Governor were called for, brought in, 
sorted & counted and it appeared that the Honorable Samuel 
Adams Esq r had thirty six Votes 



[42] 

Then the Votes for Senators were called for, brought in, sorted 
& counted, and it appeared that the following persons had the 

number of Votes as set against each of their Names (Viz) 

Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 35 Votes 

Ebenezer Bridge Esq r 35 

Eleazer Brooks Esq r 32 

Joseph B. Varnum Esq r 34 

Joseph Hosmer Esq r 34 

Timothy Bigelow 2 

Timothy Williams 1 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the first Day of April 
AD 1793 by adjournment from March Meeting they proceeded 
as follows (Viz)« — > 

Voted & chose M r Andrew Blackman Constable 

Voted to excuse M r Andrew Blackman from serving as Con- 
stable upon his desire 

Voted & chose Mefs rs Leonard Bond & Stephen Cook Con- 
stables' — » 

(Col. Fitch Hall 
Voted & chose for Firewards j M r Timothy Williams 

[M r James Robbins 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney a Pound keeper 



[43] 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the Town 

Treasurers Acc ta was read (Viz) That Nath 1 Ruggles 

Whitney Town Treas r ' 3 Credit is £1308,, 9„ 2% 

And has charg'd himself with 1305,, 0„ 10^ 



Balance due the Treasurer is 



£ 3„ 8„ 4y 2 



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The above is a just and true Statement of the Treasurer's 
Accounts to the 30 th Day of March 1793 as examined by the 
Subscribers a Committee to settle the same 

Fitch Hall ] 

Timothy Williams \ Committee 

John Fowle J 

Voted to accept the report of the Committee to examine the 

Treasurer's Accounts 



Voted & chose for said 
Committee 



Voted to build a House for the poor 

Voted to choose a Committee to fix a plan for a House for the 
poor & make report at May Meeting 

M r Amos Livermore 
M r Jonathan Stone 
\} Samuel Wellington 
M r Edmund Fowle 
L fc Joseph Bright 
M r Jonas White, J r 
William Hunt Esq r & was excus'd 
Cap 1 Nathaniel Bemis 

Voted & chose M r Elkanah Wales a Sealer of Leather 

Voted to accept the Report of the Committee that examined 
into the Affair between Jonathan Brown Esq r late Treasurer 

and M r Richard Clark a late Collector 

As you may see on file' — > 



[44] 

Then Maj r Ebenezer Kents Account for warning Town-Meetings 
the Year past was read 

It was Voted to leave said Account discretionary with the 
Selectmen 

Voted to Grant M r David Stone in full of his Account for 

warning April Meeting £0„ 12„ 

Voted to Grant the Singers Liberty to have a Pew erected 
instead of the Seats that they now have* said Pew to extend 
from the He in the Womens Gallery, round to include the He 
in the front 

Voted to choose a Committee for the purpose 

[M r Joseph Nixon 
Voted & chose for I M r Samuel Babcock 
said Committee [M r Moses Warren 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to draw an Order on the 

Treasurer to pay for said Pew 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to May Meeting 



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The Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned 

Then the other Meeting was opened as set forth in the Warrant 
for calling said Meeting & proceeded as follows (Viz) 
1 st Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meet- 
ings 

Voted to sell the four new Pews this Evening at public 

Auction Voted to sell the Pew this 

Evening that was Deacon Samuel Fisks which now reverts 
to the Town, said Pews to be sold on the same conditions 

as the other Pews in the Meeting house were sold 

Voted to put of the Sale of M r Josiah Capen's Pew to 

May Meeting 

Then Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of M r Nathan- 
iel Weld at seven of the clock this Evening 

The Meeting was according declared adjourned. 



[45] 

The Meeting being opened at the House of M r Nathaniel Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the first of April 
1793 by adjournment from the Meeting-house 
The Conditions for Sale of the Pews were drawn (Viz) The 
purchaser to pay £5 ^ Cent down, and the remainder at the 

end of One Month 

The Pew that was Deacon Samuel Fisks was) 

struck of to Col. Fitch Hall for J £40,, 0„ 

The Pew that is in front in the Body of the] 
Meeting house on the right hand of the broad He [ 
was struck of to Major Moses White for J £38,, 10,, 

The Pew that is in front in the Body of the] 
Meeting-house on the left hand of the broad He 
was struck of to Cap 1 Luke Bemis for J 

The Pew that is in front of Cap 1 Luke Bemis's 
former Pew and on the right hand of Major 
Moses Whites Pew was struck of to M r Nathaniel 
Weld for 



£37,, 0„ 



£30,, 0„ 



The Pew that is in front of M r Samuel Sodens] 
Pew & on the left hand of Cap fc Luke Bemis's new \ 
Pew was struck of to Cap 1 John Fowle for J £30,, 



o„ 



Voted to reconsider the Vote for putting of the Sale of M r 
Josiah Capens Pew 

Voted to sell the Pew that was M r Josiah Capens at the South 
east corner of the Gallery this Evening 



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Said Pew was put up at public auction and struck) 



of to M r Zipheon Thayer for J £12„ 0„ 

Major Moses White paid in part for his Pew — 4„ 10„ 

Cap 1 John Fowle paid in part for his Pew 1„ 10„ 

Voted to choose a Committee to search the Records & see if 
there are any Pews that revert to the Town 



Voted & chose for said Committee (M r Francis Faulkner 

[Cap 1 Daniel Jackson- 
Voted to reconsider the former Vote 



[46] 

Then the following Persons were put out to board for the 
Year ensuing (Viz)' — > 

s d 

The Widow Deliverance Whitney to Daniel Bernard for 5/11 

$ Week 

s d 

Benjamin Whitney was put to Nathaniel Stone Jun r for 2/10 

$ Week 

s d 

Rachel Goddard was put to Abigail Goddard for 6/3 ^ Week — 

s d 

Ruth Maddox was put to Daniel Oakes for 4/3 ^ Week 

M r Nathaniel W T eld paid in part for his Pew £l„ 10„ 

M r Zipheon Thayer paid in part for his Pew 0„ 12„ 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
on the eighth Day of April AD 1793. The Selectmen signed an 
Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay to the several 
Persons the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz)' — > 

To discount & allow to M r Edmund Fowle Collector the several 
Sums set to the several Persons in his List of Taxes being their 

s d 

Ministerial Tax (Viz) James Hovey 2/3 

Stephen Cook 6/10 

Richard Everett 8/1 

Aaron Everett 5/3 

Ebenezer Stetson — 15/ — 

Samuel Holt 4/9 

Thomas Safford 2/3 £2„ 4„ 5 



To Phinehas Jenison for his Service as Sexton last j 

To Elijah Bond for boarding & clothing Annal 

Rainger to the 5 th of April Instant J 10„ 7 '„ 10 



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To Solomon Prentice in full of his Acc 1 for board-] 
ing Rachel Goddard, & for mending her Clothes \ 
to the 5 th of April Instant J 16„ 1„ — 



[47] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel 
Weld on the Twenty second Day of April AD 1793 — They signed 
an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay to the several 
Persons hereafter named the several Sums annexed their Names 
(Viz). 

To discount & allow to Samuel Wellington Collector the 
several Sums set to the several Persons in his Lists of Taxes in 
the Years 1788 & 1789 abated by the Seledmen^ 



s d 

Viz. 1788 Samuel Babcock one Poll Tax— 13/7 

Abraham Whitney Ditto 13/7 

Ebenezer Kent Ditto 13/7 

James Barry 13/7 

Everett 13/7 

Richard Hunt 13/7 

Joseph Park 13/7 

Spear 13/7 

William Sanger 17/ — 

JohnTainter 22/11 

Joel White 21/3 

1789 Joseph Prentice 13/5 

William Spear 13/5 

Elisha Houghton 13/5 

Ebenezer Stetson 16/6 

Thomas S afford 2/2 

Richard Everett 6/4 

In Hastings's Right /8 

Aaron Everett 4/ — 

In Springs Right 1/3 

Samuel Holt 4/— £12, 5„ 



Also To L l Samuel Wellington his premium in) 
full for collecting Taxes in the Years 1788 &[ 
1789 J 41„ 2„ 2H 

Also to Samuel Wellington in full of his AccM 
for House rent for Sam 1 Jenison to the 13 th of \ 
April Instant 1 3„ 0„ 



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To Nathaniel Stone Jun r in full of his Acc 1 fori 
boarding & clothing Ruth Maddox & boarding^ 
Benjamin Whitney the Year past J 20„ 17 „ 4 

To Daniel Bernard in full of his Acc 1 for board-] 
ing & clothing the Widow Deliverance Whitney [ 
to the 5 th of April Instant J 13„ 19„ 

The Selectmen agreed with James Bernard to board Anna 

s d 

Rainger the Year ensuing for 4/9 ^ W T eek — 

The Selectmen at their Meeting on the said 22 d Day of April 
agreed to have a Town Meeting on the 6 th Day of May next and 
ifsued a Warrant for said Meeting (Viz)< — > 
To M r David Stone one of the Constables of the Town of 

Watertown Greeting You are hereby required in the 

Name of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts, to notify and 
warn the male Inhabitants of said Town, being twenty one 
Years of Age, and resident in said Town for the space of One 
Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate within said 
Town, of the annual Income of Three Pounds, or any Estate to 
the Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the sixth Day of May next at three 
O'Clock P M. for the purpose of choosing One Representative 
to represent them at the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened and held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May next — 
Hereof fail not &c< — > 

Also You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs to meet and afsemble at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on said sixth Day of May at four 
O'clock P M. for the following purposes (Viz) 5 — > 

1 st To choose a Moderator for the Meeting 

2 d To know the mind of the Town whether they will erect a 

covering over the Hay scaleSj or act any thing thereon as 

they may think proper 



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3 d To know the mind of the Town whether they will grant 
Money to defray the expence of the Singing School the 
Winter past, or to make up what Sum is deficient to defray 
said expence or act any thing thereon as they may think 
proper 

4 th To know the mind of the Town whether they will grant 
Money to pay the expence of the Engine house, or to make 



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up what is deficient for building said House or act any thing 
thereon as they may think proper 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the Times 
appointed for said Meetings — Given under our Hands & Seals 
this Twenty second Day of April In the Year of Our Lord One 
Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety three. 



At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen agreed to let at 
Public Auction on the 6 th of May next Ephraim Warrens 
Pasture & Meadow; and directed the Clerk to give Notice of 
the same by posting up Notifications; which was according 
done 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabit- 
ants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives upon 
due warning given regularly met together at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on the sixth Day of May AD 1793, and did 
then elect Amos Bond Esq 1- to represent them the ensuing Year 
in the General Court appointed to be convened and held for 
the Government's Service at the State house in Boston upon 
the last Wednesday of May Instant 



Voted to choose a Committee to consist of eight Persons to 
join in a Petition to the General Court for a grant of Money 
or other Aid, to enable the Towns of Watertown, Waltham & 
Weston to widen & repair the Great Bridge over Charles River 
in Watertown — Also for an Act of the General Court to cause 
to be constructed a Draw in the Bridge over Charles River in 
Cambridge that Sloops & Lighters may pafs up said River 




[50] 



William Hunt Esq r 
Doctor Marshall Spring 



Col. Fitch Hall 
Cap 1 John Fowle & was excus'd 
M r Timothy Williams 
M r Edmund Fowle & was excus'd 
Maj r Thomas Mellen 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
Cap 1 John George 
Cap 1 Luke Bemis 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



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At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the sixth Day of May AD 1793 for the purpose of transacting 
the Businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting they 
proceeded as follows. (Viz)' — > 

1 st Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq 1 " Moderator of the Meeting — 
Voted to excuse Mefs rs Moses Hager & Samuel Hager from 

serving as Tythingmen 

Voted & Granted £7,, 10 to repair the Great Bridge 

Voted to reconsider the former Vote concerning the building 
a House for the poor & Voted not to build one 



151] 

Voted to abate Elisha Learneds Tax in L l Joseph Bright's 

List 1, # 2„ 9 

Voted not to abate Doctor Woods Taxes in said Brights List* — > 
Voted that U Joseph Bright be directed to collect M rs Mary 

Cockran's Taxes in his List 

Voted that L l Joseph Bright be directed to collect George 

Feachams Tax when he returns 

Voted to abate Doctor Benjamin Parkers Tax in said Bright's 

List it being £0„ 9„ 8 

Voted that the Treasurer with William Hunt Esq r be directed 
to search into the Treasurers Books concerning Daniel Parker 
& the Town & make report concerning the same at the next 
Meeting 

Then the Treasurer's Report concerning the outstanding Taxes 

was read As you may see on file 

Voted that the outstanding Taxes be left discretionary with the 
Selectmen concerning the directing the Treasurer to ifsue 
Executions against the Collectors for the Taxes in said Lists*— » 
Voted not to abate Convers Springs Taxes in M r Richard 
Clark's List 

Voted to reconsider the last Vote, & Voted to abate Convers 

Springs Taxes in said Clarks List being £2,, 17,, 2 

Voted to abate Doctor Benjamin Parkers Taxes in said Clark's 

List being £1,, 0„ \ y 2 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to credit M r Richard 
Clark to the amount of Daniel Parkers Taxes in said Clark's 
List & charge the same to Daniel Parker on the Town Books 
amounting to £1„ 12„ 1 M 



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Voted that the Treasurer be directed to credit L fc Joseph Bright 
to the amount of Daniel Parkers Taxes in said Bright's List and 
charge the same to Daniel Parker on the Town Books 

[52] 

Voted to excuse M r Stephen Cook from serving as Constable*— * 

Voted & chose M r Joseph Nixon Constable 

Mefs" Leonard Bond & Joseph Nixon were sworn into the Office 

of Constables by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted & chose M r Nathaniel Bridge Sealer of Leather 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to settle with Stephen 

Dana Esq r concerning Maj r Josiah Capen's Lists of Taxes 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the sixth Day of May AD 1793 for the purpose of transacting 
the Businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting 

they proceeded as follows (Viz) 

l 8t Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meeting — 

2 d Voted to build a Shed over the Hay scales 

Voted to choose a Committee to build said Shed & that they 
be directed to build it as they may think proper' — > 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



M r Samuel Wellington 

M r Jonas White Jun r 

M r Nath 1 Weld & was excus'd 

Cap 1 John Fowle 



Voted that said Committee present the Account to the 
Selectmen for building said Shed & draw an Order on the 

Treasurer for payment 

Then the following Conditions were drawn (Viz) Ephraim 
Warren Pasture is to be let for the term of one Year; 
The Person that hires said Pasture is to have Liberty to 
procure fence & to have the prime cost of the fencing Stuff 
deducted from the rent 



[53] 

Ephraim Warrens Pasture was let to M r Samuel Wellington on 

the aforementioned Conditions for Three Pounds 

Ephraim Warren's Meadow was let to M r Jonas White Jun r for 

the term of One Year for Two Pounds, Eight Shillings 

May 7 th AD 1793 M r Nathaniel Bridge was sworn into the 
Office of Sealer of Leather, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk' — > 



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At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of Watertown at the House of 
Samuel Wellington on Monday the 13 th Day of May AD 1793 
for the purpose of choosing One Grand-Juror and appointing 
two Petit Jurors to serve at the Circuit Court to be holden 
at Boston within & for our District on the 7 th Day of June 
next 

Voted & chose Cap 1 Daniel Jackson Grand Juror 

Mefs rs Jonas White Jun r & Thomas Patten were appointed 
Petit Jurors 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of L fc Samuel 
Wellington on Monday the 13 th Day of May AD 1793 They 
signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay to the 
several Persons hereafter named the several Sums annexed 
their Names (Viz) 

To Aaron & Isaac Dana in full of their Ace* for) 

Materials & for Labor at the Meeting house — J £8„ 0„ 8 

To Richard Clark Collector for abatement of] 
Convers Springs Taxes for the Years 1785, > 
1786 & 1787 amounting to J 2„ 17„ 2 

To Richard Clark Collector for Doctor Benja-1 
min Parker & Daniel Parker's Taxes for l7S5 y \ 
1786 & 1787 J 2„ 12„ 2% 

To Richard Clark Collector for Cash paid] 
William Hunt Esq r to redeem W 7 atertown> 
Bridge Lottery Tixkets J 2„ 10„ 

To Richard Clark Collector for Cash paid to) 

Nath 1 Gorham Esq r in part for the Bell J 10„ 0„ — 

To Maj r Ebenezer Kent in full for warning] 
four Town Meetings from March 1792 tof 
March 1793 . 2„ 8„ — 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel 
Weld on the 27 th Day of May AD 1793— The Selectmen ap- 
pointed the following persons for Engine Men (Viz)' — » 



Mefs rs Samuel Holt 
Israel Cook 
Blake Sparhawk 
John Hunt 
Daniel Bond 
James Symmes 
Aaron Dana 
Stephen Tuttle 
Isaac Dana 



Joseph Peirce 
John Tucker 
Francis Spur 
Oliver Fuller 
Samuel Nutting 
David Dale 
Jedidiah White 
George Fefsenden 
Joseph Stone 



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The Selectmen also signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay to M r Jonathan Stone in full of his Account for serv- 
ing as an Afsefsor in the Years 1790 & 1791 £3„ 12„ 

Also to M r Jonathan Stone for abatement of 

[Remaining part of script page is blank] 



[55] 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of Watertown at the House 
of M r Nathaniel Weld on the 27 th Day of May AD 1793 for the 
purpose of appointing One Petit Juror to serve at the Circuit 
Court to be held at Boston on the 7 th Day of June next M r 
James Robbins was appointed 

The Selectmen directed the Treasurer to purchase Scale and 
Weights for the Afsize of Bread 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at the 
House of M r Nathaniel Weld Innholder in Watertown on the 
17 th Day of June AD 1793 They settled the Charge of Abigail 
Ball which had arisen since the 20 th Day of June AD 1792 to 
the 20 th Day of June 1793 which amounted to the 



Sum of £11,, 9„ 8 

Watertown's part amounted to 5„ 17„ 8 

Waltham's ditto 5„ 12„ — 

£11,, 9„ 8 



Watertown's part was paid to the Selectmen of Waltham by 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Treasurer for Watertown 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel 
Weld on the said 17 th of June They signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay to the several Persons here- 
after named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz)<— 

To Jonathan Child in full of his Acc 1 for Supplies] 

delivered Joseph Child's Wife to the 11 th of Mayf 

1793 J i n 4// 9 

To Benjamin Hastings in full of his Ace* for finding) 

Materials & building the Ministerial fence J 15„ 12„ — 

To George Fefsenden in full of his Acc* for fixing\ 

the Fire Engine J — „ 10„ — 

To Abr a Whitney in full for boarding his Daughters) 

Child the Year past J 4„ — „ — 



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[56] 

Tune 29 th 1793 Jonathan Brown Esq r delivered the following 

Notification (Viz) This is to inform you that on the third 

Day of April last I took into my Family a Young Woman by the 
Name of Elizabeth Flagg from Waltham who is in low circum- 
stances 

Adam Brown for 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Jonathan Brown* — > 

Watertown June 29 th 1793 

July 21 8t 1793 The Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to Nathaniel Bridge in full of his Acc 1 
for keeping School to the 21 st of July Instant <£15„ 6„ 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniei 
Weld on the 5 th Day of August AD 1793' — , 
They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay to 
the several Persons hereafter named the several Sums annexed 
their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Ace* for Sup-1 

plies delivered the poor / 1„ 19„ 8 

To the Selectmen for their expence the Year past 5„ — „ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r for Service as an Afsefsor thel 

Year past J 2,, 16,, — 

To Jonathan Stone for the like Service 2,, 16,, — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for the like Service 2„ 16„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Service as Treasurer | 

To David Stone for warning Town Meetings — 1,, 4„ — 

To Doctor Walter Hunnewell in full of his Acc 1 ] 
for innoculating & attending Cornelius Park's > 
Family in the small pox J 2,, 8„ 6 

To William Popenberry in full of his Acc fc for] 
boarding Mary Tainter to the 26 th of July AD[ 
1793 j 3„ 3„ - 



£28,, 3„ 2 



At the aforementioned Meeting The Selectmen agreed to allow 
Abigail Goddard six Dollars a Year for that part of the House 
that the Town improves 

Also agreed to have a Town Meeting on Monday the 16 th Day 
of September next 



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[57] 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen appointed 
Samuel Holt a Searcher & packer of barreled Beef &c. for the 
Year ensuing — And he was sworn into said Office by Nath 1 

R. Whitney Town Clerk 

August 27 th AD 1793 Nathaniel Stone was sworn into the Office 

of Collector of Taxes by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
on Monday the 2 d Day of September AD 1793 The Selectmen 
ifsued Warrants for a Town Meeting (Viz)<~-j 
To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables of the Town of 

W 7 atertown Greeting You are hereby required in the 

Name of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts, to notify and 
warn all the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town (in 
your District) qualified by Law to vote in Town-affairs to meet 
and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the sixteenth Day of September Instant at four of the 
clock P M. to act on the following Articles (Viz)' — > 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for the Meeting 

2 d To hear the request of M r Richard Clark respecting a 
settlement of his several Tax Bills & to appoint a Com- 
mittee, or agree upon Referees to settle same, or act any 

thing thereon as they may think proper 

3 d To hear the request of any Person, or Persons that have 
been in the Service of the late American War, or act any 

thing thereon as they may think proper 

4 th To know if the Town will direct their Clerk at the request 
of Col. Fitch Hall to enter on Records the Pew that was 
struck of at Public Auction to Col. Fitch Hall, be set to 

Col. Fitch Hall & M r Timothy Williams in equal Shares 

5 th To take into consideration a Letter from Thomas Rufsel 
Esq 1- President of the Merchants of Boston or act any 

thing thereon 

6 th To know if the Town will erect a Gate for the old Burying 
place 

Hereof 

[58] 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time 
appointed for said Meeting, Dated at Watertown this second 
Day of September in the Year of Our Lord One thousand, Seven 
hundred & Ninety three 

Amos Livermore 
Daniel Jackson 
Moses Coolidge 
Amos Bond — 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



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Also the like Warrant was ifsued to M r Leonard Bond Constable 
for the East District*—* 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen signed an Order 
on the Treasurer directing him to pay to the several persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz)« — » 

To the Rev d Richard R. Eliot the Sum of One hundred Pounds 
to be paid quarterly as it shall become due out of the last 
Ministerial afsefsment which will be in full for his present 
Years Salary beginning the 7 th Day of May last past 

To Cap' Daniel Jackson in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Supplies delivered the poor to this Day J 10„ 9„ 9 

To Cap 1 Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc 1 — „ 6„ — 

To Joseph Nixon in full of his Acc fc for finding) 

Materials & erecting the Singers Pew j 17 „ 13„ 6 



The Selectmen at said Meeting appointed Cap 1 Abner Craft 
& Jedidiah White Searchers & packers of barreled Beef &c 

for the Year ensuing And they were sworn into said Office 

by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Sept r 7 th AD 1793 M r Edmund Fowle was sworn into the Office 
of Collector of Taxes by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk*— % 



[59] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on the 9 th Day of September AD 
1793 They approbated the following Persons to receive Licence 
for Innholders & Retailers (Viz)<— > 

Edward Richardson 1 
Samuel Wellington > Innholders 
Nathaniel Weld J 

Cap* John Fowle 
Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson 
Timothy Williams 

Cap 1 John George \ Retailers 

Maj r Moses White & C° 
Jeremiah Fowle 
Nath 1 Soley 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified to vote 
in Town affairs upon due Warning given regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 16 th 
Day of September AD 1793 for the purpose of transacting the 
Businefs as set forth in the Warrants for calling the Meeting 
proceeded as follows (Viz) 



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1 st Voted & chose Doctor Marshall Spring Moderator for the 
Meeting 

2 d Voted to appoint a Committee of three Persons to defend 
any Suits that may hereafter arise by Richard Clark against 
the Town' — > 

(Jonathan Brown Jun r 
William Hunt Esq r 
U Samuel Wellington 

Voted to excuse Jon a Brown Jun r from serving on said 
Committee* — » 

Voted & chose M r Edmund Fowle for one of said Committee 
Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld at seven of the clock this Evening. The Meeting was 
accordingly adjourn'd 



[60] 

The Meeting being opened at said time & place by ad- 
journment from the Meeting house proceeded as follows' — » 

3 d Article was to hear the request of any Person or Person 
that have been in the Service of the late American War' — > 
Voted to choose a Committee of enquiry & that they be 
empowered to settle with the Claimers 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



M r Samuel White 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 

Amos Bond Esq r & was excus'd 

M r Amos Livermore & was excus'd 

Cap 1 Moses Coolidge 



Voted to excuse M r Samuel White & chose M r Richard Clark 
Voted to excuse M r Richard Clark & chose M r Edmund 
Fowle' — > 

Voted & chose M r Adam Brown & was excus'd' — » 
Voted & chose Deacon Jedidiah Leathe & was excus'd' — » 
Voted & chose M r Thomas Clark & was excus'd' — > 
Voted & chose Doctor Marshall Spring & was excus'd' — > 
Voted & chose Maj r Thomas Mellen & was excus'd' — > 
Voted & chose Cap' Nath 1 Bemis for one of said Committee 
Voted that said Committee be directed to meet on this 

present Week ■ 

4 th Voted that the Clerk be directed to enter on Records the 
Pew set to Col. Fitch Hall — be set to Col. Fitch Hall and 
Timothy Williams in equal Shares 



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5 th Voted to choose a Committee to answer to the Letter of 
Thomas Rufsell Esq r 

[Doctor Marshall Spring 
Voted & chose for said {Amos Bond Esq r - 



Committee [William Hunt Esq r 

6 th Voted that the Selectmen be directed to erect a Gate at 
the old Burying place 

September 23 d AD 1793 The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay Sam 1 Warren to procure Wood 

s d 

10/6 

[61] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
on Monday the 7 th Day of October AD 1793 They signed an 
Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay to the several 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annexed their Names 

(Viz) 

To Abigail Goddard in full of her Acc 1 for House- 
rent for Bez 1 Learned to 13 th of last June 1„ 16„ — 

Also To Abigail Goddard in full of her Acc* for 

boarding Rachel Goddard to the 5 th of Oc* Instant 8„ 2„ 6 

To Mefs rs Moses Coolidge, Joseph Bright & 
Thomas Clark a Committee for the East-School 
district, it being in full for their proportion of 
Money for the Year 1793 33„ 6„ 8 

To Leonard Bond for his Service in the late Ameri- 
can War as a Bounty granted by the Town accord- 
ing to the scale of depreciation allowing Interest 
from the time said Bond made a Demand for his 
Money 29„ 5„ 3 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson for ditto 13„ 5„ 4 

Also The Sele6tmen directed Nath 1 R. Whitney to procure a 
pair of Shoes for Samuel Jenison & a pair of ditto for his Wife' — > 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Inhabitants of Watertown at 
the House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday 
the 21 st of October AD 1793 for the purpose of choosing One 
Grand Juror to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court of this 
Commonwealth, to be holden at Cambridge for the County of 
Middlesex on the last Tuesday of October Instant — Also to 

appoint two Petit Jurors to serve at said Court 

Voted & chose Lieu 1 Moses Stone for Grand Juror 

Mefs rs Edmund Fowle & John George were appointed Petit 
Jurors' — > 



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At said Meeting the Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz) — To James Gilbert 
in full of his Acer for a pair of Shoes for Sam 1 
Jenison &: for a pair of ditto for his Wife — 13,, 6 

To Amos Bond Esq r for service as an Afsefsor 

in the Year 1791 1„ 16„ — 

To Mefs rs Thomas Farrington & Samuel Janes 
Heirs to the Estate of Samuel Fish Esq r De- 
ceas'd in full for the Pew in Watertown Meet- 
ing house which fell to the said Deceas'd; and 
by the former Votes of said Town in settling 
the Pews in said Meeting house, has since re- 
verted to said Town 2„ 9,. 6 l A 



[62] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the l 3t of November AD 
1793, for the purpose of appointing one Man to serve as a 
Petit Juror at the Supreme Judicial Court now holden at 

Cambridge within &: for our County of Middlesex 

M r Josiah Mixer was drawn out of the Box as the Law directs' — > 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the 11 :h Day of November AD 1793, 
for the purpose of appointing three Petit Jurors to serve at 
the Court of Common pleas & Court of General Sefsions of the 
peace to be holden at Cambridge on the last Tuesday of Novem- 
ber Instant Mefs rs Paul Learned, Israel Cook & Joshua 

Grant were drawn out of the Box as the Law directs 



On the 18 th Day of November AD 1793 The Rev d Richard R. 
Eliot delivered the following Notification (Viz)* — > 

Watertown 18 :h Nov r 1793 

This is to certify that I the Subscriber on the 19 th Day of 
October last took into my Family a Young Woman named 
Hannah Loker, who came from M r Jonas Bernard's of this 
Town, &c says she is a Native of Sudbury, & appears to be in low 
circumstances 

Richard R. Eliot 

To the Selectmen of the Town of Watertown' — > 

As you may see on file*— ^ 



November 27 th AD 1793 The Selectmen approbated 

John Durant J r to receive Licence for a Retailer 



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November 28 th AD 1793 Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the 
Office of Sealer of Weights & Measures, at the Court of General 
Sefsions of the peace, held at Cambridge by Abr a Biglow Esq r 
Clerk of said Court 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the 2 d of December AD 1793 The 
Selectmen appointed Stephen Tuttle a Searcher & Packer of 

barrelled Beef, Pork &c. for the ensuing Year -And he was 

sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 1 — 4 



[63] 

At the Meeting aforesaid on the 2 d of December AD 1793 The 
Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the several persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Nath 1 Bridge in full of his Acc 1 for keeping 

School to the 7 th of November last 16„ 16„ 8 

To Cap t Abner Craft in full of his Acc 1 for a Room 
improv'd for a W 7 oman's School for the West- 
district in 1792 1„ 4„ — 

To William Popenberry in full of his Ace* for 
boarding Mary Tainter to 26 th of October last 
13 Weeks 1„ 19„ — 

To Jonathan Stone in full for his Premium for 

collecting Taxes for the Year 1792 19„ 4„ 8 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for a Load of Wood deliv- 
ered Sam 1 Warren — ,, 12„ — 

To David Stone in full of his Acc 1 for warning a 

Town Meeting — „ 12„ — 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson to procure Supplies for 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 6 th Day of January AD 
1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the several persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Stephen Dana Esq 1 " Administrator to the 
Estate of Josiah Capen Deceas'd, it being for 



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several person's Taxes abated in said Capen's 

Tax-bills amounting to 7„ 10„ — 

To M r Amos Livermore in full of his Acc 1 14„ 15„ 3 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc fc for keep- 
ing School & for supplying the School with Wood 
in 1793 33„ 6„ 8 

To Ditto for Cash paid for a Load of Wood de- 
livered Sam 1 Warren — ,, 11,, — 

To Luda Harris in full of his Ace* for a pair of 
Shoes delivered Bez 1 Learned 



[64] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the said 6 th Day of January 
AD 1794 — They appointed the following persons Engine-men 
for the ensuing Year (Viz)< — » 

Samuel Holt Blake Sparhawk 

Israel Cook James Symmes 

Stephen Tuttle Isaac Dana 

Jedidiah W T hite Francis Spur 

Oliver Fuller Samuel Nutting 

Daniel Bond David Dale 

Samuel Robbins Aaron Dana 

Neverson Green ard George Fefsenden 



John Hunt Luther Barnes- 

As you may see on file- 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 3 d Day of February AD 
1794 They agreed to have a Meeting of the Selectmen of Water- 
town, Waltham & Weston at the House of M r Benj a Bird Inn- 
holder in Waltham, on Monday the 17 th Day of February 
Instant at three of the clock in the Afternoon to settle & adjust 
the charge that has arisen for the repairs of the Great Bridge in 
Watertown, since the last adjustment & directed the Clerk to 
notify them, which was accordingly done 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of the Town's of Watertown, 
Weston & Waltham at the House of M r Benj a Bird Innholder in 
Waltham on Monday the 17 th Day of February AD 1794 They 
settled & adjusted the Accompts of the charge that has arisen 
for the repairs of the Great Bridge over Charles River in Water- 
town since the last adjustment which was on the 18 th Day of 
February AD 1793 which charge amounted to the Sum of< — > 



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£12,, 0„ 1 



Watertown's part is 4„ 5„ 4 

Weston's ditto 3„ 16„ 2 

Waltham's ditto 3„ 18 ;/ 7 



£12,, 0„ 1 

[65] 

At the Meeting aforesaid on the 17 th Day of February AD 1794 
The Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & Waltham appointed 
Amos Bond Esq r & Cap fc Daniel Jackson a Committee to pro- 
cure, Planks sufficient to cover the Great Bridge over once, and 
to call on each of the said three Towns for their proportion of 

Money to pay for the same 

Also They appointed Cap 1 Daniel Jackson to repair the Great 

Bridge the Year ensuing 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 24 th of February AD 
1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the following persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz)< — 4 



To Samuel Hager in full of his Acc 1 for board- 
ing Ephraim Warren & for cost on the Acc* — 7„ 10„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 for 
Cash paid Col. Fitch Hall for Boards to repair 
a House for John Stearns 1„ 6„ 10 Y% 

To Ditto for Cash paid Josiah Tilton for a 

Load of Wood delivered Sam 1 Warren „ 13,, — 

To Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns for payment made 
to Jabez Biglow Attorney to Josiah Stearns on 
John Steam's Acc 4 4„ 13„ 8 



At the Meeting aforesaid the Selectmen agreed to have the 
Annual Town Meeting on the third Day of March next & 
Warrants were ifsued accordingly (Viz) 5 — » 

Middelsex fs : To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables of the 
Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth of 
Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown (in 
your District) who are qualified by Law to vote in Town- 
affairs to meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in 
said Town 



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[66] 

On Monday the third Day of March next, at Nine of the clock 
in the Forenoon for the following purposes (Viz) 

1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Month of March and April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Service 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 

Year 

5 th To give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

6 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same or act any thing thereon 

7 th To grant Money to support the poor 

8 th To see if the Town will grant Money to build or repair 

any House for the poor, or act any thing thereon 

9 th To grant Money to support the Great Bridge 

10 th To grant Money to repair the Highways or act any thing 

thereon 

11 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 

Year, or act any thing thereon 

12 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 

Accounts 

13 th To hear the Acc ts of those Persons the Town is indebted to, 

and grant Money to pay the same 

14 th To know if the Town will give their directions to the 

Afsefsors to call upon their late Surveyors of Highways to 

make return of their Lists or act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will direct their Treasurer to call 

upon the late Collectors for a Settlement, or act any thing 

thereon 

16 th To hear the Reports of any Committee, and act any thing 

thereon 

17 th To know the mind of the Town whether they will repair 

the Ministerial Barn, & paint the fence in front of the 

Ministerial-house, or act any thing thereon 

18 th To know if the Town will appoint a Committee to settle 

any Arrears that may yet remain respecting Watertown 

Bridge Lottery tickets, or act any thing thereon 

19 th To know if the Town will appoint Agents, or a Committee 

to object or approve of any Roads that has been, or may 

be proposed to be laid out through the Town of Watertown, 

and to appear before any Committee, or at any Court for 

the above purposes, or act any thing thereon 



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20 th To know if the Town will accept the List of Jurors pre- 
sented by the Selectmen or act any thing thereon 



[67] 

21 8t To know if the Town will procure Fire-hooks & other 

necefsary Implements for the Fire-engine 

You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors (except 
such as have taken the poor for One Year) to bring in their 
Acc ts to the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel Weld on 
Friday the Twenty eighth Day of February Instant at three 
of the clock P M. Hereof fail not and make return of this 
Warrant and your doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town 
Clerk before the time appointed for said Meeting. Dated at 
Watertown this Twenty fourth Day of February in the Year 
of Our Lord, One thousand, Seven hundred and Ninety four 

Amos Livermore 

Amos Bond Selectmen 
Moses Coolidge \ for 
Daniel Jackson Watertown*—, 
Christopher Grant 

Also a like Warrant was issued to M r Leonard Bond Constable 
to warn the East-district for said Meeting 



On the 26 th Day of February AD 1794 The Rev d Richard R. 
Eliot delivered the following Notification (Viz)*-— > 

Watertown 26 th Febr* 1794— 

This may certify that on the 23 d Day of January last Charles 

Hide Son of Widow* Hide of Newton came to live with 

me & appears to be in low circumstances 

Richard R. Eliot* — > 

To the Selectmen of the Town 

of Watertown As you may see on file 



[68] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 28 th Day of February 
AD 1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay to the following persons hereafter named the several 
Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 



* Editorial Note: first name not given in original script. 



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To M r Amos Livermore in full of his Ace* 1„ 7„ — 

To Cap 1 Moses Coolidge in full of his Ace* for 
Supplies delivered the poor to the 28 th of Febr y 

To Col. Christopher Grant in full of his Acc fc 16,, 19,, 6 

To Cap fc Daniel Jackson in full of his Acc 1 15,, 17„ 8 

To Abigail Goddard in full of her Acc 1 for boarding 

Rachel Goddard to the 5 th of March next 6„ 11„ 3 

To Ditto in full of her Ace* for House-rent for 

Bez 1 Learned to 13 th of December last — „ 18„ — 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his Ace* for re- 
pairing the Great Bridge 2,, 8„ 3 

To M r Amos Livermore in full of his Acc fc for Ditto 3„ 19„ 9 

To Cap t John Fowle in full of his Ace 1 for Ditto — 2,, 2,, 6 
To M r Benjamin Hastings in full of his Acc fc for 

Ditto — „ 19„ 3 

To Col. Christopher Grant in full of his Acc 1 for 

Supplies delivered John Stearns — „ 12„ 6 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Benjamin 
Bird for Selectmen's expence in adjusting Acc t9 for 

the Bridge — ,, 5„ 2 

To William Popenberry in full of his Acc 1 for 

boarding Mary Tainter to the 3 d of March next — 2„ 14„ — 

To M r Benjamin Hastings in full of his Acc fc 4„ 12„ 3 



On the 3 d Day of March AD 1794 Cap 1 Moses Coolidge de- 
livered the following Notification (Viz) 

This may certify that on the 5 th Day of October AD 1793 I 
took into my Family one Lydia Hedley who came from the 
Town of Andover & is supposed to be in low circumstances 

Watertown March 3 d 1794 Moses Coolidge' — , 
To the Selectmen of Watertown 



[69] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabit- 
ants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs, upon due W 7 arning given, regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday 
the third Day of March AD 1794 for the choice of Town- 
Officers & other Affairs as set forth in the Warrants for calling 
the Meeting they proceeded as follows (Viz)« — > 



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Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meeting 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, & was sworn into 

said Office by Amos Bond Justice of the peace 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 



Voted & chose 
for Selectmen*- 



M r Amos Livermore & was excus'd 

Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Christopher Grant 
Cap'- Daniel Jackson 
Cap 1 Moses Coolidge 
M r James Robbins 



It was Voted to return the thanks of the Town to M r Amos 
Livermore for his good Services 



Voted & chose 
for Afsefsors' — 



(Amos Bond Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
M r Jonathan Stone 



It was Voted to postpone the choice of Constables- 

M r William Bond 
M r Ebenezer Chenery 



Voted & chose 
for Fence 
viewers* — » 



Voted & chose 
for Sealers of 
Leather ' — » 



M r Richard Sanger 
M r Moses Warren— 



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Voted & chose fMefs" Phinehas Jenison 
for Tythingmen* — \ Moses Warren — 



Voted to choose five Surveyors of Highways- 



Voted & chose 
for Surveyors 
of Highways 1 — 



Voted & chose 
for Howards* — 



Voted & chose 
for Hogrieves*"- 



Mefs rs Adam Brown 
Francis Bright 
John Williams 
Daniel Sawin Jun r 
Jonathan Stone 

'Mefs rs Thomas Clark 
Moses Warren 
1 Israel Cook 



'Mefs 1 



Moses Hager 
Leonard Bond 
Adam Brown 
Moses Warren 



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{M r James Robbins 
Cap* John George 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 
M r Samuel Hall 
Maj r Ebenezer Kent 
Cap 1 Henry Williams 

Mefs rs Samuel Holt 

Stephen Tuttle 



Mefs rs David Sanger 
Joseph Nixon- 



Voted & chose 
for Clerks of 
the Market' — > 

Voted & chose 
for Measurers 
of Wood' — » 

Voted & chose 
for Cullers of 
Hoops & Staves' — > 

Voted & chose 
for Surveyors 
of Timber' — > 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting to half an Hour past two 

of the clock this Afternoon at this place 

And it was accordingly declared adjourned' — > 



[71] 

In the Afternoon the Meeting for choosing One Grand Juror was 
opened Voted & chose M r Phinehas Jenison & was excus'd 
Voted & chose M r Josiah Norcrofs Grand Juror & was excus'd — 
Voted & chose Cap fc Nath 1 Bemis Grand Juror & was excus'd — 
Voted & chose M r Richard Clark Grand Juror & was excus'd — 
Voted & chose M r David Stone Grand Juror 

Then the Meeting was open'd by adjournment from the fore- 
noon proceeded as follows (Viz) 5 — > 

It was Voted to excuse M r Thomas Clark from serving as a 

Howard — Voted & chose M r Jedidiah White a Howard 

Voted to excuse M r Moses Warren from serving as a Hogrieve — 
Voted & chose M r Enoch Hide a Hogrieve' — > 

M r James Robbins 
M r Nathaniel Weld 
Cap 1 John Fowle 
Maj r Moses White 
Col. Fitch Hall 
M r Leonard Bond 
M r Edmund Fowle 
M r John Williams 
^Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 



Voted & chose 
for 

Firewards' — 



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Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to search into 
the Statute Laws concerning Firewards & if they are not 
sufficient to prepare some to lay before the Town 

Voted & chose [Doctor Marshall Spring 
for said | M r Samuel White 
Committee' — » [Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns 

Voted & chose M r Phinehas Jenison for Sexton, & Voted that 

his pay be left discretionary with the Selectmen 

Then the Votes for a County Treasurer were brought in, & 

Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had fifty nine Votes 

Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year 

Voted & chose Josiah Leavitt Sealer of Leather — 



[72] 

Voted that the Money granted by the Town for the support of 
Schools the ensuing Year, be paid to the several Districts in 

the same way & manner as it was the last Year — 

Voted to grant £120 to support the Schools the ensuing Year — 

Voted to grant £200 to support the poor the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Selectmen have power to put out the poor to one 

person, or to contract with several persons the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Selectmen be empowered to repair the House 
that Spencer Godding now lives in, & put John Stearns in, or any 
other poor they please 

Voted to appoint a Committee to fix a plan & place, for a House 
for the poor, & the expence the same will amount to, & to make 
report at April Meeting 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



M r Samuel Wellington 

M r Francis Faulkner 

M r Samuel White 

M r Amos Livermore & was excus'd 

M r Joseph Nixon 

Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 



Voted to build said House on Land belonging to the Town at 

the Goddard place 

Voted to reconsider the last Vote 



Voted to grant £10 to repair the Great Bridge the ensuing Year 
Voted to afsefs the Highway rate the same as it was the last 
Year; and that four Shillings f& Day be allowed for a Man & 

the same for a good Team 

Voted to reconsider the last Vote 



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Voted to grant Six Shillings <P Day for a Man, & the same for 
a good Team 

Voted that the Surveyors of Highways be directed to repair 
the Old ploughs, or get new ones, & produce their Acc ta to the 
Town at April Meeting 

Voted to choose a Committee to procure a Seine for the fishery — 

Voted that the person or persons who shall improve the fishery, 
shall have Liberty to procure a Seine, & pay for the same out 
of the rent of the fishery 



[73] 

Voted that the fishery be left discretionary with the Selectmen- 

Cap* Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 
Cap 1 John Fowle & was excus'd 
M r Francis Faulkner & was excus'd 
M r Samuel White 
Col. Fitch Hall & was excus'd 
M r Amos Livermore 
Amos Bond Esq r 



Voted & chose for a 
Committee to examine 
the Town Treasurer's 
Acc ts <— > 



Voted to adjourn this Meeting to M r Nath 1 Weld's House 
within half an Hour from this time 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned* — » 

The Meeting being opened at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld on 
the Evening of the said 3 d of March by adjournment from the 
Meeting house proceeded as follows (Viz)* — » 

£ s 

Voted to grant M r David Stone in full of his) 

Acc 1 for warning one Town Meeting J — „ 12„ — 

Voted to grant Amos Bond Esq r for his Service) 

as an Afsefsor last Year / 2„ 8„ — 

To M r Jonathan Stone for Ditto 2„ 8„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Ditto 2„ 16„ — 

Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service) 

as Treasurer last Year J 9„ — „ — 

Voted to grant the Selectmen for their Expences j 

Voted to grant Daniel Mason an additional Sum to make up 
with what has been granted to him in full for warning Town 
Meetings, so as to make up three Shillings for warning each 
Town Meeting amounting to £1„ 7„ — 



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Voted that the Afsefsors be directed to call upon the old Sur- 
veyors of Highways to return their Lists, & put the Arrears 

in separate Columns in the new Highway Lists 

Voted that the Afsefsors be directed to make the Highway Tax 
& give them to the Surveyors by the first Day of next April 



[74] 

Voted that the Surveyors of Highways be directed to make re- 
turn of the old Highway Taxes to the Afsefsors, & if they are 
not work'd out by the first Day of June next; the Afsefsors are 

directed to put them into the next Town Tax 

After debate It was Voted to dismifs the article concerning 
Highways 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to call immediately upon 
all the Collectors of Taxes who have had their Tax-bills more 
than one Year, & if they are not settled within two Months, 
the Treasurer is hereby directed to ifsue Executions against 
them 

Voted that all Committees which have been appointed by the 

Town, be directed to make report at April Meeting 

Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to examine the 
Ministerial Barn, & see what repairs are necefsary — > 

fM r Edmund Fowle 
Voted & chose for I M r Jonas White Jun r 
said Committee [Cap t Luke Bemis 

Voted to choose three persons to add to the Committee*— > 

[M r Samuel Wellington 
Voted & chose j Cap fc John George 

(Col. Christopher Grant 

Voted to paint the new Ministerial fence 

Voted that the new Ministerial fence be painted white 

Voted to choose a Committee to consist of five persons to get 
said fence painted 

Voted that the Selectmen be the Committee to get said fence 
painted 

Voted that the Selectmen lay the Account for painting said 

fence before the Town at April Meeting 

Voted to choose a Committee to search into the state of Water- 
town Bridge Lottery-tickets & make report at April Meeting — 

[M r Edmund Fowle 
Voted & chose for I M r Amos Livermore & was excus'd 
said Committee' — »| M r Samuel Wellington 

[M r Francis Faulkner 



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[75] 

Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to object, or 
approve of any Roads that has been, or may be proposed to be 
laid out through the Town of Watertown, and to appear before 
any Committee, or at any Court for the purposes aforesaid 

[Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for < Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
said Committee' — ^Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to attend on any Com- 
mittee, or Committees, to lay out any Roads through said 
Town 

Voted that the List of Jurors prepared by the Selectmen be put 
over to April Meeting 

Voted to excuse Cap* Nath 1 Bemis from serving on the Com- 
mittee respecting Roads 

Voted & chose M r Thomas Clark for one of said Committee 
Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to procure Fire- 
hooks & other necefsary Implements for the Fire-Engine 

(Cap 1 John Fowle 
M r Nath 1 Weld 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the Public Meeting-house in 
said Town on the first Monday in April next at four of the 

clock in the Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned 
Then the following Town-Officers were sworn into the several 
Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were chosen on said 
Day by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk (Viz)*—* 

M r William Bond a Fence viewer 

M r Moses Warren Sealer of Leather 

Mefs" Moses Warren & Israel Cook Howards 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe Measurer of Wood 

[76] 

M r Leonard Bond a Hogrieve 

M r Samuel Holt a Culler of Hoops & Staves 

M r Joseph Nixon a Surveyor of Timber 

M r Enoch Hide a Hogrieve 

Amos Bond Esq r an Afsefsor 

Then M r Jonathan Stone & Nath 1 R. Whitney were sworn into 
the Office of Afsfsors by Amos Bond Justice of the peace 



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Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Office of Treasurer by 
Ditto' — > 

The Selectmen agreed to lett the fishery at the House of M r 
Nath 1 Weld on Monday next, at seven of the clock in the 
Afternoon, & directed the Clerk to give public notice thereof, 
by posting Notifications in the several Public-Houses, which was 
accordingly done 

The Hay-scales were put up at Public Auction for the term of 
One Year & struck of to Deacon Jedidiah Leathe for Fifty one 
Dollars' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in W r atertown on Monday the Tenth Day of March 
AD 1794 The Conditions for leasing the fishery were drawn, & 
were the same as last Year, with the following addition (Viz) 
The person or persons who shall improve the fishery shall have 
Liberty to procure a Seine out of the rent of the fishery (pro- 
vided the cost of the same does not exceed fifteen Pounds — 
Then the fishery was put up at Public Auction for the term of 
One Year & struck of to M r Nath 1 Weld for Forty five Pounds' — > 
Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the several 
Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were chosen on the 3 d 
Day of March Instant by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk (Viz) 
M r Ebenezer Chenery a Fence viewer — Mefs rs Richard Sanger & 
Josiah Leavitt Sealers of Leather — Mefs rs Adam Brown, Francis 
Bright & Jonathan Stone Surveyors of Highways — M r Moses 
Hager a Hogrieve — M r James Robbins Clerk of the market — ■ 
M r Stephen Tuttle Culler of Hoops & Staves — M r Jedidiah 
White a Howard' — > 



[77] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 17 th Day of March AD 
1794 They ifsued Warrants to the Constables for a Town 
Meeting on the 7 th Day of April next (Viz)' — » 
Middlesex fs. To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables of the 

Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth of 
Mafsachusetts to notify and warn the male Inhabitants of said 
Town of Watertown (in your District of Twenty one Years of 
age and upwards, having a Freehold Estate within the Com- 
monwealth of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the seventh Day of 
April next, at Two of the clock in the Afternoon to give in their 
Votes for a Governor, Lieu 4 Governor; and Senators and 



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Counsellors agreeable to the Constitution of said Common- 
wealth. 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time ap- 
pointed for said Meeting, Dated at Watertown this seven- 
teenth Day of March, In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand 
Seven hundred & Ninety four 

Amos Bond 
James Robbins 
Christopher Grant 
Moses Coolidge 
Daniel Jackson 

Also a like Warrant was ifsued to M r Leonard Bond Constable 
to warn the East-district for said Meeting* — » 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



[78] 

March 26 th 1794 M r John Williams was sworn into the Office of 
Surveyor of Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk. 
March 31 8t 1794 M r Daniel Sawin Jun r was sworn into the 
Office of Surveyor of Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabit- 
ants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote for Representatives to the General 
Court of this Commonwealth, upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday 
the 7 th Day of April AD 1794 to give in their Votes for a Gov- 
ernor, Lieu 1 Governor, Senators and Counsellors. The Selectmen 
presiding, the Votes for Governor were called for, brought in, 
sorted & counted, & it appeared the Hon b Samuel Adams had 

Twenty three Votes 

Elbridge Gerry Esq r had Thirty one Votes 

William Cushing Esq r had Twenty four Votes 

Then the Votes for Lieu 1 Governor were called for, brought 
in sorted & counted & it appeared that the 

Hon b Moses Gill Esq r had fifty five Votes 

Elbridge Gerry Esq r had six Votes 

Samuel Adams Esq r had five Votes 

Nath 1 Gorham Esq r had One Vote 

Then the Votes for Senators & Counsellors were called for, 
brought in sorted & counted & it appeared that the following 
Gentlemen had the number of Votes annex'd their Names. 



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(Viz) Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had Forty three Votes — 
Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had Forty three Votes 

Eleazer Brooks Esq r had Forty three Votes 

Daniel Whitney Esq r had Forty three Votes — 



[79] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabit- 
ants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the 7 th Day of April AD 1794 
by adjournment from March Meeting proceeded as follows 
(Viz)<— > 

It was Voted to excuse M r Adam Brown from serving as a 
Hogrieve 

Voted & chose M r Jonathan Brown Jun r a Hogrieve, & he was 

sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was Voted to excuse Cap* Henry Williams from serving as 
a measurer of Wood — 

Then M r Samuel Hall was sworn into the Office of measurer of 

Wood by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted that the Collection of Taxes be farm'd out to the lowest 
bidder on the same Conditions as they were the last Year 

The East List of State, County & Town Taxes were put up, & 

struck of to M r Nath 1 Stone for— /9y 2 $ Pound 

The West List of State, County & Town Taxes were put up, & 

8 d 

struck of to M r Edmund Fowle for 1/5 Pound — 

Voted & chose Mefs" Edmund Fowle & Nathaniel Stone 

Collectors of Taxes 

Then Cap 1 John George was sworn into the Office of Clerk of 

the Market by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted & chose Mefs" Samuel Holt & Nath 1 Stone Constables — 
It was Voted to accept the report of the Committee on the 
state of Watertown Bridge Lottery-tickets; And Voted to Grant 
the Sum of £10,, 17„ 10 to defray said expence 

As you may see on file*— > 

Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to call upon 
those that have received Watertown Bridge Lottery-tickets*"-** 

[M r Edmund Fowle 
Voted & chose for s Amos Bond Esq r 
said Committee [Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 



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[80] 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to pay into the Hands of 
William Hunt Esq r the Sum of £10,, 17„ 10 provided he will 
indemnify the Town against any expence that may arise in 
consequence of any Tickets ifsued by the Managers of Water- 
town Bridge Lottery-tickets 

Voted not to accept the report of the Committee concerning the 

building a House for the poor 

Voted to postpone the further consideration of building a House 

for the poor to May Meeting 

Voted to reconsider the Vote pafsed at March Meeting con- 
cerning the repairing the House that Spencer Goding now lives 
in, for to put John Stearns in & that a place for said Stearns be 

left discretionary with the Selectmen 

The Committee to examine the Ministerial Barn, to see what 
repairs are necefsary, verbally reported that they think it 
will do> the present Year 

It was Voted to accept the report of said Committee 

Voted to accept the List of Jurors prepared by the Select- 
men As you may see on file' — » 

Voted to grant Henry Farrington with what has been granted 

him a sufficient Sum, so as to make him equal to what was 

granted Daniel Mason for warning Town Meetings 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to defend any Suit that 

may be brought against the Town by Daniel Mason 

Voted that the Committee appointed to procure Firehooks &c. 

be directed not to purchase any more of those Articles, than 

what they have already agreed for 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in May next, 

at three of the clock in the Afternoon, at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — » 



[81] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the 7 th of April AD 
1794 — The following persons were put out to board for the 
Year ensuing (Viz)*— > 

s d 

Deliverance Whitney to Abigail Goddard for 5/10 $ Week* — » 
Benjamin Whitney to M r Nath 1 Stone for — 3/10 % Week* — > 

Ruth Maddox to Ditto for 4/11 $ Week*—, 

Rachel Goddard to Abigail Goddard for — 6/— $ Week*— > 
Samuel Jenison & Wife to Cap' Dan 1 Jackson 

for both 7/1 f> Week*—, 

Anna Rainger to M r Elijah Bond for 5/— $ Week*—* 



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Nath 1 R. Whitney delivered the two following Notification, 
(Viz) — This is to inform you that on the 13 th Day of last March 
I took into my Family a Boy by the Name of John Vinall Son of 
M r William Vinall of Vinall's Haven — whose circumstances are 
unknown to me 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Watertown April 7 th 1794 



This is to Inform you that on the 27 th Day of last March I 
took into my Family a Man by the Name of Hugh Smith, who 
came last from the Town of Lunenburg, & is a Native of Shirly 

whose circumstances are unknown to me 

Nath 1 R. Whitney*— > 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Watertown April 7 th 1794 
As you may see on file* — » 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 21 8t of April AD 1794 
They sold four Windsor Chairs & three dining Ditto to Col. 

s 

Christopher Grant at public Vendue at 6/ each 

Said Chairs John Bullard delivered to M r Edmund Fowle 
Collector to pay his Taxes* — > 



[82] 

At the Meeting aforesaid the Selectmen agreed to have a Town 
Meeting on Monday the 5 th Day of May next And ifsued War- 
rants to the Constables to warn said Meeting (Viz)* — > 
Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables of the 

Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth of 
Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all the male In- 
habitants of said Town (in your District) being twenty one 
Years of age, and resident in said Town for the space of One 
Year next preceding, having a Freehold Estate within said 
Town, of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any Estate to 
the value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the fifth Day of May next at Two of 
the clock P M. for the purpose of choosing One Representative 
to represent them at the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened and held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May next — 



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Hereof fail not &c< — > 

Also You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants qualified by Law to vote in Town- 
affairs to meet on the said fifth Day of May next at said place, 
at Three of the clock P M. for the following purposes (Viz)*-—* 

1 st To choose a Moderator for the Meeting- 



2 d To know if the Town will sell their right in the Goddard 
place, in the Tainter place, & at the Godding place (so 
called) or act any thing thereon — Hereof fail not & make 
return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the 
Selectmen or Town Clerk before the times appointed for 
said Meeting 

Dated at Watertown this Twenty first Day of April, In the 
Year of Our Lord, One thousand, Seven hundred & Ninety 
four 

Amos Bond 

Chris r Grant Selectmen 
Daniel Jackson \ for 
Moses Coolidge Watertown* — > 
James Robbins 

Also a like Warrant was ifsued to M r Leonard Bond Constable 
to warn the East-district for said Meeting 



[83] 

At the aforementioned Meeting Nath 1 R. Whitney delivered the 
following Notification (Viz)< — > 

This is to inform you that on the 20 th of April Instant I took 
into my Family a Girl by the Name of Jane Hill, who came 
last from Cap 1 Daniel Jackson's in Watertown & was born in 
Newton & appears to be in low circumstances 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

. Watertown April 21 8t 1794 

As you may see on file* — > 



The following Agreement was made between Mefs" Samuel 
Fowle & Benjamin Gardner (Viz)' — > 

Whereas disputes have arisen between us the Subscribers with 
regard to the Division of the fence between us, and to end all 
further disputes and controversies We agree that the Bounds 
hereafter mentioned to be the Division (Viz) 
That M r Samuel Fowle shall have the fence on that part next 
to the County Road running Northerly half the distance of M r 



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Benjamin Gardner's Land, that part so far as the Barn to be 
fenced with a good Board-fence agreeable to Law, and to be 
done at equal expence between M r Fowle & M r Gardner; & after 
compleated to be kept in repair by, and at the expence of M r 
Fowle so long as the said Fowle is the lawfull Owner of the 
Land, it is further agreed by the parties that M r Gardner at 
his own Cost and Charge, build the Wall below the Barn so far 
as M r Fowle's half shall extend — In Witnefs whereof We have 
hereunto set our Hands this Eighteenth Day of April 1792*—^ 

Test, Benjamin Gardner 

Daniel Bond Samuel Fowle 

Henry Farrington 



At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabit- 
ants of the Town of Watertown, qualified according to the 
Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives upon due 
Warning given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the fifth Day of May AD 1794 for the 
purpose of choosing One Representative to represent them in 
the General Court to be convened at Boston on the last Wednes- 
day of May Instant 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Representative*—^ 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to vote 
in Town-affairs upon due warning given regularly afsembled at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the fifth 
Day of May AD 1794 for the purpose of transacting the Busi- 
nefs as set forth in the Warrants for calling said Meeting pro- 
ceeded as follows (Viz)' — » 

l 8t Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d Voted to dismifs the Article concerning the sale of the 
Town's Right in the Goddard place, in the Tainter place, & 
in the Goding place (so called) 

Then the other Meeting was opened at the Public Meeting- 
house in Watertown on the said fifth Day of May AD 1794 
By Adjournment from April Meeting proceeded as follows 
(Viz)*-, 

Voted to accept the Report of the Committee concerning the 
building a House for the poor & to build said House at said 
place, as specified in the Report of said Committee 



As you may see on file' — > 



[84] 




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Voted to 
House 



choose a Committee of five persons to build said 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee' — 



M r Samuel Wellington 
Col. Christopher Grant 
Doctor Marshall Spring 
M r Amos Livermore 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 



Voted to grant Three Hundred Pounds to build said House*— 
Voted that said Committee be directed to procure Materials 
for said House & build said House as soon as conveniently 
may be 



[85] 

It was Voted to excuse M r Samuel Holt from serving as Con- 
stable* — » 

Voted & chose M r Edmund Fowle Constable & was excus'd*— » 
Voted & chose M r Edward Sparhawk Constable & was excus'd — 
Voted & chose M r Joseph Nixon Constable & was excus'd' — > 
Voted & chose M r Adam Brown Constable & was excus'd*—* 
Voted & chose M r Samuel Babcock Constable & was excus'd*—* 
Voted & chose M r Francis Bright Constable & was excus'd' — > 
Voted & chose M r Francis Faulkner Constable & was excus'd*— * 
Voted & chose M r Samuel Fowle Constable & was excus'd*—* 
Voted & chose M r Peter Clark Constable & was excus'd*— * 
Voted & chose M r Benjamin Tainter Constable' — > 
Mefs" Benjamin Tainter & Nath 1 Stone were sworn into the 
Office of Constables by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 
Voted to grant the Sum of £2„ 15,, 2 to defray the expence of 
Watertown Bridge Lottery-tickets, it being an Error in the 
Acc* of said Tixkets as exhibited by the Committee appointed 

to search into the state of said Lottery 

As you may see on file*— > 
The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the Town 
Treasurer's Acc ta was read & it appears that Nath 1 R. Whitney 

Town Treas r has charg'd himself with 1702,, 10„ 4 

And is credited by 1672,, 15„ 7 

Cash in the Treasury is £ 29„ 14„ 9 

The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurers Ac- 
counts to the 8 th Day of April AD 1794 — as examined by the 
Subscribers a Committee to settle the same 

Amos Livermore \ Committee 
Amos bond J 



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It was Voted to accept the Report of the Committee that 

examined the Town Treasurer's Accounts 

As you may see on file' — > 



[86] 

Voted to grant M r Joseph Nixon in full of his AccM 

for warning four Town Meetings j 1„ 4„ — 

Voted to grant M r Leonard Bond in full of his AccM 

for warning four Town Meetings J 1„ 4„ — 

Voted to grant Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his) 

Acc 1 for making & mending plow-irons j 2„ 2,, — 

Voted to grant M r William Chenery in full of his) 

Acc* for mending a plow j — „ 7„ 6 

Voted to reconsider the former Vote concerning the dismifsing 
the Article of selling the Town's Right in the Goddard-place, 
& in the Tainter place 

Voted to choose a Committee to consist of three persons for 
said purpose 

M r Edmund Fowle 
M r Samuel Wellington 
Doctor Marshall Spring & was excus'd 
Amos Bond Esq r 

Voted that the Committee be directed to sell the Town's Right 
in the Goddard-place & in the Tainter place (so called) at 
Public Vendue, with the Incumbrance of reserving for the use 
of the Town the improvement of the Buildings for One Year*— » 
Then a Meeting was opened for the purpose of appointing One 
Grand Juror & Two Petit Jurors. 

Voted & chose M r Francis Faulkner Grand Juror 

Mefs" William Stone & Leonard Bond were appointed Petit 
Jurors 

The Selectmen approbated M r Jonathan Bird to receive Licence 
as a Retailer 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



[87] 



The Committee appointed by the Town for the Sale of the 
Town's Right in the Goddard place & the Tainter place having 
given Public notice of the Sale met at the House of M r Samuel 



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Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 26 th of 
May AD 1794 The following Conditions of Sale were drawn 
(Viz)--, 

The Town of Watertown's Right in the Goddard place & in the 

Tainter to be sold at Public Auction 

The highest bidder to be the purchaser 

£10 ^ Cent, to be paid down as earnest Money, the One half of 
the remainder to be paid within three Months from the Date 
hereof; and the remainder to be paid within six Months from 
the Date hereof 

The Town's Right in the Tainter place was put up at Public 
Vendue with the Incumbrance of the Town's improving the 
House for the term of One Year from the above Date & the 
Town shall have the priviledge of improving said Land untill 
the first Day of March next — And was struck of to Moses Hager 

for One hundred Pounds 

Then the Town's Right in the Goddard place was put up at 
Public Vendue with the Incumbrance of the Town's improving 
their Right in the House for the term of One Year, the purchaser 
is to have a Warrantee Deed of the Land, & a quit claim of the 
Town's Right in the House — And was struck of to M r Samuel 

Wellington for Eighty one pounds 

M r Moses Hager gave his Note of hand for Ten Pounds on 
demand 

M r Samuel Wellington gave his Note of hand for Eight Pounds, 
Two Shillings on demand 

The Treasurer paid M r Samuel Wellington ten Shillings for the 
Committee's expence in the Sale* — , 



[88] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 2 d Day of June AD 1794 
They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay 
to the several persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd 
their Names (Viz) 

To Nath 1 Stone in full of his Acc 1 for boarding] 
& clothing Benj a Whitnev & Ruth Maddox tof 
5 th of April last ' J 19„ 12„ 1 

To Daniel Bernard in full of his Acc fc fori 
boarding the Widow Deliverance Whitney to[ 
the 5 th of April last J 15„ 13„ 8 

To Aaron Davis in full of his Acc 1 for a pair] 
of Shoes delivered the Widow Deliverance [ 
Whitney j — „ 6„ — 



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To Elijah Bond in full of his Acc 1 for boarding! 
& clothing Anna Rainger to the 5 th of April | 
last J 13,, 15,, — 

To Edmund Fowle Collector in full of his AccM 
for seven Chairs he received of John Bullard[ 
for Taxes j 2„ 17,, — 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his Acc* for) 
Supplies delivered the poor to the 2 d of June? 
Instant J 7„ 13„ 5 Y 2 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid to Daniel) 

Mason in full for warning Town Meetings — / 1„ 7„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Johnson for a Load of) 

Wood delivered Samuel Warren / — „ 10„ 6 

To Abigail Goddard in full of her Acc* for) 
boarding Rachel Goddard to the 5 th of June> 
Instant J 4,, 0,, 3 

To Abigail Goddard in full of her Acc* for) 
House-rent for Bez 1 Learned to the 13 th off- 
June Instant J — „ 18,, — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at the 
House of M r Benj a Bird Innholder in Waltham on Monday the 
16 th Day of June AD 1794 They settled the Charge which had 
arisen for tne support of Abigail Ball since the 20 th Day of 
June AD 1793 to the 20 th Day of June Instant which amounted 
to the Sum of £12,, 17„ 10 



Watertown's part amounted to 6„ 14„ 1 

Waltham's Ditto 6„ 3„ 9 



£12,, 17„ 10 

Watertown's part was paid to Deacon John Sanderson Treas r for 
Waltham by Nath 1 R. Whitney Treas r for Watertown — 



[89] 

At the Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham 
aforementioned on the 16 th of June AD 1794 The Selectmen of 
Waltham agreed to take Abigail Ball to board the Year ensuing 

s d 

for 5/4 ^ Week Extraordinarys excepted 

s 

The Treasurer paid Benjamin Bird 6/ for the Selectmen's Ex- 
pence at said Meeting 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Sam 1 Well- 
ington Innholder in Watertown on the 26 th Day of June AD 1794 
having given Public notice of the sale of the Goding-house (so 
called) put up said House at Public Vendue on the following 
Conditions (Viz) The highest bidder to be the purchaser. £10 
$ Cent, to be paid down as earnest Money — Said House to be 
removed of the Land it now stands on, so as not to obstruct 
the digging the Cellar for the Alms-house, & the Money to be 
paid down on removing said House & was struck of to Col. 
Moses Coolidge for fourteen Dollars 

On the 31 8t Day of July AD 1794 The Rev d Richard R. Eliot 
delivered the following Notification (Viz) 

Watertown 31 8t July 1794 

This may certify that on the 1 st Day of last May Sally Leaven- 
worth came to my House having arrived the same Day at 
Boston from Savannah in the State of Georgia where her 
Parents then lived & appears to be in low Circumstances 

Richard R. Eliot* — » 

To the Selectmen of the Town of Watertown 

As you may see on file' — > 



[90] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 4 th Day of August AD 
1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the following persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz)*— » 
To William Bond with what you have paid him' 
to procure Materials for the Alms-house as by 
agreement of the Town's Committee, to build 
said House, which Sum will be in full for finding 
Materials & for building said House J £350,, 

To Phinehas Jenison in full for his Service as) 

Sexton last Year / 4„ 10„ — 

To William Popenberry in full of his Acc* for] 
boarding Mary Tainter to the 8 th of August | 
Instant J 3„ 6„ — 

To Edmund Fowle Collector in full for his] 
Premium for collecting State, County & Townf 
Taxes in 1793 J 19„ 5„ 7 

To Nathaniel Stone in full for Ditto 8„ 3„ 8 



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To William Hunt Esq 1 " provided he will indem- 
nify Watertown Managers of the Bridge Lottery- 
tickets against any expence that may arise in 
consequence of any Tickets ifsued by said 
Managers 



13. 13„ - 
£398„ 18„ 3 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 * 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 1 st Day of Sept r AD 
1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the several persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Elijah Withington in full of his Ace* for re-1 

pairing the School-house in the West district — / 4„ 13„ — 

To Abraham Whitney in full for boarding his) 

Daughter's Child the Year past / 4„ — „ — 

To Cap 1 Joseph Bright in full of his Acc 1 for) 

boarding Mary Learned in the Year 1786 — — / 5„ 17„ — 

To M r Edmund Fowle Collector for Cash paid) 
for Tax-bills for the Year's 1793 & 1794 / — „ 15. — 

To Abigail Goddard in full of her Ace* for board- 
ing Rachel Goddard to the 12 th of Sept r Instant 

14 Weeks at 6/ J 4„ 4„ 



£19. 9„ 



[91] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the 1 st Day of September 
AD 1794 aforementioned. They agreed to have a Town Meeting 
on Monday the 15 th Day of September Instant; and ifsued 
Warrants to the Constables to warn said Meeting (Viz)*—* 
Middlesex fs: To M r Benjamin Tainter one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, to notify and warn the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of the said Town (in the West-district) 
qualified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings (Viz) such as 
pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal 
to two thirds of a single Poll Tax to meet and afsemble at 
the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
fifteenth Day of September Instant at three of the clock in 
the Afternoon, to act on the following Articles (Viz)<— ^ 

^Editorial note — Probably Nath 1 Weld. 



Waterto'xn Reczrd:. 



1* To choose a Moderator for the Meeting 

2* To know the mind ::" the Town whether they will give any 
encouragement t: any Men that will inlist & engage as 
Watertown's proportion of Men required agreeable to, and 
in compliance with the requisition of his Excellency the 
Czmmanne: in Chief : :' the sixth Day of June last, and to 
a c t any tiling thereon as they shall think proper ■ 

3- To know the mind of the Town whether they will appoint a 
Committee to afsist M r David Sanger in proving his Right 
& T; tie :: a certain piece of Land which they scid to him 
ated rear Col. Fitch Hall's Mansion House :r act any 
thing :ne:e:n 

4 : - T: appoint a Committee to carry into ErTect the resointioii 
of tire Genera. Court of the Commonwealth of Mafsachu- 
setta pafs'd Jane 1794 f : r taking accurate Surveys & 
chars :: tne several Towns & Districts within said Common- 
wealth, and to act any thereon as they may think proper — 
Hereof hah not and make return ::' this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk be: ere tne 
t.me icccirceo for said Meeting: Daceo at Water town this 
first Da>- of September, in the Year of Oar Lord, One 

thousand, Seven hundred ox Ninety four 

Amos Bond. Christopher Grant, Dan : Jackson 

Moses Coolidge 6: James Robbins Selectmen for Watertowr.' — , 



[92] 

A. : a like Warrant was ifsned tc M : Nath 1 Sttne Ccnstabie tc 

rn tne East-district for said Meeting 

September tne 1794 M r Nath 1 Scire waa sworn into the Office 
:■: Collector c :" Taxes bv Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Cleric 



At a Meeting : :' the Selectmen it the House c:' M' Nath 1 Weld 
fnnholder in Watertown on Monday the 8~ Day of September 
AD 1794 — The;.- approbated the following Persons t: receive 
Licence for In nr. doers & Retailers Vh 1 — , 



Edward R: char os c n 
L : Sam : Wellington 
Natna-;el Weld 
Jonathan Biro 



Innn: loe-s 



Can'- John Fowk 
Cap'- Dan ; Jackson 

Timothy T - T > illiams 
Can'- John Gee roe 
Maj r Moses White 
Jeremiah I : wle 
John Dor ant 



Retailers 



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At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the 15 th Day of September AD 1794 for transacting the businels 
as set forth in the Warrants for calling said Meeting proceeded 
as follows (Viz)< — > 

1 st Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for the Meeting 
2 d Voted to grant each Man that shall inlist as this Town's 
quota of Men, as required by the Commander in Chief One 
Dollar as a Bounty upon inlistment, & if call'd to go into 
actual Service, each Man shall receive two Dollars more as a 
Bounty, & shall be made up with what Government gives, so 
much as to make up Eight Dollars ^ Month while in 
actual Service 

Voted to grant a sufficient Sum of Money for to pay the 
same, And if the Treasurer has not got Money to pay the 
Men, he is directed to borrow a sufficient Sum to pay them & 
pay said Sum into the Hands of Cap 1 Joseph Bright that he 
may pay the Men upon inlistment*-— > 



193] 

Voted that those Men that shall inlist as this Town's quota, 
in Maj r Ebenezer Kent's Company of Artillery, so as to 
make up his proportion of Men that belongs to this Town, 
shall be intitled to the same Bounty, & pay, as those out of 
the Militia Company 

Voted that the number of Men that belong to the Company 
of Horse in this Town, who shall voluntarily inlist, so as 
to make up this Town's quota of Men, in proportion to the 
Men that belong to said Company, shall be intitled to the 

same Bounty & pay as those of the Militia Company 

Voted to choose a Committee of three Persons to afsist M r 
David Sanger in proving his title to a certain piece of Land 
sold to him by a Committee appointed by the Town for to 
make sale of the same 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



M r Amos Livermore & was excus'd 
M r Edmund Fowle 

Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Christopher Grant 

Voted to excuse Col. Christopher Grant from serving on said 
Committee 

Voted & chose Cap* Nath 1 Bemis for one of said Committee 
Voted to appoint two persons more to serve on said Com- 
mittee 



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Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r & Cap 4 Daniel Jackson 
for to serve on said Committee 

4 th Voted that the Selectmen be directed to put into Execution 
the Order of the General Court for taking plans of the 
several Town's in the Commonwealth 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to pay the Surveyor & 
Chain men for performing said Service 

September 15 th 1794 M r Edmund Fowle was sworn into the 
Office of Collector of Taxes by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk' — > 



[94] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown as qualified by Law to 
vote in the choice of Representatives upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on Monday the 6 th Day of October 
AD 1794 for the purpose of appointing Two good & lawful 
Men to serve as Grand Jurors & two other good & lawful 
Men to serve as Petit Jurors at the Circuit Court to be 
holden at Boston on the 13 th of October Instant Lieu' 
Benjamin Hastings & M r Sam 1 Babcock were drawn out of 
the Box as Grand Jurors & Nath 1 R. Whitney & M r Thomas 
Clark were drawn out of the Box for Petit Jurors Also to 
appoint One good & lawful Man of like qualification to 
serve as a Grand Juror, & two other Men of like qualifica- 
tion to serve as Petit Jurors at the S. P. Judicial Court to 
be holden at Cambridge on the last Tuesday of October 
Instant Cap 4 John Fowle was drawn out of the Box for a 
Grand Juror, & M r Amos Livermore & Maj r Moses White 
were drawn out of the Box for Petit Jurors to serve at said 
Court 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 6 th Day of 
October AD 1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz* — > 

To the Rev d Richard R. Eliot the Sum of One hundred 
Pounds (quarterly as it shall become due out of the last 
Ministerial afsefsment) which will be in full for his present 
Year's Salary beginning the 7 th Day of last May 

To M r Aaron Appleton in full of his Acc 1 for) 
keeping School in the West district to the 1 st [ 
of Oct r Ins 1 J 15„ 6„ 9 



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To M r Nath 1 Stone in full of his Acc 1 for ex- 
pence in procuring Weights & Measures & for 
having them sealed by the Public Standard & 
for Cash paid for Tax-bills for the Years 1793 




1 



1 



4„ - 



6„ 11 



[95] 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Wednesday the 8 th Day 
of October AD 1794 They agreed to have a Town Meeting 
on Monday the 3 d Day of November next & ifsued Warrants 
to the Constables to warn said Meeting (Viz)« — » 
Middlesex fs: To M r Benjamin Tainter one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, to notify & warn the male Inhabitants of 
said Town (in the West-district) being Twenty one Years of 
age, and resident in said Town for the space of One Year 
next preceeding, having a freehold Estate within said Town, 
of the Annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate to the 
Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the third Day of November 
next, at Two of the clock in the Afternoon, to give in their 
Votes for One Representative that is an Inhabitant in the 
second Middle-district, to represent the said District, in 

the Congrefs of the United States of America 

Hereof fail not &c* — > 

Also You* are alike required to notify & warn the Freeholders 
& other Inhabitants of said Town (in the West-district) 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-affairs, to meet at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the said 
third Day of November next, at three of the clock in the 
Afternoon for the following purposes (Viz)' — » 

1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will accept & approve of any Town, or 
private ways that has, or may be laid out by the Selectmen 
prior to said Meeting, or act any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will grant any further consideration to 
this Town's quota of Men ordered to be detached by 
Congrefs 

4 th To hear the report of any Committee, or act any thing 
thereon* — > 



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[96] 



5 th To give in their Votes for a County Register 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk before the 
times appointed for said Meetings — Given under our Hands 
& Seal this Eighth Day of October AD 1794' — » 



Also, They ifsued a like Warrant to M r Nath 1 Stone Con- 
stable to warn the East-district for said Meeting' — » 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives to 
the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in 
said Town on Monday the 3 d Day of November AD 1794 
for the purpose of giving in their Votes for One Repre- 
sentative that is an Inhabitant in the second Middle-dis- 
trict, to represent the said District, in the Congrefs of the 
United States of America 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting for half an Hour 
And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — » 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the 3 d Day of November AD 1794 for transacting 
the businefs as set forth in the Warrants for said Meeting 
proceeded as follows (Viz)*— » 



l 8t Voted & chose Doctor Marshall Spring Moderator for said 
Meeting 

2 d The Selectmen made the following report (Viz)* — » 

Whereas Daniel Jackson and others Freeholders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown by their application to 
the Selectmen of said Town Dated Oct r 7 th 1794 have among 
other things prayed that a private way be laid out from the 



Amos Bond 
Christopher Grant 



Selectmen 
for 



Daniel Jackson 
Moses Coolidge 
James Robbins 




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Great Country-road to the Paper-mill for the Accommoda- 
tion of said Jackson, and whereas the said Daniel Jackson 
hath offer'd to be at all the Expense and Charge of said 
Road or Way as well for the Damages any Person may 
sustain, as the Expenses thereof. We the Subscribers Select- 
men of said Town of Watertown Judging that it will be of 
public convenience to lay out said Way, do hereby lay out 
said private Way & Road as follows, to wit, Seventeen feet 
wide, six feet on M r John Vinall's Land in front on the 
Great-road, and the remainder to be taken from Land of 
John Remington Esq r on said Road, and to run back to 
the Town-road, measuring seventeen feet*— > 
We the said Selectmen do apprize the Damages which said 
John Vinall Esq r will sustain at fifteen Pounds & no more, 
and as the remainder of the Land is generously given in no 
mention of Damages necefsary 

Watertown Nov r 3 d 1794' — » Amos Bond 

Christopher Grant 
Moses Coolidge 
James Robbins 

As you may see on file* — » 

John Vinall Esq 1 " appeared in Town Meeting & wish'd the 
Town to give him Liberty to speak concerning the matter*— > 
It was Voted to give John Vinall Esq r Liberty to speak con- 
cerning the same It was Voted to adjourn this 

Meeting, 'till the businefs of the first Meeting is over, that 
is, of giving in their Votes for One Representative to repre- 
sent the second Middle-district in the Congrefs of the 
United States of America*— » 



[98] 

The Selectmen presiding at said Meeting, the Votes for a 
Representative were called for, brought in, sorted & counted, 
& it appeared that the following Gentlemen had the number 
of Votes annex'd their Names (Viz) 

Samuel Dexter Jun r Esq r had — 34 Votes 

Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had 24 Votes 

Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 6 Votes 

Then the Votes for a County Register were brought in & it 
appeared that M r Ebenezer Stedman had 48 Votes 
Doctor Abiel Heywood had 6 Votes 

Then the other Meeting was open'd by adjournment on said 
3 d Day of November AD 1794 ('till the Votes were given in 
for a Representative) proceeded as follows (Viz)* — > 



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83 



It was Voted to accept the report of the Selectmen, concern- 
ing the Town, or private road laid out by said Selectmen 
from the Great Country-road acrofs to the road by the 
Paper-mill 

It was Voted to indemnify the Selectmen in agreeing to give 
this Town's quota of Men required by Congrefs to be raised 
three Dollars each, as a Bounty, & to make up to each Man 
ten Dollars Month, if call'd upon to march, & go into 
actual Service 

At a Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Watertown, upon due Warning given afsembled at 
the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on 
Monday the 3 d of November AD 1794 — for the purpose of 
appointing three Petit Jurors to serve at the Court of Com- 
mon pleas & General Sefsions of the peace to be holden at 
Cambridge on the last Tuesday of November Instant — 
Mefs" Jonathan Bird, Richard Sanger & Peter Clark were 
drawn out of the Box' — > 



On the 3 d Day of November AD 1794 M r James Barnard 
delivered the following Notification (Viz)< — t 

This is to certify that on the tenth Day of October last I 
took into my Family a Young-woman by the Name of 
Sukey Ingraham who came from Boston on said tenth Day 
of October, who is in low circumstances 



To the Selectmen of Watertown' — > 

Watertown Nov r 3 d 1794 — As you may see on file 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in W 7 atertown on Monday the l 8t Day of 
December AD 1794 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Lieu 1 Moses Stone one of the Commit-) 
tee for the East-school said Districts pro-?- 
portion of Money for the Year 1794 J 40„ — ,, — 



[99] 



James Barnard 



To Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc 1 
for Supplies delivered the poor to the 1 st 
of December Instant 




4 



To Ditto in full of his other Ace* 



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To Ebenezer Bridge Esq r County Treas-j 
urer a Tax agreeable to a Warrant Dated \ 
17 th of Sept r last J 14„ 1„ 0% 

To Tilly Buttrick in full of his Acc fc for] 
carrying the Chain 1 Day to survey the} 
Town J — „ 6„ — 

To M" Eunice Hunt in full of her Ace 1 ' 
for boarding M r Aaron Appleton a School 
master in the West-district from 22 d of 
May to the 1 st of October Instant in part 
of said District's proportion of Money 
for the Year 1794 j 11„ 2„ 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his AccM 

to the 28 th of last November J 8„ 5„ ly 2 

To Col. Christopher Grant in full of his) 

Acc 1 f 3„ 6„ — 



[100] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 22 d Day of 
December AD 1794 — They agreed to have a Town Meeting 
on Monday the 5 th Day of January next and ifsued Warrants 
to the Constables to warn said Meeting (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Benjamin Tainter one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting*— » 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify & warn the male In- 
habitants of said Town (in the West-district) being Twenty 
one Years of age, and resident in said Town for the space of 
One Year next preceeding, having a freehold Estate within 
said Town of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fifth Day of 
January next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon to give 
in their Votes for a County Register — Hereof fail not &c< — » 

Also You are alike required to notify & warn the Freeholders 
& other Inhabitants of said Town (in the West-district) 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-affairs, to meet at the 
Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the said 
fifth Day of January next, at Three of the clock in the 
Afternoon for the following purposes (Viz)' — > 



To choose a Moderator for said Meeting- 



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2 d To know if the Town will accept of any Pew, or Pews that 
has reverted, or may revert to the Town, or act any thing 
thereon Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant 
with your doings thereon to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk 
before the times appointed for said Meetings. Given under 
our Hands & Seals this Twenty second Day of December, 
in the Year of Our Lord One thousand, Seven hundred & 
Ninety four* — » 



Christopher Grant 
Daniel Jackson 
Moses Coolidge 
James Robbins 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Also, They ifsued a like Warrant to M r Nath 1 Stone Con- 
stable to warn the East-district, for said Meeting*-^ 



[101] 

At the Meeting of the Selectmen on the 22 d Day of December 
AD 1794. aforementioned. The Selectmen Also agreed to 
have a Town Meeting, on the 12 th Day of January next, and 
ifsued warrants to the Constables for said Meeting. (Viz)* — » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Benjamin Tainter one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of W 7 atertown Greeting* — > 

You are hereby required in the name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify & warn the male 
Inhabitants of said Town (in the West-district) being 
Twenty one Years of age, and resident in said Town for the 
space of One Year next preceeding, having a freehold Estate 
within said Town of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or 
any Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the 
Public Meeting-house in said Town, on Monday the Twelfth 
Day of January next, at Two of the clock in the Afternoon, 
to give in their Votes for One Representative that is an 
Inhabitant in the second Middle-district, to represent the 
said District in the Congrefs of the United States of America 
Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 
time appointed for said Meeting — Given under our Hands & 
Seals this Twenty second Day of December, In the Year of 
Our Lord One thousand, Seven hundred & Ninety-four'— > 



Daniel Jackson 
Moses Coolidge 
James Robbins 
Christopher Grant 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' — » 



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Also, They ifsued a like Warrant to M r Nath 1 Stone Con- 
stable, to warn the East-district for said Meeting 

Col. Christopher Grant delivered the following Notification 
(Viz)*-, 

This may certify that on the 17 th of last October Eunice 
Flagg became of age who has dwelt with me, about eight 
Years, & tarried with me One Week after, and then went to 
dwell with M r Sam 1 Wellington in Watertown, said Eunice 
is a Native of Waltham & appears to be in low circumstances 
— Christopher Grant — Watertown Dec r 22 d 1794 

To the Selectmen of Watertown — As you may see on file*— » 



[102] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives to 
the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in 
said Town on Monday the 5 th Day of January AD 1795 for 
the purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Register 
proceeded as follows (Viz)« — > 

Voted & chose the Selectmen to receive, sort & count the 
Votes for a County Register 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of M r Nath 1 

Weld, at five of the clock this Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-afTairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the 5 th Day of January AD 1795 for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrants for 
calling said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

l 8t Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d After Debate concerning the Pew that was drawn by Cap 1 
Edward Harrington Deceas'd — It was Voted to postpone 
the consideration of said Pew; and that a Committee of five 
persons be chosen, to search the Records, & to take into 
consideration the situation of said Pew, & of any others that 
do revert to the Town, & to make report at the adjournment 
of this Meeting 



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Voted & chose for 
said Committee' — > 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Christopher Grant 
M r Amos Livermore 
Deacon Daniel Whitney 



It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting to next Monday at 

three of the clock in the Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd^- > 



[103] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives to 
the General Court of this Commonwealth regularly afsembled 
at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on 
Monday the 5 th Day of January AD 1795 By adjournment 
from the Public Meeting-house on said Day proceeded as 

follows (Viz) The Votes for a County Register were 

called for, brought in, sorted, & counted & it appeared that 

M r Ebenezer Stedman had Thirty six Votes M r Jackson 

Durant had Seven Votes 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 5 th Day of 
January AD 1795 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' 



To David Stone in full of his Acc' for warning) 

one Town meeting / — ,, 12„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r for Service as an Afsefsor) 

last Year / 2„ 8 

To Jonathan Stone for Ditto 2„ 8 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Ditto 2„ 16 

To Ditto for his Service as Treasurer lastj 

To Joseph Nixon in full of his Acc 1 for warning) 

Town meetings J 1„ 4 

To Leonard Bond for Ditto 1„ 4 

To William Chenery in full of his Acc* — „ 7 

To the Selectmen for their Expences last Year 5„ - 



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To William Popenberry in full of his Acc* fori 
boarding Mary Tainter for Aug 1 8 th 1794 to \ 
Jan'* 2 d 1795 J 3„ 3„ — 

To Henry Farrington in full of his Acc 1 for 

6 

warning Town Meetings 3/ each 

To Nath 1 Weld for One Seine for the fishery — 13„ 10„ — 

To Ditto for Expences in raising Men 1„ 7„ — 

To Edward Richardson in full of his Ace* for) 

Ditto / 



[104] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives to 
the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in 
said Town on Monday the 12 th Day of January AD 1795 
for the purpose of giving in their Votes for One Repre- 
sentative that is an Inhabitant in the second Middle-district 
to represent the said District in the Congrefs of the United 
States of America — The Selectmen presiding the Votes were 
called for, brought in, sorted, & counted & it appeared that 

Samuel Dexter Jun r Esq r had Thirty Votes 
Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had Twenty seven Votes 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 12 th Day of 
January AD 1795. By adjournment from the 5 th Day of 
January Instant; proceeded as follows (Viz)* — » 

The Committee appointed by the Town to take into con- 
sideration, the situation of the Pews in Watertown Meeting 
house, whether there were any that reverted to the Town, 
made a report, which was read: And it was voted to accept 
of the first clause in the report — (Viz) — The Committee 
appointed to examine into the state of the Pews in Water- 
town Meeting-house, and whether there were any that 
reverted to the Town agreeable to the Conditions upon 
which they were originally drawn, having met do find that 
the time limited to make report was too short. As in many 
Instances it required particular Investigation at the Probate- 
office, & elsewhere, they therefore are of Opinion that a 



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further time be allowed for the purpose- 
see on file 



■As you may 



[105] 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown, on Monday the said 12 th Day 
of January AD 1795. They appointed the following persons 
Engine-men for the Year ensuing (Viz)' — » 



Samuel Robbins 

John Hunt 

Lemuel Whitney 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 2 d Day of 
February AD 1795. They agreed to have a Meeting of the 
Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & Waltham at the House 
of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in Waltham on Monday the 
9 th Day of February Instant, at Two of the clock P M. to 
settle & adjust the charge that has arisen for the repairs of 
the Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown, since 
the last Adjustment, & directed the Clerk to give them 
notice of said Meeting, which was accordingly done*—* 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen of the Town's of Watertown, 
Weston & Waltham at the House of M r Benjamin Bird 
Innholder in Waltham on Monday the 9 th Day of February 
AD 1795 — They settled & adjusted the Accompts of the 
charge that has arisen for the repairs of the Great Bridge 
over Charles River in Watertown (since the last Adjustment 
which was on the 17 th Day of February AD 1794) which 

charge amounted to £27,, 8,, 



Watertown's part is 9„ 14„ 8^ 

Weston's Ditto 8„ 13„ $% 



Mefs rs Samuel Holt 



Elisha Dana 
Francis Spur 
Jonathan Cook Jun r 
Jedidiah White 



Israel Cook 
Stephen Tuttle 
Blake Sparhawk 



[106] 



Waltham's Ditto 



8„ 19„ 6% 



£27,, 8„0 



90 



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Deacon John Sanderson Treasurer for Waltham paid Nath 1 
R. Whitney Treasurer for Watertown £2„ 4„ 6% which 
with the Sum of £6„ 15 — said Sanderson advanc'd to Amos 
Bond Esq r to procure Plank, to cover said Bridge is in full 

for Waltham's part of said charge 

The Selectmen of said three Town's, appointed Cap 1 Daniel 
Jackson to repair the Great Bridge the Year ensuing 

s 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Treas r for Watertown paid 14/ for Select- 
men's Expence at said Meeting 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the 9 th 

Day of February AD 1795 They agreed to have the 

Annual Town Meeting on the second Day of March next, & 
ifsued Warrants to the Constables to warn said Meeting — 
(Viz)*-, 



[107] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Benjamin Tainter one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown (in the West-district) who are qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs to meet, and afsemble at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the second Day of 
March next, at Nine of the clock in the Forenoon for the 
following purposes (Viz)*— > 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town-Officers required to be chosen in the 

Month of March, and April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Ser vi ce 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 

Year 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, or act any thing thereon 

6 th To know if the Town will build, or purchase any School- 
houses, or make any alteration in the Districts, or act any 

thing thereon 

7 th To grant Money to support the poor 

8 th To grant Money to support the Great Bridge 

9 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, or act any thing 
thereon 

10 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon— 



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11 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 

Accounts 

12 th To hear the Accounts of those Persons the Town is indebted 

to, or act any thing thereon 

13 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, or act any thing 

thereon 

14 th To know the mind of the Town whether they will repair the 
Ministerial Barn, or act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will direct their Constables to warn 
the Town Meetings in future by posting a Copy of a War- 
rant at the Public Meeting house, in said Town, or act any 
thing thereon 

16 th To know if the Town will sell a piece of Common Land near 
the House of Leonard & Jonas Bond, or act any thing 
thereon 



[108] 

17 th To know if the Town will repair the Meeting house, & 
procure a New Cushion for the Desk, or act any thing 
thereon 

18 th To know if the Town will grant any Money for the en- 
couragement of singing, or act any thing thereon 

Also You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants in said Town (in the West- 
district) qualified by Law to vote in the choice of Repre- 
sentatives, to meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town, on Monday the second Day of March 
next, at Two of the clock in the Afternoon to give in their 
Votes for a County Treasurer & Register 

You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors 
(except such as have taken the poor for One Year) to bring 
in their Accounts to the Selectmen, at the House of M r 
Nathaniel Weld, on Friday the Twenty seventh Day of 
February Instant, at Three of the clock P M. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk, before the 

times appointed for said Meetings Dated at Watertown 

this Ninth Day of February In the Year of Our Lord, One 
thousand Seven hundred & Ninety five 



Amos Bond 
Christopher Grant 
Daniel Jackson 
Moses Coolidge 



Selectmen for 
Watertown' — > 



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Also, They ifsued a like Warrant to M r Nath 1 Stone Con- 
stable, to warn the East district for said Meeting 



February 27 th AD 1795 Col. Moses Coolidge delivered the 

following Notification (Viz) This may certify that on 

the 22 d Day of February Instant, I took into my Family, a 
Young Woman by the Name of Lydia Pond who came from 
Roxbury on the said 22 d Day of February & is a Native of 

Brookline & appears to be in low Circumstances 

Moses Coolidge 

To the Selectmen of Watertown Watertown 

Feb r y 27 th 1795 As you may see on file 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 27 th Day of 
February AD 1795 They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc' for] 
keeping School & supplying the School with \ 
Wood the Year Past J 40„ — „ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Deacon John Sander- 
son Treasurer for Waltham in full for Water- 
town's part of the charge of Abigail Ball the 
16 th of last June j 6„ 14„ 

To Ditto for Cash paid Benj a Bird for Select-) 
men's expence J — 6„ 

To Ditto for Cash paid Eben r Fuller for a] 
Load of Wood delivered Sam 1 Warren on thef 
11 th of last October 



■J 11„- 



To Ditto in full of his Ace* for carrying the) 
Chain One Day to survey the Lines of thef 
Town J 

To Ditto for Cash paid M r Weld for SeleA-1 
men's expence attending on a Committee to> 
lay out a Road J 

To M r Samuel Wellington for 4 feet of Wood) 
delivered at the Distill-house for Sam 1 ^ 
Warren J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for carting said Wood 
to S. Warren 



6„ - 

6„- 

10„ 6 
2„- 



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To Abigail Goddard in full of her Acc 1 for 
boarding Rachel Goddard from the 12 th of 
September last, to the 6 th of March next 25 • 

s 

Weeks at 6/ — & for mending her clothes (in- 
cluding what you have already paid her J 7 ,, 12,, 6 

To Ditto in full of her Acc* for House rent fori 

Bez 1 Learned to the 13 th of last December — J — ,, 18„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Acc fc for 
procuring Materials to repair the Great 
Bridge (including what has been advanc'd to 
procure plank) J 19„ 17, , — 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his Acc'l 
for the repairs of the Great Bridge the Yearf 
past J 6„ 2„ 9 

To Ditto for Elijah Tolman's Ace* for Ditto — „16„ 3 

To Ditto for Ezekiel Whitney Jun r ' 8 Acc fc fori 

Ditto j — „ 12„ — 

To Eunice Coolidge in full of her Acc* 7 ,, 13 „ — 



[110] 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney to pay Twenty two Men in Cap 1 
Joseph Bright's Company their Bounty (including what 

8 

you have paid 18/ each 

To Cap* Eben r Kent for Seven's Men's! 

Bounty in his Company 18/ each J 6„ 6,, — 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid for 
Selectmen's expence in settling the charge of 
the Great Bridge 1 


1-,. 


14„ 




To M r Amos Livermore in full of his Acc* — 




1„ 


6 


To Cap* Daniel Jackson in full of his Ace* — 


19„ 


3„ 


2 


To Col. Christopher Grant in full of his Acc 1 — 


5„ 


14„ 


7 


To Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc fc — 


28„ 


4„ 


8 


To Deacon Jedidiah Leathe in full of his Acc 1 


12„ 


12„ 


11 


To Phinehas Jenison Jun r in full of his Acc 1 
for boarding Tabitha Learned to the 10 th of 
next March 


3„ 


9„ 





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To Susanna Bacon in full of her Acc 1 fori 
nursing Tabitha Learned from the 10 th to thef 
20 th of December J — , , 7„— - 

To Daniel Sanger in full of his Acc 1 for re-1 

pairing the West School-house J — „ 7„ 6 

To Phinehas Jenison in full of two Acc ta for) 
Service for Sam 1 Copp & Widow Tainter'sf 



Funeral \ 


1„ 


1„ 


— 


To Lieu 1 Benjamin Hastings in full of his > 
Acc 1 for a Coffin for Sam 1 Copp 


\-„ 


16„ 




To Daniel Bernard in full of his Ace* for' 
boarding Sam 1 Copp's Family i 


' 17„ 


5„ 


9 


To Cap 1 Joseph Bright in full for his premium^ 
for collecting Taxes in the Year 


' 24„ 


12„ 




To Ditto for Elisha Learneds Tax in said 
Brights List , 


I i„ 


2„ 


9 


To Ditto for Doctor Benjamin Parker's Ditto 


// 


9„ 


8 


To Ditto for Daniel Parker's Ditto 


// 


14„ 


10 


To Doctor Walter Hunnewell in full of his 

Acc 1 j 


1 2„ 


2„ 


2 



At said Meeting, the Selectmen appointed Charles Warren a 
Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef, Pork &c. for the Year 
ensuing, & he was sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Clerk 



[mi 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given, 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the 2 d Day of March AD 1795. for the 
purpose of appointing One Grand Juror to serve at the 
Court of General Sefsions of the peace, to be holden at 
Concord within & for the County of Middlesex on the third 
Tuesday of March Instant, and to serve on the Grand Jury 
at every Court of General Sefsions of the peace to be 

holden in said County throughout the whole Year M r 

Samuel Babcock was drawn out of the Box as the Law 
directs 



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At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given, 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the 2 d Day of March AD 1795, for the 
Choice of Town-Officers & other Affairs, as set forth in the 
Warrants for calling the Meeting they proceeded as 
follows (Viz)' — 5 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meeting 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, & was 
sworn into said Office by Amos Bond Justice of the peace 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 

'Amos Bond Esq r 

Col. Christopher Grant & was excus'd — 
Voted & chose I Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
M r James Robbins 
M r Edmund Fowle 



for Selectmen' — » 



It was Voted to return the thanks of the Town to Col. 
Christopher Grant for his good Services 

[Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose jNath 1 R. Whitney 
for Afsefsors*— » [M r Jonathan Stone 

It was Voted to postpone the Choice of Constables 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting at this place at two 
of the Clock this Afternoon. And the Meeting was ac- 
cordingly declar'd adjourn'd 



[1121 

In the Afternoon the Meeting for giving in their Votes for a 
County Treasurer & Register was open'd at the Public 
Meeting-house & proceeded as follows (Viz)*— » 

The Votes for a County Treasurer were call'd for, brought 
in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that Ebenezer Bridge 
Esq r had sixty nine Votes 

And M r Ebenezer Stedman had seventy seven Votes for a 
County Register 

Then the Meeting was open'd at the Public Meeting-house 
by Adjournment from the forenoon, proceeded as follows 
(Viz)*-, 

(M r Moses W T arren 
Voted & chose for j M r Thomas Clark & was excus'd. 
Fence viewers' — » [M r Nathaniel Stone 



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(M r David Livermore 
Voted & chose for |M r Josiah Leavitt 
Sealers of Leather* — > [M r Richard Sanger 

Voted & chose for (M r Phinehas B. Hovey 
Tythingmen*—- » \Lieu l Benjamin Hastings 

Voted to choose five Surveyors of Highways 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Highways' 



Lieu 1 Samuel Fowle 
Maj r Moses White 
M r Edmund Fowle 
Lieu 1 Joshua Grant 
M r Josiah Mixer 



[M r Enoch Hide 
Voted & chose for \ M r William Bond 
Howards*— » [M r Ezekiel Whitney 



Voted & chose for 
Hogri eves' — » 



Mefs" Levi Morse 

Leonard Bond 
Thomas Clark 
Ebenezer Chenery 



Voted & chose for 
Clerks of the Market' 



Voted & chose for 
Measurers of Wood* 



Voted & chose for 
Cullers of Hoops and 
Staves*—* 

Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Timber*- 



[113] 

/Cap' 
-A Cap' 



John George 
Daniel Jackson 



Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 
M r Samuel White 
M r Samuel Holt 
Cap 1 Henry Williams 



\ Mefs" Samuel Holt 
[ Stephen Tuttle 

fMefs™ David Sanger 
\ Joseph Nixon 



Voted & chose for 
Firewards**— > 



Cap 1 Nathaniel Bemis 
Cap 1 John Fowle 
M r Francis Faulkner 

William Hunt Esq r 
Lieu fc Samuel Wellington 
M r Nath 1 Weld 



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Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney a Pound-keeper 

Voted not to choose Overseers of the poor 

Voted & chose for [Mefs rs Andrew Blackman 
Constables*— » \ Moses Warren & was excus'd 

[ Thomas Clark 

Voted that the Collection of Taxes be farm'd out to the 
lowest bidder on the same Conditions, & under the same 
restrictions, as they were the last Year'— ^ 

The East List of State, County & Town Taxes were put up 

d 

and struck of to M r Nathaniel Stone for — /9 |i Pound — 

The West List of State, County & Town Taxes were put up 
and struck of to M r Samuel Wellington for — /ll 3^ $ 
Pound 

Voted & chose for JMefs ra Nathaniel Stone 
Collectors of Taxes*—* \ Samuel Wellington 



[114] 

Voted & chose M r Phinehas Jenison for a Sexton 

Voted to grant M r Phinehas Jenison £6 — for his Services — 
Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year — 
Voted not to choose a Committee to make any alteration in 

the School-districts 

Voted to grant £120 — to support the Schools the ensuing 
Year, And that it be expended in the same way & manner 

as it was the last Year 

7 th Article. It was Voted to postpone to the Adjournment of 
this Meeting 

8 th It was Voted to grant £6 to repair the Great-bridge the 
ensuing Year 

9 th It was Voted to afsefs the Highway rate the same as it was 
the last Year, and that six Shillings ^ Day be allow'd for 

a Man, and the same price for a good Team 

It was Voted that the former Surveyors be directed to 
return their Lists to the present Surveyors, and if any of 
those old Taxes are not work'd out by the first Day of next 
June, then to be return'd to the Afsefsors to have them put 
in the Town Taxes 

It was Voted that the Surveyors be directed to put the 
Town's Plough's in repair & present their Acc t3 to the 
Town 

It was Voted that the Surveyors be directed to put the 
Town's Plough's under cover* — » 



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Voted & chose for a Committee [William Hunt Esq r 
to examine the Town Treas r ' s j Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
Acc t8 « — > (M r Samuel Wellington 

It was Voted to grant M r Isaac Patten in) 

full of his Ace 4 / £21„ 17„ — 

It was Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in) 
full of his Acc 1 for Services as an Afsefsorf 
last Year J 3„ 2„ — 

To Ditto in full of his Ace* for Service as) 

Treasurer last Year J 10„ 10„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Acc* for) 

Service as an Afsefsor last Year J 2„ 16 — 

To M r Jonathan Stone in full for Ditto 2„ 16„ — 

It was Voted to request the Land Committee (so called) to 

make report at the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was Voted to choose a Committee to examine the 
Ministerial Barn & see what repairs are necefsary & make 
report at the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted & chose for said (Mefs rfJ Jonas White Jun r 
Committee* — » \ Edmund Fowle 

[ Amos Livermore 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting to M r Nath 1 Weld's 
House at half an hour after six of the Clock this Evening. 
And the Meeting was accordingly declar'd adjourn'd<— » 



[115] 

On the Evening of the said 2 d of March 1795 The Meeting 
was open'd at the House of M r Nathaniel Weld by Ad- 
journment from the Meeting house proceeded as follows. 
(Viz)<— > 

Voted that the Selectmen be empowered to direct their 
Constables to warn Town-meetings in future by posting up 
an Attested Copy of a Warrant at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town, and at any other public House, as the 
Selectmen shall find most convenient, two Sundays prior to 
said Meetings 

It was Voted to appoint a Committee to apprize the Com- 
mon Land near the House of Mefs rs Leonard & Jonas Bond; 
and that said Committee be empowered to sell said Land 
to said Bond's at the apprized Value; and if they do not 



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have said Land, the Committee are empowered to give 
Public notice of the Sale, and sell the same at Public 
Auction*— > 



Voted & chose for 
said Committees 



M r Samuel Wellington 
Cap* Joseph Bright 
M r Edmund Fowle 



It was Voted to choose a Committee to examine the Meet- 
ing house, & see what repairs are necefsary, & the expence 
the same will amount to, & make report at the Adjourn- 
ment of this Meeting' — > 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee' — 



Mefs rs Adam Brown 

Amos Livermore 
Benjamin Hastings 
Edmund Fowle 
Isaac Dana 



tb Article It was Voted to dismifs 

It was Voted to grant £6. for to defray the Expence of a 

Singing-school the Year ensuing 

It was Voted that the Selectmen be directed to give an 
Order on the Treasurer to pay to a Committee that shall be 
chosen by the Singers to receive said Sum, provided the 
same be appropriated for defraying the expence of a Singing- 
school in said Town 



[116] 

It was Voted that the Seines for the fishery be left dis- 
cretionary with the Selectmen as to the repairing the old 

Seines or purchasing any new ones 

It was Voted that the leasing of the fishery be left dis- 
cretionary with the Selectmen 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town, on the 23 d Day of March Instant at two 

of the Clock in the Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declar'd adjourn'd 
Then the Hay-scales were put up at Public Auction for the 
term of One Year & struck of to M r Jonas Wood for Forty 
four Dollars & an half 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were 
chosen on said Day by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk (Viz) 
Mefs ra Moses Warren & Nath 1 Stone Fence viewers 



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M r Richard Sanger Sealer of Leather 

M r Phinehas B. Hovey Tythingman 

Mefs fs Edmund Fowle, Sam 1 Fowle & Josiah Mixer, Sur- 
veyors of Highways 

Mefs rs Enoch Hide & Ezekiel Whitney Howards 

Mefs rs Leonard Bond, Thomas Clark & Ebenezer Chenery 
Hogreeves 

Cap 1 Daniel Jackson, Clerk of the Market 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe & M r Samuel Holt Measurers of 
Wood 

Mefs rs Samuel Holt & Stephen Tuttle Cullers of Hoops & 

Staves 

M r Joseph Nixon Surveyor of Timber— 

March 2 d 1795 M r Samuel Hager delivered the following 

Notification (Viz) To the Selectmen of Watertown 

This is to inform you that on the l 1 Day of April last I took 
into my Dwelling house a Man by the Name of Samuel 
Walker, his Wife Mercy, and three Children named Samuel, 
Nancy & Hannah who came from Cambridge, & who appear 
to be in low circumstances 

Also at the same time I took into my Dwelling-house a Man 
by the Name of Cap 1 Daniel Waters, who came last from 
Cambridge & appears to be in low circumstances — Samuel 
Hager 

Watertown March 2 d 1795 As you may see on file*— > 



[117] 

Also, The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant for a 

Town Meeting on the 16 th Day of March Instant (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Benjamin Tainter one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town qualified 
by Law to vote in Town-affairs to meet and afsemble at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 
sixteenth Day of March Instant, at five of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to act on the following Articles (Viz) 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if they will appoint a Committee, or Agents to 
appear at the Court of General Sefsions of the peace to be 
holden at Concord on the third Tuesday of March Instant, 
in support of the doings of the Selectmen & Town in laying 



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out a road through Land of John Remington Esq r & Cap 1 

Daniel Jackson & John Vinall Es Q Hereof fail not & 

make return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the 
Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time appointed for 
said Meeting; Given under our Hands & Seal Dated at 
Watertown this second Day of March AD 1795' — > 



March 7 th 1795 M r Levi Morse was sworn into the Office of 
Hogreeve by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town on the 9 th Day of March AD 
1795. They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay to M r Aaron Appleton in full of his Acc* for keeping 
School in the West-district from Jan 1 "? 14 th 1795. to the 
10 th of March & for supplying the School with one cord of 
Wood £13„6„8 

They Also ifsued a Warrant for a Town Meeting to be on 
the 23 d Day of March Instant as follows (Viz)' — » 



Middlesex fs: To M r Thomas Clark one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify & warn all the In- 
habitants of said Town being Twenty one Years of age, and 
resident in said Town for the space of One Year next pre- 
ceeding, having a freehold Estate within said Town of the 
Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any Estate to the 
Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the Twenty third Day of March 
Instant at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon to give in 
their Votes for One Representative that is an Inhabitant 
in the second Middle-district, to represent the said District 

in the Congrefs of the United States of America Hereof 

fail not & make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time 

appointed for said Meeting Given under our Hands & 

Seal at Watertown this Ninth Day of March. In the Year 
of Our Lord, One thousand, Seven hundred & Ninety five — 




[118] 



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Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Daniel Jackson 
Edmund Fowle 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' 



M r Thomas Clark was sworn into the Office of Constable by 
Nath 1 Ruggles Whitney Town Clerk 

The Selectmen at said Meeting agreed to put out Tabitha 
Learned & Child to board with M r David Rufsell for the 
term of One Year provided he tarrys so long in this Town; 
and he is to have two Shillings $ Week, and the benefit of 
her Labor, during said term 

March 11 th AD 1795 M r David Livermore was sworn into 
the Office of Sealer of Leather by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 



[119] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given, regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the 16 th Day of March AD 1795 for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
calling said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)< — 4 

1* Voted & chose M r Samuel White Moderator for said 
Meeting 

2 d It was Voted that the Obligation that is entered on the back 
of the Petition of the Subscribers, praying to have a Road 
laid out through Land of John Remington Esq r & Land of 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson & John Vinall Esq 1 " is satisfactory to 
the Town 

It was Voted to choose a Committee, (or Agents) of three 
persons to appear at the Court of General Sefsions of the 
peace to be holden at Concord on the third Tuesday of 
March Instant, in behalf of said Town, in support of the 
doings of the Selectmen, & said Town in laying out a Road, 
through Land of John Remington Esq r & Land of Cap 1 
Daniel Jackson & through Land of John Vinall Esq r < — > 

Voted & chose for [William Hunt Esq r 
said Committee* — » <M T Francis Faulkner 
|M r Thomas Clark 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 16 th Day of 
March AD 1795 The Conditions for the sale of the fishery 
were drawn, & were the same as last Year (excepting the 
person, or persons who may, or shall improve the fishery 
shall have Liberty to procure a new Seine) instead of which 
the Selectmen agree to procure a new Alewive Seine, & the 
person, or persons who may or shall improve said fishery, 
shall pay for a new Seine out of the rent of the fishery, 
when procured by the Selectmen 

The person, or persons who hire the fishery shall pay £10. 
^ Cent down as earnest Money, & the remainder to be 

paid on the first Day of next September 

The fishery was put up at Public Auction & struck of to 

M r Nath 1 Weld for £51„10 

M f Nath 1 Weld paid £4,,10 as earnest Money & gave his 
Note of hand for £47. payable on the l l Day of next 
September — > 



[120] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 23 d Day of 
March AD 1795 by Adjournment from the 2 d Day of 
March Instant proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

The following Town Officers were sworn into the several 
Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were chosen on 
the 2 d Day of March Instant, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk (Viz)w > 

Maj r Moses White & Lieu 1 Joshua Grant, Surveyors of 
Highways 

M r William Bond Howard 

Cap 1 John George Clerk of the Market 

Cap 1 Henry Williams Measurer of Wood 

M r David Sanger Surveyor of Timber 

M r Andrew Blackman Constable 

It was Voted to excuse M r Samuel White from serving as a 
Measurer of Wood 

It was Voted to postpone the Article concerning granting 

Money to support the poor, to April Meeting 

It was Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to 
make such repairs as are necefsary to repair the Ministerial 

Barn, & make report at April Meeting 

It was Voted not to reconsider the last Vote 



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Voted & chose for (M r Amos Livermore 
said Committee' — > | M r William Leathe 
[ Amos Bond Esq r 

It was Voted to grant £5. to make such repairs as are 

necefsary for the Meeting-house 

It was Voted to choose a Committee to make such repairs 
as are necefsary for the Meeting house 

(Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 
M r Francis Faulkner 
M r Isaac Dana 
William Hunt Esq r 



[121] 

It was Voted to choose a Committee to procure a new 
covering for the Cushion, for the Desk, and lay the Acc 1 
before the Town at April Meeting 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee' 



Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 
Deacon Daniel Whitney 
M r William Leathe, & was excus'd 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the 6 th Day of 
April next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this 
place — And the Meeting was accordingly declar'd adjourn'd 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house 
in said Town on Monday the 23 d Day of March AD 1795 
for the purpose of giving in their Votes for One Representa- 
tive that is an Inhabitant in the second Middle-district to 
represent the said District in the Congrefs of the United 
States of America. The Selectmen presiding the Votes 
were call'd for, brought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared 

the Honb 1 Sam 1 Dexter Jun r Esq r had 60 Votes Joseph 

B. Varnum Esq r had 45 Votes 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in W 7 atertown on Monday the 23 d Day of 
March AD 1795. They appointed Jedidiah White a 

Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef, Pork &c 

And he was sworn into said Office by 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk* — > 



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[122] 

Also, The SelecTmen ifsued a Warrant for a Town-Meeting 
to be on the 6 th Day of April next, as follows (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Thomas Clark one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
Twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a Freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the Annual Income of 
Three Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Mon- 
day the sixth Day of April next, at Two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, Lieu 1 
Governor, and Senators and Counsellors, agreeable to the 
Constitution of said Commonwealth. Hereof fail not & 
make return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to 
the Selectmen or Town Clerk, before the time appointed for 
said Meeting. Given under Our Hands & Seal at Water- 
town this Twenty third Day of March, In the Year of Our 
Lord, One thousand, seven hundred & Ninety five' — > 



Amos Bond 

Moses Coolidge I Selectmen 

Daniel Jackson f for 

Edmund Fowle J Watertown' 



Also, The Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay out of the Treasury, to the several 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz)' — > 

To M r Isaac Patten in full of his Acc 1 £21 17 „ — 

To M r Phinehas Jenison in full of his AccM 

for his Service as Sexton last Year / 6,, — „ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 fori 

carrying the Chain to survey said Town — / — 1 ,, 6 



[123] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according 
to the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representa- 
tives to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 



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house in said Town on Monday the 6 th Day of April AD 
1795. for the purpose of giving in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieu 1 Governor, Senators & Counsellors. The Selectmen 
presiding the Votes for a Governor were call'd for, brought 
in. sorted & counted & it appeared that the following 
Gentlemen had the number of Votes annex'd their Names 
(Viz)' 



For Governor, 

His Excellency Samuel Adams Esq r had 42 Votes 

For Lieu 1 Governor, 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 39 Votes 

And Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 3 Votes 

Then the Votes for Senators & Counsellors were call'd for, 
brought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that the follow- 
ing Gentlemen had the number of Votes annex'd their 
Names (Viz)< — > 



For Senators 



Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had — 42 Votes 

Eleazer Brooks Esq r had 42 Votes 

Loammi Baldwin Esq 1 " had — 41 Votes 

Daniel Whitney Esq r had 40 Votes 

Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had — 3 Votes 



At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
6 th Day of April AD 1795; by adjournment from March 
Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurer's Accounts was read & it appear'd that 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r has charg'd himself with 

1671,, 1„- 

And is credited by 1635,, 12„ 3 V 2 

Cash in the Treasury — £35,, 8„ 8 y 2 



[124] 

The^above is a just and true statement of the Treasurers 

Accounts to the 6 th Day of April AD 1795 

As examined by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the 
same' — > 

William Hunt ] 

Daniel Jackson [ Committee 

Samuel Wellington J 



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It was Voted to accept the report of the Committee to 

examine the Treasurers Accounts 

As you may see on file*"- > 

It was Voted to accept the report of the Committee to 
examine the Ministerial Barn & make such repairs as are 
necefsary 

It was Voted to grant the Sum of £35. to repair said Barn 

The Committee appointed by the Town to examine into the 
state of the Pews in Watertown Meeting house, made 
report, that they are of Opinion that the Pews that formerly 
belonged to Nath 1 Harris Esq 1 " to Cap 1 Edward Harrington 
& Jonathan Bemis Deceas'd, have by the Votes of said 
Town, on the settlement of said Pews, reverted to said 
Town As you may see on file' — > 

It was Voted to accept the report of said Committee 

It was Voted to sell those three Pews, that are specified in 
the report of the Committee 

It was Voted that the Selectmen be directed to sell those 
three Pews at Public Auction, on next May Meeting Day — 
It was Voted to sell those three Pews, at the Public Meeting 
house 

It was Voted that the Committee that was appointed to 
examine into the state of the Pews, be directed to make 
further examination into said state, & make report at next 
May Meeting 

It was Voted to grant £150 to support the poor the Year 
ensuing 

It was Voted to grant M r Benj a Tainter in full) 

of his Acc 1 for Warning Town Meetings J £1„ 10„ — 

It was Voted to grant M r Nath 1 Stone in full) 



It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 

in May next at four of the Clock in the Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declar'd adjourn'd 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Sam 1 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 20 th 
Day of April AD 1795. They agreed to let M r William 
Bond have the Improvement of the Alms house in said 



of his Acc 1 for Ditto 




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Town, and the Land belonging to said Town, adjoining 
said House, for the term of One Year from the first Day of 
next May: and said Bond engag'd to support a certain 
number of poor persons for the term of One Year, from the 

said first Day of next May, for £110 

As you may see on file* — > 

They Also agreed to have a Town Meeting on Wednesday 
the sixth Day of May next & ifsued the following Warrant 
(Viz).-, 

Middlesex fs: To M r Andrew Blackman one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify & warn all the 
Male Inhabitants of said Town, being Twenty-one Years 
of age, and resident in said Town, for the space of One Year 
next preceeding, having a Freehold Estate within said 
Town, of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public 
Meeting house, in said Town, on Wednesday the sixth Day 
of May next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the 
purpose of choosing One Representative, to represent them 
at the General Court appointed to be convened and held at 
Boston, on the last Wednesday of May next 

You are Also required to notify and warn all the Inhabitants 
of said Town, qualified as aforesaid to meet at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, on Wednesday the sixth Day 
of May next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the 
purpose of collecting the Sentiments of the Inhabitants of 
the Town, on the necefsity or Expediency of revising the 
Constitution, in order to amendments — 

2 d To give in their Votes for a County Register 



[126] 

You are Also required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-affairs, to meet at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Wednesday the said 
sixth Day of May next, at four of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to act on the following Articles (Viz) 5 — > 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To hear the report of the Committee appointed to examine 
into the state of the Pews in Watertown Meeting house, 
and act any thing thereon 



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3 d To hear the report of any other Committees, or act any 
thing thereon 

4 th To know if the Town will dig a Well, and erect any other 
Conveniences that may be necefsary for the Alms-house, 
or give any directions, respecting the Boundaries of the 

Land, adjoining said House, or act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon, to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk, before the 
times appointed for said Meetings. Given under Our 
Hands & Seal, at Watertown, this Twentieth Day of April, 
In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred, 
and Ninety five*— ■» 

Amos Bond ] 

Daniel Jackson > Selectmen for 

Edmund Fowle J Watertown<— > 



M r Jonathan Stone delivered the following Notification 
(Viz)*-, 

To the Selectmen of Watertown This may certify that I 

have this Day taken into my Family Thomas Hill, last from 
Cambridge, which appears to be in low Circumstances 

Jonathan Stone 

Watertown April 6 th 1795 

As you may see on file' — » 



[127] 

M r Samuel Hager delivered the following Notification, (Viz) 

To the Selectmen of Watertown This is to inform you 

that on the second Day of April last I took into my Dwell- 
ing-house a Man by the Name of Daniel Whaland & his 
Wife, & One Child named Henry; & his Sister in Law 
Rebecca Dunn, who came last from Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis's 

Dwelling-house, & appear to be in low circumstances 

Samuel Hager 

Watertown April 20 th 1795. As you may see on file 



Also Nath 1 R. Whitney delivered the following Notification, 

(Viz) To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Gentlemen, These are to inform you that on the third Day 
of April Instant, I took into my Family One Benjamin 



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Hide, who came from Newton, on the said third Day of 
April, who appears to be in low Circumstances 

Nath 1 R. Whitney*— > 

Watertown April 20 th 1795. As you may see on file* — » 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to Vote in the Choice of Representatives, 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth, upon due 
Warning given, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town, on Wednesday the 6 th Day of May AD 
1795. for the purpose of choosing One Representative, to 
represent them in the General Court, to be convened at 
Boston on the last Wednesday of May Instant' — > 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Representative 



[128] 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according 
to the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives, 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning given, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Wednesday the 6 th Day of May AD 
1795 for the purpose of transacting the Businefs as set 
forth in the Warrant for calling said Meeting, proceeded 
as follows (Viz)' — > 

It was Voted to postpone the first Article, untill the Votes 

are given in for a County Register 

Then the Votes for a County Register, were called for, 
brought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that 

M r Ebenezer Stedman had — 103 Votes 

M r Jackson Durant had 12 Votes 

Then the Votes for the revision of the Constitution, in 
order to amendments, were called for, brought in, sorted & 
counted, & it appeared that there were for the revision 

68 Votes 

And against the revision there were 2 Votes 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 



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Ill 



Wednesday the 6 th Day of May AD 1795 — for the purpose 
of transacting the Businefs, as set forth in the Warrant for 
calling said Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz)< — » 

V- Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for said Meeting 
2 d It was Voted to choose a Committee of three persons to 
procure a Copy of Cap 1 Edward Harrington's Deed, to his 
Son Jonathan, & any other information they can obtain 
respecting the state of the Pew in Watertown Meeting 
house, which fell to the late Cap 1 Edward Harrington 
Deceas'd according to the settlement of the Pews, & to take 
Counsel respecting the state of the Pews in Watertown 
Meeting-house* — > 



[129] 

Voted & chose for f Nath 1 R. Whitney 
said Committee* — » \ M r Thomas Clark 

|M r Samuel Wellington 

It was Voted that the above Committee be directed to 
consult with M r Parsons & M r Dexter respecting the state of 
those Pews, that the Town have Voted to sell (on this Day, 
and obtain their written Opinion 

It was Voted that the Selectmen be directed to postpone the 
sale of the said three Pews, in Watertown Meeting house 
untill the Committee chosen have the Opinion of the 
aforementioned Counsel 

It was Voted to reconsider the last Vote, so far as respects 
postponing the sale of the two Pews (Viz) — Nath 1 Harris 
Esq r & Jonathan Bemis's Deceas'd, & that the Selectmen 
be directed to make sale of the two aforementioned Pews 
at Public Auction 

It was Voted not to dismifs the Committee respecting the 
applying for Counsel 

It was Voted that the Committee that was appointed to 
build the Alms house, be empowered, & that it be left 
discretionary with said Committee, respecting the erecting 
a fence, building a Necefsary house, making outside 
Cellar-doors, digging a Well (when it may be convenient), 
& the building a Wash-room &c: all for the Convenience, 
of the Alms-house 

It was Voted that the proceeds of the Pews that are to be 
sold, & the Godding house (so called) that was sold to M r 
William Bond be appropriated for defraying the expence 
of the aforementioned Conveniences 



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It was Voted to grant in full of the Committees Ace* for pro- 
curing a Covering for the Cushion for the Desk £4„ 11„ 2 



[130] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on the 6 th Day of May AD 
1795 They put up the Pew at Public Auction, that was 
formerly Jonathan Bemis's Deceas'd under the same 
restrictions that the other Pews in Watertown Meeting 
house were sold, & on the following Conditions (Viz)*— > 

The purchaser is to pay £5 <P Cent, down, as earnest 
Money, and the remainder to be paid, within sixty Days 
from the above Date 

And the said Pew was struck of to M r James Robbins for 
Eighty four Dollars 

Then they put up the Pew at Public Auction, that was 
formerly Nath 1 Harris Esq r ' 8 under the same restrictions, & 

payments, as the aforementioned Pew was sold And it 

was struck of to Cap 1 Daniel Jackson for Seventy one 
Doll ars 

Then the Wharf belonging to the Town of Watertown, 
lying in Cambridge, was put up at Public Auction, for the 

term of One Year and was struck of to M r Jonathan 

Bird for Eleven Shillings 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 8 th Day of 
June AD 1795 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the following persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*—* 

To M r Nath 1 Stone in full of his Acc 1 fori 
boarding Ruth Maddox & Benj a Whitney [ 
to the 5 th Day of last April J 23„ 10„ 4 

To M r Elijah Bond in full of his Acc fc for] 
boarding & clothing Anna Rainger to the l l > 
Day of last May J 14„ 10„ — 

To Mefs" Francis Faulkner, Isaac Dana & 
William Hunt Esq r a Committee to repair 
the Meeting house in full of their Acc* for 
repairing the same 



8„ 5„ 2 

To Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc* — 10„ 1 1 „ 6 



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To Daniel Bernard in full of his Acc* for] 
boarding the Widow Deliverance Whitney \ 
to the l l Day of last May J 16, , 4„ 3 

To Samuel Holt in full of his Ace* — — „ 9„ — 

Also The Selectmen directed their Clerk to notify the 
Selectmen of Waltham, that they propose to have a Meeting 
of the Selectmen of W T atertown & Waltham at the House of 
M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in W 7 atertown on Monday the 
15 th Day of June Instant, for the purpose of settling the 
Charge which has arisen for the support of Abigail Ball the 
Year past; which was accordingly done 



[131] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at 
the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in Watertown, on 
Monday the 15 th Day of June AD 1795 They settled the 
Charge which had arisen for the support of Abigail Ball 
since the 20 th Day of June AD 1794. to the 20 th Day June 

Instant, which amounted to the sum of — £13,, 17„ 4 



Watertown's part amounted to 7„ 4„ 3 y 2 

Waltham's Ditto 6„ 13„ 0y 2 



£13. 17„ 4 

Watertown's part was paid to Deacon John Sanderson 
Treasurer for Waltham, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Treas r for 
Watertown 

The Selectmen of W T altham agree'd to take Abigail Ball to 
board the Year ensuing, 

8 d 

The Treasurer paid M r Nath 1 Weld 4/6 for the Selectmen's 
expence at said Meeting 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, upon due Warning 
given, afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 W T eld Innholder 
in said Town, on Monday the 15 th Day of June AD 1795 
for the purpose of appointing two Petit Jurors to serve at 
the District Court to be holden at Boston within & for Our 
District of Mafsachusetts on the fourth Tuesday of June 

Instant M r John Vinall & Cap t Henry Williams were 

drawn out of the Box, as the Law directs 5 — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown, on Monday the said 15 th 



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Day of June AD 1795. They agreed to have three Guide 
posts erected at the following places, by the persons 
hereafter named (Viz)' — > 

Cap 1 Daniel Jackson is to put up one Guide post, in the 
square near M r Williams's Store. 

And Col. Moses Coolidge is to put up one other Guide post 
at the crotch of the Roads, near M r Jonathan Bird's 
House 

Also, M r Edmund Fowle is to put up one other Guide post, 
at the crotch of the Roads, near the House where Samuel 
Warren dwells 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 7 th Day of 
September AD 1795. They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay out of the Treasury to the several 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz)< — » 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Maj r 
Timothy Jackson in full for his fees in 



levying an Execution 
Ebenezer Everett 



on the Estate of 



To Ditto for Cash paid Mefs rs John Bright 
David Stearns & Jon a Hammond for ap- 

s 

prizing said Estate 4/ each 



1„ 7„ 10 



12„ - 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nathan Fuller Esq r l 

for swearing said Apprizers J — 3„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid M r Samuel Welling-j 

ton for said Apprizers expence J — „ 3„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Deacon Jedidiah 
Leathe & Deacon Daniel Whitney a Com- 
mittee to procure a Covering for the Cush- 
ion in the Desk in the Meeting house J 4„ 11„ 2 

To Ditto for Cash paid Deacon John 
Sanderson Treas r for Waltham, in full for 
Watertown's part of the Charge of Abigail 
Ball the Year past 



To Ditto for Cash paid M r Nath 1 Weld for 
Selectmen's Expence at said Meeting — 



7„ 4„ 

} -„ 4„ 



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115 



To Ditto for payment of M r Nath 1 Stone 
Collectors premium in full for collecting 
State, County, Town & Minister's Taxes 



for the Year 1794 



13 



8 



1 1 



9 



To William Bond (including what has been) 
paid him) which will be in full for support- [ 
ing the poor this present Year j 110,, — „ — 

To Doctor Marshall Spring in full of his] 
Acc 1 for Medicines & Attendance on the} 



To M r David Stone in full of his Acc fc 1„ 5„ 6 

To M r Edmund Fowle Collector in full for) 
his premium for collecting State, County,} 
Town & Minister's Taxes for the Year 1794 J 41„ 15„ 3 

To M r Francis Faulkner in full of his AccM 

for boarding Samuel Copp & Family J 8„ 17,, — 

To Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis in full of his Acc fc for) 
a Coffin for the Widow Tainter / 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 14 th Day of 
September AD 1795 They approbated the following persons 
to receive Licence for Innholders & Retailers (Viz)' — » 

M r Jonathan Bird ] 

M r Sam 1 Wellington \ Innholders 

M r Nath 1 Weld J 



September 21 l 1795 Amos Bond Esq r was sworn into the 
Office of Afsefsor by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Also, M r Jonathan Stone & Nath 1 R. Whitney were sworn 
into the Office of Afsefsors by Amos Bond Justice of the 
peace 



poor to this Day 




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Cap 1 John Fowle 
Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson 
M r George Williams 
Cap 4 John George 
Maj r Moses White 
M r Jeremiah Fowle 



Retailers 



M r John Durant Jun r 
M r James Robbins 



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At a Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Watertown qualified by Law to vote in the Choice 
of Representatives, upon due Warning given, afsembled at 
the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on 
Monday the 5 th Day of October AD 1795. for the purpose 
of appointing One Grand Juror, & two Petit Jurors to serve 
at the Supreme Judicial Court to be holden at Cambridge 
on the last Tuesday of October Instant 

M r William Chenery was drawn out of the Box for a Grand 
Juror 

And Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis, and Deacon Daniel Whitney were 
drawn out of the Box, for Petit Jurors 

October 22 d 1795 M r Nath 1 Stone was sworn into the Office 
of Collector of Taxes, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk — 

October 26 th 1795 The Selectmen appointed M r Samuel 

Holt a Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef, Pork &c 

And he was sworn into said Office, by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 



[134] 

October 27 th AD 1795 M r Nathaniel Stone was sworn into 
the Office of Collector of Taxes, by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 5 — > 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified to vote in 
the Choice of Representatives, afsembled at the House of 
M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town, on Monday the 
2 d Day of November AD 1795; for the purpose of appoint- 
ing One Petit Juror, to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court, 
now holden at Cambridge, within & for the County of 
Middlesex — M r Sam 1 Wellington was drawn out of the Box 
as the Law directs 

At a Public Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown upon due Warning 
given afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder 
in said Town, on Monday the 9 th Day of November AD 
1795; for the purpose of appointing three Petit Jurors to 
serve at the Court of Common pleas & General Sefsions of 
the peace, to be holden at Cambridge, within & for the 
County of Middlesex, on the last Tuesday of November 
Instant. Mefs rs Ezekiel W 7 hitney Jun r Elijah Bond Jun r & 
Aaron Davis, were drawn out of the Box, as the Law 
directs 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the said 9~ z 
Day of November; They appointed M r Joseph Jones a 
Searcher, 6x Packer of barrelled Beef. Pork &c And he was 
sworn into said Office by Xath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk — 

Also, They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay out of the Treasury to the Rev d Richard R. Eliot 
the Sum of Three hundred &: thirty three Dollars, thirty 
three Cents, three Mills 6c | (quarterly as it shall become 
due,) which will be in fall for his present Year's Salary, 
beginning the 7 th Day of last May 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Xath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown, on Monday the 23 d Day of 
November AD 1795; They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay out of the Treasury to the following 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz)' — , 

Dcli s Cents Hills 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for his Service 

as an Afsefsor the last Year ) 9,, 33,, 3 

To M r Jonathan Stone for Ditto 9,, 33, , 3 

To Nath ! R. Whitney for Ditto 10,, 33„ — 

To Ditto for his Service as Treasurer last : 



16,, 66„ 



To the Selectmen for their Expences last' 
Year j 

To M r Benj a Tainter in full of his Acc : for 

warning Town meetings J 5,, — ,, — 

To M r Nath 1 Stone in full of his Acc*- (or\ 

Ditto 1 5„ — „ — 

To M r Aaron Appleton in full of his Acc 1 } 
for keeping School in the West-district tof 
the 4 th Day of last August 50,., — „ — 

To Abigail Goddard in rull of her Acc : for 

Houserent for Bez 1 Learned to the V Day 

of last May; Also, in full of her Ace* fori 

boarding Rachel Goddard, to the 30 :h 

Dav of last October 36,, 26,, — 



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To M r Nath 1 Stone in full of his Acc 1 10„ 4„ — 

To Col. Moses Coolidge one of the Com- 
mittee for the East School-district, in full 
for said District's proportion of Money 



At said Meeting the Selectmen agreed to sell the House 
belonging to the Town of Watertown (formerly improv'd 
by Samuel Warren of late Deceas'd) together with the 
Garden-fence adjoining said House; at Public Auction, on 
the 14 th Day of December next; And directed their Clerk to 
give Public Notice of the Sale, by posting up Notifications 
in the Public-houses in said Town, which was accordingly 
done' — 



December 14 th AD 1795 At Cap 1 Phinehas Stearns's Black- 
smith shop; The following Conditions for the Sale of the 
House formerly improv'd by Samuel Warren Deceas'd 

were drawn, and were as follows (Viz) Said House & 

Garden fence to be sold to the highest bidder, Also the 
priveledge of taking the Stones in the Cellar, & the Earth 
in the Garden, provided the purchaser will fill up the same 
with Gravel as high, or higher, than the road now is, and 
the Money to be paid for the same within One Month from 
the above Date* — » 



And was struck of to M r Peter Harrington for Thirteen 
Dollars & three fourths 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 4 th Day of 
January AD 1796. They appointed the following persons 
Engine men for the Year ensuing (Viz)< — > 

Mefs rs Samuel Holt James Simmons 



for the Year 1795 



133^ 33;^ 3 



To Josiah Mixer in full of his Ace* for) 
Supplies delivered Samuel Warren De-|- 
ceas'd J 




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Israel Cook 
Stephen Tuttle 



Levi Morse 
John Merchant 
Artemas Murdock 



Aaron Davis 
Elisha Dana 
Charles Bond 



David Rufsell 
Elias Twifs 



Thomas Harding 
Lemuel Whitney 
Francis Spur 



Joseph Cutter 
Joseph Turner 



Andrew White Jun r 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the l l Day of 
February AD 1796; They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to* out of the Treasury to the following per- 
sons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz) 

Doll s Cents Mills 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his Acc 1 ] 
for Supplies delivered the poor &c to this [ 
Day j 99„ 44„ 4 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc'j 
for keeping School in the Middle-district! 
the Year past & for supplying said School f 
with Wood j 133,, 33,, 3 



[137] 

At the last mentioned Meeting, The Selectmen agreed to 
have a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham, at the House of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in 
Waltham, on Monday the 15 th Day of February Instant, 
at three of the Clock P M. to settle & adjust the Charge 
that has arisen for the repairs of the Great-bridge over 
Charles River in Watertown, since the last Adjustment, & 
directed their Clerk, to give them Notice of said Meeting; 
which was accordingly done 



Col. Moses Coolidge delivered the following Notification 
(Viz)«-» 

This is to inform you that on the 8 th Day of January last, 
I took into my Family a Boy named Martin Stone, who 
came from Framingham on the said 8 th Day, whose Cir- 
cumstances are unknown to me 

Moses Coolidge 

To the Selectmen of) 
Watertown* — > / 

W T atertown February l l 1796- 



As you may see on file' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham at the House of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in 
Waltham, on Monday the 15 th Day of February AD 1796 



*Editorial Note: word left out in original script. 



120 



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They settled & adjusted the Accounts of the Charge that 
has arisen for the repairs of the Great-bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown (since the last Adjustment which was 
on the 9 th Day of February AD 1795) which Charge 

Doll 5 Cents 



amounted to 21,, 78 



Watertown's part is 7„ 74 

Weston's Ditto 6„ 90 

Waltham's Ditto 7„ 14 



21„ 78 

NB, There was an Error in the last Adjustment of the Acc ts 

s d 

being calculated at 28/3 too much in the whole Ace* 

of which Watertown's part is 1„ 66 

Weston's Ditto 1„ 50 

Waltham's Ditto 1„ 54 

4 Dot 5 70 

[138] 

Deacon John Sanderson Treas r for W T altham paid Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Treas r for Watertown 5 Doll 5 60 Cents which is in 

full for Waltham's part of said Charge 

Also M r Eben r Hobbs Treas r for Weston paid 5 Doll 5 
40 Cents which is in full for Weston's part of said Charge — 

The Selectmen of the said three Towns appointed Cap 1 
Dan 1 Jackson, to repair the Great-bridge the Year ensuing — 
Also appointed Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson & Amos Bond Esq r a 
Committee to procure Plank to cover the Creek-bridge*— > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Treas r for Watertown paid Benjamin 
Bird 66 Cents 6 Mills for Selectmen's expence at said 
Meeting* — » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown, on the Evening of the 15 th 
of February AD 1796 — They agreed to have the Annual 
Town Meeting on Monday the 7 th Day of March next, & 
ifsued a Warrant to M r Andrew Blackman to warn said 
Meeting (Viz)<— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Andrew Blackman one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 



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121 



the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown who are qualified by Law to vote in Town- 
affairs to meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house 
in said Town on Monday the seventh Day of March next, 
at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon for the following 
purposes (Viz)' — > 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Month of March and April Annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Ser vi ce 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 

Year 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year and 

grant Money to pay the same, or act any thing thereon 



[139] 

6 th To know if the Town will build any School-houses, or act 
any thing thereon 

7 th To grant Money to support the poor 

8 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge 

9 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, or act any thing 
thereon 

10 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

11 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts 

12 th To hear the Accounts of those Persons the Town is in- 
debted to, or act any thing thereon 

13 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, or act any thing 
thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will grant any Money for the en- 
couragment of singing, or act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will appoint a Committee to sell any 
Land belonging in part, or in whole to the Town, or com- 
mence any Action that may be necefsary for recovering 
any Land belonging to said Town, that may be claimed 
by others, or act any thing thereon 

Also You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants in said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in the Choice of Representatives to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the seventh Day of March next at Two of the 



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Clock in the Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County 
Treasurer and Register 

You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
M r Nathaniel Weld on Friday the fourth Day of March 
next, at Three of the Clock P M. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the 
times appointed for said Meetings* — > 



[140] 

Dated at Watertown this fifteenth Day of February In 
the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred & 
Ninety six* — » 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Daniel Jackson 
James Robbins 
Edmund Fowle 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown* 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 4 th Day of 
March AD 1796. They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)< — » 

Ddl s C ts M 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Abner) 
Sanderson Esq r for surveying & taking a> 
plan of said Town &c J 13„ IS,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Benj a Bird for Select-) 

mens expence J — „ 66,, 6 

To Ditto for payment made to Cap 1 Daniel) 

Jackson in full of his Great-bridge Acc 1 J 21 „ 78„ — 

To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his Acc fc for) 
Supplies delivered the poor to the l l off 
March Instant J 15„ 40, , 2 

To Lieu* Benj a Hastings in full of his Acc 1 — 1„ 88„ 3 

To Phinehas Jenison in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Service at the late Samuel Warrens funeral — J 2„ — „ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Supplies deliv d the poor to this Day J 6,, 84„ — 



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To Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis in full of his Acc* for 
boarding Aaron Appleton a School-master 
in the West-district from the 22 d of April to 
the 5 th of August 



37„ 50„ - 



To Ditto in full of his Ace* for a Coffin for 
Sam 1 Warren 



2„ 84, - 



To M r James Robbins in full of his Acc fc 8„ 72„ — 

To William Hunt Esq r for costs of prosecu-1 
tion in an Action for said Town against the[ 
Estate of Ebenezer Everett J 8„ 91 „ — 

To Abigail Goddard in full of her Ace* for) 
boarding Rachel Goddard from 30 th of Oct r > 
last to 4 th of March Instant 18 Weeks J 18„ — „ — 

To Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc 1 — 1„ — „ — 

To Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson in full of Jon a W.) 

Edes Acc 1 by said Edes Order / 7„ — „ — 

To Nath 1 Weld in full of his Acc 1 for procur-1 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified 
by Law to vote in the Choice of Representatives to the 
General Court of this Commonwealth upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in 
said Town on Monday the 7 th Day of March AD 1796 for 
the purpose of appointing One Grand Juror to serve at the 
Court of General Sefsions of the peace to be holden at 
Concord within & for the County of Middlesex on the third 
Tuesday of March Instant, and to serve on the Grand 
Jury at every other Court of General Sefsions of the peace 
to be holden in said County throughout the whole Year, 
And Cap 1 Luke Bemis was drawn out of the Box as the 
Law directs' — » 



At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown who are qualified 
by Law to vote in Town-afFairs, upon due Warning given 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the 7 th Day of March AD 1796. for the 
Choice of Town-Officers & other Affairs as set forth in the 
W 7 arrant for calling said Meeting & proceeded as follows 



ing a Seine 




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(Viz) 



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Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator of the Meeting. 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, and he was 
sworn into said Office by Amos Bond Justice of the peace. 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer* — > 

Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson & was excus'd 
M r James Robbins & was excus'd 
M r Edmund Fowle & was excus'd 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
Cap 1 Joseph Bright 
M r Jonathan Stone 

[Amos Bond Esq 1- 
Voted & chose for jNath 1 R. Whitney 
Afsefsors' — > [M r Jonathan Stone 



Voted & chose for 
Selectmen*— > 



[142] 

Voted & chose for f M r Stephen Cook 
Constables' — > \M r Peter Harrington* — > 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting — 

It was Voted to adjourn this Meeting at two of the Clock 

this Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjournd' — » 

In the Afternoon the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in the Choice of 
Representatives upon due Warning given regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town for the 
purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer & 
Register- 

The Selectmen presiding; the Votes for a County Treasurer 
were call'd for brought in, sorted & counted; & it appeared 
that Eben r Bridge Esq r had fifty four Votes. 
M r Ebenezer Stedman had fifty Votes for a County Register 
M r Samuel Bartlet had eight Votes for a County Register — 

Then the Meeting was open'd by adjournment from the 
Forenoon, & proceeded, as follows (Viz)' — » 

[M r Adam Brown 
Voted & chose for j M r Francis Bright 
Fence viewers' — » (M r William Leathe* — > 

{M r David Livermore 
M r Josiah Leavitt 
M r Richard Sanger* — > 



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Voted & chose for fM r Phinehas Jenison 
Tythingmen' — > \M r Edmund Fowle 

It was Voted to choose four Surveyors of Highways* 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of 
Highways' — > 



M r Samuel Wellington & was excus'd 

Amos Bond Esq r 

Col. Moses Coolidge 

M r Jonas Bond 

M r Peter Harrington' — » 



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Voted & chose for 
Howards 5 — > 

Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves' — > 



M r Enoch Hide 
M r William Bond 
M r Peter Clarke 

Mefs rs Moses Warren 
Charles Bond 
Enoch Hide 
Benjamin Tainter 



Voted & chose for /Maj r Eben r Kent 
Clerks of the Market \M r Francis Faulkner 

It was Voted that the Selectmen be directed to procure 
Scales & Weights for the Clerks of the Market*— » 



Voted & chose for 
Measurers of Wood 



Voted & chose for 
Cullers of Hoops & 
Staves^** 

Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Timber 

Voted & chose for 
Firewards' — > 



Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 
M r Peter Clark 
M r Artemas Murdock 
Cap 1 Henry Williams' — > 

Samuel Holt 
Stephen Tuttle' — » 

David Sanger 
Joseph Nixon' — > 

Cap 1 John Fowle 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
M r Nath 1 W 7 eld^ 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound-keeper 

It was Voted that the Collection of Taxes be farm'd out to 
the lowest bidder on the same Conditions & under the same 
restrictions as they were the last Year 

It was Voted to postpone farming the Taxes until this 
Evening, at seven of the Clock, to the place that this 
House shall adjourn to 



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Voted & chose M r Phinehas Jenison Sexton 

It was Voted to grant M r Phinehas Jenison twenty Dollars 
for his Service' — » 



[144] 

It was voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing 
Year 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars to support the 
Schools the ensuing Year 

It was voted that the Money granted for the support of 
Schools be expended in the same way & manner as it was 
the last Year 

It was voted to build a School-house in the South-westerly 
part of the Town 

It was voted to build a School house in the East part of the 
Town the next Year 

It was voted to grant two hundred Pounds to build said 
School-houses; and that One hundred Pounds of the same 
be afsefs'd the present Year, to build a School-house in the 
Southwest District, & that the said One hundred Pounds 
be paid by the Treasurer to a Committee chosen by said 
Southwest District for the purpose of building a School- 
house in said District, in such a place, and in such a manner 
as said District shall agree upon, And that the next Year 
the said Sum of One hundred Pounds shall be afsefs'd by 
the Afsefsors, and that said Sum shall be paid by the 
Treasurer to a Committee chosen by the East-district for 
the purpose of building a School-house in said District, in 
such a place, and to be expended in such a manner as said 
District shall agree upon 

It was voted to choose a Committee to examine the repairs 
of the Middle School house & see what repairs are necefsary, 
& make report at the Adjournment of this Meeting' — » 

[Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Voted & chose for j M r Josiah Mixer 
said Committee' — » [M r Edmund Fowle<— > 

It was voted to postpone granting Money for support of the 
poor' — > 



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[145] 

It was voted to grant Twenty Dollars to repair the Great- 
bridge the ensuing Year 

It was voted to afsefs the Highway Tax the same way & 
manner as it was the last Year 

It was voted to grant One Dollar $ Day for a Man & the 
same price for a good Team 

It was voted to let the fishery at Public Auction this 
Evening at seven of the Clock at M r Nath 1 Weld's House*— > 



Voted & chose for a 
Committee to examine 
the Town Treasurers 
Acc ts< — » 



William Hunt Esq r 
M r Leonard Bond 
M r Francis Faulkner 



Doll 5 c ts 

It was voted to grant the Selectmen for their) 
Expences last Year / 16„ 66 

It was voted to grant Amos Bond Esq r in full) 
of his Acc 1 for his Service as an Afsefsor last \ 
Year J 9„ 33 

It was voted to grant M r Jon a Stone in full) 

for Ditto / 9„ 33 

It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in) 

full for Ditto J 12„ — 

It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in] 
full of his Acc 1 for his Service as Treasurer [ 
last Year J 35 „ — 

It was voted to grant the Committee to build) 

the Alms-house in full of their Acc 1 J 10„ 66 

It was voted to grant Abner Sanderson in] 
full of his Acc 1 for surveying & taking a plan > 
of the Town &c J 13,, 75 

It was voted to grant Jon a W. Edes in full of) 

his Acc 1 / 7„ — 

It was voted to postpone the Report of the Committee & 
Account for the Alms-house to April Meeting 

It was voted to grant forty Dollars to defray the Expence of 
a Singing-school the Year ensuing, & that the Selectmen be 
directed to give an Order on the Treasurer to pay to a 
Committee, that shall be chosen by the Singers to receive 



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said Sum, provided the same be appropriated for defraying 
the Expence of a Singing-school the Year ensuing 

It was voted to choose a Committee to join with a Com- 
mittee from Waltham, to commence any Action & prose- 
cute the same to final Judgment against any person, or 
persons holding or pretending to hold any Lands claimed 
by the Town of Watertown or Waltham, & to sell the same, 
or act any thing thereon in behalf of said Town*-— > 



[146] 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for j Amos Bond Esq r 
said Committee' — » [Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis*— - > 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of M r 
Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town, at seven of the Clock 
this Evening' — > 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

In the Evening the Meeting was open'd at M r Weld's 
House by Adjournment from the Meeting house, proceeded 
as follows (Viz)* — > 

The East List of State, County, Town & Minister's Taxes 

d 

were put up and struck of to M r William Bond for — /9 H 
$ Pound » 

The West List of Ditto were put up & struck of to M r 

Charles Bond for —/ll y 2 $ £ <— , 

Voted & chose for fMefs™ William Bond 
Collectors of Taxes' — > \ Charles Bond 

The Hay scales were put up at Public Auction for the term 
of One Year, and was struck of to Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 
for sixty Dollars 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe was sworn into the Office of Hay 
weigher, By Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to examine the 
Seines for the fishery, & if they find it necefsary to have a 
new Shad Seine^ the Selectmen are directed to procure one, 
provided the person, or persons who shall improve said 
fishery will advance Money to pay for the same, under the 

same restrictions as it was leas'd last Year The person 

or persons who may hire the fishery shall pay five ^ Cent, 
down, as earnest Money, and the remainder on, or before 



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the first Day of September next And was struck of to 

M r Edmund Fowle for 191 Dollars 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on the first Monday in April next. 

And the Meeting was, accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 

M r Edmund Fowle paid 10 Dollars as earnest Money for 
rent of fishery 

[147] 

Then the following Town-Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were 
chosen on said Day bv Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk. 
(Viz)*-, 

Mefs rs Adam Brown, Francis Bright, & William Leathe 
Fence viewers 

Amos Bond Esq r & Col. Moses Coolidge Surveyors of 
Highways 

Mefs" Enoch Hide & William Bond, Howards 

Mefs™ Moses Warren, Charles Bond, Enoch Hide & 
Benjamin Tainter, Hogreeves 

Maj r Ebenezer Kent, Clerk of the Market 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe Measurer of Wood 

M r Sam 1 Holt, Culler of Hoops & Staves 

M r Joseph Nixon Surveyor of Timber 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 21 1 Day of 
March AD 1796 They appointed M r Stephen Tuttle a 
Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef, Pork &c. for the 

ensuing Year And he was sworn into said Office by 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk. M r Stephen Tuttle was 

sworn into the Office of Culler of Hoops & Staves And 

M r Charles Bond was also sworn into the Office of Collector 

of Taxes by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant to M r Thomas 
Clark for a Town-meeting on the 4 th Day of April next 
(Viz)'-, 

Middlesex fs: To M r Thomas Clark one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting. 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 



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Twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a Freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth, of the Annual Income 



Three Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the fourth Day of April, next, at Two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieu 1 Governor, and Senators, and Counsellors, agreeable 
to the Constitution of said Commonwealth. Hereof fail 

not &c 

Also You are alike required to notify & warn all the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified 
by Law to vote in Town affairs to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the said 
fourth Day of April next, at Three of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to act on the following Articles (Viz)*— » 

l l To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will make any Alteration in the 

School-districts, or act any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will choose a Committee to search the 

Records respecting the Town's purchase of Josiah Goddard 

of late Deceas'd, and see if in equity any thing is due to the 

Heirs of said Deceas'd 

4 th To know if the Town will sell any Land belonging to said 

Town, or act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk before the 
times appointed for said Meetings. Given under Our 
Hands & Seal at Watertown this twenty first Day of 
March, In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven 
hundred & Ninety six*-— > 



of 



Three 



[148] 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Joseph Bright 
Jon a Stone 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' — » 



[149] 



March 23 d 1796 M r Stephen Cook delivered the following 
Notification (Viz)*-— * 



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To the Selectmen, or Town Clerk of Watertown. 
I hereby notify you that a Negro-woman by the Name of 
Gin with her Child came to my House the Eighth Day of 
February 1796. 

Last from Newton & Charlestown & appears to be in low 
circumstances 

March 23 d 1796 Stephen Cook<— > 

As you may see on file' — » 



March 30 th 1796. Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis delivered the following 
Agreements (Viz)*— > 

This may certify that We the Subscribers being met for the 
purpose of dividing the Partition fence between the Land 
which Samuel Hagar purchased of Jonathan Harrington, 
and the Land which Nathaniel Bemis purchased of Jonathan 
Whitney. Do mutually agree to divide the Wall in equal 
halves which runs from North to South as follows, said 
Hagar agrees to except of the Northerly half of said Wall 
for his part to make and maintain, and said Bemis the 
Southerly part for his half to make & maintain. And the 
Wall which runs from East to West said Bemis excepts of 
the Westerly half of said Wall for his part to make & 
maintain; And said Hagar the Easterly half of said Wall 
to make & maintain. — In Witnefs whereof We the Sub- 
scribers have hereunto set our Hands this Eighth Day of 
October 1792* — , 

Test, 

his 

Abijah Pearsons Samuel Hagar 

mark*— » 

David Hagar*— > 

Nath 1 Bemis*— > 
As you may see on file*— * 



[150] 

This may certify that We the Subscribers being met for the 
purpose of dividing the Partition fence, which is between 
the Land which Moses Hagar purchased of Eires Tainter 
and the Land which Nathaniel Bemis purchased of Jonathan 
Whitney. Do mutually agree to divide the Wall as follows; 
said Bemis agrees to except of the Easterly half of said Wall 
for his part to maintain, & Moses Hagar the Westerly half 
of said Wall to make, & maintain the whole of the above 



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Wall contains somewhere about three Rods be the same 
more or lefs. In Witnefs whereof We the Subscribers have 
hereunto set our Hands this Eighth Day of October 1792' — » 

Test, Moses Hagar 

Abijah Pearsons Nath 1 Bemis*— , 

David Hagar< — » 

As you may see on file* — > 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified according 
to the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the 4 th Day of April AD 
1796, for the purpose of giving in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, Senators & Counsellors; the Votes 
for a Governor were called for, brought in, sorted & counted, 
& it appeared that the following Gentlemen had the number 
of Votes annex'd their Names (Viz)< — » 

For Governor 
His Excellency Sam 1 Adams Esq r had 
The Honb. Increase Sumner Esq 1 " had 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had — 



65 Votes 

35 Votes 

8 Votes 

2 Votes 



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For Lieu 1 Governor 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 83 Votes 

The Rev d Richard R. Eliot had 3 Votes 

The Honb. Increase Sumner Esq r had 3 Votes 

For Senators & Counsellors 

Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had 60 Votes 

Eleazer Brooks Esq r had 61 Votes 

Daniel Whitney Esq r had 56 Votes 

Loam mi Baldwin Esq r had 61 Votes 

Timothy Biglow Esq r had 6 Votes 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the 4 th Day of April 1796. for the purpose of 
transacting the Businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
calling said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — » 



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V- Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for s d Meeting. 

2 d It was voted to have an Alteration in the School-districts 
It was voted that one District begin at Waltham Line on 
the Great Country-road, including the Inhabitants on both 
sides of said Road untill you come to the Meeting house, and 
all South of said Road, and the House at the Brickyard; 
Also including Abraham Whitney & David Hagar, and that 
each District have the disposal of their Money agreeable 
to their Afsefsments 

It was voted that Nath 1 R. Whitney have the Liberty of 

joining the South-district 

3 d It was voted to choose a Committee to search the Records, 
respecting the Town's purchase of Josiah Goddard of late 
Deceas'd, & see if in equity any thing is due to the Heirs of 
said Deceas'd' — > 

[M r Samuel White 
Voted & chose for j M r David Sanger 
said Committee [Nath 1 R. Whitney 



[152] 

4 th It was voted not to dismifs the fourth Article 

It was voted to choose a Committee to enquire what un- 
appropriated Land belongs to the Town & make report 
concerning the same, at next May Meeting* — > 

Amos Bond Esq r & was excus'd 
Doctor Marshall Spring 
M r Amos Livermore 
Doctor Walter Hunnewell 
Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney 
M r Sam 1 White & was excus'd 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis*— -> 

It was voted to disfolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd' — » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs, regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 4 th Day of 
April 1796, by Adjournment from the 7 th Day of last 
March, proceeded as follows (Viz)' — » 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote pafs'd the 7 th Day of 
last March, so far as respects the afsefsing £100 — the next 
Year for building a School-house in the East-district, & 
that the said One hundred Pounds be afsefs'd this present 
Year 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee' — 



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It was voted not to excuse M r Stephen Cook from serving 
as Constable 

It was voted not to accept of M r Benjamin Tainter to 
serve as Constable in the room of M r Stephen Cook 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to M r Nath 1 Weld's 
House in One Hour from this time 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 



[153] 

In the Evening of the 4 th of April 1796 The Meeting was 
open'd at M r Nath 1 Weld's House by Adjournment from 
the Meeting house, proceeded as follows (Viz)*— > 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote that pafs'd the 7 th 
Day of last March, for expending the School-districts 
Money in the same way & manner as it was the last Year; 
and that it be appropriated for the support of Schools 
according to the Division of the Districts, made on this 
Day 

It was voted to accept of M r Newton Baxter to serve as 

Constable, instead of M r Stephen Cook 

It was voted not to accept of M r Benj a Tainter to serve as 
Constable instead of M r Peter Harrington 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote pafs'd respecting the 
accepting of M r Newton Baxter instead of M r Stephen 
Cook 

It was voted to dismifs M r Peter Harrington from serving 
as Constable 

Voted & chose M r Peter Harrington Constable- 

It was voted not to excuse M r Peter Harrington from 
serving as Constable 

It was voted that the Oath of Constable be tendered to 
Mefs rs Stephen Cook & Peter Harrington 

The Oath of Constable was tendered to Mefs rs Stephen 
Cook & Peter Harrington by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk, and they refused to take the Oath 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Friday the 15 th Day of this present 
Month, at five of the Clock in the Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — » 



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[154] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Friday the 15 th Day of 
April AD 1796 by Adjournment from the 4 th Day of April 
Instant, proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

It was voted to excuse M r Stephen Cook from serving as 
Constable, by his procuring M r Joseph Nixon to serve in 
his stead 

It was voted to choose Constables by Hand-votes 

Voted & chose M r Joseph Nixon Constable 

It was voted to excuse M r Peter Harrington from serving 
as Constable, by procuring M r Thomas Clark to serve in 
his stead 

Voted & chose M r Thomas Clark Constable 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting, at this place, on 
Monday the 2 d Day of May next, at three of the Clock, in 
the Afternoon. And the Meeting was accordingly declared 
Adjourn'd 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 15 th Day of 
April AD 1796, The following Town-Officers were sworn 
into the several Offices, to which they were chosen, by 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk (Viz)«— > 

Mefs" Joseph Nixon & Thomas Clark Constables 

M r David Livermore Sealer of Leather 

M r Peter Harrington Surveyor of Highways 

M r Peter Clark Howard 



[155] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 18 th Day of 
April AD 1796. They agreed to have a Town-meeting, on 
the 2 d Day of next May. And ifsued the following Warrant 
for said Meeting (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables, 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 1 — > 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith, to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town, being Twenty one 



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Years of age, and resident in said Town, for the space of 
One Year next preceeding, having a Freehold Estate within 
said Town, of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds to meet at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the second Day 
of May next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon for the 
purpose of choosing One Representative, to represent them 
at the General Court appointed to be convened and held at 

Boston on the last Wednesday of May next. Hereof 

fail not &c 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town affairs to meet at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the said second Day of 
May next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon to act on 
the following Articles (Viz)' — » 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To hear the Petition of Catharine Everett and act any 

thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will grant the Proprietors of the East 
and West School houses any Compensation for the Im- 
provement of said Houses, or act any thing thereon 



[156] 

4 th To know if the Town will make any Alteration, in the 
School-districts, and act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk, before the 
times appointed for said Meetings. Given under Our 
Hands & Seal at Watertown this Eighteenth Day of April, 
In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred & 
Ninety six< — > 

Amos Bond 

Moses Coolidge Selectmen 
Nath 1 Bemis \ for 
Joseph Bright Watertown* — » 
Jon a Stone 

Also, The Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer, 
directing him to pay to the several Persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

DoU s c ts 

To William Bond in full of his Acc 1 for build-) 

ing a Wash room &c. for the Alms house — J 190, , 37 



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To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Nath 1 ) 

Weld for Expences in leasing the fishery ] 3„ 83 

To Ditto for Cash paid Abigail Jenison for the) 
support of her Daughter J 5„ — 

To Phinehas Jenison in full of his Acc* for his) 
Service as Sexton last Year J 20„ — 



[157] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 25 th Day of 
April AD 1796. The Selectmen agree'd with Abigail 
Goddard to board Rachel Goddard from the 5 th of April 
Instant, for the term of One Year, for One Dollar & ten 
Cents ^ Week (extraordinarys excepted 

Also, Agreed with Daniel Bernard to board the Widow 
Deliverance Whitney for the term of One Year from the 
1 st Day of next May, at One Dollar & twenty five Cents 
^ Week, and said Bernard is to provide for her in Sicknefs 
& health, Doctor's-bill excepted 

Also, agree'd with the Widow Eunice Coolidge to board 
Ruth Maddox for the term of One Year, from the l l Day 
of May next, for One Dollar $ Week 

Also, agree'd with William Bond to support the same 
Eleven poor persons, (for the term of One Year, from the 
V Day of next May) that he supported last Year, excepting 
Bez 1 Learned & Wife; And said Bond is to be paid the Sum 
of £101, and to have the Improvement of the Alms-house & 
the Land belonging to the Town, adjoining said House 

Also, Agreed with Francis Marshall to board Bez 1 Learned 
& Wife, for the term of One Year from the l l Day of next 
May, for fourteen Pounds 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives, 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the second Day of May AD 
1796 for the purpose of choosing One Representative, to 
represent them at the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened & held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May 
Instant 

It was voted to choose a Representative 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Representative' — > 



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[158] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the second Day of May AD 1796. for the purpose 
of transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
calling said Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz)< — » 
1* Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for said Meet- 
ing. 

2 d It was voted that the Selectmen be a Committee to search 
into the affair of M rs Catharine Everett, and that it be left 

with them to act discretionary respecting the same 

3 d It was voted to dismifs the third Article 

4 th It was voted to dismifs the fourth Article 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote, so far as to include 
all the Houses in Tainter's Lane (so called) as far as to 
include Moses Hagar's House, and that they be annex'd 
to the South-district* — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs, regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the second Day 
of May AD 1796, by Adjournment from the 15 th Day of 
last April, proceeded as follows (Viz) 

It was voted to grant Six hundred Dollars to support the 
poor this present Year 

It was voted that the Selectmen be empowered to draw an 
Order on the Treasurer, to pay the expence of the Accom- 
modations for the Alms-house, out of the rent of the fishery, 
& Hay scales*—-* 



[159] 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurers Accounts was read, & it appear'd that 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r 

Doll 5 C ts 

is charg'd with 5297,, 50„ 8 

And is credited with 5056,, 74„ 6 



Cash in the Treasury 240,, 76„ 2 

The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurer's 
Accounts to the 29 th Day of April AD 1796. As examined 
by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the same' — > 

William Hunt 1 

Francis Faulkner / Committee 



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139 



It was voted to accept the report of the Committee to 
examine the Town Treasurers Accounts*— 4 

As you may see on file*—* 

The Report of the Committee appointed to search the 
Records respecting the Town's purchase of Josiah Goddard 
of late Deceas'd, was read 

And it was voted that the Selectmen be impowered to 
afsist the Heirs of Josiah Goddard Deceas'd, (in receiving 
the balance which appears due to them) in such manner as 
they shall judge best 

It was voted to accept of Phinehas Jenison Jun r to serve as 
Sexton, instead of M r Phinehas Jenison. 

It was voted that the former Surveyors be directed to 
return their Lists to the present Surveyors, and if any of 
those old Taxes are not work'd out by the first Day of next 
June, then to be return'd to the Afsefsors & have them put 
in separate Columns in the Town Taxes. 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd' — > 



[160 J 

At a Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Watertown qualified by Law to vote in the Choice 
of Representatives upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in 
said Town on Monday the 16 th Day of May AD 1796, for 
the purpose of appointing One Grand Juror, & two Petit- 
Jurors to serve at the Circuit Court to be holden at Boston 
within & for our District of Mafsachusetts on the 7 th Day 
of June next — Col. Christopher Grant was drawn out of 
the Box, as a Grand Juror 

And Mefs" Jonas White Jun r & Jonathan Stone were drawn 
out of the Box as the Law directs, to serve as Petit Jurors — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 16 th Day 
of May AD 1796. They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay out of the Treasury, to the persons 
hereafternamed the several Sums annex'd their Names 
(Viz)--, 

DM 5 M. 

To the Committee appointed to repair thel 
Ministerial-barn J 116,, 66,, 6 



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To Abigail Goddard (including what you 
have paid her) in full for boarding Rachel 
Goddard from 4 th of last March to 5 th of 
April 



To Ditto for Ditto from the 5 th of April for 
the term of One Year, One Dollar & ten 
Cents V Week 



4„ 50„ 



[161] 

At the aforementioned Meeting the Selectmen & Afsefsors 
agreed to have the division of Districts for the Surveyors of 
Highways, to repair the Roads in the following manner 
(Viz)«-s 

Amos Bond Esq rs District to begin at Waltham Line on the 
Great-road, & come down on said Road to include Jeremiah 
Fowle, & all the roads South of said Road, down by the 
Saw-mill as far as Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson's Store 

Col. Moses Coolidge's District to begin at Cap 1 John 
Fowles, thence running down the Great-road to Cambridge 
Line & all the roads South of said road — Also to include 
Hubbard Rufsell, Simon Whitney & Nath 1 R. Whitney & 
the road as far as to the Middle School house — — 

Jonas Bond's District to begin at Menotomy Line & run 
over the Hill to the Middle School house, then to include 
James Bernard, thence running by said Bond's House down 
to Cambridge Line, & all the roads North of the Great- 
road— 

Peter Harrington's District to begin at Waltham Line West 
of his House & run down to the Middle School-house, Also 
to include the Widow Susanna Bright; And the road to 
include Ezekiel Whitney Jun r < — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives, upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on Monday the 13 th Day of June 
AD 1796 for the purpose of appointing two Petit Jurors to 
serve at the District Court now holden at Boston, within & 

for our District of Mafsachusetts 

Mefs rs Samuel Holt and 
Nath 1 Weld were drawn out of the Box as the Law directs — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld on Monday the 20 th Day of June AD 1796 They 



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appointed the following persons for Engine men (Viz) 
Mefs™ Jedidiah White, Joseph Mead, Daniel White, 
Charles Haley, & James Symmes instead of Mefs" Levi 
Morse, Artemas Murdock, David Rufsell, Joseph Cutter & 
Andrew White Jun* — » 



162 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
W T eld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the first Day of 
August AD 1796. They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay out of the Treasury to the several 
Persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz) 

Doll 5 c ts 

To William Bond (including what you have' 
paid him) which will be in full for supporting 
the poor from the V of last May to the V 
Day of next May 



To Ditto in full of his Acc* for repairing a 
Room in Cap 1 Craft's House, to be improv'd 
for a School for the South School-district in 
part of said District's proportion of Money 
for the Year 1795 J 

To Phinehas Jenison Jun r in full of his Ace 1 ' 
for digging a Grave, toling the Bell & at- 
tending the Funeral of Anna Rainger J 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Acc 1 for' 
Supplies delivered the poor to this Day J 



336,, 66 

9„ 77 

2„ 25 
4„ 50 



On the 5 th Day of September The Selectmen sold Anna 
Raingers Goods which with William Chenerys Note 
amounted to £31,, 0,, 6 

As you may see on file' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 19 th Day of 
September AD 1796. They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay out of the Treasury to the several 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz)' — > 

To Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc* to\ 

15 th Sep 1 Ins 4 j 19„ 61 

To Aaron Davis in full of his Ace* for a pairl 

of Shoes for Tabitha Learned J 1,, 33 



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To Elijah Bond in full of his Acc 1 for trouble) 

& Expence for the Funeral of Anna Raingerj 5„ — 

To Doctor Walter Hunnewell in full of his] 
Acc 1 for Medicine & Attendance on the poor[ 
to the 24 th of last August J 6„ 91 



[163] 

At the aforementioned Meeting; The Selectmen appro- 
bated the Persons hereafternamed, to receive Licence for 
Innholders & Retailers (Viz)< 

M r Samuel Wellington 
M r Nath 1 Weld 
M r Jon a Bird 



Innholders 



Maj r Moses White 
Cap 1 Dan 1 Jackson 
Cap 1 John George 
Cap 1 John Fowle 

M r Jer h Fowle \ Retailers 

M r James Robbins 
George Williams & C° 
M r John Durant Jun r 
M r John Remington J r 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the Choice of Representatives, upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 26 th Day of 
September AD 1796. for the purpose of appointing One 
Grand Juror, and two Petit Jurors to serve at the Supreme 
Judicial Court to be holden at Cambridge within & for the 
County of Middlesex, on the last Tuesday in October next. 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis was drawn out of the Box as a Grand 

Juror And Cap 1 Daniel Jackson & M r James Robbins 

were drawn out of the Box to serve as Petit Jurors 

At the Meeting aforesaid the Selectmen signed an Order 
on the Treasurer directing him to pay out of the Treasury 
to the persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd 
their Names (Viz)'— > 

Doll 5 c ts 

To M r Amos Livermore in full of his Acc 1 for] 
finding Materials & repairing the Ministe-[ 
rial-barn 39„ 34 



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To Cap 1 Benj a Hastings in full of his Acc fc 
for Labor at Ditto 




To M r Moses Chenery in full of his Acc 1 for 
Ditto 



67„ 59 



[164] 



October 18 th AD 1796 Amos Bond Esq r & M r Jon a Stone 
were sworn into the Office of Afsefsors by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk — And Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into said 
Office by Amos Bond Justice of the peace. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 24 th Day of 
October AD 1796 They appointed Ebenezer Seger a 
Searcher & Packer of barrelled Beef, Pork &c. for the 
ensuing Year — And he was sworn into said Office by 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Also the Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant for a 
Town meeting (Viz)' — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables 
of the Town of W r atertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachu setts, to notify and warn all the In- 
habitants of the said Town of Watertown duly qualified 
to vote for Representatives in the General Court of this 
Commonwealth (Viz) the Male Inhabitants of said Town 
being Twenty one Years of age, and resident in said Town 
for the space of One Year next preceding, having a free- 
hold Estate within said Town of the Annual Income of 
Three Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of Sixty Pounds, 
to afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town, on 
Monday the seventh Day of November next, being the 
first Monday in said Month, at Two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to give in their Votes for One Elector of Presi- 
dent, and Vice President of the United States 

Also To give in their Votes for a Representative of the People of 
said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United States, 
for the second Middle District'— > 



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[165] 



Also; You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-meetings (Viz) such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the seventh 
Day of November next, at Three of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to act on the following Articles (Viz)« — > 

l l To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose a Committee to ascertain 
what priviledges, or Estate, the Town may have to any 
Lands on Charles River, or adjoining thereto, or any Roads 
leading to the same, or act any thing thereon they may 
think proper 

3 d To know if the Town will make any alteration, in the 
School-districts, or School-houses, and act any thing 



Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk before the 
times appointed for said Meetings — Given under Our 
Hands & Seal, Dated at Watertown the 24 th Day of 
October, In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven 
hundred and Ninety six/ — - 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the Choice of Representatives upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 31 l Day of October 
AD 1796, for the purpose of appointing two Petit Jurors 
to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court now holden at 

Cambridge within & for the County of Middlesex. 

Also for appointing two Petit Jurors to serve at the Court 
of Common pleas & General Sefsions of the peace to be 



thereon 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Joseph Bright 
Jon a Stone 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



[166] 



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holden at Cambridge within & for the County of Middlesex, 

on the last Tuesday of November next 

Mefs rs Edmund Fowle & Eben r Kent were drawn out of the 
Box as the Law directs, to serve as Petit-Jurors at the 
Supreme Judicial Court 

And Mefs™ Robert Laffan & Joseph Peirce were drawn out 
of the Box as the Law directs, to serve as Petit-Jurors, at 
the Court of Common pleas & General Sefsions of the 
peace' — » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives to the General Court 
of this Commonwealth upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventh Day of November AD 1796, for the 
purpose of giving in their Votes for One Elector of President 
and Vice President, of the United States 

Also to give in their Votes for a Representative of the 
People of said Commonwealth, in the Congrefs of the 

United States, for the second Middle District The 

Selectmen presiding the Votes for Electors, were called for, 
brought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that the follow- 
ing Gentlemen, had the number of Votes annex'd their 
Names (Viz)' — > 



[167] 

For Electors of President & Vice Pres 1 

The Honb. Eleazer Brooks Esq r had 

The Honb. Ebenezer Bridge Esq. had 
For Representative 

The Honb. Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had 

The Honb. Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the seventh Day of November AD 1796, for the 
purpose of transacting the businefs as set forth in the 
Warrant for calling said Meeting proceeded as follows, 
(Viz)*-, 

l l Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for said Meeting. 

2 d It was voted to choose a Committee, to make search & 
ascertain what Priviledges, or Estate, the Town may have 
to any Lands on Charles River, or adjoining thereto, or 



— 44 Votes 

— 1 Vote' — > 

— 25 Votes 

— 20 Votes*—, 



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any Roads leading to the same, & make report at the next 
Town-meeting * — > 

[Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 

I M r Francis Faulkner 
Voted & chose for j Amos Bond Esq r 
said Committee* — > M r Edmund Fowle 

[Doctor Marshall Spring*— •> 

It was put to vote whether they would dismifs the third 
Article 

And the past in the Negative 

It was voted to postpone the further consideration of this 
Article 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday this Day 
fortnight, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this 
place — 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared Adjourn'd*— > 



[168] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 21 t Day of 
November AD 1796, by Adjournment from Monday the 
7 th Day of November Instant, proceeded as follows (Viz)<— > 

The Committees Report respecting making search & 
ascertaining what Priviledges, or Estate, the Town may 
have to any Lands, on Charles River, or adjoining thereto, 
or any Roads leading to the same, was read 

It was voted to accept the report of said Committee & that 
a further time be allow'd for said Committee to make 
further search of Records respecting the same 

It was voted that said Committee be empowered & di- 
rected to set up Land marks on any Land, that shall 
appear to be the property of the Town of Watertown. 
It was voted to choose a Committee to lay out a Public 
Landing place, between M r David Sanger's Land and the 
Mill Creek 

It was voted that the Selectmen be a Committee for the 
purpose aforesaid, & make report to the Town respecting 
the same at the next Town-meeting 



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It was voted that the Town be divided into three School 
Districts, as they were formerly divided by a Committee, 
appointed by the Town. 

It was voted that the Money granted by the Town for the 
support of Schools, be equally divided between the three 
Schools; & that the Selectmen be directed to order the 
Treasurer to pay to a Committee that shall be chosen by 
each District, each District's proportion of Money granted 
by the Town 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to next Monday at 

two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjournd<— 



[169] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 28 th Day of 
November AD 1796, by adjournment from the 21 1 Day of 
November Instant; proceeded as follows (Viz)*— ^ 

It was voted to grant the Sum of £225,, 5„ 10 in addition 
to the £100 granted in March last (to build a School-house 
in the West-district) to defray the Expence that the Com- 
mittee has contracted with M r Joseph Nixon, for finding 
Materials, for the Stones, for underpinning & for com- 
pleating said House; and for paying M r Sam 1 Wellington 
for the Land, on which the said School house now stands, & 
that M r Wellington give a Deed of said Land to the Town 
of Watertown, on receiving the Sum contracted for 

It was voted that Mefs" John Fowle, Nath 1 Bemis, Daniel 
Jackson, Sam 1 Wellington, Jonas White Jun r Moses White 
& James Robbins be empowered & directed to compleat 
the School-house according to the contract which they have 
made with M r Joseph Nixon, & that the expence of said 
House shall not exceed the Sum of £325,, 5„ 10 

It was voted to grant the Sum of £225. to build a School- 
house in the Middle-district; and that a Committee that 
shall be appointed by said District, to build said House be 
directed to get the underpinning done, as reasonably as 
they can, & lay their Accounts before the Town for ac- 
ceptance 

It was voted to grant the Sum of £125 (in Addition to the 
Sum of £100 granted by the Town) to build a School-house 



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in the East-district; and that a Committee that shall be 
appointed by said District, to build said House, be directed 
to get the underpinning done, as reasonably as they can, & 
lay their Accounts before the Town for acceptance 



[170] 

It was voted that all the Money granted by the Town, on 
this Day, for building School-houses be afsefsed, as soon as 
conveniently may be 

It was voted that the Treasurer be directed to pay the 
several Sums (granted for to build School-houses in the 
several Districts) to a Committee that shall by each 
District, they receipting for the Money 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolved< — » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 5 th Day of 
December AD 1796. They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay out of the Treasury, to the persons 
hereafternamed the several Sums annex'd their Names 
(Viz)<-> 

Doll s C ts 

To Cap 1 John Fowle & others a Committee] 
appointed to build a School house in the> 
West-district J 333,, 33„ T 3 ^ 

To M r Samuel Wellington in full for the) 

Land on which the West School-house stands / 222,, 22 

To Francis Marshall in part for boarding) 

Bez 1 Learned & Wife this present Year j 25„ — 

To Phin 9 Jenison Jun r in full of his Ace* for) 
digging a Grave & attending Spencer Sangers [ 
funeral J 1„ 82 

To Col. Moses Coolidge & others a Com- 
mittee for the East School district, said 
District's proportion of Money for the Year 
1796 



166,, 66 

To Phinehas Jenison in full of his Acc' for\ 
procuring Glafs &c. for the Meeting house — J 9„ 12 



Also, They appointed Joseph Jones a Searcher & Packer of 
barrelled Beef, Pork &c. for the ensuing Year. And he was 



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sworn into said Office, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 
Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)' — j 



[171] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon, one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S f You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified 
by Law to vote in Town meetings (Viz) such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll, or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the Nine- 
teenth Day of December Instant, at Two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon, to act on the following Articles, (Viz). 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will reconsider their Votes pafs'd at a 
Town meeting held on the twenty eighth Day of November 
last, respecting the raising so large a Sum of Money for 
building School houses in said Town, and to see if they 
cannot devise a cheaper method for supplying said Town, 
with three convenient School-houses, and to act any thing 
thereon they may think proper 

Hereof fail not, 6c make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen, or Town Clerk before the 
time appointed for said Meeting. Given under our Hands & 
Seal; Dated at Watertown the fifth Day of December, In 
the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred & 
Ninety six' — , 

Amos Bond Selectmen 
Nath 1 Bemis \ for 
Moses Coolidge Watertown' — > 



[172] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders &: other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the 
Nineteenth Day of December AD 1796, for the purpose of 
transacting the businel's as set forth in the Warrant for 
calling said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz/ — > 

\ l Voted & chose Amos Bond Moderator for said Meeting. 



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It was voted to dismifs the second Article- 
It was voted to difsolve this Meeting- 



And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolved* — > 

December 28 th AD 1796. The Selectmen signed an Order 
on the Treasurer directing him to pay out of the Treasury 
to the Rev d Richard R. Eliot the Sum of Three hundred & 
Thirty three Dollars, Thirty three Cents, and three Mills 
(quarterly as it shall become due) which will be in full for 
his present Year's Salary, beginning the 7 th Day of last 
May 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the second Day 
of January AD 1797. They appointed the several persons 
hereafter named Engine-men (Viz)*— > 



Mefs r8 Israel Cook 

Stephen Tuttle 
Sam 1 Holt 
Francis Spurr 
Thomas Harding 
Aaron Davis 
Eli as Twifs 
Blake Sparhawk 
Joseph Turner 



James Simmons 
John Merchant 
Sam 1 Wellington Jun* 
William Bond 
Joseph Rufsell Jun r 
Lemuel Whitney 
Elisha Dana 
James Learned 
Nathaniel Rufsell' — > 



[173] 

At the aforementioned Meeting, the Selectmen signed an 
Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay out of the 
Treasury to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— 



To Abigail Jenison (including what you have] 
paid her) in full of her Ace' for boarding \ 
Tabitha Learned four Weeks in sicknefs — j 

To Cap* Abner Craft in full of his Acc 1 for 
a Room improv'd for a School-house in the 
South-district 1/3 of said Sum to be con- 
sidered as the Middle-districts part of 
Money, and two thirds of said Sum, as the 
West-district's part 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Ace* 
for keeping School in said District 3 Months, 
& 15 Days, (One third of said Sum, as the 
Middle-districts part of Money, & two 
thirds of said Sum, as the West-districts 
part) 



Doll s C is 



6„ 66 



7„ 25 



72„ 50 



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To Amos Livermore & others a Committee 
appointed by the East School-district to 
build a School-house in said District 

To Jon a Stone & others a Committee ap- 
pointed by the Singers, for defraying the Ex- 
pence of a Singing-school in the Year 1795 — 



333,, 33 



20„ 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 6 th Day of 
February AD 1797. They agreed to have a Meeting of the 
Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & Waltham, at the 
House of M r Benj a Bird Innholder in Waltham, on Monday 
the 20 th Day of February Instant for the purpose of 
settling & Adjusting the Charge for the repairs of the 
Great-bridge, over Charles River in Watertown since the 
last Adjustment, & directed their Clerk to give them 
Notice of said Meeting, which was accordingly done*— » 



[174] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston, & 
Waltham, at the House of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in 
Waltham on Monday the 20 th Day of February AD 1797. 
for the purpose of settling & Adjusting the Charge which 
has arisen for the repairs of the Great-bridge, over Charles 
River in Watertown since the last Adjustment 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting, to Tuesday the 14 th 
Day of next March, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, 
at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared Adjourn'd 

The Treasurer paid Benjamin Bird fifty eight Cents, for the 
Selectmens Expence at said Meeting' — » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 27 th Day of 
February AD 1797. They agreed to have the Annual 
Town-meeting on Monday the 13 th Day of next March, at 
Nine of the Clock, in the Forenoon; and ifsued a Warrant 
to M r Thomas Clark Constable, to warn said Meeting 
(Viz)*-* 



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[175] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Thomas Clark one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown who are qualified by Law to vote in Town- 
affairs, to meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house 
in said Town on Monday the thirteenth Day of March 
next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon for the following 
purposes (Viz). 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town-Officers required to be chosen in the 
Month of March, and April Annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton and agree how he shall be paid for his 
Service 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 
Year 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 
grant Money to pay the same, or act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge. 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, or act any thing 
thereon 

9 th To agree how the Fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

10 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts. 

11 th To hear the Accounts of those Persons the Town is in- 
debted to, or act any thing thereon 

12 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, or act any thing 
thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will grant any Money for the en- 
couragement of singing, or act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will sell any Pews in Watertown 
Meeting-house (which revert to the Town) and act any 
thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will procure a Herse, & Pall, and act 
any thing thereon 



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[176] 

16 th To know if the Town will hear the request of Jonathan 
Brown Esq r respecting an Omission in his Credit, as a late 
Treasurer, and act any thing thereon 

17 th To know if the Town will sell any Land (or straiten the 
Line) adjoining Shearmans Pond (so called) and act any 
thing thereon 

18 th To know if the Town will sell any Land, adjoining the 
Land of Jonathan Stone, and act anything thereon 

19 th To know if the Town will abate any Persons Taxes, in 
Deacon Jedidiah Leathes List, and act any thing thereon — 

Also You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants in said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in the Choice of Representatives, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the thirteenth Day of March next, at two of the 
Clock in the Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County 
Treasurer. 

You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
M r Nathaniel Weld on Friday the tenth Day of March next, 
at three of the Clock P M. Hereof fail not and make return 
of this Warrant, and your doings thereon to the Selectmen 
or Town Clerk before the times appointed for said Meetings. 
Dated at Watertown this twenty seventh Day of February, 
In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand seven hundred & 
Ninety seven 

Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Joseph Bright 
Jon a Stone 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown* 



[177] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on the 10 th Day of March 
AD 1797; They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay out of the Treasury to the several Persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their Names 
(Viz).--, 

Doll 5 C ts 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for paying Isaac] 
Taylor for boarding his Wife's Child to the?- 
Year 1795 13„ 33 



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Doll s c ts 



To Ditto for Cash paid Abigail Jenison for) 
the support of her Daughter Lucy Jenison & \ 
Child 11„ 



To Ditto for Cash paid Deacon John Sander- 
son Treas r for Waltham, Watertown's part 
of the Charge of Abigail Ball to the 20 th of 
June 1796 . 



30„ 99 



To Ditto for Cash paid Benjamin Bird for) 
Selectmen's Expence at said Meeting / — „ 67 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Weld for] 
Selectmen's Expence in the sale of Anna[ 
Rainger's Goods J 4„ 16 



To Ditto for paying Nath 1 Stone's Premium] 
for collecting State, County & Town Taxes [ 
in 1795 38„ 9 



To Abigail Jenison (including what has been] 
paid her 50 Cents Week for boarding her> 
Daughter's Child J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Benja-] 
min Bird for Selectmen's Expence on the[ 
20 th of last February j — „ 58 

To Ditto for paying Isaac Taylor in full for) 
boarding his Wife's Child to the Year 1796/ 13„ 33 

To the Selectmen for their Expences in 1795 16„ 66 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Acc fc for) 

his Service as an Afsefsor in 1795 / 9„ 33 

To Jon a Stone in full of his Acc 1 for Ditto — 9„ 33 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Ditto J 12„ — 

To Ditto in full for his Service as Treasurer 
in 1795 



} 35„- 



To the Committee to build the Alms-house) 

in full J 10„ 66 

To Jon a Stone & others a Committee ap-] 
pointed by the Singers to defray the Expence [ 
of a Singing school J 40„ — 

To Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis in full of his Ace* 6„ 74 

To Col. Moses Coolidge in full of his Ace* — 6„ 74 



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1 Vv \ r\r\& ^♦■/■vtK* in fiill r hie A/'rt 

10 J on uLunc in lull ui nio all 




4 


DO 


To Cap 4 Benj a Hastings in full of his Ace* 


— 


3„ 


97 


To William Bond in full of his Acc 1 
Supplies del d the poor 


forj 


13„ 


61 


To Edmund Fowle in full of his Acc 1 
Seines for the fishery 


forj 


75„ 


74 


To Leathe & Spur in full of their Acc 1 
repairing the Engine 


forj 


5„ 


79 



[178] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the 13 th Day of March AD 1797, for the Choice 
of Town Officers & other Affairs as set forth in the Warrant 
for calling said Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz)*—. > 
Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator for said 
Meeting 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk; & he was 
sworn into said Office by Amos Bond Justice of the peace — 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer*— » 

William Hunt Esq r 
M r James Robbins 
Maj r Moses White 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
M r Francis Faulkner 

(Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Voted & chose for \ M r Francis Faulkner 
Afsefsors* — > (Maj r Eben r Kent 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to three of the Clock 

this Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared Adjourn'd 

In the Afternoon the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in the Choice of 
Representatives upon due Warning given regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town for the 

purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer, 
were call'd for, brought in sorted & counted & it appeared 
that the Honb. Eben r Bridge Esq r had forty five Votes 



Voted & chose for 
Selectmen*— > 



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Then the Meeting was open'd by Adjournment from the 
Forenoon, & proceeded as follows (Viz) 5 — > 



Voted & chose for 
Constables' — > 



Voted & chose for 
Fence-viewers 



Voted & chose for 
Sealers of Leather 

Voted & chose for 
Tythingmen 



f Doctor Marshall Spring 
\ William Hunt Esq r 

Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
M r Adam Brown 
M r William Bond 
M r Richard Richardson 
Cap 1 Joseph Bright 

M r David Livermore 

M r Israel Cook & was excus'd 

M r Richard Sanger 

M r Joseph Jones 
M r Nath 1 Weld 



It was voted to choose four Surveyors of Highways 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of 
Highways 



Voted & chose fo 
Howards* — » 



Voted & chose-for 
Hogreeves* — » 



Doctor Marshall Spring & was excus'd 

M r Samuel Wellington 

M r Jon a Bird 

Lieu 1 Eben r Chenery 

Deacon Daniel Whitney 

fMefs" Daniel Coolidge 

Richard Richardson 
Amos Livermore Jun r 

M r Francis Faulkner 
M r James Robbins 
Maj r Moses W 7 hite 
Maj r Eben r Kent 



1 



Voted & chose for 
Clerks of the Market 



M r Joseph Peirce 
Cap 1 John George 



180 



Voted & chose for 
Measurers of Wood 



Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 
M r Samuel Holt 

Cap 1 Daniel Jackson & was excus'd 
M r Samuel White 
M r Andrew Blackman 



Voted & chose for Cull- /Mefs rs Samuel Holt 
ers of Hoops & Staves \ Joseph Jones 



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Voted & chose for Mefs" David Sanger 

Surveyors of Timber \ Joseph Nixon 

[Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Cap 1 John Fowle 
Voted & chose for \ Col. Moses Coolidge & was excus'd 
Firewards j M r Edmund Fowle 

M r Leonard Bond 
M r Adam Brown' — > 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound-keeper 

Voted & chose Phinehas Jenison Jun r Sexton 

It was voted to choose two more Firewards 

Voted & chose for fMefs™ Francis Faulkner 
Firewards' — > \ Nath 1 Weld 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to contract 
with Phinehas Jenison Jun r for his pay, & direct him in 
his Duty as Sexton 

It was voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing 
Year 

It was voted to grant 500 Dollars for the support of Schools 
the ensuing Year 

It was voted that the Money granted for the Support of 
Schools be expended in the same way & manner as it was 
the last Year 

6 th Article Was voted to be postponed to the Adjournment 
of this Meeting 



[181] 

It was voted to choose one more Surveyor of Timber 

Voted &c chose M r William Bond Surveyor of Timber 

7 th Article Was voted to be postponed to the Adjournment 
of this Meeting 

It was voted that the Highway Tax be afsefsed in the same 

way & manner as it was the last Year 

It was voted to grant One Dollar ^ Day for a Man's 
Labor at the Highways, & the same price for a good Team — 
It was voted that the Afsefsors be directed to make the 

Highway Tax & proceed agreeable to the late Law 

It was voted to let the fishery in the same way as it was the 
last Year 

It was voted to let out the fishery this Evening at M r 
Nath 1 Weld's House' — > 



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Voted & chose for a [William Hunt Esq r 
Committee to examine] M r Edmund Fowle 
the Town Treas r ' 8 Acc t3 [M r Thomas Clark 

It was voted to postpone the Allowance of Accounts to the 

Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to grant forty Dollars for the encouragement 

of a Singing-school the ensuing Year 

The report of the Committee appointed to lay out a Public 
Landing-place on Charles River was read & is as follows 
(Viz). 

To the Town of Watertown*— > 

Gentlemen, 

Your Committee appointed at your Meeting holden on 
the seventh Day of November 1796, for the purpose of 
laying out a Public Landing place on Charles River; Beg 
leave to report that they have attended that Service and 
have laid out said Landing-place, and bounded it as follows, 
(Viz) Northerly on the Great County-road, leading from 
the Great-bridge to Charlestown; Easterly partly on a 
Road or Town-way leading to the House of John Sanger, 
partly on David Sangers Wharf, and partly on John 
Sanger's Wharf, South westerly and Southerly on the 

Channel in Charles River, and on the Mill-Creek 

All which is humbly submitted by* — » 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
As you may see on file*—-* Nath 1 Bemis 



Committee 



Joseph Bright 
Jon a Stone 

It was voted to postpone the acceptance of said Report to 
the Adjournment of this Meeting 



[182] 

The Report of the Committee appointed for ascertaining 
what Lands the Town owns adjoining Charles River, or 
Ways leading thereto was read, & is as follows (Viz), 

To the Town of Watertown*— > 

Gentlemen, 

Your Committee appointed at your Meeting holden on 
the seventh Day of November 1796, for the purpose of 
ascertaining what Lands the Town owns adjoining Charles 
River or Ways leading thereto — Beg leave to report that 
they have attended that Service and find that the Town 
have a Way by their Records into Charles River between 



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the Land of M r David Sanger and the Mill Creek; they also 
find that there is a Town-way leading from Jenison's Lane 
(so called) to the Flats of four Rods wide laid out by the 

Town in the Year sixteen hundred & thirty nine. 

Your Committee also find that the Town in selling a piece 
of Common Land adjoining said Road to Israel Mead in 
the Year seventeen hundred & forty four, have bounded him 
at High water Mark, reserving to themselves all the Beech 
from Highwater Mark from the Road leading into the 
River, until it comes to the Corner of Samuel Jenison's 
Land — All which is humbly submitted by< — > 



It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee 

And that the Selectmen be directed to keep open said 
Road 

It was voted to accept of the Pew in Watertown Meeting- 
house, that was formerly Cap 1 Edward Harrington's 
Deceas'd, and that the Persons appearing, & owning the 
Property, be paid the prime cost for said Pew, on giving 
a Deed thereof to the Town 



It was voted to choose a Committee to see what Pews there 
are in Watertown Meeting-house which revert to the Town 
according to the settlement of the Pews; and make report 
to the Town respecting the same at the Adjournment of 
this Meeting*-—* 



It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to procure a 
decent Herse & Pall for the Dead, and lay the Accounts 
before the Town for acceptance at the Adjournment of 
this Meeting 

It was voted that the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurers Accounts be directed to examine the 
Records, and see if any thing is due to Jonathan Brown 
Esq r as late Treasurer and if they find there is any thing 
due; the Treasurer is directed to draft an Order on the 
Collector to pay the same 



As you may see on file 1 



Amos Bond 
Edmund Fowle 
Marshall Spring 
Nath 1 Bemis 



Committee 



[183] 




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It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this 
place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 13 th of 
March AD 1797 

They agreed to lease the Fishery the ensuing Year, under 

the same restrictions as it was the last Year And it was 

put up at Public-Auction and struck of to Jonas Wood for 

Three hundred & forty three Dollars 

The Hay-scales were put up at Public Auction until next 
March Meeting Day & were struck of to Edmund Fowle 
for fifty two Dollars 

Jonas Wood paid Eighteen Dollars as earnest Money for 
the Fishery 



[184] 

The East List of State, County, Town & Minister's Taxes 

d 

were put up & struck of to David Stone for /9 l A $ Pound 
The West List of State, County, Town & Ministers Taxes 

d 

were put up & struck of to Edmund Fowle for /ll $ Pound 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in 
said Town, on the Evening of the 13 th of March AD 1797 
for the purpose of appointing One Petit Juror to serve on 
the Petit Jury at the Courts of Common pleas & Gen 1 
Sefsions of the peace to be holden at Concord within & for 
the County of Middlesex on the Monday next preceding 
the third Tuesday in March Instant — And Samuel Coolidge 
was drawn out of the Box as the Law directs 

Then the following Town-Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices hereafter mentioned to which they were 
chosen on this Day — (Viz)< — > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney, M r Francis Faulkner & Maj r Eben r 
Kent, Afsefsors, by Amos Bond Justice of the peace 

And the following Town Officers were sworn into the several 
Offices by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk— (Viz)<—» 



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Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis, Mefs™ Adam Brown, William Bond, 
Richard Richardson & Cap 1 Joseph Bright Fence-viewers. — 
Mefs" Samuel Wellington, Jonathan Bird, & Deacon 

Daniel Whitney, Surveyors of Highways 

Mefs rs Daniel Coolidge & Richard Richardson, Howards. 
Deacon Jedidiah Leathe & M r Sam 1 Holt Measurers of 
Wood 

M r Sam 1 Holt Culler of Hoops & Staves 

M r Joseph Nixon & William Bond Surveyors of Timber 



[185] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, of Watertown, Weston, & 
Waltham at the House of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in 
Waltham on Tuesday the 14 th Day of March AD 1797 for 
the purpose of settling & adjusting the Charge which had 
arisen for repairing the Bridge over Charles River the Year 
past 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to Friday the 31 1 Day 
of March Instant at three of the Clock in the Afternoon at 
this place — And the Meeting was accordingly declared 
adjournd*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen & Afsefsors at the House of 
M r Nath 1 W 7 eld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 
17 th Day of March AD 1797 They agreed to have the 
Surveyors of Highway's Districts in the following manner 
(Viz)*-. 

Samuel Wellington's District begin at Waltham Line on the 
Great-road & come down said Road & include John Tucker 
& Joseph Peirce & the Road to Tredeway's Bridge (so 
called); Also including the Road South of said Great-road 
as far down as to include William Hunt Esq r & James 
Robbins 

Jonathan Birds District to begin at Cambridge Line on the 
Great-road & come up said Road as far as Tredeway's- 
bridge & all the Roads South of said Road; & the Road up 
to the Middle School-house; Also the Roads beyond the 
Great-bridge to Newton Line — 

Ebenezer Chenery's District to begin at Menotomy Line & 
run over the Hill to the Middle School-house, thence to 
include James Bernard, thence running by Leonard & 
Jonas Bond's House, down to Cambridge, & all the Roads 
North of the Great-road 



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Deacon Daniel Whitney's District to begin at Waltham 
Line West of Peter Harrington's House, & run down to the 
Middle School-house; Also to include the Widow Susanna 
Bright; And the Road running by Ezekiel Whitney Jun r 
House to the Great-road 



Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)< — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
Twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a Freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the Annual Income of 
Three Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the third Day of April next, at two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor 
Lieutenant Governor, and Senators, and Counsellors, agree- 
able to the Constitution of said Commonwealth. — Hereof 
fail not and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen or Town Clerk before the time 
appointed for said Meeting. — Given under our Hands & 
Seals at Watertown this seventeenth Day of March, In 
the Year of Our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred & 
Ninety seven*— > 



March 29 th AD 1797 Lieu 1 Ebenezer Chenery was sworn 
into the Office of Surveyor of High-ways by Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham at the House of M r Benjamin Bird Innholder in 
Waltham on Friday the 31* Day of March AD 1797 by 

adjournment It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to 

this place to Monday three Weeks from next Monday, at 
three of the Clock in the Afternoon — And the Meeting 
was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 



[186] 



William Hunt 
James Robbins 
Moses White 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown*— > 



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163 



18' 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives upon due Warning 
given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in 
said Town on Monday the third Day of April AD 179" for 
the purpose of giving in their Votes for a Governor, Lieu- 
tenant Governor, Senators £x Counsellors; The Selectmen 
presiding the Votes for Governor were called for, brought 
in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that the following 
Gentlemen had the number of Votes annex'd their Names 
(Viz) 5 -* 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 67 Votes 

For Governor Honb. Increase Sumner Esq r had 24 

Honb. James Sullivan Esq r had 8 

Honb. John Brooks Esq r had — 1 Vote 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 29 Votes 

For Lieutenant Honb. James Bowdoin Esq r had 16 

Governor*""* \ Honb. Increase Sumner Esq r had 9 

Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 6 

Honb. James Sullivan Esq r had 3 

Honb. Eleazer Brooks Esq r had 80 

Hcnb. Eben r Bridge Esq r had — 80 

Honb. Daniel Whitney Esq r had 54 

Jonathan Hale Esq r had 8 

Aaron Hill Esq r had 48 

Timothv Bielow Esq r had 28 

William Hull Esq r had — 20 — 
Doctor Marshall Spring had — 1 Vote 
Stephen Dana Esq r had 1 Vote 



For Senators & 
Counsellors' — > 



[188] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-arTairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the third Day of 
April AD 1797 by Adjournment from the 13 :h Day of last 
March and proceeded as follows (Viz) 5 — , 

It was voted to excuse Doctor Marshall Spring from serving 
as Constable 

Voted &c chose Cap 1 John George Constable 

Voted 6c chose William Chenery Constable 

It was voted to excuse Richard Sanger from serving as 
Sealer of Leather 



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Voted & chose Aaron Davis Sealer of Leather 

It was voted to excuse David Livermore from serving as 
Sealer of Leather 

Voted & chose Benjamin Tainter Sealer of Leather 



It was voted to excuse Nath 1 Weld from serving as Tything- 

man, & chose Moses Hagar in his stead 

Voted & chose William Leathe & Enoch Hide Hogreeves, 

instead of James Robbins & Francis Faulkner 

It was voted to choose four Afsefsors in addition to the 

three that were chosen & sworn in last March 

William Leathe & Enoch Hide were sworn into the Office of 
Hogreeves, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk* — > 

Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
Jonathan Stone 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
Leonard Bond* — > 

Amos Bond Esq r Jon a Stone, Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis & Leonard 
Bond were sworn into the Office of Afsefsors, by Nath 1 R. 

Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 



Voted & chose for 
Afsefsors* 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to May Meeting Day 

at four of the Clock in the Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd<— -> 



[189] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the third Day 

of April AD 1797 They let the Wharf in Cambridge 

belonging to the Town of Watertown to Cap 1 Samuel 
Fowle for the term of One Year for two Dollars & thirty 
three Cents 

Cap 1 John George was sworn into the Office of Clerk of the 

Market And Joseph Jones was sworn into the Offices of 

Tythingman & Culler of Hoops & Staves, by Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Clerk 

The Selectmen agreed that a new Seine be provided for 
those who hired the Fishery the Year ensuing. And that 
fifty Dollars be allowed them for that purpose; that the 
former Seines be mended & repaired without calling for 

any further Sum & return'd to the Town. 

Also agreed with Abigail Goddard to board Rachel Goddard 
from the 5 th Day of April Instant for the term of One Year 
for One Dollar & twenty Cents ^ Week 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the tenth Day 
of April AD 1797 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay out of the Treasury to the several 
persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz) 5 — > 

Doll s c ts 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Nath 1 ] 
Weld for Selechnens Expence in letting }► 



Hay-scales & Fishery J 3„ 84 

To Ditto for Cash paid Benj a Bird for) 
Seleclmens Expence j 1,, 33 

To Joseph Nixon in full of his Acc* for) 

making three Guide-posts / 12,, — 



To Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full of his AccM 

for Supplies delivered the poor to this Day/ 6„ 29 

To Samuel Wellington in full for his Pre-] 
mium for collecting, State, Countv & Town \ 
Taxes in 1795 J 82„ 13 

To Phinehas Jenison Jun r in full for his) 

Service as Sexton last Year J 20,, — 



[190] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 17 th Day of 
April AD 1797 They agreed with Cap 1 Thomas Wellington 

to let him have the Improvement of the Alms-house, 

in said Town, and the Land belonging to said Town, ad- 
joining said House & support the Widow Deliverance 
Whitney, Benjamin Whitney, Ruth Maddox, Samuel 
Jenison & Wife, Mary Learned, John Stearns & Wife, Lucy 
Jenison's Child & Thomas Prentice's Wife, for the term of 
One Year, from the first Day of next May; and he is to 
receive & be entitled to all the Labor which can be reason- 
ably expected & had of the said poor persons 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)' — , 

Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon one cf the Constables, 

of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town, being twenty one 



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Years of age, and resident in said Town for the space of 
One Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate within 
said Town, of the Annual Income of three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the first Day of 
May next, at two O'Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose 
of choosing One, or more Representatives to represent them 
at the General Court appointed to be convened and held at 

Boston on the last Wednesday of May next. Hereof fail 

not and make return of this Warrant to the Selectmen before 
the time appointed for said Meeting. Given under Our 
Hands & Seals at said Watertown the seventeenth Day of 
April, In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand seven hun- 
dred & Ninety seven.* — > 

William Hunt 

James Robbins \ Selectmen for 
Nath 1 R. Whitney J Watertown* — > 



[191] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham at the House of Benjamin Bird Innholder in 
Waltham on Monday the 24 th Day of April AD 1797, by 
Adjournment from the 31 fc Day of last March, for the 
purpose of settling & adjusting the Charge which had arisen 
for the repairs of the Bridge over Charles River in Water- 
town since the last Adjustment* — > 

Doll 5 C ts 

Watertown's Account being 92,, 70 



Watertown's part is 32,, 94 

Weston's Ditto 29 „ 39 

Waltham's Ditto 30„ 37 



92„ 70 

The proportion of the Charge being thus made out, the 
Selectmen of Weston & Waltham declined paying their 
proportionable part of said Charge. 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according 
to the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the first Day of May AD 
1797, for the purpose of choosing One Representative 



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The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Representative 
were called for, brought in sorted & counted, and it ap- 
peared that Doctor Marshall Spring was chosen 

Doctor Marshall Spring declin'd serving as a Representative 
And the Inhabitants brought in their Votes for a Repre- 
sentative 

It was put to vote to know whether the Town will adjourn 
this Meeting; And the Vote pafs'd in the Negative 

The Votes for a Representative were called for, brought in, 
sorted & counted & it appeared that Amos Bond Esq r was 
chosen; And declin'd serving as a Representative' — » 



[192] 

The Votes for a Representative were called for, brought in, 

sorted & counted And it appear'd that M r Edmund 

Fowle was chosen; And he declin'd serving 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the first Day of 
May AD 1797 by Adjournment from the third Day of last 
April; and proceeded as follows (Viz)* — » 

It was voted to excuse Cap 1 John George from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Jonas White Jun r Constable— 

It was voted to excuse Jonas White Jun r from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Samuel Wellington Constable 

It was voted to excuse Samuel Wellington from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Cap 1 John Fowle Constable 

It was voted to excuse Cap 1 John Fowle from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Cap 1 Daniel Jackson Constable 

It was voted to excuse Cap 1 Daniel Jackson from serving as 
Constable 

It was voted that the Town will in future, take the eldest 
person in each List of Taxes that have not serv'd as Con- 
stables, & go on in rotation, to choose for Constables 

It was voted to postpone the Choice of Constables until 
the Adjournment of this Meeting 



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It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to this Day fortnight 

at three of the Clock in the Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — » 



[193] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said 
Town on Monday the first Day of May AD 1797 for the 
purpose of appointing two Grand Jurors & two Petit 
Jurors to serve at the Circuit Court to be holden at Boston, 

within & for our District, on the first Day of June next 

Mefs ra Adam Brown & William Stone were drawn out of 

the Box as the Law directs to serve as Grand Jurors 

And Cap 1 Luke Bemis & Cap 1 Joseph Bright were drawn 
out of the Box to serve as Petit Jurors 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the fifth Day of 
May AD 1797 They ifsued the following Warrant (Viz> — » 
Middlesex fs: To M r Joseph Nixon one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting. — 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age, and resident in said Town for the space of One Year 
next preceding, having a freehold Estate within said Town 
of the Annual Income of Three Pounds, or any Estate to 
the Value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the fifteenth Day of May 
Instant, at two O'Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of 
choosing One Representative, to represent them at the 
General Court appointed to be convened and held at Boston 

on the last Wednesday of May Instant. Hereof fail 

not &c. 



[194] 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town meetings, (Viz). Such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll or Polls a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 



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Public Meeting-house in said Town, on Monday the said 
fifteenth Day of May Instant, at three O'Clock in the 
Afternoon to act on the following Articles, (Viz)<— > 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will appoint an Agent, or Agents to 
appear before the General Court, to answer to the Petition 
of the Town of Weston, respecting their being exempt from 
paying their proportion, for the maintenance of the Bridge 
over Charles River in Watertown, or act any thing thereon. 

3 d To know if the Town will appoint an Agent, or Agents to 
appear at the General Sefsions of the peace, or any other 
Court to defend the Town against any Indictment or pre- 
sentment against said Town for not widening or repairing 
the Bridge over Charles River, or act any thing thereon. — 

4 th To know if the Town will comply with the proposals of 
M r John Bullard respecting his payment of his Taxes to 
the Town, or act any thing thereon. 

5 th To know if the Town will direct their Treasurer to advance 
Money to pay Cap 1 Daniel Jackson's Account for repairing 

the Bridge over Charles River, & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant to the 
Selectmen before the times appointed for said Meetings. 
Given under Our Hands and Seals at said Watertown the 
fifth Day of May, In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand 
seven hundred & Ninety seven* — > 



Also, Col. Moses Coolidge delivered the three following 
Notifications (Viz)<— > 

Gentlemen, These are to inform you that on the 23 d Day 
of last March I took into my Family a Man by the Name of 
Daniel Coolidge, who came from Cambridge whose Cir- 
cumstances are unknown to me 

Also, These are to inform you that on the 9 th Day of May 
last, I took into my Family, a Young Woman by the Name 
of Rebecca Porter who came last from Lexington, whose 

Circumstances are unknown to me 

Also, These are to inform you that on the V Day of April 
Instant, I took into my Family, a Boy by the Name of 




Selectmen 
for 

Watertown" 



[195] 



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William Vose who came from Dedham & appears to be in 
low Circumstances 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Watertown April 27 th 1797<— > 

As you may see on file' — > 



[196] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according to 
the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
to the General Court of this Commonwealth upon due 
Warning given regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the 15 th Day of May AD 
1797, for the purpose of choosing One Representative the 
Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Representative were 
called for, brought in, sorted & counted & it appeared that 
Amos Bond Esq 1 " was chosen. 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs, upon due Warning given, regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the 15 th Day of May AD 1797 by Adjournment 
from the Y Day of May Instant, proceeded as follows (Viz) 

Voted & chose William Leathe Constable 

Benjamin Tainter was sworn into the Office of Sealer of 

Leather And Amos Livermore Jun r was sworn into the 

Office of Howard, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted to excuse Aaron Davis from serving as Sealer 
of Leather 

Voted & chose Richard Sanger Sealer of Leather 

Cap 1 John George was sworn into the Office of Clerk of the 
Market, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted to excuse Phinehas Jenison Jun r from serving 
as Sexton 

Voted & chose Paul Learned Sexton 

It was voted to grant Paul Learned twenty Dollars for his 
Service as Sexton the ensuing Year 

It was voted to grant three hundred Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year 

It was voted to grant forty Dollars to repair the Great- 
bridge the ensuing Year 



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[197] 

S 

It was voted to grant Amos Bond Esq r 4/ ^ Day for 
Eighteen Day's Service as an Afsefsor last Year 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote 

It was voted to grant Amos Bond Esq r Eighteen Dollars for 
his Service as an Afsefsor last Year 

It was voted to grant Jonathan Stone Eighteen Dollars in 
full of his Acc 1 for Ditto 

It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney twenty two Dollars 
in full of his Acc 1 for Ditto 

It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney forty Dollars for his 
Service as Treasurer last Year 

It was voted to grant the Selectmen 16 Doll s 66 Cents for 
their Expences last Year 

It was voted that James Simmons's Account be referred to 
the Selectmen 

The Report of the Committee appointed for the purpose of 
laying out a Public Landing-place on Charles River was 
read. 

And it was voted not to accept the Report of said Com- 
mittee 

David Sanger proposed to give to the Town a Deed of a 

*pafsway to the River of two Rods wide, 

to be reserv'd by the Inhabitants of Watertown for a 
Landing-place forever 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to lay out a 
Landing-place, and take a Deed of said Land to the Town, 
agreeable to David Sangers proposal 

It was voted to reconsider their Vote pafs'd to pay to the 
Claimers of the Pew formerly Cap 1 Edward Harrington's 
Deceas'd, by their giving a Deed to the Town, & that they 
be paid, by giving a Receipt for the same 

It was voted to choose a Committee to inspect the selling 
any Lands, or straightening the Line adjoining Shearman's 
Pond (so called) & make report to the Town< — > 

fM r Amos Livermore 
Voted & chose for j M r Samuel White 
said Committee [Col. Moses Coolidge 



Editorial Note.- 



— Space left blank in original script. 



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[198] 

It was voted that the foregoing Committee be directed also 
to inspect the Land, adjoining Land of Jonathan Stone & 
make report to the Town 

It was voted that Deacon Jedidiah Leathe's List of Taxes 
be referred to the Selectmen 

It was voted to grant Richard Clark in full of his Account 
for John J. Salge's Tax allowing him Interest on said Ac- 
count from the time of said Clarks settling his Taxes with 
the Treasurer amounting to Eight Dollars & Ninety eight 
Cents 

Voted & chose for Collectors of Taxes Mefs" David Stone & 
Edmund Fowle 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to this Day fortnight 

at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this place And 

the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the 15 th Day of May AD 1797 for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

V Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator — 

2 d It was voted to choose three Agents to appear before the 
General Court to answer to the Petition of the Town of 
Weston respecting their being exempt from paying their 
proportion for the maintenance of the Bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown*—^ 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for j Amos Bond Esq r 
said Agents* — > (Nath 1 R. Whitney 



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3 d It was voted to choose three Agents to appear at the 
General Sefsions of the peace, or any other Court, to defend 
the Town of Watertown against any Indictment, or pre- 
sentment against said Town for not widening, or repairing 
the Bridge over Charles River in Watertown* — » 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for < M r Francis Faulkner 
said Agents' — » [Nath 1 R. Whitney 



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It was voted that the Treasurer be empowered & directed 
to take two Notes of hand of John Bullard as was proposed 

by him, that he may be liberated from his Confinement ■ 

It was voted that the Treasurer be directed to pay Cap 1 
Daniel Jackson's Account for repairing the Bridge over 

Charles River the Year past 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney an Agent in behalf of the 
Town, to call upon the Towns of Weston & Waltham to 
settle their proportionable part of the Charge for repairing 
the Bridge over Charles River in Watertown the Year 
past, and in case they neglect to pay said proportion, then 
to commence an Action in Law for the recovery of the same, 

& to prosecute to final Judgment & Execution 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to this Day fortnight, 

at five of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this place- And 

the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 29 th Day of 
May AD 1797, by Adjournment from the 15 th Day of May 
Instant, proceeded as follows (Viz). 



[200] 

William Leathe appeared & informed the Town that he has 
contracted with Charles Bond to serve as Constable in his 
stead 

It was voted to excuse William Leathe from serving as 
Constable. 

Voted & chose Charles Bond Constable, and he was sworn 
into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

The Committee appointed to inspect the Land adjoining 
Shearman's pond (so called) made a verbal Report, that 
in their Opinion there is no Land at said place, but what 
will be for the benefit of the Town to remain in its present 
state, for a Public Watering-place. 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee 

Also, The said Committee made alike Report that the 
have inspected the Land adjoining Land of Jonathan Stone, 
& report that he have Liberty to remove his Wall about 
four feet at the Southwest Corner of his Land, running 
North to a point about ten rods. 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee*— » 



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June l l AD 1797 Richard Sanger was sworn into the Office 
of Sealer of Leather, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 2 d Day of 
June AD 1797 They ifsued the following Warrant (Viz)< — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables, of 
the Town of Watertown, Greeting. 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown who are qualified by Law to vote in Town- 
affairs to meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town 



On Monday the twelfth Day of June Instant, at six of the 
Clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes (Viz.)« — > 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will agree on, and direct to any piece 
of Land on which they will have a School-house built in the 
Middle-district, and act any thing thereon. 

3 d To know if the Town will make any alteration in the School- 
districts, and act any thing thereon 

4 th To know if the Town will direct their Treasurer to discount 
with those persons the several Sums they have advanc'd for 
to build a School-house in the West-district & act any thing 
thereon. 

5 th To hear the Reports of any Committees & act any thing 
thereon 

6 th To know if the Town will excuse any Afsefsors who may 
apply & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under Our Hands and Seals, at 

Watertown this second Day of June, In the Year of Our 
Lord, One thousand seven hundred and Ninety seven*— 



on 



[201] 



William Hunt 
James Robbins 
Moses White 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 1 



June 9 th AD 1797 William Chenery was sworn into the 
Office of Constable by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk' — > 



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[202] 



At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the 12 th Day of June AD 1797, for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

V Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted not to have a School-house built on the 
Ministerial-place 

It was voted to choose a Committee from the East & West 
School-districts, to confer with the Inhabitants of the 
Middle-district, & see if they can advise to some suitable 
piece of Land on which they will have a School-house built 
in the Middle-district; and if said District cannot agree 
then to have said Committee make report to the Town at 
the Adjournment of this Meeting, of a piece of Land which 
in their Opinion, will be the most suitable for to build said 
School-house on.'—. 



It was voted to dismifs the 3 d Article 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to next Monday at 

five of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this place And the 

Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Thursday the 15 th Day 
of June AD 1797, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay out of the Treasury to the several 
Persons hereafter named, the several Sums annex'd their 
Names (Viz). 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



M r Samuel White 

M r Amos Livermore 

M r Samuel Wellington 

Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 

Col. Chris r Grant & was excus'd 

M r Moses Stone & was excus'd 

M r Adam Brown 

M r Thomas Clark 

Col. Moses Coolidge & was excus'd 

M r Richard Richardson 



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Doll* C" 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc fc for) 
Cloathing for Rachel Goddard J 2„ 42 

To Ditto in full of his Acc* for teaching a) 
School in the Middle-district & for supply- 1 
ing the School with Wood to the 30 th of Junef 
Instant J 140,, 8 

To Richard Clark in full of his Ace* fori 
John J. Salges Taxes & for committing him} 
to Goal* & for all fees j 8„ 98 

To Nath 1 R. W T hitney for Cash paid Timothy) 
Partridge for a pair of Shoes for Tho 8 . [ 
Prentice & a pair for Benjamin Whitney — j 3„ 50 

To Deacon Jedidiah Leathe Collector for 
abatement of Taxes in his List agreeable to - 
the List on file 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 19 th Day of 
June AD 1797, by Adjournment from the 12 th Day of June 
Instant, proceeded as follows (Viz)*— » 

It was voted to dismifs the 2 d Article — 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote — 

It was voted to divide the Town into two School-districts as 

they were divided on the 4 th Day of April AD 1796. 

It was voted that the Treasurer be directed to discount with 
those persons the several Sums they have advanc'd to build 
the West School-house by having Cap 1 John George's 
Certificate produced, certifying the several Sums which they 
have advanced — 



[204] 

It was voted to dismifs the 6 th Article 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurers Accounts was read & it appear'd that 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r 

is charged with 7405,, 92„ 8 

And is credited with 6991 „ 32„ 6 | 



Cash in the Treasury 414,, 60„ 1 f 



^Editorial note — probably meant "Gaol' 



Watertown Records. 



Ill 



The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurers 

Accounts to the 17 th Day of June AD 1797 

As examined by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the 
same* — > 

William Hunt \ 

Edmund Fowlej Committee 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee 

As you may see on file' — > 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd* — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at 
the House of M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in Watertown on 
the 20 th Day of June AD 1797, They settled the Charge 
which has arisen for the Support of Abigail Ball to this 

Doll* O* 

Day, which Charge amounted to 63„ 35 



Watertown's part is 32„ 96 

Walthams Ditto 30„ 39 



63„ 35 

Watertown's part of the above Charge was paid to Jon a 
Hammond Treasurer for Waltham, by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Treasurer for Watertown 

Waltham agreed to take Abigail Ball to board the ensuing 

8 

Year for (One Dollar & seventeen Cents) or 7/ $ Week 
exclusive of Cloathing & extra Expences in Case of Sick- 

nefs Nath 1 R. Whitney Treas r for Watertown paid 

Nath 1 Weld One Dollar & three Cents for Watertown's 
part of the Selectmen's Expense at said Meeting* — » 



[205] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 23 d Day of 
June AD 1797, They ifsued the following Warrant (Viz)* — » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting. 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-affairs to 



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meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the third Day of July next at five of the 
Clock in the Afternoon for the following purposes (Viz)' — » 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will make any alteration, in the 

School-districts, and act any thing thereon. 

3 d To know if the Town will direct to any piece of Land, on 
which they will have a School-house built, and act any 

thing thereon. Hereof fail not and make return of this 

Warrant, and your doings thereon to the Selectmen before 
the time appointed for said Meeting. Given under Our 
Hands and Seals at Watertown this twenty third Day of 
June, In the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven hun- 
dred and Ninety seven' — > 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town, on 
Monday the third Day of July AD 1797, for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz) 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for s d Meeting 
It was voted to divide the Inhabitants of this Town into 
three School-districts 

It was voted that the three School districts be divided in the 
following manner (Viz)' — > 

The Inhabitants of the following Houses for the West- 
district' — > 

Marshall Spring John Durant 



William Hunt 
James Robbins 
Moses White 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



[206] 



Samuel Hagar 
Hagers new house 
Jonathan Brown 
William Bond 
Stephen Harris 
Ezekiel Whitney 
Nath 1 Bemis 



Jeremiah Fowle 
Abner Craft 



Jerusha Norcrofs 
Elijah Norcrofs 
Oliver Fuller 



John Meacham 
John Cookson 



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Charles Bond 
Charles Warren 
Benj a Gardner 
Samuel Fowle 
Daniel Bond 
Mary Cockran 
Amos Bond 
Amos Bonds old House 
Samuel Wellington 
Enoch Hide 
Aaron Davis 
Jonas White Jun r 
Eben r Stetson 
Phinehas Stearns 
Peter Harrington 
Samuel Whitney 
Jonas White 



Luke Bemis 

Stephen Harris Jun r 

The Alms-house 

Samuel & Daniel Coolidge 

Joseph Gardner 

Ezekiel Whitney Jun r 

Moses Whitney 

Abraham Whitney 

Moses Hagars House 

The Tainter-house 

House in Bemis's Lane 

Jonathan Whitney 

Francis & Moses Bright 

Leonard & Jonas Bonds House 

Josiah Mixer 

John J. Salge 

William Popenberry 

Edward Sparhawk 



[207 



For the Middle-district' 
John Fowle 
Jedidiah Leathe 
Daniel Jackson 
Daniel Cornwall 
John Stimpson 
John Vinall 
John Remington 
Samuel Babcock 
John George 
William Hunt 
James Robbins 
John Capell 
Luda Harris 
Robert Laffan 
Stephen Cook 
Samuel Holt 
Cooks old House 
Esther Cook 
Israel Cook 
Eben r Seger 
Moses White 
Joseph Jones 
Henry & John Williams 
Paul Learned 
Daniel Sanger 



Doctor Craige 

Andrew Blackman 

Francis Faulkner 

Francis Faulkners old House 

Nath 1 Weld 

Joseph Hay 

Eben r Kent 

Tucker & Peirce 

George Fefsenden 

David Sanger 

William Sanger 

John Sanger 

House at the Brick-kiln 

Thomas Patten 

Edmund Fowle 

Abigail Goddard 

Benj a Hasting's Learned House 

Phinehas Jennison 

Robey House (so called) 

Jon a Childs House (so called) 

Josiah Norcrofs's House (so called) 

Samuel Benjamin 

Benjamin Hastings 

Hubbard Rufsell 

Simon Whitney 

Daniel Whitney 



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For the East-district' 

Moses Coolidge 
Dorothy Coolidge 
David Stone 
Daniel Sawin 
Jonathan Bird 
Seth Bird 
Abijah Stone 
Eunice Coolidge 
Simon Coolidges (so called) 
Nath 1 Stone 
Moses Stone 

Josiah Sandersons old house 
Nathan Coolidge 
Sarah Chadbourn 
Samuel Soden 
John Hinds 
James Vila 



As you may see on file" 



Leonard & Jonas Bond 

James Bernard 

Susanna Bright 

Daniel Bernard 

Samuel White 

Elijah Bond 

Christopher Grant 

Richard Clark 

Thomas Clark 

Solomon Prentice 

John Chenery 

William Chenery 

William Stone 

Joseph Bright 

Benjamin Tainter 

The Godding House (so called) 

Samuel Whitneys 

Amos Livermore 

Amos Livermore Jun r 



[208] 

It was voted that a School-house be built in the East- 
district on a piece of Common Land in front of Josiah 
Sandersons House. 

It was voted to have a School-house built in the Middle- 
district on the Parsonage Land between the Ministerial- 
house & Thomas Patten's House 

It was voted to have the School-house in the West-district 
placed near Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis's & Ezekiel Whitney's 
Houses 

It was voted that the West-district be empowered to choose 
a Committee to remove the West School-house, at the place 
now agreed on & lay their Accounts before the Town for 
acceptance; and that the said Committee have power to 
settle with Samuel Wellington respecting the Land on 
which the School-house now stands. 

It was voted that the Children be sent to each School in the 
several Districts as they formerly were, until the School- 
houses are built 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— > 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the 4 th Day of September AD 
1797 They approbated the Persons hereafter named to 
receive Licence for Innholders & Retailers (Viz)^^ 



Mefs" Sam 1 Wellington 
Nath 1 Weld 
Jon a Bird 
Ephraim Parker 



Innholders 



Cap 1 Daniel Jackson 
Maj r Moses White 
M r Jer h Fowle 
Cap' John Fowle 
Cap* John George 
M r James Robbins 
M r John Durant 
Maj r John Williams 
Maj r Eben r Kent 



Retailers 



[209] 

Also, They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay out of the Treasury to the several persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz) 

To Samuel Wellington (including what you 
have paid him) which will be in full for Cap 1 
Thomas Wellington's Acc 1 for supporting 
the poor from the first Day of last May to 
the first Day of next May 



333,, 33 



To the Rev d Richard R. Eliot (in quarterly] 

Eayments as it shall become due) which will [ 
e in full for his present Year's Salary J 333,, 33 

To the following persons the several Sums 
which was paid to Cap 1 John George as ^ 
his Certificate to build a School house in 
West-district (Viz). 



Maj r Moses White 25„ 56 

Stephen Harris Jun r — „ 42 

Jonas White Jun r 44„ 10 

James Robbins 26, , 22 

William Leathe 4„ 14 

Cap* Daniel Jackson 14„ 58 

Cap 4 Nath 1 Bemis 18„ 12 

Amos Brooks 1„ 62 

Samuel Wellington 27„ 30 

Doctor Walter Hunnewell 1//92 

Ezekiel Whitney Jun r 1 7/ 38 



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Amos Bond Esq r 38„ 46 

Samuel Holt 2„ 52 

Maj r Eben r Kent 5„ — 

John Stimpson Jun r — „ 42 

John Remington Esq r 10„ 26 

George Fefsenden 1/, 38 

Joseph Peirce 3,, 48 

Israel Cook 5„ 82 

John Durant 3„ 24 

John Stimpson 3,, 48 

Stephen Tuttle 1„ 50 



240,, 92 



[210] 

To Amos Livermore & others a Committee 
appointed by the East-district to build a 
School-house in said District, which will be 
in full for said Districts proportion of Money 
granted to build said House 



Doll' O* 



416,, 66 



To Daniel Sanger in part for building a\ 

--/ 100,,- 



School-house in the Middle-district 
To Aaron & Isaac Dana in part for Ditto 



100,, 



September 11 th AD 1797 The Selectmen 
signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay to Cap 1 Thomas Wellington in 
full of his Acc 1 for boarding William Hay 
three Weeks 



6„- 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 2 d Day of 
October AD 1797 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)< — > 

Doll* C" 

To Nathan Tilton in full of his Ace* fori 
teaching a School in the West-district to the \ 
30 th of last Sept r j 85„ 22 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full of his Acc fc fori 
Supplies delivered the poor to this Day / 1 1„ 42 

To James Simmons in full for repairing thel 

Engine / 6„ 25 



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To Josiah Leavitt in full of his Acc 1 — „ 33 

To John Vinall Jun r in full of his Acc 1 for) 

sundry Articles of Cloathing for the poor — / 5„ 19 

To Mefs rs Gay & Henneman in full of their) 
Acc 1 for mending the Barrel of the Engine — / 

To Francis Faulkner in full for procuring a) 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said 
Town on Monday the 2 d Day of October AD 1797 for the 
purpose of appointing One Grand Juror, and two Petit 
Jurors to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court to be holden 
at Cambridge within & for the County of Middlesex on the 

last Tuesday of October Instant And Jonathan Brown 

Jun r was drawn out of the Box as a Grand Juror And 

Col. Moses Coolidge & William Leathe as Petit Jurors 

October 12 th AD 1797 David Stone was sworn into the 



Office of Collec r of Taxes by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives afsembled at the House of M r 
Nath 1 W T eld Innholder in said Town on Tuesday the 31 1 
Day of October AD 1797, for the purpose of appointing 
three Petit-Jurors to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court 
now holden at Cambridge within & for the County of 
Middlesex; (The Jurors being dismifs'd that were drawn on 

the 2 d Day of October Instant to serve at said Court) 

And the Mefs rs John W 7 illiams, Richard Richardson & Jon a 
Brown Jun r were drawn out of the Box as the Law directs. — 

October 28 th AD 1797 Edmund Fowle was sworn into the 
Office of Collector of Taxes by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 



November 11 th AD 1797 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting. 



Pall 




[211] 



Clerk. 



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[212] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all the 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-meetings (Viz) 

Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the twentieth Day of November Instant, at two 
O'Clock in the Afternoon to act on the following Articles 

(Vi2)v_> 

l l To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To see if the Town will reconsider their Vote relative to a 
Town or private way running from the great Country road, 
to the road upon the Bank of Charles River near the Paper- 
mill part of which running through Land of John Vinall, 
and to see if the Town will discontinue the whole of said 
Way, or that part only which is laid through said Vinall's 
Land. 

3 d To hear the Accounts of those Persons the Town is in- 
debted to, and grant Money to pay the same & act any 
thing thereon. 

4 th To hear the Report of their Committee appointed to make 
search for Proprietors Land lying in the Towns of Waltham 
& Lincoln, granted to Proprietors belonging to the Town of 
Watertown & act any thing thereon. 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time for said 
Meeting 

Given under our Hands & Seals at Watertown this Eleventh 
Day of November, In the Year of Our Lord, one thousand, 
seven hundred & Ninety seven* — » 



William Hunt 
James Robbins 
Moses White 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown* 



[213] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 



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vote in Town-affairs upon due Warning given regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the 20 th Day of November AD 1797 for the purpose 
of transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
calling said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

V Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d Article, It was voted to dismifs 

It was voted to allow Samuel Wellington's Account and 

that the Treasurer be directed to pay him 

It was voted to choose a Committee to examine the Ac- 
counts of those persons the Town is indebted to, for 
removing the West School-house, & for underpinning the 
other two School-houses, & make report at the next Town- 
meeting' — > 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for \ M r Amos Livermore 
said Committee' — » [M r Edmund Fowle*—» 

It was voted the Inhabitants of the several School-districts 
be empowered to procure a Stove for each School-house & 

lay their Accounts before the Town for acceptance 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote 

It was voted to grant the Sum of* to procure three 

Stoves 

It was voted to choose a Committee to procure said 
Stoves' — > 

[M r Samuel Wellington 
Voted & chose for jMaj r Moses White 
said Committee [M r Amos Livermore 1 — > 



[214] 

It was voted to choose a Committee to sell the Articles 
procured for removing the West School-house, and the 
Money arising by the Sale of the same, be appropriated for 
procuring said Stoves 

It was voted that the Committee appointed by the West 
School-district to remove their School-house be empowered 
to sell the above mentioned Articles at Public Auction 

It was voted that the Committee appointed to commence 
any Action & prosecute the same to final Judgment, against 
any person or persons holding or pretending to hold any 
Lands claimed by the Town of Watertown, be directed to 



* Editorial Note: space left blank in original script. 



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take the most effectual method to obtain said Land & 
prosecute to final Judgment & Execution; And if it is 
necefsary for said Committee to have any Money to carry 
on a Law suit, that they may be empowered to call on the 
Treasurer, & that he is directed to advance Money for the 
purposes aforementioned 

It was voted that the Treasurer be directed to advance M rs 
Dorothy Coolidge twenty five Dollars, for the Use & 
benefit of John Stearns & Family, by M rs Mary Stearns's 
Order which will be in full for Cap 1 Thomas Wellington's 
Contract with said Stearns & have said Sum deducted out 
of his last payment 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the House of Nathaniel Weld Innholder in 
said Town on Monday the 4 th Day of December 1797, for 
appointing four Petit Jurors to serve on the Petit Jury, at 
the Courts of Common pleas & Gen 1 Sefsions of the peace 
to be holden at Cambridge by Adjournment from Novem- 
ber term And Joseph Nixon, Isaac Patten, Daniel 

Sanger & Eben r Seger were drawn out of the Box as the 
Law directs 



[215] 

January l l 1798 The Selectmen appointed the several 
persons hereafter named Engine-men (Viz) 

Israel Cook James Simmons 

Blake Sparhawk Francis Spurr 

Stephen Tuttle James Learned 

Elias Twifs Edward Simmons 

Elisha Dana Edmund Wellington 

Sam 1 Wellington Jun r Joseph Peirce 

Abijah White Lemuel Whitney 

Joseph Rufsell Jun r William Bond 

Thomas Dana Charles Warren' — > 

January 4 th 1798 The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay to Joseph Nixon in full of 

his Acc 1 for building a School-house in the West-district 

$250,, 75 

January 26 th 1798 The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay to the several persons here- 
after named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)< — > 



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To Sanger 6c Sawyer, which (with what they" 
have received) will be in full for finding Doll 5 
Materials 6c building their part of a School-' 
house of Brick in the Middle-district under- 
pinning excepted , 250,, — 

To Aaron 6c Isaac Dana which ''with what' 
has been paid them) will be in full for finding 
Materials & doing the Carpenter work at 
said School-house J 300,, — 

550,, - 

January 27 th 1798 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)' — » 



[216] 

M:cdlesexfs: To M r Charles Bond, one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S' You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify & warn all the 
Freeholders 6c other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-affairs (Viz) Such as pay to one Tax 
besides the Poll, or Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a 
Poll Tax, to meet 6c afsemble at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the fifth Day of February next, 
at three O'Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)' — > 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents, to appear before 
the General Court, to make answer to a Petition from 
Waltham in respect to their being exempt from paying 
their proportionable part for the Support of the Great- 
bridge over Charles R:ver in Watertown 6c act any thing 
thereon 

Hereof fail not 8c make return of this Warrant & your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 
for said Meeting. Given under our Hands 6c Seals at 
Watertown the twenty seventh Day of January, in the 
Year of Our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred 6c Ninety 
e:ght< — > 

William Hunt 

James Robbins Selectmen 
Moses White for 
Xath : R. Whitnev Watertown^ 



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[217] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the 5 th Day of February AD 1798 for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting; proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

It was voted to choose three Agents to appear before the 
General Court to answer to the Petition of the Town of 
Waltham respecting their being exempt from paying their 
proportion for the maintenance of the Bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown*— » 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for \ Amos Bond Esq r 
said Committee'—. ^Nath 1 R. Whitney 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on the 2 d Day of March AD 
1798 They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)* — » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings, 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls,- a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the twelfth Day of March Instant at 
Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz) 



[218] 

1* To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Month of March, and April Annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 

Year 



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5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 
grant Money to pay the same, or act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, or act any thing 
thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those Persons the Town is in- 
debted to, and act any thing thereon 

11 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, and act any thing 
thereon 

12 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will accept of the Pew purchas'd by 
Hall & Williams & make Sale of any Pews in Watertown 
Meeting house, which have or may revert to the Town, & 
act any thing thereon 

14 th To hear the request of Daniel & Samuel Coolidge in respect 
to their being annex'd to the Middle School-district 

15 th To know if the Town will grant any Money for the en- 
couragement of singing & act any thing thereon 



Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet at 
the Public Meeting house in said Town the twelfth Day of 
March Instant, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon to 
give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 



You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Sele&men at the House of 
M r Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Friday the 
ninth Day of March Instant, at four of the Clock PM. 
Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals at Water- 
town this second Day of March, In the Year of Our Lord 
One thousand seven hundred and Ninety eight*— > 



William Hunt 

James Robbins Selectmen 
Moses White \ for 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Watertown' — > 
Francis Faulkner 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 9 th Day of March 

AD 1798 They signed an Order on the Treas r directing 

him to pay to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz). 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Jon a 
Hammond Treas r for Waltham, Watertown's 
part of the Charge of Abigail Ball to the 20 th of 
last June 



To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Weld for Seleft- 
mens Expences at said Meeting 



Doll s &* 



32„ 96 



To Ditto for Cash paid Isaac Taylor in full for) 

the support of his Wife's Child J 13,, 33 

To Ditto for Cash paid Ephraim Davis for one) 

half of the late Cap 1 Edward Harringtons Pewj 5„ 60 

To Ditto for Cash paid Francis Marshall in] 
full for boarding Bez 1 Learned & Wife to the V> 
of last May J 15„ 66 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nathan Tilton in full] 
for keeping School in the West from 12 th of lastf 
June one Month J 33„ 33 

To Ditto for Cash paid Sally Hunt in full fori 
boarding Tabitha Learneds Child J 12„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid David Rufsell in full for) 
supporting Tabitha Learned & Child J 7„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Francis Marshall in full] 
for supporting Bez 1 Learned & Wife ^ Year> 
from Y of last May J 15„ — 

To Ditto for paying Jon a Brown Esq r in full for) 

a balance due as late Treasurer J 23„ 79 

To Ditto for paying Cap 1 Daniel Jackson in full) 

for repairing the Great bridge j 60„ 70 

To Ditto for Cash paid Luda Harris in full of) 
his Acc 1 J 

To Ditto for Cash paid Dorothy Coolidge, by] 
Mary Steam's Order in full for her Husband & 
Family's Support J 

To Ditto for paying William Bond in full of his] 
Acc 1 for digging & stoning a Well &c. for the[ 
Almshouse J 231,, 67 



1„ 83 



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To Ditto for paying Ditto in full of his Ace* fori 

a Guide post J 6„ 50 

To Abigail Goddard (including what you have) 
paid her) in full for boarding Rachel Goddard \ 
on Year from the 5 th of last April j 62„ 40 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for his Service as an) 

Afsefsor in '96 j 18„ — 

To Jonathan Stone in full for Ditto 18„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Ditto 22„ — 

To Ditto for his Service as Treas r the same Year 40„ — 

To the Selectmen for their Expences in 1796 — 16 „ 66 

To Samuel Babcock in full for teaching the) 

Year past / 40„ — 

To Charles Bond in full for collecting State,) 

County, & Town Taxes for the Year 1796 / 144,, 75 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for keeping School) 

in the Middle-district J 87„ 50 

To Nathan Tilton in full for Ditto 79„ 16 

[220] 

Boll 5 O' 

To Walter Hunnewell in full of his Acc 1 for) 
Medicines & Attendance on the poor to 22 d of > 
last Jan r * J 9, ,60 

To James Robbins in full of his Acc 1 6„ 8 

To Francis Faulkner in full of his Acc' 6„ 90 

To Cap 1 Thomas Wellington in full of his Ace* 13„ 25 

To Aaron & Isaac Dana in full of their Acc fc — 10„ 96 

To William Vinall Esq r in full for Plank for the) 

Bridge / 8„ 49 

To Israel Cook in full for repairing the Great) 

bridge / 18„ 45 

To Doctor T. L. Jennison for Medicines & At-) 
tendance on John Stearns & Family / 4„ 55 

To Doctor Marshall Spring in full of his Acc 1 ] 
for Medicines & Attendance on the poor to 17 th [ 
of last Jan^ J 39„ 25 



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To Paul Learned in full of his Acc 1 for his] 
Service as Sexton & for Service at the Widows 
Deliverance Whitneys funeral J 23„ — 

To William Hunt Esq r in full of his Ace* 24„ 83 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 7„ 50 

To Ditto for paying Walter Hunnewell in full] 
of his Acc* for Medicines & Attendance on the!- 
poor to the 4 th of last December j 13„ 33 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of W 7 atertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the 12 th Day of March AD 1798— for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)* — > 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 



It was voted to adjourn to the Middle School house 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk; And he was 
sworn into said Office by Amos Bond Esq r 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer*— > 



Voted & chose 
for Selectmen 



Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap* Nath 1 Bemis 
Cap 1 Joseph Bright 
Nath 1 R. Whitney*— 



[221] 

It was voted to choose only three Afsefsors* 



Voted & chose 
for Afsefsors' — 



Voted & chose 
for Constables*- 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Cap fc Nath 1 Bemis 
Jon a Stone & was excus'd 
Leonard Bond' — » 

f Daniel Cornwall 
\Abijah Stone 



It was voted that the Town Clerk in future annually make 
out a List of the eldest persons that have not serv'd as 
Constable 



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It was voted to adjourn this Meeting till two of the Clock 
this Afternoon 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the Brick School- 
house And the Meeting was accordingly declar'd 

Adjourn'd — 

In the Afternoon the Freeholders & other Inhabitants 
qualified by Law to vote in the Choice of Representatives 

afsembled at the Brick School house The Selectmen 

presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer were called for, 
brought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that the Honb. 
Eben r Bridge Esq r had forty seven Votes 

Then the Meeting was open'd by Adjournment from the 
Forenoon, & proceeded as follows (Viz) 

(David Stone 
William Bond 
Leonard Bond 

(David Livermore 
Richard Sanger 
Benjamin Tainter 

Voted & chose for [William Chenery 
Tythingmen (John Cookson 

It was voted to choose four Surveyors of Highways 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Highways 



Voted & chose for 
Howards' — 4 



Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves* — > 



Voted & chose for 
Clerks of the Market 



[222] 

Edmund Fowle 
Charles Bond 
Peter Harrington 
Thomas Clark & was excus'd 
Jonathan Stone 

(Nath 1 Weld 
\joshua Coolidge 

Thomas Wellington 
William Chenery & was excus'd 
William Stone 
Eben r Swan 
Samuel Fowle 

f Daniel Jackson & was excus'd 
{John George 
[James Robbins 



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Voted & chose for 
Measurers of Wood 



Deacon Jedidiah Leathe 

Andrew Blackman 

Daniel Jackson & was excus'd 

Charles Bond 

Jon a Stone & was excus'd 

Thomas Patten 



Voted & chose for Cull-fSamuel Holt 
ers of Hoops & Staves (Joseph Jones 

Voted & chose for Sur- f David Sanger 
veyors of Timber*— » \lsaac Dana 



Voted & chose for 
Fire wards* — > 



Francis Faulkner 
Nath 1 Weld 
John George 
John Fowle 
Chris r Grant 



[223] 

It was voted to choose two other Selectmen 

Voted & chose Benjamin Tainter & Moses Warren Select- 
men 

It was voted to excuse Nath 1 R. Whitney from serving as a 
Selectman 

Voted & chose William Leathe Selectman 



It was voted to excuse William Leathe from serving as 
Selectman 

Voted & chose David Stone Selectman 



Amos Bond Esq r Col. Moses Coolidge, & Cap 1 Joseph 

Bright. declined serving as Selectmen. 

It was voted to excuse Moses Warren from serving as 
Selectman 

It was voted to excuse Daniel Cornwall from serving as 
Constable 

It was voted to postpone the Choice of a Constable 



It was voted to choose a Committee to lease the fishery 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



William Hunt Esq r 

James Robbins & was excus'd 

Amos Bond Esq 1 " 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 



It was also voted that the above Committee be directed to 
lease the Hay scales at Public Auction for the term of one 
Year, at Nath 1 Welds's House this Evening 



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It was also voted that the above Committee, farm out the 
Collection of Taxes to the lowest bidder, at the House of 

Nath 1 Weld at seven O'Clock this Evening 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney a Pound keeper 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars for the Support 
of Schools the ensuing Year 

It was voted that the Money be divided equally between 
the three School-districts & expended in the same way & 

manner as it was the last Year 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the 
Public Meeting house And the Meeting was accord- 
ingly declared Adjourn'd< — > 

[224] 

At a Meeting of the Committee appointed to lease the Hay- 
scales & fishery & to farm out the Collection of Taxes, at 
the House of Nath 1 Weld on the Evening of the 12 th of 
March AD 1798 The Hay scales were put up at Auction, 
for the term of One Year & struck of to Deacon Jedidiah 
Leathe for forty four Dollars 

The Improvement of the fishery in Watertown (below the 
old Mill-dam for the term of one Year, was put up at 

Auction, on the following Conditions (Viz) The person 

or persons who shall improve the fishery, shall have the 
privilege of improving all the Seines that belong to the 
Town of Watertown; and shall not be intitled to have any 
Seines repaired or procured at the Expense of the Town, 
but at the Expense of the person or persons, who shall hire 
the fishery; And that ten ^ Cent be paid as earnest Money, 
& the remainder on, or before the first Day of next Septem- 
ber And was struck of to Edmund Fowle for two 

hundred & thirty one Dollars 

And he paid twenty four Dollars as earnest Money 

The Collection of the East List of State, County & Town 
Taxes were put up to the lowest-bidder & struck of to 

Charles Bond for /7 M $ £ 

The Collection of the West Ditto were put up, & struck to 
Nath 1 Stone for /ll ^ $ £ 

The Treasurer paid One Dollar & sixty three Cents for said 
Committee's Expences 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices hereafter mentioned, to which they were 
chosen on this Day (Viz)' — > 



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William Bond & Leonard Bond Fence viewers 

Benjamin Tainter Sealer of Leather 

Nathaniel Weld Howard 

Thomas Wellington & Samuel Fowle Hogreeves 

John George & James Robbins Clerks of the Market 
Deacon Jed h Leathe & Charles Bond Measurers of Wood — 

Samuel Holt Culler of Hoops & Staves 

Isaac Dana Surveyor of Timber 

Deacon Jedidiah Leathe Hay weigher 

March 19 th 1798 David Stone was sworn into the Office, of 
Fence viewer by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

March 23 d 1798 The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town meeting (Viz)*— * 



Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown of 
twenty one Years of age, and upwards, having a Freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the Annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the second day of April next, at One of the Clock 
in the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, and Senators, and Counsellors, 
agreeable to the Constitution of said Commonwealth 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 
for said Meeting. Given under Our Hands & Seals at 
Watertown this twenty third Day of March, In the Year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety eight' — > 



March 24 th 1798 William Chenery was sworn into the Office 

of Tythingman, by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Also Charles Bond was sworn into the Office of Surveyor of 
Highways 



[225] 



William Hunt 
James Robbins 
Moses White 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Vf 'z:r-::'ZK Rsczrd:. 197 

March 51' John Ccc'sscr. was sworn in:: the Omce of 
Tythir.gma.n by Narh R. V^—tney Tcwr. Clerk 



[226] 

At a Public Tcwn-meeting o: the Freehcieers ic ether In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly al'sembled at the Public 
Meeting-he use :n said Tcwr. on Monday the second Day of 
April AD 1798, by Adjournment from March Meeting, 
pmcuided as follows (Viz)' — . 

It was vtted :: excuse Cap"- Nath- Bemis :"r:m serv.ng as a 

Selectman, upon his own desire 

It was voted to choose five Selectmen 

If was voted to choose a Committee to select a List of 
Candidates for Selectmen' — , 

MeiV 1 Samuel White 
The mas Patten 
Same el Seder. 
May Moses White 
M r Samuel Wellington 
Cap*- Daniel Jackson 
Col. Chris* Grant 

Voted &: chose Daniel Cornwall Constable 

It was voted tc excuse Richard Sanger from serving as 
Sealer of Leather 

Voted & chose Moses Warren a Sealer of Leather 

It wai vcted that Selectmen, be empowered :: agree 
with a Sex ten 

It was voted te postpone granting Mtney te support the 

poor until the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to grant thirty Dollars to repair the Great- 
bridge the en i o n g Year 

It was vcted that the Highway Tax be ai'sei's'd in the same 

way ^ manner as it was toe iast Year 

It was voted to allow one Dollar ^ Dav for a Man's 

Labor at Highways, & the same price for a good Team 

It was vcted tc cheese a Committee tc repair, cr procure 
tw; ?i ;ozies :cr Hizhwavs 



Voted & chose for 
sa:o Committee 



Voted & chose the Surveyors for said Committee, & 
they be directed to lav their Accounts before the Selec 
for acceetancew 



Can'- Xath Bemis io was excus'd 
Vctedicchtse ::r * Ames Bend Ese^ 
a Committee to , Col. Chris* Grant 
examine tee Tcwr. Cae' T:en Fcwle Cx was excus e 
Trees'" Ac- Cau" Luke Bemis cx was excus e 



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[227] 

Then the Committee appointed to select a List of Candi- 
dates for Selectmen made report' — > 



Voted & chose for 
Selectmen' — > 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner' — > 



It was voted to excuse Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis from serving as 
an Afsefsor upon his own desire 

Voted & chose Francis Faulkner an Afsefsor 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting until five of the Clock 

this Afternoon, at this place And the Meeting was 

accordingly declared Adjourn'd' — » 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives, being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the second Day of April AD 1798 — for 
the purpose of giving in their Votes for a Governor, Lieu- 
tenant Governor, Senators & Counsellors 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Governor were 
called for, brought in sorted & counted & it appeared that 

His Excellency Increase Sumner Esq r had 84 Votes 

For Lieut. Governor, His Honor Moses Gill Esq r 

had 84 Votes 



For Senators & 
Counsellors' — » 



Honb. Eleazer Brooks Esq r had 84 
Honb. Eben r Bridge Esq r had 84 
Honb. Daniel Whitney Esq r had 65 
Honb. Stephen Dana Esq 1 " had 29 
William Hull Esq r had — 29 
Jonathan Hale Esq r had 21 
Josiah Bartlet Esq r had 13 
Honb. Timothy Biglow Esq r had 8 
Aaron Hill Esq r had — 2 



Then the Meeting was open'd by adjournment from this 
Afternoon, proceeded as follows (Viz)' — » 



Voted & chose Abijah Stone Constable 

Voted to grant Joseph Peirce & others in full of their Acc* 
for the Herse Boll 5 61 „ 16 



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[228] 

Doll 5 Os 

Voted to grant Deacon Jedidiah Leathe in full) 

of his Acc c for mending a Plough-share &c — J 2„ 8 

To Leathe & Spurr for repairing the Engine — 2„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service as Treas r ) 

last Year J 40„ — 

To Ditto for his Service as an Afsefsor last) 

Year J 25„ 50 

To Eben r Kent for Ditto 21 „ — 

To Francis Faulkner for Ditto 19„ 50 

To Leonard Bond for Ditto 9,, — 

To Nath 1 Bemis for Ditto 9„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r for Ditto 9„ — 

To Jonathan Stone for Ditto 9,, — 

To Samuel White in full of his Acc 1 for Dam- 
ages allow'd by the Court of Sefsions for 
Land & removing Wall to widen the Road on 
the Meeting house hill (so called) J 22„ 50 

To the Selectmen for their Expences 16,, 66 

It was voted that the Clerk be directed to call upon the 
old Land Committee (so called) to make report at May 
Meeting 

It was voted to accept of Hall & Williams's Pew, & pay 

them the prime cost of the same 

It was voted to sell said Pew at Public Auction, on next 
May Meeting Day 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to make sale of 
said Pew 

It was voted that the Committee appointed to have the 
Opinion of M r Parsons & Dexter respecting the state of the 
Pews, be directed to have the Opinion of some other Gentle- 
men at the Bar 

It was voted to annex Samuel & Daniel Coolidge to the 
Middle School-district 

It was voted to grant forty Dollars for the encouragement 
of a Singing School the ensuing Year 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to May Meeting Day 

at four of the Clock in the Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared Adjourn'd' — > 



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Nath 1 R. Whitney, Leonard Bond & Francis Faulkner were 
sworn into the Office of Afsefsors by Amos Bond Justice of 

the peace Jonathan Stone was sworn into the Office of 

Surveyor of Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk — 



[229] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Tuesday the 24 th Day of April 
AD 1798, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)* — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town, being twenty one Years 
of age & upwards, and resident in said Town for the space 
of one Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate within 
said Town, of the Annual Income of three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds, to meet and afsemble 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
seventh Day of May next, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon for the purpose of choosing one Representative to 
represent them at the General Court to be convened and 

held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May next 

Hereof fail not &c 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town meetings (Viz)*— > 

Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or Polls, a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house said Town on Mon- 
day the said seventh Day of May next, at three of the 
Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following Articles 
(Viz)*-, 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will sell their old School-house & act 
any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will erect a Building for purpose of 
keeping the Herse under cover 

4 th To know if the Town will build a Barn, for the accommoda- 
tion of the Alms house & act any thing thereon 

5 th To know if the Town will accept of the alteration of the 
road made by the Selectmen leading from the County 
road, by John Remington Esq" Land to the Mill Creek* — > 



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[230] 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals at 

said Watertown the twenty fourth Day of April, In the 
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety 
eight' — » 

William Hunt 

Moses Coolidge I Selectmen 
Nath 1 R. Whitney I for 
Francis Faulkner j Watertown 

Also the Selectmen agreed with Cap 1 Tho 9 Wellington to 
let him have the Improvement of the Alms house and the 
Land belonging to the Town of Watertown adjoining said 
House, and support Ruth Maddox, Samuel Jennison & 
Wife, & Mary Learned for the term of one Year, from the 
first Day of next May; And he is to be paid One hundred & 
six Dollars & sixty six Cents; And if any other person, or 
persons become poor & stand in need of relief, the said 
Wellington is to receive them into said House & support 
them, & he is to receive the same Sum in proportion for 
the number &: the time they shall continue to be supported 
by him in said House 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at 
the House of Benjamin Bird Innholder in Waltham on the 
30 th Day of April AD 1798 They settled the Charge which 
had arisen for the Support of Abigail Ball & in full for 
Doctors Bills & for all Funeral Charges which Charge 

amounted to Boll 5 88„ 95 

Watertown's part is 46,, 28 

Waltham's Ditto 42„ 67 



88„ 95 

Watertown's part of the above Charge was paid to Jon a 
Hammond Treas r for Waltham by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Treas r for Watertown 



[231] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 



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Town on Monday the 7 th Day of May AD 1798 for the 
purpose of choosing One Representative to represent them 
in the General Court appointed to be convened & held at 

Boston on the last Wednesday of May Instant 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Representative 
were called for, brought in, sorted & counted & it appear'd 
that Amos Bond Esq r was chosen 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-arTairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the 7 th Day of May 1798, for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)* — > 

1* Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to sell the old School house, at Public Auction, 
& have it remov'd of the Land whereon it stands within 
three Months 

It was voted that the Selectmen be empowered & directed 
to sell said School-house 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to sell said 
School house, at Nath 1 Weld's House on the first Monday 
in June next 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to build a 
House for to cover the Herse 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to draw an 
Order on the Treasurer to pay for the same 

It was voted to build a Barn for the accommodation of the 
Alms house 

It was voted to build said Barn 20 feet by 16 6c the posts be 
left discretionary with a Committee that shall be chosen 

It was voted to choose a Committee to build said Barn 



[232] 

(Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 
Voted & chose for \ Edmund Fowle 
said Committee [Daniel Jackson 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote 



It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to build 
Barn 



The Selectmen made the following report (Viz) 



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Whereas the Selectmen of the Town of Watertown on the 
third Day of November, In the Year of Our Lord seventeen 
hundred & Ninety four laid out a Town way or Road for 
the accommodation of Cap 1 Daniel Jackson which Road so 
laid out measured six feet of M r John Vinalls Land in front 
on the Country road and the remainder through Land of 
John Remington Esq r making in the whole seventeen feet 
and running back to the Road by the Mill Creek; and 
whereas said John Remington Esq r has sold to the Town of 
Watertown five feet of his other Land adjoining said Town 
way for the use of a Town way forever for the accommoda- 
tion of said Jackson and Vinall, bounded Northerly on the 
County road in front there measuring five feet from the 
eleven feet laid out as aforesaid, and running to a point by 
the Town way, by the Mill Creek, and whereas John Vinall 
has sold one other piece of Land for the same purpose, 
measuring in front one foot from said Vinalls Store & 

running back Ninety feet to said Jacksons Land We the 

Subscribers Selectmen of Watertown do hereby discontinue 
the whole of the Road laid out as aforesaid through Land 
of John Vinall Esq r except so much thereof as is contained 
in his Deed to said Town as aforesaid, and in lieu thereof do 
lay out the Lands contained in said two Deeds of John 
Remington & John Vinall Esq r and as the same have been 
paid no Damages are afsefs'd for the same 

April 24 th 1798w > 

William Hunt 

Amos Bond Selectmen 
Moses Coolidge \ of 
Francis Faulkner Watertown 
Nath 1 R. Whitney, 

It was voted to accept of the above report*— > 



[233] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
7 th Day of May AD 1798 by adjournment from the 2 d Day 
of last April which Meeting was by adjournment from the 
12 th Day of last March proceeded as follows (Viz)*-"-> 

It was voted to excuse Abijah Stone from serving as 
Constable, by his procuring Nath 1 Stone to serve in his 
stead 



Voted & chose Nath 1 Stone Constable- 



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Daniel Cornwall & Nath 1 Stone were sworn into the Office 
of Constable by Nath' R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted to excuse Peter Harrington from serving a 
Surveyor of Highways 

Voted & chose Jonas White Jun r Surveyor of Highways- 



It was voted to grant Amos Livermore & others a Com- 
mittee to build the East School house, for underpinning 

Doll* O* 

said House &c as $ Acc 1 141 „ 9 

To Sanger & Sawyer & others as <P Acc 1 fori 
underpinning the Middle School house &c — J 239,, 11 

To Peter Harrington & others as P their Acc'l 

for removing the West School-house / 475,, 47 

To Daniel Whitney & others for removing the 
West School-house, & all others for the like 
Services that may be presented to the Commit- 
tee for Allowance in the same proportion 

It was voted to grant the Committee to ex- 
amine School-houses Accounts for their Serv- 
ices & expences 



6„ - 



It was voted to accept the Report of the Com-l 
mittee to build the Alms house as you may see> 
on file '■ j 

It was voted to grant said Committee's Ex-1 

pences J 10„ — 

It was voted to grant for the Support of the) 

poor the ensuing Year J 200,, — 

It was voted to postpone the sale of the Pew owned by 
Hall & Williams to the first Monday in June next 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting- 



And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd* 



[234] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 4 th of June AD 
1798, for the purpose of making Sale of the old School- 
house belonging to said Town of Watertown And the 

Pew formerly Hall & Williams's 



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And for letting the Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the 

Town of Watertown The Wharf was put up at Auction 

for the term of one Year, & struck of to Amos Bond Esq r 
for One Dollar & twenty five Cents 

The old School-house was put up at Auction, on Condition 
that the purchaser pay ten ^ Cent as earnest Money & the 
remainder in sixty Days, & the School house is to be re- 
moved of the Land on which it stands within three Months, 
And was struck of to Edmund Fowle for thirty six Dollars — 

The Pew formerly Hall & Williams's was put up at Auction, 
on Condition that the purchaser pay ten ^ Cent down as 
earnest Money, and the remainder in thirty Days, And was 
struck of Doctor Marshall Spring for One hundred & 
thirty nine Dollars 

Edmund Fowle paid three Dollars earnest Money for the 
old School house 

Proposals for building a Barn at the Alms-house were 
received, & Moses Chenery agreed to build said Barn for 
One hundred & twenty four Dollars, & twenty five Cents — 
And he is to have two Dollars, & fifty Cents a perch for 
underpinning said Barn 

The Treasurer paid Nath 1 Weld for Selectmens Expences at 
said Meeting two Dollars & Eighty three Cents 

June 8 th 1798 John Remington Esq r gave in a Certificate 
informing that on the 23 d Day of last March Charlotte 

Hannah came from Waltham to live with him 

As you may see on file<— » 

[235] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the Choice of Representatives afsembled at the 
House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday 
the 18 th of June 1798, And Cap 1 John Fowle & M r Nath 1 
Weld were drawn out of the Box to serve as Jurors at the 
Federal Court on the 4 th Tuesday of June Instant 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 5 th of August they 
agreed to perambulate Lines between the Towns of Cam- 
bridge & Waltham on the 27 th Day of August Instant, 
beginning at Cambridge Line on Charles River, at nine of 
the Clock in the Forenoon; And on Waltham Line at the 
bounds between Cambridge & Waltham at two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon on said Day; and directed the Town Clerk 
to give the Selectmen of the Towns of Cambridge & Waltham 
seasonable Notice of the time & place of their Meeting 
which was accordingly done 



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A Memorandum of the Bounds between Watertown & 
Cambridge as renewed by the Selectmen of said Towns on 
the twenty seventh Day of August AD 1798 

First, Beginning at Charles River on the West side of a Ditch at 
a Stake & heap of Stones, and secondly running by said 
Ditch to a Walnut-tree mark'd W. C. And thirdly to an 
Elm tree mark'd W. C. Fourthly through a Swamp over a 
ridge-hill to a Cherry-tree mark'd W. C. near the Gate 
between the Land of Moses Stone & El bridge Gerry Esq r 
then turning West & running with the Wall & three lengths 
of fence to a Cedar-tree mark'd W. C. thence running to a 
Post & a heap of Stones mark'd W. C. then turning North- 
erly & running a strait Line to the Road to a Stake & heap 
of Stones mark'd W. C. in range of the Westerly end of 
Eben r Wyeths House, then running Westerly to a Stake & 
heap of Stones, mark'd a Rail W. C. over the Stones; thence 
Northerly acrofs the Road to a Post 

between 

[236] 

Between the Land of Jonathan Bird & Eben r Wyeth mark'd 
W. C. thence to a Post at the Upland acrofs the Meadow 
mark'd W. C. then running a strait Line to the Fresh-pond 
to an Elm-tree mark'd W. C. then running acrofs said 
Pond, to a Post in the fence between the Lands of the 
Heirs of Samuel Prentice, & the Heirs of Deacon Prentice 
mark'd W. C. thence through a Spruce-swamp to an Apple- 
tree mark'd W. C. near the North Corner of the Heirs of 
Samuel Prentice's Land, thence acrofs the Road as the 
fence now runs to a Post & heap of Stones mark'd W. C. on 
the Corner of Richard Richardsons Land, thence to a Stake 
& heap of Stones at the Northeast Corner of Joseph 
Brights Land; thence to a Maple-tree mark'd W. C. on the 
East Corner of William Stones Land, from thence running 
a Westerly Course to a large White-oak tree standing on 
the Line between Thomas & Peter Clarks Land, & Land of 
Jeduthun Wellington the said Tree mark'd W. C. thence 
running the same Course through said Wellingtons Land 
about Eight rods South of his House, & running up the 
Hill in Thomas & Peter Clarks Land to a Stake & heap of 
Stones mark'd W. C. and W. W. which is the Corner be- 
tween Watertown & Waltham*— > 

Selectmen* 
for 

Watertown*—* 



* Editorial note: — Names omitted in original script. 



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207 



J. Wellington 

Aaron Hill Selectmen 
Nath 1 Champney I for 

£ben r Brown [ Cambridge" 
\ ohn Walter 

iben r Stedman 



As you may see on file*— » 



[ 237 ]* 



A Memorandum of the Bounds between Watertown & 
Waltham as renewed by the Selectmen of said Towns on 
the twenty seventh Day of August AD 1798 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 10 th of September 
AD 1798 They approbated the persons hereafter named to 
receive Licence for Innholders & Retailers (Viz)*— ^ 



At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the Choice of Representatives afsembled at the 
House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday 
the 22 d Day of October AD 1798, to appoint One Grand 
Juror & two Petit Jurors to serve at the Supreme Judicial 
Court to be holden at Cambridge on the last Tuesday of 

October Instant And Benjamin Hastings was drawn 

out of the Box as a Grand Juror And Luke Bemis & 

Jon a Stone as Petit Jurors 

The Selectmen appointed Joseph Jones a Searcher & Packer 
of barrelled Beef &c. And he was sworn into said Office by 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)<— » 



* Editorial Note: Rest of page is blank in original script. 



[238] 




John George 
Moses White 
Eben r Kent 
Jer h Fowle 
Artemas Murdock 
Edward Loud 



Retailers 



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[239] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Nathaniel Stone one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, to notify and warn all the In- 
habitants of the said Town of Watertown duly qualified 
to vote for Representatives in the General Court of said 
Commonwealth (Viz) The male Inhabitants of said Town 
being twenty one Years of age, and resident in said Town 
for the space of one Year next preceding, having a freehold 
Estate within said Town of the Annual Income of three 
Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds to 
afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town, on 
Monday the fifth Day of November next, being the first 
Monday in said Month, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to give in their Votes for a Representative of the 
People of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the 

United States for the second Middle-district Hereof fail 

not & make return of this Warrant with your doings thereon 
to the Selectmen before the time appointed for said Meet- 
ing Dated at Watertown the twenty second Day of 

October, In the Year of Our Lord, one thousand, seven 
hundred & Ninety eight*—* 



William Hunt 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath" R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown*— * 



[240] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
5 th Day of November AD 1798, for the purpose of giving in 
their Votes for a Representative of the People of said 
Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United States for the 
second Middle district 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes were called for, brought 
in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that The Honb. Eben r 
Bridge Esq r had twenty one Votes*— » 

Timothy Biglow Esq r had seventeen Votes 

Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had ten Votes 



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209 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
on the 8 th of December 1798, They ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)*—-* 

Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town qualified by Law to vote in Town meetings (Viz) 
Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventeenth Day of December Instant at two 
of the Clock in the Afternoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz) 

l l To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To hear the proposal, and request of the Rev d Richard R. 
Eliot for the redemption of the Estate in Needham owned 
by him & M r Ebenezer Bowman, to enable him to discharge 
his Debt to M r Seth Bemis, and act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not, & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals, Dated 

at Watertown this Eighth Day of December in the Year 
of Our Lord, One thousand seven hundred & Ninety 
eighty 

William Hunt 1 Selectmen 
Nath 1 R. Whitney | for 
Francis Faulkner J Watertown 



[241] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
17 th Day of December AD 1798, for the purpose of trans- 
acting the Businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)*— > 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator — 

It was voted to choose a Committee to go & view the Land 
in Needham as exprefsed in the Petition, & make an esti- 



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mate of the Wood & Land, & see the Gentlemen to whom 
the Money is due, & confer with them & see on what terms 
of payment they will agree, & make report to the Town at 
the Adjournment of this Meeting' — » 

M r Amos Livermore 
Col. Chris 1 " Grant 
M r Adam Brown 
M r Francis Faulkner 
M r James Robbins & was excus'd 
M r Thomas Clark*— > 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting, at this place, on this 
Day fortnight at three of the Clock in the Afternoon — And 
the Meeting was accordingly declared Adjourn'd*— > 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 31 t Day of 
December AD 1798, by Adjournment from the 17 th Day of 

December Instant proceeded as follows (Viz) The 

Committee appointed to view the Land in Needham made 
report As you may see on file*— •» 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



[242] 

It was put to Vote to know if the Town will accept of the 
proposal of the Rev d Richard R. Eliot to take the Land in 
Needham belonging to him & Ebenezer Bowman, & pay 

his several Debts as far as the Land will pay for And 

the Vote pafs'd in the Negative 

It was put to Vote to know if the Town will act any thing 
further on this Article And it pafs'd in the Negative 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote so far as that the 
Selectmen be directed to hear the request of the Rev d 
Richard R. Eliot, & see if any means can be devis'd for his 
relief & make report to the Town at next March Meeting — 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting — 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd<— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 7 th Day of January 
AD 1799 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)* — > 



Watcrtom Records, 211 

IMP o* 

To Col. Moses C::lidge & others a Committee 

for the East School said District's proportion > 

of Money for the Year 1~ : S 166,, 66 

To Patty Gruel arc! in rail of her Acc 1 for 

supporting Nabby Coohdge to the 19 th of> 

last December , 34,,, 53 

To Aaron & Isaac Dana in full of their Ac:' 

for repairs at Treadeways Bridge _ 2 , 6" 

To William Hunt Esq r as ^ Bill from the 

C i e r :f the Court for Costs concerning the ■ 

Bridge 1 27, , 14 

To Stephen Cook for repairs at the Waste 

bridge , 4 M 25 

To Ames Li verm: re 6c ethers for Services at 

the East School house > 142,, 87 



[243] 

At the Meeting aforementioned the Selectmen appointed 
the following pers:ns Engine men V.: 

Blake Sparhawk Joseph Mead 

Lemuel Whitney Nath 1 Weld Jun r 

Eli as Twifs Israel Cook 

Joseph Rufseli Tun' Charles Warren 

Joseph Peirce Edward Simmons 

James Learned Abijah White 

Edmunu Wellington James Simmons 

Francis Spurr Elisha Dana 

George Fefsenden Moses White Jun r 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 22- Day of February 
AD 1799, They iisued the following Warrant for a Town 
Meeting Tiz 1 — , 

Middlesex is: To M r Nathaniel Stone :ne of tine Constables 
•' the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S : You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth : :' Mafsachusetts, forthwith :: notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of tine Town of 
Watertown, qualified by Law — vote in Town meetings 

• V:z Such as pay tc :ne s.ngle Tax besides tine Poll, 

or Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax. to 



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meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the fourth Day of March next, at Nine 
of the Clock in the Forenoon, to act on the following 
Articles (Viz) 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March & April Annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine shall run at large the ensuing 

Year 



[244] 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 
grant Money to pay the same, or act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, or act any thing 
thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those Persons, the Town is in- 
debted to, and act any thing thereon 

11 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, and act any thing 
thereon 

12 th To agree how the Fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will straiten the Road on Land of 
Aaron. & Isaac Dana, adjoining Treadeways Bridge (so 
called) & act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will direct their Treasurer to pay to 
the several persons the several Sums which they were 
afsefs'd for Dogs the last Year, & act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will hear the request of John Stearns & 
act any thing thereon 

16 th To know if the Town will procure twelve Buckets for the 
Engine, & act any thing thereon 

17 th To know if the Town will grant any Money for the en- 
couragement of a Singing-school, & act any thing thereon — 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 



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fourth Day of March next, at two of the Clock in the 

Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Friday the 
first Day of March next, at four of the Clock PM. Hereof 
fail not & make return of this Warrant, and your doings 
thereon, to the Selectmen before the times appointed for 

said Meetings Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown this twenty second Day of February, In the 
Year of Our Lord, One thousand seven hundred & Ninety 
nine' — > 

William Hunt 

Moses Coolidge I Selectmen 
Nath 1 R. Whitney [ for 
Francis Faulkner J Watertown 



[245] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston, & 
Waltham at the House of Nathaniel Weld Innholder in 
Watertown on Monday the 25 th Day of February AD 1799, 
They settled & adjusted the Accounts of the Charge that 
had arisen for the repairs of the Great-bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown for the Years 1797 & 1798 which 

Doll' c*» 

Charge amounted to 70„ 7 



Watertown's part is 24,, 90 

Weston's Ditto 22„ 24 

Waltham's Ditto 22„ 93 



70„ 7 



Weston, & Waltham's part of said Charge was paid to 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Treas r for Watertown And he paid 

two Dollars & twenty eight Cents for Selectmens Expence 
at said Meeting 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the first Day of March 

AD 1799 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 

directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 5 — > 

To Abigail Goddard for boarding Rachell 
Goddard from the 5 th of last $1„20 ^ Week] 



214 Watertown Records. 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for paying Catharine) 

Marshall for supporting Bez 1 Learned & Wife/ 30„ — 

To Ditto for paying for Nabby Coolidges) 

Support to 11 th of January 1798 J 11„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Jon a Hammond] 
Treas r for Waltham in full for the Charge off 
Abigail Ball J 46„ 28 

To Ditto for Cash paid for Nabby Coolidges) 

Support to the 12 th of last April J 10„ 84 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Weld for Selecl:-) 
mens Expence in settling the Charge of thef 
Great-bridge J 2„ 28 

To Israel Cook in full for repairs of Ditto — 30„ 10 

To Luke Bemis in full for Plank for Ditto — 8„ 33 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for carting Plank from) 

Boston for Ditto J 2„ — 

To Moses Chenery (including what has been] 
paid him) in full for building a Barn at the? 
Alms house, & House for the Herse J 180,, — 

[246] 

To Aaron Davis in full for Shoes for Ruth) 

Maddox & Benjamin Whitney J 3„ — 

To Stephen Cook in full for repairs at the) 

Waste bridge / 4„ 25 

To Ralph French in full for keeping School in) 

the West-district j 45„ 83 

To William Hunt Esq r by Samuel Babcocks) 
Order in full for keeping a Singing-school the \ 
Year past j 40„ — 

To Jedidiah Leathe in full of his Acc e 2„ 8 

To Leathe & Spurr for repairing the Engine — 2„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Service as) 

Treas r in 1797 J 40„ — 

To Ditto for Service as an Afsefsor in 1797 — 25„ 50 

To Eben r Kent for Ditto in 1797 21„ — 



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To Francis Faulkner for Ditto in 1797 19,, 50 

To Leonard Bond for Ditto in 1797 9„ — 

To Nath 1 Bemis for Ditto in 1797 9„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r for Ditto in 1797 — 9„ — 

To Jonathan Stone for Ditto in 1797 — 9„ — 

To Samuel White in full of his Ace* for re-] 
moving his Wall to widen the Road over the} 
Meeting house hill J 22„ 50 

To the Selectmen for their Expences in 1797 16,, 66 

To Amos Livermore & others for Services at) 

the East School house J 141,, 9 

To Sanger & Sawyer & others for underpin-) 

ning the Middle School-house J 239,, 11 

To Peter Harrington & others for removing) 

the West School-house / 475,, 47 

To the Committee to examine School houses) 
Accounts J 6,, — 

To the Committee to build the Alms house — 10,, — 

To Walter Hunnewell in full of his Acc 1 for) 
Medicines & Attendance on the poor to this > 
Day j 8„ 75 

To John Fowle in full for Articles of Cloath-) 

ing delivered the poor / 16,, 61 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Benj a ) 
Bird for Selechnens Expences in settling the[ 
Charge of Abigail Ballon the 30 th of last April J 1„ 25 

To Jedidiah Leathe in full for repairing Hay) 

scales j 11,, 75 



[247] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
4 th Day of March 1799 to appoint a Petit Juror to serve at 
the Court of Common pleas & Gen 1 Sefsions of the peace to 
be holden at Concord on the 18 :h Day of March Instant — 
And Francis Spurr was drawn out of the Box as the Law 
directs 



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At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday 
the 4 th Day of March AD 1799, to transact the businefs as 
set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting proceeded as 
follows (Viz) 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, And he was 
sworn into said Office by Amos Bond Esq r 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer*— ■> 



Voted & chose for 
Selectmen* 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Voted & chose for 
Afsefsors*— ^ 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Leonard Bond 
Francis Faulkner 



Voted & chose for 
Constables 



James Robbins 

Jonas Bond & was excus'd 

Jonathan Bird 



Voted & chose for 
Fence viewers*—* 



Jonas Bond 
Charles Bond 
[ Peter Harrington 



Voted & chose for 
Sealers of Leather 

Voted & chose for 
Tythingmen*— > 



[248] 

fDavid Livermore 
\ Richard Sanger 

f Josiah Mixer 
[Charles Bond 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Highway 



Voted & chose for 
Howards' — > 



Adam Brown 
Josiah Mixer 
Amos Livermore Jun r 
Col. Moses Coolidge 

(Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 
William Stone 
Levi Morse 



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Ill 



Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves< — > 



Solomon Chenery 
Elias Bond 
William Chenery 
Sam 1 Harrington 
i Nath 1 Bright 
Hubbard Rufsell 
William Stone 
William Winchester 



Voted & chose for 
Clerks of the Market 



Voted & chose for 
Measurers of Wood 



[John George 
Hsaac Patten 
(Nath 1 R. Whitney 

Jedidiah Leathe 
Andrew Blackman 
Artemas Murdock 
John George 



Voted & chose for Cullers of f Samuel Holt 
Hoops & Staves (Joseph Jones 

Voted & chose for fDavid Sanger 
Surveyors of Timber \lsaac Dana 



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Francis Faulkner 
Nath" Weld 
John George 
John Fowle 
Christopher Grant 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Moses Coolidge* — » 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to two of the Clock 

this Afternoon at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 5 — > 



Voted & chose for 
Fire-wards' — » 



In the Afternoon the Freeholders & other Inhabitants 
qualified by Law to Vote in the Choice of Representatives 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer 
were called for, brought in, sorted & counted, 

And the Honb. Eben r Bridge Esq r had 64 Votes 
And Francis Faulkner had One Vote ' — > 



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Then the Meeting was opend by Adjournment from the 
Forenoon, & proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote for appointing 

It was voted that the Town are of Opinion that it is necef- 

sary to have Measurers of Wood appointed 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to agree with a 

Sexton, & make Allowance for his Services 

It was voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing 
Year 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars for the Support 
of Schools the ensuing Year 

It was voted to divide the Money equally between the 
three Schools, & that it be paid to a Committee that shall 
be chosen by each District 

It was voted to refer granting Money for Support of the 

poor to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to postpone granting Money for repairs of the 

Great-bridge to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted the Highway Tax be afsefs'd in the same 

manner that it was the last Year 

It was voted to allow one Dollar $ Day for a Man's Labor 
at Highways, & the same price for a good Team 



[250] 

It was voted that the old Surveyors of Highways be 
directed to call upon those who have been deficient in 
working out their Highway Tax, and that they be directed 
to call upon each of them to work out the same, & if they 
are not work'd out by the first Day of next May, the 
Afsefsors are directed to put their several Sums in separate 

Columns in the next Town Tax 

It was voted that the Afsefsors be directed to call upon the 
old Surveyors to make return of their Lists of Highway 
Taxes on the first Day of next May, so those that are 
deficient may be afsefs'd in the Town Tax* — » 



Voted & chose for a 
Committee to examine 
the Town Treas r ' 3 Acc ts 



Amos Bond Esq r 

Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 

Thomas Clark 

Moses Coolidge & was excus'd 
Elisha Livermore 



It was voted to grant for Seledhnens Expences) 

last Year J 16„ 66 



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To Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service as Treas r ) 

last Year j 40 „ — 

To Ditto for his Service as an Afsefsor last Year 21 „ — 

To Francis Faulkner for Ditto 21 „ — 

To Leonard Bond for Ditto 21 „ — 

It was voted to choose one person to join with the Com- 
mittee appointed to obtain an Opinion respecting the state 
of the Pews — Voted & chose W m Hunt Esq r 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound keeper 

It was Voted to postpone the Article respecting the fishery 

to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to choose a Committee to view the Road near 
Treadeways Bridge (so called) and advise on what terms 
they can procure the Land if they judge it necefsary & 
make report at the Adjournment of this Meeting' — , 

Moses Coolidge 
Francis Faulkner 
Christopher Grant 
Voted & chose for \ Luke Bemis 
said Committee' — > William Hunt Esq r 
Thomas Clark 
Amos Livermore 



[251] 

It was voted that the aforementioned Committee be 
directed to view the gap between Treadeways-bridge & the 
new Bridge built by Eben r Bowman & others, & see if they 
judge it necefsary to have the gap fill'd up, & make report 

at the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to pay John Stearns fifty Dollars provided his 
Children will give Bonds to endemnify the Town from any 

Expence that shall ever arise for his Support 

It was voted to choose a Committee to procure twelve 
Buckets for the Engine' — > 

[Nath 1 Bemis 
Voted & chose for sElisha Livermore 
said Committee [Moses Coolidge 

It was voted to grant forty Dollars to support a Singing- 
school the ensuing Year 

It was voted to choose a Committee to appropriate the 
Money granted for a Singing-school' — , 



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( Charles Bond 
Voted & chose for jNath 1 Bright 
said Committee [Elisha Livermore 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to Nath 1 Weld's 

House at six of the Clock this Evening 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

In the Evening the Meeting was open'd at the House of 
Nath 1 Weld by Adjournment from the Meeting house & 
proceeded as follows (Viz)<— 

The Committee appointed to view the Road near Treade- 

ways Bridge made a verbal report And it was voted 

that the Selectmen be empowered to make an alteration in 
the Road on Land of Aaron & Isaac Dana adjoining 
Treadeways Bridge, & that they have a right to agree with 
the said Dana's to shorten the Road, to throw out some of 
said Dana's Land & take in some of the Road if it can be 
spar'd, & for as much Land as they throw out more than 
they take in, they are directed to draw an Order on the 
Treas r to pay said Dana's at the same proportion as they 
gave for said Land 



[252] 

It was voted to farm out the Collection of Taxes to the 
lowest bidder on the following Conditions (Viz)< — » 

The person or persons who shall collect the Taxes shall be 
oblig'd to complete the Collection of all Taxes committed 
to him or them to collect, & make a settlement with the 
Treasurers within one Year from receiving the Tax-bills, & 
on failure shall not be entitled to any Premium for col- 
lecting 

The East List of State, County & Town Taxes were put up 

d 

& struck of to Samuel Coolidge for /7 on the pound 

The West List of Ditto were put up & struck of to Phin 8 B. 

d 

Hovey for /8 % on the pound' — » 

Voted & chose for /Samuel Coolidge 
Collectors of Taxes\Phin 8 B. Hovey 

It was voted to excuse James Robbins from serving as 
Constable he having agreed with Daniel Cornwall to serve 
in his stead 



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Voted & chose Daniel Cornwall Constable, & he was sworn 

into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted to excuse Jonathan Bird from serving as 
Constable, he having agreed with Charles Bond to serve 
in his stead 

Voted & chose Charles Bond Constable, & he was sworn 

into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

The Hay scales were put up at Auction for the term of One 
Year, & was struck of to Aaron Dana for forty one Dollars — 
It was voted to excuse Charles Bond from serving as 
Tythingman 

Voted & chose Jonathan Stone Tythingman 

It was voted to excuse Jon a Stone from serving as Tything- 
man 

Voted & chose William Stone Tythingman 

It was voted to excuse William Stone from serving as 
Tythingman 

Voted & chose Moses Coolidge Tythingman & he was 
excus'd 

Voted & chose Jedidiah Leathe Tythingman & he was 
excus'd 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the 
Public Meeting house 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— > 
[253] 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen on this Day (Viz) 

Nath 1 R. W T hitney, Leonard Bond & Francis Faulkner 
Afsefsors by Amos Bond Esq r 

Jonas Bond, Charles Bond & Peter Harrington Fence 
viewers 

Adam Brown, Josiah Mixer, Amos Livermore Jun r & 

Moses Coolidge Surveyors of Highways 

William Stone Howard & Hogreeve 

Isaac Dana Surveyor of Timber 

March 14 th 1799 William Winchester was sworn into the 
Office of Hogreeve 

March 18 th 1799 Sam 1 Harrington was sworn into the same 
Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

March 22 d 1799 The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town-meeting (Viz)' — > 



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Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds to 
meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the first Day of April next, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, and Senators, and Counsellors, agreeable to the 
Constitution of said Commonwealth Hereof fail not &c 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-affairs to meet & afsemble 
at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 
first Day of April next at four of the Clock in the Afternoon 
to act on the following Articles (Viz)<— 4 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will build or procure a convenient 

place to deposit the Town's Powder & act any thing 

thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will procure one fire hook & act any 

thing thereon 



Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under Our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown this twenty second Day of March, In the Year 
of Our Lord One thousand, seven hundred & Ninety- 
nine* — » 



March 28 th 1799 Levi Morse was sworn into the Office of 
Howard by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according 
to the Constitution to vote for Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor Senators & Counsellors regularly afsembled at 



[254] 




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the Public Meeting house 
first Day of April 1799 — 



in said Town on Monday the 
-The Selectmen presiding the 



Votes for a Governor were called for brought in sorted and 
counted and it appeared that 

His Excellency Increase Sumner Esq 1 " had 85 Votes 

The Honb. William Heath Esq r had 1 Vote 



For Lieutenant Governor, His Honor Moses Gill 
Esq r had 86 



Honb. Eleazer Brooks Esq r had — 78 
Eben r Bridge Esq r had — 79 
Daniel Whitney Esq r had 64 
Josiah Bartlet Esq r had — 76 
Timothv Biglow Esq r had 8 
William Hull Esq r had — 9 
W 7 illiam Winthrop Esq r had 4 
Henry W 7 ood Esq r had — 3 
Jonathan Mavnard Esq r had 3 
William Hildreth had 2 



For Senators 
& Counsellors 



Votes 

Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 
Votes 



[255] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the first Day of 
April AD 1799, for the purpose of transacting the businefs 
as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting proceeded as 
follows (Viz)< — > 

1* Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to choose a Committee to look out some 
suitable place to build a small Brick-building for a deposi- 
tory for the Town's Powder, & the Expence the same will 
amount to, & make report of the same to the Town at 
next May Meeting. « — > 



Mefs rs 

Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



Daniel Sawin & was excus'd v -~> 
Edmund Fowle 

Amos Livermore & was excus'd 
Daniel Sanger 
Francis Faulkner* — > 



It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to get the Fire- 
hooks repaired 



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Then the other Meeting was open'd by adjournment from 
March Meeting, proceeded as follows 

The Petition of the Rev d Richard R. Eliot was read; And it 
was voted to dismifs it, & not to grant any thing for his 
relief 

It was voted that the Selectmen be empowered to permit 
Stephen Cook to work out as much of his Highway Taxes 
as they may judge necefsary on the road which is soon to 
be open'd near his House 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in May next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this 
place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— > 



[256] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on the 15 th of April AD 1799 They 
agreed with Cap 1 Tho 8 Wellington to support all the poor 
the ensuing Year that the Town now have in the Alms- 
house, & improve said House as usual & he is to have £10 
each ^ Year, & take the risque of their Circumstances, & 
take all others that may become poor for the same Sum, 
provided they are in as good Circumstances as the others, & 
be paid for the time they continue in said House in the 
same proportion 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 22 d of April They 
ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting- — (Viz)< — » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town, being twenty one 
Years of age & upwards and resident in said Town for the 
space of one Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate 
within said Town, of the Annual Income of three Pounds, 
or any Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the sixth Day of May next, at two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon for the purpose of choosing One Representa- 
tive, to represent them at the General Court appointed to 
be convened and held at Boston on the last Wednesday of 
May next Hereof fail not &c 



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Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 

Law to vote in Town meetings (Viz) Such as pay to one 

single Tax besides the Poll, or Polls a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet an afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the said 
sixth Day of May next, at three of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to act on the following Articles (Viz)' — > 



[257] 

1' To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will make the Rev d Richard R. Eliot a 
grant, & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands & Seals at 

said Watertown, the twenty second Day of April, In the 
Year of Our Lord, one thousand seven hundred & Ninety 
nine*— > 

William Hunt 

Amos Bond Selectmen 
Moses Coolidge \ for 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Watertown 
Francis Faulkner 

May 2 d 1799 Solomon Chenery was sworn into the Office of 
Hogreeve by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the 6 th Day of May AD 1799 for the 
purpose of choosing One Representative to represent them 
in the General Court appointed to be convened & held at 
Boston on the last Wednesday of May next 

The Selectmen presiding, the Votes for a Representative 
were called for brought in sorted & counted & it appear'd 
that Amos Bond Esq r was chosen 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs, being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
6 th Day of May AD 1799 for transacting the businefs as 



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set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting, proceeded as 
follows (Viz) V Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to dismifs the second Article 



[258] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 

6 th Day of May 1799 by adjournment from March 

Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

It was voted to grant 400 Dollars to support the poor the 
ensuing Year 

It was voted to grant 60 Dollars to repair the Great-bridge 
the ensuing Year 

It was voted to grant to the several Proprietors adjoining 
the Road over the Meeting house hill (so called) as laid out 
& established by the Court of Sefsions, and that the Money 
be afsefsd in the next Town Tax, & that whenever any of 
the said persons shall open the Road on their Land they 
shall be entitled to receive the several Sums specified in 
the Order of said Court 

It was voted to grant Sanger & Sawyer £2„ 18„ 6 in addi- 
tion to their Ace* allow'd for underpinning the Middle 
School-house 

It was voted to grant Daniel Sanger in full of his Acc 1 for 
Services at the Middle School-house 

Voted & chose James Robbins Hogreeve 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd* — » 

Then the Meeting was open'd by adjournment from April 
Meeting 

And the Committee appointed to ascertain a place to build 
a Powder-house & the Expence the same will amount to, 
made report, as you may see on file 
And it was voted to be dismifs'd' — » 



June 8 th 1799 The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town meeting (Viz)' — > 



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[259] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bore one of the Constables 
of the Town, or" Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, forthwith tc notify and warn, all 
the Freeholders 6c ether Inhabitants : :' the Town of Water- 
town qualified by Law to vote in Town-ana::? (Viz) 

Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll., or Polls, a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventeenth Day of June Instant, at four of 
the deck :n the Afternoon, to act on the folio wins Articles 
(Viz) 

l c To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2- To know if the Town will grant to Edmund Fowle, & 
others the:.- right to the Fishery in Charles River, and Land 
above and below the Bridge. :n Condition that they will 
give Bends to rebuild, widen 6c repair the Bridge ever said 
River. 6c keep the same in good repair forever, 6c act any 
thing thereon 

3 d To know :;' the Town will repair the Ministerial Wood- 
house. 6c aet any thing thereon 

Here:: fail not 6c make return of this Warrant with your 
domes tnere:n te the Selectmen before the time arrointed 

for said Meeting. Given under our Hands 6* Seals, 

dated at Watertown the Eighth Day of June One thousand 
seven hundred 6c Ninety nine*— » 

William Hunt ] 

Amos B:nel ' Selectmen 

Nath 1 R. Whitney ' far 

Fran::s Faulkner _ Watertown 



{260} 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders 6c other 
Inhabitants :: the Town of Watertown ou alined by Law to 
vote :n Town-arrairs being duly warned reere. arlv aisembled 
at the Peel:: Meeting house in said Town - - Slondav the 
17- Day of June AD 1~99, for tine purpose ::' transacting 
the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting 
pr::ee;rd ^ follows (Viz)' — > 

V- Voted chose William Hunt Esa r Moderator 



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It was voted to choose a Committee that shall have full 
power to grant to Edmund Fowle & others their right in 
the fishery in Watertown, & two hundred feet of Land 
above, & below the Bridge, & to agree with Waltham & 
Weston respecting the same, & respecting the fishery & act 
any thing thereon*— > 

Col. Moses Coolidge 
Col. Chris r Grant 
M r Thomas Clark 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
M r Francis Faulkner' 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



It was voted to choose a Committee to make such repairs 
to the Ministerial Wood house as they shall judge necef- 
sary, & lay their Account before the Selectmen, & they draw 
an Order on the Treasurer to pay the same*— » 

{Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap 1 Luke Bemis 
Cap* Benj a Hastings 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the first Day of July 
AD 1799 It was agreed to have a Meeting of the Selectmen 
of Watertown, Weston, & Waltham on Monday the 8 th 
Day of July Instant, to examine the Great-bridge, & see 
what repairs are necefsary, & direct the Town Clerk to 
give Notice of the Meeting, which was accordingly done*— •» 



[261] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham 
at the House of Nath 1 Weld on Monday the 8 th Day of 
July AD 1799, to examine & see what repairs are necefsary 
for the Great-bridge over Charles River in Watertown, (the 
Selectmen of Weston not being present) It was agreed that 
the Selectmen of Watertown shall make such repairs to the 
Bridge as they may find it necefsary 

We the Subscribers Selectmen of the Towns of Watertown & 
Newton having this Day met to perambulate, and settle 
the Lines between the said Town's, have mutually agreed 
to the same, beginning at a Stone in Land of Moses White, 
marked W. N. by Charles River, and running the Courses 
as particularly deleniated in the within plan, and the same 
plan or a Copy thereof is to be affixed to the Town Records, 
and the Bounds as stated in the within plan is forever 



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hereafter to be considered as the boundary Lines between 

said Towns In Testimony whereof We have hereunto 

interchangeably set our Names this second Day of Septem- 
ber, in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred 
& Ninety nine' — > 

Tim Jackson] 

Moses Stone \ Selectmen for Newton 
Elisha Hyde ] 

William Hunt 

Nath 1 R. Whitney} Selectmen for Watertown 
Francis Faulkner J 

The Selectmen approbated the persons hereafter named 
to receive Licence for Innholders & Retailers (Viz)<~-* 

Jon a Bird, Nath 1 Weld & Sam 1 Wellington Innholders 

James Robbins, John Durant, John Fowle, John George, 
Moses White, Eben r Kent, Jer h Fowle, Artemas Murdock & 
Edward Lowd Retailers' — > 



[262] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
on the 16 th of September AD 1799 They signed an Order on 
the Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annexed their Names, 
for Materials & Services in repairing the Great-bridge 



William Vinall for 1740 ft. of Plank ® $ „36 — 62., 64 

Ditto for 89 ft. refuse Ditto @ $ „18 — 1„ 60 

Benj a White for surveying Ditto 1„ 60 

Coolidge & Sanger for boating Ditto 7„ 32 

Ensworth & Trowbridge for 28 y 2 Days Labor ©7/ 33„ 25 

To David Sanger 5,, 33 

Aaron & Isaac Dana 11„ 75 

Samuel Nutting 11,, 33 

Stephen Harris Jun r 11,, 8 

Shubael Smith 9„92 

Jedidiah Leathe 1,, — 

Artemas Murdock 10,, — 

Israel Cook 31,, 36 

Tho s Prentice ,, 75 

Nathan Munrow 1„ 25 

Abr a Whitney 1„ — 

Moses Whitnev „ 75 

Nath 1 Weld 15„ 75 



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Francis Faulkner 19„ — 

Isaac Patten 2„ 67 

William Fuller for 8 sticks Timber @ $14 112,, — 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 4„ 60 



$355,, 95 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives afsembled at the 
House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town, on the 7 th 
of October AD 1799 to appoint One Grand Juror & two 
Petit Jurors to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court to be 
holden at Cambridge on the 29 th Day of October Instant 
Cap 1 John George was drawn out of the Box, as a Grand- 
Juror, & Mefs" Adam Brown & Nath 1 Weld as Petit 
Jurors to serve at said Court* — > 



[263] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives afsembled at the 
House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Tuesday 
the 29 th Day of October AD 1799, to appoint three Petit 
Jurors to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court, now holden 
at Cambridge, And Mefs" John Vinall, Nath 1 Bemis & 
William Chenery were drawn out of the Box, as the Law 
directs to serve as Petit Jurors at said Court 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives afsembled at the 
House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday 
the 11 th of November AD 1799 to appoint two Petit 
Jurors to serve at the Court of Common pleas & General 
Sefsions of the peace to be holden at Cambridge on the 19 th 

Day of November Instant And Edward Lowd & James 

Simmons were drawn out of the Box as the Law directs, to 
serve as Petit Jurors at said Court* — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 6 th Day of January 
AD 1800 

They appointed the following persons Engine-men for the 
ensuing Year (Viz)' — , 



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Joseph Peirce 
Abijah White 
Eli as Twifs 
Joseph Mead 
Edmund Wellington 
Moses White Jun r 
Blake Sparhawk 
Elisha Dana 



James Learned 

Israel Cook 

George Fefsenden 

John Tucker 

John Stimpson Jun r 

Josiah Robbins 

Daniel Sanger 

Aaron Dana 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r 



Nath 1 Weld Jun r 



January 11 th 1800 There was a Petition presented to the 
Selectmen for a Town-meeting, And the Selectmen met at 
the House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on the 
Evening of the said 11 th Day, & ifsued the following War- 
rant for a Town-meeting (Viz)' — > 



Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of W 7 atertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, to notify & warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings (Viz) Such as 
pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or Polls, a Sum 
equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to afsemble at the 
Public Meeting-house in said Town, on Monday the 
twentieth Day of January Instant, at two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon, to act on the following articles (Viz) 

Y- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will do any thing relative to support- 
ing the Great-bridge over Charles River in Watertown (so 
called) and regulating the fishery within the Limits of said 
Town & act any thing there on 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown the eleventh Day of January, One thousand 
eight hundred' — > 



[264] 




At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 



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vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 20 th Day of 
January AD 1800 for transacting the businefs as set forth 
in the Warrant for said Meeting proceeded as follows 
(Viz)--, 

V Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to appoint a Committee to make serious 
enquiry into the Constitutionality of the Act empowering 
Weston & Waltham to lease the fishery in Watertown 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote 



[265] 

The Agents who have agreed to take the exclusive right of 
the whole fishery in Watertown, and widen and rebuild the 
Great-bridge in Watertown, and keep the same in repair 
forever, together with the grant of Land above & below the 
Bridge, propose to relinquish their right to said grant 
provided the Town of Watertown will take upon them- 
selves the same privileges and build the Bridge & widen the 
same as proposed by the Agents and endemnify the Agents 
from any Expense they may have incurred in consequence 
of any agreement with Weston & Waltham, and shall carry 
their said agreement with said Towns into full Effect, as 

the said Agents had agreed to Whereupon the Town 

accepted said relinquishment, and voted to take upon 
themselves the widening & maintenance of the Great- 
bridge in Watertown, and to carry the agreements that the 
said Agents or Contractors had made with the Towns of 
Weston & Waltham into Effect, provided the General 
Court will grant, and establish to them the exclusive right 
of regulating and taking the fish in the River in Watertown 
forever 

It was voted to choose a Committee to afsist their Repre- 
sentative in applying to the General Court for a grant, for 
the purpose above mentioned' — > 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



Col. Moses Coolidge 
Col. Chris 1 " Grant 
M r Thomas Clark 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
M r Francis Faulkner' — > 



It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on Monday the 20 th Day of Janu- 
ary AD 1800 They appointed the following persons 

Engine-men for the ensuing Year (Viz) 

Artemas Murdock, Aaron Sanger & Levi Page instead of 
Elisha Dana, James Learned, & Israel Cook who declined 
serving 

February 24 th AD 1800 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)<— > 



[266] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown, qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town, on Monday the tenth Day of March next, at Nine 
of the Clock in the Forenoon, to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)' — > 

l l To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March & April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine, shall run at large the ensuing 

Year 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 
grant Money to pay the same, and act any thing thereon — 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge & act any 
thing thereon 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 
thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those persons, the Town is in- 
debted, to and act any thing thereon 



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11 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, and act any thing 

thereon 

12 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 

Year, and act any thing thereon 

13 th To know what the Town will do respecting their Claim to 

Land lying in the Towns of Waltham & Lincoln 

Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
tenth Day of March next, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 



You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Friday the 
seventh Day of March next, at four of the Clock PM. 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon, to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown the twenty fourth Day of February, in the 
Year of Our Lord Eighteen hundred*— > 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the 7 th Day of March 
1800 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay the several persons hereafter named the several 
Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 



[267] 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Francis Faulkner 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney for paying Col. Moses 
Coolidge in full of his Acc* for Plough-irons in 



1798 




10„ 50 



To Ditto for paying Jonas Wood by Elijah' 
Tolman's Order for supporting the Child of 
Lucy Daniels from 4 th of May to 4 th of August 
13 Weeks @ 50 Cents $ Week , 



6„ 50 



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To Ditto for paying Elijah Tolman for support-) 

ing Ditto from 4 th of Aug 1 to 16 th November — J 7„ 50 

To Ditto for paying Elijah Kingsberry for a) 

Load of Wood del d W m Popenberry J 2„ — 

To Ditto for Ditto — 2„ 4 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Weld for Seled-1 
mens Expences in letting Hay scales &c. on 4 th > 
of last March J 6„50 

To Ditto for Cash paid Willard Loker for a Load] 
of Wood del d William Popenberry on the 9 th [ 
of last March J 2,, 25 

To Ditto for Cash paid Edmund Fowle in full of] 
Nathan Tilton's Acc r - for keeping School in the [ 
Middle district J 83„ 33 

To Ditto for Cash paid Edmund Fowle for Cost) 

on Ditto J 1 ,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Sam 1 Dexter Jun r for) 

his Opinion respecting the state of the Pews — J 10,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Francis Faulkner for] 
paying Deacon John Sanderson for attending \ 
the Supreme Court j 1,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Col. Moses Coolidge to) 

procure six pair of Buckets for the Engine / 20,, — 

[268] 

To Ditto for paying Charles Bond for Wood) 
delivered the West School J 6„ 66 

To Ditto for paying Thaddeus Cole for painting) 

three Guide posts j 3„ 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid John Vinall in full of) 

his Acc t J „ 62 

To Ditto for Cash paid on Jacob Farrars Bond 20,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Catharine Hunt for] 
sundry Articles of Cloathing del d Mary Learned [ 
last September J 1„ 67 

To Ditto for Cash paid Ditto for Ditto on V) 

of last October j ,, 55 



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To Ditto for Cash paid Norman Clark in full] 
of Doctor Aaron Wights Acc 1 for attending \ 
Amasa Whitney J 11„ — 

To Ditto for paying Thad 8 Cole for Service at] 
the Middle School house, & for painting twelves 
Buckets J 11„ 21 

To Ditto for paying Sam 1 Burridges Acc 1 for) 
supporting the Child of Daniel Waters J 8„ 75 

To Ditto for paying Benj a Hastings for repairing) 

the Ministerial Wood-house / 41 „ 75 

To Ditto for paying John Fowle for Cloathing) 

del d the poor / 20, , 29 

To Ditto for paying Nath 1 Bemis for making &) 

painting seven Fireward Staves J 2„ 92 

To Ditto for paying Nath 1 Weld for Selectmens) 
Expences in 1798 / 16, , 66 

To Ditto for paying Isaac Patten by Ralph] 
French's Order in full for keeping School in J- 
the West-district J 116,, 68 

To Ditto for paying Amos Bond Esq r for Sup-) 

plies del d the poor j 22„ 53 

To Ditto for Cash paid Moses Warren in full of) 

his Acc 1 J 1„ 25 

To Ditto for Cash paid Walter Hunnewell in] 
full of his Acc* for Medicines & attendance on [ 
the poor allow'd 6 th of last Jan r ? ) 11„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid for a Load of Wood del d ) 

Spencer Godding the 30 th of last January / 4,, 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid David Brewer for Nabby) 
Coolidges Support to 18 th of last April J 14„ 16 

To Ditto for Cash paid Theophilus Parsons for) 

his Opinion respecting the state of the Pews — / 10„ — 

To Ditto for paying Jonas Wood for a Seine in) 

1797 / 50„ — 

To Ditto for paying Ditto for repairing the Hay) 

scales in 1797 J 4„ 21 

To Ditto for Cash paid Abigail Goddard in full) 

for her right in her late Brother Josiah's Estate/ 1,, 84 

To Ditto for Cash paid for a Ledger 2„ — 



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To Ditto for paying Abigail Goddard for sup-) 
porting Rachel Goddard from 5 th of April 1798 \ 
to 5 th of next April @ %\„ 20 f! Week J 

To Ditto for paying Osmus Daniels $l,,50 for) 
supporting his Wife's Child j 

To Stephen Harris Jun r in full of his Acc* for) 
supporting the Child of Daniel Waters 75 Cents [ 
V Week J 

To Thomas Wellington including what he has) 
rec d for supporting the poor from V May 1798 \ 
to I« May 1799 J 106,, 66 

To Ditto including what he has rec d in full for) 
supporting the poor from V of May 1799 to l l | 
of next May @ $33„33 each J 

To Nath 1 R. WTiitney for his Service as an) 

Afsefsor in 1798 / 40 „ — 

To Ditto in full for his Service as an Afsefsor) 

in 1798 / 21„ — 



[269] 

Doll' 

To Francis Faulkner in full for his Service as) 

an Afsefsor in the Year 1798 / 21„ — 

To Leonard Bond in full for Ditto 21,, — 

To Otis Lane in full of his Acc 1 for keeping] 
School in the Middle-district to the 17 th of lastf 
June J 83„ 33 

To Ditto in full of his Acc c for keeping School] 

in the Middle district to the 3 d of last February/ 66,, 66 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for supplying s d ) 

School with Wood j 8„ 38 

To John George for Ditto in 1798 4„ 67 

To Edmund Fowle for Cash paid John Kenrickl 

in full for a Plough for the Town / 4„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Benj a Edes for printing) 

Tax bills J 2,, — 

To Ditto for going to * to settle Nathan) 

Tiltons Acc t / 7,, — 

^Editorial Note: blank space in original script. 



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To Nath 1 R. Whitney for paying Jonas Wood) 
for repairing the Hay scales J 

To Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc 1 for fire) 
hooks &c / 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 for) 
Supplies delivered the poor &c J 

To Charles Bond in full of his Ace* for repairing) 
the West School-house / 

To Ditto for his Premium for collecting Taxes 

To Edmund Fowle for Ditto 

To David Stone for Ditto 

To Nathaniel Stone for Ditto 

To Thomas & Peter Clark for damages in re-) 
moving Wall &c. to widen the road / 

To Leonard & Jonas Bond for Ditto 

To Ebenezer Chenery for Ditto 

To Samuel White for Ditto 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Ditto 

To Susanna Bond for Ditto 

To Hubbard Rufsell for Ditto — 

To Edmund Fowle for Ditto 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney for paying Nath 1 Bemis 
& others a Committee for the West School in 
full of "said Districts proportion of Money for 
the Year 1799 . 

To Ditto for paying Moses Coolidge & others a) 
Committee for the East School in full for saidf 
Districts proportion of Money for the Year 1799 J 

To George Fefsenden in full of his Ace* for re-) 
pairing the Engine / 

To John Stimpson & Son in full for sundry) 
Articles of Harnefs for the Engine / 

To Nath 1 Weld for Sele&mens Expences last) 
Year — / 

To Ditto for Labor at Treadeways Bridge 



4„ 21 

29„ 25 
20„ 53 
7„- 



12„- 
2„- 
10.- 
7„ 50 
18„ - 
30„- 
72„- 
18„ — 



166,, 66 

166,, 66 
4. 50 
11. 25 



20. 



3.- 



■ O 



. 2:0 ; 

At a Public Tewn meeting of the Freehclders ic other 
Inhabitar.ts ef the Tew.-. : :' '-iter:: -.v- re a., dec by Law 
to vote :r the C~::ce : :' Representatives afsembied a: ore 
Hcuse ::" Nath : VVeld I.nnhclder :r. sa:c Tz^r. :r. Fridav 
the 7« Day of March AD lS-CO— t: appelant :ne Gran a 
Jure: tc appear a: the Court ef General Set's: 0.-5 0: the 
cc be hclden at C:n::ru wither ic fcr said County of 
Lesex :r the Mcr.day next preceding the third Tues- 
day : •' March CO at every- Court ::' Genera. Set's: ens cf the 
reace t: be nelcer :n said Countv throughout tne whole 

Year A^c ere Petit Turer te serve at tne Courts ef 

Common pleas ic General Sefsions ::' tne peace t: be holder 
at Ccr.crrd :n tne Mcr.day r.ext rreceoo.g tne third Tues- 
day :;' March Instant Are James R: reins was drawn 

cut cf tne B:x as a Gran e ; u re r and Israel Cock as a 

Petit-Turer — , 

At a Pubhc Tewn-meetung ef the Freeholders i: ether In- 
habitants of the Town 01 Watertewn qualified by Law te 
vcte :r. I cwr.-ar7a:rs ce re duly warned regularly afsembied 
at tee ?ub.o Meeting house in said Tewn :n Slendav the 
10- Day or March ADIS'IO for tne purpvese ::' transacting 
tee busmefs as set :: - tn in tne V, arrant :: r sa.e Meeting 
pr : ceeoec a 5 fed: w> Viz 1 — , 

Voted 6: chese Ames Bene E.sc; Moderate.- 

V.-ted Cx enese Nath R. Pitney Tewn Clerk. 6: he was 
sworn :ntc sa.e I — tee by Ames Bene Esc/ 

V;ted cx chese Nath : R. Whitney Tewn Treasurer^ 

Amos Bond Esc ' 

Moses Cochise* 
Voted ix chese fcr Naclv R. Whftnev 
Selec'tnn e:.^ Francs Faulkner' 

Thomas Clark 



Nate- R V. r ..:ney 
Voted 81 chose for Francs Faulkner Cx was excuso 
Afsefsorr— > Cearies Bene 

Luke Bemis i; was exces'e 



It was vcted teat tne Afsefsors 
makng Taxes :n the Me nth cf Ju 



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[271] 

Francis Faulkner declined serving as a Selectman 

Voted & chose Luke Bemis a Selectman 

It was voted that the thanks of the Town be given to 
Francis Faulkner for his Services as a Selectman & Afsefsor 

Also to Leonard Bond for his Service as an Afsefsor Also 

to William Hunt Esq r for his Service as a Selectman ■ 

Voted & chose Josiah Mixer Constable 



Voted & chose Samuel Wellington Constable 

Samuel Wellington inform'd the Town that he had agreed 
with Samuel Coolidge to serve as Constable in his stead 

And it was voted to excuse him from serving as Constable 
Voted & chose Samuel Coolidge Constable in his stead 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to 2 O'Clock this 
Afternoon, at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

In the Afternoon the Meeting was open'd at the Public 
Meeting house, The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a 
County Treasurer, were called for brought in sorted & 
counted, & it appeared that Eben r Bridge Esq r had sixty 
one Votes 

The Meeting was opend by adjournment from the fore" 
noon proceeded as follows (Viz)«— > 

Josiah Mixer informed the Town that he had agreed with 

Daniel Cornwall to serve as Constable in his stead And 

it was voted to excuse him from serving as Constable 

Voted & chose Daniel Cornwall Constable in his stead*—* 



[Adam Brown 
Voted & chose for j Francis Bright 
Fence viewers Elisha Livermore 



[Jonathan Alden 
Voted & chose for j Richard Sanger & was excus'd 
Sealers of Leather David Livermore 



(William Stone 
Jedidiah Leathe & was excus'd 
Samuel Holt*— » 



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[Jonathan Stone 
Voted & chose for I Francis Bright 
Field-drivers' — > | Thomas Annis 



Isaac Dana' 



Adam Brown 
Samuel Wellington 
Thomas Bisco 



Voted & chose for \ Joshua Grant 
Hogreeves' — » Amos Livermore Jun r 



Eli as Twifs 
Aaron Davis 



[Charles Bond 
Voted & chose for jjohn George 
Clerks of the Market [Nathaniel W 7 eld 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint four 
Measurers of W 7 ood* — > 

Voted & chose for Cull-/Samuel Holt 
ers of Hoops & Staves \ Joseph Jones 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound keeper 

Voted that the Selectmen appoint a Sexton & agree with 
him for his Services 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Timber 




Voted & chose for 




Samuel Wellington 
James Robbins 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Nath 1 Weld 
Chris r Grant 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Moses Coolidge 



It was voted to grant 500 for the Support of Schools the 
ensuing Year It was voted that the Money be appro- 
priated in the same way & manner as it was the last Year* — > 



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[273] 

It was voted to postpone granting Money for the Support 
of the poor to the adjournment of this Meeting 
It was voted to postpone granting Money for the support 
of the Great-bridge to the adj 1 of this Meeting 

It was voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the 
Highways & that it be afsefs'd in the same way & manner 
as it was the last Year; & the same price for Labor as the 
last Year 

It was voted that the Afsefsors be directed to call upon the 
old Surveyors of Highways for their Lists, before the first 
Day of June next, & those that have been delinquent in 
working out their Highway Taxes for three Years past, the 
Afsefsors are directed to afsefs them in separate Columns 
in the next Town Tax*— * 



Voted & chose for a 
Committee to examine 
the Town Treas r ' 8 Acc t8 



William Hunt Esq r 
Charles Bond & was excus'd 
Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 
Nath 1 Bright & was excused 
Luke Bemis 
k Amos Bond Esq 1 * 



It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service as 
an Afsefsor the Year past twenty four Dollars 

It was voted to grant Ditto for his Service as Treas r the 
Year past forty Dollars 

It was voted to choose a Committee to examine Deacon 
Jedidiah Leathes List of Taxes, & that they have full 
power to abate & settle the same*— > 

[Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for \ William Stone 
said Committee [Nath 1 R. Whitney 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurers Accounts was read, & it appeard that 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r is credited 12274,, 75 

And is charged with 12014,, 82 



Balance due the Treasurer $ 259,, 93 

The above is a just & true statement of the Treas rs Accounts 

to the 8 th Day of March 1800 As examined by the 

Subscribers a Committee to settle the same 

Amos Bond, Thomas Clark, Elisha Livermore Committee 



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243 



[274] 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee 
(As you may see on file*— 

Abner W. Morses Petition was read, & it was voted to be 
referred to the Selectmen 

It was voted to choose a Committee to confer with the 
Inhabitants of the Towns of Weston & Waltham or their 
Agents respecting the fishery in Charles River in Water- 
town, & to know of them, if they will submit to the de- 
termination of the Judges of the Supreme Judicial Court 
this question (Viz) whether in their Opinion the Act or 
Law, which gives to Weston & Waltham a right in the 
fishery in Charles River in Watertown is a constitutional 
Act & binding on the Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town, & whether they will enter into a rule to abide their 
determination so far as to relinquish to the Town of Water- 
town, all right to said fishery, if in the judgment of said 
Judges the Towns of Weston & Waltham cannot constitu- 
tionally & legally hold said fishery, & make report to the 
Town at next May Meeting 5 — , 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for j Doctor Marshall Spring 
said Committee [Amos Bond Esq r <— > 

th It was voted that the Towns right in the Land claimed by 
Gove* & Bemis, be sold at Auction, at the House of Nath 1 
Weld, on the first Monday in April next, by the Selectmen, 
& that they be directed to give a quit claim Deed of the 
same 

It was voted to farm out the Collection of Taxes this 
Evening at the House of Nath 1 Weld's under the same 

restrictions as they were the last Year Also to let the 

Hay scales, & the Wharf in Cambridge belonging to 
Watertown 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting at the House of Nath 1 

Weld in half an hour from this time 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned*— * 



* Editorial Note — Gore or Gove: script not entirely legible here. 



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[275] 

On the Evening of the 10 th of March AD 1800, The Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled 
at the House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town, by 
adjournment from the Meeting-house proceeded as follows 
(Viz)*-, 

The Collection of the East List of State, County & Town 
Taxes were put up under the same restrictions as they were 
the last Year, & struck of to Jonathan Stone, for seven 
pence on the pound 

The West List of Ditto were put up under the same re- 
strictions & struck of to Samuel Coolidge for seven pence 
on the pound 

It was voted to put the Hay scales up at Auction, for the 
term of One Year, the purchaser to pay quarterly & give 
Security for the performance of the payment, & was struck 
of to Maj r Moses White for forty nine Dollars 

The W 7 harf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of Water- 
town was put up & struck of Maj r Moses White for the 
term of one Year for two Dollars & ninety five Cents 

Voted & chose for (Jonathan Stone 
Collectors of Taxes\Samuel Coolidge 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in April next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the 
Public Meeting house 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — > 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen on said Day (Viz) 
Adam Brown Fence viewer 

Jonathan Alden Sealer of Leather 

Jonas Bond Surveyor of Highways 

Thomas Annis & Isaac Dana Field-drivers 

Adam Brown, Samuel Wellington, Thomas Bisco, & Elias 
Twifs Hogreeves 

Charles Bond & Nath 1 Weld Clerks of the Market 

Isaac Dana & William Bond Surveyors of Timber, by 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk* — » 



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[276] 

March 17** 1800 Edward Lowd was sworn into the Office 
of Hay weigher by Xath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

March 24 : " 1800 Joseph Jones was sworn into the Office of 
Culler of Hoops & Staves by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
on the 24* Day of March 1800 They signed an Order on 
the Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their Xarr.es 
(Viz) 

To Kadi 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Elijah! 

Bond for the benefit of John Stearns 15 , — 

To Ditto for Wood delivered Spencer Godding i n 33 

To Charles Bond in full of his Premium for 
collecting Taxes 

To Xath 1 Weld for Selectmens Expences in] 
letting Hay scales fit farming the collection of > 
Taxes 



Abo, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-mee: re; 
(Viz — . 

Middlesex is: To M r Samuel Coolidge one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertowr Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the X'ame of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventh Day of April next, at two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieu : Governor, and Senators and Counsellors, agreeable 

to the Constitution of said Commonwealth Hereof fail 

not ckc — j 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders 6c other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to one single 
Tax besides the Poll, or Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of 
a s ingk Pell Tax, to meet and afsembk at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the seventh Day 
of April next, at three of the Clock in the afternoon to act 
on the following Articles (Viz)*— » 



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[277] 



l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will accept the List of Jurors pre- 
sented by the Selectmen 

3 d To know if the Town will permit Horses, & Neat Cattle to 
run at large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

4 th To hear the Report of the Committee who were appointed 
to procure the Opinion of M r Pearsons & M r Dexter re- 
specting the legal title of the Pews in Watertown Meeting 
house, Also to know if the Town will confirm the Pews to 
the Original Proprietors, and their lawful Heirs forever, 
and act any thing thereon 

5 th To know if the Town will appoint a Committee to petition 
the Court of General Sefsions of the peace next to be holden 
within, and for the County of Middlesex, to reconsider and 
disannul all proceedings respecting the laying out of a Road 
in said Town prayed for by Stephen Cook & act any thing 

thereon Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant 

with your doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times 

appointed for said Meetings Given under our Hands & 

Seals, Dated at Watertown the twenty fourth Day of 
March, In the Year of our Lord, One thousand eight 
hundred* — » 



March 29 th 1800 Daniel Cornwall & Samuel Coolidge were 

sworn into the Office of Constable & Francis Bright as 

Fence viewer 

March 31 l 1800 Samuel Holt was sworn as Culler of Hoops 
& Staves — 

April 4 th 1800 Moses Bright was sworn as Surveyor of 
Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 

Town on Monday the seventh Day of April AD 1800 

for the purpose of giving in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieu* Governor, and Senators and Counsellors 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Thomas Clark 



The Selectmen presiding the Votes for Governor were 
called for brought in sorted & counted, & it appeared that 



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the following Gentlemen had the number of Votes annex'd 
their Names (Viz)< — » 



[278] 

For Governor 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 106 Votes 

The Honb. Caleb Strong Esq r had 16 Votes 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 7 Votes 

For Lieu 1 Governor 

His Honor Moses Gill Esq r had 93 Votes 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq 1 " had 1 Vote 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had 86 Votes 

Eleazer Brooks Esq r 83 

Josiah Bartlet Esq r 82 

Timothy Biglow Esq r 49 

For Senators & Amos Bond Esq r 21 

Counsellors*— > Aaron Hill Esq r 9 

William Hull Esq r 8 

Daniel Whitney Esq r 6 

Jonathan Maynard Esq r 6 

John Merchant 3 

Joseph Peirce 2 

William Hildreth 1 

Then the Meeting was open'd by Adjournment from the 
10 th Day of last March, & proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

Doll 5 

It was voted to grant Francis Faulkner in full) 
of his Acc 1 for his Service as an Afsefsor the last \ 
Year J 24„ — 

To the Selectmen for their Expences last Year — 20„ — 

It was voted to grant fifteen Dollars to procure a Plough 
for the Town, & that the Selectmen are directed to procure 
said Plough 

It was voted to excuse Luke Bemis from serving as an 
Afsefsor 

It was voted to grant Leonard Bond for his) 

Service as an Afsefsor the Year past J 24„ — 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r an Afsefsor 



Voted to excuse Jon a Stone from serving as a Fence viewer — 

Voted & chose Jonathan Bird a Fence viewer 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
May next, at three O'Clock in the Afternoon, at this place 
And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — » 



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[279] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventh Day of April AD 1800 for the purpose 
of transacting the businefs as set forth in Warrant for said 
Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz) 1 — > 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator for said Meet- 
ing 

The List of Jurors prepared by the Selectmen was read & it 
was voted to strike Amos Livermores Name out of said List, 
by his request 

It was voted to accept said List of Jurors, & that the 
Selectmen be directed to select a List therefrom for the 
Supreme Box 

Then the Committee appointed to procure the Opinion of 
M r Parsons & Dexter respecting the legal title of Pews in 
Watertown Meeting house presented their written Opinion 
which was read, & is as follows (Viz)««-> 

It is now settled that Pews are Real Estate, & therefore 
the Votes of the Town of Watertown are meerely a con- 
veyance of Real Estate, & to be construed according to the 

rules of Law in such cases In the Votes are no technical 

words such as are necefsary in Deeds to create an Estate of 
Inheritance, nor even words tending to shew such an Intent. 

We are therefore of Opinion that the Votes alone cannot 
be legally construed as giving an Estate beyond the life of 

the Grantee. It being our Opinion that the Estate does 

not descend, it is unnecefsary to add that a Condition 
annexed to it cannot 

If however any antient Usage of the Town can be 
proved, the question may be otherwise decided, as in one 
case at least the Sup. Court have respected such a Usage*— > 



Boston 15 th March 1799' — , 
A true Copy 



Theop Parsons 
Sam 1 Dexter Jun r 

As you may see on file*— 



[280] 

Whereas the Votes formerly pafsed in the Town of Water- 
town respecting the settlement of the Pews in Watertown 
Meeting house are vague and uncertain, and whereas 
difficulties have arisen & may hereafter arise respecting the 



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Pews aforesaid, & to prevent all difficulties & disputes in 
future 

It was voted that the Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town will, and they hereby do Give, Grant, & Confirm unto 
the several Original Proprietors or Holders of the Pews in 
Watertown Meeting house, & to their Heirs & Afsigns 
forever the several Pews they severally drew or held in said 
Meeting house, except those Pews that have reverted to 
said Town in consequence of former Votes, and have been 
taken by said Town, and sold to Individuals therein, and the 
Inhabitants of the Town aforesaid, do hereby Give, Grant 
& Confirm to the present holders or purchasers and to 
their Heirs and Afsigns forever, the last mentioned and 
excepted Pews they severally purchased 

Sixty one Yeas, & but one Nay 

It was voted that Horses be shut up the ensuing Year 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
May next at five O'Clock in the Afternoon, at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

William Leathe was sworn into the Office of Surveyor of 

Highways And Joshua Grant as a Hogreeve by Nath 1 

R. Whitney Town Clerk Nath 1 R. Whitney & Charles 

Bond were sworn as Afsefsors by Amos Bond Justice of the 
peace 

William Hunt Esq r was sworn into the Office of Afsefsor 

And Joshua Coolidge & Moses Bright as Surveyors of 
Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

In pursuance of the Vote of the Town of Watertown the 
Selectmen met at the House of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in 
Watertown on Monday the 7 th Day of April 1800 the 
following Conditions were drawn (Viz) The Selectmen will 
put up the Town's right to their Land lying in Waltham & 
Lincoln, and pretended to be claimed by Mefs rs Gove* & 
Bemis on the following Conditions, the Town will give a 
quit claim of the Town's right in said Land, the highest 
bidder to be the purchaser, 5 ^ Cent to be paid down, the 
residue on receiving the Deed, or good Security for the 

same the Town will quit their right of trespafs And 

was struck of to Leonard Bond for fifty five Dollars' — » 



* Editorial Note: Gore or Gove; script not entirely legible here. 



250 



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[281] 

At the Meeting aforementioned the Selectmen appointed 
Jedidiah Leathe, Charles Bond, & Edward Lowd measurers 

of Wood for the ensuing Year And Charles Bond was 

sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk' — » 

April 21 1 1800 The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town-meeting (Viz)' — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Samuel Coolidge one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age & upwards and resident in said Town for the space of 
one Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate within 
said Town of the Annual Income of three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet and afsemble 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
fifth Day of May next, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon for the purpose of choosing one Representative to 
represent them at the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened and held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May 
next 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals, 

Dated at Watertown the twenty first Day of April, In the 
Year of Our Lord One thousand & Eight hundred 1 — » 

Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 
Thomas Clark 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 4 



[282] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified according 
to the Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
being duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 5 th Day of 
May AD 1800 for the purpose of choosing one Representa- 
tive to represent them at the General Court appointed to be 
convened & held at Boston, on the last Wednesday of May 
Instant The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a 



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251 



Representative were called for brought in, sorted & counted, 

& it appeared that William Hunt Esq r was chosen 

Then the Meeting by Adjournment from March Meeting 
was open'd, & proceeded as follows 

It was voted to grant six hundred Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year 

It was further voted that the Committee appointed on the 
10 th of last March to confer with the Inhabitants of the 
Towns of Weston & Waltham, or their Agents respecting 
the fishery in Charles River in Watertown, be and hereby 
are empowered as Agents for said Town to bring any 
Action, or Actions against the Towns of Weston & Waltham 
for any Sum or Sums of Money due from them, or either of 
them to said Town of Watertown, or any Action whatso- 
ever that may be judg'd necefsary to bring the Constitu- 
tionality of the late Act of the General Court, empowering 
the Towns of Watertown, Weston & Waltham to farm the 
fishery of those Towns for the Support of the Great-bridge 
over Charles River in Watertown, and fully to act, & do in 
the Premises, as they may judge proper 

It was voted that the above Committee be directed to call 
upon the Selectmen for Money if necefsary, & that they 
be directed to draw an Order on the Treasurer for Money 
to pay said Committee if necefsary 

It was voted to grant three hundred Dollars to make up the 
deficiency for the Expence in repairing the Great-bridge*— * 



[283] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 5 th Day of 
May AD 1800 by Adjournment from the 7 th Day of last 
April, proceeded as follows (Viz)* — > 

It was voted to appoint a Committee to consult and agree 
with Stephen Cook respecting any alteration in the County- 
road leading to Sherburne by Charles River, and if no 
agreement can be had to apply to the Court of General 
Sefsions of the peace, and oppose any alterations being 
made, and to act any thing thereon they may judge will be 

for the Interest of the Town 

Voted that the Selectmen be a Committee for the above 



purpose 



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It was voted that Neat's Cattle shall be shut up from this 
Day to the first Day of next November 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
on the 2 d Day of June AD 1800 They signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Stephen) 

Harris for Labor done at the Great-bridge J „ 50 

To Osmus Daniels in full for supporting his) 

Wife's Child / 20„ — 

To Jonathan Alden to procure a Bafs Viol 20„ — 

To Jon a Coolidge to procure Timber & for Serv-) 

ices at the Great bridge / 35„ — 

To David Brewer in full of his Acc 1 for support-) 

ing Nabby Coolidge to the 18 th of last April — j 43„ 34 

To Jacob Farrar for supporting Benj a Whitney) 

the Year past j 20„ — 

To Abner W. Morse for supporting the Child of) 

Nancy White j 30„ — 



[284] 

July 26 th 1800— The Sele&men ifsued the following War- 
rant for a Town meeting (Viz)<— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Samuel Coolidge one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town quali- 
fied by Law to vote in Town meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to 
one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fourth 
Day of August next at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, 
to act on the following Articles (Viz)<— > 

l l To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know the minds of the Town respecting the widening & 
repairing the Bridge over Charles River in Watertown 
agreeable to the Order of the Court of General Sefsions of 
the peace (or any other way,) and to act any thing thereon 
as they shall think best 



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253 



3 d To know if the Town will grant any Sum of Money to 
defray the Expences of the Militia, on the Days they are to 
appear at Concord under Arms to perform military Duty 
agreeable to Division Orders of the tenth Day of June last — 

4 th To know if the Town will grant any Money to repair the 
Highway from Watertown Meeting house to Menotomy 
Line, & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown the twenty sixth Day of July in the Year of 
Our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred' — > 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 
Thomas Clark 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown* 



[285 ] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs, being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
4 th Day of August 1800 to transact the Businefs as set 
forth in the Warrant for said Meeting proceeded as follows 

(Viz)v-, 

l l Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to rebuild & widen the Bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown agreeable to the Order of the Court of 
General Sefsions of the peace 

It was voted to grant a Sum of Money for the above pur- 
pose 

It was voted to grant One thousand Dollars for the above 
purpose 

It was voted to choose a Committee to rebuild & widen the 
Bridge over Charles River in Watertown agreeable to the 
Order of the Court of General Sefsions of the peace, by 
Contract or otherwise 

It was voted to choose a Committee of five persons for the 
purpose aforesaid' — > 



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Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



M r Amos Livermore 
M r Jonas White 
Col. Chris r Grant 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
jMaj r Moses White 



It was voted to raise a Committee to confer with the In- 
habitants of the Town's of Weston & Waltham or their 
Agents, & to know of them, if they will join with the Town 
of Watertown in widening & rebuilding the Bridge over 
Charles River in Watertown, & to make a settlement or 
compromise respecting said Bridge & fishery, as they shall 
think will be for the Interest of the Town 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee* — 



William Hunt Esq" 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Thomas Clark 
Francis Faulkner 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 



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It was voted to grant to each Man of the Militia of this 
Town that shall march to Concord under arms to perform 
military Duty agreeable to Division orders of the 10 th Day 
of June last, two Dollars to each Man 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote 



It was voted to grant One hundred & fifty Dollars to repair 
the Highway from Watertown Meeting house to Menotomy 
Line 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on the 8 th Day of 
September AD 1800 — They approbated the persons here- 
after named to receive Licence for Innholders & Retailers 
(Viz).-, 



For Innholders 



Jon a Bird 
Samuel Wellington 
Nath 1 Weld 
Eben r Kent 



For Retailers 



James Robbins 
John Fowle 
Moses White 
Jeremiah Fowle 
Edward Lowd 
John Durant 
John George 
John Merchant 



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October 3 d 1800 Jedidiah Leathe was sworn into the Office 
of measurer of Wood by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk< — > 

October 22 d 1800 The Selectmen ifsued the following War- 
rant for a Town meeting (Viz)' — > 



[287] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Samuel Coolidge one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown duly 
qualified to vote for Representatives in the General Court 
of said Commonwealth (Viz) The male Inhabitants of said 
Town being twenty one Years of age, and resident in said 
Town for the space of one Year next preceding, having a 
freehold Estate within said Town of the Annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the Value of sixty Pounds 
to afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the third Day of November next being the first 
Monday in said Month, at three of the Clock in the After- 
noon to give in their Votes for a Representative of the 
People of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the 

United States for the second Middle-district Hereof 

fail not & make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, to the Selectmen before the time appointed for 

said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals Dated at 

Watertown the twenty second Day of October in the Year 
of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred 

Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 
Thomas Clark 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' 



[288] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the 3 d Day of November 1800, to give in 
their Votes for a Representative of the People of said 
Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United States for 
the second Middle-district 



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The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Representative 
were called for, brought in sorted & counted, & it appeared 
that the following persons had the several Votes annex'd 
their Names (Viz)' — > 

The Honb. Timothy Biglow Esq r had 29 Votes 

Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had 20 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had 2 

December 20 th 1800 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town meeting (Viz)< — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall Constable of the 
Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified 
by Law to vote in Town meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll, or Polls a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 29 th 
Day of December Instant, at three of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to act on the following Articles (Viz)<— 

Y To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose a Collector of Taxes instead of Samuel Coolidge a 
late Collector Deceas'd, & act any thing thereon*— * 



Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown the twentieth Day of December, In the Year 
of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred*— > 



At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the 29 th Day of December AD 1800 for the purpose of 



[289] 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Luke Bemis 




Selectmen 
for 



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257 



transacting the Businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town, at five O'Clock this Evening 
And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the House of 
Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town, on the Evening of the 
29 th Day of December 1800 by adjournment from the 
Meeting house, & proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

It was voted to farm the collection of the West List of 
Taxes to the lowest bidder 

It was voted that the collection of all Taxes be paid in to 
the several Treasurers on, or before the first Day of Decem- 
ber next or the Collectors shall not be entitled to any 
Premium, (unlefs any part of the Taxes shall be suspended 
by Order of the Selectmen*— > 



[290] 

The collection of the West List of Taxes were put up, & 
struck of to Daniel Coolidge, for six pence & one fourth of a 
penny on the pound 

Voted & chose Daniel Coolidge Collector of Taxes, & he was 
sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting — And the Meeting 
was accordingly declared difsolv'd' — » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on the 19 th Day of January AD 
1801; They appointed the following persons Engine-men 
for the ensuing Year (Viz)' — 4 

Joseph Peirce John Stimpson Jun r 

Abijah White Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r 

Tho 3 H. Bray Aaron Dana 

Elias Twifs Samuel Jones 

Josiah Robbins John Tucker 

Jonathan Alden Nath 1 Weld Jun r 

Artemas Murdock Aaron Sanger 

Benj a Mirick Jun r Ellis Prentice* — > 



258 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town, on Monday the 23 d Day of Febru- 
ary AD 1801 — They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 



the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

Doll s 

To William Frothingham in full for keeping) 

School in the Middle-district J 75„ — 

To Peter Cochran in full for Ditto 83„ 33 

To Moses Coolidge in full of his Ace* 1 5„ 50 

To Luke Bemis in full of his Acc* for procuring) 

19 Psalm-books for the Singers J 11„ 88 

To the Widow White for supporting her Father) 

Bez 1 Learned & Wife half a Year / 20„ — 

To Paul Learned for his Service as Sexton in) 

1799 / 23„ — 

To Moses Coolidge & others a Committee for) 
the East School in full of said Districts propor-[ 
tion for the Y r 1800 J 166,, 66 

To Nath 1 Bemis & others a Committee for the) 
West-districts proportion for the same Year — J 166,, 66 



Also the Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant for a 
Town-meeting (Viz)<— > 

[291] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall Constable of the 
Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the sixteenth Day of March next, at 
Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz). 

1* To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 
Months of March & April annually 



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3 d To choose a Sexton and agree how he shall be paid for his 
Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine or Neats Cattle shall run at 
large the ensuing Year & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 
grant Money to pay the same, and act any thing thereon — 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor & act any thing 
thereon 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great bridge & act any 
thing thereon 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways & act any thing 
thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those persons the Town is in- 
debted to, and act any thing thereon 

11 th To hear the Reports of any Committees & act any thing 
thereon 

12 th To agree how the Fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will make any repairs to the Meeting 
house & act any thing thereon 

14 th To hear the request of Cap 1 William Bond respecting 
Powder lent him, Also to grant Money to replace the 
Town's Stock of Powder, & act any thing thereon 

15 th To know what the Town will do with Wharf in Cambridge 
& act any thing thereon 

16 th To know if the Town will choose a Committee to look up 
the Town's Fire arms & act any thing thereon 



[292] 

Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
sixteenth Day of March next, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer & 
Register 



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You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 
ninth Day of March next, at four of the Clock PM. Hereof 
fail not & make return of this Warrant and your doings 
thereon, to the Selectmen before the times appointed for 
said Meetings 

Given under our Hands & Seals at Watertown the twenty 
third Day of February in the Year of Our Lord, One 
thousand Eight hundred & one* — » 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 
Thomas Clark 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 9 th Day of March 
AD 1801 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 

Doll 5 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service as Treas-\ 

urer in 1799 f 40„ — 

To Ditto in full for his Service as an Afsefsor) 

in 1799 — / 24„ — 

To Francis Faulkner in full for Ditto 24„ — 

To Leonard Bond in full for Ditto 24„ — 

To Abigail Goddard (including what has been] 
paid her $1„50 Week for supporting Rachel [ 
Goddard from the 5 th of last April J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Moses] 
Warren for soling & heel tapping Sam 1 Jennisons [ 
Shoes J — „ 67 

To Ditto for Cash paid for Daniel Jackson's) 
attending Court at Concord in 1799 J 1„ 50 



[293] 



Doli s 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Moses) 

Coolidge to procure a Plough J 4„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid William Blaver for) 

Service in repairing the Creek-bridge J „ 33 



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To Ditto for Cash paid Joel Wellington in full) 
for taking Plank out of the Water for the} 
Great-bridge J 1„ 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid Abner Sanderson Esq r ] 
in full for running the Lines between Watertown \ 
& Newton j 1„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Jer h Emerton for board-) 

ing William Hay 1 y 2 Week in Salem Poor house/ 3„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid William Vinall in full of) 

his Ace* for Plank for the Great-bridge J 30, , 5 

To Charles Bond in full for 6 singing books for) 

the Singers J 4„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Andrew White for Labor) 

in underpinning the West School-house / 1„ — 

To Aaron & Isaac Dana in full of their Acc* — 42,, 71 

To Thomas Wellington in full of his Acc 1 43,, 70 

To Nath 1 W T eld in full of his Acc 1 for Expences) 
in leasing Hay scales, selling Land & farmings 
out the Taxes J 9„ 17 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Wood delivered the Middle School house J 4,, 73 

To Ditto in full of his Ace* for Supplies de-) 

livered the poor J 20,, 50 

To Amos Livermore & others a Committee to re-) 

build the Great-bridge J 1000,, — 

To Nath 1 R. W T hitney & other's a Committee) 
for the middle School-district the balance off 
said District's proportion for the Year 1800 — J 3,, 60 

To Amos Bond Esq r for Cash paid the Clerk of) 

Sefsions / 1„ — 

To Nath 1 Weld in full for Selectmens Expences) 

last Year / 20„ — 

To John Fowle in full of his Acc 1 for Cloathing) 

del d the poor j 3„ 11 



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[294] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 16 th Day of 
March AD 1801 — being duly warned for the purpose of 
transacting the Businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 

Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Office of Town Clerk 
by William Hunt Esq r Moderator* — > 



Voted & chose for Selectmen 



Voted & chose for Afsefsors 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap 1 Luke Bemis 

(William Hunt Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
[Charles Bond 



Vnt-eH & chose for Cnnsfahles /Samuel Benjamin 
Voted & chose tor Constables | Majr Moses 

Maj r Moses White inform'd the Town that he has agreed 

with Daniel Cornwall to serve as Constable in his stead 

It was voted to excuse Maj r Moses White from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Daniel Cornwall Constable' — > 

(Leonard Bond 

Voted & chose for Fence viewers] Adam Brown 



Voted & chose for Tythingmen 



[Elisha Livermore 

fWilliam Chenery 
\ William Stone 



[295] 

I Edmund Fowle 
William Hunt Esq r 
David Livermore 
Peter Harrington 



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263 



Voted & chose for 
Field drivers 



Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves 



Daniel Coolidge 
Elisha Livermore 
Charles Bond 
Moses Bright 

William Bond 

Amos Livermore Jun r 

Adam Brown & was excus'd 

Edmund Wellington 

William Winchester & was excus'd 

Moses Chenery 



Voted & chose for Clerks 
of the Market' — > 

Voted & chose for Cullers 
of Hoops & Staves' — » 



/John George 
\Nath 1 Weld 

Samuel Holt 
Joseph Jones 



Voted & chose for Surveyors flsaac Dana 
of Timber* — > [William Bond 



Voted & chose for Firewards 



Samuel Wellington 
James Robbins 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Nath 1 Weld 
Chris r Grant 
Amos Bond Esq r 
k Moses Coolidge 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound keeper 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint a Sexton & 

agree with him for his Services 

Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year — 
Voted to postpone the Article respecting Cattle being shut 
up the ensuing Year, until this Afternoon* — » 



[296] 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars for the support 
of Schools the ensuing Year & that it be expended in the 
same way & manner as it was the last Year 

It was voted to postpone granting Money to support the 
poor to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to postpone granting Money to repair the 
Great-bridge to the Adjournment of this Meeting 



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It was voted to choose a Surveyor of Highways for the 
special purpose of repairing the Highways, over the Meet- 
ing-house-hill (so called) & that the Surveyor be empowered 
to work out his List of Taxes, or collect the Money of those 
persons that do not work them out, & lay out the Money 

to the best advantage on said Road 

Voted & chose Col. Chris r Grant Surveyor for the purpose 
aforesaid 

It was voted to postpone granting Money to repair said 
Road until this Afternoon 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to half past two of the 

Clock this Afternoon, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*—- . > 

In the Afternoon the Meeting was open'd at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town for the purpose of giving in 
their Votes for a County Treasurer & Register — 

The Votes for a County Treasurer were called for, brought 
in sorted & counted & it appeared that the Honb. Eben r 

Bridge Esq r had fifty five Votes 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r & Nath 1 R. Whitney to 
sort & count the Votes for a County Register 

The Votes for a County Register were called for brought in 
sorted & counted & it appeared that Sam 1 Bartlet Esq r had 
fifty three Votes for a County Register — 

Then the Meeting was open'd by Adjournment from the 
Forenoon at the Public Meeting house in said Town, & 
proceeded as follows (Viz)« — » 

It was voted to excuse Samuel Benjamin from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Jonas Bond Constable — 



[297] 

It was voted that Horses shall not be permitted to go at 
large the ensuing Year 

It was voted that Neat's Cattle shall not be permitted to go 
at large the ensuing Year 

It was voted that Col. Chris r Grants Limits for working his 
Highway Taxes extend only from the foot of the Southerly 



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side of the Meeting house hill (so called) and running over 
said Hill, as far as to the Road leading from Waltham to 
Cambridge 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote so far as that the 
repairing of the Highway as aforesaid shall extend to 
Menotomy Line 

It was voted to reconsider the last Vote so far as that the 
aforesaid Limits shall extend only from the foot of the 
southerly side of the Meeting house hill (so called) & 
extend to the foot of the Northerly side of said Road as far 
as the Road from Waltham to Cambridge 

It was voted to grant fifty Dollars in addition to the One 
hundred & fifty Dollars granted on the 4 th Day of last 

August to repair the aforementioned Highways And 

that the Afsefsors be directed to afsefs said Sum immedi- 
ately, & the other Highway Taxes within one Week 

It was voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the 
Highways, & that the price of Labor be the same as the 
last Year*— > 

Voted & chose for a Committee William Hunt Esq r 
to examine the Town Treasurers^ Elisha Livermore 
Accounts' — > ,Maj r Moses White 

It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for hisl 

Service as an Afsefsor the last Year j 24,, — 

To William Hunt Esq r for Ditto 24,, — 

To Charles Bond for Ditto 24,, — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service as Treas r l 

last Year j 40,, — 

It was voted that the Committee appointed on the 10 th 
of March 1800, to confer with the Inhabitants of the Towns 
of Weston & Waltham or their Agents, be empowered to 
obtain the Opinion of an able Attorney respecting the 
constitutionality of the Act which gives to Weston & 
Waltham a right in the fishery in Charles River in Water- 
town, & make report to the Town at the Adjournment of 
this Meeting 



It was voted to grant twenty Dollars for the above pur- 
pose' — > 



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[298] 



It was voted that the Committee chosen on the 4 th Day of 
last August (Viz) William Hunt Esq r Amos Bond Esq 1- 
Thomas Clark, Francis Faulkner, & Nath 1 R. Whitney be 
hereby empowered to give to the Town's of Weston & 
Waltham compleat & sufficient discharges forever from any 
further Support, or Charge in maintaining the Great- 
bridge leading over Charles River in Watertown, provided 
the Towns of Weston & Waltham will & do give, & grant 
to the Town of Watertown, all the privileges & benefits 
forever, which were granted & given to the said Towns of 
Weston & Waltham in common with the Town of Water- 
town in the fishery called Shad & Alewives by an Act 
pafsed the second Day of March AD 1798 



Voted to choose two Agents to lease the fishery the ensuing 
Year^ 



13 th Article Voted to postpone until April Meeting 

14 th Voted to grant to Cap 1 William Bond the Powder which he 
received out of the Town's Stock for the use of his Company 
It was voted to grant twenty five Dollars to replace the 
Town's Stock of Powder 

15 th It was voted to choose a Committee to examine the Wharf 
in Cambridge, & see whether they think it will be best to 
make- any repairs, or for the Town to make sale of said 
Wharf, & make report to the Town concerning the same 
at the Adjournment of this Meeting* — > 

[Maj r Moses White 
Voted & chose for < CoL Moses Coolidge 
said Committee' — >[Amos Livermore 

16 th Voted that the Selectmen be directed to look up the Town's 
Fire-arms, & make report to the Town concerning the same 
at April Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town in half an Hour from this 
time, and the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourned 




(James Robbins & was excus'd 
Maj r Moses White 



Watertown Records, 267 
[299] 

Then the Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town, on the Evening of the 16 th 
of March 1801, by Adjournment from the Meeting-house, 
& proceeded as follows (Viz)*— > 

The collection of the East List of State, County & Town 
Taxes were put up on the following Conditions & restric- 
tions (Viz) The lowest bidder to be chosen a Collector, the 
Taxes are to be delivered to the Collector in the Month of 
June next, & he is to give Bonds for his faithful perform- 
ance, to the satisfaction of the Selectmen, one half of the 
Amount of the Taxes are to be paid in to the several 
Treasurers by the first Day of January next, & the residue 
at, or before the expiration of the term of one Year unlefs 
any part of the Taxes shall be suspended by Order of the 
Selectmen, & on failure of not complying with the terms 
aforesaid, the Collector shall not be entitled to any Premium 
for collecting, 

d 

And was struck of to Charles Bond for /5 % on the Pound — 
The collection of the West List of State, County, & Town 
Taxes were put up on the same Conditions & restrictions, & 

d 

was struck of to William Stone for /5 on the Pound 

Voted & chose Charles Bond & William Stone Collectors of 
Taxes 

The Hay-scales were put up at Auction for the term of One 
Year, & were struck of to Aaron Dana for forty one Dollars 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 

meet at the Public Meeting-house in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd'— > 

Then the following Town-Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen on this Day 
(Viz) 

William Hunt Esq 1 " & Charles Bond as Afsefsors were sworn 

by Nath 1 R. Whitney Town-Clerk 

Nath 1 R. Whitney as an Afsefsor was sworn by William 
Hunt Esq r 

Leonard Bond, Adam Brown & Elisha Livermore as Fence 
viewers 

Edmund Fowle, William Hunt Esq r & David Livermore as 
Surveyors of Highways 



268 Watertown Records. 

Daniel Coolidge, Elisha Livermore & Charles Bond as 
Field-drivers 

Cap 1 William Bond & Moses Chenery as Hogreeves' — » 



[300] 

Nath 1 Weld as Clerk of the Market 

Isaac Dana & Cap 1 William Bond as Surveyors of Timber- 
Charles Bond & William Stone Collectors of Taxes 

Aaron Dana Hayweigher sworn by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 

March 23 d 1801 Peter Harrington was sworn into the 
Office of Surveyor of High-ways by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town, on the 23 d Day of March 1801 — 
They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting 
(Viz)<_, 

Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall, Constable of the 
Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn the 
male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of twenty 
one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold Estate 
within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of three 
Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet 
at the Public Meeting-house in said Town, on Monday the 
sixth Day of April next, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon to give in their Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, and Senators and Counsellors, agreeable to the 

Constitution of said Commonwealth Hereof fail not 

&c 

Also, You are alike required to notify & warn the Freeholders & 
other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified by Law to vote 
in Town-meetings (Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax 
besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a 
single Poll Tax to meet & afsemble at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on the said sixth Day of April next, at 
three of the Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following 
articles (Viz) 



l fc To choose a Moderator for said Meeting- 



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2 d To know if the Town will permit those persons, who have 
not work'd out their Highway Taxes, for three Years past, 
& were afsefs'd in the last Years Town Tax, to work out the 
same under the present surveyors of Highways & act any 

thing thereon Hereof fail not & make return of this 

Warrant, with your doings thereon to the Selectmen before 

the times appointed for said Meetings Given under our 

Hands & Seals, Dated at Watertown the twenty third Day 
of March, In the Year of our Lord, one thousand, eight 
hundred & one' — > 



William Hunt 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 
Amos Bond 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



301 



March 28 th 1801 Col. Chris r Grant was sworn into the 
Office of Surveyor of Highways by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Agents of the Town of Watertown 
(chosen for the purpose of leasing the fishery in Water- 
town) held at the House of Nathaniel Weld Innholder in 

said Town on Monday the 30 th Day of March 1801 They 

leas'd the privilege of the fishery in Watertown the ensuing 
Year to Nath 1 Weld for two hundred & forty Dollars — And 
he paid ten Dollars as earnest Money*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld's 

on the V Day of April 1801 They signed an Order on the 

Treas r directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter- 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— » 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney for paying Nath 1 Weld 
for Selectmens Expences in letting the Hay 
scales &c. on the 16 th of last March, Also in full 
for Agents Expences in letting the fishery; And 
also in full for Expences of the Agents of Water- 
town, Weston & Waltham 

To the Widow — 



Doll s c is 



8„ 20 



— White for supporting Bez 1 ] 
Learned & Wife half a Year from the 1 st Day of 
last May J 

To Catha Marshall for supporting Ditto the 3 d ) 

quarter of last Year / 10„ — 



20„ 



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To Moses Warren for two pair of Shoes del d l 

Sam 1 Jennison & Wife J 3„ — 

To Coolidge & Sanger in full for boating Plank 3„ — 

To Thaddeus Cole in full of his Acc 1 3„ 58 

To Catha Marshall in full for purchasing to) 

Shirts for Bez 1 Learned J 3„ — 

To Isaac Dana in full of his Acc 1 for Services) 

at the Middle School-house J 5„ 10 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the 6 th Day of April 1801, for the purpose 
of giving in their Votes for a Governor, Lieu 1 Governor, and 
Senators & Counsellors 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for Governor, were 
called for brought in sorted & counted & it appeared that 
the following persons had the number of Votes, annex'd 
their several Names (Viz)*— » 



[302] 

For Governor*— > 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had — 
His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 



115 Votes 
20 



For Lieu 1 Governor*— > 

The Hxmb. William Heath Esq r had 51 Votes 

Edward H. Robbins Esq r had 48 

Samuel Phillips Esq r had 14 

Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 2 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had — 1 



For Senators 
& Counsellors 



Jonathan Maynard Esq 1 " had — 55 Votes 

Aaron Hill Esq r had 29 

William Hildreth Esq r had 9 

William Hull Esq r had 66 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had 89 

Daniel Whitney Esq r had 24 

Timothy Biglow Esq r had 56 

Josiah Bartlet Esq r had 83 

Timothy Jackson Esq r had 1 



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: :e:':re :~e Day :? 




[303] 

NVJv R. V.-::-tv T:-55T.-Cerk 




a r . 



272 



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Voted to grant thirty Dollars for the purpose aforesaid 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in May next at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 
meet at this place — — ■ 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd< — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on the 24 th Day of April AD 1801, 
they ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting 
(Viz)*-, 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age and resident in said Town for the space of one Year 
next preceding, having a freehold Estate within 

said 



[304] 

Said Town of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the fourth Day of 
May next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the 
purpose of choosing a Representative to represent them at 
the General Court appointed to be convened and held at 
Boston on the last Wednesday of May next 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands and Seals at 

Watertown the twenty-fourth Day of April, In the Year 
of our Lord, one thousand, Eight hundred and one<— * 

William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the 4 th Day of May AD 1801, for the 
purpose of choosing a Representative to represent them in 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' 



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273 



the General Court appointed to be convened & held at 
Boston on the last Wednesday of May Instant 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Representative 
were called for, brought in sorted & counted & it appeared 
that William Hunt Esq r was chosen' — , 



[305 ] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 4 th Day of 
May AD 1801, by Adjournment from the 6 th Day of April 
last proceeded as follows (Viz)^^ 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurers Accounts was read and it appeared that 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer is credited — 7300,, 40 
And is charged with 7157,, 87 



Balance due the Treasurer $142,, 53 

The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurer's 
Accounts to the 13 th Day of March AD 1801 — as examined 
by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the same' — > 

Amos Bond 1 Committee 
Luke Bemis J 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee As you 
may see on file' — » 

The Committee appointed to view the Wharf in Cambridge, 
made a verbal report, that they are of Opinion that it will 

be for the Interest of the Town to repair said Wharf 

It was voted to grant fifty Dollars to repair said Wharf, 
And that the Committee aforesaid be directed repair the 
same 

It was voted that the Committee chosen on the 4 th Day of 
last August be & hereby are empowered to give to the 
Towns of Weston & Waltham compleat & sufficient dis- 
charges forever, from any further Support, or Charge in 
maintaining the Great-bridge leading over Charles River in 
Watertown, provided the Towns of Weston & Waltham 
will & do give & grant to the Town of Watertown all the 
privileges and benefits forever, in the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Town of Watertown'— 



4 Watertown Records. 

[306] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on Monday the 4 th Day of May 
AD 1801 — They let the Wharf belonging to the Town of 
Watertown (in Cambridge) at Auction for the ensuing 
Year, to Samuel Wellington Jun r for three Dollars 

June 8 th AD 1801 Stephen Cook delivered the following 
notification (Viz)' — > 

Watertown June 8 th 1801* — > 
To the Selectmen of Watertown*— > 

This is to give notice that on the fifth Day of last May I 
took into my Family a young Woman by the Name of 
Betsy Hide who came last from Newton, her circumstances 
are unknown to me 

Stephen Cook*— > 

As you may see on file*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on the 3 d Day of August AD 1801 — 
They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to 
pay to the several persons hereafter named the several 
Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— > 

Doll* O* 

To Joel Wellington in full for supporting the) 

poor the first quarter of the present Year / 30„ — 

To Col. David Brewer in full for supporting! 

Nabby Coolidge the Year past / 46„ 43 

To Col. Moses Coolidge for repairing the! 
Town's-plough J 1„ — 

To William Hunt Esq 1 " for Costs of suit in ac-1 
tions against the Town's of Weston & Waltham \ 
(as $ Bill) tax'd by the Clerk of Common-pleas j 



August 24 th 1801 The Selectmen made sale at Auction of old 
Timber, & Plank which were not wanted for the Great- 
bridge, sold to sundry persons amounting to — $31,, 75 

As <p Bill, you may see on file*— > 



[307] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on Monday the 14 th Day of Septem- 



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275 



ber AD 

named 

(Viz).-, 



1801 — They approbated the persons hereafter 
to receive Licence for Innholders & Retailers 



For Innholders 



Jon a Bird 
Nath 1 Weld 
Sam 1 Wellington 
Eben r Kent 



For Retailers < 



James Robbins 
John Fowle 
John George 
Moses White 
John Durant 
Jeremiah Fowle 
John Merchant 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the 7 th Day of December AD 
1801 — They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)« — > 



To Thaddeus Cole in full of his Acc 1 

To Edward Lowd in full of his Acc 1 for repairing 
the Hay-scales in 1800 

To Henry Craft in full for building a temporary) 
Bridge / 

To Joel Wellington in full for supporting the 
poor the second quarter of the present Year — 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for 8 y 2 feet of Wood) 
delivered Samuel Jennison J 



Do!!' C<* 

1„ 89 



4„ 96 



6„- 
30„ - 
4„ 61 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the 4 th Day of January AD 
1802 — They appointed the following person Engine-men 
for the ensuing Year (Viz)*— > 



Eli as Twifs 
Joseph Peirce 
Thomas Annis 
John Tucker 
Aaron Dana 
John Stimpson Jun r 
Benjamin Mirick 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun 1 
Ellis Prentice 



Nath 1 Weld Jun' 
Samuel Jones 
Leonard Mellen 
Nath 1 Coolidge 
Tho 8 H. Bray 
Abijah White 
Jonathan Alden 
Thomas Heard 
Jonathan Child*- 



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[308] 

Also, The Selectmen signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)« — > 



To William Hilliard in full for printing 300 Taxi 
bills / 

To the Wife of Samuel Jennison for supporting 
Spencer Godding from the first Day of January 
Instant, One Dollar f& Week, & one Load of 
Wood in course of the Winter 



To Moses Warren Jun r in full for a pair of Shoes) 
del d Mary Learned J 

To Col. Moses Coolidge & others a Committee] 
for the East School in full for said Districts [ 
proportion of Money for the Year 1801 J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney & others a Committee for] 
the Middle School in full for Ditto 



nittee for j 



To Col. Moses Coolidge in full for supporting) 
Spencer Godding in his late Sicknefs J 

To James Simmons in full for making a Bell-) 
wheel J 

To Doctor Marshall Spring in full for Medi-) 
cines & attendance on Joseph Child / 



Doll* 



2„ 25 



1. 25 



166,, 66 



166,, 66 



62, 



8„- 



18. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the l l Day of February AD 

1802 They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 

him to pay to the several persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names — (Viz)*— > 

Doii s G* 

To Daniel Mason in full of his Acc 1 for fencing) 

Stuff — / 4„ 17 

To Isaac Dana in full for Plank for the Creek-) 

bridge J 29„ 90 

To Ditto in full for Labor &c. at Ditto 5„ 96 

To Thaddeus Cole in full for mending Windows) 

in poor house / 3„ 87 

To Joseph Peirce in full Plank for the Bridge &c 1„ 91 

To Moses Hagar in full for supporting Joseph) 

Child & Family to this Day J 34„ — 



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277 



To & others a Committee for the West] 

School in full for said Districts proportion for[ 

the Year 1801 J 166,, 66 



[309] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath ! Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the first Day of 

March AD 1802 They ifsued the following Warrant 

for a Town-meeting — (Viz)< — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town, on Monday the fifteenth Day of March Instant, at 
nine of the Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)' — > 

V To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March, & April Annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat's Cattle shall run at 

large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, and act any thing thereon — 
6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 

thereon 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge, & act any 

thing thereon 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 

thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 

Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those persons, the Town is in- 
debted to, and act any thing thereon 



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11 th To hear the Reports of any Committees, & act any thing 
thereon 

12 th To agree how the Fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will make any repairs to the Meeting- 
house, and act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town, will purchase any Lands contiguous 
to the Alms-house, for the accommodation thereof, & act 
any thing thereon' — » 



[310] 

15 th To know if the Town will procure a Waggon for the use of 
the Engine & act any thing thereon 

16 th To know if the Town will provide any uniform for the 
Militia Company & act any thing thereon 

17 th To know if the Town will sell their Fire-arms, Axes & Pick- 
axes, & act any thing thereon 

18 th To know if the Town will erect a Powder-house, & act any 
thing thereon 

19 th To know if the Town will accept of the Road from the 
Northerly side of the Great-bridge, extending over the 
Creek-bridge, to the great Country-road, laid out by the 
Selectmen, & act any thing thereon 

Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Freeholders 
& other Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, 
qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet at 
the Public Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the 
fifteenth Day of March Instant, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer — 

You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town, on Monday the 
Eighth Day of March Instant, at six of the Clock PM. 
Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon, to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown, the first Day of March, in the Year of Our 
Lord, one thousand, Eight hundred & two«— ■> 



William Hunt 

Amos Bond Selectmen 
Moses Coolidge \ for 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Watertown' — » 
Luke Bemis j 



Watertown Records. 279 
[311] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the eighth Day of 

March AD 1802 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 

directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

Doll 5 c ts 

To William Hunt Esq r in full for Service as an) 

Afsefsor in 1800 J 24„ — 

To Charles Bond in full for Ditto 24„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Ditto 24„ — 

To Ditto in full for his Service as Treasurer) 

in 1800 J 40„ — 

To Ditto in full of his Acc 1 for Supplies delivered) 

the poor J 6„ 60 

To John Fowle in full of his Ace* for Ditto 23„ 97 

To Moses W T hite in full for carting a Load of) 

Plank from Boston / 2„ — 

To Jonas W 7 ood in full for Meal delivered) 

Stephen Harris on Acc 1 of Nath 1 Harris's Note/ 16„ 75 

To Amos Livermore & others a Committee to) 
pay for rebuilding the Bridge over Charles \ 
River j 582,, 82 

To Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney for Interest paid Charles) 

Bond / 12,.. — 

To Ditto for paying Abigail Goddard for sup-) 
porting Rachel Goddard the Year past $1„ 50 f 
$ Week J 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 W 7 eld for Com-) 

mittee's Expences on V of last June J 2„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Joseph Daniels for Wood 2,, 73 

To Ditto for Cash paid Luda Harris for mending) 

Sam 1 Jennisons Shoes / — ,, 58 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 W 7 eld for Com-) 

mittees Expence J 1„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Hezekiah Miller for) 

Service at the Creek-bridge / — „ 60 

To Ditto for Cash paid Edward Hawes for a) 

Load of Wood delivered Joseph Child / 3„ 22 



3 Watertown Records. 

To Ditto for Cash paid John Pratt for Wood — 4„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Daniel Coolidge fori 

Ditto delivered Joseph Child J 3„ 73 

To Ditto for Cash paid Jacob Brown for Ditto) 
delivered Samuel Jennison / 3„ 6 

To Ditto for Cash paid Jefse Pratt for Ditto) 
delivered Ditto J 3„50 

To Ditto for Cash paid Ephraim Ware for Ditto) 

del d Joseph Child / 2„ 50 

To Charles Bond in full of his Acc 1 21 „ — 

To Daniel Coolidge in full of his Premium for) 
collecting Taxes } 

To Jonathan Stone in full for Ditto 



[312] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
fifteenth Day of March AD 1802 — for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)' — » 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator- 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, & he was 
sworn into said Office by William Hunt Esq r Moderator 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer*— > 



Voted & chose for 
Selectmen*— > 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap 1 Luke Bemis* — » 



[William Hunt Esq' 
Voted & chose for jNath 1 R. Whitney 
Afsefsors*— » Charles Bond 



Voted & chose for fCap 1 John Fowle 
Constables*—, | Daniel Sawin 



Cap 1 John Fowle informed the Town that he has agreed 
with Charles Bond to serve as Constable in his stead 



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Also Daniel Sawin inform'd the Town that he has agreed 

Edward Lewd :: serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted :: excuse Car'- liar. Fcwle 6c Darnel Sawin from 
serving as Granaries 1 — > 

Voted 6c chese for Charles Bend 
Constables' — , Edward Lowd 

And they were sworn intc said Orr.ce. by Nath : R. Whitney 
Town Clerk' — , 



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'Charles Bene 6c was excus'd' — , 
Voted 6c chose for Daniel Cc olidge 
Fence-viewers' — , William Winchester 

Elisha Livermore 

Voted 6c chose for 'Israel Cook 
Tythingmen*— > Daniel Bernard 

It was voted to postpone the Choice of Surveyors of 
Highways until this Afternoon*—, 

William Leathe 
Voted 6c chose for Daniel Coolidge 
Field-drivers*— * ; Peter Clark 

David Livermore 

Adam Brown 6c was excus'd 

Daniel Bond 
Voted 6c chose for ^ David Stone 
Hoereeves'— > v Tame- Bernard 

Nath 1 Bright 
John Merchant 

Voted 6c chose for Nath'- R. Whitney 
Clerks of the Market Cap'- John Gecrge 

Voted 6c chose for Deacon Samuel Holt 
Cullers of Hoops 6c ■ Cap'- Abner Craft 
Staves 



Voted £c chose for 'Cap 1 William Bond 
Surveyors of Timber Isaac Dana 



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Samuel Wellington 
James Robbins 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
Nath 1 Weld 
Col. Chris r Grant 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Moses Coolidge 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound keeper 

Voted & chose Paul Learned Sexton, & Voted to grant 

him twenty three Dollars for his Services 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to two of the Clock this 

Afternoon, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — » 



Voted & chose for 
Firewards' — » 



[314] 

In the Afternoon the Town-meeting was open'd at the 
Public Meeting-house in said Town for the purpose of 
giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

The Votes for a County Treasurer were called for, brought 
in sorted & counted & it appeared that the Honb. Eben r 
Bridge Esq r had sixty one Votes 

Then the Meeting was open'd at the Public Meeting-house 
in said Town, by Adjournment, from the Forenoon & 
proceeded as follows (Viz)*— » 

Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year — 
It was voted to dismifs the Article respecting Neat's 
Cattle running at large the ensuing Year 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars for support of 
the Schools the ensuing Year, & that it be expended in the 
same way & manner as it was the last Year 

It was voted to postpone granting Money to support the 
poor to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to postpone granting Money to repair the 
Great-bridge to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the 
Highways, & that the price of Labor be the same as it was 
the last Year* — > 



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Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Highways' 



Col. Moses Coolidge 
Cap 1 Luke Bemis 
Francis Bright 
Peter Clark 



Voted & chose for a (Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 

Committee to examine the j William Hunt Esq 1 
Town Treasurer's Accounts (Jonas White 



It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his) 
Service as Treasurer & Clerk last Year J 

Also, To Charles Bond for his Service as an 
Afsefsor last Year 

Also, To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Ditto 

Also, To William Hunt Esq r for Ditto 



Doll* c ts 

50„ - 

34„ 50 
34„ 50 
34„ 50 



[315] 

The Report of the Committee appointed to examine the 
Town Treasurer's Accounts was read & it appear'd that 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r is credited by — 7342,, 44 
And is charg'd with 7137,, 41 



Balance due the Treasurer $205,, 3 

The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurer's 
Accounts to the 13 th Day of March AD 1802 — as examined 
by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the same 1 — > 

William Huntj Committee 
Moses White J 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee as 
you may see on file 

Voted that Amos Bond Esq r William Stone & Nath 1 R. 
Whitney be a Committee to examine Deacon Jedidiah 
Leathes List of Taxes, & make a statement of the same, & 
make Report to the Town at April Meeting 

The Committee appointed on the fourth Day of August 
AD 1800 presented the Contract made with Weston & 
Waltham (t>y their Agents) which was read & is as follows 
(Viz)--, 

This Indenture tripartite made this first Day of June in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, 



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between the Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown of the 
first part, The Inhabitants of the Town of Weston, of the 
second part, And the Inhabitants of the Town of Waltham 
of the third part Witnefseth. That whereas the In- 
habitants of the Towns aforesaid stand chargeable for the 
Support and maintenance of the Great-bridge in Water- 
town over Charles River in proportion as they severally 
stand in the State Valuation; and whereas the General 
Court of the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts by an Act 
and Law which pafsed the second Day of March in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety 
eight, granted to the Towns aforesaid the right to sell and 
regulate the times and places and manner of taking the 
fish called Shad and Alewives within the limits of said 
Towns the proceeds to be divided between said Towns 

in 

[316] 

In proportion as they pay towards said Bridge; And 
whereas the Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown for and 
in consideration that the Inhabitants of the Towns of 
Weston & Waltham have agreed to grant sell and convey 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown the sole right 
to sell and regulate the times places and manner of taking 
said Fish within the limits of the Town of Watertown and 
the proceeds to convert to their own use, have agreed that 
the Inhabitants of the Towns of Weston and Waltham shall 
severally be discharged from contributing any further to 
the support, maintenance, building or widening the same 
Bridge forever — Now therefore know ye. That the said 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown in consideration of 
said agreement and of the Releases and Covenants herein 
after mentioned, made and to be kept and performed by 
the said Inhabitants of Weston & Waltham, doth hereby 
release and discharge the said Inhabitants of the said 
Towns of Weston and Waltham jointly and severally from 
all Demands, Actions, and Causes of Actions which they 
the said Inhabitants of Watertown have either jointly or 
severally against them the said Inhabitants of Weston and 
Waltham; and the said Inhabitants of Watertown for the 
Consideration aforesaid do hereby release and discharge the 
said Inhabitants of Weston and Waltham jointly and 
severally from contributing any further forever hereafter 
towards the Maintenance of the Bridge in Watertown over 
Charles River; and the said Inhabitants of W 7 atertown do 
further release, and quit claim unto them the said In- 
habitants of Weston and Waltham jointly and severally, all 
the right, title and Interest which they have in & to the 



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Shad and Alewive fishery, within the limits of the said 
Towns of Weston and Waltham in virtue of an Act pafsed 
on the second Day of March, in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, Entitled "An 
Act authorising the Inhabitants of the Towns of Watertown 
Weston and Waltham, in the County of Middlesex to 
regulate the taking of fish called Shad and Alewives within 
the limits of the said Towns' — »And the said Inhabitants 
of Weston, in 

Consideration 



[317] 

Consideration of the release and discharge aforesaid of the 
said Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, do hereby 
release and discharge the said Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown, from all Demands, Actions and causes of 
action, which they the said Inhabitants of Weston have 
against them the said Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town, either severally or jointly, with the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Waltham; and the said Inhabitants of the 
Town of Weston, for the Considerations aforesaid, do 
hereby release and quit claim unto them the said In- 
habitants of Watertown all the right title and Interest 
which they have, either severally, or jointly with the In- 
habitants of Waltham aforesaid, in and to the Shad and 
Alewive fishery, within the limits of the said Town of 
Watertown, in virtue of the Act aforesaid; and the said 
Inhabitants of Weston for the Consideration aforesaid, do 
covenant with the said Inhabitants of Watertown, that 
they may receive and convert to their own use, their, the 
said Inhabitants of Weston's proportion of the proceeds 
of the sale of said fishery, in the Year seventeen hundred 
and Ninety nine, and the said Inhabitants of the Town of 
Weston, do further covenant with the said Inhabitants of 
Watertown that they will forthwith pay them the Sum of 
seven Dollars & fifty Cents' — >And the said Inhabitants of 
Weston do further covenant with the said Inhabitants of 
Watertown, that they will annually, hereafter appoint an 
Agent to join with such Agents as may be appointed by 
the said Inhabitants of Watertown to regulate and sell 
the fishery aforesaid within the limits of said Town of 
Watertown; provided the appointment of such Agent shall 
be adjudged necefsary, to secure to the said Town of 
Watertown the benefit of said fishery, and they the said 
Inhabitants of Weston shall be duly notified thereof' — >And 
the said Inhabitants of the Town of Waltham in considera- 
tion of the release and discharge aforesaid of the said In- 



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habitants of Watertown, do hereby release and discharge 
the said Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, from all 
demands Action and causes of action which they the said 
Inhabitants of Waltham have against them the said In- 
habitants of Watertown; either severally or jointly with 
the said Inhabitants of Weston; and the said Inhabitants 
of Waltham for the consideration aforesaid, do hereby 
release and quit claim unto them the said Inhabitants of 
Watertown all the right title and Interest which they have 
either 



Severally or jointly with the Town of Weston aforesaid in 
and to the Shad and Alewive fishery, within the limits of the 
said Town of Watertown in virtue of the Act aforesaid; and 
the said Inhabitants of Waltham for the consideration 
aforesaid, do covenant with the said Inhabitants of Water- 
town that they may receive and convert to their own use, 
their the said Inhabitants of Walthams proportion of the 
proceeds of the Sale of the said fishery in the Year seventeen 
hundred and ninety nine; and the said Inhabitants of 
Waltham do further covenant with the said Inhabitants 
of Watertown, that they will forthwith pay them the Sum 
of seven Dollars and fifty Cents*— >And the said In- 
habitants of Waltham do further covenant with the said 
Inhabitants of Watertown that they will annually, here- 
after appoint an Agent to join with such Agents as may be 
appointed by the said Inhabitants of Watertown to regu- 
late and sell the fishery aforesaid within the limits of said 
Town of Watertown; provided the appointment of such 
Agent shall be adjudged necefsary to secure to the said 
Town of Watertown the benefit of said Fishery, and they 
the said Inhabitants of Waltham shall be duly notified 
thereof 

In Witnefs of all which the Inhabitants of the said Towns of 
Watertown, Weston and Waltham by the underwritten 
Subscribers their Agents have hereunto interchangeably 
set their hands and Seals the Day and Year first before 
written* — 4 



severally 



[318] 



Signed, Sealed & delivered 




Abner Sanderson 
Jonathan Coolidge I Agents 



Abijah White 
Tho 8 H. Bray 



W m Fisk f of 

William Wellington J Waltham 



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William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Francis Faulkner 



Agents 
of 

Watertown*— > 



Eben r Hobbs ] Agents 
Isaac Lamson \ of 
John Slack J Weston*— > 

It was voted to accept of the foregoing Contract, and to 
have it recorded* — » 



[319] 

It was voted to choose two Agents to lease the fishery- 
Voted & chose for said Agents (^™ s Bo " d Es £ r r 

6 \ William Hunt Esq r 

Voted that said Agents be directed to procure Seines for the 
fishery 

13 th It was voted to dismifs the Article in respect to repairing 
the Meeting house 

14 th It was voted to choose a Committee to view the Lands 
contiguous to the Alms-house, & see if they think it necef- 
sary for the Town to purchase any Lands for the accommo- 
dation of said House, and make report to the Town at the 
Adjournment of this Meeting* — » 



Voted & chose for said 
Committee*—* 



Cap 1 John Fowle 

Maj r Moses White 

M r Jonas White & was excus'd 

M r Thomas Clark 



It was voted to excuse the Committee that was appointed 
on the sixth Day of last April to repair the Meeting house — 

15 th It was voted to choose a Committee to procure a Waggon 
for the Engine* — » 

(Nath 1 Weld 
Voted & chose for jNath 1 Bemis 
said Committee* — » [Moses White 

It was voted to grant seventy Dollars to procure said 
Waggon 

16 th Article was voted to be dismifs'd 



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17 th Voted to choose a Committee to look up the Towns Fire- 
arms, Axes & Pick-axes, & make sale of them at Auction' — > 

[Adam Brown 
Voted & chose for iNath 1 Bemis 
said Committee' — >[Luke Bemis 

18 th Article was voted to be dismifs'd 

19 th Voted that the Selectmen be directed to lay out the Road 
from the Northerly side of the Great-bridge extending over 
the Creek-bridge to the great Country-road, thirty feet 
wide' — > 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town, in one Hour from this 
time 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— > 

The Meeting was open'd at the House of Nath 1 Weld at the 
time aforementioned by Adjournment from the Meeting 
house & proceeded as follows (Viz)« — » 



[320] 

It was voted to farm the collection of State, County, Town 
& Ministers Taxes to the lowest bidder under the same 

restrictions as they were the last Year 

The collection of the East List of State, County, Town & 
Minister's Taxes were put up & struck of to David Stone 
for four pence on the pound 

The collection of the West List of Ditto were put up & 
struck of to Moses Chenery for five pence & one fourth 
on the pound 

Voted & chose David Stone & Moses Chenery Collectors 
of Taxes 

And they were sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk* — » 

Also, The Hay scales were put up at Auction for the term of one 
Year, on the following Conditions (Viz) The person who 
shall hire them is to give Bonds to the satisfaction of the 
Selectmen for the payment, & if any repairs are necefsary 

the person who hires them shall apply to the Selectmen 

And they were struck of to Deacon Jedidiah Leathe for 
forty two Dollars 



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Also, The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of 
Watertown was put up at Auction for the term of one 
Year, & was struck of to Col. Moses Coolidge for One 
Dollar & fifty Cents 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 
in April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 

meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— ^ 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices which they were chosen this Day (Viz)*— > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer by Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
William Hunt Esq r Nath 1 R. Whitney & Charles Bond were 
sworn into the Office of Afsefsors by Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
Daniel Coolidge, William Winchester & Elisha Livermore 
Fence-viewers 

William Leathe & Peter Clark Field-drivers 

Daniel Bond, David Stone, James Bernard, Nath 1 Bright & 
John Merchant, Hogreeves 

Moses Coolidge, Luke Bemis, & Peter Clark Surveyors of 

Highways Jedidiah Leathe Hay weigher were sworn by 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk* — > 



[321] 

March 22 d AD 1802 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)*— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the fifth Day of April next, at two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor and Senators and Counsellors, agree- 
able to the Constitution of said Commonwealth Hereof 

fail not and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed for 
said Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals, Dated 



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at Watertown the twenty second Day of March, in the 
Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & two* — » 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown*— > 



At a Meeting of the Agents of the Town of Watertown 
(chosen to lease the fishery) held at the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 29 th Day of 

March AD 1802 They leas'd to Edmund Fowle for the 

term of one Year, All the privilege & Right of taking the 
Fish called Shad & Alewives within the limits of Water- 
town, below the old Mill dam (so called) on Mondays, 
Wednesdays & Fridays in each Week accounting twenty 
four Hours for each Day for three hundred & twelve 
Dollars And he paid ten Dollars as earnest Money*— » 



[322] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the Choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the fifth Day of April AD 1802, for the 
purpose of giving in their Votes for Governor, Lieutenant 

Governor, and Senators & Counsellors The Selectmen 

presiding the List of Voters was revis'd & read -And the 

Votes for a Governor were called for brought in sorted & 
counted, & it appeared that the following persons had the 
number of Votes annex'd their several Names (Viz) 

For Governor*— > 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 21 Votes 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 96 

For Lieutenant Governor*—* 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 6 Votes 

William Heath Esq r had 62 

Edward H. Robbins Esq r had — 34 

Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 2 

Amos Bond Esq r had 1 



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For Senators & 
Counsellors 



Eben r Bridge Esq r had 

Josiah Bartlet Esq 1 " had 

Timothy Biglow Esq r had — 
Jonathan Maynard Esq r had 

Aaron Hill Esq r had 

William Hildreth Esq r had — 

William Hull Esq r had 

Daniel Whitney Esq r had — 
Timothy Jackson Esq r had 
James Bancroft Esq r had — 



27 
31 
27 
68 
67 
65 
69 
12 
16 
2 



Votes 



[323] 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fifth Day of 
April AD 1802; by adjournment from the fifteenth Day of 
last March proceeded as follows (Viz)<— > 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint three 
Measurers of Wood 

Voted to grant five hundred & fifty Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year 

14 th Article, Voted to postpone until the adjournment of this 
Meeting, and that the Committee appointed on the 
fifteenth Day of last March to view the Lands contiguous 
to the Alms-house be directed & empowered to ascertain 
the Bounds of the Land belonging to the Town contiguous 
to the Alms house, & if they judge it necefsary to purchase 
any Lands for the accommodation thereof that they be 
directed to know on what terms the Lands may be pur- 
chas'd for the purpose aforesaid, & make report to the 
Town at the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to grant Col. Christopher Grant in full of his 
Acc 1 for his Service as a Surveyor of Highways last Year 
thirteen Dollars & fifty Cents 

It was voted to grant for the Selectmens Expences last 
Year twenty three Dollars & eighty seven Cents 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the third Day of May next 
at three of the Clock in the Afternoon 



And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd" 



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April 17 th AD 1802 The Selectmen agreed with Joel Welling- 
ton to support the following poor persons (Viz) Ruth 
Maddocks, Mary Learned Daniel Waters, & Pegg a 
Mulattoe Woman from the 23 d Day of April Instant to the 
first Day of April next at the rate of twenty five Dollars 
for each of the aforenamed poor persons $ Year, to be 
paid quarterly as it shall become due 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrants for a Town- 
meeting on the 23 d Day of April Instant (Viz)<—> 



Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify & warn all the 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town (in the West-district conforming to the division of 
the Tax-bills,) qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Friday the twenty third Day of April Instant at 
four of the Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)< — > 

1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose a Committee to prosecute 
any person or persons who have, or shall violate the Law 
respecting the taking of Shad and Alewives within the 
limits of the Town of Watertown, and act any thing 

thereon 

3 d To grant Money to defray the Expences thereof, and act 

any thing thereon Hereof fail not & make return of 

this Warrant with your doings thereon to the Seledmen 

before the time appointed for said Meeting Given 

under our Hands & Seals at Watertown the seventeenth 
Day of April, In the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight 
hundred & two<— 



[324] 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



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Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify & warn all the 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown 
(in the East-district conforming to the division of the 
Tax-bills,) qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Friday the twenty third Day of April Instant, at 
four of the Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)< — > 



[325] 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose a Committee to prosecute 
any person, or persons who have, or shall violate the Law 
respecting the taking of Shad and Alewives within the 
limits of the Town of W 7 atertown, and act any thing 
thereon 

3 d To grant Money to defray the Expences thereof, and act 

any thing thereon Hereof fail not & make return of this 

Warrant with your doings thereon to the Selectmen before 

the time appointed for said Meeting Given under our 

Hands & Seals at Watertown the seventeenth Day of 
April, In the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
& two' — > 

William Hunt 

Amos Bond Selectmen 
Moses Coolidge \ for 
Nath 1 R. Whitney W T atertown< — > 
Luke Bemis 

April 19 th AD 1802 Francis Bright was sworn into the 
Office of Surveyor of Highways by Nath 1 R. W T hitney 
Town Clerk*— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Friday 
the twenty third Day of April AD 1802 for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrants for 
said Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz)*— * 



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l 8t Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to choose a Committee to prosecute or cause to 
be prosecuted any person or persons who have, or shall 
violate the Law respecting the taking of Shad and Alewives 

within the limits of the Town of Watertown 

It was voted to choose a Committee of three persons for the 
purposes aforesaid' — > 



It was voted to give the Committee aforesaid discretionary- 
directions to make any compromise with any person, or 
persons who have violated or shall violate the Law re- 
specting the taking of Shad and Alewives within the limits 
of the Town of Watertown, & act any thing thereon, as 

they shall judge will be for the Interest of the Town It 

was voted to grant sixteen hundred sixty six Dollars & 

sixty six Cents for the purposes aforesaid 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd' — > 



April 23 d 1802 The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town-meeting (Viz)< — » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town, being twenty one 
Years of age, and resident in said Town for the space of one 
Year next preceding having a freehold Estate within said 
Town of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate 
to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the third Day of May next, 
at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of 
choosing a Representative to represent them at the General 
Court appointed to be convened and held at Boston on the 

last Wednesday of May next. Hereof fail not and make 

return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the 

Selectmen before the time appointed for said Meeting 

Given under our Hands and Seals at Watertown the 
twenty third Day of April In the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and two' — » 




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295 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the third Day of 
May AD 1802 by adjournment from the fifth Day of last 
April proceeded as follows (Viz) 

It was voted to abate all the Taxes that are not collected 

in Deacon Jedidiah Leathes List 

Voted that the Committee appointed to examine Deacon 
Jedidiah Leathes List of Taxes, & make a statement of 
them to the Town be empowered to make a final settlement 
with him 

The Committee appointed to view the Land contiguous to 
the Alms house made a verbal report that they have viewed 
the Land & that they do not think it necefsary to purchase 
any Lands for the accommodation of said House, & that 
they have not fully ascertained the bounds of the Lands 
adjoining the Alms house 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting until the businefs of 
the Town-meeting for the Choice of Representative is 
completed*— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives being 
duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the third Day of May AD 

1802 for the purpose of choosing a Representative to 

represent them at the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened and held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May 
Instant; the Selectmen presiding the Votes for a Repre- 
sentative were called for, brought in sorted & counted & it 
appeared that Amos Bond Esq r was chosen 



[327] 



Then the Town-meeting was open'd by adjournment from 
this Afternoon & proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 



Water town Records. 

Voted to excuse Daniel Coolidge from serving as a Field- 
driver 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote pafsed on the fifteenth 
Day of last March, to dismifs the Article in respect to 
repairing the Meeting-house so far as that it may lay open 
for debate 

It was voted to repair the Meeting house- 



It was voted that if any of the Money granted by the Town 
on the twenty third Day of last April to carry on a prosecu- 
tion against any person or persons who have or may violate 
the Law respecting the taking of Shad & Alewives within 
the limits of Watertown, can be spared, that it be appro- 
priated to repair the Meeting-house 

Voted to choose a Committee of five persons to repair the 
Meeting house*— > 

M r Jonas White 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for said \ Col Moses Coolidge 
Committee*— > William Hunt Esq r 

[M r Thomas Clark 

It was voted not to build a Porch in front of the Meeting 
house 



It was voted to procure two tin Machines for bathing, one 

for Adults & one for Children 

Voted that the Selectmen with the afsistance of Doctor 
Marshall Spring be directed to procure the said Machines 
for bathing*— > 



[328] 

May 12 th AD 1802 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrants for a Town-meeting (Viz)« — > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town (in the West-district conforming to the Division of 
the Tax-bills,) qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 



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297 



meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the seventeenth Day of May Instant, 
at six of the Clock in the Afternoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)« — > 

1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear at any 
Court of General Sefsions of the peace to be holden within & 
for the County of Middlesex, to approve, or disapprove of 
any Roads contemplated to be laid out through the Town 

of Watertown, & act any thing thereon Hereof fail not 

and make return of this Warrant with your doings thereon 
to the Selectmen before the time appointed for said Meeting 
Given under our Hands & Seals at Watertown this twelfth 
Day of May, in the Year of our Lord one thousand, eight 
hundred and two^ 



Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town (in the East-district conforming to the division of the 
Tax bills,) qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or 
Polls a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the seventeenth Day of May Instant, 
at six of the Clock in the Afternoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz)< — > 



l' 1 To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear at any 
Court of General Sefsions of the peace to be holden within 
& for the County of Middlesex, to approve, or disapprove 
of any Roads contemplated to be laid out through the 

Town of Watertown, & act any thing thereon Hereof 

fail not and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed for said 

Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals, at Watertown 

this twelfth Day of May, in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and two*— > 




[329] 




298 



Watertown Records. 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 

seventeenth Day of May AD 1802 for the purpose of 

transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrants for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)« — » 

l 8t Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

2 d Voted to choose three Agents to appear at any Court of 
General Sefsions of the peace to be holden within & for the 
County of Middlesex, to approve or disapprove of any 
Roads contemplated to be laid out through the Town of 
Watertown* — > 

(William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents ^ Amos Bond Esq r 

[M r Thomas Clark 

Voted that the Agents aforesaid be empowered to employ 
one, or more Attornies, if they shall judge it necefsary in 
behalf of said Town, or in conjunction with any other 
Town, or Towns to oppose any Road or Roads contem- 
plated to be laid out to the detriment of the Town of 
Watertown 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to draw an Order on 
the Treasurer for any Sum of Money that may be necefsary 

for the purposes aforesaid 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd*— 



[330] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on the seventh Day 

of June AD 1802 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 

directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their several Names (Viz)<— » 

Doll 3 c ts 

To Joel Wellington including what you have] 
paid him in full of his Ace* for supporting the[ 
poor to the 23 d of April J 152„ 15 

To Hellen Norcrofs in full of her Ace* for) 

knitting Seines / 17„ 98 

To William Thompson in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Plank & Timber to repair the Creek-bridge — J 19„ 77 



Watertown Records. 299 



To David Brewer in full of his Acc* for support-] 
ing Nabby Coolidge & for her funeral Charges [ 
&c ] 49„ 17 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Enoch Hyde) 

for carting a Barrel of tar from Boston / — „ 37 

To Abner Craft in full of his Acc 1 for knitting) 

Seines &c J 31„79 

To David Sanger in full for Principal & Interest) 
on his Note / 

To Oliver Learned in full for the Interest on his 
Note 



August 4 th AD 1802 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)<— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) 
Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the sixteenth Day of August Instant at five of the 
Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following Articles 
(Viz) 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear at the 
Court of Common pleas next to be holden at Concord, on 
the Monday next preceeding the second Tuesday of 
September next (or at any other Court) to contest the 
Demand of the Town of Shirley against the Town of 
Watertown for the Support of the Widow Sarah White and 
Lucy her Daughter, & act any thing thereon*— > 



1331] 

3 d To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear at any 
Court to contest the Demand of the Town of Newton 
against the Town of Watertown for the Support of a Child 
of James Symmes Deceas'd or any other Pauper, & act any 
thing thereon 



300 



Watertown Records. 



4 th To know if the Town will have a Porch erected at the 
front Door of the Meeting house, & act any thing thereon — 

5 th To know if the Town will direct the Selectmen to keep the 
Pump in the square, near Nath 1 Weld's House in repair, & 

act any thing thereon Hereof fail not & make return of 

this Warrant with your doings thereon to the Selectmen 
before the time appointed for said Meeting, Given under 
our Hands & Seals at Watertown the fourth Day of August, 
in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & 
two* — , 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday 
the sixteenth Day of August AD 1802 — for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz) 

l et Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

2 d Voted to choose three Agents to appear at the Court of 
Common pleas next to be holden at Concord, on the 
Monday next preceding the second Tuesday of September 
next (or at any other Court) to contest the Demand of the 
Town of Shirley against the Town of Watertown for the 
Support of the Widow Sarah White & Lucy her Daughter, 
& act any thing thereon as they may judge necefsary*— > 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents \ Amos Bond Esq r 

|M r Thomas Clark 

3 d Voted to choose three Agents to appear at any Court to 
contest the Demand of the Town of Newton against the 
Town of Watertown for the Support of a Child of James 
Symmes Deceas'd, or any other Pauper, & act any thing 
thereon as they may judge proper^ 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents j Amos Bond Esq r 

(M r Thomas Clark 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown* — » 



Watertown Records. 



301 



[332] 

4 th Voted that the Committee appointed to repair the Meeting 
house shall have Liberty to erect a Porch at the front Door 
of the Meeting house, provided it can be erected free from 
any extra Expence to the Town 

5 th Article was voted to be dismifs'd*-— » 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 
thirteenth Day of September AD 1802 They approbated 
the persons hereafter named to receive Licence for the 
ensuing Year (Viz)* — > 



For Innholders 



Jonathan Bird 
Sam 1 Wellington 
Nath 1 Weld 
Thaddeus Cole 



For Retailers 



James Robbins 
John Fowle 
Moses White 
John George 
Jeremiah Fowle 
John Merchant 
Artemas Murdock 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the fourth 
Day of October AD 1802 — They signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons hereafter 
named the Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)< — > 



To Artemas Murdock in full for Wine at W m 
Blavers funeral 

To Isaac Dana in full for a Coffin for William' 
Blaver J 



To Eben r Vose in full for a Coffin for Ephraim) 
Warren $3„50 & for fixing five Net-bows 2„ — J 

To Joseph Child in full for his Service in attend-) 
ing on Ephraim Warren in his last Sicknefs — / 



Doll 5 c ts 



94 



3„ SO 
5„ 50 
6„- 



15„ 94 



October 19 th 1802 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)*— > 



302 



Watertown Records. 



[333] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables- 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, duly qualified 
to vote for Representatives, in the General Court of said 
Commonwealth (Viz) the male Inhabitants of said Town 
being twenty one Years of age, and resident in said Town 
for the space of one Year next preceding, having a freehold 
Estate within said Town of the annual Income of three 
Pounds or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the first Day of November next, being the first 
Monday in said Month, at three of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to give in their Votes for a Representative of the 
People of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the 
United States for the Middlesex-district 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 
for said Meeting, Given under our Hands & Seals, Dated 
at Watertown the nineteenth Day of October, in the Year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & two*— > 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown*— » 



At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives in the General Court of this 
Commonwealth being duly warned regularly afsembled at 
the Public Meeting nouse in said Town on Monday the 
first Day of November AD 1802, being the first Monday in 
said Month for the purpose of giving in their Votes for a 
Representative of the People of said Commonwealth in the 
Congrefs of the United States for the Middlesex-district 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes were called for brought 
in sorted & counted & it appeared that the following 
persons hereafter named, had the number of Votes annexd 
their Names (Viz)*— * 

The Honb. Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had 43 Votes 

The Honb. Timothy Biglow Esq r had 15 

The Rev d Samuel Kendall had 1 



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303 



[334] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the tenth 
Day of January AD 1803 — They appointed the following 
persons to serve as Engine-men, until the first Monday in 
May next (Viz)*— ^ 



Eli as Twifs 
Joseph Peirce 
Thomas Annis 
John Tucker 
Aaron Dana 
Benjamin Mirick 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun' 



Ellis Prentice 
Nath 1 Weld Jun' 
Leonard Mellen 
Tho 8 H. Bray 
Jonathan Alden 
Thomas Heard 
Jonathan Child 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Friday the twenty 
fifth Day of February AD 1803 — They ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)<— > 



Middlesex fs: To M r Charles Bond one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 



S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls 
a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventh Day of March next, at nine of the 
Clock in the forenoon to act on the following Articles (Viz) 

l at To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March, & April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat's Cattle shall run at 

large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon*— » 



[335] 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

frant Money to pay the same, and act any thing thereon 
o grant Money to support the poor & act any thing 
thereon 



304 Water town Records. 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge & act any- 
thing thereon 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 
thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 
Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those persons, the Town is in- 
debted to, and act any thing thereon 

11 th To hear the Report of any Committees, & act any thing 
thereon 

12 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon — 

13 th To know if the Town will choose Agents to hear the Com- 
plaint, or Complaints of any persons respecting Damages 
reported by a Committee of the Court of Sefsions to 
Individuals of the Town in consequence of a Public-road 
laid out from Concord to Cambridge through their Lands, 
and agreeing to a Committee to ascertain said Damages in 
lieu of a Jury for that purpose, to be appointed by the 
Court of Sefsions, and act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will permit the Members of the 
Meridian Lodge to erect a Hall over the brick School-house 
in the Middle-district, for their Use & improvement, & at 
their own Expense & act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will choose a Committee to make sale 
of any Lands belonging to the Town, & act any thing 
thereon 

16 th To know if the Town will choose a Committee to ascertain 
the boundaries of any Lands belonging to the Town & act 
any thing thereon 

17 th To know if the Town will extend Treade ways-bridge (so 
called) as far as the Mill-creek & act any thing thereon 



Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Freeholders 
& other Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, 
qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet at 
the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
seventh Day of March next, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 



Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Samuel Wellington Innholder in said Town on Friday 



the 



Watertown Records. 305 
[336] 

The fourth Day of March next, at six of the Clock PM. 
Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meetings 

Given under our Hands & Seals at Watertown the twenty 
fifth Day of February, in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred & three' — » 

W 7 illiam Hunt 

Moses Coolidge I Selectmen 

Nath 1 R. Whitney! for 

Luke Bemis J W T atertown<— 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on Friday the fourth 

Day of March AD 1803 They signed an Order on the 

Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons here- 
after named the Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— » 

To William Hunt Esq r in full for his Service as) 

an Afsefsor in 1801 / 34„ 50 

To Charles Bond in full for Ditto 34„ 50 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Ditto 34„ 50 

To Ditto in full for his Service as Treasurer in) 

1801 / 50„ — 

To Christopher Grant in full for his Service as a) 
Surveyor of Highways J 13,, 50 

To Joseph Peirce in full for guilding theWeather-1 

cock & Ball for the Meeting-house J 12, , — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Supplies de-) 

livered the poor J 65„ 84 

To Ditto in full for carting Lumber for the) 
Meetinghouse j 3„ 25 

To Moses Coolidge in full of his Acc c for pro-) 
curing Materials &c. to repair the Meeting- [ 
house J 274,, 15 

To Ditto in full of his Acc' for mending a) 

Plough &c J 9„ 85 

To Walter Hunnewell in full for attendance on) 

Phin 5 Nutting J 10„ — 

To Charles Bond in full of his Acc fc 55„ 71 



306 Watertown Records. 



To Edward Lowd in full for warning two Town 1 

meetings J 


1 %. 


50 


To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Enoch' 
Hyde in full of two Acc ta i 


1 ... 


12 


To Ditto for Cash paid Abr a Whitney & others' 
for repairing Seines 


1 io„ 




To Ditto for Cash paid Henry Craft in full of 


[ 27„ 


27 


To Ditto for Cash paid Walter Hunnewell for' 
Medicines & attendance on the Door 


I 22 


36 


To Ditto for Cash paid Craft, Coolidge & Lowd' 
in full for their Services in painting the Great- 
bridge &c ■ 


I 

1 21„ 


62 


[337] 






To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid John] 
Stimpson in full j 


1 -,. 


50 


To Ditto for Cash paid Phin 9 Whitney in full] 
for Oyl j 


f 40„ 


93 


To Ditto for Cash paid Samuel Wellington in] 
full of his Acc fc J 


\ 3„ 


25 


To Ditto for Cash paid Amos Bond in full of] 
John Osborns Acc 1 J 


■ 102,, 


61 


To Ditto for Cash paid Ditto for procuring) 
Seines J 


■ 46„ 


84 


To Ditto for Cash Daid Abraham Whitnev inl 
full J 




50 


To Ditto for Cash paid Samuel Dana in full — 


7„ 




To Ditto for Cash paid Henry Craft in full 


23„ 




To Ditto for Cash paid Dorcas Vila in full for) 
knitting Seine J 


12„ 


39 


To Ditto for Cash paid Edmund Fowle in full) 
for procuring Twine &c. for Seines for the 
fishery j 


97„ 


72 


To Constant Freeman keeper of the Alms house) 
in Boston for the Support of Abigail Green J 


' 43„ 


43 


To Nath 1 Weld in full of his Ace* for Selectmens) 
Expences / 


' 23„ 


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Watertown Records. 



307 



To Abigail Goddard in full for boarding Rachell 
Goddard the Year past $1„ 50 $ Week J 

To Daniel Sawin in full for supporting Ephraiml 
Warren in his last Sicknefs & for his funeral | 
Charges J 115,, — 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the seventh Day of March AD 1803, for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)«— » 



Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk & he was 

sworn into said office by W T illiam Hunt Esq r Moderator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney Town Treasurer*—^ 



Voted & chose for Selectmen 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
Col. Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Cap 1 Luke Bemis 



[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for Afsefsors jNath 1 R. Whitney 

[Charles Bond 

Voted & chose Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis Constable; And he in- 
form'd the Town that he has agreed with Edward Lowd to 

serve as Constable in his stead 

It was voted to excuse Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis from serving as 
Constable 



(338] 

Voted & chose Edward Lowd Constable, And he was 
sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. WTiitney Town Clerk — 
Voted & chose Jonathan Brown Constable*— > 

[Peter Clark 
Voted & chose for Fence- jPaul Learned 
viewers*— » [Charles Bond 

Voted & chose for Tything- f James Bernard 
men \William Stone 



308 Watertown Records, 

It was voted to postpone the Choice of Surveyors of 
Highways until this Afternoon' — » 



Voted & chose for Field- 
drivers*—* 



Voted & chose for Hogreeves 



Voted & chose for Clerks 
of the Market* — » 

Voted & chose for Cullers 
of Hoops & Staves*—* 

Voted & chose for Surveyors 
of Timber*— > 



Voted & chose for Firewards 



Moses Chenery 
Samuel Brigham 
James Simmons 
William Leathe 

Cap 1 William Bond 
William Winchester 
Maj r Adam Brown 
Ebenezer Chenery 
Nath 1 Harrington 
David Livermore 

JNath 1 R. Whitney 
\Cap l John George 

/Samuel Holt 
iCap 1 Abner Craft 

fCap* William Bond 
\lsaac Dana 

Samuel Wellington 
James Robbins 
Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
Nath 1 Weld 
Charles Bond 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Col. Moses Coolidge 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney a Pound-keeper 

Voted & chose Paul Learned Sexton And voted to 

grant him twenty three Dollars for his Service the ensuing 
Year 

Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year 

Voted that Neat Cattle shall not run at large the ensuing 
Year 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting, to two of the Clock 

this Afternoon then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared, adjourn'd*— > 



[339] 

In the Afternoon the Meeting was open'd (at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town,) of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants qualified to vote in the Choice of Repre- 



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309 



sentatives for the purpose of giving in their Votes for a 
County Treasurer as set forth in the Warrant for said 

Meeting The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a 

County Treasurer were called for, brought in, sorted & 
counted, & it appeared that the Honb. Eben r Bridge Esq r 
had forty eight Votes 

Then the Town-meeting was open'd by adjournment from 
the forenoon & proceeded as follows (Viz)*— > 

It was voted to grant six hundred Dollars to support the 
Schools the ensuing Year 

It was voted to have the Money equally divided between 
the three Schools for their Support as it was the last 
Year 

Voted that each District be empowered to choose a Com- 
mittee from among them to expend their Money for the 
benefit of the Schools 

Voted to postpone granting Money to support the poor the 
ensuing Year until the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to procure a sufficient 
quantity of Plank for the Great-bridge, & that they be 
directed to draw an Order on the Treasurer to pay for the 
Expense of them out of the rent of the fishery, or any other 
Money that may be in the Treasury 

It was voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the 
Highways, & the same price for Labor as it was the last 
Year 

It was voted to choose four Surveyors of Highways for the 
ensuing Year 



Voted & chose for Surveyors of 
Highways' — > 



Edmund Fowle 
Jonas White 
Nath 1 Bright 
Joseph Bright 



Voted & chose for a Committee (Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis 
to examine the Town Treasurers \ William Hunt Esq r 
Accounts' — > [Thomas Clark Esq r 

10 th Article was voted to be postponed until the Adjournment 

of this Meeting 

11 th Article was voted to be postponed until the Adjournment 

of this Meeting 

12 th It was voted to choose two Agents to lease the fishery the 

ensuing Year* — > 



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Watertown Records. 



Voted & chose for said Agents (£™ os Bc £ d Es !J r 

& \ William Hunt Esq r 

13 th Article was voted to be postponed until the Adjournment 
of this Meeting* — > 

[340] 

14 th It was voted to choose a Committee to confer with a 
Committee from the Meridian Lodge respecting their 
erecting a Hall over the Brick School-house in the Middle- 
district for their use & improvement, & to be done at their 
own expense, & make report to the Town at the Adjourn- 
ment of this Meeting* — > 

(James Robbins 
Jonas White 
Maj r Adam Brown 

15 th It was voted to choose a Committee to judge of the con- 
venience of making sale of any Lands belonging to the 
Town & make report at the Adjournment of this Meeting*—* 

(William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for jNath 1 R. Whitney 
said Committee [Amos Livermore 

16 th It was voted that the Selectmen (together with those 
persons who purchas'd the Land contiguous the Alms- 
house) be directed to ascertain the boundaries of said Land, 
& any other Lands belonging to the Town, the Selectmen 
are directed to make permanent & lasting bounds 

17 th It was voted to choose a Committee to investigate the right 
of the Town, respecting the Lands adjoining Treadeways- 
bridge (so called) & consider the necefsity of extending 
said Bridge, as far as the Mill Creek; & calculate the 
Expense the same will amount to, & make report to the 
Town at the Adjournment of this Meeting*— » 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for < Amos Bond Esq r 
said Committee [Nath 1 R. Whitney 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote that pafsed this Day 
(that Neat Cattle shall not run at large the ensuing Year) 
so far as that they may go at large from the fifteenth Day 

of next November, to the first Day of April 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of 

Samuel Wellington, at five of the Clock this Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— > 



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The Town meeting was open'd at the House of Samuel 
Wellington Innholder in Watertown on the seventh Day of 
March AD 1803, by Adjournment from the Meeting-house 
this Day, proceeded as follows (Viz)*— > 



[3411 

It was voted to farm the collection of Taxes to the lowest- 
bidder under the same restrictions as they were the last 
Year 

The collection of the East List of State, County, Town & 
Minister's Taxes for the ensuing Year were put up & struck 
of to Moses Chenery for four pence half penny on the 
Pound 

The collection of the West List of State, County, Town & 
Ministers Taxes were put up & struck of to Cap c William 

Bond for five pence on the Pound 

Voted & chose Moses Chenery & Cap 1 William Bond 
Collectors of Taxes for the ensuing Year 

Also, The Hay scales were put up at Auction for the term of 
one Year, on the same Conditions as last Year, & were 
struck of to Deacon Jedidiah Leathe for forty six Dollars 

Also, The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of 
Watertown was put up at Auction for the term of one Year, 
& was struck of to Isaac Dana for four Dollars & sixty 
Cents 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 

meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen this Day, by 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk — (Viz)< — > 

Peter Clark, Paul Learned, & Charles Bond Fenceviewers — 
Moses Chenery, Samuel Brigham, James Simmons & 

William Leathe, Field-drivers 

Cap 1 W r illiam Bond, William Winchester, Maj r Adam 
Brown, Eben r Chenery, Nath 1 Harrington & David Liver- 
more Hogreeves 



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Cap 1 William Bond & Isaac Dana Surveyors of Timber 

Edmund Fowle, Jonas White, Nath 1 Bright & Cap 1 Joseph 

Bright Surveyors of Highways 

Moses Chenery & Cap 1 William Bond Collectors of Taxes — 
Deacon Jedidiah Leathe Hay weigher 

The Selectmen appointed Deacon Jedidiah Leathe & 
Edward Lowd Measurers of Wood for the ensuing Year, & 
they were sworn into said Office by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 

Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Offices of Town 
Treasurer, & Pound-keeper by William Hunt Esq r »— * 



March 21* AD 1803 The Selectmen ifsued the following 
Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)*— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the fourth Day of April next, at two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, and Senators and Counsellors agree- 
able to the Constitution of said Commonwealth*— ^Hereof 
fail not & make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed for said 

Meeting Given under our Hands & Seals, Dated at 

Watertown the twenty first Day of March, in the Year of 
our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and threes 



[342] 



William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown*—. » 



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[343] 

March 25 th AD 1803 The Selectmen signed an Order on the 
Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons here- 
after named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 

dm 5 c ts 

To Jedidiah Leathe in full for repairing Hay) 

scales &c. last Year / 14„ 44 

To Ditto in full of a balance for Spikes for the) 
Great-bridge / 2,, 41 

To Stephen Cook in full for carting Gravel on) 

the Bridge in 1800 / 1„ 25 

To Moses Coolidge in full for supporting) 
Spencer Godding One Dollar $ Week extra fori 
fourteen Weeks J 14„ — 

To Ditto in full for a journey to Roxbury re-) 

specting a pauper J 1„ 50 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for Brads, Nails &c 8„ 5 

To John Fowle in full for Supplies delivered the) 

poor / 48„ 79 

To Isaac Patten in full for Oyl &c for the Engine 3„ 50 

To Eben r Vose in full for two Coffins for Shubael) 

Smith & Pegg a Mulattoe Woman / 7„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid for a Bell) 

rope J 1„75 

To Ditto for Cash paid Richard Kemball Jun r ) 

for a Load of Wood delivered Samuel Jennison / 3„ 42 

To Ditto for Cash paid S. Darby for Wood del d ) 

Joseph Child J 2„ 90 

To Ditto for Cash paid Jacob Farrar on his) 

Bond / 20, , — 



The Agents of the Town of Watertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in Watertown, Weston & 
W r altham agreeable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d 1798 empowering the Towns of Watertown, 
Weston & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the Limits of said Towns met at the House 
of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 
28 th Day of March AD 1803, the Agents of Weston & 



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Waltham not being present, the Agents of Watertown pro- 
ceeded as follows (Viz)« — > 

l 8t Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

2 d Agreed to lease all the privilege & Right of taking the Fish 
called Shad & Alewives in Charles River within the limits 
of Watertown, on the following Conditions (Viz) The 
privilege of the taking of Shad within the limits before 
described, on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays in each 
Week, And the privilege of taking Alewives three Days in 
each Week, accounting twenty four Hours for each Day, 
he or they giving Security for the payment to the acceptance 
of the Agents 

five 

[344] 

Five $ Cent to be paid down as earnest Money, & the 
residue in the Month of September next; And was leas'd 

to Artemas Murdock for five hundred & five Dollars 

Also, The Agents agreed to procure a new Shad Seine for 
the use of the fishery**-* 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of said Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, Senators and Representatives, being 
duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the fourth Day of April AD 

1803 The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was 

revis'd & read, the Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, Senators & Counsellors were called for brought 
in sorted & counted, & it appeared that the following 
persons had the number of Votes annex'd their several 
Names (Viz) 

For Governor, 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 36 Votes 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 43 

For Lieutenant Governor 

His Honor Edward H. Robbins Esq r had 34 Votes 

The Honb. James Bowdoin Esq r had 42 

'Aaron Hill Esq r had 41 Votes 

William Hull Esq r had 43 

Jonathan Maynard Esq r had 43 — 

William Hildreth Esq r had — 35 — 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had 18 

Timothy Biglow Esq r had — 19 

Josiah Bartlet Esq r had 21 

James Bancroft Esq r had 17 

Timothy Jackson Esq r had — 8 

Artemas Ward Esq r had 1 



For Senators & 
Counsellors 



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[345] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fourth Day of 
April AD 1803, by Adjournment from the seventh Day of 
last March, proceeded as follows (Viz)*— » 



It was voted to excuse Jonathan Brown from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Joshua Coolidge Constable- 



Voted & chose Jonas White a Fireward, instead of Samuel 

Wellington who has remov'd from Town 

It was voted to postpone granting Money for Support of 

the poor, to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service as 
Clerk, & Treasurer last Year fifty Dollars' — » 



It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in full 
for his Service as an Afsefsor last Year 

It was voted to grant Charles Bond in full for 
Ditto 

It was voted to grant William Hunt Esq r in full 
for Ditto 

It was voted to grant Amos Livermore, Chris- 
topher Grant, Nath 1 Bemis, Jonas White & 
Moses White a Committee for building the 
Great-bridge for their time & Expences, five 
Dollars each 



It was voted to grant Samuel Wellington fori 
Selechnens Expences last Year J 



Doll* c ts 

19„ 50 
19„ 50 
19„ 50 

25„ - 
33„ 33 



Then the request of a Committee from the Meridian Lodge 
was read & is as follows (Viz)' — , 

We the Subscribers a Committee of the Meridian Lodge in 
Watertown (in behalf of said Lodge, request permifsion of 
the Inhabitants of this Town to erect a Hall upon the Brick 
School-house in the Middle-district, for the sole use of said 

Lodge, agreeable to the Plan annexed Also a priviledge 

of one fourth part of a Cellar under the same said 

Lodge removing the earth from under the whole of said 
building, (at their own expence,) a sufficient depth therefor 
Also request the Town will give them such Title as will 



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effectually secure to them the above mentioned addition & 

priviledges The addition & Roof of said School house 

to be kept in complete repair at their own expence they 

will procure Locks & keys for the inner & Cellar Doors of 

said House Also provide a suitable reception for the 

funnel of the Stove in the School-room*— > 

Josiah Fuller \ Committee 
Joseph reirce J 

The Committee appointed to confer with a Committee 
from the Meridian Lodge respecting their erecting a Hall 
over the Brick School-house in the Middle-district &c. 
made the following report (Viz)' — > 



[346] 

Watertown April 4 th 1803 We the Subscribers a Committee 
upon the within petition, are of Opinion that the prayer 
thereof be granted upon Condition that whenever the same 
shall cease to be improved for the purposes prayed for, the 
property shall be considered as belonging to the Town*— * 

James Robbins 
Adam Brown 
Jonas White 

It was voted to accept the report of said Committee 

As you may see on file* — » 

It was voted to choose a Committee to make Articles of 
agreement in respect to the Meridian Lodge's erecting a 
Hall over the Brick School-house, & lay the same before the 
Town for acceptance, at the Adjournment of this Meeting*— > 

[Jonas White 

Voted & chose for said Committee \ Nath 1 Bemis 

[Nath 1 R. Whitney 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting — 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday 

in May next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon then to 

meet at this place And the Meeting was accordingly 

declared adjourn'd* — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 
eighteenth Day of April AD 1803 They ifsued the fol- 
lowing Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz) 



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317 



Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age, and resident in said Town for the space of one 
Year next preceding having a freehold Estate within said 
Town of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate 
to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the second Day of May 
next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose 
of choosing a Representative to represent them at the 
General Court appointed to be convened and held at Boston 
on the last Wednesday of May next' — ^Hereof fail not 
&c< — > 

[347] 

Also, You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn the 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the second 
Day of May next at five of the Clock in the Afternoon, to 
act on the following Articles (Viz)< — » 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will accept of the List of Jurors pre- 
pared by the Selectmen, & agree on the mode of calling 
Meetings in future for the appointment of Jurors & act 

any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will grant a Sum of Money for the 
purpose of paying a Teacher of Music, & act any thing 
thereon 

4 th To know if the Town will paint the Ministerial fence, and 
House, or either of them, & act any thing thereon 



Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals, 

Dated at Watertown the eighteenth Day of April, in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and three— » 



Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



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At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the second Day of May AD 1803, for the 
purpose of choosing a Representative to represent them in 
the General Court appointed to be convened & held at 

Boston on the last Wednesday of May Instant The 

Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read & revis'd, 
the Votes for a Representative were called for, brought in 
sorted & counted, & it appeared that Jonas White was 
chosen' — » 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-afFairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the second Day of May AD 1803 for the purpose 
of transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows — 

l 8t Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

2 d Voted to accept the List of Jurors presented by the Select- 



Voted that the Selectmen be directed to select the Jurors, & 

put their Names into each Box agreable to Law 

Voted that the Constables be directed to warn their 
Meetings in future for the appointment of Jurors, in the 
same way as has heretofore been practised in this Town— — 

3 d Voted to grant fifty Dollars for the purpose of teaching 
vocal Music to the rising generation in this Town, & that 
it be appropriated by, & under the direction of the Select- 
men 

4 th Voted to paint the Ministerial fence & House 

Voted to choose a Committee to paint said fence & House*— > 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the second Day of 



[348] 



men 




Charles Bond 

Adam Brown & was excus'd 
John Fowle 
Moses Coolidge 



Watertown Records, 319 

May AD 1803, by adjournment from the fourth Day of 
last April, (which was by adjournment from the seventh 
Day of last March) & proceeded as follows*— > 

{oshua Coolidge was sworn into the Office of Constable by 
Jath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

The Report of the Committee to examine the Town 
Treasurers Accounts was read, & it appeared that Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Treasurer 

Doll 5 C ts 

is credited by 7389,, 47 

And is charg'd with 7274,, 99 



Balance due the Treasurer 114,, 48 



[349] 

The above is a just and true statement of the Treasurers 

Accounts to the 2 d Day of May AD 1803 as examined 

by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the same<— » 

Nath 1 Bemis 1 

William Hunt [ Committee*— » 
Jonas White J 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee & 

order that it be recorded As you may see on file*— » 

It was voted that all Accounts of the expenditures of 
Money be read at the next Town-meeting 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year 

The Report of the Committee to make articles of agree- 
ment in respect to the Meridian Lodge's erecting a Hall 

over the Brick School-house was read As you may see 

on file*— 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee, & 
that it be left discretionary with said Committee to agree 
with said Lodge in respect to the portion of Cellar that shall 
be agreed on by said Committee, & that they be directed to 
enter into articles of agreement with a Committee from 
said Lodge * — > 

May 30 th 1803 Nath 1 R. Whitney & Charles Bond were 
sworn into the Office of Afsefsors, Before William Hunt 
Esq r 

And William Hunt Esq r was sworn into the Office of 
Afsefsor Before, Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 



Watertown Records. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 6 th 
Day of June AD 1803, They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter- 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names — (Viz)< — > 



[350] 

To Stephen Harris Jun r in full for supporting) 

Nath 1 Harris 39 Weeks @ $1„ 50 J 58,, 50 

To Catharine Harris for her afsistance afforded) 

Rachel Goddard Deceas'd J 1„ 50 

To Hannah White including what has been paid) 
her in full for supporting Bez 1 Learned & Wife[ 
the Year past J 50„ — 

To Moses Warren Jun r for a pair of Shoes for) 
Mary Learned & for mending Sam ! Jennison'sf 
Shoes J 1„ 92 

To Paul Learned in full of his Account for) 
Services in attending the Funerals of sundry [ 
poor persons J 15„ 50 

To Paul Kendall in full for making Nath 1 ) 

Harris's Clothes J 3„ 33 

To Thaddeus Cole in full for painting the) 
Meeting-house J 90, , 92 

To Ditto for Paint, Oyl & Labor on the Great-) 

bridge J 3„ 66 

To Nath 1 Weld in full for carting Joists for) 

Ditto J 3„ — 

To Andrew Blackman in full for Labor at Ditto 3„ 12 

To Daniel Coolidge in full for Ditto 1// 25 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on the first Day of 

August AD 1803 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 

directing him to pay the several persons hereafternamed 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)< — > 

To Samuel Wellington in full for Selectmens) 

expences last Year J 33„ 3 

To Paul Learned in full for his Service as Sexton) 

last Year j 23„ — 



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To Jonas White in full for House-rent for Grace] 
Smith to the 10 th of last May, & for mending | 
Windows J 

To Luther Coolidge in full for setting Glafs in) 
the poor house / 

To Luke Bemis in full for Sheet-lead to repair) 
the Meeting house J 

To Samuel Harrington in full for Selectmens' 
expences, at a meeting with the Agents of 
Watertown & Waltham respecting the laying 
out a Road ■ j 

To Andrew WTiite Jun r in full for supporting' 
Grace Smith & three Children four W T eeks endu- 
ing 18 th of last July J 



14„ 98 
2„ 50 
10„ 55 

1„ 50 
16„ - 



[351] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on the 12 th Day of 

September AD 1803 They approbated the persons 

hereafter named to receive Licence for the ensuing Year 
(Viz)--, 

(Jonathan Bird 
For Innholders < Samuel Harrington 
iNath 1 Weld 

James Robbins 
John George 
John Fowle 
Jeremiah Fowle 
For Retailers \ Moses White 

Artemas Murdock 
John Merchant 
Daniel Jackson 
^ Frederick Farnham 

Also, The Sele<5hnen signed an Order on the Treasurer directing 
him to pay the several persons hereafter named the several 
Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — , 

Doll 5 C ts 

To Charles Whitney in full for white washing) 

the Meeting house J 9„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r for Cash paid Constant] 
Freeman Master of the Alms-house in Boston I 
for the support of Nathan Warren & Family, &| 
Mary Goddard's funeral Charges J 37„ 3 



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Doll* c ts 



To Ditto for Expences in searching Records — 



i„ - 



To Stephen Harris Jun r in full for supporting 
Nath 1 Harris to the 8 th of Sept r Instant 




@?1„ 50 ft Week 



To Jonas Wood in full of his Account for Meal' 
delivered Stephen Harris for the support of 
Nath 1 Harris 



10„ 74 



To Luther Coolidge in full for setting Glafs in 
the brick School house 



5„ 67 



To Robbins & White in full for Lead &c. for the 
Seines 



10„ 97 



Also, They agreed to give notice to the Selectmen of Cambridge 
to meet at the House of the Widow Abigail Stone on 
Monday the third Day of Oct r next at ten of the Clock in 
the forenoon, Also to the Selectmen of Waltham to meet 
at the House of Thomas Clark Esq r on the same Day at 
two of the Clock in the Afternoon; Also to the Selectmen of 
Newton to meet at the House of Thomas Hastings on 
Monday the first Day of Nov r next, at two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon, to perambulate, run and renew the Lines 
between the said Towns, according to a Law of the Com- 
monwealth, which notice was given by Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk, on the 20 th of September Instant*— > 



We the Subscribers Selectmen of the Towns of Watertown & 
Cambridge having perambulated & run the lines between 
said Towns on the third Day of Oct r AD 1803 & found that 
the ancient Marks & Monuments were in some instances 
destroyed & in others defaced, agreed to renew the same, & 
they have been renewed as follows (Viz) 

1 st A Stake & Stones on the West side of a ditch which is the 
dividing line between the Lands of the Hon ble Elbridge 
Gerry & Lands late of Moses Stone deceased, on the 
northerly Bank of Charles River; Thence running North- 
erly by said ditch to 

2 d A Post at the border of the upland in the dividing line 
aforesaid Marked WC; Thence Northerly nearly in a 
straight line to 



[352] 



Watertown Records. 323 

3 d A Buttonwood-tree in the line aforesaid Mkd. WC. Thence 
curving a little as said dividing line runs to 

4 th A Post (on the Westerly side of a Stone-wall) Mkd. WC. 
Thence curving as said Wall runs to 

5 th A Post at the Corner thereof Mkd. WCC; Thence making 
nearly a Right angle & running Westerly in a straight line 
to 

6 th A Post Mkd. WWC. in the Corner of Land of the Heirs of 
Moses Stone deceased; Thence running Northerly in a 
right line to 

7 th A Post Mkd. WCC. on the South side of the Road leading 
from Watertown to Cambridge and opposite to the West- 
erly end of the House of Jonathan Hastings; Thence 
running Westerly by the Southerly side of said Road to 

8 th A Post Mkd. WWC; Thence crofsing said Road & running 
Northerly between Lands of Jonas Wyeth Jun r & of 
Jonathan Bird in a straight Line to Fresh pond to 

9 th A Post Mkd. WC. in the line between Land of Elbridge 
Gerry Esquire & said Jonathan Bird; Thence crofsing 
Fresh pond nearly in continuance of a straight line to 

10 th A Post Mkd. WC. near said Pond between Land of John 
Apthorp & of the Heirs of Samuel Prentifs deceased; 
Thence Northwesterly in a straight line to a Road leading 
by the last mentioned Lands to 

11 th A Post Mkd. WC. in the Line which divides the last men- 
tioned Lands; Thence crofsing said Road & continuing a 
straight line to 

12 th A Post on the South side of the Cambridge and Concord 
Turnpike Mkd. WWC. & situated about one Mile from 
Fresh pond; Thence running Northeasterly acrofs said 
Turnpike seven or eight Rods to 

13 th A White Oak tree Mkd. WC. Thence making a Right 
angle & running Northwesterly in a Right line to 



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I 353 J* 

14 th A Stake & Stones at the Corners of the Towns of Water- 
town & Waltham in the Land of Thomas & Peter dark*— > 



Oct/ 21 1 1803* 



Moses Coolidge ) Selectmen 
Nath 1 R. Whitney of 
Luke Bemis J Watertown* 



Aaron Hill 
James Frost 
Daniel Mason 



As you may see on file* 



) Selectmen 
° { . 
Cambridge* 



[354] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 

Harrington on the 7 th Day of Nov r AD 1803 They 

signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay the 
several persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd 
their Names (Viz)< — > 

To Nath 1 Weld for Selectmens Expences in) 
perambulating Lines J „ 25 

To William Hunt Esq r & others a Committee) 
for the Middle School-districts proportion for| 
the present Year j 200,, — 

To Col. Moses Coolidge & others a Committee) 
in full for the East-district's proportion for[ 
Ditto J 200,, — 

To Charles Bond for Cash paid John Dwight in) 
part of the West School-district's proportion \ 
for Ditto j 64„ 61 

To Ditto in full for a Journey to Shirley & Ex-) 

pences for himself & Stephen Harris / 12„ — 

To Luke Bemis & others a Committee in full) 
for the West School-districts proportion the> 
present Year J 135,, 39 

To Thomas Wellington in full for Cash paid for) 
Materials & Labor, in repairing Doors & Cellar- \ 
stairs in the Alms-house J 6„ 25 



* Editorial Note: Rest of script page left blank. 



Watertown Records. 325 

To Eben r Vose in full for making a Coffin for) 

Rachel Goddard J 3„50 



[355 ] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 27 th 

Day of February AD 1804 They ifsued the following 

Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)« — > 



Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 



S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the twelfth Day of March next, at ten of 
the Clock in the forenoon to act on the following Articles 
(Viz).-, 



l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March, & April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat's Cattle shall run at 

large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, and act any thing thereon — 
6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 

thereon 

7 th To grant Money to support the Great-bridge, & act any 

thing thereon 

8 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 

thereon 

9 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurers 

Accounts 

10 th To hear the Accounts of those persons, the Town is in- 
debted to, & grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing 

thereon 



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11 th To hear the Report of any Committees, & act any thing 
thereon 

12 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 
Year, and act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will make sale of a piece of the 
Ministerial Land, adjoining the Land of Thomas Patten to 
straighten his Line, & act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will choose an Agent or Agents, to 
defend an Action of review prosecuted by the Town of 
Shirley against the Town of Watertown at the Supreme 
Judicial Court in April next, & act any thing thereon; Also 
the Action of Daniel Jackson against Abigail Goddard & 

act any thing thereon & also to appoint an Agent or 

Agents to apply to the Court of General Sefsions of the 
peace to discontinue the Road through Watertown laid out 
from Concord to Cambridge in September last, & act any 
thing thereon*— » 



[356] 

15 th To know if the Town will give Jeremiah Fowle Liberty to 
extend his Wall so as to leave the Road in front of his Land 
four Rods wide, provided he can obtain leave from the 
Court of General Sefsions of the peace, & act any thing 
thereon 

16 th To know if the Town will build a Stone-bridge from 
Treadeways Bridge (so called) to the Mill Creek, & act 
any thing thereon 

17 th To know if the Town will grant & supply the Rev d Richard 
R. Eliot with a certain quantity of Wood the ensuing Year, 
& act any thing thereon 

Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
twelfth Day of March next, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Samuel Harrington Innholder in said Town, on Monday 
the fifth Day of March next, at six of the Clock PM. 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meetings 



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Given under our Hands & Seals at Watertown the twenty 
seventh Day of February, in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred & four' — » 

William Hunt 
Amos Bond 
Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Luke Bemis 

Middlesex fs: Watertown March 12 th 1804 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified the In- 
habitants of said Town qualified as therein exprefsed to 
meet at the time and place and for the purpose within 
mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town two Sundays prior 
to said Meeting* — » 

Edw d Lowd Constable*— > 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



[357] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the fifth 

Day of March AD 1804 They signed an Order on the 

Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)«— > 

Doll 5 c ts 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for his Service as) 
Treasurer in 1 802 J 50„ — 

To Ditto in full for his Service as an Afsefsor in) 

1802 J 19„ 50 

To W 7 illiam Hunt Esq r in full for Ditto the samel 

Year J 19„ 50 

To Charles Bond in full for Ditto the same Year 19„ 50 

To Amos Livermore in full for his time & Ex-] 
pences as one of the Committee for building the!" 
Great-bridge J 5„ — 

To Christopher Grant in full for Ditto 5„ — 

To Nath 1 Bemis in full for Ditto 5„ — 

To Jonas White in full for Ditto 5„ — 

To Moses White in full for Ditto 5„ — 



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Doll 5 & s 

To Moses Warren Jun r in full for three pair of] 
Shoes, for Mary Learned, Abigail Green & Ruth [ 
Maddox ) 4„ — 

To Walter Hunneweli in full for Medicines &] 
attendance on the poor to the 5 th of last Febru-f 
ary J 14„ 68 

To Isaac Dana in full for finding Materials, &) 

for Labor at the Great-bridge J 24„ 22 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Isaac Dana] 
in full for Plank to repair Treadeways Bridge \ 
on the 30 th of last July J 1„ 17 

To Ditto for Cash paid Ditto for Ditto in) 

Nov r last J — „ 66 

To Ditto for Cash paid Samuel Dana for his) 

Service in opposing a Road through Watertown/ 15„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Roger Adams in full for a) 
Shad-seine for the fishery last Year J 50„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Jonathan Bird for Se-] 
lechnen, & Committee's Expences to lay out a I 
Road from Concord to Cambridge on the ll th f 
of last August J 6„ 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid Samuel Dana for his) 

Service in opposing a Road in Sept r last / 10,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Charles Davis for three) 
bathing-tubs, & one Copper-serpent J 19,, — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Caty Hunt & Eliza) 

Palmer in full of Abigail Goddard's Account — / 6„ 4 

To Ditto for Cash paid Luke Bemis for Cash he] 
paid Abner Sanderson for running the line by[ 
Newton J — „ 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid for Wood delivered the) 

poor J 47„ 2 

To Ditto for Cash paid the Judge on Francis) 

Hager's Account J — „ 60 

To Ditto for Cash paid Timothy Biglow on) 

Account of Ditto J 2„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid for Selectmen & Wit-] 
nefses Expences two Days at Concord on^ 
Francis Hagers Account J 10„ 79 




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Doll 5 C ts 

To Moses Coolidge in full of his Account fori 

time & Expence for Ditto 1 — / 8„ 30 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Ditto — 4„ — 

m 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for Ditto §gf — 4„ — 

To Luke Bemis in full for Ditto if 4„ — 

t t sir- 

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To William Bond in full for Ditto — i 4„ — 

To Charles Bond in full for Ditto j 4„ — 

m 

To Adam Brown in full for Ditto — f£ 4„ — 

To Moses Coolidge for Cash paid Amos Liver-] 
more in full for two Posts, & mending Gate at[ 
the Burying place J 5„ — 

To Amos Bpnd EscjJ.in full of his Account 15„ 32 

To Adam Browfc for Sundries delivered M r9 \ 

Welkins — 1 / —„ 90 

To Moses White in full for Plank for Treade-1 
ways-bridge / 2,, 62 

To Isaac Dana in full for repairing the Ministe-1 

rial fence / 2,, 6 



. To Moses Coolidge in full for fixing a Plough, &] 
* -/ jHfor setting Posts on the line between Watertown \ 
^V^Cambridge &c. J 



88 



At a Public^- Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the 12 th Day of March AD 1804 for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)*— » 

Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, And he was 
sworn into said Office, before William Hunt Esq 1 " Moder- 
ator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer — > 



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Voted & chose for 
Selectmen* — » 



Voted & chose for 
Afsefsors' — > 



William Hunt Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 * 
Charles Bond 

Adam Brown, & was excus'd by his 

request* — > 
Luke Bemis, & he declined serving*— > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 

William Hunt Esq r 

Thomas Clark Esq r & was excus'd by 

his request*— * 
Amos Livermore Jun r 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to three of the Clock 

this Afternoon then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— » 



[359] 

In the Afternoon of the 12 th of March AD 1804 The Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote for Representatives regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town, for 
the purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer 
The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer 
were called for brought in sorted & counted, & it appeared 
that the persons hereafter named had the number of Votes 
annex'd their several Names (Viz)*— * 



Ebenezer Bridge Esq r had 
William Winthrop Esq r had 
Thomas Heald Esq r had — 
William Hunt Esq r had — 
Edmund Fowle had 



24 Votes 
11 Votes 
23 Votes 
1 Vote 
1 Vote 



Then the Town-meeting was open'd by adjournment from 
the Forenoon, & proceeded as follows 

Voted & chose Edmund Fowle a Selectman in stead of 

Luke Bemis who declin'd serving 

It was voted to choose Constables, & other Town-Officers 
by nomination*— » 



Voted & chose for f Daniel Jackson 
Constables (Jonathan Brown 



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Voted & chose for 
Fence viewers 



Francis Bright 
Daniel Sawin 

Charles Bond & he declin'd 

serving? — , 
Elisha Livermore & he declin'd 

servings— 4 
James Robbins 



Voted & chose for f Willi am Stone 
Tythingmen \ Thomas Wellington 

It was voted to choose six Surveyors of Highways for the 
ensuing Year*— * 

Jonas White & was excus'd by his 

request*--* 
Samuel Harrington 
Josiah Learned 
William Hunt Esq r 
Thomas Clark Esq r 
Moses Coolidge 
Leonard Bond 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of 
Highways*— * 



Jonathan Brown inform'd the Town that he has agreed 

with Edward Lowd to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Jonathan Brown from serving as Con- 
stable 

Voted & chose Edward Lowd Constable*— > 



Voted & chose for 
Field-drivers 



Daniel Sanger 
Eben r Chenery 

Moses Bright & was excus'd by his 

request*— * 
Paul Learned 
Samuel Harrington 



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Voted & chose for Hogreeves 



Nathaniel Bright 
Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
James Simmons 
Moses Warren Jun r 
James Robbins 

Voted & chose for Clerks of |Nath J R. Whitney 
the Market*— > (Daniel Jackson 



Voted & chose for Cullers of 
Hoops & Staves*— * 



Samuel Holt 
Abner Craft 



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Voted & chose for Surveyors [Isaac Dana 
of Timber* — > \ William Bond 



Voted & chose for Firewards 



Amos Bond Esq r 
Elisha Livermore 
John Fowle 
William Hunt Esq 1 
Charles Bond 
Nath 1 Bemis 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound-keeper- 
Voted to choose two more Hogreeves* — > 



Voted & chose for two other f Adam Brown 
Hogreeves' — > \Nath 1 Weld 



Voted & chose Paul Learned Sexton 

Voted to grant Paul Learned twenty three Dollars for his 

Service as Sexton the ensuing Year 

Voted that Swine shall not run at large the ensuing Year — 
Voted that Neat Cattle shall not go at large in this Town 
the ensuing Year Also voted that Horses shall not go 



at large the ensuing Year- 
Voted to grant six hundred Dollars for support of the 
Schools the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Money granted for support of the Schools 
be equally divided between the three Schools as it was the 
last Year 

Voted to postpone granting Money for support of the poor 

until the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted to postpone granting Money to support the Great- 
bridge until the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the Highways, 
& the same price for Labor as it was the last Year 



Voted & chose for a 
Committee to examine 
the Town Treasurers 
Accounts*— > 



Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd by 

his request*— » 
Jonathan Brown & was excus'd 

by his request' — > 
Amos Bond Esq r & was excus'd 

by his request*— > 
Jonas White 
John Fowle 
Walter Hunnewell 



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[361] 

Doll 5 C ts 

It was voted to grant Charles Bond in full of his) 

Account for his Service as an Afsefsor last Year/ 19„ 50 

Voted to grant William Hunt Esq r in full for) 

Ditto J 19„ 50 

Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for) 

Ditto / 19 „ 50 

Voted to grant Ditto in full for his Services as) 

Treas r last Year J 40,, — 

Voted to grant William Stone in full of his) 

Account for six Stones to cover a Bridge J 3„ — 

Voted that the Committee appointed to paint the Ministe- 
rial-house & fence be directed to repair said House & fence 
& paint them, & make any repairs to said House & fence 
as they may judge necefsary 

Voted to choose two Agents to lease the fishery the ensuing 
Year* — > 

Amos Bond Esq r 
Jonas White & was excus'd by 

his request* — > 
William Hunt Esq r 

It was voted to choose a Committee to view the Ministerial 
Land, & hear the request of Thomas Patten, respecting the 
Town's making sale of a piece of said Land adjoining his 
Land to straighten his Line, & make report to the Town at 
the Adjournment of this Meeting* — » 

[Edmund Fowle 
Voted & chose for said jNath 1 Bemis 
Committee* — » [Adam Brown 

It was voted to choose three Agents to defend an Action of 
review prosecuted by the Town of Shirley against the Town 
of W 7 atertown at the Supreme Judicial Court in April next, 
& act any thing thereon* — > 

[William Hunt Esq r 
Voted & chose for said sAmos Bond Esq r 
Agents* — > [Thomas Clark Esq r 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to defend the 
Action of Daniel Jackson against Abigail Goddard, or 
make any compromise respecting said Action, as they shall 
judge necefsary 



Voted & chose for said 
Agents*— » 



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It was voted to choose three Agents (in behalf of the Town 
of Watertown, or in conjunction with the Agents from any 
other Town, or Towns) to apply to the Court of General 
Sefsions of the peace to be holden within & for the County 
of Middlesex, or at any other Court to discontinue the 
Road through Watertown laid out from Concord to 
Cambridge in September last, and act any thing thereon, 
as they may judge will be for the Interest of the Town of 
Watertown*— » 



Voted & chose for said 
Agents' — » 



William Hunt Esq r 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 



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It was voted to choose a Committee of five persons to view 
the Land of Jeremiah Fowle, & judge of the expediency of 
the Town's giving him Liberty to extend his Wall so as to 
leave the Road in front of his Land four rods wide, & make 
report to the Town at the Adjournment of this Meeting' — > 



Voted & chose for said 
Committee*— % 



Jonas White 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Moses Coolidge 
Jonathan Stone 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 



It was voted to choose a Committee of five persons to view 
Treadeways Bridge (so called) & consider the necefsity of 
building a Stone-bridge, & the convenience of extending the 
same as far as the Mill Creek, & make an estimate of the 
expense the same will amount to, & make report to the 
Town at the Adjournment of this Meeting <— > 



Voted & chose for said 
Committee*— > 



Jonas White 
Nath 1 Bemis 
Moses Coolidge 
Jonathan Stone 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 



It was voted to grant the Rev d Richard R. Eliot twelve 

cords of Wood for the ensuing Year 

Voted that Nath 1 R. Whitney be directed to procure said 
Wood 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in said Town in half an Hour from this 

time And the Meeting was accordingly declared ad- 

journ'd 



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The Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the 12 th of 
March AD 1804, by Adjournment from the Meeting house, 
& proceeded as follows 

Voted that the Afsefsors be directed to complete & deliver 
the Lists of Taxes to the Collectors on or before the first 
Day of July next, or not be entitled to any more pay for 
their Services than the Law directs 

Voted to farm the collection of Taxes for the Year ensuing, 
& the Collectors are to give Bonds to the Town at April 
Meeting for their faithful performance, on the same Condi- 
tions as they were farm'd the last Year 

The collection of the East List of State, County, Town & 
Ministers Taxes were put up & struck of to Moses Chenery 
for nine Cents on the Pound*— > 



[363] 

The collection of the West List of State, County, Town & 
Ministers Taxes were put & struck of William Bond for 
nine Cents & an half on the Pound 

Voted & chose Moses Chenery & William Bond Collectors 
of Taxes 

Then the Hay scales were put up at Auction for the term of 
one Year, the person who hires them is to give Bonds to the 

satisfaction of the Selectmen And was let to Jedidiah 

Leathe for forty Dollars And he was sworn into the 

Office of Hay weigher Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 

Then the Wharf belonging to the Town of Watertown, in 
Cambridge was put up at Auction for the term of one Year 
& was struck of to William Bond for three Dollars & thirty 
seven Cents 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint three 
Measurers of Wood for the ensuing Year 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 

meet at the Public Meeting house 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

Then the following Town-officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen this Day, 

Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk (Viz)<— * 



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James Robbins Fence-viewer 

Samuel Harrington, Josiah Learned, William Hunt Esq r 
Thomas Clark Esq r & Leonard Bond Surveyors of High- 
ways 

Edward Lowd Constable 

Daniel Sanger, Eben r Chenery, Paul Learned & Samuel 
Harrington Field-drivers 

Amos Bond Esq r James Simmons, & James Robbins, 
Hogreeves 

Daniel Jackson Clerk of the Market 

William Bond Surveyor of Timber 

Adam Brown & Nath 1 Weld Hogreeves 

Moses Chenery & William Bond Collectors of Taxes*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 12 th Day of 
March AD 1804, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)<— 

To Jedidiah Leathe in full for repairing the Hay) 

scales last Year J 7„ 25 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Wood delivered) 

Abigail Goddard & Joseph Chiids J 4„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r & C° for a box of) 
Candles delivered the Singing-school J 



[364] 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting 
(Viz)v-> 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 



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three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the second Day of April next at two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor and Senators and Counsellors, agree- 
able to the Constitution of said Commonwealth 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands and Seals 

Dated at Watertown the nineteenth Day of March in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four*— ^ 



William Hunt 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Middlesex fs: Watertown April 2 d 1804 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I have notified and warned 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town qualified as therein 
exprefsed to meet at the time and place and for the purpose 
within mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this 
Warrant at the Public Meeting-house in said Town two 
Sundays prior to said Meeting* — > 

Edw d Lowd Constable* — » 

March 21 1 1804 Daniel Sawin was sworn into the Office of 

Fence viewer March 23 d 1804 Francis Bright was 

sworn into the Office of Fence viewer And on the 24 th 

of March 1804 Amos Livermore Jun r was sworn into 

the Office of Afsefsor, 

Before, Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk' — > 



[365] 

The Agents of the Town of Watertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham, agreeable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d 1798 empowering the Towns of Watertown, 
Weston, & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Towns met at the House 
of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 

26 th Day of March 1804 The Agents of Weston & 

Waltham not being present the Agents of Watertown 
proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 



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l at Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

Agreed to adjourn this Meeting to six of the Clock this 
Afternoon then to meet at this place 

The Agents aforesaid met at the time & place aforemen- 
tioned by Adjournment, proceeded as follows 

Agreed to lease all the privilege & Right of taking the Fish 
called Shad & Alewives in Charles River within the limits of 
Watertown, on the following Conditions (Viz) The privilege 
of the taking of Shad within the limits before described, on 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays in each Week, and the 
privilege of taking Alewives three Days in each Week, 
accounting twenty four Hours for each Day, to the highest 
bidder, he or they giving Security for the payment to the 
acceptance of the Agents — five ^ Cent to be paid down as 
earnest Money & the residue in the Month of September 
next 

And was leas'd to Artemas Murdock for four hundred & 
ninety five Dollars 

And he paid twenty five Dollars as earnest Money 

The Treasurer paid Nath 1 Weld twelve Dollars & eighty 
four Cents for the Agents Expences 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of said Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, Senators & Representatives being 
duly warned, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the second Day of April AD 

1804 The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was 

revis'd & read, the Votes for a Governor, Lieu 1 Governor, 
Senators & Counsellors were called for brought in, sorted & 
counted, & it appeared that the following Gentlemen had 
the number of Votes annex'd their several Names (Viz)<— » 



[366] 

For Governor 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 38 Votes 

The Honb. James Sullivan Esq r had 42 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 1 

For Lieutenant Governor 

His Honor Edward H. Robbins Esq r had 38 

The Honb. William Heath Esq r had 20 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 4 

Benjamin Austin Jun r Esq r had 3 




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For Senators & Counsellors'— > 

The Honb. William Hull Esq r had 49 

The Honb. Aaron Hill Esq r had 47 

The Honb. William Hildreth Esq r had 47 

The Honb. Jonathan Maynard Esq r had 46 

The Honb. Timothy Biglow Esq r had 24 

The Honb. Artemas W T ard Esq r had 25 

Timothy Jackson Esq r had 25 

James Bancroft Esq r had 23 

Stephen Dana Esq r had 1 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the second Day of 
April AD 1804, by Adjournment from the twelfth Day of 
last March, proceeded as follows'— > 

Daniel Jackson inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 

Daniel Cornwall to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Daniel Jackson from serving as Con- 
stable 

Voted & chose Daniel Cornwall Constable*— » 

Voted & chose for [Edmund Fowle 
Fish-wardens'—* | Amos Bond Esq r 
(Moses White 

The Report of the Committee to view Treadeways Bridge 
(so called) was read & is as follows (Viz). The Com- 
mittee raised in March Meeting to view Treadeways 
Bridge, beg leave to report that they have attended said 
Service and are of Opinion that it is not for the Town's 
Interest to cover more than is sufficient for the Road, 
which we think will cost fifty Dollars— 

Also, Your Committee are of Opinion that it will be for the 
Town's Interest to sell all the right they have there, from 
the pafsway leading on to the Wharf by M r Nixon's Shop 
that can be conveniently spared — As you may see on file* — > 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to cover Treadeways 
Bridge forty feet in length with Stone— 



Voted to grant fifty Dollars for the purpose aforesaid' 



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[367] 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the 
seventh Day of May next, at three of the Clock in the 
Afternoon then to meet at the Public Meeting house in 
said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd ' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the sixteenth Day of 

April AD 1804 They ifsued the following Warrant for a 

Town-meeting (Viz)v— ^ 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age, and resident in said Town for the space of one Year 
next preceding, having a freehold Estate within said Town 
of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate to the 
value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the seventh Day of May next at 
two of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of 
choosing a Representative to represent them at the General 
Court appointed to be convened and held at Boston on the 
last Wednesday of May next. Hereof fail not &c. 

Also, You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts forthwith to notify and warn the 
Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified 
by Law to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to 
one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the 
seventh Day of May next, at three of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to act on the following Articles (Viz)<— > 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents to join with the 
Agents of the Town of Cambridge, or of any other Town, to 
oppose any New-bridge's being erected over Charles River 
to obstruct the Navigation thereof, and act any thing 

thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will purchase the right of taking fish 
in Newton upon Lands owned by Aaron Everett & Charles 

Bond & act any thing thereon 

To know if the Town will make sale of a piece of Land near 
Treadeways Bridge (so called) and act any thing thereon — 



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[368] 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals, 

Dated at Watertown, the sixteenth Day of April, in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four — > 



William Hunt 
Xath 1 R. Whitney 
Charles Bond 
Thomas Clark 
Edmund Fowle 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Middlesex fs: Pursuant to the within Warrant I have noti- 
fied the Male Inhabitants of said Watertown, qualified as 
therein exprefsed to meet & afsemble at the time & place & 
for the purpose within mentioned by posting an attested 
Copy of this Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting* — > 

Edward Lowd Constable* — > 

Watertown May 7 th 1804^ 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen & Afsefsors at the House of 
Nath 1 Weld Innholder in Watertown on Tuesday the 24 th 
Day April AD 1804 They agreed to divide the Sur- 
veyors of Highways Districts as follows (Viz)' — > 

Samuel Harrington's District, to begin on the Great road at 
Waltham Line, & come down said Road as far as to include 
Jonas White, & the road from said Great-road by the 
Alms-house to the road by dirty green (so called) & all the 
roads West of said road to Waltham Line, Also to include 
the road from Ezekiels Whitneys House, to Menotomy 
Line under the Rocks (so called) & all the roads West of 
said road 1 — > 

William Hunt Esq r ' 9 District to begin on the Great Coun- 
try-road opposite the House of Jonas White & continue 
down said road as far as to include his own Dwelling house, 
& extend over the Great-bridge to Newton Line, & all the 
roads South of said Road within the limits before de- 
scribed 5 — > 

Josiah Learned's District to begin on the Great Country- 
road opposite the House of William Hunt Esq r & continue 
on said Great-road as far as Perry's Lane (so called) & all 
the roads South of said Great-road' — > 



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[369] 

Moses Coolidge's District to begin on the Great Country- 
road opposite Perry's Lane (so called) & continue on said 
Great-road to Cambridge line, & all the roads South of 

said road within the limits before described Also all the 

roads North of said Great-road within said limits, & include 
the County-road from the East School house to Cambridge 
line*— > 

Thomas Clark Esq r ' 8 District to begin at Menotomy line & 
continue on the road to the Meeting house, & the roads 
leading by the Houses of Charles & Israel Whitney & Nath 1 
Bright, to the road by Francis Bright's House*— * 

Leonard Bonds District to begin at the Easterly side of the 
road over the Meeting house hill (so called) & continue on 
the County-road as far as opposite the East School house & 
all the roads North of said road within the limits before 
described*— > 

Also, The Selectmen appointed the following persons Engine- 
men for the ensuing Year (Viz)*— > 

Jonathan Alden John Tucker 

Tho 8 H. Bray John Robbins 

Aaron Dana Daniel Stone 

Ellis Prentice Gilbert Nichols 

Joseph White Daniel Robinson 

Andrew White 2 d John Hunting 

Edmund Trowbridge Benj a Goddard 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 

Town on Monday the seventh Day of May AD 1804 for 

the purpose of choosing a Representative to represent them 
in the General Court appointed to be convened and held at 

Boston on the last Wednesday of May Instant 

The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read & 
revis'd 

The Votes for a Representative were called for brought in, 
sorted & counted & it appeared that Jonas White was 
chosen 



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[370] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
seventh Day of May AD 1804 for the purpose of transacting 
the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting 
proceeded as follows (Viz)' — » 

l 8t Voted & chose William Hunt Esq r Moderator 
2 d It was voted to choose three Agents to join with the Agents 
of the Town of Cambridge, or of any other Town, or Town's 
to petition the Legislature of this Commonwealth not to 
grant Liberty to any person or persons to erect any new 
Bridge, or Bridge's over Charles River to obstruct the 
Navigation thereof, & that any Bridge that is now erected 
acrofs said River shall have suitable Drawers to accommo- 
date the navigation of said River, & act any thing thereon 
as they may judge necefsary*— > 

Thomas Clark Esq r & was excus'd 
Daniel Jackson 
Adam Brown & was excus'd 
William Hunt Esq r & was excus'd 
John Fowle & was excus'd 
Leonard Mellen 
Edmund Fowle & was excus'd 
Charles Bond & was excus'd 
Moses White & was excus'd 
John George 

It was voted to choose a Committee to enquire on what 
terms they can purchase Lands for the right of taking 
fish in Newton, between the old Mill dam & Bemis's dam 
(so called) & make report to the Town<— > 

'Nath 1 Bemis 

Amos Bond Esq r & was excus'd 
Stephen Cook 
Moses White 

It was voted to choose a Committee to investigate the 
right of the Town near Treadeways Bridge (so called) & 
lay claim to the Town's right in said Land, & set up meet & 
lasting bounds' — » 

[Nath 1 Bemis 
Voted & chose for j William Hunt Esq r 
said Committee* — » [Luke Bemis 

It was voted to difsolve this Meeting 



Voted & chose for 
said Agents*— > 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee*— 



And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd* 



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[371] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the seventh Day 
of May AD 1804, by Adjournment from the second Day of 
last April, & proceeded as follows (Viz)« — » 

It was voted that the Action between Daniel Jackson & 
Abigail Goddard be referred to the Selectmen, and that the 
Town will protect them in any compromise or settlement 
they shall see fit to make 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to make sale of 
a piece of the Ministerial Land to Thomas Patten, & give a 
Deed of the same agreable to the Plan exhibited; And the 
Interest of the Money arising from the sale of said Land be 
appropriated for the use of the Rev d Richard R. Eliot 
during his Ministry 

It was voted to difsoive this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd*— » 



June 5 th 1804 Isaac Dana was sworn into the Office of 
Surveyor of Timber, Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk*—, 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown, on Monday the second Day of 
July AD 1804, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*—, 

DoU s c ts 

To Isaac Dana in full for Boards for a fence at) 

the Alms-house J 1 ,, W ' 

To Moses White in full for Plank to repair the) 

Great bridge J 3„ 12 

To George Stearns in full for laying Stones for) 

Steps at the Doors of the Meeting house / 12„ — 



22„ 34 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the sixth Day of 
August AD 1804, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 



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directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)<— > 

To Samuel Babcock in full for teaching a Sing-] 
ing-school from the 5 th of December 1803, to> 
the 5 th of April 1804 J 

To John Fowle in full for sundry Articles of) 

Supplies delivered the poor to this Day / 19„ 71 

To Moses Coolidge in full for Plough-irons 6„ 25 

To Stephen Harris in full for supporting his] 
Father, in his last Sicknefs (including what has \ 
been paid him ] 14,, — 



For Innholders* 



[372] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the tenth Day of 
September AD 1804, They approbated the persons here- 
after named to receive Licence as Innholders & Retailers 
the ensuing Year (Viz)<— ■> 

Jonathan Bird 
Samuel Harrington 
Nathaniel Weld 
Peter Davis 
William Hunt Esq r 

James Robbins 
John George 
John Fowle 

jif mia i Fowle 
Moses White 

John Merchant 

Daniel Jackson 

Asa Stone 

Davis, Daniel Vila, & Richard 



Also, They appointed Peter 
Sanger Engine men 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 15 th Day of 
October AD 1804, They ifsued the following Warrant for a 
Town meeting (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 



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Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, duly qualified 
to vote for Representatives, in the General Court of said 
Commonwealth (Viz) the male Inhabitants of said Town 
being twenty one Years of age, and resident in said Town 
for the space of one Year next preceding, having a freehold 
Estate within said Town of the annual Income of three 
Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the fifth Day of November next, being the first 
Monday in said Month, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to give in their Votes for Nineteen Electors of Presi- 
dent and Vice President of the United States qualified 
according to the Constitution thereof whose Names shall 
all be borne on one Ticket, and such Ticket shall contain 
the Name of at least One Inhabitant of each District for 
choosing Representatives to the Congrefs of the United 
States, established by a Law pafsed March 10 th AD 1802* — > 



[373] 

Also, To give in their Votes for a Representative of the People 
of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United States 

for the Middlesex-district Hereof fail not and make 

return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the 
Selectmen before the time appointed for said Meeting 

Given under our Hands & Seals, Dated at Watertown the 
fifteenth Day of October, in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred & four— , 

Selectmen 
for 

Watertown*— » 

Middlesex fs: Watertown Nov r 5 th 1804 Pursuant to 

the within Warrant, I have duly notified the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Watertown qualified as therein exprefsed to 
afsemble at the time & place & for the purpose within 
mentioned, by posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town two Sundays prior 
to said Meeting*— > 

Edw d Lowd Constable for said Town*— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote for Representatives, in the General Court being duly 
warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in 
said Town on Monday the fifth Day of November AD 1804, 
to give in their Votes for Nineteen Electors of President 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 



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347 



Also, To give in their Votes for a Representative of the People 
of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United 
States for the Middlesex-district 

The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read & 
revis'd, the Votes for a Representative were called for 
brought in, sorted &c counted, & were as follows*—* 



For Honb. Joseph B. Varnum seventy eight Votes- 
Timothy Bigelow twenty eight Votes- 
Samuel Dana One Vote 



[374] 



For Electors at larger 

Honb. James Sullivan of Boston eighty two Votes 

Elbridge Gerry of Cambridge eighty two Votes- 
David Cobb of Goldsborough thirty four Votes- 
Oliver Wendell of Boston thirtv four Votes 



James Bowdoin of Boston eighty 

two Votes 

John C. Jones of Boston thirty four 
Votes 

John Hathorne of Salem eighty two 

Votes 

Benjamin Goodhue of Salem thirty 
four Votes 

Thomas Kittredge of Andover 

eighty two Votes 

Bailey Bartlet of Haverhill thirty 
four Votes 

James Winthrop of Cambridge 

eighty two Votes 

' Eleazer Brooks of Lincoln thirty 
four Votes 

Hampshire South-district 'Jonathan Smith Jun r of West 

Springfield eighty two Votes — 
William Sheppard of Westrield 
thirtv four Votes 



For Suffolk-district 



Essex South-district 



Essex North-district 



Middlesex-district 



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Hampshire North-district 



Plymouth-district 



Barnstable-district 



Bristol-district 



Worcester South-district 



Worcester North-district 



Berkshire-district 



Norfolk-district 



York-district 



Cumberland-district 



Lincoln-district 



Edward Upham of New-Salem 
eighty two Votes 

Eben r Mattoon of Amherst thirty 
four Votes 

James Warren of Plymouth eighty 

two Votes 

William Sever of Kingston thirty 

four Votes 

John Davis of Barnstable eighty 

two Votes 

Eben r Bacon of Barnstable thirty 

four Votes 

Josiah Deane of Raynham eighty 

two Votes 

George Leonard of Norton thirty 

four Votes 

Timothy Newell of Sturbridge 
eighty two Votes 

Joseph Allen of Worcester thirty 
four Votes 

John Whiting of Lancaster eighty 

two Votes 

Josiah Stearns of Lunenburgh thirty 

four Votes 

John Bacon of Stockbridge eighty 

two Votes 

David Rofsetter of Richmond thirty 

four Votes 

William Heath of Roxbury eighty 

two Votes 

Cotton Tufts of Weymouth thirty 

four Votes 

John Woodman of Buxton eighty 

two Votes 

John Lord of Berwick thirty four 

Votes 

Charles Turner of Turner eighty 

two Votes 

Isaac Parker of Portland thirty four 

Votes 

John Farley of Newcastle eighty 

two Votes 

Thomas Rice of Wiscafset thirty 

four Votes 



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Kennebec-district 



Thomas Fillebrown of Hallowell 
eighty two Votes 

Samuel S. Wilde of Hallowell thirty 
four Votes 



[375] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 4 th Day of 
March AD 1805, They ifsued the following Warrant for a 
Town meeting (Viz)<— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the eighteenth Day of March Instant 
at ten of the Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following 
Articles (Viz) 

V- To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March, & April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat's Cattle shall run at 

large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, and act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 

thereon 

7 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 

thereon 

8 th To choose a Committee to examine the Town Treasurer's 

Accounts 

9 th To hear the Accounts of those persons, the Town is in- 
debted to, & grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing 

thereon 



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10 th To hear the report of any Committee's, & act any thing 

thereon 

11 th To agree how the fishery shall be improv'd the ensuing 

Year, and act any thing thereon 

12 th To know if the Town will choose an Agent, or Agents to 

appear before any Court or Courts to defend the Town 

from any presentment, or indictment, & act any thing 

thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will choose an Agent, or Agents to 

defend an Action of review prosecuted by the Town of 

Shirley against the Town of Watertown, at the Supreme 

Judicial Court in April next, & act any thing thereon; Also 

the Action of Maj r Daniel Jackson against Abigail Goddard, 

& act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will grant & supply the Rev d Richard 

R. Eliot with a certain quantity of Wood the ensuing Year, 

& act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will build a fence at the Burying 

Yard near the Meeting-house, & act any thing thereon*— > 



[376] 

16 th To know if the Town will repair the West School-house & 

act any thing thereon 

17 th To know if the Town will erect a Fish-house, & act any 

thing thereon 

18 th To know if the Town will choose a Committee, to attend on 

any Committee from the Court of General Sefsions of the 

peace to lay out any Road through or near the Town, & act 

any thing thereon 

19 th To know if the Town will make sale of a piece of the 

Ministerial Land, adjoining the Land of Isaac Patten, & 

act any thing thereon 

Also, You are alike required to notify & warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 
eighteenth Day of March Instant, at two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County Treas- 
urer 



Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors 
to bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 



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Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town, on Monday the 
eleventh Day of March Instant at six of the Clock PM 

Hereof fail not & make return of this Warrant, and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings. Given under our Hands & Seals at 

Watertown the fourth Day of March in the Year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and five*—* 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Middlesex fs: Watertown March 18 th 1805 Pursuant to 

the within Warrant I duly notified the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of said Town qualified as therein ex- 
pressed to meet and afsemble at the time & place and for 
the several purposes within mentioned, by posting an 
attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting*— > 

Edw d Lowd Constable*—. 



[377] 

Also, At the Meeting of the Selectmen aforementioned, They 
signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay the 
several persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd 
their Names (Viz) 

To Samuel Harrington in full of his Account for) 
Selectmens Expences from 4 th of April 1803, to\ 
6 th of March 1804 J 32„ 83 

To Charles Bond in full of his Account fori 
Services & Expence for the fence at the Poor-> 
house &c. J 26,, 16 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for boarding Spencer) 

Godding &c. J 35„ 50 

To Walter Hunnewell in full of his Account for) 
Medicines & attendance on the poor to lastf 
January J 37,, 45 

To T. L. Jennison in full for Medicines & attend-) 

ance on Hannah Prentice in April & May last — J 6,, 24 

To Jeremiah Fowle in full for two Blankets for) 

Spencer Godding j 3„ 50 



352 Watertown Records. 

To John Fowle in full of his Ace* for Cloathing) 

for the poor &c. J 24,, 1 

To Eben r Bridge County Treas r for County Tax) 

in 1804 / 225,, 85 

To Henry Craft in full of his Acc 1 for repairing] 
the Great-bridge $38,, 25 & for Treadewaysf 
Bridge (so called) $93,, 33 J 131,, 58 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Ace* for\ 

Ditto J 49,, 78 

To Peter Davis in full of his Acc 1 for Henry) 

Craft's board at ditto J 19„ 30 

To Moses White in full of his Acc 1 for Supplies) 
delivered H. Craft J 5„ 28 

To Eben r Vose in full for a Coffin for Stephen) 

Harris / 4„50 

To Isaac Dana in full of his Acc fc for Plank) 

supplied for the Bridge &c. j 15„ 66 

To Benjamin Prentice in full for supporting) 

Hannah Prentice / 37„ 50 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nathaniel 

Weld on Monday the 11 th Day of March AD 1805 They 

signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay the 
several persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd 
their Names (Viz) 

To. the Executors of William Hunt Esq r De-| 
ceas'd in full for his Service as an Afsefsor m\ 
the Year 1803 19„ 50 



To Charles Bond in full for Ditto in the same 
Year 



To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Ditto the same 
Year 



To Ditto in full for his Service as Treasurer 
the same Year 



To William Stone in full for six Stones to cover 
a Bridge 



To the Committee of the West School in full for 
said District's proportion for the last Year 



19„ 50 
19„ 50 
40„ - 
3„ - 
200,, - 



Watertown Records. 353 

To the Committee of the Middle-school in full) 

for Ditto J 200,, — 

To the Committee of the East-school in full for) 

Ditto J 200,, — 



[378] 

To Paul Learned in full for his Service as) 

Sexton j 23„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Cash paid) 
Gershom Hyde for a Plough j 4„ 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid Davis & Tyler in full for) 
Boards &c. to repair the Ministerial-house &[ 
fence on 4 th of last August j 34,, 57 

To Ditto for Cash paid Enoch Fisk for 4^ feet) 
of Wood delivered Samuel Jennison on 17 th of[ 
last November J 3„ 37 

To Abigail Jennison (including what has been) 
paid her) for supporting Spencer Godding from[ 
7 th of last Nov r @ $1„ 25 $ W 7 eek J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Peter Davis) 
for Expences of the Committee to repair the> 
Ministerial-house on 14 th of last Dec r J ,, 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid John Buckley in full for) 
repairing the Ministerial-house & making the[ 
fence (on the 15 th of last Dec r J 176,, 12 

To Ditto for Cash paid Moses Broad for 5%) 
feet of Wood delivered Samuel Jennison on the [ 
24 th of last December J 4„ 21 

To Ditto for Cash paid Elisha Wheeler in full) 
for 3 y 2 feet of Wood delivered Samuel Jennison \ 
on the 14 th of last January j 3„ 65 

To Ditto for Cash paid Constant Freeman for) 
supporting Mary Jackson from the 17 th to the[ 
30 th of last January J 4„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Robbins to sup-) 
port Mary Jackson from the 8 th of last Februarys 
8 Weeks @ $2„ — $ Week J 

To Ditto for Cash paid Joshua Carter in full for) 
5 }4 feet of Wood delivered Samuel Jennison on [ 
the 13 th of last February J 4„ 22 



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To Ditto for Cash paid John Loker in full for] 
a Load of Wood delivered Stephen Harris on the} 
20 th of last February J 2„ 84 

To Ditto for Cash paid Hannah White, & Cathal 
Marshall for supporting Bezaleel Learned &[ 
Wife three quarters of the present Year j 37 „ 50 

To Ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Weld for SelecVI 

mens expences on the 10 th of last September — J 2„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Peter Davis for Ditto — „ 84 

To Ditto in full for carting Stones &c. at the) 

Meeting house J 10„ 50 

To Charles Bond in full for repairs of the West) 

School house &c. / S t , 50 

To Solomon Chenery in full for supporting) 

Rebecca Conant & Child five Weeks / 10„ — 

To Daniel Coolidge & Aaron Sanger in full for) 
repairing the Great-bridge J 5„ — 

To Nathaniel Weld in full for Selectmens Ex-) 

pences from the 12 th of March 1804 to this Day/ 32„ 46 



[379] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the eighteenth Day of March AD 1805, for the 
purpose of transacting the businefs as set forth in the 
Warrant for said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)*— ■> 

Voted & chose Cap* Nathaniel Bemis Moderator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, And he was 
sworn into said Office Before Cap 1 Nath 1 Bemis Moderator 
Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurers 



Voted & chose for Selectmen 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark Esq r 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 

[Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Voted & chose for Afsefsors \ Amos Livermore Jun 1 

[Charles Bond 



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Voted & chose for Constables (^ a t thl Whitney 

(Luke Bemis 

Nath 1 R. Whitney inform'd the Town that he has agree'd 
with Edward Lowd to serve as Constable in his stead 

Also, Luke Bemis inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 

Daniel Cornwall to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Nath 1 R. Whitney & Luke Bemis from 
serving as Constables'— * 

Voted & chose for Constables (Edward Lowd 

[Daniel Cornwall 

Edward Lowd & Daniel Cornwall were sworn into the 
Office of Constables, Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting until half past two of 

the Clock this Afternoon then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd'— » 

In the Afternoon of the 18 th of March AD 1805 The Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote for Representatives regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town for 
the purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer 
The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer 
were called for brought in sorted & counted, & it appeared 
that the following persons had the several number of Votes 
annex'd their Names (Viz)*— » 



[380] 

For Eben r Bridge Esq r forty two Votes- 
Thomas Heald seven Votes- 



William Winthrop Esq r six Votes 

Then the Town-meeting was open'd by Adjournment from 
the Forenoon & proceeded as follows (Viz)<— > 

It was voted to choose the other Town Officers by nomina- 
tion' 



Elisha Livermore 
Adam Brown 
John Fowle 
Moses Bright 
Amos Bond Esq' 

Voted & chose for f William Stone 
Tythingmen*— - > \ Peter Brewer 



Voted & chose for 
Fence viewers'— > 



5 



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It was voted to have four Districts for the Surveyors of 
Highways 

It was voted to choose four Surveyors of Highways*—* 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of 
Highways* 



Adam Brown & was excus'd upon his 

request 
Joshua Coolidge 
Thomas Clark Esq r 
Daniel Sanger 
Nath 1 Bemis 



Voted to choose a Surveyor of Highways to receive Samuel 

Harrington's Highway List of Taxes for the Year 1804 

and that he be directed to cause the same to be work'd out 

in the limits described in said List 

Voted & chose Charles Bond for said Surveyor of High- 
ways 

Voted to reconsider the last Vote in respect to Charles 

Bond's taking Samuel Harrington's List 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to request Samuel 
Harrington to cause his List of Taxes to be work'd out as 
soon as conveniently may be* 



Voted & chose for 
Field-drivers*— > 



Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves 



Moses Coolidge 
Peter Harrington 
Israel Whitney 
James Robbins 
Amos Livermore Jun r 

Adam Brown & was excus'd upon his 

request*— > 
Aaron Sanger 

Samuel Benjamin & was excus'd 
John K. Coolidge 
William Leathe 
Charles Whitney 
Nath 1 Bright & was excus'd 
James Robbins & was excus'd 
Aaron Davis, Daniel Jackson 
Samuel Brigham, & Peter Clark* — > 



[381] 

Voted & chose for [John George 

Clerks of the Market*— » \ Edward Lowd 

Voted & chose for /Samuel Holt 

Cullers of Hoops & Staves \ Abner Craft 



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357 



Voted & chose for 
Surveyors of Timber 



flsaac Dana 
1 William Bond 



Voted & chose for Firewards*— * 



Nath 1 Bemis 
John Fowle 
Amos Bond Esq r 
John George 
Elisha Livermore 
Charles Bond 



Voted that the Firewards be requested to call on the former 

ones, & receive their Staves 

Voted that the Firewards be requested to leave their 
Staves with the Town Treasurer on every Evening of 
March Meeting 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound-keeper- 



Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint a Sexton, 

& agree with him for his Services 

Voted that Neat Cattle & Horses shall not go at large the 
ensuing Year 

Voted to grant seven hundred & fifty Dollars for support of 

the Schools the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Money granted for support of the Schools, 
be equally divided between the three Schools as it was the 
last Year 

Voted to postpone granting Money for support of the poor 
to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted that the Selectmen (or a Committee selected from 
among them) in future be a Committee to examine the 
Town Treasurers Accounts, & that they be directed to 
examine them Yearly, previous to March Meeting, or the 
time the Meeting stands adjourn'd to<— > 



Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney for his Service! 
as an Afsefsor last Year / 19„ 50 

To Ditto in full for his Service as Treasurer last) 

Year J 40,, — 

To Amos Livermore Jun r in full for his Service) 

as an Afsefsor last Y r . / 19„ 50 

To the Executors of William Hunt Esq r De-) 
ceas'd in full for Ditto J 



Voted to choose a person to join the Agents (Viz) Daniel 
Jackson & John George (instead of Leonard Mellen De- 



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ceas'd) who were chosen on the seventh of last May, to 
join with the Agents of the Town of Cambridge &c. — 
(See page 370).* 

Voted & chose John Fowle for said Agent, & he was ex- 
cus'd upon his request 

Voted & chose James Robbins in his stead*— » 

Voted & chose for Agents to [Moses Coolidge 



It was voted to choose three Agents (in behalf of the Town 
of Watertown, or in conjunction with the Agents from any 
other Town, or Towns) to apply to the Court of General 
Sefsions of the peace to be holden within & for the County 
of Middlesex, or at any other Court, to discontinue the 
Road through Watertown, laid out from Concord to 
Cambridge in September 1803, and act any thing thereon, 
as they may judge will be for the Interest of the Town of 

Watertown Also to appear before any Court or Courts 

to defend the Town from any presentment or indictment 
for neglecting to open, make & put in good & sufficient 
repair a certain public Highway through the Northeasterly 
part of said Town leading from Waltham Line to Bird's 
Tavern & act any thing thereon*— > 

f Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents j Thomas Clark Esq r 

[Cap* Charles Bond 

It was voted to choose three Agents to appear before any 
Court, or Courts to defend the Town from an indictment 
for not repairing Stephen Cooks Waste-bridge, & to make 
search & see if they think the Town are holden to support 
said Bridge, & if in their Opinion they are not holden, then 
to prosecute said Cook to final judgment & Execution* — > 

[ Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents \ Thomas Clark Esq r 

[Cap 1 Charles Bond 

It was voted to choose three Agents to defend an Action of 
review prosecuted by the Town of Shirley against the 





[382 J 



* Editorial Note — This is a text reference , referring to original script 
page [370] 



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Town of Watertown, at the Supreme Judicial Court in 
April next, & act any thing thereon as they may judge 
necefsary*— j 

f Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents < Thomas Clark Esq 1 " 

[Cap 1 Charles Bond 

It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to use their 
influence that Abigail Goddard may have a Guardian 
appointed or give Letter of Attorney to some person, or 
persons that he, or they may make a settlement, or com- 
promise of the Action of Daniel Jackson against said 
Abigail Goddard 

Voted to grant the Rev d Richard R. Eliot twelve cords of 
Wood for the ensuing Year 

Voted that Nath 1 R. Whitney be directed to procure said 
Wood 

Voted to choose a Committee to build a fence on the 
Burying Yard near the Meeting house* — > 

'Thomas Clark Esq r & was excus'd 
Nathaniel Bemis 
Edmund Fowle 
Adam Brown 



Voted & chose for 
said Committee 



Voted to grant One hundred Dollars for the purpose afore- 
said^ 



[383] 

16 th It was voted to choose a Committee to examine the West 
School-house, & see what repairs are necefsary, make an 
estimate of the expence, & make report to the Town at the 
adjournment of this Meeting* — > 

[Nath 1 Bemis 
Voted & chose for \ Charles Bond 
said Committee [Moses White 

17 th Article, Voted to dismifs 

18 th Voted to choose a Committee to attend on any Committee 
that are or may be appointed to lay out a Road through or 
near the Town 

Voted & chose the Selectmen for said Committee 

19 th It was voted to choose a Committee to make sale of a 
piece of the Ministerial Land running from the Easterly 



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end of Isaac Patten's Barn to a ditch, provided they can 

agree with him for said piece of Land 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed & empowered to make 
sale & give a Deed of said piece of Land to Isaac Patten, & 
the Interest arising from the sale of said Land be appro- 
priated for the use of the Rev d Richard R. Eliot during his 
Ministry. 

Voted that the several Agents be directed to call on the 
Selectmen for Money that may be necefsary for their 
purpose 



Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in said Town, at seven of the Clock this 
Evening 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— » 

The Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the 
eighteenth of March AD 1805, by adjournment from the 
Meeting house, & proceeded as follows 

The collection of the East List of State, County, Town & 
Minister's Taxes for the ensuing Year were put up under 
the same restrictions as they were last Year, & were struck 
of to Moses Chenery for two Cents & a quarter $ Dollar — 
The collection of the West List of State, County Town & 
Minister's Taxes for the ensuing Year, were put up under 
the same restrictions, & were struck of to Thaddeus Cole 
for three Cents P Dollar 

The- Hay scales were put up at Auction for the term of one 
Year & struck of to Jedidiah Leathe for forty one Dollars — 

The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of Water- 
town, was put up at Auction for the term of one Year, & 
was struck of to William Bond for nine Dollars & twenty 
five Cents 

Voted & chose Moses Chenery & Thaddeus Cole Collectors 
of Taxes 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
April next, then to meet at the Public Meeting house at 

four of the Clock in the Afternoon 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— » 



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[384] 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen this Day (Viz)«— > 



Nath 1 R. Whitney & Charles Bond Afsefsors, Before Amos 
Bond Justice of the peace 

Elisha Livermore, Adam Brown, John Fowle Moses Bright 

& Amos Bond Esq r Fence viewers 

Thomas Clark Esq r & Daniel Sanger Surveyors of High- 
ways 

Moses Coolidge, Israel Whitney, & James Robbins, Field 
dri vers 

Aaron Sanger, John K. Coolidge, William Leathe, Charles 
Whitney, Daniel Jackson, Samuel Brigham & Peter Clark, 
Hogreeves 

Samuel Holt Culler of Hoops & Staves 

Isaac Dana & William Bond Surveyors of Timber 

Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk*— > 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Thursday the twenty 

first Day of March AD 1805 They signed an Order on 

the Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons 
hereafter named the several Sums annex'd their Names 
(Viz) 



To Artemas Murdock in full for Cash paid for an) 

Alewive Seine J 83„ 43 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Cash paid on) 

Eben r Swann's Acc 1 on the l 8t of last May J 5„ 4 

To Ditto in full for Cash paid John Sanger's) 

Ace' / 5„ 4 

To Ditto in full for Cash paid Calvin Parker for) 
3}^ feet of Wood delivered Samuel Jennison> 
this Day J 2„ 69 

To Jedidiah Leathe in full for repairing Hay) 

scales last Year J 8„ 92 

To Aaron Dana in full for repairing the Hay) 

scales in 1801 J 30„ 38 



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To Edmund Fowle in full for one Day to Cam- 
bridge on Acc 1 of Eben r Swann & John Sanger, 
& for Cash paid Aaron Luce for mending the 
Meeting house Windows 



1„ 76 



Also, The Selectmen ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz)< — » 



[385] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the first Day of April next, at two of the Clock 
in the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, and Senators and Counsellors, agree- 
able to the Constitution of said Commonwealth 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands and Seals, 

Dated at Watertown the twenty first Day of March in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five<— » 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Middlesex fs: Watertown April l 8t 1805 Pursuant to the 
within Warrant I have notified and warn'd the Inhabitants 
of said Town qualified as therein exprefsed, to meet at the 
time and place, and for the purposes therein mentioned by 
posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town two Sundays previous to said 
Meeting' — > 

Daniel Cornwall Constable*— * 



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[386] 

The Agents of the Town of Watertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham, agreable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d 1798, empowering the Towns of Watertown, 
Weston & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Towns met at the House 
of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 

25 th Day of March 1805 The Agents of Weston & 

Waltham not being present, the Agents of Watertown 
proceeded as follows (Viz) 

l et Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

2 d Agreed to adjourn this Meeting to half past six of the 
Clock this Afternoon, then to meet at this place 

The Agents aforesaid met at the time & place aforemen- 
tioned by Adjournment, & proceeded as follows 

Agreed to lease all the privilege & right of taking the fish 
called Shad & Alewives in Charles River within the limits of 
Watertown the ensuing Year on the following Conditions 
(Viz) The privilege of the taking of Shad and Alewives 
within the limits before described three Days in each Week, 
accounting twenty four Hours for each Day, to the highest 
bidder, he or they giving Security for the payment to the 
acceptance of the Agents — five <P Cent to be paid down as 

earnest Money And the residue to be paid on the 

fifteenth Day of September next — And the privilege of the 
Seines that the Town now have, & the Purchaser to have 
Liberty to procure a New Shad Seine & be allow'd a reason- 
able Expence for the same out of the rent of the fishery 

And was leas'd to Roger Adams for six hundred and forty 
Dollars 

And he paid thirty two Dollars as earnest Money 

And Roger & Smith Adams gave their Note of hand 
payable the 15 th of September next for six hundred & eight 
Dollars' — » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of said Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, Senators and Representatives, being 
duly warned, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the first Day of April AD 

1805 The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was 

revis'd & read; the Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant 



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Governor, Senators and Counsellors were called for brought 
in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that the following 
Gentlemen had the number of Votes annex'd their several 
Names (Viz)*— > 



[387] 

For Governor*— * 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 71 Votes 

The Honb. James Sullivan Esq r had 77 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 1 

For Lieutenant Governor*— » 

His Honor Edward H. Robbins Esq r had 67 Votes 

The Honb. William Heath Esq r had 75 

William Leathe had — 1 

The Honb. James Sullivan Esq r had 1 

Samuel Dana Esq r had 1 

The Honb. William Eustis Esq r had 1 

For Senators & Counsellors*— » 

The Honb. Jonathan Maynard Esq r had 81 Votes 

Aaron Hill Esq r had 79 

William Hildreth Esq r had 78 

Samuel Dana Esq r had 81 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had 60 

Loammi Baldwin Esq r had 61 

Artemas Ward Esq r had 64 

Timothy Jackson Esq r had — 62 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the first Day of 
April AD 1805, by adjournment from the eighteenth Day 
of last March, & proceeded as follows (Viz)* — > 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the sixth 
Day of May next at four of the Clock in the Afternoon then 

to meet at this place And the Meeting was accordingly 

declared adjourn'd*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the eighth Day of 

April 1805 They appointed the following persons 

Engine men for the ensuing Year (Viz) 



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John Hunting John Tucker 

Richard Sanger Gilbert Nichols 

Joseph White Nath 1 Weld Jun r 

Aaron Dana Daniel Vila 

Tho 9 H. Bray Peter Davis 

John Robbins Daniel Robinson' 
Jonathan Alden 



[388] 

.Also, The Selectmen & Afsefsors agreed to have the Districts for 
the Surveyors of Highway as follows (Viz)*—* 

Nath ! Bemis's District To begin at Waltham Line, & come 
down on the Great-road as far as to include Eben r Stetson 
& Abner Craft, & all South of said Road, as far down the 
South road as to include Wiswall & Moore, & the Road by 
the House of Ezekiel Whitney Jun r as far as Francis 
Bright's Barn, & include Bemis's Lane (so called) 

Daniel Sangers District To begin on the Great-road oppo- 
site the House of Aaron Everett, & come down on said 
Great-road far as opposite Perry's Lane (so called) & 
include Hubbard Ruisell & Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney & the Road 
by their Houses, as far as to the Southwardly side of the 
Meeting-house hill (so called) & all the Roads South of said 
Road to Newton Line, & up the South Road far as opposite 
the House of Wiswall & Moore 

Joshua Coolidge's District To begin on the Great-road 
opposite Perrys Lane (so called) & continue on said Road to 
Cambridge Line, & the County road from the East School- 
house to Cambridge Line, & all the Roads South of said 
Road within the limits before described' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 15 th of April AD 
1805 They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town meeting 
(Viz)*-, 

Middlesex fs To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one 
Years of age, and resident in said Town for the space of one 
Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate within said 
Town of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate 
to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting 



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house in said Town on Monday the sixth Day of May 
next, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose 
of choosing a Representative to represent them at the 
General Court appointed to be convened and held at Bos- 
ton on the last Wednesday of May next* — > 



[389 | 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 
for said Meeting 

Given under our Hands and Seals, Dated at Watertown, 
the fifteenth Day of April, in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and five* — > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 

Middlesex fs: Watertown May 6 th 1805 In Obedience 

to the within Warrant I duly notified the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Watertown, qualified as therein exprefsed, to 
afsemble at the time & place & for the purpose within 
mentioned, by posting an attested Copy of this Warrant 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town two Sundays 
prior to said Meeting* — > 

Edward Lowd Constable for said Town*— » 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



April 22 d 1805 The Selectmen signed a Certificate for John 
Fowle to erect a Slaughter-house as follows (Viz)* — > 

We the Subscribers Selectmen of the Town of Watertown 
do hereby consent, and afsign that Cap 1 John Fowle may 
have a Slaughter-house erected one hundred feet from the 
back part of his Dwelling house (situated on the road 
leading from the Main-street in Watertown, to the Brick 
Yard) and sixty feet East from the Land of the Heirs of 
David Sanger Deceas'd, for the purpose of killing Creatures 

for Meat 

As you may see on file*— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the sixth Day of May AD 1805 for the 



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purpose of choosing a Representative to represent them 
in the General Court appointed to be convened & held at 

Boston on the last Wednesday of May Instant The 

Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read & revis'd — 
The Votes for a Representative were called for, brought in 
sorted & counted, & it appeared that there were One 

hundred & thirty nine Votes given in Eighty of which 

were for Jonas White And fifty nine for Nath 1 R. 

Whitney- 

And Jonas White was chosen*—! 



[390] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the sixth Day of 

May AD 1805 by Adjournment from the first Day of 

last April, & proceeded as follows 

It was voted to choose three Agents to prosecute or cause to 
be prosecuted to final Judgment & Execution any person 
or persons who have or shall violate the Law respecting the 
taking of fish called Shad & Alewives within the limits of 
the Town of Watertown*— * 

(Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
John Fowle 

It was voted to give the Agents aforesaid discretionary 
directions to make any compromise with any person or 
persons who have violated, or shall violate the Law re- 
specting the taking of Shad & Alewives within the limits of 
the Town of Watertown, & act any thing thereon as they 
shall judge will be for the Interest of the Town 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen on the 18 th of 
last March (Viz) 

Peter Brewer Tythingman — Joshua Coolidge Surveyor of 
Highways 

Peter Harrington & Amos Livermore Jun r Field-drivers 

Edward Lowd Clerk of the Market 1 — » 

Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 



It was voted to choose one person to be on the Committee 
to investigate the right of the Town near Treadeways 



368 Watertown Records. 

Bridge (so called) &c. instead of William Hunt Esq r 
Deceased, who was chosen one of said Committee on the 
seventh Day of last May 

Voted & chose Edmund Fowle for one of said Committee — 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote pafsed the eighteenth of 
last March in respect of having four Surveyors of High- 
ways, so far as that they will choose one other for the North 
West-district 

Voted & chose Peter Harrington Surveyor of Highways 

Voted to grant five hundred Dollars to support the poor the 
ensuing Year 

Voted to grant William Richardson in full of his Account 
for Stones to cover a Sluice six Dollars'— > 



[391] 

The Report of the Committee to examine the Town 
Treasurer's Accounts was read & it appeared as follows*— ■> 
That Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 

is charged with 9158,, 41 

And is credited by 8379,, 77 

Balance due the Town $778,, 64 

The above is a just & true statement of Treasurers Ac- 
counts to the 6 th Day of May 1805 as examined by the 
Subscribers a Committee to settle the same* — » 

John Fowle \ Comm j tte e 

Walter Hunnewell J 

It was voted to accept the Report of said Committee & 
order that it be recorded As you may see on file<— * 



It was voted that the Selectmen be directed to make any 
necefsary repairs to the West School-house, & the Middle 

School-house, & build a Necefsary 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the next Town- 
meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd<— » 

The Selectmen appointed Tyler Bigelow & Samuel Holt 
Jun r Engine-men 



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May 31" 1805 Amos Livermore Jun r was sworn in the 
Office of Afsefsor June 3 d Nath 1 Bemis Esq r was sworn into 
the Office of Surveyor of Highways And June 13 th Peter 
Harrington was sworn in as a Surveyor of Highways Before 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 5 th of August 
1805, They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him 
to pay the several persons hereafter named the several 
Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)<~-> 

To Thomas Clark Esq r in full of his Acc 1 for his ] 
Services to obtain a Writ of error respecting [ 
William Wellingtons road (so called) &c. J 20„ 38 

To Moses Warren Jun r in full for a pair of Shoes] 
for the Widow Green, & for House-rent for} 
Stephen Harris J 6,, 50 

To Samuel Holt in full for one Tierce, & cooper-) 

ing 4 for the Seines / 1„ 75 

To Thaddeus in full for setting Glafs in the\ 
School-houses, & in the Meeting-house J 3,, 77 

To Eben r Vose in full for a Coffin for Stephen) 

Harris / 4„50 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Jared) 

Carrell in full for repairing the Engine / 15„ — 

To Isaac Dana in full for Boards to repair) 
Ministerial house & fence / 17„ 36 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Thaddeus) 
Cole, Edmund Trowbridge Jun r & Samuel Cook> 
for repairing Ministerial house & fence J 83,, 11 

To John Fowle in full of his Acc 1 for Supplies) 
delivered Stephen Harris &c / 58„ 79 

To Isaac Dana in full for Plank to repair the) 

Bridge J 1„ 29 



[392] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in said Town on Monday the second Day of 
September AD 1805, They approbated the persons here- 



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For Innholders \ Samuel Harrington 
Peter Davis 
Eliakim Morse 



James Robbins 
John Fowle 



John George 
Moses White 
For Retailers \ Jeremiah Fowle 



Daniel Jackson 
John Merchant 
Asa Stone 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the seventh Day of 
October AD 1805, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— > 

To William Thompson in full of his Acc 1 for) 

Lead to repair the Meeting house in 1802 J 20„ — 

To Charles Bond in full of his Acc* for his) 



To Moses Coolidge in full of a balance due him) 

on his Ace* as Guardian of Nath 1 Harris j 50„ 16 

To Isaac Dana in full for finding Timber, &) 
ground-selling the Ministerial Barn / 9„ 5 



November 4 th AD 1805 The Selectmen signed the following 
Certificate 

We the Subscribers Selectmen of said Town, having view'd 
the Line from Doctor Eliakim Morse's New Dwelling 
house to Newton Line, by his request, and as he will have 
several of his Trees stand in the Road by his proposed 
alteration, we do approve of his having his Trees stand & 
remain for his own benefit & disposal 

As you may see on file*— » 




Services attending Court's &c 



$98,, 74 




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[393] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the second Day of 
December AD 1805, They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay the several persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)<— - > 

To Cornelius Lenox for boarding Jude Francis] 
from the 15 th of August to the 10 th of lastf 
October eight Weeks @ $l„ 25 $ Week J 10„ — 

To Charles Bond in full of his Acc fc for the) 
Engine-waggon J 58„ 94 

To Ditto for Cash paid for summoning Wit-] 
nefses to attend at the Supreme Judicial > 
Court J 3„ — 

To Luda Harris in full for making four pair of 

Shoes, for Green, Ruth Maddox, 

Mary Learned & Spencer Godding j 5„ 67 

To William Richardson in full for Stones to] 
cover a Sluice at the Northerly side of thef 
Meeting house hill (so called) J 

To Edmund Trowbridge Jun r in full for Labor) 
at the Creek-bridge, & the School-houses — J 

To Ditto in full for setting up Guard-posts at) 
the Ministerial house J 

To Nath 1 Weld in full for Expences in letting) 
the fishery on the 25 th Day of last March — J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Samuel 
W. Warren in full for making a fence at the 
Burying Yard 



To Ditto for Cash paid Eben r Vose in full of 
two Accounts 

To Ditto for Cash paid Cuff Reed for board-) 
ing Jude Francis one Week / 

To Ditto for Cash paid Israel Porter for) 
Agents & Witnefses expences / 

To John Fowle in full of his Acc* to this Day 



6„ 



26„ 87 



2„ - 



9„ 



31„ 



77 H 



1„ 25 

16„ 96 
32„ 39 



December 16 th 1805 The Sele&men approbated Calvin 
Brooks to receive Licence as an Innholder for the ensuing 
Year (instead of Peter Davis 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the sixth Day of 
January AD 1806 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Paul Learned in full of his Ace* for his] 
Service at the funerals of Stephen Harris, his [ 
Wife & Son, & Rachel Goddard j 12„ — 

To Eben r Bridge Esq r Treasurer for the) 

County of Middlesex in full of a Tax for 1805/ 165,, 47 

To Josiah Learned in full of his Acc* for) 

twelve Cedar posts for the Burying Yard — / 9„ — 



$186,, 47 



[394] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the twenty fifth Day of 
January AD 1806, there was a Petition to the Selectmen 
from Moses Coolidge & fourteen other Freeholders & 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, for a Town-meeting 
on the first Monday in February next, And the Selectmen 
ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz) > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings (Viz) 
Such as pay to one single Tax, besides the Poll, or Polls, a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the third Day of February next, at two of the 
Clock in the Afternoon, to act on the following Articles 
(Viz)*-, 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will appoint an Agent, or Agents, to 
appear at any Court with power of substitution, and to 
approve or disapprove of any alterations made or proposed 
to be made in the Great-road leading through the Town of 
Watertown, or to act any thing thereon they may think 
best 



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3 d To know if the Town will pay the Execution against 
Abigail Goddard in favor of Maj r Daniel Jackson, and act 
any thing thereon 

4 th To know if the Town will pay Isaac Dana's Account for 
removing the Ministerial-barn, and act any thing thereon — 

5 th To know if the Town will consent that the Cotton manu- 
factory of Jeduthun Fuller & others shall be exempt from 
taxation 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands and Seals at 

Watertown the twenty fifth Day of January in the Year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six' — , 

Xath 1 R. Whitney] 
Charles Bond I Selectmen 
Edmund Fowle f for 
Josiah Learned j Watertown 



[395] 

Middlesex fs: Watertown Feb ry 3 d 1806 Pursuant to the 
within Warrant I have duly notified the Inhabitants of said 
Watertown to meet and afsemble at the time & place & 
for the purpose within mentioned — by posting an attested 
Copy of this Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting 1 — > 

Edw d Lowd Constable' — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 

Monday the third Day of February AD 1806 for the 

purpose of transacting the businefs as set forth in the 
Warrant for said Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz) 

1 st Voted 6c chose Xath 1 Bemis Esq r Moderator 

2 d Article, Voted to dismifs 

3 d Article, Voted to dismifs 

4 :h Article, Voted to dismifs 

5 th Article, The request was withdrawn 

Voted to difsolve this Meeting 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared difsolv'd*— > 



374 



Watertown Records. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the third Day of 

February AD 1806 They signed an Order on the 

Treasurer directing him to pay the several persons here- 
after named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)<— > 

To Charles Whitney in full of his Account for] 
work, & carting Stones for laying steps at the[ 
doors of the Meeting house J 2„ 25 

To Charles Bond in full of his Acc* for Cash paidl 

for Lumber &c. for repairing School-house &c — J 47„ 44 

To Jacob Watson in full of his Acc 1 for support-) 

ing Samuel Jennison in Goal* 13„ — 



$62,, 69 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 24 th Day of 
February AD 1806, They ifsued the following Warrant for 
a Town meeting (Viz)* — , 



[396] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the tenth Day of March next at ten of 
the Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following Articles 
(Viz) 

l et To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March & April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 



^Editorial Note — probably meant "Gaol' 



Watertown Records. 375 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat's Cattle shall run at 
large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year and 
grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 
thereon 

7 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 
thereon 

8 th To hear the Accounts of those persons the Town is in- 
debted to, & grant Money to pay the same, & act any 
thing thereon 

9 th To hear the report of any Committee's & act any thing 
thereon 

10 th To choose Agents to lease the fishery the ensuing Year, & 
act any thing thereon 

11 th To know if the Town will choose an Agent, or Agents to 
appear before any Court or Courts to defend the Town, in 
any Action, or Actions depending, & act any thing thereon — 

12 th To know if the Town will grant, & supply the Rev d Richard 
R. Eliot with a certain quantity of Wood the ensuing Year, 
& act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will hear the request of any person, or 
persons respecting the discontinuance of the Bemis Lane 
(so called) & act any thing thereon 

14 th To know if the Town will abate any delinquencies of High- 
way Taxes that are afses'd in the Town Taxes, & act any 
thing thereon*— > 



[397] 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 
tenth Day of March next at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer & 
Register 

Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 

third Day of March next at six of the Clock PM. Hereof 

fail not and make return of this Warrant, and your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed for 

said Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals at 

Watertown the twenty fourth Day of February in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six<— 



Watertown Records. 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Charles Bond 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' 



Middlesex fs: Watertown March 10 th 1806 Pursuant 

to the within Warrant I have notified the Inhabitants of 
said Town, qualified as therein exprefsed, to meet at the 
time and place and for the purposes within mentioned, by 
posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public 
Meeting-house two Sundays prior to said Meeting*— > 

Daniel Cornwall, Constable*— > 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the third Day of 
March AD 1806, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— * 



To Edmund Fowle in full of a balance on his 
Acc 1 for attending Court as an evidence in the 
case of Shirley & Watertown &c. 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid for 2 Loads) 
of Wood delivered the West School j 



34„ 65 



11„ 33 



To ditto for Cash paid 
delivered Middle school - 



for 2 Loads of Woodl 



To ditto in full for Plank 
Sundries del d poor &c. 



for Creek-bridge/ 



7„ 85 



125,, 36 



To Luke Bemis & others a Committee for the] 
West School in full for said district's proportion \ 
for the Year 1805 j 250,, — 



[398] 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney & others a Committee for 
the Middle school in full for said district's pro- 
portion for the Year 1805 



To Thomas Clark Esq r & others a Committee) 
for the East School in full for said district's pro-f 
portion for the Year 1805 j 



250„ 



250,, 



Watertown Records. 377 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Samuel) 

Hull for Timber for the Creek-bridge J 5„ — - 

To ditto for Cash paid Edmund Fowle, for Cash] 
he paid Cook & Ayres for 2000 feet Boards for> 
Burying Yard fence j 32,, — 

To ditto for Cash paid Willet & Bullard fori 

Timber &c. for a Bridge j 8„ 50 

To ditto for Cash paid Samuel W. Warren fori 

Labor at the Burying Yard fence / 31 „ — 

To ditto for Cash paid Eben r Perry & Samuel) 

Nye for laying Wall at the Burying Yard J 7„ 58 

To ditto for Cash paid Josiah Mason Jun r for) 

Plank to cover the Creek-bridge J 41 „ 94 

To ditto for Cash paid Peter Slater for a rope, for) 

the Well at the Alms-house j 3„ 8 

To Daniel Cornwall in full of his Acc t8 for shav-) 

ing Stephen Harris, & his Sons Nath 1 & Stephen j 9„ 13 

To Walter Hunnewell in full of his Ace* for) 
Medicines & attendance on the poor to this Day] 37„ — 

To Cook & Ayres in full for Boards & Clap-) 

boards for the School-houses / 10„ 79 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the tenth Day of March AD 1806 — for the purpose 
of transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)*— 

Voted & chose Nath 1 Bemis Esq r Moderator 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, and he was 

sworn into said Office, before Nath 1 Bemis Esq r 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 



Voted & chose for 
Selectmen 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark Esq r 
Charles Bond & was 

his request 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 
Amos Livermore Jun r 



excus'd by 



Watertown Records. 




Voted & chose for f Daniel Coolidge 
Constables \Josiah Learned 



Josiah Learned inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 

Daniel Cornwall to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Josiah Learned from serving as Con- 
stable 

Voted & chose Daniel Cornwall Constable in his stead 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting until half past two of the 

Clock this Afternoon, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*-— » 

Daniel Cornwall was sworn into the Office of Constable, 
before, Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk — 



In the Afternoon of the tenth Day of March AD 1806 The 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote in the Choice of Representatives 
being duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, for the purpose of giving in 
their Votes for a County Treasurer & Register 

The Votes for a County Treasurer were called for, brought 
in sorted & counted, & it appeared that the Honb. Eben r 

Bridge Esq r had forty eight Votes 

Voted & chose Nath 1 Bemis Esq r & Nath 1 R. Whitney to 

receive, count & sort the Votes for a County Register 

The Votes for a County Register were called for, brought 
in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that Samuel Bartlet 

Esq r had fifty seven Votes Then the Meeting was 

open'd by adjournment from the Forenoon & proceeded 
as follows* — » 



Luke Bemis 
Francis Bright 



Voted & chose for 
Fenceviewers 



Adam Brown 
John Fowle 



David Livermore 



Voted & chose for JMoses Warren Jun r 
Tythingmen \ Thomas Dana 



Watertown Records, 379 

Voted to choose four Surveyors of Highways' — > 

f Adam Brown 
Voted & chose for Surveyors J Josiah Learned 
of Highways* — > Amos Livermore 

[Francis Bright 



[400 



Voted & chose for 
Field-drivers' — » 



Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves 



Peter Harrington 

Nath 1 Weld 

Israel Whitney 

Moses Coolidge & was excus'd 

by his requests-* 
Daniel Coolidge 
Peter Clark 

Phinehas Sanderson 

Elisha W. Dana 

Nath 1 Bright, & was excus'd 

by his request^-* 
Joseph Bird 
Nath 1 Harrington 
Lot Alden 
Jonas Smith 



Voted & chose for Clerks r John George 
of the Markets— > \Edward Lowd 

Voted & chose for Cullers 'Samuel Holt 



\Abner Craft 

flsaac Dana 
\ Willi am Bond 

[Nath 1 Bemis Esq r 
John Fowle 
Amos Bond Esq r 
Nath 1 Weld 
Luke Bemis 

Charles Bond & was excus'd 

by his request 
Moses Coolidge 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound keeper 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint a Sexton & 

agree with him for his Services 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to procure two new 
Ploughs 



of Hoops & Staves' — > 

Voted & chose for Sur- 
veyors of Timber*— > 



Voted & chose for 
Firewards' — » 



380 Watertown Records. 

Voted that Swine, Horses, & Neat Cattle shall not run at 
large the ensuing Year 

Voted to grant nine hundred Dollars for support of the 
Schools the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Money granted for the support of Schools be 
equally divided between the three Schools as it was the last 
Year 

Voted to postpone granting Money for support of the poor 
to the Adjournnment of this Meeting 



[401] 

Voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the Highways, & 

the same price for Labor as it was iast Year 

Voted that a Horse & Cart be allowed half the price of a 
good Team' — > 

Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his) 

Acc 1 for his Service as an Afsefsor last Year — / 19„ 50 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for his Service as) 

Treas r last Year / 40„ — 

To Amos Livermore Jun r in full for his Service) 

as an Afsefsor last Y r / 19„ 50 

To Charles Bond in full for ditto 19„ 50 

Voted & chose for Agents to f Moses Coolidge 
lease the fishery* — > (Nath 1 R. Whitney 

11 th Voted to choose three Agents to appear before any Court 
or Courts to defend the Town in any Action or Actions 
depending & that they be vested with the same power as 
the Agents were, that were chosen on the 18 th Day of 
March AD 1805' — , 

(Amos Bond Esq 1 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 



J3V 1 ' 

i Charles Bond 



12 th Voted to grant the Rev d Richard R. Eliot twelve cords of 
Wood the ensuing Year 

Voted that Nath 1 R. Whitney be directed to procure said 
Wood 

13 th Voted to choose a Committee to hear the request of any 
person, or persons respecting the discontinuance of the 
Bemis Lane (so called) & make report to the Town at the 
adjournment of this Meetings 



Watertown Records. 



381 



f Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for said ] Charles Bond 
Committee [Edmund Fowle 



14 th Article — Referred to the Afsefsors & Surveyors of Highways, 
for the Year in which they were afsefsed in the Highway 
Tax, and that those persons who have not been warn'd to 
work out their Highway Taxes, may have an opportunity 

to work them out under the direction of the Afsefsors 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to procure Blanks for 
the Surveyors of Highway to fill up each persons Tax, & 

that they be given to every person so afsefs'd 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nath 1 Weld 

Innholder in said Town, at six of the Clock this Evening 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — > 



The Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the tenth of 
March AD 1806 by adjournment from the Meeting-house 
this Day, proceeded as follows 

The collection of the East List of State, County, Town & 
Ministers Taxes for the ensuing Year, were put up, under 
the same restrictions as they were the last Year, & the 
Collector to give bonds at April Meeting, and was struck of 

to Moses Chenery for two Cents & an half Dollar 

The collection of the West List of ditto were put up under 
the same restrictions, & struck of to Samuel Cook for two 

Cents & three fourths $ Dollar 

Then the Hay scales were put up at Auction for the ensuing 
Year, & were struck of to Nath 1 R. Whitney for forty 
Dollars 

The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of Water- 
town was put up at Auction for the ensuing Year, & was 
struck of to Charles Bond for four Dollars & fifty Cents*—* 

Voted & chose for Collectors [Moses Chenery 



Daniel Coolidge inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 

Edward Lowd to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Daniel Coolidge from serving as Constable 
Voted & chose Edward Lowd Constable, & he was sworn 
into said Office, before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in April 
next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to meet at 

the Public Meeting house in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 



[402] 



of Taxes' — > 




Watertown Records. 



Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen this Day (Viz) 
Nath 1 R. Whitney & Charles Bond Afsefsors, before Nath 1 
Bemis Esq r 

Luke Bemis, Francis Bright, Adam Brown & John Fowle 
Fence viewers 

Adam Brown, Josiah Learned, & Francis Bright Surveyors 
of Highways 

Nath 1 Weld, Israel Whitney, Daniel Coolidge, & Peter 

Clark Field-drivers Phinehas Sanderson, Elisha W. 

Dana, Joseph Bird, Nath 1 Harrington & Jonas Smith, 

Hogreeves 

Edward Lowd Clerk of the Market Isaac Dana & 

William Bond Surveyors of Timber, Before, Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Clerk<— > 



[403] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown, on the 25 th Day of March AD 
1806, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of twenty 
one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold Estate 
within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of three 
Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the 
seventh Day of April next, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, and Senators and Counsellors, agreeable to the 

Constitution of said Commonwealth Hereof fail not 

&c. 

You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town of Watertown, 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) Such as 
pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum 
equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsem- 
ble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday 
the seventh Day of April next at four of the Clock in the 
Afternoon, to act on the following Articles (Viz)' — » 



JVatertown Records. 



383 



l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose an Agent, or Agents to 
prosecute, or cause to be prosecuted to final Judgment & 
Execution any person, or persons who have or shall violate 
the Law respecting the taking of fish called Shad & Ale- 
wives within the limits of the Town of Watertown, & act 

any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will accept of the List of Jurors pre- 
pared by the Selectmen, & agree on the mode of calling 
Meetings in future for the appointment of Jurors, & act 
any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meetings' — » 



[404] 

Given under our Hands and Seals, Dated at Watertown the 
twenty fifth Day of March in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and six* — > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 
Amos Livermore Jun r 

Middlesex fs: Watertown April 7 th 1806- 

Pursuant to the above Warrant I have duly notified the 
Inhabitants of said W T atertown qualified as above exprefsed 
to meet & afsemble at the times & place & for the purposes 

above mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this 

Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said Town two 
Sundays prior to said Meeting* — > 

Edw d Lowd Constable*— > 

The Agents of the Town of Watertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in W 7 atertown, W 7 eston & 
Waltham agreable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d AD 1798, empowering the Town's of W 7 atertown, 
W^eston & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Town's met at the House 
of Nath 1 Weld Innholder in said Town, on Monday the 
31 8t Day of March AD 1806, at two of the Clock in the 

Afternoon The Agents of Weston & Waltham not being 

present, the Agents of Watertown proceeded as follows 
(Viz) 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



384 



Watertown Records. 



1 st Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

2 d Agreed to adjourn this Meeting to seven of the Clock this 
Evening then to meet at this place 

The Agents aforesaid met at the time & place aforemen- 
tioned by adjournment, & proceeded as follows 

They agreed to lease all the privilege & right of taking the 
fish called Shad & Alewives in Charles River within the 
limits of Watertown the ensuing Year, on the following 
Conditions (Viz) 



[405] 



The privilege of taking the fish called Shad and Alewives 
within the limits before described three Days in each Week 
and no more, to the highest bidder, he or they giving 
Security for the payment to the acceptance of the Agents — 
five Cent to be paid down as earnest Money — And the 
residue to be paid on the fifteenth Day of September next — 
And the purchaser to have the privilege of improving the 
Seines that the Town now have. — And was leas'd to Roger 
Adams for six hundred Dollars — And he paid thirty 
Dollars as earnest Money — And Roger & Smith Adams gave 
their Note for five hundred & seventy Dollars, payable the 
fifteenth of September next*-— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of this Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor Counsellors and Senators being duly 
warned, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the Seventh Day of April AD 

1806 The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was 

revis'd & read, the Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, Senators and Counsellors were called for brought 
in sorted & counted, & it appeared that the following per- 
sons had the number of Votes annex'd their several Names 
(Viz) 



For Governor, 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had 64 Votes 

The Honb. James Sullivan Esq r had 100 

The Honb. Elbridge Gerry Esq r had 1 

Joseph Rufsell had 1 



Watertown Records. 



385 



For Lieutenant Governor 

His Honor Edward H. Robbins Esq 1 " had 46 Votes 



Jonathan Mavnard Esq r had 96 

William Hildreth Esq r had 96 

Samuel Dana Esq r had 96 

Timothy Bigelow Esq r had 52 

Artemas Ward Esq r had 52 

Timothy Jackson Esq 1 " had 52 

Ebenezer Bridge Esq 1 " had 51 

Josiah Bartlet Esq r had 1 



Then the Meeting was open'd for the purposes specified in 

the Warrant for the Meeting aforesaid Voted & chose 

Nath 1 Bemis Esq 1 " Moderator 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in May 

next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, at this place 

And was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the seventh Day 

of April AD 1806 by adjournment from the tenth Day 

of last March proceeded as follows 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in May 
next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to meet 
at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the twenty first Day 

of April AD 1806 They appointed the following persons 

Engine men for the ensuing Year (Viz) 



The Honb. Wm Heath Esq r had 



100 
1 
1 
1 
1 



The Honb. David Cobb Esq r had 

John George had 

William Leathe had 

Jonathan Child had 



[406] 




96 Votes 



386 



Watertown Records. 



John Tucker 
Gilbert Nichols 
Nath 1 Weld Jun r 
Daniel Vila 
John Hunting 
Richard Sanger 
Joseph White 



Tyler Bigelow 
Tho 9 H. Bray 
John Robbins 
Jonathan Alden 



Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r 
Samuel M. Holt 
Jefse Fisher*— > 



Aaron Dana 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting > 



Middlesex fs: To M r Daniel Cornwall one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age and resident in said Town for the space of one Year 
next preceding, having a freehold Estate within said Town 
of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate to the 
value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town, on Monday the fifth day of May next, at 
two of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of choos- 
ing a Representative to represent them at the General 
Court appointed to be convened and held at Boston on the 
last Wednesday of May next Hereof fail not &c. 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town qualified by 
Law to vote in Town meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the fifth 
Day of May next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, 
to act on the following Articles (Viz) 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will consent that the Cotton mills & 

Manufactories in the Town of Watertown may be exempt 

from Taxes, for the term of seven Years, & act any thing 

thereon — 

3 d To know if the Town will hear the request of Maj r Daniel 

Jackson, & act any thing thereon 



[407] 



Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 



Watertown Records. 



387 



for said Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals, 

dated at Watertown the twenty first Day of April in the 
Year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and six*— » 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 
Amos Livermore Jun r 



Selectmen 
for Watertown 



[408] 

Middlesex fs: Watertown May 5 th 1806 Pursuant to the 
within Warrant I have notified the Inhabitants of said 
Town, qualified as therein exprefsed, to meet at the times 
and place and for the purposes within mentioned, by post- 
ing an attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting*—* 

Daniel Cornwall Constable*— » 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified, by the 
Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives, being 
duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the fifth Day of May AD 
1806, for the purpose of choosing a Representative to 
represent them in the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened & held at Boston on the last Wednesday of May 

Instant The Selectmen presiding the list of Voters was 

read & revis'd The Votes for a Representative were 

called for brought in sorted & counted & it appeared that 

there were One hundred & seventeen Votes given in 

Eighty six of which were for Jonas White Twenty two 

for Nath 1 Bemis Esq r And Nine for Nath 1 R. Whitney 

And Jonas White was chosen *— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
fifth Day of May AD 1806, for the purpose of transacting 
the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting 
proceeded as follows (Viz) 

l 8t Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d The Orders from the Legislature of this Commonwealth 
on the Petitions of Seth Bemis, & Jeduthun Fuller, Joseph 



Watertown Records. 



Peirce, Enoch Wiswall, Jonas Wood & Uriah Moore's 
praying to have their Cotton Mills & Manufactories exempt 

from Taxes for the term of seven Years It was voted to 

dismifs the Article and that it be left discretionary with the 
Legislature respecting said Cotton Mills & Manufactories 
being exempt from Taxes for the term of seven Years. 

Article, Voted to dismifs' — » 



[409] 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the fifth day of 
May AD 1806, by adjournment from the seventh day of 
last April proceeded as follows 

Voted to choose three Agents to prosecute, or cause to be 
prosecuted to final Judgment & Execution, any person, or 
persons, who have or shall violate the Law respecting the 
taking of fish called Shad & Alewives within the limits of 
the Town of Watertown^-i 

(Moses Coolidge 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Edmund Fowle 

It was voted to give the Agents aforesaid discretionary di- 
rections to make any compromise with any person, or 
persons who have violated, or shall violate said Law, & act 
any thing thereon, as they shall judge will be for the 
Interest of the Town 

It was voted to accept the List of Jurors presented by the 
Selectmen 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to select the Jurors, & 
put their Names into each box agreable to Law 

Voted that the Constables be directed to warn their Meet- 
ings in future for the appointment of Jurors, in the same 
way as has heretofore been practised in this Town 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fifth day of 
May AD 1806 (by adjournment from the tenth day of last 
March, thence) by adjournment from the seventh day of 
last April, proceeded as follows 



Watertown Records. 389 

Peter Harrington was sworn into the Office of Field driver, 
before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerks 

It was voted to grant five hundred Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year 

The report of the Committee to examine the Town Treas- 
urers Accounts was read, and is as follows, 
That Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer is charg'd 

with 6171,, 17 

And is credited by 5690,, 90 



Balance due the Town $480,, 27 

The above is a just & true statement of the Treasurers 
Accounts to the 5 th day of May 1806, as examined by the 
Subscribers a Committee to settle the same— s 



Thomas Clark 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 
Amos Livermore Jun 1 



Committee*— * 



13 th Article, Voted to dismifs* 



[410] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the second day of 

June AD 1806" They signed an Order on the Treasurer 

directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Gershoml 

Hyde for two Ploughs for the Town's use J 9„ — 

To Francis Faulkner in full of his Acc 1 for his] 
Service as an evidence in the Action Shirley vsf 
Watertown J 4„ 68 

To Moses Coolidge in full for summoning Wit-1 

nefses & attending Court at Concord six days — / 9„ — 

To Samuel W. Warren in full of his Ace* for] 
Materials & Labor in repairing the Well at the> 
Poor house j 17„ 71 

To Paul Learned in full for his Service as Sextonl 

last Year J 26„ — 



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To Ditto in full for his Service at the Funeral) 

of Nath 1 Wagner J 3,, — 

To Ditto in full for bags for the Palls 2„ — 

To Adam Brown in full for services in repairing) 

the Wall at the Burying Yard j 6„ 75 

To Edmund Fowle in full for fencing stuff, fenc-1 

ing & ploughing the Garden, at the Poor house/ 4„ 50 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the seventh Day of 
July AD 1806, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annexed their Names (Viz)<— > 

To Jonathan Bird in full of his Acc* for enter-) 
taining the Committee on Roads in Decembers 
last j 

To Joseph Bird in full of his Acc* for Shares, &) 
Irons for two Ploughs / 

To Tyler Bigelow for Cash paid Timothy Bige-j 
low for arguing the cause Watertown against > 
Amasa Williams 



To Ditto for his Service at Worcester on Acc e ofl 
John Warren & Family j 

To Joel Howe, John K. Coolidge, Nath 1 Stone, 
James Stone, Ezekiel Whitney, Stephen Locke, 
& Samuel White Jun r for their travel & attend- 
ance at Concord Court in March last as Wit- 
nefses in the Action Watertown against Amasa 
Williams $4, ,75 each 



11„ 87 
23„ 50 

10„ - 



5„ 



[411] 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the first 

day of September AD 1806 They approbated the 

persons hereafter named to receive Licence for the ensuing 
Year (Viz) 



Nathaniel Weld 
Samuel Harrington 
Calvin Brooks 
Samuel Bird 
Mark Vose 



Innholders*— 



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391 



James Robbins 
John Fowle 
John George 
Jeremiah Fowle 
John Merchant 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Aaron Sanger 



Retailers*— ^ 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nathaniel 

Weld on the twentieth day of October AD 1806 They 

ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)«— ■ » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, duly 
qualified to vote for Representatives, in the General Court 
of said Commonwealth (Viz) the male Inhabitants of said 
Town being twenty one Years of age, and resident in said 
Town for the space of one Year next preceding, having 
a freehold Estate within said Town of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds to 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the third day of November next, being the first 
Monday in said Month, at three of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to give in their Votes for a Representative of the 
People of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United 

States for the Middlesex-district Hereof fail not and 

make return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to 
the Selectmen before the time appointed for said Meeting, 
Given under our Hands and Seals, Dated at Watertown 
the twentieth Day of October in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and six* — > 



Middlesex fs: Watertown Nov r 3 d 1806 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I duly notified the In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified as therein 
exprefsed to afsemble at the time & place, and for the 
purpose within mentioned, by posting an attested Copy of 




Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



[412] 



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the within Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting*— > 

Edw d Lowd Constable for Watertown*—* 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown duly qualified by 
Law to vote for Representatives in the General Court of 
this Commonwealth, being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
third day of November, being the first Monday in said 
Month AD 1806, to give in their Votes for a Representative 
of the People of said Commonwealth, in the Congrefs of 
the United States for the Middlesex-district 

The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read & 
revis'd the Votes for a Representative were called for 
brought in, sorted and counted, & were as follows*— » 

For Hon. Joseph B. Varnum Esq r thirty three Votes 

Eben r Bridge Esq r nine Votes 

Jonas Wood one Vote*— * 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder on Monday the first day of December AD 1806 — 
They signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay 
the several persons hereafter named the several Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz) 

To Daniel Vila in full for supporting Josiah) 

Leavitt mending his Clothes &c. to this day — / 8„ — 

To Daniel Coolidge & Edward Lowd in full of] 
their Acc 1 for repairing Bridges to last Septem-J- 
ber J 37„ 12 

To Ditto in full for repairing string pieces, &1 

planking the Great-bridge j 79„ 50 



[413] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the fifth day of 

January AD 1807 They appointed the following persons 

Engine men for the ensuing Year (Viz)< — > 



John Tucker 
Gilbert Nichols 
Nath 1 Weld Jun r 
Daniel Vila 



Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r 
Samuel M. Holt 
Jefse Fisher 
John L. White 



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393 



John Hunting Josiah White 

Richard Sanger Jonathan Bright 

Joseph White Samuel Bright 

Aaron Dana Elisha W. Dana 

Tyler Bigelow Charles Craft 

Tho 8 H. Bray James B. Whitney 

Jonathan Robbins 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 Weld 

on Monday the twenty third day of February AD 1807 

They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting 
(Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd Constable of the Town 
of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said 
Town on Monday the ninth day of March next at ten of the 
Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following Articles — 
(Viz).-, 

l et To choose a Moderator for said Meeting- 



2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March, & April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Ser vi ces 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat's Cattle shall run at 

large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 

thereon' — » 



[414] 

7 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 

thereon 

8 th To hear the Accounts of those persons the Town is indebted 

to, & grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing 

thereon 



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9 th To hear the report of any Committee's & act any thing 
thereon 

10 th To choose Agents to lease the fishery the ensuing Year, & 
act any thing thereon 

11 th To know if the Town will grant, & supply the Rev d Richard 
R. Eliot with a certain quantity of Wood the ensuing Year, 
& act any thing thereon 

12 th To know if the Town will repair the Hay scales, & erect a 
Covering for the same, & act any thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear before 
any Committee, or Court to oppose the laying out of a 
Road through Watertown, petitioned for by William 
Wellington & others 

14 th To know if the Town will make sale of a piece of Land 
(lying common,) adjoining Land of Edmund Fowle & 
Hubbard Rufsell, & act any thing thereon 

15 th To know if the Town will grant Money to repair the Great- 
bridge, & act any thing thereon 



Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
ninth day of March next at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 



Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 

second day of March next at six of the Clock PM. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meetings 



Given under our Hands and Seals at W r atertown the twenty 
third day of February, in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and seven' — > 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 
Amos Livermore Jun r 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



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395 



[415] 

Middlesex fs: Watertown March 9 th 1807 Pursuant to this 
Warrant I have duly notified and warned the Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of said Town of Watertown qualified 
as therein exprefsed to meet and afsemble at the time & 
place & for the purpose within mentioned, by posting an 
attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting*— > 

Edw d Lowd Constable for Watertown*— ^ 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nath 1 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the sixth day of 

March AD 1807 They signed an Order on the Treasurer 

directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)*— > 

To Charles Bond in full of his Acc* 11„ 65 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Edmund 
Fowle, for Cash he paid the Selectmen of Wor- 
cester, for the support of John Warren's Wife & 
Children 



To Edmund Fowle in full for two Journeys to 
Worcester to settle with the Selectmen of Wor- 
cester, & for expences in bringing John Warren's 
Wife & Children to Watertown 



89„ 68 



22„ 



To Isaac Dana in full of his Acc 1 for Nath'l 
Wagner's Coffin &c. j 7„ 60 

To Jonas Wood in full of his Ace* for Meal del d l 

the poor &c. j 9„ 27 

To John Fowle in full of his Acc 1 for supplies! 

del d the poor j 26,, 98 

To Thomas Clark in full of his Ace* for his) 

Service as an Agent &c- / 13„ 50 

To Stephen Cook in full of his Ace* for Meal &c.) 

for the poor J 21„ 52 

To Josiah Learned in full of his Ace* 29„ 75 

To Samuel Wellington in full of his Acc' 18„ — 

To Whitney & Cook in full for laying steps, &1 
pointing the Underpinning &c. at the Meeting^ 
house j 8„ — 

To John Meacham in full of his Ace* „ 50 



396 Watertown Records. 

To John Tucker in full of his Acc* for painting) 

Herse &c. j 3„ — 

To Walter Hunnewell in full for Medicine &1 
attendance on the poor J 28„ — 

To Amos Livermore Jun r in full for supporting] 
Nath 1 Wagner in his last Sicknefs & for funeral [ 
expences J 15„ 25 

To Thaddeus Cole in full for setting Glafs in the] 
Meeting house School-house & painting fence at \ 
the Burying Yard &c. J 49„ 22 

To Luda Harris in full for Shoes for the poor — 8„ 72 

To Moses Coolidge in full for his Services 8,, 75 

To Eben r Bridge County Treas r in full of a) 

County Tax in 1806 J 182„ 4 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for sundries del d Jon a ) 

Tower in his last Sicknefs & Funeral Expences/ 27, , 82 

[416] 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Cash paid Cook &1 

Ayres for Plank to cover the Great-bridge / 179,, 72 

To Ditto for Cash paid Israel Porter for Select-) 

mens expences J 5,, 91 

To Ditto for Cash paid Wiley & Adams for) 

taking Plank from raft J 2„ 67 

To Ditto for Cash paid Benj a Gardner for afsist-1 

ing in watching & taking care of Nath 1 Harris — J 2„ — 

To Ditto for Cash paid Elijah Norcrofs for) 

rafting Plank j 10, , — 

To Ditto for Cash paid John Stimpson in full) 

of his Acc 1 j 17„ — 

To Ditto in full of his Acc fc for supplies del d ) 

poor &c. to this day J 37 1„ 11 

To Ditto in full of his Ace* for services &c. 28, , 58 

To Catha Marshall for supporting Bez 1 Learned) 
& Wife from 1 st May 1806 @ $50— a Year j 



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397 



To Cornelius Lenox for supporting Jude Laffan'sl 

Child from 10 th October, Weeks @ $1„ 25 

|l Week J 

To Caty Harris for supporting Nath 1 Harris) 
from 27 th of last November @ $2„— fl Week —J 

To Nath| Weld in full of his Ace 1 for Selectmen) 

& Committee's expence j 51 „ 79 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the ninth day of March AD 1807, for the purpose 
of transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)< — > 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator- 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. W 7 hitney Town Clerk 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 

Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Office of Town 
Clerk, before Amos Bond Esq r Moderatoi 



[Amos Bond Esq r 
Thomas Clark Esq r 
Voted & chose for Selectmen < Jonas White 

Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 

Voted, That the thanks of the Town be return'd to the 
Selectmen Ex Officio, for their Services rendered last 
Year^-> 

[Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for Afsefsors \ Jonathan Stone 

[Thomas Clark Esq r 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to half past two of the 

Clock this Afternoon, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd' — » 



[417] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in the choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the ninth day of March AD 1807, for the 
purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer.*— > 



398 



Watertown Records. 



The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer 
were called for, brought in sorted & counted, & it appeared 
that, John L. Tuttle had forty five Votes' — > 

Eben r Bridge Esq r thirty eight Votes' — » 

Then the Meeting was open'd by Adjournment from the 
Forenoon & proceeded as follows' — > 



Voted & chose for 
Constables 



Voted & chose for 
Fence viewers' — > 



Voted & chose for 
Tythingmen' — > 



Joseph Bright 
John George 

David Livermore 
Nath 1 Weld 

Adam Brown, & was excus'd 
Elisha Livermore 
John Fowle 
Daniel Sanger 

Tyler Bigelow 
Levi Thaxter 



It was voted to choose five Surveyors of Highways'—^ 



Voted& chose for 
Surveyors of 
Highways' — » 



Daniel Bond 
Daniel Coolidge 

Amos Livermore \ for the 
David Livermore /Northeast district 
Leonard Bond & was excus'd 
Nath 1 Bright 



It was voted to reconsider the Vote respecting the choice of 
five Surveyors of Highways, so far as to choose one other, 
for the South east-district, in addition to the five already 
chosen 

Voted & chose Paul Learned Surveyor of Highways' — » 

John Fowle 
Nath 1 Weld 
Joseph White 
David Livermore 
Peter Harrington 



Voted & chose for 
Field-drivers'— > 



Voted & chose for 
Hogreeves' — > 



Tyler Bigelow 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r 

Elisha W. Dana & was excus'd 

Thaddeus Cole 

Zaccheus Pond 

Enoch Wiswall 



Voted & chose for Clerks f John George 
of the Markets \Edward Lowd 



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[418 

Voted & chose for Cullers f Samuel Holt 
of Hoops & Staves'— > 

Voted & chose for Sur- 
veyors of Timber 



Voted & chose for 
Firewards*— * 



Abner Craft 

Isaac Dana 
William Bond 

'Nath 1 Bemis Esq' 

John Fowle 
1 Amos Bond Esq r 

Nath 1 Weld 
1 Luke Bemis 
oses Coolidge 



Voted & chose Nath ! R. Whitney Pound keeper 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint a Sexton, 

& agree with him for his Services 

Voted that Swine & Neat Cattle shall not run at large the 
ensuing Year 

Voted to grant nine hundred Dollars for support of the 
Schools the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Money granted for support of the Schools, 
be equally divided between the three Schools as it was the 
last Year 

6 th Article, Voted to postpone granting Money for support of 
the poor to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

7 th Voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the Highways & 

the same price for Labor as it was last Year 

Voted that the Afsefsors be directed to furnish the Sur- 
veyors of Highways with Warrants in due form of Law for 
collecting their Highway Taxes, & if they are not work'd 
out by the first day of October next, the Surveyors are 
directed to collect the same, & cause it to be expended in 
repairing the Highways within their limits 1 — > 



Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his 
Acc 1 for his Service as an Afsefsor last Year 

To Ditto in full for his Service as Treasurer 
last Year 



To Charles Bond in full for his Service as an 
Afsefsor last Year 



To Amos Livermore Jun r in full for ditto- 
Year 



.ast 



To Charles Bond in full of his Acc' for repairing 
two Ladders, making a new one &c. 



22„ 50 
40„ - 
22„ SO 
22„ 50 
12„ SO 



400 



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Voted & chose for Agents f Charles Bond 

to lease the fishery' — > \Nath 1 R. Whitney 



Voted to choose a Committee to view the Hay scales & see if 
in their Opinion it will be expedient to rebuild, & erect a 
covering for the same, & calculate the expense of the same, 
& make report to the Town, at the Adjournment of this 
Meeting' — > 

[Adam Brown 
Voted & chose for said Committee \ Edmund Fowle 



Voted to choose three Agents to appear before any 
Committee or Court, to oppose the laying out of a Road 
through Watertown, petitioned for by William Wellington 
& others^-* 



[Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents \ Thomas Clark Esq 1 " 

(Charles Bond 

Voted that said Agents shall have liberty to procure a 

Surveyor to take any surveys they may judge necefsary 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to furnish said Agents 
with Money necefsary to pay for Counsel, & for taking 
Surveys 

14 th Voted to choose a Committee to view a piece of Land 
(lying common) adjoining Land of Edmund Fowle & 
Hubbard Rufsell, & judge the expediency of making sale of 
said- Land, & make report to the Town at the Adjourn- 
ment of this Meeting' — > 



15 th Voted to postpone granting Money to repair the Great- 
bridge to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in April 
next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to meet at 
this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen this day (Viz)*— > 

Nath 1 Weld, John Fowle, & Daniel Sanger, Fence-viewers — 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 



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Daniel Coolidge, Surveyor of Highways 

John Fowle & Nath 1 Weld Field-drivers 

Tyler Bigelow, Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r , Thaddeus Cole, 

Zaccheus Pond, & Enoch Wiswall, Hogreeves 

Edward Lowd Clerk of the Market 

Isaac Dana & William Bond Surveyors of Timber, before 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

March 11 th 1807, Personally appeared Amos Bond Esq r 
Jonas White, Joseph Bright & Edward Lowd of the Town of 
Watertown, whereof they are Selectmen, & took the Oath 
faithfully & impartially to discharge the duties of their 
Office respecting all Sections, and the returns thereof, 
before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

March 16 th 1807 Joseph White was sworn into the Office of 
Field-driver, And Samuel Holt was sworn into the Office of 
Culler of Hoops & Staves — before, Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 

March 20 th 1807 Thomas Clark Esq r took the Oath faith- 
fully & impartially to discharge the duties of his Office as a 
Selectman, respecting all elections, and the returns thereof — 
before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk*— > 



[420] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Samuel 
Harrington Innholder in Watertown on Monday the 
twenty third day of March AD 1807, They ifsued the 
following Warrant for a Town-meeting (Viz)*— » 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd Constable of the Town 
of W 7 atertown, Greeting 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the 
Male Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of 
twenty one Years of age and upwards, having a freehold 
Estate within the Commonwealth of the annual Income of 
three Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, 
to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on 
Monday the sixth day of April next, at two of the Clock in 
the Afternoon, to give in their Votes for a Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, and Senators and Counsellors, 

agreably to the Constitution of said Commonwealth. 

Hereof fail not &c 



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Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town of Watertown 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings (Viz) Such as 
pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal 
to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and afsemble at 
the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
sixth day of April next, at four of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to act on the following Articles, (Viz)*— * 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose an Agent, or Agents to 
prosecute, or cause to be prosecuted to final Judgment & 
Execution, any person, or persons, who have or shall violate 
the Law respecting the taking of fish called Shad & Ale- 
wives with* the limits of the Town of Watertown, & act any 
thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will purchase any Land adjoining 
Land belonging to the Town, near their Alms house, and 
act any thing thereon 

4 th To know if the Town will extend the Bridge from Tredeways 
Bridge (so called) to the Bridge built by Vaughan & 
Apthorp, 

Also, to appoint a Committee to establish the boundaries be- 
tween Jonathan Coolidge Esq r and others, & the Town, & 
act any thing thereon 

5 th To know if the Town will erect a Powder-house & act any 
thing thereon*— > 



[421] 

6 th To know if the Town will hear the request of any person, or 
persons, & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings. Given under our Hands and Seals, 

dated at Watertown the twenty third day of March, in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred an seven*— » 

Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 

Middlesex Watertown April 6 th 1807 — 

* Editorial Note: — Probably meant "within"; original script has been followed. 



Amos Bond 
Thomas Clark 
Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 



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403 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of said Town qualified as therein 
exprefsed to afsemble at the time & place & for the purpose 
within mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this 
Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said Town two 
Sundays prior to said Meeting 



Also, The Selectmen approbated Artemas Murdock, & Joseph 
Peirce, to receive Licence as Retailers the ensuing Year* — » 

The Agents of the Town of Watertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in Watertown, Weston & 
W 7 altham, agreable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d 1798, empowering the Towns of Watertown, 
Weston & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Towns met at the House 
of Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 
30 th day of March AD 1807, at two of the Clock in the 

Afternoon The Agents of Weston & Waltham not being 

present, the Agents of Watertown proceeded as follows 



l 8t Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

2 d Agreed to adjourn this Meeting to half past six of the 

Clock this Evening, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — > 

The Agents aforesaid met at the time & place aforemen- 
tioned by adjournment & proceeded as follows 

They agreed to lease all the privilege & right of taking the 
fish called Shad & Alewives in Charles River within the 
limits of Watertown the ensuing Year, on the following 
Conditions (Viz) 



The privilege of taking the fish called Shad and Alewives 
within the limits before described three Days in each Week 
and no more to the highest bidder, he or they giving 
Security for the payment to the acceptance of the Agents — 
five $ Cent to be paid down as earnest Money — And the 
residue to be paid on the fifteenth day of September next — 
And the purchaser to have the privilege of improving the 
Seines that the Town now have, and the purchaser to have 
liberty to procure two new Seines, one for the Shad, & one 
for the Alewives, & be allow'd a reasonable expence for the 
same out of the rent 



Edw d Lowd Constable for said Town^j 



(Viz) 



[422] 



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Watertown Records. 



And was leas'd to Artemas Murdock for four hundred and 
fifteen Dollars 

He paid as earnest Money 21 „ — 

Artemas Murdock & Smith Adams gave their] 
Note payable on or before the fifteenth day of [ 
September next for J 394,, — 



$415,, - 

April 3 d 1807 Amos Bond Esq r Jonathan Stone & Thomas 
Clark Esq r were sworn into the Office of Afsefsors, 

before Nath 1 R. Whitney, Town Clerk* — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of this Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, Counsellors & Senators being duly 
warned, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town on Monday the sixth day of April AD 1807, 
The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was revis'd & 
read, the Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, 
Senators & Counsellors were called for brought in sorted, & 
counted, & it appeared that the following persons had the 
number of Votes annex'd their several Names (Viz)<— > 

For Governor 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had seventy six Votes 

Hon. James Sullivan Esq r had One hundred & ten Votes 

For Lieutenant Governor 

Hon. Levi Lincoln Esq r had One hundred & seven Votes— 
His Honor Edward H. Robbins Esq r had sixty six Votes 

His Excellency Caleb Strong Esq r had One Vote 

Hon. James Sullivan Esq r had One Vote 

For Senators & Counsellors'- — > 

The Hon. Jonathan Maynard Esq r had One hundred & 

nine Votes 

Aaron Hill Esq r had One hundred & nine Votes 
William Hildreth Esq r had One hundred & nine 

Votes 

Samuel Dana Esq r had One hundred & ten 

Votes 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had sixty five Votes 
Artemas Ward Esq r had sixty six Votes 
Timothy Bigeiow Esq r had sixty six Votes 
Timothy Jackson Esq r had sixty six Votes 



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[423] 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the 
sixth day of April AD 1807, for the purpose of transacting 
the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting 
proceeded as follows 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 
Voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the thirteenth 
day of April Instant at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, 
then to meet at this place And the Meeting was ac- 
cordingly declared adjourn'd 5 — > 

At a Public Town meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the sixth day of 
April AD 1807, by adjournment from the ninth day of 
March last 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the thirteenth 
day of April Instant at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, 
then to meet at this place And the Meeting was ac- 
cordingly declared adjourn'd< — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown, in the Evening of Monday the 
sixth day of April AD 1807, They agreed with Cornelius 
Lenox, to support the Child of Jude Francis for One Dollar 
& seventy five Cents ^ Week from this date until further 
Orders of the Selectmen* — > 



Also, Eliza Palmer & C°' 3 Acc' for ditto 2„ 37 

Also, The Selectmen appointed Elijah Norcrofs, Clinton Thayer, 
John Stimpson Jun r & Francis Whitney Engine men for the 
ensuing Year — (instead of Tyler Bigelow, Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Jun r , Samuel M. Holt, & James B. Whitney' — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the thirteenth day 
of April AD 1807, by Adjournment from the sixth day of 
April Instant proceeded as follows* — » 



Also, Allowed Edward Lowd's Acc fc for sundry Arti- 
cles of Clothing delivered Abigail Jennison for 
the Funeral of her Husband 




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[424] 

Article 2 d Voted to choose three Agents to prosecute or cause to 
be prosecuted to final Judgment & Execution any person, 
or persons, who have or shall violate the Law respecting 
the taking of fish called Shad & Alewives within the limits 
of the Town of Watertown, & act any thing thereon, as 
they shall judge will be for the Interest of the Town*— ^ 

(Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Voted & chose for said Agents*— < Thomas Clark Esq r 

(Charles Bond 

3 d Voted to choose a Committee of five persons, and that they 
be vested with unlimited power, & that they shall have full 
right to use their discretion in behalf of the Town, in 
respect to purchasing, & receiving a Deed of any Land, 
adjoining the Town's Land (on which the Alms-house 
stands) for the use & benefit of the Town, & act any thing 
thereon, as they may judge will be for the Interest of the 
Town*—* 



Voted & chose for said Committee 



Amos Bond Esq r 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Moses Coolidge 
Edmund Fowle 



4 th It was voted to choose a Committee to extend the Bridge 
from Tredeways Bridge (so called) to the Bridge built by 
Vaughan & Apthorp*— > 

[Joseph Peirce 
Voted & chose for said Committee \ Edmund Fowle 

(John Fowle 

Voted that the above Committee have discretionary power, 
in respect to filling up the gap & extending said Bridge 

Voted to choose a Committee to establish the boundar- 
ies, near Tredeways Bridge (so called) between Jonathan 
Coolidge Esq r & others, & the Town, & that they be em- 
powered to establish meet & lasting bounds* 



Voted & chose for said Committee 



Joseph Peirce 
Edmund Fowle 
John Fowle 
Nath 1 Bemis Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 

5 th Edmund Fowle inform'd the Town that he would give them 
a piece of Land on his Hill to erect a Powder-house 

Voted to choose a Committee to build a Powder-house* — > 



Watertown Records. 407 

{Thomas Clark Esq r 
Edmund Fowle 
Adam Brown 

Voted to grant One hundred Dollars for the above purpose — 



[425] 

6 th The petition of Thomas Wellington was read, wherein he 
prays the Town to make him a further compensation for 

supporting the poor And it was voted to be dis- 

mifs'd 

Also, The request of Roger, & Smith Adams, for allowance on the 

rent of the fishery was stated And it was voted to be 

dismifs'd*— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the thirteenth day 
of April AD 1807, by Adjournment, from the sixth day of 
April Instant, (which was by an Adjournment from the 
ninth day of last March) & proceeded as follows 

Voted to excuse John George from serving as Constable 

Joseph Bright inform'd the Town, that he has agreed with 
Edward Lowd to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Joseph Bright from serving as Constable 

Voted & chose Edward Lowd Constable, & he was sworn 
into said Office, before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted & chose William Thompson Constable 

The report of the Committee chosen on the ninth day of 
March last, to view the Hay scales belonging to the Town, 

was read & is as follows That we are of Opinion that it 

will be necefsary to rebuild them, & the expence of the 
same we calculate at One hundred & eighty Dollars, in- 
cluding the expence of a covering for the same, & the old 
Hay scales will reduce the expense of one third part, which 
will reduce the expence to One hundred & twenty Dollars — 
And in our Opinion if the Creek between Tredeways Bridge 
(so called) & the Bridge built by Vaughan & Apthorp should 
be cover'd, there will be a convenient place to erect the new 
Hay scales 

Voted to choose a Committee for the purpose aforesaid*— > 



408 



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[Adam Brown 
Voted & chose for said Committee { Edmund Fowle 

[Nath 1 R. Whitney 

Voted to grant One hundred & twenty Dollars for the pur- 
pose aforesaid 

The Committee chosen for the purpose of viewing a piece of 
Land, (lying common) adjoining Land of Edmund Fowle & 
Hubbard Rufsell made report, that it is their Opinion the 
same may be sold with little inconvenience to the neigh- 
bouring Inhabitants, & much to the advantage of Edmund 
Fowle 

Voted to make sale of said Land' — > 

Voted & chose for a Committee to [Amos Bond Esq r 
make sale of said Land*— > j Adam Brown 

[Joseph Peirce 

Voted that said Land be sold, at public Vendue 

Voted that the Committee be directed not to make sale of 
said Land until after May Meeting*—^ 



[426] 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown, at seven of the Clock this 
Evening 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— 4 

David Livermore was sworn into the Office of Surveyor of 
Highways before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

On the Evening of the thirteenth day of April AD 1807, the 
Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Nathaniel Weld 
Innholder in Watertown, by Adjournment from the Public 
Meeting-house, this day, & proceeded as follows 

Voted to excuse William Thompson from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose John George Constable 

The collection of the East List of State, County, Town & 
Minister's Taxes, for the ensuing Year, were put up to the 
lowest bidder, under the same restrictions as they were the 
last Year, & was struck of to Moses Chenery for two Cents 
& an half $ Dollar 

The collection of the West List of ditto, were put up under 
the same restrictions, & was struck of to Samuel Cook for 
two Cents & three fourths $ Dollar 



Watertovon Records. 409 

Voted & chose Moses Chenery & Samuel Cook Collectors 
of Taxes 

The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of Water- 
town, was put up at Auction for the ensuing Year, & was 
struck of to Edmund Trowbridge Jun r for five Dollars & 
twenty five Cents 

It was voted to choose a Committee to ascertain the bounds, 
& privileges belonging to the Wharf in Cambridge, which 
belong to the Town of Watertown, & make report to the 
Town at the Adjournment of this Meeting? — 4 



Voted & chose for said 
Committee 



Amos Livermore 

Moses Coolidge 

Charles Bond 

Josiah Learned 

Adam Brown, & was excus'd 

William Bond 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the day of Town 
meeting in May next, for the choice of Representative, at 
four of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to meet at the 
Public Meeting house 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd<— 

Nath 1 Bright & Paul Learned were sworn into the Office, of 
Surveyors of Highways 

David Livermore was sworn into the Office of Fence- 
viewer 



Also, He was sworn into the Office of Field-driver 

Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk* 



[427] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday the twentieth 
day of April AD 1807, They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay the several persons hereafter 
named the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 1 — > 

To Dana & Rufsell in full of their Acc 1 for re-1 

pairing the Great bridge J 22„ 87 

To Edmund Trowbridge Jun r in full of his AccM 

for Labor at ditto / 8,, 75 

To Ditto for rafting Timber for the Bridge 1 1 „ 88 

To Paul Kendall for making Bez 1 Learned'sl 

Clothes / 4„83 



410 



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To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc 1 for) 
supplying the poor &c / 62„ 14 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting 
(Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To Edward Lowd Constable of the Town of 
Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all the Male 
Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years of age, 
and resident in said Town for the space of one Year next 
preceding, having a freehold Estate within said Town of the 
annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate to the value 
of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the fourth day of May next, at two of the 
Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of choosing one or 
more Representatives to represent them at the General 
Court appointed to be convened and held at Boston on the 

last Wednesday next Hereof fail not and make return 

of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the Selectmen 

before the time appointed for said Meeting Given 

under our Hands and Seals, dated at Watertown the 
twentieth day of April, in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and seven' — > 



Amos Bond 
Thomas Clark 
Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown* 



Middlesex fs: Watertown May 4 th 1807 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I have warned the Male 
Inhabitants of said Town, to afsemble at the time and 
place, & for the purpose within mentioned by posting an 
attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public Meeting house 
in said Town two Sundays prior to said Meeting' — » 

Edward Lowd, Constable'—* 



[428] 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by the 
Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives being 
duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting- 
house in said Town on Monday the fourth day of May AD 
1807, for the purpose of choosing a Representative to 



Watertown Records. 411 

represent them in the General Court appointed to be 
convened & held on the last Wednesday of May Instani 



The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was revisd & 
read 

The Votes for a Representative were called for, brought in 
sorted & counted, & it appeared that there were ninety 
three Votes given in 

Ninety one of which were for Jonas White One for 

Nath 1 Weld One for Thomas Dana And Jonas 

White was chosen*—* 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fourth day of 
May AD 1807, by Adjournment from the sixth day of 
April last, proceeded as follows 

It was voted to excuse John George from serving as Con- 
stable 

Voted & chose Eliakim Morse Constable 



Voted to grant five hundred Dollars to support the poor the 
present Year 

The report of the Committee to examine the Town Treas- 
urers Accounts was read and is as follows*— > 

That Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r 

is credited by 7239,, 1 

And is charg'd with - 6797,, 43 

Balance due the Treasurer $441,, 58 

Watertown May 4 th 1807 The above is a just & true state- 
ment of the Treasurers Accounts to the 4 th day of May 1807, 
as examined by the Subscribers a Committee to settle the 
same' — > 

Thomas Clark 
Edmund Fowle 
Josiah Learned 
Amos Livermore Jun r 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to ifsue Executions 
against the delinquent Collectors that have had their Lists 
previous to the Year 1806, at the expiration of ninety days 
from this date*—* 



Committee 



Watertown Records. 



[429] 

It was voted to reconsider the Vote pafsed on the thirteenth 
day of April last in respect to making sale of a piece of 
Land (lying common) adjoining Land of Edmund Fowle & 
Hubbard Rufsell 

It was voted not to make sale of said Land 

Voted to grant three hundred Dollars to repair the Great 
Bridge 

Voted to choose a Committee to repair the Great-bridge* — > 

[Nath 1 Bemis Esq 1 " 
Voted & chose for said Committee sjonas White 

[Nath 1 Weld 

Voted that the Committee chosen on the thirteenth day of 
last April (Viz) Joseph Peirce, Edmund Fowle, John Fowle, 
Nath 1 Bemis Esq r & Nath 1 R. Whitney to establish the 
boundaries near Tredeways Bridge (so called) between 
Lands of Jonathan Coolidge Esq r & others, & the Town, & 
that they be empowered to give, and receive quit claim 
deeds of the same in behalf of the Town 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in June 
next, at seven of the Clock in the Evening, then to meet at 

the House of Ezra Farrar Innholder in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— ■> 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the House of 
Ezra Farrar, Innholder in said Town on Monday the first 
day of June AD 1807, by Adjournment from the fourth 
day of May last, proceeded as follows 

Eliakim Morse inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 
Thaddeus Cole to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse Eliakim Morse from serving as Constable — 

Voted & chose Thaddeus Cole Constable And he was 

sworn into said Office, Before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerks 



[430] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of the Widow 

Harrington in Watertown on Monday the seventh 

day of September AD 1807, the approbated the persons 



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413 



hereafter named to receive Licence for the ensuing Year 
(Viz) 

(Nath 1 Weld 
For Innholders I Samuel Bird 
(^Ezra Farrar 

James Robbins 
John Fowle 
John George 
For Retailers'*^ Jeremiah Fowle 

Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Aaron Sanger 
Joseph Peirce 
Artemas Murdock 
^Eliakim Morse 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Nathaniel 
Weld Innholder in Watertown on Friday the fourth day of 
December AD 1807, The settled & adjusted the Charge of 
supporting the Widow Sarah White & her Daughter Lucy, 
with Joshua Longley Esq r in behalf of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Shirley to the eighth day of 

December Ins 1 478,, 21 

Execution & cost on the same 278,, 44 

Costs on another Action 48„ 35 



?805„ — 

The Treasurer gave a Note on demand for 478,, 21 

Also, The Selectmen agreed with Joshua Longley Esq r to support 
the Widow Sarah White for the term of One Year, from the 
eighth day of December Instant (extra Sicknefs & necefsary 
Clothing excepted) & he is to receive One Dollar ^ Week 
for her support' — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in W 7 atertown on Monday the fourth day of 
January AD 1808, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the persons hereafter named the Sums 
annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

To the Executors of the Estate of William Hunt) 

Esq r in full of s d deceas'ds Acc 1 / 6„ 17 

To Eben r Vose in full for a Coffin for Joseph) 

Child's Wife J 4„ 50 

To Elijah Norcrofs in full for collecting Timber) 

& Plank / 2„ 25 

To Nahum Farrar in full for Labor in the Well at) 

the Poor house / 1„ — 



414 Watertown Records. 

To Charles Bond in full for his Service as an' 
Afsefsor last Year / 22„ 50 

To Amos Bond in full of his Acc 1 for supplies) 

del d the poor &c / 109,, 46 

To ditto in full for a Feather-bed del d at thel 

Poor house J 17,, 55 



[431] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Thursday the twenty eighth 
day of January AD 1808, They appointed the following 
persons Engine-men for the ensuing Year (Viz)*—* 

John Tucker Joseph White 

Gilbert Nichols Richard Sanger 

John Hunting John L. White 

Daniel Vila Clinton Thayer 

Nath 1 Weld Jun r John Stimpson Jun r 

Jonathan Robbins Francis Whitney 

Elisha W. Dana Jefse Fisher 

Samuel Bright Elijah Norcrofs 

Josiah White 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the twenty second day 
of February AD 1808, They ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town-meeting (Viz)«— > 

Middlesex fs: To M r Edward Lowd one of the Constables 
of the. Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Watertown qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings 
(Viz) Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or 
Polls, a Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to 
meet and afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the seventh day of March next at ten 
of the Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following 
Articles — (Viz> 



1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March and April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 



Watertown Records. 415 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neats Cattle shall run at 
large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 

5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 
grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 
thereon 

7 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 
thereon 

8 th To hear the Accounts of those persons the Town is in- 
debted to, & grant Money to pay the same, & act any 
thing thereon^-» 



[432] 

9 th To hear the report of any Committee's, & act any thing 
thereon 

10 th To choose Agents to lease the fishery the ensuing Year, & 
act any thing thereon 

11 th To know if the Town will grant & supply the Rev d Richard 
R. Eliot with a certain quantity of Wood the ensuing Year, 
& act any thing thereon 

12 th To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear before 
any Committee, or Court to oppose the laying out of a 
Road through Watertown, petitioned for by W 7 illiam 
Wellington & others; or any other Road contemplated to 
be laid out through said Town of Watertown, & act any 
thing thereon 

13 th To know if the Town will make any repairs to the Ministe- 
rial-house, & act any thing thereon 



Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Water- 
town, qualified by Law to vote for Representatives to meet 
at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 
seventh day of March next, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Ezra Farrar Innholder in said Town on Friday the fourth 
day of March next at six of the Clock PM. Hereof fail not 
and make return of this Warrant, and your doings thereon 
to the Selectmen before the times appointed for said 
Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals at W r ater- 



Watertown Records. 



town the twenty second day of February, in the Year of 
our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight' — » 

Amos Bond 1 Selectmen 
Thomas Clark [ for 
Edw d Lowd J Watertown 

Middlesex fs Watertown March 7 th 1808 Pursuant to the 
above Warrant I have notified and warned the Freeholders 
& other Inhabitants of said Town qualified as the Law 
directs to meet & afsemble at the time & place and for the 
purposes above mentioned by posting an attested Copy of 
this Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said Town 
two Sundays prior to said Meeting 

Edw d Lowd Constable for Watertown*— » 



[433] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the day aforesaid, They 
signed an Order on the Treasurer directing him to pay the 
several persons hereafter named the several Sums annex'd 
their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Timothy Bigelow for arguing to the Court of) 



Sefsions the Newton-road (so called) J 10„ — 

To Moses Warren for a pair of Shoes delivered) 

Mary Learned J 1,, 25 

To Edmund Fowle in full of his Acc 1 for attend-) 

ing Courts &c J 6„ — 

To Amos Bond Esq r Administrator on the) 
Estate of Sam 1 Harrington deceas'd for Select- [ 
mens expences J 3„ 96 

To Josiah Learned in full of his Ace* for his) 

Services j 3„ — 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the fourth day of 
March AD 1808, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the persons hereafter named the 
several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)'— 4 

To Jonas White in full of his Acc 1 for supplies) 
delivered the poor J 29„ 84 

To Stephen Cook in full for Meal delivered the) 

poor J 5„ 75 



Watertown Records. 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Ace* for sup-1 
plies delivered the poor to this day / 

To ditto in full for Wood delivered the Rev d \ 
Richard R. Eliot J 

To Thomas Heard Jun r in full of his Acc 1 fori 
fixing bolts for Bridge, making Fire-hooks &c. — J 

To Paul Learned in full for carting Plank for the) 
Bridge / 

To ditto in full for his Service in digging the 
Graves & attending the Funerals of Samuel! 
Jennison, Joseph Child's W 7 ife, & Jude Francis's ( 
Child ( 

To Coolidge & Lowd for rafting the Bridge! 
Timber J 

To Daniel Coolidge for Wool delivered Josephl 
Child J 

To Walter Hunnewell in full of his Acc 1 fori 
Medicines & attendance on the poor / 

To Dana & Rufsell in full of their Acc 1 for dam-1 
age to ropes & Poles &c J 

To Cornelius Lenox in full for supporting Jude 
Francis's Child from the sixth of April, to the I 
tenth of December last, & for trouble in attend- 1 
ing the funeral 

To Samuel Bird in full for supplies delivered the] 
Committee from the Court of Sefsions in layings 
out a Road J 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Cash paid] 
Joshua Longley Esq 1 " in full of an Execution j> 
Shirley against W T atertown, & costs on the samej 

To ditto for Cash paid ditto in full for costs onl 
another Action J 



[434] 

To Nath 1 R. W T hitney in full for Cash paid 
Edmund Trowbridge Jun r in full for making a 
Crib for Nath 1 Harris 

To ditto for Cash paid Nath 1 Weld in full of 
two Acc t9 



417 

258,, 85 
55„ 49 
15. 55 
11„- 

8„- 
2„- 
1„ 26 
32„ - 
2„ 50 

63„ 50 

278„ 44 
48„ 35 

2„- 
3„ 29 



418 



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To ditto for Cash paid Josiah Moore Overseer] 
of the poor in Cambridge for Samuel Whitest 
support in Goal* &c J 12„ 12 

To ditto for Cash paid William Godding in part) 

for supporting his Father Spencer Godding — J 8„ — 

To Catha Marshall for supporting Bez 1 Learned] 
& Wife from the first day of May last at fifty \ 
Dollars $ Year J 

To Charles Bond in full for his Services in at-1 

tending Court as an Agent J 5„ — 

To Ezra Farrar in full of his Ace* for Selectmen's \ 
expences last Year J 20„ 81 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs, being duly warned regularly assem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the seventh day of March AD 1808, for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for 
said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)*— ^ 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Office of Town Clerk, 

before Amos Bond Esq r Moderator— 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer*— > 

Amos Bond Esq 1 " 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Voted & chose for Selectmen \ Thomas Clark Esq 1 * 

Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 

{Amos Bond Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Jonathan Stone 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to three of the Clock 

this Afternoon, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*- -> 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in the choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town on Monday the seventh day of March AD 1808, for 
the purpose of giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer 



"Editorial Note: — probably meant "Gaol' 



Watertown Records. 



419 



[435] 

The Selectmen presiding the Votes for a County Treasurer 
were called for, Drought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared 

that John L. Tuttle Esq r had forty four Votes — 

Eben r Bridge Esq r had twenty five Votes 

Then the Meeting was open'd by Adjournment from the 
Forenoon, & proceeded as follows.*— * 

Voted & chose for Constables ^{{^ 

David Livermore 
Moses Coolidge & was excus'd 
Josiah Learned 
Elisha Livermore 
Stephen Cook 
Isaac Dana 



Voted & chose for Fence 
viewers 



Voted & chose for 
Tythingmen 



Voted & chose for Sur- 
veyors of Highways*—* 



/Phinehas Sanderson 
\Elisha W. Dana 

Nath 1 Bemis & was excus'd 
Adam Brown & was excus'd 
Joseph White & was excus'd 
Amos Bond Esq r 
John Fowle 
Joseph Bright 

Jonathan Brown & was excus'd 
Charles Whitney 
David Livermore 



Voted & chose for Field-drivers 



Voted & chose for Hogreeves 



John L. White 
Jonathan Robbins 
Ephraim Wellington 
Isaac Dana 
Charles Whitney 
Joshua Coolidge 

John Hunting 
Samuel Cook 
Charles Whitney 
Daniel Sanger 
Israel Whitney 
David Baker 



/Aaron Sanger 
\ Elisha W. Dana 



Voted & chose for Clerks of the Market 
Voted & chose for Cullers of Hoops & Staves 
Voted & chose for Surveyors of Timber 



\Abner Craft 

flsaac Dana 
\joseph Peirce 



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Voted & chose for Firewards 



Nath 1 Bemis Esq r 
John Fowle 
Amos Bond Esq r 



Nath 1 Weld 
Luke Bemis 



Moses Coolidge 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound keeper 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed to appoint a Sexton & 

agree with him for his Services 

Voted that Neat Cattle shall not run at large the ensuing 



Voted to grant nine hundred Dollars for the support of 
Schools the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Money granted for support of the Schools, 
be equally divided between the three Schools as it was the 
last Year 

Voted to postpone granting Money for a Singing-school to 
the Adjournment of this Meeting*— > 

6 th Article, Voted to Postpone granting Money for support of 
the poor to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

7 th Voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the Highways, 

& the same price for Labor as it was the last Year 

Voted to grant One hundred Dollars to repair the Highways 
under the rocks (so called) beginning at Waltham line on 
said road, & continue on said road to West Cambridge 
line 

Voted that the Selectmen be directed & empowered to 
appoint an Overseer to take the charge of expending the 
aforesaid Sum in repairing said Highway, & that the 
Selectmen draw an Order on the Treasurer for said Sum to 
repair said Highway 

8 th It was voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in full! 

for his Service as Treasurer last Year J $40,, — 

9 th Article, It was voted to postpone hearing the report of any 
Committee's to the Adjournment of this Meeting 

10 th Voted & chose for Agents to lease the Fishery*— > 



11 th It was voted to grant the Rev d Richard R. Eliot twelve 
cords of Wood the ensuing Year 



Year 



f Edward Lowd 
\ Moses Coolidge 



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Voted that Nath 1 R. Whitnev be directed to procure said 
Wood 

Voted that the Agents chosen to lease the Fishery be 
empowered to procure Seines for the Fishery if necefsary — 

12 th Voted to choose three Agents to appear before any Com- 
mittee, or Court to oppose the laying out of a Road through 
Watertown petitioned for by William Wellington & others; 
or any other Road contemplated to be laid out through 
said Town of Watertown, & act any thing thereon, as they 
may judge will be for the Interest of the Town*— > 

[Thomas Clark Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents*— > j Edmund Fowle 

[Edward Lowd 



[437 ] 

13 th It was voted to choose a Committee to view the Ministe- 
rial-house, & consider the convenience & necefsity of making 
any alteration, or repairs, to said House, & make an esti- 
mate of the expense the same will amount to, & make report 
to the Town, at the Adjournment of this Meeting*— > 

[William Leathe 
Voted & chose for said I Adam Brown 
Committee*— > lNath 1 Bemis Esq r & was excus'd 

[Isaac Dana 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to seven O'Clock this 
Evening then to meet at the House of Nath 1 Weld Inn- 
holder in said Town And the Meeting was accordingly 

declared adjourn'd* — > 



The Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Nath 1 Weld 
Innholder in Watertown on the Evening of the seventh of 
March AD 1808, by Adjournment from the Meeting house, 
on said day, proceeded as follows 

Voted to postpone farming out the collection of Taxes, to 

the Adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted to postpone leasing the Hay scales to the Adjourn- 
ment of this Meeting 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the fourth day 
of April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, then 

to meet at the Public Meeting house And the Meeting 

was accordingly declared adjourn'd* — > 

Then the following Town Officers were sworn into the 
several Offices, to which they were chosen this day — (Viz)*— > 



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Nath 1 R. Whitney into the Offices of Town Treasurer, 
Selectman & Afsefsor, & Jonathan Stone as an Afsefsor, 
before Amos Bond Esq r 

Amos Bond Esq r Joseph Bright & Edward Lowd, Select- 
men 

Amos Bond Esq r & Jonathan Stone Afsefsors 

David Livermore, Josiah Learned, Elisha Livermore, & 
Isaac Dana, Fence-viewers 

John Fowle, Amos Bond Esq r Joseph Bright & David 

Livermore Surveyors of Highways 

John L. White, Ephraim Wellington & Isaac Dana Field- 
dri vers 

Samuel Cook, Daniel Sanger & Israel Whitney, Hogreeves 
Isaac Dana Surveyor of Timber, before Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town Clerk 

March 9 th 1808 Jonathan Robbins was sworn into the 
Office of Field-driver 

March 10 th John Hunting was sworn into the Office of 
Hogreeve 

14 th Joshua Coolidge was sworn into the Office of Field- 
driver — before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the twenty first day 
of March AD 1808, They ifsued the following Warrant for 
a Town-meeting (Viz)*— j 



[438] 

Middlesex fs: To M r Thaddeus Cole one of the Constables 
of the Town of Watertown, Greeting*— » 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn the Male 
Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, of twenty one 
Years of age and upwards, having a freehold Estate within 
the Commonwealth of the annual Income of three Pounds, 
or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the 
Public Meeting-house in said Town, on Monday the fourth 
day of April next, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, to 
give in their Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, 
and Senators and Counsellors, agreeably to the Constitution 

of said Commonwealth Hereof fail not & make return 

of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the Selectmen 



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before the time appointed for said Meeting Given 

under our Hands and Seals, at said Watertown this twenty 
first day of March, in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and eight' — > 



Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



W 7 atertown April 4 th 1808* — ^ 

Pursuant to the within W 7 arrant I have notified and warned 
the Inhabitants of said Town, qualified as therein exprefsed 
to meet at the time and place, and for the purposes therein 
mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at 
the Public Meeting house two Sundays prior to said 
Meeting? — > 

Thad 3 Cole Constable' — > 



March 25 th 1808 Charles W 7 hitney was sworn into the 

Offices of Surveyor of Highways, & Hogreeve Also 

David Baker was sworn into the Office of Hogreeve, before 
Nath 1 R. W T hitney Town Clerk' — > 

The Agents of the Town of W 7 atertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in Watertown, Weston & 
W T altham agreable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d 1798, empowering the Towns of Watertown, 
Weston & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Town's met at the House 
of Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 
28 th day of March AD 1808, at two of the Clock in the 

Afternoon The Agents of Weston & Waltham not being 

present, the Agents of W 7 atertown proceeded as follows 
(Viz)v^ 



[439 ] 

l et Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

2 d Agreed to adjourn this Meeting to seven of the Clock this 

Evening, then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd'— 

The Agents aforesaid met at the time & place aforemen- 
tioned by adjournment & proceeded as follows 

They agreed to lease all the privilege & right of taking the 
fish called Shad & Alewives in Charles River within the 



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limits of Watertown the ensuing Year, on the following 
Conditions (Viz) The privilege of taking the fish called 
Shad and Alewives within the limits before described 
three Days in each Week and no more to the highest 
bidder, he or they giving Security for the payment to the 

acceptance of the Agents five <$ Cent to be paid down 

as earnest Money And the residue to be paid on the 

fifteenth day of September next And the purchaser to 

have the privilege of improving the Seines that the Town 
now have, and the purchaser to have liberty to procure 
One new Shad Seine, & be allow'd a reasonable expence for 

the same out of the rent The person or persons who 

improve the fishery shall be accountable to the Agents for 
the improvement of the Seines, if they are improved for the 
fishery in Newton, in proportion to the rent of the Water- 
town & Newton fishery And was struck of to Thaddeus 

Cole for three hundred & seventy two Dollars And he 

paid Eighteen Dollars & sixty Cents as earnest Money 

And he & others gave a Note for three hundred fifty three 
Dollars & forty Cents payable on the fifteenth day of 
September next*— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of this Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, and Counsellors and Senators, being 
duly warned, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the fourth day of April AD 
1808, The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was 
revis'd & read, the Votes for Governor, Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor, Counsellors & Senators, were called for, brought in, 
sorted & counted, & it appeared that the following persons 
had .the number of Votes annex'd their several Names — 
(Viz)<-> 



[440] 

For Governor 

His Excellency James Sullivan Esq r One Hundred & 

twenty three Votes 

Hon. Christopher Gore Esq r had sixty eight Votes 

For Lieutenant Governor 

His Honor Levi Lincoln Esq 1 " had One hundred & twenty 

Votes 

Hon. David Cobb Esq r had sixty six Votes 

Sappy Sanderson had One Vote 



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For Senators & Counsellors^-^ 

Hon. Samuel Dana Esq r had One hundred & twenty Votes 

Hon. Aaron Hill Esq r had One hundred & twenty Votes 

John L. Tuttle Esq r had One hundred & twenty 

Votes 

Hon. Amos Bond Esq r had One hundred & twenty Votes — 
Hon. Artemas Ward Esq 1 " had sixty seven Votes 

Timothy Bigelow Esq r had sixty seven Votes 

Hon. Eben r Bridge Esq r had sixty seven Votes 

Timothy Jackson Esq r had sixty seven Votes 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the fourth day of 
April AD 1808, by adjournment from the seventh day of 
last March, proceeded as follows 

John George inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 

Edward Lowd to serve as Constable in his stead 

Voted to excuse John George from serving as Constable 

Voted & chose Edward Lowd Constable 

Edward Lowd & Daniel Bernard were sworn into the 

Office of Constable Before Nath 1 R. Whitnev Town 

Clerk 

The Committee appointed on the seventh day of last 
March, to view the Ministerial-house, reported that some 
repairs will be necefsary, & the probable expense be twenty 
Dollars As you may see on file^-> 

Voted to accept the report of said Committee, so far as 

that they will make some repairs to said House 

Voted that said Committee be directed to make said 
repairs 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to seven O'Clock this 
Evening, then to meet at the House of Ezra Farrar Inn- 
holder in said Town And the Meeting was 

accordingly declared adjourn'd' — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs regularly afsembled at the House of 
Ezra Farrar Innholder in said Town on the Evening of the 
fourth of April AD 1808, by adjournment from the Meeting 
house on said day, proceeded as follows 

It was voted to grant twenty five Dollars to repair the 
Ministerial house 



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It was voted to choose a Committee to view & examine the 
Sluice at Treadeways Bridge (so called) & judge of the 
necefsity of widening said Sluice-way, or making another 
new one And make report to the town at the adjourn- 
ment of this Meeting*—* 



It was voted to farm out the collection of State, County 
Town & Minister's Taxes for the ensuing Year to the 
lowest bidder under the following restrictions (Viz) That 
the Collector be obliged to complete the collection of his 
Taxes in one Year from receiving his List (unlefs any part 
be suspended by Order of the Selectmen) on penalty of 
forfeiting his whole Premium for collection 

The East List of ditto were put up under the same restric- 
tions & struck of to Moses Chenery for two Cents & three 
fourths $t Dollar 

The West List of ditto were put up under the same restric- 
tions & struck of to Thaddeus Cole for three Cents & three 
fourths $ Dollar 

The Hay scales were put up at Auction for the ensuing 
Year; & were struck of to John Tucker for forty Dollars 

The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of Water- 
town was put up at Auction for the ensuing Year, & was 
struck of to Jonas Bond for three Dollars 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Monday in 
May next, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 

meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— * 

The Selectmen appointed Jonathan Stone Jun r & Joseph 
Rufsell Jun r Engine-men*—^ 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the eighteenth day of 

April AD 1808 They appointed Artemas Murdock an 

Engine man 



Voted & chose for said 
Committee*— > 




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427 



Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town-meeting on 
the second day of May next 

Middlesex fs: To Edward Lowd one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, Greeting*— > 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years 
of age, and resident in said Town for the space of one 
Year next preceding, having a freehold Estate within said 
Town of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate 
to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the second day of May next, 
at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of 

choosing 



[4421 

Choosing one or more Representatives to represent them 
at the General Court appointed to be convened and held 

at Boston on the last Wednesday of May next Hereof 

fail not and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed for 
said Meeting, Given under our Hands and Seals, dated at 
Watertown the eighteenth day of April, in the Year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight/— » 



Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 



Selectmen 



Joseph Bright \ for 
Thomas Clark Watertown 
Edward Lowd 

Middlesex fs Watertown May 2 d 1808 

Pursuant to this W 7 arrant I have duly notified the In- 
habitants of the Town of Watertown qualified as therein 
exprefsed to meet at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town at the time & for the purpose within mentioned by 
posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town two Sundays prior to said 
Meeting*—* 

Edw d Lowd Constable for Watertown*— > 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the second day of 
May AD 1808, by Adjournment from the fourth day of 
last April proceeded as follows (Viz)*— > 



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It was voted to grant fifty Dollars to defray the expence of 

a Singing-School the ensuing 

It was voted to have the Singing-school under the direction 
of the Selectmen 

It was voted to grant One thousand Dollars to support the 
poor the ensuing Year, (including the expense of the Widow 
Sarah White & her Daughter Lucy) to the Town of Shirley 
It was voted to grant fifteen Dollars, (in addition to One 
hundred Dollars granted on the seventh of last March,) to 
repair the Highways under the Rocks (so called)*— » 

It was voted to grant Amos Bond Esq r in full fori 

his Service as an Afsefsor last Year / 28„ 50 

Thomas Clark Esq r in full for ditto 21 „ — 

Jonathan Stone in full for ditto 18„ — 

The report of the Committee to examine the Town Treas- 
urers Accounts was read, and is as follows*— > 



[443] 

That Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer 

is credited by 7563, 27 

And is charged with 6976,, 1 

Balance due the Treasurer $587,, 26 

Watertown May 2 d 1808 The above is a just & true state- 
ment of the Treasurer's Accounts to the 2 d day of May 
1808, as examined by the Subscribers a Committee to settle 
the same 5 — > 

Amos Bond 1 

Thomas Clark [ Committee 

Edw d Lowd J 

As you may see on file*— * 

It was voted to accept the report of the Committee to ex- 
amine the Town Treasurers Accounts 

Voted that the Treasurer be directed to cause all the out- 
standing Taxes (excepting the Taxes of last Year) to be 
settled within ninety days 

The Committee appointed to repair the Great-bridge made 
the following report & statement of the expence for said 
repairs as follows 5 — » 



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To Nathaniel Wales bill of Timber 184,, 47 

Henry Crafts d° 102,, 97 

Jonas Whites d° for Stones &c 78„ 83 

Wiley & Adams's d° 38„ 43 

Nathaniel Welds d° 39„ 90 

William Bonds d° 20„ 13 

Edmund Trowbridge's d° 57 „ 13 

Joseph Rufsell's— d° 34„ 10 

Elijah Norcrofs & Moses Whitney's d° — 12„ — 

Nath 1 R. Whitneys d° — 2„ 50 

Loring Wheeler's d° for ) 

drawing Timber / 1„ — 

Thomas Heards d° — „ IS 

Nath 1 Bemis's d° for 1 

carting Stones &c J 84 



584,, 5 

By old Timber sold 46„ 90 



$537,, 15 

As you may see on file*—* 

It was voted to accept the report of said Committee 

It was voted to grant twenty Dollars to paint the sells* of the 
railing of the Great-bridge, & that said Committee have the 
direction of said painting 

Voted that said Committee present an Account to the 
Selectmen for their services for repairing the Great-bridge 
for allowance 

Voted that the Afsefsors be directed to afsefs the Sum that 
said Committee have allowed them in the next Town Tax — 

The Committee appointed to view the Sluice at Treadeways 

bridge (so called) made report As you may see on file*—* 

It was voted to dismifs said report 

Voted & chose Moses Chenery & Thaddeus Cole Collectors 
of Taxes for the ensuing Year*— 



[444] 

Voted & chose the Selectmen Fish-agents 

Voted that the Selectmen, Tyler Bigelow & Levi Thaxter 
Esq r be a Committee to have the direction of prosecuting, 
or cause to be prosecuted any person, or persons who have, 
or shall violate the Law respecting the taking of Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of the Town of Watertown*—* 



^Editorial Note: probably meant "sills". 



430 



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At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives being 
duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the second day of May AD 
1808, for the purpose of choosing a Representative to 
represent them in the General Court appointed to be con- 
vened & held on the last Wednesday of May Instant 

The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read & 
revis'd 

The Votes for a Representative were called for brought in 
sorted & counted & it appeared that there were One 
hundred & thirty Votes given in 

Ninety three of which were for Thomas Clark Esq r 

Thirty six for Nath 1 R. Whitney, & One for Nath 1 Bemis 
Esq r And Thomas Clark Esq r was chosen 

It was voted to return the thanks of the Town, to Jonas 
White for his past Services as a Representative*— 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the ninth day of 
May AD 1808, They ifsued the following Warrant for a 
Town-meeting (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To Edward Lowd one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, — - — Greeting*— > 

You are hereby required, in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to summon and notify 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town 
qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) Such as 
pay to one single Tax besides the Poll, or Polls, a Sum equal 
to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to afsemble at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the twenty third 
day of May Instant at five of the Clock in the Afternoon, 
to act on the following Articles (Viz)<— > 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 



[445] 

2 d To know if the Town will accept the List of Jurors prepared 
by the Selectmen, and act any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will agree upon a mode of calling 
Meetings in future, for the appointment of Jurors, and act 
any thing thereon 



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431 



Hereof faii not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our hands and Seals at 

Watertown this ninth day of May, in the Year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and eight*— » 

Amos Bond 1 Selectmen 

Nath 1 R. Whitney [ for 
Edward Lowd j Watertown 

Middlesex fs: Watertown May 21 st 1808, Pursuant to the 
within Warrant I have notified the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified as therein 
exprefsed to meet at the time & place and for the purpose 
within mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this 
Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said Town two 
Sundays prior to said Meeting*— > 

Edward Lowd Constable for Watertown*— » 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-afFairs being duly warned regularly assem- 
bled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday 
the twenty third day of May AD 1808; for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting proceeded as follows 

l 8t Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d The List of Jurors prepared & presented by the Selectmen 
was read 

It was voted to accept of said List of Jurors 

3 d Voted that the method for calling Meetings for the purpose 
of drawing, or appointing Jurors agreable to Law shall in 
future be by posting a Notification of the same at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, one Sunday previous to said 
Meeting, or by notifying the Selectmen, or the major part of 
them, & the Town Clerk, in due season, previous to said 
Meetings*— > 

Moses Coolidge ) " crc f r T awn out °[ *S box > *? serve * s 
Leonard Bond p r , a 1 nd J uro I s > at the Cirwit Court t0 h % 
Moses Bright holden at Boston, on the first day of 
J June next*— > 



Jeremiah Fowle | 

Edmund Fowle [ were drawn out of the box to serve as 
James Robbins J Petit Jurors at said Court*— > 



432 Water town Records. 



[446] 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the fifth day of 
September AD 1808, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — » 

To Thomas Clark in full of his Acc' for his) 

Service as an Agent &c. / 51„ 66 

To Ditto in full of his Ace* for ditto 8„ — 

To John L. Tuttle County Treasurer for a Tax) 

in 1808 / 254,, 86 

To George Stearns in full for boarding Mary] 
Learned from 2 d of Nov r 1807, to 2 d May 1808— \ 
26 Weeks @ 75 C t3 1 19„ 50 

To Eben r Vose in full for making a Coffin fori 
Jude Francis's Child, & for repairing blinds at[ 
the School-house J 2„ 50 

To Walter Hunnewell in full for Joseph Child's) 

debt / 13„ 33 



They approbated the persons hereafter named to receive 
license the ensuing Year — (Viz)*— > 



For Innholders 



Nath 1 Weld 
Samuel Bird 
Ezra Farrar 
Charles Weston 



James Robbins 
John Fowle 
John George 
Jeremiah Fowle 
For Retailers' — » \ Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Aaron Sanger 
Eliakim Morse 
John Hunting 
Benjamin Wiser 

Also, They licensed Edward Lowd to sell at Public Vendue or 
outcry, any goods, or Chattels, whatsoever, pursuant to a 
Law of the Commonwealth, pafsed June 16 th 1795' — > 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in W 7 atertown on Monday the 3 d day of October 
AD 1808, They signed an Order on the Treas r directing him 



Watertimn Records. 433 

to pay the several persons hereafter named the several 
Sum? annex'd their S'ames (Viz)' — , 

To Edmund Fowle in full of his Acc : for his Serv- j 

:ce in attending Court of Se&ons as an Agent in 

opposing W= Wellington's road (so called) \ 14,, 83 

To Daniel Bernard in full for supper ting his 
Sister Susanna in her las: Sicknels, & for Funeral 
Charges ] 26 #i 50 

To Thomas Clark in full of his Acc : for his serv-) 
ice in attending Court of Sessions in September^ 
last 6cc : 1 9„ 50 

To Edward Lowd in full of his Acc' for ditto — 11,, 50 

To ditto in full of his Acc : for supplies delivered 
poor J 



Also, They agreed to give notice to the Selectmen of West Cam- 
bridge to meet at the House of Richard Richardson on the 
twenty fourth day of October Instant at nine of the Clock 

AM. Also to the Selectmen of Waltham to meet at the 

House of Thomas Clark Esq r at two of the Clock on the 

same day. Also to the Selectmen of Newton to meet at 

the House of Robert Murdock at two of the Clock on the 

same day. Also to the Selectmen of Cambridge to meet 

at the House of William M. Pomroy at nine of the Clock 
AM. on the same day to perambulate run & renew the lines 
between the said Town's according to a Law of the Com- 
monwealth which notice was given by Nath : R. Whitney 

The Selectmen appointed Thomas Clark Esq r & Joseph 
Bright to ran & renew the lines, on West Cambridge 6c 
Wal th am 

Nath 1 R. Whitney & Edward Lowd to run the lines on 
Cambridge 

Amos Bond Esq/ & Nath 1 R. Whitney to run the lines on 
Newton* — » 



•E;.:orisl Not*— Res: of page 447 and all of page 448 left blank 
in original scripi. 



434 



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[449] 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the twenty fourth 
day of October AD 1808, They ifsued the following Warrant 
for a Town-meeting (Viz)<— > 

Middlesex fs: To Edward Lowd one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, Greetings— > 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all the 
Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, duly qualified 
to vote for Representatives in the General Court of said 
Commonwealth, (Viz) "the male Inhabitants of said Town 
being twenty one Years of age, and resident in said Town 
for the space of one Year next preceding, having a freehold 
Estate within said Town of the annual Income of three 
Pounds, or any Estate to the value of sixty Pounds") to 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the seventh day of November next, being the first 
Monday in said Month, at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon, to give in their Votes for a Representative of the 
People of said Commonwealth in the Congrefs of the United 
States for the Middlesex-district Hereof fail not &c*— >> 



Also, You are alike required to summon and notify the Free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified by 
Law to vote in Town-meetings, (Viz) Such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to afsemble at the Public Meet- 
ing house in said Town on Monday the seventh day of 
November next, at four of the Clock in the Afternoon, to 
act on the following Articles, (Viz)*— » 

l 8t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents, to make a com- 
promise with the Agents of Newton, respecting the fishery 

in said Town's, and act any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will accept of an alteration in a road, 
made by the Selectmen, & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meetings, Given under our Hands and Seals, dated 
at Watertown the twenty fourth day of October in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty 



Amos Bond 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Thomas Clark 
Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 



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[ 45 ] 

Middlesex l's : Watertown November ~ :z 1303 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I have notified and warn'd 
the Inhabitants :•: the Town cf Watertown qualified as 
therein expressed to assemble a: the time and place ic for 
the purposes within mentioned, by posting an attested 
Copy :: this Warrant a: the Par.:: Meeting house in said 
Tow- two Sundays prior tc said Meetings*— > 

Edward Lowd Constable for Warertown*— » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders 6: other 
Inhabitants :f the Town cf Watertown eye alined by Law 
to vote for Representatives in the General Court of this 
Commonwealth being eluiv warred regularlv afsembled at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday the 
seventh dav of November, being the hrst Mondav in said 
Month AD' 1303, tc give in their Votes for a Representative 
of the Petpie cf said Commonwealth in the Co nereis cf the 
United States for the Middlesex-district 

The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was read 5c 
revis'd, the Votes for a Representative were called for 
brought in, sorted are counted.. Cx were as fellows'—, 

For Hce. Joseph B. Varnum Esa/ Ninetv seven Votes 

Abraham Bigelow L-z : fifty eight Votes 

At a Public Tcwr.-meeting : :' the Freeholders 6c other 
Inhabitants : :' the Town : :' Warertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town affairs, being duly warned regularly assem- 
bled at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on Monday 
the seventh day ;.f November AD 1303. for tine purpose of 
transacting the busir.efs as set forth in the Warrant f: r said 
Meeting er::eeeeel as folic ws 

1* Voted & chose Nathr Bemis Esq r Moderator 

2 i It was voted to choose three Agents to make a compromise 
with the Agents of Newton respecting the fishery in said 
Town's'— , 

Nath; Bemis Esq r 
Voted 6c chose for sa:e Agents ■ Nath 1 R. Whitney 

t Edmund Fowle 

Voted that said Agents be empowered to make any contract 
with the Agents of Newton respecting the fisheries in 
Watertown, 6c Newton, not exceeding the term or five 
Years 



436 Watertown Records. 

3 d The report of the Selectmen in respect to their laying out 
an Alteration in the road at Elbow-hill (so called) was read, 
& is as folio ws<— 



[451] 

Pursuant to a Law of this Commonwealth empowering the 
Selectmen of the several Towns within the same, to lay out 
or alter Roads within their respective Towns 

The Subscribers Selectmen of said Town of Watertown met 
on the road near the House of Jonas White at a place called 
Elbow-hill leading from Watertown, to Waltham & Lexing- 
ton, & proceeded to lay out an Alteration in said Road as 
follows, Beginning at a heap of Stones in said White's Land, 
near the present Road, about ten Rods South of said Hill & 
running Northwardly in said Whites Land about twenty 
four rods in a strait line to the old Road at a heap of Stones 
near the foot of said Hill, said bounds to be the Eastwardly 
side of said Road, & have laid out said Road three rods 
wide from said Eastwardly bounds 

It was voted to accept the report of the Selectmen provided 
they can make a reasonable contract with Jonas White 
respecting his damages 

It was voted to choose a Committee to contract for making 
a Wall, & for making said Road* — » 

[Thomas Clark Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Committee jNath 1 Bemis Esq r 

(Maj r Adam Brown 



November 23 d AD 1808 The Selectmen made an agreement 
with Jonas White respecting an alteration in the road 
through his Land at Elbow-hill (so called) as above de- 
scribed in the report of the Selectmen, And said White 
agrees to give his Land as aforesaid to said Town forever 
for the purpose aforesaid; Also to give said Town the Stones 
in his Wall, on each side of the old Road, to make a new 
Wall on each side of the new alter'd road, and give as many 
more Stones in his Rock-pasture (so called) as will make a 
sufficient Wall on each side of said Road, with liberty to go 
on to said Rocky pasture, & dig Stones & cart or sled them 
of for the purpose aforesaid 

And the Selectmen in their said capacity in behalf of said 
Town do agree to build said White a sufficient Wall on 
each side of the new alter'd Road with the Stones as afore- 



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437 



said, said Wall to be built four feet, & four Inches high, 
with Stones well proportioned, said White to have the old 
Road not improv'd in the new road, in lieu for the same 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the second day of 
January AD 1809, They appointed the following persons 
Engine-men for the ensuing Year (Viz)*—* 



[452] 

Gilbert Nichols 
Jefse Fisher 
Artemas Murdock 
John Tucker 
Jonathan Stone Jun r 
Joseph Rufsell Jun r 
John Stimpson Jun r 
Jonathan Robbins 
Daniel Vila 
Elijah Norcrofs 
Richard Sanger 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the sixth day of March 
AD 1809 They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town- 
meeting (Viz) 

Middlesex fs: To Edward Lowd one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, Greeting* — » 

S r You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all the 
Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town qualified by Law to vote in Town meetings (Viz) 

Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting-house in said Town on 
Monday the twentieth day of March Instant at ten of the 
Clock in the Forenoon to act on the following Articles 
(Viz)*-, 

1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To choose all Town Officers required to be chosen in the 

Months of March and April annually 

3 d To choose a Sexton, and agree how he shall be paid for his 

Services 

4 th To determine whether Swine, or Neat Cattle shall run at 

large the ensuing Year, & act any thing thereon 



Elisha W. Dana 
Francis Whitney 
Josiah White 
Nathaniel Weld Jun r 
Joseph White 
John L. White 
John Hunting 
Clinton Thayer 
Benjamin Wiser 
John Leathe 



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5 th To agree what Schools shall be kept the ensuing Year, and 

grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing thereon 

6 th To grant Money to support the poor, & act any thing 

thereon 

7 th To grant Money to repair the Highways, & act any thing 

thereon 

8 th To hear the Accounts of those persons the Town is indebted 

to, & grant Money to pay the same, & act any thing thereon 



9 th To hear the report of any Committee's & act any thing 

thereon 

10 th To choose Agents to lease the fishery the ensuing Year, & 

act any thing thereon 

11 th To know if the Town will grant & supply the Rev d Richard 

R. Eliot with a certain quantity of Wood the ensuing Year, 

& act any thing thereon 

Also, You are alike required to notify and warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town of Watertown, 
quaWfted by Law to vote for Representatives to meet at the 
Public Meeting house in said Town on Monday the twenti- 
eth day of March Instant at two of the Clock in the After- 
noon to give in their Votes for a County Treasurer 

Also, You are likewise required to notify the Town Creditors to 
bring in their Accounts to the Selectmen at the House of 
Ezra Farrar, Innholder in said Town on Friday the seven- 
teenth day of March Instant at six of the Clock PM. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 

for said Meetings Given under our Hands and Seals at 

Watertown the sixth day of March, in the Year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine*— > 



Middlesex fs: Watertown March 20 th 1809 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I have notified & warned 
the Inhabitants of said Town qualified as therein exprefsed 



[453] 



Amos Bond 



Nath 1 R. Whitney 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Thomas Clark 




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439 



to afsemble at the time & place, & for the purposes within 
mentioned, by posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town two Sundays prior 
to said Meeting* — > 

Edward Lowd Constable for Watertown'*— > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in W 7 atertown, on Friday the seventeenth day of 
March AD 1809, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named, 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)« — > 



[454] 

To John L. Tuttle County Treas r for a County) 

Tax in 1808 / 221,, 81 

To Luda Harris in full for a pair of Shoes for) 

Nathan Boynton j 2,, — 

To Tyler Bigelow in full of his Acc 1 for service) 
& costs in the case of Betsy White vs Roberta 
Runey j 12„ 2 

To Jefse Fisher in full for repairing Engine-) 

wheels j 1„ 50 

To Zaccheus Pond in full for repairing Plough) 

share J 1„ 75 

To Nathan Hastings in full for one half the ex-) 
pense of setting & marking the bound marks be-f 
tween Newton & Watertown j 1„ — 

To the Overseers of the poor in Cambridge for) 
the support of John Meacham four Weeks, &> 
five days in Gaol J 10„ 60 

To Isaac Dana in full of his Acc 1 for Plank &c.) 

for the Bridge J 3„ 27 

To Edmund Trowbridge J r in full of his Ace' for) 
repairing the Bridge &c J 14, , 94 

To Thaddeus Cole in full of his Acc 1 for repair-) 
ing Windows in the School houses, & Meeting | 
house &c j 18„ 84 

To Luke Bemis in full of his Acc 1 for clothing) 

supplied W 7 idow Warren / 13,, 58 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full of his Acc fc for) 

supplies del d the poor J 294,, 46 



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To ditto in full for supplies del d Betsy Gardner 105,, 24 

To ditto in full for supplying Rev d Richard R.\ 

Eliot with Wood &c J 50„ 56 

To Amos Bond in full of his Acc 1 for supplies! 

del d the poor &c J 71„ 47 

To the Committee for the West School in full ofl 

their proportion for 1808 J 300,, — 

To the Committee for the Middle d° in full ofl 

ditto / 300,, — 

To the Committee for the East d° in full ofl 

ditto / 300,, — 

To Paul Learned in full for his service as Sexton) 

in 1 807 & 1808 / 100, — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for Cash paid) 

Daniel Belknap for teaching a Singing-school — / 50, — 

To Ezra Farrar in full of his Acc 1 for Select-) 

men's expences last Year / 25„ 54 

To Walter Hunnewell in full of his Acc 1 for) 
Medicines & attendance on the poor J 24„ 50 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs being duly warned regularly 
afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the twentieth day of March AD 1809, for the 
purpose of transacting the businefs as set forth in the 
Warrant for said Meeting proceeded as follows (Viz)*— * 

Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treasurer*— > 

Amos Bond Esq r 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Voted & chose for Selectmen \ Thomas Clark Esq r 

Joseph Bright 
Edward Lowd 



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441 



[455] 

f Amos Bond Esq r 
Voted & chose for Afsefsors \ Jonathan Stone 

[Thomas Clark Esq 1 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting- 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to four of the Clock 

this Afternoon then to meet at this place And the 

Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd< — » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law 
to vote in the choice of Representatives being duly warned 
regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting house in said 
Town, on Monday the twentieth day of March AD 1809, 
for the purpose of giving in their Votes for a County 
Treasurer, The Selectmen presiding, It was voted to post- 
pone giving in their Votes for a County Treasurer to the 
adjournment of this Meeting 

Then the Town-meeting was open'd by Adjournment from 
the Forenoon & proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 

Nath 1 R. Whitney was sworn into the Office of Town Clerk 
before Amos Bond Esq r < — > 

Voted & chose for Constables /l ere . m T iah Fo J le 

I raul Learned 



Voted & chose for 



Adam Brown 

Elisha Livermore, & was excus'd* 

Fence-viewers^' jLuke Bemis 

Josiah Learned, & was excus d 
Amos Livermore Jun r 



Jeremiah Fowle inform'd the Town that he has agreed with 

Thaddeus Cole to serve as Constable in his stead 

It was voted to excuse Jeremiah Fowle from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose Thaddeus Cole Constable- 



Paul Learned inform'd the Town, that he has agreed with 

William Horn to serve as Constable in his stead 

It was voted to excuse Paul Learned from serving as 
Constable 

Voted & chose William Horn Constable- 



Thaddeus Cole & William Horn were sworn into the 
Office of Constables, before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerks 



442 



Watertown Records. 



Voted & chose for 
Tythingmen*— * 



(Samuel Hunt & was excus'd' 
Jonathan Robbins 
Paul Kendall 



Voted & chose for Surveyors 
of Highways 



Nath 1 Bemis Esq r 
Moses Coolidge 
Jonathan Stone 
Daniel Bernard 
Thomas Clark Esq 1 



Voted & chose for Field-drivers* 



David Baker 
Isaac Dana 
Peter Clark 
Nathaniel Bright 
Elisha Livermore 
Israel Whitney 



[456 

Voted & chose for Hogreeves*- 



Edmund Wellington 
Moses Bright 
Calvin Honey 
Enoch Wiswall 
James Bernard 
Jonathan Child 



(Benjamin Wiser 
Aaron Sanger & was excus'd 



the Market 



[Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r 



Voted & chose for Cullers of Hoops /Samuel Holt 
& Staves*—* lAbner Craft 



Voted & chose for [Nathaniel Bemis Esq r & was excus'd 
Surveyors of Timber j Isaac Dana 
[Joseph Peirce 

Nath 1 Bemis Esq r 
John Fowle 

chose for Fi re wards*—, ^ T mo u s . J*gnd Esq' 
Nath 1 Weld 
Luke Bemis 
Moses Coolidge 



Voted & chose Nath 1 R. Whitney Pound-keeper* 



Watertown Records. 443 
(Nath 1 Weld 

Voted & chose for Fish wardens \ Nath 1 R. Whitney 

[Daniel Coolidge 

Voted that the Selectmen be empowered to appoint a Sex- 
ton, & agree with him for his services 

Voted that Neat Cattle shall not go at large the ensuing 
Year 

Voted to grant nine hundred Dollars for the support of 
Schools the ensuing Year 

Voted that the Money granted for the support of Schools, 
be equally divided between the three Schools as it was the 
last Year 

Voted to postpone granting Money for support of the poor, 
to the adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted to grant the same Sum for repairing the Highways, 
& the same price for Labor as it was the last Year 



8 th Article, Voted to postpone to the Adjournment of this 

Meeting 

9 th Article, Voted to postpone to the Adjournment of this 

Meeting* — > 

10 th Voted & chose for Agents to lease the Fishery*— * 

/Nath 1 R. Whitney 
\Nath 1 Weld 

11 th It was voted not to grant the Rev d Richard R. Eliot any 
Wood the ensuing Year 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to seven of the Clock 
this Evening, then to meet at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— » 



[457] 

The Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown, on the Evening of the twentieth 
day of March AD 1809, by adjournment from the Meeting 
house, this day, proceeded as follows 



444 Watertown Records. 

It was voted to farm out the collection of State, County, 
Town & Ministers Taxes for the ensuing Year to the lowest 
bidder, under the same restrictions as they were the last 
Year — 

The East List of ditto were put up and struck of to Moses 

Chenery for three Cents Dollar 

The West List of ditto were put up and struck of to Thad- 
deus Cole for four Cents & one fourth $ Dollar— 

The Hay scales were put up at Auction for the term of 
One Year, from the first day of April next, & were struck of 
to Elisha W. Dana for forty Dollars 

The Wharf in Cambridge belonging to the Town of Water- 
town was put up at Auction, for the ensuing Year, & was 
struck of to William Bond for three Dollars & twenty five 
Cents 

Voted & chose Moses Chenery & Thaddeus Cole Collectors 
of Taxes 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the third 
day of April next at five of the Clock in the Afternoon, 

then to meet at the Public Meeting house in said Town 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*-— » 



The Selectmen appointed Benjamin Wiser a Measurer of 
Wood for the ensuing Year 

And he was sworn into said Office, before Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Town .Clerk 

Then the following Town-officers were sworn into the 
several Offices to which they were chosen this day (Viz) 

Adam Brown Fence viewer 

Nath 1 Bemis Esq r Jonathan Stone, & Thomas Clark Esq r 
Surveyors of Highways 

David Baker, Isaac Dana, Peter Clark, Nath 1 Bright, & 

Israel Whitney, Field-drivers 

Edmund Wellington, Moses Bright, Calvin Honey, James 

Bernard, & Jonathan Child Hogreeves 

Nath 1 R. Whitney Jun r Clerk of the Market 

Isaac Dana & Joseph Peirce Surveyor of Timber, before 
Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk 

Also, They ifsued the following Warrant for a Town Meeting on 
the third day of April next (Viz)*— 4 



Watertown Records. 445 

Middlesex fs: To Thaddeus Cole one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required, in the Name of the Common- 
wealth of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all 
the Male Inhabitants 

of 



[458] 

Of the said Town of Watertown, of twenty one Years of age 
and upwards, having a freehold Estate within the Com- 
monwealth of the annual Income of three Pounds, or any 
Estate to the value of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the third day of 
April next, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, to give in 
their Votes for a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and 
Senators and Counsellors, agreeably to the Constitution of 

said Commonwealth Hereof fail not and make return 

of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the Selectmen 

before the time appointed for said Meeting Given 

under our Hands and Seals, at said Watertown this twen- 
tieth day of March, in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and nine* — » 



Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Joseph Bright 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown' 



Middlesex fs: Watertown April 3 d 1809 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of said Town, qualified as therein 
exprefsed, to meet at the time and place and for the pur- 
poses therein mentioned, by posting an attested Copy of 
this Warrant at the Public Meeting house in said Town two 
Sundays prior to said Meeting' — > 

Thad 8 Cole Con 8 *—, 

The Agents of the Town of Watertown chosen for the 
purpose of leasing the fishery in Watertown, Weston & 
Waltham agreable to an Act of the General Court pafsed 
March 2 d 1798, empowering the Towns of Watertown 
Weston & Waltham to lease the fishery called Shad & 
Alewives within the limits of said Town's, met at the House 
of Nathaniel Weld Innholder in said Town on Monday the 
27 th day of March AD 1809, at two of the Clock in the 
Afternoon 



446 



Watertown Records. 



The Agents of Weston & Waltham not being present, the 
Agents of Watertown proceeded as follows (Viz)« — > 

1 st Appointed Nath 1 R. Whitney Clerk for said Agents 

2 d Agreed to adjourn this Meeting to seven of the Clock this 

Evening then to meet at this place 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd 

The Agents aforesaid met at the time & place aforemen- 
tioned by adjournment & proceeded as follows 

They agreed to lease all the privilege & right of taking the 
fish called Shad & Alewives in Charles River> within the 
limits of Watertown, the ensuing Year on the following 
Conditions (Viz)<— > 



[459] 

The privilege of taking the fish called Shad and Alewives 
within the limits before described three Days in each Week 
and no more to the highest bidder, he or they giving 
Security for the payment to the acceptance of the Agents- 
five $ Cent to be paid down as earnest Money -And the 

residue to be paid on the first day of September next 

And the purchaser to have the privilege of improving the 
Seines that the Town now have, and the purchaser to have 
liberty to procure one new Seine if the same may be 
necefsary, & be allowed a reasonable expence for the same 
out of the rent 

The person or persons who improve the fishery shall be 
accountable to the Agents for the improvement of the 
Seines if they are improved for the fishery in Newton in 
proportion to the rent of Watertown & Newton fishery 

And was struck of to Artemas Murdock for four hundred & 

fifty Dollars And he paid twenty two Dollars & fifty 

Cents as earnest Money. And he & others gave a Note 

for four hundred twenty seven Dollars & fifty Cents, pay- 
able the first day of September next 

Amos Bond Esq 1 " was sworn into the Offices of Selectman & 
Afsefsor, before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk, on 29 th 
March 1809 

And that he would faithfully & impartially discharge the 
duties of his Offices respecting all elections & the returns 
thereof 



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447 



Also, Thomas Clark Esq r & Jonathan Stone were sworn 
into the Office of Afsefsors, before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerk 

April 3 d AD 1809 Nath 1 R. Whitney, Thomas Clark Esq r 
Joseph Bright & Edward Lowd were sworn into the Office 
of Selectmen, that they would faithfully & impartially 
discharge the duties of their Office respecting all elections & 
the returns thereof, before Amos Bond Esq r <— > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution of this Commonwealth to vote for Governor, 
Lieutenant Governor, and Counsellors and Senators, being 
duly warned, regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the third day of April AD 
1809, The Selectmen presiding the List of Voters was 
revis'd & read, the Votes for Governor, Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor, Counsellors & Senators, were called for, brought in, 
sorted & counted & it appeared that the following persons 
had the number of Votes annex'd their several Names (Viz) 

For Governor, 

His Honor Levi Lincoln Esq r had One hundred & thirty 

two Votes 

Hon. Christopher Gore Esq r had eighty eight Votes 

For Lieutenant Governor, 

Hon. Joseph B. Varnum Esq r had One hundred & twenty 

one Votes 

Hon. David Cobb Esq r had eighty five Votes*— > 



[460] 

For Senators & Counsellors 

Hon. Samuel Dana Esq r had One hundred & twenty Votes 
Hon. Amos Bond Esq r had One hundred & nineteen Votes 
Hon. John L. Tuttle Esq r had One hundred & twenty Votes 
Matthew Bridge Esq r had One hundred & twenty 
Votes 

Hon. Artemas Ward Esq r had eighty seven Votes 

Hon. John Brooks Esq r had eighty seven Votes 

Timothy Jackson Esq r had eighty seven Votes 

Oliver Prescott Esq r had eighty seven Votes 



Watertown Records. 



It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting to the House of Ezra 
Farrar Innholder in said Town, to seven of the Clock this 
Evening for the sole purpose of completing, & sealing the 
returns of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, & Senators & 
Counsellors 

And the Meeting was accordingly declared adjourn'd*— » 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown, qualified by Law 
to vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the third day of 
April AD 1809, by adjournment from the twentieth day of 

March, last, & proceeded as follows 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting 

It was voted to adjourn this Meeting, to the Town-meeting 
in May next, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, then to 

meet at this place And the Meeting was accordingly 

declared adjourn'd' — > 

Then the Town-meeting was open'd at the House of Ezra 
Farrar Innholder, on the Evening of the third of April AD 
1809, by adjournment from the Meeting house this day, 
And the Selectmen & Town Clerk examined & signed the 
returns for Governor &c. & the same were sealed up in 
open Town-meeting* — > 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the seventeenth day 

of April AD 1809 They ifsued the following Warrant for 

a Town-meeting (Viz)' — » 

Middlesex fs: To Thaddeus Cole one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown, Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all the male 
Inhabitants of said Town being twenty one Years of age, 
and resident in said Town for the space of one Year next 
preceding having a freehold Estate within said Town of the 
annual Income of three Pounds, or any Estate to the value 
of sixty Pounds, to meet at the Public Meeting house in 
said Town on Monday the eighth day of May next, at four 
of the Clock in the Afternoon for the purpose of choosing 
one or more Representatives to represent them at the 
General Court appointed to be convened and held at Bos- 
ton, on the last Wednesday of May next Hereof fail 

not &c.< — » 



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449 



[461] 

Also, You are alike required to summon and notify the 
Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified 
by Law to vote in Town meetings, Viz. Such as pay to one 
single Tax besides the Poll or Polls, a Sum equal to two 
thirds of a single Poll Tax, to afsemble at the Public Meet- 
ing house in said Town on Monday the eighth day of May 
next, at five of the Clock in the Afternoon to act on the 
following Articles, (Viz) 

1 st To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will enlarge the Engine-house, and 
act any thing thereon 

3 d To know if the Town will agree on a place, whereon to erect 
a Powder-house, and act any thing thereon 

4 th To know if the Town will appoint Agents to appear before 
any Committee from the Court of Sefsions to approve or 
disapprove of the discontinuance of any part of the present 
Great-road in front of Jeremiah Fowle's Land, between 
Tainter's Lane (so called) and the House of Marshall Spring 
Esq r & act any thing thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the times appointed 
for said Meeting, Given under our Hands and Seals, dated 
at Watertown the seventeenth day of April in the Year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine' — » 



Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Edward Lowd 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Middlesex fs: Watertown May 8 th 1809 Pursuant to 

the above Warrant I have duly notified the Inhabitants of 
said Watertown qualified as above exprefsed to meet & 
afsemble at the time & place, & for the purposes above 
mentioned by posting an attested Copy of this Warrant at 
the Public Meeting-house in said Town, two Sundays prior 
to said Meeting 5 — > 

Thad 8 Cole Constable*— > 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Friday the twenty first day of 
April AD 1809, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz) 5 — > 



Watertown Records. 



To George Stearns in full for supporting Mary' 
Learned / 4,, 

To Overseers of the poor of the Town of Boston] 
for support of Nathan Boynton & Widow} 
Warren 



To Catha Marshall in full for supporting' 
Bezaieel Learned to the time of his death, & for 
his funeral charges, Also in full for supporting 
his Wife to the first day of next May J 64„ 84 

To Joseph Rufsell Jun r in full for Labor at the) 

Hay scales / „ 50 



[462] 

To Artemas Murdock in full for Seines for the) 
fishery in 1807 J * 

To ditto in full for Powder del d Militia in 1807 10„ — 

To Luther Barrett in full for painting Herse &) 

Guide board J 8,, — 

To Mary Nutting in full for supporting her) 
Daughter & her Children / 40„ — 

To Timothy Bigelow for arguing to the Supreme) 
Court, Watertowns Agent vs Amasa Williams [ 
in 1807 & 1808 J 

To Moses Coolidge in full for attending Court) 
at Concord as an Agent respecting the fishery > 
in 1806 J 3„ — 

To Nath 1 R. Whitney for Interest paid Aaron) 

Everett for Money borrowed / 4,, 30 



April 24 th 1809 Moses Coolidge was sworn into the Office of 
Surveyor of Highways, before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town 
Clerks 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting-house in said Town, on Monday the eighth day of 
May AD 1809, by Adjournment from the third day of 
April last, which was by Adjournment from the twentieth 
day of March last, & proceeded as follows (Viz)' — > 



* Editorial Note — page torn in original script; amount illegible 



Watertown Records. 



451 



The following Town Officers were sworn into the several 
Offices, to which they were chosen on the 20 th day of 
March last, (Viz> — » 

Luke Bemis & Amos Livermore Jun r Fence viewers 

Enoch Wiswall, Hogreeve Benjamin Wiser Clerk of the 

Market 

Samuel Holt & Abner Craft Cullers of Hoops & Staves 

(before Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Clerk*— » 

Voted & chose Moses Coolidge & Leonard Stone Field- 
drivers, & they were sworn into said Office, before Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Clerk* — , 

Voted to excuse Elisha Livermore from serving as Field- 
driver 

Voted to grant fifty Dollars for the support of a Singing 
school the ensuing Year 

Voted to have the Singing school under the direction of the 
Selectmen 

Voted to grant six hundred Dollars to support the poor the 
ensuing Year 

Voted to grant Nath 1 R. Whitney in full for his Service as 

Treasurer last Year fifty Dollars 

Voted to grant ditto for his service as an Afsefsor last Year 
twenty seven Dollars 

Voted that Amos Bond, & Jonathan Stone present their 
Accounts to the Selectmen, for their Services as Afsefsors 
last Year, & that they be allowed in the same proportion as 
Nath 1 R. Whitney is, for the like services, according to the 
time they were employed 

The report of the Committee to examine the Town Treas- 
urer's Accounts was read, & is as follows' — > 

That Nath 1 R. Whitney Town Treas r is credited) 



Watertown May 8 th 1809 The above is a just and true 
statement of the Treasurer's Accounts to the eighth day of 
May 1809, as examined by the Subscribers a Committee 
to settle the same 





7042,, 54 



Balance due the Treasurer 



$966,, 20 




^Editorial Note — page torn; script illegible 



Watertown Records. 

Voted to accept of said Report 

Voted to difsolve this Meeting And it was declared 

difsoived' — > 



[463] 

Then the Town-meeting was open'd for the purpose of 
giving their Votes for a County Treasurer, by adjournment 

from the third day of April last The Selectmen presiding 

the Votes for a County Treasurer were called for, brought in 
sorted & counted, and it appeared that there were One 
hundred & eighty Votes given in 

The Hon. John L. Tuttle Esq r had One hundred & seven 
Votes 

Abiel Heywood Esq r had seventy three Votes 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by the 
Constitution to vote in the choice of Representatives being 
duly warned regularly afsembled at the Public Meeting 
house in said Town on Monday the eighth day of May AD 

1809 The Selectmen presiding the list of Voters was 

revis'd, & read, the Votes for a Representative were called 
for, brought in, sorted & counted, & it appeared that there 
were One hundred & ninety Votes given in 

Thomas Clark Esq r had One hundred & fifteen Votes 

Nath 1 R. Whitney had seventy five Votes 

And Thomas Clark Esq r was chosen— 

It was voted to choose one other Representative 

The Votes for one other Representative were called for, 
brought in, sorted & counted & it appeared that there were 

One hundred & eleven Votes given in Jonas White had 

One hundred & five Votes And W 7 illiam Leathe had six 

Votes And Jonas White was chosen' — > 

At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-affairs regularly afsembled at the Public 
Meeting house in said Town on Monday the eighth day of 
May AD 1809, for the purpose of transacting the businefs 
as set forth in the Warrant for said Meeting, proceeded as 
follows (Viz)' — > 



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453 



1 st Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was voted to choose a Committee to make such repairs, 

or addition to the Engine-house as they may judge necef- 

sary< — > 

Joseph Peirce 

Voted & chose for said 
Committee 



Nath 1 Weld 

Peter Clark & was excus'd 
Samuel W. Warren 



^oamuei vv. warren 

Voted to grant fifty Dollars for the purpose aforesaid 

3 d Voted that the Committee chosen on the thirteenth day of 
April AD 1807, (Viz) Thomas Clark Esq r , Edmund Fowle 
& Adam Brown, to build a Powder-house, be empowered to 
procure a suitable place whereon to build a Powder-house, 
& that they be directed to build said Powder house 

4 th It was voted to choose three Agents to appear before any 
Committee from the Court of Sefsions to approve or dis- 
approve of the discontinuance of any part of the present 
Great-road in front of Jeremiah Fowle's Land between 
Tainter's Lane (so called) & the House of Marshall Spring 
Esq r & act any thing thereon as they may judge will be for 
the Interest of the Town* — > 

[Levi Thaxter Esq 1 " 
Voted & chose for said Agents' — > < Thomas Clark Esq r 

[Peter Clark 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar, 
Innholder in Watertown on Thursday the 20 th day of 
July AD 1809, They ifsued the following Warrant for a 
Town-meeting (Viz)' — > 



[464 ] 

Middlesex fs: To Thaddeus Cole one of the Constables of 
the Town of Watertown Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the Commonwealth 
of Mafsachusetts, forthwith to notify and warn all the 
Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Water- 
town qualified by Law to vote in Town-meetings (Viz) 
Such as pay to one single Tax besides the Poll or Polls a 
Sum equal to two thirds of a single Poll Tax, to meet and 
afsemble at the Public Meeting house in said Town on 
Monday the twenty fourth day of July Instant at six of the 
Clock in the Afternoon to act on the following Articles 
(Viz)*-, 



454 



Watertown Records. 



l 9t To choose a Moderator for said Meeting 

2 d To know if the Town will choose Agents to appear before 
any Court to be holden within and for the County of 
Middlesex to approve or disapprove of a Road petitioned 
for by Isaac Peirce & others to be laid out from Bird's 
Tavern in Watertown, through the Northerly part of said 
Watertown, & Waltham, to Concord, & Act any thing 
thereon 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant and your 
doings thereon to the Selectmen before the time appointed 

for said Meeting Given under our Hands and Seals at 

Watertown the twentieth day of July in the Year of our 
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and nine* — » 

Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Edward Lowd 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



Middlesex fs: Watertown July 20 th 1809, Pursuant to the 
within Warrant, I have notified and warned the male 
Inhabitants of said Town, qualified as therein exprefsed to 
meet at the time & place, and for the purpose within 
mentioned*— > xhad8 Cole Constables 



At a Public Town-meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Watertown qualified by Law to 
vote in Town-afTairs being duly warned regularly afsembled 
at the Public Meeting house in said Town, on Monday the 
twenty fourth day of July AD 1809, for the purpose of 
transacting the businefs as set forth in the Warrant for said 
Meeting, proceeded as follows (Viz)* — > 

l 8t Voted & chose Amos Bond Esq r Moderator 

2 d It was' voted to choose three Agents to appear before any 
Committee, or Court to oppose the laying out of a Road 
through Watertown petitioned for by Isaac Peirce & others 
to be laid out from Bird's Tavern in Watertown, through 
the Northerly part of said Watertown, Waltham, & Lin- 
coln, to Concord, & act any thing thereon, as they may 
judge will be for the Interest of the Town* — , 

[Marshall Spring Esq r 
Voted & chose for said Agents' — » \ Edmund Fowle 

[Edward Lowd 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in W T atertown, on Monday the fourth day of 
September AD 1809, They signed an Order on the Treas- 
urer directing him to pay to the several persons hereafter 
named, the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)* — > 



Watertown Records. 



455 



[465 J 

To Moses Warren in full of his Account 6„ 99 

To Samuel Dana in full of two Accounts 

To Nath 1 Bemis in full of his Acc 1 for his serv-1 

ice in repairing Great bridge / 15„ — 

To Jonas White in full for ditto 15,, — 

To Nath 1 Weld in full for ditto 15„ — 

To Moses Coolidge in full for new laying) 

Plough share J 3„ — 



Also, They approbated the persons hereafter named, to receive 
license for the ensuing Year (Viz)' — > 

Nath 1 Weld 
For Innholdersi Samuel Bird 



Ezra Farrar 
Charles Weston 



For Retailers' 



John Fowle 
John George 
Jeremiah Fowle 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Aaron Sanger 
Eliakim Morse 
John Hunting 
Benjamin Wiser 
Charles Weston 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, & Waltham 
at the House of Ezra Farrar Innholder in Watertown, on 
Monday the second day of October AD 1809, they settled 
& adjusted Accounts as follows' — » 

Waltham's charge is $101 „ 5 

Watertown's charge is 75,, 8 

Balance due from W 7 atertown 25,, 97 

$101„ 5 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen of the Town's of Waltham & 
Watertown at the House of Ezra Farrar Innholder in 
Watertown, on Monday the second day of October AD 
1809, The above Account was settled & adjusted by us' — > 



456 



Watertown Records. 



John Bright 
Isaac Miles 
David Townsend J' 
Uriah Hagar 
Josiah Child 



Selectmen 

for 
Waltham 



Amos Bond 
Nath 1 R. Whitney 
Thomas Clark 
Joseph Bright 
Edw d Lowd 



Selectmen 
for 

Watertown 



October 10 th 1809 Thad 8 Cole & Moses Chenery were 
sworn into the Office of Collectors of Taxes, before Nath 1 R. 
Whitney Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of Ezra Farrar 
Innholder in Watertown on Monday the first day of 
January AD 1810, They signed an Order on the Treasurer 
directing him to pay the several persons hereafter named 
the several Sums annex'd their Names (Viz)' — > 

To Amos Bond Esq r in full for his service as anl 

Afsefsor in 1808 / 13,, 50 

To Jonathan Stone in full for ditto 21 „ — 

To ditto in full for three Stones to cover a) 

Bridge, & for sharping a Ploughshare J 2„ 80 

To Cyril Flint for repairing the Bell &c. 2„ 59 

To Amos Livermore J r in full for finding &) 

setting Glafs in the East School-house J 9„ 50 

To Moses Coolidge in full for new laying\ 
Ploughshare J 3„ — 

To John K. Coolidge in full for his serv- 
ice on the Bell &c 3,, 75 

To ditto for attending the funeral of 6„ 75 

Abigail Goddard &c. 3„ — 

To Stephen Cook in full for a Stone plac'd at 
the end of the Great-bridge J 3„ 

To Edward Lowd in full for supplies del d thej 
poor to the 28 th of August j 

To Edmund Fowle for his service as an Agent) 
respecting the road contemplated to be laid j- 
through Watertown J 20„ 



Watcrtown Records. 



457 



PUBLIC TOWN MEETINGS 



Listing meetings by dates and pages 
Editorial note: — Page numbers indicate only the opening of each meeting — 

(1792) Mar. 12th, p. 1; Apr. 2nd, p. 6; Mav 7th, p. 10; June 4th, p. 11; Sept. 
5th, p. 15; Oct. 1st, p. 16; Nov. 2nd, p. 18; 

Jan. 14th, p. 22; Mar. 4th, p. 2"; Apr. 1st, p. 54; May 6th, p. 41; Mav 
13th, p. 44; May 27th, p. 45; Sept. 16th, p. 48; Oct. 21st, p. 50; 

(1794) Mar, 3rd. p. 5"; Apr. 7th, p. 65: Mav 5th, p. 70; Sept. 15th, p. "8; 
Oct. 6th, p. 79; Nov. 3rd, p. 81; 

(1795) Jan. 5th, p. 86; Jan. 12th, p. 88; Mar. 2nd, p. 94; Mar. 16th, p. 102; 
Mar. 23rd, p. 103; Apr. 6th, p. 105; Mav 6th, p. 110; Tune 15th, p. 113; 
Oct. 5th, p. 116; Nov. 2nd, p. 116; Nov. 9th, p. 116; 

(1796) Mar. 7th, p. 123; Apr. 4th, p. 132; Apr. 15th, p. 135; Mav 2nd, p. 13": 
Mav 16th, p. 139; June 13th, p. 140; Sept. 26th, p. 142; Oct. 31st, 
p. 144; Nov. 7th, p. 145; Nov. 21st, p. 146; Nov. 28th, p. 14"; Dec. 19th, 
P- 149; 

(1797) Mar. 13th, p. 155; Apr. 3rd, p. 163; May 1st, p. 16"; May 15th, p. 170; 
Mav 29th, p. 173; June 12th, p. 175; June 19th, p. 1"6; Julv 3rd, p. 178; 
Oct. 2nd, p. 183; Oct. 31st, p. 183; Nov. 20th, p. 184; Dec. 4th, p. 186; 

(1798) Feb. 5th, p. 188; Mar. 12th, p. 192; Apr. 2nd, p. 19"; Mav 7th, p. 201; 
June 18th, p. 205; Oct. 22nd, p. 20"; Nov. 5th, p. 208; Dec' l~th, p. 209; 
Dec. 31st, p. 210; 

(1799) Mar. 4th, p. 215; Apr. 1st, p. 222; Mav 6th, p. 225: June 17th, p. 227; 
Oct. 7th, p. 230; Oct. 29th, p. 230; Nov. 11th, p. 230; 

(1800) Jan. 20th, p. 231; Mar. 7th, p. 239; Mar. 10th, p. 239; Apr. 7th, p. 246; 
May 5th, p. 250; Aug. 4th, p. 253; Nov. 3rd, p. 255; Dec. 29th, p. 256; 

(1801) Mar. 16th, p. 262; Apr. 6th, p. 270; May 4th, p. 272; 

(1802) Mar. 15th, p. 280; Apr. 5th, p. 290; Apr. 23rd, p. 293; Mav 3rd, p. 295; 
May 17th, p. 298; Aug. 16th, p. 300; Nov. 1st, p. 302; 

(1803) Mar. 7th, p. 30"; Apr. 4th, p. 314; May 2nd, p. 318; 

(1804) Mar. 12th, p. 329; Apr. 2nd, p. 338; May "th, p. 342; Nov. 5th, p. 346; 

(1805) Mar. 18th, p. 354; Apr. 1st, p. 363; May 6th, p. 366; 

(1806) Feb. 3rd, p. 3'3; Mar. 10th, p. 3""; Apr. "th, p. 384; May 5th, p. 38"; 
Nov. 3rd, p. 392; 

(180") Mar. 9th, p. 397; Apr. 6th, p. 404; Apr. 13th, p. 405; May 4th, p. 410; 
June 1st, p. 412; 

(1808) Mar. 7th, p. 418; Apr. 4th, p. 424; May 2nd, p. 42"; May 23rd, p. 431; 
Nov. 7th, p. 435; 

(1809) Mar. 20th, p. 440; Apr. 3rd, p. 447; May 8th, p. 450; July 24th, p. 454; 



INDEX OF NAMES 



Page 

Adams, Roger, 328, 363, 384, 407. 
Adams, Samuel, 65. 
Adams, Samuel (His Excellency), 106, 
132. 

Adams, Samuel (Honbl.), 6, 35, 65. 
Adams, Smith, 363, 384, 404, 407. 
Alden, Jonathan, 240, 244, 252, 257, 

275, 303, 342, 365, 386. 
Alden, Lot, 379. 
Allen, Joseph, 348. 
Ames, Fisher, 18. 

Annis, Thomas, 241, 244, 275, 303. 
Appleton, Aaron, 79, 84, 101, 117, 123. 
Apthorp, John, 323. 
Austin, Benjamin, Jr., 18, 22, 35, 338. 

Babcock, Samuel, 36, 39, 71, 79, 94, 
179, 191, 214, 345. 

Bacon, Ebenezer, 348. 

Bacon, John, 348. 

Bacon, Mary, 12. 

Bacon, Susanna, 94. 

Baker, David, 419, 423, 442, 444. 

Baldwin, Loammi, 106, 132, 364. 

Ball, Abigail, 13, 25, 45, 74, 92, 113, 
114, 154, 177, 190, 201, 214, 215. 

Bancroft, James, 291, 314, 339. 

Barnard, James, 83. 

Barnes, Luther, 53. 

Barrett, Luther, 450. 

Barry, James, 39. 

Bartlet, Bailey, 347. 

Bartlet, Josiah, 198, 223, 247, 270, 291, 
314, 385. 

Bartlet, Samuel, 124, 264, 378. 

Baxter, Newton, 134. 

Belknap, Daniel, 440. 

Bemis, , 131. 

Bemis, Jonathan, 28, 29, 107, 1 1 1 , 1 12. 

Bemis, Jonathan (Lieut.), 32. 

Bemis, Luke, 179, 207, 214, 219, 239, 
240, 242, 247, 250, 253, 255, 256, 
258, 260, 269, 272, 273, 278, 288, 
289, 290, 292, 293, 295, 300, 302, 
305, 312, 317, 321, 324, 327, 328, 
329, 330, 343, 355, 376, 378, 379, 
382, 399, 420, 439, 441, 442, 451. 

Bemis, Luke (Capt.), 29, 37, 41, 62, 
123, 168, 197, 228, 262, 280, 283, 
307. 

Bemis, Nathaniel, 14, 130, 131, 132, 
136, 144, 147, 149, 153, 158, 159, 
178, 199, 202, 215, 216, 217, 218, 
219, 230, 236, 238, 241, 242, 258, 
263, 287, 288, 315, 316, 319, 327, 
332, 333, 334, 343, 356, 357, 359, 
365, 369, 373, 377, 378, 379, 382, 
385, 387, 399, 400, 406, 412, 419, 
420, 421, 429, 430, 435, 436, 442, 
444, 455. 

459 



Bemis, Nathaniel (Capt.), 2, 4, 6, 7, 
13, 14, 25, 27, 36, 49, 59, 60, 61, 63, 
78, 96, 104, 109, 115, 116, 123, 124, 
125, 128, 131, 133, 142, 146, 154, 
156, 157, 161, 164, 175, 180, 181, 
192, 197, 198, 228, 232, 254, 282, 
283, 307, 308, 309, 354. 
Bemis, Seth, 209, 387. 
Benjamin, Samuel, 179, 262, 264,356. 

Bernard, , 137. 

Bernard, Daniel, 8, 9, 38, 40, 73, 94, 
113, 137, 180, 281, 419, 425, 433, 
442. 

Bernard, James, 40, 140, 161, 180, 281, 

289, 307, 442, 444. 
Bernard, Jonas, 51. 
Bernard, Phebe, 12. 
Bernard, Susanna, 433. 
Bigelow, Abraham, 52, 435. 
Bigelow, Timothv, 35, 347, 385, 390, 

404, 416, 425, 450. 
Bigelow, Tyler, 368, 386, 390, 393, 

398, 401, 405, 429, 439. 
Biglow, Abraham, 52. 
Biglow, Jabez, 54. 

Biglow, Timothv, 132, 163, 208, 223, 

247, 270, 291,' 314, 328. 
Biglow, Timothy (Honbl.), 198, 256, 

302, 339. 
Billings, Sarah, 14. 

Bird, Benjamin, 13, 25, 53, 57, 74, 89, 
92, 119, 120, 122, 151, 154, 161, 162, 
165, 166, 201, 215. 
Bird, Jonathan, 72, 77, 83, 112, 114, 
115, 142, 156, 161, 180, 181, 206, 
207, 216, 221, 229, 247, 254, 275, 
301, 321, 323, 328, 345, 370, 390. 
Bird, Joseph, 379, 382, 390. 
Bird, Samuel, 390, 413, 417, 432, 455. 
Bird, Seth, 180. 
Bisco, Thomas, 241, 244. 
Blackman, Andrew, 35, 97, 103, 108, 

120, 156, 179, 194, 217, 320. 
Blaver, William, 260, 301. 

Bond, , 98, 108, 137. 

Bond, Amos, 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 
17, 21, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 37, 
41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 54, 56, 
58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 77, 
78, 81, 82, 86, 87, 90, 91, 93, 95, 98, 
101, 102, 104, 105, 109, 110, 111, 
115, 117, 120, 122, 124, 125, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 133, 136, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 149, 
153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160, 
164, 167, 170, 171, 172, 175, 178, 
179, 182, 185, 188, 191, 192, 194, 
197, 198, 199, 200, 202, 203, 205, 
215, 216, 218, 221, 222, 223, 225, 
226, 227, 232, 234, 236, 239, 241, 



460 



Index of Names. 



Page 

242, 243, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 
253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 260, 261, 

262, 263, 266, 269, 272, 273, 275, 
278, 280, 282, 283, 287, 289, 290, 
292, 293, 295, 296, 297, 298, 300, 
302, 306, 307, 308, 310, 312, 313, 

317, 321, 327, 329, 331, 332, 333, 
334, 336, 339, 343, 351, 355, 357, 
358, 359, 361, 379, 380, 381, 387, 
397, 399, 400, 401, 402, 404, 405, 
406, 408, 410, 414, 416, 418, 419, 
420, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 431, 
433, 434, 438, 440, 441, 442, 445, 
446, 447, 449, 451, 453, 454, 456. 

Bond, Amos (Honbl.), 425, 447. 

Bond, Charles, 118, 125, 128, 129, 173, 
174, 177, 179, 184, 187, 188, 191, 
193, 194, 195, 196, 200, 216, 220, 
221, 224, 227, 231, 233, 235, 238, 
239, 241, 242, 244. 245, 249, 250, 
261, 262, 263, 265^ 267, 268, 279, 
280, 281, 283, 289, 292, 294, 297, 
302, 303, 305, 307, 308, 311, 315, 

318, 319, 324, 327, 329, 330, 331, 
332, 333, 337, 340, 341, 343, 346, 
351, 352, 354, 356, 357, 359, 361, 
362, 366, 370, 371, 373, 374, 376, 
377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 395, 
399,400, 406,409, 414, 418. 

Bond, Charles (Capt.), 358, 359. 
Bond, Daniel, 4, 44, 53, 70, 179, 281, 

289, 398. 
Bond, Elias, 217. 

Bond, Elijah, 10, 38, 67, 74, 112, 142, 

180, 245. 
Bond, Elijah, Jr., 116. 
Bond, Jonas, 26, 91, 98, 125, 140, 161, 

179, 180, 216, 221, 238, 241, 244, 

264, 271, 426. 
Bond, Joseph, 4. 

Bond, Leonard, 2, 35, 43, 48, 50, 56, 
58, 59, 63, 65, 69, 72, 87, 91, 96, 98, 
100, 127, 157, 161, 164, 179, 180, 
192, 193, 196, 199, 200, 215, 216, 
219, 221, 237, 238, 240, 247, 249, 
260, 262, 267, 331, 336, 342, 398, 
431. 

Bond, Susanna, 238. 

Bond, William, 58, 63, 75, 96, 103, 
107, 111, 115, 125, 128, 129, 136, 
137, 141, 150, 155, 156, 157, 161, 
178, 186, 190, 193, 196, 241, 244, 

263, 329, 332, 335, 336, 357, 360, 
361, 379, 382, 399, 401, 409, 429, 
444. 

Bond, William (Capt.), 259, 266, 268, 

271, 281, 308, 311, 312. 
Bowdoin, James, 347. 
Bowdoin, James (Honbl.), 163, 314. 
Bowman, Ebenezer, 209, 210, 219. 



Page 

Boynton, Nathan, 439, 450. 

Bray, Thomas H., 257, 275, 286, 303, 

342, 365, 386, 393. 
Brewer, David, 236, 252, 299. 
Brewer, David (Col.), 274. 
Brewer, Peter, 355, 367. 

Bridge, Ebenezer, 2, 6, 29, 35, 60, 66, 
84, 95, 106, 124, 132, 223, 240, 247, 
256, 270, 291, 314, 330, 352, 355, 
364, 372, 385, 392, 396, 398, 404, 
419. 

Bridge, Ebenezer (Honbl.), 145, 155, 
163, 193, 198, 208, 217, 264, 282, 
309, 378, 425. 

Bridge, Jeremiah, 16. 

Bridge, Matthew, 447. 

Bridge, Nathaniel, 13, 20, 43, 46, 52. 

Brigham, Samuel, 308, 311, 356, 361. 

Bright, , 42, 43, 94. 

Bright, Francis, 58, 64, 71, 124, 129, 
179, 240, 241, 246, 283, 293, 331, 
337, 342, 365, 378, 379, 382. 

Bright, John, 114, 456. 

Bright, Jonathan, 393. 

Bright, Joseph, 50, 130, 136, 144, 153, 
158, 180, 206, 309, 397, 398, 401, 
402, 407, 410, 418, 419, 422, 423, 
427, 433, 434, 438, 440, 445, 447, 
451, 456. 

Bright, Joseph (Capt.), 76, 78, 93, 94, 

99, 124, 156, 161, 168, 192, 194, 312. 
Bright, Joseph (Lieut.), 36, 42, 43. 
Bright, Moses, 179, 241, 246, 249, 263, 

271, 331, 355, 361, 431, 442, 444. 
Bright, Nathaniel, 217, 220, 242, 281, 

289, 309, 312, 331, 342, 356, 379, 

398, 409, 426, 442, 444. 
Bright, Samuel, 393, 414. 
Bright, Susanna, 140, 162, 180. 
Broad, Moses, 353. 
Brooks, Amos, 181. 
Brooks, Calvin, 371, 390. 
Brooks, Eleazer, 6, 18, 35, 66, 106, 

132, 247, 347. 
Brooks, Eleazer (Honbl.), 145, 163, 

198 223 

Brooks, John (Honbl.), 163, 447. 

Brown, Adam, 28, 32, 46, 49, 58, 64, 
66, 71, 99, 124, 129, 156, 157, 161, 
168, 175, 210, 216, 221, 230, 240, 
241, 244, 262, 263, 267, 281, 288, 
316, 318, 329, 330, 332, 333, 336, 

343, 355, 356, 359, 361, 378, 379, 
382, 390, 398, 400, 407, 408, 409, 
419, 421,441,444, 453. 

Brown, Adam (Major), 308, 310, 311, 
436. 

Brown, Ebenezer, 207. 

Brown, Jacob, 280. 

Brown, Jonathan, 1, 7, 11, 12, 22, 31, 



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36, 45, 46, 153, 159, 178, 190, 307, 

315, 330, 331, 332, 419. 
Brown, Jonathan, Jr., 49, 66, 183. 
Bryant, Daniel, 2, 4. 
Buckley, John, 353. 
Bullard, John, 21, 26, 68, 74, 169, 173. 
Burridge, Samuel, 236. 
Buttrick, Tilly, 84. 
Capell, John, 179. 

Capen, , 53. 

Capen, Josiah, 37, 52. 
Capen, Josiah (Major), 43. 
Carrell, Jared, 369. 
Carter, Joshua, 353. 
Caswell, John, 25. 
Chadbourn, Sarah, 180. 
Champney, Nathaniel, 207. 
Chenery, Ebenezer, 58, 64, 96, 100, 

161,238, 308, 311,331,336. 
Chenery, Ebenezer (Lieut.), 156, 162. 
Chenery, John, 180. 
Chenery, Moses, 143, 205, 214, 263, 

268, 288, 308, 311, 312, 335, 336, 

360, 381, 408, 409, 426, 429, 444, 

456. 

Chenery, Solomon, 217, 225, 354. 
Chenery, William, 72, 87, 116, 141, 

163, 174,180,193, 196,217,230, 262. 
Child, Jonathan, 2, 6, 9, 26, 29, 45, 

179, 275, 303, 385, 442, 444. 
Child, Joseph, 9, 12, 16, 26, 45, 276, 

279, 280, 301, 313, 336, 413, 417, 

432. 

Child, Josiah, 456. 

Child, Moses, 11. 

Clark, , 42. 

Clark, Norman, 236. 

Clark, Peter, 3, 12, 28, 71, 83, 125, 
135, 206, 238, 281, 283, 289, 307, 
311, 324, 356, 361, 379, 382, 442, 
444 453. 

Clark,' Richard, 10, 20, 21, 28, 31, 32, 
36, 42, 44, 47, 48, 49, 59, 172, 176, 
180. 

Clark, Thomas, 3, 12, 49, 50, 58, 59, 
63, 79, 80, 95, 96, 97, 100, 101, 102, 
105, 111, 129, 135, 151, 152, 158, 
175, 180, 193, 206, 210, 218, 219, 
228, 232, 238, 239, 242, 246, 250, 
253, 254, 255, 256, 260, 266, 287, 
294, 296, 298, 300, 309, 322, 324, 
330, 331, 333, 334, 336, 337, 341, 
342, 343, 346, 351, 354, 356, 358, 
359, 361, 362, 366, 369, 376, 377, 
380, 383, 387, 389, 391, 394, 395, 
397, 400, 401, 402, 404, 406, 407, 
410, 411, 416, 418, 421, 423, 427, 
428, 430, 432, 433, 434, 436, 438, 
440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 447, 449, 
451,452, 453, 454, 456. 



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Cobb, David, 18, 347. 

Cobb, David (Honbl.), 385, 424, 447. 

Cochran, Peter, 258. 

Cockran, Mary, 42, 179. 

Cole, Thaddeus, 235, 236, 270, 275, 
276, 301, 320, 360, 369, 396, 398, 
401, 412, 422, 423, 424, 426, 429, 
439, 441, 444, 445, 448, 449, 453, 
454, 456. 

Conant, Rebecca, 354. 

Cook, Caleb, 4, 11, 12. 

Cook, Esther, 179. 

Cook, Israel, 4, 44, 51, 53, 58, 63, 89, 
118, 150, 156, 179, 182, 186, 191, 
211, 214, 229, 231, 233, 239, 281. 

Cook, Jonathan, Jr., 89. 

Cook, Samuel, 369, 381, 408, 409, 419, 
422. 

Cook, Stephen, 26, 35, 38, 43, 124, 
130, 131, 134, 135, 179, 211, 214, 
224, 246, 251, 274, 313, 343, 358, 
395, 416, 419, 456. 

Cook & Ayres, 377, 396. 

Cookson, John, 179, 193, 197. 

Coolidge, Daniel, 4, 8, 156, 161, 169, 
179, 189, 199, 257, 263, 268, 280, 
281, 289, 296, 320, 354, 378, 379, 
381, 382, 392, 398, 401, 417, 443. 

Coolidge, Dorothy, 26, 180, 186, 190. 

Coolidge, Eunice, 9, 93, 137, 180. 

Coolidge, John K., 356, 361, 390, 456. 

Coolidge, Jonathan, 252, 286, 402, 406, 
412. 

Coolidge, Joshua, 26, 193, 241, 249, 
315, 319, 356, 365, 367, 419, 422. 

Coolidge, Luther, 321, 322. 

Coolidge, Moses, 34, 47, 50, 56, 57, 65, 
69, 77, 81, 82, 85, 91, 92, 101, 102, 
105, 119, 122, 130, 136, 144, 149, 
153, 158, 180, 201, 203, 208, 213, 
217, 218, 219, 221, 225, 234, 238, 
239, 241, 246, 250, 253, 255, 256, 
258, 260, 263, 269, 272, 278, 289, 
290, 292, 293, 295, 300, 305, 312, 
313, 317, 318, 324, 327, 329, 331, 
334, 342, 345, 356, 358, 361, 367, 
370, 372, 379, 380, 388, 389, 396, 
399, 406, 409, 419, 420, 426, 431, 
442, 450, 451, 455,456. 

Coolidge, Moses (Capt.), 2, 4, 10, 21, 
26, 27, 30, 48, 49, 57, 58. 

Coolidge, Moses (Col.), 72, 75, 83, 92, 
93, 95, 112, 114, 118, 119, 123, 124, 
125, 129, 140, 141, 148, 154, 157, 
169, 171, 175, 183, 192, 194, 198, 
211, 216, 228, 232, 234, 235, 262, 
266, 274, 276, 280, 282, 283, 289, 
296, 307, 308, 324. 

Coolidge, Nabby, 211, 214, 236, 252, 
274, 299. 



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Coolidge, Nathan, 180. 
Coolidge, Nathaniel, 275. 
Coolidge, Samuel, 160, 179, 189, 199, 
220, 240, 244, 245, 246, 250, 252, 

255, 256. 
Coolidge, Simon, 180. 
Coolidge & Lowd, 417. 
Coolidge & Sanger, 229, 270. 
Copp, Samuel, 94, 115. 

Cornwall, Daniel, 179, 192, 194, 197, 
204, 209, 220, 221, 222, 240, 246, 

256, 258, 262, 268, 339, 355, 362, 
374, 376, 377, 378, 386, 387. 

Craft, (Capt.) , 141. 

Craft, Abner, 178, 299, 331, 356, 365, 

379, 399, 419, 442, 451. 
Craft, Abner (Capt.), 2, 13, 20, 48, 52, 

150, 281,308. 
Craft, Charles, 393. 
Craft, H., 352. 

Craft, Henry, 275, 306, 352, 429. 
Craft, Coolidge & Lowd, 306. 

Craige, (Doctor) , 179. 

Crane, Stephen, 4. 
Cushing, William, 65. 
Cutler, Polly, 14. 
Cutter, Joseph, 118, 141. 

Dale, David, 44, 53. 

Dana, Aaron, 44, 53, 182, 187, 191, 

211, 212, 220, 221, 229, 231, 257, 

261, 267, 268, 275, 303, 342, 361, 

365, 386, 393. 
Dana, Elisha, 89, 118, 150, 186, 211, 

231 233. 

Dana* Elisha W., 379, 382, 393, 398, 
414, 419, 437, 444. 

Dana, Francis, 18. 

Dana, Francis (Honbl.), 6. 

Dana, Isaac, 44, 53, 99, 104, 112, 182, 
187, 191, 194,- 196, 211, 212, 217, 
220, 221, 229, 241, 244, 261, 263, 
268, 270, 276, 281, 301, 308, 311, 
312, 328, 329, 332, 344, 352, 357, 
361, 369, 370, 373, 379, 382, 395, 
399, 401, 419, 421, 422, 439, 442, 
444. 

Dana, Samuel, 306, 328, 347, 364, 

385, 404, 455. 
Dana, Samuel (Honbl.), 425, 447. 
Dana, Stephen, 43, 52, 163, 339. 
Dana, Stephen (Honbl.), 198. 
Dana, Thomas, 186, 378, 411. 
Dana & Russell, 409, 417. 
Daniels, Joseph, 279. 
Daniels, Lucy, 234. 
Daniels, Osmus, 237, 252. 
Darby, S., 313. 

Davis, Aaron, 73, 116, 118, 141, 150, 
164, 170, 179, 214, 241, 356. 



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Davis, Charles, 328. 
Davis, Ephraim, 190. 
Davis, John, 348. 

Davis, Peter, 345, 352, 353, 354, 365, 

370, 371. 
Davis & Tyler, 353. 
Dawes, Thomas, Jr., 18. 
Deane, Josiah, 348. 
Dexter, Mr. , 111, 199, 246, 

248. 

Dexter, Samuel, Jr., 6, 18, 82, 88, 235, 
248. 

Dexter, Samuel, Jr. (Honbl.), 104. 
Dunn, Rebecca, 109. 
Durant, Jackson, 87, 110. 
Durant, John, 77, 178, 181, 182, 207, 

229, 254, 275. 
Durant, John, Jr., 51, 115, 142. 
Dwight, John, 324. 

Edes, Benjamin, 237. 

Edes, Jonathan W., 123, 127. 

Eliot, Richard R., 51, 56, 75. 

Eliot, Richard R. (Revd.), 20, 31, 48, 
51, 56, 75, 79, 117, 132, 150, 181, 
209, 210, 224, 225, 326, 334, 344, 
350, 359, 360, 375, 380, 394, 415, 
417, 420, 438, 440, 443. 

Emerton, Jeremiah, 261. 

Ensworth & Trowbridge, 229. 

Eustis, William, 18. 

Eustis, William (Honbl.), 364. 

Everett, , 39. 

Everett, Aaron, 26, 38, 39, 340, 365, 
450. 

Everett, Catharine, 136, 138. 
Everett, Ebenezer, 114, 123. 
Everett, Richard, 26, 38, 39. 

Farley, John, 348. 

Farnham, Frederick, 321. 

Farrar, Ezra, 405, 412, 413, 414, 415, 
416, 418, 422, 425, 426, 430, 432, 
434, 437, 438, 439, 440, 443, 444, 
448, 449, 453, 454, 455, 456. 

Farrar, Jacob, 235, 252, 313. 

Farrar, Nahum, 413. 

Farrington, Henry, 67, 70, 88. 

Farrington, Thomas, 51. 

Faulkner, Francis, 2, 38, 60, 61, 62, 71, 
72, 96, 102, 104, 112, 115, 125, 127, 
138, 146, 155, 156, 157, 160, 162, 
164, 169, 172, 174, 178, 179, 183, 
184, 189, 191, 194, 196, 197, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 203, 208, 209, 210, 
213, 215, 216, 217, 219, 221, 222, 
223, 225, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 
232, 234, 235, 237, 239, 240, 247, 
254, 260, 266, 287, 389. 

Feacham, George, 42. 



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Fessenden, George, 44, 45, 53, 179, 

182, 211, 231, 238. 
Fillebrown, Thomas, 349. 
Fish, Samuel, 51. 

Fisher, Jesse, 386, 392, 414, 437, 439. 

Fisk, Enoch, 353. 

Fisk, Samuel (Deacon), 37. 

Fisk, William, 286. 

Fitch, John B., 16. 

Flagg, Elizabeth, 46. 

Flagg, Eunice, 86. 

Flint, Cyril, 456. 

Fowle, Mr. , 70. 

Fowle, Edmund, 4, 10, 19, 28, 30, 31, 

36, 38, 41, 48, 49, 50, 59, 62, 66, 68, 
71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 95, 96, 98, 
99, 100, 101, 102, 105, 109, 114, 115, 
122, 124, 125, 126, 129, 145, 146, 
155, 157, 158, 159, 160, 167, 172, 
177, 179, 183, 185, 193, 195, 202, 
205, 223, 227, 228, 235, 237, 238, 
262, 267, 290, 294, 306, 309, 312, 
330, 333, 337, 339, 341, 343, 346, 
351, 354, 359, 362, 366, 368, 373, 
376, 377, 381, 383, 387, 388, 389, 

390, 391, 394, 395, 400, 406, 407, 
408, 411 412, 416, 421, 431, 433, 
435, 453, 454, 456. 

Fowle, Jeremiah, 15, 48, 77, 115, 140, 
142, 178, 181, 207, 229, 254, 275, 
301, 321, 326, 334, 345, 351, 370, 

391, 413, 431, 432, 441, 449, 453, 
455. 

Fowle, John, 9, 11, 15, 17, 24, 36, 147, 
179, 194, 207, 215, 217, 229, 236, 
254, 261, 275, 279, 301, 313, 318, 
321, 332, 343, 345, 352, 355, 357, 
358, 361, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 
371, 378, 379, 382, 391, 395, 398, 
399, 400, 401, 406, 412, 413, 419, 
420, 422, 432, 442, 455. 

Fowle, John (Capt.), 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 
15, 16, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 

37, 38, 41, 43, 48, 57, 59, 61, 63, 77, 
79, 96, 115, 125, 140, 142, 148, 157, 
167, 181, 197, 205, 280, 281, 287, 
366. 

Fowle, Samuel, 28, 32, 69, 70, 71, 100, 

179, 193, 196. 
Fowle, Samuel (Capt.), 164. 
Fowle, Samuel (Lieut.), 96. 
Francis, Jude, 371, 405, 417, 432. 
Freeman, Constant, 306, 321, 353. 
French, Ralph, 214, 236. 
Frost, James, 324. 
Frothingham, William, 258. 
Fuller, Ebenezer, 92. 
Fuller, Jeduthun, 373, 387. 
Fuller, Josiah, 316. 
Fuller, Nathan, 114. 



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Fuller, Oliver, 44, 53, 178. 
Fuller, William, 230. 

Gardner, Mr. , 70. 

Gardner, Benjamin, 69, 70, 179, 396. 

Gardner, Betsy, 440. 

Gardner, Joseph, 179. 

Gay & Henneman, 183. 

George, John, 50, 179, 193, 194, 196, 
207, 217, 229, 237, 241, 254, 263, 
275, 301, 321, 343, 345, 356, 357, 
370, 379, 385, 391, 398, 407, 408, 
411,413, 419, 425, 432, 455. 

George, John (Capt.), 10, 15, 34, 41, 
48, 59, 62, 66, 77, 96, 103, 115, 142, 
156, 163, 164, 167, 170, 176, 181, 
230, 281, 308. 

Gerrish, Abigail, 13. 

Gerry, Elbridge, 35, 65, 82, 106, 206, 
270, 290, 323, 347. 

Gerry, Elbridge (Honbl.), 132, 163, 
247, 270, 290, 314, 322, 338, 364, 
384. 

Gilbert, James, 51. 

Gill, Moses (His Honor), 106, 132, 163, 
198, 223, 247. 

Gill, Moses (Honbl.), 65. 

Gin & her Child (a negro woman), 131. 

Goddard, Abigail, 16, 38, 46, 50, 57, 
67, 74, 76, 93, 117, 123, 137, 140, 
164, 179, 191, 213, 236, 237, 260, 
279, 307, 326, 328, 333, 336, 344, 
350, 359, 373, 456. 

Goddard, Benjamin, 342. 

Goddard, Josiah, 130, 133, 139, 236. 

Goddard, Mary, 321. 

Goddard, Patty, 211. 

Goddard, Rachel, 8, 9, 25, 38, 39, 50, 

57, 67, 74, 76, 93, 1 17, 123, 137, 140, 
164, 176, 191, 213, 237, 260, 279, 
307, 320, 325, 372. 

Godding, Jonas, 25, 26, 30. 
Godding, Spencer, 60, 236, 245, 276, 

313, 351, 353, 371, 418. 
Godding, William, 418. 
Goding, Spencer, 67. 
Goodenow, Reuben, 12. 
Goodhue, Benjamin, 18, 347. 
Gore (see also Gove). 
Gore, Christopher (Honbl.), 424, 447. 
Gorham, Nathaniel, 44, 65. 
Gove & Bemis, 243, 249. 
Grant, Christopher, 1, 15, 21, 24, 34, 

41, 56, 65, 69, 77, 81, 82, 85, 86, 91, 

180, 194, 217, 219, 241, 263, 305, 

315, 327. 

Grant, Christopher (Col.), 21, 27, 57, 

58, 62, 68, 71, 78, 84, 86, 87, 93, 95, 
139, 175, 197, 210, 228, 232, 254, 
264, 269, 282, 291. 



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Grant, Joshua, 51, 241, 249. 
Grant, Joshua (Lieut.), 96, 103. 

Green, , 371. 

Green, Abigail, 306, 328. 
Green, Widow, 369. 
Greenard, Neverson, 53. 



Hagar, , 131. 

Hagar, David, 131, 132, 133. 
Hagar, Moses, 131, 132, 138, 164, 179, 
276. 

Hagar, Samuel, 131, 178. 

Hagar, Uriah, 456. 

Hager, Francis, 328. 

Hager, Moses, 28, 42, 58, 64, 73. 

Hager, Samuel, 15, 28, 42, 54, 100, 109. 

Hale, Jonathan, 163, 198. 

Haley, Charles, 141. 

Hall, Fitch, 36. 

Hall, Fitch (Col.), 29, 30, 35, 37, 41, 

47, 49, 54, 59,61,77. 
Hall, Samuel, 28, 32, 59, 66. 
Hall & Williams, 189, 199, 204, 205. 
Hammond, Jonathan, 114, 177, 190, 

201, 214. 

Hancock, John (His Excellency), 6, 35. 
Hannah, Charlotte, 205. 
Harding, Thomas, 16, 118, 150. 
Harrington, Edward (Capt.), 86, 107, 

111, 159, 171, 190. 
Harrington, Jonathan, 20, 111, 131. 
Harrington, Nathaniel, 308, 311, 379, 

382 

Harrington, Peter, 2, 4, 118, 124, 125, 
134, 135, 140, 162, 179, 193, 204, 
215, 216, 221, 262, 268, 356, 367, 
368, 369, 379, 389, 398. 

Harrington, Samuel, 2 1 7, 22 1 , 3 1 6, 320, 
321, 324, 325, 326, 327, 331, 336, 
341, 345, 351, 356, 370, 390, 401, 
416. 

Harrington, Widow , 412. 

Harris, Catherine, 320. 
Harris, Caty, 397. 

Harris, Luda, 53, 179, 190, 279, 371, 
396 439. 

Harris, Nathaniel, 107, 111, 112, 279, 

320, 322, 370, 377, 396, 397, 417. 
Harris, Stephen, 25, 178, 252, 279, 322, 

324, 345, 352, 354, 369, 372, 377. 
Harris, Stephen, Jr., 179, 181, 229, 

237, 320, 322. 

Hasting, r , 39. 

Hastings, Benjamin, 25, 45, 57, 99, 

179, 207, 236. 
Hastings, Benjamin (Capt.), 143, 155, 

228, 271. 

Hastings, Benjamin (Lieut.), 79, 94, 
96, 122. 



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Hastings, Jonathan, 323. 

Hastings, Nathan, 439. 

Hastings, Thomas, 322. 

Hathorne, John, 347. 

Hawes, Edward, 279. 

Hay, Joseph, 179. 

Hay, William, 182, 261. 

Heald, Thomas, 330, 355. 

Heard, Thomas, 275, 303, 429. 

Heard, Thomas, Jr., 417. 

Heath, William, 18, 290, 348. 

Heath, William (Honbl.), 223, 270, 

338, 364, 385. 
Hedley, Lydia, 57. 
Heywood, Abiel, 452. 
Heywood, Abiel (Doctor), 82. 
Hide, Benjamin, 109, 110. 
Hide, Betsy, 274. 
Hide, Charles, 56. 

Hide, Enoch, 25, 59, 63, 96, 100, 125, 
129, 164, 179. 

Hide, Widow , 56. 

Hildreth, William, 223, 247, 270, 291, 
314, 364, 385, 404. 

Hildreth, William (Honbl.), 339. 

Hill, Aaron, 163, 198, 207, 247, 270, 
291, 314, 324, 364, 404. 

Hill, Aaron (Honbl.), 339, 385, 425. 

Hill, Jane, 69. 

Hill, Nathaniel, 12. 

Hill, Thomas, 109. 

Hilliard, William, 276. 

Hinds, John, 180. 

Hobbs, Ebenezer, 120, 287. 

Holt, Samuel, 2, 4, 12, 26, 29, 32, 38, 
39, 44, 47, 53, 59, 63, 66, 71, 89, 96, 
100, 113, 116, 118, 125, 129, 140, 
150, 156, 161, 179, 182, 194, 196, 
217, 240, 241, 246, 263, 308, 331, 
356, 361, 369, 379, 399, 401, 419, 
442 451. 

Holt, Samuel, Jr., 368. 

Holt, Samuel (Deacon), 281. 

Holt, Samuel M., 386, 392, 405. 

Holten, Samuel, 35. 

Hoi ton, Samuel, 18. 

Honev, Calvin, 442, 444. 

Horn, William, 441. 

Hosmer, Joseph, 6, 35. 

Houghton, Elisha, 39. 

Hovey, James, 26, 38. 

Hovey, Phinehas B., 96, 100, 220. 

Howe, Joel, 390. 

Hull, Samuel, 377. 

Hull, William, 163, 198, 223, 247, 270, 

291, 314. 
Hull, William (Honbl.), 339. 
Hunnewell, Walter, 191, 192, 215, 236, 

305, 306, 328, 332, 351, 368, 377, 

396, 417, 432, 440. 



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Hunnewell, Walter (Doctor), 46, 94, 
133, 142, 181. 

Hunt, Catharine, 235. 

Hunt, Caty, 328. 

Hunt, Eunice, 84. 

Hunt, John, 4, 44, 53, 89. 

Hunt, Richard, 39. 

Hunt, Sally, 190. 

Hunt, Samuel, 442. 

Hunt, William, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 28, 31, 
32, 36, 41, 42, 44, 49, 50, 67, 70, 76, 
79, 87, 96, 98, 102, 104, 106, 112, 
123, 127, 128, 138, 155, 156, 158, 
161, 162, 166, 169, 172, 174, 177, 
178, 179, 184, 185, 187, 188, 189, 
192, 194, 196, 198, 201, 203, 208, 
209, 211, 213, 214, 216, 219, 225, 
227, 229, 231, 234, 240, 242, 243, 
247, 249, 251, 254, 262, 264, 265, 
266, 267, 269, 271, 272, 273, 274, 
278, 279, 280, 283, 287, 289, 290, 
292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 
300; 302, 305, 307, 309, 310, 312, 
315, 318, 319, 324, 327, 329, 330, 
331, 332, 333, 334, 336, 337, 341, 
343, 345, 352, 357, 368, 413. 

Hunting, John, 342, 365, 386, 393, 
414, 419, 422, 432, 437, 455. 

Hyde, Elisha, 229. 

Hyde, Enoch, 299, 306. 

Hyde, Gershom, 353, 389. 

Ingraham, Duncan, 9, 10. 
Ingraham, Sukey, 83. 

Jackson, , 82. 

Jackson, Daniel, 34, 41, 47, 56, 65, 69, 
77, 81, 82, 85, 91, 102, 105, 106, 109, 
122, 147, 179, 193, 194, 202, 260, 
321, 326, 330, 331, 333, 336, 339, 
343, 344, 345, 356, 357, 359, 361, 
370. 

Jackson, Daniel (Capt.), 2, 3, 4, 15, 
19, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 41, 44, 
48, 50, 52, 54, 57, 58, 63, 66, 67, 69, 
71, 74, 77, 79, 84, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 
100, 101, 102, 112, 114, 115, 119, 
120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 140, 142, 
156, 165, 167, 169, 173, 181, 190, 
197, 203. 

Jackson, Daniel (Major), 350, 373, 
386. 

Jackson, Mary, 353. 

Jackson, Timothv, 229, 270, 291, 314, 

339, 364, 385, 404, 425, 447. 
Jackson, Timothy (Major), 114. 
Janes, Samuel, 51. 
Jarvis, Charles, 18. 
Jenison, Abigail, 137, 150, 154. 
Jenison, Lucy, 154, 165. 



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Jenison, Lydia, 26. 

Jenison, Phinehas, 2, 5, 11, 12, 25, 29, 

38, 58, 59, 60, 75, 94, 97, 105, 122, 

125, 126, 137, 139, 148, 179. 
Jenison, Phinehas, Jr., 25, 30, 93, 139, 

141, 148, 157, 165, 170. 
Jenison, Samuel, 11, 20, 21, 22, 39, 50, 

51, 67, 159, 165. 
Jennison, Abigail, 353, 405. 
Jennison, Phinehas, 179. 
Jennison, Samuel, 201, 260, 270, 275, 

276, 279, 280, 313, 320, 353, 361, 

374, 417. 
Jennison, T. L., 351. 
Jennison, T. L. (Doctor), 13, 191. 

Johnson, , 74. 

Jones, John C, 347. 

Jones, Joseph, 117, 148, 156, 164, 179, 

194, 207, 217, 241, 245, 263. 
Jones, Samuel, 257, 275. 

Kemball, Richard, Jr., 313. 
Kendall, Paul, 320, 409, 442. 
Kendall, Samuel (Revd.), 302. 
Kenrick, John, 237. 
Kent, Ebenezer, 5, 8, 14, 17, 39, 145, 

179, 199, 207, 214, 229, 254, 275. 
Kent, Ebenezer (Capt.), 93. 
Kent, Ebenezer (Major), 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 

28, 36, 44, 59, 78, 125, 129, 155, 156, 

160, 181, 182. 
Kingsberry, Elijah, 235. 
Kittredge, Thomas, 347. 

Laffan, Jude, 397. 
Laffan, Robert, 145, 179. 
Lamson, Isaac, 287. 
Lane, Otis, 237. 

Learned, Mrs. , 13. 

Learned, Bezl., 9, 13, 50, 53, 57,74,93, 

117, 137, 148, 190, 214, 258, 269, 

270, 320, 396, 409, 418. 
Learned, Bezaleel, 354, 450. 
Learned, Elisha, 42, 94. 
Learned, Hannah, 6, 10, 16. 
Learned, James, 150, 186, 211, 231, 

233. 

Learned, Jedidiah, 10, 16. 

Learned, Josiah, 6, 26, 331, 336, 341, 
354, 362, 366, 372, 373, 376, 377, 
378, 379, 382, 383, 387, 389, 391, 
394, 395, 409, 411, 416, 419, 422, 
426, 441. 

Learned, Mary, 76, 165, 201, 235, 276, 
292, 320, 328, 371, 416, 432, 450. 

Learned, Oliver, 299. 

Learned, Paul, 8, 51, 170, 179, 192, 
258, 282, 307, 308, 311, 320, 331, 
332, 336, 353, 372, 389, 398, 409 
417, 426, 440, 441. 



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Learned, Samuel, 26. 

Learned, Tabitha, 93, 94, 102, 141, 

150, 190. 
Learned, Widow, 25. 
Learned, William, 16, 421. 

Leathe, Jedidiah, 1, 2, 4, 7, 16, 22, 28, 
179, 214, 215, 217, 221, 229, 240, 
250, 255, 289, 313, 335, 336, 360, 
361. 

Leathe, Jedidiah (Deacon), 32, 49, 59, 
63, 64, 93, 96, 100, 104, 114, 125, 
128, 129, 153, 156, 161, 172, 176, 
194, 195, 196, 199, 242, 283, 288, 
295, 311, 312. 

Leathe, John, 437. 

Leathe, William, 104, 124, 129, 164, 
170, 173, 181, 183, 194, 241, 249, 
281, 289, 308, 311, 356, 361, 364, 
385, 421, 452. 

Leathe & Spur, 155. 

Leathe & Spurr, 199, 214. 

Leavenworth, Sally, 75. 

Leavitt, Josiah, 2, 4, 28, 60, 64, 96, 
124, 183, 392. 

Lee, Joseph, 26. 

Lenox, Cornelius, 371, 397, 405, 417. 

Leonard, George, 348. 

Lincoln, Levi (His Honor), 424, 447. 

Lincoln, Levi (Honbl.), 404. 

Livermore, Amos, 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 15, 17, 
19, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 34, 36, 41, 
47, 49, 53, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 71, 
78, 79, 87, 93, 98, 99, 104, 133, 142, 

151, 159, 171, 175, 180, 182, 185, 
204, 210, 211, 215, 219, 223, 248, 
254, 261, 266, 271, 279, 310, 315, 
327, 329, 379, 398, 409. 

Livermore, Amos, Jr., 156, 170, 180, 
216, 221, 241, 263, 330, 337, 354, 
356, 357, 367, 369, 377, 378, 380, 
383, 387, 389, 394, 396, 399, 411, 
441,451,456. 

Livermore, David, 96, 102, 124, 135, 
156, 164, 193, 216, 240, 262, 267, 
281, 308, 311, 378, 398, 408, 409, 
419, 422. 

Livermore, Elisha, 218, 219, 220, 240, 
242, 262, 263, 265, 267, 268, 281, 
289, 331, 332, 355, 357, 361, 398, 
419, 422,441,442, 451. 

Locke, Stephen, 390. 

Loker, Hannah, 51. 

Loker, John, 354. 

Loker, Willard, 235. 

Longley, Joshua, 413, 417. 

Lord, John, 348. 

Loud, Edward, 4, 207, 306. 

Lowd, Edward, 229, 230, 245, 250, 
254, 271, 272, 275, 277, 281, 289, 
293, 296, 299, 306, 307, 312, 317, 



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325, 327, 331, 336, 337, 340, 341, 
345, 346, 349, 351, 355, 356, 365, 
366, 367, 372, 373, 379, 381, 382, 
383, 391, 392, 393, 395, 397, 398, 
401, 402, 403, 405, 407, 410, 414, 
416, 418, 420, 421, 422, 423, 425, 
427, 428, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 
435, 437, 438, 439, 440, 447, 449, 
451, 454, 456. 
Luce, Aaron, 362. 

Maddocks, Ruth, 292. 

Maddox, Ruth, 8, 9, 38, 40, 67, 73, 

112, 137, 165, 201, 214, 328, 371. 
Marshall, Catha, 269, 270, 354, 396, 

418, 450. 
Marshall, Catharine, 214. 
Marshall, Francis, 9, 13, 137, 148, 190. 
Mason, Daniel, 1, 61, 67, 74, 276, 324. 
Mason, Josiah, Jr., 377. 
Mason, Moses, 9. 
Mattoon, Ebenezer, 348. 
Maynard, Jonathan, 223, 247, 270, 

291, 314, 385. 
Maynard, Jonathan (Honbl.), 339, 

364, 404. 
Meacham, John, 2, 178, 395, 439. 
Mead, Israel, 159. 
Mead, Joseph, 141,211,231. 
Medlock, Michael, 27. 
Mellen, Leonard, 275, 303, 343, 357. 

Mellen, (Major) , 3. 

Mellen, Thomas, (Major), 15, 16, 19, 

27 28 32 41 49. 
Merchant, John, 118, 150, 247, 254, 

275, 281, 289, 301, 321, 345, 370, 

391. 

Miles, Isaac, 456. 
Miller, Hezekiah, 279. 
Mirick, Benjamin, 275, 303. 
Mirick, Benjamin, Jr., 257. 

Mixer, Mr. , 6. 

Mixer, Josiah, 2, 28, 32, 51, 96, 100, 

118, 126, 179, 216, 221,240. 
Moore, Josiah, 418. 
Moore, Uriah, 388. 
Morse, Abner W., 243, 252. 
Morse, Eliakim, 370, 411, 412, 413, 

432, 455. 
Morse, Eliakim (Doctor), 370. 
Morse, Levi, 96, 101, 118, 141, 216, 

222. 

Munrow, Nathan, 229. 

Murdock, Artemas, 118, 125, 141, 207, 
217, 229, 233, 257, 301, 314, 321, 
338, 361, 403, 404, 413, 426, 437 
446, 450. 

Murdock, Robert, 433. 

Newell, Timothy, 348. 



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Nichols, Gilbert, 342, 365, 386, 392, 
414, 437. 

Nixon, Mr. , 339. 

Nixon, Joseph, 16, 32, 36, 43, 47, 48, 
54, 59, 60, 63, 64, 68, 71, 72, 87, 96, 
100, 125, 129, 135, 143, 147, 149, 
157, 161, 162, 165, 168, 186. 

Norcross, Elijah, 178, 396, 405, 413, 
414, 429, 437. 

Norcross, Hellen, 298. 

Norcross, Jerusha, 178. 

Norcross, Josiah, 26, 59, 179. 

Norcross, Seth, 11. 

Nutting, Charles, 26. 

Nutting, Mary, 450. 

Nutting, Phinehas, 305. 

Nutting, Samuel, 4, 8, 44, 53, 229. 

Nye, Samuel, 377. 

Oakes, Daniel, 26, 38. 
Orne, Azor, 18. 
Osborn, John, 306. 

Page, Levi, 233. 
Palmer, Eliza, 328. 
Palmer & Co., Eliza, 405. 
Park, Cornelius, 25, 46. 
Park, Joseph, 39. 

Parker, Benjamin (Doctor), 42, 44, 94. 

Parker, Calvin, 361. 

Parker, Daniel, 42, 43, 44, 94. 

Parker, Ephraim, 181. 

Parker, Isaac, 348. 

Parsons, Mr. — - , 111, 199, 248. 

Parsons, Theophilus, 236, 248. 

Partridge, Timothy, 176. 

Patten, Isaac, 4, 8, 98, 105, 186, 217, 

230, 236, 313, 350, 360. 
Patten, Thomas, 13, 14, 27, 44, 179, 

180, 194, 197, 326, 333, 344. 

Pearsons, Mr. , 246. 

Pearsons, Abijah, 131, 132. 

Pegg, (a Mulattoe Woman), 292, 313. 

Peirce, Isaac, 454. 

Peirce, Joseph, 44, 145, 156, 161, 182, 
186, 198, 211, 231, 247, 257, 275, 
276, 303, 305, 316, 387, 388, 400, 
403, 406, 408, 412, 413, 419, 442, 
444, 453. 

Perling, Hannah, 14. 

Perry, Ebenezer, 377. 

Phillips, Samuel, 18, 270. 

Pomroy, William M., 433. 

Pond, Lydia, 92. 

Pond, Zaccheus, 398, 401, 439. 

Popenberrv, William, 16, 21, 26, 46, 
52, 57, 75, 88, 179, 235. 

Popenbury, William, 11. 

Porter, Israel, 371, 396. 

Porter, Rebecca, 169. 



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Pratt, Jesse, 280. 
Pratt, John, 280. 
Prentice, Benjamin, 352. 
Prentice, (Deacon), 206. 
Prentice, Ellis, 257, 275, 303, 342. 
Prentice, Hannah, 351, 352. 
Prentice, Henry, 4, 8. 
Prentice, Joseph, 39. 
Prentice, Samuel, 206, 323. 
Prentice, Solomon, 8, 9, 39, 180. 
Prentice, Thomas, 26, 165, 176, 229. 
Prentiss, Samuel, 323. 
Prescott, Oliver, 447. 

Rainger, Anna, 10, 38, 40, 67, 74, 112, 

141, 142, 154. 
Reed, Cuff, 371. 

Remington, John, 14, 82, 101, 102, 
179, 182, 200, 203, 205. 

Remington, John, Jr., 142. 

Rice, Thomas, 348. 

Richardson, Edward, 15, 48, 77, 88. 

Richardson, Richard, 156, 161, 175, 
183, 206, 433. 

Richardson, William, 368, 371. 

Robbins, Artemas, 12. 

Robbins, Betsy, 12. 

Robbins, Edward H., 270, 290. 

Robbins, Edward H. (His Honor), 
314, 338, 364, 385, 404. 

Robbins, James, 10, 28, 32, 34, 35, 45, 
58, 59, 64, 65, 69, 77, 81, 82, 85, 95, 
112, 115, 122, 123, 124, 142, 147, 
155, 156, 161, 162, 164, 166, 169, 
174, 178, 179, 181, 184 187, 189, 
191, 193, 194, 196, 207, 210, 216, 
220, 226, 229, 239, 241, 254, 263, 
266, 275, 282, 301, 308, 310, 316, 
321, 331, 336, 345, 356, 358, 361, 
370, 391, 413, 431, 432. 

Robbins, John, 342, 365, 386. 

Robbins, Jonathan, 393, 414, 419, 422, 
437,442. 

Robbins, Josiah, 231, 257. 

Robbins, Nancy, 12. 

Robbins, Nathaniel, 12, 353. 

Robbins, Polly, 12. 

Robbins, Sally, 12. 

Robbins, Samuel, 53, 89. 

Robbins & White, 322. 

Robinson, Daniel, 342, 365. 

Rossetter, David, 348. 

Runey, Robert, 439. 

Russell, David, 102, 118, 141, 190. 

Russell, Hubbard, 140, 179, 217, 238, 
365, 394, 400, 408, 412. 

Russell, Joseph, 384, 429. 

Russell, Joseph, Jr., 150, 186,211,426, 
437, 450. 

Russell, Nathaniel, 150. 



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Russell, Thomas, 47, 50. 



Safford, Thomas, 26, 38, 39. 
Salge, John J., 172, 176, 179. 
Sanderson, Abner, 122, 127, 261, 286, 
328. 

Sanderson, John (Deacon), 74, 90, 92, 

113, 114, 120, 154, 235. 
Sanderson, Josiah, 12, 180. 
Sanderson, Phinehas, 379, 382, 419. 
Sanderson, Sappy, 424. 
Sanger, Aaron, 233, 257, 354, 356, 361, 

391, 413, 419, 432, 442, 455. 
Sanger, Daniel, 94, 179, 182, 186, 223, 

226, 231, 331, 336, 356, 361, 365, 

398, 400, 419, 422. 
Sanger, David, 2, 28, 29, 30, 32, 59, 77, 

78, 96, 103, 125, 133, 146, 157, 158, 

159, 171, 179, 194, 217, 229, 299, 

366. 

Sanger, John, 158, 179, 361, 362. 

Sanger, Richard, 58, 64, 83, 96, 100, 
124, 156, 163, 170, 174, 193, 197, 
216, 240, 345, 365, 386, 393, 414, 
437. 

Sanger, Spencer, 148. 

Sanger, William, 39, 179. 

Sanger & Sawyer, 187, 204, 215, 226. 

Sawin, Daniel, 180, 223, 280, 281, 307, 

331, 337. 
Sawin, Daniel, Jr., 58, 65. 
Seger, Ebenezer, 143, 179, 186. 
Sever, William, 348. 
Sewall, Samuel, 22. 
Sheppard, William, 347. 
Simmons, Edward, 186, 211. 
Simmons, James, 118, 150, 171, 182, 

186, 211, 230, 276, 308, 311, 331, 

336. 

Slack, John, 287. 

Slater, Peter, 377. 

Smith, Grace, 321. 

Smith, Hugh, 68. 

Smith, Jonas, 379, 382. 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr., 347. 

Smith, Shubael, 229, 313. 

Soden, Samuel, 20, 37, 180, 197. 

Soley, Nathaniel, 15, 48. 

Sparahawk, Blake, 8. 

Sparhawk, Blake, 44, 53, 89, 150, 186, 

211,231. 
Sparhawk, Edward, 71, 179. 

Spear, , 39. 

Spear, William, 39. 

Spring, , 39. 

Spring, Convers, 42, 44. 

Spring, Marshall, 159, 178, 449, 453, 

454. 

Spring, Marshall (Doctor), 26, 41, 49, 
50, 60, 71, 72, 81, 115, 133, 146, 156, 



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163, 167, 191, 205, 243, 276, 296. 
Spur, Francis, 44, 53, 89, 118. 
Spurr, Francis, 150, 186, 21 1, 215. 
Stearns, David, 114. 
Stearns, George, 344, 432, 450. 
Stearns, Isaac, 6. 

Stearns, John, 54, 57, 60, 67, 165, 186, 

191,212, 219, 245. 
Stearns, Josiah, 54, 348. 
Stearns, Mary, 186, 190. 
Stearns, Phinehas, 179. 
Stearns, Phinehas (Capt.), 25, 29, 54, 

60, 118. 

Stedman, Ebenezer, 82, 87, 95, 110, 
124, 207. 

Stetson, Ebenezer, 26, 38, 39, 179, 365. 
Stimpson, John, 179, 182, 238, 306, 
396. 

Stimpson, John, Jr., 182, 231, 257, 

275, 405, 414, 437. 
Stone, Abigail, 322. 
Stone, Abijah, 26, 180, 192, 198, 203. 
Stone, Asa, 345, 370. 
Stone, Daniel, 342. 

Stone, David, 3, 4, 6, 7, 20, 21, 23, 30, 
33, 36, 40, 46, 52, 59, 61, 87, 115, 
160, 172, 180, 183, 193, 194, 196, 
238, 281, 288, 289. 

Stone, James, 390. 

Stone, John, 207. 

Stone, Jonathan, 1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 20, 25, 
26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 45, 46, 52, 58, 61, 
63, 64, 87, 95, 98, 109, 115, 117, 124, 
127, 130, 136, 139, 143, 144, 151, 
153, 154, 155, 158, 164, 171, 172, 
173, 191, 192, 193, 194, 199, 200, 
207, 215, 221, 241, 244, 247, 280, 
334, 397, 404, 418, 422, 423, 428, 
441, 442, 444, 447, 451, 456. 

Stone, Jonathan, Jr., 426, 437. 

Stone, Joseph, 44. 

Stone, Leonard, 451. 

Stone, Martin, 119. 

Stone, Moses, 175, 180, 206, 229, 322, 
323. 

Stone, Moses (Lieut.), 50, 83. 

Stone, Nathaniel, 31, 47, 66, 67, 71, 
73, 75, 77, 80, 81, 85, 86, 92, 95, 97, 
99, 107, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118, 154, 
180, 195, 203, 204, 208, 211, 238, 
390. 

Stone, Nathaniel, Jr., 8, 9, 38, 40. 

Stone, William, 12, 72, 168, 180, 193, 
206, 216, 217, 221, 240, 242, 262, 
267, 268, 283, 307, 331, 333, 352, 
355. 

Strong, Caleb (His Excellency), 270, 

290, 314, 338, 364, 384, 404. 
Strong, Caleb (Honbl.), 247. 
Sullivan, James (His Excellency), 424. 



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Sullivan, James (Honbl.), 163, 338, 
^ 347, 364, 384, 404. 
Sumner, Increase, 18. 
Sumner, Increase (His Excellencv), 
198, 223. 

Sumner, Increase (Honbl.), 132, 163. 
Swan. Ebenezer, 193. 
Swann, Ebenezer, 361, 362. 
Svmes, James, 4. 

Symmes, James, 44, 53, 141, 299, 300. 

Tainter, Benjamin, 26, 71, 76, 80, 84, 
85, 90, 100, 107, 117, 125, 129, 134, 
164, 170, 180, 193, 194, 196. 

Tainter, Eires, 131. 

Tainter, John, 11. 25, 39. 

Tainter, Marv, 16, 21, 26, 46, 52, 57, 
75, 88. 

Tainter, Widow, 11, 94, 115. 
Tavlor, Isaac, 153, 154, 190. 
Thaxter, Levi, 398, 429, 453. 
Thayer, Clinton, 405, 414, 437. 
Thaver, Zipheon, 38. 
Thompson, William, 298, 3"0, 40", 
408. 

Tilton, Josiah, 54. 

Tilton Nathan, 182, 190, 191, 235, 
237.' 

Tolman, Elijah, 93, 234, 235. 
Tower, Jonathan, 396. 
Townsend, David, 11. 
Townsend, David, Jr., 456. 
Trowbndge, Edmund, 342, 429. 
Trowbridse, Edmund, Jr., 369, 371, 

409, 41", 439. 
Tucker, John, 44, 161, 231, 25", 275, 

303, 342, 365, 386, 392, 396, 414, 

426, 437. 
Tucker 6c Peirce, 179. 
Tufts, Cotton, 348. 
Turner, Charles, 348. 
Turner, Joseph, 118, 150. 
Tuttle, John L., 398, 419, 425, 432, 

439, 452. 

Tuttle, John L. (Honbl.), 447, 452. 
Tuttle, Stephen, 8, 22, 29, 32, 44, 52, 

53, 59, 64, 89, 96, 100, 118, 125, 129, 

150, 182, 186. 
Twiss, Elias, 118, 150, 186, 211, 231, 

241, 244, 257, 275, 303. 

Upham, Edward, 348. 

Varnum, Joseph B., 6, 18, 35, 66, 82, 

88, 104, 106, 208, 256. 
Varnum, Joseph B. (Honbl.), 145, 302, 

347 392 435 447. 
Vauehan 6c Apthorp, 402, 406, 407. 
Vila, Daniel, 345, 365, 386, 392, 414, 

43". 

Vila, Dorcas, 306. 



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Vila, James, 180. 

Vinall, John, 68, 82, 101, 102, 1 13, 179, 

184, 203, 230, 235. 
Vinall, John, Jr., 183. 
Vinall, William, 68, 82, 191, 229, 261. 
Vose, Ebenezer, 301, 313, 325, 352, 

369, 3~1, 413, 432. 
Vose, Mark, 390. 
Vose, William, 170. 

Wagner, Nathaniel, 390, 395, 396. 
Wafes, Elkanah, 36. 
Wales, Nathaniel, 429. 
Walker, Hannah, 100. 
Walker, Mercv, 100. 
Walker, Nancv, 100. 
Walker, Samuel, 100. 
Walter, John, 207. 

Ward, Artemas, 25, 314, 364, 385, 404. 
Ward, Artemas (Honbl.), 339, 425, 
44". 

Ward, James, 26. 

Ware, Eohraim, 280. 

Warren, "Charles, 94, 1 '9, 186, 211. 

Warren, Ephraim, 41, 43, 54, 301, 307. 

Warren, James, 348. 

Warren, John, 390, 395. 

Warren, Moses, 2, 4, 20, 28, 31, 32, 36, 
58, 59, 63, 95, 97, 99, 125, 129, 194, 
197, 236, 260, 270, 416, 455. 

Warren, Moses, Jr., 276, 329, 328, 331, 
369, 378. 

Warren, Nathan, 321. 

Warren, S., 92. 

Warren, Samuel, 20, 22, 32, 50, 52, 53, 
54, 74, 92, 114, 118, 122, 123. 

Warren, Samuel W., 371, 377, 389, 
453. 

Warren, Widow, 439, 450. 

Waters, Daniel, 236, 237, 292. 

Waters, Daniel (Capt.), 100. 

Watson, Jacob, 374. 

Weld, Mr. — ■ 92. 

Weld, Nathaniel, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 
39, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 
52, 53, 54, 56, 59, 61, 63, 64, 67, 68, 
73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 83, 84, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 98, 101, 103, 
104, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 125, 127, 
128, 129, 134, 135, 13", 139, 140, 
141, 142, 143, 144, 148, 150, 151, 
153, 154, 156, 157, 160, 161, 164, 
165, 168, 174, 175, 177, 179, 181, 
182, 183, 186, 188, 189, 190, 193, 
194, 195, 196, 200, 202, 204, 205, 
207, 209, 210, 211, 213, 214, 217, 
220, 224, 228, 229, 230, 231, 233, 
234, 235, 236, 238 , 239, 241, 243, 
244, 245, 249, 252, 254, 25", 258, 



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260, 261, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, 
272, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 
282, 287, 288, 290, 300, 301, 306, 
308, 313, 320, 321, 324, 332, 334, 
335, 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 344, 
345, 349, 351, 352, 354, 360, 361, 
363, 364, 365, 369, 370, 371, 372, 
374, 375, 376, 379, 381, 382, 383, 
385, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 
395, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 403, 
408, 411, 412, 413, 417, 420, 421, 
423, 429, 432, 442, 443, 445, 453, 
455. 

Weld, Nathaniel, Jr., 211, 231, 257, 
275, 303, 365, 386, 392, 414, 437. 

Welkins, Mrs., 329. 

Wellington, Mr. , 147. 

Wellington, Edmund, 186, 211, 231, 
263, 442, 444. 

Wellington, Ephraim, 419, 422. 

Wellington, J., 207. 

Wellington, Jeduthun, 206. 

Wellington, Joel, 261, 274, 275, 292, 
298. 

Wellington, Samuel, 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 
13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 33, 43, 48, 60, 
62, 71, 72, 73, 75, 86, 92, 97, 98, 99, 
106, 107, 111, 114, 115, 116, 125, 
142, 147, 148, 156, 161, 165, 167, 
175, 179, 180, 181, 185, 197, 229, 
240, 241, 244, 254, 263, 275, 282, 
294, 298, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 
308, 310, 311, 315, 320, 395. 

Wellington, Samuel, Jr., 8, 150, 186, 
274. 

Wellington, Samuel (Lieut.), 15, 16, 

19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 32, 

36, 39, 44, 49, 77, 96. 
Wellington, Thomas, 193, 196, 237, 

261,324, 331,407. 
Wellington, Thomas (Capt.), 165, 181, 

182, 186, 191,201,224. 
Wellington, William, 286, 369, 394, 

400, 415, 421,433. 
Wendell, Oliver, 347. 
Weston, Charles, 432, 455. 
Weston, Zechh, 22, 25. 
Whaland, Daniel, 109. 
Whaland, Henry, 109. 
Wheeler, Elisha, 353. 
Wheeler, Loring, 429. 
White, Abijah, 186, 211, 231, 257, 275, 

286. 

White, Andrew, 261. 
White, Andrew, Jr., 30, 34, 118, 141, 
321. 

White, Andrew (2d.), 342. 
White, Benjamin, 229. 
White, Betsy, 439. 
White, Daniel, 141. 



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White, Hannah, 320, 354. 

White, Jedidiah, 21, 44, 48, 53, 59, 64, 

89, 104, 141. 
White, Joel, 39. 

White, John L., 392, 414, 419, 422, 
437. 

White, Jonas, 179, 254, 283, 287, 296, 

309, 310, 312, 315, 316, 318, 319, 

321, 327, 331, 332, 333, 334, 341, 

342, 367, 387, 397, 401, 411, 412, 

416, 429, 430, 436, 452, 455. 
White, Jonas, Jr., 36, 43, 44, 62, 98, 

139, 147, 167, 179, 181, 204. 
White, Joseph, 342, 365, 386, 393, 398, 

401,414, 419, 437. 
White, Josiah, 393, 414, 437. 
White, Lucy, 299, 300, 413, 428. 
White, Moses, 147, 162, 174, 178, 179, 

184, 187, 189, 196, 207, 228, 229, 

254, 275, 279, 283, 287, 301, 315, 

321, 327, 329, 339, 343, 344, 345, 

352 359 370. 
White, Moses, jr., 211,231. 
White, Moses (Major), 37, 38, 59, 77, 

79, 96, 103, 115, 142, 155, 156, 181, 

185, 197,244,254, 262,265,266, 287. 
White, Nancy, 252. 
White, Samuel, 29, 49, 60, 61, 96, 102, 

103, 133, 156, 159, 171, 175, 180, 

197, 199,215, 238, 418. 
White, Samuel, Jr., 390. 
White, Sarah, 299, 300, 413, 428. 

White, Widow , 258, 269. 

White & Co., Major Moses, 15, 48. 

Whiting, John, 348. 

Whitney, Abraham, 13, 39, 45, 76, 

133, 179, 229, 306. 
Whitney, Amasa, 236. 
Whitney, Benjamin, 8, 9, 38, 40, 67, 

73, 112, 165, 176, 214, 252. 
Whitney, Charles, 321, 342, 356, 361, 

374, 419, 423. 
Whitney, Daniel, 66, 106, 132, 179, 

204, 223, 247, 270, 291. 
Whitney, Daniel (Deacon), 87, 104, 

114, 116, 156, 161, 162. 
Whitney, Daniel (Honbl.), 163, 198. 
Whitney, Deliverance, 8, 38, 40, 67, 

73, 113, 137, 165, 192. 
Whitney, Ezekiel, 28, 32, 96, 100, 178, 

180, 341, 390. 
Whitney, Ezekiel, Jr., 93, 116, 140, 

162, 179, 181, 365. 
Whitney, Francis, 405, 414, 437 
Whitney, Israel, 342, 356, 361, 379, 

382, 419, 422, 442, 444. 
Whitney, James B., 393, 405. 
Whitney, Jonathan, 131, 179. 
Whitney, Lemuel, 89, 118, 150, 186, 

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Whitney, Moses, 179, 229, 429. 

Whitney, Nathaniel R., 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 
13, 16, 21, 22, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 
43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 
57, 58,61,63, 64, 65,66, 68, 69,71, 
74, 77, 79, 87, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 
98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 
109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 
117, 119, 120, 122, 124, 125, 126, 
127, 128, 129, 133, 134, 135, 137, 
138, 140, 143, 149, 150, 153, 154, 
155, 157, 160, 162, 164, 165, 166, 
169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 
177, 178, 183, 184, 187, 188, 189, 
190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 196, 197, 
198, 199, 200, 201, 203, 204, 207, 
208, 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 
219, 221, 222, 225, 227, 229, 230, 
231, 234, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 
244, 245, 246, 249, 250, 252, 253, 
254, 255, 256, 257, 260, 261, 262, 
263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 
271, 272, 273, 276, 278, 279, 280, 
281, 282, 283, 287. 288, 289, 290, 
292, 293, 295, 297; 299, 300, 302, 
305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 312, 
313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 319, 322, 
324, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 
333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 341, 
344, 346, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 
357, 358, 359, 361, 362, 363, 365, 
366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 373, 
376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 
383, 384, 387, 388, 389, 391, 394, 
395, 396, 397, 399, 400, 401, 403, 
404, 406, 407, 408 , 409, 410, 411, 
412, 413, 417, 418, 420, 421, 422, 
423, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 
431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 438, 439, 
440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 
447, 449, 450, 451, 452, 454, 455, 
456 

Whitney, Nathaniel R., Jr., 231, 257, 



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275 303, 386, 392, 398, 401, 405, 
442, 444. 

Whitney, Nathaniel Ruggles, 1, 27, 32 

35, 102 
Whitney, Phinehas, 306. 
Whitney, Samuel, 179, 180. 
Whitney, Simon, 140, 179. 
Whitney, Widow, 9. 
Whitney & Cook, 395. 
Whitney & Co., Nathaniel, Jr., 336. 
Wight, Aaron (Doctor), 236. 
Wilde, Samuel S., 349. 
Wiley & Adams, 396, 429. 
Willet & Bullard, 377. 

Williams, Mr. , 114. 

Williams, Amasa, 390, 450. 

Williams, David, 17. 

Williams, George, 115. 

Williams, Henry, 179. 

Williams, Henry (Capt.), 59, 66, 96, 

103, 113, 125. 
Williams, John, 58, 59, 65, 179, 183. 
Williams, John (Major), 181. 
Williams, Timothy, 3, 15, 27, 30, 35, 

36,41,47, 48, 49, 77. 
Williams & Company, George, 142. 
Winchester, William, 217, 221, 263, 

281,289, 308, 311. 
Winthrop, James, 18, 347. 
Winthrop, William, 223, 330, 355. 
Wiser, Benjamin, 432, 437, 442, 444, 

451,455. 

Wiswall. Enoch, 388, 398, 401, 442, 
451. 

Wiswall & Moore, 365. 
Withington, Elijah, 76. 
Wood, (Doctor), 42. 
Wood, Henry, 223. 

Wood, Jonas, 99, 160, 234, 236, 238, 

279, 322, 388, 392, 395. 
Woodman, John, 348. 
Wyeth, Ebenezer, 206. 
Wyeth, Jonas, Jr., 323. 



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Ale wives {see Fishery) 
Almshouse, the {see also Poor, the) 
341. 

boundaries and location of, 109, 179, 
201, 278, 287, 291, 295, 310, 402, 
406. 

Committee for, 111, 127, 154, 204, 
215. 

improvements for, 75, 109, 111, 136, 
137, 190, 200, 202, 205, 214, 324, 
344. 

lease of, 107, 108, 137, 165, 201, 224. 

manner of supporting, 138. 
Almshouse in Boston, the, 306, 321. 
American War {see Enlistment) 47, 49, 
50. 

Amherst, town of, 348. 

Andover, town of, 57, 347. 

Artillery Company, 78, 93. 

Ashby, town of, 12. 

Assessors, account for services of, 7, 
22, 30, 45, 46, 51,61, 87, 98, 117, 
127, 154, 171, 191, 199, 214, 219, 
237, 242, 247, 260, 265, 279, 283, 
305, 315, 327, 333, 352, 357, 380, 
399,414, 428,451,456. 
chosen, 1, 28, 58, 95, 124, 155, 164, 
192, 198, 216, 239, 247, 262, 280, 
307, 330, 354, 378, 397, 418, 441. 

Barnstable-district, 348. 

Barnstable, town of, 348. 

Bass Viol, a, 252. 

Bathing tubs, 296, 328. 

Beech, the {Beach), 159. 

Bell, Town, the, 10, 11, 25, 44, 141, 
276, 313, 456. 

Bemis's dam 3 343. 

Bemis's Lane, 179, 365, 375, 380. 

Berkshire-district, 348. 

Berwick, town of, 348. 

Bird's Tavern, 358, 454. 

Blacksmith shop, 118. 

Boston,* town of, 8, 27, 40, 41, 44, 45, 
47, 68, 70, 75, 79, 83, 108, 110, 
113, 136, 137, 139, 140, 166, 168, 
200, 202, 214, 224, 225, 250, 272, 
273, 279, 294, 295, 299, 306, 317, 
318, 321, 340, 342, 347, 366, 367, 
386, 387, 409, 427, 431, 448, 450. 

Brick-kiln, the, 179. 

Brickyard, the, 133, 366. 

Bridge, a, 333, 352, 377. 

the, 41, 57, 191, 211, 227, 228, 276, 
352, 369, 402, 406, 407, 409, 417, 
439. 

over the Charles River, 41, 161, 166, 
169, 172, 173, 188, 252, 253, 254, 
279, 343. 



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Creek, the, 120, 260, 276, 278, 279, 

288, 298, 371, 376, 377. 

Great, the, 2, 7, 23, 25, 29, 41, 42, 
53, 54, 55, 57, 60, 89, 90, 93, 97, 

119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 151, 152, 
158, 161, 170, 187, 189, 190, 197, 
212, 213, 214, 218, 226, 228, 229, 
231, 232, 233, 242, 251, 252, 259, 
261, 263, 266, 271, 273, 274, 278, 
282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 288, 304, 
306, 309, 313, 315, 320, 325, 327, 

328, 332, 341, 344, 352, 354, 392, 
394, 396, 400, 408, 412, 428, 429, 
455, 456. 

lottery tickets, 14, 26, 44, 55, 62, 66, 
67, 71, 76. 

new, the, 219, 340, 343. 

Stone, a, 334. 

temporary, a, 275. 

Treadeway {Tredeway 's), 25, 161, 
211, 212, 219, 220, 238, 304, 310, 
326, 328, 329, 334, 339, 340, 352, 
367, 368, 402, 406, 407, 412, 426, 
429. 

Waste, the, 211, 214, 358. 

Watertown, 44, 55, 66, 67, 71. 
Bristol-district, 348. 
Brookline, town of, 92. 
Burying place, the {Burying Yard), 
47, 50, 329, 350, 359, 371, 372, 
377, 390, 396. 
Buxton, town of, 348. 
By-law for measuring wood, 3. 
Cambridge line, the, 140, 161, 205, 

329, 342, 365. 

town of, 16, 41, 50, 51, 52, 79, 83, 
100, 109, 112, 116, 142, 144, 145, 
161, 164, 169, 183, 186, 205, 206, 
207, 230, 243, 265, 266, 273, 274, 

289, 304, 311, 322, 323, 326, 328, 
335, 340, 343, 347, 358, 409, 433, 
439. 

West, 420, 433. 
Chain men, 79, 84, 92, 105. 
Charles River, the, 23, 41, 53, 89, 119, 

120, 144, 145, 146, 151, 158, 161, 
166, 169, 171, 172, 173, 184, 187, 
188, 205, 227, 228, 231, 243, 251, 
252, 253, 254, 265, 266, 273, 279, 
284, 322, 338, 340, 343, 363, 384, 
403, 423, 446. 

Charlestown, 16, 131, 158. 

Clerks of the Market chosen, 2, 6, 7, 
28,59, 96,125,156,193, 217, 241, 
263, 281, 308, 331, 356, 379, 398, 
419, 442. 



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Coffin, account for making {see 
Funerals) 

Company of Horse, 78. 

Concord, town of, 14, 27, 94, 100, 102, 
123, 160, 215, 253, 254, 260, 299, 
300, 304, 326, 328, 358, 389, 390, 
450,454. 
Turnpike, 323. 

Congress of the United States, 17, 21, 
22, 33, 34, 80,81,82, 85, 88, 101, 
104, 143, 145, 208, 255, 302, 346, 
347, 391,392, 434, 435. 

Constables chosen, 1, 7, 35, 43, 66, 71, 
97, 124, 134, 135, 156, 163, 167, 
170, 173, 192, 197, 198, 203, 216, 
221, 240, 262, 264, 271, 280, 281, 
307, 315, 330, 331, 339, 355, 378, 
381, 398, 407, 408, 411, 412, 419, 

425, 441. 

Constitution, the, revision of, 108, 110. 

Cook's old house, 179. 

Copper-Serpent, a, 328. 

Counsellors, votes for, 65, 66, 105, 106, 
130, 132, 162, 163, 196, 198, 222, 
223, 245, 246, 247, 268, 270, 289, 
290, 291, 312, 314, 337, 338, 339, 
362, 364, 382, 384, 385, 401, 404, 
422, 424, 425, 445, 447, 448. 

County Register, the, 81, 82, 84, 86, 
87, 91, 95, 108, 110, 122, 124, 259, 
264, 378. 

Treasurer, the, 2, 23, 29, 55, 60, 84, 
91, 95, 122, 124, 153, 155, 189, 
193, 213, 217, 234, 240, 259, 264, 
278, 282, 304, 309, 326, 330, 350, 
352, 355, 375, 378, 394, 396, 398, 
415,432, 438,439,441,452. 
Court at Concord, the, 27, 260, 389, 
390, 450. 

Circuit, the, 44, 45, 79, 139, 168, 
431. 

Common pleas, the, 20, 51, 83, 116, 

144, 145, 160, 186, 215, 230, 239, 
299, 300. 

District, the, 113, 140. 
Federal, the, 205. 

General, the {see Legislature), 8, 10, 
21, 22, 33, 34, 40, 41, 65, 68, 70, 
77, 79, 81, 86, 87, 88, 104, 105, 
108, 110, 123, 132, 136, 137, 143, 

145, 166, 168, 169, 170, 172, 187, 
188, 200, 202, 208, 224, 225, 232, 
250, 251, 255, 272, 273, 284, 294, 
295, 302, 313, 317, 318, 337, 340, 
342, 346, 363, 366, 367, 383, 386, 
387, 391, 392, 403, 410, 411, 423, 

426, 430, 434, 435, 448. 
General Sessions, the, 51, 52, 83, 94, 

100, 102, 116, 123, 144, 145, 160, 
169, 172, 186, 199, 215, 226, 230, 
239, 246, 251, 252, 253, 297, 298, 



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304, 326, 334, 350, 358, 416, 417, 

433, 449, 453. 
Supreme, 235, 248, 450. 
Supreme Judicial, 16, 20, 50, 51, 79, 

116, 142, 144, 145, 183, 207, 230, 

243, 248, 326, 333, 350, 359, 371. 
Cullers of Hoops & Staves chosen, 

2, 29, 59, 96, 125, 156, 194, 217, 

241, 263, 281, 308, 331, 356, 379, 

399, 419, 442. 
Cumberland-district, 348. 
Dana's Land, 220. 
Dedham, town of, 170. 
Dirty Green, 341. 
Distill-house, the, 92. 
Districts of town by Highways {see 

also School Districts), 140, 161, 

341, 342, 365. 
Dogs, assessment for, 212. 
Elbow-hill, 436. 

Electors, votes for, 17, 18, 143, 145, 
346, 347. 

Engine, the, Barrel for {see also Fire- 
Engine), 183. 
buckets for, 212, 235, 236. 
Harness for, 238. 
Oyl for, 313. 

repair of, 155, 182, 199, 214, 238, 

439, 453. 
Waggon for, 278, 287, 371. 
Enginehouse, the, 40, 449. 
Engine-men chosen, 4, 8, 44, 53, 89, 
118, 141, 150, 186, 211,230, 231, 
233, 257, 275, 303, 342, 345, 364, 
365, 368, 385, 386, 392, 393, 405, 
414, 426, 437. 
Enlistment of men {see also Militia) y 

77, 78, 80, 83, 88, 93. 
Essex, county of, 17, 18, 21, 22, 33, 34. 
North-district, 347. 
South-district, 347. 
Fence-viewers chosen, 2, 28, 58, 95, 
124, 156, 193, 216, 240, 247, 262, 
281, 307, 331, 355, 378, 398, 419, 
441. 

Field-drivers chosen, 241, 263, 281, 
308, 331, 356, 379, 398, 419, 442, 
451. 

Fire-arms, Town, the, 259, 266, 278, 
288. 

Fire-engine, the {see also Engine, the), 

3, 45, 56, 63. 
Firehooks, 56, 63, 67, 222, 223, 238, 

417. 

Fireward staves, 236. 

Firewards chosen, 7, 35, 59, 96, 125, 
157, 194, 217, 241, 263, 282, 308, 
315, 332, 357, 379, 399, 420, 442. 

Fishery, the, 30, 219, 231, 254, 304, 
371,434,435,450. 
improvement of, 24, 55, 90, 121, 



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152, 189, 195, 212, 234, 259, 278, 
326, 350. 

lease of, 3, 4, 8, 33, 34, 64, 99, 103, 
127, 128, 129, 137, 138, 157, 160, 
165, 194, 195, 232, 266, 269, 287, 
290, 309, 313, 314, 333, 337, 338, 
358, 363, 375, 380, 383, 384, 394; 

400, 403, 404, 407, 415, 420, 421, 

423, 424, 438, 443, 445, 446. 
rights to, 227, 228, 243, 251, 265, 

266, 273, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 
292, 293, 294, 296, 340, 367, 383, 
388, 402, 406, 429, 434, 435. 
Seines for, 9, 10,34,61, 88,99, 123, 
155, 164, 195, 236, 287, 298,299, 
306, 322, 328, 361, 369, 450. 
Fishery, Watertown & Newton, the, 

424, 446. 
Fish-house, a, 350. 
Fish-wardens chosen, 339, 443. 
Flats, the, 159. 
Framingham, town of, 119. 
Fresh Pond, 206, 323. 

Funerals, accounts to Town for ex- 
penses of, 11, 21, 25, 94, 115, 122, 
123, 141, 142, 148, 192, 201, 299, 
301, 307, 320, 321, 325, 352, 369, 
372, 390, 396, 413, 417, 432, 433, 
450, 456. 

Gaol, the {Goal), 21, 176, 374, 418. 

Goddard house, the, 3, 7, 46. 

place, the, 24, 30, 60, 69, 70, 72, 73, 
130, 133, 139. 

Godding house, the, 111, 180. 
place, the, 69, 70. 

Goding house, the, 75. 
place, the, 70. 

Goldsborough, town of, 347. 

Governor, votes for, 5, 6, 33, 34, 35, 
64, 65, 105, 106, 130, 132, 162, 
163, 196, 198, 222, 223, 245, 246, 
247, 268, 270, 289, 290, 312, 314, 
337, 338, 362, 363, 364, 382, 384, 

401, 404, 422, 424, 445, 447, 448. 
Governor, Lieutenant, votes for, 5, 6, 

33, 34, 35, 64, 65, 105, 106, 130, 
132, 162, 163, 196, 198, 222, 223, 
245, 246, 247, 268, 270, 289, 290, 
312, 314, 337, 338, 362, 363, 364, 
382, 384, 385, 401, 404, 422, 424, 
445, 447, 448. 

Grafton, town of, 12. 

Grave digging {see Funerals). 

Guide posts, Town, 114, 165, 191, 235. 

Hager's new house, 178. 

Hallowell, town of, 349. 

Hampshire North-district, 348. 

Hampshire South-district, 347. 

Haverhill, town of, 347. 

Hay scales, the, 5, 7, 8, 22, 32, 40, 43, 
64, 99, 128, 138, 160, 165, 194, 



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195, 215, 221, 235, 238, 243, 244, 
245, 261, 265, 269, 275, 288, 311, 
313, 335, 336, 360, 361, 381, 394, 
400, 407, 421,426,444, 450. 

Hay weigher, the, sworn into office, 
128, 196, 245, 268, 289, 312, 335. 

Health laws, the, 19, 236. 

Herse & Pall, Town, the {Hearse), 
152, 159, 183, 198, 200, 202, 214, 
390,396,450. 

Highway {see also Roads). 
tax {see Taxes). 

Highways, the, repair of, 24, 55, 90, 
121, 140, 152, 189, 212, 233, 242, 
253, 254, 259, 264, 277, 282, 304, 
325, 332, 349, 358, 375, 393, 399, 
415, 420, 438, 443. 
Surveyors of {see Surveyors). 

Hogreeves chosen {Hogrieves), 2, 28, 
58, 59, 66, 96, 125, 156, 164, 193, 
217, 241, 263, 281, 308, 331, 332, 
356, 379, 398, 419, 442. 

Horses, 246, 249, 264, 332, 357, 380. 

Hospital, a, 15. 

House, the, belonging to Watertown 
118. 

House-rent, accounts for, 11, 16, 30, 
39, 50, 57, 74, 93, 117, 321, 369. 

Howards chosen, 2, 28, 58, 59, 96, 125, 
156, 193, 216. 

Jackson's Land, 203. 
Store, 140, 203. 

Jail {see Gaol). 

Jenison's lane, 159. 

Jurors, Grand, 16, 27, 44, 50, 59, 72, 
79, 94, 116, 123, 139, 142, 168, 
183, 207, 230, 239, 431. 
list of, 56, 63, 67, 205, 246, 248, 317, 

318, 383, 388, 430, 431. 
Petit, 16, 20, 44, 45, 50, 51, 72, 79, 
83, 113, 116, 139, 140, 142, 144, 
145, 160, 168, 183, 186, 207, 215, 
230, 239, 431. 

Kennebec-district, 349. 

Kingston, town of, 348. 

Lancaster, town of, 348. 

Land belonging to the town of Water- 
town, 107, 121, 128, 130, 133, 144, 
145, 146, 153, 158, 184, 201, 234, 
243, 249, 304, 310, 340, 343, 402, 
406. 

Committee, the, 77, 78, 98, 121, 128, 
133, 144, 145, 146, 184, 199, 310, 
343, 402, 406. 

Common, 91, 98, 159, 180, 394, 400, 
408, 412. 

divisions of, 69, 131, 132, 402, 412. 

marks, 146. 
Landing place, public, a, 146, 158,711. 
Laws, Statute, 60. 
Learned house, the, 179. 



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Legislature (see General Court). 343, 
387. 

Lexington, town of, 169, 436. 

Licenses for Innholders & Retailers, 
15, 48, 51, 72, 77, 115, 142, 181, 
207, 229, 254, 275, 301, 321, 345, 
370, 390, 391, 413, 432, 455. 

Lincoln, town of, 12, 14, 184, 234, 249, 
347, 454. 

Lincoln-district, 348. 

Lunenburg, town of, 68, 348. 

Main-street, the, 366. 

Maine, 18. 

Measurers of Wood chosen, 2, 28, 59, 
96, 125, 156, 194, 217, 241, 250, 
255, 291,312, 444. 

Meeting house, the, 3, 7, 16, 44, 91, 
99, 104, 112, 114, 133, 148, 253, 
254, 259, 271, 278, 287, 296, 300, 
301, 305, 320, 321, 342, 344, 350, 
354, 359, 362, 369, 370, 374, 395, 
396, 370, 439. 
Singers Seats for, 24, 31, 36, 48. 
Women's gallery in, 36. 

Meeting house Hill, the, 199, 215, 226, 

264, 265, 342, 365, 371. 
Meeting house Pews, the, 24, 30, 31, 

34, 37, 38, 47, 49, 51, 85, 86, 88, 
107, 108, 111, 112, 152, 159, 171, 
189, 190, 199, 204, 205, 219, 236, 
246, 248, 249. 
Menotomy line, 140, 161, 253, 254, 

265, 341, 342. 
Merchants of Boston, the, 47. 
Meridian Lodge, the, 304, 310, 315, 

316, 319. 

Middlesex, county of, 17, 18, 21, 22, 
33, 34, 50, 51, 94, 116, 123, 142, 
144, 145, 160, 183, 239, 246, 285, 
297, 298, 334, 358, 372, 454. 
203, 304, 310, 326, 334. 

Middlesex-district, 5, 302, 346, 347, 
391, 392, 434, 435. 

Militia Company, the, 78, 253, 254, 
278, 450. 

Mill Creek, the, 146, 158, 159, 200, 

203, 304, 310, 326, 334. 
Mill-dam, old, the, 33, 195, 290, 343, 
Mill, Paper, the, 82, 83, 184. 
Mills, Cotton, the (Manufactories), 

373, 386, 388. 
Minister, the, Town aid for, 209, 210, 

224, 225, 360. 
Town supply of wood for, 326, 334. 

350, 359, 375, 380, 394, 415, 417, 

420, 438, 440, 443. 
Ministerial barn, the, 55, 62, 67, 91, 

98, 103, 107, 139, 142, 370, 373. 
fence, the, 24, 31, 45, 62, 317, 318, 

329, 333, 369. 
house, the, 55, 180, 318, 333, 353, 

369, 371,415, 421,425. 



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land, the, 326, 333, 344, 350, 359, 
360. 

place, the, 5, 8, 175. 
tax (see Taxes). 

Wood-house, the, 227, 228, 236. 
Minister's debt, the, 209, 210. 

salary, the, 20, 48, 79, 117, 150, 181. 
Moderator chosen (see listing of Public 

Town Meetings). 
Mulattoe woman, a (Mulatto), 292, 
313. 

Music teaching, 317, 318. 

Neat's Cattle, 246, 252, 259, 263, 264, 
277, 308, 310, 325, 332, 349, 357, 
375, 380, 393, 399, 415, 420, 437, 
443. 

Needham estate, the, 209, 210. 

Negro, 20, 27, 131. 

Newcastle, town of, 348. 

New-Salem, town of, 348. 

Newspaper, the, 15. 

Newton line, the, 161, 365, 370. 

Newton-road, the, 416. 

Newton, town of, 56, 69, 110, 131, 228, 

229, 261, 274, 299, 300, 322, 328, 

340, 341, 343, 424, 433, 434, 435, 

439, 446. 
Nixon's Shop, 339. 
Norfolk-district, 348. 
Norton, town of, 348. 
Parsonage Land, the, 180. 
Perambulations of town lines, 205, 

206, 207, 322, 323, 324, 433, 436, 

439. 

Perry's Lane, 341, 342, 365. 

Petitions, 9, 10, 41, 102, 136, 172, 187, 
188, 224, 231, 243, 246, 372, 387, 
394, 407, 415, 454. 

Plough, Town, the, 25, 28, 61, 97, 197, 
237, 247, 260, 274, 305, 329, 353, 
379, 389, 390. 
-irons, 234, 345. 
-shares, 199, 439, 455, 456. 

Plow-irons, 72. 

Plymouth-district, 348. 

Plymouth, town of, 348. 

Poor, the (see also Almshouse, the). 
accounts for medicine & attendance 
on, 26, 94, 115, 142,191, 192,215, 
236, 276, 305, 306, 328, 351, 377, 
396,417,440. 
boarding & clothing accounts for, 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20,21, 25, 
26, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 50, 
51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 67, 73, 74, 75, 
76, 88, 93, 94, 102, 112, 113, 115, 
117, 123, 140, 141, 148, 150, 153, 
154, 164, 176, 177, 182, 183, 190, 
191,211,213, 214,215, 234, 235, 
236, 237, 252, 258, 260, 261, 269, 



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276, 279, 299, 307, 313, 320, 321, 
322, 328, 345, 351, 352, 353, 354, 
371, 392, 396, 397, 405, 416, 418, 
432, 439, 450. 

Overseers of, 97, 418. 

supplies to, 13, 20, 25, 46, 48, 52, 
57, 74, 83, 119, 122, 141, 155, 165, 
182, 236, 238, 279, 313, 345, 395, 
396, 414, 416, 417, 433, 439, 440, 
456. 

support of, 7, 23, 29, 55, 60, 90, 103, 

107, 115, 121, 126, 137, 138, 141, 
152, 170, 181, 186, 189, 197, 204, 
218, 219, 224, 226, 233, 237, 242, 
251, 259, 261, 263, 270, 271, 274, 
275, 276, 277, 282, 292, 298, 303, 
309, 315, 319, 325, 332, 349, 357, 
368, 375, 380, 389, 393, 399, 407, 
410, 411, 415, 420, 428, 438, 443, 
451. 

Poorhouse, the, 2, 7, 23, 29, 36, 42, 55, 
60, 67, 70, 71, 276, 321, 351, 389, 
390, 413, 414. 
Salem, the, 261. 

Portland, town of, 348. 

Pound-keeper, the, 13, 35, 97, 125, 
157, 195, 219, 241, 263, 282, 308, 
332, 357, 399, 420, 442. 

Powder, Town's, the {and Powder- 
house), 222, 223, 226, 259, 266, 
278, 402, 406, 449, 453. 

President of the United States, the, 

17, 18, 143, 145, 346. 
Psalm books, 258, 261. 
Pump, Town, the, 300. 
Raynham, town of, 348. 
Representatives, votes for, 8, 10, 17, 

18, 21, 22, 33, 34, 40, 41, 68, 70, 
80, 81, 82, 85, 88, 101, 104, 105, 

108, 110, 136, 137, 143, 145, 166, 
167, 168, 170, 200, 202, 208, 224, 
225, 250, 251, 255, 256, 272, 273, 
294, 295, 302, 317, 318, 340, 342, 
346, 347, 366, 367, 386, 387, 391, 
392, 409, 410, 411, 427, 430, 434, 
435, 448, 452. 

Richmond, town of, 348. 
Road, {see also Highways). 

Country, the, 203. 

County, the, 69, 200, 203, 251, 342, 
365. 

Great, the, 82, 140, 161, 162, 341, 

342, 365, 372, 449, 453. 
Great Country, the, 82, 83, 133, 

184, 278, 288, 341, 342. 
Great County, the, 158. 
old, the, 436, 437. 

over Meetinghouse Hill, the, 215, 

226. 
South, the, 365. 
Roads, Committee on, the, 55, 63, 92, 



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100, 101, 102, 219, 220, 350, 358, 
359 390. 

Town' the', 82, 100, 101, 102, 144, 
145, 146, 158, 159, 171, 184, 203, 
212, 219, 220, 297, 298, 304, 321, 
326, 328, 334, 350, 358, 400, 415, 
417, 420, 433, 434, 436, 454, 456. 

Robey house, the, 179. 

Rocks, the, 341, 420, 428. 

Roxbury, town of, 92, 313, 348. 

Salem, town of, 261, 347. 

Savannah, Georgia, 75. 

Saw-mill, the, 140. 

School Committee, a, 21, 29, 50, 83, 
97, 99, 118, 126, 147, 148, 151, 
154, 175, 180, 182, 185, 204, 211, 
215, 218, 238, 258, 261, 276, 310, 
324, 352, 353, 359, 376, 440. 

Districts, the, alterations in, 29, 90, 
97, 130, 133, 136, 144, 147, 174, 
176, 178, 179, 180. 

keeping, {teaching), accounts for, 
13, 20, 21, 46, 53, 79, 92, 101, 117, 
119, 150, 176, 182, 190, 191, 214, 
235, 236, 237, 258, 345. 

master, a, 84, 123. 

Singing, a, 40, 91, 99, 121, 127, 128, 
151, 152, 154, 158, 199, 212, 214, 
219, 336, 345, 420, 428, 440, 451. 

Woman's, a, 52. 
Schoolhouse, Brick, the, 187, 193, 304, 
310, 315, 316, 319, 322. 

East-district, the, 21, 50, 83, 118, 
126, 133, 136, 147, 148, 151, 175, 
180, 182, 204, 211, 215, 238, 258, 
276, 324, 342, 353, 365, 376, 440, 
456. 

Middle-district, the, 119, 126, 140, 

147, 150, 161, 162, 174, 175, 176, 
180,182, 187, 189, 191, 192, 199, 
204, 215, 226, 235, 236, 237, 258, 
261, 270, 276, 304, 3-10, 315, 324, 
353, 368, 376, 440. 

old, the, 200, 202, 204, 205. 

plans for building a, 121, 126, 130, 

133, 147, 148, 149, 174, 175, 178, 

180. 

South-district, the, 141, 150. 

Southwest-district, the, 126. 

West, the, 52, 76, 79, 84, 94, 101, 
117, 123, 136, 147, 148, 150, 174, 
176, 180, 181, 182, 185, 186, 190, 
204, 214, 215, 235, 236, 238, 258, 
261, 324, 350, 352, 354, 359, 368, 
376, 440. 

Schoolhouses, the, building & repair 
accounts for, 52, 76, 94, 141, 147, 

148, 149, 174, 176, 180, 181, 182, 
185, 186, 187, 204, 215, 226, 238, 
261, 322, 354, 369, 371, 377, 396, 
432, 439, 456. 



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Schools, the, support of, 2, 23, 29, 55, 
60, 90, 97, 121, 126, 134, 147, 152, 
157, 189, 195, 204, 212, 215, 218, 
233, 241, 259, 263, 277, 282, 303, 
309, 325, 332, 349, 357, 375, 380, 
393, 399, 415, 420, 438, 443. 
wood for, 53, 92, 101, 119, 176, 
235, 237, 261, 376. 

Sealers of Leather chosen, 2, 28, 36, 
43, 58, 60, 96, 124, 156, 164, 170, 
193, 197, 216, 240. 

Sealer of Weights & Measures ap- 
pointed, 13. 

Searchers & Packers chosen, 12, 13, 
22, 47, 48, 52, 94, 104, 116, 117, 
129, 143, 148, 207. 

Selectmen chosen, 1, 27, 58, 95, 124, 
155, 192, 194, 198, 216, 239, 240, 
262, 280, 307, 330, 354, 377, 397, 
418, 440. 

Selectmen's expences, 25, 26, 30, 46, 
57,61,74, 87, 90, 92, 93,114,117, 
120, 122, 127, 151, 154, 165, 177, 
190, 191, 199, 205, 213,214,215, 
218, 235, 236, 238, 245, 247, 261, 
269, 271, 291, 306, 315, 320, 321, 
324, 328, 351, 354, 397, 416, 418. 

meetings, Watertown, 4, 8, 9, 10, 1 1, 
13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 
32, 33, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 64, 67, 68, 
73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 
87, 89, 90, 92, 94, 101, 103, 104, 
107, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 
119, 120, 122, 129, 135, 137, 139, 
140, 141, 143, 148, 151, 153, 160, 
161, 164, 165, 168. 174, 175, 177, 
180, 182, 188, 190, 204, 207, 209, 
210, 211, 213, 228, 229, 230, 231, 
233, 234, 245, 252, 254, 257, 258, 
260, 268, 269, 272, 274, 275, 276, 
277, 278, 298, 301, 303, 305, 316, 
320, 321, 324, 325, 327, 336, 340, 
341, 344, 345, 349, 351, 352, 361, 
364, 365, 369, 370, 371, 372, 374. 
376, 385, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393', 
401, 405, 409, 412, 413, 414, 416, 
422, 426, 430, 432, 434, 437, 439, 
448, 449, 453, 454, 456. 

meetings, Watertown & Newton, 
228. 

meetings, Watertown, Waltham & 
Weston, 22, 23, 53, 54, 89, 119, 
151, 161, 162, 166, 213. 

meetings, Watertown & Waltham, 
13, 45, 74, 113, 177, 201 , 228, 455. 
Senators, votes for, 5, 6, 33, 34, 35, 64, 
65, 66, 105, 106, 130, 132, 162, 
163, 196, 198, 222, 223, 245, 246, 
247, 268, 270, 289, 290, 291, 312, 
314, 337, 338, 339, 362, 363, 364, 



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382, 384, 385, 401, 404, 422, 424, 
425, 445, 447, 448. 

Sexton, the, 2, 5, 12, 23, 29, 38, 55, 
60, 75, 90, 97, 105, 121, 126, 137, 
139, 152, 157, 165, 170, 188, 192, 
197, 212, 218,233, 241,258, 259, 
263, 277, 282, 303, 308, 320, 325, 
332, 349, 353, 357, 374, 379, 389, 
393, 399, 414, 420, 437, 440, 443. 

Shad & Ale wives {see Fishery, the). 

Shearman's Pond, 153, 171, 173. 

Sherburne, town of, 251. 

Shirley, town of, 68, 299, 300, 324, 326, 
333, 350, 358, 376, 389, 417. 

Slaughter-house, the, 366. 

Sloops & Lighters, 41. 

Sluice, a, 368, 371,426, 429. 

Small-pox, the, 15, 17, 19, 26, 46. 

Springfield, West, 347. 

State house, the, 8, 41. 

Stockbridge, town of, 348. 

Sturbridge, town of, 348. 

Sudbury, town of, 12, 51. 

Suffolk, county of, 17, 18, 21, 22, 33, 
34. 

Suffolk-district, 347. 
Surveying the town, accounts for, 122, 
127,261. 

Surveyors of Highways, accounts for 
services of, 291, 305. 
chosen, 2, 28, 58, 96, 125, 156, 193, 
204, 216, 241, 262, 264, 283, 309, 
331, 356, 368, 379, 398, 419, 442. 

Surveyors of Timber chosen, 2, 29, 59, 

96, 125, 157, 194, 217, 241, 263, 
281, 308, 332, 357, 379, 399, 419, 
442. 

Surveys of towns in Commonwealth, 
77, 79. 

Swine, 2, 23, 29, 55, 60, 90, 121, 126, 
152, 157, 188, 212, 218, 233, 259, 
263, 277, 282, 303, 308, 325, 332, 
349, 375, 380, 393, 399, 415, 437. 
Tainter house, the, 179. 

place, the, 69, 70, 72, 73. 
Tainter's Lane, 138, 449, 453. 
Tax abatements, 5, 8, 26, 34, 39, 42, 
43, 44, 45, 53, 153, 176, 295. 
bills, 3, 26, 31, 47, 53, 62, 76, 80, 

220, 237, 276. 
collecting, accounts for, 20, 21, 25, 
39, 52, 75, 94, 115, 165, 238, 245, 
280. 

Taxes, Collectors of, chosen, 3, 31, 66, 

97, 128, 172, 220, 244, 257, 264, 
267, 288, 311, 335, 360, 381, 409, 
429 444. 

Countv, 3,' 20, 21, 31, 66, 75, 97, 
115, 128, 154, 160, 165, 191, 195, 
220, 244, 267, 288, 311, 335, 352, 
360, 381, 396, 408, 426, 439, 444. 



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East list of, 31, 66, 97, 128, 160, 195, 

220, 244, 267, 288, 311, 335, 360, 

381,408, 426, 444. 
farming out of, 3, 31, 66, 97, 125, 

195, 220, 243, 245, 257, 261, 267, 

288,311,421,426, 444. 
Highway, 3, 24, 30, 31, 55, 60, 62, 

97, 127, 157, 197, 218, 224, 242, 
264, 265, 269, 271, 375, 381. 

ministerial, 20, 26, 38, 115, 128, 160, 
288, 311, 335, 360, 381, 408, 426, 
444. 

State,'3, 20, 21, 31, 66, 75, 97, 115, 
128, 154, 160, 165, 191, 195, 220, 
244, 267, 288, 311, 335, 360, 381, 
408, 426, 444. 

Town, 3, 20, 21, 31, 62, 66, 75, 97, 
115, 128, 139, 154, 160, 165, 191, 
195, 218, 220, 226, 242, 244, 267, 
271, 288, 311,335, 360, 375, 381, 
408, 426, 429, 444. 

West list of, 31, 66, 97, 128, 160, 

195, 220, 244, 257, 267, 288, 311, 
335, 360, 381, 408, 426, 444. 

Town Clerk chosen, 1, 27, 58, 95, 124, 
155, 192, 216, 239, 262, 280, 307, 
329, 354, 377, 397, 418, 440. 

Town Officers sworn into office, 1, 4, 
9, 11, 12, 13, 16,21,22, 27, 32,43, 
47, 48, 52, 58, 63, 64, 65, 66, 77, 
79, 94, 95, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
115, 116, 117, 124, 128, 129, 143, 
148, 149, 155, 160, 161, 162, 163, 
164, 170, 173, 174, 183, 192, 195, 

196, 197, 200, 204, 207, 216, 221, 
222, 225, 239, 244, 245, 246, 249, 
250, 255, 257, 262, 267, 268, 269, 
271, 280, 281, 288, 289, 293, 307, 
311, 312, 319, 329, 335, 336, 337, 
344, 354, 355, 361, 367, 369, 377, 
378, 381, 382, 389, 397, 400, 401, 
404, 407, 408, 409, 412, 418, 421, 
422, 423, 425, 441, 444, 446, 447, 
450, 451,456. 

Treasurer, Town, the, account for 
services of, 7, 22, 30, 46, 61, 87, 

98, 117, 127, 154, 171, 191, 199, 
214, 219, 242, 260, 265, 279, 283, 
305, 315, 327, 333, 352, 357, 380, 
399, 420, 451. 

chosen, 1, 27, 58, 95, 124, 155, 
192, 216, 239, 262, 280, 307, 329, 
354, 377, 397, 418, 440. 

examination of accounts of, 3, 11, 
24, 30, 35, 36, 55, 61, 71, 91, 98, 
106, 121, 127, 138, 152, 158, 159, 
176, 177, 197, 212,218, 233, 242, 
259, 265, 273, 277, 283, 304, 309, 
319, 325, 332, 349, 357, 368, 389, 
411,428,451. 



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Orders on, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
16, 20, 21, 22, 25, 32, 34, 38, 
39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 
53, 54, 56, 57, 73, 74, 75, 76, 
79, 83, 87, 92, 93, 94, 101, 105, 

112, 114, 117, 119, 122, 136, 139, 
141, 142, 148, 150, 153. 165, 175, 
181, 182, 186, 190, 210, 211, 213, 
229, 234, 245, 252, 258, 260, 269, 
274, 275, 276, 279, 298, 301, 305, 
313, 320, 321, 324, 327, 336, 344, 
351, 352, 361, 369, 370, 371, 372, 
374, 376, 389, 390, 392, 395, 409, 
413, 416, 432, 439, 449, 454, 456. 

Turner, town of, 348. 

Tythingmen chosen, 2, 6, 28, 58, 96, 
125, 156, 164, 193, 216, 221, 240, 
262, 281, 307, 331, 355, 378, 398, 
419, 442. 

Vice President of the United States, 

the, 17, 18, 143, 145, 346, 347. 
Vinall's Haven, 68. 
Land, 184. 
Store, 203. 
Voting qualifications {see warrants ap- 
pearing in text prior to each town 
meeting). 
Wales, country of, 17. 
Waltham line, the, 133, 140, 161, 162, 
205, 341,358,365, 420. 
town of, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 25, 41, 
45, 46, 53, 54, 74, 86, 89, 90, 92, 

113, 114, 119, 120, 128, 151, 154, 
161, 162, 166, 173, 177, 184, 187, 
188, 190, 201, 205, 206, 207, 213, 
214, 228, 232, 234, 243, 249, 251, 
254, 265, 266, 269, 273, 274, 283, 
284, 285, 286, 287, 313, 314, 321, 
322, 324, 337, 363, 383, 403, 423, 
433, 436, 445, 446, 454, 455, 456. 

Warning town meetings, accounts for, 
1, 2, 3, 30, 36, 44, 46, 52, 61, 67, 
72, 74, 87, 88, 107, 117, 207, 306. 

Warrants, Town, law respecting, 98. 

Warren house, the, sale of, 118. 

Watering place, public, a, 173. 

Watertown Managers, the, 67, 76. 

Weathercock and Ball, the, 305. 

W'eights & Measures, purchase of, 45, 
80. 

Westfield, town of, 347. 

Weston, town of, 14, 22, 23, 25, 41, 
53, 54, 89,119, 120, 151,161,162, 
166, 169, 172, 173, 201, 213, 228, 
232, 243, 251, 254, 265, 266, 269, 
273, 274, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 
313, 337, 363, 383, 403, 423, 445, 
446. 

Weymouth, town of, 348 

Wharf, 112, 158, 164, 205, 243, 244, 



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254, 266, 273, 274, 289, 311, 335, 
339, 360, 381, 409, 426, 444. 

White's Land, 436. 

Williams's Store, 114. 

Windsor chairs, 68. 



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Wiscasset, town of, 348. 
Worcester, North-district, 348. 

South-district, 348. 

town of, 348, 390, 395. 
York district, 348. 



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