The First Town Meeting

The first town-meeting was called by the proprietors’ clerk, Joseph Coffin.

” This may inform the Free holders & other inhabitants of the plantation formerly called Contoocook Is now by his excellency Benning Wentworth Esq Governor &c In & over His Majesty’s Province of New Hampshire made and Incorporated and Invested with Town privileges and the nominees thereof is by His Excellency’s People called Boscawen, the said Freeholders and Inhabitants are hereby notified to meet at the Meeting House in said Town on the third Wednesday In June at Nine of the clock before noon to choose a town clerk assessors and all other
Town officers for the year ensuing as the Law Directs. By order of His Excellency”

Joseph Coffin
” April 30 1760.”

June 18. At the meeting thus called, Joseph Coffin was chosen moderator, George Jackman Jr., town-clerk, John Webster, Ensign John Fowler, and Capt. Joseph Eastman selectmen and assessors, Benjamin Eastman constable, Andrew Bohonon surveyor of highways, and Dea. George Jackman and Moses Burbank fence-viewers.

Voted, that the selectmen furnish a town pound.

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Last Modified on July 28, 2018
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