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Hallowell Town Records (Transcription by John Sewall)
Town of Hallowell Officials
Location of original: Hallowell City Hall Vault, Hallowell, Maine
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folio 57 (May 8, 1786 meeting)



At a meeting of the town of Hallowell, convened agreeable to notification on Monday, the eighth day of May, A.D. 1786. The meeting being opened, proceeded as followeth, viz.

  1. Voted by ballot, and chose Mr. Samuel Bullen, Moderator.
  2. Motion being made "To see if the town will vote to give Mr. Isaac Foster jun. of Stafford, in the State of Connecticut, an invitation to settle in this town in the work of the Ministry."
    Voted, by polling the house, and it passed in the affirmative by a majority of fifty seven for, and four against it.
  3. Voted, and chose James Howard esq. Benjamin Pettingill esq. Deacon Samuel Cony, Mr. Noah Woodward, Mr. Jonathan Davenport, Mr. Jeremiah Ingraham, Mr. Samuel Badcock, Capt. Enoch Page, Lieut. Simon Dearborn, Capt. Henry Sewall, Capt. Nathan Weston, Capt. Daniel Savage, Mr. James Page, Mr. Ezekiel Page, and Daniel Cony to draught and report to the town, what stipulations in their opinion, will proper on the part of the town to make to make to Mr. Isaac Foster for his support and maintenance.

Then voted to adjourn this meeting twenty minutes, then to meet again at this place.

1786 Saml. Bullen, Moderator.
  Met, according to adjournment, and the Committee reported,
That it is their opinion, that the town pay, and do hereby promise to pay the said Mr. Isaac Foster the sum of one hundred pounds annually, the first payment to be made at the expiration of one year from the time of his ordination, which sum shall be considered as a yearly salary, to enable him to support his family, and to be paid him upon condition, that he does accept of the town's invitation and proposals; and shall formally & regularly receive ordination: This stipulation to continue and to be in force so long as he the said Mr. Isaac Foster continues to be the town's Minister & public teacher. And also, the further sum of fifty pounds settlement.
  In behalf on the committee, Benja. Pettingill, Chairman.

The above, or within report being read two several times in town meeting, was unanimously voted and accepted so far as it respects the annual salary; and also, voted,
That the town will pay as a settlement fifty pounds at the time of Ordination, and the further sum of ten pounds per year, for five

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