||qualified to vote in town affairs to meet at the time &
place, & for the purpose within mentioned,
by posting a copy of this Warrant fifteen days before the time of said meeting.
||Benjamin Brown, Constable of the town of Hallowell.
At a meeting
of the freeholders & other inhabitants of the town of Hallowell, qualified
to vote in town affairs (being duly notified &
warned, on Tuesday, the ninth day of September 1788- The meeting opened,
they proceeded to business.
Voted, and chose Daniel Cony, Esq.,
A paper signed by the Revd. Mr. Foster, containing some terms
which he proposed for a dismission, had [two] several
readings in the meeting. The question being put whethe the town will accept
or comply with the laws, proposed by Mr. Foster, relative to a dismission,
and it passed in the negative.
Voted, to choose a Committee
of three to wait on Mr. Foster, and request him to attend the meeting.And Mr. Nathan Weston, Capt. Enoch Page &Mr. David Thomas were
chosen for said Committee.They attended
on Mr. Foster, and he attended.
The question was asked Mr. Foster, if he
had any other, or further proposals to make; and he answered, he would
propose to take two hundred pounds; and the question was put whether the
town would accept, or comply with the proposal of of 200, and it passed
in the negative.
Voted, to adjourn the meeting for
the space of five minutes; and it was adjourned accordingly.
Met again and the meeting was opened.
The question was put, whether the clause
for granting money should be dismissed, and it passed in the affirmative
Voted, to allow Mr. Benjamin White
£ 4.16. towards the Province tax for the year 1773, which he collected
in paper money, and it depreciated to almost nothing in his hands.
Voted, to dismiss that clause in
the Warrant, relative to the abatement of taxes in Mr. White's Tax bills
for the year 1773.
Voted, to choose a Collector of taxes
in the room of Daniel Acvens, who has refused to serve; and that the collection
be struck off to the lowest bidder, who shall find sufficient sureties
for his paying the collection to the several Treasurers', agreeable to