|Warrant for May
Meeting AD 1785
To Thomas Sewall Constable of the Town of Hallowell. Greeting
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are required forthwith
to warn all the inhabitants of the Southerly part of the town of Hallowell
Quallified according to Constitution to meet att the meeting in said town
on Wednesday the Eleventh day of May Next at one o'Clock afternoon, to
choose a person to represent them in the general Court appointed to be
convened and held for the government service at the State house in Boston
on such other place as may be appointed agreeable to Constitution upon
the Last Wednesday of May Next -- and make return of this warrant with
your doings thereon, to the Select Men, on or before said Eleventh of
May dated at Hallowell this 25th of April 1785
and you are likewise required to warn all the inhabitants of said Southerly
part of Hallowell.Quallified to vote in town affairs to meet att the Meetinghouse
in said Town on Wednesday the Eleventh day of of May Next at Two o'Clock
afternoon to act on the following articles viz.
||To choose a Moderator to regulate said meeting.
||To choose a surveyor of lumber in the room as Ephm.
Ballard, who was chosen last March meeting and declines taking the oath.
||To see if the Town will Choose a Committee, to procure preaching
in the Town the summer ensuing or as long as they shall think proper.
||To see if the Town will do any thing about impowing Isaac
Savage Second[ ] , Constable for the year 1780, to compleat his collection
of Taxes as his Bate Bills were Burnt, and to act thereon as the Town shall
||To choose a Committee to Examin the accounts, and demand of
the several Late Constables or Collectors of Taxes and report to the Town
what they shall judge is reasonable to be allowd
and paid them
|| To hear the report of the Committee that was chosen to look
out two hundred acres of Land for a Ministerial Lott and to act thereon
as the Town shall think proper and make return of this warrant as aforesaid.
||April 29th 1785