Hallowell Town Records (Original)
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Folio 92 indicates a plan to form a committee to procure a preacher. Folio 98 records a vote to appoint the town's selectmen to "said committee." And Folio 107 shows that Ephraim Ballard was a selectman in 1786 -- so as a selectman, he was on the committee.

 92 (Mar 6, 1786 mtg)   98 (Mar 6, 1786 mtg)   107 (Apr 10, 1786 mtg) 


folio 107 (April 10, 1786 meeting)


  The Select Men of the Town of Hallowell
       To Mr. Benjamin Brown Constable of said Town Greeting.
     In the Name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby required fourthwith to notify and warn all the in-habitants of this Town quallified according to the Constitution of the Commonwealth, to Vote for a Representative; to meet at the Meeting-house in Hallowell on Monday the first day of May Next, at one o'Clock after-noon, then and there to Choose a man to represent this Town, the year ensuing in the general Court, appointed to be held and Convened for the government's service at the State-house in Boston, on the Last Wednesday of May next.
     Also you are alike required to Notify an warn the freeholders and other inhabitants of this quallified to Vote in Town affairs to meet at the Meeting-house on the said first day of May at two o'Clock PM.
1st To Choose a Moderator to regulate said meeting.
2d To see if the Town will vote to grant or raise a sum of Money for the support of a reading & writing school or schools and Also to see if the Town will Vote that each quarter or such Divisions as shall be judged most for the general good of the Town. Shall have its proportion of the money granted.

To see if the Town will vote to grant or raise a sum of money, for the purpose of procuring a publick Teacher or preacher for the Town.
     Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon to us (or either of us) at or before the time for said Meeting.

  Hallowell April 10. 1786.   EphBallard
D. Cony
H. Sewall
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