|| an attested copy of the two foregoing votes as soon as may be.
Voted, That the Assessors of this town
be directed without delay to levy and assess upon the inhabitants &
property in this town the balance due to Mr. Foster as a salary, including
the whole of the present month of December, and commit the same to the Collector
of taxes, with a Warrant in due form of law, requiring him to collect &
pay the same unto William Howard Esq. Town Treasurer, or to his successor
in that office, on or before the first day of March next, which sum as also
all other sums, if any there be due to Mr. Foster from this town, the said
Treasurer be, and hereby is directed to pay & adjust with Mr. Foster
as soon as may be, and take his receipt in full for the same:
And in case the sum or sums be not collected and paid into the Treasury
of this town, on or before the first day of March next; then the Treasurer
is hereby authorized to borrow on the credit of the town a sum sufficient
to enable him to pay the balance which may be
due assessed for that
purpose and not collected, in order to complete a settlement with Mr. Foster.
Voted, That Daniel Cony, Benjamin Pettingill
Esq. & Mr. Jason Livermore be a Committee to procure for the town a
copy of the letters missive for calling the late Ecclesiastical Council,
also a copy of the charges or allegations which were laid before said Council,
together with the result and advice of said Council thereon, and that the
same be entered on the town's records when they are procured.
Voted, That Daniel Cony Benjamin Pettingill
Esquires, and Mr. Jason Livermore be a Committee to communicate the thanks
of the town to the several Gentlemen who composed the late Ecclesiastical
Council, lately convened in this place, where of the Revd. Thomas
Brown was Moderator, and inform them that the town of Hallowell entertain
a venerable opinion of the conduct of said council; the conspicuous candor
and impartiallity manifested by them, both in the hearing and decision of
the subject respecting this town, and the Revd. Isaac Foster,
met the cordial approbation of the town.
Voted, That the
Selectmen, the Town Treasurer, Joseph North Esq. and Lazarus Goodwin Esq.
be a Committee to settle & adjust all accounts between the Meeting-house
Committee and the town, and if it appears on settlement that there is a