History of Greenfield, Shire Town of Franklin County, Massachusetts Volume 1

History of Greenfield, Shire Town of Franklin County, Massachusetts Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Jerome Ripley, Esquires, Capt. Isaac Newton, Maj. John Russell be a committee to take said article into consideration and make report thereon." Voted, "That the house owned by the town be put into the care of the overseers of the poor of said town, to be sold, repaired or moved, as they think proper." Honorable Jonathan Leavitt of this town was nominated Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Hampshire county in June. A petition is filed in the Court of General Sessions representing that the toll bridge at Cheapside is so laid that the entrance to the old fordway and the place of crossing on the ice is prevented, and praying that a new way may be made so that people may not be forced to pay toll when fording or ice make a free passage. February 8, 1809. The second article in the town warrant reads: " To take into consideration the state of our public affairs, to express their firm and deliberate opinion of public measures, to petition the Legislature of this Commonwealth to exercise their constitutional powers in redressing the wrongs and grievances under which the people suffer, and if possible to grant them relief against the late unnecessary, arbitrary and ruinous violations of their undeniable and sacred rights, and in an orderly and peaceful way to adopt such other methods in relation to the public good and the preservation of our dearest rights and privileges as the said inhabitants may deem proper and expedient." The preamble and resolutions adopted by the town cover nine closely written pages of the town book of records, and were drawn by a master hand, and their spirit and tone is indicated by the article in the warrant above quoted. Voted, " That Col. Richard E. Newcomb, Col. Eliel Gil...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761782
  • 9781236761781