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in the 26th year of his majestyes Regn anno que Domini 153

John Goffe
Archibald Stark
Alexander mo murphy

Selectmen

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield march y® 5 1753

according to the within precipt I Have warned the free holders and other Inhabitants acording to the vote of the town of time and place of meeting

pr Thomas Gorge Cunstable

at a meeting of the free Houlderes and Inhabitents of Derry field held march ye 25: 1753 agrieble to the forgowen warnen mete at the Houese of Banjmien Stievenes

Votted Capt Willeam pirham modrator
Votted Leveitantent John Hall town Clark
Votted Capt Willam Perham
Votted m" Alixander mac murphey
Votted m' John Riddell

sellectmen

Votted Archablald Stark Counstable

Votted for Suvvires of Highwayes Insign Dainel mo Niell John Harvey Robert Andrson & thomas Gorge Willam tagourt

Votted for lnycthemen William Gamble & Chariles Emer

son

Votted for fencesveres Nethainel Boyed & moses Willes Votted for Couler of Staves Banjmien Stavienes

Votted for Survire of Bourdes plank & Joyes Abrham mirrell

Votted Nethainel Boyed town trashour

Votted Commesioners for assessments to Examine the selectmen acoumpts m" Willam mo Clinto & Levetant John Hall

Votted for Dear Keepers mickell m° Clinto & Ebizniezer Stivenes

Votted for Invocemen Levetant John Hall, & Sargant Robert Andrson

Votted for field Driveres Walltor mcfarland John Juell Chairles Emerson thomas Gilles James Ridille

Votted for Howards Adam Dickey Banjmien Hidliey Votted for town Charges twountey poundes old tenour*

*To the readers who may not understand the meaning of this term, which appears frequently in the records of those days, a brief description of the financial situation during those periods may not be out of place. Various expedients were resorted to by the colonists in order to effect means of business intercourse. The General Court of Massachusetts in 1690 issued what were known as “Bills of Credit" to the amount of seven thousand pounds. These bills circulated also in New Hampshire, and soon beginning to depreciate in value caused considerable hardship among the people. Late in 1709, in trying to meet the obligations incurred by border warfare, New Hampshire issued bills of credit to the amount of three thousand pounds. These were to be redeemed in five years, and this was the first emission of paper money in New Hampshire. In 1714, the year of their maturity, there was another emission, followed by others in 1717, 1722, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1729. These bills depreciated so rapidly in value that in 1741 the Government was able to pay only one fourth of the value expressed on their face, and this was more than they were worth on the market.

In an effort to remedy the evil, the Government issued in 1742, new bills, giving on the back the year and the value according to the old and the new rates. Thus all currency issued previous to this date became known as "Old Tenor," and that of 1742 and subsequent as "New Tenor." Another emission of bills to cover the expense of the Louisburg expedition was made in 1745, but the confusion and loss caused by these attempts to keep up a paper currency caused Parliament to prohibit the Governors of the colonies to allow the Colonial Assemblies to issue further bills, unless under extraordinary circumstances. During the French and Indian War, three issues were made, ono of them, in 1756, known as “New Tenor, or Crown Point Bills." Fifteen shillings of this issue were equal to one dollar in specie. But these and following bills soon depreciated in value, and finally sterling money became the standard in value, paper passing as currency regulated in its valuation by the price of silver.-ED.

Votted for Priching twountey poundes old tenour

Votted to give m' mc Douell a Cauell to the work of the minstry Eather to Joyen with Bedford or by our selves

Votted John Ridill Alixander mc murphey John Hall a Comitey to prosequt the given of m' mc Doul a Cauell to the work of the minestery to Joyn woth the town of Bedford or seprat and distink by our selves

We the subscriberes making a Demand that non but qualified voters as the Law Directes should votte in the Choise of town officers and such as was not worth one shiling besides the poll of rateble Estate had the priviladge of votting we Enter our desant against the procieding of ther Choice witenes our hands march yo 5: 1753

John Goffe Archibald Stark
Benjamin Hadly moses Welles

Votted in the year 1753 apoun the fifth artickal in the warrant that all Cattle that is Brought in to the town from this Day oun fairly or not laiebal to Pay Reets in this town shall pay ten shilliens old tenor pr head

Record pr John Hall town Clark

Province of New Hampshir To Archabald Stark Counstable for the town of Derryfield in the Provence of New Hampshire Greeting

You are Hereby Required In his majestyes name to warn all the free houlderes and other Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield that they matt at the house of William mo Clinto in said Derryfield upon thursday the twenty sixth day of this Instant at three of the Clock in the afternoon then and there whemett to act on the following pertiqulars

1 Chuse amodrator

2ly to sce how much money the town will Rease for mr macDowalls yearly sillreay provided he Excepts of our Call

3ly to see where the town bulld atown Pound and what method the town will take to Bulld Said Pound

And this shall be your susficant warrant Given under our

hands and seal Dated at Derryfield this 10th day of Aprill 1753

John Rieddell
Alexander mac murphey

Sellectmen

Record per me

John Ilall Town Clark

at amiten of the freeholderes and Inhabitince of the town of Derry field hield apriel ye 26= 1753 agrebel to the for gowen warrnien met at the houes of William mo Clinto

Votted William mo Clinto modrator

Votted tow Houndred poundes old tenor for yearly solery to m' mc Dowall Provied he Excepts of our Call to Joun woth the town of Bedford

Votted the town pound to Be Bultte at Levtenant John Halls at the sied of the higway

Votted twountey shillienes oun the Pouel for to Buld the town pound

Votted capt William Pirham and m' Allixandr mac murphey to see that the pound be suchfientlay Down

Votted the firest thuesday in Julley at 8 of the Clouck in the fornoon for the Pipell to meet to Buld the town pound Recorded pr me

John Hall Town Clark

Juley yo 6 1753

Led out ahighway for the use of the town of Derry field Begining at London Derry Line at a pine tree marked H one the north Sid of the Rhoud thence Runing by marked trees to thomas Gillies Houes frome thence to William mo Clinton's Houes By marked trees ase the Rhoud his Bin formorly trod from thence to John Hall Land By marked trees in the ninth Lot of Land in the forth Divishon in Chister then a Crosc John Hall Land apoun the Eiest of the marked trees by the Eiest Eand of Said Halls Houes then aCroues Robert Andrsons Land ase the higway hies Bien trod to London Derry

line to a pine tree marked H one the south sied of the the
higway marked by the Sellectmen of Derryfield
not Said rhoud is allouied & laid out by us

William Perham
John Riddell

Selectmen

Recourded pr me

John Hall town Clark

Derryfield Juley ye 6 1753

Laid out a higway for the use of the town of Derry field beginien at William Ellet Houes fromethence Runining aCroues soume peart of said Ellets Land to William mo Clintos Land then a Crose William mo Clintos Land as the rhoud hies bien trod to a Rhoud Laid out and Lieding from London Derry by John Halls houes to amosSkige falls

not Said Roud is allouied and laid out three Rhoudes wied laid out by us

William Pirham
John Riddell

Select men

Recourd pr me

John Hall town Clark

Province of New Hampshire To Archbald Stark Constable for the town of Derryfield Greeting

(Scal) You are Hearby Required in his Majestyes name to .warn all the free houlders and Inhabetants Quallifyed by law in the town of Derryfield that they meet at the House of M' Willm Mac Clintock in Said town upon the first Monday in March nixt at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then & there to acct one the following Perticqulars (viz)

1ly to Chuse a moderator to Regulat. Said meeting 2dyl to Chuse there town Oficers for this present year

3dly to see if the town will Reas money for to pay for Preaching and how much and Likwise to see if the town will

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