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Hampshire are by Law thereof Enabled and authorized to assemble and by the majority of votes to Choose all such officers as are mentioned in the said laws we do by thes Presents nominate and appoint John mo murphy to Call the first meeting of the Inhabitants to be heeld within the said town at any time within twenty days from the date hereof giving Legal Notice of the time place and design of holding said meeting in said town after which the annual meeting in Said town Shall Be held for the Choice of town officers and forever on The frist monday in march annually

In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of over said Province to Be hereunto affixed

Witness Benning Wentworth Esq' our Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Province the third Day of September in the year of our lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and fifty one and in the twenty fifth year of our Reign

By his Excellencys Command with the advice of the Council

B Wentworth Theodore Atkinson Sec'y

Province of New Hampshire

Entred & Recorded in the Book of Charters this third Day of September 1751 Page 79 & 80

P theodore Atkinson Secy Recorded pr me

John Hall town Clark

Whereas his Excelency Benning Wentworth Esq" Governour and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New Hampshire with the advise of the Honourable his majesties Council was pleasd to make and Erect part of the township of Chester and part of the township of Londonderry and a tract of Land Belonging to the Purchasers of John tuffton mason Esqrs Right of the waste Lands into a township by the name of Derryfield and at the Same time

have appointed me the subscriber to hold the first meeting in said township for Choies of town officers By virtue of which these are therefore to notify and warn the Proprietars free holders and Inhabitants of Said Derryfield qualified by Law to meet at the House of m? John Hall in Said town Inholder upon Monday the twenty third day of this Instant September at twelve of the Cloik

Ist To Chuse their town officers for the present year and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient Warrant

Given under my hand this ninth day of September in the twenty fifth year of majesties Reign anno Dom: 1751

John macmurphy

To Mr John Hall of Derryfield

Province of Newhampshire at a meeting of the Proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of Derry field assembled at the house of John Hall in said town at ther first meeting upon monday the twenty third day of September anno Dom: 1751 By his Excelencys Direction in the Charter* for Said town

*This charter included nearly eighteen square miles of the south-west portion of Chester, about nine square miles of the north-west part of Londonderry, and the unincorporated strip of country lying between these towns and the Merrimack River known as Tyng Township, but more frequently spoken of as "Old Harry's Town." This contained about ten square miles, but one-fifth of this tract, called Harrysborough, by some oversight or design, was not taken in, but was added at a later period.

The action for the establishment of a separate township was first agitated by the inhabitants in the vicinity of Amoskeag Falls. Chester seems to have readily seconded the movement for the reason that it would remove along with a good slice of territory quite a number of Scotch Irish Presbyterians, who were particularly obnoxious to the Congregationalists living in the town. Already a religious warfare had begun, to be transplanted to other scenes by this act of incorporation of the new town. Londonderry was not in favor of losing so much of its territory, but made no united effort to check the current of events.-Ed.

ship Dated September ye 3d 1751 according to the Dircition
in said Charter by his Excelency Comand of the Subscriber
Issued a notification for Choise of town officers upon the
aforesaid day and the aforesaid house and the peple being
assembled first voted unanimusly that thire shall be five
Selectmen Chosen to Serve in said town untill the first
monday in march next &
2edly voted John Goffe Esq. First Selectman

William Perram Ditto Selectman
Nathanel Boyd Ditto Selectman
Danel m nieal Ditto Selectman

Eliezar wells Ditto Selectman 3dly for town Clark John Hall

41 Commisioners for assessments to Examine the selectmen acountesWillam m Clento and William Stark

515 for Constable Robert Anderson
61 for tithingmen John harvey & William Elliet

yly for survayers of High ways abraham merrile & John Riddell and John Hall

gly for Invoice men Chearls Emerson and Samll martien *9ly for S touards moses Wills & William Gemble 1019 For Dear Keipers Charls Emerson & Willm Stark 111 for Culler of Stavs Benjm Stivens

12's for servayeing of Boords Plank Joyst & timber abraham merrill Recorded per me

John Hall town Clark

Province of New Hampshire to Robort andrson Constable for the town of Derryfield Greeting

you are hereby Required in his majestyes name to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitants qualifyed by Law in the town of derry field that they meet at the house of m" John Hall in said town upon tuesday the twenty Six Day of this Instant Novembor at ten of Cloke in the fore noon then and there to act on the following particlars (viz)


1 to make Choise of a moderator

2 to Rese mony to defray the Charges that m' John Hall his been at in obtaining a Corporation for Said town and to Chuse a Comitey for Examining and allowing his accoumpts

3 to see if the town will Reise mony to pay for preaiching & how much

4 to See how much money they will Raies to defray other Charges that have or may arise for this year

5 to see if the town will buld a Pound and where they will order it to be bultt

6 to See if the town will allow a warning to be Lawfull to be Seet up at the most publik place in Said town for Town meetings

and this shall be your sufficent warrant

Given under our hands and seeal this fourth Day of
November 1751

William Parham
Nethaneal Boyd
Daniel mc Niell
Elizer Wells


Recorded pr me

John Hall town Clark at a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitences of the town of Derry field held in said Derry field November the 26 1751 agriebel to the foregowing warnen

11 Voted thomas Gorge modrator

21 upon the second article of the Warent Voted that M John Hall Be paid all the money that a Commitey upon the Examination of his accompts Shall allow to be his Just due for obtaining an In Corporation for this town and the Commitees names are as followeth

John Goffe
Willem mc Clento
Willem Perham

315 Voted twontey fore Poundes old tenor to be Resed to paye fore Priching for thies present yiear

415 Voted to Rese 12 poundes old tenor to defray the Charges that may a Riese for thies present yiear

515 Voted that this artikely shall Bee past not to Bueld a Pound for thies yiear

615 Voted that a Copey of the warnt for warning town miteness Bee set oup at John Goffe John Hall Benjmin hidles houeses till a places for holding the Publick worship Bee Riketified

Recorded pr me

John Hall town Clark

and to pay

Province of Newhampshire To Robert Anderson Constable for the Town of Derryfield in the Province aforesaid Greeting

In his Majesties name you are Required to Levy and Collect of the several persons in the lists herewith Commited unto you Each one his respective proportion therein set Down. of the Sum total of Such Lists Being a tax or assessment granted and agreed upon by the Sd Town of Derryfield regularly assembled to pay for the Charges of the Charter and to pay for Preaching and to pay all other Charges that may arise this year

the Same to us the subscribers Select men for the Town aforesaid the several Sum or Sums you Shall So Levy and Collect and to Compleat and make up your aComptes of your whole Collection of the wholl Sum at or before the second Day of march next and any person or Persons shall neglect or refuse to make payment of the sum or sums whereat he or they are respectevely asessed or Set Down in sd Lists to Distrain the Goods or Chattles of the Sd Delinquint or Delinquints to the vallue thereof and the distrise or distresses so taken you are to keep by the spase of four Days at the Cost and chargs of the owner and if the owner do not pay the sum or sums so asessed upon him or them within the sd four days the distress or distresses so taken you are to expose and openly sell at an outcry for payment of the tax and Charges notice of such sale Being posted in Some publick place in said town twenty four hours beforehand and the overplush if any there be

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