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State of Newhampshear Hillsborough SS
(Seal) To Levt John Hall Constable for the town of Derryfield Greeting
You are hearby Requered in the Name of the goverment and people of this state to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield quallifyed By Law to vote in Town meetings that they meet at the meeting House in Said Town on tuesday the thirteenth Day of february next at twelve o Clock on Said Day to act on the following (viz)
115 firstly to Chooes a moderator to Regulate Said meeting
2dly Secondly to see what Method the town will to Rais our Quota of men whitch we are Called upon for By the Court toards Compleating the Continantal army
zly to See if the town will vote to abate the Solders that have been out in the publick Service for three years from this town one years tax after there Return also aney that may Try age (?) for three years
make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings there on unto us on or Before the Said Day for holding Said meeting
given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twentyninth Day of January 1781
A proper Return maid and Signd
John Hall Constable
Hillsborough S s
at a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Legally called and Conveand at the meeting house in Said town on tuesday the thirteenth Day of february 1781
11 voted Con John Goffe Esq* moderator
215 voted that the Expense of the wor Shall Be Defrayed By a town Tax Levied on the poles and Estates
3ly voted to Ajourn this meeting to Lert John Halls west Room
Levt Halls west Room meet according to ajournment and the meeting Called
4thly voted to Chooes a Committy to Hire our Quota of the men whitch we are called upon for By the court toards Compleeting the Continantal army, and that Said Committy Shall give securitty to Sutch men for pay as they Shall Ingage as Solders for the Space of three years to Compleat Said army: in Behalf of Said town, and that the Security that Said Committy Shall fiend Nessessary to give to Said Solders in Behalf of Said town Shall be valed and Be punctually proformed and paid By said Town
5thly voted that Capt Samuel moor Levt John Hall and Capt John Hervey Be Said Committy
6thly voted that the town will pay the Expenses of Said Committy Nessessarily Expended in Said Buisness
ythly voted that the Continantal Solders that was out in the three years Service Last and are Now Come home Shall Be abated there pole tax for one year after there Return*
*Through the courtesy of Mr. Fred W. Lamb, of this city, as the outcome of his painstaking research, I am able to give the following list of soldiers from Derryfield who served in the Revolution:
DERRYFIELD MEN IN THE FIRST NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.
John Stark, Colonel.
8thly voted that all Sutch men as shall Ingage in the publick Service tor three years for this Town Shall Be Cleard from paing aney pole tax for the Space of one year after there Return
Of these men John Stark, Archibald Stark, Caleb Stark, John Moore, Benjamin George, Benjamin Baker, Nathaniel Boyd, Charles Emerson, George Emerson, John Goffe, Arthur Hart, Lemuel Harvey, Nathaniel Martin, Timothy Martin, David McKnight, John C. McNeil, Goffe Moore, David Farmer, and William Boyd were present at Bunker Hill. David Farmer was with Stark at Bennington. Nathaniel Martin was with Arnold in his march to Canada, and was taken prisoner at Quebec.
DERRYFIELD MEN SERVING IN OTHER REGIMENTS THAN THE FIRST
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Theophilus Griffin.
Ebenezer Newman. Timothy Dow.
Robert Cunningham, Jr. Enoch Harvey.
William Nutt. Samuel Harvey.
Captain Samuel Moore. John Nutt.
John Hanson. Robert McKnight.
Benjamin Stevens. James McCalley.
Mark Duty. Nathaniel Baker.
Peter Emerson. Alexander McMurphy.
Moses Chandler. James Thompson.
Archibald Gamble. Ebenezer Costa.
Amos Martin. Oliver Emerson.
Lieutenant Daniel Hall.
Of these men Theophilus Griffin, Enoch Harvey, and John Nutt were with Stark at Bennington.
Isaac Huse was in the Massachusetts service.
Samuel Blodget, according to Chase's History of Haverhill, Mass., was actively engaged on the field at Bunker Hill.
This list has been compiled from the “New Hampshire Revolutionary Rolls,” Potter's “History of Manchester,” Kidder's "First New Hampshire Regiment,” Gilmore's “Capt. John Moore's Company at Bunker Hill,
," Gilmore's "Roll of New Hampshire Men at Bennington," and Gilmore's "Roll of New Hampshire Men at Bunker Hill.”
While this list may not be complete, it is the only one I have seen.- ED.
gthly voted that this meeting Be ajourned to thirsday the fifteenth Day of February at this place at two oClock after
february the 15th 1781
the Town meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk present and the meeting Called
voted that Ensign Joseph Sanders Be appointed as one of the affore Said Committy in Stid of Capt John Hervey who Declines the Service
Recorded this 16th Day of february 1781
pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk
Hillsborough SS To Levt John Hall Constable for the Town of Derryfield greeting
you are Hear by Required in the Name of the goverment and people of the State of Newhampshear that you warn all the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote in Town meetings. that they meet at the meetinghouse in Said Town then and there when meet to act on the following articals (viz)
1ly to Chooes a moderator to Regulate Said meeting
2dly to Draw two fit men out of the Box to Serve as pettit Juriors at the Next Superior Cort of Judicatuer to be holden at amharst on the Last tuesday of this Instant february
and make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings there on to my Self on or before Said Day for holding Said meeting
given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this yth Day of february 1781
Asael Smith T: Clerk a proper Return made and Signd
John Hall Constable
Pursuant to the above warrant the town meet at the meeting house on tuesday the 13th Day of february 1781 and proseeded as followeth (viz)
11y voted Colonel John Goff moderator
21 then Drew from the Box in the face of Said meeting Levt John Hall and Ensign Samuel Stark to serve as Juriors as was above Required Recorded this 16th Day of february 1781
pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk
State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s
To Joseph farmor Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting
You are hearby Required in the Name of the Goverment and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote in Town meetings that they meet at the meeting house at Said Derryfield to act on the following articals (viz)
1st to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting
2 to See what metthod the town will take to provide the Beaf whitch we are Called upon for By the State
zly to See if the Town will Vote to pay Levt John Perum and Capt Samuel moor for a Solder that they Sent into the Service for three months the year past
419 to See if the Town will vote to purches a Standard of waeghts and measaurs
515 to See if the town will vote to have aney Scoole this year and how mutch make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings unto
before Said Day Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this fifth Day of March 1781
Select men a Return made sutable to the ocation Hillsborough s s Derryfield march the 22d 1781
Pursuant to the fore going warrant the town meet and proceeded to act as followeth (viz)