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CHAPTER VIII.

TOWN MEETINGS, 1819–1909.

    The third book of town records begins with 1819. The Widow Pattee was sold to Warren Wilson for $65, James Woodbury also for $67; Mrs. Woodbury and Lewis Lambkin's children are left to the selectmen to dispose of. Amasa Jones got $14 for taking care of Mrs. Lambkin. The pay received by the selectmen the last year for their services was as follows: Elias Porter, $13.93; John H. Harris, $11.13; Daniel Blaisdell, $13.33; Thomas H. Pettingill received $2 for being treasurer and Daniel Hovey $4.50 as clerk. Four hundred and ninety-nine dollars was voted for town charges and to build and repair bridges. The rate for highways is fifty cents. In 1820, $350 was voted for town charges. Parrot Blaisdell of Orange took James Woodbury for $39, the other poor are left to the selectmen, as well as Prescott Clark’s children. The census of the town this year shows 1,198 persons, a gain of 104 since the last.

    In 1821, $750 was voted for town charges, roads at the same rate. The poor are left to the selectmen to dispose of: James Woodbury, Widow Pattee, Betsey Colby, — who is to be taken to her husband and relieve the town, — Mrs. Lambkin and her son, Abigail Flint, Prescott Clark and his four children. The selectmen are to procure guideboards.

    In 1822, the time for calling the annual meeting passed and recourse was had to Daniel Blaisdell, as justice of the peace, to call it. The selectmen were voted sixty-seven cents a day for taking the inventory and fifty cents in other matters. They voted “To purchase of John Fales a convenient place for a burying ground.” This is the first addition to the Street Cemetery. One hundred dollars was voted to fence it- and the other grounds. Two hundred dollars was voted “for extra expenses.”

    The Canaan Musical Society was incorporated this year with a charter from the legislature, dated June 27, 1822. John Currier, Timothy Tilton and Moses Kelley were the incorpora-