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Although the owners, who furnish the capital and control the
operations, reside in Ware, the water-power and almost all the
mills are within our limits ; most of the operatives both dwell
here and perform their daily tasks here ; the stock is brought
here in the form of raw materials, and is here converted into
manufactured goods.

The beautiful village of Gilbertville, where this business is
transacted, has been elsewhere described. It may suffice to add
here, that the land was purchased and the first mill erected in
1860, and that the business of manufacturing was commenced in



STATISTICS. 307

1862. George H. Gilbert, the first president of the company
which bears his name, was born at Brookl3^n, Conn., and died at
Ware, May 6, 1869. The present pi-esident, Hon. Le^Yis N.
Gilbert, is the nephew, and Charles D. Gilbert, treasurer, and
J. H. Grenville Gilbert, secretary, are the sons of George H.
Gilbert. His youngest son, Edward H. Gilbert, has also recently
become a member of the company.

Furnaces and Forge. The subject of manufactures should
not be dismissed without a brief notice of what was formerly a
very important branch of industry. At the original division of
lands by the proprietors, a mill lot, sometimes called " saw-mill
lot," was laid out, which included a part of what is now called
"Furnace Village." Moose Brook furnished the water-power,
which remains in constant use, even to the present day. Besides
the saw-mill and grist-mill, which were erected ver}^ early, and a
cloth-dressing establishment of a later date, a Furnace for the
manufacture of iron hollow-ware was erected about the middle
of the last century, ^ which, for sixty or seventy years, furnished
employment to many persons. The larger part, if not the whole,
of the iron ore was procured in West Brookfield ; but, notwith-
standing the expense of transporting this principal material, the
business yielded a satisfactory profit. A general assortment of
hollow-ware was manufactured, from the ponderous and capacious
potash-kettles,2 then in use, to tea-kettles, pans, spiders, skillets,
and even smaller culinary vessels ; for all which articles a ready
market was obtained.

In the Revolutionary War, this furnace rendered important
public service, which is mentioned in a petition which is still
preserved : " To the Hon. Council and the Hon. House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Massachusetts Bay in New England,
humbly show Stephen Rice and James Woods, in behalf of them-
selves and partners, owners of a Furnace at Hardwick, in the
County of Worcester, that your petitioners have agreed to fur-
nish the Commissary General of this State with a large quantity
of Cannon Ball and other warlike stores, a part of which we have
already supplied, which are allowed to be of the very best kind.

1 The precise date of its erection I have some things that happened in the course

not ascertained; but, as early as 1763, of his life."

Deacon Joseph Allen became one of the ^ In tlie days of my boyhood there were

joint-owners, which he afterwards la- two manufactories of potash in Hard-

mented in a poetical account of "the wick, — one owned by Jason Mixter, Esq.,

time and place of the author's birth, and and the other by Dr. William Cutler.



308 HISTORY OF HARDWICK.

We have with great diflBculty, by reason of the scarcity of labor,
procured stock for making another blast, which has been at-
tended with considerable additional expense, by reason of the
large draughts of men which have been made from among us.
We are at this present time just entering on said blast, and under-
standing that this Honored Court have just ordered one half of
the militia of said County of Worcester to march to Ticonderoga
on an alarm, it will be impossible to proceed in carrying on our
blast should one half of the militia of Hardwick and New Brain-
tree be ordered to march. Wherefore your petitioners pray that
thirty persons, which is the number employed in carrying on the
business of said Furnace, may be excused from the present or a
future requisition of men, during our present blast, from said
towns of Hardwick and New Braintree. And your petitioners,
as in duty bound, shall ever pray. Stephen Rice. Jaimes
Woods. Dated at Watertown, Oct. 25, 1776." i

During the continuance of a " blast," — generally a period of
five or six months, — the fire was not quenched nor the labor
intermitted. As on shipboard, relays of hands wrought day and
night, not resting even on the Sabbath. After such continuous
labor for several months, the workmen gladly hailed the day
when the fire was extinguished for the purpose of constructing a
new crucible and making general repairs. This was technically
called "blowing out," and the day was devoted to unlimited fun
and jollity. Some of the jovial frolics and wild pranks of the
laborers are still remembered by the elderly inhabitants ; but,
perhaps, it may not be well to record them as matters of history .^
It should be added, that many who were gay and merry " furnace-
men " in their younger days were afterwards among our most
respected citizens, and attained honorable and oSicial position,
both in town and in commonwealth. For several years before
the manufacturing of iron was discontinued, this furnace was
owned and managed by Colonel Samuel Billings and Mr. Har-
mon Chamberlain.

1 Mass. Arch., clxxxi. 288. heivd. The victim required nursing sev-

2 Take one specimen : A mock-trial eral days, being kept quiet, meanwhile,
was had, and the alleged culprit sen- by a plentiful supply of his favorite bev-
tenced to be hung. As his chin was un- erage.

naturally short, the attempt to execute It is related of one who became in-

him was unsuccessful. A piece of slag, toxicated early in the morning and slept

resembling an auger, was then found, in his bunk until evening, that he after-

and an effort made to bore a hole through wards lamented that " he lost all his sport

his neck, so that a pin might be inserted at the ' blowing out,' by getting drunk too

to prevent the rope from slipping over his soon."



STATISTICS. 309

Early in the present century another furnace was erected on
Ware River, about a quarter of a mile above the dam at Gilbert-
ville. The spot is marked " New Furnace " on the R. Map, and
this name was applied to the whole neighborhood until it was
superseded by the present name of Gilbertville. The projectors
of this enterprise were Colonel Thomas Wheeler,^ a blacksmith
and very skillful worker of iron, and Mr. Lemuel Harrington,
formerly a tanner, but retired from that business and willing to
invest capital in a new adventure. In the " Massachusetts Spy,"
July 12, 1815, Jesse Bliss advertised that " The new Furnace,
lately erected by Harrington, Wheeler & Co., on Ware River in
Hardwick, is now in blast." I know not who were the other
members of the company. The business was probably not very
successful, and it was not long continued. Colonel Wheeler
removed to Ticonderoga in 1818 or 1819, and those who were
left behind had not his skill or energy as iron-workers.

Before the erection of this new furnace, Colonel Wheeler
carried on business at a Forge which stood near the spot now
occupied by the large mill of the George H. Gilbert Manufactur-
ing Company on the west side of the River. This forge seems
to have been erected by Isaac Thomas, who bought seven acres
of land, July 18, 1763, of Captain Daniel Warner, with certain
rights in Ware River ; said Warner reserving the privilege to
build " one half of a saw-mill on the ditch said Thomas is cutting
or may hereafter cut for conveying the water out of said River
to carry a saw-mill and other mills." In March, 1765, the town
"voted to Mr. Isaac Thomas the sum of £26. 13. 4., said Thomas
having engaged to build a sufficient bridge over Ware River near
his Iron-works." Mr. Thomas sold one third part of this estate
to Joseph Blake, October 20, 1763, and Blake sold his share to
Lot Whitcomb, January 18, 1770, which then embraced one
third part of a dwelling-house, one third of a corn-mill, one sixth
of a saw-mill, and one third of a forge and coal-house. In
Octobei*, 1772, this forge is described as the property of Samuel
Beals and Amos Thomas. I have not further traced the change
of ownership. While the forge was in possession of Colonel
Wheeler, a sad event occurred. As I remember the story, Nathan
Bonney, aged 17 years, in a competitive trial of strength, lifted
one of the trip-hammers, weighing six hundred pounds : he very

1 Colonel Wheeler's son, William A. in Worcester, acquired a wide reputation
Wheeler, as manager of a furnace in and a large estate.
Brookfield and an extensive iron-foundry



310 HISTORY OF HARDWICK.

soon became sick, and died April 13, 1811, as it was reported,
" of spotted fever, after an illness of 31 hours ; " ^ but his death
was generally supposed to have been occasioned by his foolhardy
rashness.

Paper Mills. About the year 1882 a paper mill was
erected by Joseph S. and Moses Smith on Ware River, on the
spot now occupied by one of the mills of the George H. Gilbert
Manufacturing Compan3\ The easterly end, with two engines,
was rented to Thornton K. Merrick and William Dickinson for
the manufacture of wrapping paper. The westerly end, fitted
for four engines, was occupied by William Mixter and Moses
Smith, about two years, for the manufacture of printing paper,
and afterwards by Moses Smith alone. In 1812 the building
was leased to Laflin and Clark, who manufactured writing
paper ; at the expiration of their lease it was again rented to
George Maynard for the same purpose ; while in his hands, the
building was burned, and the business was abandoned.

In 1866, Dr. Almon M. Orcutt of Hardwick, and Dr. D.
W. Miner and Mr. George Robinson of Ware, purchased the
water-privilege on Ware River, near Barre, long known as
"White's Mills," designated on the R. Map by the letters "N.
W.," and organized the " Ware River Paper Co." They im-
mediately commenced the erection of a mill, which was com-
pleted in 1867, at the cost of $75,000. About this time Mr.
Robinson withdrew from the company, and the business was
carried on by Drs. Orcutt and Miner about three j^ears. The
principal article manufactured was white wall paper. In 1870,
Fred, A. Mellen, who had been superintendent for Drs. Orcutt
and Miner, purchased the mill, and manufactured book paper
until the following year, when he died, and the business seems
to have been discontinued. It was afterwards resumed, and
prosecuted with more or less regularity and success, and with
occasional interruptions.

About 1880 a new company was organized, understood to con-
sist of Henry Page of Fitchburg, George W. Wheelwright and
D. S. Greenough of Boston, and Andrew J. Bartholomew of
Southbridge, with a capital of $80,000. The mill is well sup-
plied with all the modern improvements for paper-making, and
its capacity is about to be increased by additional .machinery.
The following facts in regard to its present condition were kindly

1 Massachusetts Spy, April 24, 1811.



STATISTICS. 311

furnished by the superintendent, J. W. Plowman, under date of
February 13, 1882 : " Page Paper Co. is the title of this cor-
poration. Number of hands, — male 23, female 14. We manu-
facture a N*^ 1 News, and Book Papers of various kinds, of which
we produce about 800 tons per annum. The present company
commenced business a little more than a year ago."



CHAPTER XVI.

CTVIL OFFICERS.

Councillors. — Senators. — Representatives. — Delegates to Congresses and
Conventions. — Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. — Justices of the
Peace. — Moderators. — Selectmen. — Assessors. — Town Clerks. — Town
Treasurers.

The following list of Civil Ofl&cers, resident in Hardwick, is
compiled chiefly from official records of the State and of the
Town : —

COUNCILLORS.

General Timothy Ruggles was elected Councillor in 1764, but de-
clined the service. He was appointed Mandamus Councillor in 1774,
and was sworn into office.

General Jonathan Warner, being one of the Senators of the County,
was elected Councillor in 1795 and 1796.

SENATORS.

Jonathan Warner, 1781 - 1785, Joseph Stone, 1845, 1846.

1791-1796. John Raymond, 1850.

Samuel Eastman, 1819, 1820. William Mixter, 1857.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Timothy Ruggles, 1754, 1755, Ichabod Dexter, 1782, 1783.

1757-1759, 1761-1770. John Hastings, 1786, 1800-1804,

Daniel Oliver, 1770. 1809.

Paul Mandell, 1773, 1774. Martin Kinsley, 1787, 1788, 1790-

Stephen Rice, 1775, 1777, 1784. 1792, 1794-1796.*

William Paige, 1776, 1778-1780. Timothy Paige (Esq.), 1805-1821.^

Jonathan AVarner, 1777, 1780, Seth Peirce, 1806.

1785,1798,1799. Jason Mixter, 1810, 1815, 1816,

Timothy Paige (Colonel), 1781. 1837.

1 Major Kinsley removed to Hampden, and Judge of Probate. He died at Rox-
Me., in 1798, and was afterwards repre- bury, June 20, 1835.
Bentative, senator, councillor, representa- ^ Timothy Paige died in office, Octo-
tivein Congress, Judge of Common Pleas, ber 29, 1821, having served for seventeen

successive years.



CIVIL OFFICERS.



313



Jeduthun Spooner, 1811-1814.
Joseph Stone, 1823.
Samuel Billings, 1826, 1827, 1829.
Moses Allen, 1830, 1832, 1838.
Scotto Berry, 1833.
Samuel F. Cutler, 1835.
Gardner Ruggles, 1838, 1839.
John Raymond, 1840.
William Anderson, 1841, 1842.
Stephen W. Paige, 1843, 1844.
Constant Southworth, 1847, 1857.



Franklin Ruggles, 1850.

Alvan Southworth, 1851.

Forester B. Aiken, 1852, 1860.

William Mixter, 1854, 1856, 1868.

James P. Lynde, 1855.

Orin Trow, 1861.

Albert E. Knight, 1864.

Samuel S. Dennis, 1866.

Jubal C. Gleason, 1870.

Almon M. Orcutt, 1874.

James H. Walker, 1882.



At Worcester, Augi:st, 1774, County Convention
for the Public Safety.

At Cambridge, September, 1779, to frame a Con-
stitution for the State.



DELEGATES TO PROVINCIAL CONGRESSES.

Paul Mandell, ) /i ,x , /-, i /-> ^ i -.nr,,

„, , T,. f (1st) at Concord, October, 1774.
Stephen Rice, )

Paul Mandell, (2d) at Cambridge, February, 1775.

William Paige, '\

Stephen Rice, > (3d) at Watertown, May, 1775.

Jonathan Warner, )

DELEGATES TO CONVENTIONS.

Paul Mandell,
Stephen Rice,
Jonathan Warner,
John Bradish,
William Paige,
Jonathan Warner,
John Hastings,

Timothy Paige (Colonel), at Concord, October, 1779, to affix prices.
Martin Kinsley, at Boston, February, 1788, to act on Federal Constitu-
tion.
Timothy Paige (Esq.), ) At Boston, November, 1820, to revise the Con-
Joseph Stone, ) stitution of Massachusetts.

JUSTICES OF THE COURT OP COMMON PLEAS.

Timothy Ruggles, April 19, 1757, Jonathan Warner, May 27, 1799,
Chief Justice January 21, 1762- died January 7, 1803.
1774.

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

Timothy Ruggles, April 19, 1754 ; Jonathan Warner, April 26, 1787 ;

also of the Quorum. also of the Quorum.

Daniel Oliver, January 13, 1768; Martin Kinsley, October 14, 1789 ;

died in England, May 6, 1826. died at Roxbury, 1835.

Paul Mandell, September 26, 1775 ; Seth Paddleford, July 2, 1796.^

died September 16, 1809. John Hastings, February 4, 1802 ;

died May 29, 1829.

^ Removed to Taunton, and was Judge of Probate; he died January 7, 1810.



314



HISTORY OF HARDWICK.



Timothy Paige, May 9, 1803 ; Quo-
rum, August 29, 1816; died Oc-
tober 29, 1821.

William Cutler, February 20, 1808 ;
died February 9, 1832.

Daniel Ruggles, March 9, 1811;
died February 2G, 1838.

Samuel Eastman, November 18,
1812 ; Quorum, January 20,
1820.^

Thomas Wheeler, February 21,
1814.2

Samuel Hinkley, January 22, 1819 ;
died January 19, 1849.

Jason Mixter, June 16, 1821 ; died
January 31, 1850.

Samuel F. Cutler, February 17,
1824.8

Samuel Billings, January 22, 1828.*

Joseph Stone, January 29, 1828 ;
died June 27, 1849.

Ebenezer Perry, January 26, 1829 ;
died June 27, 1845.

Joseph Knox, May 14, 1831.^

Gardner Ruggles, December 13,
1839 ; died August 5, 1853.

John Raymond, February 17, 1841 ;
died June 6, 1854.



Joel W. Fletcher, May 22, 1841."

Stephen W. Paige, March 1, 1843 ;
died February 24, 1871.

William Mixter, March 1, LS45.

William Anderson, February 17,
1848; died April 21, 18G7.

Constant Southworth, April 15,
1850 ; died December 5, 1877.

Dwight Billings, April 30, 1851.''

Almon M. Orcutt, March 22, 1854.

James P. Lynde, May 23, 1855.^

John G. Dennis, July 15, 1856;
died July 31, 1858.

Daniel S. Collins, September 2,
1858.

Andrew J. Bartholomew, Novem-
ber 18, 1858. Removed to South-
bridge.

Albert E Knight, May 27, 1861.

James P. Fay, April 27, 1864;
Trial .Justice, April 27, 1869.

William H. Tucker, January 16,
1867.

John F. Rich, August 24, 1871.

G. Albert Williams, Trial Justice,
April 22, 1873.

Alfred H. Richardson, December
21, 1875.



Moderators of Annual Town Meetings.



Benjamin Smith, 1737.®

Joseph Allen, 1738, 1740-1742,

1745, 1766-1769, 1771, 1773,

1775.
Christopher Paige, 1739,^° 1744,

1747, 1749, 1750, 1754, 1758.
Eleazar Warner, 1743, 1746, 1748.
Constant Merrick, 1751.

1 Removed to Springfield ; died at Am
herst, April 11, 1865.

^ Removed to Ticondcroga, N. Y. ;
died at Worcester, April 26, 1851.

8 Removed to Amherst, and died there,
September 9, 1863.

* Removed to Greenfield ; died at
Worcester, May 13, 1868.

^ Removed to Rock Island, 111. ; died
August 6, 1881.



Benjamin Ruggles, 1752, 1753,
1755, 1759, 1762, 1765, 1770.

Paul Mandell, 1756, 1757, 1760,
1761.

Timothy Ruggles, 1763, 1764.

William Paige, 1772, 1774, 1776-
1778, 1781.

Jonathan Warner, 1779, 1780,

'^ Removed to Leominster and Cam-
bridge ; died at Chicago, February 15,
1880.

■^ Removed to Connecticut ; died No-
vember 23, 1881.

^ Removed to Athol.

3 District meeting.

1° First March meeting after incorpora-
tion of the town.



CIVIL OFFICERS.



315



1782, 1787, 1788, 1790, 1791,
1795, 1798, 1799, 1801.

David Allen, 1783-1786, 1793.

Martin Kinsley, 1789, 1794, 1796.

Daniel Warner, 1792.

John Hastings, 1797.

Daniel Ruggles, 1800.

Timothy Paige, 1802-1821, except
1807.

James Paige, 1807.

Samuel Eastman, 1822, 1823.

William Cutler, 1824.

Samuel Billings, 1825-1827, 1833.

Moses Allen, 1828-1830.



Ebenezer Perry, 1831, 1832, 1836,

1841.
Joseph Knox, 1834, 1835, 1837.
John Raymond, 1838-1840, 1842-

1850, 1852.
Constant Southworth, 1851, 1853,

1855, 1857-1860, 1863, 1866,

1867, 1873.
Almon M. Orcutt, 1854, 1856.
William Mixter, 1861, 1862, 1865.
Joseph W. Powers, 1864, 1868-

1871.
Samuel S. Dennis, 1872, 1874-

1882.



Selectmen.



Benjamin Smith, 1737, 1739.

Joseph Allen, 1737, 1738, 1740-
1742, 1745-1748, 1750, 1751,
1756, 1757, 1766-1769, 1771-
1773.

Samuel Robinson, 1737, 1741,

1742, 1748, 1752-1757.
Stephen Griffith, 1737.
Benjamin Ruggles, 1737, 1738,

1743, 1744, 1746, 1749, 1750,
1752-1755, 1758, 1759, 1761,
1765, 1770.

Jonathan Warner, 1738, 1740-

1742, 1745, 1751.
John Wells, 1738-1741.
Constant Merrick, 1738, 1739,

1742, 1747, 1749, 1756, 1760,
1762-1764, 1770.

Eleazar Warner, 1739, 1743, 1744,

1746-1748.
William Thomas, 1739.
Christopher Paige, 1740, 1741,

1743, 1744, 1749-1751.
John Foster, 1740, 1741.
George Abbott, 1742.
Nathaniel Whitcomb, 1745, 1752,

1753, 1758, 1759.
Timothy Ruggles, 1754.
Elisha Hedge, 1755, 1758, 1759,

1762-1764.



Paul Mandell, 1756, 1757, 1760,

1761, 1765, 1766, 1770, 1772-

1775.
Ezra Leonard, 1760, 1767, 1768,

1776.
John Cooper, 1761.
Stephen Fay, 1762-1764.
William Paige, 1765, 1769-1773,

1775-1778.
Roland Sears, 1767-1769, 1771.
Joseph Warner, 1770.
Thomas Robinson, 1771-1773,

1776, 1777.
Daniel Warner, 1771-1773, 1776,

1784, 1786.
Timothy Newton, 1774, 1777, 1786.
Stephen Rice, 1774, 1775, 1779,

1780.
Jonathan Warner (General), 1774,

1775, 1779. '
Elisha Billings, 1774.
John Bradish, 1775,
Abraham Knowlton, 1776, 1780.
David Allen, 1777, 1781-1785,

1792-1798.
Timothy Paige (Colonel), 1777-

1780.
Gamaliel Collins, 1778.
Daniel Billings, 1778, 1782, 1784,

1787-1790.



316



HISTORY OF HARDWICK.



Elijah Warner, 1779, 1780, 1782,

1793-1795.
John Hastings, 1778-1780, 1795.
Aaron Barlow, 1781.
Ichabod Dexter, 1781, 1782, 1785.
Epbraim Pratt, 1781.
Isaiah Hatch, 1781, 1782.
Daniel Egery, 1783, 1787-1792.
James Paige, Jr. (Major), 1783-

1786, 1791-1794, 1803-1805.
Charles Doolittle, 1783.
John Paige, 1783-1785.
Moses Mandell, 1785, 1786, 1800-

1802, 1817.
James Lawton, 1786.
Seth Peirce, 1787-1791, 1803-

1805.
Nathaniel Paige, 1787.
Seth Johnson, 1787-1790.
Job Dexter, 1788-1794, 1796-

1799, 1803-1805.
Lemuel Willis, 1791, 1792.
Prince Nye, 1793-1799, 1806-

1810.
Seth Hinkley, Jr., 1795, 1796.
Jeduthun Spooner, 1796-1800,

1811, 1812.
Jonathan Dauforth, 1797.
Timothy Paige (Esq.), 1798-1810,

1817-1821.
Daniel Ruggles, 1799-1802.
Samuel Iliukley, 1800-1810.
Samuel Beals, 1801, 1802.
Jason Mixter, 1806-1810, 1817-

1819, 1835-1839.
Lemuel Newton, 1806.
Elijah B. Harmon, 1807, 1811.
Henry Fish, 1808-1812.
Jonathan Warner, 1811-1813.
Samuel Dexter, Jr., 1811-1813,

1829.
Moses Allen, 1812-1815, 1817-

1825, 1829-1831, 1835, 1836.
Lewis Howe, 1813, 1814.
Samuel Eastman, 1813-1816.
Thomas Egery, 1814-1816.



Thomas R. Smith, 1814-1816,

1836, 1837.
Moses Wheeler, 1815, 1816.
Samuel Billings, 1816, 1818-1825.
Joseph Stone, 1817-1822, 1826.
Ezra Ruggles, 1820.
Samuel F. Cutler, 1821-1825,

1836.
William Walker, 1822-1824.
David Paige, 1823.
Scotto Berry, 1824, 1826-1829,

1835.
Martin Mandell, 1825.
Ebenezer Perry, 1825-1828.
Charles Paige, 1826.
William Sumner, 1826.
Stephen Morton, 1827.
John Gilbert, 1827, 1828.
Joseph Robinson (Colonel), 1827,

1828, 1830.
Joseph Robinson, 2d, 1828-1830.
Haffield Gould, 1829-1832, 1836-

1845.
Warren Smith, 1830.
John Dean, 1831-1833, 1847, 1848.
Beals Thomas, 1831.
Marshall Nye, 1831, 1832.
Joseph Knox, 1832.
Walter Mandell, 1832-1834.
Timothy P. Anderson, 1833, 1834.
Joseph Whipple, 1833.
Ebenezer Burt, Jr., 1833.
Anson F. Allen, 1834.
James Browning, 1834, 1838, 1839.
John Raymond, 1834, 1837-1840,

1842-1850, 1852-1854.
Elbridge Cutler, 1835.
Mark Haskell, 1835.
Charles C. Spoouer, 1837-1839,

1846-1848, 1852, 1865-1868.
Sardius Sibley, 1840.
William Anderson, 1840-1846,

1854, 1856.
Adolphus Bartholomew, 1840.
Gardner Bartholomew, 1841, 1847.
William Mixter, 1841-1843.



CIVIL OFFICERS.



317



Erastus W. Paige, 1841-1846.
Asa Sturtevant, 1844-1846.
Constant Southworth, 1847-1849,

1851, 1854, 1855, 1863, 1864.
Timothy Fay, 1848.
Lilly S. Manly, 1849, 1850, 1856.
Dwight Billings, 1850, 1851, 1853.
Moses Lawrence, 1851, 1855.
Forester B. Aiken, 1851.
Orin Trow, 1851, 1863, 1865-1868.
James H. Walker, 1852, 1856,

1857, 1872-1874.
Joseph W. Powers, 1853, 1854,

1856-1862.



Adonijah Dennis, 1855.
Alvin Cleveland, 1855.
H. G. Otis Monroe, 1855.
Henry B. Gould, 1856-1862.
George Manly, 1857-1802, 1869-

1882.
William P. Ruggles, 1857.
Elbridge Mandell, 1863.
Nathan W. Sargent, 1864.
Samuel S. Dennis, 1864-1882.
Calvin W. Mann, 1869-1871.
Alfred H. Richardson, 1875.
George Warner, 1876-1882.



Assessors.



William Maccoye, 1737.
Benjamin Ruggles, 1737, 1738,

1741, 1743, 1744, 1746, 1749,
1750, 1758, 1759, 1761.

Experience Johnson, 1737.
Joseph Allen, 1738, 1740-1742,

1745-1748, 1750-1757, 1765-

1767, 1773.
Jonathan Warner, 1738, 1745.
John Wells, 1738, 1739.
Constant Merrick, 1738, 1739,

1742, 1747, 1749, 1760, 1762-
1764.

Eleazar Warner, 1739, 1743, 1744,

1746-1748.
Benjamin Smith, 1739.
William Thomas, 1739.
Christopher Paige, 1740, 1743,

1744, 1749, 1750.
John Foster, 1740, 1741.
Samuel Robinson, 1742, 1748,

1757.
Nathaniel Whitcomb, 1745, 1758,

1759.
Paul Mandell, 1751, 1752, 1754-

1757, 1760, 1761, 1769, 1770,

1772, 1774, 1775.
Stephen Fay, 1751, 1753, 1762-

1766.
John Cooper, 1752-1756, 1761,

1765, 1766, 1768, 1769.



Elisha Hedge, 1758, 1759, 1762-

1764.
Ezra Leonard, 1760.
Jonas Fay, 1766, 1767.
Thomas Wells White, 1767-1769,

1771, 1776, 1777.
Chains SafFord, 1769.
Joseph Warner, 1770.
William Paige, 1770, 1772, 1773,

1776.
Daniel Wheeler, 1771, 1783.
David Allen, 1771, 1777, 1778,

1780, 1783-1787, 1795, 1796.
Daniel Warner, 1772, 1773, 1776-

1780, 1784-1786.
Stephen Rice, 1774, 1775.
Josiah Lock, 1774.
Barnabas Sears, 1775.
Thomas Wheeler, 1777, 1782.
John Hastings, 1777, 1779, 1782,

1793, 1794.
Silvanus Washburn, 1778-1780,

1782-1787.
Ephraim Cleveland, 1781.
Seth Johnson, 1781.
James Paige, Jr. (Major), 1781,

1787-1794, 1796, 1803-1805,



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