Link to file: Madison_Eaton Town committee
File name: Madison_Eaton Town committee.pdf
File format: PDF (portable document format), 380K
File size: 4 pages, 1966 x 2494 pixels
Handwritten document, collection of Dan Nickerson
Date: August 1853
Size: Approximately 6.5 x 8.5″
This document is in a private collection, scanned image provided by Dan Nickerson, a direct descendant of Isaiah Forrest.
Jonathan F. Chase, Elias Rice and E[liphalet] Cloutman the above named Committee met at the Inn of Samuel Atkinson in the Town of Madison [(several words obscured under fold in paper)] August AD 1853 according to Adjournment Robinson Blaisdell, Isaiah Forrest, Nathaniel Quint Selectmen of Madison and Eli C. Glines, William R. Thurston and Lucian Danforth Selectmen of Eaton were all present and did not object, and after a full hearing of both parties the Committee agree to make the following report and they do Report, that the Town of Madison shall pay their proportion of all the debts, dues and [liabilities] that the Town of Eaton were bound to pay at the time of the division according to their proportion of publick Taxes, and that the state proportion for the Town of Madison shall be one dollar and thirty four cents. And that proportion for the Town of Eaton shall be one dollar and sixteen cents. That the Town of Eaton pay the Town of Madison for their part of the Town House one hundred Dollars. That said Town of Madison have the Pound, and the Town of Eaton have all of the Town Books in full pay for their Interest in said Pound. Said one hundred dollars for the Town House to be paid in one year from the first day of October next, and the Town p[aupers to be divided in the following manner that is to say Town of Madison shall Take and maintain the Widow Laymon, the Widow Kennett, Rachel [Pottle], the Widow Carlton, and Sylvester Harriman. [The Town] of Eaton shall take and Maintain Louisa Drew, the Widow Folsom, John Hill, Cynthia Durgin and [remainder of line obscured by fold in paper] pay their Equal share of the expenses of this Committee which is fourty [sic] three Dollars in the same proportion as other debts. The Town of Madison is further to pay in the same proportion above named their full share of the support of all the paupers belonging to both Towns up to the first day of September 1853 and also to pay their proportion of six Dollars paid Cyrus K. Drake for damages of a horse. And the Town of Madison is to sustain their share in the same manner the abatement of all Taxes that has non or can not be collected, in said Town of Eaton up to March last, and also to share their part of the loss if their [sic] shall be any on an obligation from William Mason for about fourteen dollars, And the Town of Eaton is to pay in the same proportion their share of four Dollars and fifteen cents which was paid for serving [(unreadable word)]. It is the opinion of the Committee that both Towns shall pay their Just and Equal proportion according to their State and County Tax made from their State proportion above named of all the cost of laying out and the land damages and of making if it shall be made by virtue of the acts of the road commissioners whose report was accepted at the last term of the Court of common pleas in the County of Carroll a road laid out on the petition of Nathaniel J. Palmer and others. And also the cost land damages and cost of making if it shall be laid out and made by Virtue of the petition of Nathaniel Currier and others now pending in the Court of Common Pleas, in the same proportion.
August 30th 1853
Jonathan F. Chase
J T Chase $14.00
Elias Rice 15.00
Elip’t Clout, 14.00
The Committee understand that the Town Standard of Weights and measures, a desk and chest and a [pull? pew?] cloth belonging to the old Town of Eaton be set up at auction and the Town that will pay the highest price in the same proportion above named shall them.
J F Chase
[transcription by Mary Cronin]
NOTE: Census records from 1850 and 1860 show that Jonathan F. Chase, Elias Rice, and Eliphalet Cloutman were residents of Conway, Freedom, and Conway respectively.