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The Fourth AmendmentOrigins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791$

William J. Cuddihy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.001.0001

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APPENDIX D-2 Positive Votes: Towns That Approved the Excise of 1754

APPENDIX D-2 Positive Votes: Towns That Approved the Excise of 1754

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The Fourth Amendment
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Oxford University Press

So far as the following records indicated, no town approved the excise by a unanimous vote. A double underline, however, designates the five towns that voted in the affirmative “by a great majority,” or similar language.

Abington (Plymouth Co.). Procs., 30 Sept. 1754, [Town Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths (untitled ms.)], vol. 1 [1712–77], fol. 94 (91) (L. D. S. Film no. 904,379).

Barnstable (Barnstable Co.). Procs., 22 Aug. 1754, “Barnstable Town Records,” vol. 2 (1713–64), fol. 148, Office of the Clerk and Treasurer, Town of Barnstable, Drawer T, Hyannis, Ma. 02601.

Billerica (Middlesex Co.)Procs., 16 Sept. 1754, “Records [of Billerica],” vol. 4 (1753–79), fol. 18 (L. D. S. Film no. 0901877).

Bolton (Worcester Co.). Procs., 26 Aug. 1754, “Bolton Town Records,” vol. 1 (1738–77), fol. 202. 01740.

Boxford (Essex Co.). Procs, 20 Sept. 1754, “Boxford Town Reports,” Bk. 2 (1741–93), fol. 35. 01921.

Bradford (Essex Co.). Procs., 19 Sept. 1754, “Records of Meetings,” no. 2 (1744–1826), unfoliated (L. D. S. Film no. 893,123).

Brookfield (Worcester Co.). Procs., 30 Sept. 1754, “Town Meetings, 1719–70,” fols. 225–26. 01506.

(p.818) Cambridge (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 11 Sept. 1754, Cambridge City Council, “The City of Cambridge, Town Records,” vol. B (1703/4–1780), fol. 84. 02139.

Concord (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 25 Sept. 1754, [Ancient Records of Concord], vol. 4: Records of Selectmen and Town Meetings, 1746–77, fol. 95. 01742. The same item appears in a copy of the foregoing ms. at the Concord Free Public Library: “Town Clerk’s Record,” vol. 4 (1747–56), fol. 95 (W. P. A. Note Book Copy, vol. 9, fols. 95b–c).

Framingham (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 23 Sept. 1754, “Town Records Proceedings & Misc.,” vol. 2 (1736–87), fol. 104 (L. D. S. Film no. 873046).

Groton (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 13 Aug. 1754, “Town Meeting Records,” vol. 4 (1750–65), fol. 114. 01450.

Hardwick (Worcester Co.). Procs., 30 Sept. 1754, “Town Records, Vital Records,” vol. 2 [1734–1812], fol. 119 (L. D. S. Film no. 868,518).

HYANNIS: see Barnstable.

Lancaster (Worcester Co.). Abijah Willard to freeholders, [Lancaster], 26 Aug. 1754 and procs., 9 Sept. 1754, “Town Records, vol. 1 [1725–67]. Town of Lancaster,” unfoliated, Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 695 Main Street (Box 97), Lancaster, MA 01523-2245: transcript copy courtesy of June Sheridan, Asst. Town Clerk, to the author, 01 July 2008, 10:22:54 (email).

Malden (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 19 Aug. 1754, “Proceedings, vol. 1 ([1673/4-] 1764),” unfoliated (L. D. S. film no. 0893872).

Medfield (Suffolk Co.). Procs., 14 Oct. 1754, “Records of the Town of Medfield…,” vol. 2 (1700–55), unfoliated. 02052.

Middleboro (Plymouth Co.). Procs., 30 Sept. 1754, “Town of Middleboro, Records,” vol. 2 (1746–72), fol. 71. 02346.

Newton (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 7 Oct. 1754, “Town of Newton. Town Meeting Records,” bk. 1 (1706–58), City Archivist, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 1000 Commowealth Ave., Newton Center, Ma. 02159.

Pembroke (Plymouth Co.). Procs., 14 Oct. 1754, “Records of the Town of Pembroke, Massachusetts,” Part 1 (1735–91), fols. 109–10. 02359.

Pepperell (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 16 Aug. 1754, [Town Records, Proceedings & Misc.], vol. 1 (1742–ca. 1809), fol. 26 (L. D. S. Film no. 868,715).

Plympton (Plymouth Co.). Procs., 7 Oct. 1754, art. 3, “Records of the Town of Plympton,” vol. 2 (1731/2–1815), fol. 65. 02367.

Reading (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 7, 16 Oct. 1754, “Records of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, 1638–1812,” vol. 1 (1644–1773), fols. 359–60, Reading Public Library, 6 Lowell St., Reading, Ma. 01867.

Rowley (Essex Co.). Procs., 20 Sept. 1754, “Record,” vol. 2 (1716–71), fol. 128 (L. D. S. Film no. 887,752).

Sturbridge (Worcester Co.). Procs., 8 Oct. 1754, “Records,” 1738–77, fol. 97. 011566.

Sudbury (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 14 Oct. 1754, art 9, “Town Meeting Records,” bk. 3 (1724–55), fol. 618. 01776.

Sutton (Worcester Co.). Procs., 10 Sept. 1754, art. 2, “Sutton Town Book, 1719–87,” unfoliated. 01527.

Waltham (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 2 Sept. 1754, “Liber No. 1: Waltham First Book of Records [1737–58],” fol. 282 (L. D. S. Film no. 892,245); “Copy [Town Meeting] Records, 1750 to 1768,” fol. 105 (L. D. S. Film no. 892,246).

Watertown (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 16 Sept. 1754, art. no. 1, Watertown Records (8 vols. Watertown, 1894–1939), vol. 5 (1745/6–69), p. 147.

(p.819) Westfield (Hampshire Co.). Procs., 7 Oct. 1754, “Town Meeting Book, 1692–1762,” fol. 277. 01085.

Weston (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 14 Oct. 1754, “Trade, 1645–1754; Mass. Ar.,” vol. 119, fol. 675a, Ma. Ar., Boston; also in: Town of Weston. Records of the First Precinct, 1746–54 (Boston, 1893), p. 38.

Woburn (Middlesex Co.). Procs., 14 Oct. 1754, “Woburn Town Records,” vol. 7 [i.e., 8] (Dec. 1748–Mar. 1766), fol. 138 (L. D. S. Film no. 893,363).