On the 10th day of March, 1777 Voted to choose
Town Treasurer Samuel Plummer, Esq
Selectmen Messrs. James Porter, John Smith, Thomas Merritt, Samuel Plummer, Esq, Stephen Pool
Samuel Plummer, Esq.
James Porter, and was sworn
Messrs. Thomas Sargent, Eben. Parsons, & William Preston
Voted that the Selectmen be Assessors, Overseers of the Poor and the Work House Committee of Safety & Correspondence and Inspection were chose by billet of which were inspected by the moderator & clerk. Viz. Capt Jacob Allen, William Coas, William Parsons, Samuel Whittemore, Major James Collins, Col. John Stevens, Dea. Hubbard Haskel, Col. John Low, Samuel Plummer, Esq, Capt Francis Pool, Dea Jabez Row, Mr. Daniel Rogers, Col. Peter Coffin, Dea Thomas Morrill, & Mr. John Hay
The question was put whether the town approve of the Conduct of the late Committee in desiring Mr. John Murray to depart this town in five days from the 1st of March 1777. It was voted in the affirmative by 54 voters for it & only 8 against it.
Town Meeting Minutes, (March 10, 1777). Sawyer Free Public Library, Gloucester, MA