[Thanks to Sarah Sully for transcribing this chapter]

CHAPTER XXI.

Town Record Selections.

1728.
   "The town raised £22—10s for defraying the charge of the Preaching to the neighborhood at the North part of the town for 13 Sabbaths in the Winter & Spring."
1730.
   An attempt was made in town meeting to divide the South part of the town from the North, into precincts, but failed a majority vote.
1731.
   "The town agreed to pay Mr. 'Greenlife' for every Sabbath Day he hath or shall preach to the neighborhood at the North river in the Months of Dec. Jan. Feb. & March."
1732.
   At a town meeting, voted "that John Barker & Cornelius White do represent the town as agents to make answer to a petition of several persons in the Northerly part of said town at the Great & General Court at Boston on Friday the 23rd inst and that whereas divers pesons in the Northerly part of Marshfield have complained to the Great and General Court of the long travel to the public worship of God, in that the meeting house stands too near the southerly end of said town, a vote was called to know the mind of said town whether they would free all those who have subscribed to a petition bearing date the last day of May 1732, from the maintenance of the present minister, provided they maintain a minister among themselves, and the town be discharged from their 'Chapel of Ease,' the four months in the year and said vote passed in the affirmative."

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