History of Marshfield.
[Thanks to Linda Smith for transcribing this chapter]
of twenty dollars per month, including the forty shillings per month allowed by the state in hard money, and that the money be reduced to a bushel of Indian corn at six shillings per bushel & rye at nine shillings per bushel as to the town's part, and it shall be at their option to take either the corn & grain or had money."
"And they proceeded and chose Messrs. Thos FordNathl FordAsa WatermanLemuel LittleDea. John Tilden and John White as a committee to assist Capt. Clift and Capt. Dingley in procuring the said 18 men, &c.
"A vote was also passed that a committee of forty be chosen to procure one soldier each at as reasonable rate as he can, & bring in the bill to the town and procure corn and other articles which they promised said soldiers in behalf and cost of town."
"It was ordered that the Selectmen be desired and directed to hire the money or procure the beef at six pence per pound in the new emission, the eight thousand weight of which is the town's "Cota" for the Continental Army, or ordered by a resolve of the General Court, and that they be allowed 4 shillings per day in the old way for their time spent in that service."
"Voted to procure 15 more soldiers, the town's quota for the army, and for this town's quota of beef for, the Continental Army, the sum of ten thousand pounds, £10000 (continental money) also voted to procure 3 soldiers to go to Rhode Island. Also agreed that those persons that will turn in beef for the Continental soldiers shall be allowed 4d per lb. for what goes to pay the town tax, and six pence for what goes to pay their Commonwealth tax, and what remains due them after 25th, December next, to be allowed 4 pence pr. lb. and interest till paid. Voted the town be taxed for 6192 pounds of beef."
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