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Towns Dues & an Additional Sum
not exceeding eight pounds for cont=
Voted That the People of Muddy
Brook be Allowed Six pounds
towards building a School there
provided there be a House built
there to School their Children in

Voted to Erect a Steeple at the
North End of the Meeting house
to be proportioned to the body of
the house in the same proportion
as the Steeple of Northfeild Meeting
house is to the Body of that house
& ye Lt. David Field & Mr. Joseph Barn
= ard be the Comtte to See the Same
Effected, which Comtte have engaged to
do the Same for the Sum of one hundred
pounds Lawful Money

Voted that the Comittee for building the
Steeple be desird to build Stairs out of the
Same into the Gallery, at the Towns Charge

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The first order of business at the Deerfield December town meeting was to elect a Moderator to run the meeting. Mr. Joseph Barnard was voted in. In addition to settling details for the improvement of the meetinghouse, the voters dealt with school matters in Bloody Brook (South Deerfield), appointed the Selectmen to order the treasurer to pay the town's bills, and voted their approval for three members to provide the Reverend Mr. Ashley with his firewood for the year. Town meetings were regularly held four times each year with extra meetings called for emergencies.


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Deerfield Town Meeting

creator   Selectmen of Deerfield
date   Dec 7, 1767
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   6.25"
width   3.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L99.083

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Notes from Deerfield Town Meeting

Fourth Meeting House (1729-1824)

"Regulations For the Government of the Schools in the Town of Deerfield"

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