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Fence viewers were elected officials in town governments in early New England. Elihu Hoyt and Solomon Williams serve that post for Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1811. In this agreement they are called upon to settle a dispute over payment for a fence that divides the property of Seth Sheldon (1787-1860) and John Williams (1751-1816). This orderly method should avoid the need to take the case to court.