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Held in Adolphustown
1792 - 1849

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Source: Appendix To The Report Of The Ontario Bureau Of Industries 1897, Warwick Bro's & Rutter, Toronto, 1899, Royal Ontario Museum Library, FC3061.A553, Record of Town Meetings of Adolphustown, pages 1-26. Note: On page 'v' of the introduction are these words:  "[The Minutes of Town Meetings] was kept in one book which was 'discovered' during the past year by Mr. T. W. Casey, of Napanee, among some old relics and books in the possession of the Allison family of Adolphustown. The chest containing them had been closed for many years and the existence of this record book was quite unknown or had been forgotten. .... It is printed here through the courtesy of David W. Allison, Esq, former M.P. for Lennox and Warden of the County."

The information below was transcribed and published in 1899 and it is not known if the original book is still around. Contact me if you know of the where abouts of this old book.

Copyright:
Randy Saylor, March 2009. The names are transcribed as printed by Doug Smith and Randy Saylor.

Note; Quakers abstained from taking oaths and so you will see the word "affirmed" instead of "sworn" denoting a Quaker.


Town meeting Minutes

1792
            At a Town Meeting held 6th of March, 1792, the following persons were chosen to officiate in their respective offices the ensuing year, and also the regulation for the same:
            Ruben Bedell, Town Clerk; Joseph Allison, Garrot Benson, Constables; Paul Huff, Philip Dorand, Overseers of the Poor; Willet Casey, Paul Huff, John Huyck, Pound Masters.
            Dimentions of Hogs Yoaks, 18 inches by 24. Height of Fence, 4 ft. 8 in. Fence Viewers, Abraham Maybe and Peter Ruttan. Water voted to be no fence. No pigs to run till three months old. No stallion to run. Any person putting fire to any bush or stubble that does not his endeavor to hinder it from doing damage, shall forfeit the sum of Forty Shillings.
                                                            PHILLIP DORLAND T. C.

1793

            At a Town Meeting at Adolphustown 5 day of March, 1793. The undermentioned persons were chosen to Officiate in their respective offices, and also the regulations made the ensuing year.
            Ruben Bedell, Town Clerk; John Robling and William Casey, Constables; Philip Dorland and Paul Huff, Overseers of the Poor; Willet Casey, Paul Huff and John Huyck, pound masters; Tomas Dorland, Benjamin Clapp, Reuben Bedell and John Huyck, Overseers of the Highway.
 
Fence Viewers
            Peter Vallau, Philip Dorland and Benjamin Clapp; Committee appointed to lay out the third Concession Road, Nicholas Hagerman, Paul Trumpour and John Canniff.
           
            Water voted no fence. Pigs not to run till three months old. Fences 4 feet 8 inches high. Hogs yoaks 18 inches by 24. No person to set fire to bush or stubble without taking two Freeholders with him under penalty of Forty shillings.
                                                                                    RUBEN BEDELL T. C.
                                                           
 
            At a Town Meeting held in Adolphustown the 28th of august, 1793, The undermentioned persons were chosen to officiate in there[sic] respective offices: Ruben Bedell, Town Clerk; William More and Willet Casey, assessors; Conrad Vanduzer, Collector. Daniel Cole, Benjamin Clapp, Ruben Bedell and William Casey, Overseers of the highway and Fence Viewers; Willet Casey, Nathaniel Somes and Alexander Campbell, Pound Masters.
            Abraham Maybe, Paul Huff, Town wardens. The regulations made last March to continue in full force.
                                                                        RUBEN BEDELL T. C.
 
1794

            At a Town Meeting held in Adolphustown the 3rd of March, 1794, The following persons were chosen to officiate in their respective offices.
            Ruben Bedell, Town Clerk; Willet Casey and William More, Assessors; Michael Slote, Collector; William More and John Caniff, Town Wardens; Nathaniel Somes, Peter Swade and Albert Benson, Pound Masters; Ruben Bedell, Benjamin Clapp, Solomon Huff, Alexander Campble and Willet Casey, Overseers of the Highway and Fence Viewers; Michael Slote and Barrent Lewis, Constables
            Water deemed no fence. Pigs not to run till three months old, and from that time until they are one year old to wear a yoak 18 inches by 12, and after that age to wear a yoke 24 inches by 18. Fences are to be four foot eight inches high upon the level or nearly level. Fence Viewers are to be sole judges of the sufficiency of a fence. All Hogs to be Commoners from the first of November until the first of April, excepting only Boars, who are at no time to be commoners, and any person finding a Boar within his enclosure may cut him upon his owners risk. Any ramsheep being found in any persons enclosure he may cut him on the risk of the owner, that is between the twentieth of August and the first of November.

1795

            Town Meeting held in Adolphustown, 2nd day of March, 1795.
            The following persons were chosen to officiate in their respective offices, and also the regulations made for the ensuing year; Archibalt Campbell, Town Clerk; Willet Casey and Paul Trumpour, Assessors; James Huff, Collector; John Canniff and Cornelius Vanhorn, Town Wardens; Nathaniel Somes, Peter Swade, and William Clark, Pound Masters; Coonrad Vanduser, William Griffis, Nicholas Peterson, Cornelius Vanhorn and Alexander Campble, Overseers of the Highway and Fence Viewers; James Huff and Jonas smith, Constables.
            Water deemed no fence. Pigs not to run till three months old, and from that time till one year old to wear a yoak 18 inches by 12, and after that to wear a yoak 24 inches by 18. Fences are to be four feet 8 inches high upon the level or nearly level. Fence Viewers are to be sole judges of the sufficiency of a fence. All hogs to be commoners from the first of December until the first of April. But any person finding Boar within his enclosure between the first of April and the first of December, may cut him upon the owners risk. Sheep not to be commoners, and any person finding ramsheep within his enclosure between the 20th of August and the first of November, may cut him upon the owners risk. No stallion to run at large. No person to set fire to any bush or stubble without taking two freeholders with him, under the penalty of Forty Shillings. It is agreed by the Township that the weed called Thistle should be crushed in its growth, and to this purpose that the pathmasters do direct the people to assist any persons on whose land the same may grow in subduing it. Providing it be found necessary, and of this the pathmasters are to be the judges.

1796
            At a town meeting held in Adolphustown the 7th of March, 1796, The following persons were chosen to officiate in their respective offices, and also the regulations made the ensuing year: Archibalt Campbell, Town Clerk; John Huych and John Canniff, Assessors; Garrot Benson, Collector; John Canniff and Cornelius Vanhorn, Town wardens; Nathaniel Somes, Peter Swade and Abram Bogart, Pound Masters; William Ruttan, Henry Davis, Paul Huff, Nathaniel Somes and Alexander Campbell, path Master and Fence Viewers; Garrot Benson and Samuel Brock, Constables.
            Regulations the same as last year.
            Thomas Dorland, William More and Michael Slote, by vote of the whole township, are appointed to be a Committee to conduct, regulate and oversee the business of erecting a Court House in the town according to the subscription made for that purpose.

1797
            At a townmeeting held in Adolphustown, 6th day of March, 1797, The following persons were chosen to officiate in their Respective Offices and Likewise the regulations for the ensuing year ——
            Archbalt Campble, Town Clerk; Paul Huff and Ruben Bedell, Assessors; James Canniff, Collector; Ruben Bedell, Cornelius Vanhorn, Town Wardens; Peter Swade, Benjamin Clapp, Christopher German, Poundmasters; Phillip Dorland, Casper Vanduzer, James Noxon, Michael Slote and John German, Pathmasters and Fence Viewers; James Canniff and Samuel Brock, Constables; Thomas Dorland and Willet Casey, Surities.
            Regulations the same as in the year 1795 excepting Hogs to be Commoners only to the 15th of March.

1798
            At Townmeeting held in Adolphustown on the 5th day of March, 1798 — The following persons were chosen to officiate in their respective Offices — and like wise the regulations made for the ensuing year —
 
            Archibalt Campbel, Town Clerk; Cornelius Vanhorn and Benjamin Clapp, Assessors; Charles Huff, Collector, Willet Casey, Surity; Philip Dorland and William Moor, Townwardens; Peter Swade, Christopher German and John Dorland, Poundmasters; Philip Dorland Solomon Huff, James Noxon, Benjamin Clapp and Christopher German, Pathmasters and Fence Viewers; Charles Huff, Henry Davis, Constables, Willet Casey, Surity.
            It is agreed by the Township that in order to subdue the growth of Thistles, Thomas Dorland, Willet Casey, Daniel Cole, Henry Davis, Casper Vandusen, James McMaster, John Dorland, Paul Trumpour, Albert Benson, arch. Campbell and William Casey are appointed to oversee where those weeds are necessary to be subdued and determine whether a fine of Forty Shillings shall not be laid on any person or persons who shall be found negligent in stoping the growth of thistles on their premises, which fine if so laid by the afformentioned persons or any three of them shall be laid out in subduing the thistles in this Township. The regulations the same as in last year.


1799

            At a Townmeeting held in Adolphustown, 4th day of March, 1799, The following persons were chosen to officiate in their respective Offices; and likewise the regulations for the ensuing year; James Noxon Town Clerk; Phillip Dorland and William Moor Assessors; Joshua Hicks Collector; John Huych and William Moor Townwardens; Peter Swad, Christopher German, John Dorland and Henry Davis Poundmasters; Alexander Vanatstine, Solomon Huff, John Dorland and William Clark, Pathmasters and Fence Viewers; William Griffis and Joshua Hicks, Constables; Willet Casey and Thomas Dorland, surities.
            By virtue of an act of the Legislature of the Province of Upper Canada, past — whereby the inhabitants of each township, Reputed township or Place, are authorised to make and ordain prudential laws for their own internal polce; and whereas the regulations heretofore made in this township have been found insufficient in part; Therefore this Meeting doth agree to the following Rules for the ensuing year, that is, That fence be four feet four inches high upon the level or nearly level; The fence viewers to be sole judges of the sufficiency of the fence. Wharas it shall be made appear that Creatures pass over a lawful fence, their owners shall be made liable to pay for all damages, under such circumstances, done by them. Water deemed no fence.
            All Horses, stallions excepted, Neat Cattle and Hogs, excepting boars, be and are hereby liberated or considered as commoners under the following restrictions, that is, no pigs to run on commons until three months old, and from that time until one year old to wear a yoak eighteen inches by twelve — After that time its Dementions shall be twenty-four by eighteen inches. All Hogs to be commoners from the first day of December till the fifteenth of March, but any person finding a boar in his possession between the first of April and of December may cut him at the owner’s risk; any person finding a ram within his enclosure between the first of August and November may cut him at the owner’s risk.
            Whereas the intention of the Legislature has not been sufficiently explained with respect to the manners of proceeding with creatures taken by distraint in trespassing and impounded, its therefore this day agreed to adopt the following rules, that is, if any person find a creature trespassing on him or her which may Lawfully be impounded, that he, within four days of delivering such creature to the care of a pound master, bring forward a legal appraisal of such damages to sd. pound master, else he may turn out such creature, and the person that brought the creature to pound shall be holden for pound fees, together with all reasonable charges. It is also agreed that in order to subdue the growth of the thistles, that the following men be appointed, to wit: Thomas Dorland, Willet Casey, Daniel Cole, Henry Davis, Joel Haight, James McMaster, Benjamin Clapp, Paul Trumpour, Albert Benson, Archd. Campbl and William Casey, to oversee where these weeds are necessary to be subdued and determine whether a fine of forty shillings shall not be laid on any person or persons who shall be found remiss or negligent in stoping the growth of  thistles on their premises, which fine, if laid by the aforementioned persons, or any three of them, shall be laid out in subduing sd. thistles in this township; it is also agreed that whar any person has so many growing on his lands that it may by the pathmasters, or any one of them, thought to be burthensom for him to cut, that the pathmaster do order out all persons, liable to do statute duty on the Highways, to assistance. No person to set fire to any brush or stubble without taking two freeholders with him to observe his precaution, advise and assist him, under penalty of forty Shillings, to be sued for by the person injured.

1800
            At a town meeting held in Adolphus, 3rd day of 3 mo., 1800, March, The following persons was chosen as town officers for the ensuing year —
            (To wit): Daniel Haight, for Town Clerk; Phillip Dorland and William Moore, Assessors; William Griffis, Collector; James Canniff, William Casey, Town Wardens; Peter Swade, Daniel Haight, John Dorland and Christopher Germond, Pound Masters; 1st concession, Phillip Dorland; 2nd concession, Daniel Haight; 3rd concession, Edward Barker; 4th concession, John Hyke, Overseers of the Highroads; William Griffis and Joshua Hicks, Constables; Thomas Dorland and Willet Casey, Suretys, including Collectorship of said Griffis.
            Prudential laws same as in last year, accept as hereinafter accepted (to witt): Ram sheep found by any person in his inclosure after the 15th day of 8th mo., (August), and before the first of 11th mo. (November), may castrate him at his owner’s risk. The regulations respecting thistles discontinued.

1801 

            At a town held at Adolphus Town this 2nd day of Third mo., 1801, the following persons was chosen town officers for the Insuing year (To witt): William Robins, Town Clerk; Daniel Haight & John Roblin, Assessors; Henry Davise, Collector; Willet Casey and Reuben Begal [Bedell?], Town Wardens; Peter Swade, William Moor, William Griffis and Abraham Bogeart, Pound Masters; Philip Dorland, William Griffis, John Canniff & Cornelius Valoe, Overseers of the Road; William Griffis and Isaac Brown, Constables; Benj’n. Clapp and William Moore, Sureties.
            Prudential laws the same as in last year except that no horses be commoners and with respect to Thissles the same as recorded in 1799. Willet Casey, Daniel Cole, Solomon Huff, Benjamin Clapp, William Moore & William Casey ate appointed for the several concessions in which they live, together with the path masters in each concession, to see who is remiss in stopping there groth and whether the fine of forty shillings shall not be lade on such as may be neglectfull in indeavoring to subdue this pernicious weed.
 
1802

            At a Town Meeting held this first day of March, 1802, at Adolphustown, the following persons were chosen Town Officers, viz.:
            William Robins Town Clerk; Coonrad Van Duzen, Peter Rattan, Sen., Assessors; William Rattan, Collector; Willet Casey, Ruben Bedell, Town Wardens; Peter Swade, James Caniff, William Griffis, John Huyck, Pound Keepers; Philip Dorland, Joel Haight, William Moore, Abraham Bogart, Overseer’s of Highways; William Rattan, John Roblin, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1803

            At a Town Meeting held the 7th day of March, 1803, at Adolphustown, the following persons were chosen Town Officers, viz.:
            William Robins, Town Clerk; Mich’l. Sloote, John Dorland, Assessors; Jon’n. Allen, Collector; John Huyck, Reuben Bedell, own Wardens; Peter Swade, James Caniffe, Jacob Dulmage, Barnard Cole, Pound Keepers; Willet Casey, Joel Haight, Paul Trumpour, Will’m. Casey, John Van Scyver; Overseer’s of Highways; David Brown, John Reed (Mich’l. Sloote, surety), Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.
 
1804

            At a Town Meeting held this 5th day of March, 1804, at Adolphustown the following persons were chosen Town Officers, viz.:
            Reuben Bedell, Town Clerk; Edward Barker, Gilb’t D. Clapp, Assessors. Cornelius Van Horn, Collector (Reuben Bedell, Seurity); Reuben Bedell, Benjamin Clapp, Town Wardens; Barrent Cole, Peter Swaid, James Canniff, Henrey Davis, Pound Keepers; Joseph Ellason, William Griffis, Paul Trumpour, Christopher German, John Snyder, Overseers of Highways; David Brown, Nicholas Peterson, Constables.
            Prudential Laws as last year.
1805
            At a town meeting held 4th of March, 1805, at Adolphustown, the following persons were chosen Town officers:
            Bryan Crawford, Town Clerk; William Casy, James Caniff, Assessors; Nicholas Peterson, Jun., Collector; Reuben Bedell, Benjamin Clapp, Town Wardens; Barnet Cole, Peter Swade, John Roblin, Henry Davis, :Pound Keepers; William Rattan, Henry Davis, Edward Barker, Christopher German, John Snyder, Overseers of Highways; Nicholas Peterson, Jun, Jonathan Allen, Constables.
            Prudential laws as last year.

1806
 
            At a town meeting held at Adolphustown this 3rd day of 3rd month, 1806, the following persons were chosen town officers (To Witt):
            Daniel Haight, Clerk; James Noxon & Christopher Germon, Assessors; for the 1st concession, William Ratan, 2nd concession, Henry Davis, 3rd concession, Benjamin Clapp, 4th concession, Cornelius Valoe, 5th concession, John Van Schiver, Overseers of the Highways; John Canniff, Paul Trumpower, Town Wardens; Peter Swade, Henry Davise, William More, Albert Benson, Pound Keepers; William Griffis, Collector; John Williams, William Griffis, Constables.
            Prudential Laws to continue as last year.

1807
            At a town meeting held at Adolphus Town this 2nd day of 3rd month, 1807, the following persons were chosen Town Officers:
            Daniel Haight, attested, Town Clerk: Philip Dorland and John Huyck, attested, Assessors; Thomas Dorland for the 1st concession, Henry Davice, 2nd concession, sworn, James Canniff, 3rd concession, sworn, William Casey, 4th concession, sworn, John Van Schiver, 5th concession, sworn, Overseers of the Highways; Reuben Bedell, sworn, and Willet Casey, sworn, Town Wardens. Peter Swade, sworn, Henry Davice, sworn, John Dorland, attested, Christopher Germon, sworn, Pound Keepers; William Griffis, Collector; Henry Vandozen (Solomon Huff & Conrad Vandozen, surety for Henry Vandozen), William Griffis, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.

1808
            At a town Meeting held at Adolphus Town 7th day of 3rd mo. (March) 1808, the following persons were chosen town officers (To Witt):
            Daniel Haight, Town Clerk (attested); Daniel Haight (attested), William More (sworn) Assessors; Thomas Dorland, Esq’r., for the first concession, Henry Davice for the second (sworn), Reuben Bedell for the third (sworn), William Casey for the fourth (sworn) & John Vanshiver for the fifth, Overseers of the high ways; Reuben Bedell, sworn, & John Roblin, sworn, Town Wardens; Peter Swade for the first concession, sworn, Henry Davice, for the second concession, sworn, William More for the third concession, sworn, Christopher Germon for the fourth concession, sworn, John Vanschiver, for the fifth concession, Pound Keepers; Henry Davice, Collector (sworn), Sollomon Huff and Peter Swade, sureties; Jacob Haver & William Griffis, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1809
            At a town meeting held at Adolphus Town, the 6th day of 3rd month (March0, 1809, the following persons were chosen town officers
(To Wit) :
            Daniel Haight, Town Clerk, attested; Daniel Haight, attested, & William Moore, Sworn, Assessors; Philip Dorland, for the first Concession, attested, Daniel Haight, for the Second Concession, attested, William Moore, for the Third Concession, Sworn, Archabald Campbel, for the Fourth Concession, Sworn, Hezekiah Clark, for the Fifth Concession, Overseers of highways; William Moore, sworn, & Willet Casey, Town Wardens; Abraham Maybee, For the first Concession, sworn, Philip Dorland, Jun., For the Second Concession, William Moore, For the Third Concession, sworn, Barnard Cole, For the Fourth Concession, John Snyder, For the Fifth Concession, Pound Keepers; John Dorland, Collector, attested, Alexander Fisher, Esqr., and William Moore, sureties; William Griffis & Jacob Haver, Constoples.
            Prudential laws same as last year.

1810 
            At a Town meeting held at Adolphustown on the 5th day of March, 1810, the following persons were chosen Town Officers:
            John Stickney, Town Clerk, sworn; Willet Casey, sworn, Joel Haight, affirmed, assessors; Henry Hoover, for the 1st Concession, Samuel Dorland, 2nd Concession, sworn, Cornelius Van Horn, 3rd Concession, sworn, Archabald Campbel, 4th Concession, sworn, John Huyck, 5th Concession, sworn, Overseers of the Highway; William Moore, sworn, Willet Casey, Town Wardens; Daniel Outwater, Jr., 1st Concession, Philip Dorland, Jr., 2nd Concession, sworn, Wm. Moore, 3rd Concession, Barnard Cole, 4th Concession, sworn, John Van Skiver, 5th Concession, sworn, Pound Keepers; John Dorland, Collector, affirmed, Paul Trumpour, Abraham Maybee, sureties; Henry Davis, James Canniff, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year, except that Hogs and Pigs are not to be commoners unless lawfully yoaked the whole year.

1811
            At a Town meeting held at Adolphustown on Monday, the 4th March, 1811, the following persons were chosen town officers:
            John Stickney, Town Clerk, sworn; Philip Dorland, Jr., sworn, Archabald Campbel, Assessors; Philip Dorland, attested, Joel Haight, sworn, Cornelius Van Horne, sworn, Albert Benson, sworn, John Huyck, sworn, Overseers of Highways; William Moore, sworn, Daniel Haight, attested, Town Wardens; Arran Ranny, Samuel Casey, Peter Van Skiver, sworn, Barnard Cole, John Van Skiver, sworn, Pound Keepers; Thomas I. Dorland, sworn, Collector, and John Dorland, Benjamin Clapp, Sureties; Samuel Casey, John Williams, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1812
            At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown on Monday, the 2nd day of March, 1812, the following persons were chosen town officers:
            John Stickney (sworn), Town Clerk; Wm. Moore (sworn), Daniel Haight (affirmed), Assessors; Philip Dorland (affirmed), Philip Dorland, Jun. (sworn), Benjamin Clapp (sworn), Albert Benson (sworn), John Van Skiver, Overseers of highways; William Moore, sworn, Daniel Haight, Town Wardens; Noxon Harris, Solomon Huff, Peter Van Skiver, Barnard Cole, John Huyck, Pound Keepers; Thomas I. Dorland, Collector; Daniel Haight & Paul Huff, Sureties; Benjamin B. Ranny & Burger Huyck, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year, except that Hogs to be commoners from the first of December to the first of March without yoaks.

1813
            At a Townmeeting held at Adolphus town the first day of third month, 1813, the following persons were elected Town officers (Viz.):
            Daniel Haight, Town Clerk; John Trumpour, sworn, & Daniel Haight, affirmed, Assessors; Philip Dorland, affirmed, Henry Davice, John Dorland, affirmed, Christopher Germond, sworn, and John Vanskiver, sworn, Overseers of the highways; Willet Casey, sworn, & Daniel Haight, affirmed, Town Wardens; John Van Cott, Solomon Huff, Peter Van Skiver, sworn, Barnet Cole, sworn, John Hyke, Pound Keepers; Thomas I. Dorland, Collectors, Philip Dorland & Daniel Haight, Sureties; Noxon Harris & Jacob Peterson, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.

1814
            At a Town Meeting held at Adolphus town the 7th day, 3rd Month, 1814, the following persons were elected town Officers for the ensuing year, That is:
            Daniel Haight (attested), Town Clerk; Willet Casey & Daniel Haight (attested),
Assessors; Philip Dorland, for the first concession, Henry Davice, for the second concession, John Dorland, for the third concession, Christopher Germond, for the fourth concession, and John Vanskiver, for the fifth concession, Overseers of the Highways; Willet Casey and Daniel Haight (attested), Town Wardens; Jonothan Allen, Solomon Huff (sworn), Peter Vanskiver, Albert Benson (sworn) and John Hyke (sworn), Pound Keepers; Peter Dorland, Collector, Philip Dorland & Thomas Dorland, Sureties; Orrent Reynea, [Orrin Ranney] and Peter Huff, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year, except that no pigs to run on commons until three months old, and from that age until one year old, to have any right to run at large, they shall ware a sufficient yoke at least twelve inches by eighteen until they shall be one year old, and from that time forward or after they are one year old they shall ware a yoke at least eighteen by twenty four inches, else have no priviledge on our Commons, and their owners shall be accountable for all damages by them done.
 
1815
            At a town meeting held at Adolphustown, the 7th day of March, 1815, the following persons were elected town officers for the ensuing year, (that is):
            Reuben Bedell, Town Clerk; Samuel Dorland and Samuel Casey, Sworn Assessors; David Brown, 1st Concession, Henrey Davis, 2nd Concession. Peter Van Skiver, 3rd Concession, Christopher German, 4th and 5th concessions, Overseers of the roads or path Masters; John Trumpour, William more, Sworn Town wardens; Nicholas Hagerman, 1st Concession, Soloman Huff, (sworn) 2nd concession, Peter Van Skiver, (sworn) 3rd concession, Barnet Cole, (sworn) 4th concession, John Van Skiver, 5th concession, Pound Keepers; Burger Huyck, Collector; James Ockerman, Junr., William M. Roblin, Constables.
            Prudential Laws same as last year.

1816
            At a town meeting held at Adolphustown, the 4 day of March, 1816, the following persons were elected town officers for the ensuing year, that is:
            Peter Van Skiver, Town Clerk; Samuel Dorland, Joseph Trumpo, Assessors, sworn; David Brown for 1st concession, Peter Dorland for 2nd concession, sworn, Joseph Trumpo for 3rd concession, Cornelius Valeau for 4th concession, sworn, Path Masters or Overseers of highways; Jonathan Allen for 1st concession, Jacob Hover for 2nd concession, sworn, John Dorland, affirmed, for 3rd concession, affirm., Barnard Cole for 4th concession, sworn, Elias Clark for 5th concession, sworn, Pound Keepers; Willm. Moor, James Canniff, Town Wardens, sworn; Daniel Haight, Collector, affirmed; Samuel Dorland, Willm. Moor, Sureties; James Clark, Henry Cole, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1817
            At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown, on Monday 3rd March, 1817, the following persons were elected town officers for the ensuing year:
            Orrin Ranney, sworn, Town Clerk; Jonathan Allen, sworn, Christopher Jerman, sworn, Assessors; David Brown, sworn, 1st con., Samuel Casey, sworn, 2nd con., Benjamin Clapp, sworn, 3rd con., Burger Huyck, sworn, 4th con., Elias Clark, 5th con., Path Masters; Orrin Ranney, sworn, 1st con, Joseph Rattan. 2nd con., Thomas I. Dorland, 3rd con., Barnard Cole, sworn, 4th con., John Huyck, sworn, 5th con., Pound Keepers; John Dorland, attesd., William Moore, sworn, Town Wardens; Thomas I. Dorland, Collector; Solomon Huff, Junr., Joseph Trumpour, Constables; Samuel Dorland, Surety for S. Huff, Junr.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1818
            At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown, 5th Jany., 1818, the following persons were elected Town Officers for the ensuing year:
            Orrin Ranney, sworn, Town Clerk; Thomas I. Dorland, affirmed, George Deltor, Assessors; Jonathan Allen, Sworn, 1st con., Daniel Haight, Affirmed, 2nd con., Edward Barker, Affirmed, 3rd con., William Casey, 4th con., Elias Clark, Sworn, 5th con., Path Masters; Orrin Ranney, Sworn, 1st con., Joseph Rettan, sworn, 2nd con., Thomas I. Dorland, Affirmed, 3rd con., Barnard Cole, 4th con., John Huyck, Sworn, 5th con., Pound Keepers; William Moor, Sworn, Willet Casey, Sworn, Town Wardens; Thomas I. Dorland, affirmed, Collector; David Peterson, Jos. Outwater, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1819
            At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown Court House, 4th Jany., 1819, the following persons were elected for Town Officers for the ensuing year:
            Orrin Ranney, sworn, Town Clerk; Archibald Camel, sworn, Samuel Casey, sworn, Assessors; Noxon Harris, 1st con., Sworn, Daniel Height, 2nd con., attes’d, Edward Barker, 3rd con., Wm. Casey, 4th con., attes’d, John Huycke, 5th con., sworn, Path Masters; Orrin Ranney, Sworn, 1st con., Jos. Ratten, Sworn, 2nd con., Thos. I. Dorland, Att’d, 3rd con., Barnard Cole, Sworn, 4th con., John Huycke, Sworn, 5th con, Pound Keepers; Willet Casey, sworn, Wm. Moor, Sworn, Town Wardens; Thomas I. Dorland, attes’d, Collector; Jesse Pease, Edward Huyck, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1820
            At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown Court House, on Monday 3rd Jany., 1820, the following persons were chosen Town Officers for the ensuing year:
            Thomas Cook, sworn, Town Clerk; Peter Dorland, sworn, Corn’s Vellow, sworn, Assessors; Noxon Harris, Sworn, Jos. Ruttan, Sworn, Owen Roblin, Sworn, Ab’m Bogart, John Huyke, Sworn, Path Masters; Jon. Allen, sworn, Samuel Dorland, sworn, William Roblin, Barnard Cole, Sworn, Elias Clark, Pound Keepers; Willet Casey, Sworn, William More, Town Wardens; Gilbert Clapp, Sworn, Collector; William Griffith, Sworn, Arch’d Campbell, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1821
            At a Town Meeting holden at Adolphustown Court House, on the 1st January, 1821, the following persons were chosen Town Officers for the ensuing year, viz. :
            Thomas Cook, Town Clerk, Sworn; William M. Roblin, Daniel Haight, Assessors; Gilbert Clapp, Collector; Peter Dorland, Moses Carnahan, John Trumpour, Arch’d Campbell, Elias Clark, Path Masters; Gibbs Ranny, Solomon Huff, Sr., Thomas I. Dorland, Barnard Cole, Elias Clark, Pound Keepers; Willet Casey, James Canniff, Town Wardens; James Watson, Paul Clapp, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1822
At a Meeting holden at Adolphustown Court House, on the 7th day of January, 1822, the following persons were chosen as Town Officers for the ensuing year, viz.:
            James Watson, sworn, Town Clerk; Jon’n Allen, sworn, Edward Hayke, sworn, Assessors; Peter V. Dorland, 1st concess’n, sworn, Joel Haight, 2nd concession, Aff’d, Jas. Caniff, 3rd concession, Sworn, Albert Benson, 4th concession, sworn, Alias Clark, 5th concession, Sworn, Path Masters; Orrine Ranney, 1st Concession, sworn, Henry Davis, 2nd Concession, sworn, Thomas I. Dorland, 3rd Concession, affirmed, Barnard Cole, 4th Concession, sworn, Alias Clark, 5th Concession, sworn, Pound Keepers; Willet Casey, sworn, Chris’r German, sworn, Town Wardens; Edw’d Howard, Wm. Casey, Jun., Constables, Noxon Harris and Peter V. Dorland, surety for Edw’d Howard.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.

1823
            At a meeting holden at Adolphustown Court House on the 6th day of January, 1823. The following persons were chosen as town officers for the ensuing year, Viz.: —
            James Watson, Town Clerk (sworn); Jonathan Allen, Assessor (sworn); Jas. Caniff, Assessor (sworn); Peter V. Dorland, Collector; William Rattan, Path Master for 1st Concession (sworn); Sol. Huff, Sen’r., Path Master for 2nd Concession; Thos. I. Dorland, Path Master for 3rd Concession (affd.); Edward Huyke, Path Master for 4th Concession (sworn); Robinson Casey, Path Master for 5th Concession (sworn); Orrine Ranney, Pound Keeper 1st Concession (sworn); Joseph Rattan, Pound Keeper 2nd Concession (sworn); William Roblin, Pound Keeper 3rd Concession (sworn); Barnard Cole, Pound Keeper 4th Concession (sworn); Alias Clark, Pound Keeper 5th Concession (sworn); Thomas Williams, Esq., Church Warden, appointed by the Clergy, (sworn); Lazeras Gilbert, Church Warden, appointed by Town (sworn); Daniel Davrene, Moses Carnahan, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1824
            At a meeting holden at Adolphustown on the 5th day of January’ 1824, the following persons where chosen as town officers for the ensuing year, Viz.: —
            James Watson, Town Clerk, sworn; James Canniff, sworn, Jonathan Allen, sworn, Assessors; Peter V. Dorland, Collector; Willett Casey, Path Master for the 1st Concession, sworn,; Daniel Haight, Path Master for the 3rd Concession, sworn; Edward Huyck, Path Master for the 4th Concession, sworn; Samuel Robinson Casey, Path Master for the 5th Concession sworn; Owen Ranney, Pound Keeper for the 1st Concession, sworn. Joseph Rattan, Pound Keeper for the 2nd Concession, sworn; William Roblin, Pound Keeper for the 3rd Concession, sworn; Barnard Cole, Pound Keeper for the 4th Concession, sworn; Alias Clark, Pound Keeper for the 5th Concession, sworn; Thos Williams Esq, elected by the Clergy, Town and Church Warden, sworn; Lazarus Gilbert, elected by the People, Town and Church Warden, sworn; Peter Maybe, George German, Consatbles; Solomon Huff, surety.
            Prudential laws the same as last year, except ordered that a lawful fence shall be 4 ft 4 inches high, staked and ridered, or locked, and that the Path Master of each Concession to be the sole Judge.
 
1824
            Adolphustown, 19th day of January, 1824. Special sessions held this day:
            Magistrates Present: Thos Dorland, Esq.; Chrr. German, Esq.; Sam’l Dorland, Esq.; Thos. Williams, Esq.; Wm. Rattan, Path Master, 1st Concession, return received for last year, 1823, complete; Sol. Huff, Sen’r., 2nd Concession, return received for last year, 1823. N.B. – refered until the 28th inst.; Thos. I Dorland, 3rd Concession, return complete; Edward Huyck, 4th Concession, return complete; Samuel Robinson Casey, 5th Concession, return complete. List of Names and Teams received liable to perform Statute Labor, 1824: Willet Casey, Daniel Haight, Larry Lewis, Edward Hayck, Robinson Casey.
            Ordered that the 2nd Concession do perform 25 days Statute Labor on the New Road in the Concession 1, 3 Concession do 50 days, and the 4 Concession do 15 days; and is further ordered that the above labor be performed in the month of May. Agreed that all the young men in each concession do work 2 days each, except James McGunion, none; John Clegg, 1 day; Alias Carnihan, 1 day. The Second Concession to work on the bridge on the south side of Battle Hill; 3 Concession to work to the cross roads of 2 Concession. By order of the Magistrates in special session assembled.  Jas. Watson, Clerk.
 
1825
            At a Town Meeting holden at the Court House at Adolphustown on the 3rd day of January, 1825. The following persons were chosen as town officers for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Moses Carnahan, Town Clerk, sworn; Joseph B. Allsion, sworn and Gilbert Clapp, sworn, Assessors; Larry Lewis, sworn, Collector; Willet Casey, for the 1 Concession, sworn; Henry Davis, for the 2 Concession, sworn; Joseph Outwater, for the 3 Concession, sworn; Cornelius Vellow, for the 4 Concession, sworn. Joseph Clark, for the 5 Concession, sworn, Path Masters; Orrine Ranney, 1 Concession; Joseph Rattan, 2 Concession, sworn; Wm. Roblin, 3 Concession, sworn; Barnard Cole, 4 Concession, sworn; James Bogart, 5 Concession, Pound Keepers; Thomas R. Cartwright, Church Warden by the Clergy; William Rattan, Town and Church Warden by the People; Andrew Davise, Larry Lewis, Constables.
            Prudential Laws the same as last year.

1826
At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown, this second day of January, 1826. The following persons were chosen as town officers for the year, viz: 
            Moses Carnahan, Town Clerk sworn; Joseph B. Alison and Gilbert Clapp, Assessors, both sworn on the spot. Larry Lewis, collector, sworn; Joseph B. Alison, 1st Con, sworn; Joseph Ruttan, 2nd Con, sworn; David Peterson, 3 Con, sworn; James Clark, 4 Con., sworn; James Bogart, 5 Con., sworn, Path Masters; Orine Ranny, 1st Con.; Andrew davis, 2nd Con., sworn; James Canniff, 3rd Con.,; Barnard Cole, 4th Con., sworn; Joseph Clark, 5th Con., sworn, Pound Keepers; George Wright, Town and Church Warden; Thos. B. Cartwright, Town and Church Warden; Robt. Hampt, Nicholas Bogart, Constables.
Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1827
            At a Town Meeting held at the Court House at Adolphustown, Jan’y. 1st, 1827, the following persons were chosen as Town officers for the present year, Viz: -
            Moses Carnahan, Town Clerk, sworn; Gilbert Clapp and Joseph B. Alison, Assessors, sworn; Larry Lewis, Collector, sworn; Lazarus Gilbert, Path Master, 1st Con., sworn; Andrew Davis, Path Master, 2nd Con., sworn; Gilbert Clapp, Path Master, 3rd Con., sworn; Barnard Cole, Path Master, 4 Con., sworn; Matthew German, Path Master, 5 Con., Not present, sworn special session, Jan 15th; Orrin Ranny, Pound Keeper, 1st Con., sworn; Solomon Huff, Jun’r., Pound Keeper, 2 Con., Not present; Joseph Outwater, Path Master, 3 Con, sworn; Burger Huyck, Pound Keeper, 4 Con., sworn; Robinson Casey, Pound Keeper, 5 Con., Not present; Jonathan Allen, Church Warden, sworn special session; Gilbert Clapp and ---   ---- , Constables. The other Constable was not chosen although there was much said relative to it.
            Special Session, this day, same place.
N.B. – For the last regulation respecting Hogs, see at 1814; for horses, see at 1800.
 
1828
At a Town Meeting held at the Court House at Adolphustown, January 7th, 1828, the following persons was chosen as Town officers for the ensuing year, viz: -
            Henry Davis, Jr., Town Clerk, sworn; Joseph B. Allison, sworn; William Valleau, sworn, Assessors; Larry Lewis, sworn, Collector; Noxon Harris, Road Master for the first Concession, sworn; Thomas Casey, Road Master for the 2nd Concession, sworn; Reuben Clapp, Road Master for the 3rd Concession, sworn; Bernard Cole, Road Master for the 4th Concession, sworn; Matthew German, Road Master for the 5th Concession, sworn; Orrin Ranney, Pound Keeper, 1st Concession, sworn; Solomon Huff, Jr., Pound Keeper, 2nd Concession, Sworn; Joseph Outwater, Pound Keeper, 3rd Concession, sworn; Archibald Campbell, Pound Keeper, 4th Concession, sworn; Samuel R. Casey, Pound Keeper, 5th Concession, sworn; Robert Hampton, Town and Church Warden, worn; Jonathan Allen, Church Warden, sworn; Stephen Griffis, Constable.
Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1829
At a Town Meeting held at Robert Hampton’s, in Adolphustown, on the 5th day of January, 1829, the following persons was chosen as Town Officers for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Henry Davis, Jr, Town Clerk, sworn; Matthew Ruttan, John Bogart, Assessors, sworn; Thomas I. Dorland, Collector, attested; Stephen Griffis, 1st Concession, sworn; Thomas Casey, 2nd Concession, sworn; David Peterson, 3rd Concession, sworn; Edward Huyck, 4th Concession, sworn; Joseph Clark, 5th Concession, sworn. Road Masters; Orrin Ranny, 1st Concession, sworn; Joseph Ruttan, 2nd Concession, sworn; Reuben Clapp, 3rd Concession, sworn; Abm. Bogart, 4th Concession, sworn; Elias Clark, 5th Concession, sworn, Pound Keepers; Robert Hampton, Town and Church Warden, sworn; Jonathan Allen, Esq., Church Warden, sworn; Robert Peterson, James Watson, Constables.
            In addition to law respecting Hogs, it is ordered that all hogs found doing damage without yokes on the owner shall be held liable to pay all damages done.
            H. Davis Jr, T. Clerk
 
1830
At a Town Meeting holden at Adolphustown on the 4th day of January, 1830, the following persons were chosen as town officers for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Henry Davis, Jr, Town Clerk, sworn; Matthew Ruttan, John Bogart, Assessors, sworn; Thomas I. Dorland, attested, Collector; Peter V. Dorland, 1st Con., sworn; Ricketson Haight, 2nd Con., sworn; Wm. M. Roblin, 3rd Con., sworn; Alex. Campbell, 4th Con., sworn; Samuel R. Casey, 5th Con., sworn. Road Masters; Orrin Ranny, 1st Con., sworn, Joseph Ruttan, 2nd Con., sworn; Reuben Clapp, 3rd Con., sworn; Abm. Bogart, 5th  [sic] Con., sworn. Elias Clark, 5th Con., sworn, Pound Keepers; Robert Hampton, Town and Church Warden, Jonathan Allen, Church Warden, sworn; Stepehn Griffis, Hugh Benn, Constables.
Prudential laws the same as last year, except ordered that Oxen, Stags and steers of three years old and upwards shall not be commoners, and that all cattle are prohibited from running large the 15th day of November, until the first day of May.
H. Davis Jr, T. Clerk

1831
At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown on the 3rd day of January, 1831, the following persons were chosen as town officers for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Henry Davis, Jr., Town Clerk; Matthew Ruttan, Arch’d Campbell, Jr., Assessors; Thomas I. Dorland, Collector. Andrew Davis, for 1st Con.,; Solomon Huff, 2nd Con.; John Trumpour, 3rd Con.; Nicholas Bogart, 4th Con.; James Clark, 5th Con.; Road Masters. Orrin Ranny, 1st Con.; Joseph Ruttan, 2nd Con.; Reuben Clapp, 3rd Con.; Abm. Bogart, 4th Con.; Samuel R. Casey.; 5th Con., Pound Keepers. Peter V. Dorland, Town and Church warden; Matthew Ruttan, Church Warden; Stephen Griffis, Edward Curlett, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
            Henry Davis, Town Clerk
 
1832
At a town Meeting held at Adolphustown on the 2nd day of January, 1832, the following persons were chosen as town Officers for the ensuing year, viz: -
            Henry Davis, Town Clerk, sworn; Peter V. Dorland, sworn, Matthew German, sworn, Assessors; Thomas I. Dorland, Collector, Affirmed. Orrin Ranny, Road Master, 1st concession, sworn; Robt. Thompson, Road Master, 2nd Concession, sworn; Joel Thompson, Road Master, 3rd Concession, west ward, sworn; James Macafee, Road Master, 3rd Concession, east ward, sworn; Nicholas Bogart, Road Master, 4th Concession, sworn; John Bogart, Road Master, 5th Concession, sworn. Orrin Ranny, Pound Keeper, 1st Concession, sworn; Henry Davis, Pound Keeper, 2nd Concession, sworn; Owen Roblin, Pound Keeper, 3rd Concession, west ward, sworn; David Peterson, Pound Keeper, 3rd Concession, east ward, sworn; Abm. Bogart, Pound Keeper, 4th Concession, sworn; Samuel R. Casey, Pound Keeper, 5th Concession. Peter V. Dorland, Town and Church Warden; Mathew Rutan, Church Warden; Stephen Griffis, Conrad B Cole, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
 
1833
At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown on the Monday, 7th January, 1833, the following persons were chosen as town Officers for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Ricketson Haight, Town Clerk; Samuel D. Haight, sworn, Willet W. Casey, sworn, Assessors; Henry Davis, sworn, Collector; John Gilberts, sworn, Henry Davis, sworn, Reuben B. Clapp, sworn, James Macafee, Nicholas Bogart, Joseph Clark, Path Masters; Oren Raney, Solomon Huff, Andrew Davis, sworn, Abraham Bogart, John Bogart, Pound Keepers; Peter V. Dorland, Town and Church Warden; Mathew Ruttan, Church Warden; Stephen Griffis, Lewis Bogard, Constables.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.

1834
At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown on Monday the 6th of January, 1834, the following persons were chosen as Town Officers for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Ricketson Haight, Town Clerk, affirmed; Joseph B. Allison, sworn, Archibald Campbell, Assessors. Peter V. Dorland, 1st Con.; Samuel D. Haight, 2nd Con.; Thomas I. Dorland, 3rd Con.; Nicholas Bogart, 4th Con.; Samuel R. Casey, 5th Con., Path Masters, sworn. Noxon Harris, 1st Con.; Henry Davis, sworn, 2nd Con.; Samuel Haleway, 3rd Con.; Albert Benson, sworn, 4th Con.; John Bogart, sworn, 5th Con., Pound Keepers. Peter V. Dorland, Town and Church Warden; Stephen Griffis, Willet W. Casey, Constables; Sworn, Henry Davis, Collector.
            Prudential laws the same as last year.
            1834. R. Haight, Town Clerk
 
1835
At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown on Monday the 5th of January, 1835, the following persons were chosen into office for the ensuing year, Viz: -
            Sworn, Ricketson Haight, Town Clerk; Sworn, Peter V. Dorland, Affirmed, Thomas I. Dorland, Assessors; Sworn, Reuben B. Clapp, Collector. 1st Con, Mathew Ruttan, sworn; 2nd Con., Royal C. Hicks, sworn; 3rd Con., Thomas I. Dorland, aff’d; 4th Con., Chris’r German, sworn; 5th Con., Mathew German, sworn, Path Masters. 1st Con.; James Bradshaw; 2nd Con., Solomon Huff, sworn; 3rd Con., Samuel Haleway, sworn; 4th Con., Nicholas Bogart, sworn; 5th Con., John Bogart, sworn, Pound Keepers. 1st Con., Peter V. Dorland, sworn, Joseph B. Allison, sworn, Mathew Ruttan, sworn; 2nd Con., Sam’l D, Haight, aff’d, Henry Davis, sworn, Thomas Casey, sworn, Thomas I. Dorland, aff’d, 4th Con., Burger Huyke , Nicholas Bogart, sworn; Willet W. Casey, sworn; 5th Con., Mathew German, sworn. Joseph Clark, John Bogart; sworn, Fence Viewers. Peter V. Dorland, Town and Church Warden, Mathew Ruttan, Church Warden; Stephen Griffis and Edward Curlett, Constables.
            Prudential laws same as last year except that buls and bores are not to run at large.
            Ricketson Haight, Town Clerk.
 
1836
At a Town Meeting held at the Court House in Adolphustown on Monday the 4th of January, 1836, Archabald Campbell in the chair, when the following persons were chosen officers for the present year, viz: -
            Ricketson Haight, Town Clerk; John Bogart, Thomas Casey, Henry Davis, Board of Comissioners; Peter V. Dorland, Assessor; Thomas I. Dorland, Collector. Stephen Griffis, 1st; Robert Hampton, 2nd; Samuel Halleway, 3rd; Burger Huyke, 4th; John Huyke, Jr. 5th, Overseers of Highways; Thomas S. Wood, 1st; Solomon Huff,
2nd; Stephen Roblin, 3rd; Nicholas Bogart, 4th; John Huyke, Jr., 5th, Pound Keepers. Peter V. Dorland, Joseph B. Allison, Mathew Ruttan, 1st; Samuel D. Haight, Henry Davis, Thomas Casey, 2nd; John P. Trumpour, Reuben B. Clapp, Thomas I. Dorland, 3rd; Burger Huyke, Nicholas Bogart, Willet W. Casey, 4th; Samuel R. Casey, Joseph Clark, John Bogart, 5th, Fence Viewers. [All sworn except Thos. I. Dorland and Sam’l D. Haight, who affirmed.]
           
Prudential Laws, 1836
            1st – Lawful fence to be four feet four inches high, of good materials and Ridered or corners locked; water deamed no fence.
            2nd – Horses, Oxen, Bulls, Boars, Sheep, no Commoners. Stags and Stears three years old and upwards, are not commoners, and all cattle are prohibited after the 15th day of November till the first day of May.
            3rd – Stone horses if found running at large after they are one year old the oner may be fined not more than 40/.
            4th – Bulls running at large may be impounded and the owner subject to a fine not less than 5/ and not more than 25/.
            5th – Rames found running at large between the first day of September and the tenth day of December may be impounded and the owner liable to a fine not less than 10/ nor more than 20/.
            6th – Boars three months old and upwards running at large shall be subject to a fine not more than 15/ nor less than 5/ shillings – and all Hogs found duing damage with out Yokes at least 18 by 20 inches the owner is liable to pay all damage they may do, Pigs not to be allowed on the commons at all.
            7th – Cattle found trespassing over that part of the fence belonging to the oner of said Cattle, although not lawful the owner of the Cattle shall be subject to pay damage.
            Ricketson Haight, Town Clerk
 
1837
At a Town Meeting held at the Court House in Adolphustown on Monday the 2nd day of January, 1837, Christopher Jerman in the chair, when the following persons were chosen officers for the present year, Viz: -
            Reuben B. Clapp, Town Clerk; Peter V. Dorland, Henry Davis, Thomas I. Dorland, Board of Commissioners; Archibald Camel, Assessor; Thomas Dorland, Collector.  Henry Hoover, Jr, 1; Samuel Dorland, 2; John Rutter, 3; Willet W. Casey, 4; John M. Clark, 5, Overseers of Highways. Parker, Allin, 1; Solomon Huff, 2; Stephen Roblin, 3; Nicholas Bogart, 4; Samuel R. Casey, 5, Pound Keepers. 1s, Peter V. Dorland, Joseph B. Allison, Mathew Rattan; 2nd, Samuel D. Haight, Henry Davis, Thomas Casey; 3rd, John R. Trumpour, Thomas I. Dorland, Samuel Hawly; 4th, Burger Huyck, Nicholas Bogart, Willet W. Casey; 5th, Samuel R. Casey, James M. Clark, John Huyck, Jr., Fence Viewers. James Hamilton, Constable. All sworn except Thos. I. Dorland who affirmed.
            Prudential laws same as alast year except
            1st – That pound Keepers be allowed two pence per head For feeding swine.
            2nd – Ordered, That the pound keepers be allowed 2/6 For notifying three freeholders to appraise Damages.
            3rd – That the apprisers be allowed 2/6 for every appraisal adjourned, to meet at Robert Hampton’s Inn on the 15th of April 1837, at ten o’clock.
            Reuben B. Clapp, Town Clerk
 
1838
At a Town Meeting held at Adolphustown Court House on Monday, -th January, 1838, the following persons were chosen into office for the Insuing year:
            Parker Allen, Town Clerk; Joseph B. Allison, Reuben B. Clapp, Burger Huyck, Board of Commissioners; Mathew Ruttan, Assessor; Thomas Casey, Collector. 1st, Lazarus Gilbert; 2nd, Samuel Dorland; 3rd, John Rutter; 4th, Willet W. Casey; 5th, John Bogart, Overseers of Highways. 1st, James Hamilton; 2nd, Rickerson Haight; 2nd, Stephen Roblin; 4th, Nicholus Bogard; 5th John Bogard, Pound Keepers. 1st, Lazarus Gilbert, Stephen Griffis, Henry Palen; 2nd Con., Thomas Casey, Samuel Dorland, Rickerson Haight; 3, John P. Trumpore, Thomas I. Dorland, Samuel Hawley; 4, Burger Huyck, Nicholus Bogard, Willet W. Casey; 5, Saml R. Casey, John Huyk, Joseph W. Clark, Fence Viewers. James Hamilton, Constable 1st Concession. All sworn.
            Prudential Laws 1838 same as last excepting, viz.:
            Ordered 1st That stone horses one year and 9 months old first offence 10/. Second Ditto 1:0:0.
            2nd Bulls at one year old and upwards, First Offence five shillings, second Ditto fifteen shillings and no more.
            3rd Rams running at large fine twenty shillings.
            4th Boars three months old and upwards running at large Fine five shillings.
 
1839
At a Township Meeting held at Adolphustown Court house on Monday, the … day of January, 1839, The following persons were chosen and put into office for the ensuing year:
Stephen Griffis, Town Clerk; Joseph B. Allison, Assessor; Thomas Casey, Collector. Lazarus Gilbert, 1 Concession; Samuel Dorland, 2 Concession; Paul Trumpour, 3 Concession; Willet W. Casey, 4 Concession; John Bogart, 5 Concession, Path Masters. Stephen Griffis, 1
Concession; Ricketson Haight, 2 Concession; John Outwater, 3 Concession; Nicholas Bogart, 4 Concession; John Bogart, 5 Concession, Pound Keepers. Noxon Harris, Lazarus Gilbert, Jacob Hoover, 1 Concession; Thomas Casey, Samuel Dorland, Ricketson Haight, 2 Concession; John P. Trumpour, Thomas I. Dorland, Samuel Hawley, 3 Concession; Burger Huyck, Nicholas Bogart, Willet W. Casey, 4 Concession; Samuel W. Casey, John Huyck, Joseph Clerk, 5 Concession, Fence Viewers. James Hamilton, Constable.
            Prudential Laws same as last year.
 
1840
At a Township Meeting held at Adolphustown Court House on Monday, the 3rd day of January, 1840, The following persons were chosen as Town officers for the ensuing year, Viz.:
Stephen Griffis, Town Clerk; Richard Daverne, Assessor; Nicholas Bogart, Collector. Noxon Harris, Path Master, 1st Concession; Samuel Dorland, do 2nd; John Outwater, do 3rd; Willet W. Casey, do, 4th; John Bogart, do, 5th. Stephen Griffis, Pound Keeper, 1st Concession; Solomon Huff, do, 2nd; Samuel Hawley, do, 3rd; Nicholas Bogart, do, 4th; John Bogart, do, 5th. Noxon Harris, Lazarus Gilbert, Jacob Hoover, fence Viewers, 1st Concession; Samuel Dorland, Henry Davis, Solomon Huff, do, 2nd; John P. Trumpour, Thomas I. Dorland, Samuel Hawley, do, 3rd; Burger Huyck, Nicholas Bogart, Willett W. Casey, do, 4th; Samuel R. Casey, John Huyck, Joseph Clerk, do, 5th. Lazarus Gilbert, Henry Davis, Reuben B. Clapp, Town Wardens. John Wiseman, Constable.
Prudential laws the same as last year.
No money received or expended.
The required declaration signed.
Stephen Griffis, Township Clerk
 
Wharf Committee appointed 1841 at Town Meeting:
Saml Dorland, Esq., L. Gilbert, J.B. Allison, S. Griffis, S. Casey Esq., James Canniff.
[per John J. Watson]
 
1841
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown on the 3rd day of January, 1841, The following persons were elected Town officers for the ensuing year, Viz.:
Stephen Griffis, Town Clerk; John P. Dorland, Assessor; Nicholas Bogart, Collector. Path Masters: Peter V. Dorland, 1st Con.; Henry Davis, 2nd Con.; Saml Casey Esq, 3rd Con.; Gordon D. German, 4th Con.; John Huyck, Jun, 5th Con. Pound Keepers: Stephen Griffis, 1st Con.; Gilbert Casey, 2nd Con.; Samuel Hawley, 3rd Con.; Nicholas Bogart, 4th Con.; John Bogart, 5th Con.  Fence Viewers:, Noxon Harris, Lazarus Gilbert, Jacob Hoover, 1st Con.; Solomon Huff, Saml Dorland, Henry Davis, 2nd Con.; John P. Trumpour, Thos. I. Dorland, Saml. Hawley, 3rd Con.; Burger Huyck, Nicolas Bogert, W.W. Casey. 4th Con.; Saml R. Casey, J. Huyck & J. Clark, 5th Con. Lazarus Gilbert, Henry Davis, Reuben B. Clapp, Town Wardens. Jacob Hoover, Constable.
            Prudential Laws same as usual.
            Stephen Griffis, Town Clerk
            [per John J Watson]
 
1842
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown on Monday, the 3rd day of January, 1842, The following persons were elected Town Officers for the ensuing year, viz.:
            Archibald Campbell, Junr., Councillor; Joseph b. Allison (Chairman), Revd. Job Deacon, Henry Davis, Nicholas Bogert, Willet W. Casey, School Commissioners; John J. Watson, Township Clerk; Thomas Dorland, assessor; Edward H. Curlett, Collector. Path Masters: Thos. Casey and Henry Hoover, 1st Con.; Samuel Dorland, Esq, 2nd Con.; Silas Thompson and James McAffee, 3rd Con.; Lewis Bogert, 4th Con.; John Huyck, Jun., 5th Con.. Pound Keepers: Stephen Griffis, Esq., 1st Con.; Gilbert Casey, 2nd Con.; Saml Hawley, 3rd Con.; Nichs Bogert, 4th Con.; John Huyck, Jun., 5th Con.  Fence Viewers: John J. Watson, Stephen Griffis, Thomas Casey. 1st Con,; Saml Dorland, Henry Davis, Solomon Huff, 2nd Con.; John Trumpour, Thos. I. Dorland, Saml Hawley, 3rd Con.; Burger Huyck, Nichs Bogert, Willet W. Casey, 4th Con.; Saml R. Casey, John Huyck, Joseph Clarke, 5th Con. Lazarus Gilbert, Henry Davis, Reuben B. Clapp, Town Wardens. John Wiseman, Constable.
           John J. Watson, Township Clerk.

Prudential Law’s Laws: revised and brot forward:
            1st  Lawful fence to be four feet four inches high, of good materials staked and ridered or corners locked. Water deemed no fence.
            2nd  Horses, Oxen, Bulls, Boars and Sheep are not to be commoners.
            3rd  Stags and Steers of 3 years old and upwards are no commoners.
            4th  All Cattle whatsoever are prohibited after the 15th day of November till the 1st of May.
            5th  Stone Horses if found running at large 1 year and 9 months old and upwards are subject to fine, for the first offence 10/ second Ditto One Pound.
            6th  Bulls are liable to a fine first offence 5/ for the second Ditto 15/ and no more.
            7th  Rams running at large fine 20/.
            8th  Boars running at large fine 5/ for all three months old and upwards.
            9th  hogs shall be yoked and ringed in the nose with wire otherwise not commoners.
            10th  Pigs no comers.
            11th  Cattle Found trespassing over that part of the fence, belonging to the owner of the said Cattle although not lawfull, the owner of the Cattle shall be subject to pay damage.
            John J. Watson, Clerk
 
1843
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown, on Monday, the 2nd day of January, 1843, The following persons were elected Town Officers for the ensuing year, viz.: -
John J. Watson, Town Clerk; Paul T. Dorland, Assessor; Edward H. Curlett, Collector; Joseph B. Allison, Lazarus Gilbert, Sam’l Casey, Samuel Dorland, Esq., Nicholas Bogert, School Commissioners. Overseers of Highways, R. B. Clapp, Philip Dorland, David Ruttan, 1st Con., Sam’l Dorland, 2nd Con.; William Peterson, 3rd Con.; Burger Huyck, 4th Con.; John Huyck, Jun., 5th Con. Pound Keepers, Thomas Dorland, 1st Con.; Rich’d Ruttan, 2nd Con.; Sam’l Hawley, 3rd Con.; Nicholas Bogert, 4th Con.; John Bogert, 5th Con. Fence Viewers, John J Watson, Stephen Griffis, Thomas Casey, 1st Con.; Sam’l Dorland, Esq., Henry Davis, Solomon Huff, 2nd Con.; John Trumpour, Thos. I. Dorland, Sam’l Hawley, 3rd Con.; Burger Huyck, Nicholas Bogert, Willet W, Casey; 4th Con.; Sam’l R. Casey, John Huyck and Jos. Clarke, 5th Con. To be Constable, John Wiseman.
            In the Prudential “Laws” is the following alteration and addition, viz.: -
            1st  That no Cattle whatsoever shall be liable to be impounded when they are found trespassing unless the fence be lawfull; but this is not to affect or interfere  with line fences.
            2nd  That Hogs shall hereafter be Yoked, and either rung in the nose with wire or the gristle at the end of the nose cut of an inch.
            3rd  That all stray cattle shall be reported to the Town Clerk and shall receive payment for keeping only from the time such information be given to said Town Clerk.
            Reported as astray by Peter V Dorland, Esq., a Roan Horse (small size) and now in his possession this 12th day of June, 1843.
            John J. Watson, Town Clerk.
            No money recd, or expended, also the required declarations signed.   J.J.W

1844
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown, on Monday, the -- day of January, 1844, The following persons were elected township officers for the ensuing year, viz.: -
            John J. Watson, Town Clerk; Thomas Dorland, Assessor; Willet W, Casey, Collector. Overseers of Highways, Jacob Hoover and Wm. Murduff, 1st Con.; Samuel Johnson, 2nd, David Peterson and T. I. Dorland, 3rd; Nicholas Rogers, 4th; Joseph Clark, 5th.  Pound Keepers, Jacob Hoover, 1st; Solomon Huff, 2nd; Thomas I. Dorland, 3rd; Nicholas Bogert, 4th; John Bogert, 5th.  Fence Viewers, Thos. Casey, John J. Watson, Jacob Hoover, 1st; Sam’l Dorland, Henry Davis, Solomon Huff, 2nd; John P. Trumpour, Thos I. Dorland, Sam’l Hawley, 3rd; Burger Huyck, Nicholas Bogert, Willet W. Casey, 4th; John Bogert, J. Huyck and Joseph Clark, 5th. To be Constable, John Wiseman.
            Prudential Laws
            No 1. – Ordered, that the Law relative to Cattle, passed in the year 1843 to be rescinded, and that all Cattle whatsoever shall be commoners from 1st May to 15th November in each and every year.
            John J. Watson, Town Clerk.
           
The above is repealed in 1846.
            J. J. Watson, Town Clerk.
 
1845
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown, on Monday, the 5th day of January, 1845, The following persons were elected Town Officers for the ensuing year, viz.: -
Willet W. Casey, Councillor; John J. Watson, Town Clerk; Arch’d Campbell, Jun., Assessor; John Outwater, Collector. Overseers of Highways, Thos. Casey and Wm Murduff, 1st Div.; Gilbert Casey, 2nd Con.; E. H. Curlett & Joseph Platt, 3rd; Conrad B. Cole, 4th Con.; Joseph Clark, 5th Con.  Pound Keepers, Jacob Hoover, 1st; Arch’d Davis, 2nd; Sam’l Hawley, 3rd; Nich. Bogert, 4th; John Bogert, 5th Concession. Fence Viewers, Thomas Casey, John J. Watson, Jacob Hoover, Sam’l Dorland, H. Davis, Sol Huff, Paul T. Dorland, Silas Thompson, Sam’l Hawley, Lewis Bogert, Nich. Bogert, W. W. Casey, John Bogert, John Huyck, Jos. Clark.  John Wiseman, Constable.
            Prudential Laws same as last year.
            John J. Watson, Town Clerk.


1846
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown, on Monday, the 5th day of January, 1846, The following persons were elected Town Officers for the Current Year, viz.: -     
R. B. Clapp, Township Clerk; Philip Dorland, Assessor; Sam’l Hawley, Collector. “Overseers of Highways”, thos. Casey and Sam’l C. Hoover, 1st Concession; Rich’d Ruttan, 2nd; Stephen Roblin and Joseph Platt, 3rd; Jacob A. Hermance, 4th; Joseph Clarke, 5th Con.  “Pound Keepers,” Jacob Hoover, 1st; Arch’d Davis, 2nd; Sam’l Hawley, 3rd; Lewis Bogert, 4th; John Bogert, 5th Concession. “Fence Viewers,” Thos Casey, John J. Watson, Jacob Hoover, Sam’l Dorland, H. Davis, Sol. Huff, Paul T. Dorland, Silas Thompson, Sam’l Hawley, Lewis Bogert, Nich. Bogert, Conrad B. Cole, John Bogert and Joseph Clark.
            Prudential laws
            Ordered, That the law passed in 1844 respecting Cattle be repealed and that all cattle whatsoever, except Milch Cows and young Cattle under 2 years old, be prohibited from running at large from the 1st day of May to the 15th of November, it being understood, as per prudential No. 4 of 1842, that every kind of cattle is prohibited the rest of the year.
 
1847
At a Township Meeting held in the Town Hall at Adolphustown, on Monday, the 4th day of January, 1847, The following persons were elected Town Officers for the Current Year, viz.: -
Sam’l Casey, Esq., Town Clerk; Wm. M. Roblin, Assessor; John Bogert, Collector. Overseers of Highways, Giles Membry, Wm. Murduff, 1st Con.; Henry Davis, 2nd Con.; Peterson David <sic>, 3rd Con.; Robert Way, 3rd; Jacob A. Hermance, 4th; John Bogert, 5th.  Pound Keeper, Jacob Hoover, 1st Con.; John P. Dorland, 2nd Con.; Sam’l Hawley, 3rd Con.; Lewis Bogert, 4th ; John Bogert, 5th. Fence Viewers, Thos. Casey, John J. Watson, Jac. Hoover, 1st Con.; Sam’l Henry Davis <sic>, Solomon Huff, 2nd Con.; Simeon Trumpour, Silas Thompson, S. Hawley, 3; Lewis Bogert, Nich. Bogert, C.B. Cole, 4; John Bogert, Joseph Clarke, Jno Huyck, 5.  John Wiseman, Constable.
Ordered that prudential Laws remain the same as last year.
 
1848
At a Township Meeting held A. Gerow’s Inn, Adolphustown, on Monday, the 3rd day of January, 1848, the following persons were elected Town Officers for the ensuing year: -
            Peter Vanalstine Dorland, Councillor; John Joseph Watson, Town Clerk; Arch’d C. Davis, Assessor; Conrad B. Cole, Collector. Overseers of Highways, Parker Allen and Matthew Ruttan, 1st Concession; James Hart, 2nd; Cyrus Roblin, 3rd Concession; Robert Leitch, Jacob A. Hermance, 4th Concession; John Huyck, Jun., 5th Concession. Pound Keepers, Parker Allen, 1st Div.; J. P. Dorland 2nd; Sam’l Hawley, 3rd; Lewis Bogert, 4th Div; John Bogert, 5th Div.  Fence Viewers, Thos. Casey, John J. Watson, Jacob Hoover, Sam’l Dorland, Henry Davis, Solomon Huff, Simeon Trumpour, Silas Thompson, Sam’l Hawley, Lewis Bogert, Nich. Bogert, C. B. Cole, Jno. Bogert, J. Clark, Jno. Huyck.  Henry Brooker, Constable. Town Wardens, Parker Allen, 1; Henry Davis, 2; Wm. Peterson, 3.
            John J. Watson, Town Clerk.
           
PRUDENTIAL LAWS FOR 1848
            Ordered, that No. 9, with reference to Hogs, the Law is the same as it was in 1843.
            Ordered, that No. 10 and 11, laws of 1842, remain in force.
            Ordered, That No. 3 of 1843, relating to stray animals, and the Cattle law of 1846 is still in force.
            Ordered, That no claim can be legally made, or damages obtained for any horned Cattle, Horses or Hogs trespassing on any field of Grain, Pasture or Meadow land when that part of the fence through which they pass is not lawfull; Unless it is found that such Cattle, Horses or Hogs break through or over such part of a line or fence as may belong to the owner of the said Cattle, &c., &c.
            John J. Watson, Town Clerk.
 
            [Added on sheet of paper.]
            At a Special sessions held at the Town Hall on Saturday, 15th April, 1848.
            P. V. Dorland, Councillor.
            Preseant:
                        Ordered, that Division No. 1 concession shall extend further east on the main road, viz., to the parallel line between David Ruttan and P. Allen. Ordered, That other Divisions in Township as they were in 1842.
 
1849
At a Township Meeting held at the Town Hall, Adolphustown, on Monday, the 1st day of January, 1849, the following persons were elected Town Officers for the ensuing year, viz.: -
            Paul T. Dorland, Town Clerk; Samuel D. Haight, Assessor; David McWhiter, Collector. Overseers of Highways, Parker Allen and Wm. Murduff, 1st concession; Sam’l Johnson, 2nd; Wm. Briggs, Wm. Peterson, 3rd; Wm. Valloe, 4th; Wm. H. Casey, 5th.  Pound Keepers, John J. Watson, John P. Dorland, Sam’l Hawley, Augustus Huycke and John Bogert. Fence Viewers, Thos. Casey, John P. Dorland, Wm. Griffis, Samuel Dorland, Henry Davis, Solomon Huff, Silas Thompson, Simeon W. Trumpour, Cyris Roblin, Lewis Bogart, Nicholas Bogart, C. B. Cole, John Bogart, Joseph Clark and John Huycke.  Town Wardens, Arch’d Campbell, E. H. Curlett, Wm. Surtman. Constable, Wm. Newberry.
           Ordered, That everything is prohibited from running at large.
           Paul T. Dorland, Town Clerk.
 
           At a Special Sessions held at the Town Hall on Saturday, 21st of April, 1849.
           P. V. Dorland, Councillor.
 
           Ordered, that Division No. 1, first Concession …. But shall extend further east on the main road, namely, to the parallel line between David Ruttan & P. Allen, & ordered that it shall extend …. Same line of the Bay road.
           Ordered that the others Division in the Township remain as they were in 1842
           P. T. Dorland, Town Clerk.