Town of Colton:
Where as the office of constable has become vacant by the refusal to serve of Jonathan Starks and the Electors have not with in fifteen days after the happening of such vacancy *epplend the same by the Election at Town meeting. Now therefore we the undersigned three of the Justices of the peace of the said town do hereby appoint Jonathan Stark to the office of Constable of the said town.
Given under our hands this third day of March, 1852
E. H. Butler
J. C. Higby
Justices of the Peace