Otsego Town Minutes 
1843 - page 1

At the annual Town Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Otsego held at the house
of  Major William Lewis, in the village of Cooperstown on the 7th day of March  1843.
						Present -
							H. B. Sprague )
							H. Perkins     )    Justices
							H. Babcock   )

It was  Resolved,  that the town choose four Constables.

	That the town choose three Assessors

	That the height of fences be  4 1/2 feet

	That the Collector be allowed 3 pr cent for collecting.

	That Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, and Horses shall not be permitted to run at large at any
time under the penalty of twenty five cents for each and every offence.

	That Rams shall not be permitted to run at large from the first of  August  to the
twenty fifth day of  November, under the penalty of five Dollars

	That the School Commissioners be allowed one dollar per day

	That School Inspectors shall visit each School in town once in Summer and twice
in Winter, and that they shall be allowed fifty cents for each teacher inspected, provided
that when more than two persons are inspected in one day, that then the Inspectors be
allowed one dollar & twenty five cents pr day, if more than two are inspected, and that
they report to the next annual Town Meeting.

					1843 - page 2 

The following persons were elected to the several offices to which their names are
annexed, for the ensuing year.  viz

	Supervisor,		George A. Starkweather

	Town Clerk,		Henry P. Metcalf

				(Buckingham Fitch
	Assessors,		(Herbert M. Coburn
				(William Williams

	Commissioners		(Tilly Littlejohn
	       of 				(Horace Taylor
	Highways			(William Kinney

	Commissioners		(George T. Dalphin
	        of 			(William P. Johnson
	   Schools			(Philip Roof

	Overseers of 		(John B. Northrup
	        Poor			(Caleb Thayer

	School			(Luther Burditt
	Inspectors			(William H. Ruggles

	Justice			Levi Wood

	Collector			Orville H. Paine

				(Ira Tanner
	Constables		(Thomas Williams 2d
				(Orville H. Paine
				(John Hurd

	Inspectors of Election,  District No.1
		George Pomeroy, Peter Becker, Seth Winslow
	District No. 2
		Orestes Badger, William P. Johnson, William Hind
	Town Sealer		Holder Cory


				1843 - page 3
					Path Masters

Dist. No.1.  Harry Clark		     Dist. No 39. William Patton
	   2.  Orra Peabody			   40.  Truman Dewey
	   3.  John W. Clark crossed out, Caleb Thayer added   41. Asahel Clark
	   4.  Randall Chapman		    42. John Sutherland
	   5.  Nanian Perkins			    43. Cyrenus Warren
	   6.  Orville Plumb			    44. Gilbert Coonrod
	   7.  Buckingham Fitch Jr.		    45. George Hinds
	   8.  James E. Lathrop crossed out, Lorenzo Loomis added, crossed out,. 		       
	        J. E. Lathrop added		    46. Orville Gallup
	   9.  Leman Cummings		    47. Lorenzo Jarvis
	  10. Peter Cuppernall		    48. John Loomis
	  11. Thomas Higby			    49. John P. Bissell
	  12  Peter Edget			    50.William Russell
	  13  Constantine King		    51  Edward Lewis
	  14  Thomas Williams           		    52  Stephen Herrick crossed out, 
							Adam Truax added
	  15  William Higby			    53  Isaac Dingham
	  16  Rufus Preston			    54  Charles Bailey
	  17  Elisha Bradford 		    55  Josiah Babbett
	  18  Peleg Rose			    56  Ephraim B. Burnside
	  19  Delos D. Pier			    57  Frederick Eastburne
	  20  Colonel Eldred			    58  Amon Taylor
	  21  Robt. Wicks			    59  Thomas  Furnam        
	  22  Jared Chase			    60  George W. Andrus
	  23  Lyman Dunbar			    61  Samuel Hecock  3d
	  24  B. S. Howe			      
	  25  Ira Hyde  Jr				From the Minutes
	  26  Nathaniel Hecock			   Henry P. Metcalf
	  27  Harvey Stowell					Town Clerk
	  28  Philander Waterman
	  29  Benjamin crossed out, Jefferson Rosser added
	  30  George Scribner crossed out, Levi Pearce added
	  31  David Patten, Patten crossed out, Weatherspoon added
	  32  Walter Van Horn
	  33  James Cummings                                                 No. of Persons assessed  564    
	  34  Martin Van Buren                                                              Days         1835
	  35 Leonard Welden crossed out,  Orlo Underwood added
	  36  William P. Turner
	  37  Nehemiah Hinds 2d
	  38  Henry Newland

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