Selectmen's Minutes from 1764 through 1768

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Selectmen's Minutes from 1764 through 1768 - Record Commissioners of the City of Boston. "Such a recovery of the appearance of Boston prior to the Revolution is an event of the greatest interest to every local antiquary." This text comprises the twentieth report published by the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, reprinting the Records of the Selectmen compiled 1764 to 1768 inclusive. The material included in these records is extremely diverse, concerning the affairs of Boston residents, land owners, entrepreneurs, colonial officials, ship's captains, and others. While the events recorded vary widely in terms of general interest (combating a Small Pox epidemic, a prohibition on gaming to preserve the moral fiber of Boston, notable court cases, etc.), the entries are uniformly dense with the aforementioned references to the Boston citizenry, making this volume a boon to those researching their Massachusetts ancestors. Lists of Selectmen are conspicuous throughout the text, as well as assorted committees, petitioners, recent immigrants and more. The text is enhanced by two indices: one containing subjects and the other names. (1889), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, 352 pp. 101-R1617 ISBN: 0788416170