Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: AURORA BOREALIS -- MEASURES TO PROTECT THE BEACH
MEASURES TO PROTECT THE BEACH
At the same meeting of the freeholders, it was voted to impose a fine of 20s. on each and every person who should at any time carry off any drift-wood from any part of the beach between Little River and Great Boar's Head, without leave from the selectmen.
By law, in 1718, the town stock of ammunition was "a barrel of good powder, two hundred weight of bullets and three hundred flints, for every sixty listed soldiers, and after that proportion, for the listed soldiers of each town, whether more or less."