Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: DEPRECIATION OF THE CURRENCY -- CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AT CONCORD
DEPRECIATION OF THE CURRENCY
The committee chosen to determine at what prices the articles enumerated should be sold, consisted of the following persons: Lieut. Josiah Dearborn, Mr. Josiah Moulton, Jun., Lieut. Cotton Ward, Lieut. Jonathan Garland, Benjamin Batchelder and Capt. Morris Hobbs.
The meeting was adjourned, to meet again in one week.
At the adjourned meeting, the following preamble and resolution were presented:
"Whereas it is represented that there are some persons in this town, who have behaved very disorderly, and that their conduct tends greatly to injure our endeavors to maintain the American Cause: -- Therefore Resolved, That it is our earnest desire that such persons should be brought to their proper duty, or otherwise dealt with according to the law of Resolves of the State or General Congress; and that we will aid and assist all officers,s both civil and military, in carrying the same into execution."
This Resolution was adopted by the town, but no evidence is found, that any persons were molested in consequence of this act.
At a town meeting, January 19, 1778, Lieut. John Fogg, Lieut. Josiah Dearborn, Lieut. Cotton Ward and Col. Jonathan Moulton were chosen a committee to procure the men that were wanting of the town's quota, to fill up the continental army.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AT CONCORD