Town of Raymond, NH
Rockingham County
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Anno Regni Regis George Quarto
Magno Britanno Franeio and Hibernia Quarto
(In the fourth year of the reign of George, King of Great Britain, Wales and Ireland)
An act for erecting a new Parish within the Township of Chester in this Province —
Whereas at a Town meeting held at Chester on the twenty sixth day of January, 1763 it was granted and voted that a part of said Township commonly called Freetown described in said vote might be incorporated into a new Parish as far as their consent was necessary and it appearing to be convenient considering the situation of the inhabitants —
Be it therefore enacted by the Governor Council and assembly that there be and hereby is a new Parish constituted erected and incorporated thereby —
The following bounds namely beginning at the Northeast corner of Chester upon the head line of Epping at a maple tree a boundary between Chester and Nottingham then runs South twenty nine degrees Westbounding partly on said Epping and partly on Brentwood to the Southeast corner of the lot number partly in said Chester as may appear by records of the of Chester then West Northwest so far as to contain the old hundred acre lots so called in said Township then twenty nine degrees East to the Southeast corner of Candia by and joining upon Candia to the line of Nottingham upon that side and by that line to the Maple tree where at that the same Parish be called Incorporated and Named the Parish of Raymond and all the Polls and Estates within limits aforesaid are hereby exonerated and discharged of all taxes and abatements existing when mentioned and excepted) on and to any other part of said Town and are hereby invested and enfranchised with all common privileges which other Parishes have and legally hold to likewise with all the legal power and authorities of other Parishes in this Province and may raise money for the necessary uses of the said Parish as any Town or Parish may legally do: succession and continuance forever.
And Samuel Emerson of Chester is hereby authorized to call the first meeting of said inhabitants for the choice of the necessary Parish officers and any other affairs they may deem proper at said meeting giving due notice of the time, place, and design of such meeting in the usual and customary manner in said Town.
Provided and excepting that the polls and estates and within said Parish shall continue to be taxes and assessed to the Province accounts as they have usually been until a new proposal of land rates shall be made among the several and Parishes in this Province.
Province of stamps
In the house of Representatives May 4th, 1764,
This bill having been read three times - voted that is pass to be enacted Henry Sherburne Speaker in council May 9th, 1764 this bill read a third time and passes to be enacted.
Thodore Atkinson June 1764
Consented to: B. Wentworth