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  • Tags: 1759 and Before

parsons_receipt_17570418.jpg
Receipt written by David Parsons, Amherst's first minister, for payment of his salary in old tenor money by Jonathan Dickinson, one of the first Selectmen of Amherst and the treasurer at the time.

smith_gristmill_subscription_1756.jpg
Subscription list for Peletiah Smith and seven others to share labor to build a gristmill on the Fort River in the Second Precinct of Hadley.

records_meeting_17450319.jpg
Record of a precinct meeting held in a section of Hadley (now Amherst) in 1745, 10 years after the first meeting. Votes recorded are concerned with choosing officers, committees, highway work, wood for the minister, making payment for services, and…

hadley3pre_taxwarrant_17530214.jpg
Warrant to Nathan Dickinson, constable, for collection of taxes in Third Precinct of Hadley (now Amherst).

indian_manner.jpg
Lithograph of two North American Indians carrying game suspended on a pole between them.

smith_gristmill_agreement_17560128.jpg
Agreement between Peletiah Smith and seven others to build, and to share equally the cost of, a gristmill to be situated on the Fort River in the Second Precinct of Hadley.

hadley3pre_taxwarrant_17530207.jpg
Warrant to Nathan Dickinson, constable, for collection of taxes in Third Precinct of Hadley (now Amherst).

smith_acctbk_31.jpg
Many of the early settlers combined some other occupation with that of farming. Nathaniel Smith, who was among the first of the East Inhabitants of Hadley, was a doctor, the first to practice his profession in the new settlement.

hunting_the_deer.jpg
Lithograph of a North American Indian hunting a deer.

AccountBookConnRiverCommerceResized.pdf
Account book kept by unknown person recording transportation of goods such as salt, molasses, and rum, up and down the Connecticut River during the years 1753 through 1756.
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