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County Treasurers.
1731 Jona. Houghton, of Lancaster, 1733
1733 Benjamin Flagg, Jr. of Worcester, 1745
1745 Daniel Heywood,

1754
1754 Gardner Chandler,

1762 1762 John Chandler,

1775 1777 Nathan Perry,

1790
1790 Samuel Allen,

Justices of the Court of Sessions.
1807. Sept. Pliny Merrick, 1811. Sept. Jonathan Davis,
Moses White,

Joseph Adams,
Abraham Lincoln,

Edmund Cushing,
John Spurr,

John Spurr, to 1812.
Jonathan Davis.

Timothy Whiting.
These Justices continued in office 1812. Isaiah Thomas.
until April 20, 1809, when the pow- 1814. Oliver Crosby.
ers of the Court were transferred to
Common Pleas.

Court of Common Pleas with two Justices, to wit :
1814. Aug. Benjamin Kimball,

Oliver Crosby, to 1818

1819. Aaron Tufts.
1819. Sept. The Court was organized in its present form, and
the following Justices appointed.

Hon. Seth Hastings,
Benjamin Kimball,

Hon. Aaron Tufts.
The following persons have been elected Senators for this Cous-
ty, since the adoption of the Constitution.
1780 Moses Gill of Princeton,

1787
Samuel Baker, of Berlin,

1787 Joseph Dorr, of Ward,

1783 Israel Nichols, of Leominster,

1787 Seth Washburn, of Leicester,

1781 1781 Jonathan Warner, of Hardwick,

1785 1784 Seth Washburn, again

1788 1785 John Sprague, of Lancaster,

1786 1786 Abel Wilder, of Winchendon, died 1792 1787 Amos Singletary, of Sutton,

1791 Jobn Fessenden, of Rutland,

1791 Joseph Stone, of Harvard,

1788

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1788 Hon. Samuel Baker, again,

1788 Jonathan Grout, of Petersham, 1789 1789 Moses Gill, again,

1794 Peter Penniman, of Mendon, 1790 1790 Samuel Baker, again,

1795 1791 Jonathan Warner, again,

1797 Timothy Newell, of Sturbridge, 1794 1792 Josiah Stearns, of Lunenburg, 1802 1794 Daniel Bigelow, of Petersham, 1798 Salem Town, of Charlton,

1810 1795 Benjamin Read, of Mendon,

1796 1796 Elijah Brigham, of Westborough, 1797 1797 Levi Lincoln, of Worcester, 1798

Bezaleel Taft, of Uxbridge, 1803 1798 Elijah Brigham, again,

1811 Thomas Hale, of Brookfield, 1810 1802 Daniel Bigelow, again,

died 1807 1807 Jonas Kendall, of Leominster, 1812 1808 *Pliny Merrick, of Brookfield,

1808 1810 Seth Hastings, ot Mendon,

1812 Francis Blake, of Worcester, 1812 1811 Silas Holman, of Bolton,

1817 1812 Solomon Strong, of Westminster, 1814 John Spurr, of Charlton,

1813 Levi Lincolo, Jr. of Worcester, 1813 1813 Bezaleel Taft, of Uxbridge, 1814 Francis Blake, again,

1815 1814 Benjamin Adams, of Uxbridge, 1816 Moses Smith, of Leicester,

1816 1815 Oliver Crosby, of Brookfield, died 1818 1816 Jonas Sibley, of Sutton,

1816 1816 Daniel Waldo, of Worcester, 1819

Thomas H. Blood, of Sterling, 1818 1817 James Humphreys, of Athol, 1819 1818 Stephen P. Gardner, of Bolton, 1821 1819 Aaron Tufts, of Dudley,

1825 Samuel Eastman, of Hardwick, 1821 * Appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. Mr. Bigelow.

† Appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. Mr. Crosby, VOL. 11,

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1819 Hon. Lewis Bigelow, of Petersham, 1821
1821 Salem Towne, Jr. of Charlton, 1823

John Shepley, of Fitchburg, 1822
Nathaniel Jones, of Barre,

1824
1822 Stephen P. Gardner, again,

1825
1823 Benjamin Adams, again,

1825
Nathaniel P. Denny, of Leicester, 1825
1824 Joseph G. Kendall, of Leominster,
1825 William Crawford, Jr. of Oakham,

Bezaleel Taft, Jr. of Uxbridge,
William Eaton, of Worcester, - 1826

Nathaniel Houghton, of Barre,
1826 Jonas Sibley, of Sutton.

Counsellors. One Member of the Executive Council has been taken from this County every year since the organization of the present form of Government. 1780 Hon. Moses Gill, of Princeton,

1787 1787 Peter Penniman, Mendon,

1788 1788 Artemas Ward, Shrewsbury, 1789 1789 Moses Gill, again,

1794 1794 Samuel Baker, Berlin,

1795 1795 Jonathan Warner, Hardwick, 1797 1797 Josiah Stearns, Lunenburg, 1799 1799 Elijah Brigham, Westborough, 1801 1801 Daniel Bigelow, Petersham, 1802 1802 Salem Towne, Charlton,

1805 1805 Bezaleel Taft, Uxbridge,

1807 1807 Timothy Newell, Sturbridge, 1808 1808 Oliver Fiske, Worcester,

1810
1810 Levi Lincolo, Worcester,

1812
1812
Oliver Fiske, again,

1815
1815 Joseph Allen, Worcester,

1818
1818 Dwight Foster, Brookfield, 1819
1819
Silas Holman, Bolton,

1822
1822 Jonas Kendall, Leominster, 1823
1823 Abraham Lincoln, Worcester, 1825
1825 Edmund Cashing, Lunenburg.

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Members elected to the Congress of the United States.
1781 Hon. Levi Lincoln,chosen under the Confederation.
1789 1st Congress. Hon. Jonathan Grout, of Petersham,
1791 2d Hon. Artemas Ward, of Shrewsbury,
1793 Hon. Dwight Foster, of Brookfield, to 1801,
1801 7th Hon. Levi Lincoln,* of Worcester,

Hon. Seth Hastings, of Mendon,
1803 8th Hon. Seth Hastings, of Mendon,

Hon. William Stedman, of Lancaster,
1805 9th Hon. Seth Hastings, Hon. Wm. Stedman,
1807 10th Hon. Jabez Upham, of Brookfield,

Hon. William Stedman, of Lancaster,
1809 11th Hon. Jabez Uphamt and Hon. Wm. Stedman,

Hon. Joseph Allen, of Worcester.

Hon. Abijah Bigelow, of Leominster,
1811 12th Hon. Elijah Brigham, of Westborough,

Hon. Abijah Bigelow, of Leominster,
1813 13th Hon. Elijah Brigham, Hon. Abijah Bigelow,
1815 14th Hop. Elijah Brigham, of Westborough,

Hon. Solomon Strong, of Leominster,

Hon. Benjamin Adams of Uxbridge,
1817 15th Hon. Solomon Strong and Hon. Benj. Adams,

Hon. Jonas Kendall of Leominster,
1819 16th Hon. Jonas Kendall, Hon. Benjamin Adams,
1821 17th Hon. Jonathan Russell, of Mendon,

Hon. Lewis Bigelow, of Petersham,
1823 18th Hon. Jonas Sibley, of Sutton,

Hon. John Locke, of Ashby,
1825 19th Hon. John Davis, of Worcester, Hon. John Locke.

* Hon. Judge Lincoln took his seat as member of Congress, March 4, 1801, and the next day was appointed by the President Attorney General of the United States. Hon. Mr. Hastings was elected to supply the vacancy.

+ Hon. Mr. U. resigned, Sept. 18, and Hon. Mr. Allen filled his seat.

* Appointed Clerk of the Courts, Sept. 1810, and Hon. Mr. Bigelow was elected to Congress in his place.

| Hon. Mr. Brigham died at Washington, Feb. 22, 1816, (see page 172,) and Hon. Mr. A. was elected to supply the office.

|| Hon. Mr. Strong was appointed to fill the vacancy in the C. C. Pleas occasioned by the death of Judge Bangs, and Hon. Mr. K. was elected in his

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{The districts for the choice of Representatives to Congress, are new arranged every ten years. Since the year 1802, this County has been divided into two districts, with the addition of a few towns from the County of Middlesex. See Vol. 1. page 110. Previous to 1802, the modes of forming these districts were various.

MEMORANDA. PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 1732. Feb. 1. The first prison ordered to be built 41 feet by 18, and 8 feet stud. The gaol part to be 18 feet square, of white oak, studded with timber of 5 inches by 4, and placed within five inches of each other, the joists to be of the same bigness, and placed at the same distance, and that it be covered with plank, spiked within and without. A dungeon beneath was likewise directed.

1732. Nov. The Court House ordered to be built 36 by 26 feet, with 13 feet posts. To pay for these public buildings, and other charges incident to the County, a tax was ordered upon the several towns as follows: £ 3. d.

£ Lancaster, 62 16 8 Southborough, 17 6 0 Mendon,

36 00 Shrewsbury, 14 14 0 Woodstock, 32 0 0 Oxford,

14 4 0
Brookfield, 27 1 8 Leicester,

13 19 4
Sutton,
24 10 0 Uxbridge,

12 08
Worcester,
22 15 4 Rutland,

7 16 0
Westborough, 18 2 0 Lunenburg,

7 16 0

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£311 18. 4d.

RETURN OF THE MILITIA OF THE COUNTY OF WORCESTER, Nov. 1825.

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