Addison C. Ware

WHITCOMB TOWN LIBRARY.

”In the early part of 1860 money was raised at a “Levee and otherwise,” for the purpose of establishing a public library in town. This money being tendered to the town at the annual meeting, was accepted. The by-laws of the Peterboro’ town library were adopted as the by-laws of the Hancock town library. The selectmen were directed to appoint a committee of three to take charge of the library: the first to serve one year, the second to serve two years, and the third to serve three years; and one person was to be appointed annually for the term of three years, to fill the vacancy that naturally would occur. $50 were appropriated by the town at this meeting, for the purchase of books for the library. …

The rule laid down by the by-laws not being literally followed in regard to term of service, we can simply give the dates of the appointment of those who subsequently served on the committee:—

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Reference Data:
The History of Hancock, New Hampshire, 1764-1889, Vol. 2, William Willis Hayward, 1889, pages 242-3

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