At a legal town meeting held the twentyth of ___ in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred sixty ___ Thomas kimball was legally chosen by the inhabitants of merrimak to bee a constable for this present year. At the same meeting Sargant John gage Robert hasel tine Joseph Pike John Griffing John Day were legally chosen to be select men for this present year. Joseph Pike was then legally chosen by the inhabitants of merrimak to bee clarke of the writs. 4 Samuell Worster beniamin gage beniamin kimball David haseltine wear chosen to be oversears for this pre sent year. 5 it was also agreed and voted that sargant John gage Joseph Pike and John griffing or any two of them should lay out all high ways within our bounds nir__ for the use of the towne. 6 It was voted and granted that henceforth and from time to time yet when a town meeting is warned and a time set when they shall meet that ___ shall not apear att the time apointed shall pay six pence per houre for every houre he is defective in not apearing att the said meetting and farthar that whosoever shall take liberty to speake in a town meeting without leave obtained from the modarator shall pay six pens for every such ---. 7 It was agreed and voted that Thomas kimballs hous [&] beniamin gages hous shall bee legall plases for the publi[shment] of any ordar or othar busines of publik consernment whole towne by setting up a writting or writtings at said houses untill wee have a more convenient place. 8 If was voated and granted by the inhabitants of [merrimak] that the select men chosen for this present year [have] full powar to charg us and finish the ministars hous to mr. sims D. Easton jr. and to raise the paye by rate upon the estats of the said inhabitants for doing ___ and allso to ordar all othar of the ___ ___ that may fall within the --- of this present year. as attest Joseph PikeNote the lack of hypenation on continued lines on lines 5 and 11.