History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
In the year 1768, some important and valuable citizens were added to the infant settlement, among whom was Dr. William Smith, the first physician, who arrived on the 15th of October, Samuel and Abner Clough on the 22nd, and Matthias Sawyer on the 25th of the same month, and Col. Antipas Gilman in November following. Dudley Young, Winthrop Gilman, Simeon Bean and Daniel Stevens, were also settlers of the same year. The annual town meeting was on the 10th of March. It was voted to raise L50 lawful money, to be expended on the highways, and to allow 3s. per day for a man and 3s. for a yoke of oxen, also 3d. on the L to the constables for collecting the taxes.