History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
A Committee settled (1783) with Joseph Badger, Esq. and Capt. John Moody for hiring soldiers, and providing beef for the Army, and the town, at the annual meeting, March 13th, approved of their doings. Lieut. Ebenezer Eastman and Thomas Currier were allowed each L3 lawful money, for services in the Army. The Selectmen were authorized to build " a pound" on the school lot, near the Congregational Meeting House. At a meeting of the town on the 18th of August, the Representatives were instructed to vote for an amendment of the 8th Article of the Constitution, as proposed by Congress, and a vote was passed by the town to repair the Province Road through the Lower Parish as far on said road as Josiah Weeks', at the town's expense. Josiah Weeks lived just above the Province Road Meeting House on the same side nearly opposite the Parsonage House of that Society. Col. Antipas Gilman was appointed agent to oversee the repairs, and was authorized to pay 3s. per day to the workmen until the last of September, and 2s. afterwards. The town voted once more to accept the plan of  Government with the last amendment, 23 voting in the affirmative and none in the negative. Samuel Brown, Abel Hunt, Simeon Hoyt, John Cotton, Joseph Clark, Samuel Clark, John Lougee, Joseph Kent, William Price, and Samuel Potter, moved into town this year.