History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
At the town meeting the 12th of Mar. (1789), it was agreed that the upper Parish should have preaching, as the last year. Voted to repair the bridge over the Suncook River, on the road leading to Dover, by calling on the different Districts, to work in turn so far as many be necessary. Ezekiel Hoit was authorized to buy rum for Suncook Bridge repairs. Voted to pay a bounty of L3 for every grown wolf, and half as much for every whelp. It was agreed that School Districts No. 6 and No. 10 be divided so as to form another out of the two. The Selectmen were authorized to procure cow for George Dennett, in case he put out so many of his children as are suitable' also to do the same for Isaac Marsh. The town met on the 22d of June, to cast their votes for Representative to Congress, there having been no choice in March. 21 votes were cast for Abiel Foster, Esq., Samuel Shepard, Dudley Gilman, Jonathan Dow, Reuben Osgood, Samuel Jewett, are first mentioned on the records of this year.