History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
At the annual meeting March 10th, (1803) one Article in the Warrant was to see, if the town will permit Pest houses to be set up within its limits for the inoculation of persons for the small pox. This was decided in the negative. It was also proposed to join with the town of Meredith in building a bridge across the Winnipissiogee at the " Upper Wears." This proposition was referred to the Selectmen, to act according to their discretion.