History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
March 13, (1810) the annual town meeting was held, and it was voted to raise $250 for rebuilding the Academy, and preparing it for the town's use. On the 30th of April, it was voted not to divide the town, according to a petition present for that purpose. Chose Lieut. David Sanborn an agent to settle the estate of Nathaniel Ladd, deceased. A town meeting was called on the 28th of May to see if the town would divide, and also to see if the town would reconsider the vote to raise $250 to finish the Academy Building for town use. The two Articles amend above were both voted in the negative. It was agreed to alter the Province Road at the Winding Hill, by David Bean's.