History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
 Published in 1845 
On the 27th of May (1811), a disinterested Committee was appointed to describe the boundary lines of Gunstok, so called, to be set off as a new town. This Committee was appointed to describe the boundary lines of Gunstock, so called, to be set off as a new town. This Committee consisted of Nathan Taylor, Esq. of Sanbornton, James McDuffie, and Enoch Wood, Esqrs. This Committee reported on the 31st of May, that they had attended to the duty assigned, and have agreed to report the line between the 11th and 12th ranges of 100 acres; thence N.E. on the Parish line 160 rods to the East corner of No. 1, 12th ranges; thence North 75 degrees East, three miles and 90 rods to the line of Alton, at the east end of lot No. 7, in the 1st range of the Masonian lots; and the lots cut by said line may be considered as belonging to the town in which the owner lives, if resident on the lot. But if it belong to a non-resident, it shall remain where it is situated. The Report was accepted.