1701Householders were allowed to cut cordwood and sell out of town.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Industry, State Government

Minutes of Town Meeting, January 4th and 5th, 1700/1701. Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, p. 35.
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Minutes of Town Meeting, January 4th and 5th, 1700/1701. Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, p. 35.

Wood was a sought-after commodity as evidenced by the restrictions that were established in the 1600s. At a town meeting held in March, it was voted that “every householder that paies publick charges to church and common wealth had liberty granted att the above sd town meeting to cut tenn or twelve cord of cord wood in the places that is alowed of by the town to cut cord wood in to sell out of ye town and no where els….” (Town Records, 35)

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