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Minutes of the Town Meeting, June 24, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800, pp. 177-181)
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Minutes of the Town Meeting, June 24, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800, pp. 177-181)

Gloucester inhabitants who were qualified for voting assembled to vote for independence. “125 walked from the East side of the House to the west side by which they voted in the affirmative, that if the Hon.ble Congress for the Safety of these Colonies declare them Independant of the Kingdom of Great Britain they do solemnly engage with their lives and fortunes to support them in the measure. Those that were Contrary minded were desired to walk to the Eastward but there was none that did.” The Declaration of Independence was entered into the Town Records in July. (Town Records, 1753-1800)

Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800. http://archive.org/details/townrecords17531800
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