1812The town voted on a war policy.Government and Public Service, City Government, Military

Due to the damage that wartime maritime restrictions would bring to commercial interests, the sentiments of the community were reflected in their choice of Town meeting moderator. By a vote of 494 to 401, anti-war candidate Benjamin Hough triumphed over the pro-war candidate John Kittridge. At the meeting, an anti-war declaration was approved.

Gloucester City Archives, CC87, Box 31, FF 3-4
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