1782The town voted to protect their fishing grounds as part of a peace agreement.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Military

Minutes of Town Meeting, January 28, 1782. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800. Vol. 3, 1800, p. 248.
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Minutes of Town Meeting, January 28, 1782. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800. Vol. 3, 1800, p. 248.

In considering a peace treaty with the British, the state proposed an article that would protect the fishing grounds. At a town meeting, it was voted unanimously that “We agree in sentiment with the town of Boston Respecting the article Concerning the Fishery as we look upon it of the utmost Consequence not only to this Town but to the State in general.” (Town Records, 248)

Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800. Vol. 3, 1800, http://archive.org/details/townrecords17531800 Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Gloucester [Mass.] Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog
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