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Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen

as by little advantages that occur every day. 

- Benjamin Franklin

On March 6,1826 the town of Lowell held its first town meeting at the “Tavern of Messrs. Balch & Coburn,” which was located near Pawtucket Falls.  With a vote of the (all male) residents present, selectmen, a school committee, and a representative to the state legislature were elected. For the next five years, Lowell's town meetings would be held at the Merrimack Hotel. 

In 1826 Lowell had approximately 2,500 residents. In just four years, 1830, the population had grown to 6,474 residents.  Needing more meeting space and offices, Lowell built a town hall. The Town Hall combined a second floor for government offices with public markets on the first floor, which provided revenue for the town.

By 1832 Lowell's population had increased to 12,000.  The “town meeting” form of government, where every eligible resident could vote on each article, became unwieldy and impractical.  The Massachusetts General Court granted Lowell the third City Charter in Massachusetts on April 1, 1836.  The city government then consisted of a mayor, a Common Council, and a Board of Aldermen, together called the City Council. 

Please note: The dates and the titles in the index below do not include all of the information on each page. They are provided for general navigation of the documents. There is a great deal of overlap of dates, meetings, reports, etc. within and between pages.

The population of Lowell at different periods:

1830    6,474

1840    20,796

1850    33,383

1860    36,827

 

Report of Committee on Establishing City Government, February 17, 1836

Report of Committee on Establishing City Government

February 17, 1836

Our New England ancestors, among the first Acts after their arrival in this Country, marked out and divided such portions of their wilderness into towns, as they chose to improve and possess for their Government. Those laws were characterized very strongly by the peculiar manners and habits of the age, and were skillfully adopted to the resolute and self-denying spirit of their authors. Many of the statutes are now in form with little or no alteration. Such with the spirit and principles of most of them, that they are suited to all men and every condition of life, who cherish the love of civil and religious liberty and a determination to maintain and enjoy free and equal rights. Much and most of what is now or ever has been estimable in the New England manners and character may be ascribed to the influence of our municipal Regulations. Religious worship, free schools, the care of the poor and the Highways were the principal objects of early Legislation for towns. The first has ceased to be under the care of towns, the others with the preservation of the health of the people are now the great and engrossing objects over which towns extend their care. The existing laws are well adapted to the wants of towns of a small or moderate size in point of numbers but have been found insufficient for the efficient regulation of those that have a large population.

Special Legislation has been resorted to in many instances for large towns but in most cases, when the number were not sufficient to entitle them to a City Government. The principal defects in the operation of the present system of laws as it respects large towns, and especially Lowell, is the want of executive power, and the loose and irresponsible manner in which money for municipal purposes is granted an extended period is believed to be impossible to provide a remedy for these defects in this town under the present system. Such a modification of the laws is necessary, that the power of granting expending money and of executing the laws be so concentrated, that a direct and well-defined responsibility to the people may be imposed on those who have the administration of the Police.

Having thus expressed an opinion on the first proposition submitted, your committee now proceed to consider the second, to wit, the expediency of establishing the city government. This last proposition presents a grave question, that of changing the frame and form of our municipal government with which are identified much of our prosperity and happiness. In deciding this question, it is necessary to keep constantly before the mind, the number of our inhabitants, their dissimilar habits, manners and pursuits, the rapid and progressive increase of a population, the variety of interest and the constant changes which are taking place. It is certain that some change is necessary in our present system to preserve health, and to live in peace and security. Such a government as the well-being and prosperity of the town require in the opinion of your committee cannot in any way be so easily attained, as in the establishment of a city government. The town may continue a few years under the present system, but the time is near at hand, when there must be a change, and a city government, or something similar must be adopted.

The difference in the expense of the present system and the city government will necessarily be from one to two thousand dollars annually, and it may be less after the new government is put in operation, much however in that respect must depend on the provisions in the chatter of the new government and the administration under the charter should as much as possible retain and guard against extravagance, and should grant to those entrusted with power no more patronage than is absolutely necessary for the prompt and faithful execution of the laws. Finally, your committee are of opinion, that it is expedient to establish a city government, and that the town petition the Legislature now in session to grant a charter for that purpose, and they beg leave to report the results below for that purpose.

All which is submitted
per order
Luther Lawrence, Chairman

Resolved, that it is expedient, that the town of Lowell become a city, and that be a committee to draft a petition, and present the same to the Legislature now in session to grant a charter to make said town a city and establish a city government therein.

Resolved that be a committee to draft a charter for the purpose aforesaid and present the same said town as soon as may be for their consideration and approval.

from the Town Record Lowell - pages 303 to 305  

Index Town Record Lowell 001 to 050

Please note: The dates and the titles in the index below do not include all of the information on each page. They are provided for general navigation of the documents. There is a great deal of overlap of dates, meetings, reports, etc. within and between pages.

Pages 374 to 385 are an alphabetical index by subject for the whole volume -

town_record_377 374 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_378 375 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_379 376 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_380 377 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_381 378 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_382 379 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_383 380 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_384 381 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_385 382 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_386 383 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_387 384 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_388 385 nd nd Index of Reports with page numbers
Item # Page # Date yyyymmdd Title
town_record_001 Front Cover     Front Cover
town_record_002 Book spine     Book spine
town_record_003 1 March 1, 1826 18260301 An Act to Incorporate the Town of Lowell - 1
town_record_004 2 March 1, 1826 18260301 An Act to Incorporate the Town of Lowell - 2
town_record_005 3 March 6, 1826 18260306 Warrant to Call First Town Meeting in Lowell
town_record_006 4 March 6, 1826 18260306 Minutes of March Town Meeting - 1
town_record_007 5 March 6, 1826 18260306 Minutes of March Town Meeting - 2, Warrant for April Town Meeting - 1
town_record_008 6 March 22, 1826 18260322 Warrant for April Town Meeting - 2
town_record_009 7 April 3, 1826 18260403 Minutes of April Town Meeting - 1
town_record_010 8 April 3, 1826 18260403 Minutes of April Town Meeting - 2
town_record_011 9 April 3, 1826 18260403 Minutes of April Town Meeting - 3
town_record_012 10 April 3, 1826 18260403 Minutes of April Town Meeting - 4
town_record_013 11 May 8, 1826 18260508 Minutes of May Town Meeting - 1
town_record_014 12 May 8, 1826 18260508 Minutes of May Town Meeting - 2
town_record_015 13 October 27, 1826 18261027 Warrant for November Town Meeting
town_record_016 14 nd, 1826 1826ndnd Officers chosen for 1826
town_record_017 15 February 19, 1827 18270219 Warrant for March 1827 Town Meeting - 1
town_record_018 16 February 19, 1827 18270219 Warrant for March 1827 Town Meeting - 2
town_record_019 17 February 19, 1827 18270219 Warrant for March 1827 Town Meeting - 3
town_record_020 18 February 19, 1827 18270219 Report of the School Committee - 1
town_record_021 19 February 19, 1827 18270219 Report of the School Committee - 2, Warrant for April Town Meeting
town_record_022 20 April 2, 1827 18270402 Minutes for April Town Meeting - 1
town_record_023 21 April 2, 1827 18270402 Minutes for April Town Meeting - 2
town_record_024 22 April 2, 1827 18270402 Warrant for April Town Meeting - 3
town_record_025 23 April 26, 1827 18270426 Warrant for May Town Meeting
town_record_026 24 April 26, 1827 18270426 Officers for 1827
town_record_027 25 February 3, 1828 18280203 Warrant for March Town Meeting
town_record_028 26 March 3,1828 18280303 Minutes for March Town Meeting - 1
town_record_029 27 March 3,1828 18280303 Minutes for March Town Meeting - 2, Warrant for April Town Meeeting - 1
town_record_030 28 March 27, 1828 18280327 Warrant for April Town Meeting - 2
town_record_031 29 March 7, 1828 18280307 Votes for Governor &c.
town_record_032 30 March 7, 1828 18280307 Town Officers
town_record_033 31 March 7, 1828 18280307 Warrant for May Town Meeting
town_record_034 32 May 5, 1828 18280507 Meeting to choose Representatives to the General Court
town_record_035 33 April nd, 1828 182804nd Report of the Committee to settle with Treasurer - 1
town_record_036 34 April nd, 1828 182804nd Report of the Committee to settle with Treasurer - 2
town_record_037 35 April nd, 1828 182804nd Report of the Committee to settle with Treasurer - 3
town_record_038 36 April nd, 1828 182804nd Report of the Committee to settle with Treasurer - 4
town_record_039 37 October 2, 1828 18281002 Warrant for choice of Reps to Congress and Election of President
town_record_040 38 October 2, 1828 18281002 Warrant for choice of Reps to Congress and Election of President
town_record_041 39 October 2, 1828 18281002 Warrant for choice of Reps to Congress and Election of President
town_record_042 40 October 2, 1828 18281002 Town Officers for 1828
town_record_043 41 February 16, 1829 18290216 Warrant for March Meeting 1829 - 1
town_record_044 42 February 16, 1829 18290216 Warrant for March Meeting 1829 - 2
town_record_045 43 February 16, 1829 18290216 Warrant for March Meeting 1829 - 3, Report of the General School Committee - 1
town_record_046 44 February 16, 1829 18290216  Report of the General School Committee - 1
town_record_047 45 February 16, 1829 18290216  Report of the General School Committee - 2
town_record_048 46 February 16, 1829 18290216  Report of the General School Committee - 3
town_record_049 47 March 2, 1829 18290302 Report of the Com to settle with Treasurer - 1
town_record_050 48 March 2, 1829 18290302 Report of the Com to settle with Treasurer - 2, Warrant for April Meeting - 1

Index Town Record Lowell - 050 to 100

town_record_051 49 March 2, 1829 18290302 Warrant for April Meeting - 2, Votes for Governor, &c.
town_record_052 49 repeat of 051 repeat of 051 repeat of 051
town_record_053 50 April 1 , 1829 18290401 April Town Meeting
town_record_054 51 April 6 , 1829 18290406 Business of the adjourned March meeting - 1
town_record_055 52 April 6 , 1829 18290406 Business of the adjourned March meeting - 2
town_record_056 53 April 23, 1829 18290423 Warrant for May Meeting
town_record_057 54 April 23, 1829 18290423 Minutes of May meeting - 1
town_record_058 55 April 23, 1829 18290423 Minutes of May meeting - 2, Report of Com to build Town House
town_record_059 56 April 23, 1829 18290423 Minutes of May meeting - 3
town_record_060 57 May 11, 1829 18290411 Warrant for May meeting - Fire dept & Town House
town_record_061 58 May 21, 1829 18280521 May meeting 
town_record_062 59 December 26, 1829 18291226 December meeting - 1
town_record_063 60 December 26, 1829 18291226 December meeting - 2
town_record_064 61 1829 1829ndnd Officers chosen
town_record_065 62 February 15, 1830 18300215 Warrant for March Town Meeting
town_record_066 63 March 1, 1830 18300301 Minutes of March meeting - 1
town_record_067 64 March 1, 1830 18300301 Minutes of March meeting - 2
town_record_068 65 1830 1830ndnd Statement of the Treeasurer's accounts - 1
town_record_069 66 February 28, 1830 18300228 Statement of the Treeasurer's accounts - 2, Report of School Committee
town_record_070 67 April nd, 1830 183004nd Warrant for April meeting
town_record_071 68 April 1, 1830 18300401 Warrant for April meeting, return of warrant
town_record_072 69 April 5, 1830 18300405 Minutes of April meeting & votes
town_record_073 70 April 5, 1830 18300405 Minutes of April meeting & town officers
town_record_074 71 April 5, 1830 18300405 Minutes of April meeting & commttees & officers
town_record_075 72 1830 1830ndnd Warrant for May meeting
town_record_076 73 May 3, 1830 18300503 Minutes of May meeting & votes - 1
town_record_077 74 May 3, 1830 18300503 Minutes of May meeting & votes - 2, Town House Com Report
town_record_078 75 May 3, 1830 18300503 Town House rents, Report of Com to buy Poor Farm
town_record_079 76 May 3, 1830 18300503 Reports - Poor Farm, Road, School Money
town_record_080 77 May 3, 1830 18300503 Irish schools, survey, petition
town_record_081 78 May 15, 1830 18300515 Warrant for May 24 meeting, return of warrant
town_record_082 79 May 24, 1830 18300524 Minutes of May 24 meeting
town_record_083 80 October 19, 1830 18301019 Warrant for November meeting
town_record_084 81 November 1, 1830 18301101 Minutes of November meeting and votes for Congress
town_record_085 82 November 1, 1830 18301101 Minutes & Town Officers
town_record_086 83 February 21, 1831 18310221 Warrant for March 1831 meeting, Return
town_record_087 84 March 7,1831 18310307 Minutes of March 1831 meeting & Town Officers
town_record_088 85 March 7,1831 18310307 Officers, Committees, Reports
town_record_089 86 March 7,1831 18310307 Minutes March 1831 
town_record_090 87 March 7,1831 18310307 Minutes March 1831 - high school, Irish children, rent Town Hall, Infant school
town_record_091 88 March 21, 1831 18310321 Warrant for April 1831 meeting
town_record_092 89 April 4, 1831 18310404 Minutes of April meeting & votes
town_record_093 90 April 4, 1831 18310404 Minutes of April meeting & officers
town_record_094 91 April 4, 1831 18310404 Minutes of April meeting continued
town_record_095 92 April 4, 1831 18310404 Minutes of April meeting continued - high school, Irish school, infant school
town_record_096 93 April 4, 1831 18310404 Minutes of April meeting continued - bridges, jurors
town_record_097 94 April 4, 1831 18310404 Minutes of April meeting continued - list of jurors, Article - cattle & horses shut up
town_record_098 95 May 2, 1831 18310502 Warrant for May 1831 meeting
town_record_099 96 May 2, 1831 18310502 Warrant for May 1831 meeting
town_record_100 97 May 2, 1831 18310502 Warrant for May 1831 meeting, return on warrant

Index Town Record Lowell 101 to 150

town_record_101 98 May 4, 1831 18310504 Six Representatives to the General Court
town_record_102 99 May 11, 1831 18310511 Town business and high school report
town_record_103 100 May 11, 1831 18310511 Town meeting minutes
town_record_104 101 August 17, 1831 18310817 Warrant for August Dog Town Meeting
town_record_105 102 August 17, 1831 18310817 Dog articles, Bounds between Lowell & Chelmsford
town_record_106 103 August 17, 1831 18310817 Lowell & Chelmsford Selectmen
town_record_107 104 November 4, 1831 18311104 Warrant for November meeting and Goverrnor meeting
town_record_108 105 November 4, 1831 18311104 Votes for Governor & other offices
town_record_109 106 November 4, 1831 18311104 Votes for Representatives & meeting adjourned
town_record_110 107 February 24, 1832 18320224 Warrant for March 1832 Town Meeting - 1
town_record_111 108 February 24, 1832 18320224 Warrant for March 1832 Town Meeting - 2
town_record_112 109 March 15, 1832 18320315 Return of Warrant, Report of Auditing Committee - 1
town_record_113 110 March 15, 1832 18320315 Return of Warrant, Report of Auditing Committee - 2
town_record_114 111 March 15, 1832 18320315 Minutes of the March meeting & Town Officers - 1
town_record_115 112 March 15, 1832 18320315 Minutes of the March meeting & Town Officers - 2
town_record_116 113 March 15, 1832 18320315 Minutes of the March meeting - 3
town_record_117 114 March 15, 1832 18320315 Minutes of the March meeting - 4
town_record_118 115 March 26, 1832 18320326 Warrant for April 1832 Town Meeting
town_record_119 116 March 26, 1832 18320326 Warrant continued
town_record_120 117 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 1
town_record_121 118 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 2
town_record_122 119 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 3, Report of Com enlarging Burying Ground
town_record_123 120 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 4, Report of Com on Schools
town_record_124 121 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 5, Report of Com on Schools cont.
town_record_125 122 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 6, Report of Com on Schools cont.
town_record_126 123 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 6, Report of Com on Purchasing a farm for poor
town_record_127 124 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 7, Report of various Coms including Hospital
town_record_128 125 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 8
town_record_129 126 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 9, including Town Officers
town_record_130 127 April 2, 1832 18320402 Minutes of April 1832 meeting - 10
town_record_131 128 August 25, 1832 18320825 Warrant for September 1832 meeting
town_record_132 129 September 3, 1832 18320903 Minutes for September 1832 meeting - 1
town_record_133 130 September 3, 1832 18320903 Minutes for September 1832 meeting - 2
town_record_134 131 September 3, 1832 18320903 Minutes for September 1832 meeting - 3, Report of Com on School Houses
town_record_135 132 September 3, 1832 18320903 Report of Com on School Houses cont.
town_record_136 133 September 3, 1832 18320903 Report of Com on School Houses cont. & other business
town_record_137 134 September 3, 1832 18320903 September minutes cont. & adjourned
town_record_138 135 September 10, 1832 18320910 Warrant for September 17, 1832 meeting
town_record_139 136 September 17, 1832 18320917 Proceedings of the Sept. 17, 1832 meeting
town_record_140 137 November 5,1832 18321105 Warrant for meeting, Election of President, Vice President, Governor
town_record_141 138 November 12, 1832 18321112 Votes for Governor & others
town_record_142 139 November 12, 1832 18321112 Votes for Electors of President - 1
town_record_143 140 November 12, 1832 18321112 Votes for Electors of President - 2
town_record_144 141 November 12, 1832 18321112 Votes for Representatives
town_record_145 142 November 12, 1832 18321112 Minutes of Town Meeting
town_record_146 143 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_147 144 January 7, 1833 18330107 Warrant for January Town Meeting & Return & Meeting minutes
town_record_148 145 January 21, 1833 18330121 Minutes of January Meeting, Warrant for March Meeting
town_record_149 146 January 21, 1833 18330121 Warrant for March Meeting cont. & Return & Minutes
town_record_150 147 March 4, 1833 18330304 Report of Auditing Committee

Index Town Record Lowell 151 to 200

town_record_151 148 March 4, 1833 18330304 Report of Auditing Committee (cont') & Town Offices & Officers - 1
town_record_152 149 March 4, 1833 18330304 Town Offices & Officers - 2
town_record_153 150 March 4, 1833 18330304 Town Offices & Officers - 3
town_record_154 151 March 4, 1833 18330304 Town Offices & Officers - 4 & Articles
town_record_155 152 March 4, 1833 18330304 Report of School Committee - 1
town_record_156 153 March 4, 1833 18330304 Report of School Committee - 2
town_record_157 154 March 4, 1833 18330304 Report of Committee on Market House
town_record_158 155 March 5, 1833 18330305 Warrant for Meeting
town_record_159 156 March 25, 1833 18330325 Constables Return
town_record_160 157 April 1, 1833 18330401 Town Offices & Officers 
town_record_161 158 April 1, 1833 18330401 Portrait of Washington
town_record_162 159 April 1, 1833 18330401 Committee on Common Sewers & Money Grant
town_record_163 160 April 1, 1833 18330401 Warrant for Meeting on 6th May
town_record_164 161 April 27, 1833 18330427 Constables Return - 1
town_record_165 161 repeat April 27, 1833 18330427 [repeat of page 161]
town_record_166 162 April 27, 1833 18330427 Report of Committee to Purchase Poor Farm
town_record_167 163 April 27, 1833 18330427 Town Meeting Articles - 1
town_record_168 164 April 27, 1833 18330427 Town Meeting Articles - 2
town_record_169 165 June 3, 1833 18330603 Town Meeting Atricles
town_record_170 166 June 3, 1833 18330603 Constables Return
town_record_171 167 June 3, 1833 18330603 Representative to Congress
town_record_172 168 June 3, 1833 18330603 Alteration of Road near Burying Ground (with plan/drawing)
town_record_173 169 July 15, 1833 18330715 Warrant for Meeting
town_record_174 170 July 22, 1833 18330722 Town Meeting Minutes - 1
town_record_175 171 July 22, 1833 18330722 Town Meeting Minutes - 2
town_record_176 172 June 15, 1833 18330615 Town Meeting Minutes - 3
town_record_177 173 November 4, 1833 18331104 Warrant for Meeting
town_record_178 174 November 11, 1833 18331111 For Governor
town_record_179 175 November 11, 1833 18331111 For Lieutenant Governor
town_record_180 176 November 11, 1833 18331111 For Senators & Counsellors
town_record_181 177 November 11, 1833 18331111 Vote on Amendment (State Constitution)
town_record_182 178 November 11, 1833 18331111 Representative
town_record_183 179 November 11, 1833 18331111 For Representatives
town_record_184 180 November 11, 1833 18331111 Samuel Howard elected
town_record_185 181 October 12, 1833 18331012 Bond Davis & Billings to Town
town_record_186 182 October 12, 1833 18331012 Articles
town_record_187 183 October 12, 1833 18331012 For Representatives - No Election
town_record_188 184 November 25, 1833 18331125 Warrant Representatives
town_record_189 185 November 18, 1833 18331118 Constables Return
town_record_190 186 November 25, 1833 18331125 Representatives elected
town_record_191 187 November 25, 1833 18331125 Persons voted for
town_record_192 188 November 25, 1833 18331125 Persons voted for (cont')
town_record_193 189 November 25, 1833 18331125 Annexation of Belvidere
town_record_194 190 January 18, 1834 18340118 Warrant & Articles
town_record_195 191 January 18, 1834 18340118 Representatives to oppose the annexation of Belvidere
town_record_196 192 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_197 193 March 3, 1834 18340303 Warrant for March Meeting
town_record_198 194 February 25, 1834 18340225 Constables Return
town_record_199 195 March 3, 1834 18340303 Report of Committee to audit [school building] account
town_record_200 196 February 18, 1834 18340218 Report auditing committee

Pages 201 to 250

Item # Page # Month Year yyyymm Title (selected from Margin notes)
town_record_201 197 March 1834 183403 Town Offices
town_record_202 198 March 1834 183403 Town Offices
town_record_203 199 March 1834 183403 Town Offices
town_record_204 200 March 1834 183403 Town Offices
town_record_205 201 March 1834 183403 Com. Reports
town_record_206 202 March 1834 183403 Articles, Reports
town_record_207 203 March 1834 183403 Report of the Gen'l School Committee
town_record_208 204 March 1834 183403 Reports
town_record_209 205 March 1834 183403 Report & Article
town_record_210 206 March 1834 183403 March & April Meeting articles
town_record_211 207 March 1834 183403 Town Offices & Officers
town_record_212 208 March 1834 183403 Articles including taxes
town_record_213 209 March 1834 183403 Engineers, Lamps
town_record_214 210 March 1834 183403 Report - collectors have failed to collect
town_record_215 211 March 1834 183403 Report - recommend what sums of money
town_record_216 212 March 1834 183403 Report of Com.
town_record_217 213 April 1834 183404 Warrant & Constables Return
town_record_218 214 April 1834 183404 List of Jurors
town_record_219 215 April 1834 183404 Jurors
town_record_220 216 April 1834 183404 Jurors 
town_record_221 217 July 1834 183407 Warrant
town_record_222 218 July 1834 183407 Town Offices & Officers
town_record_223 219 July 1834 183407 Oaths of Town Officers
town_record_224 220 July 1834 183407 Oaths of Town Officers inc. Constables
town_record_225 221 July 1834 183407 Oaths of Town Officers
town_record_226 222 July 1834 183407 Oaths of Town Officers
town_record_227 223 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_228 224 November 1834 183411 Warrant & Constables Return
town_record_229 225 November 1834 183411 Governor
town_record_230 226 November 1834 183411 Lt. Governor
town_record_231 227 November 1834 183411 Representatives in Congress
town_record_232 228 November 1834 183411 Senators & Counsellors
town_record_233 229 November 1834 183411 Representatives
town_record_234 230 November 1834 183411 Representatives
town_record_235 231 November 1834 183411 Representatives & Com. Reports inc. Poor Farm
town_record_236 232 November 1834 183411 Report of Com. To erect a Poor house
town_record_237 233 January 1835 183501 Warrant & Constables Return
town_record_238 234 January 1835 183501 Report of Com, - Court of Common Pleas in Lowell
town_record_239 235 January 1835 183501 Court & Work House (House of Correction)
town_record_240 236 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_241 237 March 1835 183503 Warrant
town_record_242 238 March 1835 183503 Warrant
town_record_243 239 March 1835 183503 Constables Return & Report
town_record_244 240 March 1835 183503 Auditor's Report & Town Officers
town_record_245 241 March 1835 183503 Assessors, Constables, & Board of Health
town_record_246 242 March 1835 183503 School Committee, $6000 for Poor House
town_record_247 243 March 1835 183503 Roads & Bridges, cattle shut up
town_record_248 244 March 1835 183503 Market House, Belvidere Engine, poll tax
town_record_249 245 March 1835 183503 Selectmen, Assessors
town_record_250 246 March 1835 183503 Town Officers qualified

Pages 251 to 300

town_record_251 247 April 1835 183504 Oaths for Town Officers
town_record_252 248 April 1835 183504 Oaths for Town Officers
town_record_253 249 April 1835 183504 Constables, Board of Health, School Com.
town_record_254 250 April 1835 183504 Town Offices & Officers
town_record_255 251 April 1835 183504 Report of Com. concerning money loans &c
town_record_256 252 April 1835 183504 Report of Com. concerning money loans &c
town_record_257 253 April 1835 183504 Money granted for schools, roads, paupers, &c
town_record_258 254 April 1835 183504 Meeting adjourned
town_record_259 255 April 1835 183504 Articles
town_record_260 256 April 1835 183504 Articles
town_record_261 257 April 1835 183504 Report of the Market House Com.
town_record_262 257 repeat repeat repeat of town_record_261 (pg.257)
town_record_263 258 April 1835 183504 Reports - Market House, School Districts
town_record_264 259 April 1835 183504 Report on School Districts
town_record_265 260 April 1835 183504 School Reports
town_record_266 261 April 1835 183504 School Report
town_record_267 262 April 1835 183504 Report of Engine Com.
town_record_268 263 April 1835 183504 Fence to Burying Ground, Bridges
town_record_269 264 April 1835 183504 Watchmen, Streets, Sewers
town_record_270 265 April 1835 183504 No Choice of Town Clerk
town_record_271 266 April 1835 183504 Com. of five for code of Bylaws
town_record_272 267 April 1835 183504 Clocks for Grammar Schools
town_record_273 268 April 1835 183504 Market House, Jackson St., Poor House & Farm
town_record_274 269 April 1835 183504 Reports
town_record_275 270 April 1835 183504 Report, Land for Market, Drains
town_record_276 271 April 1835 183504 Report on Sewers & Drains
town_record_277 272 April 1835 183504 Rail Road, Hamilton & Jackson streets
town_record_278 273 April 1835 183504 Warrant, Census
town_record_279 274 April 1835 183504 Return of Warrant
town_record_280 275 April 1835 183504 Articles
town_record_281 276 April 1835 183504 Oaths for Town Officers
town_record_282 277 June 1835 183506 Warrant for Meeting
town_record_283 278 June 1835 183506 Return of Warrant
town_record_284 279 June 1835 183506 Articles, Purchase Land for Market House
page_280 280 June 1835 183506 Purchase Land for Market House
page_281 281 July 1835 183507 Warrant
town_record_285 282 July 1835 183507 Com. to rebuild lower bridge over Concord River
town_record_286 283 July 1835 183507 Report of Com. to bring suit against Boston & Lowell Rail Road
town_record_287 284 October 1835 183510 Warrant
town_record_288 285 October 1835 183510 Return of Warrant
town_record_289 286 October 1835 183510 wash rooms & (cells?) for Poor House
town_record_290 287 October 1835 183510 Term of Courts
town_record_291 288 October 1835 183510 Warrant
town_record_292 289 October 1835 183510 Report of Com. On Market House
town_record_293 290 October 1835 183510 Report of Com. On Market House
town_record_294 291 October 1835 183510 Report of Com. On Market House
town_record_295 292 October 1835 183510 Report of Com. On Market House
town_record_296 293 October 1835 183510 Report of Com. On Market House
town_record_297 294 October 1835 183510 Report of Com. On Market House
town_record_298 295 November 1835 183511 Warrant choice state officers
town_record_299 296 November 1835 183511 Votes for Governor
town_record_300 297 November 1835 183511 Votes for Lt. Governor

Pages 301 to 350

town_record_301 298 November 1835 183511 Senators & Counsellors
town_record_302 299 November 1835 183511 17 Representatives
town_record_303 300 November 1835 183511 more votes
town_record_304 301 February 1836 183602 Warrant
town_record_305 302 February 1836 183602 Com. To consider expediency of petitiononing for City Charter
town_record_306 303 February 1836 183602 Report of Com. on establishing City Government
town_record_307 304 February 1836 183602 Report of Com. on establishing City Government
town_record_308 305 February 1836 183602 Com. to draft a Charter
town_record_309 306 February 1836 183602 Com. to draft a Charter
town_record_310 307 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_311 308 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_312 309 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_313 310 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_314 311 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_315 312 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_316 313 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_317 314 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_318 315 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_319 316 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_320 317 February 1836 183602 Schedule of taxes abated and allowed
town_record_321 318 February 1836 183602 Warrant
town_record_322 319 February 1836 183602 Constables Return
town_record_323 320 February 1836 183602 Articles
town_record_324 321 February 1836 183602 Reports
town_record_325 322 February 1836 183602 Motions, Meeting dissolved
town_record_326 323 nd nd City Clerk, 1832, 1833 Article 6
town_record_327 324 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_328 325 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_329 326 February 1836 183602 Warrant
town_record_330 327 February 1836 183602 Constables Return
town_record_331 328 March 1836 183603 Reports
town_record_332 329 March 1836 183603 Articles
town_record_333 330 March 1836 183603 Articles
town_record_334 331 March 1836 183603 Articles
town_record_335 332 April 1836 183604 Report
town_record_336 333 April 1836 183604 Appropriations & Report
town_record_337 334 April 1836 183604 Reports
town_record_338 335 April 1836 183604 Warrant & Officers Return
town_record_339 336 April 1836 183604 Acceptance of City Charter
town_record_340 337 April 1836 183604 Warrant for Choice City Officers
town_record_341 338 April 1836 183604 Meeting Choice City Officers, Mayor, Aldermen
town_record_342 339 April 1836 183604 For Common Councilmen
town_record_343 340 April 1836 183604 For Common Councilmen
town_record_344 341 April 1836 183604 School Committee elected, Mayor, Aldermen, Common Councilmen
town_record_345 342 April 1836 183604 School Committee members, meeting dissolved
town_record_346 343 May 1836 183605 Warrant for Town Meeting & Return
town_record_347 344 May 1836 183605 Articles & Motions
town_record_348 345 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_349 346 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_350 347 November 1836 183611 Governing Document

Pages 351 to end including Indexes

town_record_351 348 November 1836 183611 Governing Document
town_record_352 349 November 1836 183611 a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the City of Lowell
town_record_353 350 November 1836 183611 a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the City of Lowell
town_record_354 351 November 1836 183611 Vote for Governor
town_record_355 352 November 1836 183611 Vote for Lt. Governor
town_record_356 353 November 1836 183611 Representatives to Congress
town_record_357 354 November 1836 183611 Senators & Counsellors
town_record_358 355 November 1836 183611 Electors
town_record_359 356 November 1836 183611 Electors
town_record_360 357 November 1836 183611 Representatives
town_record_361 358 November 1836 183611 Representatives
town_record_362 359 November 1836 183611 Blank 
town_record_363 360 nd nd Blank except for page number
town_record_364 361 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_365 362 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_366 363 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_367 364 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_368 365 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_369 366 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_370 367 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_371 368 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_372 369 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_373 370 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_374 371 nd nd Warrants for Town Meetings (List of meetings with articles) summary/index
town_record_375 372 nd nd Votes in elections by year
town_record_376 373 nd nd Appropriations, Taxes, Annual Census by age
town_record_377 374 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_378 375 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_379 376 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_380 377 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_381 378 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_382 379 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_383 380 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_384 381 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_385 382 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_386 383 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_387 384 nd nd Index of entire Volume. Alphabetically by Subject with page numbers
town_record_388 385 nd nd Index of Reports with page numbers
town_record_389 Back Cover