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Cumberland Town Meeting Records, Volume 1: 1821–1851, contains transcribed copies of the official records of town meetings conducted in the Town of Cumberland, Maine, for the period April 2, 1821, through March 31, 1851, as well as oaths of office taken through April 11, 1851. It opens with the text of “An Act to divide the Town of North Yarmouth and incorporate the Westerly part thereof into a town by the name of Cumberland,” the Maine law allowing the secession of Cumberland from North Yarmouth.

The Town of Cumberland was incorporated on March 19, 1821, after a successful secession effort by the residents of the northwestern section of the town of North Yarmouth. Cumberland Town Meeting Records Volumes 1–7 contain copies of the warrants and outcomes of the official meetings held in the town; appointments to local committees and positions; the results of all voting for local and statewide ballots; details on the perambulation of town boundaries; and other official matters undertaken by the Town.

In 1965, residents at town meeting voted to raise and appropriate $200 for the purpose of preserving the early records of the town meetings of the Town of Cumberland. No funds were expended for that purpose in 1957, and an additional $200 was appropriated. Hazel W. McGoff was paid $170 for typing during 1958, and a further $125 for that purpose in 1959, and Lena G. Foster was paid during 1959 for binding the old record books. Another $200 was appropriated in 1960, but none of the funds were expended and the balance was put back in the general fund. Cumberland Town Meeting Records Volumes 1–7 are the results of those preservation efforts.

Cumberland Town Meeting Records include the following volumes: Vol. 1: 1821–1851 -- Vol. 2: 1851–1898 -- Vol. 3: 1898–1927 -- Vol. 6: 1926–1936 -- Vol. 7: 1937–1952.

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8-12-2016

Publisher

Prince Memorial Library

City

Cumberland, Maine

Language

English

Cumberland Town Meeting Records, Volume 1: 1821–1851


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