The Celebration.—The citizens of Norwood, on Wednesday evening, had a jollification over the formation of their new town. A large number of Invited guests were present, among them being Governor Washburn, Senator Wakefield, and Dr. J. T. Talbot, of Boston. They were received at the residence of Lewis Day, Esq., where a collation was served, and afterward went to the village hall, where the citizens were assembled. The hall was handsomely decorated. At the head, the word “Norwood”, was inscribed and on the front of the balcony opposite was the motto, “Peace and Prosperity,” and on either side, “Liberty Unrestrained by law,” and “Economy, Responsibility.” The exercises were conducted by the Hon. John C. Park. Music was furnished by the Norwood Brass Band and the Norwood Choral Union. A speech was made by Gov. Washburn, in which he called the attention of the citizens to the wisdom of economy, public education and good personal character. Mr. Addison Boynton then made a speech and presented the town with a set of ballot boxes. Remarks were also made by Hussey Chase, Esq., of Lynn and Senator Wakefield, and the meeting dissolved with the best of wishes on every side for the prosperity of the new town.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
To J. WAKREN TALHOT, an Inhabitant of the Town of Norwood.
“WHEREAS, by an Act of the Legislature passed on the twenty-third day of February, a.d. eighteen hundred and seventy-two, certain territory hitherto constituting portions of towns of Dedham and Walpole are incorporated as the town of Norwood; and a petition has been filed with me as a Justice of the Peace, in the County of Norfolk, praying that I would, in pursuance of the provisions of said Act, issue my Warrant directing an inhabitant of said town of Norwood to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet at such time and place as I may direct, to organize and choose such town officers as towns are by law authorized and required to choose at their annual meeting.
Now, therefore, I, Willard Gay, a Justice as aforesaid, do issue this my
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authorizing and directing you to notify and warn, in the manner set forth in said Act, all the inhabitants of said Norwood, who may be duly qualified to vote in town matters, to meet at the Village Hall in said Norwood, on Monday, March 11, 1872, at two o’clock in the afternoon, then and there to organize and choose authorizing- and directing you to notify and warn, in the manner set forth in said Act, all the inhabitants of said Norwood, who may be duly qualified to vote in town matters, to meet at the Village Hall in said Norwood, on Monday, March 11, 1872, at two o’clock in the afternoon, then and there to organize and choose such officers as towns are by law authorized and required to choose at their annual meetings; and particularly to act on the choice of a Moderator, a Town Clerk, Three or more Selectmen, Three Assessors, Three or more Overseers of the Poor, a Town Treasurer, Three or more School Committee-men, one or more Surveyors of Highways, Constables, Field-drivers, two or more Fence-viewers, one or more Surveyors of Lumber, and one or more Measurers of Wood.
Hereof fail not, and make return to me, under oath, that you have made such service.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this twenty-fourth day of February, a.d. eighteen hundred and seventy-two.
WILLARD GAY, Justice of the Peace.
A true copy. Attest:
J. Warren Talbot.