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This particular farm, and indeed the entire Homer plain, is under the highest improvement and would readily command almost double the amount named to me by Mr. Cook. Elegant residences, churches and school-houses are proofs of the refinement and intelligence of the people.
Homer held its first township meeting at the house of Milton Barney, first Monday of April, 1834; Henry Cook, moderator, Oshea Wilder, clerk. Elected Stephen S. Powers, supervisor; Chauncy C. Lewis, town
At the second township meeting elected Oshea Wilder, supervisor,
James M. Parsons, town clerk.
At an election for delegates to state convention, held in this town, April 4th, 1836, the following persons were voted for: Oshea Wilder received 66 votes; James P. Greeves received 61 votes; Isaac E. Crary ceived 58 votes; Ezra Conviss received 56 votes. At the general election in October, 1836, Stevens T. Mason
received for governor
Edward Mundy for lieutenant governor received Isaac E. Crary for congress received
John S. Barry for senator received
Calvin Britton for senator received
Horace H. Comstock for senator
received -Ezra Conviss for assembly received -
For the adoption of the constitution, 56 yeas, 1 nay.
Augustus Canfield made the first entry of land in town, viz: August 1st, 1831, 80 acres; 880.41 acres were entered in 1832 by Milton Barney, Henry McMurtin, Wm. Winterstan, John Burt, Arba Lambson, H. Lake and Barlow Lewis; 1833 Abram Letts purchased 360 acres, and John Burt bought 320 acres.
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