Hope 1 Rep. Cont. El. 71

1 Rep. Cont. El. 71

HOPE.

It is no objection to the validity of an election, that a moderator was chosen and presided therein, instead of the selectmen.

The election of Firgus M‘Lain, returned a member from the town of Hope, was controverted by Cheever Kendall and others, on the following ground, stated in their memorial, and proved by depositions accompanying it :3 — -

That the first article, in the warrant for the meeting of said town to elect a representative, was to choose a moderator; that one was chosen accordingly, who presided in the meeting instead of the selectmen; called for, received, and counted the votes; and publicly declared in the meeting, that they had chosen Firgus M'Lain their representative.

The committee on elections made a report in favor of the election, which was agreed to,4

Hope
1 Rep. Cont. El. 71

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Name
Hope
Decision Date
Jan 1, 1970
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1 Rep. Cont. El. 71

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Massachusetts

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