Today In History is on of the most interesting ibrattleboro feature, even though it is almost never mentioned in stories or comments.
The April 3, 1775 news report fascinates me, even though I only have a hazy notion of its meaning. I wonder if anyone can translate the 1775 language to make it more understandable in 2021:
Events for Apr 3, 1775
Town votes for compensation for a minister, Mr. Abner Reeve. “Voted to get Mr. Reeve’s fire wood by rate. Also voted not to have persons’ names put into the minister’s rate who have not signed the Covenant. Also, That the treasurer shall sue the collectors for the minister’s rate, if they neglect collecting the rates. Voted, further, to allow Mr. Reeve’s interest for his money if not punctually paid.”