Heath — Civil Government
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
By virtue of the authority reposed in Samuel Taylor, justice of the peace of Buckland, he directed Asahel Thayer to warn the citizens of the new town of Heath to assemble at the school-house, near Solomon Hayward's, on Monday, March 21, 1785, to hold their first annual meeting.
At the appointed time Hugh Maxwell was chosen moderator, and the following officers were elected:
James White, Town Clerk; Hugh Maxwell, Asaph White, John Brown, Selectmen and Assessors; James White, Treasurer; William Buck, Warden; Joseph Butler, Constable; Benjamin White, Tithingman; Jonathan Thayer, William Buck, Jr., and Joseph Butler, Surveyors of Highways; and Parley Hunt and Luke White, Hog-Reeves.