Hawley — Civil Government
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
The warrant to call the first meeting of the town was addressed to Edmund Longley, and directed that the voters should assemble at Longley's house, April 2, 1792, to transact business and elect officers for the year ensuing. This warrant was signed by David Sexton, a justice of the peace of Deerfield, who also served as moderator at the meeting.
The election resulted as follows: Edmund Longley, Town Clerk; Thomas King, Joseph Longley, Zebedee Wood, Amos Crittenden, and Ebenezer Hall, Selectmen; Joseph Longley, Treasurer; James Parker, Constable; Zenas Bangs, Samuel Hitchcock, Zepheniah Lathrop, Assessors; David Parker, Whalen Hawks, John Burroughs, Joseph Bangs, Thomas King, Tithingmen; Zenas Bangs, Sealer of Leather; Nathan West, Elisha Wells, Lumber Inspectors.