Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: THE RIGHT TO VOTE DEFINED -- THE FALLS BURYING-GROUND
THE RIGHT TO VOTE DEFINED
At the election of town officers, in November, of the following year, it was voted, to choose the selectmen by proxy; and this was accordingly done, though a considerable number of persons objected, on the ground that some votes were case by persons who were not freeholders.
Two years later, the town voted to change the time of the annual election, and that the selectmen, constable and surveyors chosen at this meeting should hold their respective offices, until the last week in December 1704, and that then and from year to year afterwards, others should be chosen in the last week in December.
THE FALLS BURYING-GROUND