Washington, and to the efficient board of trustees, which has included such men as Robert C. Ogden and Seth Low.
Their officials are a clerk, five trustees, a collector of taxes and a treasurer.
The charitable institutions of the state are supervised by separate boards of trustees appointed by the governor.
In the parts of the state settled by people from New England township meetings were held in the early days, but their functions were gradually transferred, , to the trustees, and by 1820 the meetings had been given up almost entirely.
In 1800, when a frost-bitten thumb gave him great pain and much fear for his life, his friend, Rev. Philip Oliver of Chester, died, leaving him director and one of three trustees over his chapel at Boughton; and this added much to his anxiety.