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This 10th of 2d mo., 1645.

At a genex'all Tovvnesmeeting upon warning from howse to howse.

It's agreed that the Towne's part of the Garrison at the
Castle is to be niainte3'ned by Rate for this present yeare, which
is to be assessed by the Select men chosen this day ; and the pres-
ent Constables, Thomas Marshall and William Frankling, together
with Sergeant Davis and Edward Bendall, are appointed to hire
eight fitt men for the said Garrison.

John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Governor, Wm, Hibbeus, Gent.,
Sergeant Major Gibons. Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine
Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver, are
chosen to order the Towne's affaires as formerly for these six
months next ensuing, and Till new be chosen.

This 28th of 2d mo., 1645.

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Governor, Wm.
Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colborn, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward
Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver.

It's ordered that for the Repaire of Rocksbury Gate, 2d. shall be
lev3'ed upon every head of great Cattell allowed to goe upon the
Commons in this necke, to be payd by the owners of them, and to
be gathered by the present heardsman, John Ruggles.

The Constables are appointed to require and receive of Thomas
Joy, or to levy by distresse upon his goods, 20s. for the Townes
Use, due upon his neglect of the Townes order concerning making
a safe passage over his Sellar in the highway, by the water-side, in
the mill-feild ; and he is hereby required to mend it within two dayes
after the notice given him by one of the Constables, under the
pcEualt}' of 20s. more.

There is granted unto David Phippen hberty of wharfing before
his propriety, neere the milne Creeke.

There is liberty graunted unto AViddow Howin to cut hay this
next summer, for the wintering of one Cowe, in [77.] some part
of the marish neere Rocksbury gate, where cattell cannot Come to
feed.

This 26th of 3d mo., 1645.

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov-
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge,
James Penn, John Oliver.

It's Agreed with Martin Sanders and George Ruggle of Braintry,
that whereas the}' purchased 22 acres of Land at Braintry for 12s.
per acre, allthough the Payment have bene now long deferred, yet,
in Consideration of the Rockynesse of some part of it, there are
foure acres allowed to make good the rest upon condition that they
make payment of ten pounds, sixteene shilUngs, one third in
wheat, one thu-d in pease, one third in Rye, into one of the Con-
stables hands of Boston, at the price currant when it is due, being
at or before the last of the eighth month next ensuing, which they
have accordingly promised to doe, otherwise the said abatement is
voyd, and the former Bargaine to stand good.

It's Ordered, that speedy notice shall be given by the Constables



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to John Milam to repaire and make safe the passage over the
bridge neere Leonard Buttles howse, within three dayes after
notice given, under the poiualty of 20s. to be distrayned by the
Constables.

In Consideration of the great annoyance complayned of to be
done b}' Swine at Pulling Point, specially by some that keepe
excessive numbers there, It's ordered that none shall suffer above
three swine to goe abroad for twenty acres of Land lying unfenced in
Coinon with other Lands there (unlesse the}' shall jointly agree
otherwise among themselves), and those to be sufficiently ringed,
under the poenalty of two shillings for every swine found abroad
above the saj'd number prescribed, or not ringed, to be payd unto
the Townes use, beside the damage done by them, for which satis-
faction is to made unto such persons to whom the damage is done.
For the Levying whereof the owner of the Land against whom the
Trespasse is Committed shall have power to take up and keepe
the sayd Trespassing swine, one or more, in his yard, for the space
of 24: houres, in which time if, upon notice given to the owner of
the sayd swine, satisfaction be not made, the sayd swine shall be
sold, and the saj'd pQ?nalty and damages being discharged, the
rest is to be returned unto the owner of the sa3'd swine.

This 15th of 7th mo., 1645.

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov-
ernor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons,
James Penn, Edward Tynge, John Oliver.

Wm. Colbron and James Penn are appointed to lay out, before
our next meeting, the way through the gardens towaixls the South
Wind-mill, to begin betweene Nicolas [78.] Parker's house and
Robt. Eenolds Garden, and to goe forth betweene Amos Richard-
son's and John Palmer's house, and to give notice hereof to the
owners of the Lands through which it is to be layd.

This 29th of 7th mo., 1G45.

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov-
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, James Penn, John
Oliver.

Received of Alexander Becke foure pounds seven shillings in
full satisfaction for the marish grauhted him one 31st of 1st month,
45, being about an acre and quarter.

There is graunted unto Arthur Clarke an howselot next unto the
howse-lot of John Search, to be laj'd out by Wm. Colbron and
Jacob Eliot.

Whereas, the severall graunts of hows lots, and other lands
recorded in this Towne booke, are entered onely as graunted to the
partyes themselves without mention of their heyres, it hath beene
thought fitt to be hereby declared and Ordered that all such graunts
were, and shall be Intended to be estates in Fee simple, with all
due and usuall privile



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