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Anthony Stoddard.

Daniell Lovett had lett unto him 60 Akers of Land at Brantree
Lying at the end of M'. Hough Frame and one the side of Capt.
Keynes, Junior, for 10s. a yeare, the which Land he or his assignes
shall inioy for ever, paying the aforesaid Rent to the Tresurcr of
Boston in Marchantable Corne. The first payment to be made the
first of the 2d mo., 1651.

M^ Glover and Brother Burden hath let unto them the ground
before there proprietyes, soe Fare as from the Corner of M^ Webs



102 City Document No. 46.

house to the Corner of Goodman Hiu'ds Shop upon a streight Line,
for which they are to pay 30s. a yeare for ever, M'. Glover 10s.
Brother Burden 20s.

The 9th mo., 1G50.

At a Generall towne meting upon warning, it was agreed that
the Bells Capt. Crumwell gave the Towne should be by the Select
men disposed of to the Best Advantage, and the produce Laid out
for one Bell for a Clocke.

The 30th of 10th mo., 1650.

At a meting of M'. William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, Mr. Tho.
Clarke, James Penn, Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and An-
tnouy Stoddard.

M^ Moses Payne of Brantree hath let to him 500 Akers of
Land at Brantree and is to ioyne this 500 Akers with the former
500 Akers let to him, Taking in all the Land betwixt the two greatt
blew Hills and the next Hill to them, and what there is of it
above 1000 Akers, he is to pa}" proportionably after the Raite of
40s. a yeare for 500 Akers, for ever, and to make payment as for
the first 500 Akers, beginning his Rent for this the first of
the first mo,, next; and this Land to be Bound for the Rent for
ever.

Brother Fletcher hath libertie to make a s.eller doore two Foott
and a halfe Rysiug from his house.

[90.*] 24th 12th mo., 1650.

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M'. Tho. Clarke, Tho.
Marshall, Jerimy Houehin, and Anthony Stoddard.

Brother Salter had Libertie gri),nted to sett up a Fish house upon
a peece of Sunken March b3''the Crike side before Elder Colborue's
Feild gate, to be set out by Elder Colborne and Elder Eliatt.

The first of first mo., 1651 or 1650.

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M^ Tho. Clarke,
Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and Anthony Stoddard.

Mr. John Maverick hath Libertie to Wharfe befoi'e his pro-
prietie, provided he doe it in Convenient Tyme.

The like Libertie is Granted to Henry Dug las.

The like Libertie is granted to Alexander Adams.

The like Libertie is granted to Richard Thurstone.

The like Libertie is granted to John Clarke.

Mr. Astwood hath Libertie granted to wharffe before his prop-
rietye to Low Water Marke. Wm. Beamsle}' hath Libertie
granted to wharfe or peare before his proprietie to low water
marke, provided he goe no Broader there then his ground is at hie
water Marke ; M^ Richard Leader hath libertie granted to wharfe
or peare before his proprietie to low water Marke, provided he
goe no Broader there then his ground is at hie Water Marke.

* The clerk adds, " the foi-egoeing pag: also is 90."



Boston Town Records, 1651. 103

The lOtb of first mo., 1651.

At a Geneiall towne meeting upon publike notice were Chosen
for Deputyes for the Geuerall Coiut, Capt. John Leveritt and M^
Thomas Clarke.

For Select men, M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^

Thomas Clarke, M"". Edward Ting, jNT. Houchin, Deacon

Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard.

For Counstables, M^ Hezekia Usher, Edward Fletcher, Georg
Davis, John Sinderland, and Henry Eavons for Rumley March.

For Clarks of the IMarket, M^ Davis and Peter Oliver.

For Surva3'ors of the Hye wayes, Wm. Cotten and George
Hailshall.

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read.

For a Committe to Draw up the power to be given to the Select
men, which is first to be presented to the Towne and Consented
too if they se Cause, M''. Ilibbins, Capt. Kayne, M"". Duncan,
Leif. Savage, and M"". Adam Winthrop.

Also it was Declared by the inhabitans that the spare High
wayes at the ends of both the Bridges over the Mill Streame is the
Towne's proprietie, and Libertie was granited to the NeighborJiod
to Wharfe the same for Publike Landing of Goods.

The 11th of first mo: 1651.

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt Leveritt, Mr. Tho.
Clarke, Mr. Edward Ting, Mr. Houchin, Deacon Marshall, An-
thony Stoddard, with the Counstables.

M^ Jerimy Houchin was Chosen Sealer of Weights and Meas-
m-es. M"". Edward Tinge was Chosen the Towne Tresurer.

Anthony Stoddard was Chosen the Towne Recorder.

The 241h of first mo., 1651.

At a Geuerall towne meting it was agreed upon that noe inhabi-
tant shall Lett any house, Housing or Laud within the Neck of
Boston to any Forrincr without the Consent of the Select men. or
the Maior part of them ; and all Orders formerly maid for not selling
proprietyes without the Select men's Consent is hereby repealed.

The last of first mo., 1651.

At a meting of M"". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho.
Clarke, M''. Edward Ting, M"'. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall,
and Anthony Stoddard.

It was ordered that Goodman Leader, senior, shall sufficiently
Yoake and Ring all the Swine of this Towne, and the owners
thereof to pay him for it ; and in Case any shall refuse soe to doe.
There Swinne being sene abroad not suffitiently Yoaked and
Ringed, the owners thereof shall pay to the Tresurer of the Towne
for the Towne use, 10s. for ever}' default ; and this order to begin
to be in force the 10th day of the 2th mo., 1651, and Continue all
the 3-eare after.

It was ordered that whereas there hath bin for divers Yoares a
High way by the ground that is now Richard Fairebanks, and soe
along the feild to Bro. Deming's house ; And neyther the AY ay nor



104 City Document No. 46.

the Breath of the Way Recorded in the Towne Booke, it now
apeariug by severall Testimonies upon Oath, that the wa^' was
Graunted by former Selectmen of the towne to be 12 Foott hi
Breath, it is Ordered for the Tyme to come it shall be soe Ac-
ounted ; and where it is Stratened by the fense of Richard Fare-
bainks, the said fense shall be removed Fourthwith.
Henry Rust is Admitted an Inhabitant.

The 28th of 2th mo., 1651.

At a meting of M''. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho.
Clarke, M^ Jerimj' Houchiu, ]\P. Edward Tmge, Deacon Marshall,
and Anthony vStoddard.

Thomas Alcoke is apointed to be Cow keper this yeare ; and he
is to have two shillings a head from the owners thereof. The Tyme
of his keping is to begin The first of the 3th mo., and to Continue
till the 10th of 8th mounth.

[92.] The 26th of 3th mo., 1651.

At a meting of Mr. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M''. Tho.
Clarke, Mr. Jerimy Houchin, M''. Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall,
and Anthony Stoddard.

John Button is Fined twent3-e shillings for Letting a Forriner
have a shop and entertainment in his house without the Consent of
the Selectmen, and to have notice to discharge him fourth with out
of his house, upon the same penalty e.

The 20th of 4th mo., 1651.

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Jerimy
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, and Deacon Marshall.

It was agreed that if Francis Smith doe not remove his house
out of the high way by the 23th of this instant, then he is fyned
twentie shillings, for the Towne's use, and tenn shillings a day for
every da}^ it stands in the high way after the 23th of this instant.

Whereas Wilham Frainklin hath diged in the Towne's highway
at the north end of the Bridg, nere to the house of Humphery
Milam, It is ordered that if the said William Frainklin doe not fill
up the ground againe which he hath diged, and make good the said
high way within tenn da3'es next ensuing that then he is to pay
twentie shiUings.

The 30th of 4th mo., 1651.

At a meting of M"'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, Mr. Jerimy
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony
Stoddard.

It is ordered (To prevent Damage of Boats and other vessells)
That noe stones nor Tymber shall Lye upon the Flats above fortye
eight houres, upon penaltie of the forfeture thereof. And James
Jimson is Chosen to sec to the execution of this order, and to
have the one haulfe for his paynes, and to be for the other account-
able to the Towne Tresurer.

Wilham Pollard and Richard Bennett are Chosen to see that noe
stones, Tymber, nor any other Thing Lye in the Streets, acording To
an order made the 31st of 9 mo., 1649, and to have the one haulfe



Boston Town Records, 1651. 105

of the F3-nes for themscles, and the other haulfe to pay to the
Towne Tresurer ; Richard Bennett to Looke to the North end of
the Towne, and WilUam Pollard the South end ; The Mill Crecke
to be the Devision.

The Bridge, by John Bateman,* his house, is accepted as suffi-
cient for a Cart Bridge.

The Pale before Capt. Harding's house is to be set in 1 G inches
next William Davis, and 10 inches next M"". Brenton's, as thej^
both are Notch, and this to be done within a mounth, upon penalltye
of twentie shillings.

[93.] VViUiam Blancher is to secure his seller From Damag by
the first day of the next mo., upon penalltie of 20s.

Deacon Marshall hath Granitcd inito him that peece of ground,
as now fenced in, adio^'ning to Bro. Mils to the .Southwest, and
Bro. Hull and bro. Matson to the Southeast, to the highway to the
Northeast, and the March by the Mill pound to the North and
North west, granited formerly to Edward Dennis, in Lew of a
garden Plott formerly granted the said Edward Dennis towards
the new Winde Mill.

The 5th of 5th mo., 1G51.

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Edward
Ting, M^ Jerim}^ Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stod-
dard.

William Frainklin was ordered to fill up the place he had diged
on the Towne's highway at the North end of the Bridge, nere
Humphery Milam's by the 11th day of this instant mounth, upon
penaltie of twentie shiUings if he doe it not by that t3'me.

The 8th of 5th mo., 1G51.

At a meting of M"". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Edward
Tinge and Anthony Stoddard.

James Everell was ordered to secure the seller he hath diged
where the ould Meeting house was, and to clere the highwa}' about
it by the 11th day of this instant mo., upon penaltie of twentie
shillings if he doe it not.

The 28th of 5th mo., 1651.

At a meting of M". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Tho.
Clarke, Je. Houchin, M^ Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, and
Anthony Stoddard.

WilUam Baker, Carpenter, is admitted an Inhabitant.

John Chamberlain, Currior, is admitted an Inhabitant.

William Talbott, Sailmaker, is admitted an Inhabitant.

The three hundred Akers of Land at Brantree, formerlye
granited to the owners of the Water Mill at Boston. There is
libertie granited to them to Lay it out at Brantree, next adioyn-
ing to the outward bounds of Land already Laid out. Laying it
out together.



*This name is elsewhere quite plainly Butman.



106 City Document No. 46.

The 11th of the 6th mo., 1651.

At a Generall towne meting upon particular notice, Capt. "Wil-
liam Tinge, was Chosen Commissioner to ioyne with the Selectmen
to make the Countr}- Rate.

Also it was Ordered that the Selectmen shall take Care from
t3'me to t^-me for the prevention of Danger of fyer by defective
Chimneys, and upon Complaints to veiw them, and to order there
repayre upon penalltye if not repared.

The 4th of 7th mo., 1651.

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho.
Clarke, M"". Jerim}' Houchiu, Decon Marshall, and Anthony
Stoddard.

[94.] Edward Bendall and James Everell was ordered to re-
move the posts and Railes from the side of the Creeke nere Brother
Burden's before to Morrow night upon penalltie of twentie shillings.

6th of 9th mo., 1651.

At a meting of M"". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M"". Edward
Tinge, and Anthony Stoddard.

Martin Stebins was fined twentie shillings if his Chimneys be
not secured from Danger of fyer within tenn Da^^es.

The 29th 7th mo., 1651.

At a meting this Day of the Select men.

Hope Allen, a Currier, is admitted an inhabitant.

The 27th 8th mo., 1651.
At a meting this Day of the Select men.

M"'. Nicholas Parker hath Libertie to Wharfe before his Proprie-
tie by Charles Towne Ferry.

The 24th, 9th mo., 1651.

At a meting this Day of Capt. Leveritt, M'. Edward Ting, M^
Thomas Clarke, M^ Jerim}^ Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony
Stoddard.

John Web, Brasier, was Admitted to Inhabitt in the Towne six
Months, and if he behave himselfe well, for Lounger Tyme.

Samnell Norden is Fined six shillings, eight pence, for enter-
taining a Forriner ignorantly, and to disharge them of his house.

William Pearce is Fyned six shillings, eight pence, for enter-
taineing M''. Joyslin, Contrarj- to order, and to discharge him of
his house.

M^ Davis, Peter Oliver, and Edward Devotian, and Heni-y Stevens
are Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Cambridge,
Brantree, Dedham, and that Way.

Capt. Ka3-ne, M"". Cogin, Leiftennant Walker, and John Tuthill
are Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Line, Charles
Towne, and that Way.

It i? Ordered that if any Chimne}' be on fyer soe as to flame
out of the Top thereof, the Partie in whose possession the Chim-
ney is shall pay to the Tresurer of the Towne for the Towne use,
tenn shillings.



Boston Toavts^ Records, 1651-2. 107

At a generall towne meting this Day, M'. James Oliver, John
Web, and AV" alter ]Merry were Chosen to Execute the Order about
the Clering the Flats.

The 5th of 11th mo., 1G51. At a meting this Day of M^ Rich-
ard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Edward Ting, M\ Thomas Clarke,
M"". Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddaid.

[95.] There being Complaint made by William Deming and
Mauditt English that they were hindreed of there passage to there
Gardens, Liing against the ground the Winde Mill stands upon as
it is now Fenced in, uppon hearing of Wittncsses and Considera-
tion that for many Yeares Past the Owners of the IMill have inioyed
the Land Fenced in b}^ the Mill, and the said William and Maudit
have peaceablely inioyed there passage, it is Determined they shall
have the same Continued ; The Owners of the Mill, the propriet3'e
of the Land and the other, there Libertie of Passage with horse or
Cart.

The Tresurer was ordered to pay to M^ Houchin twentie five
shillings backe of the fiftie M^ Usher receaved of Mrs. Sands for
her Rayte.

At a meting of M''. Richard Parker, M"". Edward Tinge, M''.
Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard.

Thomas Noble was Admitted an Inhabitant.

26, llmo., 1G51. At a meting this Day of M'. Richard Parker,
Capt. Leveritt, M''. Edw^ard Tinge, M"". Thomas Clarke, M"". Jerimy
Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard.

Wm. Whitwell upon his Petition had Libertie to Continue his
keping of an Ordinary till the seaventh mounth next if the Court
please. Martin Stebins hath Like Libertye.

Richard Wooddy is Admitted an Inhabitant upon his promise not
to be offensive by his Trayd to the Towne and therein to be regu-
lated by the Select men if Complaint be made thereof.

Christopher Perkus is to pay Brother Ludkin from this Day for
his Child keping, and promised to bind his house to the Towne
for securitie that it shall be noe farther Chargable to the Towne.

23th, 12th mo., 1651.

At a meting this Day of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt,
M". Edward Tinge, M"^. Thomas Clarke, M^ Jerimy Houchin,
Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard.

Jarratt Borne Complaining that Raphe Roott makes use of his
Marsh at Muddy R^'ver which was formerly Granted to Jacob
Eliatt as apeares by the Record the 1st of 5th mo., 1637, for the
desiding the Bounds thererof Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Oliver,
and Peter Oliver, are Chosen to Veiw the Ground and to make
returne of theire Issue.

[96.] 23d, 12th mo., 1651. Josua Scotto hath Libertie
to wharffe before his proprietie by the North east end of the MUl
Bridge.



108 City Document No. 46.

William Beamsley and Jarratt Borne are Chosen to see the Gen-
erall Fence at Muddy Ryver to be put into repaji-e acording to
order.

Goodwife Howen hath Chosen Elder Coleborne to price and
accept of a Cow from the Towne.

John Vj-all hath Libertie to keep a house of Comon entertaine-
ment if the Countie Court Consent, provided he keepe it nere the
New Meting house or Northward of it.

James Davis hath Libertie to keepe a house of Cofnon enter-
tainement, if the Countie Court consent.

John Audlin brought a Certificate of the Bounds of nine Akers
of Marsh he bought of the Towne the 27th of 2th mo, 1640.,
as follows : one parsell one Aker, more or lesse, Bounding on the
East on Muddy R3'ver ; on the South upon the ould Landing place ;
on the West on the Alottment of Beniamen Ward, John Craine,
and Robt. Houltou ; on the North the Marsh of Elder Oliver. The
other parsell being eight Akers, more or less, in the greatt Marsh,
on the East the alotmeut of M^ Hibbins ; on the south on Muddy
Ryver ; on the West on the Marsh Lot of Elder Ohver ; on the
North upon the Marsh of M^ Cotteu.

8th of the 1st moneth, 1651.

At a Generall towne meting upon publike notice were Chosen
for Deputyes for the Generall Court Capt. Leveritt and M'^.
Thomas Clarke.

For Selectmen, M^ Adam Winthrop, Capt. Savage, M^ Thos.
Clarke, M''. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Hutchin-
son, and Mr. William Brenton.

For Counstables, for the towne, M^ Jacob Sheaffe, M"". James
Astwood, Samuell Bitfeid, and Wm. Ludkin ; for Rumley Marsh,
John Tuthill ; for Mudd}- Ryver, John Kenerick.

For Clarks of the Market, Thomas Clarke and Nathaniel
Williams.

For Surveyors of Highway es in the Towne, John Loe, Robt.
Nash, and Bartlemy Barnard. Thomas Stocker for Rumley Marsh,
and Peter Aspinall for Muddy Ryver.

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read.

It is Ordered that James Everell and the Neighbours which set up
the Cunditt by the Dock shall have on of the Bells (which were
given by Capt. Crutrell) for a Clocke and to enioy it whiles they
make that use of it There.

It was Ordered that the Select men shall Graunt such Liberties
to M^ Samuell Ohver and his partners for the Setting up a
Winde Mill as they shall in their wisedome think meett.

[97.] 16th of the 1st moneth, 51-52.

Att a meetting of M^ Addam Winthrop, Ensigne Edward
Hutchinson, Lift. Thomas Clarke, M^ Jerymy Howchin, Deakon
Marshall, M^ Willm. Brenton, and Thomas Savage.

Ensigne Hutchinson was Chosen Tresurer and Thomas Savage
Recordar for the Towne of Boston, and Deakon Marshall was
chosen sealer of waites and measures.



Boston Town Records, 1652. 109

29th, 1st mo., 1652. At a metting of M^ Addara Winthrope,
M''. Edward Hutchinsone, M^ Jei^my Howehin, M'. William lireu-
ton, M'. Thomas Marshall, and Thomas Savage.

It is Ordered that all Swiiie whatsoever which shall be fomid out
of the ground of theyr Owners within the bounds of the towne of
Boston without being sufitiently j^oaked and Ringed, after the sixt
day of the 2d mo. next, the Owners of such Swine shall forfit
for every such Swine ever}- time soe found, the sum of two shil-
lings and six penc.

It is Ordered that the formar Order made about None for to re-
ceive any into theyr house as inmaates or to let any house or any
parte of any house or ground Unto au}' forreuer without the apro-
bation of the Select men shall stand in force.

It is Ordered that noe house of Ofice, ether already set up, or to
be set up within this Towne, shall stand within twentie foot of any
hie way, or the house of any Neighbour, unless it be vaetecl G foot
deep, and mad up Close from the hie way and anoyance of to
any neighbour, one the penaltie of 20s. for every such defect ; this
Order to be of force the forteenth day of the next mo.

It is Ordered that Thomas Alkok shall keep the Cowes which goe
one the Common one this neck of land, and to have two shillings
and six penc the head for every Cow that goes theare, and he to
pay for the wintering of the Town Bull.

Sarjt. Richard Cooke is granted Libertie for to set a house one
the Towne's ground, which is betwixt the towne's house in which
M"". Woodmans}' now liveth, and the town skoole house ; and thear
is lett unto him, the said Richard Cooke, the said ground, which
he shall use for to set the aforesaid house one, and all bakward
from the street unto the grownd of Henry Mesenger, runing behind
the skoole house downe along by the burying place, being sixtie
and seaven foot broad at the Uper end behind the skole house, and
sixtie foot Broad at the lower end next the grownd of Henry
Mesenger, the said Richard Cooke paying quarterly into the
tresurer for the towne the sum of seaven shillings and six penc,
iu merchtU good pay which sum maketh the sum of thirtie shillings
per annum to be paid for ever ; and the house or houses whatsoever
is ereckted, or trees aired}' planted, or to be planted, one the said
grownd, is to be securytie unto the. towne for the payment of the
said quarterly rent, and in defect the sellect men to have power to
enter one the said houses and grownd for the towne's use ; alsoe if
the towne shall see cause to inlarg the skoolehouse at any time
hearafter, the town hath reserved libertie soe to doe.

[98.] 1652. 3d of 2 moneth. At a metting of M^ Addara
Winthrop M^ Tho. Clarke M^ Edward Hutchinson M^ Will"'.
Brenton M'. Jer3'my Howehin, Thomas Marshall and Thomas
Savage.

Ensign James Oliver and Sarjt Fetter Oliver are gTanted libertie
for to set up a wind mile one the tope of the hile between the
towne and the hile Called Fox hile, which said mile they ar to
fence in from harme and damag unto any Cattell, and to pay unto
the tresurer of the towne the Sum of twelve penc per 3'ear, to be



110 City Document No. 46.

payd 3'early one the forfit of five shillings foi' every quarter of a
year, which it shall not l)e paid into the Tresurer of the Town,
it being demanded in due season, the time to begin the first day
that the said mile shall grind, and to Continue to be paid unto the
Towne soe longe as the mile shall thc-ar stand ; alsoe the Cheef
Military Commander of this towne, and alsoe the Cheef Com-
mander of this regiment hath power at any time of theyr Military
Exersise, whether of the Towne or Regiment, for to cause the mile
to stand stile : within the grant of this libertie to set up this mile,
is reserved as a Condition, to be performed by the owners of or
imployers of the said mile.

7th of 2d mo.

Goodman Griges, Senr., hath hyred twentie and fowr foot broad
to the streat ajo^'ueinge to his garden one the east, and to be twelve
foot at the lower end, to goe one a strait Lyne from the streat
unto the lane which runes behind the orchard or garden of the
said Grigs, and he to pa}- two shillings and six penc every half
year, the pa^'ment to begin the twentie and first ([ay of June next,
and soe to Continue to Pa}' the sum of two shillings and six penc
every half yeare, to be paid unto the tresurer for this towne for the
towne's use for ever, and the grownd and whatsoever he shall bnld
or plant on the said grownd to be securytie for the payment thearof
from tim to tim. [In margin] "The town at a genr". meeting
abated one halfe soe he is to paye 2^ 6*^ p ann

26th of 2d mo., [1652.]

Att a meeting of M"". Addam Winthrop, M"'. Willm. Brenton,
Lieu'tt Tho. Clarke, M^ Edward Hutchinson, Mr. Jerymy
Howchin, and Thomas Marshall, it is Ordered that William
Beamesley and Jarret Bowrn shall see the genirall fence at Muddy
River shall be put into rcpayr according to order of Corte. in the
absenc of ether of the two above mentioned, Allexander Beck is
apointed to supply the place.

Thear is granted to John Anderson libertie to wharf befor the
hie way which ajonneth to his land one the one syd and the land
of Jolin Crabtre on the other syd, and hath libertie granted unto
him for to take wharfidg of strangers for goods or wood shall be
landed by them one the said wharf. He hath no libertie to take
wliarfidg of any inhabitants of the town for either goods or wood
landed one that part of the wharf befor the hie way, provided it
lie not thear above twentie fowr howers if it be seasonable wether
for to gett it [99.] 1652 away or be not the lord's day.

It is orderetl that Willm. Franklin shall make good the Bridg
by Jno. Batman's howse which is over the mill Creeke, together with
the foot of the Bridg at both ends of the said bridg, and to make it
sufitiently passabell for both Carte and horse as it was mad up when
it was accepted by the Townsmen, or to the satisfaktion of the
Townsmen, within tenn dayes, on the penaltie of twentie shillings.

31 : 3 mo.

Att a meeting of all the Seleckt men, it is ordered that noe person



Boston Town Records, 1652. Ill

inhabiting within this Town shall throw forth or lay any intralls of



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