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as it is now staked and marked.

Richartl Norton is fined for receiving George Palmer into the
towne, contrary to order in that case, the which fine the said
Palmer engages to pay.

31th: 5: 54.

At a meting this daye of M'. Wm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole,
M"". Jeremy Houchin, M^ James Oliver, M"". Wm. Davis, M''.
Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall.

Tho. Smith is received as an Inhabitant.

Mrs. Bridgett Sandford is admitted an Inhabitant.

Mr. Hezekyah Usher aad Tho. Clarke, shop keeper, was Chosen
for to Collect the severall summs subscribed for the Use of the
Colledge by the select men.

Thomas Hawkins is to paye two shillings, sixe, for the use of the
Lane that leads to the mill Cove (b}' the yeare) and hath hereb}'
liberty to fence it in soe long as the towne sees good to lett him
make use of it.

This Lane is recorded, folio 10, to be A rod and half broad.

[113.] 28th: 6th mo., 1654.

Att a meeting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole,
M^ Wm. Davis, J\P. Jeremy Houchin, M'. Peeter Oliver, M^
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall.

Itt is ordered that upon the seenryty of Hugh Willms, Mary
Hayle is admitted to reside with us, the said Willms ingaging
that she shall not be Chargeable to the towne.

Itt is ordered that Mathew Barnes shall remove the pales at the
Corner of the mill, and remove his wood that lyes upon the high
waye before the first of the seaventh mo. in penalty of twentye
shillings.

At a meeting the 25th : 7th mo., 54, of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^
Samuell Cole, M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, M^ Peeter
Oliver, M^ James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall.

M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, and M^ Peeter Oliver are
Chosen to veiw the land at the end of the house that was George
Bennitts, and determine whether it be the towns land or belonging
to the sayd house.

Simon Rogers is Chosen for bellman, to begin the first of Oct.
and soe to Contynue till the first of the third mo. next.

Edward Grcneclif is admitted as an Inhabitant.

INIr. John Floyd is hereby fined five shillings for Receveing Mrs.
Pacey into his house as inmate.



Boston Town Records, 1654. 121

Farnham is fined five shillings for Eeeeveing goodman

Wales into his house as inmate.

Joseph JSwett is admitted an inhabitant.

It is ordered that anye that shall take anye earth out of the Lane
that leads from Theoder Atkinsons house to Rich Gridleys shall
bring two load of Gravell for ever}' load of earth soe Carr3'ed
avvaye ; upon penalty of every load of earth soe taken, and nott
two load of Gravell returned, topaye five shilhngs.

[113.] At 31st: 8 mo., 54.

At a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M'. Jeremy
Houchin, ]\F. James OUver, M^ Wm. Davis, M'". Peeter Oliver,
and Tho. Marshall.

Richard Green is admitted as an Inhabitant, Jasper Rawlins hav-
ing Ingaged that he shall nott be anye Charge to the town, and doth
hereby secure the towne thereof.

28 : 9th : 54.

At a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, INP. Wllm. Brenton,
M"". Jerem}' Houchin, M''. James Oliver, M"". Peeter OUver, Mr.
Wm. Davis, and Tho. Marshall.

Edward Devotyon is Chosen Constable for Muddy River in the
roome of Jaratt Bourne.

Robtt Brooks is admitted an inhabitant of this town.

25th: 10:54.

Att a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole. M'". Wm. Brenton,
M'. Wm. Davis, M'. Jeremy Houchin, M"". Peeter Oliver, M"".
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall.

Itt is ordered that itf anye Chimney shall be fired soe as to
Flame out att the topp the owner thereof shall paye unto the towns
treasurer, for the use of the towne, the sum of five shillings, and
the order made about Chimneys the 24th: 9th: 51, is hereb}^
repealed.

Itt is ordered that the bridge that leades over the mill stream
neare to John Batemans house shall be mended up soe as people
may passe safehe over without danger, by the owners thereof
within a weeke, in penalty of twenty shillings, the 25th: 10th
mo., 54.

Itt is ordered that the Souliers that was pressed for the expedityou
agaynst Ninicraft to be in a Readynesse att two hours warninge,
and soe taken of from their owne occasyons, being billited in
severall houses by the Counsell, the Charges shall be allowed to
as many as require it, what is necessary'.

29th: 11: 54.

Att a meeting this daye of M^ AVm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole,
M^ Jereni}' Houchin, and, M"". Wm. Davis, M"". Peeter Oliver and
M''. James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall.

[114.] The Treasurer is to paye to severall persons (vid :
unto Wm. Hudson, Evan Thomas, Wm. Blanton, and Nicolas
Upshall) the sum of seaventene pound, fiftene shill : for the



122 City Document No. 46.

billiting of 32 souliers, being impressed for the expedityon agaynst
!Ninicraft.

Mathew lans is approved of to keep a house of publique enter-
tayument for the j^eare ensuinge.

Itt is ordered that noe man shall take and Carrye awaye anie of
the towns ladders from eather of the meeting howses, except in
Case of fire ; in penaltye of five shillings for ever}' ladder Carryed
away Contrary to this order.
^ Itt is ordered that M^ Samuel Cole, M'. Jeremyah Houehin, and
Tho. Marshall shall vewe the land that was granted unto Tho.
Munt, whether it be a mete Competency for the land that the
towne makes use of his for a hie waye neare unto M^ Farnesids
house.

The like order and penalty as for the ladders, soe for the buc-
cetts.

John Sumner is admitted as an inhabitant.

The 26 : 12 : 54.

Att a meting this Daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M^ Willm. Brenton,
M'. Jeremyah Houehin, M'. Wm. Davis, J\r. Peeter Oliver, M".
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall.

Upon the desire of our sister Baxter (that her husband being
Taken at sea and lost what he had in the j'eare 1653, his rate being
fifteene shillings) was Remitted.

Tho. Hill is Admitted to be an inhabittant.

John Mosse, Taylor, is Admitted to be an inhabitant.

Itt is this daye ordered that there shall be a distresse leveyed
upon the land the which was John Shawes, bucher, for the Rent
which is behind due to the Towne upon the Dock Caled Bendalls
Dock.

Whereas upon occasyon of fire the buccettswere taken and made
use of, and severall of them nott yett returned, it is hereby ordered
that whoever hath anie of the saydbuccetts shall forth with returne
them in penalty of tenn shillings for every buccett nott, returned
with tenn dayes.

[115.] The 12th: 1 mo.: 54-55.

Att a meeting this Day upon publique notis from house to house,
was Chosen for select men, M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Samtiell Cole,
M"". Wm. Davis, M^ Peeter Oliver, M^ James Oliver, M'. Wm.
Paddey, and Tho. Marshall.

For Constables, Bro. Shrimptou, Joseph Rock, John Webb,
Heugh Drurye. Bro. Shrimptou refusing. Rich. HoUidge was
Chosen for Constable.

For Muddy River, John White ; For Rumney Marsh, Simon
Bird, as Constables.

Bro. M'. Henr}- Shrimpton was fined five pound for refusing the
Constables oflSce, being leagally chosen thereto.'

For Surveyers, Nathaniel Adams, Richard Crichle^', Goose the
Carter, and Sam. Sendall ; and Edward Weeden for Rumney
Marsh.

For Clarks of the Markett, Wm. Cotten, Heugh Williams,
Theodar Atkinson.



Boston Town Records, 1G55. 123

For Searchers and Sealers of Leather, WiUm. Courser and
Eobt. Reed.

For Searchers and packers of flesh and fish, James Mattoik,
senior, and Wm. Dinsdayle.

For Corders of Wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Tayler, Anthony
Harker, Rich. Greeme,

30 : 1 : 1655.

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, M'. Wm. Paddy,
Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M"". Sam. Cole,
and Wm. Davis.

Wm. Davis was chosen Treasurer and recorder.

M'. Peter Olliver was chosen sealer of weights and measures.

Capt. James Oliver, L. Robt. Turner, John Hull, Jacob EHott,
Peter Olliver, and John White are chosen to run the line betweene
Cambridge and Boston, and Roxbury and Boston att Muddy river.

Capt. Robt. Keayne, M"". Ed. Hutchinson, John Tuttill, Juo.
Dolitle and Tho. Stocker are chosen to run the line betweene Lyn
and Boston, and Charlestowne and Boston.

[116.] Itt is ordered that 20s. shall bee allowed M". Rich-
ards for her rate in the year 54.

Tho. Alcock* chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and shall have
2s. 6rf. a head for ever}- Cow ; as also to be pounder.

Itt is ordered that the order aboutt swine, in p. 97, shall stand in
force for this yeare ensuing ; goodman Leader, senior, to j'oke and
ring.

Itt is ordered that the sheepe kept on the neck shall nott goe
abroad withoutt a keeper after the first of the 2d moneth next,
upon the penalty mentioned in p. 110.

Thomas Jones is admitted an inhabitant, and Robert Sanderson
bound to secure the towne from charges that may arise by him.

Alexander Beck and Ralph Roote are authorized to oversee the
ordering of the fence in the comon feild att Muddy river, and
have power to choose outt of the proprietors meete men to attend
that worke from time to time.

Itt is ordered that no ram shall goe upon the neck after the 10th
of June next, nor bee putt upon the neck till the first of Novem-
ber, upon the penalty of 20.s. for everj' ram so continued or putt
on, either by butchers or others.

And itt is further ordered that no butcher shall putt any sheepe
upon the Comon upon the penalty of five shillings for every sheepe,
the one halfe to the pounder the other halfe to the towne.

Itt is ordered that M"". Shrimptons fine of five pounds, for not
serving in the place of a Constable this 3'care, shall be leavied.

The debt demanded by the administrators of Major Edward
Gibbonnes, deceased, was referred (by the towne att the last pub-
lick townes meeting) to the present select men, together with the
help of the ancient townes men to be issued with the said Admin-
istrators.

Itt is ordered that Wm. Blantan shall pay sixe shillings per
annum for ever every first dsLy of the seaventh moneth from this

* The name of Wm. Wiseman was fii-st written here, and then stricken out.



124 City Docuiment No. 46.

time forward, in consideration of a parcell of land sould him for
the scbooles use.

Itt is ordered that whosoever shall cut, hack or hew any of the
trees planted in the neck shall pay for ever}^ tree so spoyled twenty
shillings, the one halfe to the informer, the other to the towne.

Itt is ordered that the draw-bridg over the mill streame shall bee
repayred and made secure for the safet}' of passengers by the 14th
of the 2d mo. next, upon penalty of 20s., and upon further neglect
206-. for ever}' weeke.

[117 . ] For as much as many complaints of greatt danger by
a well of Robt. Nannyes, itt is therefore ordered that the said well
shall bee made up secure by the Gth of the next mo. , upon penalty of
twenty shillings, and for every weeke afterwards 20s., and hee is to
secure his sellar in the streete upon the said penalt}'.

Itt is ordered that the ten pounds left by legacy to the use of
the schoole of Boston by mis. Hudson, deceased, shall bee lett
to Capt. James OUiver for sixteen shillings per annum, so long as
hee pleases to improve itt, the which he is to pay in wheate, pease
and Indian to the Townes Treasurer every first of the 1 mo.,
beginning in March 54-55, and upon his delivery of the principall
to the townes Treasurer, itt shall bee paid in corne as aforemen-
tioned.

16: 2: 55.

Att a meeting upon publick notice, Itt is ordered that the right
of comonage shall bee forthwith laid outt to the Comoners accoid-
ing to their several proportions by the select men acording to the
order in (46), and to take the names of such as shall be reputed
comoners.

27: 2: 55.

Att a meeting this day of W. Wm. Brenton, M''. "Wm. Paddy,
M"". James Olliver, M^ Sam. Cole, Peter Ollivcr, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that the guns in the markett place shall be
trimmed upp against the court of election annually, att the townes
charge.

Itt is ordered that Tho. Leader, senior, shall be impowred to
seize all forfeitures that shall arise by swine nott being j'oaked
and ringed according to the order in that case ; the one halfe to the
townes use, the other halfe to the said Leader.

John Birchall is admitted an inhabitant.

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall distrayne upon the land
in the possession of M^ Symon Lynde, or any goods now upon
itt, to the value of fourty shilhngs due to the towne for foure years
rent.

Mis. Pacy is admitted an inhabitant, provided M"". Bradstreet or
John Johnson and Wm. Parkes of Roxbury give security to save
the towne from all charges that may arise by her.

Itt is ordered that the wife of Xofer* Piggott shall bee forth
with sent to Muddy river to her husband by the constable.

*The usual abbreviation of Christopher.



Boston Town Records, 1655. 125

Itt is ordered that the Constable, shall distra3'ne upon Deare
Hand for the rent that is due to the towne to the first of March
last past.

[118.] Itt is ordered that no dry Cattell or calves shall goe
upon the neck, upon the penalt}^ of sixe pence a day for every beast
so putt on, as also that no horses or mares shall bee putt on the
neck on the penalty of twelve pence a day or night for ever}' horse
or mare, and itt shall bee lawful for the cowkeeper to impound
the said Cattell and leavy the said fines, the one halfe to him-
selfe, the other to the towne ; this order to take place the 16th of
the fourth month.

28: 3: 1655.

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, W. Sam. Cole,
M'. Wm. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, M^ Peter Olliver, and Wm.
Davis.

Whereas, the last running of the head line att mudd}- river be-
tweene Boston and Cambridg was nott determined to mutuall sat-
isfaction, itt is now agreed that the line shall bee run againe
betweene us, and the issue of the case to bee in the determination
of Leiut. Fisher and those sent by the towne, with M"'. Jackson
for Cambridge, which shall bee done with convenient speed.

It is ordered that James Bill shall be prohibited selling any more
wood att Deare Hand, itt being conceived that whatt wood is left
is butt convenient for a farme, which is to bee left according to
lease.

Richard Otis, Smith, is admitted an inhabitant, provided bee give
securit}^ to free the towne from charge.

The account of M"". Glover and the other Constables for the last
3'eare was received ia, vizt. for a Country' rate and a towne rate to
the sum of three hundred eightj^-seven pounds, nine shillings, five
pence, of which sums they are dischai-ged as per their account.

25: 4: 55.

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, M'. Sam. Cole,
M"". Wm. Padd}', Capt. James Olliver, M"". Peter Olliver, and Wm.
Davis.

Whereas a considerable part of the rent due to the use of the
schoole for Long Hand and Spectacle Hand is nott brought in by
the renters of the land according to the contract with the towne,
Itt is therefoi-e ordered that the present renters shall within ten
dayes after the date hereof come in and cleare their severall pa} -
ments due for the said land, to the towne's treasurer upon the for-
feiture of the said lands as b}' former agreement, to bee entered
upon by the said treasurer by warrant under his hand to the Con-
stable.

Itt is further ordered that whereas severall of the lands att the
aforesaid Hands are sold and changed from one to another that so
itt can nott bee knowne who are in arrears for the land вАФ

[119.] It is therefore ordered that all such as claime an}' title
to that land or any part thereof as renters, shall yearel}' come in
tind declare themselves to bee renters, upon the first second day of
the eleventh month, upon the poenalty of payment of twelve pence



126 City Document No. 46.

an acre for every acre so rented, for which the treasurer for the
present jeare shall lea\y b}' warrant to the Constable, under his
hand from time to time.

Itt is ordered that Tho: Alcock shall allow three pence a head to
the treasurer of the towne for every cow kept on the Comon towards
the wintering of the Bull.

30: 5: 55.

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Brenton, M'. Wm. Paddy, M'. Sam.
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, M^ Peter OUiver, and Wm. Davis.

Martin Stebbin hath liberty, upon his good behavior, to sell
beare for one yeare.

Christopher Avery is admitted an inhabitant.

Mathew Barnes, upon complaint of the defect of the Bridg at
the mill doore, is ordered to repay re the sayd bridge sufficiently
for horse and foote within fowre dayes on the poenalty of twenty
shillings.

Wm. Blantan hath liberty to dig 6 or 8 load of earth outt of
the swamp by the windmill or where M^ Cole, JVP. Peter Olliver
allow.

Itt is ordered that Edward Greenliff shall have liberty to sett a
house of eighteene foote Deepe and twelve foote to the Front from
the end of M^ Batts tan house paying two shillings, six pence
per annum to the schooles use, as long as hee improves itt for a
dying house.

Whereas the towne formerly granted a peece of land to M"".
Wm. Hibbins before his new frame ; itt is ordered there shall bee
fonre foote in breadth along before the new house allowed to her.*

Whereas, complaint is made of a noysome pitt by the house of
Joseph Howe. Cooper; itt is ordered that the same pitt shall bee
filled upp within a month, upon the penalt}- of twenty shillings.

[120.] 29:8:55.

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Tho. Marshall, Wm.
Paddy, Peter Olliver, Sam. Cole, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that Tho. Duer, Christopher Clarke, and John Bar-
rell shall have liberty to make a Defence for the Cawsy before
their houses, either by setting downe posts and rayles or otherwise,
to preserve the Cawsy from damage of Carts or horses.

William Whittwell hath his license renewed to sell beare for the
yeare ensuing.

Mathew Pries is admitted an inhabitant.

Itt is ordered that Mauditt Ingles, Jno. Marshall, and Rich. Ta} -
lor are chosen to bee sworne measurers for all corne that shall bee
received outt of vessells till new are chosen in their roome, for which
the receiver shall pa^' to the measurer three pence a score. And itt
is ordered that all corne shall bee struck with a rowle so measured.

According to the power granted by the Gen. court to the select
men of the towne of Boston in reference to the disposall of the
house and land of Eliz: Rider, in Dorchester, which her father,
Wm. Lane, gave to her and her children, wee have inquired into

* The marginal note is " Mis. (i. e. mistress) Hibbins grant."



Boston Town Records, 1655. 127

the value of the land and house and have consented to the sale of
the sayd land and house to James Bates, of Dorchester leaving
the sayd Bates to receive his title from the Gen. Court.

27: 9: 1655.

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, James Olliver, Peter Olliver,
Sam. Cole, AVm. Padd}' and Wm. Davis.

Isaac Walker, Sam. Norden, Robt. Nanny, and Xofer Gibson
are fined 10s. a man for their Chymnyes being on fire, which the
Constables are to Icavy.

Samson Shore is fined \0s. for the like offence.

The Constables are to allow to Walter Merry eight shillings in lieu
of a debt due to him from the towne in ('44) .

Sam. Jewell is admitted an inhabitant and Mark Hames is bound
in a bond of 40/. to save the town from charge.

Deacon Johnson hath liberty to sett up a porch before his house
doore foure foote into the streete.

Robert Wyatt and Wm. Lane are appointed to sweepe chimneyes
and to cr}' aboutt streetes that they may bee knowne.

Sam. Norden hath 5s. of his fine remitted.

[121.] 31: 10: 55.

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam Cole, Capt.
James Olliver, Peter OlUver, and Wm. Davis.

Whereas M^ Tho. Lake and Joshua Scotto, administrators to
the estate of Major Ed. Gibbones, deceased, have frequently de-
maunded of the towne a debt of fourty-five pounds, due from the
towne to the sayd Gibbones, itt is therefore agreed by us with the
sayd M^ Lake and Jos. Scotto, that (because the whole debt
appeares nott so clearely due) twent}' pounds shall bee pa3'd to
the sayd Lalve and Scotto, upon which payment the towne shall be
discharged from an}- further demaunds of any debt or debts, pi'e-
tended to be due from the towne by the said Administrators to the
said estate of major Ed. Gibones.

Itt is agreed that Lieut. Fisher shall bee imployed in running the
line and drawing a draught of all the lands in Braintree belonging to
the towne of Boston, as also to draw a draught of all the land given
to the Iron-workes and confirmed tQ M"". Leader on their behalfe.

Mis. Ilanbury is fined five shillings for intertaining Francis
Smith contrary to order.

Wm. Reade'is fined sixe shilUngs, eight pence, for intertaining
Tho. Sheffield contrary to order.

It is ordered that fourty pounds, thirtene shillings bee added to
the next country rate in the 3'eare 56, being to satisfy for the same
sum that should have beene gathered as a quarter rate this yeare,
for which sum a bill is given to the Treasurer under the hands of
Peter Olliver and Wm. Davis in the behalfe of the towne.

28: 11: 1655.

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Capt.
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that three pounds shall bee paid to Wm. Dawes



128 City Document No. 46.

for worke done at Fort-hill ; upon the pa3nnent of which the towne
shall bee acquitted of an}' further clayme by the sayd Dawes.

lit is ordered that ten pounds shall be payd to Capt. Tho. Savage
and Ca{)t. James Olliver in consideration of the like value payd to
Henr}- Blake for brick and Ume att Fort-hill, upon the payment of
which they are to secure the towne from an}- further clayme by
the sayd Blake.

[133.] Memoranda, that there is a greatt l)ell belonging to
the towne lent to Castle Hand to Capt. Rich. Davenport.

Mr. Cogan is fined thirtecne shillings, foure pence in case hee cleare
nott the streets before his bowsing of stones, rubbish and chests be-
fore the 4th day next att night, as also to secure his sellar doore.

Itt is ordered that foure pounds, ten shillings bee payd to Sam
Syndall and Peter Goose for worke done att Fort-hill, upon the pay-
ment of which they are to acquitt the towne from any further cla}me.

Henry Lee is admitted an inhabitant upon his good behavior, and
Capt. Davenport is engaged to save the towne from any charge
that may arise from his family.

Wm. Spowell and David Hitchbone are authorized to warne the
inhabitants of the towne to yoke and ring all the swine in this
towne by the 4th of the next mo., else the foresayd persons may
impound such swine so found unj^oked and unrung, according to for-
mer order.

Itt is ordered that twenty shiUings bee payd to Jasper Rawlins
for lime and brick att Fort-hill, upon the payment of which he is
to acquit the towne from any further clayme.

25 : 12 : 55.

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole,
Peter Olliver and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that sixe shillings bee allowed to Wm. Talmage for
land taken into the high way.

Nathaneell Woodard is admitted an inhabitant, and Thomas Har-
wood bound in a bond of 20/. to secure the towne from any charge
that may arise by the sayd Wodard or his ft\mily.

For as much as there was a grant unto Isaake Culimore of a
dwelling howse, which is about twenty-eight foot in length, and
between his house and the highway ten foot, the whole breadth of
the House and ground at the front is twenty-six foot, it not being
formerly recorder:! it is now orderly performed.

Macklin Knight also having formerly changed with Goodman
CuUimore and enjoying that piece of Land formerly graunted to
Isack Cullimore, being thirty two foot in length as now fenced in.
and acknowledged to be his proper right.

[123.] 10. 1. 55.

Att a generall townes meeting upon Publick notice.

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage ai'e chosen Deputyes
for the yeare ensuing.

Selectmen chosen : M"". Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, M^ Sam.
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M^ Wm. Paddy,
and Wm. Davis.

Constables chosen for the towne : Wm. Toy, Daniell Turin, Wm.
English, and Henry Allin.



Boston Town Eecords, 1655. 129

Rnmn,y Marsh and Muddy river, "NVm. Ireland and Henry Stevens.

Surveyors of high wa3'es chosen : Rich. Samford, sen., Robt.
Wright, Jacob EUott and Sam Nordcn, and Sam Davis att Rumncy
Marsh.

Clarices of the markett, Habacuck Glover and AVm. Cotton.

Sealers of leather, Jno. Parker and Juo. Stivinson.

Packers of fish and flesh and gagers of cask, Wm. Dinsdale,
and Jno. Cunny.

Corders of wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Ta3'lor, Anthony Harker,
and Rich. Greene.

Water Bailj^es, Rich. Gridley, Mauditt Ingles, Alexander
Adams, and Wm. Beamsle}'.

Upon the request of Wm. Toy to accept of Plugh Drurj- to serve
as constable, the towne accepted of the same.

Wm. Davis is chosen Commissioner to receive the proxj-es for



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