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Whereas there is an order in force for restraint of swine (within
this towne of Boston) from passing the bounds of their owners
styes or fences, which though judged meete to abide as an act,
wherein the good and welfare of this place is much concerned ;
3-ett considering the present complaints of many for want of Corue
to keepe their swine up with, and the unfitness of the season of
the yeare for slaughter ; And that no just grievance maj' bee to
any by denying the benefitt of grazing in the coiiion this summer j
Itt is therefore hereby declared that no advantage shall bee taken
against any by force of the present order untill the first of Octo-
ber next, provided their swine bee sufficientl}' j'oaked and ringed as
the law formerly hath provided in that case. And whereas for the
evading of the fines to bee leavied by distress for trespasses of swine
according to towne order, many have refused to owne their swine,
Itt is therefore ordered hereb3^ that if no owner shall appeare, the
hoggs trespassing shall bee forfeited to the towne, iif nott owned,
and both fine and damage done by them to bee satisfyed within one
weeke.



148 City Document No. 46.

[146.] 26: 5: 58.

Att a meeting of ]\r. AVm. Paddy, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. Scotto,
Tiio. Lake, Jno. Hull, and AYm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that there bee two houses of easement sett upp
aboutt the dock for the accoinodation of strangers and others.

Itt is ordered that M'. Woodmans3-es house shall bee sutliciently
repayred before winter.

Whereas Ens. Scotto hath erected a porch in part upon the
towncs ground, hee shall pay twelve pence by the 3'eare while hee
enjoyes itt.

29: 5: 58.

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Paddy, M"'. Jacob Sheafe, Jos.
Scotto, Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, and Vim. Davis.

Wm. Pollard and Jos Gridley are chosen executioners of the
order aboutt swine being yoaked and ringed, till the other order
for shutting up take place, and then for the observance of that
order for this yeare.

12: 6: 58.

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Paddy, M^ Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull,
and Wm. Davis.

Upon the complaint of greatt anoyance b}' tan Fatts of M''.
Batts ; Itt is ordered that hee shall forthwith remoove what ever
offensive upon poenalty of twenty shillings, and if he transgress
againe in the same kind hee shall pay twenty shillings for ever3^
offence.

29: 7: 58.

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Broughton,M^ Tho. Lake, ]\P. Jacob
Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull.

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall leavy fourty shillings of Jno.
Conny for burning brickes contrary to order.

Also to leavy of James Nash 20s. for anoyance of the townes
high way.

15: 8: 58.

Att a publick meeting of the freemen Itt was voted that the Gen.
Court bee desired to make a law against publick houses entsrtain-
ment of an)' inhabitants to drink on the night after the Sabbath is
ended.

29: 9: 8.

Att a meeting of I\P. Tho. Broughton, M"". Jacob Sheafe, Ens.
Jos. Scott, Ens. Jno. Hull, M''. Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer shall pay to Jno. Mellowes
fifty shillings which is in full payment for a house and ground pur-
chased of him by the select men of the towne some 3'eares since.

[147.] John Rodes is admitted an inhabitant.

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer pay Jonathan Negus his
house rent for this yeare.

AVhereas lifteene pounds were given by M'. W". Paddy as a legacy
to the poore of the towne, itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer
shall dispose of the same according to order.



Boston Town Kecords, 1658-9. 149

3: 11: 58.

Att a meeting of M^ Jacob Sheafe, M^ Tho. Bronghton, M/.
Tho. Lake, Ens. Jos. Scott, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that fift}' shillings shall bee allowed to M''. Ilez.
Usher outt of his next ^-eares assessment.

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall forthwith provide sixe
substantiall ladders and three iron hookes, as also to gett the leather
bucketts repayred for the townes use,

Ben. Negoos is fined ten shillings for his chimny being on fire
twice.

David Faulkner is fined twenty shillings for intertaining Henry
Terry contrary to a towne order.

Richard Staines is fined five shillings for his chimn}- flaming outt
on fire contrary to a towne order.

31 : 11: 1658.

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, M'. Tho. Broughton, M^ Tho.
Lake, M^ Jacob Sheafe, Ens. Jos. Scottow, and Ens. Jno. Hull.

Itt is ordered that fourty shillings bee given to the "widow Fur-
nell b}' the Treasurer to relieve her in low condition.

28: 12: 1658.

Att a meeting of Ens. Jno. Hull, Jos. Scottow, M"". Jacob
Sheafe, Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis.

Whereas a high way was laid outt att Muddy river, as b}'' a
record dated June 8th, 1658, through the land of Jno. White, att
Muddy river, and so b}^ Tho. Gardners to the farme of Isaac
Stedman, itt is hereby declared that the said way so laid out shall
bee reputed the townes high way, and the other way in the
lane is hereby relinquished. And itt shall bee lawful for the said
Jno. White either to fence outt the said high way, or else to sett
up gates such as may bee easj' for opening to travellers, and if
any leave the said gates open att au}^ time, they shall pay five
shillings for every defect, being legally convicted thereof.

[148.] 7:1: 1658-59.

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice.

Capt. Tho. Savage and ]\P. Anthony Stodard are chosen for Dep-
utyes for the Gen. Court for thej-eare ensuing.

Capt. James Oliver was chosen CouTiissioner to carry in the
votes for magistrates and Count}- Treasurer.

Whereas formerly itt was a custome among us to make choyce of
Deputyes and all officers in the towne upon the second 2d day in
March yearely. And it being judged convenient that the Freemen
should meete distinctly as to what concerns them, Itt is therefore
ordered that the select men shall for the future appoint the times of
meeting for the Freemen, distinct from the general townes meetings,
as they shall judge meete.

9 : 4 : 59.

Whereas Jeremy Murrells hath entertained Wm. Robins as a
sojourner into his family, the said Jeremy Murrells doth bind his



150 City Document No. 46.

heyres and executors to secure the towne from any charge that may
arise by the said Robins in a bond of twenty pounds daring his
abode with him.

his

Jeremy X Muurells.

mark.

[149.] 4:1: 1G5S-59.

Att a Generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house
to house were chosen for the yeare ensuing.

Select men M''. Thos. Broughton, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Ens. Thos.
Lake, Ens. Jno. Hull, M^ Jacob Sheafe, M^ Ilezekiah Usher, and
Wm. Davis.

Constables, M^ Tho. Brattle, M^ Jno. Jolliff, M''. Symon
Lynde, and M"". John Chickley. James Bill for Rumny Marsh,
Winchester for Mudd^- River.

Surveyors of high wayes. Henry Blake, .Tho. Walker, Robt.
Samford, and Ed. Cowell. Robert Butcher for Rumny Marsh.

Packer of fish and meate, William Diusdale.

Clerkes of the markctt, Sam. Norden, Tho. Baker.

Sealers of leather, Bartholmew Cheevers, William Courser.

Water bayliffs, Alexander Adams, Rich. Gridley.

Itt is ordered that the Instructions formerly given to the select
men, in writing, bee still in force till the towne present others to
them.

Itt is ordered that in case of fire breaking outt in any parts of this
towne, which may possibl}^ threaten ruine to a greatt part thereof
iff not seasonably prevented by pulling downe some liouse or houses
to that end ; Itt shall therefore bee lawful for the major part of
the magistrates, Couiissioners, and select men, that shall then
bee present att the fire, or for any three of them mett together, and
two of them concurring, to cause any house, or part thereof, to bee,
puld downe ; And that whatever house or part thereof bee paid
downe by their order, shall againe bee repayred and made good
by the towne to him or them who shall so have their houses
puld down or impayred ; and the former order in p. 105 of this
booke is hereby repealed.

Itt is ordered that Leiut. Hudson shall throw open the lane by
Elder Pens ao formerly.

[150.] The towne this day made demand of a high way to
Gentry Hill, through Leiut. Turner's ground, according to a former
order of towne in 1G40, which is accordingly to bee made good
by the said Turner.

Upon a debate aboutt the order for cellar doores and the imposi-
tion of 12rf. upon each doore annually.

Itt was voted in the affirmative that the said order shall remayne
in force.

24 : 1 : 1658-59.

Att a meeting of Ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, M^ Hez. Usher,
Mr. 'J'ho. Lake, and Wm. Davis.
Ens. Jno. Hull is chosen Treasurer.
]\r. Tho. Lake, sealer of weights and measures.
Wm. Davis, Recorder.



Boston Town Records, 1059. 151

28: 1: 1659.

Att a meetiug of M^ Tho. Bronghton, M'. Tho. Lake, Ens. Jos.
Scottow, Kus. Juo. Hull, M'. Hcz. Usher, and Vim. Davis.

Jno. Dawes is ordered to oversee the youth att the new meeting-
house, that they behave themselves revei'entlr in the time of divine
worship, and to act according to his instructions therein.

Itt is ordered that no person, whether watchman or any other,
shall, att any time, take tobacco, or bring lighted match, or fire
underneath or aboutt any part of the towne house except in case of
military exercise, upon the penalty of twenty shillings for every
such offence, except under covert for the use of the house above.

31: 1: 59.

Att a meeting of ]\P. Tho. Broughton, W. Tho. Lake, M'. Heze-
kiah Usher, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis.

Upon information that Jno. White, of Muddy River, hath stopt
up the high way that was laid outt through his feild with a stone
wall.

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall issue forth a warrant for a
fine of twenty shillings for his offence, to bee leavied by distress
1)3" the Constable, and so from day to day twenty shillings till the
said White open the way againe.

25: 2: 59.

Att a meeting of M"". Tho. Lake, M"". Hez. Usher, Ens. Jos.
Scottow, Jno. Hull, and AVm. Davis.

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere for the 3'eare ensuing, if
the County Court accept.

Whereas Orlnndo Bagley hath intertained Abell Benjamin into
his famil}' as a sojourner, the said Orlando doth bind himselfe,
heyres and assignes in twenty- pounds to the townes Treasurer, to
secure the towne from charge that may any way arise by the said
Benjamin. W^ittnes fiis hand.

Orlando Bagley.

[151.] Whereas information is given of a considerable tract of
meadow and upland belonging to this towne, which lays obscured
under the claime of M''. Cogaus farme in Rumny Marsh. Now to
the end that the towne might nott loose itts right, nor yett by any
claime of the said towne the said Cdgans just due diminished ; itt is
therefore ordered that a surve^yor bee speedily sent to measure the
said land, and according to the right due either to towne or person
aforesaid, to sett out the bounds, that the cleare right of the said
Cogan may bee settled on a sure foundation, and the towne advan-
taged to make improovement of what shall appeai'e justly to be their
owne.

5: 3: 59.

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Lake, M'. Tho. Broughton, Hezekiah
Usher, Jno. Hull, and AVm. Davis.

Richard Gridley is chosen overseer for the swine, and to leavy
two shillings, sixe peneeby distress for every swine either unyoaked
or unrung. And itt is hereby declared that the former order for



152 City Document No. 46.

shutting up swine is onely suspended by reason of scarcity of
corne.

Tho. Blott is chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and to have
two shillings, sixe pence for every head.

IG: 3: 59.

Att a meeting of M''. Tho. Broughton, M"". Hezekiah Usher,
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis.

Francis Easts son is appointed to keepe the sheepe this yeare,
for which every owner shall pay Gd. for every sheepe, and two
pence for every lamb.

30: 3: 59.

Att a meeting of W. Hez. Usher, M'. Tho. Broughton, M'.
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis.

Jno. Wakefield is fined twenty shillings for entertaining ,

contrary to the towne order.

Evan Thomas is fined twenty shillings for entertaining Tho.
Somes, contrary to a towne order.

Henry Kemble is fiued twenty shillings for entertaining Wm.
Robins, contrary to towne order.

Itt is ordered that the cellar by the armoury bee laid under a
fine of twenty shilling^ if not secured from danger b}' the lUth of
the next month, and this to be notifyed to Capt. Francis Norton.

Notice was accordingly given to Capt. Norton the same da}^,
and promise to secure the same cellar.

[152.] 13: 4: 59.

Att a meeting of the inhabitants upon publick notice from house
to house.

Francis Hudson is chosen a measurer of salt aboard of ships
according to law.

Itt is ordered that the title of the land in M''. Cogans hand shall
be prosecuted by the select men.

Itt is ordered that there shall bee a moderator chosen annually
to regulate publick towne meetings, and for this present yeare
Wm. Davis is chosen.

Whereas sundry inhabitants in this towne have nott so well
attended to former orders made for the securing the towne from
charge by sojourners, inmates, h3'red servants, journeymen, or other
persons that come for help in physick or ch^rurgery, whereb}' no
litle damage hath alread}', and much more may accrew to the
towne. For the prevention whereof Itt is therefore ordered, that
whosoever of our inhabitants shall henceforth receive any such
persons before named into their bowses or employments without
liberty granted from the select men, shall pny twenty shillings for
the first weeke, and so from weeke to weeke, twent}' shillings, so
long as they retaine them, and shall beare all the charge that may .
accrew to the Towne by every such sojourner, journeyman, hired
servt., Inmate, &c., received or emploj'ed as aforesaid. Pro-
vided, alwayes, that if any person so receiving any shall, within
fifteene da3-es, give suflBcient security unto the select men that the



Boston Town Records, 1G59. 153

Towne ma}^ be secured from all charges that ma}- arise b}- any
person received, and that the persons so received bee not of noto-
rious evill life and manners, their line abovesaid shall bee remitted
or abated according to the discretion of the select men. Aud iLt
is further ordered that if after bond given by an}', they give such
orderl}' notice to the select men that the towne may bee fully
cleared of such person or persons so received according to law,
then their bonds shall be given in againe.

25: 5: 59.

At a meeting of Ens. Jos. Scottow, M"". Hez. Usher, Ens. Jno.
Hull, Ens. Tho. Lake.

Martin Stebins is licensed to draw beere for this yeare.

L. Robt. Turner is licensed to keepe a house of publick entertain-
ment for the yeare ensuing.

Ens. Hull is appointed to lett out the "marsh that is fitt to bee
mowed upon the neck to the best advantage of the towne, to such
as shall bee willing to hire them.

[153.] 26: 6: 59.

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Hez. Usher, Jos.
Scotto, Tho. Lake.

Whereas a parcell of land was formerly lett to Jno. Shaw,
and is since made over to M"". Symon Lynde by the said
Shaw, Itt is hereby declared that the said Lynde is reputed the
rentor of the said land from the towne, according to a deed drawn
at Large.

28: 9: 59.

At a meeting of Ens. Jno. Hull, Ens. Jos. Scottow, Ens. Tho.
Lake, M^ Hez. Usher, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that Tho. Joy, John Jackson, and Hugh Drury shall
forthwith survey the mill bridge whether the foundation and timber
worke bee firme, and accordingly to make their returne.

Matthew Barnes is fined twenty shillings in case the mill bridg
bee nott sufficientl}' secured from damage by the next fift day.

This da}- was coiiiitted to the Constables a country rate for
two hundred sixt}' pounds, eighte^ne shillings, for the Country,
and for the towne a rate of two hundred seventy one pounds, six-
teene shillings.

Whereas Ens. Jos. Scottow and partners are erecting a new
draw-bridg, there is the same liberty granted to them to cutt or
make use of the townes high way for their better accoiiiodation,
provided they make up and keepe in repaire the said high way
from time to time, according to a former grant to Wm. Franckliu
and Jos. Scotto, in page 109.

30: 11: 1659.

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno.
Hull, and Wm. Davis.

Wm. Courser is allowed to draw beere the 3'eare ensuing.
Instructions were given to the Water Bayliffes to cleare the



154 City Document No. 46.

Flatts of all matters of anoyance by stones, ballast, &c., and to
cleare the ends of the streetes to the said Flatts, on poenalty of
anoyances in the streetes.

Goody Upsall is allowed to draw beere the yeare ensuing.

26: 12: 1659.

Att a meeting of Ens. Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, Tho. Lake,
Jos. Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, and Wm. Davis.

[154.] 5: 1. 1659-60.

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon pnblick notice Capt. Tho.
Savage and M"". Anthony Stodard are chosen Deputyes for the
Gen. Court for the yeare ensuing.

M''. Edward Tynge was chosen Coinissioner to carry in the
votes for magistrates and Count}' Treasurer.*

[155.] 12: 1: 1659-60.

Att a generall Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house
to house, were chosen for the j-eare ensuing.

Moderatour, AYm. Davis.

Select men, John Hull, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake. Wm. Davis,
Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams. Tho. Broughton.

Clerkes of the markett, Joseph Kellog, Tho. Dewer.

Surveyors of high wayes, Theoph. Frary, Jno. Peirce, Tho.
Boj'den, Rich. Way, Wra. Hacy for Rumny JMarsh.

Sealers of leather, Wm. English, Wm. Courser.

Water Bailiffes, Alexander Adams, Richard Gridley.

Packer of meate and fish, Wm. Dinsdale.

Whereas the Constables of Muddy River and Rumnj' Marsh have
nott cleared their accounts with the Towne Treasurer att this day,
there is hereby granted them one month more to effect the same,
which, if longer defended, they ai'e to serve in the place of Constables
another yeare : butt in case they issue all accounts within a month,
then to bee discharged, nnd to succede them in their places

Constables. Ben. Child for Muddy River.

Jno. Grover for Rumny Marsh.

In the Towne, Wm. Alford, Jno. Baker, Henr}' Bishop, Augus-
tine Lyndon.

Resolved upon the Question

Whether the contract made by the select men in '56, with Capt.
James Johnson, respecting the Townes wast land in the marish
next Ben. Ward's, should bee in force for ever, itt was voted in the
affirmative.

Itt was voted that the instructions given formerly to the select
men should bee in force still.

Resolved upon the Question

Whether the select men being necessitated to give security to
the overseers of Capt. Keayne's will for his legac^y of £60 to the
use of the poore, should bee secured by the Towne from damage
to their owne estates, or the estates of their successors as select
men, itt was voted in the affirmative.

* There is a wrong entry on this page cancelled at the time.



Boston Town Records, 1660. 155

At a meeting of the selectmen the same daj' Wm. Davis was
chosen Recorder.

Jno. Hull was chosen Treasurer.

Capt. Hutchinson, Jos. Scottow, and Jno. Tuttill are appointed
for peraiiibulation with Maiden.

[156.] Nat. WilUams was chosen sealer of weights and
measures.

2G: 1: IGGO.

Att a meeting of M''. Tho. Broughton, Ens. Jos. Scottow, Ens.
Jno. Hull, Ilezekiah Usher, Ens. Tho. Lake, Nat. Williams, and
Wm. Davis.

Itt is ordered that Lieut. Hudson shall lay open the high wa\' to
Gentry- Hill l\y this day month, npon penalty of 10s.

Ens. Scottow, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis are appointed to
order Herman's fence that stands upon the towne high way.

It is ordered that Matthew Barnes, within one weeke, take in his
fence to the line, npon the poenalty of twenty shillings.

Itt is ordered that Wm. Waters lay open the high way through
his garden to the mill ward within a weeke, on the poenalty of
twenty shillings.

Whereas there was liberty granted to James Johnson, Tho.
Buttolpli and others, to make use of a place for the watering
leather, and to enjoy the said land during the Townes pleasure ;
and whereas itt is judged convenient to improove the saicl land for
the Townes further beneiitt, Itt is ordered that the said land shall bee
taken into the Townes hand unless the present possessors bee
willing to allow 40s. -per annum during the Townes pleasure.

30: 2: IGGO.

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Hez. Usher, Nat.
Williams, Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, and Wm. Davis.

Whereas in the year ('4G) or thereaboutts the select men gave
liberty to Henry Bridgam to sett part of his barke house upon part
of the townes land, and builded a part of his dweUing house npon
the said land, Itt is hereby declared that for and in consideration of
fourty pounds to bee paid by him towards the erecting of an Almes-
house in this Towne, the said land as itt is now built upon and
fenced in (except the fence before. his gate and pitts which is to
bee set straight) , is hereby confirmed to the said Henry Bridgam,
his heyres, executors and assignes for ever.

Eobert Blott is chosen Cow keeper.

Jno. Vyall is allowed to draw beare for the yeare ensuing.

Capt. James Johnson is to enjoy the lime-pitts that formerly hee
enjoyed for seven years, paying ten shillings per annum every first
of March.

[157.] 28: 3: IGGO.

Att a meeting of Joshua Scottow, Tho. Broughton, Hez. Usher.
Nath. Williams, and Jno. Hull.

Itt is ordered that Capt. Oliver shall have the iillowance of £7
in cash in consideration of a barreU of powder granted him for tliia
yeare for saluting of ships.



156 City Docuivient No. 46.

25: 4: 60.

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, Joshua Scottow,
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis, and Tho. Lake.

Jtt is ordered that the Treasurer shall pa3- M"". Snelling fivety
foure shillings for ph^'sick administered to Robt. Higgins.

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall pay for old Besses lodging to
Williams.

30: 5: 60.

Att a meeting of Nath. Williams, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Jno.
Hull, and Wm. Davis.

Itt is agreed with Capt. Tho. Breedon, and his associates, that in
consideration of their charge of erecting a sufficient wharfe and
high wa}^ before the lane by Jno. Philips house, to bee kept and
maintained by the said undertakers, thc}- shall enjoy the profitts of
the said wharf for the space of twenty-one yeares from the time of
finishing the said work, provided they leave the said wharfe and
high way att the end of the said terme, in good repay re, or else to
pa}' twenty pounds to the towne. And itt shall bee in the liberty
of any inhabitant to come in as a partner in the same worke within
sixe monthes after the finishing the said worke, they paying their
equall proportion of charge.

20: 6: 60.

Att a Townes meeting upon publick notice from house to house.

Capt. Tho. Clarke was chosen Comissioner to joyne with the
select men for making the Countrey Rate for this yeare.

Itt is ordered that the case respecting the draw-bridge in all
respects bee determined by the Commissioners and select men, or
the major part of them.

AYhereas there was a streete ordered formerh' from M^ Haughes
house to the Gentry Hill, and that Lieut. Robt. Turner hath lately
erected a new house in the said line.

Itt is ordered that the select men with the foure Captaines shall
have power to order the said streete to the best advantage of the
towne.

Itt is ordered that in consideration of the high wayes (that are
laid outt through the marsh left to Capt. Johnson) , to bee made and
maintained for ever by the said Johnson, and ten shillings per
annum added to the rent for ever, hee shall enjoy the flatts before
the said marsh in proportion with other inhabitants.

[158.] Whereas itt is found by sad experience that many
youthes in this Towne, being put forth Apprentices to severall
manufactures and sciences, but for 3 or 4 ^-eares time, contrary- to
the Customes of all well governed places, whence they are uncapa-
ble of being Artists in their trades, besides their unmeetenes att
the expiration of their Apprentice-ship to take charge of others
for government and manuall instruction in their occupations which,
if nott timely amended, threatens the welfare of this Towne.

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth open a
shop in this Towne, nor occupy any manufacture or science, till hee
hath compleated 21 years of age, nor except hee hath served seven



BosTOiSr Town Records, 1660. 157

yeares Apprentice-ship, l\v testimony under the hands of sufficient
■witnesses. And tliat all Indentures made betwecne any master
and ser\-ant shall bee brought in and enrolled in the Towne's Records
within one month after the contract made, on penalty of ten shill-
ings to bee paid by the master att the time of the Apprentices being



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