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Mason doth by these presents Ratify and Confirm the boundaiy line
between his lands of New hampshire and the lands of the Province
of the Massachusets Bay afoiesaid setled by his late Majestv King
Charles the second in His most Honorable Privy Council on the
twenty sixth day of July one thousand six hiuidrt-d and seventy
seven — And further the said John Tufton Mason for himself and his
heirs Doth remise release and forever quitclaim to the Inhabitants
find Proprietors of the seveial Towns of Salisbuiy, Almsbmy,
Haverhill, Methuen and Dracut, all those several parcels of land
aforesaid lyiug within the bounds of their res))ective Towns alore-
said, and more than three miles to the northward of Men-imack
river, in their actual possession now being 'I'o Have and To Hold
the said twenty three thousand six hundied and seventy five acips of
land aforesaid with the appurtenances to them the Inhabitants and



192 CHAKTER KECORDS.

Proprietors of the aforementioned Towns, to them their heirs and
assigns forever —

And further the said John Tufton Mason for himself his heirs Ex-
ecutors and Admin"^^ Doth hereby Covenant promise and grant to and
with the said William Dudley, Samuel Welles, Thomas Berry, Benj*
Lyude Jun"" Benjamin Preseot, Joiin Read, Thomas Gushing and
Thomas Hutchinson Agents lor, and in behalf of the said Province,
and with their heirs Executors & admin'^ That he the said John
Tufton Mason and his heirs shall make suffer and execute, all such
further and other assurances and Conveyances in the Law for the
Establishment of the boundary line aforesaid and Conveyance and
assurance of the lands Tenements and Hereditaments afores'* now
in the possession of the several Inhabitants of Salisbury. Almsbur}^
Haverhill, Methuen and Dracut afores'^ as by their Council learned
in the Law shall be reasonably Devised and required, So as that the
several Tenants of those twenty three thousand six hundred and
seventy five acres of land afores'' their heirs and assigns may be for-
ever quiet and secured in the enio3'ment thereof ; and he the said
John Tufton ALison and his heirs, and all others claiming or to
claim by force of the will afores'' may be forever bard and precluded
from the same, the Intail, remainders, and limitations in that will
notwithstanding —

And further the said John Tufton Mason doth hereby Covenant
promise and agree to and with the said William Dudley, Samuel
Welles, Tho* Berry Benjamin Lynde Jun^ Benjamin Present, John
Read, Thomas Cushing and Thomas Hutchinson Agents for, and in
behalf of the said Province, That he will with all convenient speed
proceed from hence to London, Present himself to Francis Wilks
Esq'' and Richard Partridge Agents of this Province there attend
upon them from time to time, and by their advice and direction da
every thing proper and necessary there to be done for the Establish-
ment of the line afores'', and quieting the possessions of the Inhab-
itants and Proprietors afores'' in the Towns aforesaid, and return
home again as soon as they shall permit him —

And the said William DutUey. Samuel Welles, Thomas Berry,
Benjamin Lynde Jin]% BenJMmin Piescot, John Read, Thomas Cush-
ino- ami Tiio* Hutchinson agents for, and in behalf of the said Prov-
ince Do bv these presents Covenant promise and agree to and with
the said John Tufton Mason, That they will bear and pay all his
reasonable charge and expence during his voyage thither, attend-
ance there, and return home again with his Passage forth and bnck.
In witness of all which the Paities aforenamed to these presents-



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have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year

aforesaid —

Signed Sealed & Deliv*^ W" Dudley & a seal

in presence of us Samuel Welles & a seal

Rowland Houghton 'JMiomas Berry & a seal

Rich'' Hubbard P)eni'' Lvndc Jun"" & a seal

W" Willard Johii Read & a seal

'J'honias Hutchinson Jun"" & a seal



[Josiah Willard to Francis WiUcs. July U, J738.]
[Masonian Papers. Vol. 1, p. 49.]



Sir-



Hy Order of the Governour & Council, & Pursuant to a Vote of
the General Assembly, I have drawn upon you for le Servant
Boston July 24, 173eS. J Willard

To Francis Wilks Esq'' in London



[Tripartite Agreeme7if, April 6, 1739.']

[Masonian Papers, Vol. 1, \^. 5



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