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to make report to this court in May next, in order to a full settlement of their bounds, and that to be done at the charge of said Stonington.

Whereas the General Assembly holden at Hartford in May last, upon the motion of Mr. Timothie Mather of the town of Lyme, did grant to him libertie to keep a boat and to transport travelers over the river of Connecticut at the said town: This Assembly upon further consideration, for weighty reasons laid before them, do nullifie and revoke the said grant.

Upon the petition of Hannah De Wolfe, widow and relict of Stephen De Wolfe, late of the town of Lyme, decd, and administratrix to his estate, this Court grants to the said, administratrix libertie to confirm to Martha Blague, widow, relict and sole executrix of her late husband, Joseph Blague, of the town of Saybrook, deceased, twentie and four acres of land belonging to the houselot of the said Stephen De Wolfe, for payment of a debt due from the estate of the said Stephen De Wolfe to the estate of the said Joseph Blague.

This Assembly grants unto Richard Hubbel, eldest son of Lieut Hubbel, late of Stratfield, deceased, libertie of purchasing an hundred acres of land not prejudicial to former grants, for the sake of the good services of his father.

Whereas the General Assembly holden at Hartford May 8th, 1703, did grant to Mr. Samuel Wakeman two hundred acres of land, to be taken up where it might not prejudice any former grants, and the General Assembly holden at Hartford May the 11th, 1671, did grant to Richard Osborn of Fairfield, eighty acres of land for his good service in the Pequot war, to be taken up without prejudice to any former grant: This Assembly doth appoint Capt. Nathan Gold and Mr. Peter Burr to lay out the abovesaid grants of land accordingly.

Thomas Sperry of the town of Newhaven, administrator of the estate of Samuel Fernes, late of the said town, deceased, informing this court that Samuel Fernes, son of the said Samll Fernes, decd, is and ever hath been a person not capable of understanding and mind for the managing of business as other men, and therefore chargeable to him under whose care he is by lawful order, and that there is some small estate in land set apart for his maintenance, and petitioning this Assembly that he may have libertie to dispose and make sale thereof for that end : This Assembly doth grant to the said Thomas Sperrye and the major part of the select men in the said town of Newhaven, power to sell the said land, the effects or produce thereof to be improved for the comfort and relief of the said impotent person for whose benefit it was set apart.

Joseph Kirby petitioning to this court that he might have the libertie of an appeal from the judgment of the court of [8] probates holden at || Hartford the seventh of November last, whereby distribution of the said Kirbyes father's estate was made: This Court grants the said Kirbye libertie of appeal to the next court of assistants, giving such securitie as the law in such case requires. Joseph Kirbye acknowledgeth himself bound in a recognizance of ten pounds to the publick treasury of this colonie to prosecute his appeal to effect and answer all damages if he make not his plea good.

Cost allowed to Alexander Rollo for his attendance at this court upon the citation of Joseph Kirbye is seventeen shillings and nine pence.

Cost allowed to the honrd Deputy Governr and Mr. Thomas Clark for attendance at this court upon the citation of Mr. John Reed, Richard Blackleech and L' Agar Tomlinson and Daniel Shilton of Stratford, is one pound four shillings for two mens attendance six days at this court.

Voted in this Assembly, that the prisoner Abigail Thomson, condemned for murther and now in durance in the gaol at Hartford, be reprieved till the General Assembly in May next.

This Court considering that troopers are at greater charge then foot soldiers, and that they are appointed for the most sudden exigencies, and that a considerable part of their accoutrements are not requisite when they serve as foot soldiers, do order that every trooper accoutred according to law shall have these privileges, viz.—that their trooping horses be freed from rates and impresses for the service of foot soldiers, that the troopers be not compellable to ly in garrisons, that troopers be not lyable to serve under the command of the officers of foot companies.

A bill of cost of the select men of Newhaven versus Thomas Guttsell, Daniel Collins, Henerie Luddington, John Howe and David Austin, petitioners, allowed for five days attendance of four men two pounds eight shillings in pay, and for copies of record, cash six shillings.

This Assembly allows to the Speaker of the Lower House for his service this court thirtie shillings in pay, and to the Clerk of the Lower House, Mr. Jonath. Lawe, twentie shillings in pay. The Speaker, Capt. Sam! Eells, hath already received his fees in money.

Allowed to Capt. John Prentts, sheriff of Newlondon countie, four shillings pr day for attendance upon this court eight

Cost allowed to John Parker, as atturney for the Queen in the case of Solomon Andrews and Joseph Mallery, is twentie four shillings cash, to be paid out of the next countrie rate, to be collected again of the said Andrews and Mallery for the countries use.

Whereas the General Assembly holden at Hartford October 13th, 1687, did give and grant to Mr. Nathaniel Stanly of Hartford aforesaid, two hundred acres of land for a farm, and the said General Assembly holden at Hartford May 13th, 1703, did order and appoint Mr. Caleb Stanly, surveyor of lands, to survey and lay out for the said Nathaniel Stanly the said 200 acres of land granted him as aforesaid, and the said Caleb Stanly, surveyor, hath exhibited in this court a plot of the said 200 acres of land by him surveyed and laid out for the said Nathan Stanly in one intire piece, lying and being on the east side of Quinabaug river, and distant from the town of Woodstock about four miles, and adjoining to farms now belonging to Mr. Samuel Andrew of Milford, Joseph Cadey and Peter Aspinall: Now therefore, this Court do allow, approve and confirm the said survey of the said 200 acres of land for the said Nathan Stanly, provided it doth not prejudice any former grant of this court; and do order that the said Nathaniel Stanly, his heirs or assigns, shall have a patent for the same [9] 200 || acres of land, qualified and executed according to the law of this colonie, for full confirmation of the same to him and them forever.

Whereas the General Assembly holden at Hartford October the 13th, 1681, did give and grant to Mr. Isaac Foster of the said town, (since decd,) 200 acres of land for a farm, and the said General Assembly holden May 13th, 1703, did order and appoint Caleb Stanly, surveyor of lands, to survey and lay out to the heirs of the said Foster the said 200 acres of land granted him as aforesaid, and the said Caleb Stanly hath now exhibited in this court a plat of the said 200 acres of land by him surveyed and laid out for Mr. Thomas Buckingham of Hartford, and Ann his wife, daughter and sole heiress of the said Isaac Foster, lying and being on the east side of Quinabaug river, in one intire piece, and distant from the town of Woodstock about six miles, and adjoyning at the northeast corner thereof to a farm laid out for John Allin, and elsewhere is bounded with the colonie land: Now therefore, this Court do allow, approve and confirm the said survey of the said 200 acres of

out for Joning at the novel town of Woodriver

land for the said Thomas Buckingham, provided it doth not prejudice any former grant of this court; and do order that the said Thomas Buckingham, his heirs or assigns, shall have a patent for the same 200 acres land, qualified and executed according to the law of this colonie, for full confirmation of the same to him and them forever.

Whereas the General Assembly holden at Hartford October the 13th, 1687, did give to Giles Hamlin of Midltowne, Esqi, (since decd.) 300 acres of land for a farm, and the heirs of the said Giles Hamlin have sold the said gift and grant to John Allin, dwelling on a farm nigh the town of Woodstock, and this Assembly in May last past did order and appoint Mr. Caleb Stanly, surveyor of lands, to survey and lay out the said 300 acres of land for the said Allin, at or near a place called Pattaquottuck, distant about six or seven miles from Woodstock aforesaid, (a place before pitched upon by the said Allin,) and to make return thereof to this court at this time, and the said Caleb Stanly hath now exhibited in this court a plat of the said 300 acres of land by him surveyed and laid out for the said John Allin at the place aforesaid, lying in one intire piece and adjoyning at one corner thereof to a farm laid out for Mr. Thomas Buckingham, and on every side else with the colonies land: Now therefore, this Court do allow, approve and confirm the said survey of the said 300 acres of land for the said John Allin, provided it doth not prejudice any former grant of this court; and do order that the said John Allin, his heirs or assigns, shall have a patent for the same 300 acres of land, qualified and executed according to the law of this colonie, for full confirmation of the same to him and them forever.

AT A COUNCIL HOLDEN AT HARTFORD, FEBRUARY THE 6th, 1709, AND CONTINUED TO THE END OF THE 7TH DAY OF

THE MONTH..

Present,
The Honbl John Winthrop, Esq, Governour.

Assistants present,
Capt. Daniel Wetherell,) Majr John Chester,
Nathaniel Stanly,

Josiah Rossiter,
John Hamlin,
William Pitkin,

John Alling.

ŞEsqrs, Peter Burr,

Esqrs,

Military Commission Officers present, Major William Whiting, Capt. Aaron Cook, Major Ebenezer Johnson, Capt. Cyprian Nichols,

Capt. Mathew Allin. [10] A letter from Deputy Governour Treat to the Governour's honour, of the 1st of January last, was read in Council, and also a letter from Colonel Schuyler signifying that he was informed that the French and enemy Indians were preparing to make a descent upon the frontier towns of Newengland: also a letter from Capt. John Minor and Mr. John Sherman to the Deputy Governour, signifying their suspicion that the Pohtatuck and Owiantonuck Indians were invited to joyn with the enemy: as also the examination of the Owiantonuck and Pohtatuck Indians before his honour our Deputy Governour and other gentlemen, with divers other writings relating to that matter, with the opinion of our Deputy Governour what might be needful to be done to prevent the defection of those Indians, and to secure their fidelitie, and for the preservation of the small frontier towns.

Resolved by the Honbl the Governour and Council, in order to prevent the defection of the Pohtatuck and Owiantonuck Indians to the common enemy and to secure their fidelitie, that order be sent to Capt. John Minor and Mr. John Sherman of Woodbury with all convenient speed to remove the said Indians down to Fairfield or Stratford, or both as shall be judged most convenient. But if by reason of sickness prevailing among them they cannot at present be removed, then to take two of their principal persons and convey them to Fairfield, there to be kept safely as hostages to secure the fidelitie of those that remain at those inland places.

Resolved, for the preservation of the frontier towns of Symsbury, Waterbury, Woodbury and Danbury, that order be sent to the inhabitants of those towns to provide with all possible speed a sufficient number of well fortified houses for the saftie of themselves and families in their respective towns. The houses for fortification to be appointed by the vote of the major part of the inhabitants of each respective town assembled, if they can agree; in case of their disagreement to be appointed by the commission officers of the town.

Resolved, that the inhabitants of Waterbury fortifie three houses sufficiently for their saftie ; and for their incouragement to go forward with the work of fortification, the Governour and Council (in consideration of the great losses they have sustained by extraordinary floods,) will improve their interest in the General Assembly at the next sessions that the charges

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