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Capt. Abraham Fowler, Mr. James Hooker, for Guilford.
Mr. Ambross Tompson, for Stratford.
Mr. Jonathan Bates, for Stamford.
Capt. John Minor, Mr. John Sherman, for Woodbury.
Mr. Joseph Platt, Mr. Samuell Betts, for Norwalk.
Mr. James Beebee, Mr. Josiah Starr, for Danbury.
Mr. Gersh. Lockwood, for Greenwich.
Mr. Joseph Peck, for Lyme.
Capt. James Avery, Mr. John Morgan, for Groton.
Capt. Richard Bushnell, Mr. Christopher Huntington, for

Norwich.
Mr. Daniell Brewster, Mr. Thomas Tracy, for Preston.

Capt. Nathanael Cheesebrough, for Stonington. · Mr. Thomas Williams, for Plainfield.

Mr. Stephen Whittlesey, Mr. Benjamin Lord, for Saybrook. Mr. John Griswold, Capt. John Crane, for Killinsworth. Capt. William Clark, Mr. William Holton, for Lebanon.

Of which Deputies, divers were absent some days, for which an abatement was made out of their wages, in the orders to the Treasurer for paying them.

This day, being the day appointed by charter, and the laws of this Colony, for Election of the publick officers of this corporation, viz:-The Governour, Deputy Governour, Assistants, Treasurer and Secretary,-proclamation was now made in this Assembly, by order of the Honourable the Governour and Council, and the freemen of this corporation proceeded to give in their votes to persons chosen and appointed by the Governour, Council, and Representatives, to receive and sort them. The said persons so chosen and appointed, were Colo William Whiting, Captain Hezekiah Wyllys, Mr. Nathanael Hooker, Mr. Abraham Bradley, Capt. John Burr, Mr. Jonathan Law, Mr. James Hooker, and Mr. Roger Woolcott, who were all sworn truly and faithfully to receive, sort, and count the said votes. And the votes of the freemen having now been brought in, sorted, and counted,

The Honourable Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq., was chosen Governour of this Colony, for the year ensuing, and the Governours oath was now administred to him by the Honbl the Deputy Governour, before this Assembly.

The Honourable Nathan Gold, Esqr, was chosen Deputy Governour of this Colony, for the year ensuing, and sworn before this Assembly by the Honourable the Governour. And

Nathanael Stanly, Esq”, Richard Christophers, Esq”,
John Hamlin, Esq", Peter Burr, Esq",
William Pitkin, Esq', John Alling, Esq',

Joseph Curtis, Esq", John Haynes, Esq",
John Chester, Esq', Samuell Eells, Esqi,

Josiah Rossetter, Esq", Mathew Allyn, Esq, were now chosen Assistants for this Colony for the year ensuing, and all of them, excepting the said Josiah Rossetter and John Alling, Esqrs, were now sworn Assistants before this Assembly accordingly.

Capt. Joseph Whiting was now chosen Treasurer of this Colony, for the year ensuing, and was sworn to that office and trust before this Assembly.

Caleb Stanly was now chosen Secretary of this Colony for the year ensuing, and was now sworn to that office and trust before this Assembly.

The Honbl Gurdon Saltonstall, Esqr, Governour of this Colony, now in this Assembly took the oath required to be taken by all Governours of her Majesties Colonys or Plantations in [100] America, &c., in' and by an Act of Parliament made || in the seventh and eighth years of the reign of his late Majestie King William the third, intituled An Act for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade ; which oath was administred to him by the Honourable the Deputy Governour and the Council.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Thomas Olcott, jun", to be Lieutenant, and John Meakins to be Ensign of the company or trainband on the east side of Connecticutt River, in the town of Hartford.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. James Beebee to be Captain, and Mr. Josiah Starr to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Daniell Bennedick to be Ensign of the company or trainband in the town of Danbury.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Samuel Fish to be Captain, and Mr. Samuel Avery to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Phillip Bill to be Ensign of the company or trainband in the town of Groton.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Stephen Bishop to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Janna Meigs to be Ensign of the company or trainband in the village of East Guilford. .

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Titus Hinman to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Joseph Minor to be Ensign of the company or trainband in the town of Woodbury.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. John Bassett to be Captain, and Mr. Samuell Thomson to be Lieutenant, and Mr. William Johnson to be Ensign of the first company or trainband in the town of Newhaven.

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This Assembly do establish and confirm Capt. John Munson to be Captain, and Mr. John Thomson to be Lieutenant, of the second company or trainband in the town of Newhaven.

The Honbl Gurdon Saltonstall, Esqr, now laid before this Assembly sundry letters and writings which he had received from and sent to the Secretary of State, the Lords of the Council of Trade, our Agent Sir Henry Ashurst, and others, since the last session of this Assembly, relating to the publick business and affairs of this Colony, and recommended the consideration of them to this Assembly.

Upon consideration of the great pains and extraordinary charge of the Honbl Gurdon Saltonstall, Esqr, Governour, in the Colonys service in the two years now last past, this Assembly do now grant unto him out of the publick treasury of this Colony, the sum of one hundred forty six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, as money, to be paid him in the bills of credit of the Colony, for his service aforesaid until this time, besides what hath been formerly granted and paid to him.

William Pitkin of Hartford, Esqr, is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court and Court of Probate in the county of Hartford, for the year ensuing ;and John Eliot, Esqr, John Hooker, Esqr, Robert Wells, Esq”,

inline country of artipru, or the year eas Richard Lord, Esqr, Joseph Talcott, Esqr, and John Higley, Esqr, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of Hartford for the year ensuing ;—and Mr. John Moore, Mr. Roger Woolcott, Capt. Thomas Hart, Mr. Samuell Hale, Capt. Nathanael White, Mr. James Wells, Capt. Thomas Gates, Mr. Michael Tainter, Mr. Joshua Ripley, and Deacon Thomas Judd, are by this Court chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of Hartford, for the year ensuing.

John Alling of Newhaven, Esq', is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court and Court of Probate in the county of Newhaven, for the year ensuing ;and Warham Mather, Esq", Abraham Bradlý, Esq", William Maltbie, Esq', Abraham Fowler, Esq", Jonathan Law, Esq", Joseph Treat, Esq", Thomas Yale, Esqr, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of Newhaven for the year ensuing ;[101] || and Mr. Jerremiah Osborn, Major Ebenezer Johnson, Deacon John Hall, and Mr. James Wadsworth, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of Newhaven, for the year ensuing.

Richard Christophers of New London, Esq”, is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court and Court of Probate in the county of New London, for the year ensuing; and William Ely, Esq", Nehemiah Smith, Esq, Richard Bushnell, Esq', Ephraim Minor, Esq", Daniell Taylor, Esq", Nathanael Cheesebrough, Esqr, Jonathan Prentts, Esqr, and John Plumb, Esq", and Nathanael Lynde, Esq", are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of New London for the year ensuing ;—and Mr. Robert Chapman, Mr. Samuel Buell, Mr. Joseph Peck, Capt. James Morgan, Mr. Jonathan Tracy, Mr. Daniel Brewster, Capt. William Clark, Mr. William Holton, and Mr. Thomas Williams, and Mr. Thomas Boles, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of New London, for the year ensuing.

The Honbl Nathan Gold, Esqr, is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the Court of Probate in the county of Fairfield for the year ensuing.

Peter Burr of Fairfield, Esqf, is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court in the county of Fairfield for the year ensuing ;—and James Olmstead, Esqr, John Minor, Esqr, James Judson, Esq", Jonathan Sellick, Esqi, John Sherman, Esq', Joseph Wakeman, Esqr, and James Bennitt, Esq", are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of Fairfield, for the year ensuing ;—and Capt. James Beebee, Mr. Joshua Knap, Mr. Samuel Peck, and Mr. Samuel Hoyt, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of Fairfield, for the year ensuing.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Samuel Humphrey to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Richard Case to be Ensign, of the company or trainband in the town of Simsbury.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. William Goodrich to be Lieutenant of the north company or trainband in the town of Wethersfield.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Josiah Barber to be Lieutenant of the company or trainband on the south side of the riveret in the town of Windsor.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Joseph Platt to be Captain, Mr. Mathew Seamore to be Lieutenant, and Mr. James Stewart to be Ensign, of the north company or trainband in the town of Norwalk.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. John Raymond to be Captain, Mr. Samuell Hanford to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Samuel Comstock to be Ensign, of the south company or trainband in the town of Norwalk.

It is ordered and enacted by this Assembly, That there shall be allowed and paid out of the publick treasury of this Colony, by the treasurer, to the constables, for collecting the country rate granted by this Assembly in June, 1709, two pence upon the pound for all that part thereof which shall be collected in bills of credit, and four pence upon the pound for so much thereof as shall be collected in provisions, and no more.

Upon consideration of the petition of John Sloss of Fairfield, now presented to this Assembly, praying that an action late depending in the county court held at Fairfield in March last past, between the petitioner and Mr. Joseph Phippen of Fairfield, and there withdrawn by Gideon Allyn, may be revived, &c., and this Assembly having heard the pleas of both the said parties, do not see cause to grant to the petitioner the [102] matter petitioned for, but do adjudge the || petitioner to pay to the said Joseph Phippen the cost of his attendance at this Assembly upon the said petition, which is allowed to be thirty six shillings in pay, and that execution shall be granted for the same accordingly. Execution was granted June 28th, 1710.

Upon consideration of the petition of Samuell Oviat, Thomas Oviat, Wm Addams, and Josiah Wetmore, of Milford, now presented to this Assembly, praying that an action of the case which the said petitioners commenced against Capt. Joseph Treat of Milford, for the recovery of two parcels of land, at a county court held at Newhaven, in March, 1708-9, and which (by review) was depending in the county court held at Newhaven, in November, 1709, where the petitioners were nonsuited, may be revived and proceed to a tryal at the next county court to be holden at Newhaven aforesaid : This Assembly do order and enact, that the said action is and shall be revived, and proceed to tryal in law at the county court to be holden at Newhaven in November next, and further as the law allows, the said non-suit notwithstanding.

Upon consideration of the petition of Bevell Waters of Hartford, now presented to this Assembly, praying that the proceedings of the courts of assistants held in May and October, 1708, upon an action of the case there depending between the petitioner and Robert Sandford, may be reversed, and that he may have a new tryal : This Assembly do not see reason to grant either of the matters petitioned for, but do adjudge the

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