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estates, unless the said town of Kellingly shall cause a true list under the hands of qualifyed listers to be returned to the secretary, to be entered in the general roll of lists, on or before the last day of January next.

Upon consideration of the petition of the inhabitants at the village of East Haven: This Assembly find upon examination that the last act of this Assembly, dated October, 1710, determines them to have no other powers then those that are common to other parishes, and therefore are of opinion that the law does not put the care of the poor into their hands, but into the town of New Haven.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the town of Canterbury are hereby assessed at four thousand pounds, to be set in the general list of estates, unless the said town of Canterbury do cause a true list of their estate under the hands of qualifyed listers to be returned to the secretary on or before the last day of January next.

The petition of the north east parish in New Haven, to have twelve families of the town adjoyning to them added to their parish, is granted with this proviso, that what act or acts about setting the meeting house and settling a minister are already passed among them be void. And provided also, that if the honourable Deputy Governour, and the Reverend Mr. Samuel Andrews be obtained to advise relating to these affairs, and if they cant bring them to an agreement, that then they shall have power to determine all difficulties that may arise in providing for the settling of a worthy minister among them, and the place for building a meeting house. [64] This Assembly grant Mr. Jonathan Law, Speaker, for ħis good service in the post of a speaker, twenty five shillings, to be drawn out of the publick treasury.

This Assembly grant Mr. John Hooker for his good service in the post of a clerk this session, twenty shillings, to be drawn out of the publick treasury.

This Assembly grant Hez. Wyllys, Secretary, the sum of eight pounds, to be drawn out of the publick treasury, for his service in that post for this present year.

It is enacted by the Governour, Council and Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That all swine going at large upon the commons, not being sufficiently ring'd and yoakt, doing damages in any common field or particular inclosure, and being impounded, the owners of such swine shall pay one shilling per head and all damages, notwithstanding the insufficiency of the fence; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

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Cost allowed by this Assembly to Silence Wilcoxson, for her attendance at this Assembly upon the citation of, and answer to the petition of Ebenz Wilcoxson and Thomas Munson, and Mary, his wife, the sum of £1 58. Od.

This Assembly having considered the reports and representations made by the honourable the Governour at the opening this sessions, relating to the affairs of the ports, as also to the letter wrote to our agent in Great Britain, by his Honour and Council, at Seybrook, in June last, upon the same head, and being fully satisfyed with the proceedings therein: Resolved, that the thanks of this Assembly be returned to the honourable the Governour, for his great pains and care therein. [65] This Assembly grant to James Peck, constable, || three shillings per day, which amounteth to thirty nine shillings, for his attendance this present session.

This Assembly do appoint the second Wednesday in November next to be observed as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God, and desire the honourable the Governour to draw and send forth a proclamation accordingly through this Colony.

The whole record of the several acts, grants and orders of this Assembly, as they stand entered in the pages of this book next preceding, were read in the presence of both Houses, and ordered to be signed by the Secretary as perfect and compleat.

Hez: WYLLYS, Sec’ry. This Court is adjourn'd till the Governour or Deputy Governour shall see cause to call them to meet again.

[91] AT A MEETING OF THE GOVERNOUR AND COUNCIL IN NEW

LONDON, DECEMBER 21st, 1716.
Present, The Honble Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq', Governour.

Richard Christophers, Esq', Assistant.
Jonathan Prentts, For Christopher Christophers.

John Plumbe, se 1. John Pickett. Upon a motion made to this board for the calling a special superiour court, for the tryal of a negroe prisoner in the county of Fairfield : This board are of opinion, that it is not necessary to call such a court upon that occasion.

The Governour communicated to this board a letter from Mr. Shackmaple, dated December 21st, 1716, which was read and an answer sent him.

estates, unless the said town of Kellingly shall cause a true list under the hands of qualifyed listers to be returned to the secretary, to be entered in the general roll of lists, on or before the last day of January next.

Upon consideration of the petition of the inhabitants at the village of East Haven: This Assembly find upon examination that the last act of this Assembly, dated October, 1710, determines them to have no other powers then those that are common to other parishes, and therefore are of opinion that the law does not put the care of the poor into their hands, but into the town of New Haven.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the town of Canterbury are hereby assessed at four thousand pounds, to be set in the general list of estates, unless the said town of Canterbury do cause a true list of their estate under the hands of qualifyed listers to be returned to the secretary on or before the last day of January next.

The petition of the north east parish in New Haven, to have twelve families of the town adjoyning to them added to their parish, is granted with this proviso, that what act or acts about setting the meeting house and settling a minister are already passed among them be void. And provided also, that if the honourable Deputy Governour, and the Reverend Mr. Samuel Andrews be obtained to advise relating to these affairs, and if they cant bring them to an agreement, that then they shall have power to determine all difficulties that may arise in providing for the settling of a worthy minister among them, and the place for building a meeting house. [64] This Assembly grant Mr. Jonathan Law, Speaker, for his good service in the post of a speaker, twenty five shillings, to be drawn out of the publick treasury.

This Assembly grant Mr. John Hooker for his good service in the post of a clerk this session, twenty shillings, to be drawn out of the publick treasury.

This Assembly grant Hez. Wyllys, Secretary, the sum :** eight pounds, to be drawn out of the publick treasury, for service in that post for this present year.

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ject in general, and of respect to the tenement for the prevention of the

(till further provision may · justices of the peace, that Jurage and prevent, as much nereafter be attempted, to the nd the said Waterman in pari upon complaint made to them, quire into any such force, which jgn lord the King, may be made mo and bind such offenders to the

AT A MEETING OF THE GOVERNOUR AND COUNCIL IN New LON

DON, JANUARY 8Th, 1714.
Present, The Honble Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq", Governour.
Daniel Wetherell, Esq”,

Christopher Christophers,
Richard Christophers, Esq', Assistant. John Pickett.
Jonathan Prentts, Esq',

Upon complaint of John Waterman, that having possession by lease bearing date November 6th, 1716, from Mr. John Woodward, of a piece of land in Norwich, unfenced, and being on the said land to cart from it a load of firewood, Simon Tracy of said town, under colour of a warrant from Mr. Justice Bushnell, dated December 6th, 1716, did on the 18th of said December, hinder him from loading, and with the assistance of others pulled the wood out of his cart; which said Wa[92] terman opposing || them in, and warning the said Tracy not to obstruct him, was therefore, under colour of another warrant from said Bushnell, dated the 26th of said December, carried before Mr. Justice Clark of Lebanon, and there by said Clark on the first of this present January, bound over to the county court at New London in June next, and bound to the peace; by which force he is still hindred from making use of the said land, as by his said lease he may lawfully do; copies of the warrants and process before the said justices respectively being produced to this board.

Upon the consideration of these proceedings, which appear to be extraordinary, and very different from the common method in cases of waste, even when unlawfully made by any tenant, and tending to the hinderance and wrong of his Majesties subjects, by putting them off their tenements and hindering their improvements, unless there be great and sufficient reason for it: For the remedying of which disorders, it is thought proper and resolved, that the clerk of the council do signifie to the said justices the above complaint, in a letter, with direction that they attend this board on the 15th instant, and give a right understanding of their proceedings above referred to.

AT A MEETING OF THE GOVERNOUR AND COUNCIL IN New LON

DON, JANUARY 1577, 1718.
Present, The Honble Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq', Governour.

Daniel Wetherell, Esq,
Richard Christophers, Esq', Assistant.
Jonathan Prentts,
John Plumbe, so

Esq”.
Christopher Christophers.
[93] Upon the order of the Sthe instant, Mr. Justice || Bushnell and
Mr. Justice Clark, having heard read to them the complaint of Mr.
John Waterman, presented on the 8th instant, together with the copies

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