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This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr John Hawley of Stratford to be Lieutenant of the company or trainband in the town of Stratford.

This Assembly do order and appoint William Pitkin, Esqr, Major John Chester, John Elliot, Esq", and the Secretary of this Colony, to be a committee to prepare the manuscript laws of this Colony, enacted before the session of this Assembly, and make them ready for the press, which laws so prepared shall be presented to the General Assembly in October next, to be by them perused and approved in order to be printed.*

This Assembly do grant and allow to Josiah Barber of Windsor the sum of ten pounds in pay, out of the publick treasury of this Colony, which is to satisfie and pay him all the wages of his son, who was killed by the enemy the last summer in the service of this Colony, and also for a blanket he lost at that time. And this Assembly do order and direct the committee of war in the county of Hartford to consider what ought to be allowed to the said Barber on account of a gun which he lost at the time his son was killed as aforesaid, and to give order to the Treasurer to pay him what they shall judge reasonable. [66] This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. John Seward to be Captain, Mr. Andrew Ward to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Samuell Hill to be Ensign of the second company or trainband in the town of Guilford.

This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Nathanael Stone to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Daniell Bartlett to be Ensign of the first company or trainband in the town of Guilford.

This Assembly do grant their consent and full liberty to the inhabitants of the village of East-haven in this Colony, to imbody themselves into church estate, with the approbation of their neighbouring churches.

This Assembly do grant to the Honourable Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq", Governour of this Colony, the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds in pay, for his salery the year past, and also the sum of eighty pounds more in pay (as a gratuity) to be paid him out of the publick treasury of this Colony.

This Assembly do grant liberty and full power to Thomas Dickerson of Stratford, of about twenty years of age, a poor decrepid person, to sell a certain piece of land to him belonging, lying and being in Stratford, of the quantity of about two acres and an half, for the procuring money to pay and satisfie

* The Journals of the two houses at the October session, 1709, show that an act for publishing the laws was passed at that session.

the doctors that he hath improved to endeavour his cure; provided he do bargain and sell the same by and with the advice and direction of Mathew Sherwood of Stratfield.

This Assembly do grant their consent and full liberty to the inhabitants on the north side of the riveret in the town of Middletown to imbody themselves into church estate, with the approbation of their neighbour churches.

This Assembly grants liberty and full power and authority to John Shepard and Thomas Shepard of Hartford, administrators on the estate of their late father, Serji John Shepard of Hartford, deceased, to sell so much of the lands of the estate left by the said deceased, as may be sufficient to pay all the debts now remaining due from the said estate, and the said administrators charges, and also to furnish the widow with necessary moveables to the value of ten pounds in pay for her own use, by and with the direction, order and allowance of the court of probates in the county of Hartford, and to make, seal and execute the necessary and lawfull deeds and conveyances of the same.

This Assembly grants liberty and full power to Sarah Crane of Wethersfield, widow, administratrix on the estate of her late husband, Joseph Crane of said Wethersfield, deceased, (with the allowance and advice of the court of probates in the county of Hartford,) to sell so much of the lands belonging to the said estate as may produce effects sufficient, with the moveables thereof, to pay all the debts due from the said estate.

This Assembly grants liberty and full power to Sarah Bennett, widow, and John Odell of Stratfield, administrators on the estate of James Bennit, junior, late of Stratfield, deceased, (with the allowance and advice of the Honbl Nathan Gold, Èsqr, and Lieut. James Bennit,) to sell so much of lands belonging to the estate of the said deceased, as may produce the sum of sixty seven pounds thirteen shillings and five pence, to pay for and towards the debts of the said deceased due to the crditors of his estate.

It is ordered and enacted by the Governour, Council and Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the reverend elders, the general delegates of the several associations of elders within this Colony, now assembled in Hartford, do revise and prepare for the press the Confession of Faith, Articles of Agreement between the United Brethren in England, formerly called Presbiterian and Congregational, together with the Discipline agreed upon by the General Council of the reverend elders and churches [67] || of this Colony, assembled at Saybrook, September 9th, 1708, and by their order presented to the General Assembly holden in Newhaven, the 14th of October last, and approved by the said Assembly; and being revised, that the same shall be forthwith printed.

Upon consideration of the petition of John Hollister, senior, of Glassenbury, now presented to this Assembly, praying that an action of debt upon a bond of arbitration late depending between the said petitioner and Thomas Treat of Glassenbury, may be revived and heard and tryed at the court of assistants to be holden at Newhaven in October next, or else that the last judgment of the county court in the county of Hartford, upon the said action, be reversed ; and this Assembly having heard the pleas of the said parties upon the said petition, do not see cause to grant either of the matters petitioned for ; and this Assembly do adjudge the petitioner to pay to the said Thomas Treat the sum of seventeen shillings in pay, for his attendance at this Assembly upon the said petition, and that execution shall be granted for the same accordingly.

Upon consideration of the petition of Samuel Hale, John Hubbard, and Joseph Hollister, of Glassenbury, presented to this Assembly, praying that an action of trespass late depending in the court of assistants held at Hartford the 3d day of this instant month of May, between the said petitioners and Ephraim Goodrich of said Glassenbury, and there dismissed, may be revived and heard and tryed at the court of assistants to be bolden at Newhaven in October next; and upon consideration of the pleas of the said parties upon the said petition: this Assembly do order, enact, and declare, that the said action is and shall be revived and heard, tryed and issued, at the court of assistants to be holden at Newhaven in October next, and that the said petitioners shall pay to the said Goodrich his cost of attendance at the said court of assistants held the third instant, and also the cost of his attendance at this Assembly at this time, which cost of attendance at this time is now allowed to be nineteen shillings in pay.

Upon consideration of the petition of John Dyxx, jun", of Hartford, presented to this Assembly, praying that an appeal may be granted to him from the judgment of the county court held at Hartford in March last past, given against the said John Dixx upon an action there depending between the said petitioner and Zachariah Sandford of Hartford ; and this Assembly having heard the pleas of the said parties upon the said petition, do now grant and order, that the said John Dixx shall have an appeal granted to him by the county court of

the said county of Hartford, from the said judgment, to the court of assistants to be holden at Newhaven in October next; provided he shall give bond as the law requires in such case. And this Court do now order that the execution issued out upon the said judgment shall not be further prosecuted until the said appeal shall be heard, and the case tryed at the said court of assistants; and that the said John Dyx shall pay to the said Zachariah Sandford the cost of his attendance at this Assembly, which is allowed to be twenty two shillings and six pence in pay. Erecution was granted November 4th, 1709.

This Assembly doth appoint and impower Mr. Ichabod Wells of Hartford, to survey and lay out unto and for Mr. Benjamin [68] Woodbridge, (or his | son, Mr. Samuel Woodbridge of Hartford,) the quantity of one hundred acres of the Colonys land, for the one half of two hundred acres of land granted to him by the General Assembly of this Colony, May 12th, 1681. Provided it shall be laid out where it may not prejudice any former grant, and at the cost and charge of the said Benjamin or Samuel Woodbridge.

This Assembly do nominate and appoint Doctor Jacob Read of Simsbury, Mr. Duran of Derby, and Mr. Wheelar of Stratfield, to be chirurgeons and physitians to go with the army in the expedition against Canada, or any two of them.

This Assembly do allow and grant that the commissary who shall march with the army from this Colony in the expedition against Canada, shall be allowed and paid out of the publick treasury of this Colony, the sum of five shillings per day for his wages, in country pay.

Il is ordered and enacted by this Assembly, That Doctor Jacob Read shall be allowed and paid out of the publick treasury of this Colony, the sum of five shillings per day for his wages, in pay, provided he do go as doctor in the expedition against Canada. And this Assembly grants lycense to the said Jacob Read to practice phisick and surgery.

Whereas the General Assembly of this Colony, held at Hartford, May 8th, 1701, did give and grant to Mr. John Blackleach of Hartford, (administrator on the estate of his son, John Blackleach, late of Farmingtown, deceased,) full power to sell one certain piece or parcel of land of about twelve acres, lying and being in Hartford aforesaid, (which did sometime belong to Thomas Wells of said Hartford, deceased, and was by him mortgaged to John Sad, sometime of the same Hartford, deceased, who in his lifetime did bargain, sell and assign the same land so mortgaged to the said John Blackleach of Farmingtown, deceased,) to produce money to

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pay a debt due to the executors of the said John Sadd, deceased, and the residue of the produce thereof the said Assembly did order to be improved for the benefit of the relict and children of the said Thomas Wells, deceased : And whereas the said Jno Blackleach, then of Hartford, notwithstanding the said power given to him, did omit and neglect to sell the said land and to pay the said debt, which yet remains due and undischarged,—Therefore, this Court do now give and grant full power and authority to John Olcott of Hartford, the present administrator on the estate of the said John Blackleach late of Farmington, deceased, to sell the said parcel of land, and to make, seal and execute the necessary and lawfull deeds thereof, and of the effects thereof, to pay and discharge the said debt due to the executors. of the last will of the said John Sadd, and the residue of the produce upon his sale to secure and improve for the benefit of the said relict and chil. dren. Provided always, the said John Olcott shall not make sale of the said land, nor dispose of the effects thereof, but by and with the advice and approbation of the court of probates in the county of Hartford.

Whereas the General Assembly of this Colony in sometime past did lycense and allow the executors of the last will and testament of John Hallam, late of Stoningtown, deceased, to sell some lands of the estate of the said deceased to procure money wherewith to pay his debts; and Fergus Medowell executor, and Prudence Minor executrix of the said will, having sold four acres and one rood of the land of the said Hallam to William Cheesbrough of Stoningtown, and one hundred and fifty two acres to the said William Cheesbrough, and four acres to Elnathan Minor, and one hundred and one acres to William Denison, and having improved the effects thereof in [69] paying the debts of the said || deceased: This Court do therefore now ratify, approve and confirm the several bargains and sales of land aforementioned, made by the executors aforenamed.

It is ordered and enacted by the Deputy Governour, Council and Representatives, now in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That all collectors and naval officers appointed in the several ports within this Colony shall have for entering and clearing vessels and other things, the fees hereafter mentioned and set down, that is to say, For entering one shilling, and clearing two shillings, 1. s. d. coasting vessels, - -

- 030 For entering and clearing vessels trading to foreign

parts, each two shillings and six pence, - ..050

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