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EARLY RECORDS

OF THE

TOWN OF DERRYFIELD, N. H.

Province of New Hampshir: George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland Kingdefender of the faith &

To all to whom these Presents Shall Come Greeting

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Whereas our Loyal subjects Inhabitants of a Track of Land within our Province of New Hampshire aforesaid Lying partly within that part of our province of New Hampshire Called London Derry in part and in part in Chester and in part of Land not heretofore granted to any town within our Province afore Said Have Humbly Petitioned and Requesed to us that they may be Erected & Incorporated into a township and Infranchized with the same powers and Priviledges wich other towns within our said Province by Law have and Enjoy and it appearing to us to be Conducive to the general Good of our said Province as well as of the said Inhabiteints in Particular by maintaining good order and Encouraging the Culture of the Land that the same should be done

Know ye therefore that we of our Especial grace Certain Knowlege and for the Encouragement and promoting the good purposes and ends aforesaid By and with the advise of our trusty and well beloved Benning Wertworth Esqour Governour and Commander in chief and of our Counceil of our Province of New Hampshire aforesaid have Erected and

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ordaind and by these presents for our hiers and successors Do will and ordain that the Inhabitants of a tract of land aforesaid or that shall Inhabit and improve thereon hereafter Butted and bounded as follows viz Begining at a pitch pine tree standing upon the town Line Betwen Chester and London Derry marked one Hundred and thirty four bing the Bounds of one of the sixty acre Lotts in ́said Chester being the south Eaist Corner of Said lott thence Runing South in to the townshipe of Londonderry one hundred and sixty Rods to a stake and Stones thence Runing weast to Londonderry North & South line thence Runing south upon Londonderry Line to the head line of Litchfield to a stake and stones thence Runing upon the head line of Litchfield to the Bank of mirremeck River thence runing up said River as the River Runs Eight miles to a stake and stones standing upon the Bank of said River thence Runing East south East one mile and three quarters through land not Granted to any town untill it comes to Chester Line thence Runing tow miles and an half & fifty two Rods on the same course into the township of Chester to a stake and Stones thence Runing south four miles and on Half to the bounds first mentioned all which Lands within said bounds which Lyes within the townships of Londonderry and Chester aforesaid not to be liable to pay any taxes or Rates but as they shall be settled and by thes presents are Declared and Ordained to be a town Corporated & are hereby Erected and in Corporated into a body Politick and a Corporation to have continuance forever by the name of Derryfield with all the powers & authorities Priviledges Immunities & Infranchizes to them the said Inhabitants & their Sucessors for ever always Reserving to us our heirs and successors all white Pine trees growing and bing or that shall here after grow and be one the Said tract of land fit for the use of our Royal Navy Reserving also the power of Dividing said town to us our heirs and successors when it shall apper necessary & conveniant for the Benefiet of the Inhabitants thereof

and as the several towns within our said Province of New

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