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his daughter Mary Pickett an apprentice for 14 yeares and 4 monthes to Griffine Craft of Roxsberry as apears by Indenture baring date the 18 March 4 wich Indentur is Kept amongst the Towne Records.
31:1: 62. Att a meetinge of Petter Olliver, Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, James Olliver, John Jollife, Edward Ranceford, Hezekiah Usher
Itt is Ordered that all swine whatsoever which shall be found out of the grounds of their Owners, within the bounds of the Towne of Boston, without being suficiently yoaked and ringed after the 18.] 12th day of Aprill 1662, all owners shall forfeit for euery such Swinne, euery Time soe found the sumne of 2'. 64. That there may be noe excuse for the suficient yoaking and ringing, Thomas Leader Sen' is hereby ordered to attend the yoakeing and ringinge of the Swinne of the sd Towne, And is heareby further impowred to seize all forfeitures that shall arise by Swinne not being yoaked and ringed according to order, the one halfe of the forfeiture to himeselfe the other to the Towne vse.
William Whittwell is licensed to draw beere for the yeare ensuinge, the like liberty William Pollard, William Wardall, Clemment Groose, Widdow Thomas.
John Gee hath liberty to open shop vppon Sargt Norden notice of his abillitye to carry on bis Callinge.
Itt is Ordered that M'. Petter Olliuer is to Joine with the deacons of the Church of Boston in the receiueing of Capt Keane legacye of £120 giuen to the poore, and further heareby ordered to receiue Mr Webbs Legacie of £100. with seuerall other gifts that are giuen for the erecting of an Allmehouse, being heareby authorized and impowred by the selectmen of the Toñ to agree and compound with seuerall workemen for stones, Timber, &c. for the errecting and finishing of the sd Allmehouse.
Itt is ordered that the order about sheep made the 29 : 2mo : 61. stands in force.
William Woodcock fined 20for intertaining Inmaites contrary to Towne order. Wheareas sundry of our Inbabitants haue receiued into their houses diuers p'sons of ill behauiour belonging to other places, who vpon inquiry after y according to Towne order, vpon their vnsettled aboad in any of theire houses haue been denied as Inmates, & they shifting from house to house, which vnles timely p'vented as it hath already bin to o* detriment soe it threatens further mischiefe and chardge vnto vs; It is thearfore ordered that if any of our Inhabitants shall from the 5th day of Aprill next receiue any such p'son or p'sons into their houses, the entertainner shall pay 20‘. for each night that any one shall be soe intertainned, to be leuyed by distres vpon the warrant of ye Towne Treasurer vnto the Counstable o his deputy.
Thomas Willshire is Chosen Cow keeper for yoycare and to hane 2. 64. for euery head.
Itt is Ordered that M' Joshua Scottow is to accompany Leu Fisher and John Tuttle to Joine with Lyñe Select men, of whom theay shall apoint to Runn the Lien betwixt the Towne of Boston
and Lynn the 22th of Aprill next, According to the Agrement past by mutuall consent of the Selectmen of each Towne giuen ynder heare hands bearing date the 24 : 4m: 1661.
[9.] 28th, 2mo. 1662. Att a metting of Edward Rannsford, Petter Olliver, James Olliver, Tho. Lake, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, John Jollife
Mr. Thomas Rucke makeing a motion to the Selectmen for stilling strong watters and retayling, considering his age which disinables hime from other Imploym" and his opertunety to supply passengers which passe ouer ye Ferry doe conceiue him fitt for that Imploy and needfull to graunt his request, And humbly intreat the hond Court to graunt hiine licence thearynto.
John Vynall is licenced to draw Beere and Winne.
Itt is Ordered that John Marshall for the South end of the Towne & Edward Barker for the North end, to take care to preuent all such disorders by youth or other parsons on the lord day, or other times of the publicke worship of God.
The returne of LeuFisher Cap. Olliuer, Joshua Scoitow and John Tuttle, Mettinge with the Townsmen of Lynn att Bridesbrook according to agrement signed the 24th 4m last past to runn the line between the tow Townes, Leut. Fisher set his compas, but himeselfe and their Artist not agreeinge of the variation, they desired to know, of the said Townsmen, wheather in case, we sent for M' Damforth who was to be ympire wheather theay would submitt to his determination, theay replied noe for theare Towne was reasolued to put it to the Gennerall Court, vnles theire Artists could agree to runn without varacion, this being read befor the Townsmen of Lyn.
Itt is Ordered that Thomas Willsheer is to cleare the Streets or elce weare within the bounds of the Towne of Boston of all Carrinon & matters of offenciue natuer, for his payenes the Treasurer of the Towne is to satisfye him, further hee is heareby ordered to pownd all horses of dry Cattle that haue not lyberty to feed on the Common.
Itt is Ordered that the Counstables begine there watch the first of the 3d mo att night according to instructions given and to continnew the sd watch till further order be taken to the contrary.
Itt is Ordered that the Treasurer of the Towne shall pay to M* Petter Olliuer £8. In and for the consideration of a foott Bridge now erected betwixt MBrentons and the Towne ground and to kepp and maintaine the same in good repaire for 6 yeares ensueing from the date hereof.
Itt is Ordered that thes following Instructions for regulatinge the Counstable watche be giuen out for the ensueing yeare 1662:
1. That the watch shall be set & attend theire charge att nine of the clocke in the Eueninge, and not dismissed vntell 5 in the morning & shall be dismissed by the Counstable or one apointed by the Counstable.
2. Because the Towne hath beene many times betrusted with a watche consistinge of youths, That therefore from henceforth the Counstable shall see to it, that one halfe of the watch att least
(*See fol. 38) be householders, & such as the charge of ye Towne (soe farr as respects watchmen) may be committed to.
3. That the Counstable shall discharge from watchinge in theire owne persons, any that are of notorious euill life & manners & likewise such as would watch two nights togeather, not haueing sufficient sleepe betweene.
4. The number of persons ordinarily shall be eight, beside the Counstable or his deputie, one of wch shall be vpon the watch euery night, to looke after the exact performance of the charge, & the deputy shall be some man of trust.
5. The place where the watch shall make apearance shall bee in the liberty of the Counstable to apoint, and like wise the weapon they serue with.
(10.] 6. A charge shall be giuen verballie, or read vnto the watch euery night. The Form of Charge. 1. That they Sllentlie but vigilantlie walke theire seuerall turnes in the seuerall quarters and partes of the Towne, two by two, a youth allwayes joyned with an elder and more sober person, & two be allwayes about the markitt place.
2. If after 10 of ye clocke they see any lights, then to make discreett inquiry, whether there be a warrantable cause, likewise if they heare apy noyse or disorderlye carriage in any house wisely to demand a reason of it, & if it apeare a reall disorder, that men are danceing, drinckeing, Singinge vainlie &c, they shall admonish them to cease, but if they diserne the Continnuance of it after moderate admonition, then to acquainte the Counstable of it, or him that bath the care of ye watch for that night, who shall see to the redresse of it & take the names of the persons to acquaint authoritie there with.
3. That they vigilantlye view the water side & motion of vessels about the shoore, & prudentlie take accompt of such as goe out or come in not hinderinge any in theire lawfull affaires, nor (if it be possible) suffering any to practice vnlawfullye, nor keep any disorder in or about theire vessells.
4. To look to the great Gunns & fortifications.
5. If they finde any younge men, Maydes, women or other persons, not of knowen fidellitie, & vpon lawfull occation walkeing after 10 of the clocke at night that they modestly demand the cause of theire being abroad, & if it apeare that they are vpon ille minded imployme then to watch them narrowlye & to command them to repaire to theire lodginges, & in case they obstinately refuse to give a rationall accompt of theire busines, ore to repaire home, then to secure them vntill the morninge.
6. For as much as the watch is to see to the regulateinge of other men actions & manners, that theirefore they be exemplary themselues neither vseing any vncleane or corrupt language, nor ynmanerlye or vnbeseming tearmes vnto any, but that they behave themselues soe that any person of quallitye, ore strangers y' ar vppon occation abroad late, may acknowledge that o' watch neglects not due examination, nor offers any iust cause of proucation.
7. That the Towne house be in a spetiall manner regarded by yo watch to see y' none take tobacco or vse any fire vnder of about the same.
Mr Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Sam Bennitt, & Jno Tuttill for Perambulation betweene Boston & Lynn.
Itt is ordered yt ye Constable of muddy riuer seize ye rayles & payles cleft on ye Comon by Leiu' Remington & to dispose of them to ye Townes Treasurers order.
Whereas ye Pitts by Henry Bridgams were lett to Cape Johnson for 7 yeares & hee hath this day desired a release of his contract wth ye Towne, ye same being accepted by us, ye fore mentioned Pitts are now lett to Henry Bridgam for 7 yeares, hee paying 159 p. annum to ye Townes Treasurer.
Wm Whittwell is licensed to draw beere for this yeare, Goodwife Vpsall bath ye. like liberty, Clement Gross hath ye like liberty, as also Wm Pollard.
Itt is Ordered y no person shall fell any timber vpon any of ye Townes Comons upon pænalty of 10% for every tree felled withoutt leaue.
Peter Olliuer & Peter Aspinwall are deputed to joyne wth Cambridg men to lay outt a high way from Muddy-riuer to Cambridg.
Itt is Ordered yt ye surveyors of ye high wayes att muddy riuer shall forthwth repayre ye high way to Water towne mill where itt is defectiue.
Edward Cowell & Joseph Gridley are chosen to bee execution's of ye Townes orders respecting swine for this yeare in consideration whereof all fines except forfeitures shall accrue to ye sd ptyes.
8: 2:1661. Att a generall Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house Vpon ye Petition of Leiut Robt Turner & Peter Olliuer respecting ye Cedar swamp att Muddy Riuer wch. was lett to them by Lease yt ye sa. Lease may bee for euer. Itt is Ordered, ye Propriety of ye sa swamp shall belong to ye. sa p'tyes for euer upon ye. paym' of ye rent mentioned in ye former Lease.
In answer to Mr Scottowes petition Itt is ordered ye ye former Comittee deputed ye 5–9-60 be appointed wth such other of ye ancient select men as Mr Scottow pleases to giue answer on ye Townes behalfe to yo sa petičon.
The Instructions for ye select men signed by ye Committee appointed to draw them vp, being read, were voted ye they should bee in force till new were appointed.
[3.] 29: 2: 1661. Att a meeting of Jno. Hull, Jo®. Scottow. Hez. Usher, Peter Olliver & Wm. Davis Whereas Wm Blantan hath hired some pcells of land for 7 yeares next ensuing beginning ye first month — the dimensions of ye sa land is 8 Rod 6 foote 4 inches in front next ye high way, & in length downe to ye sea, in consideration whereof hee is to pay 14 p. annum to yo Townes Treasurer & all records of form". contracts are hereby made null
W Wardell is allowed to draw beere for ye yeare ensuing. Lieut: Robt Turner hath ye. like liberty granted to him
Thos Blott is chosen Cow keeper for this yeare.
Itt is Ordered yt ye Constables begin their watch ye 1st of ye 3mo. att night according to instructions to former Constables & to continue ye. sd watch till farther order bee taken to ye. contrary
Peter Olliuer is chosen sealer of Weights & measures in ye place of Nat. Williams deceased.
Whereas a small pcell of land was some yeares since sold to M' John Newgate lying on ye east side of his land in Sudbury streete & is now fenced in by him; ye gd land is hereby confirmed to M' Jno Newgate for euer.
Itt is Ordered yt two foote of ground bee allowed to M' Symon Lyndes land att ye southeast end of his stone house by ye dock & so to rang along euen wth ye cellar doore att ye east end of his gd house, wch land is allowed him in consideration of his taking in an old ware house into his yard whereby ye high way is enlarged.
Whereas sundry of ye Inhabitants desire to keepe sheepe vpon yo Comon instead of Cowes, Itt is ordered yt all such psons shall pvide a keeper for theire sheepe; & if any sheepe bee found wthoutt a keeper, itt shall be lawfull for any pson to impound such sheepe, for wch ye owners shall pay 2d for euery sheepe so impounded, & shall be lyable to pay all damage done to any by them, in inclosures or otherwise.
Itt is Ordered yt all swine within the Towne shall bee kept vp in their owners ground, & if any swine bee found abroad after ye last day of ye next month, ye owners of such swine so found abroad shall pay 28• 6d. for euery such swine so found abroad & Edward Cowell & Joseph Gridly are required to give notice hereof to all ye Inhabitants forthwith from house to house,
Itt is Ordered ye M' Vsher & M' Hull demaund & receiue M" Webbs legacy of £100 & to giue a discharge on ye Townes behalfe.
Voted att ye Gen. Townes meeting ye 8. 2. 61. y* whereas Capt James Johnson is to pay his rent ye first of March in euery yeare vpon forfeiture as in his deed bearing date ye 60 is exprest, Itt is now further agreed y' if hee miss paym. ye ga day, ye Treasurer of ye Towne is to demaund yegd rent, & ye sum of 10%. more (wch hee [4.] is to pay for ye first default of paym) then ye gd Rent, & if hee pay nott ye gd Rent & 10' more by ye 1st of May following, then to pay 40'. more for ye 2d default. And if ye Rent & if ye gd 50%. bee nott pd by ye 1st of June following, then to pay £3 more, yt is in all £5. 10. besides ye Rent in ye sa deed. And if all ye Rents & yệ sd £5. 10ʻ. bee nott pd ye gd 1st of June, then ye forfeiture to bee fully exacted, as in ye gd deed is expressed. And ye full intent of. this vote is ye ye forfeitture bee nott exacted till ye Towne Treasurer have made three demaunds of ye ge rent.
27: 3: 61. Att a meeting of M! Tho. Lake, Jn. Hull Peter Olliver, Hez. Usher & Wm Davis, Whereas Alexander Adams hath taken vp an Anchor on ye Flatts, wch hauing beene cried, & no owner appeares Itt is ordered y yo gd Anchor shall be d’d. to ye Townes Treasurer, & yt ye gd water bayliffes shall haue 4 of ye ga Anchor if nott owned.
This day a Rate for ye Townes occasions was made to ye sum of £265. 7. 24. & dd to ye Constables to bee forwth leuied.
24:4: 61. Att a meeting of Jo. Scottow, Peter Olliver, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Jn. Hull & Wm Davis