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Att a Councill held att Elizabeth Towne 20th November 1683

p'sent The Deputy Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer

} of the Counc:
Captn Sandford &
Benja Price

In pursuance of the Adjournmt of the gen’all Assembly agreed upon the last Day of May last past the Major p’t of the Deputyes and Councill mett together in Elizabeth Towne and then Adjourned to the 230 Day of November

Att a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne the 23 November 1683

p'sent The Deputy Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer ļ of the Counc:
Benja Price

A Bill sent here from the Deputyes by the hands of John Hans &c Entituled an Act for the makeing and setling of highways passages landings Bridges and fferryes wthin this province wth their Concurrance

Then Adjourned till 8 a Clock tomorrow morneing

Att a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne the 24th of November 1683

p'sent The Deputy Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer
Captn Sandford y of the Counc.
Benja Price

A Bill sent here from the Deputyes Intituled a Bill for the more Regular ordering of fences weh being Read, Agreed that • the Governor and Councill, Concurr therewth and that the same bee signed by the Governor

A Bill sent from the Deputyes for the further Explenac'on of the Law in the Month called May 1683 concerneing swine, agreed that the Consideration thereof be Defferd vntill the 26th Instant and that the Members of the Councill take opportunity in the meane tyme to Confer with the members of the house of Deputyes about the same

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Att a Councill held att Elizabeth Towne the 26th Day of November 1683

p'sent

The Deputy Governor
Captn Berry
Benja Price

of the Councill
Capt Palmer
A message from the Deputyes as followeth

The house of Deputyes have made Choyce of Mr Sam! Dennes and John Hans to Joyne wth a Comteě from the Governor and Councill to Consider of the Bill concerning the prohibiteing the sale of strong Drinke to the Indians By order of the house

John BOUND. Agreed that the Governor and Councill bee in a Comtee to meete the Deputyes on the subject matter of the message above

The Comtee mett and Considered of severall heads in order to draw up a Bill

Then Adjourned to 8 a Clocke tomorrow morneing.
Att a Councill held att Elizabeth Towne 27th Nov 1683

The Deputy Governor
Captn Berry
Captn Palmer

of the Counc:
Benja Price

p’sent?

Agreed that Captn Palmer Draw vp a Bill on the subject matter on wch the Comtee yesterday Consulted

The Bill being drawne up and Read, agreed that the same bee Transcribed and sent to the Deputyes for their Concurrence.

A Bill sent from the Deputyes Entitled an Act to p’vent Tipling, read and ordered that the Governor signe the same

A Bill sent from the Deputyes Intituled an Act for Regulac'on of ordinaryes-read and Amended and ordered that the same be signed by the Governor and sent to the Deputyes for their Concurrence

A Bill Intituled an Act for the more Regular ordering of ffences—order the Governor signe the same

A Bill sent from the Deputyes Intituled an Act to Incourage the killing of woolves, Read and ordered that the Governor signe the same

The The Bill for the explenac'on of the Act Conserneing swine, Amended read and agreed that the same bee signed by the Governor and sent to the Deputyes for their Concurrence

Agreed that Captn Berry and Captn Palmer Carry vp all the Bills above menc'oned to the Deputyes

Adjourned to 8 A Clock tomorrow morneing
Att a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne in the County of
Essex Nov 28 1683
p’sent The Deputy Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer s of the Counc:

Benja Price
Adjourned to 8 A Clock tomorrow morneing
Att a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne the 29th Nov: 1683
p'sent The Deputy Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer

4 of the Counc: Benja Price A Bill Intituled an Act for the Regulac'on of makeing of Pattents for Land read and Ordered to bee signed by the Governor and sent vp to the Deputyes for their Concurrence by Captn Palmer & Captn Berry

A message from the Deputyes for a Com’ittee to Debate about horses read and agreed that the members of the Com'ittee now p'esent meete the Deputyes in a Comee

The Bill for Regulac'on of Ordinaryes—The Bill for the Explenac'on of ye Act about Swine-A Bill for Regulateing Trade wth the Indians sent by this Board to the Deputyes, Returned wth their Concurrence

The Comee meeting Drew vp some heads for a Bill to bee prepared-ordered that Captn Palmer Draw vp a Bill to bee sent to the Deputyes in order the same may bee passed into an Act

A petic'on of Cornelius Longfield setting forth that by Consent of the late Governor Carteret hee had purchased a Tract of Land of the Indians on the south side the Raritan River, had a warrt granted him the 25th June 1681, for the survey thereof, That it was accordingly surveyed and Desires a pattent thereof, vpon inspection of the warrt for survey the Date appeares to bee altered and the warrt was made as appeares by

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the Records the 25th of Oct 1681-and the survey thereof appeares not to bee the late surveyor Generalls hand writeing nor his name thereto but by some other hand and the Indian Deed of Sale not Recorded, Its agreed that a warrt bee Issued out to the now Deputy Surveyor to survey the whole Tract of Land in the Indian purchase and that the quantity of Lands to bee granted may bee then Considered, according to Justice, and that the Indian Deed of Sale or proofe thereof bee Entred on Record

Adjourned to 8 a Clock tomorrow morneing

At a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne in the County of Essex 30th Nov: Anno Dni 1683

p'sent The Deputy Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer
Benja Price

of the Counc
Captn Sandford

Ordered that Captn Palmer and Benja Price goe from this board to the Deputyes and Call of them for their Concurrence to the Bill for the Regular makeing of pattents for Land.

A Message from the Deputyes for a Comee of some number of p’sons of the Councill and Deputyes about the publick Charge of the Country--Agreed that this board Concurr wth them therein, and that Captn Berry Captn Palmer Captn Sandford and Benja Price or any three of them Attend the same

A petic'on of Otto Laurence to have a Tract of Land in the south River hee had bought of the Indians by Bill of Sale Date 2 May 1681—the bill of sale being produced-hee was asked if hee had a warrt from the Late Governor to purchase of the Indians hee Answered no, hee had often Desired but was refused–The Bill of Sale was of Edward Slaters writeing-hee being p'sent sayes hee knowes nothing of Otto Laurence buying it wthout warrt being onely Employed in it to make the Bill of Sale

A Bill for Regulac'on of abuses in takeing vp horses, Transcribed Read and agreed to be signed by the Governor and sent vp to the Deputyes

A Bill Entituled an Act for the better Enabling of p’sons in this province to Recover their Just Debts agst non Residents read and agreed to bee signed by the Governor and sent vp to the Deputyes

The The Two last bills to be sent vp by Captn Berry Captn Palmer and Captn Sandford

Ordered that they call on the Deputyes for their Concurrence to 2 Bills sent them the last Convenc'on-one Entituled an Act for the Malitia—the other to Regulate Treaties wth the Indians

A Bill sent from the Deputyes purporting a grant of a poll for the Governors Charge read and the Consideration thereof Defer'd till tomorrow

Adjourned to 8 a Clocke tomorrow morneing

Att a Councill held att Elizabeth Towne in the County of Essex—ffirst December 1683|

p’sent The Deputy Governor & p'pr

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer
Captn Sandford &
Benja Price

Beniamin Price one of the Members of Counc. giveing the board to vnderstand that in pursuance of an Order of this Board that the Governor had issued out his warrt of the 20th May last past for laying out and surveing to him 270 Acres of Land in the bounds of Elizabeth Towne wth meadow in proporc'on wch warrant was Delivered to Sam" Groom the late surveyor Generall Deceased, and not Executed fully, vpon Considerac'on thereof the said Benja Price wth Drew out of Councill-It was resolved and Ordered that the Governor issue out his warrt to Phillip Wells the Deputy Surveyor to survey and lay out the said 270 Acres of Land according to the warrant formerly granted and make returne thereof to the Secretaryes office

The Deputy Governor giveing the Councill to understand that after the Death of Captn Samll Groome the late Surveyor and Surveyor Generall the goods and Chattells wares and Míchandies of and in the hands and Custody of the said Sam, at the tyme of his Death hee had Caused (most whereof hee app'hended belonged to the proprieto's of this province) to be apprised and Inventoryed-by ffour Apprisers—had given accompt thereof to Geo: Heathcott Captn Grooms sonne in Law who absolutely refused to concerne himselfe wth the Estate—That noe will appeares to bee made by the Deceased-That the goods and m'chandises in his hands will Dayly suffer losse if not Disposed off—That all the bookes and papers

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