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Pesinamps } In the house of Representatives January the 12 1754
Prov. N. Hamp. Jany 10th 1754
In Council read & concurred & ordered to be sent Down to the Honble assembly
Theodore Atkinson Secy New Hamps
Voted that the Petitioners be heard on the within Petition on the Thirty first Day of January Instant if the General assembly be then Sitting if not then on the third Day of the Sitting of the General assembly next after the first Day of february next and that the Petitioners at their own Cost serve Moses Leavit Esqr Clerk of the Proprietors of Bow with a Copy of this Petition & of the Orders thereon that the sd Proprietors of Bow if they see Cause may appear & Shew Cause if any they have why the prayer of the Petition should not be Granted
Matthew Livermore Clerk In Council July 12th 1754 read & concurred
Theodore Atkinson Secy
One of the Selectmen of Bow bringing This Petition into the House and suggesting that there had not been convenient opportunity to serve the Clerk of the Propriety of Bow with a Copy of the Petition &c. & praying that the Petitioners might have a further time appointed for being heard
Voted that the Petitioners be heard on their Petition on Friday next if the General assembly be then sitting if not then on the third day of the sitting of the General assembly next after & that they serve the Select men of the Proprietors of Bow with a Copy of this Petition & of the order thereon that ye sa Proprietors of Bow if they see Cause may appear & shew Cause if any they have why the prayer of the Petition's should not be granted
Matthew Livermore Clerk Eodem Die, In Council read & concurred
Theodore Atkinson Secy
Warrant from the Treasurer of the Province, 1753. Province of To the selectmen of Bow in the Province of New Hamp? New Hamps ) for the Current year of our Lord (1753)
Pursuant to acts of General assembly of said Province pass'd in the Current year of his Majesties Reign, namely “ To an act entitled an act for granting unto his most Excellent Majesty a Tax upon the Polls & Estates within this Province for raising the sum of twelve Thousand five hundred pounds new Tenor for the ends & purposes in this act mentioned and to an act entitled an act for a new proportion of the Province Tax, to each Town & Parish within this Province of New Hamp hereafter mentioned,”
You are therefore in his Majesty's name hereby required by an equal & impartial assessment, to raise & levy upon the Polls & Estates (Rateable by law) within said Bow, the sum of sixty pounds in new tenor Bills of Credit, on this Government, and Committ a list thereof to the Constable or Constables of said Bow; Requiring & directing the said Constable or Constables to Collect & pay the said sum in said Bills of
Credit to the Treasurer of said Province for the time being, on, or before, the last day of December next (viz) 1753 You are also Required some time before the last day of December aforesaid, to make a Return, to the said Treasurer, of the name or names, of the said Constable, or Constables, to whom you shall committ said List & the sum or sums, by him or them, Respectively to be paid, as aforesaid.
Dated at Portsmouth, this thirtieth day of May, in the twenty sixth year of his Majesty's Reign Annoque Domini 1753
Geo. Jaffrey Treas?
Warrant to the Selectmen of Bow, 1753
Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of said Province pass'd in the eighteenth year of his Majesty's Reign Entitld “An act for granting to his most Excellent Majesty the sum of thirteen thousand pounds for promoting an Expedition against Louisbourg, and for putting his Majesty's Province in the best posture of Defence in the present war-” 'You are therefore in his Majesty's name hereby required, to make an equal & impartial assessment on all Polls & Estates, Rateable by law, within said Bow, amounting to the sum of Thirty one pounds four shillings, Bills of Credit, Emitted by virtue of said act, and Committ a list thereof to the Constable or Constables of said Bow, requiring and Directing the said Constable or Constables, to Collect & Receive from the Inhabitants of said Bow their Respective assessments of said sum, the payment whereof may be made by said Inhabitants (if they see fit) in said bilis of Credit, according to their Several Denominations, or in coined Silver at six shillings & eight pence pr ounce Troy weight of Sterling alloy, or in Coin'd Gold at four pounds eighteen shillings pr. ounce, or in the following sorts & species of Goods, being of the produce or manufactures of sd Province at the price to each sort & specie herein Respectively affixed (namely) Merchanda Hemp per ct.
4 Indian Corn pr Bushell
6: Peas per Bushell
8: Pork per lb.
£ Joyst pr M
2 (?) White oak 2 inch plank pr M
8:0:0 Yo same proportion for thick Turpentine per Barrell
1:10 Tannd sole leather per lb.
You are also to Require the said Constable or Constables to Collect
0:3 2: 5
and pay the said Assessments unto the Treasurer of said Province for the time being, by the Twenty fifth day of December next ensuing the Date thereof and sometime before the said 25th day of December, make a Return to said Treasurer of the name or names of the Constable, or Constables, to whom you shall Committ a List of said assessments, and the sum or sums by him or them Respectively to be paid as aforesaid,
Dated at Portsmouth the 26th day of July in the Twenty seventh year of his Majesty's Reign annoque Domini 1753
Geo Jaffrey Treast
Petition of the Agents of Bow for Loan of Money, 1754.
Province of July 25th 1754.
Governor & Comander in Chieff in & over his majestys
Humbly Sheweth Clem' March Daniel Pierce & Zebulon Giddings as agents to & in behalf of the Proprietors of the Township of Bow in said Province That the sa Proprietors Comenced an action of ejectment against one Merrill for the recovery of about Eight acres of Land Lying within the said Township of Bow that the said action was carryd thro' the Law here that your memorialist recovered judgment at the Superior Court of Judicature here on the review That the said Merrill had complained to his maj’ty in Council of his haveing been deny" an appeal from the said Judgement upon the review that his Maj'ty in Council was Pleased to order a hearing of the said action before him in Council sometime in the month of October next at which time The said Proprietors are order'd to appear &c and as the Getting of Sterling money either by way of Bills of Exchange or silver is at Present very Difficult if to be obtained from Private Persons they Humbly Pray that they may obtain a Vote of the Governour Council and assembly for Lending of one hundred Pounds Sterling money to Defend their Title to the said land and they are ready to give such security to repay The same as The General assembly shall
Please to order or accept of and your Petitioners as in Duty Bound shall
D. PEIRCE. Prov. N. Hamps. In Council July 25th 1754 read & ordered to be sent Down to the Honble the Gen' Assembly
Theodore Atkinson Secy
Vote for lending £100 Sterling to the Proprietors of
Whereas Clement March Esqr. Daniel Peirce Esqr and Mr. Zebulon Giddings as agents for the Proprietors of Bow have Petitioned the Gen. assembly of this Province to lend them the sum of one hundred Pounds Sterling money to enable them to carry on a suit before his Majesty in Council, now depending there between one Merrill and the su Proprietors and signifyd in their Petition that they are ready to give such security for the Repayment thereof as the Genal assembly shall please to order Therefore Voted That Theodore Atkinson Richard Wibird and Meshech Weare Esqs and Mr. Henry Sherburne Junr. be and hereby are appointed a Committee they or the major part of them to draw a Bill in favour of the sol Petitioners on John Thomlinson Esqr. agent for this Province at the Court of Great Britain for the sum of one hundred Pounds Sterling of the Interest in the hands of the sd. John Thomlinson Esqr belonging to this Government and that the sd Clement March Daniel Pierce and Zebulon Giddings Give security unto the sd Committee for the payment of the sum of three hundred pounds Bills of credit new Ten' on this Province within one year from the date of sd Bill to be by them drawn as aforest with six pr. cent Interest in like Bills and that the sd. Committee put the sil Principal and Interest when rec'd into the Treasury of this Province (taking a Receipt for the same) and that the same be burnt to ashes in the face of the Gen! assembly' in order to sink so much of the Bills of Credit of this Province, emitted for carrying on yo Intended Expedition against Canada
Matthew Liverinore Clerk In Council July 25th 1754 The foregoing vote read & concurred
Theodore Atkinson Secy In Council July 25
An act relating to Bow. Nebrarampshire} Anno Regni Regis Georgii Secundi Magnæ Brit
tainæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Vicessimo nono. An Act For assessing and Collecting the Province Tax due from the Town of Bow within said Province
Whereas the General Assembly of this Province have Proportioned the Province Tax for the several Towns Districts and Parishes in this Province to pay as was thought most Just and Reasonable into the Province Treasury for several years past and have Directed the Province Treasurer from time to time to Issue his warrants Directed to the Selectmen of the said Towns, Districts & Parishes to Assess their respective Towns, Districts and Parishes according to said act and the Laws and usage of this Province in such Cases and the said Selectmen to make out warrants to the Constables of such Towns Districts and Parishes to Collect the same as usual in the Province & pay the same into the Province Treasury to answer the several ends & purposes for which the said Taxes were Granted—But notwithstanding the care of the General Assembly in Providing a Supply for the Treasury in Season The Town
of Bow in said Province have endeavoured to prevent the assessing and Collecting the Taxes aforesaid by neglecting or refusing duely to Elect Select men Assessors & Constables or Collectors to assess and collect their proportion of the Province Taxes aforesaid and when the General assembly made a special act for calling a Town meeting and choosing Town officers in said Town of Bow in the year 1755 The said Town in Contempt of the Law and in Defiance of the Government Refused to meet at the time and place appointed by authority as aforesaid; By means whereof No officers were chosen and no Taxes are assessed in said Town of Bow nor have been for several years past and the Treasury of the Province Destitute of that just proportion of the Taxes which the said Town of Bow ought to pay into the Province Treasury: For Remedy whereof and for the speedy assessing Collecting and paying into the Public Treasury of said Province the sum and sums which the said Town of Bow ought to pay into the same;
Be it enacted By his Excellency the Governour Council and Assembly That Ezra Carter & Moses Foster Esqrs and John Chandler Gentleman all of said Bow they or the Major part of them Be assessors to assess the Polls and Estates within the said Town of Bow as the Bounds and Limits of said Township were Run by Walter Bryant Surveyor in the year 1749 in a just and equal Proportion Agreeable to y« Laws & usage of this Province, The sum of Five Hundred and eighty Pounds and sixteen Shillings New Tenor Bills of Public Credit of this Province being the sum ordered to be paid by them into the said Treasury and in order to the said assessors obtaining the Best account of the Polls and Estates in said Town of Bow & to their making a Just proportion according to their Best skill and Judgment—The said assessors or the major part of them are hereby directed to Post up Notifications in some public place or places within the said Town of Bow Ten days before they proceed to make the Said assessment that all persons may have opportunity (if they think fit) to give a True list or Inventory of their Polls and Rateable estate within said Town to said assessors which if they or any of them shall neglect or refuse to do within that time the said assessors or major Part of them are hereby Impowered and directed to doom such Person or Persons in such sum and sums as the said assessors or major part of them shall Judge they ought to pay as their Proportion of the said Tax & of the Cost arising in about and concerning the assessing Collecting & Paying the Same which the said assessors or major part of them are hereby Directed and impowered to assess in Proportion to and with the said Tax or assessment and the said assessors are hereby Directed to be sworn to the faithfull Discharge of their office & Speedily to proceed in and make the said Tax or assessment with a Sufficient overplus for costs and abatements and Deliver Lists of said Rates or Tax with proper warrants to the Collectors hereafter named within this act and certifie the sums in each respective list to ye Treasurer of said Province within two months next ensuing and the said assessors in their warrants are to Direct the said Collectors to Collect and pay in unto the Province Treasurer the aforesaid Sum of five hundred and Eighty Pounds & Sixteen Shillings New Tenor Bills of said Province at or before the Last day of December next and account with the said assessors for y: overplus (if any be) and the said assessors to report their doings herein to the Gen! Assembly as soon as may be
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Timothy Walker and John Noyes both of said Town of Bow shall be and hereby are appointed the Collectors of said Tax or assessment and that they Collect and pay in the sum & sums in their respective lists in time and manner aforesaid on Penalty of forfeiting and paying into the Province Treasury for his Majesty's use the sum in their respective lists men