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REPORT. 



To THE Honorable the City Council of the City 
OF Providence. 

Gentlemen : In accordance with the joint resolu- 
tion of the City Council, which was approved March 
6, 1 89 1, and which reads as follows, viz. : 

''''Resolved^ That Horatio Rogers, George M. Car- 
penter and Edward Field are appointed record com- 
missioners, who shall serve without compensation, for 
the purpose of collecting and printing the early re- 
cords of the town of Providence, and said commis- 
sioners are authorized to expend the sum of one thou- 
sand dollars for collecting and printing said records, 
said sum to be charged to the appropriation for print- 
ing," the undersigned respectfully submit a volume 
of the early records of the town of Providence, 
which they have caused to be printed. The report 
presented to your honorable body by the Joint Com- 
mittee on Education recommending the passage 
of the aforegoing resolution contains this clause: 
" On the completion of this volume the commis- 
sioners will be able to report much more definitely 
than can be estimated the probable extent and cost of 
the work, and the city council cdn better decide when 
and how far it is advisable to continue." The compiis- 



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CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 18. 



sioners therefore present for your consideration the 
following report and recommendations. 

A brief review of the action taken by this town and 
city from time to time towards the preservation of its 
ancient records, will show that much consideration 
has been given to this subject. The earliest effort in 
this direction was made Aug. 12, 1678, when Daniel 
Abbott was elected town clerk, to succeed John 
Whipple, Jr. At this time Roger Williams and 
Daniel Abbott were appointed a committee " to take 
a list of what they received, and to give to ye sayd 
John Whipple a cleare and full discharge for the 
same." 

This action was taken shortly after the Indian war 
[1675-76], when the town suffered so severely from 
its effects, and when the records passed through a se- 
vere ordeal. The original document, a copy of which 
is hereto annexed and marked '* Appendix A," is pre- 
served in the files of the Rhode Island Historical 
Society, and is among the manuscripts of the Foster 
papers, and from it is derived much information as to 
the extent and number of the earliest volumes of the 
town records. From it we also learn how much of 
the books yet remain intact, and what portions have 
been lost or effaced during the years that have elapsed 
since that time. The next account is embraced in a 
schedule found by the commissioners among a lot of 
loose papers in the store room at the city hall, and 
sheds much light on the condition and number of the 
records nearly ninety years later than the list pre- 
viously mentioned. It is of peculiar value in many 
respects, especially in showing the advance and growth 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 5 

of the town in the number of volumes of land trans- 
actions which had taken place during these years be- 
tween the date of the previous list and the date of this 
schedule. 

A copy of this document is annexed, marked "Ap- 
pendix B." It is to be regretted that certain of the 
books and papers contained in these lists or schedules 
are not to be found in the possession of the city, hav- 
ing doubtless been lost, as too little care was exercised 
in the preservation of old papers in the early years of 
the town. The late John Howland, a man of intense 
fondness for antiquarian research in Rhode Island 
history, often lamented the recklessness with which 
the papers of the early settlers of Rhode Island had 
been destroyed. " From a quantity thrown into the 
street, which he gathered up and carried to his place 
of business, he recovered several original letters of 
Roger Williams," a fact painfully illustrating how lit- 
tle the value of these ancient papers and documents 
was regarded in years gone by. 

June 6, 1796, a committee was appointed for the 
purpose of examining the town records and ascertain- 
ing " what record books it may be necessary to cause 
to be transcribed, indexed or otherwise amended, and 
that said committee make report of their proceedings 
herein at the next town meeting." "Appendix C." 
That committee reported June 23, 1796, recommend- 
ing that the work be done, and a resolution was 
adopted in town meeting authorizing it. "Appendix 
D.'' The outcome of this action was the Book of Tran- 
cripts, so called, which has been used and referred to 
from that time to this, in place of the earliest books of 



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record, except, perhaps, by a comparative few who 
wished to examine the original records themselves. 
This volume is valuable in some respects, although its 
accuracy is questionable. Of it Judge Staples in his 
"Annals " says, " It would have been more valuable had 
the committee who superintended the work, and the 
clerk who performed it, been a little more careful and 
a little less anxious to compress it in one volume." 
The original books from which this transcript was 
made remained in their worn and mutilated condition 
for many years without any attempt being made to 
have them preserved. The inaccuracies of the tran- 
script and the continued deterioration of the old vol- 
umes seems to have become a matter of serious con- 
sideration, and September ii, 1865, ^ committee was 
appointed by the common council " to examine the con- 
dition of the early records of the town of Providence 
to the year 1800; and the committee was authorized 
to employ a suitable person to transcribe and print the 
same, and to take such measures as might by them be 
deemed expedient for a proper preservation of the 
records," the sum of five hundred dollars being ap- 
propriated for this purpose, "Appendix E." No- 
vember 13th, of that same year, a committee, slightly 
different in its composition from the previous one, 
was appointed "to examine the early records of the 
town of Providence prior to the year 1800, and re- 
port what in their opinion is the best manner of pre- 
serving the same, and in case they may deem it 
expedient to have them printed to report the probable 
expense thereof." "Appendix F." 

In May, 1 881, the Library Committee of the Rhode 
Island Historical Society, in a communication to 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 7 

Mayor William S. Hayward, called attention to the 
damaged condition of the early records, and urged 
upon the city council the importance of their preser- 
vation. In accordance with this recommendation a 
resolution was approved June 7, 1881, authorizing the 
recorder of deeds "to cause the first volume of the 
records of the town of Providence to be suitably re- 
bound and the leaves to be inlaid in new paper, the 
expense to be paid from money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated." "Appendix G." In July, 
1884, Mayor Thomas A. Doyle in a message to the 
city council, stated that " By a resolution of the city 
council, approved June 7, 1881, the recorder of deeds 
was authorized " to cause the first volume of the re- 
cords of the town of Providence to be suitably re- 
bound and the leaves to be inlaid in new paper, the 
expense to be paid from money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. The work proposed in this 
resolution has never been accomplished, and ver}* little 
progress has been made in regard to it." The city 
council again passed a resolution similar to those that 
had previously been adopted, instructing the "joint 
committee on printing to inquire into the matter of 
printing the first four books of the records of the town 
of Providence, with the probable cost thereof and all 
matters connected therewith, and to report thereon to 
either branch of the city council." "Appendix H." 
It will thus be seen that the matter of preserving the 
public records has had consideration by the authori- 
ties, and their value and importance have been many 
times acknowledged by resolutions, recommendations 
and special messages ; but beyond the fact that a few 



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of the earliest books of record have been repaired 
and re-bound, no step whatever has been, taken to- 
wards the only safe means of preserving permanently 
these priceless writings until the action of the city 
council in March last, in pursuance of several peti- 
tions presented by persons and societies interested in 
this matten 

The subject of preserving ancient records in print 
is one which has received most serious consideration 
by many of the states, cities, towns and parishes in- 
cluded in the thirteen original colonies. The city of 
Boston, in the year 1875, appointed a commission for 
this purpose, and upwards of twenty volumes of re- 
ports have been issued from their hands, bringing the 
printed records of that city up to the year 1800. The 
city of Worcester has also given pecuniary encourage- 
ment to the publication of their town records, and 
among the smaller towns and cities in New England 
having a similar object in view, are included Braintree, 
Cambridge, Danvers, Fall River, Salem, Amherst, 
Brookline, Dedham, and others that either have the 
subject under consideration, or have already placed 
their copies in the printers' hands. 

The reason for this care in the preservation of 
records will be apparent, even upon a brief considera- 
tion. In the first place these records are highly im- 
portant as furnishing evidence by deeds, lay-outs, wills 
and many other documents of the greatest conse- 
quence, in tracing and proving the ownership and de- 
scent of property, furnishing material for the history 
of the towns themselves, and preserving the records 
of the births, deaths and marriages. 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 9 

The loss of this material, so extremely valuable if 
not priceless, would be deplorable, and yet while in 
many Instances these records have withstood the rav- 
ages of time for more than two hundred and fifty 
years, they are to-day in greater danger of destruction 
than they were during that period of their existence 
when they were kept in the home or shop of their cus- 
todian without any unusual care on his part to guard 
their contents. In the report of the record commis- 
sioner of Massachusetts in 1885, it is stated that some 
of the public records " have resisted decay for more 
than two hundred and fifty years, but it is only too evi- 
dent their powers of resistance are now in many cases 
nearly at an end, and that the time is not far distant 
when these repords will have entirely disappeared. 
Perhaps if we had continued in the simple ways of 
our forefathers, the evil day might have been still fur- 
ther postponed." 

With the modern equipments of public offices has 
come a new danger, although remote yet still liable to 
occur at any moment. Steam heat, gas, and electricity 
are a constant source of danger to public records. 
Steam heat seriously affects books and papers, and the 
danger of fire from gas and electricity is not an un- 
common one ; indeed, the probate office for the county 
of Suffolk, in the city of Boston, has been on fire 
within^ the past year from electric wires, but happily 
in the day time, when it was seasonably discovered. 
Public records of any character are constantly in dan- 
ger of destruction, and a long list of such casualties 
could be enumerated. All the records in the registry 
of deeds for the county of Barnstable, Mass., were 



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destroyed by fire October 22, i827,and all the probate • 
records for the county of Cumberland, which although 
now in Maine was formerly a part of Massachusetts, 
were destroyed in the great Portland fire, July 4, 1866. 

In our own state the records of all kinds of the 
town of North Kingstown were seriously injured, if 
indeed, not practically destroyed, in the same way in 
1870, for their condition now is such that they are of 
little use. The old records of Newport were so badly 
damaged during the Revolution that they are well 
nigh valueless. During the Indian war [1675-6], the 
records of the town of Providence were in imminent 
danger of destruction. An attack was made on the 
town March 30, 1676, and thirty houses were de- 
stroyed, one of which says Staples " was the house of 
John Smith, the miller. Mr. Smith was at that time 
town clerk, and the records of the town were then in 
his possession. They were thrown from his burning 
house into the mill-pond to preserve them from the 
flames, and to the present day they bear plenary evi- 
dence of the two-fold dangers they escaped and the 
two-fold injury they suffered. After they were res- 
cued from the mill-pond they were carried to Newport, 
and were not returned again to Providence until after 
the war was at an end." 

The Proprietors' Records of Providence were con- 
sumed by fire in 1888, when the Aldrich House and 
other adjacent buildings in the city of Providence 
were burned. 

The state of Maine has committed to print their 
early probate records, including all the wills from 1640 
to 1760, and the deeds of York county, from 1642 to 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 11 

1699. The early deeds of Suffolk County, Mass., have 
been similarly treated. In this connection is presented 
the following abstract from the report on the dangers 
to which public records are exposed and the proper 
method of preserving them, made by the committee 
of the council of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society, at the meeting of the society held in 
Boston Jan. 2, 1889: "Some of our ancient towns," 
says the report, " have lost all their records by fire, and 
the same is true of many parishes. Indeed, the loss 
from this cause alone of town, county or church record 
is in the aggregate little short of appalling. Under 
these circumstances it is almost criminal negligence . 
to allow any book of record to exist only in a single 
copy. Its life then hangs by a single thread. Now 
what is the remedy for this state of afifairs ? It is not 
far to seek, but is made manifest to every thinking 
man. Not even the crumbling of the paper, the cor- 
rosion or fading of the ink, not even a sweeping con- 
flagration can utterly destroy records whose custo- 
dians have taken proper means to preserve them. 
How can this be done ? In one way only. Simply 
by the multiplication of copies. The invention of the 
art of printing has made great changes in the modem 
world. In no direction has the advance been greater 
than in this. Copies, instead of being made toilsomely 
and laboriously by hand, can now be produced almost 
with the quickness of thought ; and the great reduc- 
tion in the cost of printing of late years has placed it 
in the power of every town and parish, however poor 
and feeble, to put into imperishable form its records, 
at least the earliest of them. And the work cannot 



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be begun too soon. Nor is this all. The greater use 
made of stereotyping now-a-days, for even newspapers 
are printed from stereotype plates, has given us ah 
additional safeguard. The printed volumes, being 
widely distributed, could not all be destroyed by fire, 
and being subject to diflferent atmospheric conditions, 
could not all crumble to pieces at once. Some would 
certainly survive. But even if they should not, the 
stereotype plates would remain. From them other 
copies could be printed at the mere cost of press-work 
and paper. This would forever set at rest all fear of 
a total loss of records, a fate which hangs over most 
town and county records to-day. 

" Where an ancient town has remained intact from 
its first settlement until now, the necessity of preserv- 
ing in print records of such great historical value is 
readily apparent. Yet where other towns have been, 
in more modern times, set oflf from an ancient town, 
the need becomes still more evident. The safety of the 
records and the convenience of the public alike require 
it. Some towns have been repeatedly sub-divided. 
In one instance some seventeen or eighteen towns 
have been, in whole or in part, formed from the terri- 
tory granted by the general court to the original town. 
And other instances equally striking can doubtless 
be cited. Although the newer municipalities have a 
history in common with the older towns of which 
they once formed a part, their records are defective, 
inasmuch as they extend back only to the time of sepa- 
ration, the books prior to that date remaining in the 
hands of the clerk of the parent town. This works 
serious inconvenience. Matters are continually com- 



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1892.] EARLY 1X)WN RECORDS. 13 

ing up which necessitates reference to the earlier 
records, and they are not at hand. Each new town 
should have a complete set of the records, prior to 
separation of the original town of which it then 
formed a part. They belong as much to it as to the 
other. A new town should not be forced to see such 
invaluable documents placed beyond its control and 
in the keeping of officials not responsible to it, sub- 
jected to all the vicissitudes and dangers which records 
are continually running. Now the art of printing 
enables us to obviate all these difficulties. It solves 
the problem completely. When once the records are 
in type extra copies can be had merely for the cost of 
press-work and paper, and each is an exact duplicate 
of the other. No cop)rist's errors need be feared 
where the work is done with such mechanical accu- 
racy. A printed copy is vastly superior to any manu- 
script copy that can possibly be made. 

" But it must not for a moment be supposed that 
the people who live in any given town are the only 
persons interested in its records or concerned for the 
preservation of them. All of our towns, both ancient 
and modern, have contributed no small portion of 
their population to build up and develop the other 
parts of our rapidly growing country. There is hardly 
a remote corner of any one of the states and terri- 
tories of the West where representatives of our New 
England families are not to be found. They naturally 
feel a peculiar pride in the place of their birth, and the 
children of these exiles should be encouraged to keep 
constantly in mind the home of their fathers. The 
publication of these records, therefore, interest a 



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14 CITT DOCUMENT. [No. 18. 

much larger number of people than are to be found 
within the limits of any single town, and these printed 
volumes reach more readers than we can easily imag- 
me. 

In the preparation of the volume which is herewith 
submitted and accompanies this report, the commis- 
sioners have devoted much personal attention. The 
commissioners met for organization April 25, 1891, 
and Horatio Rogers was made chairman, and Edward 
Field secretary. The work authorized under the reso- 
lution was at once commenced, and it was determined 
that the book known as the " First Book " should be 
printed. This book was evidently the first one used 
for records by the early settlers, for in it were recorded 
the earliest orders and votes of the town meetings, 
though it seems to have been discarded for this pur- 
pose after a time, and then to have been solely used 
for the enrollment of deeds, lay-outs of lands and 
other instruments. 

The transcribing of this book and the other cleri- 
cal work of the commission were intrusted to Miss 
Huldah D. Sheldon, her services in recording offices 
for a number of years past peculiarly fitting her for 
the work in hand. 

The commissioners desire to testify to the interest 
she has manifested, the care with which she has inves- 
tigated the many perplexing questions involved in 
copying, and to the general excellence of the work 
which she has performed. The course pursued in 
this respect has been to cause to be made a manu- 
script copy of the original, preserving the orthogra- 
phy, punctuation, and in fact every feature so far as 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 15 

practicable that appears in connection with the re- 
corded matter in the book. Upon the completion of this 
work the commissioners together examined the written 
copy and compared it with the book called the Book of 
Transcripts, made by order of the town council in the 
year 1800, as well as with the original record. The 
proof sheets as received from the printer's hands were 
carefully corrected from the original record, or, where 
such record was defective, from the Book of Tran- 
scripts, so called. The pagination of the original has 
been preserved by placing each of its page numbers 
in a bold faced type, as the leaves are now arranged 
in the printed book, in brackets, in that part of the 
printed page where each page of the original begins ; 
the pagination of the printed book, however, is the 
one referred to in the index. The types from which 
the book has been printed have all been stereotyped 
for the many advantages which are derived from this 
course. In the first place fewer copies need be printed, 
as subsequent editions can be struck oflf at any time 
when needed, which effects a saving in many particu- 
lars. The stereotype plates can be easily corrected if 
errors are found, which will obviate a list of " errata," 
so often met with in publications of a similar nature. 
Criticism may be directed towards the appearance 
of the printed pages of the volume submitted, but 
appearance was not the end which the commissioners 
sought to attain. It is not within the power of any 
one to decide which of the several matters appearing 
in old records is of the most value ; what may be valu- 
able for a certain purpose to one may be of little or no 
value to another, and vice versa ; and therefore it is 



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16 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 18. 

important that each item, mark or figure contained in 
the original should be reproduced or represented. 
Nothing has been omitted or garbled, and the recorded 
volume has been as faithfully and accurately repro- 
duced in type as the most painstaking care the com- 
missioners were possessed of would enable them to do 
it. The cost of the books and the amount of time 
and labor required for their preparation make them 
too valuable for an indiscriminate distribution. The 
commissioners would recommend that they be gratui- 
tously distributed by a method similar to that pursued 
by the city of Boston. A blank form of request such 
as is there used, a copy of which is herewith sub- 
mitted, "Appendix I," might be used, and such per- 
sons as apply to a member of the city council or to the 
commissioners should be given a copy of the book, 
and their names kept on record for subsequent vol- 
umes, should the city council see fit to have them 
issued. 

Public libraries and similar institutions in this and 
neighboring states should, of course, be furnished with 
copies when desired. The indiscriminate free distri- 
bution of public documents, too often pursued, wastes 
many copies, for experience has shown that in a short 
time the book thus distributed is considered of little 
value, and sooner or later is thrown aside and finds its 
way into the junk shop and the pulp mill. The course 
adopted by the city of Boston has been found to work 
w?ll, and the commissioners are informed that their 
volumes have seldom been found out of the hands of 
those who received them or of those who were enti- 
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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 17 

The commissioners have examined the ancient 
books, papers and documents relating to the town of 
Providence in the possession of the city, and submit 
a statement of their number, kind and condition, 
which is as follows : 

1. The First Book town of Providence. 

2. The Old Burnt Book or Book with the Brass 
Clasps. 

3. An ancient book of miscellaneous records in 
two volumes as now arranged. 

These volumes are included in the Book of Tran- 
scripts, heretofore referred to, inaccurately transcribed 
and unreliable, and contain all of the earliest meas- 
ures adopted by the town, besides a vast amount of 
information of the greatest value. By authority of 
the city council they have been bound and inlaid in 
heavy paper, and are now in the custody of the re- 
corder of deeds. 

Vol. I. Town Council Records, 1692-1714, con- 
taining seventy-two pages. 

Vol. 2. Town Council Records, 171 5-1 732, con- 
taining seventy-eight pages. 

Vol. I. Town Meeting Records, 1692-17 15, con- 
taining one hundred and two pages. 

Vol. 2. Town Meeting Records, 1716-1721, con- 
taining sixty-two pages. 

These volumes are rapidly becoming worn and mu- 
tilated, the edges of the leaves being broken and torn 
by handling for many years, and each day only adds to 
their liability to destruction. Save the fact that they 
were cheaply bound many years ago, nothing has ever 
been done to preserve them. 



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Will Book I [so called,] 1670-1716, containing two 
hundred and eighty pages. 

This book is in the custody of the clerk of the Mu- 
nicipal Court, and is the first book now known to be 
in existence which was particularly used for recording 
documents relating to the estates of the first inhabi- 
tants of the town. There was a book of an earlier 
date than this, and it is mentioned in the schedule of 
1678 "Appendix A," but as no reference is made to it 
in the schedule of 1755 "Appendix B," the book was 
evidently lost or destroyed between those dates. This 
book has been repaired from time to time, and is in as 
good condition as these many years of usage would 
leave it. 

In addition to the books of record, there are stored 
in cupboards in a room in the city hall a large num- 
ber of papers and documents, tied up in bundles and 
partly classified, dating back as far as 1678. These pa- 
pers contain information of great value, which would 
be gladly welcomed by our citizens could they be 
privileged to examine their contents. Included in 
these papers are depositions, indentures, documents 
relating to the Revolutionary war, tax-lists, a mass of 
records relating to the colonial monetary system, and 
many other varieties of records too numerous to par- 
ticularize. 

The effort to preserve ancient records already ex- 
isting in their proper depositories should not be the 
sole aim of a commission of this kind. There are 
torday stored and packed away in attics, old chests, 
trunks and boxes, papers and documents as valuable 
as the old records themselves, which shed light on the 
history and development of this town and city. 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 19 

These are not particularly valued by those in whose 
hands they are, but if it were known that there was 
competent authority to exercise a watchful care over 
such matters, the present owners and custodians 
would often gladly transfer them to such an authority 
that they might forever be secure against destruction. 
Indeed, the influence of this commission has already 
been felt in this respect, and there have been placed 
in their hands a number of original documents and 
papers bearing date from 1642 to 1774, consisting of 
wills, deeds, agreements and other writings which have 
been handed down through six generations to the 
present donor. Miss Ann Elizabeth Arnold, of Paw- 
tuxet. Such gifts as these add additional links to the 
chain of evidence which surround our early history, 
and appreciation should insure their careful preserva- 
tion and perpetuation. 

In consideration of the value of the papers, books 
and documents herein referred to, and after giving 
the subject attentive investigation, the commissioners 
would make the following recommendations: That 
the work already inaugurated be continued until the 
early records of Providence are placed beyond the 
possibility of destruction. A small appropriation 
from time to time will accomplish this object, and the 
cost to the city will hardly be apparent. The amount 
required for the whole work cannot be satisfactorily 
estimated, but by pursuing the course herein recom- 
mended the city council will be infornied of the cost 
and nature of the work from time to time as it pro- 
gresses, and can continue or discontinue the same in 
its discretion. 



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20 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 18. 

The commissioners herewith present a statement of 
the expenditures made from the appropriation placed 
at their disposal by the aforegoing resolution of the 
city council : 

Amount paid H. D. Sheldon for transcribing 

First Book, $36 00 

Amount paid H. D. Sheldon for transcribing 

Second Book or book with Brass Clasps, 78 00 

Amount paid H. D.Sheldon for transcribing 

First Book or Town Meeting Records, 90 00 

Amount paid H. D. Sheldon for transcribing 

First Book of Town Council Records, 56 00 

Amount paid Snow & Farnham for printing 

500 copies First book, including electro- 
type plates, 383 64 

Amount paid Snow & Farnham for printing 

application blanks, 3 50 

Amount paid Akerman Co. for binding 500 

copies First Book, 76 75 

Amount paid J. C. Thompson for cuts for 

First Book, 6 84 

Amount paid sundry persons for stationery, 

index cards, etc., 16 18 

Amount paid H. D. Sheldon for preparing 

index for First Book, . . . . 1 39 00 
Amount paid H. D. Sheldon for listing old 

papers and type writing, . . . . 69 cx) 
Amount paid G. H. Richter & Co. for use of 

typewriter, 16 00 

Total expenditures, . . . . $970 91 



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1892.] early town records. 21 

Recapitulation. 

Amount of appropriation by City Council, 

March 6, 1891, $1,000 00 

Amount of expenditures as above stated, 970 91 

Balance on hand, .... 29 09 

The Commissioners would respectfully recommend 
the passage of the accompanying resolution. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HORATIO ROGERS, 
G. M. CARPENTER, 
EDWARD FIELD, 

Record Commissioners. 
March 7, 1892. 



No. 138. Resolution Appropriating a Further Sum 
of $1,500 for the Collecting and Printing of the 
Early Records. 

[Approved April 3, 189a.] 

Resolved, That the First Volume of the Early Records 
of the Town of Providence already printed and such volumes 
as may be hereafter printed be distributed in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Record Commissioners; 
and that the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for the purpose of continuing the col- 
lecting and printing of said records, said sum to be charged 
to the appropriation for printing. 



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APPENDIX A. 



Book VII. Collections R. I. Hist. Society. Page 103. 

Early Attempts at Rhode Island History. 
The Original Records of the Town of Providence- 

Where as the Towne of providence did upon ye : I2th : of 
August : 1678 : at a Towne meeting upon Ajornement, or- 
der and Appoynt mr. Roger Williams, and Daniell Abbott, 
Gierke, to receive of John Whipple junr the former Towne 
Gierke, the Townes Bookes, and recordes belonging to the 
Towne now in ye handes of the sayd John Whipple, and to 
take a List of what they Receive, and to give ye sayd John 
Whipple a cleare and full Disscharge for the same, the which 
wee have Done, Vizt 

Impri The Towne old Booke : Gontaineing of : 70 : leaves, 
and one not wrott upon, .... 

[Item]. The longe Booke with parchment Covers Gheifely 
Consisting of recordes of Deedes, and of landes, 
Gontaineing of : 69 : leaves, and 7 peces of leaves 
all wrott upon, besides two leaues pinned to an 

other, 

" The Booke with Brass Clapses, Gontaineing of : 
164 pages wrott upon besides fower leaves wrott 
upon which are not paged, as also : 18 : leaues 
wrott upon at that end of ye Book where the Al- 

phabett is, 

" Papers of Generall Assemblys Acts to ye num- 
ber of : 24 : Each of them haveng the scale of ye 
Gollony affixed, the scales being all of them in 
Good Condition nott defaced, saucing one which 
is an Assemblys Acts beareing date may ye : 4 : 
166- 



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" The new Booke, for ye entry of Towne Acts 
and orders, with eight pages wrott upon besides 
part of the ninth wrott upon, 

" The new Booke for ye entry of land euidences, 
with nine pages wrott upon, and part of ye tenth 
page wrott upon, 

*♦ The new Book for ye entry of ye Towne Coun- 
sells Acts, there being part of one page of ye 
sayd Booke wrott upon 

'' A small paper Book Containeing the Enrolement 
of wills 

" Courts Acts sewed to geather, in ye manner of : 
2 : Books, As also seuerall Courts Acts made up 
in roules to the number of : i8 : with noe seales 
Afixed, 

" Seuerall Coppies of William flfeildes and William 
Carpenters papers ..... 

" A Deed of Gift from Richard Waterman to his 
Grand Chilldren the Chilldren of Resolved 
Waterman [Deceased] .... 

" The old Deed called the Town Euidence 

" The Deed of Confirmation from Cussuckqunsh, 
and nenekelah with Richard Smith junr Testi- 
mony pinned thereto, 

" The deed of Confirmation Scattupp, and Quequa- 
gonuett. 

" The deed of Confirmation from Caujanaquant, 
being alsoe subscribed Aiaquaomitt. the three 
Deedes of Confirmations being all indorsed with 
Testimonys on the back sides 

" The Deed in parchment from mr. Roger Williams 
to the Towne of providence 

" The inuentory of the Estate of John Clawson, 
Ass alsoe an account in a paper by Thomas olney 
senr of ye Disspossition of John Clawsons : 
Goodes, 

" The Indenture of Daniell Comstock . 



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24 CITY DOCgMENT. [No. 18. 

" The Bond of Joshua Winsor and James Ashton, 
as also the Award of Arbetration upon a deflfer- 
ance betweene ye sayd Winsor, and James Ash- 
ton, 

" As alsoe seuerall papers wherein was the Com- 
ittys Act, to ye number of: 15 : Delivered by 
mr. Williams to John Whipple the former Gierke 

" As alsoe a roule of papers, being most of them 
bills, some of them being Answered and some of 
them reflfered 

" As also seuerall other papers. All the rest of the 
Towne Recordes not here perticularized with a 
linning Bagg in which they are In Closed 

We whose names are here under 
subscribed, being impowered by an order of this 
Towne as before sayd, have this Twenty third day 
of August : 1678 Receiued of John Whipple 
Junr the former Towne Gierke, all the sayd 
Books, papers, parchments, and writeings herein 
before mentioned and perticularized, which be- 
long to ye Towne, And Doe thereof in the 
Townes behalfe fully, clearely, and absolutely, 
Acquitt and Disscharge the sayd John Whipple 
Junr of and from all papers that Gonsceme this 
Towne, 

In wittness whereof wee doe here unto sett our 
handes the day and yeare aboue sayd : 

[Signed] 

ROGER WILLIAMS 
DANIELL ABBOTT Gierke- 
Memorandom, the wordes Twenty Third were 
enterlined before these presents were Delivered 
as wittness our handes .... 

[Signed] 
ROGER WILLIAMS 
DANIELL ABBOTT Gierke. . 



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APPENDIX B. 



An Acco* continued of the Books of Records & Papers, on 
file found in y* Office of Richard Waterman Esq' Late Town 
Clerk of the Town of Providence Deceas.** and D* to Nich** 
Tillinghast the present Town Clerk of said Town by Dan' 
Abbott Esq' Elisha Brown Merch.' and George Taylor 
Esq.' a Committee appointd at a Town Meeting of S\ 
Town Specially Called by Warrant : and held on Saturday 
the 26^ April 1755. vizt 

1 Town Old Book many of the Leaues schorcht and 
partly burnt 

2 The Long Book parchment Couer with many leaues 
torn and partly lost 

3 The Book with brass Clasps, sundry Leaues torn out 
and others Defaced 

The Books of Deeds & Land Euidences N** i begun. 1677- 

Do No 2 begun 1705. Do No 3 with a Loose platt therein 
begun 171 7 

Do 4 begun 1719 Do 5 begun 1720 Do No 6 .-1723 

Do 7 begun 1725/6 Do 8 begun i728/'9 Do 9 1731 

Do 10 begun 1735/6 Do small No 10 Do No 11 1741. 

Do No 12 1746 

a book with a blue paper Couer something shattered begun 
1692 

The Town Book of Acts and orders with a parchment 
Couer 

Two Paper Schedules relating to Town Affairs somewhat 
shattered 

Two Books & a shattered Schedule of Town Council af- 
fairs with sundry Loose papers in one of them 

A Small Sticht Schedule of Town Meeting Affairs begun 
1717/8 

Book for Registring Marriages, Births &c 



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26 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 18. 

Town Meeting Book with a Cloth Couer begun June 7. 
1725 with some Loose papers in it pinn* 

The Town Council book No 2 begun 17 16. Do No 3 be- 
gun 1726 

Do No 4. 1 741 with a bundle of Coppys of Letters Ad- 
ministration 

Do No 5 with Tho' Waterman's Will and Inuentory 
[Loose] 

Do begun Aug** 1743. with sundry Loose papers therein 

A small blue Couer** paper Schedule of Town Council Af- 
fairs 

A Colony Law Book 

A Draught of House Lotts at Pawtuxet made 1752 

A Copy of the platt of Wesconaug Land 

a plan & papers relating to the back Street, in Proui- 
dence 

A plan and papers of Pawtuxet Highway 

A Deed of the Land where the Goal, and Courthouse 
Stands 

Do of the Highway and Training Field 

A Plan of Highway a Cross Watermans Marsh 

A Plan of Highway from Power's Lane Southward 

Schedules of the Acts of Assembly in Number . . 135 

Ten Bundles of Mortgages Deeds of the seueral Banks 

Eleuen Small Bundles Do of the Eighth Bank 

Six Bundles Do of the Ninth Bank 

One Book of Mortgage Deeds of the third Bank 

seueral Loose Deeds of the Ninth Bank 

Thomas Patey's Deed, and Sundry papers belonging to the 
same 

Return of a Landing place at Ruttenburgh with Jnvento- 
ry's and other papers in a bundle 

Return of a Highway. Potters & Bakers 

West Riuer, Thurbers Highway plan thereof, by Burrows 
Bridge so Called 

Platt of a Thatch Bed and papers relating thereto Jos 
Brown & Co plan of the Road to Pawtuxet 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 27 

an Old Rate Bill 

fiue Baggs of Old papers 

I Bundle Deeds, and returns of Highways 

The Jury Box 

Coppy of the Receipt giuen to the Committee 

IX a bundle of Bonds 
X a bundle of 
X 2 Bundles of Jndentures 



APPENDIX C. 



TOWN MBETING BECOBDS. 
Book 7, Page 371. June 6, 1796. 

Resolved : That Moses Brown, Zephaniah Andrews and 
Benjamin Reynolds be and they are hereby appointed a 
Committee for the purpose of examining the Town Records 
and ascertaining what Record Books it may be necessary, to 
cause to be transcribed, indexed or otherwise amended and 
that said Committee make Report of their Proceedings here- 
in at the next Town Meeting. 



APPENDIX D. 



TOWN MBETma BECOBDS. 
Book 7, Page 375. June 23, 1796. 

Whereas the Committee appointed on the sixth Instant 
to examine the Town Records have submitted the following 
Report thereon to Wit - 

Agreeable to Appointment We have examined the Antient 
Records in the Town Clerk's Office and it is our Opinion, 



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that it is necessary the three first Books be transcribed in a 
Book or Books for the purpose and that an Index or Indexes 
be made to the same, and that several other Books appear to 
require Indexes to be made and some others to be amended : 
and it appears to us proper that a Committee be appointed 
to have the same done in the most legible Manner and to 
compare and see that the Transcripts be fairly and accurately 
made. 

which is submitted by Moses Brown 

Providence June 22d 1796 Zep** Andrews 

Benj» Reynolds 

And said Report being duly considered it is thereupon Re- 
solved that the same be received and that Mess" Jabez 
Bowen, Moses Brown, Zephaniah Andrews, Benjamin Rey- 
nolds & the Town Clerk be and they hereby are appointed a 
Committee for the purpose of procuring such of the Town 
Records to be transcribed as have become defaced or illegi- 
ble, that they procure suitable Blank Books for that pur- 
pose and agree with an Amanuensis on such Terms and 
Conditions as the Nature of his Service may require. 



APPENDIX E. 



PROCEEDINGS OP COMMON COUNCIL. 
September ii, 1865. Book ii, Page 297. 

Resolved: -That Messrs. Coggeshall, Paine and Stone 
with such as the Board of Aldermen may add, be and they 
are hereby appointed to examine the condition of the early 
Records of the Town of Providence to the year 1800. 

That said Committee be and they are hereby authorized to 
employ a suitable person to transcribe and print the same, 
and to take such other measures as may by them be deemed 
expedient, for a proper preservation of said Records. 



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1892.] EARLY I'OWN RECORDS. 29 

Resolved : - that the sura of five hundred dollars be, and 
the same is hereby appropriated for this purpose to be paid 
from any monies not otherwise appropriated. 

[Concurred & Alderman Barker added] 



CITY COUNCIL AND [BOARD OP ALDERMEN. 
September ii, 1865. Journal id, Page 161. 

A Resolution appointing a joint special committee to cause 
the early Records of the town to be transcribed and printed 
came from Common Council. 

Read and Concurred. Aid. Barker added. 



CITY COUNCIL RECORDS. 
September ii, 1865. Book 5. Page 314. 

No. II. 

Resolved :- That Messrs Coggeshall, Paine, and Stone, 
with Alderman Barker be and they are hereby appointed a 
committee to examine the condition of the early Records of 
the Town of Providence, to the year 1800 : That said Com- 
mittee be and they are hereby authorized to employ a suita- 
ble person to transcribe and print the same and to take such 
other measures as may by them be deemed expedient, for a 
proper preservation of said Records. 

Resolved: -That the sum of five hundred dollars be and 
the same is hereby appropriated for this purpose ; to be paid 
from any moneys not otherwise appropriated. Passed Sep- 
tember II, 1865. 

[Returned by the Mayor to the Common Council, October 
9, 1865, without approval.] 



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APPENDIX F. 



CITY COUNCIL RBCOBDS. 

Book 5. Page 326. 
No. 10. 

Resolved : - That Messrs. Coggeshall, Thomas, Sweet and 
Harris with Alderman Barker be appointed a committee to 
examine the early records of the Town of Providence, prior 
to the year 1800, and to report what in their opinion, is the 
best manner of preserving the same and in case they may 
deem it expedient to have them printed, to report the proba- 
ble expense thereof. 

Passed November 13,1865. 

Approved the same day. 

THOS. A. DOYLE, Mayor. 



APPENDIX G. 



IN CITY COUNCIL. 

No. 219. Message of the Mayor relative to the First Book 

of Records of the Town of Providence. 

[Presented May 19, 1881.] 

City of Providence, 
Executive Department, City Hall, 
May 19, 188 1. 
Gentlemen of the City Council : 

A communication from the library committee of the 
Rhode Island Historical Society, a copy of which is herewith 
transmitted, calls attention to the condition of a most valua- 
ble relic of the early days of the town of Providence, the 
the loss of which would be greatly deplored by all. 



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1892.] EARLY TOWN REOORDS. 31 

The damaged state of these recordsi the natural result of 
age and former usage, is such as to justify the desire of the 
Historical Society, that more than ordinary pains be taken 
to restore so far as possible, and preserve them for future 
generations. I therefore recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying resolution. 

WILLIAM S. HAYWARD, Ma^or. 



COMMUNICATION. 

Providence, May 2, 1881. 
To His Honor the Mayor of the City of Providence ; 

Sir : The library committee of the Rhode Island Histori- 
cal Society having recently learned of the condition of the 
earliest book of records of the town of Providence, feel it 
to be their duty to call your attention to its character and 
condition, and to state what in their judgment is necessary 
to be done in order to preserve it. This book contains, be- 
side its records of titles and tranfers of real estate, the origi- 
nal agreement under which the second comers to the 
settlement joined the first proprietors and were by them ad- 
mitted to become inhabitants. It was the establishment of a 
government, a pure democracy, wherein men bound them- 
selves to be obedient to the majority of masters of families 
only in civil things. The entire separation of church from 
state was made, and perfect religious liberty guaranteed. 
This document, written by the hand of Roger Williams, the 
founder of this state, stands at the top of the first page of 
this book and bears the signatures of thirteen of the second 
comers. 

As to its present condition, it is entirely removed from its 
binding, it now having no covers whatever. Its leaves are mis- 
placed, ragged and torn. Its first and most valuable leaf is 
torn entirely asunder. The name of one of the signers 
has been torn apart, and is now illegible, and some words 
have been torn from the edges in sundry places. 



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It has seemed to us that unless immediate measures are 
taken to preserve this unique and precious volume from fur- 
ther ruin, that it will soon be among the things of the past. 
Hereon Roger Williams, with his own hand, wrote the doc- 
trine of religious liberty, a principle which has since become 
the corner-stone of every civilized government on earth, but 
which, when he wrote it, was a thing unknown to men. 
This, we say, deserves preservation at our hands. 

Our remedy is, that each of these precious leaves be inlaid 
in paper of the strongest and most durable texture by a 
workman cunning in this art, of whom there are several in 
this country. Every irregular edge and every letter to be 
carefully preserved as now, and then that the volume be 
strongly, even elegantly bound. This can all be done with- 
out removing the volume from the city hall, where it now is, 
to be kept over night, and at a cost which is small as com- 
pared to the intrinsic worth of the precious relic. 

Thus will be preserved to our remotest posterity this me- 
mento of the wisdom and foresight of our ancestors. 

SIDNEY S. RIDER, -^Library Committee 
HORATIO ROGERS, J Rfwde Island 
THOMAS DURFEE, J Historical Society, 



No. 220. Resolution relative to the First Book of Records 
of the Town of Providence. 

[Approved June 7, 1881.] 

Resolved, That the recorder of deeds be hereby author- 
ized to cause the first volume of the records of the town of 
Providence to be suitably re-bound and the leaves to be in- 
laid in new paper, the expense to be paid from money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 



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APPENDIX H. 



No. 352. Message of the Mayor relative to Printing the first 

four Records of the Town of Providence. 

[Presented July 2, 1884.] 

City of Providence, 
Executive Department, City Hall, 
July 2, 1884. 

Gentlemen of the City Council : 

By a resolution of the city council, approved June 7, 1881, 
the recorder of deeds was authorized " to cause the first vol- 
ume of the records of the town of Providence to be suitably 
re-bound and the leaves to be inlaid in new paper, the ex- 
pense to be paid from money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated." 

The work proposed in the resolution has never been ac- 
complished, and very little progress has been made in regards 
to it. Some other course must be adopted in order to pre- 
serve the record contained, not only in the first book, but in 
three other books, two of which are in the office of the re- 
corder of deeds, and one in the office of the clerk of the 
municipal court. 

The work of preserving, by printing, the early records of 
Suffolk county, Massachusetts, has been for some time in 
progress, and I recommend that a similar course be pursued 
in regard to the first four books of the records of the town of 
Providence. 

I therefore suggest that this matter, the importance of 
which to future generations can hardly be estimated, be re- 
ferred to the committee on printing, to inquire into and 
report thereon. 

THOMAS A. DOYLE, Mayor. 



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84 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 1§. 

No. 353. Resolution Instructing the Joint Committee on 
Printing to report upon the matter of Printing the first 
four Books of Records of the Town of Providence. 

[Approved July 5, 1884.] 

Resolved, That the joint committee on printing be and 
they are hereby instructed to inquire into the matter of 
printing the first four books of records of the town of Provi- 
dence, with the probable cost thereof, and all matters con- 
nected therewith, and to report thereon to either branch of 
the city council. 



APPENDIX I. 



Boston, . . 189 
To THE Record Commissioners : 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby apply for the volumes of your Reports hitherto 
published, and ask to be put on the list for future issues. 

Applicant, .... 

Address, .... 

Boston, . . 189 

I hereby certify that I believe the above application should 
be g^nted. 



Member of City Council, 

City Hall, . 189 

To THE City Messenger : 
Dear Sir : 

Please comply with the above request. 
Yours very truly, 



For the Record Commissioners. 



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REPORT. 



To THE Honorable the City Council of the 
City of Providence. 

Gentlemen: The Record Commissioners in their 
first report to your honorable body presented a brief 
review of the action taken by the town from time to 
time towards the preservation of its ancient records, 
wherein they expressed themselves as follows: 

"The earliest effort in this direction was made 
Aug. 12, 1678, when Daniel Abbott was elected town 
clerk, to succeed John Whipple, Jr. At this time 
Roger Williams and Daniel Abbott were appointed a 
committee ' to take a list of what they received, and 
to give to ye sayd John Whipple a cleare and full 
discharge for the same.' This action was taken 
shortly after the Indian war [1675-76] when the town 
suffered so severely from its effects, and when the 
records passed through a severe ordeal." 

When the Commissioners made that statement 
their investigation of original papers had not extended 
beyond those in the possession of the city; and the 
official list of books and papers, which is printed in 
Vol. 7, of the Collections of the Rhode Island Histor- 
ical Society, at page 103, was taken to be the earliest 
reference to the collective records of the town, an 
inference encouraged by the fact that no earlier list 



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was then known to be in existence. Since then, how- 
ever, an examination by the Commissioners of the 
manuscripts in the custody of the Historical Society 
has resulted in most valuable and interesting revela- 
tions. In a volume of manuscripts, entitled " Papers 
Relating to Providence,'' at page 54, was found the 
record of a town meeting held April 27, 1676, at 
which it was " Voted y« Towne Books & Records 
(saved by Gods merifuU Providence (from fire & 
water) now brought by him from Newport) should 
be in his hand a while & fower Men) who had bene 
Towne Clarks:) Tho: Olny jun Shadrach Manton 
John Whiple jun' , & John Smith Miller should view 
& search y^ Papers, what is wanting or lost, & make 
report to y^ Towne y« next quarter day.'' 

Whether the committee appointed under this reso- 
lution ever reported is not positively known, but it is 
presumed that it did not, for in the same volume, at 
page 28, is " A List of Papers deliuered to John 
Whiple jun*" chosen Towne Clark by Roger Willjams 
former Town Clark" dated "Pro: 4 4. 77 socald" 
(being an abbreviation of Providence, June 4, 1677, 
for it will be remembered that at that time March was 
the first month of the year,) post^ Appendix A, and on 
page 29 of the same volume appears a report made 
October 27, 1677, by a committee appointed on that 
same fourth day of June, the heading of which report 
best indicates the character and purpose of the com- 
mittee making it. The report begins in this wise: 
" ffor as much as the Towne of prouidence did at a 
Towne meting of Election held upon the 4^* day of 
June 1677 order and Appoynt Capt Arthur ffenner 
and John Whipple Junr: to vewe all the Books and 



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1893.] EAKLY TOWN RECORDS. 5 

writings which belong to y® sd Towne now in the 
hands of the s** ffenner, and to see in what Condito 
they are and to take a list of them, they both Signeing 
to the saydlist: The which we have done as ffoUow- 
eth,Vizit" 

The report, which is quite minute and is full of in- 
terest, together with the list just referred to in this 
connection, is printed in full, post^ Appendix B. 

There has also come to light in the same volume, 
page 88, a list of books and papers transferred June 6, 
1758, from Nicholas Tillinghast, late town clerk, to 
James Angell, then town clerk, by a committee 
appointed for that purpose, and which list may be 
found j>ost^ Appendix C. These lists are valuable in 
tracing the various records now remaining, and in 
aiding to determine the time when those now missing 
were lost. 

The first report presented by this Commission to 
your honorable body relative to the records of the 
Town of Providence, dealt particularly with the 
record books now remaining in the custody of the 
several departments of the city. In connection with 
these, however, the Commissioners stated : " In addi- 
tion to the books of record there are stored in cup- 
boards in a room in the City Hall a large number of 
papers and documents, tied up in bundles and partly 
classified, dating back as far as 1678. These papers 
contain information of great value, which would be 
gladly welcomed by our citizens, could they be 
privileged to examine their contents. Included in these 
papers are depositions, indentures, documents relating 
to the Revolutionary War, tax lists, a mass of records 
relating to the colonial monetary system, and many 



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other varieties of records too numerous to particular- 
ize." With the appropriation made by the City 
Council for the continuation of the printing and 
collecting the early records of Providence, the Com- 
missioners have been enabled to devote some attention 
to these papers. It is to be regretted that attention 
could not have been turned in this direction years 
ago, for without doubt many valuable writings have 
been lost for lack of care. 

These papers are the original documents concern- 
ing the business transacted by the town, and it is 
fortunate, considering the vicissitudes through which 
they have passed, that so many have been preserved. 
It is reasonable to believe that with almost the first 
gathering of the early settlers in town meeting there 
must have been more or less petitions, bills and other 
writings, presented for consideration; but from the 
founding of Providence in 1636, down to the year 
1675, no papers or documents, other than record 
books, relating to town affairs are to be found in the 
possession of the city. It was in this latter year that 
the Indian War occurred, and the preservation of the 
record books and some few other writings during 
that troublous period was accomplished with diffi- 
culty. The earliest paper in date found by the 
Commissioners in the collection is a particularly 
important one, it bearing date during the year in 
which Staples says that Roger Williams was Town 
Clerk, and on it appears his signature in that capacity. 
It is the only writing of any character in the posses- 
sion of the city, to which his name is attached 
officially as Town Clerk. 

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of the eighteenth century remain, and it is not until 
the years succeeding the Revolutionary War that any 
considerable number have been found. 

Reference has already been made to the devastat- 
ing effect of the Indian War of 1675 upon the 
records and documentary possessions of the town, 
and the danger to which they were exposed during 
the Revolution is evidenced by papers that have been 
preserved, wherein it appears that in December, 1776, 
the records were gathered together and transported 
to the home of Col. John Waterman, in Johnston, by 
Amos Chaff e, where they remained ^^ near two years" 
before they were returned to the town. The removal 
to Johnston was made by order of the Governor when 
the British army occupied a portion of the colony. 
See fost^ Appendix D. 

Previous to the erection of the market house in 
1773, there was no regular depository for the records 
of the town, and they were kept in the store or house 
of the Town Clerk for the time being. It was not until 
the latter part of the eighteenth century that even a 
Town Clerk's office was provided by the town for the 
deposit of its records and the dispatch of its business. 

Work on the market house was begun May 24, 
1773, ^^d upon its completion a Town Clerk's office 
was regularly established there, Theodore Foster, who 
was Town Clerk from 1775 to 1787, being the first 
occupant of the new quarters. In that building, as 
originally constructed and as subsequently altered, the 
records of town and city remained for more than a 
century, accumulating year by year; the older docu- 
ments as crowded out by more recent ones being 
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boards and on shelves, and sometimes scattered loosely 
and carelessly about the floor, neglected, forgotten, and 
inaccessible for ready reference. In 1878, when the 
present City Hall was ready for occupancy, these old 
papers were gathered together in boxes and stored 
away in cupboards, in a room on the upper floor of that 
building. 

The most cursory examination makes it painfully 
apparent that very many documents of inestimable 
value must have been lost or destroyed, and it is not 
much to be wondered at when one considers the usage 
they received and the neglect they suffered, an illus- 
tration of which is afforded by the fact that when the 
Commissioners assumed charge of them a muster roll, 
of Col. Israel Angelas Second Rhode Island Regiment 
in the Revolution, containing the names of upwards 
of two hundred and fifty soldiers, was found doing 
duty as a wrapper for a bundle of well-nigh useless 
papers. 

The following extract from the Fourth Report of 
Robert T. Swan, Esq., Record Commissioner of 
Massachusetts, " on the Custody and Condition of the 
Public Records," is little less applicable in its general 
features if not in its details, to the towns and cities of 
Rhode Island than to those of our adjoining com- 
monwealth. He says: "During the high price of 
paper in the late war many public papers were sent 
to the paper mills, some going directly from public 
oflSces. At that time an agent for persons in England 
made a tour of the towns within a radius of ten or fif- 
teen miles of Fitchburg, and bought all the old papers 
which could be obtained from any source. These 
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were preserved and probably sent to England; the 
others, which aggregated many tons, were sent to the 
mills." 

" In view of the fact that the selling of papers was 
so general, and that provision for the safety of the 
files had seldom been made, it is surprising to find in 
some cities and towns so many which have been 
preserved. Occasionally these are bundled up and 
labelled, and very occasionally kept in vaults; but 
more often they are in old chests or trunks, which 
contain also some old record books, and until very 
recently contained all. Among these papers are 
valuation lists, unrecorded reports of committees, 
maps, plans, etc., of a value which cannot be estimated 
until they are needed." * * * * 

" Occasionally a town has realized the importance 
of its records and papers and has authorized some one 
to put them in order. In 1842, Lewis Bradford, who 
had been for many years town clerk of Plympton, by 
vote of the town, put in order all the records and 
papers which could be found. He made an index of 
them at the time, and in one book containing tax-lists 
made the following note, the concluding part of which 
holds good to-day: ^The Assessors might have 
sewed their pamphlets of Assessments with twine, 
and yearly fastened them together as in this Book; 
and in that way their assessments might have been 
preserved in good order, and been much less liable to 
embezzlement. Some town officers are Do for the 
Present persons, or Do littles and do so little that in 
after times some of their doings are rather unintelli- 
gible.' " 

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examined and arranged, and have collected from 
private sources public papers of value." * * * 

"The temptation to retain papers belonging in 
public custody, or to pilfer from the files in the public 
offices, is increased by the auction sales, where papers, 
which are the property of the State or of cities and 
towns, are boldly advertised and sold. At a sale in 
New York, in 1876, a record of births in Middle- 
borough, from 1 7 14 to 1730, and some of the records, 
of the treasurer of Hanover, were sold. Fifty-three 
pages of the record of the trial of Hugh Parsons of 
Springfield, on a charge of witchcraft, before Mr. 
Pynchon, said to have been torn from the records, 
were sold at the same sale. A large collection of 
papers advertised as ' Official Papers of the Provin- 
cial Congress of Massachusetts at the most interesting 
and important portion of its deliberations, — the 
period preceding Lexington and Bunker Hill,' were 
advertised to be sold in Boston, but were replevined 
by the Commonwealth. At the first sale of the 
Leffingwell collection of papers, recently held in 
Boston, the city of Boston purchased forty-four lots 
at a cost of nearly one thousand dollars, nearly every 
one of which was once the property of the city. At 
the second sale, fifty-two lots of papers belonging to 
the Commonwealth were sold. It may be that, to 
secure such papers that are out of proper custody, 
there is no remedy except to purchase them; but more 
stringent measures should be taken to prevent the loss 
of others, and the penalty attached to the offence 
should be sufficient to act as a menace." 

It is not unreasonable to believe that these same 
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of Providence, and that many valuable papers and 
documents have been abstracted from the files or have 
been destroyed as valueless. The following quotation 
from the ^^ Magazine of New England History,'' for 
January, 1892, affords an apt illustration of the dangers 
from purloiners to which public records are subject: 

" About twenty years ago, the officials of Gorham, 
Maine, discovered that the first volume, containing 
the earliest records, 1764 to 18 15, was missing. Every 
effort was made by individual search, and the town 
offered a liberal reward for the return of the lost 
records, but without success. Recently the volume 
was returned. The simple fact that it came from 
Boston is all that is known of its recovery. With 
the missing volume came two others, containing 
records of marriages, births and deaths of the town 
from 1764 to 1822. It is not stated that the loss of 
the last-mentioned volume was known, but it certainly 
shows carelessness on the part of some one. It is 
hoped that all of our New England towns will provide 
means for printing their old records and thus prevent 
the loss which sooner or later overtakes uncared for 
papers of this class." 

The papers still remaining are often of great value 
in ascertaining the circumstances which surround 
certain recorded acts of the town, and in many cases 
they are the only evidences found of important occur- 
rences. 

An interesting illustration of this in connection with 
the will of William Harris, is introduced here, to 
show the condition under which that instrument was 
admitted to probate, and as an example of the quaint 
and simple style of expression of the times. 



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The will of William Harris was preferred for 
probate January 24, 1681, [Will Book i, page 23] 
and beyond the fact that " it being demanded of 
Andrew Harris whether he would accept of his 
exsecutorshipp & execute his fathers will according 
as his father appoynted in his will, the said Andrew 
his answer was, that he will not meddle at all with 
any of his ffathers estate as executor'', there is no 
recorded evidence that the will awakened any more 
dissatisfaction than might be inferred from this refusal; 
but an original document, 'posty Appendix E, now just 
brought to light, gives an insight into the family 
relations and will be of interest to those who have 
made a study of this prominent figure in the early 
days of the colony. 

The Commissioners having made a personal exami- 
nation of these old papers referred to, decided to enter 
at once upon a systematic method of putting them in 
such order and condition as would insure their preser- 
vation and accessibility for practical use. They also 
caused the attic or upper part of the old city, or 
market, building to be thoroughly examined, to see 
if by any chance any papers or documents still 
remained, and in this work they were kindly assisted 
by Mr. Freeman P. Little, Secretary of the Board of 
Trade, which board are the present lessees of the 
building; but, beyond a few valueless scraps, nothing 
was found. In entering upon the work of repairing 
these papers and putting them in the best possible 
condition for use and preservation, the Commissioners 
were fortunate in having the assistance of John Noble, 
Esq., Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk 
County, Massachusetts, and of William P. Upham, 



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Esq., attorney-at-law, of Newtonville, Massachusetts, 
under whose supervision upwards of 250,000 papers 
have been treated for the City of Boston, for 
which purpose the sum of thirty thousand dollars 
has been appropriated by that municipality. 

These gentlemen made it possible for the Com- 
missioners to secure the services of Miss Lizzie 
H. Goldthwaite, of Danvers, Massachusetts, an 
expert in the delicate work of repairing old doc- 
uments, so that the Commissioners were enabled 
to embark in the work with all the knowledge and 
skill that years of experience had effected. It 
is proposed that the first series of papers shall 
include all from the earliest period down to the 
close of the year 1799, with the exception of records 
of Justices' Courts. 

The papers are being arranged chronologically, and 
where more than one date appears the latest is 
invariably taken as the date of the paper. As they 
have been folded up and so remained for many years, 
a large portion of them are much worn in the creases 
and otherwise dilapidated. Each paper is carefully 
repaired, pressed, stamped as the property of the city, 
and finally mounted in large books made specially for 
the purpose, so that they can be most conveniently 
used by those having occasion to refer to them with 
the least possible wear or injury to the papers them- 
selves. Unfortunately, valuable manuscripts present 
to many persons a peculiar temptation to pilfer them, 
and so the commissioners, in order to preserve these 
documents, have had a small and neat stamp made 
with w:hich each paper is impressed, showing it to be 
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identification. The stamp is so small as to cause no 
disfigurement, and it is believed will prove an effectual 
safeguard against larceny. At the end of each book 
is a certificate giving a general statement of the papers 
contained therein, signed by the Commissioners. 

In the preparation of these papers thus far, the time 
of two assistants has been given entirely to this work, 
while that of one assistant has been devoted to it for 
about four months. 

It is estimated that this series will contain upwards 
of 15,000 papers, and to make them as available as 
possible it is proposed to thoroughly index the volumes 
so that the contents thereof may be easily ascertain- 
able, and already much progress has been made in 
this work. 

That the collection includes papers of great value 
and throws light on many interesting events in the 
history of the town, will appear from the statement 
that among them are found papers relating to the 
yellow fever epidemic, the small-pox epidemics, the 
building of the market house, the binding of appren- 
tices, enlistments and the purchase of arms, the 
building of fortifications and beacon, the payment of 
bounties during the Revolutionary War, and bills on 
account of the poor of the town. 

In pursuing investigation relative to the ancient 
records, the Commissioners have examined several 
volumes of manuscripts in the collections of the 
Rhode Island Historical Society, and have found 
many writings which doubtless were once the prop- 
erty of the town. Indeed a number of pages of the 
records of the Town Meetings are there preserved, 
which would fill gaps occurring in the volumes now 



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1893.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 15 

in the city's possession. These papers are a part of the 
" Foster Papers," so called, and " Rhode Island Man- 
uscripts." Included in the Society's collections are 
three pages of the "First Book of the Town of 
Providence," two of which do not appear in the 
printed copy of that book, and one of which contains 
a brief reference to a meeting of the early settlers 
held "third month 13 die, 1639." These pages have 
been printed in the appendix to the second volume of 
the Early Records. 

The Library Committee of the Historical Society 
has afforded all possible aid to the Commissioners in 
permitting them to have the use of the books of 
manuscripts for examination and for the purpose of 
making abstracts therefrom, in which work the Hon. 
Amos Perry, Secretary and Librarian of the Society, 
has materially assisted. 

The student of Rhode Island history cannot fail to 
find new and interesting fields for investigation in these 
papers, as the manner in which they have been stored 
away for so many years has made the information 
contained in them hitherto unavailable. 

As before stated, the series of papers which the 
Commissioners are now engaged in arranging, termi- 
nates with the year 1799, and includes but a small 
part of those still stored away in the cupboards on 
the upper floor of the City Hall, from which this first 
series is made up, and it would be wise to continue 
the work of classifying and arranging to all papers 
prior to the date of the incorporation of the city in 
1832, since which time the records have been care- 
fully kept. The city then will have all the books, 
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development permanently and satisfactorily preserved. 
It is difficult to determine how many papers are 
included in that period, but the economical expendi- 
ture of any reasonable amount for this purpose 
would be wise and judicious. 

It is gratifying to know that an interest in the public 
records not only in this city but also throughout the 
whole state, has been stimulated by the work which the 
City Council has authorized and so liberally provided 
for, and the continuation of the work will place this 
city on an equal footing with the progressive cities of 
the country which have already seen the importance 
of similar work. 

It is with pleasure that the Commissioners are able 
to report that Mr. Howard Redwood Guild, of this 
city, has deposited with the Commissioners as the 
property of the city, three hundred and sixty-five 
manuscripts bearing date from 1684 to 1828. 
These papers are of peculiar interest from the fact 
that many of them are original documents from which 
the Proprietors' Records, so called, were made up, 
which were destroyed a few years ago in the 
Aldrich House fire. Included, also, among this col- 
lection are many original documents relating to the 
lay-out of highways, returns of land laid out by the 
proprietors, returns and accounts of the Deputy 
Wagon Master General of the Providence Brigade at 
the battle and operations on Rhode Island, in 1778, 
warrants, depositions, marriage certificates, bonds, 
inventories, wills, letters, &c. 

The whole forms a valuable addition to the docu- 
mentary possessions of the municipality. 

Since the completion of the first volume of the 



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printed records, the Commissioners have received 
many commendatory letters from societies and 
scholars emphasizing the value and importance of the 
work now in process by the city. 

The second volume of the Early Records of the 
Town of Providence, herewith submitted, is one of 
peculiar interest. It contains the records of the ear- 
liest Town Meetings and Quarter Courts, and throws 
much light on the customs and conditions of the 
times. The " Progress of Laws," contained in this 
volume, presents the earlier forms of court proceed- 
ings in civil matters in this jurisdiction, and must 
prove of great interest to all students of jurisprudence. 
This volume has been known at different times as 
"The Book with Brass Clasps,'' "Short Old 
Book which once had brass Clasps," " The Towne Old 
Book," " The Short Old Book," " The Second Book 
Town of Providence," and " The Old Burnt Book," 
the latter name being derived from the fact that there 
are many of the " Leaues scorcht and partly burnt," 
from the effects of the fire which destroyed a part of 
the town in 1676. The earliest reference to the book, 
which has been found, is October, 1677, where it is 
stated that it now contains "70: leaves and one nott 
wrott upon, soe there is wanting: 65 : leaves, the Book 
being much defaced." Its original arrangement has 
been lost, and the leaves as they are now arranged 
are confusing and misleading, it being extremely 
doubtful if the original arrangement of the book 
can ever be accurately determined. The Commis- 
sioners, however, have considered it a part of 
their duty to correct, as far as possible, the derange 
ment of the pages which has occurred. It was 



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discovered, after careful examination, that the book 
had been used for two distinct purposes; first, for the 
entry of land transfers and for the recording of instru- 
ments, such as indentures, notice of stray horses, 
records of liquors received in the town, and other 
matters requiring to be recorded; and secondly for 
the minutes of Town Meetings, Courts of Election, 
and Quarter Courts. By making a table of the differ- 
ent dates on which these various meetings were held, 
and indicating the page on which the record was 
found, it became apparent that the leaves had, except 
in some few instances, been exactly reversed, and that 
when requiring rebinding instead of the pages being 
sewed or fastened to the covers by the edges, by which 
they now are, the opposite edges should have been 
used for that purpose. 

This mistake was evidently committed before the 
transcript of 1800 was made as the same general 
confusion is found in that volume that appears in the 
original as now bound, with the exception that the 
copyist at that time attempted to correct the trouble on 
no settled plan, whereby his copy is more confused 
and misleading even than the original as now bound. 
The pages used for the first purpose or for the miscel- 
laneous records, were placed in such order as the 
nature of the records would seem to justify and com- 
prise the first forty pages. As these entries were not 
necessarily made in the order in which the instruments 
were executed, and as the time of recording them was 
not always noted bythe recording officer, an apparent 
confusion of dates appears. The Commissioners be- 
lieve that the pages as now arranged in the printed 
volume approach as near to the original order as can 
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Through the kindness of Mr. Alfred Metcalf, exec- 
utor of the will of the late Henry J. Steere, the Com- 
missioners have been able to include in the printed 
volume a fac-simile of the compact of the twenty-five 
acre purchasers, as it appears upon the pages of the 
original book. In addition to the general interest this 
fac-simile will excite on account of the importance of 
its subject matter, it is interesting as presenting a good 
example of the chirography of the times prevailing 
throughout this volume and which it has been neces- 
sary to interpret and transcribe. 

By resolution of the City Council No. 35 1, approved 
July 1, 1892, an appropriation of six hundred dollars 
was allowed the Commissioners in addition to the 
appropriation made on April 2, 1892, which appro- 
priation was made with the understanding that an 
additional number of the First Volume of the Early 
Records of Providence should be printed. In issuing 
the first volume, the amount of the appropriation at 
the disposal of the Commissioners would allow them 
to print but 500 copies. The great interest taken in 
the work, caused this number to become exhausted 
within two months of the time it was ready for distri- 
bution, and many persons who desired copies were 
unable to obtain them. With this additional appro- 
priation, the Commissioners have printed 500 copies 
and have made the edition of the present volume to 
correspond with the first, namely, 1000 copies. 

In this work which the Commissioners have accom- 
plished, they have been ably assisted by Miss Huldah 
D. Sheldon who has prepared the copy used in print- 
ing, and has had general oversight of the office work ; 
and by Miss A. Josephine Torrey, and Miss S. Fran- 



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CITY DOCUMENT. 



[No. 13. 



ces Rathbun who have prepared the manuscripts for 
preservation. 

The Commissioners herewith submit a statement of 
expenditures made since their last report. 



FOR PRESERVING TOV^N PAPERS. 

Classifying, repairing and mounting " Prov- 
idence Town Papers," 
C. W. Jenckes & Bro., paper boxes. 
Eastern Advertising Co., envelopes, . 
R. L. Greene, paper for repairing. 
Starkweather Williams & Co., scissors 

brushes &c., .... 
Charles B. Botsford & Co., paper for repair- 
ing, 

William Millen, cups, &c., 
A. J. Woodbury & Co., transparent paper 
L. H. Goldthwaite, special services, 
W. H. Claflin & Co., drying paper, . 
Akerman Co., 50 books for papers, . 
A. A. White & Co., rubber stamp, . 
Anthony, Cowell & Co., two pine bureaus 
Library Bureau, cards for index, 
Edward Field, miscellaneous expenses, 
Akerman Co., binding old records, . 
Henry B. Bennett, case for card index, 
Akerman Co., folios. 



FOR PRINTING TOWN RECORDS. 



$611 00 
9 08 

6 10 
17 40 

6 26 



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$929 26 



Snow & Farnham for printing 1000 copies 

Vol. 2 and electrotype plates for same $765 60 



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Akerman Co., for binding and wrapping 

Vol. 2, $i8i 25 

Transcribing Vol. A, Third Book Town of 

Providence, 257 50 

Clerical assistance, ..... 

G. H. Richter & Co., type writer supplies 

Snow & Farnham, printing. 

Library Bureau, index cards, 

Bugbee, Thompson Co., office supplies, 

Akerman Co., wrapping Vol. i, [500 copies] 

G. H. Richter & Co., type writing machine, 

Snow & Farnham, printing 500 copies ist 
Vol 

H. D. Sheldon, miscellaneous expenses, . 
Akerman Co., binding and wrapping 500 
copies 1st Vol. [printed wrappers.] 

$1,669 80 
Total amount for both purposes, 2,599 06 
Balance from former report, $29 09 

Amount of appropriation April 

2, 1892, .... 1,500 00 
Amount of appropriation July 

I, 1892, .... 600 00 
Amount of appropriation No- 
vember 16, 1892, . . 4,000 00 6,129 09 

Amount of expenditures, 2,599 06 

Balance on hand, $3?530 03 

Respectfully submitted, 

HORATIO ROGERS, 
G. M. CARPENTER, 
EDWARD FIELD, 

Record Commissioners. 
January 30, 1893. 



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APPENDIX A. 



Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts. Papers 
Relating to Providence. 1643-1793. Page 28. 

Pro : 4 A List of Papers deliuered to John 
4. 77 Whiple jun"^ chosen Town Clark 
*so cald' by Roger Willjams former Town 

Clark. 

1 Towne Meetings Votes & Orders 

2 Committees Order about Jndjans 

3 Generall Record about Probate of WjUs 

4 A Will for Resolued Waterman 

5 A Will for Hen : Wright 

6 H. Wrights Jnventorie 

7 Leonard Smiths Will 

8 Proclamation agn»t Bacon &c 

9 A Will for James Olny 

10 Apprizal of John Smiths Estate 

11 Tho : Olny jun*" his Letter to y« Council 

12 Tho : Olny Sen^ his dispose of J. Olnys Estate 

13 A bond from Jos : Smith 

14 Administration to Jos : Smith 

15 James Olnys debto'* 

[Endorsement] 

An Coppie 

what papors 

mT^ Roger 

Williams 

Delivered 

vp to y« : Towne 



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APPENDIX B. 



Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts. Papers 
Relating to Providence 1 643- 1 793. Page 29. 

fTor as much as the Towne of prouidence did at a Towne 
meting of Election held upon the 4th. day of June 1677 
order and Appoynt Capt Arthur fFenner and John 
Whipple Jvnr : to vewe all the Books and writings which 
belong to ye sd Towne now in the hands of the sd fFenner, 
and to see in what Condito they are and to take a list of 
them, they both Signeing to the sayd list: The which we 
have done as ffoUoweth, Viz^' 

Jt The Towne old Book, now Containeing of 70 : 
leaves and one nott wrott upon, soe there is 
wanting : 65 : leaves, the Book being much 
defaced, 

Jt The longe Book with parchments Covers Cheifely 
Consistin of records of Deedes is of Lands, now 
Containeing of : 69 : leaves, and 7 peces of leavs 
all wrott vpon. besides two leaves pinned to an 
other soe there is twenty leaves wanting. 

Jt The new Book with Brass Clapes, Containeing 
of: 164 : pages wrott upon, besides fower leaves 
wrott upon which are not paged, as also : 18 : leaves 
wrott upon at that End of the Book where the 
Alphabett is : soe there is one leave wanting that 
wass wrott upon, 

Jt The little Book with parchment Covers wherein 
was the Entry of actions, is wanting : . 

Jt papers of Gennerall Assemblys Acts to the number 
of: 23: Each of them haveing the seale of the 



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CoUoney AflSxed, the scales being all of them in 
good Condition not defaced, Saveing only one, 
which is an Assemblys Acts bereing date may the 
4^ : 1669 : soe that there is to the number of soe 
. many wanting as haue came to the Towne since 
Joi* : Whipple Jvnr delivered vp y© Book 

Jt one papor of the Gene : Covnsells acts with the 
seale of the CoUony afixed : is wanting : 

Jt A papor of william Harris put into the Towne at a 
Towne meetng Janvarey the : 27th : 1670 Contain- 
ing the accovntof a rate or Rates, is wantin and 
nott to be fovnd, 

Jt A Small papor Book Containing the Enrolements 
of wills : 

Jt Covrts Acts Sewed to geather, in the manner of 
2th : Books, as also Severall Courts acts made vp 
in rovles to the nvmber of 18, with noe seales 
affixed, there being other Covrts acts Sewed up in 
the manner of a Book which is wanting, 

Jt Severall Coppies of william ffeild» : and william 
Carpenters papors, ..... 

Jt A Deed of Gift from Richard waterman to his 
Grand Children the Chilldren of Resolved 
waterman, Deceased, .... 

Jt The will and Jnventory of Zachary Roads 
Deceased, wanting. .... 

Jt The Towne Covnsells will vpon the Esstate of 
Samvell Comstock : deceased is wanting 

Jt The Towne Covnsells will and Jnventory upon 
the Esstate of George Rikerds, is wanting . 

Jt The Bond from George Kindrick, to the Towne 
Covnsell of providence, is wanting 

Jt The will and Jnventory of william ffeild, 
Deceased : is wanting .... 



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Jt The Acts of the Towne Covnsell the : 4th : of 
Aprill : 1670 : is wanting, 

Jt The letter of Administration from the Towne 
Counsell to mary Mawrey with Six seaies 
affixed, is wanting 

Jt The Bond from Mary Mawrey to the Towne 
Covnsell bearing date the 9th : day of September : 
J669 : with her Seale affixed, is wanting 

Jt The old Deede called the Towne Evidence . 

Jt The Deed of Confirmeation from Cussvckqunsh, 
and Nenekelah with Richard Smith junr tesste- 
mony pinned there to. 

Jt The Deed of Confirmation from SCattupp, & 
Q^^quagonvett 

Jt The Deed of Confirmation from Cavjanaquant, 
being also Subscribed Aiaquaomitt. The 3th : 
Deedes of Confirmation being all indorssed with 
tesstemonys on the Back Sides, . 

Jt The Deed in parchment from mr Roger williams 
to the Towne of prouidence, 

Jt Eleaven papors from severall Jndians of Resigne- 
ments : of Claimes, as from wamsittow, Alias 
Alexander, phiUip : woottiation, wessavmavge, 
Antionitt, Tom of wachamokett, and others, all 
wanting 

Jt The will & Jnventorey of Joshva fFoote Deceased, 
is wanting 

Jt The Jnventory of the Esstate of John Clawson, 
As also an accovnt in a papor by Thomas olney 
senr of the disspossition of John Clawsons goods; 

Jt The Bond of Joshva winsor, & James Ashton, 
As also the Award of Arbetration upon a deffer- 
ance betwene ye sd winsor, and James Ashton, 

Jt Thejndenture of DaniellComstock; 



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26 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 13. 

Jt As also severall other papors, the rest of the 
Towne Records nott, perticvlerized, [now remain- 
ing] with a linning Bagg in which they are 
in Glossed, 

Jt memor'l 

a papor signed william Harris beareing date 
ye 15 th : of Decern*" : 1669 : Jndorssed on y« Hack 
sid, A protest against Dexters plaister, is wanting 
The will and Jnventory of Thomas walling 

[deceased, wanting, 

prouidence 

October the Arthur ffenner 

: 27th : 1677 : John Whipple Junr : 



APPENDIX C. 



Rhode Island Historical Society (^Manuscripts. Papers 
Relating to Providence 1643-1793. Page 88. 

A List of Books of Records, & Papers of public Con- 
cerns, Received of M^ Nicholas Tillinghast late Town 
Clerk of the Town of Providence, And delivered to Mr 
James Angell the present Town Clerk, of s^ Town by 
Messrs Danl Abbott, Elisha Brown, & George Taylor, a 
Comttoe appointed for that Purpose, at a Town Meeting 
held in s<^ Providence, on the 6*hDay of June A D : 1758 
vizt 

Town old Book with many Leaves Schorchd & partly 
burnd' 

The long Book Parchment Cover, many Leaves torn, & 
partly lost 



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1893.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 27 

The Book with Brass Clasps, some Leaves torn out 
some Defaced 

The Book of Land Evidences No i 

The Book of do 2 

The Book of do 3 

The Book of do 4 

The Book of do 5 

The Book of do 6 

The Book of do 7 

The Book of do 8 

The Book of do 9 

The Book of do 10 

The small Book do with painted Cover 10 

The Book of do 11 

The Book of do 12 

The Book of do 13 

The Book of do 14 

The Book of do 15 

Book with a blue Paper Cover some what Shattered 
began 1692 

Book of Town Acts & Orders with a Parchment Cover 

Two Schedules of Town Affairs somewhat Shattered 

Two Books, & Shattered Schedule of Town Council 
Affairs 

A small Stiled Schedule of Town Meeting Affairs began 
1717/8 

Book for registring Marriages & Births 

Town Meeting Book with a Cloth Cover began 1725 

Two Colony Law Books & a printed Schedule 

The Town Council Book No 2 

The Town Council Book 3 

The Town Council Book 4 

The Town Council Book 5 

The Town Council Book 6 

Small Schedule covered w^h blue Paper of Town Coun- 
cil Affairs 



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Book for Proceeding at T" Meetings to y« year 1755 

Parchment Cover 
Plan of the House Lotts at Patuxit Made 1752 
Plan of Westconaug Lands 

Plan & Papers relating to the New Street in Providence 
Plan & Papers of Patuxit Highway 
Plan of Highway across Waterman's Marsh 
Plan of Highway from Power's Lane Southward 
Plan of Highway at Burrow's Bridge & Papers Appendent 
Plan of Thatch bed of Joseph Brown & Papers relating 
Plan of the Road to Patuxit 
Return of a Highway, Potter's & Baker's 
Returns of a Landing Place at Ruttenburge's 
Deed of Thomas Patey & Papers thereto appertaining 
Deed of Land where the Courthouse & Goal Stand 
Deed of Highway & Training Field 
Schedules of Acts of Assembly to the Year 1758 
II : Bundles of Copies of Mortgage Deed of Sundry 

Banks 

17 : Bundles do of the Eighth & Ninth Banks 

5 : Bags of old Papers 

Book for Registering Stray Cattle &c 

Eight Rate Bills 

Plan of Lotts laid in Willm Tillinghast's Land 

Deeds & Papers of Solomon Pain & Jos : Hopkins 

Affairs 

4 : Plans of Highways vizt : Stamper's Hill &c Bundled 
3 : Bundles of Letters of Administration & relative Bonds 
I : Do of Accounts of Administration 

1 : do of Guardianship 

2 do Indentures 

I : do Licence Bonds 
I : do Certificates from Several Town 
Six Bundles of Mixed Papers 
Twenty Eight Deeds not recorded 



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1893.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 29 

in Providence the Tenth Day of June A. D : 1758 

Received of Mess"** Daniel Abbott, Elisha Brown & 

George Taylor, the Comttee first aforenamed, all the Books 

& Papers enumerated & entered on the on the foregoing 

Pages of this Sheet 

As Witness my Hand 

James Angell Town Clerk 



APPENDIX D. 



Providence Town Papers. 
Volume 3, Page 127. No. 1230. 

At a Town Meeting of the Town of Providence held on 
the 16 : th Day of May AD 1777 

It was Voted and Ordered that Twelve Shillings lawful 
Money be paid to Amos Chaffee of Providence out of the 
Town Treasury for removing the Town Records to 
Johnston by Warrant from the Governor .... upon the 
Alarm in December last 

Witness Theodore Foster Town Clerk 

To Mr. James Arnold Town Treasurer 



Providence Town Papers. 
Volume 3, Page 128. No 1231. 

The Town of Providence debt 
To Carting a Load of the Records of Infr Court & the 
Records of this Town from the Town to Col John 
Watermans in Johnstone about six or Seven Miles £1-16-0 

Providence Dec.^r ye pth Ad 1776^ Amos Chaffe 



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of the above May. 16. 177 



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Providence Town Papers. 
Volume 4, Page 104. No. 1620. 

The Town of Providence 
1779 To John Waterraan Dr J 

Feby 12th To my Time and Service in Re-" 
moving the Town Records from Providence 
to My House : keeping the Records at my >-£7,, 10,, o 
House near Two Years : and bringing them 
Back to Providence 

John Waterman J« 

At a Meeting of the Freemen of the Town of Providence 
on the i8t Day of March A. D. 1779 

Resolved That Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings the 
Amount of the above Account be paid to the said John 
Waterman and the Town Treasurer is Requested to pay the 
same accordingly 

Witness Theodore Foster, Town Clerk 
£7 . . 10 . . o 

To James Arnold Esq. ^ 
Town Treasurer ) 

[Endorsement] 

March 10 1779 Reed the within 
John Waterman Jr 



APPENDIX E. 



Providence Town Papers. 
Volume i, Page 8. No. 14. 

vpon y« lo^^ day of Januarey in ye yeare 1681 Andrew 
Harris Coming to y« Dwell place of Susanna Harris Tho : 



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1893.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 31 

Olney Jun^: then by order of ye said Sussana Harris, & 
Howlong Harris did on both there behalfes inform the 
said Andrew Harris that his Mother, to witt the Saide 
Susanna Harris had from m^ Brinley Received his ffather 
[to witt] William Harris his will & therefore had sent for 
him that so he might heare ye Same Read & also as hee 
was a Joynt Exsecutor with them that they joyntly together 
might Endeavour to settle the Estate, his answer was, that 
hee had heard yt before now, & knew what was in it, & 
he Should heare it againe on time or another lett them doe 
what y« Could. Jt was reply e^ unto him that there was 
nobody did obstruct him now but did Earnestly desire that 
he that he would now heare it read againe ; the Super 
Scription being then Read unto him, which was, that his 
Mother & his sister howlong Should Keepe y© will until it 
Could be Comitted to m"* Brinley, his answer was lett them 
Keepe them if y© will & so turned away & went out of 
doors Refuesing to heare it further, he then was desired as 
hee was a Joynt Exsecutor with his mother & Sister to 
joyne with them & take an Enventory of y© Estate, his 
ans : was that he would not Medle with it nor have 
any thing to doe with them in y* Matter & So he sayd 
he bid them farwell, gitting up upon his horse Rod away 



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THIRD REPORT 



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RELATIVE TO THE 



Early Town Records. 



[Presented December 4, 1893.] 




J. A. & R. A. Reid, City Printebs, 

Dyer and Pine Streets. 

1898. 



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REPORT. 



To THE Honorable the City Council op the City op 
Providence : 

Gentlemen : — ^The Record Commissioners herewith sub- 
mit the fourth of the printed volumes of the Early Records 
of the Town of Providence, it being a continuation of the 
records contained in the Third Book Town of Providence, 
A and B, otherwise called <*The Book with Brass Clasps." 

In this book the records of town meetings and of the 
town council terminate and an hiatus of seventeen years 
occurs in the records of such meetings in the immediate 
custody of the city. 

Through the instrumentality of Charles E. Paine, Esq., 
for many years City Engineer, the attention of the Com- 
missioners has been directed to two resolutions of the City 
Council, which originated in the Board of Aldermen. 

As originally introduced they passed the Aldermen Feb- 
ruary 10, 1845, and were as follows : 

''Resolved, That the Mayor be requested cause the 

deed of Cananicus and Miantinomo to Roger Williams, dated 
24th of 1st mo. 2 year of our plantation ; the deed of Roger 
Williams to the first settlers, dated the 8th of the 8 month, 
1638 ; the deed of Roger Williams to the first settlers, dated 
20th of December, 1661 ; and the charter to the Town of 
Providence, dated March, 1648, to be framed under or 
between glass, and hung up in the City Clerk's office. 

Resolved, That the Mayor be requested cause the 

residue of the old papers in the City Clerk's office that have 
usually been kept in bags, with such other loose ones as are 



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about his office and of no present use or value to the city, to 
be transferred to the Rhode Island Historical Society, upon 
the Society's giving a receipt and promising to return such 
papers as shall be specified in it on request." 

When these resolutions reached the Common Council, 
they were referred to the Committee on City Property, 
which committee subsequently submitted the following 
report : 



*'To THE Honorable City Council of the City of 
Providence : 

The undersigned Committee on City Property, to whom 
was referred certain resolutions from the Board of Alder- 
men, the first resolution respecting the old Indian Deeds to 
Roger Williams, the second relating to the loose papers in 
the City Clerk's office, would respectfully report that they 
have examined the said deeds and find them in a good state 
of preservation, considering their great age. It is, there- 
fore, their opinion that it is inexpedient for the Council to 
concur in the first resolution, as they doubt the propriety of 
putting the deeds under glass to be hung in the City Clerk's 
office, as they fear the effect of the light would be to fade 
the ink entirely out ; they, therefore, recommend that the 
City Clerk be directed to procure a box to put the said 
deeds in, and to be kept in the same form that they now are, 
and think they would be much better preserved than in the 
manner proposed by the resolution. In regard to the second 
resolution, they would reconmiend that the Council concur, 
and that the loose papers in the Clerk's office be delivered to 
the Historical Society as there provided. 

James T. Rhodes, 
Phinneas Potter, 
Daniel E. Carpenter." 



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1893.] EABLT TOWN RECORDS. 5 

On March 10, 1845, the Common Council concurred with 
the Board of Aldermen with the following amendments, 
viz : striking out the words " framed under or between glass 
and hung up in the City Clerk's office " in the first resolu- 
tion, and inserting in lieu thereof the words ** placed in a 
suitable box for their better preservation." 

Some time between the tenth day of May, 1845, and the 
twenty-first day of July, 1846, the exact date cannot now 
be ascertained, the papers referred to were deposited with 
the Historical Society ; and at a meeting of the society on 
the twenty-first day of July, 1846, the Hon. Albert G. 
Greene, in the words of the Society's resolution, "was 
appointed to collate and arrange the manuscripts deposited 
in the Northern Library during the past year, by vote of the 
City Council of Providence, with authority to cause as many 
blank books to be made as he may deem requisite for the 
reception and preservation of said manuscripts, and to draw 
upon the treasurer for the expense of such books." 

It will be observed that no list or particular description of 
the papers is given, nor do the records of the Society any- 
where show the number or the nature of the manuscripts 
thus deposited. No further mention is made on the records 
of the society, relative to this deposit, other than that included 
in a list of the additions to the Northern District Cabinet 
for the year extending from July, 1845, to July, 1846, 
wherein it is stated that there are : "four bags of documents on 
deposit, to be surrendered when called for ; a receipt having 
been given for the same to the City Clerk by the cabinet 
keeper." A careful examination of the city's files fails to 
disclose this receipt, but it was probably no more in detail 
than the entry made on the records of the Society. 

In the course of their official investigations, the Commis- 
sioners have had occasion from time to time to refer to the 
great number of papers and documents relating to the 



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proceedings of the town which were included among the manu- 
script collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and 
which gave unmistakable evidence of having been at one 
time the property of the town. 

This is now satisfactorily explained, and the Commis- 
sioners think it proper that the attention of the City Council 
should be called to the fact so that these papers and docu- 
ments, no less than the others of like character and descrip- 
tion belonging to the city, may be placed in suitable form for 
preservation, in accordance with the modern methods which 
have been devised for preserving old manuscripts. 

The Rhode Island Historical Society has long been recog- 
nized as a proper depository for valuable manuscripts and 
documents by State, City and individuals; indeed, the 
General Assembly of Rhode Island makes an annual appro- 
priation for caring for its property there deposited, and it 
has recently, in recognition of the service rendered by 
the society in this respect, seen fit to increase the amount of 
that appropriation. 

For nearly half a century this honored old society has 
cared for the papers of the city there deposited, not only 
without remuneration, but even at some expense to itself ; 
and it is fortunate that these documents were placed in so 
secure a depository, for, had they not received such foster- 
ing guardianship, it is not unlikely that, among the vicissi- 
tudes to which they would have been exposed, many of them 
now of inestimable value to the municipality would have 
been lost or destroyed. 

The authority granted the Record Commissioners to collect, 
print and preserve the early records of Providence, does not 
restrict them to any particular records, so long as they are 
the records of the town of Providence ; but before taking 
any steps toward exercising any authority over the records 
in the custody of the Historical Society, or towards putting 
them in order, the Commissioners feel that the City Council 



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1893.] EARLY TOWN BE0ORD8. 7 

should be informed of this deposit and its consent should be 
obtained. 

The papers in the custody of the Historical Society, under 
the resolution of the City Council hereinbefore referred to, 
are none the less the property of the city than they would 
be if they had not been placed in such custody. 

The work on the ^ Providence Town Papers " has so far 
progressed that an opportunity is now presented for the 
Commissioners to give these papers proper attention without 
interfering with the plans which they have outlined for caring 
for the documents now in their immediate custody. 

All of the papers in the city's possession, outside of the 
Historical Society, previous to the year 1800, that have 
come to the knowledge of the Commissioners have been 
brought together, arranged, repaired and mounted in books, 
and an index to all of them up to and including the year 1790 
has been nearly completed. 

In view of the fact that a considerable portion 'of the 
records contained among the papers of the Rhode Island 
Historical Society will fill up the break which has previously 
been referred to, viz : the years 1675 to 1692, it would be 
wise if attention could be given to these records and a sim- 
ilar method pursued with them as with the other papers of 
the city, so that the documentary possessions of the city 
previous to the year 1800, wherever located, would be as 
complete as it is possible to make them. 

Some years ago the Historical Society had these papers 
of the city inserted in scrap books along with other miscel- 
laneous manuscripts of its own, and any attempt to put the 
city's papers in proper order will require that certain of the 
Society's possessions be disarranged. 

The care which this Society has given to this property of 
the city during these many years would in justice seem to 
demand that the city, in caring for its own documents, should 
see that the Society's documents do not suffer by any 
re-arrangement, and that they are left in proper order. 



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8 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 29.^ 

To this end the Commissioners reoommend that, in the 
prosecution of their work, they may be authorized to apply 
a part of the last appropriation for their use, and, therefore, 
respectfully ask for the passage of the accompanying resolu- 
tion. 

Horatio Rogers, 
G. M. Carpenter, 
Edward Field, 

Record Commissioners^ 

Providence, R. I., December 4, 1893. 



No. 715. Resolution Directing the Record Commissioners 
to Cause Certain Old Documents Deposited in the 
R. I. Historical Society to be Repaired. 

[Approved December 8, 189$.] 

Resolved, That the record commissioners be and they 
are hereby directed to cause the old papers and docu- 
ments deposited in the Rhode Island Historical Society, 
by resolution of the City Council passed March 10, 1845, 
to be suitably repaired, classified, inserted in books, and 
indexed ; and to also cause such manuscripts belonging to 
said society as may be disarranged by such repairing and 
classifying, to be arranged satisfactory to said society. 



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Early Town Records. 



[Presented April 22, 1895.] 




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Snow & Farnham, City Printers, 

15 Custom House Street, 

1895. 



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REPORT. 



To THE Honorable the City Council of the City 
OF Providence : 

Gentlemen : The Record Commissioners hereby 
submit a further report upon the work committed 
to their charge : 

The Providence Town Papers consist of various 
papers and documents relating to the affairs of the 
Town of Providence embracing the period between 
1639 and June, 1832, at which latter date the town 
was succeeded by the city of Providence and ceased 
to exist. The larger part of them are in the immedi- 
ate possession of the city, although a comparatively 
few are in the charge of the Rhode Island Historical 
Society, where they were deposited by vote of the 
City Council, passed March 10, 1845. All have been, 
or are being, repaired, divided into series, each series 
being arranged in chronological order, so far as prac- 
ticable, and mounted in books specially made for the 
purpose, each paper having been stamped as the 
property of the city and numbered. 

The bulk of the material in the immediate custody 
of the city, as contradistinguished from the papers 
placed in the custody of the Historical Society, and 
which the Commissioners have brought into an 
orderly arrangement, was found in cupboards in the 
store room of the City Hall, where they were depos- 



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ited when the old City Building was vacated in 1878. 
The first series comprises all the papers culled from 
that mass bearing date prior to 1800, together with 
various other papers of that period which have been 
donated since the organization of the Record Com- 
mission ; for happily the interest aroused by the cre- 
ation of a commission for the preservation and 
arrangement of the town papers, has incited owners 
of valuable old documents to present them to the 
city, and thus rich accessions have been made to the 
city's manuscript possessions. 

The city is indebted to Miss Ann Elizabeth 
Arnold, of Pawtuxet, for 17 papers which once 
belonged to the early representatives of the Arnold 
family ; to Mr. Howard Redwood Guild for 365 doc- 
uments formerly in the possession of the Brown and 
Humphrey families ; to Mr. William Henry Fenner 
for 1,082 papers and documents once belonging to 
Arthur and Thomas Fenner, both prominent officials 
in the early days of the town ; and to his Honor 
Mayor Olney for 19 papers relating to his ances- 
tors and to other members of his family. A 
strict chronological order has been somewhat inter- 
fered with by the desire to keep donations together; 
and each donated paper, in addition to being 
stamped as the property of the city, has also been 
marked with the name of the donor. The first 
series contains 17,727 documents, arranged in 42 
volumes as follows : 



Vol. I. 1642 to July 1761 . . 
Vol. 2. July 1 76 1 to Oct. 1775 
Vol 3. Oct. 1775 to Oct. 1777 



Nos. 


I to 


350 


Nos. 


351 to 


851 


Nos. 


852 to 


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EARLY TOWN RECORDa 



Vol. 
Vol. 
Vol. 
Vol. 
Vol. 
Vol. 
Vol. 10. 
Vol. II. 
Vol. 12. 
>Vol. 13. 
Vol. 14. 
Vol. 15. 
Vol 16. 
Vol. 17. 
Vol. 18. 
Vol. 19. 
Vol. 20. 

Vol. 21. 

Vol. 22. 
Vol. 23. 
Vol. 24. 
Vol. 25. 
Vol. 26. 
Vol. 27. 
Vol. 28. 
Vol. 29. 
Vol. 30. 
Vol. 31. 
Vol. 32. 
Vol. 33. 



Vol. 34. 



Oct. 1777 to Aug. 1779 
Aug. 1779 to Jan. 1781 
Jan. 1 78 1 to Aug. 1782 
Aug. 1782 to Aug. 1784 
Aug. 1784 to Aug. 1785 
Aug. 1785 to Sept. 1786 
Sept. 1786 to Nov. 1787 
Nov. 1787 to Aug. 1788 
Aug. 1788 to Dec. 1789 
Dec. 1789 to Dec. 1790 
Dec. 1790 to May 1791 
May 1791 to Dec. 1791 
Dec. 1 79 1 to Aug. 1792 
Aug. 1792 to Jan. 1793 
Jan. 1793 to Nov. 1793 
Nov. 1793 to Mar. 1794 
Mar. 1794 to Dec. 1794 
Dec. 1794 to Feb. 1795 
Feb. 1795 to Sept. 1795 
Sept. 1795 to Jan. 1796 
Jan. 1796 to May 1796 
May 1796 to Oct. 1796 
Oct. 1796 to Jan. 1797 
Jan. 1797 to Sept. 1797 
Sept. 1797 to Jan. 1798 
Jan. 1798 to May 1798 
May 1798 to Oct. 1798 
Oct. 1798 to May 1799 
May 1 799 to Oct. 1799 
Oct. 1799 ^o ^^c. 1799 

Bowen Papers 
Dec. 1745 to Sept. 1772 

Bowen Papers 
Sept. 1772 to Sept. 1807 

Guild Papers 
Mar. 1684-5 to May 1722 



. . Nos. 


1318 to 1800 


. . Nos. 


1801 to 2314 


. . Nos. 


2315 to 2775 


. . Nos. 


2776 to 3208 


. . Nos. 


3209 to 3569 


. . Nos. 


3570 to 4010 


. . Nos. 


401 1 to 4481 


. . Nos. 


4482 to 4948 


. . Nos. 


4949 to 5368 


. . Nos. 


5369 to 5814 


. . Nos. 


58ist6 6335 


. . Nos. 


6336 to 6784 


. . Nos. 


6785 to 7264 


. . Nos. 


7265 to 7733 


. . Nos. 


7734 to 8152 


. . Nos. 


8153 to 8608 


. . Nos. 


8609 to 9030 


. . Nos. 


9031 to 9504 


. . Nos. 


9505 to 9955 


. . Nos. 


9956 to 10374 


. . Nos. 


10375 to 10850 


. . Nos. 


1085 1 to 1 1 260 


. . Nos. 


11261 to 1 168 1 


. . Nos. 


1 1682 to 12143 


. . Nos. 


12144 to 12537 


. . Nos. 


12538 to 12933 


. . Nos. 


12934 to 13299 


. . Nos. 


13300 to 13592 


. . Nos. 


'3593 to 13845 


I Nos. 


13846 to 141 86 


. Nos. 


14187 to 14649 



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Vol. 36. 



Vol. 37. 
Vol. 38. 
Vol. 39. 



Vol. 39A. 
Vol. 39B. 
Vol. 39c. 



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Vol. 35. Guild Papers 

May 1722 to May 1806 

Guild Papers 
Oct. 1806 to Apr. 1828 
Sept. 1698 to Feb. 1793 
Oct. 1784 to Apr. 1799 
Apr. 1799 ^^ May 1799 
May 1799 to Dec. 1799 
Town of Providence 
vs. 
Martha Howell 
May 1640 to Jan. 1714 

Fenner Papers 

Mar. 1714 to June 1766 | 

Fenner Papers ) 

Mar. 1641 to Feb. 18 15 

Fenner, Bates and 

Olney Papers 

The second series comprises 
keeping of the Rhode Island 
which were deposited there by the vote of the City 
Council in 1845. They number 1,369, each number 
of this series having a o prefixed as a distinguishing 
mark, and they occupy five volumes, arranged as 
follows : 

1639 ^^ April 1682 .... Nos. 01 to 0367 

Apr. 1682 to Mar. 1722 . . Nos. 0368 to 0717 

Apr. 1722 to Feb. 1754 . . Nos. 0718 to 0974 

Aug. 1754 to June 1823 . . Nos. 0975 to 01056 

No date papers Nos. 01057 to 01369 

series contains papers which are of great 
value to the city as showing the assignment of lands, 
tax lists, layout of highways, erection of bridges ; and 
even many pages of the original records of the Town 
Meeting and Town Council are included in it. 



Nos. 1 465 1 to 14920 

Nos. 1492 1 to 15330 

. Nos. i5330Ato 15800 
. Nos. 1 5801 to 16275 

Nos. 16276 to 16625 

Nos. 16626 to 16946 
Nos. 16947 to 17337 

Nos. 17338 to 17727 

the papers in the 
Historical Society, 



Vol. 


I. 


Vol. 


2. 


Vol. 


3- 


Vol. 


4- 


Vol. 


5- 


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In separating these town documents from the 
manuscripts belonging to the Historical Society, 
with which they had become mixed when arranged 
and mounted by that Society many years ago, it 
became necessary, in order to hold the Society harm- 
less, to repair, arrange and mount 2,076 of its papers. 
This work was done pursuant to a joint resolution of 
the City Council No. 715, approved Dec. 8, 1893, 
and these repaired and rearranged papers, neatly 
bound in nine volumes, marked Rhode Island His- 
torical Society Manuscripts, have been returned to 
the Society. 

The third series contains the papers included 
within the period from 1800 to June 1832, when the 
town became a city, and consists of 63,576 papers 
and will occupy about one hundred volumes, begin- 
ning with volume 40 of the manuscript volumes in 
the immediate possession of the city. The distin- 
guishing numbers of this series have two ciphers 
prefixed, thus : 001, in order to avoid confusing them 
with the numbers of the papers of other series. The 
volumes as now arranged are as follows : 



Vol. 


40. 


1800 


Vol. 


41. 


1800 


Vol. 


42. 


1800 


Vol. 


43- 


1 800- 1 801 


Vol. 


44. 


1 801 


Vol. 


45- 


1 801 


Vol. 


46. 


1 801 


Vol. 


47- 


1 801-1802 


Vol. 


48. 


1802 


Vol. 


49- 


1802 


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SO. 


I 802- I 803 



Nos. 


001 to 


00319 


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00750 


Nos. 


00751 to 


OOI2I4 


Nos. 


001215 to 


001803 


Nos. 


001804 to 


002369 


Nos. 


002370 to 


002833 


Nos. 


002834 to 


003139 


Nos. 


003140 to 


003399 


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003400 to 


003756 


Nos. 


003757 to 


004215 


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004216 to 


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Vol. 51. 

Vol. 52. 

Vol. 53. 

Vol. 54. 

Vol. 55. 

Vol. 56. 

Vol. 57. 

Vol. 58. 

Vol. 59. 

Vol. 60. 

Vol. 61. 

Vol. 62. 

Vol. 63. 

Vol 64. 

Vol. 65. 

Vol. 66. 

Vol. (>T. 

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Vol. 69. 

Vol. 70. 

Vol. 71. 

Vol. 72. 

Vol. 73. 

Vol. 74. 

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Vol. 79. 

Vol. 80. 
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o 001 1293 
o 001 1680 
o 0012215 
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o 0014044 
o 0014547 
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o 0016224 
o 0017098 
o 0017783 
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o 0019903 
o 0020765 
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o 0021753 
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o 0022958 
o 0023656 
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Vol. 88. 

Vol. 89. 

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Vol. 105. 
Vol. 106. 
Vol. 107. 
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Vol. no. 
Vol. III. 
Vol. 112. 
Vol. 113. 
Vol. 114. 
Vol. 115. 
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Vol. 125 
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to 0047096 
to 0048080 
to 0048503 
to 0048888 
to 0049549 
to 0050448 
to 0051055 
to 0051677 
to 0052000 
to 00525 1 1 
to 005361 1 
to 005415s 
to 0054584 
to 0055062 



In addition to the manuscripts above referred to, 
Mrs. Catherine R. Peirce has lately deposited with the 
city a valuable collection of papers of the Warner 
family, which collection numbers 1,921 documents 
and contains many which throw much light on our 
early history, and- particularly upon the relations 
existing between Providence and Warwick. The 
arrangement of these Warner papers will at once 
engage the attention of the Commissioners. 

So brittle was the condition of many of these old 
manuscripts when they came to the hands of the 
Commissioners that the least handling caused them 
to break to pieces, hence the most careful repairing 
was absolutely necessary for their preservation, and 
especially was this true as to whole pages of the 
Third Book of the Town Records. The result of 
this work of reparation may be seen, although imper- 
fectly, by the plates which accompany this report, 
which convey some idea of the nature of the docu- 
ments to which the Commissioners have directed 



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1895.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 11 

their attention. The first plate represents one page 
of a paper found among the mass of documents in the 
City Hall store room, previously mentioned, and now 
among the files of the Municipal Court, and is a part 
of the only paper in the immediate custody of the 
city which attests the fact that Roger Williams was 
once the Town Clerk. 

The second plate represents a part of paper No. 
16,627, which is a memorandum in the handwriting of 
Daniel Abbott, who was town clerk from 1677 to 
1 68 1, and relates to certain questions as to land titles. 
It begins as follows : 

" Memorand : — Some short necessary intemations 
(for plea) against y* Wesquadnadians As foUoweth 

"ffirst That M' Williams y* Agent for y* Towne of 
providence & procur' of y* plantation thereof: had 
seaverall Treaties w*^ y* cheife Sachims in y* yeare 
1634. & in 35 : And in y* end obtained ye same : 

" 2.1y. And in y* yeare 1637. became a Towne 
incorporated Agust ye 20^ : — " 

In the transcript made in 1800, under the author- 
ity of the town, of the first three books of the town, 
at the head of the first page and directly preceding 
the copy of the Compact of Providence (see Early 
Records of the Town of Providence, vol. i, p. i) is 
written the date "August the 20th, 1637," in the 
same handwriting in which the transcript is made. 
Opposite and to the left of this date is written, 
apparently at a different time, as follows : — 
" N. B. this date is on the Left 
hand page of the following." 

This date does not appear in the original book, as 
it now is, and, therefore, was not printed in the 



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volume prepared by the Commissioners. This tran- 
script of 1800, according to the inscription on the 
book, was " Transcribed by Order of the Town of 
Providence under the Inspection of a Committee and 
by them compared." 

Comparing these two entries the Commissioners 
think it may be concluded that the Compact of Prov- 
idence now appearing on the first page of the First 
Book of the Town of Providence is the first written 
compact or act of incorporation of the town, and that 
it was signed on the 20th of August, 1637. This 
marks the date at least of the formal foundation of 
Providence, a date hitherto uncertain. 

It is from papers in such condition as these that 
the Commissioners have been able to fill the hiatus 
existing in the records in the possession of the town 
for the period between 1676 and 1677. 

The papers being thus repaired and compactly 
arranged in volumes it became an important ques- 
tion how to render them available for reference. It 
was determined to prepare a comprehensive index 
which would afford to investigators information of 
the character of the papers and the place where they 
could be found. This task of indexing was dele- 
gated to Welcome Arnold Greene, Esq., of this city, 
whose familiarity with the history of the town and 
state had equipped him with the peculiar qualifica- 
tions required for such work. He has indexed the 
papers in the first series up to the end of the year 
1 790, and the result of his labors will be found in the 
index accompanying this report. 

A manuscript index of the names of persons and 



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1895.] KARLT TOWN RBCORDa 13 

places mentioned in the papers included in this 
printed index has been made by Amelia E. Carpen- 
ter, and comprises upwards of 200 closely written 
pages. She has also indexed all the names appear- 
ing in the volumes of the Providence Town Papers 
in the keeping of the Rhode Island Historical Soci- 
ety, making 100 closely written pages. 

In the prosecution of the work on the Providence 
Town Papers the Commissioners have employed four 
assistants. 

The work of arranging the papers and inserting 
them in books has been done mostly by A. Josephine 
Torrey. The work of repairing and preparing for 
mounting has been performed by Susie F. Rathbun 
and Elizabeth E. Hunt, while the indexing of names 
has been done, as previously stated, by Amelia E. 
Carpenter. 

A part of the time of one assistant, Mabel G. Cole, 
has been given to arranging the papers preparatory 
to mounting. 

In addition to the papers which the Commissioners 
have brought together from the mass which came 
into their custody, they have put in order a number 
of loose and unbound pages of miscellaneous rec- 
ords which have not heretofore received the atten- 
tion which their value would justify. These have 
all been substantially but cheaply bound and put 
in a good state for preservation, and perhaps they 
can be described in no better way than by the follow- 
ing schedule : 

Town Meeting Minutes, from April, 1800, to 
August, 1808. 



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Town Meeting Minutes, from August, 1808, to 
June 4, 1 8 10. 

Town Meeting Minutes, from August, 18 10, to 
August, 18 1 2. 

List of Voters, October 11 1824. 

[These volumes contain the original minutes of 
the proceedings in town meeting, the petitions, 
memorials and communications generally submitted 
for consideration, and the certificates of freemen as 
to their qualifications to vote.] 

Record of Fire Buckets, 181 1 to 1814, 1816 to 1818, 
1820 to 1825 and 1828. 

[These are the reports of the town sergeant as to the 
number and condition of the fire buckets which each 
householder was required to have on hand by order 
of the town, with the names of such householder.] 

In the arrangement of the papers heretofore 
referred to, the Commissioners found nearly a com- 
plete set of the records of the so-called Paper- Money 
Bank Mortgages, — devices by which bills of credit 
were issued by the colony and state from 171 5 to 
1 786. These were originally a part of the records of 
land evidence, and while they are of no value as 
aflfecting titles to real property, they are of conse- 
quence in identifying property and its ownership at 
certain periods. These volumes, eight in number, 
the Commissioners have caused to be bound for 
preservation and to be indexed; and have printed that 
index following the index to the Providence Town 
Papers. 

Through the cooperation of William E. Clarke, 
City Clerk, and J. Herbert Shedd, City Engineer 



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1895.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 15 

the Commissioners have caused 332 plats and reports 
on file in the City Clerk's office, relative to streets and 
highways in the Town of Providence, mostly dated 
previous to 1800, and which were badly mutilated 
from long and continuous handling, and were in 
imminent danger of soon becoming worthless, to be 
repaired and copies to be made for ordinary use. 

On the 20th day of November, 1893, ^^^ Commis- 
sioners addressed a letter to J. Herbert Shedd, City 
Engineer, requesting that these plats be copied, as 
many, if not all, were of great value in determining 
the original lines and layout of streets, many of them 
now in the compact part of the city. 

Pursuant to this request, Mr. Shedd assigned the 
work of copying to William G. Brennen, Assistant 
Engineer, and most careful copies have been made, 
which have been bound up in volumes entitled. 
Plats of Streets and Highways in the Town of Provi- 
dence, Numbers i and 2. The originals have been 
repaired and mounted in volumes entitled, Plats of 
Streets and Highways in the Town of Providence, 
Reports on Streets and Highways in the Town of 
Providence; and references have been made on the 
copies to the places where the originals may be 
found. These when finally completed will be placed 
in the custody of the City Clerk. 

An index of these plats has been prepared by Mr. 
Brennen, under the direction of City Engineer Shedd 
and follows the index to the Paper-Money Bank 
Mortgages with this report. 

The work of printing the Early Records of the 
Town of Providence has been prosecuted with as 



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much rapidity as the nature of the work would 
permit. In this work the Commissioners have 
employed two assistants, Cora B. Jewett and Mabel 
G. Cole, the former having been engaged in the 
work of transcribing the ancient records, while the 
latter has served as proofreader and general assistant. 

The first three books of records of the town 
have been reproduced in type and their contents are 
therefore preserved for all time against any calamity 
against which human foresight can guard. These 
three books make five printed volumes. 

Before this point had been reached, a careful 
examination of the records was made and the Com- 
missioners decided that it was desirable that the suc- 
ceeding books should follow as perfect a chronological 
order as the condition of the records would permit. 
The records from 1676 to 1692 were. in such condi- 
tion that parts of this period could only be covered 
by the examination of many hundred manuscripts, 
involving much labor. 

In order that no time might be wasted while this 
work was in progress, the Commissioners decided to 
commence the printing of the first Will Book, as it is 
now generally called, but which was originally known 
as the first book for the Town Council's particular 
use. This volume had been copied some years ago 
and the copy thus made was used for the purpose 
of printing, thereby saving expense. 

Another reason why it was desirable to print this 
book at this time was that it was the earliest book of 
the Town Council Proceedings and covers in date a 
part of the proceedings of the Town Council dur- 



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1895.] EARLY TOWN RECORDS. 17 

ing the very time of which the Commissioners were 
endeavoring to perfect a record. 

The first Will Book having been printed, in vol- 
umes six and seven of the Early Records, the Com- 
missioners then proceeded to collect the material for 
the Town Meeting records from the year 1676. This 
material is made up from the Town Meeting record 
book which, by some misarrangement, made many 
years ago, when the books of record were bound, was 
numbered 3, but which, in order of chronology, fol- 
lows the books in the custody of the Recorder of 
Deeds (which have been printed) and precedes the 
volumes now marked Vol. i of the Town Council 
and Town Meeting records. The manuscript for the 
period from 1676 to 1692 has been prepared and the 
first volume thereof is in the hands of the printer. 

HORATIO ROGERS, 
G. M. CARPENTER, 
EDWARD FIELD, 

Record Commissioners. 

Providence, April 22, 1895. 



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Introduction to the Index. 



It is deemed advisable to present in this place a general statement of 
the character and melhod of the work whose results are here printed, as 
well as various particular statements as to titles, sub-titles and other 
entries. These particular statements are placed here, rather than in foot- 
notes, mainly for typographical reasons. They are intended to be only 
interpretative of the words used in the index, whether those be the words 
of the original documents or of the indexer. If statements of construc- 
tion or of correlative fact be therein found, they have been inserted 
because they are deemed necessary to a clear interpretation. 

In the work here presented there are references to about seven thousand 
and fifty documents. Many of these documents are of a composite order, 
embracing matters so differing from each other that separate references 
for each one are required. It is estimated that there are over ten thou- 
sand references in this work. 

When the Commissioners first began to gather and preserve these 
papers, it became evident that an index was needed. They had, at first, 
intended to place all the papers in, as nearly as could be determined, a 
chronological order so that the serial numbers would serve as a clue to 
the dates. After they had placed some fourteen thousand papers in this 
way, carrying the dates up into the present century, a collection came to 
light, comprising nearly a thousand papers and of dates between 1743 and 
later than 1800. By the time these papers were properly mounted and 
numbered, another lot was received, the earliest date of which is in 1698; 
and before these were properly arranged another lot was found, the earliest 
one of which was dated in 1644. Hence it comes that in this volume, 
which covers only the period to 1790, we have this result : 

Serial Number i bears date in 1642 

*< ** 14004 bears date in 1744. 

** ** 14976 ** •* ** 1698. 

•* •* i66n ** *• ** 1642. 

It may be noted, also, that since the preparation of the manuscript for 
this index was begun, there have come to the Commission some thou- 
sands of papers all bearing on the first century of the existence of Provi- 

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dence. AH thesei as a matter of necessity, had to be left to await a second 
volume of the index which will probably be required to cover the papers 
up to the date of 1790. 

After much consideration they devised the plan of giving the year date, 
which they have printed in a different type from the serial number 
(which it always precedes;) and where a number of similar documents 
are all in one and the same year the year date is given first and all num- 
bers following it, whether on that line or following lines, are serial 
numbers of papers dated in that year until the next year date is reached. 

It was at first intended simply to classify the papers by titles as 
**Acts," ** Bills," "Certificates," etc.; but this was soon found to be 
impracticable and insufficient. In the matter of bills, for instance, there 
are thousands of bills bearing on every subject in which the town or the 
townsmen were interested ; and to put them all into one class, even if 
alphabetically arranged, would only tend to the hopeless confusion of the 
seeker after information. It was useless to try to simplify the matter by 
attempting to make a distinction between ** public " and ** private " bills, 
— for, prior to the close of the Revolution, the great majority of the bills 
against the town were made out against the town officers, apparently as 
individuals; and it often requires a close scrutiny of the contents of a 
bill, and of the mode of payment as well, to determine whether the bill is 
against the individual or the town ; and it can scarcely be said to be a 
rarity to find bills in which some items are against the town and some 
against the person who filled the town's office. 

Another reason for not classing all bills under the title of that name is 
that nearly all of the public bills are in connection with matters which 
themselves require a titular distinction in the index as Bridges, Fire 
Apparatus, Highways, etc. ; and if other matters than bills connected 
with or referring to Bridges, etc., are entered under that or those titles it 
would seem as if the bills also should be so entered ; while if the bills are 
entered under both titles it would lead to an useless duplication of entries. 

It is true that many of these bills refer to matters affecting several of 
these, what may be called, natural titles ; as, for instance, we find items 
referring to Bridges, Highways and Fortifications, all in one bill ; but this 
fact only shows more plainly the necessity of arranging the references by 
a classification based on the subject matter. 

These remarks in regard to bills apply equally to Certificates, Letters, 
Orders, Petitions, Warrants, etc. ; in fact to all of what would be consid- 
ered purely titular headings. 

In carrying out their plan the Commissioners have striven to make the 
titles and sub-titles and further sub-divisions of the index go as far as 
possible in the description of the subject matter of the papers. The 
features which the papers possess in common have been incorporated as 
succinctly as possible into such titles, leaving the actual reference in 
thousands of cases to be simply the serial number; and when more than 
that is given it is simply the differentia distinguishing it from others 
of its class, and making it, in so far sui generis ; which individualiza- 
tion is expressed in the briefest manner. 

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There are many cases where the system of this index and of a titular 
index concur. To prevent confusion arising from this source, the Com- 
missioners have introduced a series of cross references, in each case where 
it is applicable, showing where other papers of the same nominal title are 
to be found. 

The most general feature of the arrangement is its alphabetical order. 
A list of titles given in that order is hereto annexed and serves as a con- 
tents of the index. All sub-titles of any given title are placed in like 
order. When a sub-title becomes the subject of a further division, the 
numbers of that division are placed in alphabetical order, and so with 
further sub-divisions so far as they may be carried. If the occasion for 
it exists, a chronological classification is introduced, leaving the ultimate 
result to be the distinction of the serial numbers. This may be well 
illustrated in the case of Neal McNeal. He was a pauper, receiving aid 
from the town, hence his case comes under the title of Poor. Most of 
the aid he received was in the form of orders of Overseer of the Poor on 
the Town Treasurer. ** Order of Overseer of Poor on the Town Treas- 
urer in favor of " is one of the sub-titles under Poor, and is found in its 
alphabetical order. But many other persons besides Neal McNeal were 
the beneficiaries of such orders; they therefore form the subject of a 
further division or a sub-sub- title. The names of these persons are 
placed in alphabetical order, and, in its proper place among those is Neal 
McNeal. Orders in favor of Neal McNeal are further classified according 
to the persons to whom payable, those payable to him being placed first 
and those payable to others following in alphabetical order. 

To show the general plan of the system, there is here given a diagram- 
matic abstract from the most complicated and, at the same time, one of 
the most interesting titles, viz. : Revolution. Under this head it has 
been intended to index every document bearing on the revolutionary 
struggle. 



Title. 

Sub-Htle. 
Division. 

Sub-division. 

Individualization. 

Sub-individualization. 

Revolution, alarm company, list of persons drafted etc. 
Bounty money, account by town treasurer etc. 
Receipt for bounty money etc. 

from Welcome Arnold by Job Pike 
Jabez Bowen by Cornelius Drisdell 

by John Delesdemier 
John Brown by Nicholas Power 
Report of distribution of bounty money etc. 
Camp followers, resolution of town council etc. 



Date. 


No. 


1778 


1498 


1780 


J8156 


1780 


2135 


1780 


8183 


1781 


8383 


1781 


8865 


1780 


8131 


1777 


1809 


1780 


1900 



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LIST OF TITLES. 



Abstract. 

Accident. 

Account rendered. 

Acquittance. 

Act of General Assembly. 

Address. 

Admiralty Court of Rhode Island. 

Advertising. 

Affidavit. 

Agreement. 

Alarm Company. 

Appraisal of real estate. 

Apprentice. 

Appropriation. 

Arbitration. 

Arms and accoutrements. 

Assize of bread. 

Athletic feats. 

Attachment. 

Award of arbitrators. 

Bail bond. 

Ballot. 

Bank. 

Baptist Meeting House. 

Baptist Meeting House Lane note. 

Barrack. 

Barracking of troops. 

Barrington. 

Bastardy proceedings. 

Bell. 

Bill. 

Bill of Rights, etc. 

Bill of sale. 

Blockade, effects of. 

Bond. 

Boston, support of poor of. 

Bounds of Providence. 

Bounty money. 

Bread corn distribution. 

Bridge. 

Brig Amey. 

Brig Harmony. 

Case of Town of Providence vs. 

Martha Howell. 
Certificate. 
Classes and Classification of Town. 



College. 

Commerce and Navigation. 

Commission. 

Committee. 

Common. 

Congress. 

Constable. 

Constitution of the United States. 

Constitutional Convention of 

Rhode Island. 
Continental invalid. 
Continental money. 
Continental securities. 
Contract. 
Cord wood note. 
Corn note. 

Corn on account of town. 
Coroner's inquest. 
Correspondence, committee of. 
Council of War. 
Court House. 
Court of Inquiry. 
Court of General Sessions. 
Court of Trials. 
Currency, state. 
Custodian of estate. 
Debt. 
Declaration of town's right to join 

the United States. 
Deed. 

Defeasance. 
Delegate. 
Depositions. 

Deputy to General Assembly. 
Discharge of mortgage. 
Discharge of soldier, 
Disoixierly house. 
Disorderly woman. 
Division of town. 
Doctor's practice. 
Dog. 
Due bill. 

Earmark of cattle. 
Enlistment. 
Estate. 
Examination. 



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Excise duties. 

Ferry. 

Fine of Town Council members. 

Fire apparatus. 

Fish way. 

Foreign relations. 

Fortification. 

Freemen. 

French certificate. 

Friends. 

Gaol. 

General Assembly. 

General Treasurer. 

Gold and Silver Loan. 

Gold note. 

Gold and Silver note. 

Greene, General. 

Grog Shops and Tippling Houses. 

Harbor. 

Hard money note. 

Hay Scales. 

Highway. 

Hypothecation. 

Impost tax. 

Indenture. 

Indiscreet conduct. 

Inferior Court of Common Pleas. 

Information. 

Ingrossing of prices. 

Interest account. 

Intendenfs office. 

Invoice. 

Iron and flour account. 

Inventory. 

Jail. 

Juror. 

Justice Court. 

Land claim. 

Layout of land. 

Lease. 

Legal proceedings. 

Legal Tender Law. 

Letter. 

License. 

List. 

Loan office certificate. 

Lottery. 

Market House. 



Market Parade. 

Market Wharf. 

Marriage certificate. 

Memorandum. 

Memorial. 

Militia. 

Minutes of deed. 

Mortgage, discharge of. 

Note. 

Notice. 

Notification. 

Obituary. 

Old Tenor." 

Order. 

Paper money bank. 

Partition of estate. 

Pasturage. 

Petition. 

Plan of building. 

Plat. 

Poor. 

Power of attorney. 

Pound. 

Presbyterian Meeting House. 

Prices. 

Printing. 

Privateer. 

Proprietors. 

Protest. 

Providence bounds. 

Prudential affairs of the town. 

Public lands in private occupation. 

Quaker. 

Receipt. 

Records. 

Remonstrance, etc. 

Rent. 

Renunciation of trust. 

Report. 

Request to call town meeting. 

Resignation of officer. 

Revolution. 

Revolutionary papers, Town of Bar- 

rington. 
Return to Purchasers. 
Reward. 

Ride to Newport. 
Rhyming effusion. 



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Rythmical memorandum. 
Riot and rioters. 
Salt, distribution of. 
School. 

School house lots. 
School house. 
School house (brick). 
Schoolmaster. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
Search warrant. 
Secretary of State. 
Settlement, certificate of. 
Settlement of accounts. 
Seven Mile Line. 
Silver money account. 
Silver money notes. 
Slave. 

Slavery, abolition of. 
Small pox, generally. 
Small pox hospital, generally. 
Small pox hospital at North Provi- 
dence. 
Small pox hospital at Tockwotten. 
Solitary Hill. 
Statement of account. 
State securities. 
Statera. 
Summons. 
Street paving note. 
Suscohannock affair. 
Tavern. 
Tax. 

Test Act. 

Tide Mill at Weybosset Bridge. 
Town Clerk. 



Town council minutes. 
Town of Johnston. 
Town meeting. 
Town Pump. 
Town of Scituate. 
Town Sergeant. 
Town Treasurer. 
Town watch. 
Town wharf. 
Train Bands. 
Treasure trove. 
Turf and twig. 
United States. 

United States chronicle extraordi- 
nary. 
Vendue master. 
Vendue public. 
Vagrancy proceedings. 
Vagrancy proceedings in Newport. 
Venture. 

Vote of General Assembly. 
Vote of town meeting. 
Voters, lists of. 
Ward-Hopkins controversy. 
Warrant. 
Warrant search. 
Watkins lots. 
Washington, General. 
Watch. 

Waterlots on flats. 
Wharfage. 
Will. 

Work house estate. 
Writ. 



PARTICULAR STATEMENTS. 

Bill against Henry Bowen on account of store. In classifying these bills, 
the principal item is chosen. 

Bridge—The rule followed is, where a paper is known to refer to a par- 
ticular bridge, to class it under the name of that bridge ; where it is 
uncertain what bridge is referred to, the paper is placed in the general 
list. 

Case of Town of Providence vs. Martha Howell. This is a lot of papers 
all bearing on one case, recently come to light and all classed together, 
though of widely different dates and characters. 

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Highway bills where locality is given. — ^The names of localities, streets, 
etc., here given, are those used in the bills and often differ from the 
places to which the same names are given at the present time. 
Note — The year date given with the notes is sometimes that of pay- 
ment, and not the date of the note. 
Note — Public. These notes were all given, unless otherwise specified, 
by the town treasurer. Some state the purpose for which they were 
given, some do not. In addition there was a distinction between cur- 
rent money notes, continental currency notes, hard money notes, gold 
notes, gold and silver notes, and silver notes, or notes payable in 
those respective kinds of currency, though sometimes all these differ- 
ent kinds of notes would be issued under the same resolution or for 
the same purpose. These differences are indicated by 

I St. Making a class of simple notes in which there was no 

special feature to be noted. 
2d. Classifying the notes as far as possible according to the 

objects for which issued in alphabetical order and 
3d. Placing in this alphabetical arrangement under the head of 
resolutions the notes that can only be classified by reference 
to the resolutions authorizing them in chronological order 
of the dates of the resolutions ; the notes themselves being 
ranged in alphabetical order of the names of payees. 
4th. After the name of the payer is the indication of the money 
of payment, If unspecified in the note it is left blank ; if 
"gold," "gold or silver" or "gold and silver" it is rep- 
resented by a G} if " hard money " by an H, if " silver 
money" or " Spanish milled silver dollars " by an S, and \i 
" Continental currency " by a C. 
Order drawn on James Arnold — Many of these may have been drawn 
upon him as town treasurer, but where it is impossible to determine 
positively that they were such they are entered as private matters. 
Poor — Order of overseer on town treasurer for relief of Daniel Box. He 

was a Continental invalid^ which title see. 
Poor — Order of overseer on town treasurer, in favor of Michael McFow- 

ley. See also orders in favor of Fowley above. 
Poor — Order of overseer on town treasurer in favor of Deborah Olney. 

See sub-title rent fost* 
Poor—Order of overseer on town treasurer in favor of Sigbee Richmond, 

a black invalid state soldier. 
Poor — Order of overseer on town treasurer in favor of John Skirms, an 

old state soldier. 
Poor — Order of overseer on town treasurer in favor of Mrs. Bridget 

Smith. See sub-title rent post. 
Poor — Reports of overseer of poor. Many of the accounts noted hereto- 
fore as " bills general" are in the nature of reports. 
Poor — Work House, care of poor in. Many items in regard to poor in 
work house form parts of the bills indexed under title of "Town 
Sergeant." 

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I^evoluh'oH— Expedition to Rhode Island. These papers apparently refer 
to service other than that in the battle of Rhode Island and the expe- 
dition leading thei-eto. 
School House — Some of these papers probably refer to the Brick School 

House, which seeposl. 
Small pox, general — The papers in regard to small pox are divided under 
four titles: 

1st. Those relating to small pox generally, viz. : with no spe- 
cial feature of distinguishment. 
2d. Those relating to small pox hospital generally, viz. : where 

no location is given. 
3d. Those relating to small pox hospital at North Providence 

and 
4th. Those relating to small pox hospital at Tockwotten. 
Evidently many papers classed under the second title refer to the 
third or fourth, but as it is impossible to tell which of the two is 
referred to in them, they are classed as found. 
Tax — Assessment, bill for, of Nathan Wheaton. Perhaps this name 

should be Nathaniel. 
7\7;ir— Order of town treasurer on tax collector out of tax collecting, for 
paving notes taken up in favor of Zephaniah Andrews (3756) was for 
pavement around the market house. Order to Nicholas Brown, in 
tlie same series (3793) was for paving the market parade. 
Test act — List of inhabitants of Providence who signed and list of 
inhabitants of Providence who did not sign. These two lists are 
not originals but copies, which the copyist states to be correct and 
that the originals were at the time of copying in the town clerk's 
office. 
Town Sergeant — ^Bill of against town for services. The nature of the 
services for which these bills are rendered is so varied that no attempt 
is made to classify them thereby. 
Town Treasurer — Receipt of, for endorsements on town treasurer's notes. 
The payments were in paper money, the endorsements are in hard or 
silver money at appropriate rates. 



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INDEX 



Providence Town Papers 



INDEXING PAPERS NUMBERED 

I to 5979, 14004 to 14872, 14882, 14976 to 15089a, 15093, 
15094, 15330a to i533o^» 16611 to 16625 

DATED IN THE YEARS FROM 



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Providence Town Papers. 



Abstract of deeds of lands in Providence and North Provi- 
dence • 1786 S916 
Accident bill against town for care of injured 1785 3604 
Account rendered by Christopher Smith of Antigua to 

William Brown 1730 14696 

Acquittance from charge of will Joseph Brown to 

Richard Brown 1746 14705 

Act of General Assembly as to paper money issues, 
see Paper Money Bank 
in nature of probate proceedings, see Estate 
as to fire engine, see Fire apparatus 
regarding freemen, see Freemen 

defining legislative powers of the towns 1776 909 

authorizing town to make by-laws 1785 5674 

of stage plays 1762 865 

Address to General Greene, see Greene 

to and from General Washington, see Washington 
to freemen of the state by Henry Ward 1789 5151 

to town council by ** Naked Truth " 1775 805 

Admiralty Court of Rhode Island in re General 
Treasurer vs. 16 packages of glassware, ist, 2d and 
3d proclamations 1789 5389 5340 5841 

Advertisings receipt for entrance money for Providence 

Gazette 1769 14070 

bill against Benoni Pearce for Providence Gazette 1774 ''l* 

Affidavit in legal proceedings, see Legal Proceedings 

of Samuel Tucker as to Daniel Brown and wife 1729 14671 

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Agrreement as to arbitration, see Arbitration 

in settlement of estate, see Estate 

as to extension of pavements, see Highway 

as to Market House lot, see Market House 

as to schools, see Schools and School Houses 

with keeper as to work house, see Poor 

of Peleg Arnold and Simeon Arnold as to boundaries 1754 »4« 

of Stephen Arnold and Peleg Rhodes 1693 9» 

of Nathaniel Eddy and Richard Brown as to hay 1743 14098 

of Samuel Gorkin about an Indian named Tom 165 1 18 

between Pawtuxet men on the north side of Pawtuxet 

river 1682 9« 

of Eliphalet Phil brooks and wife with Joseph Edmunds 

et al 1745 1«5 

of John Rice and Israel Arnold 1724 78 

of Bennett Wheeler and Henry Bo wen 1788 4869 
Alarm Company, see Revolution 
Appraisal of real estate pertaining to issues of paper 

• money, see Paper Money Bank 

of Lemuel Smith and John Smith 1676-7 l« 
Apprentice bill of Zephaniah Andrews for making inden- 
tures of Lewis (of Benaiah) to Jonah Hawkings 1774 exi 

bill of Nathaniel Wheaton for making indentures of 

Luke Allen to Henry Tillinghast 1784 8118 

Henry Joseph Bowen to Samuel Hodges 1790 547» 

Nancy Ann Bettis to James Arnold 1784 8118 

Sarah Beard to Joseph Chandler 1784 8118 

Betsey Cleaveland to John Pettey 1789 5«ll 

William Collins to Solomon Owen 1786 3757 

Polly Creed (of William) to John Mumford 1789 5«11 

Abijah Davis to Thomas Loring 1785 8734 

Charlotte Edwards (of Edward) to Philip Martin 1787 4570 

William Edwards (of Edward) to Samuel Anderson 1787 4570 

Arthur Field to Henry Hufman 1790 547« 

Benjamin Field to James Field 1789 5211 

John Field (of James) to James Nickerson 1788 503« 

John Foster to Joseph Whipple 1784 3118 

Thomas Foster to Joseph Chandler 1784 3118 

Obadiah Jencks to Peter Chandler 1784 3118 

Polly Johnson to Calvin Holbrook 1786 3757 

Reuben Johnson (of Reuben) to Louis Deblone 1786 3757 

Henry Joseph (of Elizabeth) to James Morss 17874354 

Benjamin Logan to Thomas Owen 1787 4354 

Polly McFoy to Archibald Stewart 1785 8734 

Nancy Orin (of Margaret Scranton) to Peter Jacobs 1787 4570 

George Parker to Peleg Arnold 1786 3757 

Nancy Roberts to Joseph and Anne Clapp 1788 5039 

Jenny Rounds to Stephen Payne and wife 1787 4854 

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Apprentice bill of Nathaniel Wheaton for making indentures 
Joseph Seamans to Samuel Thurber 
Joseph Simeons to Jonathan March 
Edward Smith to Edward Fenner 
Samuel Smith to Calvin Holbrook 
Thomas Smith to Samuel Davenport 
William Smitton to Lemuel Chandler 
Samuel Sombodj' to Pardon Field 
William Stanfield to William Ross 
William Teel (of John) to Peter Jacobs 
Polly Vial to John Trask 
Daniel Weaver to Peter Chandler 
certificate of Moses Daniels' agreement to take Rich- 
mond Norton as apprentice 
as to Rufus Mason's dues for taking James Ingra- 

ham as apprentice 
of consent by Alice Thurber to apprentice Paul Thur- 
ber her son to Jesse Angell 
indenture Edward Abbey to Esek Hopkins 

Mary Aldridge (of Mary) to Benoni Wooley and 

wife 
Stephen Arnold (of Meribah Stone) to Joseph Kim- 
ball 
Andrew Baxter of Glasgow to John P. Jones 
Abigail Barber to Nicholas Power and wife 
Charles Beares (of Benjamin) to Mrs. Mary Arnold 
Ezekiel Birket (of Roby Brlggs) to Zachariah 

Allen 
Eles Bon not (of Mary) to John Gorton 
Judah Bonnot (of Mary) to John Dunwell 
Sarah Bradford (of Hope an Indian Woman) to 

Samuel Angell 
Sarah Brown (of William) to Isaiah Hawkins and 

wife 
Abraham Burlingame (of Samuel) to Ephraim 

Congdon 
Sarah Capron (of Abijah) to Timothy Miles 
Potter Card (of Edward) to Jeremiah Harrington 
Samuel Chase to Daniel Learned 
William Clemence (of John) to John Barnes 
Ebenezer Collins to Simeon Thayer 
Richard Collins of Dartmouth England to Elisha 

Tillinghast 
Benjamin Coman (of Joseph) to Joshua Smith 
John Coman (of Joseph) to Abijah Bliss 
Benjamin Cook (of William) to Joseph Hoyle 
Barney Davis (of Gaius) to Jabez Pearce 
Christopher Davis (of John) to Nathaniel Water- 
man 

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of 

1787 4354 
1787 4570 
1787 4354 

1786 3757 
1789 5211 
1784 3118 

. 1787 4354 

1787 4354 

1787 4570 

1788 4639 

1784 3118 

1776 1103 

1786 3749 

1779 1608 
1764 383 

1709-10 39 

1764 381 

1785 3535 
1779 1843 

1720 70 

1779 1675 
1747 139 
1747 140 

1752 226 
1760 33» 

1753 »»0 
1758 807 
1757 »»* 

1779 1597 
1753 »»» 

1770 4»5 

1749 159 

1753 »«a 
I7SS »76 

1771 43» 

1755 «73 

1744 118 



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Apprentice indenture 

Gaius Davis (of Gains) to John William 

John Davis (of Gaius) to Alexander Frazier 

Lewis Davis (of John) to Timothy Carpenter 

William Davis to James Brown 

Ursula Davis (of Gaius) to Isaac Gray 

Mary Day ley (of Owen) to Amos Westcot 

Andrew Dexter to John Hawkings 

Dorcas (of Dinah a free Negro woman) to Henry 

Bowen 
James Drown (of Shem) to William Smith 
John Drown (of Shem) to Coomer Hale 
John Drown (of Shem) to Samuel Smith 
Mary Drown (of Shem) to Azariah Whipple 
Mary Dunbar (of Archibald) to Gabriel Friend 
Uriah Edmonds (of Meribah) to Henry Harris 
Anthony Emanuel to Samuel Daggett 
John Field (of Michael) to William Rhodes 
Simeon Georgo to Thomas Harris 
Francis Gershom to John Randall 
John Gilley to Samuel Robinson 
Daniel Head (of George) to Enos Walker 
Uriah Herndon (of Benjamin) to Joseph Williams 
John Hunt (of Elizabeth Donnison) to Joshua Hacker 
Simeon Hunt (of Elizabeth Donnison) to Job Smith 
James Ingraham (of Joseph) to Ruf us Mason 
Henry Joseph (of Elizabeth Jenckes) to James Morse 
John Jenckes (of John) to Samuel Whipple 
Robert Jones of Simsbury Conn, to Robert Watson 
Will Larranio to Jabez Bowen ' 
William Lashbrook to Nathan Drisser 
John Logan (of William) to Benjamin Cozzens 
John Magee to Andrew Craige 
William Mathewson (of Sarah) to Daniel Harris 
Lucy Millar to Asa Franklin and wife 
Henry More (of Christopher) to Joseph Franklin 
William More (of Christopher) to Amos Hammond 
Peter Norton (of Peter) to Job Smith 
Richmond Norton to Moses Daniels 
William O'Harra (of Eliza Florence) to William 

Henry 
George Olney (of Nedabiah) to Job Angel 
Israel Olney (of Nedabiah) to John Foster 
Jabez Olney (of Nedabiah) to Ezekiel Angell 
John Page of Guernsey to Daniel Angell 
George Pegg (grandchild of Margaret Tinsing) to 

Benjamin Vial 
Simeon Potter (of Abel) to Zachariah Mathewson 
Transfer of same to Benjamin Potter 

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1 755 


27» 


1763 


871 


1745 


1»4 


1763 


880 


1755 


»71 


1744 


117 


1748 


158 


1783 143«» 


1761 


346 


1763 


370 


1770 


4»3 


1763 


376 


1773 


562 


1752 


217 


1770 


426 


1785 3701 


»734 06 


1750 


178 


1774 


634 


1757 


297 


1727 76 


1771 


487 


1771 


433 


1786 8751 


1786 4103 


1774 


730 


1735 VI 


1747 


138 


1765 


388 


1782 96»2 


1774 


703 


1748 


154 


1776 1075 


1750 


166 


1751 


172 


1780 19«5 


1777 130» 


1758 


304 


1747 


144 


1754 


240 


1747 


143 


1716 66 


1761 


356 


1733-4 


105 


1738-9 


105 



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Apfrentice indenture 

William Prescot to William Gray 

John Roan to Archibald Weare 

Thomas Roan to Barnard Eddy 

Uriah Salsbury to Philip Roberts 

Sarah Scranton to Susanna Walker 

Phebe Smith to Eleazar Green 

Anstrus Stone to Daniel Sprague 

Sylvester Stone (of Job) to Jonathan Paine 

Sylvester Stone (of Job) to Jonathan Paine 

Uriah Stone of Rehoboth to Nathaniel Brown 

Jerusha Sugars (of Mary Estance) to Thomas Joslin 

and wife 
Benjamin Tallman (of Peleg) to Knight Dexter 
Nancy Taylor to John Franklin 
John Teal (of John) to Asa Waterman 
Daniel Thornton (of John) to Edward Hawkings 
Ruth Thornton (of John) to Richard Clemence 
Mercy Tinnin (of Margaret) to Simeon Smith 
Thomas Tucker (of Thomas) to Moses Burlingame 

Jr 
Sarah Wailes (of Thomas) to John Angel Jr 
Eleanor White (of Jenny Fennceys) to Thomas 
Yeats 
duplicate of above 
Mehitable Yeates (of John) to Elisha Whitman 
William Yoats (of John) to Thomas Whipple Jr 
Anna Yots (of John) to John Dexter 
John Yots (of John) to Jeremiah Hawkings 
letter of Mehitable Yeates to town clerk asking for her 

indentures 
order of Peter Linnett on Squire Foster for his inden- 
tures to be delivered to bearer 
of overseer of poor on town treasurer in favor of 
master for taking as apprentice Sally Allen (of 
Margaret Scranton) to Peter Penno 
Betsey Arnold to William Bowen 
Nancy Caesar to William Martain 
John Cambridg to Gaius Peck 
Betsey Cleaveland to John Pettey Jr 
John Creed (of William) to Peregrine Foster 
Betsey Driskill to William Bowen 
Charlotte Edwards (of Edward) to Philip Strat- 

ton 
William Edwards (of Edward) to Samuel 

Anderson 
Arthur Field to Henry Hufman 
William Fletcher to Joshua Smith 

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1776 1068 
1750 165 
1754 238 
1748 148 

1759 330 

1760 337 
1765 387 
1754 S66 

1754 »«» 

1758 306 

1708-9 37 

1778 1404 

1769 418 

1779 186iS 

1712-13 54 

1708-9 36 

1733 »« 

1746 138 
1711 44 

1761 355 

1761 357 

1762 366 
1752 016 
1752 900 

1752 »10 

1767 308 
1778 1543 



1783 2085 

1 781 2564 
1778 1367 

1782 2648 

1789 5085 
1788 4030 
1781 2564 

1784 3178 

1784 3236 

1790 5384 
1780 1054 



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Af>f>rentice order of overseer of poor on town treasurer in 
favor of master for taking as apprentice 

Henry Joseph (Jencks) (of Elizabeth) to James 

Morse 1786 4104 

Polly Johnson to Calvin Holbrook 1785 8641 

James Lewis to Josiah Hawkins 1773 488 

one of the poor children to Ephraim Bowen 1776 890 

Benjamin Olney to John Smith 1772 15061a 
Nancy Orin (of Margaret Scranton) to Mary 

Bradford 1783 aoae 
George Parker to Peleg Arnold 1785 3444 
Nancy Roberts to Joseph and Anna Clapp 1788 5001 
Samuel Sombody to Pardon Field 1786 3750 
William Teel to Peter Jacobs 1784 3S68 
Crumel Trafton to Josiah Humphrey 1778 14«l 
Samuel Whitney to John Adye 1783 »979 
Polly Vial (of Donnely) to John Trask 1787 4676 
receipt for taking Nancy Orin as apprentice from over- 
seer of poor by Peter Jacobs 1785 3366 
request by overseer of poor for an indenture to bind 

John Jenckes (of John) to Samuel Whipple 1774 738 

terms offered in taking James Ingraham 1785 37«4 

vote of town council as to binding out Mary Dones* child 1763 369 

as to indenture of Thomas Drown to Coomer Hale 1763 369 

Peter Norton (of Peter) to Job Smith 1780 19«3 

John Seamans to Esek Hopki;is Jr 1780 1900 

John Teel (of John) to Asa Waterman 1779 1841 

Relief Thurber to Paul Allen 1780 19«3 

Appropriation by town council in favor of Daniel Cooke 



1788 4668 



1698 14976 
1784 3203 

1787 4163 



and that he account for the same 

Arbitration agreement to submit John Rice and Jabez 

Greene 

award of arbitrators 

Arms and accoutrements^ see Revolution 

Assize of Bread bill for adjusting 

for advertising 1771 16024 1777 1353 1785 3322 3324 3607 

1787 4648 1788 4707 1789 6344 1790 6476 

warrant to bring bakers before council 1784 3246 

Athletic Feats exhibition of due bill for town's share of 

receipts for 1790 5664 

license to John Bennett to exhibit 1790 6653 

to Thomas Pool to exhibit 1789 6117 

receipt for town's share of receipts 1790 6710 

report of committee as to town's share of receipts 1790 16087a 

Attachment^ see Legal Proceedings 

Award of Arbitrators, see Arbitration 

Bail Bond, see Legal Proceedings 

Ballot for general officers 1780 1966 2003 

of land holders for general officers and representatives 

in Congress 1787 *«>l 

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Bank issues of state paper currency, see Paper Money Bank 
Baptist Meeting: House bill of Samuel Westcott against 
order on James Arnold to be charged to John Brown in 
favor of bearer 

of Samuel Daggett Jr 
of Asa Hopkins 
of John Lindsey 
of Israel Low 
of Aaron Mann 
of William Seamans 
on D. E. Smith in favor of James Sumner 
on Daniel Smith in favor of John Lindsey 

of Mr. Pitman 
on P. William Tillinghast in favor of Martin Seamens 
of Eph. Walker 
Baptist Meeting: House Lane notes, see Note 
Barrack, see Revolution 
Barracking: of troops, see Revolution 
Barringrton, see also Revolution 

election of deputies to General Assembly 
estate of James Adams Henry Bowen Exr. bill for pro- 
bate charges 
license to Henry Bowen receipt by town clerk for 
order of clerk on treasurer in favor of James Brown 

of William Winsor 
poor of support of Mary Barker 
Daniel Peck 
C. Phillips 
Christian Phippen 
receipt by committee for town books of account 

by treasurer for balance due town 
tax receipt for 

warrant against Wm. Smith copy of order and return i 
Bastardy proceeding's appeal of Joseph Hawkins to 
Court of General Sessions 
bill of William Compton for services in 

of Levi Ham and Sarah Ham for expense of child 
of Jonathan Greene for services in 
bond to indemnify town by William and Thomas Aplin 
John Burton 
Peter Lunt (Lewit) 
complaint against Daniel Ball Jr 
Jeremiah Hopkins 
Obadiah Jenckes 
deposition of Mrs. Susanna Angell 
Rachel Olney 
Joseph Smith 
examination of Mary Hopkins 

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1774 '^^ 

1775 868 
1775 746 
1775 75» 
1775 76* 

1775 763 

1776 879 

1775 865 
1775 760 
1775 756 

1775 ««> 

177s 845 



1776 14998 

1784 14456 

1776 14354 
1779 14895 

1778 149961 

1777 14»99 
1776 14300 

1776 14961 

1779 14994 

1777 14978 

1780 14307 
I 77 I 14311 

787 15330b 

1730 89 
1783 9893 
1787 4919 
1790 5798 
1779 1855 

1753 a«* 

1754 945 
1771 441 

1729 84 
1712-13 57 
1729 84 
1729 84 
1729 83 
1711-12 48 



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Bastardy proceedings examination of 

Martha Smith 1729 M 

Mary Thornton 1724-5 74 

Sarah Whipple 1729 8S 

judgment against Jeremiah Angell 1724 91 

Jeremiah Hopkins 1729 86 

Peter Lewit (Lunt) 1754 «46 

Martha Smith's child 1729 86 

Mary Thornton's child 1730 91 

Sarah Whipple's child 1729 85 

warrant to arrest Daniel Ball Jr 177 1 440 

writ against Benjamin Hopkins 1729 81 1729 8» 

Obadiah Jenckes 1711-12 47 1712-13 56 

Bell bill for ringing of Nicholas Branch 1789 5137 

Nicholas Hoppin 1790 5978 

James Snow 1777 1140 

Joseph Whittemore 1783 2878 1786 3817 

certificate by town clerk of dues for ringing 1782 9410 

order on town treasurer to pay for ringing by Nicholas 

Branch 1788 497« 

Isaac Corry 1780 1949 

James Snow 1779 1669 

James Snow Jr 1778 1415 

resolution of town meetings as to ringing 1776 909 1784 3164 

1785 3464 1787 4257 1788 4766 1789 5282 

silver money note to Nicholas Branch for ringing 1789 5136 

Bill for making indentures, see Af prentice 

for adjusting assize of bread, see Assize of Bread 

in bastardy proceedings, see Bastardy Proceedings 

against Baptist Meeting House, see Baptist Meeting House 

for ringing bell, see Bell 

as to bread corn distribution, see Bread Corn Distribution 

for bridges, see Bridge 

against brig Amey, see Brig Amey 
brig Harmony, see Brig Harmony 

for taking census, see Census 

as to college, see College 

as to supplies of corn, see Corn 

of coronor, see Coronors Inquest 

for court house, see Court House 

against estates, see Estate 

concerning ferries, see Ferries 

for fire apparatus, see Fire Apparatus 

concerning jail, see Gaol 

for staking out harbor, see Harbor 

concerning highways, see Highway 

for summoning jurors, see Juror 

for tavern licenses, see Tavern 

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for market house, see Markit House 

for market house lottery, see Lottery 

about paper monejr banks, see Pafer Money Bank 

for support of poor, see Poor 

about pound, see Pound 

for printing, see Printing 

as to records, see Records 

for rent, see Rent 

relating to the revolution, see Revolution 

as to distribution of salt, see Salt 

as to school interests, see Schools and School Houses 

as to sealer of weights and measures, see Sealer of 
Weights and Measures 

for support of free bom children of slaves, see Slavery 
Abolition of 

as to small pox matters, see Small Pox 

relating to taxation, see Tax 

of town sergeant, see Town Sergeant 

of town clerk, see Town Clerk 

in vagrancy proceedings, see Vagrancy Proceedings 

for work house estate, see Work House Estate 

for supplies to work house, see Poor 

for reception of Gen. Washington, see Washington 

relating to town watch, see Watch 

against town bjr James Angell for services as council 

clerk 1773 16aB7a 10OB7b 

council bjr Esek Aldrich for use of his house and 
punch and wine 1782 15068 

by Esek Aldrich for refreshments, etc. 1783 15009 15070 

15071 1507S 15075 1784 15077 15078 1785 15081a 
by Henry Rice for dinners and wine 1786 15089a 

1787 438fl 
for traveling per vote of Paul Allen 1790 5500 

sundries Amos Atwell 17884030 

divers notes etc. John Brown 1789 5935 

iron wire Brown Rogers & Brown 1788 4755 

attending committee William Compton 1779 1844 

services for committee William Compton 1779 1845 

moving D. Browns shop Esek Eddy 1763 375 

brick Arthur Fenner 1753 «0l 

stone Wm. Field 1790 5505 

passage of Capt. Creeds children Peregrine Foster 1785 3684 
stone Josiah Greene 1789 5986 

blacksmiths work Charles Keene 1787 4588 

stone Lewis Peck 1790 5507 

two days work Solomon Searll 1778 4778 

oak plank Hezekiah Smith 1783 9603 

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Bill against town 

plank John Smith 

an unsettled audit Ebenezer Thompson 
platting lot etc. Benjamin West 
against individuals unknown for furniture Asa Chace 
handkerchiefs and bibbs Andrew Dexter 
wool cards and lace Hoppins & Smart 
Amos Allen boards Phineas and Joseph Potter 
James Arnold boards Aaron Burnham 
carting corn Dexter Brown 
corn and rye Josiah Greene 
carting com Daniel Sheldon 
Nathan Arnold for wood James Field 
Rufus Bartlett sundries William Sheldon 
Asa Bicknell rum Philip and Z. Allen 
Mrs. Francis Bowen sundries John Greene 
Henry Bowen for fishing schooner Ranger 
mackerel line N. Angel 1 
boards E. Bacon 

blockwork and pins Bucklin & Sons 
bunting J. F. Jenkins 

building chimney on board Philip Peck- 
ham 
for measuring ship timber Thomas Sullivan 
household expenses for bellows Clark & Night- 
engale 
book viz. Young Mans Companion Benja- 
min Hoppin 
boots and shoes and mending Thomas Bean 
H. Branch 
John Cozzens 
Andrew Dexter 
Elias Emerson 
Samuel Healey 
Reuben Hudson 
J. Pitman 

Azariah Whipple 1784 14491 1785 

1786 14557 14558a 
brush plain Man & Low 
burying son Samuel Allen 
candles and soap Allen & Waterman 
chintz Clark & Nightengale 

John Whipple 
coffee and tape Samuel Nightengale Jr 
coffin for daughter Recompense Healey 
commode making Joshua Salisbury 
drugget Benjamin Cozzens 
dyeing etc cloth Jesse Salisbury 

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1786 

1785 3514 
1784 8173 
1784 8)S66 
1784 81»« 

1783 deo9 
1773 »»« 

1771 14084 
1781 9401 
J781 9480 
1780 1961 

1776 967 

1788 4955 

1786 14570 

1761 14017 

1783 14333 

1788 4833 
1787 4»S5 
1787 4223 

1787 4«11 
1785 14549 

1789 5313 

1786 3939 
1785 145S8 

1788 4713 
1785 14537 

1784 1439« 

1785 14501 

1789 5141 
1784 14381 

1789 5S99 
14511 14539 

1790 5715 
1788 4891 

1772 14184 

1773 14911 

1788 4856 
1773 14918 

1787 4573 
1790 5706 

1789 5109 

1788 4835 



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^///against Henry Bowen household expenses 

flour Samuel Aborn 1773 14908 

Welcome Arnold 1784 14898 

Edward and Jonathan Bos worth 1771 14164 

Lovett & Potter 1772 1418« 

Ebenezer Macomber 1789 5233 

fustian John Ward & Co. 1788 4879 

ginger etc. Samuel Nightengale Jr 1771 1413S 

hat Clark & Nightengale 1784 14480 

hay William Smith 1784 14417 

medical services Samuel Allen 1772 14193 

Parker Morse 1768 14064 

Thomas Truman 1784 14481 

milk Jacob Lyon 1789 6»48 5«74 

millinery work Elizabeth Rice 1789 5»27 

molasses etc. Wm. and Jas. Wheaton 1786 14680 

setting glass Esek Brown 1789 6993 

shalloon twist etc. John Russell 1775 14861 

silk and buttons Samuel Nightengale Jr 1775 14960 

silk and sugar Clark & Nightengale 1773 14916 

sugar loaf Nicholas Brown & Co 1774 14999 

Clark & Nightengale 1768 14069 

sundries Clark & Nightengale 1768 14063 1770 14099 

Samuel Nightengale 1771 14199 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 1 771 14161 1773 14919 

1774 14997 
J. W. Russell 
Samuel Young 
tailors bill Cromwell Childs 
tea and stock lock Samuel Nightengale 
tea and comb Clark & Nightengale 
yam Jesse Salisbury 
personal expenses almanacs and newspapers 
R. Wheeler 

barber Joshua Sallisbury 1784 14474 14499 

1785 14606 14693 14643 X786 14664 14660 14671 
Magg. Shackleford 1787 4664 1789 6I00 

1790 6619 
hire of horses etc. Simeon Thayer 
newspapers Providence Gazette John Carter 
Newport Mercury, Solomon Southwick 
1773 14180 1773 14913 
passages on sloop Prudence 
sawing boards Daniel Ormsbee 
schooling Benjamin Lindsy Joseph Balch 
Polly and Betsey Sarah Balch 
1789 6999 1790 14694 



1769 14067 
1763 14098 

1772 14194 

1770 14109 

1773 14910 
1787 4396 

1786 14666 



1785 14699 

1770 14100 

1771 14149 

1789 6073 
1774 660 

1790 6739 

1786 14681 



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Bill against Henry Bowen personal expenses schooling 
son Henrjr Solomon Bradford 

1785 145S7 1456S 

Miss Polly Mary Brown 1784 

son Henry Nathan Donne 

two daughters Rhoda H. Fuller 
tools etc. Thomas Chafee 
store account books Robert Taylor 
albums W. Robert Taylor 
bellows Clark & Nightengale 
black mode and lace Samuel Chase 
brandy Clark & Nightengale 1783 

brass cocks John Updike 
broadcloth Joseph Bicknell 
brushes hearth and sweeping Adam Kerr 
buckles James Horton 
butter James and William Russell 

Jesse Whipple 
buttons Julian David 

Hoppin & Smart 

sleeve Joseph Rockwell 
brittanies Julian David 1783 1436S 

calico Benjamin Bussey 

Clark & Nightengale 

Andrew Dexter 
cambletun Hoppin & Snow 

Eben Thompson & Son 
candles, John Fowle 
candlesticks Joseph and W. Russell 
casks Bosworth & Page 
John Hadwin 

with black Benjamin Hoppin 
cheese case Johnson & Frost 
china ware Gershom Jones 1784 

Edward Thurber 

Thomas Thusfield 

John Updike 

John Whipple 
chintz East India Brown & Francis 
chocolate Samuel Brenton 

Robert Newell 

J. W. Russell 

Joseph and William Russell 
cloth Hoppin & Snow 
coffee Moses Adams 

Samuel Brenton 

Clark & Nightengale 1773 14109 

John Fitton 



1784 144»3 

14478 14469 
1786 14579 

1788 4e94 
1787 4»03 

1775 143143 
1783 14334 

1783 14375 

1784 14414 
14349 14363 

1783 14399 
1783 14368 
1783 14373 
1783 14338 
1772 14191 

1787 4205 

1783 15074 

1784 14463 

1783 14371 

1784 14880 
1790 577a 

1783 14350 

1784 14445 

1789 5349 

1788 5068 

1788 4947 
1771 14163 
1784 14484 

1 77 1 14128 
1786 14556 

1790 5718 
14397 14499 

1790 5689 
1786 14575 

1784 14383 
1786 14576 

1790 5649 

1772 14170 

1785 14513 
1770 14109 
1770 14110 

1789 5078 
1785 14553 
1770 14107 
1782 14315 
1784 14475 



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Bill against Henry Bowen store account coffee 
John Hadwin 
Hoppin & Smart 

Thomas Jenkins 1782 14390 

Thomas Jones 
David Lopez 
Samuel Nightengale Jr 1773 14M5 

14S85 

copperas Hoppin & Snow 
cotton John Brown 

and wool cards Thurber & Chandler 
cutlery Simeon Hunt 

Thomas Jenkins 1784 

Ebenezer Macomber & Son 
cider Nicholas Whipple 
durant Andrew Dexter 

Joseph Rockwell 
dowlass Samuel Church 
files Jenckes Winsor & Co. 
fire buckets Gorham & Burr 
fish Prince Gardner 

Jenckes Winsor & Co. 

Peter Slater 
flannel William Jackson 
flour Josiah Giffon 

John Gorton 

Hoppin & Snow 

Richard Jackson 

Nathaniel Martin 

Mumford & Bowen 

Elihu Robinson 

George Throop 
gin (Geneva) Hoppin & Smart 
gingerbread Charles Bowler 

James Boyd 

David Lawrence 1775 

Godfrey Wainwood 
glass ware Welcome Arnold 

John Brown 

John Holden 
gloves Hoppin & Smart 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 
handkerchiefs Benjamin Beale & Co. 

Nathaniel Bird 

Phanuel Bowen * 

Andrew Dexter 

Hoppin & Smart 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 

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1775 14S49 
1783 143JB7 

1783 14377 
1780 14308 

1784 14451 
14291 142X2 

1790 5600 
1783 14355 

1783 14330 

1784 14460 
14304 14415 

1784 14422 

1785 14545 
1784 14470 

1783 14360 

1776 14265 

1784 14416 

1785 14521 
1784 14424 
1784 14305 
1784 14435 

1790 5773 

1783 3035 

1784 14483 

1789 5110 

1790 5754 
1769 14000 

1783 14351 
1772 14177 

1784 14435 
1784 14430 
1774 14238 

1774 14234 
14242 14244 

1772 14171 

1784 14461 

1785 14533 
1783 14378 
1783 14358 

1773 14178 
1783 14343 
1760 14060 

1783 14347 

1784 14301 
1784 14465 

1775 14248 



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Bill against Henry Bowen store account handkerchiefs 

John Ward & Co. 
hats Hoppin & Smart 
hemp hose Jenckes Winsor & Co. 
hose (stockings) William Chace 

Andrew Dexter 
indigo French John Nichols 
ink cake Jenckes Winsor & Co. 
jacket Hoppin & Smart 
knitting needles Joseph and William Russell 
lamp black David Nickerson 
lime Samuel Nightengale Jr 
linen Benjamin Hoppin 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 1771 14143 

Joseph and William Russell 
measures (liquid) Joseph Burrill 

Gershom Jones 
mirrors Hoppin & Smart 
mittens woman from Attleborough 
molasses W. Burroughs Jr 

Jonathan Carpenter 

Elias Child 

William Earle 

John Jacobs 

Simon T. Olney 

Ephraim Sterry 

Abner Thayer 

Peleg Thurston 

Anthony Wilbor 
nails Samuel Nathaniel Wheaton 
needles Thomas Jenkins 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 
paper Joseph and William Russell 

Samuel Thurber 3d 1783 

1785 14000 

pillow and jean Thomas Jenkins 

pins Smith Brown 

pipes Smith Brown 

playing cards Ebenezer Macomber & Son 

Ebenezer Thompson & Son 
powder Christopher Champlin 

Clark & Nightengale 

Ebenezer Macomber 

Daniel Marsh 

Samuel Nightengale 

Samuel Nightingale & Son 

Robert Stevens 
raisins Thomas Jenkins 

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1787 16084b 
1784 144SS 15079a 
1784 14448 
1784 14455 
1784 14470 
1784 14431 

1783 14376 

1784 14457 
1771 141«1 

1785 14504 
I 77 I 14144 
1780 14310 
1773 1*»W 

1 77 1 i4iai 

1784 14466 
1784 1438)S 

1784 14518 

1783 14361 
1770 1411S 

1790 5568 

1785 14547 

1772 14179 

1773 14206 

1784 14447 
1788 48S3 

1783 14360 

1769 1407» 

1770 1409)3 

1774 142940 

1784 14387 
1768 14050 

1783 143S6 
14336 1784 1446S 

1784 14443 
1784 14399 
1784 14396 
1784 1442S 

1783 14372 
1768 14062 

1784 14471 
1784 14419 14428 

1768 14053 

1770 14116 

1 77 1 14127 
1778 14284 
1784 14421 



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ill against Henry Bowen store account raisins 






Samuel Nightengale Jr 




I 77 I 141S9 


Edward Rumney 




1783 14364 


ribbon William Gray 




1785 14503 


Hoppin & Smart 




1783 14354 


Thomas Morton 




1783 14337 


rice John Whipple 




1785 14590 


rum Philip & Z. Allen 1784 14379 


14385 


1785 14560 


Nathan Angell 




1774 14239 


Joseph Bucklin 




1774 14230 


John Bullock Jr 




1774 14241 


Samuel Brenton 




I 77 I 14136 


Caleb Carr 




I 77 I 14153 


Clark & Nightengale 1772 


14187 


14188 14195 


14196 1773 14«01 






Josiah Gifford 




1783 14328 


Peleg Heath 




1774 14228 


William Hoar 




1772 14166 


Heiiry Hunter 1769 14087 1770 


14091 


14101 14106 


177 I 141»4 14131 14135 14137 14149 


1772 14172 


Ingraham & Remington 




1783 14356 


Joshua Kent 




1769 14084 


Lovett & Greene 




1772 14185 


Samuel Nightengale 




1769 14085 


Samuel Nightengale Jr 




1773 **»<>* 


H. John Overing 




1769 14074 


Thomas Sabin 




1783 14332 


William and John Smith 




1770 14120 


Job Sweeting 




1769 14071 


Daniel Tillinghast 




1769 14089 


sale at auction Hoppin & Smart 




1785 14516 


salt Robert Folger 




1783 14374 


Samuel Viall 




1784 14489 


satin William Chace 




1784 14458 


Andrew Dexter 


1784 


14413 14425 


scale beam Samuel Nightengale Jr 




1768 14050 


schallon Hoppin & Smart 




1783 14352 


shawls Andrew Dexter 


1784 


14433 14450 


shirts Hoppin & Smart 




1785 14515 


shoe binding Clark & Nightengale 




1783 14349 


cloth John Kinnecut Jr 




1784 14464 


everlasting woman's Nehemiah 


Ran- 




dall 




1784 14434 


shot Thurston & Jenkins 1783 14353 


1784 


14436 14437 


snuflf Joseph Hammond 




1768 14061 


Hoppin & Smart 




1784 14467 


Benjamin Jencks 




1786 14558 


Kennedy & Bucklin 




1785 14497 



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Bill against Henry Bowen store account snuff 

J. W. Russell 

Daniel Toler 
snuflf boxes Andrew Dexter 
soap soft Cudg Nightingale 

and chalk, Rufus Waterman 

shaving White & Waterman 
1771 14196 
spelling books Clark & Nightengale 

Caleb Greene 

Benjamin West 
spices William Allen 

Welcome Arnold 

Smith Brown 

Benjamin Hoppin 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 

Joseph and William Russell 

1770 14104 

Samuel Young 
steel Nathaniel Sanders 
sugar Paul Allen 

Philip & 2. Allen 

Nathan Angel 1 

Samuel Bours 

Samuel Brenton 

Elisha Brown 

John T. Child 

Clark & Nightengale 

Benjamin Comstock 

Stephen Dexter 

Fenner & White 

Benjamin Gladding 

Jabez Hawkins 

Hoppin & Smart 1784 

John Mum ford 

Peter Mumford 

Mumford & Bowen 

Solomon M. Myers 

Benoni Pearce 

Joseph Peck 

J. W. Russell 

Joseph & William Russell 

Edward Thurber 

William Wheaton 

Josiah Viall 
sundries Samuel Allen and Viall 

Enoch Brown 

John Calder 

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1769 14075 

1783 14341 
1784 14380 14384 

1784 14488 

1783 14317 
1769 14076 

1785 14409 

1784 14453 
I 77 I 14164 
1784 14303 

1783 14330 
1784 14452 14487 

1784 14418 
1773 14S96 

1768 14058 

1769 14083 

1783 14359 14370 

1787 4352 

1785 14512 
1773 14220 

1770 14114 

1771 14145 
1783 14357 

1782 14318 
1776 14252 
1785 14495 

1789 5275 
1785 14539 
1780 14309 

1783 14367 
14426 14438 14473 

1784 14388 14477 
1776 14259 14260 

1783 14331 

1784 14440 
1769 14070 

1784 14427 14432 
1769 14078 

1785 14509 

1788 4690 
1787 4530 

1772 14174 
1776 14256 
1783 14344 
1769 14073 



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Bill against Henry Bowen store account sundries 

Clark & Nightengale 1760 14014 

1770 14008 1772 14100 14109 14108 
Andrew Dexter 1784 14454 

William Donnison 
John Had win 
Hoppin & Smart 
Hoppin & Snow 
Samuel Nightengale Jr 1770 14110 



1769 14060 

1788 14001 
1783 14346 
1772 14160 
1783 14335 
1789 5300 
I 77 I 14141 

14147 14150 1772 14167 14168 14175 14176 14186 

1779 14300 1782 14316 



J. W. Russell 

Abiel Smith 

Nathaniel Smith 

Tillinghast & Holroyd 
tea Brown & Benson 

Christopher Champlin 

Clark & Nightengale 

Benjamin Comstock 

Nathaniel Greene 

John Had win 

Hoppin & Co. 

Hoppin & Smart 

Jenckes Winsor & Co. 

Thomas Jenkins 

William Mumford Jr. & Co. 

Robert Nesbitt 

Joseph and William Russell 
1773 14200 

W. A. Sessions 

Nathaniel Smith 

Joseph Viall Jr 

John Ward & Co. 

George Young & Son 
thimbles Mumford & Bowen 
thread Clark & Nightengale 

Hoppin & Snow 

Jenckes & Company 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 

David Sted 

Ebenezer Thompson 
tobacco Asa Allen 
tow cloth Amos Allen 

Hoppin & Snow 

Samuel Young 
trucking of goods William Ladd 

Abner Salisbury 
tume Hoppin & Smart 

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1769 14080 14089 

1783 14345 

1790 5649 

1779 1**>1 

1789 5230 

1770 14003 14004 14105 

1769 14054 1787 4224 

1784 14476 1785 14524 14540 

1773 »«» 

1769 14066 
1785 14508 

1784 14444 14446 

1783 14321 

1784 14430 

1770 14111 

1771 14152 
1768 14056 



1789 5372 

1790 5684 

1772 14181 

1788 4006 

1789 5103 

1783 14365 
1768 14055 

1788 4008 

1784 14386 

1773 14217 

1789 5207 
1783 15076 

1785 14517 

1788 4601 

1789 5206 
1789 5104 

14412 14520 

1786 14582 
1783 14366 



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Bill against Henry Bowen store account 
watches Julian David 
whalebone Joseph Anthony 
wire John Brown 
against Jabez Bowen boarding sick prisoner Nathan 
Morrill 
Phanuel Bowen sundries John Greene 

estate sundries John Greene 
William Bowen tea and coffee William A. Ses- 
sions 
Dexter Brown recording Theodore Foster 
lumber Nathaniel Jacobs 
sack and petticoat Brown Payson 
sundries Eklward Thurber 
Elizabeth Brown carting goods 
Elisha Brown apples and a crooked white oak 
tree to mend his old grist mill Richard Brown 
1759 14731 
James Brown six three back chairs D. Bacon 
mending shoes planting peas etc. 
rum Nathaniel S. Jacobs 
salt tow cloth etc. Ezekiel Mitchell 
estate medical services Henry Sterling 
Malachi Brown medical services Theodore Coker 
Mary Brown (wife of Daniel) sundries 
Moses Brown & Co. shells of putty etc. John 

Wiley 
Richard Brown making and mending shoes 

Joseph Nash 
W. Christopher Champlin carting James Brown 
John Childs rum Henry Hunter 

gingerbread John Myers 
Clark & Nightengale carting stones Dexter 
Brown 1781 



1783 14348 

1784 14490 
1784 14400 

1788 4803 
1760 14008 
1760 14009 

1783 S911 
1786 14869 
1777 1477» 
1784 14856 
I 77 I 14757 
1775 8«« 

1756 147«7 

1774 740 
177s 841 

1775 748 
1776 104» 

1775 861 
1739 1*«»1 
I 73 I 14675 

1772 461 

I 753 14709 
1786 14808 
1770 14103 
1770 14097 



148J83-5 



raisins Amos Throop 1773 14«00 

Mr. Cornal ** fiting" Samuel Davenport 1785 3434 

Samuel Daggett panel saw James Arnold 1774 716 
Nathan Giles miscellaneous goods Althorp & 

Gardner 1759 14732 

cloths Althorp <& Gardner 1760 14737 
Greene & Arnold lumber wharfage and carting 

Gould Marsh 1774 706 

chestnut boards Daniel Whipple 1774 730 
Rev John Grice Cutting and carting wood 

Dexter Brown 1781 14823-5 

Benjamin Hunt farm produce Richard Brown 1761 14740 
Capt. and Mr. Jenkins ballast stones Dexter 

Brown 1786 14823-4 

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Bill against 

William Jones board Joseph Smeeton 
Amos Kinnecut balance of account Nathaniel 
Jacobs 

hat wool Robert Taylor 
estate of hat blocks Nicholas Clarke 
John Manton recording proprietors records 

Richard Brown 
William Morris funeral expense of Grandmother 

Dexter Brown 
Jonathan Mowry services Susanna Aldrich 
James Olnejr household supplies John Brown 
Page & Bowen work Jacob Woodward 
Prince Pain medicines and attendance John 

Chace 
Benoni Pearce one pair grave stones G. Allen 
Providence Gazette and advertising in John 
Carter 
Silas Proctor shoes and buckles A. Whipple & 

Co. 
Pomp Reaves household supplies A. Whipple & 

Co. 
Mary Rhodes for burial of herself and child 

Richard Browne 
Caleb Salisbury rum Henry Hunter 
Britton Salterson linen shirt Ebenezer Macomber 
William Sheldon blacksmithing and drinks 

Rufus Bartlett 
William Simmons lime David Harris 
John Updike lime Welcome Arnold 

lime John Jenckes 
Nathan Waterman hardware Nathaniel Gillman 
John Whipple fees etc. legal John Andrews 
Bill of Rigrhts and amendments to Constitution 
of United States proposed by Constitutional Con- 
vention of Rhode Island 
Bill of Sale of rights in paper money banks, see Paper 
Money Bank 
Thomas Allen of prizes in Barringlon lottery to Henry 

Bowen 
Nathan Bowen large six cord scow Henry Bowen 
Samuel Clarke interest in a voyage Sylvanus Martin 
Abljah Crawford 1-32 of sloop Bachelor Ebenezer Tyler 
John Crawford 1-3 of schooner Mayflower Ebenezer Tyler 
Thomas McClish 1-18 of sloop Betsey Nathaniel Jenckes 
Blockade effects of, see Revolution 
Bond of collector of taxes, see Tax 
bail, see Legal Proceedings 

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1772 447 

1769 419 
1772 4«8 
1772 443 

1764 14744 

1790 14879 

1775 8»« 
1773 14759 

1787 4806 

1776 994 

1775 «W5 

1774 714 

1780 9278 

1780 2277 

1728 14667 

1770 14096 

1785 8437 

1788 4144 
1774 707 

1779 1642 

1779 1654 

1780 2049 
1747 142 



1790 5573 



1772 14190 
1777 14268 
1782 14814 
1747 14708 
1743 14693 
1783 2865 



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Bond 

in bastardy proceedings, see Bastardy Proceedings 
as to fire engine, see Fire Apparatus 
as to highways, see Highway 
as to lotteries, see Lottery 
as to manumitted slaves, see Slave 
as to paper money banks, see Paper Money Bank 
as to support of poor, see Poor 
as to probate matters, see Estate 
as to public house, see Tavern 
of town treasurer, sec Town Treasurer 
of town sergeant, see Town Sergeant 
as to vagrants, see Vagrancy Proceedings 
as to vendue masters, see Vendue Master 
as to voyages by permission of committee of correspond- 
ence, see Revolution 
of Richard Brown to pay money to John Walton 1742 14005 

William Brown to pay money to Timothy Williams 1743-4 14608 
Richard Collings to repay sums received in calamity 1720 60 

Joseph Edmonds et aU to perform articles to E. 

Philbrook and wife 1745 \%t 

Amy Fenner to secure bondsman Joseph Brown 1725-6 14660 
Thomas Field to pay money Richard Brown 1727 14665 

Jamc^ Mathewson et al. to maintain fishway to town 

council 1728 80 

Thomas Patey to Richard Waterman 1694 30 

Eliphalet Philbrooks and wife to perform articles to 
J. Edwards 1745 i«6 

Boston support of poor of, see Revolution 

Bounds of Providence order of General Assembly fixing 1683 24 
Bounty Money, see Revolution 
Bready see Assize of Bread 
Bread com distribution^ see also Note 

account of corn and rye sold out of vessel and sloop 1779 18^7 

of sales of 1779 1605 

balance sheet of John Updike 1779 1701 

account of sloop Easter with John Jacobs 1779 1747 1779 1730 
bill of James Martin for freight of corn from Connec- 
ticut 1780 1063 
certificate of part payment for corn by William Hubbard 1779 I8O3 
charter party of sloop Ester 1779 1707 
invoice of sundries shipped on sloop Ester to Connecticut 1779 1718 
memorandum of goods put on vessels to and from Con- 
necticut 1779 1806 
of sales of bread corn 1780 1068 
order of John Jacobs on John Updike to pay for 1779 ISOJI 
receipt by Ebenezer Gray on an order in payment for 1780 9187 

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1783 !d088 



Bread corn distribution receipt 

between James Martin and town treasurer on account 

of 
by John Updike from town treasurer for money to 
- be accounted for 
to pay Ebenezer Gray 
report of James Arnold account of town with grain 

John Updike as to use of bread corn money 
resolution of town meeting as to borrowing money to 
buy breadcom and form of notes to be issued therefor 
subscriptions to loan for purchase of 
voyage in sloop Ester to Connecticut in account with 
John Jacobs 

in May Flower with John Updike 1779 1697 

in Venus in account with John Updike 
Sridgr^ bill for labor Amos Allen 
Joseph Arnold 
Joseph Bradford 
Joseph Bradford 
Amos Chafee 
Andrew Cole 
Andrew Cole 
Job Dan forth 
Samuel Davenport 
Jonathan Gladding 
John T. Hammon 
S. Hammon 
Walker Harding 
Robert Hudson 
Robert Hudson 
John Lasell 
Nathan Morrill 
John Ormsby 
Thomas Peck 
William Pike 
Peter Randall 
Nathan Waterman 
Nathan Williams 
for labor and materials Jonathan Benjamin 
Levi Hall 
Robert Hudson 
Nathan Williams 
for material iron work Samuel Davenport 
boards Samuel Abom 
plank James Angell 
James Angell 
Elihu Robinson 

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1780 1964 

1779 1648 

1779 1786 

1780 1998 
1779 1701 

1779 1004 
1779 1004 

1779 1799 
1779 1096 

1779 1786 
1774 619 

1789 533)S 
1776 1083 

1785 8491 

1780 2»85 
1776 981 1084 

1786 4019 

1780 8898 

1786 8881 

1790 6896 
1790 6781 

1789 6834 

1790 6673 
1782 8886 1789 6838 

1790 6660 6603 

1780 8839 1785 3477 

1788 4808 

1776 1088 

1776 1086 
1788 4988 
1788 4668 
1790 6433 

1 781 8477 

1787 4168 
1781 8484 

1786 3771 

1787 4486 
1787 4330 
1785 3476 

1777 1177 
1780 8886 
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Hridge bill for plank 

Christopher Sheldon 1771 15035 
John Smith 1776 93» 
Jeremiah Wilkinson 1771 14087 
rails Joshua Hacker 1782 28S1 
shells Benjamin Miller 1790 5466 
spikes Samuel Davenport 1790 550S 
sundries Bucklin & Jackson 1785 3516 
timber Charles Brown 1776 906 
Asa Franklin * 1768 41S 
Thomas L. Halsey 1785 3638 
Daniel Manton 1779 1854 
Munn & Snow 1785 3406 
Ezekiel Olney 1780 »S68 
Joseph Waterman 1776 108O 
order of town meeting in favor of O. Sprague for repair- 
ing 1780 S180 
report by James Arnold of expense of 1772 456 
resolution of town meeting imposing tax for maintain- 
ing 1789 5iS80 
vote of town to pajr James Angell for prosecuting action 

against colony on account of 1771 14083 

Angell street bill of Moses Brown 1784 3089 

Bennefs bill for labor Paul Allen 1785 3310 

Thomas Bennet 1780 9iS40 1781 9500 1783 S067 

John Mumford 1789 5360 

Rhodes & Allen 1785 3658 

for labor and material Christopher Olney 1781 9503 

for material timber Paul Allen 1781 9588 

by Christopher Olney" s bill for labor Paul Allen 1780 9960 

plank John Smith 1787 4448 

Durges bill of Obadiah Sprague against 1784 3160 3170 

Simeon Thayer 1784 3177 

Greats Weybosset^ or Providence accounts paid for re- 



pairing list of 
bill for labor William Adye 
Zephaniah Andrews 
Zephaniah Andrews 
Christopher Arnold 
Joseph Arnold 
Elijah Bacon 
Samuel Black 
Joseph Bucklin 
Andrew Cole 
James Dorothy 
Lemuel Edwards 
Thomas Fanning 



1785 3590 



1789 5381 
1785 3595 

1771 15090 

1780 9943 

1771 15007 

I 77 I 15016 

1790 5406 
1780 9946 

1771 15006 

1771 15013 

1785 8596 

1790 5670 

1785 3590 



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Bridge Greats Weyhossei or Providence bill for labor 

Asa Franklin 1788 4848 

Cato Freeman 1785 85«7 
Jonathan Hammon 1771 16098 1774 782 1776 ©47 
1777 1118 1S55 1800 1898 1888 1778 1544 1779 1591 
1671 1889 1780 1008 1984 1781 8505 

Walker Harding 1782 8760 

Walker Harding 1789 5159 

Benjamin Hodges 1785 8584 

Amos Horton 1773 594 
Robert Hudson 1774 697 1784 8108 
Robert Hudson 1787 4898 1789 516O 

David Martin 1771 15005 

Jesse Martin 1782 88IO 

Philip Martin 1777 1818 

Richard Marvin 1785 8545 

Hezekiah Olney 1786 4068 

Tilley M. OInejr 1789 1805 

John Pabody 1789 5188 

Thomas Pagon 1785 8581 

Wilbur Paul 1785 3580 

Ephraim Peabody 1771 l»088 

Lewis Peck 1781 8588 

James Peckham 1789 wy 

Isaac Pitman 1782 8778 

Samuel Pool 1782 8710 

Reuben Potter 1781 8533 

John Richards 1785 8583 

Jonathan Seamans i777 1*84 

Abimelech Stiggs 1782 8887 

Silas Talbot i77» i»oio 

Stephen Thurber 1782 8694 

Daniel Turtelot 1785 3588 

Ezekiel Whipple 1785 8588 

Daniel Whitaker 1782 8738 

Nathan Williams 1771 !«>»« 

John Wood 1785 8581 
for labor and materials Jonathan Hammon 1778 1548 1568 

John Smith i77« 18«>8 

Jacob Whitman 1780 8878 
for materials boards Jonathan Arnold & Sons 1771 14996 

Christopher Arnold Jr 1786 4063 

Clark & Nightengale 1786 4075 

John Humphrey 1782 8764 

Samuel Thurber 1782 8885 

fenders Abraham Belknap 1789 5355 

Squire Pain 1787 *173 



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idge Great, Weyhoisei or Providence bill for fenders 




Caleb Vincent 


1782 2817 


Caleb Vincent 


1783 8042 


iron work Jonathan Ellis 


I 77 I 15010 


Joseph Masury 


1787 44«» 


Jacob Whitman 


1778 1497 


Jacob Whitman 


1790 5751 


plank James Angel! * 


1777 1»44 


James Angell 1778 1408 


1782 S6S8 2700 


Thomas French 


1778 1500 


Benjamin Handley 


1782 «816 


Jesse Layland 


1787 44S9 


Jason Newell 


1788 5060 


Jason Newell 


1790 5541 


William Sheldon 


1782 282S 


John Smith 


1771 15012 


John Smith 1785 


8483 1786 3934 


John Smith 3d 


1780 1907 


Benjamin Standley 1783 


2942 1784 3088 


Benjamin Standley 1785 sstio 3657 1789 5098 


Jeremiah Waterman 


1778 1468 


Peter Wellman 


1777 1290 


rum Elisha Brown 


1785 3515 


scow and canoe Zephaniah Andrews 


I 78 I 2317 


shells Paul Allen 


1790 5509 


Samuel Thurbcr 


1790 5698 


spars Jonathan Arnold 


1771 15009 


James Davenport 


1782 2829 


Rufus Hawkins 


177 I 15011 


Thomas Jones 


1787 4222 


stone Amos Chafee 


1790 5493 


James Field 


I 77 I 15015 


John Fitton 


1789 5876 


sundries Amos Atwell 


1786 3748 


James Arnold 


1785 3456 


Samuel Davenport 


1784 3227 


timber Caleb Alverson 


1790 5458 5657 


James Angell 


1771 15000 


Elisha Brown 


1771 14995 


John and Obadiah Brown 


I 77 I 14990 


Nathaniel Day 


1771 15002 


Rufus Hawkins 


1771 15004 


Thomas Jones 


1786 3808 


Ebenezer Macomber 


1790 5672 


Daniel Manton 


1780 2215 2281 



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Bridge Greats Weyhos$et or Providence bill for timber 

Naval Committee 1776 1096 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 1771 14997 

EmorOlney 177 1 14999 

James Sweet 1785 8572 

Philip and James Sweet 1786 4058 

Jeremiah Waterman 1779 I6003 

Daniel Whipple 1785 3544 

certificate of receipt of shells by Paul Allen 1790 5942 
note silver money for repairs town treasurer to 

Clark & Nightengale 1788 4862 
order of town auditor on treasurer in favor of 

George Throop for boards 1787 4221 
town treasurer on tax collector out of tax col- 
lecting in silver money to Caleb Alverson for 

timber 1790 5453 

to Jason Newell for plank 1790 5537 
receipt by Benjamin Burlingham from James Arnold 

in payment for work 1771 14998 

report of Jonathan Hammon on condition of 1779 1603 

of town treasurer of labor and materials 1770 422 

resolution of town meeting as to repairs of 1779 I601 

on Jonathan Hammons report 1779 I603 

vote of town as to building wall and filling in space 

between bridge and market house lot 1773 544 
westerly approach to petition for leave to fill land on 
south side of Market street west of Great Bridge 

with plat 1777 1285 
Liberty across Seekonk river near lower ferry prospec- 
tus and subscription for 1773 478 481 
on Main street between Burying Hill and Constitution 

Hill bill of Levi Hall for labor 1781 2280 
Mile End Cove Brook bill of Clark & Nightengale for 

labor 1790 5527 

Mill bills for labor John Demount 1784 8267 

John Smith 1777 1150 1789 5366 

Tilley Merrick Olney 1777 1852 

Martin Thurber 1781 2601 

for labor and materials Obadiah Sprague 1779 1574 

1780 1082 1781 2585 

for materials Edward and Jeremiah Martin 1789 5348 

Robert Newell _ 1790 5437 

of D. Branch for notifying inhabitants to work 1784 8058 

request to call town meeting to consider loss of 1784 8051 

warrants to warn town meeting to consider loss of 

and rebuilding new 1784 8054 8070 8075 

north of Durges bridge report on advisability of 1784 8241 



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Bridge 

Ship street bill of Zephaniah Andrews 1784 8146 

Small bill of Paul Allen 

over Moskassuck river bill of Benjamin Thurber for 

building 
Stevens bill of Joseph Hawkins 
Tillejr Maverick Olney 
Obadiah Sprague 
Tar bill for labor Paul Allen 1783 »998 

Benjamin Andrews 
Zephaniah Andrews 
Elijah Bacon 
Zephaniah Brown 
Oliver Carpenter 
Barnard Eddy 
Joseph Hojle 
Richard Marvin 
John Mumford 
Christopher Olney 

Christopher Olney 1781 «»9l 

John Pettey 
James Pettis 
Daniel Turtelot 
Nathan Waterman 

Nathan Williams 1782 ]e779 1784 8«64 

for labor and material Paul Allen 1781 2610 

1790 5500 
Barnard Eddy 
Christopher Olney 
for plank George Young & Sons 
certificate that Samuel Butler & Sons paid for plank 
order on town treasurer to pay Ephraim Pearce for 
string pieces 
Potter & Field for plank 
Caleb Vinton for labor 
Upper bill for repairing abutments Benjamin Thur^ 

ber 
Work House resolution of town council as to disposition 
of materials 
Brig' Amey bill for gauging molasses of Esek Brown 

for pilotage Samuel Warner against William Morris & 
Co 
Brig Harmony account of with owners first voyage 
work in caulking 
list of stores wanted for 
part of envelope for papers of 



1787 4564 
1779 1506 



1773 *»» 

1784 8183 

1777 135« 

1781 S585 
1784 8148 8140 

1790 5801 
1790 5444 
1790 5406 
1790 5630 

1787 4141 

1775 840 
1790 5417 
1790 5510 

1789 5850 
1773 «»3 

1790 5460 

1789 5385 

1790 5308 
1790 5420 
1790 5433 

1788 4815 

1785 8310 

1776 051 

1778 1488 
1790 5565 
1790 5508 

1782 «780 
1782 «774 
1782 2806 

1773 508 

1784 8174 

1783 14852 

1784 14855 
1784 14850 
1784 14862 
1784 14854 
1784 14863 



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Case of Town of Providence vs Martha Howell 

agreement between town and Alice and John Smith as to 
mill 1649 16616 

envelope containing papers as to case 1836 166S4 

execution in case William Gibbs vs. Stephen Arnold 1644 16611 

genealogy of the Elisha Brown family 166^3 

layout of land beyond Seven Mile Line to John Smith 

miller and Nathaniel Waterman 1693 16610 1693 16618 

duplicate of 16618 1693 16690 

letter of deputies to William Arnold as to Town Evidence 1649 16614 

Alice and John Smith to Thomas Olney 1649 1661S 

notice of or to John Smith as to mill at the Stampers 16617 

order of justice on clerk of court 1849 16628 

prohibition town of Providence against illegal warrants 

served by any upon the towns liberties 1649 16615 

subpoena duces tecum to city clerk of Providence 1836 16681 

writ of arrest William Field against William Cotton 1651 16613 

wrapper about 16624 16685 

Certiilcate as to apprentices, see Apprentice 

of attachment, see Legal Proceedings 

ringing bell, see Bell 

bread corn, see Bread Corn Distribution 

bridges, see Bridge 

freehold estates, see Freemen and Paper Money Bank 

highways, see Highway 

license money, see Tavern 

market house, see Market House 

of marriage, see Marriage 

paper money issues, see Paper Money Bank 

support of poor, see Poor 

records, see Records 

Revolutionary matters, see Revolution 

of settlement, see Settlement 

small pox, see Small Pox 

taxes and taxation, see Tax 

settlement of town treasurers accounts, see Town Treasurer 

vagrancy proceedings, see Vagrancy Proceedings 
as to controversy about lands 1681 16 

of layout of lands in Hampshire county Mass. 1787 100 

Elihu Robinson about a woman and herliusband 1778 1468 

taxes in North Providence on John Browns estate 1779 1683 

as to John Trebys buying and selling lot 1775 837 

of town treasurer of indebtedness to William Compton 1781 8480 
of indebtedness issued by town and bearing interest act 
of town authorizing issue of 1790 5750 

bill for printing by John Carter against town 1790 5770 

Zephaniah Andrews Nos 8 to 16 1790 5831 6838 5833 5834 

5841 5848 5843 5845 5846 

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Certificate of indebted iiess 

Joseph Arnold No 29 
Henry Bacon No 30 
Samuel Black No 4 
Oliver Bowen No 6 
Elisha Brown No 37 
Isaac Brown No 36 
John Carter No i 
Benjamin Comstock No 20 
Joseph Comstock No 52 
Jesse Cooke No 39 
Silas Covel No 32 
Marcy Dale Nos 43 48 49 
Benjamin Dyer No 17 
Moses Eddy No 34 
Richard Fenner No 47 
Thomas Field Nos 50 and 62 
Jonathan Greene No 2 
Amasa Grey No 57 
John Gonsalve No 3 
Gorham & Burr No 40 
Hacker & Peck No 56 
Sarah Hall No 51 
Walter Harding No 63 
Nicholas Hoppin Nor 64 and 65 
David HoweU No 21 
Joseph Hughes No 18 
Jeremiah F. Jenkins No 58 
John P. Jones No 24 
David Martin No 22 
Philip Martin No 38 
Sylvanus Martin No 23 
Aaron Mason No 26 
Pardon Mason No 27 
Michael and Joel Metcalf No 54 
Man & Lowe No 59 
John Mumford No 53 
Robert Newel No 35 
Samuel Nightengale No 5 
Jemima Potter No 60 
Stephen Randall No 28 
Jeremiah Sayles No 33 
Pardon Sheldon No 45 
John Spur No 54 
Archibald Stewart No 41 
Edward Taylor No 19 
Peter Taylor No 42 
Samuel Thurber Jr No 46 

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1790 5910 



1790 



1790 



1790 


5870 


1790 


5876 


1790 


5814 


1790 


5819 


1790 


5881 


1790 


5884 


1790 


5781 


1790 


5851 


1790 


5931 


1790 


5899 


1790 


5878 


5911 


591» 


1790 




1790 


588S 


1790 


5907 


5985 


5973 


1790 


581S 


1790 


5953 


1790 


3813 


1790 


5894 


1790 


595S 


1790 


59«6 


1790 


5974 


5975 5976 


1790 


5889 


1790 


5836 


1790 


5954 


1790 


5869 


1790 


5850 


1790 


5803 


1790 


5849 


1790 


5803 


1790 


5871 


1790 


5936 


1790 


5961 


1790 


5997 


1790 


5883 


1790 


5818 


1790 


5960 


1790 


5868 


1790 


5879 


1790 


5905 


1790 


5937 


1790 


5908 


1790 


5888 


1790 


5909 


1790 


5906 



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I790 5966 
1790 5947 
1790 5864 
I790 5877 
I790 5904 
I790 5837 



1773 5»i 

1773 »38 

1780 8095 
1780 8238 

1789 5180 
1789 6181 
1783 3087 



Certificate of indebtedness 
Daniel Tifft No 61 
Olive Tracy No 55 
Amos Turner No 25 
Benjamin Turpin No 31 
Jacob Whitman Jr No 44 
Samuel Young No 7 
Classes and Classification of Town, see Revolution 
CoUegre order on Mrs. Kinnicut for husbands subscription 
for 
to pay for window stuff for and charge to market 
house 
use of as a hospital bill of William Barton against town 
for influencing General Assembly in regard to 
bill of Theodore Foster 
Commerce and Navigation request to call town meet- 
ing to consider 
warrant to call town meeting to consider 
Commission appointing deputy sheriff for one day 
Committee for classing town, see Revolution 
of correspondence, see Revolution 
on hospital, see Small Pox 

on school houses, see Schools and School Houses 
on small pox, see Small Pox 
on towns, see Revolution 

for repairing work house, see Work House Estate 
Common act regarding cattle bill for publishing 
Cong^ress petition by town as to relations of the State to 
the United States 
representative warrant to warn town meeting to elect 
Constable order of town meeting as to refusal to take 

engagement 
Constitution of the United States act of General 

Assembly calling convention to consider 1790 15065a 

amendments proposed by Congress 1789 5988 5280 

and Bill of Rights proposed by constitutional con- 
vention of Rhode Island 
declaration that town as such would seek protection of 
the United States in case of non adoption of federal 
constitution by State 
instructions by town to deputies as to action regarding 
to delegates at constitutional convention as to action 
in case of non adoption of 
minutes of proceedings of town meeting March 24 35 

and 36 
minutes of vote in town meeting as to 
petition of town to General Assembly regarding 



1787 4548 

1789 5250 

1790 5740 

1784 8174 



1790 5578 



1790 56S8 
1789 5109 

1796 56S8 

1788 4766 
1788 4767 
1788 4T71 



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Constitution of the United States petition of town 

to call convention to consider 1788 4786 
to Cong^ss a8 to relations of Rhode Island with 
United States 1789 52A0 
petition for a town meeting to request General Assem- 
bly to call a convention 1789 5190 
to act in regard to 1789 5165 
to discuss future action in case of non adoption of 1790 56S7 
resolution of town meeting as to 1788 4766 
warrant to warn town meeting to vote as to adoption 

of 1788 4746 4759 

to vote as to amendments of 1788 504S 

to request General Assembly to call a convention 1789 5isi 

to act in regard to 1789 5166 

to act pursuant to act of General Assembly 1789 5^77 

concerning 1790 5479 

to discuss future action in case of non adoption of 1790 5686 
Constitutional Convention of Rhode Island, see 

Constitution of the United States 
Continental Invalid Major Daniel Box order of town 

treasurer on Joseph William Russell in favor of 1787 4239 

of tax collector out of tax collecting in favor of 17S8 4656 
of D. Box on town treasurer in favor of John 

Field 1787 4841 

in favor of Andrew Dexter 1788 4654 

petition of to town council for relief 1787 4836 1788 4615 

receipt by from Brazela Richmond for one hat 1787 4838 

resolution of town council as to 1787 4834 1788 4658 
Henry Morris a negro manumitted for service in the war 

bill of William Larned for nursing and burying 1790 5686 
of town against State for money paid W. Lamed for 1790 15686 

Continental Money endorsement of 1781 8610 

Continental Securities account of 1787 4337 
Contract^ see School and School House 

between Israel Young and Jeremiah Field building house 1746 134 
Cord Wood Note viz note payable in cord wood, see Note 
Corn Note viz notes given for corn, see Note 
com on account of town receipt by town treasurer 

from John Brown for 1787 4585 

by Brown & Waner from treasurer in payment for 1787 4585 
Coron<!)rs Inquefift Samuel Chace coroner bill against 

town for expense of inquisitions 1787 4457 

in case of Elizabeth Hargill 1787 4480 

William Martins child 1789 5164 

Miss Ann Proud 1789 5806 

bill for services Henry Bowen 1789 5088 5894 

of Simeon Thayer in case of child found dead near 

the mill pond 1786 3788 

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Correspondence Committee of, sec Revolution 

Coancil of War, see Revolution 

Courty see Inferior Court of Common Pleas Justice Court 

Legal Proceedings 
Court House bill of Nicholas Brown & Co. against town 
for building 
vote of town as to Benjamin Gushing securing the 
Court of Inqniry, see Legal Proceedings 
Court of General Sessions, see Legal Proceedings 
Court of Trials, see Legal Proceedings 
Currency State, see Paper Money Bank 
Custodian of Estate, see Estate 
I>ebt due to town list of 

due from town list of 1785 346a 

to Zachariah Allen 
to Welcome Arnold 
to Mrs. Lydia Dexter 
due at the division of town to form Johnston 
report of committee as to 

request and warrant to call town meeting to consider 
vote of town to pay liquidated debts not bearing interest 
if there are funds for the purpose 
warrant to call town meeting to discuss 
to devise means of discharging 
Declaration by town of right to make application to the 
Congress of the United States for the same privileges 
and protection as are afforded to the towns under their 
protection in case of non adoption of constitution of 
United States hy constitutional convention and instruc- 
tions to delegates as to carrying such rights into effect 
Deed, see Abstract 

of agreement, see Agreement 

of defeasance, see Defeasance 

of estale, see Estate 

of manumission of slaves, see Slave 

of partition, see Partition 

Benedict Arnold to Stephen Arnold land near Pawtuxet 

Falls 
Israel Arnold Jr to Edward Arnold land on Pawtuxet neck 
Fenner Angell to Dexter Brown house etc. on land of 
Moses Brown 

Benjamin Aplin to 

Peter Bateman and wife to William Brown land in 

Providence 
Jeremiah Brown to Richard Brown house and lot on 

Stampers hill 
Jeremiah Brown to Richard Brown land in neck on See- 
konk river and Balies cove 

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1771 14994 



1778 1373 

1789 5S15 

1789 5879 

1790 14593 

1789 5134 

1769 414 

1718 14643 

1755 »78 

1789 5880 

1780 «171 

1781 8438 



1790 5688 



1660 7 
1730 90 

1787 14870 
1769 14888 

1754 14719 

1742 14689 

1732 14677 



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Deed 

Judah Brown to Jeremiali Brown of 1-4 part of whole 
purchase right in common lands which now are on 
east side of Seven Mile Line 1724 14656 

of indenture between Henry Bowen and Richard Greene 

as to sale of lands in Barrington and Rehoboth 1783 14323 

quit claim (not executed) to Dexter Brown 1782 148S0 

Richard Brown (not executed) to Samuel Wilkinson and 
wife 1-2 of cove near Narrow Passage 1706-7 14723 

Samuel Byles to Edward Arnold land in Warwick 175 1 171 

William Carpenter to Stephen Arnold land on neck near 
Pawtuxet Falls 1656 3 

William Carpenter to Joseph Carpenter meadow land on 
a cove 1665-6 9 

Thomas Clemence to William Carpenter land on Paw- 
tuxet neck 1658 5 

Gideon Comstock to Andrew Waterman of right of way 1758 358 

Samuel Comstock attestation of by witnesses 1726-7 14661 

testimony of Thomas Comstock as to 1726-7 14662 

James Dexter to Richard Brown and Joseph Brown of 

lands not yet laid out on west side of Seven Mile Line 1718 14644 

Jofin Greene Jr to Benedict Arnold land on north side of 

Pawtuxet river near Pawtuxet falls 1647 2 

William Harris to Daniel Abbott land on neck near 
upper Balies cove 1730 14672 

Stephen Harris to Joseph Allen lot on east side of Main 
street 1784 3242 

William Hopkins attorney for John Beers showing con- 
ditions on which land of Thomas Peaty late deceased 
is held 1733 93 

Zebedee Hopkins to Joseph Hopkins of land east of 
Seven Mile Line near Loakesqueset 1720 71 

Thomas OIney Sr to son William OIney land on west 

side of Seven Mile Line near Chapumpumcit hill 1715 14641 

Thomas OIney to Stephen Arnold land near Pawtuxet 

river and in Vineyard 1659 ® 

Thomas OIney to William Arnold land at north side 

mouth of Pawtuxet river 1642 l 

Elizabeth Peedy to Benjamin Beers land in the neck and 
on Mosshassuck river 1709-10 14635 

Thomas Peck to John Barden house on west side of river 1778 1371 

Malachi Rhoades to James Arnold land in Warwick 1751 174 

Zachariah Rhodes to Stephen Arnold land on north side 
Pawtuxet river 1663 * 

George Shearman to William Brown land on road lead- 
ing to Elisha Browns upper mill 1762 14742 

Nehemiah Sheldon to Peleg Rhodes surrender of ease- 
ment 1709-10 40 

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Deed 

Joseph Smith to William Hopkins and others home lot 

of his father in Providence and other lands 1705-6 34 

William Sprague to Joseph Hopkins land west of Seven 

Mile Line near Wnshuttauset 1714 63 

Robert Taylor to Edward Smith land at Quinonequot 1658 4 

Ebenezer Tyler to Ann Tyler his wife land on west side 

Main street 1769 14754 

Emanuel Wailey to Edward Smith land in Quinoniqtiot 1668 10 

John Warner to Stephen Arnold land on neck east of 
Pawtuxet falls and also the one third part of the Vine- 
yard 1682 «l 
Defeasance John Inman to John Pierce land west of Seven 

Mile Line 1727-8 77 

Delegates instructions to as to constitution of the United 

States and as to legal tender law 1789 5160 

Deposition in bastardy cases, see Bastardy Proceedings 
legal proceedings, see Legal Proceedings 
as to marriages, see Marriage 
in vagrancy matters, see Vagrancy Proceedings 
as to wills, see Will 
Depaties to deneral Assembly election of and 

instructions to 1789 5S51 

warrant to warn town meeting to elect 1682 10 1753 «»5 1761 348 
1783 )»080 1785 3517 1789 5»67 
to consider whether freemen will grant allowance to 
for services and expenses while attending General 
Assembly 1781 Jd400 

Dischargre of Mortgragre Freelove Crawford to Zacha- 

riah Field 1708-9 38 17 10 41 

Discharge of Soldiers, see Revolution 

Disorderly Houses petition to suppress 1783 2016 

warrant to bring persons charged with keeping before 
council to answer for 1783 soie 

Disorderly Woman bill of Henry Bowen against town 

for services relating to 1789 5271 1790 5580 

letter from overseer of poor to town council relating to 1785 3403 
Henry Thompson to Henry Bowen as to 1789 5S63 

minutes of personal estate; of 1785 3484 

order of town council as to personal belongings and chil- 
dren 

as to clothes of and children » 



as to Phebe Bowens goods and children 
on town council in favor of bearer by P. Bowen for 
furniture wood and potatoes 
petition as to 

resolution of town council as to confinement of 
regarding certain 

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1785 3474 

1785 3647 

1785 14526 



1785 3470 

1787 4350 

[789 15330e 

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Disorderly woman 

warrant for commitment of 
Division of Town remonstrances against 



1790 5S09 
1765 380 390 



report of committee on division of poor between Provi- 
dence and Johnston 1766 395 
settlement of accounts and division of poor between 
Providence and North Providence 1769 414 

I>Ogrs in the market house bill for notifying by beat of 

drum through the town the act concerning them 1785 14536 

Doctors Practice account of visits of Dr Hewes 17S2 14815 

Due Billy see Highway 

issued by town treasurer to Samuel Aborn 1788 4933 

Esek Aldrich 1788 4722 

Benjamin Allen 1787 446S 

Paul Allen 1788 4877 

Philip Allen 1788 4624 

Zephaniah Andrews 1787 4565 

Isaac Angell 1788 4681 

Daniel Anthony 1787 4549 

Nathan Arnold 1788 4881 

William Bacon 1787 4500 

James Black 1787 4531 

Daniel Brayton 1787 4413 

Isaac Brown 1787 4323 

John Brown 1787 4519 

Brown & Benson 1787 4479 

Brown Rogers & Brown 1788 4758 

David Burr 1787 4543 

Joshua Burr 1788 5055 

James Burril 1787 4434 

Samuel Butler 1788 4607 

E. Callender 1788 4844 

Gershom Carpenter 1787 4540 

John Carter 1787 4541 

Dr John Chace 1787 4441 

Samuel Chace 1787 4417 

Nancy Clan 1787 4586 4587 1785 3430 

Clarke & Nightengale 1788 4735 4860 

Benjamin Comstock 1787 4529 

Benjamin Cozzens 1787 4463 

Mary Demount 1787 4595 

John Dorrance 1787 4442 

Dr Solomon Drown 1787 4497 

William Earle 1787 4331 4427 

Edward Fenner 1787 4533 

Richard Fenner 1788 4734 

George Field 1788 4896 

Lemuel Field 1788 4925 

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Due bill issued by town treasurer to 
Mrs Martha Field 
Thomas Field 
Asa Franklin 
Cato Gardner 
Josiah Gifford 
William Givens 
Caleb Greene 
Josiah Greene 
Thoma8 L. Halsey 
Levi Ham 
Samuel Hamblin 
Walker Harding 
David Hicks 
Charles Holden 
Holroj'd & Tillinghast 
David Howell 
Richard Jackson 
Jeremiah Jenkins 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Keene 
Jonathan Knowles 
Charles and John Lippitt 
Sylvanus Martin 
John Mason 
Joseph Masury 
Ralph Merry 
Michael Metcalf 
Nathan Miller 
Nathan Morrill 
Samuel Nightengale 
Philip Pain 
Lewis Peck 
Peter Pen no 
John Pettey 
Meshack Potter 
Reubin Potter 
Samuel Proud 
Grindol Reynolds 
Barzillai Richmond & Son 
Lewis Rogers 

Joseph and William Russell 
Thomas Sabin 
Solomon Searll 
William Sessions 
Thomas Smart 
John Smith 
Samuel Smith 



1787 



1787 4443 
1787 4461 4501 

1788 4848 
1787 4661 

1787 4411 

1788 4946 
1787 4509 

1787 4408 

1788 4837 
1787 4485 
1787 4433 

1787 4416 

1788 4807 
1788 4688 

1787 4518- 

1788 4640 
1788 4610 
4578 4581 
1787 4568 
1787 4500 
1787 4535 
1787 454S 

1787 4407 4504 
1787 4436 

1787 4456 

1788 4814 

1787 455S 

1788 4090 
1788 4804 
1787 4458 
1787 4484 

1787 4478 

1788 4895 
1788 4859 

1787 4473 

1788 4647 
1788 4960 
1788 4069 
1787 4333 
17874530 
1787 4476 

1787 4515 

1788 4770 
1787 4459 
1787 4516 

1787 4450 

1788 4896 



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Due bill issued b^ town treasurer to 
Daniel Snowe 
James Snow 
Daniel Spencer 
Obadiah Sprague 
Cyprian Sterry 
Archibald Stewart 
Daniel Sullivan 
Peter Taylor 
David Tifft 
Eben Thompson 
Stephen Thurber 
John Tillinghast 
Joseph Tillinghast 
William Tillinghast 
Daniel Turtelott 
John Updike 
Ephraim Walker 
John Waker 
Susanna Walker 
Mrs Susanna Walker 
Nathan Waterman 
Rufus Waterman 
William Waterman 
John Ward & Co 
Stephen Wardwell 
Mrs Amy West 
William and James Wheaton 
Jacob Whitman 
Nathan Williams 
Gideon Young 
Earmarks of cattle of Joseph Brown and of Richard Brown 
Enlistment, see Revolution 

Estate James Adams receipt by Matthew Watson from H. 
Bowen executor 
and person of Abigail Birket guardian appointed 
Frances Bowen receipt by executor of from Henry Bowen 
Phanuel Bowen bill of John Greene against 
James Brown bill of Jonathan Arnold against 
of Henry Sterling 
receipt by Eli Brown for legacy in lieu of dower 
Jeremiah Brown letter of Jabez Bowen to town council 

and warrant to call council meeting as to 
Joseph Brown receipt from Richard Brown administra- 
tor by In full of all accounts 

by Robert Gibbs 
by John Jenckes 
by Thomas Shippee 

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1788 4063 
1788 4061 

1787 4459 

1788 4884 
1787 4574 
1787 449S 

1780 2103 

1787 447a 
17S8 4813 

1788 4910 
1787 4440 

1781 4506 
1787 4499 
1780 2192 
1787 4453 

1787 4412 

1788 4819 

1787 4510 
785 3480 3400 

1788 4604 
1787 4428 
1787 4388 
1787 4432 

1787 4423 

1788 4950 
1788 4630 
1788 4871 
1787 4326 
1787 4418 
1787 4402 

1709 14633 



1776 14255 

1780 1923 

I 77 I 14146 

1760 14009 

1770 14756 

1775 851 

1776 1071 

1776 1097 

1746 14704 
1746 14703 

1742 14687 

1743 14694 



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Estate Joseph Brown receipt 
by Thomas Waite 

by Joseph Walton 1742 

Martha Brown citation as to probate of nuncupative will 
William Brown bill of council clerk against executor 
bond of William Morris, to executor to pay debts 

and legacies of 
letter testamentary to Dexter Brown 
probate of will 

receipt from executor by Huldah Arnold 1782 

by Jonathan Arnold 
by James Brown 

by collector of North Providence 
by Nathan Waterman 
Timothy Brownell warrant to bring him before town 
council on charge of non support of family and wast- 
ing his estate 
Luke Byms petition of William Concklin for relief out 

of 
Samuel Carew bill of against town 
Thomas Chafee bill of against Henry Bowen 
Nicholas Clarke appointment of administrators 
John Cole bill of against town for rent of hospital 
John Crawford copy of inventory and proceedings as to 
John Demount bill of against Henry Bowen 
John Dexter letter of administration granted to widow 
Barnard Eddy, memorial of administrator to council 
Paul Allen appointed to examine accounts 
settlement of administration account 
James Edmonds agreement in settlement of 
Patience G^dy et ah. citation to choose guardians of 

estates and persons 
James Field bill of Daniel Box against 

custodian of estate and children appointed 
Mary Field request to appoint guardian 
Elizabeth Gibbs petition by guardian that town council 
recommend legislature to grant him leave to sell real 
estate of 
Caleb Greene bond of Nathaniel Greene for bene6t of 
inventory of Mary Greene executrix 
widow Mary Greenes account 
William Grinnel request to appoint guardian 
Henry Harris letter testamentary 
Jack Harris letter of administration to Richard Brown 
William Harris refusal by Andrew Harris to accept co- 

executorship 
John Hopkins request for and appointment of Esek 
Esten as administrator 



1743-3 IMOl 

14685 14688 

1779 1663 

1782 14813 

1782 14818 
1782 1481)8 
1782 14811 
14816 14817 
1782 14809 
1786 14868 
1782 14819 
1782 14808 



1783 58973 

1788 4665 
1774 618 

1787 4154 

1780 1900 

1777 1148 

1724 14645 

1787 4»17 
1763 369 

1783 »860 
1780 1900 

1780 1900 
174s 1»5 

1779 1663 

1789 5»46 

1788 4857 

1781 »435 



1776 1039 
1744 115 
1746 134 

1743 111 

1783 8868 

1727 14663 

1746 1470S 

1681 14 

1777 1335 



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Estate 

Joseph Ingraham account of Henry Bowen with town 

council 1786 14563 

bill of Henry Bowen for services 1786 14584 

of Thomas Chafee 1788 4914 

lease of real estate by town to Henry Bowen 1786 3«0» 

duplicate of 3804 

lease of part of to Samuel Johnson 1789 5S9l 

receipt from Amos Chaffee towards rent due town 1790 5440 

by town treasurer from H. Bowen for rent 1786 3810 

1790 554S 
by William Spencer from H. Bowen for truck- 
ing goods 1789 5127 
by town treasurer from town sergeant for note 

taken for rent 1786 14583 
by town treasurer from H. Bowen for proceeds 

of sold at auction by order of town council 1789 5138 
resolution of town council as to sale of personal 

estate of 1787 438S 

James request of Sarah James that her son Allen 

James be appointed administrator 1779 1582 

Charles Jenckes widows request for appointment of 

Isaac Cory as administrator 1783 2855 

- Amos Kinnecutt bill of Nicholas Clarke against 1772 443 

receipt by William Taylor from 177 1 431 

Jonathan Lewis late of Newport minute of town council 

of Providence granting letters of administration on 1777 1240 

Joseph Larchar Jr appointment of administrator 1787 4512 

Joseph Larcher a minor appointment of guardian 1787 4512 

Samuel Maverick further time allowed administrator 1787 4301 

Joseph Olney motion against probate of will 1777 1356 

Ephraim Peabody appointment of administrator 1788 4857 
Samuel Perry of Rehoboth copy of minutes of return of 

committee as to creditors 1768 14753 

Farrell Reily statement of account of with Terrence Reily 1779 1842 
Joseph Rhodes warrant to call town council meeting to 

act as to guardianship 1746 133 
Malachi Rhodes agreement between John Rice 2d and 

Israel Arnold in settlement of 1724 73 

Joseph Sheldon order in favor of executor of 1772 460 
John Smith summons to debtors and creditors of to 

appear before council 1683 25 
Ebenezer Sprague act of General Assembly authorizing 

sale for payment of debts 1742 108 
Serviah Sprague act of General Assembly authorizing 

guardians to sell lands to pay debts 1742 108 
Abner Thayer proceedings by town council 1787 4489 4496 

Charles Tillinghast warrant to call town council meeting 1743 ^^<^ 

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Esiaie 

Dinah Tillinghast bill of town against for her expense at 

small pox hospital North Providence 
Elizabeth and Ebenezer W. Treby guardians bond 
Isaac Tuckerman administration granted to widow 
William Walker letter from town council 

to town council 
Samuel Warner appointment of administrator 
Archibald Weirs statement of account of Archibald 

Stewart with 
Anne Whipple bill of Levi Whipple 
Providence Williams custodian appointed 

letter of town to General Assembly as to 
Robert Young citation of administrator before council 
to account 
Examination^ see Vagrancy' Proceedings 
Excise Duties instructions of town to deputies as to State 

law 
Ferry Edmonds petition of Andrew Edmonds as to 

Fullers bill of John Carter against town for printing 

of Caleb Fuller against town council for obstruc- 
tion of ferry at Tockwotten 
receipt by Caleb Fuller for damage for obstruction 
vote of town council to pay Mrs. Mehitable Fuller 
as damages for obstruction 
Fine of town council members vote of council as to 
Fire Apparatus act of General Assembly providing a tax 
rate for purchase of a fire engine 
bill against engine No i Samuel Butler Jr repairing hose 
Samuel Butler leather to leather engine 
Jonathan Ellis repairing 
A. Gray labor on hose 
Daniel Jackson repairs on engine 

1778 1445 

William Larchar mending buckets 

Pearce & Jackson fitting and repairs 

Edward Spaulding repairing 

Stoddard & Clapp 
against engine No 3 Zephaniah Brown repairs 

Amos Chase repairing hose 

Jonathan Ellis repairs 

D. Jackson cleaning oiling and repairs 

John Mathewson lignum vitae and sole leather 
for clappers 

Stoddard & Clapp repairs 
against engine at market A. Gray labor on hose 

Joseph Bucklin labor on engine 



1777 1267 

1781 2454 
1780 1900 

1746 180 

1746 137 

1788 47S1 

1782 »714 

1778 1375 
1686 «7 
1686 27 

1790 5008 



1789 5251 
1678-9 13 

1777 1^3 

1777 1205 
1777 15059 

1777 1207 
1756 285 

1754 260 
1784 3200 
1777 1114 
1777 1187 
1787 4285 
1774 657 1776 89 

1790 5693 

1777 1117 
1784 3198 

1774 656 
1781 2314 

1778 1423 

1777 1187 

1778 1445 

1790 5498 
1774 658 

1783 2986 
1774 ««■' 



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Fire apparatus bill against engine at market 
Grlnnell & Taylor labor on door 
Jonathan Hammon labor 1779 1591 

Caleb Ormsbee labor 
Ford WetJtcoat labor on hose 
Jacob Whitman fire hooks etc. 
against engine at North End James Wheaton mate- 
rial and repairs 
against engine on west side of bridge Amos Atwell 

repairs 
against engine of Capt Simeon Thayers company 

Samuel Hamlin repairs 
against engine house Benjamin Gladding labor 
Jonathan Hammon moving and repairing 
John Smith 
Daniel Stillwell 
Nehemiah Sweet 
Simeon Thayer 
miscellaneous for nails 

Christopher Arnold repairs on hose 
Amos Atwell labor 
Ephraim Bowen repairs 
Brown & Thurber nails 

John Carter printing 1777 1853 

copies of rules and regulations to be ob- 
served in case of fire 
Samuel Davenport repairs 

work 
Jonathan Ellis repairs 
Peter Grinnell painting 
Jonathan Hammon labor 
Daniel Jackson repairs 

making chain 
John Lasell labor 
Aaron Mason oiling hose 
Masury & Dowlless labor 
Benoni Pearce for five ladders 
Nicholas Power cordage 
John Smith leather 
Nehemiah Sweet firehooks 
Ebenezer Thompson sole leather 
Jacob Whitman repairs 
bond of Daniel Jackson to build fire engine 
buckets bill of John Carter for advertising as to 
printing resolutions of town 
of Henry Bowen against town for notifying persons 

to furnish themselves with 
list of persons to be notified to procure 

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1790 57S8 
I 781 8505 
1790 57S5 
1779 1658 

1781 S46S 

1788 4867 

1782 )M71 

1787 44S9 

1781 :M68 
1774 «^ 

1774 «»» 
1790 57»6 
1785 3540 

1785 8670 
1784 8188 

1782 «703 

1786 3748 

1783 «90«- 

1779 1589 

1783 «961 

177 I 15094 

1789 5180 

1790 5581 

1784 3191 
1784 3197 
1784 3196 

1773 M» 
1784 3162 
1782 2683 

1780 1986 
1790 5578 
1782 2691 
1790 5507 

1775 "y^a 

1781 2515 

1784 3189 
1781 2462 

177 1 438 

1785 3322 
1790 5779 

1790 5738 
1790 5728 



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Fire apparatus buckets 

return of persons having 1790 6689 

letter to Joseph Sherwood ordering an engine 1760 833 

from Joseph Sherwood concerning engine 1760 336 

O. Brown and J. Angell to Joseph Scott 1761 345 

order of committee on town treasurer in favor of Daniel 

Jackson 1771 14089 
order of council on town treasurer in favor of Jackson & 

Updike for cordage used at'the 6re at Eddy's house 1770 14977a 

rate streak for an engine 1759 393 

for paying charges on engine 1761 344 

for an engine 1772458 

bill of Ezekiel Burr for collecting 1771 15636 

report of committee on machinery of Capt John Updike 

for use in case of fires 1790 5709 

reservoir on Broad Street petition for construction of 1788 4954 

warrant to warn town meeting to rescind vote as to 1788 4957 
vote of town to pay Jabez Brown for pails lost at the late 

fire 1770 14978 
for engine treasurer to prosecute collector of taxes 

immediately for money in his hands due the town 1768 4is 
warrant to warn a town meeting to pay freight on fire 

engine and provide place for 1760 341 
Flshway in dam near Moswansicut Pond bond of James 

Mathewson Jr et al to town council to maintain 1728 80 
Foreign Relations bill of Benjamin Bourn against town 

for services as to 1789 5384 

of James Manning 1789 55883 
petition of town to Congress as to relation of this State 

with the United States 1789 5250 

request to call a town meeting to consider 1789 5120 

warrant to call town meeting to consider 1789 5121 
to receive report of committee to draft a petition to 

Congress 1789 5252 
Fortifications, see Revolution 

Freemen act of General Assembly as to certificates of 1762 363 

certificate town clerk of as to William Warner 1782 2830 

of Johnston as to Caleb Sheldon 1782 2695 

as to George Beverly 1780 1957 

list of who voted for general officers 1777 1196 1783 2874 

1784 3133 1785 3449 1 788 4834 1789 5167 1790 5605 

list of 1790 »«o* 

propounded town meeting minute of 1774 649 
French Certificate viz in French language translation 

of Lewis J. Rivery discharging Mr Douville 1774 727 1774 728 
Friends, see Quakers 

Gaol bill of Amos Atweil for leg shackles and ironwork 1790 5705 



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GaoihiU 

of keeper for keeping prisoner and for fees 1789 5S26 

1790 5393 5515 

order of council on treasurer in favor of keeper ' 1789 5153 

report of committee on boundaries of gaol lot 1 1785 8519 

resolution of council to pay keeper for keeping prisoner 1789 5305 

General Assemblyy see Ac^s of General Assembly 

order of fixing bounds of Providence 1683 94 

resignation of Thomas Jenkins member of 1783 »977 

General Treasurer bonds to and receipt from as to paper 
money emissions, see Paper Money Bank 
list of State securities to be returned to 1788 5099 

order on in Council of War, see Revolution 
receipt hy for supplies for army, see Revolution 
for continental taxes, see Revolution 
for State taxes, see Tax 
Gold and Silver liOan for support of poor, see Poor 
Gold Notes, see Note 
Gold and Silver Notes, see Note 

Greene General address to 1783 9337 

request to call town meeting to consider address to 1784 3069 

warrant to warn town meeting to consider address to 1784 306I 

Grog shops and ttppling houses suppression of letter 

from Nicholas Cortlandt A. D. C. to council 1778 1501 

Adjutant General Peck 1778 1459 

Harbor staking out channel bill of Philip and Zachariah 

Allen against town 1790 5545 

of Robert Sutton against committee 1790 5733 

Hard Money Notes, see Note 
Hay scales, see Statera 
Higrhway for notes issued for paving streets, see Note 

for payments made for highway purposes by order of 

town treasurer on tax collector, see Tax 
agreement as to extension of pavement between John 
Brown and town committee 1783 9807 

Clark & Nightengjile and town committee 1783 9996 

bill for work where locality is not given Paul Allen 1778 1379 

17S0 9960 I 781 9341 9570 

Isaac Angell 1790 5455 

Nathan Angell 1782 9676 

Nathan Arnold 1788 4889 

Thomas Arnold 1783 9943 1790 5785 

William Bacon 1786 3768 
Thomas Ben net 1780 1994 1995 9940 1782 9898 

1785 3311 1786 3769 

Randall Briggs 1790 6459 

Chad Brown 1785 3685 

Daniel Brown 1790 5493 

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ighway bill for work where locality is not given 










Isaac Brown 








1787 


4950 


Morris Brown 








1789 


5347 


William Brown 








1787 


4503 


Timothy Brownell 








1789 


508O 


Ezekiel Burkett 








1790 


5461 


Elias Callender 








1788 


4757 


Amos Chafee 








1790 


5307 


Benjamin Cozzens 








1787 


4988 


Job Danforth 






1780 


9216 


9990 


Knight Dexter 








1790 


5490 


Richard Fenner 








1788 


4733 


Richard Fenner Jr 








1785 


3650 


Daniel Field 




1785 


3673 


1790 




James Field 




1782 


S678 


1788 


4637 


James Field Jr 








1789 


5361 


Lemuel Field 








1788 


4994 


Amasa Gray 








1796 


5958 


George Gordon 








1789 


5363 


Joseph Hewes 




1788 


4641 


1790 




David Howell 1779 1859 


1787 4954 


1786 


( 4648 


1790 


5435 


Nathan Jacobs 








1776 887 


Samuel Knight 






1785 


3309 


3686 


Benjamin Marshall 








1790 


5463 


Sylvanus Martin 








1787 


4550 


Richard Marven 








1790 


5518 


Aaron Mason 






1790 


5406 


5865 


Pardon Mason 








1790 


5569 


John Mathewson 








1790 


5498 


Ralph Merry 






1788 


4811 


4819 


John Mumford 








1790 


5933 


Robert Newell 


1787 


4991 


1790 


5437 


5880 


Jabez Olney 








1784 


3950 


Stephen Olney 








1790 


5401 


Bristol Olney 








1790 


5497 


Bristor Olney 








1790 


5574 


Jacob Otis 








1790 


5503 


Eleazer Peck 








1788 


4631 


John Pettey 




1781 


8395 


1785 


8510 


John Potter 








178a 


9675 


Reuben Potter 




1788 


4646 


1789 


5359 


Reuben and William Potter 








1786 


3770 


Benjamin Randall 








1789 


5379 


Peter Randall 








1788 


4653 


Stephen Randall 




1788 


4659 


1789 


5356 


Amos Round 








1790 


5678 


Daniel Rutenber 








1788 


5000 


Archibald Salisbury 








1790 W*3 



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1784 8161 1785 8857 
1779 1985 1787 4164 



High-way bill for work where locality is not given 
Magg Shackleford 
John Smith also for plank 
Samuel Smith 
Daniel Snow 
James Snow 
William Snow 
Obadiah Sprague 
Elijah Starkweather 

against Paul Allen 
Daniel Sullivan against Thomas Bennett 

1782 8677 
Simeon Thayer 
Squire Thurber 

Daniel Tifft against John Mumford 
David Tiffk 
Benjamin Turpin 
Daniel Turtelot 
Caleb Vinson 
Nathan Waterman 

1790 5483 
Ephraim Wheaton 
William Wheaton 

Jonathan Whipple against Obadiah Sprague 
Eben White 
Andrew Williams 1784 3865 8978 1787 4»07 

1790 5516 
Nathan Williams 
Samuel Young 
where locality is given opposite Capt Algers Edward 
Thurber 
Angell street Moses Brown 1784 8088 

Nathan Waterman 
lane south of Welcome Arnolds Welcome Arnold 
Back street Paul Allen 1781 8510 1783 8008 

William Bacon 

Moses Brown 1784 8084 

A. Butler 

Clarke & Nightengale 

John Pettey 

Nathaniel Jacobs 

Nathaniel Packard 
by Baptist meeting house Zephaniah Andrews 

Moses Brown 

Morn & Low 
Bennets hill Paul Allen 

Rhodes & Allen 

Nathan Waterman 

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1781 8510 1783 8008 



1790 5430 
1786 3034 
1788 4885 

1778 1480 
1781 8337 
1790 5410 
1790 5478 

1785 3305 

1786 3760 

1779 1836 

1784 3177 
1788 4680 
1790 5405 
1788 4780 
1790 5873 
3660 3683 

1787 4838 

1788 4608 

1790 5407 
1790 5588 

1780 1087 

1785 3387 

1789 5083 

1788 4815 

1790 5418 

1774 643 
1785 8405 
1790 5431 
1790 5631 

1784 3148 

1788 5008 

1785 3405 
1790 5644 
1790 5587 

1789 5335 

1775 781 

1776 888 
1784 3146 
1788 5065 

1790 5616 

1784 3148 

1785 8658 
1788 5047 



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Highway bill for work 

at Bennets bridge NHthan Williams 
near bridge Zephaniah Andrews 

Samuel Black 

Dexter Brown 

Nathan Waterman 

Jacob Whitman 

Nathan Williams 
levelling breastwork Josiah Miller 
Bowens lane Philip & Zachariah Allen 
Camp hill Tilley Maverick Olney 

Nathaniel Packard 

Edward Thurber 

Martin Thurber 
by John Carters Moses Brown 
Cat swamp lane Dexter Brown 
by court house parade Martin Thurber 
Cranston road Paul Allen 1784 3148 

Randall Briggs 

Joseph Hoyle 
Constitution street Samuel Thurber 

Squire Thurber 
Church lane Joseph Comstock 
College lane Ephraim Bowen 

Thomas Bennet 
Cross street Paul Allen 

James Field 
Feather hall road Tilley Maverick Olney 
Ferry road to Thomas Bennet 

Clarke & Nightengale 

Ebenezer Thompson 
Front street Clarke & Nightengale 
Greenwich road Joseph Hoyle 
Hanover street Henry Alexander 

Joseph Martin 
near Dr Hewes Jeremiah Sayles 
hill (Sand) Paul Allen 

near Mr Seamans Brown 
Welcome Arnold 

by Ebenezer Wheatons Jacob Whitman 
High street William Brownell 

Jabez Olney 
Jail lane Moses Brown 

John Carter 

William Seamans 
Johnston road Paul Allen 
Liberty lane Nathaniel Packard 
Main street Levi Hall 

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1788 4878 
Benson and 



1789 5315 



1790 5480 
1780 8248 
1780 2244 

1780 2231 

1785 4135 
1790 5480 

1787 4419 
1784 3276 
1790 5558 
1777 1352 

1776 888 

1774 643 

1781 2601 

1784 3086 

1783 2820 
1781 2601 
1790 5500 
1790 5734 

1786 3803 
1789 5365 

1789 5367 

1790 5402 
1790 5563 

1785 3687 
1785 3310 

1784 3257 
1777 1352 
I 781 2500 
1790 5527 
1783 2007 
1790 5527 
1790 5417 
1790 5810 
1790 5528 

1788 4661 
1790 5500 

1790 5747 
1790 5480 
1790 5405 
1790 5550 
177s 780 
1777 1358 

1775 780 
1790 5500 

1776 888 
1780 2289 



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Highway bill for work 

Mill bridge near John Smith 1777 llftO 

Martin Wheeler 1781 »60l 

Muddy dock Zephaniah Andrews 1787 4564 

Neck highways in Dexter Brown 1785 37«0 

North end of town street at Borrak Brown 1787 4306 

John Luther 1788 4659 

Northerly part of town William Earle 1787 4486 

Sylvanus Martin 1787 4345 1788 4660 

Christopher Olneys near Paul Allen 1790 5500 

Stephen Beverly 1789 5ll« 

pavement generally Zachariah and Philip Allen 1783 8«87 

Thomas Ben net 1781 S590 

Samuel Black 1789 5374 

£. Bo wen 1784 3245 

Daniel and Stephen Bray ton 1785 3348 

Moses Brown 1784 3084 

Clarke & Nightengale 1783 3043 

Benjamin Comstock 1785 3519 

Levi Hall 1785 3355 

David Howell 1786 88OI 

Thomas Jones 1787 4244 

M. and Joel Metcalf 1785 8341 

John Mumford 1789 5360 

Samuel Nightengale Jr 17853342 

Saunders Pitman 1785 3320 

William Seamans 1775 780 

John Smith 1785 3303 

Darius Sessions 1790 5564 

Nehemiah Sweet 1785 3438 

Joseph Tillinghast & Son 1785 3551 

William & James Wheaton 1785 3721 

Joseph and John Whipple 1785 3419 3420 

Samuel Young 1784 3212 

about market house Zephaniah Andrews x 786 3755 

Brown & Benson 1786 3745 

Amos Chaffee 1786 3787 

George Corlis & Co 1786 8783 

Samuel Davenport 1786 8798 

David Howell 1786 3801 

near bridge Nathaniel Jacobs 1744 688 

M. and Joel Metcalf 1785 3340 

Nathan Waterman 1787 4163 

Meeting street Moses Brown 1784 3081 

Pettis lane Nathan Waterman 1790 5483 

Planet lane William Peck 1789 5878 

on the plain Nathan Waterman 1788 5047 1790 5433 

Powers lane Clark & Nightengale 1790 5527 

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Highway bill for work 

Prospect lane Henry Alexander 
Jonathan RusselU near Dexter Brown 
School street Paul Allen 
near John Seamans Edward Thurber 
sewers generally Paul Allen 
Philip Martin 
Stephen Randall 
Martin Seamans 
John Whipple 
at Baptist meeting house lane Moses Brown 
Back street Nathaniel Jacobs 

John Pettey 
hill by Salisburys Isaac Angell 
in Sylvanus Martins district Sylvanus Mar- 
tin 
Ship street John Pettey 
at the stone bridge Silas Covel 
Ship street Zephaniah Andrews 

Samuel and D. Proud 1789 5316 

and Snow streets Grindol Reynolds & Co 
James Snow Jr & Co 
Small bridge by the Paul Allen 
John Smiths by John Smith 

Obadiah Sprague 
Snow street Zephaniah Brown 

James Pettis 
near Samuel Spooners house Ephraim Walker 
Star lane Amos Allen 
Stevens bridge near Levi Hall 
Edward Thurber 
Martin Thurber 
Tar bridge near Nicholas Branch 
Jonathan W. Coy 
James Field 
Nathaniel Jacobs 
Christopher Olney 
Nathan Willianos 
near Paris Tillinghasts house Richard Fenner 
Transit lane Clark & Nightengale 
Paul Tews wall Joseph and John Whipple 
Turpin*6 brook by Andrew Comstock 
Turpin's road Til ley Maverick Olney 
Waterman's lane Thomas Bennet 

Moses Brown 
Westminster street William Brownell 
James Burrill 
Ralph Merry 

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1790 5810 
1782 »088 
1790 5500 

1774 643 
1790 5500 

1787 4»4» 
1790 5780 

1776 0«6 

1785 8713 

1788 5065 

1775 781 

1789 5335 
1788 468d 

1790 585)8 
1788 4853 
1787 4366 

1787 4564 
1790 546)3 

1788 4050 
1790 5534 

1779 1506 
1786 3785 

1788 4885 
1790 3630 
1790 5308 
1790 5404 

1789 5348 

1780 »!880 
1774 643 

1 781 S601 

1790 5400 
1790 5517 

1786 3818 
1744 638 

1790 5460 
1790 5480 
1790 5415 
1790 55«7 

1787 4186 
1779 1575 
1777 135» 
I 781 8500 

1785 3405 
1790 5405 
1789 5256 

1786 3774 



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Highway bill for work Westminster street 
Jabez OIney 
Nathan Waterman 
Mr Whitmans by Sylvanus Martin 
bond to build a causeway at mill (Moshassuck) river (at 
or near present Mill street) Joseph Whipple 
of directors in lottery for paving Union street to 
town treasurer Elijah Bacon 
Joseph Hoyle 
Robert Taylor 
Thomas Truman 
certificate of labor on highways from Paul Allen sur- 
veyor to Joseph Larchar 
to Stephen Thurber 
to Eben White 
districts list of 

due bill by surveyors of to Jonathan Brownell 
David Burr 

Joshua Burr 1787 5033 

Samuel Hamlin 1782 4091 

Israel Low 
Philip Martin 
Nathan Miller 
John Remington 
Magg Shaggleford 
bill against town for due bills of surveyor of high- 
ways taken up by A. Gray 
Aaron Mason 
Stephen Randall 
layout of over Chockstone hill 
to Crook Fall river 

cross road from road that comes by Uriah 
Watermans to road that runs by Jonathan 
Olneys 
through Inmans purchase 
Ephraims wading place on Pocasset river north 

easterly 
to Mashantatut 
Nuteconqueneet river near Mr Nichols house to 

Nicholas Sheldons orchard 
Pawtucket to Smithfield 1761 351 14738 

Pawtuxet road to head of Long cove 
Plainfield road to Pawtuxet road 
Providence to Smithfield 
stated common through to north bounds of 

Providence 
Selemechute hill across north end of 
Wainscott details about 

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1790 5550 

1788 5047 

1789 5317 

1738 104 

1780 1070 
1780 1081 
1780 1078 
1780 1980 

1782 S67S 

1 790 5764 
1787 4187 

1756 285 
1787 4560 

1787 4045 

1788 5048 
1787 4414 
1787 4337 

1787 4318 

1788 4010 

1787 4108 

1788 4730 

1787 4243 

1787 4»46 

1787 4371 

I 75 I 173 

1720 68 



1763 360 
1721-2 72 

1744 110 
1730 88 

1735 W 
1763 377 
1742 100 
1737 103 

1759 340 

1733 05 
1724 08 

1760 334 



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Highway layout 

through Wescottomscott and Woonsocket lands 
West river to town line 
West river and Thurbers highway 
bill for services in William Ashtons street by Henry 
Bo wen 
Joseph Bowens cross street by Daniel Anthony 
burying place to Cranston line towards Paw- 

tuxet Henry Bo wen 
Charlestown streets in Henry Bowen 
Daniel Cookes street near Henry Bowen 
gangways William Compton 
Hanover street Henry Bowen 

Nathan Waterman 
Mill bridge road near Daniel Anthony 
Nightengales lane Daniel Anthony 
Packards lane Daniel Anthony 
north end of street and road at H. Bowen 
town street down Henry Bowen 
Sugar lane Daniel Anthony 
west end of Westminster street to brook near J. 
Olneys Seth Wheaton 
grant to council for of land between John Potters 
land and land of John Rains deceased 
letter of town council to Dr Jonathan Arnold in regard 

to hay scales and pavement 
memorial of Daniel Tillinghast requesting permission to 

alter grade of street pavement 
notification to owners of a highway being laid out 

through their land on the hill east of Benefit street 
order of town auditors on town treasurer for work on 
in favor of Joshua Burr 
Tilley M. Olney 
Benoni Pearce 
Samuel Sharp 
Ebenezer White 
of James Arnold on Moses Brown in favor of Mr 
Demont to enable him to pay poor people at work 
on by the mills 
of town council on town treasurer in favor of Job 
Sweeting for land damage 
petition to exchange land for of Jonathan Allen 
for from Charles street across West river 
for a driftway by Christopher Burlingame 
in re Market street for leave to fill land on south 
side of westerly approach to the bridge with a plat 
of same 
from Neck road from Pawtucket down to salt water 

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1741 106 
1752 468 

1790 5949 
1787 4«70 



1786 14566 

1786 14566 

1790 5949 

1772 15040 15055 

1790 5738 5767 

1790 5735 

1787 4*70 4«71 

1787 4546 

1787 4546 

1790 5767 5949 

1790 5738 5949 

1787 4546 



1784 3187 

1730 «7 

1784 8916 

1781 9540 

1785 14595 

1788 5033 
1779 1798 
1788 4638 
1790 5554 
1790 57«4 

1784 3089 



1787 . 


«389 


1758 


982 


175^ 


915 


1745 


198 


1777 


1985 


175^ 


900 



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Highway petition 

New street for new layout of 1752 807 

parade opposite house of Joseph Hoyle to widen 1789 5144 

pest house road to by Martha Field 1790 6647 

Pawtuxet road to 1786 3790 

Pawtuxet road to salt water to relay 1758 390 
Rutenbergs mills for landing place and highway 

near 1745 l«l 

Ezekiel Woodwards land for road through 1758 319 
proposal of John Brown for paving street from Col. 
Walls house to about middle of Archibald Youngs 

house 1782 9609 

receipt for land damage William Tillinghast 1772 15056 

and promise to return for plat of Plain field road 1783 999« 
by Welcome Arnold from town treasurer on account 

of paving notes taken up 1788 4695 
report of Paul Allen of debts for work on Bennets Hill 

etc. 1784 3149 

Moses Brown for work and expense on roads 1789 5058 

committee on highway to Killingly 1728 78 
concerning highway and bridge north of Durges 

bridge 1784 3931 

on highway from Cranston 1784 3959 

on paving of Hanover street 1790 5714 

Amasa Gray as to expenses of mending 1783 9965 

request to call a town meeting as to paving streets . 1782 9754 
1788 4948 
to stop further paving streets 1788 4950 4951 

streets lanes and alleys list of 1772 15050 
vote of town council as to layout of road by James 
AngelU into the country '724~S 1*6*7 
to pay Nathan Angell for highway laid through 

his land to Cranston 1785 3450 
Baptist meeting house lane paving and issuing 

notes therefor 1785 3547 

as to paving Bo wens lane 1788 4888 

as to payment of notes for paving Main street 1785 3465 

Plain field road as to surveyors of 1788 4655 

as to Westminster street plat of 1786 3766 
as to road from John Wilkinsons to Crook Fall 

river 1719-20 14646 
of town council of North Providence as to high- 
way from Pawtucket to road in the neck 1766 14748 
of town meeting as to opening (Angell) street 1783 3019 
transfer of land from Richard Brown 1789 3901 
paving Meeting street 1783 9988 
widening near Mill bridge 1784 3139 
notes to be issued for paving sti-eets 1784 3913 

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Highway vote of town meeting 

highways in south district Moses Brown 17S4 3211 

paving Meeting street, Watermans lane and 

Hanover street 1783 2895 

widening and straightening upper North Main 

street 1784 3136 

widening Watermans lane 1783 2036 

filling In Westminster street to make it passable 1786 3772 
imposing tax to maintain 1789 5280 

warrant to notify jurors to lay out from Ephraim's wad- 
ing place 1743-4 110 
to notify land owners of lay out of highway on 

south side of Church of England 1753 221 

to call a town council meeting to consider a return 

of 1748 153 

to warn town meetings to consider reports of com- 
mittee on paving South Main street 1785 3407 1782 2752 
Broad and Westminster 1788 4040 
Mill street bridge and highways near same 1784 3070 
widening and paving 1782 2670 
reconsider vote for paving 1788 4052 
rescind vote for paving 1788 4057 
consider repairs of 1784 8075 
consider whether highways shall be repaired 

from town taxes or not 1781 2400 

Hypothecation receipt by Henry Bowen for Connecticut 

loan office note received in 1785 14406 

Impost Tax printing resolutions respecting bill of John 

Carter against town for 1785 8322 

of Bennet Wheeler 1785 8324 

Indenture to apprentice, see Apprentice 
of lease, see Lease and State 
to lease school house, see School House 

of service Alee Arnold to Jabez Bowen 1759 824 

Roby Briggs to William Barker and wife 1759 825 

Morgin Tinian to William Hopkins Jr 1728 70 

Santos (an Indian boy) to Jonathan Olney 1757 ^^ 

Mary Williams to Richard Borden 1752 2I8 

Thomas Worsemaned to Gideon Smith 1755 277 

Indiscreet Conduct warrant to arrest Thomas Tate for 1789 5261 
Inferior Court of Common Pleas, see Legal Pro- 

ceedings 
Information to town council as to Elizabeth Freeman 1778 1556 

Ingrossing of Prices, see Prices 

Interest Account of John Brown with town 1775 768 

IntendantS Office permit of entry by collector of imports 

for brigantine Amey 1783 14851 

Invoice of Carsro of Rum on brigantine Jenney 1782 14822 

see also Revolution 

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Iron and Flour ordered to town by General Assembly 

appointment of James Arnold agent to sell 1777 1506O 

account of sales of flour in detail 1777 1506I 

account of James Arnold 1777 16068 

Inventory of Personal Bstate of Patience Ingraham 

when committed to jail 1785 3483 3484 

Jail, see Gaol 

Johnston, see Town of Johnston 
Juror, see also Town Sergeant bills 

bill against town for warning William Compton 1772 15049 

of Henrj' Bowen 1790 0505 5651 5778 

election of 1789 5S5l 

grand and petit warrant to warn 1789 5838 1790 5750 

vote of town to pay William Compton for warning 1771 15034 

warrant to warn town meeting to choose 1682 19 1748 157 

1750 164 1753 S»5 1782 2665 

Justice Court, see Legal Proceedings 

liBnd claims appointment of committee on 1788 4857 

Liayout of Liand east side of Seven Mile Line in the neck 

southeast of Cat swamp to Richard and Joseph Brown 1704 146189 
to Richard Brown 1709-10 14632 

on Seekonk river between the two Baileys coves to 

Richard Brown and Joseph Brown 
Nutaconkonut hill east side Henry Brown 
Smithfield to Caleb Shrefe 
Whortleberry hill south end William Hawkins 
west side of Seven Mile Line in right of George Palmer 
Chepatchet river two miles west of to John Billoo 
Gloucester to Samuel Irons 

Enoch Place 1760 14734 14735 14736 

Messketahawk plain to Richard Browne 1706-7 14723 

Punhungansett river Richard Browne 1747 14690 

west of and east of Snaggwood swamp to Rich- 
ard Browne 1747 14707 
Scituate Aaron Aldrich 1768 14751 
Joseph Brown 1743 1468S 
Edward Carpenter 1768 14750 
Simon Davis 1765 14745 
Amos Hammond 1765 14746 
John King 1768 14739 
Shonock woods Richard Phillips 1724-5 14658 
memoranda as to ' 1729 1475S 1758 14784 1759 14730 
Lease of land in neck near Balies cove Joseph Brown to 

Joseph Brown 1735 14630 

part of estate of Joseph Ingraham town council to Samuel 

Johnson 1789 5891 

land in Providence Ann Tyler to John Carlisle et als 1784 14861 



1710 14634 
1707 14630 
1759 14789 
1719-20 67 
I 73 I 14676 
1720 14647 
1753 1*317 



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Lease 

land in neck Joseph Whipple to Nathan Angell 1761 847 
li^al proceeding's in bastardy cases, see Bastardy Pro- 
ceedings 

vagrancy cases, see Vagrancy Proceedings 
see also Case of Town of Providence vs, Martha 
Howell 

attachment of personal property return and receipt for 1787 4455 

keepers receipt 1785 14534 1790 5547 

of real estate Nathaniel Gilmore 1785 3473 
John Granger 1787 4178 4170 49808 4200 4S10 

Samuel Haley 1784 3143 

Charles Handy 1786 8707 

Nathaniel Jacobs Jr 1785 3328 
William Morris 1784 3144 3151 
Joseph Olney 1784 3153 3154 3155 

Benjamin and Esther Page 1784 3815 

Peter Penno 1784 3175 

John Smith 2d 1782 3102 1784 3103 1785 3346 

Thomas Tate 1784 3844 

bond bail David Buffington 1783 8840 

James Gaskill 1786 4068 
to pay costs and keep Cain Bowman out of state 
Ezra Bowman 1786 15083a 
certificate as to affidavit of Daniel Whitaker by David 

Howell Associate Justice Supreme Court 1786 3884 
as to executions against Peter Penno and John Keen 

by deputy sheriff 1785 3304 
that Henry Bowen served as sergeant and furnished 

a waiter to United States Circuit Court 1790 5848 
that Henry Bowen acted as clerk and furnished a 

waiter to United States District Court 1790 5788 
of town clerk as to payment of referees in case of 
town treasurer vs, Paul Allen 1781 8600 
Court of Common Pleas citation to take deposition 
Curry vs. Tyler * 1788 15085 
deposition of Hannah Whitman 1788 15088 
certificate of clerk as to costs Lasell vs, town treas- 
urer 1786 3753 
citation to take depositions Potter vs. Smith 1779 1503 
Rhodes vs* Olney 1777 1355 
continuance Jenckes V5. Bennet 1761 14741 
motion for Hopkins vs, Shaw 1778 15I6 
writ Arnold vs, Tyler 1770 14755 
Mowry vs, Aldrich 1776 004 
Sprague vs. Jenckes 1776 071 
Court of General Sessions judgment town council of 
Providence vs* Waterman 1772 470 

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Legal proceedings 

Court of Inquiry decision as to highway across Setemc- 

chute hill 1724 08 

Court of Justices proceedings for assault and battery vs, 

Stephen Field 1724 14655 

Justice Court sentence for theft vs. Lupu Slaid 1783 2832 

proceedings before justices assigned to keep the peace in 
and for the town and county of Providence bond of 
Charles Holden to prosecute John Cook for theft 1789 15003 

complaint and warrant for assault and battery 

Samuel Robinson 1790 5586 

James Gaskill 1784 4065 

complaint for swindling and intended forgery 1788 4800 

deposition Abraham Cooke in case vs, James Gaskill 1786 4064 

summons to witness King vs. William 1788 15087 

warrant to arrest Robert Daggett for assault and 

battery 1785 15081 

Pedro a mulatto for* theft 1789 5216 

John Smith and another for theft 1789 15004 

search for stolen goods 1783 3044 

Court of Magistrates complaint and warrant Arnold 

vs, Thornton 1712-13 14636 

minutes of actions of 1713 14637 

summons to witness 1716 14630 

writ of summons for trespass for assault vs, Nathan- 
iel Jenckes 1715-16 64 
Court of Trials declaration 'debt on a bond Brown vs, 

Whipple 1707 14631 

writ of arrest action of debt 1671 11 

attachment Sanford vs, town of Providence 1682 20 

order on an execution William West on Ephraim 
Bo wen in favor of Henry Bowen 1785 3703 

receipts for attorneys fees by David Howell in action 
town vs, Amos At well 1790 5681 

order of town treasurer on tax collector out of tax 
collecting for same 1790 5680 

by William Channing in same case 1790 5388 

Benjamin Bourne in case town vs, Paul Clarke 1782 2666 
W. Channing in appeal of John Lasall 1786 8705 

on execution against town for taxes 1788 4847 4848 

1781 2433 2441 
by town sergeant from Jesse Joslin 1786 14574 

on judgment against Phanuel Bowen 1755 14007 

in discharge of judgment against John Lewis 

by Charles Aldrich 1775 747 

for demands of execution vs, Henry Morris 1768 14051 

resolution of town meeting appointing committee to 
assist town treasurer to hire money to discharge exe- 
cution 1781 2437 
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Legal proceedings resolution of town meeting 

to defend suit of Lemuel Storrs vs» town sergeant 1780 1871 

sentence of town council on Thomas Field and William 

Martin 1789 5«37 

statement by John Foster as to stolen property 1783 15073a 

warrant to warn town meeting to choose person to 
appear for town in case between towns of Scituate 
and Providence 1747 141 

to arrest Stephen Wright for selling strong liquors 
without license 1760 334 

li^al Tender Liaw instructions to delegates as to action 

regarding 1789 5169 

requests to call town meeting to consider 1789 5190 5165 

warrants to call town meeting to consider 1789 5191 5166 

lietter as to indentures, see Apprentice 

as to disorderly women, see Disorderly Women 

as to probate matters, see Estate 

as to hay scales, see Statera 

as to fire engines, see Fire Apparatus 

as to grog shops, see Grogshops and Tippling Houses 

as to paper money emissions, see Paper Money Bank 

as to poor, see Poor 

as to small pox, see Small Pox 

as to vagrants, see Vagrancy Proceedings 

of advice 1783 14838 

Jabez Bowen to town council in matter of Jeremiah 

Brown 1776 1097 

William Creed to William Wheaton as to payment for 

house 1787 9400 

of instructions O. Brown to William Brown 1759 14798 

as to transaction between Thomas Field and Jeremiah 

Field Job Randall to town council 1746 131 

to moderator by Henry Ward 1789 5159 

liicensey see Taverns and also Athletic Feats 
liist of ale house keepers license receipts etc., see Tavern 
of debts due to and from town, see Debts 
of accounts paid for bridges, see Bridge 
of highway districts and list of streets etc., see Highway 
of voters see Freemen 

of delinquent militia, see Revolution and also Militia 
in revolutionary matters, see Revolution 
of patients expenses etc. of small pox, see Small Pox 
of bills etc. paid by Benjamin Gushing 1756 989 

of final settlements 1788 4998 

of Nathan Watermans securities 1790 14596 

Loan Office Certificate order for Oliver Davis on Dex- 
ter Brown in favor of William Mumford 1785 14864 
Liottery Barrington sale of tickets Thomas Allen to 

Henry Bowen 1773 14909 

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Lottery 

church receipt bj Jonathan Gladding for share in 1786 I4ff55 

Congregational parsonage class 2d Nos 322 and 326 177 1 l4ieo 

14169 

class 3d Nos 175 177 183 1 77 1 14155 14157 14159 

Nos 187 193 and 194 1771 14158 14161 

class 5th No 255 1 77 1 14156 

market house account of John Carter with directors 1773 490 

account current with James Lovett 1774 7«3 

bill against managers of Joseph Lawrence 1773 558 

report of directors of 1775 819 

scheme of for building 1772 446 

vote of town meeting on report of director of 1775 819 

market house and bridge tickets class i Nos 999 1028 and 

1642 1784 14404 14400 14411 

Nos 1643 1654 and 1655 14403 14405 

class 2 Nos 48 88 1012 1784 14403 14400 14410 

1043 562 563 and 564 14401 14408 

class 3 No 9 1784 14407 

meeting house first class receipt by Samuel Nightengale 

from Henry Bowen for cash for ticket 1775 14246 

pavement of Union street for bonds of directors Elijah 

Bacon 1780 1979 

Joseph Hoyle 1780 1981 

Robert Taylor 1780 1978 

Thomas Truman 1780 1980 

prizes bill of sale of Thomas Allen to Henry Bowen 1772 14190 

Providence Great bridge ticket class 4 No 7352 1790 14595 

ticket account Henry Bowen with Samuel Nightengale 

Jr 1776 14858 

United States class second No. 28m 730 1776 14268 

Market Hoase agreement as to filling in lot 1772 466 

certificate that Simeon Burt landed brick at 1773 552 

of disposal of stalls for one year at public vendue 1777 1349 

that Nathaniel Dana blacksmith furnished articles 

for completing 1778 1376 

bill for labor Barney and Church 1790 5727 

Samuel Black 1772 15044a 

Francisco against Moses Brown 1772 15000a 

Abimelech Riggs 1779 1600 

blacksmith Thomas Stoddard 1774 oil 

Stoddard & Clapp 1774 612 

Jacob Whitman 1781 2462 

bricklaying Seamans & Horton against Joseph 

Brown 1774 '^^^ 

carpenter Benjamin Gladding 1781 2468 

Greene & Vaughan 1787 4406 

Asa Hopkins 1774 735 

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1784 3108 



1788 4818 
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Market house bill for labor of carpenter 
Robert Hudson 
David Martin 
John Smith 
Ephraim Walker 
carting timber James Olnej against 

Arnold 
cleaning and sweeping Simeon DevoU 
glazing David Martin 1776 1039 

Potter & Lovett against Greene & Arnold 
grading and filling lot and digging cellar George 
Bacon 

John Brown 
Patrick Dewier 
Joseph Jewet 
Henry Lane 
Frances Pollard 
Samuel Poole 

Luke Thurston against Nicholas Brown 
mason Zephaniah Andrews 
Amos Horton 

William Seamans against Joseph Brown 
painting William Tyler 

Samuel & Seth Yates 
pay roll for wages of laborers Amos Horton 
ploughing down road to college Charles Keen 
pump taking out and paving over the well Amos 

Horton 
laying water table Amos Horton 
weights and scales adjusting and repairing Lewis 
Peck 

William Seamans against Joseph Brown 
bill for labor and materials Nicholas Brown & Co 
Greene & Arnold 

Hamraon & Smith against directors 1774 736 

David Harris 1775 773 

Eiisha Mowry 
Joseph Lawrence expense in finishing northeast 

room 
Lovett & Greene in account with 
William Russell in account with 
bill for materials bricks Joseph Barney 
hoe and spade handles William Barker 
improvements setting posts and trees etc. on lot 
Nicholas Brown 
Brown & Benson 
iron work Jacob Whitman 
locks and fastenings Nathan Angell 

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1787 4«9« 

1777 1134 

1774 093 

1790 5697 



1774 694 

1778 1616 16«« 

1778 1419 1784 3«63 

1774 718 

1774 «ft« 

1775 767 

1773 475 

1774 665 
1772 16063a 
1772 16066a 

1778 1430 

1772 16061 

1773 «64 

1773 »»* 

1774 678 
1778 1468 
1785 367» 

1774 683 

1772 473 

1774 684 
1774 686 

1781 S63» 

1774 686 

1775 761 

1774 71JI 

1776 960 
1776 9»3 

1775 816 

1788 4784 

1773 »«» 

1774 774 

1773 »79 

1774 7»6 

1785 3689 

1786 3746 

1778 1662 

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Market house bill for locks and fastenings 

Jacob Whitman against Silas Downer 
lumber William Corlis 
Caleb Greene 

John and Stephen Holden against Paul Allen 
Edward Thompson 
John Updike 
nails spikes etc. Samuel Davenport 
Philip Pain against Paul Allen 
E. White 
printing by-laws John Carter 

Bennett Wheeler 
ratline Brown & Power 1773 541 

scaffold stuff E. Hopkins against Caleb Greene 
scow use of Joseph Bucklin against Joseph Brown 
stage to land brick John Jenckes 
stone John Allen 
Pettj Brown 
James Field 
Samuel Hill 
Petty & Brown 
Joseph Potter 
scales weights and measures George Beverly 
Samuel Davenport 
Deblois <& Thompson 
Tillinghast & Holroyd 
Jacob Whitman 
Jacob Whitman 
Jacob Whitman 
order of Silas Downer clerk of the market on town 
treasurer in favor of Simon Devoll 
of Joseph Brown on William Russell in favor of 
William Seamans 
Amos Horton 
Stephen Hopkins and Joseph Brown on William 
Russell in favor of Mr. Hammond 
petition to town council to stop the selling of shoes in 

by a Massachusetts man 
receipt for building lot wall Joseph Andrews 

on account of bill against Zephaniah Andrews 
for filling up lot John Brown 

in full for building Jonathan Hammond and John 
Smith 
report of clerk of Silas Downer 
financial of Joseph Brown 
of managers 
vote of town meeting as to account for finishing north- 
east room in chambers ordered settled on principles of 
equity 

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1777 1285 

1788 4800 

1776 914 

1791 6610 

1783 «946 
1787 4294 

1784 3227 
1787 4480 

1774 701 
1787 4548 
1787 4153 
1774 681 
1773 555 
1773 595 
1773 603 
1773 491 

1773 *w 

1774 679 

1772 485 

1773 «»7 

1773 »»o 

1777 1334 

1783 2864 

1784 3184 
1777 1327 

1777 1333 

1778 1566 
1787 4327 

1778 1470 

1773 548 
1773 547 

1773 »3« 

1790 5737 
1773 474 

1773 486 

1774 622 

1777 1197 
1776 1098 

1774 716 

1775 817 



1789 5251 



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Market house vote of town meeting 

building wall and filling in space between bridge 1773 '^^ 

butchers subletting stalls 1789 6851 

by-law as to dogs in 1775 847 

committee of and wharf appointed 1785 3498 

committee to settle accounts of appointed 1777 11»» 

occupants of rooms in 1782 2740 

warrant to call town meeting as to appropriating for use 

of the French troops 1781 »407 

Market House Parade, see also Tax 

bill for work Zephaniah Andrews against town 1786 3755 

for improving and paving Brown & Benson against 

town 1786 3745 

for stone Amos Chaffee against town 1786 3787 

for paving stones George Corlis & Co. against 
Nicholas Brown 1786 3783 

Market Wharf bill for improving Brown & Benson 

against town 1786 3745 

Marriage certificate of William Hariden to Esther Bennet 1783 :S950 
Samson Indian to Abigail Petacome 1773 14652 

John Jencks to Rachel Lawrence 1731 14674 

Prince Luis to Abigail Frank 1724 14654 

Grindam Reynolds to Abigail Rhodes 1780 1911 

Anthony Sprague to Anna Thurston 1723 14653 

deposition of Joseph Jenckes and wife Esther as to mar- 
riage of Thomas Eustance to Priscilla Harding 1708 35 
Memorandtun as to accounts allowed by town council see 
Town Council Minutes 
as to bread corn, see Bread Corn Distribution 
as to notes, see Note 
as to poor, see Poor 
as to revolution, see Revolution 
as to small pox, see Small Pox 
as to taxes, see Tax 

of orders on town treasurer, see Town Treasurer 
of delivery of possession by turf and twig, see Turf and 

Twig 
of Thomas Beans account and contra credits by Henry 

Bo wen 1788 4861 

as to bounds of meadow land west side of Moshassuck 

river 1686 14628 

as to bounds of land 1760 14733 

as to Brown Paysons goods household furniture 1753 14721 

as to claims of Clark & Nightengale 1788 4748 

as to death of Mrs. Hannah Jenckes 1718 14643 

as to dues Benedict Tabor to Richard Browne 1756 14722 

as to settlement of execution vs, Ezekiel Olney 1787 4216 



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Memorandum 

as to farm produce sales of Richard Browne 1726 14659 

1726-7 14664 1750 14714 I 753 147*6 I 757 147»3 1767 14758 
as to gauges Sylvanus Martin 1784 14856-5 

miscellaneous 1782 2716 1783 14640 1784 3180 

miscellaneous by Henry Bowen 1787 14500 

miscellaneous by Richard Browne 1722 14651 1752 14718 

1756 14725 1757 14723 I 759 14730 
miscellaneous by Sylvanus Martin 1784 14858-1 14858-2 14858-3 

14858-4 14858-6 14858-7 14858-8 
ns to payments of cash Sylvanus Martin * 1784 14858-0 

as to receipts from Henry Bowen 1788 4044 

as to reckonings with divers persons Richard Browne 1753 14726 

as to returns of land 1752 14715 

as to security for rent Dorcas Perkins 1785 3731 

as to testimony as to Samuel Comstocks deed Richard 

Browne 1726-7 14664 

as to articles wanted at Providence Henry Bowen 1779 14270 

as to transactions with Daniel Whittaker Richard 

Browne 1745 14716 

as to the weather by Richard Browne 1727 14664 1750 147I8 

Memorial of Elisha Brown miller to town council as to 

grinding of corn 1779 1677 

Militia Men Delinquents of first company of train band 

lists of with warrants to collect fines 1775 786 787 788 780 

memorandum list of on different dates 1775 708 

of second company of train band warrants to collect 

fines of 1775 828 820 830 831 

Minutes of deed William Creed to town treasurer in 

trust 1783 2021 
Mortgage discbarge of Freelove Crawford administra- 
tor to Zachariah Field 1708-9 38 
Freelove Crawford to Zachariah Field 17 10-11 41 
Note bill for printing John Carter against town 1785 3322 1790 5770 
list of against town paid and taken up 1787 14580 
paid sundry persons hired to pay soldiers bounty by 

town treasurer 1780 2156 

of town treasurer taken up under note of Oct. 25 1790 5760 

four per cent state notes taken on January 13 and 

since by Henry Bowen 1789 15O8O 

private William Andrews to Henry Bowen 1785 14510 

James Arnold to John Tillinghast 1781 2472 

James Brown to John Field 1773 550 

Thomas Champlin to Henry Bowen 1780 14306 

Jonathan Clarke to Smith & Sabin 1773 ^^^^ 

Amos Kinnecutt to Samuel Butler 1771 436 

to Ephraim Bowen 1771 441 

William Ladd to Henry Bowen 1784 14441 



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Note 



Edward La^all to Heni^ Bowen 


1785 14503 


Sylvanus Martin to William Morris 


1783 14850 


Edward Pealy to Richard Waterman 


1695 80 


Gideon Smith to John Andrew 


1752 211 


to Jeffrey Henry 


1752 21a 


Hezekiah Sprague to Henry Bowen 


1785 14531 


Philo Phillips to James Philips 


1786 8786 


special form of payable in corded oak wood Rufus 




Thornton to Henry Bowen 


1787 4107 


payable in West India goods Henry Bowen to 




Daniel Gaboon 


1787 4200 


payable on demand in work on a vessel Oliver 




Luther to Henry Bowen 


1785 14510 


public simple note to Welcome Arnold 


1785 8577 


Nathan Angell 


1784 8150 


Jabez Bowen 1776 108I 


1780 2038 


John Brown 


1784 8285 


N. Brown G 


1780 2186 


Hezekiah Dayton G 


1780 2042 


John Demount H 


1780 2065 


Josiah Gifford H 


1780 2051 


Levi Hall H 


1781 2810 


Lewis Peck 


1777 1846 


William Rhodes 


1777 1136 


Stcrry and Murray S 


1780 2086 


Robert Taylor G 


1780 2028 


William Wheaton H 


1780 2087 


Aaron Wright H 


1780 2040 


under resolutions the dates of which are not given 




Zephaniah Andrews S 


1790 5824 


Welcome Arnold S 


1790 5686 


Nicholas Branch S 


1790 5821 


Charies Holdin 


1790 5744 


Man and Lowe 


1790 5064 


John Mumford S 


1790 5082 


Daniel Tefft S 


1790 5062 


for account taken up under resolution of Oct. 18 




1786 to Zephaniah Andrews S 


1790 5828 


Samuel Black S 


1790 5811 


Nicholas Branch S 1787 4960 4S96 4590 


Elisha Brown S 


1787 4862 


Isaac Brown S 


1790 5887 


Henry Bowen S 1787 4550 1788 4708 1789 5185 5185 


John Carter S 


1790 5788 


Dr. John Chace S 


1790 5057 


Silas Covel S 


1790 5701 


Samuel Davenport S 


1789 5132 



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for account taken up under resolution of Oct. 


18, 1786 




Richard Fenner S 




1790 5913 


Amasa Gray S 




1790 5956 


Dr. Joseph Hewes S 




1790 5822 


David Howell S 


1788 4645 


1790 5853 


Thomas Jones S 




1787 456« 


Joseph Lawrence S 


1788 


4782 4783 


Joshua Lindley S 




1790 5895 


Philip Martin S 




1790 5880 


Sylvanus Martin S 


1790 5854 


5857 5858 


Aaron Mason S 




1790 5860 


Robert Newell S 


1790 


5886 5801 


Reuben Potter S 




1790 5866 


Stephen Randall S 




1790 5794 


Squire Thurber S 




1790 5800 


Nathan Waterman S 1787 


4336 4807 


1788 5049 


Nathaniel Wheaton S 




1789 5«ia 


William and James Wheaton S 




1788 4860 


Bennett Wheeler S 




1790 5899 


John Whipple S 




1787 4424 


Andrew Williams S 




1787 4329 


for account ringing bell Nicholas Branch S 




1788 4973 


1789 5186 






Joseph and William Russell S 




1787 4509 


for account repairs Great bridge Clarke & 


Nighten- 




galeS 




1788 4862 


for money borrowed to buy corn, see also Bread 




Corn Distribution 






authority to issue and form of 




1779 1«04 


Amos Allen 




1779 17«« 


Paul Allen 




1779 1647 


Philip Allen 




1779 1705 


Zephaniah Andrews 


1779 


1758 1759 


James Angell 




1779 1««7 


Christopher Arnold 




1779 1754 


Joseph Arnold 




1779 1766 


Welcome Arnold 




1779 1749 


Elijah Bacon 




1779 1643 


William Barton 




1779 1727 


John Brown 




1779 17JMI 


Moses Brown 


1779 17»1 


1722 1779 


Nicholas Brown 




1779 1700 


Zephaniah Brown 




1779 1715 


Ephraim Bowen 




1779 1771 


Jabez Bowen 




1779 i«»« 


James Burril 




1779 1746 


Samuel Butler 




1779 1741 


John Carter 




1779 1«8S 



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Note for monej borrowed to buy corn 
Samuel Chace 
Joseph Clarke 
Samuel Clarke 
Clarke & Nightengale 
Billings Coggeshall 
Benjamin Cozzens 
John Davis 
Solomon Drown 
Zachariah Eddy 
James Field 
John Foster 
Theodore Foster 
Benjamin Gladding 
Jotham Ham 
Levi Ham 
Samuel Hamblin 
Hawkins and Bitts 
James Hill 
Joseph Hoyle 
Jeremiah Jenckes 
John Jenckes 
Sylvan us Jenckes 
Reuben Johnston 
Charles Keen 
John Larcher 
David Lawrence 
Joseph Lawrence 
Richard Marden 
Aaron Mason 
John Mumford 
Robert Newell 
Ambrose Page 
Israel Pearce 
Oliver Pearce of Benoni 
Mrs. Jerusha Pease 
Lewis Peck 
Mrs. Philip Peckham 
Sanders Pitman 
Phineas and Joseph Potter 
William Rhodes 
Thomas Roan 
Mrs. Elizabeth Ross 
Joseph and William Russell 
Thomas Rutinbar 
Thomas Sabin 
Timothy Sabin 
Martin Seamans 



1779 1745 
1779 1770 
1779 16M 
1779 1707 
1779 1756 
1779 1689 
1779 1613 
1779 16S6 
1779 16»6 
1779 1630 
1779 161» 
1779 1«37 
1779 1748 
1779 1755 
1779 1610 
1779 1615 
1779 1617 
1779 1634 
1779 17JI8 
1779 1610 
1779 1757 
1779 1650 
1779 1631 
1779 1763 
1779 17ia 
1779 1635 
1779 1644 
1779 1780 
1779 1^1 
1779 I'l® 
1779 1704 
1779 1704 
1779 1614 
1779 1788 
1779 1730 
1779 1760 
1779 1716 
1779 1761 
1779 16S5 
1779 1645 
1779 1740 
1779 1627 
1779 17»0 
1779 1753 
1779 1717 
1779 176« 
1779 1765 



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te for money borrowed to buy corn 




Timothy Sheldon Jr 


1779 1W« 


Levi Sisson 


1779 1694 


Daniel Snow 


1779 1713 


Daniel Spencer 


1779 163» 


Mrs. Barbara Stanton 


1779 16»8 


Robert Stevens Jr 


1779 1618 


Archibald Stewart 


1779 1731 


Daniel Stilwell 


1779 1638 


William Thurber 


1779 1619 


Tillinghast and Holroyd 


1779 1640 


Mrs. Mary Tripe 


1779 1714 


William Tyler 


1779 1737 


Henry Weeden 


1779 173» 


William Webb 


1779 1791 


Jacob Whitman 


1779 1781 


Abraham Whipple 


1779 17" 


John Whipple 


1779 173« 


Aaron Wright 


1779 175» 


for corn payable out of next tax see also Bread Corn 




Distribution 




John Brown C 


1781 2383 


Hezekiah Dayton 


1781 «S71 


John Field C 


1781 «380 


Thomas Sabin 


1781 «374 


John Updike 


I 78 I «37a 


Nathan Waterman C 


I 781 »384 


for execution against town for taxes (apparently) for 




money to pay Clarke and Nightengale 


1788 4854 


for highway account repairs taken up under act of 




Oct. i8 1786 Stephen Randall S 


1790 6793 


Jeremiah Sayles S 


1790 5790 


repairs at Cat swamp for money advanced for 




Moses Brown 


1782 28«4 


paving Back street Moses Brown 


1784 3083 


Meeting street John Brown 


1784 3194 


Moses Brown 


1786 3738 


around the market Low & Man S 


1787 4346 


New lane Moses Brown 


1785 3308 


generally resolution of June 2 1784 Welcome 




Arnold S 


1784 3»00 


John Brown S 


1784 3606 


Clarke and Nightengale S 


1784 3181 


George Corlis S 


1784 317a 


Thomas Jenkins S 


1784 3«»9 


William Morris S 


1784 3182 


Thomas Sabin S 


1784 3«7« 



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Note for paving 

resolution of Aug. 30 1785 Moses 
Brown S 1790 ff004 

Man and Lowe S 1790 5963 

Baptist meeting house lane resolution 
authorizing 1785 3547 

Moses Brown S 1785 3553 3554 3555 3556 3557 

3558 3559 3560 3561 3569 3563 3564 3565 3566 

3567 3568 3569 3570 3571 430S 58S7 5898 5840 

1786 3279 3739 3740 3741 4399 4400 

resolution of town authorizing 1784 3993 

of town council as to payments 1785 3465 

to Zachariah Allen S 1785 3989 3983 3984 3985 
8986 3587 3596 3610 3611 3619 3613 3614 3617 
3618 3637 4617 4618 4619 4690 4691 4695 4679 
4673 4674 4675 4676 4677 4678 4679 5414 

to Daniel and Stephen Brayton S 1785 3358 3359 
3360 3361 3369 3363 3364 8365 8366 3367 3368 
3369 3636 4410 

to Benjamin Comstock S 1785 3350 3359 3354 5777 
5856 5886 5930 

to Levi Hall S 1785 3349 8351 3605 3606 4339 
4347 5489 5917 5918 5919 5990 5999 5993 

to Michael and Joel Metcalf S 1785 3336 3337 33;^ 
3339 3597 3598 3600 3615 8616 3635 3675 3676 
3677 3678 3679 4338 4340 4349 4591 4599 4593 
4594 4591 4599 4593 4594 5758 5800 5801 5809 
5803 5805 5999 5938 5939 

to Samuel Nightengale S 1785 3335 

to Samuel Nightengale Jr 1785 3330 3331 3339 
8833 3334 3603 3604 3619 5799 5804 5806 5807 
5806 5809 5885 

to John Smith S 1785 3989 3990 3991 3999 3993 
3994 3995 3996 3997 3998 3999 3300 3301 3309 
3594 3595 3601 3609 3607 3608 4737 4738 4741 
4749 4743 5895 

to Nehemiah Sweet S 1785 4538 

to William and James Wheaton S 1785 4341 

to Joseph and John Whipple S 1785 3371 3379 3373 
8374 8375 3376 3377 3378 3379 3380 3381 3389 
3383 3384 3385 3386 3387 3388 3389 8390 3391 
3399 3393 3394 3395 3396 3397 3398 3399 3400 
3401 3409 3403 3404 3405 3406 3407 3408 3409 
3410 3411 3419 3413 3414 3415 3416 3417 3418 
8690 3691 8699 3693 3694 3695 3696 3697 3698 
3699 3630 3631 3639 3633 3634 

to Samuel Young S 1785 3353 3599 3609 3700 4739 
4740 4744 4745 5796 5899 5830 

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memorandum received of J. Beverly ^ 1781 Mil 1785 8538 

of Brown and Bensons 1785 368ii 

of Moses Browns 1785 8680 

John Jenckes securities 1785 8681 

paving of Michael and Joel Metcalf 1787 4596 

as to paving 1788 4868 

for orders against town taken up by resolution of 

Oct. 18 1786 David Brown S 1787 4493 

Henry Bowen S 1787 4155 4»7a 

Ephraim Carpenter S 1790 5798 

Holroyd & Tillinghast S 1787 4517 

John Sheldon S 1787 4431 

John Walker S 1789 5077 

by resolution no date given Dr. John Chace S 1790 5955 

for poor by virtue of resolution of Oct. 18 1786 (see 

4030) 

for orders of overseer taken up William Brownell 1790 5447 
Marcy Dailey S 1790 5787 
Thomas Field S 1790 5994 
Thomas Jones S 1787 4886 4381 
Nathan Merrill S 1790 5481 
Holliman Potter S 1790 5959 
Mrs. Olive Tracy S 1790 5945 
John Walker S 1790 5390 5935 
for relief of poor Thomas L. Halsey S 1788 4838 
for supplies for poor Lewis Peck S 1789 5098 
by virtue of resolution of Jany 11 1787 for sup- 
plies Esek Aldrich S 1788 4783 
David Anthony S 1787 4804 
Welcome Arnold S 1788 4868 4701 4697 4609 
Benjamin Bourn S 1788 4798 
Smith Brown S 1787 4303 
James Burrill S 1787 4430 
Samuel Butler S 1788 4606 
Clarke and Nightengale S 1788 4864 
John Dorrance S 1787 4439 
William Earle S 1787 4338 
Nicholas Easton S 1787 4396 
Esek Eddy S 1787 4898 
Mr. Fitton S. 1787 4373 
Amasa Gray S 1787 4309 
Caleb Greene S 1787 4600 
Hacker and Peck S 1787 4398 
James Hammon S 1787 4395 
Henry Hoffman S 1787 4384 
John Holden S 1787 4300 
Daniel Jackson S 1787 4304 
Nathaniel Jacobs S 1787 4319 



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Note for poor by virtue of resolution of Jan. ii 


. 1787 




Gershom Jones S 




1790 5551 


Charles and John Lippitt S 




1787 4544 


David Martin S 




1790 5847 


Sylvanus Martin S 




1787 450S 


Aaron Mason S 




1790 5861 


John Mason S 




1787 4435 


Philip Pain S 




1787 4481 


Benoni Pearce S 




1787 4305 


Sanders Pitman S 




1788 4616 


Barzillai Richmond & Son S 




1787 4334 


Samuel Sampson S 




1788 4609 


William A. Sessions S 




1787 4449 


Archibald Stewart S 




1787 4491 


Benjamin Talbot S 




1787 4893 


Peter Tajlor S 




1787 4471 


Robert Taylor S 




1787 4894 


Edward Thurber S 




1787 4999 


Gideon Young and Son S 




1787 4498 


Samuel Young 




1787 4379 


by virtue of resolutions where the object for 




which the notes were issued does not appear 




under a resolution the date of 


which is not 




given John P. and William Jones 


S 


1787 4401 


John Walker G 




1781 2509 


by virtue of resolution of Dec. 


15 1780 Paul 




Allen G 




1781 8340 


Paul Allen H 




I 781 8470 


Zephaniah Andrews H 




1781 8344 


Moses Brown G 




1781 8588 


Moses Brown H 




1781 8588 


Joseph Martin G 




1781 8359 


Abednego Potter H 




1781 8389 


James Snow G 




1781 8336 


Nathan Waterman G 




1781 8361 


by virtue of resolution of Jany 26 


1781 Zepha- 




niah Andrews S 




1781 8366 


Amos Atwell S 




1781 8346 


Jabez Bowen C 




1781 8348 


Joseph Brown C 




I 78 I 8476 


Nicholas Brown C 


1781 


8343 8376 


Charles Keen H 




1781 8390 


Charles Keen C 




1781 8403 


by virtue of resolution of March 3 


1 781 payable 




out of next tax Thomas Jones C 




1781 8381 


by virtue of resolution of April 17 


1781 payable 




out of next tax Paul Allen H 




1781 8417 


Zephaniah Andrews H 




1781 8488 



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Note for poor by virtue of resolution of April 17, 1781 

Joseph Brown H 1781 «475 

Nicholas Brown H 1781 2490 

Nicholas Power H 1781 2418 
hy virtue of resolution of June 4 1788 payable 

out of tax now making Amos Atwell S 1788 4904 
hy virtue of resolution of Oct. 25 1790 vote of 

town authorizing 1790 6750 6763 

list of notes taken up under 1790 6760 

Samuel Black S 1790 6817 

Jesse Cooke S 1790 6891 

Joseph Comstock S 1790 6928 

Marcy Dailey S 1790 6902 

Benjamin Dyer S 1790 6844 

John Gonsolve S 1790 6816 

Jonathan Greene S 1790 6816 

Walker Harding S 1790 6667 

Dr. Joseph Hewes S 1790 6839 

Nicholas Hoppin S 1790 6977 

Robert Newell S 1790 6888 

Stephen Randall S 1790 6869 

Jacob Whitman Jr S 1790 6903 
for revolutionary expenses to purchase beef for the 

town quota of army supplies Dr. Jonathan Arnold S 1781 2399 
to pay 100 silver dollars for 6000 continental ones 
received for enlisting men by the committee 

Welcome Arnold S 1780 2164 

to furnish beef for the army Jabez Bowen H 1781 2362 
for money advanced to pay soldiers wages for a 
tour of duty at Rhode Island in September 

Nicholas Brown S 1781 2642 
for indemnity for money Brown and Power as a 
committee had borrowed from George Corlis 
on personal security to enable the town to 

raise quota Nicholas Brown G 1780 2033 

Nicholas Power G 1780 2033 

note of Brown and Power to George Corlis 1780 2284 
for blankets for towns quota payable out of the first 

state tax William Viall H 1781 2466 
for repairs of brick schoolhouse under resolution of 

Oct. 18 1786 Walter Harding S 1790 6968 

for small pox hospital building Brown and Benson S 1787 4611 
Joshua Lindley S 1787 4372 4626 4627 

for treasury supplies Zephaniah Andrews G 1780 2219 

Nathan Angell G 1780 2026 

Welcome Arnold H 1781 2402 

Welcome Arnold H 1780 2177 



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Note for treasury suf plies 



Amos Atwell G 


1780 «»8» 


John Beverly G • 


1780 2094 


Ephraim Bowen H 


1781 S448 


Jabez Bowen G 


1780 JMWy 


John James Clarke G 


1780 »0S7 


John Demount G 


1780 wn 


Jabez Bowen G 


1780 «034 


John James Clarke G 


1780 »034 


John Demount G 


1780 M>34 


Ichabod Brown H 


17S0 W)»9 


Brown and Frances S 


1789 5203 


Samuel Butler G 


1780 2035 


Samuel Chace G 


1780 8162 


Clarke and Nightengale S 


1789 5254 


Arthur Fenner G 


1780 2048 


Josiah Gifford G 


1780 2024 


Joseph Martin G 


1780 2080 


Joseph and William Russell H 


1780 2005 


Thomas Sabin G 


1780 2028 


Edward Spalding G 


1780 2026 


Archibald Stewart G 


1781 2816 


Daniel Stillwell G 


1780 2201 


Thurston and Jenkins 


1780 2163 


of Nicholas Brown to Anthony Kinnicut G 1780 »08« a084 


to be paid out of the next town tax Welcome 




Arnold S 


1781 2444 


Welcome Arnold C 


1781 2885 


Amos Atwell S 


1781 2445 


Arthur Fenner G 


1781 2480 


John Fitton C 


1781 2877 


Powers and Rogers S 


1781 2506 


William Wheaton G 


1781 2505 


to be paid out of tax now making John 




Brown S 


1781 2488 


Nicholas Brown S 


1781 2450 


to be paid out of tax now assessed Zepha- 




niah Andrews S 


1782 2641 


to be paid out of tax now ordered Benjamin 




and Joseph Corns tock S 


1781 2469 


Jabez Bowen 


1781 2449 


Nicholas Brown 


1781 2447 


to be paid when money enough in treasury 




Ebenezer Thompson 


1776 1102 


to town treasurer Asa Franklin 


1772 468 


on account of small pox Jonathan Brownell 


1777 1«31 


Vespatian Miller 


1778 1455 


Notice from Martha Crondon to Richard Brown not to 




harbor Csesar 


1754 14725 


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Notice 

of warning that ordinance against retailing goo'ds with- 
out license will be enforced 
to tavern keepers from town council 
Notification to town council John Adje as to woman from 
East Greenwich 
Barnard Eddy as to John Ingraham and wife from Bristol 
Theodore Foster as to Augustus Peck and family 
Timothy Fuller as to sundry persons 
James Hill as to James Morrel 
Richard Lewis as to Ann Tyler from Cranston 
Noah Smith as to Ane Moltman of Boston 
Edward Spalding as to Anna Coffin from Newport 
William Tyler as to John Harris from Boston 
Ephraim Bowen as to John Morrow a negro man who 
came with the French army and ** hath a mind to 
marry my negro woman " 
Obituary John Aplin 

Godfrey Malbone 
Old Tenor value of in lawful money 

in taxes 
Order as to payment for ringing bell, see Bell 
as to bridges, see Bridge 

as to bread corn, see Bread Corn Distribution 
as to disorderly woman, see Disorderly Woman 
as to subscription to college, see College 
as to highway matters, see High-way 
on James Arnold paymaster, see Revolution 
as to market house, see Market House 
as to paper money issues, see Paper Money Bank 
for support of poor, see Poor 
for support of poor of Newport, see Revolution 
as to revolution, see Revolution 
as to distribution of salt, see Salt 
as to school houses, see School and School Houses 
as to small pox, see Small Pox 
as to taxation, see Tasees 
as to town treasurer, see Town Treasurer 
as to vagrants, see Vagrancy Proceedings 
as to work house estate, see Work House Estate 
made in council of war as to conduct of inhabitants of 

town 
on private persons John Thurber on James Angell in 
i^vor of bearer 

R. Murray on Mr. Anthony in favor of Joe 
James Arnold to be charged to meeting house, see 
Baptist Meeting House 
by Aldolph et Lion favor Mons Dc Luce i bale 
osnabergs 

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1778 1507 
1778 1588 

1774 6S4 

1775 849 

1775 85» 
1775 81« 

1775 7*» 
1774 050 

1774 717 
1778 1450 

1775 ''«« 



1783 2863 

1772 14758 

1772 14750 

1768 4IK5 

1768 408 



1777 1168 

1789 5126 
1786 4003 



1782 »617 



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Order on James Arnold 

by Amos Allen favor of bearer 1767 407 1773 575 577 58« 

584 589 001 1774 618 OSS 635 04O 640 080 1775 770 808 
815 8«1 1777 1131 1188 1778 1410 

of Elias Calnder 1775 800 
of Mr. Potter 1773 590 
Zephaniah Andrews favor of bearer 1773 583 
John Antin 1773 550 1776 587 
John Anthony favor of Michael Anthony 1780 2295 
Benjamin Aplin favor of Britton Salsterion 1788 4937 
John Aplin favor of bearer 1774 099 704 
Joseph Arnold favor of bearer 1773 *13 ^'^ '774 ®** ^* 
1775 839 
of Miss Downer 1773 580 
of William Green 1774 007 
of Tom Hawes 1774 07l 
of William Hines 1774 005 
of Sam Mitchell 1774 023 
of William White 1773 588 
Isaac Backus favor of bearer 1784 8239 
Solomon Bradford favor of bearer 1773 539 
Robert Briggs favor of bearer 1773 500 
Cudge Brown favor of Alis White 1788 4942 
Joseph Brown favor of Samuel Westcoat 1774 705 
177s 853 
of Nathaniel Wheaton 1775 830 
Nicholas Brown favor of Benjamin Man 1776 881 
Rebecca Brown favor of bearer 1773 522 
Richard Bullock favor of John Field 1790 5052 
John Chace favor of bearer 1783 2802 
Hezekiah Cooke favor of bearer 1785 3407 
of Nicholas Cooke 1785 3728 
William Compton favor of Josiah Gifford 1773 534 
Samuel Coy favor of bearer 1774 ^"^ ^'^l ^^ ^^ ^^3 070 
Coy & Waterman favor of Christopher Shel- 
don 1773 591 
William Cozzens favor of bearer 1775 753 
Christopher Crapon favor of Joseph Peck 1781 2598 
of Thomas Ben net 1784 8251 
Eliphaz Day favor of bearer 1775 759 
Stephen Dexter favor of Christmas the truckman 1789 5101 
A. Fenner Jr favor of Collewillo 1783 2940 
Asa Franklin favor of bearer 1788 4900 
Josiah GifFord favor of bearer 1775 867 
Hudson J. Goodwin favor of Gabriel Allen 1788 5028 
Jonathan Hammon favor of bearer 1779 1007 



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Order on James Arnold 

by Stephen Harris favor of Rose Young 1787 4261 

S. Hartshorn favor of *• this man" 1773 *^ 

Edward Hawkins favor of bearer 1773 493 

of James Dyre 1773 515 531 

Hope Hawkins favor of bearer 1784 8187 3228 

of Susanna.Gavit 1783 2025 

of Samuel Hollowell 1784 8171 

of Jemima Hubbard 17832924 

of Elizabeth Morgan 1785 8732 

of Israel Pearce 1785 8445 

of Obadiah Robertson 1783 2929 

of Stephen Simons 1784 8091 

Samuel Hill favor of Anthony Perry 1773 586 

Jemima Hubbard favor of bearer 1774 090 002 702 

Robert Hudson favor of bearer 1785 14588 1787 4308 

Thomas P. Ives favor of Joseph Davenport 1788 4009 

Richard Jackson favor of William Earle 1775 756 

Wilson Jacobs favor of bearer 1773 551 580 581 

Amos Lawrence favor of William Compton 1780 2294 

David Lopez favor of John Saber 1778 1545 

Aaron Man favor of bearer 1775 782 

James Manning favor of John Alexander 1784 3071 

B. Olivieux favor of bearer 1780 2200 1 781 2364 

Hezekiah Olney favor of bearer 1786 4047 

Nathaniel Packard favor of Peter Norton 1775 862 

Power and Tillinghast favor of William Whip- 
ple 
Bulkely Prescott favor of bearer 

of Phineas Brown 
Elihu Robinson favor of Richard Seaver 
of John Duncan 
of Major Flagg 
of John Gonsolve 
of John Griffis 
of Benjamin Hoppin 
of Joshua Sayer 
Aaron Seamans favor of bearer 

Martin Seamans favor of 

of Mrs. Mason 



of Jonathan Peckham 
William Seamans favor of Nehemiah Cole 

of Mrs. Rebecca Lippitt 

of Abel Martin 

of Seth Phillips 

of Anne Power 

of John Rogers 
Earle J. Sheldon favor of bearer 

[84] 



1780 8660 

1773 "» 

1773 518 
1778 1872 
1778 1877 
1778 1304 
1778 1300 
1778 1370 
1778 1868 
1778 1393 
1787 4214 

1773 ^'i 
1773 549 

1773 545 

1774 644 

1774 «»s 

1774 664 

1773 «w 

1774 OM 
1787 4215 
1787 4110 



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Order on James Arnold 

by Christopher Smith favor of bearer 
D. Smith favor of Thomas Wright 
John Smith favor of Martin Seamans 

of bearer 
John Smith Jr favor of bearer 
John Smith 3d favor of bearer 
Joseph Smith favor of bearer 
Samuel Snow favor of bearer 
Matthew Sweet favor of bearer 
David Tefft favor of bearer 
Daniel Tillinghast favor of John Burroughs 
John Walker favor of Elizabeth French 

of Ljdia Walk 
Amos Warner favor of bearer 
Amos Weeks favor of bearer 
Christopher Whipple favor of bearer 
Benjamin Whipple favor of Mary Whipple 
John Whipple favor of bearer 
of bearer 

of Ephraim Whipple 
of George Walding 
Gideon Young favor of P. M. Tillinghast 
of Richard OIney on friend Arnold 
Joseph Park on Mr. Arnol to bearer 
Philip Sweet on Squire Arnold to bearer 
John Walker on Mr. Arnold to bearer 
Justice Brown Stephen Carpenter in favor of bearer 
on Richard Brown Nathaniel Eddy in favor of Val- 
entine Whitman 1742-3 14e90 
William Earle and Co. Amos Briant in favor of Den- 
nis O. Briant 
Mrs. Lawrence A. Fenner in favor of Henry Bowen 
Sylvanus Martin John FitzGerald in favor of West 

& Tillinghast 
town clerk John Dexter in favor of bearer 
Doctor Wells James Brown in favor of Mr. Kinne 
Bulkelay Prescott in favor of Mrs. Crow- 



1775 801 

1775 8«» 

1778 1436 

1773 «»3 

1774 0'» 

1774 680 

1773 489 
1778 1557 

1775 «37 
1782 2734 

1775 802 

1784 3261 

1785 3457 
1788 4642 4726 

1774 670 677 
1772 450 

1782 2701 

1783 2932 
1783 3019 
1783 3003 

1783 2834 

1774 648 
1774 722 
1774 737 

1786 4062 

1784 3210 
1765 14747 



X77S "^w 

1789 5228 

1783 14841 

1773 »78 
1775 814 



ford 



1772 516 
1790 14507 



George Sigden in favor of bearer 
Paper Money Bank bond of Daniel Abbott to Jeremiah 
Brown to keep certain land on the neck free from any 
incumbrance of the colony bank 1722 14649 

of 1729 bond of Jeremiah Brown to trustees to repay 

issue 1729 14668 14669 

of 1733 bond of Joseph Brown to general treasurer to 
secure issue 1733 14686 



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1733 !*«'» 



Paper Money Bank of 1733 

bond of Samuel Kiliton to Trustees for colony to 

repay issue 
mortgage by Joseph Brown to trustees to secure 

issue 1733-4 1*701 

discharge of same 1746 14701 

mortgage by William Brown to trustees to secure 

issue 1734 14761 

discharge of same 1773 14761 

of 1738-9 bonds of Richard Brown to general treasurer 

to secure issue 1738-9 14683 14684 

of 1744 bonds of Richard Brown to general treasurer 
to secure issue 
bonds of Richard Brown to trustees to secure issue 
mortgage to trustees to secure issue by Ephraim 
Carpenter 
of 1786 act of general assembly authorizing 

report of committee to general assembly 
certified copy of act as to trustees fees 
certified copy of act as to duties of trustees 
bill of Bennett Wheeler against town for printing 
proceedings of town on the test law 
of town clerk against trustees for recording 
mortgages 
bond of trustees of to general treasurer 

taking up same 
bills of sale of rights to take out money in, see 

Transfers of Rights under this title 
certificate by town clerk of North Providence as to 
deed from Esek Hopkins to trustees 

by town clerk of Providence as to real estate of 
persons entitled to take out money in 
Benjamin Allen 
Joseph Allen 
Paul Allen 
Thomas Angell 
Alfred Arnold 
Christopher Arnold 
Christopher Arnold et al 
Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold 
James Arnold 
Jonathan Arnold et ah 
Joseph Arnold 
Nehemiah Arnold 
Owen Arnold 
Welcome Arnold */ als 
William Ashton et als 
Nehemiah Arnold 



1744 14720 
1744 14607 

1744 14004 

1786 14567 

1786 391S 

1786 3911 

1786 4108 

1788 4707 

1787 4176 

1786 3825 

1787 4177 



1786 4039 



1786 3831 
1786 3948 
1786 3952 4071 4128 
1786 3860 
1786 3931 
1786 3922 
1786 3897 
1786 4042 
1786 3921 
1786 4O70 
1786 4048 
1786 4130 3833 
1786 3909 
1786 4070 

1786 4037 

1787 4130 



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^er Money Bank of 1786 certificate as to real estate of 




Amos Atweii 


1786 3993 


Ebenezer Averil 


1786 3866 


Henry Bacon 


1786 3848 


Thomas Ben net 


1786 3946 


Samuel Black 


1786 3938 


Jonathan Bourne 


1786 3958 


Benjamin Bo wen 


(1787) 41S9 


Ephraim Bowen et als 


1786 3943 


Esek Bowen et ah 


1786 3871 


Joseph Bowen 


1786 4050 


William Bowen 


1786 4084 


Elisha Brown 


1786 3995 


Ichabod Brown 


1786 3989 


Peleg Brown 


1786 3874 


Phineas Brown 


1786 3964 


Richard Brown 


1786 3894 


Smith Brown 


1786 4045 


Zephaniah Brown 


1786 3865 


William Brownell 


1786 3847 4094 


Daniel Bucklin 


1786 3886 


Levi Bun- 


1786 4034 


Samuel Butler et als 


1786 3900 


John Carpenter 


1786 3901 


Oliver Carpenter 


1786 39M 


John Carter 


1786 39«7 


Amos Chace 


1786 3839 


John James Clarke et al 


1786 4098 


John Clifford 


1786 3843 


Hugh Cole 


1786 3891 


William Compton et als 


1786 3994 


Joseph Convers 


1786 3869 


Daniel Cooke et als 


1786 3985 


Benjamin Cozzens 


1786 3905 


Benjamin Cozzens Jr 


1786 3893 


Gideon Crawford Sr 


1786 3898 


Stephen Dexter 


1786 3915 


Jonathan Donneson 


1786 3904 


Nathaniel Dummer 


1786 3965 


Esek Eddy 


1786 3968 


Jeremiah Eddy 


1786 3846 


Joseph Eddy 


1786 3837 


Arthur Fenner et al 


1786 4040 


Richard Fenner Jr 


1786 3963 


Fenner and White 


1786 4099 


Daniel Field 


1786 3991 


James Field 


1786 3881 


Lemuel Field 


1786 4065 



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^er Money Bank of 1786 certificate as to real estate of 




Peregrine Foster i 


786 3fM» 


Asa Franklin i 


786 3839 


William Givens eial i 


786 3903 


John Greatreaks i 


786 3909 


Jonathan Greene i 


786 4049 


Joshua Hacker 1 


786 3877 


Eleazer Harding 1 


786 3906 


Stephen HarUhorn 1 


786 384» 


Edward Hawkins i 


786 3854 


Recompense Healy 1 


786 4039 


Benjamin Hill i 


786 3953 


Samuel Hill and wife 1 


7863900 


Charles Holden i 


786 3844 


John Hopkins ei al i 


786 4031 


Philip Horsewell i 


786 3889 


Richard Hoyle i 


786 3858 


Simon Ingraham i 


786 3987 


Nathaniel Jacobs i 


786 3977 


William Jacobs i 


786 3983 


John Keene i 


786 3845 


Jonathan Knowles 1 


786 3955 


Joshua Lindlej i 


786 4007 


Pardon Mason 1 


786 3867 


Philip MarUn i 


786 4051 


Ralph Merry i 


786 3990 


Josiah Miller i 


786 3850 


John Nichols 1 


786 3928 


Christopher Olney. i 


786 3923 


George Olney i 


786 3907 


Jonathan Olney i 


786 8925 


Nehemiah Olney i 


786 3856 


John Ormsbee i 


786 3853 


Nathaniel Packard i 


786 3870 


Benoni Pearce i 


786 3936 


Daniel Pearce et als 1 


786 4041 


Aaron Peck i 


786 3975 


Eleazer Peck x 


786 3841 


Peter Penno 1 


786 3883 


Thomas Perry i 


786 8919 


Daniel Pettey i 


786 3972 


James Pettey x 


786 4009 


John Pettey i 


786 3973 


Jeremiah Potter i 


786 3876 


Joseph Potter i 


786 3942 


Phineas Potter i 


786 3941 


Reuben Potter 1786 3 


855 4057 


Samuel Proud i 


786 8940 



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Paper Money Bank of 1786 certificate as to real estate of 




Benjamin Randall 


1786 a9«o 


William Randall 


1786 4027 


Grindal Reynolds 


1786 8878 


William Rhodes 


[786 3964 


Henry Rice 


[786 8996 


Barzelai Richmond 


[786 8985 


Thomas Rone 


[786 4007 


James Sabin 


1786 8899 


Thomas Sabin 


1786 8908 


Charles Sampson et als 


1786 8889 


James Seamans i 


786 8899 


Solomon Searle 


[786 8888 


Christopher Sheldon 


1786 4088 


John T. Sheldon et als 


1786 4086 


John Smith 


[786 4014 


Simeon Smith i 


1786 8947 


Turpin Smith 


[786 8999 


Daniel Snow 1 


[786 8888 


James Snow Sr 1 


786 8863 


James Snow Jr 


[786 8869 


Joseph Snow Jr 


[786 4059 


Joseph Snow 3d 


[786 8887 


Jonathan Sotan ] 


[786 8857 


Robert Sterry 


[786 3914 


Rufus Stone 1 


786 8970 


Nehemiah Sweet 1 


[786 4056 


Benjamin Talbot 1 


[786 8849 


Benjamin Tallman ] 


[786 4059 


Benjamin Taylor et al 


1786 8895 


Peter Taylor 


1786 4000 


Robert Taylor et als 


1786 4018 


David Tefft 


1786 8879 


Simeon Thayer 


[786 4054 


Amos Throop 1 


[786 8959 


Edward Thurber \ 


786 8909 


William Thurber 1786 i 


1044 4046 


Othniel Tripp et al \ 


1786 8897 


Ann Tyler 


[786 8896 


William Tyler 1786 3 


1880 8996 


William Tyler and wife 


[786 896'J 


John 0. Waterman 1786 J 


1861 8879 


Samuel Westcott i 


[786 8898 


Nathaniel Wheaton i 


[786 4019 


William Wheaton 1 


786 8951 


John Whipple 


1786 8980 


John Wilkenson 


1786 3910 


Andrew Williams 1786 : 


S889 8971 



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Paper Money Bank of 1786 certificate as to real estate of 
Benoni Williams 
Thomas Williams 
Mrs. Marcy Young 
Samuel Young 
by town clerks of other towns Cranston William 
Waterman Jr 
Foster John Dorrance of Providence 
North Providence Job Smith 
Scituate Benjamin Hill 
Smithfield Samuel Aldrich 5th 
hy city clerk of Newport as to real estate of 
Joseph Wanton Jr since the evacuation by the 
British forces 
of sale of rights to take out money in, see trans- 
fer of right under this title 
by trustee that no money was loaned on certifi- 
cate of transfer given by Theodore Foster to 
Benjamin Turpin 
by John Westcott of receipt of a mortgage deed 
from Benjamin Hill to state of Rhode Island 
taken by trustees for the town of Providence 
letter from Thomas Freebody as to powers of trus- 
tees 
from Thomas Rumreill to town trustees as to 
towns proportion of issue 
mortgage by Christopher Olney to keeper of grand 

committees office to secure issue 
notice to freeholders to apply for their money 
orders on trustees conveying rights to take out 

money in, see transfers of rights under this title 
receipt by general treasurer from trustees for bonds 
and money not loaned 
by keeper of grand committees office from trus- 
tees for mortgages and bonds for money 
issued 
request to call town meeting to ** collect sense ** of 

town as to paper money legislation 
resolution of town meeting as to value of issue of 
transfer of right to take out money in form of bill 
of sale to Thomas Angell by Nehemiah Olney 
Thomas Angell by Reuben Potter 
Amos Atwell by Aaron Peck 
Benjamin Bourne by Daniel Cooke et ah 
Ephraim Bowen Jr by Ephraim Bowen et als 
Peleg Brown by Jeremiah Potter 
Daniel Hawkins by Eleazer Peck 
Edward Hawkins by Jonathan Sotan 

[90] 



1786 409S 
1786 4096 
1786 3830 
1786 4035 

1786 3944 
1786 4061 
786 3033 4076 
1786 3066 
17S6 4116 



1786 4101 



1786 

1786 
1786 4100 

1786 3898 

1786 14660 
1786 4039 

1787 4181 

1787 4180 

1788 4763 
1788 4766 

1786 3866 
1786 3866 
1786 3076 
1786 3086 
1786 3043 
1786 3876 
1786 3841 
1786 3867 



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Pafer Money Bank of 1786 transfer of right to 

Charles Holden bjr Joshua Hacker 1786 3877 

Richard Hoyle bjr Daniel Bucklin 1786 3886 

John Keene by Pardon Mason 1786 3867 

Christopher Olney by C. Arnold 1786 39«2 

by Oliver Carpenter 1786 3017 

by Jonathan Olney 1786 3918 

by Henry Reid 1786 3885 

Henry Rice by John Carter 1786 3884 

James Sabin by Jonathan Donneson 1786 3904 

Job Smith by William Drown 1786 ift083 

Joseph Snow by Joseph Potter 1786 3042 

by Phineas Potter 1786 3041 

Joseph Snow Jr by Daniel Snow 1786 3888 

by Joseph Snow 3d 1786 3887 

Benjamin Talbot by Henry Bacon 1786 3848 

William Wheaton by Peregrine Foster 1786 3053 

Andrew Williams by John Greatreaks 1786 3061 

in form of certificates of sales or transfers to 

Thomas Angell by James Snow Sr 1786 8863 

by James Snow Jr 1786 3869 

by town clerk 1786 3859 

William Brownell by Benoni Williams 1786 4095 

John Carpenter by William Givens et al 1786 3903 

Hugh Cole by Othniel Tripp et al 1786 3840 

Fenner and White by Daniel Pearce et als 1786 4041 

Benjamin Hill by Phineas Brown 1786 3054 

by Jonathan Knowles 1786 3055 

Joseph Hoyle by Calvin Dean 1786 3835 

by Peter Howard 1786 3834 

by Andrew Williams 1786 3836 

Richard Hoyle by Zephaniah Brown 1786 3865 

Ralph Merry by Ichabod Brown 1786 3080 

Nathaniel Packard by Esek Brown 1786 3860 

by Joseph Comstock 1786 3864 

by John Howland 1786 3868 

by Lewis Peck 1786 3873 

John Pettcy by Daniel Pettey 1786 3078 

Reuben Potter by Charles Sampson 1786 3880 

William Randall by John T. Sheldon et als 1786 4036 

William Rhodes by Richard Fenner Jr 1786 3063 

James Sabin by Elijah Bacon 1786 3000 

by Samuel Westcott 1786 3008 

Joseph Snow by Samuel Black 1786 303« 

by John Nichols 1786 3088 

by Benoni Pearce 1786 3851 

by Barzillai Richmond 1786 3037 

Joseph Snow Sr by Samuel Proud 1786 3040 

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Paper Money Bank of 1786 transfer of right to 

Joseph Snow Jr by Stephen Dexter 1786 3915 

bjr Esek Eddjr 1786 3068 

Simeon Thayer by Nehemiah Sweet et ah 1786 4053 

Edward Thurber by Samuel Hill 1786 3906 

William Thurber by Smith Brown 1786 4045 

by Nathaniel Wheaton 1786 40l« 

John O. Waterman by John Clifford 1786 3843 

Andrew Williams by Rufus Stone 1786 3970 

in form of orders on trustees to deliver rights 

in to Amos Atwell by Elisha Brown 1786 3995 

by Oliver Carpenter 1786 3980 

by William Compton 1786 38i« 

by Gideon Crawford 1786 38S8 

by Nathaniel Frothingham 1786 3978 

by Timothy Gladding 1786 398» 

by Simon Ingraham 1786 3987 

by Ephraim Pabodie 1786 3981 

by Elihu Peck 1786 3974 

by Stephen Remington 1786 3979 

by Samuel Smith 1786 3984 

by William Tyler 1786 3996 

by William Waterman 1786 3986 

bearer by William Ashton e/ ais 1786 4037 

William Brownell by Thomas Williams 1786 4096 

Joseph Eddy by Jeremiah Eddy 1786 3846 

Nathaniel Jacobs by William Jacobs 1786 3983 

Joshua Lindley by Thomas Rone 1786 4007 

Ralph Merry by Daniel Field 1786 3991 

Job Smith by Thomas Ben net 1786 3946 

by Isaac Bo wen 1786 3999 

by Simeon Smith 1786 3947 

David Tefft ei al by William Tyler 1786 3880 

William Thurber by Joseph Arnold 1786 4048 

by Joseph Bowen 1786 4050 

by Jonathan Greene 1786 4049 

William Tyler by Nathaniel Dummer 1786 3965 

by Amos Throop 1786 3960 , 
J. Whipple by Alfred Arnold 1786 3931 
Samuel Young by Levi Burr 1786 4029 
valuation of land for purposes of in Bristol Benja- 
min Bournes 1786 3988 
Foster William Randalls 1786 3950 
Providence Joseph Hoyles 1786 3899 
Smithfield Samuel Aldrich 5th 1787 4ii4 
Partition of Estate of Richard Waterman 1681-2 15 
thatch lot Joshua Warner Benjamin Smith et ah 1748 160 
for agreement in as to boundary line, see Agreement 

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Partition of Estate 

for copy of writ in action of partition, see Legal Pro- 
ceedings 
Pasturagre of Cattle and Horses bill of Richard 

Browne against Benjamin Hunt 1761 14740 

memoranda as to 174414086 1748 14710 1757 14723 176014733 
1768 14752 

memoranda as to by Richard Browne 1749 14726 1752 14718 

1760 14714 1764 14744 
Petition as to Constitution of United States, see Constitu- 
tion of the United States 

of Major Daniel Box, see Continental Invalid 

as to fire apparatus, see Fire Apparatus 

as to disorderly houses, see Disorderly Houses 

as to disorderly women, see Disorderly Women 

as to ferry, see Ferry 

as to highways, see Highway 

as to relation of state to other states, see Foreign Relations 

as to probate matters, see Estate 

as to fixing of prices, see Prices 

as to revolutionary war, see Revolution 

as to schools or school houses, see Schools and School Houses 

as to small pox, see Small Pox 

as to taxation, see Tax 

as to public house, see Tavern 

as to town wharf, see Town Wharf 

of Christopher Almy to General Assembly for salary and 

expenses of going to England for colony 1696 32 

to General Assembly for relief of Moses Dexter 1786 14865 

of Anthony Kinnecut to town for his civil rights 1778 1520 

for a *• preferable license " 1778 1523 

of lot owners to town for land in front of lots on the 
Burying hill between lots and the highway 1762 364 

of John Smith to town for land in the street ** for which 
I will be thankful unto you " 1682-3 23 

ofNehemiah Sprague et als to town for leave to repair 
a well on towns land at east end of Weybosset bridge 1749 162 

of Christopher Stocken to town for leave to return and 
live in Providence 1787 4386 

Plan of One Story of a Boildingr (no date) 102 

Plat of land 1750 14712 

and certificate in re lands in Hamphire County Mass 1737 101 

of land near Peak Bottom highway belonging to Henry 
Bowen and others 1771 14165 

showing westerly approach to the great bridge 1777 1285 

Poor 

as to poor of Barrington, see Barrington 

as to support of poor of Boston, see Revolution 

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Poor 



1785 3600 1788 40«0 



as to support of poor of Newport, see Revolution 

as to aid of prison ship sufferers brought here from New 

York harbor, see Revolution 
as to aid to prisoners from Chariestown hy flag of truce, 

see Revolution 
as to aid to soldiers and their families, see Revolution 
for payments made for support of poor hy orders of 
treasurer on tax collector out of tax collecting, see Tax 
for payments for support of poor in workhouse, see sub- 
title under this head of '* Work House Poor " 
agreement for keeping William Joanes between overseer 

of poor and Joseph Smetton 
bill general against town for aid to poor, see also Bill 
for supplies for poor 
Paul Allen 

Zephaniah Andrews 1773 476 

Welcome Arnold 
Amos Atwell 
Henry Bacon 
Henry Bowen 
Taber Brown 
John Demount 
Peregrine Foster 
Joseph Hart 
Charles Holden 
Thomas Jones 
D. Lawrence 
John Mathewson 
Joseph Martin 
Ambrose Page 
Lewis Peck 
Daniel Spooner 
Benjamin Thurber 
John Updike 
John Walker 

Nathan Waterman 1781 S36» 2470 

Nathaniel Wheaton 1780 1878 1042 1O6O »148 

1781 2307 2503 2607 1782 2712 2803 1784 3118 
1786 3757 1787 4354 4570 1 788 4630 4023 5032 
1790 5472 
William Wheaton 1776 020 1777 1133 1780 2240 
for medical attendance Jonathan Arnold 



1789 5105 5326 1790 
1782 2635 

1785 3511 3706 



Ephralm Bowen 
Pardon Bowen 

1788 4608 5005 

William Bowen 
Solomon Drown 



1790 5481 



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1773 406 407 
1785 3432 3575 3576 

1772 455 
1783 9041 



1772 15052 



1790 5710 

1774 621 

1777 1180 

1786 3748 

1787 4110 

1789 5221 
1774 626 

1777 1130 

1785 3605 

1772 442 

1790 5668 
5661 5070 
1777 1188 
1790 5408 
1785 3652 

1772 502 
1789 5001 

1788 4808 

1772 453 

1777 1153 
T772 440 

1782 2685 
2236 2237 

1785 3734 

1789 5211 

1781 2340 

1773 600 

1790 5563 

1786 3764 

1778 1378 
1784 3248 



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Poor bill for medical attendance on 
Joseph Hewes 
Stephen Randall 
Henry Sterling 
Henry Sterling Jr 
Amos Throop 
Thomas Truman 
for relief of individual cases (for relief in form of 
rent, see sub-title Rent fiost infra) 
Polly Adams bill of Job Danforth for coffin 
Agar*s child bill of Thomas Truman medical 
Joseph Bears bill of James Burrill supplies 
Job Beears bill of Daniel Branch funeral 
Bodkey family bill of Benjamin Lindsey for pas- 
sage and board of to New York 
John Boneur bill of John Jones services 
John Bonx bill of Recompense Healy coffin 
Marcy Brown bill of Marcy Billings board 
bill of Benjamin Whipple board 

1782 2689 2708 2724 
bill of Ephraim Whipple board 
bill of John Whipple board 
keeping and funeral 
Pero Brown bill of Henry Sterling medical 
Timothy Brownel bill of Paul Allen funeral 
Joseph Burke bill of Amasa Gray supplies 
Mary Casey bill of Thomas Field board 
Marcy Chase bill of Richard Olney nursing 
Mary Chease bill of Recompense Healy coffin 
Capt Creed's three children, bill of Peregrine 

Foster passage to St. John's island 
Widow Crowe bill of Samuel Thurber Jr medical 
Field Daley's son bill of Thomas Truman medical 
Mehitable Dido bill of Reuben Potter keeping 
Elis Dennison bill of Henry Sterling medical 
Mrs. Downer bill of Holroyd & Tillinghast wood 
Esther Drown bill of Aaron Mason supplies 
Sarah Dunbar bill of Nathaniel Wheaton supplies 
George Durant bill of William Martin support- 
ing and attending while sick 
bill of Nathan Waterman advances to William 
Martin for care of 
Arthur Field bill of Daniel Box board 
James Field bill of Pardon Bowen medical 

bill of Henry Bowen conveying to work house 
Michael Field bill of Daniel Tillinghast board 
nursing and supplies 



1785 8370 
1790 5665 

773 408 499 

1775 8»o 

1776 981 

1786 3818 



1787 4589 

1783 3008 
1787 4269 
1787 4374 

1775 ««> 
1787 4563 

1786 3809 

1781 2426 

1782 2638 

1782 2632 
1782 2805 

1784 3271 
1784 3100 
1790 5509 

1784 3109 
1789 5285 
1781 2567 
1781 2495 

1785 3684 

1776 875 
1781 2586 

1787 4474 

1775 8»o 

1787 4192 
1789 5349 

1787 4353 

1785 3423 

1785 3424 
1789 5350 

1789 5090 

1788 5038 

1790 5511 



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17S8 4898 4917 
1785 8426 



lySl 2395 
1790 5765 

1789 5196 

1790 5622 

1790 5619 

1781 2398 
1756 286 

1782 2713 

1773 15037 • 



1783 
1783 



2981 
3006 



Poor bill for relief of 

Ruth Fisk bill of Thomas Field board 
bill of Pardon Bowen medical 
bill of Nathaniel Wheaton getting a place for 
in Gloucester 
Margaret Fowle bill of Timothy Merry nursing 

and supplies 
Michael Fowley bill of Thomas Jones medicines 

and supplies 
Esmerillon Fuller bill of Sylvanus M^^rtin supplies 
Esmerillon Fuller and child bill of David Smith 

coffins 
Margaret Gardner bill of William Foster nurs- 
ing and boarding 
Mary Gardner bill of John Thomas keeping 
Lucy Gideon bill of Benjamin Hoppin cash 
Sam Gillse's family bill of Thurber and Cahoone 

supplies 
Wait Godfrey's child bill of James and William 
Angell clothing 
bill of Thomas Truman medical 
Wait Godfrey's children bill of Elizabeth Mors 

making three shirts for 
Andrew Hacker bill of Gershom Carpenter 
coffin 1778 1506 

Andrew Hackers wife bill of Gershom Carpenter 

coffin 
Mrs. Hargale bill of Nicholas Branch funeral 
Widow Hassambillof Jonathan Arnold medical 
Martha Hathaway bill of William Bowen medical 
bill of Nathaniel Jenks for keeping and 
attending 
Hercules (negro) Nicholas Branch burial 
Cynthia Holden bill of Rufus Waterman use of 

horse and chaise to remove 
Oliver Hoppin bill of Joseph Rawson coffin 
Philip Horsewill bill of Benjamin Hoppin cash 
Jemima Hubbard bill of Job Hawkins boarding 

and nursing 
Stephen Hunt bill of Mary Smith boarding and 
« caring for 

Edward Hunts wife bill of Nicholas Branch dig- 
ging grave 
Prince Jencks bill of Pardon Bowen for amputat- 
ing leg 

Marcy Johnson bill of William Wheat board 1785 8318 3325 
Sally Johnson bill of Paul Allen funeral sup- 
plies 1790 5470 

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1783 2963 
1779 1585 

1778 1526 

1786 4106 

1784 3147 
1784 3158 

1784 3157 

1787 4295 

1786 4078 

1785 3506 

1782 2713 

1783 2933 
1773 «>» 

1790 5753 

1788 4720 



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Poor bill for relief of 

Widow Johnson bill of Gideon Crawford keeping 
William Jones bill of Joseph Smeeton keeping 
Mrs. Kipp bill of Henrjr Bowen clothing 
Deborah Lads family bill of Thurber& Cahoone 

supplies 
Mrs. Larchar bill of Elisha Peck coffin 

of John Petty assistance in lifetime and 
burial 
James Lee bill of Henry Bowen service to 

of Henry Sterling attendance 
Abner Lealands wife bill of Joseph Martin coffin 
Robert Leonard bill of Thomas Chaffee clothes 
Robert Linard bill of Wheeler Martin cloth etc. 
Betsey Lindsey bill of George Gordon keeping 
Thomas Lindseys two children bill of Nathaniel 

Proctor for board 
Wealthy Lindsey bill of Sylvanus Martin supplies 
Benjamin Lows daughter bill of Pardon Bowen 

medical 
Molly Lunt bill of Thomas Truman medical 
Jeremiah McFoy bill of Joseph Whitman funeral 
Widow McFoys child bill of Pardon Bowen 

medical 
Ncal McNeal bill of Nathan Waterman getting 

him a place in Gloucester (see Pos() 
Pammile Manning and child bill of Th6ma8 

McClish lying in and nursing charges 
William Martins child bill of David Smith coffin 
Dinah Mitchell bill of Gershom Carpenter coffin 
William Molten bill of Amasa Gray supplies 
Freelove Morehead bill of John Walker keeping 

and clothing 1782 teis 11818 1783 8018 

1785 8785 

for clothing 
keeping and clothing 
Widow Morehead bill of Thomas Truman medi- 
cal 
Henry Morris (negro) bill of Daniel Spencer 

coffin 
David O'Hara bill of Gershom Carpenter coffin 
Elizabeth Olney bill of Samuel Healey supplies 
Sarah Olney bill of Henry Sterling medical 
Patrick bill of Job Danforth coffin 
Abel Peavey bill of Job Danforth coffin 
Abel Peeve bill of Daniel Branch burial 
Mr. Pike bill of Job Danforth coffin 
Pashant Potter (negress) bill of Gershom Car^ 

penter coffin 

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1771 15017 
1773 447 

1788 47»5 

1772 15087 
1780 1088 

1780 1036 
1790 5580 
1790 5578 
1778 1400 
1782 8686 
1790 5040 

1789 5360 

1785 8485 

1790 5887 

1784 8288 
1776 811 

1785 8473 

1785 8704 

1781 8805 

1781 8888 
1789 5086 
1776 1101 
1785 8586 



1784 



1787 4508 
1789 5078 

1782 8663 



1787 
1783 8003 

1788 4086 
1772 448 

1789 5375 
1788 5045 
1788 4688 
1791 5757 

1780 8885 



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Poor bill for relief of 

Mrs. Randle bill of A. Kerr board 1783 9996 

James Robinson bill of Nancj Clan board 1787 4584 
James Rogers wife and children bill of Daniel 

Spencer supplies 1785 3313 
Widow Rone bill of Samuel Butler & Sons sup- 
plies 1790 5607 
Salems child bill of Pardon Bowen medical 1785 8431 
Sarah Scranton bill of Abednigo Potter cloth- 
ing 1782 2690 S8«3 
Marc J Sessions bill of Comfort Bardini coffin 1776 1025 
Mrs. Shereden bill of William Holroyd expense 1778 1426 
Edward Arms Smiths family bill of Ephraim 

Clemence board 1790 5510 
Joshua Smiths family bill of Pardon Bowen 

medical 1789 5081 

Edmund Smith bill of Edward Fenner support 1787 4584 

Thomas Stocker bill of Nathan Merrill board 1787 4314 
Jedediah Stone and wife bill of David Tefft care 

of 1790 5499 
Benjamin Tallman bill of Elihu Robinson keep- 
ing 1778 1581 
Lucy Taylor bill of Gershom Carpenter coffin 1782 2796 
Esau Thayer bill of John Carpenter coffin 1783 2928 
bill of David Tifl board etc. 1782 2723 
bill of John Whipple board 1782 2805 
Primus Tillinghast bill of Philip Potter coffin 1761 350 
Loes Tracy bill of Benjamin Cushing support 1756 289 
of town of Johnston support 1766 892 
of Mary Tracy support 1757 293 
of Olive Tracy against three towns for 

boarding and clothing 1782 2758 1784 8120 
1785 3482 8719 1787 4343 1788 4761 179O 5948 

Hannah Tripp bill of Reuben Potter care 1787 4311 
for unnamed Poor viz. 

black child bill of Nicholas Branch funeral 1786 4107 
child taken up in the street bill of Gershom 

Carpenter coffin 1779 1849 
dead child found near Mill pond bill of 

Henry Bowen expenses 1786 14562 

an Indian bill of Daniel Spencer burial 1780 1984 
transient negro bill of Thomas Truman 

medical 1782 2721 
deceased sailor bill of Gershom Carpenter 

coffin 1790 5548 

drowned sailor bill of Daniel Branch burial 1790 5504 
Spaniard that died at Rileys bill of William 

Wheaton burial 1775 807 

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Poor bill for relief of 

drowned stranger bill of Daniel Branch 

burial 1789 6809 

bill of Job Danforth coffin 1789 0S7O 

Dorothj Wheeler bill of Nathaniel Jenks lying 

in expenses 1780 1083 

Michael Whitehorn bill of Mary Tyler board 

and care 1790 5448 

John Wilkinson bill of Jabez Bowen supplies 1774 696 

Mrs. Willson and daughter bill of James Sabin 

board 1790 5006 

Beteey Wolles or Welsh bill of Nancy Clan 

board and nursing 1782 9808 

Elizabeth Young bill of Anthony Kinnecut for 
care of and for stolen butter 1780 1067 

for printing for overseer of poor John Carter 1777 1353 

1783 9061 1785 3607 
for services by order of overseer of Cornelius Bailey 1775 743 
Daniel Branch 1788 4887 

estate of Samuel Carew 1774 613 

Frances Sisco 1776 1036 

Daniel Spencer 1789 5100 

Ebenezer Thompson for an unsettled audit 1785 3514 

for supplies for poor generally 

John Baston 1790 5486 

John Carpenter coffins 1788 4830 

Hezekiah Dayton flannel 1780 1875 

Andrew Dexter flannel and hose 1789 5308 

Richard Guild meat 1790 5465 

Joseph Martin coffins 1776 1018 

John Smith for advances 1772 15055a 

Daniel Spencer coffins 1776 1090 1041 

Abner Teft clothes 1790 5786 

bond to maintain Mary Aldrich widow Joseph Wilken- 

son and Hosannah Brown to town council i7^4-5 75 

to indemnify for support of children of, Benjamin 

Beers by John Beers 1733 03 

on account family of Benjamin Beers William Hop- 
kins to town council 1733 04 
to indemnify overseer of poor John Burton to over- 
seer of poor 1753 *^ 
certificate by Lewis Peck that Richard Marvin had 
'* trouble of a black woman with a dead child at his 
house" 1790 5575 
information of overseer to town council regarding Eliz- 
abeth Freeman 1778 1556 
letter overseer to Dr. Thomas Truman as to care of 
poor, there being no doctor appointed by town 
this year 1776 1065 
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Poor letter 

from Jabez Bowen to town council as to a poor family 1785 370S 
from Benjamin Thurber to overseer of poor calling 

notice to need of relief 1786 8779 
memorandum by town treasurer of amount due Nancy 

Clan in part of an order from overseer 1785 8430 
for orders of overseer of poor and town treasurer for 

rent for poor, see sub-title, rent fost, 
order of overseer on town treasurer for 

Polly Adams to Newton Fitup for digging grave 1787 4575 

John Agar's child to Gershora Carpenter for coffin 1783 16939 

to Mrs. Griffith boarding 1783 S900 9901 9935 9966 
to Nathan Waterman for money advanced Mrs. 

G. for support 1783 9934 

Noah Allen support 1782 9673 

Susanna Allen to Mrs. Scranton support 1780 1939 
Robert Anderson Robert Curry coach passage to 

Boston 1783 9881 

John Anthony support 1787 4134 

John Arms (or Annes) to John Demount wood 1787 4319 

support 1787 4188 1788 4690b 4714 4756 4805 5061 

1789 5096 5115 5357 179O 5464 5519 5587 5617 

John Arms family support 1788 4903 4065 

John Arms daughter Helen to John Arms support 1788 4967 

Rose Arnold (mulatto) to Dr. John Chace support 1784 3063 

to Mrs. Griffeth support 1784 3094 

Widow Atwood to Nathaniel Jacobs to provide for 1788 4639 

Sarah Bazzle to David Tift for support 1788 4715 

Job Beers support 1787 4196 4909 1788 4614 

to Joseph Peck wood 1787 4160 

John Bears to Recompense Healy coffin 1787 4947 

Catharine Bettes et al support 1781 9430 

Mary Billings and her sisters child to Ignatius Pitts 

support 1784 8940 
Mercy Billings support 1787 4190 
Obadiah Blanding support 1787 4363 1788 4605 
to his wife support 1788 4670 
to James Black support 1787 4539 4585 1788 4643 4709 
John Bowen to Nicholas Branch grave and funeral 1786 4077 
Daniel Box support 1787 4118 4190 
Widow Bradford support 1782 9659 
Widow Mary Briggs and family to bearer mainten- 
ance 1776 985 
George Brown support of family 1786 3780 
Marcy Brown support 1772 479 
to Amos Allen coffin 1784 8135 
to Mrs. Mary Billings board 1781 9997 
to John Whipple board 1783 9845 9957 

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Poor order of overseer on town treasurer for 

Pero Brown (negro) to Comfort Barden coffin 1780 1880 

to Peggy Bowler board 1779 167» 

to Marcy Mitchell supplies 1779 1868 1780 1870 

to Jeffrey Turpin grave and burying 1780 1883 

Ruth Brown support 1778 1603 I6O8 1613 1694 

Samuel Burges to George Linit digging grave 1777 1166 

Joseph Burkes wife to William Snow supplies 1784 3101 

to Recompense Healy coffin 1784 3106 

to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave 1784 3106 

Peggy Burr's child to Francis Cisco keeping 1776 1063 1777 i»36 

Abigail Carr support 1787 4104 

John Cambridg to Miriam Burch support 1782 Jd6«6 2636 

to Mrs. Abigail Obrian support 1782 2627 

Lydia Casey to bearer 1773 604 

Mrs. Chaffey et al to bearer support 1781 2603 

Ann Chatty to Deborah Smith support 1776 098 

Mary Chease to Hannah Mason providing and nurse- 

ing 1 78 1 2473 

Cisco to bearer 1775 744 

Mr. Clarke to James Greene keeping 1775 864 

Mrs. Mary Clarke to Mrs. Anna Clarke support 1779 1820 

to Jonathan Clarke support 1776978 1777 1143 17781401 
to Mrs. Hannah Read board and nursing 1780 1986 

Anna (Nancy) Clarkson to Sarah Dobson support 1777 1287 

1778 1369 
Sarah Clarkson to John Teel's wife support 1778 1611 1636 

Thomas Connor to Recompense Healy coffin 1784 3092 

to Jeffrey Turpin grave 1784 3078 

John Creed to Peregrine Foster support 1788 4939 

Polly Creed to Mrs. Mary (or Marcy) Creed support 

1784 3226 3264 1785 3346 3448 3470 3639 3729 1786 3800 3811 

4021 1787 4111 4170 4191 4861 4364 4613 4614 1 788 4603 4721 

4794 4846 

Mrs. Crow support 1776 962 

to Ezekiel Burr support 1776 930 

John Dehoritz to James Currie for carrying him to 

Boston 1785 3312 

Mrs. Marcy Dexter wood etc. 1788 6064 

Mr. Donnel support 1754 3067 

Elizabeth Donneson to bearer clothing 1782 2766 

to Abijah Ford board 177 1 14988 

to Mrs. Hope Hawkins board and clothing 1778 1413 1638 

1779 1692 1809 1832 1780 1879 1962 2087 2266 1 78 1 2463 

2663 1782 2679 2730 2761 1783 2898 2963 1784 3130 

3166 1785 3669 3661 3662 3664 1 786 3761 1 787 4146 

4162 4218 4268 4470 1 788 4662 4663 4761 4880 4977 4978 

4979 6020 6044 1789 6133 

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Poor order of overseer for Elizabeth Donneson 

to Dr. Job Hawkins board 1777 l»«l 1778 1414 15S9 
to Charles Holden shoes 1788 4686 

to John Hunt support 1790 5449 

to Samuel Young for cloth 1787 4380 

James Dorothy support 1790 5755 5756 5775 5855 5867 5943 
Nabby Driskill support 1781 S430 

to Recompense Healy coRin 1781 2453 

•Nabby Driskills two children Ruth Mitchell sup- 
port I 781 2481 2487 2494 
Esther Drown support 1786 3949 
Esther Drown and child support 1786 3998 
Esther Drown*s child support 1786 4005 4043 4079 4080 
1787 4117 4188 4151 4158 4183 4199 4310 4358 4445 4528 
4571 1788 4635 4664 4719 4792 4839 4858 4935 5039 5053 

1789 5071 5084 5094 5105 5114 5122 5139 5145 5148 5163 
5175 5193 5209 5210 5230 5231 5245 5258 5259 5264 5265 
5272 5276 5287 5293 5295 5310 5311 5324 5346 5368 5370 

1790 5425 5426 5460 5471 5491 5492 5553 5570 5571 5589 
5590 5601 5602 5613 5614 5660 5694 5944 

Esther Drown'8 children support 1790 5524 5643 5675 

5711 5774 5752 
John Drown wood 1788 4908 

Catharine Dunbar shoes and expense of travel 1777 1272 

John Dunbar to Sarah Friend keeping 1778 1382 1444 1473 

1479 1484 1509 1518 1541 1564 I 779 1574 

Sarah Dunbar cloth 1785 3651 

shoes etc. 1786 4010 

clothing 1787 4230 4582 X788 4841 4893 1 789 5076 

support 1788 4832 4874 4901 4911 4932 4940 4999 5031 

5052 1789 5099 5154 5188 5224 5278 5312 1790 5452 

5529 5572 5632 5677 5736 

to Sarah Fuller support 1784 3093 8096 3113 3128 3142 

3207 3270 

Robert Taylor cloth 1787 4536 

Mrs. Susannah Walker support 1785 3453 3481 3503 3640 

3671 1786 3747 4069 4086 4087 4088 4089 1 787 4139 4143 

4167 4184 4287 4320 4360 4446 4567 1 788 4667 4718 4777 

4797 

Daniel Dunwell wood 1784 3005 

Dorcas Nancy to William Holroyd coffin 1780 1877 

Comfort Eddy wood 1786 4102 

Anne Ellis widow support 1777 1328 1778 1442 

Anne Ellis* children to Anne Ellis, 1779 1784 17S0 1928 2259 

Comford Ephraim Mary Mitchel support 1783 2841 

Elizabeth Feeley 1790 5951 

Mr. Field to John Holden for cloth 1787 4147 

Arthur Field to Daniel Box board 1789 5247 

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Poor order of overseer for 

James Field to Esek Eddj support and nursing 1788 5034 5054 

Michael Field his wife being sick 1785 3573 

wood 1785 3307 

meal and necessaries 1786 3767 

support till Monday 1786 4060 

half bushel corn 1788 4740 

support 1789 5S03 

Henry Bowen clothing 1789 519a 

William Fletcher Joshua Smith support 1779 1650 1674 1775 

Ruth Fisk board 1776 072 1030 1087 

1777 114» 1252 1274 1340 I 778 1427 1502 I 779 1651 1655 

1729 1742 1772 1819 1837 1860 1780 2233 2256 1781 2423 

2424 2425 2460 2498 2541 2558 1 782 2628 2646 2674 2711 

2725 2748 2791 2813 1 783 2892 2904 2954 2997 3031 3045 

1784 3058 3080 3099 3116 3129 3152 3168 3195 3214 3226 

3252 1785 3446 3455 3471 3486 

clothing 1784 3139 

to bearer wood 1781 2524 

to Abner Butler support 1785 3508 

to Charles Colwell board 1782 2642 

to Mrs. Dickey support 1779 1703 

to Daniel Fenner board 1780 1887 1893 

to Ruth Fisk daughter board 1774 662 1775 799 

1778 1441 1565 1779 1571 
to William Henderson support 1783 2948 

to William Hopkins support 1783 2917 

to Mrs. Stephen Hubbard support 1774 663 7lla 

to Charles Lippett flannel 1788 4705 

to Philip Martin supplies 1785 3507 

to Eliakim Phetteplace support 1781 2354 2515 2516 

to Jonathan Pike, support 1779 1599 

to Samuel Smith cloth shoes 1786 8792 

to Nathaniel Sprague, boarding 1783 2858 

to Ruth Starbord boarding 1780 1901 1921 1953 1965 1976 

2089 2154 2159 2185 
to Benjamin Whipple support 1776 924 959 

to Thomas Whipple support 1775 809 1776 876 

to Ebenezer White board 1783 2968 2970 

to John Williams board 1783 2853 2870 

Michael Fowle to Nicholas Frederick grave 1789 5179 

to John Holdin board 1788 5043 5051 5056 5067 

1789 5074 5082 

to Susanna Walker board and nursing 1789 5125 5148 

5146 5147 5164 5205 

Priscilla Foster support 1780 1866 1898 1781 2412 

Esmerillon Fuller to Benjamin Cozzens grave clothes 1790 5621 

to Uriah Hopkins grave for him and child 1790 5628 

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Poor order of overseer for Esmerillon Fuller 

to Aaron Mason grave clothes 1790 66iM> 

Esmerillon Fuller and wife to Stephen Randall 

medical 1790 6640 

Esmerillon Fullers wife and children to self support 1784 VMZ 
Richard Fuller to Mrs. Ann Fuller support 1783 ««5l 

1784 8059 31»7 

to Recompense Healy coffin 1784 aoiKi 

to William Sims tolling bell 1784 8065 

to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave 1784 8064 

Sarah Fuller widow wood 1786 4006 

Libeus Gabbit to Catherine Bettes support 1782 «740 Vtnrt S766 

Dennis Gibben to help him journey home 1782 2743 

to Mr. Fuller support 1782 «74l 

to Thomas Tate support 1782 «749 

Mrs. Gideon to bearer wood 1782 2640 

Sarah Gleason and family supplies 1776 1091 

Wait Godfreys child to Mrs. Moss board and 

clothing 1783 3016 

Wait Godfreys son to Elizabeth Mors board 1783 3036 

Wait Godfreys children to Elizabeth Morse board 1783 2914 

2980 2944 2964 
to John Sheldon tow cloth 1783 2922 

Ann Grainger's children to Ann Grainger support 1788 4633 

Joshua Ingraham Grainger to Joshua Ingraham sup- 
port 1788 4752 4918 5080 I 789 5214 
to Simon Ingraham support 1789 5309 1790 5588 
Sarah Griffith wood 1788 5068 1789 5124 

1790 5430 5539 
Mr. Hall to James Walker support 1787 4165 

James Weltch support 1786 4085 4105 

Jonathan Hammon support 1788 4636 4710 

4764 4938 4953 4966 4974 4980 5006 5011 5016 5026 5057 
1789 5106 5149 5157 5803 5328 179O 5428 5484 5532 5591 
5748 5769 5770 5934 
Widow Hanes to Daniel Branch digging grave 1786 4095 

Hannah Hartshorn to Amos Atwell support 177 1 14982 

1772 483 
to Field Dai ley support 1769 14979 1770 14980 

1 77 1 14991 14992 15023 1 772 15041 15044 1 773 480 487 
492 514 523 533 546 1774 609 645 708 1775 792 793 795 
797 834 1776 873 955 968 1024 1053 X779 1579 
to Marcy Dailey support 1776 1093 1777 1131 1236 1275 
1324 1341 1778 1365 1406 1483 1779 1577 1091 1846 1780 
1918 1966 2245 1781 2408 2562 2587 1782 2644 2708 2762 
1783 2839 2856 2882 2949 1784 3156 3160 1785 3451 3546 
8548 1787 4365 4367 1788 4729 1789 5358 179O 5914 
5915 

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Poor order of overseer for Hannah Hartshorn 

to Mrs. Archibald Stewart support 1788 88«» 

Jeremiah Hawkins widow support 1790 5488 

William Hawkins to Henry Bowen clothing 1789 619)1 

to Holroj'd & Tillinghast cloth 1789 6189 
to Hezekiah Olney board 1790 5546 59S1 
John Holden and wife to Benjamin Tabour house 

room and firewood 1790 5965 
Wynne Hone wood 1789 5377 
Thomas Hooker (or Hocker) to Jeflfrey Turpin dig- 
ging grave 1786 4094 
to Comfort Wheaton coffin 1786 4098 
Oliver Hoppin William Walker care of 1785 8501 
to Joseph Whittemore digging grave and fune- 
ral 1785 849« 
Jemima Hubbard Ruth Fisk support 1779 1850 
wood 1780 1864 
Mary Hugans 1782 Vttl 
Edward Hunt wood and support 1784 8969 89T5 1785 3893 
8486 1786 8776 1 788 4708 1 789 6181 1790 5488 5550 6749 
blanket for wife 1790 6740 
to Benjamin Hoppin wood 1784 8057 
Thomas Huston to Rachel Grardenner care of 1775 785 
Daniel Jack to William Wheaton 3d transporting 

home to North Carolina 1788 5066 

Mary Jackson to Abigail Carr support 1780 1974 
Jeremiah Jenkes child to Mrs. Phebe White board and 

nursing 1778 1540 

John Jones support 1788 4644 

John Jones family to John Jones support 1789 5169 

One Johnson to Oliver Carpenter tending 1781 '9486 
John Kinslow to Creorge Allen passage to New 

York 1790 5540 

Abram Kipp to help him back to his native country 1788 5004 

Robert Newell supporting Kipp and wife 1788 4719 

winding sheet 1788 5018 

Thomas Piggon care of 1788 5014 

Daniel Spencer carriage to grave 1788 5016 

Jeflfrey Turpin digging grave 1788 5019 

digging grave for wife 1788 4711 

Amos Lawrences wife and children to Mrs. Phebe 

Babcock support 1789 6995 

to Louis Bosworth support 1788 4005 5007 

to Mrs. Compton support 1788 4697 4657 4704 4768 

4789 4817 4855 4888 1790 5859 

to Mrs. Phebe Lawrence support 1788 4988 

to wife of Amos Lawrence support 1788 4964 

to Widow Lawrence support 1788 4750 

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Poor order of overseer for 

Abner LeaUnd support 1777 ISM 1778 1504 

Abner Lealands family to Aaron Mason support 1778 1488 

Abner Lealands wife to Jeffrey Turpin digging 

grave 1778 1490 

James Lee to Peggy Gardner board 1790 5580 

Edward Semming towards journey to Philadelphia 1790 5577 
Thomas Lindseys family to Thomas Lindsey sup- 
port 1784 8052 8056 8008 8090 
Thomas Lindsey support 1787 4882 4848 4859 4876 
to Benjamin Allen coffin 1787 4404 
to Caleb Greene shoes 1787 4598 
to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave 1787 4408 
Wealthy Lindsey to Mrs. Wealthy Lindsey support 1786 8784 
8796 8880 4078 1787 4174 4887 4487 1788 4769 5040 
to self 1787 4878 
Mrs. Lindsey to Jonathan Hill support 1790 5950 
John Lisher to Sarah Doson keeping 1777 I88I 1888 

1778 1869 1484 1510 
Mrs. Lisher wood 1780 1865 

Benjamin Low blacksmith to self support 1783 8846 1788 5046 
1789 5098 5148 5180 

wood 1783 8836 1788 4709 X789 5118 

to Henry Bowen flannel shirt 1787 4488 1788 5008 

to Charles Holden clothing 1785 8847 

to Joseph Tillinghast clothing 1785 8788 

Benjamin Lows wife to Recompense Healey coffin 1783 8888 

to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave 1783 888O 

Mary Lunt Mo wry Potter support 1776 884 

Mrs. Makentosh support 1773 500 

Jane McCoy 1 support 1789 5888 

John McNeal to Tillinghast & Holroyd cloth 1777 1888 

to Mrs. Young work for 1776 1088 

Neal McNeal support 1778 1440 1779 1608 1706 1710 

1785 1788 1744 1751 1768 1774 1785 1790 1793 1795 1801 1807 

1806 1810 1814 1815 1816 1881 1888 1885 1888 1830 1888 1840 

1848 1858 1858 X780 1940 1945 1951 1956 1960 1969 1973 1975 

1987 1998 8001 8003 8047 8080 8098 8146 8150 8158 8158 8160 

8167 8174 8179 8184 8189 8817 8888 8886 8838 8848 8853 8858 

8864 8866 8873 8880 

to Paul Allen clothing 1778 1554 

to Comfort Ephraim washing etc. 1781 8300 

to Daniel Fenner board 1780 1887 1893 1980 1938 1944 

to Coomer Hale shoes 1776 1058 1778 1485 

to Joseph Hawkins board 1779 1649 1657 1735 1736 1767 

going to Gloucester 1780 8886 

to Samuel May board 1781 8388 8405 

to Marcy Mitchell supplies 1779 1858 1780 1870 

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Poor order of overseer for Neal McNeal 

to Benjamin Waterman board 1780 1809 

Michael McFowley to John Holden board 1788 6013 5035 

Ann Manchester support 1776 957 909 

house rent 1776 l»33 

to bearer house rent 1776 1094 

to Benjamin Robinson house rent 1776 1087 

Parmala Mannings child to Parmala Manning sup- 
port * 1781 mSS3 »804 
Pardon Mawneys child to Elizabeth Corps support 1775 810 
848 1776 904 975 
to Joseph Corps support 1776 997 
David Martin 1778 1408 
William Martins family to Aaron Mason supplies 1788 4754 
Noah Mason support 1786 3799 
' Samuel Maverick to Recompense Healj coffin 1784 3098 
to Mrs. Jane Johnson support 1783 8988 8995 3000 3009 

3017 8088 3038 3040 3050 
to Mrs. Phebe Pool support 1783 8968 8980 

to Dr. Thomas Truman, medical 1784 3104 

to Jeffrej Turpin digging grave 1784 3064 

John Meloyds children to Margaret Rounds sup- 
port 1786 4088 
Anne Miller to Isaac Corey digging grave 1776 1057 
Marcy Mitchell wood 1785 3306 3441 
Ruth Mitchell support of sick child 1779 1818 
to Recompense Healy coffin for child 1780 1894 
to Levi Burr supplies 1780 1948 1955 1959 1978 
to Sarah Mathewson nursing 1780 1999 
Sarah Mitchel to Fran Cisco digging grave 1777 1835 
Luce Molton to Nicholas Branch coffin 1784 3190 
Freelove Morehead to Richard Spears support 1771 14981 
1772 15046 
to John Walker support 1771 14985 15030 1772 449 
1773 488 590 1775 750 867 869 1777 1171 1778 1405 
1787 4181 4375 4579 
boarding and clothing 1772 15048 1779 '^'^^ 
1 781 8898 1787 4858 
Prudence Morehead support 1779 1683 1708 1750 
to Comfort Barden coffin 1780 1915 
to Joseph Martin support 1779 1590 1764 
to Marcy Snow support 1779 1787 I800 I8II 1817 

1886 1851 1780 1863 1881 1895 1918 8358 

to Jeflfrey Turpin digging grave 1780 1914 

Widow Morehead support 1779 1658 

Pashoner Mumford to Joseph Martin coffin 1776 1090 

Suer Nolcar to Joseph Whittemore digging grave 

and tolling bell 1784 3806 

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Poor order of overseer for 

Rose Norton to Francis Sisco digging grave 
Benjamin Olney to Recompense Healy coffin 

to Ruth Mitchel supplies 1782 S750 

to Ruth Thurber supplies 
Deborah Olney supplies 

Elizabeth Olnej to Jonathan Jenkes supplies 1779 

1780 1943 1781 mS99 1782 86J89 1783 »971 
1787 4136 
Henrietta Olney to Freelove Temple support 
Henrietta Olneys child to Freelove Temple sup- 
port 1790 
Sarah Olney to Mrs. Indicia Gushing support 
1777 1296 
to Joseph Hawkins digging grave and winding 

sheet 
to Joseph Martin coffin 
Sarah Olney to Ruth Mitchel supplies 1782 

Elizabeth Oxley to Francisco digging grave 
to Joseph Martin coffin 

A Peve to Daniel Spencer services 

Thomas Phelpes to John Williams support 
William Pomeroy to self expenses to Boston 

to Thomas Sabin carrying to Boston 
Mrs. Lydia Potter to self support 
to Zephaniah Brown supplies 
Mrs. Lydia Potters family to S. Potter support 
Widow Prescot to Robert Dickey boarding and 

moving 
Widow Prescot and sick child to Robert Dickey 

keeping 
Widow (Mary) Randal to Sarah Marshal board 

to John Walker support 1783 «006 3011 

Amy Read to Elizabeth Phillips support 
Amy Read and child to Philip Tillebor support 1789 
Sigbee Richmond to Pleasant Hitch support 

to Daniel Spencer coffin and carriage to grave 
to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave and burying 
. Jenny Rodman to Rose Horton support 
James Robinson support 
to John Tillinghast passage to New York 
Margaret Rounds children to M. Rounds support 

1787 4150 1788 4609 4706 
Margaret Rounds child to Ruth Piper support 
Benjamin Sampson to Nathaniel Jacobs supplies 
Benjamin Sampson*s family to Amos AtweJl support 
Sarah Scranton for services as a midwife 



1776 
1782 
«770 
1782 
1787 
1600 
1785 



1043 
9»784 
2780 
2765 
4561 
1893 
3278 



1790 5540 

5504 5731 
1776 1073 



1777 1227 

1777 1223 

2780 2788 

1776 033 

1776 031 

1788 4684 
1787 4142 
1790 5601 
1790 5602 

1786 4122 

1787 4124 

1786 4007 

1776 062 

1776 058 

1783 2800 

1784 3066 

1789 5304 
5321 5320 

1787 4317 
1787 4454 
1787 4451 

1776 084 

1785 3704 

1787 4507 
1783 3010 

1788 4747 

1790 5416 
1788 4816 
1780 1886 



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Poor order of overseer for Sarah Scranton 

to Abednego Potter support and clothes 1771 15018 1IS021 

1774 636 1775 777 1776 897 919 1777 1158 1876 

1778 1417 1779 1876 1781 2328 2378 2427 1782 2809 

1783 2850 303a 1785 8326 3642 

to HoUiman Potter support and clothes 1779 1611 1689 

1847 1861 1787 4212 
to Meshack Potter support and clothes 1787 4469 

1788 4996 1789 5218 5240 5281 
Sarah Scranton*s children to George Brown support 1771 15020 
tow cloth 1783 3029 

Margaret Scranton to Obadiah Blanding support 1775 784 833 
to Mrs. Scranton support 1780 1939 

to Benedict Tabor coffin and burying 1783 3013 

to Abiel Weaver support 1783 2912 2919 2931 

Margaret Scranton's child to Obadiah Blanding 

support 1771 14986 1772 15039 

to Mary Bradford support 1783 2920 2983 1784 3060 

to Mrs. Sarah Scranton support 1780 1962 

Benjamin Sessions support 1790 5385 

Elizabeth Shields self wood 1790 5941 

Betsey Shoomakers child to Daniel Branch digging 

grave and attending funeral 1786 4067 

Simses family to John Hathaway carrying to New- 
port 1785 3654 
Benjamin Sisson wood 1790 5872 
John Skirms to Charles Holden shirt 1788 4687 
to Charles and John Lippitt clothing 17S7 4140 
to Jeflfrey Turpin digging grave 1788 4683 
Joseph Smeeton support 1780 1884 2000 2004 
2050 2081 2097 2147 2149 2153 2157 2161 2169 2173 2178 2183 
2188 2191 2218 2221 2228 2234 2241 2252 2257 2263 2267 2276 
2279 2293 I 783 2866 2871 2879 2883 2889 2896 

to Mrs. Mary Smeeton support 1780 1906 1781 2396 2474 

wood 1781 2299 

Mrs. Bridget Smith support 1785 3429 

wood 1785 3468 

Joseph Smith to Ephraim Carpenter support 1788 5009 

to Ephraim Clemens support 1786 4081 1787 4349 

Joshua Smith's daughter support 1786 3997 

Joshua Smith's family support 1788 4622 

to Pardon Bowen medical 1787 4112 

Sarah Smith to Sarah Fuller support 1784 3055 

Thomas Smith to Daniel Davenport shoes 1790 5457 

Mr. Smith and family to help him out of town 1786 3744 

Ann Spindelo to Mrs. Betsy Bickford support 1788 4791 4806 

Abigail Spooner lying in charges 1780 1891 

to Elizabeth Potter services 1780 1897 

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Poor order of overseer for 

Abigail Spooner and child to A. Spooner support 1780 1010 

John SUnfield wood 1783 8851 

support 1783 ZM» 2844 »840 8859 

to Recompense Healy coffin 1783 «887 

to Margaret Rounds caring for 1783 8850 

to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave 1783 8857 

John Stanfield's children to Margaret Rounds sup- 
port 1783 8884 1784 3103 1785 8316 3344 
to bearer support 1785 3504 
Stephenson's wife to James Hammon supplies 1788 4784 
Jedediah Stone and wife to David Teft support 1790 5436 5466 
Patience Stone and children supplies 1779 1666 
Wynne Stone support 1790 6680 
Elizabeth Stonehouse wood etc. 1788 5068 1789 6108 

6306 5387 179O 5478 5875 

Samuel Sues to Joseph Martin coffin 1777 1158 

Lucy Taylor supplies 1782 8668 8705 8780 8763 

to John Mathewson advances to 1784 3830 

to Joseph Whittemore tolling the bell digging a 

grave and a pall for 1782 8708 

John Teel to Ezekiel Burr support 1776 030 

John Teels wife or bearer 1778 1480 1408 1585 

Esau Thayer to Timothy Mason transporting, etc. 1781 8585 

to Benjamin Man boarding 1782 8706 

to Benjamin Whipple boarding 1781 8661 

to John Whipple boarding 1782 8616 8657 

to Jeffrey Turpin digging grave 1782 8735 

Edward Thomas to Recompense Healy coffin 1790 6383 

to Daniel Spencer carriage to grave 1789 6378 

Margaret Towers to Timothy Merry board and 

nursing 1790 6874 

Lois Tracy to Abraham Belknap board and clothing 1780 1088 
to Edward Fenner support 1779 1683 

to overseer of poor of Johnston support 1779 1670 

to Olive Tracy support 1780 8871 1781 8666 1782 8815 

1783 8886 1789 6156 6800 5884 1790 6386 6046 
Alice Allen supporting child found in street attend- 
ing funeral of etc. 1779 1884 1831 1834 
Nathan Angell sundries to poor 1776 874 
Elijah Bacon coffin for black child 1786 4078 
Mary Bradford board of two children 1783 8045 8060 
Samuel Butler shoes for poor 1776 038 
supplies to poor 1789 5307 
Ezekiel Burr 1772 15038 
cash advanced for poor 1776 005 
Abigail Carr supporting an Indian woman 1780 8860 

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Poor order of overseer for 

Nancy Clan care of an Indian woman 1785 8485 

Andrew Comstock object not stated 1777 laoi 

Samuel Curry services in relieving poor 1789 5273 

Andrew Dexter tow cloth for poor 1787 4175 

Solomon Drown for medical services 1787 4487 

A. Gray for sums advanced 1787 4228 

Levi Hall for bill against town 1777 1192 

Recompense Healy coffin for Indian woman 1780 1988 

Charles Holden object not stated 1788 4708 

Levi Hoppin to pay for wood for poor 1780 1876 

Abner Lealand for support of two black children 1777 1160 

1208 1228 1258 1280 
Widow Logan supporting a transient formerly a 

wagoner in French service 1783 2875 
Aaron Mason supporting an Irish girl scalded and 

sick 1790 5509 
Catharine Nichols on account of poor 1776 II07 
Mrs. Lydia Potter boarding an infant child 1790 5434 
John Sheldon tow cloth to clothe poor children 1783 2913 
Daniel Spencer coffins for poor 1777 1123 1173 
Archibald Stewart to buy provisions for six tran- 
sient poor people on passage to Philadelphia 1787 4301 
Jeffrey Turpin digging two graves for poor 1777 1159 
digging grave and burying an Indian woman 1780 1985 
Rufus Waterman for 10 cords of wood standing 
had of him for and distributed among the poor 
in want 1787 4150 
Mrs. Mehitable Vial to bearer support 1785 8688 8696 
8699 8702 
to Rufus Waterman room for 1788 4822 
Miss Vial bearer support 1785 8665 
Polly Vial Mrs. Sally Birket support 1787 4182 4220 
4263 4335 4415 1789 5176 

to Joseph Masury support 1786 3815 

to Mrs. Amy West support 1785 3707 3735 

1786 3763 3777 3782 8789 3976 1787 4444 4577 

Betsy Walsh to Nancy Clan support 1782 2781 

Betsy Wallis to Mr. Griffin support 1782 2760 2747 2755 

Betey Walles (or Welsh) daughter to Betsy Walsh 

support 1782 2807 
Betsy Welch (or Wallis) son to Betsy Walsh sup- 
port 1783 2877 
Mrs. Weaver in distressed circumstances 1781 2603 
Susanna Weaver wood 1782 2625 
Mrs« Westcotts sister to Mrs. Westcott support 1788 4936 
Jabez Westcott to bearer support 1787 4368 

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Poor order for Jabez Westcott 
wood 
John Westcoats child Mary Sandford support 
John Westcoat Jr*8 child to Mary Sandford nursing 

boarding and lying in expenses 
Phebe Whites child to Aaron Mason necessaries to 

bury 
Gin Whipples child to Jeflfrey Turpin digging grave 
Nathaniel Whitaker support 
a woman to Abigail Carr care of 
Elizabeth Young to Anthony Kinnecut support 

1890 1017 
Elizabeth Young and child to Anthony Kinnecut 
support 
order of overseer of poor on town treasurer in favor of 
Ezekiel Burr for money received from him for sup- 
port of poor 

of clerk of court in settlement of case between 
Providence and Attleboro in re Betty Hoppin 
of John Lasell for inclosed account 
of James Martin per within bill 
of El is ha May in settlement with Attleboro in 
re Betty Hoppin 
of overseer of poor on Dr. Pardon Bowen to attend 

on old Mrs. Fisk 
of town council on town treasurer in relation to 
care of poor in favor of Ichabod Billings for board 
and attendance on John Bateas \ 

of Sarah Frank to pay expenses on road to Mid- 

dleborough 
of Joseph Smeeton to pay his bill against Wil- 
liam Jones for board 
of Amos Throop to pay him for medical care of 
poor 
order on town treasurer based on claims against town 
for care of poor 
Esther Drown in favor of Clarke & Nightengale 1789 
Ruth Fisk in favor of John McNeal 
Hope Hawkins in favor of Nathaniel Jacobs 

in favor of Nathaniel Robinson 
Olive Tracy in favor of Abraham Belknap 
in favor of William Belknap 
in favor of Samuel Proud 
in favor of Valentine Sweet 
Benjamin Whipple in favor of bearer 

a defective order in favor of Walker 

receipt from overseer of poor for keeping Stephen Bailey 
by Nathan Stain 

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1787 4547 
1779 1573 

1779 1580 

1780 9175 
1778 1418 
1790 5071 
1776 1105 
1780 180S 



1780 1033 

1776 065 
1778 1433 

1783 »010 
1778 1517 

1778 1430 

1785 3343 

772 15045 

1780 S006 

1772 447 

1774 001 



5175 5d00 

1774 7»6 
1787 4270 
1784 3141 

1784 3115 
1783 2800 
1782 S615 

1785 8491 

1775 M« 
1785 3481 

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Poor receipt for keeping 

Patience Clemence by Mary Buriingame 1758 810 

Sarah Scranton (of Stephen) by John Thomas 1758 ao» 

by Mary Thomas 1759 31S6 

child ofMeribah Stone Benjamin Low 1759 899 

Charles Lashbrook 1759 831 

Sarah Stones (of Job) John Thurber 1757 999 308 

Lois Tracy (of Mary) Mary Tracy 1757 993 1758 313 

from town treasurer for support of Marcy Brown by 

Mercy Billings 1781 9399 9365 940A 

Joseph Smeeton by self 1780 laoo 1806 1903 1908 1013 

1910 1097 1037 1041 
Lois Tracy by town treasurer of Johnston 1771 13039 

1773 477 1774 615 1775 765 1776 888 1777 1174 
rent for poor bill against town for rent of house to Abi- 
gail Giles family by Amos Horton 177 1 15014 
to William Hernden family by Mary Seamans 1790 5006 
to Ann Manchester (see orders for her benefit) 
to Mrs. Mackfoy by Benjamin Peck 1787 4815 
to Noah Mason by Rufus Waterman 1782 9773 
by Nathan and Rufus Waterman 1784 3047 1785 3475 
^ 1787 4460 1790 5776 

order on overseer of poor for house rent by Anne 

Ellis in favor of William Rhodes 1780 9974 9975 

order of overseer of poor on town treasurer for 

house rent for Miss Ellis in favor of Mrs. Sever 1781 9506 

for James Field in favor of Nathaniel Jacobs 1789 5101 

for Betty Olney in favor of Deborah Olney 1776 056 080 

1078 1777 1160 
for Margaret Rounds in favor of Elizabeth 
Arnold 1790 5556 

in favor of Abigail Carr 1786 8013 

for Widow Bridget Smith in favor of Benjamin 

Lindsey 1782 9776 1783 9848 

in favor of Mrs. Deborah Olney 1783 9993 3007 3040 
in favor of Joseph Smith 1783 9847 3114 

for Mary Squibb when French troops occupied 

the workhouse in favor of Joseph Grove 1782 9607 

of town council on town treasurer for house rent 
of Elizabeth Stonehouse in favor of Charles 
Holden 1790 5676 

of Mehitable Viall room in favor of William 

Carpenter 1788 4899 

vote of town meeting that Greenwich Navy be paid 

for rent of house 1768 408 

report of overseer of poor to town 1774 690 1775701 1777 1188 

of debts due from town on account of 1769 414 

as to liabilities on account of Lois Tracy 1776 385 

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Poor report of overseer to the town 

as to expense of keeping Lois Tracy since division 
of town 1776 «»» 

resolution of town council as to bill of Dr. Chace for 
medical services to Joanna (a mulatto) 1783 9030 

as to care of Patience Ingraham 1785 

of town meeting as to gold and silver loan for sup- 
port of poor 1786 
as to subscription and loan to provide for poor 1787 4116 
imposing tax for maintaining 1789 5280 
to pay bill of Henry Sterling for care of Elizabeth 

Dennison 1775 890 

as to settlement of workhouse accounts 1764 889 

subscription to town to provide for 1787 4116 

terms of Dr. Amos Throop for attending 1776 1046 

warrant to warn town meeting to raise money 1750 164 

to provide supplies of wood for 1784 9054 

to provide for 1787 4113 

workhouse care of poor in account of Eleazer Greene 

keeper 1760 349 

agreement between overseers of poor and Gideon 

Young keeper 1773 579 1774 '^'^ 

bill for carrying to workhouse 

William Compton 1772 15048 

Daniel Lawrence 1788 5010 

Daniel Spencer 1785 3316 

of keeper of workhouse for boarding inmates 

Mary Brown 1772 15050a 

Gideon Young 1774 600 

Joseph Hawkins 1777 1994 

Thomas Field 1784 9077 8109 3119 8140 8103 8185 

8909 8910 8939 3947 3949 1785 3988 8391 8498 8458 

8459 8509 8559 3648 3091 8709 1786 8746 3778 4006 

4090 4066 4000 1 787 4195 4196 4999 4931 4965 4966 

4967 4989 4344 4845 4464 4465 4466 4467 4468 4505 

4558 1788 4611 4684 4798 4790 4849 1 789 5199 5314 

5364 1790 5513 5593 5566 5600 5683 5668 5683 5967 

5969 5970 5979 

for medical attendance to inmates by Pardon 

Bowen 1784 8994 

by William Bowen 1782 9788 

by A. Throop 1777 1194 

for supplies J>7icholas Brown and Co. 1774 698 

Brown and Power oakum * 1773 574 

Fenner and White 1785 8699 

Holroyd and Tillinghast 1784 8087 1787 4189 4198 

Nathan Waterman wood 1780 9970 

certificate as to agreement with Dr. Amos Throop 

for attending poor at workhouse 1777 1194 



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Poor workhouse 

order of overseer of poor on town treasurer in rela- 
tion to workhouse for attendance of Colley Yeates 
on Prince Jenckes 1787 4066 4572 

for transportation to workhouse by Henry Axtell 
of Mrs. Stone 1785 3714 

by Joseph Hart of James Thompson 1772 44» 

by John Lassell of Widow Randall 1784 3119 

for transportation from workhouse to grave by 
John Jenkins of Thomas Hocker 1786 4aw 

Joseph Salisbury Thomas Connor 1784 3111 

Daniel Spencer Elizabeth Jenks 1789 6007 

for making coffins for inmates of workhouse by 
Recompense Healy for transient poor 1785 34«» 

by Benedict Tabor two children 1784 3110 

for digging grave and burying two black chil- 
dren Jeffrey Turpin 1784 «861 
in favor of keeper of workhouse Mary Brown 1771 15025 
1772 15043 15057 1773 566 571 1774 630 
Thomas Field 1788 500» 5090 5050 

1789 5067 5111 5181 5S»0 5966 
Joseph Hawkins 1776 1093 1060 1777 ^^35 1391 

1779 1656 
Gideon Young Jr 1774 614 1775 775 778 770 704 

1776 803 804 800 001 041 
Gideon Young Jr*8 administratrix 1776 083 

for supplies at workhouse 

to bearer for wood 1780 9951 

to Samuel Butler for clothing 1787 4137 

to Clark and Nightengale for cloth 1787 4996 

to Charles H olden for supplies 1785 3667 

to Jeremiah Jenkins for blankets 1787 4583 

to Mrs. Luther for making clothing 1787 4447 

to Daniel Marsh for supplies 1777 1156 1157 

to Isaac Pitman for flannel shirts for Sigbee 

Richmond 1787 4964 

to Job Smith for wood 1780 9969 

to Mrs. Teel for supplies for Mrs. Beard 1780 9168 

to Gideon Young and sons for flannels 1787 4161 

of overseer of poor on Dr. Arnold to attend cer- 
tain persons at workhouse 1772 457 
of Thomas Field on town treasurer to be 
charged to his account in favor of Smith 
Brown 1787 4978 
Joseph Comstock 1787 4981 
Edward Thurber 1787 4148 
William Tyler 1787 4307 
receipt of keeper of workhouse from overseer of 
poor Eleazer Green 1758 311 1759 391 
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Poor workhouse 

rules and orders of 1773 579 

subscription towards the poor receii^t by Thomas 
Field keeper of workhouse from John Fitton 
Power of Attorney Mary Briand executrix to Bela Lin- 
coln 
William Brown to Christopher Sheldon 
Seth Daniels ti al to Henry Wilson 
William Earle to John Mumford 
John Hana to Joseph Martin 
Walter Monck to Benjamin Mountford 
William Townsend to Theodore Foster 
Poand bill against town for repairing Abimeleck Briggs 
Nathan Waterman for materials and building 
Daniel Whi taker labor 
• Jacob Whitman Jr for building 
against James Arnold Epenetus Olney for mate- 
rials 
against Nathan Waterman Job Danforth for work 
Presbjrterian Meeting Honse order of committee on 
Henry Bowen in favor of Philip Peckham for steps 
and rails 
Prices bill of John Carter against town for printing pro- 
ceedings as to 

advertising proceedings as to lowering 
affixing to laborers etc. 
laws for preventing abuses by retailers 
notice of warning that ordinance against purchase of 
goods to retail again at advanced prices will be en- 
forced 
petition to town meeting to take measures to reduce and 

fix prices of articles of necessity 
resolution of town meeting to prevent engrossing 
warrant to bring bakers before town council as to 
Printing bill of John Carter against town 1771 isoiM 

1777 1358 1779 ie06 1611$ 1778 1781 3404 2465 
1785 3399 8097 I 787 4548 179O 5478 5770 
of Bennet Wheeler 178583948533 17874153 

1789 5344 
Privateer, see Revolution 

Proprietors of the liands of Providence bill of 

Richard Browne clerk against John Manton for 

services in recording reports and searching records 

minutes of a meeting of 

see also Lay out of Land and Case Town of Providence 

vs Martha Howell 

Protest of Deputy Governor Bowen against action 

of mob 

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1774 578 
1787 4171 

1764 14740 

1771 489 

1777 1154 

1787 4984 

1783 9905 

1685 14^'' 

1775 818 
1782 9798 
1780 9176 
1782 9733 
1790 5897 

1782 9797 
1780 9099 



1790 5898 

1777 1353 
1779 1778 
1781 9464 
1781 9464 



1778 1507 

1777 1995 
1777 1997 
1784 8946 
1774 631 
1783 9961 

1788 4707 



1761 
1745 



14743 
14700 



1782 9746 



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Providence Bonnds order of General Assembly fixing 
Prudential affairs of the town warrant to call a town 

meeting 
Public Lands in Private Occupation warrant to 
warn town meeting to receive report of committee 
Quakers list of drawn to do duty in Rhode Island 
Receipt apprenticeship, see Apprenticeship 

bread corn distribution, see Bread Corn Distribution 

bridges, see Bridge 

bounty money, see Revolution 

highways, see Highway 

legal proceedings, see Legal Proceedings 

lotteries, see Lottery 

market house, see Market House 

probate matters, see Estate 

care of poor, see Poor 

prize money (privateer), see Revolution 

rents, see Rent 

revolutionary matters, see Revolution 

small pox, see Small Pox 

soldiers wages, see Revolution 

taxes, see Tax 

town treasurer, see Town Treasurer 

work house estate, see Work House Estate 

from Henry Bowen on account James Balch 

Andrew Dexter 1785 14514 

in full of all book accounts Nathaniel Child 

Stephen Keyes 
in full of all accounts Stephen Abbott 

James Adams 

Peter AUardite 

Daniel Allen 

Samuel Allen 1771 14133 

Timothy Allen 

Ebenezer Andrews 

Samuel Bacon 

Comfort Barden 

Thomas Bellows 

Asa Bicknell 

Edward Bosworth 

Shearja Bourn Jr 

James Brown Jr 

Lemuel Cady 

Mary Chandler 

Stephen Chapman 

Nathaniel Child 1767 14039 

Francis Cowden 

John Dyer 

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1683 M 

1756 %M. 

1785 3540 
1777 1220 



1790 5716 
1787 4390 
1765 14034 
1765 14036 
1785 3317 
1768 14059 
1768 14046 
I 78 I 14313 
1786 14559 
I 77 I 14134 

1785 14548 
1768 14042 

1786 14568 
1760 14011 
I 77 I 14130 
1774 14233 
1774 14236 
I 77 I 14139 

1764 14030 

1760 14012 

1 761 14021 
1768 14048 
1761 14019 

1765 14033 



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Receipt from Henry Bowen in full of all accounts 
Samuel M. Eldlam 
Barneby Evans 
Isaac Fellow 
Thomas Fox 
Gorham ^ Burr 
Lette Hebbard 
Asa Hopkins 
Benjamin Horton 
Benjamin Jackson 
Jonathan Kingsley 
Daniel Kinnecut 
David Lawrence 
John Lawrence 
Daniel Lovett 
Hooker Low 
Benjamin Lyon 
John Lyon 

John Martin 1770 

Nathaniel Martin 
John Morey 
Matthew Murry 
Samuel Nightengale Jr 
Jenks Olney 
Joseph Rockwell 
Benjamin Rogers 
James Smith 

James Smith Jr 1769 14088 

Sarah Smith 
Daniel Teflft 
Simeon Thayer 
Amos Throop 
John Throop 
Edward Thurber 
Solomon Townsend Jr 
Ichabod Tuesdell 
James Walker 
Rufus Waterman 
Azariah Whipple 
Jeremiah Wilkey 
Elijah Willoughby 

Jonathan Wilson 1760 14015 

Josiah Viall 1770 14113 

Samuel Viall 
in full of all accounts against his wife William 
Bradford 
on specified accounts Francis Adams on account of 
Dr. Amos Throop 

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1767 14040 
1762 140»0 

1762 14093 

1763 14027 
1790 5476 

I 761 14018 

1789 5168 

1 77 1 14138 

1773 14)W3 
1763 140S5 

1769 14068 

1774 14239 

1784 14390 

1772 14188 
I 77 I 14123 

1768 14O40 
1768 14057 

14005 14118 
I 77 I 14140 
1763 14023 
1768 14043 

1773 14203 

1785 14408 
1784 14449 
1768 14065 

1774 14231 

1770 14108 

1784 14490 
1787 4477 

1787 4377 
1773 14224 
1768 14044 

1771 14125 
1773 14197 
1768 14047 

1783 2978 

1788 4768 

1785 14506 
1765 14037 
1778 14287 
1768 14045 
1785 14546 
1770 14117 

1782 14314 

1790 6605 



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Receipt from Henry Bowen 

Samuel Allen rent of his mother in laws dower 
right in farm in Barrington 1771 14148 

for hogshead of cider and all demands 1781 14819 

Fenner Angell in full for beef had of John Bur- 
ton 1790 8445 
Samuel Bacon on Joanna Allards account 1760 14018 
Sarah Balch for pay in advance for schooling 

Polly and Betsy 1786 14579 

Noah Barrows on account of Prentice Bowen 1760 14010 

Israel Barney in full for rails 1775 14945 

Cyrell Brown for money sent by him by 

Brown's father 1767 14088 

Phanuel Bowen for goods and cash to be deliv- 
ered to Francis Bowen 1769 14081 
Phanuel Bowen executor of Francis Bowen of 

all demands 1781 14146 

Matthew Bowen by agent for butter 1784 14468 

Daniel Brown for pay for keeping horse 1786 14578 

Ezekiel Burr for rent of house 1786 14561 

John Carter on account of Providence Gazette 1775 ^^^7 
1776 14957 

as entrance money for the Providence Ga- 
zette 1769 14070 
Moses Child on account of Col. John 

estate in full of all accounts 1765 14039 

Mary Chandler in full on his mothers account 1763 14090 
Ebenezer Crowell for 1-8 part of schooner 

Ranger 1787 4486 

Nathan Donne for schooling 1787 4100 

William Earle for 9 bushels of oats on Joshua 

Bicknells account 1774 14935 

William Engs Jr on board sloop Nightingale 

sundry goods 1769 14086 

Sylvester Fuller for one silk handkerchief 1787 4901 

Shubek Grant for cordwood 1 1772 14178 

John Greene for balance of account 1763 14096 

Nathaniel Greene for money collected by him 

for Dr. Amos Throop 1768 14041a 

Levi Hall for balance due from Matthew Bowen 1784 14460 
Elijah Harding on account of note of John 

Foster 1765 14035 

Davis Hoppin for rum bought at auction 1784 14479 

Hoppin and Smart through agent for two flutes 

delivered him to sell 1785 14404 

Richard Jackson for use of horse and cart 1790 6618 

William Ladd in full of all demands for trucking 

or any other account 1784 14449 

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Receipt from Henry Bowen 

Hooker Low in full for rent of house and land 

and all accounts 
Jonathan Miles for money to be delivered to 

Benjamin Hubbard 
Matthew Murry in full for his mothers and his 

own account 
Benjamin Mumfoi-d for New York Mercury 
Samuel Nightingale Jr for oats and onions 

14»10 1774 14937 
Daniel Paine for pay in advance for soft soap 
Josiah Seamans for cash toward building vessel 
Magg Shackelford 
Abigail Smith for pay for hay 
Thankful Stone on brother Archibald Stone's 

account 
Henry Tabor in full for all the sauce raised in 
Bowen's garden, which Tabor ** took to the 
halves" 
Elizabeth Thrasher for divers household fur- 
nishings for daughter Elizabeth Martin 
Bennett Wheeler for one year for paper 

for three months papers 
Josiah Viall in pay for salt hay had of Matthew 
Allen 
from Henry Bowen executor of James Adams Matthew 
Watson 
executor of Phanuel Bowen Eliakfm Morse for all 
sums due James Morse 
from Dexter Brown Esek Aldrich for liquors delivered 
to town council by his order 
Sylvanus Martin for all claims against him 
from John Brown Daniel Clarke for tax assessed in 

North Providence 
from Malachi Brown Elisha Hopkins for price of house 
near Messketshawk plain west side of Seven Mile 
Line 
from Moses Brown & Co. John Wiley 
from Richard Brown Thomas Harris for amount due 
from proprietors of Providence for a record book for 
entering etc. regarding lands on west side of Seven 
Mile Line lately purchased for them by Harris 
from Richard Browne Sr and Jr J. Aplin for mortgage 

deeds and agreement as to discharge 
from Brown and Francis Dexter Brown for bill of ex- 
change 
from Elkanah Humphrey of Warren Joseph Smith by 
hand of Henry Bowen one piece of an iron bar 

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1769 14077 

1778 14286 

1763 14084 
1776 14853 
1773 14214 

1786 14573 

1786 14588 

1787 4168 

1784 14486 

1768 14041 



1785 14530 

1789 5X08 

1785 8255 

1784 14324 

1783 14325 

1776 14255 

I 761 14010 

1782 14810 
1782 14821 

1779 1662 



1789 14670 
1772 461 



1717 
1748 14711 
1789 14871 
1764 14031 



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Receipt 

from estate of Amos Kinnecut Abijah Fisher 1771 431 

for money advanced for ship Friendship William Morris 1784 14857 
from town John Gndlej for 38 plank 1785 3683 

and agreement to quit a farm William Williams 1730 14673 

Records bill of Brown Rogers and Brown against town for 

one record book 1784 3166 

book for registering deeds etc. 1788 4786 

one account book for a record book 1788 4787 

Clarke and Nightengale against town for paper for 

town clerk 1784 3»4l 

Walker Harding against town for making bookcase 

for town clerk 1784 3176 

Philip Paine against town for binding one royal 
book in calf for use of town clerks office 1783 9987 

order of town clerk on town treasurer in favor of John 

Waterman for books 1771 ISO31 

removal of to Johnston bill of Amos Chaffee against 
town for carting a load of records of Inferior Court 
and the records of the town to Col. John Watermans in 
Johnston on Dec. 9 1776 1777 l»8l 

bill of John Waterman against town for removing 

keeping and returning the town records 1779 1690 

certificate of vote of town to pay Amos Chaffee for 
removing the town records to Johnston by war^ 
rant from the Governor upon the alarm in Decem- 
ber last 1777 1230 
resolutions of town meeting as to 1778 4766 
report of books of records and papers on file in office of 
town clerk 1755 Ji74 
Remonstrance to General Assembly against divi- 
sion of town 1765 880 800 
Rent paid by Henry Bowen, see Receipts from H. Bowen 
for estate of Joseph Ingraham, see Estate 
for tenements for poor, see Poor 
on account of small pox, see Small Pox 
for house furniture etc. for family of William Heradon 

bill of Mary Seamans against town for 1790 6606 

ground rent of shop formerly of Jonathan Clark now be- 
longing to town paid to Arthur Fenner 1774 668 
warrant to warn town meeting to consider the hiring of 
rooms by town and the payment of rent therefor 178a 9670 
Renunciation of Trust as executor under will of 

William Harris by Andrew Harris 1681 14 

Report effect of blockade, see Blockade 

bread com distribution, see Bread Corn Distribution 

bridges, see Bridge 

division of town, see Division of Town 

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Report 

Capt. John Updike's machines, see Fire Apparatus 

gaol lot and jail, see Gaol 

highways, see Highway 

iron and flour, see Iron and Flour 

market house, see Market House 

lotteries, see Lottery 

of overseers or keepers of workhouse* see Poor 

of overseer of poor, sec Poor 

records etc. on file, see Records 

revolutionary matters, see Revolution 

schools and schoolhouses, see Schools and Sckoolkouses 

small pox, see Small Pom 

collectors of taxes, see Tax 

receipts from licenses, see Tavern 

tide mill at Weybosset bridge, see Tide Mill 

town sergeant, see Town Sergeant 

town treasurer, see Town Treasurer 

vendue master, see Vendue Master 

regulation of town watch, see Watch 

condition of work house, see Work House Estate 

of committee appointed to ascertain the value of lands 

occupied by the public on the hill to the eastward of 

town 1777 ia3» 

of Deputy Governor to town meeting as to committee at 

East Greenwich 1779 1813 

to town council as to riot and rioters 1783 M78 

of Simeon Shepard as to expenses of apprehending 

Francis Antram 1777 1165 

Bequest to call Town Meeting as to bridges, see Bridge 
constitution of United States, see Constitution of United 

States 
constitutional convention, see Constitutional Convention 
state of commerce etc., see Foreign Relations 
address to Gen. Greene, see Greene General 
highways paving etc., see Highway 
legal tender law, see Legal Tender Law 
repealing act of assembly, see Paper Money Bank 
revolutionary matters, see Revolution 
abolition of slavery, see Slavery Abolition of 
tax and taxation, see Tau 

reception for Gen. Washington, see Washington General 
to receive reports of committees etc. 1785 8486 

to elect representative to Congress 1790 5745 

to complete action of meeting of Oct. 18 1790 5761 

Besigrnation of member of town council Benoni Pearce 1782 8789 

of member of General Assembly Thomas Jenkins 1783 8977 

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Revolutiony see also Revolutionary fafers referring to Barrington 
alarm company list of men drafted to do military duty 
and of those who stood their chance and were not 
drafted 
arms and accoutrements bill Paul Allen 1776 974 

Zephaniah Andrews 
Christopher Barney 
Thomas Bicknell 
John Humphrey 
Daniel Jackson 
John Jenks 
Stephen Jenckes 
Prince Keen 
John King 
Edward Martin 
Elisha Peck 
Martin Seamans 
Charles Stevens 
Benjamin Thurbcr 
Martin Thurber 
Isaac Tuckerman 
list of men to be supplied with arms by town 
list of inhabitants able to bear arms from the lower 
end of town to the great bridge 

to the northward of house of Nathaniel Wheaton 
order of committee on town treasurer in payment for 
in favor of Thomas Bicknell 
Timothy Fuller 
Philip Pain 
William Potter 
of David Bacon on town treasurer in favor of 
Mr. Wheaton for drum for our company going 
to Newport 
of William Potter on town treasurer in favor of 
Nathaniel Atwood towards order accepted to 
pay for 20 guns 
receipt for by committee to James Wheaton and 

order on town treasurer 
report of committee to procure with rules and regu- 
lations regarding care and use of same 
request to call a town meeting in regard to military 

stores in Whipple Hall schoolhouse 
vote of town meeting to pay Benoni Pearce's bill for 

taking account of 
warrant to call a town meeting 
barracking of troops bill of William Compton for warn- 
ing town council to provide rooms for French officers 



1778 


I49» 


r4 1780 ' 


IS60 


1775 


858 


1776 


966 


1775 


864 


1776 


805 


1778 1445 


1 176 


886 


1776 


045 


1776 


880 


1776 


053 


1776 


016 


1776 


090 


1776 


018 


1777 1810 


1776 


034 


1776 


878 


1776 


048 


1776 


005 


1776 1060 


1776 1050 


1776 


885 


1776 


880 


1776 808 937 


1776 


040 



1776 1064 

1776 015 
1776 008 

1775 ««> 
1780 9189 

1776 007 

1780 9181 

1 781 9478 



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Revolution barracking of troops 

minutes of preamble and resolution of town meeting 
report as to Mons. De Jeunecourts quarters 

on condition of work house 
request to call town meeting to provide rooms for 
officers of Duke de Lauzerne's legion 
AS to appropriation of market house to use of 
French troops 
vote of town meeting as to occupants of rooms in 
market house 
as to present occupants of former hospital quar- 
ters of French troops 
repairs of work house used for barracking the 
troops 
warrant to call town meeting as to appropriating 
market house to use of French troops 
battery at Fox hill regulations concerning 
beacon bill of Joseph Brown against town for spar 

Nicholas Brpwn against town for materials 
blockade report of committee to examine into 
bread corn for army, see Supplies for Soldiers post 
Boston support of poor receipt by committee of cor- 
respondence from town treasurer for money granted 
by Providence 
bounty money account by town treasurer of notes paid 
sundry persons for money hired to pay soldiers 
account in hard money of town of Providence 
bill of town against State for bounties paid for sol- 
diers enlisted into the fifteen months service 
of James Arnold against town for commissions 
on moneys received from the general treasury 
and paid for bounty of men enlisted into the 
continental service and for bounty of men 
enlisted into the fifteen months service 
list of notes paid sundry persons hired hard money 

to pay soldiers bounty by town treasurer 
receipt for bounty money from town by John An- 
thony 

Michael Field 
James Hays 
Nathan Warner 
from committee by Felix Holbrook 
Benjamin Low 
Thomas Pagon 
Elijah Walker 
from treasurer by John Andoni 
Mingo Bently 
Abel Chace by William Rhodes 

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1779 1685 
1781 2413 

1780 900» 

1780 9J3«9 

1781 »407 

1782 «740 
1782 »668 
1779 1830 

1781 »407 

1775 »«» 

1775 825 

1785 3518 

1777 1»88 



1775 "^W 

1780 »156 
1780 9155 

1777 1296 



1777 1851 

1780 2156 

2780 2135 
1780 2128 
1780 2138 
1780 2126 
1780 2103 
1780 2016 
1780 2075 
1780 2069 
1780 2011 
1780 2109 

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Revolution receipt for bounty from treasurer hy 
Edward Davis 
James Duncan 
Nicolle Eberde 
' Patten Fitz Gerald 
Prince Gooding 
Tlionias Greenwood 
Thomas Hart 
Joseph Hoylc 
Edward Jones 
Sani Jones 

Sweet Luther (by Zephaniah Andrews) 
- John Davis Parker 
William Phetteplace 
Edward Price 
Cyrus Proctor 
James Smith 
John Spohan 
John Thompson 
John Wellman 
from classes Nathan Angel Is class Primus Slo- 
cum from town treasurer for loo silver and 
6000 continental dollars 
class No. 2 (Welcome Arnolds) Job Tobias 

from Welcome Arnold one hundred hard 

dollars 
Col. Atwels class James Gordon from Amos 

Atwell 100 silver and 6000 continental 

dollars 
Joseph Browns class Solomon Traw from 

Joseph Brown for 100 silver and 6000 con- 
tinental dollars 
Nicholas Browns class Francois Pool from 

N. Brown for 100 silver and gold and 6000 

continental dollars 
— — class William Rude from Richard 

Cooke for 100 silver dollars state bounty 

and 6000 continental dollars bounty of 

class 
Capt. John Demounts class No. i Caleb 

Weaver from Nathaniel Wheaton for 100 

Spanish milled silver dollars 
Col. Joseph Nightingales class No. 10 

Rufus Allen from Col. J. Nightingale for 

100 silver dollars and 6000 continental 
Capt. Nicholas Powers class John Hill from 

William Whipple for 100 silver dollars 
Capt. Zachariah Aliens class No. 9 Consider 

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1780 19088 
1780 MKI19 
1780 »058 

1780 9038 
1778 1449 

1781 ZSZ\ 
1781 S419 
1778 1449 
1780 M67 
1780 »115 
1778 1450 
1780 9009 
1780 »10l 
1780 9079 
1780 9148 
1780 9078 
1780 9011 
1780 9065 
1780 9054 



I 781 9396 
1781 9397 
I 781 9318 

1780 1879 

1781 9368 

1781 9394 

1781 9310 

1781 9319 
I 781 9309 



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RevolutioH receipt for bounty from Z. Allen's class 

Bushee from Capt. Zachariah Allen for 
ICO silver dollars 
Arthur Fenner Jr class No. 12 Prince 
Thompson from A. Fenner Jr for 100 
Spanish milled dollars 
John Watermans class one of the delinquent 
classes of the town Thomas Greenwood 
from town treasurer for 7000 continental 
dollars paper money part of bounty due 
from Welcome Arnold by Job Pike 
Jabez Bowen by Cornelius Drisdell 

by John Delesdernier 
John Brown by Nicholas Power 

by Caesar a negro 
Nicholas Cooke by Caleb Teel Jr 
Levi Hall by Samuel FuUerton 
by John Proud 
by Richard Tokley 
by Solomon Trow 
John Mathewson by Consider Miller 

by Abiathur Willson 
Joseph Nightingale by Amos Lawrence 
Benoni Pearce by Timothy Berry 
by John Dalson 
by James Gall 
by Thomas Greenwood 
by Pomp Reaves 
by John Stevens 
Edward Spaulding by John Teel 
Edward Thurber by Clark Brown 
Thomas Freeman by John Champbell 
by Benjamin Champney 
by John Scudder 
by William Willson 
report of distribution of bounty money to men 
enlisted by town 
of committee to examine abstracts of troops as 
to men entitled to town's bounty 
vote of town ordering William Rhodes to get money 
from the general treasury to be paid for enlisting 
men 
camp followers resolution of town council as to strangers 

women and others who have attended the army 
cartridges bill of Thomas Truman for making 
certificate that Elizabeth Freeman belongs to Lieut. 
Col. Smith's regiment stationed at Pawtuxet 
that Patrick Capron was killed at Monmouth 

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1781 1)308 
1781 »338 



1781 J93S6 

1780 J8193 

1 781 23»3 
1781 %S%& 
1780 9131 
1780 9181 
1780 »1»0 

1780 9061 
1780 MMI3 
1780 3M>e» 
1780 ;eo30 

1780 »106 
1780 83)90 
1780 SO^ 

1780 8008 

1780 idooe 
1780 idooe 

1780 MMM 
1780 2017 

1780 doi» 

1780 aii7 

1781 «318 
1780 »07« 

1780 %l\% 

1780 8045 
1780 9059 

1777 1809 

1778 1556 



1777 1»51 

1780 1900 

1777 1294 

1778 1553 
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Revolution 

classification of town see Class Bounty Receipts, Bounty 
Money sufra and Recruit Receipts post 
class I. Nathan Angell's class list of members and 
assessments 1782 9681 

memorandum of money received from members 1782 S800 
order of committee for classing town on town treas- 
urer for one quire paper and one dozen quills etc. 1782 2658 
one quire of ** better paper ** 1782 9650 

one pound of candles 1782 9660 

in favor of John Peabody for attendance 1782 9661 

receipt by N. Wheaton committee for one quire of 
writing paper for use of town for classing the in- 
habitants I 781 9801 
by John Thompson from class No. i an order on 
State for one thousand dollars gratuity al- 
lowed by class for enlisting 1780 9000 
committee of correspondence. See Boston support of 
Poor sufra 
bond of Benjamin Barney to town treasurer as to 
voyage to Nantucket 1775 866 
of John Waterman 1775 863 
committee of inspection and attendance bill of William 

Compton for warning 1776 017 

continental money town of Providence new emission to 

divers persons 1781 15067a 

council of war order as to conduct of inhabitants of town 1777 1168 

on general treasurer in favor of town for benefit 

of families of soldiers 1779 1780 

resolutions as to providing corn and rye 1781 9484 

delinquents. See Hire Money /<>5/ 

bill of Paul Allen for going to East Greenwich to 

obtain returns 1780 9841 

certificate that James Hammon is hired by the town 
council to do military duty in room of Ebenezer 
Thompson Esq. 1777 1339 

list of those who refuse to do military service and 

of those hired in their room 1777 1330 

report of drafted men having ** tender conscience " 
of drafted men *< having none", and action of 
town council thereon 1777 1337 

of Joshua Lindlcy commander of Providence 
Grenadier Company that Benjamin Marshall 
drafted into said company refuses to appear to 
do duty 1777 1808 

resolution of town council as to delinquency of Levi 

Arnold for conscience sake 1779 1607 

return of in Capt. Llndley's Company 1777 14980 

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Revolution delinquents return of 




by Col. Mathewson 


1778 1494 


by Col. Richmond in his Company 


1777 14S80 


by Capts. Russell and Keene 


1777 14«80 


by Capt. Snow's Company 


1777 14980 


by Col. Tillinghast's Company 


1777 14280 


of muster of John Delesdenier for one of delin* 




quent classes 




warrant of distraint against sundry delinquents in 




military duty 


1778 1805 


against John Burroughs 


1778 1461 


Stephen Kelton and Amasa Gray 


1778 1546 


warrant to town sergeant to collect of delin- 




quents sums paid to hire others in their room 


1777 133» 


1778 1405 




deputy warrant to elect to represent town in General 




Assembly in place of Stephen Hopkins who is serv- 




ing as delegate for colony in Continental Congress 


1776 018 


discharge of soldier, Caesar Powers 


1780 8188 


enlistment certificate by Ebenezer Macomber as to 




Joseph Payne 


1786 15088b 


by Caleb Weaver 


1781 8810 


motion of sundry persons to enlist this town's defi- 




ciency of the 15 months battalion 


1777 !»«» 


order of Silas Talbot on town treasurer for amount 




allowed for enlisting men for town 


1777 1850 


papers oaths etc. of John Andoni 


1780 8011 


John Anthony 


1780 8184 


Mingo Bently 


1780 8108 


Timothy Berry 


1780 8007 


Abel Chace 


1778 1448 


Benjamin Champney 


1780 8111 


John Chempbell 


1780 8071 


Edward Davis 


1780 8074 


John Dalson 


1780 8018 


James Duncan 


1780 8081 


Nicolle Eberde 


1780 8057 


Patten Fite Gerald 


1780 8081 


Michael Field 


1780 8187 


Samuel Fullerton 


1780 8060 


James Gall 


1780 8018 


Thomas Greenwood 


1780 8018 


Prince Gooding 


1778 1449 


Felix Holbrook 


1780 8100 


James Hays 


1780 8187 


Edward Jones 


1780 8066 


Amos Lawrence 


1780 8018 


Robert Leonard 


1780 8018 



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Revolution enlistment papers oaths etc. of 

Benjamin Low 1780 8013 

Sweet Luther 1778 1«0 

Consider Miller 1780 »105 

Thomas Pagon 1780 »074 

John Davis Parker 1780 »007 

William Pettiplace 1780 2100 

Job Pike 1780 «l«a 

John Pond 1780 »060 

Csesar Power 1780 »180 

Edward Price 1780 »07T 

Cyrus Proctor 1780 »14» 

Pomp Reaves 1780 2018 

John Scudder 1780 2044 

James Smith 1780 2077 

John Steven 1780 2011 

Caleb Teel Jr 1780 2119 

John Teel 1780 2116 

John Thompson 1780 2052 

Richard Tokley 1780 2001 

Solomon Trow 1780 2030 

Elijah Walker 1780 2066 

John Wellman 1780 2052 

William Wilson 1780 2071 

receipt of Samuel Hamlin from town treasurer to re- 
cruit for town 1780 2041 2066 

report of names of men enlisted in May with ad- 
vances to 1775 14763 

of six months men who enlisted for Providence 1780 2165 
of Col. William Peck as to recruits furnished 

by town 1780 2145 
of men enlisted into the continental service by 

Simeon Thayer Major 1777 1200 

request to call town meeting to provide troops 1781 2369 2587 

vote of town ordering William Rhodes to get money 

from the general treasury for enlisting men 1777 1251 

appointing committee to enlist men, etc. 1781 2519 

warrant to call town meeting to raise town's quota 

for continental army 1780 2288 

to call town meeting to raise troops 1781 2867 2588 
1782 2665 

expedition against Rhode Island certificate by John 
Brown that John Angell served with him in Gen. 
Sullivan's boat 1779 1680 
by Capt. J. Snow as to drafting John Angell 1779 1672 
by Col. William West that Dr. Ebenezer Rich- 
mond did duty 1779 1678 
list of brigades on Rhode Island 1778 14780 

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Revolution expedition against Rhode Island 

memorandum of receipt from Theodore Foster ot 
moneys he received from those delinquent in duty 
in 1778 1591 

orders general issued from camp before Newport 1778 14^19% 

order of William Bastow on " Mr. Officer" in favor 
of Reuben Potter for duty done in June and July 1781 S548 

John Dexter on Joseph Allen or otherwise the 
officer in favor of R. Potter for services on 
Rhode Island 1781 S547 

Peter Taylor in favor John Russell for certifi- 
cate ** for doing months duty and any more 
that he can get " 1782 «73l 

William Tourtellot on town treasurer for ser- 
vice under Capt. Allen at Newport 17&2 VtVt 
petition of Dr. Ebenezer Richmond to town meeting 

as to service 1779 1684 

receipt of John Angell from town treasurer for his 

wages as a drafted man 1779 leos 

report of men in Col. Bailey's regiment who did duty 
in September 1781 ** and paid their wages by the 
town of Providence" 1782 S819 

in Col. Christopher Greenes regiment who did 
duty in October 1781 1782 S8l» 

wagon service in accounts of cash advances 1778 14798 14799 
list of men drafted from ranks to drive teams 1778 1479S 

memorandum of expenses 1778 14783 

return of horses and geers in Col. H. Jacksons 
corps 1778 14801 

of men and teams impressed in the conti- 
nental service on Rhode Island and else- 
where 1778 14796 
of men and teams employed in public service 
from July to September 1778 in Providence 
and on Rhode Island 1778 14797 
of teams belonging to Attleborough pressed 

by Col. Bowen's orders 1778 14800 

of teams brought on the island for use of 

the continent 1778 1479S 

of teams in Col. Greene's brigade before 

Newport 1778 14789 

of teams on Rhode Island pressed or hired 1778 14790 
of teams from Rehoboth 1778 14794 

of teams 1778 14795 

voucher for yoke of oxen taken into continental 
service 1778 14808 

warrant to warn town meeting to discuss whether 
freemen will make an extra allowance to men 
drafted to do duty 1781 11499 

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Revolution 

express bill for horse hire William Barker 1781 S491 

Benjamin Fry 1779 1681 

receipts for riding Amos Haile 1779 14308 

James Mill 1779 14805 

fortifications bill of James Angell for wood for fort 1776 1479 

William Compton for warning townsmen to 

work 1775 859 1776 098 1088 1 777 1141 1199 
Barnard Eddy for labor 1776 9/Vt 
report of committee appointed to ascertain the value 
of lands occupied by the public on the hill to the 
eastward of this town 1777 1«8« 
grog shops and tippling houses letter of Nicholas Cort- 
landt A. D. C. to president of town council as to sup- 
pression of 1778 1501 
of Adjt. Gen. Peck to town council 1778 1458 
hire money sums paid by town council for persons to do 
military duty in *« room of delinquents *' receipt by 
Isaac Barker 1777 1819 
Jonathan Brownell 1777 1818 
Ebenezer Hill 1777 1810 
Benjamin Keen ist 1777 1809 
Benjamin Knower and Daniel Knower 1777 1807 
' William Loring and Thomas Chaffee 1777 1806 
John Mathewson 1777 1817 
Nathan Merrill 1777 1815 
Ralph Merry 1777 I8II 
Clement Peckham 1777 1318 
Benjamin Reynolds and John Robey 1777 1805 
hospital for troops bill of Theodore Foster against town 1780 8888 
petition of Dr. Jonathan Arnold to General Assem- 
bly 1781 8610 
report of hospital service for troops 1781 8610 
use of college as hospital 1780 8095 
memorandum soldiers account of B. Pearce 1781 8807 
muster return of John Chempbell 1780 8078 
Edward Jones 1780 8068 
Newport administration of estate of Jonathan Lewis late 
of minute of grant 1777 1849 
certificate that Joseph Clarke is voter in 1776 968 
poor of order of overseer of poor on town treasurer 
for benefit of persons not specifically named in 
favor of bearer who is one of poor of Newport 1776 1106 
in favor of Joseph Bradford, carting goods for 1776 960 
Gideon Comstock rent 1776 900 1777 1184 1878 
Joseph Hawkins for keeping 1778 1471 
for benefit of Miriam Bagley 1776 954 961 
Susanna Colvin 1778 1481 1588 

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Revolution Newport poor order for benefit ot 

Samuel Crandall 1778 i486 

Sarah Fish 1779 1657 

Sarah Gleason 1776 906 VW^ 954 061 1104 

1777 1201 1«99 1778 1866 
Ann Manchester 1776 900 910 939 10S» 106S 

1777 1176 1877 1301 1336 1348 
Samuel Marshall 1776 903 919 

Catharine Nichols 1776 1095 1777 IIW 

Benjamin Read's child 1780 1905 1916 1935 1947 1958 

1970 1977 1991 2048 2151 2223 2224 2227 2235 

Simses family 1785 3654 

Thankful Smith and child 1779 1856 

1780 1873 1888 1880 

Marcy Stodard 1778 1496 

Richard Whitehorne 1776 1072 

1777 1186 1253 1273 1298 1320 1326 1354 I 778 1886 

1420 1434 1465 1505 1537 

pay abstract Capt. John Whipple's company Lieut. Col. 

George Peck's regiment on Rhode Island 1781 2596 

petition in relation to escape of William Prentice 1782 2786 

of Michael Stapleton to General Lee 1776 925 

prisoner escaped offer of reward for William Prentice 1782 2782 

poor aid to flag of truce passengers Mrs. How and son 

waiting passage to New York 1782 2811 

to James Morris a prisoner from New York 1781 2304 

to a prisoner from New York 1783 2867 

to people that came in flag from Charlestown 1780 2260 

Nathaniel Wells from New York 1783 2835 2838 2843 

to prison ship sufferers John Anderson 1783 2872 

William Eccleston 1782 2792 2793 2795 2797 

1783 2937 1784 3266 
men from prison ship in New York 1783 2869 
to soldiers Robert Anderson 1783 2881 
John Anthony 1784 8220 
George Gare of Sutton 1783 2908 
soldier with frozen feet 1782 2667 
soldiers enlisted but not mustered 1781 2379 
transient formerly in French service 1783 2875 
to soldiers* families Mrs. Patrick Caten 1778 1454 
Mrs. Fullerton 1779 1857 
Mrs. Edward Burke and child 1778 1897 
Mrs. William White 1778 1884 1885 
rent of house for Marcy Squibb during time 
French troops occupied work house 1782 2697 
privateer Modesty first cruise account of division of pro- 
ceeds of 1783 14842 
account for shares of proceeds of Abraham 
Archer with Joseph FoUett 1783 14845 

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Revolution privateer Modesty first cruise account for shares 

with William Fuller 1783 14844 

with Elias Jones 1783 14848 

agreement of Ignatius Pitts as to purchase of 

two ** deserving shares " 1783 14837 

bill of sale of parts of seaman's share Stephen 

Corps to James Walker %, 1783 14840 

Benjamin Hill to Richard Hinman X 1783 14847 

John Hill to Jonathan Tillinghast % 1783 14830 

Uriah Westcott % 1783 148S4 

of ^ a share Uriah Westcott to Thurston 

& Jenkins 1783 14835 

of rum on board Collie Willie Fenner to 
Thomas Tate 1783 148«7 

John Hill to Thurston and Jenkins 1783 14831 

Jonathan Marsh to Thurston and Jen- 
kins 1783 14833 14833 
Uriah Westcott to Thurston & Jenkins 178314334 
certificate of register of court of admiralty as 

to condemnation of - 1783 148S0 

certified list of crew of 1783 14826 

letter concerning W. Morris to George Throop 1783 14836 
power of attorney to Sylvanus Martin as agent 

of members of crew 178314885 

receipt on account of shares in proceeds Esther 
Corp's son Stephen's share 1783 14843 

Power and Rogers Colliwiller Fenner's 

share 1783 

Uriah Hinman Benjamin Hill's share 1783 
settlement for master's share (5^^ seamans 
share) of James Brown 1783 

second cruise bill of sale of one share in Uriah West- 
cott to West and Tillinghast 1783 
receipt by owners of schooner Speedwell from 
William Morris for payment of % part of 
schooner and cargo and % part of damages for 
her illegal detention as prize 1784 14860 
Quakers list of drawn to do duty in this state 1777 1280 
quartermaster's service, commission as Deputy Quarter- 
master General to Dexter Brown ' 1780 14807 
minutes of delivery of horses for use of the conti- 
nent I 781 14883-7 
receipt for carting two 9-pounder8 to Providence 1781 14883-0 
for money to buy horses for use of continent 1781 14883-8 
request for payment for a pair of g^ns taken from 
the sloop Gen. Wayne at Warren 1780 14805 
records removal of, see Records 

recruit return by officer for receipt of enlisted man from 
town for Thomas Pagon 1780 8076 

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Revolution recruit return for receipt 

to town council for Ebenezer Hill 
Benjamin Keene 
Ralph Merry 
John Davis Parker 
from town committee for John Anthony 
Samuel Fullerton 
James Gawl (Gall) 
Thomas Greenwood 
Robert Leonard 
Benjamin Low 
John Pond 
Edward Price 
Pomp Reaves 
James Smith 
Richard Tokley 
Elijah Walker 
John Well man 
William Wilson 
from classes to Capt. Z. Allen's to William Petti- 
place 
Nathan Angell's to John Thompson 
Welcome Arnold's to Job Pike 
Col. Atwell's to John Anthony 
Gov. Bowen's to James Hays 
James Brown's to Michael Field 
John Brown's to Caesar Power 
Gov. Cooke's to Caleb Teel 
Mr. Demount's to Mingo Bently 
Arthur Fenner's to Samuel Jones 
Capt. Mathewson's to Consider Miller 
Joseph Nightengale's to Amos Lawrence 
Capt. Power's to Felix Holbrook 
Nicholas Power's to Benjamin Champney 
Joseph Russell's to John Teel 
Col. Wall's to Nathen Warner 
Nathan Waterman's to Cyrus Proctor 
royalists status of request to call town meeting to dis- 
cuss 
Scituate order of town treasurer on town treasurer oi 
Providence for certificates belonging to Scituate for 
payment of its quota of men to do duty on Rhode 
Island 
supplies for the army account of beef delivered to the 
State 
bill against United States for use of large eight-cord 
scow in public service upon the eastern shores 
Henry Bowen 1777 14969 

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1777 1314 
1777 1314 
1780 2010 
1780 9014 
1780 9069 
1780 9014 
1780 9014 
1780 9019 
1780 9014 
1780 9064 
1780 9088 
1780 9015 
1780 9068 
1780 9008 
1780 9070 
1780 9058 
1780 9014 

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1780 9113 
1780 9118 
1780 9195 
1780 9144 

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Revolution^ supplies for the army, bill 

against town for beef mostly cattle delivered at 
Coventry John Demount 
Job Smith 
Obadiah Sprague 
Adam Whiting 
for expenses of beef cattle transactions 
John Demount 

Joseph Hawkins 1781 

for blankets Daniel Cooke 
against James Arnold on account of town for 
beef cattle delivered at Coventry Clarke and 
Nightengale 

John Demount 1781 !e584 2696 

Joseph and William Russell 
for Indian corn Moses Cooper 
rye John Demount 
corn and rye Josiah Greene 
against John Demount fat oxen for army by Ste- 
phen Hall 
certificate of secretary of state as to John Demounts 

bill for provisions supplied the guards 
list of men in Capt. Burrills company furnished 

with blankets by town council 
order of Deputy Governor on town treasurer in favor 
of Solomon Southwick D. C. G. issues for fresh 
beef 
receipt by Deputy Governor from town for beef 

by Capt. James Burrill from town council for 

blankets 
by Lieut. David Lawrence from town council for 

blankets 
by Stephen Mumford from town for hard money 

and beef 
by William Rhodes from town by John Demount 

for four beef cattle 
by town treasurer for two beef cattle 
from State for town of Providence by Mr. John 
Demount for 7 fat cattle for the United States 
by Capt. James Snow from James Burrill i 

blanket to be returned to town council 
by Solomon Southwick D. C. G. J. from town 
beef (cattle) 1781 8476 

corn 

money in lieu of corn 1781 

corn and rye 1781 

Indian meal 



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1781 2649 

I 781 2618 

I 781 2363 

2367 2634 

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1782 2700 
I 78 I 2663 
I 78 I 2461 
1781 2666 
1781 2467 

I 781 2347 

1781 2607 

1777 1118 

1781 2667 

1782 2613 

1777 1119 

1777 1119 

1781 2360 

I 781 2661 
I 78 I 2621 

1781 2480 

1777 1129 

2617 2664 
I 781 2694 
2613 2614 
2466 2491 
1781 2386 
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Revolution^ supplies for the army, receipt 

by general treasurer from town treasurer for 

town's proportion of beef 1781 9440 

request to call town meeting as to purchase of beef 1781 88d9 

bread corn 1781 8309 S5S7 

to make further provision for soldiers 1781 8845 

vote of town meeting as to supplies of beef 1781 9885 

beef and corn 1781 9440 

bread com ' 1779 1004 

to hire gold and silver money to supply beef 1781 9481 

to pay John Demount for provisions supplied 

the guards 1781 9500 

warrant to warn town meeting to raise beef 1781 9834 9439 

beef and blankets 1781 9848 

beef and corn 17819458 

bread corn and fresh beef 1781 9499 

bread com 1781 9807 9588 

clothing 1782 9005 

further provision 1781 9875 

supplies 1781 9409 

taxes continental account of Benjamin Hoppin settled 1784 8977 

assessment of bill of Lewis Peck 1779 1770 

Nathan Waterman 1779 1789 1780 9950 

Nathaniel Wheaton 1780 1878 1950 9148 

1782 2719 9803 

William Wheaton 1779 1783 1780 9949 

levied in silver and paper to repay money borrowed 

to buy beef for continental army 1781 9885 

receipt by general treasurer from collector of rates 
in part of town's proportion of 1782 9080 9089 9087 9709 

9718 9707 
in full of town's proportion of 1782 9704 

test or declaration of the inhabitants of Providence 1776 15058-1 

list of signers (copy) 1776 15058-1 

list of men living in Providence who did not sign 
(copy) I 

test act subscribed 
wages of soldiers bill of Simeon Thayer against town for 
wages paid to named enlisted men in regiments of 
Cols. Olney and Baley 
memoranda concerning 

order on James Arnold paymaster by Benjamin 
Champney 1780 1874 . 

by Stephen Corps 
by Esmerillon Fuller 
by Thomas Greenwood 
by Robert Lenerd 
by Cyms Proctor 

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1781 


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I . 1781 


9308 


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9597 


1781 


9580 


1780 


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1781 


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Revolution^ wages of soldiers, order on James Arnold 

by Pomp Reaves 1780 »!954 

by James Smith 1781 »S30 

by Job Trow 1781 2815 

on James Arnold for certificates for wages by 

Job Bears 1781 »545 

by Jeremiah Jcncks 1782 2726 

by Stephen Remington 1781 2529 

by Charles Wheaton 1781 2528 

by John Whipple 1783 2624 

on James Arnold town treasurer for Felix Hol- 

brook 1781 2811 

for Amos Lawrence 178 1 2882 

for Job Trow 1781 2815 
on Joseph Allen or otherwise the treasurer John 

Dexter 1781 2547 

on Mr. Officer by William Bastow 1781 2548 

Viall Ailen James Young 1781 2455 

Capt. Reuben Sprague Seth Levall 1781 2520 

power of attorney to collect John Hana to Joseph 

Martin 1783 2905 
receipt from town by hands of Major Simeon Thayer 
by soldiers of Capt. Wheaton's company Col. 

Baley's regiment 1781 2544 
by soldiers of Capt. Amos Whipple's company 
Col. Christopher Olney's and Col. Baley's 

regiments 1781 2574 
by soldiers of Capt. John Whipple's company 

Col. Christopher Olney's regiment 1781 2565 
from James Arnold of certificates for by mem- 
bers of Capt. Joseph Allen's company in Col. 
Kimball's regiment 1781 2508 
from James Arnold of ten hard dollars by Ben- 
jamin Champney 1780 1868 
from Jabez Bowen by James Hays 1780 2140 
from John Mathewson president of the council 

by Richard Wanstanly 1777 1^118 

from Benoni Pearce by John Anthony 1780 2296 

Silas Proctor 1781 2821 

from Thomas Sabin by James Hays 1780 2141 

from Maj. John Whipple in goods by Thomas 

Evered 1781 2459 

Job Stone 1781 2471 

request to call town meeting to insure payment of 

soldiers 1781 2512 
vote of town meeting as to payment of and assessing 

tax in gold and silver to raise funds therefor 1781 2805 2806 

providing for payment of troops 1781 2589 



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Rruolution^ wages of soldiers 

warrant to warn town meeting to insure payment of 

soldiers 1781 2511 

wagon service account of Ephraim Bowen D. Q^ M. G. 
with Dexter Brown D. W. M. G. 1778 14804 

of state horses bought by General Spencer's 

orders and by Thomas Sabin 1777 14764 

of horses purchased for continental service by 

Henry Bowen 1778 14299 

pages of Dexter Brown's accounts 1778 14785 14788 

instructions as to powers and duties of officers and 

men in wagon service 1777 14782 

memoranda sundry as to 1778 14786 1782 14763 

minutes of certificates issued 1778 14802 

of horses supplied per orders 1777 14823-1 14823-2 14823-8 
receipt from Henry Bowen for price of horses bought 
for continental service John Felshaw Jr 1778 14285 14201 

John Merell 1778 14288 

Peter Post 1778 14200 

John Russ 1778 14280 

from Dexter Brown for horses Elisha Capron 1777 14781 
Daniel Clarke 1777 14775 

Andrew Comstock 1777 14776 

Daniel Daggett 1777 14766 

Jeremiah Ingraham 1777 14771 

Samuel Fox 1777 14768 

William Latham 1777 14773 14774 

Thomas Lindsey 1777 1*770 

James Martin 1777 14770 

Samuel Pratt 1777 14780 

Joshua Vaughan 1777 1*778 

William Waterman 1777 14777 

Benjamin Williams 1777 14760 

AbncrWood 1777 14767 

divers receipts for prices of horses 1777 14765 

for payments for the requirements of public ser- 
vice 
return of teams collected by James Sabin 
by C. Brown 
of oxen 
watch list of names with the number of nights each 
person is to watch and vote of town as to same 
order of Jabez Bowen by order of council on town 
treasurer in favor of Beriah Curtis etc. for watching 
Revolationary papers referring: to Barringrton 
ammunition bullets for Cambridge receipt by John 
Short Jr from town treasurer on account of Capt. 
Samuel Bosworth 

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1778 14762 
1778 14787 
1778 14701' 

1775 803 

1776 077 



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Revolutionary papers rejerring to Barrington 

cartridge making order of town clerk on town treasurer 
in favor of Lieut. Viall Allen 
magazine chest receipt bj^ Nathaniel Heath from 

town treasurer for price of 
powder and magazine chest receipt by town commit- 
tee from town treasurer for 
powder receipt for by James Brown from Henry 
Bowen 
by Joshua Bicknell from town treasurer out of 
town stock 
arms receipt from Henry Bowen committee appointed to 
purchase guns for poor of town for gun and bayonet 
by William Andrews 
gun, bayonet and belt by James Bushee 
price of gun sold him by Jabez Barney 
Nathaniel Paine 
arms and ammunition account of purchased by Henry 

Bowen for poor of town 
class tax of Henry Bowen receipt for with fees 
delinquent receipt by Henry Bowen town treasurer from 
Henry Bowen for fine for non-attendance to military 
duty 
receipt by Joshua Bicknell from treasury of said fine 
for delinquency 
loan certificate by commissioner that Henry Bowen- 
lodged in loan office five hundred dollars in part of 
Barrington's proportion of 20,000,000 
supplies receipt by Nathan Martin from Henry Bowen 
for price of blanket sold him for use of poor 
Return to Purchasers as to highway to lead to narrow 

passage 
Reward offer of by A. Belknap for thief 
for Jacob Johnston horse thief 
for William Prentis an escaped prisoner 
Ride to Newport on town's business bill of Josiah 

Gifford 1790 57Sa 

Rhsrming: [Effusion supposed of Rev. John Grice 1781 i4823-« 

♦ Rhythmical Memorandum of Capt. John Jenckes 

anent *«Ye Major" and ** Clark" 
Riot and Rioters letter of Gov. Bowen to town council 

report of Gov. Bowen to town council 
Salt Distribution of account of town with James Arnold 

for 1778 10064 

of sales of town's salt 1778 15063 



1776 14897 



1777 14866 
1776 14864 



1777 14874 



1777 14867 



1777 14869 
1777 14871 
1777 14876 
1777 14870 

1777 14879 
1781 14811 



1777 14878 



1777 14875 



1779 14a04 
1777 14877 

I 7 13-14 14638 

1787 4887 

1788 4800 
1782 8788 



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1782 8746 

1783 8873 



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Salt distribution 

bill of William Compton for services 

of Daniel Branch for notifying inhabitants where to 

%o to get their proportion 
of Martin Seamans for making the apportionment 
and delivering tickets for the same 
order of town council that Daniel Branch again notify 
the inhabitants to receive their salt 
of town on town treasurer in favor of John Nicolls 

for measuring out their salt 
of John Smith on James Arnold in favor of Martin 
Seamans for salt the town of Providence had 
School exercise book of young Henry Bo wen 
subscription for 

in Barrington kept by Henry Bowen 
warrant to warn town meeting to consider report of com- 
mittee 
School House Lot agreementof Joseph Whipple to sell 
to town 
grant of near Dexter's lane and Stampers hill 
resolution of town meeting 
School House bill against town of Nicholas Brown & Co. 
for expenses on old 
Jenckes Winsor & Co. for glass 
Nathan Waterman for setting glass 
contract and specifications for building 
lease of to George Taylor school master 
order of committee on town treasurer in favor of John 
Brown for glass for repairing 
of Jenckes Winsor & Co. for glass to repair 
petition for leave to erect on town's land on west side 
report of committee to build or buy 
request to call town meeting as to military stores in 

Whipple Hall school House 
vote of town meeting as to building 

as to materials for finishing 
warrant to call town meeting as to military stores in 
Whipple Hall school house 
School House (brick) account of John Smith with 
1772 454 
bill against of Benjamin Allen for glazing 
of Nehemiah Arnold for work * 
of Nicholas Brown & Co. for supplies 
of Joseph Edwards for work on west room second 

story 
of Walter Harding for repairing 
of Christopher Hill for whitewashing 

for balance of James Snow's account paid him 

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1777 1151 
1777 1170 
1777 1151 
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1778 14S6 

1787 14590 

1773 508 1774 710 

1778 14883 



1785 3407 

1767 408 
1695-6 31 
1788 4766 

1774 688 
1785 8488 
1787 4138 

1767 401 
1753 «1« 

1785 3513 
1785 3487 
1790 5508 

1768 405 

1780 8188 

1768 403 

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1768 418 

1790 5413 

1790 5404 

1773 538 

1790 5411 
1787 4178 
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School House (brick^ bill against 

of John Lasell for trucking lumber 1786 374» 

of John Smith for sundries delivered 1786 400l 

of James Snow for materials and labor 1790 5403 

of Ebenezer Thompson for sundries for repairing 1786 4009 
order of committee for repairing on town treasurer in 

favor of Walter Harding for repairing 1785 3534 1786 3759 3776 



James Lovett for materials 
John Smith for materials 
petition of Christopher Hill as to repairs 
report of auditing committee 
subscription list to finish 

vote of town meeting to pay John Smith his account for 
building 
as to repairs of 1787 4405 

School Master letter of recommendation for Mr. Christo- 
pher Hill 
Scituate, see Town of Scituate 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, see also Market 

House 
bill of Nicholas Brown & Co. against town for sundries 
furnished 
of Ezekiel Burr against Arthur Fenner Jr for scales 

weights and measures for use of town 
of Eben Thompson against James Arnold for set 
of brass weights for town 
order of town treasurer on collector of rates in favor of 
Nicholas Brown & Co. for sundries furnished 
Search Warrant, see Legal Proceedings 
Secretary of State certificate of concerning John De- 

mont's bill for provisions supplied the guards 
Settlement Certificate of in Bristol as to John Ingra- 
ham 
Coventry as to Sarah Jones 
Cranston as to Sarah Moore 

as to Anne Yeates 
East Greenwich as to Daniel Case 
Little Compton as to Sarah Head 
Newport as to John Anthony Angell 
as to Sarah Brown 
as to Susanna Dagget 
as to Thomas Garnet 
as to Olive Goddard 
as to Ann Manchester 
North Providence as to Abigail Fletcher 

as to Joshua Smith 
Portsmouth as to William Remington 
as to Darius Weaver 

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1785 37«6 
1788 4705 

1771 4S1 
1768 404 

1772 459 
1788 4766 

1782 15068a 



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1784 3179 



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1775 Ml 
1748 149 

1789 5»68 

1756 «87 
1767 406 

1757 JS96 
1748 150 

1785 3541 
1754 »48 
1744 113 
1761 367 

1776 88!l 
1785 3461 
1788 4907 

1746 135 
1760 335 



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Settlement^ Certificate of^ in 

Providence as to John Hawkings 
as to Gershom Holden 
as to Joseph Payne 
Rehoboth Mass. as to Mary Clay et al 

as to Jonathan Paine 
Scituate as to Susanna Beers 

as to John Edwards 
Smithiield as to Jonathan Arnold 

as to Henry Sanders 
Swansea Mass. as to Ephraim Smith 
Taunton Mass. as to Ruth Smith and Freelove Smith 
Warwick as to Alexander MacGregor 
as to Philip Smith 
as to John Warner 
as to William Warner 
as to Peter Wells 
Wrentham Mass. as to Andrew Knox 
negative certificate by John Reed 
Settlement of accounts between Sylvester Martin and 

W. Morris 
Seven mile line town order fixing 
Silver Money account town treasurer's report of 
SUver Money Note, see Note 

Slave bond to town treasurer to indemnify town for sup- 
port Peter Burlingame on account of Patience a manu- 
mitted slave 
Isaac Payne on account of Francis 
Joseph Tillinghast on account of Dick and Rose 
deed of manumission by John Angell et als, Cloe and 
her children 
by Benjamin Bo wen servant Pompey 
enlistment of receipt of Nicholas Power for bounty of 

negro Caesar enlisted by N. Power's consent 1780 2181 

manumitted for service in the war of the revolution bill 
of William Lamed against State for nursing and bury- 
ing Henry Morris 1790 6686 
vote of town council emancipating Bess Morris 1786 4038 
Slavery Abolition of bill against town for expenses of 
birth and support of children of slave mothers William 
Larned 1785 »780 
John Updike 1785 8T»8 
Gideon Young 1786 8765 
request to call town meeting to consider 1784 8074 
to obtain repeal of part of act abolishing slavery 1785 8668 
vote of town council as to John Smith's bill for support 

of child bom of his negro woman 1785 8646 

warrant to warn town meeting to consider 1784 8070 8075 

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1749 


161 


1786 8875 


1754 


844 


1772 


465 


1785 8649 


1752 


199 


1744 


180 


1762 


868 


1774 


661 


1790 5660 


1745 


188 


175 1 


175 


1773 


585 


1757 


898 


1746 


186 


1745-6 


189 


1773 


567 


1783 14858 


1660 84 


1782 J 


8719 


1772 


444 


1777 1S40 


1772 


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1785 8454 


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Small Pox g^enerally account of bills allowed by town 

council 1752 219 
adjustment of liability by town council and order on 

town treasurer for share of negro man Pomp 1776 1011 
bill against Nathan Arnold Fenner and White for soap 
to cleanse sloop Diamond 1776 1004 
Lemuel Field pail and tobacco to sloop Enter- 
prise 1776 1005 
Benjamin Talbot sundries on sloop Enterprise 1776 1000 
stores for sloop Diamond 1776 llio 
sundry articles for 1776 1014 
Daniel Tefft milk on sloop Diamond 1776 979 
on sloop Enterprise 1776 089 
against Vespasian Miller John Chace for medicine 
care etc. of family 1778 1446 
town expense of family's sickness 1778 1456 
against Prince Paine John Chace for medicines and 

attendance 1776 994 
against Robert Sherry John Murfee for services to 

small pox patient 1751 191 
against State of Rhode Island John Chace for medi- 
cal care of Miss Sukey Cary of Newport 1778 1447 
Miss Coggeshall of Newport 1777 1348 
Mrs. Esther King and daughter of Newport 1778 1463 
against town of Paul Allen divers services 1780 2260 
of Sarah Andrews nursing 1778 1549 
of Nathan Angell divers services 1751 203 
supplies for sloop Diamond 1776 987 
for sloop Enterprise 1776 986 
of Samuel Black for attending sick 1789 5089 
of Henry Bowen for services 1788 4929 1789 5184 
of Dr. William Bowen for medical services 1778 1378 
of Taber Bowen for services 1774 742 
of Daniel Branch for services 1775 770 
of John Brown for care of patients 175 1 179 
of Gershom Carpenter for cdffin for Andrew 

Hacker 1779 l««« 

of John Carter for advertising 1777 1353 17905475 

of Dr. John Chace for medical services 1776 993 1777 1180 

1779 1572 1660 1786 3826 

of Samuel Chace for services of his negro Csesar 1761 359 

of William Compton for divers services 1773 520 

1776 942 999 1088 1777 1125 1199 

of Daniel Cooke for blankets 1781 2578 

of Joshua Doan for care of sick 175 1 193 

executrix of for care of sick 1751 241 

of Theodore Foster care of Jonathan Brownell 1777 1292 

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Small Pox generally^ bill against town 

of Robert Gibbs for medicines 1751 905 
of Ebenezer Hill for goods lost or concealed in 

the time of the small pox 1752 Me 

of James Hunter for services 1752 908 
of Thomas Kinnicut for damage to his house 

used as a pest house 1752 105 
of George Law for provisions for sick 1758 808 
of David Lawrence for bread for sloops Dia- 
mond and Enterprise 1776 lOOl 
of John MacNeai for care of sick 1760 340 
of Benjamin Marshall for cleansing clothing 1751 19s 

1752 IW 
of Joseph Martin for coffin 1774 781 1776 1017 10I8 

1778 1390 1466 
of James Mitchel for services 1775 769 
of John Murfrey for services 1752 198 
of Jonathan Olney for care of sick 1751 177 
of John Read for nursing 1761 854 
of Samuel Rockwell moving patient and goods 1752 209 
of Rosanna Simons for cleansing clothing 1776 988 
of Dr. Henry Sterling medical care 1763 374 
of Robert Sterry services 1752 197 
of Daniel Tefft for milk for sick 1776 loss 
of Dr. Thomas Truman medical care 1777 1993 
of William Viall for attendance on sick 1776 1033 
of Bennet Wheeler for advertising 1789 5344 
of John Williams' negro for services 1751 904 
against town council of Jabez Bowen for rice sup- 
plied 1776 1006 
of Dr. John Chace for medicines and attend- 
ance 1773 604 1777 1181 1779 1586 1780 9166 
1782 9637 9831 I 783 9959 
of William Holroyd for expense of Mrs. Shur- 

den's case 1778 1496 

of Abigail Piles for nursing and sundries 1777 1904 

of Dorothy Sanford for nursing 1761 359 

against town of Rehoboth and Joshua Hacker of 

town of Providence for expense of 1778 1570 

certificate as to condition of a patient 1760 338 

as to brig Providence etc. 1787 4491 

as to cleansing of sloop Diamond 1776 978 

sloop Enterprise 1776 990 

sloop Harmony 1785 3509 

as to Robert Sterry and Sally Whitehorn 1777 1169 

inoculation for see also Small Post Hospital post 

bill of Henry Bowen against town for circulating 

petitions for and against 1789 5941 5944 

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Small Pox generally^ inoculation for, bill 

of William Compton against town for warn- 
ing town meeting by drum 1776 1081 
form of a vote allowing town council to introduce 1785 10060a 
letter from town of Johnston as to joint measures 1776 lOJil 
measures as to establishment of hospitals 1776 1019 
petition for libert^r of 1789 5170 5171 517» 
to delay liberty of 1789 5178 5174 
against inoculation in the hospital 1789 5904 
proposal of Dr. Fisk to establish hospital 1782 3775 
further proposition of Dr. Fisk as to 1782 S787 
report of committee to locate site for hospital and to 

draw up rules and regulations for the same 1776 005 
unlawful case of young Simmons bill of William 

Givens against town council for keeping guard 1788 4881 
proceedings of town council 1788 4897 4898 
warrant to warn town meeting to consider Dr. Fisk's 

proposition 1782 9785 

list of debts due town 1778 1873 

memorandum of town council orders as to certain ca6e8^ 1778 1388 
note (unsigned) of Jonathan Brownell to town treasurer 

for expense of 1777 ^^^ 
of Vespasian Miller to town treasurer for support of 

his family 1778 1455 
order of town council on town treasurer in favor of Na- 
than Arnold for expense due from estate of Prince 

Paine 1776 1018 

Joseph Burgis for services 1773 *1'' 

Ephraim Carpenter for services 1778 1400 
Dr. John Chace medicines etc. 1779 1584 1664 1783 9079 

Mr. Grinnell a patient 1778 1439 

William Holroyd on account Mrs. Shurdan's case 1778 1485 

Benjamin Marshall for care of patients 1773 ^^^ 

James Mitchell for attending 1773 511 

Anne Stone for nursing 1777 I8I6 

Tillinghast & Holroyd for bill for supplies 1774 608 

William Vial for attendance on Julius Caesar 1776 1083 

Samuel Warner for bill for supplies 1774 ^^® 
report of Ephraim Carpenter as to monies received on 

small pox account 1777 1108 

of expenses against sloop Enterprise 1776 001 

of expense against Julius Caesar 1776 1084 

of expense of people sick on sloop Diamond 1776 1109 

of committee to examine sloop Mashapaug 1757 909 

resolution of town council as to Paul Allen's account 1782 9656 

as to account of Sally Andrews for nursing 1778 1567 

as to Capt. Anthony's schooner 1788 4744 

as to account of James Arnold for supplies 1782 9619 



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Small Pox generally i resolution oi town council 

tH re sloop Betsy in harbor with small pox on board 
as to small pox on John Brown's schooner 
as to account Ephraim Carpenter for services 
Dr. John Chace medicines and attendance 
as to case of Betsy Field 
as to matter of James Field debased 
as to account of John Jenkins for attendance 

of Sarah Palmer for nursing 
as to brig Providence passengers and cargo 
as to Darius Sessions Jr a patient 
as to account of Christopher Sheldon for supplies 
of Sarah Stebbins for nursing 
of Daniel Sullivan attending 
statement of account widow Bradford and Paul Allen 

widow King and Paul Allen 
vote of town in relation to 

to pay charges of small pox and hold owners of 
sloop Molly liable therefor 
warrant in Elizabeth Deleber's case of small pox as to 
care custody and isolation 
to furnish nurse 
to direct an examination 
to compel medical attendance 
to get another nurse 
to compel proper burial 
to cleanse nurses 
to call town meeting 
to call town council meeting as to a **snow" with 

small pox on board 
to call town council meeting 
to summons Alexander McCreary to testify before 

council 
to isolate dwelling of patient 
to examine sloop Mashapaug 

for sherifif to publish by beat of drum laws in rela- 
tion to 
to sheriff to take measures for prevention of 
to summon parties to remove patients to pest house 
to remove cleanse prove and discharge patients 
to notify claimants on account of small pox to bring 
in bills to town council 
Small Pox Hospital generally abstract of deed from 
Martha Field of land where pest house stands 
bill against hospital Henry Bacon for provisions 
Joseph Burgess supplies 
Esek Eddy supplies 
S. Chace supplies 

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1788 


4866 


1788 


4775 


1782 


29689 


1777 


1960 


1778 


4801 


1783 


»886 


1777 


1344 


1778 


1547 


1787 


4409 


1782 


S819 


1782 


8618 


1783 


»854 


1782 


9634 


1782 


9649 


1782 


9647 


I75I 


176 


1753 


993 


1751 


180 


I75I 


189 


1751 


183 


I75I 


187 


1751 


186 


175 1 


189 


I75I 


188 


I75I 


176 


1748 


156 


I75I 


184 


1757 


991 


I75I 


988 


1757 


999 


1751 


181 


1751 


185 


1760 


839 


1751 


190 


1752 


194 


1777 15082 


1777 


1116 


1773 1*»W 


1788 


4850 


1777 


1914 



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Small Pox Hospital, bill against hospital 

Nathaniel Gillmore supplies 1776 1100 

George Gordon supplies 1788 4058 

John Jones milk 1781 MOO 
against hospital officials on account of small pox 
Paul Allen of James Robiilard for services as 

nurse 1789 5110 

Hospital McNeal bread and biscuit 1782 9658 
Nathan Arnold of Robert Taylor for horse and 

chaise to carry patient 1776 1008 
Jabez Bowen of Timothy Brownell for meat sup- 
plied 1776 1008 
Arthur Fenner of John Jenkins for tending Wil- 
liam Billings 1777 1848 
of Sarah Stebbins for nursing Freelove 
Olney 1780 lOOO 
Nathan Waterman of Job Danforth for work on 

pest house 1780 8088 
overseers of hospital of Mary Wainwood for 

nursing 1777 1888 

against town on account of small pox of Ruth Ali- 

mon for attending Primus Tillinghast 1762 801 

Paul Allen for a nurse 1790 5500 

for supplies and labor 1788 4876 4878 

Daniel Anthony for surveying and platting a 

lot to build a pest house on 1785 8550 

James Arnold for supplies 1781 8508 1782 8758 

Nathan Arnold for attendance 1776 1007 1015 1086 1087 

Amos Atwell for account of pest house 1786 8748 

Samuel Black for cleansing 1787 4166 

Jabez Bowen for medical supplies 1773 507 

for work 1774 ''*® 
James Brown for use of his house as and for 

whitening same 1775 771 
Tabor Brown for supplies 1774 ®*® ''** 

Ephraim Carpenter for carrying supplies 1781 8507 

John Chace for medical attendance 1789 5880 

Esek Eddy for labor 1788 4018 4081 

Arthur Fenner Jr for supplies 1786 8845 

Daniel Fenner for services 1778 1457 

George Jackson for supplies 1762 860 

for load of wood 1763373 
John Jenckes for cash paid for carrying Betty 

Burr 1763 378 

Thomas Kinnecut for damage to his house 1752 105 

D. Lawrence for food supplied 1773 500 

for bread supplied 1776 1085 

John Mathewson for horse and chaise 1776 1008 1010 

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Small Pox Hospital bill against town 

James Mitchell for cleansing clothes 1773 561 

Dennis 0*Brian for care of blacks 1776 1019 1016 

Benoni Pearce for bench 1790 58S0 

Rufus Pitts for attendance at Providence and 

North Providence 1777 1188 

Christopher Sheldon for supplies 1781 9566 

Daniel Sullivan for service of self and wife 1782 9631 

Job Sweeting for horse and chaise 1776 1009 

Gideon Tanner for sundries 1777 1103 

Paris J. Tillinghast for biscuits 1781 9609 

Tillinghast and Holroyd for supplies 1773 606 

Warner and Tillinghast for supplies 1773 505 

Nathan Waterman for labor and materials on 

pest house 1780 9176 

against town council on account of small pox Seth 

Barton for supplies 1781 9801 

Martha Black for tending Alexander Thompson 1778 1477 

Dr. John Chace for medicines etc. 1777 1968 

Rufus Pitts for attendance as nurse 1771 1198 

bill of town against Caesar Hall and Morse for 

care of them in hospital 1788 4840 

certificate of consent of stewards for entry for inocu- 
lation of Mrs. Lewis Thomas and her baby 1776 1070 
that Levi Hall gives up his chance in the hospital in 

the third class to Charles Keen for his son 1776 1060 

that Audrey Spaulding gives her right to inocula- 
tion in the third class to Charlotte Downer 1776 1074 
list of sundries supplied by Ephraim Carpenter to Mr. 

Billings 1777 1399 

memoranda as to patients 1778 1439 1443 

minutes of town council as to rent of house and land 1777 1179 

order on town treasurer on account in favor of Wil- 
liam Arnold for supplies 1788 4800 
Gershom Carpenter for supplies 1773 519 
Esek Eddy for use of hospital 1788 4894 4836 
James Field for supplies 1773 537 
on committee of hospital by Nathaniel Jacobs assign- 
ing right of any of his family to enter hospital the 
third class to James Angell for use of his daughter 
Mary Angell 1776 1077 
on Theodore Foster by John Jenckes to let ''Amey 
Ham enter the hospital in the room of one of my 
family that is not filled up '' 1776 1070 
by William Smith Jr to let Francis Simonds 
have Richard Phillips' chance in the hospital 1776 1076 
of committee on building pest house on town treas- 
urer in favor of Joshua Lindley on account 1785 3799 
1786 8754 1787 4169 



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Small Pox hospital order 

of Joshua Lindley on treasurer to be charged to pest 
house account in favor of Brown <fe Benson 1786 4074 

petition of Samuel Chace to town in matter of small pox 
and removal of persons to hospital 1777 IS17 

of Martha Field to town for a road by her house to 
the pest house 1790 5647 

receipt by officials of hospital directors for expense of 
inoculation by Theodore Foster from William Dagget 
on account of son William 1776 1049 

from Joseph Dennison on account of himself 1776 1044 

from Lydia Thomas on account of Joseph Stew- 
art 1776 1060 
from Lewis Thomas on account of wife and son 1776 1070 
from Nicholas Tillinghast on account of his 

children and Polly Cozzens 1776 1040 

from Nathaniel Wheaton on account of his son 
John 1776 1045 

by Samuel Nightengale Jr from Daniel Bucklin on 
account of his son 1776 1054 

from John Carlile on account of Thomas Carlile 1776 1056 
from Gershom Carpenter on account of Mary 

Carpenter 1776 1058 

from William Proud on account of Daniel Proud 1776 1061 
from James Russell on account of sundry per- 
sons 1776 1055 
release from hospital of Samuel Black 1788 4857 
report of Paul Allen as to supplies and expenses of hos- 
pital 1782 M55 
resolution of town council as to William Mors at pest 
house 1788 4744 
to pay Mary Muloney nurse at hospital 1788 4868 
as to Mary Muloney nurse at hospital 1788 4865 
as to Mrs. Susanna Wells nurse at hospital 1788 4015 
to supply hospital with necessaries 1782 8638 
statement in writing of Ruth Eddy as to conduct of hos- 
pital 1777 1185 

Small Pox Hospital at North Providence bill of 
town for expense of having small pox against Sam- 
uel Chace on account of Negro servant Rose 1777 isoo 
Jonathan Brownell on account of self 1777 ^308 
Gideon Tanner on account of Mrs. Tanner 1777 1x70 
Ebenezer Thompson on account of Dinah Til- 
linghast 1778 1880 
Estate of Dinah Tillinghast on account of self 1777 i967 
Mrs. White on account of self and child 1777 1905 
Miss Abigail Williams on account of self 1777 laeo 
Mrs. Williams widow on account of self and 
son 1777 l«68 
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Small Pox Hospital at North Providence 

bill against town of Nathan Arnold for attendance at 

hospital 1777 1168 1243 

for disbursements for hospital 1777 1804 

for expenses in Jonathan BrownelFs case 1777 1S86 

John Brown for rent of farm used as hospital 1779 1606 

1665 

Ephraim Carpenter for attendance 1777 IMH 1859 

Gershom Carpenter for coffins 1778 1506 15«6 
John Jenckes Durfey for damages for moving 

from farm 1777 1105 

Arthur Fenner for cash paid nurse 1777 1256 1778 1520 
Theodore Foster for expense of Mrs. Amy 

Bren ton's case 1778 1808 
John Hoppin for removing smoke house 1785 8400 
John Jenkins for attendance 1778 1558 
Mary Patterson for nursing 1777 1262 
John Pitts for nursing 1777 1170 
Rufus Pitts for supplies 1777 1188 
Darius Sessions for rent at Four Stack meadow 1784 8I86 
Anne Stone for nursing 1778 1887 
Abigail Williams for nursing 1777 I868 
John Williams for nursing 1777 1864 
against town council of John Chace for medicines 
and attendance 1778 1464 1480 
Ephraim Carpenter for services 1778 1880 
against Arthur Fenner of Susanna Black for nurs- 
ing 1778 1560 
list of persons sick 1777 1167 
of persons and time of each in hospital 1777 1245 
memorandum by Ephraim Carpenter of supplies and 
expenses 1778 1478 1487 
of services and disbursements 1778 1451 
of services and expenses in Andrew Hacker's case 1778 1460 
order of Martha Black on town treasurer in favor of John 
Mathewson for amount of her account for nursing 1778 1550 
of town council on town treasurer in favor of Nathan 
Arnold for supplies and attendance 1777 ^^^ 
for services 1777 118O 1222 
Mary Patterson for nursing 1777 1284 
of town council to Nathan Arnold to remove Mrs. 
Tanner of Newport to hospital 1777 iioi 
widow Experience Williams of Newport and 
her daughter Abigail to hospital 1777 lioo 
receipt by John Jenckes Durfey from town council for 

damages for removal from house and lands 1777 1287 

report of expenses 1777 ii64 

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Small Pox Hospital at North Providence report 
by Nathan Arnold of disbursements for 
resolution of town council to pay Nathan Arnold for at- 
tendance and supplies 

Martha Black for attendance as nurse 
Susanna Blake nursing Andrew Hacker 
Ephraim Carpenter expenses of divers persons' 

sickness 
John Jenckes Durfee for having removed from 

land now improved for hospital 
Mary Patterson for nursing 
to supply necessaries at 
SmaU Pox Hospital at Tockwotton bill of town of 
Providence for expense of having small pox against 
Sampson J. Barber on account of his apprentice Sulli- 
van 

Mrs. Everit school teacher on account of self 

Daniel Fenner on account of self 

Benjamin Hodges on account of self 

Nathan Mason on account of self 

Miss Sally Morse on account of self 

Joseph Morris on account of self 

Mrs. Ruth Smith on account of self and child 

Lewis Thomas on account of Mrs. Thomas and 

child 
Darius Thurber on account of self 
Rufus Thurber on account of self 
Widow Thurber on account of self 
bill against town on account by Paul Allen for services 
Zephaniah Andrews for building chimney 
Nathan Arnold for sundries supplied 
Samuel Black for nursing 1777 

Henry Bowen for supplies and expenses 
William Bowen for attendance and medicines 
Ephraim Carpenter for attending and nursing 
estate of John Cole for rent of premises 
Jonathan W. Coy for work 
William Grafton for making beds 
Joseph Hoyles for supplies 
Joseph Martin for bricks 
against town council by Caleb Fuller for damage to 

Fullers ferry being obstructed 
against hospital at Esq. Coles house by Nathan 
Mason for provisions etc. 
list of debts due town occasioned by small pox 

of persons treated in December 1776 and January 
order of town council as to bill of Paul Allen 
Zephaniah Andrews for building chimney 

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1777 1166 

1777 1»57 

1778 1550 
1778 1476 

1778 15«1 

1777 1841 

1777 1J859 

1778 1475 



1777 


1140 


1777 


1145 


1777 


1146 


1777 


1215 


1777 


1147 


1777 


1144 


1777 


1357 


1777 


1216 


1777 


1361 


1777 


1360 


1777 


1211 


1777 


1212 


I78I 


2571 


I78I 


2577 


1778 


1388 


1S06 


1362 


1777 1426S 


1778 


1474 


1777 


1358 


1777 


1148 


1781 


2581 


1781 


2576 


1777 


1127 


1781 


2579 


1777 


1205 


1777 


1115 


1777 


1271 


1777 14269 


1781 


2606 


1781 


2605 



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Small Pox Hospital at Tockwotton order as to bill of 
Daniel Cooks for blankets 
Woodbury Coye for work 
Joseph Martain for materials 
William Grafton for beds 
receipt by Theodore Foster from Tilly Rice for expense 

of her inoculation 
report of persons and time of each in hospital 
financial of Ephraim Carpenter to directors 
of whole expense 
resolution of town council to pay Ephraim Carpenter for 
balance for supplies 
Mrs. Mehitable Fuller for damage for obstruction of 

Fullers ferry 
Abagail Piles for nursing 
Solitary Mill town council meeting held near minutes of 
Statement of account Andrew Dexter 
State Securities list of to be returned to general treas- 
urer 
Statera letter of town council to Dr. Jonathan Arnold 
of Dr. Jonathan Arnold to town council 
tickets Arnold's for Oliver Ray's load of hay 
Metcalfs John Rhode's load of hay 
Sweet's Isaac Clark's load of hay 
Stephen Fuller's load of hay 
Valentine Martin's load of hay 
Jonathan Mowry's load of hay 
SununonSy see Legal Proceedings and Tavern 
Street Pavinsr Notes, see Note 

Suscohannach Affair (Susquehannah Purchase) receipt 
by John Fitch from Phanuel Bowen for money to deliver 
to committee 
from David King through Phanuel Bowen to be de- 
livered to committee 
from Phanuel Bowen for self and others for advance 
money according to vote of company 
Tavern advertising as to licenses bill John Carter against 
town 

of Bennet Wheeler 
bill of town for license to keep against Mrs. Blandon 
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown 
Daniel Bucklin 
John Clifford 
Oliver Carpenter 
Field and Munro 
Jotham Ham 
Hawkins and Jackson 
Nathaniel Jenckes 

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1782 8614 
1781 8580 
1781 8573 
I 781 8578 

1776 1051 

1776 1008 

1777 1187 
1777 1840 

1777 1810 

1777 1807 

1777 1808 

1763 800 

1785 8400 . 

1788 5088 
1784 8818 
1784 8810 
1785 14408 
1790 5666 

1786 8758 
1785 14507 

1790 5780 
1790 5641 



1754 14810 

1754 14005 

1754 14006 

1790 5475 
1789 5344 
1780 8803 
1780 8800 
1780 8100 
1780 8808 
1780 8805 
1780 8818 
1780 8108 
1780 8800 
1780 8811 



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Tavern bill for license to keep 
Edward Jones 
Adam Kerr 
John Larcher 
Christopher Olney 
Richard Olney 
Peter Pen no 
James Sabin 
Mrs. Thomas Sabin 
Nehemiah Sheldon 
Abnah Thayer 
John Westcott 
Uriah Westcot 
Andrew Williams 
bond to keep given hy Daniel Abbott 
Nathan Angel 
Thomas Bennett 
Benjamin Belknap 
Richard Bowen 
Samuel Boyle 
Daniel Brayton 
Martha Brown Widow 
Daniel Bucklin 
William Burton 
Daniel Collier 
Robert Currie 
Knight Dexter 
Mary Duplesis 
Thomas Fenner Jr 
James Furlong 
John Gonsolve 
William Harding 
William Harris 
Isaiah Hawkins 
Benjamin Hodges 
Comfort Hopkins 
John Hoyle Jr 
Joseph Hoyle 
Benjamin Hunt 
Benjamin Jones 
Richard Knight 
Andrew Knox 
Matthew Manchester 
Edward. Man ton 
James Mitchel 
Nathaniel Greene Moodey 
Frederick Nells 
James Olney 

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1782 IB6M 
1780 S105 
1780 dMl 
1780 »n8 

1780 »»04 
1780 8196 

1775 «w 

1780 8807 
1780 8810 
1780 8197 
1780 8194 
1780 8808 
1780 8806 
1712 60 1713 60 

1753 »«» 1754 »«» 

1788 4095 
1754 868 
1754 «w 

1750 888 
1790 6766 

1754 «»1 

1788 4990 

1753 «»7 

1789 6888 
1788 4991 
1776 1118 
1788 4994 

1753 »«1 
1788 4988 
1788 4998 
17S8 4986 

1712 68 1713-14 66 
1754 169 849 

1790 6916 
1788 6087 

1754 W« 
1785 8716 

1754 ^^^ ^^08 

1788 4986 

1749 107 

'753 w* 

1788 4988 

1754 »e4 

1754 848 869 

1754 »61 

1788 4987 

1711 46 1712 61 



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Tavern bond to keep 

Jonathan Olney 1754 ^^ 

Joseph Olney 1754 ^^JO 

Nehemiah Olney 1784 8233 

Josiah Owen 1714 63 

William Paul 1788 4084 

Joseph Peck 1787 4383 

Henry Rice 1784 3IS34 

Sanford Ross 1788 4989 

Thomas Salisbury 1785 3644 

David Sayle _ 1788 50«1 

John Sajles 1713 61 

John Scott Jr 1754 3537 »6» 

Edward Sheldon 1754 955 

Nehemiah Sheldon 17 10 49 

Jabez Slocum 1790 Mil 

Abigail Smith 1753 235 

William Smith 1712 52 1713 59 

Samuel Smith 1754 252 

John Thomas 1753 229 1754 258 

Luke Thurston 1754 ^"^ 

Anna Turpin 1710 43 

William Turpin 1711 46 1712 49 1713 58 

Jabez Westcot 1754 *** 

Samuel Wescot 1753 230 1754 !''<> 

Amey Whipple 1788 4993 

John Wiesman 1789 5075 

certificate of town clerk as to license money collected by 

Jabez Bowen 1775 871 

license to keep public house of Nathan Angel 1754 ^^^ 

Elizabeth Brown 1778 1527 

Knight Dexter 1776 llll 

John Larcher 1780 2214 

Benjamin Hunt 1754 268 

Andrew Knox 1754 267 

list of cash receipts for licenses 1755 275 

from licensed ale house keepers 1753 ^^^ 

petition of John Dun well to General Assembly in re- 
gard to license to keep public house granted to Robert 

Magill (referred to town council) 1757 295 

report of cash receipts for licenses 1755 275 

summons to call sundry persons if desirous of licenses as 

tavern keepers before town council 1775 843 

vote of town council as to collection of license dues 1781 2389 

warrant to arrest Stephen Wright for selling strong 

liquors without license 1760 334 

Tax abatement of 1772 464 1773 ^^ ^774 096 1777 1175 

account between tax collector and Clarke & Nightingale 1789 5319 

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Tan account 

of each day's collections in June 1788 0<MSa 

advertising in regard to bill against town of John Car- 
ter 1779 1778 1783 9961 1785 88«JI 3897 1787 4548 
1790 5475 5779 

of Bennet Wheeler 1785 8324 1788 4707 1789 5344 

assessment of bill of William Compton for services to 
get assessors of rates established 1777 1199 

of assessors for services and expenses in Zepha- 

niah Andrews 1774 6»1 

Welcome Arnold 1776 898 

Ezekiel Burr 1774 784 

Asa Franklin 1768 418 

Thomas Jones 1789 5140 5198 5385 1790 5771 

D. Lawrence 1777 1I88 

John Mathewson 1782 8635 8738 

Joseph Martin 1784 3097 3860 

Lewis Peck 1778 1409 1418 1518 1779 1776 

1785 3511 3706 1786 4017 1787 4316 1788 4889 
Elihu Robinson 1777 1347 1778 1410 1534 
Christopher Sheldon 1774 648 
£. Thompson 1776 lios 
Benjamin Thufber 1771 15033 
Nathan Waterman 1779 1788 1780 8847 8850 

1781 8360 8368 8479 1782 8684 8685 1784 3117 

1786 4006 1787 4131 4133 4351 1788 4640 5041 

1789 5849 1790 5438 5780 

Nathan Wheaton 1782 8750 

Nathaniel Wheaton 1773 605 1779 1598 

1780 1878 1948 1950 8148 8836 8837 1781 8395 8397 
8503 8607 1782 8718 8803 1784 3118 1785 3734 

1786 3757 4016 1787 4353 4356 4570 1788 4639 5038 
1789 5178 

William Wheaton 1776 989 1777 1133 1854 1345 
1778 1411 1485 1514 1779 1709 1783 1780 8848 8849 

1781 8349 8351 

John Updike 1777 1158 

order of assessor on town treasurer for his fees 1772 15047 

bond of collector of taxes to town treasurer given by 

John Beverly 1780 1996 

Ezekiel Burr 1775 751 1776 877 

D wight Foster 1779 ^^777 

Peregrine Foster 1785 3478 

Asa Franklin 1768 411 1769 416 

Benjamin Hoppin 1781 8308 8458 1787 4858 1788 5018 

1790 5797 
John Lawrence 1766 394 

James Lovett 1780 1888 

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Ta9i bond of collector 

Ralph Merry 1780 1971 
Martin Seamans 1777 llM 1848 1778 1381 1487 ISSS 
of deputy collector to collector Henry Bowen to Ben- 
jamin Hoppin 1787 4240 
certificate of town clerk of North Providence as to taxes 
on estate of John Brown In that town (used as a hospi- 
tal, see Small Pox) 1779 188S 
collectors fees bill of Ezekiel Burr for collecting a colony 

rate town rate and engine rate 1771 I6O88 

commission to Henry Bowen as collector of rates 1770 14115 

letter from Henry Bowen to general treasurer ,1790 5889 
list of ** persons names that are not taxed which ought 

to be" 1787 14590 
memorandum of bad taxes in town tax assessed 1790 5783 5784 
cash received of John Beverly part of silver money 
tax 1782 J»643 
towards town tax 1782 M97 
of execution against town for details of payment 1788 4847 
of funds received of collector towards towns pro- 
portion of state tax 1786 8760 
of items of receipts from B. Hoppin 1 784 8S74 
miscellaneous of seizures for executions sued 
out by collector etc. 1777 1S46 l»47 
of notes and orders received of J. Beverly 1781 j84ll 
of payments to Joseph Clarke general treasurer 1787 15330c 
memorial of Martin Seamans as to unpaid taxes 1780 
order of town treasurer on tax collector out of tax col- 
lecting in favor of Paul Allen 1790 
Philip and Zachariah Allen 1790 5600 
Zachariah Allen 1788 4680 



David Angell 1788 

Nathan Angell 1790 5399 

Caleb Alverson 1790 5655 5658 

Joseph Arnold 1789 5345 

Welcome Al-nold 1788 4693 4696 4698 1790 5635 

Abraham Belknap 1789 5354 



Benjamin Bourn 1790 

Dr. Ephraim Bowen 1788 4650 

Daniel Branch 1788 4699 

Elizabeth Brown 1790 15089a 

Ichabod Brown 1790 5576 

John Brown 1775 839 

Moses Brown 1789 5118 

Nicholas Brown and Co. 1774 ®^ 

Brown and Benson 1790 5746 

Bucklln and Jackson 1785 3549 

Amos Chafee 1790 5419 

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Tax order on collector in favor of 








Mr. Cole 






1788 50JW 


Benjamin Convers 




1788 


1 4880 40S7 


Daniel Cooke 


1785 14540 


1788 4717 


Samuel Davenport 


1785 


8666 


1790 5501 


Knight Dexter 






1790 5588 


Dr. Solomon Drown 






1790 5451 


Arthur Fenner 






1773 MO 


John Field 






1790 5581 


Martha Field 






1785 8548 


Thomas Field 






1790 55»6 


Asa Franklin 






1788 490» 


Jonathan French 






1788 4809 


Jonathan Gladding 






1790 5805 


Grinnell and Taylor 






1790 5676 


Mrs. Sarah Hall 






1790 5800 


Thomas L. Halsey 


. 




1789 5351 


John Hammon 






1789 5887 


Mr. Hammon 


1790 5596 5685 5684 5645 5650 5656 


Walter Harding 






1789 5161 


William Harding 






1790 5561 


Stephen Harris 






1785 8716 


Mrs. Hope Hawkins 


1785 8668 1788 4851 4076 


1790 5700 


John Holdin 






1788 5017 


Joseph Hoyle 






1790 5400 


Robert Hudson 


1785 8587 


1789 


1 5158 5881 


Daniel Jackson 






1790 5555 


William Lamed 






1790 55)85 


John Lasell 






1786 8750 


Mary Maloney 






1788 4870 


Dr. James Manning 






1790 5544 


Sylvanus Martin 






1790 5880 


Aaron Mason 






1790 5410 


Masury and DauUis 






1788 4680a 


Nathan Miller 






1790 5404 


James Morril Jr 






1790 5450 


John Mumford 






1789 5860 


Jabez Olney 






1790 5550 


James Peckham 


1785 


8574 


1789 5100 


Philip Peckham 






1786 8778 


James Pettis 






1790 5408 


John Pettis Jr 






1790 5400 


NichoUs Power 






1790 5680 


Magg Shackleford 






1790 5441 


Pardon Sheldon 






1790 5500 


John Smith 






1789 5871 


Joshua Smith 






1787 4608 


James Snow Jr 






1790 5536 



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Tax order on collector in favor of 

William Snow 1790 5477 5557 
Daniel Spencer 1788 4975 
Arthur Stevens 1788 4788 
Nehemiah Sweet 1788 4945 
Paul Tew i773 *»* 
Ebenezer Thompson 1790 5743 
Squire Thurber 1790 5894 
Daniel Tourtelot 1785 8656 
Jeffrey Turpin 1788 4685 
John Walker 1785 8717 8718 
William Wheaton 1790 55»l 
John Whipple 1782 S804 
Jacob Whitman 1788 4731 
Nathan Williams 1790 5538 
order of town treasurer on tax collector out of tax col- 
lecting for paving notes taken up to Zephaniah An- 
drews 1785 8588 1786 8756 
Philip Allen 1785 8588 
Zachariah Allen 1785 4018 
Daniel Brayton 1785 8580 
Elisha Brown 1785 3581 
John Brown 1785 3584 
Nicholas Brown 1786 3793 
Clarke and Nightengale 1785 3586 
Benjamin Comstock 1785 3579 
John Demount 1785 3578 
Levi Hall 1785 3598 
Holroyd and Tillinghast 1785 8591 
Michael and Joel Metcalf 1787 4475 
Samuel Nightengale 1785 3590 
John Smith 1785 3585 
Samuel Young 1785 8593 
order on town treasurer by assessors for expense of as- 
sessing by Joseph Brown 1776 985 
Ambrose Page 1773 *®l 
Nathaniel Wheaton 1773 508 
by town meeting 1777 1175 
on town treasurer connected with taxes by town 
auditors in favor of Theodore Foster 17B1 8485 
by Arthur Fenner in favor of Peregrine Foster 1785 8314 
in favor of Benjamin Hoppin 1784 3107 
by Joseph Brown in favor of Ezekiel Burr to be 
discounted in his account against town being 
amount of his tax this year 1776 936 

on by Arthur Fenner in favor of Peregrine 

Foster on account of his father 1785 3500 

payment of without collectors fees vote of town as to 1768 408 

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Tax 

petition of Nicholas Brown for relief and repayment of 

over taxation and proceedings thereon 1779 1691 

preamble and resolution in regard to 1778 1443 

rate streak, see title Fire Apparatus 
receipt hy collector from Comfort Barden for his state 
taxes for 1785 and 1786 with interest 1787 4149 

from Henry Bowen for state tax 1785 on estate 
of William Smith 1787 4813 

by collector for town of Barrington from Henry 

Bowen hard money state tax 1771 14311 

by collector for town of North Providence from John 
Brown 1779 1669 

from Sylvan us Martin 1781 14806 

by sheriff from collector on account of execution 
against town 1789 5116 

town treasurer in full of execution against town 1781 S44l 
by general treasurer from town treasurer in part of 
the deficient taxes due from town 1778 1S61 

in full of towns proportion of state tax of 

December 1777 and February 1778 1779 1595 

for towns proportion of general tax 1781 9363 

in part for towns proportion of state gold 

and silver tax 1781 2387 8414 2498 9433 9489 9516 

9536 9546 9550 
in full for towns proportion of state tax for 
specie 1781 9560 

of tax 1781 9608 

in part of towns proportion of state tax 

made for silver and gold 1783 9767 

in full of towns proportion of state tax made 

for silver and gold 1783 9794 

in part of towns proportion of state tax 1783 3039 

in full of towns proportion of state tax 1784 8079 

in part of state taxes 1785 4989 

in full of towns proportion of state tax for 

1787 1787 4398 

in part of towns proportion of state tax of 

June 1788 1788 5094 5036 1789 5079 5095 

in part of state tax made in March 1789 5913 5917 5318 

in full of state tax made in March 1789 5468 

by town treasurer from tax collector in part of taxes 

due town 1781 9599 

of silver money tax 1781 9504 

of hard money tax 1781 9499 9493 

of paper money tax 1781 9496 

by taking up sundry accounts, etc. 178 1 9497 

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Tax receipt by town treasurer from tax collector 

in part of town tax he 18 collecting 1783 M80 M60 M51 
»6eO 9787 11751 11768 M08 
by taking up sundry orders and ac- 
counts 1782 8715 
in part of tax collecting 1783 8909 8987 8941 8947 

1784 3095 8181 3819 1787 4857 4537 
for discharging Joseph Tillinghasts taxes 1787 4580 

in part etc. 1788 4700 4760 4776 4799 4807 

4819 4981 5000 5059 1789 5197 5183 5819 
in part of balance due on paper money tax 1789 5358 
in part of overplus of state taxes ordered 

paid to town 1789 5857 

on account town tax 1790 5487 5506 5708 5769 5795 

by sundry orders taken up 1790 5543 5638 

for balance due town per settlement with 

town auditor 1790 5718 

for overplus of tax ordered in April 1789 1790 5898 

request to call town meeting to choose collector in place 

of Anthony Westcot who refuses to serve 1781 8451 

to order a rate 1750 168 

to order a tax 1780 8179 

to consider taxation 1784 8074 1787 4861 

report of tax collector 1705 83 1772 15049a 1774 700 1778 1535 

1780 1909 8190 1781 8448 1784 3184 8185 3186 3187 8877 

1786 3806 3806 8807 1787 4800 4893 1789 5801 

valuation book 1785 3588 

value of old tenor in taxes 1768 408 

vote of town meeting assessing tax 1789 5880 1790 5759 

payable in gold and silver 1781 8305 8306 8431 

authorizing issue of town notes and certificates 

receivable in payment of taxes 1790 5763 

as to collecting interest on state tax 1787 4249 

as to pajrment of taxes 1787 4856 

to prosecute collector for deficiency in 1768 418 

as to surplus taxes arising from rates 1772 458 

warrant town treasurer to collector 1777 1846 1847 

of tax collector Pomfret Conn. 1789 5380 

to warn town meeting in relation to 1748 157 1781 8451 8499 
1784 3070 3075 1785 3466 1787 4848 4855 1789 5867 
1790 5749 5768 
vote of town meeting for town treasurer to prosecute col- 
lector 1768 418 
Test Act subscribed 1782 8696 
list of inhabitants of Providence who signed 1776 15058-1 
who did not sign 1776 15058-8 
Tide MiU at Weybossett bridge report of committee on 1789 5808 
Town Clerk bill of James Angell against town for services 1774 674 

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Town Clerk bill of 

Dwight Foster 1780 ie©4 

warrant to warn freemen to meet and elect new 1744 tt9 

Town Coimcil Minutes mutilated and illegible 1772 468 

for other minutes of town council see titles of matters 
to which they refer 
Town of Johnston accounts in settlement with 1757 )i90 

Town Meetingrs and their action on different matters see 

the titles under which such action is classified 
Town Pump Broad street petition for 1788 4054 

Town of Scituate order of town treasurer on town 
treasurer of Providence for certificates for payment 
of Scituate*s quota of men to do dutj' on Rhode 
Island 1782 2744 

Town Sergr^Ant bill of against town for services 

Henry Bowen 1785 3090 3710 14535 14536 14541 14544 

14551 1786 3737 3743 14564 14566 14577 14584 14585 
14586 14587 1 787 4146 4156 4185 4873 4975 4276 4277 
4555 4556 4557 4558 1788 4796 4886 4913 4981 5038 
1789 5088 5128 5182 5184 5186 5187 5242 5244 5262 5271 
* 5290 5294 5328 179O 5467 5505 5514 5593 5600 5620 5637 

5651 5667 5707 5717 5722 5738 5767 5778 5040 
Daniel Branch 1787 4127 

William Compton 1771 14003 1772 462 15040 15048 15054 

1773 526 527 528 543 556 564 568 502 1 774 617 700 710 

1775 811 1776 017 028 040 042 043 076 1031 1067 1088 

1000 1777 1125 1100 1213 1221 1220 1230 1261 1330 1350 

1778 1374 1302 1407 1408 1422 1428 1453 1481 1401 1403 

1510 1530 1548 1550 1560 1568 1 779 1587 1504 1605 1600 

1653 1661 1668 1673 1676 1682 1702 1743 1773 1702 1706 

1804 1813 1838 1780 1867 1885 1031 1046 1003 2005 2000 

2172 2261 1781 2370 2373 2302 2303 2304 2406 2436 2438 

2457 2478 2501 2543 2500 1 782 2621 2664 2707 2720 2736 

2772 2801 2814 1783 2833 2800 2876 2803 2804 2018 2074 

2000 3034 1784 3040 3060 3076 3008 3131 3138 3204 3221 

3238 1785 3447 3463 3645 I 787 4370 

Peregrine Foster 1784 3123 3258 1785 3630 

William Givens 1788 4770 

Wheeler Martin 1789 5236 

Rufus Sprague 1784 3217 15080 1785 3281 

against town sergeant Henry Bowen Daniel Branch 

for use of horse 1787 4207 

William Peckham for padlock 1789 5222 

bond of to town treasurer by Henry Bowen 1785 3460 

by William Compton 1766 303 1767 400 1768 408 1769 353 

1770 424 1771 435 1772 451 1773 525 1774 675 1775 813 

1776 082 1777 1279 1778 1400 1779 1734 1781 2400 1783 

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Town Sergeant 

report of committee to settle accounts of H. Bowen 
vote of town meeting as to services of William Compton 
and his reward 
as to pajment of account of H. Bowen 
Town Treasurer accounts of certificate of town clerk as 
to settlement of in town meeting 

vote of town meeting as to settlement of 
bills against town treasurer see titles under which such 

bills are respectively classified 
bond of town treasurer, see titles under which such bonds 

are respectively classified 
Clarke's shop, town treasurer directed to buy 

order on town treasurer in favor of Paul Tew for 

purchase money 
receipt by Giles Peckham from town treasurer on 
account 
due bills issued by town treasurer, see Due Bill 
minutes of deed of William Creed in trust 
notes of, see title Note 

order on where the nature of the account settled is not 
apparent by town auditor in favor of Dr. Joseph Hewes 
by town committee in favor of Sarah Stebbins 
by town council in favor of Ephraim Carpenter 
4970 
in favor of Daniel Lawrence 
in favor of William Compton for attending commit- 
tee in taking the estimate 
of Daniel Mowry for ** money for them plank" 
memorandum of orders on 

for other orders on town treasurer see titles 
under which such orders are respectively 
classified according to the nature of the 
accounts 
receipt of from Nicholas Brown for money raised on N. 
Brown's gold and silver note to Anthony Kinnecut 
for endorsements on town treasurer's notes 
from Joseph Sheldon for balance due as town treas- 
urer 
for other receipts of town treasurer see titles 
under which such receipts are respectively 
classified according to the subject matter of 
the transactions 
report of 1748 151 15« 1756 S83 1758 814 1759 8»7 

1768 409 1774 7«9 1783 «719 2771 I 786 8814 

Town Watch, see Watch 

Town Wharf petition for leave to extend 

Train Band, see Militia 

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1790 14599 

1786 8816 
1789 5251 

1782 2799 
1786 3957 



1773 489 

1773 *»* 

1772 455 

1783 2921 



1788 
1780 2280 
1788 4943 

1788 4997 

1779 1844 

I 77 I 15001 

1786 4015 



1780 2084 
1788 4870 

1773 460 



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1749 168 



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Treasure Trove action as to in case of an anchor 1783 «976 
Turf and Twig* delivery of possession by Gideon Craw- 
ford to William Browne 1732 14678 
United States, see Congress Constitution of the United 

States Foreign Relations 
United States Clironicie Extraordinary notice of 
legal payments of sundry debts in paper currency of 

paper money bank of 1786 1786 4011 

Vendue Master bond to town treasurer James Angell 1750 167 

John Angell Jr 1747 145 

Benjamin Hoppin 1782 »7»» 1787 42ff9 
John Lawrence 1759 8»8 1773 5«9 

Isaac Olney 1758 815 

Benoni Pearce 1780 1997 

John Whipple 1744 114 

report of sale by 1781 250a 
Vendue Public bill of Daniel Branch against Henry 

Bowen for notifying sale of household furniture 1788 5070 
Vagrancy Proceedings bill against town for services 

in of Henry Bowen 1785 3690 14541 14551 1786 8787 8748 14566 

14577 14584 14585 14586 1 787 4146 4156 4185 4974 4556 4557 

4558 1788 4666 4671 4797 4795 4909 4929 4981 5088 1789 5184 

5187 5843 5260 5271 5328 1790 5514 5609 5637 5667 5707 5722 
5949 

Jabez Bowen 1774 720 
Taber Bowen 1774 626 742 
William Compton 1772 462 15040 15048 15058 1775 772 
1776 944 946 1067 1777 1218 1778 1458 1560 1779 ^^^"^ 
1792 1780 1867 1885 1946 1781 2543 1782 2621 2707 
2801 2814 1783 2869 2894 2918 2974 8034 1 784 3049 
3073 3098 3188 8204 3238 1 785 8439 3489 
Isaac Corry 1758 820 
Peregrine Foster 1784 3128 
John Gorham 1774 607 
Nathaniel Jenks 1782 2654 1786 8736 
Rufus Sprague 1784 3217 1785 3281 8443 3452 
Gideon Young Jr 1774 721 1775 757 1776 896 970 
ol Crapon and Hall against town sergeant for pass- 
ages to and from Newport 1788 5025 
bond of Daniel Brown and Benjamin Hearnton on ac- 
count of Mary Clarke and child 1692 28 
John Owens on account of Sarah Hammett 1758 306 
Samuel Tift on account of Mary Bellow and child 1683 26 
certificate of Dr. Truman as to condition of Abigail 

Fletcher alias Smith 1784 8260 

deposition of Eleazer Harding as to Anne Carrel 1758 317 

Sobriety Dwier as to Abigail 0*Brian 1779 ^^^ 

examination of Stephen Addams 1780 1934 

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Vagrancy Proceedings examination of 
Benjamin Addison 
Nathaniel Allen 
Hannah Baley 
John Beasly 
Margaret Benson 
Eunice Barber 
Ruony Barker 
Polly Bartlett 
James Cadell 
Mary Carder 
Anne Carrel 
John Carter 
Jude Casco 
Daniel Case 
John Clemence 
Benjamin Coates 
Sarah Cockings 
Vashti Colson 
William Cooke 
Mary Crosing 
Elizabeth Crow 
Henry Field 
Polly Fitch 
Amos Fitz Simons 
Gideon Franklin 
Sarah Gardner 
Josiah Gifford 

Glasscow a manumitted slave 
Titus Guinea 
William Henderson 
Elizabeth Hodges 
Isabell Hope 
Tower Humphrey 
Benjamin Jones 
Lawrence Kelley 
Rebecca Killey 
Thankful King 
Francisco Kinsley 
Phebe Lawrence 
Vcsty Layland 
Peter Norton 
Jacob Noumus 
Olive Pero 
Penelope Price 
Grace Record 
William Rogers 
Benjamin Sampson 

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1775 87» 

1770 427 

1770 4«7 

1787 4280 

1770 427 

1780 1920 

1780 1020 

1780 1020 

1785 3442 

1775 754 

1758 318 

1785 3648 

1770 427 

1766 801 
1758 281 
1770 427 

1780 1030 
1789 6302 

1787 4253 
1764 384 

1780 1030 
1770 427 

1788 4857 
1770 427 
1775 848 

1780 1030 
1770 427 
1763 370 
1770 427 

1780 1030 

1763 378 
1756 270 

1784 15330a 

1787 4280 
1770 427 

1764 385 
1780 1030 

1770 427 

1788 4762 
1770 427 

1763 370 
1785 3440 

1767 306 
1785 3680 

1764 385 
1763 370 

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Vagrancy Proceedings examination of 

Elizabeth Sliaw 1768 410 

Lydia Sliepard 1769 415 

Epiiraim Smitli 1769 420 

Elizabetli Stoneliouse 1785 3588 

Ann Stringer 1770 4«7 

Susanna Tripp 1780 1900 

James Wamsley 1770 4J86 

Coley Wells a freed slave 1787 4^80 

Nathaniel Wells 1787 4280 

John Wheirs 1770 427 

John Wicker 1770 427 

Wait Whiting 1780 1930 

examination and judgment of Hopestill Mowry 1780 1923 

Phebe Newcomb 1780 1923 

Abigail O'Brien 1779 1688 
Thomas Phelps 1787 15084a 

Nicholas Parker 1780 1923 

Poll J Poor 1785 3427 

Martha Simons 1780 1923 

Judah Wanton 1780 1929 
information as to Elizabeth Freeman by overseer of poor 

to town council 1778 1550 
letter as to Cato Freeman from town of Cumberland to 

town of Cranston 1787 4560 
Esther Heradon from select men of Windham to 

town of Providence 1790 5646 5659 
Eli Luther insane vagrant from governor to town 

council 1784 3167 
Mrs. Stojiehouse from city council of Newport to 

town council 1785 3727 

memorandum as to summoning vagrants before council 1756 285 
notice from town of Abington to town of Providence to 

take care of a Providence vagrant there 1774 734 
order of overseer of poor on town treasurer in favor of 

John Field for carrying vagrant to Newport 1789 5107 
of town council on town clerk to bring before them 

copy of laws as to settlements in towns 1780 1900 
of town council that Nathaniel Bowdich be prose- 
cuted unless he departs the town in 24 hours 1775 872 
petition of Christopher Stocken twice ordered out of 

town for leave to return and live in Providence 1787 4386 
printing laws respecting bill for of John Carter against 

town 1785 3322 1790 5475 

Bennet Wheeler 1785 3324 

punishment of for returning to town without leave after 

being ordered removed case of Jonathan Benjamin 1788 4875 

Zolph Carpenter, a free ** muster" woman 1787 4280 

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Vagrancy Proceedings 

receipt from town sergeant for vagrants and warrants 

en route of removal by constable of Cranston 1788 4941 
1789 5160 

of Johnston 1788 4916 1790 6674 
of North Providence 1787 4195 4S83 4306 4466 4494 4597 
1788 478J) 4773 4645 1789 5»89 179O 6615 5694 5766 
by town treasurer of fine paid by vagrant for return- 
ing to town without leave of town council after 

having been sent out of town by warrant 1788 4673 
return of officer on warrant to remove Joanna McDonald 

to Newport 1775 745 
resolution of town council case of Zolph Carpenter 1787 4469 
John Cooper 1787 4391 
Thomas Field 1789 5JS55 
Cynthia Holden a negro 1786 4076 
Joseph Leonard 1763 369 
vote of town meeting to pay William Compton for ser- 
vices 1771 15034 
warrant to bring before town council Eliezer Albro et al 1754 947 
John Anthony et ah 1747 146 
Miriam Birch 1783 2916 
Anne Borden 1784 3199 
Margaret Bowler e/ a/5 1782 9745 
Marcy Bragg et al I'j'js 693 
William Carpenter 1754 *''^ 
Thomas Eldridge 1748 155 
Sampson Freeman 1784 3134 
Richard Fuller et al 1783 9915 
Wait Godfrey et a Is 1784 3905 
Elizabeth Griffes 1757 300 
Mrs. Sarah Johnston et a I 1783 2955 
Betsy Kiah 1779 1699 
Jeremiah Lawton 1783 2691 
Joana McDonal 1774 696 
Widow O'Brian et al 1779 1666 
Samuel Thayer et als 1774 ^^^ 
John Treby 1775 624 
Duke Waterman et als 1774 639 
Amey Whipple et al 1758 316 
Molly Whitaker 1777 1161 
warrant to remove vagrant to Providence John Byrms 
from East Chester Westchester Co. N. Y. 1785 3494 
Esther Haraden et als from Windham Conn. 1790 5646 
from Voluntown Conn. 1790 5667 
Susanna Mathewson from Rehoboth Mass. 1778 1437 
from Providence to Bellingham John Pitts et als 1771 429 
to Boston Mary Billings and child 1781 15067 

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Vagrancy Proceedings warrant to remove from Providence to Boston 

James Burke et al 1785 lff070 

Felix Holbrook 1790 5588 

Phyllis Merritt 1790 5668 

Sarah Wood 1790 5780 

to Brainham Ruth Smith 1790 5685 

to Braintree Betsy Fowler et al 1790 5448 

to Bristol Elizabeth Phillips 1772 467 

Ljdia Shepard 1769 417 

to Cambridge Cato Freeman et ah 1790 5671 

to Cranston Rosabella Bradshaw 1788 4868 4971 

Sarah Mores 1788 4618 4613 

Susanna Potter 1787 4885 

Jedediah Stone et al 1790 5485 

Israel Tyler et als 1774 669 

to Cumberland Obadiah Blanding et ux 1788 4716 

Jane Whipple 1787 4884 4885 

to Dracut Zebulon Bateman et als 1790 5741 

to East Greenwich Wait Godfrey • 1784 8806 

to Grafton Esther Short 1783 15073 

to Hartford John Conley 1790 5584 

to Ipswich Titus Guinea 1789 5896 

to Johnston Mary Anthony 1786 3791 

Sarah Frank and child 1779 ^XiOW 

Katharine an orphan 1789 5100 

to Litchfield Thomas Osborne et als 1790 5488 

to Little Compton Samuel Grinnell et als 1788 4880 4881 

Sarah Johnson 1787 4855 

to Mendon Samuel Thayer et als 1774 718 

to Middleborough Martha Simons 1780 15084 

to Newport Abigail Chad wick 1787 4490 

Betty Chadwick 1788 5088 

Deborah Ell wood 1790 5588 

Olive Goddard et als 1762 368 

William Goddard 1768 413 

Sarah Hogan 1786 8781 

Mary Kennedy 1789 5898 

Clarke Pike 1790 5688 

Penelope Price et als 1785 3718 

Benjamin Read's son 1780 15066a 

William Townsend*s children 1775 835 

John Treby 1775 887 

Margaret Wanton 1789 5156 

Richard Whitehorn 1786 4088 

to North Kingstown Judith Hazard 1780 15066 

to North Providence Huldah Abbey and child 1787 4498 

Susanna Guinea 1788 4778 

Prudence Hawkins and son 1788 4786 

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Vagrancy Proceedings warrant 
Providence 

Joshua Smith et als 
to Oxford Mrs. Rhoda Hill 
to Philadelphia William Davenport et als 
to Portsmouth N. H. James Furlong 
to Rehoboth Susanna Allen 
Miriam Burch 
Susanna Mathewson 
Jonathan Paine et als 
Olive Pero 
to Salem Elizabeth Howard 

Marjr Ratford 
to Sherburne Sally Fitch 
to Smithfield Sarah Arnold 
to South Kingstown Freelove Franklin 

Isabell Hope 
to Swansea Abigail 0*Brian et als 

Ephraim Smith et als 
to Taunton James Andrews 
Elijah Cobb 
Benjamin Fales 
to Warwick Ruth Finch et al 

Sarah Gardner et als 
to Westerly Sarah Palmoter and child 
to Weymouth Vashti Colson and child 
writ of arrest to compel John Hoyle to give bond to sup- 
port his family before leaving town 
Vagrancy Proceedingrs in Newport examination of 

Gamaliel Richmond 
Venture fishing in schooner Ranger account between 
Henry Bo wen and Ambrose Page 
certificate of right of Henry Bowen in 
in West India voyage receipt for 
Vote of General Assembly on petition of town for 
Assembly to call convention to consider Constitution 
of the United States 
Vote of Town Meetings appointing committee to assist 
town treasurer to hire money to discharge execution 
against town 
directing town treasurer to buy a shop 
extract from as to payment of " abstracts " 
to prevent ingrossing of prices 
see also for other votes the titles under which the 
subject matter of such votes is classified e, g, as to 
paving streets see Highways as to taxation see 
Taxes 
Voters Lists of, see Freemen 
Ward-Hopkins Controversy proposals 

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1788 4651 

1789 5»97 
1789 5301 

1789 5336 

1790 5474 
1784 3150 
1778 1438 

1773 468 
1767 397 

1774 711 
1790 5586 
1788 4934 

1771 434 
1786 16083b 

1756 »80 
1782 9698 

1772 452 
1774688 

1774 641 

1775 8^ 

1787 4157 

1787 4438 
1745 123 

1788 4696 

1728 14666 

1771 430 

1790 I5330f 

1790 15330d 

1778 14293 



1788 4785 



I 781 2437 

1772 484 

1778 1552 

1777 1297 



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Warranty see the titles to which the warrants respectively 
relate «. g, for warrants in vagrancy see Vagrancy 
Proceedings for warrants for town meetings to impose 
taxes see Taxes for warrants for town meetings to 
raise feed or clothe troops see Revolution 
Warrant Search for stolen goods 1783 ao44 

Watkins lots resolution of town council as to sale of 1788 4766 

Washingrton deneral address of Town of Providence to 1790 5703 
answer of General Washington to address of town 
of Providence 1790 5704 

bill of James Arnold against town for candles supplied 
the poor for illuminating town 1781 M48 

of Henry Bowen for repairing court house 1790 5717 

of Daniel Branch for notifying the inhabitants to 

clear the streets 1790 57l» 

of John Carter for printing order of procession and 

tickets for the entertainment at reception 1790 5797 

of Caleb Ormsbee for preparations for illumination 

at reception 1790 5725 

request to call a town meeting to arrange reception 1790 5700 
warrant to call a town meeting to arrange a greeting 1790 5701 
Watch bill of Elijah Bacon against town for moving a 

watch house from Mumford*s to Bridge 1776 1964 

of Nathan Brown for making and fixing six watch 

poles 1776 1047 

of Jonathan Hammon for making three watch boxes 1776 047 
of John Nichols for taking charge of town watch for 
sixteen weeks 1776 1006 

for taking care of town watch and a watch house 
bought for use of town 1777 1138 

of Daniel Teflft for six pole hooks for watches 1776 1048 

of William Wheaton materials and building chim- 
ney for watch house 1777 1133 
list of names with the nqmber of nights each person is 

to watch for six months and vote of town as to same 1775 803 

order of Jabez Bowen on town treasurer per order of 

council in favor of Beriah Curtis and Co. for watching 1776 977 
report of committee to draw up regulations for the town 
watch 1764 386 

Water lots on flats a little north of Weybosset hill receipt 
from Richard Brown for payment (these receipts are 
unsigned) 1746 14705 14706 

Wharfage bill for against Esek Anthony 1787 4123 

WiU for acquittance from charge of, see Acquittance 

of Israel Arnold of Warwick 1743 \\% 

of Martha Brown and probate of 1765 14976a 14977 

of William Brown 1773 14760 

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Will 

of Joseph Olney motion against probate of 1777 I866 
of John Smith the miller deposition of John Whipple 1682 17 
of Samuel Winsor i68t 16 
nuncupative of Mrs. Martha Brown citation as to pro- 
bate of 1779 I66S 
Work House Estate bill against town of Zephaniah 

Andrews for labor 1774 ^'^ 

James Angell for locks 1778 147a 

Nathan Arnold el al for stone for wall 1785 9655 

Elisha Bo wen for work and materials 1785 3711 

Jabez Bowen for kettle to boil the junk in 1774 696 

William Brayton for hardware 1783 3089 

John Brown for materials for repairs 1784 3145 

Nicholas Brown and Co. for building supplies 1773 53S 

for lumber 1774 688 

David Burr for repairs 1783 aos4 

Joshua Burr for labor in repairing 1783 3005 

Samuel Davenport for work 1785 38S1 

John Demount for labor and materials 1779 1588 

Thomas Field for work 1785 8381 

Joseph Hawkins for building wall 1786 3819 

Thomas Jenkins for boards for repairing 1783 3080 

Charles Keen for building wharf 1771 15087 

David Martin for making sash and setting glass 1777 1138 

James Martin for shingles and glazing 1783 3081 

Joseph Martin for repairs 1784 3070 

Josiah Miller for repairing 1783 3001 

Samuel Newell for repairing 1783 3004 

Elihu Peck for labor and material 1785 8708 

Lewis Peck for nails 1785 3706 

John Smith for work 1789 5366 

Nathan Waterman for making list of repairs 1780 8850 

Nathaniel Wheaton for repairs and construction 1775 790 

for supplies to repair 1789 5330 

William Wheaton for wooden bunk 1780 8849 

Nathan Williams for work 1785 3698 

Gideon Young Jr for making cage 1776 970 

order of committee on the town treasurer in favor of 

bearer on account of repairs 1783 3088 8083 

for advances for repairs 1783 3008 

boards for repairing 1783 8958 8959 

material used in repairs 1783 3014 

John Bolton for boards for floor 1783 8956 

Daniel Brayton rum for drink of men repairing 1783 3037 

John Demount for hair for mortar 1787 4813 

Tilley Merrick Olney for sand 1783 8994 

Abner Thayer for rum for carpenters to drink 1783 3085 

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Work house order of committee on town treasurer in favor of 

Nathan Williams for worlc 1783 

Samuel Young for lime for repairing 1783 S984 
of David Brins on Joseph Martin in favor of Abner 

Thajer for work 1783 8015 
of Joseph Martin on work house in favor of Nathan 
Williams for work on 1784 8048 
receipt of Joseph Martin from Benjamin Hoppin for pur- 
pose of repairing 1783 «09l 
report on condition after use for barracking troops 1780 MNMi 
rules and orders of 1773 578 1774 573 
vote of town meeting to settle accounts 1764 388 
to shingle 1768 418 
to repairs after barracking of troops 1779 1880 
warrant to warn town meeting to consider repairs of 1782 8785 
Writ, see Legal Proceedings Bastardy Proceedings 

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Mortgages 



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INDEX TO 
Paper-Money Bank Mortgages 



The paper-money banks of Rhode Island were devices whereby bills of 
credit were issued by the treasury and were loaned out at interest to the 
people on mortgage security for a term of years. They were issued to 
enlarge the circulating medium and on various pretexts ; for example, to 
supply the loss occasioned by the expenses of the wars, to repair fortifica- 
tions, to promote the fisheries and the raising of flax and wool, to repair the 
colony house, to build a light-house and finally to supply the place of former 
issues which had been brought in and cancelled. The outstanding bills 
rapidly depreciated in exchangeable value and finally became worthless. 

There were ten banks issued, as follows : the first in 1715, £40,000, the 
second in 1721, £40,000, the third in 1728, £40,000, the fourth in 1731, 
£60,000, the fifth in 1733, £104,000, the sixth in 1738, £100,000, the 
seventh in 1740, £20,000, the eighth in 1743-4, %o,ooo, the ninth in 1750, 
£25,000, the tenth in 1786, £100,000; amounting in the whole to 
£569,000. 

The mortgages remained nominally in force, but all attempts to fore- 
close them were abandoned by general consent, and they are not re- 
garded in the examination of land titles. They were recorded in the 
office of the town clerk, and among the books of the city of Providence 
are now remaining records of the first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh, 
eighth, ninth and tenth banks. 

The following is an index of the mortgagors, showing the dates on 
which said mortgages were issued and the book and page where the 
record of such mortgage may be found : 

Abbott Daniel and Jahleel Brenton et al 



George Gould ing et al 
Jonathan Nichols et al 

John Wanton et al 



[17s] 







BOOK 


. p. 


Juljr 


6 1741 


5 


47 


June 


17 1741 


5 


38 


Dec. 


15 1741 


5 


52 


Nov. 


20 1744 


6 


49 


July 


14 1740 




59 


Oct. 


29 1726 




92 


Jan. 


31 1725 




33 


Aug. 


27 1730 




104 


Jan. 


21 1720 




II 


Dec. 


15 1722 




H 


July 


30 1732 




55 



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Allbe Eleazar and Gideon Wanton et al 
Ang'ell James and John Wanton et al 
John and John Wanton et al 
Jahleel Brenton et al 
John Wanton et al 

John Jr and Jonathan Nichols et al 
Anthony John and Gideon Wanton et al 
Joseph and John Wanton et al 
Stephen and John Wanton et al 
Thomas and Benjamin Nichols et al 
Jonathan Nichols et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
Aplin John and Jonathan Nichols et al 
Arnold Edward and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Benjamin Nichols et al 

John Wanton et al 



Stephen and John Wanton et al 
Ashton Joshua and Jahleel Brenton et al 
William and Jahleel Brenton et al 
John Wanton et al 



Atwood Charles and Benjamin Nichols et al 

Baker Elisha and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Jonathan Nichols et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
Ballaeu Maturin and John Wanton et al 
Ballard Isaac and John Wanton et al 
Ballen Peter and John Wanton et al 
Barnes John and Jonathan Nichols et al 

John Wanton et al 
Bateman Peter and Gideon Wanton et al 
Bellknap Benjamin and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Beverly George and Gideon Wanton et al 
Borden Joseph and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Joseph Jr and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Bowdish Moses and John Wanton et al 

['76] 







BOOK 


. p. 


Oct. 


24 1751 




6 


Nov. 


28 1721 




63 


Dec. 


I 1733 




54 


Nov. 


5 1744 




45 


Dec. 


3 1733 




57 


July 


4 1731 




4 


Apr. 


4 1727 




98 


Dec. 


13 1751 




26 


May 


14 1722 




74 


Sept. 


27 1731 




18 


Feb. 


8 1753 




83 


July 


12 1727 




83 


Feb. 


8 1753 




51 


Apr. 


21 174S 




58 


Dec. 


30 1744 


6 


51 


Apr. 


11 1747 


6 


59 


Jan. 


28 1748 


6 


63 


Dec. 


4 1733 


4 


60 


Jan. 


31 1738 


4 


87 


Sept. 


17 1731 


3 


14 


May 


20 1731 


3 


45 


Nov. 


17 1733 


4 


38 


Oct. 


13 1744 


6 


38 


Oct. 


13 1744 


6 


40 


Oct. 


30 1733 


4 


9 


Sept. 


2 173' 


3 


I 


July 


21 1721 


2 


29 


Sept. 


2 1731 


2 


107 


Apr. 


13 1748 


4 


99 


Apr. 


13 1748 


3 


55 


June 


6 1741 


5 


9 


Oct. 


" 1745 


6 


56 


Mar. 


7 1725 


2 


91 


Jan. 


28 1752 


7 


37 


Oct. 


17 1721 


2 


37 


Aug. 


12 1721 


2 


46 


Apr. 


21 1720 


1 


23 


Feb. 


9 1726 


I 


36 


Sept. 


23 1731 


I 


51 


Aug. 


15 1753 


7 


52 


Oct. 


3 1741 


4 


96 


Nov. 


U «744 


6 


47 


Mar. 


2 1752 


7 


43 


June 


6 1741 


5 


II 


Nov. 


19 1744 


5 


55 


June 


29 1741 


5 


42 


Nov. 


20 1733 


4 


43 



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Bow6Il Ephraitn and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Joseph Jr and Jalileel Brenton ei al 
Richard and Gideon Wanton et al 
Bradway William and Jonathan Nichols et al 
Brig^gS John and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
William and Gideon Wanton et al 
Brook William and John Wanton et al 
Brown George and Jahleel Brenton et al 
John and Gideon Wanton et al 
Joseph and Benjamin. Nichols et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
Jahleel Brenton et al 
Benjamin Nichols et al 
Browne Hosannah and John Wanton et al 
Jabez and John Wanton et al 
James and Jonathan Nichols et al 
James Jr and John Wanton et al 
Jeremiah and John Wanton et al 
John and John Wanton et al 



June 

Oct. 

Feb. 

May 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

July 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

July 

Jan. 

Nov. 

Aug. 

Apr. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Nov. 24 

Dec. 17 

Sept 19 

Dec. 8 

Dec. 



Joseph and Jonathan Nichols et al 

Richard and John Wanton et al 

William and John Wanton et al I>ec. 17 

Bucklen Jonathan and Benjamin Nichols et al Apr. 4 

Burllngg^ame Benj. and John Wanton et al Sept. 18 

Nov. 7 
John and Gideon Wanton et al Oct. 25 
Joshua and Jahleel Brenton et al Sept. 26 

Sept. 26 

Moses and Jahleel Brenton et al June 9 

John Wanton et al Nov. 12 

Gideon Wanton et al Apr. 13 

Moses Jr and Benj. Nichols et al Mar. 24 

Mar. 24 

G. Wanton et al Dec. 7 

Roger and John Wanton et al Oct. 20 

Jahleel Brenton etal Sept. 21 

John Wanton et al Nov. 8 

Samuel and John Wanton et al Nov. 7 

Thomas and John Wanton et al Nov. i 

Thos. Jr and John Wanton et al July 25 

William and John Wanton ^/a/Nov. 21 

Burrousrli William and John Wanton et al Dec. i 

Burton William and John Wanton et al Nov. 7 

Carpenter Silas and John Wanton et al Nov. 26 

Timothy and John Wanton et al Sept. 25 



1741 

1744 
1752 
1726 

1744 
1751 
1752 
1721 

1744 
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1755 
1752 
1741 

175s 
1721 
1721 
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1752 
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1751 
173' 
1744 
1733 
1733 
1733 
1721 

»733 
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5 
6 

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6 

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7 

2 
6 

■7 
6 

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5 
5 

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2 
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3 
4 
3 
4 
I 

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6 

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6 
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7 
3 
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4 
4 
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39 
39 
42 
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40 
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26 
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39 
12 
68 

43 
69 
40 

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70 

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27 
7 
23 
24 
21 
118 
47 
85 
65 
16 

34 
20 

30 
28 

»3 
24 
44 
56 
26 
50 
17 



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Carpenter WilHam 3d and Benj. Nichols et al Oct. 

Cary Benjamin and Benjamin Nichols et al 

Checkley John and Gideon Wanton et al 

Church John and John Wanton et al 

Clarke John and John Wanton et al 

Clemance Richard and John Wanton et al 

Richard Jr and John Wanton et al 
Thomas and John Wanton et al 

Colvin John and John Wanton et al 



John Jr and John Wanton et al 
Colwell John and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Coman Benjamin and John Wanton et al 

Wilihim and Jonathan Nichols et al 
Compton William and Gideon Wanton et al 
Comstock Hazadiah and John Wanton et al 

John and John Wanton et al 
Thomas and John Wanton et al 
CongdOB Benjamin and John Wanton et al 

Ephraim and Benjamin Nichols et al Mar. 

James and John Wanton et al 

Samuel and Gideon Wanton et al 
Cook Daniel and John Wanton et al 
Peter and Gideon Wanton et al 
Corpe Hope and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Joseph and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Crawford John and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Joseph and John Wanton et al 
Currie Robert and John Wanton et al 



Jonathan Nichols et al 
Davis John and John Wanton et al 
Day Nathaniel and John Wanton et al 

Dean Elijah and Jahleel Brenton et al 

William and Gideon Wanton et al 

Dexter John and John Wanton et al 

Gideon Wanton et al 
Peleg and Gideon Wanton et al 
Stephen ^nd John Wanton et al 

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BOOK 


. p 


Oct. 


25 


1751 


7 


I 


Nov. 


18 


1747 


6 


60 


Mar. 


6 


»752 




45 


Aug. 


4 


1721 




10 


Dec. 


17 


«733 




71 


Nov. 


I 


1733 




12 


Aug. 


H 


1721 




75 


Oct. 


II 


1731 




29 


Sept. 


27 


1721 




66 


Oct. 


12 


i73» 




50 


Oct. 


12 


1731 




no 


Sept. 


15 


1721 




67 


June 


10 


1741 




30 


Oct. 


30 


>733 




8 


Jan. 


n 


1726 




93 


Dec. 


12 


>75i 




24 


Sept. 


2 


1721 




13 


Oct. 


2 


1731 




47 


May 


12 


1739 




92 


Oct. 


31 


1733 




II 


Nov. 


26 


1733 




49 


Mar. 


27 


1753 




66 


Mar. 


37 


1753 




86 


Nov. 


30 


»733 




53 


Sept 


1 


1721 




18 


Nov. 


II 


1751 




II 


Jan. 


I 


1733 




I 


Oct. 


I 


1754 




55 


June 


6 


1741 




8 


June 


6 


174 1 




3 


Oct. 


»5 


1744 




41 


Nov. 


7 1733 




25 


Sept. 


»3 


1721 




33 


Jan. 


10 


«733 




2 


Dec. 


29 1733 




82 


Dec. 


19 


1733 




74 


July 


27 


1726 




35 


Nov. 


7 1733 




24 


Jan. 


6 


>737 




89 


Feb. 


13 


1738 




88 


Aug. 


30 


1744 




2 


Jan. 


31 


1752 




34 


Jan. 


10 


1759 




59 


Oct. 


24 


1721 




56 


Jan. 


24 1752 




33 


Dec. 


9 


1751 




20 


Oct. 


18 


1721 




38 



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Dexter Stephen and John Wanton et al 

Stephen Jr. and John Wanton et al 

Dyer Charles and John Wanton et al 

Daniel and Jonathan Nichols et al 
John and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Samuel and Jahleel Brenton et al 
William and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Eddy Zachariah and Benjamin Nichols et al 

John Wanton et al 

Zachariah Jr. and John Wanton et al 
Evens Richard Jr. and John Wanton et al 
Fenner Arthur and John Wanton et al 

Arthur Jr. and John Wanton et al 
Daniel and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Edward and John Wanton et al 
Richard and John Wanton et al 
Thomas Jr. and Benj. Nichols et al 
William and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Field John Jr. and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Nathaniel and Benjamin Nichols et al 

Jahleel Brenton et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
Thomas Jr. and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
William and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Frazier Alexander and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Ben J. Nichols et al 
Garrat Thomas and Gideon Wanton et al 
Gibbs Israel and Gideon Wanton et al 
Robert and Jahleel Brenton et al 
John Wanton et al 
Gorton Samuel and John Wanton et al 
Greene Elisha and John Wanton et al 



James and Benjamin Nichols et al 
Gideon Wanton et al 
Gulley William and John Wanton et al 



Hamon William and Benjamin Nichols et al 

HardinST Stephen and John Wanton et al 

[ 179 ] 







BOOK. P. 


Dec. 


18 1733 


4 


72 


Sept. 


xo 1731 


3 


3 


Nov. 


a 1733 


4 


14 


Sept. 


. 6 1746 


6 


57 


Sept. 


10 1744 


6 


XI 


June 


8 1741 


5 


19 


Feb. 


»5 1742 




53 


Nov. 


20 1749 




60 


Nov. 


20 1749 




ICO 


Apr. 


28 1721 




90 


Sept. 


14 1721 




25 


Sept. 


11 1721 




27 


Sept. 


28 1721 




21 


Sept. 37 1721 




65 


June 


4 >723 




76 


Nov. 


»5 1744 




48 


Feb. 


17 1729 




43 


Sept. 


8 1721 




77 


Feb. 


20 1754 




90 


June 


7 1744 




15 


June 


10 1741 




31 


Aug. 


3 >753 




63 


Oct. 


9 1752 




81 


June 


16 1741 




37 


Nov. 


11 1751 




12 


June 


5 i74» 




33 


Feb. 


" 1754 




54 


June 


10 1741 




28 


Aug. 


30 1744 




3 


Feb. 


8 1753 




84 


Oct. 


23 »75i 




3 


Dec. 


2 1751 




15 


July 


2 1744 




43 


Dec. 


18 1733 




73 


July 


29 1721 




79 


Feb. 


3 1738 




52 


Feb. 


3 1738 




91 


Oct. 


I 1731 




25 


Nov. 


" 1733 




35 


May 


28 1743 




79 


Nov. 


22 1754 




60 


Aug. 


17 172 1 




49 


Nov. 


15 1727 


2* 


84 


July 


13 1730 




105 


June 


2 1750 




71 


June 


2 1750 




lOI 


May 


1 1722 




19 



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BOOK. P. 

Harding^ Stephen and Jonathan Nichols et al Jan. 33 1724 i 31 

Nov. I 1726 I 37 

John Wanton et al Nov. 10 1733 i 60 

Thomas and John Wanton et al Nov. 6 1733 4 23 

Harris Andrew and John Wanton et al Dec. 19 1720 i 27 

Job and John Wanton et al Nov. 3 1729 2 103 

William and John Wanton «/ a/ June 16x722 2 81 

Sept. 13 1721 2 26 

Hartshorn Jacob and John Wanton et al Nov. 15 1733 4 37 

Hause John and John Wanton tf/ <x/ Nov. 6 1721 2 22 

Hawkings Edward and John Wanton e/ a/ Oct. 21 172 1 2 52 

Sept. 15 1731 3 9 

Edward Jr. and John Wanton et al July 21 1721 2 54 

Elijah and John Wanton et al Nov. 20 1733 4 45 

Jeremiah and Gideon Wanton et al Oct. 24 175 1 7 5 

John and Jahleel Brenton «/ a/ Sept. 19 1744 ^ ^^ 

Joseph and John Wanton et al Nov. 20 1733 4 42 

Josiah and Jahleel Brenton e/ a/ Oct. 5 1744 6 30 

Rufus and John Wanton et al Nov. 5 1733 4 19 

Jahleel Brenton et al Sept. 6 1744 6 7 

Hawkins William Jr. and John Wanton et al Sept. 26 172 1 i 3 

Henry John and Gideon Wanton £/ a/ Oct. 261751 7 8 

Jahleel Brenton et al Sept. 4 1744 6 5 

Hemden John and John Wanton ^/ a/ Sept. 30 172 1 2 42 

William and John Wanton ^/ a/ Aug. 15 1721 2 50 

Herrinden Benjamin and John Wanton ^/ a/ Nov. 6 1721 2 16 

Hide Joseph and John Wanton «/ a/ Dec. 11 1721 2 32 

Hopkins Amos and Gideon Wanton et al June 7 1753 6 88 

Benjamin Nichols ^/ <i/ July 6 1753 5 67 

June 27 1754 6 92 

June 27 1754 5 68 

William and Jahleel Brenton <>/ a/ Mar. 23 1721 2 73 

John Wanton ^/ <i/ Aug. 18 1721 2 72 

Oct. 18 1731 3 31 

Hudson Mary and John Wanton et al Oct. 7 1731 3 28 

Thomas and Jahleel Brenton e/ <?/ June 8 1741 5 17 

Huston William and Jahleel Brenton et al July 3 1741 5 45 

July 21 1741 5 51 

Aug. 7 1 741 5 13 

Inman Edward Jr. and John Wanton e/ n/ Dec. 11 1721 2 57 

Irween James and Jahleel Brenton et al Oct. 1 1744 6 26 

tJenckes Nathaniel Jr. and John Wanton et al Oct. 4 1731 3 26 

Obadiah and Jonathan Nichols et al Mar. 22 1725 i 34 

John Wanton et al Sept. 5 1721 2 28 

William and Jahleel Brenton ^/ «/ Sept' 18 1744 6 17 

tJones William and John Wanton et al May 26 1730 i 16 

William Jr. and John Wanton et al Dec. 20 1733 4 75 

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Jones Zachariah and John Wanton et al 
Joy Peter and Jahleel Brenton et al 

John Wanton et al 
Kees Shadrack and Jonathan Nichols et al 
Kent John and Gideon Wanton et al 

Kilton Samuel and John Wanton et al 
King^ Elizabeth and John Wanton et al 
James and John Wanton et al 
James Jr. and John Wanton et al 

John and Jahleel Brenton et al 

John Wanton et al 
Jonathan and Jahleel Brenton et al 

John Wanton et al 
Josiah and Jahleel Brenton et al 
KniSrlit Ebenezer and John Wanton et al 
John and John Wanton et al 

Jonathan and John Wanton et al 
Richard and Jahleel Brenton et al 

John Wanton et al 



Gideon Wanton et al 

Richard 4th and Gideon Wanton et al 
Robert and Jahleel Brenton et al 

Knowles Daniel and John Wanton et al 

Jonathan Nichols et al 

Knowlton Elisha and John Wanton et al 

liarance Sarah and John Wanton et al 
liUther Consider and Benjamin Nichols et al 
Man Thomas and John Wanton et al 
Manchester Martha and Gideon Wanton et al 
Matthew and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Manton Edward and John Wanton et al 
Mathewson Daniel and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Israel and Jahleel Brenton et al 
Zachariah and John Wanton et al 
Mawrey Henry and John Wanton et al 

John and John Wanton et al 
Mitchel Edward and Jonathan Nichols et al 

[i8t] 



Aug. 17 
Sept. 4 
Dec. 26 
Dec. 2 
Mar. 2 
Mar. 2 
Nov. 7 
Oct. 20 
Mar. 21 
Aug. 27 
Sept. 22 
June 9 
Jan. I 
June 9 
Oct. 12 
Jan. 22 
Oct. 5 
Nov. 2 
Nov. 5 
Sept. 14 
Nov. 3 
June 8 
Sept. 5 
Sept. II 
Oct. 26 
Dec. 24 
Oct. 25 
Dec. 14 
Dec. 14 
Jan. 7 
Oct. 18 
Oct. II 
Dec. 7 
Feb. 6 
June 22 
Sept. 27 
Jan. 13 
Dec. 26 
Feb. 4 
Sept. 10 
Nov. 3 
Sept. 27 
Oct. I 
Aug. 25 
July 25 
Nov. II 
June 10 



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6 


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6 


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4 


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Mitchel Edward and John Wanton et al 

James and John Wanton et al 
Mowry Henry and Jonathan NichoU #/ al 
Olney Abraham and Benjamin NichoU et al 
James and John Wanton et al 

John and Jahleel Brenton et al 

John Wanton et al 
John Jr and Jonathan NichoU et al 
William Jr and John Wanton et al 



Owen Josiah and John Wanton et al 



Thomas and Jahleel Brenton et al 
John Wanton et al 
Packard Feamot and John Wanton et al 
Pasre William and John Wanton et al 

Jonathan NichoU et al 
Paget Henry and Gideon Wanton et al 
Paine Solomon and Jahleel Brenton et al 

John Wanton et al 
Pearce Nathan and Jonathan NichoU et al 

Jahleel Brenton et al 
Peck Zephaniah and John Wanton et al 
Place Joseph and John Wanton et al 
Nathan and John Wanton et al 

Jonathan NichoU et al 
Peter and John Wanton et al 
Nathan and Jonathan NichoU et al 
Pollock Thomas and John Wanton et al 
Potter Abel and John Wanton et al 

Benjamin and John Wanton et al 
Benjamin Jr and Gideon Wanton et al 
Jahleel Brenton et al 
Caleb and Gideon Wanton et al 
Content and John Wanton et al 
Edward and John Wanton et al 

Gideon Wanton et al 
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Fisher and John Wanton et al 

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Taylor George and Jahleel Brenton et al 

[184] 



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Thayer David and Benjamin Nichols et al May 13 1755 6 94 

David and Benjamin Nichols et al May 13 1755 6 95 

Gideon Wanton et al May 12 1755 7 56 

May 12 175s 7 57 

Aug. 6 1755 7 58 

Thomas John and Gideon Wanton e/ a/ Oct. 231751 7 2 

Thornton Elihu and John Wanton et al Feb. 12 1729 i 44 

John and John Wanton et al June 15 1722 2 8 

Feb. 23 1733 4 6 

Joseph and Benjamin Nichols et al Nov. 19 1747 6 61 

Nov. 19 1747 6 62 

Richard and John Wanton et al Oct. 5 1731 3 27 

Stephen and John Wanton et al Jan. 15 1733 4 3 

Thomas and John Wanton et al Nov. 8 1731 3 40 

William and John Wanton 6/ a/ Oct. 25 1733 2 116 

Tefft David and Benjamin Nichols e/ a/ Jan. 31748 6 68 

Tilling^hast Benjamin and John Wanton 6/ a/ Nov. 2 1733 4 17 

James and John Wanton et al Nov. 22 1733 4 46 

William and Jahleel Brenton et al Oct. 6 1744 6 31 

Tourtellot Abraham and John Wanton <?/ fl/ Mar. 23 1721 2 15 

Tracy John and John Wanton c/ a/ Oct. 18 1731 3 32 

Mar. 26 1739 3 54 

Tradwen John and Benjamin Nichols et al Nov. 7 1751 6 73 

Gideon Wanton et al Dec. 2 1751 7 14 

Tredwin John and John Wanton et al Dec. 20 1733 4 76 

Tripp Edward and Jahleel Brenton et al June 10 1741 5 27 

Gideon Wanton et al Dec. 18 1751 7 28 

Tucker Thomas and John Wanton et al Dec. 9 1728 2 108 

WallinST James Jr. and John Wanton et al Aug. 4 1721 2 41 

Wanton John and Jahleel Brenton et al Oct. 29 1741 6 43 

Warner Ezekiel and John Wanton et al July 31 1721 2 69 

Jan 10 1733 4 ^3 

Waterman Job and Jahleel Brenton et al Sept. 3 1744 6 4 

John Jr. and Jahleel Brenton e/ a/ Sept. 8 1744 6 8 

Nathaniel and John Wanton et al Dec. 3 1733 4 59 

Resolved and Benj. Nichols et al Nov. 20 1749 3 57 

Rich. 4th andjah. Brenton et al June 16 1741 5 35 

Weare Archibald and Gideon Wanton ^/ a/ Dec. 13 175 1 7 25 

Weaver Elisha and Benjamin Nichols et al Aug. 17 1750 4 102 

Aug. 17 1750 5 61 

Aug. 17 1750 4 «03 

West Jonathan and John Wanton «/ fl/ Aug. 26 1721 2 55 

WestCOtt Benjamin and John Wanton et al Aug. 22 172 1 2 70 

Sept. 16 1731 3 13 

Sept 16 1731 2 113 

Benj. Jr. and Jahleel Brenton et al June 4 1741 5 4 

Sept. 17 1744 6 i6 

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Ezekiel and John Wanton et al Nov. 6 1733 4 aa 

Jabez and Gideon Wanton et al Mar. a 1753 7 44 

Aug. 38 1753 7 53 

John Wanton et al Nov. 10 1731 3 41 

Feb. 14 1738 3 51 

Joslah and Gideon Wanton et al Oct. 14 1743 6 73 

John Wanton et al Sept. 14 1731 3 8 

Nicholas and John Wanton e/ a/ Nov. 17 1733 4 39 

Samuel and Benjamin Nichols et al Feb. 39 175a 4 104 

May 17 1753 6 87 

Samuel Jr. and Benj. Nichols et al Apr. a 1748 6 65 

Stukley Jr. and Gid. Wanton e/a/ Dec. 7 175a 7 49 

Thomas and Benjamin Nichols et al May 3 1748 3 56 

John Wanton et al Nov. 17 1733 4 40 

William and John Wanton et al Nov. 17 1733 4 41 

July 39 173 1 3 43 

Wbeten John and Jahleel Brenton et al June 10 1741 5 39 

Whipple Benjamin and Jahleel Brenton et al Sept. 8 1744 6 9 

Job Jr. and Jonathan Nichols et al Jan. 33 1724 i 28 

John and John Wanton et al Nov. 8 1733 4 31 

Mar. 13 1737 4 90 

Jahleel Brenton et al May 2 1743 4 97 

Wickes Joseph and Jahleel Brenton et al July 7 1741 5 48 

Wigrht Benjamin and Jonathan Nichols et al Apr. 17 1727 3 99 

John Wanton «/ a/ Aug. 38 1731 3 23 

Benj. Jr. and Jonathan Nichols et al Apr. 17 1737 2 xoo 

Wilkinson Samuel Jr. and John Wanton et al Feb. 30 1730 i 7 

Willbore Daniel and Jonathan Nichols tf/ a/ Jan. 11 1726 3 88 

Williams Daniel and Benjamin Nichols e/ a/ Nov. 23 1753 6 89 

Jahleel Brenton e/ a/ Oct. 1017^4 6 33 

Gideon Wanton et al Dec. 3 1 1753 7 50 

James Jr. and John Wanton et al Nov. 39 1733 4 5^ 

James Jr. and Jahleel Brenton et al June 5 1741 5 7 

Jeremiah and Gideon Wanton e/ a/ Dec. 61751 7 17 

John and John Wanton et al Sept. 13 1731 3 6 

Joseph Jr. and Benjamin Nichols et al Nov. 30 1743 6 69 

Jahleel Brenton tf/ <i/ Sept. 11 1744 6 13 

Peleg and Jahleel Brenton et al Oct. 15 1744 6 43 

John Wanton e/ a/ Sept. i 1731 3 61 

Peleg Jr. and Jahleel Brenton et al June 16 1741 5 36 

Oct. 4 1744 6 38 

Robert and Jahleel Brenton et al June 15 1741 5 33 

Oct. 8 1745 6 54 

Stephen and John Wanton e/ a/ Sept. 15 173 1 3 10 

Nov. 5 1733 4 31 

Jahleel Brenton et al June 9 1741 5 33 

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Williams Thomas Jr. and Benj. Nichols ei al Feb. 7 1747 6 58 

Timothy and Jonathan Nichols et al Sept. 19 1748 6 66 

Timothy and Benjamin Nichols <>/<r/ Nov. 121748 6 67 

Wright Benjamin and John Wanton et al Mar. 25 1721 i 9 

Nov. 23 1731 I 53 

Young Archibald and Jahleel Brenton et al Oct. 13 1744 6 37 

James and John Wanton et al Aug. 18 1721 2 39 



Note: The records of the tenth or ** last bank" mortgages came to 
the hands of the commissioners too late to be included in the aforegoing 
index. It has been necessary therefore to prepare a separate index for 
this volume of the paper money bank mortgages, which follows. Instead 
of making these mortgages to Trustees, as was the case with the others, 
they were made to ** Thomas Rumreill Keeper of the Grand Commit- 
tee's Office for the State." 

Allen Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Joseph and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Paul and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Angell Thomas and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Arnold Elizabeth and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Jonathan and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Nehemiah and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Owen and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Thomas and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Averell Ebenezer and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Bourne Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Bowen Ephraim Jr and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

William and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Brown Peleg and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Richard and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Stephen and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Brownell William and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Carpenter John and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Clarke John Innes and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Cole Hugh and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Convers Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Cozzens Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Benjamin Jr and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Bddy Joseph and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Field James and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Foster Theodore and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Franklin Asa and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

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Hartshorn Stephen and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Hawkins Edward and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Holden Charles and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Horsewell Philip and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Hoyle Joseph and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Richard and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Jacobs Nathaniel and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Keene John and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
liindley Joshua and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Merry Ralph and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
MiUen Josiah and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Nightingale Joseph and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Olney Christopher and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

George and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Ormsbee John and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Packard Nathaniel and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Penno Peter and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Perry Thomas and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Pettey James and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Petty John and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Potter Jeremiah and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Reuben and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c, 
Randall Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Reynolds Grindal and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Rhodes William and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Sabin James and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Thomas and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Seamans James and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Sheldon Christopher and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Smith John and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Turpin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Snow Joseph and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Joseph Jr and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Sterry Robert and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Talbot Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Tallman Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Taylor Benjamin and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

Peter and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Thayer Simeon and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Thurber Edward and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
William and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Tifft David and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Tyler William Jr et ux and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Waterman John O. and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Wheaton William and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Whipple John and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Williams Andrew and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Toung Mary and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 
Samuel and Thomas Rumreill Keeper &c. 

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INDEX 

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Plats of Streets 
Highways &c 



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INDEX TO 
Plats of Streets Highways &c 



The following is an index to copies of plats of streets, highways and 
lands in and around Providence) which have been selected from the files 
in the office of the City Clerk. With a few exceptions thej bear date 
previous to 1800. During the years which they have been constantly 
referred to many of them have become worn and mutilated ; they have 
therefore been repaired, arranged in chronological order and mounted in 
a volume entitled <* Original Plats of Streets, Highways and Lands in the 
Town of Providence." Carefully made copies of them have been pre- 
pared under the direction of the City Engineer, and these copies have 
been bound in two volumes entitled ** Plats of Streets and Highways in 
the Town of Providence." 

These two volumes together with the volume of the originals have been 
deposited in the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall. 

The references in this index are made to these volumes of copies. 

The titles of the index show the various names by which the streets, 
highways or lands have at^ifferent times been designated, all of which 
appear in their alphabetical order. 



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KBCORD COMMISSIONERS 



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REPORT. 



To THE Honorable the City Council of the City 
OF Providence: 

Gentlemen: The Record Commissioners here- 
with present a further report of the work done by 
them since the last report made to your honorable 
body : 

PROVIDENCE TOWN PAPERS. 

The work in this class of records has been so far 
advanced that it may be said to be practically com- 
pleted although from time to time accessions are 
made to the already voluminous collection of docu- 
ments relating to the affairs of the town. 

At the time of the presentation of the last report 
all the documents in what has been called by the 
Commissioners the third series and comprising 
papers up to the year 1828 had been arranged and 
classified filling one hundred and thirty-eight vol- 
umes. Since then the series has been completed 
and includes the following volumes covering the 
years 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832: 



Vol. 139. 
Vol. 140. 
Vol. 141. 
Vol. 142. 
Vol. 143. 
Vol. 144. 



1828 

1828 

1828-1829 

1829 

1829 

1829 



Nos. 0055063 to 0055981 
Nos. 0055982 to 0056396 
Nos. 0056397 to 0057304 
Nos. 0057305 to 0057695 
Nos. 0057696 to 0058357 
Nos. 0058358 to 0058896 



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Vol. 145. 
Vol. 146. 
Vol. 147. 
Vol. 148. 
Vol. 149. 
Vol. 150. 
Vol. 151. 
Vol. 152. 
Vol. 153. 
Vol. 154. 
Vol. 155. 



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1830-183 I 

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1831-1832 

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Nos. 0062778 to 
Nos. 0063577 to 
Nos. 0063641 to 
Nos. 0063838 to 
Sprague Papers. 



0059299 
0059825 
0060653 
0061482 
0061864 
0062777 
0063576 
0063640 
0063837 
0064170 



Most of the documents included between the years 
1642 and 1790 inclusive have been indexed, the 
index to them being a part of the Fourth Report of 
the Record Commissioners. 

In order to complete the work on the earliest of 
the documentary possessions of the City the Com- 
missioners have caused the volumes designated by 
them as the second series to be thoroughly indexed 
and this index accompanies and is a part of this 
report. 

The documents in this so called second series com- 
prise the papers that were temporarily deposited with 
the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1845 and 
which have now been returned to the City. This 
class of documents consists of 1369 papers being 
dated from 1639 to 1823 and are arranged in five vol- 
umes as follows : 



Nos. 01 to 0367 
Nos. 0368 to 0717 
Nos. 0718 to 0974 
Nos. 0975 to 01056 
Nos. 01057 to 01369 



Vol. 


I. 


1639 to April 1682 . . . 


Vol. 


2. 


Apr. 1682 to Mar. 1722. . 


Vol. 


3- 


Apr. 1722 to Feb. 1754. . 


Vol. 


4- 


Aug. 1754 to June 1823 


Vol. 


5. 


No date papers 



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The index to this series presents more than 3500 
references and has been prepared under the direction 
of the Commissioners by Nathan M. Wright from 
material furnished by Welcome Arnold Greene. Mr. 
Greene's long experience in the study of Rhode 
Island history and institutions and of ancient manu- 
scripts has peculiarly fitted him for the work of 
selecting from these torn, faded and half legible 
papers the salient points contained in them. 

In addition to the donation of ancient documents 
relating to the town of Providence heretofore made 
the Commissioners have received from Samuel An- 
thony Hazard, Esquire, of this city, papers formerly 
the property of early representatives of the Fenner 
family, which papers in many cases refer to similar 
documents that were donated to the city by the late 
William Henry Fenner and are therefore of peculiar 
value to the municipality. There have also been 
received from the late Mrs. Harriet S. Humason of 
St. Louis, Mo., through the instrumentality of Lewis 
D. Greene, Lieutenant Seventh Infantry U. S. A., 
twenty-five ancient papers belonging to the Sprague 
family and these with the Fenner papers have been 
arranged in volumes with other papers belonging to 
the town. 

MAPS AND PLANS OF PROVIDENCE. 

In 1823 Daniel Anthony, a surveyor of much skill 
and experience, who twenty years previous had made 
the first complete map of the town, issued a Map of 
the Town of Providence from actual surveys, 
elegantly engraved on copper plates. Mr. Anthony 



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8 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 24. 

sold and conveyed both the copyright and the plates 
of that map to the Town of Providence on April 24, 
1824, since which time the plates have been stored 
away among the city's possessions, while the papers 
relating to this interesting transaction are on file in 
the office of the City Treasurer. 

So scarce had prints from these plates become and 
so much sought after were they on account of the 
importance of their subject matter that the Commis- 
sioners have had copies of this ancient map struck oflF 
and inserted in this report. So valuable are maps of 
like character in determining the location of ancient 
boundaries, and so strikingly do they furnish illustra- 
tion of the growth of the town or city, that, inasmuch 
as no such compilation has ever been made so far as 
the Commissioners are aware, they have caused the 
following list of the various maps of the town and 
city that have been printed, to be prepared. This list 
contains only such as have been separately printed or 
are contained in official or semi-official publications 
and has been prepared through the courtesy of Otis 
F. Clapp, Esq., City Engineer. 

" A map of the Town of Providence from actual 
survey by Daniel Anthony 1803." Scale about 700 
feet per inch. Size 24" x 16". One of these maps 
is on file in the City Engineer's Office. 

" Map of the Town of Providence from actual sur- 
vey by Daniel Anthony 1823." Scale about 700 feet 
per inch. Size 24'' x 35". One of these maps is on 
file in the City Engineer's Office. The original cop- 
per plate of this map is the property of the city. 

An Atlas, on file in the City Clerk's office, in 16 



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sheets, each sheet 19" x 23'', drawn on a scale of 100 
feet per inch, has printed on the outside cover this 
title : " Plat of the Town of Providence 1823." The 
report presented with this atlas is as follows : " At a 
town meeting of the freemen of the Town of Provi- 
dence legally warned and assembled at the town 
house on Wednesday, the i6th day of April, 1823, 
this atlas was presented in open town meeting with 
the report as follows : Report is made to this meet- 
ing and is as follows : The undersigned, a conimittee 
to cause a plat to be draughted of the public streets 
and gangways of the Town of Providence, respect- 
fully report that they have employed Mr. Daniel 
Anthony to survey said streets and to delineate a plat 
thereof which they believe from his long experience 
and practice as a surveyor in the business of the town 
he has executed with accuracy and correctness. The 
committee also caused to l>e transcribed an alphabet- 
ical list of the streets with an index to the records of 
the layout and other doings touching said streets 
all which is respectfully submitted by Zachariah 
Allen, Thomas Burgess, Comt." 

It is probable that this atlas furnished the mate- 
rials for the map of the town of the same date previ- 
ously referred to. 

"Map of the City of Providence and Town of 
North Providence from actual survey by B. Lock- 
wood & S. B. Gushing 1835." Scale about 1340 feet 
per inch. Size 20" x 30". One of these maps is on 
file in the City Engineer's Office. It includes the 
entire Town of North Providence with highways, 
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" A map of the City of Providence from actual sur- 
vey by Gushing & Walling 1849." Size 20" x 24". 
Scale 1000 feet per inch. Published by Gladding & 
Proud, Providence, R. I. This map shows parts of 
Cranston, Johnston, North Providence, and East 
Providence. Wards are shown in colors. One of 
these maps is on file in the Rhode Island Historical 
Society. 

" A map of the City of Providence, Rhode Island. 
From surveys under the direction of H. F. Walling 
1857." Scale 350 feet per inch. Size 58" x 62". This 
is a large wall map showing all streets and buildings 
in Providence and in portions of North Providence, 
East Providence, and Johnston. 

On Feb. 10, 1869, at the request of Sampson, 
Davenport & Co., directory publishers, the City of 
Providence appropriated four hundred dollars toward 
defraying the expense of a new copper plate map of 
the City of Providence. Part of this sum was for 
the services of the City Engineer and the remainder 
for the purchase of three hundred copies of the com- 
pleted map. Walling's large wall map of 1857 was 
then reduced by photography and corrected and 
maps of school districts numbered four and ten of 
the Town of Cranston, then recently annexed to the 
City of Providence, were changed to the same scale 
and the whole combined in one map under the direc- 
tion of the City Engineer. The completed map bore 
the following title : " Map of the City of Providence, 
Rhode Island. Prepared under the direction of C. 
E. Paine, City Engineer, 1869." Scale 1000 feet per 
inch. Size 23" x 28". Since 1869 this map, corrected 



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and enlarged from time to time and under a modified 
title, has been published annually with the city direc- 
tory. Original is on file in the City Engineer's 
Office. 

A small map on page nine of " Beer's Atlas of the 
State of Rhode Island" bears the following title : 
" Map of the City of Providence, Rhode Island, by 
D. G. Beers & Co. 1870." Scale 100 rods to an inch. 
Size 12" X 15". This map includes parts of North 
Providence, Johnston, Cranston, and East Provi- 
dence. 

" Map of the City of Providence, Rhode Island, 
from actual surveys and official records. Compiled 
and published by D. G. Beers & Co., 320 Chestnut 
St., Philadelphia, 1870." Scale 400 feet per inch. 
Size 59'' X 66". This is a large wall map showing all 
streets and buildings in the City of Providence and 
includes parts of East Providence, North Providence, 
Johnston and Cranston. A copy of this map is on 
file in the City Engineer's Office. 

" City atlas of Providence, Rhode Island, by wards. 
Complete in three volumes. Surveyed and published 
under the direction of G. M. Hopkins, C. E., 320 
Walnut street, Philadelphia, 1875." 

This atlas in four hundred twenty pages contains 
the most complete maps of Providence ever pub- 
lished. Buildings, street numbers, owners* names, 
lot numbers, areas, &c., are generally shown on each 
lot. Scale of maps from 80 to 240 feet per inch. Size 
17" X 26". An index map of the City of Providence 
drawn on a scale of 1400 feet per inch is furnished 
on page eight. On file in City Engineer's Office. 



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A map accompanying an '' Illustrated Handbook 
of Providence by J.C.Thompson 1876" bears the 
following titte : " New map of the City of Provi- 
dence compiled from the latest official authorities 
published by J. C. Thompson 1875." Scale 2000 
feet per inch. Size 1 2" x 1 5". This map includes 
parts of East Providence, Cranston, Johnston and 
North Providence. 

" Index map of the City of Providence. Compiled 
and drawn from the most reliable sources by Albert 
L. Bodwell 1880. J. A. & R, A. Reid, 56 Weybos- 
set street, Providence, R. I." Scale about 1 200 feet 
per inch. Size 24' x 27". A copy of this map is on 
file in the City Engineer's Office. 

" Atlas of the City of Providence, R. I., and en- 
virons, from official records, private plans and actual 
surveys. Published by G. M. Hopkins, C. E., 320 
Walnut street, Philadelphia, 1882." This atlas in- 
cludes also parts of East Providence, Johnston, War- 
wick, Cranston, and North Providence. All lots, 
streets, buildings, &c., are shown. Forty-four sheets, 
size 14" X 18". Scale usually 200 feet per inch. A 
copy of this atlas is on file in the City Engineer's Office. 

A map issued in the " Providence Street Direc- 
tory" bears this title : " New map of the City of 
Providence compiled from the latest authorities. 
Published by C, A. Pabodie & Son, 385 Westminster 
street. Size 14" x 17". Scale about 2000 feet per 
inch. 

" New Topographical Atlas of surveys of Provi- 
dence County, Rhode Island. Published by Evarts 
& Richards, Philadelphia, 1895." 



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This atlas contains forty-seven double page maps 
in colors of the cities and towns in Providence 
County. Size i6" x 22". Scale of sheets showing 
City of Providence 200 and 300 feet per inch. An 
index map of the City of Providence and adjacent 
territory on a scale of 2000 feet per inch accompa- 
nies this atlas. Now on file in the City Engineer's 
Office. 

PRINTING. 

The work of printing the early records of the 
Town of Providence has been continued in accord- 
ance with the plan first laid out by the Commission- 
ers. Soon after their appointment they made a care- 
ful examination of the various books of records and 
outlined a policy of proceedure which should be fol- 
lowed in the event that the City Council should from 
time to time make provision for the purpose. The 
generous appropriations made have enabled them to 
put in print the earliest books of the town council 
and the town meetings. 

The first books to which the Commissioners 
devoted their attention are four in number and are 
in the custody of the Recorder of Deeds. These 
books are the earliest now extant used for recording 
the various town proceedings and when used no sys- 
tematic method of keeping records had been inaugu- 
rated. 

No attempt at classification of records was made 
for many years and the books were designated with 
names suggested by their shape or other character- 
istics. There was " the Long old Booke with parch- 
ment cover," " the old Burnt Booke," and " the Booke 



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with Brass Clasps." This latter book when repaired 
and rebound some years ago was made into two vol- 
umes. These four books brought the records of the 
town up to about the year 1692. 

Since the founding of the State up to the present 
time Town Councils have exercised the powers of 
Probate Courts.' 

The records of the town council therefore contain 
all the probate proceedings, and as the first will book 
contained such town council records as well as the 
earliest wills and other matters relating to estates, it 
was thought best to print that volume especially as a 
transcript of it had already been made, the expense 
of copying it was saved. 

This when completed made two printed volumes. 
Beginning with the year 1692 the records of both the 
town meeting and the town council were kept in sep- 
arate books and these records the Commissioners 
have caused to be printed up to a period where their 
chronological sequence is unbroken. 

Having reached this point the Commissioners 
have deemed it advisable to direct their attention to 
the preservation in print of the earliest books of land 
evidence or as they are commonly called, " Deed 
Books," in the custody of the Recorder of Deeds. 
On the records contained in these volumes depend 
the foundation title to all the lands in Providence 
and in fact to a large part of the territory in northern 
Rhode Island. 

Two centuries wear and tear have already shown 



1 In cities and in some towns this custom has been done away with and Judges of 
Probate are regularly elected. In Providence the Municipal Court exercising probate 
jurisdiction was orgsmized when the town became a city. 



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their eflFect upon these volumes and unless some 
attention is paid to them at once they will become so 
worn and mutilated as greatly to impair their value. 
The Commissioners have therefore had the first 
Deed Book, so called, copied for printers use and 
propose to put this in print next. The importance of 
preserving such records is shown by the fact that the 
City of Boston has caused to be printed in the most 
complete manner the six earliest deed books of Suf- 
folk County, Massachusetts. 

On account of the material contained in these 
books it has seemed to the Commissioners desirable 
to depart somewhat from the style in which the pre- 
ceding volumes of the early records have been 
printed. 

Since the presentation of the last report of this 
Commission death has removed our associate, George 
Moulton Carpenter, who died at Katwijk-aan-Zee 
July 31, 1896. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners held on the 
first day of August, 1896, the following preamble and 
resolution were adopted and ordered spread upon the 
records of the Commission : 

" Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to remove 
from this life George Moulton Carpenter, one of the 
Record Commissioners of the City of Providence, 
whose death occurred at Katwijk-aan-Zee, Holland, 
July 31, 1896: — Resolved^ That in the death of Judge 
Carpenter his associates recognize the great loss 
which this Commission has sustained and desire to 
place upon record their appreciation of his services 
and worth and their sorrow at his untimely demise. 



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16 CITY DOCUMENT. [No. 24. 

For more than five years, during the life of this Com- 
mission, the relations between the Commissioners 
and their late associate have been of such a charac- 
ter that its harmony has never been broken and so 
cordial, friendly, and intimate have been their asso- 
ciation that their hours of labor have been hours of 
pleasure. The enthusiasm of our late associate for 
the work was intense, and his promptness in response 
to calls for his time and service, often at great per- 
sonal sacrifice, was characteristic of the interest and 
zeal which he ever displayed. 

Resolved^ That in the death of Judge Carpenter 
the Commission has been deprived of an earnest, 
zealous, and sympathetic member — a member who 
has borne his full share in the work and who by his 
happy disposition has made light the hours of labor. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon 
the Records of the Commissioners. 

In addition to this the Commissioners prepared a 
brief biographical memorial of Judge Carpenter 
which with a portrait was presented with the eleventh 
volume of the Early Records of the Town of Provi- 
dence. 

PROVIDENCE TAX ASSESSMENT LISTS. 

Among the ancient records belonging to the city 
are many of the tax assessment lists although nothing 
like a complete collection now remains. In early 
times it was the habit of retiring town officials to 
retain in their own possession such papers as had 
accumulated during their terms of ofiice and 
especially such as related to matter that had been 



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finally disposed of. Many of these, doubtless, have 
been destroyed, it being considered that they were of 
no further use or importance. 

The following list includes all the tax lists, rate or 
assessment lists, that have thus far been brought to 
light, up to and including the year 1789: 

A town rate, September 1650 Providence Town Papers No. 039 

A town rate, June 167 1 Providence Town Papers No. 0203 

A town rate, July 1679 Providence Town Papers No. 0276 

A list of two rates — one for 
£4, 8s. for payment of 
Joseph Jenckeson Colony's 
account — the other £j as- 
sessed on town by Colony 
July 1680 Providence Town Papers No. 0308 

A town rate of £1 1 July 1680 Providence Town Papers No. 0309 

A town rate of ;^io in coun- 
try pay January 1680-81 Providence Town Papers No. 0331 

A town and Colony rate, Oc- 
tober 1684 Providence Town Papers No, 0440 

No. 0441 

A rate for support of " His 
Majesty's Government " 
by commissioner and se- 
lectmen July 1687 Providence Town Papers No. 05 11 

A town rate to support child 
of Thomas Waters, pay for 
pound and other things 
October 1687 Providence Town Papers No. 0516 

A country rate August 1688 Providence Town Papers No. 0531 

A list of inhabitants of Prov- 
idence who are rated by the 
head — taken by the com- 
missioner and selectmen 
August 1688 Providence Town Papers No. 0532 

A rate for ;^i28 January 

1698 Providence Town Papers No. 0582 

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Providence Colony rate 
A Colony rate August 1705 
Providence Colony rate 
Town's part in a Colony tax 

July 1720 
A rate assessed on first and 

fourth companies of train 

band January 1744 
A rate assessed on second 

and third companies of 

train band January 1744 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence valuation list 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Rate Streak for an Engine 

January 1759 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Rate Streak for paying 

charges on engine January 

1761 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Town rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Town rate 



June 1705. 

Providence Town Papers No 0631 

September 29, 1705. 

Providence Town Papers No. 0976 



Providence Town Papers No. 0776 



Providence Town Papers No. 0777 

September 1749. 

January 1752. 

December 1754. 

December 1755. 

November 1756. 

January 1757. 

June 1757 imperfect. 

July I7S7- 
November 1757. 
November 1757 imperfect. 
December 1757. 
July 1758. 

Providence Town Papers No. 323 
July 1759. 
July 1760. 
July II, 1760. 



Providence Town Papers No. 344 

November 1761. 

November 1761. 

October 1762. 

September 1763. 

September 1763. 

October 1764. 

October 1764. 



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Providence proportion of 

Colony rate 
Providence Town rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate and 

Fire Engine Tax 
Providence Colony tax 
Rate Streak for an Engine 

August 1772 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony tax 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence Town rate 
Providence rate streak 
Providence Colony rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence valuation list 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence valuation list 
Providence Colony rate 
Providence valuation list 
Providence Colony rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence Town rate 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 



1765-1766. 
September 1766. 
July 1768. 
June 1769. 
June 1769. 
June 1770. 
November 1770. 

September 1771. 
September 1771. 

Providence Town Papers No. 458 

September 177a. 

September 1772. 

October 1773. 

February 1775. 

January 1776. 

January 1777. 

March 1777. 

March 1777. 

May 1777. 

November 1777. 

November 1777. 

February 1778. 

February 1778. 

April 1778. 

April 1778. 

June 1778. 

June 1778. 

September 1778. 

September 1778. 

December 1778. 

December 1778. 

March 1779. 

March 1779. 

July 1779. 

July 1779. 



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Valuation list July 1779 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 
Providence State tax 
Valuation list October 1785 
Providence Town tax 
Providence valuation list 
Providence State tax 
Providence valuation list 
Providence rate streak 
Providence valuation list 



Providence Town Papers No. 0908 

January 1780. 

March 1780. 

March 1780. 

May 1780. 

May 1780. 

June 1780. 

July 1780. 

August 1780. 

August 1780. 

September 1780. 

December 1780. 

December 1780. 

January 1781. 

February 1781. 

June 1 78 1. 

June 1781. 

September 1781. 

September 1781. 

March 1782. 

March 1782. 

July 1782. 

July 1783, 

August 1783. 

February 1784. 

March 1784. 

August 1784. 

September 1784. 

July 1785. 

July 1785. 

October 1785. 

Providence Town Papers No. 3588 

September 1786. 

September 1786. 

April 1787. 

April 1787. 

July 1787. 

July 1787. 



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Providence rate streak November 1787. 

Providence valuation list November 1787. 

Providence valuation list June 1788. 

Providence rate streak August 1788. 

Providence rate streak April 1789. 

Providence valuation list April 1789. 

Providence valuation list July 1789. 

Providence rate streak November 1789. 

Providence valuation list November 1789. 

A defective list — no date Providence Town Papers No. 01 179 

Assessment list — no date, 
imperfect 

Providence valuation of es- 
tates No date. 

A rate of 2 pennies 3 far- 
things to the pound — no 

date Providence Town Papers No. o 1 092 ^ 



CONCLUSION. 

The Commissioners have devoted much attention 
to the collecting and collating the various classes of 
records which for years have been scattered here and 
there among the public offices. 

It is impossible to fully estimate the value that 
these old papers and documents may, at any time, be 
to the municipality, and they should be so arranged 
and classified that they can be consulted and made 
use of at any moment with the least possible trouble. 
The importance which those already prepared have 
been to the City shows conclusively that all the ex- 
pense and hours of labor thus far bestowed upon them 



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have been wisely expended and has justified the appro- 
priations which have been placed in the hands of the 
Commission to prosecute the work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HORATIO ROGERS, 
EDWARD FIELD, 

Record Commissioners. 
Providence, Nov. 3, 1897. 



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INDEX 



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Introduction to the Index. 



The index here presented, while seeming to the casual reader to be 
simply an outline of some 1369 miscellaneous papers among the docu- 
mentary possessions of the City of Providence, will prove, upon exami- 
nation, to be a very complete explanation of the contents of the papers 
mentioned. 

The Colonial and Revolutionary periods are particularly referred to in 
these manuscripts, but a few bear date as late as the first quarter of the 
nineteenth century. 

Though each document by itself may at first glance seem fi^gmentary, 
yet a careful study of this index as a whole, will satisfy any one familiar 
with such material that here may be found basic data for a history of 
Providence Plantations and the other early settlements composing what 
is now the State of Rhode Island. Taken in connection with data already 
before the public the records outlined in the following pages will prove 
an important addition to the records of the town of Providence, and are 
worthy of most careful preservation. 

The 1369 manuscripts here enumerated have been classified and 
arranged chronologically in five volumes, and to prevent confusion with 
other indexed papers each of | these has the character o prefixed to its 
number. 

The volumes are arranged as here indicated : 



Vol. I. 1639 to April 1682 

Vol. 2. April 1682 to March 1722 

Vol. 3. April 1722 to Feb. 1754 

Vol. 4. Aug. 1754 to June 1823 

Vol. 5. No date papers 



Nos. 01 to 0367 
Nos. 0368 to 717 
Nos. 0718 to 0974 
Nos. 0975 to 01056 
Nos. 01057 to 01369 



Nearly two centuries, it will be observed, are covered by the manuscripts 
embraced in this index, which, in round numbers, contains about 600 
leading titles and 5,000 sub-references. It has been the aim of the Com- 
missioners to bring out as completely as possible the features of the doc- 
uments enumerated, so if a single reference fails to make clear the pur- 
port of any of these manuscripts, the reader will find cross-references 
that will. 

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Manj of the leading titles in this index have been selected because of 
their appearance in other indexes prepared by the Commissioners, not- 
ably that in the Fourth Report, and those in the volumes of Earlj Rec- 
ords now in type. 

It will be noticeable that there are many persons and places mentioned, 
some with names of English origin, others illustrating Indian nomencla- 
ture. There are references to Courts and their officials, to the towns and 
their public servants, to land claims and claimants, to the allotments in 
the town of Providence, to the ** Purchasers and Proprietors " of Meshan- 
tatuck, Pawtuxet, Providence, and Westconnaug. Reference is made to 
the war with King Philip and the burning of Providence, the Pequot 
War, the Dutch and Indian War, and the war with Great Britain. 

Copies of laws enacted bj the General Assembly appear among these 
documents, and are referred to under ** Bulk of Laws." 

The ** List of Titles'* which follows this introduction will prove use- 
ful as a brief summary of what the index contains. 

Special attention is called to certain features of nomenclature and 
arrangement which will prevent any misunderstanding and may prove of 
advantage. 

So far as consistent with clearness all adjectives have been avoided in 
the leading titles. 

Under the title ''Assistant" may be found the names of twenty-nine 
persons arranged alphabetically, without respect to chronology, and with 
numerous references to their official services. 

Many family names are spelled in a great variety of ways in the manu- 
scripts here indexed, for example: Abbott, Balcom, Bailey, Clemence, 
Dyer, Edmonds, Gereardy, Harding, Hearnden, Holden, HoUiman, 
Inman, Lippitt, Olney, Patey, Reape, Throckmorton, Tyler, Verin, 
Westcott, and Wright. As uniformity seemed preferable in an index of 
this character, names of early families have been spelled herein in accord- 
ance with the usage in Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. 

Names of places now recognized in Rhode Island have been spelled in 
this index in accordance with the nomenclature adopted by the Commis- 
sioners who prepared the Topographical Map of the State in 1891 in 
c6operation with the United States Geological Survey. In this category 
may be mentioned Louisquisset, Neutaconkanut, Mashapaug, Westcon- 
naug, Wionkhiege, and Woonasquatucket. There are numerous ways of 
spelling Louisquisset in the Records, and as a matter of curiosity it may 
be noted that in the few documents mentioned under this title this word 
is spelled in no less than ten different ways, viz.: Loquasqussuck, 
Locusquessett, Loquessoett, Loquassqusock, Loakesquissit, Loquass- 
quisck, Loquasset, Loksquesut, Loqisett, Loquassqussuck. Indian names 
not included in the Topographical Map above referred to that occur vari- 
ously, have been spelled in accordance with the most frequent usage, as 
shown in the first ten volumes of the Early Records of the Town of 
Providence. 

Under the title ** Constable" appear thirty-seven names alphabetically 
arranged without reference to chronology. In most instances, however, 

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where the number of individual names under a heading are few, thejr 
have been arranged alphabetically under each year. In practically every 
instance, except those cited, sub-titles are arranged in chronological 
order. See Estate, General Assembly, Highway, Surveyors, Jurors, Etc. 

Natural features are grouped under such headings as Bay, Brook, Cove, 
Falls, Field, Ford, Hill, Meadow, Neck, Plain, Point, Pond, River, 
Swamp, and Valley. Under Bridges may be found the names of fourteen 
bridges; under Brooks twelve brooks are mentioned. The word "Lot" 
has sub-references to «* Forty-foot lots," «' Home lot," "Jail lot," 
♦'Warehouse lot," and "Water lot." 

There are documents, too, bearing on boundary questions. Some refer 
to troubles with the neighboring colonies, and others to arrangements 
between towns within the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plan- 
tations. 

Under the title "Memorandum" are some miscellaneous references. 
Where memoranda are known to refer to any other particular title of the 
index they have been placed under that title, but the memoranda given 
under this title are such as cannot be so placed. 

One of the serious results of King Philip's War was the destruction 
of many official documents belonging to the town of Providence, so that 
titles to estates were thus left in obscurity. This fact is well illustrated 
in document 0676, referred to under Lot, Meadow, Throckmorton, Wright, 
and other titles. It details the results of an investigation made in the 
year 1709, concerning the ownership of lands originally allotted to John 
Throckmorton, proving very conclusively that the land records of Provi- 
dence in that year were deficient in many particulars, and also showing 
in what manner the truth was arrived at in this instance. After reciting 
the statements in the records the report continues as follows : " But now 
having done with what I can yet find by ye records I shall mind some- 
thing as to what fame reports as concerning Mr. Throckmorton's right of 
lands, the which is also well known and hath by ye Antcient neighbours 
been well known as well as the report of only fame, that Mr. Throck- 
morton had a house lott being 5 acres which Sam : Wright dwells on and 
one share of salt meadow near to Waybossett, and two pieces of salt 
marsh more for another share of meadow. The one piece lieine upon 
Wanasquatucket River and the other piece adjoined to Mr. Williams his 
meaddow, which sd two pieces both made one share the which said lot 
and meaddow Henry Wright bought. There is also 20 acres of land which 
Sam : Wright sold unto Mr Crwfrd which was also Mr Throckmortons, 
otherwise Sam : Wright could not have had it to have sold. There is 
also a house lott which was Edward Copes on which William Austin 
sometimes dwelt: there is also one share of meaddow upon the north 
side of Moshassuck River by Dexter*8 bridge," etc. 

Under the title Officer are a number of general references. To get 
a more specific idea of the doings of special officers consult the respective 
titles. Eight ''Points" are mentioned as follows : Cowpen, Fields, Fox, 
Great, Greene's, India, Sassafras, and Weybosset. Under " Pond " 

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there are fourteen mentioned, viz. : Benedict, Cranberry, Edd/s, Flag, 
Great, Little, Long, Mashapaug, Moswansicut, Mushasacutt, Punhun- 
gansett, Small, Stow, and Tongue. 

There are references in the index to the location of the «* Beacon" 
during the Revolution, to the rules of the Fire department, to the Fiftj^ 
acre division of land, to Allotments west of the Seven Mile Line, to the 
** Inman Purchase '* and many others of like character. 

** Legal Proceedings " is a title that covers many happenings in the 
Colony and it is sub-divided into proceedings in the several courts. 
There are references under it to the County Court at Boston, the Court 
of Royal Commissioners, Court of Justices, Court of Magistrates, Gen- 
eral Court of Trials, Town Court of Trials, Court of Three Men chosen 
by the town to end small differences, proceedings before justices of the 
peace, practise and pleadings, and miscellaneous proceedings. This is 
one of the most extensive as well as one of the most important titles in 
the index, and will be found of great interest, as it illustrates the difficul- 
ties that the colonists had among themselves, with the Indians, and with 
their neighbors. The names of some of the judges and other court offi- 
cers, as well as the parties to the suits and the important witnesses, 
sometimes appear. 

Pawtuxet figured prominently in the early history of the State and 
there are many references to its purchase, its bounds, and its proprietors. 

Under the title "Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence" are 
mentioned by name many of the early owners of the Plantation, and ref- 
erences are made to the requests for land, the several grants of land, 
claims, agreements, appointments of committees to negotiate settlements, 
and the reports of committees. There are also interesting references to 
the "Proprietors of Common Lands of Providence" both to the east 
and west of the Seven-Mile Line. 

Undoubtedly the manner of giving the fullest knowledge of the papers 
in the possession of the city would be to print them g'm exienso, but, as 
they are so numerous, the expense of putting them all in type would be 
large, and the time required to do so would be great. In order, therefore, 
to make them as reasonably and immediately accessible, as the circum- 
stances of the case seem to admit, the indexes accompanying the Com- 
missioners' Fourth Report and their present Report, have been prepared, 
by the use of which the seeker for information can learn the general char- 
acter of the papers, and thus be guided to any particular manuscript 
shedding light upon the subject engaging his attention. The practical 
value of these papers to the city from a pecuniary standpoint alone, since 
they have been arranged and rendered accessible by the Commissioners, 
has been abundantly proved, so that the wisdom of supplying, measur- 
ably at least, a key to their contents in the form of an index has beer 
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LIST OF TITLES, 



Acadia. 

Act of General Assembly. 

Address. 

Agent in England. 

Agreement. 

Aiaquaonitt. 

Alarm. 

Albany. 

Alien. 

Amataconett. 

Andover. 

Andros, Sir Edmund. 

Apples. 

Apprentice. 

Aquidnescit. 

Arbitration. 

Arbitrators. 

Arms and accoutrements. 

Artillery Garden. 

Assistant. 

Attorney. 

Attorney General. 

Audit. 

Bacon's Rebellion. 

Bail. 

Banishment. 

Bank. 

Barbadoes. 

Barberry Bushes. 

Barnes Corner. 

Bastardy. 

Bay — Colony of the. 

Bay. 

Bailiff. 

Beacon. 

Beaver Dam. 

Belleau. 

Bill. 

Bill of sale. 

Birth. 

Blackstone, William. 

Blockade. 

Block Island. 

Bond. 

Boston. 



Bounds of Providence. 

Boundary. 

Bounty. 

Branding. 

Bridge. 

Brook. 

Brookfield. 

Bulk of Law. 

Building Stones. 

Burial. 

Burying Ground. 

Canonicus. 

Cape Cod. 

Cape Malabar. 

Captive — Indian. 

Cattle. 

Caucaun. 

Caujaniquant. 

Causeway. 

Census. 

Certificate. 

Chalkstone. 

Change Money. 

Chapoymiscok. 

Charies II. 

Charter of Providence Plantations. 

Charter of Town. 

Christmas Visit. 

Chuff an Indian. 

Church of England. 

Citizens. 

Clawson, John. 

Clerk to General Assembly. 

Clerk to House of Deputies. 

Clerk to House of Magistrates. 

Clerk of the Peace. 

Clerk to Proprietors. 

Clerk to Town. 

Clerk to Town Council. 

Colony. 

Colony House. 

Colony Line. 

Combination. 

Commerce. 

Commission. 



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Commissioners. 

Committee 

Common. 

Commonage. 

Common Land. 

Common Meadow . 

Common Stock. 

Connecticut. 

Conservator of the Peace. 

Constable. 

Contract. 

Corder of Wood. 

Corn-mill. 

Corner. 

Coroner. 

Council. 

Council of War. 

Countjr. 

County Court House. 

Countjr House in Providence. 

County of Rhode Island. 

Court of Commissioners. 

Court of Justices. 

Court of Magistrates. 

Court of Royal Commissioners. 

Court of Trials. 

Court to try small causes. 

Cove. 

Covireset. 

Currency. 

Cussuckquanch. 

Death. 

Debt. 

Declaration. 

Decorum. 

Deed. 

Delegate to Congress. 

Deposition. 

Deputy. 

Dibley Hole. 

Disorderly woman. 

Disposers. 

Distraint. 

Ditch. 

Division — Fifty Acre. 

Divorce. 

Dogs. 



Due-bill. 

Dutch. 

East Greenwich. 

Embargo. 

England. 

Essex. 

EsUte. 

Estray. 

Excise. 

Falls. 

Fence. 

Pence Viewers. 

Ferry. 

Field. 

Fine. 

Fire. 

Fishing. 

Footway. 

Ford. 

Forge. 

Fox. 

Freemen. 

Freetown. 

Gangway. 

Garrison. 

Garrison House. 

Gates, Gen. 

Gauger. 

General Assembly. 

General Council. 

General Court. 

General Election. 

General Recorder. 

General Solicitor. 

General Treasurer. 

General Treasury. 

Goal. 

Goat Viewers. 

Goats. 

Government 

Governor. 

Grants of land by Indian Sachems. 

Grants of leave to exchange land. 

Greenwich. 

Guardian. 

Hanover street. 

Hayward. 



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Herald at Arms. 

Highway. 

Highway Surveyors. 

Hill. 

Hingham. 

Hollow. 

Home Lot. 

Horses. 

House of Deputies. 

House of Magistrates. 

Hubub. 

Hue and cry. 

Hunting. 

Indian. 

Inhabitant. 

Inman Purchase. 

Insane. 

Interpreter. 

Invasion. 

Inventory. 

Iron Works. 

Island. 

Island towns. 

Jail. 

Jail lane. 

James 11. 

Jurors. 

Justice of the Peace. 

Ketch. 

Keys. 

Killingly. 

Killingsworth. 

King Charles II. 

King James II. 

King's Province. 

Landing Place. 

Lane. 

Law. 

Laws of Oleron, 

Layout of Common Land. 

Lean-to. 

Lease. 

Legal Proceedings. 

Legal Tender Law. 

Letter. 

Liberty of conscience. 

License. 



Lime. 

Lime Kiln. 

Lime street, London. 

Line — Four Mile. 

Line — Seven Mile. 

List. 

Loan office. 

Lockwood's Comer. 

Lot — Forty-foot 

Lot — Fourth. 

Lot — Home. 

Lot— Jail. 

Lot — Warehouse. 

Lot — Water. 

Lottery. 

Loudoun, Earl of. 

Louisquisset 

Lumber. 

Machamoquet. 

Magistrate. 

Magistrates — House of. 

Maine. 

Mainland Towns 

Market House. 

Marriage. 

Mashapaug. 

Massachusetts. 

Meadow. 

Mere. 

Meeting. 

Meeting^House. 

Meeting of four towns 

Memorandum. 

Menekelah. 

Merchant. 

Meshantatuck 

Miantonomi. 

Military. 

Mill. 

Mine. 

Moderator. 

Money. 

Mortgage. 

Moswansicut. 

Mowry, Roger. 

Musha etch uctapeake. 

Mutiny. 



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Narragantett Bajr. 

Narragansett Country. 

Narragansetts. 

Narraqueseade. 

Narrow Passage. 

Natick. 

Neck. 

Neutaconkanut. 

Newfoundland. 

Newport. 

New Providence. 

New York. 

Nonplush. 

Notary. 

Note. 

Notification. 

Nova Scotia. 

Oath. 

Obituary. 

Ocean. 

Officer. 

Oncopocamine. 

Ossamequin. 

Outlands. 

Oxford. 

Oysters. 

Packers. 

Paopeacoag. 

Paper Money Bank. 

Paquabuck. 

Parting of the Paths. 

Partition. 

Pascoag. 

Pasture. 

Path. 

Pawtucket. 

Pawtuxet. 

Pawtuxet Purchase. 

Pawtuxet Purchase Bounds. 

Pawtuxet Proprietors. 

Pawtuxet Road. 

Peach. 

Peage. 

Pettaconset. 

Pimconset. 

Plain. 

Piainfield. 



put. 

Plymouth. 

Point. 

Pokanocuk. 

Pomecansett. 

Pond. 

Poor. 

Pork. 

Portsmouth, R. I. 

Portsmouth, N. H. 

Poswongiutte. 

Potowomut. 

Pound. 

Power of Attorney. 

President of Court of Royal Com- 
missioners. 

President of Providence Planta- 
tions. 

President of Town Council. 

Price. 

Prison. 

Prisoners. 

Privateer. 

Privy Council of England. 

Proclamation. 

Proprietors of Brick School House. 

Proprietors of Meshantatuck. 

Proprietors of Pawtuxet. 

Proprietors of Grand Purchase of 
Providence. 

Proprietors of Common Lands of 
Providence east of Seven Mile 
Line. 

Proprietors of Common Lands of 
Providence west of Seven Mile 
Line. 

Protest. 

Providence Bounds. 

Providence of Pequit (a vessel). 

Prudential affairs of Town. 

Public Landing Place. 

Pump. 

Pungansett. 

Purchasers and Proprietors of Me- 
shantatuck. 

Purchasers and Proprietors of Paw- 
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Purchasers and Proprietors of Prov- 
idence. 

Purchasers and Proprietors of 
Westconnaug. 

Purchase Right. 

Quapaugue. 

Quarantine. 

Quequagonuett. 

Quidnescit. 

Quotation. 

Quo Warranto. 

Rams. 

Rangers of the Woods. 

Rate Lists. 

Rate of Arthur Fcnner. 

Reading, Mass. 

Real Estate. 

Receipt. 

Records — Colonial. 

Records — Town. 

Records of Proprietors. 

Recorder General. 

Referendum. 

Rehoboth. 

Remonstrance. 

Report of Committee. 

Report of Tax Collector. 

Report of Town Treasurer. 

Representative Committee. 

Representative Court. 

Representatives in Legislature. 

Requests to town for common land. 

Request for leave to exchange land 
for common land. 

Request to town for recording. 

Resignation. 

Retaliation land. 

Revolution. 

Rhapsody. 

Rhoshock. 

Rhjrme. 

Riot. 

River. 

Robin's Run. 

Rochester. 

Rock. 

Runnet. 



Salem, Mass. 

Sale of land. 

Salt Works. 

Scandal. 

Scattappe. 

School. 

School Master. 

Scituate. 

Scouts in Indian War. 

Sea Laws. 

Seal of the Province. 

Seal of John Usher. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Search warrant. 

Secotunconug. 

Secretary of Gov. Andros. 

Secretary of State. 

Secretary at Boston. 

Secretary of House of Magistrates. 

Seekonk. 

Sekeeseckutt. 

Selectmen. 

Sergeant General. 

Sergeant — Town . 

Servant. 

Sewer. 

Sheep. 

Sheldon's Ditch. 

Sheriff of Colony. 

Sheriff of County. 

Sheriff— Deputy. 

Shipment. 

Shipwreck. 

Shipyard. 

Skins. 

Slave. 

Sloop. 

Small Pox. 

Smithfield. 

Svansamt. 

Socesicut. 

Sockanosset. 

Soconanoco. 

Solicitor General. 

Spermaceti works. 

Spring. 

St. Albans. 



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Stampers. 
State House. 

Stayed and went not away. 
Stock — Common. 
Stocks. 
Strangers. 
Street. 

Sugar house. 
Sullivan, Gen. 
Supreme Court. 
Surinam. 

Surrender of Charter. 
Surveyor of boards, timber, etc. 
Surveyor of cattle. 
Surveyor of highway. 
Surveyors to lay out common lands. 
Surveyor — Town. 
Swamp. 

Swimming place. 
Swine. 
Tanyard. 
Tavern. 
Tax. 

Tax Assessor. 
Tax Collector. 
Tax — Rate — Lists. 
Tax — Return of Ratable EsUtes. 
Test Act. 
Thatch. 

Throckmorton, John. 
Timber on Common. 
Tockwotton. 
Town Audit. 
Town Clerk. 
Town Clerk of Newport. 
Town Clerk of Warwick. 
Town Council. 
Town Council Clerk. 
Town Council Meetings. 
Town Council President 
Town Council of Newport. 
To¥m Debt. 
Town Deputy. 

Town Deputy to General Assem- 
bly. 
Town— Division of. 
Town Evidence. 



Town — Extra Territorial Jurisdic- 
tion. 
Town Field. 
Town House. 
Town — Intervention of. 
Town — Island. 
Town — Mainland. 
Town Meeting. 
Town Moderator. 
Town Officers. 
Town Pump. 
Town Records. 
Town Right. 
Town Sergeant. 

Town Sergeant of East Greenwich. 
Town Sergeant of Warwick. 
Town Stock. 
Town Stocks. 
Town Street 
Town Surveyor. 
Town Treasurer. 
Train Band. 

Treason — High and Petit. 
Treasurer General. 
Treasurer — Public. 
Treasurer and Receiver General. 
Treasury — Continental. 
Tree. 

Turf and Twig. 
Turkey. 

Twenty-Five Acre Right 
Upaum. 

Vagrancy Proceedings. 
Valley. 

Valuation of Town of Providence 
Vane, Sir Henry. 
Vendue Master. 
Venture. 
Vineyard. 
Virginia. 
Voluntown. 
Vote. 
Voters. 
Wachomoquk. 
Wampum. 
Wanskuck. 
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War — Dutch and Indian. 

War — Emergencies. 

War with Great Britain. 

War — King Philip's. 

War — Pequot. 

War — Revolutionary. 

Warden of Providence. 

Warden of Way. 

Warrant — Search. 

Warwick. 

Wasquadomset 

Watchemoket. 

Water Bailiff. 

Waterman's Comer. 

Waters, Thomas. 

Watertown. 

Way Warden. 

Weights and Measures. 

Weir. 

Well. 

Westconnaug. 

Westerly. 

Weybosset. 

Wharf. 



Wheel-barrow. 

Whipping. 

Whipping Post. 

White Hall. 

Wife. 

Will. 

Williams, Roger. 

Williams, Roger, Wife of. 

Wionkhiege. 

Witchcraft. 

Wolf. 

Wood — Corders of. 

Wood — Pitch. 

Woods — Return of land. 

Woods — Wild. 

Woodstock. 

Woonasquatucket. 

Woon socket. 

Workhouse. 

Wrapper. 

Wright, Henry. 

Writ. 

Young's Comer. 



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INDEXING PAPERS NUMBERED 
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INDEX 



Providence Town Papers. 



Acadia — Copy of charter uniting it to Massachusetts 

Bay no date 01358 

Act of Cteneral Assembly — Adopted at Portsmouth 

no date oidS7 oisas oi8S9 oi330 oisai oisaa oisss oisM oisss 

01886 01887 01888 1650 041 
special powers conferred on Newport and Portsmouth no date 01096 
orders passed at Providence 1648 018,01084 1653 060 

affirmative vote of 13 required 1650 041 

qualifications of freemen 1665 0169 

freemen of Providence made freemen of the Colony 1666 0159 

administration of estates 1666 0160 

condition of copies among Providence papers 1677 0S54 

John Sanford's letter enclosing copies 1678 0087 

Edmund Calverly's letter enclosing copies 1680 0817 

sale of strong liquors 1680 0859 

passed in Warwick 1682-3 <^^7 

reading and publishing in town meeting 1692 0560 

recovery of fines from constables who refuse to serve 1695 0676 

committee appointed to inspect action of commissioners 

of Massachusetts Bay in boundary matter 1707 0646 

rates levied 1758 0876 

Address — Richard Chasmore to the four towns, Provi- 
dence, Portsmouth, Newport, and Warwick 1656 095 
Roger Williams to Court of Royal Commissioners 1677 ^^^^^ 
Town of Providence to Court of Royal Commissioners 1678 0847 
Town Council to General Gates 1779 0909 
Town of Providence to General ( ) no date 01871 
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Agent in England — Roger WillUms's compensation for 

services no date 01888 

Roger Williams^s request for payment in goats 1650 048 

State order regarding payment 1650 041 

request to town to send no date 0118O 

Town treasurer's report of monej paid Roger Williams 165a 077 

letter describing internal aiTairs of mainland towns no date 01884 
warrant for Providence and Warwick to appoint commit- 
tees 1653 068 
Court of Commissioners called to consider John Clarke's 

letters 1661 0118 

Court of Commissioners vote in regard to raising money 1661 0168 
deputies ordered to inquire about monej gathered for 

Mr. Clarke 1661 0181 

letter of advice , goods for shipment to Barbadoes to pay 

Major Ostler on account of Mr. Clarke 1662 0180 

notice for election of Court of Commissioners to re- 
ceive letters and consider the raising of money 1663 0141 
letter from Richard Deane of England in regard to John 

Clarke*s indebtedness to him 1680 0804 

notice of special session of General Assembly to make 

appointment and raise money 1679-80 0888 

deposition of John Whipple explaining Robert Kelton's 

statements about Christopher Almy no date 01188 

Agreement — Town of Providence in relation to rams 1639 01 

sale of land at new bridge between Thomas Arnold and 

William Burrows 1655 090 

provision for life maintenance and burial between Henry 

Reddock and William Burrows 1658 008 

boundary between Joseph Williams and Henry Fowler 167 1 
debt due Robert Little, Mr. Jenks and Edward Inman 1696 

lease of land at Dibley Hole, between James Dexter 

and Maturin Alard 1704 0610 

titles of documents — fly leaf of another paper I7<H""S ^^••^ 

town always free to accommodate the distressed no date 01858 

See also Estate^ Pawtuxet Purchase^ School 
Aiaqoaonitt) deed of confirmation 1659 0085 

reference to deed 1677 0854 1678 0865 

Alarm, howrafsed and spread no date 01887 

inquiry instituted on account of false 1648 014 

war against Dutch and Indians no date 01844 

See Beacon 
Fire 
Albany, N. Y., warrant to remove Mary Williams thither 1752 0840 
Alien, required to pay duties in the Colony no date 01887 

Amataconett, Edward Inman ei aL request a highway near 1691-2 
Andover, Mass*, warrant to remove Robert Gray and 

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AndroSy Sir Edmund, letter from King James II. touching 

liberty of conscience 1686-7 0476 

information requested by John Whipple from town to 

prove town claims before 1686-7 <^*^ <>*M 

letters and orders to justices of peace 1686-7 0515 

order to pay Richard Arnold for services to the town 1687 0517 

letter from town about support of Anne Waters no date 01057 

forfeited estate of John Waters granted for benefit of his 

wife and child 1687 0619 

keeping of ordinaries in Providence 1687 0618 

census of males in Providence 1688 0589 

sentiment of town in regard to his King's Province proc- 
lamation no date oi»78 
Apples, prosecution of John Tyler for stealing — evidence 

of Richard Osborn 1649 095 

evidence of Peter Busecot 1649 098 

Apprentice, provisions of Bulk of Laws no date 01889 

Robert Colwell's bond for Margaret Smith (of John) 1661 0117 

indenture Samuel Comstock (of Samuel) to William 

Carpenter, Sr. 1663 0183 

John Olney (of Epenetus) to Joseph Goldsmith, 

blacksmith 1695 0677 

Jenny Wampum, an Indian girl, to Daniel Abbott 1728 0780 

Christopher Davis (of John) to Nathaniel Waterman 1750 0608 

John Roan to Archibald Wear 1750 0605 0606 

Samuel Case to Edward Morrow, of Reading, Mass. 1756 0670 

warrant to warn meeting of town council to consider 1750 0058 

request of Gideon Comstock to town council 175 1 oeei 

Christopher Smith bound to Eleazer Sudder 1753 0071 

John Thurber's letter to town council regarding Job 

Stone's boy 1756 oiooi 

order to bind John Roan to Archibald Wear no date 01858 

order for return of John Roan to his master in Mass. no date 01158 
request that town bind Thomas Walling's child to Na- 
thaniel Mowry no date 01891 
Aqiiidnescity commissioners notice of opening tor sale of 

lands 1660 0105 

Arbitration adopted and provisions for its enforcement 1640 09 

mode of trial illustrated 1648 oie 017 

parties offer to settle differences 165a 058 

submission by Joshua Winsor and James Ashton 1663 0149 

cause of failure of attempt of Meshantatuck men 1677 0943 

offer to submit case pending in Court 1770 01087 

prayer of Roger Williams that its ancient use again be 

brought in esteem no date oiooo 

Arbitrators — ** The Combination " 1640 09 

copy of the same made in 1662 0094 

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A rbifrators* 

award in contention between owners in Pawtuxet Purchase 1657 0134 

in case of Joshua Winsor and James Ashton 1663 0148 

in case of Adonijah Morris and Christopher Hawxhurst 1665 OUM 

Anns and accoutrements — guns for town stock 1676 oi»5 

request for pajr for powder 1679 OMO 

search warrant for two stolen muskets 1741 0764 

list of men with and without on east side of river 1776 0885 

list of men ^ith and without on west side of river 1776 0884 
apportionment of guns no date 01165 
Artillery Garden — provided by Colony no date oi837 
Assistant — powers and duties no date 01334 

election of William Baulstone 1648 018 

Jeremiah Clarke 1648 013 

John Smith 1648 013 

Roger Williams 1648 013 
warrant to call town meeting to provide for special ses- 
sion of General Assembly 1670 0180 167 1 0190 1671-3 0900 
notice to choose deputies and members of General Court 

of Trials 167 1 0906 
warrant to call town meeting to provide for Assembly 

and Court of Trials . 167 1 0909 1672 0910 

Job Almy takes deposition of Thomas Hazard 1674 ^^^ 

deposition of Benjamin Smith 1675 0993 

Benedict Arnold issues warrant to call town meeting 1660 oioo 

Jonathan Arnold signs agreement to influence town to 

pay overdue taxes 178S 0905 
Richard Arnold acts as judge of town court no dale 01933 1683 0305 
acts as member town council 1682 0379 
witness to an executor's bond 1682 0370 
warrant to provide members of General Assembly 1682-3 0399 
1683 0405 1683-4 0491 1684-5 0446 1685 0456 
Stephen Arnold warrant to provide for General Assem- 
bly and General Court of Trials 1670 0183 1674 0917 
1677 0956 1679 0973 0983 ^679-80 0988 0995 
warrant to call town meeting to vindicate itself against 

allegations of Sarah Nelle 1680 0315 
issues writ in action before magistrates 1691 0545 0546 
signs writ of injunction 1698 0599 
John Brown report on Eklward Manton's home lot no date 01900 
William Carpenter warrant to provide for General As- 
sembly and General Court of Trials 1670 0184 167 1 0909 
1672 0910 
warrant to call town meeting to choose deputies 1670 OI8O 

1671 0199 
warrant to choose deputies and members General 

Court of Trials 1671 0906 

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Assistant 

wrapper addressed to inhabitants of Providence no date 01119 

John Dexter warrant to elect constables and councilroen 1690 0538 
Arthur Fen ner warrant to provide for General Assem- 



1670 0183 1674 ^1'' 
1683 0405 1683-4 0431 

1674 ^^^ 1675 ^^ 

1676-7 0834 

no date 01283 1683 0305 

1676 0»38 1677 0944 0S45 

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blj and General Court of Trials 

1676 0JS89 0930 1679-80 0888 0895 

1684-5 <>*^ :^5 <^*M 
takes deposition 
calls town meeting 

acts as judge of Town Court of Trials 
as member of town council 

1682 0378 0373 
issues warrant against William Sulevant 
issues warrant for town council to act in ' case of 

William Sulevant 
Thomas Fenner signs warrant for meeting in re bounds 

against Pawtuxet men 
witness to grant of land 

issues warrant for town meeting to choose deputies 
issues warrant for council meeting for placing Marj 

Aid rich widow 
William Field elected 
was requested to grant appeal from town court of 

trials to General Court of Trials 
marries John Whipple, Jr. to Mercy Olncy 
John Greene (for Warwick) takes deposition of James 
Greene in Almj vs* Smith 
takes testimony in matter of Pawtuxet Purchase 
member of committee on surrender of charter 
Richard Greene arrested by proprietors of Providence 

while officially surveying lands of Westconnaug 

Purchase 
Andrew Harris issues warrant for town council meeting 

to act on estate of Josiah Westcott 
issues writ in bastardy proceedings Whipple vs. Water- 
man 
takes deposition of Phebe Latham 
Thomas Harris notified to call town meeting to pro- 
vide for General Assembly and General Court 
takes deposition of John Whipple 

William Hawkins and William Hopkins 
issues writ Reape vs. Arnold 
William Hopkins certifies copy of bond of Pawtuxet 

Purchasers 1702 0603 

warrant for special session General Assembly 1703 O607 

issues writ returnable to Court of Magistrates 1704 O6IO 06II 

judge of Court of Magistrates 1704 O6I8 0680 

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1663 0666 

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1707 0647 

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1723 0783 

1672 0810 

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Assistant 

takes deposition of Thomas Maihuson 1704 O609 

certifies to acknowledgment of deed i704'5 ^^ 

warrant to call Purchasers and Proprietors* meeting 1705 oe»7 

warrant to warn Town Council meeting 1705 0690 

warrant to call Town and Proprietors' meeting 1705 O6S8 
Joseph Jenckes warrant to provide for General Assembly 

and General Court of Trials 1670 0183 1682-3 0809 
1683-4 <^*>^ 1^-5 Oi46 1685 04M 

for special session General Assembly 1683 0405 

orders publication of marriage 1680 osis 
proceedings before Assistants for contempt in keeping 

tavern contrary to law no date 0X99Z 
member of town council 1682 0870 03YS 0873 
receipt to late town clerk for delivery of records ' 1683 0404 
complainant in action for slander 1683 <>895 
takes acknowledgment of power of attorney 1684 0485 
takes deposition 1684 0480 
member of committee on surrender of charter 1686 0481 
issues warrant to elect town officers 1690 0538 
issues warrant to call meeting of town council 1691 0656 
issues writ returnable to Court of Magistrates 1691 0550 0555 
signs writ of injunction 1698 060S 
issues summons to Samuel Whipple to answer com- 
plaint for spreading infamous reports 1709 O68I 
issues warrant for election of deputies and general 

officers 17 10 0687 
authorizes Daniel Abbott to raise money for Pawtuxet, 
Weybosset, and Pawtucket bridges no date 01317 

Thomas Olney takes testimony of Peter Busecot 1649 098 

takes evidence of Cajaniquant 1664 oe»s 

notice to provide for General Assembly 1664 0146 

warrant to provide for Assembly and Court 1677 0256 

1679 OJS78 0il83 
warrant authorizing him to run boundary line 1677 0355 
warrant to call town meeting in regard to boundary 1677 ^^^7 
warrant to arrest Samuel Winsor 1678 OS66 
mittimus to commit Samuel Winsor 1JS78 0367 
letter concerning laws of Colony not in force no date 01157 
Nicholas Power issues writ Court of Justices 1725 0735 
John Rhodes elected in Warwick 165 1 053 
John Sayles joins President in notifying Providence and 
Warwick to appoint commissioners to make up a Gen- 
eral Assembly 1653 070 
Benjamin Smith signs writ of injunction 1698 0593 
Edward Smith issues writ— Court of Magistrates 1691 0550 
Ezekiel Warner judge of Court of Justices 1736 0755 

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Assistant 

Richard Waterman issues writ Justice Court 17 19 0779 1731 0783 
issues search warrant 1727 0798 
issues summons to appear 1727-8 0780 
Stukeley Weslcott joins in warrant to appoint commis- 
sioners to make up a General Assembly 1653 079 
John Whipple warrant to provide for General Assembly 

and General Court of Trials issued to 1674 osi7 
1679 ^73 0888 1679-80 0888 0895 

warrant to run boundary line issued to 1677 ^^^^^ 

issues warrant to call town meeting 1677 <^^'' 

takes deposition of Samuel Whipple 1678 0813 

issues warrant to arrest Samuel Winsor 1678 O866 

issues mittimus to commit Samuel Winsor 1678 0867 

takes deposition of William Hopkins 1678 O868 

letter from John Sanford 1678 0987 
takes deposition in regard to Jacob WillardU wife and 

child 1679 0887 
holds coroner's inquest over body of Elisabeth Pearce 1679 O888 
John Wickes elected in Warwick 165 1 063 
Joseph Williams certifies copy of bond of Gideon Craw- 
ford et al, 1703 0004 
issues' warrant to choose assessors of tax and care for 

Anne Waters 1703 O6O6 

warrant for session of General Assembly issued to 1703 O607 
acts as judge of Court of Magistrates 1704 0599 0618 

0618 0680 
takes depositions in re assault on Mehitabel Yates 1704 0684 
takes depositions in re Joshua Verin 1705 0619 0689 
signs petition to regulate cutting of thatch 1705 0617 
issues warrant special session General Assembly 1706 0636 
member of committee to settle boundaries of Provi- 
dence Plantations 1706-7 0048 
issues warrant to provide for General Assembly 1706-7 0648 
cited to appear before General Assembly in Westcon- 

naug matter 1707 0647 

witness to grant of land on northern frontier 1707 0648 

issued warrant for Proprietors' meeting 1707 0658 

issues warrant to provide for General Court of Trials 1707 0654 

to consider prudential affairs of the town 1707 0656 

to make a town rate 1707-8 0659 

Attorney Henry Red dock authorized by the town to 

prosecute William Foxere no date 01816 
See also Power of Attorney 
Attorney Cteneral Simon Smith arrested while offi- 
cially surveying Westconnaug Purchase 1707 0047 
Audit meeting and adjournment 1679 ^'^^ 

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Audit 

election 1754 ^^^ 

settlement of town treasurer's accounts 1756 oiooo 

Bacon's Rebellion publication of the King's proclamation 1676-7 0234 

proclamation 1676^ 09441 

Ball for William Cotton of Boston provided by Benedict 

Arnold in suit of William Field , 165 1 049 

Arthur Fenner's petition for relief 1696 05S0 

Arthur Tenner's offer to go with Hugh Bewet for two 

poor men no date 01900 

Thomas Hopkins's bond for John Tilberforce no date 1879 

see also Legal Proceedings 
Banishment — provisions regarding 1650 041 

Bank* see Paper Money Bank and Mere-Bank 
Barbadoes — letter regarding goods shipped thither for Mr. 

Clarke, Agent in England 1662 0190 

Joshua Verin's demand for his right in common lands of 

Providence Purchase no date 01304 

Barberry Bushes —Attack on John Clawson 1661 0ii4 

cause failure of Moses Brown's rye crop 1779 oeio 

Barnes's Comer on the road to Voluntown 1752 0848 

Bastardy — Josiah Owen's indemnity bond 1707 0058 

order of justices against Stephen Field 1720-1 0035 

writ against Nathan Waterman 1723 0791 

deposition of Phebe Latham in Waterman case . 1723 0798 

Bay — Colony of the, see Massachusetts 
Bay, see Narragansett 
Bailiff, see Water hailif 

Beacon on Prospect Hill, committee appointed to give or- 
ders when it should be fired no date 01808 
appointment of wardens to rig the kettle no date 01368 
Beayer Dam, bound between Providence and Warwick 1704-5 0695 
Belleau, England — date line on Henry Vane's letter 1653-4 086 067 
Bill against Thomas Walling for services to his family 1667 0499 
of John Whipple, Jr., for services to the town as sur- 
veyor of common land 1672 0919 
of Joseph Jenks for shoeing horses, and for a sheep 

killed for soldiers 1679-80 0904 

of Luke Thurston against town council for dinners and 

drink 1757 01017 01010 

of William Compton for warning town meeting 1768 01084 

see Recorder General 
Small Post 
Tax Assessor 
Town Sergeant 
Train Band 
Bill of sale — of a horse, Henry Mattison to Rebecca Scott 1677 0958 

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Billof saU 

of a horse, William Hearnden to Andrew Edmonds 1680 0890 

Birth — son of Samuel Whipple 16360934 

John Whipple, son of John Whipple, Jr., and Mary 1664 0666 

daughter of Eleazer Whipple 1676 0984 

son of John Hawkins 1676 0984 

son of Thomas Fenner 1677 ^'^^ 

child of Mercy Estance 1707 0668 

book for recording cost of 1716 0709 

record of Joseph Snow and family 1750 0818 

Blackstone, William — place of residence 

see Lease 

Pawtucket River under River 
Rehobofh 
Blockade — effect of on the town 1778 0900 090i 

Block Island — warrant calling General Assembly to 

maintain forces • 1706 0685 

Bond — account of documents missing when records were 

recovered 1677 0954 

see Apprentice 
Bastardy 
Cemmon Lands 
Inhabitants 
Tavern 
Boston— Nathaniel Dickens, of Providence, notified to 

appear in Court in Pawtuxet Purchase case 1650 088 

suit against William Cotton 165 1 049 

vote of town council in regard to sending back Johanna 

'Harrud 1661 0191 

Arthur Fenner chosen to represent town of Providence 1678 0947 
order relating to marriage of William Peney and Ruth 

Hallet by Joseph Jenks, assistant 1680 0818 

John Whipple's deposition relating to occurrence in 

shop of Thomas Clarke 1684 0448 

Thomas Olney sent thither in re Anne Waters 1687 0504 

letter from town of Providence to Gov. Andros in re 

Anne Waters no date 01057 

warrant issued for Providence tax rate 1688 0594 

bridges on road from Connecticut to no date 01817 

vote to prevent spread of small-pox to Providence 1752 0885 

warrant to remove Thomas James and wife 1757 01009 

persons claiming property in King's Province to appear no date 01978 
Bounds of Providence — original by Indian grant 1639 0991 

enlargement by Indian grant 1659 0995 

committee appointed to set 1660 0655 

address by Roger Williams to Court of Royal Commis- 
sioners 1677 0948 

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Bounds*of Providence 

John|Whipple'8 request for information 1686-7 <>*85 0486 

Purchasers and proprietors appoint committee to nego- 
tiate with committee appointed by Samuel Cranston 
€t al. 1708 0664 

see Inmam Purchase 
Massachusetts . 
Pawiuxet Purchase 
Warwich 
Boundary of private estate — request that town run line 
between meadow of Edward [nman, Sr., and com- 
mon land 1653 ^^ 
agreement between Joseph Williams and Henry Fowler 167 1 0204 
Epenetus Olney's request that his bounds be rectified 1680 0908 
John Brown's request that his bounds be certified 1680 O200 
land sold by John Brown to Thomas Patey 1680 osoo 
James Mathuson's request that town make known south- 
ern bounds of lot purchased from Thomas Harris 
by Thomas Clemence 1680 oa05 
Christopher Robert's request that town set 168 1 0386 
request that town settle bounds of Thomas Roberts 1681 0386 
request by Benedict Arnold et aU that town set bound 

Indian field 1682 0371 

John Whipple's request that town fix bounds for heirs 

of John Throckmorton 1685 0450 

Hannah Mathuson's request that town protect her from 

encroachments 1686 0473 

see Common Land 
Deed 
Boonty — petition that one be offered for killing foxes 1734 0781 

Roger Williams's petition for speedy course of payment 

for killing wolves no date 01184 

Brandins^ in the hand — verdict against Wesuontup no date 01103 

Brids^e — Wesuontup seen near no date 01148 

agreement to repair i^^'S ®l<^ 

Roger Williams's offer to maintain 1667-8 0163 

Resolved Waterman's request for land taken from salt 

meadow for highway 1670 0179 

defective paper regarding lottery for building 1749 0788 

charge for repairing — defective treasurer's report in 

handwriting of Gregory Dexter no date 01007 

Burrow's bridge — petition regarding highway over 1753 0853 

Cranberry bridge — on road to Vol un town 1752 0844 

Dexter'S' bridge — Gregory Dexter's threat to stop high- 
way near 1663 0135 
John Throckmorton's share in meadow near 1709 0676 
bound of highway district 1754 0078 1758 O878 1759 0878 

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Bridge 

request for a highway to town via no date 01216 

First bridge — on road to Voluntown 1752 0842 

Guiles's bridge — on road to Voluntown 1752 0841 

Mile End Qove bridge — proposal of proprietors to build 

if highway is ordered 1747 0786 

Mill bridge — on road to Camp Hill via Widow Craw- 
ford's house — bound of highway district 175^ 0078 
part of highway district 1758 0878 
Muddy Dock bridge — request to reserve shore on Wey- 

bosset side as common 1704 oois 

Newbridge — evidence of purchase of land by Thomas 

Arnold from William Burrows 1655 090 

Pawtucket bridge — Daniel Abbott authorized to collect 

subscriptions in Connecticut for building no date 01317 

warrant for town meeting to consider placing guard 
to prevent small pox infection 1752 0834 

Pawtuxet bridge — Daniel Abbott authorized to collect 

subscriptions in Connecticut no date 01817 ' 

overseer of repairs petitions for reimbursement for 
expenditure beyond appropriation 1737 0763 

Stevens's bridge — bound in highway district 1754 ^^^* 

Weybosset bridge — appointment of committee to secure 

contributions 1704 00I6 

subscription list I704'5 ^^^^ 

address to town by Jonathan Whipple e/ ah 17x0-11 0700 

Daniel Abbott authorized to raise money by subscrlp- » 

tion in Connecticut no date 01817 

account of expenditure of money granted by General 
Assembly for repairs with individual receipt for 
payments 1736 076t 

proposal that overseers have exclusive right of ferri- 
age when bridge is impassable 1741-2 0766 
layout of highway to Voluntown 1752 084t 0843 0644 
bound of highway district 17^2 0066 1754-0078 1758 0878 
1766 0880 
Woonasquatucket bridge-:— at Chalkstone wading place — 
petition that town pay balance of cost above sub- 
scriptions ITSS"^ 0744 
warrant for town meeting to consider payment '735-6 0746 
petition to special town meeting for payment 1735-6 0746 
Brook — bound between Valentine Whitman and John 

Whipple 1661 0188 

bound of land laid out to William Harris 1667 0167 

that Cometh from a place called the Keyes 1682 0366 

through land laid out to Thomas Patey 1689 0634 

at Joseph Fenner's and other points in road to Volun- 
town 1752 0843 0844 
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Brook 

•outhward of Esquire Warner's bound of highway dis- 
trict 1752 
Ben net's brook — in bound of highway district 1752 
Cedar Swamp broolc — in bound of highway district 1752 
Eld broolc — on road to Voluntown 1752 
lApham's broolc — on road to Voluntown 1752 0643 
Meshantatuck brook — petition for highway to cross 174^ < 
Morse's brook — on road to Voluntown 1752 
Punhungansett brook — point in relation to bound of 

Pawtuxet Purchase 1707 
Reapers* brook — one share of rateable estate of Thomas 

Harris no date 01164 

Robin Run brook — request for land 1689 osss 
Small brook — layout of land beyond to Thomas Angell 1648 oil 
conflicting land claims of Samuel Winsor and Epene- 

tus Olney 1684-5 0445 
two shares of meadow of John and Zachariah Field's 

rateable estate no date oiMO 
upland and meadow of Richard Pray no date 01341 01341 

Warwick brook — on road to Voluntown 1752 0844 

Wilbour's brook — on road to Voluntown 1752 0644 

Brookfield — Daniel Aylsworth adjudged to belong 1753 <^^* 

Bulk of Law no date 01337 to 01336 

in force until repealed no date 01064 

accessory 01333 

artificer 01333 

attorney 01336 

breach of covenant ol333 

burglary 01331 

burning of houses 01331 

casual death, see also Cor oner* s inquest 01331 

cattle surveyors 01336 

champertor 01333 

common law 01337 

conspirator 01333 

coroner — Assistant to act 01334 

council of war, how constituted 01337 

death 01331 

forcible entry and detainer 01331 

forgery and erasing of records 01333 

fraud 01333 

General Assembly — right of appeal to 01336 

goat viewer 01336 

high treason 01330 

highway surveyor 01336 

hue and cry 01334 

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Bulk of Law 

justice — special officers for its execution 01837 

justice — when to be administered by General Assembly 01398 

law — general provisions of supremacy 01897 

laws of Oleron in force in the Colony 01888 

legal proceedings — appeal to General Assembly ^ 01828 

liars 01880 01838 
rules prescribed for practice and pleading 

see Legal Proceedings 

manslaughter 01880 

man-slayer 01880 

misadventure 01886 0881 

misbehavior 01880 

murder 01880 01880 

officers of the State 01887 

perjury 01838 

powers and duties of President of Providence Plantations 01884 

rebellion 01380 01884 

records 01388 

recorder general 01888 01833 

rescue and escape 01381 

riot — power of President and Assistants to quell 01334 

robbery 01331 

servants 01388 01833 

slander 01833 

suicide 01380 

town officers — engagements 01837 

treason — high and petit 01880 

weights and measures 01838 

whoremonger 01880 

witchcraft 01381 

Ballding Stones — devise of land at place so-called 1755 O888 

Barial — of Thomas Qemence the younger 1676 0834 

Sarah Fenner, daughter of Captain Arthur Penner 1676 0834 

Daniel Field, son of John Field 1676 0834 

James Olney, son of Thomas Olney 1676 0834 

John Smith, son of John Smith the mason 1676 0834 

Henry Wright, son of Samuel Wright 1676 0834 
see Death 

Burying S^roand — public place at North End — vote of 

Proprietors and Purchasers to increase grant of land 1747 0988 

on Hanover street — report of committee 1790 01051 

Oanonicus mentioned in initial deed 1639 0180 

deed to Roger Williams 1639 0081 

Cape Cod — bound of Colony of Massachusetts Bay no date 01338 

Cape Malaliar — bound of Colony of Massachusetts 

Bay no date 01358 

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Captive — Indian, see fVar 

Cattle surveyors — provisions of law no date 01338 

regulations for exporting no date 0133S 

Caucaun — Eli Arnold*s desire to change land near 1691-2 obm 

Caujaniquant — deed of confirmation 1659 09»5 

his testimony that consideration was received 1664 09S6 

deed mentioned 1677 0JS54 1678 o»65 1686-7 0489 

Causeway at Belknap's dam — bound of highway district 1757 0878 

CeilBllS — males in Providence over 15 years of age 1688 0538 

warrant of John Usher, Treasurer, for taking 1688 0584 

Certificate — age of Daniel Comstock, son of Ann 1668 0171 

J^or official certificates see title of officer making' same 
Chalkstone — wading place on Woonasquatucket river 1735-6 0744 
Change Money, see Grant to change land 

Chapoymiscok — highway thither requested 1710-11 0088 

Charles II.» see King 
Charter of Providence Plantations — known as the 

first charter 1643 03 

commissioners to General Assembly instructed to pro- 
cure copy 1647 00 
dues of Ralph Earle ordered paid 1650 04l 
Roger Williams's request to be paid in goats 1650 043 
letter from Warwick to Providence pending negotiations 

for renewal 1652 087 

from King Charles II. — order of President for its recep- 
tion 1663 0144 
General Assembly called for its preservation 167 1-2 O800 
estimate of cost prepared by Roger Williams 1681-2 O886 
see Agent in England 
Mainland Towns 
^uo Warranto 
Charter of Town — commissioners instructed to make 

application to General Assembly 1647 00 

Christmas Visit — letter concerning 171 1 0708 

Chuff — trial and execution 1676 0834 

Church of England, see Highway 
Citizens — a treatise on rights and duties by Roger Wil- 
liams with covenant 1647 010 
see Inhabitants 
Clawson, John — inventory and account of disposition 

of his estate 1677 0854 

memorandum regarding his death made in 1814 0114 

see Estate 

Clerk to General Assembly — MK Dyer chosen 1648 ois 

John Sanford's bill against the town 1678 0804 

William Dyer signs record no date 01084 

Clerk to House of Deputies — Thomas Olney signs 

message to House of Magistrates 1696 < 

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Clerk to House of Deputies 

certifies to vote of the House no date 0it78 

J. Lyndon certifies action of House 1731 OIOM 1750 O8I8 

1768 01085 

Olerk to House of Magistrates — Weston Clark, 

letter regarding unpaid taxes no date 01070 

see also Secretary of House of Magistrates and 
Recorder General 
Clerk of the Peace — Gregory Dexter ordered to indict 

Wesuontup 1649 OM 

Clerk to Proprietors of Brick School — Moses 

Brown certifies record of their action 1785 0014 

Clerk to Proprietors of Common Ijands of Provi- 
dence east of seven-mile line — Richard Brown 1744 
Edward Manton 1746 
Richard Steere 1746 0788 < 
Gideon Crawford 1747 
Joseph Mowrj, son of Daniel 175a 
Clerk to Town, see Town Clerk 
Clerk to Town Council, see Town Council Clerk 
Colony — conflicting claims to territory — list of rival 

claimants 1677 0848 

Colony House in Newport — notice of Court of Gen- 
eral Trials and of General Assembly 1691-2 0541 
Colony liine — point in layout of road to Voluntown no date 01177 

see Bounds of Providence 
Combination — The 1640 09 

partial copy made in 1662 0084 

reference in report of William Harris et al. 1659 oioi 

report of running of boundary line agreed upon 1668 0688 

reference in Stephen Arnold's protest 1686^ 

alluded to in report on Seven-mile line 1707 

Commerce — bill of lading of goods shipped to New- 
foundland on Providence of Pequitt 1652 065 
Conunission — to make war upon Dutch — General As- 
sembly called to consider 1653 ^^ 
to run south line of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1695 0578 
issued to Captains of Rangers of the Woods 1697 0581 
to Deputy Sheriff Richard Waterman from sheriff of 

county 1743 0778 

to collectors of taxes — see Tan collectors 
Commissioners — petition for their appointment in re 

John Warner and Samuel Gorton 1650 044 

provisions for appointment no date 01874 

to settle boundary line between Providence and War- 
wick 1704-5 0685 0086 
of mainland and island towns, see Towns 

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Commissiontrs 

members of court, see Court of Commissioners 
to Genera] Court, see General Assembly 
see Tax Commissioners 
Commissioner of Colony to treat with Commis- 
sioners Royal — report of Roger Williams 1677 0M3 
Commissioners from Plymoath — Roger Williams 

refers to treaty 1677 0M3 

Commissioners Royal make sUtement of His Majest/s 

wishes 1664 0147 

reference bjr Roger Williams 1676 0M3 

Conunittee--to continue General Court of Trials 1648 018 

for public good of Colony 165 1 OSS 

see Representative Court 
Report of Committee 
Common — ungranted in severalty near Cowpen Point — 

request for leave to fence x68o owi 

query regarding Woonsocket Swamp being 1680 08S6 

petition for relay of highway in the neck 1681 08M 

request for leave to fence a portion 1681 0356 

request that land improperly laid out revert to 16S4 044» 

request for leave to fence temporarily 1686-7 0474 

right to fence a part of granted for four years 1687 osos 

petition to reserve place for creatures passing over the 

river at Weybosset 1703-4 060S 

petition for free access at Mile End Cove 1711-ia 070S 

petition for lease of land and vote of town to grant 1753 0970 

report of committee regarding due proportion no date 0l9se 

request to preserve the timber or divide no date Oiaos 

see Fences. 
Goats, 
Swine, 
Common Perpetual — request that certain lands may 

remain such 1679-80 0S70 

petition that it be made matter of record 1685 0459 

request for town to state certain lands 1685 0400 

petition that pine lands be 1685 0407 

request that land exchanged by Stephen Arnold be 1686-7 <^*M 

request to reserve shore on Weybosset side from Muddy 

Dock Bridge to Weybosset point 1704 oois 

request for relief from vote of town regarding land once 

granted to Silvester Scott 1706 0084 

petition for lease of lot on Great Point 1733 ^^'^^ 

proprietors provide for inspection of division 175a 0900 

CommonaiT® — form of deeds of conveyance made by 

disposers 1640 OS 

request for leave 1666 0101 

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1670 0187 

1679 0908 

1680 0898 
1680-I 0880 



CommomagB 

form of deeds made by town clerk 

request that twenty-five acre right be made full purchase 

right 
question raised of the right of an inhabitant to sell 
relinquishment of rights beyond seven-mile line 
sale — Jeremiah Rhodes to Daniel Abbott 
sale beyond seven-mile line — Edward Hawkins to 

Stephen Arnold no date 01108 

letter from John Greene to town demanding 1602-3 O88I 

grant of right in consideration of payment of town 

debt 1682-3 0887 

protest against such grant of right 1682-3 O886 0889 

request for exchange of right without for a right within 

seven-mile line 1684 0414 

request of Benjamin Hearnden for full right 1685-6 

record of Benjamin Hearnden's right destroyed by 



Indians 
mowing of thatch — report of committee 
division of Gideon Crawford's right 
vote of town regarding Alice Daniel's right 
individual rights — James Ashton 

Thomas Penner 

John and Zachariah Field 

Thomas Harris 

William Hopkins 

John Keese and Ann 

Edward Manton 

Shadrach Manton 

Thomas Olney 
individual rights within seven-mile line 

John Arnold 

John Brown 

Thomas Hopkins 

Joseph Whipple 
individual rights beyond seven-mile line 

Stephen Arnold 

Obadiah Brown 

Silas and Benjamin Carpenter 



1685-6 0468 

1704 06SI 

17 15-16 0708 

no date 01896 

no date 0I8OO 

no date 01287 

no date 01269 

no date oii64 

no date 01148 

no date 01141 01172 

no date 01141 01172 

no date 0li4i 01172 

no date 0I8OO 

no date 01261 
no date 01120 
no date 01229 
no date 01270 



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1693 W^'Jfi 

1688 0528 



Timothy Carpenter 
Thomas Field 
William Hopkins 
Widow Mathewson 
Edward Smith 
Eben Thomas 
Nathaniel Waterman 
Richard Waterman 

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no date oil 16 
no date 01248 
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Commonagt individual rights beyond teyen-mile line 

Joseph Whipple no date 01970 

Valentine Whitnnan no date 01178 0118S 

Samuel Winsor no date 0114A 

no date 01171 

price of individual right no date OIIM 0181 » 

Common Land— deed from town bj disposers 1640 08 

order that townsmen improve or forfeit grants in sev- 
eralty 1643 04 
order that Benjamin Hearnden have privilege of twenty- 
five acres 165 1 OM 
deed to be given in town meeting by clerk and assistant 1666 0341 
grant to Epenetus Olney on west side of Great Swamp 1670 018I 
town record of purchase by Ephraim Pearce 1678 0848 
two shares marked by surveyors — vote to record 1681 0838 
grant of a comer to Thomas Arnold and Thomas 

Olney 1682-3 0887 

vote to record return of layout to Thomas Harrison, Jr. 1683 0397 
grant of strip 5 ft. by 25 to Abraham Harding 1687 0S08 

petition to town by Daniel Abbott concerning 1689-90 0587 

Samuel Whipple's request that town order surveyor to 

view his share and determine dispute 1698 OS80 

proposition to quiet titles east of seven-mile line 1707 0650 

Daniel Abbott's proposal regarding titles 1708 0670 

ancient titles quieted by proprietors 1744 0068 

grant on west side of Pocasset river in line of land taken 

for highway 1747 0787 

vote of Proprietors for a fifteen-acre division east of 

seven-mile line 1748 

division of twenty-seven acres east of seven-mile line 1757 

prayer to the town for relief on account of money paid 

for parcel not laid out, which is opposed no date 01140 

see Grants of Land 

Grants of Leave to Exchange 
Layout of Common Land 
Lots 

Rtquests for Common Land 
Requests for Leave to Bnchange 
Pawtuxet Purchase 
Purchasers and Proprietors 
Proprietors of Common Land 
Wharf 
Common Ijands west of Seven-mile line — request that 

fifty acres be laid out to Peter Place before winter 1683 0407 

lifct of Proprietors who drew for 1683-4 0484 

request by William Hopkins that his lot be laid out 1684 0418 

Stephen Arnold's protest against laying out 1686-7 

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Common Lands west of seyen mile line 

Benjamin Thornton *s request lor order to settle on right 1693 ^^^^^ 

right of Joseph Whipple no date 01109 

see Purchasers and Proprietors 

Oommon Meadow — allotment on the west side no date Oldest 

on the south side of the west river no date 01 M9 

at Small brook no date Oldest 

at Pawtuxet river no date 0185» 

Common Stock, see Town Stock 

Connecticut — Roger Williams* services for Indians with 1639 OMl 
dispute with in England regarding territory — special 

session of General Assembly to consider 1679-80 03S8 

Commissioners to run north boundary 1695 0578 

subscriptions for building bridges in Providence no date 01317 

Roger Williams's address to town on reported attempt 

*^ to enslave us to their parish worship " no date 01099 

Conseryator of the Peace— John Spencer issues writ 

of arrest 1681 0327 

warrant to provide for general election 1689-99 0536 

deposition taken before John Heath 1698 0590 

issues notice to commander of vessel in harbor regard- 
ing disorderly conduct of his company no date Oliet 
Constable — nominees mentioned 1656 093 
elections 1676 0934 1687 0503 1691 0543 1754 0975 

no date 01393 01346 
warrant to call town meeting to elect 1690 0638 

committee requested regarding dues 1699 0594 

proceedings to secure return of goods no date 01973 

Daniel Abbott— election 1687 0503 

issues note binding town 1687 ^^^ 

certifies return on treasurer's warrant 1687 0505 

gives notice of town meeting 1687 0509 

William Ashton — search warrant issued to 1737 0738 

Abraham Belknap elected 1754 0975 no date 01346 

James Brown elected 169 1 0543 

John Brown ordered to arrest William Foxere 1653 088 

Stephen Brown — receipt on warrant in vagrancy 1759 01036 

John Carder of Warwick — writ of injunction issued to 1698 0593 
Isaac Cory elected 1754 0975 no date 01346 

Stephen Dexter — warrant issued by Deputy Governor 

Jenckes to arrest Jonathan Brown 17 19 0713 

Thomas Fenner — return on warrants in vagrancy 1747 0788 0790 
Zachariah Field — writ to arrest Samuel Winsor issued 

to 1678 0366 

Samuel Gorton— warrant to seize goods of William 

Selevant issued to 1721-a 0716 

Job Harris — writ from Court of Justices issued to 1735 0735 

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Thomas Harrii — officer eztraordinarj to anett constable 
WiUUm Hawkins elected 1676 

makes note binding the town 
Benjamin Hearnden elected 
John Hojrle — return on warrant in vagrancj 
Benjamin Hunt — special — petition for expenses 
Ichabod Jenckes elected 
James Jenckes elected 
Nathan Jenckes's return on warrant of arrest 

return on summons to appear before town council 
Nathaniel Jenckes elected 

John L4ipham — writ in Reape vs Arnold issued to 
Noah Mason elected 1754 ^^^ 

senres notice to appear before town council 
1756 ooer 1757 01010 

serves notice of council meeting 

serves warrant to notify town meeting 

serves warrants in vagrancj 
Joseph Nash serves warrant in vagrancj 
Thomas Perry serves warrant in vagrancy 
Nicholas Power — warrant for his arrest 
Benjamin Robinson elected 
Timothy Sabin elected 
Josiah Thornton elected 

appointed to attend committee to lay out highway 
Elisha Tillinghast serves complaint and warrant 

serves warrant in vagrancy 

serves writ from Court of Justices 
Edward Tripp — specially appointed — serves warrant in 

highway matter 1755 

Nathan Waterman elected no date 013«3 

Resolved Waterman, the constable, arrested 1667 0I68 

1668 0174 1668-9 0175 
Stukeley Westcolt serves summons regarding estate of 

John Burton 175© •»» 

Samuel Whipple's deposition in case of Samuel Winsor 1678 0918 



1667 0165 
1687 000s 
1687 0614 
1691 

«747 
1750 
no date 01S46 
17540075 
»752 

1754 

1691 064S 

1675 OSM 

no date 01840 

«755 

1756 0000 0004 

1756 

1756 0901 0008 0M6 

1754 OW 

1755 0008 
1649 081 

no date 01840 

1754 0075 

no date 01340 

1754 ««w 

1741 0705 

1742 0940 

1743 ®7'3f» 



1754 0075 

1754 wr5 



Joseph Williams elected 
see Tax Collector 

Contract^ see Agreement 

Corder of wood, see Wood 

Com mill, see Legal Proceedings 

Comer — Barnes's — a point on road to Voluntown 
Guiles's — on road to Voluntown 
Lockwood's — on road to Voluntown 
Waterman's— on road to Voluntown 
Young's — on road to Voluntown 

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1752 0848 
1752 0048 
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Coroner ~ Assistant to act no date 0lS84 

inquest on Elizabeth Pearce, drowned 1679 ^^^^^ 

on Squaw Margaret, drowned 1682 oses 

on Thomas Paley, drowned 1695 0574 

Council — General of the Colony, see General Council 

Council — His Majesties (Andros period) Richard Arnold 

a member 1687 0601 

Council — Privy, of England, see Privy Council 
Council of State (of England) Letters from received — 

communication from William Dyer regarding 165a 060 

letter from commissioners of mainland towns no date 011398 

letter from Providence to Warwick relating to commis- 
sioners no date 01905 
see Mainland Towns 
Council of War — how constituted in Colony of Provi- 
dence Plantations no date 01337 
called in Providence by Roger Williams, and trial of 

Chuff, an Indian 1676 0934 

action regarding watching, warding and scouting 1677 0947 

how constituted in King William^s war no date 01925 

order to organize bands of scouts no date 01995 

commission issued to captains of Rangers 1697 0581 

decision regarding guns taken from Indians, and appeal 

therefrom 1698 0593 

in Revolution — resolution of town concerning meet- 
ings 1778 0909 
County — vote of General Assembly to divide — town meet- 
ing called to consider 1750 0956 
town votes against division and instructs representatives 

to oppose 1750 0957 

committee appointed to oppose in General Assembly 1750 0957 

County Court House— special meeting of freemen 

called 1750 

town meeting called 1752 

highway eastward ordered 1775 01045 

County House in Providence — place of holding town 

meeting 1733 0741 1735-6 0746 1736 0750 1738-9 0743 

town meetings warned to be held i735'6 0745 1736 0751 

1743 0948 1752 0834 1755 0867 1756 0999 1757 01014 
meeting of town council 1736 0748 

request to call town meeting 1749 0789 

County of Rhode Island, King's Province and Provi- 
dence Plantation (name given the Colony under 
Sir Edmund Andros) 1687 0501 0514 0515 

Court of Commissioners, see General Assembly 
Court of Justices, see Legal Proceedings 
Court of Masristrates, see Legal Proceedings 

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Court of Royal OonnnissioiierSy see Legal Proceedings 
Court of TrlalSy see L€gal Proceedings 
Courty Special^ to try small causes, see Legal Proceedings 
Cove — location of Ezekiel HoUimanU meadow 

Bailey's cove — Daniel Abbott's request for common 
land 
Daniel Abbott's return of taxable land 
return of thatch beds 
Stephen Northup's request for land 
Broad cove — location of William Hopkins's land 
Common cove at Pawtuxet 
Great cove — north bound of land sold by Ossamequin 

to William Arnold 
Long cove point in bound between Providence common 
and Pawtuxet Purchase 
location of land laid out to John Greene, Jr. 



1647 0138 



1683 
1687 
1706 
no date 01114 
no date 01116 
1663 0140 

1645 000 

1640 09 
1648 0M> 

land of Timothy Carpenter no date 01101( 

Mile End cove referred to in the following : 
petition to town to order fences away from Wig^ 

gin ton Cove 1711-ia 0708 

report on layout of land on north side of Wickenden 

cove 1746 

vote of Proprietors regarding highway across the cove 

and around Fox Point 1746 0788 < 

petition to town council by committee of Proprietors 

for highway across Wigginton's cove and around 

Fox hill 1747 0786 

reference to Miling cove in report of town treasurer no date 01007 
Sassafras cove mentioned in locating line between Provi- 
dence and Pawtuxet 1659 oioi 1668 0688 i68a 0860 
1708 0668 
Coweset— account of money paid Oncopocamine Sachem, 

by the town for lands at Neutaconkanut 1652 077 

Currency — continental — town resolutions regarding 1779 01048 

see Peage 
Wampum 
Cussuckquanch — deed of confirmation by mentioned 1677 0864 

1678 0866 1686-7 0480 
Death — Sarah Whipple, wife of David 1677 ^^^^^ 

Elizabeth Pearce 1679 0S88 

Deborah Field 1679 0318 

Bethia Waterman 1680 O8I8 

Ruth Steere, daughter of John x68o 0318 

Stephen Harding and wife 1680 0318 

Margaret, an Indian woman 1682 0363 

Thomas Patey 1695 ^^"^^ 

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I>Obt — provisions for recovery no date 01833 

assignment of a portion due from General Assembly 1682 0374 

of Proprietors paid by grants of common land 1746*47 0968 

1772 0900 
see Town Debt 
I>eclaration that town shall always be free for accommo- 
dating the distressed no date 0126S 
see Legal Proceedings 
I>ecorilIIIy see Town Meeting 

I>e6d from town to townsmen to be given by Disposers 1640 OS 

from town to full purchasers how made and delivered x666 0841 

from town to twenty-five acre-men how made and 

delivered 1666 0341 

of lands and rights in Providence — Adam Goodwin to 

Richard Osborne 1648 osi 

land in Pawtucket Purchase — Richard Harcourt to 

William Field 1651 0139 

land at new bridge — William Burrows to Thomas 

Arnold 1655 000 

land near Pawtuxet Falls — John Greene to William 

Carpenter 1658 099 

land in Pawtuxet Purchase — Richard Parker and wife 

to William Carpenter 1659 ^^^ 

copy of Roger Williams' deed to fellow-townsmen 1661 oiso 

land on south side Pawtuxet River — William Wickenden 

to Thomas Smith 1661 0121 

land near Mashapaug — William Arnold to Henry Fow- 
ler, Sr. 1670 0195 
account of deeds found and missing when records were 

recovered 1677 0S54 

Walter Clarke to Rebecca Scott — vote of town to record 1678 o»47 
to Ephraim Pearce of land purchased from town ordered 1678 0948 
Valentine Whitman to Ephraim Pearce — vote of town 

to record 1678 0948 

Jeremiah Rhodes to Daniel Abbott— vote of town to record 1681 034i 
John Brown to Thomas Patey — vote of town to record 1682-3 0397 
John Jones to Joseph Smith — vote of town to record 1683 0397 

George Shepherd to George Way — vote of town to record 1683 0397 
land and rights in Providence — John Throckmorton 

to Jahaleel Brenton et aU 1687 0916 

to settle boundary between Proprietors of Proyidencc 

and Proprietors of Warwick i704"5 <>•** 

land between Inman's Purchase and Pawtucket River — 

Proprietors of Providence to Richard Arnold et aU 1707 0645 
land on northern frontier on condition of defending the 
border — Proprietors of Providence to William Hop- 
kins et aU \*IQ^ 0648 

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Deed 

land near Snake Hill — Nathan Place to William Steere 1714 0707 
land formerlj Thoman Waters* (document not executed) 

town council to Gideon Crawford no date OISM 

testimonj regarding Richard and Marj Praj's deed of 

gift no date 01S4J 

see Grant of Land by Indian Sachem 

I>elegate to Ooniri^em— list ot proxj voters 1789 ooi» 

I>eposition — John Whipple regarding petition of George 

Way 1674 0818 

John Whipple regarding Howlong Harris ti ah 1681 0S46 

John Whipple regarding matter in shop of Thomas 

Clarke 1684 044S 

see Agent 
Estate 
Insane 

Legal Proceedings 
I>eputy» see General Assembly 

Town 
I>ibley Hole — agreement between James Dexter and 

Maturin Alard regarding land 1704 0610 

Disorderly woman — Sarah Neale^ warrant to call 

town meeting to vindicate itself against charges 1680 0815 

statement of charges 1680 0816 

bond of Roger Williams et al,f in re ordered surren- 
dered 1683-3 0887 
Disposers' powers 1640 os 
appeal from decision how made and determined 1640 08 
I>ista*aint— petition to town bjr constable for advice 1668-9 0175 
appraisal of Jonathan Sprague's horse no date 01848 
neglect of training — appraisal of steer belonging to 

Ephraim Pearce no date 01848 

I>itch on the road to Voluntown i7t;2 0648 

Sheldon's — on road to Voluntown 1753 0648 

Diyision— Fifty-Acre layout to Thomas Field 1667 0167 

to John Greene 1667 0166 

Thomas Harris 1667 0166 

William Harris 1667 0167 

Mr. Sayles 1667 0165 

John Whipple, Sr. 1667 0165 

Jloger Williams 1667 0166 

memorandum of agreement regarding one share 1681 0O88 

return of allotment no date 01156 

see County 

Pawtmnet Purchasers 
Town 
Divorce — provisions concerning 1650 041 

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Dogs belonging to Indians disturb English cattle 1661 0181 

vote of town council regarding an ordinance 1775 01045 

I>ue-bill — payment to a deputy for attending General 

Assembly 1669 0177 

Dutch, see War 

East Greenwich — town sergeant Thomas Nichols 1684 0488 

suit for slander — Bridget Price vs. Samuel Bennett 1684 0436 

attorney in case appointed by Samuel Bennett 1684 0435 

Eiinbargro — copy of act and resolutions of town meeting 1809 01053 
Bngland — Warwick committee charged with disloyalty 1652 074 

see Ag€nt 
Council 
Essex — New England — James Wooding gives permission 

for marriage of daughter 1680 0801 

£state — act of General Assembly regarding administra- 

tion 1666 0100 

Edward Cope — town's order of administration 1646 07 

town's letter to Mr. Hewes 1650 048 

Man — request of Roger Williams concerning re- 

visal of will 1650 043 

John Smith — request of Roger Williams regarding set- 
tlement 1650 043 
Mrs. Weston — request of Roger Williams concerning 1650 043 
Nicholas Power — report of town council 165 1 051 
Hannah Taylor, widow — appeal to town for advice and 

assistance 1660 0106 

John Clawson — Roger Williams' request for administra- 
tion 1661 0114 
inventory no date 01300 
payments made by Thomas Olney, Sr. no date 01883 
John Smith — property given to town by Widow Ann 

Smith for security of her son John x66i 0116 

protest of widow against town interference in manage- 
ment no date 01183 
Thomas Roberts and his widow — argument regarding 
administration by next of kin to widow before town 
council of Newport 1676 0888 
Resolved Waterman — town council's will made after his 

decease 1676 0838 

recital of receipt of paper concerning 1683 0378 

James Olney — letter testamentary to Thomas Olney, Sr. 1677 0845 
John Smith — son of John Smith, miller — letter of ad- 
ministration to Joseph Smith 1677 0844 
— — husband of Abigail order in r# (defec- 
tive) 1679-80 0870 
George Rickard — Daniel Abbott's query concerning 

rights in 1679-80 0803 

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Estate 

John Jones — petition to town for care of 1681 0SS7 

John Smith — executor's bond Sarah Smith, widow, et al 1682 0370 

William Carpenter, of Pawtuxet — inventory 1685 045S 
John Throckmorton — letter relating to claim of Caleb 

Carr#/a/ 1685 0466 

part of an inventory 1695 0577 



Thomas Hopkins — proof of will and inventory 1698 

Henry Brown inventory 1702-3 0006 
Joseph Aldrich — warrant for council meeting to prove 

will and provide for widow and children 1705 0090 

Martha Paine — widow — set off of dower 1719 0034 
Josiah Westcott — warrant for council meeting to grant 

administration and order inventory 1721 0714 

Benjamin Beers — payment from ordered by council 1721-2 0717 
receipt by William Turpin of proceeds from council 

clerk 1722-3 0780 
council's order of administration no date 01349 

Thomas Hearnden — inventory 1722 0710 

Arthur Fenner — petition for leave to sell real estate 1725-6 O8O8 

Andrew Harris — meeting of council called to consider 1726 0790 
Nathan Paine — warrant for meeting of council to 

consider 1726 07«0 
Jeremiah Richman — inventory 17320736 
Stephen Arnold — inventory 1736 0747 
Captain John Field — inventory 1738 0768 
Resolved Rhodes — inventory 1738 0767 
Roger Sheldon — letter of administration to Mercy Shel- 
don 1738 0760 
Joseph Jenckes — inventory 1740 0703 
Arnold Coddington — inventory 1742 0770 
Dr. Peter Mervel — account rendered 1742 0707 
William Randall — inventory 1742 0708 
Pardon Sheldon — inventory 1742 0700 
Nicholas Power — inventory 1744 0788 
Phebe Rhodes — letter of guardianship to John Potter 1746 0784 
Ruth Thornton — inventory 1746 0060 
Israel Arnold — citation to William Holden 1750 0063 
John Turpin — guardian appointed 1750 0814 
John Burton— summons to Benjamin Searle to give 

bond 1750 0066 

Simon Smith — inventory 1750 0816 
Benjamin Westcott, son of Stukeley — council called to 
consider his wife^s complaint that he is wasting 

property 1750 0807 
Joseph Brown, of Smithfield — receipt from Richard 

Brown, administrator, for distributive shares 1751 0829 

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Roger Kinnecut — petition of widow to council for leave 

to sell real estate to pay debts 1751 08M 

Peter Thatcher — warrant for council meeting to grant 

administration 175 1 08S4 

Benjamin Briggs — inventory 1752 0889 

Mercy Borden — warrant for council meeting to consider 1753 0971 

Gaius Davis — memorandum relating to inventory 1753 ^'^^ 

William Edmonds ~ warrant to warn council to appoint 

administrator 1753 0850 

summary of inventory 1753 0973 

Captain John Hopkins— Captain Rufus Hopkins ap- 
pointed administrator 1753 0853 

James Mathewson, minor son of Daniel — guardian dis- 
missed, new one appointed, appeal from decision 
refused 1753 0849 

Pftge — warrant warning council to appoint ad- 
ministratrix 1753 0979 

Abraham Borden, minor son of Joseph — Sarah Lanke 

appointed guardian 1754 O868 

Joseph Borden, minor son of Joseph — Sarah Lanke 

appointed guardian at his request 1754 ^^^^ 

Elizabeth Borden, minor daughter of Joseph — Sarah 

Lanke appointed guardian 1754 0863 

Zephaniah Peck and wife — warrant to bring them 
before council for examination regarding ability 
to care for property 1754 0979 

William Tillinghast — leave granted to sell real estate 

to pay debts 1754 

Capt Joseph Borden — warrant to summons Samuel 
Lancake and his wife Sarah, and her son Joseph 
Borden before council 1755 

Samuel Comstock — list of debts unpaid 1755 0980 

Sarah Crawford — petition for care of her estate 1755 0984 

Sarah Davis — memorandum of inventory 1755 0973 

William Hopkins — warrant warning council to settle 

accounts of administrator 1755 0989 

Simon Smith — warrant notifying Edward Allen, husband 

of widow, to give bond 1755 0981 

second warrant to bring Edward Allen before Council 1755 0985 

William Brown — notice to administratrix to render in- 
ventory 1756 0997 

notice to council to receive inventory by 

agreement of David Bowen and George Potter 1756 01004 

John Cunningham — warrant to warn council to grant 

administration 1756 01006 

James Fuller — inventory 175601007 

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Bstat€ 

Jacob Fuller — inventorjr (died in Earl of Loudoun's 

Expedition) no date 01057 

Edward Manton — warrant to call meeting of town coun- 
cil and executors 1756 
examination of executors before town council 1756 
executors questioned and their answers no date 01340 
William Brown — administratrix cited to render account 1757 oioio 
John Borden — depositions concerning supposed death 
summons to Joseph Thornton to answer 
order to notifjr administrator to account for 
Alexander Black ^ notification concerning probate of 
nuncupative will 
orQers regarding probate of will and inventory 
probate of will and appointment of administrator 
Henrj Carder supposed to be lost at sea — petition of 

wife to General Assemblj for relief 
Phenix Crawford — administrator offers to submit mat- 
ters in suit to arbitration and vote of town 
Hajrward Smith — inventory 
Mary Westrand — charge of embezzlement of — warrant 

to bring Samuel Chase #/ al. before council 
Caleb Arnold — vote to grant administration to Jon- 
athan Arnold 
Ebenezer Knight — vote to grant letters testamentary to 

executors 
James Olney — vote to grant administration to Elizabeth 

Olney 
Mary Spears — act of council assuming care of personal 
estate 
inventory 

receipt of administrator from custodian 
James Field of St. Albans ~ legacy to John Field 
Hopkins — examination of widow #/ aL 



1757 01018 
1757 01018 
1757 01090 

1767 01090 
1767 01081 

1767 01088 

1768 01080 

1770 01087 

1 77 1 01088 

1774 01040 

1775 01045 
1775 01045 
1775 01045 



1 8 10 01054 

1810 01054 

1810 01054 

no date 01108 

no date 01848 



Richard Pray and Mary his wife — testimony of John 

Whipple no date 01841 

S. Scranton — vote of council regarding inventory and 

charge of child no date 01349 

Richard Scott — account of his former estate no date 01800 

George Shepard — Roger Williams' request that the town 

settle his maintenance no date 01384 

Matthew Weston — agreement of town deputies with 

John Downing for care of his person and estate no date 01808 
see Wills 
£stray — petition to town to look after its income from tak- 
ing up horses 1681 0844 

beast — notice of taking up by Thomas Patey x68i 0350 



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Bstray 

town clerk*8 certificate of taking up grajr mare and colt 

by William Hearnden 1693 0571 

gray mare — notice of taking up by Thomas Arnold €t aL 1708 0675 
Gxcise — warrant issued to John Whipple to receive the 

whole 1687 0500 

instructions of town to deputies to procure repeal of law 1786 0915 

Falls-— Pawtucket — layout of land to Stukeley Westcott 1648 090 

layout of land to Ezekiel HoUiman 1648 090 

petition regarding Indian field 1682 0871 

Pawtuxet falls — suit for trespass on land on south side 

Field vs. Arnold — declaration 1649 osji 

Richard Chasmore's field on southside — Field vs. 

Arnold — answer 1650 084 

Harcourt's share of land near reserved 165 1 0189 

sale to William Carpenter by John Greene, Jr., of un- 
divided lands east of falls to the sea 1658 099 
deed of land one and one-half miles from falls — 

William Wickenden to Thomas Smith 1661 0181 

depositions regarding the corn mill near 1674 ^^^ 0815 0816 0819 

1675 0888 
petition for new layout of highway from parting of 
paths by John Hoyle*s house to falls 1749 0600 

Fence — regulations for common fence 1643 04 

John Greene's testimony concerning William Carpen- 
ter's fence being on Richard Harcourt*s land 1647 0138 
east field — Benjamin Hearnden to have 35 acres adjoin- 
ing 1651 048 
apprehended loss of estate on account of expense — 

protest of Anna Smith, widow no date 01183 

Governor Brenton's complaint about destruction of his 1668-9 0176 
petition that town regulate proportions of rail, stone 

wall, palisade, hedge, and log 1672 08II 

in the common — vote of town concerning 1677 0884 

about common fields of town — order of town 1678 0848 

near Cowpen^s Point across the common — John Steere's 

request for leave to keep with bars for town's use 1680 

petition of Thomas Harris #/ al, for order against 17 10 < 

John Dezter's request for leave to fence common land 

with his meadow to make straight line 1681 0855 

complaint against Abraham Man for fencing town's 

highway 1684 0413 

right to fence in common on Warner's plain granted for 

four years 1687 0508 

agreement of Samuel Winsor et al. 1698 06SS 

petition of Richard Phillips for common land as com- 
pensation for fencing highway through his land 1705 

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Fence 

Silvanus ScottU petition to change land to lessen expense 1706 0634 
petition of William Crawford et al. against cutting off 

access to common land at Mile End Cove 1711-12 0708 

petition of Nicholas Power et al. for leave to fence in 

highwaj at town end of the Neck for five years 1718-19 0711 
swine ordered kept within under penalty of forfeiture no date 01077 
town treasurer's report of expense no date 01067 

letter of Daniel Williams to town regarding fencing 

the general field no date 01 100 

request that town fields be sufllcieiitly fenced no date Olioo 

petition of John Field showing troubles arising from want 

of sufficient fencing and proposing remedy no date Oiwis 

argument by William Harris against fencing in the 

Neck no date OIIM 

request by Henry Brown for five-acre lot in case of fenc- 
ing in the Neck no date 0l»06 
report of committee of town in fovor, and of Roger 

Williams against, fencing in the Neck no date 01991 

Fence Viewers— upper, middle and lower fields 1678 oms 

Ferry — guard to keep small-pox from passing 1752 0884 

petition for license to keep tavern near no date 01346 

Fuller*8 ferry — bound of highway district 1754 ^"'^ 

Ferry at Narrow Passage — footway leading to highway 1668 017J8 
footway through Thomas Pat^y^s land to highway 1685 0458 

Prison lane leads to ferry — bound of highway district 1752 0066 
upper or Boston ferry — bound of highway district 1754 ^''^ 

Jail lane to ferry — bound of highway district 1758 0678 

1766 0680 
Ferry at Weybosset bridge — overseers to have exclu- 
sive rights when bridge is down or unpassable X74i*2 0766 
Field — Assapumset — devise of land 1755* 0963 

Common field — order of town regarding fence 1678 0848 

General field — letter from Daniel Williams to town con- 
cerning one on west side of salt water no date Olioo 
town estate of Edward Manton no date 01178 01840 
town estate of Shadrach Manton no date 01178 0I888 
land of William Pray no date 01886 
Mashapaug field — near Pawtuxet — in line between 

Providence common and Pawtuxet Purchase 1640 08 

marked tree near — bound between Providence and 

Pawtuxet 1640 0984 1668 0633 

New fields — death of Squaw Margaret in river to the east 1682 0368 
request of John Ballou for common land in exchange 

for land near new field " 1685 0447 

land returned as part of Daniel Williams* rateable 
esUte 1686-7 0580 

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N€w Fields 

Sam, an Indian, found traces of Thomas Patey 
highway north of, leading to saltwater 
Pawtucket field — river and field of Pawtucket bound in 
deed to Roger Williams 
petition of Benedict Arnold et al. for bounding 
northern line of proposed fence in the Neck 
Sutamachut field — an Indian field on Sutamachut hill 
Suckuscircutt old field — request to change land 
Town field — petition of John Whipple regarding fences 
petition of Daniel Abbott regarding highway 
in the Neck separated by highway from land of 

Thomas Patey 
highway from town field through Thomas Patey's land 
request of Thomas Harris that fields be fenced 
one lot part of rateable estate of Shadrach Manton 



1695 0574 
1752 



1639 0931 

1682 0371 

no date 01991 

1667 0166 

1684 0484 
1673 OSll 
168 I 08S4 

1685 0465 
1688 05S3 

no date 01190 
no date 01141 

two lots part of rateable estate of Edward Manton no date 01141 

Wionkhiege field — land near laid out to Roger Williams 1667 0166 
Fine for non-appearance of member of town council — 

Jonathan Olney 1757 01097 

Fire — rules and regulations to be observed 1771 01039 

alarm — mode of giving notice of place 1771 01039 

buckets — rules for their use 1771 01039 

candles — rules for displaying 1771 01039 

clothes — rules for putting on 1771 01039 
company to pull down buildings — organization and 

duties 1 77 1 01039 
company for removing goods — organization and duties 1771 01039 
domineering by presidents, firewards, and others, for- 
bidden 177 I 01039 
duties of engine men 1771 01039 
hooks, ladders, ropes, etc. — rules for care and custody 1771 01039 
presidents and officers to appear calm 1771 01039 
silence to be kept 1771 01039 
combustible stuff ordered out of streets no date 01356 
FishinsT — committee to bound land at Pawtucket 1678 0247 
petition against strange Indians having liberty 1683 0396 
Indians forbidden liberty in township 16S3 0397 
Footway — from Providence to Pawtuxet 1647 0138 
across Thomas Patey's land towards ferry 1668 017S 
through Thomas Patey's land to town common 1685 0459 
petition to remedy blockade 1736 0749 
see Path 
Ford — ancient fordway leading to western plains 1684 0433 
wading place in Pawtucket river, called the weir 1731 01055 
Chalkstone wading place on Woonasquatucket river — 

petition regarding bridge 1735'^ ^^ 

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Ford 

five*acre wading place on Woonaequatucket — petition 

concerning cart bridge 1735-6 0746 

£phraim*8 wading place on Pocasset river — bound of 

highway district 1752 

wading place over brook bj Assapumset field — devise of 

land 1755 

ForsTO of Joseph Jenckes 1688 0596 no date 01103 

Fox — petitionthattownoffer bounty for killing red and gray 1734 0781 
Freemen — contribution to town stock required on ad- 
mission 1640 02 
lists 1655-1658-1666-1669 007 1754 0975 1787 0017 
acts of General Assembly admitting freemen of Provi- 
dence 1666 0159 
list of persons propounded 1693 0569 1753 0967 no date 0135S 
officers chosen to value estates of those disputed 1754 0975 
list of proxy voters for General Officers and Delegates to 

Congress 1789 0918 

list of names no date 01154 

see Inhabitant 
Freetown in New Plymouth — testimony regarding 

Thomas Terry of 1684 0430 

Gangway — vote of Purchasers and Proprietors regarding 

plat 1746 0968 

committee appointed by council to lay out 177 1 01045 

Garrison at Providence— letter from Walter Clarke 1676 02»8 

Garrison House— Stephen Arnold's — how William 

Arnold was persuaded to take refuge 1678 o«68 

petition of Roger Williams to fortify several no date 01184 

GateSy G^n« — address to concerning depredations of 

troops, and vote of the town 1779 0900 

Ganger of Casks — list of those elected June 3 1754 0975 

General Assembly — right of appeal to declared no date 01328 

provision for Court of Election in Providence no date 01338 

at Portsmouth — instructions to town's Commissioners 1647 09 

record of proceedings at Providence 1648 018 

Nicholas Easton, moderator 1648 013 

elections and orders of made in Warwick 165 1 053 

protest of Warwick against assembly of two towns in 

Providence 1653 <^^ 

proclamation to raise £200 for agent in England 1661 0152 

petition for special session by Warwick to Gov. Brenton 1668 0169 
letter enclosing orders — John Bamford to Roger 

Williams no date 01187 

clerk to General Assembly, see Clerk 
General Assembly — Commissioners 

Gregory Dexter 1647 ^ 1653 ^•^ 

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General Assembly — Commissioners 

Mr. Field 1647 09 

John Greene 1647 09 

John Lippitt 1647 09 

Thomas Olney 1647 09 

John Smith 1647 09 

Richard Waterman 1647 09 

William Wickenden 1647 09 1653 <>^ 

Robert Williams 1647 09 

Roger Williams 1647 09 1654 <^^ 

Thomas Angell 1653 ^^^ 

James Ashton 1653 080 

Arthur Fenner 1653 080 

John Sayles 1653 080 

Oencral Assembly — ** Committee to continue " 

see Representative Court 
Oeneral Assembly— House of Deputies— due bill in 

payment to a Providence deputy for attendance 1669 0177 

bill of John Whipple, Jr., against town for services as 

deputy 1672 09l» 

Message from House of Deputies to House of Magis- 
trates regarding petition of Arthur Fenner et al, 1696 0580 
action on report of committee for dividing Providence 173 1 01055 
action on petition to set off a town of Pawtuxet 1750 0818 
action in relation to estate of Henry Carder 1768 01035 
agreement of Providence deputies with House to influ- 
ence the town to pay overdue and unjust taxes 1778 0905 
town's instructions to deputies regarding superfluous 

offices in the State 1780 0911 

regarding excise law 1786 0915 

letter of Recorder Weston Clarke — taxes overdue from 

towns no date 01369 

letter from House of Deputies to House of Magistrates 

— tax legislation no date 01S43 

protest against choice of deputies by surprise and a pub- 
lic cheat no date 01113 
protest against choice of those not likely to appear no date 0iiM>9 
General Assembly — House of Deputies — Members 
from Providence 
Thomas Burden 1670 0186 
Thomas Harris, Sr. 1670 0186 
Shadrach Manton 1670 0I86 
John Sayles 1670 0186 
Stephen Arnold, Sr. 1676 0931 1677 0834 
William Carpenter, Sr. 1676 0331 
Andrew Harris 1676 0934 
Edward Inman 1676 0S34 1678 0247 

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General Assembly — House of Deputies — Members from Providence 



Epenetus Olney 








1676 0984 


Thomas Olney, Jr 






1676 0981 


1677 0984 


John Sajles, Sr. 








1676 0984 


Edward Smith 








1676 0981 


William Hopkins 








1677 0984 


John Whipple 








1677 0984 


Thomas Arnold 




1678 0241 


1683 0307 


1691 0548 


Samuel Bennett 








1678 0947 


William Hawkins, Jr. 








1678 0947 


Alexander Bakom 








1683 0397 


Thomas Field 






1683 0897 


1692 0561 


James Blackmar 








1691 0648 


Benjamin Carpenter 








1691 0648 


Thomas Fenner 








1691 0548 


Thomas Harris 








1691 0548 


Joseph Jenckes, Jr. 








1691 0648 


Samuel Whipple 








169I 0648 


Gideon Crawford 








1692 0561 


Capt. Arthur Fenner 








1692 0561 


Thomas Olnejr 








1692 0561 


Capt. WillUm Hopkins 








1693 o««* 


Eleazer Whipple 








1693 0664 


Samuel Wilkinson 








1693 0664 


Joseph Williams 








1693 0664 


Charles Keene 








1776 0915 


John Jenckes 








1776 0915 


Thomas Truman 








1776 0916 


Welcome Arnold 






1778 0005 


1780 01049 


John Brown 






1778 0005 1788 0916 


Theodore Foster 








1778 0905 


Thomas Greene 








1778 0905 


David Howell 








1780 01049 


Benoni Pearce 








1780 01049 


Darius Sessions 








1780 01049 


Oeneral Assembly — House 


of 


Deputies — 


records of 




town meetings for election of 


members 


1670 0186 


1671 0199 


1671-2 0900 1676 0931 0984 


1677 0984 


1678 0947 


1682-3 0897 


General Assembly— House 


of 


Magistrates 


— letter to 




House of Deputies — non-collection of taxes 


1696 0579 


answer to House of Deputies • 


— petition of Artliur Fen- 




ner et al 








1696 0580 


action on report of committee 


to 


divide town of Provi- 




dence 








I 73 I 01066 


action on petition to set off a 


town of Pawtuxet 


1750 0818 


action on petition sn re — estate of Henry Carder 


1768 01086 



message from House of Deputies regarding rate 

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General Assembly 

request to House of Deputies to enforce its decisions no date 01873 
see Clerk^ Secretary^ Recorder General 
General Assembly — notice to town to prepare for 1672 osio 

notice to town to prepare for at Newport 1650 036 1663 0181 0145 
1664 0146 0100 1665 0155 1665-6 0158 1667 0164 1670 0183 
0184 1671 0190 0S09 0906 1671-2 0900 1674 0917 1676 0S29 
0930 1677 0956 1679 0973 0983 1679-80 0988 0905 1682-3 
0399 1683-4 ^^^ 1684-5 0446 1689-90 0536 169O-91 0539 
1691 0549 1691-2 0541 1703 0607 1706 0635 0636 1706-7 0643 
1710 0687 

notice to town to prepare for at Portsmouth 1653 081 1660 0106 
1661 0118 1663 0141 1739 0769 

notice to town to prepare for at Providence 1653 ^^ '^3 ^^^^ 
1685 0456 1708 0660 1752 0964 

notice to town to prepare for at Warwick 1649 093 1652 063 

x66o 0109 1662 0195 0130 1670 0180 1683 0405 

General Council — notice of orders to town 1663 0139 

order regarding proclamation — Bacon's Rebellion 1676-7 0946 

copy of acta of missing when records were recovered 1677 0954 

names of those who voted for members of 1679 <^^^^ 

member — John Coggeshall takes acknowledgement of 

deed signed by John Throckmorton 1687 0916 

Oeneral Court, see General Assembly 

General Election or Court of Election, see Gen- 
eral Assembly 

General Recorder, see Recorder 

General Solicitor — Edmund Calverly signs proceedings 

against Samuel Winsor for contempt no date 01168 

General Treasurer — see Treasurer 

General Treasury — assignment of amount due from 

the same — Eleazer Whipple to Stephen Sabeere 1682 0374 

Goal, see Lot 

Goat-viewers to see to killing no date 01338 

Goats — Roger Williams requests payment in goats for ser- 
vices in obtaining first charter 1650 043 
order against being on common without keeper no date 01190 

Government — Home — instructions to Commissioners 

concerning powers claimed by town 1647 09 

Governor Andros, see Andros 

Governor — Robert Earl of Warwick, as Governor^in- 
Chief and Lord High Admiral of the islands and 
plantations on the coasts of America, issues first 
charter 1643 ®' 

Governor of Colony — William Brenton — petition from 

Warwick for special session of General Assembly 1668 0169 

Brenton's letter to Providence, counseling peace 1668 0173 

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Governor of Colony 

petiiion of town of Providence regarding acts of 

William Harri* et al 1668 0174 

resignation of office 1668-9 ^^''^ 

Benedict Arnold calls session of General Assembly 167 1-3 MOO 

Walter Clarke — one of committee on proposed surrender 

of charter, quo warranto proceedings report 1686 0481 

Samuel Cranston — issues warrant for special session 

General Assembly 1703 0607 

warrant for special session General Assembly 1706 0685 

citation to Joseph Williams €t al to appear before 

General Assembly in re Westconnaug matter 1707 0647 

John Wanton — orders special session General Assembly 1739 076» 

Governor of Colony — Deputy John Greene — letter to 

Thomas Olney regarding north bound of Colony 1695 0573 

commission to Thomas Olney et al — north bound 1695 0578 

signs writ of injunction — Westcott vs, Lockwood 1698 0509 

Walter Clarke — citation to Joseph Williams et al — 

Westconnaug matter 1707 0647 

Joseph Jenckes issues warrant to arrest and imprison 

Jonathan Browne 17 19 0719 

Jabez Bowen signs agreement to influence town to pay 

overdue and unjust taxes 1778 0005 

Governor of Massachusetts— John Endicott— takes 

acknowledgement of deed — Parker to Carpenter 1650 0136 

threat of Deputy Governor Dudley against Providence 1651 050 

Grants of land by Indian Sachems — Canon icus 

and Miantonomi to Roger Williams 1639 00»l 

confirmation and extension by Miantonomi 1639 095)1 

Ossamequin to William Arnold 1645 000 

Aiaquaonitt and Caujaniquant to town 1659 0085 

testimony of William Arnold regarding truth of copy 1660 095)1 

testimony regarding execution 1662 OOM 

testimony of Caujaniquant regarding receipt of consider- 
ation 1664 0925 
wrapper over copy of deed — Canonicus and Miantonomi 
to Roger Williams 
Grants of leave to exchan^re land for common 
land 
town to George Sheppard 
Jonathan Browne 
Thomas Olney, Sr. — land purchased from Mr. 

Williams 
Thomas Roberts 

Jeremiah Rhodes — he paying change money 
Daniel Abbott — having paid change money 
John Brown 

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0920 


1648 oil 


1670 


0181 


1670 0181 


1670 


0181 


1681 


0841 


1682-3 


0397 


1682-3 


0887 



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Grants of leave to exchange land for common land 

Joseph Hearnden — he paying change money 1683-3 0887 
John Sheldon — land laid out to William Fenner, 

deceased 1683-3 0887 

William Randall 1691 0843 

Edward Smith 1691 0548 

William Smith 1691 0643 

Greenwioh— writ to arrest Samuel Bennett, Sr. 1684 0488 

duplicate oi writ 1684 0480 

Guardian, see Estate 

Hanover Street, see Highway 

Hayward— Daniel Abbott chosen 1676 0884 
Herald-at-Arms — William Dyer in place of herald to 

take royal possession of a gold mine 1648 018 

Hisrliway — near Dexter's bridge — protest 1663 0135 
Resolved Waterman's request for compensation for salt 

meadow 1670 0179 
Thomas Olney given right to use part of 1678 0848 
near dwelling of Thomas Harris, Jr. — question of main- 
tenance by town raised by George Way 1679 ^"'^ 
in Providence Neck, back of old town field, running east 

to the common — petition for relay 1681 0384 

passing farm, of Thomas Walling — vote of town 1681 0833 

to the Narraqueseach — vote for layout 1683 0387 
complaint that highway into the country is cut off by 

Eleazer Whipple — referred to next meeting 1683 0309 

petition for highway through Wise's farm into the country 1684 0487 
request that town take action respecting Abraham Man's 

fencing 1684 0413 

request to town to exchange land cut off 1685 0449 
petition for highway to obtain access to land of John 

Brown, Jr. 1685 0461 
petition for highway northward between Lawrence Wilk- 
inson's swamp and Roger Williams' six-acre lot 1686 0483 
request of Valentine Whitman for leave to drive cattle in 

common road 1691 0544 

'*from our dwelling places to our meadows" — request 1691-3 0558 

plat of highway through lands of Daniel Williams et al 1693 0559 
petition for damages for loss of land and expense of 

fencing sides of highway at Mashapaug 1705 0688 

protest against laying out when unnecessary 1708-9 0678 
to Chapoymiscok — request to order layout 1710-11 0698 
debt of town for services in laying out 1716-17 0709 
petition for leave to fence at town end of Neck 1718-19 0711 

plat showing highway through John Paine's land 1719 0984 
petition for highway from John Dexter's land to public 

road 1719-30 0718 



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Highvjay 

order for layout through Inman's Purchase 1721-2 0715 

warrant for layout from town to James Angeirs and up 

into the country as far as there may be occasion i7H*5 ^^ 

warrant for special town meeting to provide money for 

expenses of suits arising from layout 1736 0751 

from Stephen Thornton's to Richard Waterman's — pro- 
test against mode of layout 1737 0754 

petition for new layout over Chalkstone hill 1747 0786 

through lands of Pawtuzet Purchasers — vote of Pur- 
chasers concerning 1747 0787 

petition for new layout from ** the parting of the paths" 

to Pawtuxet falls 1749 0800 

across Elisha Baker's form — petition for increase of 

damages 1751 0687 

new layout from Weybosset bridge to Voluntown 1752 0842 0843 0844 

over Burrows* bridge — petition for old instead of new 

way 1753 <»*5 

on west side of John Smith's land — ordered changed 1754 ^''^ 

through estate of William Tillinghast — accepted 1754 0850 

vote of town regarding deed of highway lately ex- 
changed 1754 086S 

petition for highway from Edward Tripp's house to Wan- 

skuck highway 1760 0670 

memorandum of conveyance to town of land from 

Snow lane to School street by Rev. Joseph Snow 1775 01045 

from Court House eastward — committee appointed to 

lay out 1775 01045 

town treasurer's report of expenses no date 01067 

letter of Joseph Williams concerning highways in dis- 
pute no date 01072 

petition to town for settling highway through the 

Neck no date oiiS2 

letter of Thomas Olney, Assistant, to Deputies of Provi- 
dence no date 01157 

request of John Hearnden «/ a/, for statement of high- 
way from their places into town no date 01215 

warrant in rt — highway on plain near house of Obadiah 

Brown no date 01866 

wardens to sequestrate combustible stuff for benefit of 

town if left on street more than twenty-four hours no date 01856 
see Footway 
Gangway 

Highway — Inter- Colonial 
Highway aroand Fox Hill— action of Proprietors 1746 0068 

0783 1747 0785 
plat of 1806 01052 



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Highway — Inter*Colonial— north to Maseachusetu — 

letter from town to Rehoboth 1684 048S 
Highway — Inte]>Colonial — west to Connecdcut — 

return of layout in part 1709-10 oe84 

summons to surveyor to appear before Court of Mag- 
istrates in re not keeping road mended 1709-10 0686 

Woodstock, Mashamoquet, and Killingljr make request 17 10 0693 

petition to town for layout 17 10 06M 
report of committee on bill for making layout 1710-11 0701 
layout from Weybosset bridge to Voluntown 1752 0649 0843 0844 
petition to lay out from Waterman's mill dam to Kill- 

ingly road 1754 O868 

Waterman*s dam to Killingly road — writ to landowners 1754 O86O 
Joseph Williams' opinion in regard to divers roads laid 

out to Plainfield, and in dispute no date 01079 
layout no date 01177 
Highway — near Seven Mile line — petition for — called 

*• Inter-town highway " 1748 0791 

through Providence to Smithfield — petition for 1754 0856 
from road near Jonathan Whipple's to Smithfield line — 

petition for 1754 O86I 
Highway to lianding place at Pawtucket— land 

laid out 1678 0947 

vote of town council regarding layout 1752 O886 

report of layout 1752 0680 

summons to appear before town council in re 1754 0654 

petition to town council for layout 1754 0655 

committee appointed to lay out 1754 
certificate of agreement regarding division of land 

damages 1755 

Highway — Lane — Jail — bound of highway district 1754 0078 

1758 0678 1766 0680 

Power's lane — bound of highway district 1751 0069 1752 

1754 W7« 

Prison (sometimes called Jail lane) bound of highway 

district ' 1753 

that belonged to Charles Smith on the Mill plain — 

bound of highway district 1752 0086 

Snow lane — notice of deed of land 1775 01045 

Highway at liOaisquisset— committee to lay out ap- 
pointed 1682-3 0888 

request that it pass land of Ephraim Pray and John 

Wilkinson 1683 0301 

Highway through Mashantatuck— petition for lay- 
out 1748 0707 1748-9 0700 

notice to all concerned of past action of proprietors of 

Mashantatuck 1749 < 

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Highway through Mashantatuch 

petitions to town council for 1749 0004 1750 < 

Highway to Obserration Meadow — petition to town 1670 oim 
committee appointed to debate with Tliomat Walling 1670 DISS 

report of committee to debate with Thomat Walling 1670-71 0197 
request to town that it pass through land of Thomas 

Walling 1671 0»05 

vote of town 1681 OSSS 

Highway — Streets — proceedings of town council regard- 
ing cross street next Church of England 1755 0065 
petition of the church wardens for no date 01117 
Hanover street — report of committee on pavement and 

notice of council meeting 1790 Oiosi 

New street — bound of highway district 1754 0078 1766 

warrant regarding new layout I755 

petition regarding cross street to old town street no date 01117 
School street— notice of deed of land for highway 1775 010A5 

Town street — offer to make and maintain from Nicholas 

Powers' warehouse lot to Providence Williams* lot 1708 0671 
where town meetings are held — reason for dividing 

town 1730 07W 

sewerage system by owners of estates i735'3^ ^^ 

petition against incumbering 1736 0740 

petition for leave to dig well and set up public pump 

near John Angell*s nail shop 1756 0760 

vote of Proprietors regarding encroachments upon 

their land 1746 0968 

vote of Proprietors regarding plat of warehouse lots 

and gangways on west side of Town street 1746 0968 

devise of land opposite homestead of Joseph Turpin 1750 0617 

bound of highway district 1754 0978 

petition for a town vote regarding lottery for paving 1758 01094 

vote of town in favor of lottery 1758 01094 

Highway— Surveyor — lisU with districts 1752 0966 1754 0078 

1757 0878 1758 0677 0678 1759 0878 1766 0680 

provisions of law no date 01888 

notice to town deputies of disregard of law no date 01167 

Richard Waterman 1648 Oil 

William Wickenden 1648 oil 

Thomas Arnold 1687 0B09 

John Wilkinson 1687 0B09 

Joseph Hearnden (way warden) 1691 0648 

Samuel Whipple (way warden) 1691 0648 

Daniel Abbott summoi^ed before Court of Magistrates to 

show why highway is not mended 1709-10 0686 

William Ashton i75ijo969 1752 0968 

John Jenckes 1751 

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Highway — Surveyor — lists with districts 

Benjamin Belknap 1752 0966 1754 0075 1757 0878 1758 0677 0678 

Joseph Brown 1752 0066 1759 0878 

Richard Coman 1752 0966 1754 ^^^ 

John Comstock 1752 0966 1754 0075 0078 1757 0878 

1758 0877 1759 0878 

Joseph Fisk 1752 0066 1754 ^^^ 

Capt. Christopher Lippitt 1752 0966 

Thomas Olney 1752 0066 1759 0878 

John Potter, Jr. 1752 0086 

Henrj Randall 1752 

William Stone 1752 

Josiah Thornton 1752 0966 1754 0078 

John Warner 1752 

Jonathan Whipple 1752 

William Whipple 1752 

Jacob Whitman 1752 

Jeremiah Williams 1752 
Daniel Abbott 1754 0075 0078 1757 0878 1758 0877 0878 1759 0878 

Oliver Angell 1754 0075 0078 1757 0678 1758 0677 0678 1759 0878 

Obadiah Brown 1754 ^'^^ 

William Clark 1754 ^'^^ ^^^ ^75^ ^^'7'' <^'7^ i759 0878 

Nathaniel Day 1754 0075 1757 0878 1759 0878 

Peleg Dexter 1754 0078 1757 W« 

Zachariah Eddy 1754 0075 1757 0878 

Thomas Field 1754 0075 

Amos Hopkins 1754 0075 

George Law 1754 0075 0078 1757 0678 1758 0877 0878 1759 0678 

Daniel Olney 1754 0078 

Grindall Rawson 1754 0078 

Gilbert Seamans (or Simmons) 1754 0078 

Daniel Smith 1754 0075 1759 0878 

Edward Smith 1754 0075 1757 0878 1758 0877 0678 

Joseph Smith 1754 0078 

Jonathan Stone 1754 0075 1757 0878 

James Thurber 1754 0075 1757 0678 

Amos Whipple 1754 0075 

Robert Williams 1754 0075 0078 

Luther Hawkins 1757 0878 

Anthony Olney 1757 0878 

Edward Thurber 1757 0678 1758 0877 0878 

John Waterman 1757 0678 1758 0877 0878 

John Waterman, son of Joseph 1758 0877 0878 

Amos Westcott 1757 0678 

Daniel Williams 1757 0678 1758 0877 0678 

Jonathan Allen 1758 0877 0878 



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Highway — Surveyor — Htts with districts 

Phineat Brown 1758 0S77 0878 1759 0878 

David Burr 1758 0877 0878 1759 0878 

Valentine Eatterbrooks 1758 0877 0878 

Rufus Hawkins 1758 0877 0878 

John Thornton 1758 0877 0878 

Daniel Whipple 1758 0877 0878 

Nedabiah Angell 1759 0878 

Eleazer Greene 1759 ^^^^ 

John Hoyle 1759 0878 

Joseph Olney 1759 0878 
Highways to the Water Side — request that the 

town provide 1681 0854 
petition to reserve ways for creatures passing over the 

river at Wejbosset '703'4 ' 
agreement between town and John Whipple 1703-4 • 
over Providence river by the stampers, near Mr. Belk- 
nap's tanjard 1747 0088 
from town street to the river, bj the jail lot — grant 1752 0088 
see Gangway 

SwimmingPlact 

Hill — north from John Steere — layout of land 1667 0167 
on western part of John Scott's planting field, crossed 

bj inter-colonial highway 1684 04S8 
of pine trees — petition that timber lie common for use 

of town 1685 0467 
above Joseph Snow's house — petition to locate school 

house thereon 1751 0891 
on eastern side of Bennett's brook — bound of highway 

district 1752 0066 
east of Benefit street — highway layout from the Court 

House eastward 1775 01045 

Bennett's hill — bound of highway district 1754 0078 

Camp hill —bound of highway district 1754 0078 

Chalkstone hill — petition for new layout of highway over 1747 0786 

Chestnut hill — bound of highway district 1752 0066 

Pox hill — initial point of measurement in Indian grants 1659 0085 

committee to set bound of Colony 20 miles westward 1660 0655 

point whence to measure west to Seven Mile line 1682 

referred to in Stephen Arnold's protest 1686-7 

body of Thomas Patey found floating off 1695 0574 

initial point for locating Seven Mile line 1707 0648 

mentioned by Daniel Abbott in re Pawtuzet line 1708 0670 

report of commissioners on Pawtuzet boundary 17x0-11 0706 

vote of Purchasers and Proprietors concerning meer 

bank 1746 < 



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-^«7/— Fox 

plat of road leading from main street around 1806 01059 

initial point of measuring westward extent of Colony 

no date 01978 
Great hill in Mashantatuck — certificate of John Burton 

regarding highwajr thither 1749 

Hurtleberry hill — prayer that land around it be made 

perpetual common 1685 

L^rrinces hill — petition to set school house thereon 1751 08»l 

mentioned on plat of Robert Williams' lot no date 01147 

Neutaconkanut hill — a bound in the Sachems deed to 

Roger Williams 1639 OOtll 

summons to highway surveyor regarding repairs on 
highway on west side of 1709-10 < 

Pine hill — on Woonasquatucket river — point in bound 

of highway district 1752 

Sakeserut hill — devise of land by Edward Manton near 1755 0083 
Snake hill — request for layout of highway to Wood- 
^ stock over 17 10 0003 

deed of land on southwest side — Place to Steere 17 14 0707 

Sockanosset hill — action for timber cut on west side — 

Harris vs, Clarke 1719 0770 

Sutamachut hill — layout of land of Thomas Harris 1667 01O6 

land east of Neutaconkanut river laid out to William 

Harris 1667 0107 

land laid out to Roger Williams 1667 0»00 

John Sayles' request for leave to exchange land given 

him by his grandfather, Roger Williams 1680 0814 

Weybosset hill — proposed bridge from town side of 

salt water 1704 ooio 

vote of Proprietors regarding sale of water lots at 

north end 1746 0008 

land on gravelly shore at south end granted to Gideon 
' Comstock by Proprietors 1752 0000 

Woonsocket hill — Benjamin Harding's inquiry whether 

land is common 1680 OSftl 

Richard Arnold's request for land near 1682 0376 

bound of land granted Richard Arnold and Samuel 

Comstock 1707 0045 

BUngham — order of King Charles regarding John Towers 1679 OS77 

HoUow — great meadow near Henry Eustance's dwelling 

house — petition to change land 1710 OOOO 

debt of town for road to great meadow from great pond 1716 0700 
at Davis' house, near Pawtucket falls 1752 0830 

Home liOt, see Loi 
Horses — destroy com — petition against their running 

at large no date oiMMl 

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House of DepatieSy see General Assembly 
House of MasriBtrates, see General Assembly 

Hnbabin pursuit — provisions of Combination 1640 OH 

Hue and Cry — provisions of Combination 1640 M 

provisions of Bulk of Laws no date 01SS4 

granted for apprehension of Nanheggin no date 01149 

Nanheggin brought before Court 1649 OM 

Hunting — petition to town against granting privilege to 

Indian strangers 1683 0896 

right forbidden to Indian strangers 1683 0807 

see Fishing 
Indian — town treasurer's report of monej paid to chiefs 

for lands at Neutaconltanut 1652 077 

town treasurer's report of monej paid on account of 

Nanheggin and Wesuontup 1652 077 

guide to attend committee to set west bound of Plan- 
tations 1660 0655 
memorandum of wages due on account of no date 01119 
ordered sent or removed from town no date 01398 
payment to Tom — Mr. Crawford's partner 1688 0597 
query of Privy Council of England regarding the rela- 
tions of Colony with natives no date 01104 
see Coroner 

Council of War 
Fishing 
Grant of Land 
Hunting 

Legal Proceedings 
Records 
War 

Williams, Roger 
Inhabitant — admission must be by town not by disposers 1640 09 
must subscribe to the Combination 1640 09 

order of town to improve grants of land or forfeit them 1643 04 

request that town vest authority in council regarding 

newcomers 168 1 0357 

townsmen not to receive into their houses without giv- 
ing bond to secure town no date 01185 
Inhabitant— Grant of right to Gideon Crawford 1687 0509 
to Robert Davis 1691 0548 
Inhabitant — Indemnity bond to the town for receiving 

Thomas Angell for Hope, a mulatto woman, et al. 1708 0O8I 

Charles Dyer for Simon Orn and family 1713 

Nathaniel Brown for Mary Birgo 17 13-14 < 

Samuel Kilton for John Shaw 1733-4 0986 

Jabez Bowen and Jeremiah Hopkins for Jonathan Wade 

and family 1726 0087 

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Inhabitant — indemnity bond to tlie town for receiving 

Daniel Abbott for William Cooper 

Elisha Baker for Thomas Earle 

Josiah Owen for Thankful Fisher 

William Page for Matthew Ellis 

John Colvin for Jeremiah Spooner 

John Brown for Felix, a negro, and family 
Inhabitant — Petition to town for admission as 

George Way 

Thomas Waters 

Robert Colwell 

Thomas Baker 

Joseph Washburn 

Gideon Crawford 

William Ashley 

Robert Westgate 

Henry Stacey (temporarily) 

John Kelly 

John Mitchell 

William Paosheon 
Inhabitant — Settlement of Brice Eckles —his testimony 

and the opinion of J. Aplin thereon 
Inman Purchase — letter from Edward Inman to town 
regarding bounds 

committee appointed to debate with Inman et al and 
settle bounds 

deed of land between Inman Purchase and Pawtucket 
river 

highway ordered laid out through 
Insane — Mrs. Weston — request of Roger Williams that 
town care for her 

Daniel Brown — deposition of Robert Colwell 

Simeon Smith — warrant for town council meeting to 
consider 
Interpreter —of Indian language in town court of trials — 
Christopher Hawxhurst 

evidence of Caujaniquant taken by sworn interpreter 
Invasion — King Charles II interested for the Colony's 
protection 

General Assembly called in special session to repel 
Inventory, see Estate 
Iron Works in Providence — Roger Williams* interest 

letter of Joseph Jenckes regarding rebuilding 

on Moshassuck river — devise of interest 
see Forge 
Island — rams to be removed from town thither 

session of Legislature at (Rhode Island) 



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Island 

Aquidneck — independent power* of self government to 

towns no date 01096 

motion to treat with (Portsmouth and Newport) for 

reunion 1652 067 

little island mentioned in return of rateable estate no date 01141 

little island opposite town general field — rateable es- 

Ute no date 01179 

small marsh J island — return of rateable estate no date OISM 

Island T0WIIS9 see Newport and Portsmouth 
Jail — His Majesty's at Newport — mittimus to commit 

Jonathan Brown of Providence 
Jail liane, see Highway 
James II9 see King 
JuroiH — Grand — General Court of Trials 

Andrew Harris 

John Sayles 

Stephen Arnold 

Samuel Bennett 

Joseph Williams 

Edward Inman, Sr. 

John Sajles, Sr. 

Daniel Abbott 

Thomas Harris, Jr. 

John Thornton 

Thomas Olney 

John Whipple 

Thomas Arnold 

Benjamin Whipple 
Jurors — Petit— General Court of Trials 

John Whipple, Sr. 

John Whipple, Jr. 

Richard Arnold 

William Asten 

William Austen 

John Lapham 

WillUm Austin 

Samuel Bennett 

John Inman 

John Steere 

Eleazer Arnold 

Thomas Patej 

Thomas Field 

Nathaniel Waterman 

James Ballou 



Nathan Mowrj 
Thomas Fenner 



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Jurors — Petit — General Court of Trials 

John Thornton 1692 0561 

Joshua Burlingame in place of Arthur Fenner, Jr. 1752 0839 

prote8tagain6telection**by8urpri6eandapubliC\:heat^' no date oilis 

Jurors — Supreme Court of Assize — Grand — Edward 

Thurber, Jr. 1768 01036 

Petit — Solomon Owen 1768 01036 

Justice of the Peace— John Brown 1665-6 016S 

William Carpenter 1665-6 0158 

Arthur Fenner 1665-6 0158 

William Harris 1667 0164 

Samuel Gorton 1697-8 0584 0586 0587 

Randall Holden 1698 0501 no date 01869 

Thomas Fenner 1704 0617 0618 0690 1707 0647 

Richard Waterman 1709-10 0686 1713 0039 1714 0707 1725 0795 

1725-6 0860 1726 0796 1734 <^^*^ 173^ ^M 1741 <^^ 1743 

O046 1743 0771 0774 0775 1750 0816 1751 0890 0893 1752 

0840 0841 0846 

Richard Browne 1713 0706 1720-21 0035 1724-5 0794 1727 0797 

1729 0731 
William Crawford ' i7i3-»4 0833 

John Burton 1720-21 0035 

Jonathan Sprague 1720-21 0035 

Richard Warner 1720-21 0035 

Richard Fenner 1736 0755 

Richard Thornton ^ 1736 0755 

George Brown 1741 0764 1742 O046 1743 0773 

Joseph Stafford 1743 0779 

Zuriel Waterman 1747 0700 

Daniel Jenckes 1751 



George Taylor 1752 0840 1754 0857 

Joseph Snow 1752 0845 1758 01095 

Edward Sheldon 1754 0858 

James Angell 1758 01095 

Theodore Foster 1777 O888 O88O 0890 0891 0899 0803 0894 0895 0806 

0807 0808 0809 
proceedings against Samuel Winsor for contempt no date 01168 

request of Robert Williams for instructions from town 

regarding powers and proceedings no date 01150 

Justice of Peace — under Andros' administration 

Arthur Fenner 1687 0501 0503 0513 

Randall Holden 1687 0513 0515 

Francis Brinley 1688 0591 

Richard Smith 1688 0591 

Ketch — used as messenger boat in King Philip's War 1676 0998 

Keys — request for leave to exchange land on brook that 

runneth from the keys 9682 0366 

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Keys 

request for common land near 1683 0406 

petition for highway no date 01S15 

Killingly — request for road from Providence 1710 0603 

division of land of Gideon Crawford at the little river 

in said town 17 15-16 0708 
Kiilins^SWOrth — paper concerning highway 17 10 0604 
King Charles II. — notice of his accession to be consid- 
ered by Court of Commissioners 1660 oioe 
his wishes in regard to Colony as expressed by Commis- 
sioners 1664 0147 
proclamation of concerning Bacon*s Rebellion 1676-7 0S46 
royal order regarding claims of Pawtuxet Purchasers 1679 0»77 
King tJames II. — liberty of conscience in Rhode Island — 

letter to Sir Edmund Andros 1686-7 ^"^^ 
King's Province— action of town on Gov. Andros* 

proclamation no date 01S78 
see Rochester 

lianding Place — Pawtuxet 1663 0140 

for boards 1706 0634 

public at Pawtucket 1752 0SS6 

report of lay out of highway 1752 0630 

petition to town council for layout 1754 065S 

committee appointed to lay out highway 1754 0656 

summons to parties interested in highway 1754 0654 

agreement regarding division of land damages 1755 0086 
Liane, see Highway 
liaWy see Bulh of Laws 

Legal Tender Law 

Laws of Oleron — in force in Colony no date 01338 
liayont of Conunon liand — to Thomas Angell, beyond 

small brook 1648 oil 

James Ash ton at Eddy^s pond 1648 oao 

Thomas Clemence, below Mashapaug path 1648 090 

record of purchase by Thomas Clemence from town 1658 0310 

Adam Gooding 1648 o»o 

John Greene, jr., at head of Long cove 1648 090 

John Greene, 2d, ordered by town no date 01252 

Ezekiel Holliman, near Pawtucket falls 1648 020 

Stukeley Westcott, at Pawtucket falls 1648 020 

Roger Williams, below Mashapaug path 1648 020 

in Wionkhiege fields 1667 0166 

at Setamachut hill 1667 0260 

near Louisquisset 1679 0328 

John Whipple, Sr., in Louisquisset 1660 0182 

William Arnold, on line Pawtuxet bounds 1662 0126 

John Brown, in valley by path to Swansecut 1667 0166 

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Layout of Common Land to 

Thomas Harris, between Seven-mile line and Four-mile 

line 1667 0166 

William Harris, near Sutamachut hill 1667 0167 

Jane Power, near Thomas Roberts land 1667 0167 
Zachariah Rhodes, in Long swamp on way to Richard 

Hawkins 1667 0167 

Thomas Roberts, on branch of Woonasquatucket 1667 0167 

in the Neck 1681 09»8 

Mr. Sayles, near Swansecut path 1667 0165 

William Venson, on way to William Hawkins 1667 0167 

John Whipple, near Woonasquatucket river 1667 0165 

Thomas Patey, in the Neck 1668 017a 1685 0452 0465 

about one mile east of William Hawkins' house 1689 0634 

Thomas Olney, Sr., near Louisquisset 1670 0186 

Joseph Woodward, near Louisquisset 1679 0328 

vote for record as returned 1682-3 0387 

request that entries be transcribed from book defaced by 

Indians 1679 0879 
Epenetus Olney — plat no date 01228 

Thomas Harris, Jr. — vote for entry of record 1683 0397 

Samuel Wilkinson, on east side Crookfall river 1683 0402 

Andrew Harris, in the Neck 1684 0432 

John Inman, on Pawtucket river 1685 0400 

Andrew Edmonds — return allowed 1687 0502 
Capt. James Arnold, on west side of the salt river or 

harbor 1732 0941 

by the Woonasquatucket river no dale 01217 

Richard Harcourt no date 01252 

liCan-tO — (and store-house) memorandum of charges for 

building 1672 0926 
memorandum of charges for door and shelves no date 01350 
Liease — land and meadows — John and Rebecca Whipple 
to Alexander Balcom — southeast side Pawtucket 

river 1679 ^«1 

land at Dibley Hole — James Dexter and Maturin Alard 1704 0619 
school house — committee of town to Stephen Jackson, 

schoolmaster 1754 ^'^^ 
JjegTAl Proceedings — County Court at Boston — sum- 
mons to Nathaniel Dickens of Providence in re Paw- 

tuxet matters 1650 038 
Liegal Proceedings — Court of Royal Commissioners — 

address by Roger Williams 1677 0243 

decree of Court concerning disputed Pawtuxet lands 1677 0255 

warrant to Thomas Olney et al to run line 1677 0255 
President's certificates for papers filed 1677 0924 0925 

writ for possession of Mashantatuck 1677-8 0120 

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Legal Proceedings — Court of Royal Commissionert 

Arthur Fcnncr chosen to make address for town 
liei^al Proceedings— Court of JubUces 

Toleration Harris vs. Jacob Clark — warrant to scire 

timber 
Whipple vs. Waterman — writ bastardjr 
Whipple vs. Waterman — deposition of Phebe Latham 
Waterman vs. Waterman — trespass on real estate — 

writ 
Charles Shurelock vs. Job Comstock — assault and bat- 
tery — complaint and warrant 
Joseph Grinnell vs. John Woodward — book account 
Woodward vs. Hoyle — action of detinue — execution 
Thornton vs. Thornton — stick of timber — deposition of 
Edward Tripp 
Thomas Harris 
Henry Harris 
Samuel Phillips — trial for threatening to depart, leaving 

wife and children a charge to town 
Whipple vs. Daniels — writ replevin for swine 
John Tyler — complaint and warrant for stealing 
search warrant for muskets stolen from the King 
Smith vs. Williams — trespass — writ 
Sweeting vs. Fuller — case on a note — writ 
Aplin vs. Darling — case on a note — writ 
Olney 1^5. Weslcott, jail-keeper — assault and battery — 

complaint and warrant 
Nathaniel Field, for swearing — complaint and war- 
rant 
John Parker — for not supporting himself — complaint, 

and summons to witnesses 
Randall vs. Wise — book account — judgment 
Legal Proceedings— Court of Magistrates —Actions of 
Debt 
Aylsworth vs. Inman — writ 
Jenckes vs. Boerman — writ 169 

report of Town Sergeant to General Sergeant 
Pray vs. Haeden — writ 
Harris vs. Dailey — judgment 
Latham us. Dailey — writ and summons 
deposition of Thomas Harris et al, 
judgment 
Whipple vs. Chase — writ 

judgment 
Wright vs. Clark — writ 

record of tebtimony and judgment 
reference 



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Legal Proceedings — Court of Magistrates 

action for abuse and contempt of Her Majesty's author- 
ity vs. Dailey — deposition of Thomas Mathewson 
and sentence 1704 0609 

action for assault — Mehitable Yates fs. Ann Colum — 
deposition of John Whipple and summons to Mary 
Whipple 1704 06^4 

action against Nehemtah Sheldon for selling strong drink 

at retail contrary to law — evidence and sentence 1704 OGSO 

members of Court — Joseph Williams and William Hop- 
kins, Assibtants, and Thomas Fenner, Justice 1704 O6I8 0620 

complaint against Samuel Whipple for spreading infa- 
mous reports — summons to Whipple 1709 0681 

summons to surveyor of highways to appear and give 

reasons why road is not repaired 1709-10 0686 

action of trespass — Hammond vs, Thornton — writ 1713 0706 

Lefiral Proceedings — General Court of Trials — Presi- 
dent's warrant to bring Stephen and William Arnold 
before said Court 1649 ^^ 

warrant for Nicholas Power to answer for contempt of 

Presidents warrant 1649 031 

Nathaniel Waterman €/ aU vs. John Harrud el al.y ten- 
ants by force of Pawtuxet lands — writ and evidence 1677 01»0 

action of debt — Whipple vs, Stanley — writ of arrest 1681 03J87 

action of slander — Price vs. Bennett — writ 1684 ^** ^^ 

defendant appoints attorney 1684 0485 

declaration 1684 0436 

motion in abatement 1684 0437 

presentment and indictment — John Whipple t'5. Joseph 

Latham el al. 1695 0575 

^ form of bond to appear and answer said indictment 1695 0576 

action for forcible entry on lands — bond of Gideon Craw- 
ford el al, to answer complaint of Daniel Williams 1703 0604 

case of unjust molestation — Proprietors of Westconnaug 

by Trustees vs. Joseph Williams — summons 1707 0651 

action of trespass and ejectment — John Whipple vs. 

Ruth Whipple — declaration 1708 0667 

action of debt on bond — Burlingame vs. Whipple — 

declaration 1709 0682 

action vs. Whipple — bond to sheriff 1709 O688 

action of debt on bond — Nan Abrow vs. Sampson Bailey, 

both Indians 1709-10 0085 

Legal Proceedings — General Court of Trials at New- 
port — Warrants to General Assistants to call town 
meeting 1670 0183 0184 1671 0202 0206 1672 0210 1674 0217 
1676 0229 1677 0256 1679 0273 0283 1679-80 0295 1682-3 0392 
1683-4 ^^^ 1684-5 0446 1685 0456 1689-90 0536 1690-91 0539 
1691 0549 

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liegBl Proceedingrs — General Court of Trials at New- 
port — warrants to other than General Assistants 

to call town meetings — to Thomas Olnej 1650 036 

to the Warden 166 1-2 012a 

town of Providence 1663 01 31 

William Field 1664 0160 1665 0155 



justices of the peace 
William Hawkins, acting town sergeant 
town clerk ^ 

town sergeant 
Legal Proceedings — General Court of Trials at Ports- 
mouth — warrant to Deputies to notify townsmen to 
provide 
to Warden 1661 Olio 

Legal Proceedings — General Court of Trials at Provi- 
dence — notice to warden to notify townsmen 1660-61 Oils 
1662-63 01S4 
town clerk's warrant to townsmen to elect jurors 
liCgal Proceedings — General Court of Trials at War- 
wick — warrant to General Sergeant to notify towns- 
men 
to Warden 
liCgal Proceedings ~ Court of Trials — Main cases — 
Arnold vs. Reape — corn-mill at Pawtuxet Falls — 
writ 
deposition of John Sheldon 
of Benjamin Smith 
Silas Carpenter 
Thomas Hazard 
Reape vs. Arnold et aL — writ 
deposition of William Hawkins 
of Benjamin Smith and Silas Carpenter 
Rice V6, Greene — for detainer of swine — writ 
declaration 

deposition of Samuel Gorton 
of Henry Mattison and Samuel Potter 
Robert Potter 
James Carder 
Randall Holden 
Henry Mattison 
John Nichols 
Hawse V5. Field, for undue molestation and damage — 

writ 1700 0507 

Samuel Gorton, Justice of Court of Trials 1697-8 05S4 a%86 05S7 
Randall Holden, Justice of Court of Trials 1698 OftOl no date 0i»68 
liCgal Proceedings — Town Court of Trials — an order 

of Court 1643 ^ 

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16978 0567 
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1697-8 0566 

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Legal Proceedings — Town Court of Trials 

Adonijah Morris vs, Christopher Hawxhurst — declara- 
tion in action of debt 1645 Oft 
evidence of William Field et ah 1645 05 
Robert West vs. Thomas Angell ~ declaration 1646 06 
West vs* Angell ^ summons to witnesses 1646 06 
Adonijah Morris vs. Edward Manton — declaration 1648 016 
travel of said case 1648 016 
verdict in said case 1648 017 
Robert Williams charged with drunkenness 1648 010 
testimony of Mr. Dexter and John Elderkin 1648 031 
William Harris vs. Richard Chasmore — action of debt 1648 016 
investigation of false alarm of Indian attack 1648 014 
John Tyler the tinker charged with stealing apples — 

deposition of Richard Osborne 1649 <^^ 

deposition of Peter Buscot 1649 026 

case against Nanheggin of Pawtuxet and Wesuontup of 
Mashapaug for breaking and entering — preliminary 
hearing 
indictment of Nanheggin 1649 0S4 

indictment of Wesuontup 
memorandum of indictment of Wesuontup 
warrant calling town together for the trial 
Interpreter — Christopher Hawxhurst 
hue and cry granted against Nanheggin 

Nanheggin brought into court by said process 
commitment of Nanheggin 
evidence of 



of Aquetaw (Pawtuxet Indian) 
William Harris 
Ann Harris 

Christopher Hawxhurst and John Sweet 
Nanheggin 
Othaushute 
Paupisconat 
Pawgaucuttucoe 
Shalasquitick 

Wesuontup and Nanheggin face to face 
Unquaintnuppim 
Osuckniut 
verdict against Nanheggin, and sentence 
verdict against Wesuontup, and sentence 
Field vs. Arnold — action of trespass — declaration 
memorandum of travel of suit 
answer of defendant 
Field vs. Arnold — action in re town evidence — answer 
Field vs. Cotton — action of debt — writ 

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Legal Proceedings — Town Court of TriaU— Field vs. Cotton 

bail bond given bj Benedict Arnold 1651 049 

motion for continuance 1 651 047 

threat from Massachusetts 1651 O6O 

evidence of John Smith 165 1 os2 

evidence of John Anadowne 165 1 os2 

verdict of jurjr 1651 0115 

request that appeal to General Court be granted 1651 054 
Bradish vs. Comstock — request of plaintiff for a fair 

trial with an apologj for provoking words 1651 04S 
Almy vs. Smith — action for detainer of 5^ ankers of 
Dutch brandjr from Newfoundland seized for freight 
— writ 1652 oeo 
surety for costs 1652 070 
declaration 1652 071 
nil dicit judgment 1652 055 
Smith's appeal to town asking an audit 1652 074 
demurrer granted hy town 1652 074 
Almy's appeal to law-making Court of town demand- 
ing a fair trial 1652 079 
evidence of Christopher Almy 1652 057 073 
of Henrj Brown 1652 067 058 
James Greene 1652 06I 
John Greene, Jr. 1652 056 
Bartholomew West 1652 075 
verdict of jurjr 1652 055 
order of Court 1652 055 
execution 1652 06S 
bill of costs drawn by Gregory Dexter, town clerk no date 01069 
William Foxere for assaulting Hugh Stone — present- 

ment gi 1653 064 no date 01315 

writ of summons ^' 1653 063 

order of arrest 1653 ^^^ 

":, ' Ifev^dence of Samuel Bennett 1653 066 

of Hugh Stone 1653 o»36 

verdict and sentence no date oiisi 

Hunt vs, Comstock — execution 1655 001 

bond of William White to prosecute Benjamin Hearn- 

den 1659 0100 

bond of Benjamin Hearnden to keep peace and appear 1659 ®^^ 
Field vs, Taylor — action of debt for freight of goods 

brought from Newfoundland — declaration 1659 0960 

verdict 1659 0960 
Bennett vs, Hearnden — trespass — damage to corn by 

swine — declaration 1659 0104 
William Field charged with robbery — bond of Joshua 

Winsor to prosecute 1661 0113 

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Legal Proceedingi — William Field charged with robbery 

bond of William Field to appear and defend 1661 0113 

Field vs. Carpenter in re lands in Pawtuxet Purchase — 

evidence of Thomas Harris, Jr. 1663 0140 

of Joseph Howard 1663 0140 

John Throckmorton 1663 0140 

William Ward 1663 0140 

Richard Waterman 1663 0140 

General Treasurer vs. William Richardson — action of 

debt for fines — non-appearance as juror 1677 0258 

John Whipple — for selling liquors contrary to law — 

warrant 1682 0362 

Jenckes vs, Edmonds — action of slander — complaint 

and answer 1683 0395 

bill of costs allowed by town deputies, Thomas Olney 

and Robert Williams no date oioso 

Harcourt vs. Arnold — action for trespass no date OllOft 

Throckmorton vs, Inman — debt for pelts no date 01109 

liegral Proceedings — before Court of Three Men chosen 

by Town to end small differences — record 1656 092 

Bennett vs. Fowler 1656 092 

Burroughs vs. Fowler — proceedings and continuance 1656 092 

Judges — ^Thomas Olney, Thomas Harris, Roger Wil- 
liams 1656 092 

Legal Proceedings before Justices of the 

Peace — search warrant for stolen goods 1727 0728 

James Griffith — complaint and warrant for absault 174 1 0706 
complaint, warrant, and record of cases for charging 

excessive prices — against Joseph Corp 1777 0898 
JohnFitton 1777 0891 
John James and Samuel James 1777 O8O2 0899 
Terence Reily 1777 ®*®® 
John Salisbury 1777 0896 
William Smith, 2d 1777 0893 
Benjamin Talbot 1777 0897 
Tillinghast and Holroyd 1777 0689 0694 0695 
Joseph Whipple 1777 ®«»« 
liCgal Proceedings — Miscellaneous — provision for ar- 
bitration 1640 02 
disposers^ proceedings and appeal therefrom 1640 02 
appeal to General Assembly reserved in case party can- 
not be heard or righted by any law extant no date 01328 
commissioners to first General Assembly instructed to 

reserve rights of town to a town court of trials 1647 09 
committee appointed to state accusations no date 01064 

warrant to bring Hugh Bewet before President 1649 031 

refusal of town to allow service of illegal warranU 1649 031 

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Legal Proceedings — Miscellaneous 

all warrants illegal until approved bjr town or dep- 
uties no date oi»74 
penalty for serving no date 01274 
proposition submitted bj Robert Williams no date 01S74 
appeal to Massachusetts (Colonj) — question submitted 

to town bj Robert Williams no date 01138 

matter between John Warner and Samuel Gorton ei al. 

— Warner's report and appeal 1651 044 045 046 

discharge — John Gereardjr to John Warner 1651 046 

letter of Samuel Gorton 1653 064 

provision for commission to demur and determine the 

matter according to law no date 01274 

assault between Hugh Bewet and John Sheldon settled 

in town meeting 1654 068 

receipt of goods from Henry Fowler — testimony of 

George Way 1656 066 

request for fair trial — Richard Chasmore 1656 065 

release of Richard Chasmore from arrest no date 01362 

revengeful suits — petition of Roger Williams for their 

suppression no date 01184 

speedy way of trying small causes — Roger Williams* 

request to town no date 01184 

proceedings against Samuel Winsor for contempt no date 01168 

warrant to arrest 1678 0266 

mittimus to commit to jail at Newport 1678 0267 

account of what occurred at Newport 1678 0213 

testimony of Jacob Willard concerning himself and wife 1679 0287 

order to John Whipple to appear before Assistants and 

answer for contempt in selling liquor no date 01233 

memorandum of John Whipple, Jr. 's testimony concern- 
ing Howlong Harris ei al. 1681 0346 
posting of wife by Daniel Abbott 1683 0431 
evidence of Thomas Harris, Sr., concerning Pardon Til- 

linghast and Samuel Winsor 1683-4 0426 

perpetual memory — deposition by Thomas Terry 1684 0430 

writ for arrest of Nicholas Brown on complaint of John 

Whipple 1688 0527 

notice of change of court owing to small-pox distemper 1691 0549 
deposition of John Whipple concerning Dr. Dortailes' 

absence from town no date 01134 

writ of injunction — Westcott vs. Lockwood • 1698 0592 

evidence concerning Jonathan Wade 1718 0710 

warrant of Deputy Governor to arrest Jonathan Browne 17 19 0712 
warrant of Assistant for seizure of household goods of 

William Sulevant 172 1-3 0716 

agreement regarding lawsuits by John Rhodes el al. 1733 0722 

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Legal Proceedings — Miscellaneous 

Whipple vs, Sprague before Assistant — summons to 

witnesses 1727-8 07id9 

deposition of Robert Colwell concerning Daniel Brown 

— insane 1729 07M 

summons to witnesses in case before town council 1752 06S7 

examination of Hannah Clemence no date 01858 

town requested to pay judgment in case vs, town 

council no date 01806 

request to Court to examine George Palmer regarding 

stolen monej no date 01005 

mutiny on brigantine at Surinam — presentment of 

Michael Gudgeon no date 01855 

report of John Brown, Assistant, regarding Edward 

Manton's home lot in Seekonk no date OIMO 

committee appointed to end controversy between John 

Greene and the town concerning Greeners point no date OIMS 
liegal Proceedingns— Practise and Pleadings — provis- 
ions of the Combination 1640 09 
fees — schedule 1640 02 
list of fees in a cause 1648 oie 
attorney — provisions of Bulk of Law no date 01386 
disbarment — query of Robert Williams no date 01188 
fees — petition by Roger Williams for moderation no date 01184 
rules prescribed by Bulk of Laws no date 018S8 01884 01885 01836 
attaint no date 01386 
challenge to jurors no date 01886 
controversy no date 01886 
defendant no date OIS86 
demur no date 01886 
false verdict no date 01886 
forfeit no date 01386 
inquest no date 01386 
issue no date 01886 
meeting and proceeding of Court no date OI886 
nil dicit no date 01886 
plaintiff no date 01886 
writ no date 01886 
rule o( General Assembly regarding Courts of Newport 

and Portsmouth — monthly and quarterly no date 01888 

rule against departing from court without leave no date 01888 

General Court of Trials — provisions no date 01888 1651053 

time, place, and judiciary 1648 018 

power of court to revise and alter pleadings — query no date 01188 
rules of pleading — questions submitted to town no date 01188 

arrest of strangers 1650 041 

contempt of courts punished by commital to stocks 1650 041 

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L^ral Procetdings — Practise and Pleadings 

service o( executions — ^ provision 1650 041 

testimony of witnesses — provision 1650 041 

writs of subpoena — how issued and served 1650 041 

Legal Tender Law — report of committee to draft in- 
structions to representatives in General Assembly no date 01SA6 
01857 01958 01950 
Letter — Tiiomas Olney to town deputies regarding wai^ 

rant 1650 oss 

Josiiua Verin to town regarding purchase right with 

answer of town 1650 049 

Samuel Gorton to town deputies 1652 064 

Ezekiel Holliman to John Smith, commenting on letter 

from Robert Williams to meeting at Portsmouth no date 01805 

Mark Lucar to 1652 070 

Joseph Torrey to town regarding home lot 1659 0109 

Joshua Winsor to neighbors in Providence — complaints 

of actions of certain townsmen 1661 Olll 

Francis Brinlejr to John Whipple regarding collection 

of debt 1676 0983 

Jabez Gould to Daniel Searle regarding payment of 

note 1776 01047 

George Sheppard to town no date 01O6O 

Daniel King to young Captain^ on business matters no date 01110 
see Ag€Mt in England 
Andros, Sir Edmund 
Apprentice 
Charter 
Commonage 
Council of State 
Estate 

General Assembly 
Governor 
Highway ^ 

Inman Purchase 
King James II. 

Legal Proceedings — Miscellaneous 
Newport 

Pawtuxet Purchasers 
President of Providence Plantations 
Resignation 
Sergeant General 
Tan 
Town 

Town Clerh 
Town Debt 
Vane^ Sir Henry 

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Letter 

see War—KtHgPkiUfs 
Warwick 
Waters^ Thomas 
Williams, Roger 
Liberty of Conscience — provision in the Combination 1640 09 

wishes of King Charles II. 1664 0147 

letter of King James II. to Gov. Andros 1686^ 0470 

proclamation of King James II. 1687 0495 

George Sheppard*s plea for its enjoyment no date oioeo 

liicense — to deal in goods — granted Gideon Crawford 1687 0509 

to keep a public house 
see Tavern 
liime — petition to town council for act against catching 

oysters on west bed to burn into 1736 0748 

petition against burning oysters growing south of Sas- 
safras point no date 01857 
Ldme Kiln — liberty to set one up granted to William 

Hawkins 164S Oil 

liime Street, liOndon — address for reply to Richard 

Dean's letter 1680 0304 

see Agent in England 
liine — Foui^miie — Daniel Abbott's request for layout of 

land 1677 0951 

request for leave to take up land between foui^mile and 

seven-mile lines 1686 0470 

estate of Daniel Abbott — land between four-mile and 

s^ven-mile lines 1687 0508 

John Brown's land within said line no date 01 190 

request for layout of land between four-mile and seven- 
mile lines no date 01987 
liine — Seven-mile — bound of Pawtuxet lands 1682 0380 
one-half of purchase right on east side of said line 
given each to Richard Arnold and William Hopkins 
for paying town debt 1682-3 0387 
petition that southern extension be run 1686 0480 
Stephen Arnold's address to town regarding rights of 

Pawtuxet Purchasers beyond said line 1686-7 0489 

discussion of proper location and direction, and commit- 
tee to run said line proposed 1707 0840 
south boundary of Providence to westward of said line 

settled i7<H'5 ^^ 

report to Proprietors of committee on southern exten- 
sion 1707 0840 
letter from Pawtuxet men to Proprietors 17 10 0808 
southern extension settled 1711-12 0705 
land of Gideon Crawford to west of said line divided 17 15-16 0708 

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Lin€ — Seven-mile 

petition for layout of highway along 1748 0791 

return of lots bounding on said line — estate of Silas 

and Benjamin Carpenter no date Oliei 

see Common Lands 
Pawtuxet Purchase 
liist of inbabitants wbo tarried in Providence 

during: Pbilip's war of 1675 1675 wn 

of names no date 01154 

see Memorandum 
liOan Office — resolution of town regarding certificates 1779 01048 
LiOCkwood*S Comer — point in road to Voluntown 1752 0043 

liOt — Forty-foot — suggestion for layout in town street 1708 0608 

report of committee on division 1708-9 0678 

request for one lot in payment of labor on committee 1709-9 0674 
LiOt — Fourth — layout 1706 0910 

IjOt — Home — Benjamin Hearnden's — order regarding 1650 048 

Joshua Verin's letter to town urging rights of ex-resi- 
dents 1650 048 
order of town regarding rights of ex-residents 1650 048 
letter of Joseph Torrey to freemen regarding his right 1659 0108 
John Throckmorton's purchased by Henry Wright 1709 0676 
IjOt — Jail — grant by Proprietors 17520909 
Ix>t — Warehouse — grant by town to James Ashton 1681 0333 
to Thomas OIney 1681 0333 
John Smith, the mason 1682-3 ^^^^ 
Joseph Smith 1682-3 0387 
Joseph Woodward 1682-3 0387 
grant by Proprietors of lot 8 to Henry Harris ei ai. 1747 0968 
grant by Proprietors of lot 17 to Gideon Comstock 1747 0968 
request to town by George Sheppard 1680 0300 
by Samuel Whipple 1680 0303 
Thomas Olney for James Ashton 1681 0338 
Thomas Olney, Jr. 1680-1 0334 1681 0338 
Samuel Winsor 1681 0338 
Epenetus Olney 1682 0378 
Peter Place 1682 0363 
Joseph Woodward 1682-3 0385 
Gideon Crawford 1691 0554 
John Dexter 1691 0553 
Daniel Abbott, Jr. 1703-4 0613 1704 0614 
Nicholas Power 1707-8 0641 1708 0671 
Edward London no date 01186 
Pardon Tillinghast no date 01187 
agreement between town and John Whipple i703'4 <W** 
division of Gideon Crawford's estate 17 15-16 0708 
vote of Proprietors of Grand Purchase regarding plat 1746 0968 

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Line — Seven-mile 

regarding committee on first division 1746 and 1748 

regarding those entitled to but not provided with 1746 < 

Ix>t — Water — at Fox hill — action of Proprietors regard- 
ing division 1746 0783 0968 
petition for highway 1747 0785 0068 
vote of Proprietors to defend title of improvers 1747 0O68 
at north end of Weybosset hill — vote of Proprietors 

regarding sale 1746 0968 

liOttery — to raise money to build a bridge — request for 

town meeting to consider 1749 0782 

to build public market house east of Great bridge — sug- 
gestion 1758 0874 
to raise monej for paving the town street — petition of 

Joseph Snow 1758 01094 

liOudomiy ESarl of — expedition — town meeting called to 

consider the matter of filling the quota 1757 01014 

vote of town regarding use of fines of men impressed 

into service 1757 01015 

IxiuisqQisset— layout of land to John Whipple, Sr. 1660 0189 

record of land of Thomas Olney, Sr. 1670 0186 

bestowal of land to Roger Williams, €i aU 1679 03S8 

grant of right to John Brown to exchange land 1682-3 0387 

committee appointed to lay out highway to go up into the 

country 1682-3 0388 

request of John Wilkinson for highway 1683 0891 

grant to Edward Smith of right to exchange land 1690-1 0543 

request of William Randall for exchange of land 1691 0540 

request of Valentine Whitman regarding liberty of driv- 
ing cattle to town 1691 0544 
rateable estate of Thomas Harris — one share no date 01164 
land of John Whipple, Jr. no date 01969 
lilimber — surveyors of — elected no date 01346 
Machamoquet — request for road from Providence 1710 0603 

compare Watckemoket 
Mas^istrate — Town of Providence— notice to prepare for 

Court of General Election 1660 0106 

Thomas Arnold, Capt. Fenner, William Harris, Nathan- 
iel Waterman, Roger Williams 1676 0234 
Joseph Woodward's receipt from 1687 0514 
notice to call town meeting to prepare for General 

Assembly 1690-91 0539 

notice to call town meeting to prepare for General Court 

of Trials and Greneral Assembly 1691 0549 

Magristrates — House of, see General Assembly 
Maine — Province of — charter uniting it with Colony of 

Massachusetts Bay no date 01858 

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Mainland Towns^ see Town 

Market Houbo — petition to town for rebuilding 1742 0045 

protest against private structure and petition for a pub- 
lic building on lot east of Great bridge 175S 0S74 
vote of the town and proposal of lottery to aid 1758 0S74 
committee to build — Daniel Abbott, Daniel Jenckes, 

Dr. Ephraim Bowen 1758 0S74 

MarriaST^ — of Daniel Abbott's daughter — request of 

Roger Williams to town concerning 1650 043 

John Whipple, Jr. to Marjr Olnejr 1663 0666 

Daniel Williams to Widow Rebecca Power 1676 0S34 

Joseph Woodward to Mary Pray, daughter of Richard 1676-7 0234 
Samuel Winsor to Widow Mercy Waterman 1676-7 0234 

John Wooding*s permission for marriage of daughter 

Mary to Lawrence Clinton 1680 0291 

order of publication of William Peney to Ruth Hallett, 

botli of Boston 1680 0318 

Edward Manton, son of Shadrach, to Elizabeth Thorn- 
ton, daughter uf John 1680 0318 
John Thornton, 6on of John, to Elizabeth Manton, 

daughter of Shadrach 1680 0818 

John Greene, son of John, of Warwick, to Elizabeth 

Arnold, daughter of Stephen 1680 0318 

notice by Susan Harris forbidding marriage of John 

Pococke to Howlong Harris 1681 0348 

publication in town meeting — Richard Arnold to Sarah 

Smith 1687 0617 

first and second publication of intention — William Tur- 

pin to Anne Pratt, widow 1690-1 0543 

first and second publication of intention — Ephraim 

Pray to Sarah Clagghorne 1691 0543 

debt of town for record book 17 16 0700 

Mashapang' — town of Maushapog a bound in deed to 

Roger Williams 1639 0021 

town mentioned in Combination 1640 02 0024 

examination of Indians 1649 024 026 

marked oak — bound between Providence Common and 

Pawtuxet lands 1659 0101 

land near laid out to William Arnold 1662 0126 

deed of land — William Arnold to Henry Fowler, Sr. 1670 0105 

agreement of Joseph Williams and Henry Fowler regard- 
ing lands 167 1 0204 
petition of Richard Phillips for damages caused by 

highway through land 1705 0628 

tree-bound in line between Providence and Pawtuxet 1708 0668 

mentioned in Daniel Abb<itt's communication regarding 

division line of Pawtuxet and Providence 1708 0670 

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Mashapaug 

mentioned in report of committee to settle boundary 

line between Providence and Pawtuxet 1711-12 0705 

see Field 
Meadow 
Path 
Pond 
River 
Massachusetts — services of Roger Williams for Indians 1639 0991 
threat of Deputy Governor Dudley against Providence 165 1 06O 

certificate from Court called for — estate of Edward 

Cope 165 1 049 

notice to elect commissioners to consider message from 1663 ^^^ 
commission of committee to run south bound 1695 0579 

letter from Deputy Governor John Greene to Thomas 

Olney regarding boundary 1695 0578 

report of committee on boundary 1706-7 0649 

committee appointed to inspect action of the Massa- 
chusetts committee in running bounds and prevent 
their running it wrongly 1707 0646 

grant of lands on tenure of protection against 1707 0648 

copy of charter enlarging territory no date 01358 

Massachusetts Bay Ck>lony9 see Massackusem 
Meadow — Richard Pray's request for extension to include 

a flag pond 1661 Olio 

memorandum of Dexter's new meadow 168 1 0865 

at Cedar swamp, near Wainssocut hill — Richard Ai^ 

nold's request for common land 1683 0875 

on small brook — conflicting claims of Epenetus Olney 

and Samuel Winsor 1684-5 0445 

Joshua Verin't salt meadow — testimony 1705 O68O 

on north side of Spruce swamp, next John Smith's six- 
acre lot — Thomas Roberts' request for two shares no date 01955 
Common meadow — allotment on west side no date 01959 

allotment on south side of the west river no date 01959 

allotment at small brook no date 01959 

allotment on Pawtuxet river no date 01959 

Great meadow — former share of John Throckmorton 1709 0676 

petition of Henry Eustance to exchange land at Great 

meadow hollow 17 10 O6OO 

debt of town for laying highway from Great pond to 

Great meadow hollow 17 16 0709 

shares of John Whipple no date 01180 

share of Samuel Whipple no date 01905 

Mashapaug meadow — William Arnold sold to Henry 

Fowler, Sr. 1670 0105 

rateable estate of Timothy Carpenter no date 01146 01199 

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Meadow — Mashapaug 

rateable estate of Valentine Whitman no date oiiss 

Mo«ha88uck meadow — former share of John Throck- 
morton on north side of river by Dexter*8 bridge 1709 0676 
divisional share of William Crawford 17 15-16 
Neutaconkanut meadow — agreement concerning Wil- 
liam Burrow's land and meadow at Notaconcknet 1658 
request for statement of a highway to Nuataconett 
meadow 1691-2 
Observation meadow — proceedings in relation to high- 
way 1670 0185 0186 1670-71 0197 1671 0906 
Pawtuxet meadow —agreement regarding division — copy 1650 037 
agreement concerning northern extension 1640 09 
petition to run line between town common and Paw- 
tuxet meadow 1653 078 
Wejrbosset meadow — Resolved Waterman's request for 

allowance for land taken out for highway 1670 0170 

former share of John Throckmorton 1709 0676 

Mere Bank about Bailey^s cove — Daniel Abbott's request 

for land 1683 0403 

around Fox hill — action of Proprietors concerning 

proposed road 1746 078S 

vote of Proprietors regarding platting and drawing 1746 0068 

petition of committee of Proprietors to town for a road 1747 0785 

vote of Proprietors in relation to a committee to look 

into their rights 1752 0060 

Meetingr — disorderly and tumultuous — reply of town no date 01S16 
Meetiilg^-hoilBe — Quaker, near Warwick line — bound 

of a highway district 1752 0066 

point in road to Voluntown 1752 0848 

road from meeting house towards Pawtuxet — bound of 

highway district 1754 <^^78 

Presbyterian — bound of highway district 1757 0878 1758 0877 

Presbyterian — members of congregation tequest license 

for tavern in the vicinity 1757 01081 

Presbyterian — one pew and one chair in inventory of 

Hayward Smith 1771 01038 

Meeting: of four towns, see Town 

Memorandom— of names 1648 018 17390768 nodateoi346 

of names and figures 1662 oiao 1752 0065 

names with signs attached no date 01154 

of helping Nathaniel Waterman 1670 0181 

of initials and figures 1683 O406 no date 018II 

arithmetical 1693 ^'^ i^S ^^ ^734 W81 1755 0973 

1757 01087 no date 01318 
Miller's white cow in fall feed 1744 0779 

Obadiah Jenckes and pair of oxen 1744 0779 

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Memorandum 

8tock live and dead 1750 oeis 

cost of certain things which Mr. Sands purchased no date OHIO 

appraisal of property of Benedict Arnold et al. by 

Thomas Harris no date Oinao 

articles, scissors, file, spices, etc., to be purchased no date oisffo 

passages of Scripture no date 0131B6 

charges for weaving no date 01850 

of titles to be looked into no date 01354 

regarding the drawing of a deed no date 01355 

Menekelah — mention of deed from 1677 ®^<^ 1^7^ <>^^^ 

i686-7 0480 
see Nenekelak 
Merchant — stock in trade — Arnold Coddington's inven- 
tory 1742 0770 
Meshantatuck — Roger Williams' account of failure of 
attempt at arbitration between Meshantatuck men, 
William Harris, and the General Court 1677 0843 
writ in action for possession 1678 0180 
lands and meadows of John Crawford 1715*16 0706 
petition of Elisha Baker «/ al, for highway 1748 0797 
petition of Thomas Edmonds et aL for highway 1748-9 0790 
petition of Thomas Burton et al, regarding highway 1748-9 0801 
statement of John Burton regarding action of Propri- 
etors concerning highways 1749 O8O3 
petition of William Burton et al, for highway 1749 0804 
petition for highway from Pawtuxet road to Shanticut 1750 0809 
Miantonomi— deed to Roger Williams 1639 098i 
mentioned in initial deed 1639 OI8O 
Military — order of General Assembly that Portsmouth, 

Providence and Warwick choose officers no date 01387 

committee on fines appointed 1654 ^^^ 

out-farms to retain one man on training days 1654 088 

letter from Major Smith at Rochester to Captain William 

Hopkins, at Providence, regarding returns 1688 0588 

jurisdiction of Colony — report to Lords of the com- 
mittee of '* Trade and Plantations" 1694 0570 
fort at Newport — notice to constables regarding tax, 

and to town to choose deputies 1703 0607 

inventory of Jacob Fuller, who died in the expedition, 

a member of Capt. Samuel AngelPs Company no date 01057 
letter from Thomas Olney to Deputies of Providence 

regarding neglect of law no date 01157 

training field — petition of Robert Williams for setting 

apart no date 01184 

queries by Privy Council of England regarding condi- 
tion of Colony no date 01194 

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Military 

see ArtilUry Gmrdem 
Council •/ Wmr 
Lomdamm^s Empeditiom 
Rangers 
Revolmtian 
Sctmis 
Train Band 
War 
Mill — request of John Whipple, Jr., to town regarding 
right to set up mills on rivers belonging to the 
town no date 01070 

one-half of rateable estate of John Smith no date 01176 

corn-mill at Pawtuxet falls 1674 omo 

see also Legal Proceedings — Court of Trials 

saw-mill of Joseph Jenckes rated for tax 1679 ^^<^ '^^ ^^^ ^^^^ 

noted in return of his rateable estate 1688 06M no date 01103 

old saw-mill a point in bound of highwajr district 1752 0060 

nine — proclamation regarding gold mine on Rhode Island 1648 019 

agreement to open and work mine in partnership 1675 osss 

Moderator— of General Assembly — Nicholas Easton 1648 013 

of town meeting, see Town Moderator 

of Newport town meeting — Job Bennett 1767 0681 

of Pawtuxet Purchasers, see Pawtunet Proprietors 
of Proprietors in Grand Purchase, see Proprietors 
Money, see Paper Money 
Mortgage — letter regarding John Clarke*s to Richard 

Deane 1680 < 

Moowansicut — highway to Woodstock via 1710 

see Pond 
Mushattchuctapeake— a piece of land near Pawtuxet, 

so called bjr the Indians 1660 0140 

Mutiny — on brigantine at Surinam — presentment of 

Michael Gudgeon no date 01855 

Karragansett Bay —a tract of country so called in the 

first charter 1643 03 

Karragansett Ck>untry9 see King's Province 
Karraqueseade — vote for surveyors to lay out highway 

thither with all convenient speed 1683 OS07 

Narrow Passage, see Ferry 
Natick — petition to lay out highway through Meshanta- 

tuck to meet Natick highway at Warwick line ^74^ 0790 

Keek, The — layout of land to Thomas Patey 1668 0178 

1685 0458 0465 

to CapUin Richard Smith 1681 0088 

right of Thomas RoberU 1681 0088 

to Andrew Harris 1684 

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1670 0181 


1680 


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1681 


0886 


1681 


0851 


1683.3 


0887 


1683 


0408 


1683-4 


04»9 


1684 


0416 


1687 


0509 


1687 


0510 


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J^ecAy Tie 

certain lands in request — Daniel Abbott 1684 0488 

grant of right to John Brown to exchange land for com- 
mon land 
grant to Thomas Roberts 
request to town to settle bounds of land sold to Thomas 
Patey 
to settle bounds of four acres belonging to Thomas 

Roberts 
for leave to exchange land near Dexter's lane 
rights to land given for paying town debt not to be taken 

up in the Neck 
land of Daniel Abbott near Bailey's cove 
request of Daniel Abbott for complement of common 

land 
lot called George Shepard's eleven acres — request of 
Samuel Winsor to exchange part of it tor 90m mon 
land 
land of Daniel Abbott — return of rateable estate 
land that was George Shepard's returned as rateable 

estate by Samuel Winsor 
cross transfers of land between Epenetus Olney and 

Thomas Patey 
former land of John Throckmorton 
former land of Gideon Crawford — division 
limitation in bound of highway district 
portions of Neck in highway districts 1758 0677 0878 

request of Thomas Angell for exchange of land out 

of the Neck for common land within it no date 01060 

land returned in rateable estate of Epenetus Olney no date oilM 
house and lot and land returned in rateable estate of 

John Whipple, Jr. no date 01900 

Pawtuxet Neck — agreement regarding division of neck 

adjoining John Greene, Jr.'s meadow 1648 0180 

neck on Pawtuxet and above Pauchaset river reserved 

from arbitrators' award 1657 0184 

little neck east of Pawtuxet falls reserved from arbi- 
trators' award 1657 0184 
little neck below Pawtuxet falls — deed from John 

Greene, Jr., to William Carpenter 1658 099 

land in Pawtuxet neck returned as rateable estate of 

Silas and Benjamin Carpenter 1688 0588 

land in Pawtuxet neck all unfenced, returned as rate- 
able estate of Stephen Arnold 1688 0680 
corn in Pawtuxet neck destroyed by horses no date 01898 
Sassafras Neck — included in Ossamequin's grant to 

William Arnold 1645 099 

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Neck, Tk€ 

Neck of George Way, #/ al, ^ request to town regard- 
ing fencing 1670 0178 
see Fence 
Highway 
Nenekelah, see Menekelak 
Neataconkanot — account of monejr paid Sachem of 

Co¥reset for Indian rights at said location 1653 077 

Newfotindland — bill of lading of goods shipped thither 

on the Providence of Pequit 1653 065 

dispute about freight of goods — Almj vs. Smith 1653 060 

declaration in suit for freight — Field vs. Taylor 1659 0»80 

Newport ^ named in first charter 1643 os 

election of officers bj order of General Assembly no date 01338 

an island town no date 01096 

band — resolution of General Court 1648 013 

warrant to bring Nicholas Power before Court of trials 1649 031 

notice of sessions of General Assembly at Newport 1650 036 

1663 0131 1664 0146 01i(0 1665-6 0168 1667 0164 1670 0183 

167 1 0100 OMMI 0906 1673 OMM> OaiO 1674 0S17 1676 0990 

1677 0966 1678 0947 1679 0973 0983 0988 1679-80 0996 

1682-3 0399 1683-4 0491 1685 0446 168990 0636 1 69 1 0630 

0640 1693 0641 1704 0607 1706 0636 0636 1706-7 0643 

17 10 0687 

notice of session of General Court of Trials at Newport 1650 036 

1661-3 0199 1663 0131 1664 0160 1665-6 0168 1667 0164 

1670 0183 167 1 0199 0909 0906 1673 0900 0910 1674 0917 

1676 0999 1677 0966 1678 0947 1679 0978 0983 1679-80 0996 

1683-3 0399 1683-4 0491 1684 0498 0490 1685 0446 0466 

1687 0400 1689-90 0636 1691 0639 0640 1693 0641 1707 0664 

acts of General Assembly passed at Newport 1650 04i 

answer to Newport by Commissioners of Providence 

and Warwiclc 1653 040 

alarm of Dutch and Indian attack sent from Newport no date 01944 
court of commissioners held 1663 0146 

list of freemen admitted 1666 097 

letter from Walter Clark, of Newport, in re defence of 

Providence against Indians 1675-6 0941 1676 0998 

order to remove Anna Cooper et al., vagrants, to Newport ^ 1754 0977 
warrant to remove Anne Bussel, vagrant, to Newport 1759 01096 
resolutions of town meeting regarding state of the coun- 
try — frugality, industry, etc. 1767 0681 
letter to town council of Providence 1767 0889 
townsmen of Providence arrested and carried to Newport 

and there discharged by Governor and Council no date 01311 
K6W Providence — name given to settlement by Roger 

Williams in initial deed, as per copy 1639 0190 

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New York — resolution for warrant to remove vagrant 

Joanna Caisbolt thither 1756 01009 

Konplosh — see Hiii 1677 omo 

Notary Public of Massachusetts Bay— Robert 

Howard attests deed 1659 0136 

Note — payable in heifers — Daniel Abbott to Jeremiah 

Rhodes 1680-81 O88O 

unsigned — to Daniel Le Masnj or order on demand, 

payable in silver and gold 1781 01050 

Notiiication— to town council by Nathaniel Fales of his 

intended removal to Providence from Harvard 1756 010019 

to town council of harboring persons from without the 
town — Richard Seaver relative to Mathias Hagens 
and family 1774 oi04l 

Knight Dexter relative to Jonathan Hobbs staying at 

his house 1775 01049 

Solomon Bradford relative to his daughter, Belle Green- 
wood Bradford, taking her abode with him 1775 01043 
Timothy Fuller relative to receiving into his house his 

daughter, Molly Fuller 1775 01044 

Nova Scotia — part of charter uniting that territory with 

Colony of Massachusetts Bay no date 01368 

Oath— of allegiance — requirement of King Charles II. 1664 0147 

see Revolution 
Obituary — note on Roger Williams no date 018»3 

Officer — State — provisions of Bulk of Law no date 013S7 

to be paid from common stock of those requiring sei> 

vice no date 018S7 

not to exceed authority no date 018S7 

going without or beyond commission to be lawfully 

judged no date 01898 

abuse of office — where tried no date 01398 

engagement no date 01338 

rule of construction relative to engagement 1648 013 

to be engaged by clerk of General Assembly 1648 013 

instruction of town to deputies regarding superfluous 1780 0911 
Officer- Town, see Town 

Oncopocamine— Sachem of Coweset 1652 077 

Ossamequin- deed to William Arnold 1645 oeo 

Ootlands — shares in rateable estate of Epenetus Olney no date 01196 
Oxford— in New England— agreement with Maturin 

Alard of said town 1704 0810 

Oysters — reference to Indian Sam in search of 1695 0674 

on west bed — petition for an act against catching in 

order to burn into lime 1736 0748 

growing south of Sassafras point — petition that town 

ask power to prevent their being burned into lime no date 01357 

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Packers of beef and pork and callers of cooper's stuff— 

list of those elected June 3 1754 ^^^^ 

PaopeacoaiT — i^<^r SuUmachut hill — land of Thomas 

Harris there located 1667 016S 

Paper Money Bank — report of committee relative to 
the interest of bank money originally belonging to 
town of Providence 1733 ^^ 

petition for vote of town freemen stating how town's 
quota of bank money shall be let out by Silas Car- 
penter ei al, 1733 0741 
instructions of town to representatives in General As- 
sembly regarding act to give efficacy to bills — report 
of committee to draft no date 01S56 01S57 01S5S 01869 
Paquabucky see Meskantatuck 
Partinsr of the Paths— petition for highway from said 

point to Pawtuxet falls by Robert Gibbs, #/ a/. 1749 osoo 

Partition of real estate of Gideon Crawford 171516 otos 
PascoaST — division of land formerly of Gideon Crawford 

at Paskhoage 17 15-16 0706 

Pasture — Chaluf pasture plain, near Thomas Clemence 1684 0415 
Path — from Provident to Pawtuxet — west bound of 

Richard Harcourt's land 1647 0188 

spare land below Mashapaug path laid out to Roger 

Williams and Thomas Clemence 1648 080 

to Soansarnt — land in valley laid out to John Greene 1667 OIOS 

Mashapaug path on north side of Long pond 1709 0078 

see Ferry 
Footway 

Parting of tk€ Paths 
Wanskuck 
Pawtucket — fishing place 1678 0847 

landing place and highway 1752 0886 0880 1754 ^^^C^ ^^^^ <^*M 
see Bridge 
FalU 
Field 
River 
Pawtuxet^ to have power to choose which town shall 

rule over it no date 01888 

Nanhiggan, an Indian of Pawtuxet, indictment against 1649 084 

William Carpenter's house at Pawtuxet — testimony of 

Nanhiggan 1649 088 

Shalasquetiake, an Indian of Pawtuxet — testimony 1649 088 

Soconanooco, chief sachem of Pawtuxet — William 

Arnold's claim for land by grant from 1650 036 

proposed place of meeting of commissioners of main* 

land towns 1653 008 

meeting of Providence and Warwick commissioners no date 01197 

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Pawtuxtt 

outlandt returned in rateable estate of Silas Carpenter 

et al, 1688 a»lS 

petition to General Assembly to set off a town 1750 0ei8 

vote of town to oppose petition for division made bj 

inhabitants of Pawtuxet no date 01M5 

see Bridge 
Falh 
Meadow 
Neck 

Pawtuxei Purchase 
River 
Pawtuxet Purchase— 

surveyors appointed to lay out great shares of land 1647 0188 

agreement regarding division of land 1648 0139 

agreement of some to divide their land through referees 1649 0187 
agreement regarding price to be paid Roger Williams 

and his receipt — division of meadow land 1650 087 

award of arbitrators 1657 0184 

sale of John Throckmorton's right by Richard Parker 

to William Carpenter 1659 0136 

notice by William Field to William Carpenter ei ah not 

to trespass on his land 1661 0137 

testimony of John Greene and Richard Osborn regard- 
ing division between purchasers 1663 0138 
testimony in controversy — of Thomas Harris, Jr., 
William Ward, John Throckmorton, and Richard 
Waterman 1663 0140 
relinquishment by William Carpenter of certain rights 

beyond seven-mile line 1680 O8S8 

part of an address to purchasers 1680-81 0334 

bond of mutual indemnity made between some of the 

purchasers 1683 000s 

a copy of the rights of Pawtuxet men and Providence 

men 1683 0401 

letter of William Field regarding William Arnold's 

destruction of the ^* evidence " no date 01903 

order of Greneral Assembly concerning political status no date 01337 
Pawtuxet Purchase Bounds — given in the Combi- 
nation 1640 08 
in copy of part of the Combination 1640 0084 
report on north line 1659 0101 
request that town join in making survey 1664 0148 
report of committee to run line aa given in Combina- 
tion 1668 0638 
decree of Court of Royal Commissioners 1677 0865 
warrant to call meeting to consider about line 1677 0857 

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Pawtux$i Purchase Bounds 

warrant for meeting to choose men to run the lines 1677 ^^^ 

letter from Warwick to Providence concerning lines 1677 M50 

committee appointed by town to go with surveyor to run 

line 1678 0M7 

boundary line ordered run by surveyor as per verdict 

of jury 1678 0M8 

request that town keep its engagement with surveyor 1678 OMi 

royal order to Governor and Magistrates of New Plym- 
outh regarding the enforcement of Court decree 1679 OS77 
address to purchasers of Pawtuzet 1680-81 0334 
trustees appointed and empowered by town to settle 1682 
final agreement between trustees of town and Pawtuzet 

purchasers 1682 

final agreement and vote of town 1683 0807 

claims of Stephen Arnold beyond seven-mile line 1686-7 0480 

petition of Daniel Abbott to town 1689-90 0587 

proposal to quiet titles before determining bounds 1707 oeso 

report upon southerly eztension of seven-mile line 1707 0040 

letter from committee of Pawtuzet men asking appoint- 
ment of committee of Proprietors to settle 1707 0657 
warrant for town meeting to raise money to defray ez- 

penses of settling 1707 0053 

petition of Thomas Fenner to Proprietors to appoint a 

new committee to settle 1708 oees 

proposition of Daniel Abbott for settling 1708 0670 

letter from committee of Pawtuzet Proprietors to Pro- 
prietors of Providence for appointment of committee 1709 067S 
letter from Pawtuzet men to Proprietors of Providence 

asking appointment of a committee to settle 1710 0606 

settlement by committees of Pawtuzet and Providence 1711-12 0705 
Pawtuxet Proprietors of lands on west side of 

Pauchasset river— record of meetings 1746-1747 07S7 

moderator Ezekiel Warner 1746- 1747 07S7 

see River 

Pawtuxet Road — point in layout of road to Voluntown 1752 0S48 

Peach — fruit seen in possession of the <* coop and tinker'' 1649 09S 

Pea^e — payment at siz a penny in settling accounts — 

John Warner to John Gereardy 165 1 046 

tendered in alternative « peage or pork '' in payment 

of debt for freight of goods from Newfoundland 1652 056 

part of inventoried estate of John Clawson no date 01300 

received in payment for services 1670 oisi 

captured from Indians to go to town stock 1676 0335 

see Wamfum 

Pettaconset — share in bottom— formerly of Gideon 

Crawford 1715-16 070S 

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Pimconset —place near Richard Harcourt't land 1663 0IS8 

Plain — western — layout of inter-colonial highway 1684 04SS 

called Chaluf pasture, near Thomas Clemence 1684 0415 

pine — petition that timber thereon be stated common 1685 0467 

Warner's grant of right to enclose a part for a term 1687 0509 
on south side of Woonasquatucket river — request to 

exchange land 17 10 OMB 

mill plain — point in bound of highway district 1752 0080 
near house of Obadiah Brown — highway over no date 01800 
Plainfield — report on bills;for laying out highway thither 1710-1 1 0701 

debt of town for work on road 1716 0700 

Plat ~ of rights laid out to John Brown 1667 0100 

Thomas Harris 1667 0100 

William Harris 1667 0107 

Thomas Holden 1667 0107 

Jane Howar 1667 0107 

Zacheus Rhodes 1667 0107 

Thomas Robardes 1667 0107 

Mr. Sayles 1667 oioo 

William Vinson 1667 0107 

John Whipple 1667 0100 

Roger Williams 1667 oioo 
land laid out to Epenetus Olney no date 01888 

land adjoining Crook fall laid out to Samuel Wilkinson 1683 0408 

land in the Neck laid out to Andrew Harris 1684 0488 

land adjoining Pawtucket river laid out to John Inman 1685 0400 
highway tlirough lands of Daniel Williams, Nicholas 

Sheldon ef ai. 1692 0550 

of Marshshepogue (Mashapaug) pond 17 19 0084 

partial set off of dower right of widow Martha Paine 17 19 0084 
retaliation land in the right of Robert Cole to James 

Arnold 1732 0041 
vote of Proprietors concerning plat of warehouse lots 

and gangways along town street 1746 0008 

street leading from Main street around Fox hill 1806 01058 
twenty-acre lot of Robert Williams — by Thomas Clem- 
ence no date 01147 
Plymouth — or New Plymouth — recognition of Roger 

Williams* services for Narragansett yichems 1639 0081 
committee appointed to write to Plymouth — George 

Wright's bonds no date 01084 

letters from Plymouth to be considered by Court of 

Commissioners 1660 oioo 
royal order to Governor of Plymouth regarding decree 

of Court of Royal Commissioners 1679 0877 
Point — Cape Cod — bound of Colony of Massachusetts 

Bay no date 01358 

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Point 

CApe Malabar ^ bound of Colony of MattachusetU 

Bay no date OiS58 

Cowpen point — petition to town for approraland record 

of deed of land near 1680 0810 

request for leave to keep a fence across the common 

near 1680 owe 

petition that it be laid open to townsmen 1710 0699 

Field's point — quarantine regulations 1823 oiobmi 

Fox point — quarantine regulations 1823 oioese 

Great point — John Whipple's petition to town for lease 

of land of the common 

vote of Proprietors regarding thatch and salt grass 

Greene's (John) point — reference of controversy 

Chad. Brown $t al, to examine and report 
India point — quarantine regulations 
Sassafras point mentioned in the Combination 
quarantine ground to northward 
oysters growing south of not to be burned into lime no date 01S57 
Weybosset point — Joseph Whipple's request that land 
from Muddy bridge thither be stated common 
Pokanocuk — deed of Ossamequin, chief sachem, to 

William Arnold 
Pomecansett — land on north side of Pawtuxet common 

cove or landing place 
Pond — Benedict — land of John Throckmorton 
Cranberry pond — near Pawtucket river 
Eddy's pond — land laid out to James Ash ton 
Flag pond — request of Richard Pray for liberty to add 

to his meadow 
Great pond — highway from said pond to Great Meadow 

hollow — debt of town for laying out 
Little pond — near Pawtucket falls — bound of land 
laid out to Ezekiel HoUiman and Stukeley Westcott 
Long pond — path to Mashapaug on north side 

land formerly of John Throckmorton 
Mashapaug pond — bound in Ossamequin's deed to 
William Arnold 
William Arnold's request for land near 
petition of Richard Phillips for damages on account 

of highway 
plat of the pond 
Moswansicut pond — Edward Bennett's request to ex- 
change land for common land 
request for road from Providence to Woodstock by 

north end of Mswonsecut 1710 

division of Gideon Crawford's land adjoining 17 15 



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Pond 

Mushasacutt pond — in rt Pawtuxet bounds 1707 0649 

Punhungansett pond — westbound of Meshantatuck 1677-8 oiiM) 
Small ponds on Wejbosset side — division of land 

formerly of Gideon Crawford 1715-16 0708 

Stow pond — plat showing location no date 01147 

Tongue pond — land of John Throckmorton 1709 0676 

request of Joseph Latham for pond southwest of his 

house i704'5 ^^ 

Poor — John Jones — request for his relief made by William 

Hopkins 1679-80 Wtm% 

Widow Tabor — town requested bj Daniel Abbott to 

supply her with provisions yearly 1682 0367 

Ann Harris makes request that town care for her 1685 0468 

Thomas Waters* wife and child — committee for their 

care appointed 1687 0517 

list of town rate for their support 1687 0516 

grant of forfeited estate for their benefit by Gov. 

Andros 1687 0519 

warrant to town sergeant to notify townsmen to care 

for 1703 0606 

deed of forfeited estate — town council to Gideon 
Crawford no date 01SS4 

see Watersy Thomas 
Edward London — request of Thomas Field that town 

make provision 1^2-3 0568 

Mary Aldrich, widow of Joseph, Jr. — warrant for coun- 
cil meeting to consider placing 1710 0688 
list of debts of town on account of poor 1716-17 0709 
William Selevant's children — warrant for council meet- 
ing regarding them and their father's goods 1722 0718 
lame negro — settlement with Jack for keeping 1750 0814 
John Shaw — payment made Mrs. Mary Garnet for keep- 
ing 1750 0814 
bill of Mrs. Garnet against town for clothing 1752 0881 
warrant for town meeting to raise money to relieve poor 1750 0956 
overseers issue warrant in vagrancy proceedings 1750 O8II 

1756 01003 
list of overseers elected June 3 1754 0975 

overseer of workhouse — Daniel Smith elected 1754 0975 

Dorothy Douge — bill of Dr. Joseph Hewes against 
town for medicines and attendance — letter to coun- 
cil, etc. 1756 01005 
order on town treasurer in favor of Dr. Throop for his 

yearly salary for medical care of poor 1776 01O46 

receipts for benefit of the poor of the State of Rhode 

Island 1779 0906 0907 

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care of Matthew Weston — agreement made by deputies 

by order of the town no date oiaos 

Benjamin Whipple elected overseer no date 01S46 

Pork — a consideration in purchase of right of commoning 1680-81 osao 

Portsmouth— named in first charter 1643 os 

an island town no date oioee 

General Assembly held there 1647 09 1653 081 1660 0100 

1661 0118 1663 0141 1739 0788 
gold mine discovered and proclamation 1648 018 

representative of one part/ in differences between towns 1648 015 
General Court of Trials held there 1649 090 1653 ^^^ i^' ^^^^ 

1663 0141 
committee to continue General Assembly to meet 1650 083 

rights of town reserved under law passed Oct. 26 1650 040 

acts of General Assembly 1650 041 

proposed place of meeting to hear letter bj William Dyer 1652 080 
William Almy, plaintiff in suit vs. John Smith 1652 070 

suit between Indians — declaration 1709-10 0886 

vagrant sent from Portsmouth returned 1747 0780 

Portsmoothy N* H. — order in vagrancy to remove 

Agnes Gorman thither 1754 0077 

Poswonsriutte — place where Nanhiggen went 1649 088 

Potowomot — mentioned in testimony of Samuel Gorton 

as Potaomet 1697-8 0587 

as Potoomet and Potteromit — where James Greene lived 

and held John Rice's swine no date 01888 

Pound — citation of law regarding impounding of cattle 1650 088 

request of John Thornton that town provide 1681 0346 

request of Thomas Harris, Sr., that town provide 1684 ^^^ 

matter of paying for referred 1687 060S 

committee appointed to levy rate to pay for 1687 ^^7 

list of rate 1687 0618 

town treasurer's report of expense of fences no date 01087 

Power of Attorney — to collect debts — Joseph Torrey 

to John Whipple, Jr., and Epenetus Olney 1671-2 0801 

to collect debts —Stephen Payne to John Whipple, Jr. 1676 0840 
to procure redemption of her husband from slavery in 

Turkey — Susan Harris to John Whipple 1680 0318 

to collect debts — Walter Rhodes to John Whipple, Jr. 1681 0840 

to represent in Court — Samuel Bennett to John Whip- 
ple, Jr. 1684 0436 
President of Gonrt of Royal Commissioners- 
Thomas Hinckley — certificate regarding papers 
filed 1677 0084 0086 

President of Providence Plantations— powers and 

duties no date 01334 

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President of Providence Plantations 

provision to supply place when vacant 1648 013 

William Coddington — election and suspension 1648 013 

Regent Jeremy Clark granted power to negotiate with 

the Bay no date 01064 

Roger Williams, Deputy President — notice to deputies 

of Providence 1649 0)18 

letter to Roger Williams from John Bamford enclosing 
orders of Court of Commissioners to be delivered 
to town clerk no date 01137 

John Smith issues warrant to summons William Arnold 

et al, before General Court of Trials at Portsmouth 1649 080 
issues warrant to bring Hugh Bewet before himself 1649 081 

issues warrant to bring Nicholas Power before Greneral 

Court of Trials 1649 081 

gives notice to Thomas Olney to notify town to pre- 
pare for Court 1650 086 
Nicholas Easton gives notice to Providence and War- 
wick of meeting of representative committee 1650 688 
frotempore — letter from Commissioners of mainland 

towns no date 61896 

Samuel Gorton — elected 1651 O68 

issues warrant to supply General Assembly and Gen- 
eral Court of Trials 1652 068 
issues warrant for Providence and Warwick to unite in 

sending information to Agent in England 1652 066 

sends letter to deputies of Providence 1652 0988 

Gregory Dexter issues call to make up a General Assem- 
bly to be held in Providence 1653 ^"^ 
John Sanford — protest of town of Warwick and notice 

of appeal against action of Gregory Dexter 1653 ^'^ 

Benedict Arnold — to take part in collecting money to 

pay to Agent in England 166 1 0158 

gives order for celebration of the reception of charter 
from King Charles 1663 0144 

President of Town CouncU, see Town Council 
Price — of Pawtuxet lands paid to Roger Williams 1650 087 

no date 01898 
of goods to be shipped to Barbadoes on account of Agent 

in England 1662 0129 

allowed for produce received in payment of taxes — 

Indian com, beef, butter, pork, rye 1687 0616 

resolutions of town meeting to regulate 1779 01048 

prosecutions for excessive charges 1777 0666 0668 0600 0601 0608 
0608 0604 0606 0696 0697 0606 0606 

of cattle of different £p*ades no date 01096 

land no date oioos 

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Price 

Ikrin stock, lands, and rights of commonage no date oil 71 

purchase right beyond seven-mile line no date 01 IM 

lands and stock no date OIMI 

various kinds of cattle no date 0131S 

Prison of Colony i» be located at Newport ~ reso- 
lution 1648 013 
mittimus to commit Samuel Winsor 1678 M68 
letter from Assistants with mittimus 1678 0M7 
account of prison keeper's refusal to receive Samuel 
Winsor 1678 0S13 
letter from Thomas Olnej, Assistant, to Deputies of 

Providence no date 01157 

Prisoners — French — General Assembly called in session 

to maintain 1706 0685 

see War — King Philip's 
Privateer — bill against town for shaving privateersmen 

and for a great coat 1748 0708 

memorandum of old clothes the town had for privateers- 
men of E. Bowen no date oiso* 
querj of Privy Council of England regarding their fre- 
quenting the coast no date 01104 
small-pox on privateer '^Reprisal" 
see Small Pom 
Privy Council of Eng^land^ questions to Governor 
of Colony and notice of special session of Greneral 
Assembly to answer 1679-80 0888 
query to Governor of Rhode Island no date 01104 
Proclamation— Bacon's Rebellion 1676-7 0848 
by King James II. regarding liberty of conscience 1687 0405 
by Governor Andros regarding estate of John Waters 1687 0518 
Proprietors of brick school house — record of pro- 
ceedings 1785 0014 
Proprietors of Meshantatuck, see Meskamtatuck 
Proprietors of Pawtuxet» see Pa-wtuxet Purchase 
Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence— 
often called Purchasers, and sometimes Purchasers and 
Proprietors 
John Greene's proposition to town for settlement of his 

claim 1649 080 

order of town regarding rights of those becoming non- 
resident 1650 048 
Joshua Verin*s claims to rights 1650 048 
protest of Daniel Abbott 1674 0881 
recognized by town '674-5 0880 
denied by town 1675 0880 
claim in right of his mother-in-law, Widow Reife 1675 0884 



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Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence 

refusal of town to accept money tendered 1675 ^^^ 

deposition of Samuel Whipple regarding Richard 

Scott's statements of his purchase from Verin 1705 0629 

deposition of James Dexter regarding Verin's sale to 

Scott 1705 0619 

his demand of right in land no date 01304 

John Whipple received into the town as proprietor 1659 ^^^ 

Joseph Torrey's claim to right though non-resident 1659 0102 

deeds by town how made 1666 0341 

request of James Olney to be made a proprietor 1670 0194 

request oi Eleazer Whipple 1670 0194 

request of Thomas Arnold, Sr., that twenty-five acre 

right be made up a purchase right 1670 0190 

of John Jones 1670 019« 

John Smith, Sr. 1670 0187 

Leonard Smith 1670 0193 

Samuel Whipple 1670 0188 

request of John Whipple, Jr. to be received as a pur- 
chaser 1670 0191 
request of Nathaniel Waterman for right as purchaser 1670 0189 
request of Stephen Arnold for a township of land and 

common 1670-71 0196 

request of John Warner for his deceased father's rights 1679-80 0S89 
action of town relative to Warner's right no date 01176 

request of Richard Arnold to be admitted 1670-71 0198 

request of John Whipple, Jr., for his share in new pur- 
chase of land 1672 osii 
query of Daniel Abbott regarding Greorge Rickard's 
» right 1679-80 0293 
request of John Brown that bounds of land be certified 1680 0999 
request of Epenetus Olney that bounds be rectified 1680 0898 
request of Daniel Abbott to be recorded as purchaser by 

subscription 1680 0302 

request of Thomas Clemence for deed from town of the 

land he purchased 1680 0297 

request of Daniel Abbott for his father's unsold right 1680 0302 

agreement to give rights to Richard Arnold and William 

Hopkins for paying debts of the town 1682-3 0387 

protest of Samuel Winsor against giving rights for pay- 
ment of town debts 1682-3 0386 
grant of right to Richard Arnold et al. 1682-3 0387 
order rescinding grant to Richard Arnold et al, 1682-3 0387 
list of draft made for division of lands on west side of 

seven-mile line 1683-4 0424 

request that purchase right granted for benefit of a 

school be fulfilled 1683-4 0418 

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Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence 

petition of Daniel Abbott respecting layout of rights 

of those who are behind 1689-90 0587 

request for common land referred by town meeting to 

meeting of purchasers capable of disposing 1691 

record of a meeting held June i 1691 

petition for more perfect regulations for cutting thatch 1704 0617 

report of committee on mowing of thatch beds 1704 0691 

deed by trustees settling bounds with Warwick I704'5 

warrant for meeting to receive report of trustees regard- 
ing boundary against Warwick 1705 

notice of warning from Westconnaug Proprietors 1706-7 0644 

deed to Richard Arnold #/ aL of land between Inman^s 

Purchase and Pawtucket river 1707 

grant of lands to William Hopkins, Richard Arnold 
et aU on tenure of grantees protecting northern 
line of plantations against all intruders 1707 

report of committee on southern extension of Seven- 
Mile Line 1707 

request of Eliexer Arnold for two hundred acres of com- 
mon land in northern part of township 1707 0659 

warrant for meeting to raise money to defray expenses 

of settling bounds against Pawtuzet men 1707 0653 

suggestions by Thomas Fenner et aL relative to com- 
mittee to lay out forty-foot lots 1708 066S 

appointment of committee to negotiate with committee 
appointed by Samuel Cranston et aL of Westcon- 
naug Proprietors 

report of committee on division of forty-foot lots 

request of Thomas Field regarding his right in forty- 
foot lots 

petition of Thomas Fenner for a new committee to run 
line of boundary against Pawtuzet Purchasers 

proposition of Daniel Abbott for settling boundary with 
Pawtuzet Purchasers 

letter from committee of Pawtuzet Proprietors regard- 
ing completion of boundary 

complaint of Arthur Fenner et aL with proposition to 
prevent fraudulent layout of lots west of Seven-Mile 
Line 

request of Thomas Fenner to prevent double layout of 
rights west of Seven-Mile Line 

petition of Nathaniel Jenckes et aL to correct error in 
drawing shares of land 

letter of Daniel Williams relative to rights and titles to 
land of Roger Williams 

letter of Pawtuzet men relative to settlement of bounds 

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Profrutors of Grand Purchase of Providence 

action on petition relative to common land at Mile End 

cove 1711-12 0708 

bond to secure proprietors in recognizing division of 

Nathaniel Jenckes et ai. 1711-12 0704 

agreement of committee in settlement of Pawtuzet 

bounds 1711-12 0706 

letter claiming rights (no signature) no date 01911 

report of John Brown committee relative to number of 

proprietors the plantation could accommodate no date olMe 

memorandum of assessment no date 01978 

memorandum of division of money and goods no date 01881 

PFoprieiors of Common Lands of Provldenee 
on the east side of the Seven-Mile Line— 
record of meetings 1744 to 1748 0O88 

record of meeting 1746 0788 

record of meetings 1752 to 1753 

moderator — Daniel Abbott 1744 and 1746 0788 

Thomas Sajrles 1746 < 

Henrj Harris 1747 

Richard Steere 1748 < 

John Brown 1748 

vote that lands granted and bounded prior to 1700 be 

good according to bounds set notwithstanding errors 1744 0088 
quieting title after 55 years' possession 1744 O868 

to proceed against trespassers or intruders 1746 0088 

regarding highway around Fox hill 1746 0788 < 

repealing rule that proprietors shall not act at their 
meetings after sunset 1746 

report on layout of lands on north side of Wickenden's 

cove 1746 0988 

vote for platting and drawing lots on mere bank of Fox 

hill 1746 0088 

regarding plat of warehouse lots between town street 

and salt water 1746 0088 

concerning water lots at north end of Weybosset hill 1746 0O88 
to defend owners of water lots on south side of Fox 
hill 1747 0088 

petition of committee of proprietors to town council for 

layout of highway along mere bank of Fox hill 1747 0785 0080 
vote regarding sale of land and thatch at Great Point 1747 0O88 

vote to increase grant of public burying place at North 

End 1747 0088 

grants of warehouse lots 1747 

grants of land to persons advancing money to pay debts 1747-48 

1752 0080 
vote for a division of land 1748 < 

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Proprietors of Common Lauds of Providtnce on tk4 east side of tke 
Seven-Mile Line 
grant to town of land on flats in front of school-house 

lot for jail lot 1752 

appointment of Joseph Mowry as surveyor 1752 

committee appointed to examine rights in mere banks 1752 

committee appointed to look into division of house lots 1752 

sec Clerk to Proprietors 

Proprietors of Common Lands of Providence 

on West side of Seven-Mile Line— warrant 

for meeting to examine returns of lands, appoint a 

new committee, to make 14-acre division, and to raise 

money to pay debts 1727 OTHY 

Protest — of John Warner against acts of Samuel Gorton 

#/ a/. 1651 044 046 046 

William Almy against Robert Williams acting as 

judge in Almy vs. Smith 1652 Vi% 

Town of Warwick against acts of Gregory Dexter 1653 oeo 

Richard Chasmore against being tried outside of four 

towns 1656 006 

Joshua Winsor against unjust treatment by his neigh- 
bors 1660 0107 
of his innocence and sincerity by James Sweet 1662 0197 
Daniel Abbott against Joshua Verin's claims 1674 <^^^ 
Abigail Dexter, widow, against being taxed, as she has 

no vote 1681 

Jonathan Whipple against Gregory Dexter*s report 1682 

Samuel Winsor against granting proprietory rights 

in consideration of payment of debts of town 1682-3 

Daniel Abbott against granting proprietory rights 

in consideration of payment of debts of town 1682-3 

Stephen Arnold against laying out lands west of Seven- 
Mile Line 1686-7 
Town of Providence against proceedings of William 

Harris et al, 1667 016S 1668 0174 no date 01086 

Captain James Turpin et al, against being detained in 

quarantine 1752 006 

Resolved Waterman et al. against evil doings of Wil- 
liam Carpenter and William Harris no date 01113 
acts of Carpenter and Harris — postscript to Assem- 
bly record no date oisil 
Providence Bounds, see Bounds 
Providence of Peqnlt — bill of lading for goods shipped 

on said vessel 1652 066 

evidence of Christopher Almy regarding voyage of 1652 078 

evidence of Bartholomew West 1652 076 

Prudential affairs of the town — warrant to warn 

town meeting to act on 1705 0687 1706 0686 1707 0660 

I7SS 0867 

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Prudential affairs of the town 

meetings held at town street for ordering 1730 078« 

warrant for meeting of council to settle 1753 <^^^ 175^ 0^90 o^M 
considerations presented to town by Robert Williams no date 01160 
Public liandingr Place, see Landing Place 
Pump, see Town Pump 

Pnngansett — land of Jeremiah Rhodes there located no date OIMO 
Purchasers and Proprietors of Meshantatuck, 

see Meskantatuck 
Purchasers and Proprietors of Pawtuxet, see 

Pawtuxet Purchasers 
Purchasers and Proprietors of Proyldence, see 

Proprietors of Grand Purchase 
Purchasers and Proprietors of Westconnau^r* 

see Westconnaug 
Purchase Bi^rht, see Commonag$ 

Quapau^TUe — land formerly of Gideon Crawford 1715-16 0708 

Quarantine— protest of Capt. James Turpin et ah 

against being detained 1753 066 

regulations for Port of Providence 1923 01066 

ground in Providence harbor 1823 01056 

Quequagonuett— deed by mentioned 1677 0254 1678 0965 

1686-7 OAW 
Qnidnescity see Aquidnescit 

Quotation from Scripture no date oism 

Quo Warranto — report of committee's proceedings 

in re 1686 0481 

opinion of townsmen 1686 0484 

RamSy see She^p 

Bangers of the Woods, see Scouts 
Bate Lists, see Tax Rates 

Bate of Arthur Fenner— challenge by Robert Wil- 
liams in behalf of the rest, to discuss the inhu- 
manity of said rate — answer thereto by Fenner, 
et aU 1653 <>^ 

BeadinfiTf Mass* — indenture by its selectmen of Samuel 

Case to Edward Morrow, both of Reading 1756 0870 

Beat Gstate — conflicting claims — Gregory Dexter*s re- 
port regarding land of fatherless children 1681-3 0365 
Jonathan Whipple's reply to Gregory Dexter' s report 1682 osoo 
Samuel Winsor*s appeal to the town 1684-5 0445 
Beceipt — Roger Williams from John Greene on account 

of town stock 1635 (?) 01 

memorandum of receipts towards payment of twenty- 
two shillings to William Harris 1639 01 
John Gereardy to John Warner in settlement of accounts 1651 040 
Peleg Sanford and Caleb Carr to John Throckmorton in 
full for all claims against John ^Throckmorton, 
deceased 1687 0016 
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Rectipt 

Joseph Woodward to Magitt rates and Selectmen of 
Providence — on account of a bill signed bj con- 
subles 1687 M14 

memorandum receipts for two quarts of liquor from 

Shadrach Manton 1670 •m 

monejr for trimming Shadrach Manton, one year 1670 MSl 

monejr in peage from Andrew Harris for serrices 1670 otsi 

monej from Nathaniel Waterman 1670 •181 

half a quire of paper from Nathaniel Waterman 1670 MSl 

memorandum of receipt of flour from son William by 

the hand of John Whipple, cordwainer 1744 0778 

receipt of molasses from Obadiah Brown, Jr. 1744 ont 

see Records 
War 
Records— Colonial— detaining of how punished no date msm 

forging and erasing how punished no date •isss 

provision regarding general records and General Re- 
corder 1648 MS 
letter of Samuel Gorton, De Primo, stating reasons for 
inability to prove them and requesting copy belong- 
ing to Providence 1652 0M9 
Beoords— Town— memorandum of money paid Ezekiel 

Holliman for town book 1639 M 

order that accounts against town be recorded in book 

kept for that purpose 1670 0181 

order of town concerning receipt of records from John 

Whipple, Jr. 167a 

form of discharge and acquittal to John Whipple, Jr. 167a 

vote that each man's land be recorded in town book 1672 

brought from Newport — resolution regarding inspec- 
tion no date 0I888 
motion to inquire after books deferred till after dispo- 
sition of the Indians 1676 8884 
report of Arthur Fenner and John Whipple, Jr. on the 

condition of 1677 

list of papers delivered by Roger Williams, former town 

clerk, to John Whipple, chosen town clerk 1677 

request of John Whipple that town provide a book for 

recording deeds 1677 

voted that one-half the money devoted to purchase of 

record books be paid to Captain of scouting company 1677 **^'' 
list of those received from John Whipple, Jr., by Roger 
Williams and Daniel Abbott, committee, and their 
receipt 1678 1 

order concerning receipt by town from John Whipple 

of three paper books for 1678 

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Records — Town 

vote of town on report of Arthur Fenner concerning 

books remaining after being defaced by Indians 1678 OMT 

delivery of certain books and papers to town council by 

John Whipple, Jr., town clerk 1682 087S 

report to town by Joseph Jenckes, Assistant, of receipt 
of records from John Whipple, late town clerk, and 
of delivery of same to Thomas Whipple, now town 
clerk 1683 0404 

loss of record of Benjamin Hearnden's right to com- 
monage attributed to Indians 1685-6 0468 
debt of town for books for recording births and mar- 
riages 1716-17 0709 
list of records received by committee from Nicholas Til- 
linghast, late town clerk, and delivered to James 
Angell, town clerk 1758 0875 
committee of four cz-town clerks appointed to examine 

and report on condition after recovery no date 01383 

defaced and lost in King Philip's War no date 01135 

see Request 

Town Meeting 

Town Council 

Records of Proprietors 

see Pawtuxet Purchasers 

Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence 
Proprietors of Common Lands 
Beoorder General— powers and duties no date oisss 01335 

office how filled in case of dfath or deposition 1648 013 

William Dyer signs copy of act of General Assembly no date 01096 

1648 01084 
Philip Sherman elected 1648 013 

issues wan ant to arrest Nicholas Power, constable 1649 031 

John Greene — elected 1651053 

agent to be notified of lime and place of meeting of 

four towns no date 01197 

draws answer of Commissioners to Town of Newport 1653 ^^^ 
Joseph Torrey certifies to copies of Pawtuxet agreement 

and Roger Williams' receipt 1650 037 

certifies to copy of deed of Canonicus and Miantonomi 

to Roger Williams 1660 0931 

certifies to copy of part of Combination 1662 0934 

letter to William Carpenter regarding money due from 

town 1665-6 0154 

letter to town treasurer demanding money due him 
from town no date 01351 

John Sanford certifies to copies of Pawtuxet agreement 

and Roger Williams' receipt 1650 037 

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Recorder General — John Sanford 

issues writ — Arnold vs. Reape 1674 ^^'^^ 

issues writ —Waterman et al. vs. Harrud et al. and 

certifies to copies of records 1677 0190 

certifies to copy of declaration — General Treasurer 

vs, Willian) Richardson 1677 OSffS 

letter enclosing copies of acts of General Assembly 

and urging payment of his bill against town 1678 09S7 

bill against town 1678 0364 

certificate of receipt for amount due from town paid 

by Richard Arnold and William Hopkins 1682-3 0388 

issues writ — Price vs. Bennett 1684 0438 0430 

certifies copy of declaration — Price vs. Bennett 16S4 0436 

receipt for amount due from town 1685 0464 

Weston Clarke — attests copy of deed 1687 0016 

sends letter from House of Magistrates to House of 

Deputies concerning petition of Arthur Fenner etal. 1696 O88O 
sends letter from Court of Magistrates to House of 

Deputies regarding delinquent taxes 1696 0870 

issues writ — Proprietors of Westconnaug vs, Joseph 

Williams 1707 0681 

certifies copy of declaration — Whipple vs. Whipple 1708 0667 

certifies copy of declaration — Burlingame vs. Whip- 
ple 1709 < 
certifies copy of declaration — Nan Albro vs. Samson 

Bailey, both Indians 1709-10 

letter from House of Magistrates to House of Dep- 
uties regarding non-payment of taxes by towns no date 01S68 
certifies to action of House of Magistrates regarding 
Benjamin Greene, of Warwick, elected constable in 
Providence no date 01378 

Referendum— application and practise in the Colony 1650 041 

Rehoboth — John Lessen — witness in case Morris vs. 

Hawxhurst 1645 05 

testimony and request of Richard Bullock 1656 004 

letter reciting removal of Joseph Torrey from Seekonk 

to Providence 1659 0103 

letter regarding layout of highway to the ancient ford 

near where Mr. Blackstone's house formerly stood 1684 0433 

Indian coming from Rehoboth discovered body of 

Thomas Patey drowned 1695 0874 

order for warrant to remove Mercy Page, vagrant, to 

Rehoboth 1750 0813 

Remonstrancey see Protest 
Report of Cominittee — to run boundary against Paw- 

tuxet 1668 0683 

on division of thatch beds 1706 0640 

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Report of Committee — on 

boundary of PlanUtion against Mendon 1706-7 0649 

location of southern extension of Seven-Mile Line 1707 0649 

division of forty-foot lots in the town street 170^ 0678 

debts of town 1710-11 0701 17 16-17 0709 

agreement regarding line of boundary against Paw- 

tuxet 17x1-12 0765 

division of town of Providence 1731 01005 

proper division of bank money of Providence 1733 0789 

condition of sloop Sally and Molly 1751 0890 

highway to salt water from road leading into the Neck 1752 0889 
petition of Isaac Olney efal. 1753 ^^o 

transfer of records from old to new town clerk 1758 0875 

encouragement of industry, frugality, and manufac- 
tures — to town meeting at Newport 1767 0881 
regulations to be observed in case of fire 1771 01089 
relief from unjust proportion of State tax 177S 0900 0901 
rules and regulations regarding town schools 1785 0918 
paving of Hanover street 1790 01051 
number of families that can be accommodated in the 

Plantation no date oitae 

inspection of records upon their return to the town 
after King Philip's War no date 01888 

Report of Tax Collector, see Tax Collector 
Report of Town Treasurer, sec Town Treasurer 
Representatiye Commtttee, see Representative Court 
Representatlye Court— provisions for choosing and 

names of members chosen 1648 0I8 

organization and powers 1650 041 

notice of meeting in Portsmouth 1650 088 

Representatlyes of Town In liegLilature, see Gen- 
eral Assembly — House of Deputies 
Requests to town for common land— William 

Arnold 1659 01O8 

Richard Pray 1661 0851 

Daniel Abbott 1677 0851 1683-4 0488 1684 0488 1689-90 0587 
William Hawkins, Sr. 1679 0878 

Samuel Bennett 1680 0801 

John Dexter 1680 0890 

Richard Arnold 1682 0875 

Samuel Comstock 1683 O88O 1683-4 0480 

John Sheldon 1682-3 

Nathaniel Waterman 1682-3 

Thomas Olney 1683 

Joseph Hearnden for protection in land granted him 1683 

David Whipple 1683 

Joseph Jenckes 1683-4 0890 

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Requests to town fer common land 



John Smith 




1683-4 04»5 


Joseph Smith 




1683-4 0417 


Richard Waterman 




1683-4 04tS 


Eliezer Whipple 


i68s 


0404 169I 064S 


Jonathan Whipple 




1685 0455 


Joseph Aldrich 




1686 0480 


Joseph Smith on account of wolf that he killed 


1686 047S 


John Steere 




16860470 


Thomas Patey 




1688 06M 


Benjamin Hearnden 




1689 06SS 


Samuel Steere 




170O-I 0S98 


Joseph Latham 




1704.5 0080 


Richard Phillips, for highway damages 




1705 0088 


Eliezer Arnold 




1707 0658 


Nicholas Power — on tidewater side against 1 


his own 


lot 1707-8 0041 


Timoth J Carpenter for settlement and recording of his 


layout 




1708 0600 
no date OIMM 


Henry Brown 




W\9 UmC VAvW 

no date 0I8O8 


Arthur Fenner 




no date 01107 


Edward Hawkins 




no date 01807 


Stephen Northup 




no date 01114 


Thomas Roberts 




no date 01855 


John Smith, mason 




no date 01107 


Pardon Tillinghast 




no date 01810 


George Way 




no date 0118I 


set Lot — WareJkouse 






Wharf 






qiaest for leave to exchange land for 


common 


land— Thomas Arnold, Sr. 




1670-71 0108 


John Sayles 




1680 0814 


Daniel Abbott 


1681 


0851 16^ 0408 


Thomas Arnold 




1681 0858 


Richard Pray 




1681 0856 


Jeremiah Rhodes 




1681 0886 


John Whipple, Sr. 




1681 0848 


Samuel Whipple 




t68l 0358 


Edward Manton 




r682 0866 


William Whipple 




1682 0868 


Lawrence Wilkinson 




1683 0877 


Joseph Hearnden 




1682-3 0888 


John Sheldon 




i68a-3 0410 


Andrew Harris 




1684 0454 


William Randall 


1684 


0415 1691 0540 


Samuel Winsor 


i6af 


0416 1700 O506 


James Ballou 




1685 0440 



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Request for leave to exchange land for common land 

John Ballou 1685 0447 

Benjamin HearDden, Sr. 1685 045S 

Joseph Whipple 1685 046« 

Edward Bennett 1686 046« 

George Kcech 1686-7 0487 

Edward Snnith 1689 <MUI5 

William Smith 1691 0648 

Richard Arnold 1691-3 0S67 

John Mala very 1704 0615 

Thomas Angell 1707-8 O66I 

Daniel Angell 17 10 oooi 

William Eustance 17 lo < 

William Harris 17 10 < 

Thomas Angell no date oioot 

Moses Bartlett no date 01144 

Bequest to town for recordingr—of sale of land 

to Henry Fowler by Richard Bullock 1656 004 

of lands in town — William Arnold 1659 oios 

sale of land to Gregory Dexter by Thomas Walling 1662 OIM 

titles of fifty-acre shares by Edward Smith 1672 068» 

deeds to Ralph Paine 1677 01158 

deed from William Hopkins to George Keech 1678-9 OMl 

deeds aod layouts of land — Daniel Abbott 1679 0870 

deed from Robert Williams to William Hawkins 1679 0874 

deed fiom John Grossman to Walter Clarke-* by 

Daniel Abbott 1680 0810 

correction of record of layout to Samuel Winsor by 
Thomas Patey 1684 0480 

Resignation of office by Goy« William Brenton 1668-9 0170 
Retaliation liand which Pawtuxet was to have 
in PrOTidence — layout on west side of harbor 
in right of Robert Cole to Capt. James Arnold 1733 0041 

Revolution — a declaration of inhabitants of Providence 

in favor of the United American SUtes 1776 0880 

The declaration of inhabitants of Providence in favor 

of the United American SUtes 1776 0887 

lists of men on east and west sides of river with and 

without arms and accoutrements 1776 08i 

oath of alleigance — sentiment of town meeting regard- 
ing act prescribing and establishing 1778 
effects of the blockade described 1778 0000 O8OI 
council of war — resolution of town regarding meetings 1778 
donations granted for relief of inhabitants of Rhode * 

Island — receipts from town council 1779 0008 

resolution of town on financial state of country 1779 01048 

valuation of town of Providence , 1779 1 

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depredations of troops on orchards, and gardens — vote 

of town council and address to General Gates 1779 0ft09 

address of town to General on leaving command of 

the armj in this department no date Mtn 

reply of General Sullivan no date oisei 

beacon on the hill — appointment of committee to order 

when it be fired no date 01S6S 

appointment of warden to rig the kettle, etc. no date oiaes 

privateer — memorandum of clothes the town had for 

E. Bowen's men no date oiaM 

RaphflOdy — addressed to his love bj no date 01165 

Rhoshock — request of Samuel Winsor to exchange land 

on west side of Rhoshock for common land 1700 O686 

Rhjrnie — effusion by 1693 067i 

Riot — power of President and Assistants to quell no date 013S4 

petition of town to General Assembly regarding riotous 

actions of William Harris etal. 1667 0168 

petition of town to Governor and Council regarding 

riotous actions of William Harris et aL 1668 0174 

request of Shadrach Manton to town for instructions in re 1668^ 0175 

petition of town to General Assembly for directions in 

a case proposed no date 01065 

a postscript to General Assembly showing acts of Messrs. 

Carpenter and Harris and praying their restraint no date OISII 

Capt. Fenner et ai. arrested and sent to Newport on 

charge of riot against the King^s Majesty no date oisil 

River — lands north of ** river that runneth down by north- 
em end of Wansokut hill,'* given on tenure of defend- 
ing title against Mendon or Massachusetts men 1707 

that runneth by the north part of Wonsocket hill — 

bound of land granted Richard Arnold et aL 1707 

bound of highway district 1758 0676 

Angeirs river — a bound on road to Voluntown 1752 06M 

Aspotucket river — land sold to Henry Fowler by Richard 

Bullock 1656 004 

Chepachet river — highway to Woodstock via 17x0 0604 

land about a mile east from — sold to William Steere 17 15 0707 

Crookfall river — layout of land on east side 1683 0406 

Little river '* this side Wasquadomset*' — request of 
Richard Arnold to exchange land there for com- 
mon land 1691-2 0557 
f Mashapaug river — one share of meadow land excepted 

in deed from Richard Harcourt to William Field 1651 0I8O 

petition of William Arnold regarding land 1659 oios 

Merrimac river — mentioned in bounding Colony of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay no date 01856 

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River 

Moosup river — point in bound between Providence 

and Warwick west of Seven-Mile Line »704-S <>««* 

bound in layout of a highway no date 01177 

Moshassuck river — lands on sold to Roger Williams 1639 OMI 

mentioned as •* Wooshe" by Roger Williams in copy 

of initial deed 1661 oi»o 

bound of land at Louisquisset laid out to John Whip- 
ple 166 I 018» 
** Moshawsuck " east bound of proposed perpetual 

common 1685 0460 

grant of right to exchange land on south side near 

Louisquisset for common land to Edward Smith 1690-91 0543 
share of John Throckmorton in meadow on north 

side 1709 0676 

■'Moshawset** — charge of felonious acting with 

sheep 1709 0681 

point in bounds of highway districts 1752 0966 1754 0978 

deed by town council of land formerly property of 

Thomas Waters no date 0l]S«4 

Neutaconkanut river — layout to William Harris of land 

in valley on north east side 1667 0167 

Pascoag river — devise of land near **Paskhoag river" 1755 0988 
Pa wtucket river — bound in deed of Sachems to Roger 

Williams — *• river and fields of Pawtukqut" 1639 09ftl 

land sold to Henry Fowler 1656 094 

bound in Caujaniquant's deed to town 1659 0938 

bound in Aiaquaonitt's deed to town 1659 09S6 

request of Thomas Arnold, Sr., for leave to exchange 

land 1670-71 0199 

lease of land near former residence of William Black- 
stone — south side— Whipple to Balcom 1679 0881 
layout of intercolonial road 1684 0433 
layout of land on Potuket river to John In man 1685 0400 
referred to in Stephen Arnold's protest 1686-7 0489 
bound of land between it and Inman's Purchase 

granted by Proprietors to Richard Arnold et aU \*itfi o646 

point in bounds of highway districts 1752 0966 

bound of Providence Plantations no date 01878 

Pawtuxet river — lands ranging to — sold to Roger 

Williams by Sachems 1639 09«l 

point of reference in bounding Pawtuxet Purchase 1640 08 0984 
agreement for impropriation of meadows 1650 037 

Harcourt's share of meadow reserved 165 1 0139 

award of arbitrators concerning lands north of 1657 0134 

bound in deeds of Aiaquaonitt and Caujaniquant . 1659 0985 

deed of land to the south — Wickenden to Smith 1661 0I8I 

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River — Pawtuxet 

south bound of MeshanUtuck 1677-8 OIM 

point in running boandarj line 1677 ^MU(5 as57 

Court of Royal Commissioners' line to run thither 1677 061S 

element in fixing bound of Providence and Pawtuxet 1682 
referred to in Stephen Arnold's protest 1686-7 

Panhungansett a branch 1704-5 06«6 

southernmost bduod of Plantation 1707 0649 

• Daniel A.bbott'8 proposition in re Pawtuxet line 1708 0670 

Thomas Feoner's petition to Proprietors in re Paw- 
tuxet line 1708 
extension of Seven-Mile Line thither 1710 < 
point In bound of highwaj district 1752 
bound of Plantation no date oins 
land on said river — Nathaniel Waterman's rateable 
estate no date oiiM 
Pequot river — ** Pecut river" a bound in first charter 1643 OS 
Pocasset river — award of arbitrators regarding lands 

east of Pauchaset river 1657 ^^^ 

line between Providence and Pawtuxet, near Paucbas- 

sett river 1668 0688 

land laid out west of Pauchaset river 1682 

rateable estate east and west of Pauchaset river 1686 

line between Providence and Pawtuxet men carried 

near unto Pachaset river 1708 

action for land on west side Pochaset river 1719 0770 

highway and grant of land on west side of Pauchasit 

river ^ 1747 0787 

meeting of Proprietors of land on west 84de of Pau- 
chasit river 1746 and 1747 0787 
Pauchac river — bound of highway district 1751 
Pauchaset river — bound of highway district 1752 
crossing of Pochaset — point on road to Voluntown 1752 064S 
Peshaseti Pesheak, and Pochaset bound of highway 

diiAricts 1754 0078 

land above Pachasft river — Nathaniel Waterman's no date 0118IS 
rights on west side of Pachesset river of Widow Mary 

Harris no date Oliso 

lands of Stephen Arnold east and west of Pachaset 

river no date 01078 

rights of Thomas Field above Pochasett river no date 01810 

Punhunganset river — highway laid out thither 1709-10 0680 

Rotenburg river — bound of highway district 1758 0878 

Salt river — great — bound in Ossamequin's deed to Wil- 
liam Arnold 1645 000 
award regarding Pawtuxet lands to the west 1657 ^^^ 
below Pawtucket falls — east bound of Indian fieM 1687 0871 



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/?itrer — Salt 

or harbor — layout of retaliation land to the west 1732 OMl 

vote of Proprietors concerning warehouse lots 1747 0968 

flats granted by Pro{>rietor8 to town for jaQ lot 1752 0909 

Seekonk river — where Thomas Patey^s body was found 1695 0574 
bound of highway district 1751 09tt9 0968 1752 0966 1754 ^^8 
West river— Gregory Dexter's report regarding lands on 

north skle of - 1681-2 0865 

Jonathan Whipple's reply to Gregory Dexter^s report 1682 0369 

bound of highway district 17^ 0978 

deed by town council of land over against mouth of no date oi«94 

Woonasquatucket river — land on Wanasquatukyut river 

sold by Indian Sachems to Roger Williams ^ 1639 0991 

land on river Wanas sold by Roger Williams to irst . 

settlers no date 0190 

Wanasquatuckett river— a point of reference in 

bounds betwten Providence Common and Paw- 

tuxet Purchase 1640 09 1682 O86O 1686-7 0489 1708 0668 0670 

1710 0696 
layout of land to Thomas Angell 1648 oil 

land on Aspotucket river sold to Henry Fowler 1656 094 

Wenasketucket — bound of land laid out to John Whip- 
ple, Sr. 1667 0165 
land on east side of a branch of Wenasketucket river 

laid out to Thomas Roabarde 1667 0167 

line authorized to be run from head of nver by Court 

of Royal Commissioners 1677 ^^^^ 

warrant to call town meeting concerning line from 

head of river 1677 0955 0257 

vote of town regarding report on line to head of 1678 0248 

grant of right to William Smitli to exchange land on 

west side of 1691 0543 

relation of river to Seven-Mile Line — report to Pro- 
prietors 1707 0649 
salt marsh formerly of John Throckmorton 1709 0676 
request of William J. Harris to exchange land on 

south side 17 10 0689 

petition regarding bridge at frve-acre wading^ place 1735-6 0746 

petition regarding bridge at Chalkstone wading place 1735-6 0744 
warrant for town meeting to consider payment for 

bridge » 735-6 0745 

Naspotucket river mentioned in bound of highway 

district 1752 0966 1754 0978 

bound in layout of land to no date oi»l7 

Bobln's Ran — request to exchange land for common 

land 1685 0453 

request for land on Robin's brook 1689 0533 

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RobiH*s Rum 

petition for highwaj to town hy way of no date •ISU 

Rochester — where was held the general quarter session of 
Justices of the Peace of Rhode Island, King's Pror- 
ince and Providence Plantations 1688 M»l 

letter from Major Richard Smith in Rochester to Captain 

William Hopkins concerning defective returns 1688 osm 

Bock— upon the shore against Thomas Field's house- 
bound ot shore to be reserved 1703-4 
llipse's to west of Pauchasset river on line between 

Providence and Pawtuxet 1706 

stone at Mashapogue — stated bound between Providence 

and Pawtuxet 1711-13 

great rock at Barnes' comer on road to Voluntown 1753 

by the brook— on road to Volun town 1753 

long stone at B. Angell's comer on road to Voluntown 1753 06M 
on shore of Seekonk river at high water mark — bound 

of highway leading to salt water 1753 08St 

great rock at Pawtucket river side — terminus of pro- 
posed fence in the Neck no date 0lS9l 
Bmuiet — house, house lot, and land beyond the rannet 

with all the common 1649 OSS 

Salem* Mass. — letter to town of Providence from Joshua 

Verin at 1650 MS 

Sale of liand— Edward Manton^s house lot at Seekonk 

to Robert Morris 1648 016 no date Oisoo 

Adam Gooding to Richard Osborne 1648 osi 

William Burrows to Thomas Arnold 1655 000 

Edward Inman's offer to town before selling to others 1685 0461 

see Deed 

Salt Works — on estate adjoining the Ferry — return 

made by Moses Brown 1799 ooio 

Scandal — reports against George Wright cleared no date 01004 

Scattappe — mention of deed of confirmation by 1677 0S64 1678 0S66 

1686-7 0480 
School — request of John Whipple, Jr., that a grant of pur- 
chase right for school be fulfilled ^^3-4 0418 
petition of Gideon Comstock et al. for leave to build 

a school house on west side of river 1751 08S1 

flats in front of west end of school-house lot granted 

by Proprietors to town for jail 1753 0000 

men elected to have care of town school house 1754 0076 

lease of town school house by committee to Stephen 

Jackson 1754 0074 

rent ordered applied to repairs 1754 0074 

agreement of Joshua Spooner to build school house on 

east side of great bridge 17^ 

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School 

report of committee on regulations for keeping schools 

in proprietory school houses 1785 0913 

vote of Proprietors granting temporarily to town the use 

of their part of brick school house 1785 0914 

arithmetical exercises and rules no date oilM 

School-Master— request of William Turpin that the grant 
of a parcel of land for benefit of a schoolmaster be 
laid out 1684-5 0444 

warrant in vagrancy to remove Daniel Chubb to Ports- 
mouth 1747 0789 
appointment of Stephen Jackson by committee for town 1754 0074 
Scitaate — vagrant Phebe Thornton sent from said town 

and returned thither 1747 0788 

warrant to remove Susannah Duncan, vagrant, thither 1747 0790 
petition that Providence unite with Scituate in laying 

out road along Seven-Mile Line 1748 0791 

line the bound of a highway district 1752 0O66 

Scoats in Indian War— matters concerning them re- 
ferred by town meeting to council of war 1677 0947 
to be paid out of money devoted to buying books of 

record 1677 o»47 

commission to captains issued by order of council of war 1697 0581 

list of captains of bands of ten men each 1697 0581 

orders of council of war for organizing bands no date 01995 

Sea Laws or Liaws of Oleron — in force in Providence 

Plantations no date 0I888 

Seal of tlie Province ordered to be an anclior no date oiaas 
seal of ivory presented by William Dyer adopted no date 01084 

cases of use no date 01096 no date 01084 1648 019 

SecJ of John Usher — Receiver General under Andros 1688 0594 
Sealer of Weights and Measures, see Weights and Measures 
Search warrant for stolen groods 1727 0799 1741 0704 

Secotunconu^ — location of Gideon Crawford's farm 1715-16 0708 
Secretary of Gov* Andros —John West 1687 0519 0519 

Secretary of State— John Warner, SecreUry of General 

Assembly, signs proclamation concerning gold mines 1648 019 
of mainland towns — John Greene, Jr., ** Recorder," cer- 
tifies copy of record 1651 053 
signs letter to bring about reunion of four towns 1652 067 
John Coggeshall, Secretary of General Council, signs 

proclanuition regarding Bacon's Rebellion 1676-7 0946 

R. Ward certifies action of House of Magistrates on re- 
port of committee to divide town of Providence 173 1 01055 
Thomas Ward, Secretary of House of Magistrates, certi- 
fies record and issues warrant to notify Warwick and 
Providence of petition to set off town of Pawtuxet 1750 O8I8 

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Secretary of State 

Thomas Ward, Secretary of Colony, certifies act of Leg- 
islature levying rates 1758 
Henry Ward, Secretary of Colony, certifies to action of 
House of Magistrates in re petition concerning es- 
tate of Henry Carder 1768 01035 
Samuel Eddy, Secretary of State, certifies to copy of 

record im re division of town of Providence 181 1 01065 

see Recorder General 
Secretary at Boston— Edward Rawson summons Na- 
thaniel Dickens to appear before County Court in 
Boston 1650 088 

Secretary of House of Magistrates, see Secretary 
of State 
see Recorder General 
Seekonk — place of payment of Indian corn for a piece of 
fustian purchased of Robert Morris by Christopher 
Hawzhurst 1645 05 

evidence concerning sale of Eklward Manton^s house lot 

to Robert Morris 1648 oie no date oiMO 

notice of apprehended attack by Dutch and Indians to be 

sent thither no date 0lM4 

letter reciting Joseph Torry*s removal from Seekonk to 

Providence 1659 0109 

charge for journeys to Seekonk in town treasurer's re- 
port no date 01067 
Sekeeseckatt — land westward given to Obadiah Brown 

by John Brown 1693 0571 

Selectmen of town under Andros— powers conferred 

upon them by town 1687 0517 

election of selectmen 1687 <MMMB 0517 

rate listo signed by selectmen 1688 0581 0588 

Sergeant General— duties no date 01335 1648 018 

resolution offered by Robert Williams to prevent in- 
trenching upon town liberties no date 01874 
Alexander Partridge elected 1648 018 
Richard Knight^ to whom warrant was issued to arrest 

Nicholas Power and Hugh Bewitt 1649 081 

issues warrant to deputies to provide for General As- 
sembly and General Court of Trials 1653 061 
letter to Mr. Field about money due from town 1679 ^^'^ 
Hugh Bewitt— elected at Warwick 1651 058 
execution directed to him in Almy vs. Smith 1653 068 
warrant to warn Providence and Warwick to elect com- 
missioners to Assembly, etc. 1652 068 1653 070 
warrant issued to him to notify Providence and War- 
wick to consult and inform Agent in England of 
their wishes 1653 06« 
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Strgtant Gemeral 

James Rogers — gives notice to town of Providence of 

elections 1660 0106 0109 oils x66i 0119 1661-2 oiss 

1662 OlM 0180 1662-3 0194 1663 0131 0138 0141 0145 

1664 0146 0150 1665 0155 1665-6 0158 1667 0104 1670 0180 
0184 167 1 0199 0802 0800 1 67 1-2 0800 1672 0810 1676 0889 

letters demanding monej due for services from town 
of Providence 1661-2 0183 1662 0185 1664 0149 0151 

1665 0154 0157 no date 01314 

writ issued to — Arnold vs, Reape 1674 0880 

Edmund Calverlej gives notice to town of Providence 

regarding elections 1670 0188 1674 0817 1679-80 O888 0895 
1682-3 ^^^'^ ><^3 <^^^ 1683-4 M*l 1684-5 0446 1685 0456 

letter bj — enclosing copies of Acts of General As- 
sembly 1680 0817 

writ — Price vs. Bennett — issued to Calverley 1684 0488 0489 

gives notice to town of Providence to warn jurors to 
attend General Court of Trials 1687 ^^ 

Thomas Fry gives notice to town of Providence regard- 
ing elections 1677 0856 1679 0878 0883 1689-90 0536 
1690-91 0539 

mittimus issued to Fry to confine Samuel Winsor in 
Colony prison 1678 0867 

Charles Tillinghast gives notice to town of Providence 

regarding elections 1691 0549 1691-2 054l 

writ issued to Tillinghast in Aylsworth vs, Inman 1691 0555 

Pray vs, Hayden 1691 0550 

Jenckes vs, Boorman 1691 0545 0646 

town sergeant's report to — Jenckes vs, Boorman 1691 0547 

Serfireanty Town, see Town Sergeant 

Servant — provision of Bulk of Laws no date 01338 01333 

sold for a term — Joanna Carisbolt in New York 1756 01008 

query of Privy Council of England regarding the num- 
ber and condition of servants in Colony no date 01194 
Sewer — petition of Elisha Arnold et al. to town for a vote 
on question of compelling each house owner on east 
side of street to conduct overflow water from his 
cellar by subterranean passage into the river 1735-6 0743 
Sheep — agreement of town regarding rams 1639 01 
bill against town for sheep killed for soldiers per magis- 
trate's order 1679-80 0894 
destroyed by red and gray foxes 1734 0781 
memorandum of sheep skins with wool on 1744 0779 
memorandum 1750 0813 
price no date 01318 
Indian captives sold for sheep no date 0I888 
the account of who had the mutton that was killed no date 01808 
see Tax Returns 

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Sheldon's Ditch — point in road to Voluntown 1752 
Sheriff of Colony— Francis Pope — warrant and service 

relating to election 1703 

William Coddington — warrant to relating to election 1706 
Nicholas Lange — writ issued to — Proprietors of West- 

connaug vs, Joseph Williams 1707 066I 
bonds of John Whipple given to Lange to appear and 

answer an action of Burlingame vs. Whipple 1709 0683 
Sheriff of County — Thomas Rice grants commission to 

deputy sheriff Richard Waterman 1743 077« 

Sheriff — Deputy — James Dexter certifies to copy of writ 1707 065i 

warrant issued to Dexter to warn council meeting 1710 O688 

John Angell — writ issued to — Hammond vs. Thornton 1713 0706 

Robert Currie — warrant to seize timber issued to 1719 0779 

warrant to warn town council meeting issued to 1722 07I8 

warrant vs. Comstock et al. for assault issued to 1725-6 0889 

William Potter — warrant to warn town council meeting 1726 07»8 

Richard Waterman — commission to from sheriff of county 1743 0778 

Mart. Seamans serves warrant for charging excessive 

prices 1777 0888 0889 0890 0891 0898 0893 0894 0895 

Shipment of goods to Barbadoes — letter of advice 1662 0189 
Shipwreck — town treasurer's report of money paid on 

account of 1652 077 

Shipyard at Fox hill — Proprietors' records 1746 078S 0988 

petition for highway round Fox hill to shipyard 1747 0785 0988 

Skins — memorandum relating to Daniel Whitaker and 

some sheepskins with wool on 1744 0779 

suit for value of skins — John Throckmorton vs. Edward - 

In man no date 01189 

Slave — letter from Thomas Field relating to purchase of 

Indian no date 01087 

entered in inventory of Hay ward Smith 1771 010S8 

query by Privy Council of England concerning number 

and condition in Colony no date 01194 

see War --King Philip's 
Williams^ Roger 
Sloop — with which Providence Williams cleared the town 1676 0884 
about five or six cord (burthen) rateable estate of Jos- 
eph Jenckes no date oiios 
Small Pox — at Newport — nofice of affecting General 

Court of Trials 1690-91 0889 

cases in General Court of Trials deferred 1691 0549 

warrant for town meeting to consider building house of 

detention for patients 1739 078l 

on privateer snow Reprisal — bills against town for 

services and supplies — Jeremiah Field 1748 0798 

John Hoyle 1748 0808 

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Small Pox — bills against town for services and supplies 

George Law 1748 080S 

Henrjr Paget 1748 0704 

Dorothjr Rupelly 1748 0796 

Margaret Tinnjr 1748 0705 

on sloop Sally and MoUjr — committee to inspect 1751 08M 

protest of Capt. Joseph Turpin et al. against being de- 
tained on board ship with a sick boy 1752 066 
warrant to warn town meeting to prevent its introduc- 
tion 1752 0884 
ordinance of town to prevent introduction 1752 0885 
order for warrant to warn town meeting concerning pest 

house 1752 0885 

vote of town council to take possession of property of 
Benjamin Briggs, deceased, in reimbursement of ex- 
penses cansed by his sickness so far as they will go 1753 0847 
payment of town treasurer for building pest house 1754 0008 

George Law elected overseer of pest house 1754 0075 

warrant to summon Joseph Seewer to show why he 
should not pay charges to town of his having small 
pox 1758 0878 

protest of Archibald Weir against being forced to pay 
expense caused by his apprentice having small pox 
in the hospital 1764 OIOM 

8 mithfield — Warrant to remove Gaphorn Holding va- 
grant thither 1748 0798 
line — bound in highway district 1752 0066 1754 0078 
Soceslcut— farm of Gideon Crawford there located 1715-16 0708 
SockanOBSet — petition of John Dexter for a highway from 

his land at Scoakanoxit to a public road 1719-20 0718 

Soconanoco — Indian sachem mentioned in deed by Ossa- 

mequin to William Arnold 1645 OOO 

Solicitor General — Edmund Calverly signs proceedings 

against Samuel Winsor for contempt of authority no date 01168 
Spermaceti works — estate adjoining the ferry — return 

made by Moses Brown 1779 0010 

Spring ~ at head of Sassafras cove 1640 08 0084 1659 0101 

1668 0688 1682 0360 

St* AltianSy HertfordBiiire, England ~ a note relat- 
ing to bequest by James Field of St. Albans to John 
Field of Providence no date Olios 

Stampers — reference to way over Providence river 1747 0O68 

State House — record of town meeting there held 1780 01049 

*• Stayed and went not away *• — list of such as 

remained in Providence during King Philip* s war 1676 0884 
Stocky common — (town treasury), see Town Stock 
Stocks (implement of punishment), see Town Stocks 

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strangers not accepted bj town council as in- 
habitants — how treated 165 1 0357 

persons harboring such — how treated no date 011S5 

see Inhabitant 
Street, see Highway 
Sngar-honse — interest of Hajrward Smith — inventory 1771 MOSS 

bound of real estate no date Msss 

SolliTan, Genera!, see Revolution 
Supreme Court, see Jurors 

Surinam — where mutinjr on brigantine occurred — pre- 
sentment no date 01S55 
Surrender of charter, see ^uo Warranto 

Surveyor of boards, timber, etc — list of men elected 1754 0975 
Surveyor of cattle, see CattU 
Surveyor of Highway, see Highway 
Surveyors to lay out conunon lands ~ Thomas Hai^ 

ris 1667 0165 0106 0107 

discretion granted regarding Phebe Place's lot 1682 oaos 

Thomas Olney — layout of land made by him 1668 0179 1684 04M 
1685 045S 0405 
record of election 1687 OBOt 

Thomas Olney, Jr. — vote of town relating to his layout 

to Thomas OInejr, Sr. 1670 0186 

John Whipple, Jr. — bill against town for services 1672 0918 

William Hopkins — layout of land no date OliMS 1683 04«l 1685 

0400 

Arthur Fenner— layout of land 1677 0000 1689 0534 

record of election 1687 oooo 

Samuel Wilkinson — appointed to lay out lands granted 

on condition of defending frontier 1707 

Thomas Fenner appointed to lay out lands granted on 

condition of defending frontier 1707 

Daniel Abbott— layout of land 17320041 

Surveyor — Town, see Town Surveyor 
Svansamt — land laid out to John Greene in a valley on 

the path thither 1667 0106 

Swamp — conflicting claims of Epenetus Olney and Sam- 
uel Winsor to a swamp on small brook i^^'S 0^45 
land of Thomas Field in the swamp — rateable estate no date oiios 
01888 

land of Stephen Harding, in swamp — rateable estate no date oiiun 

Cedar swamp — at Woonsocket — query regarding its 

being common 1680 0881 

request for layout of land there 1682 0875 
Great swamp — sale of land therein — Thomas Walling 

to Gregory Dexter 1662 0188 

layout of land to Epenetus Olney ordered recorded 1670 0181 

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Stvamf — Great 

at head of Benjamin Hearnden's house lot i68^ 0489 

highway leading to bound of land laid out to Thomas 

Patey 1685 04e5 

land of John Throckmorton 1709 0676 

John Greene's swamp — bound of proposed perpetual 

common 1685 0460 

Joshua's swamp — part of estate of Samuel Winsor 1687 0510 

Lawrence Wilkinson's swamp — next to Roger Williams' 

six-acre lot 1686 0483 

Long swamp — on way to Richard Hawkins — layout of 

land therein to Zachariah Rhodes 1667 0167 

Spruce swamp — bound of highway district 1754 W^* *7S7 ^^* 
1758 0878 
request of Thomas Roberts for two shares of meadow 
on north side no date 01205 

Swimming place for cattle passing the river at 
Weybosset — petition to reserve land on town 
side for 1703-4 O6O8 

petition to reserve land on Weybosset side 1704 0613 

Swine — overseers of killing — how appointed — powers 

and duties no date 01338 

complaint of Samuel Winsor et al. to town about dam- 
age by swine 1682 0376 
order of town regarding swine found on common with* 

out yoke and ring 1682 0379 

John Sheldon's opinion regarding swine upon common 1684 0497 
memorandum regarding hogs 1693 ^''^ 

petition of Richard Waterman et al, fur town order reg- 
ulating or preventing the keeping of swine on the 
common (lands) 17 10- 11 0697 

petition of Benjamin Waterman et al. for town order 

regulating the keeping of swine on common (lands) 1733 0740 
petition of Richard Knight el al, against town act regu- 
lating the keeping of swine on common (lands) 1734 074S 
petition of John Wanton el al. for town act regulating 

the running at large of swine in the town 1745 0780 

order of town that swine be kept within fence no date 01077 

petition of John Field that town regulate keeping of 
swine upon common (lands) detailing troubles that 
have arisen from not so doing no date 01363 

Tanyard — Mr. Belknap's — near the Stampers 1747 0068 

Tavern — order to John Whipple to answer for contempt 

in keeping contrary to law no date 01933 

bond to keep —John Whipple. Jr. 1682 0373 

John Whipple 1687 0501 

Jabez Westcott 1752 0841 

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Tavern — bond to keep 

John Hojrie 1757 €67S 

Noah Mason 1762 OlMS 

form of bond to keep no date 01M4 

letter regarding the keeping of tavern bjr John Whipple, 

stating pleasure of Gov. Andros 1687 0518 

license to keep issued to John Whipple 1687 0519 1688 05S1 

to Daniel Abbott no date 01367 

memorandum of tavern charges on training daj 1689 0585 

memoranda of tavern charges no date 01087 

list of keepers 1750 0819 1752 0965 

at sign of ** The Buck" on Plainfield road — certificate 

of its popularity 175 1 oeS5 

liability of keepers for harboring small-pox patients 175a 0885 

petition for license to Jacob Hartshorn in preference to 

Samuel Westcott 175a 

for license to John Anthony Angell 1753 

for license to Mr. Magill — letter to town council from 

John Dunwell 1757 oioil 

for license for Stephen Wright to keep 1757 01089 

by members of Presbyterian congregation that Samuel 
Westcott have license to keep near the meeting- 
house 1757 01091 
for license for John Thomas to keep no date 01845 
license money — committee appointed to inquire into its 

condition 1753 0967 

license money — account of Nicholas Tillinghast with 

town council 1757 01018 

letter of Thomas Olney, Assistant, to deputies of Provi- 
dence, regarding non-enforcement of law against 
selling sack and other liquors without license no date 01157 
Tax — part of resolution regarding rate of eleven pounds 

for house rent, sergeant's wages, and other debts 1678 0807 

order of town that rate-payers bring in account of their 

estates 1679 0974 0978 

letter from Roger Williams to Daniel Abbott regarding 

copies of rates 1680 0807 

protest of Abigail Dexter, widow, against being taxed 
for rent and sergeant's wages because she has no 
vote in town meeting 1681 0848 

grant of exemption to all widows from being rated to 

pay house rent and sergeant's wages 1681 0848 

considerations touching rates presented by Roger Wil- 
liams 1681 
memoranda concerning rates 1683-3 ' 
request by Thomas Field that town look after rate for- 
merly collected and not lose its share ^^4*5 <^*^ 

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Tax 

order of town that town council assess a rate 1687 06M 

memorandum of prices allowed for Indian corn, rye, 

beef, pork, and butter received in payment 1687 0616 

notice of town meeting to order tax levy for support of 

** His Majesty's Government" 1687 06«9 

order of John Usher, Treasurer and Receiver General, 
to commissioner and selectmen of Providence to 
make a rate 1688 OSM 

request of House of Deputies for information regard- 
ing towns neglecting to pay colonial taxes 1696 057t 
letter from Court or House of Magistrates to House of 

Deputies regarding colonial taxes not collected 1696 057t 

commission to collectors — from General Treasurer 1705 0631 

prices allowed for wheat, rye, Indian corn, barley, oats, 

wool, in payment 1705 0631 

warrant to call town to make town rate 1707-8 0659 

petition of appraisers for repayment of sum overtaxed 1708 0666 

petition of collector for money due him from town for 

rates of persons who had left town 1710-11 0699 

warrant from General Treasurer to town clerk relating 

to assessment of colony tax 1744 0949 

warrant warning town meeting to levy town tax 1752 0964 

warrant warning town meeting to consult regarding 

rate 1756 0999 

act of General Assembly levying rates 1758 0876 

engagement of Deputy Governor, Assistants, and Dep- 
uties from Providence to use their influence in favor 
of town's payment of back taxes provided no more 
unjust taxation be made 1778 0905 

petition of mechanics and laborers in Providence for 
proper apportionment of State tax and abatement 
of quota of town in tax ordered 1778 0904 

petition of town against unjust apportionment of State 

taxes 1778 0900 0901 

town treasurer's return of abatement of rates no date 01067 

memorandum of names and rates and poll money no date oisia 

letter from Weston Clarke (Clerk of Assembly) to town 
regarding collection of overdue colony tax from 
town no date 01079 

petition of Roger Williams that the business of the 

rate paid by so many already, be finished no date 01099 

letter from Recorder (Weston Clarke) to House of 
Deputies concerning remissness of towns regard- 
ing Colony tax no date 0136S 
message from House of Deputies to House of Magis- 
trates concerning a rate no date 0l»43 

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Tax Assessor— lists 167 1 oms 1679 <>>70 ^"^^ i^^ <^308 09o» 

1680-81 0331 1684 0440 0441 1687 05^0 ^517 1688 0531 0ft3S 
1698 058S 170a 0609 1720 0976 1744 0777 1754 ^75 
no date 01346 
Daniel Abbott's request to town for payment of ex- 
pense 1680 0308 
bill of Daniel Abbott for feet 1686 0460 
commissioner appointed to join with selectmen of towir 

as assessors 1687 0507 
order of town that council assess a tax 1687 0508 
notice to townsmen to make returns of ratable estates 1703 0608 
warrant warning town meeting to choose 1703 O6O6 
petition to town for rebate to correct mistake in overtax- 
ing Timothy Carpenter 1708 0663 
Tax Collector — makes report of amount received from 

each tax-payer on account of a7-pound rate 1679 ^^*^^ 

reports amounts crossed and not to be received 1679 ^'^^ 

John Whipple's declination to act 1684 0411 
report of results of having no collector — and proposal 

of beneficiaries of tax rate to act 1685-6 0470 

James Bailouts receipt to Thomas Olney and William 

Olney for their part of rate 1695-6 0678 

of rate for fort and other tax notified to repair to Newport 1703 0007 
commission from General Treasurer with instructions 

relating to powers and duties 1705 0631 

elected 1754 ^^^ 

request to call town meeting to reduce fees of 1756 0871 
charge for assistance in collecting Pawtuxet's rate no date 01067 
vote of town to apply for law enabling treasurer to make 

more speedy collections from collector no date 01365 

Tax Rate Lists— a town rate of £56 5s 1650 039 

town rate of £51 1671 o«03 

town rate of £27 1679 ^''^ 
list of two rates — one for £4 -8s for payment of Joseph 
Jenckes on Colony's account — the other £7 assessed 

on town by Colony 1680 0308 

town rate per town's order £11 1680 0309 
town rate of £10 in country pay 1680-81 0331 
rate of £25 — for the Colony, £22 - los — the rest for the 

town 1684 0440 0441 

rate for support of **His Majesty's Government" by 

commissioner and selectmen £33-9s-6d. 1687 0511 
town rate to support child of Thomas Waters, pay for 

pound and other things 1687 0516 

country rate £37- 12s -3d. 1688 0531 
list of inhabitants of Providence who are rated by the 

head — taken by the commissioner and selectmen 1688 0538 

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Tax Rate Lists 
for £128 

colony — for £1,000 
of the town's part in a Colony tax 
assessed on first and fourth companies of train band 
assessed on second and third companies of train band 
valuation of the town of Providence 
a defective list 

rate of 2 pennies 3 farthings to pound 
ancient 
list of names and amounts 



1698 0582 

1705 0631 

1720 0976 

1744 0776 

1744 0777 

1779 0008 

no date 01170 

no date oiood 

no date 01064 01073 01320 

no date 01111 



Tax — Return of Ratable Estate — order of town 1679 0274 0978 
warrant from John Usher, Treasurer of New England, 
to constables and selectmen of Providence, to make 
returns to him of taxable polls and estates 
assessors^ notice to townsmen to make returns 
of Pardon Tillinghast 
Alexander Balcom 
Alexander Balcom, minor 
Joshua Clarke 



1687 0505 
1702 0602 
1667 0162 
1681 0325 
1681 0325 
168 I 0325 

Richard Phillips 168 1 0325 no date 01270 

Daniel Abbott 1686-7 0403 1687 0506 05O8 1688 0525 

JohnWalling 1686-7 0492 1687 0509 

Thomas Walling 1686-7 <^^^ i^7 <MS06 

Daniel Williams 1686-7 ^^ no date 01115 

James Angell 1687 0510 no date 01303 

Stephen Arnold 1687 0491 1688 0530 no date 01078 

Benjamin and Silas Carpenter 1687 0400 1688 0528 no date 0116I 
Samuel Winsor 1687 0510 no date 01145 

Arthur Fenner 1688 0529 no date 01167 01204 01213 01214 

Joseph Jenckes, Sr. 1688 0526 no date 01103 01174 

Joseph Jenckes, Jr. 1688 0526 

Moses Brown 1779 ooio 

valuation of town of Providence 1779 0908 



of 



John Ainsel 
John Angell 
John Arnold 
Thomas Arnold 
James Ashton 
William Austin 
James Ballou 
John Ballou 
Peter Ballou 
James Blackmar 
Daniel Brown 
Henry Brown, Sr. 



no date 01091 01171 01216 01307 

no date 01128 

no date 0118O oii85 

no date 01082 0126I 

no date 01074 01086 01265 

no date 01149 01309 

no date 01098 

no date 01128 01249 

no date 01128 01223 

no date 01128 

no date 01129 01234 01246 

no date 01220 

no date 01118 



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- Return of Ratable Estate 






Henry Brown, Jr. 




no date 01118 


John Brown 


no 


date 01071 oiioo oiiM 


Mary Burden 




no date oisoA 


Timothy Carpenter 


no 


date 01146 Olios oitss 


Joshua Clarke 




no date OISTO 


Richard Clemenoe 




no date 01164 01106 


Thomas Clemence 




no date 01188 


Samuel Comttock 




no date oiOAl 


Mary Condin 




no date 01191 


Gideon Crawford 




no date 01845 


John Dexter 




no date oii04 Olios 


Thomas Esten 


no 


date 01178 01180 oiooo 


Arthur Fenner, Jr. 




no date oii87 oiMS 


Thomas Fenner 


no 


date 01090 01167 01837 


John and Zachariah Field 




no date 01173 01860 


Thomas Field 


no 


date 01193 01819 01888 


Abraham Harding 




no date 01068 oiioi 


Israel Harding 




no date 01831 


John Harding 




no date 01831 


Stephen Harding 




no date 01108 01831 


Benjamin Hearnden 




no date 01188 01385 


John Hearnden 




no date 01183 


Joseph Hearnden 




no date 01188 


William Hearnden 




no date 01188 


Widow Hearnden 




no date oiiso 


Andrew Harris, deceased 




no date 01170 


Mary Harris 




no date 01847 


Mary Harris, widow 




no date 01139 


Thomas Harris 




no date 01164 01339 


Edward Hawkins 




no date 0118I 


William Hawkins 




no date 01 868 


William Hawkins, Jr. 




no date 01196 


Thomas Hopkins 


no 


date 01094 01188 01889 


William Hopkins 


no date Ollie 01148 01164 01991 


Edward Inman, Sr. 




no date 01007 01879 


Edward Inman, Jr. 




no date 01887 


John Inman 


no 


date 01188 01888 013I8 


George Keech 




no date 01894 


John Keese and wife 




no date 01141 01178 


Clement King 




no date 01089 


William Landers 




no date 01I88 


John MalaTery 




no date 01188 01100 


Abraham Man 




no date 01838 


Edward Man ton 


no 


date 01141 01178 01840 


Shadrach Manton 


no 


date 01141 01178 01888 


Widow Mathuson 




no date 01848 



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Tax— Return of Ratable Estate 

James Mattinson 

John Mowrj 

Nathaniel Mowry 

Epenetus Olney 

Thomas Olney 

Thomas Patey 

Ephraim Pray 

John Pray 

William Pray 

William Randall 

Johanna Reape 

Jeremiah Rhodes 

John Sayles 

John Scott, orphans of 

John Sheldon 

Timothy Sheldon 

Edward Smith 

John Smith (miller) 

Joseph Smith 

Joseph Smith and mother 

Jonathan Sprague 

John Thornton 

John Thornton and son 

Solomon Thornton 

Estate of John Throckmorton 

William Vincent 

Nathaniel Waterman 

Richard Waterman 

Benjamin Whipple 

David Whipple 

Eleazer Whipple 

John Whipple 

John Whipple, Jr. 

Jonathan Whipple 

Joseph Whipple 

Samuel Whipple 

William Whipple 

Valentine Whitman 

John Wilkinson 

Lawrence Wilkinson 

Samuel Wilkinson 

Joseph Williams 

Joseph Woodward 

memorandum of reports 
Test Act, see Revolution 

Paper Money Bank 



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Thatch — request of E. Whipple that town set a (iay for 

mowing i68i 0347 

request of William Hopkins that town take care con- 
cerning cutting 1682 0361 
consideration postponed to next meeting 1687 0502 
petition to Proprietors for regulations 1704 0617 
report of committee to Proprietors concerning time of 

mowing with recommendation regarding division 1704 O68I 

warrant warning Proprietors to meet to receive account 

of division 1706 0GS8 

return of thatch beds In Baile/s lower cove 1706 0630 

report of committee on division 1706 0640 

petition concerning common lands at Mile End Cove 

referred to committee on thatch beds 1711-12 0703 

division of right of Gideon Crawford 17 15-16 0708 

memorandum of part of a load 1744 0770 

vote of Proprietors regarding thatch on Great point 1747 0068 

Throckmorton, John— report of his former holdings 

of land 1709 0676 

Timber on Common, see Common 

Tockwotton — lot of Moses Brown there located 1779 0910 

persons from there summoned before town council in 

vagrancy proceedings 1757 01027 

Town Audit, see Audit 

Town Clerk — provision in Combination for his election 1640 o» 

duties and fees 1640 09 

committee of four appointed to inspect records after 

their recovery from Indians no date 01333 

receives notice from General Sergeant to cause town to 

prepare for election 1691-2 OMl 

Roger Williams' prayer to town that he be satisfied 

according to moderation no date oiooo 

Town Clerks — William Man signs order concerning 

administration of Edward Copers estate 1646 07 

Gregory Dexter — makes inquiry concerning false alarm 

of Indian attack 1648 014 

signs letters for use of Edward Cope*s creditors 1650 04a 

certifies to copy of bail bond 165 1 040 

issues writ of arrest — Field vs* Cotton 1651 00»3 

issues writ of arrest — Almy vs. Smith 1652 060 

takes testimony in Almy vs. Smith 1652 056 

draws bill of costs in Almy vs. Smith no date 01069 

writes letter from Providence to Warwick concerning 
appointment of commissioners to hear letters from 
Council of State of England no date 012OS 

Thomas Olney, Jr. — receives notice of opening of 

Aquidnescit to purchasers 1660 0105 

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Town C/tf r>t5 — Thomab Olnej, Jr. 

certifies copy of writ — Field vs. Cotton 1661 0023 

certifies zo^y of verdict — Field vs. Cotton 1661 0115 

witness to bond of apprenticeship 1661 0117 

letter from James Sweet protesting his innocence and 

sincerity — to be communicated to town 1662 0127 

certifies copies of the Combination 1662 02 0024 

sachem's deed of confirmation 1662 0025 

deed of Ossamequin and John Greene 1663 000 

deed and agreement concerning Pawtuxet lands 1663 0130 

award of arbitrators — Pawtuxet lands 1663 0134 

evidence in town court of trials 1663 0138 0140 

deed of Richard Parker 1663 0136 

agreement and warning — Pawtuxet lands 1663 0137 

deed of Richard Harcourt and agreement concern- 
ing lands of John Greene, Jr. 1663 0130 
evidence of Caujaniquant et ah concerning Sa- 
chem's deed of confirmation 1662 and 1665 0025 
member of committee of ex-town clerks to examine 

records af^er recovery from Indians no date 01323 

certifies copy of Sachems* deed to Roger Williams no date 0021 
Shadrach Manton — signs petition of town to General 
Assembly regarding proceedings of William Harris 
et al, 1667 0168 

signs petition to Governor and Council concerning 

riotous proceedings of William Harris et al. 1667 0174 

requests town to give instruction regarding "pres- 
entation" 166S-9 0175 
signs petition of town to General Assembly for direc- 
tions how to act no date 01085 
one of committee of ex-town clerks to examine records 
after recovery from Indians no date 01323 
John Whipple, Jr. — certifies copy of town n>eeting 

record 1670 0182 

certifies to enrollment of deed 1670 0105 

order of town for council to receive records from 1672 0200 

elected no date 01323 

list of records delivered to him by former clerk Roger 

Williams 1677 0240 

certifies to copy of act of General Assembly 1681 0359 

delivers records to town council 1682 0372 

receipt for records received from 1683 04O4 

one of committee of ex-town clerks to examine records 
after recovery from Indians no date 01323 

John Smith — certifies to copy of town order concern- 
ing records 1672 0209 
refuses to act as clerk because meeting is illegal 1676 0231 

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Town C/^r>5— John Smith 

one of committee of ex-lown clerks to examine 
records after recovery from Indians no date 01383 

Daniel Abbott — chosen for one meeting in place of 

John Smith 1676 0331 

certifies to copy of writing In his office 1679 0633 
makes request to town for leave to enter certain deeds 

and layouts of land upon the records 1679 0270 

certifies copy of layout of land to Thomas Clemence 1680 0310 

certifies to enrollment of consent to a marriage 1680 osoi 
presents to town desire of Walter Clarke for record 

of a deed 16S0 0310 

attests copy of record of town meeting 1680 0341 
issues notice to Thomas Cooper to appear before town 

council and answer charges 168 1 0033 
issues summons in vagrancy against Thomas Cooper 1681 0340 
as clerk pro /em — attests copy of record of town 
meeting 1687 0307 
Roger Williams — elected 1676 0334 
list of records delivered by Williams to John Whip- 
ple, Jr., the new clerk 1677 o»40 
Joseph Williams — for one meeting, in absence of town 

clerk 1683 0300 
Thomas Olney — received the records 1683 0404 
signs letter to Rehoboth from town concerning inter- 
colonial highway 1684 0433 
attests record of layout of land to Andrew Harris 1684 0433 
copies rate list 1684-5 0440 
attests record of layout of land to Thomas Patey 1685 ^^'^ 

1686-7 0465 no date 0173 
election 1687 0503 1691 0643 
certificate regarding exchange of real estate 1693 ^^^"^ 
certificate regarding taking up estray 1693 ^^l 
issues writ — Hawes vs. Field 1700 0607 
attests copy of record of town meetings 1705-6 0633 
attests record of deed from Proprietors 1707 0645 
copies commission by General Assembly to commit- 
tee of vigilance 1707 0646 
attests copy of town order regarding bounds of Plan- 
tation 1707 0655 
attests copy of agreement of town and John Whipple 1708 0665 
attests copy of record of marriage and birth 1708 0666 
makes report of John Throckmorton's holdings of land 1709 0676 
attests acceptance of a highway by town 1709-10 0634 
attests record of bond to Proprietors 1711-12 0704 
attests tecord of agreement regarding bounds — Paw- 
tuxet with Providence 17 11- 12 0705 

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Town Clerks —Thomti^ Olncj 

writes letter to Governor Andros from town in re 

Anne Waters, wife of Thomas no date 01057 

attests records of bond of Pawtuxet purchasers no date 0008 

Richard Waterman — certifies copjr of record of town 

council 1 72 1-2 0715 

issues warrant to warn town meeting 1735-6 0745 1736 0751 

1739 0761 076» 1750 0956 1752 0884 0964 
receives warrant from General Treasurer regarding 
Colony tax 
Nicholas Tillinghast — issues warrant to warn town 
meeting 1755 0867 1756 0999 

**G. Brown for Clerk" attests vote of town meeting 
delivers records to town^s committee 
James Angell — receives records from town's committee 
Daniel Marsh — Deputy Clerk attests drawing of 

jurors 
Theodore Foster certifies copy of records in r$ council 
of war 
certifies copy of valuation of town 
signs address to General Gates 
attests copy of vote of town regarding superfluous 

6ffices 
attests election of deputies to General Assembly 
attests Ifsls of proxy voters 
Dwight Foster, clerk //*<> tem — town meeting to discuss 

financial state of the country 
Daniel Cooke — makes extracts from real estate records 
Nathan W. Jackson — attests resolutions of town meet- 
ing in re embargo act 
certifies to recording layout of ** Fourth Lot" 
Town Clerk of Newport ~ William Lytherland, to 

whom an answer to the town was addressed 
Town Clerk of Warwick— John Greene writes letter 
from town of Warwick to Providence regarding 
letters from Council of State of England 
John Greene, Jr., writes letter from town of Warwick to 

Providence on appointment of commissioners 
Peter Greene forwards to Providence notice of alarm 

concerning movements of Indians and Dutch no date 01844 

Edmund Calverly signs petition of town of Warwick 
to Governor (Brenton) for special General Assem- 
bly 
writes letter to town of Providence relating to petition 
to Governor 
John Potter writes letter from town of Warwick to Provi- 
dence, disavowing any differences between the 
towns 

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Town Clerk of Warwick 

Samuel Gorton issues writ — Rice V5.jabi8h Greener/ a/. 1697-8 0B8S 
Town Council — ordered chosen in towns of Colony 
no date 01338 
choice of men to be joined to the three magistrates in 1676 0834 

list of members 1676-7 0244 1682 037S 1691 0543 1738-9 0760 

1754 0975 1790 01051 no date 01393 
request for addition to number of members 1680 0306 

warrant to call town meeting to elect members 1690 053S 

form of engagement of members 1750 osio 

fine of member for non-appearance at meeting 1757 01097 

letter of Thomas OIney to deputies of Providence re- 
garding law no dale 01157 
Town Council Clerk— Richard Waterman signs pro- 
bate proceedings 1722-3 07»0 1732 0735 1736 0747 1738 0757 
075S 0759 1740 0703 1742 0763 0769 077 O 1744 0778 1746 0784 
0950 175 1 0896 1752 0899 1754 ^79 1755 0864 
signs vagrancy proceedings 1747 0788 0780 0700 1750 0810 0951 

0953 0959 0960 1752 0833 0838 1753 <^^^ ^755 <^^' 
signs highway proceedings 1748 0797 1751 0897 1752 0836 

1754 <^SM <^8^ 
signs certificate relating to bills against town for ser- 
vices in matter of small-pox on privateer snow 1748 
signs apprentice indenture on behalf of council 1749 O805 
Nicholas Tillinghast — signs high way proceedings 1755 
signs probate proceedings 1755 0981 0985 1756 0997 01007 

1757 01010 01019 01013 01090 
signs vagrancy proceedings 1756 0991 0993 0995 01009 01016 

0J093 
attests oath of Brice Nichols 1756 0089 

attests vote of town council to pay bill of Dr. Joseph 

Hewes 1756 01005 

issues warrant per order of council in re small-pox 1758 0873 

James Angell issues warrant in vagrancy proceedings 1759 01096 

signs probate proceedings 1767 01030 1771 01038 1774 01040 

George Jackson, clerk for the day, attests action of a 

council meeting in re estate of Alexander Black 1767 01039 
Silas Downer, clerk fro tem^ issues warrant in vagrancy 1767 01033 
Nathan W. Jackson certifies copy of quarantine regula- 
tions 1822 01056 
Town Council Meetings— memoranda 1749 0800 1750 O819 O814 

1752 0839 1753 0853 0971 1754 0859 0863 0976 0977 1 755 0865 
01045 1756 01009 1758 0877 1775 01045 no date 01348 01353 

Town Council President— William Burton — signs 

certificate relating to estate of Dr. Peter Marble 1742 0767 

George Brown' — issues warrant to call town council 

meeting 1750 0958 1751 0894 1753 ^^^^ <^^^ ^^^ ^79 
1755 <^^^ 1756 00<M 0994 0996 01006 

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Town Council President — George Brown 

is8ues citations in probate proceedings 1750 0058 0056 

issues summons to bring parties before council to give 
evidence in case pending 1752 0837 

John Brown issues warrant calling council meeting 1750 0807 

Henry Thompson requests meeting of council 1790 01051 

Town Council of Newport— list of members signing 
letter to Providence regarding resolution of town 
meeting 1737 O888 

Town Debt — memoranda of payments 1639 01 

letter of Richard Knight to Mr. Field asking payment 1659 0S84 

to General Sergeant James Rogers — letter demanding 

payment 1661-2 018S 1664 oi40 

to Joseph Torrey — demand by his attorney, John 

Whipple, Jr. 1672 0807 0808 

to Epenetus Olney — demand 1677 0850 

request that town pay 1679 O886 

to John Sanford, General Recorder, manner of pay- 
ment and complications thereon 1682-3 ^^^ ^^^^ ^^'^ ^^^^ 



to John Sanford — receipt for payment in money and in 

boards 1685 

to Daniel Abbott — request for payment 1686 

to John Wilkinson for sergeant's wages — request for 

payment 1686-7 ^^'^^ 

order that treasurer pay debt due Major Greene 1691 0548 

request to apply dues from constable to payment 1699 0594 

report of committee 1710-11 0701 

list reported by committee 1716-17 0708 

request by town council that town pass upon certain 

debts — opinion of town in the matter '73^ 0700 

to estate of Charles Tillinghast — warrant warning 

town meeting to consider 1743 0948 

warrant warning town meeting to consider 1750 0056 

request for payment in grant of land no date oiaoo 

Town Deputy— Thomas Harris— examines Wesuontup 

and Nanheggin 1649 O86 

takes affidavit of Richard Osborn in re John Tyler 1649 085 

receives notice of warrant issued by President 1650 088 

letter of Roger Williams to town addressed to 1650 048 

takes testimony of Henry Brown in Almy vs. Smith 1652 058 

protest of Warwick against General Assembly at Prov- 

idence, directed to Harris 1653 O8O 

issues execution Hunt t*s. Harris 1655 ooi 

binds Winsor and Field to prosecute and defend 

charges 166 1 01I8 

certifies layout of lands to William Arnold 1662 0l8e 

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Town De^fy^ThomtLS Harris 

makes statement that Joshua Winsor erred in bill 
presented no date oissn 

Robert Williams — examines Wesuontup and Nanheggin 1649 OM 
receives notice of warrant issued by President 1650 OM 

letter of Roger Williams to town addressed 1650 04S 

takes testimony regarding threats from Mass. 165 1 O6O 

letter of Samuel Gorton to 1652 064 

objected to as judge in Almyvs. Smith 1652 07» 

charges Warwick committee with disloyalty to Com- 
monwealth of England 1652 74 A 
letter of Samuel Gorton de primo 1652 09M 
protest of Warwick against General Assembly at 

Providence 1653 ®*^ 

with Thomas Olney, Town Deputy, allow bill of 
costs no date oioeo 

Thomas Olney — takes testimony regarding threats from 

Massachusetts 165 1 050 

letter of Samuel Gorton 1652 064 o»9« 

takes acknowledgements to bonds regarding proceed- 
ings in Town Court of Trials 1659 oioo 
takes testimony regarding deed of Sachems to Roger 

Williams 1660 OMi 

witness to deed of Ann Smith, widow, to town 166 1 one 

witness to bond of apprenticeship 1661 0117 

takes testimony regarding execution of deeds of 

Sachems, Caujaniquant and Aiaquaonitt 1662 oeM 

with Robert Williams, Town Deputy, allows bill of 
costs no date oiooo 

Henry Reddocke — takes testimony in case Almy vs. 

Smith 1652 05S 

presides in proceedings vs, William Foxere 1653 088 

takes deposition of Hugh Stone concerning William 

Foxere 1653 osse 

elected no date 01815 

Arthur Fcnner — presides at Town Court of Trials 1653 ^^^^ 

takes deposition of Hugh Stone concerning William 

Foxere 1653 09186 

takes testimony of George Way regarding Henry 

Fowler 1656 006 

takes testimony in case in General Court of Trials — 

Waterman et aL vs. Harrud et al. 1661 0180 

takes bonds of Winsor and Field to prosecute and 

defend charges 1661 0118 

certifies to layout of land to William Arnold . 1662 0186 

makes statement that Joshua Winsor erred in bill pre- 
sented no date 0I888 

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Town Defuty -^ KYi\\\xT F^enner 

juryman elected to serve in his stead no date 01316 

Richard Waterman issues execution Hunt vs. Comstock 1655 091 
William Carpenter witness to deed of Ann Smith, widow, 

to town 1661 0116 

John Field — jurjman in his stead elected no date 01815 

Thomas Angell — juryman in his stead elected no date 0ISI5 

Town Deputies — letter from Thomas Olney, Assistant, 

regarding laws not yet enforced no date 01157 

Town Deputy to Oeneral Assembly, see General 

Assembly — House of Deputies 
Town — DiTision of — petition of Stephen Paine et al. to 

town 1730 078» 

return to General Assembly pf committee 1731 01055 

report of committee on claims to bank money by towns 

into which Providence was divided 1733 0789 

petition of Joseph Williams et al, to General Assembly 

for set ott of a town of Pawtuxet 1750 O8I8 

vote of town appointing committee to oppose such 
petition before Legislature no date 01365 

petition of Hannah Pearce to town for counsel 1691 06a% 

agreement of Ephraim Pearce with town 1691 0551 

Town Evidence — deed from Sachems to Roger Williams 1639 OMI 
confirmation and extension by Miantonomi 1639 ^^^^ 

answer of William Arnold to suit for defacing 1650 035 

testimony of William Arnold regarding copy 1660 0981 

report on condition 1677 0854 

mention thereof 1678 0865 

granted to Roger Williams as agent for men of Provi- 
dence and Pawtuxet 1686-7 0*89 
letter of William Field regarding William Arnold 

destroying evidence no date 01898 

Town— Extra Territorial Jurisdiction — ordered 

for certain localities in the interest of justice no date 0I8S8 
Town Field, see Field 

Town llouse — witnesses summoned to appear there 1646 98 

petition of Daniel Abbott that town build one before 

boards and timber are sent out of town 1679 0886 

town meeting held therein 1737075s 

town called to meet therein 1739 0761 

Town — Intervention of— in domestic affairs of Eph- 
raim and Hannah Pearce 1691 9643 
Town — Island — special powers of local government 

given to Newport and Portsmouth no date 01096 

sec Town — Mainland 
Town — Mainland — dissensions between Mainland and 
Island towns — an humble motion to town of Provi- 
dence by Roger Williams 1648 015 

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Town — Mainland 

letter from Warwick to Providence regarding letter from 
William Dyer concerning letters and orders from 
Council of State in England 1652 069 

letter from Warwick to Providence concerning election 

of Commissioners 1653 067 

letter from Providence to Warwick concerning Com- 
missioners no date OIMS 

letter from Commissioners of Providence and Warwick no date oioes 

letter from Commissioners of Providence and Warwick 

to the Island authorities no date 0ll»7 

letter from Commissioners at Pawtuxet to the President 

pro tern no date 01)198 

letter from Ezekiel HoUiman to John Smith comment- 
ing on letter from Robert Williams to a meeting at 
Portsmouth no date Oiaos 

answers to propositions — by Commissioners assembled 

at Pawtuxet to town clerk of Newport 1653 ^^^ 

account of trouble sent from Providence to Roger Wil- 
liams, Agent in England no date OIMA 

letter from John Greene, Jr., of Warwick, to G. Dexter, 
of Providence, concerning meeting of Commis- 
sioners 1653 065 

order that Commissioners of Providence and Warwick 
meet Commissioners of Newport and Portsmouth 
to agitate for reunion of four towns no date 01IS6 

letter of Roger Williams to inhabitants of Providence 

advising pacific reunion no date oisio 

Town Meetingr — agreement concerning orderly proceed- 
ings 1647 010 

called to meet before Thomas Field's house, under a tree 

by the waterside 1676 0984 

held at the town street 1730 0788 

suggestions by Roger Williams concerning place of hold- 
ing and preservation of decorum no date 01089 
Town Meetingr — record of — 1643 04 1648 011 1654 088 1659 0188 

1661 0181 1670 0181 0186 1672 0638 1676 0881 0834 1676-7 
0834 1677 0847 1678 0847 0848 1681 0333 1682 0380 1682-3 
0887 0388 0897 1683 0307 0399 1687 0508 0507 0517 1690-91 
0543 1691 0543 1692 0560 0561 1693 ^^(64 1 752 0835 1 758 
0874 1780 01049 no date 01077 01858 01383 

Town Moderator — Roger Williams 164709 1654 088 16660341 

1676 0834 1677 0847 

Robert Williams 1648 Oil 1650 048 

Mr. Field 1659 0188 

Thomas Olney, Sr. 1661 0181 1678 0847 

John Sayles 1670 0181 

William Carpenter 1670 0186 

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Town Moderator 

Arthur Fenner 1672 oess 1676 09»84 0936 1676-7 01184 1678 0S4S 

1682 0880 1682-3 0887 0807 1683 0807 1687 0507 
John Whipple, Sr. 1676 0881 

Thomas Olney, Jr. no date OI888 

Joseph Jenckes 1682-3 0887 1683 O8OO 1691 0543 1692 0561 

1693 ^^^'^ 
Thomas Olney 16S7 05OJB 

Pardon THIinghast 1691 0543 

Stephen Arnold 1692 0560 

Town Officers — right to choose insisted on bj town 1647 00 

election ordered no dale 01337 

engagement no date 01837 

form of engagement and reciprocal obligation no date 01143 01360 
grant of powers to town officers upon Island of Aquid- 

neck no date 010O6 

see titles of the several officers of the town 
Town Pump — petition of William Hopkins et al, for 
leave to dig a well and establish a town pump on 
east side of street, near John AngelPs nail shop 1736 0750 

Town Records— see Records —Town 
Town Bight — returned as part of ratable estate of Rich- 
ard Waterman no date 01880 
Town Sergeant — provisions concerning 1648 013 
warrant to warn townsmen to try Wesuontup and 

Nanheggin addressed to 1649 087 

Thomas Walling — to whom writ Almy vs. Smith is 

issued 1652 060 

Samuel Bennett — sergeant for the daj, Thomas Wall- 
ing being absent 1652 055 
town treasurer's report of money paid to sergeant 1652 077 
writ— Field w. Cotton— issued to 1661 0083 
John Whipple, Jr. — bill against town for services 1672 0818 
debt of town for services of sergeant 1716-17 0700 
request by Roger Williams that he be paid according 
to moderation that the town's business may go on 
cheerfully no date oiooo 
town treasurer's report concerning wages no date 01067 
persons serving illegal process to be placed in custody of 

sergeant no date 01874 

commitment of Wesuontup to his custody no date 01148 

William Hawkins, in absence of town sergeant, consti- 
tuted sergeant to warn town meeting 1676 0880 
James Olney chosen 1676 0834 
George Way chosen in place of James Olney, deceased 1676-7 0884 
George Way chosen no date 01383 
warrant to warn town meeting issued to 1677 0857 1680 0315 

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Town Serjeant ^ George Waj 

order regarding an estate 1679-80 ovto 

John Wilkinson — request for paj for one year's ser- 
vice 1686-7 ^W 
Jonathan Sprague — warrant to call town meeting 

issued to 1690 0538 

Joseph Smith, juiner, chosen and refuses to act 1691 0503 

William Smith chosen in place of Joseph Smith, and 

refuses to serve 1691 0503 

John Whipple, Jr., chosen in place of William Smith 1691 0543 

warrant directed to him to call town council meeting 1691 0556 

report to General Sergeant in Jenckes vs. Boerman 1691 0647 

Mercy Burden — writ directed to 1700 0507 

John Olney — warrant to warn town meeting issued to 1703 oooo 

warrant to warn meeting of town council issued to 1705 0630 

James Dexter — writ directed to 1704 0509 O6IO 06II 

warrant to warn Proprietors' meeting issued to 1705 06S7 1707 0658 

warrant to warn town meeting issued to 1705 0627 1706 0636 0638 

1706-7 0643 1707 0654 0656 1707-8 0659 1708 0669 1710 0687 

warrant to warn meeting of thatch bed proprietors 

issued to 1706 0688 

Robert Currie — makes return of service on precept to 

seize timber 1719 0779 

warrant to call town council meeting issued to 1731 0714 

writ in bastardy proceedings issued to 1723 0721 

warrant in highway proceedings issued to 1724*25 0734 

return of service on warrant for assault and battery 1725-6 0869 
Arthur Fenner — warrant to warn Proprietors' meet- 
ing issued to 1737 0727 
William Hopkins — writ issued to 1731 0738 
John Whipple — execution directed to 1731 0734 
warrant to warn town meeting issued to 1735-6 0745 1736 0751 
Richard Waterman — makes return of service on writ 

of replevin 1738 0756 

warrant to warn town meeting issued to 1739 0761 0762 1743 0948 
makes return of service on warrant issued to con- 
stable . 1743 0774 
makes return on writ issued to constable 1743 0771 0775 
John Hoyle — return of service on warrant in vagrancy 

proceedings 1748 0792 1750 0810 0811 0816 0951 0952 0960 

1752 0838 0840 0846 0964 1 753 0852 1 756 01003 1 757 01023 
return of service of summons in probate matters 1750 0953 0959 

1754 0979 1755 0««* »757 01012 

return of service on warrants to warn town meeting 1750 0956 

1755 0867 1757 01014 

return of service on warrants to call town council 

meetings 1753 0850 0851 0958 0971 1 755 0982 

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Town Sergeant — John Hoyle 

return of service on write of notification in highway 

matters 1754 O86O no date 01366 

return of service on warrant in relation to small-pox 1758 087S 

bill for serving warrant in vagrancy 1759 01096 

Alexander Frazier — return of service of warrant and 

summons from Court of Justices 1751 0838 

return of service on warrant to call meeting of town 

council 1 75 1 0884 

return on summons to witnesses before town council 1752 0887 
return on warrant in vagrancy proceedings 1752 0838 

return on warrant to warn town meeting 1752 0884 

William Compton — return of service of warrant in va- 
grancy 1767 01083 
bill against town for warning town meeting 1768 01084 
return of service of warrant in probate matter 1774 01040 
return of service of warrant for charging excessive 

prices 1777 0897 0899 

Rufus Sprague — return of service of warrant for charg- 
ing excessive prices 1777 0896 0898 
Town Sergeant of East Greenwich —Thomas Nich- 
ols — attests copy of writ — Price vs, Bennett — 
which he is constituted deputy to serve 1684 0488 
Town Sergeant of Warwick — Samuel Wickham — 

return of service of writ — Rice vs, Greene */ ah 1697-8 0583 
Town Stock— to be disposed of by five ** disposers " 1640 08 

account of debtor and creditor 1651 051 

guns and peage to go into town stock per report of com- 
mittee 1676 0885 
Town Stocks — implements of punishment — money paid 

to Ezekiel Holliman 1639 01 

contempt of court punished by committal to stocks 1650 041 

cost to town 1756 0998 

subscription by Roger Williams for building, and offer 

to loan town what it falls short in paying no date 01184 

Town Street, see Highway 

Town Surveyor— Thomas Olney 16680178 

Daniel Abbott 1676 0834 

Arthur Fenner 1677 ^^^^ 

John Smith 1678 0847 

Town Treasurer — Hugh Bewitt— report 1652 077 

letter to treasurer from James Rodgers, demanding 

amount due i66i-a 0188 

Henry Browne — letter from General Sergeant demand- 
ing money due him from town 1664 0149 
letter from General Recorder demanding money due 

him from town no date 01851 

Valentine Whitman chosen 1676 0834 

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Pardon Tillinghast chosen 1687 050S 1691 O04S 

William Turpin — copjr of report of committee of town 

concerning bank money left with treasurer 1733 0789 

bond to treasurer on account of Felix, a negro, and 
family being admitted inhabitants 1743 0947 

Joseph Sheldon — vote of town council concerning action 

of in matter of person who died of small pox 1753 0847 

report of 1752 to 1756 0099 and OIOOO 

chosen 1754 ^'^^ 

vote of town regarding settlement of jiccounts of 1754 <MrT5 

letter and report to town concerning financial situation 1756 01008 
James Arnold — order on, in favor of Dr. Throop 1776 01048 

Thomas Harris faithfully engaged no date 01818 

— report of no date 01087 

Train Band — order of General Assembly regarding dis- 
cipline no date 01887 
order of town regarding fines of absentees 1653 088 
memorandum of tavern charges on training days 1689 0585 
part of members in watching and scouting no date 01885 
list of rates assessed on second and third companies of 

train band of town of Providence 1744 0777 

list of rates assessed on first and fourth companies of 

train band of town of Providence 1744 0778 

bill of Josiah Thornton against Colony for taking num- 
ber of inhabitants in his company in Providence 1755 0987 
bill of Charles Olney against Colony for taking number 

of people in his company in Providence 1755 0988 

list of fourth company of train band of town of Provi- 
dence no date OI88O 
form of engagement of officers and reciprocal engage- 
ment of town and Colony no date 01889 
appraisal of steer of Ephraim Pearce distrained for neg- 
lect of training no date 01848 
Treason— High and Petit— provision of Bulk of Laws no date 01889 
threats to prosecute townsmen for high treason in send- 
ing remonstrance to General Assembly no date 01811 
Treasurer Greneral — Thomas Ward — plaintiff in ac- 
tion against delinquent juror, for fine 1677 0852 
Nathaniel Sheffield issues warrant to tax collector 1705 0881 
John Gardner issues warrant to town clerk regarding 

collection of Colony tax 1744 0949 

Treasurer — Public — power and duties no date 01885 

Jeremy Clark elected 1648 018 

Treasurer and Receiver Greneral of his Majesty's 
revenues within his territory and domin- 
ion of New England— John Usher — warrant 
concerning taxes 1687 0508 1688 0589 

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Treasary, Continental — resolution of town for aiding 1779 oiois 
Tree — Oak near Mashapaug field — bound between Prov- 
idence common land and Pawtuxet purchase 1640 09 1659 Old 

1668 0633 1682 oseo 
by water side before Thomas Field*s house under which 

town meetings were held 1676 0934 

marked-point in line between Providence and Warwick 

west of Seven-Mile Line '704-5 oe%B 

Turf and Twig — Jonathan Mowry takes possession of 

lands of his father therewith i6$o-8i 0385 

Turkey — power of attorney by Susan Harris to John 
Whipple to negotiate release of William Harris from 
slavery in Turkey 1680 0319 

Twenty-five Acre Bight— how deeds are to be made to 

purchasers 1666 0341 

request that it be made full purchase right 1670 0187 0188 Oieo 

0109 0193 
request of Samuel Whipple that other rights be equalized 1685-6 0471 
vote of Proprietors for a proportionate division of com- 
mon lands 1748 0068 
Upanm (or Plymouth) recognition of Roger Williams* 

services there for Narragansett Sachems 1639 0021 

Vagrancy Proceedings— 

Joana Harrad — order of town concerning 1661 0l«l 

Thomas Cooper — consideration of requested 1681 0339 

notice to appear before town council 1681 0340 091(8 

notice to town of his refusal to leave 1681 03S3 

request of Valentine Whitman for order to town council 1681 03S7 

Thomas Waters and family ordered to leave town 1685-6 0477 

examination of Anne Waters 1687 0503 

appointment of Thomas Olney to confer with Gov. 

Andros concerning 1687 0504 

power to act granted by town to selectmen 1687 0517 

William Farall and family* — meeting of town council 

called to consider his proposed coming 1691 0556 

debt of town for services 1716-17 0709 

Edward Spargo and family — warrant to remove 1742 0946 

Phebe Thornton — examination and warrant to remove 

to Scituate 1747 0788 

Daniel Chubb — schoolmaster — examination and war- 
rant to remove to Portsmouth 1747 0789 
Susanah Dunkin — Warrant to remove to Scituate 1747 0790 
Jastram Holden — warrant to remove to Smithfield 1748 079» 
Charles McCarthy — warrant to bring before council 1750 0810 
warrant to remove him and family to Rehoboth 1750 0816 
Robert Gray and family — warrant to summons before 

town council and examination of 1750 0960 

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Vagrancy Proceedings 

petition of Robert Gray for leave to remain longer 1751 

warrant to remove them to Andover, Mass. 1752 

William Heley — warrant to summon before council 1750 0050 

William Lake — ordered summoned before town council no date 01353 
Mercy Page — town meeting called to consider 1750 O8II 

examination and judgment 1750 O8I8 0814 

James Reynolds — ordered summoned before council 1750 0814 

warrant to summon before council 1750 0058 

and family ordered removed from town no date 01353 

Philip Smith and family of Warwick — wife Sarah sum- 
moned before town council 1750 0814 
warrant to summon wife before town council 1750 0051 
ordered removed from town no date 01853 
George Wotwod Brown ordered summoned before town 
council 
warrant to summon before town council 
Joseph Coox ordered summoned before town council 

warrant to summon before town council 
William Hanes — ordered summoned before town council 

warrant to summon before town council 1752 

William Hazard — warrant to summon before town 

council 
John Murfey — ordered summoned before town council 

warrant to summon before town council 
Thomas Perry — ordered summoned l>eforetown council 

warrant to summon before town council 
Rebekah Sheldon — warrant to summon before town 

council 
Mary Williams — warrant to whip and then remove to 

Albany, N. Y. 
Daniel Answorth — warrant to bring before town coun- 
cil — examination and sentence 
Eleazer Albe ordered brought before town council 
Hugh Caryell and wife ordered summoned before town 

council 
Anna Cooper — wife of Thomas — ordered to bring be- 
fore town council — examination and order to re- 
move her and children to Newport 

Doget ordered brought before town council 

Sarah Gardner ordered brought before town council 
Agnes Gorman ordered brought before town council — 
examination and order to remove to Portsmouth, 
N. H. 
Elizabeth Hill, widow, ordered brought before town 

council 
John Parker — warrant to arrest for examination 



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Vagrancy Proceedings 

Mary Singclair — examination and order of removal 1754 0976 

Mary Morning — warrant to bring before town council 1755 0669 

Michael Pendergrass — warrant to bring before town 

council 1755 0869 

Mary Williams — warrant to bring before town council 1755 0869 

Joanna Caisbolt — warrant to bring before town council 1756 01003 

examination and judgment 1756 01009 

John Carson and family — warrant to bring John before 

town council 1756 0991 

warrant to compel them to depart the town 1756 0998 

iu contempt — warrant to remove to the next town — 

** to be whipped if he returns'* 1756 0996 

Margaret Bowz ordered summoned before town council 1757 01097 
Gamaliel Clark and family ordered summoned before 

town council 1757 01097 

Thomas Jones and wife — warrant to remove to Boston 1757 01009 
Widow Lake and family ordered summoned before town 

council 1757 01097 

Man and woman at Lankee's — warrant to bring before 

town council 1757 01093 

Andrew Pitcher and family ordered summoned before 

town council 1757 01097 

Widow Powers and daughter ordered summoned before 

town council 1757 01097 

Sarah Prince — warrant to bring before town council 1757 01093 

John Shippee and family ordered summoned before town 

council 1757 01097 
Samuel Short — warrant to bring before town council 1757 010I6 
Sundry personb at Tockwotton, names unknown, or- 
dered summoned before town council 1757 01097 
Westcott and family ordered summoned before 

town council 1757 01097 

warrant to bring Westcott before town council 1757 010I6 

Anne Bussell — warrant to remove to Newport 1759 01096 

Sarah Parmeter — warrant to bring before town council 1767 01033 

One Pidge and his housekeeper — warrant to bring 

before town council 1767 01033 



Hannah Clemen t-~ examination 



no date 01369 



Valley — by a path to Soansarnt — land laid out to John 

Greene 1667 0I66 

on northeast side of Neutaconkanut river— land laid 

out to William Harris 1667 0167 

Reynold's valley — by the cranberry pond near Paw- 
tucket river — Thomas Arnold's request to exchange 
land near for common land 1670-1 0199 

Goateum valley — request of John Whipple, Sr., to 
exchange land on plain near for common land else- 
where 1681 0349 
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Valley 

land of orphans of John Scott in the valley no date 011169 

Valuation of Town of Providence 1779 <>0O8 

see also Tan Rate Lists 
Vane Sir Henry — signs first charter 1643 ^ 

at White hall — the address given by Roger Williams to 

which reply to his tetter is to be sent no date 07e 

letter from Vane to his friends in Providence 1^53*4 OM 067 

town authorizes (Roger Williams) Agent in England to 

return thanks to Vane no date OIMA 

Vendue Master— James Angell elected 1754 <wr5 

Venture— entered in inventory of Hayward Smith 1771 oioss 

see Newfoundland 
Vineyard— near Pawtuxet falls — reserved from Arbi- 
trators award of Pawtuxet division 1657 0184 
John Greene Jr.'s right sold to William Carpenter 1658 000 
Vil^nia — public reading of proclamation concerning 

Bacon*s rebellion in Va. 1676-7 oas4 

Voluntown — layout of highway from Weybosset bridge 

to Voluntown 1752 064a 084S 0644 

Vote — right of in court of election by proxy secured no date 01396 

certain townsmen deprived of right till they give satis- 
faction no date 01815 
Voters, liists of, see Freemen 

Wacliomoquk — lands of Gideon Crawford at 1715 0706 

Wampum — notice that fifteen pounds due from estate of 

Edward Cope is to be paid in wampum 1651 048 

tendered in payment of debt for freight 1652 075 

see Peage 
Wanskuck — the path of Swansecut — a bound of land 

laid out to Mr. Sayles 1667 0166 

wild pasture — part of Thomas Olney's ratable es- 
tate no date 01140 
petition for cross road to Wainscut highway 1759 0870 
War — Council of, see Council of War 

-^ar — Dutch and Indian — notice of alarm no date 01844 

warrant to elect commissioners to make up a General 

Assembly to consider the matter of a commission 

which was given forth in the name of Providence 

Plantations to make war against the Dutch 1653 ®78 

War — Emergencies — special General Assembly called 

to make provision for 1706 0685 0686 

War with Great Britain— voted impolitic and un- 
necessary 1809 01068 
War — King Philip's — a list of names with the heading 
"A list of the inhabitants who tarried in Providence 
during Philip's war of 1675 '» 1675 «»7 

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War — King Philip's 

letter from Walter Clarke to Capt. Fenner regarding the 
defence of Providence and its relations to ^* the 
island.** 1675-6 OMl 

garrison — letter from Walter Clarke to town concerning 1676 0»»8 
committee appointed to receive from garrison what 

was taken from Indians 1676 0984 

how William Arnold was persuaded to seek refuge in 
his son Stephen's garrison — testimony of William 
Hopkins 1678 OS68 

petition of Roger Williams to town for authority to 
fortify T. Field's house, and a place of defence on 
the hill between the mill and the highway no date OllM 

list of such as '* stayed and went not away" 1676 0234 

prisoners — agreement that certain should be the right 

of all the inhabitants of the town 1676 09S84 

contention regarding a division — appointment of 

committee and its report 1676 0984 0935 

vote of town meeting regarding disposal 1676 0984 

ChuiTs trial and execution 1676 0934 

ordered out of town 1676 0934 

some located in the town 1676 0984 

the town cleared by God^s Providence, and Providence 

Williams and his sloop 1676 0984 

periods of service for which sold 1676 0935 

power of attorney — Roger Williams et al. to Arthur 

Fenner et al, to make sales 1676 0937 

collective receipts by owners of first company of pris- 
oners — from their attorneys Arthur Fenner et al. 1676-7 0949 
second company — choice of committee to settle dis- 
putes concerning distribution of proceeds 1676-7 0934 
memorandum of receipts on account of second com- 
pany no date 01119 
report of proceeds of sales 1676 0930 
memoranda regarding arrival in town and sales of no date 01087 
account of sales — receipts for and expense of no date 019S9 
memoranda of division of proceeds of sales no date 01165 
tetter from Thomas Field to Thomas Harris regarding 
purchase no date 01067 
argument regarding administration upon estates of 
Thomas Roberts and his widow both of Providence 
who fied to Newport for fear of Indians, both dying 
on the island 1676 0939 
scouting party ordered paid out of one-half the money 

devoted to purchasing town record books 1677 <^^'' 

watching, warding, scouting — matters concerning re- 
ferred by town meeting to Council of War 1677 ^*7 

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War— King Philifs 

wounded soldiers — vote of town regarding care 1677 o»47 

request for pay for powder taken from Mary Borden 1679-S0 0»e9 
request of Eleazer Whipple for money to pay for his diet 

when under cure, being wounded in war 1680 0311 

petition relative to fences destroyed 1680 0906 

defacement of records by Indians no date 046S 01135 

see Records^ Town 
War— Pequot— recital of action of Proprietors of Paw- 

tuxet Purchase 1680 OSM 

War— Revolationary, see Revolution 
Warden of Providence — notice to call town meetings 

of general election 1660 oio» 1661 oil« oils 0119 1661-3 

OlM 1663 0195 0190 1662-3 0134 1663 0132 0141 0145 

letter from James Rodgers to, entreating the sending of 

money due from town 1662 oi«5 

Warden of Way, see Way Warden 
Warrant — Search, see Search Warrant 
Warwick — committee appointed to carry letter to the Bay 

and receive their answer concerning 1648 013 

apples and peaches from Providence seen in John 

Tyler's canoe 1649 098 

warrant to arrest Hugh Bewitt issued at Warwick 1649 031 

John Greene, of Warwick, claims proprietory right in 

Providence 1649 039 

Court of Election (or General Assembly) held in War- 
wick 1649 033 1650 040 1651 053 1652 063 1660 0109 1662 

0135 0130 1670 0180 1683 0405 
General Court of Trials held in Warwick 1649 <^^ i^S^ 040 1652 

063 1660 0109 1663 0130 1670 0180 
John Smith, President, issues warrant concerning Gren- 

eral Assembly from Warwick 1650 036 

testimony in case of Field vs* Cotton taken in Warwick 165 1 053 
John Warner's account of his troubles in Warwick and 

his appeal to Providence for protection 165 1 045 046 

causes by the President (Samuel Gorton) against John 

Warner at Warwick and a commission of inquiry 

granted 1651 044 

letter from Samuel Gorton concerning John Warner, 

and other matters 1653 064 

letter from Samuel Gorton de primo regarding copies of 

records 1653 0933 

evidence in case Almy vs. Smith, taken at Warwick 1652 061 

letter from Warwick concerning reunion of four towns 1652 067 

commissioners to meet at Warwick for consultation 

regarding public affairs of the Colony 1652 068 

committee charged with disloyalty to Commonwealth of 

England by Robert Williams 1652 74A 

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Warwick 

letter from Warwick concerning meeting to hear letters 

from England 1652-3 ^^ 

letter to Warwick from Providence regarding meeting to 

hear letters from England no date 01995 

letter from^ohn Greene, Jr., concerning action of com- 
missioners 1653 <^^ 

letter from men of Warwick protesting against action of 

their commissioners at Providence 1653 090 

notice of alarm received from Newport and forwarded to 

Providence — Dutch and Indian enemies no date 0iM4 

list of freemen admitted at General Court held at War- 
wick 1658 007 

letter from James Sweet at Warwick concerning purchase 

of lands 1662 o\vt 

petition of town for special session of General As- 
sembly 1668 0160 

letter from town clerk of Warwick concerning petition 

for special session of General Assembly 1668 01 TO 

letter concerning north bound from Warwick to Provi- 
dence 1677 0«50 

order of King Charles II concerning judgments of Court 

of Royal Commissioners 1679 0977 

differences between Warwick and Providence — trustees 

appointed to settle if any exist 1682 O88O 

letter from Providence disclaiming any differences 1682-3 080S 

Court of Trials for Providence and Warwick — writ 1700 0507 

deed of Proprietors of Warwick by trustees to Propri- 
etors of Providence settling bounds 1704-5 ^^ 

commission of Trustees ol Proprietors of Warwick to 

settle bounds 1704-5 0896 

warrant to warn Proprietors of Providence to meet and 

receive report of commissioners to settle bounds 1705 0637 

notice to Warwick of pending petition for set off of 

town of Pawtuxet 1750 O8I8 

line of Warwick — bound of a highway district 1752 0O66 

Wasquadomset— request of Richard Arnold to exchange 
land at the little river this side of Wasquadomset for 
common land 169 1-2 0557 

Watchemokety see Wackomoquk 
Water Bailiff— John Cooke and Thomas Brownell elected no date 01388 

Hugh Bewitt elected 165 1 058 

power conferred on William Ashton, constable, 1727 0798 

order of General Assembly no date 01084 

Waterman's Comer — point in road to Voluntown 1752 084s 

Waters Thomas — transported felon — makes request to 

reside in the town during town^s approbation 1680 0399 

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Waitrs Thomas 

warned to remove himself and familjr 1685 04T7 

letter to Joseph Jenckes et al. from Waters in prison, in 

Boston no date 04M 

letter to Mr. Jenckes no date Olise 

letter from Waters in prison in Boston to Filip Long 1687 0497 

letter to his wife dated Boston 1687 04M 

letter of town to Gov. Andros regarding Waters familjr no date 0105T 
grant by Gov. Andros of (forfeited) estate for benefit of 

wife and child 1687 051JI 

recital of his trial, sentence, etc., in draft of deed of 

estate by town council to Gideon Crawford no date OISM 

see Poor 
Watertown — testimony of Jacob Willard concerning his 

trouble there ^679 0tS7 

John Brooke of — gives notice of bringing goods into 

Providence for sale 1699 0595 

Way Warden— Samuel Whipple and Joseph Hearnden 

chosen 1691 054S 

Weights and Measures — provisions of Bulk of Laws no date 01898 

each town to have common for use of every person no date 01898 

sealer of — David Brown elected 1754 oeT5 no date 01846 

cost of seal, weights, scales, and measures to town 1756 0908 

Weir — wading place in Pawtucket river so called 1731 01055 

Well — Shepherds — certain Indians ordered to live about 1676 0834 

petition for leave to dig well in the town street for the 

town's use 1736 0750 

WestconnausT — notice of warning from Proprietors of 

Westquadniuk to Proprietors of Providence 1706-7 0044 

official surveyors of Westquadnauge arrested and im- 
prisoned by Proprietors of Providence 1707 0047 
committee appointed by Proprietors of Providence to 
negotiate with committee appointed by Samuel 
Cranston ei al. 1708 0064 
Westerly — warrant to townsmen to prepare for session of 

Legislature to consider inroad upon 1671 

letter from church in Westerly to 1678 

Weybosset — request of Joseph Whipple that no lot be 
granted on Weybosset side between Muddy bridge 
and the point of Weybosset and that It be stated 
common 1704. 0018 

land near Weybosset formerly John Throckmorton's 1709 0OT6 

see Bridgt 
Hill 
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Point 
Wharf — grant of privilege to Thomas Olney 1681 O888 

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JTiar/"— grant of privilege 

to Jiimeft A.8hton 
request of George Sheppard for privilege 

Thomas Olney Jr. 

Thomas Olnej Jr. for James Ashton 

Peter Place 

Daniel Abbott Jr. 

Pardon TilUnghast 
request of Nicholas Power for land 
of Moses Brown 



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Wheel-barrow — purchased for town per treasurer's re- 
port no date 01067 
Whipping — verdict that Nanheggin suffer for thefl no date 01 100 

verdict that Joseph Daley and Benjamin Dalej l>e tied to 
corner of cage and whipped 

warrant to remove Edward Spargo and family under pen- 
alty of t>eing whipped if they return 

warrant to whip Mary Williams at whipping post 

warrant to remove John Carbon and family under pen- 
alty of being whipped if they return 1756 
Whipping Post — cost of with stocks to town 1756 
White Hall — England — royal letter to Gov. Andros from 1684-5 0470 
Wife — testimony of Jacob >yillard concerning his wife 

posting of wife by Daniel Abbott 

Will — of Man — request of Roger Williams to town 

concerning revisal 

agreement in nature of will by William Burroughs 

of Resolved Waterman made after his death by town 
council 

report concerning book containing enrollment of wills 
mention of said book 

by town council for Samuel Comstock — wanting when 
records were recovered 

of William Field — wanting when records were recovered 

of Joshua Foote — wanting when records were recovered 

by town council for George Rickard — wanting when 
records were recovered 

of Zachary Rhodes — wanting when i-ecords were re- 
covered 

of Thomas Walling — wanting when records were re- 
covered 

of James OIney made for him by town council after his 
death 

of Samuel Comstock 

of Edward Manton — unfinished draft 

of Alexander Black — order to probate 

form for beginning 

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Williams Ro^er — receipt on account of town stock 1635 (?) 01 

tignt Combination or agreement for town government 1640 oa 

signs summons to witnesses — West vs. Angell 1646 0# 
rules for government of town meeting through ^* Love, 

union, and order '^ 1647 oio 
instructions to delegates to General Court concerning 

desires of town in legislation 1647 09 
deputy to General Assembly or representative to General 

Court 1647 09 
^'Humble motion to the town "concerning settlement 

of differences among towns 1648 016 
agreement regarding land on Pawtuxet neck adjoining 

John Greene's meadow 1648 oiso 
Deputy President signs notice to deputies to warn town 

meeting 1649 Otis 

memorandum of receipt from Pawtuxet purchasers 1650 037 

initial deed to fellow townsmen (copy) 1661 0190 
rated for tax 1650 030 167 1 0903 1679 0970 1680 osoo osoe 

1680-I 0331 
requests that payment for ser\'ices in procuring charter 

be made to him in goats 1650 043 
petitions town concerning estate of John Smith 1650 043 
petitions town concerning Mrs. Weston a distracted per- 
son 1650 043 
expresses interest in iron works in Providence 1650 043 
refers to marriage of Daniel Abbott's daughter 1650 043 

petition to town in matter of last will of Man 1650 043 

signs report to town of efforts to settle estate of Nich- 
olas Power 1 65 1 061 
memorandum of amounts paid by town treasurer 1652 077 
letter from England to Gregory Dexter (not signed) 1652 076 
report of town treasurer regarding money paid Mrs. 

Williams during her husband's absence in England 1652 077 
bearer of letter from Sir Henry Vane to Providence 1653-4 ®W ••^ 
letter of advice to discordant factions no date 01310 

pi-epares and witnesses deed — Burrows to Arnold 1655 000 
signs as witness agreement between Burrows and Red- 

docke 1658 OM 
petitions for letter of administration on estate of John 

Clawson 1661 0114 
report to town concerning an evidence 166 1 0131 
votes in Colony court to pay John Clarke, agent in Eng- 
land, £200 1661 0163 
initial deed to Williams ei al, (copy) 1661 0190 
committee ordered to confer with wife about ** thirds '^ 1661 0190 
offers to maintain bridge 1667-8 0163 
owner of meadow or tussiky ground near Masshapogue 1670 0106 

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Williams Roger 

signs tax rate 1671 

petition to town that attorneys fees be moderated no date 01184 

petition to town for legislation concerning trial of small 

cases no date 01184 

petition to town for legislation concerning malicious 

prosecution no date 01184 

petition to town to promptly reward the killing of *' 

wolves no date 01184 

petition to town for fortifications and garrisons no date 01184 

subscription towards buildfng town stocks no date 01184 

report of committee on division of proceeds of sale of 
Indian captives 

power of attorney with others regarding proceeds from 
sale of Indian captives 

memorandum concerning town stock and his share 

receipt with others for proceeds of sale of Indian cap- 
tives 

one of committee to settle second distribution of pro- 
ceeds of sale of Indians 

signs with other members of town council the will made 
for Resolved Waterman after his death 

account of failure of arbitration between the General 
Court, the Meshantatuck men and William Harris 

address regarding land controversies 

makes list of rival claimants to lands of Colony 

address referring to Court of Commissioners by special 
command of his majesty 

criticism on character and acts of William Harris 

letter of administration on estate of John Smith 

signs with other members of town council the will made 
for James Olney after his death 

discharge to John Whipple late town clerk for records 

voted for members of ** Council to Newport " 

letter to Daniel Abbott concerning rates 

estimates cost of obtaining charters 

makes observations on significances of a comet 

treatise on government 

address to town on taxes, moral duties, and obliga- 
tions 

agreement concerning bounds of Providence and Paw- 
tuxet 

recital of receipt by town council of paper concerning 
estate of Resolved Waterman, deceased 

named in list of those who drew for land west of Seven 
Mile Line 

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Williams Roger 

alleged bjr Stephen Arnold to have been agent for men 
of Providence and men of Pawtuxet in obtaining 
lands from Narragansett sachems 1686-7 

references to his title to lands of Colonjr and to his per- 
sonal character hy son Daniel Williams 1710 
petition to town that town sergeant and town clerk be 

paid according to moderation no date OIOM 

address to town to re-establish arbitration no date OIOM 

petition to town in relation to conduct of town meet- 
ings no date oioM 
address to town on reported attempt of Connecticut ** to 

enslave us to their parish worship ** no date 01099 

petition that rate paid hy many be finished no date 01099 

subscription towards building town stocks no date OHM 

protest againbt fencing in the Neck no date 01891 

letter to Mr. Dexter giving advice and detailing his ex- 
perience no date 01810 
petition to town concerning support of George Shepard no date 01894 
moral observations and plan of pacification no date 01310 
obituary notice of no date 01893 
see Agent in England 
Assistant 
Council of War 
General Assembly 
Grants of Land 
Layout of Land 
Legal Proceedings 
Louisquisset 
Magistrate 
Maskapaug 
Path 

Pawtuxet Purchasers 
Plat 

Plymouth 

President of Providence Plantations 
Records^ Town 
Town Clerh 
Town Council 
Town Meeting 
Town Moderator 
Town Evidence 
VanOt Sir Henry 
War, King Philips 
Williams Rocr^r^ wife of — amount paid to her by 

town treasurer 1653 077 

committee ordered to confer with her concerning thirds 1661 oisi 

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Wionldiiege, i^ee Field 
Witchcraft, see Bulk of Laws 

Wolf — Joseph Smith's request for common land in con- 
sideration of killing a wolf 1686 047» 
petition to town by Roger Williams for speedy pay- 
ment for killing no date 01184 
Wood— Copders of — elected 1754 oot5 
Wood — Pitch — petition to town to prevent waste of 16S1 O868 
Woods— Return of liand— ratable esUte of Gideon 

Crawford no date 01946 

Thomas Fenner no date 0123T 

Thomas Field no date oisio 018S8 

Thomas Hopkins no date OIMO 

Joseph Smith no date 01313 

Jonathan Whipple no date 01M5 

Samuel Whipple no date 01376 

Woods— Wild — land of Marjr Burden no date 01304 

Arthur Fenner no date OUST 

William Saunders no date Olios 

William Vincent no date oiiss 

Woodstock— memorandum of mortgage of house and lot 

in Woodstock by Robert Corbett 1693 0671 

petition of tx>wn for layout of a highway thither 1710 0093 

suggestions to town of Providence regarding course of 

said highway 17 10 0004 

Woonasquatuckety see Bridge 
River 
Woonsocket — rateable estate of Stephen Arnold in 

Wainsocut 1688 0630 no date 01078 

memorandum of record of road from Wensoket to 

Providence no date 01864 

see Hill 
Swamp 
Workhouse — petition for road to work-house near ship- 
yard at Fox hill 1746 0788 1747 0786 0908 
overseer — Daniel Smith elected no date 01340 
vote of town to join other towns of county in building no date 01347 
Wrapper — (envelope) addressed to William Carpenter, 

Assistant no date 01119 

on copy of deed by Canonicus and Miantonomi to Roger 

Williams no date 0930 

Wrisrht Henry — mentioned in rate bill 1650 039 

mentioned in rate bill 167 1 0303 

mentioned in ** A List of the inhabitants who tarried in 

Providence during Philip's War of 1675 *' 1675 0337 

mention of will and inventory transferred from Roger 
Williams former town clerk to John Whipple Jr. 
town clerk 1677 <>^>^ 

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Wright Htnry 

purchased home lot and meadow from John Throckmor- 
ton no date 067« 
mentioned in tax lists no date OIOOJI 011T9 
appraisal of pewter and pot no date 0lt39 

Writy see Legal Proceedings 

Toang*8 Corner — point in road to Voluntown 1753 0S44 

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