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A REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS 



CITY OF BOSTON, 



CONTAINING THE 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES FROM 1742-3 TO 1753. 



BOSTONIA 

CONDITAAD. 

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BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 
1887. 



[DOCUMENT 901887.] 



CITY OF 1 R BOSTON, 




A REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS. 



The Seventeenth Report of the Record Commissioners 
continues the Records of the Selectmen from January 1, 
1742-3, through Dec. 31, 1753. 

As was noted in the preface to our last volume, the matters 
discussed by the Selectmen were mostly of local interest 
only. Immigrants, as burdens and as agents of infection, 
were closely scrutinized. Beacon Hill is mentioned, and the 
town's rights defined. An exhibition of a microscope was 
licensed in 1747, as also the use of Faneuil Hall in the even- 
ing on Coronation Day, "it not to be a precedent." Maj. 
Thwing's brown bread was fixed at not over one-fifth Indian 
meal. 

The enlargement of King's Chapel, and the building of a 
new Latin School, are herein recorded. 

The orders for Faneuil's funeral and the honors paid to his 
memory are to be found at the beginning of this volume ; and 
at the end, a vote of thanks to Lord Colvill, commanding a 
vessel on this station. 

In 1747 the expedition to Louisburg caused such a scarcity 
of wood in the town, owing to lack of wood-cutters and coast- 
ing vessels, that leave was asked to import three thousand 
chaldrons of coal from Cape Breton. 

Many other interesting items will reward the reader, es- 
pecially relating to town lands, lines, and streets. 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
For the Record Commissioners. 

CITY HALL, BOSTON, May 12, 1887. 



SEVENTH BOOK OF THE SELECTMEN'S MINUTES. 

CONTINUED. W. H. W. 



Mem . January 1, 1742. 

The Select men gave a Certificate to the Province Treasurer that 
there had been paid out of the Town Stock to Sundry Persons for 
Nine Thousand Two Hundred & Eighty Rats killed in or near this 
Town since the last day of August, One Hundred & Fifty four 
[318.] Pounds Thirteen Shillings & four Pence old Tenor & 
desired him to pay the same to Joseph Wadsworth Esq r . Town 
Treasurer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 5. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke, Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Mary Bailey presenting a Vote of the Selectmen July 1637. 
Granting a Garden Plot to Ralph Hudson at the End of Thomas 
Mekins Garden Plot praying the same may be laid out to her 
running to a point as She apprehend it ought to do The Deeds or 
Leases by which it Descended from Hudson not appearing the Con- 
sideration of the Affair is defer'd until they are produced in Order 
to give the Select men farther Light in the affair. 

Mr. Robert Logan complains that mr. Haly burton has put up a 
Sign Post at [319.] The House he lives in (formerly Docf. 
Boylstons) which greatly incommodes the Sight of his Shop. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 12. 1742. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Jonathan Brown is Admitted an Engine man in the room of the 

room of in the Engine kept by the Old North Meeting house 

where of mr. John Brown is master. 

Liberty is Granted to Capt. John Indicott to Dig up the Pave- 
ment & Open the Ground in Orange Street in Order to lay a Drain 
from his House into the Common Shore, Upon Condition that he 
forthwith make good the Ground & Pavement again & keep the 
same in repair from time to time to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men. 

Ebenezer Lowell presented a Petition Praying Liberty to Sell 
Butter Flour & other Provisions in the Market House. 



2 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[32O.] Mess. Pattin Wait & Several others Complained of 
the Hardships on them by the Select mens allowing Anthony 
Hodgson Liberty to Sell Provisions in the market. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 19. 1742. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. Jackson the Clerk of the Market is directed to Shut up the 
market House at Four o'clock in the Afternoon (Except Saturdays) 
& that no Person be allowed to House their Provisions in the Market 
of Eben r . Lowell 

In answer to the Petition of Eben r Lowell, 

Voted, That he be allowed to Sell Provisions Viz'. Flour, Butter, 
Cheese & Rice (& no other thing in the market house for the 
Space of One month On the same Conditions & under the same 
Regulations lately Granted to Anthony Hodgson, & that he Im- 
prove the Stall Number Ten on the South Side of the market. 

[321.] Liberty is Granted to James Jarvis of Roxbury to 
Improve Two Stalls in the market, Viz*. Number Twenty & Twenty 
One for One month he Paying Twenty Shillings Old Tenor for 
each Stall. 

Upon the Petition of "William Pattin & others Complaining of 
Sundry abuses in the Market Praying to put the same under a due 
Regulation. 

Voted, That this Petition be Dismissed as Containing Sundry 
Allegations which are Groundless & Misrepresented 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 26. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 

Ordered, That mr. Savell Warn Samuel Sever and Family (from 
Dorchester) out of this Town according to Law. 

Information being given that John Rider is lately come into this 
Town from Sherburn & has Opened a Shop at the South emd 
mr. Savell is directed to enquire after him. 



At a meeting of the Select men, Jan. 31. 1742. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

It being Represented to the Select men that the Indulgence 
Allowed to the People bringing their Provissions to the Market & 
Staying after the market hours has been Attended with some In- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1742. 3 

convenience & to the Dissatisfaction of many of the Inhabitants 
Therefore 

Voted, That for the future the Clerk be and hereby is directed 
to Clear the Market at one o'Clock & Shut the Doors. 

Ordered, That Roger Hard castle be Prosecuted for Letting a 
House to John Rider without giving Notice thereof to the Select 
men as the Law directs. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Nineteen Shillings old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Twelve pence p. Bushel Allowed for Charges on White Bread, 
[323.] Six Shillings on Wheaten Bread & Three Shillings & Six 
pence on House hold Bread, which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2. 5 

Wheaten 2. 12 

Household 4. 2 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . 0. 11 

At a Meeting of the Select men Feb. 2. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

John Rider from Sherburn with his Mother Desire to be admitted 
Inhabitants in this Town & to Open a Shop, he having paid his 
Fine of Twenty Shillings old Tenor for Opening Shop without 
Liberty as the Law directs. 

Ordered, That he Appear next Wednesday. 
Whereas mr. Halyburton has Erected a Sign Post in Cornhill 
without Liberty from the Select men & Complaints being made 
thereof by the Neighbours. 

[324.] Voted That mr. Savell be directed to go to the said 
Halyburton & Order him to take it down forth with. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk wait on the Assessors for their 
Lists of the Inhabitants taken the Year Current in Order to put into 
the Jurors Box such Names as the Town shall think proper to Serve 
at the Inferiour & Superiour Courts. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace the Gentlemen the Select men & Overseers of the Poor 
within the Town of Boston at the Council Chamber on Monday 
Feb. 7. 1742 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

The Hon. Anth. Stoddard Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

mr. Thomas Hancock 

Capt. John Steel 

mr. Middlecott Cooke 



4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then Agreed 
upon to be attended on Monday the Fourteenth Day of February 
Current at [325.] nine o'clock in the morning if the Weather be 
fair, if not then on Tuesday following the Fifteenth instant, and 
it is also Agreed to meet at the Council Chamber at Five o'Clock 
in the Evening of the said Day of Visitation to Report the State 
of the Town &c. 
The Order as follows, Viz*. 

Ward, Number One 
The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
Capt. Alexander Forsyth 
mr. Samuel Hunt 
mr. Richard Buckley 
mr. John Gibbs, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
mr. Isaac White 
Capt. John Goldthwait 
Capt. Nath 1 . Barber 
mr. John Coverly, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
mr. Peter Thomas 
mr. Charles Sigourney, Constable 
[336.] Ward, Number Four 

William Tyler Esq r . 
Jacob Royall Esq r . 
Capt. Daniel Pecker 
mr. Ebenezer Wallis, Constable 

Ward, Number Five 
The Hon. Anth. Stoddard Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq'. 
mr. Thomas Hancock 
mr. John Staniford 
mr. Josiah Carter Constable 

Ward, Number Six 
Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 
Oxenbridge Thacher Esq*. 
John Ewing Esq r . 
mr. Seth Foster, Constable 
Ward, Number Seven 
Hugh Hall Esq r . 
Nath 1 . Balston Esq r . 
Deacon John Phillips 
Deacon Jacob Parker 
mr. Thomas Fillebrown, Constable 

Ward, Number Eight 
Joshua Winslow Esq r . 
[337.] Col. William Downe 
Capt. John Steel 
mr. Jacob Sheafe 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1742. 5 

mr. Charles Dabney, Constable 

Ward, Number Nine 
Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
mr. Middlecott Cooke 
mr. Joshua Blanchard 
mr. John Howell, Constable 

Ward Number Ten 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
Francis Borland Esq r . 
mr. William Fairfield 
mr. Thomas Hayes, Constable 

Ward, Number Eleven 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Samuel Sewall Esq r . 
mr. Edward Bromfield 
mr. William Salter 
mr. James Griffin, Constable 

Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. John Taylor 
mr. Thomas Snow, Constable 

[328.] And the Gentlemen are desired to make particular 
Enquiry after all Inmates & the Persons who have received 
them in. 

The Town Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of the above 
Orders or Sortment accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 9. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Timothy Winship having received into his House as Tenants 
Ambrose Hines with his Wife from Cambridge about Six Weeks 
past & not give notice thereof to the Select men as the Law directs 
Voted, That mr. Justice Clarke be desired to Prosecute the said 
Winship for Breach of Law in that respect. 

And Ordered That the said Hines with his Wife be Warned to 
depart the Town within Fourteen Days. 

[329.] mr. Halyburton Appeared & Promised to take down 
his Sign Post within a Fortnight. 

Mess. Harrod Speakman & Feveryear in behalf of themselves 

& the rest of the Bakers appeared & presented a Petition which was 

Read, and the Consideration thereof is to refer'd next Wednesday. 

Mr. John Johnson (Jack maker) Desires that his negro Boy may 

have Liberty to Sweep Chimneys in this Town. 

Voted, That Liberty be Granted the said Johnson to give Bond 
to the Town Treasurer as the Law directs 



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 16. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq*. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 

Mr. Willoughby Appeared & Informed the Select men that the 
Granary was broke open last Wednesday night, that he Lost Thirty 
three shillings & four pence in Cash which he had Left there to Pay 
the Carter of Grain, At the same time Complained that [33O.] 
the Doors are much out of Repair. 

Voted, That mess. Clarke & Hancock be desired to See the 
same put in proper repair. 

John Peirce master of the Engine at the Westerly part of the 
Town presented John Seaborn & Abraham Belknapto be Admitted 
Engine men, who were accordingly Admitted. 

Mr. Nathan Prince appeared & Desired to be admitted an In- 
habitant of this Town. And presented a Petition Desiring Liberty 
to Open a School to teach Young Gentlemen the Mathematics, 
Natural Philosophy History &c. which was Read & refer'd to 
Wednesday next for Consideration. 

Mr. Alexander Hunt being present Enquiry was made Whether 
he had laid open a Lane adjoining to his House which he had in- 
closed in his Garden, he Said he had not, but Promised it should 
be opened at any time when the Select men should Order it to be 
done or that he would Pay an Acknowledgement for the same to 
the Satisfaction of the Town. 

Application being made by the Naval officer that he may have 
an office in Faneuil Hall, The [331.] Select men taking the same 
in Consideration & Apprehending it may be of Service to the Navi- 
gation to have the offices so near together. 

Voted, That the office below Stairs on the North Side be Let to 
the said officer he Paying Five Pounds p annum Lawful money 
for the same & that mr. Savell acquaint inr. Jackson therewith & 
See it Cleaned. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 23. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mess. William Price, William Taylor & John Comrin appeared 
& Desired Liberty to put dowiivPosts before their Doors in Cornhill 
to the approbation of the Selectmen so as to preserve the Way for 
People to Walk with Safety Liberty was granted provided it be 
clone to the Approbation of Jonas Clarke Esq r . & mr. Cooke. 

[333.] A motion made that the Fire arms Cutlasses &c. be- 
longing to the Town House Chamber be forthwith removed to 
Faneuil Hall for the Towns use. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1742. 7 

Voted, That mr. Savell See it done directly & put them up in 
the West Chamber & deliver the Key to the Town Clerk. 

A Motion made by Capt. Steel &c. a Com tee . appointed the 11 th . 
of May last for finishing the Controversy's with the Abutters on 
Fort hill & the Flatts belonging to the South Battery that they 
want Fifty Pounds Old Tenor to Carry on that affair. 

Voted, That a Draft be made on the Town Treasurer for the said 
Sum according to a Vote of the Town. 

A Table being wanting in the Select mens Seat in Faneuil Hall 
for the Clerk to Write on and for Counting of Votes. 

Voted, That John Jeffries Esq r . mr. Hancock & mr. Cooke be 
desired to get One made and provide a Green Cloth to Cover the 
same. 

[333.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 28. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Voted, That mr. Nathan Prince be Admitted an Inhabitant of 
this Town according to his Motion made the Sixteenth instant, & 
that he have Liberty to Open a School in this Town for the In- 
structing any Persons who are desirous of it, in the following Arts 
& Sciences, Viz*. In Arithmetick, The Elements of Geometry & 
Algebra, in Trigonometry & Navigation, In the Arts of Dialling, 
Surveying, Gauging & other kinds of mensuration ; In Astronomy 
& Geography with the Use of the Globes & in the Several kinds of 
the Projection of the Sphere As also in the General Principles & 
Rules of Fortification & Gunnery together with Lectures on 
History & Natural Philosophy, Agreeable to his Petition presented 
the Sixteenth instant. 

. [334.] Voted, That the Bounty of Five Pounds Old Tenor 
be allowed to mr. Urann & Company for their Engines first Work- 
ing at the Fire which broke out near the Mill Bridge. 

Also Voted, That the Bounty of Five Pounds Old Tenor be 
allowed to mr. John Peirce and Company for their Engines first 
Working at the Fire which broke out near the orange Tree. 

Voted, That Ten Pounds Old Tenor be allow'd and paid to mr. 
John Savell for his Trouble of Receiving & Paying for Rats Ears 
since that Act Commenced. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Nineteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Twelve pence p. Bushel allowed for Charges on White Bread, Six 
Shillings on Wheaten Bread and Three Shillings & Six pence on 
Household Bread, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

of Penny White Loaf 2- 5 

Wheaten 2- 12.J 

House hold 4- 2- 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . 0- 11 



8 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[335.] Mem . The Rent of the Naval Office in the Market 
house as Let the Sixteenth instant is to Commence on the 20 th . of 
this Month. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 2. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 

The Select men having desired mr. William Salter to give them 
an Account of the Quantity of Powder belonging to the Town undi-r 
his Care he returned Answer that there was Forty two half Barrels 
& nine Pounds in the Powder house. 

Mr. William Cuttery with his Wife from London in Sept. last 
has hired a House of mr. Jeremiah Allen on Weutworths Wharfe 
& desires to be Admitted an Inhabitant. 
Voted, That mr. Allen be Prosecuted. 

Mr. James Allen having received a Tenant Contrary to Law. 
Voted, That he be Prosecuted. 

[336.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March, 4. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

The Select men taking into Consideration the Unspeakable Loss 
the Town has met with in the Death of Peter Faneuil Esq r . a 
Gentle man who has left such Memorials of his Bounty in his 
Liberality to this Town as has far exceeded any tiling of the like 
Sort before as well in the handsome House built at his Expeuce for 
the Accommodation of the Town in all their Meetings & the Com- 
modious market therein and likewise his many private Donations 
to those who stood in need thereof as multitudes now living are 
Sensible off. 

Therefore, Voted That His Excellency the Captain General be 
desired to Suffer the Guns of both Batterys in this Town to be 
Fired at his Funeral & other Funeral Honours paid [337.] That 
so the Town may shew their great regard to the Memory of so 
Noble & Generous Benefactor and that mr. Thomas Hancock & 
Capt. John Steel forthwith wait upon His Excellency with a Copy 
of this Vote. 

Voted, That the Town Clerk wait upon the Relations of Peter 
Faneuil Esq r . & inform them the Selectmen make them Offer of 
Faneuil Hall for the Funeral of said Gentleman. 

Accordingly the Town Clerk Waited on mr. Faneuil & the other 
Relations & Acquainted them with the Offer of the Hall from the 
Select men & Returned Answer that they took the Offer of the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1742. 9 

Hall from the Selectmen as a mark of great respect shewed the 
Deceased but Apprehended it would be Attended with BO much 
Trouble & Inconvenience that they had Determined to Bury him 
from his own House & returned their Thanks to the Select men for 
their Offer. 

Voted, That a Hatchment with the arms of Peter Faneuil 
Esq r . be placed at the West End of Faueuil Hall at the Expence 
of the Town and mr. Hancock & mr. Cooke are desired to See the 
thing done. [338.] and that the Bell on the said House be Tolled 
from One o'clock Post Meridiem until the Funeral is over. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name Requiring them 
forthwith to Warn all the Free holders & other Inhabitants of said 
Town duly Qualified Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single 
Rate (besides the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the 
Fourteenth of March Current at nine of the Clock in the forenoon ; 
Then & there to Nominate & Choose meet Persons to Serve the 
Town in Several offices the year ensuing as the Law directs, To 
Grant such Sums of money as shall be judg'd needful for the relief 
of the Poor & defraying other necessary Charges, To appoint a 
master for the North Writing School, To Consider the Petition of 
Sundry Inhabitants for Opening the North & South Markets and 
the further Regulation of Faneuil Hall Market, as also the Salary 
for the Clerk, To make Choice of a Clerk or Clerks for the same, 
and to do what [339.] may be thought Necessary relating to the 
Hay Market, To Receive the Reports of Several Committees, And 
to Act on the List for Jury men & to Return Jurymen for April 
Court. 

Voted, That a Dinner be provided for Forty five Gentlemen on 
Monday the 14 th . Current only, at the Orange Tree, & that Capt. 
Forsyth & Capt. Steel be desired to give Directions accordingly. 

Voted, That Eight Shillings Old Tenor a peice be allowed to the 
Constables of the Town of Boston in Order to provide a Dinner 
for themselves on Monda}' the Fourteenth of March Current, the 
Day appointed for the Town Meeting. 

At a meeting of the Select men, March 9. 1742. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. John Peirce Master of the Engine at the Westerly part of 
the Town presented mr. John [34O.] Box as a Suitable Person to 
be an Engine Man in the room of Thomas Kimball. 
Who was accordingly Admitted. 

The Gentlemen appointed to Wait on His Excellency the Captain 
General to desire Liberty of Firing the Guns at the Batterys & 
other Funeral Honours at the Funeral of Peter Faneuil Esq r . made 
Report that they had Waited on the Governour & Acquainted him 



10 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

with their desire who answered that he would shew all respect 
to that Gentleman, but Apprehended the Firing of the Guns 
and Lowering the Flagg were only due to one of the Royal 
Family. 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . delivered the Bonds of Col. 
Wendell Col. Heath & John Read Esq r . that they gave for the 
Townships bought of the Town, & the Town Clerk was Ordered 
to receive them & put 'em in his Desk. 

Voted, That the Rev d . Dr. Charles Channcey be desired to Open 
the Town Meeting on Monday next with Prayer, & that mr. John 
Lovell be desired to pronounce an Oration to the Town at said 
meeting on Occasion [341.] of the Death of Peter Faneuil 
Esq r . and that the moderators Seat be then hung with Black 
Cloth. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 23. 1742. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
mr. Thomas Hancock 
mr. middlecott Cooke 
Capt. John Steel 

Complaint being made that Sarah Magin from Pensilvauia came 
into this Town & has Lodged at a House near the Mill Bridge at 
One Johnsons a Glover. 

Voted, That She be Sent to Roxbury it being the last Town She 
came from into this Town. 

The Petition of mr. Abia Holbrook Praying that he may be ap- 
pointed Master of the South Writing School in the room of mr. 
Hicks who is Chosen master of the North Writing School Read, 
and 

Voted, That the said mr. Holbrook have the Care of that School 
accordingly. 

[343.] Mr. Holbrook informs that there is something want- 
ing to be done to Accommodate the School with Forms &c. 

Voted, That mess. Clarke Hancock & Cooke be desired to view 
the School & See the same be made fit to hold the Boys belonging 
to it. 

Mr. Salter Master of the Engine kept under the Town house, in- 
forms that John Wise belonging to his Engine is gone to Sea and 
there fore presents Abraham Holland to be in his room (if the 
Select men think fit) 

Voted, That the said Holland be admitted accordingly. 

Complaint being made that Eleazer Higgins with his Wife & 
.Six Children who came into this Town some time in September 
last & Lived in a House hired of mr. Ephraim Bound. 

Voted, That the said Bound be Prosecuted for Entertaining the 
said Higgins & Family Contrary to Law. 

Voted That mr. Savell Enquire after One Sarah Young a Woman 
from Braintree at mr. Turners the Dancing master mr. Turner 
being Sent for, appeared & was informed of the Law & desired to 
look after the Woman. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 11 

[343.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March 28, 1743 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

The Assize of Bread Agreed to be refer'd to next Wednesday 
& the Clerks of the Market are Ordered then to give their 
Attendance. 

Mr. Savell is Ordered to Notify the Collectors of Taxes to 
attend next Wednesday & to get an account from the Province 
Treasurer & Town Treasurer what they are Severally Indebted to 
them. 
Mem . March 29. 1743 

The Select men gave a Certificate to the Province Treasurer that 
there had been paid, out of the Town Stock to Sundry Persons for 
Eight Thousand Four Hundred & Ninety four Rats killed in or 
near this Town since the first Day of January last, one Hundred & 
Forty One Pounds Eleven Shillings [344.] & four pence Old 
Tenor & desired him to Pay the same to Joseph Wads worth Esq r . 
Town Treasurer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 30, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Voted, That mess. Jeffries Hancock & Cooke be a Committee 
to provide a Frame for the Picture of Peter Faneuil Esq r . Deced 
in the best manner they can. 

The Ticket Porters Attending according to Order, & being 
Examined it appears that Number Five has been for some time 
gone to the East ward, Number Eight Dismissed, Number Ten has 
never Attended & Numbers Fifteen & Eighteen gone to Sea. 

A Motion being made to Supply the Trees that are wanting in 
the Common. 

[345.] Voted, That mess. Hancock & Cooke be desired to 
See the same done. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers & Clerks of the Market be as follows, Viz 1 . 

Of Penny White Loaf 2- 8* 

Wheateu 3- 1 

House hold 4- 10 

Six penny wheaten Loaf I 1 - 2- 8 

Computed at Sixteen & Six pence old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat 



12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

& Two Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread, Six Shillings on 
Wheaten Bread & Three Shillings & Six pence on House hold Bread 
allowed for Charges, & the Several Bakers within this Town are 
Ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale with the 
first Letters of their Christian names & with the first & Last 
Letters of their Sirnames, and the Clerks of the Market are directed 
to make Allowance for Bisket well Baked. 

The Clerks of the Market Attended according to order & they 
are directed to regulate their Walking in such a manner as that 
One of 'em may be out every Day in the Week and [346.] make 
Report the last Monday of April next of their proceedings herein. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 1, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq*. 
mr. Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Capt. John Goldthwait One of the Collectors of the Taxes for 
the Year 1742 appeared & proposed Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . and 
mr. William Merchant for his Bondsmen who were Approved of by 
the Select men, & accordingly gave Bond with the said Suretys in 
the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds Lawful money. A Certificate 
thereof was given him to the assessors. 

Mr. John Stamford another of the Collectors of Taxes for the 
year, 1742, Appeared & proposed Francis Wells Esq r . & Deacon 
Jacob Parker for his Bondsmen who were accepted by the Select 
men, & accordingly gave Bond with the said Suretys in the Sum of 
Five Thousand Pounds Lawful money. A Certificate there of was 
given him to the assessors. 

[347.] Mr. Jacob Sheaf e the other Collector of Taxes for the 
year 1742. appeared & proposed mess". Robert Patteshall & Gil- 
bert Warner for his Bonds men who were accepted by the Select 
men & accordingly gave Bond with the said Suretys in the Sum of 
Five Thousand Pounds Lawful money. 

A Certificate there of was given him to the Assessors. 

Mr. Savell is directed to notify m r . Nath 1 . Wardell to attend next 
Wednesday relating to his Petition & the Town Vote relating to 
the Hay market. 

At a Meeting of the Select men April 6. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Information being given that John Brown has received into his 
House Hannah Hughes his Wifes Sister & Two Children of Capt. 
Baldens from Portsmouth in New Hampshire being Sent for said 
that about Two months since She came here upon a Visit but is 
returning p. Capt. Pearson again 



SELECTMEN^ MINUTES, 1743. 13 

[348.] AVhereas it has been found very inconvenient for the 
Butchers & others to put & Sell their large meat at the Westerly 
end of the Market house. 

Its there fore Ordered, That mr. John Staniford the Clerk be & 
hereby is directed not to Suffer or allow any Person what ever to 
put or Sell any large meat above the middle Doors, but cause the 
same to be immediately removed whenever it shall be put there & 
all Persons Concerned are to Conform accordingly. 
Mem . April 13. 1743. 

Liberty is hereby Granted to Mr. David Jenkins to Dig up the 
Pavement & open the Ground in Ship Street in Order to repair his 
Drain running from his House into the Common Shore, Upon Con- 
dition that he forthwith make good the Ground & Pavement again 
and keep the same in repair from time to time to the Satisfaction 
of the Selectmen. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 20. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Tho 8 Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

[349.] It being represented thatmr. Clarke who was appointed 
Sealer of Wood at Scarletts Wharfe &c. is now a Sworn Measurer 
of Coal & Grain, by reason of which he can't give proper attendance 
for the Sealing of Wood. Voted, That mr. William Larrabee be & 
here by is appointed Sealer of Wood in his room his Precinct to be 
Clarkes Wharfe and all the Wharfes to the Northward thereof. 

Mr. Stephen Clap with his Wife & two Servants from Scituate 
desire to be admitted Inhabitants. 

Voted, That they be & hereby are admitted accordingly. 

Mr. Stephen Clap informs that James Scales from George town 
about Four Days since came to his House & that at times he is 
Distracted. 

Mr. Scales Appearing was inform'd he must leave the Town in 
Fourteen Days or be Sent out by an officer. 

Complaint being made that notwithstanding the good & Whol- 
some Laws made for the Regulating Carts Trucks &c. & for pre- 
venting Strangers coming among us, so as to be greatly to the 
Damage of the Town, they are often transgressed, which might be 
prevented if some proper Person was appointed [35O.] to See the 
said Laws duly Executed. 

Therefore Voted, That Thomas Williston be appointed for that 
Service & that the Town Clerk provide the Town Laws for him 
and direct him to Attend next Wednesday. 

Thomas White appeared & Said that in December last he came 
from London with Capt. Gutteridge & brought his Wife & one 
Child with him & has since lodged at Thomas Cole's until Three 
Weeks past when he hired a House in King Street, & Said that he 
brought no Substance with him. 

Information being made that Thomas Wade in Marshalls Lane 



14 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

has broke up the Pavement & put down Posts without the Leave 
of the Select men. 

Voted, That he be directed to Attend next Wednesday. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April, 25. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries 
Jonas Clarke Esq r 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r 
m r . Hancock & 
Capt. Steel 

[351 .] Mr. Benj a . Stansbury informs that Mary Hawkins who 
was born in this Town but lately from Marblehc-ad is come to keep 
his House for Four or Five Weeks until his Family comes from 
England & then he Promises to Send her to Marble head again. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Eate of Sixteen Shillings old Tenor P. Bushel for Wheat & Two 
Shillings on White Bread Six Shillings & Six pence on Household 
Bread allowed for Charges which is Computed as follows, Viz' 
Of Penny White Loaf 2-9 

Wheaten 3 - 2 

Household 4-11 

Six penny wheaten Loaf I 1 - 2 - 15. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 27. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Liberty is Granted to Mess". Knight Leverett, Robert Logan & 
Roe to put down a Post before each [352.] of their 



Doors in Cornhill in the room of Posts broken down. 

Mess" Pierpoint & Baker who have bought the Land near the 
Neck formerly belonging to Sam. Phillips Esq r . Deced desire the 
Select men would appoint a time for running the Line between 
them & the Town. 

Voted, That the Select men Attend that Service on Saturday 
next at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon. 

Mr. Thomas White attending again & being informed that in 
Conformity to the Law he must give Bond to Indemnify the Town 
from any Charge from him or his Family for Five years, he offered 
m r Thomas Cole for his Bonds man who was Accepted & Voted, 
that upon their giving Bond in the Sum of Fifty Pounds Lawful 
money to Indemnify the Town the said White & Family be 
admitted Inhabitants & that be have Leave to Open a Shop in this 
Town. 

The Town Clerk presented a Precept under the Hand of Edward 
Winslow Esq r Sheriff of the County of Suffolk for assembling the 
Town according to Law to Elect One or more Persons to Serve 
for & Represent them in a Great and [353.] General Court or 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 15 

Assembly to be Convened on Wednesday the 25 th . of May next & 
so De Die in Diem during their Session & Sessions. 

Voted, That the Consideration of the same be had tomorrow at 
Four o'Clock in the afternoon and that mr. Save'l inform the 
Select men not present of the same 

Mr. John Staniford One of the Collectors of the Taxes inform- 
ing that he had received from the assessors Several Ra'e Bills for 
gathering of Taxes of Jarvis & Sundry others for bringing meat 
to the market The Selectmen apprehending the same to be Con- 
trary to the Law & may be of great Damage to the Inhabitants of 
the Town think it their Duty to talk with the Assessors before the 
Tickets be delivered, & accordingly mr. Savell is directed to ac- 
quaint the Assessors that the Select men desire to meet them 
at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday next. 

Whereas Liberty was granted to mr. William Speakman & mrs. 
Hamilton October 25, 1737, to break up the Ground in Marl- 
borough Street to lay a. Drain Upon Condition that they forthwith 
repair the Ground to the Satisfaction of the Select men [354 a ] 
Which they have not yet dune & by reason of which the Street is 
much incommoded. 

Voted, That mr. Savell be directed to Acquaint them that if the 
Street be not repaired wiihin Seven Days that they shall be Pros- 
ecuted in the Law. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 28, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name Requiring 
them forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of 
the said Town (within their Precincts) that have an Estate of 
Fort} r Shillings p. annum of Freehold in Land within this Prov- 
ince or Territory at the least or other Estate to the Value of 
Fifty Pounds Sterling to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday 
the Fourth Day [355.] of May next at nine o'Clock in the 
Forenoon then & there to Elect & Depute One or more Persons 
(being Freeholders & Resident in the Town) according to the 
Number Set & Limited by an act of the General Assembly ; To 
Serve for & Repre- them in a Great & General Court or Assembly 
appointed to be Convened held & kept for His Majesty's Service 
at the Court house in Boston upon Wednesday the Twenty fifth 
Day of May next ensuing & so De Die in Diem during their Ses- 
sion & Sessions according to a Warrant under the hand & Seal of 
Edward Winslow Esq r . Sheriff of the County of Suffolk bearing 
Date the Twenty fifth Day of April In the Sixteenth year of His 
Majesty's Reign, anno Domini 1743. 
And in like manner Requiring them to Warn all the Freeholders 



16 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

& other Inhabitants of the said Town Qualified as the Law directs 
to meet at the same time & place, To Grant such Sum or Sums of 
Money as may be needful for the Relief of the Poor & defraying 
other necessary Charges, To Receive the Reports of Several Com- 
mittees, & to act on such other Affairs as was refer'd to this 
meeting, To return Jury men for July Court & Choose Grand 
Jury men for the Year. 

[356.] Voted, That theRev d . mr. Andrew Eliot be desired to 
Open the Town Meeting with Pra}'er & Tbo 9 . Hutchinson. Esq r . & 
Capt. Steel are desired to wait on m r . Eliot to inform him thereof. 

The Question being put, Whether there should be a Dinner pro- 
vided on the Day appointed for the Town meeting ; by the Vote 
there was Three yeas & Three Na}*s. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 2, 1743. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

[Blank] 

Complaint being made that the North & West Engines are out 
of Repair. 

Voted, That Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . & Capt. Steel be desired 
to See the North Engine repaired & that Jonas Clarke Esq r . & mr. 
Hancock be desired to See the repairing of the West Engine. 

Mr. John Potter according to Direction Attending the Select men 
have agreed that [357.] the said Potter Shall attend the Engine 
for Weighing of Hay on Saturdays & other times when mr. Wardell 
is Absent, for which he is to have Three pence p. hundred, & the 
other penny to go to said Wardell, the said Potter giving Security 
to the Town Treasurer for the faithful Performance of that Trust 
to the approbation of the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 11. 1743. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq. 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. Joseph Marion delivering to the Select men the following 
Demand in Writing, Viz'. 

To the Select men of the Town of Boston, Gentlemen, 
At the Instance & request of mrs. Mary Auchmuty, I desire 
you'l be pleased to favour me with a Copy of mr. Christopher 
Kilbys Letter to You directed relating to Robert Auchmuty Esq. 
which Letter was Read and [358.] Communicated to the Inhabit- 
ants of the Town of Boston on the fourth instant at their meeting 
in Faneuil Hall in Boston aforesaid. 

vours 
Boston, May 11, 1743. Jos. Marion, Not rc .Pub CU9 . 



k SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 17 

The Select men returned for answer that they had Understood 
divers ways that tnr. Ludgate was Sollicking for an Appeal and 
that mr. Auchmuty was Assisting him but these Accounts were not 
matter of Record with them & they could order him no Copys. 

Capt. John Indicotts Petition for Liberty to Erect a Wooden 
Building in Orange Street. Read & the Selectmen Consent to it. 

Mr. Dabney informs that One John Bird who came over Sailor 
in a Schooner from Barbadoes Job Pinkum Master, was at the 
House of Mary Foreland in milk Street & mrs. Foreland attending 
desired care might be taken of the said Bird he being Poor Sick 
& Lazy. 

Ordered That mr. Savell be directed to See that the said Bird 
forthwith depart the Town. 

Agreed & Ordered That the Several Clerks of the market, for 
their extraordinary time & Care in 'Attending their Business, 
Agreeable to [359.] A Vote of the Town I m powering the Select 
men to make Special Allowance, be allowed the Sums respectively 
Affixed to their names in Bills of the Old Tenor, Viz'. 

m r . Benj a . Babbidge 8 Days (a) 14/ 5. 12 

m r . Simpson 9 - *- - 14/ 6.6 

m r . Samuel Jackson 7 - - - 14 / 4. 18 

m r . Simpson 7- - - 14/- - - - -4. 18 

m r . Benj a .Goldthwait4 - - - 14/ 2.16 

m r . John Collson 4 - - - 14/ 2. 16 

Mr. Joshua Blanchard Appearing on acco*. of the Wall of the 
Towns Warehouse in Merchants Row, the Select men proposed to 
him that if mr. AVentworth would be at the whole Charge of Carry- 
ing up the Wall above the present Eves of the Towns Warehouse 
& make the Roof of said Ware house tight & good, the Town 
would Relinquish their Claim to the part of the Wall below the 
Eves. 

Ordered, That mr. Gibbons be Prosecuted for receiving Sarah 
Wilkinson & Daniel Hadin as Inmates Contrary to Law & that 
John Brown be likewise Prosecuted for receiving Hannah Hughes 
a- Woman from Portsmouth 

[36O.] Ordered, That mr. Savell take Care that no Persons 
set up their Tents on the next Training Day along by the Trees in 
the Common or by the Sides of the Granary or Work house fence, 
& that mr. Willistou Attend with him. 

Voted, That Samuel Machine be admitted an Inhabtant & have 
leave to Open a Coopers Shop in this Town, provided mr. Joshua 
Richardson be Bound with him to the Town Treasurer in the Sum 
of One Hundred Pounds to Indemnify the Town from any Charge 
for Five years as the Law directs. 

Voted, That the Towns Shop adjoining to the South Market be 
Let to mr. Joshua Richardson for a Coopers Shop at the Rate of 
Ten Pounds old Tenor p. annum, he fitting up the same. 

The Select men being informed that mr. Benjamin Hallowell 
had taken off Turf from Fort hill. 

Ordered, That mr. Savell take Care that he be Prosecuted there- 
for upon the Town Law made in the year 1701. 



18 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[361.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 18. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Samuel Waldo Esq r . informs that mrs. Jane Woodside with Six 
Children is come into this Town from Pemaquid & has hired a 
House of him in Wings Lane & has brought no Substance with her. 

Voted That they be Admitted Inhabitants of this Town, provided 
mr. Waldo & mr. William Hall give Bond to the Town Treasurer 
in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds Lawful Money to Indemnify 
the Town from any Charge upon their acco ts for Five years as the 
Law directs. 

Mr. Benj a Russell informs that Moses Richardson who was born 
at Woburn & Served an Apprenticeship at Koxbury, is come to 
Lodge & Work with him, but has brought no Substance with him. 

Voted, That the said Richardson be Admitted an Inhabitant 
provided mr. Russell become [362.] Bound with him to the 
Town Treasurer in the Sum of Fifty Pounds to Indemnify the 
Town from any Charge upon his Acco' for Five }"ears as the Law 
directs. 

Mr. Potter informs that according to the Directions of the Sslect 
men he Waited on mr. Wardell & acquainted him that he had their 
Orders to attend the Engine for Weighing of Hny on Saturdays & 
other Days when he the said Wardell could not attend allowing 
him One penny p. hundred for the Use of the Engine, he gave for 
answer that the Select men had no Business with it & he should 
not have any regard to them, mr. Potter farther inlorms that on 
those Days the Engine is Attended by Wardells Wife and Sister. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 30. 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

[363.] Mr. Samuel Browns Petition for Liberty to Erect a 
Wooden Building in Prince Street was Read and Consented to by 
the Select men. 

Mr. Jon a Salter master of the Engine kept under the Town 
House appeared & desired that William Perkins might be admitted 
into the said Engine in the room of mr. Price if the Select men 
think fit. 

Voted, That he be Admitted accordingly. 

Mr. Jon a Salter informed that the Engine under his Care was 
first bro't to Work at the Fire which broke out at Capt. Davis's 
House in School Street & desired that the Premium of Five Pounds 
Old Tenor granted by the Town might be Allowed them. 

Voted, That a Draft be made on the Treasurer next Draft Day 
for the same. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 19 

Sarah Winslow informs that Capt. Cunningham imported Ann 
Holden into this Town from Ireland & that She is now at her 
House big with Child and hath brought nothing with her mr. 
Savell is directed to Prosecute [364.] the said Cunningham for 
not giving Bond to indemnify the Town from any Charge upon her 
Acco'. as the Law directs Except he do the same forthwith. 

Mr. Stephen Clap informs that One Sarah Walker who is lately 
come into this Town from Piscatuqua is now at his House. 

Mr. Savell is directed to Notify her to Attend next Wednesday. 

Liberty is hereby granted to mr Joseph Calef to Dig up the 
Pavement & Open the Ground in Tanners Lane & Milk Street in 
Order to lay a Drain running from his Tan yard into the Common 
Shore upon Condition that he forthwith make good the Ground & 
Pavement again & keep the same in repair from time to time to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 1. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke and 
Capt. Steel 

[365.] Mrs. Henrietta Maria East Appeared & desired 
Liberty to Open a Milners Shop in Marlbro' Street in this Town 
She informed that She came from London in Capt. mDaniel & 
that She had brought with her to the Value of Fifty Pounds Ster- 
ling Voted That Liberty be granted her accordingly. 

Mr. Henry Gibbon informs that he has received into his House 
as an Inmate one John Marshall from Roxbury Ordered That 
mr. Savell direct the said Marshall to Attend next Wednesday. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June, 8 th 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Hugh Kennedy & Caleb Parker desiring Liberty to build two 
Tombs in the North Burying place Voted That Liberty be 
accordingly granted they performing the [366.] Conditions for- 
merly granted, Viz'. Build the Wall & keep the same in repair to 
the Approbation of the Select men for the time being. 

Mr. Hicks informs that he has under his Instruction at the 
North Writing School One Hundred & Sixty Scholars which num- 
ber is more than he can properly Attend & prays that he may have 
an Usher Allowed him & Recommends mr John Proctor Jun r . or 
mr. Varney if it be Agreeable to the Select men. 

Jeremiah Jones from Bridgewater appearing Said that he mar- 
ried One mrc-. Basset at Bridgewater about Twelve years since 
where She & her Relations dwell & that he is a Hatter by Trade, 
but has had the misfortune of loosing One of his hands so that he 
is uncapable of working at his Trade & has not where withall to 



20 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Support himself & prays that he ma}" be received into the Alms 
house or some Care taken of him, he Saith that some years since 
Viz*. 1735 he was put into the Alms-house [367.] by the Select 
men of Bridgewater at the Province Charge, from whence he broke 
out and went to his Wife at Bridgewater The Select men Ac- 
quainted him with the Law that he must depart the Town or be 
Sent out by a Constable. 

It being the Usual time for the Visitation of the Schools Voted, 
That the Visitation of the Pnblick Schools in this Town, pursuant 
to the Vote & Order of the Inhabitants at their Annual meeting 
the 14 th . of March last be Attended on Wednesday the Twenty 
Second of June Current & that the following Gentlemen be de- 
sired to Accompany the Select men in the said Visitation Viz'. 

The Hon. John Osborue Esq r . 

The Hon. John Read Esq r . 

The Hon. Stephen Sewall Esq r . 

The Hon. Thomas Gushing Esq r . 

The Rev. Charles Chauncey D.D. 

The Rev. mr. William Welsteed 

The Rev. mr. Samuel mather 

The Rev. mr. Andrew Eliot 
[368.] Daniel Henchman Esq r . 

m r . Timothy Proilt 

Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 

James Bowdoin P^sq r . 

Joshua Winslovv Esq r . 

Henry Frankland Esq r . 

Ordered, That mr. Savell give Seasonable notice to the Several 
Gentlemen of this Appointment, & that they be desired to meet at 
Faneuil Hall at nine o'Clock in the morning of said Day, & that 
rnr. Savell Acquaint the Several schoolmasters there with. 

Information being given that the Carters are digging away the 
Gravel from the Northeast part of Gentry or Beacon hill, by which 
the good Ends of the Hill granted to the Town 1660 by Robert 
Turner of Six Rod Square (as p. Record in the Town Book N. 
2 page 10) will be frustrated. 

Voted, That mr. Savell be directed to forbid their proceeding & 
to prosecute the Carters that have Carried off the same. 

[369.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 15. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. Thomas Baker Wheelwright from Roxbnry with his Wife 
Two Children & Two Apprentices desired to be admitted Inhabi- 
tants of this Town & he informs that he hath Purchased half the 
Estate of Gillam Phillips Esq r . by the Fortification Voted That 
they be admitted accordingly. 

Voted, That there be a Dinner provided for the Gentlemen that 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 21 

Visit the Schools the next Week at the. Orange tree & that mess rs . 
Hancock & Cook be desired to agree for the same at the Cheapest 
Rate they can not to exceed Ten Shillings p. man. 

Mr. Aaron Boardman Appearing on acco*. of his taking an 
Indian Woman into his House, who was of an ill fame & is since 
Dead & [37O.] Being Buried by the Town, lie Promised to Pay 
all the Charge, Upon his doing of which & Paying the fine of 
Forty Shillings Ordered that the Prosecuting against him be 
dropt. 

Mr. Abijah A dame is appointed for to Collect the money due to 
mrs. Dyre for the Cows going on the Common. 

Voted, That Thomas Williston be put in as a Watchman at the 

Town House Watch in the room of John Chambers & that 

Pimm be put in a Watchman at the South watch in the room of 
Thomas Willistou & that Nath 1 . Roalston be a Watch man at the 
Town House Watch in room of Clement Parchard & that Isaac 
Herault be a Watch man at the Dock watch in the room of William 
Thorn. 

Voted, That mr. Thomas Willistou be & hereby is Appointed 
One of the Grave diggers in this Town in the room of John Cham- 
bers who is gone out of the Countrey. 

Voted, That mr. Savell inform the Several Watchmen within the 
Town that they are directed and Ordered in a moderate Tone to 
Cry the time [371.] of night and give acco* of the Weather as 
they Walk their Hounds from the Watch Houses after Twelve 
o'Clock. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 27. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Voted, that the Posts before the old Brick meeting house be 
removed to be Set nigh on the Line with the Posts by mr. Price 
&c. 

The Select men on Wednesday last the Twenty Second instant 
according to Appointment Visited the Publick Schools in this 
Town, being accompanied bv the following Gentlemen, Viz*. 

" [Blank] 

At a Meeting of the Select men June 29 th . 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r Hancock 
m r Cooke 
Cap 1 Steele 

Mary Bailey Appeared & delivered up Two Keys of the Cup- 
boards put up in the market by Anthony Hodgsdon 

Voted, That Patrick Campbell be a Watchman [373.] at the 
Dock Watch house in the room of William Thorn. 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Sixteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & 
Two Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread, Six Shillings on W beaten 
Bread & Three Shillings & Six pence on Household Bread allowed 
for Charges which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2-9 

Wheaten 3 - 2 

Household 4-11 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 2-15 



At a Meeting of the Select men, July 1. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq. 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

in r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name Requiring 
them forthwith [374.] To Warn all the Free holders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston (within their Precincts) duly 
Qualified as the Law directs to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Friday 
the Eighth of July Current at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon then 
& there to Consider & Determine whether they will lay any Tax 
or Duty on Coaches Chaise &c. in Order to keep the neck in 
repair, and also to return Jurymen for August Court. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 5. 1743. 

Present. 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 

Mess". Thornton and Fosdick being present with some of the 
Abutters on Green Lane, relating to the Paving of the said Lane, 
they agreed to Undertake the same and to find all at Seven Shil- 
lings Old Tenor p yard the Towns part to be Abutters according to 
the Town Vole. 



[375.] At a Meeting of the Select men July 13. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Tho" Hutchinson Esq r . 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. Holbrook Master of the South Writing School appeared & 
Represented to the Selectmen that his School increases so fast 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 23 

having above One Hundred & Fifty Constant Scholars, that he is 
Straitned for room and is not Able alone to Attend the Business of 
the School & Prays he may have help & the School enlarged. 

Mr. Thomas Baker from Roxbury desires leave to Open a Shop 
in this Town, he being admitted an Inhabitant here. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted accordingly. 

mess rs . Forsyth Hutchinson & Steel are dt'sired to take Care 
that the Gutters & Paving in Fish Street be mended. 

[376.] At a Meeting of the Select men July 25. 1740. 

Present. 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchiuson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. William Greenleaf appeared & Agreed to look after & provide 
Food for the Bulls on the Common for Two or Three months to be 
Allowed therefor what shall be thought reasonable. 

Ordered, That Mary Spencer a Woman from Albany & Jeremiah 
Jones a One handed man from Bridgewater be forthwith Sent out 
of Town. 

Voted, that in as much as the Town Ordered the money due 
from the Sale of the Three Townships should be paid into the 
Town Treasury to be Applied to repairing the Batterys & a Con- 
siderable part of said money still remains in the hands of the Gen- 
tlemen who Purchased the Towns Th;it therefore the Town 
Clerk be directed in the name of the Select men to demand imme- 
diate Payment of such Sums as are still behind & unpaid. 

[377.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk past up an assize of 
Bread at the Rate of Sixteen Shillings old Tenor p. Bushel for 
Wheat & Two Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread, Six Shillings on 
Wheat & Two Shillings & Six pence on House hold Bread allowed 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 9 

Wheaten 3 - 2 

House hold 4-11 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 2-15 

Richard Allen a Sailor who came from Providence in Capt. 
Rouse & has been taken by the Spaniards being now very Sick 
and having nothing to Support himself with was on the 23d of July 
instant Recommended by the Selectmen to the Overseers of the 
Poor to be taken into the Alms-house at the Charge of the 
Province. 
Mem July, 26. 1743. 

The Select men gave a Certificate to the Province Treasurer that 
there had been paid out of the Town Stock to Sundry Persons for 
Four Thousand Six Hundred & Seventy One Ratts killed in or 
near this Town since the 29 th of [378.] March last, Seventy- 
seven Pounds Seventeen Shillings Old Tenor & desired him to Pay 
the same to Joseph Wads worth Esq r . Town Treasurer. 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 27. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq*. 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
Tho" Hutchinson Esq. 
m r Hancock 
m r Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Voted, That mr. Hancock & mr Cooke be desired to View the 
Gun house in the Common with Joshua Henshaw Esq r . & that they 
Report thereon. 

Ordered, That the Watch men be directed to Attend here next 
Wednesday at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon & until that time 
they are to take up all Negroes that are out after Ten o'Clock at 
night. 

Samuel Waldo Esq r hath Liberty to use one of the Engine Hose 
to fill some Water Casks, provided one of the Engine men Attend 
the filling of [379.] them & that there be no Damage done to the 
Hose. 

Voted, That Capt. Steel be desired take some Care of John 
Hatton a Stranger who is very poor & Sick. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 28, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Capt. Forsyth 

Jonas Clarke Esq. 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq. 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

The Select men being informed that mr. Joseph Marion had 
Something to Communicate he was Admitted with Two Persons 
Attending of him, he then Acquainted the Select men that he had 
in his hands two Orders of His Majesty in Council on the Petition 
of Abraham Francis, John Jones & Hannah his Wife and an Order 
of the Right Honourable the Committee of Council for hearing of 
appeals from the Plantations of which he deliver'd a Copy to John 
Jeffries Esq. Capt. Alex r . Forsyth, Jonas Clarke & Thomas 
Hutchinson Esq". and Read the original and then withdrew. 

Upon hearing the same it Appearing by said orders that His 
Majesty was pleased by his order in Council the 25 th . of April 1743, on 
the Petition of appeal of Abraham Francis, John Jones and Hannah 
his Wife from a Judgment of the Superiour Court of Judicature in 
Boston on the Eighth of August 1738, were it was adjudged that 
John Jeffries, Jonathan Armitage, David Collson, Alexander 
Forsyth, Caleb Lyman, Jonas Clarke, & Thomas Hutchinson Select 
men of Boston should recover of the Petitioners the Possession of 
a Parcel of Land with Cost of Courts (as in the Petition is fully 
set forth) to which appeal the Petitioners were Admitted, & that their 
Lordships were pleased to Order that the said Appeal be heard at 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 25 

the first meeting of the Committee in November next at which time 
all Partys concerned are not to fail coming prepared to be heard by 
their Council learned in the Law. 

Voted, That the Tcwn Clerk be directed to issue forth a Warrant 
to the Constables of the Town of Boston for Assembling the Town 
to meet at [381.] Faueuil Hall on Fryday the Filth of August next, 
at nine o'clock in the forenoon to Consider & do what may be 
necessary to be done in the affair. And that the following Ticket 
be printed for the Inhabitants, Viz'. 

The Selectmen of the Town of Boston having been Served with 
a Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council granting a hearing 
upon the appeal of Abraham Francis & others in the late Causes 
between them and the said Town of Boston in November next. 

The Freeholders & other Inhabitants of said Town are therefore 
hereby notified to meet at Faneuil Hall on Friday the Fifth of 
august next at nine o'clock in the forenoon, to Consider and 
Determine what is proper for the Town to do in the affair. 

Boston, July 28 th . 1743. 

Voted, That John Jeffries & Thomas Hutchinson Esq. be 
desired to wait on His Excellency and Acquaint him that they had 
received the above orders. 



[END OF THE SEVENTH VOLUME.] 



EIGHTH BOOK 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES 



[1.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 3, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq. 
Capt. Alexander Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
Capt. John Steel 

Mrs. Sarah Todd appeared & desired Liberty to Bake Bread & 
Bisket within this Town for Sale which is hereby Granted, She 
Conforming herself to the assize Set by the Select men from time 
to time as the Law directs. 

Mr. William Waters appeared & agreed with the Selectmen to 
keep the Province Hospital on Rainsfords Island for the year 
ensuing at Fifty Pounds p. Annum according to the last agree- 
ment bearing Date the Twenty Eighth Day of July, 1742. 

Voted, That the Town Clerk be desired to draw writings accord- 

in g!y- 

Voted, That Liberty be & hereby is Granted to [2.] nar. Bel- 
thazer Bayard to bake Bread called French Bread for one month, 
provided the Weight of a Fifteen Penny Loaf be Two Pounds 
Seven Ounces. 

Voted, That the Hon. John Jeffries Esq. & mr. Hancock be 
desired to Wait on His Excellency the Governour & acquaint him 
with the Citation the Select men have been Served with to answer 
to mess Francis & Jones &c. at Whitehall in November next, & 
beg the favour of him to give his advice in the said Affair. 

Liberty is hereby granted to mr. Daniel Bell to build Two 
Tombs on the Westerly line in the North Burying place he per- 
forming the Conditions of former Grants. 

The Watchmen Appeared according to Order who were directed 
to meet at their respective Watch houses at Nine o'Clock every 
night & to take up all rude and disorderly Negroes as the Law 
directs & to make Report thereon to the Select men on the last 
monday of this month. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 27 

[3.] Voted, That no Petitions for Licenses be Reconsidered 
by the Selectmen for this year. 

Voted, that mess" Jeffries & Cooke be desired to See the East 
End of the Town house put in repair and other necessary repairs, 
within Side done in the best manner they can. 

Voted, that the Rev d Dr. Sewall be desired to open the Town 
meeting on Friday next with Prayer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Augirst 17, 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That mr. Savell Warn Capt. John Woodbridge who 
lately came into this Town from Salem to depart the Town in 
Fourteen Days as the Law directs. 

Ordered, That mr. Savelle enquire after a Family which One 
Richardson in Back Street has taken [4.] Into his House from 
the Countrey, & notify the said Richardson to appear next 
Wednesday. 

John Heaton a Sailor & Mary Spencer a Woman from albany 
being Strangers & both Sick & having nothing to Support them- 
selves were Recommended by the Select men to the Overseers of 
the Poor to be taken Care of in the alms house at the Province 
Charge. 

Ordered, That mr. Savell Warn the Widdow Higgins & her 
Children to depart the Town in Fourteen Days as the Law directs. 

Ordered, That Richard Welcom who lately came into this 
Town from Ipswich with his Wife & having no Substance that they 
be Warned to depart this Town in Fourteen Days or give Security 
as the Law directs. 

Mr. Treasurer Foyc desires Liberty to house a Quantity of 
Grain in the Granary for the use of the Province. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted accordingly if there be room, 
he paying Customary Charges & Storage for the same. 

[o.] Col John Hill appeared & informed that Essex Street 
was much out of repair & desired that the Select men would View 

the same put it into Suitable repair Voted, that Jonas Clarke 

Esq r and Mr. Cooke be desired to view the same & Report thereon 
next Wednesday. 

John Mills with his Wife and four Children from Salem are 
admitted Inhabitants provided mr. Edward Jackson be Bound with 
him to the Town Treasurer in One Hundred Pounds Lawful 
money to indemnify the Town as the Law Directs. 

Voted, That the Towns Warehouse now in the occupation of 
mess. Denuie & Gray be Slated & that m r . Fosdick be desired to 
provide Slate for the same as soon as possible & that mess". 
Forsyth Hutchinson Hancock & Cooke be a Committee to See 
the same effected. 

Voted, That Capt. Forsyth & Capt. Steel be a Committee to 



28 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

See the Fence repaired at the North Writing School, And that 
mr. Cooke be desired to See the Fence repaired at the North 
Writing School, and that mr. Cooke be desired to See the Fence 
at mr. Lovells School repaired. 

[6.] Voted thatmr. John Procter Jun r . be Usher to mr. Zech a . 
Hicks master of the North Writing School for One Month upon 
Tryal. 

Voted, That the Platform adjoining to Mr. Billing's Shop at 
the Dock be taken down it being very defective & rotten as set 
forth in a Petition of mr. Charles Apthrop & Ten other Gentle- 
men presented this Day, & that mess". Hutchinson & Hancock be 
a Committee to Effect the same & that the Plank be Secured for 
the Use of the Town. 

Boston August 23. 1743. 

Whereas the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licence to Sell 
Strong Drink both as Innholders & Retailers have been presented 
to the Selectmen & at several meetings by them Considered A 
List of their Names & the Street where each Person dwells, with 
tiie Actings of the Select men on said Petitions is here Recorded 
as follows. Viz'. 

Inuholders Approved & Recommended Viz 1 . 
Andrew Halyburton Cornhill 

Mary Honeywell Lynn Street 

[7.] Samuel Jackson Long Wharf 

Samuel Wethered King Street 

Retailers Approved & Recommended Viz*. 

Martha Caldwell Weutworths Wharf 

John Girot Street 

Mercy Gibbert Hanover Street 

John Hogg Cambridge Street 

Sarah Hansard Long Lane 

Hannah Kiggell South End 

Joseph Lowden Cornhill 

Mercy Morris King Street 

Samuel May King Street 

Francis Righton Ann Street 

John Underwood Middle Street 

Margaret Williamson Middle Street 

William Wheeler Marlbro' Street 

Rachel Watkins Moon Street 

Inholders Disallowed, Viz'. 

Phillip Gatcombe Marlbro' Street 

James Williams Long Wharfe 

Retailers Disallowed, Viz'. 

Samuel Bailey Williams's Court 

[8.] Cornelius Campbell Cold Lane 

Margaret Dalrymple Orange Street 

John Grainger 

Thomas Gyles Essex Street 

Phillip Godfrey Olivers Street 

Joseph Harris Ship Street 

Elizabeth Hinche Green Lane 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 29 

"William Maxwell South Street 

Isaac Orr South Street 

John Quigg Pitts's Wharf 

John Rogers Middle Street 

James Robinson North Street 

James Carroll Tabb Ann Street 

George Wells Mackerel Lane 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 24, 1743. 

Present. 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r 
Jonas Clark Esq r . 
Thomas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Voted, That mr. Hancock be desired to provide Six Chairs for 
the Selectmens Chamber in Faneuil Hall. 

[9.] The Committee appointed to View Essex Street as 
Entred the 17 th . instant Reported that it is absolutely necessary 
to be repaired, And are of Opinion the easiest way to effect the 
same would be by taking away a Hank along by mr. Boylstons 
Land & desired the Select men would Order the Bank to be taken 
away And the Select men having Viewed the same Ordered it 
to be done by the Free Negroes. 

Voted, That Job Whipple who lately came from Ipswich depart 
the Town in Fourteen Days as the Law directs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug 29.1743. 

Present. 

The Hon John Jeffries Esq r 
Capt. Forsyth 
- Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Ilutchinson 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Upon a motion made & Seconded 

Voted, That mr. Savell in the Name of the Select men desire 
His majesty's Justices of this Town to afford their Company in 
the Council Chamber on the [1O.] First Day of September next at 
Six o'Clock in the afternoon in Order to Consider of & agree 
upon the time for Setting a Ward upon the Neck on the Lords 
Days as has been Customary at this time of the year. 

Voted, That another Draft of Fifty Pounds old Tenor be 
drawn on Town Treasurer in favour of Capt. Steel &c. a Com- 
mittee for finishing the Controversys with the abtitters on Fort 
hill & the Flatts belonging to the South Hattery. ' 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Sixteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Two Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread Six Shillings on W beaten 



30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Bread & Three Shillings & Six pence on Household Bread allowed 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 9- 

wheateu 3 - 2| 

Household 4-11 

Six penny wheaten Loaf I 1 - 2 - 15 

Voted, That Capt. John Larrabee have Liberty to Build a Tomb 
in the North Burying place on the Northwest Side next to that 
granted to mr. Parker he performing the Conditions of former 
Grants. 

Voted, That John Jeffries Esq r . & mr. Hancock be a Com- 
mittee to repair & do what they think necessary to Wilsons Lane. 
[11.] Voted, That Ten Potinds Old Tenor be given to mr. 
William Bollan for the Service he hath done the Town in the Case 
of Wilsons Lane & the Case between Brown & Calef & that mr. 
Gold th wait be desired to pay him the same. 

Voted, That the Abutters on the Neck be Prosecuted to next 
October Court for not keeping the High Way in repair, & that 
Capt. Forsyth & mr. Hutchinson be a Committee to effect the 
same. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His majestys' Justices of the 
Peace & the Selectmen of the Town of Boston, September 1. 
1743. 

A Ward on Boston Neck upon the Lords Days was then 

Ordered & appointed from & after the Date hereof until the 

Day of October next ensuing inclusive, as has been Customary 
heretofore, And a Warrant was issued accordingly & is in the 
Words following, Viz'. 

Boston ss. To each & every of the Constables of the Town of 
Boston, Greeting 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & General Court passed in the 
Eleventh year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William III 
Intitled an Act [12.] for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is 
Enacted That from time to time when & so often as Military 
Watch shall not be Ordered & appointed to be kept, the Justices 
of the Peace, together with the Selectmen of each Town within 
this Province are Impowered & Authorized to direct & Order a 
Suitable Watch or Watches to be Set up & kept &c. & also a 
Ward to be kept every Lords Day & other Days as they shall 
think needful & to appoint the number whereof such Watch & 
Ward shall consist, and the time for the beginning & Continuance 
of the same & the Constable or Constables of the Town having 
Orders accordingly given him or them in Writing by the Justices 
& Selectmen are thereby Impowered and required from time to 
. time to Warn such Watch & Ward respectively & to See that all 
Persons so Warned by them do attend & Observe their Duty in 
that regard. And whereas the said Justices & Select men are in- 
formed of frequent Prophanations of the Lords Day (Especially 
at this Season of the year) by loose vain Persons Servants 
Negroes &c. Unnecessarily Travelling or Walking to & from Bos- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 31 

ton & Roxbury with Neglect of Attending on the Publick "Worship 
of God in either place and bringing from the Neighbouring Towns 
Corn Apples & other fruits of the Earth to the great disturbance 
of the Publick peace & Scandal of Our Christian [13.] Profes- 
sion. It is therefore Ordered by the said Justices & Select men 
That from & after the Date hereof & until the Day of Oc- 
tober next ensuing inclusive the Constables of & within the Town 
of Boston & every of thorn by turns do Warn & appoint Eight 
meet & Sober Persons Inhabitants of the said Town on the Lords 
Days to Ward on the Neck or High Way between Boston & Rox- 
bury at some Convenient place near the Line of Defence ; Four of 
the said Persons are to give their Attendance there, from Seven 
o'Clock in the morning until half an hour alter Twelve at noon & 
there to be relieved by the Dusk of the Evening. 

And the Constable or Constables are to take Care in Warning 
thereof that such Ward do not Consist of all or the greatest part 
youths but that some able House holders or other Sufficient Per- 
sons be joined with them, And the said Constables are hereby 
enjoined to give in Charge to such Ward to prevent & Suppress 
such Disorders to Examine all Passengers & restrain them from 
Disporting Idle Walking or Unnecessary Travel on the Lords Day, 
And if any Person or Persons be Rude Refractory or shall refuse 
to give a Satisfactory account of the Occasion of their Travelling 
or otherwise [14.] misbehave themselves to take them up & 
Carry them before the next Justice of the Peace or return their 
names to such Justice in Order to their being Examined & pro- 
ceeded against according to the nature of their Offence as Pro- 
phaners of the Lords Day. Given under Our hands & Seals at 
Boston the first Day of September In the Seventeenth Year of His 
majesty's Reign Anno Domini, 1743. 



At a Meeting of the Select men. Sept. 7. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchiuson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Calhoone Maccarty Appeared & desired to be Admitted a Ticket 

Porter 

Voted, That he be Admitted accordingly provided m r . Peter 
Kenwood be his Bondsmen. 

Voted, That mess". Jeffries Clarke & Cooke be a Committee to 
repair the Way leading down from the Beacon [15.] so as to 
Convey the Water down the Several Ways as they shall judge 
proper. 

Voted, That mr. Goldthwait be desired to get a. Copy of the 
Case from mr. Tyleys office between Abraham Francis & others 
against the Town of Boston. 

This Day the Select men & mr. William Waters interchange- 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

ably Signed an Agreement for keeping the Province Hospital on 
Rainsfords Island, which is in the Words following, Viz*. 

Whereas the Great & General Court at their Session the 21 st . of 
June, 1738, did by their Order Authorize & Impower the Select- 
men of Boston to agree with some Suitable Person to keep the 
Hospital lately Built by Order of the said Court at Rainsfords 
Island for the reception of Sick & Infectious Persons & for their 
time & Service in taken Care of the Sick &c. who may be Sent to 
the said Hospital by the year. 

Pursuant to the said Order the Select men have this Day Agreed 
with mr. William Waters to keep the Province Hospital on Rains- 
fords Island accordingly who is to take all proper Care of such 
Sick Persons as may from time to time be Sent to the said Hos- 
pital finding & providing Nurses & assistance & all things [6.] 
Necessary for tbeir Comfort & Relief to Save the Province harm- 
less from all Charges that may arise on Account of any poor & 
Indigent Persons who may be sent to the said Hospital (Doctors 
Bills excepted) and to follow the Orders of the Selectmen respect- 
ing Persons (& Goods) coming on or going off the said Island & 
to keep a Sufficient guard to Hinder all Persons from coming on 
or going off said Island without the Leave of the Select men And 
he is not to take off or Suffer to be taken off from the said Island 
auy Stones or Ballast whatsoever. 

In Consideration whereof he the said Waters is to have the Use 
and Improvement of the said Island & Housing thereon for One 
year Commencing the Twenty first Day of June last & he be 
allowed & paid out of the Province Treasury the Sum of Twelve 
Pounds Ten Shillings Lawful money of this Province p. anu. & is 
also to demand & receive Pay from such Persons as may from 
time to time be Sent thither as aforesaid for his Attendance & 
Expences on them during their being at the said Hospital after 
the Rate of Six Shillings & three pence Lawful money as afore- 
said p. Week & it is further Agreed that the Select men [7.] 
shall & will afford their Assistance to the said Waters in the 
Premisses from time to time as need shall require, 

Mem . Sept. 15. 1743. 

The Select men Recomended to the Overseers of the Poor, James 
Parris a Sailor belonging to Capt. Delanie & lately broke his 
thigh in a Storm being a Stranger & having neither Friends nor 
Substance to Support him to be taken into the Almshouse at the 
Charge of the Province as a proper Object of Charity. 

Also Recommended William Hughs a poor Indigent Sailor very 
Old who lately Arrived from the Spanish Expedition at the West 
Indies as a proper Object of Publick Charity being a Stranger & 
having neither Friends nor Substance to Support him to be taken 
into the Almshouse at the Charge of the Province. 

Mem . Sept. 19. 1743. 

This Day the Select men wrote a Letter to mr. Agent Kilby 
Agreeable to the Vote of the Town of the 16 th . instant (a Copy 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 33 

whereof is on file) & Sent Several Papers to him by Capt. 
Clements. 

[18.] Mem . Sept. 21. 1743. 

Liberty is hereby granted to mr. Beuj a . Eaton to Dig up the 
Pavement & open the Ground in Union Street in Order to lay a 
Drain from his Shop into the Common Shore, Upon Condition that 
he forthwith make good the Ground and Pavement again & keep 
the same in repair from time to time to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 23 d . 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Capt. Forsyth 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Andrew Oliver Esq r . having drawn a Set of Three Bills of 
Exchange on mess r8 . Sam 1 . Storkes & Son Merchants in London 
for Three Hundred Pounds Sterling payable to Joseph Wadsworth 
Esq r . Town Treasurer & delivered the same, The Select men 
gave m r . Oliver a Bond Dated this Day Conditioned for the Pay- 
ment of the said Sum of Three Hundred [19.] Pounds Ster- 
ling in London with Interest for the same on or before the 

23 d . Day of next. 

The Selectmen wrote a Letter to Agents Kilby & Palmer & Sent 
them Several Copys as p. ac-co 19 . on file & the first Bill of Ex- 
change for Three Hundred Pounds Sterling drawn by Andrew 
Oliver Esq r . on mess 1 " 8 . Storkes & Son. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 26. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchiuson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Fifteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Two Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread, Six Shillings on Wheaten 
Bread and Three Shillings & Six pence on Household Bread allowed 
for Charges which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 1 

Wlieaten 3 - 5 

Household 4 - 15 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . 3 - 14 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[SO.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 28. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mess". Gatcomb & Dolbeare inform that the Gutter in Wings Lane 
is so broke that its become very dangerous for man & Horse. 

Voted, That mess". Jeffries & Hancock be desired to View the 
same & Order what is proper to be done. 

The Selectmen this Day Let unto Joshua Henshaw Esq r . the 
Gun house in the Common for Six years Commencing from the first 
of October, 1743. he paying the Town Treasurer Eight Pounds 
Old Tenor p. annum for the same & at his own Charge to put it in 
repair, Reserving to the Town Liberty to put & keep in said 
House what Gun Carriage they See fit during the said Term, at 
the End of which he to deliver it up in good repair. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 5. 1743. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchiuson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

[21.] Ordered, That Job Whipple who was Examined the first 
of June last & on the 24 th . of august last was Ordered to depart the 
Town in Ten Days as appears of Record, be now Sent out of Town 
by a proper officer to be Conveyed from Town to Town to Ipswich 
that being the last place of his Abode. 

Voted, that all the Warnings of the Several Persons out of this 
Town be returned by the Town Clerk into the Sessions as soon as 
may be. 

Ordered, That mr. Thomas Read have the Charge of the Engine 
kept in the Cellar under the Town House & he is Allowed Fourteen 
men besides himself, Viz*. 

Thomas Read 
Edward Potter 
Thomas Hartlej 7 
Samuel Ellis 
Peter Cotta 
Ebenezer Knap 
John Foster 
Samuel Hallowell 
Anthony Bracket 
Thomas Palfrey 
Brackley Read 
Edward Potter Jun r . 
William Perkins 
Abraham Holland 
Joseph Baxter 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 35 

And in Case there should happen any difference at any time 
among them that they should want to put out or take in a man the 
said Thomas Read that has the Charge of the Engine shall give an 
Acco'. of the same to the Select men for their Allowance & orders 
for their [22.] proceeding & at an}- time if a Fire should break 
out the said Read is ordered to improve the said Engine where lie 
thinks he may do the most Service & to take Care that at no time 
the Doors of the Engine house be obstructed by Snow &c. And 
to Work the said Engine Once every month from the first of april 
to the first of October ; And to See that the Engine and Pails be 
kept in good Order & when at any time it shall happen that any 
thing is out of Order or wanting for the said Engine they apply 
directly to the Select men for their direction in the Affair And that 
at all Fires they bring with them an Axe & Fire hook & Commit 
the same to the Charge of two of their Company who sh-dl be ap- 
pointed to manage the same by the Select men And in Case either 
the Hook or Axe be not brought they are not to he Entitled to the 
Bounty of Five Pounds Old Tenor as b.y the Towns Vote. And 
for their Care & Diligence in the same the Inhabitants of the Town 
at their meeting the Fourteenth of march last have by a Vote freed 
them from all other Offices in the Town for this Year, & also 
granted a Premium of Five Pounds Old Tenor to be paid out of 
the Town Treasury to the Engine that shall be first brought to 
Work at a House or other Buildirg, that shall be on Fire. 

[23.] M r . Thomas Road Master of the Engine under the Town 
house informs that the Engine under his Care was first l>ro't to 
Work at the Fire which lately broke out at m r . Keightly's Rope 
Walk & desired that the Premium of Five Pounds Old Tenor 
granted by the Town may be Allowed him. 

Voted, That the same be drawn for next Draft Day. 

Mess". Harrod Knox & Richards, Bakers appeared & Com- 
plained that the Assize of Bread is too high, Wheat not being to 
be Purchased under Sixteen Shillings old Tenor p. Bushel & de- 
sired that the Assize may be regulated accordingly. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Sixteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & 
Two Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread Six Shillings on Wheaten 
Bread & Three Shillings & Six pence on Household Bread Allowed 
for Charges which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 9 

Wheaten 3 - 2 

Household 4 - 11 

Six penny w beaten Loaf I 1 . 2 - 15 

Nehemiah Wilkins delivered to the Select men the Ke}' of the 
Shop on the Dock which he hired of the Town. 

Ordered That the same be delivered to m r . Hutchiuson he having 
Purchased the said Shop. 

[24.] Voted, That m r . James Dukes with his Wife from Bar- 
badoes be admitted Inhabitants of this Town & that he have 
Liberty to Open a School in this Town, for teaching Children to 
Dance & for his Wifes teaching needle Work to Children Agree- 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

able to his Petition presented to the Select men the 28 th . Sept. 
last. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 19. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Fors3 r th 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Whereas there is Abundance of Strangers from other Towns & 
Foreign parts, that daily get into this Town whereby Our Charge 
is greatly increased & it not being practicable for to come to the 
knowledge of them without some proper Person to make Enquiry 
after them. 

Voted, That m r . Joseph Lasinby be appointed for that purpose 
for Three months, to make Diligent Search & Once in a Week, 
inform the Select men of the same & return a List of all such 
Persons, He to be paid for his Trouble according to the Judgment 
of the Select men. 

[25.] Voted, That the Select men will attend the Sessions on 
the last Monday of this Month when the affair of the Lane lead- 
ing from the Common to Nassaw Street thro' iu r . Cloughs Lnnd is 
to be determined. 

Voted, That mess. Thornton & Fosdick be desired to repair the 
peices of Pavement that are Sunk and broken at the bottom of 
milk Street. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 31, 1743 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq. 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That 1he Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixteen Shillings Old tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & Two 
Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread Six Shillings on Wheaten 
Bread & Three Shillings & Six pence on Household Bread allowed 
for Charges which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 9 

Wheaten 3 - 2 

Household 4-11 

Six penn}- Wheaten Loaf I 1 - 2 - 15 

Liberty is hereby granted to m r . Rufus Greene to Dig up the 

Pavement & Open the Ground in Street [26.] in Order to 

repair his Drain running into the Common Shore there Upon Con- 
dition that he forthwith make good the Ground & Pavement again 
& keep the same in repair from time to time to the Satisfaction of 
the Select men. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 37 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 2, 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq T . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Cornelius Scantling is Admitted a Ticket Porter provided Wil- 
liam Stoddard Esq r . will be his Bondsman. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 7. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Sarah Magin a Stranger from Ireland in poor Circumstances was 
Sent to the Alms house by John Jeffries & Jonas Clarke Esq. on 
the nineteenth of march last to be taken Care of at the Charge of 
the Province. 

[27.] Mary Church a Stranger from Philadelphia being near 
lying in & very infirm was Sent to the Almshouse by Jonas Clarke 
& Thomas Hutchinson Esq rs . on the fourth of may last to be taken 
Care of at the Province Charge. 

Robert Basill a Stranger from Saltertuda being Sick & in dan- 
ger of Perishing in the Streets was Sent to the Alms house by 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . on the Seventeenth of May last to be 
taken Care of at the Charge of the Province. 

Jerusha Will an Indian Woman & Stranger who lay Dead at 
Humphreys a Negro mans house at the North end. 

Orders was given the Twenty first of may last by Capt Steel to 
the Overseers of the Poor to Bury her at the Province Charge. 

Mr. Edward Bromfield in behalf of the Overseers of the Poor, 
presented an Acco u . of Sundry Persons on the Province Charge 
which was Examined & approved. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, November 9, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Cooke 

Mr. John Earle master of the North Copper Engine informs 
that the House the Engine is kept in is much out of repair & thafe 
he has no Conveniency to Comply with [28.] The Towns Order 
for keeping a Fire hook. 

Voted, That Capt. Forsyth mr. Hutchinson & Capt. Steel be 
desired to do what may be necessary to be done in the affair. 

James Swain Appeared & desired to be Admitted a Ticket Por- 
ter, Promising to behave well and in Conformity to the Law & 
proposed Tho 8 . Hutchinson Esq r . for his Bondsman. 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 16. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Tho". Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Mr. Brewster informs that the House that took Fire the 13 th in- 
stant in Fish Street (Occupyed by Two Free Negroes) was Occa- 
sioned by the Badness of the Chimney & prays some Care may be 
taken to prevent it for the future. 

Voted, That Capt. Forsyth & mr. Hutchinson be desired to 
View the same. 

Katharine Briant alias Kennis Lattaree a Single Woman ap- 
peared & Said that She came from [29.] St. Christophers with 
Capt. Peter Deland to Philadelphia from whence She traveled to 
tins Town about Nine Weeks since, that She has lodged at Patrick 
Goffe's about Six or Seven Weeks, that She has brought Nothing 
with her & has nothing to Subsist her & is with Child by James 
Chambers, who also Appeared & Offered to give her Seven Pounds 
to Carry her out of the Province & mr. Savell is directed to See 
her out of Town. 

Mr. Isaac Winchester appeared & desired to hire the Stall Num- 
ber Twenty two in Faneuil Hall Market. 

Voted, That the said Stall be Let to him accordingly he paying 
Twenty Shillings Old Tenor p month for the same until the Select 
men shall Order other wise to Commence from the first Day of 
September last. 

Mr, Joseph Holbrook Appeared and desired to have the Improve- 
ment of the Towns Shop on the Dock which mr. Cotta hired. 

Voted, That the Sum of Twenty five Pounds Old Tenor be 
Allowed to Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . in Order to Transport 
Jeremiah Jones an Indigent Person out of the Province Agreeable 
to the Order of the General Court which Charge is to be paid by 
the Province. 

[SO.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 19. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

The Select men being informed that Notwithstanding His Ex- 
celleucys Orders to His Majesty's Castle William to Stop all Ves- 
sells coming from the Mediterreniau (where the Plague in some 
parts is very prevalent) yet by some means the Ship Tyger 
Patrick White master from Cagliari has past the Castle & come 
up into the Harbour to the great disquiet of many of the Inhabi- 
tants Therefore, 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 39 

Voted That a Petition be drawn & presented to His Excellency 
that he would please to give Orders that the said Wssell Goods & 
People be forthwith carried down to the Hospital Island there to 
remain until further Order or that such other measures may be 
taken as His Excellency shall think proper for the Safety of the 
Town & Province. 

A Petition was accordingly drawn up & Signed by the Select 
men & Voted, That mess". Cooke & Steel be a Committee to pre- 
sent the same. 

[31.] Information being given to mr. Justice Clarke of the 
said Vessells coming up into the Harbour & that the Captain & 
some of his People were come on Shoar he issued forth a Warrant 
directed to the Sheriff of the County of Suffolk his Deputys or 
either of the Constables of Boston, Requiring them to prevent & 
restrain all Persons belonging to or transported in the said Ship 
from coming on Shoar & if any be on Shoar forthwith to Send 
them on board again as also to restrain Persons from going on 
board said Ship. And the Master & Men being accordingly Sent 
on board to Report of the same was made to His Excellency 
agreeable to the Province Law for further direction, His Excel- 
lenc}* with the Advice of the Council directed & desired that the 
Select men would Send this Evening a Physician on board to Ex- 
amine into the health of the Ships Company & to make Report to 
the Select men how he finds them & that they Order Two men on 
board as a Watch that no body comes on board said Vessel nor 
any Person or thing be Suffered to be brought on Shoar until fur- 
ther Order, but the Captain & mate who are Ordered to come on 
Shoar Tomorrow at Ten o'Clock in Order to be Examined on Oath, 
if the Doctor shall think it Safe. 

Mess. Fessenden & Whittemore two of the Constables were 
Ordered to procure a Boat to Carry the Doctor & Two men on 
board with an Order to the Captain & mate to Attend Tomorrow 
at Faneuil Hall at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon. 

[32.] Doctor Clark being Sent for Appeared & Engaged 
to Attend the Services this Evening if the Weather Would permit 
or on the Morning early. 

Voted That mr. Savell be directed to take Two Watchmen from 
each Watch house to Stand Two at Clarks Wharf & two at the 
lower end of Long Wharf to Watch that no boat go to or come 
from the Ship Tyger Patrick White Master without Leave, said 
men to be Changed Once in Two hours & so to Continue until 
further Order. 

Voted, That this Meeting be Adjourned to Tomorrow at Ten 
o'Clock in the forenoon & that mr. Savell desire Jacob Wendell 
& Joshua Winslow Esq". to be then present. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov 20 th . 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Huichinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. Stf. 

m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Patrick White Master of the Ship Tyger beingS worn by Joshua 
Winslow Esq r . Says that he left Gravesend the 24 th . of May last 
& Sailed from Spithead the 9 th . of June & arrived at Port mahon 
[33.] about the 7 th . of July where he tarried till the 28 th . & 
Sailed for Cagliari & there arrived the 1 st . Day of August that 
he Carried nothing but Ballast to Cagliari that he Rode Sixteen 
Days performing Quarantine before he was Allowed to put out 
his Ballast & take in Salt & there lay Twelve Days before he was 
laden when he Sailed for Gibralter where he Arrived about the 
14 th . of September in the Evening & Sailed the next Morning for 
Boston, neither he nor any of his People having been ashour at 
Gibralter, that his Cargo consists of Salt & One Pipe of Wine & 
his Ships Company of Twenty two men who have been all in 
perfect health during the Voyage that he has no Small Goods or 
Silks of any Sort on board, that he heard at Cagliari there had 
been a very mortal Sickness at Mesina which was Abated but it 
was not Apprehended to be the Plague, that when hal'd at the 
Castle he Answered that he came from Gibralter, & no Goods have 
been Unladen from his Vessell since he arrived. 

PATRICK WHITE 

Joseph Whitley Mate of said Ship being also Sworn Says that 
they Arrived at Port Mahon in July last & at Cagliari the 1 st . of 
August & there lay Sixteen Days before they were allowed to take 
in Salt, that they arrived at Gibralter the 14 th . of September & 
Sailed the next Day that nobody was a Shoar at Gibralter, the 
[34.] Cargo Consists of Salt, that non of the People are now 
ashoar but the Captain & himself, That no Ship was allowed on 
any terms to come into Port Mahon or Cagliari from Sicilly & if 
they came from Genoa or Leghorn they performed a Quarantine 
of Forty Days, that he heard there was a very mortal Sickness at 
Sicilly, that when hal'd at the Castle they answered they came last 
from Gibralter, the People are all well & have been so during the 
Voyage. JOSEPH WHITLEY 

Doctor Clarke Reported that he had been on board the Ship 
Tyger Patrick White Master from Cagliari & Viewed & Examined 
the master & men & found them all in good health & according to 
the Strictest enquiry they have all of them been so ever Since their 
Sailing from Cagliari. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Nov r 23 d . 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

The Select men having received a Power from Josiah Willard 
Esq r . Judge of Probate &c. for the County of Suffolk [35.] to 
enquire into the Ability of mr. William Pattin as to his reason & 
Capacity of managing his own affairs, having Attended that 
Service & discoursed with the said Pattin, Reported, That they 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 41 

were of Opinion by reason of his Age & the Numb Palsy his 
reason & Understanding is so impaired as to be Uncapable of 
managing his own affairs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 28, 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarice Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Whereas the Town at their Annual Meeting in September, 1742. 
Voted That the Select men be desired to procure the Picture of 
Peter Faneuil Esq r . to be put up in Faneuil Hnll at the Expence 
of the Town & upon Enquiry finding it would be much Cheaper to 
Send to London to procure a frame for the same. 

Voted, That m r . Agent Kilby be Wrote to for to procure & Send 
a neat Gold Cawed Frame of Eight feet long & Five feet Wide 
by the first Ship at the Charge of the Town. 

Mr. Abraham Belknap with his Wife & Child from Framingham 
desired to be Admitted Inhabitants [36.] It Appearing to the 
Select men that he has brought Two or Three Hundred Pounds in 
Notes & Bonds besides Household Goods. 

Voted, That they be admitted Inhabitants accordingly. 

Ben j a Day (a Free negro manumitted by D r . John Clark) appear- 
ing upon Complaint of the Neighbours of the Danger they were in 
of being Burnt out by reason the Hearth of the Chimney where 
the said Negro dwelt was laid on the Floor. 

He was forbid by the Select men making any more fire in that 
place. 

Complaint being made that the Bakers refuse to Bake Wheaten 
Bread. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & One 
Shilling p. Bushel on White Bread Seven Shillings p. Bushel on 
Wheaten Bread & Three Shillings & Six pence on House hold 
Bread Allowed for Charges, which is Computed as follows, viz'. 







of Penny White Loaf 2 - lj 

Wheaten 3 - 

House hold 4-11 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 - 2 - 2 

Ordered, That mr. Savell be directed to return [37.] Home 
the Bulls he hired of m r . Wilson for the Town 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 30. 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Foi'syth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomns Hutchinson Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Darby Cotty Appeared & desired to be Admitted a Ticket 
Porter & proposed Joshua Winslow Esq r . & mr. Thomas Gunter 
for his Bondsmen 

Voted, That he be Admitted accordingly provided they become 
Bound with him for the faithful Discharge of his Office. 

Mr. Eaton Appeared & desired Liberty to put down some Posts 
in marshalls Lane near the mill Bridge. 

Voted, That Jonas Clarke Esq r . & mr. Hancock be desired to 
View the same & if they think fit to Allow thereof, that the Posts 
be Painted White. 

Mr. John Harrod & Sundry other Bakers in the Town appeared 
& Complained of the Assize of Bread After fully hearing them 
It was Voted That [38.] no Alteration should at present be made 
in the assize. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 7. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Capt. Turner appeared upon Acco*. of one Mary Miller with 
Three Children whom he Imported into this Town from S'. Christ . 
& Promist to give Security to Indemnify the Town from any 
Charge upon their acco*. for Five years. 

Capt. Phillip Doble appeared upon Acco*. of Bridget Caroll & 
Marg'. Callicott Two Women & two Children whom he Imported 
into this Town from Newfoundland he Promist to give Security to 
Indemnify the Town from any Charge upon their acco' for Five 
years to the Satisfaction of the Select men. 

The Select men Wrote the following Letter to Christ . Kilby 
Esq r . Viz'. 

Boston, Dec r . 7. 1743. 

Sir, 

The Inhabitants of the Town of Boston at a meeting in Septem- 
ber, 1742. Voted, That the Select [39.] men of this Town be de- 
sired to procure the Picture of Peter Faneuil Esq r . to be put up in 
Faneuil Hall at the Expence of the Town, which Picture being now 
furnished by mr. Smibert We find upon Enquiry that a Frame for 
said Picture can be got in London Cheaper & better than with Us, 
We therefore beg the favour of You Sir to procure & Send a Neat 
Gold Carved Frame of Eight feet in length & Five feet in Wedth 
by the first Ship in as small a Box as may be, as it will reduce the 
Freight, Your Expence for the same shall be Remitted as soon as 
known, which Frame We hope may be bought for about Eeight 
Guineas. 

We are Sir 

Your most humble Servants 

To Christ . Kilby Esq r . J. J. &c. Select men. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 43 

Voted, That John Jeffries Esq r . & mr. Hancock be desired to 
Agree with some proper Person to provide for and look after the 
Bulls for this Winter upon the best terras they can. 

C'ol. Jacob Wendell Appeared & presented the following 
Order from the Captain General for removing Several Cannon be- 
longing to the South Battery now lying on the said Col Wendells 
Wharf to the Ground belonging to the said Battery, which is as 
follows, Viz'. 

To the Select men of the Town of Boston 

[4O.] Whereas Complaint hns been made to me by Col. 
Jacob Wendell that Several of the Cannon belonging to the South 
Battery of the Town of Boston Stand on that part of his Wharfe 
which was lately in Dispute between the King & him. These 
are to direct you to cause the said Cannon to be removed 
from thence upon the Ground belonging to the said Battery as 
soon as Conveniently may be Given under my hand at Boston this 
27 th . Day of October, 1743 W. SHIRLEY 

Voted That the Select men will attend that Service the Ninth 
instant & that mr. Cooke be desired to Speak to Capt. Green that 
his men be Assisting in doing the same & that cir. Savell acquaint 
Col. Wendell with the Select men's Intention. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 14. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Constable Sonden brought a Venire facias from the Clerk of the 
Inferiour Court for this County Requiring the Town to return Ten 
Petit Jurors for said [41.] Court to be held in January next, 
The Select men appointed WediK-sd'iy next the Twenty first in- 
stant at Three o'clock in the Afternoon for a Town Meeting to 
draw Jurymen accordingly. 

Mr. Cooke in behalf of the Mill Owners Complained that they 
some years since built a House near the mill Bridge & left Tooth- 
ing in the Corners of the Wall for their Neighbours to join on, 

since which Jenkins has Built & joined on the said Wall 

but refuseth to pay anything for the same & desired that the Se- 
lect men would Appoint some meet Persons to Apprize the same. 
Whereupon the Select men yave the following Order, Viz'. 
To mess". Jacob Parker, William Fairfield & John Kneeland. 
Gentlemen, 

Complaint being made to Us by mr. Middlec-ott Cooke & the 
mill Owners that they some years since Built a House near the 
mill Bridge & left Toothing in thy Corners of the Wall for their 

Neighbours to join on since which Jenkins has Built & 

joined on the said Wall but refuseth to pay anything for the 
same. 

According to the Law of the Province passed in the Fourth 
Year of the Reign of King William & Queen Mary Iinpowering Us 



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

in Case of any difference to appoint meet Persons to Value the 
same, We desire that yon would do it. 

[42.] Complaint being made that mr. Simpson had En- 
tertained in his House without giving Information thereof, One 
Morgan who came from Philadelphia & is now in the Work house. 

Voted, That Jonas Clarke Esq r . be desired to Prosecute the said 
Simpson for Entertaining the said Morgan contrary to Law and 
that he be obliged to Save the Town harmless from any Charge 
upon his Acco 1 . 

Whereas Capt. Nath 1 . Barber & mr. Tho". Pemberton were some 
time since appointed Sealers of Wood landed on Several Wharves 
to the Northward of the Mill Creek but by reason their time is 
much taken up in other affairs they cannot Attend that Business 
so often as is necessary. 

Therefore Voted, That Deacon William Larrabee a Sealer of 
Wood at the North end be & hereby is appointed & fully Im- 
powered a Sealer of wood landed on any Wharfe or Wharf es to 
the Northward of the Mill Creek in Boston whenever he shall be 
desired to Seal the same. 

Whereas Notwithstanding the many good & Wholesome Laws 
of this Province made to prevent the Inhabitants of the Town En- 
tertaining Strangers &c. without giving due Notice thereof to the 
Select men or Town Clerk many Strangers in low Circumstances 
do come into the Town & dwell here without the knowledge of the 
Select men & at [43.] Length become a Town Charge to the 
great prejudice of the Town who are afterwards obliged to Sup- 
port them ; To prevent which Hardship the Select men think it 
proper to appoint some Suitable Person or Persons to inform them 
of all Strangers coming into the Town & having had some dis- 
course with Deacon \\' m Larrabee thereupon he is willing to Under- 
take this Service to be Allowed for the same as the Select men, 
shall think reasonable ; 

Voted, That the said William Larrabee be & hereby is ap- 
pointed & fully Impowered to Visit all such Houses & Families 
as he apprehends Entertains Inmates or Strangers lying to the 
Northward of the Draw bridge in Boston & take a List of the 
Names of such Strangers from whence they came how long they 
have been in Town their Occupation & Circumstances & the 
Persons that Entertain them & make Report thereof unto the 
Select men every Wednesday. 

Mr. William Story Appeared & desired Liberty to put down two 
Posts before his House in Cambridge Street. Voted, That Capt. 
Forsyth & mr. Hancock be desired to View the place & Report 
thereon 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 21. 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743. 45 

[44.] Mr. Freeman from North Carolina Appeared according to 
Order & informed that he came here only to Stay this Winter & 
that in the Spring of the year he intends to return to North Caro- 
lina again where nis Estate lies. 

John Bryan Appeared & desired to be admitted a Ticket Porter 
& offered mess". John Barrell and William Nichols to be his 
Bondsmen. 

Voted, That he be admitted accordingly provided they be his 
Bondsmen. 

Mr. John Peirce master of the Fire Engine kept at the Westerly 
part of this Town having removed out of Town & mr. Ebenezer 
Messinger being proposed as a Suitable Person to succeed 
him. 

Voted, That the said Messiuger be & hereby is appointed Master 
of the said West Engine accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dcc r . 26. 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq 1 . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Mr. Edmund Rising Appeared & desired Liberty to Show as a 
Sight in this Town a microscope & Sundry other Curious Instru- 
ments with a [45.] Musical Clock, which he had lately brought 
into Countrey 

Voted, That he have Liberty to Show the same during the 
pleasure of the Select men, he behaving himself well & keeping 
good Orders &c. 

Voted, That mr. John Procter Jun r . (who was Admitted an 
Usher to mr. Hicks the 17 th . of August last) be Allowed for his 
Salary in that Office after the Rate of One Hundred & Twenty 
Pounds Old Tenor p. annum to Commence from the 18 th . Day of 
August last. 

Mr. Barth . Sutton master of One of the Fire Engines Appeared 
& desired a Draft for the Premium of Five Pounds old Tenor 
Allowed by the Town, his Engine being the first brought to Work 
at the Fire which broke out at Capt. Ellerys house. 

Ordered That a Draft be made accordingly. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Seventeen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & 
Six pence on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on White 
Bread Allowed for Charges Saving only on White Bisket Two 
Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, which is Computed as follows 
Viz 1 . 

oz- dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 7 

Wheaten 2 - 14 

Household 4-8 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 1 ! - 1 - 6. 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[46.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec. 28. 1743. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That mr. Ebenezer Messinger have the Charge of the 
Engine kept at the Westerly part of the Town & he is allowed 
Eleven men besides himself. Viz*. 

Ebenezer Messinger 

Samuel Sprague 

John Brown 

William Russell 

Samuel Emmes 

Richard Surcomb 

Thomas Crafts 

Thomas Barnard 

John Seaborn 

Abraham Belknap 

John Box 

Robert Thompson Jun r . 

And in Case there should happen any difference at any time 
among them that they should want to put out or take in a Man the 
said Eben r . Messinger that has the Charge of the Engine shall give 
an acco'. of the same to the Select men for their allow*. & orders 
for their proceeding & at any time if a Fire should break out the 
said messinger is Ordered to Improve the said Engine where he 
thinks he may do the most Service & to take Care that at no time 
the Doors of the Engine house be Obstructed by Snow &c. [47.] 
And to Work the said Engine Once every month from the first of 
April to the first of October & to See that the Engine & Pails be 
kept in good Order & when at any time it shall happen that any 
thing is out of Order or wanting for the said Engine they apply 
directly to the Select men for their direction in the Affair & that 
at all Fires they bring with them an Axe & Fire hook & Commit 
the same to the Charge of two of their Company who shall be ap- 
pointed to manage the same by the Select men, And in Case either 
the Hook or axe be not brought they are not to be Entitled to the 
Bounty of Five Pounds as by the Towns Vote. 

And for their Care & Diligence in the same the Inhabitants of 
the Town at their meeting the 14 th . of March last have by a Vote 
freed them from all other offices in the Town for this year & also 
granted a Premium of Five Pounds Old Tenor to be paid out of 
the Town Treasury to the Engine that shall be first brought to 
Work at a House or other Building that shall be on Fire. 

Mr. William Larrabee appointed the 14 th . instant a Sealer of 
Wood landed on all Wharves to the Northward of the Mill Creek 
whenever he shall be called to Seal the same, Appeared & Capt. 
Nathan 1 . Barber a Sealer of Wood appeared also & said Barber 
[48.] Desires that he may have still the Sealing of all Wood 
landed on mr. Halseys wharf & mr. Colmans wharf & that mr. 
Larrabee may have all the wharves to the Northward of Halseys 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743-4. 47 

Wharf. After some Discourse thereon, Voted That the said 
Deacon William Larraboe he & hereby is appointed & Impowered 
a Sealer of all Wood landed on any Wharf or Wharves to the 
Northward of mr. Halseys Wharf & any other Wharf to the 
Northward of the Mill Creek whenever he shall be Called or 
desired to do the same Excepting the two wharves aforesaid, Viz'. 
mr. Halseys & mr. Colmans. 

Mess rs . Edward Langdon & John Dixwell presented some Proposals 
Setting forth That the Vacant Peice of Ground at the head of the 
Dock behind the Watch house is intirely Useless to the Town as it 
now is & little better than a Sink of Filth & Dirt which is very 
Offensive to the Inhabitants that live thereabouts, In Order there- 
fore that the said Peice of Ground may be improved to the Benefit 
of the Town, they propose that the Watch house may be removed 
near to mr. Jacksons Corner and that then the Select men would 
Lease out to them for the Space of Seven years or such time as 
the Select men think proper that part of the head of said Dock that 
belongs to the Town at a small [49.] Quit Rent, they would then 
at their own Expence Erect a Shop or Wooden Building thereon 
about Twenty feet in tlie Front, Sixteen feet deep & Twent}' in 
heighth or of such other Dimensions as the Select men think proper 
& at the End of said Lease deliver up the said Building to the 
Town free of all Charge & Expeuce for Erecting the same. 

The Proposals being Read were refer'd to Wednesday next for 
Consideration. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Janry, 4. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Beuj a . Woodbridge who came into this Town from Salem & was 
sometime since Warned to depart the Town, Appeared & Promised 
he would leave the Town Tomorrow. The Proposals of Edward 
Langdon & John Dixwell for Erecting a Building at the head of 
the Town Dock refer'd to this time from Wednesday last now came 
under Consideration & after a Short Debate thereon, 

The Select men Apprehend they cannot Comply with the said 
Proposals. 

[5O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 11. 1743. 

Present 
Capt Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Hancock 

Robert Fairservice appeared according to Order & Acknowledged 
that the following Persons had lived in his House as Inmates more 
than the Space of Twenty Days Viz 4 . John Morrissy, James 
Osborne, Edward Poor, & William 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

/ 

Ordered That the said Fail-service be Prosecuted to pay the Fine 
of Forty Shillings as the Law directs, for not giving notice thereof 
in the time Limited by Law. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 18. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 

Constable Souden brought a Writ of Venire facias issued out of the 
Clerks Office of the Superiour Court of Judicature &c. for this 
Country Requiring the Town to return Six Grand Jurors & Twenty 
Petit Jurors to Serve [51.] at the said Court the Third Tuesday of 
February next. The Select men Appointed Wednesday the 
Eighth of February next to Choose Jurors accordingly 

Liberty is granted to John Jeffries Esq r . to Frame part of a Crane 
for his Wharf upon the Common near the House of m r . Jacob Sheaf e 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 25. 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m*. Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Capt. Steel informs that the North Clock is out of Order. Voted, 
That Capt. Forsyth & Capt. Steel be desired to have it effectually 
mended. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan. 30. 1743. 

Present. 
Capt Forsyth 
Thomos Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Ordered That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixteen Shillings Old Tenor p. [52.] Bushel for Wheat 
& Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread Three Shillings & 
Six pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel 
on White Bread allowed for Charges Saving only on White Bisket 
Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, which is Computed as follows, 
Viz 4 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 9 

Wheaten 3 - 

Household 4 - 11 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . 2 - 2 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 1. 1743. 

Present 
Capt. Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743-4. 49 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Mr Hancock informs of Scipio a negro and his Wife lately come 
into this Town from Dedham and now live at the Westerly part of 
the Town near m r . Wilsons the Gardners. 

Ordered, That they be Warned to depart the Town as the Law 
directs. 

Thomas Morgan who was lately brought into this Town from 
Providence was Certified by the Selectmen to be a proper object 
of Publick Charity [53.] & Recommended to the Overseers of 
the Poor to be taken Care of in the Almshouse at the Charge of 
the Province, the Certificate was Dated the 14 th . of October 
last. 

It being the Usual time for Visiting the Town, 

Voted, That mr. Savell Acquaint His majesty's Justices of the 
Peace within this Town & the Gentle men the Overseers of the 
Poor, that the Gentlemen desire they would please to give them a 
meeting at the Council Chamber on Monday next at Five o'Clock 
in the Afternoon in Order to Agree upon a Visitation of the 
Town. 

At a meeting of the Honourable His majesty's Justices of the 
Peace the Gentlemen the Select men & Overseers of the Poor 
within the Town of Boston at the Council Chamber on Monday, 
February 6. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
The Hon. Anthom- Stoddard Esq r . 
Edward Winslow Esq r . and 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace. 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Capt. Alexander Forsyth 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
[54.] m r . Thomas Hancock 

rn r . Middlecott Cooke & 
Capt. John Steel 

Select men 

The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
William Tyler Esq r . 
m r . Isaac Walker & 
m r . George Rogers 

Overseers of the Poor. 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then Agreed 
upon to be attended on monday the Thirteenth Day of February 
Current at nine o'Clock in the morning if the Weather be fair, if 
not then on Wednesday following the Fifteenth instant & it is 
also agreed to meet at Faneuil Hall at Five o'Clock in the 
Evening of the said Day of Visitation to Report the State of the 
Town &c. 

The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz'. 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ward, Number One 
The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
Capt. Alexander Forsyth 
m r . Samuel Hunt 
m r . Richard Buckley 
m r . John Whittemore, Constable 

[55.] Ward, Number Two 

John Fayerweather Esq r . 
m r . George Rogers 
Capt. Nathaniel Barber 
Capt. John Goldthwait 
m r . John Wells, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Isaac Walker 
m r . Job Coit, Constable 

Ward, Number Four 
William Tyler Esq r . 
Jacob Royall Esq r . 
Capt. Daniel Pecker 
m r . William Fairfield 
m r . Neil m c .Intyer, Constable 

Ward, Number Five 
The Hon. Anthony Stoddard Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
m r . John Staniford 
m r . Caleb Joseph Gray, Constable 

AVard, Number Six 
Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 
Oxenbridge Thacher Esq r . 
[56.] John Erving Esq r . 

Capt. John Comrin, Constable. 

Ward, Number Seven 
Hugh Hall Esq r . 
Nathaniel Balston Esq r . 
Deacon John Phillips 
m r . Jacob Parker 
m r . John Souden, Constable 

Ward, Number Eight 
Joshua Winslow Esq r . 
Col. William Downe 
Capt. John Steel 
m r . Jacob Sheafe 
m r . Nicholas Fessenden, Constable 

Ward, Number Nine 
Edward Winslow Esq r . 
Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
m r . Joshua Blanchard 
m r . Joseph Butler, Constable 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, ] 743-4. 51 

"Ward, Number Ten 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
Francis Borland Esq r . 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
m r . Nathaniel Gardner 
m r . John Lane Jun r . Constable 
[57.] "Ward, Number Eleven 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
m r . Edward Bromfield 
m r . William Salter 
m r . James morris, Constable 
Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon. Samuel Wells Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
. Col. John Hill 
m r . James Griffin 

m r . Nathaniel Richardson, Constable 

The Town Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of the above 
Orders or Sortment accordingly 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 8. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Capt. Forsyth 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Mr. John Earle master of the North Copper Engine informs 
that his Engine was first brought to Work at the Fire which broke 
out last Friday at a House [58.] In Charter Street at the North 
end & declared that they had their Axe &c. as the Town requires 
& desired that the Premium granted by the Town may be 
allowed them. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 15. 1743. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. Lee Appeared & desires Liberty to Set Posts down before 
his Shop at the South end. 

Voted That Jonas Clarke Esq r . be desired to View the place 
& Report thereon. 

Mr. Larrabee informs of the following Persons lately come into 
this Town, Viz'. 

A Woman at Fail-services Sick with her Daughter who came 
from Chelsea about a Week ago. 

Ordered That they be Warned to Depart the Town as the Law 
directs. 



52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At m r . Goughs by the Cornfield one James Chambers who has 
been thei'e sometime 

Ordered, That he be Warned to depart the Town as the Law 
directs. 

[59.] At m. Randells on m r . Hutchinsons Wharf a "Woman 
named Rebecca Strong came from England in Capt. Hartley 
Thirteen Weeks ago. 

Ordered That She be Warned to depart the Town in Fourteen 
Days. 

An Indian Woman at m r Savell's 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 22 d . 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
(Blank) 

Mr. Thomas Newman Appeared & desired Liberty to Plant some 
Trees or to set up Posts before his House in Salem Street. 

Whereas Christian Kartell brought into this Town from New 
York sometime in December last One Rebecca Strong (a Woman 
reputed to be of ill fame) and has not Entred her name at the 
Impost Office as the Law provides. 

Voted, That the said Kartell be Prosecuted for Breach of the 
said Law. 

John Walley Esq r . being Presented at the Superiour Court in 
August last for Stoping the Water Course in Milk Street & the 
' Court having defer'd the proceeding 

[6O.] On said Presentment upon m r . Walleys Promise to 
remove the Obstruction to the Approbation of the Select men, the 
which being now done to their Direction & Satisfaction. 

Voted, That the Town Clerk give a Certificate of the same. 

Mr. Hancock informs (according to Order) he had Sold the Old 
Plank & Timber remaining of the Platform near the Market to 
Elias Dupee for Six Pounds Old Tenor and paid the hioney to 
Treasurer Wadsworth. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb. 27. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Thomas Kilby Esq r . (in behalf of William Shirley Jun r . Esq r .) 
Appeared & desired to Continue in the Naval office in Faneuil 
Hall for One year from the 26 th . instant at the same price he gave 
the last Year Viz 1 . Twenty Pounds Old Tenor, which was agreed 
to by the Selectmen. 

Agreed by the Select men to Allow Twenty Pounds Old Tenor 
towards the Passage of [61. J John Smith the late m r . Faneuils 
Coachman & Family in Capt. Best to London, there being danger 
of his becoming a Charge to the Town. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fifteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & Seven 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 174H-4. 53 

Shillings p. Bushel on Whenten Bread Three Shillings & Six 
Pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on 
White Bread allowed for Charges Saving only on White Bisket 
Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges which is Computed as fol- 
lows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 1 

Wheaten 3 - 5 

Household 4-15 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 - 3 - 14 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 27. 1743. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Deacon Larrabee informs of One Daniel m c Neal at Ann Hoggs 
in Long Lane who is just come to [62.] Town and wants 
Charity. 

Ordered That m r . Larrabee Warn him to depart the Town in 
Fourteen Davs as the Law directs. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, March 2 d . 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq. 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His majestys Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders & other Inhabitants of said Town duly Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the Twelfth of 
March Current at Nine o'Clock in the forenoon Then & there to 
nominate & Chocse meet Persons to Serve the Town in Several 
offices the year ensuing as the Law directs, To Grant such 
Sums of money as shall be judged needful for the Relief of 
[63.] the Poor & defraying other necessary Charges ; To Con- 
sider a Grant of the General Court relating to fortifications ; 
To Receive the Reports of Several Committees, To act upon 
such other matters as were refer'd over to said meeting for Con- 
sideration, To Act on List for Jury men & to Choose Jurors for 
April Court. 

Voted That the Rev d m r . Prince be Desired to Open the Town 
Meeting the 12 th . instant with Prayer & that m r . Clarke wait on 
him & acquaint him with their Desire. 



54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 7. 1743. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. John Brown master of One of the North Engines appeared 
& informed that the Engine under his Care was first brought to 
Work at the Fire which broke out at m r . Hawks House near the 
Old North meeting house. 

Voted That a Draft be made on the Town Treasurer next 
Draft Day for the same. 

[64.] Voted, That a Dinner ba provided for Fifty Gentlemen 
on Monday next the Day appointed for the Town Meeting at m ra . 
Wardells and that mess. Hancock & Cooke be desired to give 
directions accordingly. 

Voted That Eight Shillings Old Tenor a peice be Allowed to 
the Constables of the Town of Boston in Order to provide a Din- 
ner for themselves on Monday next the Day appointed for the 
Town meeting. 

Mr. Joshua Henshaw Jun r . who hired the Gun house in the 
Common the 28 th . of September last for One Year Appeared & 
desired to Quit the same, accordingly it was Voted to Release 
him from paying for the same. 

Capt. John Goldthait One of the Collectors of Taxes for the 
year 1743. Appeared & proposed Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . & mr. 
William Merchant for his Bondsmen who were approved of by the 
Select men, & accordingly gave Bond with the said Suretys in the 
Sum of Five Thousand Pounds Lawful money 

A Certificate thereof was [65.] Given him to the Assessors. 

Mr. Jacob Sheafe another of the Collectors of Taxes for the 
year, 1743. appeared & proposed mess. Robert Patteshall & Gil- 
bert Warner for his Bondsmen who were Accepted by the Select 
men & accordingly gave Bond with the said Suretys in the Sum 
of Five Thousand Pounds Lawful money. 

A certificate thereof was given him to the Assessors. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 14. 1743. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
Capt. John Steel 
Capt. William Salter 

Ordered, That the By Law of the Town relating to Trucks & 
Carts doing Damage to the Streets be put into the Publick News 
Papers to give notice to the Inhabitants that the Select men are 
Resolved to put the same in Execution. 

[66.] Voted, That the Select men will View Winter Street on 
Monday next at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon, it being refer'd by 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1743-44. 55 

the Town to the Select men to Report Whether they think it nec- 
essary to Pave the same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 21. 1743. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter. 

Mr. Ebenezer Messinger master of the Engine at the Westerly 
part of the Town appeared and Recommended mess. Thomas 
Kimball John Ricks & Peter Cumber to fill up the Vacancys in 
the said Engine & they producing Releases from Military Exer- 
cises from their Several Captains. 

Voted, That they be Admitted accordingly. 

Information is given that One Seaver has received a Woman into 
his House from Braintree. 

Mr. David Sumner appeared & informed that he came from 
Milton in December last and has hired a House belonging to mr. 
James Pitts & keeps [67.] A Shop & desired to be admitted an 
Inhabitant. Mr. Pitts was sent for & he declared he Let his 
House to One Neal who was Ordered to Attend on monday next. 

According to the Vote of the Town respecting the Arms of 
Peter Faneuil Esq r . Carved by m r . moses Deshon leaving it with 
the Select men to Purchase & fix the said arms up in Faneuil Hall. 

They have Agreed to Allow m r . Deshon Forty Pounds Old 
Tenor for the same. 

M r . John Stamford One of the Collectors of Taxes for the year 
1743. Appeared & proposed mess. Jacob Parker & Joshua 
Blanchard for his Bondsmen who were Approved of by the Select 
men & accordingly gave Bond with the said Suretys in the Sum of 
Five Thousand Pounds Lawful money. 

A Certificate thereof was given him to the Assessors. 

Margaret Partridge informs that Seventeen Days ago She took 
into her House One Michael Maceney a Ship Carpenter from Pis- 
cataqua but knows nothing of his Circumstances. 

The Select men according to the Desire of the Town have 
Viewed Winter Street & are of Opinion [68,] That it is neces- 
sary to Pave the same, And as to the Charge they Apprehend the 
Towns part may come to about Two Hundred & Sixty Pounds Old 
Tenor. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 26, 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r , Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter. 



56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Katharine Drisdell a Woman big with Child & in Travail was 
Sent to the Alms house by Col. John Hill One of the Overseers of 
the Poor. 

Mr. Salter Informs that She came last from the Eastward & has 
been in Town about Eleven months & that the first House She 
lodged in was Robert Fairservices. 

Mr. John Brown master of One of the North Engines Appeared 
& informed that the Engine under his Care was first brought to 
Work at the Fire which broke out at Dr. Kennedys House 

[69.] Voted, That a Draft be made on the Town Treasury 
for the Premium Allowed by the Town. 

Complaint being made, that One JohnBradshaw with his Family 
is come into this Town from Medford & has hired a House of m r . 
Jacob Hurd. 

Ordered, That m r . Hurd Attend & accordingly he with m r . 
Bradshaw Appeared & m r . Justice Clarke Fined the said Hurd Forty 
Shillings for not informing the Select men according to Law, And 
also Fined m r . Bradshaw Twenty Shillings for Opening a Shop con- 
trary to Law. 

M r . Bradshaw informs that his Family consists of himself his 
Wife Six Children & One Negro and desires they may be Admitted 
Inhabitants and he have Liberty to Open a Shop in this Town. 

Ordered, That Mary Breed who came from Charlestown & 
keeps at One Higgin's in an Alley by m r . Decosters be Warned to 
depart the Town as the Law directs. 

The Select men Agreed with Deacon William Larrabee to give 
him One Hundred Pounds Old Tenor a Year for his trouble 
in Visiting such Houses as Entertain Inmates or Strangers & 
acquainting the Select men therewith, to Commence from the 14 th 
Day of December last to be paid quarterly. 

[7O.] Ordered, That the Assize of Bread now Stated for 
Direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the Market be as follows, 
Viz 1 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 14 

Wheaten 3 - 5 

Household 5-5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . 3 - 14 

Computed at Fourteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushell for Wheat 
& Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread Three Shillings & 
Six pence p. Bushel on House hold Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel 
on White Bread Allowed for Charges Saving only on White Bisket 
Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges And the Several Bakers 
within this Town are Ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake 
for Sale with the first Letter of their Christian Names & with the 
first & last Letters of their Sirnames, And the Clerks of the mar- 
ket are directed to make allowance for Bisket well Baked. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 28. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, J744. 57 

m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Sailer 

[71.] The Select men Agreed with m r . Wilson the Gardner to 
Prune the Trees in the Common for Four Pounds Ten Shillings 
Old Tenor. 

Voted That mess. Hutchinson & Hancock be a Committee to 
Treat with the Proprietors of the Land near the Fortification relat- 
ing to the High Way there 

Voted, That mess. Hutchiuson & Hancock be a Committee to 
Treat with mr. Henry Gibbon relating to the High Way before the 
Salt Ponds on the Neck. 

The Select men having received a power from Josiah Willard 
Esq r . Judge of Probate &c. for the County of Suffolk to enquire 
into the ability of m. Alice Townsend as to her reason & Capacity 
of managing her own Affairs. 

Voted, That the Select men Attend that Service on Saturday 
next at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon 

Voted, That mess". Hutchinson & Steel be a Committee to See 
that the Small Engine kept by the Old North meeting house be 
removed to the Rev d . m r . Mathers meeting house. 

And also Voted That the same Committee be desired to pursue 
the Vote of the Town relating to the North Market. 

[72.] Voted, That the Engine kept by Trinity Church be re- 
moved to m r . Lowders (with his Consent) & that the Engine kept 
by the Prison be removed to the Rear of the Old South Church. 

Information is given that One James Gilmore is lately come into 
this Town from George River & now lives in a House of m r . 
Waldo's. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 31. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
Capt. Steel 

According to Appointment the Select men Visited m. Alice 
Townsend & having Discoursed with her, Are of opinion that She 
is Non Compos Mentis & not Capable of managing her own 
affairs. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen, April 2. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m 1 . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

[73.] M r . David Brooks from Connecticut informs the Select- 
men that this Morning near the Light house he Spake with Capt. 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Rouse in the Billander Young Eagle Privateer who Acquainted 
him, That he had Several of his Men on board Sick with the Small 
Pox & desired his Owners would Send down a Boat to him. 
Whereupon a major part of the Select men went down to the Hos- 
pital & Sent for Capt. Rouse on Shoar & on their Return Reported 
as follows ; 

Capt. Rouse being Sworn before Jonas Clarke Esq r . Declareth 
.that the last English Port he came from was the Island of Jamaica 
'which was about Four Months since & the last Land he Saw was 
the Bahama Islands, that about Eight Weeks ago the Small Pox 
broke out in his Company which was Communicated to them by a 
Jamaica Privateer that was in Company with them Moherc Key, 
since that Nine of his Company have had it, One Died about three 
Weeks since Six of them are on the Recovery he hath about Eighty 
Persons in the whole Crew, there are now on board of that number 
about Twelve who have not yet had the Small Pox, that he is short 
of Provisions not having more than enough to last a Week [74.] 
And accordingly On the 3 d . of April the Select men met & Sent 
down to Rainsford Island the necessary things for the Sick & gave 
Orders that the men who had not been Visited with the Small Pox 
& Expected to have it, be Sent on Shore to the Hospital & the 
Sick remain on board the Vessell until they are well enough to be 
Sent on Shore, & the Well men that have formerly had the Small 
Pox be Cleansing themselves as soon as possibly they can to remain 
there until further Orders from the Select men. 

Cap'. Rouse's Wife desires Liberty to go down to Rainsfords 
Island & there Stay with her Husband till the Select men give 
Leave for their coming up which was granted by the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 4. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Mr. Isaac Casno appeared & desired Liberty to Erect a Sign Post 
before his House in [75.] Water Street. 
Voted that the Select men View the place. 

Deacon Larrabee by Order of the Select men the 3 d . instant, 
Warned Stephen Kinsley who came from York at the Eastward to 
depart the Town as the Law directs. 

M rs . Abigail Warner who lately came into this Town from Ports- 
mouth in Piscataqua informs that She came to Visit her Friends 
has been here about Four months Lodges at her Brother Nath 1 . 
Warners and purposes to return to Portsmouth again in a few 
months. 

Capt. James Gilmore Appeared & informs that he is lately come 
into this Town from Georges River & hath brought with him his 
Wife & Three Daughters & desires they may be Admitted Inhabi- 
tants of this Town & that he may have Liberty to Open a Shop. 

Information is given that Alice Pope about Eleven months ago 
came into this Town from Salem & now lives at m r . Swinnertons. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 59 

The Select men drew up & Signed a Memorial to the Great & 
General Court praying they would take into Consideration & direct 
how the Charge shall be [76.] Born in Supporting the Well 
Persons who are Confined with those Sick of the Small Pox at the 
Hospital at Rainsfords Island, which were brought in by the 
Billander Privateer, John Rouse Commander. 

Francis Borland Esq r . informs that he has taken into his House 
in Milk Street One m. Barker & family from Pembroke Ordered 
that m r . Savell notify her to attend next Wednesday. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 5. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter. 

The Select men Agreed with Capt. William Phillips to go as a 
Guard on Rainsfords Island for the preventing all unnecessary 
Communication with the People Sick of the small Pox in the 
Hospital there, or on board the Billander Privateer Capt. Rouse 
Commander lying off the said Island at Twenty Shillings Old 
Tenor p. Day. 

[77.] Also agreed with m r . Soloman Townsend at Twelve 
Shillings Old Tenor p. Day for the said Service to enter on pay 
the Sixth instant. 

Voted That Six Sea Beds with Bolsters be procured for the Use 
of the Persons Sick of the Small Pox at Rainsfords Island & that 
Col. William Downe be desired to procure the same. 

The Select men Agreed with John Couchman Doctor of the 
Billander Privateer to look after & take Care of the Sick at the 
Hospital at Twenty five Pounds Old Tenor p. Month to Commence 
the 1 st . of April instant. 

Also Agreed with John England as an Attendant to the Doctor 
at Thirty Shillings Old Tenor p. Week and with John Jeffers as 
a Nurse at Twenty Shillings Old Tenor p. Week Commencing the 
1 st April instant. 

The Memorial Signed & presented Yesterday by the Select men 
to the Great and General Court, with the Order thereon is here 
entred by Order of the Select men & is as follows, Viz'. 

To His Excellency William Shirley Esq. Governour in Chief, 
the Hon ble . the Council & House of Representatives of the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England in General Court 
assembled, April, 4. 1744 

[78.] The memorial of the Select men of the Town of Boston 
in said Province, most humbly Sheweth, 

That on the Second instant arriv'd at Nantasket the Privateer 
Billander Young Eagle John Rouse Commander with Eight Per- 
sons on board Sick of the Small Pox & about Twelve more liable 
to the same Distemper that your mem. immediately took due 
Care to prevent any of the Crew or any Goods to come from said 
Vessell on Shore, & have provided Necessarys for the Sick People 
& have Ordered those that are in health & liable to the Small Pox 



60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

to remain at the Province Hospital till it can be known, Whether 
they have received said Distemper or not, that by the Province 
Law pass'd at the present Session of this Hon ble Court, It is de- 
termined in what manner the Charge of providing for the Sick 
shall be born but no Provision is made for the Support of those 
that are well That the People who are now Confined to the 
Hospital are Poor & Destitute of all Cloathing have no Wages 
due & their Cruize according to their agreement being out, they 
have no demands upon the L^^.] Vessell or Owners, & if no 
Care be taken for their Support they must Perish Your Memo- 
rialists therefore humbly pray that your Excellency and Honours 
would be pleased to take the Premisses into Consideration & give 
such Directions therein as that no Inconvenience may arise to 
your memoralists from their Care & pains to Serve the Publick & 
Order the Charge to be born in such manner as to your Wisdom 
shall seem meet And as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c. 

SAMUEL ADAMS "1 
JONAS CLARKE 
THO S . HUTCHINSON [ c i 
THOMAS HANCOCK f Select men 
JOHN STEEL 
WILLIAM SALTER J 

In the House of Representatives 4 th . April 1744 Read & 
Ordered That the Select men of Boston be directed & impowered 
to make prudent Provision, for the Support of such Persons refer'd 
to in said Memorial as are in danger of being infected with the 
Small Pox & to take further Care that such Persons as are not 
liable to said Distemper come ashore or remove from said Priva- 
teer in such manner as that there may be no danger of their Con- 
veying the Infection [8O.] in their Cloaths or otherwise, the 
Charge of the whole to be born by the Persons themselves as far 
as they are able and the remaining part by the Province. 

Sent up for Concurrence 

Att r . ROLAND COTTON Cler. Dom. Rep. 

In Council April, 5 th . 1744, Read & Concur'd 

J. WILLARD Secry. 

Consented to, 

W. SHIRLEY 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 11. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
m*. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Whereas His Excellency the Captain General hath Acquainted 
the Select men that there is eminent danger of a French War & 
that he apprehends it necessary some further Steps should be im- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 61 

mediately taken for the more Effectual [81.] Fortifying the 
Town. Therefore, 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constable of Boston. 

In His majesty's name Requiring them forth with to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of said Town duly Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the Sixteenth of 
April instant at Nine o'Clock in the fore noon, then & there to 
Consider & Determine what is proper for the Town to do on this 
Occasion. 

Francis Norwood Jun r . Appeared & informed that he is lately 
come into this Town with his Wife & Two Children from Lynn & 
has Lived about a Fortnight in a Tenement of m r . Henry Gibbons' 
desires to be Admitted Inhabitants & have Liberty to Open a Shop 
in this Town. 

Voted That they be Admitted accordingly provided he give Bond 
with Sufficient Sureties to the Satisfaction of the Select men as 
the Law directs. 

Deacon Larrabee Warned William Teel to depart the Town in 
Fourteen Days as the Law directs. 

[82.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April, 16. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Salter 

John Baptist Maginel Recommended by the Marquis Compigny 
the French General at Martinique to the Government of Rhode 
Island to Seek Satisfaction for a Vessell of his taken by Capt. 
Allen a Rhode Island Privateer & Carried to South Carolina & 
there Discharged & Copys of the Prosecution given him for his 
Remedy against the said Allen & Owners, being Examined De- 
clared that he came to Boston that he may obtain a Lawyer, 
Not being willing to Trust to Rhode Island Lawyers, that 
he came to Town the last Saturday that he lodges at m rs . Gubbots 
his intention is to return to Rhode Island immediately after en- 
gaging a Lawyer that his Vessell was taken upon the Coast of 
Curacoa that he himself was Master & merchant, that upon the- 
Discharge of his Vessell at South Carolina he returned in her to- 
martinique, that its Twenty [83.] Months since he was taken & 
Five months since he left Martinique bound for Rhode Island, that 
he hath the Copys of the Tryal of his Vessell at Carolina at his 
Lodgings which he is ready to produce. 

Whereupon the Province Law was Read to him & he Ordered to 
Wait upon His Excellency the Goveruour Tomorrow morning. 

April 17. 1744. 

Agreeable to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting Yesterday 
the Select men Signed & presented a Petition to the Great & Gen- 
eral Court praying a further Grant of money to this Town to En- 



62 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

able them to Compleat the Fortifications or Batterys which is as 
follows, Viz*. 

To His Excellency "William Shirley Esq r . Captain General & 
Governour in Chief, the Honourable the Council and House of 
Representatives in General Court assembled April 17. 1744. 

The Petition of the Subscribers, Select m.>n of the Town of 
Boston iu the name & by Order of s d Town, most humbly Sheweth. 

That the General Court were pleased at their Sessions in April 
1 742 to make a Conditional Grant [84.] of One Thousand Pounds 
for the Fortifying said Town & at their Sessions in November 
1743, to make another Conditional Grant of Six Hundred & Sixty 
Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings & four pence for the like purpose. 

That the said Town have thankfully Accepted said Grants upon 
the Conditions annexed to them And they have begun & almost 
Compleated a Platform & Brest Work for the mounting of Twenty 
Guns at the North part of said Town in which they have already 
expended more than Eight Thousand Pounds Old Tenor & they 
find by a reasonable Computation that it will require upwards of 
Two Thousand Pounds more to Compleat it. 

That the said Town have by their Vote Resolved to proceed 
forthwith to the Erecting a Battery at the South part of the Town 
& Notwithstanding a heavy Tax of Thirty Thousand Pounds Old 
Tenor which the Inhabitants are already Burthened with the present 
year & this exclusive of the Charge of Supporting their Ministers 
they have resolved to Raise an Additional Sum of ten Thousand 
Pounds by a Tax on Polls and Estates. 

That this Sum of Ten Thousand Pouuds will [85.] be far from 
Sufficient to Finish the proposed Necessary Works & procure 
such Cannon & Warlike Stores as are wanting & should any Ad- 
dition be made to the Tax of the Town the Burthen would be in- 
supportable. 

Your Petitioners therefore Represent the distressed State of 
their Town to Your Excellency & Honours & most humbly pray 
that such fuither Grants may be made by this Honourable Court 
as shall Enable the Town together with the large Sums they have 
raised within themselves to Compleat their proposed and necessary 
Fortifications or that such other Relief may be granted them as to 
the Wisdom of the Court shall seem meet. And Your humble 
Pet", shall ever pray &c. 

S. A. &c. Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 18. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Mr. Henry Price appeared & informed that he was about to 
Build a House in King Street & Desired the Select men [86.] 
would be present to run the Line between his Land & the said 
Street. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 63 

Mr. John Blake Appeared and desired the Select men would run 
the Line between his Land & the Towns at the South End. 

Voted, That mess". Hutchinson & Steel be a Committee for the 
removing of mr. Hutchinsons Engine under the Care of m r . John 
Earle to the Land belonging to the New North Church, m r . Hutch- 
inson Consenting to it. 

M r . Hill Goudy Appeared & informs that he with his Wife came 
into this Town from Medford the 14 th of march 1742. & Entred 
then into Mr. Decosters Service by the month & some times lived 
in Town & some time on m r . Decosters Farm in Newton till July 
last when he came to this Town & hath lived here ever since. 

Information is given that James Hanclry is come into this Town 
from Blanford & hath been here about Twelve Days and hath left 
a Wife behind him. 

Voted That the Town Clerk be directed to Serve the Assessors 
with a Copy of the Vote of the Town at their meeting the Sixteenth 
instant for [87.] Raising the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds Old 
Tenor for Fortifications. 

M r . Josiah Baker Master of One of the North Engines appeared 
& informed that the Engine under his Care was first brought to 
Work at the Fire which broke out the 13 th instant at the House of 
m r . George Skinner & desired a Draft for the Premium Allowed 
by the Town 

Ordered, That a Draft be made next Draft Day accordingly. 

M r . Samuel Wentworth appeared & informs that he intends to 
Quit the Cellar under the Town House which he Hires of the Town 
when his next Quarter is up. 

Mem . April, 20. 1744. 

Liberty is hereby Granted to m r . Patrick Gatty to Dig up the 
Pavement & Open the Ground in Fish Street in Order to lay a 
Drain into the Common Shore there, Upon Condition that he forth- 
with make good the Ground & Pavement again & keep the same 
in repair from time to time to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen. 

[88.] On the 19 th of April 1744 the Select men went down to 
the Hospital at Raiusfords & (after Washing, Cleansing & Shav- 
ing) Dismissed nine of the Sailors belonging to the Privateer 
Billander Capt. Rouse Commander & Supplied them with Fresh 
Cloaths at the Province Charge. 

And on the 20 th instant Capt. Rouse in the Billander Privateer 
was permitted by the Select men to come up to Town, they Appre- 
hending She had been Sufficiently Smoked & Cleansed. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Apr. 24. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 
Information is given that Thomas Barnard has received into his 



64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

House & Entertains contrary to Law One Price & Family who is 
lately come into this Town from Dorchester. 

Voted That Edward Richards Jnn r . be & hereby is Admitted One 
of the Engine men under mr. [89.] Josiah Baker master of One 
of the North Engines in the room of Zephaniah Bassett who is re- 
moved to the Engine under m r . Suttons Care. m r . Baker informing 
that Capt. Bridge hath cleared the said Richards from military 
Exercises for this Service. 

Voted, That Zephaniah Bassett John Lane Jun r . Thomas 
Walker Shipwright, Rignell Odell and John Blowers Mason be & 
hereby are admitted Engine men under m r . Bartholomew Sutton 
Master of the Engine kept in Queen street. 

Ordered That James Goudy & Sarah his Wife from Meclford be 
Warned to depart the Town in Fourteen Days or give Security to 
the Satisfaction of the Selectmen to Save the Town harmless as 
the Law directs. 

Agreeable to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting the 16 th . 
instant the Select men Signed a Bond to the Province Treasurer 
for the performing of the Conditions of a Grant of the General 
Court of 666 ,, 13 ,, 4. for Erecting another Battery in this 
Town, 

Voted, That mess. Clarke & Steel Wait upon the Province 
Treasurer with the said Bond, receive the money of him & pay the 
same to the Town Treasurer taking his Receipt. 



[9O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 30. 1744. A. M. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

The Select men having this Day received a Precept for the 
Choice of Representatives. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majesty's Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston 
(within their Precincts) that have an Estate of Forty Shillings p. 
annum of Free hold in Land within this Province or Territory at 
the least or other Estate .to the Value of Forty Pounds Sterling to 
Convene at Faneuil Hall upon Friday the Fourth of May next at 
Nine o'Clock in the forenoon, Then & there to Elect & Depute One 
or more Persons (being Free holders & Resident in the Town) 
according to the number Set & Limited by an act of the General 
Assembly to Serve for and Represent them in a Great & General 
Court or Assembly [91.] appointed to be Convened held & kept 
for His Majesty's Service at the Court house in Boston upon 
Wednesday the Thirtieth Day of May next ensuing & so De Die in 
Diem during their Session & Sessions, according to a Precept 
under the hand & Seal of Benjamin Pollard Esq r . Sheriff of the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 65 

County of Suffolk bearing Date the Thirtieth Day of April In the 
Seventeenth Year of His majesty's Reign A. D. 1744 

Also alike requiring them to AVarn all the Freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the said Town qualified as the Law directs, to meet 
at the same time & places, To Grant such Sums of Money as may 
be tho't needful for Relief of the Poor & defraying other necessary 
Charges and to Consider the Reports of the Town's Committees on 
Several affairs ; To Choose Three Clerks of the market & such 
other officers as refuse to Serve that were Chose at the Meeting in 
March last. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 30 th . 1744. P. M. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[92.] Col. Jacob Wendell Appeared & by order of His Ex- 
cellency the Captain General desired nn account from the Select 
men of what Stock of Powder, Ball &c. the Town is provided 
with. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Thirteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat Seven 
Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & Six 
pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on 
white Bread Allowed for Charges, Saving only on White Bisket 
Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, which is Computed as fol- 
lows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 3 - 

Wheaten 3 - 7 

Household 5 - 10 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 - 4 - 13 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 2, 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Hancock 
m r . C'ooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[93.] John Rowleston Sexton of the Old South Church, Ap- 
peared & desired he might have Liberty to Dig Graves &c. in the 
South Burying places in the room of John Chambers who is gone 
out of the Countrey. 

Voted, That he be Admitted upon the same Conditions & under 
the same Regulations as the other Grave Diggers are. 

Mr. Larrabee informs that Edmund Morton about nine months 
since received into his House his Sister Mary Morton from 
Plimouth & hath not given Information thereof according to Law 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Justice Clarke fined the said Edmund Forty Shillings Old 
Tenor for his neglect in that behalf. 

Mr. Larrabee also informs that John Homer with his Wife & 
Child is lately come into this Town from Cape Porpus & live at 
m. Lewis's house near m r . Lorings in Middle Street. 

Information is given that Ann Haycock hath taken into her 
House as Tenants Daniel Gross & Wife from Medford & has not 
informed thereof according to Law. 



[94.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 5, 1744. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

rn r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majesty's Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of said Town duty Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday the Ninth Day of 
may instant at Nine o'clock in the forenoon, Then & there to Con- 
sider of some method of Raising money for Discharging the arrears 
that are due for Fortifying the Town by their Order, To Consider 
& Determine Whether they will raise any further Sum of money, 
and if any how much, either for the Purchasing Land or Flatts for 
to Build a Battery on, or for providing materials or Labour for 
Erecting and finishing any further Fortifications [95.] That are 
or may be determined on, or for procuring Warlike Stores, To 
Consider & Determine Whether any thing further be Necessary for 
the Town to do with respect to the Acceptance or refusal of the 
General Courts Grant of Six Hundred & Sixty Six Pounds Thir- 
teen Shillings & four pence & to Consider & Determine upon such 
matters & things as were at the last Meeting refer'd over to this. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fourteen Shillings old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & Seven 
Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & Six 
pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on 
White Bread Allowed for Charges, Saving only on white bisket 
Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, which is Computed as fol- 
lows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2- 14 

Wheaten 3 - 5 

Household 5 - 5 

Six penny wheaten Loaf I 1 - 3 - 14 

According to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting yester- 
day, the Select men Signed the Draft of a Letter to Chris- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 67 

topher Kilby Esq r . in London Dated the 4 th . instant as the 
same was amended & accepted by the Town, to be Sent by Capt. 
Inches. 



[96.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 15. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Thomas Hntchinson Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

The Select men made the following Application to Two of His 
Majesty's Justices of the Peace, relating to Persons of the French 
Nation, now resident in this Town, Viz'. 
Town of Boston, 13, May 1744 

Pursuant to a Law, of this Province made in the Foui'th year 
of King William & Queen Mary, We the Subscribers Select men of 
the Town of Boston having good Information that many Persons 
of the French nation have lately been seen walking in the Street 
& are still Resident in the Town do make this Our Complaint 
thereof & Application to your Honours that all such Persons may 
forthwith be Committed to Prison there to remain until Released 
by Order of the Governour & Council. To the Hon ble . Edw d . 
Ilutchinson Esq r . & John Fayerweather Esq r . Two of His Majesty's 
Justices of the Peace for the County of Suffolk 



[97.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 16. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

M r . Andrew Hall Jun r . Appeared & informed that he with his 
Wife had lately removed into this Town from Medford & desired 
to be admitted Inhabitants. 

Voted, That he attend again next Wednesday. 

Information is given that Barnard has Entertained One 

Gurney Price a Stranger a Considerable time & has not Notified 
the Select men thereof as the Law directs. 

In Consideration of the Difficult Circumstances of the Province, 
especially of the Town of Boston & the little Advantage in Clean- 
ing the Glass at the Town House. 

Voted, That that Expence & Charge be Saved for the present 
year. 

Voted, That a Draft be made on the Town Treasury for Fifty 
Pounds Old Tenor payable to m r . John Clotigh by Order of Court 
for the High Way [98.] at the South end laid out thro' his Land 
from Frog Lane to Nassau Street. 

Voted, That the Bond given by John Read Esq r . to the Select 
men of Boston in 1738, be immediately put in Suit. 



68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 18. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

"Whereas the Select men have received Advice from Eliakim 
Palmer Esq r . at London respecting the Controversj 7 between the 
Town of Boston & Abraham Francis & others 

Therefore Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant 
directed to the Constables of Boston, 

In His Majesty's Name Requiring them to "Warn all the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of said Town duly Qualified Rateable 
at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the Poll to 
Convene at Faneuil Hall [99.] on Thursday the Twenty fourth 
Day of May instant at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon then & there 
to Consider & Determine Whether it will be proper to give any 
Instructions to their Agents relating to this Affair differing from 
what has already been Determined by the Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, may 28 th . 1744. 

Present 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Steel 

Capt. John Bulkley with his Wife & One Child of about Nine 
years Old lately come into this Town from Lynn desired to be 
Admitted Inhabitants. 

Voted, That they be Warned to depart the Town in Twenty 
Days unless they give Security in the Sum of One Hundred 
Pounds Lawful money to Indemnify the Town from all Charge 
forever. 

Mrs Barnard near m r . Hills Still house bro't a Woman One 
Margaret Barnall who She Says has been at her House Ten Days 
with Capt. Edmunds, Barnall Says She has lived Seven Years in 
Town [1OO.] That She is now Wife to said Edmonds who has 
been in Town about Seven Months. 

Voted That all the Free Negroes in the Town be Ordered about 
mending the High Way by m r . nrinots on the Neck, nothing Lane 

Voted, That m r : Jeremiah Fisher of Dedham be Allowed a Draft 
on the Town Treasury for Sixteen Pounds Old Tenor for a Bull 
bought of him for the Town. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Fourteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & 
Six pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bu>hel 
on White Bread Allowed for Charges, Saving onlv on White Bisket 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 69 

Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges which is Computed as 
follows, Viz'. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 14 

Wheatcn 3 - 5 

Household 5 - 5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 3 - 14 

[lOlt] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 6. 1744. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Mrs. Bethia Doggett from Marshfield lodges atm r . Wheelers has 
been in Town ab'. Twenty five Days. 

Ordered That She be Warned to depart the Town in Fourteen 
Days unless She give Security to Indemnify the Town from any 
Charge upon her Acco*. as the Law directs. 

Col. Pollard Appeared & desired Liberty to meet in Faneuil 
Hall in Order to learn ihe Exercise of the Fire lock, to a Number 
of Gentlemen who have formed themselves into a Company of 
Cadets. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted during pleasure provided they 
make good all Damage which may be done to the Room. 

Voted, that m r . Jacob Emmons be Prosecuted for receiving One 
Eliz". Wormwood into his House from Lynn & not informing 
thereof as the Law directs. 

[1O2.] Mr. Stephen Calass a Goldsmith from Cape Francois 
Appeared & was directed to give Bond to Indemnity the Town as 
the Law directs. 

Mr. John Reynold from Bristol is admitted an Inhabitant, pro- 
vided m r . Edward Marion give Bond with him in One Hundred 
Pounds Lawful money to Indemnify the Town from any Charge 
upon his Acco'. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 13. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq". 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Information is given that Richard Perkins Nailer hath received 
into his House One Timothy Turner from Concord and not in- 
formed thereof as the Law directs. 

.John Bable with his Wife from Kittery & now lives at Capt. 
Harris's Appeared & desired to be admitted Inhabitants of this 
Town. 

[1O3.J According to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting 



70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

the ninth of May last, the Select men Signed & presented a Peti- 
tion to the Great and General Court, which is as follows, Viz 4 . 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay. 

To His Excellency William Shirley Esq r . Captain General & 
Governour in Chief, the Honourable the Council & House of Rep- 
resentatives in General Court assembled May, 30, 1744. 

The Petition of the Select men of Boston in the name & by 
Order of the said Town Humbly Sheweth 

That the General Court at their Sessions in April 1742 were 
pleased to make a Conditional Grant of One Thousand Pounds for 
the Fortifying said Town, Which Grant was thankfully Accepted 
by the Town upon the Conditions annext to it and they imme- 
diately begun & have almost Compleated a Platform & Breast 
Work for the mounting of Twenty Guns at the North part of said 
Town in which they have already expended above the Sum of 
Eight Thousand Pounds Old Tenor & the Inhabitants finding that 
to Compleat the same it would take at least Twenty five Hundred 
Pounds Old Tenor [1O4.] on the Ninth of May last Chearfully 
Voted that Sum should be immediately raised among themselves 
for that purpose. 

That the General Court at their Sessions in November last were 
pleased in their Great Goodness to make another Conditional 
Grant of Six Hundred & Sixty Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings & 
four pence for Erecting another good & Sufficient Breast Work in 
said Town, which the Town at a Meeting of the Jnhab'tants on 
the Sixteenth of April last Accepted on the Conditions therein 
mentioned & then Voted, That the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds 
Old Tenor should be raised for Compleating the same. 

That many of the Inhabitants afterwards Apprehending t would 
be impossible Considering the heavy Tax of Thiity Thousand 
Pounds Old Tenor which the Inhabitants of Boston are already 
Burthened with the present year Exclusive of the Charge of 
Supporting their Ministers & School Masters lo Raise the said 
Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, Petitioned the Select men of Bos- 
ton that another Town meeting might be called for to Reconsider 
the said Votes [1O5.] which was accordingly & at a meeting of 
rbe Inhabitants the said Ninth of March they proceeded to Recon- 
sider their Votes whereby they had Accepted of said Grant of Six 
Hundred Sixty Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings & four pence & also 
raised the said Ten Thousand Pounds, And after Solemnly De- 
bating the same & having a due Consideration of the present dis- 
tressing Circumstances of the Inhabitants it Appeared that the 
raising said Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds would be an Insupport- 
able Burthen to them & then Determined not to raise said Sum or 
Accept of said Grant of .606 ,, 13 ,, 4. on the Conditions required, 
but notwithstanding the many Difficulties they Labour under 
Voted That tho North Battery should be Compleated & that the 
Sum of Twenty five Hundred Pounds Old Tenor should be imme- 
diately raised for that purpose as above mentioned which by a 
reasonable Computation will but just finish the Necessary Works 
without procuring such Cannon & Warlike Stores as are wanting. 

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray your Excellency & 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 71 

Honours will be pleased in your [1O6.] Great Goodness to Alter 
the aforesaid Grant of Six Hundred & Sixty Six Pounds Thirteen 
Shillings & four pence in such manner as that the same may be 
Applied for the Purchasing of Cannon & Warlike Stores &c. for 
the said North Battery, & thereby the Inhabitants will be Enabled 
to make a Vigorous Defence whenever they are Attack", which 
may be a means of not only preserving themselves but other 
neighbouring Towns & places (your Pet. Assuring your Excel- 
lency & Honours that were it possible the Town with the greatest 
Chearfulness would have Accepted the said Grant on the Condi- 
tions mentioned & Erected another Breast Work) or that such 
other Relief may be granted them as to the known Goodness & 
Wisdom of your Excellency & Honours shall seem best. And 
your Pet, (as in Duty bound) shall ever pray &c. 

S. A. &c. Select men of Boston. 

Voted, That that the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this 
Town pursuant to the Vote and Order of the Inhabitants at their 
Annual Meeting the 12 th . of March be Attended on Fry day the 
Twenty Second of June Current & that the following [1O7.] 
Gentlemen be desired to Accompany the Select men in the said 
Visitation Viz'. 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

The Hon. Samuel Danforlh Esq r . 

The Hon. James Allen Esq r . 

The Hon. Thomas Gushing Esq r . 

The Rev d . Joseph Sewall D. D. 

The Rev d . Charles Chauncy D. D. 

The Rev d . m r . Samuel Checkley 

The Rev d . m r . mather Byles 

The Rev d . m r . Jeremiah Condy 

William Downe Esq r . 

Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

m r . Timothy Prout 

Capt Alexander Forsyth 

m r . Charles Apthorp 

Ordered That m r . Savell give Seasonable Notice to the Several 
Gentlemen of this Appointment & that they be desired to 
meet at Faneuil Hall at Nine o'Clock in the Morning of said 
Day, And that m r . Savell Acquaint the Several School masters 
therewith. 

[1O8.] Voted, That there be a Dinner provided for the 
Gentlemen that Visit the Schools the next Week at the Orange 
tree & that Capt. Steel & Capt. Salter be desired to give direc- 
tions accordingly. 

Whereas the Posts Set up for the Preservation of the Pavement 
lately laid in Wilsons Lane are Cut down & Damage is done to the 
Pavement thereby. 

Ordered, That the Posts be again Set up & if any Person shall 
be so hardy as to Cut them down again that he be Prosecuted 
therefor. 

The Rev d . m r . Roger Price desires he may move his Fence be- 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

fore his Laud in Sea Street at the South end dowu Eastward so as 
to range with his Neighbours to the Southward. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 19. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[109,1 Agreed with m r . Jonathan Willis to Sell him the South 
Market which the Town Built on Land Leased of him for that pur- 
pose with the Posts & Rails thereon Standing for the Sum of Sixty 
five Pounds Old Tenor, for which he gave his Note of hand this 
Day payable to the Town Treasury Three Months after Date. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 25, 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hancock. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fifteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & Seven 
Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & Six pence 
p. Bushel on House hold Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on White 
Bread Allowed for Charges, Saving only on White Bisket Two 
Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, which is Computed as follows, 
Viz*. 

[11O.] Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 11 

Wheaten 3 - 

Household 4 - 15 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 - 2 - 15 

The Select men on Fryday last the Twenty Second instant ac- 
cording to appointment Visited the Publick Schools in this Town, 
being accompanied by ths following Gentlemen, Viz*. 
The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
The Hon. Samuel Danforth Esq*. 
The Hon. James Allen Esq r . 
The Rev. Joseph Sewall D. D. 
The Rev. m r . Samuel Checkley 
The Rev. m r . Mather Byies 
William Downe Esq r . 
Capt. Alexander Forsyth 
m r . Charles Apthorp 

and found the said Schools under good Regulation the number of 
Scholars in each School were as follows Viz*. 

In the north Writing School Two Hundred In the South Writing 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 73 

School One Hundred & Forty, In the South Grammar School One 
Hundred & Seven. 

[111.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 26. 1744. 

Present 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 



m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

Voted, That the Widow Shute be Prosecuted for Entertaining 
One Robert Henry & Wife from Deerfield & not informing thereof 
as the Law directs. 

Voted, That m r . Thornton be immediately Prosecuted for Enter- 
taining One Shepard with his Wife from the Countrey and not 
informing thereof as the Law directs 

Thomas Moulin Jun r . desires he may be removed from the mer- 
chants Watch at the Dock & be placed at the Watch by the Town 
house. 

Voted, That the Select men will take the affair of the Merchants 
Watch into Consideration according to the Vote of the Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 11. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. 8 niter 

[112.] Joseph Vesey informs as the Law directs that he has 
taken into his House as Tenants m r . Wilson & four Children from 
Annapolis. 

Voted, That the Select men View the Several Streets of this 
Town in Order to See what Repairs are Necessary lo be done to 
the .broken Pavements & that mess". Fosdick & Thornton be de- 
sired to Attend the Select men on that Service on Friday next at 
Nine o'clock A. M. 

Information is given that William Thompson with his Wife & 
One Child & George Villiers with his Wife & One Child are lately 
come into this Town from the Eastward 

The Select men this Day Examined & past the Several Accounts 
of Charge upon Capt. Rouse's People who had the Small Pox at 
the Province Hospital on Rainsfords Island at the Province Charge 
amounting to Nine Hundred & Fifty three Pounds Ten Shillings & 
Seven pence Old Tenor, as by a particular acco'. thereof on file 
appears. 

[113.] At a Meeting of the Select men July 25. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Tho'. Hutchinson Esq r . 



74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

mr. Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Robert Wilson Informs that he has taken into his Barn One 
Andrew Bello with his Wife & Three Children from the Eastward 
who were brought in here a few Days past by William Knox, & 
that they are People of no Substance. 

Mess". Fosdick & Thornton appeared & the Select men Agreed 
to give them Four Shillings & nine pence Old Tenor p. yard for 
mending the Towns part of the broken Pavements in Several 
of the Streets of the Town by them Viewed last Week, they find- 
ing all materials & doing it Workmanlike and to the Satisfaction 
of the Selectmen. 

The Abutters & Owners of Drains to pay their proportions where 
its defective which if any refuse to do they are not to Pave it until 
they have given the Select men Notice thereof. 

Upon a motion made & Seconded Voted 

[114.] That Jonas Clarke Esq r . desire His Majesty's Justices 
of this Town to Afford the Select men their Company in the Coun- 
cil Chamber on Monday next the 30 th . instant in Order to agree 
upon the time for Setting a Watch upon the Neck on the Lords 
Days as has been Customary at this time of the year. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, July 30, 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

John Beard informs that he has received into his House as 
Tenants One Robert Hazard with Eight Children from the East- 
ward. 

Mr. John Earle informs that the Engine under his Care wants 
some Repairs. 

Voted, That m r . Earle be desired to get the same repaired in the 
best & Cheapest manner at the Charge of the Town. 

Voted, That mr. Treasurer Foye have Liberty to House some 
Grain in the Towns Granary for the Province he paying the Cus- 
tomary price for Housing the same. 

[115.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread at the Rate of Fifteen Shillings old Tenor p. Bushel for 
Wheat & Seven Shillings p. Bushel on "Wheaten Bread, Three 
Shillings p. Bushel on White Bread Allowed for Charges, Saving 
only on White Bisket Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges which 
is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 11 

Wheaten 3 - 

Household 4 - 15 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . - 2 - 15 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 75 

At a meeting of the Honourable His Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace & the Select men of the Town of Boston July 30, 1742. 

A Ward on Boston Neck upon the Lords Days was then Ordered 
& Appointed from & after the Date hereof, until the Tenth Day of 
October next ensuing inclusive as has been Customary heretofore, 
And a Warrant was issued accordingly & is in the Words follow- 
ing Viz'. 

Boston ss. To each & every of the Constables of the Town of 
Boston, Greeting, 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & General Court pass'd in the 
Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the 
Third Intitled An Act for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is 
Enacted That from time to time when & so often as a Military 
AVatch shall not be Ordered, & Appointed to be kept the Justices 
of the Peace together with the Select men of each Town within this 
Province are Impowered & Authorized to Direct & Order a Suit- 
able AVatch or AVatches to be Set up & Kept &c. and also a Ward 
to be kept every Lords Day and other Days as they shall think 
needful & to appoint the Number whereof such AVatch & Ward 
shall consist, & the time for the beginning & Continuance of the 
same, And the Constable or Constables of the Town having Orders 
accordingly given him or them in AVritiug by the Justices & Select 
men are thereby Impowered & required from time to time to Warn 
such Watch & A\ r ard respectively & to See that all Persons so 
Warned by them do Attend & Observe their Duty in that regard. 
And AA'horeas the said Justices & Select men are Informed of 
frequent Prophanations of the Lords Day (Especially [116.] at 
this Season of the Year) by loose vain Persons, Servants, Negroes, 
&c Unnecessarily Travelling or AValking to & from Boston & 
Roxbury with neglect of attending on the Publick AVorship of 
God in cither place, & bringing from the neighbouring Towns, 
Corn Apples & other Fruits of the Earth to the groat disturbance 
of the Publick peace & Scandal of Our Christian Religion. 

Its therefore Ordered by the said Justices & Selectmen, that 
from & after the Date hereof & until the Tenth Day of October 
next ensuing (Inclusive) the Constables of & within the Town of 
Boston & every of them by turns do AVarn & appoint Eight meet 
& Sober Persons Inhabitants of the said Town on the Lords Day 
to Ward on the Neck or High Way between Boston & Roxbury at 
some Convenient place near the Line of Defence Four of the said 
Persons are to give their Attendance there at Six o'Clock in the 
Morning until half an hour after Twelve at Noon, & there to be 
relieved bv ihe other Four, who are there to Continue upon Duty 
until the Dusk of the Evening. 

[117.] And the Constable or Constables are to take Care in 
Warning thereof that such AVard do not Consist of all or the great- 
est part Youths, but that come able Householders or other Sufficient 
Persons be joined with them, And the said Constables are hereby 
enjoined to give in Charge to such Ward to prevent & Suppress 
such Disorders, to Examine all Passengers & Restrain them from 
Disporting Idle AValking or Unnecessary Travel on the Lords Day 
And if any Person or Persons be Rude Refractory or shall refuse 



76 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

to give a Satisfactory Account of the Occasion of their Travelling 
or otherwise Misbehave themselves to take them up & Carry them 
before the next Justice of the Peace or return their Names to such 
Justice in Order to their being Examined & proceeded against 
according to the nature of their Offence as Prophaners of the 
Lords Day. Given under Our hands & Seals at Boston the 
Thirtieth Day of July, in the Eighteenth Year of His Majesty's 
Reign Annoq Domini, 1744. 

[119.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 1. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

Voted, That the Town Clerk be directed to give m". Dyre who 
keeps the Alms house a Certificate of the Names of the Persons 
who came in the Flags of Truce from Cape Breton & was Sent to 
that House at the desire of the Governour & Council Also Voted 
That the Select men Visit the Almshouse & enquire of the Number 
of Persons Arriving in said Flags of Truce, how many are Dis- 
charged & what Number remains &c. 

Ordered, That the Persons who came from the Eastward to this 
Town, be immediately Warned to depart the Town as the Law 
directs. 

Voted, That Joshua Thornton Jacob Emmons, William Wheeler 
& m r8 . bhute be prosecuted for receiving & entertaining Inmates 
contrary to Law. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted to m r . Abia Holbrook to keep 
a private School to teach [ISO,] youth the Rules of Psalmody 
Agreeable to his Petition therefor. 

Liberty is granted to the Rev d . m r . Roger Price to bring out 
his Fence on a Line with Capt. Darbys Corner on Summer Street. 

The Select men Agreed to meet on Monday next at three o'Clock 
in the Afternoon to .Setile the Acco ts . of the Collectors of Taxes & 
they are desired then to Attend. 

Abigail Fairfield informs that She has received into her House 
One Kemplin with Two Children from Annapolis. 

The Select men Allowed Joseph Heath Esq r . Ten Pounds Old 
Tenor for taking the Depositions in Francis & Jones's Case & for 
Travelling &c. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 8. 1744. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 
Mr. Jeremiah Allen informed that he had taken into his House 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 77 



as Tenants One m r Roach & Family [121.] from Cape Cod who 
live iu His House on Weutworths Wharf. 

Patrick Bourk One of the Ticket Porters Complains against 
Darby Crotty another of the said Porters for Stealing Rum &c. 

Voted, That Capt. Adams, Capt. Steel & Capt. Salter be a 
Committee to Prosecute the Abuiters on each Side of the Way 
leading to Roxbury within the Fortification. 

John Blake informs that he has taken into a House of His, One 
William Knox Wife & Five Children from Lynn, Ordered That 
the said Knox Attend next Wednesday. 

The Select men having Examined the Accounts of the Collectors 
of Taxes, find 

That m r . John Staniford had Committed to him to Collect for 
the Years, 1740 the Sum of 13237 ,, 4 ,, 1 Old Tenor which he has 
paid into ihe Several Treasurers & produced their Receipts in full. 

Voted, That he have a Draft on the Town Treasurer for his 
allowance for Collecting the same to 1741. as Voted by the Town 
& that the Bonds by him given for those years be delivered up to 
him. 

[22.] That Capt. John Goldthwatt had Committed to 
him to Collect for the years 1739, 1740 & 1741, the Sum of 
12016 ,, 14 ,, 9. Old Tenor which he has paid into the Several 
Treasurers & produced their Receipts in full. 

Voted, That he have a Draft on the Town Treasurer for his 
Allowance for Collecting the same to 1741. as Voted by the Town 
& that the Bonds by him given for those Years be delivered up to 
him. 

That mr. Jacob Sheafe had Committed to him to Collect for 
the years 1738, 1740, and 1741. the Sum of .29071 ,, 4 7. Old 
Tenor which he has paid into the Several Treasurers & produced 
their Receipts in full. 

Voted, That he have a Draft on the Town Treasurer for his 
allowance for Collecting the same to 1741. as Voted by the Town 
& that the Bonds by him given for those years be delivered up to 
him. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 9. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[123.] A Petition of several of the Free holders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town was presented to the Select men praying a 
Town meeting might be called to give Instructions to the Rep- 
resentatives of the Town relating to the Publick Taxes, which was 
Read. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 



78 CITY DOCUMENT No, 90. 

In His Majesty's Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of said Town duly Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day 
of August Current at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon. Then & 
there to receive the Report of a Committee Appointed to Write to 
the Agents of the Town ou the affair of Abraham Francis & others, 
As likewise to Consider a Petition of Sundry Persons of the 
Town for giving Instructions to their Representatives relating to 
the Publick Taxes & to choose Jury men for August Court, And to 
Consider & determine upon such matters & things as were at the 
last meeting refer'd over to this &c. 

[124.] Boston Aug. 9. 1744. 

Whereas the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licence to Sell 
Strong Drink, either as Innholders or Retailers have been pre- 
sented to the Select men & at Several Meetings by them Considered. 
A list of their Names & the Street where each Person Dwells 
with the Acting of the Select men on said Petitions is here Re- 
corded as follows, Viz'. 

Innholders approved & Recommended, Viz*. 

Jonathan Brown - - - Charlestown Ferry 
Ebenezer Clough - - - Charlestown Ferry 
Martha Salter - - - - Battery March 
Retailers Approved & Recommended, Viz* 

Ebenezer Berry - - - - Orange Street 
Samuel Barber - - - - Middle Street 
Thomas Brookes - - - North Street 
William Ciapham - - - Queen Street 
William Coffin - - - - Orange Street 
Bethiah Cotta - - - - Corn hill 
Ebenezer Gushing - - - Oliver Street 
James Day ----- Orange Street 
Margaret Freeman- - - Backstreet 
Elisha Foster - - - - Newbury Street 
James Hodgson - - - - Shrimpton's Lane 
[125.] John Helyer - - - - Salutation Lane 
Johnson Jackson - - - Orange Street 
Zechariah Johonnot - - Orange Street 
Sarah Kimball ... - Cambridge Street 
Edward Lack - - - - Middle Street 
Michael Lowell - - - - Union Street 
John Minot ----- Orange Street 
William maxwell - - - Newbury Street 
Mary Mason - - - - Wings Lane 
John Procter - - - - Clarks Square 
William Phillips - - - Fleet Street 
Mary Ruby ----- Prince Street 
Margaret Rust - - - - Wentworths Wharf 
Thomas Smith - - - - Salem Street 
Anna Thomas - - - - Mackarel Lane 
Katharine Taylor - - - Middle Street 
Sendall Williams - - - School Street 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 79 

Frances Wardell - - - Hanover Street 

Samuel Wheeler - - - Orange Street 

James Young ... - Green Lane 

Innholcler, Disallowed, Viz'. 

Hugh Scott ----- Leveretts Lane 

Retailers, Disallowed. Viz'. 

Mary Atwood - - - - Went worths Wharf 

Jacob Bartlet - - - - Ann Street 

[136.] Timothy Crouchington - Windmill point 

Jane Davis ----- Barton's point 

Thomas Eyre - - - - Fish Street 

Thomas Gyles - - - - Essex Street. 

William Knox - - - - Sea Street 

James Lamotte - - - - Newbury Street 

Charles Lugg - - - - Middle Street 

Phillip Marlon - - - - Hawkins Street 

Deborah Myrick - - - Pitts's Wharf 

Thomas Moulin - - - Queen Street 

Elizabeth Nowell - - - Ship Street 

Elizabeth Smith - - - Purchase Street 

John Sorieu ----- Newbury Street 

James Torbitt - - - - Orange Street 

James Williams - - - King Street 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug 15. 1744. 

Present. 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

A Petition of m r . Peter Gebande praying Liberty to Open a 
School for teaching of the Latin & French Languages being Head 
and Considered & after Enquiry into the Affair 

[127.] Voted That he be not Allowed to keep any School in 
this Town 

Upon the Complaint made against Darby Grotty One of the 
Ticket Porters for Stealing Rum &c. 

Voted That he be Dismissed from his Employment as a Ticket 
Porter & that his Ticket be taken from him having never given 
Bond for his good behaviour. 

Ordered, That m. Barker be Warned to depart the Town 
unless She gives Bond with Sufficient Suretys to Indemnify the 
Town from any Charge upon her Acco' as the Law directs. 

Mr. James Allen informs that he has taken into his House One 
m rs . Dyson who came from Annapolis. 

Mr. Read Master of the Engine kept under the Town house in- 
forms that his Engine is out of repair. 

Voted, That Capt. Salter be desired to See that the same be put 
in Order. 

Mr. Carlisle a Taylor from Scotland informs that he has been 
in Town near Twelve months & has Hired a House of m r . Thomas 
Hill. 



80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered, That he be Warned to depart the Town unless he 
gives Bond to Indemnify the Town as the Law directs & that m r . 
Hill be notified to attend next Wednesday. 

[128.] Voted, That the Bond which was Signed by the 
Select men to the Province Treasurer as Entred the 24 th . of April 
last for the Sum of Six Hundred & Sixty Six Pounds Thirteen 
Shillings & four pence Granted by the General Court for Erecting 
another Battery in this Town, be Cancelled, the Select men having 
neither received the said Sum nor delivered the Bond to the Treas- 
urer, which was done accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 22. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Benj a Piton a Soldier at His Majesty's Castle William being 
very poor & infirm was Recommended by His Excellency Gov- 
ernour Shirley to be taken Care of in the Alms house at the 
Province Charge. 

Mr. John Wheelwright desires that Michael Bourk may be Ad- 
mitted One of the Ticket Porters & said that he & m r . Joseph 
Green merchant would be his Bondsmen. 

Voted, That he be Admitted [129.] accordingly, provided the 
said Wheelwright & Green be Bondsmen for his good Behaviour. 
Jane Colman the Wife of Lawrence Colman having been 
Warned to depart the Town or give Security as the Law directs 
now appeared & Offered mess". John Savell & Jacob Pound 
Hatter as Suretys. 

Ordered, That She Attend next Wednesday again. 
Matthias Woodis Appeared & informed he had lately come into 
this Town to dwell with his Wife Sarah & two Children, namely 
Ebenezer & Sarah & proposed to give Bond with Suretys to 
Indemnify the Town from an\- Charge as the Law directs, he was 
Allowed till next Wednesday to find Suretys & then Attend & 
bring their names. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 27. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Mem . On the third of July last the Select men by direction of 
His Excellency the Governour & the Council Sent to the Alma 
house the following Persons who were [ISO.] Taken Prisoners 
at Canso & brought here from Cape Breton to be kept & main- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 81 

tained there at the Province Charge & gave an order to m. Dyre 
to receive them, Viz'. 

Inhabitants of Canso 

Agues Berry 

John Berry 

Everton 

Hannah House & her two Children 

Eleanor Macklen & One Child 

Ann Lewis & her Daughter 

Eliz a . Crosby & her Daughter 

Francis Matthews his Wife & Six Children 

Mary Mucklin & three Children 

Mary Carill & One Child 

Daniel m c Namarro 

Daniel m c Affee 

Edward Cane 

Mary Carr & her Child 

Lucy Caldwith & her Child 
Soldiers at Canso 

Charles Ward 

Jonathan Holcom 

Isaac Lovett 

James Been 

Thomas Phillips 

Walthey Nights 

William Cook 

William Pharris 

Anthony Buckworth 

William Tracey 

William Thomas 

John Marsh 

John Taylor 

Edward Andros 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up as Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fourteen Shilling Old Tenor p. Rushel for Wheat & Seven 
Shillings p. Bushel on Wheateu Bread, Three Shillings and Six 
pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on 
White Bread Allowed for [131.] Charges Saving only on White 
Bisket Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges which is Computed 
as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 14 - 

Wheaten 3- 5 - 

Household ------ 5- 5 - 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf - - - I 1 - 3 - 14 - 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 5. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 



82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Mr. William Waters keeper of the Province Hospital at Rains- 
fords Island declining to keep the same any longer, unless his 
Salary be considerably raised. 

Voted That the Town Clerk be directed to Advertize in the 
Publick prints, that any Person inclining to keep at the said House 
may be treated with by the Select men on that Affair. 

The Leases of the Towns Shops on the Town Dock expiring the 
first of Sept. instant. Voted, That that affair be brought under 
immediate Consideration. 

Voted, That m r . Hancock & m r . Cooke be a Committee to See 
that the Chimneys in the Town House be repaired. 

[132.] It is Agreed upon & Ordered that Monday the Seven- 
teenth Day of September Currant be the time for running the 
Line & renewing the Bound marks between the Town of Boston & 
the Town of Roxbury & that the Select men or any two of them 
be a Committee for & in behalf of the Town of Boston fully Au- 
thorized & Impowered to join with such Persons as the Select 
men of Roxbury shall Appoint & Impower to Attend & perform 
the same & that all Persons concerned therein be & hereby are 
desired to meet at the House of m r . John Graton at the Sign of 
the Greyhound Roxbury at two of the Clock of the afternoon of 
the said Day in Order to Attend the said Business, And the Town 
Clerk is hereby directed to give Seasonable notice (by a Letter) 
to the Select men of Roxbury of this appointment Desiring them 
to Appoint & Impower a Committee in behalf of tlie Town of 
Roxbury to join with Us in that Service accordingly. 

But if the Weather should prove Wet & Apparently Unsuitable 
for the Performance of the said Work on the Day above mentioned, 
then the same to be Attended & performed the next Day Viz'. 
On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of September Current, [133.] 
To meet at the said place at Two o'Clock in the afternoon. 

(Copy of the Letter to the Select men of Roxbury.) 

Boston, Sept r . 6 1744. 
Gentlemen, 

These are to give you Notice that this year is the time wherein 
according to Law, We are required to run the Boundary Line 
betwixt this Town and the Town of Roxbury. 

You are therefore desired to Appoint & Impower a Committee 
to join with that of Ours, for the performance of that Service & 
that they meet Us at the House of m r . John Graton at the Sign of 
the Greyhound in Roxbury, on Monday the Seventeenth Day of 
September Current, at Two o'Clock in the afternoon. The Per- 
sons Appointed in behalf of this Town are the Select men, Viz*. 
Samuel Adams, Jonas Clarke, & Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . m r . 
Thomas Hancock m r . Middlecott Cooke, Capt. John Steel & Capt. 
William Salter & they or any fcwo of them are Impowered to run 
the Line & renew the Bound marks between the said Towns of 
Boston & Roxbury accordingly. But if the Weather on the said 
Seventeenth Day of Septemb r . should prove Wet & apparently 
Unsuitable for the Performance of this work, than We do propose 
& [134.] appoint to Attend the same on the next Day following 
Viz t . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 83 

On Tuesday the Eighteenth of this instant September to meet at 
the said place at two o'Clock in the Afternoon. 
By Order of the Select men 

GOLDTHWAIT Town Clerk. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 12. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Peter Simons a Native of Old France and Married at Rhode 
Island & brought his Wife to this Town about Three Weeks since 
appeared & Says he Dwells at m. Whartons at the South end, & 
has Petitioned the Governour for Liberty to Reside here but has not 
received his answer. 

Ordered That he Attend His Excellency & not presume to Walk 
the Streets until he has leave according to Law. 

Several of the Tenants now in Possession of the Towns 
Shops on the Dock appeared & desired to renew, their Several 
Leases their former Ones being expired, the first of Sept r . instant 
Viz 4 . 

[135.] mess. John & Rich*. Billings, 2 Shops No. 10 & 11 
m r . John Welch - - - - 1 Ditto - 9 
m r . Peace Casno - - - - 1 Ditto - 8 
m r . Isaac Casno - - - - 1 Ditto - 7 
m r . Benj". Hodgdon - - - 1 Ditto - 6 
m r . Increase Blake - - - 1 Ditto - 4 
m r . Samuel Butler - . - - 1 Ditto - 2 
Mr. George Eustus (Glazier) Appeared & desired he might 
be Employed to Glaze the Windows at the South Writing 
School. 

Voted, That he be Employed to do the same & that it be done 
with New Castle Glass. 

Mr. John Trcvett appeared & desired Liberty to Set up a 
School in this Town to Teach Writing & Arithmetick, he in- 
forms that he lives now at m r . Points the Chandlers & has 
been there Three Weeks that he came from Cape Breton & was 
taken at Canso. 

Voted That Liberty be not granted him. 

Several of the Clerks of the Market Appeared & desired 
that each of them & their Brethren in that Office might have 
a new Assize of Bread delivered to them as often as it is 
Altered. 

Voted That for the Future the Town Clerk be directed to Servo 
each of the said Clerks with a Copy of the Assize of Bread as 
often as it is Altered. 

[136.] Capt. Goulds Wharf (so Called) near the South Bat- 
tery, is added to the Precinct of m r . Nath 1 Gardner One of the 
Sealers of Wood, & he is to View & Seal all Wood Landed thereon 
at the same price as in any other part of his Precinct. 



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 19. 1744. 

Present 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 



Capt. Steel 

The Select men this Day Let to m r . Joseph Marion the Cellar 
under the West end of the Town-house at the Rent of Thirty 
Pounds Old Tenor p. Annum to be paid Quarterly, & delivered 
him the Key. 

Phillip Mahaney is Admitted One of the Ticket Porters mess". 
Stephen Greenleaf & Capt. Bartholomew Cheever having become 
Bound with him to the Town Treasurer for his faithful Discharge 
of that office. 

At the Desire of His Excellency the Governour 
The Select men Sent up to the Alrnshouse Sixteen Girls & 
Three Boys & a Woman arrived here yesterday from Cape Breton 
who were taken About [137.] about Six Weeks since by a 
French Privateer being Bound from Ireland to Philadelphia, At 
the same time was Sent a Woman delivered on board said Vessell 
her Husband & four Children, all of them to be maintained there 
at the Charge of the Province. 

The Names of the Three Boys & Sixteen Girls from Ireland are 
as follows, Viz*. 

James Conner 

Thomas Bryan 

Charles White 

Mary Roberts 

Mary Price 

Sarah Agin 

Mary Benson 

Margaret Anderson 

Sarah Kathary 

Elizabeth Campbell 

Mary Hammond 

Eliz a . Fitzgerald 

Sarah m c .hun 

Bridget m c .Namarra 

Eliz a . Dunster 

Fanny Brady 

Jenny Richardson 

Katharine Morris 

Mary Derham 

Ordered That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majesty's Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Quali- 
fied Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides 
the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Tuesday the Twenty fifth 
Day of September instant at three o'Clock in the Afternoon then 
& there to receive the Report of a Committee [138,] appointed 
to draw up Instructions for the Representatives relating to the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 85 

Publick Taxes & Several other Matters, & to Choose Jury men for 
October Court, and to consider & Determine upon such matters & 
things as were at the last meeting refer'd over to this &c. 

The Select men of Boston in Concert with the Select men of 
Roxbury attended the Perambulation betwixt the two Towns on 
the Seventeenth Day of September Current, A Report whereof is 
here Recorded as follows, Viz*. 

Pursuant to Agreement We the Subscribers met at the time & 
place appointed & run the line & renewed the Ancient Bound 
marks, between the said Town of Boston & the Town of Roxbury, 
Beginning at the Mouth of the Creek which Opens into the Bay 
leading to Cambridge & so goes as the Creek runs until it comes 
in a range with the Fence & Trees which parts between John 
Richardson Esq rs . Land formerly called m r . minots then cross the 
Street or High Way till it comes to a Stump with a heap of Stones 
about Eighty feet from the High Way & from thence Straight to a 
little Knowl upon the Edge of the Creek a [139.] Corner of the 
Bounds & from thence Easterly as the Creek runs till it comes 
to a Stake marked B. on One Side & R. on the other in Col. 
Lamb's Dam, & from thence as the Creek runs into the Bay 
between Boston & Dorchester, Dated the 17 th . Day of Septem- 
ber, 1744. 

JOSEPH HEATH "j 

JOSEPH WELD c , , 

SAMUEL GRIDLBT 1^1. men of 

JOHN RUGGLES I Roxbur ? 

JOHN DAVIS 

SAMUEL ADAMS ") 

THOMAS HANCOCK [ Sel. men of 

MIDDLECOTT COOKE j Boston 

JOHN STEEL 

This Day Capt. William Salter at the Desire of the Select men 
gave in an Acco*. of the Quantity of Gunpowder belonging to the 
Town being in the whole Forty two half Barrells & Nine Pounds 
& which is all that has been in his keeping ever since may 1740, 
according to an Acco'. by him Exhibited & is as foil 8 Viz 4 . 

1734, D r . The Town of Boston to William Salter C r . 
Apr. 5. To Powder dl d . Isaac White ---- 1 _ _ _ 

1740 

Apr. 19. To d. dl d . d. ... l .... 

To d. dl d . Capt. Tyng - - - 1 - - - - 



2-1 - 

the 2 Barrels makes 4 half Barrels - 4 - 



Ballance due to the Town of Boston is 5 
Forty two half Barr ls . & nine Pounds 42 - 9 lbs 



of Powder 47-9 

[14O-] Contra C r 

1716 Jan. 4 By Powder rec d ----- 



86 CITY DOCUMENT No. ( JO. 

1732 Apr. By d. Seized p. the Firewards 15 l 
Jan. By d. bo't of Sundrys 18 

March By d. 16 

By d. Seized p. the Fireward 9 1 

1739, May By d. 5 - - 35 

1740, May By d. returned p. Capt. Tyng- 1 - - - - 

47- 

Boston Sept r . 13 th . 1744 
Errors Excepted I*. W M . S ALTER 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 24. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cant. Steel 

James White with his Wife & One Child & Two Boys who all 
came from Cape Breton, being very poor & Indigent, were Recom- 
mended by the Select men to be taken Care of in the Almshouse 
at the Charge of the Province. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize [141.] of 
Bread at the Rate of Fourteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for 
Wheat, & Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three 
Shillings & Six pence p. Bushel on House hold Bread Allowed for 
Charges, & on White Bisket Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 14 

Wheateu 2 - 5 

House hold 5-5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 3-14 

Six peunv White Loaf I 1 3-14 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 26. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Mr. marion desires the South Cellar Door of the Cellar under the 
Town house which he Hires of the Town may be repaired, & that 
the Paving about the Doors of the said Cellar & the Glass Win- 
dows may be also repaired, he Promising, to Leave the Windows 
in good repair 

Voted, That m r . Hancock & mr. Cooke be desired to Consider 
thereof & do what they think proper therein. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 87 

[142.] At the Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 3. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Mr. John Earle master of One of the Fire Engines Appeared & 
informed that Joseph Belcher One of his Company is Deced ; & 
proposed Jedediah Lincoln as a Suitable Person to Supply his 
place. 

Voted That the said m r . Lincoln be Admitted into mr. Earles 
Company accordingly, he having the Consent of Capt. Gary to 
whose Company he belongs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 10. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

The Select men Agreed with m r . William Waters to keep the 
Province Hospital on Rainsfords Island for the Year ensuing at 
Fifty Pounds p. Annum according to the last agreement bearing 
Date the Seventh Day of September, 1743. 

[143.] The Select men Allowing him for his past extraor- 
dinary Services, Six Cord of Oak Wood & that himself and Ser- 
vant (if he hath One) have the Preference in appointing a Guard 
at the Island in Case of Sickness there. 

Voted, That the form of a Warrant for Warning out of Town, 
such Strangers as Obtrude themselves in this Town, be prepared 
by m r . Goldthwait, & that a Suitable Number of them be Printed. 

Mr. William Slieaf with a number of Gentlemen desire the 
Liberty of Faneuil Hall To morrow in the Afternoon being the 
Kings Coronation Day in Order to Celebrate the Day with a Con- 
cert of Musick. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted they making good all Damages 
& that it be no President for the future. 

Mrs. Birmingham & her two Children and Diana Ryan & her 
Child all from Annapolis were Sent to the Alms house to be taken 
Care of at the Charge of the Province. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Oct. 17. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Cap*. Steele 

[144.] Voted, That Edward Haridine be admitted an Inhab- 
itant of this Town he finding Security to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men to Indemnify the Town from any Charge upon his 
Acco 1 . for Five years as the Law directs. 

Voted, That m r . Henry Price have Liberty to Set up a Sign Post 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

before his House in King Street under the Inspection of mess. 
Clarke & Cooke. 

Mr. Johu Earle master of One of the Fire Engines informs that 
the Engine under his Care was first brought to Work at the Fire 
which lately broke out near m r . Brousdons Wharf, & desired 
that the Premium of Five Pounds Old Tenor granted by the Town 
may be allowed him. 

Voted, That a Draft be made on the Town Treasurer next Draft 
Day for the same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 24. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 

Liberty is granted to m r . William Sheaf e & [145.] a Number 
of Gentlemen for a Concert of Musick in Faneuil Hall on Tuesday 
next, it being His Majesty's Birth Day, the Gentlemen proposing 
the Benefit arising by the Tickets at Ten Shillings Old Tenor to be 
for the Benefit of the Poor of the Town to be disposed of at Dis- 
cretion of the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 7. 1744. 

Present. 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

Robert Saco & Dilly his Wife, Two Free Negroes being Aged & 
infirm & inclining to go to the Island of Jamaica, desire the Sum 
of Twenty Pounds Old Tenor be given them towards their Pas- 
sage &c. 

Voted, That the said Sum of Twenty Pounds Old Tenor be 
granted for that purpose & m r . Hancock is desired to See the same 
performed. 

James White with his Wife & Child from Cape Breton formerly 
an Inhabitant of Canso were Sent to the Almshouse, there to be 
taken Care of at the Charge of the Province. 

[146.] Voted, That the Engine kept by Trinity Church be 
forthwith removed on to the Land belonging to the Town in the 
Possession of Solomon Kneeland & that Samuel Adams & Jonas 
Clarke Esq rs . be desired to See the same done. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 21. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
in r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744. 89 

Voted, That Capt. Jefferys from London be Notified to Attend 
the Select men next Monday to give Security for some Passengers 
he brought in his Ship. 

Mr. Henry Caswall afterwards Appeared and Promised to be Se- 
curity for Capt. Jefferys for Mary Brown a widow who he brought 
a Passenger from London. 

Annis Rimpland & two Children who came from Annapolis were 
Sent to the Almshouse, to be taken Care of at the Charge of the 
Province. 

Mr. William Sheafe &c. desire the Use of Faneuil Hall for a 
Concert of Musick in the room of that which was to have been per- 
formed on His Majesty's Birth Day, & as the Days are [147.] 
Very short, that they might have it in the Evening to break up at 
nine o'Clock, the Benefit arising by the Tickets to be for the Use 
of the Poor of the Town as the Select men shall direct. 

Liberty is granted to them accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Nov r . 28 th . 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Benj a . Sntton & Cesar Pharisee Two Indian Men that were Sent 
for by the Select men came to make answer to the Complaints 
against them. Benj a . Sutton denys having any Disorderly Com- 
pany & Says that Benj a . Trott first received him in his House 
about Six years ago. Cesar not having been in Town with his 
Family above Three mouths, came first to m r . Boutineau and is 
now under Warning. 

Voted, That Directions be given as to both these Indians. 
Ordered, That m r . Trott be Notified to Attend next Wednesday. 

[148.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 5. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Voted, That m r . Hancock be desired to Advance for the Town 
Twenty Pounds Old Tenor for the Passage of Robin a Negro man 
& Dilley his Wife to the Island of Jamaica with Capt. Thomas 
Paine, the said Negroes being Old & likely in a short time to be- 
come a Town Charge. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Eighteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & 
Six pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel 
on White Bread Allowed for Charges, Saving only on White Bisket 
Two Shillings p. Bushel for Charges, which is Computed as fol- 
lows, Viz'. 



90 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2-15 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4 - 5 - 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 0-12 

[149.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 12. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq'. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

The Select men received of m r . Stephen Deblois Two Hundred & 
Five Pounds Five Shillings Old Tenor being Collected 03- a Con- 
cert of Musick in Fancuil Hall, for the Use of the Poor of the 
Town. 

The Hon ble . Samuel Danforth Sylvanus Bourn & Eliakim Hutch- 
inson Esq. a Committee from the Court of Admiralty now Set- 
ting for the Tryal of Piracies Robberies &c. upon the High Seas, 
Desired the Liberty of Faneuil Hall for the Tryal of the Prisoners 
taken by Capt. Spry Liberty was granted accordingly, the 
Province to make good all Damages that may be done the said 
House by the Croud Attending. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 19. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

[15O.] Mr. Josiah Baker master of One of the Fire Engines at 
the North End, Appeared & Informed that his Engine was first 
bro't to Work at the Fire which lately broke out near Copps hill, 
& desired the Premium granted by the Town may be allowed him. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 26. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq'. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m'. Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

Jane Mare to give Bond to the Town Treasurer with Two 
Suretys in the Sum of Fifty Pounds Lawful Money, to Indemnify 
the Town from an}* Charge as the Law directs. 

Thomas Clark to give Bond to the Town Treasurer with Two 
Suretys in the Sum of two Hundred Pounds Lawful money, to 
Indemnify the Town from any Charge for him his wife and Three 
Children, as the Law directs. 

Voted, That the Select men meet Tomorrow at Ten o'Clock in 
the forenoon in Summer Street at the House of m r . Balston to View 
said House, it being represented likely to Tumble down, [151.] 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744-5. 91 

also m. Websters house in Long Lane also ready to fall & take a 
Survey of them. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 31. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Caleb Dana Appeared & desired to hire a Stall in Faneuil Hall 
market, Viz*. Number Twenty two being the same m r . Winchester 
had last year. 

The Select men having Viewed m r . Studsons house in Summer 
Street & mrs. Websters in Long Lane are of Opinion that said 
Houses without some immediate repairs endanger the Inhabitants in 
their passing near them. 

Voted, That said Studson & Webster be informed thereof & 
appear at Faneuil Hall next Wednesday & do what is proper to pre- 
vent the Presentment of the said Houses to the next General 
Sessions of the Peace. 

Deacon William Larrabee desires a further Consideration for his 
Extraordinary Service the year past, The Select men took the same 
into [152.] Consideration & agreed to allow him for his extraor- 
dinar}- Service Fifty Pounds Old Tenor & the said Larrabee is 
desired to go on iu the same Business till further Orders. 

Voted, That m r . Zech a . Chandler be Allowed the Sum of Five 
Pounds Old Tenor for keeping One of the Towns Bulls that Strayed 
from this Town & mr. Hancock paid him the Money accordingly. 

The Select men Sold to Major Edward White of Brookline Two 
Bulls, he delivering One good Bull of Three Years Old the first of 
April next, & forthwith Ten Hundred of Salt Hay, as by note 
under his hand. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Eighteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & Seven 
Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & Six pence 
p. Bushel on Household Bread & One Shilling p. Bushel on White 
Bi-ead Allowed for Charges Saving only on White Bisket Two 
Shillings p. Bushel for Charges ; which is Computed as follows, 
Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2-15 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4-5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 . 0-12 

[153.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 2. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 



92 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Mr. Jon a . Fessenden desires to Hire a Stall in Faneuil Market & 
to pay what price it shall be Set at, by the Select men, 

James Atkinson Watchmaker from London Appeared & desired 
to be Admitted an Inhabitant & to open a Shop in this Town, 
which is here by granted, he having brought with him upwards of 
Five Hundred Pounds Sterling & being a Gentleman of a good 
Chai-acter. 

Mr. John Beard informs that he has taken into his House. John 
Delany & Wife from Charlestown as Tenants. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 9. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[154.] Voted, That m r . Stephen Minot Jun r . be notified to at- 
tend next Wednesday with Respect to the Rest of the Towns Land 
on the neck set to his Father Stephen Minot Esq r . 

Thomas M c . Mills with his Wife and Three Children lately come 
into this Town, are Admitted Inhabitants provided mess. Robert 
Duncan & Jon a Gary give Bond with him in the Sum of One Hundred 
& Fifty Pounds Lawful Money to Indemnify the Town from all 
Charge upon their acco' 8 . as the Law directs. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan. 15. 1744. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

The Select men Signed the following Petition to His Excellency 
the Governour, praying him to take off the Prohibition of Stopping 
Vessels at the Castle coming from the Mediterrean, Viz 1 . 

To His Excellency the Governour, 

Humbly Represent the Subscribers Selectmen of the Town Boston. 
That they have good Information, [155.] that the Distemper 
in the Mediterrean which occasioned your Excelleiicys Order for 
restraining all Vessels from thence passing the Castle is now en- 
tirely Ceased They therefore pray that said Order of Restraint 
may be taken off, that Vessels may pass as Usual. 

JONAS CLARKE 
Tno 8 . HUTCHINSON 
THOMAS HANCOCK 
WILLIAM SALTER 

At a Meeting of the Select men Jan. 16. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744-5. 93 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Mess. Richard Buckley & Joshua Blanchard Two of the 
Assessors Appeared & informed that the Tax Books for the Year 
] 744, are ready to be delivered to the Collectors, if they are Quali- 
fied to receive them. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Eighteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Seven Shillings p. Bushel on Wheaten Bread, [156.] Three 
Shillings & Six pence p. Bushel on Household Bread & Six pence 
p. Bushel on a Six penny White Loaf or larger white Loaves 
Allowed for Charges, And on white Bisket Two Shillings p. Bushel 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4-5 

of Six penny White Loaf 15 - - - 

Wheaten I 1 - 0-11 

Household 1 - 9-14 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17. 1744. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

The Select men Signed & presented the following Memorial to 
the Great & General Court respecting the Hospital at Rainsfords 
Island. Viz'. 

To His Excellency William Shirley Esq r . Governour in Chief in 
and over His Majestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, The Hon ble . the Council & House of Representatives for 
said Province in General Court assembled, Decem*. 1744. 

[157.] The Memorial of the Subscribers Select men of the 
Town of Boston. 
Sheweth, 

That there being but One House on Rainsfords Island for the 
Reception of Persons coming from on board any Vessel Infected 
with the Small Pox often Occasions many Inconveniences as well 
as Expence to the Province by reason that every One both Sick & 
well Persons are Obliged to remain in the same House, whereas if 
a Separate One was Built tho' of but One Room & a Chamber not 
only those Persons who have formerly had the Distemper might 
be much sooner Released from the Island than they possibly can 
now, but often times those Persons who have not been taken with 
that Distemper when they are brought from the Vessel might 
Escape it, and the Charge of such a Building as would Answer the 
End, We are of Opinion would not be much greater than the Ex- 
pence Occasioned to tho Province for want thereof, often comes 
to in a year, All which We Apprehend Our Duty to lay before 



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Your Excellency & Honours that You may Act herein as in Your 
Wisdom you Shall judge meet, We are Your Excellency & 
Honours, obedient Servants 

S. A. &c. Select men 

[158.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 23. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq T . 
Capt. Steel 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Capt. Salter 

Ordered, That the Towns Shops on the Dock and Land on the 
Neck, be Advertised to be Let according to the Vote of the Town, 
the Leases being Expired. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 25. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
mr. Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Voted, That m r . Hallowell be Prosecuted for coming out of the 
Ship Molineaux Frigat Capt. Jon a . Snelling Commander without 
Leave from the Select men which Ship bro't the Small Pox into 
Nantasket Road. 

Upon the Petition of Sundry Inhabitants for Calling a Town 
meeting respecting the Collectors of Taxes being in Arrears, and 
also that the [159.] Tax Books for the present year might not 
be delivered to them till the Town meet to Consider thereof. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Hoston. 

In His Majesty's Name, Requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town, qualified 
as the Law directs, to meet at Faneuil Hall on Thursday the 
Thirty first instant at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, to Consider 
of a Petition of Sundry Inhabitants relating to the Collectors of 
Taxes & also Determine whether the Tax Books for the year 
1744, be delivered them before they have paid in what they are 
now in Arrears for former Taxes, And to Chuse Jury men for 
February Court 

At a Meeting of the Select men Jan. 28. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Eighteen Shillings Old Tenor p. Bushel for Wheat & 
Seven Shillings p. Bushel [16O.] on Wheaten Bread Three 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744-5. 95 

Shillings & Six pence p. Bushel on Household Bread, Six pence 
p. Bushel on a Six penny White Loaf or larger White Loaves 
Allowed for Charges, & on White Bisket Two Shillings p. Bushel 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz 4 . 

oz - dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12J- 

Household 4-5 

of Six penny White Loaf 15 - 

Wheaten I 1 . - - 11 

Household 1 - 9 - 14 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 6. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m*. Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

Mr. Samuel Butler desires to renew his Lease of the Shop in his 
Occupation which he hired of the Town. 

John Chappel & his Wife, Live in a House of m r . Benj*. Fitch's 
at New Boston. 

Ordered that they be Warned to depart the Town or give 
Security as the Law directs 

[16i.] Thomas Poor with his Wife & Two Children from 
Newfoundland to be Warned to depart the Town or give Security 
as the Law directs. 

Mess". John & Richard Billings desire to Renew their Lease of 
the Shops on the Dock in their Occupation, which they hired of 
the Town. 

On the 22 d . of December last, the Select men Sent up to the 
Care of the Overseers of the Poor, One Eleanor Simmons a Widow, 
a Prisoner from Cape Breton being very poor & Indigent to be 
taken Care of at the Charge of the Province. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 12 th . 1744. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

Mr. Salter informed the Select men that he was afraid that One 
John Ruleau in his Neighbourhood had the Small Pox, Whereupon 
the Select men desired Dr. Douglas & D r . Clark to Visit the Per- 
son Sick [162.] Who declared it as their Opinion that the Man 
had the Small Pox & this was the Fifth Day, & it would be dan- 
gerous to Remove him to the Hospital Island, Upon which he was 
Ordered to the Hospital house at the West end of the Town which 
was done before One o'Clock said Day. And upon Enquiry the 



96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Select men found the man had been aboard Capt. Snelling's Ship 
soon after her Arrival at Nantasket without any Leave, he has a 
Wife & Two Children in the same House in Gibbin's Court, who 
are in danger of having the same. 

Ordered, That a Guard be Set to hinder any Person from going 
in or going out of said House. 

The Select men went to the House where John Ruleau lived & 
found upon Enquiry that m. Avery lives in the House with Four 
Children & Two Lodgers below Stairs, & John Lyten a Sadler & 
Wife with Two Children, Ruleau's Wife & two Children who have 
not had the Distemper. 

Dr. John Clark is desired to lake Care of the Person Sick with 
the Small Pox, and the Negro man John Wou'dbe is Ordered to be 
as a Guard [163.] To the House to be Allowed Eight Shillings 
Old Tenor a Day for the same. 

It is Ordered, That the Several Persons who are in the said 
House be immediately removed to the Hospital Island, And also 
Old Ruleau and that Application be made to Thomas Hubbard & 
John Payer weather Esq r . for a Warrant to carry the said Persons 
down accordingly. 

Voted, That Capt. Jon n . Snelling be Prosecuted for Suffering 
Persons to come on board his Ship while at Nantasket without 
Leave, & that Coster Aish Cordwainer & Elizabeth Aish the Wife 
of William Aish for going on board the said Ship & Benj a . Hal- 
lovvell Jun r . for leaving the Ship with out Leave. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 13. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq*. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[164.] Agreeable to the Order of the Select men they went 
with a Warrant to the House at Gibbins's Court & Sent down to 
the Hospital Island, John Lay ten Wife & Three Children, m. 
Ruleau & two Children and ra r . Ruleau. 

Mr. John Boylston Appeared & desired to Hire two of the Towns 
Shops on the Dock. 

Ordered, That m r . Benj*. Fitch be Prosecuted for receiving & 
Entertaining John Chappel & Wife in his House. 

Ordered, That Dr. John Sprague be Confined to his room & not 
Suffered to go abroad without Leave of the Select men, & that 
One or more of them visit him every Day. 

On Thursday morning the Select men Sent down to the Hospital 
Island, m. Avery with four Children and m r . Jennings & his 
Servant. 

Information is given that John Aish was in the room with John 
Ruleau who is now Sick with the Small Pox & there is great dan- 
ger of his being infected there with, Voted That Application be 
made to Two Justices of the Peace for a Warrant to Search for 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744-5. 97 

the said John Aish that so he may be immediately Conveyed to 
the Hospital Island, as also One Christ'. Stillson who went to the 
Island. 

[165.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 20 th . 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

William Cox with his Wife & Family of Five Children from 
Lynn has been here Nine Months Appeared & was directed to give 
Bond to Save the Town harmless, as the Law directs. 

Mess". James Gardner & Joseph Pierpont appeared & desired 
to Hire the Pastures on the Neck. 

Mr. Harris desires to Hire the marsh only belonging to the Town 
on the Neck & Offers to give Twenty Pounds p. annum Old Tenor 
for the same. 

Samuel Cooliclge from Watertown has been in this Town Some 
time & likely to be Chargeable. 

Voted, That he be Warned to depart the Town as the Law 
directs. 

Ordered, That M r . Thomas Beddle be Prosecuted for Entertain- 
ing Mary Nutting. 

Mr. Samuel Clark to be Prosecuted for receiving One Quigley 
into his House. 

[166.] M. Pitts to be Prosecuted for receiving into her House, 
Nath 1 . March & Wife from Barnstable. 

M r . John Kiere to be Prosecuted for receiving into his House 
Hannah Walker from Roxbury. 

Mr William mellows to be Prosecuted for Entertaining Dorcas 
Vickery from 

M r . Cornelius Sullivant to be Prosecuted for Entertaining Katha- 
rine Dunivan from Roxbury, been at his House about Three 
months. 

Voted, That the Town Clerk put an Advertisem'. in the Publick 
news Papers, to inform the Publick that the Select men & Over- 
seers of the Poor of the Town of Boston, on Tuesday the 19 th . 
instant, made a general Visitation of the Inhabitants, & upon very 
Strict Search & Enquiry did not find any Person Sick of the Small 
Pox, or that had any Symptoms of it. m r . Rollo that was taken 
down with it last Week & then Removed, being upon his Re- 
covery ; And all the other Persons living in the same House 
were immediately Sent down to the Hospital house on Rainsfords 
Island. 

And also Publish the Paragraph of the Province Law relating to 
any Person's being taken with the Small Pox in any Town of this 
Province. 

[167 ] The Select men Lent to Capt. John Kinselagh Twelve 
of the Town's Fire arms which he Promised to be Careful of & 



98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

return again in good Order to them on Demand, as by his Receipt 
therefor. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 23 d . 1744. 

Present 
(Blank) 

This Da}- the Select men received a Letter from m r . Waters at 
the Hospital Island wherein he says that m ri . Rillow as he im- 
agines has the Simptoms of the Small Pox on her and should be 
glad of a nurse to Assist them. 

It is the opinion that there is no occasion of one at present & 
that all the People be still continued on the Island 

At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 25. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Clarke 
Capt. Steel 

[168.] Voted, That the Sum of Four hundred thirty nine 
pounds seven Shillings & ten pence old tenor to m r . Jacob Sheaff 
for Collecting and paying the Taxes to the several Treasurers for 
the Year 1742. 

Voted, that the Sum of Four hundred Thirty two pounds twelve 
Shillings & three pence old tenor be, allowed to Capt. John Gold- 
thwait for Collecting & paying the Taxes to the several Treas- 
urers, for the year 1742 and that Drafts be made on the Town 
Treasurer accordingly. 

The Select men agreed to allow m r . Thomas Williston Five 
pounds old tenor for Winding up the Clock of the Old Brick 
Church the year past. 

The Select men agreed to allow m r . Isaac Peirce Five pounds 
old tenor for Winding up the North Clock the year past. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Eighteen Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & seven 
Shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread three shillings & six pence 
p. Bushell on [169.] Household Bread Six pence p. Bushell on a 
Six penny White Loaf or larger, White Loaves, allowed for 
Charges and on White Bisket Two shillings p. Bushell for Charges 
which is Computed as follows viz*. 

oz - dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4 - 5 

Of Six penny White Loaf 15 - 

Wheaten I 1 . 0-11 

Household 1 - 9-14 

At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 26. 1744. 

Present 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744-5. 99 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Salter 

Capt. Steel 

The Select men received a Letter from nT. Waters at the Hos- 
pital Island advising that m. Rillow had the Small Pox very 
favourably. 

[17O.] At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 27 th . 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Voted, That the Premium of Five pounds old Tenor be allowed 
to m r . Thomas Read & Comp*. one of the Fire Ingincs for first 
Working at the Fire which broke out last Thursday at Col. Pol- 
lards House. 

Ordered that Katharine Howard from martha's Vineyard be 
Warned to depart the Town as the Law directs. 

Ordered, that Anne Galesper who came from Newfoundland in 
Capt. Rous be Warned to depart the Town as the Law directs. 

Ordered that Samuel Henderson with his Wife & four Children 

from medford be Warned to depart the Town as the Law directs. 

[171.] Elizabeth Qidley who came in Capt. Gebute from 

Ferreland last Fall & lives at Samuel Clarks near Charlestown 

Ferry is ordered to depart the Town. 

Application being made to the Select men from the Committee 
of War appointed by the General Court desiring the Use of the 
Small Arms belonging to the Town for the intended Expedition 
against Cape Breton. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk send the Committee the following 
Letter with a Copy of the Vote of the Town relating to said arms, 
Viz 1 . 

Gentlemen 

The Select men having had application made to them by you as 
a Committee of War, desiring the Use of the Fire arms belonging 
to the Town of Boston in the present intended Expedition against 
Cape Breton, In answer to your Request have ordered me to Write 
you that upon [172.] Perusing the Letter of Col. Fitch the Donar 
of said arms to the Town and the Vote of the Town thereon which 
Vote is Inclosed. 

The Select men tho they would do every thing in their power 
to Encourage and forward said Expedition yet apprehend they 
cannot part with said arms without the Consent of the Town 
especially when many of their Poor Inhabitants in case of an at- 
tack from the Enemy cannot be any ways Supplyed than by these 
Aims which perhaps may be At ended with fatal Consequences to 
the Town, They therefore doubt not, that you will excuse 'em for 
not Complying with your said Request 

By order of the Select men 

1 -. GOLDTHWAIT, Town Clerk. 



100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a meeting of the Select men mar. 1. 1744. 

The Select men reced a Letter from m r . [173.] Waters at the 
Hospital Island informing that Richard Ellis the Carpenter who 
was confined at the Island on account of his having the small Pox 
had run away last night with his Canoe, and upon enquiry the 
Select men found he was in Boston at the House of m r . Holland 
the Joyner this morning. 

Voted that Application be made to the Governour and Council 
for a Special Warrant to apprehend the said Ellis, and that m r . 
Cooke be desired to Wait on them for the same. 

This Day the Select men sent down to the Hospital Island the 
Widow Gauge for a nurse there & agreed with her for Thirty 
Shillings old tenor p. Week Wages. 

At a meeting of the Select men, march 4 th . 1744. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Tho". Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Steel 

[174.] The Select men sent down to the Hospital the Widow 
Stringer & her Son & the Widow Taylor & her Daughter from 
the South End, One of the Children having the Small Pox the 
others being in the same Room m. Taylors Daughter Sick. 

At a meeting of the Select men, mar. 6. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

M r . Hancock informed he had according to order Hired a House 
at the Westerly part of the Town for the use of the Town of m r . 
James Gordon to put such persons in as never had the Small Pox 
and had been amongst those Visited therewith, ordered that m r . 
Savel go to m r . Gordon for the Key. 

Voted that the Premium of Five pounds [175.] Old tenor be 
allowed to m r . Henry Howell and Company for the Engine under 
their Care, first Working at the fire which lately Broke out at m r . 
Colsons Buildings. 

At a meeting of the Select men, march 13. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Steel 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1744-5. 101 

In His rnajestys name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly 
Qualified Rateable at Twenty pounds Estate to a Single Rate 
besides the Poll to Convene at Faneuil Hall on monday the 
Twenty fifth of march instant at nine o'Clock in the forenoon then 
& there. 

[176.] (Blank.) 

Voted, that the Rev d . m r . John Webb be desired to open the 
Town meeting with Prayer and that Capt. Steel be desired to 
Inform him thereof. 

At a meeting of the Select men, march 15 th . 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[177.] Benjamin Pollard Esq r . Sheriff of the County of Suf- 
folk this Day by Virtue of a Warrant from His Excellency the 
Governour, Impressed the Two hundred and fifteen Small arms 
and Bayonotts belonging to the Town for the use of the intended 
Expedition against Cape Breton. 

Whereupon the Select men presented a Petition to His Excel- 
lency the Governour praying the Warrant for impressing the said 
arms may be Recalled. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 20. 1744. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

The following memorial of the Select men relating to the Towns 
Fire arms to the Governour with His Excellency s answer thereto 
it is here Eutred [178.] by order of the Select men, Viz 4 . 

To His Excellency the Governour 
Humbly Represent 

The Subscribers Select men of the Town of Boston 
That the said Town of Boston are possessed of 215 Firearms 
a Present of the late Col. Thomas Fitch to the Town with this 
Condition that the said Arms should ever after be kept for the use 
of the Inhabitants, and in Case of any of them being Lost or 
becoming useless the number should be kept up by others of equal 
goodness being Supplied in their Stead. The Select men being 
Informed that your Excellency has granted a Warrant for the 
Impressing said arms they tkink themselves Bound in faithfulness 
to the Town to Represent to your Excellency that they apprehend 
that the Carrying said arms [179.] out of the Town may leave it 
too much Expos'd in this time of War as great Numbers of their 
Inhabitants are destitute of arms & unable to purchase them, and 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

they therefore humbly pray your Excellency that said Warrant "or 
order for Impressing may be Recalled and thtitthe said arms may 
Remain for the use of the Inhabitants according to the Intent & 
Design of the Donor, and your memorialist shall ever pray 

SAMUEL ADAMS ") 

JOXAS CLARKE 

MIDULKCOTT COOKE \- Selectmen 

.JOHN STEEL 

WILLIAM SALTEB J 
Boston, march 15, 1744. 

His majestys Service and the general Interest of the province 
will not permit me to Recall my Warrant, The Impressed arms 
being Indispensably necessary to the Service of the expedition 
against Cape Breton 

W. SHIRLEY. 

Council Chamber march 15 th . 1744. 

Copy exam d . p. J. WILLARD Sor'cry. 

[18O.] M r . montague having Sent to Ihe Select men Sixty 
Pounds old tenor which they accepted in full Satisfaction for the 
Damages he with others in a Riotous manner and to the Towns 
South Grammer School house. 

Voted, That m r . Hancock to whom said money was sent keep 
the same in his hands until further order. 

At a meeting of the Select men, march 27 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
m r . middlecott Cooke 
Cnpt. John Steel 
Capt. William Salter 
Capt. Henry Atkins 

The Select men made application to two of his Majestys Justices 
of the Peace for a Warrant to Remove m r . Nathaniel Vinls Child 
[181.] and Negro man back to the House they were lately 
removed to by order of the Select men and have since without 
their Liberty come away. 

Voted, That mess". Adams Clark Hancock Steel, Salter & 
Atkins be desired to go with Docf. Clarke to the Hospital Island 
on Fryday next in order to Remove the Persons that are Well & 
bring them up to Town. 

Francis Norwood with his Wife Hannah & Three Children 
namely Jonathan Hannah & David from Lynn he appeared & 
desired to be admitted Inhabitants & offered mess". Isaac Caz- 
neau & Timothy Green for his Bondsmen. 

M r . Savell having applied to the Justices to Sign a Warrant 
which was drawn up for removing m r . Vialls Child & negro Back 
to the House they were ordered to Returned they in General 
declined Signing it Demurring as to the Time [182.] they having 
been three Weeks at the House assigned them. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 103 

Rate of Fifteen Shillings old Tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & Seven 
Shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread three Shillings & Six pence 
p. Bushell on Household Bread Six pence p. Bushell on a Six 
penny White Loaf Two Shillings p. Bushell for Charges .Com- 
puted as follows Viz'. 

oz- dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2- 11$ 

Wheaten 3 - 2 

Household 5 - 

Six penny White Loaf I 1 . - 2 - 

Wheaten 1 - 2-15 

Household 1 - 15 - 1 

Capt. Joseph White appeared & offered for his Security as one 
of the Collectors of Taxes for the year 1744, mess". John Tudor 
& John Greenough which were accepted. 

[183.] Eliz a . Crosbey from Canso was sent to the almshouse 
to be" maintained at the province Charge. 

At a meeting of the Select men march 28 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Capt. Benjamin Edwards one of the Collectors of Taxes ap- 
peared & offered for his Security mess. Daniel Johonnot & Isaac 
White which were accepted. 

Mr. Elias Dupe another of the Collectors of the Taxes appeared 
and offered for his Security mess. John Gardner & Thomas 
Greenough which were Accepted. 

Voted, that the Select men will not take [184.] Bonds from 
any of the Select men or Assessors as Bondsmen for the Collectors 
of Taxes for gathering in the Rates Committed to them. 

Voted that the Taxes, for the year 1744 be Committed to the 
Constables to Collect with the three Collectors who have already 
accepted they giving Security. 

March 29, 1745. 

This Day m r . Elias Dupe one of the Collectors of Taxes appeared 
and gave Bond with Suritys as ou file. 

Capt. White one of the Collectors of Taxes appeared & gave 
Bond with Suritys, approved of by the Selectmen for one of his 
Bondsmen declined Signing the Bond and proposed m r . Newman 
Greenough Sail maker in the Room of said Tudor whom the Select 
men approved of. 

[185.] At a meeting of the Select men, April I". 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Atkins 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston, 

In His majestys Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Free holders and Inhabitants of the said Town Qualified as 
the Law directs to meet at Faneuil Hall on monday the Eight 
Instant at four o'Clock in the afternoon then and there to Choose 
Three meet Persons for Collectors of Taxes in the Room of a like 
Number who were Chosen to that ofDco the last Towns meeting 
but decline Serving and to Consider & Determine [186.] upon 
such other matters and things as at the last meeting were refer'd 
over to this. 

At a meeting of the Select men, April 3. 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

Mr. Thomas Bernard informs that John Gwin from Scituate has 
been, entertained by him at his house Eleven days & that he hath 
a Wife & one Child. 

M r . Ebenezer Messinger master of the West Engine informs that 
mess. Belknap, Ricks, Kemball, Surcomb & Seaborn have left 
the P^ngine & desired that Edward Barrett & Ebenezer messinger 
jun r . may be admitted in the Room of two of them, who were 
accordingly Admitted they producing Certificates from the Cap- 
tains of the [187] military Company they belong to of their 
Consent thereto. 

M r . John Stamford one of the Collectors of Taxes having pro- 
duced Certificates from the Several Treasurers that they have 
received of him the several Sums ordered to be paid to them for 
Taxes to the year 1742 Inclusive Ordered that the Town Clerk 
deliver up to the said Stauiford the Securitys by him given for 
the same. 

Voted, That in Conesequence of the Vote of the Town relating 
to the Lands on the neck & Bottom of the Common the same be 
advertised in the publick Prints which was done in the Words fol- 
lowing viz*. 

(Blank.) 

[188.] 

Voted, that a Committee be appointed to prosecute the proprie- 
tors of the Salt Ponds and other Lands on the neck unless they 
immediately Conform to their agreements respecting the same 
they Entered into with the Town. 

Voted, that mess". Adams Hancock & Salter be the said 
Committee. 

Voted that that part of the Pavement belonging to the Town 
between the [189.] Fortification and the End of the Town be 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 105 

immediately Repaired & that Capt. Salter have the Care of the 
same. 

At a meeting of the Select men April o fh . 1745. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

The Select men went down on Board the Ship Katharine Thomas 
Debuke master who being Sworne Declared that he left Lisbon the 
fifteenth of January last and that his mate William Eagleston was 
taken down with the Small Pox about Ten days before he Sailed 
that he ke.pt him Confined in the State Room on the Larboard side 
that only two hands tended on him that he has been [19O.] Re- 
covered and done his Duty on Deck nine Weeks before lie arrived 
at marblehead had his Bedding, thrown Overboard and his Linneu 
all Washed, and other Cloath well aired and that he has on Board 
all the men he brought out of Lisbon Except four that Run away 
with his Boat yesterday after he came to Sail from marble head 
and that his Lading is nothing but Salt. 

The Select men apprehend the said Ship is clear of Infection 
and may be permitted to come up to Town without Danger to the 
Inhabitants, and on the Sixth Instant gave a Certificate thereof 

April 7 th . 

The Select men ngreed with Warren for a Watchman at 

the Hospital at the Westerly part of the Town at Twelve shillings 
p. Diem. 

[191.] At a meeting of the Select men, April 10. 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 

Jonas Clarke Esq. 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Salter 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Atkins 

M r . Hancock brought Twenty one hundred and fifty pounds old 
tenor which he received of the Committee of War for the Two hun- 
dred and fifteen fire arms Impressed by His Excellency the Gov- 
ernours Warrant and desires the Direction of the Select men what 
to do with the same he having given a Receipt there for. 

Voted, thatm r . Hancock keep the same till further orders from 
the Select men. 

M r . Alexander Parkman says that since the Great Storm which 
Destroyed his Wife he [192.] hath laid Spars and Stuff on the 
Sconce Ground at the South Battery & desires he may still con- 
tinue to do it for which he is willing to pay a reasonable allowance 
there for for the use of the Town. 



106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Voted, that the Rents of the Town Shops on the Dock the 
Leases whereof are expired be set at Forty Pounds old tenor p. 
annum a Single Shop which by the last Lease were set at Thirty 
pounds under the same Conditions as the last Leases and that the 
Several Tenants be notified thereof. 

Voted, that the Committee for the Lottery be desired to agree 
with the Select men for the use of the office & the Hall for draw- 
ing the Lottery. 

rn r . Charles Apthrop of Boston merch'. presented a Petition set- 
ting forth that the last year he purchased the Estate of the late 
Col. Shrimpton for his own Dwelling house [193.] and several 
Buildings behind it & for his better Accommodation he proposes 
to Remove the Wooden house fronting Shrimptons Lane into the 
Rear part of his Land & fix it where another Building now stands 
which the Pet r . will immediately Demolish praying he, may have 
Liberty so to do. The Select men went upon the premisses and 
Viewed the same & gave Leave for the Removal thereof. 

Liberty was granted to William Hall Leather dresser to open 
his Drain in milk street, provided he mend the pavement again <5c 
keep the same in Repair from time to time to the Satisfaction of 
the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select men, April 15 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Atkins 

[194.] Voted that the Town Clerk prepare a Draft of a Peti- 
tion to the General Court relating to the Assessors being Im- 
powered to deliver the Tax Books for the year 1744, to the Collec- 
tors now Chosen &c a . pursuant to the Town Vote the 12 th . Instant 
Ordered that the Collectors Chosen this Year be notified to at- 
tend on Wednesday next at three o'Clock Afternoon. 

At a meeting of the Select men, ApriV 17 th 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt Atkins 

Mr. Alexander Parkman desires the Partition fence (which is 
gone to decay) between his Land the North Battery [195.] may 
be Repaired and that the Select men would appoint a Time for the 
Regular Setling the same 

Voted, that the Select men attend that Service on Fry day next 
at three o'clock afternoon. 
Yesterday mess". Cooke Steel Salter & Atkins went down to the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 107 

Hospital Island and at the desire of m. Stringer to come up to 
Boston & m. Bakers Child. 

Voted, that they have Liberty to come up to Town the next time 
the Boat goes down they being Shifted with Fresh Cloaths. 

Voted, that m r . Thomas Oxnard have Liberty to sett up Post at 
a suitable Distance from his fence in the Common under the Regu- 
lation of mess". Hancock & Salter. 

This Day a memorial was drawn up to General Court & Signed 
by the Select men relating to the Assessors delivering the [196.] 
Tax Books for the year 1 744 pursuant to the Vote of the Towu 
which is in the Words following viz* 

To His Excellency William Shirley Esq r . Captain General & 
Goveruour in Chief in and over his majestys province of the mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England, The Hon bl . his majesties Coun- 
cil and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled april 
17 th 1745. 

The memorial of the Select men of the Town of Boston, by or- 
der of the said Town, 
Humbly Represents 

That the Assessors of the said Town for the year 1744 ; meeting 
with much Difficulty did not Commit the Assessment to the Collec- 
tors of Taxes then chosen by reason whereof very large Sums are 
to be Collected this year and for that Service the Town have 
Chosen a great [197.] Number of Collectors. 

That it is Apprehended the Assessors afores d can't now (their 
year being Expired) Commit the said assessment for 1744, to the 
Collectors without Special authority from this Honourable Court. 

Your memoralist therefore humbly pray your Excellency & 
Honours to Impower said Assessors to Commit said assessment for 
1744 to the Collectors chosen this present year the time being 
Elapsed notwithstanding and that the said Collectors may be fully 
impowered to Collect the same that so no dispute on this account 
may arise to the prejudice of the Towu in Collecting said Taxes, 
and your memoralist as in Duty Bound shall ever pray &c. 

SAMUEL ADAMS 
JONAS CLARKE 
THO S . HANCOCK 

MIDDLECOTT CooKE ^ Select men 
JOHN STEEL 
WILL*. SALTER 
HENRY ATKINS J 

[198.] At a Meeting of the Select men april 20, 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m*. Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

Capt. Atkins 
M r . William Larrabee one of the Collectors of Taxes appeared 



108 CITY DOCUMENT JSTo. 90. 

& offered for his Security mess. John Ruddock & Deacon Edward 
Proctor which were Accepted by the Select men. 



At a meeting of the Select men, april 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

[199.] Capt. Andrew Cunningham one of the Collectors of 
Taxes appeared & offered for his Security Jacob Wendell & John 
Hunt Esq. who were accepted. 

Voted, that the Select men on Fry day the 26 th . Instant take a 
view of the Lands (to be Leased) on the neck the Fortification 
Paving &c. at three o'Clock in the Afternoon. 

M r . John Stamford one of the Collectors of Taxes appeared & 
offered for his Security mess". Joseph Scott Brazier & CordCordis 
who were Accepted. 

At a meeting of the Select men April 29. 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

[3OO.] Voted that Deacon Parker be allowed forty Shillings 
old tenor for his Negro's Service in making Fires &c. for the 
Assessors. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Sixteen Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & 
Seven Shillings p. Bushell on W beaten Bread Three Shillings & 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread Six pence p. Bushell on 
a Six penny White Loaf or larger White Loaves allowed for 
Charges on on (sic) White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges which is Computed as follows viz'. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 9 

Wheaten 3 - OJ 

Household 4- 12 

Six penny White Loaf I 1 - - 14 

Wheaten 1 - 2 - 2 

Household 1 - 12 - 8 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue [201.] forth a Warrant 
directed to the Constables of Boston. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 109 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forth with to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston within 
their Precincts that have an Estate of Forty shillings p. annum of 
Freehold in Land within this province or Territory at the least or 
other Estate to the Value of Forty pounds Sterling to Convene at 
Faneuil Hall upon Fryday the third day of may next at nine 
o'clock in the forenoon then and there to Elect & Depute one or 
more persons (being Freeholders and resident in the Town) 
according to the Number Set & Limited by an act of the General 
Assembly to serve for & Represent them in the Great & General 
Court or assembly appointed to be Convened held & kept for his 
Majestys Service at the Court house in Boston upon Wednesday 
the Twenty ninth day of may next ensuing and so [!2O3.] De Die 
in Diem during their Session & Sessions according to the Precept 
under the hand & Seal of Benj a . Pollard Esq r . Sheriff of the 
County of Suffolk bearing date the Twenty^ ninth day of April in 
the Eighteenth year of His Majestys Reign annoque Domini 
1745. 

In like manner requiring them to Warn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of the said Town Qualified as the Law directs 
to meet at the same time & place to Grant such Sums of money 
as may be thought needfull for the Relief of the Poor & defraying 
other necessary Charges to Receive the Reports of Several Com- 
mittees to Choose one Constable & one Clerk of the Market to Act 
upon such other matters & things as were Referred over to this 
meeting, &c. 

Voted, that the Rev d . m r . Foxcroft be desired to open the Town 
meeting with Prayer. 

[2O3.] The Select men received the following agreement and 
desire of the Several Collectors of Taxes for the year 1744 which 
is ordered here to be Recorded viz*. 
To the Gentlemen the Select men of the Town of Boston, 

Gentlemen, 

Whereas we the Subscribers Collectors of Taxes within the 
Town of Boston for the year 1744 have agreed that the whole 
Profits or Premium allowed by the Town for Collecting said Taxes 
shall be equally Divided between us notwithstanding one Collector 
may gather in more Taxes than another. 

We there fore desire of yon Gentlemen that when ever a Draft 
is made by you or the Select men for the time being on the Town 
Treasurer for the payment of said Premium it may be done in such 
a manner as that each one of us may Receive equally alike of the 
[204.] Premium that shall be allowed on the whole Sum Col- 
lected by us all as shall be given in by the Assessors, That is to 
Say each one a Sixth part, and this We Severally Promise to 
abide by Witness our hands April 29 th . 1745. 

JOHN STANIFORD 
JOSEPH WHITE 
BENJ A . EDWARDS 
WILLIAM LARRABEE 
ANDREW CUNNINGHAM 
ELIAS DUPEE 



110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a meeting of the Select men, May 1". 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

[2O5.J Mary Clark a Prisoner of "War from Cape Breton 
taken at Canso was sent to the Alms house yesterday to be taken 
Care of at Charg of the province. 

M r . John Clough is admitted into the Engine whereof John 
Brown is master in the Room of William Marshall who is very 
Sickley. 

Voted, that the Bell ringers within the Town be paid for the 
same as formerly. 

Voted, that the Bell at m r . Welsteeds meeting house be Rung 
every Week Day at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon and that the 
allowance for the same be in proportion to the other Sextons 
for Ringing. 



At a meeting of the Select men, May 8 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Salter 

[2O6.] Nicholas Tesson with his Wife from Sirranam having 
brought Considerable Effects desired Liberty to open his Shop in 
this Town and be admitted an Inhabitant and if Security be 
Required of him proposed m r . Andrew Sigourney and Phillip 
Reviere for his Bonds men. 

Voted that the said Tesson & Wife first apply to the Governour 
& Council for Leave here to Reside as the Law directs. 

M r . John Fenno being Chosen master of the Granary offered 
mess. Jeremiah Belknap William Ireland & Samuel Hill for Sure- 
tys for the faithfull Discharge of that office who were accepted by 
the Select men & a Bond was Executed accordingly. 

Voted, that m r . Nathaniel Brown Glazier, be directed to Clean 
& mend the Windows at the Town house. 

[2O7.] Voted that mess. Clark and Salter be a Committee 
to settle the acco to . of the Granary with m r . Willoughby and 
receive what is in his hands belonging to the Town and give him 
a full Discharge. 

Liberty is granted by the Select men that m. Scrivner Nurse at 
the Towns Hospital and also m r . Adams's Son who has had the 
Small pox there to go to their Several Homes they being well 
Clensed, Fresht Cloathed and been at a Separate house Thirty six 
hourers the Select men Apprehend no Danger by their being Re- 
leased. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. Ill 

At a meeting of the Select men, May 15 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Atkins 

[2O8.] The Committee appointed the 8 th . Instant to Settle 
the Acco ts . of the Granary with m r . Willoughby Reported that 
they had done the same and thereupon found the Ballance due to 
the Town To be five hundred and Twenty four pounds nineteen 
Shillings & three pence in Bills of the old tenor and that there Re- 
main'd in the Granary Two hundred and Twenty four liushells of 
Indinn Corn & Eighteen Bushclls of Rye Valued at one hundred 
and nine pounds Sixteen shillings old tenor all which was delivered 
to m r . John Fenno (who has now the Care of said Granary) on 
the Towns acco'. ns p. his Receipt on file appears. 

Voted, that the People belonging to the Countrey Towns who 
Constantly bring provisions to Faneuil Hall Market pay a Rent of 
Twenty shillings old tenor a month for each Stall so long as they 
Improve the same 

[2O9.] Voted, that unless the proprietors of the Land near 
the Fortification on the Neck agree by Wednesday next to Repair 
their Lands the Select men will then proceed to Commence a Law 
Suit against them. 

Complaint being made to the Select men that John Salmon had 
put a post &c. to hang a pair of Scales to Weigh Goods in the 
King Street & that the same is a publick Nusance. 

Voted, that the said Salmon be ordered forthwith to take the 
same down. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 12 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Nicholas Fesson is hereby Admitted an Inhabitant of this Town 
and has Liberty to Open a [21O.] Shop, he giving Security for 
himself & wife as the Law directs. 

Voted, that Capt. Steel & Capt. Atkins be a committee to Settle 
the Line between Alex r . Parkman and the Towns Land at the 
North Battery. 

At a Meeting of the Select men June 14 th . 1745. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Cap'. Steel 

Capt. Atkins 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 19 th . 1745. 

Present 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Publick Schools pursuant to 
the Vote of the Town in March last be attended on Tuesday next 
being the 25 th . of June Current. And that the following Gentle- 
men be desired to accompany the Select men [211.] In the said 
Visitation Viz'. 

The Hon. Joseph Wads worth Esq r . 
The Hon. John Osborne Esq r . 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 
The Hon. Thomas Berry Esq r . 
The Hon. John Read Esq r . 
The Hon. Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r . 
The Hon. Thomas Gushing Esq r . 
Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchiuscm Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
Thomes Hubbard Esq r . 
William Bollan Esq r . 
William Shirley Esq r . 
The Rev d . Joseph Sewall D. D. 
The Rev d . Charles Chauncey D. D. 
The Rev d . m r . William Welsteed 
The Rev d . in r . William Hooper 
The Rev d . m r . Samuel Mather 

M r . Jonathan Armitage Fifield is admitted one of the Company 
of the West Engine under the Care of m r . Ebenezer Messinger in 
the room of one of the Company who is gone to Sea. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 24 th . 1745 

Present 
m*. Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of sixteen Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, & seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings & six 
pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread & one shilling p. Bushell on 
White Bread allowed for Charges, saving only on White Bisket, 
two shillings p r . Bushell for Charges 
which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 113 

Of Penny White Loaf 9 

Wheaten 3 - 

Household 4 - 11 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 2 - 2 - 

Voted, that m r . Cooke be Moderator for the month eiisuing. 

At a Meeting of the Select men June 26 th . 1745. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 10 th . 1745. [213.] 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

Capt. Atkins 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Eighteen shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings & 
six pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, & one shilling p r . 
Bushell on White Bread, allowed for Charges saving only on 
White Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell for Charges, which is Com- 
puted as follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4 - 5 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 - - 11 - 

Mem . That on June 23 d . 1745, The Select men Quitted m r . 
Gordons house which they hired for a Well house for Persons sus- 
pected to be in danger of Infection & delivered D r . Silvester 
Gardiner the Key the same Day he to be [214.] Accountable to 
said Gordon from that time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 24 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Daniel Bragdon of York brought into this Town Sarah Battin a 
Person of no Substance, 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered, That she be warned to depart the Town as the Law 
directs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 29 th . 1745 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

M r . John Brown Master of one of the North Engines appeared 
and informed that the Engine under his Care was first brought to 
Work at the Fire at m r . Rawlings's house about [215.] Two months 
ago, and desired the Premium allowed by the Town therefore 

Ordered, That a Draft be made on the Town Treasurer for the 
same 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Eighteen shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, & one shilling p. 
Bushell on White Bread allowed for Charges which is Computed 
as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. . 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4 - 5 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf I 1 - 0-11 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 31, 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
tn r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Steel 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap'. Atkins 

William Cromby a Sadler from England in the Eltham Man of 
War, desires to be admitted an Inhabitant [5216.] and have 
Liberty to Open a Shop in a House belonging to the Hon blc . Samuel 
Waldo Esq r . in Cornhill where m r . Atkinson a Watchmaker liv'd in 
last, and he having brought with him near Two hundred Pounds 
Sterling. 

Voted, That he be Admitted an Inhabitant, and Liberty is 
granted him to Open a Shop accordingly. 

Voted, That m r . Larrabee prosecute the Owner of the House 
wherein m r . John Rachel dwells, for taking him in for a Tenant 
without giving Information thereof to the Select men as the Law 
directs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 14 th . 1745 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 115 

m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap'. Salter 

M r . William Waters the keeper of the Hospital on Rainsfords 
Island, appoaring & declining to keep the same any longer. 

Voted, That Advertisements be put in the Publick Prints for 
some suitable Person to keep the same. 

[217.] M r . After Stocldard who is Landlord to m r . John 
Rachel & who was Ordered to be prosecuted the 31 st . of July last, 
Appeared & paid a Fine of Forty shillings to Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
for his breach of Law in taking the said Rachel in as a Tenant 
without informing thereof. 

Whereas there are many Inconveniences arises in the Town 
Market by Persons bringing in their Creatures with their Feet on 
& making a N usance. 

Voted, That the Clerk of the market give Orders that all small 
Meat before it be brought into the market, have the feet Cut off & 
Quartered, & Cleared from Blood, & Brains, so that the Market 
may not be Discommoded. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug 21". 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cookc 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Cap 1 . Salter 

M r . John Rachel from Rumney Marsh, desires to be admitted an 
Inhabitant of this Town, and offered for his Bondsmen as the Law 
directs, Mess". [218.] John Staniford & Alexander Trotter, Who 
were Accepted. 

M r . Edward Gray & m r . Benjamin Landon brought a Petition of 
sundry Inhabitants of the Town, desiring the Town might be Con- 
vened as soon as may be, to be heard on the affair of Dr. Sil- 
vester Gardiners making a Hospital at the Southend of the Town. 
Whereas Complaint has been made by several Inhabitants that 
a small Schooner has been in the Bay for several Days past and 
Stopt and Molested the Coasters Fishermen and others that are 
bringing in Provisions & other necessarys for the Town, and In- 
sulted and Terrified the Persons on board such Vessells. 

Voted, That a Memorial concerning the same be presented to 
his Honour Spencer Phips Esq r . Lieutenant Governour and Com- 
mander in Chief and to the llon b:c . the Council, and the following 
Memorial was accordingly presented, Viz'. 

To the Ilon ble . Spencer Phips Esq r . Lieu 1 . Governour & com- 
mander in Chief for the time being over the Province aforesaid, 
and to the llon ble . his Majestys Council of said Province. 

[219.] The Memorial of the Subscribers, Select men of the 
Town of Boston, 

Sheweth 
That for these three or four Days past there has been and now 



116 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

is a small Schooner Cruizing in our Bay that Stops the Coasters 
Fishing Vessells and others coming with Provisions Wood and 
Necessarys for the Town (who she is your Mem , know not) and 
takes out the men on board such Vessells in what Numbers they 
please, which extraordinary proceeding has so terrified the Inhabi- 
tants of this Town that they dare not Sail out of the Harbour least 
they should be carried away by this Vessell whereby the Town 
are already greatly distressed and like to be more so in the want 
of Fuel, Provisions and other necessarys of Life, if a Stop is not 
put to this Horrid Abuse, the Inhabitants of Boston, being hereby 
oppressed to such a Degree that unless they are relieved by your 
Honours your Mem , know not what Consequences may Ensue. 

And as this matter nearest effects the Libertys of the People, 
and is (as 3'our Mem , apprehend) [22O.] a great Insult upon 
this Government they think it their Duty to lay it before your 
Honours praying you will be pleased to take the same into your 
Consideration and grant such immediate relief in the Premises as 
the Circumstances thereof require. 

And your Mem , as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c. 

SAMUEL ADAMS 

JONAS CLARKE 

THOMAS HANCOCK 

MIDDLECOTT CooKE J Select men 

JOHN STEEL 

WILLIAM SALTER 

HENRY ATKINS 
Boston Aug. 21 st . 1745. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable his Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace, and the Select men of Boston August 1745 

A Ward upon Boston Neck on the Lords Days was then ordered 

and appointed from and after the date hereof until the day of 

October next ensuing inclusive, as has been Customary heretofore, 
and a Warrant was issued accordingly, and is in the words follow- 
ing, Viz*. 

Boston ss. 

[221..'] To each and Every of the Constables of the Town of 
Greeting 

Whereas by an Act of the Great and General Court pass'd in 
the Eleventh Year of the Reign of Mis late Majesty King William 
III, Intitled an act for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is Enacted 
" That from time to time when and so often as a military Watch 
shall not be Ordered and appointed to be kept, the Justices of the 
Peace together with the Select men of each Town within this Prov- 
ince are impowered & Authorized to Direct and Order a Suitable 
Watch or Watches to be set Jiud kept &c. and also a Ward to be 
kept every Lords Days & other Days as they shall think needful 
and to appoint the Number whereof such Watch and Ward shall 
Consist, and the time for the beginning and Continuance of the 
same, & the Constable or Constables of the Town having orders 
accordingly given him or them in writing by the Justices and Select 
men are thereby impowered aud required from time to time to 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 117 

Warn such Watch & Ward respectively and to see that all Persons 
so warned by them do attend and observe their Duty in that 
regard. And Whereas the said Justices & [232.] Select men 
are informed of frequent Prophanation of the Lords Day (espec- 
ially at this season of the year) by loose vain persons Servants, 
Negroes &c. Unnecessarily Travelling or Walkiugto and fromBoston 
and Roxbury with neglect of attending on the Public Worship of 
God in either place & bringing from the neighbouring Towns Corn, 
Apples, and other Fruits of the Earth to the great Disturbance of 
the Publick Peace and Scandal of our Christian Profession. 

It is therefore Ordered by the said Justices and Select men, that 

from and after the date hereof and until the Day of October 

next ensuing inclusive, the Constables of & within the Town of 
Boston and every of them by turns do Warn & Appoint eight meet 
and sober Persons Inhabitants of the said Town, on the Lords 
Da3's to Ward on the Neck or highway between Boston & Roxbury 
at some convenient place near the Line of Defence, Four of the 
said Persons are to give their attendance there from seven o'Clock 
in the morning until half an hour after Twelve at Noon and there 
to be relieved by the other four who are there to continue upon 
Duty until the Dusk of the Evening. 

[223.] And the Constable or Constables are to take care in 
warning thereof such Ward do not consist of all or the greatest 
part Youths, but that some able Householders or other sufficient 
Persons be joined with them, and the said Constables are hereby 
enjoyned to give in Charge to such Ward to prevent and Suppress 
such Disorders, to Examine all Passengers and restrain them from 
Disporting Idle walking or Unnecessary Travel on the Lords Day. 
And if any person or persons be Rude Refractory or shall refuse 
to give a Satisfactory account of the Occasion of their Travelling, 
or otherwise misbehave themselves to take them up and carry them 
before the next Justice of the Peace or return their names to such 
Justice in order to their being Examined and proceeded against 
according lo the nature of their Offence as Prophaners of the Lords 

Day. Given under our hands and seals at Boston the Day of 

August, in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, Annoq. 
Domini 1745 

Boston Aug. 21 rt . 1745. 

Whereas the Petitions of sundry Persons for License to sell 
strong drink both as Innholders and Retailers have been presented 
to the Select men [224.] and at several Meetings by them Con- 
sidered, a List of their Names and the street where each Person 
dwells with the Actings of the Select men on said Petitions is here 
Recorded as follows, Viz'. 

Innholders Approved and Recommended, Viz*. 
William Clear Cornhill 

Robert Renken Summer Street 

Retailers, Approved & Recommended Viz'. 

Jane Ivers Back Street 

Sendell Wheeler Middle Street 

Elizabeth Wheeler Maryborough Street 



118 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 5)0. 



Hanover Street 
khip Street 
Cornhill 

Cambridge Street 
Essex Street 
Prince Street 
Hanover Street 
Clarks square 
Summer Street 
Newbury Street 
Maiiborough Street 
Hull Street 
Battery Alley 
Milk street 
Ann Street 
Dock Square 

Ann Street 
King Street 
Cambridge Street 
Middle Street 
Corn Court 
Battery March 
Bartons Point 
King Street 
Ship Street 
Ship Street 
Middle Street 
Ship Street 



At a meeting of the Select men Aug. 26 th . 1745. 

Present 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 

Capt. Steel . 

Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Eleanor Ingersoll wife of William Ingersoll in the Service of the 
Province and three Children were sent to the Alms house the 20 th . 
Instant, at the Charge of the Province. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread, at the 
Rate of Eighteen Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushel! on Wheateu Bread, three shillings & six 
ponce p. Bushell on House hold Bread, and one shilling p. Bushell 
on White Bread allowed for Charges, saving only on White Bisket, 
two shillings p. Bushell for Charges which is Computed as follows 
Viz 1 . 



Agnes Addison 
Sarah Parker 
Thomas Inches 
Margaret Hog 
Thomas Gyles 
James Devereux 
Susanna Hoskins 
Andrew Knox 
Anna Morse 
Eliz". Cunningham 
Nathaniel Wardell 
Hannah Barnard 
Lydia Parker 
] William Dinsdale 
Mary Tabb 
Peace Cazneau 
Retailers, Disallowed, Viz 4 . 
Jacob Bartlet 
Elizabeth Pitson 
Hez 1 . Blanc-hard 
Hannah Newman 
Eleazer Flagg 
John No well 
Mary m c . Herd 
Mary Sweetser 
John Rachel 
mury Jarvis 
Jon a . Neal 
Benj a . Seward 



of Penny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
House hold 
Six Penny Wheaten Loaf 



oz. dr. 

2- 5 

2 - 12 
4 - 

I 1 5. -0 - 11 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 

[227.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 28 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Voted, that no Person be allowed to make use of any Stall in 
Faneuil Hall Market, for Selling Beef till further orders of the 
Select men, & that the Clerk of the Market be directed to observe 
the same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept 1 . 4 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Atkins 

The Select men taking into Consideration the Petition of m r . 
Edward Gray & Sundry other Inhabitants of the Town desiring 
the Town might be Conven'd, to be heard on the affair of D r . 
Silvester Gardiner's making a Hospital [228.] at the Southend 
of the Town as Enter'd the 21 st . of August last 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In his Majestys Name requiring them forth with to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of said Town legally qualified 
to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Tuesday the tenth day of September 
instant, at three o'Clock in the afternoon, then and there, to con- 
sider of a Petition of a great number of the Inhabitants of said 
Town, praying that some method may be taken to prevent D r . 
Silvester Gardiner's having a Hospital House in said Town (as he 
purposes) for the Reception of Persons sick of Epidemical and 
Infections Diseases, and to Consider and Determine upon such 
other Matters & things as at the last meeting were referr'd over to 
this, also to Choose Jury men for October Court. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept r . 11 th . 1745. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

[229.] Voted, that the Several Sextons in the Town attend 
next Friday at Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept r . 13 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq T . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Upon hearing the Sextons & Grave Diggers on account of the 
prices of Burying the Dead. 

Voted, That the respective Sums following be allowed them for 
the Services hereafter mentioned, in Old Tenor Bills, Viz 4 . 
For Digging a Grave for a White Man or 

Woman at the South Burying Places - - Nine shillings 
For Ditto at the North ------- Eleven Shillings 

For Children by hand ------- Four Shillings 

For a Negro Man or Woman, at y c . South - Seven shillings 
For Ditto at the North ------- Eight shillings 

For Ditto, to twelve years of age at both 

places ----------- five shillings 

For opening a Wall Tomb ------ Twelve shillings 

For opening an old Tomb ------ Fourteen Shillings 

For Carrying the Corps of grown Persons 
and all [23O.] They do from Eleven 
o'Clock till the Return from the Grave - Seven Shillings 

(each man. 

Ordered, That one shilling for each Bell toll'd for a Funeral be 
allowed the several Sextons. 

M r . Hancock who had the Care of the Towns Tickets in the 
Province Lottery returned nine of them Blank and received thirty 
six pounds old tenor of the Committee for the other three, & paid 
the same into the Town Treasury. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sepf. 18 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Salter 

Voted, That the Papers respecting the Town and Col. Wendell 
at the South Battery be prepared, and that he be Notified that the 
Select men will meet him at the Battery on Thursday the 26 th . 
Instant, at ten o'Clock in the forenoon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept r . 25 th . 1751 (sic.) 

Present 

Sam 1 . Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[231.] M r . Harrod and others Bakers appeared, and desired 
the Assize of Bread might be altered, they being obliged to give 
nineteen shillings & six pence old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & 
Three pounds ten shillings p r . Hundred for Flour. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 121 

Rate of Twenty shillings did Tenor p. Bushell for Wheat and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, and one shilling p. 
Bushell on White Bread allowed for Charges, saving only a white 
Bisket two shilings p. Bushell for Charges, which is Computed as 
follows Viz*. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 - 

Wheaten 2 - 9 - 

Household 4 - - 

Six Penny White Loaf 13 - 9 - 

Wheaten 15 - 7 

Household I 1 . - 8 - 3 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 30 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap* Sailer 

[332.] Mem . Capt. Steel sold the North Market for Forty 
Pounds old tenor to Major Jenners of Charlestown and paid the 
money to m r . Treasurer Wadsworth as by Receipt produced dated 
the 27 th . August 1745. 

October 1 st 1745. 

M r . John Hooker hath agreed to attend all Funerals at the 
South part of the Town according to the allowances made by the 
Select men the 13 th . of September instant. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct r . 16 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap*. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

Agreed with m r . William Waters still to keep the Hospital on 
Rainsfords Island, with the addition of Twenty five Pounds old 
tenor p r . annum to his Salary, the Select men reserving to them- 
selves the Power of Improving him as a Watchman in case of 
Sickness there, or not 

Nathaniel Band (being recovered from his Illness) [233.] 
Appeared and declared his Willingness to undertake the Digging 
of Graves &c. according to the Allowances made by the Select men 
the 13 th . of September last. 

Voted. That Application be made to his Honour the Lieutenant 
Governour & Council to Stop Vessels coming from Cape Breton 
with sick Persons on board at his Majesty's Castle William until 
Examined &c. 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Accordingly the following Memorial was agreed to be presented 
Viz'. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To the Hon ble . Spencer Phips Esq r . Lieu*. Governour and Com- 
mander in chief for the time being of the Province aforesaid, and 
to the Hon ble . his Majestys Council of said Province. 
The Memorial of the Subscribers, Select men of the Town of 

Boston. 
Sheweth, 

That great Numbers of Soldiers Employ'd in the late Expedition 
against Cape Breton have been sent up from thence Sick of Fevers 
and other Distempers and many have died, that Sundry persons 
that have nursed & tended these Soldiers have also been taken ill 
of the same Fevers and died, from which your mem. [234.] 
were apprehensive that said Fevers were Infectious and Consulted 
several of the ablest Physicians in Town thereupon, who have de- 
clared that they Judge the said Fever to be very Infectious, and 
as many of the Soldiers now in this and other Towns are sick of 
this Fever, and more such its probable will be soon sent up from 
Cape Breton, your Mem 8 therefore think themselves obliged for the 
safety and Preservation of the Inhabitants of the Province to lay 
this matter before your Honours, praying that you will please to 
give orders that all Vessells that shall hereafter come from Cape 
Breton may not pass the Castle until they be Examined as to the 
Health and Circumstances they are in by some person your Hon- 
ours shall Appoint for that purpose, and that suitable places and 
persons with all things necessary may be provided for such sick as 
shall come in suid Vessells, or that your Honours will be pleased 
to take such other methods for the Safety and Preservation of the 
Inhabitants of this Province as you shall judge best. 
And your Memorialists shall ever pray &c. 

Boston, Oct r . 16 th . 1745 SELECT MEV. 

[235.] At a Meeting of the Select men. Octob r . 18 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

In Answer to the Memorial presented by the Select men to his 
Honour the Lieu'. Governour & Council respecting Soldiers com- 
ing from Cape Breton sick with Fevers &c. as Enter'd the 16 th . 
instant the following Order pass'd in Council Viz 4 . 

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston upon Fri- 
day the 18 th . of October, 1745. 

On the Memorial of the Select men, of the Town of Boston. 
In answer to this Memorial, Voted that the memorialists be de- 
sired forthwith to provide a Suitable House or Houses in some 
remote part of the Town of Boston for the reception of such Sick 
Persons as shall come in hither from Louisbourg and appoint some 
proper persons to Visit all Vessells coming in from thence, and 
upon the Memorialists being informed of any sick persons on 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 123 

board that they give Orders for their removal to such House as 
shall he provided for them as aforesaid, and all necessary care 
[236.] Be there taken of them in Order to their Recovery ; and 
that His Honour the Lieutenant Governour be desired to give Or- 
ders to the Commanding officer at Castle William to Examine 
every Vessell coming up from Louisbourg, whether they have any 
Sick on board or not, and in Case they have, that he put an officer 
on Board to prevent any Sick persons going or being carried on 
Shoar any otherwise than according to the Order of the memorial- 
ists, and that the said officer take care that such Vessel does corne 
to Anchor in the Channel and not come up to the Wharfe till the 
memorialists give Liberty. 

Copy, Examined, p. J. WILLABD, Secry. 

Upon which his Honour the Lieutenant Governour wrote the fol- 
lowing Letter to the Commanding Officer at Castle William, Viz'. 
Sir, 

You are hereby required to take Effectual Care that every Ves- 
sel coming from Cape Breton be Examined touching their Health 
before they pass the Castle, and if they dont give a plain & 
direct answer that they have no sick Persons aboard, that then you 
send an officer up to Boston with them, who must see that the 
Vessel come to Anchor in the Channel and not [237.] Come up 
to the Wharffe till they have leave from the Select men of the 
Town of Boston, and that no sick person be allowed to go ashoar 
but according to the Order of the said Selectmen. 

Oct r . 18 th . 1745 S. PHIPS 

To the Commanding officer at Castle William 

At a Meeting of the Select men Oct r . 23 d . 1745. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Ccoke 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Cap*. Salter 

M r . Ezekiel Goldthwait received of the Province Treasurer Five 
Hundred Pounds old tenor for the support of tlie sick from Cape 
Breton, which Sum he delivered to the Select men. 

Voted that the same be Deposited in the hands of m r . Middlecott 
Cooke for the use aforesaid. 

At a Meeting of the Select men October 28 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Cap*. Atkins 

[238.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread at the rate of Twenty Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and seven Shillings p. Bushell on Wheuten Bread Three 
shillings and six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread and one 



124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

shilling p. Bushell on White Bread allowed for Charges, Saving 
only on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which 
is computed as follows, viz'. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 

Wheaten 2 - 9 

Household 4 - 

Six Penny White Loaf 13 - 9 

Wheaten 15 - 7 

Household I 1 . 8 - 3 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Octob*. 30 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap*. Atkins 

Voted, That the Sextons of the several Meeting houses be di- 
rected to Ring their Bells upon the arrival of His Excellency Gov- 
ernour Shirley from Cape-Breton. 

[239.] At a Meeting of the Select men Nov r . 14 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Capt. Steel 

The Select men this day Agreed with m r . Hugh Or of Bridg- 
water for One Hundred good Fire arms with Bayonets fitted to 
each of them for the use of the Town to be delivered at Boston 
free of charge sometime in the month of June next, at Eight 
pounds fifteen shillings old tenor a peice, and took the following 
agreement in writing under his hand, Viz'. 

BOSTON, November 14 th . 1745. 

This Day I the Subscriber have and hereby do agree with 
Samuel Adams, Jonas Clarke, Thomas Hancock, Middlecott Cooke, 
John Steel, William Salter and Henry Atkins all of Boston Gent", 
and Select men of said Town to make for them One hundred 
Small Arms or Musquets with all thereto belonging and also a 
Ba3 T onet lo each Gun in good and workmanlike manner, they pay- 
ing me Eight Pounds fifteen shillings old tenor Bills for each Gun. 
And I promise to make them accordingly and deliver them [24O.] 
At Boston on or before the last day of June next, the Barrels of 
all which Guns shall be Three feet Eight inches in length, and be 
proved to the Satisfaction of said Select men, said Guns to be de- 
livered them in Boston free of any Charge. Witness my hand. 

HUGH ORB 
Witness EZEK L . GOLDTHWAIT 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745. 125 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 22 d . 1745. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

m r . Cooke 

Capt. Salter 

It being Apprehended by the Select men that the Town will be 
in great want of Fire wood the ensuing Winter by means of such 
great numbers of the Coasters that usually Imported it from the 
Eastern parts of the Province being taken up by the Government 
for the late Expedition against Cape-Breton, and as many of 'em 
are daily expected from Cape-Breton and may yet be Employed 
for fetching of Wood. Therefore Voted, That a Memorial be pre- 
sented to his Honour the [241.] Lieu'. Governour & Council 
praying their assistance herein And the following memorial was 
accordingly presented Viz'. 

Province of the Mass*. Bay. 

To His Honour Spencer Phips Esq r . Lieu'. Governour of the 
Province aforesaid, and to the Hon b:e . His Majesty's Council of 
said Province. 

The Memorial of the Subscribers, Select men of the Town of 
Boston, Sheweth, 

That a great Number of the Coasters and other Vessels that 
were almost wholly Employed in fetching Fire wood from the 
Eastward & other parts for this Town were early in the Spring 
taken up by the Government for their Service in the late Expedi- 
tion against Cape-Breton, and others of 'em that were not taken 
up continued fetching of Wood, until many of their Sailors were 
in a most arbitrary and illegal manner taken out of their Vessels 
when coming in and forccably carried aboard his Majestys Ships 
of War that lay below the Castle and there detained & carried 
away, whereby others were so terrified that at length those whose 
constant Business it was to Import Wood for the use of the Town 
wholly refused going at all, by which means there [242.] Has 
been much less quantitys of Wood brought in here lhan is usual 
by this time of the year, so that its probable the Inhabitants of 
this Town especially the poorer sort will be in great distress the 
ensuing Winter for want of Fire Wood, if their necessity's be not 
some ways supplyed, and as your Mem , took upon themselves in 
some sort Guardians of the Town the Poor especially, they think 
it their Duty at all times to EndeaA r our a relief of their wants, and 
as they apprehend that in the present Case this can't be Effected 
without your Honours Assistance your Mem , would just mention 
to your Honours that they are informed several of the aforesaid 
Vessels that are in the Service of the Government are daily Ex- 
pected here from Louisbourg in order to be Discharged, They 
would therefore desire of your Honours that before you, Discharge 
said Vessels 3'ou'l be pleased to order em to the Eastern parts, 
there to take in a freight of Wood, which will take but a short 
time as there is great Quantitys of Wood ready to be put on board 
if Vessels could be procur'd to transport it, and no hardship on 



126 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

the Coasters as they will be [243.] Well paid for what they 
bring, And as your Mem', apprehend this is the only method can 
be taken to prevent the great Difficultys and Distress the Town of 
Boston will be in soon for want of Fuel they hope your Honours 
will Concurr with it, but if your Honours could in your known 
Goodness and Compassion suggest any other method for our Re- 
lief in this matter it would greatly oblige the Town of Boston, in 
whose behalf 3~our memorialists are your Honours most obedient 
humble Serv t . 

SELECT MEN 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 25 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap 4 . Atkins 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty Shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings [244.] p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shil- 
lings & six pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, and one shil- 
ling p. Bushell on White Bread, allowed for Charges, saving only 
on White Bisket, two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
Computed as follows, Viz 1 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 

Wheaten 2 - 9 

Household 4 - 

Six penny White Loaf 13 - 9 

Wheaten 15 - 7 

Household I 1 - 8 - 3 

At a Meeting of the Select men, December 4 th . 1745 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Voted, That application be made to his Honour the Lieu'. Gov- 
ernour & Commander in chief for the time being to cause all 
Vessels coming from New York to be Stopt at his Majcstys Castle 
William, the Select men having Information by mess. Wallis and 
Vinall that the small pox is very rife there. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Decem r . 30 th . 1745 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

[245.] M r . Thomas Hancock informs that he has rec'ed of 
the Province Treasurer the sum of Six hundred and sixty six 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745-6. 127 

pounds thirteen shillings and four pence in Bills of Credit of the 
last Emission, granted by the General Court to buy Stores for the 
north Battery. 

Voted, That m r . Hancock be desired to keep the same in his 
Care until the further orders of the Selectmen. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan'rj r 16, 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Atkins 

This Day the Select men Notified mess Edmund and Josiah 
Quincy and m r . Harrison Gray now the present Occupiers or 
Tenants of Two of the Towns Warehouses on the Dock that they 
Pay Sixty six Pounds thirteen shillings and four pence old tenor 
p. annum each or Quit them after one Quarter of a year from this 
Day. 

The other Tenants in the Towns Shops on the Dock are to Pay 
Forty Pounds old tenor p. Annum for each Shop. 

[246.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17 27 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for "Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings & six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread and one shilling p. Bushell 
on White Bread allowed for Charges, saving only on White Bread 
two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is Computed as follows 
Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 

Wheaten 2 - 9 
Household 4 - 

Six Penny White Loaf 13 - 9 

Wheaten 15 - 7 

Household I 1 - 8- 3 

His Excellency Colonel Shirley desires the Liberty of Faneuil 

Hall to put in the Cloaths belonging to the Soldiers &c. of his 
Regiment at, [247.] Louisbourg, thathe'l do no Damage to said 
Hall, but deliver up the same when desired. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 , 10 th . 1745. 

Present 
ni r . Hancock 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

M r . Hancock received Two Hundred Pounds old tenor from the 
Province Treasurer, and paid the same to m r . Cooke, by order of 
the Select men, for the use of the sick Soldiers &c. returning from 
Cape-Breton, said Cooke to be accountable. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable. His Majestys Justices of the 
Peace, the Gentlemen the Select men and Overseers of the Poor, 
within the Town of Boston at Faneuil Hall, on Wednesday the 12 th . 
day of February 1745. 

Present 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace 
Sam 1 . Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Tho". Hancock 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
Cap'. William Salter 
Cap'. Henry Atkins 

Select men 
[248.] Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 

Overseer of the Poor 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then agreed upon 
to be attended on Tuesday the twenty fifth day of February cur- 
rent, at nine o'clock in the morning, if the Weather be fair, if not 
then on Friday following the twenty eighth instant. And it is also 
agreed to meet at Faneuil Hall at Five o'Clock in the Evening of 
the said Day of Visitation, to Report the state of the Town &c. 
The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz*. 

Ward, Number One 
The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
Cap*. Alexander Forsyth 
m r . Ebenezer Storer 
Cap*. Henry Atkins 
m r . Richard Buckley 
m r . Simeon Skilling, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
[249.] George Rogers Esq r . 

Capt. Nathaniel Barber 
Capt. William Larrabee 
m r . Elias Thomas, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
Joseph White Esq r . 
m r . Isaac Walker 
Capt. John Goldthwait 
m r . Isaiah Barrett, Constable 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745-6. 129 

Ward, Number Four 
William Tyler Esq r . 
Jacob Royal Esq r . 
Cap 4 . John Steel 
m r . Dauiel Pecker 
m r . Jacob Emmons, Constable 

Ward, Number Five 
The Hon. Anthony Stoddard Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
William Stoddard Esq r . 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
m r . John S tan i ford 
m r . William Story, Constable 

Ward, Number Six 
Oxenbridge Timelier Esq r . 
John Erving Esq r . 
[25O.] m r . Edward Bromfield 
m r . Etias Dupee 
m r . William Vintenon Constable 

Ward, Number Seven 
Hugh Hall Esq r . 
Nath 1 . Balston Esq r . 
Deacon John Phillips 
m r . Jacob Parker 
m r . John Helyer, Overseer of the Work house 

Ward, Number Eighth 
Joshua Winslow Esq r . 
Col. William Dowue 
Cap'. Andrew Cunnigham 
m r . Moses Deshon, Constable 

Ward, Number Nine 
Edward Winslow Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Cornelius Waldo Esq r . 
Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
m r . Willi:im Fairfield 
m r . Simon Eliot, Constable 

[251.] Ward, Number Ten 

The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 

Francis Borland Esq r . 

m r . Middlecott Cooke 

m r Nathaniel Gardner 

m r . William Bowen, Constable 

Ward, Number Eleven 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Thomas Hubbard Esq*. 

Capt. William Salter 

m r . Peter Roberts, Constable 

Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 
CoP. John Hill 
m r . Joseph Fitch 
m r . Nathan Simpson, Constable 

The Town Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of the above 
orders or Sortment accordingly. 

[252.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb ry . 19 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 

M r . Hancock informs that he received of the Province Treas- 
urer the sum of Four hundred Seventy one Pounds ten shillings 
and four pence old tenor for Discharge of the Province acco'. in 
the Alms house, inspecting Boarding the French Prisoners, and 
paid that Sum to the Town Treasurer, for which he produced his 
Receipt. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 20 th , 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
(Blank) 

Voted, That mess. Aaron Boardman, Tin plate- worker and 
Henry Price Taylor, be accepted as further Security for m r . John 
Stanifords [253.] Collecting the Tax for the Year 1745, and that 
Certificates be given to the assessors that sufficient security is 
given for, and that the Books may be delivered to the several 
Collectors for the present Year. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 24, 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and seven shillings p. 
Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings & six pence p. Bushell 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1745-6. 131 

on Household Bread and one shilling p. Bnshell on White Bread, 
allowed for Charges, Saving only on White Bisket two shillings p. 
Bushell for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

ox. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 

Whcatcn 2-9 

House hold ------ 4 

Six penny White Loaf - - - - 13-9 

Wheaten 15-7 

Household - - - - I 1 . - 8 - 3 

[254.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 26 th . 1745. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Salter 
Capt. Atkins 

The several Collectors having signed an Agreement dated, Feb. 
25. 1745. that they will Divide the Premium for Collecting the 
Taxes for the said year equally between them desire the same may 
be lodged with the Select men, and to be by them kept for the 
End aforesaid. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to warn all the 
Free holders and other Inhabitants of said Town, duly Qualified 
rated at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the Poll) 
to Convene at Faneuil Hall the tenth of March next at nine o'Clock 
in the fore noon, then and there to nominate & choose meet per- 
sons to serve the Town the year [55.] Ensuing, as Select men, 
Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Firewards, Constables and 
other necessary officers as the Law directs, to grant such Sums of 
money as shall be judged needful for the Relief of the Poor, and 
defreying other necessary Charges, to receive the Reports of 
several Committees, to Act upon the List of Jury men ; to take 
some method for the better Regulation of Funerals, and also for 
preventing the great Fraud that is frequently committed in the Sale 
of Hoops in Town, and to Choose Jury men for April Court. 

To Agree upon, Conclude & Finish such other matters and 
things as were under Consideration at former meetings, & Con- 
tinued to be further Debated at this, and also such other matters 
as may be proper for their Consideration at this Meeting. 

Also requiring them to Warn the Free holders to Convene at the 
same time and place to give in their Votes for a Register of Deeds 
and Conveyances for the County of Suffolk. 

[256.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March 19 th . 1745 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



132 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Capt. Sailer 
Capt. Atkins 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 

M r . Golcltliwait informed the Select men that the Hon ble . the 
Judges of the Superiour Court desired the Liberty of Fanetiil Hall 
to try the Prisoners in on Friday next. 

Voted That Liberty be accordingly granted they putting in re- 
pair any thing that may be broke or Damaged in the said Hall. 

Voted, That m r . Samuel Sprague be appointed Master and have 
the Charge of the Engine at the Westerly part of the Town of m r . 
Ebenezer Messinger. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 20 th . 1745. 

The Assessors having desired the advice of the Select men re- 
lating to a Citation which they [257.] have received from the 
Great and General Court for their taxing several Butchers of other 
Towns for carrying on and doing Business in this Town. 

Voted, that the Assessors be directed to procure a Councellor 
in the Law, to draw up an answer to the said Citation, and to 
depend the same before the great and General Court on Friday the 
21 $t . instant. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 2l rt . 1745. 

M r . Hugh Orr this Day delivered to the Select men Twenty small 
Arms & Bayonets, in part of the One hundred Contracted for with 
him for the use of the Town of Boston and the Select men drew 
an order on m r . Thomas Hancock to Pay him One hundred & 
Seventy five Pounds old tenor for the same out of the money de- 
posited in his hands for that use. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 25, 1746 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq*. 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

[258.] Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant 
directed to the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name Re- 
quiring them forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of said Town duly Qualified Rateable at Twenty 
Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (beside the Poll) to Convene at 
Faneuil Hall on Monday the thirty first day of March instant, at 
nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to Choose Collectors 
of Taxes for the year ensuing, & determine what Premium shall 
be allowed them ; to choose Auditors of the accompts of the Town 
Treasurer and Overseers of the Poor, a Committee to View the 
Wooden Shops on the north side of Faneuil Hnll Market belonging 
to the Town, & Report the Circumstances of the same, and what 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 133 

repairs are wanting; to Grant such Sums of money as ma}' be 
thought needful for relief of the Poor, and defraying other neces- 
sary Charges ; to receive the Reports of the Towns Committees on 
several affairs, to Consider of the Petition of John Osbornc Esq r . 
and other Gentlemen relating to the Pavement at the lower end 
of Milk [259.] Street; The Petition of James Allen Esq r . for 
Liberty to move his Gap at the Out Wharves the wedth thereof 
Northward ; The Petition of m r . John Stamford that the Assessors 
for this year may be Impowered to make an abatement of some 
Former Taxes committed to him to Collect ; of some method for 
better Fortifying the Town, Repairing the South Battery and Pur-- 
chasing Stores Timber and Hulks for the Defence of the Town; 
of a Motion of the Overseers of the Poor that some proper House 
may be provided for Distracted Persons, of several Inhabitants 
for Disposing of Fox hill in the Common for the Interest of the 
Town, of the Assessors relating to their making abatments of 
Taxes, of the Collectors respecting their allowance ; of Gillam 
Phillips Esq r . for Widening Pudding Lane ; To Petition the 
General Court to Erect another Powder-house ; To appoint a 
Committee to Visit the Schools, and also a Committee to Audit 
the accounts relating to the Battery s, to take some method to 
prevent Negroes keeping Hogs, and to chose such officers as are 
wanting in the room of those that were Chose the last meeting & 
refuse to [26O.] Serve to Agree upon, Conclude & Finish such 
other matters and things as were under Consideration at former 
meetings, & Continued to be further Debated at this Meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 26 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 
Abicl Walley Esq r . 

Voted, That the Marsh and Upland belonging to the Town on 
the Easterly side of Boston Neck formerly Leased to Col. Lamb 
be advertis'd to be Leased to the highest bidder on Wednesday 
the sixteenth day of April next, for a Term of years as may then 
be agreed upon by the Select men at Faneuil Hall. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 2 d . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Capt. Steel 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize [261.] of 
Bread as the same is now Stated for Direction to the Bakers and 
Clerks of the Market being as follows Viz 1 . 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12 

Household 4 - 5 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Six Penny White Loaf 15 - - 

Whoateu 1-0-11 

Household 1-9-14 

Computed at Eighteen shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and Six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread and one shilling p. Bushell 
on White Bread allowed for Charges, and the several Bakers 
within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake 
for Sale with the first Letter of their Christian names, and with 
the first and last Letters of their Sirnames, and the Clerks of the 
Market are Directed to make allowance for Bisket well Baked. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 16 th . 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

Cap'. S alter 

Cap'. Atkins 

[262,] Ordered, That m r . Samuel Sprague have the Charge 
of the Engine kept at the Westerly part of the Town, and he is 
allowed Eleven Men besides himself, Viz'. 

Samuel Sprague 

Ebeuczer Messinger 

Daniel Ballard 

John Browne 

Jabez Searl 

Joseph Badger 

Brignell Odell 

Stephen Morino 

John Ricks 

Peter Cumber 

Eben r . Messinger Jun r . 

Bcnj a . Hatch 

And in case there should happen any Difference at any time 
among them that they should want to put out or take in a man, 
the said Samuel Sprague that has the Charge of the Engine shall 
give an account of the same to the Select men for their allowance 
and orders for their proceeding, and at any time if a Fire should 
break out, the said Sprague is Ordered to Improve the said Engine 
where he thinks he may do the most Service and to take care that 
at no time the Doors of the Engine house be obstructed by Snow 
&c. & to work the said Engine, once every month from the first 
of April to the first of October [263.] And to see that the Engine 
and Pails be kept in good order, and when at any time it shall 
happen that any thing is out of order or wanting for the said 
Engine they apply directly to the Select men for their Direction in 
the affair. And that at all times they bring with them an Axe 
and Fire-hook and commit the same to the charge of two of their 
Company, who shall be appointed to manage the same by the 
Select men, and in Case either the Hook or Axe be not brought 
they are not to be Entitled to the Bounty of Five Pounds old 
tenor as by the Towns Vote. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 135 

And for their Charge and Diligence in the same, the Inhabitants 

of the Town at their Meeting the day of March 174 have 

by a Vote free'd them from all other offices in the Town, and also 
Granted a Premium of Five Pounds old tenor to be paid out of 
the Town Treasury to the Engine that shall be first brought to 
work at a House or other Building that shall be on Fire. 

[264.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 23 d . 1746. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

Capt. Steel 

Capt. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq T . 

The Select men this Day let to Col. John Hill and m r . Stephen 
Minot, the Land & Marsh on the Easterly side of Boston Neck, 
that was formerly Leased to Col. Lamb, for the term of Seven 
years at Thirty five Pounds old tenor p. annum, they laying upon 
the upland the fifth Year of the Lease not less than Thirty Loads 
of Dung and Plant a Row of Trees ever other an Elm and a Button 
at the same Distance from each other with the Trees already 
Planted on the Neck, and to leave the Trees in good and flourish- 
ing Condition and the fences in repair. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 28 th . 1746. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

m r . Hancock 

Cap*. Salter 

Cap 4 . Atkins 

Abiel Walley Esq T . 

[265.] Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread at the rate of Eighteen shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three 
shillings & six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread and one 
shilling p. Bushell on White Bread allowed for Chai-ges saving only 
on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, whi^h is 
Computed as follows, Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 5 

Wheaten 2 - 12 J 

House hold 4 - 5 

Six Penny White Loaf 15 - 

Wheaten I 1 - - 11 

House hold 1 - 9 - 14 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 7 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Hancock 

Cap'. Steel 

Cap 1 . Salter 

Cap*. Atkins 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

[266.] Ordered, that the Town Clerk issutj forth a Warrant 
directed to the Constables of Boston, In His Majcstys Name re- 
quiring them forthvvitli to Warn all tho Freeholders & other Inhab- 
itants of the said Town (within their Precincts) that have an 
Estate of Forty shillings p. Annum of Free hold in Land within 
this Province or Territory at the least or other Estate to t'.ie Value 
of Forty Pounds Sterling to Convene at Faneuil Hall upon Wednes- 
day the fourteenth of May instant at nine o'clock in the forenoon 
then and there to Elect and Depute one or more persons (being 
Free holders & resident in the Town) according to the Number set 
and Limited by an Act of the General assembly, to Serve for & 
Represent them in a Great and General Court or Assembly, ap- 
pointed to be Couven'd held &kept for his Majesty a Service at the 
Court house, in Boston upon Wednesday the twenty eighth day of 
May aforesaid and so [267.] De Die in Diem during their Ses- 
sion and Sessous, according to a Warrant under the hand and seal 
of Benjamin Pollard Esq r . Sherriff of the County of Suffolk, being 
dated the twenty ninth day of April, In the nineteenth Year of 
His Majestys Reign, Annoq. Dora. 174G. 

And alike requiring them to Warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of said Town qualified as the Law directs to meet at 
the same time and place to consider of a Petition of m r . John 
Lovel for nn addition to his Salary, the Petition of Sundry Inhab- 
itants for shutting up Faneuil Hall Market and appropriating it to 
some other use, the Pet r ". of several others that the head of the 
Town Dock maybe flll'd up and a street laid out from Union street 
to the said Market to appoint a Committee to purchase Stores for 
the North Battery with the moneys now in the Select men's hands 
for that purpose, & to get the Gun Carriages made that were Voted 
last Town Meeting, to fill up the [268.] Vacancy Behind the 
Wharffe at the South Battery and make a, Glacis against the Sconce, 
to make application to the General Court that the Town may be 
releived as to their proportion of the Publick Taxes, To lease or 
otherwise Improve the Engine erected for weighing of Hay at the 
South part of the Town as shall be most beneficial, ra r . Wardeils 
Term in it expiring the sixteenth Inst;int; To consider of some 
effectual method to prevent the pernicious practice of forestalling 
theMaiket; To receive the Report of tlie Towns Committees on 
several affairs, and to act upon all such matters and things as 
stand refcrr'd over to said meeting. 

Voted, that the Rev d . m r . Hooper be desired to open the Town 
Meeting on Wednesday the fourteenth instant with Prayer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 12. 174G. 

The Select men this Day received of m r . Hu-jh Orr Twenty 
more small Arms & Bayonets [269.] (from N. 21 to 40) 
of the One Hundred Contracted for with him for the use of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 137 

the Town of Boston, as by his agreement the 14 th . day of Novem- 
ber last, 

The Select men drew an Order on m r . Thomas Hancock to Pay 
him One hundred and Seventy-six pounds ten shillings old tenor 
for the same (it being Eight Pounds sixteen shillings and six pence 
each) out of the money deposited in his hands for that use. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 17 th . 1746. 

M r . Hancock this Day paid into the hands of m r . Treasurer 
Wadsworth (according to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting 
the 14 th . instant) the money which was in his hands and which he 
received by order of the General Court for Purchasing Stores &c. 
for the North Battery being Six hundred and Sixty-six Pounds 
thirteen shillings and four pence New Tenor and m r . Hancock pro- 
duced a Receipt from the Treasurer for said Sum. 

[27O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 26 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Capt. Steel 

Voted, That the Sum of One hundred & ninety eight pounds, 
four Shillings and six pence old tenor be paid out of the Town 
Treasury to each of the Four Collectors of Taxes, Viz'. 

Joseph White Esq r . Capt. Benjamin Edwards, Deacon William 
Larrabee and Cap'. Andrew Cunningham, for Collecting the Taxes 
for the year 1744, being in full for the said Service, and that Drafts 
be made on the Town Treasurer accordingly. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Seventeen shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheateu Bread Three shillings & six 
pence p. Bushell one Household Bread, and one shilling p. Bushell 
[271.] On White Bread, allowed for Charges saving only on 
White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is Com- 
puted as follows Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 2 - 7 

Wheaten 2-14 

Household 4 - 8 

Six Penny White Loaf - 

Wheaten I 1 - 1 - 4 

Household 1 - 11 - 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 30 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
M r . Hancock 
Cap'. Steel 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap'. Atkins 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Samuel Adams Esq r . delivered a Precept which he had received 
for the Choice of one Representative in the room of the Hou ble . 
Andrew Oliver Esq r . who is chosen one of his Majestys Council 
therefore. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a [272.] Warrant 
directed to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name Requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the said Town (within their 
Precincts) that have an Estate of Forty shillings p. Annum of 
Free hold in Land within this Province or Territory at the least, 
or other Estate to the Value of Forty Pounds Sterling ; to Convene 
at Faneuil Hall upon Wednesday the fourth of June next, at nine 
o'Clock in the Forenoon, then and there to Elect and Depute a 
Person (being a Free holder and resident in the Town) to serve 
for and Represent them (if they see cause) in the Great and 
General Court or Assembly now ConvenM held and kept for his 
Majestys Service at the Court house in the Room of the Hon b!o . 
Andrew Oliver Esq r . who is chosen one of his Majestys Council, 
and to attend his Majestys Service in saitl Court at or before the 
fifth day of June next, and so De Die in Diem during the Session 
and Sessions [273.] of said Court, according to a Precept under 
the Hand and Seal of the Hon ble . Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 
Speaker of the Honourable House of Representatives. 

And alike requiring them to Warn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of said Town qualified as the Law directs to 
meet at the same time and place to receive the Report of the 
Towns committees on several Affairs, and to act upon all such 
other matters and things as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

N.B. The Select men propose to close the Poll for the Choice of 
a Representative at Twelve o'Clock. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 18 th . 1746. 
Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq*. 

m r . Hancock 

Capt. Steel 

Cap 1 . Salter 

Cap'. Atkins 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this Town, 
pursuant to the Vote and Order [274.] of the Inhabitants at 
their Meeting the fourteenth of May last, be attended on Wednes- 
day the Twenty-fifth day of June Current, and that the following 
Gentlemen be desired to accompany the Select men in the said 
Visitation, Viz'. 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 

The Hon. Joseph Wadsworth Esq r . 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

The Hon. John Wheelwright Esq r . 

The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

William Tyler Esq r . 
The Gent n . the Repr. of the Town of Boston 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 139 

The Rev d . m r . Thomas Prince 

The Rev d . m r . Thomas Foxcroft 

The Rev d . m r . Ellis Gray 

The Rev d . m r . Andrew Eliot 

The Eev d . m r . Samuel Cooper 

Col. John Hill 

Josiah Cheever Esq r . 

Daniel Henchman Esq r . 

Francis Borland Esq r . 

m r . Middlecott Cooke 
[275.] m r . Edmund Quincy 

m r . Edward Bromfield 

Col. William Downe 

M r . Thomas Greene 

Capt. John Wendell 

m r . Thomas Oxnarcl 

Ordered, That m r . Savell give seasonable notice to the several 
Gentlemen of this appointment, and that they be desired to meet 
at Faneuil Hall at nine o'Clock in the Morning of said Day, and 
that he acquaint the several Schoolmasters therewith 

Voted, That there be a Dinner provided for Thirty Gentlemen 
on the Day for Visiting the Schools, and that m r . Hancock be 
desired to see the same provided. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 25 th . 174G. 
The Select men according to appointment, this Day Visited the 
Publick Schools in this Town accompanied by the following 
Gentlemen Viz'. 

The Hon. Edward Hntchinson Esq r . 
[376.] The Hon. Joseph Wadsworth Esq r . 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
William Tyler Esq r . 
Col. John Hill 

The Gentlemen the Representatives of the Town of Boston. 
The Rev d . m r . Thomas Prince 
m r . Thomas Foxcroft 
m r . Ellis Gray 
m r . Andrew Eliot 
m r . Samuel Cooper 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq*. 
Francis Borland Esq r . 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
m r . Edmund Quincy 
m r . Edward Bromfield 
Col. William Downe 
m r . Thomas Greene 
Cap'. John Wendell & 
m r . Thomns Oxnard 

[277.] And found the South Grammer School wherein were 
One Hundred & Nine Scholars in very good Order, the South 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Writing School in the Common consisting of Two Hundred and 
Fort}" Scholars in like good Order, the Writing School in Queen 
street of Sixty One Scholars, in good Order, the North Grammer 
School of Thirty five Scholars in good Older, and the North Writ- 
ing School wherein were Five Hundred and Fifty Scholars in very 
good Order. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 30 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap*. Salter 
Cap'. Atkins 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the rate of Twenty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings [278.] p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three 
shillings and six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread and six 
pence p. Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz- dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2 - 1 

Wheaten 2 - 9 

Household 4 - - 

Six Penny White Loaf 13- 9 

Wheaten 15 - 7 

Household I 1 . 8 - 3 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 23 d . 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap'. Steel 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Col. William Downe desires the Select men would lend him, 
Thirty of the Towns small [279.] Arras to Guard the Prisoners 
to the place of Execution Voted that the same be granted, he 
returning them again in good Order. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 28 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Cap'. Steel 
Cap'. Salter 

Voted, That mess. Andrews & Bugbee be Employed to fill up 
round the Sconce at the South Battery, with Dirt from the Topi 
of Fort Hill. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of Twenty two shillings p. Bushell for Wheat and seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, and six pence p. Bushell on 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 141 

a six Penny "White Loaf, or larger white [28O.] Loaves allowed 
for Charges and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 13 

Wheaten 2 - 6 

Household 3-10 

Six Penny White Loaf 12 - 6 

Wheaten 14 - 6 

Household I 1 5-12 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 8 *. 25 th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esqr. 

M r Hancock 

Cap* Steel 

Cap 1 Salter 

Cap* Atkins 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the rate of Twenty four shillings p Bushell (old tenor) for Wheat 
and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread. [281.] Three 
shillings and six pence pr. Bushell on Household Bread, and six 
pence p r . Bushell on a six penny White Loaf, or larger White 
Loaves allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p 
Bushell for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 12 

Wheaten 2 - 3| 

Household 3 - 8 

Six Penny White Loaf 11 - C 

Wheaten 13 - G 

Household I 1 5 - 2 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace, and the Select men of Boston, August 26 th . 1746. 

A Ward upon the Neck upon the Lords Days was then Ordered 

& Appointed from and after the date hereof until the day of 

October next ensuing inclusive, as has been Customary heretofore, 
and a Warrant was issued accordingly, and is [282.] In the 
Words following, Viz'. 

Boston ss. To each and every of the Constables of the Town of 
Boston Greeting 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & General Court pass'd in the 
Eleventh Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King William III, 
Intitled an act for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is Enacted 
" that from time to time when and so often as a Military Watch 
shall not be Ordered and appointed to be kept, the Justices of the 
peace, together with the Select men of each Town within this 
Province are Impowerecl & Authorized to Direct and Order a suit- 
able Watch or Watches to be set up and kept &c. and also a Ward 
to be kept every Lords Day and other Days as they shall think 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

needful and to appoint the number whereof such Watch & Ward 
shall consist, and the time for the beginning and Continuance of 
the same, & the Constable or Constables of the Town having orders 
accordingly given him or them in Writing [283.] by the Justices 
and Select men, are there by Impowered and required from time to 
time to Warn such Watch & Ward respectively and to see that all 
Persons so warned by them do attend and observe their Duly in 
that Regard." And Whereas the said Justices and Select men 
are informed of frequent Prophanation of the Lords Day (especially 
at this season of the Year) by loose vain Persons, Servants, Negroes 
&c. Unnecessarily travelling or walking to and from Boston & Rox- 
bury with neglect of attending on the Publick Worship of God in 
either place & bringing from the neighbouring Towns, Corn, Apples 
and other Fruits of the Earth to the great Disturbance of the Pub- 
lick Peace & Scandal of our Christian Profession It is therefore 
Ordered by the said Justices and Selectmen that from and after 
the date hereof, & until tho Day of October next ensuing in- 
clusive the Constables of and within the Town of Boston and every 
of them by turns do Warn [284.] And appoint Eight meet and 
Sober Persons, Inhabitants of the said Town, on the Lords Days 
to Warn on the Neck or highway between Boston and Roxbury at 
some convenient place near the Line of Defence, Four of the said 
Persons are to give their attendance there from seven o'Clock in the 
morning until half an hour after twelve at noon and there to be re- 
leived by the other Four who are there to continue upon Duty until 
the Dusk of the Evening. 

And the Constable or Constables are to take Care in warning 
thereof that such Ward do not consist of all or the greatest part 
Youths, but that some able Householders or other sufficient Persons 
be enjoyn'd with them and the said Constables are hereby enjoyned 
to give in charge to such Ward to prevent & suppress such Disor- 
ders, to Examine all Passengers and restrain them from disporting, 
Idle walking or unnecessary Travel on the Lords Day, and if any 
person or persons be [285.] Rude, Refractory or shall refuse to 
give a satisfactory account of the occasion of their Travelling, or 
otherwise misbehave themselves to take them up and carry them 
before the next Justice of the Peace, or return their names to such 
Justice in order to their being Examined and proceeded against 
according to the nature of their offence as Prophaners of the Lords 
day, Given under our hands & seals at Boston the 26 th . Day of 
August, in the Twentieth year of His majesty s Reign, Aunoq 
Domini, 1746 

Boston, Aug". 25 th . 1746. 

Whereas the Petitions of sundry persons for License to Sell 
strong Drink both as Innholders and Retailers have been Presented 
to the Select men and at several meetings by them Considered. A 
List of their Names & the street where each Person dwells with 
the actings of the Select men on said Petitions is here Recorded as 
follows, Viz'. 

[386.] Innholders Approved & Recommended, Viz 1 . 
Sarah Renken Summer Street 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 



143 



Ralph Mayer 
Lois Brown 
Jacob Pound 
Jacob Sheaffe 
Timothy Breed 
Peace Casno 
Jonas Leonard 



Lynn Street 

Prince Street 

Last house at Long Wharffe 

Common Street 

Charter Street 

Dock Square 

Newbury Street 



Retailers Approved & Recommended, Viz 1 . 



Ellin Coker 
Sarah Kimball 
Jane Kimball 
Philip Masters 
Thomas Fillebrown 
Katharine Harratt 
Elizabeth Marshall 
Sarah Pines 
Katharine Lorkin 
Ester Hill 
Elizabeth Rand 
Maiy Lowden 
[287.] Mary Butler 

Deborah Hgward 
Elizabeth Grover 
Hannah Hovey 
Mary Serrage 
Beuj a . Russell 
Edward Sack 
David Mason 
John Simpson 
Ann Griffin 
Christ . Pate 
Gabriel Hebert 
James Barnard 
Mary Burt 
Jabez Tuttle 
Jane Evans 



King Street 

Sudbury Street 

Cambridge Street. 

Cow Lane 

at Distill house, W. p l . of Bat. 

Orange Street 

Mackeril Lane 

Leverets Lane 

Marlboro' Street 

Sudbury Street 
Windmill point 
Brattle Street 
Back Street 
Fish Street 
Orange Street 
Newbury Street 
Queen Street 
Prince Street 
Wings Lane 
Hanover Street 
Hanover Street 
Brattle Street 
Common Street 
Prince Street 
Lynn Street 
Lynn Street 
Milk Street 



Retailer of Beer, Ale, Cyder &c. Approved & Recommended, 
Viz 1 . 

Daniel Merrett Prince Street 



Retailers, Disallowed, Viz'. 
Mary Gould 
Robert Ford 

[288.] Mary Ledyard 
John Jenkins 
Martha Bridge 
Katharine Salter 
Richard Knox 
Thomas Stobart 
Cornelius Campbell 



Back Street 
Fish Street 
Purchase Street 
Paddys Alley 
Newbury Street 
Newbury Street 
Prince Street 
Cambridge Street 
Cold Lane 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Elizabeth Ruby Clarks square 

James Packenet Purchase Street 

Thomas Eyres Fish Street 

Susanna Fisk Hanover Street 

Sampson Sheaffe Union Street 

Mary Pasmore King Street 

Elizabeth Smith Purchase Street 

Benjamin Wheeler Newbury Street 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept r . l ft . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq'. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 1 . Steel 
Cap*. Salter 
Cap*. Atkins 

The Select men desired the Assessors would [289.] Attend 
them in their Chamber, which they did accordingly, And then 
they desired the Assessors would forthwith take a List of the In- 
habitants in order to make out the Taxes for the year 1746. 
which they agreed to do as soon as possible. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep*. 10 th . 1746. 

Present 
m r . Hancock 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap*. Atkins 
Abiel Walley Esq'. 

Mr. Henry Lloyd appeared and desired, that as the Lease of 
Deer Island is now near expired, that he may have the Preference 
of a New Lease for the said Island, as the same is now in 
Possession. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept'. 17 th . 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock, 
Abicl "VValley Esq'. 

[29O.] Mr. Thomas Murfey appeared and offered to take 
Care of the Province Hospital at Rainsfords Island. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept'. 21'*. 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq' 
Jonas Clarke Esq'. 
m'. Hancock 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap*. Salter 
Cap*. Atkins 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 145 

Upon the Petition of the Hon bl . John Osborne Esq r . and sun- 
dry other Gentlemen Inhabitants of this Town, informing that this 
Government have certain Intelligence that a large Squadron of 
French Ships are on the Coasts of Nova Scotia, which may make 
an attempt upon the Town of Boston, desiring that a Town Meet- 
ing may be called without delay to Consult what may be done for 
the Defence [291.] & Safety of the Town, Therefore 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name, Requiring them 
forthwith to Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of 
the said Town duly Qualified, Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate 
to a single Rate (Besides the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on 
Monday the twenty second day of September instant, at nine 
o'Clock in the forenoon, then nnd there to Consult what may be 
done for the Defence and Safety of the Town by repairing the 
present Fortifications, or Erecting an}- others or doing whatever 
else may be thought necessary, and to raise such sums of moue}', 
as may ba wanted for effecting the same. 

Voted, That the Rev d . Dr. Sewall be desired to open the Town 
Meeting with Prayer, & that Jonas Clarke Esq r . be desired to 
Acquaint him there with. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep 4 . 29 th . 1746 - 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 1 . Salter 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty four shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, & 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and 
six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, and Six pence p r . 
Bushell on a Six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

ox. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 1- 12 

Wheaten ........ 2 - 3 

House hold ....... 3 - 8| 

Of Six penny White Loaf ...... 11-6 

Wheaten 13 - 6 

House hold I 1 - 5-2 

[293.] At a Meeting of the Select men, October 8 th . 1746 - 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap'. Steel 
Cap*. Salter 
Cap*. Atkins 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 

M r . William Waters being present, Declared that he would 
leave the Hospital at Rainsfords Island & take no further Care 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

thereof The Select men desired him to take an account of what 
beds &c. were there belonging to the Province, and send them an 
Inventory thereof m r . Waters's Salary for keeping the said 
Hospital from the Twenty first of June 1745. to this time is One 
Year, three Months, and three Quarters of a Month, amounting to 
'ninety eight pounds eight shillings and eight pence old tenor, due 
from the Province, which was allowed him, and the same Ordered 
to be charg'd to the Province Acco'. now to be Carried in. 

[294.] Mr. Thomas Murfey Appeared & propos'd to go down 
& take charge of the Hospital at Eainsfords Island in the room of 
m r . Waters 

The Select men Agreed with him for the same, and to allow 
him One Hundred pounds old tenor, p r . Annum, at the Province 
Charge. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 15 th . 174G 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 1 . Atkins 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Voted, That an Advertisement be put into the Publick, offering 
a Raward of ten pounds old tenor to any person who will inform 
the Select men of making Spoil on the Trees in the Common, so 
as to bring the Offenders to Conviction 

Voted, that mess. Steel & Walley be desired immediately to 
apply to the Mill Owners to see that the Mill Bridge be suitably 
repaired. 

[395.] Ordered, that the Town Cleric post up an Assize of 
Bread at the Rate of Twenty six Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and seven shillings p. Bushell on \Yheateu Bread, Three 
shillings & six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, & six pence 
p. Bushell on a sixpenny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 10 

Wheaten 2 - 

House hold 3 - OJ 

Six Penny White Loaf 10-8 

Wheaten 12 - 

Household I 1 - 2 - 3 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 5 th . 1746 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Cap*. Atkins 

[296.] Voted, That the Wooden Shops belonging to the 
Town on the Dock near Fancuil Hall be let at Forty Pounds old 
tenor p. annum for each Shop, and that the Brick Shop now in 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746. 147 

the occupation of m r . Samuel Butler be let for Sixty Pounds 
okl tenor p. annum, and that the present Tenants be notified there- 
of, and they arc to give their answer on Friday next at three 
o'Clock in the afternoon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 12 th . 174G. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap 1 . Atkins 
Abiel Wallcy Esq r . 

Voted, That Samuel Adams & Jonas Clarke Esq". be desired 
in the name of the Select men to write lo m r . Hugh Orr of Bridg- 
water to make One Hundred and Fifteen more [297.] Small 
arms thnt they will Pay him Eleven pounds old tenor for each, 
compicat with Bayonet and Scabbord delivered free from Charge 
at Boston, and that he be desired to go to work, and finish them 
out of hand. 

Voted, That Mess. Clarke & Salter be desired forth with to 
look out for a place at the Entrance of the Town to Erect a New 
Engine for the weighing of Hav, & Report thereon as soon as may 
be. . 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 19 th . 174G 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 1 . Steel 

Ordered That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Bate of Twenty seven Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings & 
Six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread & Six pence [298.] p. 
Bushell on a Six penny White Loaf or large white Loaves allowed 
for Charges And on White Bis'iet two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 
Of Penny White Loaf 
Wheat en 
Household 

Six Penny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
House hold 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 2G th . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq*. 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Steel 
Cap*. Salter 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Kate of Twenty eight Shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and seven 



148 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

shillings p. Bushcll on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and six 
pence p. Bushell on [299.] Household Bread, and six pence p r . 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed 
for Charges, and on white Bisket, two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 8 

Wheaten 1 - 1,3 

House hold 2 - 10 

Six Penny White Loaf 9-12 

Wheaten 10 - 14 

House hold I 1 . - 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Decem*. 3 d . 1746. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap*. Salter 
Cap'. Atkins 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Mem . Jonas Clarke Esq r . & m r . Thomas [3OO.] Hancock 
signed a Certificate to m 18 . Hannah Dyre, keeper of the Alms 
house, of the following Persons being sent there on the Province 
Charge (unless it can be procur'd from the Masters of the Vessells 
that brought them or some other way), Viz*. John Cooke, Mor- 
decai Moore, Elizabeth Tanner, and Elizabeth White all children 
from Cape Breton, Orphans & sent to the Alms house the 17 th . of 
November last. 

Ann Bradley & a Child at her Breast sent Nov r . 26 th . 

Eleanor Edwards, Ditto sent - - 29 th 

Rebecca Clark & Eliz a . Jones, Sick & Weak - 30 th 

Joanna Kelly & three Children, of nine months, three and six 

years old, Sent this Day. 

Voted, That m r . Soloman Kneeland pay the Rent of the Towns 
Land at the South End, at the Rate of Four Pounds old tenor p r . 
annum until the Engine was plac'd on the said Land, and from 
that time forward he pay only at the Rate of Twenty shillings old 
tenor p r . annum 

Voted, that M r . Isaac Peirce be Dismiss'd from [3O1.] the Care 
of the North Burying place, and 

Voted, That m r . David Lenox be appointed to have the Care of 
the said Burying place in the room of m r . Peirce, he conforming to 
the Directions and Orders of the Select men, and receiving such 
Fees only as shall be by them Stated from time to time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Decem 1 ". 10 th . 174G. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746-7. 149 

Cap*. Steel 

Cap'. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Voted, That the Province Law relating to the Importing of Pas- 
sengers into this Province be strictly Observed. And that m r . 
Russell the Impost Officer be desired to return the Circumstances 
of Passengers as the Law directs. 



[3O2.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 29 th . 1746. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Cap'. Steel 

Cap'. Salter 

Cap'. Atkins 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty six shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, & 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread and six pence p r . 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed 
for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. d. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 10| - 6 

" Wheaten 2 - 

Household 3 - 

White Loaf 10 - 8 

Wheaten 12 

House hold I 1 . - 2 - 3 



[3O3.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17 . 7 th . 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap*. Salter 
Cap'. Atkins 

Whereas m r . Hugh Orr hath agreed with the Select men to 
deliver them One hundred & fifteen small Arms Compleat with 
Bayonets & Scabboards, Therefore, 

Voted, That there be Advanced to him the sum of Three Hun- 
dred Pounds old tenor to Enable him to forward the work and that 
m r . Hancock be desired to Let him have that Sum out of the 
money deposited in his hands for purchasing of small arms, upon 
his giving Bond for the same with m r . William Torrey as Security. 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty eight shillings old Tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, 
and seven shillings p. Bushell p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread 
[3O4.] Three shillings and six pence p. Bushell on House hold 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Bread, six pence p. Bnshell on a six penny white Loaf, or larger 
white Loaves allowed for Charges, which is Computed as follows, 
Viz 4 . 

oz. Jr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 8& 

VV beaten 1 - 13 

Household 2- 10 

Six Penny While Loaf 9 - 1 i 

Wheaten 10 - It 

Household I 1 . - - 

A six penny Loaf (old tsnor) of Major Thwings brown bread 
that does not exceed one fifth part Innian meal or of any other Per- 
son that bakes the like Sort must weigh U'. - ll oz . - O dr . & larger 
loaves in the same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17 . 14 th 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 1 . Steel 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap 4 . Atkins 

Mr. Thomas Hancock produced mess". Hugh Orr and William 
Torreys Bond, for Seventy five Pounds Bills of the last Tenor bear- 
ing date [3O5.] The Eighth instant, which Bond the said Han- 
cock was desired to put with the remainder of the money left in 
his hands to Purchase Small Arms for the use of the Town. 

Mr. Thomas Hancock produced the account and Receipt of 
Andrew Oliver E?q r . for three Years, Interest of a Bond given him 
by the Select men for Three Hundred pounds Sterling on the 
20 h . of September, 1743, amounting to Four Hundred and Thirty 
two Pounds old tenor which m r . Hancock paid at the request of 
the Select men, and for which he is to have a Draft on the Town 
Treasurer the next draft Day. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, January 28 th . 1746 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
m r . Hancock 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Cap 4 . Salter 

The Select men Let to John Overing Esq r . the Office on the lower 
floor under the Stairs in Fnneuil [396.] Hall (lately Improved 
for the Naval Office) at the Rent of Twenty-five Pounds old tenor 
p Annum, to Commence on the Twenty fifth day of December 
last. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the rate of Twenty six shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, 
and seven shillings p. Bushell for Wheaten Bread, Three shillings 
and six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, Six pence p. 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746-7. 151 

for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of penny White Loaf 1 - 10 - 6 

Wheaten 2 - 

House hold 3 - 

White Loaf 10 - 8 

Wheaten 12 - 

Household I 1 - 2 - 3 - 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal, & bread of any other 

1 oz. d. 

person that bakes the like Sort must weigh - 13-0 and 
larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 

[3O7.] At a Meeting of the Honourable his Majestys Justices 
of the Peace, the Gentlemen the Select men and Overseers of the 
Poor, within the Town of Boston at Faneuil Hall, on Tuesday 
the 10 th . day of February 174G. 

Present 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
Cap 1 . John Steel 
Cap*. William Salter 
Cap'. Henry Atkins 

Select men 
William Tyler Esq r . 
John Hill Eaq r . 

Overseers of the Poor. 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then agreed 
upon to be attended on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of Febru- 
ary current, at nine o'Clock in the morning if the Weather be fair, 
if [3O8.] Not then on Friday following, the twentieth instant 
And it is also agreed to meet at Fanenil Hall at Five o'Clock in 
the Evening of the said Day of Visitation, to Report the state of 
the Town &c. 

The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz*. 
Ward, Numl'er One 
The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Ebenezer Storer 
in r . Samuel Hunt 
m r . Richard Buckley 
Joshua Pickman, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
George Rogers Esq r . 
Capt. John Goldthwait 
Capt. Nathaniel Barber 
John S \veetser, Constable 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
m r . Tho". Goodwill 
m r . Isaac Walker 
Cap'. Henry Atkins 
Deacon Will. Larrabee 
George Eustis, Constable 

i 

[3O9.] Ward, Number Four 

William Tyler Esq r . 
Jacob Royall Esq r . 
Cap*. Daniel Pecker 
m r . William Fairfield 
Hezekiah Usher, Constable. 

Ward, Number Five 
The Hon. Anthony Stoddard Esq'. 
Daniel Henchman, Esq r . 
Edward Winslow, Esq r . 
m r . Thomas Hancock 
m r . Joseph Lasenby 
John Coles, Constable 

Ward, Number Six 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
Cornelius Waldo Esq r . 
Samuel Sturgis Esq r . 
m r . Edward Bromfisld 
Story Dawes, Constable 

Ward, Number Seven 
Hugh Hall Esq r . 

[31O.] Nathaniel Balston Esq r . 

John Phillips Esq r . 
m r . Jacob Parker 
m r . Elias Dupee 
Daniel Tuckerman, Constable 

Ward, Number Eight 
Joshua White Esq r . 
Joseph White Esq r . 
Col. William Downe 
Cap 4 . John Steel 
m r . Joseph Fitch 
John Bowden, Constable. 

Ward, Number Nine 
The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq r M 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746-7. 153 

Cap*. And* Cunningham 
m r . John Spooncr 
John Ball, Constable 

Ward, Number Ten 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
Cap 4 . Joseph Kussell 
m r . Nathaniel Gardner 
[311 .] Cap*. Jeremiah Green 
m r . Ellis Wilson 
Samuel Sellen, Constable. 

Ward, Number Eleven 
Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 
Cap'. William Salter 
m r . Edmund Quincy 
Cap*. Benj a . Edwards 
Benjamin Church, Constable 

Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon. Samuel Welles, Esq'. 
George Cradock Esq r . 
Col. John Hill 
m r . Thomas Greene 
m r . James Day 
William Winter, Constable 

And the Town Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of the above 
Orders or Sortment accordingly. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 11 th . 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq'. 
[312.] m r . Hancock 

Cap*. Steel 
Cap'. Salter 
Cap*. Atkins 
Abiel Watley Esq r . 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Twenty four shillings p. Bushell for Wheat & Seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Whcatcn Bread, three shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, Six pence p r . Bushell on a 
Six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges 
which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. d. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1- 12 - 6 

Wheaten 2 - 3% 

Household 3 - 8 

White Loaf 11 - 6 

Wheaten 13- 6 

Household I 1 5- 2 



154 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal & Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh O 1 13 OZ O dr & larger 
Loaves in y Same Proportion. 

[313.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March 2 d . 1746. 
Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq T . 

m r . Hancock 

Cap 1 . Steel 

Cap'. Salter 

Cap'. Atkins 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name, requiring them forthwith to "Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Quali- 
fied Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate, (beside 
the Poll to Convene at Fanonil Hall on Monday the ninth day of 
March instant at nine o'Clock in the forenoon then & there to Nomi- 
nate & Choose meet persons to serve the Town the Year ensuing, 
as Select men, To'.vn Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Firewards 
Constables and other necessary Officers as the Law directs to 
Grant such Sums of Money as shall be judged needful for the 
relief of the Poor [314.] and defreying other necessary Charges ; 
to receive the Reports of the Towns Committees on several Af- 
fairs, To Act upon the List of Jury Men, To appoint a Committee 
the Schools ; to Choose Auditors of the Accorapts of the Town 
Treasurer and Overseers of the Poor, to determine what Premium 
shall be allowed the Collectors of Taxes, as also what time the 
Assessors may set to make Abatement of Taxes ; To Consider of 
the Petition of sundry Inhabitants for the Paving of a street called 
Atkinson street ; the Petition of several others that some method 
may be taken to remove the Nusances in Water street, The Peti- 
tion of Cap'. John Goldthwait and m r . Jacob Sheaffe for an Abate- 
ment of the Taxes of several persons committed to them to Col- 
lect, the Petition of mess". Joseph White, Benjamin Edwards & 
William Larrabee & Elias Dupee for an Abatement of sundry 
Taxes committed to him to Collect, the Petition of the Watchmen 
& Bell-Ringers of the Town for an addition to their Wages ; 
[315.] To Consider whether the Town will make any Addition 
to their Stock for laying in of Grain ; of a Motion of sundry In- 
habitants that a Quantity of Cordwood may be Purchased by the 
Town in the Summer for the Relief of the Poor in the Winter ; To 
Determine whether that part of the Common or Training field from 
m r . Stephen Grecnleafes to m r Jacob Sheaffe's shall be inclos'd by 
a Rail'd fence ; To Choose Jurymen for April Court, to Consider 
whether the Town will do anything more to put themselves into a 
better posture of Defence. 

To Agree upon, Conclude and Finish such other Matters and 
things as were under Consideration at former meetings, & Con- 
tinued to be further Debated at said Meeting. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1746-7. 155 

the Rate of Twenty six shillings old tenor p. Bushcll for Wheat, 
& Seven shillings p. Bushel 1 on Wheatcn Bread, three shillings 
and six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, Six pence p. 
Bushell on a six penny [316.] White Loaf, or larger white 
Loaves allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. 
Bushell for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 10$ 

Wheaten 2 - 

Household 3 - 

Six Penny White Loaf 10 - 8 

Wheaten 12 - 

Household I 1 . - 2 - 3 

NB. A six penny Loaf (old tenor) of Major Thwings brown 
bread that does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal or bread of 
any other person that bakes the like sort must weigh O 1 13 OZ - 0^ and 
larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 4 th . 1746. 

Present 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Cap'. S alter 
m r . Hancock 
Cap'. Atkins 
Cap' Steel 
Abiel \V alley Esq r . 

[317.] Agreed with mess". Thornton and Fosdick to pave 
Winter street at six shillings old tenor p. yard they to find all the 
Labour in Pitching the Stones, fitting the Ground & finishing the 
8me, the Town and Abutters to be at the charge of Carting out the 
Bad Stuff, and pay for the stones and Gravel and Carting the 
same. 

(No entry on Page 318.) 

.[319.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March 11 th . 174G. 

Present 

Cap'. John Steel 
Cap'. William Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . John Tyng 
m r . Jeremiah Belknap 
m r . Samuel Grant 

Voted, That the Town Clerk be directed to get a number of 
the By-Laws of the Town, printed as soon as may be and bring 
them to the Select mens Chamber at Faneuil Hall. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 18 th . 1746. 

Present 
Cap'. Salter 
Abiel AValley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Voted, That the Rent of the Towns Brick Shop on [32O.] 
Dock Square now in the Occupation of m'. Samuel Butler be Set 
at Sixty-six Pounds thirteen shillings and four pence old tenor p. 
annum, and the Town Clerk is desired to prepare Leases Accord- 



Cap*. Benjamin Edwards one of the Collectors of Taxes for the 
Year 1745. appeared and produced his Receipts in full from the 
several Treasurers of the Taxes committed to him for the said 
Year, and desired a draft on the Town Treasurer for his sixth 
part of the Premium for Collecting the Taxes for that Year. 

M r . Thomas Hancock delivered to the Select men one Hundred 
and Sixty Pounds old tenor received from Cap 4 . Michael Power as 
a Fine for not giving Bond for the Passengers which he Landed 
here from Louisbourg, as the Law directs & tn r . Hancock is Ac- 
cordingly Dischnrged of the same, it being the money that m r . 
Ezek 1 . Goldthwait gave his Receipt for, to the said Power & 
Henry [321.] Johnson the 28 th . Janry. last. 

Voted, That m r . Goldthwait have the Charge of the said money 
until further Orders from the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 21 st . 1746. 

Present 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap 1 . S alter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant. 

Voted, That m r . Goldthwait be desired to Let m r . Savell have 
One hundred Pounds old tenor out of the One Hundred & Sixty 
Pounds paid by Cap'. Powers, now in his hands to Supply m r . 
Murfey at the Hospital, the said Savell to be accountable for the 
same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 25, 1747. 

Present 

Samuel. Adams Esq r . 
Cap'. Steel 
[322.] Cap'. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread as 
the same is now Stated for Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of 
the market, as follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 13 

Wheaten 2 - G} 

House hold 3-10 

Six Penny White Loaf 12 - 6 

Wheaten 14 - 6 

House hold I 1 . 5-12 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 157 

Computed at Twenty two Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and seven shillings p r . Bushell on Whcatcn Bread, Three 
shillings and six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, six pent-e 
p r . Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell 
fpr Charges, [323.] and the several Bakers within this Town are 
ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake for sale, with the 
first Letter of their Christian Names, and with the first and last 
Letters of their Surnames, And the Clerks of the Market are 
directed to make an allowance for Bisket well Baked. 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal & Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh as follows, Viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

A Six penny Loaf 1 - - 4 

A two Shilling Loaf 4 - 1 " 

and larger Loaves in the same proportion, being set at fifteen 

shillings p. Bushell for Corn. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 30 1747 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Sailer 
m r . Tyng 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Abiel W alley Esq r . 
m r . Belkuap 
m r . Grant 

[324.] Deacon William Larrabee one of the Collectors of 
Taxes for the year 1745, appeared & produced his Receipts in full 
from the several Treasurers, of the Taxes committed to him to Col- 
lect for the said Year. 

Voted, That he have a Draught upon the Town Treasurer for the 
Sum of Two hundred and Thirty six Pounds one shilling & five 
pence old tenor being one sixth part of the Premium for Collecting 
the Sum of Thirty seven Thousand seven hundred and seventy one 
Pounds fourteen shillings old tenor between the six Collectors for 
that year. 

A Petition of Joshua Cheever Esq r . and sundry others Inhab- 
itants of this Town to the Number of Eighty seven, praying a Town 
meeting may be called to consider of the affair of Faneuil Hall 
market was presented ; & Read, and there upon 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant, directed to 
the Constables of Boston, 

In His Majestys Name requiring them [325.] forthwith to 
Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town 
duly Qualified Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate 
(beside the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Friday the third 
day of April next at nine o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
Consider of and act upon a Petition of a great Number of the In- 
habitants of this Town praying that Faneuil Hall Market, may be 
shut up, or put under some other regulation than now it is. 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 1 ; 1747. 

Voted, That an Address be presented to His Excellency the 
Governour to take off the Prohibition whereby Vessells from Con- 
necticut are stopt at his Majestys Castle William upon Suspicion 
of the smnll pox, the Masters of sundry Vessells arrived from 
thence lately having Declared that that Distemper is not in the Col- 
ony of Connecticut as they knew of when they left it. 

[326.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 1". 1747. 

Present 
Cap*. Steel 
Cap 1 . Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Voted, That m r . Ebenezer Messinger bo appointed Master of the 
West Engine in the room of m r . Samuel Sprague who is gone to 
Louisbourg and that m r . Nicholas Gray be admitted to belong to 
the said Engine. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 8 th . 1747. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

[327.] Voted, that Mess". John Bowden & George Eustis be 
Admitted into the Engine at the Westerly part of the Town, under 
the Care of m r . Eben r . Messinger, they being Released from Train- 
ings by their respective Captains. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twenty four shillings old tenor p. Bushel I for Wheat, 
and seven shillings p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings 
and six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p. Bushell 
on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges, and two shillings p. Bushell on White Bisket for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 12 

Wheaten 2 - G| 

House hold 3 - 8| 

Six penny White Loaf 1 1 - 6 

Wheaten 13 - 6 

House hold 1-5-2 

NB. A Two shilling Loaf (old tenor) of Major Thwings brown 
bread that does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & Bread of 
any other Person that bakes the like Sort must weigh 3'- 10 OZ - 10 dr - 
being set at seventeen shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Corn. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 159 

[328.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 15 th . 1747 

Present 

Snmnel Adms Esq r . 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Cap'. Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyug 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Whereas a Number of Persons are now present to Lease Deer 
Island, this being the D:iy, Appointed by the Select mens advertise- 
ment, Dated the 21 st . March last, agreed that it now be Leased to 
the highest bidder. 

And m r . Henry Lloyd bid one hundred and Forty Ounces of 
Coined Silver of Sterling Alloy p. Annum for the Same, and he 
being the last or highest bidder, the same was knocked off, to him. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 27 th . 1747 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Cap'. Steel 
[329,] Cap 4 Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m T . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Twent} 7 eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheateu Bread, Three shillings & Six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, six pence p. Bushell on a 
six penny White Loaf or larger White Loafes allowed for Charges, 
and two shillings p. Bushell on White Bisket lor Charges, which is 
Computed as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

. Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 8 

Wheaten 1 - 13 

House hold 2 - 10 

Six Penny White Loaf 9 - 12 

Wheaten 10 - 14 

House hold I 1 . -0- 

KB. A Two Shilling Loaf (old tenor) of Major Thwings [33O.] 
brown bread, that does not exceed one sixth part Rye & one Sixth 
part Indian meal, & Bread of an}- other person that bakes the like 
Sort must weigh. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 4 th . 1747. 
Present 

Cap'. Steel 

Abiel Walley Esq T . 

m r . Belknap 

m r . Grant 
Mr. Thomas Hancock applied to the Select men in the name of 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

his Excellency Governour Knowles (with his Complements to them 
to be there) Desiring he might have of the use of Faneuil Hall, 
one Evening this week for a Concert of Musick which was Unani- 
mously Consented to by the Select men. 

The Town Clerk this clay delivered a Precept from Benjamin 
Pollard Esq r . Sherriff of the County of Suffolk, for the Choice of 
Representatives for the Year ensuing, which he informed was 
[331.] Delivered him the second instant. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

.In Ilis Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town, (within their 
Precincts) that have an Estate of Forty shillings p. Annum of 
Free hold in Land within this Province or Territory at the least, 
or other Estate to the Value of Forty Pounds Sterling to Convene 
at Faneuil Hall upon Tuesday the twelfth day of May instant at 
nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to Elect & Depute 
one or more Persons (being Free holders & Resident in the Town) 
according to the Number Set & Limited by an Act of the General 
Assembly, to serve for & Represent them in a Great & General 
Court or Assembly appointed to be Conven'd held & kept for his 
majestys Service at the Court house in Boston upon Wednesday 
the twenty seventh day of said May, and so De Die in Diem during 
their Session & Sessions according to a [332.] Warrant under 
the hand and seal of Benjamin Pollard Esq r . Sherriff of the County 
of Suffolk, bearing date the Twenty seventh day of April, in the 
Twentieth year of His Majestys Reign, Anno Domini 1747. 

And alike requiring them to Warn all the Free holders and other 
Inhabitants of said Town, qualified as the Law directs to meet at 
the same time and place to Consider of the Petition of m r . Zacha- 
riah Hicks and m r . John Procter jun r . for an Addition to their 
Salarys ; The Petition of m r . Joseph Hubbard that the Town would 
Grant him a Strip of Land adjoyning to his Pasture near Purchase 
street in Lieu of a peice of Land, he has given the Town ; The 
Petition of m r . Samuel Bass and m rs . Kezia Harvey that the Town 
would sell them a small peice of Land in Water street ; The Peti- 
tion of several Inhabitants that application be made to the General 
Court that the Town may be Redressed as to the Greviances they 
labour under by the Millers Engrossing the [333.] Grain and that 
Instructions be given the Rep vcs . concerning this matter, or any 
other matters the Town shall Judge proper, The Petition of m r . 
Thomas Paine that the Town would allow him to Erect a Sho p on 
their Land the north side of Faneuil Hall Market, to the Eastward 
of the Shop occupied by mess". John & Richard Billings, to gran: 
such Sums of money as may be thought needful for the Relief of 
the Poor & defreying other necessary Charges, to Heceive the Re- 
ports of the Towns Committees on several affairs, to Choose such 
Officers as are wanting in the room of those who were Chose in 
March last and refuse to Serve, and to Act upon all such other 
matters & Things as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

Voted, That a Petition be drawn up and presented to his Excel- 
lency Governour Knowles (who is now residing in this Town) for 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 161 

Liberty for the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston to fetch Sea 
Coal from Cape Breton for their use which was accordingly done 
and is as follows, Viz'. 

To His Excellency Charles Knowles Esq r . [334.] Governour 
and Commander in Chief in &over the the Island of Cape Breton in 
North America, now residing in the Town of Boston, in the Prov- 
inc-e of the Massachusetts Bay. 

The Petition of the Subscribers, Select men of the Town of 
Boston, for and in behalf of said Town, 

Humbly Sheweth, 

That this Town for many Years past has been Supplied with Fire 
Wood brought from the Eastward parts of this Province, & has 
constantly employed great numbers of Sloops in bringing the same 
here, and their cheaf Dependence for Fuel in the Winter has been 
on those parts, But so it is, May it please your Excellency, that 
when this Government had dt-ti-rmin'd upon the late Successful 
Expedition against Cape-Breton, they took up almost every 
Coaster that transported Wood, into their Service, in which some 
of 'era have been em ploy 'd to this Day in carrying the Kings Stores 
&c. for the G;irrisou at Louis bourgh, ami [3.55.] Others of them 
that were discharged, are afraid to go to the Eastward for Wood, 
as usual, the Indian Enemy being many there, and are frequently 
killing our Men, so that the Town has already suffered extremely 
for want of so absolutely necessary an Article as Fireing is, in 
such a Cold Climate as this, and if it can't bo supplied from other 
places than the Eastern parts, the Inhabitants have the melancholly 
Prospect of suffering much more the ensuing Winter than they have 
j-et, done, for the Wharves in the Town that sit this Season of the 
year were generally full of Wood, have not sufficient for daily use, 
and as we can think of no method to avoid the great Distress the 
Inhabitants of this Town, must inevitably meet with for want of 
Fireing but by applying to your Excellency for Relief we flatter 
ourselves that your Excellency will Excuse us in giving you this 
trouble, our request therefore is, that your Excellency will be 
pleased to allow Sea Coal to be brought us from Cape Breton, and 
to Induce you Sir, to [336.] Grant the same, we would just men- 
tion to you, that great Numbers of Persons who liv'd at the East- 
ward, and every Year Cut and brought down to the Water side 
large Quantitys of Wood, went on said Expedition and never Re- 
turn'd having died at Louisbourgh or Enter'd into his Majestys 
Service there ; that after the Reduction of the place many more 
Wood Cutters went to Louisbourg from the Eastward, & those that 
remained have been some kill'd by the Indians, and the rest drove 
from their Settlements which are so broke up, that we can expect 
but small Supplys from thence. Nor has the like Quantitys of 
Coal been brought us this Year from England as heretofore, the 
greater Number of Blacksmiths, Sugarbakers &c. in Town being 
now without any & therefore obliged to stand still, and in Conse- 
quence the Shipwrights must soon be Idle, and the Trade & Navi- 
gation of these parts entirely cease. 

We presume we need not mention to [337.] Your Excellency 
the great share this Town had in the Conquest of Cape- Breton 



162 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

(more perhaps than all the other Towns upon the Continent) and 
the many Difficulties and Burthens we now do, and our Posterity 
must groan under by reason of the Loss this Province has sustain'd 
in the Deaths of a vast number of our men since the Reduction of 
that place, and our Burthens will be greatly Increased if we are 
not Reimburs'd the Expence we were at in prosecuting that Expe- 
dition, all which (we apprehend) your Excellency is in a great 
measure sensible of, and would releive us in the whole were it in 
your power. 

We do therefore Intreat your Excellency will be pleased to take 
our distressing Circumstances into your Consideration and allow 
such Vessells as go from hence to Cape-Breton this Year, to Load 
with Sea Coal, paying for every Chaldron whatever your Excel- 
lency shall order ; and as there are great Quantitys of it on that 
Island, we hope your Excellency will allow us to bring [338.] 
away Three Thousand Chaldron, upwards of a Thousand of which 
will be wanted by Blacksmiths, Sugarbakers &e., (for if any of 
his Majestys Subjects are Entitled to such a favour we humbly 
apprehend your Excellency will Judge us to be so) And if your 
Excellency shall see cause to grant this Petition you will not only 
give a remarkable Instance of your tender regard, for us & Dispo- 
sition to releive us but lay the Town of Boston under such 
Obligations to your Excellency as are not to be forgotten, in the 
behalf of the Town of Boston, We are your Excellencys most 
Dutiiul and Obedient humble Serv ts . 
Boston, May 8 th . 1747 )> SELECT MEN 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 6 th . 1747. 

Present 

Sam 1 . Adams Esq*. 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
Capt. Steel 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Belknap 

The Selectmen Agreed with Jabez Tuttle [339.] To Dig the 
Graves in the North Burying place for the Year ensuing at the 
Rate of fifteen shillings old tenor for a man, or Womans Grave 
and so proportion ably for Children, according to the Establishment 
made by the Select men the 13 th . September 1745. 

The Select men taking into Consideration the Complaint of the 
several Watchmen, that they cannot any longer afford to attend 
that Service for the Wages allowed them. 

Voted, That it be Recommended to the Town to allow Seven 
Pounds ten shillings old tenor p. month for all able bodied Men to 
serve in that place, they following such Instructions as they shidl 
receive from the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 11 th . 1747. 

Present 
Cap 4 . Steel 
Cap'. Salter 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 163 

m T . Tyng 
m r . Grant 

[34O.] The Select men Let to m r . Jnmes Main from Scot- 
land, and he accordingly took Possession the 7 th . instant of the 
Towns Ware house lately hired by m r . John Dennie at the Rate of 
Ten Pounds old Tenor p. month. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 13 th . 1747. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Cap'. Steel 

Cap'. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Tyug 

m r . Belknap 

m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Thirty shillings old tenor p. Bushcll for Wheat, and seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three Shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushcll on Household Bread, Six pence p r . Bushell on a 
six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves [341.] Allowed for 
Charges, and two shillings p r . Bushell on White Bisket for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 7 

Wheaten 1 - 11 

Household 2 - 9 

Six Penny White Loaf 9 - 3 

Wheateu 10-2 

Household 15 - 3 

N.B. A Six penny. Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & bread of any other 
Person that bakes the like Sort must weigh O 1 . - 14 OZ . - 4^. and 
larger Loaves in the smae Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 25 th 1747 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Captain Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

[342.] Voted, That m r . John Savells allowance for attending 
on the Select men &c. be One Hundred and Twenty Pounds old 
tenor p. annum. 

At a meeting of the Select men, June 10 th . 1747. 

Present 
Cap'. Steel 
Cap*. Salter 



164 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Mr. Hugh Orr delivered to the Select men Thirty one small 
Arms, being part of the One hundred and Fifteen he Contracted 
for, last fall, and the Select men at the same time gave him an or- 
der on m r . Thomas Hancock fur Three Hundred and Forty one 
Pounds old tenor which is the Sum agreed on for the same being 
'part of the money lodg'd in his hands by order of the Town for 
purchasing small Arms ; The said Hugh Orr &c. Bond for Three 
Hundred pounds old tenor lent him the 7 th . of January last, to re- 
main still [343.] In m r . Hancock's hands. 

N.B. Mr. Orr has left the Bayonets of the said Guns with m r . 
Franklyn to make Scabboards for them. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Eate of Thirty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat , and seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushell on a Six penny white Loaf or larger white 
Loaves allowed for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf T- 74 

Wheaten 1 - 11| 

Household 2 - 9 

Six Penny White Loaf 9 - 3 

Wheaten 10 - 2 

Household 15 - 3 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh O l . - 10*. - 4 dr . and 
larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

[344.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 13 th . 1747. 

Present 



Cap 4 . Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this Town 
pursuant to the Vote & order of the Inhabitants at their Meeting 
the twelfth of May last, be attended on Friday the nineteenth day 
of June Current, and that the following Gentlemen be desired to 
accompany the Select men in the said Visitation, Viz'. 

Sir William Pepperell, Baronet 

The Hon. Joseph Wads worth Esq r . 

The Hon. John Osborae Esq r . 

The lion . Ezekiel Lewis Esq r . 

The lion . Jacob Wendell Esq r . 

The lion . Samuel Welles Esq r 

The Hon. Samuel Waldo Esq r . 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Edward Winslow Esq r . 
[345.] George Cradock Esq r . 

John Fayerweather Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

John Hill Esq r . 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 165 

John Phillips E*q r . 

George Rogers Esq r . 

The Rev d . Joseph Sewall D.D. 

The Rev d . Charles Chauncey D.D. 

The Revel. m r . John Webb 

The Rev d . m r . Samuel Checkley 

The Rev d . m r . William Weelstead 

The Rev d . m r . Samuel Mather 

The Gent, the Rep, of the Town of Boston, 

Cap'. Alex r . Foray th 

Cap 4 . Henry Atkins 

m r . Eben r . Storrcr 

m r . Middlecott Cooke 

m r . Isaac Walker 

m r . Rufus Greene 

Ordered, That rn r . Savell give seasonable notice to the several 
Watchmen of this Appointment and that they be desired to meet at 
Faneuil Hall at nine o'Clock in tlic morning of the said Day & that 
he acquaint the several Schoolmasters therewith. 

[346.] At a meeting of the Select men, June 19 th . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Steel 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

The Select men according to appointment, this Day Visited the 
Publick Schools in this Town, Accompanied by the following Gen- 
tlemen, Viz'. 

The Hon. Joseph Wadsworth Esq r . 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Ksq r . 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 
Edward Winslow Esq r . 
George Cradock Esq r . 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
John Hill Esq r . 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 
The Gent", the Representatives of the Town of Boston, 

The Rev d . Dr. Joseph Sewall 
[347.] The Rev d . m r . Samuel Checkley 

The Rev d . m r . William Weelsteed 
The Rev d . m r . Samuel Mather 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
Cap*. Henry Atkins 
m r . Ruf'us Greene 
m r . Isaac Walker 
m r . Ebene r Storer 

and found the South Grammer School wherein were One Hundred 
and Ten Scholars, in very good Order, the South Writing School 



166 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

wherein were Two Hundred and Sixty five Scholars in like good 
Order, the Writing School in Queen street of Sixty two Scholars 
in very good order, the North Grammer School of Forty Scholars 
in good Order, and the North Writing School wherein were Two 
hundred and seventy one Scholars in very good order. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 24 th . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
[348.] Cap 1 . Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyug 
m r . Belkuap 
m r . Grant 

The Select men received a Letter from his Excell cy Governour 
Shirley, inclosing a Paragraph of a Letter from Governour 
Knowles, relating to the fetching of Sea Coal from Cape-Breton. 

Voted, That the Consideration thereof be referr'd to next Mon- 
day. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 26 th . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap*. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Belknap 

in r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of Twenty eight shillings [349.] Old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheateu Bread, Three 
shillings and six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence 
p. Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves al- 
lowed for Charges, and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushel! 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz 1 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 8 

Wheaten 1-13 

Household 2 - 10|- 

Six Penny White Loaf 9-12 

Wheaten 10-14 

Household I 1 .- - 

N.B. A Six Penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & & Bread of any other 

Person that bakes the like Sort, must weigh and larger 

loaves in the same Proportion. 

Whereas his Excellency Govemour Shirley has wrote a Letter 
to the Select men, recommending it to them to Consider of some 
method for the Encouragement of bringing in a larger supply 
[35O.] of Cord Wood from the Eastern parts at as moderate a 
Rate as may be, and is pleas'd to promise his assistance by grant- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 1G7 

ing Protections for safe guarding the Men that shall be Employ'd 
in Carrying Wood to the Vessells and Loading it on board of 
them, or doing any thing else in his Power that may be propos'd 
for forwarding this Affair, & has also inclos'd u Paragraph of a 
Letter wrote him by Governour Kuowles relating to the fetching 
of Sea Coal from Cape Breton, desiring the same may be Commu- 
nicated to the Town in such manner as the Select men shall think 
proper, Therefore, 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders & other Inhabitant's of the said Town duly Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Kate (beside the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Mondny the Twenty ninth 
Day of [351.] June instant, at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, to 
Consider of the most effectual method of supplying he Town with 
Cord Wood upon the Encouragement given by Governour Shirley, 
and also of fetching Sea Coal from Cape Breton upon the Encour- 
agement given by Governour Knowles, and do therein what ever 
else may be thought Necessary. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 29 th , 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Belknap 

m r . Grant 

Voted, That Cap*. Steel and m r . Grant be desired to agree with 
the Mill Owners in what manner to repair the Mill Bridge. 

[352.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 8 th . 1747. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
m*. Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Voted, That m r . John Blower, be appointed master of the En- 
gine kept by the Prison in the room of Stephen Willis deced. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 15 th . 1747 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

Al)iel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Belknap 

m r . Grant 
Voted, That m r . Thomas Moulin be allowed to be a Watchman 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

at the Town house Watch, during the Approbation of the Select 
men, [353.] his Time to Commence the 1C' 1 ', instant. 

At a Meeting of the Select men. July 17 th . 1747. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
in r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

M r . Savell this Day, delivered to mess. Josiah Carter Samuel 
Hastings & John Bowden, Three of the Sealers of Leather within 
this Town, one of the Towns sealing Hammers to each of them. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 20 th . 1747. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 

[354.] Mr. Charles Apthrop delivered to the Select men a 
Paragraph of a Letter which he had received from Governour 
Knowles, in lh words following Viz'. " Pray tell the Select men 
if they don't send People to Dig Coal it will be impossible for me 
to send them any, as we have not men enough to Dig for our- 
selves, if they pay me Ten shillings a Chaldron any person may 
send and Dig as much as they please." 

At a Meeting of the Select mem July 29 th 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 

Ordered, That the Town Cler!v post up an Assize of Brpad at the 
Rate of Twenty eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wlieaten Bread Three shillings and 
six pence p. Busheil on Household Bread, Six pence p. Bushell 
on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves [355.] Allowed 
for Charges, and on While Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 8 

Wheaten 1 - 13 

Household 2 - 10 

Six Penny White Loaf 9- 12 

Wheaten 10 - 14 

Household I 1 . - - 

NB. A six penny Loaf of mnjor Timings brown bread that does 
not exceed one fifth part Indian meal & bread <if any other person 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 169 

that bakes the like Sort must weigh and larger loaves in the 

same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 30 th . 1747. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

Capt. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Belk nap 

m r . Grant 

[356.] Voted, That the following Allowances be made as by the 
Towns order, to the several Sextons for Ringing the Bells at the 
hours Stated by the Town, Viz'. 

Ten Pounds old tenor p. Annum, for once a Day. 
Twenty Pounds p. Ditto for twice a Day and 
Thirty Pounds p. Ditto for three times a Day. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug 8 '. 19 th . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Voted, That the Sealers of Wood be allowed Six pence old tenor 
p. Cord for sealing of wood. 

Mem . August 20 th . 1747. 

The Select men wrote the following Letter to his Excellency 
Governour Knowles at Cape-Breton, Viz'. 

Sir, Boston, August 20 th . 1747 

We had the Honour of your Excellencys [35 7 .] Letter of 
the 16 th . ult. and are extreamly obliged to your Exeellenc}* for your 
readiness in giving Liberty to the Town to fetch Sea Coal from 
Cape-Breton, and that they are welcome (as you are pleased to 
say) to any Quantity they may want. We were in hopes when the 
several Vcssells for itwentfrom hence, Persons (other than the Kings 
Troops whom we coul'd not expect should be employ'd in that 
Service) might have been procur'd at Louisburg to have Dug it, but 
as that can't be, for the future we shall inform all such as may have 
our Letters to your Excellency, that thy must Dig it themselves or 
carry Persons that will, otherwise they must not expect any. And 
we being so fully sensible of your Excellencys kind regards for the 
Town and Disposition to serve it, we doubt not in the least but 
your Excellency will still Grant such as may hereafter come for 
Coal all the Protection and assistance that may be necessary, which 
will still lay the Town under greater Obligations to your Excellency 
than [358.] They already are. 

We are, in behalf of the Town 

Your Excellencys most Obliged and Obedient humble 
Servants, 

SELECT MEN. 



170 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Mectiug of the Select men August 22 d . 1747. 

Present 
John Steel Esq 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Broad at the 
Rate of Thirty two shillings old tenor p. Bushcll for Wheat and 
seven shillings p. Bushcll on When ten Bread, three shillings & six 
pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p r . Bushell on a 
six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

[359.] Of Penny White Loaf 1 - o 

Wheaten 1 - 10^ 

Household 2 - 8 

Six Penny White Loaf 8 - G 

Wheaten 9-15 

Household K> - 

N. B. A Six penny Loaf (old tenor) of Major Thwings brown 
bread that does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal or of any 
other person that bakes the like sort must weigh -10 OZ -3 dr and 
larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His Majestys Justices of the 

Peace and the Select men of Boston, August 1747. 

A Ward on Boston Neck was upon the Lords Days then Ordered 

and Appointed from and after the Date hereof, until the 

day of October next ensuing inclusive, as has been Customary 
heretofore, and a Warrant was issued accordingly, and is in the 
words following, Viz'. 

Boston ss. To each and every of the Constables of [36O.J The 
Town of Boston, Greeting, 

Whereas by an Act pass'd in the Great and General Court, in 
the Eleventh year of tho Reign of his late Majesty King William 
III, Entitled an Act for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is 
Enacted, " that from time to time when and so often as a military 
watch shall not be Ordered and appointed to be kept the Justices 
of the Peace together with the Select men of each Town within 
this Province, are Impowered and Authorized to Direct and Order 
a suitable Watch or Watches to be set up and kept. &c. and also a 
Ward to be kept every Lords Day and other Days as they shall 
think needful and to appoint the Number whereof such Watch and 
Ward shall Consist, and the time for the beginning and Continu- 
ance of the same, and the Constable or Constables of the Town 
having Orders accordingly given him or them in writing by the 
Justices and Select men are thereby impowered and required from 
time to time to Warn such Watch & Ward [361.] Respectively 
and to see that all persons so warned by them, do attend and 
observe their Duty in that Regard." And' Whereas the said Jus- 
tices and Select men arc informed of frequent Prophanation of the 
Lords Day (especially at this season of the year) by loose vain 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 171 

persons, Servants, Negroes &c. Unnecessarily Travelling or "Walk- 
ing to & from Boston and Roxbury, with neglect of attending on 
the Publick "Worship of God in either place, & bringing from the 
neighbouring Towns Corn Apples and other Fruits of the Earth to 
the great Disturbance of the Publick peace & Scandal of our Chris- 
tian Profession. It is therefore Ordered by the said Justices and 
Select men that from and after the date hereof and until the 

day of October next ensuing inclusive the Constables of and 

within the Town of Boston and every of them by Turns do Warn 
and appoint Eight meet and sober persons, Inhabitants of the said 
Town, on the Lords day, to Ward on the Neck or highway between 
Boston and Roxbury at some convenient place near the Line of 
Defence, Four [362.] Of the said Persons are to give their at- 
tendance there from seven o'Clock in the Morning until half an 
hour after Twelve at Noon, and there to be rcleived by the other 
Four who are there to continue upon Dut}' until the Dusk of the 
Evening. And the Constable or Constables are to take care in 
Warning thereof that such Ward do not consist of all or the great- 
est part Youths but that some able Householders or other sufficient 
Persons be joined with them, And the Constables arc hereby en- 
joyned to give in Charge to such Ward to prevent and suppress 
such Disorders, to Examine all Passengers and restrain them from 
Disporting Idle walking or unnecessary Travel on the Lords day, 
and if any person or persons be Rude, Refractory or shall refuse 
to give a satisfactory account of the Occasion of their Travelling, 
or otherwise misbehave themselves to take them up and carry them 
before the next Justice of peace or return their names to such Jus- 
tice in [363.] Order to their being Examined and proceeded 
against according to their nature of their offence as Prophaners of 
the Lords day. Given under our hands and seals at Boston the 

Day of August, In the Twenty first 3'ear of His Majestys 

Reign, Annoquc Domini 1747. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug rt . 2G th . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap*. Salter 
Abiel Wallcy Esq r . 
m*. Bclknap 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the 
Poll) to Convene at Fancuil Hall on Tuesday the first Day of 
September [364.] Next at nine o'Clock in the forenoon then and 
there to Determine whether Faneuil Hall Market shall be again 
opened after the second Tuesday of said September, or remain 
shut up for a farther time, and do any thing that may be thought 
necessary for the better Regulation of the same, To Consider of 
the request of several Inhabitants' that the head of the Town-Dock 



172 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

or so much thereof as shnll be thought proper be fill'd up, and also 
what alterations may be best to be made at Olivers Bridge, to do 
what soever may be thought necessary for the better Regulation 
of the Hay market at the South part of the Town to receive the 
Reports of the Towns Committees on several Affairs, to Choose 
Jurors for October Court, and to act upon all such matters and 
things as stand referr'd over to said meeting. 

The Select men this day wrote a Letter to Christopher Kilby 
and Kliakim Palmer Esq". in London, Agents for the Town respect- N 
ing [365.] The Controversy between the Town and m r . Everill's 
heirs before His Majesty in Council which is in the words follow- 
ing Viz*. 

Gentlemen Boston, Aug rt . 26, 1747. 

"We had the favour of yours of the 25 th . of March 1745, wherein 
you inform as that the controversy between the Town and m r . 
Everill's heirs was Determin'd in favour of the Town by the Lords 
of the Committee & that their Judgment has put and End to that 
Dispute, The Town arc very much obliged to you Gent", for the 
great Care and Pains you have taken in this Affair and are well 
satisfied that your Conduct herein has been so agreeable to their 
Instructions, as we know not upon what Facts or Points their 
Lordships gave their Judgment, should be glad you'l please to pro- 
cure a Copy thereof from the proper Office and Send it by the first 
Opportunity. 

The Town transmitted a Bill of Exchange to you for Three 
Hundred Pounds Sterling, drawn by Andrew Oliver Esq r . on the 
late [366.] m r . Storkes and Son, which you advise us was duly 
paid, as we can't pretend to know the Expence you have been at 
in the whole of this Affair the Town would be glad to have your 
account that they may see how it stands. m r . Kilby has never yet 
been paid for the Frame of m r . Faueuils picture, which h'll please 
to Charge in said account, and also for your own Trouble & Care 
in the above Controversy, as you are the best Judges what will be 
an hands- more Recompence therefor. We are Gentlemen, with 
greatful acknowledgments for your good Services to the Town, 
Your most Obedi'. 

Humble Servants 

J> SELECT MEN 
Christ . Kilby & Eliak m . Palmer Esq' 

Boston, August 27. th 1751 (sic.) 

Whereas the Petitions of sundry Persons for License to sell 
strong Drink both as [367.] Innholders and Retailers have 
been presented to the Select men and at several meetings by them 
Considered A List of their names and the street where each 
Person dwells with the actings of the Select men on said Petitions, 
is here Recorded as follows Viz'. 

(Omission of entry in original, on pages 367 and 368.) 

[369.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug". 31". 1747, 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 173 

m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Atkinson street being now paved, the Select men viewed the 
same agreeable to the Vote of the Town and approved thereof 

Ordered That a Draft be made on the Town Treasurer for six 
Hundred Pounds old tenor, being the Sum allowed by the Town 
for paving the said Street. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep*. 15 th . 1747. 

Present 

John Stcele Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 

It is Agreed upon and Ordored that Thursday [37O.] The 
twenty-fourth day of September Current, be the time for running 
the Line and renewing the Bound marks between the Town of Bos- 
ton and the Town of Roxbuiy, and that the Select men or any two 
of them be a Committee for and in behalf of the Town of Boston 
fully Authorized and Impowered to join with such persons as the 
Select men of Roxbury shall appoint and impower to attend and 
perform the same and that all Persons concerned therein be and 
hereby are desired to meet at the house of m r . John Gray ton at 
the sign of the Greyhound in Roxbury at two of the Clock in the 
afternoon of the said Day in order to attend the said Business, 
and the Town Clerk is hereby directed to give seasonable notice 
(by a Letter) to the Select men of Roxbury of this Appointment, 
desiring them to appoint and Impower a Committee in the behalf 
of the Town of Roxbury, to join with us in that Service accord- 
ingly, and if the Weather should prove [371.] Wet and appar- 
ently unsuitable for the performance of the said Work on the Day 
above mentioned then the same to be attended and performed the 
next day, Viz', on Friday the twenty fifth Day of September Cur- 
rent, to meet at the said place at two o'Clock in the afternoon. 

The following Letter was Wrote to the Selectmen of Roxbury, 
Viz 1 . 

Gentlemen, Boston, Sept r . 15 1747. 

These are to give you notice that this Year is the time wherein 
according to Law, we are required to run the Boundary Line be- 
twixt this Town and the Town of Roxbury. You are therefore 
desired to appoint and Impower a Committee to join with that of 
ours for the performance of that Service, and that they meet us at 
the house of m r . John Graton at the sign of the Greyhound in 
Roxbury, on Thursday the twenty fourth Day of September Cur- 
rent, at two o'Cloek in the afternoon ; the Persons appointed 
in behalf of this Town are the Select men Viz'. Samuel Adams 
and John Steel Esq". Cap'. [372.] William Salter Abiel Walley 
Esq r . m r . John Tyng m r . Jeremiah Belknap and m r . Samuel Grant 
and they or any two of them are Impowered to run the Line and 
renew the Bound marks between the said Towns of Boston and 
Roxbury accordingly, but if the Weather on the said Twenty 



174 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

fourth day of September should prove Wet and apparent!}- unsuit- 
able for the performance of this Work, than We do propose and 
appoint to attend the same on the next Day following, Viz', on 
Friday the twenty-tilth of this instant September to meet at the 
said place at two o'clock in the afternoon 

By Order of the Select men 

EZEKIEL GOLDTHWAIT, Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sepf. 23 d . 1747. 
Present 

Samuel Adtims Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap 1 . Salter 

m r . Belknap 

m r . Grant 

[373.] Mr. Hugh Orr this Day delivered to the Select men 
Forty three small Arms and Bayonets, being part of the One hun- 
dred and fifteen he Contracted for and the Select men gave him an 
Order on Thomas Hancock Esq r . for the Sum of Four hundred and 
Seventy three Pounds old tenor to be paid out of the Money lodg'd 
in his hands by order of the Town to Purchase small arms. The 
said Hugh Orr &c. Bond for Three Hundred Pounds old tenor lent 
him the 7 Lh . of January last, still to remain in m r . Hancocks hands, 
until the remainder of the Guns be delivered. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 28 th . 1747. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r 

John Steel Esq. 

Cap*. Salter 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Belkuap 

m r . Grant 

The Select men of Boston in Concert with the Select men, 
[374.] of Roxbury attended the Perambulation betwixt the Two 
Towns on the twenty fourth day of September Current, A Report 
whereof is here Recorded, as follows Viz*. 

, Pursuant to Agreement we tho subscribers met at the time and 
place appointed and run the Line and renew'd the ancient Bound 
marks between the said Town of Boston and the Town of Rox- 
bury, beginning at the mouth of the Creek which opons into the 
Bay loading to Cambridge and so goes as the Creek runs until it 
c:>mos to a range with the Fence and Trees which parts between 
John Richardson Esq. Land formerly called m r . Minot's then cross 
the street or highway till it comes to a large stone standing end 
way in the fence and from thence to a stump with a heap of stones 
about Eighty feet from the highway and from thence streight to a 
little Knowl upon the E;lge of the Creek a corner of the Hounds 
and from thence Easterly as the [375.] Creek runs till it comes 
to a stake marked B, on one side and R. on the other in Col. 
Lamb's dam and from thence as the Creek runs into the Bay be- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 175 

twoen Boston and Dorchester, Dated the 24 th day of September 
1747, 

{JOSEPH HEATH 
JOSEPH WELD 
ELEAZ B . WILLIAMS 
EDWARD CHILD 
( JOHN STEEL 

Select men j WILL M . SALTER 

of Boston j JER. BELKNAP 

(_ SAM L . GRANT 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Thirty two shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings & six 
pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p. Bushell on a 
six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges 
and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
Computed as follows, Viz . 

oz. dr 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 5f 

Wheaten 1 - 10 

Household 2 - 8^ 

Six penny White Loaf 8 - 6 

Wheaten 9-15 

Household 15 - 3 

N.B. A six penny Loaf (old tenor) of Major Thvvings [376.] 
Brown bread that does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal or 
Bread of any other Person that Bakes the like Sort must weigh 
O 1 . 10 OZ - 3 dr " and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 7 th . 1747. 
Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Bclknap 

m r . Grant 

Voted, That John Wardell (who is appointed to weigh all Hay 
brought to Market) give Bond to the Town Treasurer in the Pen- 
alty of Two Hundred Pounds, upon Condition that he faithfully 
Discharge tb.3 Duty of that Office and account with the Select men 
once every Quarter of a Year for the Profits by him received in 
that Service, and pay the same to [377.] The Town Treasurer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct r . 28 th . 1747. 

Present. 
Capt. Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Belknnp 
m r . Grant 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Voted, That the Sealers of Wood be allowed six pence old 
tenor p. Cord, for all Wood that they shall Measure & Seal. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Brend at 
the rate of Thirty four shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat 
and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings 
& six pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p r . Bushell 
on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 - 4 

Wheaten 1 - 12 

House hold 2 - 7 

[378.] Six penny White Loaf 7 - 15 

Wheaten 10 - 4 

Household 14 - 10 

NB. A six penny Loaf (old tenor) of Major Thwings brown 
bread that does not exceed one fifth part, Indian Meal or Bread 
of any other Person that bakes the like Sort must weigh O l - 10 01 - 
8^* and. larger loaves in the same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 4 th . 1747. 

Present 

Samuel Adams Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

John Wardell who was appointed Hay Weigher at the Engine 
lately Erected by the Town for that purpose appeared and was 
Sworn to the faithful Discharge of the said [379. J Trust before 
Samuel Adams Esq r . 

Two of the Men belonging to the Engine at the Westerly part 
of the Town appeared & informed that m r . Ebenezer Messinger the 
late master of the said Engine, had removed out of this Town to 
Live, and desired that m r . John Brown might be appointed Master 
of the said Engine in his room. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 11 th . 1747. 

Present 
Cap 1 . Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belkuap 
m r . Grant 

Upon Complaint made that the Watchmen at the North Watch 
house were found a Sleep. 

Voted, That each of them be Fined as follows Viz 4 . Timothy 
Merrow, Forty shillings, Isaac Peirce, Twenty shillings. Jabez 
Tutile Twenty Shillings, Abia Holbrook, Twenty shillings. 



NINTH BOOK 

OF TUB 

SELECTMEN'S MINUTES. 



[1.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 13 th . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq* 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Capt. Benjamin Edwards one of the Collectors of Taxes for the 
year 1746 appeared & produced his Receipts in full from the Prov- 
ince & County Treasurers, of tlie Taxes Committed to him to Col- 
lect for tlie said year and desired a Draft on the Town Treasurer 
for the Premium for Collecting the same. 

The Collectors of Taxes chosen for the Year 1747, being desired 
to attend and give their answers, whether they would accept & 
serve in the said Office, and give in their [2.] Bonds, that so the 
Books may be delivered to them, which the Assessors inform'd the 
Selectmen were ready. 

Cap 4 . Benj a . Edwards, Answers, he is ready to Serve 

m r . John Stamford ------- he is ready to Serve 

m r . Elias Dupee - - - - - - - - he is ready to Serve 

Dea. Will m . Larrabee ------ he is ready to Serve 

Capt. Alex r . Cunningham ------ refuses to Serve 

m r . John Ruddock ------------ Sick 

Ordered, That those of the Collectors who have accepted that 
office, be desired to procure their Bondsmen against next Wednes- 
day. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Thirty six shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p. Bushell on 
a six penny white white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell Charges 
which is Computed as follows Viz 1 . 

[3.] Of Penny White Loaf f- 3J 

Wheaten 1 - 10 

Household 2 - 5 

Six Penny White Loaf 7- 7 

wheaten ------9- 7 

Household 13-14 



180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[1O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec' 23 d 1747. 

Present 
Cap* Salter 
Abiel Walley Esq r 
m r lielknap 
m r Grant- 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Br >ad at 
the Rate of Thirty six shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheateu Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household, six pence p. Bushell on a six 
penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, and 
on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oe - dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1- 3 

Wheaten 1- 10 

Household 2- 5 

Six Penny White Loaf r i- 1 

Wheaten 9- 7 

House hold 13- 14 

[11.] NB. A six penny Loaf of major Thwings brown bread 
that does exceed one fifth part Indian Meal and bread of any 
other person that bakes the like Sort must weigh 0'-9 oz -8 dr and 
larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec T 30 th 1747 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Capt. Salter 
m r Tyng 
m r Belknap 
m r Grant 

Application being made to the Select men in behalf of the Hon- 
ourable the Justices of the Inferiour Court of Common pleas and 
Court of General Sessions of the peace for the County 'of Suffolk, 
that they may have the Liberty of Faueuil Hall for the said Courts 
to Sit in. 

Voted that Liberty be accordingly Granted. 
Ordered. That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Thirty eight shillings [12.] Old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat & seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three 
shillings and six pence p r Bushell on House hold Bread six pence 
p r . Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed 
for charges and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, viz 1 . 

oz - dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1 2 

Wheaten 1 8J 

House hold 2 3| 

Six Penny White Loaf 7 

Wheaten 13 4 

House hold 9 

NB. a Six penny Loaf of major Thwrngs brown bread that 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 181 

does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal and bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh O 1 - 9 OZ - I 41 and larger 
loaves in the same proportion. 

At a meeting of the Honourable His majestys Justices of the 
peace, the Gent n the Select men, and overseers of the Poor [13.] 
Within the Town of Boston at Faneuil Hall on Thursday the 
7 th Day of January 174 7. 

Present 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
The Hon. Anthony Stoddard Esq r . 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
William Downe Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace 
Capt. William Saltcr 
m r John Tyng 
m r Jeremiah Belknap 
m r Samuel Grant 

Select men 

The Hon r Jacob Wendell Esq r 
William Tyler Esq r 
John Hill Esq r . 
m r Edward Bromfield 
m r Isaac Walker 
m r Ebenezer Storer 

Overseers of the Poor 

[14.] A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then 
agreed upon to be attended upon Wednesday the thirteenth day 
of January instant, at nine o'Clock in the morning if the Weather 
be fair, if not then on Friday following the fifteenth instan f , and 
it is also agreed to meet at Faneuil at Five o'Clock in the Evening 
of the sail I Day of Visitation, to Report the State of the Town &c. 
The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz*. 

Ward, Number One 
TheHou . Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . Ebenezer Storer 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . Richard Buckley 
m r . Samuel Hunt 
m r . William Nichols, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap*. John Goldthwait 
m r . John Barrett 

[15.] Capt. Nathaniel Barber 

Capt. Benjamin Edwards 
m r . Thomas Miliken, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq. 



182 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Isaac Walkar, 

Capt. Henry Atkins 

m r . Thomas Goodwill 

Deacon William Larrabee 

m r . Samuel (lough, Constable 
Ward, Number Four 

William Tyler Esq r . 

Jacob Royal I Esq r . 

m r . William Fairfield 

m r . Joho Ruddock 

m r . John Gardener 

m r . Samuel Ballard, Constable 
Ward, Number Five 

The Hon Anthony Stoddard Esq r . 

Dauiel Henchman Ksq r . 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

Cap* John Games 
[16.] m r . Joseph Lasenby 

m r . Jonathan Cary, Constable 
Ward, Number Six 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 

Cornelius Waido Esq r . 

m r . Edward Bromfield 

m r John Tyng 

nr Daniel Bell jun r , Constable 
Ward, Number Seven 

Hugh Hall Esq r . 

Nathaniel Balstone Esq r . 

John Philips Esq r . 

m r Jacob Parker 

m r John Knceland 

m r Philip Viburt, Constable 
Ward, Number Eight 

Joshua Wiuslow Esq r . 

William Dovvne Esq r . 

m r Jeremiah Belkuap 

m r Joshua Bhinchard 

m r Richard Sircnmb, Constable 
[17.] Ward, Number Nine 

The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

Samuel Sewall Esq r . 

William Stoddard Esq r . 

in r Elias Dupee 

m r John Spoouer 

tn r Daniel m'kean, Constable 
Ward, Number Ten 

The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke E*q r . 

Capt Jeremiah Green 

m r . Nathaniel Gardner 

m r . William Crowell 

in r . Edward Baker, Constable 



SELECTMEN'S MIXCTES, 1747. 183 

Ward, Number Eleven 

Thomas Hub hard Ksq r . 

Capt. William Salter 

m r . Edmund Quiucy 

m r . Samuel Detning 

m r John Winslow 

m r . William Bowles, Constable 
[18.] Ward, Numbor Twelve 

The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 

Col. John Hill 

m r . Thomas Greene 

Joshua llenshaw Esq r . 

Capt. James Day 

m r . William Coffin 

m r . John Collsou 

m r . James Cunningham, Constable and the Town 
Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of the above Order or Sort- 
uient, accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Jan 17 . 13 th . 1747. 

Present. 

John Steel Esq r . 
Capt. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Voted, That a Draft be made on the Town Treasurer for the 
Sum of Four hundred and [19.] Sixty pounds fourteen shillings 
and a penny payable to John Steel Esq r . in full of the Committees 
Account for Fortifying the Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 10 th 1747, 

Present. 

John Steel Esq r . 
Capt. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m T . Belknap 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That m r . Henry Allen, Housewright be and hereby is 
appointed one of the Sealers of Wood in the room of m r . Joseph 
Birch who was formerly appointed to that Service & now declines 
serving any lon-jer in that office. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Brend at the 
Rate of Thirty eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat & 
seven shillings p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread six pence p r . Bushell 
on a six penny white [3O.] Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf f- 2 

Wheaten 1 - 8j 

Household 2 - 3 



184 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Of Six Penny White Loaf ?-" 

Wheaten 9 - 

Household 13-4 

NB. A six penny Loaf of major Thwings brown bread that docs 
not exceed one fifth part Indian meal and bread of any other per- 
son that bakes the like Sort must weigh |f- f- and larger loaves in 
the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 17 th . 1747. 

Present 
Capt. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Belknap 
m". Grant 

m r . Joseph Jackson one of fhe Firewards informs [31.-] That 
he had Prosecuted one Clongh before m r . Justice Hall for refusing 
to assist him when ordered in Extinguishing the Fire at the Court 
house, who Fined the said Clough the sum of Forty shillings agree- 
able to the Law in that Case provided. Voted, That the Town 
Clerk wait on the said Justice in the Name of the Selectmen and 
receive the said Sum that they may Dispose thereof as the Law 
directs. 

Mem . Feb. 20 th . 1747. 

The Select men having been Served with a Copy of Nathaniel 
Wardell jun rs . Petition to the Great and General Court now setting, 
relating to the B\ -Law lately made for the weighing of Hay in 
this Town. Signed and presented the following Answer thereto, 
Viz 1 . 
Province of the Mass a . Bay, 

To His Excellency William Shirley Esq r . Capt. General & Gov- 
ernour in Chief in and over His majestys Province of the massachu- 
setts Bay in New England, To the Hon ole . His [22.~] Majestys 
Council and House of Rep res . Assembled the 3 d . day of February, 
1747. 

The Subscribers, Selectmen of the Town of Boston to the Peti- 
tion of Nath 1 . Wardell jun r ., Answer and Say, That true it is an 
Engine for the weighing of Hay brought to market was Erected at 
the Southend of Boston, in the Year 1739, at the Expence of sev- 
eral Gentlemen by Subscription, and not at the Charge of said 
Nathaniel Wardell as he would Insinuate, and a By-Law for regu- 
lating said Engine pass'd the Town, & the said Wardell having 
taken some pains in the affair Petitioned that he might be appointed 
weigher of the Hay at said Engine and receive all the Profits and 
Perquisites thereof for seven Years which was accordingly granted 
him for that Term and no longer, he Complying with said By-Law 
and such other Terms and Conditions as the Select mon should 
think needful and Convenient of the Service [23.] of the Town, 
which were that at the Expiration of said seven Years he should 
peaceably & quietly surrender & Deliver up said Engine unto the 
Select men of the Town of Boston for the time being, or unto such 
other Person or Persons as the said Select men or the major part 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 185 

of them, should for that purpose Order and appoint, with all the 
materials, utensils and Things whatsoever to said Engine belong- 
ing, free of all Charges and Incurnbrances whatsoever as are more 
particularly Expressed in the Obligation then given by said War- 
dell, a Copy \\hereof is ready to be produced it' this lion ble . Court 
shall think proper to see it, That said Wardell agreeable to the 
Vote of the Town Weighed the Hay at the said Engine & received 
the whole Profits thereof lor seven years which were considerable, 
notwithstanding he had by his misbehaviour several times during 
said seven Years Forfeited all right he had to the same, and the 
Select men did not deprive him of it, that soon after the Expiration 
of said [24.] Seven Years, the Select men requested of said 
Wardell to deliver up to 'em said Engine and all thereto belonging 
agreeable to his obligation, but he absolutely refused it, & Con- 
verted it to his own use, tho. he has the assurance in his Petition 
to assert that the Town has Dispossessed him of it, nor has he 
made the least satisfaction to the Town therefor, but removed to 
Roxbury where he Erected an Engine for weighing of Hay. That 
the Town finding they could not get possession of' said Engine & 
that it was necessary to have one for the weighing of Hay made 
to do Justice between the Buyer and Seller thereof, Voted, That 
another should be built for that purpose & pass'd a By- Law for 
regulating the said Engine, which has been Confirmed by the Court 
of General Sessions of the Peace, and the same after a long and 
solemn Debate had on the nineteenth instant, before the Hon ble . 
the Justices of the Superiour Court, as to the Validity thereof, 
determiu'd by the whole [25.] Court to be good and Valid, That 
your Respondents think they can justly Say the Town had no 
Design or desire to ruin the said Nnth 1 . Wardell or distress him in 
the least by not appointing him again Weigher of Hay at said 
Engine, as he several times in his Petition unjustly Insinuates, but 
have all along used him with great tenderness, thd no Person per- 
haps that has behaved in the manner he has done has deserved it 
so little but upon many accounts the Town apprehended the said 
Nathaniel Wardell to be utterly Disqualified for such a Trust and 
so Chose a suitable person to take care of their Engine, Wrigh the 
Hay brought there, and do every thing else required by said Law 
to be done, to be continued in that place during his good behaviour, 
who has been accordingly sworn and behaves with great lidelity to 
Seller and Buyer & gives general Satisfaction to all Concerned. And 
your Respondents humbly Conceive that said Nathaniel Wardell 
has no better right or [26.] Pretence to weigh the Hay at the 
Towns Engine during his Life than any other Inhabitant of the 
Town, nor indeed so good for that he has already by the Towns 
kindness to him had the whole Profit of it for seven years, the time 
agreed upon, and has not as he was Obliged delivered up the 
Engine first Erected, nor any of the materials Utensils or things 
belonging to it, but put the Town at considerable Expence to Erect 
another, and above all is a person whom they Judged wholly unfit 
to be again Entrusted with that Employment, for many reasons 
they could give this Honourable Court, were it necessary ; as the 
Town of Boston have therefore in Erecting said Engine and pass- 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

ing said By-Law done nothing but what they had a right to do "by 
the force of the Province Law, as has been determin'd by the 
Superiour Court, and all required by said Law is for the promoting 
of Justice. Your respondents therefore pray your [527.] Excel- 
lency and Honours will be pleased to Dismiss said Petition as friv- 
olous & Vexatious and give them reasonable Costs. And your 
Respondents shall ever pray &c. 

SELECT MEN. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 2 d . 1747. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap 4 . S alter 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Belknap 

m r . Grant 

John Williston being appointed by the old North Church as Sex- 
ton and Bellringer there is to have his Pay, for Ringing the Bells 
from the first instant. 

Ordered, That a Stranger be sent to the Almshouse at the 

Charge of the Province. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant [28 ] di- 
rected to the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name requir- 
ing them forthwith to Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabi- 
tants of ,he said Town duly Qualified rateable at Twenty Pounds 
Estate to a single Rate (beside the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil 
Hall on Monday the fourteenth Day of March instant, at nine 
o'Clock in the forenoon then and there to Nominate & Choose 
meet Persons to serve the Town the year ensuing, as Select men, 
Firewards, Constables and other necessary officers as the Law 
directs, to Grant such Sums of money as shall be judged needful 
for the releif of the Poor & defreying other necessary Charges, to 
receive the Reports of the Towns Committees on several Affairs ; 
to act upon the List of Jurors ; to appoint a Committee to Visit 
the Schools, To Choose Auditors of the accompts of the Town 
Treasurer and Overseers of the Poor, to Determine what Premium 
shall be allowed the Collectors of Taxes, as also what time the 
Assessors may [SO.] Set to make Abatement of Taxes ; To 
Consider of the Petition of the Church Wardens & Vestry of Kings 
Chappel for granting 'em a small peice of Land at the East end 
thereof ; of the Petitions of Mess. Peleg Wiswall, John Lovel, 
Samuel Gibson, Samuel Holyoke Abia Molbrook and Samuel Hoi- 
brook for an addition to their Salarys, of Thomas Johnson for 
Liberty to Build a Shop on the Towns Land at the head of the 
Dock, of Samuel Hunstable for an allowance for Ringing the Bell 
of the Meeting house, at the Westerly part of the Town at the 
hours of one, Five and Nine o'Clock for One year, of the Collectors 
of Taxes for the Year 1 747. for an addition to the Premium al- 
lowed 'em already for collecting said Taxes ; of And w Cunningham 
& Benjamin Edwards for an Abatement of the Taxes of several 
Persons committed to them to Collect ; Of the Grave Diggers that 
another Burial place may be provided, also to Consider and Deter- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1747. 187 

mine [3O.] upon some effectual Method to prevent the pernicious 
Practice of Forestalling the Market, and the Exorbitant Demand 
of Country Butchers and others in the price of Provisions, 
Whether Faneuil Hall Market shall Continue shut up after the 
third Tuesday of march instant, and what is necessary to be further 
done for the better Regulation thereof , Whether the Town will Sell 
the Quit rent due on m r Frareys Lease, or do any thing concerning 
the same ; Also to receive & Examine the Accompts of the Gran- 
ary & Determine Whether they will make any addition to their 
present Stock for Purchasing Grain ; Whether they will sell or in 
what manner Improve a peice of Land near Alexander Hunts by 
Fort-hill ; what will be most for the advantage of the Town, to do 
with the Dirt in the Streets ; upon some method for the more easy 
supplying the Town with Fuel ; Whether the Town will repair 
their Ware houses, & rebuild Swing bridge, [31.] To Secure the 
Towns Interest at Windmill point and repair the highway there, & 
Choose Jurors for April Court; and to Act upon all such other 
matters and Things as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 16, 1747. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . Middlecott Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . John Tyng 
m r . Thomas Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk, post tip an assize of Bread as 
the same is now stated for Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of 
the market, being as follows. Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1- 2 

Wheaten 1- sf 

Household 2- ^f 

[32.] Six penny White Loaf 7- 

Wheaten 9- 

Household 13- 4 

Computed at Thirty eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat & seven shillings p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three 
shillings and six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, six pence 
p r . Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves al- 
lowed for Charges, and on white Bisket two shillings p Bushell 
for Charges, And the several Bakers within this Town are Ordered 
to mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first Letter 
of their Christian Names, and with the first and last Letters of 
their Sirnames and the Clerks of the Market are directed to make 
allowance for Bisket well Baked. 

N.B. A Six penny Loaf of Major Thwings Brown Bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & Bread of any other 
Person that bakes the like Sort must weigh 8 OZ - 8 dr - and larger 
Loaves in the same Proportion. 



188 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[33.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 30 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Mr. Jeremiah Allen appearerl & informed the Select men that 
he was willing to undertake the Business of attending Faneuil Hall 
market in order to receive the moneys arising on the Sale of Pro- 
visions there, and do whatsoever else may be thought proper by 
the Select men in said Business, and was willing to give Securitt 
for his Fidelity &c. and propos'd to leave it to the Town or Select 
men what Consideration or allowance shall be made him for his 
Trouble in the affair, and mentioned James Allen Esq r . for his 
Bondsman. 

Voted, That M r . Jeremiah Allen be and hereby is appointed for 
the purposes aforesaid [34.] During the pleasure of the Select 
men, and that he give Bond of the Penalty of Seven Thousand 
Pounds New Tenor, with James Allen Esq r . for his good Behaviour 
&c. 
Mr. Allen gave Bond accordingly, with the said Surety as on File. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 31". 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq T . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Capt. Salter 
ni r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

The Petition of a Number of the Congregation of Kings Chap- 
pel, praying the Select men would call a Town Meeting as soon as 
conveniently may be for the Grant of a peice of Land at the East 
end of the said Chappel to Enlarge the same &c. was read [35 ] 
and is as follows, Viz'. 

Boston, March 29 th . 1748. 
Gentle men, 

You may remember that at the General Town Meet- 
ing of the Inhabitants of Bos/on the third Tuesday of March in- 
stant, we preferr'd a Petition, praying for the Grant of a peice of 
Land belonging to the Town to the East-ward of Kings Chappel, 
in order to enlarge the same, and the Town so favourably received 
it as to appoint a Committee to View the premisses & Report to 
the Town whether it would be best to grant the same, and they ac- 
cordingly met, Viewed the Land petitioned for, and heard us upon 
our Petition and in general apprehend it would be no prejudice to 
the Town to grant us what we desired, but judged we had not 
sufficiently Express'd in said Petition, and prefer another, which 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 189 

by leave of the Town we accordingly did & have now another 
ready to present to the Town that fully Expresses the Contents 
[36.] of the Land we desire to have granted us. We would 
therefore pray you, Gentlemen will be pleased to call a Town 
Meeting as soon as conveniently may be, in Order to Consider, of 
our Petition, and we are Sorry we should give the Town this 
Trouble of having a Meeting on Purpose for this affair but as there 
is an absolute Necessity for it, said Chappel being much gone to 
decay, & must be rebuilt or repaired this Summer and materials 
must soon be provided for it, & were we to tarry till May Meeting 
it would be too late, We there fore hope you'l grant the request of 
Gent", your Hum ble . Servants 

WILLIAM HUTCHINSON 
SHRIMP-TOX UUTCHINSON JOHN Box 
JAMES GOIJDON CHARLES APTHOKP 

ROBT. AUCHMUTY HENRY LLOYD 

JOHN GIBBINS GEORGE CRADOCK 

SILV. GARDINER J. OVERING 

POWERS MARIOT JAMES FORBES 

JOHN READ THOMAS HAWDING 

[37.] The Select men taking the same into Consideration and 
thereupon, 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majesty's Name requiring them forwith to Warn all the 
Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Qualified, 
rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the fourth day of 
April next at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then & there to Consid- 
er of a Petition of the Minister, Church Wardens and Vestry of 
Kings Chappel, for granting them a peice of Land at the East end 
of said Chappel on part whereof the Latin School now stands, in 
order to enlarge the same, and also to Consider of the Proposals 
that may be made by the Petitioners for Purchasing a peice of 
Land, and Erecting a new School house at their Expense, in Con- 
sideration of said Grant. 

[38.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 6 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

m r . Cooke 

Cap*. Salter 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

The Petition of the Hon ble Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r . and others 
a Number of the Congregation of Kings Chappel praying the 
Selectmen would call a Town Meeting as soon as conveniently may 
be for the Grant of a peice of Land at the East end of the said 
Chappel to Enlarge the same &c. as Enter'd the ;31 8t of M-ircli 
last ; Read & the former Order for a Town Meeting be set 
aside. 



190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name requiring them 
forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the 
said Town, duly [39.] Qualified rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate 
to a single Ra e (beside the Poll) to Convene at Fanenil Hall on 
Monday the eleventh day of April instant, at nine o'Clock in the 
forenoon then and there to Consider what is necessary further to 
be done for the Regulation of Fanenil Hall Market, Also to con- 
sider the petition of the Minister, Church Wardens, & Vestry of 
Kings Chappel, for granting 'em a peice of Land at the East end 
of said Chappel, in order to enlarge the same (the Latin School 
standing on part thereof) and of the Proposals that may be made 
by the Petitioners for Purchasing a peice of Land, and Erecting a 
New School house at their Expence, in Consideration of said Grant. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 13 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

Deacon Hill 

The Lease being Expired of the Towns Land to the [4O.] North- 
ward of the North Battery, where m r . Merchants Shipyard now 
io. Voted, That Capt. Steel be desired to inform m r . Merchant 
thereof and forbid him putting up any more Building thereon, but 
forthwith Quit the said Land and Surrender the same up to the 
Town. 

Voted, That m r . Increase Blake (sealer of Weights and meas- 
ures) be desired to procure Thirty Hundred Weights, & Seal them 
by the Towns Standard, so as to have them carried up to the Hay 
market by this seven night, in order to prove the Engine for 
Weighing of Hay, the next Day at Eleven o'Clock. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 20 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

Mr. Cooke 

Cap 4 . Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

[41.] The Selectmen this Day, agreed to Sell the Peice of 
Land, Buildings &c. in Water street, which they were Impowered 
to do, at the Town Meeting the fourteenth Day of March last, 
having given publick notice thereof several times in the news 
papers, & several Persons now attending to Purchase it, it was 
propos'd to them, that whoever purchased it should pay one 
Quarter part down, and the other three Quarters on Executing the 
Deed, and it was accordingly sold to Cap 1 . John Comrin, (who 
appeared by m r . Henry Newman) who was the higliest bidder for 
One Thousand and Seventy five Pounds old tenor Bills. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 191 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 22 d . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
ni r . Ccoke 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

This Day, Charles Apthorp Esq r . Treasurer of [42.] Kings* 
Chappel in Boston, George Cradock, Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r ., 
D r . John Gibbins, D r . Silvester Gardiner and mr. Thomas Haw- 
ding a Committee of said Chappel, attended the Select men and 
informed th:it they were appointed a Committee by the Proprietors 
&c. of Kings Chappel to wait on the Select men in order to Com- 
ply with the Terms and Conditions of the Grant of a peice of Land 
on part whereof the Latin School now stands, made to the said 
Chappel by the Town at their Meeting the Eighteenth instant for 
to Enlarge said Chappel. and presented the Select men with a Vote 
pass'd by said Proprietors relating to the same, which is as fol- 
lows, Viz e . 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors and Subscribers for rebuilding 
Kings Chappel in Boston on 22 d . April, 1748. 

Voted Unanimously, That they Accept of the Towns Land 
Voted to them on Monday the Eighteenth instant, also Voted, 
That Charles Apthorp Esq r . Treasurer to the said Subscribers 
[43.] George Cradock Esq r . Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r . D r . John 
Gibbins, D r . .Silvester Gardiner and in r . Thomas Hawding be a 
Committee and they are hereby impowered to do and Act every- 
thing necessary towards Compleating the Agreement between the 
Select men and the Petitioners of Kings Chappel, relating to said 
Chappel. 

To the Select men of Boston, now sitting at Fanenil Hall. 
Pursuant to the above Vote, we the Subscribers do hereby 
Promise to Comply with, and Execute the Conditions contained in 
the Vote or Grant of the Town, at their Meeting held on the 18 th . 
day of this instant April in favour of the Petitioners. 

Witues our hands 
CHA. APTHORP, Treasurer 
G. CRADDOCK ~) 
April 22 d . 1748. E. HUTCHINSON | 

J. GIBBINS > Com tee . 

S. GARDINER 
T. HAWDING J 

[44.] And the Select men upon Considering of said Vote, 
Apprehended the said Proprietors of Kings Chappel and thereby 
Accepted said Grant from the Town, and thereupon, 

Voted, That the said Acceptance was fully satisfactory to the 
Select men, they performing the Conditions upon which said Grant 
was made, as ai - e Expressed in said Town Vote. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 25 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 



192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread, at 
the Hate of Forty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, & 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread [45.] Six pence p. 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or Larger white Loaves al- 
lowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny While Loaf 1- 1<( 

Wheaten 1- 7^- 

House hold 2- 2 

Six Penny White Loaf C- 13| 

Wheaten 8- 13 

Household 12- 12 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that does 
not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal, & Bread of any other per- 
sons that bake the like Sort must weigh Eight Ounces five Drams 
and larger loaves in the same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 30 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Tyng 

M r . C'ooke 

Cap* Salter 

M r . Grant 

[44.] Charles Apthorp Esq r . & the other Gent n . of the Com- 
mittee from Kings Chappel, presented to the Select men for the 
use of the Town of Boston a Deed of a peice of Land in School 
street in order to build a School house upon, agreeable to a Re- 
port of a Committee made to the Town at their meeting the Eigh- 
teenth instant, which was accepted to by the Town. And declared 
that they were ready to proceed and build the said School accord- 
ing to the Vote of the Town, which Deed the Select men have 
accepted, and directed that the same be put upon Record. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 4 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 

[45.] Mr. John Tyug One of the Select men moved that the 
following Declaration may be Enterd with their minutes Viz', on 
the thirtieth day of April last, Charles Apthrop Esq r . and the o'her 
Gentlemen of the Committee from Kings Chappel presented the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 193 

Select men of Boston with a Deed of a peice of Land in School 
street in order to Build a School house upon, agreeable to a Report 
of a Committee made to the Town at their meeting on the eigh- 
teenth of said April by Adjournments, and the Question was ask'd, 
whether they would accept of their Deed then at that time, said 
John Tyug did give his Vote (being one of the Select men) against 
Receiving and Recording the same. 

The said Motion being Considered of, 

Voted, that the same be Enter'd in their minutes accordingly. 

Voted, that the Swing bridge be built in the same place and form 
that the last was. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston [46.] In His Majesty's Nome requiring 
them forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
of the said Town (within their Precincts) that have an Estate of 
Forty shillings p r . Annum of Freehold in Land within this Province 
or Territory at the least, or other Estate to the Value of Forty 
Pounds Sterling, to Convene at Faneuil Hall upon Tuesday the 
tenth day of May instant at nine o'Clock in the forenoon then and 
there to Elect and Depute One or more Persons (being Freeholders 
& Resident in the Town) according to the Number Set and limited 
by an Act of the General Assembly to Serve for and Represent 
them in a Great and General Court or Assembly appointed to be 
Conven'd held and kept for his Majesty's Service at the Court house 
in Boston upon Wednesday the twenty fifth day of said May, and 
so De Die in Diem during their Session and Sessions, according (o 
a Warrant under the hand & seal [47.] of Benjamin Pollard Esq r . 
Sherriff of the County of Suffolk bearing date the twenty sixth day 
of April, in the Twenty-first year of His Majestys Reign anno 
Domini, 1748. 

And alike requiring them to Warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of said Town, qualified as the Law directs to meet at 
the same time and place to Consider of the Petitions of m r . Zacha- 
riah Hicks & m r . John Procter jun r . for an addition to their Salarys ; 
Of the Petition of several Freeholders that the Town would Recon- 
sider their Vote pass'd ihe 18 th . of April last, relating to the accept- 
ance of the Report of a Committee then made for Granting a peice 
of Land, to the Minister, Church Wai'deus and Vestry of Kings 
Chappel ; Of the Request of the Committee of the Proprietors of 
the Long Wharffe or Pier at the lower end of King street, that the 
Breast Work lately Erected at the End of said Wharffe may be 
removed ; Of the Petition of Thomas Fleet that a small peice of 
Land in [48.] Water street may be Leased him for a Term not 
less than Fourteen years ; Of the Petition of Joseph \Vhite Esq r . 
and others Collectors of Taxes, for an Abatement of sundry sums 
Committed .to them to Collect, To Grant such Sums of money as 
rna.y be thought needful for the Rcleif of the Poor and defraying 
other necessai 1 }' Charges ; to receive the Reports of the Towns 
Committees on several Affairs ; to Choose such other Officers as 
are wanting ; and to Act upon all such Matters and Things aa 
stand ref err'd over to said Meeting. 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 11 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Hill 

Moss". Joshua Blanchard & William Faivfield [49.] Appeared 
and Desired that they may have the Liberty of Building of some 
Tombs in the old Burying place for the accomodation of sundry 
Inhabitants \vho are desirous of having them ; Ordered, That they 
Endeavour to get leave of the Relations of those who lay Buried 
in the said Burying ground, & lay the same before the Select men 
for their further Consideration. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 30 th . 1748. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk, post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Forty five shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for Wheat, 
and seven shillings p r . Bushell on \Vhcaten Bread, Three shillings 
and six pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p r . Bush- 
ell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz 4 . 

[5O.] Of Penny White Loaf 

Wheaten 1 

House hold 1 



Six Penny White Loaf 
Wheaten 



15 
14 
1 
13 



House hold 1 1 

N.B. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that does 
not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal and Bread of any other per- 
son that bakes the like Sort must weigh six ounces twelve Drams, 
and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 22 d . 1748. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Ordered, That m r . Thomas Bently have the Charge of the Engine 
kept in a house adjoyning [51.] To the Old North Meeting house 
(in the room of m r . John Brown deced) and he is allowed Eighteen 
Men besides himself, Viz'. 

Thomas Bentley 

James Clarke 

John Baker 

William Stone 

Francis Marshall 

Timothy Brown 

Oliver Luckis 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 195 

Eleazer Newhall 
Dauiel Barker 
Ebenezer Brown 
William Edes 
John Ballard 
Jonathan Brown 
John Clough 
Richard Gooding 
Elijah Doubledee 
John Brown 
John Richardson 
Samuel Bickner 

[52.] And in Case there should happen any Difference at any 
time among them, that they should want to put out or take in a 
Man, the said Thomas Bentley that has the Charge of the Engine 
shall give an account of the same to the Select men for their allow- 
ance & Orders for their proceeding, and at any time if a Fire should 
break out, the saidBeniley is Ordered, to Improve the said Engine, 
where he thinks he may do the most Service and to take Care 
that at no time the Doors of the Engine house be obstructed by 
Snow. &c. and to Work the said Engine once every Month from the 
first of April to the first of October, and to See that the Engine 
and Pails be kept in good Order, and when at any time it shall hap- 
pen that anything is out of Order or wanting for the said Engine 
they apply directly to the Select men for their Direction in the 
affair and that at all times they bring with them an Ax and Fire 
hook and Commit the same to the [53.] Charge of two of their 
Company who shall be appointed to manage the same by the Select 
men, and in Case either the Hook or Axe be not brought they are 
not to be Entitled to the Bounty of Five Pounds old tenor as by 
the Towns Vote. 

And for their Cai'e and Diligence in the same, the Inhabitants 

of the Town at their meeting the Day of March 1 74- have by 

a Vote freed them from all other olfices in the Town, and also 
granted a Premium of Five Pounds old tenor, to be paid out of 
Town Treasury to the Engine that shall be first brought to Work 
at a House or other Building that shall be on Fire. 

Voted, that the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this Town, 
pursuant to the Vote & Order of the Inhabitants at their meeting 

the of last be attended on Tuesday the twenty Eighth day 

of June Current, and that the following Gentlemen be desired to 
accompany the Select men in the said Visitation, Viz*. 
[54.] The Hon b!e . John Osborne Esq r . 

The Hon. Joseph Wadsworth Esq r . 
The Hon. Ezekiel Lewis Esq r . 
The Hon. Josiah Willard Esq r . 
The Hon. William Foye Esq r . 
The Hon. Samuel Waldo Esq r . 
The lion, Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
The Hon. John Wheelwright Esq r . 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
Joshua Win slow Esq r . 



196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

William Stoddard Esq r . 

Charles Apthorp Esq r . 

John Erviug Esq r . 
The Gent", the Rep ve . of the Town of Boston. 

The Rev d . m r . Thomas Prince 

The Rev d . D r . Charles Chauncey 

The Rev d . m r . Mather Byles 

The Rev d . m r . Jeremiah Condy 

The Rev d . m r . Ellis Gray 

The Rev d . m r . Andrew Eliot 

The Rev d . m r . Samuel Cooper 

m r . Peter Chardou 
[55.] m r - Jeremiah Belknap 

m r . Jeremiah Alien 

m r . James Pitts 

m r . AVilliam Bowdoin 

rn r . Joseph Sherburne 

m r . Thomas Goodwill 

Ordered, That m r . Savell give seasonable notice to the several 
Gentlemen of this appointment, and that they be desired to meet 
at Faneuil Hall at nine o'Clock in the morning of said Day, and 
that he acquaint the several School masters therewith. 

Voted, That there be a Dinner for Thirty Gentlemen provided 
on the Day for Visiting the Schools, and that mess". Steel & Salter 
be desired to see the same provided. 

At a, Meeting of the Select men, June 27 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

Cap 1 . Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Cooke 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Hill 

[56.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread, at the Rate of fifty shillings old tenor, pr. Bushell for 
Wheat, & seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three 
shillings and six pence pr. Bushell on Household Bread six pence 
pr. Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 14 

Wheaten 1- 3 

House hold 1- 11 

Six Penny White Loaf 5- 7 

Wheaten 7- 2 

House hold 10- 3 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that does 
not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & Bread of any other person 
that bakes the like Sort must weigh Six ounces three Drams, and 
larger loaves in the same Proportion. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 197 

[57.] At a Meeting of the Select men. June 29. 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq*. 
m r . Cooke 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Charles Apthorp Esq r . in the Name of the Committee of Kings 
Chappel, made an offer to the Select men, that if they would Build 
the G rammer School, as the same is propos'd for them to Build, 
he vvill Pay them or their order Twenty four Hundred Pounds old 
tenor. 

Voted, That a Subscription be put forward in Order to Compleat 
the same as soon as may be. 

The Select men according to Appointment on the twenty eighth 
day of June instant, Visited the Publick Schools in this Town, 
accompanied by the following Gentlemen, Viz'. 

The Hon. John Osborne } 

Joseph Wadsworth > Esq. 
Ezekiel Lewis j 

[58.] The Hon ble . Josiah Willard ^ 

William Foye 

Samuel Waldo } Esq. 

Andrew Oliver 
John Wheelwright J 
Joshua Winslow 
William Stoddard [ Esq. 
Chailes Apthorp 
John Erving 
The Rev d . m r . Prince 
m r . Byles 
m r . Gray 
m r . Eliot 
m r . Cooper 
m r . Peter Chardon 
m r . James Pitts 
m r . William Bowdoin 
m r . Jeremiah BelUnap 
m r . Jeremiah Allen 
m r . Joseph Sherburne 
m r . Thomas Goodwill 

and found the South Grammer School, wherein [59.] were One 
Hundred and Twenty Scholars in very good Order, the South 
Writing School in the Common wherein were Two Hundred and 
Seventy Scholars in good Order, the Writing School in Queen street 
of Fifty seven Scholars in good Order, the north Grammer School 
of Thirty Eight Scholars in good Order, and the North Writing 
School wherein were, Two Hundred and Seventy Scholars in good 
Order. 



198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 11 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap*. Salter 

m r . Tyng 

m r . Gi-ant 

m r . Hill 

The Question being put whether the Select men are willing and 
Content to receive Twenty [6O.] Four Hundred Pounds old tenor 
as offered by Charles Apthorp Esq r . in behalf of the Committee of 
King's Chappel, with the Houses now standing on the Land whereon 
the new Grammer School is to be built and discharge the said 
Committee from Building said School, and that the Select men 
will proceed to Erect said School as soon as the Subscription is 
Compleat in order to finish the said Building without putting the 
Town to any Charge? the said Question being put, It pass'd in 
the Negative. 

The Question being put, whether the Select men will now Deter- 
mine that tlie Town he called together, in order to know if they 
will accept the aforesaid sum of Twenty four Hundred Pounds old 
tenor &c. It pass'd on the Negative. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 13 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
[61.] Cap 1 . Salter 

m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

George Cradock Esq r . D r . John GibMns, & D r . Sylvester Gar- 
diner in behalf of themselves and others, a Committee of Kings 
Chappel appeared and desired the Opinion of the Select men how 
far that they had proceeded respecting the money offered by Charles 
Apthorp Esq r . in lieu of Building the Grammer School as p r . Vote 
of the Town, They were informed thereof; and then they desired 
to know the Opinion of the Select men as to the Dimensions of 
said School, which they by the Vote of the Town are now ready to 
proceed to Build. 

At a Meeting of the Select men. July 20 th 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

[62.] The Select men having been desired by the Committee 
of Kings Chappel as Entred the 13 th . instunt to inform them 
what School house they think will be to the satisfaction of the 
Select men, made Reply, A Brick house of the Dimensions follow- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 199 

ing, Vizt. Thirty four feet front towards School street, Thirty six 
feet deep on the Passage and twelve feet stud, with suitable Doors 
and Windows and Finished Workmanlike to the acceptance of the 
Select men with House of Office, Wood house &c. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 25 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap* Suiter 

rn r . Tyng 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fifty shillings [63.] old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat 
Seven shillings p. Bnshell on wheateu Bread. Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread six pence p Bushell on 
a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
& on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
Computed as follows Viz 4 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 0- 14 

W beaten 1- 3 

House hold 1- 11 

Six penny AVhite Loaf 5- 7 

Wheaten 7- 2 

House hold 10- 3 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that does 
not exceed One fifth part Indian meal & Bread of any other per- 
sons that bake the like Sort must weigh Six Ounces six Drams, 
and larger loaves in the same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, August 10 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 

[64.] Whereas mess rs . Joshua Blanchard and William Fairfield 
have desired the Liberty to Build three new Tombs in the old 
Burying place next m r . Cook's Land, they having the Liberly of 
the Relations of those Buried where the said Tombs are ti> be 
built. 

Voted, that Liberty be accordingly granted them, they Building 
a Wall the breadth of said Tombs as usual and keep the same in 
repair forever. 

Mr. Cooke informs that m r . Thomas Gunter offers to be at the Charge 
of Digging and Building a Cellar under the new G rammer School 
house, going to be Erected at his own Cost and Charge and leave 
it to the Town, at their next general meeting to Consider what 
time he shall improve it. 



200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select mpn, August 17 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 

[65.] Cap'. Salter 

m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

rn r . Samuel Gibbon for himself, & m r . Edward Baker as Guar- 
dian to the Child of Henry Gibbins deccd. having delivered up their 
Lease of the Salt works on the Neck leading to Roxbury Ordered 
that the Town Clerk be desired to take a proper Release thereon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 24 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Katharine Gard a Stranger with her Child was sent to the Alms- 
house the 22 d of this mouth to be supported at the Charge of the 
Province. 

Judith West a Stranger with her Child [66.] was sent to the 
Almshouse, the ninth of this month, to be Supported there at the 
Charge of the Province. 

At a meeting of the Honourable his Majestys Justices of the 
Peace, and the Select men of Boston Aug. 1748. 

A Ward on Boston Neck upon the Lords Days was then Or- 
dered and appointed from and after the Day of October next 

ensuing inclusive, as has been Customary here to fore, and a War- 
rant was issued accordingly, and is in the words following, Viz'. 

Boston ss. 

To each and every of the Constables of the Town of Boston, 
Greeting. 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & General Court pass'd in the 
eleventh Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King William III, 
Entitled an Act for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is Enacted 
" That from time to time when and so often as a Military Watch 
shall not be ordered [67.] and appointed to be kept, the Justices 
of the Peace, together with the Select men of each Town within 
this Province are Impowered and Authorized to Direct and Order 
a suitable Watch or Watches to be Setup and kept &c. and also a 
Ward to be kept every Lords Day and other Days as they shall 
think needful and to appoint the Number whereof such Watch and 
Ward shall consist, and the time, for the beginning and Continu- 
ance of the same, and the Constable or Constables of the Town, 
having orders accordingly given him or them in writing by the Jus- 
tices and Select men are thereby impowered and required from 
time to time to Warn such Watch & Ward respectively and to see 
that all persons so warned by them do attend and observe their 
Duty in that Regard." And Whereas the said Justices & Select 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 201 

men are informed of frequent Prophanation of the Lord's Day 
(especially at this Season of the year) by loose vain persons, 
Servants Negroes &c. unnecessarily Travelling or Walking to & 
from Boston, and Roxbury with neglect of attending [68.] On 
the Publick Worship of God in either place, and bringing from the 
neighbouring Towns, Corn, Apples and other Fruits of the Earth 
to the great annoyance of the Publick Peace and Scandal of our 
Christian Profession, It is therefore Ordered by the said Justices 
& Select men that from and after the date hereof and until the 

Day of October next ensuing inclusive, the Constables of and 

within the Town of Boston and every of them by turns do Warn 
and appoint eight meet and sober persons, Inhabitants of the said 
Towns, on the Lords Days to Ward on the Neck or highway be- 
tween Boston and Roxhury at some convenient place near the Line 
of Defence Four of the said Persons are to give their attendance 
there from seven o'Clock in the morning until half an hour after 
twelve at noon, and there to be relieved by the other Four who 
are to continue upon Duty until the Dusk of the Evening And the 
Constable or Constables are to take Care in [69.] Warning there- 
of that such Ward do not Consist of all or the greatest part youths 
but that some able House holders or other sufficient Persons be 
joined with them, and the said Constables are hereby enjoined to 
give in Charge to such Ward to prevent and Suppress such Dis- 
orders, to Examine all Passengers and restrain them from Dis- 
porting, Idle Walking or Unnecessary Travel on the Lords Day, 
and if any person or persons shall be Rude, Refractory or shall re- 
fuse to give a satisfactory account of the Occasion of their Travel- 
ling or otherwise misbehave themselves to take them up and carry 
them before the next Justice of the Peace, or return their names 
to such Justice in order to their being Examined and proceeded 
against according to the nature of their Offence as Prophaners of 
the Lords day. 

Given under our hands and seals the Day of August in the 

Twenty second Year of His Majestys Reign annoq. Domini 1748. 

[7O.] At a Meeting of the Select msn, Aug". 29 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Mr. Henry Quincy agreed to Hire the lower part of the Towns 
Warehouse on the Town Dock late in the Occupation of m r . John 
Dennie at One Hundred & Eighty pounds old tenor p. annum 

Ordered, Th:tt the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fifty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat and seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread Three shillings :md six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, Six pence p. Bushell on a 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
which is [71.] Computed as follows, Viz 1 . 

of Penny White Loaf 0- 15 J 

Wheaten 1- 5| 

House hold ----- l- 15 

Sis Penny White Loaf 5- 14 

Wheaten 8- 1 

House-hold 11- 13 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fiflh part Indian Meal & Bread of any other 
persons that bake the like sort, must weigh six ounces and larger 
loaves in the same proportion 

Boston, Sept. 8, 1748. 

Whereas the Petitions of sundry Persons for License to Sell 
strong Drink, both as Inn holders and Retailers have been pre- 
sented to the Select men, and at several meetings by them Con- 
sidered A List of their names and the street where each per- 
son dwells, with the actings of the Select men on said Petitions, is 
here Recorded as follows, Viz'. 

(No Entries on pages 72 and 73.) 

[74.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 16 th 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Stc-el Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forth with to Warn all 
the Free holders & other Inhabitants of the said Town qualified as 
the Law directs to meet at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday the Twen- 
ty first day of September instant, at ten of the Clock in the fore- 
noon, then and there to consider what the Town will further do as 
to the Regulation of Faneuil Hall Market, and to Choose Jurymen 
for October Court 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 5, 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Voted, That m. Gill & her two Daughters, be sent to the West 
Indies at the Charge of the Province and that the same be done at 
the least Expence that may be. 

Voted, That m r Goldthwait be desired to prepare a Release from 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 203 

m r Gibbins &c. upon the Lease of the Salt ponds, as Enter'd the 
17 th . of August last, as soon as may be. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p r Bushell for Wheat, and seven 
shillings p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread Three shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread six pence p r . Bushell on a 
six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves [76.] allowed for 
Charges, and on white Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 10 

Wheaten 1- 1 

House hold 1 - 6 

Six Penny White Loaf 4- 8 

* Wheaten 6- 6 

House hold 8- 7 

NB. A Six penn} r Loaf of Major Thwings Brown Bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & Bread of any other 
Persons that Bake the like Sort must weigh Five Ounces Six 
Drams, and larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 31 st . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
Cap 4 . Salter 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That m r . John Blowers have [77.] the Charge of the 
Engine kept in a House next to the County Goal in Boston and he 
is allowed Eighteen men besides himself Viz 1 . 
John Blowers 
Gershom Flagg 
James Young 
Eliphalet Parker 
Isaac Vergoose 
John Low 
Samuel Bracket 
Zephaniah Bassett 
Thomas Crafts 
Jacob Cheney 
Peter Roberts 
Stephen Greenleafe 
John Ridgaway 
William Russell 
William Frost 
Thomas Brice 
James Buck 
John Glen 
Walter Motley 

[78.] And in Case there should happen any Difference at any 
time among them, that they should want to put out or take in a 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Man the said John Blowers that has the Charge of the Engine 
Bhall give an account of the same to the Select men for their allow- 
ance and Orders for their proceeding and at any time if a Fire 
should break out, the said Blowers is ordered to Improve the said 
Engine where he thinks he may do the most Service and to take 
care that at no time the Doors of the Engine house be Obstructed 
by Snow &c. and to work the said Engine once every month from 
the first of April to the first of October, and to See that the En- 
gine & Pails, be kept in good Order and when at any time it shall 
happen that any thing is out of order or wanting for the said En- 
gine (hey apply directly to the Select men for their Direction in 
the affair, and that all Fires they bring with them an Ax & Fire 
hook & Commit the same to the Charge of two of their [79. J 
Company who shall be appointed to manage the same by the Select 
men, and in Case either the Hook or Axe be not brought they are 
not to be Entitled to the Bounty of Five Pounds old tenor as by 
the Towns Vote. 

And for their Care and Diligence in the same, the Inhabitants 

of the Town at their meeting the Day of March 174- have 

by a Vote free'd them from all other Offices in the Town, and also 
Granted a Premium of Five Pounds old tenor to be paid out 
of the Town Treasury to the Engine that shall be fir.-;t brought to 
Work at a House or other Building that shall be on Fire. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 28, 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Cooke 
Cap 4 Salter 
m r . Grant 

Whereas Liberty was grunted to mess. Joshua Blanchard & 
William Fairfield on the [8O.] Tenth of August last, to Build 
Three Tombs in the Old Burying place, next to m r . Cookes Land 
and m r . Blanchard being since Dead. 

It is allowed that Deacon Jacob Parker be joined with m r . Fair- 
field in the room of said Blanchard to Build the said Tombs they 
conforming to the Rules and orders mentioned in the said Vote of 
the tenth of August last. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 30 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for Wlieat, & Seven 
shillings p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, [81.] Six pence p r . 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 205 

for Charges, aud on White Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Vitz 1 . 

oz - dr 

Of Penny White Loaf - 10 

* Wheateu 1-1 

House hold 1 - 6J 

Six Penny White Loaf 4-8 

W beaten 6 - G 

House hold 8-7 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal and Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh Five ounces six 
Drams and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 23 d , 1748. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Mnjestys Name requiring them [82.] Forthwith to 
"Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town 
(within their Precincts) that have an Estate of Forty shillings p. 
Annum of Free hold in Laud, within this Province or Territory at 
the least, or other Estate to the V r :ilue of Forty pounds, Sterling, 
to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the twenty sixth day of 
December instant, at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then aud there 
to Consider & Depute a Person if they see Cause (being a Free- 
holder and Resident in the same Town) to Serve for and Repre- 
sent them in the Great & General Court or Assembly in their Ses- 
sion or Sessions the present Year in the room of James Allen Esq r ; 
who for his Contempt of the orders of the Honourable House of 
Representatives was Expelled that House. 

And alike requiring them the Warn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of said Town Qualified as the Law directs to 
meet at the same time and place to Choose [83.] One or more 
Collectors of the Taxes in the room of such persons as were Chose 
in March last and refuse to Serve, and also to Choose Jurors for 
January Court. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 26. 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m T . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
ra\ Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread, at 
the rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings & 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p r . Bushell 
on a six peuny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Man the snid John Blowers that has the Charge of the Engine 
shall give an account of the same to the Select men for their allow- 
ance and Orders for their proceeding and at any time if a Fire 
should break out, the said Blowers is ordered to Improve the said 
Engine where he thinks he may do the most Service and to take 
care that at no time the Doors of the Engine house be Obstructed 
by Snow &c. and to work the said Engine once every month from 
the first of April to the first of October, and to See that the En- 
gine & Pails, be kept in good Order and when at any time it shall 
happen that any thing is out of order or wanting for the said En- 
gine they apply directly to the Select men for their Direction in 
the affair, and that all Fires the}- bring with them an Ax & Fire 
hook & Commit the same to the Charge of two of their [79.J 
Company who shall be appointed to manage the same by the Select 
men, and in Case either the Hook or Axe be not brought they are 
not to be Entitled to the Bounty of Five Pounds old tenor as by 
the Towns Vote. 

And for their Care and Diligence in the same, the Inhabitants 

of the Town at their meeting the Day of March 174- have 

by a Vote free'd them from all other Offices in the Town, and also 
Granted a Premium of Five Pounds old tenor to be paid out 
of the Town Treasury to the Engine that shall be first brought to 
Work at a House or other Building that shall be on Fire. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 28, 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Cooke 
Cap' Salter 
m r . Grant 

Whereas Liberty was granted to mess". Joshua Blanchard & 
William Fail-field on the [8O.] Tenth of August last, to Build 
Three Tombs in the Old Burying place, next to m r . Cookes Land 
and ra r . Blanchard being since Dead. 

It is allowed that Deacon Jacob Parker be joined with m r . Fair- 
field in the room of said Blanchard to Build the said Tombs they 
conforming to the Rules and orders mentioned in the said Vote of 
the tenth of August last. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 30 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p r . Bu shell for Wheat, & Seven 
shillings p r . Bnshell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, [81.] Six pence p r . 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 205 

for Charges, aud on White Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Vitz 1 . 

oz - dr 

Of Penny White Loaf - 10 

* Wheateu 1-1 

House hold 1 - 6J 

Six Penny White Loaf 4 - 8 

Wh eaten 6 - G 

House hold 8-7 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth pail Indian meal and Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh Five ounces six 
Drams and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 23 d , 1748. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to tlie Constables of Boston. 

In His Mnjestys Name requiring them [82.] Forthwith to 
Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town 
(within their Precincts) that have an Estate of Forty shillings p. 
Annum of Free hold in Laud, within this Province or Territory at 
the least, or other Estate to the Vulue of Forty pounds, Sterling, 
to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the twenty sixth day of 
December instant, at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then aud there 
to Consider & Depute a Person if they see Cause (being a Free- 
holder and Resident in the same Town) to Serve for and Repre- 
sent them in the Great & General Court or Assembly in their Ses- 
sion or Sessions the present Year in the room of James Allen Esq r ; 
who for his Contempt of the orders of the Honourable House of 
Representatives was Expelled that House. 

And alike requiring them the Warn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of said Town QualiQed as the Law directs to 
meet at the same time and place to Choose [83.] One or more 
Collectors of the Taxes in the room of such persons as were Chose 
in March last and refuse to Serve, and also to Choose Jurors for 
January Court. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 26. 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread, at 
the rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings & 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p r . Bushell 
on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p r> Bushell [84.] for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 10 

Wheaten 1 - 1 

Household 1 - 6 

Six Penny White Loaf 4-8 

Wheaten 6 - G 

House hold 8-7 

N.B. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that does 
not exceed one fittli part Indian meal and Bread of any other 
Person that bakes the like Sort mu.st weigh Five Ounces six Drams, 
and larger Loaves in the same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec 1 . 28 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Mess". William and Edward Page have this [85.] Day agreed 
with the Select men, to Build one Ship more on the North Battery 
ground, their time to Commence from the first day of October last, 
at Six Pounds old tenor p. Month, and to deliver up the same unto 
the Select men or their Order on or before the first day of July 
next ensuing, or Pay a Fine of one Thousand Pounds old tenor, 
and they are not to lay any Ship or Vessell against the Battery, 
nor Grave any vessell on the Flatts near the same. 

The Several Collectors of Taxes for the year 1748 appeared and 
proposed the following Persons for their Bondsmen, Viz'. 

Captuin Benjamin Edwards offered for his Bondsmen, William 
Stoddard Esq r . & m r . Isaac White. 

Deacon William Larrabee offers Deacon Edward Procter & m r . 
Francis Richey, for his Bondsmen, who were approved. 

M r . John Ruddock offers Cap'. Nat. Greenwood & m r . Samuel 
Holland for his Bondsmen who were approved of. 

M r . Hopestill Foster, offers Mess- Thomas Foster [86.] And 
Unite Moseley for his Bondsmen who were approved of. 

M r . John Grant offers mess". Samuel Grant and Joseph Grant 
Jun r . for his Bondsmen who were approved of. 

M r . John Stamford offers William Stoddsird Esq r . & m r . Tim . 
Newell for his Bondsmen. 

M r . Harrison Gray, Appeared & Agreed to keep the Town's 
Warehouse now in his possession at tl& Rate of One hundred and 
Eighty pounds old tenor p. annum, to Commence the first day of 
September last, to be paid by the half Year. 

Voted and Ordered That Isaac Peirce be and hereby is ap- 
pointed to take the Charge and (.'are of the North Burying place 
in the room and stead of Jabez Tuttle and the said Peirce <s to be 
allowed, for Digging each Grave for a uian or woman Twenty 



SELECTMEN 7 ^ MlNUTES, 1748. 207 

shillings old tenor, & for Children ten shillings and no more, and 
to Conform strictly to these Allowances [87.] until the Select 
men shall order otherwise. 

Voted, That the Grave Diggers in the South Burying places be 
Allowed for Digging a Grave for a man or Woman Sixteen Shil- 
lings old tenor, tor Children Eight shillings, and for a Negro Man 
or Woman Shillings. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, January 11 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Voted, That the Town Clerk be directed to write a Letter to 
Christopher Kilby and Eliakim Palmer Esq r , Agents for the Town 
of Boston in London to send the Select men an account of the 
Three Hundred Pounds Sterling, which they received of mess. 
Storke & Son, by virtue of a Bill of Exchange from Andrew 
Oliver Esq r . and that he write Duplicates of the said Letter [88.] 
And Direct one to m r . Kilby, and the other to m r . Palmer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Janry 30 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r , 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 

M r . James Hamilton Appeared & Offered to take care of the 
Province Hospital on Rains fords Island. 

Voted, That the Consideration thereof be refer'd to next 
Wednesday. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for Wheat, and seven 
shillings p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and six 
pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread. Six pence p r . Bushell on a 
six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
and on White Bisket two shillings [89.] p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz 4 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 10 

Wheaten 1-1 

Household l-6 

Six Penny White Loaf 4-8 

Wheaten 6-6 

Household 8-7 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal & Bread of any other 
persons that bake the like sort must weigh Five Ounces six Drams 
and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable his Majostys Justices of the 
Peace, the Gentlemen the Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor 
within the Town of Boston at Faneuil Hall on Monday the twenty 
sixth of February A. D. 1748. 

Present 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq*. 
John Fay er weather Esq r . 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace. 
[9O.] Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

M r . Middlecott Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. William Salter 
m r . John Tyng 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . Thomas Hill 

Select men 
John Hill Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 
M r . Ebenezer Storer 

Overseers of the Poor. 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then Agreed 
upon to be attended upon Wednesday the fifteenth day of Feb- 
ruary instant, at nine o'Clock in the morning, if the Weather be 
fair, if not then on Friday following, the seventeenth instant, and 
it is also Agreed to meet at Faneuil Hall at Five o'Clock in the 
Evening of said Day of Visitation to Report the State of the Town 
&c. 

The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz'. 
[91.] Ward, Number One 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
M r . Ebenezer Storer 
M r . Samuel Grant 
M r . Samuel Hunt 
M r . John Grant 
M r . John Clough, Constable 
Ward, Number two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
M r . John Barrett 
Cap'. John G old th wait 
M r . John Ruddock 
M r . Thomas Edes, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
Henry Atkins Esq r . 
M r . Isaac Walker 
M r . William Larrabee 
M r . John Tudor 

M r . Benjamin Andrews, Constable 
[92.] Ward, Number Four 

William Tyler Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748. 209 

Jacob Royall Esq r . 

M 1 . William Fairfield 

M r . Edward Langdoa 

M r . John Scollay 

M r . Robert Ford, Constable 

Ward, Number Five 
Daniel Henchmtm Esq r . 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Clark Esq r . 
Cap*. D.miel Pecker 
M r . John Staniford 
M r . Henry Newman 
M r . Nathaniel Procter, Constable 

Ward, Number Six 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
Williams Stoddard Esq r . 
Cornelius Waldo Esq r . 
m r . Edward Bromfield 
m r . John Tyng 
m r . James Pitts 
m r . Augustus Hail, Constable 

Ward, Number Seven 
[93.] John Phillips Esq r . 
M r . Peter Chardon 
Cap 1 . Henry Berry 
M r . Jacob Parker 
M r . John Simpson 
M r . John Southack, Constable 

Ward, Number Eight 
Joshua Winslow Esq r . 
William Downe Esq r . 
M r . Middlecott Cooke 
M r . Joseph Sherburne 
M r . Joseph Jackson 
M r . William Wait Wallis, Constable 

Ward, Number Nine 
The Hon- Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
John Erving Esq r . 
Cap'. Nath 1 . Barber 
Cap'. Benj a . Edwards 
M r . William Nichols, Constable 

Ward, Number Ten 

[94.] The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
Jeremiah Green Esq r . 
Timothy Prout Esq r . 
m r . William Bowdoin 
Cap'. Samuel Hewes 
M r . William Muckleroy, Constable. 

Ward, Number Eleven 
Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 
Cap'. William Salter 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Thomas Oxnard 
m r . Stephen Greenleafe 
m r . Thomas Flucker 
m r . Rulus Greene 
m r . Thomas Ethridge, Constable 
Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 
John Hill Esq r . 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Thomas Mill 
m r . Hopestill Foster 
iu r . Thomas Foster 
m r . William Wheeler Constable 

[95.] And the Town Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of 
the above Orders or Sortment accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Febry. 15, 1748. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r> 
Cap'. Salter 
m r Tyng. 
m r . Grant 

Mr. John Earle Master of one of the North Engines informs 
that Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . desires that the said Engine which 
now stands on his Land may be removed & that the same may be 
well accomodated on the Land belonging to m r . Webb's Church, 
near the Watch house, and that the Committee of the said Church 
are willing to place it there if the Select men desire it. 

[96.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Febry 22 d . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Sophia Knot a Singlewoman appeared and informed that she 
Came from Louisbouig the beginning of January last in one Cap'. 
Cole, that she was warned out of this Town the IX th . of January 
and then went to Roxbury where she lives at one m r . Clarke's, 
that she is now with Child but is warned by the Select men of 
Roxbury to depart that Town, and it appearing that she is not an 
Inhabitant of this Town or any other in this Province* it's, appre- 
hended that the Charges for her Support (if any there should be) 
must be paid by the Province but that this Town are answerable 
to the Town of Roxbury therefor. 

[97.] Voted, That the Select men write a Letter, to the Se- 
lect men of Roxbury, to Indemnify that Town from any Charge 
that may arise on said Sophia to the first of June next, and a 
Letter was sent accordingly. 

The Select men Agreed with James Hamilton of Boston to take 
the Charge of the Province Hospital at Rainsfords Island, he to 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748-9. 211 

have One Hundred Pounds old tenor p. annum and be allowed 
seven Cord of Wood, a year, to go on to the Island the twenty 
fifth of march next. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 27 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. S alter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixty Shillings [98.] Old tenor p. Bnshell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p r . Bushell 
on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges, & on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges 
which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 10 

Wheaten 1- 1 

House hold 1- 6 

Six Penny White Loaf 4- 8 

Wheaten 6- 6 

House hold 8- 7 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Major Th wings Brown Bread, that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh Five Ounces Six 
Drams and larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 

[99.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March 1 st . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r Hill 

Voted, That the Select men meet on Monday next at Four 
o'Clock in the forenoon, in order to make out the Warrant for fhe 
annual Town Meeting on March instant. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 6 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
John Steel Esq. 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Tyng 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

D r . Sylvester Gardiner & m r . Thomas Hawding [1OO.] Two of 
the Committee for Kings Chappell attended the Select men on the 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

first instant, and informed that they were desired by said Commit- 
tee to Let them know that the School house by them Erected on 
the South Side of School street on the Laud by them Purchased of 
Richard Saltonstall Esq. and Mary his Wile, and for which they 
gave a Deed to the Select men for the use of the Town of Boston 
in April last, is now finished as they apprehend in such a manner 
as is required by the Vote of the Town, desiring the Select men to 
view said School, and if they Judge it is finished to accept thereof 
for the use of the Town, and accordingly on Friday last, m r . Han- 
cock, m r . Cooke, Cap 1 . Salter, m r . Grant and m r Hill went to said 
School, and there met D r . Gibbins, D r . Gardiner and m r . Hawding 
Comt 66 . &c. and full}' Viewed said School and think the same is 
Compleatly finished according to the Vote of the Town in April 
[1O1.] Last, and that the same ought to be accepted by the Town, 
and no\v a Question being put, whether the Select men will accept 
of said School for the use of the Town. 

Voted in the affirmative, & that the Selectmen accordingly give 
them a Deed of the Lands granted to the said Chapel in April last. 

John Tyng Disagreeing the acceptance of the School not having 
Viewed the same, & Disagrees giving a Deed. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders and other Inhabitants of said Town duly qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall, on Monday the thirteenth day 
of March instant, at nine o'Clock in the forenoon then and there to 
Nominate & Choose meet Persons to serve the Town the Year en- 
suing as Select men, Town Clerk [JO3.] Overseers of the Poor, 
Firewards, Constables and other necessary Officers as the Law 
directs, to Grant such Grants of money as shall be judged needful 
for the relief of the Poor and defreying other necessary Charges, 
to Receive the Reports of the Towns Committees on several affairs 
To act upon the List of Jurors to appoint a Committee to Visit the 
Schools, To Choose Auditors of the Accounts of the Town Treas- 
urer & Overseers of the Poor ; to determine what Premium shall 
be allowed the Collectors of Taxes, as also what time the assessors 
may set to make Abatement of Taxes ; to Receive and Examine 
the accompts of the Granary, and Consider of the Petition of m r . 
John Fenno, keeper thereof for an addition to his Salary ; of the 
Petition of Joseph White Esq r . for Erecting an Engine near the 
North Market for weighing of Hay brought by Water; Whether 
Faneuil Hall market shall be continued to be opened [1O3.] after 
the second Day of april next, and what is necessary to be further 
done, for the better regulation thereof, What Method is best for 
ihe Town to take to Improve the Lands and Salt ponds on the 
Neck ; Where the Stalls and Fish Market on Scarlets Wharffe 
shall be Fixed, and what is best to be clono with the Towns Lands 
and Buildings at the head of the Town Dock formerly Leased to 
m r John Dolbeare & Thomas Hubbard Esq. whose term therein is 
Expired, to choose jurors for April Court, and to act upon all such 
other matters and things as stand referr'd over to this Meeting. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1748-9. 213 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 10 th . 1748. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq*. 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Grant 

m r . Cooke 

Cap'. Salter 

tn r . Hill 

George Cradock, Charles Apthorp Esq. & Dr. Sylvester Gardi- 
ner, Three of .the Committee [1O4.] Of Kings Chappel attended 
the Select men, and informed them that they had prepared a Deed 
of the several Peices of Land, and Priviledge Granted to the said 
Chappel by the Town on the Eighteenth of April last, & desired 
the Select men to Execute the same, which Deed the Select men 
perused and Apprehend the same is drawn agreeable to the Vote of 
the Town and all the Select men (except m r . .John Tyng) Signed 
Sealed and acknowledged said Deed & then Delivered it to said 
Committee. 

Note, m r . John Tyng not being present was sent for and in- 
formed that the Select men desired he would come & Execute said 
Deed with them, but he answered m r . Savell, that he was busy, 
that the Select men knew his mind about it, that he would not 
sign said Deed, till the Articles were Complied with. 

Mem . The said Committee at signing said Deed, promised 
the Select men, [1O5.] that when they removed the Dead, they 
would send for the Selectmen, and not remove them but by their 
Directions, tho' they have obtained Liberty from the Relatives of 
the Deceased to remove them, as appears by a Writing under such 
Relatives hands. 

At a Meeting of the Select men March 15 th . 1748 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq T . 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
Cap*. William Salter 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . Thomas Hill 
m r . John Gardner 

The Rev d m r . Andrew Le Mercier appeared & desired to have 
the Liberty for the French Congregation which are at present but 
small, to meet in the South G rammer School in Order for carrying 
on the Publick Worship on the Lords Days, as they are deprived 
of a place to meet in at present. 

[1O6.] Voted, That Liberty be Granted for them to Meet in 
the said School house accordingly 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 22 d 1748, 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 



214 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

James Ramsey who came into this Town with Cap*. Inches, 
being Lame having Froze his Feet in the Passage and not able to 
Support himself, was sent to the Almshouse at the Charge of the 
Province. 

The Select men and m r . James Hamilton Interchangeably 
Signed an Agreement for keeping the Province Hospital on Rains- 
fords Island the 17 th . of March instant and is as follows, Viz'. 

[1O7.] Boston, March 17. 1748. 

Whereas the Great and General Court at their Session the 8 th . of 
February 1748, did by their Order Authorize and Improve the 
Select men of Hoston, to agree with some suitable Person to keep 
the Hospital lately built by Order of the said Court at Rainsfords 
Island for the Reception of Sick and Infectious Persons and for 
their time & service in taking Care of the Sick &c. who may be 
sent to the said Elospital by the Year. 

Pursuant to the said Order the Select men have this Day agreed 
with m r . James Hamilton to keep the Province Hospital on Rains- 
fords Island accordingly, who is to take care all proper Care of 
such sick Persons as may from time to time be sent to the said 
Hospital, finding and providing Nurses, Assistance and all things 
necessary for their Comfort and Relief, the Charge thereof to be 
born by the said Persons themselves if they are able, or if Poor & 
Indigent [1O8.] Then at the immediate Charge of the Province 
as the same shall be Settled and Adjusted by the Select men for 
the time being or a Major part of them and to follow the Orders of 
the Select men, respecting Persons (and Goods) coming on or 
going off the said Island, and he is not to take off, or suffer to be 
taken off, from the said Island any Stones or Ballast whatsoever 
without first having Liberty from the Select men. In Considera- 
tion where of he the said Hamilton is to have the use and Improve- 
ment of the said Island and Housing thereon for one year com- 
mencing the twentieth day of March instant, and to be allowed 
and paid out of the Province Treasury the sum of Twenty five 
Pounds in good Hills of Credit of this Province of the last tenor, 
and also to be allowed seven Cord of Wood, and is also Entitled 
as by Law is provided to Demand and receive [1OD.] Pay from 
such sick Persons as may from time to time be sent thither as 
aforesaid for his attendance and Expences on them during their 
being at the said Hospital, and it is further agreed that the Select 
men shall and will Afford their assistance to the said Hamilton in 
the premises from time to time as need shall require. In Witness 
whereof the said Select men and said James Hamilton have here 
unto set their hands the Day first herein mentioned. 

THOMAS HANCOCK ") 

Witness MIDDLECOTT COOKE | a 

EZKK L . GOLDTHWAIT JOHN STEEL 

WILLIAM SALTER ^ 
SAMUEL GRANT 
THOMAS HILL 
JOHN GARDNER 
JAMES HAMILTON 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 215 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 27 th 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
[11O.] m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post np an Assize of Bread as 
the same is now Stated for Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of 
the Market being as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 10 

Wheaten 1- 1 

House hold 1- 6J 

Six Penny White Loaf 4- 8 

Wheaten 6- 6 

House hold 8- 7 

Computed at Sixty Shillings old tenor p. Bushel! for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread Three shillings 
and six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, Six pence 
p r . Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white 
Loaves [111.] allowed for Charges and on white Bisket two 
shillings p. Bushell for Charges and the several Bakers within 
this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake for 
Sale with the first Letter of their Christian Names and with the 
first and last Letters of their Sirnames, and the Clerks of the Mar- 
ket are directed to make an allowance for Bisket well Baked. 

N.B. A six penny Loaf of Major Thwings brown bread that 
does not exceed one fil'th partlndhm Meal and Bread of any other 
person that bakes the like Sort must weigh Five Pounds Six 
Ounces and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 29 th . 1749 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Hill 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men agreed with m r . John [112.] Rouleston to 
Allow him Thirty five Pounds old tenor bills p. annum for his 
trouble in ringing the Market Bell at the Opening & Shutting up 
of the Market every Day, and sweeping out the House, Three 
Times a Week. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 13 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 



216 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Cap*. Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

Col. Jacob Wendell appeared and proposed to Build a Brick 
Wall on the Bounds between the New School house Yard, & his 
Land from the said School house to the street at his own Charge, 
which was Consented to by the Select men. 

[113.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 19 th . 1749. 
Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 

John Steel Esq. 

Cap 1 . Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

M r . Edward Cheever from Lynn appeared and desired to be 
admitted an Inhabitant of this Town, and Informs that he shall 
bring with him to the Value of Twelve Hundred Pounds old tenor 
and also offers for his Security to Indemnify the Town from any 
Charge, m r - Thomas Cheever his Father and his Brother m r . 
Joshua Cheever both of Lynn. 

M r . Cheever also presented a Petition to the Select men praying 
Liberty to Open a School in this Town to Teach Youth the Latin 
Tongue to Read, Write and Cyper. 

Thomas Hubbard Esq r . whose Lease [114.] of his Shop at the 
head of the Town Dock expired the first of January last, appeared 
and informed the Select men that Tie was ready to join with them 
in the Choice of Five Persons to Value the said Shop, according 
to the sa ; d Lease & After Consideration thereof. 

It was Agreed by the Select men & Said Hubbard that the same 
be apprized by the following Gentlemen who are Free holders and 
Indifferent Persons Viz*, mess". Onesiphorus Tileston and John 
Kneeland nominated by said Hubbard, & Cap 1 . John Indicott & 
m r . William Fairfield nominated by the Select men, and m r . 
Thomas Greene by both Partys, and it is agreed that the same be 
Viewed and Apprized on Monday next at nine o'Clock in the 
forenoon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 24 th . 1749. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 

[115.] John Steel Esq. 

Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post np an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Sixty shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for wheat, and seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and six 
pence p. Bushel! on Household Bread, Six pence p. Bushell on a 
six penny White Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 217 

and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges which is 
Computed as follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 10 

Wheaten 1- 1 

House hold 1- 6 

Six Penny White Loaf 4- 8 

Wheaten 6- 6 

House hold 8- 7 

N.B. A Six Penny Loaf of Major Thwings Brown Bread that 
does not exceed one [116.] Fifth part Indian Meal and bread of 
any other person that bakes the like Sort must weigh Five ounces 
Ten Drams and larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 26 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men received the following Order which pass'd the 
Great and General Court for Building an Additional Wharffe upon 
Rainsfords Island in answer to their Petition Viz'. 

On the Petition of the Select men of the Town of Boston. 
In the House of Rep ves . April 22 d . 1749. 

Read & Ordered, That the Select men of the [117.] Town of 
Boston be directed in the Cheapest manner to cause to be built 
upon Raiusfoi-ds Island another Peice of Wharffe of Twenty feet 
Square and Fourteen feet high in the front at about Twenty feet 
distance from the present Wharffe, to have a Communication 
therewith by a Bridge of Timber or Plank on the Top leaving it 
hollow below that the Gravel may pass thro, and that they oblige 
the Keeper of the Hospital to keep his Passage as well as the 
head of the Wharffe continually clean & clear. 

Ordered, Also that tlie said Select men be directed to make the 
necessary Repairs on the House and Barn on the said Island. 

Sent up for Concurrence 

T, HOTCHINSON, Spk r . 
In Council April 22 d . 1749. Read & Concurr'd 

J. WILLARD, Secry. 
Consented to, 

W. Shirley 
Copy Examined ; p. J. Willard Secry 

[118.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 3 d . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq. 
Cap'. Salter 



218 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Charles Athorp Esq r . appeared in behalf of the Committee of 
Kings Chappel, and informed the Select men that even- thing was 
Compleated at the new School house by them Bnilt for the use of 
the Town, and therefore desired that the Scholars maybe removed 
out of the old School-house, into the New, that so the said Com- 
mittee may go to Work in laying the Foundation of their Church. 
Agreeable to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting in March 
last, the Select men in Conjunction with Thomas Hubbard Esq. 
mide Choice of the several Persons [119.] Following to Value 
the Warehouse in the present occupation of the said Hubbard, at 
the head of the Town Dock, his Lease thereof being expired, 
Viz', mess". John Indicott, William Fairfield, Thomas Greene, 
John Kneeland, and Onesiphorus Tileston, who having attended 
that Service made Report in the words following, Viz 1 . 

Boston. April 29 th . 1749. 

We the Subscribers being desired by the Select men of the 
Town of Boston & Thomas Hubbard Esq r . to Value the Ware 
house in the present occupation of said Hubbard, which the Town 
of Boston are to pay said Ilubbard for, are of Opinion that the 
Town ought to pay to the said Hubbard Twenty one Hundred and 
Sixty Pounds old tenor in full for the value of said Building; We 
having first deducted out of the Value the Thirty pounds formerly 
paid to said Hubbard for part of a Wall on the North side as 
[ISO.] Witness our hands 

JOHN INDICOTT 
WILLIAM FAIRFIELD 
JOHN KNEKLAND 
THOMAS GHEENE 
ONESIPHORCS TILESTON 

Voted, That m r . Lovell, Master of the South Grammer School, 
be directed to remove his Scholars into the New School house, on 
Monday morning next being the Eighth of May instant. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town (within their 
Precincts) that have an Estate of Forty shilling p. annum of Free 
hold in Land within this Province or Territory at the least, or 
other Estate to the value of Forty Pounds Sterling to Convene at 
Faneuil Hall upon Tuesday the ninth [131.] Day of May instant, 
at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to Elect and 
Depute one or more Persons (being Free holders and Resident in 
the Town) according to the Number Set and Limited by an Act 
of the General assembly, to Serve for and Represent them in a 
Great and General Court or Assembly appointed to be Convened 
held and kept for his Majestys Service at the Court house in 
Boston upon Wednesday the thirty first daj 7 of said May and so 
De Die in Diem during their Session and Sessions according to a 
Warrant under the hand & seal of Benjamin Pollard Esq r . Sherriff 
of the County of Suffolk bearing date the twenty ninth day of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 219 

April, In the Twenty second year of His Majestys Reign, ano 
Domini, 1749. 

And alike requiring them to "Warn all the Free holders and other 
Inhabitants of said Town qualified as the Law directs to meet at 
the same time and place to Consider of the Petition of m r . Thomas 
Gunter for a Lease of [122.] the Cellar under the new South 
Grammer School for such a Term as the Town shall think proper 
in Consideration of the Expence he has been at for Buil ling the 
Cellar, of the Petition of m r . Thomas Greene and others that the 
Gun house in the Common ma}- be Removed ; Of the Petition of m r 
John Lovell that a suitable allowance may be made him Cor his 
Support as Master of the South Grammer School, Whether the 
Town will Continue the Salarys of the other School Masters at the 
same Rate as they were Voted the last year of the request of sun- 
dry Inhabitants that the Pavement leading to the Church in Brattle 
street may be Repaired, Whether it be practicable for the Inhabi- 
tants to form a List of the Valuation of their Estates, agreeable to 
the late Act of the Province ; what is best to lie done with the 
several Law Suits now depending between the Town and m r . 
Edward Bromfield and [123.] Others concerning Olivers Dock; 
to Grant such Sums of money as may be thought needful for the 
Releif of the Poor, & defreying other necessary Charges ; To 
Receive the Reports of the Towns Committees on several affairs, 
to choose such officers as are wanting, To Act upon the List of 
Jurors, and also all such matters and Things as stand refer'd over 
to said meeting. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Fifty five shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six ponce p r . Bushell on 
a six penny white Loaf or larger Loaves allowed for Charges and 
on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
computed as follows, Viz 1 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 13 

" Wheaten 1- 3 

House hold 1- 10 

[124.] Six Penny White Loaf 5- 

Wheaten 7- 2 

House hold 9- 1 '2 

NB. A six Penny Loaf of Major Thwings Brown Bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal and Bread of any other 
Person, that bakes the like Sort must weigh Six ounces Five 
Drams, and larger loaves in the same proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 8 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 



220 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

The Select men this Day waited on Thomas Hubbard Esq r . who 
gave the Town Possession of the Ware house and Premisses at the 
head of the Town Dock now in his occupation by delivering the 
Keys to the Select men. 

[135.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 17 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Andrew Oliver Esq r . appeared & presented a Petition for Liberty 
to Build with Timber and Cover with Shingles, a Shed of about 
Seventy feet in length and from Twenty to Twenty four feet wide 
and twelve feet stud on his Wharffe at Olivers Dock, in the place 
where his Ware house was lately Burnt down, and produced a 
Certificate from John Wheelwright Esq r . who is next adjoyning 
that he is consenting thereto. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted according to said Petition. 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of Fifty [126.] Eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three 
shillings and six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence 
p. Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges and on white Bisket two Shillings p r . Bushell 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 12 

Wheaten 1- l| 

House hold 1- 8 

Six Penny White Loaf 4- 11 

Wheaten 6- 10J 

Household 9- 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Major Thwings Brown Bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian meal and Bread of any other 
Person that Bakes the like sort must weigh Five ounces Twelve 
Drams & larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

[127.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 24 th . 1749. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Mr. John Earle Master of one of the North Engines appeared 

and renewed his request that the said Engine may be removed to 

the Land belonging to m r . Webbs Meeting house as Enter'd the 

15 th . of February last. 

Mr. John Leach appeared and renews his request for Liberty 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 221 

to open a School in this Town to teach the Art of Navagation and 
other Branches of the Mathematicks. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted him accordingly, he Conforming 
to the Laws and Rules of the Town. 

Mr. Edward Cheever from Lynn renews his request to be ad- 
mitted an Inhabitant of this Town and to have the Liberty to open 
a School as Eatred the 19 th . of April last. 

[128.] Voted, That he be admitted an Inhabitant of this 
Town accordingly, and have Liberty to keep a School to Teach 
Children to Read in the English Tongue. 

Thomas Hancock & Henry Atkins Esq r . & mess". Matchit & 
Pritchet presented a Petition praying Liberty to Build a Row of 
Ware houses with Wood on the north side of Clarkes Wharffe at 
the Northend of One hundred and Sixty feet in length, Eighteen 
feet wide, and fourteen feet and a half stud, which will not be 
near any other building. 

Voted, that Liberty be granted accordingly. 

Sarah Ross a Poor Sick Woman was sent Yesterday to the 
Almshouse to be Supported at the Charge of the Province she 
being a stranger, and no Inhabitant of this Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 7 th . 1749 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
[139.] m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner. 

Voted, That Copys of a Letter be sent to Christopher Kilby and 
Eliakim Palmer Esq ; Agents for the Town in London, which was 
forwarded to them some time ago, relating to the money advanced 
for the use of the Town in carrying on the Law Suit relating to the 
Town Dock. 

The Select men agreed with M r . Thomas March to send for 
Timber of a suitable length & Biggness for to Build a wharffe at 
Rainsfords Island, according to the Vote of the General Court as 
enter'd the 26 th of April last, he to do & Perform the said Work, 
Workmanlike finding Suitable help and all necessarys therefor, 
except Timber Stones and Plank for the Sum of Two Hundred 
Pounds old tenor. 

[13O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 14 th . 1749. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Mary Ray a Soldier's Wife & her female Child Ann, who were 
brought from Cape Breton by Robert White a Coaster about Ten 
Days past, were sent to the Almshouse the 12 th instant by Col. 
John Hill one of the Overseers of the Poor, Recommended by mess. 



222 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Salter & Hill Select men to be Supported there at the Charge of the 
Province. 

The Select men this Day Discharged the House belonging to the 
Heirs of M r . Ebenezer Clough Blacksmith deced, at the Westerly 
part of the Town, which the Select men hired about Fifteen years 
ago for an Hospital and delivered the Key to the widow Clongh, 
now owner of the said House in the presence of Col. John Hill & 
Deacon William Larrabee [131.] and then promised her to put 
the said House in repair according to strict Justice, and pay her 
the Kent to this Day. 

At a meeting of the Select men, June the 16 th . 1749. 

Present 
Cap*. Salter. 



Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Fifty shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for Wheat & seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread three shillings and six 
pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p. Bushell on a 
six penny White Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which 
is Computed as follows, viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 14| 

Wheaten 1- 3 

Household ------ l- 11 

[132.] Six Penny White Loaf 5- 7 

Wheaten 7- 2 

Household 10- 3 

N. B. a Six penny Loaf of Major Thwing's brown bread that 
does not exceed one fifth part Indian Meal & bread of any other 
person ; that bakes the like Sort must weigh Six ounces Six Drams 
and larger loaves in the same Proportion. 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this Town 
pursuant to the Vote and Order of the Inhabitants at their meeting 
the Ninth of May last, be attended on Friday the twenty third day 
of June Current, and that the following gentlemen be desired to 
accompany the Select men in the said Visitation, viz*. 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq. 
The Hon. Sam. Dan forth Esq. 
The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq. 
The Hon. Thomas Hutchinson Esq. 
The Rev d . Dr. Joseph Sewall 
[133.] The Rev d . m r . William Welsteed 

The Rev d . m r . Samuel Mather 
The Rev d . m r . Samuel Checkley Jun r . 
m r . Edmund Quincy 
m r . Thomas Greene 
D r . Silvester Gardner 

Ordered, that m r . Savell give seasonable notice to the several 
Gentlemen of this appointment and that they be desired to meet at 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 223 

Faneuil Hall at nine o'Clock in the morning of said Day, and that 
he acquaint the several School masters therewith. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, June 21 st . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 

m r . Cooke 

Cap 1 . Salter 

in r . Grant 

m r . Gardner 

Mess". "William & Edward Page, who hired the North Battery 
wharff appeared and [134.] Informed that they had now Launched 
the Ship they had set up, on the said wharffe, and desire to hire 
the same for a further time if it be to be let again for the same use, 
and if not they will remove their Stuff as soon as the Select men 
order. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 26 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cook. 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Sophia Knot with her Child being returned from Roxbury as 
Entred the twenty second of February last were sent to the Alms- 
house to be Supported there at the Charge of the Province, she not 
being an Inhabitant of this Town or any other in this Province. 

The Select men according to appointment [135.] On the Twenty 
third day of June instant Visited the Publick Schools in the Town 
accompanied by the following Gentlemen Viz' 

The Hon Jacob Wendell "| 

Sam 1 Dan forth ! p, g 
And w Oliver 
Tho 8 Hutchinson 
The Rev d . D r Joseph Sewall 

m r William Weelsteed 
m r . Samuel Mather 
m r Samuel Checkley Jun r . 
m r Edmund Quincy 
m r Thomas Greene 
D r . Sylvester Gardiner 

and found that in the South Grammer School there were One Hun- 
dred and Twenty Scholars, in the South Writing School two Hun- 
dred and Seventy eight Scholars, in the Writing School in Queen 
street Seventy-two Scholars, in the North Grammer School Forty 
five Scholars, fa the North Writing [136.] School Two Hundred & 
Fifty Scholars, all in very good order. 



224 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 19 th 1749. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap' Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Charles Apthorp Esq r . one of the Committee of Kings Chappel 
appeared and informed the Select men that they were now Digging 
of the Trenches for the Foundation of their Church, and desire that 
the Selectmen will see the remains of several of the Dead Bodys 
removed. 

Voted, That m r . Williston be directed to A.ttend that Service & 
to acquaint the several Relations of the Deceased, as Occasion offers, 
and when no Relations are to be found to inform the Select men of 
the same. 

[137.] Deacon Jacob Parker and m r . Fairfield appeared and 
desired Liberty to Build a Line of Tombs in the old Burying place 
next to m r . Cooke's Land on the same Terms that were granted 
for three new Tombs the 10 th of August last. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted them accordingly, on the same 
terms that the said three Tombs were allowed to be Built. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Forty-five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and Seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, Six pence p. Bushell on a 
six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
Computed as follows Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

of Penny White Loaf 15 

Wheaten 1- 5 

Household - - - - 1- 15 

Six Penny White Loaf - - - - 6- 1 

Wheaten .... 8- 1 

Household - - - - 11- 13 

N.B. a six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part of Indian meal must weigh Six Ounces twelve Drams 
and larger Loaves of the like sort in the same Proportion. 



At a Meeting of the Select men Aug 3 rd . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Voted, That m r . Hancock be desired to speak to some Suitable 
Person to make a new pair of Stocks the old ones being quite 
decaved. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, .1749. 225 

At a Meeting of the Select men Aug 9 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
[139.] m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread, at 
the Rate of Forty-five shillings old tenor p Bushell for Wheat, 
and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread Three Shillings ' 
and six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, Six pence p. Bush- 
ell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges, and on white Bisket two Shillings p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, viz 1 . 

Of Penny White Loaf ' - 15 J 

Wheaten 1- b\ 

House hold ----- 1- 15 
Six Penny White Loaf - ... 6- 1 

Wheaten 8- 1 

Household 11- 13 

N.B. A six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian meal, must weigh Six ounces twelve Drams, 
& [14O. ] Larger Loaves of the like sort in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace, and the Select men of Boston Aug. 1749. 

A Ward upon Boston neck upon the Lords Days was then 

Ordered & appointed from and after the date hereof, until the 

Day of October next ensuing, inclusive, as has been Customary 
heretofore, and a Warrant was issued accordingly, and is in the 
Words following, Viz'. 

Boston ss. To each and every of the Constables of the Town 
of Boston. 

Greeting 

Whereas by an Act of the Great and General Court or As- 
sembly pass'd in the Eleventh year of the Reign of his majesty King 
William the III, Enitled an Act for keeping of Watches in Towns, 
It is Enacted, "That from time to time when and so often as a 
Military Watch shall not [141.] Be Ordered and Appointed to be 
kept, the Justice of the Peace together with the Select men of each 
Town within this Province are Impowered and Authorized to Di- 
rect and Order a Suitable Watch or Watches to be Setup and kept 
&c. and also a Warde to be kept every Lords Day and other 
Daj's as they shall think needful and to appoint the Number 
whereof such Watch & Ward shall consist and the time for the 
beginning and continuance of the same, the Constable or Constables 
of the Town having orders accordingly given him or them in writing 
by the Justices and Select men, are thereby impowered and required 
from time to time to Warn such Watch & Ward respectively and 
to See that all Persons so Warned by them do attend and observe 
their Duty in that Regard." And whereas the said Justices and Se- 
lectmen are informed of frequent Prophanation of the Lord's Day 



226 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

(especially at this Season of [142.] The year) by loose Vain Per- 
sons, Servants, Negroes &c. Unnecessarily Travelling or Walking, 
to and from Boston & Roxbury with neglect of attending on the 
Public Worship of God, in either place, and bringing from the 
neighbouring Towns, Corn, Apples and other Fruits of the Earth 
to the great Disturbance of the Publick Peace and Scandal of our 
Christian Profession. It is therefore Ordered by the said Justices 
and Select men, that from & after the date hereof and until the 

Day of October next ensuing inclusive, the Constables of 

and within the Town of Boston and every of them by turns do 
Warn and appoint eight meet and sober Persons, Inhabitants of 
the said Town on the Lords Day do Ward on the Neck or highwa} r 
between Boston and Roxbury at some convenient place near the 
Line of Defence, Four of the said Persons are to give [143.] their 
attendance there from Seven o'Clock in the morning until half an 
hour after twelve at Noon, and there to be releived by the other 
Four, who are to Continue there upon Duty until the Dusk of the 
Evening, and the Constable or Constables are to take Care that in 
naming thereof that such Ward do not Consist of all or the great- 
est part Youths, but that some able House holders or other sufficient 
Persons be joined with them, and the said Constables are hereby 
enjoined to give in Charge to such Ward to prevent & Suppress 
such Disorders, to Examine all Passengers and restrain them from 
Disporting, Idle Walking or Unnecessary Travel on the Lords 
Day, and if any Person or Persons be Rude, Refractory, or shall 
refuse to give a satisfactory account of the Occasion of their Travel- 
ling, or otherwise Misbehave themselves to take them up and carry 
them before the next Justice of the Peace, or return their names 
to such Justice in order to their being [144.] Examined and Pro- 
ceeded against according to the Nature of their offence as Pro- 
phaners of the Lords Day. Given under our hands and seals at Bos- 
ton the Day of August, in the twenty third Year of His 

JVIajestys Reign, Anno que Domini, 1749. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug. 27. 1749. 

Present 

m r . Cooke 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

The Select men Agreed with Thomas Hubbard Esq. about the 
Ware house by him Built at the head of the Town Dock as follows, 
Viz*. That he should have the use and improvement of the same 
for the Term of Fifteen Years Commencing from the first Day of 
January A. D. 1748. in Lieu of the Sum Ordered to be paid 
[145.] Him, by the Report of the Referees as Entred the 3 d of 
May last, he to keep the same in good Repair during the said term, 
an-1 at the End and Expiration thereof to deliver up the same in 
the same good Repair. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 227 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 31 st . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

M r . Samuel Hunt desires Liberty to Build a Tomb in the North 
Burying place adjoyning to m r . Richard Hunnewell's lately deced at 
the End of the Line of Tombs on the Top of the Hill running tow- 
ards Charlestown 

Voted, That Liberty be Granted him accordingly, he Building a 
sufficient Brick Wall the wedth of the same, & keep the same in 
good repair forever. 

[146.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep 4 . 4 th . 1749. 

Present 



M r . Gardner 

Voted, That m r . William Thomas be Appointed and Impowered 
to Demand and Receive the Dockage of all Vessells lying in the 
Town Dock from Mess". Billing's Shop to the Wharffe opposite 
to John Fayerweather Esq rs . Warehouse, and that he be allowed 
one third part for Collecting the same. 

Boston, Sep 1 7, 1749. 

Whereas the Petitions of Sundry Persons for License to Sell 
Strong Drink both as Inholders and Retailers, have been presented 
to the Select men & at several Meetings by them Considered. A 
List of their Names and the street where each Person dwells, with 
the actings of the Select men on said Petitions is here Recorded, 
[No Entries on pages 147 and 148.] 

[149.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 13 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

The Selectmen this Day agreed to Lease to mess. William and 
Edward Page, Shipwrights the Battery Wharffe and Flalts at the 
north End for the Term of Three years to Commence from the first 
day of this instant September at the Rate of sixty Pounds old tenor 
p r . Annum, they being obliged to keep the Communication to the 
Battery free and clear of any Incumb ranee, and they are not to 
Grave any Vessel or the Flatts under a Penalty of Five Pounds for 
each Vessell. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread, at 
the Hate of Forty five shillings p r - Bushell for Wheat, and Seven 
shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shillings and six 
pence p. Bushell on House hold [loO.] Bread, Six pence p. Bush- 
ell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 



228 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf - - - - 15 

Wheaten 1- 5f 

Household ----- 1- 15 
Of Six Penny White Loaf - - - 6- 1 

Wheaten 8- 1 

Household 11- 13 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal must weigh Six Ounces fifteen Drams, 
and larger Loaves of the like sort in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep*. 25 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Grant 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 

Voted, That m r . Adams, Clerk of Faneuil Hall [151.] Market 
be directed to demand & receive of the Butchers, who use Stalls 
out of the said Market, within the Rails, Two shillings old Tenor 
p. Day, for the use of the said Stalls. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 4 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 

m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq. 

Cap'. Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Forty shillings old tenor p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, 
Three shillings and six pence p r . Bushell on Household Bread, Six 
pence p. Bushell on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings [153. 3 
p r . Bushell for Charges, which is computed as follows, Viz 1 . 

Of Penny White Loaf - - - - 1- If 

Wheaten - - - - 1- 7 

Household - - - - 2- 2 

Six Penny White Loaf - - - - 6- 13 

Wheateu 8- 13 

Household - - - - 12- 12 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal must weigh Seven Ounces Twelve 
Drams, and larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 229 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 25, 1749. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq. 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

[153.] The Select men, Sent to the Almshouse, Phillis John- 
son a Stranger, with a Bad Sore Leg, to be Supported there at the 
Province Charge. 

Voted, That m r . John Beaudry be & hereby is appointed Master 
of the Engine at the South End, which is now kept on the Land 
belonging to the Town to the Town (sic) taken in Execution of 
m r . Samuel Kneeland. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 8 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread, at 
the rate of Forty Shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat and 
seven shillings p r . Bushell Wheaten Bread, three shillings & six 
pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p. Bushell on a 
six penny White Loaf [154.] or Larger White Loaves allowed 
for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 1- 1| 

Wheaten 1- 7j 

Household 2- 2 

Six Penny White Loaf 6- 13 

Wheaten 8- 13 

Household 12- 121 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal must weigh Seven Ounces Twelve 
Drams, and Larger Loaves in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 15. 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
John Steel Esq. 
m r . Hill 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Cap'. Steel informs the Persons who [155.] have lately Pur- 
chased m r . Isaac White's Distill house at the North End, have made 
an Encroachment on the Town's Land there. 

Voted, That the Select men View the said place on Tuesday next 
at Eleven o' Clock in the forenoon. 



230 CITY DOCUMENT No. yu. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 22 d . 1749 

Present 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
in r . Gardner 

Voted, That Benjamin Pemberton Esq. present, Naval Officer 
pay Thirty Pounds old tenor, annually for the office in Faueuil 
Hall, which he now possesses, from Monday the twentieth of this 
instant November. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 30 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
[156.] m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq. 

Cap 1 . Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majesty's Name requiring them fortwith to Warn all the 
Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Qualified 
Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Tuesday the fifth Day of 
December next, at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
Choose Four Persons to Collect the Taxes of the present year in 
the room of those that were Chose into that office in March last, 
and refuse to Serve, and Choose Jurors for January Court next. 

[157.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of 
Bread at the rate of Forty three shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three 
shillings and six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, Six pence 
p Bushell on a six penny white Loaf, or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf ..... 1- oj 
Household - - - - - 2- 
Wheaten 1- 6J 

Six Penny White Loaf 6- 4 

Wheaten 8- b\ 

Household ----- 12- 

A Six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed one fifth 
part In/lian Meal must weigh Seven Ounces two Drams and larger 
Loaves of the like Sort in the same Proportion. 

[158.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 5 th . 1749 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 

to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 

Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town duly qualified 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749. 231 

rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Frida}' the Eighth Day of 
December instant, at Ten. o'Clock in the Forenoon then and there 
to Choose Four Persons to Collect the Taxes for the present Year 
in the room of those that were Chose into that office in March last, 
and refuse to Serve, and Choose Jurors for January Court next. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 6 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

[159.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread at the Rate of Forty five shillings old tenor p. Bushell for 
Wheat, & seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, three shil- 
lings & six pence p r . Bushell on House hold Bread, six pence p r . 
Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed 
for Charges and on White Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf lo 

Wheateu 1- 5| 

House hold ----- l- 15 

Six Penny White Loaf 5- 14 

Wheaten 8- 1 

Household - - - - 11-13 

NB. A Six Penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal, must weigh Seven ounces Five Drams, 
and larger Loaves of the Like Sort in the Same Proportion. 

[16O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 13 th . 1749. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

M r . Samuel Wentworth appeared in order to take the Lands on 
the Westerly side of Boston Neck. 

Voted, That mess. Cooke, Grant, Hill & Gardner be a Com- 
mittee to View the same, and make Report as soon as may be. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Qualified 
rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate (besides the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday [161.] the Eight- 
eentn instant, at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
Choose Four Collectors of Taxes for the present Year, in the room 
of those that were Chose into that Office in March last & refuse to 
Serve ; to Determine whether any addition shall be made to the 



232 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

allowance or Premium there, Voted for Collecting said Taxes, and 
upon the Security to be given the Town by said Collectors and 
also upon such other methods as may be thought neccessary for 
the more easy getting in said Taxes. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, December 20 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq. 
Cap' Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

[162.] M r . Sutton Byles appeared and desired to hire a Peice 
of Land on Boston Neck, where the Gallows now stands. 

Peter Archdeacon a Stranger who carne from Piscataqua, being 
taken ill. 

Ordered, That he be taken care of in the Almshouse at the 
Charge of the Province and he was accordingly sent there the 30 th . 
December instant. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Forty eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on Household Bread, six pence p. Bushell on 
a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for Charges, 
and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, which is 
Computed as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 14 J 

Wheaten ----- 1- 4 
Household 1- 12 

[163.] Six Penny White Loaf 5- 11 

Wheaten 7- 8 

Household 10- 8 

NB. A Six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal must weigh Six Ounces fourteen 
Drams, & larger Loaves of the like Sort in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, January 17 th . 1749. 

Present 
M r . Grant 

[164.] Voted, That m r . Natha 1 . Brown be & hereby is ap- 
pointed master of the North Engine in the room of m r . John Earle 
deced. and, 

M r . Martin Gay is admitted to belong to the said Engine. 

Voted, That the Engine under the care of m r . Thomas Read, be 
Removed to the Cellar under the Town house as soon as may be, 
and that m r . Cooke be desired to get a Platform laid, and what 
else may be necessary to be done for the same. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749-50. 233 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 1 * 24 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill. 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Forty eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat 
[165.] and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread three 
shillings and six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, six pence 
p. Bushell on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves 
allowed for Charges and on white Bisket two shillings p. Bushell 
for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 14 

Wheaten -----1- 4 

House hold 1-12 

Six Penny White Loaf 5-11 

Wheaten 7 - 8 

House hold 10 - 8 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal and bread of the same sort must weigh 
Six ounces Fourteen Drams, and larger loaves of the like Sort iu 
the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 17 . 7 th . 1749. 

Present 

Tho". Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

[166.] M r . John Blower Master of the Engine kept near the 
Prison appeared & desired that he might be released from that Ser- 
vice. 

Voted, that he be released accordingly, 

Voted, That m r . Gershom Flagg be and he hereby is appointed 
to take Care and Charge of the said Engine, as Master thereof, for 
the future 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb^. 14 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
Cap 4 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Mark Hart, who came from Bristol in the Government of Rhode 
Island being very poor and Indigent, was sent to the Almshouse 
the 5 th . Instant at the Charge of the Province. 



234 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[167.] At a meeting of the Honourable his Majesty s Justices 
of the Peace, the Gentlemen the Select men and Overseers of the 
Poor, within the Town of Boston, at the Town house on Wednes- 
day the fourteenth Day of February, A. D. 1749. 

Present 

The Hon ble . Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
The Hon ble . Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
Edward Wiuslow Esq r . 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
Cap 1 . William Salter 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . Thomas Hill 
m r . John Gardner 

Select men 
John Hill Esq r . 
m r . Isaac Walker 

Overseers of the Poor. 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then agreed upon 
to be attended upon Wednesday [168.] the Twenty first Day of 
February instant at nine o'Clock in the morning, if the Weather 
be fair, if not, then on the Friday following, being the Twenty 
third instant, And it is also agreed to meet at Faneuil Hall at Five 
o'Clock in the Evening of said Day of Visitation, to Report the 
State of the Town &c. 

The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz 1 . 

Ward Number One 
The Hon ble . Edward Hutchinson Esq r 
m r . Ebenezer Storer 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . George Holmes 
m r . John Breck 
m r . John Clough, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . John Barrett 
Cap*. John Goldthwait 
m r . William Merchant 
[169.] m r . John Ruddock 

m r . John Greenough 
m r . William Nichols, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq . 
Henry Atkins Esq. 
m r . Isaac Walker 
Cap 1 . Alexander Sears 
m r . William Larrabee 
m r . John Grant 
m r . Gammon Stevens 
m r . John Wells, Constable 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749-50. 235 

Ward, Number Four 
William Tyler Esq T . 
m r . John Gardner 
m r . Joseph Green 
m r . William Fan-field 
m r . Thomas Greenough 
m r . Robert Ford, Constable 

Wnrd T Number Five 
Daniel Henchman Esq. 
Thomas Hancock Esq. 
[17O.] m r . Peter Chardon 

Cap 4 . Daniel Pecker 
m r . Nathaniel Loring 
m r . Alexander Young, Constable 

Ward, Number Six 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
William Stoddard Esq r . 
John Erving Esq r . 
m r . Edward Bromfield 
m r . John Tyng 
m r . James Bowdoin 
M r . Augustus Hail, Constable 

Ward, Number Seven 
John Phillips Esq. 
Francis Wells Esq. 
Cap'. Benj a . Edwards 
Cap 1 . Henry Berry 
m r . Jacob Parker 
m r . Harrison Gray 
m r . John Southack, Constable 

Ward, Number Eight 
Joshua Winslow Esq. 
[171.] William Down Esq. 

m r . Joseph Slierburne 
m r . Joseph Jackson 
Cap'. Nathaniel Barber 
in r . Thomas Palfrey, Constable 

Ward, Number Nine 
The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq. 
Jonas Clarke Esq. 
m r . Joseph Fitch 
Cap'. Joseph Russell 
m r . Benjamin Hallowell 
m r . William Muckleroy, Constable 
Ward, Number Ten 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq. 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
Francis Borland Esq. 
Jeremiah Greene Esq. 
m r . Thomas Flucker 
Cap'. Samuel Hewes 
m r . James Boutineau 



236 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . George Featherstone, Constable 
[173.] Ward, Number Eleven 

Thomas Hubbard Esq. 

Cap 1 . William Salter 

m r . Thomas Oxnard 

m r . Stephen Greenleafe 

Cap 1 . James Day 

m r . William Bowdoin 

m r . John Winslow 

m r . Edmund Quincy 

m r . David Wheeler, Constable 

Ward, Number Twelve 

The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq. 

John Hill Esq. 

m r . Thomas Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq. 

m r . Thomas Foster 

m r . Thomas Greene 

m r . Thomas Downe Jun r . 

m r . Thomas Gridley, Constable 

And the Town Clerk is desired to give forth Copys of the above 
order or Sortment accordingly. 

[173.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 26. 1749. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
Cap 4 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Forty eight shillings old tenor p. Bushell for Wheat, & 
seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings and 
six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, six pence p. Bushell 
on a six penny white Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges, and on white Bisket Two shillings p. Bushell for Charges, 
which is Computed as follows, Viz 1 . 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 14J 

Wheaten ----- 1- 4 

House hold ----- 1- 12 

Six Penny White Loaf - - - - 5- 11 

Wheaten 7- 8 

House hold - - - - 10- 8 

[174.] NB. A six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not 
exceed one fifth part Indian Meal must weigh Six Ounces fourteen 
Drams and larger loaves of the like Sort in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb^. 28 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Cooke 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1749-50. 237 

John Steel Esq. 

Cap'. Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

M. Pines appeared and informs that the Widow Pexlen a 
Woman very Poor and Disordered in mind, came to her House the 
6 th day of January last that she has Entertained her ever since 
and desired to know how she should be paid therefor. 

Voted, That M. Pines should be satisfied [175.] at the 
Charge of the Province for Entertaining the said Mrs Peelen, until 
she can be otherwise provided for. 

Nelson a Stranger, came into this Town and not belonging to 
any Town in this Province, was sent to the Alms-house by Jacob 
Wendell Esq. (one of the Overseers of the Poor) to be Supported 
there at the Province Charge. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 7 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 

m r . Cooke 

John Stoel Esq. 

Cap'. Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

The Select men this Day by Virtue of the Towns Vote of the 
27 th . June last, Executed Leases of the Towns Land on the Easterly 
side of Boston Neck to John Hill Esq. for the Term of [176.] 
Twenty one years, upon the Conditions therein mentioned, as by 
the said Lease, Dated the first day of March instant, will appear 
on file. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant, directed 
to the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name, requiring them forthwith to Warn all the 
Free. holders & other Inhabitants of t!ie said Town duly Qualified 
and Rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the 
Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hall on Monday the twelvth day of 
March instant, at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
Nominate and Choose Meet persons to serve the Town the Year 
ensuing, as Select men, Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Fire- 
wards, Constables and other necessary Officers as the Law directs, 
to Grant such Sums of money as shall be Judged needful for the 
relief of the Poor, and defreying other necessary Charges, to 
receive the Reports of the Towns Committees on [177.] several 
Affairs, to Act upon the List of Jurors, to appoint a Committee to 
Visit the Schools, to Choose Auditors of the accounts of the Town 
Treasurer and Overseers of the Poor, to Determine what Premium 
shall be allowed the Collectors of Taxes, as also what time the as- 
sessors may set to make Abatement of Taxes, to Receive & Exam- 
ine the Accompts of the Granary. To consider of the Petition of m r . 
Middlecott Cooke for a Grant of a small Strip of Land in School 
street in Lieu of the Land he has given the Town to streighten the 



238 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Passage way leading into the Burial place ; The Petition of m r . 
Samuel Gibson for an addition to his Salary, the Petition of sev- 
eral Inhabitants that the Sum of Fifty Pounds new tenor bills may 
be allowed to Christ's Church, for cleaning, fitting and fixing the 
Clock there, and that the same for the future be maintained by the 
Town, and the great Bell there be Rung at one o'Clock, The Peti- 
tion of m r . William Bowen that the Town would make him such an 
allowance as they [178.] shall think proper for the Damages he 
has Sustain'd in being Prosecuted in the Law by Nathaniel War- 
dell ; to Consider what method is necessary to be taken to prevent 
negroes and Servants buying Provisions; of the Petition of John 
Hill Esq. m r . Samuel Wentworth & m r . Sutton Byles, thcit a fur- 
thur term may be granted them in the Lnnds they have Leased of 
the Towns on Boston. To Consider whether it is not necessary to 
Revise and Print the By-Laws of the Town now iu force and pass 
some other By-Laws for the Better Regulation of the Town ; To 
Choose Jurors for April Court and act upon all such other matters 
and Things as stand refer'd over to said Meeting. 

At a Meet 

[179.] At a Meeting of the Select men, march 14 th . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
m r . Middlecott Cooke 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r Thomas Hill 
m r . John Gardner 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread as the 
same is now stated for the Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of 
the Market, being ak follows, Viz'. 
Of Penny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
House hold 

Computed at Forty six shillings old tenor p r . Bushell for Wheat, 
and seven shillings p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Three shillings 
and six pence p. Bushell on House hold Bread, six pence p r . Bush- 
ell on a Six penny White Loaf or larger white Loaves allowed for 
Charges, and on white Bisket two shillings p r . Bushell for Charges, 
and the several Bakers within this Town [18O.] are ordered to 
mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale, with the first Letter 
of their Christian Names, and with the first & last Letters of their 
Sir names, and the Clerks of the Market are directed to make al- 
lowance for Bisket well Baked. 

NB. A six penny Loaf of Brown Bread that does not exceed 
one fifth part Indian Meal must weigh Seven ounces Two Drams, 
and larger Loaves of the like sort in the same Proportion. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 22 d . 1749. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
Cap 4 . Salter 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 239 

m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Voted, That m r . Isaac Dickman be and he hereby is appointed 
Sealer of all Cord Wood brought for Sale and Landed on the 
Wharfes [181.] at the Westerly part of the Town. 

M r . Edward Winter, Blacksmith, presented a Petition to the Se- 
lect men, praying Liberty to Build a Dwelling house with Timber 
on the Land at the lower End of Summer Street as particularly 
set forth in said Petition, which being Read and Considered 
Voted, that Liberty be granted according to the said Petition. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 4 th . 1750 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
John Steel Esq. 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

M r . John Lovel, master of the South Grammer School, appeared 
and informed the Select men that his late Usher m r . Samuel Gib- 
son deccd a few days since, that there was a necessity [182.] of 
Having another to Succeed him, as he now has a large number of 
Scholars to Educate, and he Recommended m r . Robert Treat Paine 
as a Person well Qualified for that Service. 

M r . Paine being present offered himself to Serve as an Usher 
in said School there upon, It was Voted, that m r . Paine be and 
hereby is appointed usher of said School, to Eater on that Service 
on Monday next the ninth instant, to be allowed for his Salary 
such a Sum as the Town shall think proper. 

Voted, That Thomas Hancock Esq r . Cap'. Salter and m r . Hill 
be desired to procure a Fence to be Erected at the bottom of the 
Common to prevent Chaises, and other Carriages from passing 
that Way. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 16, 1750. 

Present 

Tho' Hancock Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r .Cooke 
m r . Hill 
m r Gardner 

[183.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread at the rate of Four shillings & eight pence Lawful Money 
p. Bushell for Wheat, & Eleven pence p r . Bushell on Wheaten 
Bread, Five pence half penny p. Bushell on Household Bread, 
One penny p. Bushell on two penny & four penny White Loaves, 
and three pence one farthing p. Bushell on other white Loaves 
allowed for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 



240 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

1. os. dr. 

Three farthings White Loaf 7- 

One penny Ditto 9- 6 

two penny Ditto 1- 3- 8 

four penny Ditto 2- 7- 

Two penny Wheaten Loaf 1- 8- 13 

Four penny Ditto 3- 1- 10 

Two penny House hold Loaf 2- 4- 8 

Four Penny Ditto 4- 9- 

NB. A four penny Loaf that does not exceed one fifth part 

Indian Meal must weigh Two Pounds Fourteen Ounces & Eight 

Drams. 

[184.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 8 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 

m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq. 

Cap*. Salter 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston. In His Majestys Name requiring 
them forthwith to Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants 
of the said Town (within their Precincts) that have an Estate of 
Forty shillings p. annum of Free hold in Land within this Province 
or Territory at the least, or other Estate to the Nature of Forty 
Pounds Sterling, to Convene at Faneuil Hall upon Tuesday the 
fifteenth day of May instant, at nine of the Clock in the forenoon, 
then & there to Elect and [185.] Depute, One or more Persons 
(being Free holders and Resident in the Town) according to the 
number Set & Limited by an Act of the General Court or Assem- 
bly, to Serve for and Represent them in a Great and General 
Court, appointed to be Convened held and kept for his Majestys 
Service at the Court house in Boston upon Wednesday the thir- 
tieth day of said May, & so De Die in Diem during their Session 
& Sessions according to a Precept under the hand and seal of 
Benjamin Pollard Esq. Sherriff of the County of Suffolk bearing 
date the Twenty third year of his Majestys Reign. Anno Domini 
1750. 

And alike requiring them to Warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of said Town qualified as the Law directs to meet nt 
the same time and place to Consider of the Petition of in r . John 
Lovel that a suitable allowance may be made him for his Support 
as Master of the South G rammer School [186.] what Salary 
shall be given to m r . Robert Treat Paine Usher of said School ; of 
the Petition of m r . John Procter jun r . and m r . Samuel Holbrook 
that an addition may be made to their Snlarys, as Ushers of the 
Writing Schools ; Whether the Town will Continue the Salarys of 
the other School-masters at the same Rate as they were Voted the 
last year ; of the Petition of several Inhabitants that further Pro- 
vision may be made for Instructing the Children at the South part 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 241 

of the Town in Writing ; of the Petition of D r . William Rand for 
an Abatement of sundry Taxes Committed to him to Collect, of 
the Petition of mess. Joseph White, John Stamford and William 
Larrabee that the Assessors be directed to abate them such Taxes 
as they have paid for Harvard College, and the Artillery Com- 
pany, and have been Remitted by the General Court, of the Peti- 
tion of several Inhabitants for taking up the [187.] Pavement 
of Wood lane and laying the same anew. To Determine whether 
application shall be made to the General Court to Repeal the Law 
lately pass'd laying a Duty on Tea, Coffee, Coaches, Chaises &e., 
or what may be done concerning it ; and to Remove the Powder 
house in the Common to some place, for the greater Safety of the 
Inhabitants ; Whether it is not necessary to Repair the North Bat- 
tery ; What method is best to be taken to Secure the Marsh Land 
at the Bottom of the Common, and Whether the Town will Lease 
out the same, to Grant such Sums of money as may be judged 
needful for the Relief of the Poor & defraying other necessary 
Charges, to receive the Reports of the Town Committees on several 
Affairs ; to Choose such officers as are wanting and Act upon all 
such matters and Things as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

Voted, That the Rev d . m r . Samuel Checkley be desired to Open 
the Town Meeting on Tuesday next, with Prayer. 

[188.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 9 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Voted, That the Town Treasurer be desired and directed to 
make Enquiry of all Fines due to the Town of Boston from the 
Justices of the Peace, which they have set upon, and received of 
any Persons, and he receive them into the Treasury as the Law 
directs in such cases. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 16. 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

[189.] Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of 
Bread at the rate of Four shillings and eight pence lawful money 
p r . Bushell for Wheat and Eleven pence p. Bushell on Wheaten 
Bread Five pence half penny p Bushell on House hold Bread, one 
penny p. Bushell on two penny and four penny White Loaves, and 
three pence one farthing p r . Bushell on other White Loaves la 
allowed for Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 



242 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 






Three farthings White Loaf - - - - 7- 
One penny - - Ditto ----- 9- 6 
Two penny - - Ditto - - - - 1-3-8 
Four penny - - Ditto - - - 2-7 
Two penny Wheaten Loaf ---- 1-8-12 
Four penny - - Ditto - - - - 3-1-10 
Two penny Household Loaf - - - 2-4-8 
Four penny - - Ditto - - - - 4-9 
NB. A four penny Loaf that does not exceed one fifth part 

Indian Meal must weigh Two pounds fourteen Ounces and Eight 

Drams. 

[19O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, May 28 th . 1750. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men this Day Let to mr. William Marshall Butcher, 
the North Burying place, in order to put Sheep (only) therein 
until the twenty fifth day of March next, he paying Thirty shillings 
Lawful Money for that time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June. 13 th . 1750. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men Agreed with mess. Fosdick and Thornton 
Powers, to take up the Pavement in Wood Lane and lay it all anew 
again, they finding all the Labour, and the Town [191.] to find 
Gravel and what Stones may be wanting, and they are to receive 
One shilling and three pence lawful money p yard, for their Trou- 
ble, Labour &c. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of Four shillings & Eight pence lawful money p. Bnshell for 
Wheat and Eleven pence p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread Five pence 
half penny p. Bushell on House hold Bread, one penny p. Bushell 
on two penny & four penny White Loaves, and three pence one 
farthing p. Bushell ou other White Loaves is allowed for Charges 
which is Computed, as follows, Viz*. 

I. oz. dr. 

A White Loaf of the price of parts of 

a penny 6- 4 
One penny ------ Ditto - 9-6 

two penny ------ Ditto - 1-3- 8 

four penny ------ Ditto - 2- 7- 

Two penny Wheaten Loaf 1- 8- 13 

Four penny ...... Ditto - 3- 1- 10 

Two penny Household Loaf - - - - 2-4- 8 

Four penny - - Ditto ----- 4-9 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 243 

[192.] N.B. A Four penny Loaf that does not exceed one 
fifth Indian meal must weigh Two Pounds Fourteen ounces and 
Eight Drams. 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this Town, 
pursuant to the Vote and order of the Inhabitants at their Meeting, 

the of last, be attended on Friday the twenty second 

day of June Current, and tliat the following Gentlemen be desired 
to Accompany the Selectmen in the said Visitation, Viz'. 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
The Hon. John Osborne Esq r . 
The Hon. Jos. Wadsworth Esq r . 
The Hon. Ezekiel Lewis Esq r . 
The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
The Hon. Josiah Willard Esq r . 
The Hon. Willaim Foye Esq r . 
The Hon. Samuel Watts Esq r . 
The Hon. John Wheelwright Esq r . 
The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
[193.] The Hon. Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 

The Hon. Stephen Sewall Esq r . 
The Gentlemen the Representatives of the Town of Boston. 

The Rev d . m r . Thomas Prince 

The Rev d . m r . Samuel Checkley 

The Rev . D r . Charles Chauncey 

The Rev*. m r . Ellis Gray 

The Rev d . m r . Andrew Eliot 

William Tyler Esq r . 

Henry Atkins Esq r . 

Col John Hill 

m r . Josiah Quincy 

m r . John Barrett 

Cap 1 . Nath 1 . Allen 

m r . James Bowdoin 

m r . Thomas Flucker 

m r . David Jeffries 

Ordered, That m r . Savell give seasonable notice to the several 
Gentlemen of this appointment, and that they be desired to meet 
at Faneuil Hall at nine o'Clock in [194.] the morning of said 
Day, and that he acquaint the several Schoolmasters there with. 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 25 th . 1750. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston, 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn and 
Notif} r all the Freeholders and other Inbabitante of the said Town 
qualified as the Law directs ; within their respective Precincts that 
their Meeting' held at Faneuil Hall on the 15 th . of May last, stands 
adjourn'd to Friday next, being the 29 th . instant, at Three o'Clock 
in the afternoon, when several matters of great Importance are to 
be Considered of and acted upon. 



244 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[J95.J At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 27 th . 1750 

Present 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men according to appointment on the Twenty second 
day of June instant, Visited the Publick Schools in this Town, ac- 
compauied by the following Gentlemen, Viz'. 

(No Entries on pages 195 and 196) 

[197.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 6 th . 1750. 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majestys Name requiring them forthwith to Warn and 
notify all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the said Town, 
qunlfied as the Law directs within their respective Precincts that 
their meeting held at Faneuil Hall on Friday last, stands ad- 
journed to three o'Clock this afternoon, when an affair of great 
Consequence to the Town, is to be Considered of and Determined 
upon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 18 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread [198.] 
at the Rate of Four shillings & three pence Lawful money p. Bush- 
ell for Wheat & Eleven pence p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Five 
pence half penny p. Bushell on Household Bread, one penny p. Bush- 
ell on two penny and four penny White Loaves, and three pence one 
farthing p r . Bushell on the other White Loaves, is allowed for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 
A White Loaf of the price of two 

third parta of a penny J 6-13 

One penny Ditto 10 - 4 

two penny Ditto 1 - 5-11 

four penny Ditto 2 - 11 - 6 

Two Penny Wheaten Loaf 1 - 10 - 1 

Four Penny Ditto 3 - 4-2 

Two Penny House hold Loaf 2 - 7-2 
Four Penny Ditto 4 - 4-4 

NB. A four penny Loaf that does not exceed one fifth part In- 
dian Meal must weigh Three Pounds two ounces. 

[199.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 25 th . 1750 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
Cap*. Salter 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 245 

m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Four shillings and eight pence Lawful money p. Bush- 
ell for Wheat, and Eleven pence p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, 
Five pence half penny p r . Bushell on Household Bread One penny 
p Bushell on two penny and four penny White Loaves, and three 
pence one farthing p. Bushell on the White Loaves is allowed for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

A White Loaf of the price of two third parts of a penny 6- 4 

One Penny Ditto - - - 9- 6 

two penny ----- Ditto - - 1- 3-8 
[2OO.] Four penny Daite Loaf 

Two penny Wheaten Loaf 
Four penny - - - Ditto 
Two penny Household Loaf 
Four Penny Ditto 

NB. A four penny Loaf that does not exceed one fifth part 
Indian Meal must weigh Two pounds Fourteen Ounces and Eight 
Drams. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug rt 1. 1750. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men having Viewed the School house in Queen street 
in order to make the Alteration as by the Towns Vote, and having 
Discoursed with sundry Persons are of opinion that it is attended 
with many [2O1.] Difficulties by reason of Carts, Coaches, and 
Chaises passing in School hours, & therefore think it best to 
leave the Affair till the Towns mind be further known thereon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 15 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq T . 

m r . Cooke 

John Steel Esq r . 

Cap'. Salter 

m r . Grant 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread to 
take place the 18 th . instant, at the Rate of Five shillings lawful 
Money p. Bushell for Wheat, and Eleven pence p r . Bushell on 
Wheaten Bread, Five pence half penny p r . Bushell on House hold 
Bread, One penny p r . Bushell on two penny and four penny White 
Loaves, and three pence one farthing p r . Bushell on the other 
White Loaves, is allowed for Charges, which is Computed as fol- 
lows, Viz'. 



246 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

lb- oz . dr. 

[2O2.] A White Loaf of the price of two ) 
third parts of a penny j 

One penny - - - - - Ditto - - - - 8-12 

two penny ------ Ditto ---- 1-2-4 

four penny ----- Ditto ---- 2-4-8 

Two penny Wheaten Loaf ------- 1 - 7. g 

Four penny Ditto ---- 2-15- 

Two p:>nny Household Loaf ------ 2-1-11 

Four penny Ditto 4-3-8 

NB. A four penny Loaf that does not exceed one fifth part 

Indian Meal, must weigh Two pounds eleven Ounces Four 

Drams. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 27, 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

M r . John Lovell Master of the South Grammar School appeared 
and informed that [2O3.] Mr. Robert Treat Paine his Usher, 
left that Employment this Day fortnight, and recommended m r . 
Nathaniel Gardner jun r . as a suitable person to succeed him. 

Voted, That m r . Nathaniel Gardner jun r . be appointed Usher of 
the said School, until further Orders. 

At a Meeting of the Honourable his Majesty s Justices of the 
Peace, and the Select men of Boston, Aug. 1750. 

A Ward on Boston Neck upon the Lords Days was then ordered 

and appointed from and after the date hereof until the day 

of October next ensuing inclusive, as has been Customary hereto 
fore, and a Warrant was issued accordingly, and is in the words 
following, Viz 1 . 

Boston ss. 

To each and ever}' of the Constables of the Town of Boston 
Greeting. 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & General Court, pass'd in the 
Eleventh Year of the Reign [2O4.] of his late Majesty King 
William III, Entitled, an act for keeping of watches in Towns, It 
is Enacted. " That from time to time when and so often as a Mili- 
tary Watch shall not be ordered and appointed to be kept, the 
Justices of the Peace together with the Select men of each Town 
within this Province are Impowered and Authorized to Direct and 
Order a suitable Watch or Watches to be set up and kept &c a . and 
also a Ward to be kept every Lords Day & other Days as they 
shall think needful, and to appoint the Number whereof such 
Watch & Ward shall consist, and the time for the beginning and 
continuance of the same, and the Constable or Constables of the 
Town having orders accordingly given him or them in Writing by 
the Justices & Select men, are thereby Impowered and required 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 247 

from time to time to Warn such Watch and Ward respectively and 
to See that all Persons so Warned by them do Attend and Observe 
[2O5.] their Duty in that Regard." And Whereas the said 
Justices and Select men are infonn'd of frequent Prophanation of 
the Lords Day (especially at this season of the year) by loose, 
vain Persons, Servants, negroes &c. unnecessarily Travelling or 
Walking to and from Boston & Roxbury, with neglect of attending 
on the Publick Worship of God in either place and bringing from 
the neighbouring Towns, Corn, Apples, and other Fruits of the 
Earth to the great disturbance of the publick peace and Scandal 
of our Christian Profession, It is therefore ordered by the said 
Justices and Select men that from and after the date hereof, and 
until the Day of October next ensuing inclusive, the Con- 
stables of and within the Town of Boston and every of them by 
turns do Warn and Appoint Eight meet & sober Persons, Inhabi- 
tants of the said Town, on the Lords Day to Ward on the neck or 
highway between Boston and Roxbury at some Convenient place 
near the Line of Defence, Four [306.] of the said Persons are to 
give their attendance there from seven o'Clock in the morning 
until half an hour after twelve at noon, and there to be releived by 
the other Four who are there to continue upon Duty until the Dusk 
of the Evening, and the Constable or Constables are to take care 
in Warning thereof, that such Ward do not consist of all or the 
greatest part youths, but that some able House holders or other 
sufficient persons be joyned with them, and the said Constables 
are hereby enjoined to give in Charge to such Ward to prevent and 
suppress such Disorders, to Examine all Passengers and restrain 
them, from disporting, Idle Walking, or Unnecessary Travel on 
the Lords Day, and if any Person or Persons be rude, refractory 
or shall refuse to give a satisfactory account of the occasion 
of their Travelling or otherwise Misbehave themselves to 
take them up, and carry them before the next Justice of the 
Peace, or return their names [2O7.] to such Justice in Order to 
their being Examined, and proceeded against according to the 
nature, of their offence as Prophaners of the Lords Day. 

Given under our hands and seals at Boston the Day of 

August, in the twenty fourth Year of His Majestys Reign, Annoq 
Domini, 1750. 

Boston, Sep*. 6, 1750. 

Whereas the Petitions of sundry Persons for License to Sell 
Strong Drink both as Inn holders and Retailers have been pre- 
sented to the Select men, and at several meetings by them Consid- 
ered A List of their names and the street where each person 
dwells, with the actings of the Select men on said Petitions, is 
here Recorded as follows, Viz 4 . 

(No Entries on pages 208-209.) 

[210.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 19 th . 1750. 

Present 
m r Cooke 
m r Grant 



248 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r Hill 



Voted, That mr. Samuel Treat be admitted into the Engine at 
the North end, whereof m r . Thomas Bentley is Master, in the room 
of Elijah Doubledee deced. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 24 th . 1750. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
John Steel Esq. 
m r . Grant 
mr. Hill 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of Five shillings Lawful Money p. Bushell for Wheat and 
Eleven pence p. Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Five pence half penny 
p. Bushell on Household Bread [211.], one penny p. Bushell on 
two penny and four penny White Loaves and three pence one 
farthing p. Bushell on the other White Loaves, is allowed for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

A White Loaf of the price of ) 

two third parts of a penny j 5-13 

One penny - - - - Ditto 8 - 12 

two pennny - - - - Ditto - - 1 - 2 - 4 
four penny - - - - Ditto - - 2 - 4 - 8 

Two Penny Wheaten Loaf 1- 7 - 8 

Four Penny - - - Ditto - - 2 - 15 

Two Penny Household Loaf 2- 1- 11 

Four Penny - - - Ditto - - 4 - 3 - 8 
NB. A four penny Loaf that does not exceed one fifth part 
Indian Meal must weigh Two pounds Eleven Ounces Four Drams. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 26 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

[212.] Mr. Joseph Grant presented a Petition praying Lib- 
ertv for to Build a Shop with Timber, near Ship street at the 
NoVth End. 

Voted that the Select men View the place propos'd tomorrow at 
ten o'Clock in the forenoon. 

Information being given that the small Pox is very prevalent at 
Philadelphia. 

Voted, That a Petition be presented to His Honour Spencer 
Phips Esq r . Lieu*. Governour and Commander in Chief &c. praying 
he would give orders to the Commanding Officer at Castle William 
to Stop all Vessells coming from thence, until they have been ex- 
amined relating thereto and a Petition was accordingly presented. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 249 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 5 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq*. 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Gardner 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Hill 

Voted That m r . John Prince be admitted [213.] into the 
North Engine whereof m r . Nathaniel Brown is Master, he having 
obtained Liberty or a release from Cap 4 . Hart therefor (to whose 
Company in the Militia he belonged.) 

Voted, That m r . Ebenezer Topliff be admitted into the South 
Engine whereof m r . Jn Beaudri is Master being first Discharged 
from the South Battery whereof Jeremiah Green Esq r . is Captain. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 18 th . 1750. 

Present 
m r . Cooke 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Mr. George Tilley presented a Petition praying he may have a 
License granted him to sell strong Drink by Retail in King street. 
Voted, That he be Recommended to the Court of General Ses- 
sions of the Peace, as a suitable Person for such an Employment. 

[214.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 29 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap*. Salter 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of Five shillings lawful money p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
eleven pence p r . Bushell on Wheaten Bread, Five pence half 
penny p. Bushell on Household Bread, one penny p. Bushell on 
two penny and four penny White Loaves, and three pence one 
farthing p. Bushell on the other white Loaves is allowed for 
Charges, which is Computed as follows, Viz'. 

1 oz. dr. 

A White Loaf of the price of \ ^ 10 

two thirds parts of a penny j 
One penny - - - Ditto 8 - 12 

two penny - - - Ditto 1 - 2 - 4 

four penny - - - Ditto - - 2 - 4 - 8 
[215.] Two Penny Wheaten Loaf 
Four Penny - - - Dilto 
Two Penny Household Loaf 
Four Penny - - - Ditto 

NB. A Four penny Loaf that does exceed one fifth part Indian 
Meal must weigh two pounds eleven Ounces, Four Drams 



250 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 28 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
mr. Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post np an assize of Bread at the 
rate of Five shillings p. Busbell for Wheat, and Four pence p r . 
Bushell is allowed to the Bakers, for their Charges Pains and 
Livelihood, which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

Of penny White Loaf 8 - li 

Wheaten - - - - 13 - 

[216.] Household - - - 1- 1- 6 

two penny White Loaf --- 1- 1- 6 

Wheaten - - - - 1 - 10 - 1 

Household - - - 2 - 2-12 



nousenoia --- z- z - iz 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf -- 4-14- 3 

Household - - - 6 - 8 - 4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf - 9 - 12 - 6 

Household - - 13 - - 8 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec 1 . 12 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The several Collectors of Taxes for the Year 1 750 appeared and 
proposed the following Persons for their Bondsmen, Viz'. 

M r . John Ruddock, offers Cap*. Nathaniel Greenwood & mr. 
Samuel Holland for his Bondsmen, who [217.] were approved 
of. 

M r . Joseph Russell offers mess. Benj a . Hallowell & Anthony 
Brackett for his Bondsmen who were approved of. 

M r . Thomas Downe jun r . offers John Hills Esq r . & mr. Joseph 
Greenleafe for his Bondsmen, who were approved of. 

Mr. John Grant, offers Tho". Hutchinson Esq r . and' m r . Samuel 
Grant for his Bondsmen, who were approved of. 

Capt. Benjamin Edwards, offers William Stoddard Esq r .& Cap'. 

Isaac White for his Bondsmen, who 

Cnpt. James Day, offers mess. Thomas Greene and William 
Coffin for his Bondsmen. 

It is agreed upon and Ordered that Tuesday the Eighteenth Day 
of December current be the time for running the Line & renewing 
the Bound marks between the Town of Boston & the Town of Rox- 
bury, and that the Select men or any two of them be a Committee 
for and in behalf of the Town of Boston, fully Authorized & [218.] 
Impowered to join with such Persons as the Select men of Roxbury 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 251 

shall appoint & Impower to attend and perform the same, and that 
all Persons conceru'd therein be & hereby are desired to meet at the 
House of m r . John Grayton, at the sign of the Greyhound in Rox- 
bury at ten of the Clock in the forenoon of the said Day in order 
to attend the said Business, and the Town Clerk is here by directed 
to give seasonable notice (by a Letter) to the Select men of Rox- 
bury of this appointment, desiring them to appoint and Impower a 
Committee in the behalf of the Town of Roxl>ury to joyn with us in 
that Service accordingly But if the Weather sho'd prove Wet and 
apparently unsuitable for the performance of the said Work on the 
Day above mentioned, then the same to be attended and performed 
the next Day, Viz', on Wednesday the nineteenth Day of De- 
cember current, to meet at the said place at Ten o'Clock in the 
Forenoon. 

[219.] The following Letter was wrote to the Selectmen of 
Roxbury, Viz'. 

Boston, Dec r . 12 th . 1750. 
Gentlemen, 

These are to give you notice that this Year is the time wherein 
according to Law, we are required to run the Boundary Line be- 
twixt this Town, and the Town of Roxbury. You are there fore 
desired to appoint & Impower a Committee to join with that of 
ours for the performance of that Service, and that they meet us at 
the house of m r . John Grayton at the sign of the Greyhound in 
Roxbury, on Tuesday the Eighteenth day of December currcnr., at 
Ten o'Clock in the forenoon ; The persons appointed in behalf of 
this Town are the Select men, Viz'. Thomas Hancock Esq r . m r . 
Middlecott Cooke, John Steel Esq r . Cap'. William Sailer, m r . 
Samuel Grant, m r . Thomas Hill and m r . John Gardner & they or 
any two of them are Impowered to run the Line and renew the 
Bound marks between the said Towns of Boston and Roxbury 
[22O.] accordingly, but if the Weather on said Eighteenth day 
of December should prove Wet and apparently unsuitable for the 
performance of this work, then we do propose & appoint to attend 
the same on the next day following Viz', on Wednesday the nine- 
teenth of this instant December to meet at the said place at ten 
o'Clock in the forenoon. 

By order of the Select men 

EZEK L . GOLDTHWAIT Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 19 th . 1750. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Yesterday (according to appointment) the Selectmen of Boston 
in Concert with the Select men of Roxbury attended the Perambu- 
lation betwixt the two Towns [221.] a Report whereof is here 
Recorded as follows, Viz'. 

Pursuant to Agreement we the Subscribers met at the time and 



252 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

place appointed, & run the Line and renewed the ancient Bound 
marks between the Town of Boston & the Town of Roxbury, be- 
ginning at the mouth of the Creek which opens into tlie Bay lead- 
ing to Cambridge, and so goes as the Creek runs until it comes in 
a range with the Fence and Trees which parts between John Rich- 
ardson Esq. Land, formerly m r . Nathaniel Brewer's, and Samuel 
Wells Esq. Land, formerly called m r . Minots, then across the 
street or highway till it comes to a large stone, standing endway 
in the Fence and from thence to a stump with a heap of stones 
about Eighty feet from the highway & from thence strait to a 
little knowl upon the Edge of the Creek a Corner of the Bounds 
were stands a stake mark'd B on the Easterly Side and R on the 
Westerly side, and from thence Easterly as the [222.1 Creek 
runs until it comes to a stake mark'd B. on one side and R. on the 
other in Col. Lambs Damm, and from thence as the Creek runs 
into the Bay between Boston and Dorchester. 

Dated the Eighteenth day of December, A.D. 1750 
W. SALTER ^ 
SAM. GRANT 1 Selectmen 
THO S . HILL j of Boston. 
JOHN GARDNER J 

SAMUEL HEATH "^ 
JERE. RICHARDS I Selectmen 
DANIEL WELD j of Roxbury. 
EBEN NEWELL J 

Liberty is granted to m r . Jotham Mavericke to Set up Two 
Posts before his Door in King street, he Payinting the Posts 
White. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 26 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
Cap'. Salter 
m r . Grant 
rn r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

[223.] Ordered That the Town Clerk post up an assize of 
Bread at the Rate of Five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p r . Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
Pains and Livelihood, which is Computed as follows Viz*. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 8-11 

Wheaten 13 - 

House hold ----- 1-1-6 

Two Penny White Loaf 1-1-6 

Wheaten 1-10-1 

Household 2-2-12 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf ---- 4-14-3 

House hold - - - - 6-8-4 

Twelve Penny Wheaten Loaf --- 9-12-6 

House hold - - - - 13-0-8 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750. 253 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec 1 . 31 st . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

Cap f . Salter 

m r . Hill 

John Steel Esq. 

m r . Grant. 

m r . Gardner 

[224.] Whereas it is apprehended that the General Court at 
their Sessions in January next will proceed to lay a Tax upon this 
Town for Rebuilding the Town house, seperate from their Propor- 
tion of the Province And County Tax whereby the Town will be 
greatly aggrevied. Therefore 

Ordered That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. 

In His Majesty s Name requiring them forthwith to Warn all 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the said Town duly Quali- 
fied, rateable at Twenty Pounds Estate 'to a single Rate (beside 
the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil Hull on Monday the seventh day 
of January next, at ten o'Clock in the forenoon, to Consider 
whether the Town will Preferr a Petition to the Great and General 
Court at their next Sessions, praying they may be Exempted from 
paying any greater part of the Expence [225.] for Rebuilding 
the Court house, than their proportion thereof that is included in 
the Province and County Tax, and do what ever else may be 
judged necessary concerning the s:ime, and also Choose Jurors for 
the Superiour Court in February next. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17 . 9 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
John Steel Esq r . 
Capt. Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Collins Simms, who came from the West Indies with Cap*. 
Dupee was sent to the Almshouse at the Charge of the Province 
being a Stranger, and not an Inhabitant of an}' Town in this Prov- 
ince. 

[226.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan y , 16 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r 
John Steel Esq r 
Cap 4 . Salter 
m r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 

Daniel Seymour who came from the West Indies in Cap'. Dupee 
was this day sent to the Almshouse at the Charge of the Province, 
being a Stranger and not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Prov- 
ince. 



254 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan y 30 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
Rate of Five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and Four pence p. 
Bushell [227.] is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges, Pains 
and Livelihood, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf '- 11 ' 

Wheaton 13 - 

Household 1-1-6 

Two Penny White Loaf 1-1-6 

Wheaten 1 - 10 - 1 

Household 2 - 2-12 

Of Six Penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

Household 6-8-4 

Twelve Penny Wheaten Loaf 9 - 12 - 6 

Household 13 - - 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb. 6 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq. 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

The Select men at the desire of m r . Isaac White [228.] and 
m r . Edward Dumaresq a few days since, went upon their Lands 
near Charlestown ferry placs, and then agreed and Determined 
that, that part of the street called Charter street, whereon the said 
Dumaresq's Land which he lately purchased of the said White is 
Bounded, is twenty five feet wide, and that said Whites Land ex- 
tends from the Northwest Corner of said Dumaresq's Land on said 
Charter street twenty nine feet, seven inches till it comes to a 
Lane or highway and then turns a Corner & is bounded on said 
Lane or highway till it runs down to a stake fix'd in the Flatts. 

Mem The Corner of said White's Workhouse stands about two 
foot on the said Lane or highway. 

At a Meeting of the Honourables his Majestys Justices of the 
Peace, the Gentlemen the Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor, 
within the Town of Boston on Wednesday the sixth day of Feb- 
ruary A.D. 1750. 

[229.] Present 

Samuel Welles Esq r . 

Edward Winslow Esq T . 

Abiel Wnlley Esq r . 

Joshua Cheever Esq r . 

Jacob lioyall Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750-51. 255 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace. 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . Thomas Hill 
m r . John Gardner 

Select men. 
William Tyler Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
m r . Ebenezer Storer 
m r . John Barrett 

Overseers of the Poor. 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then agreed upon 
to be attended on Tuesday the twelfth day of February instant, at 
nine [23O.] O'Clock in the morning, if the Weather be fair, if 
not then on Friday following, being the fifteenth instant, and it 
is also agreed to meet at Faneuil Hall at Five o'Clock in the Even- 
ing of said Day of Visitation, to Report the State of the Town 
&c. 

The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz*. 

Ward, Number One 
The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq. 
Cap*. Ebenezer Stone 
m r . John Spooner 
m r . George Holmes 
Cap 4 . Nath. Greenwood 
m r . John Ruddock 
m r . John Kilby, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq. 
m r . Samuel Grant 
m r . John Barret 
m r . Alex Sears 
Cap'. Benj a .Hammet 
Cap 4 . Nath. Barber. 
[231.] Cap 4 . John Goldthwait 

m r . Henry Darrell 
Deacon William Larrabee 
Ward, Number Three 
Joshua Cheever Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Isaac Walker 
Cap 4 . Benj*. Edwards 
Cap 4 . Jonathan Snelling 
m r . Thomas Greenough 
m r . Joseph Gardner 
m r . Thomas Lawlor, Constable 

Ward, Number Four 
William Tyler Esq. 
m r . John Gardner 
m r Jonathan Gushing 



256 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

m r . James Halsey 

Cap*. Nathaniel Allen 

M r . Joseph Jackson 

m r . Pearn Cowell, Constable 
Ward, Number Five 

Daniel Henchman Esq. 
[232.] Thomas Hancock Esq. 

m r . James Pitts 

iu r . Thomas Tyler 

Cap*. Jn Games 

m r . Henry Newman 

m r . Joseph Lasenby 

m r . Edward Whittemore, Constable 
Ward, Number Six 

Abiel Walley Esq r . 

m r . Edward Bromfield 

m r . Joseph Green 

m r . Benj a . Dolbeare 

Deacon Jacob Parker 

m r . Richard Billings 

m r . Samuel Savage 

m r . Ephraim Green, Constable 
Ward, Number Seven 

John Phillips Esq r . 

m r . Peter Chardon 

Cap'. Henry Berry 

m r . Thomas Hawden 

m r . Henry Bromfield 
[233. J m r . John Simpson 

m r . John Irving, Constable 
Ward, Number Eight 

Jacob Royall Esq r . 

William Downe Esq r . 

m r . Joseph Sherburne 

m r . John Scollay 

m r . John Grant 

m r . David Jeffries 

m r . Gershom Flagg 

m r . Abraham Tuckerman, Constable 
Ward, Number Nine 

The Hon Andrew Oliver Esq 1 . 

Edward Winslow Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq*. 

m r . Middlecott Cooke 

Cap*. Joseph Russell 

Capt. Samuel Hughes 

m r . Ebenezer Holmes 

m r . John Barker, Constable 
Ward, Number Ten 

The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
[234.] Francis Borland Esq r . 

Jeremiah Green Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1750-51. 257 

Mr. James Boutineau 

M r . Ralph Inman 

Cap*. Isaac Freeman 

m r . Thomas Gushing 

m r . William Lowder, Constable. 

Ward, Number Eleven 
The Hon. Thomas Hubbard Esq. 
Cap 1 . William Salter 
m r . Thomas Oxnard 
m r . Stephen Greenleafe 
m r . Edmund Quincy 
m r . John Winslow 
Cap'. James Day 
m r . John Colton, Constable 

Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq. 
John Hill Esq. 
m r . Thomas Hill 
m r . Thomas Foster 
m r . Thomas Downe jun*. 
[235.] m r . William Coffin 

Joshua Henshaw Esq. 
mr. John Rider, Constable 

And the Town Clerk is directed to give forth Copys of the 
above Order or Sortmeut accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 4 th . 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Mem". Amos Grandy a Stranger, & not an Inhabitant of any 
Town in this Province being sick and very poor, was sent by the 
Select men to the Almshouse the 9 th of Novem r . last, to be Sup- 
ported at the Province charge. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at 
the Rate of Five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and four pence 
p. Bushell [236] is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
Pains and Livelihood, which is Computed as follows, Viz*. 

lb- oz- dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 8 - 11 

Wheaten 13 - 

Household 1 - 1 - 6 

Two Penny White Loaf 1 - 1 - 6 

Wheaten 1 - 10 - 1 

Household 2 - 2 - 12 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

Household 6 - 8 - 4 

Twelve Penny Wheaten Loaf 9 - 12 - 6 

Household 13 - 9 - 8 



258 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed 
to the Constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name requiring 
them forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
of the said Town duly qualified and Rateable at Twenty Pounds 
Estate to a single Rate (beside the Poll) to Convene at Faneuil 
Hall on Monday the Eleventh day of March instant, at nine 
[237.] O'Clock in the forenoon, then and there to Nominate and 
Choose meet persons to serve the Town the Year ensuing, as Select 
men, Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Firewards, Constables, 
& other necessary officers as the Law directs, to Grant s:ich Sums 
of money as shall be judged needful for tbe Relief of the Poor and 
defraying other necessary Charges ; to receive the Reports of the 
Towns Committees on several affairs ; To Act upon the List of 
Jurors; to appoint a Committee to Visit the Schools; To_Chqose 
Auditors of the accounts of the Town Treasurer & Overseers of 
the Poor, To Determine what Premium shall be allowed the Col- 
lectors of Taxes, and what time the Assessors may set to make 
abatement of Taxes ; t^T^finftivftandJitftmin^ the accompts of 
the Granary, to pass upon~TKe~~Petition of several Inhabitants 
praying the Town would Consider of the great Expence occasioned 
by the Publick Schools, and Determine whether one Grammar 
School, and two writing Schools [238.] are not sufficient for the 
Education of the Children of the Town, the Petition of m r . Elias 
Dupee that he may have an order on the Treasury for his Premium 
for Collecting the Taxes for the Year 1747. and also that an Abate- 
ment of sundry Taxes committed to him to Collect in the Year 
1744, 1745, 1746, 1747. may be made him; the Petition of Cap 1 . 
Benjamin Edwards, that an abatement of sundry Taxes committed 
to him to Collect may be made him, the Petition of D r . William 
Rand that the Town would accept of the Report of the Committee 
appointed on his Petition the 29 th . of June last, their Vote not- 
withstanding ; To Consider whether the Town will have an Engine 
Erected near the middle part of it, for Weighing of Hay brought 
in by Water ; Whether any more effectual Method, than is already 
prescrib'd by Law, can be taken to prevent tlie Disorders that are 
frequently committed by Negro Servants in the night ; of the 
[239.] Petition of m r . Alexander Hunt that the Town would Sell 
him a peice of Land near Fort hill adjoyning to his Land ; What 
Salarys shall be given to the Masters and Ushers of the Publick 
Schools the ensuing Year ; To Choose Jurors for April Court ; and 
also Act upon such others matters and things as stand referr'd 
over to said Meeting. 

The Free holders are also Notified to meet at the same time and 
place to give in their Votes for a Register of Deeds & Conveyances 
for the County of Suffolk. 


At a Meeting of the Select men, March 13. 1750. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . Sam. Grant 
Mr. Thomas Hill 
M r . John Gardner 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1751. 259 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

M r . George Holmes 

Ordered, that the Town-Clerk post up the assize of Bread as 
the same is now [239^.] stated for direction to the Bakers and 
Clerks of the Markett be as follows, viz'. 

lb- oz- dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 8 - 11 

Wheaten 1:5 - 0^ 

Household 1 - 1 - 6 - 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 1 - 6 

Wheaten 1 - JO - 1 

Household 2 - 2 - 12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

House-hold C - 8 - 4 

Twelve penny Wheate n Loaf 9- 12- 6 

Household 1 3 - - 8 

Computed at five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat and four pence 
p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains & live- 
lihood, and the several Bakers within the Town are ordered to 
mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first letter 
of their Christian Names and with the lirst and last letters of their 
Sirnames. 

[24O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 3 d . 1751. 

Present 

John Steel Esq. 

Al r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

M r . Gardner 

M r . Holmes 

The following Depositions were taken at the request of the 
Select men and are now Entred with their Minutes by their direc- 
tion (the Original being on file) viz'. 

John Bish aged about sixty eight Years testifieth and saith, that 
forty six years ago M r . Thomas Hunt occupied & improved a 
Blacksmith's Shop then and now standing upon an old Whartl'e 
formerly belonging to M r . Timothy Thornton lying between the 
land of m r . Jonathan Bowman clecjd formerly belonging to m r . 
Parminter deced and the land of M r . Ingersoll deccd formerly be- 
longing to said Thornton, and the Depon*. further saith that the 
Shed now belonging to m r . Thomas Bentley and the Wharffe under 
the same is the same Shop and [241.] Wharff that was improved 
by the said Hunt forty six years past, and stands (according to 
this Deponents best remembrance) now exactly as it did then, and 
further that the said Wharff and Shop was forty six years ago 
look'd upon as an old Wharff and Shop, and the Deponent verily 
believes the sai 1 Wharff was built a great number of years before 
m r . Hunt possessed the same. And the Deponent further saith 
that there was a Water course between the land of said Bowman 
and the said Wharff and Land formerly of said Thomas Hunt, 
which for upwards of forty years he has known has been claimed 
as a Town Slip and always improved as such which run down by 



260 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

the side of said Wharff, and according to this Deponent's best 
remembrance was seven or eight feet or more in wedth. 

his 
JOHN JJ BISH 

mark 
Suffolk as. Boston March 23 d . 1753 

M r . John Bish appearing made solemn oath that the aforewritteu 
Deposition [242.] by him Subscribed contains the truth, the 
whole truth, and nothing but the truth, take in perpetuam rei 
memoriam. 

-r, n TT "} Justices of the 

EDW D . HCTCHINSON ( TJ 

JOHN STEEL f * 5e 

) Quorum unus 

Benjamin Storer aged about sixty-six Years, declareth anclsaith 
that upwards of thirty eight Years ago he lived at the Northerly part 
of Boston and well knew the Blacksmith's Shop and Wharffe occu- 
pied by m r . Thomas Hunt late of Boston Blacksmith deceased, 
which he then understood late belonged to mr. Timothy Thornton 
which Wharff &c. is now standing according to the Deponent's best 
remembrance as it did then and was then look'd upon as an old 
Wharff and Shop, it having been built a great number of years be- 
fore the Deponents remembrance. And is the same Wharffe that 
m r . Thomas Bentley now owns and improves tying between the 
Land of Jonathan Bowman deced. and the Land of m r . Ingersol. 
and the Deponent further saith, that upwards [243.] of thirty 
eight years past and ever since there was a slip of land between 
the said Wharff and the land of m r . Bowman which was called a 
Town Slip and has been claimed as such ever since the Deponent's 
remembrance, and run down to the North ward of m r . Bentley's 
land, and this Deponent verily believes the same slip was seven or 
eight feet wide. 

his 
BENJAMIN B S STOKER 

mark 
Suffolk ss. Boston March 23 d . 1750. 

M r . Benjamin Storer appearing made solemn Oath that the afore- 
written Deposition by him Subscribed contains the truth the whole 
truth and nothing but the truth, taken in perpetuam rei memoriam. 
p. ,. EDW D . HUTCHINSON ) Justices of the Peace 

JOHN STEEL j Quorum Unus 

William Pratt Aged about fifty eight Years testih'eth an-1 saith 
that upwards of twenty years ago he built a Wharff for, [244.] 
m r . Jonathan Bowman on land lying between m r . Ruddock's land, 
and land formerly of Thomas Hunt deced, and when he was build- 
ing said Wharff he advised m r . Bowman (as he had timber long 
enough) to build the Wharff over & adjoin the same to said 
m r . Hunt's Wharff to which m r . Bowman replied there was a 
Slip of Land between him and m r . Hunt that belonged to the 
Town, and he shou'd not build a Wharff for the Town altho' he 
had timber enough and to spare, but that he would lay some Tim- 
ber accross and only put planks upon thorn for their own conven- 
ience which he could remove when he pleased, and the Deponent 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1751. 261 

at the said Bowman's desire put the Timbers accross and laid 
plank on them which are now to be seen adjoining to Land for- 
merly of said Hunt but now belonging to m r . Thomas Bentley. 

WILLIAM PRATT 
Suffolk, ss. Boston, March 23 d . 1750 

M r . Will" 1 . Pratt appearing made solemn Oath that the Deposi- 
tion aforewritten by him [245.] Subscribed contains the truth, 
the whole truth and nothing but the truth, in perputuam rei memo- 
riam. 

T> . EDW D . HUTCHINSON | Justices of the Peace 

JOHN STEEL } Quorum Unus 

At a Meeting of the Select men April 5^. 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 
John Steel Esq. 
M r . Grant 
M r . Holmes 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of 4/4 p. Bushell for Wheat and four pence p. Bushell is al- 
lowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains and Livelihood, which 
is computed as follows, viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

of penny White Loaf 9- 15 

W beaten 14 - 14| 

House hold 1 - 3 - 13 

Two penny White Loaf ----I- 3-13 

Wheaten 1 - 13 - 12 

Household 2- 7- loj 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 9 - 4 

Household 7 - 16 - 15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 11 - 2 - 8 

House hold 14 - 13 - 15 

[246.] At a Meetiug of the Select men, April 17 th 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq. 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

m r . Holmes 

Whereas the Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at 
Boston for the County of Suffolk the first Tuesday of April ins', 
desired the Select men of this Town to meet them at the Court 
house, which they accordingly did, and were then informed by said 
Court that there was a necessity of having a Gallows erected in 
some proper place in the County for the Execution of a Negro Girl 
now in Boston Goal under Sentence of Death, and that it was 
usual to have the Gallows in the Shire Town of the County, desiring 
the Select men would consider of some suitable place for erecting 



262 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

a Gallows accordingly, and that they would there upon give 
Notice to the Sheriff of the County of the [247.] place by them 
appointed for that purpose that so he may proceed in erecting the 
same at ihe expence of the County. And the Select men having 
since taken the same into Consideration judge that the peice of 
Land belonging to the Town on the West side of the Neck con- 
sisting of a small knowl a little beyond the Fortification is a suit- 
able place for erecting a Gallows, and hereby give Liberty to the 
Sheriff to erect the same there accordingly, the said Gallows to 
remain there during the pleasure of the Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 8 th . 1751 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Gardner 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

m r . Holmes 

Elisha Brown from Cambridge a Trader appeared and desired to 
be admitted an Inhabitant of this Town. [5548.] The Selectmen 
apprehending he has bro't with him a sufficiency to answer the 
Law, and he being well recommended. Voted, that he be admitted 
an Inhabitant of this Town accordingly. 

The Select men having received directions from the Hon ble . 
Edward Hutchinson Esq r . Judge of the Probate of Wills &c. for 
the County of Suffolk to make inquiry into the ability of Simeon 
Stoddard of Boston Gentleman, and to discover with him or other- 
wise whether he is a non Compos, Lunatic or distracted Person and 
not capable to manage his own Estate. The Select men having 
made enquiry into the Premisses and examined the said Simeon, 
Voted, that they are of opinion he has many intervals of Lunacy 
and not capable of managing his own Affairs, and did Report ac- 
cordingly. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant, directed to 
the Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name requiring them 
forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston (within their Precincts) [249.] that have an 
Estate of forty shillings p. annum of Free hold in land within this 
Province or Territor}- at least or other Estate of the value of Forty 
Pounds Sterling to Convene at Faneuil Hall upon Tuesday the 
fourteenth day of May ins', at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then 
and there to elect and depute one or more Persons (being Free- 
holders and resident in the Town) according to the Number set 
and limited by the Act of the General Assembly to serve for and 
represent them in a Great and General Court or Assembly ap- 
pointed to be convened held and kept for His Majesty's Service at 
the Court house in Boston upon Wednesday the twenty ninth day 
of said May, and so de die in diem during their Session & Sessions 
according to a Precept under the hand and Seal of Benjamin Pol- 
lard Esq r . Sheriff of the County of Suffolk bearing date the thirtieth 
day of April in the twenty fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign 
Annoq. Dom. 1751. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1751. 2fi3 

And alike requiring them to warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants [35O.] of said Town qualified as the Law directs to 
meet at the same time and place to consider of the Petition of sun- 
dry Inhabitants that the Town would give orders that the En- 
croachments made on thc'ir highway leading from Hudson Point 
Southwesterly to the Mill Stream by m r . Gees Building yard called 
Ferry way, may be remov'd and said Way repaired. The Petition 
of George Lamotte that he may have liberty to erect a small Build- 
ing for the Sale of Fish at the head of the Town Dock. Of the 
Petition of James Fairservice &c. that all Hay & Sand brought to 
Market for Sale may be put under a proper Regulation. Of the 
Petition of William Larrabee and John Ruddock for an Abatement 
of sundry Taxes committed to them to collect in the Years 1747, 
1748, & 1749. To choose a Committee to prosecute any Person 
or Persons that have made Encroachments on their Lands near 
Fort-hill, or any other pnrt of the Town ; Also a Committee to 
enquire into the State of Winuisimit Ferry, and whether the Town 
will Lease out the Same, and of the State of the North Granary 
house, and what [251.] is best to be done concerning it. To 
determine what Salaries shall be given to the several School 
masters and Ushers of the Town the current year. To Grant such 
Sums of Money as may be judged needful for the relief of the 
poor and defreying other necessary Charges. To receive the Re- 
ports of the Town's Committees on several Affairs, to choose such 
Officers as are wanting and Act upon all such matters and things 
as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 15. 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
rn r . Grant 
m r . Gardner 
m r . Holmes 

Upon Application made by Martha Colton Widow who is lately 
removed or about to remove from this Town to [253.] Cambridge 
the Select men gave her the following Certificate. 

Boston, May 15. 1751. 

This may Certify, whom it may concern that the bearer hereof 
Martha Colson Widow is an Inhabitant of the Town of Boston, 
and as she is about to go to the Town of Cambridge we agree in 
behalf of the said Town of Boston, that if she is warn'd out of 
said Town of Cambridge, we will receive her as an Inhabitant 
again Witness our hands the day above. 

THOMAS HANCOCK") a 
SAM. GRANT 
THO" HILL i ~ 

JOHN GARDNER f J> 
JOSHUA HENSHAW | ^ 
GEORGE HOLMES J 



264 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 27 th . 1751. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize [253.] of 
Bread at the rate of four shillings p. Bushell for Wheat and four 
pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains 
& Livelihood which is computed as follows, Viz*. 

1. - oz. dr. 

of penny White Loaf 10 - 11 

Wheaten 1-0-2 

Household 1-5-7 

Two penny White Loaf 1-5-7 

Wheaten 2-0-4 

Household 2-10-14 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 6 - 0-12 

Household 8 - 0-10 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 12-1 8 

Household 16 - . 1 - 4 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 12. 1751. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
M r . Gardner 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes 

[254.] Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant 
directed to the Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name 
requiring them forthwith to warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly qualified, rateable at 
twenty Pounds each to a single rate (besides the poll) to Convene 
at Faneuil-Hall on Friday the fourteenth day of June ins', at four 
o'Clock, in the afternoon to determine whether the Town will 
preferr a Petition to the Great & General Court now sitting, pray- 
ing that the Sum of Nine hundred twenty-six Pounds seven shil- 
lings and ten pence being a quarter part of the Charge of building 
the Court house, and which they are ordered to pay by said Court 
may be remitted, and do whatever else may be judged necessary 
concerning the same. 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Publick Schools in this Town 
pursuant to the Vote and Order of the Inhabitants at their Meet- 
ing the fourteenth of May last be [255.] attended on Wednesday 
the nineteenth day of June curr'. and the following Gent n . be 
desired to accompany the Select men in the said Visitation, viz'. 
The Hon ble . Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
The Hon ble . John Wheelwright Esq r . 
The Hou ble . Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
The Hon ble . Thomas Hutchinson Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1751. 265 

The Hon ble . Stephen Sewnll Esq r . 

The Gent n . the Rep ve8 . of Boston 

The Rev d . Joseph Sewall DD. 

The Rev d . M r . Thomas Prince 

The Rev d . M r . William Welsteed 

The Rev d . M r . Samuel Mather 

The Rev d . M r . Mather Byles 

The Rev d . M r . Samuel Cooper 

Daniel Henchman Esq r . 

John Phillips Esq r . 

M r . Middlecott Cooke 

Cap'. William Salter 

M r . Edward Bromfield 

M r . James Boutineau 

M r . John Barrett 
[256.] M r . David Jeffries 

Cap'. Hugh M c Daniel 

Ordered that Mr. Savell give seasonable Notice to the several 
Gentlemen of this appointment and that they be desired to meet at 
Faneuil-Hall at eight o'Clock in the morning of said day, and that 
he acquaint the several School masters therewith. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 19 th . 1751 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes. 

The Select men according to appointment this day visited the 
public Schools in the Town accompanied by the following Gent", 
viz'. 

f Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
| John Wheelwright Esq r . 
The Hon ble . <J Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

Tho 8 . Hutchinson Esq r . 
(.Stephen Sewall Esq r . 

[257.] The Gent n . the Representatives of Boston 
The Rev d . D r . Joseph Sewall 
M r . Thomas Prince 
M r . William Welsteed 
M r . Samuel Mather 
M r . Mather Byles 
M r . Samuel Cooper 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 
M r . Middlecott Cooke 
Cap'. William Salter 
M r . Edward Bromfield 
M r . James Boutineau 
M r . John Barratt 



266 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

M r . David Jeffries 

Cap' Hugh M c -Daniel. 

and found that in the South Gramar School there were one hun- 
dred and twenty Scholars, in the South writing School two hun- 
dred and seventy scholars, in the Writing School in Queen street 
there were ninety Scholars in the North Grammar School forty 
nine Scholars in the North writing School Two hundred and sixty 
five Scholars all in very good Order. 

[258.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 24, 1751. 

Present 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
M r . Holmes 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of 'four shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, & four pence p. Bush- 
ell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains and Livelihood, 
which is computed as follows viz 1 . 

Of Penny White Loaf 10- 11$ 

Wheaten 1- 0- 2 

House hold 1- 5- 7 

Two Penny White Loaf 1- 5- 7 

Wheaten 2- 0- 4 

House hold 2- 10- 14 

Six penny Wheatn Loaf 6- 0- 12 

House hold 8- 0- 10 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 12- 1- 8 

House hold 16- 1- 4 

[259.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 18 th . 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
M r . Gardner 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
M r . Holmes 

The Select men pass'd upon the List of Persons licenced the 
last Year to Sell strong drink both as Innholders and Retailers 
within this Town, and also pass'd upon the following Petitions for 
Licences. Viz'. 

(Omission on pages 259, 260, 261) 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 29 th . 1751. 

Present 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1751. 267 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at 
the rate of four shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and four pence p. 
Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains and Liveli- 
hood, which is Computed as follows, Viz 4 

Of penny White Loaf 10- ll 

Wheaten 1- 0- 2 

House hold 1- 5'- 7 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 5- 7 

Wheat en 2- 0- 4 

House hold 2- 10- 14 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf 6- 0- 12 

Household 8- 0- 10 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 12- 1- 8 

Household 16- 1- 4 

[263.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen, August 13 th . 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r Grant 
m r . Hill 
m r . Gardner 
Joshua Henshaw Esq. 
m r . Holmes 

This day the Select men delivered the Boat called the Rainsford 
lately built by the Province for the use of their Hospital on Rains- 
ford Island to m r . James Hamilton keeper of said Hospital and 
took his Receipt for the same as on file, and at the same tims gave 
him the following Orders in Writing for his direction viz'. 

Boston, August 13 th . 1751. 
M r . James Hamilton, 

You having th ; s day received the Boat named the Rainsford 
lately built at the charge of the Province for the use of the Hos- 
pital on Rainsford's Island. We hereby direct and order that you 
take said Boat and carry her clown to said Island, & there take 
particular care of her in Mooring her [264.] at such a distance 
from the Island as that she may be secured from any Storms or 
Weather that may happen so far as it is in your power, and that 
she be at all times kept clean and ready upon the first notice to 
take in such sick Persons as from time to time there may be occa- 
sion for, and do any other Service that may be necessary for the 
said Hospital or the Sick there, and that you do not employ her 
in any Business but the use of the Hospital. 

SELECT MEN OP BOSTON. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 21. 1751. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes. 



268 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up [265.] an assize of Bread 
at the rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushel! for Wheat 
and four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains and Livelihood which is computed as follows, viz'. 

1. oz- dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9- 4 

Wheaten 13- 14 

House hold 1- 2- 8 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 2- 8 

Wheaten 1- 11- 12 

House hold 2- 5- 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5- 3- 4 

House hold 6- 15- 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10- 6- 8 

House hold 13- 14- 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His M;ijest} T 's Justices of the 
Peace and the Select men of Boston, August 17al 

A Ward on Bos! on Neck upon the I ord's days was then ordered 

and appointed from and after the date hereof untill the (Jay 

of October next ensuing inclusive as has been customary hereto- 
fore, and a Warrant was issued accordingly, [266.] and is in 
the words following viz'. 

Boston ss. To each and every of the Constables of the Town 
of Boston. Greeting. 

Whereas by an Act of the Great & General Court pass'd in the 
eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William III 
Entitled An Act for keeping of Watches in Towns, It is 
Enacted, " that from time to time when and so often as a Military 
Watch shall not be ordered and appointed to be kept, the Justices 
of the Peace together with the Select men of each Town within this 
Province are Impowered & authorized to direct and order a suita- 
ble Watch or Watches to be set up and kept &c. aurl also a Ward 
to be kept every Lord's day & other days as they shall think 
needful, and to appoint the Number whereof such Watch and 
Ward shall consist, and the time for the beginning and continu- 
ance of the same, and the Constable or Constables of the Town 
having orders accordingly given them in Writing by the Justices 
& Select men are thereby Impowered and required from time to 
time to warn such Watch & Ward respectively and to see that 
all persons so warned by them do attend and observe [267.] 
their duty in that regard." And whereas the said Justices & 
Select men are informed of frequent Prophanation of the Lord's 
day (especially at this Season of the Year) by loose vain Persons 
servants negroes &c. unnecessarily travelling or walking to and 
from Boston and Roxbury with neglect of attending on the public 
Worship of God in either place & bringing from the Neighbouring 
Towns corn apples and other Fruit of the Earth to the great dis- 
turbance of the public peace & scandal of our Christian Profes- 
sion. 

It is therefore Ordered by the said Justices and Select men 
that from and after the date hereof and untill the day of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1751. 269 

October next ensuing inclusive, the Constables of and within the 
town of Boston & every of them by turns do warn and appoint 
eight meet and sober persons Inhabitants of the said Town on tho 
Lord's day to ward on the Neck or Highway between Boston and 
Roxbury at some convenient place near the line of Defence, four 
of said Persons are to give their Attendance there from seven 
o'Clock in the [268.] morning untill half an hour after twelve at 
noon, and there to be relieved by the other four who are there to 
continue upon duty uutill the Dusk of the Evening, and the Con- 
stable or Constables are to take care in Warning thereof, that such 
Ward do not consist of all or the greatest part Youths, but that 
some able householders or other sufficient persons be joined with 
them. And the said Constables are hereby enjoined to give in 
charge to such Ward to prevent and suppress such disorders, 10 
examine all Passengers and restrain them from Disporting Idle 
or unnecessary travel on the Lord's day. And if any Person or 
Persons be rude refractory or shall refuse to give a satisfactory 
account of the occasion of their travelling or otherwise misbehave 
themselves, to take them up, and carry them before the next 
Justice of the Peace or return their Names to such Justice in order 
to tlieir being examined & proceeded against according to the 
nature of their offence as Prophaners of the Lord's day. 

Given under our hands & Seals at Boston the day of 

August, in the twenty fifth year of His Majesty's Reign. Annoq 
Dora 1 1751. 

[269.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep*. 25. 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

M r . Holmes 

Voted that the Select men of Dorchester be served with a Copy of 
the Agreement made between them and the Select raen of Boston 
relating to Jonathan Chandler who came from Dorchester to live 
in this Town as entred with the Select men's Records, August 26, 
1736. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread 'at 
four shillings & eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat, & four pence p. 
Bushell is allowed to the Bakers tor their Charges pains and Live- 
lihood, which is computed as follows viz' 

Of penny White Loaf 9' - 4' 

Wheaten 13 - 4 

Household 1-2-8 

Two penny White Loaf 1-2-8 

Wheaten 1-11-12 

Household 2-5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 3-4 

Household 6 - 15 - 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6 - 8 

Household 13 - 14 - 



270 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[27O.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept r . 30 th . 1751. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
M r . Gardner 
M r . Holmes 

A Committee of the Select men, viz* m r . Grant m r . Hill m r . 
Gardner m r . Henshaw and m r . Holmes viewed the New way called 
Ferry way by Charles River as repaired by m r . Ruddock and others 
and approve of the same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 22 1751 

Present 

- (omission of names) 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushel for [271.] 
Wheat and four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for 
their Charges pains and livelihood which is Computed as follows 
viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9- 4 

Wheaten 13-14 

Household 1-2-8 

Two penny White Loaf 1-2-8 

Wheaten 1 - 11 - 12 

Household 2 - 5 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 3 - 4 

Household 6-15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6 - 8 

Household 13-14 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 11, 1751 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

m r . Gardner 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston. In His Majesty's Name requiring them 
forthwith to warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Boston duly qualified rateable at [272.] Twenty 
pounds Estate to a single rate (beside the Poll) to Convene at 
Faneuil Hall on Friday the fifteenth day of November cur', at 
three o'Clock in the afternoon to choose collectors of Taxes for 
the present year in the room of such Persons as were chose in 
March last & refuse to Serve. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 13, 1751. 

Present 
(omission) 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 271 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
[273.] Pains and Livelihood, which is Computed as follows viz'. 

Of penny White Loaf 9 - 4 

Wheaten 13 - 14 

Household 1 - 2-8 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 2 - 8 

Wheaten 1-11-12 

Household 2 - 5 - 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 3 - 4 

Household 6 - 15 - 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6 - 8 

Household 13 - 14 - 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17 6, 1752 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and four pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
pains & Livelihood [274.] which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9 - 15 

Wheaten 14 - 14f 

Household 1 - 3-13 

Two Penny White Loaf 1 - 3-13 

Wheaten 1 - 13 - 12| 

House hold 2 - 7 - 10J 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 9 - 4 

House hold 7 - 6 - 15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 11 - 2 - 8 

Household 14 - 13 - 15 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan'ry 15, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r 
m r . Holmes 

M r . Josiah Baker Master of the Copper Engine kept by the old 
north Meeting house resigning his office as Master of said Engine, 
and m r . Joseph Glidden being present was admitted and approved 
of as Master thereof in the [275.] said Bakers Head and he is 
allowed the following Men, viz'. 

Joseph Glidden 
Jon a . Tarbox 
Walter Edmonds 



272 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Elias Robinson 

Henry Newhall 

John Newhall 

Will m . Burheck 

Nath 1 . Woodward 

Edw d . Richards 

John Robinson 

James Barnard 

William Page & 

Caleb Hacker 

and the Town Clerk is directed to give him the usual orders and 
Directions in Writing as soon as may be. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan 17 22 d . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers [276.] for their 
Charges pains & Livelihood which is Computed as follows viz*. 

Of penny White Loaf 9*- 4 

Wheaten 13 - 14 

Household 1 - 2 - 8 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 2 - 8 

Wheaten 1 - 11 - 12 

Household 2 - 5 - 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 3 - 4 

Household 6 - 15 - 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6 - 8 

Household 13 - 14 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His Majestys Justices of the 
Peace, the Gentlemen the Select men and Overseers of the Poor 
within the Town of Boston on Wednesday the fifth day of February 
A.D. 1752 

Present 
The Hon ble . Jacob Wendell Esq r . 



Justices of the 
Peace 



[277.] 



Joshua Winslow Esq r . 
Samuel Welles Esq r . 
Dan. Henchman Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 



John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Samuel Grant 

select men -< . mu TT-H 

m r . Thomas Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . George Holmes 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 273 

f The Hon ble . And". Oliver Esq r . 

John Hill Esq r . 

Overseers of the m r . Ebenezer Storer 

Poor m r . John Franklyn 

m r . Joseph Sherburn 
m r . John Tudor 

A General Walk or Visitation of the Town was then agreed 
upon to be attended on Tuesday the eleventh day of February ins', 
at nine o'Clock in the morning if the Weather be fair, if not then 
on Friday following being the fourteenth instant. And it is also 
agreed to meet at Fanenil-Hall at five o'Clock in the Evening of 
said clay of Visitation to report the state of the Town &c. 
[278.] The Order or Sortment as follows, Viz 1 . 

Ward, Number One 
The Hon ble . Edward Hutchinson Esq r . 
m r . George Holmes 
Cap 1 . Ebenezer Storer 
m r . John Kneeland 
Cap*. Nath 1 . Greenwood 
tn r . John Ruddock 
m r . John Breck 
Daniel Collins Constable 
Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq*. 
m r . John Barrett 
Cap*. Jon a . Snelling 
Cap*. Alex r . Sears 
Cap*. John Goldthwait 
Cap*. Nath 1 . Barber 
Uriel Rea, Constable 

Ward, Number Three 
John Steel Esq r 
M r . John Tudor 
[279.] M r . David Jenkins 

M r . Tho". Greenough 
M r . Gammon Stevens 
M r . Joseph Gardner 
Daniel Bell, Constable 

Ward, Number Four 
Abiel Walley Esq r . 
M r . John Franklyn 
M r . John Scollay 
M r . Jacob Parker 
M r . John Jones 
Cap*. Nath 1 . Allen 
John Doane, Constable 
Ward, Number Five 
William Tyler Esq r . 
Dan 1 Henchmen Esq r . 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . James Pitts 
M r . John Winslow 



274 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

D r . Joseph Jackson 
John Watts, Constable 
[28O.] Ward, Number Six 

John Phillips Esq r . 
M r . Joseph Green 
M r . Benj". Dolbeare 
M r . William Faiitield 
M r . Samuel Savage 
M r . Richard Billings 
Josiah Waters, Constable 

Ward, Number Seven 
Jacob Roy all Esq r . 
M r . Joseph Sberburn 
M r . Jon" Payson 
Cap'. Henry Berry 
M r . Peter Chardon 
M r . John Welsh 
Andrew Campbell, Constable 

Ward, Number Eight 
Joshua Winslow Esq r . 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
M r . Edward Bromfield 
M r . David Jeffries 
M r . John Spooner 
M r . James Boutineau 
M r . Ebenezer Holmes 
Samuel Procter, Constable 

[281.] Ward, Number Nine 

The Hon ble . Andrew Oliver Esq r . 

Jonas Clarke Esq r . 

Cap'. Joseph Russell 

Cap'. Samue 1 . Hughes 

M r . Peter Oliver 

M r . Jon a . Williams 

Samuel Bass Jun r . Constable 

Ward, Number Ten 
The Hon ble . Jacob Wendell Esq T . 
Jeremiah Green Esq r . 
Cap*. James Scutt 
Doct r . Sylvester Gardner 
m r . Joseph Dowes 
m r . Will m . Bowdoin 
Joseph Payson, Constable 

Ward, Number Eleven 
The Hou ble . Tho". Hubbard Esq r . 
Cap 1 . William Salter 
m r . Edmund Quincy 
m r . Thomas Flucker 
m r . Stephen Greenleaf 
m r . Hopestill Foster 
John Crosley, Constable 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 275 

Ward, Number Twelve 
The Hon ble . Samuel Welles Esq r . 
John Hill Esq r . 
M r . Thomas Hill 
M r . Thomas Foster 
M r . Thomas Downe j r . 
M r . Snmuel Adams 
M r . William Coffin 
Obadiah Curtis, Constable 

And the Town Clerk is directed to give forth Copies of the above 
Order or Sortment accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb^. 24, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m f . Holmes 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of [283.] four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat 
and four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Char- 
ges pains and Livelihood, which is Computed as follows, viz 1 . 

1. oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 9-4 

Wheaten 13-14 

House hold 1-2-8 

Two Penny White Loaf 1-2-8 

Wheaten 1-11-12 

House bold ----- -2-5 

Six Penny Wheaten Loaf ---- 5.3.4 

Ho-.ise hold - - - - - 6-15- 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf --- 10-6-8 

Household - - - - 13-14- 



At a Meeting of the Select men, March 2 d . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq T . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of [284.] Boston, In His Majestys Name requir- 
ing them forth with to warn all the Free holders and other Inhab- 
itants of the said Town duly qualified and rateable at Twenty 
Pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the Poll) to Convene at 
Faneuil Hall on Wednesday the ninth day of March current at nine 



276 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

o'Clock in the forenoon then and there to nominate and choose 
meet Persons to serve the Town the Year ensuing, as Select men, 
Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Firewards, Constables, and 
other necessary Officers as the Law directs, to Grant such Sums of 
Money as shall be judged needful for the relief of the poor and 
defraying other necessary Charges, to receive the Reports of the 
towns Committees on several Affairs. To act upon the List of 
Jurors, to appoint a Committee to visit the Schools to Clipose 
Auditors of the Accounts of the Town Treasurer and Overseers of 
the Poor, to determine what premium shall be allowed the Col- 
lectors of Taxes, and what time the Assessors may sit to makt 
Abatements thereof ; to receive & examine the Accounts of the 
Granary, to consider of [285.] the petition of D r . Sylvester Gardi- 
nerttratrfie may have a lease of the lands at the bottom of the Com- 
mon. The petition of sundry Inhabitants that the Bell at the Rev d . 
Mess. Welsteed and Gray's Meeting house may be rung at eleven 
o'Clock in the forenoon. The Petition of Nathaniel Barber as Ad- 
mor to the Estate of Cap*. Benjamin Edwards and of John Grant 
that sundry Taxes committed to them to Collect may be abated. 

The Petition of sundry Inhabitants that Faneuil Hall Market 
may be shut up for so long time as the Town shall judge for their 
Interest ; to determine whether the way leading from Orange Street 
between the Dwelling houses of Cap*. Cruister and M r . Clough to the 
highway leading to the Common is a public Highwa}-, whether a 
porch shall be built at the South entrance of the Grammar School 
whereof M r . John Lovell is Master & what is best to be done with 
the Town's Lands and Buildings at the head of the Dock formerly 
Leased to m r . John Dolbeare whose term therein is expired ; to give 
in [286.] Reasons to the General Court why the Bridge leading 
over Neponsit River be not to be a County Bridge and maintained 
by the County ; to consider what Salaries shall be given to the 
Masters & Ushers of 'the Public Schools the ensuing Year, to 
choose Jurors for April Court, and also act upon all such Matters 
and Things as stand reffer'd over to said Meeting. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, March 4, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

This day the Select men Let to M r . John Wardell of Boston 
Wheelwright the Engine erected at the South end of the Town for 
the weighing of Hay with all the Profits Benefits and Advantages 
arising by the weighing of Hay for the space of two Years to begin 
from the first day of June [287.] last he paying for the same 
Twenty Pounds Lawful money for each year, & also paying to 
M r . John Blake the Rent of the Land whereon tlie said Engine 
stands for the said two years, and keep & deliver up the said 
Engine in good repair at the expiration of the said two years. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 277 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 20, 1752 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
m r . Holmes 
Cap'. Jackson 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread as the 
same is now stated for direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the 
Markett being as follows, viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9-4 

Wheaten 13-14 

Household 1 - 2-8 

Two penny White Loaf 1-2-8 

Wheaten 1 - 11-15 

[288. J Household 2- 5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 3-4 

Household 6 - 15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6-8 

Household 13-14 

Computed at four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat, 
and four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains and Livelihood, and the several Bakers within this 
Town are ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale 
with the first letter of their Christian Names and with the first and 
last Letters of their Sirnames. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 12 th . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grnnt 
m r . Hill 
m r . Holmes 

In consideration of the many now sick with the small Pox in 
this Town. 

[289.] Voted, that the Bells be omitted ringing at nine, five 
and one o'Clock, and that there be but one Bell toll'd rt any 
Funeral untill further Orders. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 22 d . 1752 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap'. Jackson 

Whereas the small Pox and a Malignant Fever now prevails in 
Town and several Persons have died of thoso distempers, and as 
these distempers are very infectious the Select men jtidje it will 
be for the safety of the Inhabitants and may tend to prevent the 



278 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

spreading of said fever if such persons as die of it be immediately 
after their decease put into a tarr'd sheet and bury'd the Evening 
after their decease and without the usual solemnities of a Funeral. 
Voted that Orders be given to the several Sextons and Grave 
diggers that as soon as they shall hear of any [29O.] Persons 
dying either of the small pox or fever, that they go to the houses 
of such deceased Persons and inform their Relations or those that 
have the care of them that they be directly put into a tarr'd Sheet, 
and buryed in the above manner, and Orders were given them in 
Writing accordingly 

Voted, that Thomas Hancock Esq r . be desired to put in repair 
that side of Beacon hill next to M r . Gerrish's in the best manner 
he can. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and four pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows viz'. 

lb. - oz. - dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9-15$ 

Wheaten 14 - 14$ 

Household 1 - 3-13 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 3-13 

Wheaten 1-13-12$ 

Household 2-7 



Jriousenoia z - v - lu 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5-9-4 

Household 7-16-15$ 

r291.] Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 1 1 - 2 - 8 

Household 14 - 13 - 15 

At a Meeting of the Select men, April 30, 1752. 

Present 
(Omission) 

This day the Select men signed the following agreement with the 
heirs of John Dolbeare deceased to apprize the Building erected by 
him on the Town's land at the head of the Town Dock Viz 1 . 

Boston, April 30 th . 

Whereas on the thirty first day of May Anno Dom. 1727 the 
Select men of the Town of Boston did lease unto John Dolbeare 
late of said Boston Brazier deceased, all that peice of land belong- 
ing to said Town situate near Dock Square, and bounded Westerly 
on said Dock Square there meas es . thirty feet, Northerly on a 
Shop called Dolbeare's nineteen feet nine inches, then running 
upon an angle into the dock, on said Dolbeare thirteen feet ten 
inches, and from that [292.] Angle upon the Dock Southeasterly 
running twenty eight. And in and bj T said Lease the Parties 
agreed that the Buildings that shou'd be erected by said Dolbeare 
on said demised Pr&misses that should be standing thoreon at the 
expiration of the Lease should be apprized by five Free holders in- 
different persons without any regard to the place or situation of 
the same on which said Buildings was erected which apprized 
value the Town of Boston should allow and pay unto said Dol- 
beare his Excors, Adinors or Assigns as by said Lease reference 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 279 

thereto being had will more fully appear. And whereas said Dol- 
beare's term in said Lease is expired. This Writing therefore 
Witnesseth that we the Subscribers viz'. Thomas Hancock, John 
Steel, Samuel Grant, Thomas Hill, Joshua Heushaw George 
Holmes and Joseph Jackson present Select men of the Town of 
Boston and Benj a . Dolbeare & William Clark for themselves and 
the other heirs of said John Dolbeare deceased, have agreed and 
we do hereby agree that m r . Thomas Greene Cap 1 . John Gold- 
thwait, Cap 1 . Joseph Russell, m r . Thomas Atkins & m r . William 
Moore who are Freeholders and indifferent persons, shall value & 
[293.] Apprize the Buildings erected by said John Dolbeare now 
standing on said land without any regard to the place or situation 
of the same and that we will respectively abide by their determina- 
tion and value set upon the same. 

Witness our hands 

THOMAS HANCOCK 
JOHN STEEL 
SAM L . GRANT 

BENJ A . DOLBEARE THOMAS HILL 

WILLIAM CLAKK JOSHUA HENSHAW 

GEORGE HOLMES 
JOSEPH JACKSON 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 6, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap'. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name requiring them 
forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the 
[294.] Town of Boston (within their Precincts) that have an 
Estate of forty shillings p. annum of Freehold in land within this 
Province or Territory at the least, or other Estate to the value of 
Forty Pounds Sterling to convene at Faneuil-Hall on Tuesday the 
twelfth day of May in 8 ', at nine o'Clock in the forenoon, then and 
there to elect and depute one or more persons (being Freeholders 
& resident in the Town) according to the number set and limited 
by an Act of the General Court to serve for and represent them in 
a Great and General Court or Assembly appointed to be con- 
vened held and kept for His Majesty's Service at the Court house 
in Concord upon Wednesday the twenty seventh day of May and 
so die in diem during their Session and Sessions according to a 
precept under the hand and Seal of Benjamin Pollard Esq r . Sher- 
iff of the County of Suffolk bearing date the twentieth day of April 
in the Twenty fifth year of His Majesty's Reign, Annoq Domini 
1752. And alike requiring them to Warn all the Free holders & 
other Inhabitants of said Town qualified as the Law directs 
[295.] to meet at the same time and place to consider of the Pe- 



280 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

tition of sundry Inhabitants to prevent so great a number of per- 
sons selling strong drink in this Town as now do, of the Petition 
of many others that Faneuil Mall Market may he continued shut up 
of the Petition of Isaac Dupee, Solomon Kueeland and others re- 
lating to their Lands near Oliver's Dock, of the Petition of James 
Fairserviee that a suitable Person may be appointed to Sweep 
Chimriies under such Regulations as the Town think proper ; to 
consider what application is necessary to be made to the General 
Court to relieve the Town under their present distressing Circum- 
stances, to grant such Sums of money, as may be judged needful 
for the relief of the Poor and defraying other necessary Charges to 
receive the Reports of the Town's Committee on several Affairs to 
choose such Officers as are wanting and act upon all such other 
matters and things as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

Voted that the several Sextons and [2D6.J Grave diggers be 
directed to give in to the Select men an Account every week of the 
Persons dying with the Small Pox either by Innoculation or the 
other way. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 18 th . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap 1 . Jackson 

This day the Select men waited on the right honourable Alexan- 
der Lord Colvill, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Success and 
pursuant to the Vote of the Town at their Meeting the 12 th in st . 
presented him with thanks of the Town for his Services done to 
the Town and good Conduct here since he has been upon this Sta- 
tion, and at the same time gave him a Copy of the Vote, to which 
he returned the following answer to the Select men, Viz*. 
Gentlemen, 

I am extremely sensible of the Honor done me by the Metropolis 
of [297.] America, and had I known Six Months ago how well 
the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of this great Town were 
affected towards me I would have applied to the Lords Commis- 
sioners of the Admiralty to be continued on this Station, but as 
'tis now too late, I can only say, that whenever the American 
Stations are to be releived I shall think myself happ}' if I can re- 
turn to a Country which has already given me such marks of 
esteem & regard. 

Boston, May 18. 1752 COLVILL 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 27, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hnncock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 281 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap*. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread ;it the 
rate of four shillings and four pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
pains and [298.] Livelihood which is Computed as follows viz'. 

Of penny White Loaf 9 - 15J 

Wheaten 14 - 14 

Household 1 - 3 - 13" 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 3 - 13 

Wheaten 1 - 13 - 12 

Household 2 - 7 - 10 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 9 - 4 

Household 7 - 6 - 15^ 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 11 - 2 - 8 

Household 14 - 13 - 15 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 17 th . 1752. 
Present 



m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their [299.] 
Charges pains and Livelihood which is computed as follows viz 1 . 

Of penny White Loaf 9 - 4 

Wheaten 13 - 14 

Household 1 - 2 - 8 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 2 - 8 

Wheaten 1 - 11 - 12 

Household 2 - 5 

Six penny Wheateu Loaf 5 - 3 - 4 

Household 6 - 15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6 - 8 

Household 13 - 14 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 29 th . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshnw Esq r . 

This day, the Gentlemen appointed the 30 th . of April last by the 
Select men & Heirs of John Dolbeare deceased to value the Build- 
ings erected by him on the Town's land at the head of the Town 
Dock made the following Report viz 4 . 



282 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

[3OO.] Boston, June 24 th . 1752 

Pursuant to the desire of the Gentlemen within named we the 
Subscribers have viewed the Buildings built by m r . John Dolbeare 
on the Town's land as within express'd and duly consider'd 
there of and we do value the same at the Sum of Two hundred 
Pounds Lawful money and which Sum we judge the Town of 
Boston ought to pay to the heirs of said Dolbeare there for. 
Witness our bauds 

THOMAS GREENE 
JOSEPH RUSSELL 
JOHN GOLDTHWAIT 
WILLIAM MOORE 
THOMAS ATKINS 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 9, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Haucoek Esq r . 
m r . Grant 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap'. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rato of five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, & four pence p. Bushell 
is allowed to the [3O1.] Bakers for their Charges pains & Live- 
lihood which is computed as follows, viz 1 . 

Of Penny White Loaf 8 - 11 

Wheaten 13 - 

House hold 1 - 1 - 6 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 1 - 6 

Wheaten 1 - 10 - 1 

House hold 2 - 2 - 12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

House hold 6 - 8 - 4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 9 - 12 - 6 

House hold 13 - Q - 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 15, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

M r . John Powell having made a present to the Town for their 
use a Bushell Winchester measure from London, Voted, that the 
Select men return him thanks there for in behalf of the Town. 

[3O2.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 20 th . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 283 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap*. Jackson 

The Select men pass'd upon the List of Persons licenced last 
year to sell strong drink both as Innholders & Retailers within 
this Town And also pass'd upon the following Petitions for 
Licences viz*. 

(Omission.) 

[3O3.] Memorandum. July 27, 1752 

On the 23 d . and 24 th . days of July instant, the Select men and 
Overseers of the Poor within this Town attended by several of the 
principal Inhabitants visited every Family in their respective 
Wards throughout the whole & took an exact account of the 
number of Persons that have had the small pox, either in the 
natural way or by innoculation since it first broke out in January 
last, and thereby it appears, that there have had it in the natural 
way. 

Whites 5059 

Blacks 485 

5544 

Of whom died Whites 452 

Blacks 62 

514 

have had it by Innoculation. 

Whites 1970 

Blacks 139 

2109 

Of whom died whites 24 

Blacks 7 

31 

That no more than twenty three persons (and those in seven- 
teen Families) are now sick with that distemper in Town and most 
of them upon recovery, and that there are but one hundred and 
seventy four [3O4.] Persons exposed to it, the greatest part of 
whom are Infants born since it began to spread, and others who 
were in Town the last time it was here and the time before, but do 
not remember to have had it tho' its very probable they have and 
the Small Pox they have and the Small Pox not being now in 
twenty Families the Select men according to Law directed the red 
flaggs to be hung out at all such places where it is, and such of the 
Inhabitants in whose houses the Small Pox may here after break 
out to give them immediate notice thereof. And the Select men 
direct that no person after this Day come into Town to be innocu- 
lated, for if they shou'd such will not be permitted to tarry here & 
have it but be sent back to the place they came from, or to the 
Province Hospital on Rainsford Island at their own expence. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 8 th . 1752. 

Pi'esent 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Jackson 



284 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of five [3O5.] Shillings p. Bushell for Wheat and four pence 
p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains and 
Livelihood, which is computed as follows, viz*. 

Of penny White Loaf 8-11 

Wheaten 13 - 

House hold - - - - 1-1-6 

Two penny White Loaf --- 1-1-6 

Wheaten - - - - 1-10-1 

House hold - - - 2-2-12 

Six penny Wheateu Loaf - - - 4-14- 3 

House hold - - - - 6-8-4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf - 9 - 14 - 6 

House hold - - 13-0-8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 24 th . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 



Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the constables of Boston, In His Majestys Name requiring them 
forthwith to Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Boston (within their precints) that have an Estate of 
forty shillings [3O6.] p. annum of Free hold in land within this 
Province or Territory at the least or other Estate to the value of 
forty pounds Sterling to Convene at Faneuil-Hall upon Friday the 
twenty eight day of August ins*, at three o'Clock in the afternoon 
then and there to consider of the Petition of sundry Inhabitants 
relating to Faneuil Hall Markett, whether the same shall be now 
opened or continue shut up also to choose two Fire wards and Ju- 
rors for October Court. 

At a Meeting of theHon b!e . His Majesty's Justices of the Peace 
& Select men of Boston, August 1752. 

A Ward on Boston Neck upon the Lords day was then ordered 

& appointed from and after the date hereof untill the day of 

October next ensuing inclusive as has been customary hereto fore, 
and a Warrant was issu'd accordingly and is in the words following 
viz 1 . 

Boston ss. 

To each & every of the Constables of the Town of Boston, 
Greeting 

Whereas by an Act of the Great and General [3O7.] Court, 
pass'd in the eleventh year of the Reign of His late Majesty King 
William III Entitled an Act for keeping of Watches in Towns. 

It is Enacted " That from time to time when and so often as a 
Military watch shall not be ordered and appointed to be kept the 
Justices of the Peace together with the Select men of each Town 
within this Province are impower'd and authoriz'd to direct and or- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1752. 285 

der a suitable Watch or "Watches to be set up and kept &c. and 
also a Ward to be kept every Lord's day and other days as the}' 
shall think needful and to appoint the number where of such Watch 
and Ward shall consist, and the time for the beginning and contin- 
uance of the same, and the Constable or Constables of the Town 
having Orders accordingly given him or them in Writing by the 
Justices and Select men are there by impowered and required 
from time to time to Warn such Watch and Ward respectively, and 
to see that all persons so Warned by them do attend and observe 
their duty in that regard." And Whereas the said Justices and 
Select men are informed of frequent Prophanation of the Lord's 
day (especially at this Season of the Year) by loose vain persons 
Servants Negroes &c. unnecessarily travelling or walking to and 
from Boston & [308.] Roxbury with neglect of attending the pub- 
lic worship of GOD in either place and bringing from the neighbour- 
ing Towns Corn Apples and other Fruits of the Earth to the great 
disturbance of the public peace, and scandal of our Christian pro- 
fession. It is there fore Ordered by the Said Justices and Select 

men that from and after the date here of and untill the day 

of October next ensuing inclusive, the Constables of and within 
the Town of Boston and every of them by turns do warn and ap- 
point eight meet & sober persons Inhabitants of the said Town on 
the Lord's day to ward on the Neck or highway between Boston 
and Roxbury at some convenient place near the line of Defence, 
four of said Persons are to give their Attendance there from seven 
o'Clock in the morning untill half an hour after twelve at Noon, 
and then to be relieved by the other four who are there to continue 
upon duty untill dusk of the Evening and the Constable or Con- 
stables are to take care in warning there of that such Ward do not 
consist of all or the greatest part youths but that some able House 
holders or other sufficient persons be joined with them, and the 
said Constables are here by enjoined to give in charge to such 
ward to prevent and suppress such disorders to examine all passan- 
gers and restrain [3O9.] them from disporting idle walking or 
unnecessary travel on the Lord's day, and if any such Person or 
Persons be rude refractory or shall refuse to give a satisfactory 
account of the occasion of their travelling or other wise misbehave 
themselves to take them up, and carry them before the next Jus- 
tice of the Peace, or return their names to such Justice in order to 
their being examined and proceeded against according to the 
nature of their offence as Prophaners of the Lord's day. 

Given under our hands and Seals at Boston the day of 

August, in the twenty sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign Annoque 
Domini 1752. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct r . 4, 1752. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 



286 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

rate of five shillings & four pence p. Bushell for "Wheat, and four 
pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains 
and Livelihood, which [31O.] is Computed as follows, viz'. 

Of penny White Loaf 8 - 2 

VV beaten 12 - 4 

Household 1 - - 4 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - - 4 

Wheaten 1 - 8 - 8 

Household 2 - - 4 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 5 - 9 

Household 6 - - 12 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 8 - 11 - 2 

Household 12 - 1 - 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 30 th . 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap'. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of five shillings and four pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
[311.] pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows, viz'. 

of penny White Loaf 8 - 2 

Wheaten 12 - 4 

Household 1 - - 4 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - - 4 

Wheaten 1 - 8 - 8 

Household 2 - - 4 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 5 - 9 

Household 6 - 0-12 

Twelve penny Wheateu Loaf 8 - 11 - 2 

Household 12 - 1 - 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov r . 22, 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
Cap'. Steel 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . informed the Select men that he had 
purchased the pasture and Lands near Beacon hill which formerly 
belonged to Col. Samuel Shrimpton, that said Hill and a passage 
way to it belongs to the Town and as the [312.] Town's right 
and interest there is not fenced in or staked out it's uncertain how 
far the same extends. m T . Hancock therefore desired the Select 
men would examine into the Town's lands there how far the same 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 287 

extends and how it bounds that so the same might be setled and 
fenced in such a manner as that each may know and enjoy their 
respective lands and Interest there. 

Voted that the Town Clerk prepare extracts from the deeds and 
records of the Town's lands on and near to the said Beacon-hill, 
and the highway leading up to it from the Common, that the Select 
men may lay out and fence in the same, that so the Town may for 
the future know the exact bounds of their lands and Interest there. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Novem r . 27. 1752. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 
Cap*. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of [313.] 
Bread at the rate of five shillings p. Bnshell for Wheat, and four 
pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains 
and Livelihood, which is computed as follows, viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf - 11 

Wheaten 13 - 

Household 1 - 1 - 6 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 1 - 6 

Wheaten 1 - 10 - 1 

Household 2 - 2 - 12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

Household 6 - 8 - 4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 9 - 1 2 - 6 

Household 13 - - 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Janr 7 3 d . 1753. 

Present 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq*. 
Cap'. Jackson 

Voted that Major Nath 1 . Thwing have liberty granted him to 
bake Wheaten bread for Sale, the same to weigh six ounces more 
than a four penny white Loaf at the same rate & so in proportion 
for other Loaves. 

[314.] At a Meeting of the Select men, January 16 th . 1753. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap 4 . Jackson 

Pursuant to the desire of Thomas Hancock Esq r . as entred the 
22 d of November last, the Select men on the 28 th of December 
last after having Searched the Town's records relating to the extent 



288 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

of Gentry hill, and the highway leading up to it from the Common, 
found that said Hill on which the Beacon stands and which belongs 
to and is the property of the Town is six rods square, and that the 
said highway leading up to the Hill from the Common between the 
land of John Alford Esq r . and the land now of Thomas Hancock 
Esq r . late Col. Samuel Shrimptons is thirty foot in wedth through- 
out the whole length and the Select men on said 28 th of December 
stak'd out the contents and measures of the said Hill that so it 
may for the future be known what the Town's land & Interest 
there is. 

[315.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jam* 29 1753. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
m r . Grant 
m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r 
Cap 1 . Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and four pence p. 
Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains and Live- 
lihood, which is computed as follows, viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 8-11 

Wheaten 13 - 

Household 1-1-6 

Two penny White Loaf 1-1-6 

Wheaten 1 - 10 - 1 

Household 2 - 2-12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

Household 6-8-4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 9 - 12 - 6 

Household 13 - - 8 

At a Meeting of the Honourable His Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace, the Gent n the Selectmen and Overseers of the poor [316.] 
within the Town of Boston on Wednesday the 14 th day of Febru- 
ary A. D. 1753. 

Present 
The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 

Thomas Hubbard Esq r . 
Daniel Henchman Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 

Justices of the Peace. 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Steel Esq r 
M r . Samuel Grant 
M r . Thomas Hill 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap'. Joshua Jackson 

Select men. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 289 

The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq*. 
John Hill Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Eben r Storer 
Mr. John Barrett 
M r . John Tudor 
M r . Joseph Sherburne 

Overseers of the Poor. 

A General walk or visitation of the Town was then agreed upon 
to be attended on Friday the sixteenth day of February ins 1 . 
[317.] at nine o'Clock in the morning if the Weather be fair, if 
not theu on Monda}* following being the nineteenth ins', and it is 
also agreed to meet at Faneuil Hall at five o'Clock in the Evening 
of the said day of Visitation to report the state of the Town &c. 
The order or Sortmeut as follows, viz'. 

"Ward, Number One 
John Steel Esq r . 
Cap'. Eben r . Storer 
m r . John Kneeland 
Cap*. Nath 1 . Greenwood 
M r . John Ruddock 
M r . John Breck 
Richard Walker, Constable 

Ward, Number Two 
John Fayerweather Esq r . 
M r , Samuel Grant 
M r . John Barrett 
Cap 4 . Jon a . Snelling 
Cap'. Alex r . Sears 
Cap'. Benj a . Hammatt 
M r . William Thomas Const*. 
[318.] Ward, Number Three 

Abiel Walley Esq. 
M r . John Tudor 
M r . David Jenkins 
M r . Tho" Greenough 
M r . Gammon Stevens 
M r . Joseph Gardner 
Israel Eaton, Constable 

Ward, Number Four 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq r . 
William Tyler Esq r . 
M r . Isaac Walker 
M'. John ScoUay 
M r . Sam 1 . Edwards 
M r . James Pitts 
M r . David Jeffries 
Cap*. John Goldthwait 
M r . John Bridge, Constable 

Ward Number Five 
Daniel Henchman Esq r 
Nathaniel Balston Esq r . 
M r . James Bowdoin 



290 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Cap'. James Scutt 

M r . John Tyng 

M r . Joseph Lasinby 
[319.] Ward, Number Six 

John Phillips Esq r . 

M r . Joseph Greene 

M r . Benj a . Dolbeare 

M r . William Fail-field 

M r . Sam 1 Phillips Savage 

M r . Richard Billings 

William Todd, Constable 
Ward, Number Seven 

Jacob Royall Esq r . 

M r . Joseph Sherburne 

M r . Jon a . Payson 

M r . Peter Chardon 

M r . John Welsh 

Cap'. Hugh McDaniel 

M r . Harrison Gray 

Ward, Number Eight 

Joshua Winslow Esq r . 

M r . Edward Bromfield 

Cap% Joseph Jackson 

M r . James Boutineau. 

M r . Ebenezer Holmes 

M r . Thomas Deering 

M r . John Provence, Constable 
[32O.] Ward, Number Nine 

The Hon. Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
Jonas Clarke Esq r . 
Cap*. Joseph Russell. 
M r . Peter Oliver 
Cap*. Samuel Hewes 
M r . Jon a . Williams 
M r . John Armstrong Const*. 
Ward, Number Ten 

The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
Jeremiah Green Esq r . 
D r . Silvester Gardiner 
M r . Joseph Dowse 
M r . Edward Jackson 
M r . Tho 8 . Oxnard 
M r . Tho 8 . Cushing 

Luke Roberts, Constable 
Ward, Number Eleven 

The Hon. Tho 8 . Hubbard Esq r . 
Rich d . Bill Esq r . 
Joshua Henshaw Esq 1 '. 
M r . Thomas Flucker 
M r . John Spooner 
M r . Samuel Adams 
M r . John Winslow 
M r . Will Roberts, Constable. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 291 

[321.] Ward, Number Twelve 

The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq r . 

John Hill Esq r . 
M r . Thomas Hill 
M r . John A very 
M r . Tho" Downe Esq r . 
M r . Hopestill Foster 
M r . Thomas Greene 
M r . William Coffin 
M r . John Patten Constable. 

And the Town Clerk is directed to give forth Copies of the said 
Order or Sortment accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Feb 1 * 26. 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap*. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and four pence p. 
Bushell is allowed to the Bakers [322.] for their Charges, Pains 
and Livelihood which is Computed as follows viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 8- 11 

Wheaten 13 - 

House hold 1 - 1 - 6 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 1 - 6 

Wheaten 1 - 10 - 1 

House hold 2 - 2 - 12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

House hold 6 - 8 - 4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 9 - 12 - 6 

House hold 13 - - 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 5 th . 1753. 

Present 

Thomas Hancock Esq r . 

John Steel Esq r . 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap' Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constable of Boston. In His Majesty's Name requiring them 
forthwith to warn all the [323.] Free holders and other Inhabi- 
tants of the said Town duly qualified & rateable at Twenty 
Pounds Estate to a single rate besides the Poll to convene at Fan- 
euil Hall on Monday the Twelfth day of March cur', at nine o'Clock 
in the forenoon, then & there to nominate and choose meet Per- 
sons to serve the Town the j r ear ensuing as Select men, Town 



292 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Firewards, Constables, and other 
necessary officers as the Law directs, to grant such Sums of 
money as shall be judged needful for the relief of the poor and 
defreying other necessary charges, to receive the Reports of the 
Town's Committees on several affairs, to act upon the list of 
Jurors, to appoint a Committee to visit the Schools, to Choose 
Auditors of the Accompts of the Town Treasurer and Overseers of 
the Poor, to determine what preemium shall be allowed the Col- 
lectors of Taxes, and what time the Assessors may sit to make 
Abatements thereof to receive and examine the accounts of the 
Granary to consider what Salaries shall be given to the masters 
and Ushers of the Publick Schools of the Petition of many Inhabi- 
tants that the Town will determine upon a certain hour when 
[324.] they will take into Consideration the Sum to be rais'd for 
defreying their public Charges, also that for the future the Over- 
seers of the poor annually exhibit to the Town a list of the Names 
of such persons as receive any part of the Town's Monies or any 
support from them, and that the committee who shall be choose to 
audit the accounts of the Select men Overseers of the poor and 
Town Treasurer, be expressly directed and impowered to inspect 
every particular account of the moneys expended for the use of 
the Almshouse and every other Branch of the public charges and 
that the same be printed, that so those who pay the Taxes may 
see how the extraordinary charge arises. The Petition of David 
Wheeler that the Town would sell or lease to him the pond at the 
South end called Wheeler's pond ; the Petition of Abia Holbrook 
Master of the South writing School for additional assistance in in- 
structing the Scholars, and that an allowance be made him for 
supplying them with Ink. The Petition of sundry inhabitants at 
the Southerly part of the Town, that a Water Engine may be 
provided and assigned for them, and that the Bell at the Rev d . 
[325.] M r . Byles's Meeting house be rung at such hours as may 
be judged necessary. The Petition of many others that Faneuil- 
Hall Markett may be opened. Also to consider what application 
is necessary to be made to the General Court that the Town may 
be abated such Taxes as have been usually paid by those of it's 
Inhabitants that the last Summer removed into the Country Towns 
to avoid the Small pox and paid Taxes there, of some Method, for 
raising monies to pay the heirs of M r . John Dolbeare deccd for the 
Brick house he built on the Town's land agreeable to his Lease, 
to make provision for keeping Bulls on the Common, to choose 
Jurors for April Court and also to act upon all such matters and 
things as stand referr'd over to said Meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 26, 1753 

Present 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap 1 Jackson 

M r . Gushing 
[326.] Ordered that the Town Clerk, post up an Assize of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 293 

Bread as the same is now stated for direction to the Bakers and 
Clerks of the Market be as follows viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9- 4 

Wheaten 13- 14 

Household 1- 2- 8 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 2- 8 

Wheaten 1- 11- 12 

Household 2- 5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5- 3- 4 

Household 6- 15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10- 6- 8 

Household 13- 14- 

Computed at four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for 
their Charges pains and Livelihood and the several Bakers within 
this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which they Bake for 
Sale with the first Letter of their Christian Names, & with the 
first & last letters of their Sirnames. 

[327.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 18 th 1753 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
v M r . Hill 
Cap*. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and two pence p. Bushell for Wheat & four 
pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their charges pains 
& Livelihood, which is computed as follows, viz' 

I. oz. dr. 

of penny White Loaf 10- 5 

Wheaten 15- 7 

Household 1- 4- 10 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 4-10 

Wheaten 1- 14- 4 

Household 2- 9- 3 

Six penny Wlieaten Loaf 5- 12- 11 

Household 7-11- 9 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 11- 9- 6 

Household 15- 7- 3 

[328.] At a Meeting of the Select men, April 25 1753 

Present 

John Steel Esq r 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap' Jackson 

M r . Gushing 
The Select men this day agreed with M r . Onesiphorus Tilestone 



294 Crrr DOCUMENT No. 90. 

to enlarge the Writing School in Queen Street where of M r . 
Samuel Holyoke is Master according to the Vote of the Town and 
compleatly finish the Carpenter's work of the same for the Sum of 
Seventy seven Pounds six shillings and eight pence. 

The Select men also agreed with m r . Tho 8 . Dawes to do the 
masonry work of the said School for the sum of Fifty pounds 
thirteen shillings and four pence. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four [329.] Shillings and six pence p. Bushell for Wheat 
and four pence p. Bushell is allow'd to the Bakers for their 
Charges pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows vizt. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 0- 9- 9 

Wheaten 14- 7 

Household 1- 3- 4 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 3- 4 

Wheaten 1- 12- 14 

Household 2- 6- 10 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5- 6-10 

Household 7- 3-14 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10- 13- 4 

Household 14- 7- 2 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 9 th . 1753. 

Present 

m r . Grant 

m r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap'. Jackson 

M r . Gushing 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of [33O.] Boston, In His Majestys Name requir- 
ing them forthwith to warn all the Free holders and other Freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston (within their precincts) 
to have an Estate of forty shillings p. annum of Free hold in land 
within this Province or Territory at the least, or other Estate to the 
Value of forty Pounds Sterling to convene at Faneuil Hall upon 
Tuesday the fifteenth day of May ins*, at nine o'Clock in the forenoon 
then and there to elect and depute one or more persons (being Free 
holders and resident in the Town) according to the number set and 
limited by an Act of the General Assembly to serve for and rep- 
resent them in a Great & General Court or assembly appointed to be 
Conven'd and held & kept for His Majesty's Service at the Court 
house in Boston upon Wednesday the thirtieth day of said may, 
and so de die in diem during their Session & Sessions according 
to a precept under the hand & [331.] Seal of Benjamin Pollard 
Esq r . Sheriff of the County of Suffolk bearing date the thirti- 
eth day of April in the twenty-sixth year of the Reign of His 
Majesty Annoq. Domini 1753. And alike requiring them to 
Warn all the Free holders and other Inhabitants of said Town 
qualified as the Law directs to meet at the same time and place to 
choose one Select men in the room of Thomas Hancock Esq r . who 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 295 

declines serving, to consider of the Petition of Henry Atkins Esq r . 
and others, that the Town would Lease to them Deer Island for 
such a time and on such terms as may be judged proper, for 
enabling them to carry on the Fishery at Pulliu Point ; the Petition 
of the Committee of King's Chappel for liberty to build on the 
Town's land three Pillars with the Stone at the east end of the 
Chappel, the Petition of M r . Samuel Holyoke that he may be con- 
tinued Master of the [332.] Writing School in Queen Street, 
and have an Usher appointed to assist him, the Petition of M r . 
SamuelHolbrook that he may be appointed Master of said School, 
the Petition of M r . John Proctor jun r . that he may be appointed 
Master of said School in case one shou'd be wanted there, to 
determine upon some method for raising monies to pay the Heirs 
of M r . John Dolbeare deceased for the Buildings he erected on the 
Town's land at the head of the Dock, to grant such Sums of money 
as shall be judged needful for the relief of the poor and defreying 
other necessary Charges, to receive the Reports of the Town's 
Committees on several Affairs, to choose such Officers as are want- 
ing and Act upon all such matters and things as stand referr'd 
over to said Meeting. 

[333.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 1 st . 1753. 

Present 



m r . Gushing 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and six pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
pains & Livelihood Which is Computed as follows, viz*. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9- 9 

Wheaten 14- 7 

Household 1- 3- 4 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 3- 4 

Wheaten 1- 12- 14 

Household 2- 6- 10 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5- 6-10 

Household 7- 3- 14 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10- 13- 4 

Household 7- 7- 12 

[334.] At a Meeting of the Select men, June 13 th . 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap*. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 



296 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

This being the day appointed by the Select men to Sell a Peice 
of land belonging to the Town at the Southerly part thereof in- 
cluding Wheeler's Pond &c. being bounded aud measuring as 
follows, viz'. South-west on Pond Street forty seven feet South 
east on land of M r . Thompson on a bevelling line ninety four feet 
including a passage way or Causway, North east on land of M r . 
Benjamin Church forty six feet, and Northwest on land of M r . 
Church aud M r . Adams there measuring one hundred and eight 
feet be the measures on either side more or less, or however 
[335.] otherwise bounded, the whole land that the Town has 
there, and no more, being hereby intended to be sold. And sev- 
eral persons appearing the Select men propos'd to Sell the same 
on the Conditions following, which were read in the hearing of the 
persons present, viz*. That said Land be put up at the price of 
Fifty Pounds, and struck off to the highest Bidder, not less than 
twenty shillings to be bid each time. 2 dly . That the Purchaser 
pay down Six Pounds, and the remainder of the purchase Con- 
sideration to be paid in one Month after. 

3^. That the Selectmen will give a Deed thereof upon payment 
of said remainder, and Warrant it in behalf of the Town to the 
Purchaser and his heirs forever against all Persons that shall 
claim it. The same was struck off to M r . David Wheeler of 
Boston Blacksmith at the price of Fifty one Pounds Lawful money 
he being the highest [336.] Bidder, and M r . Wheeler paid down 
Six Pounds one shilling and four pence lawful money as part of 
the Consideration Money of said purchase, which M r . Treasurer 
Jeffries received. 

Voted that the Proprietors of Pullin Point for carrying on the 
Fishery there have liberty to take off Ballast from Deer Island, 
for the Fishing Schooners, untill the Selectmen shall order other- 
wise. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 25 th 1753. 

Present. 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap*. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 
Cap*. Hewes 

Voted that the Select men visit the public [337.] Schools 
in this Town on Frida}^ the twenty ninth ins', and that the follow- 
ing Gentlemen be desired to accompany them there on, viz'. 
The Hon ble . Josiah Willard Esq r . 
The Hon ble . Jacob Wendell Esq r . 
The Hon ble . Richard Bill Esq r . 
The Hon ble . Stephen Sewall Esq r . 
The Hon ble .Andrew Oliver Esq r . 
The Gentlemen the Representatives of Boston 
The Rev d . Joseph Sewall D.D 
The Rev d . Charles Chauncy, D.D. 
The Rev d . M r . Thomas Prince 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 297 

The Rev d . M r . Samuel Checkley jun r . 
The Rev d . M r . Andrew Eliot 
The Rev d . M r . Samuel Cooper 
Dan 1 . Henchman Esq r . 
Charles Apthorp Esq r . 
Thomas Hancock Esq r . 
John Hill Esq r . 
John Phillips Esq r . 
M r . Edward Bromfield 
M r . Peter Chardon 
M r . Eben r . Storer 
M r . Isaac Walker 
[338.] M r . John Barrett. 

M r . Joseph Sherburne 
M r . John Tudor 
M r . James Pitts 
M r . David Jeffries 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings & six pence p. Bushell for Wheat, & four 
pence p. Bushell is allow'd to the Bakers for their Charges pains 
& Livelihood, which is Computed as fellows viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9 9 

Wheaten 14 7 

Household 1 - 3 - 4 

Two penny White Loaf 1-3-4 

Wheaten 1-12-14 

Household 2 - 6-10 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5 - 6-10 

Household 7 - 3-14 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 13 - 4 

House hold 14 - 7-12 

[339.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 19 th . 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap*. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 
Cap*. Hewes 

The Select men pass'd upon the Petitions for Licences for the 
year ensuing, and the following Persons were approved and recom- 
mended, viz'. 

Innholder 
Elizabeth Irish, Ship Street 

Retailers 

John Wirling D. 

Eliz*. Russell D. 

Tho". James Gruchy D. 
John Breck D. 

Anne Hudson D. 



298 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Robert Breck Fleet Street 
Sam 1 . Gooding Ditto 

Joseph Candish Ditto 

[34O.] Edward Ewen Henchman's lane 

Nathaniel Eddy Cow lane 

Thomas Fillbrown West' y . part Town 

Thomas Hill South Street 
Christian Wainwright Newbury Street 

Joseph Jackson Orange Street 

Margaret Burch Sea Street 

Kath 1 . Lorkin Malbord Street 

Susanna Renken Anne Street 

Joseph Dummett Ship Street 

John Coffin Essex Street 

William Moore Newbury Street 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 30, 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
Cap'. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 
Cap'. Hewes 

A Petition of M r . Richard Green praying [341.] Liberty to 
open a School in this Town for teaching of Writing Arithmetick 
&c. being presented was read. And Voted that liberty be granted 
him accordingly. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows, viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9- 4 

Wheaten 13- 14 

Household ]- 2- 8 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 2- 8 

Wheaten 1- 11- 12 

House hold 2- 5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5- 3- 4 

House hold 6- 15- 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10- 6- 8 

Household 13- 14 

[342.] At a Meeting of the Select men, August 1, 1753 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
Cap'. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 
Cap'. Hewes 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 299 

Voted, that M r . Samuel Holbrook be appointed Writing Master 
at the School in Queen Street, to be allowed Sixty Pounds p. 
annum, and also allowed to improve the School for his own advan- 
tage out of School hours, and to be entitled to the Perquisites of 
the School (the Fire money excepted) 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 22 d . 1753. 

Present 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
M r . Gushing 

Voted that a Draft be given on the Town Treasurer [343.] for 
Fifty three Pounds six shillings and eight pence Lawful money 
payable to M r . Thomas Dawes jun r in part for building the School 
house in Queen Street. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, August 29, 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap'. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows viz*. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9 - 4 

Wheaten 13-14 

Household 1-2-8 

Two penny White Loaf 1-2-8 

Wheaten 1-11-12 

Household 2-5 

[344.] Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5-3-4 

Household 6-15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10 - 6 - 8 

Household 13-14 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 19 th . 1753 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap 1 . Jackson 

M r . Gushing 
The Select men having make enquiry into the extraordinary Ex- 



300 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

pence of the Town find that a considerable part of the Charges 
arise by means of the neglect of the Inhabitants in not informing 
the Select men or Town Clerk of such Inmates Boarders or 
Tenants as remove or come into this Town within the space of 
twenty days after they [345.] receive or entertain them, and 
thereby such persons become Inhabitants and are often so reduced 
in their Circumstances that the Town are obliged to support them, 
of which there have been and still are many such instances. 
Therefore to prevent this growing Charge, and that the Inhabi- 
tants may know their duty in this respect, Ordered that the fol- 
lowing Clause of the Act of the Province, Entitled "An Act 
relating to the admission of Town Inhabitants be printed & dis- 
persed viz*. 

l -Be it Enacted that the Inhabitants of the Several Towns 
within this Province who shall receive admit and entertain any 
Person or Persons not being Inhabitants of such Towns either as 
Inmates Boarders or Tenants in the house where such Person 
dwells or in an} 7 other house of his whatsoever within this Province, 
or under any other [346.] Qualifications for more than the space 
of twenty days, and shall not in writing under their hands give an 
Account to one or more of the Select men, or the Town Clerk of 
such Town, of all such Person or Persons so received admitted or 
entertained by them, with the time they first received them, and 
the place from whence they came last, together with their Circum- 
stances as far as they can, shall for every such neglect, forfeit & 
pay the Sum of forty shillings, and they shall be liable to answer 
all charges that may arise in the said Town by receiving and en- 
tertaining such person or persons as aforesaid, to be recovered by 
the Town Treasurer or Select men, who are impowered to sue for 
the same." 

The Select men tlrere fore desire the Inhabitants to conform to 
the Act aforesaid ; and they also hereby give notice that a suita- 
ble person is appointed to make strict enquiry after all straugei's 
[347.] that come here, and the Persons who receive and enter- 
tain them, and all such as neglect giving Information thereof as 
required by the Act aforesaid may depend upon being prosecuted 
not only for the fine, but for all such Charges as may arise on 
their maintenance. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep*. 24 1753 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap' Jackson 

Cap*. Hewes 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of four shillings and eight pence p. Bushell for Wheat, and 
four pence p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their [348.] 
Charges Pains and Livelihood which is Computed as follows viz*. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 301 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf 9- 4 

Wheaten 13- 14 

Household 1- 2- 8 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 2- 8 

Wheateu 1- 11- 12 



Household 2- 5- 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 5- 3- 

Household 6- 15 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 10- 6- 

Household 13- 14 



At a Meeting of the Select men, October 3 d . 1753 

Present 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r 
Cap*. Jackson 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of five shilliugs p. Bushell for Wheat and four pence [349.] 
p. Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains and 
Livelihood which is computed as follows viz'. 

I. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf - 11 

Wheaten 13- 

Household 1- 1- 6 

Two penny White Loaf 1- 1- 6 

Wheaten 1-10- 1 

Household 2- 2-12 

Six penny White Loaf 4-14- 3 

Household 6- 8- 4 

Twelve penny White Loaf 9-12- 6 

Household 13- 0- 8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, October 10 th 1753 

Present 

M r . Hill 

Cap'. Jackson 

M r . Gushing 

Cap 4 . Hewes 

This Year being the time according to Law for perambulating 
the bounds betwixt this Town and the Town of Roxbury [35O.] 
It is hereby agreed upon and Voted that the Select men meet on 
Thursday the eighteenth ins', at the house of M r . John Greaton in 
Roxbury in order to join with the Select men of Roxbury to run 
the line and renew the Bound marks between this Town and the 
said Town of Roxbury. and that the Town Clerk be directed to 
write a Letter to said Select men of Roxbury to notify them here- 
of, but if the weather should prove foul and unsuitable then to 
attend the same on the next day at ten o'Clock in the forenoon. 
The Letter wrote and sent being as follows viz'. 



302 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

Boston, October 10, 1753. 
To the Select men of Roxbury . ' 

Gentlemen, 

These are to give yon notice that this Year is the time wherein 
according to Law we are required to run the boundary line betwixt 
this Town and the Town of Roxbury. You are therefore desired 
to appoint & impower a [351.] Committee to join with that of 
ours for the performance of that Service and that they meet us at 
the house of m r . John Greaton at the Sign of the Greyhound in 
Roxbury on Thursday the eighteenth day of October ins', at ten 
o'Clock in the forenoon. The Persons appointed in behalf of this 
Town are the Select men viz'. John Steel Esq r . M r . Samuel Grant, 
M r . Thomas Hill, Joshua Henshaw Esq r . Cap*. Joseph Jackson, 
M r . Thomas Gushing and Cap'. Samuel Hewes, and they or any 
two of them are irnpowered to run the line and renew the bound 
marks between the Towns of Boston & Roxbury accordingly. But 
if the weather on the said eighteenth day of October should prove 
wett and apparently unsuitable for the performance of this work, 
then we do propose to appoint & attend the same on the next day 
following viz', on Friday the nineteenth of this ins'. October 
[352.] to meet at the place and hour abovernentioned. 

By order of the Select men 
EZEK L . GOLDTHWAIT Town Clerk 



At a Meeting of the Select men, October 18, 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap'. Jackson 

M r . Gushing 

Cap'. Hewes 

The Select men of Boston in concert with the Select men of 
Roxbury attended the Perambulation betwixt the two Towns this 
day a Report whereof is here Recorded as follows viz'. 

Pursuant to Agreement we the Subscribers met at the time and 
place appointed and run the Line and renewed the antient bound 
marks between the Town of Boston and the Town of Roxbury 
[353.] beginning at the Mouth of the Creek which opens into 
the Bay leading to Cambridge and so goes as the Creek runs untill 
it comes in a range with the fence and trees which parts between 
John Richardson Esq r \ land formerly M r . Nathaniel Brewer's & 
Samuel Welles Esq r ' s . land formerly called M r . Minot's then accross 
the street or High way 'till it comes to a large Stone standing end 
way in the fence and from thence to a Stump with an heap of 
Stones about eighty feet from the highway, and from thence strait 
to a little knowl upon the edge of the Creek a Corner of the bounds 
where stands a stake mark'd B on the Easterly & R on the West- 
erly side, and from thence Easterly as the Creek runs 'till it comes 
to a stake mark'd B on one side and R on the other in Col. Lamb's 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 303 

dam, and from thence as the Creek runs into the Bay between 
Boston & [354.] Dorchester. Dated the eighteenth day of Oc- 
tober A.D. 1753. 

JOHN STEEL 
SAM L . GRANT 
THOMAS HILL 
JOSHUA HENSHAW l Sel * ct men 
JOSEPH JACKSON 
THOMAS GUSHING 
SAMUEL HEWES 
EBEN B . PEIRPOINT ) , 
SAMUEL HEATH (Selectmen 
INCREASE SUMMER j>f Roxbmy 
Mem , but 5 Selectmen in Roxbury this Year. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, October 29 th . 1753. 

Present 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
Cap*. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 
Cap 1 . Hewes 

Ordered that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and four pence p. 
Bushell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains and Liveli- 
lihood [355.] which is computed as follows viz'. 

Of penny White Loaf 8- 11 

Wheaten 13 - 

House hold 1 - 1 - 6 

Two penny White Loaf 1 - 1 - 6 

Wheaten 1 - 1 - 1 

House hold 2 - 2 - 12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 4 - 14 - 3 

Household 6 - 8 - 4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf 9- 12- 6 

* House hold 13 - - 8 

Mem . On the seventeenth day of September last M r . Benja- 
min Dolbeare one of the Heirs and Executor of the last Will and 
Testament of his Father M r . John Dolbeare deceased, delivered 
possession of the Buildings erected on the Town's land at the head 
of the Dock by said John Dolbeare according to a lease made to 
him by the Town the 31 st of May 1737, and he then gave a Receipt 
(which is now in the possession of M r . Treasurer Jeffries) of which 
the following is a Copy [356.] viz 1 

Boston, September 17 th . 1753 

Received of David Jeffries Treasurer of the Town of Boston 
Two hundred pounds lawful mone}' in full for the brick house at 
the Town Dock so called, built by my late Father John Dolbeare 
of said Boston deceased now in the occupation of M r . William 
Gray, which brick house was as by written Agreement, to revert 
to the said Town of Boston upon their payment of such Money as 



304 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

s d . brick house should be apprized at, and having received said 
Two hundred Pounds in full of such Apprizement. I the Sub- 
scriber have this day delivered said David possession of said Brick 
house in behalf of the Town of Boston. 

BENJAMIN DOLBEARE Execut*. 

We the Subscribers being of lawful Age do testify that being 
entred into the abovetnentioned Brick house in the occupation of 
M r William Gray abovementioned at the desire of the above 
named Benj a . Dolbeare [357.] Executor as aforesaid, and of 
David Jeffries Treasurer of the Town of Boston as aforesaid, did 
see the said Benjamin Dolbeare Executor deliver the said David 
possession of said brick house in behalf of said Town of Boston 
of which transaction the said Benjamin and David desired us to 
take notice as. 

Witnesses thereof, 

BEN.T A . GRAY 
JOSEPH WEBB jun r . 

Suffolk ss. Boston, October 20 th . 1753 

This day personally appeared before me the Subscriber the 
above named Benj a . Gray and Joseph Webb jun r . & made Oath 
to the truth of the above written Testimony or Deposition by 
them signed. 

Before me 

THOMAS HUBBARD Jus Peace 

[358.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Novem r 7 th 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

Mr. Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r 

Cap'. Jackson 

M r . Gushing 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue forth a Warrant directed to 
the Constables of Boston, in His Majestys Name requiring them 
forthwith to warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston duly qualified and rateable at twenty pounds 
Estate to a single rate (beside the pole) to Convene at Faneuil- 
Hall on Friday the sixteenth day of November current at ten 
o'Clock in the forenoon then and there to choose two Collectors 
of Taxes for the present year in the room of Mess. Joseph Rus- 
sell and Hopestill Foster who were choose in March last but re- 
fuse to serve, to receive the Reports of the Town's Committee 
relating [359.] to their Lands near Oliver's Dock, and act 
upon all such matters and things as stand referr'd over to said 
Meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Novem r . 14 th . 1754. 

Present 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 
Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 305 

Cap*. Jackson 
M r . Gushing 

The Proprietors of the Lauds near the Fortification entree! into 
an Agreement with the Selectmen on the thirteenth ins', about the 
highway there, which is here recorded and is as follows viz 1 . 

Whereas Daniel Oliver Joseph Front Thomas Gushing Daniel 
Powning Francis Thresher Stephen Miuot & Oliver Noyes Select 
men of the Town of Boston for the year [36O.] One Thousand 
seven hundred and eight, by their deed dated the thirty first day 
of January in the same year pursuant to a Vote of the Town en- 
abling them thereunto, did Grant and Confirm unto Samuel 
Phillips David Jeffries and others their Associates and Assigns 
forever, all the Upland Beach Flatts to low water mark & meadow 
ground lying on both sides of the highway within the Fortifica- 
tion at the Southerly part of Boston aforesaid) leading towards 
Roxbury, saving the breadth of forty eight feet for the Highway, 
extending from the Northerly end of the pasture land formerly 
John Bennett's on the Easterly side, and the land of Daniel Epes 
on the Westerly side as far Southerly towards Roxbury to twenty 
four feet beyond the Pavement on said Highway, which said 
Grant & Conveyance was made on the Conditions following, viz*. 

That the said Samuel Phillips and others their Associates and 
Assigns should secure the said Highwa}* [359.] and finish se- 
curing the same in two years and a half from the date of the 
Grant, also from time to time and at all times forever after secure 
and keep off the Sea from both sides the Highway so far as to 
prevent the Tides flowing over, coming to or any ways damnify- 
ing or hurting the Highway from one end thereof to the other 
with other things mentioned in said Deed to be by them done and 
performed, as by said Deed (reference thereto being had) will 
more fully appear. And whereas the Associates and Assigns of 
the said Samuel Phillips and others the Original Grantees have 
not secured and kept off the Sea from both sides said highway 
nor prevented the Tides overflowing the same but great damage 
has been done to said Highway and the pavement thereof by 
their neglect herein and not complying with the Conditions of the 
[36O.] Grant aforesaid, so that the Town of Boston aforesaid 
at a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Boston in 
October last were presented for not keeping said Highway in good 
Repair, which Presentment now stands good in said Court. 

This Writing therefore Witnesseth that we the Subscribers for 
ourselves and the Associates and Assigns of the said Samuel Phil- 
lips and others the Original Grantees do hereby promise & agree 
to and with the present Select men of the Town of Boston afore- 
said viz 4 . 

John Steel Esq r . Sam . Grant Thomas Hill Joshua Henshaw 
Esq r . Joseph Jackson Thomas Gushing and Sam'. Hewes that we 
will within the space of Six Months from the date hereof sufficiently 
& effectually secure and keep off the Sea from said highway and 
prevent the Tides over flowing the same from one end thereof unto 
the other the same to be done to the satisfaction of said Select- 
men or a Major part of them, and [361.] that we will also pay 



306 CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 

all such Damages as the Highway or presentment aforesaid may 
have sustained by the Tides over flowing the same, together with 
all such Costs and Damages as may arise to said Town of Boston 
by their being presented as aforesaid, and also compleat the Pave- 
ment the said Grantees were obliged to do when we shall be re- 
quested thereto by said Select men 

Witness our hands 

JOSHUA WINSLOW 
Novem*. 13. 1753 JOB LEWIS 

JOHN WELCH 

Voted, that M r . John Jenkins be and here by is appointed pub- 
lic Cryer within the Town of all money Goods & Things lost, & he 
is ordered to keep an exact account of all such Money Goods & 
Things he shall Cry the time when and the person that shall employ 
him to cry the same and return [362.] such account to the Town 
Clerk once in three months. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, November 26, 1753. 

Present 
M r . Grant 
M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 
Cap 1 . Jackson 
M r . Gushing 
Cap*. Hewes 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk post up an Assize of Bread at the 
rate of five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat and four pence p. Bush- 
ell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains and Liveli- 
hood, which is Computed as follows Viz'. 

1. oz. dr. 

Of penny White Loaf - - - 8-11 

' Wheaten - - - - 13 - 

House hold - - - 1-1-6 

Six penny White Loaf ---.1-1-6 

Wheaten - - - - 1-10-1 

House hold - - - 2-2-12 

[363;] Six penny Wheaten Loaf - - 4-14-13 

'House hold - - - 6-8-4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf - 9-12-6 

House hold - - 13-0-8 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec r . 31 8t . 1753. 

Present 

John Steel Esq r . 

M r . Grant 

M r . Hill 

Joshua Henshaw Esq r . 

Cap*. Jackson 

M r . Gushing 

Cap*. Hewes 
Ordered, that the Town Clerk post upon Assize of Bread at the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1753. 307 

rate of five shillings p. Bushell for Wheat, and four pence p. Bush- 
ell is allowed to the Bakers for their Charges pains and Livelihood,- 
which is Computed as follows viz'. 

[364.] Of penny White Loaf 8 - 11 

Wheaten 13 - 

House hold 1-1-6 

Two penny White Loaf - - - - 1-1-6 

Wheaten - - - - 1 - 10 - I 

House hold - - - - 2-2-12 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf - - - 4-14-3 

House hold - - - - 6-8-4 

Twelve penny Wheaten Loaf - - 9-12- 6 

House hold - - 12-0-8 



[End of the Ninth Volume of the Selectmen's Minutes. W.H. W.] 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Accounts, 17, 37, 73, 76, 85, 110, 111, 130, 

132, 154, 172, 186) 187, 212. 237. 
auditors of, to choose/186J212, 237, 

258, 276, 292. ' 

Act, electing members for Representatives, 

15,136, 160,240,26-2,294. 
for keeping the watches of the town, 30, 
75, 116, 141, 170, 200, 226,246, 268, 284. 
concerning valuation of Estates, 219. 
relating to admission of Town Inhabi- 
tants, 300. 

Admiralty, court of, 90. (See alto Court.) 
Agreement, 124, 214,269,278-9, 305-6. 
Albany, 23, 27. 
Aliens or Foreigners, 36, 44. 

list of, to return, 36, 44. 

Almhouse, 20, 2:, 27, 32, 37, 49, 56, 80, 84, 86, 
87, 88, 89, 103, 110, 186, 200, 214, 
221, 223, 229, 232, 233, 237, 253, 
257, 292. 

keeper of, 76, 148. 
America, North, 161, 280. 
Annapolis, 73, 76, 79, 87, 89. 
Ann or Anne street, 28, 29, 79, 118, 298. 
Apples, see Fruit. 

Arms and Ammunition, 6, 8, 62, 65, 66, 70, 
71, 124, 127, 132, 136, 137, 140, 147, 
149, 150, 164. 

belonging to the town, 97-8, 99, 140. 
impressment of, Ijl, 102. 
payment for, 103. 
Artillery Company, 241. 
Arts and Sciences, nee Schools. 
Assembly, or General Court, 3, 9, 14, 15, 30, 
33, 53, 64, 70, 80, 94, 99, 107, 109, 
119, 127, 131, 132, 133, 136, 137, 
138, 160, 170, 179, 184, 193, 200, 
205, 214, 218, 221, 225, 230, 231, 
241, 246, 249, 253, 261,262,264, 
268, 279, 280, 284, 292, 294. 
grant of, 53, 62, 64, 70, 71, 191, 

213. 

memorial to, 59-60, 93-4, 107. 
order passed by, 2i7. 
petition to, 61-2, 70-1, 106. 
act of, see Act. 
law of, laying duty on tea, etc., 

see Taxes. 

Assessors, 3, 15, 54, 55, 63, 93, 106, 107, 108, 
109, 130, 132, 133, 144, 154, 177, 
186,212,241,276, 292. 
list of inhabitants, 3, 12, 144. 
tax books, 93, 94, 106, 107, 130. 
not accepted as bonds, collectors of 

taxes, 103. 
Atkinson street, to pave, 154, 173. 

Back street, 27, 78, 117, 143. 

Bahama Islands, 58. (See also Islands.) 

Bakers, 5, 11, 12,26,35,41,42,5(5, 120, 133, 
134, 157, 215, 238, 250, 252, 254, 257, 259, 
261, 264, 266, 267,268,269,270,271, 272, 
275, 277, 281, 282, 284,287,291,293,294, 
295, 297, 298, 291), 300, 301, 303. (See 
also Trades.) 

Barbadocs, 17, 35. 

Barnstable, 97. 

Barton's point, 79, 118. 

Batteries, 8, 9, 23. 62, 64, 80, 127, 133, 143, 
227. (See also Fortifications.) 



Battery Alley, 118. 

Battery, North, 70, 71, 106, 111, 127, 137, 190, 

206, 223, 241. 
South, 7, 43, 83, 105, 120, 133, 136, 

140, 249. 

space behind, to fill up, 136. 
flats at, 29. 
Beacon hill, land at, 28!>-7, 288. 

gravel, carried away from, 20. 
side of, to repair, 278. 
street, way from, to renair, 31. 
the, 288. 
Bells, ringing of, 110, 124, 169, 186, 215, 238, 

276, 277, 292. 
tolling of, 9, 120, 277. 
ringers, 110, 124, 154, 186. 

allowance, 169, 186. 
Benefactors, public, 8, 20, 9t. 
Bequests, public, 8,20, 282. 
Billauder, see. Ships, etc. 
Bills, Province (old tenor), 17, 111, 215. 

(new tenor 150, 238. 
of Exchange, 33, 172, 207. 

the last emission, 127. 
Bills, rate, 15. (See also Taxes, etc.} 
Blacksmiths, 161, 162, 222,239, 259, 260, 296. 

(See alvo Trades, etc.) 
Stanford (Blandford), 63. 
Bonds and notes, 41, 72, 77. (See also 

Sureties.) 

Bounds, see Perambulations or Surveys. 
Boston, 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 
19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 34, 39, 40, 42, 
43, 44, 46, 52, 53, 54, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 
66, 67, 68, 09, 70, 71, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 
80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 93, 94, 97, 
99, 100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 109, 110, 
115, 116, 117,119, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 
128, 132, 136, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 14', 
147, 151, 154,157, 160, 161, 162, 165 167, 
16i), 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 178 179, 
181,184,185, 186, 188, 189, 190, 191 192, 
193, 196, 200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207 208, 
210,212,216, 217, 218, 225, 226, 230 231, 
234, 237, 238, 240, 241, 243, 246, 247 250, 
251, 252, 253, 254, 258, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
265, 267, 268, 269, 270, 272, 275, 276, 279, 
280, 282, 284, 285, 288, 291, 294, 296, 301, 
302, 303, 304, 305, 306. 
Boston harbor, nee Harbor, the. 
Boston Neck, nee Neck, the. 
Braintree, 10, 55. 
Brattle street, 143. 

church in, 219. (See also 

Meeting-houses.) 

Breadstuffs, 1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 12, 14, 22, 27, 29, 30, 
33, 35, 36, 48, 56, 65, 66, 68, 69, 
72, 74, 75, 81, 86, 8>-90, 91, 93, 
94-5,98, 103, 108, 111, 112-13, 
114, 117, 118, 120-1, 123-4, 126, 
127, 130-1, 133-4, 135, 137, 140-1, 
142, 145, 146", 147, 14S, 149-50, 
151, 153-4, 155, 156-7, 158, 159, 
160, 163, 164, 166, 168-9, 170, 
171, 175, 176, 177-8, 180, 181, 
18.J-4, 187, 192, 194, 196, 199, 
201-2, 203, 204-5, 203, 207, 211, 
215, 216-17, 219, 220, 222, 224, 
225, 2'i6, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 
232, 233, 236, 238, 240, 241-2, 



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CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 90. 



Breadstuff's, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 243, 1:49, 
250, 252, 254, 2*7, 259, 261, 264, 
266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271,272, 
275, 277, 278, 281, 282, 284, 235, 
286, 287, .288, 291, 292-3,294, 
295, 296-7, 298, 299, 300, 301, 
303. 

Assize of bread, 3, 7, 11, 14, 22, 
23, 26, 29, 30, 33, 35, 36, 41, 42, 
45, 48, 5J-3, 56, 65, 66, 68, 96, 
72, 74, 81, 83, 86, 89, 91, 93, 
94-5, 93, 102-3, 108, 112-13, 114, 
118, 120-1, 123-4, 126, 127, 
130-1, 133-J, 135, 137, 140-1, 
146, 147,148,149-50, 151,153-4, 
155, 156-7, 158, 159, 163, 164, 
166, 168-9, 170, 175, 176, 177, 
178, 180, 181, 18:3-4, 187, 192, 
194, 196, 199, 201-2, 203, 2 r .4-5, 
206, 207, 211, 215, 216-17,219, 
220, 222, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 
230, 231, 232, 233, 236, 238,240, 
241-2, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 
249,250, 252, 254, 257, 25S>, 261, 
264, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 
272, 275, 277, 278, 281, 282, 
284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 291, 
292-3, 294, 295, 297, 298, 299, 
3UO, 301, 303. 
Bridge, draw, 44. 

swing, 187, 193. 
mill, 7, 10, 42, 43, 146, 167. 
Oliver's, J72. 
over Neponsit River, 276. 
Bridgewater, 19, 20, 23, 124, 147. 
Bristol, 69, 233. 

Bronsdon's wharf, 88. (See also Wharves.) 
Brookline, 91. 

Building, wooden, petition to erect, 17,18, 47, 
160, 186, 220, 221, 239, 
248, 263. 
allowed, 17, 18, 220, 221, 

239. 

disallowed, 47. 

school-housf, erected, 212, 218. 
permit to remove, 106. 
petition to remove, to consider, 

219. 
Burial places, 19, 30, 65, 162, 186, 238. 

funerals or burials, 120, 121. 

rates for, 120, 

206-7. 
North, 19, 26, 30, 120, 148, 162, 

206, 227, 242. 
South, 65, 120, 207. 
removal of bodies from ,213, 224. 
tombs in, 19, 26, 30, 194, 2.'4. 
rates for opening, 12J. 
Old, 199, 204, 224. 

Butchers, 13, 242. (See, also Trades, etc.) 
Butter, see Dairy produce. 

Cadets, 69. 

Cagliari, (in the island of Sardinia) 38, 40. 

Cambridge, 5, 262, 263. 

bay leading to, 85, 174, 252, 

302. 

street, 28, 44, 78, 118, 143. 
Canso, 80, 81, 83, 88, 103, 1 10. 
Cape Breton, 76, 80, 83, 84, 86, 88, 95, 99, 101, 
102, 110, 121. 122, 123, 124,148, 
161, 162, 167, 169, 221. 
proposed expedition to, 99. 
late expedition to, 122, 125, 161, 

162. 
governor of, 160, 161, 162, 166, 

167. 
letter to, 169. (See 

also Islands.) 
Cape Cod, 77. 

Francois, 69. 
Porpus, 66. 

Carpenter, 1S3, 294. (See also Trades.) 
Carts, trucks, etc., 13, 54. 



Castle, the, 38, 40, 80, 121, 122, 123, 125, 126, 
158, 248. (See also Fortifica- 
tions), 
vessels from the Mediterranean 

to pass, unmolested, 92. 
Castle William, see Castle, the. 
Cattle, 21, 23, 41, 43, 68, 91, 115, 292. 
Gentry hill, see Beacon hill. 
Cereals, see Breadsuiffs. 
Chariestown, 56, 92, 1-21, 227. 

Ferry, 78, 99. (See also, Fer- 
ries.) 

Charter street, 51, 143, 254. 
Cheese, see Dairy produce. 
Chelsea, 51. 
Chimnies, sweeping of, 5, 280. 

defective or dangerous, 38,41, 82. 
Christ church, 238. (See also Meeting- 
houses). 
Clark's square, 78, 118, 144. 

wharf, 13, 39. (See also Wharves.) 
Clock, musical, 45. 
north, 48, 98. 

of the old Brick church, 98. 
Christ church, 238. 

bell of, 238. 
Coaches, chaises, etc., 245. 

tax on, seeTaxea. 
Coal, measurer of, 13. 

Sea, from Cape Breton, 161, 162, 166, 

167, 168, 169. 
Coat of arms, 55. 
Coffee, tax on, see Taxes. 
Cold lane, 28, 143. 
College, see Harvard College. 
Committees, 7, 11, 25, 29, 30, 39, 57, 63, 77, 82, 
84, 104, 106, 133, 136, 154, 173, 
183, 186, 188, 191, 192, 193, 197, 
198, 211-12, 213, 218, 219, 224, 
231, 237, 241, 251, 263. 
reports of, 9, 16, 63, 65, 77, 78, 
109, 131, 133, 13S 154, 160, 172, 
186, 212, 218, 219, 237, 251, 258, 
276, 280, 292, 295, 304. 
of War, see War, committee of, 
on fdrtifications, 183. 
Common, the, 34, 107. 

to supply trees wanting in, 11. 
trees on, 17, 57. 

damage to, 146. 
tents on, 17. 
wharf upon, 48. 
to be enclosed, 239. 
cows on, 21. 
highway leading to, 276, 287, 

288. 

bulls on, 23, 292. 
gun (or powder) houses on, 
24, 34, 54, 219, 241. 

to remove, 

219, 241. 

lands at the bottom of, 104, 

276. 

Fox hill on the, 133. 
marsh land at bottom of, 241. 
writing school on, 140, 197. 
or Training field, 154. 
Common Shore, i. e., Sewer, see Drains. 

street, 143. 

Concert, see Faneuil Hall. 
Concord, 69, 279. 
Connecticut, 57, 158. 
Conveyances, see Deeds. 
Cooper, 17. (See also Trades, etc.) 
Copps Hill, 90. 
Corn, see Breadstnffs. 
court, 118. 

hill, 3, 6, 14, 28, 78, 114, 117, 118. 
Council, members of the, 24-5, 59, 60, 62, 67, 
70, 71, 76, 80, 93, 107, 110, 115, 118, 
121, 122, 125, 138, 172, 178, 179, 184. 
chamber, 3, 4, 29, 49, 74, 102, 122. 
County, the. (See Suffolk County.) 
treasurer, 177. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



311 



County, Goal, 203. 
Court, General, see Assembly, 
of Admiralty, 90. 
general or quarter sessions, 36, 91, 180, 

185, 218, 303. 
Inferior, 3, 43, 1<-0. 
Superior, 3, 24, 52, 132, 186, 253. 
Probate, 40, ">7. 

House, 15, 64, 109, 136, 138, 160, 179, 
184, 193, 218, 240, 253, 262, 264, 279, 
294. 

Cow lane, 143,298. 
frier, town, appointed, 306. 
Curacoa, 61. 



Dairy produce, 1, 2. 
Dancinir, see Schools. 
Dedbtun, 49, 68. 

Deeds, nee Records. 

conveyances, 131, 190, 193, 212, 258, 

305-6 

Register of, nee Register. 
Decrfield, 73. 
Deer island, 144, Io9, 295, 296. (See also 

I^.-inds.) 

Depositions, 259-61. (See also Records.) 
Disease, infectious, spread of, to prevent, 32, 
38-9, 40, 58, 59, 60, 'J2, 93, 95, 96, 100, 
113, 119, 121, 122, 123, 120,158,214, 
248, 277-8, 280, 292. 
statistics, 283. (See also Small-pox, 

Plauue, Fevers, etc.) 
Distilling oniTDistilieries, 68, 143, 229. 
Dock, tire, 28, 35, 47, 186, 212, 221, 226, 278-9. 
buildings at, to apprize, 279,280-1. 
lu-ad of, to fill up, 136, 171-2. 
bounds of cert.-iin lands at, 278-9. 
shops on, 3-<, 82, 83, 94, ( J5, 06, 106, 
127, 201, 212, 216, 218, 220, 276, 
295. 

watch at, 21, 73. 
Oliver's. 21;-, 220, 280, 304. 
Dock square, 118, 143. 

shops on, 156. 

Donations, see Bern-factors, Public. 
Dorchester, 2, 04, S5, 175, 252, 269, 303. 
Drains, i, 13, 15, 19, 33, 36, 63, 74, 106. 

common sewers, 1, 13, 19, 33, 36, 63. 

(.See, atno under Streets.) 
Draw bridge, see Bridge. 

Eltham, (Man of (Tar) 114. (See also 

Ships, Vessels, etc.) 
Emigration, 19,84. 

list of emigrants, 84. (See also 

Ireland.) 

law concerning importing of pas- 
sengers, 149. 
England, 14, 114. 

co.il from, 161. 

Entertainment, public dinner for town offi- 
cials, it, 20-1, 54, 71, 139, 
I'.m. 

vote concerning, 16, 54. 
Essex street, 27, 28, 29, 79, 118, 2JS. 



Faneuil Ilall, 6, 7, 8-9, 15, 16, 20, 22, 25, 39, 
41,42,49, 52, 53, 5.J, 61, 64, 
66, 68. 71, 78, 84,87,90, 91, 
94, 101, 104, 109, 119, 127, 
128, 131, 132, 133, 136, 138, 
139, 145, 146, 151, 154, 155, 
157, 160, 165, 167, 171, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 186, 189, 190, 
191, 193, 196, 202, 205, 2t)8, 
212, 218, 219, 230, 234, 237, 
24(1, 243, 244, 253, 258, 262, 
264, 265, 270, 275, 279, 284, 
291,294,304. 

chairs in, for Selectmen, to 
provide, 29. 

concert in, 87, 88, 89, 90, 160. 



Faneuil Hall, market, 9, 38, 91, 111, 119, 13C, 
130, 160. 171, 187, 
188, 190, 202, 212, 
276, 280, 284. 
to reopen, 292. 
offices in, 6, 8, 52, 150, 179, 

230. 

to train cadets in, 69. 
trial ot prisoners in, 90, 132. 
Faneuil Hall market, 9, 38, 91, 111. 119, 132, 
136, 160, 171, 187, 
18S 190,202,212,228, 
276, 280, 284, 292. 
stalls in, 91, 92, 111, 

119, 228. 
to close, 136, 157, 

276. 

(See also Market.) 
wooden shops north 

side of, 132-3. 
Faneuil, Peter, death of, 8. 

coat of arms of, 55. 
memorials, honors, etc., paid 

to his memory, 8. 
frame for portrait of, 11, 41, 

42, 172. 
Ferrcland, 99. 
Ferries : 

Charlestown, 78, 99. 
Winnisimet, 263. 

Fevers, 122, 277. (See alxo Disease, infec- 
tious.) 
Fines or Penalties, 21, 48, 56, 115, 156, 176, 

184, 20(3, 241,300. 

Fire, water engines, 1, ft, 7, 10, 18, 24, 3-'-5, 

45, 51,54, 55, 5fi, 57, 

63, 64, 74, 79, 87, S5>, 

SO, 99, 100, 104, 110, 

112, 114, 132, 134, 148. 

167, 176, 179, 194-5, 

2'I3, 210, 233, 292. 

men, 1,6, 7, 10, 18, 24, 

34-5,45, 51, 54, 

55, 56, 63, 64, 74, 

87, 88, 90, 99, 

100, 104, 110, 

112, 114, 132, 

134, 167, 17o, 

194-5, 203, 22i.i, 

229, 232, 233, 

248, 249, 271. 

released from 

other offices, 

55, 64, 135, 158, 

204, 249. 

premium, 18, 35, 
46, 51, 54, 56, 
63, 88, 90, 9', 
100, 114, 195, 
204. 

orders, 35, 40, 
134, 195, 203-4. 
allowance, 35. 
bouses, 37, 57. 

North, 16, 37, 

63, 64, 114, 

210, 220, 232, 

245, 219. 

West, 16, 104, 

112, 158. 
in Queen street, 

64. 
at South End, 

229, 249. 
at westerly 
part of the 
town, 6, 45, 
46, 55, l:>2, 
134, 158, 176. 
under Town 
House, 3-j 
232. 

near Prison, 
167. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 



Fire, water engines, houses, near Mr. 

Webb's Meeting house, 210, 220. 
Fires, 38. 
Firewards, 86, 131, 154, 184, 186, 212, 237, 258, 

276, 284, 292. 
Fisheries, 295, 296. 
Fish street, 23, 38, 63, 79, 143, 144. 
market, see Markets. 
Bale of, 263. 

Flags of Truce, 76. (See also Ships, etc.) 
Fleet street, 78, 298. 
Flour, *ee Breadstuff*. 
Fort Hill, 7, 17,29, ]4o, 187, 258. 
encroachments on, 263. 
(See also Lauds.) 

Fortifications, 7, 8, 9, 20, 29, 31, 43, 53, (51, 62, 
63, 64, 66, 70, 77, 83, 101, 105, 
106, 111, 120, 121, 122, 123, 
125, 126, 133, 136, 137, 140, 
143, 145, 171, 183, 190, 193, 
206, 2-23, 226, 227, 241, 247, 
248, 249, 262, 269, 28ft, 305. 
line of defence, 31, 75,117,171, 
226, 247, 269, 285. (See also 
Battery.) 

Fox hill, 133. (See also Common, the.) 
Framiugham, 41. 

France, war with, imminent, 60-1. 
ships from, 14o. 
natives of, 67, 83, 213. 
privateer belonging to, 84. 
prisoners, French, 130. 
French congregation, 213. 
Frog lane, 67. 
Fruit : 

apples, 31, 75, 117, 142, 171, 201, 226, 

247, 268, 285. 
other, 31, 75, 117, 142, 171, 201, 226, 

263, 285. 
Funeral honors, 8, 9-10. 

oration delivered hy Mr. John 
Lovell on Peter Faneuil, 10. 
Funerals, see Burial places. 

rules and regulations for, 120, 131. 

Gallows, gee Neck, the. 
to erect, 261-2. 
Gaol, or Jail, 203. 

Gardener. 49, 57. (See also Trades, etc.) 
Georges Kiver, 57, 58. 
Georgetown, 13. 
Genoa, 40. 
Gibbin'a court, 96. 
Gibraltar, 40. 
Glass, 67, 86. 

Newcastle, 83. 

Glazier, 83, 110. (See also Trades, etc.) 
Glover, 10. (See also Trades.) 
Goal, see Gaol or Jail. 
Goldsmith, 69. (See also Trades.) 
Gould's wharf (so called), 83. (See also 

Wharves.) 

Governor, the, 8, 9, 10, 25, 26, 39, 43, 59, (50, 
61, 62, 65, 71, 76, 80, 83, 84, 
92, 93, 100, 101, 102, 105, 107, 
110, 115, 116, 121, 122, 123, 
124, 125, 126, 158, 178, 179, 
184. 

order from, 43, 67. 
letter from, to Selectmen, 166. 
to Sec'y Willard, 

179. 
address to, 59-60, 70-71, 115-16, 

122. 

petition to, 2, 248. 
Kno wles, of Cape Breton, 160, 161, 

162, 166, 168, 169. 
Grain, 6,27, 74, 111. 
Province, 74. 
purchase of, 187. 

. use of town, to increase, 154. 
measurer of, 13. 

engrossing of, by millers, 160. (See 
also Brtadstutl's.) 



Granary, 6, 17, 27, 74, 110. 

repairs at the, 6. 

grain for the Province, 74. 

master or keeper of, 110, 212. 

accounts of, 187, 212, 237, 258, 276, 
292. 

north, 263. 

Grants, see Assembly. 
Grave digger?, see Sextons. 
Graveseod, 40. 
Great Britain, agent from Boston to, 172. 

letter to the, 172. 
Green lane, 22, 28, 79. 
Greyhound, at the Sign of the, 82, 173, 251, 

302. (See also Taverns.) 
Gun-house, 24, 54, 219. 

Hanover street, 28, 79, 118, 143, 144. 
Harbor, the, 38, 39, 116. 

channel, 123. 
Harvard College, 241. 
Hatter, 19. (Ste also Trades, etc.) 
Hawkins street, 79. 
Hay, weigher of, 184, 185. 
market, see Market, 
weighing of, 16, 18, 136, 147, 175, 178, 

184, 185-6, 212, 
allowance for, 16, 18. 
engine for, 18, 13tt, 190, 

212, 258, '276. 
salt, 91. 

Henchman's lane, 298. 
History, see Schools. 
Hogs, negroes not permitted to keep, 133. 
Hollis Street Church, 292. (See also Mat- 
ing houses.) 
Hoops, see Wood. 

Hospital Island, see Rainsford's Island. 
Hospitals, 26, 32, 39, 58, 59, 63, 73, 87, 93, 95, 
96, 97, 98, 100, 102, 105, 107, 110, 
115, 121, 122, 123, 144,145-6, 156, 
207,210-11,214,217,267. 
at west part of the town, 95, 96, 

100. 

discontinued, 222. 
at South end, to establish, 115, 

119. 

hoat, 267. 

keeper of the Province, 26, 32, 82, 
87, 115, 121, 144, 145-6, 156, 207, 
210-11,214, 217,267. 
nurses, 32, 59, 98, 100, 110, 214. 
sen beds at, 59. 
guard at, 59, 87. 
Housewright, nee Carpenter. 
Hull street, 118. 
Hutchinsou's wharf, 52. (See also Wharves.) 

Imports, 39, 40, 105, 161, 167. 
Impost office, 52. 

officer, 149. 

Impressment of sailors, see Sailors, etc. 
Indians, see Negroes, Mulattoes,nti Indians. 
Inhabitants, 3, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 35,38,44, 46, 
53, 54, 61, 66, 68, 70, 71, 77, 78, 
81,84,94,101,102,114,115,116, 
119, 122, 132, 133, 135, 136, 138, 
142,145, 154, 157, 100, 161, 164, 
171, 178, 179, 195, 218, 221. 
to admit as, 3, 6, 13, 14, 17, 20, 
27, 35, 41, 55, 56, 69, 87, 92, 
102, 111, 115,216,221,262. 
list of, for choice of jurors, 3. 
act relating to, see Act. 
Innholders, approved aad recommended, 28, 

117,142, 202,297. 
list of, passed upon, 283. 
disallowed, 28, 79, 118, 143, 144. 
allowed, 2S, 78, 117, 142, 143. 
(See also Licensee, etc.) 
Inoculation, Sfe Small Pox. 
Insane, 57, 133, 237, 262. 

hospital for, to establish, 133. 
Instruments, 45. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



313 



Intemperance, immorality, profanity, etc., 26, 

30, 31, 52, 75, 70, 117, 142, 171. 
Ipswich, 27, 29, 34. 
Ireland, 19, 37,84. 

list of emigrants, 84. 
(See also Emigration.) 
Islands : Bahama, 58. 

Cape Breton, 76, 80, 83, 84, 86, 88, 
95, 99, 101,102,110, 121, 122,123, 
124, 125, 148, 161, 162, 166, 167, 
169. 

Deer, 144, 159, 295, 296. 
Jamaica, 58, 88, 89. 
Martha's Vineyard, 99. 
Martinique, 61. 

Rainsford, 26, 32, 39, 58, 59, 63, 73, 
87, 93, 95,96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 
107, 115, 121, 144, 207, 210-11, 
214,217,221, 267,283. 
Saint Christopher's, 38, 42. 
Sardinia, 38, 40. 
Sicily, 40. 
Tortugas, 37. 
West Indies, 32, 202, 253. 

Jack maker, 5. (See n lno Trades.) 
Jamaica, 58, 88, 89. (See alxo Islands.) 
Joiner, 100. (See also Trades, etc.) 
Jurors, 3. 

list of, to act upon, 9, 53, 131, 154, 

186, 212, 219, 2:37, 258, 292. 
to return, 9, 16, 22, 43, 48, 53, 78, 
85, 94, 119, 131, 154, 172, 187, 202, 
205, 212, 230, 231, 238, 253, 258, 
276, 284, 292. 

Justice?, 3, 5, 29, 30, 31, 49, 56, 67, 74, 75, 96, 
102, 116, 117, 128, 130, 141, 142, 151, 170, 
171, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 200, 201, 208, 
225, 226, 234, 241, 243, 246, 247, 254, 255, 
260, 2*1, 26S, 269, 272, 284, 285, 288, 304. 

./ 
Katharine (ship), 105. (See also Ships, 

Vessels, tic.) 
King street, 13, 28, 62, 79, 88, 111, 118, 143, 

193, 249, 252. 
pier at lower end of, 193. 

King's Chapel, 186, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 
197, 198, 211, 212, 213, 218, 224, 25. 
(See also Meeting-houses.) 
Kittery, 69. 

Lands or buildings, town's, 7, 17, 27, 29, 34, 
35, 47, 54, 63, 66, 72, 82, 
83, 84.86, 88,92,94, 95, 
96, 104, 106, 108, 111, 
121,127,133,135,146-7, 
148, 156, 160, 163, 179, 
186, 187, 189, 190, 201, 
206, 220, 226, 229, 231, 
232, 237, 238, 276, 278-9, 
282,286-7,292,295,296, 
303. 

land given town, 237-8. 
Lands or building, 

Owners: 

Adams, , 1., 296. 

Alford, John, 1., 288. 
Allen, James or Jeremiah, 

h., 8, 76-7, 79. 

Apthorp, Charles, h. and 1., 
106. 

Baker, Thomas, 1., 20. 

Baker, , 1., 14. 

Balston, , h., 90. 

Barnard, Thomas, h., 63-4. 

Barton, , I., 79, 118. 

Beard, John, h., 74, 92. 
Bennett, John, 1..305. 
Bently, Thomas, b., 259, 1., 
260, 261. 

Bernard, , h., 104. 

Billings, , sh., 28, 227. 

Blake, John, 1., 63, h., 77. 



Lands or building, 

Owners: 

Bowman, Jonathan, 1., 259, 

260. 

Borland, Frances, h., 59. 
Bound, Ephraim, h., 10. 
Boylston's, Dr., h., 1. 
Boylston, , 1., 29. 

Calef, Joseph, 1., 19. 
Casno, Isaac, h., 58. 
Church, Benj., 1., 296. 
Church, Jtfr. Webb's, 1., 210, 

220. 

Clap, Stephen, h., 13, 19. 
Clark, Samuel, h., 97. 

Clough, . 1., 36, h., 276. 

Colson', , b., 100. 

Cook, , 1., 199, 204, 224. 

Craister, Capt., , h., 276. 

Darby, Capt., , 1., 76. 

Davis, Capt., , b., 18. 

Decoster, , h., 5(5, 1., 63. 

Dumaresque, Edward, 1., 
254. 

Eaton, Benja., sh., 33. 

Ellery, Capt., , h., 45. 

Emmons, Jacob, h., 69, 76. 
Epes, Daniel, 1., 305. 

Fail-field, Abigail, h., 76. 
Fairservice, Robert, h., 47, 

56. 
Fayerweatber, John, w.h., 

227. 
Fitch, Benj., h., 95, 96. 

Gerrish, ,1., 278. 

Gibbon, Henry, h., 19, 61. 
Gordon, James, h., 100, 113. 
Graton or Greaton, John, h., 

82, 173,251,302. 
Greene, Rufus, 1., 36. 

Hancock, Thomas, 1., 286-7, 

288. 

Hawkes, , h., 54. 

Haycock, Ann, h., 66. 
Hews, Robert. 1., 76. 
Hill, Thomas, h., 79. 

Hill, , s.h., 68. 

Holland, , h., 100. 

Hubbard, Joseph, 1., 160. 
Hudson, Ralph, 1., 1. 
Hunt, Allesauder, h., 6, 187, 

258. 

Hurd, Jacob, h., 56. 
Hutchinson, Thomas, 1., 210. 

Indicott, Capt. John, h., 1. 
Ingersoll, , 1., 259, 260. 

Jackson, , 1., 47. 

Jeffrie*, Hon. John, 1., 179. 
Jenkins, David, b., 13. 

Keightly, , r. w., 35. 

Kennedy, Dr. , h., 56. 

Kiere, John, h., 97. 
Kneeland, Solomon, b., 179. 

Lee, , sh., 51. 

Leverett, Knight, h., 14. 

Lewis, .Vrn. , h., 66. 

Logan, Robert, sh., 1, 14. 
Loring, , h., 66. 

Mekin, Thomas, 1., 1. 
Morton, Edmund, h., 65. 

New North Church, 1., 63. 



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Land or building, 

Owners : 

Oliver, Andrew, 1., 220. 
Oxnard, Thomas, 1., 107. 

Parkman, Alex., 1., 106, 111. 
Partridge, Margaret, h., 55. 
Perkins, Richard, h., 69. 
Phillips, Gillam, 1., 20. 

Pierpoint, , 1., 14. 

Pitts, James, h., 55. 

Pitts, Mrs. , h., 97. 

Pollard, Col. , h., 99. 

Price, Henry, 1..62, h., 88. 
Price, Rev. Roger, 1., 71-2. 
76. 



Rowlings, , h., 114. 

Richardson, John, 1.. 85, 174, 
252, 302, 

Richardson, , h., 27. 

Roe, , h.,14. 

Seaver, , h., 55. 

Sheafe, Jacob, h., 48. 

Sherburne, , 1., 76. 

Simpson, , h., 44. 

Skinner, George, h., 63. 
Stoddard, After, h., 114, 115. 
Story, William, h., 44. 

Studson, , h., 91. 

Sullivant, Cornelius, h., 97. 

Tompson, , 1., 296. 

Trott, Benj., h., 89. 

Vesey, Joseph, h., 73. 

Waldo, lion. Samuel, h., 18, 
114. 

Waldo, , h., 57. 

Webster, , h., 91. 

Wells, Samuel, 1., 252, 302. 
Wendell, Col. Jacob, 1., 216. 

Wheeler, , h., 69. 

Wheelwright, John, 1., 220. 
White, Isaac, d. h., 229, 254. 
Wilson, Robert, b., 74. 

Wilson, , b., 49. 

Winship, Timothy, h., 5. 
Languages: 

French, 79. 
Latin, 79, 216. 
Laws, 44, 58, 76, 110, 114, 241. 

breach of, 15, 56, 64, 67, 69, 115. 

to prosecute, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 
15, 17,30-1,52,71,73,300. 
to enforce, 149. 
Leases, see Lands. 
Leather, sealers of, 168. 

Leather dresser, 106. (See also Trades, etc.) 
Lectures, see Schools. 
Leghorn, 40. 

Letters, from Christopher Kilby to Select- 
men, 16. 

Selectmen to Christopher 

Kilby, 32-3, 41,42, 67. 

and, Eliakim Palmer, 

172, 221. 

town clerk to Selectmen 

of Roxbury, 

82-3, 210, 302. 

to agents in 

London. 207. 

William "Waters, 99, 100. 
town clerk to committee of 

war, 99. 
Col. Fitch, 99. 

the Governor, 101, 106, 179. 
to the Governor, 101. 
Governor Knowles, 169. 



Leverett's lane, 79, 143. 

Licenses for sale of wines, liquors, etc., pub- 
lic houses, victuallers, etc., 172, 
202, 227, 249, 266, 297. 
allowed, 28, 78, 117, 142, 143, 297-8. 
disallowed, 28, 79, 118, 14:$, 144. 
no petition for, to be roconsidrred, 

27. 
list of persons who petitioned lor, 

28-9, 78. 

number of, to reduce, 280. 
Light house, 57-8. 
Line of Defence, see Fortifications. 
Lisbon, 105. 
London, 8, 13, 19, 33, 41, 42, 52, 67, 68, 89, 92, 

172, 207, 221,232. 
Long lane, 28, 53, 91. 

wharf, 28, 39. (See alxo Wharves.) 
Lord's Day, watch at the Neck, upon the, 
29, 30, 74, 75, 7t>, 116, 117, 141- 
2, 170-1, 200-1, 225-6, 246-7, 
268-9, 2^4-5. 

profanations of, 30-1, 75, 70. 117, 
142, 170-1, 200-1, 247, 268-9, 
284-5. 
French congregation, meetings 

of, on, 213. 
Lotteries, 106. 

Province, 120. 
Louisbourg, 122, 123, 127, 156,158, 161, 169. 

passentrors from, 156, 210. 
Lynn, 61, 68, 69, 77, 97, 102, 216,221. 
street 28, 143. 



Mackerel lane, 29, 78, 143. 
Marblehead, 14, 105. 
Market, 2, 11,21,52, 115, 
House, 1-2, 8. 

to close, 2, 3. 
stalls, 2, 38. 

clerks of, 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 55, 65, 
83. 109, 115, 119, 133, 187, 215, 228, 
238, 277. 

North, 9,57, 121. 
South, 9, 17. 

sale of, 72. 

Faneuil Hall, 9, 38, 91, 111, 119, 132, 
136, 160, 171, 187, 188, 190, 212, 228, 
276, 280, 284, 292. 
hay, 9, 12, 172, 175, 190. 
regulating the, 13, 171, 212. 
forestalling the, to prevent, 136, 187. 
nuisances in, to abolish, 115. 
fish market on Scarlet's wharf, 212. 
Marlborough street, 15, 19, 28, 117, 118,143, 

2'J8. 

Marshall lane, 13-14, 42. 
Marshfield, 69. 

Martha's Vineyard, 99. (See also Islands.) 
Martinique, 61. (See also Inlands-) 
Masons, 294. (Se.e al.to Trades.) 
Massachusetts Bay, Province of, 15, 23, 27, 
32, 38, 44, 49, 59, 60, 64, 67, 70, 74, 75, 80, 
84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 93, 97, 107, 115, 116, 
118, 122, 125, 138, 141, 146, 160, 161, 162, 
184, 200, 210, 214, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 
225, 229, 232, 233, 237, 240, 246, 253, 257, 
267, 268, 284, 294, 300. 

Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and His- 
tory, see Schools. 
Medford, 66, 63. 64, 66, 67, 99. 
Mediterranean, 38, 92. 
Meeting-houses, 

Christ Church, 238. 

New Brick, 110, 276. 

Old North, 1, 57, 98, 183, 194. 

271. 

Old Brick, 21,98. 
Trinity Church, 57, 88. 
Second Church, 57. 
Old South, 57, 65. 
New North, 0!. 210,220. 
Hollis Struct Church, 292. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



315 



Meeting-houses, 

King's Chapel, 186, 188, 189, 

190, 191, 192, 193, 197, 198, 

211,212, 213, 218, 224,295. 

bells of, to ring, 1-4. 

French congregation, use 

school-house as, 213. 
Bnittle street Church, 219. 
Mr. Byles', see Hollis Street 

Church. 

fiev. Mr. Mather's, see Sec- 
ond. 

Mr. Webb's, nee New North. 
Mr. Welsteed's, see New 

Brick. 

Merchants, 33. 
Merchants' Row, 17. 

Watch, 73. (See also Watch.) 
Messina (in the island of Sicily), 40. (See 

also Islands.) 

Microscope, see Instruments. 
Middle street, 28, 29, 06, 78, 79, 117, 118. 
Milk street, 17, 36, 52, 59, 106, 118, 143. 

petition concerning pavement at 

lower end of, 36, 133. 
Mill, 43. 

creek, 44, 46, 47. 

bridge, 7, 10, 42, 43, 146, 167. (See also 

Bridge). 

Millers, engrossing of grain by, 160. 
Milliner, 19. (See a Iso Trades, etc.) 
Milton, 55. 

Ministers, support of, 70. 
Molineaux (ship), 94. (See also Shlpa, 

vessels, etc.) 
Moon street, <!8. 

M usic, concert, held at Faneuil Hall, 87, 88, 
160. 



Nailer, 69. (Sea also Trades, etc.) 
Nantasket, 59, 96. 

road, 94. 

Nassaw (Nashua) street, 36, 67. 
Natural Philosphy, see Schools. 
Navigation, 6, 161, 221. (See also Schools.) 
Navy Department, offices of, 6, 8, 52, 150, 179. 
Neck, the, 30, 97. 

land at, formerly belonging to Sam. 
Phillips, Esq., line to run, 14. 
(See aluo Perambulations.) 
to keep in repair, 22. 
watch on, 2>, 3i>, 31, 74, 75, 76, 116, 
117, 141-2, 200-1, 246-7, 28-9, 
284-5. 
salt ponds on, 57, 104, 203, 212. 

works on, 200. 
highway at, to repair, 68. 
land on westerly wide of, 231. 
gallows on, 232, 261-2. 
land at, 94, 104, 108, 111, 237, 305-6. 

set off to Stephen Minot, 92. 
pastures on, to lease, 97, 133, 135. 
troe.s to plant on, 135. 
Needlework, nee Schools. 
Negroes and Mulattoes, 5, 24, 30, 49, 56, 75, 
102, 108, 117, 142, 
201, 226, 238, 247, 
258, 261, 268, 283, 
285 

free, 29, 41, 68, 88. 
and Indians, 21, 37, 

52, 89, 161. 
burial of, 120, 207. 
not to keep hogs, 

133. 

Neponsit river, 276. 
New Boston, 95. 

New Brick Church, 110, 276. (See also Meet- 
ing-houses.) 

Newbury street, 78, 79, 118, 143, 298. 
New England, 59, 93, 107, 184. 
Newfoundland, 42, 95, 99. 
New Hampshire, 12. 



New North Church, 63, 210, 220. (See also 

Meeting-houses.) 
Newspapers, 54, 97, 115, 190. 

The Post Boy, 179. 
Newton, 63. 
New York, 52, 126. 
North Burying Place, 19, 26, 30, 120 162, 206, 

227, 242. (See also Burial Places.) 
North Carolina, 45. 
North end, 37, 44, 51, 62, 70, 227, 229, 248. 

street, 29, 78. 
Notaries public, 16. 
Nothing lane, 68. 
Nova Scotia, 145. 
Nurses, see Hospital. 

Old Brick Meeting-house, 21, 98. (See also 

Meeting-houses.) 
Old Burial Place, 199, 204, 224. (See also 

Burial Places.) 

Old North Meeting-house, fire-engine near, 
1, 57, 194, 271. 
sexton and bell- 
ringer of, 186. 
(See also Meeting- 
houses.) 

Old South church, 57, 65. (See also Meeting- 
houses.) 
Oliver's bridge, 172. (See also Bridge.) 

dock, 219, 220, 280, 304. 
Oliver .street, 28, 78. 

Orange street, 1, 17, 28, 78, 79, 143, 276, 298. 
Tree, 7, 9, 71. (See also Taverns.) 
Oration, 10. (See also, Funeral honors.) 
Orders, town, 5, 13, 184. 

weighing of hay, 184, 185-6. 
concerning fire-engines, 35, 37, 

46. 

number of, to print, 155. 
regulating carts, -trucks, etc., 

13, 54. 
better regulating the town, to 

pass, 23S. 

to revise and print, 238. 
relating to inhabitants ad- 
mitted, 300. 
Ordnance, 8, 9, 10, 34, 43, 62, 70, 71, 136. 

Paddy's alley, 143. 
Papers, see Records. 
Passengers, importing of, 149, 156. 
Pasture land, see Neck, the. 
Pemaquid, 18. 
Pembroke, 59. 
Pennsylvania, 10. 
Perambulations or Surveys : 

of land belonging to town, 296. 

line of land formerly belonging to Sam. 

Phillips, Esq., to run, 14. 
line between land of Henry Price and 

King street, to run, 62. 
between land of John Blake and 

town, to run, 63. 
between land of Thomas Hancock 

and town, to run, 286-7, 288. 
bounds between Boston and Rox- 
bury, to run, 82, 85, 173-4, 250-2, 
301-^3. 
between Alex. Parkman's and 

town's land, 111. 

bounds of Isaac White's land, 254. 
Philadelphia, 37, 38, 44, 84, 24S. 
Piracy, 90. (See also Court of Admiralty.) 
Piscataqua, 19, 55, 58, 232. 
Pitts wharf, 29, 79. (See also Wharves.) 
Plague, 38, 40. (See also Disease, infec- 
tious.) 

Plymouth, 65. 
Poll-tax, see. Taxes. 
Pond street, 296. 

Poor, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 32, 37, 38, 49, 56, 60, 
65, 80, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 95, 103, 118, 
154, 200, 210, 214, 221, 223, 233, 237, 
257. 



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Poor, appropriation for, 9, 16, 53, 109, 1ST, 
133, 154, 160, 186, 193, 212, 219, 237, 

241, 258, 263, 276, 280, 292, 295. 
proceeds of concert for, 88, 89, 90. 
Poor, Overseers of, 3, 23, 27, 32, 37, 49, 56, 
95, 97, 123, 131, 133, 151, 154, 181, 186,208, 
212, 221, 234, 237, 254, 255, 258, 273, 276, 
283, 288, 289, 292. 
Porters, ticket, 11, 31, 37, 42, 45, 77, 79, 80, 

84. 

Port Mahon, 40. 
Portraits, 172. 

committee to provide frame for 
picture of Peter Faneuil, 11, 41. 
Portsmouth, 12, 17, 58. 
Powder, 8, 65, 85. 

house, 8, 241. 

another, to erect, 133. 
Prince street, 18, 78, 118, 143. 
Printing, advertising in the prints, etc., 54, 82, 
97, 104, 115, 146, 159, 179, 190. 
(See also Newspapers.) 
of warrants, 87. 

town orders, 238, 300. 
Prison, the, 57, 67, 167. 

engine near, 167, 233. 
Prisoners, 80-1,132, 140. 

piracies, etc., 90. 
Privateer, see Ships, etc. 
Providence, 23, 49. 

Province, the. see Massachusetts Bay, Prov- 
ince of. 
tax, see Tax. 

law, 39, 43, 60, 61, 67, 97, 149, 186. 
Treasurer, 1, 11, 23, 64, 80, 123, 

126, 128, 130, 139, 141, 177. 
treasury, 214. 
hospital, 26, 32, 39, 58, 59, 60, 73, 

9,'i, 87, 207, 210-11, 214, 283. 
charge, 20, 23, 27, 32, 37, 38, 49, 60, 
63, 73, 80, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 95, 
103, 110, 118, 148, 186, 200, 202, 
210,214, 221, 222, 223, 229, 232, 
233, 237, 253, 257. 
Lottery, 120. 

Provisions, 2-3, 58, 111, 115, 116, 187, 188, 238. 
petition to be allowed to sell, 1-2. 
unlawful sale of, 31. 
Psalmody, see Schools. 
Pudding lane, to widen, 133. 
Pullin Point, 295, 296. 
Purchase street, 79, 143, 144. 

Quarantine, 38-9, 40. 
Queen street, 64, 78, 79, 143. 

writing school in, 140, 197, 245, 

266, 294, 295, 299. 
Quit rents, 47, 187. 

Rainsford's Island, 26, 32, 39, 58, 59, 73, 87, 93, 
95, 96, 97, 98, 9, 100, 
102, 107, 115, 121, 144, 
207, 210-11, 214, 217, 
221, 267, 283. 
guard at, 59, 87, 96. 
sea beds at, 59. 
(See also Islands.) 

Eainsford, the, 267. (See also Ships, Ves- 
sels, etc.) 
Rates, 62, 70, 78, 85, 130, 132, 136, 154, 206. 

collectors of, 11, 12, 15, 54, 55, 76, 77, 
93, 94, 98, 103, 104, 107, 
108, 109, 130, 131, 132, 
137,154,156,177,178-9, 
186, 206, 212, 230, 231, 
232, 237, 250, 270, 276, 
292. 

allowance, 77, 109, 131, 
154, 156, 
258. 

tax books, 
93, 94, 106, 
130, 177. 



Rates, collector of, premium, 186, 212, 258 

276, 292. 
bills, 15. 
abatement of, 133, 154, 186, 212, 237, 

241,263,276, 292. 
Rats, extermination of, payment for, 1, 7, 11. 

23. 

Receipts, 303-4. 
Records, 20, 33, 120, 192, 212, 213, 269, 287, 

296, 305-6. 
depositions, 259-61. 
Register of Deeds, 131, 258. 
Rents, records of lands, etc., 2, 6, 17, 32, 34, 
52, 84, 106, 1*7, 146-7, 148, 150, 156, 
163, 179, 187, 201, 206, 211, 222, 227, 
228, 230, 242, 276. 
of stalls in Faneuil Hall Market, 91, 

92, 111. 
Representatives, 139, 165, 196, 205, 243, 265, 

294, 296. 
choice of, 14-15,64, 109, 138, 

160, 193, 205. 
House of, 59-60, 62, 70, 93, 

107, 184, 205, 217. 
instructions to, 77, 78, 84. 
Rhode Island, 61, 83, 233. 
Rice, see Breadstuffs. 
Iliots, 102, 178. 
Ropewalk, 35. 

Roxbury, 2, 10, 18, 19, 20, 23, 31, 75, 82, 85, 
97, 117, 142, 171, 174, 185, 200. 201, 
210, 223, 226, 247, 239, 285, 305. 
line between, and Boston, 82, 85, 

173, 174, 251, 301-3. 
selectmen of, 85, 173, 210, 251, 301, 

303. 

Rum, 77, 79. 
Rumney Marsh, 115. 

Sadler, 96, 114. (Seealso Trades, etc.) 
Sailmaker, 103. (See also Trades, etc.) 
Sailors, impressment of, 116, 125. 
Saint Christopher's, 38, 42. (See also 

Islands.) 
Salaries or allowance, 6, 7, 9, 136, 160, 219, 

239,240,263,2)2. 
for extermination of 

rats, 1, 7,11,2$. 
petitions for increase 

of, 186, 193, 233. 
Benj. Babbidge, 17. 

Simpson, 17. 

Samuel Jackson, 17. 
Benj. Goldthwait, 17. 
John Colson, 17. 
William Bollnn.30. 
Thomas Dawes, 299. 
Thomas Hutchinson, 

38. 

John Proctor, 45. 
Treanurer Wads worth, 

52. 

Moses Deshon. ft5. 
William Lai-rabee, 56, 

91, 137, 157. 

Wilson, 57. 

Solomon Townsend, 

59. 
Dr. John Couchman, 

59. 

John England, 59. 
Johu Jeffers, 59. 
John Cloimh, 67. 
Jeremiah Fishor, 68. 
Joseph Heath, 76. 
Capt. John Goldth- 
wait, 77. 

John S'aniford, 77 
Jacob Sheafe, 77, 98. 
for transportation of 

free negroes- 88, 89. 
Zacha. Chandler, 91. 
Thomas Williston, 98. 
Isaac Peirce, 98. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



317 



Salaries or allowance, James Hamilton, 214. 
Widow Gallic, 100. 
Deacon Parker, 108. 
William Waters, 121, 

146. 

Hugh Orr, 132, 136-7, 
149, 164, 174. 

Pines, Mrs. , 237. 

Joseph White, 137. 
Capt. Benjamin Ed- 
wards, 137. 

Capt. Andrew Cun- 
ningham, 137. 
John Savell, 163. 
John Steel, nq., 183. 
Salem, 27, 47, 58. 

street, 52, 78. 

Salt, 40, 105. (See also Imports.) 
Salt Ponds, see Neck, the. 
Works, see Neck, the. 
Saltertuda, gee Tortugas. 
Salutation lane, 78. 
Scarlett's wharf, 13. 

fish market on, 212. (See 

also Wharves.) 
School street, 18, 78, 192, 199, 212. 

land in, petition for grant of, 

237-8. 
Schools, 20, 21, 28, 76, 154, 216, 218, 221. 

petition to be allowed to open, 6, 298. 
allowed 7, 35-6, 76, 221, 298. 
dancing, 10, 35. 
arts and sciences, 7. 
History, 6. 
Psalmody, 76. 
Natural Philosophy, 6. 
Navigation, 6, 221. 
needlework 35. 
languages, 79, 216. 
grammar, 197, 198, 199. 

north, 140, 166, 223. 
south, 73, 102, 139, 165, 
197, 213, 2"i8, 223, 239, 
240, 246, 266, 2T6. 
Latin, 189, 190. 
house, to erect, 190, 192, 193, 197, 

198. 

cellar under, 219. 
writing, 83,216, 241. 

north, 9, 10, 19, 28, 72, 166, 

197, 223, 266. 
south, 10, 22-3, 72-3, 83, 140, 

165-6, 197, 223, 266, 292. 
in the Common, 140, 197. 

Queen street, 140, 166, 
197, 223, 245, 266, 
294, 295, 299. 

roasters, 9, 10, 19, 20, 22-3, 28, 70, 71, 
139, 160, 165, 218, 219, 223, 239, 240, 
216, 258, 263, 276, 292, 295. 
ushers, 19, 28, 45, 239, 240, 246, 258, 

263, 276, 292, 295. 

visitation of, 20,21, 71, 72-3, 112, 133, 
138-9, 164-6, 186, 195-6, 197, 212, 
222-3. 237, 243, 244, 258, 264-6, 276, 
292, 296-7. 

statistics, 72-3, 139-40, 

165-6, 197, 223, 266. 
number of, to reduce, 258. 
Scituate, 13, 104. 
Sconce, the, see Battery, South. 
Scotland, 79, 163. 
Sea coal, see coal. 

street, 72, 79, 298. 
Second church, (Rev. 3Ir. Mathew's) 57. 

(See also Meeting-house.) 
Selectmen, meetings of, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 
31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 
53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 64, 65. 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 
73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 



Selectmen, meetings of, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 
99, 100, 101, 102, 1U3, 104, 105, 
106, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 
115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 
131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 146, 
147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 153, 154, 
155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 162, Iri3, 
164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 
171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 1/7, 
178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 1C4, 
196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 
203, 204, 205, 206, 107, 208, 210, 
211, 213, 215, 216, 217, 219, 220, 
221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 
228, 229, 230, 231, "232, 233, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 
244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 
251, 252, 253, 254, 257, 258, 259, 
261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 
268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 275, 276, 
277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 28'.', 283, 
284, 285, 286, 287, 2S8, 291, 292, 
293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 
300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 300. 
letter to, 16, 166. 
reply, 17. 

letter from, 32-3, 101-2, 169, 210. 
memorial of, to the general court, 

59-60,70-1,93-4. 
to inspect the condition of the 

streets, 73. 
not accepted as bondsmen for 

collectors of taxes, 103. 
agreement between Hugh Orr 

and, 124. 
choice of, 212. 

Sextons or grave-diggers, 21, 65, 110, 119, 
120, 121, 124, 
169, 186, 206- 
7, 277, 280. 
rates for digging 
graves, 120, 
162, 20ti-7. 
for opening 
tombs, 120. 
(See also 
Burial pla- 
ces.) 

tolling bells, by, 120. 
ringing bells, 169. 

allowance for, 169. (See 

also Bells). 
Sherburn, 2, 3. 

Ship carpenter, 55. (See also Trides, etc.). 

Ship street, 13, 28, 79, 118, 248, 297, 298. 

Ships, vessels, etc., 17, 19, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 

58, 59-60, 61, 63, 76, 84, 

87,93, 94,96,105, 114, 

115, 116,121, 122, 125, 

126, 148, 158,161, 162, 

167, 169, 206, 221, 223, 

227, 248. 

cargoes, 39, 40, 105, 161, 

167. 
Man of war, 114. 125, 

280. 

Rainsford, 267. 
Squadron of French, 

145. 

yard, 190. 
dockage of, 227. 

Shipwrights, 161, 227. (See also. Trades, etc.) 
Shrinapton's lane, 78, 106. 
Sicilly (Sicily), 40. ( See also Islands ) 
Sirranam (Surinam), 110. 
Slate, 27. 

Small Pox, 58, 59, 60, 73, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97,98, 
99, 100, 105, 110, 126, 158, 248, 
277, 280, 292. (See also Disease, 
infectious.) 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 90. 



Small Pox, statistics, 283. 

Innoculation, 280. 
Soldiers, 81, 122. 

clothing belonging to, 127. 
sick, 128. 
South Burying Place, 65. 

graves in, to dig, 65, 
1-20, 207. (See also 
Burial Places.) 
South Carolina, 61. 
South end, 2, 28, 51, 7'2, 83, 100, 121, 136, 148, 

172, 229, 292. 
battery at, to erect, 62. (See also 

Battery.) 
highway at, 67. 

hospital at, to establish, 115, 119. 
engine for weighing hay at, 184, 

185-6. 

South street, 29, 298. 
Spanish expedition, 32. 
S pithead, 40. 

St. Christophers, see Saint Christopher's. 
Stocks, to build, 224. 
Stones, not to remove from Rainsford island 

without permission, 32, 214. 
Streets, 34, 54,83, 91, 106, 111, 117-18, 13.3, 

141-13, 172, 190, 192. 
drains, 1, 13, 15, 19, 33, 74. 
refuse from, 187. 

pavements, 1,13, 14, 19, 22, 33,36, 
64-5, 63, 71, 73, 74, 104, 154, 155, 173, 
219, 241. 
to inspect, 73. 
to repair, 15, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31, 36, 74, 

219. 
(See also the following : ) 

Ann, Atkinson, Back, Battery alley, 
Brattle, Cambridge, Charter, Clark's 
square, Cold lane, Common, Corn court, 
Cornhill, Cow lane, Dock square, Essex, 
Kish, Kleet, Frog lane, Gibbin's court, 
Green lane, Hanover, Henchman's lane, 
Hull, King, Leverett'g lane, Long lane, 
Lynn, Mackerel lane, Marlborough, Mar- 
shall's lane, Middle, Milk, Moon, New- 
bury, North, Nothing lane, Oliver, 
Orange, Paddy's alley, Pond, Prince, 
Pudding lane, Purchase, Queen, Saluta- 
tion lane, School, Sea, Ship, Shrirnpton's 
lane, South, Sudbury, Summer, Tanner's 
lane, Union, Water, William's court, 
Wilson's lane, Wing's lane, Winter, 
Wood lane. 

Sucess (Ship), see Man of War. 
Sudbury street, 143. 

Suffolk County, 14, 15, 39, 40, 57, 65, 67, 109, 
131, 13rt,160, 180, 193, 218, 
240, 258, 261, 262, 279. 
Sheriff of, 14, 15, 39, 64-5, 101, 
109,136,160,218, 
240, 262, 294. 
deputy, 39. 

Suzarbakers, 161, 162. (See also Trades, etc.} 
Suits, town, vs. : 

Roger Hardcastle, 3. 
Timothy Winsbip, 5. 
James Allen, 8. 
Ephraim Bound, 10. 
Edward Bromfield et all., 
219. 

Gibbons, 17. 

John Brown, 17. 

Capt. Cunningham, 

19. 
carters of gravel on Beacon 

Hill, 20. 
Abraham Francis et ali., 

25, 26, 31, 68, 76, 78. 
Robert Fairservice, 48. 
Christian Hartell, 52. 
bondsmen of John Read, 

67. 

Widow Shute, 73, 76. 
Joshua Thornton, 73, 76. 



Suits, Town, vs. : 

Jacob Emmone, 76. 
William Wheeler, 76. 
abutters on highway to 

Roxbury, 77. 

Hallowell, 94. 

Benja. Fitch, 96. 
Thomas Beddle, 97. 
William Mellows, 97. 
Samuel Clark, 97. 

J/rs. Pitts, 97. 

John Kiere, 97. 
Cornelius Sullivant, 97. 
owner of house in which 

John Rachel resides, 114, 

115. 

Everill's heirs, 172. 
Joseph Jackson vs. 

Clough, 184. 
Nathaniel Wardwell *. 

William Bowen, 238. 

Summer street, 76, 90, 91, 117, 118, 142, 239. 

Sureties, bonds to be given as, 5, 10, 12, 14, 
16, 17, 18, 27, 31, 33, 37, 42, 45, 54, 55, 61, 
64, 67, 69. 79, 80, 84, 87, 89, 90, 92, 95, 
97, 102, 103, 108, 110,111, 115 130, 149, 
150, 156, 164, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179, 188, 
206, 216, 250. 

Surveying, see Lands. (See also Perambu- 
tions.) 

Swing bridge, 187, 193. (See also Bridge.) 

Tailor, 130. (See also Trades, etc.) 

Tanner's lane, 19. 

Tan yard, 19. 

Taverns, see the following : 

Greyhound.'Sign of the, 82, 173, 251, 302. 
Orange Tree, 7, 9, 21, 71. 
Tax, 62, 70, 78, 85. 
Province, 253. 
county, 253 

on coaches, etc., to consider, 22. 
Taxes, 62, 70, 78, 85, 130, 132, 136, 154, 206, 
253. 

poll, and estate, 9, 15, 53, 61, 62, 64, 
66, 68, 78, 84, 101, 109, 131, 132, 
136, i:i8, 145, 154, 157, 160, 167, 
171, 178, 179, 186, 189, 190, 193, 
205, 212, 218, 230, 231, 237, 240, 
253, 258-262, 264, 270, 275, 279, 
291, 304. 

collectors of, 11, 12, 15, 54, 55, 76, 
77, 93, 94, 98, 103, 
104, 107, 108, 109, 

130, 131, 132, 137, 
154, 157, 177, 178-9, 
186, 193, 205, 206, 
212, 230, 231, 232, 
237, 250, 270, 276, 
292, 304. 

allowance, 77, 109, 

131, 154, 156. 
premium, 186, 212, 

258, 276, 292. 
tax books, 93, 94, 106, 

130, 177. 
abatement of, 133, 154, 193,212, 237, 

241, 263, 276, 292. 
rate bills, 15. (See also Rates.) 
on tea, coffee, coaches, chaises, etc., 

241. 

Tea, tax on, see Taxes. 
Testimonial to Lord Colvill, 280. 
Theft, 77, 79. 
Tyger (ship), 38, 39, 40. (See also Ships, 

Vessels, etc.) 

Tin plate worker, 130. (See also Trades.) 
Tombs, permit to build, 19, 26, 30, 199, 204, 

224, 227. 

applied for, 194, 224, 227. 
rates for opening, 120. (See also 
Burial places.) 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Tortugas, 37. ( See also Islands.) 
Town, gee Boston. 

supply of powder, 85. 

bulls, see Cattle. 

clerk, nee town officers. 

cryer, gee crier. 

dock, see Dock, the. 

firearms for use of, see Arms and 

Ammunition. 

grain for use of, see Grain. 
House, 6-7, 18, 63, 67, 82, 234. 
to repair, 27, 110. 

rebuild, 253. 
watchman at, 21, 73, 168. 

(See also Watch.) 
fire-engine under, 35, 79. 
cellar under, 63, 84, 86. 
meetings. 8, 9, 10, 16, 27, 43, 53, 61, 64, 
6fi, 68, 70, 71, 94, 100. 132-3, 135, 136, 
190, 191, 192, 204, 211, 218, 222, 241, 
243, 253. 

meetings, warning to attend, 9, 15, 16, 
22, 25, 53, 61, 64, 63, 68, 78, 94, 100- 
101,104, 109, 119, 131, 132, 136, 138, 
154, 160, 167, 171, 178, 179, 186, 189, 
193. 202, 205, 212, 218, 230,231,232, 
237, 240, 243, 244, 253, 258, 262, 263, 
264, 270, 275, 279, 294, 304. 
officers, 1, 3, 4-5, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 17, IS, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 
26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 38, 39,43, 49-51, 
52,53,54,61, 65, 64, 66, 7-, 76, 77, 
78, 83, 83, 89, 90, 91, 94, 97, 98, 100, 
103, 104, 106, 108, 109, 112, 116, 119, 
120, 123, 128-30, 131, 132, 136, 138, 
140-1, 145, 149, 151-3, 154, 155, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 163, 164, 165, 167, 
163, 170, 171, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 
181, 182, 183, 184. 186, 187, 192, 193, 
196, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 
207-10, 211. 212, 218, 219, 220, 224, 
225, 226, 227, 228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 
234-6, 237, 23S 239, 240, 241, 242, 
243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249, 252, 253, 
254, 257, 258, 259, 261, 262, 264. 266, 
269, 270, 271, 272, 273-5, 276, 278, 279, 
2^1, 282, 284, 285, 2*y-91, 292, 293, 
294, 296, 297, 299, 300, 303, 304, 306. 
slip, nee Wharves, 
supply of fuel for, 125, 154, 161, 166-7, 

187. 

visitation of, 4, 49-51, 97, 128, 151-3, 
181, 208-10, 234-6, 255-7, 273-5, 289- 
91. 

warning to depart the, 2, 5, 13, 17, 27, 

34,47,51, 52, 53,56, 58,61, 

64, 63, 69, 76, 79, 80, 87, 95, 

97,99, 114,210. 

persons warned, to return, 

list of, 34. 

Town, wood for use of the, see Wood. 
Townships, 10, 23. 
Trade, 161. 
Trade or calling, permit to exercise, 14, 17, 

19, 22, 23, 26, 61, 92, 111, 114. 
Trades or occupations : 

bakers, 5, 11, 12,26,35, 
41,42, 1-20, 157, 238, 
250,252,257,259,261, 
264,266,267,268,269, 
270,271,272,275,277, 
278,281,282,287,291, 
298. 
blacksmiths, 161, 162, 

222, 239, 296. 
butchers, 13, 187, 242. 
carpenter, 183, 294. 
coopers, 17. 
cordwainer, 76. 
gardener, 49, 57. 
glaziers, 83, 110. 
glovers, 10. 
goldsmith, 69. 
hatter, 19. 



Trades or occupations : 

j.ick maker, 5. 
joiner, 100. 
leather dresser, 106. 
masons, 294. 
milliners, 19. 
nailer, 69. 
saddlers, 96. 114. 
Kail-maker, 103. 
ship carpenter, 55. 
shipwrights, 161, 227. 
sugar-bakers, 161, 162. 
tailor, 130. 
tinplate- worker, 130. 
watch makers, 92, 1 14. 
wheelwright, 20, 276. 
Training Day, 17. 

field, see Common. 

tents set up on, 17. (See also 

Common, the.) 

Travel, unnecessary, 30-1, 75, 76, 117, 142, 
171, 201, 226, 247, 263, 
269, 285. 
expenses of, 76. 
Trees, 17, 52, 57, 85, 135, 146. (See also 

Common.) 
Trinity church, 57, 88. (See also Meeting 

Houses.) 
Turf, see Fort hill. 

Union street, 33, 78, 144. 

street from Faneuil Hall market 
to, to lay out, 136. 

Valuation of shops at the dock, 216, 218. 

of estates, list of, 219. 
Visitation of the town, nee Town. 
Votes, counting of, 7. 

voto concerning death of Peter Fan- 
euil, 8. 

War, Committee of, 99, 105. 

letter to, 99. 

prisoners of, 80, 81, 83, 88, 103, 110. 
Man of War, 125. 

Wards or Precincts, 4, 5, 50-1, 128-30, 151-3, 
181-3,208-10,234-6, 243, 244, 255-7,273-5, 
289-91. 

Warrants, 9, 15, 22, 25, 30, 39, 53, 61, 64, 66, 
68, 75, 77, 84, 87, 94, 96, 100, 101, 102, 104, 
116, 119, 131, 132, 136, 138, 141, 145, 154, 
157, 160, 167, 170, 171, 178, 179, 186, 189, 
190, 193, 202, 205, 211, 212, 218, 225, 231, 
237, 243, 244, 246, 253, 258, 262, 264, 268, 
270, 275, 279, 284, 291, 294. 
Watch, 29, 73, 74, 96, 168. 

houses, 21,26, 39, 47, 210. 

men, 21, 24, 26, 39, 105, 121, 154, 162, 

165, 168, 176. 
orders to, 21. 
Dock, 21. 
North, 176. 
South, 21. 

Town House, 21, 73. 
upon the Lord's Day, 29, 74, 75, 76, 

116, 117, 141-2, 170, 171, 200-1, 225, 
226, 246-7, 268-9. 

Act establishing, 30, 75, 116, 141, 170, 

200, 225, 246. 
military, 30, 75, 116, 141, 170, 200, 225, 

246, 268, 284. 

at Rainsford Island, 59, 87. 
hospital at West end of the town, 96, 

105. 

allowance, 59. 
Merchants', 73. 
at the Neck, 29, 30, 31, 74, 75, 76, 116, 

117, 170-1, 200-1, 225, 226, 246-7, 
268-9, 284-5. 

Watchmaker, 92, 114. 

Water street, 58, 160, 190, 193. 

nuisance in, to abate, 154. 
Watertown, 97. 



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Ways, 30, 31, 54, 57, 85. 

to open a lane, 6. 

cornhill, posts in, to ersct, 6. 

Fort hill, abuttera on, 7. 

encroachments on, to prose- 
cute, 263. 

the Neck, abutters on, 30, 77. 

leading from the Common, 276, 287, 
288. 

Marlborough street, to repair, 15. 

Tanners' lane and Milk street, to keep 
in repair, 19. 

Fish street, to repair, 23. 

Essex street, to repair, 27, 29. 

from Beacon street, to repair, 31. 

lane from the Common to Nashua, 36. 

pavement at foot of Milk street, to re- 
pair, 36, 133. 

Milk street, encumbrance, to remove, 
52. 

Winter street, to pave, 54-5. 

at South End, 67. 

at the Neck, to repair, 68. 

Wilson's lane, pavement in, to pre- 
serve, 71. 

leading from Orange street, 276. 

condition of the, to inspect, 73. 
to repair, 74. 

leading to Roxbury, 77, 117. 

near Fortification, to repair, 104, 105, 
111,305-6. 

Pudding lane, to widen, 133. 

encroachments, Hudson's Point to the 
mill stream, 263. 

street to lay out from Union street to 
F. H. Market, 136. 

Atkinson street, to pave, 154. 

Water street, nuisance in, to abate, 
154. 

pavement in Brattle street, to mend, 
219. 

encroachment at North End, 229. 

Wood lane, pavement in, 241. 
Weights and measures, 16, 18, 111, 136, 184, 

185-6, 190, 282. 
sealer of, 190. 
Wentworth's wharf, 8, 28, 77, 78, 79. (See 

alxo Wharves.) 

West Indies, 32, 202,253. (See also Islands.) 
Wharves, 8, 13, 44, 46, 123, 161. 



Wharves, Bronsdon's, 88. 

Clarke's, 13, 39, 221. 
Coleman's, 46, 47. 
Gould's (so called), 83. 
Halsey's, 46, 47. 
Hutchinson's, 52. 
Long, 2*, 39, 143, 193. 
Oliver's, 220. 
Pitts', 20, 79. 
Scarlett's, 13, 212. 
Town Slip, 260. 
Wendell's, 4:<. 
Wentworth's, 8, 77, 78. 
Near South Battery, 136. 
Nortn Battery, 223, 227. 
out, 133. 
upon the Common, 48. 

Rainsford Island, to build 

217,221. 

at westerly end of the town, 239. 
Wheat, xee Breadstuff). 
Wheeler's Pond, 292, 296. 
Wheelwright, 20, 276. (See also Trades, 

etc.) 

Whitehall, 26. 
Williams' court, 28. 
Wills, Judgu of the Probate of, 262. 
Wilson's lane, 30, 71. 

trespass in, 71. 
Windmill point, 79, 143, 187. 
Wine, 40. ( See al*o Imports.) 
Wing's lane, 18, ,^, 78, 143. 
Winuisimet Ferry, 263. (See also Ferries.) 
Winter street, 54-5, 155. 
Woburn, 18. 
Wood, cord, 87, 116, 125-6, 161, 211, 214. 

sealer of, 13, 44, 46, 83, 169, 176, 183, 

J39. 

allowance, 169, 176. 
precinct, 83. 
cutters, 161. 
hoops, fraud in, 131. 
for use of town, 125, 154, 161, 166-7, 

187. 

for building purposes, 221. 
Wood lane, 241. 
Workhouse, 17, 44. 

York, 58, 113. 

Young Eagle, 58, 59. ( See also Ships, etc.) 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Adams, 21, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 
64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 79, 
80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 
92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 
104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 113, 114, 
115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 

125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 
137, 138,140,111,144,145, 146, 147, 148, 
149, 156, 157, 158, 159, 162, 163, 167, 168, 
169, 173, 174, 175, 176, 228, 275, 290, 296. 

Addison, 118. 

Adms, 159. 

Adms, see Adams. 

Agin, 84. 

Aish, 96, 97. 

Albany, 23, 27. 

Alford, 288. 

Allen, 8, 23, 61, 71, 72, 76, 79, 133, 183, 188, 

196, 197, 205, 243, 256, 273. 
Alley, Battery, 118. 

Paddys, 143. 
America, North, 161. 
Anderson, 84. 
Andrews, 140, 208. 
Andros, 81. 

Annapolis, 73, 76, 79, 87, 89. 
Apthorp, 28, 71, 72, 106, 189, 191, 192, 196, 

197, 198, 213, 218, 224,297. 
Apthrop, 168. 
Archdeacon, 232. 
Armitage, 24. 
Armstrong, 290. 

Atkins, 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 
112, 113, 114, 116, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 

126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 
137, 138, 140, 141, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 165, 182, 
208, 221, 234, 243, 279, 282, 295. 

Atkinson, 92, 114. 
Atwood, 79. 
Auchmuty, 16, 17, 189. 
Avery, 96, 291. 

Babbidge, 17. 

liable, 69. 

Badger, 134. 

Bailey, 1,21,28. 

Baker, 14, 20, 23, 63, 64, 90, 107, 182, 194, 200, 

271. 

Balden, 12. 
Ball, 153. 

Ballard, 134, 182, 195. 
Balston, 4, 50, 90, 129, 152, 289. 
Balstone, 182. 
Band, 121. 
Barbadoes, 17, 35. 
Barber, 4, 44, 46, 50, 78, 128, 151, 181, 209, 235, 

255, 273, 276. 
Barker, 59, 79, 195, 256. 
Barnall, 68. 

Barnard, 46, 63, 67, 68, 118, 143, 272. 
Barnstable, 97. 
Barrell, 45. 
Barratt, 265. 
Barret, 255. 
Barrett, 104, 128, 181, 208, 234, 243, 255, 265, 

273, 289, 207. 
Bartlet. 79, 118. 
Basil), 37. 
Bass, 160, 274. 



Basset, 19. 

Bassett, 64, 203. 

Battery March, 78, 118. 

Battery, North, 70, 71, 106, 111, 127, 136, 137, 

190, 206, 241. 

South, 7, 29, 43, 83, 105, 120, 133, 136, 
140, 249. 

Battin, 113. 

Baxter, 34. 

Bayard, 26. 

Beacon, The, 31, 288. 

Beard, 74, 92. 
j Beaudri, 249. 

j Beaudry, 229. 

Beddle, 97. 

Been, 81. 

Belcher, 87. 

Belknap, 6, 41, 46, 104, 110, 155, 156, 157, 158, 
159, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 
171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 
181, 182, 183, 184, 186, 196, 197. 

Bell, 26, 182, 273. 

Bello, 74. 

Bennett, 305. 

Benson, 84. 

t Bentley, 194, 195, 248, 259, 260, 261. 
/ Bently, 194. 

Bernard, 104. 

Berry, 78, 81, 112, 209, 235, 256, 274. 

Bickner, 195. 

Bill, 290, 296. 

Billings, 23, 83, 95, 160, 227, 256, 274, 290. 

Birch, 183. 

Bird, 17. 

Birmingham, 87. 

Bish, 259, 260. 

Blake, 63, 77, 83, 190, 276. 

Blancbard, 5, 17, 50, 55, 93, 118, 182, 194, 199, 
204. 

Blanford, 63. 

( Blower, 167, 233. 

I Blowers, 64, 203, 204. 

Boardman, 21, 130. 

Bollan,30, 112. 

Borland, 5, 51, 59, 129, 139, 235, 256. 

Boston, 3, 9, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 39, 
40, 42, 43, 44, 49, 53, 54, 59, 60, 61, 
62, 64, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 
78, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93,94, 97, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 103, 
109, 115, 116, 117, 119, 12-2, 123, 
124, 125, 126, 128, 131, 132, 136, 
137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 145, 147, 
151, 154, 157, 160, 161, 162, 163, 
167, 169, 170, 171. 172, 173, 174, 
175, 178, 179, 181, 184, 185, 186, 
188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 196, 
200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 20S, 
210, 212, 214, 217, 218, 225, 226, 
227, 230, 231, 234, 237, 238, 240, 
241, 243, 244, 246, 247, 250, 251, 
2.VJ, 253, 254, 258 260, 261, 262, 
263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 269, 270, 
272, 275, 276, 278, 279, 280, 282, 
284, 28'5, 288, 291, 294, 296, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 306. 
New, 95. 
Bound, 10. 
Bourk, 77, 80. 
Bourn, 90. 



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Boutineau, 89, 235, 257, 265, 2T4, 290. 

Bowden, 152, 158, 168. 

Bowdoin, 20, 196, 197, 209, 235, 236, 243, 274, 

289. 

Bowen, 129, 238. 
Bowles, 183. 
Bowman, 259, 260, 261. 
Box, 9, 46, 189. 
Boylston, 1, 29, 96. 

I Bracket, 34, 203. 

I Brackett, 250. 
Bradley, 148. 
Bradshaw, 56. 
Brady, 84. 
Bragdon, 113. 
Braintree, 10, 55. 
Breck, 234, 273, 289, 297, 298. 
Breed, 56, 143. 
Brewer, 252, 302. 
Brewster, 38. 
Briant, 38. 
Brice, 203. 
Bridge, 64, 143, 289. 
Bridge, Draw, 44. 

Mill, 7, 10, 42, 43, 146, 167. 
Olivers, 172. 
Swing, 187, 193. 

t Bridgewater, 19, 20, 23. 

J Bridgwater, 124, 147. 
Bristol, 69,233. 

Bromfleld, 5, 37, 51, 129, 139, 152, 181, 182, 209, 
219, 235, 256, 265, 274, 290, 297. 

l Brookes, 78. 

1 Brooks, 57. 
Brookline, 91. 
Brooks, see Brookes. 
Brown, 1, 12, 17, 18, 30, 46, 54, 56, 78, 89, 110, 

114, 143, 176, 194, 195, 232, 249, 262. 
Browne, 134. 
Bryan, 45, 84. 
Buck, 203. 

Buckley, 4, 50, 93, 128, 151, 181. 
Buckworth, 81. 
Bugbee, 140. 
Bulkley, 68. 
Burbeck, 272. 
Burch, 298. 
Burt, 143. 
Burying place, North, 19, 26, 30, 120, 148, 162, 

206, 227, 242. 
Old, 194, 199, 204, 224. 
South, 65, 120, 207. 
Butler, 50, 83, 95, 143, 1 '7, 156. 
Byles, 71, 72, 196, 197, U^a&S, 265, 292. 

Cagliarl, 38, 40. 
Calass, 69. 
Caldwell, 28. 
Caldwith, 81. 
Calef, 19, 30. 
Callicott, 42. 

Cambridge, 5, 85, 174, 252, 262, 263, 302. 
Campbell, 21, 28, 84, 143, 274. 
Candish, 298. 
Cane, 81. 

Canso, 80, 81, 83, 88, 103, 110. 
Cape Breton, 76, 80, 83, 84, 86, 88, 95, 99, 101, 
102, 110, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 
128, 148, 161, 162, 166, 167, 169, 221. 

Cod, 77. 

Francois, 69. 

Porpus, 66. 
Carill, 81. 
Carlisle, 79. 
Carnes, 182, 256. 
Carolina, North, 45, 61. 

South, 61. 
Carol!, 42. 
Carr, 81. 
Carter, 4, 168. 
Cary, 87, 92, 182. 
Casno, 58, 83, 143. 
Castle, The, 40, 92, 122, 123, 125. 

William, 38, 80, 121, 123, 126, 158, 248. 



Caswall, 89. 

Cazneau, 102, 118. 

Chambers, 21, 38, 52, 65. 

Chandler, 91, 269. 

Chappel, 95, 96. 

Chappel, Kings, 186, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 

193, 197, 198, 213, 218, 224, 295. 
Chappell, Kings, 211. 

Chardon, 196, 197, 209, 235, 256, 274, 290, 297. 
Charlestown, 56, 92, 121, 227. 
( Chauncey, 10, 20, 112, 165,196, 243. 
? Chauncy, 71, 296. 

Checkley, 71, 72, 165, 222, 223, 241, 243, 297. 
Cheever, 4, 50, 84, 128, 139, 152, 157, 181, 203, 

216, 220, 234, 254, 255. 
Chelsea, 51. 
Cheney, 203. 
Child, 175. 
Church, 37, 153, 296. 
Church, Christ's, 238. 

New North, 63. 
Old Brick, 98. 
North, 186. 
South, 57, 65. 
Trinity, 57, 88. 
Webb's, 210. 
Clapham, 78. 
Clap, 13, 19. 
f Clark, 29, 39, 41, 90,95, 96, 97, 99, 102, 110, 

148, 209, 279. 

Clarke, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 
16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 
33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 
57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 
72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 
100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 
110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 119, 121, 123, 
124, 125, 126, 128, 120, 130, 131, 132, 133, 
134, 135, 137, 138, 140, 144, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 164, 
165, 182, 194, 209, 210, 235, 255, 256, 274, 
28S, 290. 
Clear, 117. 
Clements, 33. 
Clough, 36, 67, 78, 110, 182, 184, 195, 20S, 222, 

234, 276. 

Coffin, 78, 183, 250, 257, 275, 291, 293. 
Coit, 50. 
Coker, 143. 
Cole, 13, 14. 
Coles, 152. 

College, Harvard, 241. 
Collins, 273. 
j Collson, 17, 24, 183. 
( Colson, 100, 263. 
Colman, 80. 
Colsorf, secCollsou. 
Colton, 257, 263. 
Colvill, 280. 

Common, The, 11, 17, 21, 23, 24, 34, 36, 48, 
54, 57, 104, 107, 133, 140, 148, 154, 197, 219, 
239, 241, 276, 287, 288, 292. 
Compigny, 61. 
Comrin, 0, 50, 190. 
Concord, 69, 279. 
Condy, 71, 196. 
Connecticut, 57, 158. 
Courier, 84. 
"Cook, 21,81, 199, 223. 
Cooke, 1, 2, 3, 5, C, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 
31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 46, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 60, 
61, 62, 63, 64, 05, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 73, 
74, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 
112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 
121, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 
139, 148, 165, 187, 188-, 189, 190, 191, 
192, 194, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 
202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



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fCooke, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 219, 
220, 221, 223, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 
231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 
239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 
248, 249, 251, 256, 265. 
Coolidge, 97. 

Cooper, 139, 196, 197, 265, 297. 
Cordis, 108, 178. 
Corner, Darby's, 76. 

Jackson's, 47. 

Cornhill, 3, 6, 14, 28, 78, 114, 117, 118. 
Cotta, 34, 38, 78. 
Cotton, 60. 
Cotty, 42. 
Couchman, 59. 

County of Suffolk, 14, 15, 39, 40, 57, 65, 67, 
101, 109, 131, 136, 160, 180, 193, 218, 240, 
258, 261, 262, 279, 294. 
Court, Corn, 118. 

Gibbin's, 96. 
Williams's, 28. 
Coverly, 4. 
Cowell, 256. 
Cox, 97. 
I Craddock, 191. 

| Cradock, 153, 164, 165, 189, 191, 198, 213. 
Crafts, 46, 203. 
Craister, 276. 
Creek, The, 85, 174, 252, 302, 303. 

Mill, 44, 46, 47. 
Cromby, 114. 
< Crosbey, 103. 
j Crosby, 81. 
Crosley, 274. 
Crotty, 77, 79. 
Crouchington, 79. 
Crowell, 182. 
Cumber, 55, 134. 
Cunningham, 19, 108, 109, 118, 129, 137, 153, 

177, 183, 186. 
Curacoa, 61. 
Curtis, 275. 

Cushing, 20, 71, 78, 112, 255, 257, 290, 292, 
293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 301, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 306. 
Cuttery, 8. 

Dabney, 5, 17. 
Dalrymple, 28. 
Dana, 91. 

Danforth, 71, 72, 90, 222, 223. 
Darby, 76. 
Darrell, 255. 
Davis, 18, 79, 85. 
Dawes, 152, 294, 299. 
Day, 78, 153, 183, 236, 250, 257. 
Deblois, 90. 
Debuke, 105. 
Decoster, 56, 63. 
Dedham, 49, 68. 
Deerfield, 73. 
Deering, 290. 
Deland, 38. 
Delanie, 32. 
Delany, 92. 
Deming, 183. 
Denuie, 27, 163, 201. 
Derham, 84. 
Deshon, 55, 129. 
Devereux, 118. 
Dickman, 239. 
Dinsdale, 118. 
Dixwell, 47. 
Doane, 273. 
Doble, 42. 

Dock, The, 28, 3*5, 38, 47, 73, 83, 94, 95, 96, 
106, 127, 146, 186, 276, 278, 295, 303. 

Olivers, 219, 220, 280, 304. 

Town, 47, 82, 136, 171, 201, 212, 216, 
218, 220, 221, 226, 227, 263, 278, 
2S1, 303. 
Doggett, 69. 

Dolbeare, 34, 212, 256, 274, 276, 278, 279, 
281, 282, 290, 292, 295, 303, 304. 



Dorchester, 2, 64, 85, 175, 252, 269, 303. 
Doubledee, 195, 248. 
Douglas, 95. 
Dowes, 274. 

I Down, 235. 

I Downe, 4, 50, 59, 71, 72, 129, 139, 140, 152, 

181, 182, 209, 236, 250, 256, 257, 275, 291. 
Dowse, 290. 
Drisdell, 56. 
Dukes, 35. 
Dupe, 103. 
Dupee, 52, 109, 129, 152, 154, 177, 178, 182, 

253, 258, 280. 
Dnmaresq, 254. 
Dummett, 298. 
Duncan, 92. 
Dunivan, 97. 
Dunster, 84. 
Dyre, 21, 76, 81, 148. 
Dyson, 79. 

Eagleston, 105. 

Earle, 37, 51, 63, 74, 87, 88, 210, 220, 232. 

East, 19. 

Eaton, 33, 42, 289. 

Eddy, 298. 

Edes, 195, 208. 

( Edmonds, 68, 271. 

/ Edmunds, 68. 

Edwards, 103, 109, 137, 148, 153, 154, 156, 
177, 178, 181, 186, 206, 209, 235, 250, 255, 
258, 276, 289. 

Eliot, 16, 20, 129, 139, 196, 197, 243, 297. 
Ellery, 45. 
Ellis, 34, 100. 
Emrnes, 46. 
Emmons, 69, 76, 129. 
End, South, 28. 
England, 14, 52, 59, 114, 161. 
Epes, 305. 

Erving, 50, 129, 196, 197, 209, 235. 
Ethridge, 210. 

J Eustis, 152, 158 

j Eustus, 83. 
Evans, 143. 
Everill, 172. 
Everton, 81. 
Ewen, 298. 
Ewing, 4. 

I Eyre, 79. 

I Eyres, 144. 

Fairfield, 5, 43, 50, 76, 129, 152, 182, 194, 199, 

204, 209, 216, 218, 224, 235, 274, 290. 
Fairservice, 47, 48, 51, 56,263, 280. 
Faneuil, 8, 9, 10, 11, 41, 42, 52, 55, 172. 
Fayerweather, 4, 49, 50, 6/, 96, 128, 151, 164, 

165, 181, 208, 227, 234, 255, 273, 28X 
Featherstone, 236. 
Fenno, 110, 111, 212. 
Ferreland, 99. 
Ferry, Charlestown, 78, 99. 

Winnisimet, 263. 
Ferry way, 263, 270. 
Feesenden, 39, 50, 92. 
Fesson, 111. 
Feveryear, 5. 
Fifleld, 112. 

I Fillbrown, 298. 

| Fillebrown, 4, 143. 
Fisher, 68. 
Fisk, 144. 

Fitch, 95, 96, 99, 101, 130, 152, 235. 
Fitzgerald, 84. 
Flagg, 118, 203, 233, 256. 
Flatts, The, 7, 29, 206, 254. 
Fleet, 193. 

Flucker, 210, 235, 243, 274, 290. 
Forbes, 189. 
Ford, 143, 209, 235. 
Foreland, 17. 

Forsyth, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 18, 22, 23, 24, 
26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 60, 51, 71, 72, 128, 165. 
Fortification, The, 57, 104, 108, 111, 262, 305. 



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Fosdick, 22, 27, 36, 73, 74, 155, 242. 

Foster, 4, 34, 78, 206, 210, 236, 257, 274, 275, 

291, 304. 

Foxcroft, 109, 139. 
Foye, 2T, 74, 195, 197, 243. 
Framingbam, 41. 
France, Old, 83. 
Francis. 21, 25, 26, 31, 68, 76, 78. 
Frank!and, 20. 
Franklyn, 164, 273. 
Frarey, 187. 
Freeman, 45, 78, 257, 
Frost, 203. 

Galesper, 99. 
Gard, 200. 

( Gardener, 182. 

j Gardiner, 113, 115, 119, 189, 191, 198, 211, 

212, 213, 223, 276, 290. 

| Gardner, 51, 83, 97, 103, 129, 153, 178, 182, 

213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219,220, 221, 
222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228,229,230, 
231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 233, 237, 238, 239, 
241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249, 250, 231, 
252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 259, 261, 262, 

(. 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 270, 273, 274, 289. 

Gatcomb, 34. 

Gatcombe, 28. 

Gatty, 63. 

Gauge, 100. 

Gay, 2:32. 

Gebande, 79. 

Gee, 263. 

Genoa, 40. 

George Town, 13. 

Gerrish, 278. 

Gibbert, 28. 

Gibbins, 189, 191, 198, 200, 203, 212. 
* Gibbon, 19, 5i,200. 
) Gibbons, 11, 61. 

Gibbs, 4. 

Gibralter, 40. 

Gibson, 186, 238, 239. 

Gill, 202. 

Gilmore, 57, 58. 

Girot, 28. 

Glen, 203. 

Glidden, 271. 

Godfrey, 28. 

Goffe, 38. 

Goldthait, 54. 

Goldthwait, 4, 12, 17, 30, 31, 50, 77, 83, 87, 98, 
99, 12",, 124, 123, 132, 151, 154, 156, 174, 
181, 202, 208, 214, 234, 251, 255, 273, 279, 
282,289,302. 

Gooding, 195, 298. 

Goodwill, 152, 182, 196, 197. 

Gordon, 100, 113, 189. 

Goudy, 63, 64. 

Gough, 52. 

Gould, 143. 

Grainger, 28. 

Granary, The, 6, 17, 27, 110, 111, 187, 212, 237, 

258, 276, 292. 
Towns, 74. 

Grandy, 257. 

Grant, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 163, 165, 166, 
16/, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 
177, 178, 179, 180, 181,183,184,186,188, 
189, 190, 191, 192, 194, 196, 197, 198, 199, 
200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 20i5, 207, 208, 
210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 
219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 
229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 236, 237, 238, 
239, 210, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 
249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 
258, 259, 261, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 
270,272, 275, 276, 27-7, 279, 280,251,282, 
283, 28i, 285, 286, 287, 2S8, 2S9, 291, 292, 
293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 
302, 303, 304, 305, 306. 

Graton, 82, 173. 

Graveaend, -10. 



Gray, 27, 50, 115, 119, 127, 139, 158, 196, 197, 

206, 235, 243, 276, 290, 303, 304. 
Grayton, 173, 251. 
Greaton, 301, 302. 

{Green, 43, 80, 102, 153, 182, 209, 235, 249, 
256, 274, 290, 298. 
Greene, 36, 139, 153, 165, 183, 210, 216, 218, 
219, 222, 223, 235, 236, 250, 279, 282, 290, 
291. 

) Greenleaf , 23, 84, 274. 
) Greenleafe, 154, 203, 210, 236, 250, 257. 
Greenough, 103, 178, 234, 23ft, 255, 273, 289. 
Greenwood, 179, 20S, 250, 235, 273, 289. 
Gridley, 85, 236. 
Griffin, 5, 51, 143. 
Gross, 66. 
Grover, 143. 
Gruchy, 297. 
Gubbots, 61. 
Gunter, 42, 199, 219. 
Gutteridge, 13. 
Gwin, 104. 
Gyles, 28, 79, 118. 

Hacker, 272. 

Hadin, 17. 

Hail, 209, 235. 

Hall, 4, 18, 60, 67, 106, 129, 152,182, 184. 

Hall, Faneuil, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 22, 25, 29, 
39, 41, 42, 49, 52, 53, 55, 61, 64, 60, 63, 69, 
71, 78, 84, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 9i, 101, 104, 
109, 119, 127, 128, 131, 132, 133, 136, 138, 
139, 145, 146, 150, 151, 154, 155, 157, 160, 
165, 167, 171, 178, 179, 180, 181, 1S6, 189, 
190, 191, 193, 196, 202, 205, 208, 212, 218, 
223, 230, 231, 234, 237, 240, 213, 244, 253, 
255, 258, 262, 264, 265, 270, 273, 275, 279, 
284, 289, 291, 294, 304. 

Hallowcll, 17, 34, 94, 96, 235, 230. 

Halsey, 256. 

Halyburton, 1, 3, 5, 28. 

Hamilton, 15, 207, 210, 214, 267. 
I Hammatt, 289. 
( Hammet, 255. 

Hammond, 84. 

Hancock, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 
30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 
53, 60, 61, 65, 65, 67, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, 76, 
77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 
91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 
113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 121, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 
152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 159, 164, 165, 174, 
182,187,188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 194,196, 
197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 
206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 
215, 216, 217, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 
227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 236, 
237,238,239,240, 241, 244, 245, 216, 248, 
249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 
258,261,262,263, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 
272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 
282, 283, 284, 286, 287, 288, 291, 294, 297. 

Handry, 63. 

Hansard, 28. 

Hardcartle, 3. 

Haridine, 87. 

Harratt, 143. 

Harris, 28, 69, 97. 

Harrod, 5, 35, 42, 120. 

Hart, 233, 249. 

Hartell, 52. 

Hartley, 34, 52. 

Harvey, 160. 

Hastings, 168. 

Hatch, 134. 

Hatton, 24. 

Hawden, 256. 



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Hawding, 189, 191, 211, 212. 

Hawkins, 14. 

Hawks, 54. 

Haycock, 66. 

Hayes, 5. 

Hazard, 74. 

Heath, 10, 76, 85, 175, 252, 303. 

Heaton, 27. 

Hebi-rt, 143. 

Helyer, 78, 129. 

Henchman, 4, 20, 50, 112, 129, 139, 152, 181, 
182, 209, 235, 255, 256, 265, 272, 288, 289, 
297. 

Henchmen, 273. 

Henderson, 99. 

Henry, 73. 

Ilenshaw, 24, 34, 54, ISr?, 210, 236, 257, 259, 
261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 26V, 270, 271, 
272, 274, 275, 276, 277, 279, 2SO, 281, 282, 
iirt-s 284,285, 286, 287,288, 290,291, 292, 
293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 299, 300, 301, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 306. 

Herault, 21. 

Herd, 118. 

Hewes, 209, 235, 290, 296, 297, 298, 300, 301, 
302, 303, 305, 306. 

Hicks, 10, 19, 28, 45, 160, 193. 

Higgins, 10, 27, 56. 

Highway, The, 30, 31, 57, 67, 68, 75, 85. 

Hill, 27, 51, 55, 79, 80, 110, 130, 135, 139, 143, 
151, 153, 164, 165, 181, 183, 187, 188, 189, 
190, 191, 194, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 
202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 212, 
213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 221, 222, 223, 22t, 
225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 
234, 236, 237, 23S, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 
244, 245, 246, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 
254, 255, 257, 258, 259, 261, 263, 264, 265, 
266, 267, 269, 270, '271, 272, 273, 275, 276, 
277, 279, 2SO, 281, 282, 285, 286, 287, 288, 
289, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 
299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306. 

Hill, Beacon, 20, 278, 286, 287. 
Gentry, 20, 288. 
Copps, 90. 

Fort, 7, 17, 29, 140, 187, 258, 263. 
Fox, 133. 

Hills, 250. 

Hinche, 28. 

Hines, 5. 

Hodgdon, 83. 

Hodgsdon, 21. 

Hodgson, 2, 78. 
I Hog, 118. 
) Hogg, 28. 

Hoggs, 53. 

HoVbrook, 10, 22, 38, 76, 176, 186, 240, 292, 295, 
299. 

Holcom, 81. 

Hoiden, 19. 

Holland, 10, 34, 100, 179, 206, 250. 

Holmes, 234, 255, 256, 259, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
265, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 
275, 277, 279, 290. 

Holyoke, 186, 294, 295. 

Homer, 66. 

Honeywell, 28. 

Hooker, 121. 

Hooper, 112, 136. 

Hoskins, 118. 

Hospital, Province, 26, 32, 60, 73, 82, 87, 207, 
210, 214, 283. 

House, 81. 

House, Alms, 20, 23, 27, 32, 37, 49, 56, 76, 80, 
84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 103, 110, 118, 130, 
148, 186, 200, 214, 221, 223, 229, 232, 
233, 237, 253, 257, 292. 
Court, 15, 64, 109, 136, 138, 160, 179, 
184, 193, 218, 240, 253, 261, 262, 264, 
279, 294. 

Dock Watch, 21. 
Gun, 24, 34, 54, 219. 
North Granary, 263. 
North Watch, 176. 



House, Old Brick Meeting, 21. 
North 1, 54, 57, 194, 271. 
Powder, 8, 241. 
South Grammar School, 102. 
Town, 10, 27, 34, 35, 63, 67, 73, 79, 82, 

84, 86, 110, 232, 234, 253. 
Watch, 47, 210. 
Hovey, 143. 
Howard, 99, 143. 
Howell, 5, 100. 

Hubbard, 4, 20, 50, 96, 112, 128, 130, 153, 160, 
183, 209, 212, 216, 218, 220, 226, 236, 257, 
274, 288, 290, 304. 
Hudson, 1, 297. 
( Hughes, 12, 17, 256, 274. 
j Hughs, 32. 
Hunnewell, 227. 
Hnnstable, 186. 
Hunt, 4, 6, 50, 108, 151, 181, 187, 208, 227, 258, 

259,260,261. 
Hnrd, 56. 

Hutchinson, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 
24, 25, 27, 28, 29,30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 3(5, 37, 
38, 39,41, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 
60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 77, 82, 83, 
88, 89, 90, 92, 95, 100, 112, 128, 138, 139, 
151, 181, 189, 191, 208, 210, 217,222,223, 
234, 243, 250, 255, 260, 261, 262, 204, 265, 
273. 

Inches, 67, 118, 214. 
Indicott, ], 17,216,218. 
Indies, West, 32, 202, 253. 
t Ingersol, 260. 
I Ingersoll, 118, 259. 
Inmau, 257. 
Ipswich, 27, 29, 34. 
Ireland, 19, 37, 84, 110. 
Irish, 207. 
Irving, 256. 

Island, Deer, 144, 159, 295, 296. 
Hospital, 39. 
of Jamaica, 58, 88, 89. 
Rainsfords, 26, 32, 58, 59, 73, 82, 87, 
93, 97, 115, 121, 144, 145, 146, 207, 
210, 214, 217, 221, 267, 283. 
Rhode, 61, 83, 233. 
Islands, Bahama, 58. 
Ivers, 117. 

Jackson, 2, 6, 17, 27, 28, 78, 184, 209, 235, 256, 
274, 277, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 286, 237, 
288, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 
298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306. 

Jarvis, 2, 15, 118. 

Jeffers, 59. 
( Jefferys, 89. 

| Jeffries, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 
29, 30, 31, 33, 3i, 36, 87, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 
43, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 71, 72, 112, 
129, 138, 139, 152, 164, 165, 179, 182, 209, 
23), 243, 256, 265, 266, 274, 289, 296, 2J7, 
303, 304, 305. 

Jenkins, 13, 43, 143, 273, 289, 306. 

Jenners, 121. 

Jennings, 96. 

Johnson, 5, 10, 156, 186,229. 

Johonnot, 78, 103. 

Jones, 19, 23, 24, 26, 38, 76, 148, 273. 

Kathary, 84. 

Kelly, 148. 

Kemball, 104. 

Kemplin, 76. 

Kennedy, 19, 56. 

Kenwood, 31. 

Key, 58. 

Kiere, 97. 

Kiggell, 28. 

Kilby, 16, 32, 33, 41, 42, 52, 67, 172, 207, 221, 

255. 

Kimball, 9, 55, 78, 143. 
Kinselagh, 97. 



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Kinsley, 58. 

Kittery, 69. 

Knap, 34. 

Kneeland, 43, 88, 148, 179, 182, 216, 218, 229, 

273, 280, 289. 
Knot, 210, 223. 

Knowlea, 160, 161, 166, 167, 168, 169. 
Knox, 35, 74, 77, 79, 118, 143. 

Lack, 78. 

Lamb, 85, 133, 135, 174, 252, 302. 

Lamotte, 79, 263. 

Laudon, 115. 

Lane, 51, 61. 

Lane, Cold, 28, 143. 

Cow, 143, 298. 

Frog, 67. 

Green, 22, 28, 79. 

Henchman's, 298. 

Leverets, 143. 

Leveretts, 79. 

Long, 2-3, 53,91. 

Mackarel, 78. 

Mackerel, 29. 

Mackeril, 143. 

Marshall, 13, 42. 

Pudding, 133. 

Salutation, 78. 

Shrinuptons, 78, 106. 

Tanners, 19. 

Wilsons, 30, 71. 

Wings, 18, 34, 78, 143. 

Wood, 241, 242. 
Langdon,47, 209. 

Larrabee, 13, 30, 44, 46, 47, 51, 53, 56, 58, 61, 
65, 66, 91, 107, 109, 114, 128, 137, 152, 154, 
157, 177, 178, 182, 206, 208, 222, 234, 241, 
255, 263. 

j Lasenby, 152, 182, 256. 
I Lasinby, 36, 290. 
Lattaree, 38. 
Lawlor, 255. 
Layten, 96. 
Leaoh, 220. 
Ledyard, 143. 
Lee, 51. 
Leghorn, 40. 
Le Mercier, 213. 
Lenox, 148. 
Leonard, 143. 
Leverett, 14. 

Lewis, 66, 81, 164, 195, 197, 243, 306. 
Lincoln, 87. 
Lisbon, 105. 
Lloyd, 144, 159, 189. 
Logan, 1, 14. 
London, 8, 13, 19, 33, 41, 42, 52, 67, 68, 89, 92, 

172, 207, 221, 282. 
Loring, 66, 235, 
Lorkin, 143, 298, 
( Louisbourg 122, 123, 125, 127, 156, 158, 161, 

169, 210. 

( Louisbourgh, 161. 
( Lovel, 136, 186, 239, 240. 
I Lovell, 10, 218, 219, 246, 276. 
Lovett, 81. 
Low, 203. 
Lowden, 28, 143. 
Lowder, 57, 257. 
Lowell, 1, 2, 78. 
Luckis, 194. 
Ludgate, 17. 
Lugg, 79. 
Lyman, 24. 

Lynn, 61, 68, 69, 77, 97, 102, 216, 221. 
Lyten, 96. 

Maccarty, 31. 
Maceney, 55. 
Macklen, 81. 
Maclane, 17. 
Magin, 10, 37. 
Maginel, 61. 
Mahaney, 84. 



Main, 163. 

Marblehead, 14, 105. 

March, 97, 221. 

Mare, 90. 

Marion, 16,24, 69, 84,86. 

Mariot, 189. 

Market, Fanenil, 92. 

Hall, 9,38, 91, 111,119, 132, 
136, 157, 160, 171,187, 
188, 190,202, 212, 228, 
276, 280, 284, 292. 
Fish, 212. 
Hay, 9, 12, 172. 
North, 9, 57, 121, 212. 
South, 9, 17, 72. 
Marlon, 79. 
Marsh, 81. 

Marshall, 19, 110, 143, 194, 242. 
Marshfield,C9. 
Marsh, Rumney, 115. 
Martinique, 61. 
Mason, 78, 143. 
Masters, 143. 
Matchit, 221. 

Mather, 20, 57, 112, 165, 222, 223, 265. 
Matthews, 81. 
Mavericke, 252. 
Maxwell, 29, 78. 
May, 28. 
Mayer, 143. 
McAffee, 81. 

McDaniel, 19, 265, 266, 290. 
Mchun, 84. 
Mclntyer, 50. 
McKean, 132. 
McMills, 92. 

( McNamarra, 84. 

( McNamarro, 81. 
McNeal, 53. 
Medford, 56, 63, 64, 66, 67, 99. 

j Mediterrean, 92. 

j Mediterrenian, 38. 
Mekin, 1. 
Mellows, 97. 

Merchant, 12, 54, 190, 234. 
Merrett, 143. 
Merrow, 176. 
Mesina, 40. 
Messinger, 45, 46, 55, 104, 112, 132, 134, 158, 

176. 

Miliken, 181. 
Miller, 42. 
Mills, 27. 
Mill Stream, 263. 
Milton, 55. 

Minot, 68, 78, 85, 92, 135, 174, 252, 302, 305. 
Montague, 102. 
Moore, 148, 279, 282, 298. 
Morgan, 44, 49. 
Morine, 134. 
Morris, 28, 51, 84. 
Morrisy, 47. 
Morse, 118. 
Morton, 65. 
Moseley, 206. 
Motley, 203. 
Moulin, 73, 79, 167. 
Muckleroy, 209, 235. 
Mucklin, 81. 
Murfey, 144, 146, 156. 
Myrick, 79. 

Nantasket, 59, 96. 

Neal, 55, 118. 

Neck, The, 14, 22, 29,30, 31, 57,68, 74, 75, 92, 

94, 97, 104, 108, 111, 117, 135, 141, 

142,171, 200, 201, 212,226, 247, 262, 

269, 285. 
Boston, 30, 75, 116, 133, 135, 170, 200, 

225, 231, 232, 237, 246, 268, 284. 
Nelson, 237. 
Newell, 206, 252. 
New England, 59, 93, 107, 184. 
Newfoundland, 42, 95, 99. 



INDEX OF XAMES. 



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Newhall, 195, 272. 

New Hampshire, 12. 

Newman, 52, 118, 190, 209, 256. 

Newton, 63. 

New York, 52, 126. 

Nichols, 45, 181, 209, 234. 

Nights, 81. 

Norwood, 61, 102. 

Nova Scotia, 145. 

Nowell, 79, 118. 

Noyes, 305. 

Nutting, 97. 

Odell, 64, 134. 

Oliver, 3, 5, 20, 33, 50, 71, 112, 129, 138, 139, 

150, 152, 172, 182, 195, 197, 207, 209, 220, 

222, 223, 235, 243, 256, 264, 265, 273, 274, 

289, 290, 296, 305. 

Orr, 29, 124, 132, 136, 147, 149, 150, 164, 174. 
Osborne, 20, 47, 112, 133, 145, 164, 195, 197, 

243. 

Overing, 150, 179, 189. 
Oxnard, 107, 139, 210, 236, 257, 290. 

Packenet, 144. 

Page, 206, 223, 227, 272. 

Paine, 89, 160, 239, 240, 246. 

Palfrey, 34, 235. 

Palmer, 33, 68, 172, 207, 221. 

Parchard, 21. 

Parker, 4, 12, 19, 30, 43, 50, 55, 108, 118, 129, 

152, 182, 203, 204, 209, 224, 235, 256, 273. 
Parkman, 105, 106, 111. 
Parminter, 259. 
Parris, 32. 
Partridge, 55. 
Pasmore, 144. 
Pate, 143. 
Patten, 291. 
Pattcshall, 12, 54. 
Pattiu, 2, 40. 
Payson, 274, 290. 
Pearson, 12. 
Pecker, 4, 50, 129, 152, 209, 235. 

I Peelen, 237. 

/ Pexlen, 237. 

Pcirce, 6, 7, 9, 45, 98, 148, 176, 206. 
Peirpoint, 302. 
Pemaquid, 18. 
Pembcrton, 44, 230. 
Pembroke, 59. 
Pcnsilvania, 10. 
Pepperell, 164. 
Perkins, 18, 31 69. 
Pexlen, see Peelen. 
Pharisee, 89. 
Pharris, 81. 
Philadelphia, 37, 38, 44, 84, 248. 

( Philips, 182. 

I Phillips, 4, 14, 20, 50, 59, 78, 81, 129, 133, 
152, 165, 181, 208, 209, 235, 255, 256, 265, 
272, 274, 238, 290, 297, 305. 
Phips, 115, 122, 123, 125, 248. 
Pickman, 151. 

I Pierpoint, 14. 

/ Pierpont, 97. 
Pimm, 21. 
Pines, 143, 237. 
Pinkum, 17. 

Piscataqua, 19, 55, 58, 232. 
Piton, 80. 
Pitson, 118. 

Pitts, 55, 97, 196, 197 209, 256, 273, 289, 297. 
Place, Charlestown ferry, 254. 
Plimouth, 65. 
Point, Barton'B, 79, 118. 
Hudson's, 263. 
Pullin, 295, 296. 
Windmill, 79, 143, 187. 
Polntz, 83. 
Pollard, 04, 69, 99, 101, 109, 136, 160, 193, 218, 

240, 202, 279, 294. 
Pond, Salt, 57. 

Wheelers, 292, 296. 



Poor, 47, 95. 
Pope, 58. 
Port Mahon, 40. 
Portsmouth, 12. 17, 58. 
Potter, 16, 18, 34. 
Pound, 80, 143. 
Powell, 282. 
( Power, 156. 
) Powers, 242. 
Powning, 305. 
Pratt, 260, 261. 

Price, 6, 18, 21, 62, 64, 67, 71, 76, 84, 87, 130. 
Prince, 6, 7, 53, 139/196, 197, 243, 219, 265, 

296. 

Pritchet, 221. 
Procter, 28, 45, 78, 160, 178, 193, 206, 209, 

240, 274. 

Proctor, 19, 108, 295. 
Prout, 20, 71, 209,305. 
Provence, 290. 
Providence, 23, 49. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay, 59, 70, 93, 
107, 122, 125, 161, 184. 

Qldley, 99. 
Quigg, 29. 
Quigley, 97. 

Quincy, 127, 139, 153, 183, 201, 222, 223, 236, 
213, 237, 274. 

Rachel, 114, 115, 118. 
Ramsey, 214. 
Rand, 113, 241, 258. 
Randell, 52. 
Rawlings, 114. 
Ray, 221. 
Rea, 273. 

Read, 10, 20, 34, 35, 67, 79, 99, 112, 189, 232. 
Renken, 117, 142, 298. 
Reviere, 110. 
Reynold, 69. 

Richards, 35, 64, 252, 272. 
Richardson, 17, 18, 27,51,84,85, 174, 195, 252, 
302. 

( Richie, 178. 

) Richey, 206. 
Ricks, 55, 104,134. 
Rider, 2, 3, 257. 
Hidgaway, 203. 
Righton, 28. 
Rillow, 98, 99. 
Rimpland, 89. 
Rising, 45. 
River, Charles, 270. 
George, 57, 58. 
Neponsit, 276. 
Roach, 77. 

Road, Nantasket, 94. 
Roalston, 21. 
Roberts, 84, 130, 203, 290. 
Robinson, 29, 272. 
Roe, 14, 

Rogers, 29, 49, 50, 128, 151, 165. 
Rollo, 97. 

Rope Walk, Keightly's, 35. 
Ross, 221. 
Rouleston, 215. 

( Rous, 99. 

! Rouse ; 23, 58, 59, 63, 73. 
Rowleston, 65. 
Row, Merchants, 17. 

Roxbury, 2, 10, 18, 19, 20, 22, 31, 75, 77, 82, 
85, 97, 117, 142, 171, 173, 174, 175, 185, 200, 
201, 210, 223, 226, 247, 250, 251, 252, 268, 
269, 235, 001, 302, 303, 305. 

I Royal, 129. 

J Royall, 4, 50, 152, 182, 209, 254, 256, 274, 290. 
Ruby, 78, 144. 
Riulilock, 108, 177, 178, 182, 206, 208, 234,250, 

255, 200, 263, 270, 273, 289. 
Ruggles, 85. 
Ruleau, 95, 96. 

Russel>, 18, 46, 143, 149, 153,203,235,250, 256, 
274, 279, 282, 290, 297, 304. 



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Rust, 78. 
Ryan, 8?. 

8ack, 143. 
Salem, 27, 47, 58. 
Salmon, 111. 

SaJter, 5, 8, 10, 18, 51, 54, 55, 56,57, 58, 59, 60, 
61 , 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
76, 77, 78, 73, 80, 82, 85, 85, 90, 91, 92, 93, 
94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
103, 103, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 
115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 
136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 117, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 
153, 153, 162, 16-!, 164, 166, 167, 168, 169, 
170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 186, 188, 189, 190, 
191, 192, 194, 196, 197, 198, 199, SuO, 201, 
202,203,204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 203, 210, 
211,212, 213, 214, 215,216, 217, 219,220, 
222, 223, 221, 228, 223, 230,231,232,233, 
231,233, 237, 238, 233, 240, 241, 212,244, 
245, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 257, 265, 274. 
Saltertuda, 37. 
Saltonstall, 212, 
Savage, 256, 274, 290. 
fSavel, 100. 

Bavell, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20. 21, 
j 27, 23, 38, 33, 41, 43, 49, 52, 59, 71, 80, 
1 102, 139, 156, 163, 165, 168, 196, 213, 222, 

243, 265. 
{ Savelle, 27. 
Scales, 13, 
Scantling, 37. 

School, Latin, 189, 190, 191. 
Lovells, 28. 
North Grammar, 266. 

Grammer, 140, 166, 197, 223. 
Writing, 9, 10, 19, 28, 72, 140, 

166, 197, 223, 266. 
South Gramar, 26G. 

Grammar, 73, 246. 
U H.nmer, 102, 139, 165, 197, 
'-, 218, 219, 223, 239, 240. 
\Vr, .:v,', 10, 22, 72, 83, 139, 

Ijj, 197,223, 266, 292. 
"Writing, 140, 163, 197, 223, 266, 294, 

295. 

Scitnate, 13, 104. 
Scollay, 209, 256, 273, 289. 
Sconce, 140. 
Scotland, 79, 163. 
Scott, 79, 108. 
Scrivner, 110. 
Scutt, 274, 290. 
Seaborn, 6, 46, 104. 
Searl, 134. 

Sears, 234, 255, 273, 289. 
Seaver, 54. 
Sellen, 153. 
Sen-age, 143. 
Sever, 2. 
Sewall, 5, 20, 27, 71, 72, 112, 145, 165, 182, 

222, 223, 243, 235, 293. 
Se-ward, 118. 
Sevmour, 253. 
f Sheaf, 87. 

J Sheafe, 4, 12, 48, 50, 54, 77, 88, 89. 
l6heaff,98. 
I Sheaffe, 143, 144, 154. 
Shepard, 73. 

( Sherburn, 2, 3, 273, 274. 
] Sherburne, 196, 197, 209, 235, 256, 289, 290, 
( 297. 
Shirley, 43, 52, 59, 60, 62, 70, 80, 93, 102, 107, 

112, 124, 127, 166, 167, 184, 217. 
Shrimpton, 106, 286, 288. 
Shute, 73, 76. 
Sicilly, 40. 
Sigourney, 4, 110. 
Simms, 233. 
Simmons, 95. 
Simons, 83. 



Simpson, 17, 44, 130, 143, 209, 256. 

Sircumb, 182. 

Sirranam, 110. 

Skilling, 128. 

Skinner, 63. 

Smibert, 42. 

Smith, 52, 78, 79, 144. 

Snelling, 94, 96, 255, 273, 289. 

Snow, 5. 

Sorien, 79. 

Souden, 43, 48, 50. 

Southack, 203, 235. 

Sprague, 46, 96, 132, 134, 158. 

Speakman, 5, 15. 

Spencer, 23, 27. 

Spithead, 40. 

Spooner, 153, 182, 255, 274, 290. 

Spry, 90. 

Square, Clarks, 78, 118, 144. 

Dock, 118, 143, 156, 278. 

Stamford, 4, 12, 13, 15, 50, 55, 77, 104, 108, 
103, 115, 129, 130, 133, 177, 178, 206, 203, 
241. 

Stansbury, 14. 
i St. Christo, 42. 
) St. Christopher, 38, 

Steel, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 
15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 23, 27, 2), 33, 
34, 33, 37 , 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 
49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, CO, 62, 63, 
64, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 79, 
80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93, 94, 
95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 10 1, 103, 
103, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 121, 126, 127, 
129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 141, 145, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 
152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 162, 
163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 
183, 186, 1S7, 188, 190, 192, 194, 196, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 
210, 211, 213, 214, 215, 210, 217, 220, 221, 
224, 223, 229, 230, 232, 234, 237, 233, 240, 
241, 242, 214, 245, 248, 249, 250, 231, 233, 
254, 253, 257, 259, 260, 261, 262, 264, 235, 
266, 267, 263, 270, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 
279, 280, 231, 282, 285, 286, 288, 289, 291; 
293, 295, 297, 298, 299, 300, 302, 303, 304, 
305, 306. 

Steele, 21, 87, 173. 
Stevens, 234, 273, 289. 
Stillson, 97. 
Stobart, 143. 

Stoddard, 3, 4, 37, 49, 50, 115, 129, 152, 178, 
181, 182, 196, 197, 206, 203, 235, 250, 262. 
Stone, 194, 255. 
Storer, 123, 151, 165, 181, 208, 234, 255, 260, 

273, 283, 297. 
Storke, 207. 
Storkes, 33, 172. 
Storrer, 165. 
Story, 44, 129. 
Street, Ann, 28, 29, 79, 118. 
Anne, 298. 
Atkinson, 154, 173. 
Back, 27, 78, 117, 143. 
Brattle, 143, 219, 
Cambridge, 28, 41, 78, 118, 143. 
Charter, 51,143, 24. 
Common, 143. 

Essex, 27, 28, 29, 79, 118, 298. 
Fish, 23, 38, 63, 79, 143, 144. 
Fleet, 78, 238, 

Hanover, 28, 79, 118, 143, 144. 
Hawkins, 79. 
Hull, 113. 
King, 13, 28, 62, 79, 88, 111, 118, 

143, 144, 193, 249, 252. 
Lynn, 28, 143. 
Halboro, 298. 
Marlboro, 143. 
Marlborough, 15, 117, 118. 
Marlbro, 19, 28. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



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Stioet, Middle, 28, 29, 66, 78, 79, 117, 118. 

Milk, 17, 19, 30, 52, 59, 100, 118, 133, 
lil. 

Moon, 28. 

Nassau, 67. 

Nassaw, 36. 

Newbury, 78, 79, 118, 143, 144, 298. 

North, 29, 78. 

Oliver, 28, 78. 

Orange, 1, 17, 28, 78, 79, 143, 276, 298. 

Pond, 296. 

Prince, 18, 78, 118, 143. 

Purchase, 79, 143, 144, 160. 

Queen, 64, 78, 79, 140, H3, 166, 
197, 223, 245, 266, 294, 295, 299. 

Salem, 52, 78. 

School, 18, 78, 192, 193, 199, 212, 237. 

Sea, 72, 79, 298. 

Ship, 13, 28, 79, 118, 248, 297, 298. 

South, 29, 298. 

Sudbury, 143. 

Summer, 76, 90, 91, 117, 118, 142, 239. 

Union, 33, 78, 136, 144. 

Water, 58, 154, 160, 190, 193. 

Winter, 54, 55, 155. 
Stringer, 100, 107. 
Strong, 52. 
Studson, 91. 
Sturgis, 152. 
Suffolk, 260, 261, 304. 
Sullivant, 97. 
Summer, 303. 
Sutnner, 55. 
Surcomb, 46, 104. 
Button, 45, 64, 89. 
Swain, 37. 
Sweetser, 118, 151. 
Swinerton, 58. 

Tabb, 29, 118. 

Tanner, 148. 

Tarbox, 271. 

Taylor, 5, 6, 78, 81, 100. 

Teel, 61. 

Tesson, 110. 

Thacher, 4, f,0, 129. 

The Orange Tree, 7, 9, 21, 71. 

Sigu of the Greyhound, 82, 173,251, 302. 

Thomas, 4, 78, 81, 128, 227, 289. 

Thompson, 46, 73, 296. 

( Thorn, 21. 

j Thorn, 21. 

Thornton, 22, 36, 73, 74, 76, 155, 259, 260. 

Thresher, 305. 

Thwing, 150, 151, 154, 155, 157, 158, 159, 
163, 164, 166, 168, 170, 175, 176, 178, ISO, 
' 184, 187, 192, 194, 196, 199, 202, 203, 205, 
206, 207, 211 , 215, 217, 219, 220, 222, 287. 

t Tileston, 216, 218. 

j Tilestone, 293. 

Tilley, 249. 

Todd, 26, 290. 

Topliff, 249. 

Torbitt, 7<i. 

Torroy, 149, 150. 

Townsend, 57, 59. 

Tracey, 81. 

Treat, 248. 

Trevctt, 83. 

Trott, 89. 

Trotter, 115. 

Tuckerman, 152, 256. 

Tudor, 103, 208, 273, 289, 297. 

Turner, 10, 20, 42, 69. 

Tuttlc,H3, 162,176,206. 

Tyler, 4, 49, 50, 129, 138, 139, 151, 152, 181, 
182, 208, 235, 243, 255, 256, 273, 289. 

Tyley, 21 . 

Tyng, 85, 86, 15:., 156, 157, 158, 159, 162, 163, 
166, 107, 168, 169, 170, J73, 174, 175, 
176, 177, 178, 380, 181, 182, 1S3, 184, 
186, 187, 188, 189, 102, 193, 194, 196, 
198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 205, 207, 
208, 209, 210, ill, ii!2, 213, 205, 290. 



Underwood, 28. 
Uraun, 7. 
Usher, 152. 

Varney, 19. 
Vergoose, 203. 
Vesey, 73. 

Vial, 102. 
j Viall, 102. 
Viburt, 182. 
Vickery, 97. 
Villiers, 73. 
Vinall, 126. 

Vineyard, Martha's, 99. 
Vintenon, 129. 

Wade, 13. 

Wadsworth, 1, 11, 23, 33, 52, 112, 121, 137, 

138, 139, 154, 165, 195, 197, 243. 
Wainwright, 298. 
Wa't, 2. 
Waido, 18, 24, 57, 114, 129, 152, 164, 182, 195, 

197, 209. 
Walker, 19, 49, 50,64, 97, 128, 152, 165, 181, 

182, 208, 234, 255, 289, 297. 
Walley, 52, 132, 133, 135, 136, 138, 140, 141, 
144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 152, 153, 
155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 162, 163, 164, 
166, 167, 168, 169, 171, 173, 175, 176, 178, 
179, 180, 195, 254, 256, 273, 289. 
Wallis, 4, 126, 209. 
Ward, 81. 
Wardell, 12, 16, 18, 54, 79, 118, 136, 175, 176, 

181, 185, 238, 276. 
Warner, 12, 54, 58. 
Warren, 105. 
Wateh, Dock, 21. 

Merchants, 73. 
South, 21. 

Town House, 21, 168. 
Waters, 26, 31, 32, 82, 87, 98, 99, 100, 115, 

121, 145, 146, 274. 
Watertown, 97. 
Watkins, 28. 
Watts, 243, 274. 
Webb, 101,165, 220, 304. 
Webster, 91. 
j Weelstead, 165. 
I Weelsteed, 165. 
Welch, 83, 306. 
Welcom, 27. 
We'd, 85, 175, 252. 
Welles, 5, 112, 130, 153, 164, 165, 183, 210, 

236, 254, 257, 272, 275, 288, 291, 302. 
Wells, 12, 29, 50, 51, 234, 235, 252. 
Welsh, 274, 290. 
Weelsteed, 223. 

Welsteed, 20, 110, 112, 222, 265, 276. 
Wendell, 5, 10, 39, 43, 49, 51, 65, 108, 112, 
120, 129, 139, 153, 164, 165, 181, 182, 209, 
216, 222, 223, 234, 235, 237, 243, 256, 
264, 265, 272, 274, 290, 296. 
Wentworth, 17, 63, 231, 238. 
West, 200. 
Wethered, 28. 
Wharf, Bronsdons, 88. 
Clarks, 39. 
Colmans, 46, 47. 
Wharf, Goulds, 83. 

Halsey's, 46, 47. 
HutchiiiBon's, 52. 
Long, 28, 39. 
Pitte's, 29, 79. 
Wendell's, 43. 
Wentworth's, 28, 77, 78, 79. 
Wharfe, Clarke's, 13. 
Loug, 28. 
Scarlett's, 13. 
Wentworth's, 8. 
Wharffe, Battery, 227. 
Clarke's, 221. 
Long, 143, 193. 
North Battery, 223. 
Scarlet's, 212. 



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Wharton, 83. 

Wheeler, 28, 69, 76, 79, 117, 144, 210, 236, 292, 

296 
Wheelwright, 80, 138, 195, 197, 220, 243, 264, 

265. 

Whipple, 29, 34. 
White, 4, 13, 14, 33, 39, 40, 84, 85, 86, 88, 91, 

103, 109, 128, 137, 148, 152, 154, 178, 193, 

206, 212, 221, 229, 241, 250, 254. 
Whitehall, 26. 
Whitley, 40. 
Whirtemore, 39, 50, 256. 
Wilkms, 35. 
Wilkinson, 17. 
Willard,40, 57, 60, 102, 123, 179, 195, 197,217, 

213, 296. 

Williams, 28, 78, 79,175, 274, 290. 
Williamson, 28. 
Willis, 72, 167. 

Williston, 13, 17, 21, 98, 186, 224. 
Willoughby, 6, 110, 111. 
Wilson, 41, 49, 57, 73, 74, 153. 
Winchester, 38, 91. 
Winship, 5. 
Winslow, 4, 14, 15, 19, 20, 39, 40, 42, 49, 50, 

129, 152, 164, 165, 182, 183, 195, 197, 209, 

234, 235, 236, 254, 256, 257, 272, 273, 274, 

290, 306. 

Winter, 153, 239. 
Wirling, 297. 
Wise, 10. 
Wiswall, 186. 



Woburn, 18. 
Woodbridge, 27, 47. 
Woodis, 80. 
Woodside, 18. 
Woodward, 272. 
Wormwood, 69. 

York, 58, 113. 
Young, 10, 79, 203, 235. 



SURNAMES OMITTBD 
William, , 47. 



NEGROES. 



Day, 41. 

Dilley, , 89. 

Humphreys, 37. 

Robin, , 89. 

Saco, 88. 
Scipio, 49. 
Wou'dbe, 96. 



INDIANS. 



Will, 37. 

Benjamin Button, 89. 

Cesar Pharisee, 89.