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Full text of "Records relating to the early history of Boston .."

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



OF THE 



CITY OF BOSTON 



FORM NO. 522: 4.9.39: S 



A REPORT 




CITY OF BOSTON, 



CONTAINING THE 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES FROM 1T76 THROUGH 1786. 




BOSTON: 

ROCKWELL & CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS'. 
1894. 



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[DOCUMENT 150 1894.] 




A REPORT 



The Twenty-fifth Report of the Record Commissioners 
continues the Proceedings of the Boston Selectmen from 
May 20, 1776 to December 27, 1786, covering the period 
of the Revolution. 

WM. H. WHITMORE, 

City Registrar, 

OLD COURT HOUSE, BOSTON. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES. 



BOOK FIFTEENTH. 

( Continued.} 



[NOTE, There are no entries on the Selectmen's Minutes from 
April 19, 1775, to May 20, 1776, the control of affairs being, of 
course, in the hands of the British general. On March 13, 1775, 
the town chose seven Selectmen (18th Report, p. 217), viz. : John 
Scollay, John Hancock, Timothy Newell, Thomas Marshall, Samuel 
Austin, Oliver Wendell and John Pitts ; the same seven were re- 
elected March 29, 1776 (18th Report, p. 227). Contemporaneous 
papers show that the selectmen were of much service in making 
representations to the military authorities, and as intermediaries 
in the dealings with the American forces surrounding Boston. 

W. H. W.] 

The following note is on page 93, of Minute Book : 

The Selectmens order on the Board of War for Fire Arms, May 
12 th . 1777. 

Vote respecting intrenching Tools, May 16 th . 1777. Septem r . 
1, & October 15 th . 1777. Minute of the Gates of, North Bury- 
ing Ground, July 2 d . 1777. 

Isaac Peirce appointed to inspect, and inform, &c., April 15 th . 
1777. 

Minute of Lamp Irons, Novem r . 5 th . 1777. 

See Col. Proctors Return of the disposal of the above Fire 
Arms, on File of Mixed Papers for Anno 1786. 



[95.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 20. 
1776. Present, Mess rs . Scollay, Austin, Marshall, Pitts, Wendell 

Voted, that the Town Clerk be directed to issue a Warrant for 
a Town Meeting May 23 d . being Thursday at 10. OClock A.M. 
Dr. Chaunceys Meeting House for the choice of Representatives 
&c. 

Voted, that Mess. Edes & Gill have the printing of the Noti- 
fications. 

Mr. Pitts & M r . Wendell, appointed to wait on D r . Mather, with 
the desire of the Selectmen, that he would open the approaching 
Town Meeting, with Prayer. 



2 CITY DOCUMKXT No. 150. 

Boston 8s : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 5, 1776. 

Voted, that application be made to the Hon ble . the General 
Court through the Representatives of the Town for a grant of One 
hundred Pounds towards defreying the Charges of the Province 
Hospital at New Boston. 

The Selectmen took into consideration the expediency of open- 
ing Schools in the Town, whereupon 

Voted, that the Grammar School in School Street be opened, 
and that M r . Samuel Hunt officiate for the present as Master of 
said School that the Writeing School at the North End be 
opened, and M r . Tileston appointed the Master that the Write- 
ing School in the Common be opened, & M r . Samuel Holbrook 
appointed Master, but M r . Carter to officiate in that office untill 
M r . Holbrook removes to Town said Masters to depend upon the 
generosity of the Town for an allowance. 

The Selectmen taking into consideration the state of the Fire 
Engines, M r . Scollay M r . Austin & Coll . Marshall were appointed 
to regulate the same & make Report. 

[96.] The Selectmen took into consideration the expediency 
of appointing a Town Watch whereupon 

Voted, that there be three Watches of five Men each, including, 
the Constables of the Watch, and M r . Bennett was appointed 
Constable of the Watch at the South part of the Town. 

Voted, that directions be given for the ringing D r . Sewalls Bell 
One O'Clock & Nine O'Clock, and D r . Chaunceys Bell at 11. 
O. Clock. 

Mess". Scollay & M r . Austin appointed a Committee to regulate 
the Market. 

M r . George Liuclsey Wallace appointed Clerk of Faneuil Hall 
Market, for the present. 

In pursuance of a Precept for the choice of two Representatives 
in the room of the Hon ble Benjamin Austin & William Phillips, 
sent up to the Board the Town Clerk was directed to issue a 
Warrant for a Town Meeting to be held for the purpose aforesaid, 
Monday next 3 O'clock P.M. 

Voted, that the Selectmen's stated Meetings be held on Mondays 
4 O'clock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 17, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay Austin, Pitts, M r . Appleton. 

The Town meeting for the choice of two Representatives in the 
room of Mess". Austin & Phillips sent up to the Board which met 
this Day by adjournment being dissolved, a major part of the Se- 
lectmen not being in Town, to regulate said Meeting The Town 
Clerk was directed to issue a Warrant for the calling another 
Meeting on Monday next 3 O clock P.M. agreeable to a Precept 
received, for the purpose aforesaid 

M r . Doll offers his service to the Town again as an Usher of one 
of the Writing Schools. 

[97.] July 4, 17 7 6 

The United American Colonies, are declared to be Free and 
Independent States, by the United States of America in General 
Congress assembled, at Philadelphia. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 177H. 3 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 17, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Wendell. 

The Town Clerk directed to lay the List of all Town Officers 
lately chosen before the Selectmen at their next Meeting. 

The Town Clerk directed to give the Cryer a Notification, that 
the Writing School in the Common will be opened for the reception 
of Children on Monday next at the usual hours in the Forenoon 
& Afternoon, by order of the Selectmen, and that the same be 
published on Satturday next, from the Towns house to the Fortifi- 
cation. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 19, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Wendell. 

Cap'. Samuel Paine, apply'd to the Selectmen for liberty to open 
a Drain at the lower end of Summer Street. 

Liberty was accordingly granted, said Paine pursuing the steps 
of the Law with respect to Notifying the Proprietors & c . other 
particulars 

The Selectmen took into consideration, those parts of a late 
Act of the general Assembly relative to the Small Pox which en- 
joins certain duties upon the Selectmen where upon 

Voted, that Eight Men be appointed as Guards, to Prevent Per- 
sons who have not had the Small Pox from coming on,' and all 
from going out of the Towns untill the Selectmen or the Guards 
are satisfied, that such Persons and their Effects are free from In- 
fection. 

Voted, that four of said Guards viz 1 . Mess rs . Thomas Bayley, 
Samuel Greenleaff, Moses May, & Obediah Thayer, be placed at 
the Avenue at the Lines in Roxbury Street 

Orders drawn 

[98.] Voted, that Mess". John Ballard, Samuel Sumner, 
John Minzey and James Goadridge, be appointed the Guards for 
Winnisemet & Charlestown Ferry orders drawn. 

Voted, that the following Certificate be sent to the Printers 
and that a number be immediately struck off Viz'. 

These Certify that has been so smoked and cleansed, as 

that in our opinion they maybe permitted to pass into the Country, 
without danger of communicating the Small Pox to any one. 

Selectmen of Boston 

Boston July 19, 1770 

Mess". Thomas Bayley, Samuel Crooker, Moses May, & Obediah 
Th.iyer 

In conformity to an Act of the General Assembly we have ap- 
pointed you a Guard at the Avenue at the Lines i Roxbury 
Street ; & untill the Town shall be publicly declared bythe Select- 
men thereof, to be so free from the Infection of the Small Pox 
as that all Persons may pass & repass with safety. Our Orders 
are, that you prevent any Persons who have not had the Small 
Pox from coming into Boston & that you do not suffer without 
the permission of the Selectmen or any two of them, any Person 



4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

or Persons, with or without their Effects to go out of the Town 
of Boston, untill you are fully satisfied, that they & their Effects 
are free from Infection, which we are of opinion you cannot be 
with respect to the Market- People unless you are acquainted with 
them or have their solemn assurance that they have had the Small 
Pox, & have not been in the way of Infection, & that the Paper 
money thc-y have about them, or any Effects have been smoked. 
You are to let all such Persons pass without a smoking, (unless 
they chuse it) as shall produce our Certificates, that they are free 
from Infections ; all others you are to stop unless they submit to 
such a smoking of their Person & Effects, as in your Judgment 
will be sufficient to clear them from all Infection, in which case 
you are to deliver to said Person one of the Certificates we have 
furnished you with, filling up the blank with his Name. We 
depend upon your fidelity that the good intentions of the General 
Court, in their endeavors to prevent a spread of the Small Pox, 
may not be frustrated. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

P.S. You are not to let any Person who has lately had the 
Small Pox, pass out of Town before the 3 d . of August next 
without our particular permission. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 24 d . 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Wendell, Appleton. 

The Selectmen took into consideration the application of some 
Persons who have been inoculated ; for a Certificate of their being 
free from Infection where upon It was Agreed, that no Certifi- 
cates, (except in some special Cases) shall be given such Persons, 
before the third of [99.] August next, to prevent a communi- 
cation of the Infection to the Army or Country Inhabitants. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/G p. 
Bushel, and that 6 d . p. Bushel be allowed, to the Bakers, for 
their Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz 1 . 

oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of Brown Bread Wheat Rye Meal must 

weigh -- -- ---2-4 

a 4 d . d. not above -|- Indian Meal must weigh - - 3- 
a Bisket of a Copper price - - - 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 27, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Wendell, Pitts, Appleton. 
Application for a Town Meeting received. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 29, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Pitts, Austin, Wendell, Appleton. 

Several Persons attended who had petitioned for a Town Meet- 
ing. 

M r . Nazro ordered to desire all the Subscribers to the Petition 
for a Town Meeting, to attend at the Selectmens Chamber 4 
O Clock P.M. 



SEL,ECTMKN'S MINUTES, 177G. 5 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 29, 1776. 4 
O Cluck P.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Pitts, Appleton. 

A Number of the Subscribers to a Petition for a Town Meet- 
ing attended, by desire of the Selectmen. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 31, 177G. 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Austin, Pitts, Appleton. 

The following Notification was on the 27 Instant, sent for a 
place in the Watertowu Paper, and a number of them was struck off 
in hand Bills and posted up in different parts of tlie Town Viz'. 

The Publick are hereby Notified that no Persons who have had 
the Small Pox since the 1 st of July Instant, can be suffered to 
leave the Town untill Wednesday next ; at which time all Persons 
producing a line from the Physician or Physicians who have in- 
oculated or attended them, certifying that they have been inocu- 
lated three Weeks at least, and are entirely free from Infection; 
and also submitting themselves and [1OO.] their Effects to be well 
cleansed at the smoking House, shall be furnished at Iloxbury 
Lines and at the Ferries with a Certificate signed by the Select- 
men, that in their opinion they may be permitted to pass to their 
several Homes, without danger to the Inhabitants the Select- 
men at the same time depending on such Persons taking every 
other precaution to prevent the Infections being communicated to 
their Friends in the Country ; And it is recommended to the In- 
habitants of this Town, in whose Families any one has passed thro' 
the Distemper that they use their utmost diligence in airing and 
cleansing their Houses and Effects, that this suffering Town may 
n'>t continue a Hospital longer than is absolutely necessary for 
the safety of the Country. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston July 27 1776. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 7, 1776 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Pitts, Appleton. 

In pursuance of an Order from Timothy Pickering Jun r . Judge 
of the Court for tryal of Vessels, twelve Persons were drawn out 
of the Box, to serve at a Court to be held at Boston on Fryclay 
the y.' Day of August 10 OClock, A.M. their Names as follows 
Viz'. Mess. 

Charles Williams, Barth . Kneeland, 

Joseph Webb, James Ivers, 

Geo. B. Gedney, Robert Jenkins, 

Edward Blanchard, Jolin Lucas, 

Samuel Dogget, William Miller, 

Timothy White, Nath 1 . Spear. 

see follow*. Page 

M r . John Ballard applys to be appointed a Sealer of Wood for 
the North part of Boston. 

Bos'on Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 12, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Pitts, Wendell, Appletou. 



6 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

The Selectmen passed upon the Lists of Persons Licensed in 
1774, and objected to a number removed, married &c. and the 
Town Clerk was ordered to make return. 

[1O1.J Sarah S wanton Widow, was approbated as a Re- 
tailer of Spirituous Liquors at her Shop near the North Meeting 
House Square 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 14, 1776. 
Present Mess. John Scollay, Austin, Appleton, Wendell. 

Jurors appointed & drawn for the Superiour Court to meet this 
month agreable to an Order from the Clerk of the Court. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 19, 1776. 
Present M r . Scollay. 

Constable Benuet who was directed the 10' Instant to wait upon 
a number chosen into Town Ofices, and to require their answers, 
whether they do accept of their respective appointments made 
return of his doings which Order & c . is on file. 

At a Meeting for the choice of Jury Men for the Court Erected 
for the tryal of Vessels that shall be found infesting the Sea 
Coast of America &c. the following Persons were drawn out of a 
Box, May 16. 1776. the first for the Court viz'. 

Mess. Thomas Dows Esq. Mess. Samuel Sloan 

William Fleet John Waldo 

John Gill John Webb 

Thomas Parker Henry Hill 

And on June 21' the following Persons were drawn out of the 
Box viz'. 

Samuel Barrel Esq. Mess. Nathan Spear 

Thomas Hill Andrew Brimmer 

Edward Edes Bosenger Foster 

Eleazer Johnson 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. [21 in mar- 
gin,] 1776 Present Mess". Scollay, Wendell. 

M r . Scollay & Wendell a Committee to direct the Erecting a new 
Beacon on Beacon Hill 

The Town Clerk, directed to publish in M r . Gills Paper Extracts 
from an Act to prevent the continuance of the Small Pox in 
Boston 

[1O2.] The following Advertisement sent to M r . Gill for a 
place in his Paper viz. 

The Act from whence the foregoing Extracts were taken, has 
been printed in the several news Papers, and the Public are as- 
sured, that the Selectmen in faithfulness to the trust reposed in 
them by the General Assembly & their Constituents, will use 
their best endeavors for the carrying said Act into execution in 
all its parts, and as it is greatly for the Interest of the Town, that 
it should be cleared of the present Infection as soon as possible, 
the Inhabitants will doubtless think it their duty to give Informa- 
tion to proper Authority of any breaches of said Act, which may 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 7 

have come to their knowledge, that all offenders may be prose- 
cuted for the Penalties incurred, & others thereby deterred from 
such unlawful and injurious practices It is hoped that the Inhab- 
itants are proceeding agreeable to a former recommendation to 
smoke, air and cleanse their Houses and Goods which have been 
infected with the Small Pox, and it is with pleasure that the 
Public are now informed, that by a return made by the sev- 
eral Physicians there are not more than seventy eight Persons now 
under that Distemper in this Town 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 
Boston August 21. 1776. 

The several Physicians of the Town agreeable to the request of 
the Selectmen, have made a return of the number of sick Persons 
with the Small Pox under their care, by which it appears that the 
whole number under their care at present amounts to seventy 
eight Persons as p. Copy of those Returns on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 22 d . 1776, 
A.M. Present Mess". Scollay, Wendell, Pitts, Appletou. 

The Selectmen having received a Warrant from [1O3.] the 
Hon ble . Thomas Gushing Esq. Judge of Probate &c. for the County 
of Suffolk to make enquiry into the Case & Circumstances of 
James Otis Esq. of Boston represented by his Friends as a Person 
Non Compos Lunatick or Distracted made enquiry accordingly, 
and the following Return was made the said Judge Viz'. 

Boston August 22 d . 1776. 

We the Subscribers in pursuance to the Warrant on the other 
side, having seen James Otis Esq. and examined into his state and 
circumstance's are of Opinion that said Gentleman is a Person Non 
Compos Mentis, and incapable of taking care of his Person and 
Effects. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
OLIVER WENDELL 
JOHN PITTS 
NATH N . APPLETON 

Selectmen of Boston 
To 

Hon ble . Judge Gushing, 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 22 d . 1776. 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Wendell, Pitts, Appleton. 

Order, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing on the 26' Day of August Current at 10. OClock in the Fore- 
noon, at the Old Brick Meeting house. 

Voted, that Mess rs . Powers & Willis have the printing of the 
Notifications. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 30, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Greenleaff, Bromfield, Storer. 



8 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 p. 
bush, and that 6 d . p. bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
charges, Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows, viz 1 . 

Ib. oz. 

a 4 d . Loaf brown Bread Wheat % Rye Meal must 

weigh - - 2- 4- 

a 4 d . ditto, not above J Indian Meal must weigh - 3- 
a Bisket of a Copper price - - 

Passed upon a number of Accounts. 

[1O4.] Voted, that the Town Clerk have a Draft on the 
Treasurer for twenty Pounds. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Ang*. 31, A.M. 
Present Mess r . Scollay, IS to re r, Austin, Pitts, Gieenleaff, Brom- 
fielcl. 

Agreeable to a Warrant issued by the Town Clerk, a number of 
Town Officers appeared, and were sworn into Office. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug 1 . 31, 1776. 
P.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Greenfield. 

Boston Aug 1 . 31,1776. 
Sir 

Upon the receit of your obliging favor of the 26' Instant, we 
applyed to Coll . Barber by whom we are informed, that M r . Wen- 
dell a Member of the Committee of Correspondance & has recom- 
mended M r . Isaac Tuckerman for a Captaincy in the service you 
mentioned and in our opinion such a recommendation comes with 
more propriety from that Gentleman as impowered by said Com- 
mittee then it would from the Selectmen 
We are with great respect 

Sir 
Your most hum. Serv u . 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 
Brig. General Palmer. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep'. 2 d . 1770 
Present Mess. John Scollay, Storer, Bromfield, Greenleaf, 
Austin. 

The Selectmen having acted upon the List of Taverners & 
Retailers for the last Year, the same was returned to Mess. Price 
& Bill Clerks of the Sessions, with the doings of the Selectmen 
thereon, as p. Copy on file, they considered the Petitions presented 
when the following Persons were approbated by the Selectmen 
Viz' 

Sarah Lord to retail at her Shop in Charter Street. 

Benjamin Loring - - to keep a Tavern at the Royal Exchange. 
Margaret Jepson - - to retail at her Shop in Ann Street. 
Williams & Vincent - - to retail at his Shop in King Street. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 9 

[1O5.] Mary Pitman to retail near Boston Stone Marshalls 

Lane. 

Isaac Dickman - - - d k at his shop the corner of Charter Street. 
Elizabeth Waldron - - d. at her Shop near sign of Drum. 

Daniel Jones to keep Tavern at Royal Exchange King Street. 

M;iry Gray to retail at her Shop the head of Hancocks 

Wharff. 

Rosanna Maxwell - - d. - - d. - - at her Shop in King Street. 
Patience Callahan - - to keep Tavern - - d. on Dock Square. 
Mnrv Wakefield to retail - - d. at her Shop Corner School 

Street. 
William Turner - - to retail d. at his Shop Cornhill. 

Ann Love (?) d. - - d. at her Shop beyond Liberty Tree. 

Mary Fullerton d. - - d. near D r . Eliots Meetinghouse. 

Lydia Thayer an Inholder d. near South Battery. 

Jeremiah Welch- - to Retail - d. at Orange Tree. 
Elizabeth Fadree - an Inholder - d. - on Dock Square. 
Elizabeth Newell - to retail - - d. - in Blackhorse Lane. 

Elizabeth Henchman - - d. d. - - in Cornhill. 

John [Monkes?] an Inholder d. - - in King Street. 

John Balland to retail - d. near Clerks Ship yard. 

Elizabeth Wittington - an Inholder - d. - - at the Roe Buck, Dock 

Square. 

Hannah Haynes - - to retail - d. - - Charlestown Ferry. 
Nicholas Lobdell - - an Inholder - - d. - - Admiral Vernons King 

Street. 

Sar.-ih Low - - - to retail d. North writing School. 

John Newell - - Inholder - - d. - - Wings Lane. 

Joseph Bradford d. - - d. - - Orange Street. 

John Wells to Retail - d. - - Charter Street. 

Maro Markus d. d. - - Hancocks Wharff. 

Mary Thompson - - cl. cl. - - D r . Pembertcns Meeting house. 

D;iniel Austin d. d. - - Head of Long Wharff. 

Mary Johonnot - - d. d. - - Distill house Auchmuty's Lane. 

Sarah Salter - - d. Royal Exchange Lane. 

Sarah Silsby - - d. Black Horse Lane. 

Abigail Whitman [or Whitmore ?] - - d. - - - d. Charlestown Ferry, 

see Septem r . 6. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Scp r . 4, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer, Greanleaff, Bromficld. 

The Selectmen would inform the Public that by the returns of 
the several Committees appointed to visit the Town, it appears 
that there were last Week but 43 Persons who had the Small Pox, 
& most of them on the recovery. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPF.U Town Clerk. 

The foregoing ordered to be published .in the several News 
Papers, by the Town Clerk. 

[1OC>.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Septem r . 6, 
1776. Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Bromfield. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

The following Persons were approbated by the Selectmen as 
Retailers & Inholders, Viz'. 

[blank] 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Septem r . 11, 177(>. 
A.M. Present, Mess". Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff, Bromfielcl, 
Austin. 

The following Persons were approbated by the Selectmen as 
Retailers & Inholders, Viz'. 

Martha Goading - - - to retail at her shop in Fleet Street. 
Abigail Papoon - - - d j next to the Sign of the Lamb. 
John Slade - - - - - - an Inholdcr - - in Wings Lane. 

Rossanna Moor - - - a Retailer - - - near Liberty Tree. 
Jane Henry d. - - - in Middle Street. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 11, 1776, 
P.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Storer, Bromfield, Greenleaff, 
Austin, Wendell. 

M r . John Holland being recommended by his Company was 
appointed Master of Engine N. o, and the Town Clerk is directed 
to make out his Orders accordingly. 

D r . Greenleaff & M r . Bromfield appointed to examine the state 
of y e Towns House in which M r . Hunt School master dwells and 
to order the necessary repairs. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sept r . 14, 1776. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer, Bromfield, Greenleaff. 

The Selectmen examined the returns made by the Committee 
who had visited the several Wards to take the state of the Town 
with respect to the Small Pox- 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Septem r . 18, 1776. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Greenleaff, Storer. 

The following Advertisement was sent for a place [1O7.] In 
the Thursday News Papers Viz'. 

The Selectmen have now the pleasure to inform the Public that 
the Small Pox is not in any of the main Streets of the Town, and 
that only six Houses are now infected, at which red Flags are hung 
out as signals to Passengers ; in consequence of which the Guards 
have been taken off from Roxbury Lines and the Ferry Places 
1 1' the Distemper should hereafter break out in any House, infor- 
mation there of must be immediately given the Selectmen or the 
Master of such Familys will be prosecuted for the penalty incurred 
by such neglect. By order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 
Boston Septem r . 18, 1776. 

The Town Clerk is directed to inform the Guards at Roxbury 
Lines and the Ferry Places, that the Selectmen have no further 
occasion for their sen-ices. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 177(5. 11 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Septem'. 19, 1776. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff. 

M r . Hartley, Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island 

appears and informs the Selectmen that the Sloop is 

come to the Island, being ordered to the Island by the Selectmen 
of Marblehead, as having some Persons on board with the Small 
Pox whereupon, the following Orders were given M r . Hartley, 
Viz 1 . 

Boston Septem*. 19, 1776. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

A Sloop having been ordered to your Island by the Selectmen of 
M.-irblehead as having two Persons on board with the Small Pox 
Our orders are that you take those Persons into the Hospital, and 
then smoke and cleanse the Vessel you are to suffer no Person to 
go on board the Sloop, nor any to [1O8] leave her untill they have 
been well smoked find cleansed and have a fresh shift of Clothes 
brought them for their coming up to Town We expect you take 
the same caie as formerly to prevent a communication of the Dis- 
temper, this Town having been declared to be free from Infection 
the Clothing and everything on board liable to Infection you 
must take on shoar, and Report to us your doings as formerly, 
By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep'. 23, 1776. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Greenleaf. 

The Butchers ordered to attend, in order to settle what Stalls 
they are respectively to hold in Faneuil Hall Market and the 
terms. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Stptem r . 24, 1 776. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff, Pitts, Wendell. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 p. 
bushel and that 6 d . p. bushel be allowed to the Eaters for their 
Charges, Fains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. 

a 4 d . loaf brown Bread f Wheat Rye meal must 

weigh -------------- 2 4 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian must weigh - - - 3 
a Bisket of a Copper price --------' 

M r . Lynch applys to the Selectmen for their care of one Pat- 
rick Toamy, a poor blind Stranger, & not an Inhabitant of any 
Town in this Province, who is at his House & unable to support 
himself. 

M r . Scollay appointed to make enquiry of M r . Lynch what 
terms he would take care of him upon. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem* 27, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Wendell, Bromfield, Greenleaff. 

M r . Hartley attended, and Reports that he had taken out the 
Beds Bedding &c. from the Sloop Sally, Cap'. Chapman late 



12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Master [IO9] Sent here from Marblehead with the Small Pox, 
and had received the Sick into the Hospital whereupon the fol- 
lowing Orders were given him. 

Boston, Septem r . 27, 1776. 
M r . Samuel Hartle\ r , 

You having Reported to us, that you have taken out the Bed 
Bedding and other things liable to retain Infection, which were in 
the Sloop Sally Cap'. Chapman late master, sent here by the 
Selectmen of Marblehead. Our Orders are that you smoke said 
Vessel thoroughly, after which you are permitted to bring her up 
to this town. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
EBENEZER STOKER 
OLIVER WENDELL 
JOHN G-REENLEAFF 
HENRY BROM FIELD 

Selectmen of Boston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen sepparately (28 in. 
margin) Present, Mess. Scollay, Storer, Wendell, Greenleaff, 
Brom field. 

The following Advertisement was approved of, & the Clerk 
directed to send it to Watertown Viz. 

Boston Septem r . 28, 1776. 

The Public are hereby informed that a Woman & Child at 
Wheelers Point, Wheelers Point [s?'c] having broke out with the 
Small Pox since the last Advertisement, were immediately re- 
moved to the Hospital at New Boston, the only place where there 
are any with the Distemper. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, October 2 d , 1776. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Storer. 

The following Advertisement was sent for a place in the Thurs- 
days Prints Viz 1 . 

Boston October 2 d , 1776. 

The Public may be assured that no Person has been taken with 
the Small Pox in this Town since the last Advertisement, that 
Distemper is now wholly confined to the Hospital at New Boston, 
where the few sick are on the recovery. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

[HO.] Boston Ss: At a. Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 9. 
177(5. A.M. Present Mess rs . Scollay, Storer, Wendell, Bromfield. 

Pursuant to a Resolve of the House of Representatives of this 
State, the Town Clerk was directed to issue his Warrant for the 
calling a Meeting of the Inhabitants on Fry day next 9. OClock 
Forenoon. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 13 

And agreeable to the request of a number of the Inhabitants, 
another Meeting at the same place 10. OClock A.M. on said Day. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 9. 1776. P.M. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Bromfield, Storer, Wendell. 

Passed upon M r . Samuel Hartleys, Keeper of the Hospital at 
Rainsfords Island his Province Account amounting to . 50-5-4- 
as p. Copy on file. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen & c Octo r . 12. 1776. 
Present Mess r8 . Scollay. 

M r . Samuel Hartley Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords 
Island, attended & Reports that the Vessel from Marblehead 
with the Small Pox, together with the People Bedding have bet n 
so well smoked & cleansed, that they may depart for that place 
with safety to the Inhabitants whereupon the following Orders 
were given M r . Hartley. Viz 1 . 

Boston October 12. 1776. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

You having Reported to us, that the Schooner Sally the Beds 
Bedding &c. on board, together with the Master and Boy, have 
been so well smoked and cleansed, that they may return to Mar- 
blehead, without danger of communicating the Small Pox to the 
Inhabitants. Our Orders are that you permit said Vessel and 
People to leave the Island, you being first satisfied for the charge 
that has been occasioned by their being sent to your Island. 
By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

The following was sent the Selectmen of Marblehead viz*. 

Boston October 12. 1776. 
[111.] Gentlemen 

M r . Samuel Hartley, Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords 
Island, having Reported to us, that agreable to our directions, he 
had so well smoked and cleansed the Schooner you have sent to 
said Island, as also the Bedding & the Master & Boy, as that they 
might be permitted to return to Marblehead without danger of 
communicating the Small Pox. We have Ordered him to permit 
said Vessel to depart he having been satisfied for the expence of 
cleansing & c . the Account thereof having been first submitted to 
our inspection 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 
To 

The Gentlemen the Selectmen 

of Marblehead 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, & Q . Octo r . 16. 
1776. Present or consenting Mess. Bromfield, Greenleaff, 
Scollay. 



14 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The following Advertisement was sent for a place in Thursday 
Paper. Viz'. 

Boston October 16.. 17 76. 

The Public may be assured, that no Person has been taken with 
the Small Pox in this Town, since the Child at New Boston who 
was removed the last Week to the Hospital, at that port of the 
Town, in which are only four Persons with that Distemper, who are 
all on the recovery ; as it is now about a Month, since many who 
had retired have returned to their Dwellings without taking the 
Distemper, it may Justly be concluded, that this Town is now iu- 
tirely free from the Infection 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, & c . Present Mess. 

The following was sent to Watertown for a place in M r . Edes 
News Paper 



Boston Oct r . 19, 1776. 

The Public may be assured that those Persons who have been 
removed to the Hospital at West Boston, with the Small Pox are 
now all recovered ; and that no one has the Distemper in any part 
of this Town, as it is now five or six Weeks, since many who 
have retired, have returned to their Dwellings without taking the 
Distemper ; it may Justly be concluded that tliis Town is now en- 
tirely free from that Infection 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 23, 1776. 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Greenleaff, Bromfield. 

M r . Ireland Constable of Watch applys for one man to be added 
to his Watch, which will make the number inclusive of the Con- 
stable, six men 

M r . Wear appointed to the charge of the North Watch. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 25, 1776. 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Greenleaff, Storer, Bromfield. 

M r . Mason & others of the Overseers of the Poor made applica- 
tion that a Town Meeting may be called to know the mind of the 
Inhabitants relative to a Resolve of the Court respecting the re- 
moval of the Poor of the Town of Boston from Salem and else- 
where to this Town, and that the Town would choose one or more 
Overseers of the Poor. 

Boston Ss ; At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 28, 1776. 
Present Mess". Soollay, Greenleaff, Storer. 

M r . Hall the Wharfinger informs that a Lad on board a Vessel 
from the Eastward has broke out with the Smnll Pox whereupon 
Voted, that the said Person, be sent to the Hospital at Rainsfords 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 15 

Island. M r . Hall engaging to pay the expence of his passing 
thro', the Distemper, at said Island and that the following 
Orders be given M r . Hartley Keeper of the Hospital. 

[113.] Boston October 28, 1776. 

M r . Samuel Hartley 

A Lad having broke out with the Small Pox on board an East- 
ward Coaster, we have directed that he be immediately sent to the 
Hospital at Rainsfords Island 

Our Orders are that you receive said Lad into the Hospital & 
take proper care of him during his sickness, & also use every 
precaution to prevent a communication of the Distemper to any 
of the Inhabitants the Bedding &c. belonging to the Lad & any 
other Article on board the Coaster liable to retain the Infection 
you are to receive on y e Island & air & cleanse the same. 
By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Upon application made by the Overseers of the Poor for a 
Town Meeting, the Town Clerk was directed to issue his Warrant 
for the calling one on the 30' Instant Wednesday 10 O clock. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 30' 1776. 
Present Mess rs . Bromfield. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat 7/6 p. 
bushel and that 6 d p. Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. 

a 4 d . Loaf Brown Bread f Wheat Rye Meal 

must weigh - -2 4 

. a 4 d . Ditto, not above \ Indian Meal must weigh- 3 - 

a Bisket of a Copper price . 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for calling a 
Town Meeting on Fryday the 8'. of Novem r . next, at the Old 
Brick Meeting House, 10. OClock A.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Novem r . 1, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Storer, Greenleaff. 

A number of the Butchers, who hire Stalls in Faneuil Hall mar- 
ket attended and signed Leases for the same all commencing the 
23 d . September last it was further agreed that the Tanners should 
allow 2/ p. hide for the carting the hides into Town, or otherwise 
that they should take them of the Butchers with their own Carts as 
the Farmers choose. 

Thomas Mayo - - a Lease for 2 Stalls No. 1 & 11 -at 6/8 p. m. 
Nathaniel Faxon - - d. - for 2 Stalls - 2 & 10-atlo/ 

John Hildreth d. - for 2 Stalls - 3 & 9 -at 16/3 

Lemuel Burrel - - - d. - for 2 d. - 13 & 21 - at 15/ 
Jeremiah Parker - - d. - for 2 d. - 14 & 20 -at 16/3 
Elijah White - - - - d. - for 2 d. - 15 & 19 - at 16/3 



16 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[114.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 2 d . 
1776. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, G-reenleaff, Bromfield. 

Upon Information given that the Small Pox was on board a 
Sloop which came up to this Town from the Eastward the fol- 
lowing Orders were first sent the Keepers of the Hospital. 

Boston Novem r . 2 d . 1776 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

The Sloop Dolphin Cap'. John Curtis having the Small Pox on 
board, we have ordered her down to your Island. Our Orders are 
that you take out the two Persons who are sick, with the Bedding 
and every thing liable to Infection, which you are to smoke and 
cleanse, as well as the Vessel. You must Report to us your do- 
ings, in order to our giving you further directions respecting the 
Vessel & c . 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Novem r . 6. 1776. 
Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Greenleaff, Storer, Bromfield. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 7, 1776. 
Present Mess. John Scollay, John Greemeaff. 

A Letter wrote M r . Hartley, to receive four Persons of a Flag 
Truce from Halifax, sent to Rainsfords Island, as p. Copys on 
file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem r . 6. 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greanleaff, Bromfield. 

A Letter wrote Selectmen of Marblehead. Orders given M r . 
Hartley, relative, other Orders given M r . Hartley relative to an 
Eastward Coaster as p. copys on file. 

Boston Nov r . 9, 1776. 
Gentlemen 

The Flag of Truce Vessel sent by you to Rainsfords Island has 
been so well smoked & cleansed, that we have permitted her to 
return to Marblehead the Bedding & every thing liable to In- 
fection must remain on the Island for airing cleansing & c . M r . 
Hartley & c . 

Petition to Commanding Officer of Castle William to permit a 
Sloop to pass the Castle as p. Copy on file. 

[115.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 13, 
1776. Present Mess. Scollay, Greeuleaff. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 14 1776 
Present Scollay, Bromfield, Storer, Greenleaff. 

Boston Nov r . 14, 1776. 

You having Reported to us that Cap'. Curtis & Joseph Under- 
wood, have been so well smoked & cleansed, that they may now 
leave the Island with safety. Our Orders are that you permit 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 17 

said Persons to leave the Hospital provided they have a shift of 
Clothes, and you are satisfied for the charge of keeping them & c . 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 19, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Storer, Bromfield, Greenleaff. 

The Acc't of this State Draughting a fourth part of the Melisia 
& c . laid before the Selectmen. 

The Town Clerk directed to print the hand Bills relative to esti- 
mating Damages & c . as Voted by the Town as at their late Meet- 
ing & to publish y e . same in y e . News Paper. 

The Town Clerk directed to publish an Advertisem 1 . relative 
to Chimney Sweepers. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 20, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff, Bromfield. 

The Committee of Correspondence & c . attended by desire of 
the Selectmen, in order to consult & determine what was to be 
done in pursuance of an Act of this State for draughting one 
Quarter part of the Militia, to be ready in case of emergency to 
march at a short warning for the defence of this and the other 
States. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 7 (27' in 
margin) 1776. Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff, Brom- 
field. 

[116.] Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 
7/6- p. bushel and that 6 d . p. bushel be allowed to the Bakers for 
their Charges pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz*. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf Brown Bread f Wheat J Rye Meal must 

weigh -----2-4 

a 4 d . Loaf not above ^ Indian Meal must weigh - - 3 
a Bisket of a Copper price --------- 

Voted, that the Town Clerk have a draft on the Town Treas- 
urer for Forty Pounds. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 2 d . 1776 
Present Mess". Scollay, Storer, Bromfield, Greeuleaff. 
The following was Voted, to be sent M r . Hartley Viz. 

Boston Novem*. 26, 1776 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

You having Reported to us that Benjamin Allen, John Sears, 
James Barton & Toby Jacobs who were brought to your Island 
in the Flag of Truce from Hallifax with the Small Pox, are now 
well and sufficiently smoked and cleansed, so that they may leave 
the Island without any danger to the Inhabitants, you are there- 
fore directed to let them depart the Island as soon as may be 

JOHN SCOLLAY p. Order 



18 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen DecenT. 2 d . 1776 
Present Mess 1 " 8 . Scollay, Storer, Wendell, Greenleaff, Bromfield. 

Accounts relative to the Hospital at New Boston laid before the 
Selectmen for the examination and allowance. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 3 d . 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Bromfield, Wendell, Austin, Green- 
leaff. 

The Committee of Correspondence Inspection & Safety at- 
. tended by desire, in order to confer relative to this Towns fur- 
nishing a quarter part of their Militia for the reinforcement of the 
Army to the Westward. 

John Wilks, ordered to the Almshouse on the Province being 
an Orphan and destitute of support the Order on Mr. Farmer 
signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Bromfield, Selectmen & Cap'. Par- 
tridge one of the Overseers. 

[117.] Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 3 d . 
1776. P.M. Present Mess rs . Scollay, Austin, Bromfield, Green- 
leaff. 

Warrant & Notification for a Town Meeting on Wednesday 
the 4' of Decem r . Ins 1 , by the Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 7, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Bromfield, Greenleaff, Storer, Austin. 

The Committee of Correspondence attended, in order for a joint 
consultation with the Selectmen & Field Officers relative to a 
draft of a quarter part of our Militia. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 9. 1776. 
Present Mess. Bromfield, Austin. 

The Selectmen Field Officers & Committee of Correspondence 
&c. met in order jointly to consider and agree upon a proper mode 
of proceedure in draughting one fourth part of the Militia of this 
Town as a temporary Reinforcement of the Army at and near 
New York, agreeable to a late Act of this State. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 8. [<S7c, 
though out of order.] 1776. Present Mess 8 . Bromfield. 

The Field Officers Comm 66 . of Correspondence & c . met in order 
to take into consideration, the Act relative to a draft of every 
forth [sic] man from the Militia of this Regiment. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 10, 1776. 
Present Austin, Bromfield. 

A Meeting of the Selectmen Field Officers, Committee of Cor- 
respondence & c . 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 11, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Bromfield, Greenleaff. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 19 

Boston Ss At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 13. 1776. 
A. INI. Present Messrs. Austin, Bromfleld, Scollay, Appleton, 
Pitts. 

The Comm ee of Correspondence & the Field Officers met the 
Selectmen for a consultation, relative to the Draught ordered. 

[118.] The Joint Committee came into the following Votes 
Viz 1 . 

Voted that the List of the able bodied Men in the several 
Wards as it now stands be the Rule by which to draught our quar- 
ter part of the Militia, Ordered by the General Court. 

Voted, that such Persons as shall Inlist as our pioportion of the 
Militia have Four Pound as a bounty on said Inlistm 1 . 

Voted, that those who shall Inlist as part of the Continental 
Army, have Six Pounds allowed them as bounty in addition to the 
. 4, now Voted, and the encouragement given by the Govern- 
ment and the Continental Congress. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 13' 1776 
P.M. Present Mess. Storer, Austin, Appleton. 

The Committee of Correspondence & the Field Officers, attended 
in order for a Joint consultation relative to the method of raising 
the Men ordered by the Genei'al Court. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 13 th . 1776, 
A.M. Present Mess 1 " 8 . Storer, Austin, Appleton. 

The Committee of Correspondence & the Field Officers attended 
in order for a joint consultation relative to the method of raising 
the men ordered ty the General Court. 

Voted that Ebenezer Storer Esq. be Treasurer, for the time 
being and that the Fines Collected by the several Wards, be put 
into his hands. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 14. P.M. 
Mess". Scollay, Bromfield, Austin, Storer. 
Com 66 . & Field Officers attended. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 16, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Bromfield, Austin. 

Comm ee . of Correspondence & Field officers attended. 

[119.] Voted, that the following be read to such of the 
Militia as shall enquire of the Officers appointed to Collect Ten 
Pounds of the Persons named in their respective Lists Viz 1 . 

The Selectmen Committee of Correspondence & Field officers 
are ordered by the General Court to raise one quarter part of the 
Militia to reinforce the Continental Army, by Inlistrnent Lot or 
Draught, to Inlist Men, the Committee have applied to several 
Gentlemen to pay the fine affixed by Law not by compulsion, but 
as a free offering to enable them to make a handsome offer to such 
Persons, as incline to Inlist into the Army for three Years or dur- 
ing the War, if this should answer the purpose there will be no 



20 CITY DOCUMENT .No. 150. 

draught made, otherwise the Committee must be compelled to that 
disagreeable task. 

NB. all those who have paid their ten pounds, will be excused 
from a draught. 

Voted, that Coll . Bromfield, m r . Appleton, M r . Dor, M r . Wen- 
dell & M r . Pitts, be a Com 66 , to wait upon the Hon bie . the Council, 
nor any other body, in order to get Officers, appointed for one or 
two Companies that may be raised in this Town for the Conti- 
nental Army at New York, instead of the Militia ordered to be 
draughted. 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 17, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Pitts, Bromfield. 

Committee of Correspondence, and Field Officers attended. 

Voted, that the Comm 66 . appointed to wait on the Council be 
directed to see Coll . Marshall, and fix upon suitable Officers to 
Inlist in this Town our proportion of Militia, to serve in the Con- 
tinental Army agreeable to a late Resolve of the General Court. 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 18, 1776. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Pitts, Bromfield. 

Comm ee . of Correspondence &c. of Field Officers attended. 

[12O.] Voted, that Benjamin Woolcut be in nomination as 
a Lieu', on the Continental Establishment. 

Voted, that the following Persons be draughted as our propor- 
tion of the Militia, ordered by the Gen 1 . Court as a reinforcement 
for the Continental Army at or near New York. 

Mem , the Names with this mark * have p d . their fines. 



Ward N. 1. 

*John Osburne John Sigorney 

Thomas Adams Holland 

*Silas Atkins Paine 

Silas Atkins Jun r . John Fisk Osgood. 



Ward N". 2. 

Cap'. Fortescue Vernon Thomas Stoddard 

Cap 1 . Caleb Harknes Joseph Clark 

Benj e . Burt Cap 1 . Vincent 



Ward N'. 3. 

Cap 1 . John Blake Jon 1 . Munford & Son 

Cap'. Caleb Champney *James Burt 

Gyles Alexander *James Smithick 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 



21 



Ward N. 4. 



*D r . Thomas Cast 
John Thompson 
John Nations 
Gibbins Sharp 

Robert Goold 
Thomas Potts 
Thomas Greenough 
John Baker 
Shippy Townsend 
Edward Proi-tor 
Alexander Edwards 



*John Welsh 
Will. Mackay 
*John Matchet 

Nath 1 . Cary 

James Jackson 

W m . Jackson 
*Samuel Austin Esq. 

Charles Conner 

Edward Gookin 

Edward Gray 
*Ezek 1 . Goldthwait Esq. 

Jamos Codner 
John Codner 

Abraham Codner 

Richard Jennis 
Charles Williams 
Joseph Hall 
Cap 1 . Sam. Barret 
Joseph & Thorn 3 . Dakins 
Charles Sigorney 
Duncan Ingraham 
Benj c . Gorham 
Benj e . Thompson 
Joseph Barret 



William Sherburne 

I Thomas Atkins 
* < Thomas Atkins Jun r . 
( Timothy Atkins 

D r . Isaac Rand 

Andrew Syms 
Will: Shattuck 
Thomas Loring 

Will. Minns 
Nath 1 . Abrahams 

Edward Edes 



Ward 5. 



Thomas Hitchburne, Ju r . 

Joseph Dommet 

George Lyde 
*Nehem h . Ingerfield 
Will. Clarke 

Thomas Leech 
Jon". Williams Esq. 

Dan 1 . & Thorn 8 . Rogers 

Isaac Mansfield 
Will. Homes 

Cap 1 . Jon". Stoddard 



Ward N". 6. 



Moses Grant 
*Eben r . Storer Esq. 

D r . Miles Whitworth 
John Scollay Esq. 

D r . Sam. Danforth 
*Benj e . Andrews 

Will. Greanleaff 

John Harris 

Cap*. W m . Bell 

D r . Pecker 



Ward N\ 7. 



Sam. Wentworth, 
James Ivers, 
Cap'. Job Prince, 

Thomas Parker, 
*Nath'. Patten, 
Isaac Peirce, 
Thomas Ivers, 
Samuel Breck, 
Deacon Newell, 
Lindel Pitts, 
Joshua Loring, 



Martin Brimmer, 

Caleb Blanchard, 

Daniel Bell, 

Nathan Frazier, 

Will. Downe Cheever, 

Will. Cheever, 

*Samuel Allen Otis, 

*D r . Thorn 8 . Bulfinch, 
D r . Jarvis Loyd, 
Sam. Pemberton. Esq. 

carried over 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 19, 
1776. Present Mess. Scollay, Pitts, Austin, Brorafield. 

Comm e . of Correspondence & Field officers, attended. 

Voted, the Lieu'. Benjamin Woolcut have an Order on the 
Treasury of the Joint Committee for thirty Pounds to assist in re- 
cruiting for the Continental Army. 

Order iss d Dec r 19 th 

List of Persons to be draughted bro'. from other side. Viz*. 



WardN: 7. 

Richard Salter, Cap 1 . Edw d . Games, 

Maj r . W m . Daws, *John Pitts Esq. 



Ward 2i. 8. 

Will. Reed, Joseph Turel, 

Sam. Bradstreet, *Hab. Savage, 

*Isaac Smith Esq., *John Slade, 

*Edw d . Evelaud Powers, *Will Boyes, 
*Ellis Gray, Samuel Eliot, 

*Benj e . Edes, *John Hills, 

Ralph Inman, *Robert Ruggles, 

Joshua Blanchard, *Eben r . Hills, 
Will. White, Samuel Porter, 

Coll . Joseph Jackson, *Adaru Steward, 
*Thomas Parker Jun r ., Thorn 8 . Leveret, 

*Gowen Brown, Tuttil Hubbard, 

*Thomas Peck, Cyrus Baldwin, 

Will. Stagpole, Cap*. John Simpkins, 

Samuel Barret. 



Ward N. 9. 

Cap 1 . Will. Davis, *Oliver Smith, 

Moses Peck, Daniel Hubbard, 

*D r . John Greenleaff, *Benj e . Jepson, 

James Perkins, *Cap'. Benj e . Waldo, 

Hon ble . John Erving, *John Andrews, 

Edward Daws, *Joshua Bracket, 
*Hon ble . James Bowdoin, John Hunt, 

Hon ble . Will. Phillips, *Joseph Sherburne, Jun. 

*Hon ble . James Bowdoin, *Will. Phillips Jun r ., 

Cap 1 . James Dalton, *John Joy, 

Robert Jenkins, *Jobn Winthrop, 

Sam. Whitwell, *Nathan Blodget, 

*Jou e . Mason, 'Nath 1 . Wheatley, 

*Edw d . Payne, *Jolm Boit, 
John Cobourn, Cap'. Boils, 

John Marston, Sam. White, 

John Wheatley Sen r ., Joseph Shed. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1776. 



Thorn 8 . Daws, 
John Cutler, 
*John Gvay, 
*Joseph Russel, 
*Daniel Boyer, 

Wm. McNeil, 

Joseph Pierce, 
*John Head, 
*Thom s . Boylston, 
Cap 1 . Partridge, 
*Thom 8 . Walley, 
*Eleazer Johnson, 
Nath 1 . Barret, 

John Ballard, 
*Rec. Wad. Stimpsou, 



Ward 10. 

Sam. Bangs, 
*Bossinger Foster, 
Benj c . Phillips, 
John Timmins, 
Mungo Mackay, 
*Sam. G. Jarvis, 
*John Tileston, 
Sam. Wallis, 
*Thom 8 . Tileston, 
*Nath. Appleton Esq., 
*Thom". Clement, 
*Benj e . Clark, 
Nathan Spear, 
* Stephen Hall, 
*John Read, 
John Gushing. 
Carried over. 
Bro'. over. 

Ward N. 11. 



Green, Printer, 
*Stephen Cleverly, 

Sam. Ballard, 
* Samuel Cook son, 

John Waldo, 
/Joseph Green, 

Daniel Sears, 

Benj e . Green, 

John Sweetser, 
*John Bartlet, 
Cap 1 . Uriah Okes, 

John Preston, 
*Jon e . Amory, 

Rich d . Green, 
*Herman Brimmer, 



Cap'. Benj e . Cobb, 
Samuel May, 
Arnold Wells, 
Will. Lowder, 
Josiah Torrey, 
George Lush, 
Ephraim May, 
Will. Gooch, 
Henderson Inches, 
Nath 1 . Curtis, 
Henry Bass, 
Amasa Davis, 
Nath 1 . Davis, 
Will. Marshall, 
Joseph Lovering, 
*Edw d . Tuckennan, 



Andrew Brimmer, 
Cap 1 . John Harkins, 

Ezekiel Price, 
Robert Robinson, 

Will. Foster, 

Samuel Pitts, 
Thomas Moulton, 

James Foster, 

Cap'. Sam. Dashwood, 

*Benj e . F. Bethune, 

George Bethune, 
Samuel Hews, 
Henry Hill, 
Stephen Greenleaff, 
Will. Henshaw, 
D r . Joseph Gardner. 

Ward N. 12. 

Joshua Farrington, 
Stephen Gore, 
Will. Powell, 
Gustavus Fellows, 
John Lucas, 
*Eben r . Dorr, 

Thomas Amory, 

Isaac White, 

Will. Porter, 

Robert Wier given, 

Hopestill Foster, 

Joseph Bradford, 

John Bryant, 

John May, 

Zach e . Johonnot, 

Peter Boyer. 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[123.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 19, 
1776. Present Mess. Austin. 

Comm ee . of Correspondence & c . Field Officers, attended. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 20, 1776. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Bromfield. 

Comm ee . of Correspondence & Field Officers attended. 

The following is the return made of the number of Effective or 
able Bodied Men in the several Wards exclusive of the Independ'. 
Comp y . Viz'. 
Ward N. 1 - 30 Men 

2 - 34 

3 - 25 

4 - 67 

5 - 64 

6 - 35 

7 - - - 25 

8 - 54 

9 - 59 

10 - 84 

11 - .63 

12 - - 57 

597, Men. 

Voted, that a Sum not exceeding ten pounds, be paid unto 
Lieu'. Wolcut by a draft on the Treasurer for providing Billeting 
for the Men he shall raise, untill further provision is made for 
that purpose. 

Voted, that Coll . Bromfield, M r . Appleton & M r . Austin be a 
Committee to make enquiry of the Members of the Council with 
respect to the appointment of Field Officers for a Continental 
Regiment. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 23 d . 1776, 
A.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Bromfield, Austin, Storer. 
Committee of Correspondence & Field Officers attended. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 27, 1776 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin. 

[124.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 31, 
1776. Present Mess rs . Scollay, Austin, Greenleaff. 

Cornm 6 . of Correspondence & Field Officers attended. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at / p. bushel 
and that 6 d . p. Bushel be allowed to the Baker for their Charges 
Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows Viz 1 . 

a 4 d . Loaf brown Bread f Wheat J Rye meal must 

weigh . -2-4 

a 4 d . ditto not above \ Indian Meal must weigh 3 - " 

a Bisket of a copper price " 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 1, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greenleaf. 
Six Jury men drawn for January Court. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 25 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan 7 . 2 d , 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Greanleaff. 

The Committee of Correspondence & Field Officers attended. 

Passed upon M r . Paul Farmers Province Accounts amounting to 
. 624-2-7J-& . 48-1 8-1 1-as p. Copy on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 2 d , 1777. P.M. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff, Wendell. Austin, 
Pitts. 

Information given the Selectmen that the Wife of M r . Crafts in 
Cold Lane was taken with the Small Pox, it not being safe to 
move her the House was shut up & Fences Erected. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 8, 1776 [sj'c] 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Greenleaff. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 10, 1777. 
A.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer, Greenleaff. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 10, 1777 
P.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer, Greenleaff. 

Committee of Correspondence attended & agreed upon a Visita- 
tion of the several Wards, in order to the taking Lists of all the 
Male Inhabitants in this Town. 

, [125.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 15, 
1777. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer. 

Last Sabbath Morning, the Selectmen being informed of the 
death of M. Crafts, gave orders for her Interment at midnight & 
afterwards to smoke & cleanse the House. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 22 d . 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 27, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Storer, Greenleaff. 

Letter rec'd. from General Washington, inclosing Coll . Jackson 
&c. appointed to the command of a new Regiment by the Gen- 
eral & in case he declines, to be disposed of as the Selectmen 
shall Judge proper. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 26, 1777. 
Present Mess. Storer, Greenleaff, Austin. 

Information given the Selectmen that a John Lysh from Tycon- 
deroga in a House near the Orange Tree, was taken with the Small 
Pox. 

The Selectmen having obtained his consent to be removed to the 
Hospital at Raiusfords Island the following Order was sent the 
Keeper of said Hospital Viz'. 



26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Jan y . 26, 1777. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

We have sent to your Hospital John Lysh a Soldier belonging 
to Coll . Marshalls Regiment, who is sick of the Small Pox 
take good care of him, and if a Doctor is necessary you must 
come up for one. 

JOHN SCOLLAY Chairman 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan 7 . 28 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greenleaff, Storer. 

The Committee of Correspondence & c . attended, in order to 
consider what is proper to be done respecting the Persons 
draughted as our part of the Militia who refuse to go, or 
pay their Fines. 

[126.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 
30. 1777. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Bromfield. 

Returns made the Selectmen of the number of Male Inhabitants 
of the several Wards, agreeable to a late Resolve of the General 
Court. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 31, 1777. 
A.M. Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Storer, Greanleaff, Brom- 
field. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 31, 1777. 
P.M. Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Storer, Graenleaff, Brom- 
field. 

The following return of the number of Male Inhabitants in this 
Town, was given into the Secretarys office of this State, agreea- 
ble to a Resolve of the General Court for said purpose Viz'. 

Boston Jan y . 31, 1777. 

The number of Males above the Age of Sixteen Inhabitants of this 
Town the l. 8t . Ins', as taken by the Subscribers, amount to - - 2863 
of which number are Quakers 11 

belonging to Harvard College 7 

To Charlestown, Falmouth & Newport 36 

Negroes and Molattoes 188 

In the Army 543 

At Sea , 200 

985 

1878 

Of this last Number many are old infirm & decriped. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
EBEN E . STORER 
SAMUEL AUSTIN 
HENRY BROMFIELD 
JOHN GREENLEAFF 

Selectmen of Boston 

Suffolk Ss: Boston Jan y . 31. 1777 then the above named 
John Scollay, Eben r . Storei 1 , Samuel Austin, Henry Bromfield & 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 27 

John Greenleaff made Oath, that the above account of the Male 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston above sixteen years of Age is 
true according to the best of their knowledge. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at T 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen. Present Mess. 
Scoilay, Storer, Austin, Bromfield, Greenleaff. 

[127.] The Comm ee . of Correspondence attended for a Joint 
consultation relative to procuring Blankets for the Army agree- 
able to a late Resolve, & the following Hand Bill was agreed upon 
to be sent to the Inhabitants Viz'. 

It being absolutely necessary that Blankets should be procured 
for the use of the Army & the General Court having ordered the 
Selectmen & Committee of Correspondence to purchase a certain 
number in this Town, it is earnestly desired that all Persons who 
have any to sell or can spare any that they may have purchased 
for the use of their Families would immediately inform Jonathan 
Williams, Samuel Austin, John Greenleaff Esq. & they shall re- 
ceive the full value of the said Blankets. It is hoped every Family 
will readily spare one or more as they are immediately wanted for 
the Troops that are now ready to march. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 4. 1777 
Present Mess. Scoilay, Storer, Austin, Bromfield. 

In consequence of a Petition of a number of the Inhabitants for 
calling a Town Meeting, the Town Clerk was ordered to issue his 
Warrant for calling a Meeting, Thursday next 10. OClock Fore- 
noon. 

Voted, that Mess". Fleets have the printing of the Notifications 
for the ensuing Town Meeting. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb y . 4, 1777. 
P.M. Present Mess". Scoilay, Bromfield, Austin. 

The Committee of Correspondence & c . & the Field officers, at- 
tended in order fora joint consultation, relative to Inlisting one 
seventh part of all the Male Inhabitants to compleat our Quota 
of the Continental Army agreeable to a Resolve of this State 
passed Jan y . 25, 1777. 

Capt. Samuel Downe appointed to Appraise the Blankets that 
shall be brought to the Committee, appointed to receive them. 

Comm 66 . agreed to visit the several Wards in search of Blankets 
Fryday next 10. O'Clock Forenoon Viz'. 
Ward N. 1 - - Cap*. Heath & Bossinger Foster. 

2 - Cap'. Eben r . Hasard & Maj r . Greenough. 

3 - - Cap'. Procter & Cap'. Champney. 

4 - - Cap*. Cunningham & Benj e . Hitchborne. 

5 - - M r . Austin & Cap'. Stoddard. 

6 - - Mess. Scoilay & Blanchard. 

7 - - John Pitts &*Cap f . Carnes. 

8 - - Deacon Storer & M r . Barret. 

9 - - Coll . Bromfield & Coll . Hatch. 

10 - - William Davis & John Greenleaff. 

11 - - M r . Brimmer & Ezekiel Price. 

12 - - M r . Dor & Cap 1 . Fellows. 



28 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



[128.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feh y . 5, 
1777. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer, Bromfield, Green- 
leaff. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse on 
tho Province Account one James Stewart a Lad of about 8 years 
of Age a Stranger not an Inhabitant of this Town & having no 
one to provide for him. Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . 
Bromfield. 

Passed upon Abigail Lynch's Province Acco' for the Board of 
Patrick Toomy from 1' Oct r . to the 12. Jau y . 1777, being . 6. 

Passed upon Mess". Joseph & Thomas Dakins Province Ac- 
count amounting as p. Copy on file to . 5-1-9. 

Passed upon Samuel Hartleys Province Acco 1 . am g . as p. copy 
to be ledged to Seventy three pounds ten shillings. 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb. 6, 1777. Pres- 
ent Mess. Scollay, Austin, Storer, Appleton, Bromfield. 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 7, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Bromfield, Austin, Storer. 

The following Sums were received of sundry Persons for the 
Interest on their Bonds, being m". Brookers Legacies 



Of Joseph Atherton, for In 1 . 
of Thomas Marshall 
of Thomas Cartwright 
of John Grant - 



Distributed as follows Viz'. 
M. Koyal & Tayler 
M. Ballard 
M. Muggeridge 
M. Winslow 



M. White - 
M". Whitcomb 
M r3 . Bennet - 
M. Earl 
M rs . Walker - 
M. Peirce - 
M. Wheeler - 
M. Wakefleld 
M". Oliver 



.12- 
17-6-6 
7-4 



. 44-10-6 




Scollay 



.9-12 



1.16 

1.16 

2.2 

1.16 

1.16 

1.4 

1.16 

1.16 

1.16 



Austin 



15.18 



. 25.10 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 2 ( J 

[129.] M rs . Homer - - .1.16 ^ 
M". Reed - 1.10 

M. Wise - 1.16 ^ Storer 

M". Chapel 1.16 

M rs . Wendell - - - - '2.10.6 J 



9.8.6 
M". Lee . 2.8 ^ 

M rs . Delaplace - 1.16 

M. Wendell - 1.1U } Brorafield 

M r8 . Wauiwright - - - 1.16 

M rs . Emmons - - - - l.lft I 



9.12 

. 44.10.6 

The following Warrant rec d . from the Judge of Probate, & y e 
return made thereon are as follows Viz'. 

Suffolk Ss : By the Hon ble . Thomas Gushing Esq. Judge of Pro- 
bate for said County. 
To the Gentlemen the Selectmen of the Town of Boston. 

Greeting 

It having been represented to me by the Friends of James Otis 
Esq. of Boston is a Non compos Lunatick or distracted Person. 
Pursuant there fore to the direction of the Common Law in such 
case made and provided You are hereby desired & impowered to 
make enquiry into the cases & circumstances of the said James 
Otis & as you find the same Report to me accordingly 

Given under my Hand & Seal of Office 
this 7' Day of Feb^ A.D. 1777. 

T. CUSHING, Judge Probate 

Pursuant therefore to the within Warrant We the Subscribers have 
made enquiry into the case & circumstances of the within men- 
tioned James Otis Esq. and do Report that the said Otis is in gen- 
eral in such a state of mind as renders him in capable to take care 
of himself or his affairs 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
EBENEZER STORER 
SAMUEL AUSTIN 
HENRY BROMFIELD 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 8, 1777. Pres- 
ent Mess". Scollay, Storer, Austin, Bromfield, Greenleaff. 

Committee of Correspondence attended in order for a Joint con- 
sultation, relative to the regulating Act. 

Voted, that Mesa". Appleton, M r . Boyer, M r . Mackay, Cap*. 
Procter & M r . Wendell, be a Committee to consider & Report what 
prices are proper to affix to those Articles in the Act to prevent 
[l.'SO.] Monopoly & c . which are left to the Judgment of the Se- 
lectmen & Committee of Correspondence. 



30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb*. 10 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Greenleaff. 

A M r8 . Stevenson in a House opposite the Sign of the Swan 
S.E. taken with the Small Pox as hy information from D r . Sted- 
man who Reports that she may be moved with safety. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 10 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Greeuleaff. 

The Committee of Correspondence attended in order to deter- 
mine upon the method of Collecting the Blankets. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 13. 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greenleaff. 

The Committee of Correspondence Inspection & Safety at- 
tended in order to affix the prices on such Articles as are not 
stated in the Act for preventing Monopolys & c . 

M r . John Scollay received of Joseph Atherton Two hundred 
Pounds Principal and Twelve Pounds Interest of his Bond, being 
part of M r ". Brookers Donation. 

Voted, that y e above Sum of Two hundred Pounds, be lent to 
the Town of Boston, and that the Town Treasurer be informed of 
the same, & e . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen February 14' 1777. 
Present Mess 18 . Scollay, Austin. 

The Committee of Correspondence Inspection & Safety at- 
tended in order to affix the prices on such Articles as are not 
stated in the Act for preventing monopolies &c. 

This Day received of the Town Treasurer his Note for Two 
hundred Pounds, with 6 p. ce l . Interest, given in consequence of 
a Vote of this Town passed by the Town 24' May last for his bor- 
rowing a Sum of money not exceeding . 2000, which Note is for 
part of M". Booker deceased Legacy to poor Widows &c. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 14, 1777. 
P.M. Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Wendell. Adjourned to 
tomorrow 11 OVlock. 

[131.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb* 15, 
1777. Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Greenleaff. 

Comm 66 . of Correspondence &c. attended, on the business of 
regulating Act. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 17, 1777. 
Present M-ss rs . Scollay, Storer, Austin, Greenleaff. 

The Comm 66 . of Correspondence & c . attended, & Jointly with 
the Selectmen agreed upon the following prices to be affixed to 
sundry Articles agreeable to a late Act of the General Court, as a 
government to Buyers & Sellers in this Town for two months to 
come and the Town Clerk is directed to get the same published 
in Hand Bills. 

The Town Clerk was directed to suspend the publishing the 
hand Bills till the further Order of ths Committee. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 31 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 18, 1777. 
A.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Greenleaff. 

The Committee of Correspondence attended upon the Business 
enjoin'd them by a late Act of this State. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 18, 1777. 
P.M. Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Greenleaff, Appleton. 

The Committee of Correspondence attended, and upon the 
Business enjoined them by a late Act of this State. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 21, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell. 

Five Jurymen were drawn by a requirement of N. Gushing 
Judge of y e maritime Court for the Middle District to serve as 
Jurors at a maritime Court to be held at Boston on Tuesday the 
25' Day of Feb y . Instf. Viz 4 . 

Mess. Ebenezer Storer 
William Henshaw 
Joshua Blanchard Jun r . 
Benjamin Burt 
Jacob Williams 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 26, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Bromfield. 

[132.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb^. 28, 
1777. Present Mess. Scollay, Wendell, Appleton, Austin, 
Storer. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue his Warrant, for a Town 
Meeting on the 5. of march next to receive the Report of the 
Comm 66 . to provide an Oration for the delivering an Oration on 
said Day. 

Notifications to be printed by Powers & Willis. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 1, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Pitts, Storer, Austin, Bromfield, Green- 
leaff, WendelL 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 5, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Storer, Austin, Pitts, Wendell, Bromfleld. 

Ordered, that a Warr'. for a Town Meeting be issued for the 
Meeting on Monday the 10 of month Current by the Town 
Clerk. 

Voted that D r . Eliot open the Meeting with Prayer. 

M r . Scollay & Austin appointed to wait on D r . Eliot & ask 
him to open with Prayer. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 6, 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Storer, Austin, Greenleaff. 

The Committee of Correspondence Inspection & Safety attended 
upon the business of raising Men by a late Resolve. 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Voted, that the Chairman of this Comm ee . draw an order upon 
Eben r . Storer Esq. Trea r . of this Town to pay unto David Jeffries 
Esq. Town Treasurer what moneys remains in his hands as a bal- 
ance of the moneys collected in the several Wards for the purpose 
of raising Men for the Continental Army agreeable to an Act of 
the General Assembly in Nov r . last, to remain in the Treasurers 
hands to be applied as said Law points out. The Treasurer to 
take a Receit of the Town Treasurer for the same. 

A Motion ma.de that the foregoing Vote be reconsidered, 
whereupon, the consideration of the Motion was referred to 
Fryday 8. O'Clock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 7, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, IStorer, Bromfield, Austin, Wendell, 
Pitts. 

[133.] The Committee of Correspondence & c . attended. 

Voted that the Chairman M r . Scollay draw on the Treasurer for 
ten Pounds in favor of Jenkins who turned out as a Vol- 
unteer in June last for the Harbour Department, and actually 
performed his tour of service. 

Voted, that the Treasurer pay forty Shillings to William Gooch, 
he having paid on being draughted twelve pounds instead of Ten 
Pounds. 

On reconsidering the Vote passed yesterday respecting the 
ballance in the hands of the Treasurer ; after a long debate it was 
Voted, that the Treasurer pay into the hands of David Jeffries 
Esq. Town Treasurer the Surplusage of the Forfeitures remaining 
in his hands which was levied on the Persons draughted from the 
Militia to march to New York, the said Sum to remain in the Town 
Treasury for the disposal of the Town for raising Men for future 
Military service agreeable to the Act of Assembly for that purpose 
and that the Chairman draw an order on him accordingly. 

The Committee having agreed that 143 Persons be draughted as 
this Towns porportion of the able bodied effective Men of the 
Militia the Clerk is directed to enter in a separate List that 
number of Persons out of the general list entred on the Minutes 
of the 18 of Decem r . 1776. as have paid ten pounds each for the 
purposes mentioned in said Act which Persons are & shall be 
understood as draughted agreeable to said Act. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 12, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Fellows, Preston, Dorr. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 19, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greenleaff. 

Information being made by D r . Stedman that [134.] one Adams 
was broke out with the Small Pox in a House in Pond Lane, a 
House of M r . Vails the Baker at New Boston was procured by the 
Selectmen for the reception of such Persons, to which said Adams 
was removed. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March, 1777 
Present, Mess rs . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 33 

Information was given the Selectmen by D r . Gardner, that a 
Child in Gibbins's Court South End was broke out with the Small 
Pox, whereupon said Child was removed to the House hired of M r . 
Vails & M r . Samuel Greenleaff was appointed to attend there & 
prevent any intercourse with said House. D r . Stedman was also 
appointed to attend the Sick as a Physician, and M r . Nazro to 
provide Necessaries for them. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 18, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greenough, Williams, Dor, 
Preston. 

Information was given by D r . Cast that a Woman in a House in 
Back Street opposite M r . Goolds, was broke out with the Small 
Pox also a Child in Long Lane, whereupon 

the Selectmen agreed with M r . Campbell in a House at the back 
of M r . Hancocks Garden, to take them into her House & provide 
for them, the same Day they were removed to said M. Camp- 
bels. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 19, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Preston, Fellows. 

Comm e . of Correspondence & c . attended. 

The Light Infantry Company were permitted upon application, 
to make use of the Hall on Wednesday Evening lor the business 
of exercising said Company. 

Cap'. Hunntwell of Engine N. 9. applied to the Selectmen for 
the Premium allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to 
work first at the Fire which lately broke out at D r . Churchs House 
whereupon Voted, that he have a [135.] Draught for, said Pre- 
mium of If in the draught for this month. drawn for 

Voted, that M r . Nazro have ten pounds allowed him for extra 
services the last year. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 25, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Greeuough. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen March 26, 1777. 
Present Mess. Greenough, Dorr. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 2 d . 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greenough, Fellows, Preston, 
Dorr. 

William Sutton master of Engine N. 7, applys to the Select- 
men for the Premium allowed by the Town for bringing his En- 
gine to work first on the Fire which lately broke out in a House of 
Cap'. McNeil drawn for 

Cap*. Hunnewell Master of Engine N. 9 applys to the Select- 
men for y e Premium allowed by the Town for bringing his Engine 
to work first at the Fire which lately broke out in Pond Street 

drawn for 

M r . Vandale upon application permitted to deliver an Oration in 
French to his Pupils in Faneuil Hall. 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Deacon Preston and Cap'. Fellows appointed to order such 
necessary Repairs to the Hospital House at New Boston as the 
Selectmen upon viewing the same, have concluded to be 
necessary. 

Information given the Selectmen of a Childs being broke out 
with the Small Pox at a House in Long Lane whereupon, Dr. Cast 
was desired to make enquiry & Report to the Selectmen. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 9, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Preston, Dorr. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed March 28, to receive into the 
Almshouse one Mary Guzzle & her child to be supported at the 
Province charge being a Stranger & not having wherewithal to 
support themselves and also on the 3 d . of April Sarah Child under 
the same Circumstances. Orders signed, by two of the Select- 
men. Viz 1 , M r . Scollay & M r . Austin. 

[136.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 14, 
1777. Present, Mess. Scollay Wendell, Fellows, Wil- 
liams. 

The Committee of Correspondence &c. attended, and agreed 
upon a rate for sundry Articles & confirmed, the State of Prices 
for sundry things in this Town, published in February last. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 16, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Fellows, Dorr, Preston. 

Upon application made the following Certificate was given sev- 
eral Masters of Privateers Viz'. 

Boston, April 16, 1777. 

These Certify the Hon ble . the Council and House of Represent- 
atives of the State of Massachusetts Bay, that this Town have 
raised their full proportion of the Continental Army. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
GUSTAVUS FELLOWS 
HARBOTTLE DORR 
JOHN PRESTON 
THOM". GREENOUGH 

Selectmen of Boston. 

M r . Samnel Warden was directed to pay M r . Treasurer Jeffries 
the Money he had received for all the Dung sold by Order of the 
Selectmen amounting to . 4. 0. 0. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 21, 1777' 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Williams, Fellows, Preston, 
Dorr. 

M r . Farmer was directed to receive one Robert Clark into the 
Alms house, who was sent here from Providence, till further 
enquiry can be made. 

Cap 1 . Allen Hallet from Martinique attended & informs that he 
left that place the 28' March last in the Sloop Republic, with 19 
Men. that in about 8. or 9 Days, one of his Men was taken with the 
Small Pox and died, one is now sick and five liable to it & now 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 35 

complaining, his Cargoe consists of 150 hhds., Salt. 1200 Stand 
of Arms & 13 or 14 thousand pounds weight of Powder where- 
upon the following Directions were given Viz'. 

Boston April 21, 1777 
Cap'. Allen Ballet 

The Sloop Republick of which you are Master being arrived in 
the Harbour from the [137.] West Indies with the Small Pox on 
board. Our directions are that you proceed immediately to 
Rainsfords Island with your Vessel Marriners & Passengers in 
order to have your Vessel and everything liable to Infection well 
smoked and cleansed by M r . Hartley Keeper of the Hospital on 
said Island. You are not to permit any Person to leave the Sloop 
or come on board her without our permission, everything on board 
that will give infection M r . Hartley will receive from you into 
the Warehouse. 

You may deliver the naked Arms & the Powder to th3 Person 
whom the Board of War may employ to receive them. Our further 
directions will be given M r . Hartley 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Boston April 21, 1777 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

The Sloop Republick Allen Hallet Master from Martinique 
having the Small Pox on board is ordered to your Island, you are 
therefore to take on shore into the Hospital House those that are 
sick of that Distemper, and those that are liable to the distemper, 
you are to put into the Well house, you are to take on shore 
(after smoking them on board) all Goods Bedding & Clothing 
liable to Infection & sufficiently air and cleanse them, those 
Persons that are not liable to take the Small Pox after being 
sufficiently smoked & cleansed & having a fresh shift of Clothes 
you may permit to leave the Island the Vessel you are to smoke 
and cleanse and when the Vessel with the goods are sufficiently 
smoked & cleansed you are to report to us for our further Orders. 
You may deliver the naked Arms & the Powder to the Order of 
the Board of War. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

M r . Wendell & M r . Preston, Cap 4 . Fellows & Scollay a Com- 
mittee to consider & Report a suitable place for the erecting a 
Pound upon. 

[138.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 22 d . 
1777. Present Mess". Scollay, Austin. 

Boston April 22 d . 1777 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

Yon having Reported to the Selectmen that you have taken on 
shore at Rainsfords Island from on board the Sloop Republick 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Allen Hallet Master which was ordered to your Island by us on 
account of the Small Pox, all the Goods, Clothing & c . liable to 
Infection, & that you have sufficiently smoked & cleansed the 
Vessel so that she may come up to Town without danger to the 
Inhabitants you are ordered to permit her to leave the Island first 
taking on shore the Sick and those liable to Infection of whom 
you must take good care and Report to us. 

JOHN SCOLI.AY 

SAM. AUSTIN 

Selectmen of Boston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 23, 1777 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Grenough, 
Preston. 

A Peice of Land in Frog Lane belonging to M ra . Pecker laying 
vacant, application was made by some of the Neighborhood, that 
the Street running by said Land might be widened ; on which Cap 1 . 
Fellows one of the Selectmen waited on D r . Pecker & his Lady 
who consented that the Fence should be erected so far back at the 
Towns expence as will bring the Street upon a streight line. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 29'. 1777 
Present Mess r3 . Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Grenough, Dorr. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors to serve on Maritime 
Court, this Day & the Fryday following Viz. 
Mess". 

Thomas Boylston Benjamin Gray 

Benjamin Clark Edward Davis 

John Gill John Newell 

John Andrews 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 30' 1777. 
Present Mess. Austin. Grenough, Dorr, Fellows, Preston. 

[139.] Col. Hatch applies to the Selectmen, for Drums &c. 
for the Boston Regiment as allowed of by the Militia Act. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse on 
the Province Account they being Strangers & not Inhabitants of 
any Town in this State one Vose, & her six Children, 
three of them being born at Bath & named Hancock Washington 
& Lee Order signed by M r . Scollay & Deacon Greuough. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 2. d . 1777, 
P.M. Present, Mess 1 " 9 . Scollay, Preston, Dorr. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue his Warrant for a Town 
Meeting to Morrow 10. OClock, that then & there the mind of 
the Town may be taken with respect to the best method of prepa- 
ration & defence at this important Crisis " 

At a Meeting in y e Forenoon Mes. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, 
Grenough, Williams, Fellows. 

One Jackson a Widow Woman in a House near M r . Marcheads 
Meeting House, being broke out with the Small Pox, & in such a 
State of health by the Representation of D r . Stedman, as will not 



SELECTMEN'S Mi \UTES, 1777. 37 

admit of her removal without the utmost hazard of Life then- 
fore Orders were given for the erecting a Fence near the House, 
and a Guard placed to prevent any communication. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 7, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Greuough, Fellows, Preston, Dorr. 

A Warrant was received from the Hon ble . Judge of Probate to 
make inquiry into the Circumstances of James Otis Esq. where- 
upon the following Return was made on Said Warr*. 

Boston May 7. 1777. 

Pursuant to the within Order we the Subscribers have made en- 
quiry into the condition & circumstances of James Otis Esq. and 
Report the said James to be a Non Compos Lunatick or Distracted 
Person. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
SAM. AUSTIN 
JON E . WILLIAMS 
HARBOTTLE DORR 
THOM S . GRENOUGH 
GUSTAVUS FELLOWS 
JOHN PRESTON 

Selectmen 

[14O-] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 8' 
1777, A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, 
Fellows, Preston. 

The Vote of the Town requesting the Selectmen to apply to the 
Board of War for 756 Arms, agreable to a Resolve of the General 
Court, was considered. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 8, 1777. 
Present Mess. Williams 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 12, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay. Austin, Dorr, Williams, Fellows, Preston. 

Boston May 12, 1777. 
Mr. Hartley 

You having Reported to us that Samuel Burgis & Abigail Hyde 
are well of the Small Pox, & have been so well cleansed as to be 
free of Infection & that they may come up to Town without en- 
dangering tne Inhabitants You are therefore to permit them to 
come to Town taking a shift of Clothes. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Voted, that M r . Hartley have an order on M r . Stephen Hall, for 
one Cord Wood for the use of the Sick belonging to the State. 

The Selectmen gave an order on the Board of War for 587 Fire 
Arms in favour of Col. Procter which with what was drawn for 
before being 80. makes the whole number drawn for am g . to 667 
the number of Persons which by a Return of the several Cap- 
tains of the Militia are not able to furnish themselves with Arms. 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 13' 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Fellows. 

Cap'. M. Cloud attended & informs the Selectmen that he left 
G-audalope in the Schooner Polly himself Master the 13' of April, 
his loading consists of Molasses & Salt that ten Days after 
sayling a Lad on board broke out with the Small Pox, had it 
lightly, & has been well for several Days that the Schooner has 
betn washed & the Things liable to Infection put into strong- 
Lye has no one on board liable to Infection whereupon 
[141.] the following Letter was wrote M r . Hartley. 

Boston May 13. 1777. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

The Schooner Polly Cap'. M c . Cloud from Gaudalope, having 
had the Small Pox on board She is ordered down to your 
Island You must smoke the Vessel well & receive on shore 
whatever is liable to infection, & when you have well cleansed 
them Report to us your doings for further Orders. 

By Order of the Selectmen, 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 14, 1777. 
Present, Mess r . Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Preston, Pitts, 
"Williams. 

Agreed with M r . John Newell of Newton, for the hire of the 
Marsh the East side of the Neck at . 10. p. year & wilh M r . 
Jeremiah Wiswell of Newton for the Marsh on the West side 
of the Neck at . 6. p. year. Each having paid the Rents for the 
last Year. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue his Warrant for a Town 
Meeting to be held Satturday next the 17. Ins'. 10. OClock at 
Faneuil Hull, for the purposes set forth in a late Act for securing 
us from the danger of Internal Enemies, & c . & c . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 14'. 1777. 
Present Mess. Grenough, Williams, Austin, Dorr, Preston, Pitts, 
Williams. 

Boston May 14' 1777. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

You having Reported to us that the Schooner Polly Cap'. M c .- 
Cloud, sent to Rainsfords Island on account of the Small Pox is 
now so well smoked and cleansed, that she may be permitted to 
com3 up to Town without danger of communicating the Infection 
Oar Orders are that you permit said Vessel to depart after you 
have washed her with Vinegar, you being first satisfied for the 
expence you have been at. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

[142.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 
16, 1777. Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Pitt, 
Williams. 

The Selectmen having met to consider & Report a List of 
Persons suspected to be inimical & evily disposed, Agreed to 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 39 

Report to the Town a List of Associations as appears in the Book 
which has fallen into our hands, containing their Original Minutes 
& a News Paper which contains the Names of the Addressers 
to Gage upon his departure from the Town. 

M r . Scollay, Austin & Pitts appointed a Committee to wait 
upon the Council, for their advice relative to furnishing the Town 
with 126 Spades or Iron Shovels, 63 narrow axes 63 Pick Axes 
being their proportion as pointed out in the Militia Act. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 19. 1777. 
A.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Grenough, Dorr, 
Williams. 

Orders were given M r . Samuel Hartley in consequence of his 
Report, that M. Hopkins three Children should be permitted to 
leave Rainsfords Island, upon a fresh Suit of Clothes being pro- 
vided for them. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 19, 1777. 
P.M. Present Mess. Grenough, Williams, >-collay, Austin. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue his Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Thursday the 22 d . of May Ins', for the choice of 
seven Representatives &c. 

Voted, that Mess". Powers & Willis have the printing of the 
Notifications, 
that be desired to open the Town Meeting with Prayer. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 21' 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Dorr, Grenough. 
The Council apply for the use of the Hall upon Election Day. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 29. 1777. 

Present, Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Preston. 

[143.] By virtue of a Venire from N. Gushing Esq. the 

following Persons were drawn Jurors for Maritime Court to be 

holden at Boston the 29 of May Ins 4 . Viz 1 . 

Mess. Benjamin Cobb Josiah Eliot, 

Samuel Hughes Gowen Brown 

Timothy White James Allen 

Jonathan Balch Benjamin Gray 

Pascal Nelson Smith John Matchet 

Thomas -Parker Joseph Bradford 

were drawn Jurors for the afores d . Court. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen. June 4. 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Preston, Dorr, Fellows, 
Austin. 

Joshua Sever appointed to take care & keep free (of other than 
Town Cattle) from all Creatures, the Towns Land without the 
Neck, now laying in common, to be paid by Subscription M r . 
Eben r . Dorr to get it done. 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston, Juue 4. 1777 
Sir, 

Complaint having been made to us, that Chaises Carts & other 
Carriages are frequently crossing the Common, to the detriment 
of the L:md & diminishing of the feed we shall esteem it a favor 
and it will be serving the Town, if you use your endeavors to pre- 
vent loaded Carriages passing in future 

JOHN SCOLLAY * 
SAM. AUSTIN 
HARBOTTLE DORR 
GUSTAVUS FELLOWS 
THOM S . GRENOUGH 
JOHN PRESTON 

Selectmen of Boston. . 
To 

Thomas Crafts Esq. 

[144.] Boston June 4' 1777. 

M r . Joshua Sever 

The Land belonging to this Town without the Fortification on 
both sides the Neck, laying now open, we hereby desire and im- 
power you to take the care of said Land, and that you endeavor 
to keep any other than Town Cattle from feeding thereon M r . 
Ebenezer Dorr will put you in a way of getting a recompense from 
some of the Inhabitants for your trouble therein. 
By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 5. 1777. 

Present Mess rs . Grenough, Williams, Dorr, Preston, 

Austin. 

The following was given in to a Committee of the General 
Court Viz 1 . 

The Hon blc . the House of Representatives having by their Com- 
mittee informed us, that they were desirous of having a true State 
of the Small Pox in this Town 

We would therefore acquaint them that a Person who came a 
few Days since from an Infected House in Marblehead broke out 
with that Distemper in a House on Wentworths Wharff and has 
been removed to Rainsford Island that two Persons in a Build- 
ing provided at New Boston, the Hospital House., not being then 
repaired, are the only Persons in Town with the Small Pox, but 
so far recovered as that they may be removed in two or three 
Days, which is intended, and then the House will be thoroughly 
cleansed, the Selectmen have from time to time informed the 
Publick of any appearances of that Distemper, & shall not omit 
doing it for the future, and it may be depended upon that they 
are under all advantages for coming to the knowledge of such In- 
stances. If any Persons should hereafter break out with the Dis- 
temper they will be immediately sent to the State Hospital at the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 41 

West part of the Town or to Rainsfords Island to prevent any 

communication of the Infection. 

JOHN SCOILAY 
THOM S . GRENOUGH 
JON E . WILLIAMS 
HARBOTTLE DORR 
JOHN PRESTON 
SAM. AUSTIN 

Selectmen of Boston. 

[145.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 
9, 1777. Present Mess". Williams, Grenough, Dorr, Preston. 

At a Meeting called for that purpose Mess". Thomas Ivers, 
Eben r . Sever & Joseph Hall, were drawn out of the Jury Box ss 
Jurors for a Court of Sp< cial Sessions of the Peace to be held 
at Boston on the 20 th . of June Ins 1 . 

Voted, that M r . Newman Sexton of M r . Stillmans Meeting, be 
directed to ring the Bell at Christ church at 1 O'Clock & 9' at 
Night. 

Voted, that John Scollay Esq. have the keeping of all the Bonds 
& other Securities, given for Moneys lent out of M. Brookers 
Donation. 

Boston June 9, 1777 
M r . Samuel Stearns Sir 

These are to remind you that no Interest has been paid on 
your Bond given us the 20 th . Day Septem'. 1773, except for 
one Year a number of poor Widows are in great want of what 
is still due for interest, which we doubt not you'l immediately 
discharge upon receit hereof. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 11, 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Preston, 

Boston June 11, 1777. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

The Selectmen of Cambridge having acquainted us that the 
Widow Thayer & one of her four Children in the Barracks at 
Cambridge are taken with the Small Pox Our Orders are that 
you proceed immediately with your Boat to Cambridge, '& apply 
to Cap'. Edward Merrett one of the Selectmen of that Town & 
receive from him the Sick Woman & Child, as also the other 
Children, if it is thought they are infected with the Distemper, 
and take them to the Hospital at Rainsfords Island [146.] 
where you are to keep them till they are recovered, and then 
acquaint us with the same, when you'l receive our further direc- 
tions concerning them. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston June 11, 1777. 
Gentlemen 
We have received your Letter acquainting us that the Widow 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Thayer with one of her four Children in the Barracks at Cambridge 
are taken with the Small Pox. In consequence of this information 
we have directed M r . Samuel Hartley Keeper of the Hospital at 
Rainsfords Island to proceed with his Boat to your Town in 
order to take them down to said Island As in the opinion of 
D r . Rand the other Children have the infection lie is to take care 
of them also, but if otherwise we hope you will take care of them till 
they can be made certain, when we shall be ready to receive 
them, unless we should be able to prove that they are Inhabitants 
of some other Towns, in which case they will be sent there for 
a support. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 
To 

The Gentlemen the Selectmen of Cambridge. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 18, 1777. 
Present Mess 1 " 8 . Fellows, Grenough, Williams, Austin. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held in Boston the 24 Day of June Viz'. 
Mess. Joshua Blanchard Jun r . 
John Hooton 
William Foster 
Richard Salter 

M r . Scollay & M r . Austin a Committee to agree with and place 
a suitable Person in the Hospital at New Boston. 

[147.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 
25, 1777. Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Austin, Dorr, 
Williams. 

The following were drawn Jurors for a special Court to be 
held at Boston for the tryal of suspected Persons 1 st . Tuesday 
July next Viz'. 

Mess. Joseph Bradford Jun r * 
John Setten 
Joseph Loring 
Edmund Hart 
Joseph Child 
John Matchet 

M r . Cudworth appeared & offered M r . Otis M r . Cudworth & 
M r . Conner as his Bondsman as Collector of Taxes. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 2 d . 1777. 
Present Mess . Grenough, Williams, Dorr, Preston. 

M r . Dorr informs that the Gates of the North burying Ground, 
are in the care of M r . Thomas Adams. 

(Entered in the mem. Book, Oct. 11, 1782) marginal note. 

M r . Fellows appointed to give Orders respecting the repairs of 
the Swing Bridge. 

A Certificate given to M r . Thayer that M r . Elisha Hutchinson is 
an absconder. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 43 

A Certificate given M r . Thayer of M r . Robert Hallowells being 

an Absconder. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue his Warr'. for calling a 

Town Meeting on Monday the 7' Ins'. 

M r . Scollay received of Samuel Sterns for Interest on his Bonds, 

being part of Brookers Donation, . 9 . 12/ which makes 4/ our 2 

years Interest, & with . 12. rece d . of M r . Atherton Feb 7 . 13. 

makes . 21 16 which Money was given to the following 

Selectmen to be distributed Viz 1 . 

To M r . Scollay - .3 -10 

M r . Grenough - - -- - - -3-6 

M r . Williams - 3 - 

M r . Dorr - - - - - - 3 - 

M r . Austin . . 3 _ 

M r . Fellows - 3 - 

M r . Preston 3 - 



. 21. 16 

[148.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 7, 
17V 7. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Preston. 

Information given that Cap'. Glover in a Flag of Truce from 
IIallif;ix was arrived at Rainsfbrds Island having the Small Pox 
ou board. Orders were therefore given M r . Hartley to smoke & 
cleanse, and he having Reported that the Captain & seven Pas- 
sengers were cleansed & had each a fresh Shift of Clothes & might 
come up to Town without danger Liberty was given for that 
purpose. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 7, 1777. Pres- 
ent Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Preston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 9, 1777. Pres- 
ent Mess. Dorr, Williams, Scollay, Preston, Austin. 

M r . Josiah Torrey proposes M r . William Andrews Cordwainer & 
Jeremiah Stimps Gentleman, his Bondsmen as Collector. 

Francis Shaw Esq. Collector, proposes Edw d . Procter Esq. & 
Benjamin Burt, Goldsmith. 

M r . Benjamin Sumner one Housewright proposes Benj e . Sumner 
Housewright & Jonathan Stoddard Gentleman. 

M r . Benjamin Cudworth Gentleman Collector proposes Nathan- 
iel Cudworth P^sq. & for Bondsmen as Collector. 

The Three pounds given M r . Dorr to distribute July 2 d being 
part of M rs . Brookers Donation distributed as follows Viz 1 . 
M r . Dorr. 

To Mary Parkman 

Elder Parkmans Widow - - - .18 
Hannah Collins widow ------ 18 

Mehettable Orange - - - - - -12 

Thomas Coverly - - - - - - -12 

. 3 - - 



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Scollay, .3.16/ as follows, Viz*. 
Widow Ryal 
M r ". Ballard - 
M rs . Johnson 



M r . Austin, . 3 as follows, Viz*. 

Widow Usher - 
Thorn 8 . Grenough .3 as follows, Viz'. 

Widow Mary Baker - 3-6 
[149.] M r . Williams . 3 distributed as follows. Viz*. 

Widow Royal -.1-10 

M". Taylor 1-10 




. 3- 
Cap*. Preston . 3 distributed as follows, Viz. 

Widow Frost - -.14- 

Widow Smith - - 16- 
Widow Eustis - - 16 
Widow Ray - - It 

3 
Cap'. Fellows 

Widow Ray - - - . 2 - 
M". Grice - 1 - 

.3 

Noah Parker has hired two Stalls N. 3. & 9. at 16/3 p. m. to 
commence the 1'J' of July Inst. 

Harry C'oolidge has hired two d. N. 4 & 8 @ 16/3 p. Month. 

Ordered that Leases be drawn for the same. 

M r . Sam 1 . Brick Attended concerning the Towns Warehouses 
that he Occupys the Selectmen taking into Consideration the diffi- 
culty of the times during the Operation of the Port Bill & dur- 
ing the Seige of the Town have made an abatement to him of 
. 41-8-4 in the Acco 4 . of Rent against him. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 16, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Greenough, Dorr, Preston, Scollay, Austin. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse to 
be supported at the Charge of this State, one William Green a 
sick Stranger who has not wherewithall to support himself 
Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Dorr two of the Selectmen. 

M r . Lawrence & Elisha Addington, have hired each of them one 
of the Shops at Pembertons Hill. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 22 d . 1777. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Wendell, Dorr, Greenough, Pitts. 

Agreable to the request of a number of the Inhabitants the 
Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warr'. for calling a Meeting on 
Wednesday next 3 OClock. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 45 

[15O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 23 d . 
1777. A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Green- 
ougli, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Pitts. 

Passed upon the List of Licensed Persons. 

Passed upon Paul Farmers Province Account amounting as by 
Copies on file to 804-8-9 & . 59-19-1 7 at New. Voted, to 
come to the choice of a Doctor for the Hospital at New Boston, 
& Rainsfords Island at next Meeting. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 24' 1777. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Greenough, Scollay. 

Information being given the 19' Ins 1 , that a Child at a House 
near the Salutation Ferry named Joseph Rush was broke out with 
the Small Pox, M r . Dorr gave Orders for its removal to the 
Hospital at New Boston. 

Voted, that the Chairman M r . Scollay give M r . Nazro an order 
upon the Treasurer for 50 Dollars for the supply of the Province 
Hospital. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 30' 1777. 
Present, Mess. Greenough, Dorr, Preston, Scollay, Austin, 
Williams. 

The Assessors having applied to the Selectmen for their opinion 
relative to advertising the Inhabitants of a certain time in which 
they would set for abatement, they were advised to publish in the 
Papers, that they will set the terme usually allowed by the Town 
for their setting to make abatements, and when these settings will 
be the certain time allowed by the Town having elapsed before the 
Tax Bills came out. 

Upon the application of M r . Samuel Hunt, Master of the South 
Grammar School, that an Usher might be allowed him. the 
Selectmen having considered the same and the Vote of the Town 
respecting the allowing Ushers to the Masters of the Grammar 
Writing Schools. 

Appointed M r . William Bently an Usher for the said Grammar 
School, leaving it with the Town to make such an allowance for 
his services in said Capacity, as at a future Town Meeting may 
be judged proper 

Upon the application of the Watchmen for an advance in their 
Wages on account of the high price of Provisions 

[151.] Voted, that from this date the Constables & Watch- 
men of the Town Watch be allowed fifty per cent on their present 
pay as an allowance for the present high price of Provisions & 
other necessaries of Life. 

M r . Scollay appointed to give Orders relative to securing the 
Lamps in the Town a number having been broken by disorderly 
Persons, for several Nights past. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 31 st . 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 6. 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Williams, Dorr, Fellows, Grenough, Preston. 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen took into consideration the Petitions for Licenses, 
when the following Persons were approved of viz. 
Morris Keith, as a Retailer, at his Shop, near Olivers Dock. 
W m . & Josiah Brown- - - d. - - -d. - - near Fortification. 
Joanna Trefoy - - - - - d. - - - d. - Shop in Cross Street. 
Ann Hudson - - - - d. - - - d. - - - Middle Street. 
Benjamin Loring - - Inholder - - d. - - - Golden Ball. 
Mary Gray - - - - Retailer - - d. - - Head of Hancock 

Wharff. 
Thomas Cunningham - - - d. - - - d. - - near D r . Clarkes 

Wharff. 
John Roger ------ d. - - d. - - Cambridge Street 

Susannah Caunch - - - - d. - - d. - - - - Fore Street 

Peter Ingerfield d. - - cl. - - - North Street. 

Michael Burns ----- d. - - d. - - - Bulls Wharff. 
Andrew Burger ----- d. - - d. - - Pullings Wharff. 
Matthew Nazro ----- d. - - d. - - Temple Street. 

The Selectmen agreable to the power given them at a late Meet- 
ing of the Town & in consequence of an application from M r . 
Tileston Master of the North Writing School- house. Appointed 
M r . William Doll an Usher for said School leaving it with the 
Town to make such an allowance for his Services which com- 
menced the 2*. of June last, as at a future Meeting may be 
Judged proper. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug 4 . 11, 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Preston. 

[152.] The Selectmen agreed upon a Visit to Rainsfords 
Island Wednesday next 8 OClock a.m. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 4 . 13', 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Pitts, Preston, Grenough. 

The Selectmen were at Rainsfords Island, & examined into the 
state o/ the Hospital & other Buildings. 

Cap'. Preston was appointed to examine further into the Prem- 
isses & Report what Repairs he judges to be necessary. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug 4 . 15 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay. 

Cap 4 . Amasa Davis 
Joseph Barrel 
Schrimpton Hutchinson 

were chosen Jurors for a Maritime Court to be held in Boston the 
19' Ins 1 . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 18, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams. Grenough. 

Information being given that the Wife of M r . Poor the Black- 
smith at a House in Wings Lane, is taken with the Small Pox 
whereupon M r . Poor was sent for and informed that his Wife 
must be removed to the Hospital at New Boston & he was desired 
to reconcile her to such a measure. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 47 

The Selectmen on the 16 Ins*, made choice of D r . John Welch, 
Physician to the Hospital at New Boston. 

The following was sent the Assessors of the Town, Viz'. 

Gentlemen 

It is our Opinion that the following Persons, Inhabitants of 
other Towns in this or the Neighboring States ought to be taxed 
here, for the Real Estate, they occupy and the Business they do 
here, it being agreable to Law Viz'. 
M r . Arch d . Mercer 
William Eskine 
Henry Mitchel 

Blair 

[153.] Mess. Henry Livingston 

John Boit 
We are 

Gentlemen. 

Your Hum. Servants 

JOHX SCOLLAY 
SAM AUSTIN 
HARBOTTLE DORR 
THOM S . GRKNOUGH 
JONATH'N WILLIAMS 
To 

The Assessors of the Town of Boston 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Ang'. 19, 1777 A.M. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, 
Williams, Pitts. 

The Selectmen attended to endeaver the removal of M r ". Poor. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 19, 1777. 
P.M. Present Mess". Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Will- 
iams, Pitts, Preston. 

The Selectmen having been opposed in their attempt to remove 
M. Poor with the Small Pox to the Hospital & the situation of 
the Woman being such as would make force dangerous It was 
Voted, that the House would be shut up, a Red Flag hung out, a 
Guard placed, and Fences Erected to prevent a communication of 
the Infection & Cap'. Preston was desired to see the same executed. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Ang*. 20, 1777. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Austin, Dorr, Williams. 
Passed upon a number of Petitions for Licenses. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 26, 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Wendell, Dorr. Fellows, Preston. 

M r . Snm. Pitts informed that a Schooner of his named the Anna 
Cap'. Winslow from Martinique ha<i come too at Hartleys Island, 
having one Person on board with the Smrfll Pox her Cargo con- 
sisting of about 20 hhds ; molasses, what else unknown as also how 
many of her Hands, are liable to the Infection whereupon the 
following Orders were sent M r . Hartley Viz'. 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[154.] Boston, Aug'. 26, 1777. 

M r . Samuel Hartley 

Being informed by M r . Pitts that a Schooner of his from Mar- 
tinique Cap'. Winslow Master has arrived at Rainsfords Island, 
having one of her Hands, with the Small Pox Our Orders are 
that you take the sick Person into the Hospital & receive on shore 
all the Bedding & such parts of the Cargo as are liable to retain 
Infection, which you must smoke and cleanse together with the 
Vessel & then inform us of your doings for our further directions 
If any Persons on board are exposed to the Distemper, you must 
receive them into the Well House. Suffer no one to come or go 
from the Vessel without our permit. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPEK Town Clerk. 

Youl make the necessary dispatch 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 27, 1777. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Williams. 

M r . Hartley Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island having 
Reported to us that the Schooner Anna Cap 1 . Winslow has been 
sufficiently smoked & cleansed the following Orders were sent 
him Viz'. 

Boston, Aug'. 27, 1777. 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

You having Reported to us that the Schooner Anna Cap'. Win- 
slow Master who Yesterday came to your Island with the Small 
Pox on board if sufficiently smoked& cleansed, th:it you have taken 
the Men & those Articles on shore that are liable to infection, you 
are therefore directed to permit her to leave the Island as soon as 
may be, & take good care of those Goods & Clothing that are in your 
possession, let no Person come to the Island while you have the Dis- 
temper there, & do not suffer any cf the Men that have not had 
the Distemper to leave the Island, till you have our Orders therefor. 

JOHN SCOLLAY p. Order. 

[155.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep*. 1, 
1777. Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Will- 
iams. 

A Memorial as by Copy on file, and signed by the Chairman 
relative to Intrenching Tools, being provided & praying for some 
Iron & Steel for the Workmen, was presented to the Council of 
this State. 

The Selectmen took into consideration the Resolves of the Gen- 
eral Court & Council of this State directing & impowering the 
Commissary General to dispose of to the Selectmen for the supply 
of the Inhabitants with Bread 200 blls. Flour ; and the Hoard of 
War to dispose of 500 bushels of Corn for the supply of the Poor 
Inhabitants the Flour at 30/ p. hundred & the Corn at 4/ p. 
bushel whereupon Voted, that dispose of the Flour at the 
same price allowing one barrel to eight Head of Family & taken 
the Names of those who apply for it & that dispose of the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 49 

Corn to the Head of Familys, Poor Inhabitants all giving to each 
one bushel & to receive for the same 4/ p. bushel. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Septem r . 3 d . 1 777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Preston, Will- 
iams. 

Robert Newman appeared, & pray'd liberty to open a short 
Drain from his House in Salem Street to the Common Shore. 

Voted, that Liberty be granted the said Newman to open the 
Drain as pray'd for. 

M r . Shubal Hews, attended, & agreed with the Selectmen to 
hire the Slaughter House near the S. Market, at twenty shillings 
p. Annum, for the killing of Cattle & c . promising & engaging with 
Selectmen, that the Hides & Tallow of all the Cattle killed there 
shall be sold Green for the use of the Manufacturers of this Town, 
and that he will dispose of the Carcases of the Creatures killed at 
Faneuil Hall Market, to the inhabitants for one peny p. Ib. profit, 
and that he will leave the House in as good repair as he finds it. 

[156.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sept r . 4, 
1777. Present, Mess r . Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Fellows, 
Williams. 

The following Order was given M r . Bently relative to the Corn 
sent to his Mills for the Poor Inhabitants. 

Boston Sep r . 4. 1777. 
M r . Bently 

It is the Order of the Select men that you deliver out no more 
Corn untill you have the whole quantity you are to receive from 
the Commissary General, you are then to inform the Selectmen 
of it, when you will have Orders from the Selectmen how to pro- 
ceed. 

By Order of the Selectmen. 

JOHN SCOLLAY Chairman. 

Boston: Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 10, 1777. 
Present, Messrs. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, 
Williams. 

The following Persons were drawn out of a Box to serve as 
Jurors at a Maritime Court on the 16 Ins'. Vizt. 
Mess r . Thomas Fleet 
Josiah Byles 
Josiah Eliot 

The Selectmen have this Day agreed to allow, twelve Shillings 
p. Week to Henry Christian Gear, as Board, for Sarah Child, a 
young Woman subject to fits, & who has been sent to the Alms- 
house as Province Poor ; but allowed to live at the said Gears. 

Mr. Nazro was Ordered to direct the Attendance of the Masters 
of the several Fire Engines, with a List of their respective Com- 
panies, on Fryday next at which time they are also desired to 
Report a number of suitable Persons, to fill up Vacancies ; for 
the approbation of the Selectmju. 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 17, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Greenough, Dorr, Williams. 

Gave M r . John Peck two Certificates for the Judge of Probate 
of this County, that Richard Smith Merch'. & Daniel Chismore 
Commissary General of Stores, have absented themselves from 
this Town & State & voluntarily joined themselves to our Enemies. 

M r . Dorr appointed to make a change of the Stove in y e School 
in Queen Street, the present being insufficient. 

[157.] M r . Preston & Fellows a Cornm 66 . to view the Hay 
Engine & Report what alteration in the same & of its situation 
may be necessary. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, September 22 d . 
1777. Present, Mess. Scollay, Greenough, Williams, Dorr, 
Preston. 

M r . Dorr appointed to Agree with Cap 1 . Joseph Webb for a 
Stove for the School in Court Street, Reported, that he had seen 
the said Webb, who consented that the Town should have the 
Stove for 16, he to allow 10/ (?) for the old one, which Report 
was accepted. 

M r . Scollay & M r . Williams appointed to agree with the Treas- 
urer for a Sum of Money to be advanced for the mileage of a 
number of Soldiers, to be draughted from this Town agreeable to 
a Resolve of the General Assembly. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 1, 1777. 
Present, Mess. : Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, 
Fellows, Preston. 

M r . Dorr appointed to agree with some Workmen to repair the 
North Writing School as far as should be thought necessary. 

Cap'. Fellows & Deacon Preston, to see the South AVriting 
School repair'd as far as they shall judge it necessary. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 15, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, 
Preston. 

M r . Doll, Usher of the North Writing School, acquainted, the 
Selectmen, that he had resigned his Office as Usher of the said 
School. 

Deacon Grenough appointed to collect the Spades Pick Axes, 
fec. belonging to the Slate, and deposit them in the Chamber 
over Faneuil Hall. (See mem Book Septem. 18, 1782. - 
Marginal Note.) 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 22 d . 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, Fel- 
lows. 

M r . Scollay having informed the Selectmen that he had rec d . of 

M r . Sterns, payment for his Bond the Principal being 

80. & the Interest 5-4-6- the same being part of the moneys 
left by M rs . Hannah Brooker. 

[158.] Voted, that the aforegoing Sum of 80 being the Prin- 
cipal of the Bond received, be lent the Town, the Treasurer to give 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 51 

his Obligation for the same, with Interest, which Interest is to be 
paid as received to poor Widows, in conformity to the last Will of 
M". Brooker. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 24, 1777. 
Present Mess". 

Jurors for a Maritime Court to be held in Boston the 24 Inst' 
were drawn out of the Box. the Persons drawn were Jeremiah 
Belknaps, Jeremiah Bumstead, Thomas Bayley. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 25, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Fellows, Preston. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue his Notification & Warr' 
for a Town Meeting on Tuesday next 10. OClock A.M. 

M r . Dorr appointed to purchase two Chaldrons of Coal for the 
Selectmens Chamber and the Assessors Room. 

It was agreed by the Selectmen to meet for future on their sit- 
ting Days during Winter at 3 O'Clock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 4, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Pitts, Dorr, Grenough, Fellows, Preston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 5, 1777. 
Present, M css . Austin, Wendell, Dorr, Grenough, Preston. 

Complaint being made to the Selectmen, that some of the Irons 
for fixing the Town Lamps, had been stolen Deacon Preston 
was appointed to take down such of them, as were exposed, & 
deposit the same in the Chamber over Faneuil Hall. (Entered in 
the mem. Book Oct. 11 th . 1782. Marginal Note.) 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 7, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Preston. 

[loi).] The Tanners appeared & complained, of the Butchers 
that occupy the Stalls in Faneuil Hall Market, that they withhold 
the Hides from them, contrary to Agreement. 

A number of said Butchers attended' & promised to comply as 
far as they were able with their Agreem 1 . 

Agreed, to propose a Perambulation between this Town and 
Roxbury. on Wednesday next 10. OClock Forenoon, to the Select- 
men of said Roxbury & the Town Clerk was directed to write 
them accordingly. 

mem. the forms are entered at large ; Minute Book Septem r . 
22 d . 1762. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb y . 1, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Storer, Pitts, Austin, Storer, Grcanleaff. 

M r . Moses May being appointed a measurer of the Wood & 
Bark brought into this Town by Land. Orders were this Day 
given him, & an Advertisement sent to the Printers advising & 
cautioning the Inhabitants as by Copies on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting cf the Selectmen, Novem'. 12, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Fellows, Dorr, Preston. 



52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

It was ordered by the Selectmen that the Town Clerk, draw in 
favor of M r . Nazro in the next Draft, 4-13-4 in addition to his 
Quarterly Grant of 5-6-8, making in the whole 10 p. Quarter, 
it being in consideration of the high price of Provisions. 

Voted that the Town Clerk have an Order in the Octo r . Draft 
for 150 One hundred & fifty pounds. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 14, 1777. 
P.M. Present, Mess. Preston, Fellows, . 

The above Selectmen perambulated the Line between Boston 
and Roxbury as by return made. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 19, A.M. 
1777. Present, Mess". . 

The following Persons Viz 1 . Mess rs . Henry Stanbridge, William 
Downe Cheever. Timothy White, Nath 1 . Pierce Merch 1 . were drawn 
Jurors for Maritime Coui't .to be held at Boston the 25' Inst. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 19, 1777. 
P.M. Present, Mess". . 

[16O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 
22 d , 1777. Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Pitts. 

Information being given the Selectmen that Cap'. Godfrey in a 
Cartel from Hallifax having had the Small Pox on board, was 
stop'd at Rainsfords Island. 

The following Letter was sent the Keeper of the Hospital on 
said Island, Viz'. 

Boston Novem r . 22 d , 1777. 
Mr. Samuel Hartley 

The Selectmen being informed that the Schooner Cap'. 

Godfrey Master a Cartel from Hallifax, was stop'd at Rains- 
fords Island as having the Small Pox on board, it is their 
Orders to you, that you take on shoar those Persons that have or 
are liable to have the Distemper keep them seperate untill they 
Brake out, take on Shoar all the Goods Cloaths Bedding & c . that 
are liable to retain infection. Let them be well taken care off & 
well Cleansed & Smoaked. Let the Vessell also be well Cleansed 
& Smoaked when this is done then report to us from whom you 
will receive further directions those Persons on board that have 
had the Small Pox you may permit to Leave the Island taking 
Care that they are well Cleansed & that they have a Fresh shift 
of Cloathes before they leave the Island, Let no Persons come to 
or go from the Island without orders from us. 

By Order of the Selectmen. 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 26, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, 
Preston. 

It was Ordered by the Selectmen on the 14th Instant that Will- 
iam Bently, be allowed sixty Pound, as Usher of the South 
Grammar School and for the rise of the [161.] Necessaries of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1777. 53 

Life, in the same proportion as the Town have allowed M r . Hunt 
the Master of said School, and this till the further Order of the 
Town which is . 40 the whole . 100 p. annum. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 27, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Williams, Grenough. 
Passed upon Sundry Accounts. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 2 d , 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin. Dorr, Preston, Grenough. 

An application made to the Selectmen by the Overseers of the 
Poor, that a Town Meeting may be called, to consider of some 
method to supply them with moneys, for the use of the Almshousc. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 3, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Fellows, Preston. 

Mr. Uran Master of Engine N. 4 applies for the Premium al- 
lowed by the Town for bringing his Engine to work first at the 
Fire which lately broke out at the Goal in Queen Street. 
Not to be drawn. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 4, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay. Williams, Wendell, Dor, Grenough. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Monday the 7 th . Ins'. 3 O'Clock P.M. 

M r . Edes has the printing of the Notification for said Meeting. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 10, 1777. 
Present Mess". , Dorr, Grenough, . 

The Selectmen having rec'd of Kit-hard Devins Commissary 
General by an Order of the General Court 117 Casks of Flour w l . 
417_2-14- @ 3/ p. a. am , to . 615-18-9, the same being for 
the use of the. Inhabitants of this Town, it was accordingly dis- 
posed off at the same price to said Inhabitants & the money rec d . 
was paid the said Commissary [162.] And a Receit taken of 
which the following is a Copy Viz*. 

Received the above Contents of John Scollay Esq. by the 
hands of Mr. Isaac Pierce in behalf of this State. 

RIC D . DEVINS Comm r . General.. 

Five hundred bushels of Corn was also received for the use of 
the Poor of the Town of the War office, which was also sold at 
the same price to the Inhabitants & the Money received paid the 
Board of War & a receit taken of tlie following tenor, Viz'. 

War Office, Boston Septem r . 29, 1777. 

Received of John Scollay Esq., Selectman of Boston One hun- 
dred pounds in full for five hundred bushels Indian Corn. 

per Thorn 9 . Ivers Cash r to the 

Board of War. 
100 
The Bills of Parcels & Receits are put on file. 



54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decemb r . 16, 1777. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Williams, Fellows, 
Preston . 

The Selectmen took into consideration the late Vote of the 
Town, for the regulation of Faneuil Hall Market, & the manner in 
which it was to be carried into execution. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 17, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Preston. 

The Selectmen returned a List of Losses sustained by the Town 
from the Enemy which exclusive of the losses returned in the 
several Wards amounts as per Copy on file to 1140-13-4. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 23 d , 1777. 
Present, Mess rs . Scollay, Austin, Fellows, Preston. 

The Selectmen again took into consideration the Vote of the Town 
respecting the market, & as the Butchers who occupy the Stalls 
decline holding them on the terms of their Contract if strictly 
carried into execution, & a Town Meeting is to be called relative 
to choosing an additional Number of Assessors, it was Agreed 
that the Sense of the Town should be taken at said Meeting, & 
the Butchers not excluded their Stalls till this matter is laid before 
the town. 

[163.] Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for 
the calling a Town Meeting on Fryday next, 3 OClock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 26, 1777. 
Present. Mess rs . Scollay, Wendell, Williams, Austin, Dorr, Preston. 

Certificates were given that Jonathan Luring Esq., Joshua 
Loring Jun r . & Joseph Goldthvvait Esq. late Residents of Boston 
are now absconding & have in the opinion of the Selectmen Join'd 
our Enemies &c. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 31, 1777. 
Present. Mess. Scollay, Austin, Greuough, Preston, Williams, 
Dorr, Wendell, Pitts. 

M r . Samuel Holbrook applys to the Selectmen for an assistant 
to him as Master of the School in the Common whereupon 

Voted, that M r . Holbrook be allowed for his Assistant . 34 
per Year & . 16 per Year on Acco'. of the rise of Provisions. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec 1 . 7, 1777. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Wendell, Fellows, Williams, 
Grenough, Dorr. 

The Selectmen being informed by M r . Wendell that a Person to 
be unknown, had given him One hundred Pounds lawful Money, 
to be laid out for Wood by them, and given to such Poor Persons 
as they may Judge the most suitable Objects for said Chanty. 

M r . Austin & Capt. Fellows were appointed to procure Wood 
for the purpose aforesaid & to Report to the Selectmen who will 
then determine on the Distribution thereof 

(See January 13 th . & April 15 th . 1778. Marginal note.) 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 55 

The Selectmen being by an Order of Court impowered to pur- 
chase of the Board of War the Towns proportion of Steel Cap'. 
Fellows was appointed to confer with M r . Gridley the Blacksmith 
relative to the purchase of the same & the disposal of it among the 
Smiths &c. & to Report to the Selectmen the next Wednesday. 

[164.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan r . 8, 
1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin. Williams, Grenough. 

M r . Hartley having Reported to us that Cap'. Godfrey &c. were 
clear from Infection, the following was sent M r . Hartley. 

You having Reported to us that .Cap'. Godfrey who has had the 
Small Pox is now clear of all infection, you are permitted to let 
him depart the Island & a fresh Suit of Clothes being provided 
for him, and such of his things as are sufficiently smoked and 
cleaned, he may bring up with him. You must be very careful 
least the Distemper should in any way be communicated from 
your Island. 

By Order of the Selectmen. 

WILLIAM COOPER, Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jany 11, 1778. 
A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Will- 
iams. Fellows, Preston, Wendell, Pitts. 

The Selectmen and the Overseers of the Poor, together with the 
Justices, met in pursuance of an Order of the General Court, to 
consort measures for a strict search of the Houses in this Town, 
for all suspected Persons who were to be taken up and sent to the 
Work house. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Justices, &" P.M. 
Present, Messrs. Scollay, Austin, Grenough. Dorr. 

The Selectmen, Justices, & c .. Overseers agreed upon a return to 
be made the General Court of their doings on the Visitation. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Alex r . Edwards, Levi Jennings, 
and Thorn 8 Sherburne were drawn out of the Box for a Maritime 
Court. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jany 13', 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams. Grenough. 

The Comm 66 appointed to procure Wood, for the Poor agreable 
to the mind of the Gentleman who has given by M r . Wendell 
100 for that purpose Reported, that Wood was not to be pur- 
chased and M r . Wendell informing that money given the Poor in- 
stead of Wood will be agreable to the donor. 

(See January 7 th and April 15, 1778. Marginal note.) 

[165.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y 14', 
1778. Present, Mess Preston, Scollay, Preston, Fellows, Will- 
iams. 

A number of Butchers attended, who hire stalls in Faneuil 
Hall Market, and signed Leases for the same, all commencing the 
1' of January Inst. Vizt. 



56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Thomas Mayo a Lease for 2 Stalls N 1 & 14 @ 16/3d p. m. 

Daniel Saunders " " "2 t4 3 & 9 @ 16/3d p. m. 

Elijah White " " " 2 ' 15 & 19 @ 16/3.1 p. m. 

Jeremiah Parker " 4 ' "2 " 14 & 20 @ 16/3d p. m. 

Noah Parker k ' " -'2 ' 4 & 8 @ l6/3d p. ni. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y 15, 1778. 
Present, Mess Grenough, Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y 16, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Grenough, Austin, Preston, Williams, Scollay. 

Voted that the Town Clerk be directed to issue a Warrant for a 
Town Meeting on Tuesday next 10 OClock A.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan 7 20, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Preston, Grenough. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed the 1' Inst. to receive into the 
Almshonse on the Province Acco 1 . and Robert Haynes his Wife 
and Child, also one Henry Conner, to be supported at the charge 
of the Province they being not Inhabitants of any Town in this 
Province, nor having wherewithal! to support them themselves. 
Orders signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Austin. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y 21, 1778. 
A.M. Present, Scollay Austin, Fellows, Don 1 , Williams. 

The Selectmen took into consideration the Vote of the Town 
relative to Watchman and draw up a report for to lay before the 
Inhabitants. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y 21', 1778, 
P.M. Present, Mess". Austin, Grenough, Preston. 

[166.] The following Sums were rec d . of Sundry Persons by 
M r . Scollay, for Interest on M". Brookers Bonds being a Dona- 
tion to Poor Widows & sick Persons of M r . Sterns, Interest on 

his Bond -5-10-6 

rec d . the 22d. Octo r last 

of Col. Marshall - - " 11-10-8 

of Col. Miller " 31-14-4 



-48-15-6 

Money rec d some time before. 
Distributed as follows Viz'. 
M r . Austin, 

To M rs . Whitcomb . 1 - 16 

To M r ". Chamberlain - 1-16 

To M". White - - - - 1-16 



. - 5 - 8 - 
Grenon^h, 

To Widow Lee .3-12 

To Widow Wendell 2-8 

6- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 57 

Preston, 

To Widow Welch - .1-18 

To Widow Eustis - 1-16 

To Widow Smith - - - - 1-16 



5-10 
Williams, 

To \Vidow Royal - - .1-10 

To M". Wain wright - 1-10 

To Widow Homer - - - 2-2 



Scollay, 

To Widow Royal - .1-10 

To M r8 . Woolcut - 1-16 

To M rs . Balland - 1-4 

To M rs . Muggerage 1 - 4 



5-12 
Dorr, 

To Widow Mary Parkman - . 2 - 14 

To Widow Hannah Collins - - 2-14 



5-8 
Fellows, 

To M. Wheeler - .2-3 

To Widow Welch - 2-2 

To Widow Stewart - - - 2-2 



6-6 



39-6 

[167.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 
24, 1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, 
Grcnough. 

An Advertisement relative to the Town Watch was agreed 
upon at this meeting, and the Town Clerk is directed to publish 
the same in tlie Mondays Paper. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan*. 28', 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin. Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Grenough. 

John Scollay, Esq , has in his hands of the Money rec d . of 
Coll . Miller for his Bond Principal and Interest which was given 
M". Brooker, & is part of her Donation to poor Widows & sick 
People, 3 State Notes of 10 each, being 30, on Interest, pay- 
able the 18' of this Ins'. January, 1778. 

Ichabod Williston, appointed a Watchman in Constable Wears 
Watch. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb*. 4, 1778. Pres- 
ent, Mess". Austin, Williams, Preston, Grenough, Scollay, Dorr. 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Richard Hunnewell applys for the Premium allowed by the 
Town for bringing their Engine to work first on the Fire at Frog 
r Lane, in a House occupied by M r . Pierce. 

Voted, that he have a draft for 3 the Premium aforesaid. 

drawn for. 

Passed upon M r . Paul Farmers Province Accounts amounting 
as p. Copies on file to 9 - 6 - 12 - & 56 - 9 - 9. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb. 10, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Preston, 
Williams. 

The Selectmen attended, 'and examined the Lists of Jurymen 
returned by the Assessors, and renewed & sorted the several 
Boxes. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 11, 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Williams. 

Passed upon Sam. Hartleys Province Account [168.] amount- 
ing to 160 - 4 - as p. Copy on file, 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 18, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, Preston. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb y . 23 d . 1778. 
Present. Scollay, Wendell, Austin, Grenough, Preston. 

The Captains of the, the [.s/c] several Engine Companies at- 
tended and the Resolve of Court, excusing them from certain 
Military dutys was read to them 

Thomas Uran, Master of Engine N. 4 applys for 2 Premiums, 
^ for his Company, for the late Fires at the Goal and in Wings 
Lane drawn for. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk draw foi- the above mentioned 
Premiums next draft being . 3-p. Five. 

George llidgway applys for his Company of Engine N. 6, their 
/* Premium for the late Fire at M r . Shardons House New Boston 

drawn for. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk draw, for same, being three Pounds 
next Draft Day. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 2 d ., 1778. 
Present, Mess. Williams, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Scollay. 

Five extra Jurymen drawn out of Box for the Superior Court 
now sitting. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing, March 5, to receive the Report of the Comm ce . relative to 
an Orator to commemorate the Massacre of the 5'. of March 
1770. 

Mess". Powers & Willis to have the printing of the Notifica- 
tions. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 4', 1777, 
[sic]. Present, Mess. Scollay, Williams, Preston. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 51) 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 5, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Preston. 

[169.] Town Clerk directed to issue his "Warrant for the 
Annual March Meeting, on Monday the 9'. Instant. 

Voted, that Mess. Fleet have the printing of the Notification. 

Voted, that John Scollay & a Committee to wait on 

D r . Cooper and to [blotted] would open the Meeting 

with Prayer. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 9, 1778, A.M. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Pitts, Dorr, Williams. Fellows, Preston. 

Information given that a Child of M r . Nicholas Bows was broke 
out with the Small Pox, & declining to let his Child be removed. 
Voted, that his House be fenced up & a flag put out. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 9, 1778, 
A.M. Present, Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Williams, Fellows, 
Preston. 

Comm ee . of the General Court attended relative to Small Pox. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 10, 1778, 
A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr. Preston. Williams, 
Grenough. 

Overseers met the Selectmen in order to agree upon a, search 
relative to Small Pox. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 10, 1778, 
P.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Preston. 
The Overseers & Selectmen met after the Visitation. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 11, 1778, 
A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Williams, Fellows, 
Grenough, Preston. 

Information given the Selectmen by several Physicians that the 
Small Pox has broke out at one Richards in Tattle Street, M r . 
Sheaff in Queen Street, M". Jewets at D r . Scotts, at M r . Austin 
in Cornhill at M r . Cunningham near the Red Lyon, at Scott the 
Shoemaker's. 

Representation of the State of the Distemper was given in to 
a Committee of the Court. 

[17O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 
12, 1778. Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, 
Williams. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Satturday the 14'. Ins'. 10 O'Clock A.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 14, 1778, 
A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Dorr, Fellows, 
Preston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 14, 1778, P.M. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Wendell, Pitts. Dorr. Preston, Fellows. 



GO CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Town Clerk was directed to make out a List of the Physi- 
cians in this Town, and to give directions for their attendance 
being desired at M r . Scollays House at Sabbath Evening 7. 
O'Clock, in order to acquaint them with the Votes of the Town 
relative to the Small Pox. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 15, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Wendell, Pitts, Austin, Dorr, Fellows, 
Grenough. 

The Physicians of the Town attended at M r . Scollays House and 
were acquainted with the Votes of the Town relative to the Small 
Pox, and those present engaged upon honor not to Inoculate any 
Persons after the 24 th . Instant and that they were ready to Inocu- 
late the Poor Inhabitants gratis The Physicians present were 

D r . Lloyd, D r . Whitworth, D r . Gardner, D r . Stedman, D r . 
Yorkus, D r . Warren, D r . Townsend, D r . Kast, D r . Welch, D r . 
Jarvis, D r . Rand. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 16. Pres- 
ent Mess. Scollay, Austin, Preston. 

Mess. John Marston, William Davis, Caleb Blanchard, Edward 
Davis, were drawn Jurors for Maratime Court to be held on the 
17' Inst. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 17, 1777. 
[s/c] A.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows. 

The store lately occupied by William Gray, deceased, is let to 
John Boyce, for . 25 -p. year, Rent to commence the 1' of 
March Instant. 

[171.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 
18, 1778. Present, Mess. Preston, Austin, Dorr, Gienough, Pitts, 
Scollay. 

Coll . Shaw a Collector, for the present Year proposes Maj r . 
Edward Procter & M r . Benjamin Burt as his Bondsmen. 

M r . Torrey, proposes William Porter, Trader, Joseph Ford, 
Trader, as his Bondsmen. 

M r . Cudworth proposes Andrew Johonnot, Distiller, Elias Park- 
man Merch*. & John Fairservice Trader, as his Bondsmen. 

M r . Sumner, proposes Benjamin Sumner & M r . John Stoddard 
as his Bondsmen. 

M r . Sloan Master of Hancock Engine applies to the Selectmen 
for the .3 Premium allowed by the Town to his Engine Com- 
pany for bringing their Engine to work first upon the Fire which 
lately broke out at drawn. 

John Champinge Cap 1 , of Engine N. 1 1, applys for ihe Premium 
by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first on the 
Fires which broke out in Edw d . Blanchards Greens Lane, & 
Widow Smalls House Sea Streets drawn. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk give a draft in the February Draft 
on the Treasury. 

The Selectmen took into consideration the expediency of send- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. Gl 

ing those Persons out of the Town who are Inhabitants in other 
Towns in this State ; but apprehending there would bo great 
danger of spreading the Small Fox by such a proceedure It was 

Voted, not to send them out of Town. 

M r . Williams & M r . Grenough a Committee to procure five yards 
of Cloth, for the Orator, who delivered an Oration on the a' of 
March Ins', according to the constant practise on such occasions. 

M r . Preston & M r . Fellows a Comm ee . to procure from Col. 
Crafts a return of that part of the Town Stock of Ammunition 
which were sent him, to prepare for immediate use. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 21, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Grenough. 

[172.] M r . Cudworths Bondsmen were approved of by the 
Selectmen, at this Meeting. 

M r . Torrys Bondsmen were also accepted. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 2o, 1778. 
Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Preston, Grenough, Will- 
iams,- Fellows. 

Cap 1 . Joab Hunt Engine N. 2 applies to the Selectmen for 3 
premiums for bringing their P^ngine to play first on the Fires which 
lately broke out at M r . Willistons, Cap 1 . Malcombs, & Cap 1 . Green- 
woods Houses, North End. 

Voted, that he have a draught for said Premiums next Draught 
Day in February Draught. drawn for 

Alexander Davidson applys for a Fish Stall on Dock Square. 

The following was sent the Assessors of the Town, Viz'. 

Gentlemen 

It is our Opinion that the following Persons Inhabitants of 
other Towns in this & other States ought to be taxed, here for the 
Real Estate they Occupy and the Business they do here, it being 
agreable to Law Viz 1 . 

M r . Samuel Brown John Livingston 

Zepheniah Platt Coll . Elisha Doan 

Joseph Reed Archibald Marcer 

John Brown Coll . - - Griffin 

Christopher LefHngwell William Erskine 

James Jar vis Coll . Joseph Ingersoll 

Adam Babcock Winthrop Sargent 

Henry Livingston 
We are 
Gentl u . 

Your hum. Serv 4 . 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
SAMUEL AUSTIN 
HAUBOTTLE DORR 
JONATHAN WILLIAMS 
THOMAS GRKNOUGH 
JOHN PRESTON 

Selectmen of Boston 



62 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[173.] M r . Nazro directed to require Constable "Wears attend- 
ance next Wednesday. 

Cap'. John Elgin [blotted] of Engine No. 11, applys for the 
Premium for playing with their Engine first on the P'ire which 
lately broke out at M r . Perkins near M r . Moreheads Meeting 
House 

granted 

draft 

The following additional Orders were given the Constable of 
the Watch, Viz. 

drawn for 

You are !n addition to former Orders now directed, that when 
on your duty as a Watchman with those under you, you be ex- 
ceeding vigilant in the discharge of the same that you send out 
two rounds at least every Night with an audible Voice that they 
give the time of Night & the Weather, every 50 or 60 paces, & 
remember that the safety of the Town much depends, on your 
care. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 

Boston March 25', 1778. 
Gentlemen 

We informed yon sometime past that your Town was indebted 
for the support of M r . Benjamin Sprague one of its Inhabitants, 
at the Hospital at Rainsfords Island when under the Small Pox, 
Ten Pounds on account of particulars has been also sent, but we 
have not as yet received payment or so much as a Line from you. 
We are loath to commence a Suit & would therefore once more 
pray you to discharge the s d . Acco 1 . or that you will be pleased to 
give us the reasons that prevent you 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 
The Selectmen of Maiden. 

[174.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 
26, 1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Pitts, Dorr, Fellows, 
Williams, Preston, Grenough. 

The Committee of Correspondence & the Selectmen met in 
order for jointly consulting the best method of carrying the 
Resolve of the General Court relative to pi'oviding Shoes & 
Stockings for this towns proportion of the Continental Army, 
when a Visitation of the several Wards, for the purpose aforesaid 
was agreed upon, to be on the Morrow. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 30', 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Grenough. 

The Committee of Correspondence Inspection & Safety attended 
with the Selectmen, in order to make return of the visitation in 
the several Wards, relative to procuring Shoes and Stockings. 
It was agreed at this Meeting, that as the Committee for the 
several Wards, find it impracticable to procure any quantity of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 63 

Shirts Shoes & Stockings p r . Subscription for our proportion of 
Troops in the Continental Army, that each one of said Committee 
go through their respective wards, & endeavor to procure a Sub- 
scription for money, sufficient to procure said articles, untill it 
can be repaid out of a Tax to be laid for that purpose. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 1', 1778. 
Present, Mess' 8 . Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Fellows, Pres- 
ton, Williams. 

M r . John Wear, Constable of the North Watch having neglected 
his duty was dismissed from that service, together with the Watch 
men. 

The Watchmen having applyed for a further allowance on Ac- 
count of the high price of the necessaries of Life, and the Select- 
men having considered this matter. 

Voted, that the Constables of said Watch have a Draft for their 
future Services at the rate of . 4 10/ p. Month & the Watchmen 
at the rate of . 3 - p. Month. 

Voted, that M r . Dorr & M r . Grenough be a [175.] Committee 
to engage a suitable person to serve as Constable of the North 
Watch, and that the Constable is to look out for men for Watch- 
men. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 8, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Fellows, Pres- 
ton. 

The Committee for collecting an estimate of the Damages, and 
Losses this Town has sustained by the enemy, attended by the 
desire of the Selectmen, and such of them as had neglected their 
duty, were urged to compleat the business assigned them by the 
Town, as soon as possible. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 15, 1778. 
Present. Mess". Austin, Preston, Dorr, Fellows. 

The Committee appointed to engage a Constable, and the men 
for the North Watch Reported whereupon 

Voted, that Joseph Edmunds, be Constable of the North Watch 
& Samuel Colesworthy, Samuel Breed, and John Bovey, Watch- 
men for the said Watch. John Colesworthy, and Ichabod Willis- 
ton were added. 

The last meeting Deacon Jones, and Cap'. Marston. Tavern 
Keepers were sent for upon suspicion, that one, and on compliant 
that the other, had allowed of Gaming in their Houses. M r . Jones 
acknowledged the offence, and promised that he would not suffer 
the Play of Back Gammon for the Future. M r . Marston assured 
the Selectmen, that he should pay all due obedience to the Lnws. 

Voted, that the Money borrowed for the purpose of procuring 
Shirts Stockings, & Shoes for the Continental Soldiers be immedi- 
ately laid out. 

Deacon Simpkins Commissary to provide for Soldiers Wives was 
permitted to make use of the Shop lately improved by M r . Hub- 
bard for the purpose of receiving those Supplies. 



64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[176.] M r . Scollay Reported that he had distributed the Sum 
of . 16 -16 -being part of the . 100 -given the 7'. of Jan y last 
by an unknown hand, for the use of the Poor. Viz 1 . 

To M. Royal .1-10 

M rs . Walcut 1-16 

M. Ballard 1-4 

M. Muggeridge ------ 1-4 

M rs . Bennet 1-4 

M rs . Winslow 1-4 

M rs . Langley 1-10 

M rs . Richards 1 - Ifi 

Jacob Emmons ------- 2-8 

M rs . Pelham 1-4 

M ra . Usher 1-10 

M". Nuttage - 12 

. 16- 16 
M r . Austin Reports that he had distributed Viz 1 . 

To Augustus Hail .1-16 

Thomas Bradford ------ 1 16 

M. Prout 2-2 

M". Gee 1-4 

M. Raymond ------- 1-4 

M". Popkins 1-4 

M rs . Mary Marshall 1-16 



11-2 
M r . Dorr Reports that he had distributed, Viz. 

To Thomas Caverley .2-8 

Widow Ann Me Million - - - - 1-16 
John Scottow ------- 1 16 

Widow Mary Furber 1-16 

Widow Sarah Peat 1-16 

Widow Mary Hall 1-10 



11-2 
M r . Preston Reports that he had distributed, Viz. 

To Widow Adams .1-16 

Widow Jackson ----- i _ g - 6 

Sarah Holbrook 2-2 

John Holes 2-2 

M r . Peacham 1-16 

M rs . Chandler 1-16 



11 - 0-6 

50-10-6 
see February 11 - 1779 

[177.] Richard Hunnewell of Engine N. 9. applys for the 
Premium allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work 
first at the Fire which lately broke out at M r . Crosbys House 
South End. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 65 

Voted, that M r . Hunnewell have a draught for the same 

drawn 

The Selectmen taking into consideration the great prevalency 
of Vice & Immoralities, have agreable to a Law of this State, im- 
powered M r . Isaac Pierce to oversee & inform of any breaches of 
the Acts against Vice & Prophaness &c. for which he is to have a 
meet recompence. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 21', 1778. 
Present, Mess. Preston, Dorr, Greenough, Austin. 

The Tavernkeepers attended, and assured the Selectmen that 
they would not allow of Gaming in their Houses. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 29, 1778 
Present, Mess. Greenough, Preston, Dorr, Williams. 

M r . Urau Master of Engine N. 4. applys for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first on 
the Fire, which lately broke out in a Barn in Royal Exchange 
Alley granted. 

Mess. Thomas Daws, Thomas Boylston, & Charles Sigorney 
were chose Jurors for Maritime Court to be held on the 5 th . of May 
next. 

M r . Peirce had Orders given him with respect to overseeing & 
informing of any breaches of the Acts & Orders of the State & 
Town for the Suppression of Vice & Disorders as by Copy on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 2 d , 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough. 

The Town Clerk directed to issue his Warr'. for a Town Meeting 
Monday the 4' Ins'. 10 OClock to consider of [178.] a proper 
method for procuring the Men Ordered to be raised for the Conti- 
nental Army. 

Voted, that Mess. Powers & Willis have the printing of the 
Notifications for said Meeting. 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish the following Advertise- 
ment viz 1 . 

The Occupiers of the Houses in this Town which have been in- 
fected with the Small Pox, are hereby desired to cleanse their re- 
spective Houses & everything therein capable of retaining Infection, 
with the utmost dispatch, as there will soon be a general Visitation 
& such measures taken as may enable the Selectmen to acquaint 
the Publick that this Town is so free from Infection as that such 
Persons as have removed & others may return & come into it with 
safety. The several Physicians who have Inoculated or attended 
upon those who have had the Distemper are requested to make 
their respective Returns immediately 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER, Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 5, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Fellows. 

Cap'. Hunnewell applys for the Premium allowed by the Town' 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

for bringing their Engine to work first at the Fire which lately 
broke out at William Henshaws House, South End. 

Voted, that he have a draught for the same in April Draught on 
the Treasury, drawn for. 

M r . Boyce applys for leave to erect a Shed at the End of the 
Store he hires of the Town M r . Scollay & M r . Austin were 
appointed a Comm ee to view the ground & give a permit, for the 
same, if they Judge it to be convenient & for the Interest of the 
Town. 

Voted, that M r . Sumner be excused from any further service at 
the Smoke House & that the smoking be discontinued. 

[179.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 8, 
1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr. 

Voted, that a Warrant be issued for calling a Town Meeting for 
the choice of Representatives &c. on Wednesday the 1 1 ' of May Ins 1 . 

Voted, that Mess". Powers & Willis have the printing of the 
Notifications. 

M r . Fellows & M r . Preston to wait on the Rev 4 . M r . Wright and 
desire him to open the Town Meeting with Prayer. 

Committee on the application of M r . Boyce Reported, that he 
have leave to run up a Shed taking in one Window of M". Cusneaus 
Shop, provided he runs a Fence across the whole of the Land 
which Report was accepted by the Selectmen. 

The Board of War have engaged with M r . Austin & M r . Dorr, 
to defray the Charge of Cap'. Harringtons Men, sick of the Small 
Pox & other Disorders at the Hospital at Rainsfords Island. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 11, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Grenough. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 13', 1778. 
Present, Mess 1 *. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows. 

Gave a Certificate that Frederick William Geyer is an Absentee 
to M r . Marston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 14, 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Grenough, 
Preston, Fellows. 

Overseers attended & agreed upon a walk or Visitation of the 
Town in order to know the state of the Town with respect to the 
Small Pox. 

[18O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 15, 
1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Preston. 
Overseers attended with their several Returns. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 16, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Williams. 

M r . Samuel Hartley 

You are directed to receive into the Hospital under your care 
one Lemmon & Sayler & a Boy, with the Small Pox, & you must 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 67 

now use the same precautions to prevent y e communication of the 
Distemper as when this Town was not infected. 
By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Town Clerk directed to publish an Advertisement relative to the 
Small Pox. 

Thomas Knox applys for liberty to open a drain from his Cellar 
to the Common Shoar, Liberty was granted on Condition that he 
make good the ground to the satisfaction of the Selectmen. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 20, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Preston. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for calling a 
Meeting relative to the Form of Government agreed upon by the 
General Assembly to be laid before the several Towns for their as- 
sent or dissent. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 30', 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Fellows, Grenough, Preston, 
Dorr, Williams. 

Nathaniel Colesworthy admitted a Watchman for the North 
Watch, in the room of Ichabod Williston, dismissed. 

The Inhabitants of this Town & the General Assembly now 
sitting being greatly disturbed with the conduct [181.] of some 
Persons who have inoculated for the Small Pox, or concealed the 
Distemper & the Selectmen apprehending for the consequences 
Voted, that M r . Austin be employ'd, for the prosecution of 
such Offenders. 

D r . Nutting was return'd to M r . Austin for prosecution. 

The Selectmen having received a Precept from the Hon ble . John 
Pickering J r . Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the 
choice of two Persons to serve the Town in the capacity of Repre- 
sentatives in the room of the Hon ble . M r . Pitts & M r . Wendell who 
have been chosen into the Council the Town Clerk was directed 
to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting on Wednesday next 3. 
OClock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 1, 1778. 
Present Mess. , Austin, Dorr, Williams, Preston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 3, 1778. 
Present Mess. Austin, Williams, Frazier, Price. 

The following Persons were chose Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held 9. of June next Viz'. Joseph Callender, William Gooch, 
Henry Hill, Peter Boyer. Dear Island Leased to Joseph Vose, 
Esq. Moses Vose Gentlemen both of Milbury upon the former 
terms for one year at . 150 p. year. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 5, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Fellows, Preston, Williams, 
Price, Frazier, Dorr. 



68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Voted, that M r . Knight & M r . Ramsdel be prosecutd for bring- 
ing the Small Pox into the Town or concealing it. 

Information being given that the Small Pox had broke out in 
M r . Howards House North End & declining to have the Person 
removed, who had the Distemper Directions were given, for 
erecting a Fence, & the putting out a Flag, as a signal of In- 
fection. 

M r . Grenough & Dorr appointed to see the above Order carried 
into execution. 

[182.] M r . Austin is appointed to assist in carrying on the 
prosecution against D r . Nutting & c . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 7, 1778. 
Present Messrs. Scollay, Dorr, Williams, Grenough, Frazier, 
Price. 

A new Advertisement Ordered relative to the state of the Small 
Pox. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 8', 1778, 
A.M. Present Mess rs . Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Williams, Preston, 
Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

A new Advertisement Ordered relative to the state of the Small 
Pox. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 8', 1778, 
A.M. Present, Mess". Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Williams, Pres- 
ton, Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

Information given the Selectmen that the Small Pox is in a House 
of one Jones, near Trinity Church, at M rs . Braclishes Houses the 
bottom of King Street, at M r . Wilds house in Cornhill & at M. 
Eyares at Whitons Point. 

M r . Isaac Pierce having in his hands, & possession sundry Arti- 
cles delivered him as the property of one Richard Conyer a Free 
Negro from Long Island, who lately died of the Small Pox was 
directed by the Selectmen to dispose of the same in order to 
defray the charge of his sickness & burial, he keeping an Account 
of the same, for the satisfaction of his Heir or Heirs if any such 
should hereafter appear. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 8, 1778. 
P.M. Present Mess. Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Williams, Gren- 
ough, Preston, Frazier, Price. 

A return was signed & given in to the Secretarys office of the 
proceedings of the Town at a Meeting on the 3 d . Ins 1 , with re- 
spect to the Form of Government proposed, as p. Copy on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 9, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier. 

The following Persons were drawn out of the Box Jurors for a 
Maritime Court Viz'. Samuel Breck, Edw d . Grant, Thomas Hill, 
Samuel Barret, Samuel Conant & W m . Downe Cheever. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 69 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 10, 1778. 

Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Williams, Gvenough, 

Preston, Frazier, Price. 

M r . Dorr & Deacon Grenough appointed to enquire into the 
circumstances of Cap'. Hallets Boy coming into Town with the 
Smull Pox. 

M r . Scollay & M r . Austin a Comm e . to regulate the Fish Stalls 
on Dock Square & to fix up the Rents therefore, at 12/ p. Stall. 

[183.] Agreed to have a Visitation of the Schools the 2 d . 
Wednesday of July being the 7' of July. 

Mr. Tileston having apply'd to the Selectmen for an Assistant as 
his late Usher M r . Doll has left him & recommending a Lad 
named Joseph Carrol, as a suitable Person ; he was accordingly 
appointed by the Selectmen. 

Voted, that M r . Peirce who warns Strangers to depart this 
Town, .be allowed in addition to his stated Salary of .40 the 
further Sum of Thirty Pounds in consideration of the high price 
of Provisions &c. to commence from the 1' Inst. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 12, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Preston, Austin, Frazier, Williams, Scollay, 
Fellows, Greuough, Price. 

Information given that a Child was taken with the Small Pox 
at Greens Barracks, the Mother consenting to her removal. 
Orders were given M r . Nazro to send her to the Hospital at New 
Boston. (No entries of page 184.) 

[185.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 17, 
1778. Present, Mess 1 " 8 . Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Scol- 
lay, Williams, Price, Frazier. 

It was agreed by the Selectmen to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Fry day the 10. of July next, as the Day before agreed 
upon is appointed for the Ordination of M r . Clark by the Old 
Brick Church. 

Information given the Selectmen, that the Small Pox has broke 
out in the following Houses Viz. At M r . 

Cap 1 . Fellows applied to the Selectmen for liberty to build a 
Tomb in the South Burial Ground, for his Family use, when 
liberty was accordingly granted. 

An Advertisement ordered to be inserted in the Thursdays 
Papers relative to the Small Pox. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 22 d . 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Price, Williams, 
Preston. 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Wednesday next 3 OClock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 24, 1778. Pres- 
ent. Mess. Dorr, Preston, Grenough, Price, Frazier. 

Cap 1 . Elias Robinson of Engine No. 3 applys for the Premium 
allowed for bringing his Engine to work first on the Fire which 
lately broke out at M r . Whites House North End. 



70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Voted, that the same be granted him drawn for 
Upon the Application of the several Peruke Makers who have 
entered into a written Agreement, not for the future to carry on 
their business in their Shops or elsewhere upon the Lords Day the 

Selectmen have directed M r . Peirce to call upon one Lewis 

a French Negro, who carrys on the Barbers Trade in King 

Street & acquainted him that if he continues to counteract the 
other Barbers & is guilty of a breach of the Laws he will be 
prosecuted to the extent of the Laws. 

[186.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 1, 
1778. Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Preston, Price, Frazier." 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
on the 8' of July Viz'. John Bayly, Moses Grant, Habijah 
Savage, Sam, Lashwood, Alex' Edwards, John Winthrop. 

The Peruke makers of this Town having laid before the. Select- 
men their late Agreement not to carry on their Business in their 
Shops or in private Houses on the Lords Days as the practise 
appears to them not only contrary to the Law of God & the Land, 
but to be highly offensive to the sober Inhabitants the Select- 
men highly approve of this Agreement & will use all suitable 
endeavors that the good intention of the Peruke makers therein 
may be fully answered. 

Passed upon M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse, his 
State Accounts amounting as by Copy on file to . 1071-5-5 & 
. 65-5-4. 

M r . Wallace applys to the Selectmen for liberty to open a Drain 
from a House in Long Lane to enter into the Common Shore. 

Liberty was granted, provided the Pavement is restored & the 
Ground made good, to the approbation of the Selectmen. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 3 d . 1778. 
Present, Mess r . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 6, 1778. Pres- 
ent, Mess. Scollay, , Dorr, Williams, Fellows, Grenough, 

Preston, Price. 

The Selectmen being applied to by the Assessors for their 
opinion with respect to the time proper to be allowed for the 
making Abatements, the Town having omitted determining it as 
to the last Tax do recommend it to the Assessors that they 
allow the same time which the Town has 

Voted for the first tax, stating the different days and months as 
shall make the whole similar as to space &. with the tax already 
issued. 

[187.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 7, 
1778. Present, Mess. Scollay Preston, Price, Dorr, Williams. 
A Meeting for Visitation of .Schools see under Sep'. -17 following. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 15, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Fellows, Preston, Austin, Price, Frazier, Williams, 
Grenough. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 71 

M r . Torrey proposes, M'. Porter, & Phillip Freeman Jun r . as his 
Bondsmen. 

M r . Sumner proposes his Old Bondsmen. 

Col. Shaw, proposes his last Bondsmen. 

The Town Clerk is directed to give M r . Thomas Dakin a Certifi- 
cate, that he has been appointed Sealer of Weights & Measures 
as the Law directs. 

The Bondsmen proposed by the Collectors as above are approved 
of by the Selectmen. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 22 d . 1778. 
Present, Mess, Grenough, Preston, Price, Scollay, Austin, Will- 
iams, Fellows. 

M r . Hunnewell Master of Engine N. 9, applys for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first on 
the Fire which lately broke out at M r . Clarks House South End 
which was granted drawn. 

The Selectmen gave Certificates of the usual form that Joseph 
Green & William Burch Esq. are Absentees. 

M r . Cudworth proposed M r . John Knight as a Bondsman in 
addition to his other Bondsmen as Collector of Taxes. 

The following was sent the Assessors, Viz'. 

Gentlemen 

It is our Opinion that the following Persons Inhabitants of 
other Towns in this State, and the United States, ought to be 
taxed here for the Real Estate they Occupy, and the Business 
they do here, it being agreeable to Law. 

Mess. John Livingston Christopher Leffingwell 

[188.] Elisha Doan James Jarvis 

Archibald Mercer Adam Babcock 

William Erskin Henry Livingston 

Samuel Broom Simeon Mayhew 

Platt Thomas Crafts 

Joseph Read Col. P. D. Sergent 

John Broom 
We are 

Gentlemen 

Your Humble Servants 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
SAMUEL AUSTIN 
GUSTAVUS FELLOWS 
JONATHAN WILLIAMS 
JOHN PRESTON 
NATHAN FKAZIER 
EZEKIEL PRICE 

Selectmen of Boston. 
To 

The Assessors 

The Selectmen have agreed with the following Persons to erect 
Boxes over the West part of the Dock at their own expence, for 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

the keeping of Fish, for Sale which Boxes are to be built as the 
Selectmen shall direct, & on the Account of the Expence the Fish- 
ermen may be at in erecting the Hoxes, they are to have the 
Boxes Rent free for twelve months after they are built the whole 
to be under the direction of the Selectmen from time to time. 

Mess. Joseph Hemmingway 
John Jenkins 
John Johonnot 
Timothy Peese 
John Tilley 
Alexander Davidson 
[189.] Mess. Jacob Polly. 

M r . Scollay, M r . Fazier, & M r . Price a Committee to direct 
with respect to the erecting Platformes & Boxes over the Dock. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 23 d . 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Price. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 27, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Grenougu, Price, Frazier, Williams. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug*. 1, 1778. 
Present. Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Price, Scollay, Preston. 

The Selectmen having received a Petition from a great number 
of Inhabitants, that methods may be taken with respect to a 
number of Persons who have left this State & put themselves 
under the protection of the British King, & that a Meeting of the 
Inhabitants may be called for said purpose. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for the calling a 
Meeting for the purpose afores d . 

Voted, that Mess. Fleets have the printing of the Notifications, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug 1 . 5, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Preston, Price, Scollay, Austin, Williams, 
Frazier. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 12. 1778. 
Present, Mess". Fellows, Price, Grenough, Dorr. Austin, Frazier, 
Scollay, Williams. 

Passed upon sundry Accompts. 

M r . Austin & M r . Frazier a Comm ee . to see the Town Pump put 
in proper repair. 

Voted, that the new Brick Bell be rung at 1. O'Clock as well 
as at 1 1 . OClock. 

[19O.] M r . Thomas Thorps admitted a Watchman in Con- 
stable Edmunds Watch in the room of Nath. Colesworthy who 
has inlisted. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'.. 16, 17"8. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Grenough, Williams, Frazier, Price. 
Scollay. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 73 

M r . Dorr informed that complaint was made to him, that a 
Person had the Small Pox in Cap'. Stantous House, whereupon, 
M r . Nazro was directed to order his attendance Wednesday next. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 19, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier, Williams, Price, 
Grenough, Fellows. 

Cap 1 . Stanton appeared, and assured the Selectmen that he was 
unacquainted with the Persons having the Small Pox, that her 
name was Orr & she had removed to Cap'. Fellows in School 
Street, whereupon M r . Dorr & Grenough were appointed to see 
M rs . Orr and examine into the Circumstances & then Report to 
the Selectmen. 

Elizabeth Burk Wife of Edward Burk of Col. Cranes' Regi- 
ment in the train, lately from Philadelphia was sent with her 
Child to the Almshouse, order signed by M r . Scollay & Cap'. 
Fellows. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug 1 . 22. Present, 
Scollay, Preston, Price, Dorr, Williams, Frazier. 

Information given that a Child of M r . Fellows in North Lattin 
School Street, was taken with the Small Pox, whereupon aCoinm". 
was appointed to endeavor a removal. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 24, 1778. 
Present, Scollay, Preston, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Grenough, 
Price, Fellows, Frazier. 

M r . Fellows not consenting to the removal of his Child, Orders 
were given for a Flag to be put out and Fences to be Erected to 
prevent a communication of Infection. 

[191.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug*. 
26, 1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Price, 
Preston. Frazier. 

The Committee appointed to enquire of M r> . Orr relative to her 
having the Small Pox at Cap'. Stantons. 

Reported, That M r ". Orr inform'd them, that she came from 
Wrentham to Cap'. Stantons about five Weeks ago ; that she be- 
gan to sicken with the Small Pox at the said Stantons about three 
or four weeks since, that she removed from thence about ten Days 
ago, that when sick it was in a back Chamber very remote from 
the Street, where no Body came near her, except her Daughter 
& M". Stanton, & but once in a Day, when they both shifted 
their Clothes, that M. Stanton took great care to cleanse her 
Clothes, all of which she left behind her, that she had no Doctor 
being visited so lightly & that that she is persuaded Cap'. Stanton 
knew nothing of it, that she had a considerable number of Pocks 
which still appear fresh. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 31, 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Fellows, Pres- 
ton, Frazier, Price. 



74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Agreed, to visit Rainsfords Island, on "Wednesday next 8 
OClock, and M r . Hartley was directed to send up his Boat to 
Wheelwrights Wharflf, early that Morning or the Evening before. 

Boston Ss. : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r 4. 1778. 
Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Price, Frazier. 

four Persons were drawn out of the Box as Jurors for a Mari- 
time Court to be held in Boston, the 8 Ins 1 Viz. Mess. Thomas 
Hill, Stephen "Wales, Deacon Sam. Barret & Edward Carnes. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 2d. 1778. 
Present, Scollay, Austin, Dorr, "Williams, Preston, Price. 

Selectmen went down to Rainsfords Island in order to view the 
Hospital. 

[192.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 
8 th . 1778. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier, Price. 

The following Persons were clioseo Jurors for a Maritine Court 
to be held this Day. 

Mess. John Andrews, James Dalton, Thomas Green, Andrew 
Symes, John Matchet, Benj e . Jepson. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 9, 1778. 
Present, Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Price. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 16, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, "Williams, Dorr, Fellows. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 10 [sic] 1778. 
Present, Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, 
Price. 

Agreable to a Vote of the Board the 17 of June last, the Select- 
men Visited the Free Schools in this Town, accompanied by the 
following Gentlemen. Viz 1 . 

The Hon ble Thomas Gushing Esq. The Deputy Secretary. 

Henry Gardner Esq. The Town Treasurer. 

Jeremy Powell Esq. Rev d . D r . Chauncy. 

Abraham Fuller Esq. D r . Mather. 

Artemus Ward Esq. D r . Eliot. 

Mr. John Fisher Esq. D r . Cooper. 

White Esq. M r . Lothrop. 

John Pitts Esq. M r . Howard. 

Oliver Wendell. M r . Wight. 

The representatives of the Town. M r . Clark. 

The Overseers of the Poor. M r . Stillman. 

Cap 1 . Dashwood. M r . Peck. 
The Hon ble . Benjamin Austin Esq. 

[193.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 
1778. Present Mess. Greenough, Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, 



Price, Austin, Fellows, Preston. 

The Selectmen having acted upon the List of Taverners & 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 75 

Retailers, for the last Year, the same was returned to Ezekiel 
Price Esq. Clerk of the Sessions, with the doings of the Selectmen 
thereon, as p. Copy on file they afterwards considered the Peti- 
tions presented, when the following Persons were approbated by 
the Selectmen Viz'. 

Francis Gray - - to Retail at his Shop the head of Tilestons 
Wharff. 

Sarah Stone d. d. - - - Prince Street. 

Margaret Winslow - - - d. ----- d. - - - Boston Stone. 

Susannah Alwood - - - d. d. - - - Olivers Dock. 

John Ingersol d. d. Rows Wharff. 

Joseph Lowden d. d. - - - Fort Hill. 

Abigail Lowden - - - - d. d. - - - Long Lane. 

John Bradshaw - - - - d. - - - _.. Distill house. 

Elizabeth Roulston - - d. d. Brattle Street. 

Sarah Cleland d. d. Cross Street. 

Mehettable Young d. d. Temple Street. 

Sarah Patten d. d- - - - Summer Street. 

Timothy Pike to keep Tavern at Winnisimet Ferry. 

John Ballard d. Fish Street. 

John Johonnot - - - - d. Town Dock. 

Nathaniel Curtis - - - - to retail at his Shop- - South End. 

W m . Hickley d. d. HallowellsWharff. 

John Kennedy d. d. Distill House. 

Elijah Mash d. d. - - - South End. 

Sarah Lord d. d. - - - Chester Street. 

Joseph Field d. d. South End. 

Francis Vandale d. d. - - - Water Street. 

Matthew Nazro - - - - d. d. - - - Temple Street. 

William Marshall ---d. d. - - - Orange Street. 

Andrew Johonnett - - d. d. --- Long Lane. 

John Martin d. d. Fish Street. 

Redman Barry d. d. King Street. 

Moses Black d. d. - - - d. 

Samuel Peirce d. d. - - - Fleet Street. 

Ann Rix d. d. Bulls Wharff. 

Sarah Swan ton - - - - d. d. - - Fish Street. 

[194.] Cap*. Fellows, M r . Preston & M r . Price a Comm"*, to 
examine into the State of the Towns Lands near the Fortification, 
& Report to the Selectmen. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . .24, 1778 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Price, Williams, Pres- 
ton, Frazier. 

Voted, that the Selectmen now meet for the transacting the 
Business of the Town at 3 OClock P.M. 

Voted, that the last Monday in every Month be the Days for 
passing upon the Account' laid before the Selectmen, and that no 
other business be taken up at said Meetings. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Tuesday the 29' Day of Septenv*. 10. OClock. 



70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Voted, that Draper & Fulsome have the printing the Notifica- 
tions. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 28, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Williams, Price, Frazier. 
Passed upon Accounts. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sep r . 30, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Preston, Frazier. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurymen for a Maritime 
Court to be held next Wednesday being 7 of October, Viz. Mess. 
Henderson Inches, John Hooking Thomas Daking, Pascal Nelson 
Smith, Moses Grant & John Boil. 

Passed upon Henry Christian Geyrs State Account amount- 
ing to . 31"4/. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 5, 1778. 
A.M. Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Greenough. 

Ralph Morgan appointed a Watchman for the North Watch in 
the room of John Bouve. 

[195.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 
5. 1778. Present, Mess". Scoliay, Austin, Dorr, Greenough, 
Williams, Preston, Frazier. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 7, 1778. 
A.M. Present, Mess. Grenough, Preston, Price. 

Cap'. Willson in a Cartel Brigg n . from Hallifax having ac- 
quainted the Selectmen that he had two Men on b d . with the Small 
Pox, and others sick, the following was delivered him for M r . 
Hartley Viz'. 

Boston October 7, 1778 
M r . Samuel Hartley 

The Brigantine Cap 1 . Willson from Hallifax, a Cartel Vessel, 
being arrived at your Island, and having two Persons on board 
with the Small Pox & numbers with other disorders our Orders 
are that you take all the sick on shore to the Hospital. & then 
proceed to cleanse & smoke the Vessel & the Peoples C lothes and 
suffer no one to leave the Brigantine, without our permission ; 
you must be careful and tender of the sick & acquaint us with 
their Circumstances and disorders & how you have proceeded, 
when you will receive our further directions 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Sept. 7, 1778. 
P.M. Present, Mess. Dorr, Preston, Fellows, Frazier, Price. 

Agreed to allow the Constables of the several Watches four & 
six pence each Night, and to other Watchmen three Shillings. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 8, 1778. 
A.M. Present, Mess. Preston, Frazier, Price. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 77 

Orders were given M r . Hartley to suffer the well People on 
board, the Cartel Vessel to come up, being first well smoked and 
cleansed, as also tlieir things when washed &c. 

Application by a Petition to the Council was made by the 
Selectmen for the advance of money, for the Hospital. 

[196.] In consequence of the application to Council for 
moneys for supply of the Hospital at liainsfords Island Jona- 
than Williams Esq. one of the Selectmen received One hundred 
Pounds. 

M r . Hartley was paid out of said Money Sixty Pounds to 
enable him to get immediate supplies for the Hospital, as by his 
Receit on file & M rs . Hartley the remaining Forty Pounds, as p. 
Copy of Receit on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 14, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Grenough, Price, Frazier, Preston, 
Scollay, Williams, Fellows. 

Moved and Voted, that M r . Price & Deacon Preston be a 
Committee to examine & make Report relative to the Towns 
Land at the South End. 

Betsey Flarraday a Child about three Years old, Daughter of 
Farmosa Copeland a Stranger, & not an Inhabitant of any Town 
in this State, & not having wherewithall to support herself & 
Child Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Fellows, two of the 
Selectmen. 

The following Advertisement was sent for a place in M r . 
Gills Thursdays Paper Viz'. 

There being about 200 feet of Land belonging to the Town of 
Boston, fronting on the West side of Orange Street Joining the 
Fortification to be Leased for a term not exceeding seven Years, 
Such Persons as incline to hire the same are desired to send in 
their proposals to the Selectmen on jor before Wednesday the 21.' 
of October Current, when preference will be given to the Per- 
sons whose Offers appear to be most advantageous to the Town. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPEU Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, October 20', 1778. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, 

On Thursday the lo.' Day of October Information was given 
the Selectmen that a Cartel Ship from Hallifax with about 400 
returned Prisoners, was stoped at the Castle, most of whom were 
sick, about 30 with the Small Pox & 100 or more [197.] with 
a malignant Fever ; as this information was given to the Chair- 
man, he thought it needless to call the Board together, but 
desired D r . Appleton when he went down to Rainsford Island to 
call on board & Report, on Fryday last He Reported, the cir- 
cumstances of the Prisoners to be much as they had been repre- 
sented, and that speedy help must be had for them or they must 
all suffer The Council being acquainted with this information 



78 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

a Committee of the Board called on the Chairman who attended 
on said Committee with the Commissary of Prisoners The 
Chairman was informed by M r . Gill one of the Committee that 
the Commissary of Prisoners was going to the Island to take 
effectual care that the Prisoners should be provided for the 
Commissary was informed by the Chairman that the Hospital at 
the Island could receive but few of the sick, & that in his Opinion 
some other place should be taken up for their reception the 
Chairman desired the Commissary to let him see him, before he 
went down & acquainted him where he might be found wrote 
an Order to M r . Hartley of the following purport Viz'. 
"When the Cartel Ship Commanded by Cap*. Moor arrives at 
the Island, you must take from her into the Hospital, all that 
have the Small Pox, & as many of the other sick as can be com- 
fortably accommodated in the Hospital, and no more." The 
Commissary went down to the Hospital without seeing the 
Chairman, and returned with the Doctor on Satturday Night 
On the Sabbath the Selectmen were required to attend the Coun- 
cil, they accordingly attended at the Council Chamber & were 
informed that all the Sick were put on shore & had got into the 
Hospital, where they remained in a suffering condition they 
then remonstrated against the Commissarys Conduct in this 
matter, & informed the Council that in their Opinion some 
other place should be provided or the sick would inevitably 
suffer the Council immediately ordered the Commissary Gen- 
eral to furnish the Selectmen with every thing they may Judge 
necessary for the relief & comfort of the sick, for the present. 
Large Supplies were immediately provided & sent down & the 
Selectmen were informed that the Council would take into con- 
sideration, what [198.] had been recommended with respect to 
another House & c . 

This Day agreed with M r ". Foster & M". to go down to 

the Hospital as Nurses. M rs . Foster to have twenty-five Dol- 
lars p. Week, the other "Woman twelve. 

The Sick from on board the last Cartel still remain in the Hos- 
pital, and in great want of Nurses. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 21 1778 
Pres'. Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Price, Williams. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 27, 1778 
Present, Mess". Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Preston, Frazier, Price. 
Passed upon a number of Accounts. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Octo r . 28, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Preston, Price. 

M r . Abiah Holbrook came to Town and eutred as Usher under 
M r . Samuel Holbrook Master of the Writing School in the Com- 
mon, the 26,' Ins 1 . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 4' 1778 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Fellows. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 79 

Jurymen drawn for a Maritime Court. 

Deacon Preston & Cap 1 . Fellows a Committee to see what re- 
pairs are wanted at Mast r . Holbrooks School. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 5, 1778 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Dorr, Fellows, Pres- 
ton, Frazier. 

The Justices attended according to the invitation of the Select- 
men to consult the best methods to prevent any Exhibitions this 
Evening agreable to a Resolve of the Council transmitted to the 
Selectmen, Yesterday. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 18, 1778. 

Present Mess. Scollay Austin, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, 

Price. 

M r . Preston and Cap 1 . Fellows a Comm 6 *. to examine & 
Judge what the expeuce of repairing the head of the High Way at 
Beach Street will amount to, & to know what part the Abutters 
will take of said Repairs. 

[199.] M r . Abiah Holbrook attended, and was appointed 
Usher for the Writing School in the Common, his Salary to com- 
mence from 26' of October last. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 25, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Preston, Price, Fellows, 
Frazier. 

Voted, that the Overseers of the Poor be desired to meet the 
Selectmen at their Chamber at 10 OClock & that the Constables, 
be also ask'd to attend, it being to consult on a matter recom- 
mended by the Council of this State see below the 30' 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Novem r . 27, 1778 

Present Mess. ; Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Frazier, 

Price. 

The Overseers of the Poor & the Constables attended, and 
agreed upon a visitation to be had this Morning by the Overseers 
& Selectmen in order to enquire what Strangers are in the several 
Houses, and to take the names of such Persons, & to meet this 
Evening at 5. O'Clock at the Selectmens Chamber to make Report. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Novem. 27, 1778, 
P.M. Present, Mess". Scollay, Fellows, Price, Dorr, Grenough, 
Preston, Frazier. 

The Overseers & Selectmen met in the Evening and made 
return to the Council as p. Copy on file. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 30, 1778 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Scollay, Price, Grenough. 

On the 25 Instf. the Committee appointed on the 18' of said 
Month, having represented to the Selectmen that the charge of 
repairing the Head of the high Way at Beach Street, would 
amount to about 150 the Question was put whether the said 



80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Head should be repaired & passed in the Negative, the Selectmen 
being of opinion that the present Circumstances of the Town will 
not admit of this Expence. 

The Account of the Town Stock of Powder &c. as lodged or 
distributed, made out 18.' October 1778, is now on file. 

Agreed with M r . Edmunds & M r . Roulston to ring their Bells 
at 11- 1- & 9-OClock, . 18 p. Annum Edmunds to commence two 
months back. 

[2OO.] George Ridgway of Engine N. 6, applies for Pre- 
mium for a Fire at M r . House New Boston. 

Voted, that he have a draft for the same drawn for. 

Passed upon sundry Town Accounts Viz'. 

Martha Leveretts . 74- 18- 

Assessors --- - 2409- 15- 

Samuel Sloans 12- 14- 

Jonathan Brown ------------------- 5- 9- 4 

John Means --------------------- 4.- 10- 

Charles Sigorney -.. 20- 

Jonathan Balchs 2 Acco t9 . 22- 4- 8 

William Moore 20- 3-10 

Passed upon William Coopers Acco'. 
Jacob Coopers --------- d. 

Voted, that M r . Nazro have a draft this Quarter end s . the 

1' December next at the rate of One hundred & fifty 

Pounds p. Annum for the Towns Business done by him, exclusive 
of the State Hospital Business in consideration of the high 
price of Provisions. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem*. 1. 1778. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Grenough, Frazier. 

Deacon Grenough & M r . Dorr, Reported, that it is necessary to 
have the Fences bordering on M r . Tilestons Land repair' d where- 
upon they were desired to order the necessary repairs to the North 
Writing School Fences, bordering on said Tilestons Land. 

Voted, that the Rents of the Town Interest be raised upon every 
hundred Pound Old tenor to Fifty pound lawful, and so in pro- 
portion for a lesser sum. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, December '3 d . 1778. 
Present, Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Preston, Frazier, Price, 
Fellows. 

Passed upon the following Town Accounts, at their Meeting 
Yesterday. 

Thomas & John Fleets .28. 3- 

John Gills 64-14 

Benjamin Edes's *:'- 186. 8. 3 

John Scollay Esq. - 42- 14 

George Ridgway,- - _.... 8. 5 

[2O1.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec 1 . 4, 
1778 Present, Mess. Scollay, Preston, Grenough, Austin, Frazier. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1778. 81 

Six Jurors chosen for a Maritime Court, Viz Mess. Henderson, 
Inches, Samuel Brick, Isaac Pierce, James Allen, Jon n . Gary, 
Robert Wyer. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 10, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Williams, Grenough, Dorr, Price, Austin, Scollay, 
Frazier, Fellows. 

M r . William Scott informs the Selectmen that he has admitted 
into his House as Tenants, Antone Fabre, & Etenne Geraud, both 
French Men. 

It is agreed with M r . Andrew Tukesbury of Chelsea Yeoman, 
that he shall have Deer Island & the Buildings thereon at the rent 
of . 175 - p. Year to commence from the 29' of march 1779 & 
to end the 25.' of march 1780 upon the terms & conditions of 
the Lease to Vose (mem. what Repairs he makes this Winter for 
his convenience, on the House Barn & c . is to be at his own 
charge) to get one Bondsmen. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 16. 1778. 
Present, Mess r . Dorr, Grenough, Fellows, Austin, Grenough, 
Frazier, Price. 

The Selectmen agree to meet Fryday next, 3. OClock afternoon, 
in order to determine upon a Town Meeting relative to supplying 
Soldiers Familys, &c. 

M r . Williams & M r . Frazier a Comm 66 . to take into consideration 
the state of the Town Rents & to Report what advancement may 
be proper. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 18, 1778 
Present Mess. Williams, Austin, Dorr, Scollay, Frazier. 

A Memorial to the Council relative to the distresses of the Town 
by the scarcity of Flour, was this Afternoon sent in to them, as p. 
Copy on file. 

[2O2.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 23 d . 
1778. Present, Mess rs . Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Price, 
Williams, Scollay. 

The Comm ee . to consider what Rents are proper to be paid by 
the Towns Tenants Reported & it was agreed by the Selectmen, 
that the following Sums be set upon the Town Estates from the 
next Quarter Viz'. 

M r . Bricks Store .10 - p. Quarter 

Shop & Store improved by M r . Bois - - 25 p. d. 

Cazneaus Shop 87 - 10/ p. d. 

George Roulstons House 7- ID/ p. d. 

M r . Mullins 5 - p. d. 

the two Shops - d. - - p. Walker & 

Adlington ---------- 5- p. d. 

the further one --------- 3 p. d. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec'. 28, 1778. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Price . 



82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 29, 1778. 
Present, Mess". Grenough, Dorr, Austin, Price. 

Information being given the Selectmen that one or more Persons 
had the Small Pox on board the private Ship of War the Mars 
Cap 1 . Gilbert Ash whereupon Orders were given M r . Hartley 
Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island, to go to Nautasket & 
receive the Sick from the Mars Cap*. Gilbert having informed us, 
that Col. Sears the Owner of his Ship will be answerable for the 
charge. 

D r . Cast informs that one M. Ewing near the North Writing 
School is broke out with the Small Pox. 

There being a Resolve of Council permitting the several Towns 
to receive a proportion of Small Arms from the Board of War, it 
was agreed that application should be made for one hundred & 
twenty Fire Arms which the Selectmen apprehend to be this 
Towns proportion of said Arms, allowing six Arms to One hundred 
Men. 

The Selectmen having received an Order from the Judge of Pro- 
bates of the County of Suffolk to examine into the Circumstances 
of John Hews Baker, made Return that he was a distracted or 
Nou Compos Person. 

[2O3.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan 7 . 5. 
1779. Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Gren- 
ough, Frazier, Scollay, Price. 

Voted, that the Constables of the Town Watch have nine Shil- 
lings p. Night allowance for their service from the 1' of this Month, 
and that the other Watchmen have six shillings p. night from that 
time, on account of the high price of Provisions. 

Passed upon Paul Farmers State Accounts amounting to . 25 
25 - 7 - 5 & . 61 - 15 - - as p. Copys on file. 

Passed upon several Town Accounts at a former & this Meeting, 
Viz 1 . 

John Bennets - - - Acco 4 . - - . 24" 17 - 

Gustavus Fellows d. 25" 8 

Jeremiah Stimpsons - d. 20" 5" 4 

Moses Mays - d. - 24" 6 

William & James Cunningham d. 8" 14 - 9 

M r . Nazros Acco'. - - - - - - 14-8- 

M r . George Ridgway Master of Engine N. 6 applies to the 
^Selectmen for the premium allowed by the Town, for bringing his 
Engine to work first on the fire which lately broke out at M r . 
Carnes's House New Boston 

Voted, that he have a draft for the same in Dec r . draft 

drawn 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 12, 1779. 
Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Williams, Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

On the application of a number of the Inhabitants the Town 
Clerk was directed to issue a Warrant for a Town meeting on 
Wednesday the 13.' Instf. 10. OClock A.M. 

M r . Edes had the printing of the Notifications. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 83 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 13, 1779. 
Present, Austin, Dorr, Frazier, Scollay, Price. 

Agreed by the Selectmen that the Stalls without the Market 
House shall be one Shilling p. Day a Stall. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 20, 1779. 
Present, Mess rs . Scollay, Dorr, Williams, Frazier. 

Cap*. John Champiny of Engine N. 11 applys for the Pre-< 
mium allowed for the Fire at Cow Lane. 

Voted, that he have a draft drawn 

[2O4.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 21, 
1779. Present, Mess. Frazier, Austin, Dorr; Scollay, Grenough. 

Cap'. Ridgway of Engine N. 6. applies for the Premium allowed 
by the Town for bringing his Engine to work on the fire which this 
Day broke out in a House at New Boston. 

Voted, that he have a draft for his premium on next Draft 

drawn 

Voted that the Town Clerk be directed to make an Estimate 
of the whole loss sustained by the Inhabitants from the Enemy, 
before their return to Boston, as will appear by the return of the 
Committees appointed to Collect said Damages in the several Wards. 

Passed upon William Henry Geyrs Province Acco'*. for support- 
ing one Sarah Child a Stranger, amounting to . 17 - 12 - 4 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 25, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 27, 1779 
A.M. Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Frazier. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Jan y . 27, 1779 
P.M. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, 
Frazier 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held in Boston on the 2 d . of February 1779. 

Viz. Mess. Nehemiah Somes Samuel Dashwood, Rob*. Wyer, 
Samuel Conant, William Cunningham, William Phillips Jun r . 

Voted, that the Town Clerk deliver the several Collectors Cer- 
tificates that the Selectmen have no objection to their delivering 
the Tax Books to the Collectors^ they having already given Bond 
& taken the Oath, prescribed by Law 

Passed upon the following Town acco 19 . at this Meeting. 

Benjamin Jeffrys Acco 1 . V . 4" 10 

Thomas Ruggles d. 32'' 3 - 1 

Thomas Adams d. 18" 14. 2 

Matthew Wakefeild - d. 4'16- 

[2O5.] Voted, that M r . Lindsay G. Wallace Clerk of Faneuil 
Hall Market, have for his trouble . 15 - p. Quarter, besides one 
quarter of the Income of the Stalls without the Market House 

Voted, that Cap'. Gustavus Fellows, allow for the Rent of both 
sides of the Town Lands on the Neck twenty-five Pounds for the 
Year 1 778 and that the Town Treasurer call upon him for the 
same 



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Cap'. Fellows applies to the Selectmen for the hire of the 
Lands ou the Neck the next Year, provided the Town does not 
otherwise dispose of them. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 3 d . 1779. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Grenough, Preston, Scollay, 
Frazier. 

D r . - W hippie appointed to the Care of the Hospital at 
llainsfords Island and D r . Nathaniel Walker Appleton, Will- 
iams, Price to the care of the State Hospital at New Boston. 

The Selectmen taking into consideration, the Rent that should 
now'be paid by the Butchers for the Stalls which they Occupy in 
Faneuil Hall Market. 

Voted, that Stalls N. 12 & 22 - pay . 4 - 10/ p. m. 

13 " 21 ...... 4 - p. d. 

14 --20 ------ 4- 10/ p. d. 

16 --18 ...... 4 - 10/ p. d. 

1--17 ...... 4- 10/p. d. 

2-- 10 ...... 4- p. d. 

3.. 9-- ---- 4 - 10/ p. d. 

4-- 8 ...... 4- 10/p. d. 

5-- 7 ...... 4- 10/ p. cl. 

6 .......... - 35/ p. d 3 . 

17 .......... - 35/ p. d'. 

Deacon John Preston appointed Sealer of Wood in the room of 
Henry Allen deceased, for the South Division. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 10, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Grenough, Preston, Austin, Dorr, Frazier, Price, 
Fellows, Scollay, Williams 

[2O6.] The following was sent the Assessors Viz 1 . 



Boston, Feiy. 11, 1779. 
Gentlemen 

It is our opinion, that the following Persons Inhabitants of 
other Towns in this State, and the United States ought to be taxed 
here for the Real Estate they Occupy, and the Business they do 
here, it being agreeable to Law. 

Mess r . John Livingston Simeon Mayo 

Henry Livingston Nathaniel Crafts 

Peter Livingston Paul Dudley Sergeant 

Elisha Doane David Dickson 

William Erskin Samuel P. Savage 

Samuel Brown Sampson Reed 

John Brown John Broom 

Jeremiah Platt Peter Tallman 

Adam Babcock Mon". Moreau 

William Thompson Louis Herau 

We are 

Gentlemen 

Your humble Servants. 
To The Gentlemen Assessors. 
Mem , was not sent. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 85 

Gave a Certificate to the Judge of Probates that M r . Thomas 
Brinlfy hite of this Town Distiller is an Absentee. 

[2O7.] Cap'. Fellows Reports that he has distributed the 
Sum of Eleven Pounds fourteen Shillings being part of the One 
hund d . Pounds,* given for the Poor of this Town by an unknown 
hand, which was paid the Selectmen by Oliver Wendell Esq. the 
7 th . January 1778 Viz*. 

To M rs . Wheeler - - - - - - . 2- 2 

To M r8 . Curtis - 2- 2 

To the Widow Welch - 2-2 

To the Widow Peters - 2-2 

To the Widow Sarah Stuart - -18 

To M. Stuart 1-10 

To M rs . Patterson - 18 

. 11.14 

By Deacon Grenough Viz 4 . 

To the Widow Wakefeild - - . 3-12 

To Widow Darricot " 12 

To the Widow Beers - 1.4 

To the Widow Edwards- 1. 4 

To the Widow M''.Million - 1.10 

To the Widow Newell - 1.4 

To th^- Widow Brown - 1.4 

To the Widow Vezey - .12 

112 

By M r . Pitts, thro' M r . Scollay Viz 1 . 

To M rs . Dennie - - . 1- 4 

To M rs . Emmons - 1-10 

To M rs . Dike- 1. 4 

To M rs . Hawse - ... i. 4 

To M rs . Marston - 1. 4 

G. 6 

M r . George Hamlin was permitted to take the Town Bull now 
at Hog Island, and keep the same free of charge from the Town, 
untill next March Meeting. 

M ess . Austin & Scollay a Comm e . to confer with the Council rela- 
tive to the moneys due to Cap 1 . Fellows & to press the payment. 

Passed upon the Assessors Account amounting to . 1035. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb 7 . 17, 1779. 
Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Frazier, Fel- 
lows. 

[2O8.] Agreed with M r . Joshua Farrington of Boston Mer- 
chant, to Leasn to him a peice of the Towns Land near the Forti- 
fication, fronting on Orange Street, and there measuring one 
straight line from y 6 Street about 200 feet including the old 
Fortification running Westerly on the Sea, to low Water mark 
& northerly on Land belonging to Mr. Jacob Fox the term 

* Memo. Mr. Wendell & Mr. Willinms received their part of the 100 given in by an 
unknown hand 7 .T;in 1778 & have distributed it accordingly, but cannot remember to whom 
thi y having lost the Mem , see the former Book April 5, 1778. 



86 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



seven Years to commence from the 1 st . of February Inst*. the 
consideration to be .50 p. year he to have liberty to pay 
the wliole Sum at ouce. Mem , no Building to be erected without 
the Fortification on said Land. If the Fortification should be im- 
proved hereafter by the Publick, no part of the Kent is to be 
deducted. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing to be called on Fryday next 3. O. Clock in order to see 
whether they will choose Inspectors of the Market agreable to a 
Resolve of the General Court lately passed. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb y . 22 d . 1779. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Austin. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb v . 24, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Grenough, Dorr, Austin, Scolhiy, Price, Frazier. 
M r . Scollav has received of M ra . Brookers Donation Viz. 



Of George Minot - 
Of Cap'. Cartwright ... 
of Cap 1 . Sirnkins, M. Grants Interest 
of John Fullerton - - - - 



. 48 

7-4 

8-2 

14-8 



. 77.14 



which is 

And the same was distributed as follows Viz. 
By John Scollay Viz 1 

To M rs . Sarah Rogers - 

M re . Baker .... - 

M re . Bennet - - 

M re . Muggaridge - - 

M re . Yorke - 

M re . Usher - ... 
M. Richards 



By M r . Austin Viz' 
To M. Oliver - 

M. Hinks 

M. Chamberlain - 

M ra . Harrison 



211 Dollars 



Dollars. 

5 
3 
6 
4 
4 
5 
2 

Dollars. 

29- 

5 

5 

9 

10 

29 



48 



[2O9.] Bro'tover 
By Deacon Grenough Viz'. 

To M. Lee 

Widow Wendell 
Widow Delaplace 



Dollars. 

48 

Dollars. 

10 

10 

9 



29 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 87 

By M r . Dorr Viz*. 

Dollar*. 

To Mary Parkman ------ 8 

Mary Hall 8 

Hannah Collins ...... 7 Dollars. 

Allice Brown ...... 6 

29 

By M r . Frazier Viz'. 

To M rs . Summers ... 5 

Widow Homer - 8 

Widow Baker - 8 

Widow Coppinger - - 6 

27 

By Deacon Preston Viz'. 

To M rs . Allen Widow - 10 

Widow Empson - .... 9 

Widow Welch - ... 10 

29 

By M r . Williams Viz. 

To Moses Deshon ..... 20 

To M. Royal - .... 9 

29 

By M r . Price Viz*. 
To Widow Low 10 

To Widow Murray - 10 

To Widow Wendell South Kiul .... 9 

29 

By Cap'. Fellows Viz*. 

To Widow Trott 7 

Widow Pitcher - - 7 

Widow Welch 8 

M r . Smith a Sickman - 7 

29 

Passed upon several Accounts Viz'. 
The Assessors see February 11' 1035 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 1'. 1779. 
Present, Mess". Dorr, Austin, Grenough, Williams, Frazier. 

M r . Wier the Constable directed to attend the Selectmen next 
Wednesday. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing March 5'. 

[2 1O.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 
2 d . 1779. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Gren- 
ough, Preston. 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M. Farmer was directed to let M. Kemplin have her Child 
from the Almshouse. 

Liberty was given M r . Thomas Ivers to open a drain from his 
House to the Mill Pond, he making good the Ground to the satis- 
faction of the Selectmen. 

The following Persons were chose Jurymen for a Maritime 
Court to be held 23 d . March Ins'. Viz'. 

Mess. Jeremiah Belknap, Edward Edes, Jon e . Blanchard, Ben- 
jamin Cobb, Benj e . Hammett, Edward Gray. 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant for calling the 
March Meeting Monday next being the 8'. Ins*. 

Mr. Scollay & Frazier a Committee to request the Rev d . M r . 
Clark to open the Town Meeting with Prayer. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 10. Pres- 
ent, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Fellows. 

The Town Clerk was directed to issue a Warr*. & c . to Notify 
the Adjournment of March Meeting. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 11' Pres- 
ent, Mess rs . Williams, Fellows, Dorr, Austin, Price, Grenough. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 12, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Williams, Frazier 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 17, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Grenough, Dorr, Frazier, Fellows, Preston, Aus- 
tin, Price, Scollay. 

The Selectmen agreeable to a Vote of the Town hav g . taken 
the affair of a School master for the North Lattin School under 
consideration, appointed M r . William Bently Master of said 
School, he to enter upon that charge in one month from this day, 
or sooner if an Usher can be provided for the South Grammar 
School in the room of M r . Bently the present Usher. 

[211.] M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse, was di- 
rected to deliver the things belonging Sarah Hartshorn a Person 
sent there on y e State Acco 4 . being disordered in mind, to her 
Sister Rebecca Woodman who has now the care of her. 

The following is an arangement of dutys which has been agreed 
upon by the Selectmen. 

Wards N. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. to be under the care and Inspection 
of M r . Dorr, M r . Williams & M r . Grenough. 

Ward N. 6. with all that concerns the Hospital at Rainsfords 
Island to be under the care of M r . Scollay. 

Ward N. 7. & 8. with alt that concerns the Hospital at West 
Boston to be under the care of M r . Austin & M r . Frazier. 

Wards, N. 9. 10. 11. 12. to be under the care of Cap'. Fellows, 
M. Preston, & M r . Price. 

All matters relative to the Poor either Strangers or those that 
are of other Towns in this State to be taken care of by the Select- 
men that have the care of the Ward on which they are, either by 
sending them to the Alms house on the State Account, if Stran- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 89 

gers, or if otherwise to write to or send them to the Towns to which 
they belong, these with all other matters that may turn up with 
which the Selectmen are connected in their respective Wards, they 
are to make Report to the Board every Week. 

Ordered, that Col. Tuder who delivered aa Oration the 5.' of 
March Ins*, have five Yards of Broad Cloth, for a Suit of Clothes 
as has been the constant allowance on these occasions. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 24, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Price, Scollay. 

[212.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 
29, 1779. Present, Mess. Dorr, Williams, Grenough. 

George Ridgway applys for his Premium for working first at 
the Fire with his Engine N. 6 which broke out this Day at M r . " 
Bacons House in Temple Street. 

Voted, that he have a draft & drawn for 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 31, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Williams, Frazier. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Ap r . 10, 1779. 
Present, Mess. - 



The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 2 d . 1779. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz M r . Edward Payne, William Lowder, John Matchet, 
John Tileston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 8', 1779. 
Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Preston, Price, Williams. 

M r . Hunnewell of Engine N. 9 applys for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first at the 
Fire which lately broke out at M r . Waters House South End. 

Voted, that he have a draft drawn for 

M r . Scollay, Austin .& Price a Committee to view the Pump & c . 
at M r . Carters House, and Report the state thereof 

Voted, that a Letter be wrote Col. Procter, desiring him to 
make a particular return to. the Selectmen of the disposition of the 
667 small Arms, received of the Board of War, for the use of such 
of the Militia of this Town as are not able to furnish themselves 
also of 11020 Cartridges placed in the hands of the several Cap- 
tains of the Militia of this Town. 

A Letter was wrote accordingly. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 14, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Preston, Frazier, Grenough, Fellows, 
Price. 



90 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

M r . Dorr was appointed at the last Meeting to apply to [213.] 
M r . Thomas Green, for the Towns Lead to be cast into Bullets. 

The Selectmen have agreed to act upon the List of Jurors 
Wednesday next Afternoon. 

^- M r . William Sutton of Engine N. 7. applies to the Selectmen 
for the Premium allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to 
work first at the Fire which lately broke out at M r . Taylors House 
South End. 

ordered & drawn for 

Voted, that M r . Lambert have one twelve months Rent allowed 
him, for the North Battery Wharff, which was twelve pounds p. 
Annum, commencing tile 4' of August 1773 ; on Account of the 
Blockade of the Town ; and that the Town Treasurer be furnished 
with a minute of the same 

M r . Lambert was informed, that the Rent from this Day is to be 
at the rate of Forty Pounds p. Annum. 

Ordered that a List of the several Officers of the Town chose at 
the last March Meeting be laid before the Selectmen to Morrow 
Afternoon at four O'clock & that it be noted against each Persons 
name, who have been sworn also 

That the Assessors be desired to attend to Morrow Afternoon in 
order to know of them, whether they or any of them refuse serv- 
ing in that Office the present Year. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 15' 1779. 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Austin, Price. 

M r . Nazro directed to Notify the Overseers & Justices to attend 
at the Selectmens Chamber next Monday 3. OClock P.M. in order 
to agree upon a Visitation of the Town. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 19, 1779, 
Present, Mess. Preston, Grenough, Frazier. 

The Overseers attended to agree upon a Visitation of the Town, 
when it was determined not to have one for the present there hav- 
ing been one last November. 

[214.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 
21, 1779. Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Williams, 
Preston, Price. 

A Letter was wrote the Selectmen of Roxbury acquainting them 
that one Sarah Benjamin an Inhabitant of Roxbury is in this 
Town & so disordered in mind as to require her being taken care 
of, & praying that she might be removed by them to prevent the 
Expence she must occasion that Town. 

Deacon Preston appointed at . a late Meeting to get the Win- 
dows of Master Holbrooks School repaired. 

Voted, that Cap'. Joab Hunt procure a Hose for his Engine and 
/that M r . Dorr acquaint him therewith. 

M r . Thomas Foster received April 15, Ins'. Six hundred & 
Fifty-five pounds of Powder of Col. Crafts, belonging to this 
Town, being part of the Town Stock of Powder, as p. the Keeper 
of the Powder House Receit on file. 

(Entered on the mem. Book May 1781 marginal note.) 

Acted upon the List of Jurors. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 91 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 26, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Grenough, Williams, Price, Preston, 
Frazier. 

Passed upon a number of Accompts, for which drafts were 
ordered. 

Cato Negro Man. Servant to James M c . Coble Esq. of George 
Town sent to the Hospital with the Small Pox, he come in the 
Hazard. 

Mem , to insert in the May Warr'. an article relative to Consti- 
tution Money for Soldiers. 

Deacon Preston & Cap 1 . Fellows to view the Fence M r . Wills is 
erecting in Frog Lane. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 28, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Austin, Dorr, Fellows, Grenough, Frazier, Preston. 

M r . Tileston informs that his Assistant in the North Writing 
School left him the 15.' of this Month. 

M r . Charles Shimmin attended as required, & informed that 
he had depended upon Jonathan Williams Esq. to make applica- 
tion for keeping a private School for teaching Writing & c . at the 
House [215.] lately improved by M r . Payne as a Writing School 
the Selectmen having enquired into his Character, approve of 
him as a Schoolmaster, and permit his opening a School at said 
House as desired by him. 

M r . John Holland of Engine N. 5 applys for the Premium al- , 
lowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first at the 
Fire which lately broke out at young M r . Phillips House near the 
Old South Church. 

Voted that he have a draft for the same 

drawn for 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, April 29, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Frazier, Williams. 

Received of Samuel Eliot Agent, for the the Sum of Fourteen 
Pounds 14/, being the expence which arose on carrying Henry 
Perry belonging to said Ship thro' the Small Pox at the Hospital 
at New Boston, where he was sent by the Selectmen the Money 
was paid the Chairman M r . Scollay. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing on 5' May Ins 1 . 10. OClock A.M. 

M r . Grenough, & Frazier a Comrn 6 . to wait upon D r . Chauncey 
with the desire of the Selectmen that he would open the Town 
Meeting with Prayer. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 30', 1779. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Frazier, Dorr. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 5, 1779. 
Present, Mess". Dorr, Price. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 12, 1779. 
Present, Mess". Austin, Dorr, Williams, Grenough, Frazier, 
Price. 



0-2 CITV DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held on the 18.' of May Ins'. Viz'. 

Mess. John Cutter, Elias Thomas Jun r . Samuel Bass, Andrew 
Black, Richard Gridley, Thorn 8 . Hitchburne. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed by two of the Selectmen, Viz. 
Deacon Preston & M r . Price to receive into the Almshouse on the 
State charge one Tim . Barker a Negro who is lame & unable to 
support himself. 

[216.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 17, 
1779. Present, Mess. Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier, Williams, 
Price. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warr'. for a new Town 
Meeting to-Morrow, 3. OClock P.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 19, 1779. 
Present, Mess". .Scollay, Williams, Dorr, Price, Grenough, Austin, 
Frazier. 

Voted, that M r . Samuel Jepson Barber, have the Towns Shop 

near Concert Hall lately occupied by M r . Lawrence, at 

. 3, p. Quarter to commence from the first of June next. 

Upon application made by the Watchmen for an advance on 
their pay, on account of the high price of the necessaries of Life. 

Voted, that the Constables of the Watch have thirteen Shillings 
& six pence p. Night & the Watchmen nine shillings p. Night. 

Application made by the Council for the use of Faneuil Hall the 
next Election Day, nnd liberty was accordingly granted. 

The Selectmen agreed with M r . Roulston that the Rent of his 
House should commence the 18' of March 1776. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 21, 1779. 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Austin 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 24, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Frazier 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 31, 1779. 
Present, Mess r . Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Williams, Preston, Price. 
Passed upon several Accounts. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 2 d . 1779. 
Present, Mess r . Grenough, Dorr, Price, Scollay, Frazier, Fellows. 

[217.] Application has been made to the Selectmen by M r . 
Wendell for liberty to have the use of Faneuil Hall, for drawing 
the State Lottery. 

Upon the Petition of a number of the Inhabitants that the 
North Clock at Christ Church might be repaired & kept in repair 
& the Bell rung as usual M r . Grenough, Dorr & Williams, 
appointed a Comm e . to order the necessary Repairs ; and to agree 
with some person to keep it in repair. 

M r . Wallace Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market, is appointed to the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 93 

care of the Stalls in the Market, and the following Orders given 
relative thereto. 

Boston June 2 d . 1779. 
M r . Lindsey G. Wallace 

The Selectmen having appointed you to take care of the Stalls 
in Faneuil Hall Market as well as those without, and to see that 
the Butchers who hire them strictly comply with the Orders of the 
Town; our directions to you are that conformable to said Orders, 
you see that they do not let their Stalls to any one without the 
consent of the Selectmen, and that they bring and offer to Sale to 
its Inhabitants, all the Hides Skins and Tallow of all such Creat- 
ures as they shall kill while they hold the same, and bring to the 
Market for Sale, and that they constantly keep said Stalls clean, 
and do not pack any Meat in the Market, or suffer any to be left 
in it, at the shutting up of the Market; and if anyone should 
decline complying with these directions, you must immediately 
Report the same to the Selectmen. 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPEK Town Clerk. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 9, 1779. 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Preston, Scollay, Price, Williams, Frazier. 

John Champney of Engine N. 11. applys in behalf [218.] of 
himself and Company for the Premium allowed by the Town for 
bringing their Engine to work first on the Fire which lately broke 
out at a House of M r . Fayweathers Seven Starr Lane. 

drawn see July 2 d . 

Deacon Grenough & M r . Dorr Reports that they had agreed 
with M r . Peck to repair the North Church Clock and to keep it in 
repair, according to a vote of the Town. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 16, 1779 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Price, Frazier. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 20, 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Frazier, Price. 

Cap'. James Nichols of the schooner Chance owned by Messr 
Hutchinson from Martineque, attended & informed the Selectmen, 
that a Person on Board named Nath 1 . Griffin & belonging to Cape 
Ann had taken the Small Pox & being as they apprehended 
recovered & clear of the Distemper was put on board a Vessel at 
Sea Yesterday Morning. 

The Vessel was ordered to depart immediately for Rainsfordl 
Island & Orders were given M r . Hartley of the common tenor. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 22, 1779 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Frazier, Preston, Williams. 

A number of Vessels with infectious Distempers having lately 
passed the Castle without being stopt, & some Cartel Vessels 
bieng soon expected a Representation was made thereof to the 
Hon bl . Council as P Copy on file. 

M r . Williams, Deacon Grenough & M r . Dorr a Committee to 
enquire into the State and Circumstances of Winnesimit Ferry & 
Report to the Selectmen. 



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 23 d . 1779 
Present Mess. Price, Dorr, Scollay, Williams, Frazier. 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Select Men June 
23, 177!). Present, Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Williams, 
Frazier, Price. 

The Clerks of the Market attended & were directed to attend 
their Duty in Weighing Bread & Examining the same agreable to 
the directions they shall receive in Writing for that purpose. 

It was agreed by the Selectmen to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 7'. Day of July next. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set as follows Viz*. 

lb. oz. gr. 

A twelve Shilling white Loaf to weigh - - - 10-0 

A three Shilling white Bisket d. - -4 - 
a twelve Shilling Loaf of brown Bread not more than 

half Indian - - 1 - 5 - 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 30 th . 1779 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Williams, Price. 

M r . Scollay reported that yesterday He was applyd to by Cap 1 . 
Benj a . Gorham Informing him that a Lad belonging to Him who 
came in Cap 4 . Nichols from Martinique was taken Sick with the 
Small Pox, that on Adviseing with M r . l j rice & M r . Fraser He had 
Sent an Order to M r . Hartly at Rainsfords Island to receive him 
into the Hospital accordingly he was Carried there by Cap 1 . Gorham. 
Voted, that the Town Clerk Quarterly exhibit for Allowance 
his Acco'. of Writings & other Services done for the Town And 
that the Accot. of Writings & Services done for the Committee of 
Correspondence be a saparate Acco'. & Certified by them. 
W m . Coopers Esq. Acco'. - - - allowed ..... 1214: - 

Tho". Greens Acco'. ...... Allowed ..... 36: 13:- 

Richard Hunnewells ..... - Allowed ..... 12: 18:- 

[22O.] Matthew Wakefeilds Acco 1 . allowed 18: 8 :- 

Samuel Wheeler ........ D. - - D. --- 33: 

John Bennet for Candles -------- D. - - - 7 : 

Joseph Edmunds - - D. ........ D. - - - 6: 6:- 

Edw d . Ireland - - - - D. ........ D. - - - 6 : 6 :- 

John Bennet - - - - D. ........ D. - - - 6 : 

see below 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for the Maritime 
Court Viz'. Thomas Vernou, Sol . Davis, James Bowdoin Jun r 
Benf . Waldo, Cap'. W m . Bell, John Baker Sugar Baker. 

The following Persons were chosen as Grand Jurors for the next 
Court of Sessions 

Freeman Pulsifer 
William Fallass 
William Fleet 
Thomas Hichborn 
Barth . Kneeland 
William Lowders 

entred in Jury Books 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 95 

The following Persons were chosen as Petit Jurors for the next 

Inferior Court 

John Osborne 
Demond Morton 
Thomas Ne wells 
Samuel Hichborn 
George Ty lei- 
James Cristrie 

entred in Jury Books 

Jon a . Williams Esq r . Ace'. Allowed 15:16:8. 

[221.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 2 d . 
1779. Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Williams, Preston, Fraser, 
Price, Greenough 

M r . Brown one of the Board of Assessors waited on the Select- 
men & Informd them that the Book of Rates would be ready the 
beginning of the next week to deliver to the Collectors. 

Voted that Fryday next at ten o Clock before noon be the time 
for a Town Meeting for the purpose of impowering the Committee 
of Correspondence & such other Persons as they may think proper 
to send with them to meet the convention at Concord on the 14 th . 
July next for the purpose of Carrying into Effect the measures 
Congress have Recommended in their last Address, and that the 
Town Clerk cause Notifications to be seasonably sent out for that 
purpose. 

to be added to the Notification to Consider what is proper to 
be done as to Repairing the Ways at Winnesimet ferry also 
what allowance shall be made the assessors for their last Services. 

Agreed that the assize of Bread be as follows 

lb. oz. 

a twelve shilling White Loaf to weigh 1. 4. 

a three shilling White Bisket 0. 5. 

a twelve shilling Loaf of Brown Bread not more than 

half Indian 1. 10. 

M r . Dor & M r . Williams to view & direct the Proprietors to 
make the necessary Repairs of Mill Bridge & Draw Bridge. 

Allowed the Premium to John Champne}' & C. of Engine N. 
11 agreeable to his application the 9 th June 

drawn 

Order on M r . Farmer to Receive Boston a Negro man into the 
Almshouse at the Charge of the State. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 7. 1779. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Austin, Williams, Dorr, Preston, Frazier. 

Ordered that a Warrant be issued for a Town Meeting July 9'. 
Fryday Morning 10 OClock. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 9, 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Williams, Frazier, Price. 

Upon the Application of D r . Isaac Foster D : Director [222.] 
General of Hospitals for liberty to bury Soldiers & Prisoners who 



96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

have died in the Continental Hospital in some of the public bury- 
ing Grounds 

Voted, that liberty be accordingly granted for the burying 
such Persons in the New Burying Ground at the bottom of the 
Common. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 13, 1779. 
Present, Mess: Dorr, Grenough, Price, Frazier, Scollay, Austin, 
Williams. 

Application made the Selectmen, for running a Fence from the 
South Burying Ground to prevent Carriages & c . from crossing the 
Common. 

Voted, that the Selectmen, who have the inspection and care of 
that Quarter of the Town, be desired to carry up a Fence accord- 
ingly. 

Passed upon Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse his State 
Accounts amounting to 7367.. 13 - & 81" 2" 11 as by Copies 
on file. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be as follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. 

a twelve Shilling White Loaf to weigh - - 1 - 8 - 

a two Shilling white Biscuit d. - - - 4 - 
a twelve Shilling Loaf of Brown Bread | 

not more than half Indian f 1 " 14 - 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 14. 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Grenough, Austin. 

The Butchers have liberty to put their Stalls into the Market 
at Nights, upon the application of the Clerk of the Market. 

Application having been made the Selectmen by Cap'. Curtis 
"of Engine N. 8 that a House may be provided for the Engine 
to be kept in Deacon Preston, Cap'. Fellows & M r . Price 
were desired to take order respecting the same. 

Voted, that the Clerk be directed to send Letters to the Pro- 
prietors of the Mills in Boston to meet the Selectmen next 
Wednesday, relative to giving the necessary Repairs [223.] to 
the two Bridges which are so out of repair, as to endanger 
Carriages &. that pass over them. 

The Committee appointed to confer with the Proprietors of the 
Mills relative to repairing the Mill & Draw Bridge, report as 
follows Viz'. 

That they have seen M r . Payne one of the Proprietors who 
gave for answer that the profits arising from the Mills were so 
small, that at present they could not repair the Bridges. The 
Committee further Report that having conversed with the Rev d . 
M r . Robins another of the Proprietors, he returned for answer, 
that he was always ready to do his part, and was content that the 
Bridges should be presented, but that he did not know whether 
the Town was not obliged to rebuild, or assist in rebuilding them ; 
and that he supposed some old Records would determine that 
point or to that effect. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 97 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, July 15. 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Austin, Williams, Frazier, Price. 

The several Bakers attended, and objected to the last Assize, 
as the Flour they baked cost them more than it was set at 
whereupon the Selectmen consented to suspend the operation of 
the last Assize for the present & that the proceeding Assize 
should regulate the Clerks of the Market. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 17. 1779 
Present Mess" : Dor, Scollay, Austin, Williams, Frazier, Price. 
Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be as follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. 

a twelve Shilling white Loaf to weigh - - 1 . . 6 - 

a three Shilling white Bisket d u . - - o - 

a twelve Shilling Loaf of Brown Bread - -1-12 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 21. 1779 
Present Mess" : Preston, Williams, Austin, Dorr, Grenough, 
Frazier, Price. 

Elisha Byles informs that he has taken Benj a . Bagnal late an 
Inhabitant of Boston to Board, & has let a Chamber to M. 
Susannah Wells ; late from Walthain, formerly of Boston. 

[224.] M r . Shaw a Collector of Taxes desired to attend 
Monday next Afternoon at the Selectmens Chamber. 

Selectmen Agreed to act upon the List of Licensed Persons re- 
turned by the Court of Sessions, on Monday next 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for Town Meet- 
ing Monday next 9 OClock Forenoon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 25. 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Austin 

Information given that Cap'. Godfrey in a Cartel Brig', from 
New York with our Prisoners, was brought to at the Castle there 
being one dead on board & others sick with an infectious Dis- 
temper, Cap'. Godfrey was ordered down to Rainsfords Island 
& Orders given M r . Hartley Keeper of the Hospital for his pro- 
ceedure on the occasion and application was made to the Presi- 
dent of the Council & Commissary General for the necessary 
Supplies, part of which was sent down by Cap'. Warner of the 
Castle, who came up with the information 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 26. 1779. 
Present Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Frazier. 

The Town Clerk directed to issue a Notification of the Ad- 
journment of the Town Meeting to Wednesday next agreable to a 
Vote of the Town. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 2G. 1779 
P.M. Present Mess' 8 . Scollay, Fellows, Grenough, Dorr, Fra- 
zier, Preston, Price. 

The Leases for the Fishermans Boxes, being now up those Per- 



98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

sons wbo had erected them on the Towns Land on Dock Square, 
were directed to take off said Boxes. 

M r . Price appointed to adjust & Sette M r . Justice Greanleafs 
Account. 

Orders given M r . George L. Wallace Clerk of Fanuiel Hall 
Market as by Copy on file. 

[225.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 28. 
1779 Present, Mess". Williams, Frazier, Dorr. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 2 d . 1779. 
Present Mess 8 : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
viz 1 . Mess r8 . John Cobourn William Phillips Jun r . Joseph 
Laughton, John Andrews, Henry Bass Benjamin Clark. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 4'. 1779 

Present Mess : Dorr, Frazier, Scollay, Preston, Fellows & Price. 

., M r . Joab Hunt Master of Engine N. 2 proposes M r . James 

/^ Freeland as one of the Company of said Engine in the room of 

Theodore Cross deced he was accordingly Approved of 

The Selectmen approve of Col. Edward Procter & M r . Samuel 
Parkmau as Suretys for Francis Shaw Esq r . Collector of Taxes 
for the present Year. 

The Fishermen who occupy the Fish Stalls at the West End of 
the Town Dock being desired to Attend that they might know the 
reason of the Stalls not being removed agreeable to their direc- 
tions, the Fishermen accordingly Attended & offering no reason 
for their Refusal, they were directed to remove their Stalls by 
next Saturday. 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue Notifications of the Town 
Meeting Adjournment on Monday next 3. O'Clock P.M : agreable 
to a Vote of the Town and to request the Constables to disperse 
them. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be as follows Viz*. 

lb. oz. 

a twelve Shilling white Loaf to weigh - 1 - 8 - 

a two Shilling white Bisket d. - "-4 - 

a twelve Shilling Loaf brown Bread not more than 

Indian 2 

M r . Frazier appointed to order a Hose to be made for Engine 
N. 6. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 6, 1779. 
Present Mess: Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier. 

[226.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 4 . 9, 
1779 Present Mess: Scollay, Dorr, Austin, Frazier. 

The Town Clerk was directed to issue a Warr'. for calling a 
Meeting of the Inhabitants who are free & 2 1 Years of Age on the 
12 Ins 1 . 10 O'Clock for the purpose of choosing Delegates to 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 99 

Represent the Town in a Convention to be held at Cambridge for 
the purpose of forming a new Constitution. 

M r . Gill to have the printing of the Notifications for the 
Meeting. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed by two of the Selectmen viz'. M r . 
Dorr & M r . Williams to receive one Nicholas Benson into the 
Almshouse to be supported by the State, he bic-ng a Stranger & 
not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Slate & without the means 
of support. Order dated the 7 Ins'. & signed by John White 
Overseer. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 11, 1779 
Present Mess: Dorr, Frazier, Scollay, Austin, Preston, Fellows, 
Price, Williams, Grenough. 

M r . Nazro directed to order the attendance of the Haywards 
next Wednesday. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 17, 1779. 
Present Mess : Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier, Price 

A recommendation was given M r . Robert Hews to the good 
Farmers of the Country to be by them supplied with live Stock, 
agreable to a Vote of this Town as by Copy on file. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 18, 1779 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Price, Austin, Frazier, Grenough, Preston. 

M r . Shubael Hews was permitted to improve the Stall in Faneuil 
Hall Market lately hired by Parker, bieng Numbers 4- & 8. 

The Haywards attended, aud assured the Selectmen that they 
had & should do their duty. 

[237.] M r . John Adams applies for liberty to sell Salt Pro- 
visions & Butter to the Inhabitants, in Faneuil Hall Market at the 
regulated price. 

M r . John Jones Sexton of Trinity Church applys to the Select- 
men, for liberty to break Ground in the Burial placqs in the South 
part of the Town. 

Voted, that Liberty be granted accordingly, provid d . the said 
Jones conforms to the regulations that have or may be made re- 
specting the Burying Grounds. 

The following Persons were chose Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held in this Town next Tuesday Viz Mess 8 . Nathan Spear, 
Elias Thomas Jr, William Cunningham, Bossinger Foster, William 
Miller & Samuel Clap. 

An Order drawn on Paul Farmer to receive into the Alms 
House Margaret Holland a Stranger, the Order signed by M r . 
Scollay, & M r . Austin. 

An Order drawn on Paul Farmer to receive into the Alms 
House Mary Sinclear a Stranger, the order signed by M r . Austin 
& Dea. Preston. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 25, 1779 
Present Mess": Dorr, Scollay, Austin, Greuough, Preston, 
Frazier, Price. 



100 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

M r . Ebenezer Cox proposed as a Watchman for the North 
Watch, in the room of Ralph Morgan. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 30, 1779 
Present Mess rs : Scollay, Austin. Dorr, Williams, Frazier. 

It is agreed, that M r . Joseph Oliver lay down at his ou charge 
good & sufficient Ways at Winuesimmit Ferry as good at least 
as the Ways at Charlestown Ferry, to be Judged of by proper 
Workmen, & to keep them in good repair & leave them at the ex- 
piration of twelve Years in like repair ; for this he is to have the 
improvement of the Ferry for that term of time with paying only 
a Shilling p Year as Rent & at the expiration of the term to 
deliver up the Ways to the Selectmen without requiring anything 
for them. 

['428.] M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the 
Almshouse to be supported at the State charge one Margaret 
Adams a Stranger signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Austin. 

Passed upon a number of Accounts. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the SelectMen Sept. 2, 1779 
Present Dor, Grenough, Preston, Frazer, Price. 

Liberty Granted to Edward How to open the Drain near his 
house in Cow Lane. 

Agreed that there be a Town Meeting on Friday next at ten 
o Clock forenoon agreeable to a request of a Number of the In- 
habitants this day presented to the SelectMen. 

Six Jurors drawn for the Superior Court now Sitting 
Edward Sohier 

Samuel Pitts 
James Thwing 

t Samuel Eliot jun r . 

Benj a . Cobb 
Nath By field Lyde 

Voted, that the Constables of the Town be directed to warn the 
Inhabitants, without a printed Notification, of the Town Meeting 
ordered as above. 

A Letter was wrote M r . Payne requiring him immediate to 
repair the Mill & Draw Bridges which are in a ruinous state and 
dangerous to the Inhabitants. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 10, 1779. 
Present Scollay, Price, Grenough, Frazier, Dorr, Preston. 

Voted, that a Town Meeting be called next Tuesday being the 
14'. Ins 1 , for the choice of a Representative & c . and that the In- 
habitants be warned by a printed Notification. 

Isaac Bird appointed a measurer of Wood by Land & Coal 
Baskets the Purchasers to pay for measuring 2/ by Load. 

[229.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 
13'. 1779. Present Mess 8 : Scollay, Fellows, Grenough, Frazier, 
Price, Dorr. 

M r . Ballard attended, and the Selectmen agreed to allow him 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 101 

for the use of his Slaughter house a reasonable sum provided 
Creatures are killed in it, for the benefit of the Inhabitants. 

Agreed with Cap'. Conner to improve a Building belonging to 
him as a Slaughter house, & to allow him a reasonable rent there- 
for. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 18, 1779 
Present Mess 8 : Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

Agreed to visit Rainsfords Island on Wednesday next to sett 
off from Wheelwrights Wharff 8. O Clock Morning. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 27, 1779. 
Present, Mess : Dorr. 

A number of Accounts were presented. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep*. 29, 1779 
A.M. Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Dorr, Price, Fr.-izier. 

A Letter was wrote to the Committee of the Town of Wey- 
mouth by Order of the Town. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septenr". 29, 1779 
P.M. Present Mess": Scollay, Frazier, Dorr, Price, Grenough, 
Williams. 

M r . Hartley & Wife attended, and after hearing what they had 
to offer against the charge brought before the Selectmen of their 
having neglected their duty with respect to the care of the Hospi- 
tal, and also as to M r . Hartleys bad behavior 

Voted, that it is the sense of the Selectmen that he is unfit for 
the care of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island, and therefore that 
he be dismissed from that service. 

Voted, that M rs . Hartley be permitted to continue at the Hospi- 
tal House for the present. 

Mem , there is in the upper loft of Faneuil Hall of the Towns 
Sto-k. 13 Boxes containing 1300 Ib. of Lead Balls & .2 Boxes with 
200 Ib. of Buck Shot. 

(Entered in the Mem Book Oct 11 th 1782. Marginal note.) 

[230.] The following Persons were chose Jurors for a Mari- 
time Court. Viz'. Mess : Josiah Waters William Foster, William 
Shattuck, Grant Webster, Nathaniel Pierce, Hopestill Foster. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 1, 1779. 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Price. 

Agreed upon a return to be made on the Precept for choice of a 
Representative in the room of M r . Samuel Adams. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 2 d , 1779 
Present Mess : Dorr, Scollay, Grenough. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 4, 1779 
Present Mess. Fellows, Williams, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, 
Price. 

M r . Paul Fanner was directed to receive into the Almshouse a 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

poor Infant Child of one Abigail Burk a Stranger at the charge 
of the State Order signed by Gustavus Fellows & Jon n . Will- 
iams. 

Voted, that M r . Peirce have the care & management of the 
Towns proportion of the Produce of the Lands at New Boston 
also 

that he let the Keeper of the Almshouse have for the Overseers 
of the Poor, for the use of the Almshouse, 150 bushels Potatoes 
at 4^ Dollars p bush : and that he sell the remainder of the 
Potatoes to the Inhabitants at the same rate, & the other part of 
the produce at a reasonable rate & pay the whole of the Moneys 
arising thereon to the Town Treasurer. 

Cap'. Prince is desired to take care of the Post & Rails of said 
Land. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 6, 1779 
Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Price. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 13, 1779 
Present Mess. Frazier, Dorr, Scollay, Austin, Preston, "Williams. 

M r . Joseph Stevens of Braintree applies to the Selectmen for 
the care of Rainsfords Island Cap'. Kerkwood applied to the 
Selectmen thro: M r . Austin, that he might have the Hospital. 

[231.] Passed upon several Town Accounts. 

M r . Dorr & Frazier a Comm ee . to make enqury of Cap'. Hatch 
with respect to the advancements made to the Continental 
Soldiers sent by this Town. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 15, 1779 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warr 4 . for a Town Meet- 
ing Tuesday next, 10 OClock Forenoon. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 21, 1779 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Austin, Dorr, Frazier. Price. 

Barth . Trow applies for the hire of the Watch-House at West 
Boston End, which has not been approved for some time past. 

Voted, that he have the use of said House at forty Shillings p. 
Month, to leave the same immediately upon the requirement of the 
Selectmen. 

M r . Thomas Bayley appointed by the Selectmen a Measurer of 
Wood & Bark brought into this Town by Land, agreable to a late 
Act of this State and two Shillings p. Load is allowed for all 
Wood so measured. 

Orders were given as by Copy on file. 

see below 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 21, 1779 
Present Mess": Scollay, Austin, Grenough, Frazier. Price. 

It was agreed by the Selectmen that the allowance to M r . Bayley 
for measuring Wood & c . be three Shillings p Load and the Town 
Clerk -is to give a Certificate accordingly. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 103 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 25, 1779. 
Present Mess 9 . Dorr, Price. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem*. 1, 1779. 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Grenough, Austin, Scollay, Price. 

D r . Welch informs that one Boston a Negro Servant to 
has the Small Pox at Daniel Holsey a free Negro Voted, that he 
be removed to the Hospital at New Boston. 

[232.] M r . Frazier appointed to see the Drain at New Boston 
put in proper repair 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 3, 1779. 
Present Mess : Austin, Frazier, Grenough, Williams, Scollay. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for calling a 
Town Meeting Wednesday next, 9 OClock Forenoon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 10, 1779 
Present Mess. Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Preston, Frazier, Price. 

Cap 1 . Robinson of Engine N. 3 applies for the Premium for 
bringing their Engines to work first on the fires which lately broke 
out at M r . Bouchons store Black Horse Lane & Cap 1 . Dobles House 
back of the Church 

drawn for 

Voted that he have the Premium allowed by the Town. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 1C, 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Grenough, Dorr, Fellows, Price, Frazier. 

The Selectmen were informed by M r . Abiah Hoi brook Usher of 
the South Writing School in a Letter on file dated Novem r . 1, 1779, 
that he had quitted the service of the Town for other business 

M r . Nazro directed to require the attendance of the Fishermen 
on Wednesday 

Complaint eutred with the Selectmen, that Persons from the 
Hospital have been buried in an insufficient way at the South bury 
ing Ground whereupon 

M r . Nazro was directed to desire D r . Warren the Physician who 
has the care of the Hospital, to attend at the Selectraens Chamber 
on Wednesday next 

Boston S<: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 17, 1779 
Present Mess : Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Williams. 

Gave an Order to Col. Hatch drawn in his favor on Treasurer 
Jeffries for two lum d . & seventy pounds being the balance of Col. 
Hatchs' Account of Milage. 

[233.] M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the 
Almshouse to be supported at the State charge M r . Robert Gar- 
land Cranch a distracted Person, who is a Stranger & not an In- 
habitant of any Town in this State, neither has he wherewithall to 
support himself Order signed by M r . Dorr & M r . Frazier 

Cap 1 . Laha applies for the care of the Hospital at Kainsfords 
Island 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 22 d . 1779 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Fellows, Frazier, Will- 
iams, Preston. 

- Cap'. Robinson of Engine N. 3. applies for the Premium for 
bringing said Engine to work first on the fire, which lately broke 
out at M r . Tilestons House North End drawn for. 

Voted, that he have the Premium allowed by the Town, being 
3- 

drawn for 

The Selectmen have agreed with the following Persons to place 
Boxes on the West part of the Dock for the keeping of Fish for 
Sale ^- Viz 1 
Mess. John Tilley - 1 Boxes @ 4 Dollars p. Month 

each Box 

Jacob Parsons 1 d. 

Timothy Peace - 1 d. 4 Dollars p. M. 

John Johonot - 1 d. 4 d. p. d. 

John Jenkins - 1 d. 4 p d. 

Joseph Hemmingway 1 d. 4 p. d. 

It also Agreed, that the Fishermen who hired Boxes the last 
Year, shall lay down the Platform which they removed contrary to 
Agreement, the next Spring ; the present season not permitting 
it 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem r . 24, 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Grenough, Williams. 

The Agreement made with M r . Barth . Trow for the hire of 
the Watch House at New Boston, is set aside the Selectmen not 
having a right to improve the same for any other purpose than 
that of a Watch-house 

The Town Clerk is directed to give Certificates to each of the 
Collectors of Taxes that the) 7 have qualified themselves to receive 
the Tax Books 

[234.] Agreeable to General Hancocks request he is per- 
mitted to have the use of four of the Town Lamps upon the con- 
dition proposed in his Billet of this Day on file 

(Entered in the Mem Book May 17-81. Marginal note.) 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Nov r . 26, 1779 
Present, Mess rs : Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

Certificates were given in to the Committee of the General 
Court that the bounty of Thirty pounds was paid to the Men 
raised for Rhode Island pursuant to a Resolve of Court passed 
June 8, 1779 and of the number of Men raised for the Continen- 
tal Army for nine months for which a bounty was to be allowed 
the Town of 120 for each Man 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 29, 1779 
Present Mess": Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Price, Preston, Frazier. 

The Town Clerk is directed to allow the Watchmen double their 
present allowance bieng 40. 10/ for the Constable and 27 p 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1779. 105 

Month for the Watchmen on account of the rise of the Neces- 
saries of Life. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 1, 1779 
Present Mess: Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Frazier, Price. 
Cap'^ Obediah Curtis of Engine N. 8 applies for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first at the 
Fire which lately broke out at the Widow Sears House South End 
drawn for in Novem r . draft. 

Cap 1 . Richard Hunnewell of Engine N. 9. for the Premium at a 
Fire at M r . Hincklys Shop South end. drawn for in 

Novem r . draft 

Cap 1 . Joab Hunt of Engine N. 2. for the premium at the late 
Fire at a House of D r . Mathers North end drawn for in 

Nov r . draft 

Voted, that the foregoing Premium be drawn for in the Novem- 
ber draft. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held the 7 Inst 1 . Viz' 

Mess" : Josiah Waters 

Alexander Edwards 
Barth . Kneeland 
Benjamin Waldo 
William Brick 
Joseph Kettle 

[235.] M r . Scollay appointed by the Selectmen to settle any 
Accounts with M r . Hartley relative to Hospital at Raiusfords 
Island 

Cap 1 . Sam 1 . Laha, appointed at a late Meeting to the care of the 
State Hospital at Rainsfords Island. 

The Town Clerk is directed to draw for M r . Matthew Nazro. 
from this time at the rate of 117" 10/ p Quaiter on accouut 
of the present rise of the necessaries of Life. 

The Town Clerk is directed to draw for M r . Pierce on account 
of the rise of provis, at the rate of 50 - p. Quarter from this 
time 

William Baker appointed Constable of the Watch at the South 
End and the Town Clerk is directed to give him Orders accordingly. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dece r . 7, 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Frazier, Fellows. 

Information given that several Persons at New Boston were 
broke out with the Small Pox Orders vere given M r . Nazro to 
remove them to the Hospital at that part of the Town four 
Persons namely John Webber, Mary Jeffries, Hannah Porter & 
a Child of Mary Cades. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dece r . 8, 1779 
Present Mess'. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Williams. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, DecenV. 15, 1779 
Present Mess' : Preston, Williams. 



106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Dec r . 22 d . 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Preston, Frazier. 

M r . Farmer to be desired to attend with his Books at the 
Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday in order to examine D r . 
3 ted mans State Accounts. 

[236.] Cap*. Hunnewell of Engine N. 9. applies for the 
Premium allowed for playing first with his Engine on the Fire 
which lately broke out at Maj r . Cunninghams House South End. 

drawn for 

Voted, that he have a draft for the same. 

M r . Scollay received of Treasurer Jeffries & State Treasurer 
Fifty-three Pounds 6/ 6 d . Interest money on Brookers Donation, 
to be distributed among poor Widows & c . 

Of which he took . . . . 5. 6. 6 - & distributed as 
follows Viz'. 

To M rs . Baker 1 . . 4 - 

M. Usher - - - - 1 . . 4 - 
M. Richards - - 1 . . 4 - 
M rl . Bennet 1 . . 16 - 



. 5 . . 8 

M r . Dorr received 6 & gave 
To Widow Parkman - 3.3- 

Hannah Whittle - 2.12- 

Q _ 

6- 

Deacon Preston received & distributed 6 
To Widow Allen 3 

Widow Welch .... 3 



6- 

M r . Frazier received .... 6 & gave 

To Widow Deshon 3 - 

To M r . Morefield . . . 3 _ 



Cap*. Fellows received 6 & gave 

To the Widow Scott - .... 6 - 

M r . Austin rec d . 6 & gave 

To M". Oliver - 3 - 

M". Chamberlain - -- 3 - 

6- 

M r . Williams rec d . 6 - who gave 

to Widow Wakefield - - - - - 6 - 

M r . Price rec d . 6 - who gave to 

Widow Low - 3 - 

Widow Wendell of 8. part of y*. Town 3 - 

6- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 107 

Deacon Grenongh rec d . 6 who gave to 

Widow Wakefield - 3 

Widow Lee ----- 3 



6 



Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decern r . 27. 1779 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Williams, Preston, Grenougli, 
Frazier. 

[237.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dece r . 
27. 1779 Present Mess: Preston, Dorr, Frazier, Grenough, 
Scollny, 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 28. 1779 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Williams, Grenough. 

Matthew James admitted a Watchman in the North Watch, 
in the room of Ebenezer Cox 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec'. 29. 1779 
Present Mess : Dorr, Preston, Scollay, Williams 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jau y . 5. 1780 
Present Mess : Fellows, Dorr, Grenough, Preston, Williams, 
Frazier. 

Passed upon. D r . N. W. Appletons Account of Supplies for the 
State Hospital at West Boston amounting to Five hundred & 
thirty three pounds 7/ and gave a Certificate of the same 

Passed upon. D r . John Stedmans State Account amounting to 
1802 . . 16/ beginning May 6. 1779 continued to November 6. 
following 

Gave M r . Geyer a Certificate of the good behavior of 28 Ger- 
mans a List of which is on file & another to Col". Hitchburne 
relative to Jn Lear. 

M r . Humhleton is directed to make the most of the Town's 
Bull, represented by him as insufficient for the service of the 
Town, and to account with the Selectmen for the neet proceeds 
thereof 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan'. 12. 1780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Williams, Grenough, Preston, Scollay, 
Frazier, Price. 

Passed upon Paul Farmers two Accounts amounting to 11993 : 
9 - 1 . & 119 - 11 - 8 . as p Copies on file 

Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshause was directed [238.] to 
receive into the Almshouse to be supported at the charge of this 
State one Isabella Daws a stranger in very Suffering Circum- 
stances, Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Prebton Selectmen 
& Samuel Whitwell an Overseer 



108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Also one MIntosh not an Inhabitant of this Town, who 
is in suffering circumstances Order signed by M r . Scollay & 
M r . Preston, Selectmen & by M r . Whitwell an Overseer 

Cap 1 . Elias Robinson of Engine N. 3. applies to the Selectmen 
or the premium allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to 
work first at the Fire which lately broke out at Col. Hancocks 
Wharff in a Store drawn for 

Voted, that he have a draught for the same 

It is Agreed by the Selectmen that the Towns Rents shall be 
as follows from 6. January Ins*. 

M r . Boyces Store - - 450 

James Cazneaus Store - - 341. 6.8- 

Samuel Brecks Store - .... H83. 6.8- 

Samuel Jepsons Shop - 80. 

Elisha Adlingtons d. - - 66.13.4- 

Spencer Walker - - 66.13.4- 

Thomas Moulins House - - 160. 

George Roulston d. - 160.-- 

Cap*. Simians - - - Store 666-13-4 

Deer Island - - - from 25 March 1780 1000 

Hay Market say Engine 

Laud on West side the Neck & ) 



on the East side **** 



Stalls in Faneuil Hall Market 25 for one see File y . 10. 

North Battery Wharff, from the 14 of April next - 240 

Land at S. End formerly improved by M c .Fadden - 

Stands in the Market Square 9/ p day - - see Feb^. 

The Oyster Vessels to pay in the same proportion 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 19. 1780 
Present Merss" : Scollay, Austin, Preston, Dorr, Frazier, Price, 
Grenough. 

M r . Smith approved of by the Selectmen as an Usher to 
the South Grammar School 

It is Agreed that Deacon Simkins shall pay as Rent for Hub- 
bards Store occupied by him at the rate of 200 p Annum 
ending the th . Inst'. at which time the new rent mentioned [39.] 
above, viz'. 666.13.4. p Annum commences 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 26. 1780 
Present Moss. Fellows, Dorr, Williams, Preston, Grenough, 
Frazier, Price. 

Ordered, that a Town Meeting be called on Tuesday next 10. 
O Clock Forenoon, in order to consider what Moneys are necessary 
to be raised to defrey the necessary charges & Expences of the 
Town 

Agreed that the Old South Bell be rung at 1 O Clock & nine 
O Clock and that the Old Brick Building Bell cease 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 31 st . 1780 
Present Mess. Dorr, Scollay, Fellows, Williams, Price. 
Passed upon Accounts 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 109 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Fet/. 1. 1780. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr. Williams, Frazier, Grenough, 
Price 

Ordered that a Warrant be issued for calling a new Town Meet- 
ing on Thursday next 3 O Clock for the purposes mentioned in 
the late Warrant, & that the Constables Warn the Inhabitants 
without printed Notifications 

Boston Ss: At a Mooting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 2 d . 1780 
Present Mess r " : Dorr, Preston. Grenough, Frazier, Price, Scollay. 

It is Agreed with the Bell Ringers that they are to receive 36 
p Annum for ringing three Bells the Year makes 108 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 4. 1780 
Present Mess : Frazier, Dorr, Grenough, Price, Preston. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 10. 1780 
Present Mess : Frazier, Dorr, Williams, Grenough, Price, Scollay, 
Frazier. 

[240.] D r . Appleton who attends the Hospital at West 
Boston as Physician to the Sick attended, & Reports that the 
Hospital is now clear of the Small Pox 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse to 
be supported at the charge of this State one Catharine Croswell', 
a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State, who is 
inferm & has not wherewithall to support herself Order signed 
by two of the Selectmen viz'. M r . Scollay & M r . Williams. 

M r . Uran of Engine N 4 applies for the Premium allowed by 
the Town to his Company for bringing their Engine to work first 
upon the Fire which lately broke out at the Goal drawn for 

Voted that he have a draft for 3 bieug the Premium allowed 
by the Town ; next Draft Day 

It is ordered by the Selectmen, that the Rent of the Stalls in 
Faneuil Hall Market be as follows from the 3 d . of Feb y . Viz 1 . 

N. 1 8 - - - p m. 

2 7 - - - p d. 

3 8 - - - p d. 

4 8 - - - p d. 

5 8 - - - p d. 

6 8 - - - p d. 

7 12 "10-p d. 

8 12 "10-p m. 

9 12" 10-p d. 

10 12 - - - p d. 

11 12 "10-p d. 

12 12-- 10-p d. 

13 12 p d. 

14 12 "10-p d. 

15 12 "10-p d. 

16 12-' 10-p d. 

17 8---pd. 

18 8 - - - p d. 



110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

19 8 p d. 

20 8 p d. 

21 7 - - - p d. 

22 8 - - - p d. 

[241.] M r . Dorr appointed a Committee to make enquiry of 
the Board of War, relative to the Towns proportion of Steel, 
granted by the General Court to the several Towns in this 
State 

M r . Richard Green appointed Constable of the Town Watch, at 
West Boston which is to consist of five Men including the Con- 
stable M r . Chairman & M r . Frazier a Committee to fill up 

said Watch 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 11.1 780 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Williams, Grenough. 

Mad a conference with the Committee who were appointed by 
the Town for procuring Clothing for the Armys and with M r . Kel- 
lock the Agent 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 12, 1780 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Williams. 

M r . Scollay & Williams appointed to confer with some Members 
of Council relative to Clothing 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 16. 1780. 
Present Mess : Dorr, Preston, Price, Frazier, Scollay, Williams. 

A Certificate was signed by the Chairman of the Selectmen that 
Cnffee Townsend, was the sole property of Isaac Townsend 

The Committee appointed to enquire of the Board of War rela- 
tive to the Towns proportion of Steel Report Viz 4 . That there 
is 1012 of French Steel, belonging to this Town that the 
original price was (>/ p Ib. but, that they will not sell it now at that 
rate that they cannot at present determine the price as they 
cannot make a Board 

M r . DOIT appointed to settle with M r . Newman relative to ring- 
ing the North Church Bell & taking care of the Clock. 

M r . Isaac Pierce has delivered by Order of the Selectmen four 
hundred & seven pair of Shoes and four hundred & seven pair of 
Hose, unto M r . Lemuel Kolbeck, ag'. for Suffolk as the Towns 
proportion of the Quota ordered by the Gen 1 . Court as p Receit 
on tile 

[24:2. ,] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Fel/. 19, 
1780 Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Price. 

An Order on Town Treasurer was drawn by Order of the 
Selectmen in favor of John Rowe Esq r . for 3313.4 bieng in full 
407 p r Stockings purchased as the Towns proportion, for supply 
of the Continental Army 

A Memorial was drawn up and passed to be sejit the Council of 
this State, relative to the foregoing Supplies & c 

An Order was also given Gabriel Johonnot on the Town Treasury 
for 3433. 10/ being in full for 327 pair Mens Shoes at 210 / p p*. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. Ill 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 23. 17"80 
Present Mess": Dorr, Greenough, Frazier, Preston, Price. 

M r . Isaac Pierce appointed to the care of the Bills & Summery 
& any loose Articles left at the South School House by the late 
Fire 

M r . Samuel Holbrook Master of the South Writing School lately 
consumed by Fire, was desired to attend and being enquired of 
respecting the probable course of the Fire, he was not able to 
give it, but informed the Selectmen that there been but little 
Fire that afternoon, and that he left the School the last of any 
one, and his Son had looked thro, the Windows about 9. OClock, 
having smelt fire. 

Application was made to the Selectmen by several of the In- 
habitants that a Master might be provided for the North Gram- 
mar School in the room of M r . Bentley who leaves the School 
next Satturday 

M r . Frazier & M r . Dorr, a Committee to apply to the Overseers 
of the Poor, for the use of the Workhouse Hall for M r . Hoi- 
brooks Scholars 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 23. 1 780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Preston, Williams, Grenough, Frazier, 
Price, Scollay. 

[243.] M r . Vandiel M r . Thaxter of Hingham & M r . Smith 
Usher of the South Grammar School apply to the Selectmen 
for the appointment of Master to the North Grammar School in 
the room of M r . Bentley, who has left it M r . Croswell to be 
either Master of the North or Usher of the South 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 29. 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Williams, Grenough, Dorr, Preston, 
Frazier, Price. 

The Selectmen with the Justices & Overseers met and agreed 
upon a Visitation of the Town to be had Wednesday the I 8 , of 
March next 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 1. 1780 
Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Frazier, Preston, 
Price. 

M r . Nazro to be directed to require the attendance of those 
Persons who have taken Stuff from the late Fire, to be at the 
Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday ; them only to attend who 
refuse to deliver up what they have taken. 

M r . Sutton is also to be desired to attend next Wednesday 

M r . Holbrook Master of the South Writing School has sent a 
Letter of resignation as Master on account of his health 

Voted, that a Warrant be issued for a Town Meeting next 
Wednesday. 

M r . Coopers Acco*. to be considered next Wednesday. 

Voted, that M r . Edes have the printing of the Notifications 

M r . Dorr Preston & Frazier a Comm ee : to enquire into the 
expediency of having the Labretory for a Writing School 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 6, 1780 
Present Mess": Scolla}-, Dorr, Frazier., Grenough. 

M r . Nazro was directed to see the Pulpit covered with Black 
where the Oration is to be pronounced. 

[244.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 6, 
1780 Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Preston, Grenough, 
Frazier, Price. 

The Selectmen having received the Moneys Collected for M r . 
Monks found the same to be Three hundred twenty-nine Pounds 
8/1 Received further 3" 6. 

M r . Dorr & M r . Grenough, appointed to see M r . Monk and 
consider what Sum it is necessary to furnish him with for the 
present. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 4. 1780 
Present Dorr, Frazier, Williams, Scollay, Price, Grenough. 

Information was given the Selectmen by Isaac Soames Master 
of the Brigg 8 . Favorite That he sayled from Martineque about 
a Month since, and in four Days after he left that place one of his 
Hands broke out with the Small Pox, that he arrived at Cape Ann 
& remained there a Week that no one on board was liable to 
the Distemper and that the sick Person has been well twelve 
Days & had been washed & cleansed sufficiently together with 
the Vessel That the Vessel was loaded with Molasses Cotton 
& c . 8 or 10 Bags of which were Stored in Cap'. Hopkins Store 
Long Wharff whereupon it was ordered that the said Cotton be 
immediately carried back to the Vessel she laying at Anchor some 
distance from the Town, there to be smoked with Brimstone 
together with y e Vessel & M r . Nazro was directed to see the whole 
performed at the charge of the Owners. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 6. 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr. 

Liberty was given to Cap'. Somes to unload his Vessel having 
been sufficiently cleansed and the Person who had been visited 
to return home. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 8. 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay. Dorr, Williams, Grenough, Preston, 
Frazier, Price. 

Richard Hunnewell applies for the Premium allowed for bringing 
their Engine to work first at the Fires which [245.] lately broke 
out at the South Writing School & the Sign of the Lamb. 

Ordered, that he have a draught for 6. 

drawn for 

The Comm 86 . appointed to view the Labratory relative to occupy- 
ing it for a School Report Viz'. That Col. Burbeck has the 
care of it at present for the use of the State that he came in 
possession of it under Col. Crafts that the Land on which it 
is built belongs to the Town, Major Paddock building on it first 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 113 

That it will answer for a School, tho not without a very great 
expense to the Town in fitting it up in a proper manner. 

Mess* : Grenough & Dorr appointed a Committee to visit 
Christ . Monk, the Person who was wounded on the 5'. of March 
1770. Report That he is in indigent Circumstances, and in a. 
very weak condition, and that they have given him the Sum of 
30-9- bieng part of the Money collected 6'. of March Ins 1 , for his 
use, & further that they have directed M. Monk who has the care 
of him to apply as she wants to any of the Selectmen or to M*. 
Scollay who has the Money Collected as on the other side, 
lodged in his hands see the 20 th . of February 1783, 

M r . Smith Usher of the South Grammar School, appointed by 
the Selectmen Master of the North Grammar School in the room 
of M r . Bentley who has resigned and Satturday next 10 O'Clock 
Forenoon he is to be inducted into the School he having en- 
gaged to continue at said School at least for a twelve month 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting March 13. 9. O'Clock Forenoon. 

Voted, that M r . Gill have the printing Notefication for the Town 
Meeting 

M r . Scollay & M r . Frazier a Comm e . to ask D r . Cooper to 
pray- 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 9. 1780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Preston, Williams, 
Price. 

Passed upon two Acco 4 . of Paul Farmer am 1 , to 8899. 13 . 6 & 
51. 13 .4 as p. Copies on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 11. 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Greenough, Price, Frazier, 
Williams. 

[246.] The Selectmen met and proceeded to the North 
Grammar School, where M r . Smith was inducted as Master 
thereof in the room of M r . Bentley who has resigned 

see over y e . other side 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 22 d . 
Present Mess : Fellows, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Frazier, 
Scollay. 

M r . Nazro directed to take care of the Iron work saved from 
the late School house 

The Selectmen having received a Warrant from the Hon bl . 
Judge of Probate for the County of Suffolk to enquire into the 
circumstances of Elizabeth Gillman, of this Widow Examination 
& enquiry was made accordingly and the following return made 
on said Warrant Viz 1 . 

Pursuant to the within Warrant we the Subscribers have made 
examination & enquiry into the Circumstances of the within 
named Elizabeth Gilman and find her to be a Person non compas 
& incapable to take care of her self or her Interest 
To The Hon bl . Thomas Cushing Esq. : 

The Selectmen grant liberty to Triscot to go into an old 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Watch House at the South part of the Town unoccupied he being 
advanced in Years, and likely to become a Town charge unless he 
can have a Building lo live in 

M r . Hubbard appointed to apply to the Board of Warr to en- 
quire the price of their Steel & c . 

M r . Lambert appointed to take care of the Towns Wharff at 
the North End, acquaints the Selectmen, that he has been greatly 
abused by one M c . Clinch, for preventing his carrying off some 
Timber he had taken from the Wharff 

M r . Dorr & Cap 4 . Mackay & M r . Frazier appointed to enquire 
into this matter, and to prosecute the offender for a trespass if 
they Judge proper 

Young M r . Croswell attended, and was informed that an Usher 
was wanted immediately for the South Grammar School and he 
was allowed till next Wednesday to consider whether engage on 
tryal 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse 
[247.] to be supported at the charge of this State one Alexan- 
der Hambelton, a Stranger and not an Inhabitant of any Town in 
this State, niether has he wherewithall to support himself Order 
signed by two of the Selectmen Viz' M r . Scollay & M r . 
Mackay signed the Order dated the 5'. of March Ins*. 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse was directed to re- 
ceive into the Almshouse to be supported at the charge of this 
State, one Mary Linty a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any 
Town in this State and is in a suffering condition the Order 
dated the 17 of March & signed by two of the Selectmen Viz'. M r . 
Scollay & Cap'. Mackay 

M r . Price appointed to apply to the Board of Warr for the Cord- 
age wanted, for the Boat belonging to the State Hospital at Rains- 
fords Island 

The Selectmen have agreed with M r . Andrew Tukesbury, for 
the hire of Deer Island the present Year at the rate of 1000 
p. Annum to be paid in half Year payments And the Town 
Clerk is directed to draw out Leases for the same upon the terms 
of the last Years Lease 

M r . Benjamin Smith Fisherman applies to the Selectmen for the 
liberty to place a Box at the West part of the Dock for the keep- 
ing of Fish for Sale 

Liberty was granted for his placing a Box on the Square for the 
present 

M r . Nazro. was directed, to desire M r . Hamblin the Hayward, 
to attend the Selectmen at their Chamber next Wednesday 

[248.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 14. 
1 780 Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hub- 
bard. 

Information given that a young Man of M r . Wing the Boat 
builder taken with the Small Pox. he was sent to the Hospital 
Wing to pay the Doctor & all other charges. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 15. 1780 
Present Mess". Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Scollay, Price, Hubbard. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 115 

Passed upon D*. Charles Jarvis State Account amounting as p. 
Acco'. Copy to be on file to 2581" 15 

Certificate was given and lodged in the Secretarys Office that the 
bounty of Thirty Pounds was paid to Sixty six Non Commissioned 
Officers & Privates raised to join the Army under the Command 
of General Washington for three Months, agreable to a Resolve 
of the General Court passed October 1779 

The Assessors have Reported that the Books are ready for the 
Collectors 

M r . Hunt & young M r . Croswell are to be desired to meet at the 
Selectmens Chamber Wednesday next 3. OClock. Afternoon. 

Voted, that the Watchmen be drawn for next mouth, at the rate 
of 37-10/. & the Constable of the Watch at the rate of 56" 
5 p. Month 

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Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 24, 1780. 
Present Mess : Mackay, Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Scollay. 

Voted, that M r . Jonathan Mason Jun r . have five Yards of Cloth 
it being the custom to allow the same as a compliment for deliver- 
ing an Oration 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 27,1780. 
Present Mess rs : Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Fellows, Scollay, Price. 

M r . Torrey proposes, William Porter & Philip Freeman Jun r . 
Shop keepers as bis Bondsmen for Collecting Rates &. who 
was approved by the Selectmen 

[249.] M r . Benjamin Sumner a Collector Taxes for the Year 
ensuing proposes, Jonathan Stoddard Gentleman, & John Coolidge 
Gentleman for his Bondsmen who were approved of by the Se- 
lectmen 

M r . Thompson proposes Col. Josiah Waters Esq. & Josiah 
Waters Jun r . Esq. as his Bondsmen who were approved of. 

Francis Shaw Esq. a Collector of Taxes for the Year ensuing 
proposes Edward Proctor Esq. Sam. Parkman Merch'. for his 
Bondsmen who were approved of by the Selectmen 

M r . Hubbard appointed to apply to the Board of War to enquire 
the price that would be put on the Towns proportion of Steel Re- 
ported, that the price of the Steel would be seven Dollars 

Information given the Selectmen that one Covel of Cape Cod 
lodging at one Stuarts, had the Small Pox upon him he was im- 
mediately sent to the Hospital at new Boston on the State Account 
to be under the care of D r . Appleton. 

M r . M c . Clinch appeared and acknowledged his offence, and 
upon consideration of his necessitous Circumstances he was dis- 
missed, proraissing better behaviour for the future. 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse was directed to re- 
ceive into the Almshouse to be supported at the charge of the 
State one Rebecca Miller a poor Stranger and not an Inhabitant of 
any Town in this State Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Price 

M r . Scollay by Order of the Board signed a Certificate that 
Priscilla Willson was the Widow & Heir at Law of John Willson 
deceased, who was in the Continental service 



116 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Clerk was directed to deliver Certificates to the several 
Collectors who have executed their Bonds that there was nothing 
to prevent their receiving the Tax Books of the Assessors 

|_25O.] Agreed with Cap 1 . Fellows for the Rent of the Land 
on each side the Neck, the present Year Bull Pasture included. 
Two hundred Pounds 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 29, 1780 
Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Hubbard, Fellows, Mackay, 
Price. 

M r . William Croswell attended, and was appointed by the 
selectmen Usher of the South Grammar School for four .months 
from his entring upon the business 

M r . Edmunds & M r . Cade who have the care of the North 
Burying Ground informs the Selectmen, that the Corps of a Per- 
son who died of a stab received some time since had been taken 
out of his Grave by a Person or Persons unknown 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 6. 1780 
Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier Scollay, Hubbard. 

M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay, Reports that a Child of Mr. Browns 
in Salutation Alley North End is broke out with the Small Pox, 
which being in a remote place & but two or three Persons in the 
Vicinity liable to the Distemper, gave orders that a Fence should 
be put up to go across the Alley, & a Flag hung out agreable to 
Law that a young Woman by the Name of Richardson is also 
taken with the Distemper in Charter Street & as it is a publick 
Street & many near her liable to the Distemper they have given 
directions to have her removed to the Hospital 

M r . Dorr appointed a Comm ee . to see that M r . Wallace the 
Clerk of the Market strictly adhere to his Instructions 
^ M r . Sloan Master of Engine N. 10 applies for the Premium 
allowed for playing first with their Engine at the Fires which 
lately, broke at M r . Wimbles in Middlestreet, at M r . Ballards in 
Cross Street & M r . Pulcifer in Middlestreet 

Voted, that he have a draft for 9 the premium for the 
3 fires drawn for 

The Chairman & M r . Price a Committee to confer & Agree wiih 
the Hou ble . M r . White of Brookline, or any other Person in order 
to obtain Bulls which they shall Judge sufficient to answer the 
expectation of the Inhabitants who keep Cows in this Ton 

[251.] An Order signed by the Chairman, on the Keeper of 
the Almshouse to deliver Mercy Burrel the Goods belonging to 
her deceased Sister who was sent there on the State Account said 
Goods being left by her in the Almshouse 

M r . Fellows, Hubbard & Frazier a Committee to confer with 
M r . Holbrook relative to the hire of a Room as a School agreable 
to a late Vote of the Town 

M r . Hubbard appointed to settle M r . Pierces Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 12. 1780 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Price, Fellows, Habbard, 
Frazier. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 117 

Applification having been made the Selectmen that y e . Ground 
adjoining M r . Simians the Gold Smith near the Draw Bridge upon 
which Cap'. Newell is erecting a Building, May be viewed, it 
being apprehended, that there is an incroachment on the Street 
whereupon, it was Agreed by the Selectmen, that said Ground 
shall be view'd and M r . Dorr and Cap 1 . Mackay are a Commit- 
tee for that purpose 

T. Brook Woodward, having made application for liberty to set 
a Box on the Market Square for the selling of Fish, he was 
permitted to sell Fish 'on the Square, provided the Garbage &c. 
was removed, but they could not for the present allow of a Box 
being placed on the Square 

Cap'. Fellows & M r . Hubbard, appointed to confer with M rs . 
Holbrook about hiring a Room in their Mouse, Reported that M r . 
Holbrook was out of Town & they were of opinion that said Room 
would not accommodate the Schoolars of the South part of the 
Town, without very great expence 

Voted that the following Advertizement be sent to M r . Willis's 
Paper 

The Publick are hereby informed that not withstanding Reports 
circulated to the contrary, the Small Pox is only in one House in 
this Town, except the Hospital at West Boston, which House is 
situated at the Corner of Temple Street not far from said Hospital,' 
where a Flag is hung out as a signal of Infection 
By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 



It is Agreed by the Selectmen, that Wards N. 1. 2. 3. 
4. -5. shall be more immediately under the care of M r . Dorr & Cap'. 
Mackay N. 6 with the Hospital at Rainsfords Island under 
M r . Scollays N. 7 with the Hospital at West Boston, under M r . 
Fraziers N. 8 under M r . Hubbard N. 9. & 10 under AT. 
Prices N. 11. 12 under Cap'. Fellows; for 'the purposes 
mentioned in the Minutes of March 17, 1779 

M r . Scollay, Price & Hubbard, went to view the Building erect- 
ing by Cap'. Newell, instead of M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay 

M r . Sam 1 . Phillips Savage owner of the above Land on w ch . the 
above mentioned Building stands agrees to remove said Building 
back from the Street one foot, M r . Savage at the same time re- 
questing that an Pantry might be made thereof so as that his right 
to the Land adjoining on the Street might not be understood to be 
Released 

M r . Scollay M r . Hubbard & M r . Fraser appointed a Committee 
to bring to a final Determination the Action bro't by the Town 
against Tho". Hudson 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 19. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Frazier, Scollay, Price, Mackay. 

M r . Dorr & Mackay appointed again a Committee the 12 th . 
Inst'. to view the Building Erecting by Cap*. Newell in Ann Street 
they Report that they agreed with him, that he should remove the 
said Building 15 Inches from the said Street, or otherwise cut off 



118 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

so much at the Northerly end but the said Newell afterwards 
receded so far from the Agreement as to cut off but 8 Inches 

M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay appointed to order suitable repairs to 
the Eugiue at North Square Cap'. Bentley 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 24. 1780 
Present Mess": Dorr, Scollay, Fellows, Frazier, Mackay, 
Hubbard. 

[253.] The Town Clerk was directed to publish an Adver- 
tizement that two Bulls were wanted for Boston Common 

Sam 1 . Brown admitted a Watchman in the room of Matthew 
Jones 

M r . Frazier & M r . Hubbard a Comm ee : to confer with M". Hoi- 
brook, Reported, that she could not accommodate the Town with 
a House for a School 

The Selectmen agreed to make enquiry relative to y e . Labratory 
for a School, on Thursday next 

The Town Clerk was directed to issue a Warr'. for Town Meet- 
ing Tuesday next 10. O Clock Forenoon agreable to the Re- 
solves of Congress relative to a form of Government 

Mess rs : Fleets to have the printing of the Notifications 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 25. 1780 
Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard. 

The Town Clerk was directed to alter the Notification for a 
Town Meeting so that it shall stand, to meet at Faneuil [Hall] 
on Wednesday the 3 d . Day of May next. 10 O Clock Fore-noon a 
former Vote notwithstanding 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 1. 1780 
Present Mess". Scollay. 

Enoch Taylor from Cape Cod taken with the Small Pox was 
sent to the Hospital at New Boston 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 3 d . 1 780 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard. 

M r . Sherman upon application had leave to open a Drain from 
his House into North Street, he making good the Ground & Pave- 
ment to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 10. 1780 
Present Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

Voted, to have an Advertizem'. relative to Small Pox 

[254.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 11- 
1780 Present Mess 15 : Scollay, Frazier, Dorr, Hubbard, Mackay. 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warr'. for a Town Meet- 
ing for choice of Representatives 16'. May 

M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay a Comm e . to wait upon M r . Lothrop 
and desire him to open the Meeting with Prayer 

M r . Willis had the printing the Notifications. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 119 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 14. 1780 
Present Mess. Scollay, Frazier. 

Information bieng given that the Child of M r . Bickers who had 
the Small Pox was dead the Town Clerk was directed to write 
& publish an Advertizement 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 16. 1780 
Present Mess" : Fellows, Dorr, Price, Hubbard. 

Upon application made by Mr. Gorham of Charlestown the 
Jury Boxes were lent the managers of Charlestown Lottery in order 
to draw the Tickets. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 17. 1780 
Present Mess. Fellows, Dorr, Hubbard, 

The Town Clerk directed to send an Advertizement relative to 
the Small Pox the Town being now clear of it saving the 
Hospital at New Boston 

Cap 1 . Hunt of Engine N. 2 proposes "William Dorricut as a 
suitable Person, for his Engine Company who was accordingly 
approved of by the Selectmen in the room of Thomas Atkins 

Abraham Adams applies for leave to open a Drain from his 
House in Newbury Street to the Common Shore Liberty 
granted provided, the Pavement is relaid & the Ground made 
good to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

[255.] John Smith applies for a Stall in Faneuil Hall lately 
occupied by M r . Jeremiah Parker deceased, Voted, that his request 
be granted 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 22 d . 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

Passed upon D r . Jarvis's State Account amounting to as 
p. copy thereof on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 23 d . 1780 
Present Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

A Certificate was given by the Selectmen that Frances Lepping- 
ton is the Widow of Joshua Leppington who went from this Town 
as a Soldier in Cap 1 . Wales Company of Col. Mnrshalls Regiment 
& is lawful Heir to the said Leppington deceased 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 24. 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Price. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 28. 1780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

Information being given that a young Lady in a House in Sud- 
bury Street near Deacon Storers, was broke out with the Small 
Pox she was prevailed upon to consent to her bieng removed to 
the Hospital at West Boston 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 29. 1780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Fellows, Scollay, Frazier. 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Mary Atkins a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in 
this State, bieng in a suffering state was sent to the Almshouse to 
be supported at the charge of the State May 24 Order on M r . 
Farmer signed by M r . Dorr & Mr Hubbard 

Upon application made therefor, Liberty was granted to the 
Council to make use of Faneuil Hall on the Election Day 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 18. 1780 
Present Scollay, Price. 

[256.] A Memorial was handed in to the Council of this 
State representing the State of the Hospital at West Boston with 
respect to Beds Bedding & c . & praying for a supply 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 1. A.M. 
Present Mess": Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

Information given the Selectmen that a Cartel from N York, 
who left that City last Thursday, having 272 Prisoners, G of 
whom had died on the Passage with the Small Pox, had been 
brought too by the Cartel 

Orders were therefore given to Cap'. Samuel Laha Keeper of the 
Hospital at Raiusfords Island to receive the Infected Persons on 
shore & smoke & cleanse them & their Clothing, together with the 
Vessel ; and that no Person be suffered to take anything from the 
Ship or to let any one go or come from the Vessel without per- 
mission 

Orders were also given the Commander of the Cartel to proceed 
immediately for Kainsford Island, & there to follow the directions 
of Cap'. Laha who has the care of the State Hospital 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 1. 1780. P.M. 
Present Mess" : Dorr. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 6. 1780 
Present Mess": Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

Dorathy Wheeler & her Child was sent to the Almshouse June 
3 d . Ins', to be supported as a State Poor. Order signed by M r . 
Dorr & Cap'. Mack ay. 

The following Orders were given the Keeper of the Hospital at 
Rainsf ords Island Viz'. 

Boston June G, 1780 
Cap'. Samuel Laha 

You having represented to us that a number of the Prisoners 
who came in the Cartel from New York may now leave the Island 
with Safety [257.] Our Orders are that you permit such only to 
leave the Hospital as Doctor Foster & D r . Warren do Certify under 
their hands that they have had the Small Pox, and are free from 
Infection & are in such a situation as leads them to apprehend, 
they may come up to the Continental Hospital in this Town by 
Water without danger of communicating the Small Pox or any 
malignant Fever to the Inhabitants, which Persons with every- 
thing they bring with them you are to see well smoked & cleansed 
before they leave the Island 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 121 

A Representation was made the General Court of the present 
state of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island and a plan & estimate 
of the necessary Repairs was at the same time laid before them 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June. 7. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr e , Fellows, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

The Selectmen regulated the Jury Boxes bieng a Committee 
appointed by the Town at a late Meeting, for that purpose 

Passed upon Paul Farmers State Accounts amounting as p. 
Copy on file to 23600"2"0 & 102 '8 '1 

Passed upon D r . Charles Jarvis State Account for attending 
one Mitchel a Stranger, which was passed upon before, but the 
Account having been mislaid at the Council is now passed upon 
again & with some additions amounts to 1324 as p Copy to be 
left by y e Doctor & placed on the files on file. 

Voted that a Warrant be issued by the Town Clerk for calling 
a Town Meeting June 7, 1780 3. O.Clock P.M. 

Voted, that the Constables be directed to "Warn the Inhabitants 
without Notifications. 

[258.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 
9, 1780 Present Mess. Fellows, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard 

M r . Thomas Bayley a Measurer of Wood applies to the Select- 
men for a further allowance 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 12, 1780 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 14, 1780 
Present Scollay, Dorr, Price, Frazier, Fellows 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 16. 1780 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price. 

Application made by M r . Richardson Keeper, of the Hospital at 
New Boston, that he might be suffered to go abroad 

The Selectmen having considered this. Application are of opin- 
ions that he cannot be suffered to come out, till the Hospital is 
clear of Infection 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 16 1780 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price. 

Several Persons having made application to the Selectmen to 
Judge of their Ability to pay their fines laid on such as are im- 
pressed for the Continental Army the Selectmen determined 
not to act till there should be a, full Board, & the Town Clerk was 
directed to acquaint the Selectmen not present that the Meeting 
stands Adjourned to Satturday 4. OClock Afternoon in order for 
a full Board that said business may then be acted upon 

Boston Sa : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 17, 1780 A. M. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard 

M r . Richardson Keeper of the Hospital at New Boston makes 
application again, that he may be suffered to go abroad 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[259.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 17, 
1780. P.M. Present Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Price, Mackay. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 20. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Scollay, Fellows, Price, Mackay, Hub- 
bard. 

M r . Walleys Letter to the Selectmen relative to an advancement 
being made by Individuals, of their State Tax, was read and 
the consideration thereof referred to to-Morrow Afternoon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 21, 1780 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Scollay, Frazier, Hubbard. 

The Committee of Correspondence & the Selectmen having con- 
ferred together relative to encouraging the Inhabitants of this 
Town to advance their Taxes, to answer the particular emergen- 
cies of Government, are of Opinion that this matter be not acted 
upon till the business of the Drafting the Men for the Continental 
Army is compleated. 

M r . Thomas Beauteneau & M r . Nathaniel Kneeland Persons 
drafted in order to reinforce the Continental Army appeared & 
pray'd the Selectmen to examine into their Circumstances as 
pointed out in the Resolve for drafting 

M r . Nazro directed to order the attendance of the Fishermen 
who hire the Stalls on the Dock Square over the Water 

Certificates were given in M r . Thorn 8 . Beauteneau & M r . Natlian- 
iel Kneeland, that they are not of sufficient Ability to pay the 
Fines of 150 incurred by a late Act for drafting Men 

A Woman named ordered to the Hospital at West 

Boston from Greens Barracks at the charge of the State 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 22 d . 1780 
Present Mess : Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

M r . David Jones appeared & prays the Selectmen to examine 
into his Circumstances, also M r . John Oden 

[26O.] The Town Clerk directed to give Certificates to Mess : 
David Jones, & M r . John 'Odin M r . James Bayley Benj a . Jeffries 
Certificates that they are not of sufficient Abilities to pay their 
Fines 

M r . Paul Farmer required to receive into the Almshouse to be 
supported at the charge of the State one John Murphey a sick 
Stranger, who has not wherewithall to support himself 

Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Fellows 

It was Agreed by the Selectmen to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 5'. Day of July next 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 23 d . 1 780 
Present Mess : Scollay, Frazier, Dorr, Price 

Town Clerk directed to give a Certificate to M r . Joseph Putnam 
that he is not of sufficient ability to pay the Fine for not serving 
as a Soldier. 
, v Cap'. Elias Robinson of Engine N. 3, applies for a Premium 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 123 

for playing first on a Fire which lately broke out at M r . Paine the 
Millers 

Voted that he have a draft next draft Day. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 24. 1780. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Hubbard, IScollay, Frazier 

The Town Clerk is directed to give Certificates to Thomas 
Ridgeway, John Baker, John King, 

A Lad taken with the Small Pox, which Lad came in the Cartel 
from S. Carolina, was sent to the Hospital at West Boston 

M r . Collector Torry having applied to the Selectmen for advice 
relative to M r . Brown & Bethunes Taxes & other under siinular 
circumstances Mr. Price was appointed to confer with some 
Gentlemen of the Law, relative thereto 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 26. 1780. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard. 

[261.] The Watchmen have requested of the Selectmen an 
Aughmentatiou of their Wages 

The Town Clerk was directed to draw for the School Masters 
agreable to a Vote of the Town, at the rate of Seventy for 
one 

M r . Frazier appointed to enquire into the conduct of M r . 
Richardson, Keeper of the Hospital at New Boston, it having 
been represented to the Selectmen that lie has been very negli- 
gent with respect to preventing the Small Pox being communi- 
cated to the Inhabitants by his Children going abroad 

M r . Hubbard appointed to examine D r . Appleton's State 
Account 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 28, 1780. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay. 

M r . Farmer required to remove into the Almshouse to be sup- 
ported at the charge of the State one John Bradley a sick 
Stranger who has not whcrewithall to support himself 

Order dated this day signed by M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 30. 1780. 
Present Mess". Dorr, Hubbard, Frazier, Scollay, Mackay, Fel- 
lows. 

Passed upon D r . N : W : Appletons State Account am', to, 
9003"- 4-2 d , 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 1. 1780. 
Present Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard, Mackay. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 6. 1780 
Present : Mess Scollay, Fellows. Don , Frazier, Price, Hubbard, 
Mackay. 

The Visitation of the Schools was attended by the Selectmen 
this Day when it appeared that then* was in the South Grammar 
School Scholars in the North Grammar School Scholars 



124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

in the Writing School in Queen Street Scholars at the North 
Writing Schools Scholars all in good Order 

[262.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 6, 
1780 Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard. 

The Resolve relative to Horses, laid before the Board 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 7. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Hubbard, Fellows, Price, Mackay. 

A Resolve of the General Court relative to purchasing draft 
Horses bieng laid before the Selectmen Cap 1 . Fellows was 
appointed to agree with such Persons as had Horses or Oxen to 
hire or sell, for eleven Horses being the Towns proportion p. said 
Resolve And the Town Clerk was directed to publish au 
Advertizement in the Mondays Papers in conforming there to 
Cap'. Fellows is to engage a draught on the Town Treasury for 
payment of the hire or Purchase of the Horses 

M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay a Comm e . appointed to agree with 
M r . Boyce for carrying the Resolve of the General Court into 
execution so far as relates to the removal of the Barracks at 
Long Island to Rainsfords Island & to order the necessary Repairs 
agreeable to said Resolve passed the 12 June 1780 

The Selectmen have determined that in case application is not 
made to the Selectmen within ten Days for their approbation of 
M r . Ponds Keeping a School in this Town a prosecution shall 
be entred against him 

Boston .Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 12. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Price, Hubbard, Fellows. 
M r . Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse was requested to receive 
into said House to be supported at the charge of the State one 
Elizabeth Lawrence a lame Person a Stranger & not an Inhabitant 
of any [263.] Town in this State, & who has not wherewithall 
to support herself Order signed by M r . Dorr & M r . Frazier. 

M r . Enoch Pond having by his Petition on file, pray'cl liberty of 
the Selectmen to open an English Grammar School in this school 
Liberty was granted accordingly 

The Town Clerk was directed to draw upon the Town Treas- 
urer, for the payment of Eleven Horses purchased by Cap 1 . 
Fellows, for the use of the Continental Army agreable to a 
Resolve 'of the General Assembly passed the 23 d . of June last 
Viz 1 . 

In favor of Hastings for 2 Horses - 1600 - 

Jeremiah Gore 1 - 1 1 00 - 

Robert M c .Neail 1 1100 

Stephen Hall 3 - 3000 

Robert Wier 1 1200 

a Milton Man 1 900 

Cap 1 . Bliss 1 - 1200 

Caleb Davis Esq 1 ... 900 



Orders drawn - - 11 -11000 

see July 17 





SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 125 

The Fishermen were directed to attend next Wednesday : also 
the Watchmen M r . Oliver Wendell desires the use of the Jury 
Boxes in order to draw the Long Wharff Lottery : his request 
granted. Also the use of Faneuil Hall to draw the s d . Lottery: 
also granted. 

M r . Bayley Wood Measurer applied for an aughmentation of his 
Fees, which being considered by the Selectmen the Question 
was put & passed in the negative. 

Cap'. Fellows & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee with M r ' Dorr & 
M r . Price to view the Towns Land behind the South Market in 
Beach Street Report, That it be leased for the term of 21 
Years to Nicholas Pierce & John Wheeler Bricklayers con- 
ditioned to pay 50 p. hard Money p. Years or Paper equivalent 
as Rent, as also to build a good & sufficient Stone Head 
against the Sea & to keep the abutment in good repair & in 
case he erects any Building or Buildings during said term, at the 
expiration thereof [264.] such Building to be appraised by Men 
mutually chosen, & if the Lessees do not incline the Town shall 
have them at the Appraisement they are to have liberty to re- 
move them 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 17. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Price. 

Cap'. Fellows having returned two Orders for pay of Horses, 
Viz', an Order on Town Treasurer in favor of 

Hastings for 2 Horses - - 1600 
One in favor of Robert Wier for 1 Horse - 1200 - 



2800- 
three other Orders on the Treasurer was given Viz'. 

One in favor of William Walker for - - 1100 - 

d. of Joseph Kettle - - 840 - 

d. of Wymen - - 900- 



2840 

The Collectors applied for a Certificate to the Assessors, in 
order for their receiving the Tax Books & the Town Clerk was 
directed to furnish them with one accordingly 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 19. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Frazier, Hubbard. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime 
Court for the middle District Viz'. 

Mess : William Shattuck 
Daniel Waters 
Thomas Sherburne 
George B. Gedney 
Cap'. Ebenezer Howard 
Ebenezer Hinckley 

M r . Beal the Carpenter having made use of a Post belonging to 



126 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

the Town, has been directed by the Selectmen to pay the Town 
Treasurer for the same 9 

M r . Joseph Ballard having been draughted, the Town Clerk was 
directed to give him a Certificate that he is not of sufficient abili- 
ties to pay the Fine 

Mr. Robert Newman appointed pro. Temp. Constable of the 
Watch at New Boston, in the room of M r . Green [265.] going 
in the Army 

M r . Dorr, Cap*. Mackay & M r . Frazier are appointed to agree 
with some suitable Persons to carry on the Repairs at Rainsfords 
Island M r . Bowe who was applied to having declined the 
Business 

The Selectmen have agreed to proceed to Deer Island, on a 
visit, Friday next Week 

A Certificate was given Cap*. Sampson of the Mars that the 
Cartel from N. York was free from Infection 

The Fishermen are to pay p. Agreement to M r . Wallace as hire 
of their Boxes for February & March 4 Dollars p. mouth & from 
April the 1 twelve Dollars p. month 

M r . Smith permitted to have a Box at the end of the other Fish 
Boxes 

M r . Freelands Box upon the Square is to be removed imme- 
diately 

The Selectmen have agreed that the Constables of the Watch 
are to be drawn for next month at the rate of 120 p. m. as 
Constables & the Watchmen at 90 p. m. 

And that M r . Nazro be drawn for at the rate of three hundred 
& twenty pounds p. Quarter, exclusive of extra services 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 26. 1780 Pres- 
ent Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Frazier, Scollay. 

Passed upon D r . Whipples State Acco 1 . for attendance on the 
sick on board the Cartel, amounting to 1302 M r . Scollay was 
desired to give a Certificate. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 31. 1780 Pres- 
ent Mess" : Dorr, Mackay, Scollay, Frazier, Price. 
Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug f . 2 d . 1780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Scollay, Mackay. 

[266.] The Committee appointed to agree with a Person to 
make the necessary repairs at Rainsford Island Reported, that 
M r . Edmund Ranger would undertake them, the said Ranger last 
Monday attended & the Selectmen agreed with him accordingly, 
he to wait for his Money till the work is compleated 

The Selectmen appointed M r . William Croswell Usher of the 
South Grnmmar School, he having acted in that capacity for about 
four months past to the approbation of the Selectmen 

M r . Wear admitted by the Selectmen a Watchman for the 
Soutli Watch 

Passed upon Adam Knox, State Account amounting to 172 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 127 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 9. 1780- 
Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Frazier. 

Samuel Champney Butcher applies for the Stall, in Faneuil Hall 
Market, lately improved by Noah Parkers who has left it 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 16 Present 
Mess. Dorr, Price, Hubl>ard, Mackay. 

An Order drawn on Paul Farmer to receive into the Almshouse 
John Flanagan (a Sick Stranger,) on acc. of the State, The Order 
sign'd by Dorr, and Price Aug. 4 th . instant. 

Dorr and, Mackay appointed a Committee to enquire into the 
circumstances of the North Battery and report. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 17. Present 
Mess : Scollay, Price, Hubbard, Dorr. 

Agreable to the request of the French Officers signified by M r . 
Bowdoin the President of the Council 

The Selectmen Certified in writing " That the Troops belong- 
ing to his most Christian Majesty both Officers & Men during 
their residence here have demeaned themselves Civilly & in all 
respects with the greatest propriety 

[267.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Scollay, Mackay. 

The Committee relative to North Battery Reported, that it ap- 
pears to -them that it will be for the Interest of the Town to 
Advertize said Estate to be Leased 

Voted, that the Town Clerk prepare an Advertizement accord- 
ingly to be published in one of the Mondays & one of the Thurs- 
days Papers 

Voted, that Warrants be issued to the Constables for calling a 
Meeting of the Inhabitants qualified by Law for the purpose of 
Electing a Governor Lieu 1 . Governor, & six Senators for the 
Year ensuing 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse on 
the State Account April 3 d . 1778 two Infant Children one a 
Daughter of Robert Hind a Stranger & an other a Daughter of 
the said Hind, the 23 d . of April 1780 & another Infant a 
Daughter of Deborah Hurley a Stranger Decem r . 9. 1779 

Agreed upon a Visit to Rainsfbrds Island Sattuiday next to set 
off from the Town Dock 

Voted, that Cap'. Mackay & M r . Dorr be a Comm". to wait 
upon Rev d . M r . Lothrop & desire him to open the Town Meeting 
with Prayer 

M r . Boyle the Printer to have ' the printing the Notifications 

Passed upon Asa Stodders State Account amount g to 890 12 
as p. Copy on file 

The Selectmen hieng informed that three Children of one M r . 
Clark at Master Hunts School, having behaved improperly were 
corrected by the Usher & that the Father of the Children had so 
resented it as to strike the said Usher in the School M r . Nazro 
was directed to Notify the s d . Clark & M r . Croswell to attend the 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

next Monday the Selectmen & that in the mean time the several 
Masters of the Town Schools be directed not to receive them 
[268.] M r . Samuel Champney to have Stalls in Market N. 

4 & 8 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 26 Present 
Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

Visited Rainsfords Island & gave the necessary Orders relative 
to the Repairs of the Hospital 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 28, 1780. 
Present Dorr, Price, Fellows, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

Gave an Order on Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house to 
receive one John Me. Daniel a sick Stranger who had not where- 
withall to support himself Claim to support at the charge of this 
State Order dated Aug 4 . 24. & signed by M r . Dorr & M r . 
Price 

M r . Croswell the Usher of the South Grammar School, & M r . 
Clark attended according to the requirement of the Selectmen 
and were both heard relative to the complaint brought by the 
Usher against M r . Clark for entring said School & grosly insult- 
ing him before the Scholars by striking him and it appearing 
that the complaint was well founded & that M r . Clarks behav- 
ior had a direct tendency to destroy the influence of His Usher & 
the good order & Government of the Schools it was determined 
by the Selectmen, that no Child of the said Clarks shall have 
the privilege of an education in any of the publick Schools of this 
Town unless their s d . Father shall go into M r . Hunts School & 
there make his acknowledgement to M r . Croswell in the presence 
of the Scholars of his imprudent behavior ; and that this being 
done the Children of the said Clark shall be again admitted on the 
footing of other Scholars 

The Selectmen having acted upon the list of Taverners & Re- 
tailers for the last Year, the same was returned to Ezekiel Price 
Esq. Clerk of the Sessions with the doings of the Selectmen 
thereon, as by Copy on file they afterwards considered the Pe- 
titions presented, when the following Persons were approbated by 
the Selectmen Viz 1 

David Brewer - - to keep a Tavern at a House on Dock Square 

Joshua Bunker - to keep a Tavern near Consert Hall 

Winthrop Gray to keep a Tavern near the State House 

[269.] Nathaniel Hall to retail at his Distill House 

Daniel English d. at his Shop on Wentworths Wharff 

Sarah Swanton d. at her Shop 

Hannah Young d. at her Shop 

Mary Marshall - - - - d. at her Shop 

Margaret Winslow - - - d. at her Shop near the Cornfields 

William Brown - d. at his Shop 

Hannah Bowland - - - - d. at her Shop 

Rebecka Levering d. at her Shop in King Street 

Katharine Decoster - - d. at her Shop in Milk Street 
Joseph Burk d. at his Store on Dock Square 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 129 

James Kemeley - - - - d. - - - 

Jemima Chepman - - - d". at her Shop on Wentworths Wharff 

James Welch d. at 

"William Fall as - - - - d. at his Shop South End 
John Hinckley ----- d. at his Shop Dock Square 

Eben r . Hinckley d. at his Shop S. End 

Aaron Cabbot d. at his Shop 

Sarah Doulet d. at her Shop North End 

John How d. at his Shop 

Samuel Bonner - - - - d. at his Shop 

Cor d . Sinclear d. at her Shop 

Edward Burt d. at his Shop N. End 

Allice Collins d. at her Shop 

Hannah Pecker - - - - d. at her Shop N. End 
Jacob Sweetser - - - - d. at his Shop near Dock Square 
Rebec h . Valentine - - - d. at her Shop at the Orange Tree 
Hannah Burger - - - - d. at her Shop 

John Magner d. at his Shop near Olivers Dock 

Robert Davis d. at his Shop near Fortification 

Daniel Parks d. at his Shop near Almshouse 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug. 30. 1780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Scollay, Fellows, Price, Frazier. 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed by an Order dated the 29'. of 
August Ins', to permit Dorothy Wheeler a Stranger to leave the 
Almshouse, she having recovered her health 

The Town Clerk is directed to give attested Copies of the Town 
Vote relative to M r . Clark, as entred Aug 4 . 28 

M r . Hubbard appointed a Committee to cast up State Ac- 
counts 

[27O.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 4. 
Present Scollay, Dorr, Mackay. Price. 

Passed upon Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse Accounts 
amounting as p. Copy on file to 22362 . . 19 . . 11 and 
167 . . 19 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 5. 1780 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Frazier, Price, Mackay. 
Extra Jurors drawn for Superior Court 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of tlie Selectmen Sep r . 6. 1780 Pres- 
ent Me-s" : Dorr, Fellows, Price, Mackay. 

M r . Dorr & M r . Mackay a Committee to order the necessary 
Repairs to the North Lattin School House 

The consideration of a time to perambulate the Line between 
Boston & Roxbury, referred to Wednesday next 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 13. 1780 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay. Price, Frazier. 

The Select men have agreed to perambulate the Bounds betwixt 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

this Town & the Town of Koxbury on Tuesday 26 th . Day of 
September and the Town Clerk is to Notify the Selectmen of 
Roxburv, & to propose a Meeting on said Day at 

M r . Price and M r . Hubbard a Comm ee . to enquire of Deacon 
Simkins relative to the Towns Shop on the Dock engaged to M r . 
Stimson 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 20, 1780 
Present Mackay, Dorr. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep*. 25. 1780 
Present Mess : Dorr, Mackay, Scollay, Price. 

On the Petition of sundry Inhabitants respecting a defective 
Chimney belonging to M r . Samuel Clough, voted that the con- 
sideration of it be referred to next Wednesday 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 26. 1780 
Present Mess 1 " : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

Met the Selectmen of Roxbury & renewed the Bounds [271.] 
betwix. that Town and Boston Vide Oct. 18 th . 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep f . 27. 1780 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, Frazier. 
Chose 6 Jurors for Maritime Court Viz 4 . 
Mess. James Ivers 

Sam : Grenough 
Thomas Bayley 
William Sherburne 
Henry Bass 
John Gorham 

M r . John Box approved as a Retailer of Spirits at his House in 
Cambridge Street 

M r . Dorr & M r . Mackay a Comm ee : to confer with M r . Clough 
relative to a defective Chimney complain'd of 

M r . Frazier appointed to order the necessary Repairs to the 
Hospital at West Boston 

The Town Clerk to call upon Col. Procter & request that he 
would furnish the Selectmen with an account of the Mileage Money 
of the six & three months Men lately sent as a reinforcement to 
the Army 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 4. 1780 
Present Dorr, Fellows, Price, Mackay. 

Mary Griggory a Stranger sent to the Almshouse SeptenT. 28. 
Order signed by M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay to be supported at the 
charge of the State, being unable to support herself 

Cap 1 . Mackay & M r . Dorr a Comm ee . to order Repairs to Cap*. 
Hunts Engine 

The Comm e . appointed for the purpose Reported, that they had 
conferred with M r . Clough, relative to the defect in a Chimney and 
that he had promised to repair the same 
Upon Complaint made by the Fire Wards against M r . Holland 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 131 

& M*. Curtis, for this behaviour at a late Fire M r . Nazro, was di- 
rected to order their attendance the Wednesday after next 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warr*. for a Town Meeting 
on Wednesday next being the 11'. Instf. 

M r . Howard to open the Town Meeting with Prayer 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 11 1780. 
Present Mess" : Dorr. 



BOOK SIXTEENTH. 



[1.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 14. 
1780 Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard, 
Mackay, 

Voted, that M r . Nazro be directed, that in all future Town 
Meetings & Adjournments, directions shall be given by him in 
Person to all the Bell Ringers for the duly ringing the Bells for 
said Meetings & any Adjournments 

The Committee appointed to confer with Deacon Simkins rela- 
tive to the Towns Shop occupied by M r . Stimpson, Report that 
M r . Simkins acquaints them that he delivered up the Keys about 
two months ago to said Stimpson, who is to pay Rent from that 
time 

M r . Frazier appointed to examine D r . Appleton's Hospital Ac- 
counts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 18. 17. 1780 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Fellows, Scollay, Hub- 
bard, 

Voted, that M r . Isaac Pierce be authorized to make Sale of the 
Vegitables raised at New Boston, and that he secure the Rails & 
Fencing at the Granary Cellar 

* M r . Holland Master of Engine N. 5. applies to the Selectmen 
for the premium allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine 
to work first at the Fire which lately broke out at the Long 
Wharff 

Voted, that he have a draft accordingly 

M r . Nazro was directed to require of the several Sextons the 
ringing of the Bells Wednesday next, being the General Election 
Day, of the Commonwealth 

s" M r . Holland Master of Engine N. 5 attended according to 
Order and was examined as to his behavior to the Fire Wards : 
the further consideration was referred 

Passed upon D r . Appleton's State Acco 1 . amounting as bv his 
Account to 2811 "4" 8 

M r . Pierce is permitted to dispose of the Potatoes belonging to 
the Town at 30 p. Bushel 

[2.] The Town Clerk is directed to write to the Selectmen of 
Roxbury to be informed whether the Stakes have been put down, 
& if they are that they would send the Returnes, of the Preambu- 
lation, that they may be signed & exchanged Mem , the return 
made & on file. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 133 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 26. 1780 
Present Mess". Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Makay, Frazier, Hub- 
bard 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Alms house on 
the State's Charge Hannah Langsford who is a Stranger & unable 
to support herself Order signed by two of the Selectmen viz'. 
M r . Dorr & Cap 4 . Mackay 

Upon application made by his Excellency John Hancock Esq. 
for liberty to break ground near his Seats for the pulling up old 
Trees and putting down others in their room liberty was accord- 
ingly granted & M r . Hubbard & M r . Frazier were appointed a 
Comiu ee . to view the Bank near his House 

The Town Clerk is directed to Issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting Monday the 30 th . Ins'. 10 O'Clock Forenoon. 

A Copy of the Town Vote for the attendence of four Constables 
at least at Town Meetings, was sent M r . Kennedy Clerk to the Con- 
stables Mess rs . Fleets had the printing of the Notifications. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 30, 1780 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackey ; Hub- 
bard 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for Town Meeting 
to be held Thursday next 3 O'Clock Afternoon the Town Meet- 
ing for this Day having been set aside thro, the omission of the 
Constables in not warning one of the Wards And the Clerk is 
directed to acquaint the Constable to whom the Warrant shall be 
delivered, that lie may expect to be prosecuted in case of any 
failure in warning 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 30. 1780 
P.M. Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay 

Cap'. Fellows appointed to see the necessary repairs to the 
South Watch house. 

M r . Holland & Cap'. Curtis Masters on the complaint [3.] of 
the Fire Wards appeared and having declared that it was not 
their intention to give any offence to the Fire Wards, they are 
therefore continued in Office, and it is recommended to the" Fire 
wards, to pass the matter over. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novenr". 7. 1780. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Frazier, Fellows, Price. 

A Letter was sent to the Selectmen of Roxbury, proposing an 
amicable Settlement of the dispute relative to Col. Sears, Taxes 
as p Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen 'Novem*. 8. 1780. 
Present Mess". Dorr, Fellows, Price, Mackay 

Joseph Daniels & Samuel Todd, were admitted by the Select- 
men as Engine Men in Cap'. George Ridgways Engine Company 
N. 6 

The Selectmen recommended M r . Samuel Lawrance to the 
Justices of the Court of Sessions as a suitable Person to retail 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Spirituous Liquors at his Shop the South side of the State 
House 

Cap'. Mackay & M r . Dorr appointed to order necessary Repairs 
to the Resovoirs on Dock Square 

The Selectmen have agreed to view the Land & Buildings near 
the Fortification, now occupied by Cap 1 . Sam: Davis, Satturday 
next. 8 O'Clock 

Application made M r . Pitts one of the Mill Owners, that the 
Mill Bridges now become very dangerous, might be repaired im- 
mediately 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 14, 1780. 
Present Mess. Fellows Price, Hubbard Frazier 

Deacon Newall applys to the Selectmen for liberty to draw the 
Boston Pier Lottery, at Faneuil Hall this Week 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz' 

Paul Revere Esq r . 
James Wells 
William Syms 
John Byles 
William Porter 
Stephen Gore 

[4.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 16, 
170 Present Mess. Fellows, Dorr, Hubbard, Price, Frazier, 
Mackay. 

M r . Blake petitions for liberty to set a Fish Market on the 
Towns Land, near M r . Kneelands House 

M r . Hunt represents, that the School house & Wood house in 
School Street requires Repairs 

Passed upon Cap'. Samuel Lahas State Account amounting to 
1214 as p Copy on file 

M r . Price & M r . Hubbard appointed a Committee to order the 
necessary Repairs to M r . Hunts School 

Boston 6s : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 20, 1 780 
Present Mess. Fellows, Price, Hubbard, Dorr, Frazier. 

The Assessors Appeared & informed that the Tax Books are 
ready to be delivered 

The Town Clerk was directed to furnish them with Certificates 
accordingly 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 22 d . 1780 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price 

A Certificate was given that Mary Kennedy is the Widow of 
James Kennedy lately a Sergeant in the Regiment of Artillery 
under the Command of Coll . Crafts & died about seven Weeks 
past. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 27, 1780 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard, Mackay, Price. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1780. 135 

Passed upon Samuel Barrets State Account amounting as p 
Copy to 295-2 - 

Deacon Samuel Holland again recommended to be a Retailer of 
Spirituous Liquors at his Shop in North Street 

M r . Nazro directed to order Repairs to the Stalls in Faneuil 
Hall Market - 

M r . Ireland Constable of the Watch ordered to attend Wednes- 
day next 

Passed upon Accounts 

[5.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 29 th . 
Present Mess". Dorr, Fellows, Price, Scollay, Frazier, 

Cap'. Newman Constable of the Watch at New Boston proposes 
John Casy as a Watchman in the room of Thomas Pitcher, 
whereupon he was permitted to make the exchange. 

Passed upon Gibbins Sharps State Account, amounting to 
1136.. 16 as p Copy on file. 

The Town Clerk directed to draw for Cap 1 . Fellows the Sum 
Voted by the Town at a late Meeting amounting to 34043. 
18-4- 

M r . Frazier & M r . Price a Comm 6 *. to consider & Report where 
will be the most convenient place for M r . Blake to erect a Fish 
Market agreable to his Petition 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem*. 6 th . 1780. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Fellows, Scollay, Price. 

The Committee having viewed agreable to their appointm'. a 
piece of Land at the South End near the South Market so called 
measuring about nine feet upon Orange Street has been kept open 
as a Water course from the Common Shore into the Sea for more 
th-m eighty Years ; and in their Opinion a Fish Market may be 
erected thereon, without incumbrauce to said Water Course 

Rev d . M r . Stillinan informs that he has taken into his House one 
Anne McClenegon & her Child of about 14 months old named 
Charlotte 

On two Petitions of sundry Inhabitants for Erecting Fish 
Markets, one on the Common Shore upon Orange Street & the 
other opposite to M r . Henshaws House it was determined by the 
Selectmen that neither of these places were suitable for the pur- 
pose 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen DecenT. 8, 1780. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay. Hubbard, Price, Scollay 

Town C:erk directed to issue a Warrant for Town Meeting on 
Tuesday next 10 OClock Forenoon 

[6.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Doc r . 19, 
1780 Present Mess. Dorr, Fellows, Price, Mackay, Frazier, 
Scollay. 

Wills appears & informs that he 

Agreed to wait upon the Governor next Thursday Forrnoon to 
confer with him respecting the takeing down part of the Wall of 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

the Fortification so called, agreeable to a Vote of tbe Town the 
Selectmen having Voted that it is expedient to have it done & 
on M r . Delink immediately afier relative to a Room in the Manu- 
factory House for a School, as p Town Vote 

Voted, that the Town Clerk be directed to issue a Warr*. for a 
Town Meeting Fryday next 3 OClock P.M. 

The Selectmen have agreed, that such of the Fishermen as hold 
Stalls on the Dock, and have not paid the Rent for their Boxes, 
shall be immediately sued for the s d . Rent 

The Town Clerk is directed to write Col. Procter & ask of him, 
a particular Acco'. of all the Sums that have been paid for boun- 
ties hire to the last Year (1780) three & six Months Men, with 
the proper Vouchers in order to their being returned into the 
Secretarys Office as it must be done by the I 8t . of January next 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Decem r . 20, 1780. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, 

Passed upon M r Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms kouse Ac- 
counts amounting to 25, 579-1-2- & 186 " 8 " 6- as p Copy 
on file 

The Town Clerk is to furnish the Town Treasurer with an Ac- 
count of the Rents due for the Fish Boxes 

Mess". Hubbard & Price a Comm ee . to wait on M r . Dennie & 
confer with him relative to the hire of a Chamber in a House he 
has lately purchased, for a School 

JSext Wednesday has been Assigned, for taking into considera- 
tion the Town Rents 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 25, 1780. 
Present Mess". The Town Clerk 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 27, 1780. 
Present Mess: Fellows, Dorr, Price, Hubbard 

[7.] The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime 
Court Viz 1 . John Andrewes, Timothy Newell, Cornelius 
Thayer, Benj". Green, Down Cheever, Edward Tuckerman 

Passed upon Edmund Rangers State Account am , to 
as p Copy on 

Passed upon John Daffron State Account am', to 502 as p 
Copy on file 

Passed upon Henry Robys State Account am 1 , to 2552-8- as 
p Copy on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 29, 1780 
Present : 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen January 3 d . 1781 
Present Mess rs . Fellows, Dorr, Price. Hubbard. 

The Clerk is directed to call upon M r . Tnder for a Memorial to 
the General Assembly relative to Taxes paid in several Towns he 
having offer' d his Service for that purpose 

M r . Price a Committee to ask the Governor whether he has de- 
termined respecting the Wall at the South entrance of the Town 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 137 

Petition from Mead & Weatherby, to be considered at the next 
Meeting. 

Passed upon Jotham Hortons State Account amountg as by 
Copy to 832 ..17 

The Town Clerk directed to draw an Order on Town Treasurer 
for Six thousand Dollars, payable to John Scollay Esq r . as Chair- 
man of the .Selectmen being the amount of Milage of Sixty Men 
raised by this Town & now rec d . to Join the Continental Army as 
p a late resolve of the General Court 

Order was accordingly drawn 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen January 8, 1781 
Present Mess. Fellows, Dorr, Mackay, Price, Frazier 

Mem . Deacon Simpkins had possession of Hubbards Shop so 
called from May 1778. & delivered possession to M r . Stimpson 
from whom he received the Key the 5 th of August 1780. 

[8.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 10 th . 
1781 Present Mess. Dorr. Hubbard, Mackay, Frazier, Scollay 

Joseph Harrington of Weston, apply s to the Selectmen to hire 
a peece of the Towns Land on the Neck, for the purpose of Erect- 
ing a Dwelling House and a Coopers Shop for the carrying on the 
business of a Cooper. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 15. 1781 A. M. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Mackay, Fellows, Frazier, 
Hubbard 

The Selectmen were informed by some of D r . Coopers Society 
that one or more Persons on Satturday Night broke into the Meet- 
ing House & stole the Pulpit Cushion & committed other Damage 
& outrages in the Town and desired that enquiry might be made 
of the Town Watch Tavern keepers &c. in order to make discov- 
ery of the offenders 

The Selectmen this Day gave into the Secretaries Office a par- 
ticular Account of the bounty paid the 6 & 3 Months Men raised 
the last Summer for the Continental Army amounting to 154 " 
507 " 18 And also the Cart & Expense on 11 Horses pur- 
chased the last Summer, agreable to a Resolve of the General 
Court amounting to 11, 369 the whole 165 " 876 " 18 in 
order to the same being deducted out of the Towns Taxes as by 
said Resolve Mem , a minute of the above was given into Col. 
Daws are of the Towns Representatives, to see that we have the 
said Sura deducted from our next Tax 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jnn y . 15. 1781, 
P.M. Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price, Mackay, Frazier, 
Scollay 

Deacon Jones & a number of Taverners attended & wore ex- 
amined, relative to the Company at their Houses on Satturday 
Night last 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 1781 
Present Mess'*. Dorr, Fellows, Mackay. Hubbard 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

A Petition relative to Taxes drawn up by Col. Tuder was banded 
into M r . Rowe in order to be presented the General Court 

M r . Mead & Witherel, Petition for leave to erect a Building on 
the Neck was read & considered, and the Petitioners have leave 
to withdraw the same 

[9.] Joseph Harrington of Weston, Request was considered, 
relative to hiring the Towns Land on the Neck & c . when it was 
determined not to allow him to build thereon, his Request minuted 
the 10 of Jan y . Ins'. 

The Town Clerk directed to apply to Treasurer Jeffries for an 
Account of the Towns Rent, 1773 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 19, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay Maekay Price Dorr 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for Town Meeting 
Monday next 4 O'Clock Afternoon 

Mess". Edes & Sons had the printing of the Notifications for 
Town Meeting 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 22 d . 1781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Fellows, Maekay, Hubbard, Dorr; 
Price, 

Deacon Smith, M r . Barrel & others attended, and desired a 
further enquiry relative to the Outrages the Satturday Night be- 
fore last 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 24, 1781 
Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Mackay y Hubbard, Fellows, Frazier, 

Passed upon William Homers State Aceo'. amounting as by Copy 
on file to 592 

Passed upon George Ridgways State Acco'. amounting as by 
Copy on file 174. 6 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 29, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Maekay, Fellows, Price, Scollay, Frazier. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Jan 7 . 31, 1781. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay, Frazier, Price, Maekay. 

The Selectmen directed the Clerk to allow the Schoolmasters, on 
the Sum Voted by the Town for their Salary 95 p. d. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 7, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Fellows, Scollay, Mnckay, Price, Hub- 
bard . 

Town Clerk directed to give the Collectors of Taxes a Certifi- 
cate for the Assessors, tht the Selectmen have no objection to 
the Books being delivered thorn for the present Tax. 

M r . R. W. Stimpson delivered up the Key for the Store he 
hired the 5 of this Month. 

[HO.] M r . Nazro directed to desire M r . May the Hay weigher 
to attend nt the Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday 

Mess". Coolidge to have the refusal of the Store lately let to 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 139 

M r . Stimpson at 60 Silver & Gold p Annum they to make the 
necessary Repairs at their own charge 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 14, 1781- 
Present Mess rs . Fellows, Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, Scollay, 
Frazier. 

A Keturn of the prises of Indian Corn, Beef, Sheeps Wool & 
Sole Leather, agreable to the requirement of the General 
Assembly was given in to M r . Cranch & others a Committee of 
the Court as p Copy on file. 

The several Bakers to be desired by M r . Nazro to attend at the 
Selectmens Chamber Wednesday next, relative to an assize on 
Bread 

Cap 1 . Fellows desired to view the Shoes at M r . darks' and if 
approves of them, to send as many of them as will make up the 
Towns proportion to the Committee for receiving them 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb y . 21, 1781. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Price. 

M. Abigail Harriot Widowe, recommended to be admitted a 
Retailer at her Shop in Fore Street which had been Licensed the 
present Year M". Young who had a License for said Shop being 
lately removed 

M r . Price appointed (o confer with D r . Warren relative to en- 
crochments made on the Common, by those who have buried the 
Persons dying in the Continental Hospital 

Passed upon M r . Jonathan Balchs State Account amounting to 
274 as p Copy to be received 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Feb*. 26, 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Macka}', Frazier, Price, Scollay. 

Passed upon sundry Accounts 

Passed upon Philip Richardsons Slate Account amount g as p. 
Copy on file to 19" 6'8 

[11.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 28, 
1781 Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Mackay, 

A Letter sent the Selectmen of Hingham as p a Copy on file 

The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant to the Constables 
to Notify without printed Notifications a Town Meeting on March 
5'. 10. 6 Clock Before noon 

The Town Clerk directed to publish in the Papers a Notification 
of the said Meeting provided the Printers make no charge to the 
Town for printing; the same 

Agreed with M r . Tukesbury for the Rent of Deer Islnnd for 
the present Year at . 50 p Annum Specie or the exchange 

M r . Hubbard acquaints the Selectmen that the Governor gives 
leave that the Selectmen take down as much of the Brick work at 
the Fortification as they shall Judge proper 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 2 d . 1781 
Present Mess. Mackay, Price, Frazier 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen March 3 d . 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 7, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard 
Jurors drawn 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting March 12 th . 

Voted, that M r . Gill have the printing of the Notifications foj 
Town Meeting 

Voted, that M r . Scollay, and M r . Price be a Comm ee . to wait on 
the Rev d . M r . Ecklcy and desire him to open the Town Meeting 
with Prayer 

M r . Scollay Represented, that the Money Collected for M r . 
Patterson at the Town Meeting the 5 th . of March in consideration 
of the wounds he received the 5 of March 1770 from Prestons Paity, 
amounted to 326" 15' 4. Old Money & 4/ & % hard Money 

M r . Scollay was desired to retain the Money belonging to M r . 
Patterson, till further enquiry can be made respecting him which 
was accordingly done 

Passed upon Cap'. Samuel Lahas State Account amounting to 
13' 6' 8' as p Copy on file 

Passed upon Paul Farmers State Accounts amounting as by 
Copies on file to 32139 14' 5'. & 235" 3' 9 

[12.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 14. 
1781. Present, Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Price. 

The Selectmen have referr'd the consideration of the Petitions 
for a License, to sell at Auction untill the Board is filled up 

M r . Edward Green as Superintendent gives his Receit for 25 
Blankets for the use of the Recruits raised in the County of Suf- 
folk, which Receit bears date the 2 d of January 1781 also one 
other Recept for 72 Blankets, dated the 8 th . of January 1781 both 
of which are on the file of mix'd Papers see March 28 th . 

An Order drawn on the Keeper of the Almshouse, to receive 
one Stephen Hyler into the Almshouse, he being not an Inhabitant 
of any Town in this State Order dated 14 th March & signed by 
Cap'. Mackay & M r . Dorr two of the Selectmen. 

The 326 ' 1.V4 in Old Currency & 4 / 8 in Specie is 
delivered into the hands of Cap 1 . Mackay one of the Selectmen as 
Trustee for M r . Patterson, for whom it was Collected to be applied 
for his relief as he Judges proper 

The Town Clerk is directed to apply to the Assessors for a new 
List for the Jury Boxes, 

M r . Price, Hubbard & the Chairman a Committee to give direc- 
tions about taking down part of the Wall at the Fortification and 
securing the Towns Lands 

M r . Fi-Jizier a Committee to procure a Green Cloth for the 
Selectmen's Table 

The Selectmen have determined to meet at Monday Afternoon, 
& to propose to the Overseers & Justices a Walk or Visitation of 
the Town ns soon it can be done with convenience. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 141 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 19, 1781. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard. 

Met with Justices and Overseers in order to agree upon a Walk 
or Visitation of the Town. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 21, 1781. 
Present, Mess. Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Price, Frazier, Hub- 
bard. 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Wan', for Town Meeting for 
the choice of Gov.ernor L'. Governor & Six Senators. 

[13.] M r . to have the printing the Notifications 

M r . Price &'M r . Ilubbard a Committee to wait on the Rev d . 
M r . Clark to desire him to open the Meeting witli Prayer. 

Adjourned to Fryday next 3. OClock then to consider and act 
upon the Petitions for the Licenses to sell by publick Auction 
Overseers & c . made return as by Copy on file. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 22 d . 1781 
Present Mess: Price, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz'. 

M r . William Payne 
Cap 1 . William Brown 
Cap 1 . Samuel Downe 
Cornelius Thayer 
Bossinger Foster 
William Sherburue 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 23 d . 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, 
Frazier, 

The Selectmen entred upon the consideration of the several 
Petitions for being Licensed as Auchtioneers, when the following 
Persons were Licensed by them Viz 1 . 

Mess. Russel & Clap 

William Greanleaff 
Procter & Lowell 
Hinckley & Parkman 
Fellows & Pierpoint 
William & John Gooch 

The Town Clerk is directed to draw the Bonds & Certificates as 
directed in the Law relative to Auchtioneers. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 24, 1781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard 

William Greanleaff Esq r . a new Elected Atichtioneer proposed 
Samuel Eliot Jun r . & Daniel Bell Merchants as his Bondsmen 

Mess. Procter & Lowell proposed Cap'. William Brown & 
Nathan Brailsford Gentlemen as their Bondsmen 

[14. J Mess: Fellows & Pinpoint proposed Caleb D.-i vis Esq r . 
& Edward Tuckerman Gentlemen, for their Bondsmen as Auction- 
eers 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Moss: Russell & Clap proposed Joseph Callender & James 
Lamb for their Bondsmen, as Auctioneers 

Mess". Parkman & Hinckley proposed Jonathan Stoddard 
Gentlemen & Benjamin Gorhain Merch*. for their Bondsmen as 
Auctioneers 

Mess rs . William & John Gooch proposed Ebenezer Dorr & 
Robert Davis Gentlemen, for their Bondsmen as Auchlioneers 

The forenamed Gentlemen having proposed their respective 
Bondsmen for complying with the Order of Court as Auchtioneers 
which were approved of by the Selectmen The Town Clerk was 
directed to deliver Certificates to said Auctioneers upon their 
Bonds being executed 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 28 th 1781 

Present Mess. Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Dorr, Price, Mackay, 
Hubbard 

The Selectmen affixed the Town Rents the 10 of February last 
as by their Mem , on file Viz 1 . 

John Boyes, Store - 40 - hard Money or Money equlvolent 
James Cazneau - - 20 - - - - d. 
Mess". Coolidges from 

Fer/. 7 - - - - 60 - - - - d. they to repair 
Samuel Breck - - - 75 - - - - d. 
M r . Jepsons Shop - 3 - - - - d. 
Elisha Adlingtons - 2 - - - - d. 
M r . Walkers^Shop - 2 - - - - d. 
Thomas Moulcns - - 8 ----- d". 
George Roulston - - 12 - - - - d. 

Deer Island - - - 50 to commence from experation of last 

Lease 

The Stalls to pay the Exchange on the Original Rent 
Hay Engine ----- 24 
North Battery Wharff - - 12 
Town House Cellars 
Granary Cellars 

[15.] Lemuel Kollock gives the Selectmen a Receit for 
Ninety seven Blankets, which were delivered M r . Green whose 
Receits was cntred March 14 Kollocks Receit on file bear- 
ing date March 19 th . 1780 

The Selectmen have agreed to consider the Watchmens pay, 
next Wednesday 

Passed upon a number of Accounts 

M r . Samuel Brown, appointed a Watchman some time since, 
for Constable Edmunds Watch 

Bo-ton Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 4. 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay, Fellows, Price, Mackay. 

The Selectmen having considered the application of the Waicli- 
mon for an advance of Wages on account of the depreciation of 
the Currency it was determined that the Constables of the Watch, 
have forty shillings p month & the Men belonging to the Watcli 
30/ p month Silver Money or Paper equivilent, -and that the 
Town Clerk govern himself accordingly in all future drafts 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 143 

M r . William Foster applys for liberty to take the Ground 
thrown up by the Enemy round the Blacksmiths Sliop at the 
bottom of the Common whereupon Cap 1 . Fellows was impow- 
ered to permit the removal as he shall Judge proper 

M r . Nazro directed to require the attendance of the Person who 
has put down a Post, opposite the Governors House, without 
liberty first obtained of the Selectmen 

The Selectmen have agreed that M r . Nathaniel Dawes shall pay 
as Ground Rent for the peice of Towns Land improved by him 
near the Fortification Gates Six Pounds p Annum in Silver or 
Paper equivilent the Rent to commence from the 1 st . of De- 
cember last. 

CMP'. Fellows appointed to enquire what will be the charge of 
securing the Towns Land at South end from the encroachment of 
the Sea, and to Report at the next Meeting 

Voted, that Thomas Daws Jun r . have five Yards of Cloth it 
being the custom to allow the same as a Compliment for deliver- 
ing an Oration on the 5 th . of March 

[16.] Boston Ss : At the Meeting of the Selectmen April 11, 
1781. Present Mess. Dorr Price. 

A Return into the Secretarys Office wns made last Wednesday 
as the Law directs, of the remainder of Votes for Governor L 4 . 
Governor & 6 Senators. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 18. 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price Mackay, Hubbard, 

The Selectmen signed a recommendation, for the licening Col. 
Joshua Davis as an Inholder, for his House at the South end 

Cap 4 . Patrick Conner, attended by requirement, and was heard 
relative to the Post he had erected near his House, whereupon it 
was Voted, that said Post should remain untill the further orders 
of the Selectmen. 

Joseph Payson, Jacob Goold & Ephraim Thayer, were admitted 
Engine Men in the Company of Cap 4 . Curtis of Engine N. 8 

M r . Thompson Silk Dyer, entred a complaint against Col. 
Hatch for an encroachment on Pond Lane, by a Building he is 
erecting The Selectmen agreed to view said Building to morrow 
Morning 9. O Clock 

M r . Nazro directed to notify M r . Rowe Brimmer & Col. Hatch, 
of the foregoing Vote 

Benjamin Cooper recommended to the General Court as a 
suitable Person to keep a Tavern at his House in Fish Street 
also M r . Thomas Beals at his House near the Market 

Passed upon Richard Boyntons State Account, amounting to 
4. 2. 8 Specie 

M r . Boyce having applied to the Selectmen for an abatem 4 . on 
his Rent for the Shop he hires the Selectmen after considering 
his request determined, that no abatement should be made him as 
they apprehended, it was even below the common rate of Rents. 

The Selectmen have agreed that the Rent of the Engine House 
for weighing Hay, should be fixed at 24 Specie p Annum 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 20, 1781 
Present Mess. 

Information given by Cap 1 . Doane of the Sloop Fox that the 
Small Pox had been on board since he left, Martineque where- 
upon the Vessel was ordered to Rainsfords Island, & the neces- 
sary orders given Cap'. Laha the Keeper of the Hospital to smoke 
& cleanse [17.] the Vessel two Persons on board liable to the 
infection was sent to the Hospital on the Island 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 25, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard 

M r . Azon Smith, Master of the North Latten School, acquaints 
the Selectmen by bis Letter on file, that he cannot continue longer 
as a School Master, than he had engaged for 

The Town Clerk directed to send an Advertisement to the 
Thursdays Paper, that a Master is wanted for the School. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing Fryday next 4 O Clock Afternoon 

The Vote of the Town relative to North Battery to be taken up 
and acted upon the next full Meeting 

M r . Fellows, Price & Hubbard to view the Room in the Manu- 
factory house, which the General Court by a Resolve have per- 
mitted the Town to make use of as a School & Report the Order it 
is in 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 27, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Frazier, Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Price, 
Hubbard 

The Town Clerk is directed to furnish M r . Jones & Marstons 
each with a Copy of the doings of the Selectmen relative to in- 
formation received of a practise of pasting up Defamotory Papers 
in Taverns, as the original Vote on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 30, 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price, Scollay, Hubbard, Fel- 
lows, 

The Selectmen having view'd the Building Col. Hatch is erect- 
ing, & Finding it agreeable to the complaint, an encroachment 
they ordered it to be removed, & it was accordingly removed 

Passed upon a number of Accounts 

The Comrn 6 . to view the Manufactory Room Reported, where- 
upon they were directed to see the Room in order, to receive the 
Scholars 

Voted, that l/3 d . of Roulsten Vault be emptied at the charge of 
the Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 1781. 
Present Mess. 

The Collectors were sent for, & they attending, the Selectmen 
pressed upon them the necessity of the Beef Tax being Collected 
& paid in immediately, to prevent the Army from suffering 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 145 

[18.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 2 d . 
1781 Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Fellows, Mackay, 
Scollay 

Rev d . M r . Roby applied in behalf of his Son for a place of 
Master of the North Grammar School 

M r . William Crossel petitions the Selectmen, that he may have 
said School 

M r . Lowel appointed to draw up a Bill relative to Taxes, & M r . 
Price appointed a Committee to apply to him for that purpose 

Cap 1 . Fellows appointed to give directions to M r . Knox relative 
to the bounds of his Land & sinking a Drain from the Main Street 
into the Sea 

The Town Clerk directed to issue new Warrants, for Notefying 
Town Officers of their choice 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 7, 1781. 
Present Mess". Dorr, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 9, 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Scollay, Hubbard, Mackay, Frazier 

Maj r . Andrew Brown applies by Petition for being appointed a 
Schoolmaster, agreable to an Advertizement in Gills last Paper. 

M',, John Perkins having been recommended to the Selectmen 
by a number of the Inhabitants ; for liberty to erect a small Build- 
ing upon Wheelers Point as a Fish Market The Selectmen con- 
sidered the matter, and granted liberty accordingly 

M r Edward Green applied for liberty to consult a Town Lawyer 
relative to one of the Towns Soldiers inlisted for the Continental 
Army when it was determined by the Selectmen, that it did not 
appear to them, that it lay with the Town to furnish a Lawyer 

M r . Frazier & Hubbard, a Committee to present the Account of 
this Towns quota of Clothing & for the Continental Army, to the 
Committee on Accounts, for payment 

Voted, that Eustis have a special draft on the Treasurer for 
Three hundred Pounds old Currency towards purchasing Repairs 
for South Writing School Ordered 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet next Tuesday Afternoon to 
act upon the new Petitions for Licenses as Auchtioneers 

[19.] Voted, that M r . Pierces Salary, for warning Strangers 
to depart the Town, cease from the 1 st of May Ins 1 , he having 
other business which takes up his time 

Voted, that M r . Nazro be appointed in the room of M r . Pierce 
to warn Strangers to depart this Town 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue his Warrant for a Town 
Meeting for the choice of Representatives May 16 th . 

Voted, that M r . Price & Cap'. Fellows be a Committee to wait 
upon Rev d . M r . White & request his opening the Town Meeting 
with Prayer 

Mess: Edes & Sons had the printing of the Notifications. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 15, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Scollay, Fellows, Mackay, Hubbard 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

This Day delivered the Bonds given by the Six Auctioneers 
appointed the 23 d . of March last, agreable to a Resolve of the 
General Estate, into the Treasurers Office of this Commonwealth 
The Selectmen entered upon the consideration of the several 
Petitions for licenses as Auchtioneers, when the following Persons 
were approved of by them 

Viz 1 . 

Mess : William Newman never taken out 
Martin Bicker 
Nath 1 . Pierce 
Green Clarke & Hunter 
Youncey & Cudwoi th 
Daniel Parker & Son 
John Kneeland 
John Badger 
Thomas Ruggles 

The Town Clerk is directed to draw the Bonds & Certificates 
as directed in the Law relative to Auchtioneers see Aug'. 29 th . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 18, 1781 
Present Scollay, Price Frazier, Hubbard 

M r . Nathaniel Pierce proposed M r . Stephen Bruce & M r . Trist- 
nam Coffin as Bondsmen for him as an Auchtioneer who which 
were accordingly approved of by the Selectmen 

Mess rs . Clark & Comp y . propose Samuel Brown Merch*. & 
William Cunningham Gentleman for their Bondsmen as Auchtion- 
eer which were approved of 

[SO.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 23 d 
1781. Present Mess: Dorr, Price, Macka.y, Frazier, Scollay 

M r . Thomas Ruggles a new elected Auchtioneer, proposed 
Samuel & William Ruggles Merchants for his Bondsmen which 
were approved of 

M r . Martin Bricker a new elected Auchtioneer proposes M r . 
Enoch Brown Merch 1 . & M r . Daniel Jones Gentlemen for his 
Bondsmen which were approved of 

M r . John Badger a new elected Auchtioneer proposes John Leach 
Schoolmaster & Thomas Leach Founder for his Bondsmen 
which were approved of 

Cap*. John Pulling Petitions the Selectmen that he may have a 
License to sell Goods as an Auchtioneer 

M r . Isaac Read of Lexington applies to the Selectmen for the 
place of Master of the North Grammar School 

M r . Dorr appointed to apply to M r . Robey for the Glazing the 
Windows in the School house Room at the Manufactory. 

M r . Mackay & Dorr a Committee to view the Land M r . Welch 
would improve, opposite Snow Street in Prince Street. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 28, 1781. 
Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Fra- 
zier 

Daniel Parker & Son proposed last Week, Jeremiah Bumted & 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 147 

James Bayley for his Bondsmen as Auchtioneer which were ap- 
proved of 

Mess. John & Benjamin Coolidge applies for a License as an 
Auchtioneer. 

Mess. Edw d . Powers & John Ingersoll, applies for a License 
as an Auchtioneer. 

The Selectmen have agreed to consider the new Petitions for 
Licenses Next Thursday 4 OClock Afternoon. 

M r . Nazro is directed to notify the new Auchtioneers, that it is 
expected they qualify themselves according to Law by next 
Thursday 4 O'Clock Afternoon, when the Selectmen meet to con- 
sider & determine upon the new Applications for Licenses 

[21.] M r . Newman appointed to keep the North Church 
Clock in repair, in the room of M r . Peck who has had the charge 
of it 

The Town Clerk directed to notify in the present draughts that 
the Accounts are to be paid in Silver or Gold or Current Money 
equivilent 

Passed upon a number of Accounts 

The Clerk is to draw in favor of M r . James Carter an omission 
in draught of February last, of -ll-9 d Specie and for Edward 

Ireland 5- d 

M r . Edmonds .... - - 3- 

William Augustus Williams applies to the Selectmen for an ap- 
pointment as Master of the North Grammar School. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 31, 1781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, 

The Selectmen eutred upon the consideration of several Peti- 
tions for licenses as Auctioneers, when the following Persons were 
approved of. Viz*. 

Mess: Edward Powers & John Ingersoll 
John Pulling 

John & Benjamin Coolidge, not took out. 

True Kimble offers himself as a Schoolmaster for the North 
Lattiu School 

Rev d . Nathan Davis applies to be Master of the North Grammar 
School, by a Letter on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 2 d . 1781 
Present Scollay, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 

M r . Robert Bell late of Peusylvania, now a Resilient in Boston, 
applid for a License as an Auchtioneer, & proposed M r . Gill & 
Cap 1 . Gray as his Bondsmen who were approved of by the Select- 
men 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 6, 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Mackay, Scollay, 

Voted, that M r . Nazro have a draft for 5-6-8 p Quarter 
Specie for his Services 

M r . Wallace is to ask six pence specie p day for the Stands in 
the Market Square sent 



148 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a 
Town Meeting for the choice of a Representative in the name of 
the Hon ble . Samuel Adams Esq. chosen Senator agreeable to a 
precept received for that purpose 

Nathan Jennison & John Griggs are appointed Watchmen in 
Constable Bakers Watch S. End 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 13, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Frazier, Scollay, Price 

A Return was made & signed by the Selectmen the Precept, for 
the choice of a Representative in the room of the Hon ble . Samuel 
Adams Esq. chosen a Senator the Return delivered John Rowe 
Ksq r . 

Elenor Boyles a State Poor in a suffering condition was sent to 
the Alms house to be there supported at the charge of this Com- 
monwealth Order signed by M r . Dorr & Frazier and dated June 9 th . 

Mess". Nath 1 . Cudworth & James Yancey propose Joseph Ford 
Gentleman & Perah Morton Esq. for their Bondsmen as an Auch- 
tioneer which were approved of by the Selectmen 

Cap'. John Pulling proposes, Jonathan Stoddard Gentleman & 
Robert Hitchburne Gentleman for his Bondsmen as an Auchtioneer 
which were approved of by the Selectmen 

Col. Henley acquaints the Selectmen that several Tombs are 
open in the Burying Ground near the Chappel, and that the Wall 
requires some repairs 

Col. Procter, Rowe & Edes, in the Name and on behalf of those 
who have Children at the North Latten School, attended at the 
Selectmens Chamber, and pray'd that M r . Nathan Davis might be 
appointed Master of said School, in the room of M r . Smith, who 
has resigned his place as Master 

M r . John Kneeland proposes John Grenough Esq. Merch'. & 
John Simkius Gentleman for his Bondsmen as Auchtioneers who 
were approved of by the Select men. 

Mess re . Edward Powers & John Ingersol Gentleman propose 
John Ingersol Founder & Gyles Alexander Merch'. as their Bonds- 
men who were approved of by the Selectmen. 

[23.] M r . Nathan Davis appointed by the Selectmen Master 
of the North Grammar School, in the room of M r . Smith who has 
lately resigned his place as Master he the said Davis having 
been recommended by the Ministers of the Town, and a consider- 
able number of the Inhabitants of the North part of the Town, 
whose Children attend said School 

The Selectmen have "agreed that the Fishermen who improve the 
Boxes on Dock Square, pay M r . Wallace the Clerk of the Market 
lour Shillings in specie p. Month to commence the 1 s . of June 
Instant sent 

Boston Ss : A.t a Meeting of the Selectmen June 20. 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Price, Hubbarrl, Mackay, Scollay, 

A resolve of the General Court for compleating the numbpr of 
Men for the Continental Army was laid before the Selectmen & 
by them delivered to Col. Procter 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 149 

M r . Jones the Sexton that has the care of the Church burying 
Ground, was sent for and informed, that complaint had been made 
that several Tombs were open & proved offensive to the Neighbor- 
hood whereupon M r . Jones assured the Selectmen that those 
Tombs should be well covered 

It is Ordered by the Selectmen, that the Rent of the Stalls in 
Faneuil Hall Market be as follows Viz 1 . 



N. 1. 



12-6 d . hard Money or other Current money equive- 
lent p. M. to commence from the 
3 d . of July next 

2 10-10 p ditto - - - - d. 

3 - - - 12-6 p ditto 

4 - - 1 2-6 p ditto 

5 ... 12-6 p ditto Mem . 50 p c'. abated 

6 ... 12-6 p ditto 

7 - - 1 - - p ditto 

8 - - 1 - - p ditto 

9 - - 1 - - p ditto 

10 - - " 19-2 p ditto 

1 1 - - 1 - - p ditto 

1 2 - - I - - p ditto 

13 - - " 19-2 p ditto 

14 - - 1 " - - p ditto 

15 - - 1 " - - p ditto 

16 - - 1 " - - p ditto 

17 12-6 p ditto 

18 12-6 p ditto 

19 - - - 12-6 p ditto 

20 12-6 p ditto 

21 10-10 p ditto 

22 12-6 p ditto July 3 d . 1782 

i7_5_6_ 

[24.] M r . Nazro directed to enquire of Mess. Farrington & 
Davis howe they have disposed of the Bricks at the Fortification & 
Report to the Selectmen. 

It is Agreed by the Selectmen to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 11 th . Day of July next & that a Dinner 
be provided as usual 

The Clerk directed to notify the Masters of the time set for the 
visitation 

M r . Nazro directed to desire the attendance of William Park- 
man next Wednesday 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 21. 1781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Frazier. 
M r . John Vinal appointed Master of the South writing School 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Select Men June 25 th . 1781. 
Present Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard 

Several of the Gentlemen Overseers attended & desired it may 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

be inserted in the Notification for the next Town Meeting that the 
Poor iu the Almshouse are in the most distress'd situation want- 
ing every Kind of Necessaries for their Support 

Adjourned to to Morrow ..11 O'Clock Forenoon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 26. 1 781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price, Scollay 

It is agreed by the Selectmen that Jonas Welch, have a small 
strip of the Towns Land in Prince Street, as by a Vote of the 
Town at a late Meeting they are permitted to dispose of it to him, 
for thirty five Dollars Specie 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for culling a Town 
Meeting Thursday next. 3 O'Clock Afternoon 

M r . Nazro directed to deliver the Notifications for the Meeting 
to each of the Constables 

Boston, Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 26, 1781. 
Present Mess". Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Dorr, Scollay, Frazier. 
The Masters of tlie Fire Engines applies to the Selectmen [25.] 
for a Resolve to be passed in the General Court similar to the one 
which has been repealed by the late Militia Act 

Passed upon a number of Accounts 

Cup 1 . Mackay & M r . Dorr a Committee to view the ground on 
which Cap 1 . Pulling is erecting a Building 

Passed upon John Jones State Account amounting to 2-4 
Specie as by Copy on file 

Passed upon John Fullertons State Account am* as by Copy on 
file to fourteen Shillings & 5 d Specie 

Boston, Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 4, 1781. 
Piesent. Mess. Dorr, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Scollay. Frazier 

M r . Dorr, Cap'. Mackay, a Committee to view the Place on 
which M r . Makepeace desires to erect a Building & Report to the 
Selectmen 

Boston, Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 6, 1781. 
Present Mess rs . Dorr, Price, Mackay, Scollay, Hubbard. 

M r . John Jones, Sexton of Trinity Church, Appointed to ring 
the Old South Bell at one O'Clock & 9 o'clock. 

The Committee to consider M r . Makepeaces proposal of erect- 
ing a Building over the Creek. Reported, that his proposal cannot 
be approved of by the Selectmen the Mill Owners being the proper 
Persons for him to apply to as the Committee apprehend. 

Deacon Tuder & Gyles Harris, Thomas Daws Esq rs . are re- 
quested to view the Towns Interest at the North Battery, and 
Report what they apprehend to be the value thereof 

M r . Hemmingway to be desired to attend the Board next 
Wednesday Seven night 

M r . William Parkman, is directed to attend the Selectmen next 
Wednesday Seven night to be enquired of relative to the Street said 
to be opened by him to clear a drain which has been left unre- 
paired 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 151 

[26.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 7. 1781 
Present Mess: Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, 
Scollay 

The Selectmen met and entered upon the business Assigned 
them by a late Resolve of the General Court for Classing the 
Delinquents 

Adjourned to Monday Morning 10. O Clock 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 9, 1781 
Present Mess. Mackay, Fellows, Scollay, Frazier, Dorr, Hub- 
bard, 

The following Persons were chosen Jurors for a Mariteme Court 
the 17 of July Viz' 

Mess. James Bayley 
Lemuel Cravath 
William Shattuck 
William Payne-Miller 
Cap 1 Benj. Cobb 
Archibald McNiel 
Finished the Business of Classing 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 7. [11] A.M. 
Present Scollay, Fellows Dorr Frazier Mackay Price Hubbard 

Met the Company & proceeded from the Hall on the Visitation 
of the Schools 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 11, 1781 P.M. 
Present Scollay Frazier, Fellows Dorr Price 

On the Visitation of the Schools it appeared, that 

The South Grammar School had 91- Scholars 

The North Gram mar School had --.-.-39- ditto 
The Writing School in Queen Street had - - - - 270 - ditto 
The Writing School at the North end - - - - 271 - ditto 
all in good Order 

A Return was made by the Selectmen to the Colonel of the 
Boston Regiment & other Militia Officers of said Regiment of such 
Persons as were Delinquents in the Classes for procuring this 
Towns proportion of Men for the Continental Army, Classed by 
the Selectmen anew agreeable to a Resolve of the General Assem- 
bly for that purpose passed the 5 of July Ins'. 

[27.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Dorr 
Met upon the Business of Classing Delinquents 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 25, 1781 
Present Mess. Mackay, Price. Hubbard, Dorr, Scollay, Frazier 

M r . Jacob Holland, applied to the Selectmen for liberty to 
open a Drain from his House in Middle street, in order to clear 
His Cellar of Water 

Liberty was granted on condition that the Ground & pavement 
should be made good to the approbation of the Selectmen 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . William Parkman attended, as required, and was told by the 
Selectmen, that it was expected he should make good the Ground 
and Pavement, in which case no advantage would be taken of his 
breaking Ground, without liberty first obtained of the Select- 
men 

M r . Andrew Brimmer applied to the Selectmen for liberty to 
open a Drain near his House in Cornhill in order to free his Cellar 
from Water 

Liberty was granted on condition that the Ground and Pave- 
ment shall be restored to the approbation of the Selectmen 

Agreed to visit Rainsfords Island, Wednesday next being the 
1'. of August 

A Letter was wrote Col. Daws desiring to know from him 
whether the Money paid by the Town to the Continental Soldiers 
& for Horses has been deducted out of the Towns Tax see the 
15. of Jan y last in this Minute Book the particulars 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread for direction to the Bakers & 
Clerks of the Market, be as follows Viz' 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . white Loaf to weigh 1- 0- 

a 2- white Bisket d. - 8- - 

a 4 d . brown Loaf d. 1- 6- - 

[28.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 30, 
1781 Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, Scollay, 
Fellows 

Col. Daws made return relative to the bounty Money deducted 
out of the Town Tax, Horses & c . as on file see 25 th . July 

Thomas Sanderson alias Black Tom. appointed to ring the old 
South Bell at the hours of one & nine OClock 

Selectmen passed upon some accounts 

Selectmen approved of Margaret Johonnot being an Inholder in 
the room of her Husband, John Johonnot deces d . 

And of Morris Keith being Licensed to the House, he has re- 
moved to in Fish Street 

Edward Greens two Recepts for Milage Money received of M r . 
Scollay amounting to 4173 old Dollars dated Jan y . 4. & 8. 1781 
placed on the files 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 3. 1781 
Present Scollay, Price, Frazier, Hubbard 

Cap 4 . Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island, having 
Reported that a Cartel from Halifax Cap'. Welch was brought too 
at said Island with the Small Pox on board four Persons having 
the Distemper out and ten Inoculated whereupon 

Orders were given Cap*. La ha to receive such Persons into the 
Hospital as have the Distemper, and that such as are liable to the 
Distemper must be taken into the Well house that the Vessel 
Bedding Clothing and every thing liable to infection well smoked 
& cleansed and to Report the same to the Selectmen that they 
must be sufficiently smoked & cleansed & a new suit of Clothes 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 153 

procured if possible, & that when he thinks they might leave the 
Island with safety he might do it 

[29.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 9. 
1781 Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Scollay, Frazier, 

M r . Matthew Nazro having been some time since appointed to 
make enquiry after Strangers, had Orders given him for that pur- 
pose, which were dated the 29'. of July last 

The Town Clerk directed to draw in favor o Isaac Pierce, 2/8 
being so much short cash in last May Draught 

Voted, That M r . Jones have the approbation of the Selectmen 
for a license as an Inliolder the Selectmen having his assurance 
that his utmost endeavors will not be wanting to prevent any 
breaches of the Law for regulation of Taverns 

The Selectmen have agreed, to meet at their Chamber Monday 
next 9 OClock in order to proceed to the North School for the 
induction of M r . Nathan Davis as Master of the North Lattin 
School 

The Town Clerk is to write out an extract of the Law relative 
to Taverners in order to be sent to the Tavern keepers 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug f . 13 th . 1781 
A.M. Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Price, Mackay, Frazier, 

The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing next Thursday 3. OClock. A.M. 

The Selectmen met agreahle to appointment & fhen proceeded 
to the North Grammar School, in order, to Induct the Rev d . 
Nathan Davis as Master of said School agreable to the usual prac- 
tise of the Selectmen on such occasions 

The Committee appointed to view the Town Interest at the 
North Battery & Report what they apprehend to be the value 
thereof Reported the value to be 2000 Specie 

Giles Harris Esq. dissented & gave in writing that in his opin- 
ion said Estate was worth 3000 Specie, Reports on file 

[3O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the S lectmen Aug'. 13. 
1781 P.M. Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, 
Frazier 

Passed upon Licenses again see Ang'. 29 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 15. 1781. 
Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Scollay 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held 21'. Ins'. Viz' 

Cap'. John Langden 
Deacon Tim . Newell 
M r . David Bell 
M r . John Wells 
Cap'. Manesseth Martin 
M r . Asa Sloddard 

M f . Andrew Johonnot approved of & recommended for a 
License to retail at his Shop in Newbury Street 



154 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug'. 16, 1781. 
Present Mess". Fellows, Dorr, Hubbard. 

M r . Collector Shaw proposes Col. Procter & M r . Samuel Park- 
man, as his Bondsmen for the faithful discharge of his trust 

M r . Collector Sumner proposes Jonathan Stoddard & John 
Coolidge Gentlemen as his Bondsmen for the faithful discharge of 
his trust 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, August 20, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Hubbard Frazier 

Cap 1 . John Ballard approbated as an Inholder for his House in 
Fish Street to which he has lately removed 

M r . Watts approbated as a Retailer for his Shop near 

the Swing Bridge 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug 1 . 22 d . 1781. 
Present Mess" Dorr, Hubbard, Frazier Scollay. 

Thomas Bayley proposes M r . James Bayley Gentleman & M r . 
Ephraim Copi-laud Gentleman for his Bondsmen as Collector. 

[31.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug e . 27, 
1781. Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, 
Hubbard, Fellows, 

The Selectmen agreable to a Vote of the Town for that pur- 
pose have appointed M r . Price to arange the Returns of the Con- 
tinental Army in order to assertain this Towns proportion of Men 

The Selectmen approve of the Bondsmen offered by the Col- 
lectors, Sumner, Shaw & Bayley, (see other side) 

And the Town Clerk is directed to see their Bonds executed, & 
deliver their respective Certificates for obtaining the Tax Books, 
of the Assessors 

Cap*. Fellows & M r . Price, & M r . Scollay appointed a Com- 
mittee to examine into the Bounds of the Towns Land in Beach 
Street and determine how the Fences shall be erected on the 
Easterly side of the Land lately leased to Wheeler & Price. 

The Lease was delivered the Chairman M r . Scollny 

M r . Thompson proposes his old Bondsmen. Cap'. Waters & 
Col. Waters for his Bondsmen the present Year as Collector of 
Taxes, who were approved of by the Selectmen 

The Selectmen agreed upon the Gentlemen to be invited to 
accompany them to Deer Island Fryday next Boat to set off from 
the Town Dock, Company to meet at the Selectmens Chamber 
8. O Clock 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen. August 29, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Hubbard, Price. 

The Selectmen having acted upon the List of Taverners and 
Retailers for the last Year see August 13 the same was returned 
to Ezekiel Price Esq r . Clerk of the Sessions with the doings of 
the Selectmen thereon, as by Copy on file they afterwards 
considered the Petitions presented when the following Persons 
were approbated by the Selectmen. Viz'. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 



155 



Francis Butler - - Retailer at 

Susannah Clark - - Ditto - 

Ebenezer May - - Ditto - 

John May - - - - Ditto - 

Elisha A very - - - Ditto - 

Gustavus Fellows - Ditto - 

Mary Roulston - - Ditto - 

[32.] Abiel Ruddock Ditto - 

Daniel Parker - - - Ditto - 

Rebecca Lovering. - Ditto - 

Mary Tucker - - - Ditto - 

Samuel Holland - - Ditto - 

Lemuel Cravath - - Ditto - 

William Bonnet - - Ditto - 

Mary MKown - - Ditto - 

Samuel Smith - - Ditto - 

Isabella Tate - - - Ditto - 

William Dodd - - Ditto - 

Henry Foye - - - Inholder - 

Robert Stainsby - - Ditto - 

William Stackpole - Retailer - 

Htvnnah Young - - Ditto - 

Edmund Mayfield - Ditto - 

Timothy White - - Ditto - 

.lane Johnson - - Ditto - 

Sarah Lepear - - - Ditto - 

John Mois - - - - Ditto - 



his Store North Street 
at Charter Street 
South End 

Ditto 

Newbury Street 
North side the Dock 
at the Orange Tree 
near Winnisimet Ferry 
at Distill house New Boston 
at Congress Street 
at North Lattin School Street 
near D r . Eliots Meeting house 
S. End near Market 
near Town House 
at entrance of Long Wharff 
at Shop near Boston Stone 
:it her Shop Blackhorse Lane 
Fish Street 
in Ann Street 
Tattle Street 
King Street 
D r . Eliots 

the end of Long Wharff 
Concert Street 
Battery March 
the Side of Mill Creek 
Head of Long Lane 



Complaint having been made by a number, of the Respectable 
Inhabitants, that some Tavern keepers in this Town permit or 
suffer the playing of unlawful Games & other Disorders in their 
Houses, a Warning &, caution was given to nine Tavern-keepers, 

ns p Copy on file 

M r . Scollay, M r . Price, & M r . Hubbard a Comm 66 . to enquire 
into the Towns Kight to part of the Land, taken in by Cap'. Hall 
near his House. 

Lindsey G. Wallace Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market, allowed by 
the Selectmen 7. 10 Specie p Quarter, or Current Money equiv- 
elent 

Matthew Nazro, allowed by the Selectmen ten pounds p Quarter, 
including extra Services, for his attendance on the Selectmen &c. 

to be paid Specie or Current Money equivalent. 

M r . Price appoint* 1 , a Comm ee . to confer with the Representa- 
tives, pf the Town relative to an amendment or addition to the 
Law relative to the Assize of Bread 

[33.] The following Persons having been approbated by the 
Selectmen as Auchtioneers for the Town of Boston Viz'. were 
Licensed 

M r . Thomns Ruggles 

Mess". Daniel Parker Sen'. & Jun r . 

M r . Martin Bickers 

M r . Nathaniel Pierce 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Mess". Hunter & Green 
M r . John Badger 
Mess". Powt-rs & Ingersol 
M r . Robert Bell 
Cap'. J.olm Pullen 
M r . Kneeland 

Bonds were given by them agreable to the Resolve of the 
General Court, and the Bonds were sent to the Treasuier of this 
Commonwealth p M r . Nazro 

M r . Wallace is directed to prosecute Hemmenway the Fisher- 
man for a n usance on Dock Square 

M r . Nazro is directed to require the attendance of all the Sex- 
tons & others who assist in Burials, at the Selectmeus Chamber 
next Wednesday 

Passed upon Accounts & Draught sent to the Treasurer 
A Negro Boy named Jethro Obed, alias Dodge being sick & 
destitute of support, was sent to the Alms house by M r . Scollay 
The Selectmen being told that he belonged to the Town of Wen- 
ham, a Letter was wrote their Selectmen informing them thereof 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 31. 1781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price. Mackay, Hubbard 

The Selectmen visited Deer Island, and having viewed tl.e 
House & Kenc-es, gave orders for the necessary repairs 

f34.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Scp r . 5. 1 781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, 
Fellows 

Orders were given the Sextons & others concerned in Burials 
in this Town, that they strictly conform to the Laws relative to 
Burial & c . as by Copy on file 

Settled with the Selectmen relative to Licenses granted the 
Auchtioneers, being 16. as by Copies on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 12, 1781 
Present Mess". Scollay, Fellows, Frazier, Price, Dorr 

Liberty is granted to M r . Fox to take from the Beach near the 
Fortification so called on Boston Neck a sufficient quantity of Clay 
and Gravel to fill up the Land of the Town which he hires the 
same to be done under the direction of Cap*. Fellows 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 19, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, 

M r . Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island is per- 
mitted to procure a Fore Sail of M r . Barret for the Boat 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 24, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 

Mess". Yancey & Cudworth, approbated as Auchtioneers, some 
time past, proposed Joseph Ford Merch*. & Cap 1 . John Langdon 
as Bondsmen, in the room of those proposed before, who were 
accepted by the Selectmen 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1761. 157 

The following Persons were chose Jurors for a Mariteme Court 
to be held the 2 d . Day of October Viz 1 . 

William Clough, Blacksmith 
Grant Wilester 
Zachariah Brigden 
Josiah Snelling 
John Win net 
Samuel Grenough 

Cap*. Sturgis Gorham of Barnstable has liberty to improve the 
Towns Slip of the Wharff near the Market for one Year he paying 
therefor the Sum of Sixteen pounds down, otherwise at the rate of 
five pounds p Quarter [35.] the Rent to commence from 

M r . Matthew Nazro appointed to receive the Towns part of 
Vegitables raised at West Boston 

Passed upon Cap 1 . William Mackays State Account as by Copy 
on file, amounting to 4-19-3 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 26, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Frazier, Fellows, Scollay, Mackay, 

The Selectmen have abated Jonas Welch one pound ten Shillings 
in consideration of his being at the charge of turning the drain 
from the Land purchased of the Town 

M r . Larson Belcher is approved of as a Bondsman for Mess". 
Cudworth & Yancey Auctioneers in the room of Cap 1 . Ford 

The Selectmen having approved of the Bonds given by Mess". 
Cudworth & Yancey, as Auchtioneers the same was sent to the 
Treasurer of this Commonwealth by M r . Nazro & License was de- 
livered him 

George Hidgway The Master of Engine N. 6. having applied 1 
for the Premium allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to 
work first at the Fire which lately broke out at Cap 1 . Crafts House 
Sudbury Street 

Passed upon oiher Accounts 

Nathaniel Green Moody approved of by the Selectmen to Retail 
Spirituous Liquors at his Shop in Kilby Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 1781 
Present Mes$ r ". Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price. Mackay, Hubbard. 

M r . Nazro directed to deliver M r . Farmer for the 
Almshouse 170 bushels 

of Potatoes, & M r . Sigorney for the use of the 
Work house 30 bushels 

200 bushels 

M r . Sutton Master of Engine N. 7. applied to the Selectmen for 
liberty to resign said trust 

Susannah Edwards, & Child a poor Person sent to the Alms 
house to be supported at the Charge of this Commonwealth she 
being a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State. 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Order signed by M r . [36.] Dorr and Mackay & dated, this 
Day 

William Barrows a Stranger sent to the Alms house to be sup- 
ported at the charge of this Commonwealth, Order dated this Day 
& signed by Mr. Scollay & M r . Price 

\\illiara Daws approbated by the Selectmen as a suitable Per- 
son to retail Spirituous Liquors at his Shop in Ann Street 

The Assessors by M r . Ruggles and May attended, and desired 
advice of the Selectmen relative to their taking the opinion of some 
Lawyer, respecting the taxing the Non Residents who transact 
business in this Town whereupon, they were advised by the 
Selectmen to engage M r . Lowell & M r . Tuder, as Lawyers at the 
charge of the Town 

The Merchants of this Town agreable to their application have 
leave to make use of Faneuil Hall, for an entertainment to be 
given the French Officers & c . as a compliment for the protection 
they have chearfully given the Trade of this Commonwealth 

Voted, that the Order of the Selectmen respecting Cap 1 . 
Oorham passed the 24' Ultimo, whereby he had liberty to improve 
the Towns Slip of Wharff on Dock Square on certain conditions, 
be reconsidered, and liberty is now granted, for his improving said 
Slip of Wharff, for six months only, he paying therefor Five 
pounds p Quarter 

M r . Nazro directed by the Selectmen to soil the Towns part of 
the Potatoes raised at West Boston, at 2/ p bushel 

Passed Cap'. Barrets State Account amounting to Fourteen 
pounds 2/6 d . as by Copy on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 10, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Frazier, Hubbard, 
Mackay, 

M r . Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, & Hubbard appointed a Committee 
to Collect what is due from Brookers Donation 

The Town Treasurer is to be informed, that the Selectmen desire 
an account of the Town Rents, what is now due &c., & this 
immediately 

[37.] M r . Joel Gushing; appointed Master of Engine N. 7 in 
the room of M r . William Sutten who has resigned that trust on 
account of his ill State of health 

Cap 1 . Fellows appointed to examine the Chimney of M'. Harris's 
Bakehouse & Report the State thereof to the Selectmen 

M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee to enquire relative to 
the new Schools, advertizd to be soon opened 

The Clerk directed to write the Selectmen of Ipswich acquaint- 
ing them a Negro Boy named Jettero, born at Ipswich but had 
lived some time with M r . Dodge of Wenham, is now sick in our 
Alms house & that a considerable expense will accrue to the Town 
of Ipswich if he belongs there, unless soon removed to Ipswich 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 17, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Dorr, Price, Frazier 
The Selectmen met on application made by M r . De Valneas the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 150 

late Consul of France, that agreaMe to a Resolve of Court the 
French might be accommodated with a suitable Building or Build- 
ings in this Town to receive their sick & wounded men but M r . 
De Valneas did not appear 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 17, 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Hubbard, Fellows, Price, 

A Letter from Selectmen of Marblehead laid before the Select- 
men by M r . Scollay 

M r . Jacob Bucknam agreable to his application has liberty to 
erect Scales in the Street near the Stone Store & contiguous to the 
Market, for the weighing of Provisions &c. for such of the Inhab- 
itants or Country People as desire it the prices of weighing to 
be a Copper p Quarter for Meat & 5 Coppers p. hundred weight. 

Upon application made by the Officers of the French Navy for 
a place to send their wounded Men to a Certificate was given M r . 
Valneas the late Consul as by Copy on file 

[38.] Boston, Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 20, 
1781 Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Price, Hub- 
bard 

The Selectmen have consented that the French Consul have the 
use of the Hospital at the Westerly part of Boston for the accom- 
modation of the sick & wounded on board their Ships of War in 
this Harbour. He defreying the charge and Expence that shall 
occur by means thereof and in case the Small Pox or any infec- 
tious Distemper should break out in the Town, the Consul is to be 
at the charge of procuring a suitable place for the reception of any 
such, this Vote has been come into, purely from the necessity there 
is of a speedy removal of the aforesaid sick and wounded 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish an Advertisement relative 
to engaging Persons for a Town Watch 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 24. 1781 
Present Mess: Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, Scollay, 

The Town Clerk is directed to write M*. Pitts one of the princi- 
pal Proprietors of the Mills reminding him of the very dangerous 
situation of the Bridges & acquainting him that unless speedy Re- 
pairs are made, the Selectmen will think themselves in duty & 
humanity bound to have them presented at the next Court of 
General Sessions 

The Town Clerk directed to write to the Selectmen of Marble- 
head acknowledging the Receit of their Letter & acquainting them 
that a Meeting of the Town will soon be warned, at which Meeting 
their Letter will then be laid before the Inhabitants 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet at 3 O'Clock P.M. : for the 
future. 

Next Wednesday Assigned to act upon the List of Jurors 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r 29. 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Scollay, Frazier, 
Passed upon several Accounts. 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r 31, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Price, Hubhard, Scollaj, 

[39.] Ebenezer Foster applys to the Selectmen for liberty to 
Erect a Blacksmiths Shop on the Towns Land near the North 
Battery 

M r . Hubbard & M r . Price a Committee to view the Land pray'd 
for, and Report to the Selectmen 

Daniel McLoad applies to the Selectmen for their approbation 
of him as one of the Auchtioneers for this Town & proposes 
John Leach Schoolmaster & William Wittington Inholder as 
Bondsmen. 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish extracts of the Law rela- 
tive to all Keepers of School to have the approbation of the 
Selectmen 

Phineas Solomon Lemonier attended and was forbid to keep 
School untill approbated by the Selectmen. 

Information given the Selectmen that the French being [sic] 
their dead within the Hospital Inclosures 

M r . Frazier appointed to confer with M*. Samuel Brick relative 
to the above practise 

M r . M c Loads Petition to be taken up next Wednesday 

A return was made a Committee of Court of the Average price 
of Corn Beef Sheeps Wool & Sole Leather, agreeable to a Re- 
solve of the General Court, as by Copy on file 

M r . Pullaen attended & was forbid keeping School without the 
approbation of the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a 'Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 2. 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Scollay, Price, Frazier, 

The Selectmen, having been informed by the Governor that 
next Monday there is to be tokens of rejoicing on Account of the 
Capture of Lord Cornwallis a written Notification was sent the 
Town Cryer to call the Inhabitants together to Morrow 12 OClock 

The Sextons were directed to ring the several Bells as usual 
Monday next 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 7. 1781 
Present Mess. Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

M r . Homans applied for the appointment of Clerk of the Market 
in the room of M r . Wallis deceased 

[4O.] Passed upon Paul Farmers two Accounts, for support 
of the State Poor at the Almshouse amounting to 832. 14. If 
& 52. 15. If as by Copies on file. 

The Selectmen have agreed with M r . Fessenden, to allow him 
twenty Dollars for the Bull he has left M r . Hamlin the Hay ward, 
and he is to have the Town Bull said to be at M r . Whites of 
Brookline over & above the twenty Dollars which he is to have a 
draft for next Draught Day 

M r . Nazro to request the attendance of the Clerks of the Market, 
next Wednesday 

The Selectmen have agreed to fix the Assize of Bread next 
Wednesday 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. . 161 

M r . MLoads Bondsmen as an Auctioneer approved of by the 
Selectmen, and the Clerk is directed to draw Bonds accord- 
ingly 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem r . 14, 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Fellows, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, Scollay, 
Frazier, 

Elizabeth Morton a stranger sent to the Alms house on account 
of the Commonwealth Order signed by M r . Dorr & Frazier 

Daniel M c Leod approved of as an Auchtioneer proposes Robert 

Bruce as a Bondsman iu the room of M r . Wittington approved 

of and Bonds were accordingly taken & a Certificate given 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/fi p. 

bushel & that 6 d p bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 

charges Pains, & livelihood which is computed as follows 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritenie Court, 

Viz 4 . 

Mess. William Foster 
Col. John Kurd 
Samuel Pitts 
John Adams Merc*. 
Cap*. Jonathan Stoddard 
John Bryant 

Cap*. Ridgway of Engine N. 6. applies for the Prem. allowed 
by the Town for bringing their Engine to [41.] work first at the 
Fire at M r . Hootons near the Orange Tree and for a Premium 
for the Fire at M r . Inches House New Boston 

The Comra 66 . to consider on the Application of M r . Tuder for a 
Peice of Land at the South Battery & the Sconce Reported 
whereupon Voted, that this matter subside for the present 

M r . Elisha Byles applies for liberty for his Wife to open a 
School for teaching Children Reading & c . which was granted 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 16. 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Frazier, Hubbard 

Upon application made to the Selectmen, it was permitted the 
French to Erect a Building in addition to the Hospital at New 
Boston for the further accommodation of their sick & wounded 
Sea Men 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 19. 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Price, 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be now set at Wheat .it 7/6. 
and that 12 d . p bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their charges 
pains & livelihood which is computed as follows Viz*. 

lb. oz. dr 

A 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread must weigh --------1..3.. 12 

4 d . d. brown Bread Wheat Rye Meal d. - - - 2 .. 4 .. 
4 d . ditto not above Indian ------- -----3.. 

Biskets of 2 Coppers price 7 .. 4 

Wednesday next appointed to consider a Petition of Benjamin 
Cudwonh Jun r . for au Auchtioneer for this Town 



162 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Dorr appointed to make enquiry Reports that the Comm 6 *. 
have procured this Towns, proportion of Clothing for the Troops 
& sent them to Davis & Wales Store 

[42.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 19, 
1781 Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Mackay 

M r . Benjamin Cud worth Jun r . proposes Stephen Bruce & Samuel 
Paine Merch'. for his Bondsmen as Auchtioneers 

Voted, that Benjamin Cudworth Jun r . be approbated as an 
Auchtioneer & that the Bonds be drawn by the Town Clerk 
with the foregoing Bondsmen 

M r . John Bosson applies for liberty to lake off some dirt which 
lays upon the Towns Land at the South end 

Cap 1 . Fellows appointed to make enquiry & Report 

The Selectmen have appointed M r . Matthew Nazro Clerk of the 
Market in the room of M r . Wallace deceased he to resign his 
place of warning Strangers 

M r . Cudworths Bond & M r . McLoads sent to M r . Treasurer 
Gardner by M r . Nazro 

Boston S^ : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 26, 1781. A.M. 
Present Mess: Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, 
Hubbard 

The Selectmen attended at the Hospital at West Boston & gave 
directions for the placing the additional Building, which the 
French are permitted to erect for the better accommodation of 
their Sick & wounded Sea Men 

Boston Ss: AtaMeetingof the Selectmen Nov r . 26, 1781. P.M. 
Present Mess". Mackay Dorr, Frazier, Fellows,, Price, Hubbard, 
Scollay, 

M r . Scollay & M r .Frazier a Committee to wait upon his Excel- 
lency the Governor relative to placing the additional Building to 
the Hospital at West Boston 

Passed upon Accounts 

M r . Nazro directed to warn the Hogreeves to attend next 
Wednesday 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 24, 1781 
Present Mess : Scollay, Frazier, Price, Hubbard 

Information of the arrival of a Cartel as p Copy on file 

[43.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 28, 
1781. A.M. Present Mess r ". Frazier, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, 
Dorr 

D r . Kast informed the Selectmen that the Wife of Charles Bell 
living in a House opposite the South side of D r . Coopers Meeting 
House had the Small Pox broke out upon her 

The Selectmen being also informed that the Husband & Wife 
were consenting to the removal of her self and a young Child to 
the Hospital at Rainsfords Island, provided they were not made 
answerable for any charge which should arise on her being placed 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1781. 163 

there Orders were given Cap'. Laha the Keeper of said Hospital 
to receive the said Womaii & her Child accordingly 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 28. 1781. 
P.M. Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Fellows, Frazier, Scollay 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse to 
b<; supported at the charge of the State one Cornelius Youngman a 
Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State, neither 
has he wherewith to support himself Order dated Nov r . 9 & 
signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Fellows 

M r . Dorr & M r . Frazier a Committee to enquire & Report rel- 
ative to some dirt laying on the Towns Land which M r . Bossen & 
M r . Bass disputes about 

Passed upon John Jones State Account amounting to 9 .. 16 
Copy to be given in and placed on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 2 d . 1781 
Present Mess : Price, Dorr, Fellows, Frazier, Mackay. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing Fryda}' Decem r . 7 - 10. OClock, Forenoon 

The Committee appointed for the purpose Report as their 
opinion that the dirt belongs to the Town being laid on her? Land 
gives the Town a property therein 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 7. 1781 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Frazier, Scollay, 

[44.] M r . Dorr appointed to order the Repairs of the North 
Grammar School. 

Voted, that the Mens Shoes & Stockings which remain on hand 
be disposed of at publick Auction for the most they will fetch 
and that Parkman & Hinckley sell the same 

On the application of James ORourke for the approbation of the 
Selectmen to teach the French Language in this Town he was 
approbated provided he first take the Oath of Allegiance required 
by the Commonwealth 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem*. 7. 1781 
Present Mess : Dorr, Fellows. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen DecenT. 12. 1781 
Present Mess rs . Dorr, Price, Mackay 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 13. 1781 
Present Mess : Scollay, Mackay 

Information being given that Jane Sanford was broke out with 
the Small Pox & Elizabeth Sauford & Betty Peters were liable to 
tlie Distemper living in the same House where the last Person 
with the Small Pox was sent from to the Hospital, they were all 
three ordered to Rainsfords Island in Knoxs Boat & Orders given 
the Keeper of the Hospital, of the usual tenor 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 14. 1781 
Present Mess. Scollay. 



164 CITY DOCUMENT Isb. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 17, 1781 
Present Mess rs . Dorr, Scollay, Fellows, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 
M r . Frazier appointed to procure Blankets from M r . Otis 
Voted, that M r . Fleet have the printing of the Circular Letter 
with the Instructions, relative to the Fishery 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 19. 1781 
A.M. Present Mess". Frazier, Dorr, Scollay, Price, Mackay 

Voted, that the Constables of the Watch have eleven Dollars p 
month and the Watchmen have eight Dollars p month 

[i5.] The Town Clerk directed to send the Letter Circular, 
by the Post 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 19. 1781 

Present Mess rs : Dorr, Fellows, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 
Information given the Selectmen by D r . Appleton, that the 

Small Pox is broke out in a Negro Woman named Cumber Mc- 

Daui2l, in a House in Tattle Street 

Application made by John Conner for a License as Auchtioneer 

Selectmen agree to meet next Fryday 3. OClock 

M rs . Elizabeth Floyd approbated as a Retailer for her House in 

North Street 

M r . Frazier Reported, that he had seen M r . Otis who informed 

him he should procure the Blankets 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen December 21, 1781 
Present Mess. Mackay, Dorr, Price, Mackay [.sic] 

D r . Appleton now acquaints the Selectmen, that he does not 
apprehend the Negro Woman (of whom information was given on 
Wednesday last) has the Small Pox 

The Circular Letter relative to the Fishery, has been sent to the 
Selectmen of the Maritime Town agreable to a Vote of the Town 
at a lute Meeting 

John Conner approved of as an Auchtioneer for this Town as 
also the Bondsmen proposed by him, viz*. James Welch Taverner 
Thomas Watson Trader 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen December 26, 1781 
Present Mess". Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 
Scollay 

John Conners Bond sent Treasurer Gardner by M r . Nazro. and 
a License given him of the usual tenor, which makes four Bonds 
I have to Ac-count with the Selectmen for 

Upon a complaint made by M r . Uran that two of his Sons could 
not be admitted into M r . Carter's School. M r . Nazro was directed 
to desire his attendance next Wednesday 

[46.] The Town Clerk is to serve the Town Treasurer with a 
Copy of the Town Vote respecting his [dismissing?] * of so much 
Mony of the new Emraission as shall answer the Draughts of the 
Selectmen for support of the Watch and also inform the Treas- 

* The vote of the town was that he should make sale of so much of the bills, &c. "W. H. \V. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 165 

urer that the Selectmen have computed that the charge of the 
Watch for six months will amount to four hundred & fifty Pounds 
hard Money 

Thomas Davis at his Shop in Ann Street approved cf as a Re- 
tailer of Spirituous Liquors 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Deccm r . 31, 1781 
Present, Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Scollay, 

Passed upon Accounts 

M r . Carter Master of the Writing School, attended as desired 
by the Selectmen, and satisfied the Selectmen with respect to his 
not receiving a Son of M r . Urans into his School about nine months 
since 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 2, 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard. 

Permission given Cap 1 . Laha Keeper of the Hospital to suffer 
Bellingham Watts a Prisoner to leave the Island & come up to 
Town, Cap 1 . Laha having Reported to the Selectmen that the 
said Watts is well, & sufficiently cleansed 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz 1 . Cap'. Ebenezer Howard 
John Stanton 
James Goodridge 
Joseph Barrel 

Benjamin White Houswright 
Russel Sturgis 

On Fryday next, the Selectmen have agreed to take under con- 
sideration the Petition of M r . Abraham Lansing? that he may be 
Licensed as an Auchtioneer 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 4, 1782 
Present Mess : Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard, Mackay, Price, Scollay, 
[47.] The following was sent Cap'. Laha on Wednesday last 
Viz'. 

BOSTON, Jan y . 2 d . 1782. 
Cap'. Samuel Laha 

The Cartel Cap'. Black lately from Hallifax, now at Rainsfords 
Island having on board a number of Persons sick with the Small 
Pox and other Distempers You are directed to receive on shoar 
the said sick Persons & provide for them according to the custom 
of the Hospital, & not suffer the said Vessel or any Person be- 
longing to her or which came in her to leave the Island until! 
thoroughly cleansed, or untill further Orders from us 
Your humble Serv'. 

HARBOTTLE DORR 
NATH L . FRAZIER 
EZEKIEL PRICE 
TUTTLE HUBBARD 
WILLIAM MACKAY 

M r . Abraham Lynsen [sic] approved of as an Auchtioneer 



166 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

propose Isac Sears & Pascal Nelson Smith Esq r . as his Bonds- 
men who were accepted by the Selectmen And the Town Clerk 
is directed to draw his Bonds, and see them executed 

M r . Hamlin, Hay ward is permitted to purchase one Tun of Hay 
for support of the Bull till Spring 

The Town Treasurer is desired to dispose of the new Emission 
Money, not exceeding four for one, on the best terms he can, to 
the amount of four hundred & fifty pounds 

Passed upon D r . Appletous State Account am s . to 21. 0. 8 d . 
as p Copy on file 

Passed upon Cap 1 . Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords 
Island State Acco'. am', to sixty one pounds sixteen Shillings 
Copy to be taken, now on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 9. 1782 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard, Fel- 
lows, 

The Selectmen have allowed the Account of M r . Peter Rowe 
Dalton for services at the Treasury for . 51- 1U/, for which he is 
to have a draft next Draught Day 

M r . Price & M r . Hubbard a Comm 66 . to see M r . Brick & make 
enquiry relative to the Corps of some Frenchmen, [improperly 
leaved ?] 

[48.] Passed upon Gibbins Sharp State Accounts, am*, to 
7. 15, 10 as p. Copy to be given in. 

M r . Frazier Reports that he has received in consequence of his 
appointment, from the States Cornm ee . on Accounts the Money for 
the Clothing &c. furnished by this Town for the Continental Army 
for 1780 & has deposited the same with the Town Treasurer as 
p. Receit on file the Selectmens Commission being included in 
said Receit for G38. 10. 3 d . 

M r . Nazro is to consider the Bounds of the Market Square as 
extending to the Gutter & the Corner of the Watch house 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 16, 1782. 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Frazier, 

The Selectmen gave a License to M r . Abraham Lynsen to dis- 
pose of Goods as an Auchtioneer 

The Town Clerk delivered M r . Lyn^ens Bond as an Auctioneer 
to M r . Nazro to be given in to the Treasurer of this Common- 
wealth 

Passed upon D r . Joseph Whipples State Account amounting to 
. 133. 0. 4. as p. Copy on file. 

The Selectmen were this Day sworn to the Pay Roll of the 6 
Months Men belonging to this Town, who were in the Continental 
service amounting 7l7-ll-l d . for the Year 1780 

M r . Paul Farmer was required to receive into the Alms house a 
David Spencer & Margaret Brothers, Strangers & not Inhabitants 
of any Town in this Commonwealth, neither had they whercwithall 
to support themselves Order signed DecenV". 7, 1781 for Spencer 
& Jaa y . 4, 1782 for Brothers. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 167 

Passed upon Ephraim Fernices Petition for a License to retail 
Spirituous Liquors 

M r . Thomas Harris approved of as an Inholder at his House the 
hea'l of Hutchinsons Wharff 

M r . Don' & M r . Frazier a Committee to prepare & present the 
Accounts for Clothing & for Expenses in going to Rainsford 
Island, for the Year 1781 to the Committee of Accounts for pay- 
ment 

[49.] M r . Edward Smith, informs that one Mary Gould be- 
longing to Estham, the Daughter of Thomas Gould, who lived witli 
him some time has now left his House & praying she may ordered 
home to her Parents 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen December [January?] 
23 d . 1782. Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Mackay, Hubbaid. Scollay. 

M r . Frazier & Cap'. Mackay a Committee to settle with Col. 
Procter the Milage advanced by the Town for the three & six 
Months Men 1780 and to present the Accounts for payment as 
also for the Year 1781 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, January 28. 1782. 
Present Mess : Dorr, Scollay, Price, Mackay, Fellows, 

Letter laid before the Selectmen from the Town Clerk of 
Marblehead in the name & behalf of said Town, inclosing a Copy 
of their Instructions to their Members in the House of Represen- 
tatives 

Isaac Freeman, approved of as an Inholder for his House in 
Fore Street 

M r . Templeman applys to the Selectmen for liberty to exhibit 
on the Slack Wire 

The Town Clerk directed to furnish the Boston Seat with a 
Copy of the Instructions of the Town of Marblehead to their 
Representatives 

Passed upon John Hinkleys State account amounting to 10 .. 
19 . . 9. as p Copy on file 

Passed upon Accounts. 

M rs . Mary Lobb approved as a Retailer of Spirituous Liquors 
at her Shop in Fish Street 

William Day approved as a Retailer of Spirituous Liquors at 
his Shop in Quakers Lane. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 30. 1782. 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Ilubbard, 

Passed upon some Accounts 

The Town Clerk is directed to furnish the Collectors with Cer- 
tificates, of their having given Bond to the Selectmen & that they 
have no objection to the Assessors delivering them the Tax 
Books. 

[5O.] Acted upon the List of Jurors 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 6. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The following were chose Jurors for a Maritime Court Viz 1 . 

Thomas Russel Esq r . excused 

Paul Revere Esq r . 

Martin Brimmer 

John Marston 

Oliver Brewster 

Benjamin Burt 

Joseph Russel 

Passed upon John Boits Petition for the approbation to Retail 
at the Store of Boyte & Rumsey the South side of the Market & 
the Town Clerk was directed to certify the approbation 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 13. 1782, 
A.M. Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Scollay, Frazier, 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz 1 . 

Mess : James Yancey 

Samuel Whitwell 
James Ivers 
William Craft 
Andrew Black 
William Fleet 
Isajah Doan 
Jeremiah Allen 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Fel/. 13, 1782. 
P.M. Present Mess" : Scollay Dor Frazier Mackay Hubbard & 
Price 

Order for M r . Farmer to receive George Mitchel & his Wife into 
the Almshouse on States Ace 1 , dated Sept. 1. 1781 

Also an order to receive The Son of George Randle dated Oct. 
5. 1781 

Also an order to receive the Son of Tho s . Mitchel dated Oct. 
2G. 1781 

Mr. John Templeman applied to the Selectmen for liberty to ex- 
hibit i:i the Slack Wire, and laid several Petitions of the Inhabi- 
tants that he might be permitted before them 

[51.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Fel^. 15. 
172 Present Mess": Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Price, 
Mackay. 

Settled with and paid all the Selectmen for Licenses for Vendue 
Masters, and Permits to sell Rum Tea & c . fourteen Dollars & 1 
Pistereen each, which is to the 23 d . Day of January last 

M r . Templetonattendi-d, and was heard relative to his proposal 
of exhibiting on the Slack Wire, when it was recommended to 
him to wait till the sense of the Inhabitants can be taken at a 
Meeting soon to be called 

The Town Clerk is to write the Selectmen of Hingham request- 
ing them to refund the Money advanced for M. Tower immedi- 
ately. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 169 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 20. 1782 
Present Mess: Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Frazier 

An account received from Parkman & Hinckley of Shirts &csold 
at Vendue amounting to 11. 4 as p Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 25, 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price, Fellows, Frazier 

Passed on several Accounts 

Town Clerk directed to write Col. Procter requiring an Ac- 
count of Towns Small Arms delivered him 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb. y 27. 1782 
Present: Mess Dorr, Scollay, Mackay, Price, Ilubbard, Frazier, 

The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing March 5 

A Letter sent to Col. Procter requesting his furnishing the 
Selectmen witli an Account of his distribution of the Towns Small 
Arms & Cartridges & another 

Passed upon several Accounts. 

A Letter was sent Caleb Davis E?q r . Agent for the State 
relative to the Small Arms delivered Col. Procter, 

[52.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 6. 
1782 Present Mess: Dorr, Hubbard, Price, Scollay, Frazier, 
Mackay, 

There was Collected for James Patterson, who was wounded the 
5 of March 1770, the Sum of Seven Pounds twelve Shillings, 
and the same has been put into the hands of Cap 4 . William 
Mackay, for the use of the said Patterson, & his Wife the Col- 
lection was made in Town Meeting the 5 Ins'. 

M r . Thomas Newcomb, applies for a Stand at the Fish 
Market 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue a warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting, Mtirch 11 th . 

M r . Powers to have the printing of the Notification for March 
Meeting 

M r . Scollay & M r . Frazier a Comm 6 * to wait upon M r . Cooper 
and desire Him to open the Town Meeting wilh Prayer 

The Selectmen having considered the application of M r . -New- 
comb, agreed that he should have the Stand on which M r . Johon- 
not had a Box in the Fish Market. 

Passed upon John Dafforns State Accounts amount 15 to 5 
as by Copy on file 

Passed upon Charles Bells State Account amounting to 14 
as by Copy on file 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen, March 13, 1782. 
Present : Mess Fellows, Dorr, Price, Scollay, Frazier, Mackay, 
Hubbard 

The Selectmen have agreed with Andrew Tuksberry for the Rent 
of Deer Island the year ensuing commencing the 25 th of March 



170 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

50 Specie, on the same terms and conditions with the last, 
and the Town Clerk is directed to draw the Leases of the same 
tenor of the last 

Parkman & Hinckley paid the Town Treasurer 11.. 4/ for the 
proceeds of Shoes &c. as p Acco 1 . on file 

[53,] The following endorsement was made on the Warrant 
drawn on Henry Gardner, Esq r . Treasurer of the Commonwealth 
for the pay of the 6 months Men for 1780 Viz'. 
Sir 

Please to pay Cap'. Alexander Hodgden the Monies mentioned 
in the within Rolls he to pay the same to the several Persons born 
thereon he to be accountable for the same : the Sum expressed in 
the Warrant being 717-ll-L d . endorsement signed by John Scol- 
lay Chairman p order 

Liberty is granted Thomas Daws Esq. to build a new Tomb in 
the Common burying Ground near the Granary provided he does 
not interfere with any other Persons Tomb or Grave & that the 
Earth be removed so as not to incommode any Burial place 

The Selectmen have assigned next Wednesday to determine 
with respect to a visitation of the Town 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen March 20. 1782. 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Fellows, Price, Frazier. 

Voted, that a Petition be presented to the General Court pray- 
ing that a Law may be provided with respect to this Town only, as 
may be effectual to prevent Hogs from going at lajge 

The Selectmen have consented that Bartholomew Nasen have 
the improvements of the Box at the Fish Market lately occupied 
by M r . Tillcy, till further orders, on such terms as the others hold 
them reconsidered see March 29 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk publish an Advertisement relative 
to the Repairs of Faneuil Hall, the Streets & also erecting a 
School house 

Ordered lhat the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing Monday the 1 st . of April next, for the choice of Governor &c. 

Ordered, that Mess. Fleets have the printing of the Notifica- 
tions 

M r . Price & M r . Frazier a Committee to wait upon Rev d . M r . 
Howard & desire him to open the Town Meeting with Prayer 

[54.] The Selectmen approbate John Larken as a suitable 
Person to retail Spirituous Liquors at his Store in Back Street 
and the Town Clerk is directed to give him the usual recommenda- 
tion 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 25. 1782 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Hubbard, 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen March 27. 1782, 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Price, Hubbard, 

Adjourned to Fry day next 3. O Clock P.M. at which time the 
Petition of Parkmau & Hinckley for a License as Auchtioneers is 
to be considered 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 171 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 29. 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Mackay, Frazier, 

Mess". Parkman & Hinckley approved of as Auchtioneers for 
this Town 

Passed upon D r . Joseph Whipples State Accounts amounting 
as by Copy on file to 44. 5. 4 

The following is Copy of a Receit on file Viz'. 

BOSTON Sep 1 . 18, 1781 

Received of the Selectmen of Boston four hundred & forty 
Shirts, 440 p r . Hose 440 p r . Shoes 220 Blankets on behalf of 
said Town agreable to a Resolve of the General Court passed 
June 22 d . 1781 

EBENEZER BATTELLE, Agent 

William Tilton is permitted still to occupy the Box at the Fish 
Market lately improved by M r . Tilley on the same terms they are 
held by others 

M r . Nazro, is directed to Notif} 1 the Justices & Overseers to 
meet at the Selectmens Chamber on Tuesday next at 11. O Clock 
Forenoon in order to Agree upon a Visit;ition of the Town 

The Town Clerk directed to Publish an Advertisement notefying 
such Town Officers as have not been sworn that unless theyappear 
at the Selectmens Chamber Wednesday next [55.] to be sworn 
their names will be returned to the Court of Sessions, that their 
Fines may be recovered 

Voted, that M r . Nazro Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market is to ask 
six Pence p day Specie for the Stands in Market Square 

The Selectmen have Agreed that the Fishermen who improve 
the Boxes on Dock Square pay M r . Nazro the Clerk of the Market 
four Shillings p month to commence from the 1 st . of June last 
Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 1. 1782. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard 

Parkman & Hinckley proposes Jonathan Stodder Gentleman & 
Cap'. Benj. Gorham as Bondsmen "who were approved of 

Boston Ss: A Meeting of Selectmen Justices & Overseers to 
agree upon a Walk or Visitation of the Town 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 3 d . 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, Frazier, Scollay 

M r . Jacob Bucknam is permitted to improve an old Building of 
the Towns on the North Battery Wh;irff for one Quarter of a 
Year he paying therefor fifteen Shillings and if the Wharff 
should be improved for growing & c . he to Collect the pny for 
the same & to be allowed for his trouble, as also for collecting 
the other Wharfage 

The Selectmen direct the Town Clerk to publish an Advertize- 
ment relative to the Inhabitants bringing in an Estimate of the 
damages sustained by the Enemy, where it has not yet been 
done 



172 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 15. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay, Fellows Dorr Price Hubbard Mackay 
Frazier 

M r . Peter Boyer Town Treasurer Elect, proposed for his Bonds- 
men M r . Ebenezer Sever Merch'. M r . Daniel Bell Merch 1 . both of 
this 

The above Persons were approved of by the Selectmen as Bonds- 
men for the Town Treasurer, and the Town Clerk is directed to 
prepare the Bonds accordingly 

[56.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 6, 
1782 Present Mess. Price, Mackay, Hubbard Frazier, 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 10, 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, Fellows 

A Walk or Visitation of the Town was had on Wednesday last 
agreable to a return on file 

M r . Luke Baker & John Procter both living in Cornhill apply 
for liberty to erect Posts before their Houses as they were formerly 
placed allowed by the Selectmen 

A Letter was agreed upon to be sent each of the School Masters 
relative to M r . Clarks Children, & the Town Clerk was directed to 
make out fair Copys, & sign the same by direction of the Select- 
men & transmit the same to said Schoolmasters 

The following endorsement was made on the Warrant drawn on 
Henry Gardner Esq r . Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the pay 
of the six months men for 1780 Viz'. 

Sir 

Please to payCap'- Alexander Hodgdon the Monies mentioned 
in the within Warrant he to pay the same to the several Persons 
born on the annexed Rolls and to be accountable for the same 

JOHN SCOLLAY Chairman 

N.B The Sum expressed in the Warrant being 444 .. 3. 9 p 
order 

Upon the representation of William McFadden Cap 4 . Fellows 
appointed to see D r . Warren and let him know that care should be 
taken that the Persons from the Hospital who dig Graves in the 
South burying Ground, do not interfere with the Sextons in their 
digging up Graves 

M r . Nazro directed to inform the following Persons appointed 
Auchtioneers for this Town, that the time limitted by Law for their 
acting in that office is expired Viz'. 

Mess. Russel & Clap 

William Greanleaff 
Procter & Lowell 
Hinckley & Parkman 
Fellows & Pierpoint 
William & John Gooch 

[57.] The Town Clerk is directed to lay before the Selectmen 
the Bonds of the several Delinquent Selectmen 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 173 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Aprff 12, 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 

M r . William Gale applies for liberty to erect a Post before his 
House in Cornhill which was granted him 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 15, 1782 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, Mackay, 
Dorr 

Liberty granted to Adam Colson to set up a large Post at the 
side of his House in Marl borough Street 

Liberty granted to John Cutler for placing a small Post in the 
same Street, where one had before stood 

Liberty granted to M r . Calvin White for placing a Post in the 
same Street on condition of his removing an old crooked Post 
near the same 

Liberty granted Samuel Brick to level a place in the Common 
torn up by the British Troops it intercepting the prospect from 
said Bricks House 

Boston April 12, 1782 Received of .the Town of Hingham 
by the hands of the Selectmen of Boston five pounds twelve 
Mllings & three pence in full for boarding Elizabeth Tower in 
the Alms which boarding was charged to the Commonwealth 
aforesaid : But it appearing that said Tower waa an Inhabitant of 
Hingham, said Selectmen sent to, & have received from said Town 
of Hingham the aforesaid Sum of 5. 12. 3 d . which they have put 
into my hands for the use of the .Poor in said Alms house, and for 
which I promise to give the Commonwealth Credit, in the next 
Account I make out against it 5. 12. 3. 

PAUL FARMER 

The Original Receipt is placed on the Selectmens file of next 
Papers 

[58.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 17, 
1782. Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, 

M r . Greanleaff proposes Nathaniel Walker Appleton Physian & 
Thomas Dawes Jun r . Gentleman, as the Bondsmen for the faithful 
discharge of his trust as Auchtioneer 

M r Clap proposes his former Bondsmen for the present Bonds- 
men as Auchtioneer Joseph Callender, Merch'. James Lamb 

Voted, that M r . George Richards Minot have five yards of 
broad Cloth, it being the custom to allow that quantity as a Com- 
pliment to the Orator for delivering an Oration the 5 of March 

The Persons proposed by M r . Greanleaff & Mess. Russel & 
Clap above for their Bondsmen as Auchtioneers were approved of 
by the Selectmen 

Passed upon Asa Stodders State Account am*, as by Copy on 
file 59-1 6-4 

The Selectmen have assigned next Wednesday for fixing an 
Assize of Bread 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 24, 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, Fellows, 



174 



CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 



The following Persons were chosen Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz 1 . 

Mess. William Lambert 
Thomas Bumsted 
Cap 1 . Sam : Ballard 
Nath 1 . Byfield Loyd 
John Winthrop 
William Newman 

Elijah Caswell admitted an Engine Man in Company of Engine 
>~N. 6 Cap 1 . Ridgway in the room of Samuel Tod removed 

Passed upon Robert Knox's State Account amounting as bv 
Copy on file to 9 

[59.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 17. 
1782 Present Mess". 

The following is a Return made the Collector appointed to Col- 
lect the Duties of Excise for the County of Boston by the Select- 
men of said Towns pursuant to a late Act of the General Assembly 
of this Commonwealth Viz'. 



Permitted 



Nathaniel Barret 

Joseph Picrpoint 
Joseph Ford 
Robert Wier - 
Samuel Payne - 
William Gooc'.i 
Isaac Pierce 
Richard Hayden 
Edward Davis - 
Benjamin Hammet 
Gideon Bates - 
William Porter 
John Parker 
Joshua Witherby 
John Allen 
John Bryant 
Samuel Hastings 
Pepperel Tyler 
Samuel Buel 
George Vincent 
Abiel Smith 
Andrew Syms Esq. 
Joseph Bosh 
John Boit 
William Dnws Jun r . 
John Hunt - - 
John Hnrkins - 
Edward Wentworth 
Nathaniel Payne 



- 1781 
Decem r . 12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
17 
17 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 175 

Hassey & Snow - Decem*. 17 

Joseph Howard - 17 

Ebenezer Hills - 17 

John Bois - 17 

George McKinney - 17 

Moses Black - 17 

William Stack pole - 17 

John May 17 

Ebenezer Perry 17 

Ebenezer Farrington 17 

Nathaniel Patten - 17 

Andrew Black - 17 

William Marshall - 17 

Nathaniel Curtis - 17 

Josiah Knap - 17 

Samuel Payne Jun r . - 17 

Joseph Head - 17 

Joseph Hall - 17 

Nathaniel Hall . - 17 

John Bradshaw - - 17 

Samuel Sloan - - . 17 

Thomas Ruggles ... . 17 

Francis Thayer - - 17 

Elisha Sigorney - 17 

William Stow ... 17 

John Scollay Esq - 17 

Thomas Hill .... 17 

Erasmus Pierce - - - 17 

John R. Sigorney - 17 

Jonathan Brown ... 17 

George Langley - 17 

Abraham Hunt- - 17 

Lai-kin & Hurd - 17 

William Wiart - 17 

Henry Swan ... 17 

John Stibbins - 17 

[6O.] Henley & Rand - 17 

John Fairservice ... - 17 

Elizabeth Stebbins - - ... 17 

Nathaniel Wait 17 

Russel Sturgis ----- 17 

David Wheeler 17 

Samuel Wallace - - 17 

Benjamin Gorham - 17 

Edward Howard - - - 17 

John Doubledee - .... - 19 

William & Jn. Mollineux- 19 

Samuel Goffe - - 19 

James Green - 19 

Benjamin Thompson - 26 

Joseph Levering 26 

John Ingersol - 26 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Charles Geyer - - Decem r . 26 

Abraham Eustis 26 

Johonnot & Jarvis - - 26 

Jacob Tidd - - ... 26 

Daniel Fell - 26 

Samuel Parkman ------- 26 

John Tileston 26 

Daniel Parker ---------26 

James Wells - -- ----26 

1782 
James & Thomas Lamb ------ Jan y . 2 

Patrick Conner 2 

Otis & Henley - 2 

William Colman .._---. 2 

Daniel Sears - -- -_--2 

Alexander Hodgden -- - .... 2 

William & John Shattuck - - 2 

Henry Hill - 2 

Nehemiah Soames -------- 2 

William Jennison - ------2 

Benjamin Webb -------- 2 

Josiah Waters Jun r . Esq r . 

Ebenezer Storer Esq r . - 2 

William Brick - - - - 2 

John Kneeland -- . .... 2 

Isaac Smith Esq r . - - - 16 

John Lucas Esq r . - - ... 25 

Grant Webster - - - - Feb y . 6 

Henry Prentice - - - 6 

Ebenezer Torrey .---_- 6 

Thomas Hitchburne . - v - 6 

Nehemian Ingersol - - - - - - - - 13 

Peter Dolliver - - - - - . - 13 

Nathaniel Pierce - ----- 1 5 

Joseph Spear Jun r . - - - 20 

Thomas Powers ------ 27 

William Miller - - - - March 13 

Biggelow & Spear --------20 

Thomas Russel Esq r . 20 

William Lambert --------20 

BOSTON July 12, 1782 

The Subscribers hereby Certify that the afore going is a true 
Return of all such persons as have been permitted by the Select- 
men to sell Wine & other Spirits agreable to a late Act of the 
General Court 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
GDSTAVUS FELLOWS, 
HARBDTTLE DORR 
EZEKIEL PRICE 
TUTTLE HUBBARD 
WILLIAM MACKAT 
NATHAN FRAZIER 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 177 

[61.] The following Return of the Names of the Persons Li- 
censed to sell Tea in the Town of Boston by the Selectmen of said 
Town, pursuant to a late Act of the General Court of this Com- 
monwealth, was given in to Samuel Henshaw Esq r . appointed to 
Collect the Excise for the County of Suffolk Viz'. 

Time when Date of 

Names Licensed Bonds Penalty 

1781 1781 

Nathaniel Barret - - December 12 - December 12 - - 100 

Joseph Pierpont ----- 12- December 12 - - - 100 

Joseph Ford ------ 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Samuel Partridge - - - - - 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Samuel Dashwood - - - - 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

William Gooch 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Hannah Young 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Margaret Winslow - - - - 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Richard Hayden 12 - - - 12 - - 100 

Benjamin Hammet - - - - 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Gideon Bayley ----- 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Lucy Rumley ------ 12 - - - - 12 - - - ICO 

Joshua Witherby ----- 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

John Parker -*----- 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Josiah Brown 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Robert Davis 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Amasa Davis 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

John Alden- ------ 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

John Junt say Jent - - - - 12 - - - 12 - - - 100 

Caleb Davis Esq 12 - - - 12 - - 100 

John Bryant - - - - r - 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Samuel Hastings ----- 12 ----12--- 100 

Pepperel Tyler 12 - - - 12 - - - 100 

George Vincent 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Abiel Smith 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

[62.] Joseph Bash - - - 12 - - 12 . - - - 100 

John Boit 12 - - 12 - - - 100 

William Daws Jun r . - - - - 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Edward Davis 12 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Joseph Howard 12 - - - 12 - - - 100 

Ebenezer Hills 17-- -12-- -100 

Edward Wentworth - - - - 17 - - - 12 - - - 100 

John Bais 17 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

George McKinney - - - - 17 - - - - 12 - - - 100 

Moses Black 17 - - - - 17 - - - 100 

William Stackpole - - - - 17 - - - - 17 - - - 100 

John May - - 17 - - - - 17 - - - 100 

Ebenezer Perry 17 ----17--- 100 

Ebenezer Farrington - --- 17 ----17--- 100 

John Stebbins 19 - - - - 19 - - - 100 

Nathaniel Austin 19 ----19--- 100 

John Fairservice 19 ----19--- 100 

Nathaniel Wait 19 - - - - 19 - - - 100 



178 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Time when 
Names Licensed 




Date of 
Bonds 




Penalty 


1781 




1781 






Elizabeth Floyd - - December 


19 


- December 


19 - 


- 100 


*A J "Wri-iaol lf 


1 O 




1 Q 


i nn 


William Conent 


19 


has lost his 


i y - - - JL \j\j 

Bond as he says 


T/-\Vn T n r*A s\ n 


19 


has lost his 


Bond 


as he says 




Sarah Swanton 


19 


_ _ - . 


19 - 


- - 100 


Daniel Austin - 


19 


has lost his 


Bond 


as he says 


Samuel Goffe ------ 


19 


_ _ _ _ 


19 - 


- - 100 


James Young 


19 


. _ _ . 


19 - 


- - 100 


James Green 


19 


_ _ . _ 


19 - 


- - 100 


Samuel Caverley - - - - - 


19 


. - - . 


19 - 


- - 100 


William Daws Sen r . - - - - 


19 


. . . . 


17 - 


- - 100 


Bond as he says mislaid 


Andrew Black ------ 


19 


. _ _ _ 


17 - 


- - 100 


[63.] William Marshall - - 


17 


- - - - 


17 - 


- - 100 


Nathaniel Curtis - - - - - 


17 


. . 


17 - 


- - 100 


Josiah Knap 


17 


. . . _ 


17 - 


- - 100 


Samuel Payne Jun r . - - - - 


17 


- - - - 


17 - 


- - 100 


Joseph Head 


17 


- - - - 


17 - 


- - 100 


Joseph Hall 


17 


- - - - 


17 - 


- - 100 


Nathaniel Hall 


17 


_ _ . 


17 - 


- - 100 


John Bradshaw Jun r . - - - 


17 


. . . _ 


17 - 


- - 100 


Thomas Ruggles 


17 


. _ _ _ 


17 - 


- - 100 


William Stow ------ 


17 


_ . 


17 - 


- - 100 








1 7 


- 100 


Thomas Stevenson - - - - 


17 


- - _ - 


i i 

17 - 


1 \J \J 

- - 100 


Samuel Lord 


17 


_ _ _ _ 


17 - 


- - 100 


Dorothy Wharton - - - - 


19 


. . _ . 


19 - 


- - 100 


Francis Butler 


19 


. . . _ 


19 - 


- - 100 


TVTnrv T nV>V 


19 




19 


- 100 


Joseph Shed - 


1 *.' 

19 


- _ . _ 


A \s 

19 - 


- 1 \J\J 

- - 100 


William Fallas 


19 


. . . _ 


19 - 


- - 100 


T i flavlrp 


1 9 




10 


- 1 00 


William Sutten ----- 


1 i/ 
19 


_ 


1 17 

19 - 


1 \J\J 

- - 100 


Noah Dogget ------ 


19 


. . . . 


19 - 


- - 100 


Mary Fullerton ----- 


19 


- - - - 


19 - 


- - 100 


Obediah Thayer 


19 


. _ . _ 


19 - 


- - 100 


Mary Shepherd 


19 


- - - - 


19 - 


- - 100 


Mary Wakefleld 


19 


. . . . 


19 - 


- - 100 


Elijah Marsh 


19 


- - - - 


19 - 


- - 100 


/^ T rt*i(-jilxjTT 


19 




10 


- 100 


Abigail Harriet 


1 \J 

19 


_ _ . _ 


1 7 

19 - 


~ 1 \J\J 

- - 100 


Samuel Bonner 


19 


_ . _ 


19 - 


- - 100 


o_ _u C1f~,, 


1 r ) 




10 


- 100 


Thomas Stickney ----- 


1 t7 

19 


_ - - _ 


A / 

19 - 


A \J\J 

- - 100 


i o i 4-/-\ 


1 ') 




1Q 


- 100 


Samuel Pierce - - - - - 


i ./ 
19 


_ 


i / 
19 - 


1 \J\J 

- - 100 


[64.] Joseph Kettle - - - 


19 


. _ . . 


19 - 


- - 1 00 


Benjamin M. Stillman - - - 


19 


. . . . 


19 - 


- - 100 


Elizabeth Stibbins - - - - 


19 


- _ _ . 


19 - 


- - 100 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 



179 



Names 

Larking & Hurd - 
Richard Sailer 
Abiel Ruddock Esq 
Margaret Jepson - 
Hannah Bowlend - 
Charles Geyer 
Abraham Eustis 
John Clark 
Mary Hall - 
Daniel Pecker - 
Mary Marshall 

Patrick Conner 
William Colman 
Daniel Sears - 
Alexander Hodgden 
Jacob Sweetser 
Henry Prentice 
Benjamin Wheeler 
Samuel Pope 
John Rogers 
John Lucas 
Edward Weld - 
Lemuel Cravath 
Josiah Crosby - - 
Jeremiah Green Es 
William Lambert - 
Zipheen Thayer 
Francis Thayer 
William Brick - 
Samuel Fenno - - 
Joshua Loring 
Joshua Eaton 
Joshua Bunker 
Rebecca Blake 
Benjamin Pierce - 





Time when 
Licensed 


Date of 
Bonds 




1781 


1781 


rd - - 


December 19 - 


December 19 


. 


... 19 . 


- - - 19 


: Esq - 


- - - 19 - 


- - - 19 


on - - 


... 26 - 


- - - 26 


nd - - 


... 26 - 


- - - 26 


is - - 


- - - 26 - 


- - - 26 


. . . 


... 26 - 


- - - 26 


. . . 


... 26 - 


- - - 26 


. - 


- - - 26 - 


- - - 26 




9fi 


9fi 




1782 


') 

1782 




- January 2 - 


- January 2 


,n - - 


- - - 2 - 


... 2 


. _ 


... 2 - 


- - - 2 


Igden - 


... 2 - 


... 4 


r - - 


... 2 - 


... 9 


i ~ - 


February 6 - 


February 6 


:eler 


... 13 . 


- - - 13 


_ . . 


... 16 - 


. 




90 


90 


_ 


- - - 25 - 


- L\J 

- - - 25 


. 


... 15 . 


- - - 15 


;h - - 


- March 13 - 


- - - 13 


. . _ 


... 13 - 


- - - 13 


n Esq r . 


- - - 20 - 


- - - 20 


2rt - - 


- - - 20 - 


- - - 20 


r - - 


- - - 20 - 


- - - 20 


r - - 


- - - 20 - 


- - - 20 


_ . . 


- - - 20 - 


- - - -20 


- - - 


- - - 25 - 


... 25 




- - - 27 - 


- - - 27 





April 3 - 


- April 3 


- 


3 - 


- - - 3 


38 - - 


... 17 . 


... 17 






See July 12 th , 



Penalty 

100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 
-'100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 

- 100 



[65.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 29. 
1782 Present Mess 1 " 8 : Dorr, Mackay, Scollay. 



Boston Ss : At 'a Meeting of the Selectmen April 30. 1782 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Price, Hubbard, 

The Committee to settle with the late Town Treasurer, and to 
examine the Draughts of the Selectmen, attended, and had laid 
before them the Draught Book of Monies drawn for by the Select- 
men & such information was given the Committee as they desired, 
as by a Memorandum on file 



180 CITY DOCUMENT .No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 1'. 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Mackay, 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 3 d . 1782 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Frazier, Price, Mackay, 
Hub bard, 

Passed upon Accounts 

Cap'. Fellows, appointed to examine the Accounts of the Town 
Clerk 

The Petition of M r . Isaac Pierce laid before the Selectmen 
when they apprehended the matter contained therein did not prop- 
erly come before them 

M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee to confer with M r . Page 
as to the Rent of North Battery Wharff 

M r . Curtis, Sextou, to be sent for to attend the Selectmen next 
Wednesday 

Town Clerk directed to Advertize Bull Pasture to be let for the 
present Year in Edes Paper 

The Selectmen have agreed to fix the Assize of Bread next 
Wednesday 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 8'. 1782 
Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Scollay, Hubbard, 

[66.] Ordered that the Assize of Bread be now set at Wheat 
at y/ p bushel and that 12 d . pence p bushel be allowed to the 
Bakers for their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed 
as follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

A 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread must weigh 1- C-9 

a 4 ditto Brown Bread f Wheat i Rye Meal d. - 2- 

a 4 ditto not above \ Indian Meal d. - - - - 2-10 

Biskets of 2 Coppers price - -6-3 

M r - Curtis the Sexton of D r , Coopers Church, appeared as re- 
quired by the Selectmen, and being informed of his having tolled 
a Bell the Sabbath Evening before last, several times & before 
Sun down, by which he had forfeited his License to break Ground 
in the Burial places he acknowledge the offence, and promised 
he would do so no more whereupon it was passed over by the 
Selectmen. 

M r . John Lane permitted by the Selectmen to open a School 
in this Town for the teaching Children reading, writing & c . 

The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing for the choice of Representatives & c . on Tuesday next at 10. 
() Clock Forenoon 

M r . Dorr and Cap' Mackay a Comm 66 . to desire the Rev d . M r . 
Lothrop to open the Meeting with Prayer 

M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee to examine D r . Sted- 
mans deceased, Accounts for the Almshouse by M r . Farmers 
Books 

M r . Billings & several others a Coram e from a singing Company 
applied to the Selectmen for liberty to have the use of the S. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 181 

Lattin School house on Monday Evenings, for the purpose of im- 
proving in Psalmady which is granted till further Orders of 
the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 15, 1782 Pres- 
ent Mess : Frazier, Price 

Passed upon D r . Whipples State Acco'. amounting to 174. 7- 
as p. Copy to be placed on file 

[67.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 16. 
1782 Present Mess 8 : Scollay, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 

Three of the Collectors attended upon the business assigned the 
Selectmen by the Town and Agreed upon a Report 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 22 d . 1782 
Present Mess rs : Price. 

M r . Benjamin Curtis desires the refusal of some Bricks belong- 
ing to the Town & laying near the Fortification. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 25, 1782 
Present Mess" : Price, Hubbard, Mackay, Frazier. 

M r . Bicker proposes Daniel Jones & M r . Lendall Pitts as his 
Bondsmen who are approved of by the Selectmen 

Cup'. Ridgway of Engine N. 6 applied for the Premium allowed 
by the Town to his Comp*. for their bringing their Engine to work 
first at the Fire which broke out at the Hospital at Bartons Point 
& at a House in Tattle Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 27, 1782 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Fellows, Frazier, Mackay 

M r . Daniel Parke Sexton of the Old Brick Meeting House 
applys to the Selectmen for liberty to break ground in the Burial 
Grounds and liberty was granted accordingly he conforming to 
the regulations of the Selectmen therein. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 30, 1782 
Present Mess" : Mackay, Hubbard, Fellows, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 5, 1782 
Mess". Scollay. Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, 

Passed upon two Accounts of Paul Farmer amounting to 867. 
13. 9f & 52. 16. as by Copys on file - 

[68.] M r . Benjamin Cooper approbated by the Selectmen to 
keep a Tavern in the House lately improved by M r . Newell situ- 
ated in Wings Lane 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 12, 1782 
Present Mess". Scollay & Price, 

Mem there is due to M r . Aaron Smith for services as Master of 
the North Gram r . School from June 1 st . to July 23 d at 45 p Quar- 
ter, amounts to 26. 5/ not yet drawn for see below. 



182 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 14, 1782 
Present Mess" : Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, Fellows, 

A Committee from the Grand Lodge of Masons waited upon the 
Selectmen, and asked the use of Faneuil Hall to dine, next Mon- 
day Seven night And liberty was accordingly granted 

M r . Hubbard a Committee to employ a suitable Person to 
examine and cast the Collectors Accounts &c. 

The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing relative to the delivering of the Books to the Collectors 
Mess. Fleets 

Voted, that M r . Aaron Smith have a Draught on the Town 
Treasurer for 26 - 5 drawn for 

M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee to agree with M r . John 
Page for the hire of North Battery so called, Report that he is 
willing to give twenty pounds p Year, whereupon Voted that 
he may have the same for one Year unless it should be sold before 
the expiration of that Term The Battery, includes the whole of 
the Wharff, from the old Gates down to the end, with the build- 
ings thereon with liberty of a Cart Way to the Street of a 
suitable width & all oilier parts of the Wharff & Dock belonging 
to the Town, not let. 

The Clerk of the Market desired to attend next Wednesday 

[69.] Passed upon y e . late D r . Stedmaus State Account 
amounting as p Copy on file to 477-9-10 d . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 15, 1782. 
Present Mess'. Scollay Price Frazier Hubbard 

The Town Clerk was directed to publish hand Bills of Regula- 
tions agreeable to a Vote of the Town at their late Meetings and 
cause them to be delivered the Constables, that they may hand 
them to the Inhabitants with the Notifications for the Town Meet- 
ing Mess 8 . Fleets 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 19, 1782 
Present Mess 9 . Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Price, 

Passed upon Agnes Barstows State Account amounting as by 
Copy on file to 13. 4/ copy to be taken 

M r . Paul Farmer required to receive into the Alms house one 
Sarah Dawson, to be supported at the charge of this Common- 
wealth, she being a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town 
in this State, neither had she wherewithal! to support herself 
Order dated June 11 & signed by M r . Scollay & Cap 1 . Mac- 
kay 

The Petitions of a number of the Inhabitants for the use of 
Faneuil Hall for preaching read, and the Consideration thereof 
referred to a full Board 

Passed upon D r . Charles Jarvis State Account amounting to 
59. 4 4 d . as P Copy to be delivered 

M r . Blainey, is to have the Bull Pasture for 15 P Annum 
provided it is not previously engaged to Cap*. Fellows 

Mem . Cap*. Fellows will not take it 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be now set at Wheat at 9/ 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 183 

P bushel, and that 12 pence P bushel be allowed to the [7O.] 
Bakers for their Charges pains & livelihood, which is computed 
as follows Viz'. 

lb. 02. dr. 

A 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread must weigh - 1-0-9 

a 4 ditto Brown Bread Wheat Rye Meal d. 2- 

4 d . ditto not above ^ Indian Meal - 2. 10 

Biskets of 2 Coppers price - "6-3 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Alms house to 
be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth one Silvester 
Hilton a Stranger who has not wherewithall to support herself 
Order signed by M r . Dorr & Mackay 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 26. 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Price, Hubbard, Fellows, Mackny, 

The Widow Skillings has liberty to take the Writing of her 
Sons in the Selectmens Chamber, in a frame to her own House, as 
her property the Selectmen having given it to her 

The Selectmen have Agreed to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 10'. of July next, and that a Dinner 
be proyided as usual 

The Town Clerk directed to Notify the Masters of the publick 
Schools of the time set for the visitation sent 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet Wednesday next 11 
O Clock Forenoon & the Butchers are to be notified 

Cap 1 . Fellows is to pay accordingly to agreement for the im- 
provement of the Towns Land on the Neck 1781 15 Specie 
Rent 

[71.] The Selectmen have agreed, that such of the Fisher- 
men as occupy Stalls on Dock Square, and decline paying imme- 
diately the Rent now due as was affixed by the Selectmen be 
directed to remove their Boxes without delay sent 

Passed upon several Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 28, 1782 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Mackay 

On the Petition of a number of the Inhabitants for a Town 
Meeting to be called, The Town Clerk was directed to Issue a 
Warrant for a Meeting Wednesday next 5. O Clock P.M. 

Willis & Powers to have the printing of the Notifications for 
said Meeting 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 3 d . 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Scollay, Fellows, Mackay, 

The'Butchers attended 

The Selectmen when they agreed with M r . Spear for Pavement 
Stones, supposed that M r . Sergeant his Son in Law was concerned 
with him but the Company being dissolved, it is determined that 
M r . Spear bring the first Load & M r . Sergeant the second Lighter 
Load 



184 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen having heard the Batchers that occupy the 
Stalls in Faneuil Hall Market have determined, that in case they 
pay 50 P cent more for their respective Stalls than was paid for 
those Stalls in 1774, they may improve the same Stalls upon pay- 
ing the said Rent monthly, untill the Selectmen order otherwise 
and upon their or any of them, refusing to pay as aforesaid, he or 
they are immediately to quit their Stalls, and M r . Nazro is di- 
rected to read an attested Copy of this Minute to each of them 

The Fishermen are to pay for their Boxes 3/ P month, from the 
5. Day of June last , 

[72.] Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen July 4, 1782 
Present Mess rs : Hubbard, Dorr, Mackay, Fellows, Price 

Agreed with M r . Waort, to dine 70 or 80 Persons on the Day 
when the Publick Schools are to be visited at o/ P Man and all 
the Liquors that shall be drank are to be paid for 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 10, 1782 Pres- 
ent Mess : Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard, 
Price. 

Met at the desire of the Bakers signified by M r . Edes through 
M r . Dorr. 

The Bakers by a Committee attended, and after much debate, 
the Question was asked, whether they apply 'ed to the Selectmen for 
an alteration in the Assize of Bread, and they answered in the 
Negative. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 11. 1782 Pres- 
ent Mess 8 . Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay, Frazier, Hubbard, Price, 

M r . Charles Williams Merch'. chosen Collector proposes D r . 
Amos Winship & Daniel Bell Merch 1 . as his Bondsmen & they 
were accepted by the Selectmen the penal sum 10000 

M r . William Fallas Gentleman a Collector, proposes John Hol- 
land Ship Joyner & Christopher Clark Gentleman as his Bondsmen 
who were accepted by the Selectmen 

M r . Thomas Bayley, Gentleman, one of the Collectors for the 
present Year proposes Ephraim Copeland, & James Ba}'ley Gentle- 
men as his Bondsmen and were accepted by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 12, 1782 Pres- 
ent Mess Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay, Price 

M r . Daniel Parker Merch 1 . one of the Collectors, proposes Jere- 
miah Bumstead Tayler, Samuel Eliot Jun r . Merch'. as his 
Bondsmen 

The several Returns made the Collector of Excise for this Town 
were examined by Harbottle Dorr Esq r . appointed by the Select- 
men for that purpose, the Town Clerk assisting thereon 

[73.] The following Return of the Names of the Persons li- 
censed to sell Tea in the Town of Boston pursuant to a late Law of 
the General Court continued ftom April 17 



SELECTMEN'S MIXUTES, 1782. 185 

Time when Pate of 

Licensed Bonds Penalty. 

Thomas Payne Esq r . May 28 - - 28 100 

John Doubledee ----- 30 - - - 30 - - - 100 

David Bray 30 - - - 30 - - - 100 

William Payne ... - -June 7 - June 7 - - - 100 

Thomas Davis J e 12 - - - 12 - - - 100 

Isaac Column - - - - - July 6 - July 6 - - - 100 

Boston July 12. 1782 

The Subscribers hereby Certify that the aforegoing is a true 
Return of all such Persons as have been Licensed by the Select- 
men of said Town to sell Tea, for which they have given bond as 
directed in a late Act of the General Court. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
GUSTAVUS FELLOWS . 

Mem . Bonds have HARBOTTLE DORR 

been delivered EZEKIEL PRICE 

TUTTLE HUBBARD 
WILLIAM MACKAY 
NATHAN FRAZIER 

Selectmen of Boston 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 12, 1782. 
P.M. Present Mess Scollay, Dorr, Scollay, [s/c] Fellows, Hub- 
bard, Mackay. 

The Petition from a number of Inhabitants relative to the 
Bakers was laid before the Selectmen and considered. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 15, 1782 
Present Mess" Dorr 6 , Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard. 

M r Dorr 6 & Frazier a Comm ee to engage Council to Assist the 
Clerks of the Market in their Suits against the Bakers 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 16, 1782 
Present Mess* : Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Price. 

The Committee to procure Council for the Clerks of the Market 
in their Suit against the Bakers Report that they had engaged 
the States Attorney and James Sullavan Esq r . as Council for the 
purpose" aforesaid 

[74.] The Town Clerk laid the Collectors Bonds before the 
Selectmen which were approved of and placed on the files upon the 
Receit of the Bonds Certificates were given each of the Collectors 
for the Assessors in order to their receiving the Tax Books 

The following Persons were chosen Jurors for a Maritime Court 
to be held at Boston July the Viz' 

Mess" Abiel Ruddock 

William Boardman 
Cap 1 . John Kneeland 
Daniel Hubbard 
Benjamin Clark 
Zachary Brigden 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be now set at "Wheat at 9/6 

p bushel and that 12 pence p bushel be allowed the Bakers for 

their Charges pains & livelihood, which is computed as follows 

Viz'. ib. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread must weigh - 15 10 

a 4 d . ditto Brown Bread Wheat J Rye Meal must 

weigh 2 - - 

4 d . ditto not above Indian must weigh 2 10 - 

Biskets of 4 Coppers price - 11 12 

Passed upon the List of Retailers & Inholders and made return 
of the same 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 22. 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Scollay, Frazier, 
Price, 

Several Resolves of the General Court & Circular Letters were 
handed to the Selectmen, which refer to anticipating the Continen- 
tal Tax & borrowing a Sum of Money, for the purpose of support- 
ing the Continental Army 

The Selectmen having considered the foregoing, gave direction 
to the Town Clerk to issue a Warrant for calling a [75.] Town 
Meeting Thursday next 3. O'Clock Afternoon. 

M r . Gill has the printing of the Notifications. 

Parker & Moor, are to be directed by M r . Nazro to attend at 
the Selectmens Chamber, next Wednesday Afternoon 

M r . Samuel Payson offers himself as a Candidate for an Usher 
to the South Grammar School in the room of M r . Crosweli who 
has declined serving 

The Selectmen have desired M r- Frazier to lodge the Receipts 
he received of the State Treasurer for Monies due to the Town 
for Clothing &c. with the Town Treasurer 

M r . Nazro directed to see the several Constables to deliver the 
Warrant for a Town Meeting to one of them & to impress upon 
them the desire of the Selectmen that their respective Wards may 
be notified in season 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 24, 1782 
Present Mess : Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Scollay, Frazier. 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime Court 
on the 23 Day of July Inst'. to be held at Boston 

Mess" : John Winnet 
Isajah Doan 
Gyles Harris 
Robert Hitchburne 
Nath 1 . Byfield Lloyd 
Elisha Sigorney 

Thomas, Negro Sexton attended, and plead ignorance of the 
Order of the Selectmen respecting Funeral Bells & assured the 
Selectmen that he followed the direction of M r . Adams Sexton 
in tolling the old South Bell but they may depend he will offend 
in this way no more 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 187 

[76.] The Selectmen have agreed that Joseph Payson shall have 
the Building of the South School House, agreable to the terms 
proposed in his Estimate given in amounting to 290 as p Copy 
of said Estimate on file said Payson is to have the benefit of 
such Materials belonging to the late School as was saved out of 
the Fire & can be used in the new Building 

M r . Parke attended, and declared that he was ready to prove 
by many Witnesses that it was not the Brick Bell tolled by him 
contrary to Law he was told by the Selectmen there was no 
occasion for his bringing Evidences, but that if he transgressed 
the Orders of the Selectmen in future, he might be assured the 
priviledge granted him in the Burial Places would be withdrawn 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 25, 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard, 

Gave John Larrabee Joiner a Certificate that in the Opinion of 
the Selectmen he is the proper Person to receive the Wages 
due to his Son while on board the State Ship Protector Cap 1 . 
James Foster Williams Commander 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 29. 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Scollay, Fellows, Frazier, 
Mack ay 

M r . Scollay having received sometime ago, of Deacon Simkins 
on Account of Interest due from John Grant who hired part of 
Brookers Donation, the Sum of fifteen Pounds twelve Shillings 
in three payments, when M r . Grants Bond was discharged & a 
new Bond for the Sum of 66 .. 13 .. 4 : being the same Money 
was lent to John Sweetser Esq r . and his Bond taken for the 
same 

The Interest on Grants Bond as aforesaid was given to the 
following Persons by M r . Scollay Viz'. 

[77.] Distributed by M r . Scollay Viz 1 . 
To M". Richards - - 12 

To M r9 . Johnson - - 12 

To M". Mellony - - - 18 

To M". Hardy- - - 12 

To M rs . Martin - - - 6 



Distributed by M r . Dorr Viz'. 

To the Widow Susannah Clark 1 .. 4 

To the Widow Elizabeth Newcomb ..18 

- 2. .2 

Distributed by M r . Mackay. Viz'. 
To the Widow Lee 12 

To the Widow Hill 12 

To the Widow Thompson 18 

- 2 ..2 

Distributed by Mr. Frazier 

To the widow Ddaplace l. 6. 8 

To the widow Prout 19. 4. \ 



188 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Distributed by M r . Price Viz'. 
To the Widow Low - 1 .. 19 .. 4 

Distributed by Cap'. Fellows Viz'. 
To the Widow Chaise 
To the Widow Scott 
To Walter Piper 

3 

Distributed by M r . Hubbard 

To Widow Elizabeth Oliver 1 ..4 

To Widow Lydia Tuffts .. 18 

2. .2- 




Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 31, 1782 
Present Mess rs . Dorr, Scollay, Mackay, Frazier 

M r . Benjamin Henderson having produced Receipts for the pay- 
ment of the Taxes committed to him to Collect, the Town Clerk 
was directed to deliver him His Bond from the Town Files 

[78.] M r . Frazier Reported, that he had lodged the Receipts 
he rec d . for Monies due to the Town from the State* for Clothing 
&c furnished by the Town, with M r . Treasurer Boyer, as by his 
Receipts on file being three Receipts in favor of Shaw Sumner 
& Thompson am , the whole to 934. 2. 7. 

The Bakers a Committee from the Body, attended the Select- 
men, and pray'd that the Assize on Bread might l>e altered in 
their favor 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be altered. & that the same 
be now set at Wheat at 10/ p .bushel and that twelve pence p. 
Bushel be allowed the Bakers for their charges Pains & Livelihood 
which is computed as follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread must weigh 14 .. 14 

a 4 d . ditto Brown Bread f Wheat Rye Meal 2 

a 4 d . ditto not Indian must weigh 2 10 .. 

Biskets of 4 Copper price 11 .. 4 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 6. 1782 Present 
Mess". Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay, Frazier, Fellows, Mackay, Price. 

Met at Deer Island and permitted M r . Tukesberry to put up a 
small Sash Lights in the House, and found the Fences in good 
order 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 7. 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, Mackay, Scollay 

Passed upon D r . Whipples State Account amounting in the 
whole to 680.. 0.. 7 d . p Copy on file- 
Ordered, that the Town Cleik issue a Warrant for the Town 
Meeting the 15. of Aug'. Ins'. 

Master Hunt having made application for an Usher in the room 
of M r . Croswell who has resigned the Selectmen have appointed 
M r . Samuel Payson as Usher of the South Grammar School, he 
having been recommended as a suitable Person for that place 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 189 

Voted that M r . John McLane have a draught on the Town 
Treasurer for 60 in part for paving work for y e . Town to be in 
July draught 

[79.] The Town Clerk directed to publish an extract of the 
Law relative to firing on the Neck, complaint having been made 
thereof by a number of the respectable Inhabitants 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 14. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, 

The Selectmen have agreed to allow M r . Edward Blake One 
hundred & five pounds to be in full for his doing the Carpenters 
work finding Stuff & Nails for repairing Faneuil Hall the same to 
be done in such manner as the Selectmen shall direct 

The Selectmen agree to allow Thomas Osborne Seven Shillings 
for each Square he sets in, he finding the Glass, also six Pence 
for cleaning & painting the whole of the Sashes in the Hall 
Chamber & Stair case 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be altered & that the same 
be now set at Wheat at ll/ p bush & that twelve Pence p Bushel 
be allowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains & Livelihood 
which is computed as follows Viz t . 

lb dr oz 

A 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread must weigh - 13 8 

a 4 d . d. Brown Bread Wheat Rye Meal 2 - 0-0 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian 2-10 

Bisket of 4 Copper price - 10 - G 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 15. Present 
Scollay Dorr, Frazier, Price, 

M r . Benjamin Cooper approved of as an Inholder at the House 
he has removed to in Wings Lane 

The Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 19, 1782 

Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 

Approbated several Persons for Licenses hereafter to be entred 

[80.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 20. 
1 782 Present Mess 8 . Fellows, Frazier, Scollay, Hubbard 

A Person approbated to Retail, his name &c. hereafter to be 
entivd 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 21. 1782 
Present Mess: Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Price, Mackay 
M". Sarah Ellingwood approbated to retail in Cross Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 22 d . 1782 
A.M. Present Mess. Dorr, & Mackay 

directed a Meeting to be called in the Afternoon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 22. 1782 
P.M. Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Frazier Mackay Price 



190 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



several Persons approbated, whose Names &c. will hereafter be 
entretl 

Cap'. Francis Butler having voluntarily engaged to the Select- 
men when first approbated, that he would not sell Rum & other 
Spirits in less quantitys than a Gallon there being a number of 
Poor Retailers near him the Selectmen upon further considera- 
tion of his said promise, do on his promise now made not to sell 
less Rum &c. than a Gall , release him from the former promise 
made them 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 26. 1782. 
A.M. Present Mess 8 . Dorr, Mackay, Price, Frazier, Scollay 
Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 28. 1 782 Pres- 
ent Mess : Dorr, Hubbard, Price, Scollay, Mackay, Hubbard [m 1 ] 

The Selectmen agree to allow M. Lob, for a Building im- 
proved as a Watch house, Seven pounds ten p Annum to com- 
mence from the expiration of the last Quarter 

The Selectmen took into consideration the time for a visit to 
Rainsfords Island 

[81.] The Selectmen having acted upon the List of Inholders 
& Retailers for the last Year see July 10 th . the same was returned 
to Ezekiel Price Esq r . Clerk of the Sessions, with the doings of 
the Selectmen thereon as p Copy on file they afterwards con- 
sidered the Petitions presented, when the following Persons were 
approbated by the Selectmen Viz'. 

Inholders 

at his House South End 
at his House Corn Court 
at her House Golden Ball 
at his House Corn Court 
at his House Corn Court 
at his House North side the Dock 
at his House South End 
at his House Milk Street 
at his House in State Street 
at his House Marl borough Street 
at his House d. 



Joseph Motes 
Theodore Bliss 
Sarah Loring 
James Rogers 
Samuel Champney 
William Wittington 
John Motts 
Joshua Davis 
Rebecca Gray 
Adam Colson 
John Trench 
John Tuffts 
Mary Freeman 
Eben r Graves 
John Baker 
Phebe Dolbear 
Elizabeth Fennesy 
Alexander M c Leoud 
Josiah Simpson 
Thomas Cox 
Nathaniel Gobbet 
Alexander Robinson 
Sarah Salter 
Augustus Moor 



at his House near S. Writing School 
at her House near Liberty Tree 
at his House near D r Coopers Church 
at his House S. Side of the Dock 
at his House at Vernons Wharff 
at his House near Deacon Tuders 
at his House the head of Cross Street 
at his House Royal Exchange Lane 
at his House near Merchants Row 
at his House near Orange Street 
at his House near Dock Square 
at her House Royal Exchange Lane 
at his House Si<m of Lamb 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 



191 



Thomas Bradford 
Benjamin Cooper - - 
Joshua Bunker - - - 
William Rogers - - - 
James Burke- - - - 
Edward Smith 
[82.] James Youncey 
Andrew Cunningham 
James Tate 
John Crawford 
John Bryant 
Nathaniel \\ r ait 
Mary Bradley 
Charles Anderson 
Henry Bass 
Henry Swan 
Amasa Davis 
John Miller 
John T:iyler 
Robert Miller 
Abraham Hunt 
Mary Langford 
Mary M c Elrov 
Sarah Hall 
John Cogswell 
Robert Wier 
John Ridgway 
Elizabeth Richer 
John Fairservice 
Samuel Healey 
John Lash 
Mary Scotts 
Edward Rumley 
Sarah Edes 
Jirah Hoi brook 
Rebecca Blake 
Thomas Paine 
Samuel Lord 
EUenezer Brown 
Elizabeth Stibbius 
William Ilaskins 
Catharine Thompson 
William Dans Jun r . 
Edward Davis 
James Green 
Edward Wells 
Benjamin Walcut 
Isaac Colman 
[83.] George Vincent 
Usley Cook 
Benjamin Stevens 
William Freeland 



at his House Salutation Ferry 

at his House Wings Lane 

at his House in Ann Street 

at his House in Water Street 

at his House in Dock Square 

at his House in Wings Lane 

Retailer, at his Shop in Court Street 

d. at his Shop S. End 

d. South End 

d. at his Shop Bulls Wharff 

d. at his House South End 

d. at his House Orange Street 

d. Battery March 

d. Blackhorse Lane 

d. Orange Street 

d. Mill Bridge 

d. near Fortification 

d. Mackrel Lane 

d. Head of Long Lane 

d. Prince Street 

d. Milk Street 

d. Auchmutys Lane 

d. Middle Street 

d. Ditto 

d. Olivers Dock 

d. Beacon Hill 

d 8 . North Meeting House 

d. Orange Street 

d. South End 

d. Head of Webbs Wharff 

d. Auchmutys Lane 

d. South side of the Dock 

d. near D r . Clarks Shop 

d. Bulls Wharff 

d. 

d. Ann Street 

d. near Vernons Wharff 

d. Middle Street 

d. Hancock Wharff 

d. Blackhorse Lane 

d. Middlestreet 

d. Dock Square 

d. State Street 

d. Dock Square 

d. against Phillips Wharff 

d. Olivers Dock 

d. State Street 

d. at his Shop Scarlets Wharff 

d. 

d. Corner of School Street 

d. Pitts Wharff 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



John Wise d. 

David Mason d. 

Jonathu.i dishing d. 

Susannah Call d. 

Michael Burn d. 

Calvin White d. 

Benjamin Vincent d. 

William Gouch d. 

Pepj)ercl Tyler d. 

Nathaniel Patten d. 

Thomas Watson d. 

Abig.-iil Whitman d. - 

Elizabeth Young d. 

Agnus Bradley d. 

John Ingersol d. 

Samuel Ballard d. 

Richard Wheeling d. 

James Grayham d. 

John Shepherd d. 

Josiah Waters Jun r . d. 

Ann Love d. 

Susannah Days d. 

Ephraim May d. 

Felix Mich lassewezthz d. 

Simeon Wade d. 

Elizabeth Child d. 

Thomas Grant d. 

John Rogers d. 

Sarah Ellingwood d. 

AVilliam Phillips d. 

John Barilet d. 

Peter Sigorney d 3 . 



North side Town House 

Fore Street 

Charlestown Ferry 

Temple Street 

Bulls Wharff 

near Province House 

Marl borough Street 

South End 

Haymarket 

New Boston 

Dock Square 

Prince Street 

Temple Street 

Essex Street 

Wheelwrights Wharff 

Draw Bridge 

Quaker Lane 

S. Meeting house Lane 

Butlers Row 

Auchmutys Lane 

Orange Street 

Quaker Lane 

Fortification 

Congress Street 

Dock Square 

Fore Street 

Fore Street 

Cambridge Street 

Cross Street 

Union Street 

South End 

Fore Street 



[84.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 30. 
1782 Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier Scollay, Price, Mackay, 
Hubbard. 

Passed some Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 30. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant for Town Meet- 
ing Tuesday next 10 OClock Forenoon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep 1 . 4. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay Dorr, Price, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard 

The Selectmen this Day went upon their annual Visit to the 
Hospital at Rainsfords Island, made the necessary examinations, 
&c 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep 1 . 7, 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Fellows, Huhbard 
Mess". Edes & Gill & Fulsom & Draper have the printing of 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 193 

the Resolutions of the Town Circular Letter & that 200 be 
struck off for the Selectmen 

Ordered that the Town Clerk furnish the Constables of each 
Watch with Orders for their conduct as by Copy on file 

M r . Price appointed to view the South Grammar School, & give 
such Orders for repairs of Windows &c. as he may Judge proper 

and that M r . Sprague have the mending of the Windows 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep'. 11. 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Frazier, Fellows, Mackay 

Upon the application of M r . Gary a Watchman who was lately 
wounded in the Service of the Town, it was agreed that his pay 
should be continued during his absence on account of his wound 

The Selectmen have Agreed that upon application in writing the 
Governor may have the use of the Towns Spades & Pick Axes, a 
Receipt being given for the number delivered. 

[85.] M r . McLane is to be directed, not to proceed in paving 
untill the further directions of the Selectmen 

Upon the Petition of several Persons, it was determined that the 
Clock called the Old North Clock be kept in Repair at the charge 
of the Town 

M r . Price is to order such Carpenters work to be done at the 
South Grammar School as he may Judge necessary 

Upon Application from the Proprietors of the Old South Church 
M r . Price & M r . Hubbard are a Committee to remove the Engine 
House from the place it now stands on and erect another at the 
North part of said Land, to Adjoin M r . Deblois's Store. 

The following Persons were chosen Jurors for a Maritime Court 

Viz 1 . 

Mess'. John Cod man 
Samuel May 
William Newman 
Alexander Hill 
Simeon Mayo 
John Tylston 
Chambers Russel 
Benjamin Colrnan 

M r . John Winthrop having applied for an Assessm*. relative to 
a Drain, it was determined by the Selectmen that they could not 
make said Assessment 

M r . Frazier to make Representation to M r . Breck relative to 
French Burials 

M r . Peter Fab re approved to Retail at the Head of Long 
Wharff 

An advertizement to be published, relative to Vendue Masters 
[si'c] given Bond anew 

Adjourned to Thursday next 3. OClock. Afternoon 

[86.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen September 
12. 1782 Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier, Price, Mackay Hubbard 

The Selectmen met on the business of sending the Resolution 
of this Town to the respective Towns in this Commonwealth 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Agreable to the requirement of the Governor of this Common- 
wealth 47 Spaeds & 59 Pick Axes were delivered Col. Marisquell 
he to account for the same agreable to his Receit on the Governors 
Order, placed on the files & 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 18, 1782. 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Mackay, Frazier, 

M r . Boyce has liberty to Erect Posts before His Towns Store, 
he fixing them as the Selectmen have agreed 

Archibold Livingston sent to the Almshouse on ace', of the 
State, Order dated the 16', of Sep r . 1782. And signed by M r . 
Frazier & Dorr Selectmen & Col. Procter an Overseer 

M r . Matthew James Sexton of the Old Brick Church is to con- 
tinue ring*, the Bell at 11 OClock 

M r . Matthew James Sexton of the Old Brick Church applied for 
liberty to break Ground in the Burial places as has been usual 
Liberty was accordingly granted, he conforming to the Regula- 
tions of the Selectmen therein 

Cap'. Alexander Mackay having applied to the Selectmen for 
their recommendation as a suitable Person to Retail Rum & other 
Spirits at his Store in Congress Street he was accordingly 
approbated & the Town Clerk directed to furnish him with a 
Certificate thereof 

The Justices of the Town & the Selectmen are to meet to Mor- 
row at 3 OClock Afternoon to view the Ground in Fish Street at 
head of Hancock Wharff , on which M r . Capon is about erecting a 
Building 

[87.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 19 
172 Present Mess": Dorr, Price. Mackay, Hubbard, Scollay, 

The Selectmen met the major part of the Justices of the Town 
& proceeded with them to view the Ground in Ship Street owned 
by M r . Capen which had been dessolated, and determine as to the 
placing a Building designed to be erected thereon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 25, 1782 
Present Mesa. Fellows, Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, 

M r . Hunnewell of Engine N. 9 applys to the Selectmen for the 
Premium allowed by the Town for bringing the Engine to work 
first at the Fire which lately broke out at the House occupied by 
M r . Weaver near Liberty Tree 

Voted, that the same be allowed him drawn for 

Liberty is granted M r . Lamb & others for taking Dirt from the 
Common with the direction & orders of Cap*. Fellows 

Maf. Payne is to have the finishing of the New Building upon 
Rainsfords Island 

M r . Payne is also to make twenty new Cribs for the use of the 
Hospital 

The Town Clerk is directed to make a return of the damages 
the Inhabitants have sustained by the Enemy into the Secretarys 
Office, agreable to a Resolve of the General Court passed the 8 th . 
of March 1782 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 195 

M r . Joseph Sprague is to have the glazing of the New School 
House 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 1 1/ p. 
Bushel & that 12 d . p. bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
charges pains & livelihood which is computed as follows Viz' 

lb. oz. dr. 

A 4 d . loaf of Brick must weigh 13 8, 

A 4 4 . ditto brown Bread f Wheat J Rye Meal d. 2 

A 4 d a . not above Indian Meal ~d. 2 10 

Biskets of 4 Coppers price 10- 6 

[88.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 30, 
1782 Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Price 

Voted that the Pavements in Back Street near Col. Syms should 
be mended 

Voted, that Mr. Dorr & Mackay be a Comm 66 to order nec- 
essary Repairs to North Grammar School & that y e Vault be 
cleared 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 2 d . 1 782. - 
Present Mess 1 " 8 . Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Price, Fellows, Hubbard. 
Passed on Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 9. 1782 Pres- 
ent Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, 

Boston Ss. At<a Meeting of the Selectmen October 11, 1782 
Present Mess. Fellows, Dorr, Scollay, Mackay 

M r . Alexander Hill informs that he has received into his House 
one Susannah Tarbox of Lynn the 23 d . of September last 

Cap 1 . Fellows appointed to take as many Bricks from the Mag- 
azine & have them cleaned as shall be necessary for the New 
School 

Voted, that the charge of taking care of the New Brick Clock 
be defrayed by the Town, in which winding up is included 

Passed upon sundry Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 14. 1782 
Present Mess. Price, Mackay, Frazier & Scollay 

The Ship Fox Cap 1 . Pote from the Grenades, having had the 
Small Pox on board since they left the Grenades D r . Whipple 
was directed to go on board & make examination who Reported 
that having examined & made enquiry as directed he found the 
Small Pox had not been on board since they left the West Indies, 
and that in his Opinion the Vessell, & Cargo were free from any 
Infection 

[89.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 16. 
1782 Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Scollay, Mackay 

Procter & Lowel approbated as Auclitioneers 

The Selectmen having been applied to, that the Bell at the Old 
South may be omitted ringing untill Monday next, as a Daughter 



19 (j CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

of M. Coffin who lives near said Meeting House is very 511 & is 
much disturbed by the ringing directions were given to omit 
the same till Monday next. 

Mess. Proctor & Lowel proposes Cap'. William Brown & 
Norton Brailsford as their Bondsmen as Auchtioneers for the pres- 
ent Year commencing the 23 d . of March last which were ap- 
proved of 

M r . Scollay & M r . Frazier on the application of M r . Tod & 
M r . Coolidge, for altering a Water course at New Boston were 
appointed to view the same & make Report 

Cap' Robbing having applied to the Selectmen relative to dam- 
ages done by Water at the bottom of Summer Street M r . Price 
& M r . Hubbard were appointed to examine the same & make Re- 
port relative thereto 

M r . Price appointed to make enquiry relative to a Child of the 
name of Pitt, who has been under the care of Cap' Small 

Suffolk ) To v the Hon ble the Justices of the Peace of the Town of 
Boston ) Boston and to the Gentlemen the Selectmen of said 

Town 

The Subscribers represent that a desolation has happened of 
some Buildings adjoining on Ship Street at the North End of 
Boston, and as the said Street where said Buildings stand is very 
narrow, and so confined that it was often hazardous to the In- 
habitants passing that way they therefore desire that the said 
Way may be enlarged and made more convenient 

JOHN BALLARD 
JOSHUA KING 
Boston September 19. 1782. NATH L . BAKER 

WILLIAM BROWN 
JOAB HUNT 

At a Meeting of a major part of the Justices and Selectmen of the 
Townof Boston onthe 19 th [9O.] of September AnnoDomini 1782 
Agreeable to the foregoing Request, and upon view & consid- 
eration of the Premises 

A line was run from the Southerly Corner of the House on Ship 
Street occupied by Thomas Grant at the Corner of Lees Wharff to 
the Northerly Corner of the front Brick Wall of the House belong- 
ing to the Heirs of John Jeffries Esq. formerly the Mitre Tavern 
so called 

The Land without said Line the said Justices & Selectmen State 
and lay out into the publick Streets or High Way 

EDMUND QUINCY 
BELCHER NOYES 
THOMAS CRAFTS 
EZEKIEL PRICE 

Justices of the Peace. 

JOHN SCOLLAY 
HARBOTTLE DORR 
WILLIAM MACKAY 

TUTHIL 'HUBBART [sfc] 

Selectmen of Boston. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 197 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 23 d . 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Scollay, Price 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at ll/ P 
bushel, & that 12 d . P bushel be allowed to the Bakers for then 
Charges, Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows, 
Viz 1 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

A 4 d . Loaf of Brick must weigh 13- 8 
A 4 d . Ditto brown Bread f Wheat Rye Meal 2- 

A 4 d . Ditto not above Indian Meal 2- 10- 

Bisket of 4 Copper price - 10- 6 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 28, 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price, Frazier, 

Cap 1 . Fellows appointed to order Repairs to the South Watch 
House 

[91.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 29. 
1782. A.M. Present Mess": Dorr, Price, Frazier, Mackay, 
Hubbard, Scollay 

M r . Frazier applied to the Selectmen for a return of the hires & 
bounty of the 3 & 5 months Militia Men for 1781 

Adjourned to the Afternoon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 29. 1782. P.M. 
Present Mess : Scollay Dorr, Price, Frazier, Mackay, Hub- 
bard 

Col. Proctor Cap'. Wise attended, upon the business of the 
Morning the same not being compleated, Adjourned to Wednes- 
day next 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 30. 1782. 
A.M. Present, Mess": Dorr. 

M r . Dorr together with the Town Clerk Examined the several 
Returns of the Wards in this Town relative to the damages sus- 
tained by the Enemy sine*; 1775. and found the Sum total ns by 
particular Accounts deposited in a small Box amounted in the 
whole to Three hundred twenty one thousand nine hundred fifty 
six Pounds thirteen Shillings An Abstract of which wns taken 
& returned into the Secivtarys Office agreable to a Resolve of the 
General Court passed last March Mem , did. to M r . Pierce 
keeper 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Oct r . 30. 1782. P.M. 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Prjcc, Hubbaid 
Passed upon accounts 
Adjourned to to Morrow 9 OClock Morning 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 31 1782 
A.M. Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard. Scollay, Price, Mackay. 

The Selectmen mnde Return to the General Court of the five 
months Men which were mustered by the Muster Master ns this 
Towns proportion of Men to do duty at New Port under the 



198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Orders of Cap'. Raymond Gascerd Boi bieng sixteen Men, and 
the Monies paid them by the several Captains who procured them 
amounting to 290 as p particulars on file 

[92.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 6. 
1782 Present Mess: Dorr, Price, Mackay, Scollay 

<Cap'. Hunt of Engine No. 2. proposes John Cade & Jacob 
dough in the room of Henry Swift, & Thomas Badger deceased, 
as suitable Persons for their Engine Compy. which were approved 
of by the Selectmen 

Cap'. Joab Hunt of Engine N. 2. applies for the Premium al- 
lowed by the Town, for bringing their Engine to work first on 
the Fire which lately broke out at the House occupied by M r . 
Chaffin a Brewer in White Bread Alley, North End Granted by 
the Selectmen (drawn for in Octo r . draft) 

Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house was directed to receive 
into said Hospital to be supported at the Charge of this Common- 
wealth one William Magget a sick Stranger, who is not an In- 
habitant of any Town in this Commonwealth, neither has he 
wherewithall to support himself Order signed by two of the 
Selectmen Viz' Harbottle Dorr Esq r . & Ezekiel Price Esq r . 

M r . Nazro is directed to order the ringing of the Bells of the 
Town for two Hours after the arrival of Count Reuchambou & 
his Suit 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 7, 1782, 
A.M. Present Mess. Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Hubbard, Scollay, 
Frazier, Price, 

A Resolve of the General Court, impowering & directing the 
Selectmen to provide Quarters for the General & Staff Officers of 
the French Army & c was laid before the Selectmen, whereupon 
a Memorial was sent to the General Court as by Copy thereof on 
file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem r . 7. 1782 
P M. Present Mess. Dorr, 

The Draught was examined and then delivered in to the Town 
Treasurer 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 9. 1782 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Fellows, Dorr, Price, Frazier, Macka}', 
Hubbard, 

[93.] Another Resolve of the General Court relative to pro- 
viding Quarters for the French General Officers, was laid before 
the Selectmen 

Edward Green Esq r . appointed by the Selectmen to provide 
Quarters for the General Officers & Staff of the French Army 
that are expected in Town, agreable to the Resolves of the 
General Assembly of this Commonwealth as by Copy of Direc- 
tions on file 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 199 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 13. 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard, Mackny, Fellows, Price, Scollay, 

The Selectmen upon the application of Col. Brewer on Dock 
Square, have permitted him to take one of the Town Lamps he 
having engaged to return the same when called for by the Select- 
men, or to make good the value thereof in case it should be 
broken the Lamp to, be placed before his House 

The Committee appointed to Order the necessary Repairs to the 
North Grammar School are desired to do the same to the North 
Writing School 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse was directed to re- 
ceive into said Hospital to be supported at the charge of this 
Commonwealth one Fanny Pit a Child of one Pit a Stranger who 
is now out of the State, & nothing left behind to support the 
Child Order signed by two of the Selectmen Viz 1 . M r . Scollay 
& M r . Price. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 20. 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Frazier, Scollay, Hubhard, 

A Committee from the Body of Fire Wards, attended & entered 
a Complaint against Obediah Curtis Master of Engine N. 9. for 
his behavior at the late Fire 

Whereupon M r . Nazro was directed to desire his attendance 
this Afternoon 

The Selectmen upon application made by several of the Inhabi- 
tants, have determined to make choice of a suitable Person, to 
warn Negros & others to depart the Town 

[94.] Upon the application of M r . Green relative to the 
Pump on Dock Square have agreed to afford him all the aid in 
the necessary Repairs of said Pum ? which any law or order of 
the Town will Justify 

Agreed to consider the expediency of a Town Meeting for the 
choice of Wardens for the remainder of the Year agreuble to 
a late Act next Monday 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 21. 1782 
Present Mess : Frazier, Price, Hubbard, Mackay, 
Six extra Jurors chosen 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 23. 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard, Mackay, 

A Recommendation of the Governor & Council for providing 
Quarters for one thousand of the French Troops was given in to 
the Selectmen whereupon Orders were given Edward Green 
Esq r - as by Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem'. 25. 1782 
Present Mess. Mackay, Dorr, Hubbard, Scollay, Frazier, 

M r . Curtis attended & was heard by the Selectmen one Gentle^ 
man of the Committee from the Fire Wards being present 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Novem'. 27. 1782 



200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Present Mess rE . Dorr, Mackay, Scollay, Fellows, Hubbard, Fra- 
zier, 

M r . William Daws Sen r . informed the Selectmen that he has 
let a Chamber in his House to one Hannah Gray of Salem a vir- 
tuous Woman, who works for her living she came to his House 
the l Et . of this month 

M r . John Mein apply s to the Selectmen, that the incroachments 
made on his Land, may be ascertained & removed 
, Voted unanimously that Cap 1 . Curtis of Engine N. 8 be dis- 
missed as Master, for disobedience to the Orders of the Fire Wards, 
which appeared even by his own confession 

[95.] Passed upon a number of Accounts 
It is agreed to meet on Monday next 3. O Clock in order to pass 
the Town Clerks Account 

The Town Clerk is* diiected to issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting Wednesday next 10 OClock Forenoon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 1. 1782 
Present Mess rs . Frazier, Price, Hubbard, 

On the Application of the French Quarter Master General 
Voted, that tlie Town Clerk issue a Warrant to the Constables to 
warn the Inhabitants to meet at Faueuil Hall 10. OClock Fore 
Noon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 2 d . 1782 
Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard, Frazier, Price, Mackay 

The Selectmen upon application from M r . Jean Jutau have ap- 
pointed this Afternoon to act upon it 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 2 d . 1782 
P.M. Present Mess". Dorr, Price, Frazier, Mackay 

The Selectmen approve of M r . Jean Jutau French Gentleman 
for a License as Auchtioneer, who proposes Samuel Breck Esq r . & 
William Brick as Bondsmen, who were approved of by the Select- 
men & Licensed accordingly 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 4. 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Scollay, 

M r . Paul Farmer was requested to take into the Almshouse to 
be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth one James Riley 
a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State neither 
has he wherewithall to support himself Order Signed by M r . 
Scollay & Cap 1 . Mackay 

Cap*. Joseph Levering appointed Master of Engine N. 8. in the 
room of Cap 1 . Curtis dismissed, & the Clerk is directed to furnish 
Orders accordingly 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 5. 1782 
Present Mess* Dorr, Scollay, Mackay, Price, Frazier 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting 
Saturday next. 10. OClock Forenoon 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1782. 201 

[96.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 7, 
1782. Present Mess". Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Hubbard, 
Passed upon some Accounts to be included in Novem r . draught 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 10. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Price 

Met at the Senate Chamber, to know when the French General 
would be waited upon with the Address of the Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 11. 1782 
Present Mess : Scollay Fellows Dorr, Frazier Mackay Price 
Hubbard 

This Day the Selectmen waited upon Baron Viomeni General & 
Commander of the French Forces, together with the other Gentle- 
men of the Committee, with congratulory Address agreable to y e . 
. Order of the Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 11, 1782 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, Frazier, 

The following endorsement was made on the Warrant drawn on 
Thomas Ivers Esq r . Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the pay 
of the Six months Men for 1780 Viz'. 

Sir 

Please to pay unto Cap*. Alexander Hodgden the Sum mentioned 
in the within Warrant being 110.. 17.. 5 he to pay the same to 
the several Persons born on the annexed Rolls and to be account- 
able for the same 

JOHN SCOLLAY Chairman p Order 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed by an Order dated July 29. 1782 
signed by M r . Dorr & Cap 1 . Mackay to receive a Child of one 
Sylvester Hinton a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in 
this State Also directed March 1 1782. one Sarah Dockan & 
Sarah Jennison Nov r . 30 to receive one Peggy Denyson & 
Octo r . 26 a Child of one Thomas Mitchels, all Poor Strangers and 
not Inhabitants of any Town in this Commonwealth 

M r . Price appointed to order Repairs to Master Hunts School 
House 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 18, 1782 
Present Mess. Fellows, Dorr, Price, Frazier /^ 

M r . Holland of Engine N. 5. applies for the Premium for their 
Engine working first at the Fire in Pudden Lane which was 
granted John Weyer the Cryer is to be directed to come before 
the Selectmen next Wednesday 

The Town Clerk directed to write & recommend Engine Com 3 '. 
* No 8 to have a Meeting to agree with respect to a Mas 

[97.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 24. 
1782 Present Mess rs . Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard 
M r . Wear the Town Cryer appeared, and expressed his concern 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

for crying a Town Meeting for the choice of Wardens without the 
direction of the Selectmen whereupon, it was Voted by the 
Selectmen that this being the first offence of the kind, it shall be 
passed over 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 27. 1782 
Present Mess". Dorr, Price. 

John Connor proposed at the last Meeting to renew his Bonds 
as Auchtioueer his last Bonds being expired, and he was appro- 
bated accordingly 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 30, 1782 
Present Mess". Fellows, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Scollay, Hub- 
bard, Price, 

John Conner proposes Thomas Watson Trader & James Welch 
Inholder for his Bondsmen as Auchtioneers if approved of by the 
Selectmen and they were accordingly approved of 

The Selectmen passed upon a State Account of William Dor- 
rington deceased, amounting to the Sum of 49- 19 
Passed upon Accounts 

The following were chose Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz 1 . 

Mess". Samuel Conent 
Nathaniel Paine 
Benjamin Burt 
Daniel Hubbard 
Nathaniel Bsilch 
Alexander Hodgden 
Isaiah Doane 
William Pierce 

[98.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 31, 
1782 Present Mess. Frazier, Mackay, Hubbard, Price, Fel- 
lows, 

The Selectmen have directed that the Bell of the Old Brick be 
rung at One & 9. OClock till the further order of the Select- 
men. 

M r . Farrington is permitted to take up the platform within the 
Wall at the Fortification to repair the Abutment which is to be 
done at his own expence 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish an Advertizement in the 
name of the Selectmen, offering a reward of fifty Dollars to the 
Person who shall inform who took a number of Stones from the 
Fortification so as that the Offenders may be brought to Justice 

M r . Nazro is directed to desire M r . Mayes the Keeper of the 
Hay Engine, to be at the Selectmens Chamber at their Meeting 
Wednesday next 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 1. 1783 
Present Mess". Frazier, Price, Mackay, Dorr, Scolla} T . 

M r . Paul Farmer was desired to permit Lydia Hodgets to leave 
the Alms house with such things as belongs to her 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 203 

The Selectmen recommend to M r . Carter, the receiving into his 
School for Instruction a Nephew of M r . Fennel Bowns & a Brother 
of D r . C rockers 

M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay a Committee to desire as to the 
covering of some Wells in the Town left open to-the endangering 
the Limbs & Lives of the Inhabitants they are also to enquire out 
the Owners in order to recover the Charge 

Cap'. Elias Robinson of Engine N. 3. applys for the premium 
allowed by the Town for playing first with their P^ngine at the 
Fiie which lately broke out at the Mills drawn for 

[99.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 2 d . 
1783. Present Mess. Scollay, Frazier, Price, 

Complaint entered with the Selectmen against a House said to 
be owned by Madam Apthorp, & occupied by a number of Negros, 
who are disorderly & the Chimnies in a state which makes the 
rekindling Fires therein dangerous 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed by an order signed by two of the 
Selectmen Viz'. M r . Scollay & Frazier, to receive into the Alms- 
house to be supported at the charge of this State one Margaret 
Kennedy a Stranger who has not wherewithall to support herself 
Order dated the 31 st . of December & signed by Isaac Smith an 
Overseer 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 6. 1783 
Presents Mess*. Scollay Dorr, Frazier. Price. Mackay, Hubbard 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at ll/ p 
bushel, and that 12 d p bushel be aljowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows, 
Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread, must weigh - 13 8 

a 4 d . ditto brown Bread f Wheat Rye Meal 2 - - 

a 4 d . ditto brown Bread Indian Meal . 2-10 - 

Bisket of 4 Copper price 10- 6 

Passed upon the several Accounts for providing Quarters for 
the French Officers & c . agreable to the Resolves of the General 
Court on the 5 & 7. of Novem r last amounting to 8 .. 8 .. 6 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen January 8. 1783 
Present Mess : Dorr, Mackay, Price, Frazier, Hubbard, 

Passed upon Paul Farmers State Accounts amounting as by 
Copys on file to 901- 19- 1- & 57. 5 11 f. 

Voted, that the Brick Bell cease from ringing and that the Old 
South Bell be rung as usual 

riOO.] The Selectmen have appointed next Monday After- 
noon to consider & determine, on M r . Peter Greens Petition, to be 
an Auchtioueer 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 11. 1783 
Present Mess rs . Frazier, Hubbard, Mackay, Price 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The following Persons were chose Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz'. 

Mess. Joseph liobey Jun r . 
Thomas Amory 
Cap 1 . Thomas Adams 
Oliver Brewster 
Thomas Hitchbourn 
Simon Elect 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 13. 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Hubbard, Frazier Price, Scollay 

The December Draught examined & compared by M r . Dorr 
Peter Green is approbated as an Auchtioneer 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 15. 1783 
Present Mess". Frazier, Fellows, Price, Scollay 

M r . Peter Green proposes Levy Done Mariner, & Jonathan 
Nutting Merch 1 . as his Bondsmen, who were approved of by the 
, Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 16. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Frazier, Mackay, Price, 

M r . Robert Hitchbourn approbated by the Selectmen as a Re- 
tailer for the remainder of the Year, at a House in Ann Street at 
the bottom of Cross Street 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 22 d . 1783 
Present Mess. Frazier, Hubbard, Price, 

[1O1.J Josiah Waters Sen r . attended, and offers to paint 
Faueuil Hall, upon such terms as may be agreed upon 

The Wife of Nathaniel Jennison applys to the Selectmen for 
some relief for her Family, he formerly belonged to Portsmouth 

Col. Procter attended & desired to be informed what the 
Selectmen apprehended should be done with the Cartridges of 
Powder in the hands of the Militia OiHcers 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 27. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Dorr, Frazier. Mackay 

M r . Lovering presented Josiah Wheeler & John Stimpson for 
A Engine Men for the Engine under his Command in the room of 
Elijah Marsh & Obediah Curtis 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jau y . 29. 1783 
Present Mess 8 . Scollay Fellows Hubbard Mackay 

Col. Procter & Maj r . Melville from the Fire wards applied that 
/ Sleds may be provided for the Engines 

M r . Hunncwell of Engine N. 4. applied for the Premium al- 
lowed by the Town, for bringing his Engine to work first at the 
/* Fire which lately broke out near the Sign of the Lamb, which was 
granted accordingly by the Selectmen drawn for 

Voted that the matter of Sleds for the Engines be left with the 
/ Firewards & the Captains of the Engine 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 205 

M r . Robert Hews applys for a quarter part of the Stalls in the 
Market 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 5. 1783 
Present Mess 9 . Scollay, Hubbard. Fellows, Frazier 

[1O2.] Mr. Nazro is directed to order M r . Newman the Con- 
stable of New Boston Watch, to attend at the Selectmen's Chamber 
next Wednesday Afternoon 

The Selectmen signed & delivered M r . Edward Green their 
Account, against the Commonwealth for providing Quarters for 
the French Officers & c . since the last Account given in amount- 
ing as p Copy on file to 94. 6 

Passed upon several Town Accounts 

Passed upon Joseph Newells State Account amounting 6. 17. 
6 as p Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 12. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Price Hubbard, Scollay, Frazier, 

M r . Jonas Welch was approved of as a Retailer of Spirits, at 
his House in Prince Street near Cliarlestown Ferry 

Nath 1 . Foster informs the Selectmen that one Mercy Hall of 
Medford who has* lived in his House as a Servant now proves to 
be far gone with Child He therefore prays that the Selectmen 
would take such steps as the Law directs in order to her being 
sent from hence to Medford 

M r . Newman Constable of the New Boston Watch attended 
and was enquired of as to the Watch bieng asleep the other 
Night as had been represented to the Selectmen he reply'd that 
he knew not of any such neglect, and should be very careful that 
there be no Just cause of complaints of this kind for the future 

Cap'. Scollay & Cap 4 . Fellows a Comtn 66 . to apply to Col. 
Hatch for the Rent of a Blacksmiths Shop on the Towns Burying 
Ground at the bottom of the Common 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 19. 1783 
Present Mess": Dorr, Scollay, Frazier, Hubbard 

The use of Faneuil Hall is granted to the Deacons who have 
the disposal of the Quarterly Charities, for their Meeting March 
next 

[1O3.] Ordered, the 12 th . Instant that the Assize of Bread 
be set at Wheat at ll/ p bushel & that 12 d . p bushel be allojved 
to the Bakers for their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is 
computed as follows Viz' 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . loaf of Brick Bread white, must weigh 13 -8 

a 4 d . ditto brown Bread 3/4 Wheat 1/4 Rye Meal 2 

a 4 d . ditto brown Bread 1/2 Indian Meal * 2 .. 10 - 

Biskets of 4 Copper price - 10.. 6 

The Selectmen have agreed to purchase a Bull of Oliver Wen- 
dell Esq*. for to go on the Common, provided his price be agree- 
able 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Carter having informed that the late Rains had filled 
the School House Well, M r . Price & M r . Huhbard are appointed 
to take. Orders concerning it 

M r . Dorr a Committee to furnish M r . Carters Writing School 
with 60 Ink Stands 

Boston Ss : 

M r . Scollay Reported that he had distributed the whole of the 
Money Collected March 6. 1780 for Christopher Monk as p Min- 
ute Book of that date the Sum being three hundred thirty two 
pounds fourteen Shillings & l d . Old Money the particulars of 
which he exhibited to the Selectmen 

Sent Samuel Henshaw Esq r . Collector of Excises for the 
County of Suffolk, David Mason Esq r . & Ephriam Mayes Bonds 
for the Sale of Tea &c. p M r . Nazro 

Sent the Treasurer of this Commonwealth by M r . Nazro Park- 
man & llickley, William Greenleaf Esq r . & Jean Jutaus Bonds as 
Auchtioneers 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 25, 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Scollay, Mackay, Fellows Price 

[1O4.] M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house was 
directed to receive into said House one John Derricks a sick 
Dutchman not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Commonwealth 
& who has not wherewithall to support himself 

M r . Barth . Nations applies for liberty to Erect a Fish Box at 
the Neck liberty was granted & M r . Price appointed to direct 
as to placing the Box 

The Selectmen have agreed to leave the Rent of the Black- 
smith Shop on the S Burial Ground to be settled by two Men 

M r . Eben r . Dorr to be in behalf of the Selectmen & M r . 
Scollay & Cap 1 . Fellows the Comm e . aforesaid to be also a Cornm 6 . 
to order such addition to the Fence as to prevent Carriages pass- 
ing over the Common 

M r . Nazro is directed to call upon the Sextons to wait upon 
such Persons as have Tombs, in the Burial Giound. & inform 
them that the Selectmen expect they repair the fences near 
them 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish an Advertisem 1 . to pre- 
vent any Persons going over the Common with Carriages 

V 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of Justices & Overseers &c. Present 
Mess : as p Copy on file 

A Walk or Visitation of the Town agreed upon to be taken 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 25, 1783 Pres- 
ent Mess: Scollay, Dorr, Fellows, Mackay, Hubbard 

Lodged in the Powder House on the Towns Acco'. five Boxes of 
Musket Cartridges rec d . from the following Capt 1 . Viz*. 
Cap 1 . Robert Davis 
Capt'. Belcher 
Cap 1 . Loring 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 207 

Cap'. Wells 

Cap'. Marston as P Deacon Fosters 

Receit on file, 

The Chairman & Cap'. Fellows a Comm e . to prosecute any Per- 
sons who have broke Ground on the Marsh or Creek on the 
Neck 

[1O5.] A Letter wrote the Keeper of the Workhouse request- 
ing that he would spread the Dirt laid near the Common upon the 
same as shall be most beneficial 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 26. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay Price Mackay Hubbard, Frazier, 

John Pitts Esq". applys to the Selectmen for liberty to open a 
Drain from his House into the Common Shore 

The Assessors aquaint the Selectmen that the Tax Bills will be 
ready to be delivered next Week 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warr'. for Town Meeting March 
next being the o 

M r . Russel 

Boston Ss. At a meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 28, 1783 
Present Mess : Dorr, Scollay 

The Overseers attended & made return of the State of their 
respective Wards 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse was directed to re- 
ceive into said House to be supported at the charge of this Com- 
monwealth one Hannah Thonhal who is a Stranger & not an 
Inhabitant of any Town in this State neither has she wherewithal! 
to support herself 

Order signed by M r . Scollay & Dorr. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 5. 1783 
Present Mess 18 : Dorr. Price, Scollay, Mackay, Hubbard, 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Alms house to 
be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth one Michael 
Conden a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State, 
neither has he where withall to support himself Order signed by 
two of the Selectmen Viz' M r . Scollay & M r . Price. 

M r . Robert Hews has encouragement to have the first Stall in 
the Market that becomes Vacant, leased to him 

[1O6.] The Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for the 
March Meeting on Monday next being the 10 th Instant 

Voted, that the printing of the Notifications be given to M r . 
Powers 

Voted that M r Dorr & Cap' Mackay be a Comm ee to wait upon 
the Rev d M r Eleot and request his opening the Town Meeting with 
Prayer 

The Town Clerk was directed to give a Certificate to the Asses- 
sors that the Selectmen have no objections to the Tax Books now 
ready bieng delivered to the present Collectors 

The Collection at this Days Meeting amounting to fifty-eight 
Shillings & one penny is put into the hand of Cap'. Mackay to be 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

distributed to M r . Green & Patterson forty Shillings to Mr. Green 
and the remainder to M r . Patterson 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 12, 1783 
Present Mess" Dorr, Greenough, Jeffries, Price, Scollay, Hub- 
bard, Mackay 

Voted, that an Ann Chair & seven other Leather Chairs are 
procured for the Selectmens Chamber & the Hall 

M r . Price & M r . Hubbard a Committee to procure them 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 19. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Jeffries, Price, Greenough, Hub- 
bard 

The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Maritime 
Court Viz'. 

Mess" : Henry Hill 

John Bradford Jun r . 
John Winthrop 
John Soipkins 
Samuel Dashwood 
Hector McNeil 
Lemuel Cravath 
Mungo Mackay 

[1O7.] Passed upon Cap 1 . Samuel Lahas, State Account 
amounting as by Copy on file to 228- 2-10 

Mem , of Bonds & Notes due on M rs . Joana Brookers Dona- 
tion Viz' 

John Sweetser 66 - 15 

John Fullerton 43,- 5. 4 

George Minot -------- 250 

Thomas Cartwright ------ 62.. 0. 7 

State Note 38.. 6.11 

Town Treasurer ------- 414.. 2 1 

874-9-11 

Principle & Interest due 1 s . March 1783 
Original amount of the Donation 

John Grants Bond ----- 66 .. 13 .. 4 
Town Treasurer 3 Notes - - - 424 .. 6 .. 8 

George Minots Bond - - - - 200 - 

John Fullerton, ditto - - - - 40 - 

Thomas Cartwright d - - - 60 - 

3 State Notes 30 

821 - - 



Balance, 53 -9-11 
M r . Scollay is desired to receive of the Town Treasurer the 

sum of forty five Pounds in order to be distributed 

The Selectmen approve of Joseph Hutchins as an Ingine Man 

for Engine N. 6. George Ridgway Master in the room of John 

Ridgways become bljnd 

The Town Clerk is directed to write a Letter to the Selectmen 

of Norten, that Robert Caddall is a Stranger & not a Innhabitant 

of this Town 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 209 

The Selectmen having considered the price of the Flour 
[1O8.] Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be now set at 
Wheat at ll/ p bushel, and that 12 d . p bushel be allowed to the 
Bakers for their Charges Pains & Livelihood which is computed as 
follows Viz* 

lb. oz. dr. 

A 4 d Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh - - - 13 8 

a 4 d d brown Bread Wheat Rye Meal - - - 2 - 

a 4 d . d. brown Bread not above Indian - - - 2 .. 10 - 
Biskets of 4 Copper price --------- 10.. 6 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 26. 1783 
Present Mess : Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, Scollay, 
Hubbard 

A Warrant has been received from the Judge of Probates for 
the County of Suffolk to enquire into the Circumstances of John 
Melledge, represented as a Lunatick or distracted Person & incap- 
able of taking care of his Person or Estate 

M r . Collector Thompson having applied to the Selectmen for 
the taking up his Bonds as Collectors for the Years 1779 1780 & 
1781 and having produced Receipts in full from the several 
Treasurers the Clerk was directed to deliver him, said Bonds 

M r . Champney of Engine N. 11 presents Irah Holbrook as an 
Engine Man in the room of Thomas Powell unable to discharge 
his duty 

The Selectmen have agreed, that M r . Tukesbury shall have 
Deer Island Leased to him for the present Year for 50 he to 
keep the Building & Fencing in Repair & leave them so at the 
expiration of the Year, as also to pay all Taxes 

M r . Jesse Houghton Sexton of the Old South has liberty to 
break Ground in the several Burial Places in this Town 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Monday the 7 l . Day of April next, being the 1'. Mon- 
day in April for the choice of Governor Luevetenant Governor 
Senators 

[1O9.] M r . Coverly to have the printing of the Notifica- 
tions 

M r . Scollay & M r . Jeffries - - - a Committee to wait upon 
Rev d . M r . Eckley and desire him to open Town Meeting with 
Prayer 

The Chairman & M r . Jeffries a Committee to prosecute the 
Trespassers on the Neck also a Committee to widen the Street 
near Consert Hall. 

M r . Price & M r . Hnbbard a Committee to repair one of the 
Walls between D r . Cooks Land & the Land near School house 

M r . Dorr Cap*. Mackay & Deacon Grenough a Committee to 
give orders for repairing the Streets leading to Winnesimit 
Ferry 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen March 30. 1783. 
Present Mess : Dorr, Price, Mackay, Grenough, Jeffries, Scollay, 
Passed upon a number of Accounts 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen having received a Warrant from the Judge of 
Probate for the County of Suffolk to enquire into the Circum- 
stances of John Melledge Represented by His Friends as incapa- 
ble of managing his affairs and having made enquiry accordingly, 
Reported to the Judge that they apprehended him to be a Person 
uncapable of managing & having the care of his Estate and other 
Affairs 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 2 d . 1783 
Present Mess". Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Hubbard, Price, 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Alms House 
to be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth one Sarah 
Stell Wife of Gideon Stell who is abroad, both being Strangers 
& not Inhabitants of any Town in the Commonwealth, and she 
unable to support herself & being near her time Order signed 
by two of the Selectmen Viz'. Cap 1 . Mackay & Deacon Grenough 

[11O.] M r . Benjamin Sumner Jun r . one of the Collectors of 
Taxes for the Year 1777. 1778. 1779. 1780. 1781 & having pro- 
duced Receipts in full from the several Treasurers for payment 
of the Taxes of said six Years the Town Clerk was directed 
to deliver him said Bonds 

M r . Alexander Thomas chosen one of the Collectors of Taxes 
for the present Year, proposes Cap'. Elias Parkman & Col. Wil- 
liam Burbeck as his Bondsmen 

Passed upon John Jones State Account amounting as P Copy of 
Account to 15 - 8 - 

Parkman & Hinckley apply s to the Selectmen for a License as 
an Auchtioneer the ensuing Year 

George Ridgway Master of Engine N. 6. applys to the Select- 
jmen in behalf of the Engine Company for the Premium allowed 
by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first on the Fire 
which lately broke out at M r . Gould the Barbers house in South- 
wicks Court which was granted by the Selectmen & drawn 
for 

The Selectmen agree to the condition for widening the Street 
near Concert Hall as mentioned in M r . Scollays Letter on file 

Passed upon sundry Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 9. 1783 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Price, Mackay, Jeffries 

M r . John Jutau applies to the Selectmen to be again Licensed 
as an Auchtioneer & proposes Samuel Breck Esq r . & William 
Breck Merch*. 

Master Vinal has liberty to have a Closset built in his School 
to keep his Globes in 

Deacon Jeffries & M r . Hubbard appointed a Committee to pro- 
vide a Place to keep the Bulls in 

[111.] It is agreed that the Old South Bell shall be rung at 
9. O Clock, and the Old Brick Bell at 1. O Clock 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 10. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Jeffries, Grenough, Mackay, Price, 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 211 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 16. 1783 - 
Present Mess : Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, 
Hubbard 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be now set at Wheat at 8/ 
p bushel and that 12 d p bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains & Livelihood which is computed as follows viz 1 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1: 2: 10 

a 4 d . brown Bread f Wheat ^ Rye Meal must weigh 2: 8: 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian 3: 

Biskets of 2 Copper price 6: 14 

The Selectmen having considered the request of M r . Skillen & 
other Inhabitants respecting widening Sallu'tation Alley so called 
have agreed to call a Meeting of the Justices 4. O Clock After- 
noon 

Voted that D r . Thomas Welch have a suit of Clothes as has 
been usual to allow the Orators on the 5 l . of March - 

M r . Dorr & Capt. Mackay a Committee to provide the same 

M r . Scollay and Deacon Jeffries a Committee to view the Hos- 
pital at West Boston, and order such repairs & c . as may be neces- 
sary to make it fit for the reception of the sick 

Acted upon the List of Jurors 

M r . Elisha Byles applies to the Selectmen for liberty to teach 
some Children in writing & c . and received their approbation 

M r . Nazro to acquaint M r . Curtis, that he must lay before the 
Selectmen next Wednesday, a list of the Persons who own Tombs 
in the Chappel Burying Grounds the Common & North Burial 
Grounds 

[112.] The Town Clerk directed to write Benjamin Collerel, 
of Roxbury relative to his tresspass on the Neck A Letter was 
accordingly wrote as p Copy on file. 

The Clerk is to make out a number of Accounts against Per- 
sons for covering their Wells as by Mem . Book the 31. March 
last 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 17. 1783 
Present Mess : Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries 
Justices present Belcher Noyes Esq r . 

Joseph Greanleaf Esq r . 

Adjourned to to Morrow 3 O' Clock Afternoon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 18, 1783 
Present Mess 9 : Dorr, Jeffries, Mackay, Scollay, Grenough, 
Justices Present Joseph Greanleaff Esq r . 

Joseph Gardner Esq r . 

Ezek 1 . Price Esq r . 

Belcher Noyes Esq r . 

The Justices & Selectmen adjourned to Sallutation Alley iu 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

order to view the waste ground near it & determine as to widen- 
ing the Alley 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 23 d . 1783 
Present Mess: Dorr, Grenough, Jeffries, Hubbard, 

M r . Tukesbury informs that M r . Joseph Spear has taken about 
twenty load of Ballast from Dear Island, 

Cap 1 . Waters applys for liberty to open the Conduit Pipes, for 
removing obstructions to the Water Course & Liberty was 
accordingly granted 

M r . Edmunds gave in a List of the owners of Tombs in the 
North burying Ground 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 28, 1783 
Present Mess". Scollay Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Price, 

Passed upon Accounts 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house was directed to 
recei% r e into the Alms House one Moses MG rough a Stranger 
Order signed Octo r . 1, 1782 by John Scollay & Deacon Grenough 
Another Order signed April 1. 1782 to receive Nancy Gibbliug 
a Stranger signed by the same Gentlemen 

A Letter wrote the Doctor of the Hospital at 

[113.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 30, 
1783 Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Jeffries, Grenough, Scollay, 
Price, 

Thomas Chapman applies to the Selectmen, that one Mary Crew 
who came from Falmouth Eastward & has lived with him as a 
Maid, may be sent to the Alms house, her Circumstances requir- 
ing it 

The Selectmen have directed that M r . Ingerfield pay the usual 
Rent for the Stall he has held for a considerable time without any 
consideration, from the 1 st . of May next provided he does not leave 
the same 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Alms house to 
be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth one Mary Crew 
Widow to a Sea Faring Man, & not an Inhabitant of this Town, 
she being Poor & in Suffering Circumstances 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing for the choice of Representatives 

M r . Price & M r . Hubbard a Committee to wait on Rev d . M r . 
Clark and desire him to open the Town Meeting with Prayer 

Benj Edes & Son to have the Printing of the Notifications 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 3 d . 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Jeffries, Hubbard 

A Letter wrote D r . Appleton as by Copy on file, requesting D r . 
Appleton to go on board Cap 1 . Manly of the Hague Frigate & 
examine whether any melignant sickness was on board & to Re- 
port the state of the Ship to the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 4. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 213 

D r . Appleton made Report as on file that there was no infectious 
Distemper on Board the Hague Cap 1 . Manly whereupon a 
Letter was sent the Governor that she might be permitted to come 
up to Town with safety 

[114.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 7. 
1783 Present Mess. Dorr, Grenough, Jeffries, Price, Mackay, 
Scollay, Hubbard, 

M r . Paul Fanner Keeper of the Alms house was requested to 
receive into the said House one Samuel Wyer a Negro & a 
Forreigner to be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth 
he being a Sick Person and unable to support himself 

Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Price 

Cap'. Mackay M r . Dorr & Deacon Grenough a Comm ee . to 
make enquiry respecting the repairing the Fences Tombs &c. at 
the North burial Ground 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 14. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Jeffries, Grenough, Hubbard, Scollay 
Price, 

M r . Hamlin informs of sods being cut on the Common & at 
Fort Hill a Servant of young M r . Bowdoins one of y e Tres- 
passers 

Cap'. Young in the Diana from New York informs that he had 
brought in eight Persons who had been Prisoners in that place, and 
are now in very suffering Circumstances The Persons ai e 
Cap'. John Collier of Marblehead 
Daniel Shaw of Boston 
John Stacy of Piscataqua 
John Smith of Boston 
George Barth . of Philadelphia 
John Curtis a Spaniard 
Peter S. Jack ditto 
Varian Blith of Salem 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive the forenamed Persons 
into the Almshouse to be supported at the charge of this State 
Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Hubbard 

M r . Nazro was directed to require M r . James the Sextons, attend- 
ance at the Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday - 

[115.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 16. 
1783 Present Mess 8 . Dorr, Jeffries, Grenough, Price, 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be now set at Wheat at 10/6 
p bushel and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains and Livelihood which is computed as follows Viz'. 

lb oz dr 

a 4 d . loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh - 14 2 

a 4 do . loaf Brown Bread white Rye Meal must 

weigh 28- 

a 4 d . ditto, not above Indian 3 - - 

Biskets of two Copper price 5 6 



214 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

M r . James Bowdoin Jun . Esq r . informs the Selectmen as by 
his Letter on tile that the damage done by his Servant on Fort 
Hill, by taking Sudds from thence tho. without his knowledge shall 
be madegood 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen May 21. 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Jeffries, Price, Hubbard, Scollay 

James Caramel a Stranger sent to the Almshouse 

Order dated the 19 th . Instant and signed by Cap 1 . Mackay & 
M r . Dorr the said Camrael to be supported at the charge of the 
Commonwealth 

M r . James the Sexton attended, and made his excuse for the 
tolling Bells a Sabbath Evening or two past which w as accepted 
by the Selectmen 

M r . Spear the Lighterman attended, and assured the Selectmen 
that he had taken but two load of Ballast from Deer Island this 
Year & no Paving Stones he was then told by the Selectmen 
that who ever takes Ballast &c. from said Island may depend upon 
being prosecuted for the same 

A Certificate given by the Selectmen that Luke Howell a Cap- 
tain in Col. Tylers Regiment, late a Resident in this Town has 
absented himself and gone to where we know not 

M r . Dorr, Mackaj' & Grenough a Committee relative to repair- 
ing the bottom of Cross Street 

Robert Newman appointed an Engine Man of the Comp y . of 
Engine N. 6 in the room of John Folts 

[116.] An attested Copy of the Towns choice of Seven Rep- 
resentatives was sent to the Hon bl . William Phillips Esq r . 

Letter sent Deacon Sumner of Roxbury relative to his breaking 
Ground and one to M r . Tukesbury to observe what Persons shall 
presume to take Ballast, that he may inform the Selectmen thereof 

A Letter sent Col. Hatch as p Copy on file - 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen May 26, 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Mackay, Grenough, Jeffries, Price, 
Scollay 

The Selectmen have agreed to let the same Lands on the Neck 
which Cap*. Fellows hired to M r . Aaron Blaney for the rate of 
fifteen pounds p r Year 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 29, 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, 

The Selectmen in a Body took a view of the bottom of Cross 
Street, last Monday Evening, and M r . Dorr, Deacon Grenough & 
Cap'. Mackay, are appointed a Committee to give the necessary 
Repairs to said Street 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 3 d . 1783 
Present Mess 8 . Dorr, Mackay, Grenough Hubbard Jeffries 

M r . Ellis Tyler was approved of by the Selectmen to retail 
Liquors at his Store on Scarlets Wharff, lately occupied by Cap 1 . 
Vincent lately deceased, who had received a License the present 
Year 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 215 

Cap 4 . Ballard received the Plan of the Town Dock in order to 
prepare the work 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 4 th . 1783 Pres- 
ent Mess". Price, Greenough, Dorr, Jeffries, Hubbard, Mackay, 

M r . William Hunt applies for the Selectmens Recommendations 
[117.] to Master Carter that his Son may lie received as a 
Scholar in the School in Queen Street he being about 15 years of 
Age & 

It is agreed with M r . Phineas Payne to compleat the works begun 
at the Hospital on Rainsfords Island & to give any necessary 
Repairs 

The Selectmen have agreed to recommend M r . William Hunts 
Son as a Scholar for Master Carters School 

M r . Robert Brick is appointed for the Service of warning 
Strangers to depart this Town 

An Advertizement to be published relative to the Lands on the 
Neck 

Deacon Jeffries & M r . Price appointed to view Fox Hill in con- 
sequence of an application from Col. Waters, for a number of 
loads of Gravel 

A Precept for the choice of one Representative in the room of 
M r . Pitis chosen into the Senate, to be considered at the next 
Meeting 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 11. 1783 Pres- 
ent Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Grenough, Jeffries, Mackay, 
Hubbard 

M r . Joseph Russel applies to the Selectmen for a supply of the 
Towns Gravel to be laid down at the lower end of King Street 

M r . Whitwell and others Inhabitants of Cornhill request that a 
peice of pavement from the end of School Street to Williams 
Court may be repaved it being in a ruinous & dangerous con- 
dition 

M r . John Newell approved of as an Inholder in Wings Lane 

M r . Benjamin Cooper approved of as an Inholder in said 
Street 

M r . Brick is to have Orders to observe whether Trucks & other 
Carriages carry larger weights at a time than the Law allows 

M r . John Lowel in behalf of the Freemasons Lodge applies for 
the Hall to dine in the 24 th . of June Instant 

[118.] The Selectmen consent that Mess". Ebenezer Dorr & 
Thomas Tileston, shall Judge & determine whatthe Town ought 
to receive for the Building now improved as a Blacksmiths Shop 
on the Towns Land at the bottom of the Common and also 
what is due to the Town for about seven years Rent, and in case 
of their non Agreement ihy to choose a third Person that the 
matter may be finally settled 

M r . Scollay and Deacon Jeffries appointed to see this matter 
carried into execution 

Passed upon Peter Callears DeLatieres State Account as p 
Copy on file amounting to 9 .. 12 



216 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Passed upou M r . Paul Farmers State Accounts amounting as p 
Copies on tile to 110. 1 6'J.. 5. 8. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 12. 1783 Pres- 
ent Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard 

Voted that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing on Thursday next bieng the 19 JDS'. 4 O'Clock Afternoon, for 
the choice of a Representative ia the room of the Hon bl . John 
1'itts Esq r . who has resigned 

Mess". Fleet 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 18. 1783 Pres- 
ent Mess". Jeffries, Dorr, Mackay, Scollay, Grenough, Hubbard, 
Price, 

It is is agreed by the Selectmen to visit Deer Islnnd Thursday 
next being the 24 Ins'. the Boat to be at the Town Dock, tmd 
to set off from the Wharf at 9 O'Clock the Company to meet at 
the Selectmens Chambers. 

The Selectmen have agreed upon a visit to Deer Island Thurs- 
day, see above. 

[119.] The Selectmen have agreed with George Hamlin to 
Erect a Building on his Land near the Common for the keeping 
the Town Bulls, the same to be removed by the Selectmen when- 
ever they shall think proper they being at the charge thereof, the 
said Building to remain on said Land during the Will of the Town 
paying therefor as Ground Rent twenty four Shillings p Annum 
to commence this Day 

James I. inch sent to the Almshouse on the State Account he 
bieng a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State 
Order signed June II th . signed by M r . Dorr & Grenough 

Foster Cruft to be recommended as a master of Salt and Coal. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 22? 1783 
Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Mackay, Jeffries 

Information bieng iziveu that a Negro Girl who came in the 
Schooner Josiah King Cap 1 . Stonehouse from Bermuda was 
broke out with the Small Pox in a House at the North End 

She was sent in a Boat to Rainsfords Island, there to be taken 
care of, and two Bzigs of Sheeps Wool the Girls Chest & Bedding 
& several pieces of Duck were also sent least they should contain 
infection 

A Letter was wrote Cap 1 . Luha to receive her &c. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 25. 1783 
Present Mess 8 . Greenough, Jeffries, Mackay, Price, Scollay, 
Hubbard, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 30. 1783 
Present Mess". Jeffries, Dorr, Price, Mackay, Scollay, Gren- 
ough, 

[12O.] Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be now set at 
Wheat at 7/6 d p bushel and that 12 d p bushel be allowed to the 
Bakers for their Charges Pains & livelihood which is computed as 
follows Viz*. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 217 



A 4 d . Loaf of White Brick Bread must weigh 1 312 

A 4 d - Ditto of Brown Bread Wheat Rye 2 8 

A 4 d . Ditto not above i Indian 3 

Biskets of 3 Copper price 10 14 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing the 4 of July next 10 O'clock Forenoon when an Oration is to 
be delivered in commemoration of our Independence 

M r . Dorr a Committee to provide three Curtains for Faneuil 
Hall 

The Selectmen have Agreed to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 9 ta . of July next and that a Dinner be 
provided as usual 

Passed upon Accounts 

Agreed with M r . Woart to dine about 70 or 80 Persons on the 
Day when the publick Schools are to be Visited at 3/6 P Man, 
and all the Liquors that shall be drank are to be paid for 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 2 d . 1783 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Grenough, Mackay, 
Jeffries 

The Clerks of the Market attended & it was recommended to 
them to be vigilent in the discharge of their office 

Agreed to supply M r . Joseph Russel with Gravel for mending 
the Pavement at the bottom of King Street 

M r . Jeffries & Scollay are to imploy M r . Ranger to Fence the 
Burying Ground at bottom of Common on the [121.] best terms 
they can 

Agreed to repair the Paving in Cornhill, M r . Hubbard a Com- 
mittee to see it performed 

The following new arrangement was voted, viz : 
M r . Dorr - - - No. 1 & 
Cap 1 . Mackay - 3 & 4 

M r . Greenongh - 5 & 6 ,, 

The Selectmen to have the care 

of those wards 



T.,, c ,, 

M r . Scollav - - 7 - 

M'. Hubbard- - 8&9 

Mr. Jeffries - - 10, & 11 & 
M r . Price - - 12. 

M r . Dorr appointed a Committee to agree with some person for 
3 Curtains for Faneuil Hall : appointed June 30th ult. 

M r . Phillip Wilde was proposed to the Selectmen by M r . Hony- 
well for to serve with his Engine N 9 in the room of M r . Ju. 
Wheeler & approved off 

Boston Ss : Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Greenough. Dorr, & Mac- 
kay appointed a Committee to get the pavement in Back Street, & 
by the Old North Square, mended 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 9. 1783 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Hubbard, Mackay Grenough 

The Selectmen with a number of Gentlemen Visited the publick 
Schools 



218 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 14. 1783 
Present Mess 8 . Dorr, Grenougli, Mackay, Scollay 

Benjamin Sumner Jun r . proposes as Bondsmen for his faithful 
services as a Collector the present Year Jonathan Stodder Gentle- 
man & Benj a . Jepson Merch 1 . accepted by the Selectmen 

Thomas Bayley Collector proposes Ephraim Copeland Gentle- 
man and James Baj'ley Gentleman as Bondsmen accepted 

James Thompson Collector proposes, Josiah Waters Sen r . Esq r . 
Josiah Waters Jun r . Esq r . for his Bondsmen accepted 

Alexander Thomas Collector proposes, William Burbeck Esq r . 
& Cap'. Elias Parkman Esq r . as his Bondsmen accepted 



] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 18. 
1783 Present Mess". Mackay, Jeffries, Price, Grenough, Scollay 
The Collectors Bonds signed & executed were laid before the 
Selectmen, and a Certificate given the Collectors for the Assessors 
in order for their receivingthe Tax Books 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 23 d . 1783 
Present Mess' : Scollay, Jeffries, Mackay, Hubbard, 

The Selectmen have agreed to take a view of the Towns Land 
within the Fortification at 8 O'Clock Fryday Morning next 

M r . Jeffries appointed to examine & compare D r . Warrens 
State Account for attendance as a Physician at the Alms house, 
with M r . Farmers Books 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Juh r 28, 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Grenough, Scollay, Mackay, Hub- 
bard, Jeffries 

Passed upon Accounts 

Passed upon the List of Inholders & Retailers for the last Year, 
and made return of the same to the Court of Sessions as P 
copy on file 

M r . Price & M r . Jeffries a Committee to remove the Watch 
house at the South End, and to procure the most convenient place 
that cau be obtained for that purpose 

M r . Nazro is directed to Warn the Pedlars to leave the Market 
Square or they will be prosecuted 

The Selectmen viewed the Towns land within the Fortification 
last Friday 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen July 30, 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Grenough Scollay, Jeffries, 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house directed to receive 
Daniel Hickey a lame Stranger into the Alms house to be sup- 
ported at the publick charge Order signed by two of the Select- 
men viz. John Scollay Esq r . 

[123.] M r . Robert Brick appointed by the Selectmen to take no- 
tice of any breach of the Town By Laws which forbids Truckmen 
carrying more than one Ton weight (except the same be a cable) 
at a load, thro, any of the Streets & Lanes of the Town, having 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 219 

laid before the Selectmen the Names of a Number of Persons who 
have lately transgressed said Law he is hereby directed to enter a 
complaint against said Offenders with M r . Justice Greenleaff, in 
which prosecutions he will be countenanced & supported by the 
Selectmen 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be now set at Wheat at 7 /6 
P bushel and that 12 d P bushel be allowed to the Bakers for 
their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1 - - 1 2 

a 4 d . ditto of Brown Bread Wheat Rye d. 2-8 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian 3 - 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price 10- 14 

M r . Nazro is directed to desire the attendance of the Scavingers 
at the Selectmen's Chamber next Wednesday at 4 OClock After- 
noon 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 4. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, HubbardrDorr, Mackay, Jeffries, Price 

Major White in the Ship Bell Robert Bimel Master from London 
informs that five Persons on board broke out with the Small Pox 
since they left London, all of whom are recovered, except one 
Person who has a bad Leg & unfit to be suffered to come out 
that two Persons & one Infant on board are liable to have the 
Distemper they left London about 8 Weeks since 

A Letter was wrote Cap'. Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rains- 
fords Island, for his Government, the Ship being ordered to said 
Island 

Cap'. Mackay & M r . Dorr to employ M r . Heath or any other 
Person to Repair the Wall of the North buryiag Ground 

[124.] M r . Scollay & Jeffries a Committee to see to the 
Repairs of the Wall of the Burying Grounds in the Common, & 
the Chappel Ground 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 6. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay Grenough Jeffries, Mackay Hubbard 

Cap'. Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsford Island atten ed 
& Reported : 

That the Vessel sent to the Island is sufficiently smoked & 
cleansed, t9gether with the Beds & Bedding & everything above 
Decks, the Deck being corked up & tight he does not suppose that 
any infection could have been received, He has received Maj r . 
Price & others liable to the Infection Into the Hospital & those 
who have had the Distemper into the Well house with Bedding 
Clothing & c . the other People have been well smoked & cleaned 
and in his Opinion both Vessel & People may come up to Boston 
without danger to the Inhabitants whereupon the Selectmen 
consented that the Vessel & well People mnv come up to Town, 
and Orders were given him accordingly as P Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 7. 1783 



220 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Present Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Hubbard, 
Scollay, 

The following Persons were chose Jurors for a Maritime Court 
Viz 1 . 

Mess. Oliver Brewster excused 

Stephen Miller 

Isaac Peirce 

Benj". L. Austin excused 

Nath 1 . Balch 

Nath 1 . Patten 

Benjamin Coolidge excused 

Joseph Laughton 

John Mollineux 

Abiel Smith 

Ziphean Thayer 

M r . Hunt in behalf of the Mill Proprietors applied and had 
liberty to make use of Faneuil Hall & the Jury Boxes for the 
drawing the Mill Lottery 

[125.] Nath 1 . Appleton Esq r . informs of a piece of Ground 
being broke up in Leaveret Street, and left in such a manner as 
obstructed the Passage Way 

M r . Appleton & others desire some Repairs may be given to 
Atkinson Street 

M r . Scollay & Jeffries a Committee to view both Streets & 
make Report 

Upon complaint made that two Innholders Viz 1 . Edward 
Smith & Col. Brewer had Gaming Tables in their Houses they 
were sent for & informed that unless they were immediately taken 
down & removed they would be noted in the Return to the Ses- 
sions for misrule 

M r . Smith had his Billiard Table immediately taken down & 
Col. Brewer assured the Selectmen, his should be removed di- 
rectly, & both engaged they should suffer no Gaming in future 

The Scavingers attended except some sick & absent, who were 
sworn, and the Selectmen exhorted them to a diligent discharge of 
their trust, which they assured the Selectmen should be done 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 11. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Jeffries 

D r . Whipple having Reported to the Selectmen that Maj r . Price 
& his Sister might come up with safety a letter to Cap'. Laha 
permitting the same was sent 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 13. 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Grenough, Jeffries, Hubbard, Scollay, 
Mackay 

D r . Whipple having Reported that M r . Haley his Wife and 
Child taken out the Small Pox Vessel, might now leave the Island 
with Safety to the Inhabitants, Cap*. Laha was directed to per- 
mit their departure as also that of G rover of Kennebeck & Taber 
of Dartmouth 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 221 

[126.] D r . Whitwells Certifying to one of the Selectmen they 
may come up to Town with safety to the Inhabitants 

M r . Spear will engage to bring suitable Stones & only such for 
paving Cornhill at three Pounds p Lighter Load 

M r . Grenough a Committee to direct immediate Repairs to the 
Wire at Faneuil Hall 

The Selectmen agree that M r . Lewis Carnes a Clerk of the Mar- 
ket, have a draft for 4 - 15/ the part he was to pay of the charges 
on a Law Suit commenced by M r , Torrey one of the Bakers, the 
next Draught Day 

M r . Price M r . Hubbard & M r . Jeffries a Committee to see 
whether a Fence should be erected & a Building provided for se- 
curing the Wood belonging to the School 

M r . Nathaniel Heath engages to repair the North Burying Ground 
Wall as pr a Mem , on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 15. 1783 
Present Mess : Dorr, Jeffries, Price, Grenough, Scollay, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 19. 1783 
Mess rs : Dorr, Jeffries, Scollay, Mackay, Price, Hubbard, Scollay 
Grenough 

Passed upon sundry Petitions 

Agreed with Edmund Ranger for building a Fence round the 
Burial Ground at the bottom of the Common as p. Agreement on 
file 

The Committee to view Atkinson Street Report that it will not 
be prudent at present to go farther than making some Repairs to 
the Pavement 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 22. 1783> 
Present Mess : Scollay Dorr, Grenough, Price, Mackay, Hubbard 
Jeffries 

Approved of Thomas Farrel as a Retailor for his Shop in Fore: 
Street 

[127.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*.. 
25. 1783 Present Mess. Jeffries Mackay Greenough, Price,, 
Hubbard, Scollay, 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house was directed to 
receive into the Alms house one John McKeusie a Stranger sick & 
Poor to be supported at the charge of this Commonwealth. Order 
signed by two of the Selectmen Viz'. M r . Scollay & M r . Price, 

The Selectmen have directed M r . Newman to cease ringing the 
North Church Bell at 9. O'Clock at Night and to continue the 1. 
O'Clock Bell 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse was directed to- 
receive into the Almshouse to be supported at the charge of this 
Commonwealth two Children of one John Hillbert a German not 
an Inhabitant of any Town in this Commonwealth, who formerly 
inlisted into the Continental Army the Mother being Poor and 
unable to support them & requesting the same their names John & 



222 CITT DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Henry one about 2 years & the other 4 years of Age Order 
signed by two of the Selectmen Viz'. M r . Scollay & M r . Jeffries 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk agreable to the request of a 
number of the Inhabitants issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting 
on Friday next, 3. OClock Afternoon 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 26. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Scollay, Price, Jeffries, Hubbard. 

Had a Conference with a Committee of the Town of Chelsea 
relative to their being reannexed to the Town of Boston 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 27. 1783 
Present Mess : Scollay, Price, Hubbard, Jeffries, Dorr. 

[128.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 27 
1783 Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Grenough, Hubbard 
Jeffries,* 

.^ Cap 4 . Holland of Engine N. 5 applies for the Premium for play- 
'ing first at the fire on M r . Phillips Store granted 

Col. Webb applies for liberty to set Posts against the Old Brick 
Church which was granted 

M r . John McLean to have a draft for. Sixty Pounds 

The Selectmen having reconsidered the Vote passed the 25 
Tnst 1 . do on the Representation of M r . Dorr direct that the North 
Church Bell be punctually .rung by M r . Newman at 1 & 9 OClock 
as usual till further Orders 

Passed upon some Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 2 d . 1783 
Present Mess. DOIT, Hubbard, Jeffries, Greenough, Mackay, 
Scollay 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen ,Sep r . 3 d . 1783 
Present Mess: Scollay, Dorr, Greenough, Price, Hubbard, 
Jeffries 

The following endorsement was made on the Warrant drawn on 
Thomas Ivers Esq r . Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the pay 
of the six months Men, that were omitted in last Draught & Roll 

Sir 

Please to pay Cap 1 . Alexander Hodgden the Monies mentioned 
in the within Warrant he to pay the same to the several Persons, 
born on the annexed Roll, and to be accountable for the same 

JOHN SCOLLAY Chairman p Order 

To Thomas Ivers Esq r . Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts 

N. B. The Sum expressed in the Warrant being 43. 1. 4 d . 

M r . Pi-ice Hubbard & Jeffries a Comm ee . to order Repairs to 
Rainsford Lane agreable to the request of a [129.] number of 
the Inhabitants on file 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 223 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 4, 1783 
Present Mess. Greenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Dorr 

M r . Nazro is directed to give notice to the Fishermen who oc- 
cupy the Stalls to remove their Stalls immediately in order to 
the filling up the Dock : He gave them notice accordingly. 

The Selectmen gave in to the Committee of Court the Average 
price of Corn Beef & c . as p Copy of the Return on file dated 
August 14. 1783 

Ordered, tliat the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/ p 
bushel and that twelve Pence p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Puiris & Livelihood, which is computed as fol- 
lows Viz'. 

lb oz dr 

a 4 d Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 153 

a 4 d d Brown Bread Wheat \ Rye Meal cl. 3 

a 4 d d. not above Indian Meal d. 4 - - 

Biskets of 2 Coppers price - 7 12 

Boston Ss. : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 10. 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Gren- 
ongh, 

Silas Randill appointed a Watchman in Constable Edmunds 
Watch in the room of Mr. Matthew Jatnes who has resigned 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse 
one John Camment a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town 
in this State, being sick and unable to support himself Order 
signed by M r . Dorr & Cap'. Mackay. 

Cap 1 . Holland of Engine N. o applies for the Premium allowed 
by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first at the Fire 
which lately broke out at a House near the Town House 

Voted, that the Town Clerk give him a Draught for the same, 
as also for the Premium for the Fire at M r . Phillips Store 
drawn for in August draft 

[13O.] Passed upon some Accounts 

The Selectmen Agreed to perambulate the Bounds betwixt this 
Town & the Town of Roxbury on Tuesday the 16' of Septem r . 
Inst'. and the Town Clerk is to Notify the Selectmen of Roxbury 
thereof and propose a Meeting at said Day 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen at Roxbury Present 
Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Jef- 
fries. 

Met a Committee from the Town of Roxbury on the Neck, and 
with them renewed the bounds between this Town & Roxbury, as 
p particulars of the Perambulation to be placed on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep'. 17. 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Jeffries, Grenough, Mackay, Hubbard, 
Scollay, Price, 

Cap'. Joab Hunt of Engine N. 2 applies for the Premium al- 
lowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first at the 
Fire which lately broke out at a House near Winnesimit occupied 
bv one Witman 



224 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Voted, that he have a draught for the same drawn for in 
August draft 

The Town Clerk is to draw for 1 in favor of William 
Harris payable to Hon ble Oliver Wendell Esq r . bieng in addition to 
the (i allowed, & drawn for in pay for a Bull April 1783 drawn 
for 

The Selectmen have agreed, that Deacon Grenough appointed 
a Committee to repair the Wire on the top of Faneuil Hall, suspend 
that business for the present 

The Selectmen consent that the Committee of the old Brick 
Church, take six or Eight load of Gravel from Fox Hill to lay be- 
fore the Meeting House where Posts are Erected 

M r . Nazro is directed to acquaint the Fishermen that the Stalls 
must be removed 

[131.] Col. Reviere & M r . Thomas Hitchburne, apply for 
the consent of the Selectmen to take two empty Tombs in the 
Common burying Ground near the P^ast Fence they engaging to 
return the same if any Owners should apply, or to pay a reason- 
able price for said Tombs 

M r . John Bryant applies for the hire of the Stalls lately im- 
proved by M r . Dana of Roxbury 

The Fishermen attended and engaged, to remove their Boxes 
from the Towns Dock immediately 

M r . Hubbtird & M r . Jeffries a Committee to order necessary 
Repairs to JM r . Hunts School 

M r .' John Bryant is to have the Stall he now improves, lately 
occupied by M r . Dana 

M r . Robert Hews is to have the next vacant Stall in the 
market 

M r . Thomas Wheeler & Seth Frothingham & Son & David 
Jacobs. apply for the refusal of the Labratory Building. 

The Board have determined that they cannot comply with the 
request of Col. Revere & M r . Hitchbourn, relative to the Tombs 
they being private property 

The Selectmen have considered the excuse made by Deacon 
Sumner relative to a Trespass on the Neck, & the offence is 
over looked 

The Town Clerk is directed to draw out some Orders for M r . 
Nazro Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market agreable to the alterations 
the Selectmen have made in the former Orders 

Upon the application of M r . Vinal, Master of the Writing School 
in the Common for an Usher, he is permitted to have one, & the 
Selectmen have agreed to Allow 60 p Salary 

[132.] M r . Nazro is directed to desire M r . Fenno, William 
Sharp & M r . Hews firemen to be at the Chamber next Wednes- 
day- 
Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 24. 1783 
Present Mess. Jeffries, Grenough, Price, Scollay. 

M r . Paul Farmer required to receive into the Alms house one 

Molly a poor sick Woman not an Inhabitant of any Town 

in this State, not having wherewithall to provide for herself 
Order signed by M r . Grenough & M r . Price 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 225 

Mess. Ephraim Fenno & "William Sharp appointed by the 
Selectmen to observe and bring to Justice any Person or Persons 
who shall transgress the Laws by fireing Guns upon the Neck and 
the bottom of the Common and other places within the limits of 
the Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 29. 1783 
Present Mess". Scollay, Jeffries, Grenough, Dorr, Price 

Passed upon Accounts 

Daniel Haly has liberty from the Selectmen to break ground in 
order to open a Drain in Black Horse Lane, alias Prince Street : 
he to comply with the Law 

Mess. Hubbard & Price a Committee to cause such Repairs as 
are necessary to be made in the Pavement in Purchase Street & 
the Cross Street leading from Purchase Street to Atkinson Street 

The same Committee are desired to cause the Pavement at the 
lower End of Summer Street to be mended 

M r . Price is desired to confer with M r . Breck relating the Re- 
pairs necessary to be made at his Store 

The Select-Men reconsider their Order to the several Sextons or 
Grave diggers not to toll any Bell for Funerals on Lords day 
Evening until one hour after Sundown & that till further orders 
they have Liberty to Toll one Bell for each Funeral at Sun setting 
of those Evenings 

Nine Jury Men drawn for Court of Common Pleas 

The Selectmen allow the Butchers who occupy Stalls to leave in 
the Market at Night 1 q r . Beef to each Stall 

[133.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo 1 . 1 . 
1783 Present Mess. Dorr, Price, Scollay, Hubbard, Jeffries, 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7\ 
p bushel, and tliat 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as 
follows. Viz 4 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh - - - - 1 5 3 
a 4 d . ditto brown Bread Wheat Rye Meal d. - - 3 - - 
a 4 d . ditto not above ^ Indian Meal d. -_--_4__ 
Biskets of 2 Coppers price d d . 7 12 

All Biskets of more than two Coppers price are to be sized 

Enoch Huse approbated to Retail Rum & c . at his Shop in Fore 
Street, near Town Dock 

D r . Welch recommends Benjamin Prince & Harper as suitable 
Persons for a Guard to the Inoculateing Hospital at Apple Island, 
which Persons the Selectmen approve of and appoint accordingly 

The Selectmen having also considered the Limits to said Hospi- 
tal, have marked out the Bounds of said Island for paid Limits 

The Selectmen allow William Sharp at the rate of nine Shillings 
P Week for preventing tiring Guns on the Neck & for prosecuting 
any such Offenders, untill the 1 st . of Decem r . next 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet at their Chamber for doing 
business, at 3 OClock in the Afternoon 



226 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen are to meet at the Selectmens Chamber Fryday 
next 3. OClock P.M. for passing on the Town Clerks Account. 

M r . Head applys for liberty to open a Drain in the House on 
Dock Square occupied by his Mother 

Liberty was granted on condition of the Ground & Pavement 
bieng made good 

[134.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 
3. 1783 Present Mess: Dorr, Jeffries, Mackay, Hubbard, Price 
Grenough 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 8. 1783 Pres- 
ent Mess r8 . Dorr, Mackay, Price, Jeffries, Scollay, Hubbard, 
Grenough 

M r . Dorr, Cap*. Mackay & M r . Grenough a Committee to ex- 
amine relative to Dinsdale bounds 

M r . Farmer was directed to receive into the Alms house Naomi 
Higgins & her Child bierig not Inhabitants of any Town in this 
State & in suffering Circumstances. Order signed by John Scollay 
& Thomas Grenough, Selectmen & dated Septem r . 5 

Also Ebenezer Drake a Youth & in the above Circumstances. 
Order signed by M r . Price & M r . Grenough & dated October 9 th . 

Also Esther Brown aged & inferm & a Stranger d. Order 
signed May 14 by d. 

Also Reuben Gorham a Stranger d. Order signed Septem r . 
29. 1783 by d. 

M r . Russell Sturgis applies for Liberty to place Posts near his 
House Merchants Row M r . Hubbard a Committee for to order 
about their placing 

Voted, that the Town Clerk have a draught for Nine hundred 
ninety five Pounds 8/ 7 d . in Septem r . draught as by his Ac- 
counts this Day past 

Voted that M r . Tillston of the North Writing School have M r . 
Nathan Webb as an Assistant 

Voted, that he be allowed, Sixty Pounds P Annum commencing 
the 1 st . of July last 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 15. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Jeffries, Grenough, Scollay Hubbard 

The Comm ee . relative to Dinsdels bounds Reported that they 
had been on the Premisses & had obtained an amicable settlem'. 

[135.] M r . Hubbard & M r . Jeffries a Committee to inspect 
the Labratory in the Common on the application of Cap 1 . Robert 
Daws, that the Company may be accommodated with a suitable 
place for keeping the Artillery & Stores and to Report 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 16 1783 
Present Mess. J<-ffries, Dorr, Hubbard, Mackay, 
Eight extra Jurymen were chose 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 23 rd . 1783 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 227 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Grenough, Hubbard, 
Jeffries 

P.P. Bean informs the Selectmen that one Cloe Orn a Negro 
Wench belonging to Nantucket, is now at Scipeo Guruys at New 
Boston, and that the said Cloe has infertilities of Body which will 
probably occasion her becoming a charge 

Col. Procter has returned to the Town 90 Arms GO Bayonets 
102 Cartrech Boxes, being part of the Arms delivered him by the 
Board of War, by an order drawn on them by the Selectmen May 
1777 in consequence of a Resolve of the General Court said 
Articles are lodged in the upper Chamber of Faneuil Hall 

M r . Price and M r . Hubbard a Committee to view the Sconce at 
the South Battery so called, and the Land adjoining and to Report 
the state thereof to the Selectmen 

Voted, that the Assize so far as relates to two Copper Biskets, 
subside for the present & the Towu Clerk is to acquaint the Clerks 
of the Market 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo T . 25. 1783 
Present Mess". Scollay Mackay, Hubbard, Jeffries. 

Cap 1 . Parsons informed the Selectmen that the Ship Robinhood 
Cap'. Sergeant Smith from London, had three Persons taken, with 
the Small Pox, one of whom died & was flung overboard, the two 
are landed at the Hospital with every thing liable to retain infec- 
tion that no one on board is liable to take the infection whereupon 
at Leter [136.] was wrote Cap'. Samuel Laha as by Copy on tile 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 27. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Jeffries, Grenough. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 P bushel, 
and that twelve Pence P bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz 1 . , 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1.. 3.. 13 

a 4 d . ditto, Brown Bread f Wheat | Rye Meal d. 3.. 

a 4 d . Ditto, not above Indian Meal d. 4.. - .. - 

Biskets of 3 Copper price d. -10- 1*4. 

Cap 1 . Mackay appointed to agree with M r . Go wen Brown for 
the cleaning the Towns Clock at the Old South Church 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Oc(o r . 29. 1783 
Present Mess" : Jeffries, Price, Dorr, Scollay, Grenough, Mackay. 

A Letter was given Cap'. Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rains- 
fords Island, permitting him to suffer the two Persons taken out 
of the Ship Robinhood to leave the Island, when they have been 
well smoked as its his Opinion they may do it with safety he 
having Reported 

Th:it he had complied with the Orders of the Selectmen relative 
to smoking & cleansing said Ship, and taking on Shore the two 
Men who had the Small Pox, as also such Articles as were liable 
to Infection when the Ship was permitted to come up to Town 
agreeable to the Orders given him 

Parsed upon some Accounts 



228 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[137.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen [Xov r ] 5 f . 
1783 Present Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Jeffries, Hu!bard, 

M r . Gushing the Must Maker applies for liberty to open a Drain 
from his House at the bottom of Milk Street into the Common 
Shore 

Liberty was accordingly granted, on condition that the Ground 
be restored, and the Pavement relaid, to the satisfaction of the 
Selectmen 

David Porter, Sea Captain having applied to the Selectmen for 
their approbation, & recommendation to the Hon ble . the Justices 
of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace to keep a Tavern at 
the North End Coffee House he was according approved & 
recommended by the Selectmen Cap 1 . Farmington has liberty to 
take some Gravel from the Knoll of Land near Fox Hill, not 
exceeding ten load 

The Selectmen being informed, that M r . Bowen was in a House 
& Shop of the Town lately improved by M r . Boyes M r . Bowen 
was sent for, and informed that the Selectmen consider him as 
accountable to the Town for the Rent of the said House & 
Shop 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 7. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Greuough, Mackay 

Information given the Selectmen that a Child of M r . John Sea- 
bring in Marlborough Street S. End had the Small Pox broke out 
upon it 

M r . Seabring being sent for appeared, and being told by the 
Selectmen, that D'. Warner was willing to receive the Child and 
the one other liable to receive the Infection into the Hospital at 
Point Shirley free of charge, he consented to the removal 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 8. 1783 Present 
Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Greuough, Price, Mackay, Hubbard, Jef- 
fries 

[138.] M r . Seabring objecting to his Children being removed 
as agreed to, to Point Shirley on account of the Weather the 
Selectmen consent to their bieng sent to the Hospital at New 
Boston 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 12. 1783 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Jeffries, 

Passed upon Phineas Paynes State Account amounting as by 
Copy on file to 16. 5. 6 

D r . Appleton who has the care of the sick of the Small Pox at 
the Hospital at New Boston is desired to make thorough search, 
whether M r . Seabrings Child had received the Distemper by Inocu- 
lations, it having been suggested that she had 

D r . Appleton is desired to take under his care the two Children 
of M r . Seabring sent to the Hospital also two children of Philip 
Richardson, dwelling at said Hospital and he is desired to make 
the necessary provision for them & the Nurses 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse to 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1783. 229 

be supported at the charge of the State one Archibald Livingston 
a Poor Stranger Order Dated 7 l Novem r & signed by two of the 
Selectmen Viz'. M r . Scollay & M r . Price also one Josiah Jones 
a poor Stranger Order dated the IP. of November & signed by 
M r . Scollay & M r . Price ; 

M r . Curtis, the Sexton is to attend next Meeting and M r . Nazro 
is directed to give him notice 

M r . Mary a French Gentlemen is permitted by the rec- 

comruendation of Master Hunt to instruct Youth in the knowledge 
of the French Language, in this Town 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 19. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, Scollay, 

[139.] Constable Baker of the South Watch, acquaints the 
Selectmen that his Watch house has been removed by the Owner 
of the Land, whereon it stood, and another Building has been 
erected thereon, so that his Watch has at present no covering 

M r . Nazro to desire M r . Frothingham to attend next Wednes- 
day 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 24 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Price, Mackay, Jeffries, 

The four Constables of the Watch are appointed to examine all 
Coal Baskets and prosecute Offenders if any such they find as the 
Law directs 

Passed upon Accounts 

The Town Clerk directed to publish Extract of Law relative to 
Coal Baskets and to give Orders to the Constables of the 
Watch 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 26. 1783 
Present Mess. Dorr, Mackay, Jeffries, Hubbard, Price, Scollay, 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 p 
Bushel, and that twelve Pence p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains and Livelihood which is computed as 
follows Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1 3 13 

a 4 d . ditto Brown Bread % Wheat ^ Rye Meal d. 3 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal d. 4 

Biskets of 3 Copper price d. - 10 14 

Passed on some Accounts 

The Selectmen meet to Morrow at the Town house, in order, 
agreable to the request of some Inhabitants, to remove encroach- 
ments on the Streets 

Adjourned to Monday next 3. OClock Afternoon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of all y e . Selectmen 
see proceedings Dec'em 1 . 10 th . 

[14O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 
?. 1783 Present Mess re . Dorr. 



230 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decein r . 3. 1783 
Present Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Price, Scollay, Jeffries, Price, 
Passed upon some Town Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decern 1 . 10. 1783, 
Present Mess. Scollay Dorr. Grenough, Hubbard, Price, 

On the Petition of Major Thomas Seward, Voted that he have 
the first offer of the Town shop now improved by M r . James 
Cazneau in case he quits the same 

M r . Nazro directed to inform the Cullers of Staves & Hoops, 
that they provide themselves with Brands, and apply to the Select- 
men for draughts on the Town Treasurer for the amount there- 
of 

The Selectmen on the 27*. of November last ordered the Pedlers 
to remove their Stalls and other Incumberances from Market 
Square 

M r . Nazro is directed to require the attendance of the several 
Sextons at the Selectrnens Chamber Monday next 3. O'Clock 
Afternoon 

Constables Smith, Broudens, Wendell & Whitney appointed to 
view & size Coal Baskets together with the constables of the 
Watch and the Town Clerk is to give the necessary Orders 
also with respect to trucks carrying larger weights than the Law 
allows 

M r . Nazro to direct M r . Edmunds Constable of Watch to attend 
Wednesday next on a complaint of one Morgan 

[141 .] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen DecenT. 
15. 1783 Present Mess rs . Jeffries, Grenough, Hubbard, Scollay, 
Mackay, Dorr, Price 

The Several Sextons attended as required by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 17. 1783 
Present Mess 18 : Scollay, Dorr, Jeffries, Mackay, Price, 

M r . Edmunds Constable of the North Watch attended as did 
several of his Watch, together with M r . Morgan the Complain- 
ant 

The Watchmen are to attend again next Wednesday with those 
who are now absent 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting: of the Selectmen Dec r . 18. 1783 
Present Mess Scollay, Dorr, Mackay, Hubbard, 

The following Persons were close Jurors for a Maritime Court. 
Viz 4 . 

Mess. Edward Grant 

William Ruggles 
Edward Grant 
Samuel Brown 
Samuel Gore \ 

Samuel May 
Edward Edes 
Benjamin Coolidge 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 231 

Passed upon D r . Appleton State Account amounting to 39. 
6. 7. as p Copy on file Mem , the Account was withdrawn & a 
new Acco 1 . presented March 17. 1784 in which the above sum is 
included 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 24,1783 
Present Mess 8 . Dorr, Scollay, Jeffries, Price, 

[142.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec 1 . 29. 
1783 Present Mess" : Jeffries, Grenough, Dorr, Mackay, Price, 
Scollay, Hubbard 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 P. 
bushel, and that twelve Pence P. Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains & Livelihood which is computed as fol- 
lows. Viz' 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh d. - - - 1 3-13 
a 4 d . ditto Brown Bread Wheat- Rye Meal d. - - 3 - - 
a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal do . -----4-- 
Biskets of three Coppers price ---.-..-. 10-14 
The following Persons have applied for the House where M. 
Roulsten lived Viz'. 

Deacon Williams 
Thomas Adams 
James Sumner 
Mr. Lawrence 

Thomas Walley for Daniel Kneeland 
Passed upon Accounts 

Mr. Paul Farmer was required to receive into the Alms house 
to be supported at the' charge of the State one Margaret Hay a 
poor Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Common- 
wealth Order signed by two of the Selectmen Viz 1 . M r . Scollay 
& M r . Hubbard 

N : Rouselet, approved as an Auchlioneer Francis Butter Mariner 
& Joseph Clark Shipwright are accepted as Bondsmen 
Adjourned to Fryday next 3. O'Clock Afternoon. 

[143.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 1. 
17*4 Present Mess": Mackay, Grenough, Price, Hubbard, 
Jurors drawn for Innferiour Court 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 7. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Price, Mackay, 
Jeffries 

Upon the application of M r . Bilnur de la Roche for the Select- 
men to allow a stand for a Stall in Market Square to dispose of 
Cutlery Ware <fec. it was determined that they could not grant 
it agreable to Law 

M e83rs . Joshua Eaton & William Baker apply for a License as 
Auchtioneer for the Town of Boston 



232 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 8. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Price, Mackay, 

Al r . Nazro directed to desire Deacon Prestons attendance at the 
Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday 

John Pownal & 
Isaac W T endell 

appointed to take an ac- 
count of the Irons & Posts that were provided in the Year 1774 
now standing & what the deficiency is, also to make enquiry if 
there are any Lamps in the Houses where the Irons are in the 
Neighbourhood of them 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish an Advertizem'. rela- 
tive to the Lamp Lighters in one of the Monday & Thursdays 
Papers 

The Chairman John Scollay Esq r . having received of M r . Cart- 
wriglit in December 1782. Fourteen Pounds 8/ for Interest on his 
Bond of M". Brookors Donation also of John Fullerton d. Eight 
Pounds 7/4 in the whole 22.15. 4 In March 1783. of 
Treasurer [144.] Boyer for Interest forty five pounds 2/" of John 
Sweetser P^sq r . for d. Four Pounds of John Fullerton Interest to 

the 23 d . of March Three Pounds 12/8 d . making in the whole 

75_16 1 

The above Monie was distributed as follows Viz*. 
g g> To M r . Frazier 19.. 12 
To M r . Dorr 6..18 
>. g 3 To M r . Price 6. . 18 - 
To M r . Grenough 6.. 18 
To Cap 1 . Mackay 6..18 
~ 5 3 To M r . Hubbard 6. .18 
So" To M r . Jeffries 6..18 
^* 



61 
J5 -I ^ M r . Scollay retained 14. 10-1 

-^S, -75-10-1 



Distributed to the following Persons Viz 1 . 

By M r . Scollay tp M rs . Haidy 18 

M rs . Johnson 13.. 4 

M. Sish 12.. 4 

M". Mellony 4.. 8 

M. Tayler 15.. 

M rs . Richards 19.. 4 

M. Johnson 1 19 

M rs . Tayler 1 4 

M rs . Curtis 1 10 

M. Dike 1 10 

M". Mullins l-r-10 

M r8 . Webster 1 10 

M. Messevuy? 1 7 5 

14.10.1 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 233 
i 

By Cap*. Mackay. 

of Monies rec d . of M r . Frazier part of the above 

19.. 12 Viz 1 . 

To the Widow Lee 19.4 

Widow Thompson 18 

Widow M c Elroy 194 2 16 8 

Widow Hill 12 



3-8-8 
[145.] To the Widow Sarah Thompson 1. 13.4 

Widow McElroy 1. 

Widow Lee 1. 6-8 

Widow Mary Loring .. 13-4 

Widow McLary 1. 

"Widow Sarah Gee 1.5 4 

6.18-8 

Distributed by Deacon Jeffries Viz'. 

To the Widow Lee 1.10 

Widow Weat 1.10 

Widow Usher 1.10 

Widow Wendell 1.10 

Widow Rhodes 1. 4 

6.18 

Distributed by M r . Dorr Viz* 
Of money rec d . of M r . Frazier 

being part of the aforegoing Viz*. 
Rec d . Decem r . 1782 at twice 3. 8. 8. 
Distributed Decem r . 1782 Viz, 

To Widow Susannah Clark 1. 10. 8. 

Elizabeth Stevens Daug r . ) 

of Master Wiswell } 18 

Widow Elizabeth Newhal 12 

Widow Sarah Trickey 



-3. 8. 8 



M r . Dorr distributed further March 1783 

To the Widow Susannah Clarke 2. 8 

Widow Jane Burton 18 

Widow Mary Par km an 1 2 

Widow Sarah Trickey 12 

Widow Hannah Whittle 12 

Ruth Foot sick Woman 18 

Widow Eliz* Stevens 18 

6. 18 10. 6. 8 

See Jan^. 14. 1784 

[146.] Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Jan y 14. 
1784 Present Mess" Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Dorr, Hubbard 

M r . Nicholas Rouselet, was Licensed as an Auchtioneer Decem- 
ber 29. 1783 he having given Bond according to Law 

Isaac Tnckerman Esq. (his House in Tremont Street) applies 
to the Selectmen for their approbation as a Retailer of Spirituous 
Liquors at his said House 



234 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Tnckcrman was approved accordingly as a Retailer 
M r . Nazro desired to acquaint Deacon Preston, that his attend- 
ance at the Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday is desired by the 
Selectmen 

Distributed by Deacon Grenough of M r . Brookers Donations 
Viz 1 . 

To M. Delaplace 1., 16.. 8 

ToM. Fox ].. 10 

To M. Baker .. 12 

To M r . Hickling 1.. 4 

To M. Lee 12 

ToM". Baker 12 

To M. Foye 12 

6.. 18.. 8 

See the 8 th of this Month other Entrys 
& March 3 1 1784 

Mess. Joshua Eaton & William Baker Traders were approved 
of by the Selectmen as Auchtioneers for this Town 

Passed upon D r . John Warrens State Acco'. amounting to 420. 
1.. 10 d . as P Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 21. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mack ay, Hubhard, Jeffries 

X Thorn 8 . K. Jones Auchtioneer proposes Daniel Jones Gen- 
tlemen & Lendel Pits Merch'. as their Bondsmen who was ap- 
proved as an Auchtioneer Bondsmen approved 

[147.] X Mess. John Connor & Auctioneers proposes 

Thomas Watson & James Welch Traders as his Bondsmen, they 
being approved as Auchtioneers Bondsmen approved 

X William Greanleaff Esq r . Auchtioneer proposes Nath*. Walker 
Appleton Phiscian & Thomas Daws Jun r . Esq as his Bondsmen 
he being approved as an Auchtioneer Bondsmen approved 

X John Jutau Auchtioneer proposes Samuel Brick Esq. & 
William Breck Merch 1 . as his Bondsmen, who has been approved 
as an Auchtioneer. Bondsmen approved 

X Mess", Elias Parkman & John Hinckley Auchtioneers pro- 
pose Jonathan Stoddard Gentl". & Benjamin Gorham Merch 1 . as 
his Bondsmen, they having been approved as an Auchtioneer 
Bondsmen approved 

X Mess. Peter Green & William Welch Auchtioneers propose 
Jonathan Nutting Merch 1 . & Joseph Veasey Mariner as his Bonds- 
men, they having been approved as an Auchtioneer Bondsmen 
approved 

X Battery Powers Auchtioneer proposes John Jenkins Baker 
& Battery Powers Jun r . Trader as Bondsmen he having been 
approved of as an Auchtioneer Bondsmen approved 

M r . John Lawrance proposes to the Selectmen his taking the 
charge of the Lamps as to lighting & he says lie can procure the 
Men 

M r . Isaac Wendell & John Powell proposes to the Selectmen to 
take the charge of lighting the Lamps & c . 

X John Badger Auchtioneer proposes John Leach Schoolmaster 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 235 

& Thomas Leach Founder as his Bondsmen he having been ap- 
proved as an Auchtioneer Bondsmen approved 

The Selectmen approve of Mary Jackson as an Inholder at her 
House on Dock Square in the room of her Husband deceased 

The Selectmen approve of Mary Stevens, as a Retailer at her 
House in Queen Street in the room of her late Daughter, Mary 
Roulsten deceased 

Boston ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan 7 . 22. 1784 
Present Mess. Price, 

[148.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan*. 26. 
1784. Present Mess. Dorr, Grenough, Scollay, Hubbard, Mac- 
kay, Jeffries, 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 p. 
Bushel and that twelve Pence p. Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their charges, Pains, & Livelihood, which is computed as 
follows : - Viz*. - 

Hi-'. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of White Brick Bread must weigh 1 3 13 

a 4 d . ditto f white Rye Meal 3 

a 4 d . ditto not above \ Indian 4 
Biskets of three Coppers price - d 10 14 

Mess 81 . Baker & Eaton were Licensed as an Auctioneer January 
15-1784, he having given Bond according to Law 
Passed upon accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 28, 1784 Pres- 
ent Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Scollay Hubbard 

The Committee for filling up the Dock, lodged a List of the 
Subscribers who had advanced Monies, & which they had 
received & applied, as P. said List on file. 

William Sharp is recommended by a number of the Inhabitants 
to have the charge of the Lamps as to lighting &c. 

Passed upon some Accounts 

The Town Clerk is directed to give Henry Prentice and others 
a Comm e . for filling up the Dock a draught on the Town Treasurer 
for 702.. 17.. 4.. being in part for the charge arising on filling 
up the Dock placing Rails &c. 

Passed upon two Accounts of Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms 
house amounting as p Copies on [149.] file to 1064-13-^ & 
45. 8. 10 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 4, 1784 
Present Mess Scollay, Grenough, Price, Mackay. 

Passed upon John Warrens State Accompt amounting to 438 : 
1 : 6 as p. Copy on file 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y .l 1^, 1784 Present 
Mess". Grenough, Dorr, Scollay, Jeffries, Price, Hubbard, 

The Selectmen Certified this Day that from the best information 
they can obtain they suppose a William Barker who served for 



236 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

this Town with the 6 months Men, had not till now been made up 
in any Roll 

John Reuneway offers himself as a lighter of Lamps also one 
John Cook, for the same Service 

M r . Paul Farmer was requested to receive into the Alms bouse to 
be supported at the charge of the Commonwealth one Susannah 
Franklyne Wife of John Franklyne a Stranger who has left her 
near lying in without any thing for her support Order signed by 
two of the Selectmen Viz*. M r . Scollny & M r . Hubbard 

Mem . M r . Benjamin Fessenden is indebted for Gravel taken 
from Fox Hill viz 1 . 28 load at 6 d -14/ 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 18. 1784 
Present Mess". Dorr, Grenough, Jeffries, Scollay, Price, Hubbard, 

Edward Saunders approved of by the Selectmen to Retail Spirit- 
uous Liquors at his Shop at the Head of Governor Hancocks 
Wharff 

Upon application of a number of Gentlemen the Town Clerk is 
directed to Issue a written Warrant to the Constables to warn the 
Inhabitants verbally to meet at [15O.] Faneuil Hall Monday the 
23 d . of Feb y . Ins 1 . 1 0. OClock Forenoon in order to take 
the views of the Town with respect to an illumination on Tuesday 
next on the occasion of the notification of the definitive Treaty 
of Peace. 

Passed upon John Jones's State Account amounting to jG7- 
10/ as P Copy on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 23. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Jeffries, Mackay, 
Hubbard 

Return on the perambulation was sent the Selectmen of Rox- 
bury, and a Return from them is to be received 

Passed upon Accounts 

The Governor having made application for the Hall for a pub- 
lic Dinner Liberty was accordingly granted. 

M r . Edmund Green applys for the refusal of the Store to let to 
M r . Casneau, when he leaves it provided Major Steward to whom 
it is engaged should decline it and the Selectmen Voted, that he 
should have the refusal on said Sewards declining it 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 P 
bushel, and that twelve Pence P Busel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as 
follows. Viz'. 

lb oz dr 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1 3 13 

a 4 d . ditto f Wheat Rye Meal, must weigh > 3 

a 4 d . ditto, oot above Indian d. 4 - 
Biskets of 3 Coppers price d. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 25. 1784, 
Present Mess. Dorr, Scollay, Greenough, Mackay, Jeffries 
Price, 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 237 

M r . Brick having informed the Town that he should give up the 
Store the last Day of March next the Town Clerk is directed to 
advertize it, bieng to let 

[151.] The Selectmen have agreed, that the Rents of the 
Towns Stores shall be as follows Viz'. 

The Store occupied by M r . Bowen 40 to ) /.- A 

HT u 1st ttr > oO p Annum. 

March I 81 , after that at ) 

M rs . Cazneaus from 1 st . March next 20 - d. 

Mess. Daws & Coolidges (to pay Repairs) 60 - d. 

M r . Bricks Store to be put & kept in Repair at 80 - d. 

sent. 

Upon the application of John Sweetser Esq r . he is informed that 
the Selectmen have no objection to his improve 8 , the Tomb in the 
Common burying Ground, formerly owned by John Jekyl Esq r . he 
paying the necessary Repairs, untill a Claim thereof shall be made 
by any of said Jekyls Heirs 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 28. 1784 
Present Mess. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 1. 1784 
Present Mess. Mackay, Hubbard, Grenough, Price, Jeffries, 
Several extra Jurors drawn 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 3 d . 1 784 
Present Mess 18 . Scollay, Dorr, Grenough, Mackay, Price, 
Hubbafd, 

Upon the application of M r . Henry Prentice for himself & M r . 
Enoch Brown, he is informed that the Selectmen have no objec- 
tion to their opening the Tomb antienlly belonging to one Pool in 
the Church Burying Ground so called 

Upon the application of M r . Henry Prentice for himself and M r . 
Joseph Barrel, for the Warehouse now occupied by M r . Breck, it 
was agreed by the Selectmen to give them the offer of the said 
Store at 80- P annum they putting and keeping & leaving the 
same in good repair sent 

[152.] The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant for 
the March Meeting on Monday next being the 8 th . Ins*. 9. Clock 
Forenoon 

Mess. Nennon & White to have printing of Notifications 

Voted that M r . Jeffries & be a Comm e . to wait on 

the Rev d . M r . Wight and request his opening the Town Meeting 
with Prayer 

The Old South Bell is to be rung at Nine O Clock in the 
Evening 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 4. 1 784 
Present Mess". Scollay Mackay, Hubbard, Jeffries, 

D r . Appleton informs the Selectmen that a young Woman by 
the Name of Sally Louis at a M. Sherdens House opposite Mor- 
gans Ship Yard North End, is broke out with the Small Pox ; the 
Eruption began on Tuesday Morning last 



238 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150, 

A Letter wrote Treasurer Ivers covering four Bonds given bv 
Auchtioneers Viz'. John Badgers, John Jutaus, Nicholas Rouse- 
let, Baker & Batons 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 11.1 784 
Present Mess : Jeffries, Scollay, Grenotigh, Frazier, Price, 
Lucas 

A Letter wrote Cap'. Elias Hasket Derby of Salem in answer to 
his on file relative to Lamps 

M r . Lucas a Committee to look out for a suitable place for the 
South Watch House 

[153.] M r . Lucas a Committee to wait on M r . Justice Grean- 
leaff with a complaint against one Wall for breaking into the Hos- 
pital at West Boston, when infected with the Small Pox 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 12. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Jeffries, Lucas, 
Price, 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant for calling a 
/Town Meeting on Monday next 3. O'Clock P.M. in order to 
receive the Report of the Committee appointed to draught a Letter 
in answer to a Letter from the Chairman of the Committees of the 
Towns of Medway & Wrentham relative to a County Meeting at 
Dedham the 3 d . Wednesday in March Ins'. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 17. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, 
Lucas, 

M r . Scollay as Chairman by Order of the Selectmen endorsed a 
Warr*. from Governor & Council on M r . Treasurer Ivers, for 
Wages due f r m the State to a William Barker for six months 
service being 14. 9. 7 

Passed upon Dr. Nathaniel W. Appletons State Account amount- 
ing to .)8. 14. 9 - as by a Copy yet to be given in now on file 
Mem , the Council would not pass the Acco*. but left it for y*. 
town to pay. 

The Selectmen have agreed upon the Application of M r . Vinal 
Master of the Writing School in the Common that his Son shall be 
drawn for as Usher of his School at the rate of 96 p Annum, 
to commence from the 30 th . of July last, bieng the time his Letter 
was dated praying that be might be allowed his Usher see 
Septm r . 17. 1783 

Next Wednesday assigned for making out a Warr'. for a Town 
Meeting April 5, for choice of Governor &c. 

[154.] Mess. William Patten 

Tsanc Wendell 
Earth . Broadens 

are appointed to give information & prosecute all Persons guilty 
of the breach of any By Laws more especially what respects the 
heavy Loads carried in Carts and on Trucks thro.' the Streets of 
this Town to the damage & destruction of the Pavements 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 239 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 20. 1784 
Present Mess r9 . Scollay, Price, Jeffries, Frazier, 

Information given that one Smith a Fisherman living near Han- 
cocks Wharff was broke out with the Small Pox, & also a Child of 
Services in the same Neighbourhood D r . Appleton bieng sent 
to make examination Reported that one other had the Symptoms 
of the Distemper 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sabbath Morning 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Mackay, 9. O Clock 

The Children of M r . Smith consenting that he should be re- 
moved & the Child, M r . Nazro was directed to remove Him to the 
Hospital at New Boston first seeing provision made for His recep- 
tion at the Hospital, with direction of D r . Appleton M r . Smith 
is permitted to have his own Nurse & Doctor to attend them 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sabbath Evening 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Mackay Jeffries, 
4 O Clock 

M r . Smith with the Small Pox, not being in a situation to be 
removed without indangering life Orders were given to put out 
a Flag & to erect Fences before the House & M r . Edmunds with 
were appointed a Guard to said House 

[155. J The Town Clerk directed to publish an Advertisement 
of the Circumstances 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 24. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Frazier, Grenough, Price, Jeffries, 
Macka.y, Lucas, 

Bryant Dannerly a Sick Stranger was on the 21 8t . of March Ins 1 , 
sent to the Alms house to be supported at the charge of this Com- 
monwealth Order signed by two of the Selectmen Viz'. John 
Scollay & Ezekiel Price Esq r . 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 8/ p 
Bushel, and that twelve Pence p. Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges pains & livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz'. 

Ibs. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh - - - 1. 2. 10 

a 4 d . ditto f white | Rye Meal - - - d. - - 3. 

a 4 d . ditto, not above Indian Meal - d. - - 4. -. - 

Bisket of three Coppers price - - - - d. - - -. 10. 4 

M r . Erasmus Peirce has liberty to open a Drain & Build a Dis- 
till house in Battery March 

The Chairman M r . Scollay appointed to attend the Committee 
for Auditing Accounts Fryday next 9. O'Clock 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Monday the 5 th . Day of April next bieng the 1". Mon- 
day in April next for the choice of Governer Lieutenant Governor 
& Senators 

Mess. Adams & Nource to have the printing of the Notifica- 
tions 



240 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Lucas Jeffries a committee to enquire who has the improve- 
ment of the Granary 

[156.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen by a Com- 
mittee Present Mess. Scollay 

The Committee to Audit Accounts attended, & many of the 
Selectrnens Accounts were laid before them for their inspection 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 29. 1784 
Present Mess : Scollay, Grenougli Mackay, Jeffries, Lucas, Price, 
Frazier 

The Selectmen have received 3 Casks Lamps from Salem, which 
being opened the number of the whole 

Cask d. 14-3 doz. 1 broke 

Cask d. 419-3 doz. 1 d. 

Cask d. 2 doz. none broke no mark 

The Selectmen meet to Morrow upon the Town bouse floor at 11 
OClock in order to view M r . Hunts School house 

Passed upon Accounts 

M r . Lucas a Comm 66 . to order some repairs to the Neck 

The Selectmen upon the application of Judge Wendell permits 
Domingo to live in the House in the Fort at Fort Hill he receiving 
no Inmates r Lodgers without the approbation of the Selectmen 
M r . Wendell to be accountable for the Rent which is to be settled 
hereafter 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 30. 1784 
Present Mess. Jeffries, Scollay, Price 

M r . Jeffries is requested to order the necessary Repairs to the 
S. Lattiu School House 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 31. 1784 
Present Mess. Grenough, Jeffries, Mackay, Scollay, Price, Lucas, 
The application relative to dividing the County to be taken up 
next Wednesday 

[157.] Monies received by M r . Price on Account of M rs . 
Brooke rs Donation 10 . 0. 8 

M r . Price distributed as follows Viz*. 
To the Widow Jones 
the Widow Lee 
the Widow Foster 
the Widow Stevens 
Old M r . Townsend sick & poor 
the Widow Thompson 
the Widow Emmons 
M r . Bass sick and poor 

10 -17- 4 

See Minutes January 8. 1 784 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet at the Selectmens Chamber 
next Fryday Afternoon 3. OClock P.M. 




SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 241 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 2 d . 1784 
Present Mess : Scollay Frazier, Jeffries 

The Justices & Overseers attended and a Walk or Visitation of 
the Town agreed upon to be taken as by Papers on file ma}" 
appear 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 6. 1784 
Present Mess: Scollay, Price, Mackay, Jeffries 

The Justices & Overseers attended and made return of the 
State of the several Wards, which Returns are on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 6. 1784 
Present Mess. Mackay, Grenough, Scollay, Jeffries, Lucas, 
Price, 

The Treasurer informs that M r . Mayo who holds a Stall in 
Market is sick & has not paid any Rent for some time past 

[158.] M r . Champney who improved Stalls N. 4 & 8 bieng 
dead the same are leased to M r . Robert Hews & Mr. Joseph 
Ruggles the next vacancy sent 

A William Johnson, & one Lawrence Targus Strangers, were 
permitted to continue in the Alms house where they have been 
supported for about, three months past Order signed by M r . 
Scollay M r . Grenough 

M r . Page acquaints the Selectmen that he has not improved the 
North Battery Wharff since the 1 st of December last 

The Selectmen have agreed, that M r . Page is to account' for his 
Rent to the 1 st . of Decem r . only when he quitted the premisses 
Since which it is said one Nowell has improved the said Wharff 
to whom the Town Treasurer is to apply for the Rent sent 

Cap*. Mackay & M r . Grenough a Comm 66 . to enquire of M r . 
Newell & Report what he is to pay 

The Town Clerk is to get a number of blank Assizes printed 
Mess : Russel & Ward is to have the printing 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for calling a 
Meeting, relative to dividing the County on Monday next 10. 
OClock Forenoon Mem . there is to be no printed Notifica- 
tions 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 14. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Mackay, Price, 
Jeffries. 

M r . Gardner & M r . Willson apply for a Stall in Faneuil Hall 
Market M r . Coolidge applied after them for the first vacancy 
Ralph Smith applied before either of them 

The Assessors attended at the Selectmens Chamber and ac- 
quainted them that they declined serving in the Office of Assessors 
on the terms Voted by the Town at their late Meeting 

A Letter wrote Thomas Crane Esq r . by order of the Town in 
answer to a Letter Circular Received 

[159.] M r . Carter Master of the Writing School in Queen 
Street proposes M r . Abiah Holbrook as an Usher for his School 
he having been formerly in the service of the Town 



242 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 21. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, G-renough, Price, Macka}', Lucas, 

The Selectmen have agreed that Mess 1 " 8 . Warner & Haggles 
shall have the Stalls lately improved by M r . Mayo sent 

M r . Nazro is directed to call upon M r . Appletou & others the 
Proprietors of the Drain in Atkinson Street and acquaint them 
that it is expected they immediately repair the Drain 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 23 d . 1784 
Present Mess Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Price, Mackay, Jeffries, 
Lucas, 

M r . Tukesbury is to have Deer Island this Year at 50 on the 
same conditions as the last Year sent 

The Selectmen have Agreed that the Buildings adjoining the 
Labratory near the Common is let to M r . Frothingham & others 
from the time they entered being the I 8t . November at 40 P 
Annum for the present Year sent 

M r . Nathaniel Call permitted to open & lay a drain from his 
House on Temple Street, he making good the Ground 

The Selectmen have agreed that the Masters of the Publick 
Schools &c. see below 

The Town having passed a Vote at their late Meetings that 
the Selectmen shall affix the Sum the Masters of the publick writ- 
ing Schools shall receive for instructing Youth at private hours. 
They having considered the matter do affix the price of Instruc- 
tion in private hours at twenty Shillings P Quarter for each 
Scholar 

[16O.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 26, 
1784 Present Mess: Scollay, Mackay, Lucas, Price, Grenough, 
Frazier, Jeffries, 

Passed upon Accounts 

The Selectmen have made an Estimate of the Sum necessary to 
be raised for defraying the Charges of the Present Year which 
Estimate amounts to Nine thousand four hundred & ninety five 
pounds as P Particulars on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 28. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Makay, Jeffries, Lucas, 

Benjamin Duick applys for a Stall in the Market 

M r . Tukesbury who improves Deer Island has the leave of the 
Selectmen to permit Mess. Edward Wilds Joseph Sergeant & 
Gersham Spear to take off Ballast from said Island at such places 
& in such quantitys as the said Tukesbury shall Judge will not be 
detrimental to the Island they paying the Town Treasurer therefor 
once a quarter at the rate of three Shillings P Load, M r . Tukes- 
bury to Certify the Treasurer the number of Loads each one is to 
be accountable for they are also to pay the Treasurer for the Bal- 
last they have taken off the Island previous to this time sent 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse 
one Naucy Gibling a Stranger she being inferm and not having 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 243 

wherewithall to support herself Order dated the 1 st Sep r last and 
signed by two of the Selectmen viz 1 . M r . Scollay & M r . Mack ay 

M r . Hanilia has liberty to dispose of one of the Town Bulls on 
the best terms he can 

Upon Settling the Account of Vegetables with M r . Isaac Pierce 
it appeared that he had to account with the Treasurer for 1018^ 
Paper Dollars sent 

[161.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 5. 
1784 Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Price, Lucas, Makay, 
Jeffries, Frazier, 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 P 
Bnsliel, and that twelve pence P Bushel be allowed to tne Bakers 
for their charges pains & livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick B'ead must weigh 1.. 3 . 13 

a 4 d . ditto f White i Rye Meal d. - 3.. -.. 

a 4 d . ditto not above ^ Indian Meal d. 4..-. 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price d. 10.. 14 

William Lovering approved of as a retailer of Spirituous Liquors 
the remainder of the Year at a House in Orange Street improved 
lately by M r . Henry White, who was licensed to retail the present 
Year , 

Cap'. Maekay & M r . Frazier a Committee to view the Town 
Shops near Consert Hall & Report 

The Town Clerk to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting, on 
Tuesday next bieng the 21 st . Instant 10. O Clock Forenoon for the 
choice of Representatives &c. 

Mess". Russel : & Warden to have the printing of the Notifica- 
tions 

M r . Lucas & Deacon Jeffries a Committee to wait upon the 
Rev d . M r . Everet and to desire him to open the insuing 

Town Meeting with Prayer 

M r . Price a Committee to apply to M r . Payne the Attorney Gen- 
eral as Council for M r . Smith a measurer of Coal Baskets 

It bieng represented to the Selectmen that the Proprietors of 
the Tombs on the South side of the Burial Ground at the bottom 
of the Common have neglected causing a Brick Wall to be 
Erected. The Selectmen give notice to said Proprietors that they 
cause said Wall to be erected as soon as may be sent 

[162.] M r . Scollay & M r . Frazier a Committee to view the 
Reservoir at New Boston near Deacon Newells & Report 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 12, 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Jeffries, Lucas 

Isaac Tuckerman approved of as an Inholder at his House in 
Tremont Street the Cirtificate given him the 14 th . of last Janu- 
ary, approving of & recommend*, him as a Retailer for said House 
was withdrawn 

M r . Scollay & M r . Frazier appointed to get the Tinwork & 



244 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Ironwork necessary for the Lamps, done on the best terms they 
can. 

M r . Caleb Bingham approbated by the Selectmen to keep a 
private School for the instruction of young Ladys in the useful 
branches of Reading writing &c. 

Passed upon Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house State 
Accounts amounting to 908. 10. 3. and 48. 12. 9 -as p Copies 
thereof on file 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 14 th . 1784 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Mackay 

M r . Pgul Farmer required to receive into the Almshouse one 
George Lindors a Stranger & not an Inhabitant of any Town in 
this Commonwealth, neither had he wherewithall to support him- 
self Order signed by two of the Selectmen Viz 1 . M r . Scollay 
& Cap'. Mackay 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 19. 1784. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, 
Frazier, 

M r . Hamlin the Hayward is permitted to exchange one of the 
Town Bulls with M r . Hollis. 

[163.] Voted that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a 
Town Meeting, May 29 relative to Assessors pay no Notifica- 
tions to be printed 

Voted that Benj a . Hitchbourn Esq r . be desired to deliver an 
Oration on Monday the 5 th Day of July next in commemoration of 
the declaration of our Independence agreable to a Vote of the 
Town passed the 5 th . of July last 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 27. 1784. 
Present Mess". Lucas, Jeffries, Grenough, Frazier, Mackay, 
Scollay 

The Town Clerk was directed to furnish M r . Shermin School 
Master with a Copy of the Town Vote respecting the price of 
Instruction sent 

M r . Scollay & M r . Lucas a Committee to confer with M r . Curtis, 
relative to a peice of Land the Selectmen are im powered by a 
Vote of the Town passed May last to Lease to him or any otlier 
Person on certain conditions 

Cap 1 . George Ridgway of Engine N. 6 applies for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first on the 
Fire which lately broke out at a House in Temple Street drawn 
for 

Voted, that he have a draught on the Treasurer for the sum of 
thirteen Shillings and four Pence, bieng the Premium allowed by 
the Town 

Monies received by M r . Lucas on Account of M rs . Brookers 
Donation 2 . 13. 4 



M r . Lucas distributed as follows Viz'. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 245 

To Elizabeth Boon -13. A 

To Samuel Procter 6.. 8 

To M r . Fnst 6.. 8 

To the Widow Searls 6.. 8 

To Mary Rice 6/8 M r . Rex 6/8 Widow Thomp- 
son 68 1 

2. 13. 4 
see Page 

[164.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 31. 
178t Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Frazier, Jeffries, Mackay, 
Lucas 

M r . Scollay received of John Fullerton, for two Years Interest 
of his Bond bieng part of M". Brookers Donation 7.. 4 

And the same was given to the Selectmen to be by them dis- 
tributed among poor Widows &c. Viz'. 
Mr. Scollay l.. 4 

Mr. Price 1..10 

Mr. Frazier 1..10 

Mr. Mackay 1..10 

Mr. Jeffries 1..10 

7..4 

M r . Nazro directed to request M r . Hodsons attendance at the 
Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday 

M r . Frazier & M r . Scollay a Committee to order the necessary 
Repairs to the Buildings belonging to the Town, opposite Consert 
Hall 

Selectmen appoint one King to stand upon the Neck and pre- 
vent the Cows coming from Roxbury into the Commons of this 
Town 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 2 d . 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Greuough Jeffries, 

W m . Dawes desires leave to open the Drain in Distill house 
Square near the Mill Pond Granted upon Condition that he fill 
it again & put the ground in like good order it now is. 

M r . James Gorden applies for a License as an Auchtioneer in this 
Town 

And he was approved accordingly 

[165.] M r . Davis and others have agreed with the Selectmen 
that The Hon bl . Jonathan Greanleaff Esq r . Ebenezer Wales and 
Martin Brimmer Esq r . shall settle the matter of Claim &c. for 
their right in the Town Dock which has been filled up agreeable 
to a vote of the Town 

M r . China who officiated formerly for Master Holbrook, 

applys for the approbation of Selectmen to open a School- 
Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 5. 1784 
Present Mess: Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Price, Frazier 

The Selectmen having received proposals from a number of 
Printers for the printing the Free Plans relative to Incorporating 



24'J CITY DOCUMENT No. loO. 

the Town into a City It appeared that M r . Fulsoms was the 
lowest, being 3/4 p pamplet for 2500 he to deliver them on 
Tuesday & Wednesday next to the Constable 

The Town Clerk was directed to furnish M r . Fulsom with said 
Plans And to give directions to the Constables to disperse the 
same amongst the Inhabitants as soon as they are printed for 
which trouble they are to have a reasonable allowance 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 9. 1784 
Present Mess : Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Price, Mackay, 
Jeffries 

M r . Paul Farmer required to receive into the Almshouse several 
Persons not Inhabitants of any Town in this State, neither having 
wherevvithall to support themselves Viz 1 . 

By an Order May 25. 1784 one Peter Boyer a Boy of nine 
Years Age signed Scollay. Mackay Selectmen 

By an Order May 26. 1784 one Michael Melony sick & under 
the Doctors hands signed Scollay, Mackay Selectmen 

By nn order June 5. 1784 one Dennis Burns in a Suffering 
Condition signed Scollay, Price Selectmen 

M r . James Gorden Auchtioneer, proposes. Stephen Gore Currier 
Benjamin Goldthwait Inholder as his Bondsmen, for the faithful 

discharge of his duty 

see Page the 

[166.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 
16. 1784 Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Jeffries, 
Lucas 

M r . Samuel Ballard desires liberty to open a Drain in Cross 
Street Granted upon condition that he fill up the same again, 
and cause it to be paved 

M r . George Hamlin Hayward is directed by the Selectmen to 
acquaint such of the Inhabitants as have Cows going on the Com- 
mons, that unless they pay to the said Hayward the Sums assessed 
upon the Owners of the Cows for the support of the Bulls said 
Bulls will be sold and no others provided 

Cap'. Mackay & M r . Grenough a Committee to view the Build- 
ings on the North Battery Wharff, & to Report what is proper to 
be done relating to them 

The Bondsmen proposed by M r . James Gorden as Auchtioneer 
the 9 th of June Inst 1 . are approved of by the Selectmen & the 
Town Clerk is directed to make out his Bnds 

The Selectmen have agreed to visit Deer Island on the 29 th of 
J-me Inst 1 . the Boat to be at the Town Dock, and to set off from 
the Wharff at 9. O Clock the Company to meet at the Select- 
mens Chamber 

The Selectmen have agreed to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 14 th . of July next sent y e Masters 

M r . Lewis Hoyt Merchant applies for a License as Auchtioneer 
and proposes Daniel Jones Gentlemen & Thomas K. Jones 
Merch*. as his Bondsmen and they were approved of by the 
Selectmen 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 247 

Cap*. Hinckley having complained of Dirts bieng thrown on the 
Ground near the Market An Advertizement was drawn up by 
his desire & given him to get the same printed & posted up he 
agreeing to defrey y e charge 

[167.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 23 d . 
1784 Present Mess. John Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Price, 
Lucas, Frazier 

The Town Clerk directed to apply to the Attorney General to 
draw up Bonds of Arbitration relative to dispute with Abuttors on 
the Dock 

Voted, that application be made to two Gentlemen of the Law 
in order to draw up a Code of By Laws for the better Govern- 
ment of the Town 

Voted, that M r . Scollay & M r - Price be a Comiu ee . for the pur- 
pose 

Voted, that John Lucas Esq r . be a Committee to apply to Col. 
Procter, for such Obligations as he may have in his hands for the 
delivery or return of the Small Arms & c . furnished the several 
Captains of the Boston Regiment and that such Obligations as 
shall be given in by the Col. be put in Suit 

M r Grenough & Cap*. Mackay, a Committee to view the North 
Battery House Report. That they have viewd said House & are 
of Opinion that it is for the interest of the Town that the said 
House be disposed of for the most it will fetch 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 28. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Jeffries, Macka3". 

Passed upon Accounts 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant without Notifica- 
tions for a Town Meeting the 5 th . of July next. 

M r . Price appointed to apply to a Gentleman of the Law to defend 
the Watchmen in a suit commenced against them by one Boot 

[168.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 30. 
1784 Present Mess rs . Scollay, Jeffries, Grenough, Mackay r 

Passed upon Accounts 

Passed" upon D r . Townsend & Homans State Account for attend- 
ance at the Hospitalat New Boston in 1776 amounting as by 
Copy on file to 22.12 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen July 7. 1784 Pres- 
ent Mess rs . Grenough, Scoilay, Jeffries, Mackay Price, 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 
P. Bushel, and that twelve Pence P Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as fol- 
lows Viz'. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread, must weigh 1. 3 13 

a 4 d . Ditto f Wheat Rye Meal d. 4. - - 

a 4 d , Ditto not above \ Indian Meal d". 4. 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price d. - 10. 14 



248 Crrr DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen agree to build a bead at the bottom of South 
Street bounding on the Sea, provided Mess". Wheeler & Ruggles 
pay two thirds of the Expence the said Wheeler & Ruggles to 
cause the same to be done 

The Selectmen Agree that if the Abutters on Balls Alley will 
pave the same, the Town will allow one third part of the expense 
thereof 

It is agreed with M r . William Lowder to compleat the Lamps 
fit to be lighted that is the Tin work and to deliver the same at 
such place as the Selectmen shall direct at the rate of four Shillings 
& six pence each Lamp the number to be 50. at the least 

The Collectors to be notified agreable to the Act of the General 
Court passed the last Session 

[169.] Cap'. Mackay & M r . Grenongh a Committee to view 
Atkinson Street & Report what is proper to be done as to the 
Pavement 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 13 d . 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Mackay, Jeffries, 

M r . John Winthrop is permitted to alter the run of the gutter 
from Cap 1 . Lanes Pump, untill it comes into his former course 

M r . Lucas & the Chairman a Committee to order repairs to the 
top of Beacon Hill to prevent it wasting by the Rains 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 26. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Jeffries Greuough, Mackay, Price, 

M r . Nazro directed to require the attendance of the Collectors 
next Wednesday Week 

M r . Joseph Brightmann applys for liberty to set up a private 
School at the North part of Boston to teach Youth to write 
Cypher, English Grammar &c. 

Liberty is accordingly granted upon condition of his complying 
with the orders of the Town with respect to the price of teaching 
Scholars &c. 

D r . Smith and others Subscribers for planting another Row of 
Trees in the Common &c. under the direction of the Selectmen, 
had liberty accordingly 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 26. 1784 
Present Mess". Mackay Jeffries, Frazier, Gre*nough, Scollay, 

M r . Nazro directed to call upon Cap' .-Smith and require his 
attendance at the Selectmens Chamber on Wednesday next 

[17O.J M r . Jacob Rhodes prays leave to open his Drain from 
his House formerly the Two Palaverers 

Liberty was granted on conditions that the Ground be made 
good & the Pavement restored to the satisfaction of the Select- 
men 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 25. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Jeffries, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries 
"" Cap'. Hunt of Engine N. 2. proposes William Doaks as a suita- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 249 

We Person for his Engine Company, and he was approved of ac- 
cordingly 

M r . Tuckerraan applies to the Selectmen for liberty to erect a 
Building on the Towns Flats behind his House South End 

Nathaniel Davis applys for the purchase of a piece of the 
Towns Land without the Fortification 

The Selectmen approve of Cap 1 . John M c .farlaud being a 
Measurer of Salt & Coal for the Town of Boston 

Passed upon Thomas Moores State Account amounting to 1. 
3. 6 a Copy is to be left on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 4. 1784 
Present Scollay Grenough Frazier Price & Jeffries 

M r . John Fox is appointed Usher of the "Writing School in 
Queen Street he having produced Credentials of his Abilities & 
good Moral Character from the Rector & Tutor of the Academy 
of Plainficld 

List of Licensed Persons in 1783 given into the Selectmen & to 
be acted upon next Tuesday 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 10. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Jeffries, Frazier, Grenpugh, 

Passed upon the List of Licensed Persons for the last year and 
made return to the Justices of the Court of Sessions [171.] And 
approved of a number of new ones as p Copy on file 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish Aclvertizement relative 
to Auchtioneers drawn up by the Selectmen in Adams & Nurses 
Paper & M r . Edse's Paper 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 11. 1784. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries 

M r . George Thomas has been recommended by the Selectmen 
to the Justices of the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace as 
a suitable Person to be appointed one of the Measurers of Salt 
Coal & Grain 

M r . Scollay and Jeffries a Committee to order Rails for the se- 
curity of the Trees, near the Common burial Ground 

M r . Thomas Bayley proposes as his Bondsmen Mem , no 
one was proposed 

M r . Crafts M r . Ridgway & M r . Roby are to have the finishining 
of all the Lamps so far as relates to the business of a Tin Man 
hanging up at 4/6 p Lamp 

The Town Clerk is directed to issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting next Tuesday bieng the 17 th . of August Ins'. 10 O Clock 
Forenoon 

Mess. Powers & Willis bad the printing of the Notifications 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 18. 1784. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Price, 

M r . George Richards applys to the Selectmen for Liberty to 
open a School in Leaverets Lane for reading writing, Arithmetic 
& English Grammar. 



250 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Approved see August 25 

[172.] M r . Daniel Parker a Collector of Taxes proposes 
George Makepeace Miller, & Caleb Loring Merchant as his Bonds- 
men disapproved 

M r . Thomas Bayley gentleman proposes, Ephraim Copeland 
Gentleman & James Bayley as his Bondsmen. 

Approved of by the Selectmen. 

M r . Charles Williams Gentleman one of the Collectors pro- 
poses, & Benjamin Edes Printer as his Bondsmen 

M r . James Thompson Distiller proposes Josiah Waters Sen*. 
Esq r . Josiah Waters Jun r . Esq r . as his Bondsmen Approved of 
by the Selectmen 

M r . Scollay & M r . Jeffries a Committee to erect a Fence in 
Common Street to secure y e . Trees 

The Selectmen gave a Certificate that Abigail Jenks now 
Abigail Deane was the Mother of John Jenks a Minor, who as 
they are informed sayled in the Protector Cap*. Foster Williams 
& in their Opinion ought to receive his wages 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 20. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Jeffries, Mackay, Price. 

Agreed upon a Visit to .Rainsfords Island next Fryday 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 25, 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Jeffries, Mackay, 

M r . William Fallastohave a draft next Draught Day for 174.. 
0-. 4 d . Mem , the Treasurer for a Quarters Salary 

M r . George Richards, approved as a private School Master 
in this Town on the same conditions as are the other private 
Schoolmasters [173.] agreable to a late Vote of this Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 30 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Frazier, 
Price. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 P 
Bushel, and that twelve Pence P Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains & Livelihood which is computed as follows 
Viz*. 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1.. 3.. 13 

a 4 d . ditto | Wheat Rye Meal must weigh 3.. -.. 

a 4 d . ditto, not above \ Indian Meal cl. 4.. -.. 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price d. 10.. 14 

Passed upon Accounts 

M r . Jacob Rhodes has hired the North Battery Wharff and the 
Warehouse upon it at 24 P Annum, the Rent to commence the 
1 st . of August Instf. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 1, 1784 
Present Mess" Jeffries, Scollay, Grenough, 

M r . John Smith who has been sometime past in the Almshouse 
on the State Acco'. is permitted to leave said House he being now 
able to return to France 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 251 

Elias Tuckerman to have the painting of the Lamps Tops he 
having engaged to do the same at four Pence p Lamp 

M r . Coleman applies to the Selectmen for liberty to open a pri- 
vate Drain from his in Long Lane into the Common Shore 
Granted upon conditions that the Ground and pavement is re- 
stored to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

M r . Farmer permitted to supply M r . John Smith one of the 
State Poor with Sea Stores to the amount of Eight Dollars he 
having a passage given him to France 

[174.] The Haywiirds are permitted to apply to Judge Sulli- 
van as a Town Lawyer, on Acco 1 . of a dispute relative to impound- 
ing a horse 

M r . Samuel Cheney appointed Master of the South "Writing 
School for three months commencing this Day, on the conditions 
of late Town Vote. 

The consideration of Rent for the Schoolhouse is referred to a 
full Board 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 8. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Greuough, Jeffries, Frazier 

M r . Elisha Sigorney asks liberty to open a drain from his 
House in Southwicks Court to the Common Shore in Cam- 
bridge Street Granted, on condition that the Ground be repaired 
to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

Major White applies to the Selectmen that some Gravel may 
be laid upon Short Street, it being greatly out of Repair sup- 
poses the charge will not be more than five pounds 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 9. 1784 
Present Mess : Scollay, Frazier, Mackay, Price, 

M r . Parker a Collector proposed a number of Persons for his 
Bondsmen which were not approved of by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sept r . 13. 1784 
Present Mess 9 . Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Price. 
Six extra Jurymen chosen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r 15. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Mackay, Frazier, Price, 

M r . George Makepeace, applies to the Selectmen for liberty to 
carry a platform from his House on the side of the Creek near 
the Draw-Bridge, for a passage into his Yard Liberty granted 
untill otherwise altered 

[175.] The Tanners apply to the Selectmen for their orders 
to the Butchers who occupy Stalls at Faneuil Hall Market to sup- 
ply them with Hides as they are obliged to 

Upon the application of M r . Coohdge & others M r . Scollay, & 
Frazier are appointed to view & make inquiry respecting Pitts 
Lane so called. 

M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Alms house was required to 
receive into the Almshouse one Mary Cavener a poor Stranger & 
not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Commou wealth 



252 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Order signed by two of the Selectmen Viz'. M r . Scollay & 
Capt'. Mackay 

Voted, that the Town Clerk be directed to draw for the future in 
favor of M r . Tileslons Usher, from the 1 st of Septem r . Ins', at the 
rate of 1 00 PA nnum 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price appointed to view the Street near 
Olivers Dock 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 1. 1784 
Present Mess rs . Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Price, Jeffries, 

Charlotte & Jane Caroline Sutherland upon their application, 
approved of to keep a School for teaching Young Ladys to 
embroidering work &c. 

The Persons proposed by M r . Parker as his Bondsmen not 
having' signed he proposed Paul Dudley Sergeant Esq. & 
Thomas Sherburne Merch'. as his Bondsmen which are approved 
of b} T the Selectmen 

Agreed that a Watch House be built over the opening between 
Arnold Wells Esq r . & M r . Knaps Store in Orange Street, taking 
care that the Water Courses be not interrupted & that the Build- 
ing be carried on under the direction of John Lucas Esq r . 

[176.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 24. 
!^4 Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, 

Met & conferred with the Referrees on the part of the 
Town &c. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 27. 1784 
Present Mess". Grenough, Scollay, Price, Mackay, Frazier 

Voted, that the Lamps be put up & lighted in the several parts 
of the Town as soon as may be that suitable Persons be employed 
for that purpose and that the whole of said Business be under the 
care & direction of John Scollay Esq r . he to have a reasonable 
allowance for his Expence time and trouble therein 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 29. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Price, Mackay, Jeffries, 

M r . Scollay is appointed by the Selectmen to procure of M r . 
Foster or any other Person, as many Lamps as may be wanted 
for lighting the Town 

M r . Robert Hews complains to the Selectmen that a Slaughter 
House is erecting in Pleasant Street contrary to Law & prays the 
notice of the Selectmen 

Upon the application of the Abutters on Atkinson Street The 
Selectmen agree that the several Abutters cause such Repairs to 
be made in the pavement in Atkinson Street & in clearing nnd 
repairing the Drain in the same Street so that the whole expence 
thereof exceed not the sum of Sixty Pounds ; and that when the 
same is compleated the Towns Just proportion thereof shall be 
paid by an order on the Treasury to be granted in October 1 785 

[177.] M r . Price is appointed to direct Gravel to be laid 
upon the upper part of Kilby street, for the repair thereof 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 253 

The Selectmen having information that M r . Oliver Vose is Erect- 
ing a Slaughter House in Pleasant Street contrary to a Law of 
this Commonwealth they give him notice not to proceed therein as 
he would avoid the penalty of the Law 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Oct. 7. 1784 
Present, Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Price, Mackay, JeiTries, 

M re . Lobdell Wife of Lobdell of Hull, applies to the Select- 

men for their approbation in her keeping a Tavern on Minots T 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Oct r . 13. 1784 
Present Mess". Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Frazier, 

M r . Seollay is to have a draft next Draught Day for 28-5 
drawn for 

The Selectmen approbate Robert Hodge as an Inholder in his 
House in Corn Court Also M r . John Burbeck as a Retailer of 
Rum etc. at his Shop the bottom of Black Horse Lane 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 20. 1784 
Present Me*s : Seollay, Grenough, Jeffries 

Passed upon M r . Paul Farmer Keeper of the Almshouse two 
State Accounts amounting to 927 16 10 d 3/4 & 47. 5/ 

[178.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 25. 
1784 Present Mess : Seollay, Mackay, Price, Grenough, 

M r . Paul Farmer directed to receive into the Almshouse to be 
supported at the charge of this State one Esther Laha a Stranger 
& not an Inhabitant of any Town in this State neither had she 
wherewithall to support herself 

The Selectmen Certify that John Gilbert Brother in Law to 
Michael Edwards who lately died in the Continental service is in 
their Opinion the proper Person to receive what may be due to 
him for wages in said service 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 27. 1784 
Present Mess : Seollay, Grenough, Jeffries, Mackay, Price, 

M r . Paul Farmer directed to receive into the Alms House to be 
supported at the charge of this State, one Richard Hubbard a sick 
Stranger, who is not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Comruon- 
wealtli, neither has he wherewithall to support himself Order 
signed by M r . Seollay & M r . Frazier 

Upon application of Cap 1 . Partridge one of the Committee of the 
Old Brick, that tlie Clock in said Church may be repaired at the 
charge of the Town the Selectmen consented thereto provided 
the charge shall not exceed fifteen Dollars 

The Selectmen have appointed Cap 1 . Jacob Gould to be Con- 
stable of the Town Watch, at the South part of the Town a 
great number of the Inhabitants of that end of the Town having 
recommended him as a suitable Person for that Office 

M r . Seollay & Frazier appointed to direct with respect to a 
Gutter being paved at Goochs Lane New Boston 



254 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[179.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Oct r . 27. 
1784 Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Frazier, 
Jeffries, 

Passed on some Acco*. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 3. 1784. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, 

The Selectmen have set the Rent of the Houses & Shops near 
Consert Hall the same to commence the 1 st . of December next 
Viz'. 
The House improved by M r . Stevens 15 - p Annum 

The House d. by M r . Moulens & Sister 15 -p d. 

The largest Shop d. by M r . Gipson 9 - p d. 

The Shop cl. by M r . Adlington 6-p d. 

The Shop d. by M r . Parker which a 

Nazro has? 6-p d. 

sent 

Cap*. Jacob Gould Constable of the South Watch gave in the 
Names of Persons suitable for said Watch, which Persons were 
also presented to the Selectmen for their Approbation Viz 1 . 
Mess. William Sharp 
John Powell 
Timothy Conner 
James Collins 
Jacob Hederick 
and they were approved accordingly 

The Resevoir in Long Lane is to be repaired under the direction 
of M r . Price one third of the Expence thereof to be def reyed 
by the Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 10. 1784 
Present Mess". Grenongh, Price, Scollay. Jeffries, 

M r . Thomas Magner pray'd liberty July 7 to open a Drain 
from his house in Lindels Row cross Kilby Street to Olivers 
Dock 

Liberty was accordingly granted upon the usual Conditions 

[18O.] M r . Edward Blanchard prays allowance for his selling 
Spirituous Liquors at his Store on the North side the Town Dock 
and he was approved accordingly 

Rev d . Mr. Croswell having applied to the Selectmen for liberty 
for his Congregation to meet with him at the South Grammar 
School for the purpose of preaching during the Winter Months 
their Building being much out of Repair, 

Liberty was accordingly granted ,_ on condition that any dam- 
age that shall arise, be made good 

M r . John Scollay to have a draught the next draught Day on 
the Town Treasury for twenty seven pounds out of the Lamp 
Money 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 p 
Bushel and that twelve Pence p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as 
follows Viz'. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1784. 255 

lb. oz. dr. 

A 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1. 3.13. 

A 4 d . ditto | Wheat Rye Meal d. 3. 

A 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal d. 4. - . - 

Biskets of three Coppers price must weigh . 10. 14 

M r . Matthew Nazro appointed by the Selectmen to Warn 
Strangers to depart the Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 17. 1784 
Present Mess 1 " 8 . Scollay, Grenough, Price, Mackay, 

M r . Boynton one of the Grand Jury gave notice to one of the 
Selectmen, that the Town were without Stocks for the punishment 
of Drunkards 

[181.] Upon complaint of the Inhabitants that M r . Hudson 
had in digging Gravel, made several Pitts which in the Night 
Season especially indangered the Limbs of the Inhabitants 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price a Committee to examine into this 
matter & M r . Nazro is directed to give M r . Hudson notice, that 
his attendance is desired at the Selectmens Chamber next Wednes- 
day 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse to 
be supported at the expence of this State one Betsy Ryly & her 
Son David Ryly being poor Strangers & not Inhabitants of any 
Town in this State Order signed by M r . Scollay & M r . Price 
two of the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 24. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Price, Frazier 

M r . William Tracy Applies to the Selectmen for their approba- 
tion as an Auchtioneer for the Town of Boston 

M r . Tracy proposes Norton Brailsford Gentleman & John Tufts 
Ihholder, both of Boston as his Bondsmen 

Complaint lodged with the Judge of Probate for the County of 
Suffolk, that M r . Charles Simpson of this Town Blacksmith ac- 
cording to the Representation of his Wife & Several of the Neigh- 
bours is wasting his Substance by Idleness & drinking, & 
thereby wasting his Substance to endangering his Family, coming 
to want & giving it as their Opinion that he should be proceeded 
with as a late Law of this State in such Cases provides for 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 29. 1784 
Present Mess. Grenough. Scollay, Mackay, Jeffries, Price, 

M r . Tracys Bondsmen for himself as an Auchtioneer were ap- 
proved of by the Selectmen & the Town Clerk is directed to take 
the usual Bonds 

[182.] M r . Shubal Hews applies to the Selectmen for their 
approbation of him as Inspector of Barrels of Pork Beef & Fish, 
for this Town 

The Town Clerk directed to insert in one of the Public News 
Papers, the By Law relative to unruly Dogs 

Boston Ss : At the Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 1. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, 



256 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Hammet applied sometime since to be appointed Inspector 
of Beef & c . 

Cap'. Roger Bartlet applies by Isaac Smith Esq r . to be ap- 
pointed a Cutter of Fish 

And was approved of by the Selectmen sent 

Voted, that the Town Clerk have a Draught on the Town 
Treasurer for three Quarters Salary the present Year as by a Vote 
of the Town 112.107 

Vcted that M r . Samuel Feno who works at the S. Lattin 
School have a draft in part of what is due to him for 9 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 6. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Jeffries, Mackay, 

M r . Arron May, bieng the highest bidder for the Hay Scales, 
all the former Bidders bieng present M r . May is to have the same 
at 207 P annum, he to give Bonds for the faithful discharge 
of his duty & making due payment quarterly 

M r . Paul Farmer directed to receive into the Almshouse to be 
supported at the charge of this State one Mary Pool who is a 
Stranger & in distressed Circumstances Order signed by M r . 
Scollay & Cap'. Mackay 

Gushing & Boit applies to the Selectmen for liberty to open the 
Main Shore from Temple Street to Mill Pond 

[183.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec 1 ". 
8. 1784 Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Grenough Jeffries 

A number of Persons from the South part of the Town waited 
upon the Selectmen, and informed that as M r . Cheneys Quarter 
had expired ; they wished that M r . Richards might be appointed 
Master of said School at that part of the Town 

Upon the application of M r . Cushing & Boits they are permitted 
to open the Main Drain on Common Shore from Temple Street to 
Mill Pond ; they observing the directions of the Law, and making 
good the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select- 
men 

M r . William Fallas chosen one of the Collectors of Taxes for 
the Year 1782 having produced the County Town & State 
Treasurers Receits in full for the Sums committed to him to Col- 
lect of the Inhabitants the Town Clerk was directed to give up to 
said Fallas, the Bonds given by him as Collector 

Cap'. Manasseh Masters approved of a Surveyor of Pork & Beef 
& Barrel'd Fish for this Town the Oath has been administred by 
M r . Justice Noyes 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 15. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries, 

A Petition received from a Number of Persons nt the South End, 
who have Children at D r . Cheneys Writing School, praying that 
that he may be continued for at least six Months longer as Master 
of said School 

M r . Scollay & Jeffries a Comm: to wait on the Justices to con- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 257 

fer with them relative to the Disorders that take place ou Christ- 
mass & N Years Nights in order to prevent them 

A Petition from a number of Inhabitants that a Tallow Chand- 
lers Works may not be erected in a Street [184.] called near 
Lendels Row 

M r . Shubal Hews appointed a Surveyer of Poik Beef & barreld 
Fish for this Town 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 22. 1784 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Jeffries, 

M r . Paul Farmer was required to receive into the Almshouse one 
LucyMelloni Wife of Michael Mellouy a Stranger and his Child of 
near three Years of Age, She bieng inferm & in suffering Circum- 
stances, there to be supported at the charge of this State. Order 
signed Decem. 23 d . by two of the Selectmen M r . Scollay & Cap*. 
Mackay 

In consequence of a Petition from a number of Inhabitants 
M r . Thorn 8 . Johnson who has erected works in a Building near 
Lindells Row for carrying on the business of a Tallow Chandler 
without consent of the Selectmen, was sent for and cautioned 
against carrying on that business as he would avoid the penalty of 
the Law being a Stranger, the said Law was read, to him 

An Advertisement was sent to Adams & Nurses Printing Office, 
relative to Persons entering Houses & parading the Streets in dis- 
guise on Christmass & N. Years Evening 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 27. 1784 
Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Mackay, Jeffries, 
Passed upon Accounts x 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Dec r . 29. 1784 Pres- 
ent Mess". Grenough, Mackay, Jeffries Scollay, Frazier, 

[185.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan 5. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Frazier Jeffries 

M r . Joseph Loring applys to the Selectmen for their appointing 
him an Inspector of Barrel'd Bi j ef Fish Pork & c . And he was 
approved of accordingly & sworn by John Brown Esq r . 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread he set at Wheat at 7/6 p 
Bushel, and that twelve pence p Bushel be allowed to the Rakers 
for their Charges Pains and Livelihood ; which is computed as 
follows Viz*. 

Ibs. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1. 3. 13 

a 4 d . Ditto 3/4 Wheat 1/4 Rye Meal - d. - .3. 

a 4 d . Ditto, not above 1/2 Indian Meal d. 4. 

Biskets of three Coppers price - - d. - 10. 14 

Cap'. Hunt of Engine N. 2. proposes Seth Webber & Thomas / 
Page as Engine Men for his company in the room of Dicks and 
John Bouve and they were approved of accordingly 

Applicatioa made for Mr. Haislet holding Lectures in Faneuil 
Hall twice a Week 



258 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen having considered said Application, declined giv- 
ing thier consent thereon ; they having declined applications of a 
similar nature 

Voted, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing next Tuesday 3. O Clock P. M. 

M r . Peter Edes had the printing of the Notifications 

[186.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 11, 
1785 Present Mess". Scollay, Mackay, Jeffries 

M r . Paul Farmer was directed to receive into the Almshouse to 
be supported at the charge of this State one Abigail Pierce a 
poor Stranger M r c Scollay & M r . Mackay, signed the Order. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectn en Jau y . 13. 1785 
Present Mess 8 : Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Frazier 

The Committee to make answer to a Petition of thirteen Towns 
to the General Court for repeal or alteration of the Law relative 
to the Market attended 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 17. 1785 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Mackay, Jeffries 

Cap'. Noah Stoddard in 17 Days from Halifax informs that his 
Brother Henry, who came in his Brigantine from Halifax which 
arrived last Thursday Week, & is now at his House has broke out 
with the Small Pox ; and that a Child & several others in the 
House are liable to the infection, who have liberty to go to the 
Hospital at their own Expence 

D r . Appleton informs that a Negro Man on board Cap 1 . Star- 
buck, Brig e . from Philadelphia has broke out with the small Pox ; 
no one on board is liable to the infection neither is the brig 
supposed to be any ways infected 

Orders were given M r . Nazro to see him conveyed with care to 
the Hospital as also M r . Henry Stoddard, who came in the 
Halifax Vessel 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan v . 18. 1784 
Present Mess 1 ' 8 . Scollay 

[187.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 19. 
1785 Present Mess". Scollay, Grenough, Frazier, Jeffries 

M r . John Carteret, Cooper appointed by the Selectmen one of 
the Inspectors of Barreld Beef Pork & Pickled Fish has been 
sworn 

A Letter was wrote the Selectmen of Watertown in answer to 
one received, relative to a Samuel Avery who they supposed to be- 
an Inhabitant of this Town, but the Selectmen apprehend they are 
mistaken 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 26. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay Grenough, Frazier, Mackay, Jeffries 

Passed upon John Jones State Account amounting to 8 
as by Copy on file 

Grand Jurors chosen & Petit Jurors, for Febuary Court 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 259 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan. 31. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Gi enough, Frazicr, Mackay, Jeffries 
Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 2 d . 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, 



Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feby. 8. 1785 
Present Mess. Grenough, Mackay, Scolloy, Price, Jeffries, 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting 
Thursday next 3. OClock P: M: 

Mess: Edes & Sou to have printing of the Notifications for 
said Meeting 

[188.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 9. 
1785 Present Moss. Scollay, Jeffries, Mackay, Price, 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat, at 7/6 p 
Bushel ; and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for 
their Charges Pains and Livelihood ; which is computed as fol- 
lows Viz 1 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Bread must weigh ...... 1313 

a 4 d . Ditto Wheat Rye Meal d. ...... 3 - 

a 4 d . Ditto not above half Indian Meal d. ----- 4 
Biskets of three copper price d. ------- - 10 14 

Edward Burt Cooper applies to the Selectmen, for their appoint- 
ment as an Inspector of Ban el'd Beef, Pork & pickled Fish and 
he was approved of accordingly Sworn into Office by M r . 
J ustice Price 

M r . Jastram, applies to the Selectmen for their approbation, for 
his teaching the French Language in this Town and being recom- 
mended by the French Consul, he was approved of by the Select- 
men, on condition that he conforms to the Votes of this Town 
relative to Schoolmasters 

M r . Duncan Ross applies for a License as an Auchtioneer in 
this Town 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb^. 16. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Jeffries 

M r . Walter Perkins appeared, & pray'd that he might have the 
approbation of the Selectmen as an Inholder in the House he has 
lately purchased, situate in Union Street 

A Certificate given M r . Scollay to Treasurer Boyer that he is to 
have a draught next Draught Day for 17. 8/. Lamp Money 

M r . Paul Farmer had an Order to receive into the Almshouse 
one Catherine Camerin Order [189.] dated Novem r . 2U. 1784 
and another to receive Alexander Thompson a poor Stranger 
Order dated Jan y . 26. 1785 

M r . Thomas Barber, having applied to the Selectmen to be 
appointed an Inspector of Barrel'd Beef, Pork & pickled Fish 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Fel/. 23 rd 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Greuongh, Mackay, Price, 



260 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Thomas Barber, upon his application, is appointed an 
Inspector of Pickled Fish Pork & Beef Barrell'd, for this Town 
and was sworn to the faithful discharge of his duty by M r . Justice 
Noyes 

M r . Will 1 ". "Welch having been approved of as an Auch- 
tionicr he proposed for Bondsmen Thomas Cartwright Mari- 
ner & John Ilooten Jun r . and the}' are approved of and the Town 
Clerk is directed to draw the Bonds in the usual form 

Application having been made to the Selectmen for the use of 
the North Grammar School, for M r . William Blacks preaching in 
the same Liberty was granted untill the further Orders of the 
Selectmen, & on condition that all damages that may be sustained 
shall be made good, by M r . Samuel Bently & Charles "Willis with 
some others to the satisfaction of Cap'. Mackay & Deacon 
Grenough 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 28. 1785 
Present Mess". Mackay, Grenough, Scollay, Ezekiel Price, 
> Cap'. Elias Robinson of Engine N. 3. applies to the Selectmen 
for the premium allowed by the Town for playing first on the Fire 
which lately broke out at Elder Bakers House North End 

Nathaniel Emms admitted a Watchman in M r . Edmunds Watch 
in the room of Paul Vickery 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 2 d . 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Greenough, Mackay, Price, 

[19O.] M r . Caleb Haydeu, M r . William Parkman, & M r . 
Lemuel Gardner, apply to the Selectmen, that they may respec- 
tively be appointed Inspectors of Barrel'd pickled Fish, Pork & 
Beef in the Town sworn 

And they were approved accordingly 

M r . William Clueston admitted an Engine Man in Comp y . of 
Engine N. 11. in the room of John Foster 

M r . Ebenezer Woodward has liberty to take Ballast from Deer 
Island, at three Shillings p Load ; he paying for all 

The Selectmen are to meet next Monday to conipleat the Noti- 
fication for a Town Meeting 

Passed upon D r . Nathaniel W. Appletons State Acco*. amount- 
ing as by Copy on file 32. 18. 11 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 7. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Mackay, 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for the March 
Meeting Monday next bieng the 14. Ins*. 10 OClock Forenoon 

M r . Scollay and M r . Frazier ------ a Committee to 

wait on the Kev d . M r . Thatcher with the request of the Select- 
men that he would open the ensuing Town Meeting with Prayer 

Mess". Fleets are to have the printing of the Notifications for a 
Town Meeting 

Passed upon two Accounts of Paul Farmer late Keeper of the 
Almshouse amounting as by Copies on file to 1136. 16. If & 59. 
7. 7 d . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 2b'l 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 9. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Grenough, Mackay, Price, 

The Town Clerk directed to Certify the Town Treasurer that 
M r . Scollay is to have a draught next draught Day for the [191.] 
Sum of twenty-four pounds lawful Money out of the Lamp Money 
appropriation Money 

M r . Robert Hodges upon his application to the Selectmen is ap- 
pointed an Inspecter of Barreld pickled Fish, Beef, Fork, & c . for 
this Town and was sworn to the faithful discharge of his Duty 
by M r . Justice Price 

M r . Scollay had a Certificate on the Treasurer that he would be 
drawn for next draught Day out of Lamp Money 30 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 14. 1785 
Mess". Scollay, Mackay, Price, Grenough 

M r . John M c Elroy applies to be an Inspector of Barreld pickled 
Fish, Pork & Beef for the Town of & was sworn to the faithful 
discharge of his duty by Ezekiel Price Esq r 

John Rennery & Abraham Putham, apply to be appointed 
Watchmen for the new Watch M r . Saunders the same 

Isaac Wendell & M r . Baker 

Boston Ss : At a Mcefing of the Selectmen March 16. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Mackay, Price, Andrews, Tyler, 

Isaac Wendell applies to be Constable of the Town House 
Watch M r . Singleton & M r . Houghton, the same Samuel Horn 
W. Wells M r . Leavet Perkins 

M r . Justice Greenleaff requested to issue a Warrant for the 
removal of Nathaniel Wales & Family out of this Town 

M r . Houghton authorized to ring the Old South Church Bell at 
1. OClock & 9. OClock 

M r . Nazro directed to acquaint M r . James, that he must omit 
ringing the old Church Bell at any other hour than 11. O Clock 

Mr. Arthur Langsford upon the recommendation o-f a number of 
Merchants appointed an Inspector of Barreld Pickled Fish, Pork 
& Beef for this Town, and was sworn to the faithful discharge of 
his duty by Ezekit-1 Price Esq r . 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price a Committee to cause the Appartment un- 
der the Town Hou^e to be fitted for the reception of the Watch 

[li)3.] M r . Price desired to procure ten Chairs for the Select- 
mens Chamber, 

Cap'. Mackny & Cap 1 . Brown a Committee to settle with M r . 
Roads as to the Repairs of the North Battery 

ORDKKED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7/6 p. 
Bushel, and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for thier 
Charges Pains & Livelihood ; which is computed as follows 
Viz 1 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Bread must weigh - - - - - - 1..3..13 

a 4 d . ditto 3/4 Wheat 1/4 Rye Meal d. - - - 

a 4 d . ditto not above 1/2 Indian Meal d. - - - 

Bisket of 3 Copper price d. - - - .-10.. 14 



262 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

The Selectmen agree to issue a Warrant for the Town Meeting 
for choice of Governor &c., next Wednesday the 4 th . of April 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting March 17. 1785 

Town Clerk attended when a number of the Town Officers were 
sworn into Office by M r . Justice Noyes 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 23 d . 1785 
Present Mess : Scollay, Price, Mackay, Brown, Tyler, Andrew. 
Cap 1 . Brown, Grant, 

William Masters David & Joseph Spears, John Bray being well 
recommended are appointed Inspectors of Barreld pickled Fish, 
Pork & B^ef, for this Town and were sworn into Office by M r . 
Justice Price except David Spear who declines taking the Oath 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting on Monday the 4. of April next bieng the first Monday in 
April, lor the choice of Governor L'. Governors L l . Governor [s*c] 
& Senators 

to have the printing of the Notifications for the Town 
Meeting 

[103.] M r . Andrews & M r . Scollay a Committee to desire 
the Rev d . M r . Thatcher to open the Meeting with Prayer 

M r . Badger proposes himself as an Auclitioneer for the present 
Year, and Martin Bicker Merch'. & Thomas K. Jones Merch'. as 
his Bondsman approved 

The Town Treasurer to be desired to see M r . May Hay weigher 
& demand the Rent due, and incase of neglect that he commences 
an Action for the recovery of the same 

The Selectmen have appointed the following Six Persons for 

the Town House Watch agreably to a late Vote of the Town 

Isaac Wendell Constable of the Watch 

John Rennery 

Abraham Pntham 

George Singleton 

Samuel Horn 

Thomas Pitcher Watch to commence 1 st . April next 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Mai'ch 28. 1785 
Present Mess : Tyler, Andrews, Mackay, Price, Scollay, Grant, 
Brown, Browne, 

William Tracy proposes to renew his Bonds as an Auchtioneer 
& offers Norton Brailsford, Gentlemen, & John Tufts Inholder 
as his Bondsmen 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 30. 1785 
Present Mess : Scollay, Andrews, Grant, Price, Browne, 

M r . Joseph Bassett Cooper applies to the Selectmen praying 
that he may be appointed an Inspector of Barreld pickled Fteh, 
Pork & Beef in this Town, bieng recommended by a number of 
Gentlemen he was approved of by the Selectmen & sworn into 
Office by M r . Justice Price 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 263 

[194.] One Elenor Morrison, who is pregnant, was brought 
into Town by M r . Ebenezer Parsons from Cape Ann, is now at 
the Almshouse on the State Account 

Nathaniel Thomas & Wife have been in the Almshouse on the 
St-ite Account, and came from Plymouth about eight Years since 

M r . Daniel Bell, who is well recommended, prays the Selectmen 
that he may be appointed an Inspecter of Barreld pickled Beef 
Pork & Beef in this Town he was approved of accordingly & 
sworn into Office by M r . Justice Price, 

M r . Partridge was requested to receive into the Alms house on 
the State Accompt one Mary Wainwright the Wife of James 
Wainwright a Stranger who is not an Inhabitant of any Town in 
this State, and has not where withall to support her 

Cap 4 . Job Wheelwright appointed an Inspecter of Barreld 
pickled Fish, Pork Beef & c . and was sworn into Office by 
M r Justice Price 

M r . Joseph Barrel proposes to give the Town about twelve feet 
& a half of Land and the Clerk is directed to wait upon M r . Barrel 
for the admeasurement & c . that a Deed may be drawn for the 
same 

Lewis Hoyt Auchtioneer proposes, Daniel Jones Gentlemen & 
Thorn 8 . Kilby Jones as his Bondsmen 

Nicholas Rouselet Auchtioneer proposes Cap'. Francis Butler 
Merch'. & John Clark Shipwright as his Bondsmen approved 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 6. 1785. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Tyler, Brown, Andrews, Grant, Price, 
Browne, Cunnningham, Mackay 

M r . John Jutau Auchtioneer proposes Samuel Breck Esq r . & 
William Breck Merchant as his Bondsmen approved 

[195.] A number of Persons presented Proposals to the 
Selectmen for the Lands & Flatts on each side the Neck on the 
terms which the Town have voted, which Persons the Selectmen 
approve of they giving Bonds to fulfill the conditions the Town 
has stated at a late Meeting their Names are as follows Viz 1 . 

Additions 

Mess rs . Edward Tuckerman gentlemen, by consent Col. John 
May in his room 

Nathaniel Davis Merch'. 

Nathaniel Curtis Merch'. 

Caleb Davis Esq r . 

Amasa Davis Merch'. 

John Parker Merch'. 

John Lucas Esq r . 

William Dall Merch 1 . 

Robert Davis Gentleman 

Joshua Farrington Merch'. 

William Boardman. Merch'. 

Benjamin Cobb Jun r . Distiller 

Joshua Wetherbe Gentleman 

Stephen Gore Currier 



264 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

And that the said Gentleman have a lease of the Towns Land 
on each sule the Neck exclusive of the Bull Pasture 

The Selectmen have agreed, that such Persons as have been 
sued for the Fire Arms & Accoutrements lent them by the Town, 
shall have such suits drop'd on their producing a Small Arms & 
Accoutrements & paying Charges John Lucas Esq r . who has com- 
menced the Suits has been acquainted with this determination of 
the Selectmen also that twenty Shillings will be received 
instead of a Gun Bayonet & c . such Persons paying the charge 
incurred 

William Greanleaff Esq r . proposes his Sons in Law M r . Daws 
and M r . Appleton, as his Bondsmen approved 

The Auchtioneers are to be informed that such as propose to 
renew their Licenses must first produce the State Treasurers 
Receipt for the Commission of one p c l . due to the Common- 
wealth 

[196.] Joshua Eaton proposes to renew his Bonds as m 
Auchtioneer & proposes Gideon Baley Merch'. & William 
Conant Esq r . as his Bondsmen 

M r . James Gorden proposes to renew his Bonds as Auchtioneer 
& proposes Stephen Gore Carver & Benjamin Goldthwait Inholder 
as his Bondsmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 8 1785 
Present Mess". Grant, Brown, Price, Scollay, Cunningham, 
Andrews, Mackay, Browne, 

A number of Gentlemen who had made application for the 
calling a Town Meeting, relative to some late Importations attend- 
ed and they proposed that the matter should subside for the 
present 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 11. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Tyler, Brown, Andrews, 
Cunningham 

Cap 1 . Leach in the Brigg*. from Gaudalupe loaded with 

Molasses, acquaints the Selectmen that he arrived Yesterday from 
said Place & brought his Vessel too at Rainsfords Island, that 
some time before he sayled the Men on hoard were all well who 
had the Small Pox at Gaudalope, that the Vessel had been well 
smoked & cleansed several times Cap 4 . Laha the Keeper of the 
Hospital at Rainsfords Island was directed to take on Shore every 
thing liable to retain Infection, and to give the Vessel another 
smoking & washing, and then to permit her coming up to Town, 
as in the Opinion of the Selectmen, it might be done with Safety 
to the Inhabitants 

The several Gentlemen for & against M r . Cheney as Master of 
the South Writing School, attended & were patiently heard 

[197.] John Jutau Auchtionier proposes, Samuel Breck Esq r . 
& M r . William Breck as his Bondsmen approved 

Beter Green proposes his being again Licensed as an Auch- 
tioneer 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 265 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 13. 1785 
Present Mess rs . .Scollay, Mackay, Tyler, Brown, Andrews, Grant, 
Price, Browne, 

William Freeland appointed an Inspecter of pickled barrel'd 
Fish, Pork & Beef for this Town and was sworn to the faithful 
discharge of his trust 

Cap'. Eustis has leave to open a Drain in Sudbury Street near 
his House he making good the ground & Pavement to the satisfac- 
tion of the Selectmen 

The Selectmen having taken into consideration the Petitions of 
a great number of the Inhabitants relative to Auchtioneers ap- 
proved of the following Persons only, who produced Receipt from 
the Treasurer of the Commonwealth that they had settled with 
him to the 1 st . of March Ins', for the one p c'. Duty Viz'. 
William Greanleaff Esq r . 
Mess". Russel & Clap 
Mess. Parkman & Hinckly 
Edward Procter Esq r . 

John Badger, provided he has his Office 

John Jnteau the Northward f the Bridge 

Nicholas Rouselet Paid the whole of what is clue to the Select- 
men, to M r . Woart, for a Dinner 

M r . Hamlin one of the Hay wards is desired to procure two good 
Bulls 

The Selectmen having received a Deed of a piece of Land, of 
12 feet 6 Inches, the line being drawn from the Corner of M r . 
Thomas Greens House in Dock Square to the Corner of M r . 
William Greanleaffs, Brick Store in Coopers Alley bicng Gener- 
ously given by Joseph Barrel Esq r . to the Town of Boston the 
Clerk is directed to get said Deed Recorded in the County Records 
sent by M r . Nazro 

[198.] Jacob Nounues a French Man, bieng sent to this 
Town from Providence Cap'. Partridge was required to receive 
him into the Alms house of which he is y e . Keeper on the States 
Account he bieng poor & not having wherewithall to support him- 
self . 

Mess. Russel & Clap proposes John Green Printer & James 
White Stationer as their Bondsmen as Auchtioneer approved by 
the Selectman 

M r . Scollay is to have a draught next Draft Day on the Town 
Treasurer for Eighteen Pounds to be paid out of Lamp money 
Appropriation, Certified by order of Selectmen to the Treasurer 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 17. 1785 
Present Mess : 

Boslon Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 20. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Brown, Andrews, Grant, Mackay, Price, 
Browne, Tyler, 

Cap'. Marston prays leave to open the Main Drain in State 
Street near his House in order to repair the same Liberty is 
granted, on condition that he proceeds as the Law directs and 



266 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

makes good the Ground & Pavement to the satisfaction of the 
Selectmen 

M r . Scollay has received of several Persons on Account of M r ". 
Brookers Donation Viz 1 . 

Of M r . Minot for Interest due 18 - 

Of M r . Sweetser . . . for ditto 4 

22 

And has been divided among the Selectmen for the purpose of 
its bieng distributed according to the intention of the Donor 
Viz 1 . 

Dollars 

Cnp'. Mackay has received of the above Sum of 22 8 

Ezekiel Price Esq r . 8 

Cap 1 . William Brown 8 

John Andrews 8 

[199.] Moses Grant 8 see Nov r . 22 d . 1786 

M r . Cunningham (which were distributed) 8 

John Browne Esq r . (which were distributed) 8 

(as by List exhibited) 
Cap'. Tyler - 8 Lawful Money 



C4 Dollars 19.14 
John Scollay Esq r . 2.16 



22 

M r . Lewis Hoyt Petitions that he may be again Licensed as an 
Auchtioneer 

M r . Eaton makes application that he may be again Licensed as 
an Auchtioneer 

Joseph Whittemore Cooper appointed by the Selectmen an In- 
specter of Bai'rell'd Pickled Fish Pork & Beef for this Town and 
was sworn to the faithful discharge of his trust by Ezekiel Price 
Esq r . 

M r . Browne & M r . Price a Committee to order necessary Repairs 
to the South Grammar School & to the Dwelling House M r . Hunt 
dwells in 

M r . Price & M r . Andrews a Committee to order the necessary 
Repairs to M r . Carters Writing School & the House he dwells in 

M r . Scollay & M r . Browne a Committee to apply for the Rent 
due for the Labratory & the Granary improved for some time past 
by this Commonwealth 

M r . James Gorden Petitions that he may be again Licensed as 
an Auchtioneer 

M r . Samuel Cheney is appointed Master of the Southernmost 
Writing School, for four Months, commencing from the 20 th . of 
April Inst'. And the Selectmen meet at Monday next 10 O Clock 
Forenoon on the Town House Floor in order to proceed to said 
School, and Induct the said Cheney as Master of the same 

[2OO.] Captains Mackay, Brown & Tyler a Committee to 
take orders with respect to the Repairs of the North Burial Ground 
Walls & c . 

M r . John Ingersol was this Day put into possession of the 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 267 

Towns Lands at the South Battery as their Tenant untill further 
Orders, by the Selectmen, paying as a consideration therefor at 
the rate of five Shillings p Annum, & to deliver up the same when 
required by the Selectmen on one Days notice 

Captains Mtickay Brown & Tyler a Comnr 3 *. to apply to Mess. 
Harris & Brother, for the removal of the Wreck, purchased by 
said Harris near the North Battery 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 21. 1785. 
Present Scollay, Pi ice, Mackay, Brown, Andrews, Grant, Tyler, 
Browne, Cunningham. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 23, 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Browu, Andrews, Grant, 
Tyler Browne Cunningham 

Boston" Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 25, 1785 A.M. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackav, Browne, Grant, 
Tyler 

The Selectmen went this Forenoon to the Southermost Writing 
School, and introduced M r . Samuel Cheney as Master of said 
School, when it was recommended, that he gives due attendance 
at School Hours, and constantly open the School in the Morning 
and close the s;ime in the Evening with Prayer, that he exert his 
Abilities for the Instruction of the Children under his care in 
Writing & Arithmitick, and for preserving regularity & good 
Order in the School And that he does not fail causing the 
Children to read a Portion of Scripture every Day and of in- 
structing them in the Catachism once a Week The Children 
were exhorted to attend closely to the rules & orders of the 
School & [2O1.] diligently to improve the advantages they were 
under for making proficiency in Writing Arithraitick & c . 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 25, 1785 
P.M. Present Mess : Scollay, Mackay, Andrews, Browu, Tyler, 
Cunningham Andrews Brown, [sic] 

Passed upon Accounts 

It is the unanimous determination of the Selectmen that no al- 
lowance shall be made to Constables for warning Town Meetings, 
Application having this day been made by several Constables for 
that purpose ; as the Law lays a fine upon such Constables as 
shall neglect their duty in such warnings 

Orders given M r . Matthew Nazro chosen by the Town, Clerk 
of Fanueil Hall Market, for his government in said Office 

M r . Brown & M r . Cunningham appointed to take orders for the 
repair of the Street leading from the South Burial Ground thro. 
Pleasant Street also the Bridge thereon together with the Fence 
in the front of the South Burial Ground 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 27. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Tyler, Cunningham, Andrews, Brown, 
Mackay, Grant, Browne, 



268 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

John Newell Cooper appointed an Inspector of pickled Barreld 
Fish Pork & Beef in this Town 

M r . Joseph Eustis has leave to break Ground in Sheaff Street 
for a Sink, he making good the Ground & Pavement to the satis- 
faction of the Selectmen 

M r . Payne prays leave to open a Drain from his Honse in Back 
Street, Liberty is granted provided the Ground & Pavement is 
made good to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

Next Wednesday Assigned for appointing an Orator for Julv 
4 th . 

M r . Nazro to direct the attendance of the Sextons next Wed- 
nesday 

[2O2.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 4. 
178,5 Present Mess". Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Cunningham, 
Grant, Brown, Mackay, Price 

A Peice of Land Leased to M r . Belknap for 99 Years ; the 8 th . 
of March 1696 the Lease commenced ; the Rent 8/ P annum, as 
will appear on the Record of Deeds Page 66 

A Certificate given Treasurer Boyer that John Coffin Jones 

Esq r . is to have a draught in his favor next draught Day for 184 

being for 200 Small Arms at 18/ 180 

10 Chests? 8/ 4 



184 

as p Bill Parcels on Monthly File 

The Sextons attended, and were directed by the Selectmen to 
put the several burial Grounds in decent Order by having the 
Tombs & Graves well covered & secured nothing to to be clone 
to the Walls untill further Orders 

The Selectmen having considered the Application of the Butch- 
ers who occupy the Stalls in Fanueil Hall Market that the 
present Rents may be lower'd ; determined, that no abatement be 
made on said Rents * 

M r . Hamlin one of the Haywards was directed to remove the 
Dead Carcasses on the Common, and in cases where the Persons 
bringing the dead Bodys cannot be discovered they are to be 
removed at the charge of the Town 

ORDERED, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting Tuesday the 10 th . Day of May 10 O Clock Forenoon 

M r . Price & M r . Andrews a Committee to wait on the Rev' 1 . 
M r . Howard and request his opening the Town Meeting with 
Prayer 

M r . Griffiths to have the piinting of the Notifications 

John Gardener Esq r . appointed an Orator for the 4 th . of July 
next 

M r . Price & M r . Brown a Comm ee . to acquaint him with this 
Appointment 

[~3O3.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 6. 
1785 Present Mess. Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Grant. Browne, 
Adjourned to Monday next, 11. O Clock before Noon 
M r . Sohier the Merch*. to be notified of t'ie Meeting 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 269 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 9. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Andrews, Mackay, Tyler, Brown, 
Grant, 

The affair of the Lamps which have been broke again taken up 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 11. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Andrews, Brown, Tyler, Mackay, Grant, 
Browne, 

M r . Partridge Keeper of the Almshouse is requested to let a 
George King who is a poor Person sent there on the State Ace 1 , to 
leave the House, Advancing him a months Board to support him 
on the Road 

M r . Scollay, Price & Browne a Committee to prosecute one 
Juba Smith for breaking a Lamp at the Corner of Chardous 
Lane 

M r . Brown & Cunningham a Committee to view the Common & 
Report what further Fencing may be necessary for the better 
security of the same 

M r . Browne & Cunningham a Committee to order necessary 
Repairs to Cow Street 

The Selectmen have Agreed to meet at 4. O'Clock in the After- 
noon untill September next 

The Selectmen examined the Account of the charge of repairing 
the Drain in Sudbury Street amounting 7. 10. 5 d . and Assessed 
the several Proprietors to defrey said charge eight Shillings & 10 d . 
each & impowered Cap'. Benjamin Eustis to Collect the same 

[2O4.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 29. 

1785 Present Mess : 

The Selectmen went to Master Hunts Grammar School 

M r . Nazro delivered to M r . Enoch May Carpenter eight Posts 

being what were taken up from Dock Square and housed below 

the same to be erected in the Common, under direction of John 

Lucas Esq r . 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 18. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Cunningham, Andrews, Mackay, 
Tyler, Browne, Brown, Grant 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat 7 p 
Bushel and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains and Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz 1 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh - - - - 1 53 

a 4 d . ditto Wheat Rye Meal d. 3 

a 4 d . ditto, not above Indian Meal d. 4 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price d. -....-- 119 

Gave M' Martha Leaveret a Certificate that in the Opinion of 
the Selectmen, she is the proper Person to receive any Monies due 
to her Son James Carew for Wages while a Lieuvetenant & Agent 
in the American Army, he having lately deceased 

The Town Clerk directed to publish an Aclvertizement for the 



270 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Sale of Town Lands at North & South Battery as also the Land 
within the Fortification ; 

M r . Scollay & M r . Andrews a Committee to order the necessary 
Repairs to the Hospital at West Boston 

M rs . Bartlet was acquainted, that unless the Incroachment made 
by her on the Towns Land are speedily removed, the Selectmen 
must take the steps of the Law for that purpose 

[2O5.] M r . Price & Brown a Committee to view the Funeral 
Ground near the Granary & give order as to the Repair 
of the Fences & other matter that may be necessary 

Application to be made for the revival of the Act relative to 
Lamps 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 24. 1785 
Present Mess 1 " 8 . Scollay, Brown, Mackay, Andrews, Grant, Cun- 
ningham, Price, Browne, Tyler 

The Selectmen have considered 

Boston Ss: At a meeting of the Selectmen May 30. 1785 
Present Mess". Mackay, Scollay, Tyler Browne, Grant, Andrews, 
Price, 

The Selectmen considering the price of labour as it now is and 
what it may be in future, have agreed that the Watchmen & Lamp 
Lighters shall be drawn for the coming Month at the present Rates 
but, to determine the next Draught Day, what their wages shall 
then be 

M r . Nazro, directed to call upon M r . C;izneau for the Key of the 
Store he has hired of the Town, his Quarter bieng up the 1 st . of 
June next 

Passed upon Accounts 

M r . Price & M r . Brown a Committee to view the Drain near 
the Work house 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 1 st . 1785 
Present Mess. Price, Scollay, Cunningham, Mackay, Tyler, 
Andrews, Browne, Grant 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to view & allowM r . 
Cazneau the value of what he has left in the Town Shop 
* M r . Enoch James appointed Master of the Hancock Engine in 
the room of M r . Stone who has resigned 

[2O6.] M r . Brown & M r . Cunningham a Committee to run 
the Fence upon a Western Line then to the Beach & from the 
Margin of the Beach so far down towards the Water Mark as may 
be sufficient to inclose the Common, and prevent its being 
damaged by the passing of Carriages, Horses & c . 

Cap'. Tyler Brown & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee for the repair 
of Fleet Street 

M r . Nazro direct d . to desire the attendance of M r . Robbins next 
Wednesday 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price appointed a Committee to procure 
Council to prosecute Cap 1 . Halls trespass on the Towns Land, 
where a Building has been erected 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 271 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jane 8, 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Mackay, Tyler, Brown, Andrews 
Cunningham, Grant 

The Draught on Town Treasurer for May last closed & exam- 
ined by the Selectmen 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to view the Town 
Shop let to M r . Edmund Green & direct as to necessary Repairs 
as also to enquire into any incroachment made on the Land be- 
longing to it 

The Selectmen have agreed that M r . Edmund Green shnll have 
the Towns Shop lately improved by M r . Cazneau at thirty six 
pounds p Annum, Rent to commence when he is put into posses- 
sion 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price a Comm 86 . to enquire & make certain 
the quantity of Land the Town owns at South Battery 

Cap'. Mackay, Brown & Tyler a Committee for the above pur- 
pose, with respect to the Town Lands at North Battery 

John Scollay Esq r . to have a Certificate, that he is to have a 
draught on the Town Treasurer next Draught Day for twenty four 
pounds ten Shillings, out of appropriation Lamp Money Mem , 
settled with Treasurer & the Certificate is on the file of next 
Papers 

[2O7.] Cap 1 . Downe enters a complaint against M r . Barber a 
Surveyer & packer of pickled Fish, for neglect of duty when re- 
quired, as a sworn packer to pack & mark his Fish 

M r . Nazro is to require M r . Barbers attendance next Wednes- 
day 

M r . Tuckerman applies for part of the Towns Land within the 
Fortification 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 15. 1785 
Present Mess. Andrew, Mackay, Tyler, Brown, Browne, Cun- 
ningham, 

Mess". Browns apply for the purchase of part of the Towns 
Land within the Fortification Gates also Maj r . Farrington & 
Nath . Davis 

Jonathan Gushing Cooper applies for his being appointed a 
Surveyer of pickled Barrel'd Beef Pork & Fish 

M. Ross Wife of James Ross bieng disorder'd in mind was 
sent to M r . Tukesbury to be taken care of, for which he is to be 
allowed by the Selectmen what is reasonable for her support & his 
care, untill he can come to Boston the Husband who is expected 
from Sea & the Father of the Woman John Conn of Harvard in 
the County of Worcester, are to be called upon for the charge 
that may arise, if it appears the}' are able to defrey it 

The Selectmen agree to provide twenty load of Gravel & no 
more towards paving the narrow way leading down Quaker 
Lane M r . Amory engaging to compleat the paving 

M r . Joseph Eaton complains, that M r . Carter had given unsuit- 
able Correction to his Child, for a very triffle - 

M r . Nazro is directed to require the attendance of M r . Carter, 
alsoM r . Eaton & his Son next Wednesdav 5. OClock P.M : 



272 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Jonathan Gushing Cooper appointed an Inspector & Brander 
of Barreld pickle'd Fish Beef &c in this Town & was sworn to the 
faithful discharge of his duty by John Brown Esq r . 

M r . Scollay, Price, Cunningham a Corn 66 , to vie-w the Towns 
Land within the Fortification to employ a Surveyer to measure 
said Land & to Report the same to the Board 

[2O8.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 22 d . 
1785 Present Mess 18 : Scollay, Price, Brown, Grant, Cunning- 
ham, Andrews, Mackay, Browne, 

The Selectmen have agreed to attend the Visitation of the 
Schools on Wednesday the 6 th . Day of July of which the respect- 
ive Masters are to be made acquainted by the Town Clerk 

The Selectmen propose to visit Deer Island on Fry day the 1 st . 
day of July next the Boat to be at the Town Dock, and to set 
off from the Wharff at 9 O'Clock the Company to meet at the 
Selectmens Chamber 

M r . Cunningham & M r . Browne a Committee to order necessary 
repairs to Purchase Street 

Timothy Pease Cooper was on the recommendation of a number 
of Gentlemen, appointed one of the Inspectors of Barrel'd pickled 
Fish Pork, Beef &c. and was sworn to the faithful discharge of 
his trust by M r . Justice Price 

On a complaint of M r . Joseph Eaton, that one of his Sons had 
received unsuitable correction from Master Carter of the Writing 
School in Queen Street, the Parties were sent for and after due 
enquiry it appeared, that there was not sufficient ground for said 
complaint M r . Eaton was then reminded of the mischief which 
must follow from any weakening of the Government of the public 
Schools and M r . Carter was directed to continue his best en- 
deavors to maintain that order which has so much contributed to 
the present reputation of his School 

M r . Brown & M r . Andrews a Committee to provide a suitable 
Place for the delivery of the Oration on the 4 th . of July next 
and to take order for the suitable celebration of that Annever- 
sary 

Moved and Voted, that the complaint entered by Cap'. Downe 
against M r . Barber and Inspecter of Barreld pickled Fish, for 
neglect of duty, be dismissed, its not bieng sufficiently sup- 
ported 

The petition of the Fishermen to be taken up next Wednesday 

[2Ot>.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 27. 
1785 Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Mackay, Tyler, Brown, 
Browne, Cunningham, Andrews, 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 28. 1 785 
Present Mess. Price, Scollay, Brown, Cap'. Biown, Cuningham. 
Tyler, Grant, Andrews, 

Yesterday on information of a Vessel bieng expected in from 
Leghorn Mess. Price, Brown & Andrews waited on his Honor 
the Lieu*. Governor as a Committee to request of him to lodge an 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 273 

Order at the Castle to Stop any Vessel that may arrive from the 
Mediterranian, and not suffer them to come up to Town till the 
Selectmen may be satisfied as to their Bill of Health His Honor 
acquaiated the Com tee . that he would issue orders agreable to their 
desire. 

This day Cap 1 , of the Ship attended the Board, being from 
Leghorn produced his Bills of Health, and otherwise satisfied the 
Board, receivd permission to unload his Cargo 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 29. 1785 
Present Mess rs . Price, Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Cunningham, 
Browne, Grant 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for Town Meet- 
ing July 4 th . next, the Day on which Independence was declared 
but no printed Notifications are to be dispersed 

9 Petit Jurors drawn, for Sessions 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 1. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Brown, Tyler, Andrews, Brown, Mackay 

The Commanding Officer at the Castle gave information on the 

Yesterday that the Ship from Leghorne was stopped at the 

Castle, on which D r . Appleton was desired to visit said Ship, when 
he Reported that he had been on board & had seen the Captain who 
showed him his Bill of Health & informed him that he had had no 
sickness on board since he left his Ports that he had nothing on 
board as Cargo that was liable to retain infection on this in- 
formation a Billett [21O.] was wrote the Commanding Officer at 
the Castle to prevent the ship to come to Town 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 2 d . 1785 
Present Scollay, Browne, Tyler, Brown, Grant, Andrews, Makay, 
Price 

The Town Clerk is directed to publish an Advertizement relative 
to an Inspection in the Centinal of this Day respecting, a Ship with 
infectious Disorders 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 13. 1785 
Present Scollay, Andrews, Browne, Mackay, Cunningham, 

John Scollay Esq r . to have a draught the next Draught Day for 
Twenty pounds out of Lamp Money appropriation* 

Israel Cook Cooper appointed an Inspector of Barrel'd pickeled 
Fish Pork Beef &c. and the oath was administred to him by 
John Browne Esq. 

John Smith Cooper appointed and took the Oath as above bieng 
appointed an Inspector 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to view George Street, 
and Report what Repairs are necessary 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to view Mr. Pembertons 
Hill, and take order respecting the same 

Cap*. Partridge informs that Nathaniel Thomas & his Wife of 
Plymouth, and Eleanor Morrison of Cape Ann & Her Child who 



274 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

are in the Alms house on the State Accompt are now well, and 
may leave the House immediately 

Cap*. Partridge was directed March 1. to receive a James 
Fisher an Infant, the Mother Elizabeth Fisher, a Stranger March 
18. an Infant of Elizabeth Steene named John Barnard April 3. 
Betsy Coven Daughter of Mary Coven April 5. Nancy Rann 
Daughter of Elener Morrison May 4 Suckey Forster Daughter 
of Elizabeth Ivers May 6. Catharine How, Daughter of Anna 
Hows July 8 John Comerle, a Child of Rebecca Wallis, to be 
supported at the State Expense, -bieng all Strangers Orders 
signed by M r . Scollay & Browne 

Cap*. Phillips informs of a Stranger who had been in the Con- 
tinental service & was going Passenger in Cap'. Glascott [211.] 
to Ireland, was this Morning taken ill, and is now a Corps in the 
Pilot Boat the Selectmen gave M r . Jones Sexton direction by 
M r . Nazro, to have him buried as one of the State Poor 

The Selectmen have agreed to view the Land within the Fortifi- 
cation, and at the Bottom of the Common Satturday next 11. 
O Clock 

The Assessors acquaint the Selectmen, that the Tax Books will 
be ready to deliver the Collectors in about a fortnight 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 19. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Andrews, Browne, Grant, Price, Brown, 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to give directions for 
taking down a Rail or half a Rail near the Market in order to 
widen the Passage way for Carts & other Carriages to pass 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 21. 1785 
Present Mess : Scollay, Cunningham, Price, Andrews, Grant, 
Browne, Macka\*, Tyler, Brown 

On the Business of removing the Market House to the Rear of 
the Brick Buildings 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 23 d . 1785 
Present Scollay, Price, Browne, Tyler, Mackay, 
For the choice of six extra Jurors. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 25. 1785 
Present Mess. Tyler, Scollay, Grant, Mackay. Browne, Cunning- 
ham, Andrews, 

Constable Wendell complains that two of his Comp y . viz. 
Thorn 8 . Pitcher & John Rennery, are deficient in their Duty and 
proposes William Baker & John Frank as Watchmen in their room 

Passed upon Accounts 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 
27. 1785 Present, Mess : Grant, Scollay, Browne, Tyler, Mac- 
kay, Andrews, Price, 

John Owen Cooper appointed an Inspector of Barrel'd pickled 
Pork Beef Fish, and was sworn to the faithful discharge of his 
trust by John Browne Esq r . 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 275 

William "White to have a draft in this Months Draught for ten 
pounds, in part of work done 

Ebenezer Herring to have a draught in this Months Draught for 
eight pounds in part for building a Wall at the North Burying 
Place 

M r . M lingo Mack ay & others a Committee in behalf of a number 
of young Gentlem". about forming themselves into a Comp^ for 
the better acquainting themselves the Military Arts having apply 'd 
to the Selectmen for the use of Faneuil Hall twice or three times a 
Week in the Evening in order of Instruct". The Selectmen quite 
desirous of incouraging a Military Spirit, freely consent to said 
Companys improving the Hall as desired not doubting but due 
care will be taken to prevent damage to the Building, and that 
their Exercises will not be carried too late into the Evening 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 3 d . 1785 
Present Mess* : Cunningham, Price, Browne, Macka} r , Tyler, 
Brown, Grant, Scollay, Andrews, 

M r . Nazro is directed to keep any Persons from entering the 
Selectmens Chamber, without permission for that purpose and in 
order to effect it that he keep without the Door 

M r . Scollay has received on Account of Bookers Donation 
Viz 1 . Of John Fullerton one Years Interest on 40 2. 8 
Aug 4 . of Thomas Cartwright, d. 60 3.12 



6 

[213.] The following Sum of 6 was distributed as follows 
Viz' 

By M r . Scollay to Widow Delaplace 1. 2 

Widow Lowel 1. 6 



2. 8 
M r . John Brown rec d . to distribute 1 

& was distributed as by List 

Cap'. Mackay 1. 12 

Cap 1 . Tyler 1. 



6 

Samuel Avis Cooper on his Application is appointed by the Se- 
lectmen an Inspector of Barrel'd pickled Pork, Beef, & P'ish 
and was sworn to the faithful discharge of his trust bv the Town 
Clerk 

The Assessors acquaint the Selectmen that the Tax Books will 
be ready for the Collectors Monday next 

M r . Nazro directed to acquaint the Collectors & desire their 
giving in to the Selectmen next Wednesday the Names of Persons 
they propose as Bondsmen 

The Selectmen this Day passed upon the List of Licensed Per- 
sons for the last Year, and directed the Town Clerk to make 
return as usual 

M r . Scollay authorized by the Selectmen to apply to some Mer- 
chant to send for a number of Globe Lamps not exceeding sixty 



276 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

also to get such a number of square Tin Lamps made as he shall 
think necessary 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 4 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Browne, Tyler, Brown, Grant, 
Price, Cunningham, Andrews 

M r . Brown & M r . Grant a Comm ee to give Orders for repairing 
the Pavement in Beacon Street near the Governors 

The Selectmen have Agreed to visit Rainsford Island on Wed- 
nesday the 17 th Int th 

[214.] Passed upon the several Petitions for Licenses as 
Retailers & Inholders, as by Copies on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 11 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Tyler, Andrews, Grant, Browne, 

Mr. Bayley proposes Ephraim Copeland, & James Bayley as his 
Bondsmen who were approved of by the Selectmen 

M r . Thompson Collector proposes Isaiah Doan Merch'. & Cap*. 
Job Prince Sen r . Merch*. as his Bondsmen and were approved 
by the Town 

M r . Williams a Collector appears and declines giving Bond 

M r . Daniel Parker proposes Henry Swan Shopkeeper & George 
Makepeace Traders as his Bondsmen who were approved of 
by the Selectmen 

Liberty granted George Longley to open a Drain from his 
House in Newbury Street to y e . Common Shore he making good 
the Ground to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

M r . Tory applies for liberty to open a Drain near his House on 
Olivers Dock Liberty granted he making good the Ground 
&c. 

M r . Browne & M r . Cunningham a Comm ee . to repair such of the 
public Streets at the South end as they shall Judge proper 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 12. 1785 
Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Brown, Tyler, Andrews, Grant 

M r . Scollny desired to make enquiry respecting a Child in Lex- 
ington which the Selectmen by their Letter suppose to be'ong to 
Boston 

Jurors chosen 

M r . Scollay has agreed for the Selectmen with M r . Cheney of 
Roxbury to Cart Gravel & spread it on the Neck, as well as find 
the Gravel, to the satisfaction of the Selectmen at 2/8 d . p Load. 

[215.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 4 . 17. 
1785 Present Mess rs : Scollay, Andrews, Mackay, Price, Cun- 
ningham, Browne. Grant, 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price a Committee to repair & let the Cellar 
under the Statehouse 

Cap'. Partridge Keeper of the Alms-house was informed th:it the 
Selectmen approve of M r . Coven his Wife & five Children sent to 
the Almshouse on the State account, leaving said House and 
he was requested to supply them with a Weeks pay for thicr pus- 
sage 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTIS, 1785. 277 

M r . Ebenezer Tory applys for liberty to repair the Main Drain 
in Water Street Liberty granted, provided the Ground & Pave- 
ments is restored to the approbation of the Selectmen, and all 
Persons interested in the same are notified as the Law directs 

Gave a Certificate to the State Treasurer that Mary Daws is 
Widow to William Daws late in the Continental service & in thier 
opinion the proper Person to receive what may be due to him for 
services in the Continental Army 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 24. 1785 
Present Mess". Cunningham, Brown, Tyler, Scollay, Browne, 
Andrews, Price, Mackay, 

Cap'. Robinson of Engine N. 3 applies for the Premium allowed 
by the Town for bringing thier Engine to work first on the Fire at 
the Mills Granted by the Selectmen 

Certificate given M r . Parker a Collector of Taxes for the Asses- 
sors, he having produced Bondsmen to the approbation of the 
Selectmen 

M r . Thomas & his Wife in the Almshouse as Strangers now 
supposed to be Inhabitants of Plymouth to be supplied in order to 
carry them to Plymouth, with 6 11) Beef 6 Ib Bread, Vegitables 
1 Ib Coffee 1 Ib Sugar 

[316.] M r . Peirce applying for a Tomb in the North Burying 
Ground, said to be vacant M r . Tyler & Cap 1 . Brown appointed 
a Committee to view the Tomb & nuke enquiry who was the Orig- 
inal Proprietor & Report 

Upon the application of a number of Gentlemen for the paving 
Marshals Lane M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to view 
the Lane & make Report 

M r . Mackay, Tyler, Andrews & Brown a Committee to view the 
Pavement near the Head of the Long Wharff & Report an Esti- 
mate of the charge of repairing the same 

M r . Price and M r . Brown to apply to some Gentlemen of the 
Law for their opinion relative to the resignation of one of the Col- 
lectors after having been sworn to the faithful discharge of their 
trust to report to a special Meeting of the Selectmen Fryday 
next 11. OClock Forenoon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen August 29, 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Cunningham, Andrews, Tyler, Grant, 
Price, Brown, 

Charles Williams Gentlemen, one of the Collectors propose 
Benjamin Edes Printer & Thomas Parker Brazier, as his Bonds- 
men who were approved of by the Selectmen 

Passed upon Accounts 

Passed upon Account of William Moor, belonging^to the State 
amounting as by Copy of Account on file to 42.. 18.. 5 d . 

James Ross a Stranger whose Wife is disordered in mind & has 
been for sometime kept at Deer Island having applied for Relief 
the Selectmen consented that she should still be kept there, and 
the charge defrey'd by him when ever his Circumstances will per- 
mit it 



278 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Passed upon William Homers State Account am , to 20.7-2 
as p Copy to be sent, now on file 

Passed upon Mathew Nazro State Acco'. am , as p Copy to be 
put on file when sent to 27.5-1 

[217.] Ordered that the Clerk issue a WHIT*, for a Town 
Meeting on Fryday the 2 d . of Septem r . next 3. O Clock A.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 31. 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Tyler, Brown, Andrews, Cunningham, 
Browne, Mackay, Grunt 

The Brig ne . Dolphin Cap 1 . Othan from Marsales bieng stopt at 
the Castle, D r . Appleton was directed to make proper Inspection, 
& having done it he Reported, that there had been no sickness 
on board, his Cargo Salt Wine & Fruit so that in his Opinion she 
might come up to Town with the utmost safety whereupon the 
Cap 1 , of the Castle was desired to permit her passing that For- 
tress 

Passed upon Accounts not acted upon on the Draught Days 

A Committee from the Proprietors of the New School in Pleas- 
ant Street, appeared, and acquainted the Selectmen that they 
were ready to let said School to the Town for another year, pro- 
vided a Master might be apppointed in the room of M r . Cheney ; 
otherwise it was their intention to take said School into their pos- 
session 

M r . Isaac Peirce is permitted to make use of a Tomb in the North 
Byring Ground, he repairing the same, and agreeing to restore the 
Tomb if any of the former Proprietors should ever apply for the 
same & reimburs him for the expence of Repairs 

On the Petition of M r . Batey & others the Selectmen viewed 
the Wall on the back of M r . Fayrweathers, Store on the Dock ad- 
joining Land of said Batey; and adjudged, that it was necessary 
that twenty feet of said Wall should be taken down from the Top, 
in order to make it safe for M r . Batey to Erect a Store on his 
Land 

[218.] Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 5. 
1785 Present Mess. Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Brown, Grant, 

The Selectmen met to carry into execution the late vote of the 
Town for enlarging the Street on Dock Square when it was 
mutually agreed between Judge Wendell & the Selectmen, that 
Col. Daws, M r . Crafts & M r . Clements shall determine what sum 
the Town shall pay M r . Wendell for the Ground he is to give in 
to the Street, to enable him to repair the front end of the Store, 
which is to be taken down in order to widen the Street, agreable 
to said Vote of the Town 

M r . Scollay, Andrews & Grant a Committee to see the Vote of 
the Town aforementioned carried into execution 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 7. 1785 
Present Mess": Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Grant, Cunningham, 
Brown, Price, 

The Committe relative to Judge Wendells Store, Report That 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 279 

they do estimate the taking down & rebuilding the front End of 
the Hon bl . Oliver Wendell Esq. including work & Materials If 
done in Wood, Sixty six Pounds If done in Brick seventy six 
Pounds 

ii6 Thomas Daws 

76 William Crafts 

Thomas Clements 

Report on file of Mixt Papers 

M r . Gold Constable of the S. Watch on his Application is to 
have the Building without the Fortification, lately improved by 
M r . Trescot, for the Sum M r . Samuel May Esq r . shall estimate it to 
be won h said building was formerly improved as Watch House 

The Selectmen have agreed to allow Cap 1 . Spencer three Dollars 
for the passage of Mary Reed to Province Town on the Cape 

Cap'. Partridge Keeper of the Almshouse required to receive one 
Elizabeth Henley Stranger into the House 

[219.] M r . Grant & M r . Andrews a Committee to view 
Engine House on the Mill Bridge, on the application of D r . Win- 
ship who wishes to have it removed 

Cap'. Brown, M r . Tyler & Cap 1 . Mackay a Committee to view 
M r . Ifowles Land, & where he proposes to run a Fence & Report 
to the Selectmen 

M r . Cunningham appointed to enquire where would be a suitable 
place for the Engine House now near Liberty Tree to be removed 
to 

Comm ee . to view M r . Fowles Land Reported that he have 
liberty to lay a Platform over the Water course lead 2 , to Olivers 
Dock & improve the same he having said Watercourse always 
clear & open at his own expence 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septm r . 14. 1785 
Present Mess. Cunningham, Scollay, Andrews, Price, Grant, 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat 7/6 p 
Bushel; and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz 4 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh - - - - 1 313 

a 4 d . ditto f Wheat Rye Meal d. 3 - 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal d. 4 - - 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price --- -10 

Mary Freeman approved of as a Retailer for her House near 
Boston Stone 

M r . John Pope having applied to the Selectmen for liberty again 
to open a School at the South End of the Town, for teaching 
Heading, Writing, Arithmetic & Bmnches of the practical 
Mathematicks, Permission was accordingly granted by the 
Selectmen 

Constable Wendell attended & was directed to pursue the 
derections given him in Writing as Constable of the Watch 

M r . Scollay, Price, Andrews & Grant, a Committee to cause 



280 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Actition [sic] to be brought against Royal Tyler, for the trespass 
by him committed against the Towns Land on the Dock 
t [22O.J Mr. Cunningham having Reported, that M r . John Row 
Esq r . is willing that the Engine House at the South End near 
Liberty Tree should be placed on his Land, Rent free M r . 
Cunningham is appointed to give direction for the immediate 
removal of the said Engine 

M r . Grant & Andrews a Committee to see M r . Winslow and 
know of him and the other Proprietors, when they can have the 
School House, and also the terms 

M r . Vinal is to be notified by M r . Nazro, that his attendance at 
the Selectmens Chamber next Wednesday is desired 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Septem 1 . 21. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Brown, Grant, Browne, 
Price, 

On complaint entered by M r . Johonnot & Hastings of a defective 
Chimney in a House owned by M r . Moulton at South P^nd & oc- 
cupied by some Negroes M r . Scollay Andrews & Cunningham a 
Committee to make inspection & Report 

Cap'. Tyler, Cap'. Brown & Capt. Mackay a committee for the 
North part of the Town, to order repairs to such Pumps ill the 
Street as are like to be serviceable in case of Fire, 

M r . Browne M r . Grant, & M r . Cunningham a Committee for the 
above purpose their Bounds to the Southward of the Town House 
taking in the Pumps at New Boston 

M r . Tukesbury directed not to permit M r . Sergeant M r . Wood- 
ward, M r . Spear, M r . Wells & M r . Matthews to take any more 
Pavement Stones from Deer Island, untill further Orders. 

M r . Procter to have the Sale of the Towns Land at the South 
part of the Town 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Committee to order Repairs to 
Daws & Coolidges Store 

[221.] Liberty is granted to M r . Wells M r . Payne & others 
who are forming a Comp y . of Cadets, to make use of Faneuil Hall 
two evenings in the Week, they not interfering with the Evenings 
of the first Comp 7 . who now make use of the Hall for carrying on 
Military Exercises 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 22 d . 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Andrews, Grant, Tyler, Cun- 
ningham, Brown, Price, 

The Selectmen met & considered relative to their proceed u re in 
the Sale of the Towns Land at S. Battery, to come on this Day 
about 12 O Clock 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 26, 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Cunningham, Browne, Mackay, Grant, 
Andrews, Brown, Tyler, Price 

Passed upon Accompts 

M r . Nicholas Pierce to have a draught on Account of Paving 
for thirty pounds 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 281 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price a Comtn ce . to engage Council in the 
Causes relative to Dock 

Master Vinal has leave of absence for ten Days or a fortnight he 
having provided help for the Care of the School for said time 

M r . Dewit is to occupy M r . Hews Stall in the Market House 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 28, 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay, Tyler, Andrews, Brown, Grant, Browne. 

The following was sent the Commanding Officer of Castle 
William 



BOSTON Septem*. 28. 1785 
Sir 

With the approbation of his Honor the Lieu*. Governo r , we 
have to request of you that upon the arrival of any Vessel from 
the Mediterranian which shall be stopped at the Castle, you will 
proceed on board and strictly enquire if there has been any sick- 
ness on board & strictly enquire if there has been- any sickness on 
board since they left the Port, examine their Bill of health and 
observe if the number of Men on board ; correspond with the num- 
ber mentioned in the Bill of health & what Cargo they have on 
board, and Report to the Selectmen 

By Order of the Selectmen 

WILLIAM COOPER Town Clerk 
To The Commanding Officer 
at Castle William 

Cap 1 . Christ Marshall prays liberty to open his Drain in Cow 
Lane 

M r . Nazro is to call upon Cap*. Partridge & acquaint him that 
Thomas Rice his Wife & two Children may have a passage to Fal- 
mouth in the Packet or some other Vessel, he making Provision 
for their support & in case they decline they must then be sent 
from Town to Town till they get there, as the Law directs & to 
lay an Account of their support before the Board. He is also 
directed to apply to a Justice to remove Rebecca Wallace & her 
two Children to Braintree of which Town she is an Inhabitant 
bieng there free born & that Cap'. Partridge makes provision & 
lay his Accounts before the Board 

A Letter wrote the Selectmen of Plymouth inclosing an Acco*. 
of the charge for supporting Nath 1 . Thomas & Wife & desiring 
payment as by Copies on file 

[223.] Passed upon other Accounts for this Month 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo T . 5. 1785 
Present Mesa" : Scollay, Mackay, Brown , Tyler, Andrews, Grant, 
Cunningham 

The Selectmen consent that M r . Goold Constable of the South 
Watch, shall take the Watch House now standing on the Neck, 
for three pounds, the Sum it has been appraised at by Mess : 
Moses May & Thomas Bayley * 

D 1 . Bulfinch having applied for liberty to open a Drain near his 



282 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

House, the same is granted on condition that he makes good the 
Ground & Pavement, to the approbation of the Selectmen 

M r . Daniel Oliver applies in behalf of Elisha Ticknor that he may 
be permitted by the Selectmen to open a private School in Town-, 
for the Instruction of Youth 

On Major Farringtons Application, the Town Treasurer was 
authorized to receive one quarter part of the purchase Money for 
the 127 - feet of Towns Lands sold at Auchtion last Thursday, 
and struck off to M r . Bird (who bid in behalf of said Farrington) 
for two pounds sixteen Shillings p foot, the other three quarters to 
be paid in three months, when a Deed of the said Land is to be 
delivered him, the Land sold being bounded Westerly on the 
Main Street, commonly called Orange Street, Northerly on Land 
now under Lease to Cap 1 . Curtis and Southerly on Boston Neck. 

The Justices & Overseers of the Poor, are to be requested to 
attend at the Selectmens Chamber Monday next 4 O'Clock P.M. 
in order to agree upon the time for a walk or visitation of the 
Town 

M r . Grant & Andrews a Committee to treat with M r . Winslow 
respecting a Schoolhouse lately improved by M r . Dupe known by 
the Name of Sandemons Meeting house & agree for ihe hire of 
the same for such a term of time as the Town may stand in need 
of having said Building 

[224.] Next Wednesday is assigned, to appoint Persons to 
give information respecting any breach of the late Navigation 
Act, and all offences against any Agreements entered into by Man- 
ufacturers &c 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 10. 1785 
Present Mess" Scollay, Browne, Tyler, Brown, Andrews, Grant, 
Mackay, 

The Justices & Overseers attended, and a walk or Visitation of 
the Town on Wednesday next 10 O'Clock : 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 12. 1785 
Present Mess : Scollay, Andrews, Brown, Tyler, Mackay, 

The Justices & Overseers, met the Selectmen, ad made return 
of their doings on the Visitation with the particular state of the 
several Wards, as p. Copy on file 

Benjamin Sumuer Jun r . a late Collector, having produced 
Receipts from the several Treasurers that he has paid the full of 
what has been committed to him to Collect for the Year 1783 
the Town Clerk was directed to deliver him up his Bonds for said 
Year 

M r . Scoll:iy hns received in part of Interest of M r . George 
Minots Bonds, bieng p:\rt of Bookers Donation Nine Pounds 
and has been divided as follows Viz'. 

to M r Scollay 1..10 

M r . Tyler 2.. 

Cnpt. "Brown 2.. 16 

M r . Andrews 2.. 14 

9 

they to make distribution a cording to the intention of the Doner 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 283 

Passed upon Ellison & Eayres State Acco'. for work done at 
Hospital at Rainsfords Island arn. to 155. 14. 5. as P Copy 
on File 

[225.] M r . Elisha Tickner is approbated by the Selectmen to 
keep a School for the Instruction of Youth in this Town in Gram- 
mar & Arithmetick 

M r . Brown on the late Visitation Represents that the Chimniesof 
a House owned by the Widow Knight is in so ruinous a state as to 
become dangerous to the Safety of tlie Town 

M r . Browne appointed to examine Cap 1 . Partridges Accounts as 
Keeper of the Almshouse 

Next Wednesday Assigned for appointm'. of Persons to prevent 
breaches of Act of Trade 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 19, 1785 
Present Mess". Cunningham, Scollay, Browne, Andrews, Brown, 
Mackay 

A Committee from the Proprietors of the Sonthermost Writing 
School acquaint the Selectmen that at a Proprietors Meeting of 
said School, they had passed a Vote recommending M r . Elisha 
Tickner for Master of said School, and will consent that the Town 
retain said Scuool provided the present recommendation meet, the 
approbation of the Selectmen 

Cap'. Brown, M r . Brown & M r . Andrews a Committee to asser- 
tain the Bounds of the Land lately sold Caleb Davis & c . on the 
Neck 

M r . Andrews & Browne a Committee to view the Shop lately 
improved by a Negro, & to put the same in tenentable Repair for 
M r . Burke provided he consents to the Rent it has stood at 

The Selectmen having considered the Vote of the Proprietors 
of the Southermost Writing School this Day laid before them by 
y e Comm ee . direct the Town Clerks to acquaint them that they 
[236.] have provided a School House near the Center of the 
Town for M r . Cheney, and it is supposed the School will be ready 
for the reception of the Scholars within a Fortnight, when agree- 
able to the frequent request of the Proprietors, their School 
House will be delivered up to them 

M r . Thomas Uran applies that he may be appointed one of the 
Sealers of Wood 

M r . Browne a Comm e . to apply to James Sullivan Esq. for 
advice respecting a House at New Boston in a dangerous state & 
to Report at next Meeting of the Board. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 21. 1785. 
Present Mess". Scollay, Browne, Andrews, Cunningham, Grant, 
Brown, 

The Town Clerk directed, to issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing the 26. Day of October Inst'. 

M r . Fulsome to have the printing of the Notification, for Town 
Meeting 

M r . Browne & M r . Andrews a Committee to apply to 'Judge 



284 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Sullivan for drawing up a Law relative to Wood brought to 
Market 

A Letter sent the Selectmen of Marblehead acquainting them 
that a George Phillips an Inhabitant of the Town of Marblehead 
bieng sick & destitute was sent to the Almshouse & when able to 
leave the House an Account of the expense would be sent them 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 31, 1785 

Present Mess. Scollay, Brown, Mackay, Cunningham, An- 
drews, Grant, Price. 

Passed upon Accounts 

Extra Jurors drawn out of Box 

[227.] D r . Chauncy asks leave to open a drain from his House 
in Marlborough Street to the Main Drain, Liberty granted, he 
making good the Ground & Pavement to the satisfaction of the 
Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 2 d . 1785 

Present Mess. Scollay, Mackay, Andrews, Tyler, Browne, 
Brown, Grant, Cunningham 

Josiah Willistou Cooper, applies to the Selectmen for his being 
appointed an Inspector of Barrel'd pickled Pork Beef Fish &c. 

He was approved of by the Selectmen & was sworn to the 
faithful discharge of his trust by John Brown Esq. 

Eleanor Hayley a Young Woman, who is poor & pregnant was 
sent to the Almshouse on the State charge she says John Pappoon 
is the Father, a House Carpenter living in Pond Lane 

It is agreed with M r . Robert Pope, that he shall have the care 
of the Town Clocks & shall constantly & every Week see them 
regularly wound up & put into Order, so that equal time be kept 
by them all & should they want any little Repair such as a Nut 
or a Pin he is to do it at his own expence for which he is to re- 
ceive nine pounds p Annum & that if any Repairs shall be neces- 
sary in his Opinion he is to Report the same unto the Selectmen 
in order to receive their directions, and for any such Repairs he 
is to receive a reasonable allowance 

M r . Browne to call upon Judge Sullivan as Town Council 
relative to such Proprietors of Toombs as refuse paying their 
proportion of charge 

M r . Cunningham to supply M r . Vinal with ten Cord of Wood 

[228.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 3 d . 
175 

Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Mackay, Brown, Andrews, 
Cunningham, Grant, Tyler, 

Selectmen Executed Deeds to John Rowe Esq & Wendell Esq. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen last Octo r . 1785 
Present Mess" Scollay, Price, Tyler, Grant, Mackay, 
Andrews 

Cap'. Laha Keeper of the Hospital at Rainsfords Island. Re- 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 285 

ports That the Brigg ne . Dunemnon from S. Carolina Cap 1 . 
Gardner arrived below 3 Days ago had a Man on board broke out 
with the Small Pox about two Days since. Vessel only in Hallust 
Gave Cap'. Laha Orders to take the sick Man with his Bedding & c 
to the Hospital then to smoke & cleanse the Vessel, when she is 
permitted to come up to Town, they satisfying him for the cus- 
tomary expence that may arise 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov. 9. 1785 
Present Mess 18 . Scollay, Browne, Andrews, Brown, Grant 
M r . Andrews & M r . Grant agreable to appointment have pro- 
vided a School for Master Cheney in the House formerly called 
Sandemons Meeting, for which they have stipulated with M r . 
Isaac Winslow in behalf of the Proprietors of said House to pay 
said Winslow or the Proprietors at the rate of twenty pounds L M : 
P Annum, and in behalf of the Town the} 7 have contracted for 
one Year & as much longer as the Town may Judge proper to 
retain it & said Winslow has further agreed, that what Re- 
pairs has been done by the Town to the Wood House & Neces- 
sarys sh:ill be estimated by three indifferent Persons & what ever 
benefit shall be Adjudged to the Proprietors thereby shall be 
allowed by them to the Town the Key of said House was 
received the 7 th . Inst. 

M r . Nazro is directed to apply to Justice Greenlenff for a War- 
rant to carry one Mary Wyer a Molatto, to Charlestown where she 
is an Inhabitant she bieng infirm & unable to support herself 

[229.] On a Motion Voted, that next Wednesday Afternoon 
be assigned to take into consideration the Application made bv 
D r . Mayes for the use of Faneuil Hall three Evenings in the 
Weeks for the purpose of delivering his Lectures on the Philosiphy 
of Natural History 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 14 1785 
Present Mess Mackay. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 16. 1785 

Present Mess". Scollay, Mackay, Andrews, Price. Browne. 

Gave Col. Sargeant a Certificate that M r . Samuel Austin, 
Father of Jonathan Williams Austin, a late Major in the Conti- 
nental Service, is the proper Person to receive any Monies due to 
him for services in the Continental Army 

M r . Thomas Uran, appointed a Sealer of Wood upon the several 
Wharves, in this Town 

Cap'. Mackay & M r . Tyler to supply the public Schools at the 
North, with the same quantity of Wood as the last Year 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant to supply M r . Carters School as 
above 

M r . Sullivan is to have access to the Town Records & Papers 
attended by one of the Selectmen or the Town Clerk 

John Brown Esq & John Andrews being a Comra ee . of the 
Board to attend the fixture of the Land Mark between the Proprie- 
tors of the North part of the Neck upon the S. East side & 



286 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Towns right to the Southward of the same now under Lease to the 
same Proprietor^ attended & saw a Pillar of Stone fixed on the 
side [23O.] of the lioad in such manner as that the boundary 
Line runs direct through the middle of said Stone 

The consideration of D r . Mayes application to be taken up next 
Wednesday 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 23 d . 1785 

Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Browne, Mackay, Andrews, 
Cunningham, Grant, 

Cap'. Partridge was required to receive into the Almshouse one 
Eleanor Morrison from Cape Ann to be supported at 

James Marston appointed by the Selectmen one of the Inspect- 
ors of Barreld pickled Fish Pork & Beef & took an Oath of Office 
which was administred by Ezekiel Price Esq 

M r . Nazro Clerk of the Market is directed to acquaint M r . 
Bryant & other Occupiers of Stalls in the Market that they imme- 
diately desist from picking & packing Provisions in the Market 
House or within the Rails, & in case they continue in the practise 
M r . Nazro is directed to burn such Barrels without the Rails 

Moved & Voted that the Assignment relative to D r . Mayes 
Lectures be discharged & no further notice taken of his Applica- 
tion 

M r . Nazro is directed to acquaint the Persons who exhibit 
Puppet Shows that they immediately desist from such exhibi- 
tions, otherwise they may expect to be prosecuted therefor as the 
Law directs 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 28. 1785 
Present Mess". Mackay, Tyler, Scollay, Cunningham Browne, 
Andrews, Price 

[231.] M r . Partridge Keeper of the Almshouse, was re- 
quested to receive into the Alms house to be supported at the 
charge of this State one Elizabeth Fisher & her Child named 
James she not bieng an Inhabitant of any Town in this State & 
bieng in destitute Circumstances Order signed by M r . Scollay 
& M r . Tyler 

Passed upon Accounts 

The Selectmen complained to Justice Greanleaff that one Han- 
nah Wales alias Nightingale an Inhabitant of the Town of Brain- 
tree is now strolling about this Town & in no way to support herself 
they therefore requested his Honor to issue a Warrant for the 
removal of the said Hannah from this Town to Braintree aforesaid 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at / p Bushel, & that 
12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their Charges Pains & 
Livelihood which is computed as follows Viz 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh " " 

a 4 d . ditto f Wheat i Rye Meal d. 

a 4 d . ditto not above J Indian Meal d " " 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price " u 
Mem . Blanks not filled up by the Selectmen 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1785. 287 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 30 1785 
Present Mess". Scollay, Browne, Andrews, Price, Tyler 
M r . Thomas Bracket is to have a draught on the Town Treasurer 
next Draught Day for Forty pounds, bieng so much over charged 
in an Acco'. settled with the Town Treasurer bieng for one Years 
Rent of Land on the East-side of the Neck for 1773 the Land 
having been improved by him only for 1771 & 1772 when in said 
Acco'. he stands charged for 1773, the Year it was improved by 
M r . How & Saunders who paid the Rent for the same 

[232.] Passed upon two Accounts of Cap'. Sam Partridge 
amounting as by Copies of said Accounts on file to 1623. 7- 7. 
&. 86. 19. 2 

M r . Scollay is requested to call upon M r . Payne & M r . Hastings 
& others who have received Monies for Tickets for D r . Mayes 
Lectures, for the benefit of the Poor & receive the same 

The Town Clerk directed to Certify the Town Treasurer that 
Ebenezer Herring is to have a draught in the next Draught for the 
Sum of fifty four Pounds eight Shillings 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 2 d . 1785 

Present Mess". Scollay Mackay, Price, Browne, Andrews, 
Tyler 

The Selectmen received the Monies raised by D r . Mayes's Lec- 
tures for the Poor, One hundred thirty four and a half Dollars 

The Selectman distributed 48 

Delivered Overseers 96 



134 

The Selectmen distributed as follows Viz'. 

The Widow Stevens 4 ") 

M. Dyke 4 

M". Read 4 |> Scollay 

M". Geyer 4 J 

M. Warden 3 

Widow Jackson 3 , 

Widow Lepear ^Andrews 

M". Holland 3 

Widow Whittle 2 

Widow Gooding 2 

Widow Brick 4 } Tyler 

M r8 .Clough 2 

Widow Hall 3 

3M. Oultons 4 ) 

2M". Browns 3 J Brown 



48 Dollars 

[233.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 7. 
1785 

Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Andrews, Grant 
Selectmen attended Town Meeting 



288 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 14. 1785 

Present Mess". Scollay, Andrews, Cunningham, Price, Grant, 
Browne 

M r . Hews who keeps a Fish Market appeared & several Persons 
with him, & complain'd that M r . Woodward was shutting up the 
Dock where his Market was placed M r . Woodward attended, & 
was warned by the Selectmen not to proceed in filling up the 
Dock- 

M r . Scollay & M r . Andrews a Comm ee . to make enquiry as to 
the Right of the Dock & Report. 

The Selectmen consented to pay in behalf of the State to Tim- 
othy Ballard of Anclover 7/ p Week for Mathias Taylors Board, 
bieng a Stranger & disordered in mind & also Poor & destitute 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 21. 1785 

Present Mess r8 : Scollay, Price, Mackay, Andrews, Tyler, 
Grant, Cunningham, Browne 

Ordered by the Selectmen that M r . Nazro remove M r . Coolidge 
& Robinson from thier stalls in Faneiul Hall and Abijah Brown 
is to be placed in the same 

M r . Pope who has the care of the Clocks Reported as on file 
and said Pope is directed to repair the North Clock, provided said 
Repairs do not exceed 410 

Cap*. Benjamin Gorham approved of to keep a Tavern on Dock 
Square at the House known by the Name of the Pine Tree 
Tavern, licensed the present Year 

M r . William Billings appointed to inspect Trade 

Cap*. John Ballard d. 

Cap'. John Ingersol d. gone to Carolina 

Col. David Mason d. 

Cap*. Benf. Gorham d. 

[234.] M r . John Ingersol to Inspect Trade 

And each of them were made acquainted with their appointment 
as by Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meet'ing of the Selectmen Decem r . 26. 1785 

Present Mess". Mackay, Cunningham, Andrews, Tyler, Grant, 
Scollay, Price, 

Passed upon Accounts 

ORDERKD, that the Assize of Bread be set at wheat at 7 p 
Busliel and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowd to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains & Livelihood which is computed as follows. Viz 1 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread, must weigh - - - 1. 5. 3. 

a 4 d . ditto Wheat J Rye Meal d. .... 3. - - 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian d. ..... 4. - - 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price -11.9 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 28 th . 1785 

Present Mess". Scollay, Tyler, Andrews, Price, Grant, Browne 

M r . Scollay, Brown & Grant a Committee to obtain a fair Copy 

of the By Laws, from the Coram 6 . who made the Revision in order 

for their bieng presented to the Court of Sessions 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 289 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 31. 1785 
Present Mess. Scollay Mackay, Tyler, Grant, Andrews 

The Selectmen having met in consequence of an Information 
respecting a Child of D r . Crockers being taken down with the 
Small Pox at Col. Shaws N. End ; and finding the Parents & 
Friends of the Child totally averse to its bieng removed have 
Ordered That the House be shut up & kept so, & that no one 
have intercourse with it except the Doctor & he is directed to 
shift his Clothes & take the utmost care to prevent any communi- 
cation of the Distemper that whatever supplies they may want 
must be brought to them from without as no one must leave the 
House to receive them that a red Flag be hung out at the most 
conspicuous Part of the House that any one in the House liable to 
receive Infection must be kept at a distance from the Child And 
the Board expect that the above Order or directions are punctually 
& implicitly attended to A Copy of the above was handed by 
Cap 1 . Tyler to M". Shaw - 

[235.] Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 4. 
1786 

M r . Jonas Green approved of as a Retailer of Spirituous 
Liquors at the House improved this Year by M r . Stackpole 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 11 1786 

Present Mess 9 Cunningham Mackay, Scollay, Grant, Tyler, 
Browne, Andrews, 

The Selectmen direct the Clerk to deliver up the late Collector 
Parker decease'J his Bonds for the Year 1782. The Recpts of the 
several Treasurers for the Sums committed to him to Collect 
within the said Year, having been produced to the Selectmen 

The Selectmen having examined the Bills of charge for the re- 
pairs of the Common Shore in Hanover Street by M r . John 
Codmm, find the amount thereof to be 16. .12.. which Sum has 
been proportioned among the several Proprietors in the Common 
Shore as p a List given in to the Selectmen, all of which is on file 
and William White, Paver was authorized to collect the Same 

Cap'. Hunt of Kngine N. 2 proposes John Richardson Jun r . as 
an Engine Man for his Compy. in the room of one Isacre 

M r . Scollay & M r . Price a Comm ee . to advise & take order rel- 
ative to one Haden & Child sent to this Town by Warr*. from the 
Town of Waltham 

The Selectmen have Agreed that the By Laws shall be printed 
in a large Octavo, the number of Books by the Vote of the Town 
to be 1800 The several Printers are to be notified to give in 
thier. proposals in writing by next Wednesday 3 O'Clock P.M. for 
printing the same by the Sheet with a good type & good Paper, to 
be stiched with blue Paper 

An attested Copy of the above was given M r . Nazro to be shown 
the several Printers 

[236.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 18. 
1786 



290 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Present Mess. Cunningham, Scollay, Mackay, Brown, 
Andrews, Grant 

Mess". Swan & Makepeace brought to the Selectmen from the 
Widow of the late Collector Parker, his Tax Books N. 3. 4. 5. & 
11 for 1785, to be kept untill the Town shall determine about, 
the future Collection of said Taxes 

A number of Printers sent in thier Proposals for printing By 
Laws, when it appeared that M r . Edw d . Freeman Printer, offered 
to print the same at One penny p Sheet, agreable to a sample of 
Paper & Type sent in & which was the lowest terms of any of the 
proposals 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 20. 1 786 
Present Mess : Scollay, Grant, Andrews, Tyler, Browne, 
Brown 

Gave M. Mary Simpson a Certificate that She as Widow to 
Francis Simpson deceased late of Col. Voses Regiment in the 
Continental service & a Soldier in Cap'. Hunts Comp y . is the 
proper Person to receive any Money due to him for wages or other 
services while in the Continental Army 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 25. 1786 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Browne, Andrews, Tyler 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Jan y . 30. 1786 

Present Mess" : Mackay, Scollay, Andrews, Grant, Tyler, 
Browne, 

Passed upon Accounts 

The Assessors again apply ed to for a List of Names for the 
Jury Box 

[237.] Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 
7/ p Bushel, and that twelve Pence p Bushel be allowed to the 
Bakers for their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as 
follows Viz 1 . 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 153 

a 4 d . ditto f Wheat Rye Meal d. 3 - - 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal d. 4 - - 

Bisket of 3 Coppers price d. 11-9 

Cap'. Elias Robinson of Engine N 3. applies for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing thier Engine to work first in the 
Fire which lately broke out at the Mills North End drawn 
for 

Cap', Mackay & Cap*. Tyler, appointed a Committee to settle 
with M r . Rhodes for the Rent now due for the Wharfe at the 
North Battery, & to make him such allowance as they may think 
proper considering the damage done to said Wharf by the stress of 
Weather & the inroads of the tide, and to let said Wharff to M r . 
Rhodes on such terms as they may Judge reasonable 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen February 1. 1786 
Present Mess" : Scollay, Mackay, Tyler, Cunningham, Andrews, 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 178(5. 291 

Joseph Eayrs approved of as a Retailer of Spirits at his Shop 
in Essex Street 

Gave a Certificate that Sarah Read Widow of Joshua Read de- 
ceased a late Soldier in Col. Greakms Regiment, is the proper 
Person in the opinion of the Selectmen to receive what is still due 
to him as wages while in the Continental service 

Passed upon Accounts to be included in the present Draught 

[238.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb*. 6 
1786. A.M. 

Present Mess". Scollay, Price, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 6. 1786. P.M. 

Present Mess. Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Grant, Mackay, 

Delivered young M r . Parker, the Tax Books brought to the 
Selectmen by the Bondsmen of the late Collector Parker 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 8. 1786 P. 
M. 

Present Mess. Scollay, Tyler, Cunningham, Andrews, Browne, 
Brown, Price, 

Jurors drawn 

Joseph Prince improving M r . Knights Shop, appointed by the 
Selectmen to Inspect as to breaches of the Acts of Trade agreable 
to a late Law of this Commonwealth & made acquainted of his 
appointment as p Copy on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 11, 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Tyler, Andrews, Price, Browne, 
Mackay, Grant 

Information having been given the Selectmen, that it was sus- 
pected that M r Edward Savage, had been Inoculated in this Town 
for the Small Pox Several persons were desired to attend at 
the Board & were examined, as by Minutes on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 13, 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Andrews, Brown, Grant, Tyler 
M r . Carter jittended & proposing to give information of a 
Doctor (whose Name he might mention provided he received assur- 
ance that no damage should accrue to him tho : he did not Inocu- 
late M r . Savage, this was given him) when the Selectmen rec' d . 
information that he was carried to the Hospital at New Boston 
sometime the latter end of last Week, and that the Small Pox 
had broke out on said Person 

M r . Nazro was then directed to give the usual directions in case 
of any Person bieng sent to the Hospital, for M. Richardson to 
govern herself by The Clerk directed to publish an Advertize- 
ment 

[239.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 15, 
1786 

Present Mess". Cunningham, Tyler, Scollay, Grant, Price, 
Andrews, Browne 



292 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Cap 1 . Joel Gushing of Eogine N. 7 proposes Henry Davidson & 
Oliver Wiswell Jr. as Engine Men in the room of Ebenezer Torey 
& Thomas Ruggles Approved of 

Cap 1 . John Champney of Engine N. 11. proposes Peter 
M c lntosh, James Tate & John Dent for Engine Men iu the room 
of Eben r . Gushing John Crosby & Moses Eayres 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb y . 22 d . 1786 

Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Mackay, Andrews, Cunningham, 
Browne 

Cap 1 . Samuel Harris approved as an Inspector of Barrel'd 
pickled Beef, Pork & Fish And the Oath of Office was admin- 
istred to him by M r . Justice Browne 

Passed upon John Marstons Accounts of the charge of opening 
a Drain in State Street as p Copy to be placed on the files 

Passed upon D r . Appletons State Account for the Almshouse 
from May 17H3 to 1784 amounting to 543. 7- 9- as p Copy to be 
on file when sent in by the Doctor 

Next Monday Afternoon assigned for appointing the Officers of 
the Police 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Feb 7 . 27. 1786 
Present Tyler, Cunningham, Scollay, Price, Browne, 
Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 7 / p bush : 
& that twelve Pence p bush: be allowed to the Bakers for their 
charges pains and livelihood which is computed as follows 
Viz' 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1. 5. 3 

a 4 d . ditto ^ Wheat ^ Rye Meal must weigh 3. 

a 4 d . ditto, not above J Indiean Meal d. 4. 

Biskets of three Copper price . 11. 9 

Passed upon Accounts 

[24O.] The Selectmen have agreed to nllow M r . Tukesbury 
twenty Dollars for building a Linter [Lean-to] & finding Mate- 
rials, twenty-eight feet by ten to be finished to the approbation 
of the Selectmen 

M r . Scollay has received of John Sweetser Esq. Interest on his 
Bond for 66. 13. 4 for one Years Interest 4 bieng Brook- 
ers Donation and has been divided as follows Viz 

M r . Scollay given to Widow Delaplace 12 
M r . Brown 1.. 4 

M r . Tyler ..18 

Cap'. Mackay 1.. 6 



4 

see April 19. 1786- 

The several School Masters are requested to read the By Law 
relative to Snow Balls to their Scholars and to enjoin a strict 
observance of the same as they would avoid the penalty 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 293 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 1. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Tyler, Andrews, Cunningham, Price, 
Grant, Browne 

Passed upon other Accounts besides those on draught Day 
M r . Scollay, M r . Andrews, & M r . Cunningham, a Conim ce . to 
view the Town Buildings near the Labratory, to make proposals 
for necessary Repairs to the Occupiers & agree for a reasonable 
Rent in future 

Mess : Moses & Joseph Vose, excused from paving anything 
for Rent of Deer Island the Year 1775 provided they have re- 
ceived no compensation of Government for the loss they sustained 
in bieng removed by Order of General Thomas 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 6, 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Mackay, Cunningham, Browne, Tyler, 
Price, 

M r . John Wear applies to be appointed a Ticket Porter 
M r . Michael Mollineux d. proposes Joseph Head as Bondsmen 
Daniel Collins Qualified 
Timothy Robinson 
William Vinson 
Benjamin Pool 
Peter Spring 

[241.] Memo. M r .Cade informs with respect to the Sextons 
charge That for digging a Common Grave they charge 6/ opening 
a Toomb G/ for a Funeral, a large pall 6/ a small Pall 3/ - 

The Sextons charge for carrying a Corps 4/ each, For 
warning 100 Persons to attend Funeral, collect & returning 
Chairs lo/ Tolling. 3 Bells 2/ 

The names of the Persons who are willing to Undertake the 
charge of Funerals Viz*. 

John Cades Samuel Curtis 

Joseph Edmunds Sam : Duncalf 

Robert Newman Matthew James 

Elijah Adams Jesse lloughton 

John Jones Ede Venuvere 

William M c .Fadden Eben r . Herring 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 7, 1786 
Present Mess : Scollay, Price, Tyler, Andrews, Grant, 

Browne 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting 

the 13 th . Instant 10. OClock Forenoon for the choice of Town 

Officers 

Mess : Russel & Warden has the printing of the Notifications 
M r . Scollay & Cap'. Tyler to wait upon the Rev d . M r . Stillman 

& ask him to open the Town Meeting with Prayer 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 8. 1786 
Present Mess r8 . Scollay, Cunningham, Browne, Price, Andrews, 
Grant. 

Passed upon D r . Appletons State Account for Supplies of the 



294 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Hospital at West Boston, during the Sickness of Sarah Frost a 
Stranger, amounting to 31.. 15. 10 d . as p Copy on file M r . A 
will send one 

Boston Ss At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 15, 1786 

Present Mess. Scollay, Cunningham, Walley, Dorr, Andrews, 
Tyler, Grant, Price. 

M r . Scollay, Walley, & Dorr a Committee to view the Land 
Col. May & others have petitioned the Town for Satturday 10 
O'Clock & Report thereon to the Board. 

Cap 1 . Joel dishing of Engine N. 7. Applys for the Premium 
allowed for bringing his Engine first to play on the Fire at M r . 
Fennos House allowed by the Selectmen drawn for in April 
draught. 

[242.] M r . Dorr, Cap*. Tyler & Mr. Grant a Committee to 
enquire with respect to a Suitable place for a Pound for Horses & 
Hogs at the North part of the Town, & to Report & the two 
former Gentlemen are appointed to view the Pavement leading to 
Charlestown Ferry 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 21, 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Cunningham, Andrews, Walley, 
M r . Joseph Lovering applies for liberty to open a Drain into the 
Common Shore from his Workhouse he making good the Ground 
to the satisfaction of the Selectmen Liberty accordingly granted, 
the directions of the law bieng complied with 

M r . John Fairservice prays liberty to open a Drain into the 
Common Shore for cleaning near his House in Orange Street 
Liberty granted on condition the Ground & Pavement is made 
good & the Law relative to Drains complied with 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 22 d . 1786 

Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, 

M r . Whitwell & Mason applies that M. Bonyng may have the 
Towns House which has been improved by the Widow Stevens 
which was approved of by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 24, 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Grant, Walley, Price 
The Committee to view Cops Hill & enquire out the Spot of 
Ground the Granary formerly stood upon Report that by the 
information of the most autient Inhabitants, the said spot was 
pointed out to them therefore yoted that the Committee be 
desired to proceed in providing the Pounds ordered by the Town 
& c . on said Land 

Voted that the Committee appointed to view the defect in the 
pavement or street Leading to Charlestown Ferry or Charles 
River Bridge Proceed to see the same put in Order and call on the 
several abutters to do their part towards effecting the same 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting 
on the 1 st . Monday in April next, for the choice of Governor 
& c 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 295 

M r . Dorr & M r . Tyler a Comm e . to wait on M r . Stillraan to 
desire him to open the Meeting with prayer 

[243.] M r . Russel the Printer of the Centinel to have print 8 
of Notification 

Orders - Voted to be given the four Inspectors of the Police as 
p Copy on file 

M r . Billings has leave to improve the Hall one Evening in a 
Month at times that do not interfere with the Business of the 
Town untill further Orders 

The Selectmen have agreed unanimously to invite M r . Jonathan 
L. Austin, to pronounce the Oration the 4 of July next in com- 
memoration of the Independence of these States 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 27, 1786 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Walley, Tyler, Cunningham, 

Grant, Andrews. 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat a 6/6 p 

bushel and that 12 pence p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for 

their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows 

Viz'. - 

Ibs. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread, must weigh 1. 6. 11 

a 4 d . ditto Wheat Rye Meal, must weigh 3. -. 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian, must weigh 4. -. 

Biskets of three Coppers price -. 12. 6 

Passed upon Accounts 

Obediah Thayer, applys to the Selectmen, that he may be ap- 
pointed by them a Measurer of Wood coming into Town by 
Land 

M r . Edmund Freeman to have a draught in this Months draught 
for twenty pounds, in part for printing By Laws 

M r . Freeman has engaged that the By Laws shall be finished 
printing, in one month from this date 

M r . Walley & M r . Andrews a Committee to expedite the print- 
ing of the By Laws 

The Selectmen to whom was left by the Town the determina- 
tion of the Watch to be laid aside, have agreed that it should be 
the Dock Watch [244.] And M r . Nazro is directed to receive 
the Key of M r . Wendell the late Constable & to receive the Polls, 
hour Glass & Shovel & a Lanthorn and lodge the same in the upper 
Chamber at Faneuil Hall. 

The Selectmen have agreable to a Vote of the Town determined 
the wages of the several Watchmen to be retained by the Town 
Viz'. The Constables of the watch to have fifty-four Shillings 
& the Watchmen forty-two Shillings p Month 

The Selectmen have agreed, that the Occupiers of the Building 
called the Labratory, putting the same into Repair at their own 
Expence are to pay as Rent for the same thirty Pounds p 
Annum sent M r . Treasurer 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 29. 1786 
Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Walley, Price, Grant, 
Tyler, 



296 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Selectmen directed the delivery of M r . Cud worths Bonds for 
1777. & 2 for 1778 & M r . Thomas Bond a Collector for 1783 

Cap'. John Holland of Engine N. 5. applies for the premium 
allowed for bringing bis Engine to play first on the Fire which 
lately broke out in a House at Royal Exchange Lane 

Approved of & a draught given 

David Marston applies for being appointed an Inspecter of 
Barrel'd pickled Fish Fork Beef &c. 

Samuel Healey applies to the Selectmen for being appointed an 

Next Wednesday assigned for taking up the Business of the 
Hay Market M r . Nazro to desire M r . Ballard who hires the Hay 
Market to attend at that time as also M r . Buttei field, Blake & 
M r . Fessenden, who have complained, that M r . Ballard is not a 
suitable Person for weighing Hay &c. 

M r . Freeman engages to finish the printing the By Laws in a 
fortnight or three Weeks at farthest 

M r . Tyler & M r . Dorr a Comm ee . to order Repairs to that part 
of Cross Street leading into Mill Pond 

[245.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 31. 
1786 

Present Mess rs . Price, Tyler, Walley, Scollay, Andrews, Grant, 

Next Wednesday Assigned for affixing the prices of the 
Funeral Porters as the By Laws of the Town direct 

M r . John Newman a blind Man approved of as a Retailer of 
Spirituous Liquors at his Shop in Wings Lane 

Cap'. George Ridgway applys for the Premium allowed by the 
Town for bringing his Engine to work first on the Fire which 
lately broke out at M r . Minots Barn drawn for 

Voted, that he have a draught for the same next Draught 
Day- 

M r . Dorr & Cap'. Tyler, appointed a Committee to forbid M r . 
Hildrake from building on an old foundation in Lyn Street, as 
said Street will be too much narrowed thereby, & the Land being 
vacant, the Selectmen have a power by law to lay it into the 
Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 5. 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Tyler, Cunningham, 
Walley, Grant, 

A number of the Inhabitants attended, and complained of an 
old House in Dossets Lane, as a great Nusance, there being many 
Negros in said House who are making disturbances & by improper 
fires endanger the Estates near to them 

The Inspectors of the Police propose the following Persons as 
Scaviugers Viz 4 

Mess" 



John Lambert Jun r . 
John Ballard Jun r . ------- 
Cap'. John Ballard 


for Ward N. 
for - - - 

for - - - 
for 


1 

2 
3 
4 
5 

r, 


Edward Weld 


for - - - 

fnr 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 297 

[246.] John Allen for - - - 7 

Cap 1 . John Todd for - - - 8 

Christ . Clark for - - - 9 

10 

William Billings --- for - - - 1 1 

John McFadden -------- for - - - 12 

M r . Edward Welds applys to the Selectmen that he may be ap- 
pointed a Sealer of Wood for the North part of the Town also 
M r . Buck 

Approved, see April 26 

The Inspectors Report the number of Negros & c . in the House 
complained of in Dossets Lane may be found in book 

Nathaniel Baker approved of as a Retailer of Rum & other 
Spirits at his Shop in Charles Street 

M r . Ezekiel Russel approved of as a Retailer of Spirituous 
Liquors at his Shop in Orange Street S. End see Page 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 12 th . 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grant, Andrews, Walley, Price, 
Cunningham, Browne, 

Cap 1 . Uran of Engine N. 4 applies for the Premium for work- 
ing first with his Engine on the Fire at a House in Royal Exchange 
Lane M r . Holland had a draught before in March last 

Cap 1 . Hunnewell of Engine N. 9 applies for a Premium at the 
Fire at Board Alley which was granted but draught sus- 
pended 

Cap'. Hunt of Engine N. 2, has liberty to procure two new 
Hoses for his Engine 

M r . Bucknam, & M r . Simon Bradshaw applies to be measurer of 
Wood not allowed 

Next Monday Afternoon 4. O'Clock assigned for appointing 
Persons as Auchtioneers 

[247.] M r . Cunningham & M r . Walley & M r . Browne a 
Committee to acquaint the Proprietors of Sea Street with their 
Agreement as to that Street, & to do what is proper to be done 
thereon 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 7. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grant, W alley, Cunningham 
The Selectmen appointed M r . Cunningham to agree with M r . 
Robins, for the Stonts to repair the Head Wall on Sea Street 

M r . Cunningham Reported, that he had agreed with Cap'. 
Robins for 3/ a Perch said Committee viewed M r . Smiths Land, 
and gave liberty to strike a streight line from M r . Cushings Fence 
to the Corner of the Lane leading to the Rope Walks as staked out 
by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 13 th . 1786 

Present Mess: Scollay, Price, Andrews, Tyler, Grant 

Jurors drawn, and entered in Jury Books 

Cap'. John Nwell appointed an Inspector of Oyl & took the 
Oath enjoined by Law which was administred to him by Ezekiel 
Price Esq 



298 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aprfl 17, 1786 
Present Mess". Scollaj 7 , Dorr, Price, Tyler, Andrews, Grant, 

Cunningham, Walley, Browne, 

The following Persons have been approved of as Auchtioneers 

for the present Year, having produced Receipts from the Treasurer 

Viz 4 . 

Bondsmen approved 
William Greenleaff Esq. Thorn. 8 Dawes Jun r . Esq. 

Nath 1 . Appleton Physician 
Russell & Clap John Green Printer 

James White Stationer 
John Badger John Leach Schoolmaster 

Thomas Leach Mariner 

John Jutau Sam & Will Brick. Merch" 1 . 

Nicholas Rosselet Norton Brailsford Gentl". 

Joseph Clark 
Hinckley & Kneeland John Stoddar Gentleman 

Ben j . Gorham Inholder 

Elias Parkman Thomas Melville Merch'. 

Norton Brailsford Gentl n . 
Joshua Eaton Gideon Baty Merch'. 

James Eaton of Salem Merch'. 
Lewis Hoyt Daniel Jones Gentleman 

Martin Bicker Merch . 
Mem . Bonds to be dated the 17 of April 

[248.] Col. Procter is approved of & is to be appointed so 
soon as he produces a Certificate his Bondsmen Elias Thomas 
Sailmaker Edward Proctor Jun r . Tinman 

The Selectmen have agreed not to enlarge the number of Auch- 
tioneers, beyond the present number ten 

Cap'. Alexander Mackay approved of as a Retailer of Rum & 
other Spirits also Cap 1 . Matthew Parke at thier respective 
Stores, on the Town Dock 

Joseph Spear Jun r . appointed an Inspector of Oyle in the Town 
of Boston and took the Oath enjoined by a law passed Nov r . 1785 

which was administred to him by John Brown Esq r . 

Cap'. Job Wheelwright appointed an Inspector of Oyl for the 
Town of Boston & took the Oath enjoined by Law, which was 
Administred to him by John Brown Esq. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 19. 1786 

Present, Scollay, Price, Andrews, Browne 

Certificates given respecting the Oil brought into this Port by 
Schooners Hannah & Ranger, as by Copies of all proceedings 
upon file. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting the Selectmen April 19. 1786. 

Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Price, Andrews, Tyler, Grant, Brown, 
Whalley 

Cap'. Robinson of Engine N. 3 applies to the Selectmen for a 
premium for bringing his Engine to work first on the Fire which 
lately broke out at a Chairmans Shop in Prince Street which 
was granted drawn for 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 299 

Moved & Voted, that the Firewards of the Town be desired to 
procure eleven Ladders for the Engines under their care, of such 
measure & and construction as they shall Judge best & that 
they be mark'd with the name of the Engine, they shall be 
procured for. 

Upon application of M r . William Moor for erecting [249.] 
Posts before his House in Hawkins Lane M r . Scollay and An- 
drews a Committee to view the Street & give such liberty as they 
shall Judge proper 

M r . Whalley appointed to view a Post erected near M r . Grean- 
leaffs Land & Report whether it does not incommode Passen- 
gers 

M r . Benjamin Henderson appointed by the Assessors to Collect 
the Outstanding Taxes of the late Daniel Parker, & by the Town 
to Collect the outstanding Taxes of Alexander Thomas, upon 
whom Executions have been* levied proposes Cap'. Job Prince 
Merch'. & Cap'. John Ballard as his Bondsmen 

M r . Browne, received as entered the I 8t . of Feb y . List four Dol- 
lars, bieng a part of M rs - Brookers Donation which he Reports 
has been distributed as follows Viz 1 . 

To M". Lucy Oulton 1 Dollar 

The Widow Worth 1 d. 

The Widow French 1 d. 

The Widow Perkins 3/4 

M r . Warden 2/3 

The Selectmen agreed to let to hire the Hay Engine Wednesday 
next, and notice given the Inhabitants thereof by an Advertize- 
ment sent for insertion in M r . Griffiths Paper, to Morrow 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Comm ee . to attend at the taking 
down the end of M r . Beals House that the Land given by M r . 
Barrel to the Town may be laid into the Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen April 24. 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Walley, Andrews, Grant, 
Browne, Tyler, 

Cap'. Levering of Engine 8 applies for the Premium at the Fire 
at M r . Bricks Distill house S. End he bieng the first that play'd 
upon the Fire with his Engine, which allowed & drawn for 

[25O.] Passed upon Accounts 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 6/6 p 
Bushel, and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for thier 
Charges pains & livelihood, which is computed as follows Viz 1 . 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Brick Bread must weigh 1 :6 :11 

a 4 d . ditto | white Rye Meal must weigh 3 :- : - 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal must weigh 4 :- : - 

Biskets of 3 Coppers price d. -: 12: 6 

Complaint entred by M r . Whalley for himself & others that 
Christopher Marshall hns not repair'd his drain lately open'd as it 
should be 



300 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Andrews & M r . Cunningham, Committee to view said 
Drain & G ive the necessary directions 

M r . Collectors Henderson, proposed Bondsmen see April 19. 
approved of by the Selectmen 

M r . Whalley, M r . Price, & M r . Brown a Committee to desire & 
Report some plan for the printing business of the Town to be done 
in a more frugal way 

Cap'. Joab Hunt of Engine N. 2 applies for the Premium for 
bringing their Engine to work first at the Fire which lately broke 
out at a House the Head of Cross Street (allowed) drawn 
for 

Next Wednesday upon a Motion of M r . Brown, assigned for 
the consideration of turning the new Building on the Dock into 
a Market 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the ^Selectmen April 26. 1786 - 
Present Mess : John Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Whalley, Browne, 
Cunningham 

Upon opening the proposals for the hire of the Hay Engine at 
4, O, Clock, it appeared that Cap 1 . Samuel Ballard was the highest 
bidder and the Selectmen apprehending him to be a Person 
suitably qualified, they have agreed [251.] to Rent said Engine 
to him at the Sum ho offers. Viz*. 

One hundred & fifty pounds one Shillings p Annum provided he 
gives Bonds or sufficient security for payment of said Rent 

Cap*. Ri'lgway of Engine N. 6. proposes Thomas Green, 
Samuel Weeks & Hugh Cargill as suitable Persons for his Engine 
Company and they were approved of by the Selectmen 

M r . Browne, M r . Whalley & M r . Dorr a Committee to treat with 
the Fishermen & other Market People for the hire of the Building 
at the end of the Market, and Report their doings to the Board. 

M r . Scollay & M r . Whalley, & Col. Daws, a Comrn 6 . to view 
the Lan I near the Rope Walks, as delineated in a Plan presented 
the Selectmen, by said Col. Daws & Report to the Board 
thereon 

Obediah Thayer appointed a Measurer of Wood coming in to 
this Town by Land & Water sent 

M r . Green applies for the hire of a Store now occupied by M r . 
Prentice, when he shall leave it 

Cap'. Edward Welds appointed a Measurer of Wood coming 
into Town by Land & Water agreeable to his applications'. 
April Ins'. 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen April 28. 1786 
Present Mess". Dorr, Tyler, Whalley, Browne, Scollay, And- 
rews, 

A Committee of Ihe whole Board for viewing the lower part of 
Prince Street leading to the Bridge over Charles River, having at- 
tended that service Report That the Pavement of the lower part 
of said Street be repaired in such manner as to make a regular des- 
cent from the upper part of the Pavement as it now lays, nearly 
opposite to M r . John Cloughs Shop to the entrance on said Bridge 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 178r>. 301 

[252.] and that M r . Dorr, M r . Tyler, & M r . Grant be a Commit- 
tee to carry the same into effect, upon such terms as the Board 
may approve, and that as the expence attending; the laying out & 
making a proper Street from Charles River Bridge to Winnesemit 
Ferry will be attended with a very great expence that the sense of 
the Town upon that matter be taken at the next Town Meeting 
M r . Dorr & M r . Tyler a Committee to order the necessary re- 
pairs to North Grammar School also to the North Writing 
School, M r . Tileston 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 3 d . 1786. 

Present Mess" Scollay, Dorr, Cunningham, Andrews,, Whalley, 
Grant, Tyler. 

The Committee to Agree with the Pavers for paving work to 
be done at the bottom of Prince Street Reported that they had 
agreed with Welds & others for said work to be done for 13 d . 
p yard 

M r . Cunningham appointed to give directions to M r . Hayden, 
Hayward as to the support of the Bulls 

M r . Cunningham appointed to direct necessary Repairs at the 
Hay Market 

Town Clerk to issue a Warrant for Town Meeting for the choice 
of Representatives & c . Tuesday next 10. o'clock A.M. 

M r . Hall to have the printing of the Notifications 

M r . Cunningham & M r . Whalley a Committiee to desire the 
Rev d . M r . White to open the Town Meeting with prayer 

Boston ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 10, 1786 

Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, W alley, Tyler, Andrews, Grant, 
Browne. 

William Taunt who has been licensed for several Years to keep 
Tavern at the Admiral Vernon, prays a recommendation for 
keeping one at the large House lately occupied by Potter & 
Gregory near the Admiral Vernon. 
after all had Voted, that the matter subside. 

[253.] M r . Joshua Pico appointed an Inspector of Oyl, and 
look the Oath enjoined by Law which was administered to him by 
John Browne Esq 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant a Comm e appointed the 19 th of April 
last to take down the Brick end of M r . Beals House, to be laid 
into a Street are desired to proceed in said Business agreable 
to a Vote ofi the Town lately passed 

M r . Caleb Haydeu appointed an Inspector of Oyl, in the Town 
of Boston, and took the Oath enjoined by Law, which was admin- 
istred to him by John Browne Esq. 

The Committee on M r . Welchs request having Reported that 
his request should not be granted the Report was accepted by 
the Board the Request was, that he might have liberty to erect 
Buildings over the Common Shore in Street lead g . to the Mills 

M r . Scollay, Cunningham & Walley appointed a Committee to 
view the neck & Report what is necessary to be done thereon as 
to Repairs 



302 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Browne a Committee to apply to M r . Sullivan for advice 
with respect to some incroachments on the Street leading to 
Charles River Bridge 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 11. 1786. 

Present Mess. Scollay, Andrews, Browne, Tyler, Grant. 

Certificate given relative to Oil brought into this Port by the 
Brigantine Peacock & the Schooner Sculpion, as by Copies of 
Proceedings on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 13. 1786 

Present Mess Scollay, Price, Dorr, Andrews, Browne, Tyler, 
Walley, 

The Board consents to pay eight Dollars in behalf of the Town 
unto M r . Thomas Greene, on condition he puts the Pump opposite 
his Shop in good Repair, to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

[254.] M r . Dorr, M r . Tyler, & Grant, a Committee from the 
Board to confer & treat with the Abutters on Lyn Street, & Re- 
port as soon as may be & that Committee cause the Street to be 
laid out agreeable to a Vote of the Town passed the 22 d . March 
1786 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town 
Meeting May 17. 1786 4. O Clock. Afternoon 

No Notification to be printed 

Town Clerk order'd to publish an Advertizement relative to 
work to be done at the Neck & c . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 17, 1786 
Present Mess Scollay, Browne, Tyler, Walley, Andrews, 
Cap 1 . Levering of Engine N. 8 applys for the Premium allowed 
by the Town for bringing his Engine to work first on tiie Fires 
which lately broke out at M r . Wheelers House S. End which 
was granted by the Selectmen drawn in June draft 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 18. 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Browne, Tyler, Walley, Andrews, 
Elisha Davis appointed an Inspector of Barrel'd pickled Fish, 

Pork & Beef in this Town, and took the Oath of Office which was 

administred to him by John Browne Esq 

The Town Clerk directed to give M r . Henderson a Certificate 

that he has given Bond to the satisfaction of the Selectmen for 

collecting I he Outstanding debts of M r . Daniel Parker for 1784 & 

1785 also all M r . Thomass. Outstanding Taxes 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 18. 1786. P.M. 

Pivscnt Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Wallry, Browne, Grant, 
Price, Andrews, 

M r . Browne & M r . Dorr, a Committee to wait on Coi. Jackson 
& treat with him relative to the four Lots of Land on Cops Hill 
agreeable to a Vote of the Town 

The Comm ee . Reported, that they had [255.] waited on Col. 
Jackson, who informed them that a Son of M r . Allen the Original 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 303 

Mortgager, applied to him this Morning & tender'd him the Money 
for the Original sum with the amount of tlie Interest to this Day, & 
that after some hesitation he with reluctance received the Money 
thinking be was obliged so to 'do ; for which he gave a Receit on 
the Mortgage, but made no Assignment of the same 

M r . Ebenezer Graves approved of to keep a Tavern in Royal 
Exchange Lane lately improved by Oliver Vose 

William Taunt approved of to keep a Tavern in a House lately 
improved by Grigory & Potter, in King Street opposite the Ad- 
miral Vernon 

M r . Brown, M r . Walley & M r . Cunningham a Comm ee . to see 
M r . Hews & require his removing the Nusances, which injure the 
sick riding out of Town from their effluvias 

M r . Dorr M r . Tyler & Grant a Comm ee . to apply to Judge Sul- 
livan for drawing up a proper Instrument for securing the Lands 
that may given in by the Abuttors on Ferry Street also to carry 
into execution the Vote of the Town for building a Sea Wall & c . 
passed on the Yesterday 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 19. 178G 

Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Browne, Tyler, Walley, 
Grant, Andrews 

M r . Browne appointed a Committee the 10'. Ins 1 , to take Opinion 
of Judge Sullivan relative to encroachments on the Streets by 
several Cellar Doors & Steps bieng built too far out, excused by 
Mess: Dorr, Tyler & Grant appointed a Committee for that pur- 
pose in his room 

Voted, that each Inspector of the Police have an Order on' M r . 
Freeman the Printer for 400 of the new Code of By Laws to be 
[256.] by them distributed to such of the Inhabitants as may 
appear to them proper to be served with them, they taking the 
Names of every Person served with one of them in their respec- 
tive Wards the remaining two hundred Books to be lodged in 
the Selectineus Chamber, to serve such Persons with as may be 
over looked or omitted in the above Distribution 

The Town Clerk is directed to give the Inspectors an Order for 
said By Laws 

Cap'. Job Wheelwright a sworn Inspector Certified on Oath 
that 23 Tons white Spermacite Oil & 26 bbs. & 20 Gall'. Yel- 
low Spermacite Oil were brought into this Port in the Brig'. Suc- 
cess Hillyard Mayew of Dartmouth Master, for which the proper 
Certificates were given to Sam : Brick & John Lilley Owners to 
enable them to receive the Bounty. 

M r . Henry Newman appeared & left an Instrument signed by 
him expressive of an Obligation to build 160 feet of the proposed 
Stone Wall for the purpose of widening Ferry Street & fully to 
compleat the Street to the extent of 16 a feet at his own proper 
cost & expence provided he can be secured in his purchase of 
the four lots originally the late M r . Aliens of Cape Ann 

And that M r . Scollay & M r . Price be a committee to wait upon 
Edward Payne Esq. & Deacon Smith to procure a releasement of 



304 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

any Claim they may have against said Lots of Land on Cops Hill, 
so called 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 20. 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Tyler, Browne, Andrews, Grant 
Cap*. Job Wheelwright a sworn Inspection Certified under oath 
that 4 Tons & 28 Gall 8 , of white Spermacite Oil were brought into 
this Port in the Brig'. Constant John Withrell of Well Fleet 
Master, for which proper Certificates were given to Israel Serg- 
ant Sam : Perkins & Hubbard & Green Sole Owners to enable 
them to receive the Bounty 

[257.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 24. 
1786 

Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Browne, Andrews, 

M r . Scollay, having received of M r . Thomas Cartwright being 
for Interest on Moneys lent him, which is part of M". Brookers 
Donation ; the Sum of three pounds & 2/ 

M r . Scollay retained - 1 4 

M r . Andrews had 1 4 

M r . Dorr had 1 4 see July 12*. 

3.. 12 

to be distributed to suitable Objects 

M r . Bowen & M r . Morse beiug present, it is agreed by them, 
that Morse is to be accountable to the Selectmen for the House & 
Shop which has been improved by M r . Bowen belong*, to the 
Town, since April 15 the time the Shop was resigned? to Morse 
by consent of the Selectmen the said Morse to pay from the 15 
of April last at the rate of 50 P Annum 

An order was given Cap'. Enoch James to receive a Pipe now 
ia possession of Cap*. Samuel Sloan, which belongs to the Han- 
cock Engine 

The Cornm 6 . appointed the 26 April last relative to the New 
Building at the end of the Market Report. That the Fishermen 
are ready to take said Building for a Fish on such terms & such 
restrictions as shall be Agreed upon whereupon It was deter- 
mined by the Selectmen that the Eastern part of the Building 
shall be improved as a Fish Market 

The said Committee appointed to Agree with the Fishermen for 
said Building & to Order such Repairs or alterations as they may 
Judge necessary 

The Selectmen agree to meet at 10 O'Clock to Morrow Morn- 
ing for the express purpose of receiving their Bonds, & granting 
Licenses to the Auchtioneers & those who do not attend may 
not expect their Licenses the present Year 

[258.] M r . Walley appointed to examine the Almhouse 
Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 25, 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Browne, Tyler, 
Auchtioneers attended relative to Auchtioneers Bonds &c. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 305 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 26, 1786 
Present Mess". Dorr, Brown, Andrews, Grant, Scollay. 
The Officers of the Police attended, in order for a conference 
with the Board 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 29. 1786 

Present Mess. Dorr, Scollay, Andrews, W alley, Tyler, Cun- 
ningham, Browne, Grant, 

Passed upon Accounts 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 5/6 p 
Bushel and that twelve Pence p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as fol- 
lows. Viz'. 

Ibs. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of white Bread must weigh 1 10 8 

a 4 d . Ditto f Wheat Rye Meal must weigh 3 

a 4 d . Ditto not above half Indian Meal must weigh 4 
Biskets of three Coppers, must weigh - 14 4 

M r . Scollay, & M r . Andrews a Committee, to write the several 
Towns who are indebted to this Town for the support of their Poor 
& to request payment thereof 

M r . James sent in his proposals for building half the Sea 
Wall in the Book 

The Comm : M r . Dorr & others, to apply to Judge Sullivan for 
his opinion relative to Cellar Doors Report on file 

M r . Dorr & M r . Grant a Comm e . to examine M r . Coopers Ac- 
count 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet next Fryday ? 4. oClock. 
P. M. 

BOSTON April 5. 1786 

[259.] The Selectmen agreably to a By law of this Town, 
empowering them to license & appoint a proper number of 
Funeral Porters, and to Assign their wages or allowance, do here- 
by License and appoint the following Persons to attend at Fun- 
erals in this Town and carry the Bodies of the Dead to the 
Grave 

Viz 1 . Mess 8 . John Cade, Joseph Edmunds, Robert Newman, 
Elijah Adams, John Jones, William M c Fadden, Samuel Dun- 
calf, Matthew Jones, Jesse Houghton Ede Venuvere Ebenezer 
Herring And that the prices for opening Tombs, & digging of 
Graves be as follows Viz'. 

For Digging a Grave or opening a Tomb 5. 

For a large Pall for an Adult 4/6 a Small d. for a Child 2/3 d 

For carrying a Corpse 3/ for each Porter 

For each tolling the Bell 8 d . 

For the Undertakers in waiting upon the Pall Holders ) 8- 

warning attendance borrowing Chairs & c } 

For extraordinary Cases such as putting Bodies ) /,_ 

into a Tarr'd Sheets & c . j 

The above computed as follows Viz' . 

Graves or Tomb 

say large Pall supposing an Adult 




306 CITY DOCUMENT No. 15o. 

for carrying a Corpse 6 Porters at 3/ "-18- 

Tolling two Bells twice each t<_2 _ 

Warning attendance & c n g 



1"18..2 

In case of a necessity to put the Body into a Tar'd Sheet, the 
additional charge of 6/ will take place 

The Selectmen expect of the Funeral Porters a strict conformity 
to all the By-Laws, & other Laws respecting Funerals ringing of 
Bells & c and a sober decent behavior as the condition of their beincr 
continued in Office 

The Selectmen having agreable to the power vested with them, 
appointed John Cade to the especial care of the North Burial 
Ground William M c Fadden for the South Bnrial Ground Jesse 
Houghton for the [26O.]old Burying Ground near the Chapel, 
Matthew James for the Common Burial Grounds they expect 
that the said persons see the Corpse conveyed to the Grave and 
covered up they direct that the Gates of the Burial Places be 
kept constantly locked excepting at such times as they are opened 
to receive the Corpse & that the Passage to the Burial Places and 
to the Graves be kept clear of Snow and other obstructions ; and 
that in digging the Graves they so perform it as that the top of 
the Coffins be three feet under Ground at the least they are to 
take care that no Bones or part of Skelletons are suffered to 
remain on the surface or Tombs & Graves left open to injure the 
health or the feelings of the Inhabitants, or to offend the Eye of a 
Stranger who may incline to take a view of our Burial Places 
sent 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen May 31. 1786 

Present Mess. Scollay, Browne, 

Information given the Selectmen that the Briggantiue? from 
the West Indies had a Lad on bonrd with the Small Pox 

The Captain was directed to laud such Articles as were liable 
to receive Infection on Raiusford Island & Cap'. Laha Keeper 
of the Hospital was ordered to receive into the Hospital the 
Person with the Small Pox & to air & cleanse what may be 
landed & to Report as soon as may be to the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 2, 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price. Andrews, Cunningham, 
Browne, Walley, Grant, Tyler 

Passed upon other Accounts than those passed at Draught 
Da.} 

Samuel Clough informs that John Whitehead with his Family 
from Hingham has been admitted into an House of his in Prince 
Street near Charlestown Ferry said Whitehead is a Millwright 

[261.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 6, 
1786- 

Present Mess. Browne, Tyler, Dorr, Andrews, Grant 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 307 

Cap*. Caleb Hayden a sworn Inspector for the Port of Boston 
Certified on Oath that 22 Tons 251 Gallons of white 202 Gallons 
of Yellow and 86 Gallons of Brown Sperraacite Oil were brought 
into this Port in the Schooner Nancy Richard Rich of Trtiro 
Master, for which the proper Certificates were given to Dav d . 
Stoddard Grenough Esq. sole Owner to enable him to receive 
ttie Bounty, allowed by a Resolve of this Commonwealth 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 7. 176 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Browne, Cunningham, 
Walley, Tyler, 

M r - Jonathan Wheeler, Lime burner applies to the Selectmen 
for an Inspection of his Lime Kiln, agreable to a late By Law 
M r . Cunningham & M r . Walley a Committee for the purpose^afore- 
said 

M r . Andrews & M r . Scollay a Committee to view Milk Street & 
Report what they apprehend may be done 

M r . John Furuass approved of as a Retailer of Spirituous Liquors 
at his Shop in Long Lane 

The Inspectors of the Police are desired to Report to the Board 
at the next meeting the names of such Persons as refuse to com- 
ply with the injunctions & orders of the new Code of By Laws 

Passed upon Cap'. Samuel Patridges Keeper of the Almshouse. 
State Accounts amounting to 1917. 0- 3 d & 100 - 4 - 3 - as 
P Copies on file 

[263.] Cap 4 . Laha Keeper of the State Hospital at Rainsford 
Island, having Reported that the Boy who had the Smnll Pox in 
the Brig ne . Dolphin & Cap 1 . Litchfield Luce was taken into his 
Hospital, is now recovered & has been cleansed & aird, together 
with his Clothing he was directed to smoke ami cleanse the 
Boy & things again, and if he came up with the Boat next Wed- 
nesd.ay, he might then permit him to come up with him 

Thomas Foster appointed an Inspector of Barreld pickled Fish 
Pork & Beef, & the Oath of Office was administred to him by M r . 
Justice Price 

William Wittington applys for liberty to open a Drain from his 
House into the Common Shore, Liberty granted on condition that 
the Pavement be replaced & the Ground made good to the satis- 
faction of M r . Andrews and M r . Scollay a Committee for that 
purpose 

The Town Clerk is to have a draught for fifty Pounds in the 
May Draught in part of services for the Year 1783 

M r . Cunningham a Committee to examine or to order an ex- 
amination with respect to a Chimney in a House at the S. part of 
the Town occupied by one Symmonds 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 9 th . 1786 
Present Mess r9 Scollay, Price, Andrews, Browne, Walley, 

Tyler, Cunningham, Grant 

Cap 1 . Newell informs he has let a Tenement to Fransnecey? 

Port a Barber who came from Martineco also Prince Brown 

Labourer a Negro from Newbury Port 



308 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Cap'. Lobdell approved to keep a Tavern at the Admiral Vernon 
Tavern so called near Butlers Row 

The Committee to view M r . Wheelers Limekiln Report, that he 
have liberty to fire his Lime Kiln, and that he is hereby permitted 
& Licensed by the Selectmen, to make use of the said place near 
Wheelers Point, for erecting his Lime Kiln agreable to a late 
By Law which Report was accepted 

see the 2 d . Page after this 

M r . Scollay, Andrews & Walley a Committee to order such Re- 
pairs to Milk Street as they may Judge proper 

It is agreed that the Pavement from the Blue [263.] Ball & 
into Back Street & from thence to the lower part 6f Prince Street 
shall be repaved M r . Dorr, Tyler, & Grant a Committee to 
order the same under their inspection also part of Middle- 
street towards M r . Goldthwaits 

M r . Walley a Committee to order some small Repairs to the 
Pavements in Long Lane 

M r . Scollay appointed to get some holes mended in y e . Cold 
Lane & Tremont Street 

The Committee appointed to order the taking down of that part 
of a House Deded to the Town by Joseph Barrel Esq. situated in 
Coopers Alley, having applied to Hon ble John Sullivan Esq. for his 
Opinion respecting their procedure the same was given them in 
writing, and is as follows Viz'. 

Agreable to your request with which I have been favoured, I 
have attended to the Deeds given by M r . Barrel to the Town, and 
notwithstanding the Question proposed to be " whether the 
Selectmen have a right to pull down that part of the House which 
is within the conveyance of M r . Barrel and whether the Materials, 
when the said part of the House is prostrated, are the property of 
the Town or not " 

I have to answer that M r . Barrels Deed sells & Releases to the 
Town that part of the Lot which is cut off by a Line drawn "from 
the Corner of T. Greens House to William Greenleaffs back store ; 
being 12 feet & 6 Inches in front of the House with the Ap- 
purtenances, the Habendum of the Deed is to hold the same 
forever " in Fee Simple to the use of the said Joseph for one Yean- 
and then to the use of the Town for ever, on Condition that the 
same should after one Year be appropriated to the use of a public 
Street 

The Condition appears to me to be a subsequent Condition and 
that the Fee was actually vested in the Town, but the Estate may 
be diverted if the Condition is not fulfilled, and that the Buildings 
and the Land passed by the Deed and consequently that when the 
Buildings are pulled down as they lawfully may be, the Materials 
will belong to the Town 

[264.] I advise however to the laying out the Street before 
the Buildings are prostrated if I have not understood the Ques- 
tion, I shall be ready to answer any other that may be proposed 

The said Committee in consequence of the aforegoing opinion 
are to proceed in laying out the Street for which purpose they are 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 178G. 309 

to apply to Master Leach for his assistance as a Surveyor, and to 
call upon M r . Sullivan for any further explination or advice which 
may be wanted 

The following was Given M r . Jonathan Wheeler attested by the 
Town Clerk 

Agreable to the Report of a Committee appointed to view M r . 
Jonathan Wheelers Lime Kiln near Wheelers Point, and by vertuo 
of the power vested in the Selectmen by a late By Law the said 
Wheeler is permitted to fire his Lime Kiln now ready for that pur- 
pose, and he is now Licensed by said Selectmen to make use of 
the said Place for Erecting & fireing his Brick Kilns, in future 

M r . Dorr M r . Tyler & M r . Grant a Committee to agree with 
M r . Bates for Stones, & with M r . Sprague for building the Sea 
Wall on Ferry Street 

The above Committee are impowered to purchase the Timber & 
agree with Workmen for building the Woodworks of said Sea 
Wall 

Cap 1 . Matthew Parke prays the Selectmen that he may be ap- 
pointed to weigh bunch Onions agreableito a late By Law 

see next Page 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 14. 1786 

Present Mess 8 . Scollay, Dorr, Price, Browne, Andrews, Grant, 

John Craigue & Charles King appointed Chimney Sweepers for 
this Town to have 14 d . for lower Rooms & one Shilling for 
Chamber Chimney 

see 21. of June 

Cap'. Bentley of Engine N. 1 applies for the Premium allowed 
by the Town for playing first with their Engine at the [2G5.] 
Fire which lately broke out at M r . James Blacksmith Shop near 
Tuders Wharff 

Voted, that he have a draught for the same next Draft Day 

The Selectmen gave a Certificate that M. Mary Hutchins 
Sister of William Harris a late Lieu', in Col. Cranes Regiment, 
who has deceased is the proper Person in their opinion to receive 
any Monies due to him for services while in the Continental 
Army 

M r . Dorr, added to the Committf*. relative to M r . Lamberts 
Rent of a Wharff he improves at the North End M r . Tyler & 
Cap'. Mackay were formerly appointed 

Cap'. Matthew Parke appointed to weigh bunches of Onions 
agreable to a late By Law 

The Inspectors of the police are directed, that for the present, 
they cause any filth or piles of dirt & Rubbish in the Streets or 
Lanes to be immediately removed, provided they can get it done 
for 8/4 d . P Load 

The Overseer of the Lamps is requested to canse all the Lamps 
to be taken in & properly secured in such places as he may judge 
best 

The Clerk of the Market is directed to warn all Sellers of Small 
Wares in a pedling way, to leave the Market and to give notice 
to all Butchers in the Market, that such Meat as shall here after 



310 CITY DOCUMENT i\o. 150. 

be brought into the Market Blown, will be seized & disposed of 
as the Law directs 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet on Satturday next 11. 
O'Clock in order *to countenance the Clerk of the Market in re- 
moving the Bakers Barrows out of the Market which by the be- 
havior of the Bakers Boys, have become very troublesome 

M r . Andrews & M r . Grant to view the enroachment on the 
Street near M rs . Ivers's 

\ 

[266.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 16. 
1786 

Present Mess. Walley, Tyler, Browne, Dorr, Scollay, Price, 
Grant, 

The Selectmen upon application of the Bakers having made 
enquiry respecting the present price of Flower cannot see reason 
to make any alteration in the rate last affixed 

f Boston Ss : At a Meet-ing of the Selectmen & two Justices, 
Quoram unus viz'. Ezekiel Price and John Browne Esq 

Upon application made by Samuel Wallace, an inspection was 
taken of his Chocolate Mills & Machines for roasting Cocoa & 
making of Chocolate being situated a little below the Swing 
Bridge on Town Dock and as in tlie Opinion of said Justices & 
Selectmen said Works are so secured as not to endanger the lives 
& property of the Inhabitants near them they do hereby Licence 
said Chocolate Mills for the purpose aforesaid sent 

Boston Ss : At a meeting of the Selectmen June 19. 1786 
Present Mess : Scollay, Andrews, Dorr, Walley, Browne, 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 21 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Cunningham, Price, 
Browne, Andrews Walley, Grant 

The Selectmen have agreed to visit Deer Island on Fryday the 
21'. of July next 

M r . Edward Rumney applys to the Selectmen for an Inspection 
of his Chocolate Mills situated in Ball Alley as the Law directs 

The Selectmen direct that the Inspectors of the Police be in- 
formed, that the Selectmen are of opinion, they should give Infor- 
mation to a Magistrate of any Breaches of the Laws, without 
looking upon themselves as obliged to give previous Information 
to the Selectmen 

[267.] The Selectmen have agreed to attend the Visitation 
of the Schools on Wednesday the 5. Day of July next 

The Selectmen appoint Mess rs . Edward Welds John Ballard, 
Christopher Clarke & William Billings for seizing & securing all 
Baskets improved for measuring Coal, that are not of the dimen- 
sions or not sealed as the Law directs & to prosecute such Person 
or Persons as shall be guilty of the breach u, the s d . Law relative 
to measuring Coal & c . 

M r . Brown & M r . Andrews a Comm ec . to provide a suiiable 
place for the delivery of the Oration of the 4 th . of July next and 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 311 

to take order for the suitable Celebration of that Anniversary & 
acquaint his Excell y . the Governor and General Court therewith 

Thomas Cabot appointed an Inspector of Barrel'd pickled Fish 
Pork & Beef, in this Town and the Oath was adrainistred to him 
by M r . Justice Browne M r . Cunningham appointed to repair 
the Granary 

Jonas Barker appointed one of the Chimney Sweepers of this 
Town on the condition enjoined, Mess. Craigue & King who were 
appointed the 14 th of this month 

. M r . Matthew Simpson, upon his application, is permitted by the 
Selectmen to keep a School in this Town for the Instruction of 
Youth of both Sexes in Writing Arithmetic & Mathmatticks 

Cirtificates of the appointment of Auchtioners were given to all 
the Persons appointed, save Col. Proctor see their appointment 
the 17 th . of April last Cirtificates dated the 17 th of April last 

[268.] Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 
23 d . 1786 

Present Mess. Andrews 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 24 th . 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Tyler, Dorr, Andrews, Grant, Price, 
Cap'. Job Wheelright a sworn Inspector for the Port of Boston 
Certified on Oath that eight Tons three Barrels and twelve and a 
half Gallons of Whale Oil were brought into this Port in the 
Brigantine Nancy John Rich of Hard wick in the County of Wor- 
cester Master for which the proper Certificates were given to 
Jacob Williams the Owner to enable him to receive the Bounty 
allowed by a Resolve of this Commonwealth 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 26, 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Andrews, Tyler, Cunning- 
ham, Browne, Grant, Walley. 

Passed upon Accounts passed the 28 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 6/ p 
Bushel and that twelve Pence p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers 
for their Charges Pains and Livelihood, which, is computed as 
as follows Viz'. 

a 4 d . Loaf of White Brick Bread must weigh t" 8 " 8 

a 4 d . ditto | Wheat Rye Meal must weigh 3 " - " - 

a 4 d . ditto not above half Indian Meal must weigh 4" - " - 

Biskets of three Coppers price " 13 " 4 

M r . Scollay having received of the Town Treasurer M r . Peter 
Boyer for one Years Interest on his Note of hand for 369. 
bieng part of M ra . Brookers Donation 

Of which M r . Dorr received. 2 . . 8 see July 12 
M r . Price 2 . . 8 

M r . Browne 2 . . 8 see Nov r . 22 d 

Cap 1 . Tyler 2 .. 8 see July 12 



312 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . Andrews 2 . . 8 see Nov r . 22 d 

M r . Grant 2 . . 8 see July 12 

[269.] M r . Walley. 2 .. 8 see Nov r . 22 d 

M r . Cunningham 2 . . 8 see Nov r . 15 coming 

M r . Scollay retains 2 . . 18 " 9 

22. 2 9 d - 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for Town 
Meeting July 4 l . next the Day on which Independence was de- 
clared but no printed Notifications are to be dispersed 

Upon the Petition of a number of the respectable Inhabitants 
that M r . Thomas Pool may be permitted to perform his Feats of 
Horsemanship in the Town, among other reasons, on account of 
his services & Sufferings in the public service The Town Clerk 
is directed to acquaint M r . Pool, that the Selectmen have no ob- 
jection to his performing said Feats provided the same be done in 
a proper Inclosure 

M r . Nazro is directed to open the Hall for the Tryal of any 
Person or Persons charged with the breach of any By Law upon 
the Application of the Inspectors of the Police, or the desire of 
any Magistrate 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 28. 1786 

Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Browne, Price, Tyler, 
Grant, Walley, 

Jurors drawn, and their Names posted in Jury Books 

Passed upon Accounts not passed upon last Monday 

All the Auchtioneers Bonds sent to the Treasurer of this Com- 
monwealth by M r . Nazro 

John Andrews appointed to procure flaps for covering the 
Necessary at Master Carters School, to allay in some measure the 
disagreable effluvia arising therefrom 

M r . Walley & M r . Andrews a Comm ee . to procure a passage for 
one Bridget Neagles & her Child to Ireland on the States charge 
she bieng now at the Almshouse 

[27O.] The Chairman & M r . Andrews a Committee to order 
necessary Repairs to the House near Deacon Smiths and to con- 
sider what will be a proper Rent 

The Selectmen have agreed to view the encroachments on 
Olivers Dock immediately after Dinner on Visitation Day 

M r . Browne & M r . Walley a Committee to make such Repairs 
to the Pavement in Summer Street as they shall Judge proper 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen June 29. 1786 
Present Mess" Scollay, Dorr, Browne, Tyler, Andrews, 
Agreed with M r . Wort for a Dinner on Visitation Day and for 

the price of Liquors & c . as by particulars in a Mem , delivered M r . 

Wort 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 3 d . 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Price, Tyler Andrews, Grant, 
Browne 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 313 

Cap. Laba having Reported to us that the Schooner Eagle 
owned in Salem Cap 1 . Nata 1 . Knight from Hyspaniola, loaded vrith 
Molasses has had the Small Pox on board since he left the West 
Indies, he was directed to receive the Persons into the Hospital 
who are liable to receive the Small Pox & every thing on the 
Island liable to retain Infection, and to smoke & cleanse her 
& then Report to us when the Vesel may leave the Island with 
safety 1 Man has had the Distemper & no more are liable 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 4, 1786 
Present Mess" Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Tyler, Cunningham 
Cap'. Laha having Reported to us, that he had taken every- 
thing on Shore from the Schooner Eagle liable to retain Infection, 
& smoked & cleansed her so as that in his Opinion she might leave 
the Island with safety he was directed to give the Schooner 
another good smoking & cleansing after which he might permit 
the Vessel to come up, first securing his own charges. 

[271.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 5. 
1786- 

Present Mess Scollay, Dorr, Price, Andrews, Tyler, Browne, 
Cunningham, Walley, Grant. 

The Selectmen aCv;ompanied by a number of Gentlemen visited 
the public Schools, and found them in proper order 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Freeholders July 8. 1786 

Present Mess": Scollay, Dorr, Browne, Cunningham, Walley, 
Andrews, Grant. 

Committee of Selectmen waited upon M r . Jon a . L. Austin & re- 
quested a Copy of his late Oration for the Press his answer is 
on File 

M r . Justice Greanleaff is requested to issue a Warr. for the 
removal of Lucy Hayden to Waltham. where she properly be- 
longs 

It is the Opinion of the Selectmen that the Inspectors of the 
Police discontinue the use of an Office and take down the Sign 
Board affixed thereto that they conceive it contrary to the 
Spirit of their Office to Assemble at any Place to receive infor- 
mation, as it appears to be more their Duty to patrole the Street 
and make their own Observations of all breaches of the By Laws 
And that whatever Offences they may observe it is expected they 
make complaints thereof as soon as may be to some Magistrate, 
to take cognizance of the same, without previously consulting any 
other Inspector, and to make return of their several doings to the 
Selectmen once a Month or oftener if required 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 12. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Grant, Tyler, Scollay. Andrews, 
Walley. 

Cap'. Tyler received of Brookers Donation see June 26 2. 8 
Gave to Widow Sarah Breck 1 4 

to Widow Way 6 



314 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

to Widow Tyler 12 

to Widow Goodwin 6 

2.. 8 



[278.] M r . Dorr Distributed as follows 3.. 12 

To the Widow Catherine Way 18 

Widow Elizabeth Stevens 6 

see May 24*. 1 4 

Widow Catharine Way ..12 

Widow Abigail Tyler ..18 

Ruth Foot a poor sick Woman .. 9 
Widow Elizabeth Stevens .. 9 

see June 26 

3_12 



being in full of what he received of M r . Scollay, the 24. of May 
& 26 of June last, being part of Brookers Donation 

M r . Scollay authorized by the Selectmen to purchase of Cap*. 
Loyd about 20. or '60 Lamps, if the Lamps should suit him 

M r . Benjamin Green to have the upper part of the Towns Store 
near the Blue Ball for one Year, at the Rent of 33 P Year to 
be paid quarterly, Rent to commence the 14 of July Ins*, sent 
Treasurer. 

M r . Billings one of the Inspectors, has liberty to put a Pump 
down the wells in the Common, which he has discovered, pro- 
vided the charge of the same is defreyed by Subscriptions 

M r . Scollay & M r . Walley to settle with Cap*. Farrington the 
Rent he is to pay in future for the Land he has improved on the 
West side of Orange Street, belonging to the Town new Rent to 
commence from the expiration of his Lease 

M r . Brown Dorr & Walley to wait on M rs . 'Perkins and agree 
with her as to carrying the waste Water from her Pump near the 
Blue Ball, under ground through y e . Drain on Common Shore 

M r . Grant having received of Brookers Donation 2. 8 

The same was distributed as follows Viz*. 

To the Widow Good wing 12 

the Widow Jeffers 12 

the Widow Stevens 12 

the Widow Wakefield 12 

2. 8 



BOOK SEVENTEENTH. 



[1.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 12, 1786. 
Present Messrs. Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Tj'ler, Grant & Walley 

M r . George Hamlin Hay ward is impowered by the Selectmen to 
collect of such Persons as have Cows going at large on the Com- 
mon, One Dollar for each Cow and he is required to return a List 
of the number of Cows and the Names of the Owners he receives 
the Money of as well as the Names of the Persons who own Cows 
who may refuse paying the said Dollar ordered by a By Law to 
be paid for each Cow to defray the Expence of purchasing and 
keeping four Bulls to go at large on the Common 

M r . Hamlin is also authorized and impowered to take care that 
no damage is done the Trees on the Common for his trouble he 
is to have a reasonable compensation 

sent 

M r . Grant and M r . Andrews a Committee to have the end of 
Beals House taken down to widen the Street or passage way 
leading to Brattle Square, by direction of the Board have con- 
ditioned with Joseph Barrel Esq. for in consideration of his 
permitting about seven feet of a Store projecting into the Passage 
Way to be cut off flush with the front of Beals' House, the 
Selectmen engage in behalf of the Town that He or whoever else 
shall rebuild the Store formerly called the Stone Shop may be 
permitted to carry it in a strait Line from the old say North East 
Corner of said Store to the North East Corner of M r . Rowes 
Mouse now improved by M r . Hicks bounded on said Passage 
Way sent. 

The Inspectors of the Police are required to carry the laws 
into Execution relative to Oyster Shells. 

They are also desired to take care that the [2.] Inhabitants 
provide themselves with poles & Swab, agreeable to the By 
Laws 

An Advertisement relative to the above sent to Messrs. Adams 
& Nurse 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 14, 1786. 

Present Messrs. Walley, Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Cunningham, 
Grant. 

A List made out for the Gentlemen who are to be invited to 
accompany the Selectmen on a visit to Deer Island, and the 
Town Clerk is directed to send Billets of Invitation 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 18, 1786. 
Present Messrs : Scollay, Tyler, Grant, Andrews, Browne. 



316 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Cap*. Caleb Hayden a sworn Inspector of Oil for the Port of Bos- 
ton Certified on Oath that T 2 9 n _^ s . 18 f! 2 . of Whale Oil T SJ_5 B ,!. i i of 
white Oil were brought into the Port in the Brigantine Fortune John 
Kenderich Master of Wareham in y e County of Plymouth for which 
the proper Certificates were given to M r . Shattuck & M r . Cobb, 
the sole Owners, to enable them to receive the Bounty, allowed by 
a Resolve of this Commonwealth 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 21, 1786. 

Present Messrs. Scollay, Price, Dorr, Walley, Grant, Cunning- 
ham, Andrews, Brown & Tyler 

The Selectmen accompanied by a number of Gentlemen took a 
view of Deer Island 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 24, 1786. 
Present Messrs. Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Browne, Andrews 
Walley 

M r John R. Sigourney enters a complaint against [3.] a large 
black Dog kept by M r . Booth Constable, for seizing & biting 
him 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 26, 1786 
Present Messrs. Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Dorr, Price, Cun- 
ningham, Browne, 

M r . Scollay having retained in his hand of M rs . Brookers Dona- 
tion. 4.-2-0. see May 24, & June 26 the same was dis- 
tributed as follows 
Viz 1 . 

To M rs . Delaplace 12 

M rs . Dyke 12 

M r ". Wheat 9 

M. Geyer (! 

M. Brfghtman 12 

M". Lowell 12 

M rs . Johnson 6 

M. Francis 13 9 



4_2 9 

M r . Scollay has received in part Interest of Minots Bond, being 
part of Brookers Donation Viz*. 9 

which was distributed as follows Viz 1 . 

To M r . Brown 18 see Nov r . 21 . 

M r . Tyler 1 16 see Nov r . 8. 

M r . Dorr 1 16 see Nov r . 22. 

M r . Andrews 1 4 see Nov r . 22. 

M r . Cunningham 1 16 see next Nov r . 15. 

M r . Scollay retained 1 16 see Nov r . 29. 



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the same to be given to such Objects as are described in M r *. 
Brookers Will each. of the above Selectmen to return a particular 
Account of his Distribution 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 317 

Upon M r . Cheney Master of Writing School in Middle Street, 
application for an Assistant, the Selectmen agreed to visit said 
School between this Day & next Wednesday 

Capt. James of Hancock Engine N. 10 applies for the Pre- 
mium for playing first on the Fire at the Building on Town Dock 
which was granted drawn for. 

Cap'. George Ridgway of Engine N. 6 applies for d. at the 
Fire at Cap 1 . Freemans House which was granted drawn for. 
[4.] The following Persons were drawn Jurors for a Mari- 
time Court on 9 th . of .August next Viz'. 
Paul Reveire Esq 
Hopestill Capen 
David Spear 
John Page 

Cap 1 . Joseph Crocker 
John Rogers 
Joseph Kettle 
Amasa Davis 
Daniel Sergent 
Thomas Newall Jun r . 
Andrew Johonnet 
Cap'. John Leach Jun r . 

M r . Grant & M r . Andrews a Committee to order the necessary 
Repairs to the top of Faneuil Hall said Committee are author- 
ized by the Board to purchase a suitable Bell to be hung in the 
Cupola. 

M r . Dorr, Tyler & Grant a Committee to order necessary Re- 
pairs to the Pavement in North Latin School Street 

The Selectmen have agreed to confer with the Officers of the 
Police on Fry day next 11 O'Clock A.M. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 27. 1786. 

Present Messrs. Scollay Browne Andrews, Dorr, Walley, 
Price Cunningham. 

Voted that Judge Sullivan agreable to his application to the 
Selectmen, may be permitted to improve the Tombs in the Com- 
mon burial Ground said to be the late Governor Bellinghams, 
conditioned that he keep the same in repair & retain the Bodies 
now in the Tombs and deliver up the same, when a claim shall be 
made by any one of the legal lleirs of said Bellingham, they de- 
fraying the expenses of said Repairs 

[5.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 28, 
1786. 

Present Messrs. Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Tyler Cunningham, 
Walley, Browne Grant 

A conference had with the Inspectors of the Police. 

M r . Booth the keeper of an unruly Dog is again directed to 
cause said Dog to be killed, or discharged, otherwise he will be 
prosecuted for the penalty incurred by the breach of Law 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 29 th . 1786 



318 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Present Messrs : Dorr, Walley, Scollay, Browne, Tyler, Grant. 

Applied to Governor Bowdoiu for a Proclamation to be issued 
offering a pardon for the discovery of the Person or Persons, who 
set Fire to the Building on Dock Square, tho concerned 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 30 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Walley, Brown, Andrews, Grant. 

Information having been given the Selectmen that a Negro 
Man in a House at the head of Cross Street was suspected of 
having the Small Pox D r . Appleton was desired to take another 
Physician with him to said House & make examination as to the 
Negroes disorder 

D r . Appleton Reported, that himself & D r . Jarvis had made ex- 
amination, and apprehended the eruption not to be Small Pox. 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen July 31 1786 
Present Mess rs : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Browne, Andrews, Grant 

Cunningham, Walley, 

Passed upon Accounts 
Ordered, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat I/ p Bushel 

& that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 

pains & livelihood, which is computed as follows Viz'. Mem . 

no Assize set by the Selectmen 

lb oz d 

a 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread French made must weigh " " " 

a 4 d . d. f white Rye Meal d. " " " 

a 4 d . d. not above Indian " " k ' 

Biskets of three Coppers price " " " 

[6.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug* 2 d 
1786. 

Present Messrs. Dorr, Scollay, Price, Walley, Andrews, 
Browne, Cunningham : 

The Committee to visit M r . Cheneys School, Report that they 
visited the School without previous notice & found 110 Scholars 
present, and that he had given about ten more a leave of absence 
for the Day 

Voted, that he be allowed for an Assistant Thirty six pounds 
p Annum from the first of August Instant And the Selectmen 
approve of his employing Edward Holden in that service. 

The Selectmen have agreed to visit Rainsfords Island, on Tues- 
day the 22 d . of August Ins 1 . 

Letters sent to the Selectmen of the Towns of Waltham, 
Worcester, Springfield & Marblehead, requesting payment of what 
they are indebted for the support of their Inhabitants in this 
Town during their sickness 

Thomas Bayley Collector, proposes James Bayley Gentleman 
& William Bird Gentleman as his Bondsmen 

Passed upon some other Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 3 d . 1786. 
Present Messrs : Andrews, Tyler, Browne, Walley, Grant, 
Passed upon Accounts 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 319 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 8. 1786. 
Present Messrs. Scollay, Dorr, Browne. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 9, 1786 

Present Scollay, Dorr, Walley, Andrews, Tyler, Cunningham, 
Price, Grant, Hrowne 

[7.] M r . Collector Charles Williams proposes Benjamin Edes 
Printer, and Thomas Parker Gentleman, for his Bondsmen the 
present Year 

M r . Collector James Thompson proposes Cap*. Job Prince 
Merchant & M r . Isaiah Doane Merchant as his Bondsmen for the 
present Year which were approved of by the Selectmen 

M r . Collector Henderson proposes Caleb Hopkins Merchant & 
Enoch James Blacksmith for his Bondsmen as Collector of Taxes 
for their approbation see Aug { . lo. 

M r . White living near Col. Waters Distill house has liberty to 
carry a Drain into the Common Shore, conditioned that the 
Ground & Pavement be restored to the approbation of the Select- 
men 

M r . Scollay who has been appointed to the care of the Lamps is 
authorized to continue his services ; and agreahle to a 'Vote of the 
Town he is directed to proceed in lighting the Lamps for which 
service he is to have the former pay of Five pounds p Month to 
Commence from next Wednesday 

M r . Henry Prentice is to pay the Treasurer for the last 
Quarters Rent of the Store he held of the Town at the Rate of 
Thirty three pounds p Annum & the former Rent for the time he 
held it before the last Quarter, meaning his part of the Store 

Upon the application of M r . Appleton & others for altering 
pnrt of the Pavement in Cornhill, M r . Price & M r . Andrews a 
Committee to confer with said Gentlemen & to permit such altera- 
tion as they may Judge proper, provided it be done without 
Expence to the Town 

Mastor Hunt & M r . Whitwell requested to attend at the Select- 
mens Chamber to Morrow 11 O'Clock 

The Selectmen permit Master Carter to accommodate himself 
with another House for his accommodation & let the one he now im- 
proves being too small for his growing Family to such Person or 
Persons as may be approved of by M r . Andrews the Town not to 
be answerable for any additional Expence in the matter 

Charles King as a Chimney Sweeper has delivered a Badge of 
his Office N. 1 

[8.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 10, 
1786. 

Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Browne, Tyler, Walley, 
Andrews, Cunningham, Grant, Price 

On a Complaint exhibited by M r . Samuel Whitwell Sen r . & 
Thomas Walley Esq. against M r . Samuel Hunt for practises in the 
Government of his School tending too much to unjustifiable 
severity. 

The Parties being present were heard and the Board Adjourned 



320 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



to Fryday Afternoon being the 11 Ins', in order to consider on 
proper measures to remedy the evil complained of, After which 
the Applications for Licenses as Inholders & Retailers are to be 
taken up & determined by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 11, 1786. 

pr Adjournment. 

Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Green, Tyler, Andrews 
Cunningham Walley & Grant 

The Board having before acted upon the List of Licensed 
Persons for the last Year, & a Certificate given on the Return, for 
the Hon bl . the Justices of the Court of General Sessions of the 
Peace for the County of Suffolk a Copy of which return will be 
placed on the Town File now proceeded to the consideration of 
the Application for Licenses as Retailers & Inholders the present 
Year, agreably to Assignment, when the following Persons were 
approbated Viz'. 



Abigail Tyler 
Amos Lewis 
Thomas Parker 
Betsy McKnight 
John Revere 
Sarah Reed 
Daniel Adams 
Ezra Curtain 
Hulda Delano 
Samuel Pierce 
Thomas Sherburne 

[9.] Joseph Lanedon 
Earth 1 . Trow 
Lydia Waistcoat 
Sarah Appleton 
Edward Procter 
Joanna Harris 
Isaac Davis 
Nicholas Rosselct 
John Wise 
Joseph Wakefield 
Henry Dilloway 
Benjamin Jarvis 
Willam Faxton 
George Langley 
Lydia Haskin 
Lucy Tidd 
Barnabas Webb 
William Marshall 
Elkanah Hayden 
Phineas Dana 
William Burk 
Andrew Bradshaw 
Thomas Sanderson 



Charter Street as a Retailer 

Street leadg into N. Square D. 

Middle Street D. 

Newbury Street D. 

Middle Street D. 

Cross Street D. 

Fore Street D. 

Black horse Lane D. 

Wheelers Point D. 

near the Palaverers D. 

Back Street D. 

Carr d . forward 

near Hancocks Wharf Retailer 

near D r . Howards D. 

Cross Street D. 

Prince Street * D. 

Fish Street D. 

Hanover Street D. 

Pitts Wharf D. 

Dock Square D. 

Cold Lane D. 

Fore Street D. 

Dock Square D. 

King Street D. 

Newburv Street D. 

near Bulls Wharf D. 

Bullfinch Square D. 

Middle Street D. 

Ann Street D. 

Orange Street D. 

North Square D. 

Orange Street D. 

Hanover Street D. 

near Mill Bridge D. 

Marlborough Street D. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 321 

Margaret Moor Orange Street D. 

Col. David Brewer Prince Street as an Inholder 

see Aug'. 15 for others 

Messrs : Scolla}*, Cunningham & Walley, a Committee to confer 
^Yith the Proprietors of the Neck by their Committee Deacon 
Davis & others appointed for that purpose 

Adjourned to Tuesday next 4 O'Clock on Special Business 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen pr Adjournmen'. 
Ang 4 . 15, 1786. 

Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Tyler, Andrews, Browne, 
& Grant 

The following Persons were approbated by the [1O.] Select- 
men as Retailers of Spirituous Liquors in this Town in addition 
to other Persons approved of on the 11 Ins. 
Viz'. 

Elisha Sigorney Cambridge Street Retailer 

Elizabeth Doubleday Marlborough Street D. 

Jonathan Merry Fish Street D. 

Henry Compst>n Back Street D. 

Augustus Raphanel near North Square D. 

Daniel Sigorney Sheaff Street D. 

Deborah Erving Temple Street D. 

John Marstou Esq King Street D. 

John Veazie Eliot Street D. 

see August 10 th . 

Upon further enquiry & consideration Deacon Jones & M r . 
Thayers Suspension were taken off 

Voted that the Fire Ward, be requested to direct that proper 
care be taken of the several Ladders provided for the respective 
Fire Engines belonging to the Town 

M r . Andrews appointed by the Selectmen to see that the Dirt 
is taken away from the Passage Way leading from Wings Laue 
to Brattle Square ; provided it can be done at an Expence not ex- 
ceeding one shilling a Load 

Cap 1 . Caleb Hopkins & Enoch James are approved of as Bonds- 
men for Collector Henderson see August 9. 

The Board having considered further with respect to the Bonds- 
men M r . Thomas Bayley has proposed as Collector of Taxes, are 
still of the opinion that a third should be procured by him 

Are of the same Opinion respecting Collector Williams Bonds- 
men, that a third Bondsman is necessary 

The Selectmen having considered the several Complaints ex- 
hibited against Master Hunt and his Reply, thereto, there- 
upon Voted, That it appears to them that M r . Samuel Hunt Master 
of the South Grammar School has repeatedly practised nndne 
severity in the Correction of several of the Children under his 
Tuition That they [11.] Highly disapprove of the same, and 
that Master Hunt be Admonished therefor and cautioned against 
such Conduct in future: And that the Chairman Admonish 
him accordingly 

A List made out for the Gentlemen who are to be invited to ac- 



322 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

company the Selectmen on a Visit to Rainsfords Island on Tues- 
day the 22 d . Ins*, also a Bill of fare 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 16, 1780. 

Present Messrs. Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Andrews, Grant, W alley, 
Cunningham, Price 

The Selectmen having again taken up the Petition for Licenses, 
the following Persons were approbated Viz'. 
John Bnrbeck Middle Street Retailer 

Frederick Goodnough near Boston Stone D. 

Moses Bradley Prince Street D. 

Joseph Wight near N. Square D. 

Thomas Cowley Head of Scarlets Wharf D. 

see the other side & below 

James Bayley Gentleman & William Bird Gentleman approved of 
by the Selectmen as Bondsmen for Collector Bayley also Benj a . 
Edes & Thomas Parker for Collector Williams 

An Order by the Governor & Council on the State Treasurer for 
the maintenance of the State Poor from 1 st Septem r . 1785 to March 
1786. for 1952 - 7 - lawful Money in favor of the Selectmen 
Indorsed over to the Town Treasurer Peter Boyer by the Chair- 
man John Scollay Esq. and delivered to Cap'. Samuel Partridge 
Keeper of the Alms house dated 1 I th . August Ins'. 

The following Persons approbated for Licenses Viz'. 
Ebenezer Mountfort Ann Stn-et Retailer 

Samuel Gooking Corn Court D. 

Gyles Richards near Mill Bridge D. 

Joseph Adams Back Street D. 

A Permit given to James Stewart to clear a Drain at his House 
in North Street ; Order signed by two of the Selectmen Viz'. 

M r . Dorr & Tyler, & dated July 31 st last 

[12.] Master Hunt attended agreably to the Vote of Yester- 
day, and was admonished according!}', and also served by the 
Chairman with a Copy of said Vote 

M r . Scollay, Cunningham & Walley a Committee to confer with 
Ebenezer Waters relative to the Leasing him a small piece of the 
Towns Land, near Roxbury Line 

M r . Aaron Blaney appointed by the Selectmen to inform of 
Persons trespassing on the Neck by firing Guns & c . and to execute 
the Law by seizing the Guns & prosecuting such offenders sent 

Agreed that the Company for Rainsfords Island be desired by 
Billet to attend at the Selectmens Chamber by half 8 O'Clock 
Tuesday Morning 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 22 d , 1786. 
Present Selectmen visited Raiusfords Island 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 23 d , 1786. 
Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Browne, Cunning- 
ham, Tyler, Walley 

M r . Joseph Luring appointed an Inspector of Oil for the Port 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 323 

of Boston, and the Oath of Office was administred to him by John 
Browne Esq. 

Jonas Green, approved by the Selectmen as a Retailer of 
Spirituous Liquors at his Shop in State Street 

The Selectmen agree to meet next Fryday 3 O'Clock in order to 
lay out Lyn Street, with the Justices of the Town 

The Selectmen have agreed to appoint twelve Ticket Porters 
for this Town 

Chimney Sweepers appointed under John Cragie Viz'. Peter 
Vanderbush N 2 

John Crage 3 

Richard Gold 4^3 Boys 

Luderich Melder 5 



[13.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug'. 25, 
1786. 

Present Messrs : Scollay Dorr, Grant Walley, Andrews, Cun- 
ningham 

Justices of the Peace 

Joseph Gardner Esq. John Browne Esq. 

Joseph Greenleaff Esq. 
Thomas Crafts Esq. 
John Avery Esq. 
Samuel Barret Esq. 

Proceeded to Lynn Street to lay out the same according to 
Law 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug*. 28 th . 1786. 

Present Messrs : Dorr, Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Browne, Grant, 
Price, 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 6/^ d .p 
Bushel and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Pains & Livelihood which is computed as follows 
Viz 1 . 

Iba oz dr. 

a 4 P . Loaf Brick Bread French Made must weigh 1 " 6 " 11 
a 4 d . ditto Wheat Rye Meal, must weigh 3 " " 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian, must weigh 4". '' 

Biskets of 3 Copper price " 12 " 6 

Liberty granted M r . Robert Peirpoint to dig a Well partly on 
Essex Street, so as that the Pump stand near the Fence 

M r . James Leach prays the approbation of the Selectmen for 
opening a School for teaching Arithmetick on Evenings, and also 
asks leave for making use of M r . Davis's School on every Evening 
of the Week, save one 

The Application of the Inspectors for the Office in Faneuil Hall, 
referred for consideration to a full Board 

The Selectmen will not approve of M r . Leachs Application for 
keeping a School unless he is well recommended 
Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Aug 1 . 30, 1786. 



324 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Andrews, Cunning- 
ham, Browne, Walley 

[14.] Upon application of Jonathan Mason Esq. to hire the 
Granary, Agreed that he may have the same at Thirty Pounds p 
Annum , if agreable to him, and to be put into Tenantable Repair 
at the Expence of the Town. 

Deacon Davis & Thomas Tileston a Committee from the Fire 
Wards to Confer with the Board respecting the Polls & Baskets to 
be provided for Emergencies in case of Fire were informed, that 
it is the Request of the Selectmen that the Fire Wants provide 
four of the above Articles to be Constructed in such manner as 
they may think will best answer the purposes intended 

Messrs : Dorr, & Tyler a Committee to enquire into the pro- 
priety of Posts being set near D r . Rands by Benjamin White Car- 
penter, without first obtaining leave of the Board also to consider 
of the expediency of leasing a certain Passage Way opposite to 
D r . Mountfords to said White who has forced in the same under 
pretence of curing a Nuisance 

Liberty granted D r . Raud to erect two Posts before his Door 

Monday next assign'd to consider of the Plan of Lyn Street as 
laid before the Board by M r . Leach, the Justices to be Notified to 
attend accordingly, the said Meeting to be at 11 O'Clock A.M. 
Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 6, 1786. 

Present Mess. Dorr, Walley, Cunningham, Andrews, Scollay, 
Tyler, Grant, Price, 

The Cadet Company have liberty to deposite their Fire Arms in 
one of the upper Rooms at Faneuil Hall. 

M r . Cunningham appointed to order Gravel on a Lane near M r . 
Vinals School 

Town Clerk directed to issue a Warrant for a Town Meeting on 
Fryday next 10 O'Clock A : M : 

Mess. Fleets to have the printing Notifications 
Jonas Barker Chimney Sweeper had a Badge N. 5 delivered him 

[15.] Daniel Collins being appointed a Ticket Porter pro- 
duc'd his Qualification Bond & recev'd his Badge N. 1. 

The Selectmen agree to Lease to M r . Benjamin White a Towns 
Slip of Land at the back of his Shop for a small consideration, & 
the Comm 66 . are desired to proceed accordingly 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 8, 1786. 
Present Messrs : Scollay, Cunningham Browne, Andrews, 
Walley Grant Dorr 

A Circular Letter was sent Major Hosmer at Concord 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Seplem r . 12, 1786. 
Present Mess. Scollay, Andrews, Tyler Walley Browne 
The Circular Letter from this Town to the other Towns directed 

& sent to the several Sheriffs to be forwarded to the Selectmen 

of the several Towns 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 325 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 13, 1786. 

Present Mess". Scollay Dorr Price, Andrews, Grant, Walley, 
Browne. 

M r . James Leach permitted to open a School for the Instruction 
of Youth in Arithmvtick & other branches of Mathematicks 

The Selectmen are of Opinion that Master Cheney of the Middle 
Street Writing School has a right to admit Children into his 
School provided they are properly introduced b' Parents & if 
ihey are taken from any other Schools 

Alice Baker approved of as a Retailer of Rum & c . at her Shop 
in Battery March 

M r . Scollay & M r . Andrews a Committee to order R pairs to 
the Granary 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 14, 1786. 

Present Messrs Scollay, Dorr, Price, Tyler, Andrews, Cunning- 
ham [16.] Grant, Walley, Browne, 

On the Question for an Udier for the South Grammar School. 
M r . Amasa Dingley of Duxbury was unanimously appointed to 
that Office. 

Messrs : Scollay, Cunningham Walley a Committee to attend 
to the Leasing or Letting a piece of Land in the Bull Pasture to 
Ebenezer Waters. 

The Selectmen have agreed to propose a Perambulation be- 
tween this Town & Roxbury on Thursday next 10 O'Clock A :M : 
to the Selectmen of Roxbury and the Town Clerk is directed to 
write tliem accordingly 

Mem , the forms may be seen in fair Minute Book 
Septenr*. 22. 1762- 

And a Perambulation was had accordingly see May 20. 
1788. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 20. 1786. 

Present Mess" : Scollay, Price, Dorr, Cunningham, Brown, 
Andrews, Grant, Tyler, 

Edvvaid Blanchard prays liberty to open a Drain from his 
House in Atkinsons Lane in order to repair it 

Liberty granted provided he make good the Ground & restore 
the Pavement to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

The Selectmen have agreed that M r . Morse is to have the Shop 
or Store of the Town he now occupies at the rate of 46 p 
Annum to be this Rate since the last Quarter & to be paid 
Quarterly 

The Selectmen & Justices to meet at Selectmens Chamber 
Monday next 1 1 O'clock 

The Town Treasurer was informed that M r Barrells Rent of the 
Store is to be settled at 33 p Annum from March last 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Justices with the Selectmen 
Sep r . 25. 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Browne, Dorr, Walley, Cunningham 
Tvler Andrews 



326 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Justices Crafts, Greenleaff, Browne, Price, A very Gardner 

[17.] M r . Greanleaff, M r . Dorr & M r . Tyler a Committee to pro- 
cure a plan from M r . Leach of Lynn Street as this Day agreed 
upon by the Justices & Selectmen, and said Committee are de- 
sired to draw up a Report, relative to laying out said Street as a 
publick Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sept r . 25. 1786. 

Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Browne, Tyler, Andrews, Cun- 
ningham Walley, 

M r . Scollay, M r . Price, & M r . Cunningham a Comm 66 . from the 
Board to meet a Comm ee . from the Selectmen of Roxbury, in order 
wiih M r Pope to run the Boundary Line between the two Towns 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Sep r . 25. 1 786 P : M : 
Present Messrs : Scollay, Dorr, Grant, Price, Tyler, Browne, 

Cunningham, Andrews, 

Passed upon Accounts 
ORDERED that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 6/6 p 

Bushel, and that 12 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 

Charges Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows. 

Viz 1 . 

Iba oz dr 

a 4 d . Loaf Brick Bread French made must weigh 1 " 6 " 11 

a 4 d . ditto Wheat Rye Meal D. 3 " - " - 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal D. 4 ''-'- 

Biskets of 3 Copper price must weigh - "12 " 6 

The Selectmen have agreed to allow forty Shillings towards 
repairing; the Pump in Spring Lane 

M r . Fenno permitted to set down a new Post against his House 
in the room of one decayed, 

The Committee appointed to Lease a Slip of Land leading from 
Fish Street into the Dock to Benjamin White Report Viz'. That 
on consideration of the stiid White paying the Town Treasurer at 
the rate of fifteen Shillings p Annum for the [18.] Time that he 
may hold it, and also keeping the Water course or Drain open as 
has been aforetime, he the said While shall occupy it as a Tenant 
at Will 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Septem r . 27, 1786. 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Walley, Cunningham, Andrews, 
Price, Browne, Grant, Tyler 

Passed upon Accounts not passed upon at the last Draft 
Day 

The Selectmen have agreed to view the Land near Beacon Hill, 
and M r . Nazro is to notify M r . Thompson to meet them at the foot 
of the Hill Monday next 11 O'Clock in order for said view 

M r . Walley a Committee to examine the Almshouse Account as 
it respects the State Poor 

The Selectmen agree to allow thirty pounds towards paving 
Devonshire Street commonly called Pudden Lane, provided it is 
paved by the Abutters to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

Ezekiel Price & John Browne Esq. two Justices together with 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 327 

the Selectmen, on complaint that M r . Rumneys Chocolate Works 
were insufficient & unsafe for the Inhabitants on account of Fire 
went upon & examined said Premises & found the complaint 
Just & that the Inhabitants must be endangered by the works 
being continued 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r - 4. 1786. 

Present Mess. Scollay Dorr, Price, Brown, Tyler, Andrews, 
Grant, Walley, Cunningham 

On Motion to take up the Account exhibited by Treasu r . Ivers 
against the Town for a balance clue from M r . Cudworth a l.-ite 
Collector of Taxes; the same was considered, whereupon, M r . 
Walley was appointed to procure from Treasurer Ivers, an attested 
Copy of [19.] a Rule sometime since adopted by the General 
Court, in regard to accounts of a Simular nature from some other 
Towns in this State, and the same being procured, M r . Price with 
the assistance of M r . Walley is to prepare a Memorial to be laid 
before the General Court for the same indulgence 

On application from M r . Leach to have leave to improve the 
North Grammar School for Evening Instruction 

Voted, that tlie Board esteem it inadvisable as it would be en- 
tirely out of Rule to grant the Prayer of the Petition 

On information given the Board, that a number of Persons 
Viz'. D r . Lloyd M r . Foster, Thorn*. Clements M r . Lestourt & 
others had taken away large quantities, say some hundred loads 
of Manure from the Horse Pond without leave from the Select- 
men M r . Hainlin Hay ward, attending the Board, was directed 
to wait on these Gentlemen and forbid them on penalty of prose- 
cution to take away any more Manure, as well as any other Per- 
son who may attempt the like He was also directed to wait 
upon the Board of Overseers now sitting, that some People may 
be sent from the Alms house or Work house to dig any quantity 
of said Manure from the Fray Pond and to spread the same over 
the Common 

M r . Scollay a Committee to Judge of the expediencj* of remov- 
ing a Large Post near M r . Cheevers New Boston ; the removal to 
be done at the Ex pence of M r . Cheevers 

M r . Brown & M r . Walley a Committee to inspect the South 
Burial Ground & enquire into the State of sundry Tombs for 
which no Owners appear, and to give M r . Homer such directions 
as to the repairs, as they may Judge expedient 

A Petition from Williams Mins & others, praying for the inter- 
ference of the Selectmen, to prevent 'the danger apprehended 
[ISO.] From the Chocolate Mills improved by M r Edward Rumney 
was laid before the Board 

The Petition of a number of the Inhabitants that M r . Alexander 
Moor may be licensed as an Auchtioneer was read & considered, 
but not granted, it beino; the sense of the Selectmen, that they 
are restricted by a Vote of the Board passed previous to the 
licensing of Aut-htioneers for the present Year, from enlarging the 
number which has been appointed 

It is determined by the Board, and M r . Justice Price & M r . 



328 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Justice Brown, to take another view of M r . Ruraneys Chocolate 
Mills on Monday next 11 O'Clock A : M : and that the Petitioners 
for suppressing said Works, be desired to attend at said review 
M r . Browne & M r . Walley & M r . Grant, appointed to view the 
Pond in the Common and Report as to the Manure & c . 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen October 11 
1786 

Present Mess". Dorr, Walley Cunningham, Andrews, Browne, 
Grant, Scollay, Tyler 

The Committee according to appointment, took another view of 
M r . Rumneys Chocolate Mills, 

The Selectmen upon Application from the Justices of the Court 
of General Sessions for the County of Suffolk thro' M r . Price ; 
have granted liberty, for a temporary use of the P^ast part of 
Market Square, for the placing a Cage for the punishment of 
Criminals 

Cap'. Bentley of Engine N. 1. is to have a draught in the next 
Draught on the Town Treasury, for the Premium allowed by the 
Town for bringing their Engine to [21.] work first on the Fire 
which lately broke out at M r . James's Blacksmith Shop on 
Tudors Wharf drawn for 

The Selectmen approve of M. Elizabeth Marston Widow, being 
Licensed to retail Spirituous Liquors at her House near Wheelers 
Point 

M r . John Bray Cooper appointed an Inspector of Oil for the 
Port of Boston, and the Oath of Office was administred to him 
by M r . Justice Browne Recommendation given him on file 

M r . Scollay, Andrews & Grant a Committee to state the rates of 
the Ticket Porters, for the business they may perform, agreable to 
the Town By Laws 

Upon Complaint made to the Selectmen of the ill State of a 
Chimney in an old House at the S. West Corner of Frog Lane 
improved by M r . Simmons M r . Stephen Wales & M r . Christo- 

pher Brazier were requested to examine thesnrne, who having Re- 
ported that the same is very unsafe and dangerous to the Neigh- 
bouring Houses if improved in its present State the Selectmen 
therefore order that M r . Simmons the Proprietor of said 

House cause the said Chimney to be taken down, it ;i bated as a 
common Nuisance, as he would wish to avoid the Penalties in that 
case by Law provided 

The Selectmen have agreed to meet for the dispatch of business 
at 3 O'Clock P : M : 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r , 18 th . 1786, 
Present Mess 1 " 8 . Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Andrews, Walley, Price, 
Grant Browne. 

[22]. Upon complaint made by James Sullivan Esq. and 
others respecting the hazardus situation of some Chimnies in a 
House in Dorscts Alley (so called) said to be owned by a M. 
Richards an Inhabitant of New York & under the care & direction 
of the Hon ble . Oliver Wendell Esq. praying that the same may be 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 329 

abated as a Nuisance The Selectmen therefore having viewed 
the same are of Opinion that they cannot be amended or repaired 
do Order the same to be taken down & demolished sent 

The Selectmen have agreed to view the Chocolate Mills at the 
North Mills Fryday next 1 1 O'Clock A : M : 

M r . Daniel Ray applied for the hire of the Shop lately improved 
by M r . Edmund Green 

It is agreed by the Selectmen that the General School masters 
shall be furnished with the same quantity of Wood, which was al- 
lowed the last Year 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen together with Ezekiel Price & 
John Brown two Justices of the Peace 

A 2 d . View having been taken of the Building occupied by 
Cap'. Edward Rumney for the purpose of manufacturing of Choco- 
late the Question was put Viz* Whether a License be 
granted in the present State of Suid Building, for the purpose 
aforesaid Passed in the Negative unanimously sent 

M r . Nazro directed to require the attendance of M r . Craigue 
Chimney Sweeper next Wednesday 

[23.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 25. 
1786 . 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Tyler, Andrews, Cunningham, 
Price, W alley, Browne, Grant, 

M r . Gray having applied for relief, for a Negro Man, formerly 
his Servant, but who took his freedom some time since, he being 
unable to provide for himself after some debate, the further 
consideration was referred to next Wednesday 

The Selectmen have recommended M r . William Mack as a suita- 
ble Person to be naturalized 

M r . Green the Father of Edmund Green who lately occupied 
the Towns Shop is admitted a Tenant in the room of his Son he 
paying the same Rent, which is to commence from the time his 
Son left said Shop 

M r . Nazro is directed to require M r . Hamlins attendance on the 
Selectmen at their Chamber next Wednesday afternoon * 

M r - Simonds is to be informed that in case the Chimney of the 
House he occupy s is not taken down by Satturday the 27. Ins*, the 
same will betaken down by order of the Selectmen, at the expence 
of the Owner as the Law directs - 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Octo r . 30. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price Andrews, Cunningham, 
Browne, Grant, Price, 

Passed upon Accounts 

ORDERED, that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat 0/6 p bushel 
& that l'2 d . p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their Charges 
Pains & Livelihood, which is computed as follows Viz'. 

Ibn. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . Loaf of Brick Bread French Made must weigh 1 l< 6 " 11 
a 4 d . ditto Wheat Rye Meal D. 3 " " 

:\ 4 d . ditto not above \ Indian Meal D. 4 " " 

Bisketsof 3 Coppers price D. " 12 u 6 



330 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150. 

[24.] Cap 1 . Bartlet applies for the use of the Hall to exercise 
his Company called the Volunteer Republican Company, on 
Thursday Evenings 

Liberty accordingly granted 

M r . Codman applies for the removal of Rebecca Parker to Lex- 
ington 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 7. 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Andrews, Grant, Walley 
Ebenezer Simpson informs that a Chimney in a House occupied 
by Benjamin Roberts, is out of Repair & unsafe for the Neighbor- 
hood, and prays that Order may be taken respecting the same 
as the Law directs also as to a Pump out of Repair in a Street 
in Frog Lane 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss r At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 7. 1786 

Present Mess rs Scollay, Dorr, Price, Andrews, Grant, Walley 

Cap 1 . Partridge informs that one Frances Pond is now at the 
Alms house, belongs to the Town of Cambridge 

M r . Jonas Welch's Chocolate Mills near Charlestown Bridge, 
having been view'd by the Selectmen & two Justices, the Mills are 
accordingly licensed for the purpose of grinding & -burning 
Chocolate 

M r . William Brown is chosen Master of Engine N. 1. of the 
Company of said Engine 

The Selectmen agree to allow forty eight Shillings towards procur- 
ing a newPumpfor the Well on North Square near M r . Leachs House 

The Selectmen will allow for the passage of James Morrey & Caty 
Morrey two Dollars each provided they are left at the Eastward 

[25.] M r . Hamlin the Hay ward is to be directed by M r . 
Nazro to attend the Board next Wednesday Afternoon 4. O'Clock 
M r . Nazro is also to acquaint M r . James Prince of this Order 

M r . Andrew Campbell permitted to open a School in this Town 
for teaching Writing Reading & c agreable to the Petition of a 
number of the Inhabitants 

M r . Nicholas Pierce is chosen Master of Engine Company N. 9 
of said Company in the room of Cap*. Loveren who has re- 
signed 

Votes of the Town of Manchester to be printed 

M rs . Marston approved of to keep a Tavern at the House her 
late Husband was licensed for this Year situate in King Street 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 15. 1786 

Present Mess" : Dorr Cunningham, Andrews Price, Browne, 
Walley, Grant, 

M r . Cunningham having received of Brookers Donation June 26. 
2. 8 & July 26. 1. 10 The same was distributed as fol- 
lows Viz'. To the Widow Simmons 12 " 



To the Widow Searl 
To the Widow Vezey 
To the Widow Freeman 
To the Widow Eth ridge 
To the Widow Scott 



12" 
19 " 4 
13 " 4 
13 "4 



3_18 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 331 

M r . Montague who preaches at the North Church having 
applied for the use of the North Latin School one or two Evenings 
iu the Week for the purpose of teaching a singing Company Lib- 
erty was accordingly granted 

Mr. Charles Williams a Collector of Taxes, having applied to 
the. Selectmen for his taking up the Bonds given by him as Col- 
lector for 1782 & 1784 he having settled with all the Treasurers for 
said Years the Town Clerk was directed to deliver him the same 

[26.] Major Bumstead applies for a Tomb in the Common 

Burying Ground, formerly belonging to one Tayler the 

.selectmen permit him to make use of said Tomb, upon the condi- 
tion hereafter to be determined by them 

M;)jor William Dawes by M r John Stoddard applies to be 
appointed Inspector of Flax, as by a late Law such appointments 
are to be made by the Selectmen 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 22. 1 786 
Present Mess : Scollay, Dorr, Andrews Tyler, 
Mr. Dorr having received of Brookers Donation the 25 th of July 
last 1.16 the same was distributed a follows Vizt 
To the Wi.low Catherine Way 9 

To the Widow Mary Ruddock " 9 

To the Widow Sarah Brown " 6 

To the Widow Lydia Lake " 1 " 6 

To the Widow Abigail Tyler u 10 6 



1.16 

M r . Andrews having received of Brookers Donation June 26 th 
.2.8 & July 26 1 " 4 making in the whole 3. 12 the 
same was distributed as follows Vizt. 

To the Widow Lepear 12 

the Widow Emmons 12 

the Widow Weasey 12 

the Widow Way ' 1 2 

the Widow Steward 12 

the Widow Perkins 12 

3.12 

M r . Browne having received of Brookers Donation the 26 th of 
June last 2.8 & 26 of July last 18. in whole 3.6 [27.] 
the same was distributed as follows Vizt. 

To the Miss : Oultons 19 6 

the Widow Hooker 13 4 

the Widow Perkins 6 8 

the Widow Hall 1 6 8 



3 6 

Cap'. Tyler having received of Brookers Donation the 26 of 
July last 1 . 16 the same was distributed as follows Viz*. 
To the Widow May 6 

the Widow Tyler 6 

the Widow Brick 1 " 4 

1 "6 



332 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

M r . William Clarke informs that he had rented a House to the 
Widow Frances Brewer from Waltham & another to Peter Auerit 
as p Letters on file 

M r . Price appointed to confer with M r . Sullivan, relative to the 
charge that may arise from removing Persons to other Towns , 
also with respect to y e . Inhabitancy of y e . Widows born in this 
State who had been married to Forreigners 

M r . Browne & M r . Andrews, .to view the Towns Store lately 
occupied by M r . Barrel, to Judge of the Repairs made 

M r . Bossinger Foster applies for a Tomb in the Common Burial 
Ground formerly owned by a M r . Gutteridge 

M r . Grant having rec d . of Brookers Donation April 20 th 1785. 
2. 8 the same was distributed as follows Vizt 
To the Widow Goodwin 12 

the Widow Freeman " 12 

the Widow Jeffrees 8 

To the Widow Dodge 8 

M. Foot, a sick Person 8 

2-8 

M r . Walley M r . Andrews & Grant a Committee to settle with 
Ballard his Town Acc u . & Report the same 

[28.] M r . Walley having received of M". Brookers Donation 
26 th of June last 2. 8 the same was distributed as follows 
Viz' 

To M". Loper aged & sick 18 

M rs . Delaplace Widow 18 

M". Butter old & poor 6 

M". Jackson sick & poor 6 



28 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 25. 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Cunningham. Walley, Tyler, 

Andrews, Grant, Price, Browne, Met the Ancient Artillery 

Comp y 



Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 27. 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Tyler, Grant, Andrews, 
Cunningham, Browne, 

Information being given on the Yesterday by M r . Isaiah Doane 
to M r . Scollay, Andrews & M r Brown three of the Selectmen, that a 
Vessel owned by M r . Doane from N York Cap'. Smith had a Person 
on board Just broke out with the Small Pox whereupon M r . Nazro 
was directed to convey the Man to New Boston & to get Provi- 
sions & D r . Appleton was desired to attend him and the Vessel 
ordered into the Road to be smoked and cleansed and then Report 
to be made to the Selectmen 

Passed upon Accounts 

ORDERED that the Assize of Bread be set at Wheat at 6/6 p 
Bushel & that 12 d p Bushel be allowed to the Bakers for their 
Charges Paina & Livelihood, which is computed as follows 
Viz'. 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 333 

lb. oz. dr. 

a 4 d . loaf of Brick Bread, French made, must weigh 1 " 6 " 11 
a 4 d . ditto f Wheat Rye Meal d. 3 " " 

a 4 d . ditto not above Indian Meal d. 4 " " 

Biskets of 3 coppers price d. " 12 " 6 

Voted that M r . Blaney have a draft for 150 Pounds, lawful 
Money in this Month & that M r . Scollay Walley & M r . Cunning- 
ham be a Comm ee . to make a final Settlement before next Draft 
Day (drawn for) 

[29.] M rs . Susannah Rankin approved of as a Retailer of 
Spirituous Liquors at her House in Ann Street 

Richard Huunewell late Master of Engine N. 9, is allowed for 
bringing their Engine to work first on the Fire which broke out in 
Board Alley being twenty eight Shillings allow'd & drawn for 

Boston Ss. At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 29. 1786 - 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Andrews, Grant, Cumiingham, 
Walley, Price, 

Passed upon other Accounts 

M r . Scollay having received of M". Bookers Donation 1. 16 
the same was distributed as follows Viz'. 

To M rs . Dyke 12 - 

M rs . Geyer - 12 

M". Frances - 12 - 

1. 16 

M r . Scollay having received of Treasurer Boyer 22 2 9 & 
of Elisha Thatcher 2. 8 in all 24 10 9 it being for 

Interest on Notes, which are part of M". Brookers Donation 
the same was given to the following Selectmen to be by them dis- 
tributed agreeable to the Will of the Douer 

M r . Dorr 2 14 see Feb y . 28 th . 

M r - Price 2 14 

M r . Andrews 2 14 see Dec r . 26 th . 

M". Browne 2 14 see Jan y 31 next 

M r . Grant 2 14 see January 10. 

M r . Tyler 2 14 see April 4 th . 1787. 

M r . Cunningham 2 14 see Feb y . 28 - 

M r . Walley 2 14- 

M r . Scollay retains 2 18 9 see Feby. 26 



24 10 9 

M r . Dorr M r . Price M r . Browne a Committee to wait on the 
Governor, relative to the Watch at the Jayl 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 27. Evening 

Present Mess". Scollay, Price, Browne Andrews, Grant 

[3O.] On application from the Governor & Council respecting 

their apprehension of a number of Persons from the Country 

having it in contemplation to release a certain M r . Brock from the 

County Jayl committed for Treason against the State founded on 

the appearance of an unusual number of Persons, being observed 

to be coming into Town the Day past Recommending it to the 



334 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Selectmen whether it would not be expedient to appoint a Watch 
or Guard to the Jayl for the Night 

Voted, that M r . Nazro be directed to call upon the several Con- 
stables of the Town Watch, and direct them to send two of their 
best Men from each Watch House to keep a Guard at the Goal 
untill further Orders and that M r . Newman the Constable of New 
Boston AVatch take the Command of them with the following 
directions from the Board Viz'. 

Sir You being appointed to the head of the Watch established 
at the Jayl for the time being, it is the Direction of the Selectmen 
that you keep two of your number constantly to Patrole the Street 
before the Court House, and to give out the Watch word, All's 
well every half hour, and one or more of yoqr number to view the 
different parts of the Jayl every quarter of an hour to observe if 
any incroachments are made upon any quarter, & in case of any 
attack to cry out FIRE AT THE JAIL & ring the several Bells to 
alarm the Town, beginning with the Court Bell & provide as many 
Lanthorns as you conveniently can that the Patroles may have the 
benefit of them in their Walks You are to make Report of your 
doings to the Selectmen to Morrow 11 O'Clock Before Noon 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Nov r . 30 th 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Tyler, Cunningham, Grant, 
Walley, Browne, Andrews 

[31. 1 Major Cunningham one of the Selectmen having in- 
formed the Board, that he would procure a sufficient number of 
the Military to watch the Jayl this Night the Constables of the 
Watch were directed to withdraw their respective Men, that they 
may attend their Duty as usual at the several Watch houses 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 1. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Andrews, Tyler, Cunningham, Dorr 
M r . Cunningham made return of the Jayl Watch the last night 
as particulars on file 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 6. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Cunningham, Grant, Andrews, Price, 
M r . Simon Payson having lost his all by the late high tides & 
being desirous of going back to Freetown the place of his abode 
was recommended by the Selectmen to the notice of the charitably 
disposed in his way to said Town 

Boston Ss: At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 7. 1786 

Present Mess" : Scollay, Dorr, Price, Brown, Andrews, Cun- 
ningham, Walley, 

M r . Mason & M r . Prentice two Overseers of the Poor appeared 
on the Yesterday as a Committee from that Board & represented, 
to the Selectmen, that the state of the Alms house was such that 
unless they could have an immediate supply they must be forced 
thro : necessity to open the Doors for the Poor to leave the House 

Ordered that the Town Clerk issue a Warrant for a Town Meet- 
ing on Monday next 10 O'Clock Forenoon, 



SELECTMEN'S MINUTES, 1786. 335 

M r . Griffiths to have the printing of the Notifications for said 
Meeting 

[32.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec*. 12. 

1786 

Present Messrs : Scollay, Price, Andrews, Grant, Walley - 
Upon application of M r . Uran, Master of Engine N. 4 that all 

the Fire Engines convenient for it be fixed on Runners Voted that 

M r Uran see as many provided as is necessary 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 13. 1786 
Present Mess". Scollay, Cunningham, Andrews, Walley, Price. 

Cap'. Joel Gushing of Engine N. 7 -applies for the Premium 
allowed by the Town for bringing their Engine to work first on the 
Fire, which lately broke out near Calf s Tan Yard 

Voted, That he have a draft for 28/ next Draught Day 

Robert Algee prays liberty to set up a small Distillery in Essex 
Street which was granted 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 18. 1786 
Present Mess. Scollay, Dorr, Price, Tyler, Cunningham, 
Grant, Andrews, 

A number of Justices of the Peace, attended by request of the 
Governor, and had a conf erreuce with the Selectmen respecting the 
establishing of a Watch at the County Jail 

The Justices present unanimously agreed, that the Selectmen 
should have the use of the Watch House at the Jail & that the 
Jail Keeper should have directions to supply the Watch that may 
be placed there with Fire & Candles 

M r . Wendell as Constable 
M 1 . Horn 
M r . Pitcher 
M r . Rumney 

are appointed as a Watch for the Jail, Watch House for the 
time being see next page 

[33.] Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 20. 
1786 

Present Mess rs : Scollay , Dorr, Tyler, Andrews, Cunningham, 
Price, 

Edward Payne Esq. appeared to acquaint the Selectmen that by 
right of Inheritance he takes possession of a Tomb in the Common 
Burying Place formerly belonging to the Family of Le Blonds, 
with which tlie Selectmen acquiessed 

M r . Joseph Ballard appointed by the Selectmen a Sealer of 
Wood in the room of M r . Nathaniel Thayer lately deceased 

Benjamin Hodgkins approved of by the Board as a Retailer of 
Spirituous Liquors, at his House in 

The new Watch appointed for the 18 th ins 1 , as on the other side 
commenced their Duty at the Jayl last Evening & by particular 
request from the Governor, they are to take particular care of the 
Jayl, and see that no Incroachrnents are made upon any part 



336 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

thereof they are also to set their Watch on or before 10 
O'Clock every Evening, and not to leave it untill Day light 
Orders were giving the Constable of the Watch accordingly, 
and he was informed that by direction of the Justices, the Watch are 
to receive a necessary supply of Candles & Fuel from M r . Otis the 
Jail Keeper 

On application of M r . Pitman, M r . Cunningham is appointed a 
Comm ee . to enquire respecting a M r . Wales his Wife & four Chil- 
dren said to belong to Dorchester, that the Board may be able to 
determine whether they should be sent there, by Warrant they 
now occupy a small Tenement belonging to said Pitman & are 
very poor. 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Decem r . 26. 1786 
Present Mess". Tyler, Scollay, Andrews, Price, Grant, Price 
M r . Andrews distributed 2. 14/ of M rs . Brookers Donation 
which he received Nov r . 29 Viz'. 

The Widow Nichols -12 

Widow Veazey - 6- 

Brot over 1-10 M r8 . Wright ' -12- 

[34.] Widow Stewart -12- 

Widow Richardson - 6- 

Widow Emmons - 6- 

2 k ' 14- 

M r . Scollay, M r . Walley & M r . Cunningham a Committee to 
treat with M r . Tuckerman relative to a piece of the Towns Land, 
& to Report to the Board 

Jury Men drawn & entered in Jury Book 

Passed upon Accounts 

Boston Ss : At a Meeting of the Selectmen Dec 1 . 27. 1786 

Present Mess". Scollay, Dorr, Price, Andrews, Walley, Tyler, 
Cunningham, 

Passed upon Cap'. Samuel Pa-rtridge Keeper of the Alms house ; 
State Accounts; amounting to 1944 " 18 3 and 102 " 13. 
3| d as by Copies on file 

Voted, that M r . Cheney Master of the Writing School in Mid- 
dle Street have a draught for Thirty Pounds for one ye:ir & seven 
months allowance for the Board of his Assistant, now allowed the 
full pay of an Assistant, but not of an Usher see draught for 
this month 

Passed upon Accounts 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS 



Academy of Plainfield, testimonials from, 

249. 

Accounts, 8, 13, 45, 53, 58, 72, 75, 76, 78, 87, 
91, 92, 98, 100, 101, 102, 107, 108, 

115, 119, 126, 135, 138, 139, 140, 
14'?, 147, 150, 156, 157, 158, 159, 
16i, 165, 167, 169, 171, 173, 180, 
181, 182, 183, 188, 190, 192, 195, 
197, 198, 201, 209, 210, 216, 222, 
223, 226, 227, 2^9, 231, 234, 235, 
236, 240, 242, 245, 247, 248, 254, 
257, 259, 262, 267, 270, 272, 274, 
277, 278, 280, 284, 286, 287, 288, 
290, 291, 293, 299, 305, 306, 311, 
312, 318, 323, 324, 326, 329, 330, 
332, 333, 336. 

province, 13, 25, 28, 56, 83, 88, 106, 

116, 121, 122, 123, 127, 129, 132, 
136, 137, 157, 161, 163, 166, 171, 
174, 182, 188, 194, 203, 207, 208, 
210, 213, 215, 228, 230, 231, 238, 
249, 258, 260, 274, 336. 

a'mshouse, 45, 70, 82, 96, 106, 107, 
113, 121, 128, 160, 180, 181, 216, 
218, 235, 244, 292. 
hospital at Rainsford Island, 105, 

134, 166. 

West Boston, 293-94. 
new Boston, 18. 

committee on auditing of, 239,240, 
Mr. Pierce, 116. 
town, 80, 82, 205, 230. 
assessors, 85. 
school, 181. 

town clerk's, 94, 180, 200. 
selectmens', 240. 

almshouse, 45, 70, 82, 96, 106, 107, 
113, 121, 128, 160, 180, 181,216, 
218, 235, 244, 260, 283, 304, 307. 
wood and bark, 102. 
militia, 150. 

for classing delinquents, 151. 
as to the excise, 174, 176. 
sale of teas, 177-79. 
to wardens, 199. 
relative to lamps, 270. 
navigation, 282. 
of trade, 283, 291. 
for equipping the militia, 37, 39. 
resolve of court, excusing firemen 

from military duty, 58. 
resolve of General Court relative 
to providing shoes and stock- 
ings for Continental Army, 62. 
acts and orders for suppression 

of vice, 65. 
resolve of General Court relative 

to inspectors of market, 86. 
Act, relative to the small-pox, 3, 4, 6. 

a draft of every fourth man 

from the militia, 18, 50. 
regulating enlistments, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36. 
ami resolve, 20. 
preventing monopolies, 30. 
fixing prices of sundry articles, 30. 
for protection against internal enemies, 

38. 
Admiral Vernon's, 9, 301, 308. 

( See also Taverns.) 
Advertisements see Newspapers. 



Aliens, 11, 34, 42, 44, 56, 61, 77, 83, 88, 89, 90, 
99, 100, 107, 109, 114, 123, 124, 127, 
133, 146, 157, 158, 161, 163, 166, 182, 
183, 195, 198, 199, 200, 201, 2u6, 207, 
208, 210, 212, 213, 216, 223, 224, 229, 
231, 236, 239, 241, 244, 246, 250, 253, 
254, 256, 257, 258, 259, 263, 265, 269, 
274. 277, 279, 284, 286, 288. 289, 305, 
330, 336. 
list of, 274. 
strangers warned to leave the town, 

69, 88, 89, 145. 162, 215, 255. 
visitation of the town, to discover 

aliens, 79. 
inquiry as to strangers, 153, 229, 231, 

236, 239, 241, 244, 246. 
strangers to be sent out of the town, 

261, 285, 286, 330, 231. 

Almshouse, the, 28,49, 53, 56, 73, 88, 92,99,103, 
150, 158, 173, 194, 202, 203, 
206, 207, 210, 212, 213, 214, 
216, 218, 221, 222, 223, 224, 
226, 228, 229, 231, 236, 239, 
241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 251, 
253, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 
263, 265, 269, 273, 274, 277, 
283, 284, 286, 292, 312, 327, 
330, 334, 336. 

admitted to, 28, 34, 36, 44, 
56, 73, 77, 92, 95, 99, 100, 
101, 102, 103, 107, 108, 109, 
114, 115, 120, 123, 124, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 133, 136, 140, 
148, 156, 157, 158, 161, 163, 
166, 168, 182, 183, 194, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 203, 206, 207, 
210, 212, 213, 214, 216, 218, 
221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 228, 
229, 231, 236, 239, 241, 242, 
243, 244, 246, 251, 252, 253, 
255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 263, 
265, 274, 279, 284, 286. 
accounts of, 45, 70, 82, 96, 
106, 107, 113, 121, 128, 160, 
180, 181, 216, 218, 235, 244, 
283, 292, 304, 307, 326, 336. 
discharged from, 88, 129, 
202, 250, 269, 273-74, 276. 
books, 106, 180, 218. 
supplies, 157. 

lack of, 334. 

keeper of, 34, 36, 45, 56, 82, 
88,92,96,99, 100, 101, 102, 
107, 109, 116, 119, 123, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 133, 136, 140, 
156, 161,166,168, 173, 180, 
181,182,183, 198, 199, 200, 
201, 203, 212, 223, 229, 231, 
235, 236, 212, 243, 244, 246, 
251,255,256,257,258,259, 
263,265, 269, 276, 279, 283, 
286, 307, 322, 336. 

American army see Continental army. 
Andover, 287. 
Anna, the (schooner), 47, 48. 

(See also Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Ann Street, 8, 117, 118, 155, 158, 165, 191, 204, 
320, 322, 333. 
(See also Streets.) 
Apple Island, 225. 



340 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Apple Island, guard at, 225. 

(See also Islands.) 
Appropriations : 

grant of one hundred pounds for 
Province Hospital at New Bos- 
ton, 2. 
Arms and ammunition, 1, 35, 37, 61, 80, 82, 

264. 
small arms, 82, 89, 

170, 268, 324. 
cartridges, 89, 171, 

204, 206, 207. 
bullets, 90. 
655 pounds of 
town's powder, 
90. 
stored in Faneuil 

Hall, 101. 
stores, 226. 
inventory of, 227. 
Army xee Continental Army. 
Artillery, 144, 2.26. 

(Sfe a.lxo Troops.) 

Assembly or Court, General, 2, 3, 4, 6, 19, 20, 
26, 27, 37,40, 
48, 50, 53, 55, 
59, 65, 67, 97, 
104, 110, 115, 
121, 124, 136, 
137, 139, 143, 
148, 151, 156, 
159, 160, 170, 
171, 177, 184, 
186, 194, 197, 
IDS, 203, 218, 
227, 228, 247, 
249, 258, 288, 
311, 320, 327, 
328. 

memorial to, 
136, 137, 198, 
257, 327. 

Assessors, 45, 47, 54, 58, 61 , 70, 85, 90, 95, 125, 
138, 140, 154, 158, 167, 185, 207, 
241, 299. 
list of persons to be taxed, 47, 61, 

71. 

certificates, 207. 
room, coal for the, 51. 
books, 83, 95, 138, 167, 182, 185, 

207, 218, 274, 275, 290, 291. 
list for jury boxes, 140, 290. 
tax bills, 207. 

refusal of, to serve under town's 
terms, 241. 
(See also Taxes.) 
Assizes, blank, 241, 

(See also Breadstuffs.) 
Associations, list of, to, 39. 

( See also Suspected Persons.) 
Atkinson street, repairs to, 220, 221, 225, 242, 

248, 252. 
lane, 325. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Attorney, State, 185. 

general, 247. 
Auchmuty's lane, 9, 191, 192. 

(See also Streets.) 

Auction, licenses to sell at 140, 141,142,145, 
146, 147, 148, 155. 156, 
157, 160, 161, 164, 165, 
166, 170, 171, 172, 173, 
182, 195, 196, 200, 202, 
204, 206, 210, 231, 233- 
34, 235, 238, 246, 249, 
255, 259, 260, 262, 263, 
265, 266, 297, 298, 312, 
327. 
petition for, 203. 

not granted, 327. 
relative to auc- 
tioneer, 265. 
(See also Licenses.) 
Axes for town's use, 39. 



Back street, 33, 170, 195, 217, 26S, 308, 320, 

3-21. 

(See also Streets.) 

Bakers, 4, 15, 17, 24, 32, 97, 139, 161, 183, 195, 
197, 209, 211, 213, 216, 219, 223, 225, 
227, 229, 231, 235, 236, 239, 243, 247, 
254, 257, 259, 261, 269, 279, 286, 288, 
290, 292, 295, 299, 305, 310, 311, 318, 
326, 329, 332, 333. 
bakehouse chimney, 158. 
suit against, 185, 221. 

Ballast taken from Deer Island, 212, 214, 260, 
Ball's alley, 310. 

abuttors on, 248. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Barbers, hair-dressers, wig-makers, etc., 70, 

210, 307. 

(See also Trades.) 
Barnstable, 157. 
Barracks, the (at Cambridge), 42. 

at Long Island, to remove to 

Rainsford Island, 124. 
Barton's Point, 181. 
Bath, 36. 
Batteries : 

North, 127, 144, 150, 153, 160, 171, 

182, 247, 261, 271. 
wreck near, purchase of, 

267. 

South, 9, 161, 227, 271, 280. 
Batterymareh street, 155, 191, 239, 325. 

(.>' a/so Streets.) 
Beach stieet, to repair, 79. 

not to be repaired, 80. 
market in, 125. 
town's bounds of, 154. 

(See alvo Streets, etc.) 
Beacon hill, 191. 

repairs on top of, 248. 
land near, to view, 326. 
street, 276. 
Beef, 277. 

price of, 139. 
tax, 144. 

inspector of, 255, 256, 257,258, 259, 260, 
261,262,263, 265, 266, 268, 271, 272, 
273, 274, 275, 284, 286, 292, 296, 302, 
307, 311. 

Bells, ringing of, 2, 41, 72, 92, 108, 110, 150, 

152, 160, 187, 194, 198, 

202, 203, 210, 214, 222, 

237. 

to discontinue, 108, 195, 

196. 

ringers, 131, 180, 186, 187, 194, 195, 196, 
198, 202, 203, 210, 214, 222, 
237. 

salaries of, 80, 109. 

to be rung for town meetings, etc., 132. 
tolling of, at funerals, 293, 35(3. 
not to be tolled on the Lord's Day, 

225. 
Bermuda, 216. 

( See also Islands.) 
Bills : 

bill of health, 273. 
hand, 17, 30. 

of regulations, 182. 
Port, 44. 
and receipts, 53. 
and summary of loose articles, after 

fire, 111. 
tax, 207. 
Blackhorse lane, 9, 103, 155, 191, 225, 253, 320. 

(See filso Streets, etc.) 
Blacksmiths, 46, 255. 

shop, rent of, 205, 206, 215, 309, 

328. 

(See alw Trades.) 
Blankets, 171. 

to procure, for the army, 27, 164. 
appraise, 27. 

be obtained from the several 
wards, 27, 28. 



INDEX TO PJLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



341 



Blankets, method of obtaining, 30. 

receipts for, 140, 142. 
Blind, 11, 208, 2J6. 
Blockade, of the town, 90. 
Blue Ball, the [Tavern?], 308, 314. 

( See. at.MO Taverns.) 
Board alley, 297, 333. 

(.s'ee alto Streets, etc.) 
Boards : 

Of war, 66, 89, 114,227. 

order on, for fire-arms, 1, 35, 37, 

55. 
corn and flour, 48, 

49. 

applied to, for cordage, 114. 
relative to price of steel, 114, 115. 
Bonds, interest on, 28, 30, 41, 43, 56, 57, 141, 

232, 282, 292, 304, 316, 333. 
men nee Sureties, 
payment of, 50, 292, 304. 
of arbitration, 247. 

(.See alto Securities.) 

Boston, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 
36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 
46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 
67, 6S, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 
77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 
87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 
97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 
112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 
126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 
134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 
142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 
164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 
171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 179, 180, 
181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 
188, 183, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 
196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 
203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 
210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 
217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 
224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 
231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 
238, 239, 210, 211, 242, 243, 244, 
245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 
252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 
259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 
267, 263, 269, 270, 272, 273, 274, 
275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 
282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 
289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 
296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 
310, 311, 312, 313, 315, 316, 317, 
318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 
325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 
332, 333, 334, 335, 336. 
plans for incorporating, into a city, 

245, 246. 

line between, nnrl Roxbury, 3, 5, 
10, 51, 52, 129, 130, 132, 223, 325, 
326, 
Neck, 38, 223, 302. 

marsh on, 207. 

east side of. 38. 
west side of, 38. 
proprietors of, to confer with, 

321. 
all cattle (save Town's) to be 

kept off, 39, 40. 
fortification at, 40, 156. 
land on, 83, 84, 108, 116, 137, 
138, 183, 215, 240, 263, 276, 
282,283,285-286. 
complaint of firing on, 189, 

322. 
fish box to erect, 206. 



Boston Neck, creek on, 207. 

trespasses, 211, 224. 

to prosecute, 209 

225. 

watch-house on, 2S1. 
repairs on, 210, 276. 
to prevent cows of Roxbury 

from coming on, 24.3. 
land on, to view, 301. 
Pier Lottery, 13 1. 

(See also Lotteries.) 
Regiment, 36, 151. 

small arms furnished cap- 
tains of, 247. 
(See also Troops.) 
Seat, 167. 
Stone Marshall'* lane, 9, 75, 155, 

279, 32 J. 

(See ulxo Streets.) 
Bounties, 19, 104, 136, 137. 
division of, 115. 

(See also Enlisted men.) 
Braintree, 281, 286. 
Brattle street, 75, 315, 321. 

(.See also Streets.) 

Breadstuffs, 4, 11, 15, 17, 24, 27, 48,49, 53, 81, 
94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 152, 161, 173, 
180, 183, 186, 188, 189, 195, 197, 
203, 205, 209, 211, 213, 216, 217, 
219, 223, 225,227, 229, 231, 235, 
236, 239, 243, 247, 249, 250,254, 
255, 259, 261, 269, 277,279, 286, 
288, 290, 292, 295, 299, 305, 311, 
318, 323, 326, 329, 332, 333. 
price of, 139. 

assize of bread, 4, 8, 15, 17, 24, 
27, 94, 95, 96, 
97, 98, 139, 
152, 155, 160, 
161, 173, 180, 
182, 183, 184, 
185, 188, 189, 
195, 203, 205, 
209, 211, 213, 
216, 217, 219, 
223, 225, 227, 
229, 231, 235, 
236, 239, 241, 
243, 247, 249, 
250, 254, 255, 
257, 259, 261, 
26J, 279, 286, 
288, 290, 292, 
295, 299, 305, 
311, 318, 323, 
326, 329, 332, 
333. 

law, relative to, 
to amend, 155. 
weighing of bread, 94. 
Brewers, 198. 

(See iilxo Trades.) 
Bricks, 149, 181, 195. 
Bridges : 

Swing, 42, 310. 

Mill, 95, 100, 134, 159, 191, 279, 320. 
draw, 95, 100, 117, 192, 251. 
over Charles river, 300, 301. 
Charlc-stown, 330. 
Brookline, 116, 160. 
Building, of shed at end of store, permission 

for asked by Mr. Boyce, 66. 
to erect, 137, 138, 145, 161, 162. 
of a school-house, 170. 
distill-house, 239. 
town, near the Laboratory, 293. 
Buildings nee Lands, buildings, etc. 
to view, 117, 118, 
to erect, permission asked, 150. 

a blacksmith's shop, 160. 
adjoining Ship street, 194, 196. 
to erect, on town flats, 249. 

watch-house in Orange 
street, 252. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Buildings, to build a lean to, 292. 

at the end of the market, 300, 304. 
deeded to the town, 299, 308. 
Bulftnch Square, 320. 
Bull see Cattle. 

pasture, 180, 182, 264, 325 
purchase of, 224. 
disposal of, 243, ?44. 
Bullets cast from the town's lead, 90. 

(See alo Arms and Ammunition.) 
Bull's wharf, 46, 75, 191, 192, 320. 

(See alto Wharves.) 
Burial places : 

North burying ground, 1, 42, 211, 212, 

226. 
tombs in, 148, 149, 170, 211, 212,213, 

221, 237. 

permit to build, 69. 170. 
fences about, to repair, 206. 
request for, for soldiers and prisoners, 

95, 96. 

bottom of the Common, 96,170, 205, 
206,211,217, 
219, 243, 249, 
831. 

tombs in, 224, 
237, 243,317, 
336. 

South, 96, 99, 103, 172, 209, 267. 
tombs in, 327. 
feuce from the, 96. 
regulations, 99. 
grave robbers, 116. 

eextons, 132, 150, 156, 172, 180, 181, 
186, 187, 194, 206, 209, 225, 
229, 230, 263, 293. 
charges, 293, 305, 306. 
burial of French soldiers, 160, 193. 
list of persons owning tombs, 212. 

to provide, 211. 

Chappel ] King's Chapel?] 211. 
Copps' Hill [North burial ground?] 

211, 212. 

Church, tombs in, 237. 
to be put in decent order, 268. 
North burying ground, 277, 278. 

tombs in, 277, 278. 
near the Granary, 270. 
proprietors of tombs, 284. 
names of persons in charge of funer- 
als, 293. 
charges, 293. 
funeral porters, 296. 

wages, 305, 306. 
assigned, 306. 
opening of tombs, 305. 
tolling of bells, 293, 306. 
old burying ground near the Chapel, 

[King's?] funeral porter for, 306. 
Butchers, 11, 15, 49, 84, 93, 96, 99, 183, 184, 

225, 268. 
names of, 15. 
complaint against, 51. 
(See also Trades.) 
(See also Markets.) 
Butier's Row, 192, 308. 
Butter, 99. 

By-laws, fair copy of revised, to obtain, 288. 
printing of, 289, 295, 296. 

proposals for, 289, 290. 
relative to snow-balls, 292. 
distribution of, 303. 
relative to funerals, 305, 306. 

to be strictly 

obeyed, 306. 
limekilns, 307, 

308, 309. 

persons refusing to obey, 307. 
relative to cattle, 315. 

ticket porters, 328. 

Cadet Company, 324. 
Cambridge, 41, 42, 99, 330. 

selectmen of, 41. 



1 Cambridge street, 46, 130, 192, 251, 321. 

( See alxo Streets.) 
! Candles, 94, 335. 
i Cape Ann, 93, 112, 263, 273, 286, 203. 

Cod, 115, 118. 

Capture of Lord Cornwallls, 160. 
Cargoes nee Ships, vessals, etc. 
Carpenters, 126, 189, 193, 284, 324. 

(See also Trades.) 

Cartridges .tee Arras and Ammunition. 
Carts, carriages, etc., 15, 40, 96, 137, 206, 274, 

276. 
trucks, as to weight of, 

215, 218, 219, 230. 
committee to enforce 
laws relative to, 
238. 

damage by, to pre- 
vent, 270. 
Castle, the, 77-78, 93, 94, 97, 273, 278, 281. 

(See alxo Fortifications.) 
William see the Castle. 
Cattle, all, (other than Town's), to be kept 

from the Neck, 39, 40, 245. 
list of cows, to return, 315. 
killing of, 49. 

two bulls to be procured by the hay- 
ward, 265. 
town, 85, 160. 

support of the bulls, 301. 
purchase of a bull, 205. 
disposal of, 243, 244. 
place to keep, in, 210, 216. 
Roxbury, 245. 
inhabitants having, on the common 

to assess, 246. 

Centinel, the [newspaper?], 295. 
(See alxo Newspapers.) 

! Certificates, 3, 5, 34, 42, 43, 50, 66, 71, 83 85, 
102, 104, 107, 110, 115, 116, 119, 125, 126, 
134, 141, 142, 146, 154, 159, 161, 187, 194, 
207, 243, 259, 261, 268, 269, 271, 277, 285, 
290, 298, 302, 303, 309, 311, 316, 320. 
Chairs for the Selectmen's Chamber, 208, 

261. 
Chance (Schooner), 93, 94. 

(See also Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Chappel burying grounds [King's Chapel?! 

211. 
Chardon's lane, 269. 

( See alto Streets, etc.) 
Charities, quarterly, 205. 
Charles street, 297. 

( See also Streets.) 
river, 30<>. 

bridge, 300, 301. 
incroachments, 302. 
Charlestown, 26, 330. 

ferry, 100, 192, 205, 294, 306. 
paving of, 294. 

( See also Ferries.) 
lottery, 119. 

mulatto to return to, 286. 
bridge, 330. 
| Charter street. 8, 9, 116, 155, 320. 

(See also Streets.) 
| Chelsea, 81, 222. 

relative to re-annexation to Boston 

222. 
Chester street, 75. 

(See also Streets.) 
Chimneys : 

sweepers, 17, 311, 319, 323, 324, 

329. 

wages, 309. 
badges, 319, 324. 
defective, 130, 203, 280, 283, 307, 

328, 329, 330. 
Chocolate mills, 310, 327, 328, 329, 330. 

license for making, 330. 

refused, 329. 
(See also Mills.) 
Christ Church, 41. 

( See also Meeting houses.) 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



343 



Christ Church, north clock at, to repair, 92, 

93, 193, 288. 

(See also Meeting houses.) 
Church burying ground, tombs in, 237. 

(See alio Burial places.) 
Circular letters nee Letters. 
Clay and gravel from the beach near the 

fortification, 156, 215. 
for repairing King street, 

217. 

twenty loads of, 271. 
from Fox Hill, 224, 228, 236. 
to be laid Short street, 251. 
upper part of Kilb" street, 

252. 
complain* against digging, 

255. 

for the Neck, 276. 
Clerk's [Clark's?] ship yard, 9. 
Clerks of the market see Market. 
Clocks, 92, 110, 147, 193, 195, 253. 

u>wn, 284, 288. 
Cloth, green, for selectmen's table, 140. 

for orator, 61, 89, 115, 143, 173. 
Clothing, 166, 186, 188, 

for armies, agent for, 110. 

(See aluo Continental Army.) 
Coal for the selectmen's chamber and assess- 
ors' room, 51. 
baskets, 229, 230, 310. 

measurer of, 100, 243, 249, 310. 
master, 216. 
Cocoa, 310. 
Coffee, 277. 

house at the North End, 228. 
Cold lane, 25, 308, 320. 
(See also Streets.) 
Collectors nee Taxes. 
Commissary Generals, 49, 53, 97. 

proved to be traitors, 

50. 

of Prisoners, 78. 
Committees, reports of, 2. 

to regulate the market, 2. 
appointed, 6. 

of correspondence, 8, 17, 18, 19, 
20, 22, 24, 25, 27,29, 30, 31, 32, 
33,34, 62,94,95, 122. 
to visit the town, 9, 10 
joint, 19, 22. 

vote of, 19. 
platforms and boxes over the 

Dock, 7:3. 

regulating appointment of field 
officers for a continental reg- 
iment, 21. 
to investigate small-pox cases, 

73, 78. 
to provide an orator, 31, 58. 

place for oration, 

272. 

erect a pound, 35. 
furnish the town with spades 

and shovels, 39. 
of the general court, 40. 

House of Representa- 
tives, 40. 

for choice of keeper of the hos- 
pital at New Boston, 42. 
on regulating treatment of 

small-pox, 59. 
to engage suitable men for the 

North Watch, 63. 
to open the town meeting with 

prayer, 

request Dr. Chauncey, 91. 
Dr. Eckley, 140, 209. 
Rev. Mr. Lothrop, 

127, 169, 180. 
Rev. Mr. White, 145, 

301. 

Dr. Cooper, 59. 
Rf. Mr. Clark, 88, 
141. 212. 



Committees to request Rev. Mr. Stillman, 

293, 295. 
Rev. Mr. Thatcher. 

269, 262. 

Rev. Mr. Everet, 243. 
Rev. Mr. Howard, 

170, 268. 

Rev. Mr. Eliot, 207. 
Rev. Mr. Wight, 237. 
to estimate damage done to 

town by the enemy, 63. 
to collect damages for same, 83. 
on Mr. Boyce's application, 66. 
town's lands at the South 

End, 77. 

of th? Board of Council, 78. 
money due Capt. Fellows, 85. 
to view the pump, 89. 
to inquire into state of Winnis- 

simit ferry, 93. 
of the town of Weymouth see 

Weymouth. 
relative to town's proportion of 

steel, 110. 

on town watch, 110. 
clothing for armies, 110, 145. 
case of McClinch, 114. 
on clerks of the market, 116. 
to hire a room as a school, 116, 

118. 
to view certain ground near the 

Draw Bridge, 117. 
repair Engine at North 

Square, 118. 
on North Battery, 127, 180, 261, 

290. 

building on, 

wharf, to 

view, 246. 

chimneys, 130. 

to view bank in John Hancock's 

grounds, 133. 

repairs to schools, 134, 195, 201. 
relative to location for fish 

market, 135. 

wall at fortification, 140. 
lands and buildings, 150, 243. 
on Mrs. Brooker's donation, 

158. 

to view land near North bat- 
tery, 160. 
on mileage, 167. 
from the Grand Lodge of 

Masons, 182. 
on watch, 'J18, 238. 
to confer with the Representa- 
tives of the town, 155. 
of accounts, 168, 167, 179, 182. 

bakers, 184. 
on fire-engine, 193. 
to view water course, 196. 
encroachment.; on the Common, 

206. 

furnishings of selectmen's 
chamber, 08. 
Faneuil Hall, 217. 
repairs on walls, i.09. 

streets, 2i)9, 214, 217, 
220, 225, 248, 269, 
271, 272, 277, 308. 
to keep cattle in quarters, 210. 
on hospitals, 211. 
wood for the schools, 221. 
Rainsford Island, repairs to, 

222. 

to visit the sconce at South Bat- 
tery, 227. 

to inspect iron and posts, 232. 
on lamps, 232, 238. 
laws, to enforce, 238. 
on carts, trucks, etc., 238. 
auditing of accounts, 239, 240. 
on the Granary, 240. 
repairs on the Neck, 240. 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Committees, town's building opposite Con- 
cert Hall, 245. 

on framing code of laws for 
the better government of the 
town, 247. 

on return of small arms fur- 
nished captains of the Boston 
Regiment, '247. 
on fencing of the Common, 263, 

270. 

on funeral ground, near Gran- 
ary, 270. 

on drain, near Workhouse, 270. 
repairs to Daws & Coolidge's 

store, 280. 
to ascertain bounds of land sold 

Caleb Davis, 283. 
for suitable place for a pound 

for horses, 294. 
on paving of Charlestown 

Ferry, 294. 

to treat with fishermen, 300. 
on rates of ticket porters, 328. 
to view land near ropewalk, 

300. 
lower part of Prince 

street, 300. 
the Neck, 301. 
tombs in South burial 

ground, 327. 
limekilns, 307, 308. 
Milk street, 307, 308. 
defective chimneys, 307\ 
on laying out of Lynn street, 

326. 
Common, the, 2. 

school on, 2, 54, 78, 79, 224, 

238. 

carriages on, 40. 

new burying ground on,96,l 70, 

205, 211, 

217, 219, 

221, 224' 

237, 306, 

317, 331. 

tombs in, 

317, 335. 

bulls for, 118, 205, 216. 
blacksmith's shop at bottom 

of, 143, 205, 215. 
ground on, torn up by British 

troops, 173. 
encroachments on, 139. 

to prevent, 

206. 
dirt on, to spread as shall be 

most beneficial, 207. 
trespassers on, 213, 225. 
killing of cattle near, 216. 
empty tombs on, 224. 
storage of artillery, etc. , 226. 
laboratory near, 242. 
inhabitants of the town, hav- 
ing cows on, to assess, 246. 
repairs to top of Beacon Hill, 

248. 
another row of trees on, to 

plant, 247. 

trees on, to protect, 249, 315. 
carcasses, 268. 
fencing of, 269. 
posts, to erect on, 269. 
land at bottom of, 274. 
printing of by-laws, 295. 
encroachments, 303. 
to put pumps on, 314. 
list of cows, 315. 
pond on [ Frog] , 327, 328. 
shore nee Drains, 
street, 250. 

trees in, to protect, 250. 

(See atxo Streets, etc.} 

Commonwealth, the, 132, 193, 201, 253, 291, 
307, 311, 316. 



Commonwealth, the oath of allegiance to, 

163. 

(See alto Massachusetts Bay, Province of.) 
Complaints nee Laws, breach of. 
Concert Hall, 92, 254. 

tavern near, 128. 
street, 155. 

to widen, 209, 210. 
shops near, to view, 243, 245. 

rent of, 254. 
Concord, 95,324. 

Congress, General, assembled at Phila- 
delphia, 2. 
resolve of, relative to a form of 

government, 118. 
street, 155, 192, 194. 

(See alto Streets.) 
Constables nee Watch. 
Constitution, new, to frame, 99. 
Continental army, enlistment into, 19, 104, 

145. 
draft into, 19-20, 32, 50, 

122, 148. 
exempt from, 

20, 21, 23. 
forfeitures, 32, 

121. 

at New York, 20. 
bounties to non-commis- 
sioned officers, 115. 
recruiting, 22. 

funds for, 22. 
men in, 26, 253, 274, 277, 

309. 

blankets for, 27, 140, 164. 
moneys for soldiers, 269. 
moneys, to provide for 
raising men for, 32, 186, 
proper method to raise 

men, 65. 
full proportion for, raised, 

34. 
mileage of soldiers, 50, 

130, 137, 
shoes and stockings for, 

62, 110, 171. 
shirts, 63, 169. 
clothing for, 110, 145, 162, 

166, 169, 171. 
horses for, 124, 152, 
bounties, 136, 137, 152, 

198. 

delinquents, 151. 
town's proportion of men, 

154. 

returns, 154. 
pay roll of six raunth's 

men, 166, 172,201. 
three and six months 

men, 167. 
six months' men, 222, 

235-36. 
five months' men, 197, 

198. 
heir to soldier's pay, 269, 

285, 290, 291. 
Congress, 19. 
hospital, 96, 120. 
advances to, soldiers, 102. 
tax, 186. 
hospital, 96, 139. 

(tiee also Hospitals.) 
Coopers, 137. 

( .See also Trades.) 
Cooper's alley, 265. 

(See alxo Streets, etc.~) 

Copps' Hill burying ground (North burial 
ground] , see North burying 
ground. 

(See also Burial Places.) 

relative to four lots of land on, 

302, 303, 

release of claim 

to, 303, 304. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



345 



Cordage, 114. 
Corn beef, 160, 223. 

court, 190, 2ij:',,P>22. 

(.See alw Streets, etc.) 
Cornfields, 128. 

Coruhill, 9, 59, 68, 152, 172, 215, 319. 
posts to erect on, 172, 173. 
paving of, 217, 221 . 

(*re also Streets, etc.) 
Correction, unsuitable, administered to a 

child, 271, 272. 
Correspondence .^< Letters. 
( Xtf. nfso Committees.) 
Cotton, 112. 
Council, the, 20, 34, 39, 48, 77, 78, 82, 92, 93, 

97, 120, 199, 238, 322, 333. 
resolves of, 48, 79, 82. 
chamber, 78. 

desire use of Faneuil Hall on Elec- 
tion Day, 92. 
memorial, 110, 120. 
relative to proprietors of tombs, 284. 
County meeting at Dedham, to be held on 
the third Wednesday in March, 
238 

relative to dividing the, 240, 241. 
records, 265. 
of Worcester see Worcester. 

Suffolk nee Suffolk, 
gaol, 333-34, 335-36- 

encroachments, 336. 
Court, General, nee Assembly, 
for trial of vessels, 5, 6. 

jurymen, 56. 
superior, 6, 58, 100,129. 
clerk of, 6. 

justices, 55, 79, 90, 111, 133, 134, 140, 
171, 194, 196, 206, 211, 212, 241, 256, 
257, 263, 272, 281, 282, 292, 307, 310, 
311, 313, 320, 323, 324, 325, 326, 338.. 
judges, 6, 37, 50, 82, 85, 113. 
Probate, 7, 37, 50, 82, 85, 113. 

judge, 7, 29, 209, 210, 255. 
maritime, 31, 36, 39,42,46, 49,51, 55, 
60, 65, 67, 68, 70, 74, 75, 79, 81, 83, 
88, 92, 94, 98, 99, 101, 105, 125, 130, 
134, 136, 141, 151, 153, 157, 161, 165, 
174, 185, 186, 193, 204, 208, 220, 230, 
317. 
of special sessions, 41, 133, 134, 154, 

171. 

clerk, 75,190. 

for trial of suspected persons (To- 
ries), 42. 
inferior, 95, 231. 
common pleas, 225. 
house, 334. 
street, 50, 191. 

(See alxo Streets.) 
Cross street, 46, 75, 189, 190. 

(Xee also Streets.) 
Cow lane, 83, 100, 269, 281. 
(See also Streets, etc.) 
Creek, the, 251. 
Criminals, 328. 

cage for punishment of, 328. 
Cripples, 124, 218. 
Cross street, 116, 190, 192, 204, 214, 225, 246, 

296, 300, 318, 320. 
(See also Streets, etc.) 
Cullers of staves and hoops, 230. 
brands for, 230. 

Cutlery ware, petition for stall in which to 
sell, refused, 231. 

Damages, to recover, .11:1. 
(S>-e alun Penalties.) 
Dartmouth, 220, 303. 
Declaration of Independence, 2. 
Deed, of about twelve feet of land to the 
town, by Mr. Joseph Barrel, 
263, 308, 309. 
executed, 284. 

(See also Lands.) 



Deed, of record of deeds, 268. 

(Sec ti/xo Records.) 
of town's land, 2S-_'. 
Deer Island, 67, 114, 126, 139, 154, 188, 209, 

216, 242, 277, 293, 310, 316. 
rented, 81, 169-170,242. 
repairs at, 156, 18S. 
visitation, 154, 216,246, 272,310, 

315, 316. 
ballast taken from, 212, 214, 

242, 260. 
no more paving-stones to be 

taken from, 280. 
(See also Islands.) 
Delegates, 98. 

Delinquents, classification of, 151. 
Devonshire street, 326. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Diana, the, 213. 

(See also Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Diseases, infectious, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 25, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 
38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 52, 59, 60, 
66, 67, 68, 73, 76, 82, 91, 93, 94, 97, 103, 
105, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 122, 152, 
153, 159, 162, 163, 164, 195, 216, 219, 220, 
227, 228, 237, 238, 239, 258, 264, 273, 285, 
289, 291, 306, 307, 313, 318, 332. 
(See al*o Small-pox, etc.) 
Disorderly persons, 203. 

(See also Laws, breach of.) 
Distilleries, 9, 75, 128, 155, 319. 

distillers, 60, 75, 85, 128, 239, 250. 
distil house, to build, 239. 
permission asked to set up, 335. 
Distill house square, 245. 

(See (tlxo Streets, etc.) 

Dock, the, 71, 72, 75, 127, 128, 216, 223, 246, 
L'">4, 272, 278, 281, 298, 310, 317, 
326. 

sale of fish, 71, 72, 224. 
boxes on, 104, 224. 
tavern north side of, 155, 190. 
south side of, 190, 191. 
town's land on, 280. 
plan of, 21"). 
new building on, for a market, 

300. 

relative to filling up, 235, 245, 288. 
abutters on, 247. 
square, 9, 69, 98, 148, 158, 191, 192, 199, 

225, 226, 265, 278, 318, 320. 
fish stalls on, 61, 69, 114, 122, 

171, 183, 223, 235. 
taverns on, 129, 191, 192, 235, 

288. 

reservoirs at, 134. 
incendiary work, 318. 
nuisance on, 156. 
fishermen to remove their boxes 

from, 183. 
watch, 295. 
pump on, 199. 
posts taken from, Ji'.'.i. 

( See also Streets, etc.) 
Dogs, unruly, by-law relative to, 255. 
attack from, 316, 317. 
(See (tlao Orders.) 
Dolphin, the, (sloop), 16. 
(See also Ships, etc.) 
Donations, 100 to be laid out for wood for 

the poor, 54, 55, 158. 
part of, distributed, 64, 85. 

(See also Legacies.) 
money collected for Jfr. Patter- 
son, 147. 
from lectures 
by Dr. Mayes, 
287. 

list of bene- 
ficiaries, 
287. 

Dorchester, 336. 
Dosset's lane, 296. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Dorset's alley, 328. 

(See aluo Streets, etc.) 
Draft, the, nee Continental army. 
Drains, 3, 49, 67, 70, 87, 100, 103, 118, 145, 150, 
151, 152, 157, 193, 207, 225, 226, 228, 
239, 242, 245, 246, 248, 251, 252, 254, 
265, 268, 270, 276, 277, 231, 284, 292, 
294, 319, 325. 

common shore [sewer], 49, 67, 119, 
135, 207, 228, 251, 256, 265, 276, 289, 
294, 301, 307, 314, 319. 
assessment for, refused, 193. 
to be kept free from obstructions , 326 . 
charge of repairing, 269. 
not repaired, 299-300. 
Draw bridge, 95, 100, 117, 192, 251. 
repairs to, 96. 

(See a/so Bridges.) 
Dr. Clarke's wharf, 46. 
shop, 191. 

(See also Wharves.) 
Dr. Cooper's meetinghouse, 137, 162. 

(6ee also Meeting-houses.) 
tavern near, 190. 
Dr. Eliot's meeting-house, 9, 155. 

(See also Meeting houses.) 
Dr. Pemberton's meeting house, 9. 

(See also Meeting-houses.) 
Drums, application for, 36. 
Drunkards, 255. 

(See also Immorality.) 
Dutch: 

sick Dutchman to be admitted to the 
almshouse, 206. 
Duxbury, 325. 

Enlisted men, inducements offered, 19. 

bounties, 19. 
Election day 39, 92. 
general, 132. 
of Governor, Lieut. Governor, and 

six Senators, 127. 

Representatives see Representa- 
tives. 
Eliot street, 321. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Embroidery work, school for teaching, 252. 

(See also Schools.) 

Entertainment, for town officials, public 
dinner, to provide, 149, 183, 
217, 236. 
for Mason's Grand Lodge, at 

Faneuil Hall, 182, 215. 
to dine 70 or 80 persons 
visitation of school, 184, 

217. 312. 

regulations regard- 
ing, 184, 217, 312. 
Estimate of loss to the inhabitants from the 

enemy, 83, 171. 
of sum necessary for defraying 

expenses, 242. 
Essex street, 192, 291, 323, 335. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Excises see Taxes. 

Falmouth, 26, 212, 281. 

Faneuil hall, 33, 38, 118, 119, 134, 170, 227, 
295, 312. 

use of, on Election day, 39, 92, 
120. 

spades, pickaxes, etc, to collect 
and deposit in chamber over, 
50. 

lamp irons to deposit in cham- 
ber over, 51. 

for State lottery, 92. 

to provide curtains for, 217. 

use of, for mill lottery, 220. 

wire, to repair, 221, 224. 

for public dinner, 236 

lectures to hold in, 257, 258, 285. 
refused to allow, 286. 



Faneuil hall, for use of company drill, 275, 

280. 

bell to be hung in cupola, 317. 
ammunition stored in, 101, 227. 
Grand Lodge of Masons ask 

use of, to dine, 182. -!.">- 
for preaching, petition to use, 

182. 

repairs to, 189, 317. 
to paint, -Mi. 

for disposal of quarterly chari- 
ties, 205. 

supplies from watch, 295. 
market, 2, 11, 15, 49, 96, 98, 99, 127, 
135, 149, 155, 157, 171, 274, 
288. 
clerk of, 2, 83, 92, 93, 96, 97, 

98, 116, 155, 160, 162, 171, 
182, 185, 217, 221, 224, 227, 
267. 

stalls in, 44, 51, 54, 55, 56, 93, 
99, 109, 184, 203, 
207, 212, 241, 242, 
251, 268, 281, 286, 
288. 

rent of, 109, 110, 
119, 127, 135, 149. 

butchers at, 51, 54, 55,56,96, 

99, 225. 

south side of, 168, 184. 
stalls without, 83. 
regulations of, 93. 
throwing dirt near, 247. 
law relative to, 258. 

(See also Market.) 
law-breakers to try in, 312. 
inspectors apply for office 

in, 323. 

fire-arms to keep in, 324. 
volunteer Republican Com- 
pany to use, 330. 
inhabitants to meet at, 2oit, 

236. 

Farmers, 15, 99. 
favorite, the (brigantine), 112. 

(See also Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Fence to prevent encroachments on the 
Common, 206. 

(See aluo Common.) 
in burial places, to repair, 206, 217. 
to protect wood, for the schools. 221. 
Fences of the Granary burial ground, 270. 
Ferries, 5, 10. 

Winnisimet, 3, 75, 93, 100, 155, 209, 

301. 

Charlestown. 3, 100, 205, 294. 
Salutation, 45, 191. 
Ferry street, 303, 309. 

to widen, 303. 

(See also Streets.) 
Field officers, 19, 20, 22, 24. 
Fines see Penalties. 

Fire, water engines, 2, 10, 33, 49, 53, 58, 65, 
69, 71, 80, 82, 83, 89, 
90, 91,93,98, 103,108, 
109, 112, 132, 150, 161, 
174, 260, 270. 
masters of, 10, 33, 58, 
60, 61, 62, 69, 71, 82, 
83, 89, 103, 104, 105, 
106, 108, 112, 116, 119, 
122, 132, 143, 150, 157, 
158, 161, 181, 194, 200, 
201, 203, 210, 222, 223, 
214, 260,270, 277,328, 
330, 333, 335. 
premiums, 33, 53, 58, 
60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 
69, 71, 80, 82, 83, 89, 
90, 91, 93, 98, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 108, 112, 116, 
123, 132, 157, 161, 181, 
194, 198, 201, 203, 210, 
222, 223, 244, 260, 277, 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



347 



Fire, water engines, premiums, 290, 292, 294, 
2M, 217, 2'JS, 299, 302, 
309, 317, 328, 330, 333. 
vacancies, in companies, 
to fill, 49, 119, 133, 174, 
200, 204, 205, 209, 214, 
217, 248-49, 260, 292. 
men absolved from mil- 
itary duty, 58, 214. 
men, 58, 64, 66, 98, 133, 
14:i, 174, 198, 208, 224, 
2-37, 230, 300, 330. 
Hancock, 60, 270, 304, 

317. 
to be fixed on runners, 

333. 
engine-house on mill 

bridge, 279. 

engine-house near Lib- 
erty Tree, 279, 289, 
engine-house necessary, 

96. 

repairs, 130. 
wards, 130, 131, 132, 133, 
199, 204, 299, 321, 324. 
a resolve of the General 

Court desired, 150. 
dismissal of man, 200. 
pipe, 304. 

sleds, to provide for, 204. 
ladders, 321. 
poles and baskets, 324. 
Fish stalls, 9S, 136, 163, 171, 183, 223, 224. 
application for, 61, 69, 71, 72. 
fishermen's, 103, 104, 114, 136, 
156, 171, 183, 223, 
239, 300, 304. 
hoxes, 9S, 104, 114, 
117, 126, 136, 169, 
170. 
market, 134, 135, 145, 169, 170, 

171, 288, 304. 

fishermen, to remove their boxes 
from Dock square, 
183. 
pay for their boxes, 

134. 

petition of, 272. 
box to erect at the Neck, 206. 
inspector of barrelled, 255, 256, 
257, 258, 239, 260, 261, 262, 263, 
265, 266, 263, 271, 272, 273, 274, 
275, 284, 2S6, 292, 296, 302, 307, 
311. 

cutter of, 259. 

neglect to pack and mark, 271. 
street, 75, 143, 152, 154, 155, 194, 320, 321, 
326. 

(See aho Streets.) 
Fishery, 164. 
Flax, inspector of, 331. 
Flag of Truce, 16, 17, 43. 

(See a liio Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Fleet street, 10, 75. 

repairs to, 270. 

(See also Streets.) 
Flonr, scarcity of, 81. 
Fore street, 46, 139, 167, 192, 221, 225, 320. 

(Sen also Streets.) 
Forfeitures, 32. 

Form of government agreed upon by the 
general assembly, to be laid before the 
several towns, 67, 68. 
Fort Hill, 75. 

trespass on, shall be made good, 

214. 

house at, 240. 
Fortification, 3, 83, 86, 181, 191, 195, 227. 

town's land near, 40, 46, 75, 77, 
85, 134, 140, 143, 150, 153, 
191, 192, 249. 
within the, 218, 270, 271, 272, 

274, 279. 
the castle, 77, 78, 93, 94, 97, 273. 



Fortification, tavern near, 129, 191. 

part of wall of, to remove, 135, 

136, 139. 
bricks from, 195. 

disposition of, 149, 

181. 

magazine, 195. 
clay and gravel to take from 

beach near the, 156. 
abutment, to repair, 202. 
reward offered for detection of 
person removing stones from, 
202. 

the sconce, 227. 

Fox, the (schooner) , 144, 19-5, 236. 
(See ul.xo Ships, vessels, etc.) 
hill, 21.3, 224. 

gravel from, 224, 228. 
Freetown, 3 J4. 
French, 81, 166, 265. 

oration in, permission asked to de- 
liver an, 33. 

officers, 127, 158, 19S, 200, 203, 205. 
consul, 259. 

late, 158, 159. 

to accommodate with suitable build- 
ing for sick and wounded, 159. 
hospital at west part of town, for 

sick and wounded, 159. 
burial of dead, 160, 193. 
permission to erect a building in 
addition to the hospital at New 
Boston, 161. 

language, to teach, 163, 229, 259. 
quarters to provide for the general 
and staff otticers of the French 

army, 198. 
1000 troops, 199. 

address to the French general, 201. 
to return to France, 250, 2-31. 
Frog lane, 58, 91, 328, 330. 
(See also Streets.) 
pond, 327, 328. 

(.See also I'ond.) 
Fruit, 278. 

Fugitives, 42, 43, 214. 
Funeral porters, 296. 
Funerals see Burial places. 

Gaol, 58, 109. 

in Queen street, 53. 
county, 333-34, 335-36. 
watch at, 333-34, 335-36. 

precautions of, 334. 
orders to, 334. 
encroachments, 336. 
Gambling, action of selectmen against, 64, 

65, 220. 

gaming tables, 220. 
Gaudolope [G-uadaloupeJ, 38, 264. 

(See ulio Islands.) 
George Town, 91. 
street, 273. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Germans, good conduct of, 107. 
Gibbon's court, 33. 

(See also Streets.) 
Glaziers, 195. 

(See also Trades.) 
Globe lamps see Lamps. 
Golden Ball, the, 46, 190. 

(See alxo Taverns.) 
Goldsmiths, 117. 

(See a Iso Trades.) , 

Gooch's lane, 253. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Governor, the, 213, 238, 276, 311, 322, 3S4. 

conference with, 135, 136, 137, 

162, 191, 199. 
reply of, 139. 
house of, 143. 
proclamation by, 160. 
choice of, 170, 238, 262. 
and Heat, governor, 272-73. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Governor, the, artfl lieni. governor, election 
of, 127, 141, 143, 209, 239, 
262. 

case of Mr. Brock, 333-34. 
Granary, the, improvements of, 240. 
grain, measurer of, 249. 
to repair, 311. 

(See ulxo Breadstuffs.) 
rent of, 266. 
funeral ground near, 270. 

repairs to 
iences, etc., 
270. 
where, formerly stood, 294. 

bounds to establish, 294. 
Grand jury, 255. 

Lodge of Masons see Masons. 
Grants nee. Appropriations. 
Granary cellar, 132, 142. 

burying ground near, 170. 
to hire, 324. 
repairs to the, 325. 
Gravel see Clay and gravel. 
Green's Barracks, 69, 122. 
Lane, 60. 

(Sef also Streets.) 
Grenades (?),195. 

Guns, tiring of, unlawfully, 225, 322. 
(See also Laws.) 

Halifax, 16, 17, 43, 52, 76, 165, 258. 
Hall, the fPaneuil?] 33, 39. 

(.See also Faneuil Hall.) 
Hallowell'd Wharf, 75. 

(See also Wharves.) 
Hancock engine nee Fire engines. 
Hancock'p wharf, 9, 108, 191, 236, 239, 320. 

ground on Fish street at 

head of, to view, 194. 
(See also Wharves.) 
Hand bills see Bills. 
Hanover street, 289, 320. 

(See alxo Streets.) 
Harvard, 271. 

College, 26. 
Hard wick, 311. 
Hawkins lane, 299. 

(See al*o Streets.) 
Hides, 15, 51, 251. 

and tallow, 49, 93. 
Hingham, 111, 139. 

selectmen of, desired to refund 

money, 168. 
receipt for money 
received from, 
(case of Eliza- 
beth Tower) , 173. 
family from, 306. 
Hay, 166, 202. 

wards, 114, 138, 160, 163, 244, 246, 251, 
265, 268, -236, 301, 315, 327, 
330. 

appointed, 39, 99. 
impounding of a horse by, 251. 
to procure two bulls, 265. 
diiections to, for support of 

bulls, 301. 

engine, 50, 142, 143, 202, 299, 300. 
market, 108, 192, 296. 

repairs to, 301. 
scales, 256. 
weigher of, 262, 296. 
list of cows to return, 315. 
Hog Island, 85. 

(See also Islands.) 
Hispaniola, 313. 
Hogreeves, 162. 

hogs, to prevent, going at large, 

170. 

to impound, 294. 
Horse pond, 327. 

(See alxo Pond.) 

Horses, purchase of draft, 124, 125, 137. 
or oxen, 124. 



Horses, town's proportion, 124. 
impounding of, 251, 294. 
suitable place for pound, 294. 
exhibition of horsemanship, 312. 
Hospitals : 

Kainsford's Island, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 17, 25, 26, 
35, 36, 41, 42, 
43, 45, 46, 52, 
66, 74, 76, 77, 
82, 94, 97, 
105, 114, 115, 
117,121,128, 
144, 152, 153,' 
156, 162, 163, 
165, 166, 219, 
227, 258, 264, 
283, 284, 306, 
307. 
physician at, 

84. 

New Boston, 12, 14, 18, 34, 45, 46, 

103, 105, 118, 161, 

228, 239, 247, 291. 

physician for, 45, 47, 

84, 119. 

West Boston [same a3 New Bos- 
ton?], 109,117,160, 
161, 162, 211, 270, 
293-94. 
repairs, 130. 

Keepers, 11, 12, 13, 16, 26, 35, 36, 
37,39, 42,43,47,48, 52, 
67, 74, 82, 93, 94, 97, 101, 
152, 153, 156, 163, 165, 
166, 219, 220, 228, 264, 
284, 285, 306, 307, 313. 
charges against, 101. 
new, 120. 

application for po- 
sition of, 102, 103. 
appointment of 

105. 

continental, 96, 139. 
accounts, 18, 132. 
State nee New Boston or West 

Boston, 
nurses at, 78. 
beds and bedding, hospital at 

West Boston, 120. 
at Barton's point, 181. 
cribs, 194. 
Apple Island, 225. 
House of Representatives, 12, 34, 40, 67. 

committee of, 40. 
speaker, 67. 
Hull, 253. 

Hutchinson's wharf, 167. 
(See also Wharves.) 

Illumination to celebrate Treaty of Peace, 

236. 

(See also Treaty of Peace.) 
Immorality, profanity and other vices, 65. 

drunkenness, 255. 

Independence of the American Colonies, 
oration to commemorate, on 
July 4, 1783, 217. 

1784, 244. 

1785, 273. 

1786, 310, 311. 
(See alxo Oration. 

Indian meal see Breadstuffs. 
Inhabitants, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 27, 37, 40, 44, 45, 
51, 56, 67, 70, 82, 88, 89, 97, 98, 
99, 100, 101, 109, 114, 120, 127, 
148, 155, 159, 168, 182, 185, 189, 
196, 199, 222, 246, 257, 258, 315, 
327. 

male, above sixteen years of 
age, 26-27. 

one-seventh part to enlist, 27. 

of other towns to tax for land 
in Boston, 47, 61, 71, 84. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



349 



Inhabitants, to supply with bread, 4$, 49, 53. 

petition of a great number of 

the, 72, 92, 1S2, 183, 185, 222, 

229, 257, 264, 265, 296, 312, :527, 

330. 

having cows on the Common, 

to assess, 246. 
l;ir_'c number of, endorsement 

of, 253. 
sums of money collected from, 

256. 

by-law distributed to, 303. 
exposed to the small-pox, 123. 
to bring in an estimate of dam- 
age done by the enemy, 171, 
194, 197. 
Innholders, 160, 164, 246, 259, 264, 298. 

licensed as, 46, 128, 129, 130, 143, 
152, 154, 155, 158, 165, 167,168, 
170, 181, 186, 189, 190, 191. 192, 
202, 204, 228, 235, 243, 253, 255, 
276, 288, 320, 321, 330. 
list of, 8, 74, 75, 97, 128 129, 
174-76, 186, 190, 191, 192J 218, 
320. 

ahuse by, 155. 
excise tax from, 174-76. 
returns, 218. 
Ink-stands for Mr. Carter's writing-school, 

206. 

(.See also Schools.) 
Inoculation for small-pox, 4, 5, 60, 65, 67, 

225, 228, 291. 
Insane nee Lunacy. 
Inspectors of the Market nee Market. 

Beef, Pork, ami Fish see 

tinker several terms. 
the Port of Boston, 311. 
Trade see Trade. 
Flax nee Flax. 
Wood see Wood, sealers of. 
of Police, 295, 315, 317. 
of Oil see Oil. 
Ipswich, 158. 
Ireland, 27-i, 312. 
Iron, 113. 

irons and posts to inspect, 232. 
work for lamps, 243, 244. 
Islands : 

Rainsford, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 35, 
36, 40, 46, 126, 127, 151, 152, 153, 156, 
162, 163, 192, 194, 215, 220, 250, 276, 
284, 306, 307, 318, 322. 
Martinique, 34, 35, 47, 112. 
West Indies, 35, 195, 306. 
Guadaloupe, 38, 264. 
Nantucket, 227. 
Deer, 67, 81, 12o, 139, 154, 188, 212, 

214, 216, 242, 272, 293, 310, 315. 
Hog, 85. 
Apple, 225. 
Bermuda, 216. 

(,6'ee also under their several 
names.) 



Joiners, 184, 187. 

(See al-io Trades.) 

Judge of Probate see Court, probate. 
Juggler, 167. 

permission asked to perform on 

slack wire, 167, 168. 

Jurors, 5, 3t, 36, 39, 41, 42, 46, 49. 51, 52, 55, 
67, 68, 70, 74, 83, 88, 89, 92, 94, 95, 
88, 99, 101, 105, 125, 129, 130, 134, 
136, 140, 151, 153, 161, 165, 167, 168, 
173 185, 186, 193, 202, 204, 208, 220, 
225, 230, 231, 276. 
extra, 199, 2?7, 251, 274, 284. 
drawn, 297, 312, 336, 



grand jury, 255. 

petit, 258, 272. 



jurors, 258. 
names of, 204, 208, 220, 230, 317. 



Jurors, choice of jurymen, 6, 24, 39, 41, 42, 
4<>, 40, 51, 52, 55, 58, 60, 67, 68, 70, 
74, 79, 81, 83, 89, 92, 130, 134. 
lists of jurymen examined, 58, 290. 

jurors, to act upon, 90,159,211. 
books, 94, 297, 312, 336. 
boxes, 119, 121, 125, 140, 2^0, 290. 
Justices, 55, 79, 90, 111, 133, 134, 140, 171, 194, 
196, 206, 211, 212, 241, 249, 256, 257, 262, 
263, 272, 281, 282, 292, 307, 310, 311, 313, 
323, 324, 325, 326, 328, 329, 330, 335, 336. 
(See also Courts.) 

Kenneheck, 220. 
Kilby street, .157, 252, 254. 
(See a/so Streets, etc.) 
King's Chapel burying ground, 211, 306. 

(See also Burial places.) 
King street, 8, 9, 68, 75, 128, 155, 215, 320,321, 

830. 
repairs to, 217. 

(See also Streets.) 

Laboratory, 111, 112, 224, 242, 266, 295. 
report concerning, 112-13. 
for a school, 118. 

artillery and stores, 226. 
town's lands near the, 293. 
Lame see Cripples. 

Lamps, 45, 104, 199, 232, 240, 249, 252, 254, 
259, 261, 265, 269, 271, 273, 314, 319. 
lamp irons, 1, 1, 232. 
tin, 276. 

destruction of, 45, 269. 
act relative to, 270. 
lighters, 232, 23*, 236, 252, 319. 
salary of, 248, 270, 319. 
letter relative to, 238. 
globe, 275. 
inventory of, 240. 
overseers, o09. 
tinwook and ironwork for, 243,244, 

248, 249. 
painting of, 251. 
Lands or Buildings, owners : 

Mr. Vail, h., 32. 
Mr. Hancock, 1., 33. 
Capt. McNeil, h., 33. 
Dr. Church, h., 33. 
Mrs. Campbell, h., 33. 
Dr. Pecker, 1., 36. 
Robert Newman, h., 49. 
Mr. Shardon, h., 58. 
Mrs. Scollay, h., 60, 
Widow Small, h., 60. 
Mr. Williston, h., 61. 
Capt. Malcomb, h., 61. 
Greenwood, h., 

61. 

Mr. Crosby, h., 64. 
William Henshaw, h., 

66. 

Mr. Bradish, h., 68. 
Wild, h., 68. 
Eyares, h., 68. 
White, h., 69. 
Clark, h., 71. 
Capt. Stanton, h., 73. 
Mr. Tileston, I., 80, h., 

104. 

William Scott, h., 81, 
Mr. Games, h., 82. 

Thomas Ivers, h., 

88. 

Bacon, h., 89. 
Waters, h., 89. 
Carter, h., 89. 
Taylor, h., 90. 
Phillips, h., 91. 
Fayweather, h., 93 

store, 278. 

Edward How, k. 100. 
Mr. Bouchon, store, 103. 
Capt. Doble, h., 103. 



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Lands or Buildings, Widow Sears, h., 105. 

JUaj. Cunningham, h., 

106. 

Dr. Mather, h., 10:>. 
Mr. Samuel 1'hillips 

Savage, 1., 117. 
Mr. Sherman, 118. 
Abraham Adams, 119. 
John Hancock, h., 133, 

1, 133. 

Mr. Kneeland, h., 134. 
Henshaw, h., 135. 
Mm. Abigail Harriot, 

shop, 139. 
Capt. Patrick Connor, 

143. 
Mr. Thomas Beal, h., 

143. 
Jacob Holland, h., 

151. 
Andrew Brimmer, 

h., 152. 
Capt. John Ballard, h., 

154. 

Hall, h., 155. 

Craft,, h., 157. 

Mr. Inches, h., 161. 

Luke Baker, h., 

172. 

John Proctor, h., 172, 
Mr. William Gale, h., 

173. 

Adam Colson, h., 173. 
Samuel Brick, h., 173. 
Widow Skillings, h., 183. 
Mr. Leach, h., 330. 
Mr. Capen, 1., 194. 
Vol. Brewer, h., 199. 
Mr. John Mein, I., 200. 
John Pitts, E*<j., h., 207. 
J>r. Cook, 1., 209. 
Geoige Hamlin, 1., 216. 
Mr. Russell Sturgis, h., 

226. 
Isaac Tuckerman, Esq., 

h., 233, 243, 249. 
Mr. George Makepeace, 

h., 251. 
Walter Perkins, h., 

259. 

Elder Baker, h., 260. 
Capt. Eustis, h,, 265. 
Mr. Thomas Green, h., 

265. 
Mr. William Greenleaf, 

store, 265, 308. 
C<ifit. Marston, h., 265. 
Mr. Batey, 1., 278. 
Judge Oliver Wendell, 

store, 278, 279. 
Col. Waters, d, h., 319. 
Mr. Fowle, 1., 279. 

John Row, 1., 280. 
Dr. Bultinch, h., 281, 

282. 

Widow Knight, h., 283. 
Caleb Davis, 1., 283. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Marston, 

h., 328. 

Dr. Chauncy, h., 284. 
Mr. Fenno, h., 294, 326. 
Minot's, h., 296. 
Greenleaf, h., 299. 
Beal, h., 299, 301, 

315. 
John Clough, shop, 

300. 
Edward Blanchard, 

h., 325. 

Wheeler, h., 302. 
Col. Jackson, 1., 302, 

303. 

William Wittington, h., 
307. 



Lands or Buildings, Mr. Barrel, 1., 299. 
T. Green, h., 308. 
Mr. Rowe, h., 315. 
Capt. Freeman, h., 317. 
Jonas Green, h., 323. 
J/r.Benj. White, h., 324. 

James, h., 328. 

Lands, town's, 38, 85, 102, 112, 113, 125, 130, 
156, 160, 161, 162, 163, 194, 
205, 215, 228, 237, 243, 244, 
267, 271, 272, 294, 304, 312, 
336. 
marsh on east side of the 

Neck, 38. 
within the Fortification, 218, 

270,271,272,274. 
without the Fortication, 40, 

75, 77, 134, 249. 
near the Fortication, 134, 

143. 

rents, 108. 
at the South End, 77. 

sale of, 280. 
Dock square, 98. 
at New Boston, 102. 
on the Neck, 83, 84, 137, 138, 

183, 214, 240. 

stores, 81, 130, 132, 137, 138, 
139, 142, 194, 230, 236, 237, 
243, 270, 300, 304, 314, 319, 
329. 

at South End, 135. 
in Prince street, 150. 
as to town's right to certain 

land, 155. 

bull pasture, 180, 182, 264. 
warehouses, 44. 
burying ground, 205, 206. 
North Battery wharf and 

warehouse, 250. 
deed of, to, town, 263, 265. 
proposals for land and flats 

on the Neck, 263, 264. 
land from abutter on Ferry 

street, 303. 

at North and South Battery, 
271. 

sale of, 269-70. 
given by Mr. Barrel, to the 

town, 299. 

encroachments, 270, 271. 
back of Mrs. Benj. White's 

shop, 324. 
at the bottom of the Common, 

274. 

sold Caleb Davis, 2S3. 
leading from Fish street into 

the Dock, 326. 
deeds to John Rowe and 

Wendell, 284. 
near the laboratory, 293. 
where Granary formerly 

stood, 294. 

Language, French, 163, 229. 
Laws, breach of, 7, 64, 65, 67, 70, 133, 137, 

189, 214, 307, 313. 
to prosecute, 207, 209, 219, 

225, 229, 238, 269. 
to observe, 153, 187, 257, 270, 310. 
regulating taverns, 153, 220. 
relative to assize to bread, to amend, 

155. 
nuisance onDock square, to prosecute 

one Hemmenway for, 156. 
relative to burials, to be strictly en- 
forced, 156. 

keepers of schools, 160. 
hogs goingat large, 170. 
disorderly negroes, 203, 296, 297. 
constable asleep on duty, 205. 
pedlers warned to leave Market 

square, 218. 

relative to loading of trucks, 215, 218, 
230. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SLUJKCTS. 



351 



Laws relative to loading of trucks, breach of, 

2'.W, 2:58, 219. 
gaming tables, 220. 
firing guns upon the Xeck, 322. 
bottom of the Common and else- 
where, '225. 

coal baskets, 229, 230, 310. 
breaking and entering, 238. 
code of, for the better government of 

the town, 247. 

erection of a slaughter-house in Pleas- 
ant street, 252, 253. 
digging gravel, 255. 
disorderly persons, 257. 
parading the streets in disguises, 257. 
relative to the market, 258. 
failure to warn inhabitants of town 

meetings, 267. 
breaking lamps, 269. 
trespass on town's lands, 270, 280. 
neglect to pack and mark fish, 271. 
duties of funeral porters, 305, 306. 
law-breakers to be tried in Faneuil 

Hall, 312. 

relative to oyster shells, 315. 
dogs, 317. 

defective chimneys, 328, 329, 330. 
breach of the Navigation Act, 282. 
all offences against any agreements 

entered into by manufacturers, 282. 
relative to wood brought to market, 

283-84. 

bad odors, 303. 
proprietors of tombs refusing to pay 

charges, 284. 
trade act, breach of, 291. 
puppet-shows forbidden, 286. 
snow-balls, 292. 
vagrancy, 286. 
Lawyers, 158, 251. 
Leases see Rents. 
Leather, sole, 139, 160. 
Leaverett street nee Leverett street. 
Lectures, to hold in Faneuil Hall, 257, 258. 

on Physi- 
ology of 
Natural 
History, 
285, 287. 
refusal to 
allow, 

286. 

(See altm Faneuil Hall.) 
Lee's wharf, 196. 

(See also Wharves.) 
Legacies : 

Mrs. Brooker's, 28, 29, .30, 41, 43, 
50, 51, 86, 158, 
187, 188, 20S, 
232, 240, 244, 
245, 266, 275, 
282, 292, 299, 
304, 311, 312, 
316, 330, 331, 
332, 333, 336. 
list of benefici- 
aries, 43, 44, 86, 
87, 187, 188, 232- 
:U, 240, 245, 275, 
292, 316, 330, 
331, 332, 333, 
336. 

bonds find notes 
due on, 208, 232, 
266, 275, 282, 
292, 299, 304, } 
311, 312, 333. 
Leghorn, 272, 273. 
Lendel'8 Row, 257. 

(See also Lindel's lane.) 
Letters : 

to selectmen of Marblehead, 13, 159, 

284, 318. 
from selectmen of Marblehead, 159. 



Letters to Rrlg. Genl. Palmer, 8. 

Samuel Hartley, 11, 13, 15, 16, 41, 

52, 55, 66, 67, 76, 78. 
selectmen of Cambridge, 41, 42. 
assessors of Boston, 61, 71, 72, 84. 
selectmen of Maiden, 62. 
selectmen of Roxbury, 90, 133. 
proprietors of the mills, 96. 
clerk of Faneuil Hall market, 

93. 

Mr. Payne, 100. 
committee of the town of Wey- 

mouth, 101. 
Capt. Samuel I .alia (new keeper), 

120, 165, 216, 227. 
Mr. Walleys to the selectmen, 

122. 

selectmen of Hingham, 139. 
from Mr. A/.on Smith, 144. 
l;<-c. Nathan Davis, 147. 
selectmen of Wenham, 156. 

Ipswich, 158. 
from town clerk of Marblehead, 

167. 

circular, 186, 192, 193, 241, 324. 
keeper of the workhouse, 207. 
letter to selectmen of Norten 

[Norton], .'us. 
Benjamin Collerel, of Roxbury 

211. 

Col. Hatch, 214. 
Capt. Elias Hasket, 23*. 
committees of Medway and 

Wrentham, 238. 
selectmen of Watertown, 258. 
Lexington, 276. 
commanding officer of Castle 

William, 281, 325. 
to several towns, relative to their 

poor, 305. 

selectmen of Waltham, 318. 
Worcester, 318. 
Springfield, 318. 

Leverett street, obstruction in, 220. 
lane, school in, 249. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Lexington, 276, 330. 
Liberty Tree, 9, 190, 194. 

engine-house near, 279, 280. 
Licenses, to sell liquors and wine, 45, 47, 135, 
155, 157, 158, 165, 170, 181, 186, 
189-90, 191, 192, 193, 194, 205, 
214, 215, 221, 225, 22H, 233,236, 
253, 254, 275, 279, 288, 289, 291, 
296, 297, 307, 320, 321, 322, 323, 
325, 328, 333, 335. 
list of persons, 6, 8, 9, 10, 46, 155, 

174-76, 190-91, 192,24<i. 
allowed, 6, 8, 9, .10, 46, 133, 134, 
135, 139, 155, 168, 234, 236, -.'43, 
289, 321. 

sextons', 180, 200. 
to sell at auction, 140, 141, 145, 

146, 147, 195, 259, 304. 
petition for, 203, 301. 
to make chocolate, 330. 

refused, 329. 

Light Infantry company, 33. 
Lime burner, 307, 309. 

kiln, 307,308,309. 
Lindel's lane, 254. 

(See also Streets, ftc.) 
Lines see Perambulations or Surveys. 
Liquors xee Licenses. 
Livestock, 99. 

List of suspected persons to report, 38, 39. 
associations, 39. 

losses sustained by the town, 54. 
physicians, to make out, 60. 
of taverners, 74, 75, 97, 154, 155. 
town officers, 3. 
London, 219, 227. 
Long Island, 68, 123. 
(See also Islands.) 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Long lane, 33, 34, 70, 75, 155, 191, 251, 254, 

307. 
repairs, 308. 

(See also Streets.) 
wharf, 155, 193, 277. 

lottery at, 125, 132. 
fire at, 132 

(Sf-e aluo Wharves.) 
Lord's Day, peiuke makers not to carry on 

their business on the, 70. 
bells not to be tolled on, 225. 
Losses sustained by the town, list of, 54. 
Lotteries, 119, 125, 134, 220. 
Lunacy, cases of : 

James Otis, Esq., 7, 29, 

37. 

John Hews, 82. 
Sarah Hartshorn, 88. 
Sarah Benjamin, 90. 
Mathias Taylor, 288. 
Robert Garland Cranch, 

103. 

Elizabeth Oilman, 113. 
John Melledge, 209, 210. 
Mrs. James lioss, 271, 277. 
Lynn, 195. 

street, 296. 

abutters, on 302, :i2:5. 
(Ste also Streets.) 
plan of, 324, 326. 

Mackrel lane, 191. 

(Sre also Streets, etc.) 
Magazine see Fortification. 
Magistrates, 31u, 313. 
Maiden, selectmen of, 62. 
Manchester, 330. 
Manufactory House, to establish a school in 

136, 144, 146. 

Manufacturers, agreements entered into, all 
offences against, 282. 
(See nlxo Laws.) 
Manure, 34. 

loads of /removed from horse pond, 

327. 

to take from Frog Pond, 327, 328. 
Marblehead, 11, 12, 40, 167, 318. 

selectmen of, 16, 159. 
town clerk of, 167. 
residents of, 213. 
.Mariner see Ships, etc. 
Maritime Court fe Court. 
Market, the, 2, 149, 258, 274, 300. 

Faneuil Hall, 2, 11, 15, 44, 51, 54, 55, 
56, 83, 93, 127, 135, 149, 155, 157, 
171, 217, 221, >4. 

stalls in, 11, 15, 44, 51, 54, 55, 56, 
83, 84, 93, 96, 127, 184, 205, 207, 
212, 241, 242, 251, 268, 281, 2SO, 
288. 

South, 49. 

clerks of, 2, 83, 93, 94, 96, 97, 116, 
148, 155, 160, 162, 182, 185, 221, 
227, 267, 309, 310. 
butchers in, 49. 
inspectors of, 86. 
regulations of the, 93, 286. 
weighing of bread, 94. 
South, 125, 13r>. 

fish, 134, 169, 170, 171, 288, 304. 
south side of, 16S. 
hay, 192, 301. 
dirt thrown near, 247. 
removal of market house, 274. 
building at the end of the, 300. 
square, 117, 328. 

elands in, 147, 171,231. 
pedlers warned to leave, 

218, 230. 

(See al*o Streets, etc.", 
watch, 166. 

(Sef aluo Watch.) 
cage for punishments of criminals, 
328. 



Marlborough street, 173, 190, 192, 228, 284, 

320, 321. 

(See alto Streets, etc.) 
Marx, the (private ship of war), 82, 126. 
Marsales nee Marseilles. 
Marseilles, 278. 
Marshall's lane, 277. 

(Sff nlno Streets, etc.) 
Martinique, 34, 35, 47, 48, 93, 94, 112, 144. 

(.>> also Islands.) 
| Masons, grand lodge, committee of, wait on 

the selectmen of Boston, 182, 215. 
Massachusetts Bay, Province of, 11, 25, 34, 

131, 193, 198. 
Massacre at Boston, March 5, 1770, oration 

commemorative of, 31, 61. 
man who was wounded in, 113, 

169, 206. 
pension, 169. 

orator, 61, 89, 115, 143, 173, 211. 
Medford, 205. 

woman to be sent to, 205. 
Mediterranean, 273, 281. 
Medway, 238. 
Meeting-houses : 

Dr. Chauncy's, 1,2. 

Sewall's, 2. 
North, 6, 110, 222. 
Old Brick, 7, 15, 69, 181, 194, 
202,203,210,222, 
224, 253. 
sexton of, 194. 
l)r. Eliot's, 9. 155. 

Pemberton's, 9. 
Christ church, 41. 

north clock, and bell 

at, 92, 93, 193, 288. 
Mr. Marchead's, 36. 
Mr. Morehead's, 62. 
Trinity church, 68, 99, 150. 
New Brick, 72. 

clock, 195. 

Old South Church, 91, 152, 
186, 
193, 
195, 
196. 

bell of, 

203, 

210, 

281. 

Dr. Cooper's, 137, 162, 180. 

sexton of, 180. 
Sandemon's, 282, 285. 
Melisia nee Militia. 
Merchants, 141. 

row, 226. 
Middle street, 10, 46, 116, 151, 191, 308, 317. 

320, 322, 325, 336. 
(See. also Streets.) 
Milbnry, 67. 
Mileage of soldiers, 50, 130, 137, 152, 167. 

Col. Hatch, 103. 
Military nee Troops. 
Militia, the, 17, 18, 37, 204. 

account for drafting a fourth part, 

17, 26. 
to reinforce army to the westward, 

18. 
notice to be read to certain of the, 

19, 20. 
act, 36, 150. 

three and five months' men, 197. 
arms for, 37, 89. 
spades, shovels, and axes for use of, 

39. 
Milk street, 128, 190, 191, 228, 307. 

(See a/so Streets, etc.) 
Mill bridge, 95, 191, 279. 

repairs to, 96, 100, 134, 139. 

(>> (lino Bridges.) 
engine-house on, 279. 

(See also Fire Engines.) 
creek, 155. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



353 



Min iQitery, 220. 

pond, 88, 215, 250, 296. 
Mills, 49, 203, 277, 290, 301. 

corn sent to the, for the poor, 49. 

proprietors of the, 96. 

repairs to certain bridges necessary, 

96, 134. 

owners, 134, 150. 
chocolate, 310, 327, 328, 329, 330. 
North, 329. 
Millwright, 306. 
Minor's wages nee Wages. 
Minot's T [wharf?] tavern at, 253. 

(See also Wharves.) 
Milton, 124. 
Mitre tavern, 196. 

(See a /so Taverns.) 
Molasses, 38, 47, 48, 112, 264, 313. 
Money for soldiers, 91, 269, 285, 290, 309. 
state poor, 322. 

(tier also Soldiers.) 
received for tickets for Dr. Maye's 

lectures, 287. 

collected for Mr. Monk, 112, 206. 
for expesens of the town, 108. 
1018J paper dollars, 243. 

(fief iil>-o Town.) 
for sale of town's lands, 282. 

(See also Lands.) 
Moneys, 166, 170, 179, 186, 188, 232-34, 240, 

244, 256, 269, 291. 
Morgan's shipyard, 237. 

( See alsn Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Mr. Marchead's meeting-house, 36. 
Mr. Morehead's meeting-house, 62. 
(See aluo Meeting-houses.) 



Nantasket, 82. 
Nantucket, 227. 

(See ti/.no Islands.) 
Natural History, the Philosophy of, 285. 

($! nlxo Lectures.) 
naturalization, application for, 329. 
Navigation Act, 2S2. 
Neck, the, see Boston Neck. 
Negroes and mulattoes, 26, 70, 91-92, 95, 103, 
110, 156, 164, 186, 227, 258, 280, 283, 
285, 296, 318. 

free, 68, 103, 213, 216, 307, 329. 
destiiute, 156, 158. 
warned to leave the town, 199. 
complaint against disorderly, 203, 

2'. Hi, 297. 

New Boston, 2, 14, 18, 32, 34, 40, 58, 91, 102, 
105, 135, 161, 192,227, 247, 253, 
280, 327, 332. 

hospital at, 12, 14, 18, 34, 45, 91, 

103, 115, 119, 121, 

239, 247, 291. 

choice of a keeper 

for, 

42, 

121, 

123. 

charges 
.against, 
123. 

physician for, 45, 47, 84. 
fire at, 80, 82, 83. 
drain at, 103. 

hire of watch-house at, 104. 
watch at, 126, 205, 334. 
vegetables, sale of, raised at, 

183. 

water course, 196. 
reservoir, 243. 

house at, in dangerous condi- 
tion, :i-js. 
Newbury street, 119, 153, 155, 276, 320. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
port, 307. 
New brick meeting house, 72. 

bell of the, 72. 



New brick meeting house, clock, 195. 

(See also Meeting-houses.) 
Newport, 26. 

Newspapers, advertisements in, 9, 10, 14, 17, 
39, 51, 57, 65, 68, 69, 77, 117, 
118, 119, 123, 127, 139, 159, 170, 
171, 182, 206, 209, 212, 215, 232, 
237, 23!i, 247, 249, 255, 269-70, 
273, 295. 

Watertown paper, 5, 12, 14. 
Centinel, the, 295. 
Mr. Gill's paper, 6, 7, 77, 145. 
Mr. Willis' paper, 117. 
Messrs. Kuswel s: Warden, 293. 
Mesur*. Fleet, 133, 260. 
Mr. Hall, 301. 
Mr. E.les, 180, 184, 249, 259. 
Willis & Powers, 183. 
Adams & Nurse, 249, 257, 315. 
Newton, 38. 
New York, 328. 

army at, 20. 
prisoners from, 213. 
Non-residents, relative to taxing, 158. 
North Battery, 127, 144, 150, 153, 182, 261, 

271. 
house at, 247. 

(See ulao Batteries.) 
Wharf, 90, 108, 142, 171, 182, 

241, 246, 250, 290. 
and warehouse, 250. 
(See also Wharves.) 
Burying-ground [Copps 1 HillJ, 211, 

219, 306. 
wall of, to repair, 

221, 266. 
gates of the, 42. 
fence and tombs, to 

repair, 213. 
application for tomb 
in, 277, 278. 
(See, <i/xo, Bur- 
ial-places.) 
funeral porter as- 
signed to, 306. 
Church, 331. 

(See H/.HO Meeting-houses.) 
clock, see Christ Church. 
Knd, 2, 5, 61, 68, 69, 101, 105, 129, 148, 
151, 196, 198, 260, 289, 290, 294, 
297. 

town's wharf at, 114, 309. 
coffee-house, 228. 
private school at, 248. 
wood for schools at, 285. 
Grammar Scheol, 145, 146, 148, 151, 

153, 163, 199, 260,327. 
(See nlxit Schools.) 
Latin School, 148, 331. 
house, 155. 

repairs to, 129. 
teacher for, 147. 

(See aluo Schools.) 
-Latin School street, 317. 

(See also Streets. ^ 
Meeting-house, 7, 147, 191, 222. 

(See alxo Meeting-houses.) 
Meeting-house Square, 6. 

(See also Streets.) 
Mills, 329. 

(See aluo Mills.) 
Square, 118, 320, 321, 322. 
old, 217. 
well on, 330. 

(See also Streets, etc. 
Street, 46, 118, 135, 155. 

(See also Streets.) 
Watch, 14, 63, 67, 76, 100, 107, 230. 

( See also Watch.) 
writing-school, 2, 9, 46, 50. 

usher of, 2, 46, 50. 

(See also Schools.) 
Norteu [Xorton?] selectmen of, 208. 
Nuisances, see Laws, breach of. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Oath of Allegiance, 163. 
Officers, French, -t>-\. 

request of, 127. 
entertainment to lie given, 

158. 

'Navy) 159. 

address to the French gen- 
eral, 201. 
town, see Town, 
of the militia, 204. 
of the police, 292, :;o:>, :;uT. 
Oil, 297, 298, '302. 

inspector of, 298, 301, 303, 304, 307, 311, 

315, 322, 323, 328. 
Old Brick Meeting-house, 7, 15, 181, 194, 202, 

222, 224, 253. 
ordination at, 69. 
ringing of b:ll to 
discontinue, 108. 
bell to ring, 202. 
clock of, to repair, 

253. 

(See also Meeting-honse.) 
burying ground near the Chapel 

[King's?] 

funeral porter for, 30f>. 

(See also Burial-places.) 

North clock, [Christ Church?] clock at, 

to repair, 193. 
square see North square. 
South Church, 91, 108, 261. 

bell of the, 150, 152, isr,, 

195, 196, 237,261. 
(See also Meeting-houses.) 
Oliver's dock, 46, 75, 129, 191, 252, 254, 276, 

279. 

(See also Wharves.) 
Onions, bunch, weighing of, 309. 

(See al*o Weights and Measures.) 
Orange street, 9, 75, 129, 191, 192, 243, 294, 

297,320, 321. 
town's land on west side of, 77, s~>, 

135, 282. 

watch-house, to build. 252. 
tree, the, 9, 25, 155, 161, 314. 

(See also Taverns.) 
Oration on March 5, 1777, 31, 58, S'.t, 112, 

115. 

in French, 33. 

copy of Mr. J. L. Austin's, ::i:;. 
five yards of cloth for the orator, 61, 

89, 115,143, 173, 211. 
pulpit to be covered with black, 112. 
to commemorate July 4, 1775, held 
July 4, 1783, 217. 
1784,244. 
1785, 272. 
1786,295, 
310,311. 
Orders see Letters. 

relative to unruly dogs, 255. 
Overseers of the poor nee I'oor. 
Oyster shells, law relative to, 315. 
(See also Laws.) 

Painting of Faneuil Hall, 204. 

(See also Faneuil Hall.) 
street lamps, 251. 
painters, 251. 

(See also Trades.) 
Paving stones, 280. 

paver, 289, 301. 

(See also Deer Island.) 
(See also Streets.) 
Pay-rolls, 170, 201, 235-36. 
Peacock, the (brigantine), 302. 

(See also Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Pedlers, 310. 

to warn, to leave Market square, 

218, 230. 

(See also Laws.) 
Pemberton's hill, 44, 273. 
Penalties and fines, 19, 32, 121, 171, 203. 
(See also Laws, broach of.) 



Perambulations iir Surveys, 3. 

Hoxbiiry lines, 3, 5, 10, 51, 
52, 129, 130, 132, 
223, 325, 326. 
returns, 132, 236. 
bounds of Mr. Knox's land, 

145. 

town's land in 
Beach street, 
154. 

line from southerly corner 
of house on Ship street, 
196. 
bounds of hospital at Apple 

Island, 225. 
of Dinsdale, 226. 
bounds of land deeded to the 
town, 265, 
308. 

sold to Caleb 

Davis, 283. 

lands on the Xeck, private 

and town, 285-86. 
Mr. Smith's lands, 297. 
plan of Lynn street, 324, 

326. 

Peruke makers see Barbers, etc. 
Petition of thirteen towns, 258. 
Philadelphia, 2, 73. 

residents of, 213. 

Physicians, 30, 33, 65, 103, 139, 173, 182, 184, 
212, 228, 239, 260, 273, 2S9, 291, 
292, 298, 318, 332. 
returns, 7, 34, 36, 37, 77, 109, 121, 

123. 

choice of a doctor for the hos- 
pital at New Bostor, 45, 47. 
list of, to make out, 60. 
to convene, 60. 
names of, 60. 

accounts, 10H, 107, 126, 132, 1 -i2, 
218, 231, 2:}4, 23S, 247, 2.W, 
294-95. 
Pine Tree Tavern, 288. 

(See also Taverns.) 
Piscataqua, residents of, 21:;. 
Pitt's lane, 251. 

(See alto Streets, etc.} 
wharf, 191, 320. 

(See afso Wharves.) 

Plans, free, printing of, relative to incorpo- 
rating the town into a city, 245- 
46. 
of land near the rope walks, 300. 

Lynn street, 324. 

Plainfield, testimonials from, 249. 
Pleasant street, 252, 253, 267. 

(Sre also Streets, etc.) 
new school in, 278. 
(See also Schools.) 
Plymouth, 263, 273, 277, 281,316. 
Point Shirley, 228. 
Police, officers of the, 305, 317. 

to appoint, 292. 
inspectors of, 295, 303, 307, 310, 312, 

313, 315, 317. 
orders to, 313. 

(See also Officers.) 

Poor, the, 11, 14, 15, 28, 34, 36, 44, 49, 64, 85, 
88, 90, 92, 95, 99, 100, 102, 103, 
107, 108, 109, 113, 114, 115, 124, 
127, 129, 130, 148, 149, 150, 194, 
204. 

overseers of, 14, 15, 53, 55. 59, 66, 
74,79,99,107,108,111, 
140, 141, 149, 150, 171, 
194, 208, 207, 241, 282, 
287, 334. 
meeting of, 55. 
choice of, 14. 

supplies for, 48, 49, 54, 55, 102, 113. 
relative to removal of Boston's 
poor from Salem and elsewhere, 
14. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



355 



Poor, the, admitted to the .ilmshoiise, 28, 34, 
:lti, 44, 56,73,77, 
It2, 95, 99, 100, 
101, 102, 103, 
107, 108, 109, 
114, 115, 120, 
123, 124, 127, 
128, 1211, 130, 
133, 136, 140. 
148, 156, 157, 
158, 166, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 
206, 210, 212, 
213, 214, 218, 
221, 222, >:;, 
224, 226, 228, 
229, 236, 239, 
242-43, 244, 251, 
253, 255, 256, 
j:7, 258, 259, 
2H2, 265, 274, 
277, 279, 284, 
286, 287, 322, 
326, 332. 

lectures of Dr. 
Mayes for ben- 
efit of, 287. 
list of benefi- 
ciaries, 287. 
Polly, the (schooner), 38. 

(See alto Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Pond lane, 32, 143, 284. 
street, 33. 

(See also Streets.) 
horse, 327. 
frog, 327. 
Port Bill, 44. 

(See also Bills.) 

Pork, beef, and fish, barrels of, inspector, 255; 
256, 257, 259, 260, 261, 263, 265, 266, 268, 
271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 284, 286, 292, 296, 
302, 307, 311. 
Porters, ticket, 296, 323. 324. 

rates, 328. 
funeral, 296. 

rates, 305, 306. 
Portsmouth, 204. 
Potatoes, 132, 157, 158, 159. 
Pound, a, to erect, 35. 

for horses and hog.<. -'.'4. 
to establish, on ground 
where pound formerly 
stood, 294. 
Powder, 35, 204. 

655 pounds of town's, 90. 

(See alxo Arms and ammunition.) 
Prince street, 75, 146, 150, 191, 192, 205, 225, 
298, 300, 301, 306, 320, 321, 
322. 
paving of, 301, 308. 

(See also Streets.) 

Printing advertisements, 1, 5, 6, 27, 31, 118, 
119, 123, 127, 139, 159, 170, 171, 182, 
183, 184, 186, 207, 260, 283, 289, 291, 
293, 295, 299, 301, 302, 324. 
printers, 1, 3, 6, 27, 31, 39, 58, 59, 65, 
66, 72, 75, 82, 99, 111, 113, 118, 127, 
133, 138, 141, 145, 164, 169, 180, 
182, 183, 184, 186, 207, 212, 216, 
237, 241, 243, 245-46, 257, 258, 259, 
283, 289, 293, 295, 298, 299, 301, 
302, 303, 319, 324, 335. 
certificates, 3. 

of by-laws, 289, 295, 296, 303. 
more economical method of, 300. 
Prisoners brought from New York, 213. 

sent to the 
alms- 
house, 
213. 

Probate Court, the, see Court. 
Proposals for lands and flats on the Neck, 

263, 264. 
(See also Lands.) 



Protector, (State ship) the, 187. 

(See also Ships, vessels, etc.) 
Providence, 34, 265. 

Province, the, *?e Massachusetts Bay, Prov- 
ince of. 

or State accounts, 13, 25, 28, 34, 36, 
44, 45, 120, 129, 130, 157, 158, 
161, 163, 203, 205. 
charge, 207, 208, 210, 213, 218, 

221, 222, 286, 312. 
Hospital, 2. 
House, 192. 
town, 279. 
Provisions, 277, 331. 

high price of, 45, 52, 54, 69, 80, 

104, 105. 

salt, and butter, 99. 
weighing of, 15(1. 
sea stores, 251. 
picking and packing, 286. 
Pudden [Pudding?] lane, 201. 

paving of, 326. 
(See also Streets, etc.) 
(See also Devonshire street.) 
Pulling's wharf, 46. 

(See also Wharves.) 
Pump, town, 72, 302. 

on Dock square, 199. 
pumps in case of fire, 280. 
at New Boston, 280. 
on the Common, 314. 
in Spring lane, repair of, 326. 

Frog lane, 330. 
Punishments see Laws, breach of. 

(See also Correction.) 
Puppet shows forbidden, 286. 

(See also Laws.) 

Purchase street, 225, 272. 

(See also Streets.) 

Quakers, number of, 26. 
lane, 167, 192. 
street, 271. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Queen street, 53, 59, 151, 215, 235, 249, 272. 
(See also Streets.) 

Rainsford's Island, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,17,36, 

36, 40, 41, 74, 76, 77, 82, 

93, 94, 97, 102, 127, 128, 

144, 167, 190, 192, 215, 

216, 219, 228, 250, 264, 

276, 283, 306, 318. 

hospital at, 11, 12, 13, 14. 

15, 25, 52, 97, 

105,114,121, 

144, 156, 162, 

. 163, 165, 215, 

306, 307. 
doctor for, 45, 

77, 84. 
supplies for, 

45. 

boat, 114. 

selectmen visit, 46, 101, 
keeper of, 11, 12, 13, 25, 
26, 37, 
39, 40, 
41, 47, 
48, 52, 
74, 93, 
94, 97, 
101,144, 
156, 165, 
219, 220, 
227,264, 
284, 285, 
306, 307, 
313. 

new, 120. 
application 
for posi- 
tion of, 
102, 103. 



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CITY DOCUMENT Ao. 150. 



Rainsford's Island, keeper of, appointed, 

105. 

visitation of, 46, 74, 101, 
127, 128, 
152, 167, 
190, 192, 
250, 317, 
322. 

list of per- 
sons, 321, 
322. 

accounts, 105. 
barracks at Long Island 

to remove to, 123. 
repairs at, 126, 128, 222. 
new building at, 194. 

Receipts, 53, 91, 140, 152, 171, 173, 185, 186, 
188, 193, 194, 209, 210, 256, 264, 265, 
289, 303. 

Records, county, 265. 
of deeds, 268. 
town, 285. 

Recruiting xee Continental Army. 
Red Lyon [Lion], 59. 

(!$ee alto Taverns.) 
Refuse, to remove from the streets, 309 321. 

(See also Streets.) 
Regiment, new, command of a, 25. 

Got. Marshall's, 119. 
Regulations, 1S2. 

Rents, etc., 38, 60, 80, 81, 101, 102, 114, 125, 

132, 136, 139, 142, 143, 158, 190, 

244, 234, 266, 267, 268, 270, 276, 

286, 304, .325, 326, 329, 331. 

lands on the Neck, 38, 83, 85, 86, 

116, 214, 283, 287. 
town's, condition of, 81, 108. 
watch house at New Boston, 104. 
stalls in Faneuil Market, 44, 84, 

109, 110, 149, 184, 212, 268. 
town's warehouses, 44, 237, 250, 

254, 271. 

of fish stalls, 69, 171. 
fishermen to have boxes rent free, 

72, 136. 
pay for, 184. 

cellar under the State House, 276. 
near Roxbury line, 322. 
allowed, 90. 
town's store near the Blue Ball, 

314. 

Concert Hall, 92. 
Hubbard's store, 10S. 
fishermen for their boxes, 126, 

171. 

constables of the watch, 12S. 
easterly side of Beach street, 154. 
town's slip of wharf, near the 

market, 157, 158. 
Deer Island, 81, 167-70, 209, 293. 
leases, 170. 
North Battery wharf, 171, 180, 

182, 241, 250, 290, 309. 
of bull pasture, 182, 325. 
blacksmith's shop on town's 
burying ground at bottom of 
the Common, 205, 206, 215. 
hay engine, 300. 
granary, 266, 324. 
town to pay ground rent to Geo. 

Hamlin, 216. 
land west side of Orange street, 

314. 

house on Fort Hill, 240. 
of stall in the market unpaid, 

241. 
laboratory.near the Common, 242, 

266. 
buildings near the, 293, 

295. 

Reports, 2, 9, 10, 46, 50, 66, 81, 88, 89, 96, 109, 
113, 127, 130, 150, 181, 182, 219, 221, 
238, 283, 285, 294, 297, 299, 307, 308. 
Representatives, 1, 2, 67, 74, 137, 167. 



Representatives, choice of, 1, 2, 39, 66,100, 
101, 118, 145, 148,180,214, 
215, 216, 301. 
house of, 12, 34, 67, 167. 

speaker, 67. 
of Marblehead, 167. 
Republic, the (Voo/>),34, 35, 36. 

(See al*o Ships, ett..') 
Reservoirs on Dock square, 134. 

(See ti/xuDock square.) 
at New Boston, 243. 
in Long lane, 254. 
Returns of the Continental army, 154. 

(See <ilxo Continental army.) 
on perambulations of Roxbury line, 

236. 

of wards, state of, 241, 282. 
Rhode Island, men raised for, bounties, 104, 
Roe Buck, the, 9. 

(See alto Taverns.) 
Ropewalk, 297. 

land near, 300. 
Row's [Rowe's?! wharf, 75. 

(See aluo Wharves.) 
Roxbury, 90, 211, 214, 223, 276. 

selectmen of, 51, 90, 130, 132, 133, 

325, 326. 

street or lines, 3, 5, 10, 51, 52, 129, 
130, 223. 
returns of survey, 

132, 236. 

(See olzo Streets.) 
(See a/no Perambu>ations.) 
town's land near line, 322. 
cattle not to trespass on the Neck, 

245. 
Royal Exchange, 8, 9. 

(See ul.no Taverns.) 
Exchange lane. 8, 9, 190, 296, 297, 303. 
alley, 65. 

(See also Streets.) 
Rum, 168,225. 
Runaways, 167. 
Rye see Breadstuffs. . 

Sailmaker, 298. 

(See al xo Trades.) 
Salaries or allowance : 

allowed town clerk, 17, 52, 256, 307. 
Lieut. Benjamin Woolcut, 

22. 

Wolcot, 24. 

for purpose of raising men 
for the Continental army, 

32. 
reconsidered, 32. 

for Jenl- ins, a volunteer 

for hiirbor department, 32. 
for Enaine No. 9, 33. 
Mr. Nazro, 33, 52, 80, 105, 

126, 147, 155. 
William Gooch, 32. 
constables of the watch, 76. 
town treasurer, 33, 34, 137, 

250. 

Sam'l Holbrook, 54. 
George Ridgway, 58. 
watchman, 63. 
strangers warned to leave 

town, 69. 
Mr <t. Hartley, 77. 
bell-ringers, 80, 109. 
Lindsay G. Wallace, 83. 
watchman, 92. 
Thomas Bailey, 102. 
Col. Hatch, 10:5. 
Mr. Pierce, 105. 
for purchase of horses, 124, 

125. 
for mileage, 137, 

Eustis, 145. 

Mr. James Carter, 147. 
Edward Ireland, 147. 
Edmonds, 147. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



357 



Salaries allowed Isaac Pierce, 153. 

Lindsey G. Wallace, 155. 

Peter Itowe, 166. 

Cafit. Alexander Hodgdon, 

172. 
Mr. Edward Blake. 189. 

John McLean, 222. 
six months' men, 222, 238. 
V'tpt Holland, 223. 
William Harris, 224. 
drafts on town treasurer, 17, 
32, 123, 179, 182, 189, 198, 
208. 

Henry Prentice, ft a/s., 235. 
William Barker (6 mouths' 

man\ 238. 

school-masters, 45, 52, 53, 

226, 212, 244, 278, 283, 336. 

masters of engines, 244, 290, 

296, 309. 328, 333, 335. 
lamp-lighters, 248. 
William Fallno, 250. 
Mr. J. Scollay, 253, 254, 259, 

261,265,271,273. 
Samuel Feno, -2'i>',. 
John Coffin Jones, 268. 
lamp-lighters and watch- 
men, 270. 

William White. 275. 
Ebenezer Herring, 275. 
Mr. Nicholas Pierce. 280. 

Thomas Brackett, 287. 
Ebenezer Herring. 287. 
Mr. Tukesbury, 292. 

Edmund Freeman, 295. 
funeral porters, 305, 306. 
Mr. Blaney, 333. 
Salem, 14, 238, 240. 
street, 49. 

(See also Streets.) 
residents of, 213. 
Sales see town's land. 
Sally, the (stoop), 12, 13. 

(See alto Ships, vessels, etc.} 
Salt, 35, 38, 249, 278. 
master, 216, 249. 
Salutation alley, 116. 

as to widening of, 211, 212. 
(See rilxo Streets, etc.) 
ferry, 45, 100, 191. 

(See, al*n Ferries.) 
Sandemon's meeting-house, 282, 285. 

(See a/no Meeting-houses.) 
Scales, permission to erect, l.'ift. 

hay, 256. 
Scarlet's Wharf, 214, 322. 

(See alto Wharfs.) 
Scavengers, 219, 220. 

list of, 296, 297. 
Sconce, the, 227. 

( See also South Battery.) 
School street, 2, 73, 191, 209, 215. 
Schools : 

new, 158, 180, 278, 323, 325, 330. 
in School street, 2. 

Queen street, 124, 151, 215, 272. 
masters, 2, 10, 54, 79, 88, 90, 111, 123, 
138, 145, 147, 155, 160, 172, 181, 183, 
188, 224, 226, 234, 238, 241, 242, 244, 
245, 216, 249, 250, 252, 253, 256, 264, 
266, 267, 269, 272, 279, 280, 281, 283, 
298,301,312. 
ushers, 69, 78, 111, 113, 114, 116, 224, 

238, 241, 249, 325, 336. 

writing, at the North End, 2, 9, 46, 

50, 80, 

82, 91, 

123, 151, 

199, 226, 

repairs to, 



South, 103, 111, 112, 114, 
145, 149, 151, 190, 251, 264, 
283. 



Schools, writing in the Common, 2, 3, 54 78 

79, 22t, .' is. 
usher, 2, 40, 79, 103. 
South Grammar, 45, 52, 53, 10S, 111, 
113, llfi, 123, 126, 
12S, 186, 188, 193, 
266, 325. 

usher for, 45, 52, 53, 
88, 186. 
salary, 45, 

52.53. 

in Court street, 50. 
repairs, 90, 129, 134, 201. 
visitation of, 69, 94, 122, 123, 149, 151 

183, 217, 246, 272, 310, 31:5, 31S. 
North Latin, 73, 88, 129, 144, 148, 153 

166. 
school-master for, 88, 

144. 

private writing-school, 91. 
North Grammar, 111, 113, 123, 153, 

163, 180-81, 19 ). 
room to be hired for a school, 116, 

144. 

not deemed advisable, 117. 
refusal of Mrs. Holbrook to provide 

house for a school, US. 
non-fulfilment of contract to keep, 

124. 

Mr. Enoch Pond's petition, 124. 
case of children of Mr. Clark, 127-28, 

172. 

in Mr. Dennie's house, 136. 
statistics, 151. 
North Grammar, 145, 146, 147, 148, 

260. 

relative to keepers of, 160. 
school-mistress, 161. 
attendance at, denied, 164, 165. 
building of the South School-house, 

187. 

scholars admitted, 203. 
flooded by rains, 206. 
ink-stands for, 206. 
globes, 210. 

closet for, 210. 
liberty to open, 211. 
wood for, 221. 
Mr. Hunt's, 240. 
South Latin, 256. 

repairs to, 240. 

compensation for instructing at pri- 
vate hours, 242, 248, 250, 251, 259. 
copy of vote, 244. 
for young ladies, 244, 252. 
private, at north part of Boston, 

248. 

in Leveret's lane, 249. 
rent of school-house, 251. 
embroidery, 252. 
Dr. Cheney's writing, 256, 318. 
new, in Pleasant street, 278. 
for permission to open at South End, 

279. 

singing, :!:!!. 

to open a private school, 282, 285. 
evening, 327. 

not allowed, 327. 
wood for, 329. 

at North End, 285. 
Middle-street writing, 317, 325, 336. 
master of, 336. 
permission to open, 311. 
statistics, 318. 
excessive severity, 319-20. 

reproved for, and 
warned against 
repetition, 321. 
Mr. Vinal'6,324. 
Sculpion, the (schooner), 302. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Sea, men 'at, 26. 
street, 60, 297. 

repairs on, 297. 



358 



CITY DOCUMENT fto. 150. 



Sea wall, 303, 305, 309. 

(See also Streets.) 
stores, 251. 

(See also Provisions.) 
Sealer of weights gee Weights. 

wood see Wood. 

Securities, bonds, etc.. 41, 177-79, 185, 187, 18, 
193, 202, 204, 208. 2:32, 23S, 246, 2411, 256, 
263, 276, 282, 289, 296, 302, 304, 312, 331 . 
(See alto Sureties.) 
Selectmen, 34, 37, 96, 97. 
choice of, 1. 
delinquent, 172. 
to visit Rainsford's Island, 46. 
list of, 176, 185, 196. 
meetings of, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 
9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 14, 15, 16, 17, 
18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 
29, 30, 31. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 
38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 
47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 
66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 
84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 
93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 
101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 
108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 
115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 
122. 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 
129', 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 
136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 
150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 
158, 159, 160, 161. 162, 163, 164, 
165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 
172, 173, 174-179, 180, 181, 182, 
183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 
190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 
198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 
205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 
212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 
219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 
226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 
233, 234, 235, 236, 237. 238, 239, 
240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 
247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 
254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 200, 
261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 
269, 270, 271, 272, 273. 274, 275, 
276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 
283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 
290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 
297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 
304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 
311, 312, 313, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 
326, 327, 328, 329, 330. 331, 332, 
333, 334, 335, 336. 
of Marblehead, 11, 12, 16, 159. 
Watertown, 258. 
Cambridge, 41, 42. 
Lexington, 276. 
lloxbury, 51, 90, 130, 132, 133, 

223. 325, 326. 
Maiden, 62. 

Hingham, 139, 168, 173. 
Wenham, 156. 
Ipswich, 158. 
Norten |Xorton], 207. 
Selectmen's accounts, 240. 

chamber, 4, 79, 90, 97, 103, 111, 
114,115,138,153,154, 
156,171,183,188,202, 
205, 213, 216, 219, 224, 
225, 226, 230, 232, 240, 
241,245,248,255,261, 
272,275,280,282.818, 
319,322,325,329. 
coal for. 51. 
chains for, 2C3, 261. 
doorkeeper for, 2~5. 

Senate Chamber, met at, relative to address 
to the French general, 201 . 



Senators, election of six, 127, 141, 143, 148. 

choice of, 209, 239, 262. 
Seven Starr Lane, 93. 

( See also Streets, etc.) 
Sextons, 132, 150, 156, 186, 206, 213, 268. 

and gmve diggers, 41, 209, 225, 293. 
Sheaff street, 268, 321. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Sheep's wool see Wool. 
Sheriffs, :>24. 
Ship street, -194, 196. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 

Ships, vessels, etc., 11, 14, 15, 16, 34, 35, 36, 
52, 75, 97, 114, 154, 162, 165, 
212, 213, 258, 264, 272, 273, 
274, 303, 306, 313, 332. 
trial of, 5. 
yards, 9, 237. 
mariners, 298. 
cargoes, 35, 38, 195, 264, 273, 278, 280. 

298, 302, 307, 311, 313. 
oyster, 108. 
boat-builder, 114. 
joiner, 184. 
Sally, the (iloop), 12. 
Flag of Truce, 16, 43. 
Republic, 34, 35, 36. 
Ranger, the (schooner), 298. 
Polly, the (schooner), 38. 
Hannah, the (schooner), 298. 
Anna, the (schooner), 47, 48. 
Mars, the, 82. 

Chance, the (schooner), 93, 94. 
Fox, the (sloop), 144, 195. 
Protector, the, 187, 250. 
Diana, the, 213. 
Josiah King, the, 216. 
Bell, the, 219. 
Robinhood, the, 227. 
Dolphin (drig'intiue), 278, 307. 
Dunemnon, 285. 
Peacock, the (brigantine) , 302. 
Sculpion, the (schooner), 302. 
Success, the (brigantine), 303. 
Constant the (brigantine}, 304. 
Nancy, the (schooner), 307, 311. 
Eagle, the (schooner), 313. 
Fortune, the (brigantine), 316. 
Shirts, 169, 171. 
Shoemakers, 59. 

shoes, 163, 170, 171. 
(See atno Trades.) 
Short street, 251. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 
Sick, cord wood for use of the, 37. 
Singers ask for use of Xorth Liitin School, 

180-81. 
Sign of [the] Drum, 9. % 

(See also Taverns.) 
the Lamb, 10, 112, 2(14. 
(See also Taverns.) 
Swan, 30. 

( See also Taverns.) 
Signals, 10. 
Singing school, 331. 

( See also Schools.) 

Slaughter House near the So. Market, 49, 
for use of, 100, 101. 
in Pleasantstreet,objection 
to, 252, 253. 
Sleds for the fire engines, to provide, 204. 

( See also Fire engines.) 
Small arms, 82, 89. 

town's, 170. 

(See also Arms and ammunition.) 
Small-pox, the, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 25, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 
37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 52, 59, 
60, 66, 67, 69, 73, 76, 82, 91, 93, 94, 103, 
105, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 
122, 123, 152, 153, 159, 163, 164, 195, 
216, 219, 220, 227, 228, 237, 238, 239, 
258, 264, 285, 289, 291, 306, 307, 313, 
318, 332. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



359 



Small-pox, the, guards,^, 47, 68, 73, llfi, 239. 
notices as to, 5, 6, 7, 10, 15, 

117, 118, 2:511, 2 v.i. 
statistics of, 9, 10, 40, 59, 117, 
directions to persons occu- 
pying houses in which 
there has been small- 
pox, >">, ii*. 

(See also Diseases, infectious.) 
Smoke-house, 66. 
Snow street, 146. 

(See aluo Streets.) 
balls, 2:>2. 
Soldiers, mileage of, ."in. 

families to supply, 81. 
wives, 73. 
widows, 119. 

(See a/no Troops.) 
money for, 91. 
clothing, 110. 
Sole leather nee Leather. 
South Buttery, 9, 161, 271. 

sconce at, 227. 
land at, 280. 

(See also Battery.) 
Burying ground, 96, 99, 103. 
street leading from, to repair, 267, 
funeral porter assigned to, 306. 

(See also Burial places.) 
Carolina, 12o. 

End, 33, 61, 66, 71, 75, 89, 90, 105, 106, 
129, 136, 137, 143, 155, 190, 191, 
192, 228, 24'J, 253, 256, 270, 279, 
280, 237, 302, 307. 
town's lands at, 77, 135, 143, 280. 
old watch house at, 114. 
watch at the, 148, 218, 253. 
grammar school, 45, 126, 151, 193, 254, 

266. 

preaching at, 254. 
( See alio Schools) . 
market [Faneuil?] 49. 
(See aluo Markets.) 
market, 125, 135. 

(See also Markets.) 
meeting-house lane, 192. 
(See also Streets, etc.) 
school house, building of, 187. 

(See also Schools.) 
street, 248. 

(See a /so Streets, etc.) 
watch, 126, 229, 254, 279, 281. 
house, 197, 238. 

(See also Watch.) 
Sonthwick's Court, 251. 

(See nlxo Streets.) 
South writing school, 50, 149, 190. 

(See also School.) 
Spades and shovels for the town's use, 39. 

to collect, and deposit in Faneuil 

Hall, 50. 

pickaxes, 193, 194. 
Spaniards, 213. 
Springfield, 318. 
Spring lane, 326. 

(*ee also Streets, etc.) 
Stalls in the market nee Market. 
State House, 123. 

tavern near, 128, 134. 

cellar under the, 276. 

hospital at west part of the town, 40, 41 . 

(See also Hospitals), 
lottery, 92. 
tax see Taxes, 
street, 190, 191, 265, 292, 323. 

(.See alio Streets, etc.) 
Stationer, 298. 
Steel, 114. 

purchase of, 55. 
town's proportion of, 110, 115. 
French, 110. 
Stockings, 163. 
Stocks, 2 ">:">. 
Stone store, 159, :!1.">. 



Strangers xfe Aliens. 

Streets, highways uud by-ways, :56, 196, 218, 

21!'. 301. 
to widen, 36, 209, 210, 211, 212, 278, 

888. 
preservation of pavements, 70, 248, 

252. 

repairs, 79, SO, 95, 100, 209, 214, 217 
220, 221, 225, 252, 267, 270, 272, 297, 
308. 
encroachments, 117, 143, 220, 229, 

238, 302, 303, 310. 
left in bad condition, 150. 
pavement stones, 183, 238, 280. 
paving of, 189, 193, 195, 215, 217, 221, 
22.'i, 218, 271, 276, 277, 294, 300, 301, 
308, 317, 319. 

obstructions nee Encroachments, 
refuse in, 309, 321. 

School, Summer, Koxbury, North 
Meeting House square, Charter, 
Koyal Exchange lane, Ann, King, 
Boston Stone Mart-hall's lane, 
Dock square, Cornhill, Blrfckhorse 
lane, Wing's lane, Orange, Auch- 
muty'B lane, Fleet, Middle, Cold 
lane, Pond lane, Gibberi's court, 
Back, Long lane, Frog lane, Cross, 
Salem, Court, Queen, Cambridge, 
Fore, North, Temple, Tattle, 
Green's lane, Sea, Prince, Fish, 
Chester, Water, Beach, Cow lane. 
Seven Starr lane, Salutation alley, 
Cross, North square, Milk, Snow, 
Kilby, Quakers' lane, Marl- 
borough, Corn court, Mackrel 
lane, Anchmuty's lane, Essex, 
South Meeting-house lane, Con- 
gress, Ship, Pudden lane, Wil- 
liams court, Leverett, Atkinson, 
Purchase, Distill House square, 
South, Ball's alley, Common, 
Southwick's court, Short, Pleas- 
ant, Gooch's lane, Lindel's lane, 
Cooper's alley, Sheaff, Chardon's 
lane, Quaker, George, Beacon, 
Marshall's lane, Hanover, Lynn, 
Charles, Broad alley. Hawkins 
lane, Ferry, North Latin School, 
Spring lane, Devonshire. 
Sudbury street, 119, 157, 265, 269. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 

Suffolk County, 7, 50, 82, 110, 113, 140, 177, 
206, 209, 210, 255, 320, 32S, 
331. 

meeting to be held at Ded- 
ham, on the 3d Wednes- 
day in March, 238. 
relative to dividing, 240, 241. 
treasurer, 256. 
Sugar, 277. 

baker, 94. 

(See also Trades.) 
Suits : 

Town vs. Thomas Hudson, 117. 
Clerks of the market . town bakers, 
185, 221. 

Boot vs. watchmen of the town, 

247. 

impounding of a horse, 251. 
arms lent by the town, 264. 
Town *. Koyal Tyler, 280. 
Summer street, 3, 75, 225. 

damage done by water at bottom 
of, 1!I6. 

Supplies for the hospital, 77. 

array, 110, 169, 171. 

Sureties or bondsmen, 42, 43, 60, 61, 71, 81, 
83, 98, 115, 141, 142, 146, 147, 148, 154, 
155, 156, 157, 160, 161, 162, 164, 166, 167, 
171, 172, 173, 184, 185, 196, 200, 202, 204, 
206, 209, 210, 218. 231, 234, 235, 246, 250, 
252, 255, 256, 260, 262, 264, 265, 275, 276, 
277, 293, 299, 300, 318, 319, 321. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Sureties or bondsmen not approved, 251. 
Surveys nee Perambulations. 
Surveyor*-, 272, 309. 
Suspected persons, list of, to report, 38, 39. 

associations, 39. 

addressers to 
Gage, 39. 

search for, 55. 

Swing bridge, repair* of, 42. 
(See alto Bridges.) 

Tallow chandlers, 257. 
(See alto Trades.) 
Tanners, 15, 51, 251. 

complaint of, 51. 

{Set also Trades.) 
tan yard, 335. 
Tattle street, 59. 155, 164, 181. 

(S'6 alxo Streets.) 
Taverns : 

list of taverners, 8, 74, 75, 128, 129. 

in Charter street, 8, 9. 

Royal Exchange, 8, 9, 190. 

in Ann street, 8, 191. 

in King street, 8, 9, 303. 

near Boston Stone Marshall's lane, 

9. 

Sign of the Lamb, 10, 112, 204. 
Sign of [the] Drum, 9. 

head of Hancock's wharf, 9. 

on Dock square, 9, 190, 191, 235. 

School street, 9. 

on Cornhill, 9. 

beyond Liberty Tree, 9, 10, 190. 

near Dr. Eliot's meeting-house, 

9. 

South Battery, 9. 
at the Orange Tree, 9, 25. 
in Blackhorse lane, 9. 
Clerk's f Clarke's] ship yard, 9. 
Roe Buck, 9. 
at Charlestown Ferry, 9. 
Admiral Vernon's, 9, 301, 308. 
North writing school, 9. 
Wing's lane, 9, 10, 181, 191. 
in Orange street, 9. 
near Dr. Peraberton's meeting- 
house, 9. 

head of Long wharf, 9. 
distill house, Auchmuty's Lane, 

9. 

Royal Exchange lane, 9. 
in Fleet street, 10. 
Sign of the Lamb, near, 10, 190. 
in Middle street, 10. 
Sign of thu Swan, 30. 
Red Lyon [Lion], 59. 
in Fish street, 143, 154. 
keepers, &3, 128, 129, 137, 143, 

152, 153; 154, 155. 
law for regulation of, to observe, 

153. 

in Newbury street, 153. 
Golden Ball, 46, 190. 
near Dr. Cooper's church, 19X1. 
head of Cross street, 190. 
near Merchant's row, 190. 
at Salutation Ferry, 191. 
in Water street, 191. 
the Mitre, 196. 

North End coffee house, 228v 
Two I'alaverers, the, 248. 
on Minot's T, 253. 
Pine Tree Tavern, 288. 
Blue Ball, 308. 

Taxes, 42, 47, 61, 71, 84, 115, 123, 136, 138, 
145, 152, 186, -188, 209, 277, 282, 
319, 322. 
state, 121. 

collectors of, 42, 43, 60, 71, 83, 95, 97, 
104, 115, 125, 154, 167, 174, 
181, 188, 209, 210, 218, 248, 
250, 251, 256, 274, 29Q. 319, 
321, 327, 331. 



Taxes, collectors of, accounts of, 182. 

assessors, 45, 116, 125, 134, 154, 185, 

218, 241, 214, 248, 274, 277. 
collections, 207, 20S. 
abatement of, 45, 70, 157. 
bonds, 210, 218, 276, 282, -_'S'.i. 
bills, 45, 207. 

certificates, 83, 104, 167, 185, 207. 
books, 83, 95, 104, 115, 116, 125, 134, 
154, 167, 182, 185, 207, 218, 274, 275, 
290, 291. 

of. Col. Sears, 133. 
'ruder, 138. 
on beef, 144. 
of non-residents, 158. 
excise, 174-76, 184. 
ten, 184, 206. 
continental, 186. 
resignations of collectors, 277. 
of Daniel Parker, 299, 302. 
Mr. Thomas, 302. 
Tea, 168. 

Tea, licenses to sell, 177-79. 
excise, 184, 206. 

(See a/no Licenses.) 
Temple street, 46, 75, 89, 117, 192, 242, 244, 

256,321. 

(See also Streets.) 
Ticket porters appointed, 293, 323, 324. 

rates of, 328. 
Tileston's wharf, 75. 

(See a/so Wharves.) 
Timber, 114. 
Tin lamps, 276. 

(See also Lamps.) 
Tinwork and iron wor'i for lamps, 243, 244, 

248. 

(See aluo Lamps.) 
Tombs nee Burial places. 
Tools, intrenching, 1, 48, 193. 
Town accounts, 80, 82, 205, 230. 
cattle, 39, 40. 

bulls, 85, 107, 116, 118, 160, 166. 
place to keep, in, 210, 216. 
purchase of, 224. 
disposal of one of the, 243, 244. 
two, to be procured, 265. 
clerk, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 
27, 30, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 48, 
51, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 65, 66, 67, 
71, 72, 75, 77, 82, 83, 86, 88, 91, 
92, 94, 95, 97, 98, 102, 103, 104, 
105, 109, 113, 114, 117, 118, 121, 
122, 123, 125, 127, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139, 
140, 141, 144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 
150, 154, 159, 162, 163, 164, 166, 
167, 168, 169, 170, 172, 180, 182, 
183, 184, 186, 188, 192, 193, 197, 
209, 210, 211, 212, 216, 217, 222, 
223, 224, 227, 229, 230, 232, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 243, 244, 246, 247, 
249, 252, 255, 256, 258, 259, 261, 
262, 268, 269-70, 272, 273, 275, 
278, 283, 285, 287, 291, 293, 294, 
301, 302, 303, 309. 312, 315, 324, 
325, 331, 334. 
accounts of, 180. 
clocks, 284, 288. 
cryer, 3, 160, 201, 202. 
Council see Council, 
distiller, 85. 
Dock, 71, 72, 75, 98, 1:27, 154, 216, 246, 

298. 

expenses of, to defray, 108. 
plan of, 215. 
rilling up of, 235. 

claim for, 245. 

house, 3, 155, 192, 223, 229, 240, 266, 294. 
condition of the, 10. 
repairs to, 10. > 
cellars, 142. 

apartment under the, for a 
watch, 261. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



3H1 



Town gravel, ^215. 
Town's lands, see Lands, town's. 
lamps, 104, 1 '.)'.. 
lead for. bullets, '.in. 
Town, list of losses sustained by the, 54. 

meetings, 1, -1, 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, 27, 31, 
:;r>, ".S 39, 43, 44, 46, 51, 53, 
54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 65, 66, 67, 
68, 69, 72, 75, 82, 86, 87, 88, 
91, 92, 95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 
103, 108, 109, 111, 113, 118, 
121, 127, 131, 133, 135, 136, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 14:., 14S. 
150, 159, 163, 169, 170, 180, 
182, 183, 186, 188, 199, 200, 
207, 209, 212, 216, 217, 222, 
237, 238, 239, 243, 244, 247, 
249, 258, 259, 260, 262, 263, 
26 1, 268, 273, 27, 283, 287, 
293. 294, 301, 302, 312, 334, 
335. 

attendance of four consta- 
bles at, 133. 
no allowance to constables 

for warning, 268. 
officers, 3, 171, 172, 179, 262. 
list of all, 3. 
sworn in, 8. 
chosen, 90, 14.'.. 
choice of, 293. 
Town's powder, 80. 

655 pounds of, 90. 
proportion of steel, 110, 115. 

(See also Armsanii ammunition.) 

horses, 124. 
cartridges, 206, 207. 
Town pump, to be put in proper repair, 72. 

to view the, 89. 
records, 285. 
suits, 117. 
Town's rents *< e Rents. 

small arms, account of, requested, 

169. 

spades and pickaxes, 193. 
Town treasurer, 8, 83, 90, 102, 103, 106, 110, 
126, 136, 145, 162, 164, 166, 
170, 172, 188, 198, 208, 210, 
241, 242, 243, 256, 261, 271, 
282, 287, 311, 319, 325, :;27, 
331. 
drafts on, 17, 32, 123, 179, 

182, 189, 198, 208, 239. 
note for 200, etc. 
moneys paid over to, 33, 34, 

106, 179. 
money loaned the town, 50, 

51. 

paid by town, to con- 
tinental soldiers, 
152. 

for mileage for sol- 
diers, 50. 
1018J paper dollars, 

243. 
visitations of the, 9, 59, 66, 79, 90, 111, 

140, 141, 170, 171, 172, 206, 282. 
Town's warehouses, 44. 
Town, warning of strangers to leave the, 69, 

88, 89, 145, 215. 
negroes to leave the, 199. 
strangers to be sent out of the, 261. 
watch, 2, 57, 110, 137, 159. 

(Set also Watch.) 
Town's wharf, 114, 157, 158. 

(See <il-no Wharves.) 
Trade of the Commonwealth, 15H. 
act of, 283, 291. 

(See also Act.) 
inspectors of, 288. 

list of, 288. 
Trades : 

bakers, 4, 15, 17, 24, 32, 82, 139, 161, 
180, 184, 185, 186, 188, 189, 195, 197, 
203, 208, 209, 211, 213, 216, 219, 223, 



Trades : 

225, 227, 2-29, 231, 235, 236, 239, 243, 
217, 250, 254, 257, 259, 261, 279, 286, 
2S3, 239, 290, 292, 295, 305 31o, 311, 

318, 323, 329, 332, 333. 
butchers, 11, 15, 51, 54, 55, 56, 84, 93, 

127, 183, 184, 225, 263. 

goldsmiths, 117. 

carpenters, 126, 189, 193, 284. 

coopers, 137. 

joiners, 184, 187. 

glaziers, 195. 

brewers, 19S 

barbers,-70, 210, 307.. 

tin and iron workers, 243, 244, 248. 
24!). 

painters, 251. 

pavers, 289, 301. 

auctioneers, 141, 142, 145, 146, 147, 
14s, 155, 156, 157, 164, 165, 166, 170, 
171, 172, 173, 182, 195, 196, 200, 202, 
203, 204, 206, 210, 231, 233, 234, 238, 
245, 246, 249, 260, 262, 263, 264, 265, 
266, 297, 298, 304, 311. 

shoemakers, 59. 

bonds xee Securities, 
number of, not to in- 
crease, 298. 

sailmakers, 298. 

lime kilns, 307, 308, 309. 

tallow chandlers, 257. 

millwright, 306. 

distillers, 60. 

si! star baker, 94. 

boat-builders, 114. 

printers, 1, 3, 6, 27, 31, 39, 58, 59, 65, 
66, 72, 75, 82, 99, 111, 113, 118, 127, 
133, 141, 164, 169, 170, 180, 182, 186, 
207, 209, 216, 237, 241, 243, 245, 249, 
257, 258, 259, 268, 277, 290, 298, 300, 

319, 335. 

blacksmiths, 46, 143, 205, 328. 
tanners, 51. 
Traitors, names of. 50, 54, 85. 

methods to take with, 72. 
convicted of treason, 333, 334. 
Treasurer, town, see Town. 

of the Commonwealth 146, 156, 
157, 166,170, 172, 186,222, 
256,264,265,277,312,322, 
331. 

county see Suffolk County, 
Treaty of Peace, illumination to celebrate, 

236. 

Trees, request of John Hancock, relative to 
pulling up old, and replacing with 
new, 133. 
planting of another row of, in the 

Common, 248. 

in Common street, to protect, 250, 315. 
Tremont street, 233, 243, 308. 
Trespassers on the Neck, 209, 211, 224. 
Common, 213. 
Fort hill, 214. 

(See alto Boston 

Neck.) 

town's land, 270, 280. 
Trinity Church, 68, 99, 150. 

(See also Meeting-houses.) 
Troops, 36, 63, 102, 145, 151, 162. 
to watch gaol, 334. 
mileage of soldiers, 50, 130. 
wives of soldiers to be provided for, 

63. 

bounties, 19, 104. 
French 127, 199. 
artillery, 134. 

small arms furnished captains Bos- 
ton Regiment, 247. 
Truro, 307. 

Tudor's wharf, 309, 328. 
(See. also Wharves). 
Two Palaverers, the [tavern?], 248, 320. 
(See alto Taverns.) 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Union street, 192, 259. 

(See also Streets, etc.) 

Vagrancy, 286. 

(See also Laws.) 
Vegetables, 132, 243, 277. 

town's portion of, 157, 158. 
Vernon's wharf, 190, 191. 

(See also Wharfs.} 
Vessels see Ships, vessels, etc. 
Vice see Immorality. 
Vinegar as a disinfectant, 38. 
Visitations of the town, 9, 39, 66, 79, 90, 111, 
140, 141, 170, 171, 206, 
241, 282, 310, 312. 
wards, 25. 

Rainsford Island, 46, 74, 101, 
127, 128, 152, 167, 190, 192, 
250, 318, 322. 
' Deer Island, 154, 216-, 246, 272, 

315. 
schools, 69, 70, 74, 93, 122, 149, 

151, 183, 217, 272, 310, 313. 
Volunteer Republican Company, 330. 
Votes of the town of Manchester, 300. 

Wages of minors, 250. 
Waltham, 97, 289, 313, 318, 332. 
War, Board of, see Boards. 

office, 53. 

Wardens, choice of, 199. 
Wards or Precincts, 10, 19, 24, 25, 89, 117, 186, 

241, 303. 

fines collected by, 19. 
treasurer to hold, 

19. 

fire, 299. 

return of number of ef- 
fective or able-bodied 
men, 24, 26. 
visitation of, 25, 62. 

in search of 
blankets, 
27, 28. 

funds raised in, for en- 
listing men into the 
Continental army, 
returns, 207, 241, 282. 
damages for loss sus- 
tained by inhabitants 
from the enemy, 83. 
assignment of, 88, 117. 
failure to warn, of town 

meeting, 133. 
return of, relative to 
damage from the en- 
emy, 197. 
Wareham, 316. 
Warehouses, town's, 44. 
Warrants, 1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 15, 31, 36, 37, 38, 3S, 
43, 44, 51, 55, 56, 58, 59, 65, 66, 67, 69, 72, 
82, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 95, 97, 98, 102, 103, 
109, 111, 113, 118, 121, 127, 131, 133, 135, 
136, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 148, 150, 163, 
169, 170, 180, 182, 183, 186, 188, 192, 200, 
207, 209, 210, 212, 216, 217, 222, 236, 237, 
238, 239, 241, 243, 244, 247, 249, 258, 259, 
261, 262, 268, 278, 283, 285, 286, 289, 293, 
294, 301, 302, 312, 313, 324, 336. 
Watch : 

house, 102, 104, 110, 114, 190, 252, 

253 281 
town^ \ 57, 137, 159, 164, 165, 253, 

261, 334. 

constables of the, 2, 14, 45, 62, 79, 
87, 100, 104, 105, 109, 115, 126, 127, 
133, 134, 135, 142, 148, 150, 164, 182, 
186, 193, 200, 205, 229, 230, 236, 
246, 261, 279, 333-34, 335-36. 
small-pox, 3, 10. 
South, 126, 133, 197, 218, 238, 254, 

279, 281. 
repairs to, 133. 
North, 14, 63, 67, 76 100, 107, 230. 



Watch : 

men, 4->, 53, 57, 62, 72, 76, 82, 92, 100, 
104, 105, 107, 110, 115, 118, 123, 
135, 142, 145, 193, 223, 230, 254, 
260, 261 ,270, 277. 
choice of, 63. 
wages of, 45, 82, 104, 105, 123, 

270, 29.->. 

orders to, 62, 333-34. 335-36. 
old, house at south part of the town. 

114. 
attendance of four constables at town 

meetings, 133. 

at new Boston, 126, 205, 334. 
bounds of the house, 166. 
market, 166. 
to be builded, 252. 
new, 261. 

under the town house, 261 . 
no allowances to constables for 

warning town meetings, 267. 
neglect of duty, 274. 
watch on the Neck, 281. 
Dock, 295. 
at the gaol, 333. 
two men from each, 334. 
fire and candles for, 335, 336. 
Water course, 279. 

to alter, 196. 
. obstructions to, to remove 

212. 

be not interrupted, 252. 
to keep open, 326. 

(See alxo Drains.) 
Water street, 75, 191, 277. 

(See also Streets.) 
Watertown. 258. 
Webb's wharf, 191. 

(See also Wharfs.) 
Weights and measures, 71, 159. 

weighing of provisions, 159. 
weigher of hay, 262, 296, 300. 
bunch onions, 309. 
coal, 100, 243, 249, 

310. 

Well on North square, 330. 
Wellfleet, 304. 
W r ells, covering of, 203, 211. 
Wenham, 158. 

selectmen of the town of, 156. 
Wentworth's wharf, 40, 128, 129. 

(See also Wharves.) 
West Boston, 14, 40, 41, 123, 157, 158, 160, 

161, 162, 238. 
watch house at, 102. 
State hospital at, 107, 117, 270. 
repairs to, 

130, 211. 
supplies for, 

107, 120. 
beds and 
bedding, 
120. 

free from 
small-pox, 
109. 

End, 98, 102, 114. 
Indies, 35, 195, 306. 

(See also Islands.) 
Weston, 138. 

Weymouth, letter to the committee of the 
town of, 101. 

(See also Letters.) 
Wharves : 

Hancock's, Long's, Wentworth's 
Oliver's dock, Dr. Clarke's, 
Bulls', Pulling's, Wheel- 
wright's, Tileston's, Row's, 
Hallowell's, North Battery, 
Town's, Hutchinson's, Ver- 
non's, Webb's, Scarlet's, Pitt's, 
Lee's, Tuder's [Tudor's]. 
sealers of wood at the, 283, 285. 
wharfage, 171. 



INDEX TO PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



363 



Wheat nee Breadstuffs. 

Wheeler's I'oint, 12, 145, 308, 309, 320, 328. 

Wheelwright's wharf, 74, 101, 192. 

(See aino Wharves.) 
White Bread alley, 198. 

(See alxo Streets, etc.) 
Whiton'a Point, 68. 

Widows, poor, legacy to, 28, 29, 30, 41, 43, 50, 
51, 56, 57, 86, 106, 
107, 158, 187, 232- 
34, 244, 245, 266, 
275, 299, 304, 311, 
312, 313, 314, 316, 
330, 331, 332, 333, 
336. 

list of beneficiaries, 
43, 44, 56, 57, 86, 
87, 106, 107, 187, 
188, 232-34, 245, 
275, 313, 314, 316, 
330, 332, 333, 336. 
bonds and interest 
due on, 208, 232, 
266, 275, 282, 304, 
311, 312, 316, 333. 
Williams Court, 215. 

(See alxo Streets, etc.) 
Wine, 278. 

and liquors zee Licenses. 
Wing's lane, 9, 46, 58, 181, 189, 191, 215, 296, 

321. 
(See also Streets.) 



Winnisimet Ferry, 3, 75, 93, 95, 100, 155, 209, 

223, 301. 

(See also Ferries.) 

Wood, sealers of, 5, 84, 121, 283, 285, 297, 335. 
cord, 37, 284. 
timber, 309. 

measurer of, 100, 125, 295, 297, 300. 
and bark, 51, 102. 
and coal baskets, 100. 
work, 309. 
for the poor, 54, 55. 
schools, 221. 

cullers of staves and hoops, 230. 
law relative to, brought to market, 

283-84. 
for public schools, 329. 

at the North End, 

285. 

Wool, 139, 160, 216. 
Worcester, county of, 271, 318. 

selectmen of, 318. 
Workhouse, 157, 327. 

keeper of, 207, 294. 

drain near, to inspect, 270. 

to repair, 294. 
hall, 111. 
Wreck, purchase of, near North Battery, 267 

(See also Batteries.) 
Wrentham, 73, 238. 
Writing-schools see Schools. 
Writs see Warrants. 



INDEX OF NAMES, 



(SELECTMEN'S MINUTES 1776-1786.) 



Abrahams, 21. 

Adams, 20, 32, 42, 64, 83, 99, 100, 101, 119, 
186, 204, 231, 239, 249, 257, 293, 
305, 315, 320, 322. 
Adrfington, 44. 
Adlington, 81, 108, 142, 254. 
Alden, 177. 
Alexander, 20, 148. 
Algee, 335. 
Allen, 17, 39, 81, 84,87, 106,148,161, 168, 174, 

297, 302, 303. 
Alwood, 75. 
Amory, 23, 204,271. 
Auderson, 191. 
Andrew, 262. 
Andrewes, > 136. 

Andrews, \ 21, 22, 36, 43, 74, 98, 261, 262, 263, 
264, 265,266, 267, 268, 270, 271, 
272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 278, 279, 
281, 282,283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 
288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 
2J5, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 
302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 
309, 310, 311 , 312, 313, 315, 316, 
317,318,319,320,321, 322, 323, 
324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 
331,332,333, 334, 335, 336. 
Appleton, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 19, 20,23,24,28,31, 
77, 84, 107, 109, 115, 123, 132, 
164, 166, 173, 212, 213, 220, 22S, 
231, 234, 237, 238, 239, 242, 258, 
260, 264, 273, 278, 292, 293, 298, 
318, 319, 320, 332. 
Apthorp, 203. 
Ash, 82. 

Atherton. 28, 30, 43. 
Atkins, 20, 21, 119, 120. 
Atkinson, 220, 221, 225, 242, 248, 252, 325. 
Auchmuty, 9, 191, 192. 
Auerit, 332. 

Austin, 1, 2, :>>, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 18, 19, 
20,21,22,24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,30, 
31, U2, S3, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 
41, 42, 4:j, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 
52, 53, 54,55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 
72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 
83, 84, 85, 83, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 
93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 
106, 108, 177, 178, 220, 285, 295, 313. 
Avery, 155, 258, 323, 326. 
Avis, 275. 

Babcock,61, 71, 84. 

Bacon, 89. 

Badger, 146, 156, 198, 234, 238, 262, 26,">, 2;s. 

Bagnal, 97. 

Bais, 177. 

Baker, 21, 44, 82, 86, 87, 94, 105, 106, 123, 148, 

172, 190, 196, 229, 231, 234, 235, 238, 

260,261,274,297,325. 
Balch, 39, 80, 139, 202, 220. 



Baldwin, 22. 
Baley, 1 264. 

Bay ley, | 3,51, 102, 121, 122, 125, 130, 147, 
^ 151, 154, 177, 184, 218, 249, 250, 

276, 281, 318, 321, 322. 
Bayly, j 70. 
Ball, 248, 310. 
Balland, 9, 57. 
Ballard,3, 5, 23, 28, 44, 64, 75, 100,116,126, 

154, 174, 192, 196, 215, 246, 288, 296, 

299, 300, 310, 332, 335. 
Bangs, 23. 

Barber, 8, 259, 260, 271, 272. 
Barker, 92, 235, 238, 311. 324. 
Barrel, ) 6, 46, 138, 165, 237, 263, 265, 299, 308, 

315, 332. 
Barrel!, ) 325. 
Barret, 21 , 22, 27, 68, 74, 135, 156, 158, 174, 177, 

323. 

Barrows, 158. 
Barstow, 182. 
Barth, 213. 

Bartlet, 23, 192, 256, 270, 330. 
Barton, 17, 181. 
Barry, 75. 
Bash, 177. 

Bass, 23, 92, 98, 130, 163, 191,240. 
Bassett, 262. 
Bates, 309. 
Batey, ) 278. 
Baty, i 298. 
Battelle, 171. 
Bayley see Baley. 
Bayly see Baley. 
Beauteneau, 122. 
Beal,r25,299, 301, 315. 
Beals, 143, 296. 
Bean, 227. 
Beers, 85. 
Belcher, 157, 206. 
Bel knap, 82, 268. 
Belknaps, 51. 
Bell, 21,94, 141, 147, 153, 156, 162, 169, 172, 

176, 184, 263. 
Bellingham, 317. 
Benjamin, 90. 

Bennet, * 6, 28, 64, 82, 86, 94, 106, 155. 
Bennett, \ 2. 
Benson, 99. 

Bentley, ( 111, 113-118, 309, 328. 
Bently, j 45, 49, 52, 88, 260. 
Bethune, 23, 123. 
Bicker, 146, 181, 262, 29S. 
Bickers, 119, 155. 
Biggelow, 176. 
Bill, 8. 

Billings, 180, 288, 295, 297, 310, 314. 
Bimel, 219. 
Bingham, 244. 
Bird, 100, 282, 318, 322. 
Black, 75, 92, 165, 168, 175, 177, 178, 260. 
Black Tom, 152. 



866 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Blair, 47. 

Blake, 20, 134, 135, 179, 189, 191, 297. 

Blanchard, 5, 21, 22, 27, 31, 42, 60, 88, 254, 

325 

Blaney, ) 214, 322, 333. 
Blayney, | 182. 
Bliss, 124, 190. 
Blith, 213. 
Blodget, 22. 
Boardman, 185, 263. 
Boi, 198. 
Boil, I 76. 
Boyle, i 127, 148. 
Boils, 22. 
Bois, I 81, 175. 

Boyce, \ 60, 66, 108, 124, 143, 194. 
Boit, ) 22, 47, 168, 174, 177, 256. 
Boyte. i 168. 
Bond, 296. 
Bonner, 129, 178. 
Bonyng, 294. 
Booker see Brooker. 
Boon, 245. 
Boot>> 316,317. 
Bosh, 174. 
Bossen, j 163. 
Bossc n, i 162. 
Bouchon, 103. 
Bouve, ( 76, 257. 
Bovey, ( 63. 

Bowdoin, 22, 94, 127, 213, 214, 318. 
Bowe, 126. 
Bo wen, 228, 237, 304. 
Bowland, I 128. 
Bowlend, ( 179. 
Bown,203. 
Bows, 59. 
Box, 130. 
Boyce see Bois. 
Boyer, 23, 29, 67, 172, 188, 246, 259, 268, 311, 

322, 333. 

Boyes, 22, 142, 228. 
Boyle see Boil. 
Boylston, 23, 36, 65. 
Boyte see Boit. 
Boynton, 143, 255. 
Bracket, 22, 287. 

Bradford, 9, 23, 39, 42, 64, 191, 208. 
Bradish, 68. 

Bradley, 123, 191, 192, 322. 
Bradshaw, 75, 175, 178, 297, 320. 
Bradstreet, 22. 

Brailsford, 141, 196, 255, 262. 298. 
Brattle, 75, 315. 
Bray, 185, 262, 328. 
Brazier, 328. 
Breck, 68, 108, 142, 193, 200, 210, 225, 234, 237, 

263, 264, 313. 
Breed, 63. 

Brewer, 128, 199, 220, 321, 332. 
Brewster, 168, 204, 220. 
Brick, 44, 81, 105, 160, 166, 173, 176, 179, 200, 

215, 218, 234, 237, 287, 298, 299, 303, 

331. 

Bricker, 146. 
Brigden, 157, 185. 
Brightman, 248, 316. 
Brimley, 85. 
Brimmer, 6, 21, 23, 27, 143, 152, 168, 

245. 

Broadens, ) 238. 
Broadens, \ 230. 
Brock, 333. 

Bromdeld, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 
IS, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 
32. 

Brooker, 28, 30, 41, 43, 50, 51, 56, 57, 86, 106, 
158, 187, 208, 232, 234, 240, 244, 245, 
202, 299,304,311,313,314, 316, 330, 
3*1,332,333,336. 
Booker, 30, 275, 282, 332. 
.Broom. 71, 84. 
Brothers, 166. 
Broadens see Broadens. 



Brown, 



Browne, 



22, 39, 46, 61, 80, 84, 85, 87, 95, 
118, 123, 128, 141, 142, 145, 
175, 177, 191, 196, 2'26, 227, 
237, 257, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 
273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 
281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 
290, 291, 292, 298, 300, 303, 
307, 310, 314, 316, 318, 325, 
328, 329, 330, 331, 382, 334. 

262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 



116, 
146, 

230, 
265, 
272, 
280, 
288, 
305, 
327, 

268, 
275, 
282, 
289, 
299, 
306, 
315, 
323, 
331, 



269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 
276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 
283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 
290, 291, 292, 293, 297, 298, 
300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 
307, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 
316, 317, 318, 319, 321, 322, 
324, 32 i, 326, 328, 329, 330, 
332, 333, 334. 

Bruce, 146, 161, 162. 

Bryant, 23, 161, 174, 177, 191, 224, 226. 

Buck, 297. 

Bucknam, 159, 171, 297. 

Buel, 174. 

Bultinch, (21,281. 

Bullfinch, ( 320. 

Bull, 46, 75, 191, 192, 320. 

Bullfinch xee Bullinch. 

Bumstead, (51,331. 

Bumsted, i 174. 

Bumted, 146. 

Bunker, 128, 179, 191. 

Burbeck, 112, 210, 218, 253, 322. 

Burch, 71. 

Burger, 46, 129. 

Burgis, 37. 

Burk, ( 73, 102, 128, 320. 

Burke, | 191, 283. 

Burn, 192. 

Burns, 46, 246. 

Burrel, 15, 116. 

Burt, 20, 31, 43, 60, 129, 168, 202, 259. 

Burton, 233. 

Butler, 155, 178, 190, 192, 268, 308. 

Butter, 231, 332. 

Butterneld, 296. 

Byles, 49, 97, 134, 161, 211. 



Cabbot, ) 129. 

Cabot, i 311. 

Caddall, 208. 

Cade, 105, 116, 198, 293, 305, 306. 

Calf, 335. 

Call, 192, 242. 

Callahan, 9. 

Callender, 67, 142, 173. 

Camerin, 259. 

Cammel, > 214. 

Campbell, i 33, 330. >*> 

Camment, 223. 

Campbell aee Cammel. 

Capen, 194, 317. 

CaroW, 269. 

Cargill, 300. 

Carnes, 22, 27, 74, 82, 221. 

Carrol, 69. 

Carter, 2, 89, 147, 164, 165, 203, 206, 215, 241, 

266, 271, 272, 285, 291, 312, 319. 
Carteret, 258. 

Cartwright, 28, 86, 208, 232, 260, 275, 304. 
Gary, 21,81,193. 
Casneau, ) 81. 236. 

Cazneau, { 108, 142, 230, 237, 270, 271. 
Cusncau, ) 66. 
Cast, 21,23, 34, 82. 
Caswell, 174. 
Casy, 135. 
Cato, 91. 
Caunch, 46. 
Caven r, 251. 
Caverley, 64, 178. 
Cazneau *ee Casneau. 
Chaffia, 198. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



367 



Chaise, 188. 

( 'hamberlain, 56, 86, 106. 

Champiuge, 60. 

Oharapiny, 83. 

Champney, 20, 27, 93, 95, 127, 128, 190, 209, 
241, 292. 

Chandler, 64. 

Chapel, 29. 

Chapman, 11,12, 212. 

Chardon,269. 

Chauncey, [1,2, 91. 

Chauncy, j 74,284. 

Cheever, 21, 52, 68, 136, 327. 

Cheney, 251, 256, 264, 266, 267, 276, 278, 283, 
285, 317, 318, 325, 336. 

Chepman, 129. 

Child, 34, 42, 49, 83, 192. 

China, 245. 

Chisraore, 50. 

Church, 33. 

Clap, 99, 141, 142, 172, 173, 265, 298. 

Clark, 1 20, 23, 34, 36, 69, 71, 74, 88, 98, 127, 
12S, 129, 139, 141, 146, 155, 172, 
179, 184, 185, 187, 191, 212, 231, 
233, 263, 297, 298. 

Clarke, ] 21 , 46, 146, 178, 2:, 310, 332. 

defend, 75. 

Clement, 23. 

Clements, 278, 279, 326. 

Cleverly, 23. 

Clough, 130, 157, 198, 287, 300, 306. 

Clueston, 260. 

Cobb, 23, 39, 88, 100, 151, 263, 316. 

Cobbet, 190. 

Cobourn, 22, 98. 

Codraan, 193, 289, 330. 

Codner, 21. 

Coffin, 146, 196. 

Cogswell, 191. 

Coleman, ( 251. 

Colman, i 176, 179, 185, 191, 193. 

Colesworthy, 63, 67, 72. 

Collerel, 211. 

Collier, 213. 

Collins, 43, 57, 87, 129, 254, 293, 324. 

Colman gee Coleman. 

Colson, 173, 190. 

Corapston,321. 

Conant, j 68, 83, 264. 

Conent, j 178, 202. 

Conden, 207. 

Conent nee Conant. 

Conn, 271. 

Conner, ) 21, 42, 56, 101, 143, 164, 176, 179, 202, 
254. 

Connor, ) 202, 237. 

Conyer, 68. 

CV % 191,209, 236,273. 

C> jksou, 23. 

Coolidge, 44, 115, 138, 142, 147, 154, 196, 220, 
230, 237, 241,251, 280, 288. 

Cooper, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 48, 52, 55, 
59, 62, 65, 67, 74, 76, 77, SO, 93, 94, 
111, 113, 117, 120, 137, 143, 162, 169, 
180, 181, 189, 190, 191, 215, 265, 281, 
305, 308. 

Cop, 302, 304. 

Copeland, 77, 154, 184, 21S, 250, 27C,. 

Coppinger, 87. 

Cornwallis, 160. 

Covel, 115. 

Coven, 274, 276. 

Coverly, 43, 209. 

Cowley, 322. 

Cox, 100, 107, 190. 

Craft, 168. 

Crafts, 25, 40, 61,71,84, 90,112, 134, 157, 196, 
249,278,279,323,326. 

Crage, ) 323. 

Craigie, [ 323. 

Craigue, ) 309, 311, 329. 

Cranch, 103, 139. 

Crane, 241,309. 



Cravath, 151, 155, 179, 208. 

Crawford, 191. 

Crew, 212. 

Cristrie,95. 

Crocker, 203, 289,317. 

Crocker, 3. 

Crosby, 64, 179, 292. 

( 'ross, 98. 

Crossel, 145. 

Croswell, 109, 111, 114, 115, 116, 126, 
186, 188, 254. 

Crurt, 216. 

Cudworth, 42, 43, 60, 61,71,146, 148, 
161, 162, 296, 327. 

Cunningham, 27, 46, 59, 82, 83, 99, 
191, 263, 264, 266, 
268, 270, 271, 272, 
275, 276, 277, 278, 
281, 283, 284, 286, 
290, 291, 292, 293, 
296, 297, 298, 300, 
305, 306, 307, 310, 
313, 315, 316, 317, 
320, 321, 322, 323, 
326, 327, 328, 329, 
333, 334, 335, 336. 

Curtain, 320. 

Curtis, 16, 23, 75,85,96, 105,131, 133, 
178, 180, 181, 199, 200, 204, 
229, 232, 244, 263, 282, 293. 

dishing, 7, 23, 29, 31, 39, 74, 113, 
228, 256, 271, 272, 292, 
335. 

Cusneau see Casneau. 

Cutler, 23, 173. 

Cutter, 92. 

Dafforn, ) 169. 
Daffron, i 136. 



127, 128, 



156, 

106, 
267, 
273, 
279, 
288, 
294, 
301, 
311, 
318, 
324, 
330, 



146, 
263, 
274, 
280, 
289* 
29"), 
303, 
312, 
319, 
325, 
332, 



192, 

297, 



Dakin, ) 71. 
Baking, [ 76. 
Dakins, ) 21, 28. 



Dall, 263. 

Dalton, 22, 74, 166. 

Dana, 224, 320. 

Danforth, 21. 

Daniels, 133. 

Dannerly, 239. 

Darricot, ( 85. 

Dorricut, ( 119. 

Dashwood, 23, 74, 83, 177, 208. 

Davidson, 61, 292. 

Davis, 22, 23, 27, 36, 46, 60, 94, 124, 129, 134, 
141,142, 14:?, 147, 148, 149, 153, 162, 
165, 169, 174, 177, 185, 190, 191, 206, 
245, 249, 271, 283, 302, 317, 320, 321, 
323, 324. 

Dawes, I 143, 173, 245, 298, 331. 

Daws, \ 22, 23, 65, 107, 143, 150, 152, 158, 170, 
174,177, 178, 191, 200, 226, TA, 
237, 263, 264, 277, 278, 27'., 280, 
300. 

Dawson, 182. 

Day, 167. 

Days, 192. 

Deane, 250. 

Deblois, 193. 

Decoster, 128. 

Delano, 320. 

Delaplace, 29, 86, 187, 234, 275, 292, 316, 332. 

Dela Roche, 231. 

DeLatiere, 215. 

Dennie, 85, 136. 

Dent, 292. 

Denyson, 201. 

Derby, 238. 

Derricks, 206. 

Deshon,87,106. 

DeValneas, 158, 159. (See Valneas.) 

Devins, 53. 

Dewit, 281. 

Dickman, 9. 

Dicks, 257. 

Dickson, 84. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Dike, ) 85, 232. 

Dyke, \ 287, 316, 333. 

Dilloway, 320. 

Dingley, 325. 

Dinsdale, ( 226. 

Dinsdel, 1 226. 

Doaks, 248. 

Doan, t 61,71, 168, 186, 276. 

Doane, 1 84, 144, 202, 319, 332. 

Doble, 103. 

Dockan, 201. 

Dodge, 156, 158, 332 

Dot-get, 5, 178. 

Doll-ear, 190. 

Doll, 2, 46,50, 69. 

Dolliver, 176. 

Domingo, 240. 

Dommet, 21. 

Done, 204. 

Dor, ; 20, 27, 33, 53, 60, 95, 97, 100, 168. 

Dorr, i 23, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 
55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61 , 6.!, 63, 64, 65, 66, 
67, 6S, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100, 
101,102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 
109,110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 
117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 
133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 
149,150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 
158,159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 
166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 
176, 179, 180, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 
196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 
204,205, 206, 208. 209, 210, 211, 212, 
213,214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 
221, 222, 223, 225, 226, 227. 228, 229, 
230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 236, 237, 294, 
295, 296, 27, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 
. 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 32), 32ii, 
327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 
335, 336. 

Dorricut see Darricot. 

Dorrinaton. 202. 

Dorset ~ 328. 

Dosset, 296, 297. 

Doubleday, ( 321. 

Doubledee, \ 175, 187. 

Doulet, 129. 

Downe, 27, 141, 271, 272. 

Dows, 6. 

Drake, 226. 

Draper, 76, 192. 

Duick, 242. 

Duncalf, 293, 305. 

Dupe, 282. 

Dyke see Dike. 

Earl, 28. 

Eaton, 179, 231, 234, 235, 238, 264, 266, 271 , 272, 

298. 

Eayre, "| 283. 
Eayres, ! 292. 
Eayrs, f 291. 
Eyar, J 68. 
Eckley, 140, 209. 
Edes, 1, 6, 14, 21, 22, 53, 80, 82, 88, 111, 138, 

145, 148, 180, 184, 191, 192, 212, 230, 

258, 259, 319, 322. 
Edmonds, I 147. 
Edmunds, j 63, 72, 80, 94, 116, 142, 212, 230, 

239, 260, 293, 305. 
Edee, 249, 277. 

Edwards, 21, 55, 70, 85, 105, 157, 253. 
Elect, t 204, 207. 
Eliot, \ 9, 22, 31, 39, 49, 74, 91, 100, 141, IV, 

184, 321. 
Elgin, 62. 



Eliot nee Eleot. 

Ellingwood, 189, 192. 

Ellison, 283. 

Emmons, 29, 64, 85, 240, 331, 336. 

Emms, 260. 

Empson, 87. 

English, 128. 

Erskin, > 71, 84. 

Erskine, \ 61. 

Erving, 22. 

E#kine, 47. 

Ethridge, 330. 

Eustis, 44, 57, 176, 179, 265, 268, 269. 

Everet, 243. 

Ewing, 82. 

Eyar nee Eayre. 

Fabre, 81, 193. 

Fadreu, 9. 

Fairserviee, 60, 175, 177, 191, 294. 

Fallas, > 129, 178, 184, 250, 256. 

Fallass, \ 94. 

Faneuil, 11, 15, 33, 38. 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 134, 
171, 182, 184, 189, 204, 205, 217, 
220, 221, 224, 227, 236, 241, 251, 
257, 267, 268, 275, 280, 285, 288, 
295, 317, 323, 324. 

Farmer, 18, 25, 28, 34, 36, 44, 45, 56, 58, 70, 
82, 88, 92, 95, 96, 99, 100, 101, 103, 
106, 107, 109, 113, 114, 115, 120, 
121, 122, 123, 124, 127, 128, 129, 
133, 136, 140, 157, 160, 163, 166, 
163, 173, 180, 181, 182, 183, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 206, 207, 
210, 212, 213, 216, 218, 221, 223, 
224, 228, 231, 235, 236, 242, 244, 
246, 251, 253, 255, 256, 257, 258, 
259, 260. 

Farmington, 228. 

Panel, 221. 

Farringtou, 23, 85, 149, 175, 177, 202, 263, 271, 
282, 314. 

Fast, 245. 

Faxon, 15. 

Faxton, 320. 

Faye, 296. 

Fayrweather, ) 278. 

Fayweather, ( 93. 

Fazier nee Frazier. 

Fellows, 23, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 
40, 42 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 



53, 54 
65, 66 
75,76 
85,87 



55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63. 
67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 



), 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 
99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 
107, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 
128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 
136, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 143, 
144, 145, 151, 152, 154, 155, 1E6, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 
164, 166, 167, 16S, 169, 170, 172, 
173, 176, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 
185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 192, 193, 
194, 195, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 
202, 204, 205, 206, 2t>7, 214, 330, 
332. 

Fenno, ( 179, 224, 225, 294, 326. 

Feno, i 256. 

Fennesy, 190. 

Feno xee Fenno. 

Fernice, / 167. 

Furnass, \ 307. 

Fessenden, 160, 236, 296. 

Field, 75. 

Fisher, 74, 274, 286. 

Flanagan, 127. 

Flarraday, 77. 

Fleet, 6, 27, 49, 59, 72, 80, 94, 118, 164, 168, 
170, 182, 216, 260, 324. 

Floyd, 164, 178. 

Foils, 214. 

Foot, 233, 314, 332. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



369 



Kord, 60, 148, 156, 157, 174, 177. 

Foster, 6, 23, 27, 42, 78, 90, 95, 99, 101, 120, 
141, 143, 160, 161,205, 207, 240, 252, 
260, 307, 327, 332. 

Fowle, 279. 

Fox, 85, 156, 234, 249. 

Foye, 155, 234. 

Frances, ) 33:5. 

Francis, i 316. 

Frank, 274. 

Franklyne, 256. 

Fraser, 194,95,117. 

Fa-/ier, 1-72. 

Fraztsr, | 100. 

Frazier, J 21, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 
76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 
85, 86, 87, 88, 90,91,92,93,94, 
95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 
110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 
117, 118, 119, 120,121,12-2,123, 
124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 
140, 141, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 
150, 151, 152, 153,154,156,157, 
158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 
165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 
172, 173, 176, 180,181,182,184, 
185, 186, 187, 188, ]89, 190, 192, 
193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 
200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 
232, 233, 238, 239,240,241,242, 
243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 
250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 
258, 259, 260. 

Freeland, 98, 126, 191, 265. 

Freuman, 71, 115, 167, 190, 279, 290, 295, 296, 
303, 317. 

Frost, 44, 294. 

Frothinghara, 224, 229, 242. 

Fuller, 74. 

Fullerton. 9, 86, 150, 178, 208, 232, 245, 275. 

Fulsom, I 192, 246. 

Fulsome, ( 76, 283. 

Furber. 64. 

Furnass see Fernice. 

Gage, 39. 

Gale, 173. 

Gardener, ) 268. 

Gardner, J 23, 33, 60, 74, 162, 164, 170, 172, 

211, 241, 260, 285, 323, 320. 
Gear, 49. 
Gedney, 5, 125. 
Gee. 64, 232. 

Geyer, ) 66, 107, 176, 179, 287, 316, 333. 
Geyr, ) 76, 83. 
Gibbling, / 211. 
Gibling, >\242. 
Gilbert, 253. 
GUI, 1, 6, 36. 77, 78, 80, 99, 113, 140, 145, 147, 

186, 192. 
Gillman, ( 113. 
Oilman, i 113. 
Oipson 254. 
Glascott, 274. 
Glover, 43. 
Goading, ( 10. 
Gooding, ( 287. 
Goad ridge, (3. 
Good ridge, \ 165. 
Godfrey, 52. 55, 97. 
Goffe, 175, 178. 
Gold, 279, 323. 

Goldthwait, 21, 54, 246, 264, 308. 
Gooch, I 23, 32, 67, 141, 142, 172, 174, 177, 253. 
Gouch, ( 192. 
Gooding xee Goading. 
Goodnough, 322. 
Good ridge see Goadridge. 
Goodwin, j 314, 332. 
Goodwing, i 314. 
Gookin, ) 21. 
Gooking, i 322. 



Goold, )21, 33,143,281. 

Gould, i 167, 210, 253, 254. 

Gorden, 245, 246. 2*54, 266. 

Gore, 23, 124, 134, 230, 246, 263, 264. 

Gorham, 21, 94, 119, 130, 142, 157, 158, 171, 

175, 226, 2:54, 288, 298. 
Gouch nee Gooch. 
Gould see Goold. 

Grant, 21, 28, 68, 70. 76, 86, 187, 192, 196, 208, 
230, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 
269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274,275, 276, 
277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284. 
285, 286, 287, 2S8, 289, 290, 291, 233, 
294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 301, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 
311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
319, 320, 321, 322, 323. 324, 325, 326, 
327, 328, 329, 330, 332, 333, 334, 335, 
336. 
Gray, 9, 21, 22, 23, 36, 39, 46, 60, 75, 88, 128, 

147, 190, 200, 329. 
Gray ham, 192 
Graves, 190, 303. 
Greanleaf, ~) 98, 211. 

Greanleaff, | 21, 141, 172, 173, 211, 234, 238, 
i 245, 264, 265, 286, 299, 318, 
f 326. 

Greenleaf, 206. 

GreeuleaffJ 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 51,219, 
261, 285, 298, 308, 323, 326. 
Greaton, 291. 

Green, \ 23, 44, 69, 71, 74, 90, 94, 110, 122, 
126, 136, 140, 142, 145, 14ii, 152, 
I 156, 175, 178, 179, 191, 198, 199, 
\ 203, 204, 205, 208, 234, 236, 264, 
265, 271, 289, 298, 300, 304, 308, 
I 314, 320, 322, 32!i. 
Greene, ) 302. 
Greenfield, 8. 
Greenleaf see Greanleaf. 
Green leaff *ee Greanleaf. 
Greenough,-) 21, 27, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 61, 65, 
.6, 95, 111, 113, 208, 215, 216, 
217, 210, 221, 222, 223, 236, 240. 
Grenotigh, j 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 
55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 
63, 66, 67, 6S, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 83, 3t, 85, 86, 87, 83, 89, 
90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 93, 100, 
101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 
108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
130, 148, 157, 209, 210, 211, 
212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 
218, 2-'0, 221, 222, 223, 224, 
225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 
231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 2t3, 
244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 29, 
250, 251, 2J2, 253, 254, 2V>, 
256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 
307. 

Gregory, ) 301. 
Grigory, i 130, 303. 
Grenoughe Greenough. 
Grice, 44. 
Gridley, 55, 92. 
Griffin, 61,93. 
Griffiths, 268, 299, 335. 
Griggs, 148. 
Grigory gee Gregory. 
G rover, 220. 
Gurney, 227. 
Gutteridge, 332. 
Guzzle, 34. 

TTaden, ) 289. 

Hayden, j 174, 177, 260, 301, 107, 313, 316, 

320. 

Hail, 64. 
Haislet, 257. 



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Hamlin, 
Hammet, 



Haley, ) 220. I 

Haly, S 225. 
Hayley, ) 284. 

Hall. 14, 15, 21,23, 37,41, 64, 87, 124,128, 155, 
175, 178, 179, 191, 205, 270,287, 301, 331. 
Hallet, 34, 35, 36, 69. 
Hallowell, 43, 75. 
Haly xee Haley. 
Hambelton, / 114. 
Hambleton, i 107. 
Hamblin, / 114. 

85, 160, 166, 213, 216, 243, 244, 246, 

265, 268, 315, 327, 329, 330. 
) 174, 177, 256. 
Hammctt, \ 88. 
Hancock, 1, 9, 33, 36, 46, 60, 104, 108, 133, 
191, 194, 236, 239, 270, 304, 317, 
320. 

Hardy, 187, 232. 
Harking, 23, 174. 
Harknes, 20. 
Harper, 225. 
Harriet, ( 178. 
Harriot, ( 139. 
Harrington. 66, 137, 138. 
Harriot ser Harriet. 
Harris, 21, 150, 153, 158, 167, 186, 224, 267, 

292, 309, 320. 
Harrison, 86. 
Hart, 42. 
Hartley, 1 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 26, 28, 35, 37, 

' 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 47, 48, ;V2, 55, 
58, 66, 74, 76, 77, 78, 82, 93, 97, 
101, 105. 
Hartly, J 94. 
Hartshorn, 88. 
Hasard, 27. 
Haskin, 320. 
Haskins, 191. 
Hassey, 175. 

Hastings, 124, 125, 174, 177, 287. 
Hatch, 27, 36, 102, 103, 143, 144, 205, 214. 
Hawkins, 299. 
Hawse, 85. 
Hay, 231. 

Hay den see Haden. 
Hayley see Haley. 
Haynes, 9, 56. 
Head, 23, 175, 178, 226, 293. 
Healey, 191, 296. 
Heath, 27, 219,221. 
Hederick, 254. 
Hemmenway, ) 156. 
Hemraingway, ) 72, 104, 150. 
Henchman, 9. 

Henderson, 188. 299, 300, 302, 319, 321. 
Henli-y, 148, 175, 176, 279. 
Henry, 10. 

Henshaw, 23, 31, 66, 135, 177, 206. 
Herau, 84. 

Herring, 275, 287, 293, 305. 
Hews, 23, 49, 99, 205, 207, 224, 241, 252, 255, 

257, 281, 288, 303. 
Hichborn, *| 94, 95. 
Hitchborn, ] 204. 
Hitchborne, JJ-27. 
Hitchbourn, | 224, 244. 
Hitchburne.J 21, 92, 107, 148, 176, 186, 224. 
Hickey, 218. 
Hickley, 75, 206. 
Hickling, 234. 
Hicks, 315. 
Higgins, 226. 
Hiliirake, 296. 
Hildreth, 15. 
Hill, 6, 23, 67, i 
208, 233. 
Hillbert, 221. 
Hills, 22, 175, 177. 
Hilton, 183. 
Hinckley, *| 125. 129, 141, 142, 163, 169, 170, 

I 171,210,234,247,298. 
Hinckly, f 105, 265. 
Hinkley, J 167. 



5, 74, 175, 176, 187, 193, 195, 



Hind, 127. 

Hinkley xee Hinckley. 

Hinks,',S<>. 

Hinton, 201. 

Hitchborn see Hichborn. 

Hitchborne see Hichborn. 

Hitchbourn see Hichborn. 

Hitchburne see Hichborn. 

Hodgden, { 170, 176, 179, 201, 202, 222. 

Hoclgdon, \ 172. 

Hodge, 253. 

Hodges, 261. 

Hodgets, 202. 

Hodgkins, 335. 

Hodson, 245. 

Uolbrook, 2, 54, 64, 78, 79, 90, 103, 111, 116, 
117,118, 191, 209, 241. 

Holden, 318. 

Holes, 64. 

Holland, 10, 20, 91, 99, 130, 132, 133, 135, 151, 
155, 184, 201, 222, 223, 287, 296, 
297. 

HolliB, 244. 

Holsey, 103. 

Hoinans, 160, 247. 

Homer, 138, 278, 327. 

Homes, 21. 

Honywell, ~] 217. 

Huuuewell, (33, 58, 64,65, 71,89,94, 105,106, 
( 112, 194, 204, 297, 333. 

Himniwell, J 33. 

Hooker, 331. 

Hooking, 76. 

Hooten', / 260. 

Hooton, ( 42, 161. 

Hopkins, 39, 112, 319, 321. 

Horn, 261, 262, 335. 

Homer, 29, 57, 87. 

Horton, 137. 

Hosmer, 324. 

Houghton, 209, 261, 293, 305, 306. 

How, 100, 129, 274, 287. 

Howard, 68, 74, 125, 131, 165, 170, 175, 177, 
268, 320. 

Howell, 214. 

Hoyt, 246, 263, 266, 298. 

Hubbard, 22, 63, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 
133, 134, 135, 136, 137. 138, 139, 
140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 
147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 
154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 
161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 
168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 176, 
179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 
186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 193, 
194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 
201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 
208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 
215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 
222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 
229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 
236, 237, 253, 304. 

Htibbart, 196. 

Hudson, 46, 117, 255. 

Hughes, 39. 

Hunnewell see Honywell. 

Hunniwell see Honywell. 

Hunt, 2, 10, 22, 45, 53, 61, 90. 98, 105, 115, 119, 
127, 128, 130, 134, 174, 175,188,191, 
196, 198, 201, 215, 220, 223, 224, 229, 
240, 248, 257, 266, 269, 289, 290, 297, 
300, 319, 321, 322. 

Hunter, 146, 156. 

Kurd, 161,175, 179. 

Hurley, 127. 

Huse, 225. 

Hutchins, 208. 309. 

Hutchinson, 42, 46, 93, 167. 

Hyde, 37. 

Hyler, 140. 

Inches, 23, 76, 81, 161. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



371 



Ingerfield, 21, 46, 212. 

Ingersol, > 75, 148, 156, 175, 176, I'.i-J. 2tiii, ->s. 
Ingersoll, \ 61, 147. 
Ingraham, 21. 
1 11111:111, 22. 

Ireland, 14, 94, 135, 147. 
Isacre, 289. 

Ivers, 5, 21, 41, 53, 88, 130, 168, 201, 2>, 23S, 
274, 310, 327. 

Jack, 213. 

Jackson, 21, 22, 25, 36, 64, 235, 287, 302, 
332. 

Jacobs, 17, 224. 

James, 107, 194, 213, 214, 223, 261, 270, 293, 
304, 305, 306, 309, 317, 319, 321 
328 

Jan-is, 23, 60*, 61, 71, 115, 119, 121, 176, 182, 
318, 320. 

Jastram, 259. 

Jeffers, 314. 

Jeffrees, 1 332. 

Jeffries, | 32, 34, 103, 105, 106, 122, 138, 196, 
208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 
215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 
222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 
229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 
236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 243, 
244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 
251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 
258, 259. 

Jeffrys, J 83. 

Jekyi,237. 

Jenkins, 5, 22, 32, 72, 104, 234. 

Jenks, 250. 

Jennings, 55. 

Jennie, 21. 

Jennison, 148, 176, 201, 204. 

Jent, ) 177. 

Junt, \ 177. 

Jepson, 8, 22, 74, 92, 108, 142, 179, 218. 

Jeraud, 81. 

Jettero. 158. 

Jewel, 59. 

Johnson, 6, 23, 44, 155, 187, 232, 241, 257, 
316. 

Johonnet, 1 317. 

Johonnett, I 75. 

Johonnot, J-9, 23. 60, 72, 75, 110, 152, 153, 169, 
176, 280. 

Johonot, j 104. 

Jones, 9, 63, 68, 99, 118, 122, 137, 144, 14fi, 
149, 150, 15.3, 163, 181, 210, 229, 234, 
236, 240, 246, 258, 262, 263, 268, 274, 
293, 298, 305, 321. 

Joy, 22. 

Juut nee Jent. 

Jutau, I 200, 206, 210, 234, 238, 263, 264, 298. 

Juteau, \ 265. 

Kast, 60, 162. 

Keith. 46, 152. 

Kellock, 110, 142. 

Kemeley, 129. 

Kemplin. 88. 

Kendcrich, 316. 

Kennedy, 75. 133, 134, 203. 

Kerkwood, 102. 

Kettle, 105, 125, 178, 317. 

Kirable, 147. 

King, 123, 196, 216, 245, 269, 309, 311, 

319. 

Knap, 175, 178, 252. 
Kueeland, 5, 94, 105, 122, 134, 146, 148, 156, 

176, 185, 231, 298. 
Knight, 68, 71, 283, 291, 313. 
Knox, 67, 126, 145, 163, 174. 
Kolbeck, 110. 

Laha, 103, 105, 120, 134, 140, 144, 152. 156,163, 
165, 166, 208, 216, 219, 220, 227, 253, 
264, 284, 285, 306, 307, 313. 

Lake, 331. 

Lamb, 142, 173, 176, 194. 



Lambert, 90, 114, 174, 17H, 179, 296, 309. 

Lane, 180, 248. 

Lanedon, 320. 

Langden, J 153. 

Langdon, j 156, 178. 

LaUgford, ( 191. 

Langsford, ( 133, 261. 

Langley, 64, 175, 178, 320. 

Langsford see Langford. 

Lansing, 165. 

Larken, ) 170. 

Larkin, 5 175. 

Larking, ) 179. 

Larrabee, 187. 

Lash, 191. 

Lash wood, 70. 

Laughton, 98, 220. 

Lawrance, I 133, 234. 

Lawrence, \ 44, 92, 124, 231. 

Leach, ) 146, 160, 234, 235, 264, 298, 309, 317, 

| 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 330. 
Leech, ) 21. 
Lear, 107. 

Leaveret, ) 220, 249, 269. 
Leveret, } 22. 
Leverett, J 80. 
Leavet, 261. 
Le Blond, 335. 
Lee, 29, 36, 56, 86, 107, 187, 196, 233, 234, 

240. 

Leech see Leach. 
Leffingwell, 61, 71. 
Lemraon, 66. 
Lemonier, 160. 
Lendel, ) 257. 
Lindel, 5 254. 
Lindell, ) 257. 
Lepear, 155, 287, 331. 
Leppington, 119. 
Lestourt, 327. 
Leveret gee Leaveret. 
Leverett see Leaveret. 
Lewis, 70, 320. 
Lilley, 303. 
Linch, > 216. 
Lynch, (11,28. 
Lindel see Lendel. 
Lindell see Leudel. 
Liudors, 244. 
Linty, 114. 

Livingston, 47, 61, 71, 84, 194, 229. 
Lloyd, > 60, 186, 327. 
Loyd, j 21, 174, 314. 
Lob, > 190. 
Lobb, ( 167, 178. 
Lobdell, 9, 253, 308. 
Longley, 276. 
Loper, 332. 
Lord, 8, 75, 178, 191. 
Loring, 8, 21, 42, 46, 54, 179, 190, 206, 233, 

250, 257, 322. 
Lothrop, 118, 127. 
Louis, 237. 
Love, 9, 192. 
Loveren, ) 330. 
Lovering, $ 23, 128, 155, 175, 200, 204, 243, 

294, 299, 302. 
Low, 9, 87. 106, 188. 
Lowder, 23, 75, 89, 248. 
Lowders, 94. 

Lowel, / 145, 195, 196, 215, 275. 
Lowell, j 141, 158, 172, 316. 
Loyd see Lloyd. 
Lucas, 5, 23, 176, 179, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 

243, 244, 246, 247, 248, 252, 263, 264, 

269. 

Luce, 307. 
Lush, 23, 26. 
Lyde, 21, 100. 
Lynch see Linch. 
Lynsen, 165, 166. 
Lysh, 25. 

Mack, 329. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Mackay.l 21,23, 29, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 

118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 

126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 

134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 

141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 

148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 

156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 

163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 

170, 171, 172, 173, 176, 179, 180, 

181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 

188, 189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 

196, 197, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 

205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 

212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 

219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 226, 227, 

229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 

236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 

244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 

251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 

258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 

265, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 272, 

273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 

280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 

2S7, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 
294, 298, 309. 



Mackey, 



133. 



Makay, J 133, 242, 243, 273. 

Magget, 198. 

Magner, 129, 254. 

Makay see Mackay. 

Makepeace, 150, 250, 251, 276, 290. 

Malcomb, 61. 

Manly, 212, 213. 

Manstield, 21. 

Marcer, 61, 71. 

Marcheads, 36. 

MariBquell, 194. 

Markus, 9. 

Marsh, 178, 204. 

Marshall, 1, 2, 9, 20, 23, 26, 28, 56, 74, 75, 119, 

128, 175, 178, 179, 281, 299, 320. 
Marston, 22, 60, 63, 66, 85, 144, 168, 207, 265, 

286, 292, 296, 321, 328, 330. 
Martin, 75, 153, 187. 
Mary, 229. 
Mash, 75. 

Mason, 14, 22, 115,192, 206, 288, 294, 324, 334. 
Masters, 256, 262. 
Matchet, 21, 39, 42, 74, 89. 
Mather, 1, 74, 105. 
Matthews, 280. 
May, 3, 23, 51, 82, 138, 155, 158, 175, 177, 193, 

230, 250, 262, 263, 269, 279, 281, 331. 
Mayes, 202, 206, 285, 286, 287. 
Mayew, j 303. 
Mayhew, ( 71. 
Mayfteld, 155. 
Mayhew see Mayew. 
Mayo, 15, 56, 84, 193, 241, 242. 
Maxwell, 9. 
McClenegon, 13&i 
McClinch, 114, 115. ' 
McCloud, 38. 
McCcbla, 91. 
McDaniel, 128, 164. 
McElroy, 191, 233, 261. 
McFadden, 108, 172, 293, 297, 305, 306. 
McFarland, 249. 
McGrough,212. 
Mcln tosh, 108, 292. 
McKensie, 221. 
McKinney, 175, 177. 
McKnight, 320. 
McKown, 155. 
McLane, ( 189, 193. 
McLean, ( 122. 
McLary, 233. 
McLean see McLane. 
McLeod, )161. 
McLeoud, } 190. 
McLoad, ) 160, 161, 162. 
McMlllion, 64, 85. 
McNeail, < 125. 
McNeil, J 23, 33, 151, 208. 



Mead, 137, 138. 

Means, 80. 

Melder, 323. 

Melledge, 209, 210. 

Melloni, ) 257. 

Mellony, [ 187, 232, 257. 

Melony, ) 246. 

Melville, -J04, 298. 

Mercer, 47. 

Merrett, 41. 

Merry, 321. 

Messevuy, (?) 232. 

Michlassewezthz, 192. 

Mien, 200. 

Miller, 5, 56, 57, 99, 115, 176, 191, 220. 

Minns, I 21. 

Mins, (327. 

Minot, 86, 173, 208, 253, 266, 282, 296, 316. 

Mins nee Minns. 

Minzey, 3. 

Mitchel, 47, 121, 168, 201. 

Mois, 155. 

Mollineux, 175, 220, 293. 

Monk, ) 112, 113, 206. 

Monkes, } 9. 

Monks, ) 112. 

Montague, 331. 

Moody, 157. 

Moor, ) 10, 78, 190, 277, 299, 321, 327. 

Moore, ( 80, 249. 

Moreau, 84. 

Morerleld, 106. 

Morgan, 76, 100, 230, 237. 

Morrey, 330. 

Morrison, 263, 273, 274, 286. 

Morse, 304, 325. 

Morton, 95, 148, 161. 

Motes, ) 190. 

Motts, ( 190. 

Moulen, J 142. 

Moulens, > 254. 

Moulin, ) 108. 

Moulton, 23,280. 

Mountford, I 324. 

Mount fort, ( 322. 

Muggaridga, ) 86. 

Muggerage, [ 57. 

Muggeridge, ) 28, 64. 

Mulfins, 81, 232. 

Munford, 20. 

Murphey, 122. 

Murray, 87. 

Nasen, 170. 

Nations, 21, 206. 

Nazro, 4, 33, 45, 46, 49, 52, 62, 69, 73, 75, 80, 
82, 90, 99, 103, 105, 111, 112, 113, 
114, 122, 126, 127, 131, 132, 135, 138, 
139, 143, 145, 147, 149, 150, 153, 155, 
156, 157, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 171, 
172, 184, 186, 198, 199, 202, 205, 206, 
211, 213, 218, 219, 223, 224, 229, 230, 
232, 234, 239, 242, 245, 248, 254, 255, 
258, 261, 265, 267, 26S, 269, 270, 271, 
274, 275, 278, 280, 281, 285, 286, 288, 
289, 295, 296, 312, 326, 329, 330, 332, 
334. 

Neagles, 312. 

Nennon, 237. 

Newall, 1 134, 317. 

Newhal, | 233. 

Newell, II, 9, 21, 36, 38, 85, 117, 118, 136, 
f 153, 181, 205, 215, 241, 243, 268, 
| 297, 307. 

Newolls, J 95. 

Newcomb, 169, 187. 

Newell see Newall. 

Nevvells nee Newall. 

Newhal see Newall. 

Newman, 41, 49, 110, 126, 146, 147, 174, 193, 
205, 214, 221, 222, 293, 296, 303, 
305, 334. 

Nichols, 93, 94, 336. 

Nightingale (alias), 286. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



373 



Nonmies, 265. 

Nource, > 239. 

Nurse, j 249, 257, 315. 

Nowell.241. 

Noyes, 196, 211, 256, 260, 262. 

Nurse see Nource. 

Null age, 64. 

Nutting, 67, 68, 204, 234. 

Obod, 156. 

Oden, I 122. 

Odin, ( 122. 

Okrs, 23. 

Oliver, 28, 46, 75, 86, 100, 106, 188, 

254, 279, 282, 312. 
Orange, 43. 
Orn, 227. 
Orr, 73. 
O'Rourke, !&?. 
Osborne, I 95, 189. 
Osbimie, i 20. 
O-good, 20. 
Othan, 278. 

Oti, 7, 21. 29, 37, 42, 164, 176, 336. 
Oulion, 2S7, 299,331. 
Owen, 274. 

Paddock, 112. 

Page, 180, 182, 241, 257, 317. 

Paine, / 3, 20, 123, 162, 191. 202. 

Payne, j 22, 89, 91, 96, 100, 141, 174, 
185, 194, 215, 228, 243, 
287, 303, 335. 

Palmer, 8. 

Papoon, 10, 284. 

Parke, ( 181, 187, 298, 309. 

Parks, j 129. 

Parker, "1 6, 15, 21, 22, 39, 44, 56, 99, 
155, 174, 176, 177, 184, 
251, 252, 254, 263, 276, 
290, 291, 299, 302, 319, 
I 330. 

Parkers, J 127. 

Parkman, 43, 57, 60, 87, 98, 106, 115, 
149, 150, 152, 154, 163, 
171, 172, 176, 206, 210, 
234, 260, 265, 298. 

Parks see Parke. 

Parsons, 104, 227, 263. 

Partridge, 1 18, 23, 177, 253, 263, 265, 
274, 276, 279, 281, 283, 
322, 330, 336. 



175, 178, 
268, 280, 



119, 146, 

1sr>, 250, 
277, 289, 
320, 322, 



141, 142, 
169, 170, 
218, 233, 



269, 273, 
286, 287, 



Patridge, J 307. 

Patten, 21, 75, 175, 192, 220, 238. 

Patterson, 85, 140, 169, 208. 

Patridge nee Partridge. 

Payne see Paine. 

Payne-Miller, 151. 

Payson, 143, 186, 187, 188, 234. 

Peace, 104. 

Peacham, 64, 

Pease, / 27:2. 

Peese, \ 72. 

Peat, 64. 

Peck, 22, 50, 74, 93, 147. 

Pecker, 21, 36, 129, 179. 

Pee^-e nee Pease. 

Peirce, j 1, 21, 28, 65, 69, 70, 75, 102, 220, 239, 
277, 278. 

Pierce, ) 23, 52, 53. 58, 65, 68, 81, 101, 105, 110, 
111, 116, 125, 132, 145, 140, 153, 
155, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, ISO, 
197, 202, 243, 258, 280, 320, 330. 

Peirpoint, ) 323. 

Pierpoint, [ 141, 272,274. 

Pierpont, ) 177. 

Pelham, 64. 

Pembertoi), 9, 21, 273. 

Perkins, 22, 62, 145, 259, 261, 299, 304, 314, 331 . 

Perry, 91, 175, 177. 

Peters, 85, 163. 

Phillips, 2, 22, 23, 83, 91, 98, 191, 192, 214, 222, 
223, 284. 



Pico, 301. 
Pickering, 5, 67. 
Pierce *re Peirce. 
Pierpoint see 1'eirpoint. 
Peirpont nee Peirpoint. 
Pike, 75. 
Piper, 188. 
Pit, ) 199. 
Pitt, } 196, 

Pitts, ) 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 
27, 31,32,38,39,44,45, 40, 47, 48, 51, 
52, 54, 55, 59, 60, 62, 67, 74, 85, 100, 
134, 159, 161, 181,191,207,215,216, 
234, 251, 320. 

Pitcher, 87, 135, 262, 274, 335. 
I'itman, 9, 336. 
Pitt we Pit. 
Pitts see Pit. 
Platt, 61, 71, 84. 
Polly, 72. 
Pond, 124, 330. 
Pool, 237, 256, 293, 312. 
Poor, 46, 47. 

Pope, 179, 279, 284, 288, 326. 
Popkins, 64. 
Port, 307. 
Porter, 22, 23, 60, 71, 98, 105, 115, 134, 174, 

22S. 

Pote, 195. 
Potter, 3U1, 303. 
Potts, 21. 

Powell, 23, 74, 234, 254. 
Powers, 7, 22, 31, 39, 58, 65, 66, 147, 148, 156, 

169, 176, 183, 207, 234, 249. 
Pownal, 232. 

Prentice, 176, 179, 235, 237, 300, 319, 334. 

Preston, 23, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 

42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 

52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 

62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 

72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 

82, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91. 92, 93, 

94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 

103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, lOtf, 110, 

111, 112, 113, 140, 232, 234. 

Price, 8, 23, 27, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 

76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 

88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 

98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 

107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 

115,116, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 

124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 123, 130, 132, 

133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 

141,142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 14S, 

149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 

157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 161, 

165, 166, 167, 163, 169, 170, 171, 172, 

173,176, 179, 180, 181, 182, 18:;, ]si, 

185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 1"0, 192, 193, 

194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 190, 200, 201, 

202, 203, 204, 205, $06, 207, 208, 209, 

210,211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 

218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 

226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 23>, 

236,237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 

244, 245, 246, 247, 249, 2">0, 211, 2V2, 

253,254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 260, 201, 

262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 259, 

270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 

278, 279, 280, 281, 284, 286, 287, 238, 

289, 291, 292, 293, 294, 296, 297, 298, 

299, 300, 302, 303, 307, 309, 310, 311, 

312, 313, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 

322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 

330, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336. 

Prince, 21, 102, 225, 276, 291, 299, 319, 

330. 

Procter, 1 27, 29, 37, 43, 60, 89, 130, 136, 141, 
I 148, 154, 167, 169, 172, 194, 195, 204, 



[ 



227, 245, 249, 265, 280, 293, 320. 
Proctor, J 1. 21, 115, 196, 197, 298, -ill. 
Prout, 64, 187. 
Pulcifer, ) 116. 
Pulsifer, j 94. 



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Pullaen, ) 160. 

Pullen, J 156. 

Pulling, ) 46, 146, 147, 148, 150. 

Pulsit'er net- Pu'cifer. 

Pntham, 2fil, 262. 

Putnam, 122. 

Qnincy, 190. 

Ramsdel, 6S. 

Rand, 21, 42, 60, 175, 324. 

Raudill, ( 223. 

Handle, | 168, 

Ranger, 126, 136, 217, 221. 

Ran kin, 333. 

linphanol, 321. 

Ray, 44, 329. 

Raymond, 64. 

Read, / 23, 71, 146, 287, 291. 

Reed, t 22, 29, 61, 84, -27:), 320. 

Hennery, / 261, 262, L'74. 

Renneway, j 236. 

Reuchambou, 198. 

Reveire, ) 317. 

Revere, > 134, 168, 224, 320. 

Reviere, ) 224. 

Rex, 245. 

Rhodes, / 2^3, 248, 250, 290. 

Roads, ( 261. 

Rice, 245, 281. 

Rich, 307, 311. 

Richards, 59, 64, 86, 106, 187, 249, 250, 256, 

322, 328. 
Richardson, lie, 121, 123, 139, 228, 2S9, 291, 

336. 

Ridirowaj-,1 123. 

Ridgway, 58, 80, 82, 83, 89, 133, 138, 157, 
V 161, 174, 181, 191, 208,210, 244, 
I 249, 2'J6, 300, 317. 
RidgwaysJ 208. 
Ridler, l:tl. 
Riley, I 200. 
Hyly, (255. 
Rix, 75. 

Roads xee Rhodes. 
Robey, ( 146, 204. 
Roby, i 136, 145, 249. 
Robbing, ; I'.iO, 270. 
Robins, | 96, 297. 

Roberts, 330. 
Robins xee. Robbins. 
Robinson, 23, 69, 103, 104, 108, 122, 190, 203, 

233, 277, 288, 290, 293, 298. 
Roby see Robey. 
Roger, 46. 

Rogers, 21, 86, 179, 190, 191, 192, 317. 
Ross, 2o9, 271, 277. 
Rosselet, I 298, 320. 
Rousclet, i 231, 233, 238, 263, 265. 
Rouisten, 1 144, 231, 235. 
Roulston, { 75. 80, 81, 92, 108, 142, 155. 
Rouselet xee Rosselet. 
Row, / 75, 280. 
Howe, \ 110, 138, 14S, 284, 315. 
Royal, I 28, 44, 56, 64, 87. 
Ryal, I 44. 

Ruddock, 155, 179, 185, 331. 
Ruggles, 22, 83, 146, 155, 158, 175, 178, 230, 

2H, 242,248,292. 
Rnmley, 177, 191. 
Rumney, 310, 327, 328, 329, 335. 
Rumsey, 168. 
Rush, 45. 
Russel, 1 23, 141, 168, 172, 173, 176, 193, 207, 

I 2K>, 217, 241, 243, 265, 293, 295, 

f 297. 

Russell, J 142, 298. 
Ryal see Royal, 
liyly see Itiley. 

Salter, 9, 22, 42, 178, 179, 190. 
Sampson, 126. 
Sanderson, 152,320. 
Sauford, 163. 



Sargeant, 1 285. 

Sargent, | 61. 

Sergant, }>304. 

Sergeant, | 84, 183, 242, 252, 280. 

Sergent, J 71, 317. 

Saunders, 56, 236, 261, 2S7. 

Savage, 22, 70, 84, 117, 291. 

Sayler, 66. 

Scarlet, 191, 214, 322. 

Scollay, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34. 
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 
55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 
65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
75, 76,77, 78,79, 80,81, 82, 83, 84, 
85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 
95, 96, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 
104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 
111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 
126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 13:5, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 
142, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 
150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 
164. 165, 166, 167, 168, 169. 170, 
171, 175, 176, 179, 180, 181; 182, 
183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 
190, 192, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 
206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 
213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 
220, 221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 227, 
228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 
235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 
242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 
249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 
256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 
263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 
270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 
277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 
284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 
291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 
298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 
305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 
312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 
326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 
333, 334, 335, 336. 

Scott, ) 59, 81, 106, 188, 330. 

Scotts, } 191. 

Scottow, 64. 

Scotts see Scott. 

Seabring, 228. 

Searl, / 330. 

Scarls, \ 245. 

Sergant see Sargeant. 

Sergeant see Sargeant. 

Sergent see Sargeaut. 

Service, 239. 

Setten, ) 42. 

Sutten, J 158, 178. 

Button, ) 33, 90, 111, 157. 

Sever, 39, 40, 41, 172. 

Sewall, 2. 

Seward, 230. 

Shardon, 58. 

Sharp, 21, 135, 166, 224, -225, 235, 254. 

Shattuck, 21, 101, 125, 151, 176, 316. 

Shaw, 43, 60, 71, 97, 98, 115, 154, 188, 213, 
287. 

Sheaff, 59, 268, 321. 

Shed, 22, 178. 

Shepherd, 178, 192. 

Sherburne, 21, 22, 55, 125, 130, 141, 252, 320. 

Sherden, 237. 

Sherman, / 118. 

Shermin, I 244. 

Shimmin, 91. 

Sigorney, ( 65, 80, 157, 175, 186, 192, 251,321. 

Sigourney, j 20, 21, 316. 

Bilsby, 9. 



INDEX or NAMES. 



375 



Simkins, ( 86, 108, 117, 130, 132, 148, 187. 

Simpkins, \ 22, 63, 137, 208. 

Simmons, 328, 330. 

Simouds, / 329. 

Symmpnds, | 307. 

Simpkins see Simkins. 

Simpson, 190, 255, 290, 311, 330. 

Sinclear, 99. 

Singleton, 161, 162. 

Sish, 232. 

Skillen, J 211. 

Skillings, 1 183. 

Slade, 10, 22. 

Sloan, 6, 60, 80, 116, 175, 304. 

Small, 60, 196. 

Smith, 22, 39, 44, 50, 57, 76, 87, 108, 111, 113, 
114, 119, 126, 138, 144, 148, 155, 166, 
167, 174, 176, 177, 181, 182, 191, 203, 

213, 220, 227, 230, 239, 241, 243, 248, 
250, 251, 256, 269, 273, 297, 303, 312, 
332. 

Smithick, 20 

Snelling, 157. 

Snow, 175. 

Soames, ( 112, 176. 

Somes, i 83, 112. 

Sohier, 100,268. 

Somes see Soames. 

Southwick, 251. 

Spear, 5, 6, 23, 99, 176, 183, 212, 214, 221, 242, 

262, 280, 298, 317. 
Spencer, 166, 279. 
Sprague, 62, 193, 195, 309. 
Stackpole, ( 155, 175, 177, 289. 
Stagpole, j 22. 
Stacy, 213. 

Stagpole see Stackpole. 
Stainsby, 155. 
Stanbridge, 52. 
Stanton, 73, 165, 178. 
Starbuck, 258. 
Stearns, / 41. 
Sterns, ( 50, 56. 
Stebbins, ) 175, 177. 
Stibbins, i 175, 178, 191. 

Stedman, 29, 32, 33, 36, 60, 106, 107, 180, 182. 
Steene, 274. 
Stell, 210. 
Sterns nee Stearns. 
Stevens, 102, 191, 233, 235, 240, 254, 287, 294, 

314. 

Stevenson, 29, 178. 
Steward, 22, 236, 331. 
Stewart, \ 28, 57, 322, 336. 
Stuart, j 85, 115. 
Stibbins see Stebbins. 
Stickney, 178. 

Stillman, 41, 74, 135, 178, 293, 295. 
Stimps, 43. 

Stimpson, \ 23, 82, 132, 137, 138, 139, 204. 
Stirason, j 130. 
Stoddar, \ 298. 
Stoddard, I 20, 21, 27, 43, 60, 115, 142, 148, 153, 

f 154,161.234,258,331. 
Stodder, J 127, 171, 173, 218. 
Stone, 75, 270. 
Stonehouse, 216. 
Storer, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 

19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 3.1. 32, 

51, 119, 172, 176. 
Stow, 175, 178. 
Stuart see Stewart. 
Sturgis, 165, 175, 226. 
Sullavan, ) 185. 
Sullivan, } 251, 263, 284, 285, 302, 303, 305, 

308, 309, 317, .328, 33*!. 
Summers, 87. 
Sumner, 3, 43, 60, 66, 71, 115, 154, 188, 210, 

214, 218, 224, 231, 282. 
Sutherland, 252. 

Sutten see Setten. 
Sutton nee Setten. 
Swan. 175, 191, 276, 290. 
Swanton, 6, 75, 128, 178. 



Sweetser, 23, 129, 179, 187, 208, 232, 237, 266 

292. 

Swift, 198. 
Symes, j 74. 

Syras, < 21, 134, 174, 195. 
Syramonds see Simonds. 
Syms see Symes. 

Taber, 220. 

Tallman, 81. 

Tarbox, 195. 

Targus, 241. 

Tate, 155, 191, 292. 

Taunt, 301, 303. 

Tayler, ( 28, 184, 191, 232, 331. 

Taylor, \ 44, 90, 118, 288. 

Templeman, 167, 168. 

Templeton, 168. 

Thatcner, 260, 262, 333. 

Thaxter, 111. 

Thayer, 3, 9, 41, 42, 43, 136, 141, 143, 175, 178, 
179, 220, 295, 300, 321, 335. 

Thomas, 92, 99, 210, 218, 249, 263, 273, 277, 
281, 293, 298, 299, 302. 

Thompson, 9, 21, 84, 115, 143, 154, 175, 187, 
188, 191, 209, 218, 233, 240, 245, 
250, 259, 276, 319, 326. 

Thonhal, 207. 

Thorps, 72. 

Thwing, 100. 

Tickner, I 283. 

Ticknor, ( 282. 

Tidd, 176, 320. 

Tileston, ~| 2, 23, 46, 69, 75, 80, 89, 91, 104, 215, 
1 252, 301, 324. 

Tillston, [226. 

Tylston, J 193. 

Tilley, 72, 104, 170, 171. 

Tillston see Tileston. 

Tilton, 171. 

Timmins, 23. 

Toamy, 11. 

Tod, t 174, 196. 

Todd, i 133,297. 

Torey, 1 296. 

Torrey, I 23, 28, 43, 60, 71, 115, 176, 221. 

Torry, [61,123. 

Tory, J 276, 277. 

Tower, 168, 173. 

Townsend, 21, 60, 110, 240, 247. 

Tracy, 255, 262. 

Trail, 178. 

Treach, 190. 

Trefoy, 46. 

Trescot, ( 279. 

Triscot, 1 113. 

Trickey, 233. 

Triscot nee Trescot. 

Trott, 87. 

Trow, 102, 104, 320. 

Tucker, 155. 

Tuckerman, 8, 23, 136, 141, 233, 234. 243, 249, 
251, 263, 271, 336. 

Tuder, ) 89, 136, 138, 150, 158, 161, 190, 309. 

Tudor, i 328. 

Tufts, / 255, 262. 

Tuffts, i 188, 190. 

Tukesberry, ~| 188. 

Tukesbury, I 81, 114, 139, 209, 212, 214, 242, 
f 271, 280, 292. 

Tuksberry, J 169. 

Turel, 22. 

Turner, 9. 

Tyler, 93, 174, 177. 192, 214, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, i72, 
273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 230, 
281, 282, 284, 285, 286, 287, 2S8, 2S9, 
290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 
298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 
306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 
314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 
322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 
331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336. 

Tylston see Tileston. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



Underwood, 16. 

Uran, 53, 58, 65, 109, 164, 165, 283, 2s:>, -J'.i7, 

335. 
Usher, 44, 64, 86, 106, 233. 

Vails, 32, 33. 

Valentine, 129. 

Valneas, 159. { See DeValneaB.) 

Vandale, / 33, 75. 

Vandiel, i 111. 

Vanderbush, 323. 

Vandiol oee Vandale. 

Veasey, 1 234. 

Veazey, '.336. 

Veazie, f321. 

Vezey, J 85, 330. 

Venuvere, 293, 305. 

Vernon, 9, 20, 94, 190, 191, 301, 303, 308. 

Vezey gee Veasey. 

Vickery, 260. 

Vinal, 149, 210, 224, 233, 280, 281, 284, 324. 

Vincent, 8, 20, 174, 177, 191, 192, 214. 

Vinson, *93. 

Viomeni, 201. 

Vose, 67, 81, 253, 290, 293, 303. 

Wade, 192. 

Wainwright, 29, 57, 263. 

Waistcoat, 320. 

Wait, 175, 177, 191. 

Wakefeild, I 83, 85, 94, 314. 

Wakcrield, i 9, 28, 106, 107, 178, 320. 

Walcut, ) 64, 191. 

Wolcut, [24. 

Woolcut, ) 20, 22, 57. 

Waldo, 6, 23, 94, 105. 

Waldron, 9. 

Wales, 74, 119, 162, 245, 261, 286, 328, 336. 

Walker, 28, 81, 108, 125, 142. 

Wall, 238. 

Wallace, ) 2, 70, 83, 92, 93, 93, 116, 126, 147, 
> 148, 155, 156, 162, 175, 281, 310. 

Wallis, ) 23, 160, 274. 

Walley, 23, 122, 231, 294, 295, 296, 297, 29S, 
293, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 
307,308,309,310,311, 312, 313, 
314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 
321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 
328, 329, 330, 332, 333. 334 335, 
336. 

Whallcy, j 298, 299, 300, 301. 

Wallis see Wallace. 

Waort, ) 184. 

Wiart, [ 175. 

Woart, ) 217, 265. 

Ward, 74, 241. 

Warden, 34, 243, 287, 293, 299. 

Warner, 97, 228, 242. 

Warren, 60, 103, 120, 139, 172, 218, 234, 235. 

Washington, 25, 36, 115. 

Waters, 89, 101, 105, 115, 125, 154, 176, 192, 
204, 212, 215, 218, 250, 319, 322, 
325 

Watson, 164, 192, 202, 234. 

Watts, 154, 165. 

Way, 313, 314, 331. 

Weat, I 233. 

Wheat, i 316. 

Wwitherbey, ) 137. 

Wetherbe, \ 263. 

Witherby, ) 174, 177. 

Wear, 14, 57, 62, 63, 126, 201, 293. 

Weasey, 331. 

Weaver, 194. 

Webb, 5, 6, 50, 176, 191, 222, 226, 320. 

Webber, 105, 257. 

Webster, 101, 176, 232. 

Weeks, 300. 

Welch, 1 9, 47, 57, 60, 85, 87,103, 106,129,146, 
! 150, 152, 157, 164, 202, 205, 211, 225, 
f 234, 260, 301, 330. 

Welsh, J 21. 

Weld, I 179, 296. 

Welds, i 297, 300, 301, 310. 



Wells, 9, 23, 97, 134, 153, 176, 191,207, 252, 
261,280. 

Welsh nee Welch. 

Wendell, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13,18, 
20, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34,35,36,39, 
44, 45, 46, 47, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 
59, 60, 67, 74, 85, 86, 87, 92, 106, 
125, 205, 224, 230, 232, 233, 234, 
238, 240, 261, 262, 274, 278, 279, 
284, 295, 328, 335. 

Wentworth, 21, 174, 177. 

Wetherbe .tee Weatherbey. 

Weyer, ) 201. 

Wyer, j 81, 83, 213, 285. 

Whalley see Walley. 

Wharton, 178. 

Wheat gee Weat, 

Wheatley, 22. 

Wheeler, 12, 28, 57, 85, 94, 120, 125, 129, 145, 
175, 178, 179, 204, 217, 224, 248, 
302, 307, 308, 309, 320, 328. 

Wheeling, 192. 

Wheelright, ) 311. 

Wheelwright, i 192, 263, 298, 303, 304. 

Whipple, 84, 126, 166, 171, 181, 195, 220. 

Whitcomb, 28, 56. 

White, 1 5, 15, 22, 23, 28, 39, 52, 56, 69, 74, 99, 
116, 145, 155, 160, 165, 173, 192,219, 
} 237,243.251,265,275,289,298,301, 
319, 324, 326. 

Wight J 74, 237, 322. 

Whitehead, 306. 

Whitman, > 9, 192. 

Witman, \ 223. 

Whitmore, I 9. 

Whitney, j 230. 

Whiton, 68. 

Whitteraore, 266. 

Whittle, 106,233, 287. 

Whitwell, 22, 107, 103, 168, 215, 221, 294, 319. 

Whitworth, 21, 60. 

Wiart see Waort. 

Wier, 23, 87, 124, 125, 174, 191. 

Wight see White. 

Wild, ) 68, 242. 

Wilde, ( 217. 

Wilester, 157. 

Wilks, 13. 

Williams, 5, 8, 21, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 
39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47,48, 
49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 63, 69, 70, 71, 
72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 
83, 84, 85, 87, 83, 89, 90, 91,92,93, 
94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 
110, 111, 112, 113, 147, 184, 187, 
231, 250, 276, 277, 311, 319, 321, 
322, 331. 

Willis, 7, 31, 39, 58, 65, 66, 117, 113, 183, 249. 
260, 274, 

Williston, 57, 61, 63, 67, 284. 

Wills, 91. 

Willson, 76, 115, 241. 

Wimbles, 116. 

Wing, 9, 10, 46, 114, 181, 191, 215, 296, 321. 

Winnet, 157, 186. 

Winship, 184. 

Winslow, 28, 47, 48, 64, 75, 177, 280, 282, 285. 

Winthrop, 2'2, 70, 174, 193, 208, 248. 

Wise, 29, 192, 197, 320. 

Wiswell, 38, 233, 292. 

Witherby see Weatherbey. 

Wilherel, ) 138. 

Withrell, J 304. 

Witman nee Whitman. 

Whittington, 9, 161, 190, 301. 

Woart see Waort. 

Wolcut nee Walcut. 

Woodman, 88. 

Woodward, 117, 260, 280, 288. 

Woolcut see Walcut. 

Wort, 312. 

Worth, 299. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



377 



Wright, 66, 336. 
Wyer nee Weyer. 
Wymen, 125. 

Yanccy, / 148, 156, 157, 168. 
Youncey, j 146, 191. 



Yorke, 86. 

Yorkus, 60. 

Youncey nee Yancey. 

Young, 75, 128, 139, 155, 177, 192, 213. 

Youngman, 163. 



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