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A EEPORT 



Record Commissioners 



CITT OF BOSTON, 



EECOEDS OF BOSTON SELECTMEN, 1716 TO 1736. 




BOSTON: 
HOCKWEII. AND CHDECHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

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[DOODMBNT 77 — 1885.] 



CITY OF mKm boston. 




A REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS. 



The present report, the thirteenth in number, is a con- 
tinuation of the Selectmen's Hecords, and is continnoiis with 
the Eleventh Keport. The entries cover the period from 
March 20, 1715-16, through September 8, 1736, comprising 
the third and fouilh of the nianut-cript volumes. 

Especial notice is calleil to the editorial Dote on page 239. 

There cannot be two opinions as to the value at these 
minutes in which all the lesser transactions of the townsmen 
are recorded. The Commissioners are happy to announce 
that the City Council has authorized the publication of an- 
other volume of these records, as also one of the Town 
Records, which will he placed in the hands of the printers 
at once. 

William H. Whitmokb, 
William S. Appleton, 

Record Commissioners. 

CiTT Hall, Bobtoh, June 1, IS86. 



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1715 TO 1729. 



New Inhabit* Admitted by y* Sel men viz*. 
28. Luke Verdey, Tho' Phillips & Wm Maccarty 

being Suretyes. 
12. Thorn' Jackler, Wm Downes & Thorn' God- 
frey Surtyes . 
19. Richard Reeves Admitted, Rich^ Procter & 
Walter Newbery, Surties. 
7***. Will" Pitson Admitted, Jos. Hillier & Rich*. 
Proctor, Surtyes. 

10. Thom. Finch admitted, Jn* Gibbs & Thorn" 

Debuke bein Suretyes. 

11. James Palen, admitted, George Monk & Ob*. 

Proctor being Suretyes. 

25. Sam^ Granger admitted, Ob. Proctor & 

Greorge Shore, being his Suretys. 

26. Anthony Under wood admitted Cap*. Gilbert 

Bant & Tho'. Loyd being Surtyes. 

25. Michael Habbat admitted Peter Lucee, Will'*'. 

Thomas, being Surtyes. 

30. John Dyman, Admitted, James Lowden, 

Thomas Townsend, Suretyes. 

27. James Colter admited, Cap*. James Starling, 

Surty. 

26. Thomas Ree, admited, W"" Pain E**. Surty. 

31. John Thing, admitted m' fran. Borland, John 

Dorrill, Surtyes. 
31. Brice Blare, admitted, Josiah Franklin, James 

Davenpor, Surtyes. 
1. Will"* Trow, admitted, Ephra"". fenno, nath 

Heten, Surtyes. 
18. W" Goodwin, admitted, Nath. Mors, Tho. 

Price, Surtves. 
16. Robert Tompson, admitted, Abraham Blish, 

Richard Draper, Surtj^s. 
26. John Swinerto admited, Erasmus Stevens, 

Grafton feverary, or Feveryear, Surty 
6. Henry Harnison admited, Phillip Bongarden, 

Martin Bremer, Surty s 
8. W". Haleton, admited, W". Lambert, Bobert 

Achmody. Suitys. 



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'City Document No. 77. 



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[•!.]'•• Aiino 1715. 16. At a tneetin of the Sel. men tho 20*" of 

^.Marlfth, being present Mesu" John Marion, William Welsteed, 

,• :* 1Br?lbi3*ah Savage Sam". Greenwood John Charnock & Jotin Baker. 

•.'••••• Liberty is granted to John Sanderline to keep a School in this 

, • ' Town for the Teaching of Navigation, writeing and Arithraatick. 

The Several Scavingers are by the Sel. men Assigned to the 
respective wards according to the Distribution agreed on the 8*** of 
Feb'y Last viz'. 

Nath. Aires to North ward, unto w^^ they have now added the 
whole of Fleet & Bennet Streets. 

Thom* Lee to Fleet ward, unto w*''^ they have now added the 
whole of Wood & Beer Lanes. 

Will™ Tyler to Creek ward, unto w®*" ihey have added y* whole of 
Wings Lane & y* So'^ end of Hanover Street. 

Benj* Fitch, Henry Dering jun'. to Kings ward & change ward 
a division Since made 30 april 1717, unto w'''* they have added the 
whole of Milk Street & Malbrough Street as farr as Rausons Lane 
and the whole of that. 

Sam" Haugh to Pond Ward 

Edw**. Okes to South Ward 

Anthony Blount to Bridg Ward 

At a meeting of y* SeL men the 26'** of march. 

In answere to the request of m' Joshua Gee, The Sel. men do 
grant to him the Loan of y® Townes plat of y® Cove, in order to 
his takein a Copie thereof and to return y® Same Safe. 

[3.] Anno 171 6. At Mmootino: of the Selectmen the 3** of April, 
riberty is granted to Jonathan Burnel to digg open the High 
way in Middle Street for the Laying his Cellar draine there from 
his House into the comon Shore in \Vood-Lane, Provided that he 
Lay the S** draine with Brick or Stone as the Law directs & that 
he do the Same in parts, So as not to Stop the way, but leave 
a free passage for carts, and that he Secure y® S^ Comon Shore 
from any earth running or falling into the Same, And also that he 
forth with make good Such part of y® S** H. way where he Shall 
So digg. 

Rich** Talbut Block-maker who came Lately into this Town from 
London his Petition for Liberty to Exercise his Trade in this Town 
is disallowed by y' Sel. men. 

m"" Sam" Wentworth" Petition to Erect buildings w"* Timber on 
y® Lower Sid of Ann Street disallow** by y® Sel men. 

Voted. That John Tuckerman is appointed to be Cowkeep' for 
this Town for the Summer next ensuing. 

And he the S** Cowkeeper is enjoyned to procure Sufficient 
Assistance So as due caie be taken in Looking after and Keeping 
the cows comitted to his charge. And he is to take cai-e of watering 
the Bulla belonging toy® Heard, and to put them up by night, in 
Such place or places as the Select men Shall appoint. And as a 
Reward for his S** Service, he the S** Cowkeeper is I rn powered to 
demand and receive of the Owners of 'Such cows, the Sume of two 
Shillings p head for each Cow. 



Selectme:n's Minutes, 1716. 3 

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And the S* John Tuckerman is appointed and Impowered to 
Inspect and Prosecute all Such persons as Shall Transgress the 
Town order or By-Law [3.] Relating to any Horse dry Cattell or 
Sheep found going at Large on the comon, or on the Streets or High 
wayes in this Town, for the year ensuing, and (if need be) to Im- 
pound any Such horse or Cattell So found going at Large contrary 
to the order afore S**. 

Mesu" Rivers Stanhope & Edw*^. Enstone their Petion as partners 
to keep a School of manners or Danceing School in this Town, is 
disapproved by the Sel. men. 

April 11*^. 
Liberty is Grated by mesu" Joseph Wadswortb, Will™ Welateed, 
Habijah Savage and John Baker Sel. men, unto Deacon John 
Barnert to digg open ab* eight or ten foot, of the High- way in Clark 
Square for the repairing his draine, to convey his wast water into 
the comon Shoar there. Provided that he Lay the S^. Draine w*** 
brick or Stone as y* Law directs, and that he forthwith repair & 
make good that part of y* S**. H. way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y* Select men April I?"*. 

Joseph Royals Petition for y* Removal of an old building w*^ 
addition to the Highth w*^ Timb' disallowed by S. m. 

Liberty is granted to William Tyler to digg open in y* Townes 
H. way in Fish market for Laying new pipes to convey the water 
out of his Cellar draine into y* Dock. 

The T. Treasu' is directed to Supply m' Danforth w*^ 

money not exceeding three pounds to wards his Expences in case 
he undertake to find out & Survey, y' 1000 Acres of Land belonging 
to this Town on y* North Side of Merrimack River. 

[4.] Annol716. Atameetingof the Select men y'24"' of April. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Isue forth wan*" to warn the 
Inhabit*" to meet at the Town-House on Tuesday the 8*** of May 
next at two of the Clock in y® after noon, to choose Representitives 
according to Precept. And also to choose three constables in y* 
room of mesu" Gowen, Gibbins & Sanders who have refused to 
Serve, and to agree upon conclude & finish Such other matters as 
w' under consideration at y® Last and continued to be further 
debated at their next meeting and to advise and direct ab^ what Shall 
be done relating to the Granary, and to consider y® motion made 
by Sundry Inhabit*" ab* Paveing of Summer Street. 

and that Printed Tickets, and bells ordered to be rung, as here- 
tofore hath been practiced upon y® Like Occasion. 

And That y* R^. m' Pemberton be desired to be present at y* 
opening of S'* Meeting. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men, April 30"*. 

m' Exercise Connant is appinted & Impowered to oversee and 
Inform of the breach of the Laws of this Province against Intem- 
perance, Prophaness and Other I moralities, and for Reformation of 
manners, And also to Prosecute the Breach of y® By-Laws & Penal 
oi-ders of this Town. 



4 City Document No. 77. 

And the Select men will allow him a Sutable recom pence for his 
S* Service 

Agreed w*** Thomas Prat y' he is Sufficient!}' to repaire and 
keep in repaire 3* H. way runing thr6 His & m' Irland* farm for 
Seven years from 27*^ Octo*" 1715 & leave y" Same in good repair, 
for w®^ he is to be p**. twenty-five Shill. p annum, according to 
Ancient agreem' w*^ m' Ireland. 

[6.] Addington Davenport Esq' haveing proposed to the Bel. 
men, as folio weth viz^ 

That where as the Westerly corner of that his Land belonging 
to the Mansion House of the Hon**^® Isaac Addington Esq' deceaced, 
comes further out, to wards the High way then tlie range of the 
other part of his Land abutting on hulfe Square Court in Boston. 
And he proposes to Add to the S^ Way a part of the S** corner 
of Land in exchange for an Equivalent of Land next thereto 
adjoyning. 

The Select men in Complyance with his S* Motion, and as a 
better accomodation to the S^ way. Do consent and agree that the 
S^ m' Davenport do Inclose and add unto his Land out of the S** 
High way, Two feet & Six inches in breadth, extending from his 
South Gate post parralel with the Range of his fence now Sanding, 
as far Southerly as the S* corner or nook of Land, w^^ is ab* Seven 
feet and a halfe in length dist* from y* S^. Gate Post. Provided 
that (according as he halh Proposed) the S* m' Davenport do Lay 
open & add unto the S** High way the like quantity out of the S^ 
corner of his Land. 

[6.] At a meeting of His Maj"®* Justices within the Town of 
Boston. And the Sel. men of y* S'^ Town the 30"» of April 1716. 
being present. 

Elisha Hutchinson 

Thom' Palmer 

Sam" Checkley 

Sam" Lynde 

Edw^ Lyde 

Thom' Newton 

David Jeflferyes 

Sam" Keeling 

William Hutchinson 

John Marion ^ 

Wiir Welsteed 1 ^,. ^^„ 
TT u" u 4.' r oelect men 

Habijah Savage j 

John Baker j 

Voted, That m' Daniel Oliver be the master, and the Rest of 

the present Overseers of the Poor be the wardens of the Worke 

House in this Town for this present year. 



At a meeting of the Sel. men, y* IS*** of May. 

William Perkins his Petition to build w'*" Timb' a Leanttoo next 
cap* Eph'. Savages House, disallowed. 

The price of wheat now Stated by y' Sel. men for Regulating 
y* Assize of bread is four Shillings and Sixpence p Bushel. 



Esq", Justices 



SELEGTME^'S MiNUTES, 1716. 5 

[7.J Anno 1 716. At a meeting of the Select men, May y* 22"*. 

Liberty is granted to m' John Frizzet to digg open y* High way 
in Fleet Street for y* Laying a Cellar draine of his into y* common 
Shore there. 

Provided he Lay the Same with brick or Stone as the Law directs, 
and also that he forthwith make good that part of the H. way 
where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y* 5*** of June. 

Ordered. That y* T. Clerk Isue forth war** for a Town meeting 
at y* T. House on Tuesday y* 12"* of June cur* at two of y® clock 
after noon for y^ Granting money, andy^ other business continued, 
and to chuse One Constable in y* room of m' I'ho* Jackson who 
refuseth to Serve, and to consider of any other proposal w^ may 
be Offered for y* benefit of y® Town. 

and y' m'. Sewall be desired to be ther present. 

and That m' Flagg do order y* bells to be rung. 

The question being asked of y* Sel. men whether they as of 
Opinion that Abigal Howlet Should be acknowledged as an In* 
habit* of Boston. Voted in the Affirmative. 

William Feirse* Petition to build w*^ Timb' disallowed by y* Sel 
men. 

[8«] Anno 1716. At a meeting of y* Sel. men, y" 19"* of June. 

Liberty is granted to Agnis Gwinop on y* behalfe of the Heiree 
of Ezekiel Hamlin deceaced to digg open the High way in Prince 
Street for y* Repairing their Cellar draine Leading into y* Comoc 
Shoar there. 

Provided She Lay the Same w*** brick or Stone as y® Law directs, 
and also forth with to make good Such part of y* S** way where 
She Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y* 3** of July. 

Ordered. That Application be made to y® Court of Gen" Ses- 
sions of y* Peace for y® County of Suffolke now Sitting. Signi- 
fieing that this Town is in y* Practice of Upholding a Select.watch 
as was agreed on bv v® members of counceil, Justices and Sel, men 
of y S^ Town the 29^ of Appril, 1714. 

And that y* Inhabit*" at their meeting y* 12*^. of June Last, did 
grant the Surae of three hundred pounds for the Support therof 
for this present year. 

Praying the S^ Court to order a Rule for Apportioning and Leve- 
ing the Same as y® Law directs. 

At a meeting of 3® Sel. men July 13*^. 

Arthur Trist who came from Plymouth in G*. Brittaine, was by 
order of y* Sel. men warned to depart. 

Peter Bowen Cord winder who came from Eng** in y® Allen, Tim* 
Asten, to this Town in may Last was by order of y® Sel. men 
warned to depart. 

[9.] Eliz* Demark Widd° now at Negro Tom" with her dau' 

came from was by order of y® Sel. men warned to depart on 

y" 7*** of July cur*. 



6 City Document No. 77. 

Sam^ Russell of Newtown came into this Town ab* three moneth 
past, was on y® 22*** of June Last by order of y® Sel. mei> warned 
to depart. 

Rob* Carver, Sarah Tomlin, John Minzy, John Hobbs, Sarah 
Wartine, James Mountier, W" (for Charles) Man, Eliza H auks- 
worth, Sarah Cross, Derick Geball, & Joseph Everton. their Re- 
spective Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drink, as Retaylers 
w'. disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

James Pitson, Walter Brown, Thom". Loyd, John Wass, & Luke 
Vardey. their respective Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drink 
as Inholders. w' disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

John Ranger his Petition for Lycence to Sell drink as an Inhol- 
der at his House on Pools wharfe. 

and Sarah Wormwall at her House in Fish Street w' allowed by 
y® Sel. men & accordingly Recomended. 

At a Meeting of y* Sel. men, 17*^ July. 

The Sel. men haveing before Excepted to y* renewall of y* 
Lycces of Hannh Kent, l5aved Copp, & AUex' Millar, the Sel. men 
haveing now heard them upon that head. Voted. That y" S* 
Excepion be now w*** drawn, and y* they have now no objection 
to y® renewall of y' L3'cences. 

[10«] William Smith a Millar now at Waldo" who Sayes he 

came Lately from BristoU w*^ Brisca was by order of y® Sel. 

men warned on y® 13*^ of July cur* to depart out of this Town. 

Dorothy Wenton Widd"* being present Sayes She came from Car- 
olina to N. york, & from thence came by Land to Roxbury where 
She Tarryed a few dayes, & came from thence into this Town y* 
15*^ of July cur*. 

She is now by y* Sel. men, warned to depart out of this Town. 

At a meeting of y" Sel. men July 24*^ 

Nath" Emons, Mary Codner, their respective Petition for Lycen- 
ces to Sell Strong drink as Retaylers are disallowed by y® Sel. 
me. 

Archiball Maquiddy' Petition to Sell as an Inholder. disallowed 
by y* Sel. men 

Sarrah Tomlin & Eliz* Hauks worth their respective Petitions 
for Lycences to Keep comon Victualling Houses w' disallowed by 
y® Sel. men 

Thomas Loyds Petition to y® Sel. men to w^ draw their Excep- 
tion Ag* his Lycence disallowed. 

Margeret Claxsons Petion for Lycence to Retail as formerly is 
allowed by y® Sel. men 

Edward Durant & John Smallpeice, their respective Petitions to 
Sell as Inholders allowed by y® Sel. in. 

John Badcock of Milton who Sayes he came from thence into 
this Town ab* 3 weeks past was on y® 17**^ of July Cur* Warned to 
depart. 

Charles Man" Petition to Sell as a Retayler at his Still-House, 
disallowed. 

[11.] William Stevens who Sayes he came w*^ his Wife from 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1716. 7 

Pensilvania into this Town ab' Six weeks past was on y* 14* of 
July cur*., by order of y® Sel. men, warned to depart out cf this 
Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y® 27*^ July. 

John Jarvice, Thomas Jones their Respective Petitions to Sell \ 
Strong drink as Retaylers w' allowed by y* Sel. men. 

m" Sarah Whartin" having revived her Petiti5 to Sell drink as a 
Retayler disallowed by ye Sel : men 

Nath^ EtSons at y* Dock, & George Allen in Newber3' Street 
their respective Petitions to Sell Strong drink as Inholders w' al- 
lowed by y® Sel. men. 

Waller Brown & Luke Verdey their respective Petitions to Sell 
drink as In-holders were disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

Eliz*. Ilauksworths Petition to keep a comon Victualing House 
disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

Voted. That the Exception made by y* Select men to the Re- 
newall of John Wass his Lycence as a Retayler be with drawn. 

July the 30* 

Lists of persons warned to depart out of this Town now returned 
to the Clerk of y® Peace. 

[13.] y® Sel. m. y« mett. 

William Skinner his Petition That his Lycence as an Inn-holder 
in North Street may be Transferred So as that he may Occupy the 
Same at the Hous of m'. Thomas Clark nigh Scarlets Wharfe in 
Boston. 

Voted, by y* Sel men for that they have before approved John 
Smallpeice to Sell drink as an Inholder there. 

Thorns. Jones' coach man Petition to Sell Strong drink as a Re- x 
tayler in Queen Street disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

Voted. Thtit Rich^ Pullen be Voted & Recommended to y* 
court of Gen^^ Sessions as a Sutuble person to keep a Publick 
House at y^ Exchang Tavern in Boston. 

Eliz* Hawksworth haveing Revived her Petition to Sell drink as 
a Retayler is disallowed b}'^ y® Sel. men. 

Samuel Bligh' Petition to Sell drink as an Inhold' disallowed by 
ye Sel. men 

Hannah, Wife of John Peirse of Swanzey who Sayes She had 
been in this Town ab' Seven weeks, was on y* 18*^ of July cur* 
warned by order of y® Sel. men to depart out of this Town. 

At a meeting of His Maj"" Justices being present thirteen in 
Number. And the Sel. men of Boston, being of them Six in 
Numb' the 3 1'^. of July. 

Voted an Agreement that aWard on y® neck as agreed on y* 4*^ of 
Aug. 1712 be revived and continued "for 8 Lords dayes ensuing, 
and that accordingly directions for y* Same be given to y® Sever" 
constables. 

[13.] Voted an agreement y* the Justices & Select men &c. 
by turns do walk by night as formerly to Suppress disorders for the 
Space of Eight weeks following, & y° Assortm* be made agree- 
able to that made y* 8"» of Feb'y Last for Vissitiug of Familyes. 



8 City Document No. 77. 

At a Meeting of y* Sel. m. tbe 14*** of August. 

Sarah Tomlins Petition to Sell drink as a Retayler or to keep a 
Cromon Victualling House being againe Revived, the Sel. men do 
refuse to proceed to a vote in as much as y* time for granting 
Lycences is past. 

Whereas Cap* Joshua Lamb & his Predicessors have for many 
years past Practised the cutting & carrying a way of Turff from 
Off an Acre of y® Towns Marsh for Repaireing their Dam, and no 
Record appearing for his or their Liberty So to do 

The Select men do now agree to Release unto him the S^. Lamb 
all and every Such former Tresspas, On condition he do pay unto 
y* Town Treasu' the Sume of Ten Shillings for what is past. 

Where as m' Sam" Millar of Milton is behind hand the Sum of 
Sixty pounds being his part of 200* by bond due the 10*** of May 
Last past, and at his request, Signifying his Willingness to pay 
intrest for the Same untill the 10*** of may next. 

The Sel. men do there fore advise y* Treasu' to Suspend com- 
enceing Sute for y* Same. 

[14«] Pursuant to the directions in the Law Relating to Free 
Negro's 

The Select men do now order the Free male Negro's, Mollato's 
Ac. of this Town, hereafter named, & each of them diligently to 
attend and Labour, in cleaning or Repaireing the High wayes, or 
other Services for y* comon benefit of this Town, at Such time & 
place as the Sel. men, or Such person or persons whom they 
Shall thereto appoint. Shall order & direct, for the Space of So 
many dayes as is hereafter Sett down against each of their names. 
As an Equivalent to watchings Trainings &c. performed by others, 
vizt. 

dayet. 

Papaw Dick ------ 6 

Graiidy Eliot 6 

Peter Quaco ------ 3 

Phillip Hutchinson ----- 6 

Dick Dudley 3 

Tom Rumny marsh ----- 4 

Exeter Foxcrof t ------ 6 

Ned Hubbert 4 

Mingo Quinsie - - - . - 5 

Mingo Walker - - - - - 4 

Joseph Jalla - - - . - - 6 

Ephraim Boyser ------ 5 

Boston Wait ------ 6 

Great John ------ 6 

Sabastin Levensworth - - - - • 3 

Dick Patience - - - • - - 6 

Mingo Winthrop - - • - - 6 

TomCowel 6 

Toney & m' Gees - - • - . - 3 

Jo. Bl. Nannes husb^ - - • • • 5 

Anthony Negro - - - - • - 6 

John Bridge ---••• 6 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1716. 9 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men August 21*^ 

The Sel. men do desire & appoint Cap^ Hab. Savage to direct 
and Implo}' y* above S* negro's unto their S* worke in y* Servis of 
this Town. 

[15 •] The Price of Wheat now Stated by y* Select men for 
Regulating the Assize of Bread is Five Shilling p Bushel. 

Nicholas Lewen Bread baker being a Stranger Sayes he hath 
for Some moneths past Exerciced his Trade in this Town the 
Select men do now warn him to depart out of this Town w"' in y* 
Space of fourteen dayes next ensuing. 

William Speakman Bread Baker Sayes he came from Engl^ into 
this town ab^ five Moneth' Since and that his Lodging hath been 
at y* House of m' John Wass, The Sel. men do now warn him to 
depart out of this Town w'^ in y* Space of fourteen dayes next 
ensuing. 

Voted. That y* Sel. men are of Opinion that it will be for the 
benefit of this Town to make Some Addition to y* Wharfes at y" North 
Side of y* Town Dock. And That Cap* Habijah Savage. Cap* 
John Charnock & m' William Welsteed be desired as a comittee to 
Efiect the Same. 

At a meeting of y" Sel. men, Sep* 4. 

Rob'. Orange & Benj* Brown their Severall Petitions to build 
^th ximb', disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

Joseph Calefs Petition for a Slaugh*' House disallowed. 

John Reed a Smith who lately came from Engld. is warned to 
depart y® Town w*^ in 14 dayes. 

Ordered that m'. Flagg do warn John Harwood to remove 
Earth w*'^ he Layd in Back street. 

[16.] Sept' 21*^ at noon. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men 

Whereas there is a Publick Notification und' the hand of Edward 
Weavor Dep* Register of y* Court of Admeralty, Signifying an 
Appointm* of a Sale of a Ship called the Province Galley w*^ her 
Appurtenances, at the place where the court is held at five of y® 
clock this after noon, And the S** Select men upon Observeation 
thereof, haveing Signified to the Hon''^® John Minzes Esq, Judg of 
the S^ Court That the management of a Publick Sale in y® Town- 
House is Forrein from y® declared Intentions in Erecting thereof, 
and that Such a President ma}' be of III Tendancy, Advised him 
not to mannage a Sale there, and that In discharge of the Trust 
Reposed in them, they hold themselves Obliged to disallow the 
Improveing any part of y® S** House to an}' other use then what 
was proposed in Erecting the Same. And they do direct that the 
S^ Hon^ Judg have an Attested Copie hereof forth w*^ Sent him. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 24"' of Sepf 

Whereas m' John Marion for two moneths Last past hath been 

Imployed in prosecuting the Penall orders or By-Laws of this 

Town. 
Voted, that he be paid Si^ pounds for that service. 



10 City Document No. 77. 

Voted, that M' Ezekicl Walker be desired and he is here by Iin- 
powered to Proseeut [17«] Such persons as Shall Transgress 
any of the Laws of this Province against Intemperance, Immor- 
ality & Prophaness, and for Refonnation of Manners. And also 
to prosecute any person or persons who Shall Transgress any of 
the penal orders or Bj'-Laws of this Town. 

M" Eliz* Maecart}^ haveing Signify ed to the S** Select men that 
She is ab' to Sink a Well on y* Northerly Side of her House on her 
Land next adjoyning to Brattle Street, and being Straightened for 
room in her Land Sufficient to Effect the Same, and haveing moved 
to y* S^ Sel. men for Liberty to digg partly into the S^ Street for 
the accomodation thereof. 

Voted a grant to S** M" Maccarty to digg not Exceeding two 
foot into the H^ Street, on condition that She forth with make 
good and Sufficiently cover the Same, and that She and her Suc- 
essors do for ever here after maintain the Same in good Repaire 
So, So as that y* S** Street be no wayes Straitened or anoyed there 

by 

Luke Verdy' Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as an 
Inholder at y* Exchange Tavern is Voted disallowed by y* Sel. 
men. 

Joseph Peirson Labourer came from y* Havana into this Town 
ab' twelve dayes before was by order of y® Sel. men Warned on 
y* 24*^ of Aug Last to depart out of this Town. 

[18 •] John Jackson Joyner who Sayes he came from England 
into this Town Ab' ttiree weeks before was by order of y® Sel. men 
on y* 24*** of August, warned to depart out of this Town. 

At a meeting of y® Select men 16*** Octo'. 

Libeitv is granted to Cap* Thorn* Porter to digg open the H. 
way in Fleet Street for y* Laying his Cellar Draine in to y® comon 
Shore there. Provided that he Lay the S^ draine w*** Brick or Stone 
as the Law directs, and that he do w*^ all convenient Speed Suffi- 
ciently Repair & make good Such part of y® S^. H. way where he 
Shall So digg. 

liberty id granted to William Hunstable to digg open y* H. way 
in Back street and in part of Cross Street, for the Laying his Cel- 
lar draine into y* Mill Pond. Provided y* he Lay the S** draine 
w*^ Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and that he begin & cover 
the Same againe in parts. So as not to Abstruct the passage of 
Carts any more than is Absolutely necessary, and also y* he forth 
with repaire and make good Such part of y" S*. H. way where he 
Shall So digg. 

Liberty of a draine is granted to Jonath° Burnel as Recorded 
April y 3\ 

Whereas Cap' Ephraim Savage who for Sundry years past hath 
Served this Town in the Office of Sealer of weights & measures 
[19. J hath now Signifyed to the Select men his desire to be 
discharged from the S^ Office 

The S* Select men there fore have now agreed to proceed to the 
choyce of Some other meet peraon to Succeed in that office and to 
attend y* Same on Monday the 29* of October curr* at four of the 



Selectmen's Minxjtes, 1716. 11 

clock in the after noon and do direct that the Constables of this 
Town be desired to be then and there present to joyn w**" them in 
y® S* Choyce, according to the directions in the Law. 

Ordered to be here Recorded, viz' 

That Samuel Policy late of Meadford who had then been in this 
Town at times for neer three moneths past, was on the 3** of Octo' 
1716 Orderly warned to depart out of this Town. 

That Richai-d Painter Labourer who had then been in this Town 
ab* ten weeks, who came then from England, was on the 8'** of 
July Last orderly warned to depart out of this Town. 

James Bage Butcher who then Said he came from England into 
this Town ab* 11 weeks past was ony* 29'*" of Sepf Orderly warned 
to depart hence. 

Abiel Cheeney Smith who came from Roxbury & had then been 
in this Town ab* two moneths, was on y* 12*^ Octo' cur* orderly 
warned to depart out of this Town. 

Mich" Vanstope joaariner a Dutchman who came from Antiago 
w*^ Cap* Lowder & had then been in this Town ab* Six weeks was 
on y* IS**" of Ocob' cur* orderly warned to depart out of this Town. 

[30.] Anno 1716. Ar. :i meeting of y* Sel. men Octob^ 23***. 

Ezekiel Walkers Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong Beer & 
Cyeder as a Retayler. the wch Petition is dismist as out of Season. 

John Edwards marriner who came w*** Sanders from New-found- 
Land into this Town ab* a moneth Since, and desires to dwell in 
this Town & to occupy y* Trade of a Butcher, is now by y* Sel. m. 
warned to depart. 

Richard Reeves Tayler who w*^ his wife came from Engl* into 
this Town w*^ Cap* Thom' Potts ab* a moneth Since, is by y* Sel. 
men no warned to depart with 1 4 dayes 

Liberty is granted to m'. John Clough to burn Lime at a Kiln in 
his pasture on y® North west side of his dwelling house in Orange 
Street three hundred feet from any building and So to improve y* 
Same untill the Sel. fn Shall See cause to forbid it. 

Voted, that Mess" Joseph Wadsworth John Charuock & Jn?. 
Baker or any two of them are Impowered to dangerous or defec- 
tive Chimnyes, and to order and direct therein according to y* 
Town order in y* case. 

Liberty is granted to y® Executors of m' John George deceace 
to Erect a Tomb for y* family in y* burying plade nigh unto y* 
Almes Hous. 

Liberty is granted to John & Eben'. Clough to dig & Erect a 
Toomb in y" South burying place, in j* Same Spot where their 
Relations are buryed. 

[21«] Peter Negro Serv* to m' John Grafton of Salem, who 
came from thence into this Town ab* Six weeks Since, and is now 
under a Chirurgians hand for help as to his eye Sight was by order 
of the Select men warned on y* 26*^ of October to return to Salem, 
the Town to w'^ he belongs. 

The List of persons warned by y* Sel, men to depart was given 
in to y** Clerk of y« Peace y* 29**^ of Octo^ 

At a meeting of the Sel, men, the 29*^ of Octob'. 



12 City Document No. 77. 

Whereas GomplaiDt hath been made to y* Sd. Sel. men, That 
John Reed Black smith doth Ocapie a chimny in m' Butlers Rents 
at the Lower end King Street in Boston, w^^ is dangerous and 
hurtfull to that Neighbourhood. 

and the Select men pursuant to y" Town order in that case, have 
caused the Same to be Inspected & Viewed, and upon the report 
thereof unto them made, they are of Opinion that the S* Chimny 
as now improved w*^ a Smiths Forge over a floor of wood and 
nigh unto a Partition of Boards is dangerous of takeing and 
Spreading of Fire. 

Ordered. That notice be given to the S* John Reed, that the 
S^ Select men do require him forth with to forbear the Kindeling or 
Keeping of flre in the S*. chimny, untill Such danger be removed 
to the Satisfaction of the S\ Sel. m. And that m' John Marion 
be desired to give Such notice as afores^, and to See that Such 
danger be prevented. 

[§2.] Ordered to be here Recorded. That George Weeks a 
Butcher now a Jorny-man a Jonathan Peirces who came from 
Charlestown into this Town ab' nine weeks before was on y* 18*** 
of Octo' cur* was by order of the Select men Warned to depart 
out of this Town. 

Six of y* Select men to gether w*^ Seven of y* Constables of this 
Town being now present, did unanimously Chuse Cap* Nath^ Green 
to Serve as Sealer of weighty & measure w*^ in this Town untill 
another be chosen and Sworn in his room. 

At a meeting of the Select men. Nov'. 6*^. 

Liberty is granted to Sam^^ Burnel Sen' to digg open the High 
way a cross Ship Street, for the new Laying his Cellar draine 
there, Pro\dded that he Lay the S* draine w'*" Brick or Stone, and 
forth with make good Such part of the S** way where he Shall So 
digg. Provided also that he make & finish one halfe part there of 
be for he digg open the other, that So there be no Stop to the pas- 
sage of Cart. 

Nov'8^ 
Liberty is granted by y* Sel. men to m" Martha Balston to digg 
open the H. way in Cold Lane for the Repairing or New Laying 
her Cellar draine there Provided She Lay the Same w*** Brick or 
Stone as y* Law directs, and forth with make good Such part of 
y* S^. wa}" where She Shall So digg. 

[23.] Anno 1716 At a meeting? of the Sel. men y« IS^'^of Nov'. 

Whereas m' Jonathan Burnel hath Lately dugg open the High 
way in middle Street and part of Wood Lane for the Layin his 
Cellar draine, and hath neglected to amend and Secure the Said 
way for the convenient pnssage of Carts & foot passengers. 

Ordered. That m' Ezekiel Walker do Notify the S^m' Burnel, 
That y* S** Select men do Require him forth with to amend what 
of the S*. way is needfuU for y* present convenient passage of 
Carts, and that he cleanse, and from time to time. Keep Cleer the 
gutters, and foot way on each Side of his S** draine w*** are thereby 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1716. 13 

annoyed, untill a fitt Season for a more Effectuall repair and 
that he remove and cany awa}' the Paveing Stones Lying in the 
foot way, and also that he use proper means to Expedit the Settling 
of the ground where the S** draine runs, that So it may be again 
paved as Soon as may be, And in case of Neglect in the S^ Burnel, 
the S** m' Walker is to Prosecute the Town Oi*der or By-Law in 
that case provided. And also to Inspect and Inform ag\ annoy- 
ances in any other parts of the H. wayes in this Town. 

[34.] At a meeting of the Sel. men, Nov'. 23*^ Pursuant to a 
Town vote 13"* June 1715 

The S* Sel. men do advise & direct the Treasu' to Let at Intrest 
to m' Joseph Otis of Scituate as principall & m' John Ruck of 
Boston as Surety the Sume of Two hundred pounds of y* Appro- 
priated Bills for Six moneths next ensuing. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men. Nov'. 26. 

John Elton and wife now Lodging at Thorns who Say the 

came from Newfoundland into this Town w*^ Cap' Arnold 

and Arived here ab* the middle of Octob' Last, w' on y* 7*^ of Nov' 
cur' warned by order of y* Sel. men warned to depart. 

Thomas Velden & wife who Say the came from Newfond Land 

into this Town w**" Cap. Dench & Arived here the 5"* of Nov' 

Cur, w' by order of y* Sel. m warned on the Ib^ of y* Same 
Warned to depart. 

Benj* Loveridge Butcher who Sayes he came form New found land 
into this Town ab' the middle of Octob' was on y* 31** of the Same 
by order of the Sel. men warned to depart. 

Voted. That the Town Treasu' be directed to Lett at Intrest to 
m'. John Ruck upon good Security two hundred pounds of y* Towns 
Appropriated Bills for Six moneth next ensuing. 

Voted, the Price of Wheat now Stated for Regulating the Assize 
of Bread is five Shillings and Six pence. 

[250 Anno 1716. AtameetingoftheSelectmen,the4'*»ofDec'. 

The Sel. men do advise & direct the Treasu' to Lett at Intrest 
to Cap' John Sunderland takeing his & m' David Famums Bond 
as Security viz*. 

the Donation money £ 31. 13. for 12 moneths and fifty pounds 
more of the appropriated Bills for 6 moneths. 

Ordered that the Cryer be Imployed to Cry y* Grain at y® Gran- 
ar}' viz*. Wheat at 61 Rey at ^16 & Ind. at three Shillings p 
bushell, to be Sold on Tuesdayes and Frydayes in the fore noon, 
and that m' Griggs be directed to Sell only to the Inhabit** of this 
Town, not exceeding two bushalls to one family. 

Voted that y* Price of Wheat now Stated for Regulating the 
Assiz of Bread is Six Shill. p Bushel. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the ll"' of Decemb'. 

Whereas Simion Stoddard Esq', at the Motion of the Select men 
hath Lately turned the Course of the wast water of his Tenement 
nigh Over ag* Cap* Timothy Clarks in Sumer Street, So as not to 



14 CiTT Document No. 77. 

run into the S* Street or Annoy y* Same the S^ m' Stoddard being 
now present doth premise that at all times hereafter he will so 
maintaine the Same & keep his S** Wast water from annoyin the S^ 
Street. 

[26«] Martyn Lend Sail-maker or marriner being present Sayes 
he came from Newfound Land w"* his Wife and Children into this 
Town the begining of Octo' Last, the Select men do now warn him 
to depart w*** his family out of this Town, and whereas he Sityes 
he intends to remove toRousack y* next Spring, y'Sel. m. will not 
prosecute ag' him untill then. 

Whereas Richard Talbut was by y* Sel. men the 3^ of April Last 
denyed the liberty of Excereiseing his Trade here & Since that pros- 
ecuted for continuing to Excersise his Trade in this Town, and now 
again Moves to the Sel. men to admit his as an Inhabit of Boston. 

Voted that his Motion is disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, y* 26*^ of Dec'. 

Whereas the Sel. men are Informed of an Appointm* of a Jury 
to Value the damage w** mad™. Richards Alias Cutler Supposes to 
have Sustained by the Sel. mens Regulation of Ship Street the 8**" of 
Sept' 1713. Cap* Joseph Wadsworth, Cap' Habijah Savage, Cap* 
John Chamock & m' John Baker are desired to be there present 
to advise on behalfe of this Town. 

At a Meeting of y Sel. m. 31*^. Dec'. 

Voted That the Town Treasu' be directed to Lett at Introst 
upon good Security one hundred pounds more of y* Townes appro- 
priated Bills for Six moneths Ensuing, unto m' John Rnck. 

Voted that the Fire wards of this Town are desired & Impow- 
ered to take under their care & Inspection the Several water Engines 
[27.] belonging to ye S**. Town. And in Case of the breaking 
out of Fire, to give Such necessary Orders and directions ab* the 
use and working of y* S^ Engines, So as may best Serve to Stop 
the Spreading of Fire & to Suppress & extinguish the Same. 

Whereas James & Richard Manson, two Children of James 
Manson of Boston, one of them ab* eight, and the other ab* ten 
years of age, are by their friends placed out to board w*^ Rich* 
VVbods of Roxbury. 

Ordered. That notice be given to the Select men of Roxbury, 
that notwithstanding y* S^ childrens being So placed to continue 
their abode in their Town untill arive to the age of of fourteen 
years ; yet the S^ Children & each of them at all times until they 
arive unto the afore S^. age. Shall be acknowledged to belong to the 
Town of Boston, and as Such Shall be received againe in to the S** 
Town of Boston by the Select m thereof w"^ was So agreed to by 
y* Sel in y' 26*^ of Dec' 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 22"* of Jan*^ 

The s^ Sel. men together w"* M'. John Braman have now agreed 
as followeth, viz* 

The S^ Sel. men do Let unto the S* Braman the Town wharfe 
& Dock, as well that part w®^ he Occupied the Last year, as also 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1716-17. 15 

the new addition Latly made & repaired on the Northly Side, for 
one whole year comenceing y* first of inarch next, And y* S** Bra- 
man is to pay for y* Same to y* T. Treasu' forty-Six pounds, & 
he is to attend y* first grant of Wharfage to y* Proprietors for y* 
Space of 48 hours & not Longer. 

[28.] Jan' 28"* Dec. John Marrions Return of p'sons by him 
warned by order of y* 8el. Hi. viz' 

The 27"* of Octob' Then warned Ellis Man being a Lame maid 
belonging to Milton to depart this Town she haveing been here 
ab* 3 weeks. 

Nov. l" Robert Poor a husband man who came from New f 
Land into this Town ab* Eight dayes past is warned to depart. 

Daniel Reading a Tayler who came from New found Land into 
this Town ab' Eight dayes past was orderly warned to depart. 

Decemb' 1 3*** Deliverance ]3unn of Salem who came from thence 
into this Town ab^ six weeks past is orderly warned to depart. 

Listt of psons warned returned lo y* Clerk of y' Peace. 

At a meeting of the Justices, Sel. men. and Overseers of y* Poor 
the 12"»of Feb'y. 

Pursuant to an appointm* the 8*^ of Feb'^ 1715 

It is agreed to vissit y® familyes on Frj'day y* 22*^ cur', and if 
the wether prove unsutable to attend y* Same on y' Tuesday fol- 
lowin. to meet at y® T. House, in y* Evening of y* Same. 

the Assort men to be as formerly-, excepting that Justice Stod- 
dard Supply y" room of Justice Loyd in No. 3. the respective con- 
stables are Seasonably to notify the person who are to vissit each 
ward. 

[29.] Anno 1716. At a meeting of the Select ra. Feb^ 2.V\ 
Ordered that m' John Goldthwait be direted and Imployed to 
make Such Alterations in y® Chimny of y* House where m' Sheafe 
dwells, as he Shall think best, for the better carrying of Smoak. 

Ordered. That y® Town Clerk Isiie forth warr*" to y* Constables 
for Assembling a Town meeting at the Town House on monday y* 
1 1*^ of march next at nine of y* Clock in y® fore noon, to chuse 
Sel. men and other Town Oflflcers as the Law directs, and to Grant 
Such Sume or Sumes of money as Shall be judged need full for 
defraying the necessary charges of y^ Town for y* year ensuing, 
and to advise and agree Ab' any other matters or things w**** Shall 
be thought needfull for y* benefit of y* 8** Town. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. m. the 19*^ Feb'^ 1716/7 
In complyance w'** a Petition of Sundry Inhabit*" of Boston, The 
S** Sel. m. Resolved upon & actually Layd out a Six foot alley 
thro' John Jepsons Land, that is to Sa}- to Range from Paddy es 
Alley w'** the Southerly end of y* 8^ Jepsons Barn as it now 
Stands, and from y* West corner of y* S** Barn on a Straite Lyne 
to meet the Southerly Side of the H. way of eleven feet wide Lead- 
ing down From Middle Street to y* S** Jepsons dwelling House. 

This was Resolved, & the S^ m' Jepson was inform** thereof 
upon the Spot in presence of messu" Thom" Cushing & Soloman 



16 City Document No. 77. 

Blake, and that when be please^ might make Application for a 
Jury to EBtemat y^ damage be Shall Sustain therby. 

[30.] Anno 1716/7. March 19*^ 

Liberty is granted by the Sel. men to m" Anne Dimond to digg 
open the High way in North Street for the Laying her Cellar 
drain into the Coinon Shore there, w*** will extend from her land to 
the Middle of the Street. 

Provided that She Lay the Same with Brick or Stone, as the 
Law directs, and forth with Sufficiently repair and make good that 
part of y® S** way where She Shall So digg. 

Ordered That Phillip Nowel be admitte a Watchman. 

Ordered. That y* T Clerk in y* name of the Sel. m do move to 
His Ex'^y y« Gov' & Council, and to the Court of Gen" Sessions for 
their Allowance of y® Sel. mens acco* of Disbursts on repairs of 
y* T. House, and for Orders for paym* of their Respective parts. 

Ordered That m"^ Ezekeel Walker be now again' Imployed in y* 
Service to w^^ he was appointed y* 24*^ Sept' Last. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, 25"* March, 1717 

Liberty is granted to John Harrod to digg open ab* Six feet 
from his Land in to Salem Street for the Laying his Cellar drain 
into the Comon Shore there, Provided that he Lay the Same w*** 
Brick or Stone, and also y* he forth w*^ repidre & make good y" 
way where he Shall So digg. 

And y* Jon* Farnum Attorney to John Wilson do digg ab* Six 
foot in Hencbans Lane for the like Occasion & under the like 
Provisid. 

[31 •] The Sel. men do agree that m' John Goldthwait be 
imployed in carrying up a Small Stack of chimnyes at the South 
Easterly end of the House in w''** m' Jacb Sheafe now dwells. 

Voted. That John Tuckerman be Implo3-ed as Cow Keeper on 
y* Same Terms as y® Last year. And also as a Pownder. 

Pursuant to a Notification reed from y* Sel. men of Charles town 
and the directions in the Law. The Sel. men have now nominated 
and Chosen messu" John Brentnel, Edward Watts & Thomas Prat 
or any two of Them to Joyn w*^ the Gent™ appointed by the Sel. 
men of Charlestown in Runing the Line and Renewing the Bound 
marks between their Town and ours, they haveing agreed to meet 
at Daniel Whitemores at the head of the South River on the Third 
Tuesday of Aprill next ensuing, at eight of the Clock in the 
morning, then and there to enter upon the S^. Service. 

March 29 

Liberty is granted, by Mesu" Jos. Wads worth, Sam". Greenwood, 
John Chamock & Jn® Baker Sel. m. to m'^. James Barnerd to digg 
open ab* twenty feet from his own Land into Salem Street for 
Lay in his Cellar drain into y* Coiiiou Shore there. Provided he 
Lay y* Same w*^ Brick or Stone, and y* he forth with make good 
y* pt of y* way where he Shall So digg. 

[31^.] Anno 1717. At a meeting of the SeL men y* 2«. of April. 

L«iberty is granted to Jonath" Bill to digg from a Tenement of 



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his 14 feet into Ship street for the Repairing his Cellar drain he 
Attending the directions in the Law in Laying y^ Same, and 
forthwith makegood that part of y" Said H. way where he Shall 
So di^. 

Lett to m"^ John Buttolph Cooper the Middle Cellar und' y* T. 
House from the 7^** of April Curr' for y® Space of one year ensuing 
at y* Rate of 14" p annum to be pd. quarterly. 

The Sel. men have now Nominate & Chosen Cap' Habijah 
Savage, Mesu". Sam". Greenwood, John Charuock & John Baker 
& any other of the Sel. men that can Attend the Same w*^ Mesu" 
John Floyd Sam" Breeden, Edward Tnttle jun'. John Tuttle Jun% 
Jacob Hasie, Edward Watts, Thomas Berry, Isaac Wilkinson, 
William Borman, & Samuel Tuttle or any two or more of them to 
Run the Lines & Renew the Bound marks between Boston and 
the Townes of Lj'n, Reading and Maiden, in conjunction w*^ Such 
persons as Shall be appointed by the Select men of the Said Townes 
respectively. And that the S** worke be Attended on Tuesday 
the 23^^ day of April Cur*. 

And they do propose & direct, that those Gent™ who for & on y* 
behalf e of Boston Shall joyn in Runing y^ Line next to Maiden 
[33.] are to meet at the House of m'' Thom" Prat in Rumny 
Marsh at 8 of y* clock in y® morning. 

And those who are to run y* Line next to Lyn are to meet at 
the House of m'. John Lamson at nine of the clock in y* morning. 

And those who Shall joyn in Runing the Line next to Reading 
are to meet at the Three County heap of Stones at two of the 
clock afternoon. 

And in case the weather on the afore Said 23*^ of April Should 
prove wett and apparently unsutable for performance of the S* 
worke, That then and in that case the S* Select men do propose 
that the S** worke be attended on the Tuesday next following. 

And the Town Clerk is directed to give notice thereof by Let- 
ters be Letters to the Select me of the S^three Townes Respectively. 

And also to notifie the Constable of Rumny Marsh to warn & 
give notice accordinly to afore named persons which dwell at 
Rumny Marsh. 

Dan" Phipenyes Petition to build w*^ Timb' in m' Huchinsons 
pastur next Tilley' Rope walke disallowed. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men, April 16. 

Liberty is granted toEzekiel Cleasby todigg open y® H. way be- 
fore his House a cross Ship Street for Laying his Cellar draine, 
Provided he Attend y* directions in y* Law, and y* Expedid y* 
worke & in doing thereof Leave free passage, at y' he Sufficiently 
Ram in y* Earth. 

The Price of Wheat now Stated is Six Shi^L p. Bushell. 

[34.] Mesu" Joseph Wadsworth, Habijah Savage, William 
Welsteed & John Baker Sel. men on the 26*^ of March. Granted 
to m'. Joseph Belcher Liberty to digg open the H. way in North 
Street of ab' 14 foot in Length before his Land for y* repairing 
his cellai* drain there. Provided that in all respects he attend the 
directions in y* Laws in y' case provided. 



18 City Document No. 77. 

The Wife of Henry Swinno who Sayes y* w*^ her husband and 
Child She came from New York where they Last dwelt and that 
they came into Boston from Road Island by Land Some time in y* 
Last Winter, and that her husband is gon to Ptseattiqua, She was 
on y* 5*^ of april by order of the Sel. men warned to depart out 
of this Town. 

Copie of p'sons Warned returned to y* Clerk of y* Peace 29*** 
Apr". 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men y** 29"» April 

Ordered. That Copies be given to y* Severall Scavengers of y* 
ward as Assigned by y* Sel. men y* 20*^ of March 1715. 16 w*** the 
following division of King & Change Ward viz'. 

That the whole of King & Queen Streets be taken into Kings 
Ward. And that the whole of Milk Street, and Malbrough Street 
as far Southerly of Rawsons Land w*^ y* whole of the S^ Lane be 
taken into Change Ward. 

Voted by the Justices within y* Town of Boston and the Select 
men of the S* Town. 

That m' Daniel Oliver be the master, and y* Rest of y* present 
Overseers of y* Poor be the Wardens of the worke House for this 
present year. 

[35.] Anno 1717. May the 7*^. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men 

Liberty is granted to m'. James Freeman to digg a Cross y* H. 
way in Lyn Street for Laying his Cellar drain there provided he do 
it w*** Expedition & not wholly Obstruct passengers while the Same 
is in doing. And that he attend the directions of y* Law & Town 
Order. 

Liberty is granted to Josue Marriner to digg open y* High way 
before his House nigh y* Town Dock not exceeding Seven feet in 
Length, for the Repairing his Sink or drain there. Provided he 
do it w*** Expedition & forthwith make good the way where he 
Shall So digg. 

On the 1* of May Curr* Mesu" John Manion, William Welsteed 
Sam" Greenwood, & John Baker, Sel. men Granted to Dr. Zabdiel 
Bilston Liberty to Break up the H. way in Brattle Street from the 
Northerly end of Tyngs Alley to the Easterly corner of m' Peter 
Cutlers Brew House for the Laying his Cellar drain there. Pro- 
vided he attend the direction ir *^he Law in Laying the Same with 
Brick or Stone, And also that he forth with repair and make good 
Such part of y* S** way where he Shall So digg. 

James Beightons Petition for Lycence to build w"* Timb'. nigh 
y® mill Pond, disallowed. 

Voted. That y* Town Clerk be directed to Issue forth war** to 
the Constables to warn persons qnalifed to meet at a Town meet- 
ing for y* Choyce of Representitives on Wednesday the 15**" of 
May cur' at nine of the Clock in the foi*enoon & to give out Printe 
Tickets. 

[36,] And to warn all Such as are otherwise by Law qualified 
to Vote in other Town affaire^ to meet at the Same time and place. 
To chuse on Constable in the room or m' Cord Wing who is ex- 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1717. Id 

cueerl by y* Sessions. To conclude & finish Such other matters 
as w*^. continued at y* Last meeting. 

To advise & direct ab' Supply <& managem* of the Granery. and 
to consider and conclude. 

Ab* Providing a Town Clock. 

Ab* Enlai^eing y* South burying place 

Ab^ the motion of m' Thomas Boyiston for Lessening of Peirses 
Alley, y* N«. End thereof. 

Ab' Paveing y* Streets. 

Ab' a motion of y* Comittee of y* Gen" Court for placeing a 
Pest House on Dere Island. 

Ab' makeing Town Orders. 

Ab* Granting money to defray Town charges 

And also to agree ab* any other matter or thing w®^ Shall be 
judged needfull for y* benefit of y* Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 14* of May. 

At a motion of Mesu'* Abraham Francis and Fair wether 

for Libeirty to Erect a Toomb in the Old Burying place. 

Liberty is granted to them the S* Francis & Fairwether to make 
and erect a Toomb at the Easterly Side of y* S"* burying place next 
unto that of m' Jonath" Waldo" Provided they carry up the East- 
erly end thereof w*"* a Brick wall in conformity to those Toombs 
there of Mesu"' Davenports Fitch' & Walkers there. 

[37 •] Anno 1717. At a meeting of the Select men May 21*** 
minzes Petition f Lycence to Sell drink contiued. 
The Price of wheat now Stated by y* Sel. men for Regulating 
y* Assize of Bread is five Shill. & Six pence. 

May the22«' 1717. 
Mesii" John Marion, Joseph Wads worth. Will™ Welsteed and 
Habijah Savage Gent™, Selectmen of the Town of Boston, have 
granted unto m"^ Jonathan Blake Liberty to break or dlgg up the 
H. way on the South Side of Hanover Street for the Laying his 
Cellar drain into y® comon Shore there, provided that he Layy* Same 
with Brick or Stone as the Law directs. And also that he forth 
with repair and make good that part of y* S* High way where he 
ShaU So digg. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men 27*** of May 

Voted. That m** John Marion be desired againe to attend the 
Service of 3^ Town, in Prosecuting all Such as Shall Transgress 
y* Penal Orders or By laws of this Town. And of y' Laws of this 
Province mentioned in y** Act for Reformation of Manners. 

At a meeting of the Sel. m June 4*^. 

Libert}' is granted to m'. W". Brown & parteners to digg open 
5'* H way in Milk street for Laying their Cellar draines into the 
comon Shore w*^** Runs thr'o m'^ Walley Land. Provided they Laj 
y* Same w*^ Brick or Stone & forth w*^ make good y* part of y° S^ 
way where they Shall So digg. 



20 CiTT Document No. 77. 

[38.] Robert Barnes Butcher who Sayes he came from Engl^ 
w'^ Cap* Eves & Arived here y* 24*^ of Dec'. Last, was by order 
of y* Sel. men warned on y® first of June cur* to depart out of his 
Town. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men y* IS*"* of June. 

Liberty is granted to m' John Frizzel to Erect a Tomb in 3'* 
North burying pace next unto m' Joshua Gee" Spot there, or in 
the Skirt or Side of y® S* burying place, w**^ of them he Shall think 
best. 

Parterick Corbin Sho maker who being present Sayes he belongs 
to Lyn & came from thence into this Town w*^ his wife ab' 3 weeks 
past, is now by y* Sel. men warn^ to depart. 

June 19*** 
Liberty is Granted by Mesu" John Chamock, John Baker, Sam^. 
Greenwood, & Habijah Savage Gent™. Select men for the Town 
of Boston, to m'. John Bristow, to digg open Six feet in Length 
from his House into the H. way in fish Street for the Kepairing or 
new Laying part of y* Pipe of his Cellar drain, for preventing the 
comeing in of the Salt water into his Cellar. Provided that he 
forth with repair and make good that part of y* S**. H. way where 
he Shall So digg. 

June y" 24«». 1717. 

Liberty is granted by y* Sel. men to m' Eben' Clough to digg 
open ab* 10 feet from Cap* Robinsons Land into North Street for 
Laying his Cellar drain into y® comon Shore there. So as he Lay 
y® Same w*^ brick or Stone <& forth w*^ make good y* way where 
he digs. 

[39.] At a meeting of the Select men, The Select men have- 
ing now considered the List of y® names of persons Returned by 
y* Clark of y* Peace, as L3'^cenced to Sell Strong drink in y* year 
1716 as Jnholder & Retaylers &c. 

And they do object to the Renewall of y* Lycence of Walter 
Brown as an Inholder in as much as he was not by y* Sel. men. 
Approved or Recomend as the Law directs. 

Ag* the Renewall of Thomas Loyds Lycence In as much as he 
was never Approved nor recomended by y* Sel. men for y* Selling 
Strong drink as An Inholder. And for his not keeping good Rule 
and Order in his House in years past. 

Ag* the Renewall of George Aliens Lycence in as much as that 
he has quitted y* House to w'^'* his Lycence was granted. 

Ag* the Renewall of Sam" Meers* Lycence, as not keeping good 
Rule & order. Since withdrawn. 

Ag* the renewall of William Skinners L^'cence in as much as he 
has quitted y® House where he was Lycenced, Since w** his allow. 

Ag* y* Renewall of Mary Smiths Lycence as not keeping good 
Rule & order, w*** drawn. 

Ag* the renewall of Mary Willards Lycence, she haveing re- 
moved from y* House to w*''* her Lycence was granted. 

Since w*'^ She is allowed 

Ag* Eliz* Meers as being Removed 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1717. 21 

[40.] Anno 1717. June 27*^. 

Liberty is granted by mesu" Joseph Wads worth, William Wel- 
Bteed, Habijah Savage, <& John Baker Gent™ Select men for y« 
Town of Boston. Unto Coll. Thom* Savage, To digg open the 
High Way in Union Street, from a Tenement there of his about 
twelve feet in Length, for the Laying his Cellar drain into the 
comon Shore there. Provided that he Lay the S^ drain with Brick 
or Stone as the Law directs. And also tiiat he forth with repair 
and make good that part of the S^. H. way where he Shall So 

At a meeting of tbe Select men, July y* 2^. 

Inholders approved & Becomended by y* Sel. m. via*. 

James Pitson at his House in Queen Street. 

Henry Bridgham at his House in King Street. 

Will" Skinner at y^ N end of Fish Street. 

Nath^ Emons at Fish market. 

Retaylers allowed & Recomended viz*. 

John cieacome at y* Lower end of Wings Lane. 

Margaret Hough at y* Low' end of School Street. 

Liberty is granted to m' James Grant to Erect a Toomb in the 
Line or range of Toombs now begun at y* Southerly Side of the 
North burying place Frovied y* he can'y up the Brick wall thereof 
next the H. way So as to be a Sufficient fence. 

The like is granted to m' James Pecker & his Bro. m' Benj* 
Edwars. 

The like is granted to Cap* John Chamock 

The like is Granted to m' John Baker. 

Rich^ Jones Bricklayer who Said he came from Bristoll into this 
Town ab* two moneths before was on y* 19"* of June by order of 
y* Select men warned to depart. 

[41 •] Eliza Daniel who Sayes She came from Piscatiqua into 
this Town ab* three weeks before was on the 19*** of June Last, by 
Order of y* Sel. m. warned to depart. 

Sam^ Bullard who Lately came w*^ his Wife from Marblehead 
into this Town, was on the 27*^ of June by order of y* Sel. men, 
warned to depart. 

Mary Howard of Hartford with two Shildren came from thence 
by Land into this Town ab* a moneth Since, was on y* 1"* of July 
curr*, warned to depart. 

Exception ag* Renewall of Mary Smiths Lycence is now by y* 
Sel. men with drawn. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 5*** of July. 
Approved & Recomended as Inliolder Viz*. 
Mary Mayes where Thwing was in Fish Street. 
Nich" Dun at Freemans in Lyn Street 
Rich** PuUem in y* room of North in Hanover Street 
Joseph Everton where Skinner was in North Street 
Approved & recomended as Inholders viz*. 
Sarah Tomlin at Sales in King Street. 
Stephen North at Eustices in Back street. 



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22 City Document No. 77. 

Edw* Davice in room of m" Haukins at King Street. 

John Webb in Room of Cravath in Mackriil Lane. 

Mary Codner in Cross Street, Mary Wiliard at King Street. 

disallowed for Inholders viz' 
X Mary Flack, John Beer, Thomas Loyd, Thomas Jones, Archi* 

ball Maequiddy & Nich" Spary. 

disallowed as Retaylers 

Eliz*. Willis, William 'Ambrose, Dorothy Rowel, Ezekiel Walker, 
Eliza Pickering, John Mullgan, John Tod, Rich^ Whiteridge 
Sarah Cross, Eliz* Ilauksworth, & Eliz*. Woods. 

t42.] Anno 1717. Atameetingof the Selectmen y'Q*'^ of July, 
iiberty is granted to m' Abraham Blish to digg open y* High 
way in Corn hill, from his House as fan* down as to Joyn m' 
Joseph Hilliars drain, for the Laying his Cellar drain there. Pro- 
vide(i he Lay the S* drain w"" Brick or Stone as the Law directs, 
and that he lort with Repair & mak good that part of the S* High 
way where he Shall So digg. 

Ordered. That the T. Clerk do Supply y* Several Sextons or 
Bell Ringers in this Town w*** the Penall Order or By-Law of y* S* 
Town Relating to Regulating of Buryalls 

And the S*^ Bell ringers are directed to give notice to Such of 
3'* Inhabitants as Shall bespeak the Tolling for any f unerall That 
the Select men are detirmined to revive the prosecution of the 
penalty against Such as Shall Transgress y* S"* Order. 

And they 4ire likewise directed that when a Third or Passing 
Bell is desired, they are to begin to Toll the Same not exceeding 
one hour after the begining of the Toll of y® 2^ bell for the Same 
Funerall. 

Pursuant to a Vote of y* Inhabit" in a Publick Town meeting 
the 15"* of May 1717. 

The Select men to gether w"* Eben' Burges have agreed as fol- 
loweth viz*. 

The Select men have agreed to prolong his Lease for ab* thirty 

two years Longer So as to expire at the Same time with 

Websters Lease, and [43.] he the S* Burges for himself e & 
Assignes doth agree to pay for the Same the Rent of forty Shillings 
p. annum comenceing from the Expiration of his present Lease, and 
he is to uphold <& Keep in Repair Such buildings as now arc, 
or that he or his assigns Shall there erect, & leave and deliver up 
the Same in good Tenantable Repair unto the Select m at the end 
of the Term. Casualty b}'' Fire Excepted. 

Cap* Robert Carvers Petition for Lycene to Sell Strong drink 
as a Retayler at y* Lower end of the Long wharf is disallowed 
by y* Sel. men. 

Mary Flack* Petition for Lycence to Sell Beer and Cyder only, 
as a Retayler out of doors, at her house in Prince Street is allowed 
by y* Sel. men. 

At a meeting of the Sel. in, the 12'^ of July. 
Ordered. That application be made to the court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace for the County of SuflPolke at their Sitting by ad- 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1717. 23 

Journment to y* Last Monday io July cur*. Signifying that this 
Town is Still in the practice of upholding a Selec Watch as was 
agreed on, by the Members of Counceil Justices and Select men of 
y*^ S* Town y« 29 api-^* 1714. 

And that the Inhabit*" at their Meeting the 11*** of March Last, 
did grant the Sume of three hundred pounds for the Support 
theirof for this present year. 

Praying the S* Court to Order a Rule for Apportioning and 
Leying the Same as the Law directs. 

[44.] Inholders disallowed by y* Sel. men viz*. 

Thorn* Jones, John Minzes & John Wass. 

Disallowed as Reta3'lers, viz*. 

Sarah Cross, James Mountier, Henry Allen, Martha Cornish, 
Eliz*. Pickering, Mary Melven, Cap* Rob* Carver, John Hobbs, 
William Ambrose, Eliz* Hauksworth, Ezekiel Walker, besides 
John Beer and Eliz* Willis who Asks only to Sell Cyder & Beer. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 16*** of July 

Liberty is Granted to Nicholas George to digg open the High 
way in North Street ten feet from his House So as to Lay his 
cellar drain into the comon Shore there. Provided he Lay the 
Same with Brick or Stone as y* Law directs & that be forth w*^ 
repaire & make good y* part of 3'* way where he Shall So digg. 

^ Mary Willards Petition to Sell drink as an Inhold" revived & 
disallowed. 

Ezekiel Walker Sarah Whartin & Eben' Tolman & Rich* Whit- 
eridge their respective Petitions to Sell drink as Retaylers w' dis- 
allowed. 

July 18*»» 
Liberty is granted by William Welsteed Esq'., Habij* Savage 
Esq'. , & Mesu" Sam" Greenwood and John Chamock Gent" Select 
men of Boston. To m' Will" Clerk of Boston Merch* to digg open 
y* High way in Cold Lane ab* 24 feet in Lenth from a Tenement 
of his into y* S^ H. way for y* Laying his Cellar drain into the 
comon Shore there. Provided he Laj' the Same with Brick or 
Stone as y* Law directs. And also y* he forth with Repair & make 
good y* p't of y* S* way where he Shall So digg. 

[46.] Anno 1717. At a meeting of the Sel. men,y" 23**»of July 
Petitions of persons to Sell drink as Inholders disallowed by y* 
Sel. men viz* 

Joshua Parker 
Samel Frankling 
Thomas Jones 
Petetitions for Selling drink as Retaylers disallow' viz* 

Sam". Frankling 

Eady Minzes 

Liberty is granted to m' Thomas Lee to digg open ab* 10 feet In 

Length, in y^ H. way in Fleet Street for Laying the CoUer drain 

of his House (called the Castle Tavern) into the Comon Shore 

there. Provided he Lay the Same w*** Brick or Stone as the Law 



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24 City Document No. 77. 

directs, and also y' he forth with make good y' part of y* S* way 
where he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Thomas Lee to digg & Erect a Toomb 
in the Range of New Toombs now begun in y" north burying place, 
Provided he carry up the Brick wall thereof next the H. way So 
as to be a Sufficient fence. 

Voted. That y* Select men do with draw their Excej^tion ag* the 
Rene wall of Sam^^ Meere* Lyceuce. 

Liberty is granted to Habijah Savage Esq', to digg open in y* 
H. wayes for the Repairing y^ Conduit pipes, Provided that he 
forth with Repair and make good Such part of y® S^ H. wayes where 
he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. m. the 26*^ July 

Liberty is granted to M' Beuj* Fitch to digg in Sudbury Street 
for Clearing & repairing his comon Shore So as y' he Lay w*^ 
Brick or Stone So much thereof as he Shall new make & y* he 
forth w*^ make good y* part of y* way where he Shall digg. 

[46.] Psons Petitioning to Sell Beer & Cyder as Retaylers 
out of Doors only, exclusive of Liberty to Sell any othe Sort of 
Strong drink are as follow* viz* 

Eliz* Willis in y® Southerly end of Ann Street. 

Dorothy Rowell at y* Northerly end of y® Same. 

Anne Uorton at Milk Street. 

Ezekiel Walker at Qween Street. 

Luke Verdy" Petition for Lycence to Sell as an Inholder, dis- 
allowed by y* Sel. men. 

Severall Petitioners to Sell drink as Retaylers disallowed by y* 
Sel. me viz*. 

Eliz*. Hauks worth, Mary Melven, Sarah Whartine & Eliz* 
Pickeiin. 

List of Persons warned by y* Sel. m returned to y* Clerk of y* 
Peace. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, Aug. 6'^. 

Jame Scolley* Petition to Sell as a Retayler & 

Archiball Macquidy to Sell Beer and Cyder as RetayP w' dis- 
allowed by y® Sel. men. 

Joshua Parker & Luke Verdy w' disallowed as Inholders. 

Sarah Wartin as a Retayler in Ann Street. Eliz* Hauksworth 
as Retaj'ler in King street w' both approved & Recomended by y* 
Sel. m 

The Price of wheat now Stated by y" Sel. men for Regulating 
y® Assize of Bread is Six Shill. p Bushel. 

Joshua Tuckey a Turner being present Sayes he came from 
England into this Town ab* two moneths Since, is now warned to 
depart out of this Town. 

[47. ] The Select men have now Lett unto John Warrin now 
Resident in Boston Millar & Mill wright a Circular peice of Land 
of Sixty four Since agreed to be 94 feet diameter for the 
Accomodation of a Wind mill Scituate on the Southerly Side of the 
Gallows hill on y* Easterly Side of the High way Leading from 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1717. 25 

Boston to Roxbury, Together with the privilidge of a cart waj'^ or 
passage leading to and from the Same, for and during the Term 
of Seven years next ensuing. He paying unto the Treasuer of 
Boston as Rent for the Same the Sume of Twenty Shillings p 
Annum & to uphold a fence ab^ the Same So as to prevent damage 
to either man or Beast. 

August 7*^. 

At a Meeting of y* Members of Couneeil & Justices of the Peace 
within the Town of Boston being present eleven in Number w"* y* 
Concurrance of the Select men of the S* Town. 

Voted, an Agreement that y* Justices, Sel. men and Overseers 
of y* Poor by turns do walk by night as formerly to Suppress dis- 
orders for the Space of Eight weeks following, according to y* 
Assortment now made 

Voted an agreement that a ward of Six Sutable persons on y* 
Neck, according to an- agreem* the 4*^ of August 1712 be revived 
and Continued for eight Lords dayes ensuing, and that accordingly 
directions for y* Same be given to y* Constables 

[48.] Anno 1717. At a meeting of the Select men y« 13* of 
August 

Voted. That m' Joseph Wadsworth, Will" Welsted Esq' & 
Habijah Savage Esq', be desired to Treat w*^ m' Benj* Bagnald 
ab* makeing a Town Clock. 

Rich* Whiteredge* Petition for Lycence to Sell St' drink as a 
Retavler is disallowed. 

Voted, that m' John Flood be desired to mend the H. way from 
y* R** m' Cheevers House to the Meeting House in Rumny Marsh. 

Liberty is granted to Cap* Edward Martyn, m' Joshua Gee, & 
m' Rob* Orange, for each of them to make a Toomb, in y® New 
Range of Toombs in y* North burying place, Provided they caiTy 
up the brick Wall thereof next the H. way So as to be a Sufficient 
Fence. 

At a Meeting of y* Sel. men the 20*^ of August. 

Liberty is granted to m' William Clark to make a Toomb in y* 
New Range of Toombs on y* Southerly Side of the north burying 
place. Provided he carry up y* Brick wall thereof next the H. way 
So as to be a Sufficient Fence. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 26*** of August. 

Mary, wife of David Melvens Petition to Sell drink as a Retayler 
at her House where She now dwells nigh Seotto" Dock, Approved 
& Rocom ended by y" Sel. m. 

Liberty is granted to John Clark Esqr, Cap* James Pitts & m' 
John Ruck, each of them the Liberty of makeing a Toorab, in the 
new Range of Toombs on the North Side of the North burying 
place next to Hull Street, Provided that each of them carry up 
their Brick wall next the H. way So as to be a Sufficient Fence. 
' The Price of Wheat Now Stated by y® Sel. men for Regulating 
y* Assize of Bread is Six Shillings & Six pence p bushel. 

r49«l Mesu'* John Baker & John Charnock on y* behalfe of 



26 City Document No. 77. 

themselves and others concerned haveing Signified to the Select 
men their desire of Liberty to digg open the High way in Hull 
Street and Salem Street for the leaving a drain from the New 
Range of Toombs in y® Nortli burying Place into the coinon Shore 
in Salem Street w** runs into the Mill poiid. 

And whereas Mesu" John Barnerd, Jonath" Farnum, John 
Harrod, James How, & m" Eliz" VVadland, Proprietors in the 
Lower part of the S* comon Sliore have Signified in writing nnd' 
their hands, ilieir free Consent thereto. The S** Select men do 
accordingly' Grant unto y* S* Charnock and Baker Liberty to digg 
as aforesaid. Provided they Lay their S** draine with Brick or 
Stone as y® Law directs. And also that they forth with repair & 
make good that part of y® S**. way where they Shall So digg. 

John Cullever of Milton Cordwinder hveing moved to y® Sel. 
men for Liberty to dwell and excersise his Trade in Boston, disal- 
lowed by y* Sel. in. 

Aug 27*^ 

Liberty is granted by mesu" Joseph Wadsworth, Sam" Green- 
wood, John Charnock & John Baker Sel. men, to m' John Peirse 
to digg open the High way in Back Street for the Laying his Cellar 
draine into y" Comon Shore there he Laying y® Same w"* Brik or 
Stone & forth w*^ to make good y" way. 

The like liberty is by them granted to m' Edward Thom' to digg 
open y® H. waj'^ a Cross Ann Street for the repairing his Cellar 
drain, Provided y* in doing y* Same free passage be left & that y* 
way be forth witli mae good. 

[50.] Liberty was by y® Sel. men at their meeting the 26*^ 
Cur* To Joseph Webb to digg ab* 150 feet in Length in White 
bread Alley and ab' a Rodd in Ship Street for the Laying his 
Cellar drain into his Neighbours cellar drain there. Provided by 
the best means he can in doing the Same he leave free passage for 
egress & regress of Travilers, and that he Lay the S** Drain w*** 
Brick or Stone. And also Ihnt he forth with repair & mnke good 
tha,t part of the S*^ way where he Shall So digg, and y* he advise 
w*^ Some of y* Select men ab* the depth thereof, So as to accomo- 
date others that may hereafter joy n his S* drain. 

Land Lett to Eben' Burges & Leases Executed at Forty Shillings 
p annum comenceing y* 18*** of August Ann° Dom 1719 for y* 
Term of Thirtj' two years & eight moneths thence ensuing ending 
24*»» of April Anno 1752. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 3^ of Sept'. 

Order** that y' Town Clerk do Notify y« Sel. men of Roxbury, 
dcsireing them to appoint persons for their Town, to meet at y* 
House of m' Sam" Meers on Fryday the 13*^ of Sept"^ Cur*, at three 
of y® Clock after noon, at w*** time and place y® Sel. men of Bos- 
ton or any two of them are I m powered to joyn w*^ the Gent°™ ap- 
pointed for Roxbury, in Running y* Lyn & renewing y® Bound 
markes between Boston & Roxbury. And the S** worke was ac- 
cordingly p'formed as by a return thereof made & Lying on file. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1717. 27 

[5 1 .] Anno 1 71 7. At a Meetinjr of the Select men y« 10^^ Sept^ 
Liberty is granted to m*" Jer Allen to digg ab* five feet in length 
in Brattle Street for the Laying a drain from a Tenement of his 
into y* eomon Shore there. Provided he Lay the Same w*^ Brick 
or Stone, and forthw*^ Repair & make good that part of y* way 
where he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Doct' John Cutler to digg open the H. way 
in Sumer Street and South Street for the Laying a draine from a 
Tenem* of his in to y* Comon Shore in South Street. Provided he 
Lay the Same w*^ Brick or Stone, and forthwith repair & make good 
y* way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men y* 17*^ of Sept'. 

Liberty is granted to Mesu" Nath" Goodwin, William Webster 
& Nicholas Boon to Set a Row of Posts before their Lands in Corn- 
hill to Stand eight feet distant from their respective Buildings. 

At a meeting of the Sel. me, 1"' October. 

James Pitson moves that whereas Licence was at the Last Ses- 
sons of Court granted him to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at 
y* House where he dwell in Queen Street ; And finding that hous 
Inconvenient for the Imployment and haveing an opi)ortunity of 
hireing the Lev* Governors House on the Long Wharfe, w*^ was 
the Last year Occupied by m' John Wass os a Hetayler. He now 
asks the Liberty to Occupie his above S^ Lycence there. 

[62.] Anno 1717. Octob' 7*^. 

Liberty is granted by Will"* Welsteed, Habijah Savage Esq", John 
Marrion, & John BaUer Gent". Sel. men of y Town of Boston. 
To Richard Hall, Barber & partneis, to digg open the High way 
thr6 Wilsons Lane and So into Dock Square for Laying their 
Cellar drain into the Comon Shore there, Provi<led they Lay y* S* 
Drain w"* brick or Stone as the Law directs, And also forth w*^ 
make good y* part of y* S^ way where they Shall So digg. 

Ordered bj* y* Sel. men to be recorded as follows viz*. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men of y* Town of Boston, 

the 20**» of August 1717 

The S* Select men being all of them present att Battrey Alley, 
And in complyance w*^ y* motion & request of Severall persons 
whose Lands border and abutt thereon, desireing that y* S^ Alley 
may be made wider then it now is. The Sel. m upon view thereof 
are of oppinion. That it will be a conveniencey to 3* Town, as well 
as to that Neighborhood, to make the S** Alley eleven feet wide. 
And accordingly have now So layd it out. That is to Say, At the 
West end to be bounded on the North, by y* South west corner of 
Soloman Townsends Land, and on the South to take in five feet 
& three Inches of Joseph Belchers w** Lately was John Rayner 
jun'*s Land, and to run from thence upon a Strait line two feet 
in upon the northerly portion of Will™ Shoots House (by y* S** Shutes 
consent) and from y* like Sett off of two foot on y* Easterly Side 
of y* No^ part of S* Shutes house, to the North west corner r»f 



28 City Document No 77. 

William Gills House, and from theoce to run with y* S* House as 
it now Stands till it meet with Ship Street, [53.] And on the 
North Side from the South west corner of Soloman Townsends 
Land, on a Straite line w*^ the South west corner of Josiah Lang- 
dons Land as now fenced, and thence as his fence now Stands, 
and from thence down to Ship street so as to Leave y* S^ Way full 
eleven feet wide ag* m' Parkmans Land. 

And in order to the Com pleating & perfecting the widening y* 
S* way in manner as afore S^ in case the Same be so effected <fe 
Settled according to Law. Wee the Subscribers whose Lands are 
abutting on y* S^ Alley as it was heretofore used and Occupied b}' 
the Inhabittants in comon. Do each of us for ourselves respec- 
tively, our heires and Assignes, Give, grant, Release and forever 
quit claim unto the present Select men of the Town of Boston and 
their Successors in the Same place and Office, for & towards the 
Enlargement of y^ S^ way for y* use of the Inhabit** of Boston, all 
& every Such Strip or peice of Land which here to fore did belong 
to us or either of us, and now lying and being within the limmits 
of y* S* way as is above exprest and Layd out b3' y* Select men 
for the Enlargement thereof. As Witness our hands y® 31 day 
of august 1717 

JosiAH Langdon 
William Shuts 
Ltdia Shute 
William Gill 
John Langdon 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men Octob' 16 

Cap* John Charnock is desired to get y* N** Engine repaired as 
Soon as may be. 

Liberty is granted by W" Welsteed Esq. Joseph Wadsworth, 
John Marion, & John Charnock Gent", Sel. men of Boston. To 
m' Sam^^ Sewall, to digg Open y* H. way in Sudbery Street for re- 
pairing his Cellar drain there. Provided he Lay y* Same w"" Brick 
or Stone, & that he forth w*^ repair & mak good y* part of y* 
S** way where he Shall So digg. Octob' 2 1 

[54.] Anno 1717. Octob"" 23*\ 

Liberty is granted by Habijah Savage Esq, Sam" Greenwood, 
John Charnock, & John Baker Gen. Select men for y* Town of 
Boston to John Shaw Blacksmith to digg ab' thirty feet in Length, 
in 3'* Northerly Side of Long Lane for repairing his Cellar draine 
there. Provided he Lay the Same w*^ Brick or Stone as y* Law 
directs and also y' he forth with repair and good y* part of y" S** H. 
way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y" Select men Octo' 28*^. 

Liberty is granted to m"" Elias Callender to make a Vault in the 
Old burying place in the Spot of grownd where his relations are 
buryed, Povided no Monument above ground over the Same be 
there raised. 

Whereas by order of the Sel. men, Marv Howard Late of Hart- 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1717. 29 

ford w**^ her two children, and William May Late of Hoad Island 
w*** his Wife and two Children, have been orderly warned to depart 
out of this Town, as persons obtruding themselves here, and Appli- 
cation hath been made to Some one of His Maj'^*" Justices for y* 
County of Suffolke for their being Sent out of y* S^ Town as y*Law 
directs. 

Voted. That the Select men will defray y* charge of Sending them 
according to the directions in y* Law. 

Severall persons Strangers who have Obtruded into this Town, 
who by Deac. John Marion by order of the Sel. men w' warned to 
depart out of this Town viz*. 

Mary Howaid w"* two Children from Hartford who She then Said 
had been in this Town ab' a moneth, was on y* l"* of July 
warned to depart. 

Robert Crawford a Sayler from Road Island who then bad been 
ab' a moneth in this Town was on y* 29"" of July Last warned to 
depart. 

[55.] Thomas Willis a Lame man for Carolina who had y° 
been here ab' a m5 w* warn* to depart 14 Aug Last. 

John Pike Labourer Late of Rowley <& came from thence into 
this Town ab* Six weeks before was on y* 16*^ of August Last 
warned to depart. 

Joshua Parker of Sudbury, who came thence into this Town ab* 
the begining of July Last was on y* 17*^ of August, warned to depart 

William May a Paver w*^ his wife & two Children from Road 
Island who came thence into this Town ab* Ten dayes before, was on 
y* 17"* of August Last warned to depart. 

Abigail Uxbury from Road Island, who came thence into this 
Town ab' two moneths before was on y® 17*^ of August Last warned 
to depart. 

Benoni Townsend a Baker who came from Eng** into this Town 
the 28*** of August Last, & was on y* 4*** of September warned to 
depart. 

Henry Mathews, Saylmaker from G* Brittain who came thence 
into this Town w*** Cap* Jos. Christopher ab* a moneth before w' 
on y* 4*^ of Sept' Last warn** to depart. 

Luke & Eliza. Siddell who came from London into this Town w* 
Cap* Eves ab* three weeks before was on y® 6*^ of Sept'. Last 
warned to depart. 

Ellen Kensley from London who arived here w*^ Cap* Eves ab* 
three weeks before, was on y* 10*^ of Sept' Last warned to depart. 

James Goodwin from Ireland who arived here w*** Cap* Douglia 
ab* a moneth before, was on y* 28*** of Sept' Last warned to depart. 

Sam" Gifford from London Upholsterer who arived here w*** Cap* 
Cary ab* 3 weeks before was on y* 15*** of October cur* warned to 
depart. 

persons warned returned to y* Clerk of y* Peace. 

Black Jack was by Deo. Marion by order of y* Sel. m warned on 
y* 7*** of August Last warned to depart out of y* Towns Tenem* in 
V* he dwells. 

[66.] Anno 1717. At a Meeting of the Sel. men 5*** Nov' 



30 City Document No. 77. 

Thomas Raspin Taylor, who works w*^ m*" George Monk, Sayes 
he came Passenger from G* Brittain w*** Cap* Walker & Arived here 
y« 10*^ of Oeto' 1717 was on the 28*** of y* Same, by order of y" 
Select men warned to depart. 

William Ambrose his Motion to Serve as a Sealer of Cord wood, 
disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men Nov' 19"^. 

Charles Heaton Bread Baker, who Sa3^es he came from Engl* w*** 
Cap* Eves & arived here Some time in August Last, was on y* 12*^ 
Cur* by order of y* Sel. men warned to depart. 

The price of Wheat Stated by y* Sel. men for Regulating y* 
Assize of bread is Seven Shillings p bushel. 

Coll Adam Winthrops motion for the digging a Cross Middle 
Street for the laying his Celler draine into Lately Gee" Land or, if 
that cannot Obtaine to carry it So as to joyn the draines be Low 
Leading into y* Comon Shore in Prince Street. Allowed by y* 
Sel. men So as y* he Lay the Same w**' Brick or Stone & forth w*** 
make good that part of the way where he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Thom" Walke jun' to digg a Cross Orange 
Street for y® Laying his Cellar drain to run into the Land on y* 
Easterly Side, Provided he Lay the Same w"" Brick or Stone & y* 
while the Same is doing free passage be left for carts And also 
that he forth with mak good that part of the way where he Shall 
So digg. 

[67.] Anno 1717. At a meeting of y* Sel. men. y* 3* Dec^ 
The Sel. men have agreed w"* m' Joseph Belcher to pay him 

£ 12. 10. 0. w^ he Accepts in Satisfaction for Land of his taken 

for y® Enlargem* of 13attree alley & for y® charge of removeing 

his Fence. 

Voted, that m"" Robert Sanders be one of the Sealers of Cord 

wood. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men Dec' 10*^. 

John Thompson Baker who came from York into this Town in 
Aug. Last, his Petition to exercise his Trade in this Town is 
disallowed by y* Sel. m. 

jjjr ^iiim Qi^iggg jg Ordcrcd to Lodg the Key of the Granary w"* 
y® Town Treasurer untill further Order. 

Whereas, mesu" Sam" Burnell, Jonathan Farnum & James 
Pecker as Trustees for the Proprietors of the comon Shore or raai-i 
drayn runing through Prince Street as far as the Lower end of 
Snow-hill and So into y® Mill-Pond. 

Have presented to the S^ Select men an acco* formerly allowed 
& Recorded in the Town Book of the charge w*^^ the S*^ Proprie- 
tors have been at in makeing & Laying the Same w*^ Stone. 
With y® names of the Sever8Jl persons who have Since that joyned 
their perticular draines thereto & receive benefit by haveing their 
cellars drained thrd the Same. 

And y® Said Trustees haveing by their Petition desired the S^ 
Select men to axamine the S* acco* and to judg and Assign the 



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31 



respective Sumes which each of the persons here after named, who 
have Since joyned, & receive benefitt by the Said drain or coinon 
Shore, ought to pay as their respective proportions to the pro- 
prietors who were at y* Cost of makeing the 8* Comon Shore or 
main drain, being 790 feet of Stone draine at 21 p foot, The 53 
cellers being now drained therby. 

[68.] The S* Select men haveing now Considered the pre- 
misies, do approve of the acco* and report made by the S^ Trustees, 
and pursuant to the directions of the Law in that case m:ide and 
provided, do judge that the Severall persons hereafter named who 
have joyned their Celler draines to the S* comon Shore, do & 
ought to pay unto the S^ Samuel Buruel, Jonathan Farnum & 
James Pecker Trustees as afore S** the respective Sumes as is 
hereafter set down against each of their names as their proportions 
to the charge of makeing the S^ comon Shore and is as followeth 



VIZ. 



m' John Ruck ^ of 390 feet 
Nath" Aires ditto 
John Clough ditto 
Will". Clough ditto 
Daniel Berry ditto 
John Pecker ditto 
Nath" Henchman ditto 
m" Peggey ditto 
Thomas Barnerd ditto 
James Pecker ditto 
Mark Day ^ of 410 feet 
James How -^ of 430 feet 
Cock aV of 530 feet 
Thomas Lee ^V of 620 feet 
The Brick School House ditto 
Rob* Guttridge ditto 
Henry Sharp ditto 
James Tilestone ditto 
Cap* Corney ditto 
John Courser ditto 
Widd<> Goodwin Ditto 

[69.] Cap* Newcomb Blague, -^g of 660 f(?et 
Agnis Guinop ^ of 700 feet 
Cap* Joseph White J of 790 feet part of a Celler 
Cap* James Pitts for 1 Cellar more y" before 



At a meeting of y* Sel. men, Jan^^ y* 7*^. 

George King of Charlestown Mast maker moves to the Sel. men 
for Liberty to Exercise his Trade in this Town. Voted by the 
Sel. men their disallowance of his S^ Request. 

At a meeting of y" Sel. men Jan"^ 21***. 

Ordered to be here Recorded as followeth. 

Thomas Jones w*** his wife & two children who came f^om Bur- 



£ B. 


d. 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


15. 


6 


16. 


6 


17. 


8 


1. 3. 


6 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


1. 9. 


5 


i. 13. 


9 


1. 18. 


4 


1 " 


// 


8. 1. 


10 


30. 1. 


11 



32 City Document No. 77. 

mooda into this Town w*^ John Compton ab* a moneth past was 
on the 9*^ of October Last by order of y® Sel. men warned to de- 
part out of this Town. 

John Thompson Baker wlio w*^ his wife and one Child came w*^ 
Cap* Sanders from New York into this Town ab* two moneths 
before was one y® 9*^ of October Last by Order of y* Sel. m. warned 
to depart. 

Mather Folton a Spoon maker with his Wife and three children 
came into this Town w*** Richard Maj^heer ab* five weeks before 
was on the 11*^ of Nov' Last by order of y* SeL m. warned to 
depart. 

Rich^ Dalbee Fisher man who w'** his wife and two Children came 
\i from Newfound Land into this Town w*** John Webber ab* five 

['■ weeks before was on the 9*^ of Decemb' Last by Order of the Se- 

? i ! lect men warned to depart. 

j : Zach'y Hutchin butcher who with his Wife & two Children came 

' from N. York by land into this Town ab* 7 weeks before was on 

' y® 23"" of Dec' Last, by order of y* 8el. To warned to depart. 

[60.] John Coan Butcher who w*** his wife & one Child came 

into this Town from Philadelphia by Land ab' Seven weeks before 

was on the 2^*^ of Dec' Last by order of y* Sel. m warned to 

depart. 

^^; Eliner Hewes Single woman belonging to Lexington who came 

{li from thence into this Town thirteen dayes before was'on y® 14*** of 

Jan'y cur* warned to depart. 

John Belcher & wife who came from Charlestown, into this 
j Town ab* a week before was on y* 1 7*^ of Jan'^ cur* warned to depart. 

William Briers Labourer who Sayes he came from London w"* 
Cap* Eves who arived here in August Last, was on y® 23^ of Nov' 
Last by order of y^ Sel. men warned to depart. 

Rachael Hirst who with her daught' came w*^ m' John MuUins 
from Saybrook into this Town ab* three weeks before was on y* 
27* of Dec' Last by order of y* Sel. men warned to depart. 

George King of Charlestown, oar mak' who Sayes he came 
from thence into this Town ab* three moneths before was on y* 30"* 
of Dec' Last by order of y® Sel. men warned to depart. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men, Jan'y 27***. 

John Adams Painter being present Sayes that he w*^ his Serv* 
came from EngF w*^ Cap* Osborn who arived here the 7*^ of Dec' 
Last, is now b}'^ the Sel. men warned to depart. 

The Price of Wheat now Stated by y® Sel. men for Regulating 
y* Assize of Bread is Eight Shillings p Bushel. 

John Negro hath now delivered up the Key of y® Tenem* where 
he dwelt. 

[61,] Anno 171 7. At a Meeting of y* Sel. men Feb' 4 
Henry Laughton, Thomas Brown & Peter Briggs their respective 

Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong diink as Inholders at y* white 

horse are now Severally disallowed by y* Sel. m. 

Thomas Chamberlyn' Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong drink 

as an Inholder at y* House known by y® Name of the White horse, 

allowed by y* Sel. m. 



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Selectmen's Minutes, 1717-18. 33 

John Adams Painter who arrived here from Engl* y® 7*^ of Dec* 
Last his Petition for Oceupeying his Trade here for 6* nioneths 
ensuing. Rejected by y® 8el. m. 

Jolm Green Perewigmaker being present Sayes he dwelt Last at 
Salem for ab* 8 m° & p*^ Taxes there & came from thence into this 
Town ab* 2 m° Since, is now by y® Sel. men warned to depart. 

John Friend Taylor being present Sayes y* he w'** his wife came 
from Engl* w*** Cap' Odell & arive* her y« 3P* of Dec' Last is now 
by y* Said Sel. men warned to depart. 

The Petition of Sundry Inhabit*" in Favour of m' Henry Laughton 
being Lycenced as an Inliold'" read. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men Feb^^ 11 

Will™ Argent from London Farmer came here w*** cap* Norris 
in June Last w*^ intent to return next Spring ; is now b}' y® Sel. m 
warned to depart. 

The Select men have now Let to Thom" Jent that y* Tenem* in 
Beacon Street Late in the Tenure of Sam" Hare & his Sub Tenant 
from y* 12*'* cur* for one year next ensuing, & he agrees to pay 
for the Rent thereof, Seven pounds quarterly. 

And that he be allowed to Lay out in repaires to the value of 
thirty Shillings viz* in placeing gutters to y* house, in mending y* 
glass windows & y® chimy Back, & towards white washing y* w°^ 
when So done to be allowed him. 

[62.] Anno 1717. At a nn^eting of the Sol. men Feb^ 18. 

The S** Sel. men have now Nominated, chosen and appointed 
m' John Buchanan to be one of the veiwers & Sealers of Cord 
wood w*** in this Town untill further order. 

In order that the persons Attending y® Water-Engines do attend 
the directions of y® Fire wards ordered that a Copie of y® Vote of 
y* Sel. men y® 25*** of October 1714 be given to each of y® masters 
of the respective engines. 

Voted, that a convenient Gate be made to y® North burying 
place next to Hull Street and y* Cap* John Charnock & m' John 
Baker be desired to get the Same Effected. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men & Fire- wards of this Town, It is 
by them agreed. 

That Six Large Ladders, -and Six Lesser ones be provided and 
placed in Severall parts of this Town, to be ready for y® Service 
thereof in Case of the breaking out of Fire. And that Cap* 
Joseph 'Wads worth & Cap* John Charnock Sel. men; and Cap* 
Tim** Clark & Cap' Edw*^ Winslow Fire wards, be desired as a 
comittee to get y® Same Eflfected. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, 24*^ Feb'y. 

Voted the y® Town Clerk do Isue forth war*' to the ConstAbles 
for Convening a Town Meeting on Monday y® 10*^ of March next 
at nine of y® Clock in y® fore noon, to chuse Town offcers as the 
Law directs, to Conclude & Finish Sundry articles continued at 
their Last meeting and to consider and ngrec ab* what Shall be 
thought nredfull for preserving & Securing the Fortifications. 

[63«] And also to agree & conclude upon any other matters 
or things w®^ Shall or may concern y® Town ort be thought needful I 
to promote the benefit or safety thereof 



34 City Document No. 77. 



At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 4'^ of march. 

Liberty is granted to m' Nath'^ Loring to digg open tho H. way 
in Middle Street from his House as far as Jonath" Biirnells, for the 
Laying his Cellar drain into the Comou Shore, provided that he 
La}'^ the Same w*** Brick or Stone, and that he forth*^^ make good 
that part of the S*^ H. way where he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to William Young Glassier to Sett his Step 
into his house to Stand three feet into the H. way in Hanover Street 
during the Towns pleasure and to Sett Shore posts So as to deffend 
his House from damage by Carts. 

Liberty is granted John Young and John Vale Rope makers, to 
Improve the Easterly Side of South Street for makeing of Ropes 
there (as William Tilley Lately did) for & during the Towns pleas- 
ure. They obtaining the free consent of the Neighbourhood whose 
Lands Abutt thereon. On Condition that according as they have 
now agreed they pay rent for the Same to y* Town Treasurer at the 
rate of four pounds p annum during the time of their So improveirig 
thereof. 

Voted. A Period to Mesu" John Maryon & Ezokiel Walkers 
Service in Prosecuting the Breach of Laws & Town orders, untill 
further Order. 

[64.] Anno 1717-8. At a meeting of y" Sel. men the 18* of 
march 

Liberty is granted to Silvanus Vickers to digg open about three 
yards in Liengtb in Charter Street for the Laying his Cellar drain 
into the Comon Shore there, Provided that he Lay the Same with 
Brick or Stone as the Law directs. And also that he forth with 
repair and make good that part of y* S^ H. way where he Shall So 

digg 

Liberty is granted to Berg* Snelling to digg a cross Charter 

Street for the Laying his Cellar drain into the Comon Shore there, 

Provieded that he Lay the Same with Brick or Stone as the Law 

directs. And also while the Same is in doing he Leave Sufficient 

passage for foot and Carts, and that he forth with repair & make 

good that part of the S^ H. way where he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Widd® Mary Hough to Erect a Toomb in 

the New Range of Toombs in the North Burying place Next Hull 

Street provided She carry up the brick work next y® H. way So as 

to be a sufficient fence. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, 25* march 1718 

Liberty is granted to m*" Sam^^ Greenliefe to digg open the H. 
way in Malbrough Street of ab' a Eodd in Length for the La5ing 
his Cellar drain into the Comon Shore there. Provided that he Lay 
the Same w* Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and also that he 
forth with repair & make good that part of y® S** way where he 
Shall So digg. 

[65.] Liberty is granted to to William Maccarty to digg open 
the H. way in Leverits Lane ab* ton feet in Length for the Laying 
his Celler drain into the Comon Shore there, Provided he Lay the 
Same w*** Brick or Stone as the Law directs, And also that he 
forth w*** repaire and make good that part of the H^ way where he 
Shall So digg. 



Selectmek's MiNUTESj 1718. 35 

Pursuant to an An Act EntituUed an Act for due Regulating of 
weights & measures. 

The Select men and Constables being now Assembled have 
chosen m*" Joseph Hiliier Sen^ to Serve as a Sealer of weights & 
measures for the Town of Boston, in the room & Stead of Cap* 
Ephraim Savage *who was in that Office & has now removed his 
abode out of y* S^ Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, March 31 

Liberty is granted to M*" Eben'' Bridge to digg open the H. way 
in Beer Lane & a Cross Back Street for the Laying his Cellar drain 
into James Howards Cellar (who hath Letten to him that Liberty) 
Provided that while the Same is doing he reserve free passage for 
foot passengers and that he Lay the Same with Brick or Stone as 
the Law directs, and also that he forthw*^ make good that part of 
y® S* way where he Shall So digg. 

Voted. That Application be made to y* Justices in Court of 
Gen" Sessions, praying them to State the Rule for Apportioning y* 
Watch Tax. 

And that Mesu" Welsteed & Savage be desired to move to y* 
Session the Late vote of y* Inhabit* relating to y® S^ Rule. 

[66«] Voted. That John Tuckerman be the Cow keeper and 
to Inspect & prosecute the breach of y® By Law relating to Horses 
& dry Cattell going at Large, in y® Same Tenour as is recorded the 
3* of April 1716. 

Inventory of Standards &c. belonging to this Town for the use 
of the Sealer of weights &c. 

Measures delivered by Cap* Ephraim Savage the 21*^ of Jan'^ 
Last into y® Custody of y® Sel. men. viz'. 

a halfe bushel & a peck, of cast Brass 

a halfe bush" a peck & a ^ peck, of hammer^ Copper. 

a wine Gall, a quart, & pint of Cast Brass. 

a halfe pint a Gill & ^ Gill of p3Tyter 

a Beer quart <Ss a pint of Cast Brass. 

A 561:, a 28, a 14, a 7, a 4, a 2, a 11, a ^*, a J 

a 2 oz. a 1 oz. of Cast Brass. 

a halfe oz. & |^ of oz. of Lead. 

One brand, 3 Stamps, 2 large hand hammers, two Large Chissells, 
2 punches, one Shave, & one pareing Knife of Iron or Steel. 

One wooden Rule 

A pair of Tryangles 

A Large beam w*^ wooden Scales 

2 pair of Brass Scales w"^ beams 

a brass Ell & yard in one peice 

a parcell of Rey. 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men the 8*^ of April. 

Whereas m"" Seth Dwight hath Signified to the S^ Select men. 
That he is ab* to Erect a Brick building on y® Land in his posses- 
sion, on the back Side of the House in w*^** he dwells in Cornhill, 
and next adjoyning to the Land of m*^ John Kilby, And that there 
is a diffei'ence arrisen [67.] Between him and the S^ rsf Kilbv 



36 CiTT Document No. 77. 

relating thereto. And moves to the Select men, to appoint meet 
persons to Lay out the Lyne betwixt them, and to Estimate the 
value as the Law directs. 

In answere there unto the S^ Select men have now Nominated 
and apointed Mesu" Isaiah Tay, Thomiis Gushing, and Daniel 
Powning to Attend & Effect the Same. And thev are desired to 
make return under their hands to the 8^ Select men of their doings 
therin. 

April 10«^ 

Liberty is granted by Mesu"' Joseph Wadsworth, Will™ Wel- 
steed, Habijah Savage, & John Charnock Select men for the 
Town of Boston. 

To Capt Nath" Green to digg open the H. way at the uper end 
of Hanover Street for the Laying his Cellar drain into the Comon 
Shore there. Provided that he Lay the Same with Brick or Stone 
as the Law directs. And that he forth with Repair and make good 
that part of the S* H. wa}' where he Shall So digg. 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men, y® 15^ of April. 

M' Richard Halls Petition to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at 
a Tenement of Simion Stoddard Esq"" in Cornhill is disallowed by 
y® Sel. men. 

Liberty is granted to Mesu" Benj* Walker, John Checkley, & 

Gillam Phillips, to Set posts in Cornhill feet dist' from their 

houses. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men, the 22*^ of April. 

Liberty is granted to Oliver Noyes Esq', to digg a Cross y* H. 
way in Corn Market for the Laying a pipe or drain from his Cellar 
into the Dock. And also for the Laying a drain from Peirses 
Alley to Convey the wast water under grownd into the S* Dock. 

Provided that he forth with repair & make good Such place or 
places in y® S^ H. way where he Shall So digg. 

[68.] John Droeman who came from Koad Island into this 
Town ab' ten dayes before, was on the 10*^ of Feb^^ Last by order 
of y® Sel. men warned to depart. 

Abigail Trot of Dorchester w*^ one child who came from thence 
into this Town ab' Eight dayes before was on the 1 0"* of march Last 
by Order of y® Select men warned to depart. 

AUexander Fife Fisherman who came w*** his wife and three 
children from Marblehead into this Town ab* twenty dayes before 
was on the 9*^ of April by order of y® Sel. men warned to depart. 

List of p'sons warned. Returned to y® Clerk of y® peace. 

At a meeting of y° Sel. m. the 28'^ of April. 

Will™ Cleers Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong Drink as an 
Inhold' at y® White horse at y® South end of Boston is approved, 
and his accordingly Reccrtnended by y* Sel. men. 

Hugh Floyd is directed to perfect his Repairs of 3^* H. way to 
y* Value of two or 3 dayes worke of a Team. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 6*** of May. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1718. 37 

Ordered. That y* Town Clerk do Isue forth war*" for a Town 
Meeting for Choyce of Representitives on Wednesday y* 14 of 
May eur^ at two of y® Clock after noon, at w*^^ time y® Inhabit' 
qualifieil are to Cbuse one Consta in y® Room of Jn** Allum who 
hath p'*. his fine, To Snppl}' what is wanting of the Number of 
Assessors, To Consider and agree ab* Repairing y° Fortifications, 
perticularly at y* South Battrey, and to conclude & agree ab* 
granting of Money to defray the Necessary Charges of y° Town, 
and other business Left unfinished at y* Last meeting & to advise 
& agree ab* any other matters, for y® benefit of y® S** Town. 

And y* y® R^ Dr. Cotton Mather be desired to be p''sent at y* 
Opening of 8*^ meeting. 

[G9.] The Select men have now Chosen & appointed m' 
Richard Whiteridge to Serve as one of y® veiwers and Sealers of 
Cordwood within this Town, untill further order. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 26"* of May. 

Liberty is granted to m"" Rich*^ Hill to digg open the H. way in 
Water Street, for 3-' Laying his Cellar drain into the Coinon Shore 
there, Provided he Lay the Same w'** Brick or Stone as the Law 
directs, and tliat he forth with repair and make good that part of 
the S^ way where he Shall so digg. , 

Agreed that William Yong is to pay fifteen Shillings for his 
Cow' grazeing in the Old burying place the Last Summer. 

An(i the Sel. men have now lett unto him the grass of the S** 
hurrying place for the Summer Ensuing he paying to the Town 
Treasu' for the Same the Sume of twt'nty Shillings. 

Thomas Rape belonging to Hingham, who came thence into this 
Town ab* 14 dayes before was on y® 22^ of may Cur*, by order of 
the Sel. ni warned to depart. 

a free negro man belonging to Newbery, lately came thence 

into this Town was on y® 22^ of May cur' warned to depart. 

Voted. That Deac. John Marion & m' Ezekiel Walker, be Im- 
ployed to Prosecut the breach of Laws, & penall Orders for y® 
space of one moneth next, comenceing the 29^ of may cur' 

Mary Wallington, who came from Charlstow into this Town 
ab' 3 weeks before, was b}' Ord"" of S. m. on y® 7'^ of may Cur* 
warned to depart. 

[70.] Anno 1718. May lO**^ 

Ordered. That warr" be given to the Constables to warn a 
Town Meeting on Monday y® 16"^ of June Cur* an nine of the clock 
in the morning to conclude and finish what was at the Last meet- 
ing further continued, and to agree & conclude ab* other matters 
w^^ Shall be tho* needfuU. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men y® 16'** tlune. 
Upon failure in Return of y® warrants Ordered the 10*^ Cm** 
Ordered. That y® Town Clerk do Isue forth war*" to y® Consta- 
bles to warn y® Inhabit** to meet on y® Same Occasion on Monday 
the 23*^ of June cui-* at nine of y® Clock in y® morning. 

At a meeting of 3^ Sel. men, 17*** of June. 



38 City Document No. 77. 

Ordered, that m' Brentoall be directed to Send a horse & man 
^th ye ^g^j.ts ^Q Consta Bill. 

George Mayo, Bloekmaker being present Sayes he came Lately 
into this Town from Engl^ w*^ Cap' Chadder & moves to Settle in 
this Town. 

The Sel. men do now warn him to depart, he Sayes he hath 
Lodged at — Talbots at 3 weeljs Last past. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men the 19"* day of June. 

being present, W°* Welsted Esq% Joseph Wads worth, Sam^^ 
Greenwood & John Baker. 

The price of Wheat Stated by y® S^ Sel. men for Regulating the 
Assize of Bread is Eight Shill. and Six pence p bushell. 

[71.] Anno 1718. At a meeting of the Sel. m. the 24* June. 

Liberty is granted to John Hobbs to digg open the High way of 
ab' vSixteen feet in Length in Hanover Street, for the Laying his 
Cellar drain into Cap' Sugars' drain there. Provided he Lay the 
Same with Brick or Stone as the Law directs, And Also that he 
Leave free passage for horse & Cart, while the Same is doing, 
And that he forth with make good that part of the S^ Way where 
he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. men, 8'^ July. 

The List of names of the persons returned by y* Clerk of the 
Peace as Lycenced to Sell Strong drink in the year 1718, has this 
day been considered by the Sel. men. 

Elisha Odling 
Susanna Grey 
William Ambrose 
Benj* Daviss 
> Mathew Jones 

Mary Durant 
Joseph Candish 
Sarah Cross, 
their respective Petition to Sell Sf drink as Inholders w' Sever- 
ally disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

Nath" Elithrop 
Susanna Grey 
Thomas Messenger 
George Allen 
Ezekiel Walker 
Mary Kilcup 
Sarah Cross 
Daniel Allen 
And' Cunningham 
Peter Maquan 
Joshua Todd 
Mary Tims 
Lands Gibbins 
their respective petitions to Sell St^ drink as Retaylers w' Sever* 
ally disallowed by y* Sel. men. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1718. 39 

[73.] Eliz* Ranger her Petition to Sell Strong drink as an 
Inholder at her house on Pools wharf in y* room of her deceaced 
husb^ John Ranger allowed by y® Sel. men & accordingly recom- 
ended. 

Henry Bridgham his Petition for Lycence to Sell Ale Beer and 
Cyder within doors exclusive of other Strong drink at his House in 
Newbery Street over ag' m"" Wallises. Approved by y" Sel. men. 

Severall persons Petitioning for Lycence to Sell Cyder and beer 
exclusive of other Strong drink as Retaylers out of doors viz'. 

Jane Phelps at her house in Middle Street. 

Mercy Vering at her house in Old way 

Eliz* Pickering at her house in Lyn Street. 

w"" Severally approved by y* Sel. men & Recomended. 

Cap* Nath^. Green, Henry Lowder, Rob' Earl, John Simpkins, 
Thom' Warrin & Mary Davise, their respective Petitions for Ly- 
cence to Sell Strong drink as Retaylers, were Severally approved 
by y® Sel. men, & to be recomended. 

Liberty is granted to m' John Forland to Erect a Toomb at the 
North Easterly corner of the Old buring place Adjoyning to the 
Range of Toombs there provided y' he cary up the Easterly side 
So as to be a Sufficient fence 

[73.] Anno 1718. At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 15**^ of 
July. 

Joseph Allen 

Lydia North 

William Man 

Andrew Cunningham 

John Warren 

Eliz* Hauks worth 

Sarah Smith 
their respective Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as Re- 
taylers w' Severally disallowed by the Select men. 

Luke Verdey 

Benj* Bryant 

Thomas Coppin 

Ephraim Fenno 
their respective Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as In- 
hold' w' Severally disallowed by y* Sel. men. 

Mary Melvin 

Robert Carver & 

Richard Whiteridge 
their Respective Petitions for Lycence to Sell Strong Drink as 
Retaylers w' Severally Approved by y* Sel. men. 

John Lamson at y* Salutation Elisa Odling nigh y® Town house 
& Mary Durant a the South end of y® Town their respective Peti- 
tion for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as Inholder were Severall3' 
approved by y® Sel. men. 

Benj* Davise & Sarah Cross their respective petitions to Sell Ale 
Beer and Cyder in their houses w*" disallowed by y® Sel men. 

Thomas Messengers Petition for Lycence to Sell only Ale beer 
and Cyder as a B^tayler at his Hous on Lillies Wharfe. dispi- 
lowed. 



40 City Document No. 77, 

[74. ] In answer to the Petition of Thorn' Debuke for the 
placeing a Slaughter House in Mess'*' Hutehinsons pasture Nigh 
the House of Rob' Sanders, Sam" Lynde Esq'. & Tim'' Clark Esq'. 
Justice* together w''* y® Sel. men, being present on y® Spot. Voted 
by ye S^. Sel. men. disallowed by them. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y® 22*^ of July. 

Joshua Tods Petition to Sell drink as a Retayler disallowed by 
y® Sel. men 

Mary Macquiddy & Thom" Chamberlyn their Respective Peti- 
tions to Sell Beer and Cyder as Retaylers w' disallowed by y* 
Sel. m. 

Sarah Cross her Petition to Sell Beer & Cyder w"* in doors dis 
allowed. 

Ephraira Fenno, Benj* Bryant, Tho" Coppin <& Joseph Candish 
their respective Petitions to Sell drink as Inholders w' Severally 
disallowed 

L3'dia North her Petition to Sell Strong drink as a Retayler in 
Back Street in y® Room of deceaced husband & Joseph Allen Im 
Petition to Sell as a Retayler at his House in Newbery Street 
w' Severally allowed by y® Sel. men. 

Dorothy Rowel her Petition to Sell Ale, Beer & cyder (exclusive 
of other Strong drink) as a Retayler out of doors was allowed by 
y® Sel. me. 

Benjamen Daviss, Thomas Messenger. Sara Smith & Ezekiel 
Walker, their Respective Petition to Sell Ale, Beer & Cyder as 
Retaylers within doors w' Severally allowed by y® vSel. in. 

Luke Vcrdy & Will"* Ambrose their Respective Petitions to 
Sell drink as Inholders Approved by y® Sel. men. 

[75.] Mary Guttridge Widd^ her Petition for the Renewall of 
j her Late husbands Lycence to her to keep a Publick Coffee house 

allowed. 

Whereas on the 8*^ Cur* the Sel. men did Except to the renewall 
of Nicholas Duns Lycence to Sel as an Inhold And now upon 
the hearing of the S^ Nicholas the Select men do now agree to 
withdraw the S*^ Exception. 

Liberty is granted to Mesu" Benj* Walker, George Shore, Rich* 
Proctor, Obadiah Proctor, William Greenliefe, Allex' Sherrar & 
Mad™ Winthrop to digg open the High way in Queen Street, from 
Mad™ Winthrops downwards, and from thence in Corn hill as far 
as m'. Abr™. Blish" House, for the Laying their Cellar drains into 
the comon Shore there. Provided the Same be done in parts & 
Secured So as may be of Least annoyance or Obstruction to Pas- 
• sengers, and that they Lay the Same with Brick or Stone as the 
Law directs. And also that they forth with Repair and make good 
Such part of the Said H. wayes where they Shall So digg. 

Tho'. Hopkins of Hartfort Trader, who Sayes he Came from 
thence into this Town, ab' three weeks before was on y® 19"* of 
June Last warned to depart. 

Thomas More a blind man, belonging to Virginia who Sayes he 
came by Land into this Town ab* 14 dayes before, was on the 25*^ 
of June warned to depart. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1718. 41 

[76.] John Ballow a Sickley man very Poor, wLo came from 
Barbadose into this Town w'**, Cap' Thomas Spencer ab* 8 dayes 
before, was on the 14* of July Cur* warned to depart. 

At a meeting of y® Sel. m, July 24*. 

Eliz*. Hawksworth haveing revived her Peti° for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drink as a Retayler. Voted disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

July 28 
Henry Bridgham haveing formerly a Grant to keep an Ale House, 
asks that his Lycence may be in full to Sell Strong drink as an 
Inholder. Voted. Allowed by y® Sel. men. 

At a Meeting of y® Select men, y® 5* of August. 

Cap' James Hill is now by the S^ Select m. Appointed and Im- 
powered 4x) be one of the veiwers & Sealers of Cord wood within 
this Town. 

Libeii;^ is granted to David Jeflferyes Esq. & M^ Thomas Crease 
to digg open y® H. way in Cornhill, from the S** Creases New 
House now building as farr as the Lower end of Queen Street, for 
the Laying their Celler drain into the Comon Shore there. Pro- 
vided they Lay the Same witli Brick or Stone, as the Law directs ; 
And that they do it in parts and Sufficiently cover^ by night & w* 
Expedition & at Such times as Least to annoy passengers ; and 
that they forthwith repair & make good that part of y® S*^ way 
where they Shall So digg. 

[77 •] Ephraim Fenno" Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drink as an Inholder disallowed. 

Ephraim Fen no' Petition to Sell Ale Beer and Cyder within 
doors as an Ale House, Exclusive of y® Liberty of Selling any 
other Sort of Strong drink, at his house in Malbrough Street, al- 
lowed by y® Sel men. 

Richard Hubbert Brewer his Petition to Sell Ale and Beer as a 
Retayler. disallowed. 

Thomas Coppins Petition to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder, 
disallowed. 

Eliz* Hauksworth' Petition to Sell Strong drink as a Retayler 
disallowed. 

Voted. That James williams be directed to take the Care of 
clearing the valt of y' House of Easment belonging to the Free 
Lattin School in School Street, & to Imploy the Free negros 
therein w° Taxed. 

August 12^ 

William Sergent who Sayes he came from Cape Anne (where he 
Last dwelt) with his wife and Children in the begining of this 
Summer ; was on the 25*^ of June Last by order of the Select men 
warned to depart. 

List returned to y' Sessons 28*** July, and y® above this day. 

[78«] Anno 1718. At a meeting of the Sel. men August 13. 

Voted that m' John Marion be impowered on behalfe of the S^ 
Sel. men to appear before the Court of Gen" Sessions of the 
Peace, for the County of Suffolk at their present Sessions to move 



42 CiTT Document No. 77. 

what he Shall think proper in order to Secure this Town from 
Charges w*'** may hapen to accrue or be imposed on them by reagon 
of the Passengers Lately Arived here from Ireland or else where. 

Sarah Hunt widdo. who had Lycence for many years past to 

Sell drink as an Inhold^ untill y® Last 3'ear, when at the time of. 

^ renewall of Lyccnees She was 111 *& not able to go up to get the 

same don. She now ask the renewall of S** Lycence for y° year 

ensuing vv''^ was allowed by y* Sel. men. 

Benj* Bryants Petition to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder is 
again disallowed, b}' y* Sel. men. 

Eliz* Hauksworth her Petition to Sell strong drink As a Retay- 
ler is ag:iin disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

Phillip Britton Barber haveing pl.-iced windows to his Barbers 
Shop over part of the H. way in Union Street & haveing by his 
Petition Asked the Select mens, allowance of Iheir So Standing. 

Voted disallowed by y® Sel. men. 

[79. ] Pursuant to y* directions in y* Law Relating to Free 
Negroes, The Select men do now Order and direct that y® Free 
male Negroes, Molattoes &c., of and belonging to this 1 own here 
after Named, & each of them respectively, dilligently to attend and 
perform their Labour in cleansing or repairing the high wayes, or 
other Services for the coraon benefit of this Town, at Such times 
& places as y® Select men or Such person or persons whom they 
Shall there to appoint, Shall order and direct, for the Space of So 
many dayes as is hereafter Sett down against each of their names, 
as an equivalent to watchings & Trainings &c. performed by 
others viz' : 



Grandy Eliot 
Peter Quaco 


dayes 
6 
3 


Phillip Hutchinson 
Dick Dudley 
Tom Itumny Marsh 
Exeter Foxcrofb 


6 
2 

3 
6 


Ned Hubbert 


4 


Mingo Quinsie 
Mingo Walker 


3 
3 


Joseph Jalla 
Ephraim Boyser 
John Sanco 


4 
6 
6 


Boston Wait 


5 


Great John 


5 


Sabasten Levensworth 


3 


Dick Patience 


5 


Tom Co we I 


6 


Toney at m' Gee* 
Jo Na^mey' husb^ 


3 

4 


Anthony Negro 
John Bridg 
Robin Lablond 


6 
6 
6 


Peter Milross 


6 


Jo. Williams, a moUattoe 


6 



Seleotsien's Minutes, 1718. 43 

and the Sd Select do order and appoint that any one of them the 
S* Select men, or m' James Williams are to warn and direct the 
above named persons to attend the above S^ Service at Such time 
and place as they or either of them Shall direct. 

[80.] Anno 1718. Atameetingof y*Sel.men,3^19»»»of Aiicriist. 

Thorn" Scot a Sho maker who Sayes he came from Barbadose 

^^ Cap* Bent & arived here ab* Six weeks past & now dwells w"* 

Thomas Weems, was on y* 16^^ of Aug. cur* by order of y® Sel. 

men, warned to depart. 

At ft meeting of y® Sel. men y® 21'* of August. 

Penj* Bryant" Petition for the renewall of his wives Lycence to 
him, to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at y® Lower end of King 
Street. 

Allowed by y* Sel. men & accordingly to be recomended. 

Thomas Coppins Petition for y* renewall of his wives Lycence 
to him to Sell Strong drink as an Inholder at y® 3 Crowns, disal- 
lowed. 

At a meeting of the Hon**® Members of Council and Justices of 
y® Peace w"* the Sel. men of Boston. 

Being Present. The Hon**** Sam" Sewall, Pen Townsend, Edw* 
Bromfield, Thom" Fitch, Thom" Hutchinson, Jonath^ Belclier & 
Paul Dudley Esq" of y® Counceil. 

Sam" Checkley, Daniel Oliver, Edw* Hutchinson, Anthony 
Stoddard, Josiah Willard, William Hutchinson Esq' Justices, 
together w***. Mesu" John Marion, Joseph Wadsworth Gent™ & 
William Welsteed & Habijah Savage Esq" Sel. men. 

Voted. That two persons more be added to y® Numb' of watch- 
men, for this Town, The which two are to be posted at y® Line of 
Deffence. 

[81.] Voted. That the S^ Watch men be directed to Keep the 
Gate at the Line of Deffence Shut from ten of the Clock at night 
untill broad day light in the morning, and not to be opened but 
upon Lawfull & necessary occasions. 

Voted. That from and after the date hereof there be a Ward of 
four meet and Sober persons at the Line of deffence on the Neck, 
for eight Lords dayes next ensuing, who are to attend the rules & 
directions agreed on y® 4*^ of Aug. 1712 and directions are to be 
givon to the Constables to appoint the S*^ persons & give them 
their Charge. 

And the S^ ward during their Attendance are to keep the Gate 
shut, & not to be opened but upon Lawfull & Necessary Occasions. 

Voted, an agreement. That the members of Counceil, Justices, 
Sel. men & Overseers of the Poor by Turns do walk by night as 
formerly to Suppress disorders, for the Space of eight weeks next 
following, according to the Assortment Last made for Vissiting of 
familyes . 

Voted. That Cap* John Fairwether be Appointed & Impowered 
to act in y® Office of a Fire ward in y' room & Stead of Cap* Ed- 
ward Martyn deceaced. 



44 CiTr Document No. 77. 

[82.] Annol7l8. At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 2** day of Sept'. 

Whereas by y* direction of ,y* Sel men Messu" Wadsworth & 
Baker have Treated w"* m'. Will™ Lee ab* keeping clean the H. 
way at y® Lower end of Cross Street the}'^ haveing now made 
report that the S'* Lee on y® Condition of the allowance of Twenty 
Shilling p annum, doth agree to repair and keep open the drain in 
the wharfe he hires of y® Town at y® Lower end of Cross Street, 
and also dense & keep clean that part of Cross Street abutting on 
Anue Street & Fish Street and next y** S"^ wharfe. 

Voted, an Acceptance of the S*^ report, and that the S* Lee be 
p^ the s*^ Same of Twenty Shillings p Annum for performing the 
Said Service. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y® 9th of Sept'. 

Liberty is granted to Mark Day to Set up three posts before 
his land in Back Street, to Stand not exceeding five feet dist* 
from his H^ Land. 

Liberty is granted to m' Edward Proctor to make a Toomb in 
the New range of Toombs on the Southerly Side of the North 
burying place, next m" Hough' Toomb, Provided he carry up 
the Brick wall thereof next Hull Street So as to be a Sufficient 
Fence. 

[83.] The Like liberty of a Toom is granted to m' John 
Mountfort to be placed next to m' Proctors Toomb. 

The Like Liberty of a Toomb is grante to Deacon John Barnerd 
to be placed next to m' Mountforts Tomb. 

Liberty is granted to PMward Durant to Erect a Toomb at the 
North end of Range of New Toombs in the Old Burying place 
Provided he cary up the Wall thereof next the adjacent Laud in 
conformity to the Other Toombs in that Range . 

Sarah Tomling haveing Lycence to Sell Drink as a Retayler at a 
House She hires of m"^ Sale at the Lower end of King Street. 
And being now desireous (in order to the Lessen in^: her Rent) to 
remove her dwelling from thence to the House where formerly 
She dwelt in Anne Street in Boston. She prayes the Approbation 
and Consent of the Select men that She may Occupie her S** 
Lycence there. Approved by y® Sel. ra. 

M'. Benj* Btignald haveing in now an order for his being paid in 
full for his raakeing the Town Clock. He now promises the Sel. 
men to do what Shall be further needfull to Compleat & finish the 
Same ; and if desired he will make the Same to go as an eight 
day Clock in the place where it now Stands. 

[84.] Whereas William Sargent of Cape Anne who Snyes he 
came from thence w'** his wife & children into this Town Some 
time in the begining of the Summer Last past, and was on the 
25**^ of June Last, by Order of the Select men warned to depart 
out of this Town. 

And whereas the S'* Sargent w*** his family doth continue to reside 
here without the consent and allowance of the S'* Select men, and 
to y® dislike of Sundry of the Inhabitants who have declared their 
Offence at his continuing in this Town. 

Ordered That m^ John Marion on the behalf of the S^ Select 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1718. 45 

men, be desired to make Application to any one or more of his 
maj**** Justices of the Peace, praying that a war* may be granted 
for the Sending of the S* Sargent w*** his family from hence unto 
Cape Anne the place from whence he came as the Law directs. 

At a Meeting of y« Sel. m the 23''* Sept'. 

Liberty is granted to m' John Langdon to make a Toomb in the 
New Range of Toombs on the Southerly Side of the North bury- 
ing place provided he cary up y* Brick wall thereof next to Hull 
Street So as to be a Sufficient Fence. 

Liberty is granted to Israel Walker to digg in Sidbery Street 
for repairing his Cellar drain tlici , Provided he Lay y* Same w*** 
Brick or Stone &c. 

[85 .J Liberty is granted to James Peneman to digg open the 
High way in SuiSer Street for ab* 29 feet in Length for the Laying 
his cellar drain into the Cornon Shore there, Provided he Lay the 
Same with Brick or Stone, and also that he forth^^ repair and 
make good ihat part of y® S* H. way w*^ he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to Thorn" Creese digg ab* Six feet from y* 
house in w^^ he dwells .into the H: way in Malbrough Street for y* 
repairing his cellar drain his cellar drain there Provided he Lay the 
Same w**^ Brick or Stone as y* Law directs, and also that he forth 
w*** repair that part of the S** way w*'** he Shall So digg. 

. At a meeting of the Sel. men Sept' 29*^. 

Whereas the Sel. men are Enformed that y* Sconce or South 
Battrey is become deffective and unfit to keep y* Townes powder 
there Ordered that Cap* Tim" Clark be desired to Send y« S** Pow- 
der to the Powder House takeing m' Powning rec' for the Same. 

Ordered that Cap* Tim® Clark be desired to move to his Exel*^ 
the Gov*^ & Councel for a Supply of So much of y* Townes Powder 
as hath been Expended in the Service of the Province. 

Liberty is granted to Jonath" Wardwell to digg in Hanover 
Street from his dwelling house as far Down as m' Flaggs for 
Laying his Cellar drain into y® Comon Shore there ; Provided that 
he Lay the Same w"* Brick or Stone &c ; And Also that he forth 
with repair and make good y* part of y® way w** he Shall So digg. 

[86.] Anno 1718. At a Meeting of the Select men 14*^ Octob-" 

Liberty is granted to Thomas Goodwill to digg a Cross y* H 
way in Charter Street, for the Laying his Cellar drain in to m' John 
Adams" drain w** runs through his Own Land. Provided that in 
doing the Same he Leave Sufficient passage for Carts & foot pas- 
sengers, and that he Lay the Same w*** Brick or Stone as the Law 
directs, and also that he forthwith Sufficiently repair & make good 
that part of the S** way w*''* he Shall So digg. 

Liberty is granted to John Beard to digg ab* fifty feet in Ticngth 
on y* Easterly Side of Cow Lane for the repairing or New Laying 
his Cellar drain there, provided he Lay the Same w"* brick or 
Stone as the Law directs, and also that he forthwith repair <& 
make good that part of y* S** way w*** he Shall So digg. 

Voted. That in case any considerable quantity of Lidian Com 



i 

46 City Document No. 77. 

be imported into this Town before the Shnting ia of. y* ensuing 
winter & exposed to Sale. In order to check an Exorbitant de- 
mand of y* Sellers thereof. 

Any four of the Sel. men agreeing, may open the Townes 
Granary and order the Sale of corn at four Shillings <& Six pence 
p bashel. 

Octo'. 23*»*. 

Liberty is granted by Mesu" Joseph Wadsworth, John Charnock, 

John Baker, & Sam" Greenwood. Unto John Souther to digg 

open y* H. way a cross Lyn Street for y* Laying his Cellar dram 

into y® comon Shore there provided he Lay y* Same w*** brick or 

Ij Stone, & forthw*^ repair & make good y* way w*^ he Shall digg. 



I 



[87.] Aug. 22^ 

A List of Strangers Obtruding themSelves into this Town, who 
by order of the Sel. men were warned to depart viz*. 

Sarah Davise of Cambridge who came from thence into this 
Town ab* 2 m** before was waned 4*** Aug Last. 

Katheiin Scolley who came from Mistick into this Town ab* 1 
m** before was warned y* 8*^ Sept. Last. • 

Sundry persons who Arived into this Town from Ireland aV 
two moneths Since viz*. 

Thomas Walker 
John Rogers 
James Blare 
Eliz*. Blare 
Rachel Blare 
w' accordinly Warned Oct**' 22***. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, the 27*** of Octo'. 

A List of persons warned now returned to y® Sessions. 

The Select men to gether w*** m'. Samuel Clark have now agreed 
as followeth viz*. 

The S** Select men have now Lett unto the S'* Clark all that the 
Wharfe and Dockage belonging to y* Town next adjoyning to the 
North Battree in Boston Late in the Tenure of m' Tim** Thornton, 
Known by y® name of N®. Battree Wharfe, from the first day of 
November next for and during y® Term of Seven years from thence 
next ensuing. Provided that he the S^ Clark Shall not Incumber the 
Line of comunication So as to Obstruct a free passage to and from 
the Battree for the Publick use & Service of tlie Same. And the S** 
Clark dos agree to pay unto the Treasurer of the S** Town yearly 
for the rent thereof the Sume of Twenty pounds p Annum in Good 
Bills of Credit or Cur* money of this Province [88.] and also 
Shall and will keep the Same in good Tenantable repair (as it now 
is) and So to deliver the Same to the Select men at y* end of the 
Said Term, Extraordinary Casualy by Excessive Storms Excepted. 

Wigg*' Sweetsir asks the continuance of 30*. at Intrest of y* 
Appropriated Bill for Six moneths Longer from the 12*** of Sept' 
Last. Allowed by y* Sel. in. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 19*** of October. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1718. 47 

Ordered W" Bennet & Edw* Macdaniel be imployed as a watch 
a y* House of y* R* m'. Sam** Miles during the Suspician of y 
Small Pox being there, in ord to prevent the Spreading of Infec- 
tion. 

Dec'. 6^. 
Liberty is granted by Mesu" Joseph Wadsworth, W* Welsteed, 
John Charnock & John Baker Sel. men unto m'. John Fitts & m' 
John Pyn to digg open the H. way in Hanover street, Wings Lane 
& Anne Street for the clearing the conduit pipes in w*^ there la 
now a Stoft, Provided they take effectuall care that the H. way 
where they So digg be forth with repaired Sb made good. 

At a meeting of the Select men 16* Decemb' 

At a motion <& Request of m' Michael Shallaw [or Shaller] for 
further continuance of fifty pounds of y* Townes Appropriated 
money w*^ he hath at Intrest. Voted that y* Same be continued 
in his hand untill the 10* of March next. 

Voted that y* 200' of S* money in m'. Edward' Richards his hand 
at Intrest be according to his desire continued there untill y* 6* of 
march Next. * 

[89.] Voted That y* T. Clerk Issue forth war*« for a Town 
Meeting to convene at 3'* Town House on Monday y* 29* of Dec' 
Cur* at two of the Clock in y* after noon, to receive, the Report of 
y* Comittee ab' Repairs of Fortifications, and y* Report of y* com- 
ittee ab' a Writin School House at y*' South and to agree & determin 
what they Shall See meet Relating thereto. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men 18*. Dec'. 

Agreed, that the Granaryes be opened for the Sale of Indian 
Corn on Fryday & Saterday next. viz*, the South granary on 
Fi-yday, and the North Granary on gatterday, and on the next 
week following on Tuesday at the South and on Fryday at the 
North, And m' Galpine is directed to Sell out to the Inhabit** of this 
Town not exceeding one bushel to each buyer, at five Shillings p 
bushel, and he is directed to put up before hand one bushel in each 
of y* Townes Baggs, and first receive each p*sons money and then 
Shift the Corn into their respective baggs, the hours appointed to 
attend the Same is from nine to twelve in the fore noon and from 
two to four in the after noon & he is to Imploy y* Cryer to cry at 
that price each buyer to bring good bill ready changed & to cry 
thr6 the Town on thursday. 

[90]. Anno 1718. At a meeting of the Sel. men 19* Dec'. 

Ordered that y* Town Clerk do add to y* warr** for calling a T. 
meeting to convene y^ 29* cur* viz*. 

Agreeable to y® advice of His Excel®^ y* Gov' & council this day 
given. It is further proposed y* y* Inhabit*" at S'* meeting do also 
consider and direct about proper meCbodes to have a Supply of 
Grain, bought up at conecticut or any other place more convenient 
and dispatched heither as Soon as possible for the Supply of this 
Town. 



48 City Document No. 77. 

Agreed wth the Hon**^ Jonath** Belcher for ten Thousand of Bread 
for y Supply of y« Inhabit*" of this Town at Forty Shill. p 
hundred. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 23*^ of December. 

Whereas the Sel. men have Lett unto Sam" Bill & Sam° Green- 
liefe Deer Island for Seven years comenceing the first day of 
march next. In consideration y* by S^ agreem* the Town is not 
obliged to make & maintain y* Fenceing there. 

The Sel. men agreeable to the like allowance to y* Former Ten- 
nant relating to y* fence, They do agree to Supply the S^ Lessees 
w*^ that Thirty pounds due by bond from the S* former Tennant 
Nath" Butt on y® first of march next they giveing Bond to repay the 
Same into the Town Treasury at the end of S° Terra or other Ex- 
piration of their Lease and also Shall & will at their own cost & 
charge make & maintain a Substanciall board fence of four foot 
high from the Bara to three Rods distant Southerly from the 
dwelling house (in order to prevent y® Sand coming on y® Land 
there) and to keep and uphold the Same in good repair, and So to 
deliver the Same at y* end of y" Term. 

[91.] Libert}' is granted to Deacon Thomas Baker to digg 
open y* High way a. cross Ship street for the repairing his Cellar 
drain there. 

Provided that he Lay the Same w*^ Brick or Stone as the Law 
directs, and that in doing the Same he leave SufiScient passage, 
and that he forth with repair & make good that part of the way 
where he Shall So digg. 

Ordered. That y® Town Clerk do Endorss y® order to m' Foy for 
10 m of Bread to be delivered to m' Calvin Galpine. 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men, Jan"^ 6*^. 

Whereas the Selct men did in the begining of this year agree w*^ 
John Braman to Let to him the Townes wharfe. & Dock (w**** he 
Occupied y® Last year) for this present year ending the first day of 
March next he paying for y* Rent thereof unto the Town Treasu' 
the Sume of forty pounds, w^ agreem' is now by y® S** Sel. men 
ordered to be recorded. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men the 13"" Jan^^. 

In answere to the motion and request of m' Jn® Bamerd. 

Voted that y* Sel. men do now dismiss him from the Service of 
School-master, and That Mesu" Wadsworth, Greenwood, and 
Baker do notify him thereof. And Likewise return him thanks for 
his past care and Conduct in that Post 

and also that they waite on m' Joshua Gee jun'. & desire him to 
take y® care of S** School as the master thereof untill that vacancy 
be Supplyed 

At y* desire of m' Jon* Belcher y® Sel. men do release to him 
Six thousand of y* bread they agreed w* him for. 

[93,] Ordered. That the Town Treasu' do pay to the 
Severall persons hereafter named, for bread bought of them for the 
Supply of y* Inhabit*" of this Town, to be paid out of y* appro- 
priated Bills viz*. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1718-19. 49 

To y* Hon*»^ Jon\ Belcher Esq'. 

for 4 m bread £80. 0. 0. 

To Henry Emms for 3 m at 38/ p hundred £57. 0. 0. 

To John Buchanan for 1 m ditto at 87/ £18. 10. 
upon their produceing m' Galpines recta for the respective 
quantityes. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Feb'. 3^* being present five in 
Numb'. 

It is unanimously Voted. That m' Thom* Robie be desired to 
Succeed as Master of the Gramar School at the North ('nd of this 
Town, in the room and Stead of m' John Barnerd who at his desire 
was by y* S** Sel. men, on the 13"" of J&h^ dismised from that 
Service. 

Voted. That the Town Clerk be directed to Notify the Rev'* 
ministers of this Town thereof desiring a Certificate of the min- 
isters Approbate relating to their S^ cho3'ce agreeable to the di- 
rections in the Law. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 10"* of Feb^^. 

Whereas the Rev^ Ministers of this Town have already (most of 
them) Signified under their hands, their approbation of the Select 
mens choyce of m' Thorn*. Robie to Succeed as master of the 
North Grammer School. 

Voted. That the Town Clerk be directed in the Name of the Sel. 
men by the first op[)ortunity to Give the S* m' Robie an Invitation 
to under take that [93«] charge as master of the S** School, and 
to desire him (as soon as may be) to Signify to them his Mind 
and Inclination Relating thereto. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Feb'. 17***. 

Ordered. That the Town Treasu' do pay out of the Townes 
Appropriated Bills to Will™ Welsteed Esq'. £6. 13. 0. for 38 
bush^ of Indian corn by him bought & put into y® Granary y® Last 
Summer. 

Ordered that Dan^^ Bery be dichared from paying for grass in y® 
North Burying place for y® year 1718. the Same then Lying open. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 23* of Feb'^^. 

Voted. That y® T. Clerk do Issue forth warr*" to ye Constable 
For a Town meeting to convene at y® Town House the Nineth of 
March next at nine of y* Clock in the fore noon to chuse Sel. men 
& other Town Officers as the Law directs, and to grant money to 
defray y* necessary charges of the Town, and to conclude ab' what 
was continued at y* Last meeting ; and to consider & agi^ee ab* a 
Supply of Grain & the managem' of y* Granary, and of a motion 
made by Sever" Inhabit** ab' Raising a Comittee to consider ab* 
matters Relating to Publick benefit, and to consider & agree ab* 
any other matters for promoting y* benifit or Safety of the Town. 

March 7. 
Liberty is granted by Mesu'". Jos. Wadsworth, Habijah Savage 
Esq'., Sam" Greenwood & John Baker Sel. men, unto Joseph Bel- 



50 City Document No. 77. 

cher, to digg open the H. way in North Street for y* Laying a 
Cellar drain from his Land on y* East Side of y* S** Street So as to 
joyn w*^ the Comon Shore there, he Laying the Same w*** Brick or 
Stone, and also forth w*^ to make good that part of y* S* way 
where he Shall So digg. 

[94.] Anno 1718/9. At a Meeting of the Sel. men, the 3^ of 
March. 

The S* Select men to gether w*^ Daniel Berry have now agree 
as followeth viz^ The Select men do Lett unto the S' Berry the 
grass of the North Burying place for the year Esuing for w*** he 
agrees to pay unto y* Town Treasu' for the Same Three pounds. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 17^ of march, being present 

m'. Isaiah Tay 
m'. John Marion 
m' Thom* Gushing 

Oliver Noyes Esq'. 

Elisha Cook Esq', 
m'. William Clark & 
m'. Ebenezar Clough. 

The S* Select men have agreed w*^ m' James Barnes and Letten 
to him all that the wharf e and Dock, Late in the Tenure of John 
Braman for one year he payin thirty pounds rent for y* Same, 
eommenceing the first of March Currant, and the S^ Barnes being 
present doth Signify his i^reem^ thereto. 

Mesu" Nathaniel Balston & Obadiah Wakefield are Chosen to 
Serve as Veiwers & Sealers of cord wood. 

Ordered. That James Clemans be directed to continue in ward- 
ing at W™. Abrams House where the Small pox was untill further 
order. 

[95.] Daniel Driskel & Charles Clift are appointed to be 
chimny Sweepers they attending within this Town, untill y* further 
order, directions of the Town order or By-Law relating 
thereto. 

Ordered that Execution ag* Starr & Warren be Sus- 
pended for the Space of three moneths next ensuing at w*'^ time 
they Now promise to make payment. 

March 21^ 
Liberty is granted by m' Isaiah Tay, Oliver Noyes Esq. m' Will™ 
Clark, mr Thomas Cushing & m' Eben'. Clough Sel. men of Bos- 
ton, unto m" Kather" Pappiiion & m' A Hex' Millar to digg open 
y* High way in Moon Street of Ab' Seventy feet in Length, for y* 
Laying their respective cellar drains So as to joyn w"* the drain 
belonging to the House of Capt Thorn" Barnerd deceaced. Pro- 
vided the}' Lay y* S* drain with Brik or Stone as the Law directs, 
and also that they forth with repair and mak good that part of the 
S* High way where they Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Select men y* 30* of March. 1719 

Cap' Nathan" Oliver, Cap* John Brentnel & m' Hugh Floyd, are 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1719. 51 

desired to get Erected a conveDient Pound, at Some Satable place 
within, y* district of Rumny Mai*sh 

Liberty is granted to Coll* Gyles Dyer to digg open tlie High 
vr&y from the South Easterly end of his Land abutting on pond 
Street, through Short Street down to y* Sea, for the Laying a 
dreain or Couion Shore from his Still house w^ he is now 
about to Erect for Conveyance of the feces from his S* Still house 
in to y* Salt water. Provided he Lay the S* drain w*** Brick or 
Stone full twelve inches Square within Side and also that he forth 
w^^ repair & make good that part of y^ way where he Shall So 
digg:. 

[96.] Ordered, by y* Sel. men That John Tuckerman be y' 
Cow keeper for y* year ensuing, and also he is impowered to Pros- 
ecut the Town Order relating to Horses <&c. on y^ Same Terms as 
entered 3*. April 1716. 

Whereas Daniel Driskel & Charles Clift w' by y* Sel. men on 
the 17* Curr* appointed to be chimny Sweepers w*^ in this Town. 
It is now further ordered that all other persons other then Such as 
Shall obtain an Order for the Same in writeing from y^ S*^ Sel. 
men, are prohibitted the Exercise of that Imployment within this 
Town, under y* Penalty of forfeiting as directed in y* Town order 
or By-Law ab* Sweeping of Chimnyes. 

The Sel. men and Comittee do unanimously agree to Nominate 
m' John Briggs to be the Master at y^ New writing School House 
at y* North. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, 16* of April. 

The Sel. men haveing now reed, from m' W". Clark his report 
of m' Robies answere to him relating to his taking charge of y^ N** 
Gramer School. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk be directed to Signify to the S* 
m' Eobie in writing. That they are of Oppinion that it is not for 
the Townes Intrest to deferr the Settlement of a School master at 
y* S* School untill the comencem*, and therefore they desire and 
Expect his Imediate compiyance w* the Invitation formerly given 
him. 

Orderd that y* Town clerk do notify y* Sel. men of N that 

in case m' John Barber come to board in their Town, yet he Shall 
alway be acknowleded as an Inhabit' of Boston. 

[97.] Anno 1719. Atameetingof theSel. meny*22*of April. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Isue forth warr*" to the 
constables to Notifie y^Inhabt^ qulified to chuse Bepresentitives 
on Wednesday the 29*^ of Apr" cur* at nine of the clock in the 
forenoon to chuse Representitives, and to give out Tickets 
as hath been accustomed. And at the Same meeting the Inhab- 
itants qualifyed to vote in Town affaires are to receive y* Rei)ort 
of Sev" comittees. and to consider & agree ab* enlarging y* South 
Burying place, and to consider ab' mesu" Barnerd & Dimerry* 
motion ab' Purchaceing a peice of y^ Townes Land next y* Mill 
pond. 

At at a meeting of the Sel. men the 27^ of Aprill. 



52 GiTY Document No. 77. 

Whereas m' James Freeman w*** Sundrj'^ others Inhabit** at the 
Noiiih end of Boston have Signified to the S*^ Sel. S5. that Behj* 
Williams of Boston hath Lately Shut up and fenced in an Alley or 
Passage way called Sliding Alley at the North end of the S* Town, 
which runs from Charter Street to Lyn Street, w** hath La^n open 
upwards of Thirty years Last past whereby the Town was Greatly 
accomodated, and was alwayes Suppo&ed to be free & open for 
the use of this Town untill now. 

Praying their consideration of the Premisies, that So the Town 
may not be deprived of their just Right, and the Neighbourhoods 
prejudice in their Estates near the S** Alley. 

Voted. That the consideration thereof be recomended to the 
Hon***® His Maj*^®' Justices in Court of Gen" Sessions of the Peace, 
for y* county of Suffolke at their next Sessions. 

Praying them to hear judg and determine, in and ab' the prem- 
isies as they in their Wisdom Shall think just and Right. 

[98.] m' John Flagg is directed to Cleanse y* Windows of y* 
T. House. 

m' William Pitson Late of London is admitted an Inhabit* of this 

Town, on condition as he proposes he get m' Hillier & m' 

Proctor to bind themselves in a hundred pound bond to 

Save y* Town harmless. 

Oi'dered to be here Recorded, Relating to Sundry Stranger 
Newcomers w*^ by order of the Select men w' warned to depart 
out of this Town viz*. 

Robert Grims & John Brown both Coopers. 

John Hambleton, Richard Hanford & Josep Watts Platers & 
George Glin Tayler, all of them came from South Carolina in 
this Town ab' a week before, were on the 24"* of Feb' 1-718 warned 
to depart. 

Katherine Whitehead who came from Charlestown into this 
Town ab* 2 moneths before was on y" 20"* of march 1718 warned 
to depart. 

Anne Hanson who came from Casco into this Town ab* a week 
before was on y" 23*^ of march, 1718 warned to depart. 

Mehitabel Lewis who came from Piscatiqua into this Town ab* 
2 moneths before was on y* 23*^ of march Last warned to depart. 

Rob' Holmes & wife, William Holmes & child who came from 
Casco into this Town ab* 12 dayes before was on the 15"* of Aprill 
cur* warned to depart. 

AUex' Macgrigory who w"* his family cajne Lately from Ireland 
into this Town was on y* 17"* a April 1719 warned to depart. 

List of Strangers warned & Returned to the Cerk of the Peace 
the 4"* of May. 

[99.] Anno 1719. April 30*^. 

Liberty is granted by m' John M^-rion, Tho' Cushing Elisha 
Cook Esq', & m' Eben' Clough Sel. men, untom'. Benj* Gallop to 
digg open the High way a cross Fish Street for the New Laying 
his cellar drain there. Provided that he do the Same in parts So as 
to Leave a Sufficient Passage while the Same is doing, and that he 
Lay the Same w"* Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and also that 



Selectmen's Minutes, 171 y. 53 

he foi-th with repair and make good that part of the S^ way where 
he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, y* 11"* May 

Liberty is granted to m' Rich** Buckley to digg open ab* five feet 
in Length in y® H : way in Henehmans Lane for the Laying his 
cellar drain into y® Comon Shore there provided he Lay y® Same 
w*^ Brick or Stone according to Law, and also that he forth with 
repair & make good y' part of y® way w''^ he Shall digg up. 

The Price of Wheat now Stated by the Select m. for Regu- 
lating the Assize of bread is ten Shill. p Bushel, at w''^ price the 
assize of Bread as directed in the Law is as foUoweth viz' 

OS. dr. 

of peny white Loafe 4. 1 

penny wheaten 6. 1 

penny Household 8. 0, 

John Stanifords Petition allowed as recorded in y® Book ab* 
Timber building. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14*^ of May 

Liberty is Granted to Cap' John Charnock to digg in y® II. way 
in Bennet Street for Laying his Cellar drain into y® Coraon Shoar 
there, Provided he Lay y* Same w*^ Brick or Stone, And also foitli 
w*'* repair & make good that part of y® H. way where he Shall So 
digg- 

[too.] Whereas the Inhabitants of this Town at their Last 
Publick Meeting did make choyce of m' Peleg Wiswel to Succeed 
as Master of the North Grammer School. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk be directed to Notify the R** 
Ministers within the S** Town thereof, desireing them to Signifie 
their Approbation of the S*^ Choyce. 

At a meeting of the Select men, 25"* of May. 

Liberty is granted to m' Jabez Salter to digg open the H. way 
a cross Fish Street for the New Laying his cellar drain there, Pro- 
vided that he do the Same in parts So as to Leave a Sufficient 
passage while the Same is doing. And that he Lay the Same w'*» 
Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and also that he forth with 
repair and make good that part of y® S^ way where he Shall So diirg. 

Voted. That the following directions be given to the Masters 
of tlie Free writeing Schools within this Town viz'. 

1. That morning and evening prayer be attended in the S^ 
Schools. 

2. That a Portion of Gods Word be read by Some of y* Schol- 
lars morning and Evening by turns. 

3. That the Schollars be Catechized every Saturday after the 
form of the Assembly es Catechism. 

' 4. That proper Seasons be Stated & Sett a part for the En- 

courageing of good Spelling. 

5. That the accustomary School hours be duly Attended 
Edw^ Sanson is admitted to Serve as a watch man in the Roome 

of Thorn' Jent deceaced. 



64 Cirr Document No. 77. • 

[101.] Anno 1719. At a meeting of the Sel. men 29*** June. 

Tbankfull Trobridge Late of Hartford who Sayes She came from 
thence into this Town in the Later end of May Last haveing 
moved to y* SeL men for Liberty to dwell here. 

Ordered that She the S*^ ThankfuU be warned to depart out of 
this Town. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 29^ of June. 

Whereas Sundry of the Inhabit^ of Rumny march Twenty Seven 
in Number, by their Petition dated the 18*** Inst* have Signified 
their dislike of the place where the New Pound is Lately Erected 
by the comittee appointed to Erect the Same, as judging it to be 
unsutable for the Publick benefit of the Inhabit*" there, and their 
desire that the Same pound be removed, or a New one Erected 
nigh unto their meeting house, a place most comodious for the 
benefit of y« Inhabit**. 

Ordered. That the Gentlemen of the S* comittee. viz* Cap* 
Nath" Oliver, cap* John Brentnall & m' Hugh Floyd, be notified 
that the Sel. men have agreed to hear and consider the S^ Petiton 
on monday y* 6 of July at 3 afternoon in order to the Satisfaction 
of the Generality of y* Inhabit*", desireing the S*^ comittee to 
bring or Send to the Sel. men what they Shall think proper relat- 
ing thereto. 

The Select men have this day considered the List returned by 
the Clerk of y* Peace of the names of persons w®^ w' Lycenced to 
Sell Strong drink in y* year 1718 

At a meeting of the SeL men, July 6*^ 

Order that y* Town Clerk do Lay before His Excel*^ the Grov' & 
Councel an Acco* of the Sel. mens disburstm*" on y* Town house 
praying their grant for pay* of y* Moiety or halfe part thereof, and 
also the whol of then* disbursts for y*^ use of the Prvince Hospi- 
tall. 

And also to move the court of Gen" Sessions for their allowance 
& grant of one quarter part of their charge on y® Town House. 

James Paling Sb Thom' Finch are each of them admit Inhabit** 
in case each give in Security 100 each. 

[102.] The Petitions of Sundry persons for Lycence to Sell 
Strong drink as Inholders at Large w*^ w' disallowed by the Sel. 
men viz*. 

Thomas Chub 
Mary Tims 
Josiah Mountjoy 
Ezekiel Walker 
Rich* Hall. 
The Petitions of Sundry persons for Lycence to Sell Strong 
drink as Retaylers at Large disallowed by y® Sel. men viz*. 

Susanna Grey 
Henry Dickerson 
John Bushel 
John Minzes 
Elizabeth Keen 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1719. 55 

Agnis Gwinops petition to Sell beer ale & Cyder as a ReTayler. 
disallowed by y* Sel. m 

The Petitions of Sundry persons for Lycence to Sell beer, Ale 
and Cyder out of doors by retayl allowed by y* Sel. m. viz'. 

Susanna Grey at her House in Malbrougb Street. 

John Brown in Corn hill over ag' y^ Brick meeting house. 

Robert Siuiith in Summer Street. 

William Barnsdale in Fish Street. 

The Petitions of Sundry persons for Lycences to Sell Str. drink 
as Inholders w°^ w' Allowed by y* Sel. men viz* 

Sands Gibbins at y* Lyne of Deffence 

Ephraim Fenno at his House in Mabrough Street. 

Joseph Dodge at y* Lower end of North Street. 

Adrian Cunningham in y* Room of Widd® Hunt neer Scalets 
wharfe. 

Thom' Coppin at mad™ Middlecuts House in Fish Street. 

Thom' Finch at y* 3 Marrin" at y* Lower end of King Street 
w*^ Condito. 

Mary Gilbert at y* North end of Fish Street. 

Sarah Cross nigh Cross Street in Anne Street. 

Henry Bridgham in Milk Street. 

Eatherin Everton in Lyn Street at y* end of North Street. 

Mary Willard nigh y* Town House in King Street. 

[103.] The Petitions of Sundry persons for Lycence to Sell 
Str. drink as Retaylera w** w' allowed by y® Select men, viz^ 

Mary Kilcup, nigh the North Battree at Lyn Street. 

Nath** Harriss over ag* m' Coomers in Fish Street 

John Stevens at y* end of Love Street in North Street. 

Rich^ Salter in m' Lindalls Rents in Leverets Lane 

Anne Horton, m' Dan" Olivers Rents in Mackril Lane. 

James ScoUey where he now dwells in Comhill 

John Hobbs next to m' John Colemans in Hanover Street. 

Hanna Dyer next m' Odlings in Newbery Street. 

m' Rich^ Henchman where he now dwells in North Street. 

Jonathan Brown at his House in Charter Street. 

John Barrel at his New Brick house in Newbery Street. 

James Mounteer at y" House where he now dwells in King 
Street. 

W" Knock in D' Cooks Rents in King Street. 

Will™ Gill at his House nigh y* Sallutation in Ship Street 
- Job Ingraham at his House nigh Corn court. 

Eliz* Pickering in Butlers Row at King Street. 

William Man at his House in Dock Square, only of y* Spirits 
w'* he distills. 

James Palling Petition for Lycence to Keep a CoflPee House at a 
house he hires of Cap^ James Pitts in Corn hill allowed by y" Sel. 
men on condition. - 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 11*^ of July. 

The price of Wheat Stated by y* Select men for Regulating the 
Assize of Bread is nine Shillings and Six pence, at w®** price the 
assize of Bread as directed in the Law is as followeth viz* 



56 CiTT Document No. 77. 

OS. dr 

Of peny white Loafe 4. 2 

peny wheaten 6. 2 

peny Household 8. 4 

[104«] Liberty is granted by Mesu" John Marion, Thomas 
Cashing, Oliver Noyes Esq'. Elisha Cook Esq', and William Clark, 
Sel. men of Boston, unto m' Daniel Pecker to digg open the High 
way in Middle Street for the Laying his cellar drain from his dwell- 
ing house to the Mill creeck. So as that in doing the Same ho 
Leave SuflScint passage for Carts, Provided also that he Lay the 
Same w^ Brick or Stone as the Law directs, and also that he forth- 
with repair and make good that part of the S^ way where he Shall 
So digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y* 15*** of July. 

Tiie Petition of Sundry persons for Lycence to keep comon vict- 
uallin Houses and coffee House alio we by y* Sel. m. viz'. 

Rich* Hall at his House nigh y* T. House in Kink Street. 

Rob* Smith at y* House where he dwells in Summer Street. 

Severall p'sons Petitioning to Sell as Retailers at Large, disal- 
lowed by y* Sel. men viz*. 

Susanna Grey 
Joshua Todd & 
Will"* Adkinson 

William Keens Petition to Sell Strong drink as a Retayler, 
allowed by y* Sel. m. 

John Browns Petition to Sell as an ale House nigh the Brick 
meeting house disallowed. 

Vote in addition to William Mans grant the 6*^ cur* that he have 
also liberty to Sell Barbadose Rum by Retayl. 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men July 20"*. 

Joseph Essix his Petition Sell drink an Inholder was disallowed 
by y* Sel. men. 

Sarah Smith, Joseph Essix & Will™ Adkinson their respective 
Petitions for Lycence to Sell drink as Retaylers w' disallowed by 
3'* Sel. men. 

[105.] Sundry persons petitioning to Sell Strong drink as 
Inholders Allowed by y* Sel. men viz*. 

Henry Laughton in Newbery Street 

Ezekiel Walker in Queen Street. 

Patience Copp in Prince Street. 

Sundry persons Petitionin to Sell Strong drink as Retaylers w*^ 
w' allowed by y* Sel. men viz*. 

Mary Pike in Newbery Street. 

John Bushel in Malbrough Street. 

Francis Righton in Marshalls Lane. 

Margaret Claxton in Corn Court. 

John Eustis in Back Street. 

Eliz' Barber in Battree march. 

July 25 
Persons Strangers w''^ by m' John Marion, w'^ by order of the 
Select m. of Boston w' warned to depart out of the S* Town viz*. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1719. 57 

John Lyon and wife who came from Sudbery who then had 
been in this Town ab* eight weeks were on the 26*^ of May Last 
warned to depart. 

Margaret Batten who came from Milton & had then been here 
ab* six weeks was on y^ 8** of June warned to depart. 

Joan Maccoullah widd" came from Casco bay who had been 
then here ab* 5 dayes was on the 5*^ of June, warned to depart. 

John Stanbridge Taylor & wife w'* came from R. Island who 
had then been here ab* 14 dayes was on the 8*^ of June warned 
to depart. 

Persons arriveing from Ireland y* 9*^ of June viz*. 

Andrew Pernia Cooper, John Maccanis & wife & 4 Child*. 
John Henderson & wife & 5 children, William Miller & wife & 4 
children, John Criton & one maid, John Severwrit, Francis Grey 
& wife w*** 3 childr". were on the 18*** of Judc warned to depart. 

[106.] Daniel Wallise a Sick man who came from y* Isle of 
May and had ben then in this Town ab* 6 weeks, was on the 15*^ 
of June warned to depart 

John Dudley who Came with ^— Pitts from South Carolina who 
then at been in this Town ab* 8 day was on the 24"* of July warned 
to depart. 

Mary Banerlen a widd® w*^ 6 Children who came from Bronswick 
into this Town on y* 22*^ of July and was then warned to depart. 

Mary Torry a married woman of Brookline who had then been in 
this Town ab* two moneths was on the 23*^ of July warned to depart. 

Thankf ull Trobridge of Hartford widd° who came from thence 
into this Town ab* a week before was on the 13'^ of June last 
warned to depart. 

A List of persons warned returned to y* Sessions July 27. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men, the 27*** of July. 

John Mizes & 

Joshua Todd their motions to Sel as 
Retaylers w' disallowed by y® Sel. in. 

Sundry persons Petitioning for Lycence to Sell St' drink as 
Retaylers w' allowed by y* Sel. men viz'. 

Jn® Dupee only for Spirits distilled by him Nigh Olivers Dock 

William Adkidson 

John Sale at his House in King Street. 

Henry Dikinson at y* Lower end of Fleet Street. 

Thorn' Browns Petition to Sell St' drink as an Inhold at y* Sign 
of y* Bull allowed by y® Sel. m. 

Whereas Susanna Hewes of Boston widdow a person who for 
Some time past and Still doth receive Almes from this Town, is 
Lateley become a board' w'** her Son-in-law Richard Woods at his 
house in Roxbury. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Signifie to the Sel. men of 
Roxbury. That y* Sel. men of Boston do acknowledge her the 
"S*^ Susanna Hewes as an Inhabit* of Boston. 

[107.] And that they will Indempnifiy the Town of Roxbury 
from any charge w**^ may accrue or hapen to them by reason of her 
So residing there. 



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At the desire and request of Sundry of the luhabitants of 
Rumny Marsh. 

Voted. That the pound lately Erected there, be removed to 
Some convenient place nigh the meeting house & neere the Horse 
Stables there. Provided that the Petitioners do defray y* charge 
of removeing & new placeing the Same. 

Voted. That Oliver Noyes Esq'. & m' Eben'. Clough are desired 
in the best manner they can to repair and make good the Bridge 
in Mackril Lnne. 

Ordered that Application be made to the Court of Gen'* Session 
of the Peace praying them to State a Rule for apportioning the 
Watch Tax. 

July dO\ 

Liberty is granted by Mesu" Isaiah Tay, Thom' Gushing, Oliver 
Noyes & William Glark Sel. men. unto Mesu"^ John Pitts and John 
Pym to digg open the H. way in Ann street for repairing the 
Gonduit Pipes there Provided, that they forthwith SuflSciently 
repair & make good that part or parts of the S* way where the 
Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Hon^** Members of Gounccil, Justices of the 
Peace w*^ in the Town of Boston w'^ the Select men of the S** Town, 
at the Town House the 4^ of August 1719. 
[108 •] Being present 

Samuel Sewal 
Edward Bromfield 
Pen Townsend 
Addingto" Davenport 
Thomas Hutchinson 
Jonath^ Belcher 
Paul Dudley 
Anthony Stoddard 
Edw* Hutchinson 
Habijah Savage 
Will°» Welsteed 

Ordered, that from and after the date hereof, untill the 11"* of 
October next, there be a Ward of four meet & Sober persons at 
the Line of deffence on Lords dayes according to the Rules and 
directions agreed on the 4* Aug 1712. 

And that the S^ Ward during their attendance are to keep the 
Gate Shut, & not to be opened but upon Lawfull & necessary 
occasions. 

Voted, an Agreement of the Gent™, of y® Couiicel Justices & 
Sel. men. In order to prevent & Suppress disorders by turns to 
walk by night for the Space of eight weeks following begining on 
Monday the 10*^ of August Cur'., according to an Assortm' now 
made & Lying on file. 

The Sel. men present are, Elisha Cook Esq', Isaiah Tay, John 
Marion, Thomas Gushing, Oliver Noyes Esq. & Eben' Clough. 

Ordered. That the Town clerk do Issue forth a war' to the Con* 
Btables for Warding. 

And notificii for each weeks walking by night. 



Esq". Justices 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1719. 59 

[109 J Anno 1719. At a meeting of the Sel. men, the SV^ of 
August* 

Ordered that the following votes of the Sel. men past at a meet- 
ing of theirs the 22"* of Aug. cur* be now here Recorded viz*. 

Ordered that four foot & 1 1 Inches of m' W°* Aldens Land at 
the North westerly end in Cambridge Street be Lajd out to widen 
y* Street or high way there and So to. run away unto nothing 
eighty Six foot, M'^. Alden Leaves it to her husband whether to 
give it or no when he comes home. 

It is ordered That the Town be at y* Charge of paveing Six 
foot in the middle and the pavement to be from the heither end of 
y* Street to the Singn of the writeing board be yond the Green 
house Provided the Neighbourhood agree to perfect the paveing on 
each Side of the S* Street. 

Ordered, that m" Aldens fence be at y Townes Charge removed 
in Order to the going forward w^** the S*. pavement. 

Ordered, that the Townes part in paveing Mackrill Lane be five 
feet. 

Ordered. That his Excell*''^ the Gov', be desired to give order for 
the Stopping Cap'. Bass' Ship below, they haveing Lately had the 
Small Pox on Board. 

Aug. 81 

The Sel. men do Signify their Consent that Cap* Phillip Bass' 
Ship be permitted to come up to Boston, under the Limitations & 
directions Lying on file. 

M" Sarah Tomlin haveing Lycence to Sell as a Retayler in King 
Stree She now asks Liberty to Occupy'' y* S*^ L3'cence in part of 
that her house where She formerly dwelt in Ann Street, Allowed 
by }'• Sel. men. 

Liberty is granted to m' John Clough to digg open the High way 
for ab* 150 feet in Length on y* Westerly Side of orange Street 
for the Laying his Cellar drain there provided that he Lay y* Same 
w*^ Brick or Stone as the Law directs & y* he forthwith repair & 
make good y* part of y* S* way w''** he Shall So digg open. 

[110.] Anno 1719. At a meeting of the Sel. men.y' 2''of Sept'. 

Pursuant to the directions in the Law Relating to Free Negroes, 
Molattoes &c. 

The Select men do now order and direct. That the Free-Male- 
Negroes, MoUatoes &c. of and belonging to this Town, hereafter 
named, and each of them respectively, Do dilligently attend and 
perform their Labour in cleansing or repairing the High wayes or 
other Services for the comon benefit of this Town at Such times 
and places, as the S*^ Select men or Such person or persons whom 
they Shall thereto appoint. Shall order and direct, for the Space 
of So many dayes as is hereafter Set down against each of their 
names, as an Equivalent to Watchings, Trainings &c. performed 
by others viz'. 

dayei. 

Grandy Eliot 6 

Peter Quaquo ••••••• 2 

Dick Dudley 8 



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Tom Rumny Marsh 

Exiter Foxcroft 

Mingo Walker 

Jo J alia 

Ephraim Boiser 

John Sanco . • 

John Freeman 

Jack Chambers 

John Pearce 

Boston Waite 

Great John . 

Sebastin Levensworth 

Dick Patience 

Mingo Winthrop . 

Tom Cowel . 

Toney at m' Gees . 

Jo Nanny' husb*^ . 

Tom Lawson 

Anthony Negro 

John Bridge . 

Robin Lablond 

Peter Milross 

Jo Williams mollatto 
And the Sel. men do order and appoint that Mesa 
& Daniel Bell or either of them to warn direct and 
above named persons to attend and perform S*^ Service 
and place as they or either of them Shall direct. 



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[111,] Annol719. Atameetingof theSel.menthel7'»»of Sept'. 

The price of wheat now Stated by y* Select men for Regulating 
the Assize of Bread is eight Shillings and Six pence p bushel. 

At which price the Assize of Bread as directed in the Law is as 
foUoweth viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of peny White Loafe 4. 6 

peny wheaten 7. 1 

peny Household 9. 4 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 28*^ of Sept'. 

Ordered. That m' Sands Gibbins do keep the Lanthorn given 
to the Town by Eliakim Hutchinson Esq', well fixed with Lights 
in all dark or Stormy Nights for the Space of Six moneths next 
ensuing. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, Octob' 12. 

The Price of Wheat now Stated by y* Sel. in for Regulating the 
Assiz of bread is eight Shillings p Bushel, at w^^ price the Assize 
of Bread as Stated in the Law is as followeth viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of peny white Loafe 5 

peny wheaten 7 4 

peny Household 10 

Ordered. That Capt. Tim"* Clark be desired to cause what 



Siolectbien's Minutes, 1719. 61 

Powder is now in the Sconse & belonging to y^ Town, to be removed 
to the Powder House under the custody of m' Pownlng. 

Liberty is granted by Mesu" W". Clark, John Marion, Thorn* 
Gushing, Isaiah Tay^ & Elf. Clough Sel. ni, to m' James 
Freeman to digg open y* H. way a Cross Lyn Street, for the new 
Laying the drain of his dwelling house cellar there. Provided he 
Lay the Same w^ Biick or Stone as the Law directs, and also that 
he forth with Repair and make good that part of the S*^ way where 
he Shall So digg. 

[112.] Anno 1719. Octo' 24* 

Sundry persons Strangers w^ by order of the Sel. men w* by 
Deac. John Marion warned to depart out of this Town, viz^ 

John Gray w*^ his wife & five Children. 

John Newel w^ his wife & three Children. 

Robert Tark w* his wife & three Children, who all came into 
this Town from l^rwick in a sloop Thomas Bell mast' who have! jg 
then been here ab' three dayes w' on y* 5^ of August Last ^ 
wained to depart 

James Dixwell & 

James Wallis husb^ men who arrived here from y* Eastward & had 
then been here one week w' on y* 10* of August Last warned to 
depurt. 

John Clark w* his wife & five children who came from Merry 
meeting bay ab' 5 dayes before w' on the 16* of Sept' Last warned 
to depart. 

Martha Newell who Sayes She came from Irel^ & had been then 
here ab' Seven weeks was on the 23 Sept' Last warned to depart. 
Susanna Gate who Sa^^es She came from the Eastw^ & had then 
been here ab' three weeks was on the 18* of October Ins' warned 
to depart. 

a List of the foregoing was given into y^ Clerk of y* Peace 
y* 26* of Octo' 

At a Meeting of the Sel. men, Octo' 26* 

Ordered. That m' Will" Webster be notified, That the Select 
men do require him, forth with to carry up the Top of his chimney 
next to Eben' Surges' house So as to prevent hazzard by fire. 
And that his Tennant m** Gaud be forbid to make or keep Fire in 
the S*^ chimney untill y^ Same be made Safe. 

Liberty is granted to Will" Hutchinson Esq' & m' F' Brinley to 
make a Toomb in y* Old burying place in that Spot where m' 
Brinley* Relations were formerly buryed. for y* Interring y* 
Seigneur of y^ family there. 

[113.] Anno 1719. Nov' 13* 

Liberty is granted by Mesu'* Elisha Cook, Oliver Noyes Esq" 
and Williim Clark, & Isaiah Tay, Gent", Select men for the 
Town of Boston, unto M' Jonas Clark jun' to digg open the High 
way across Spring Lane for the Laying his cellar drain, from his 



62 CiTT Document No. 77. 

House w** formerly was M" Winslows, to run into a Cesten 
Standing in the Townes Land for the present Conveniency of m* 
Henry Sridgeham, Provided he Lay the S*^ drain w*^ Brick or 
Stone as the Law directs, and also that h« forth with repair and 
make good that part of the S^ H. way where he Shall So digg. 



At a Meeting of y* Bel. men, 14*^ Dec'. 

The Price of Wheat now Stated by y* Sel. men for Regulating 
the Assize of Bread is Seven Shillings p bushel. 

At w°^ price the Assize of Bread as Stated in y* Law is as fol- 
loweth viz* 

OB dr 

Of penny White Loaf 6. 6 

penny Wheaten 8. 5 

penny House-hold 11. 4 



At a meeting of the Sel. men y« 28**» of Dec* 
Mingo Walker Negro haveing moved to Sel. men for Liberty to 
Sweep Chimnyes, is by the Sel. men admited a chimny Sweeper 
in this Town untill further order. 

Ordered. That the Granary be Opened on Wednesdaj^es and 
Fry-dayes, and that on those dayes m' Calvin Galpine be directed 
to Sell to y* Inhabitants of this Town, (Excepting to the Comon 
Bakers) at the following Prizes viz* 

Indian at 31 9<^ 
Rey at 51 
wheat at 71 
And that he cause Notice thereof be given by Crying. 

[1 14.] Anno 1 719. At a Meeting of the Select men the 14*^ of 
Jan'y 

Whereas M' Eben' Clough hath now Layd before the S* Sel. 
men an acco* of his disburstment in makeing a comon Shore & 
Laying the Same w*^ Stone of 380 feet in Length extending 
through Robinson's Alley So as to join the comon shoar in North 
Street in Boston, amounting to the Sume of forty one pounds and 
three Shillings for the use and benefit of him Selfe & Such others 
of y® Inhabit*" as Shall or may receive benefit thereby. 

And that the names of the persons whose Cellars are now 
drained there by are as f oUoweth viz* 

Thomas More 
Joshua Thornton 
John Barret 
Joseph Barry 
Eben' Clough 
Praying the S* Select men to allow his S* acco* and to Judg and 
Award each perticular persons proportion thereof as the Law 
directs in order to his being enabled to demand and receive the 
Same of y* persons therein concerned. 
The Acco* of his disburstra** are as followeth vis* 



Seleotmen's Minutes, 1719-20. 



63 



June 1717. To y* digging & Laying y' S* drain 
at 21 p foot 

To entering y* Same into y* Comon Stiore in N*. 
Street 

To paveing in y* Street. 



£38. 0. 



2. 10. 
£0. 13. 



_ 41. 3. 

Accordingly the S** Sel. m have considered thereof & do approve 

the S* Acco*. And do Award each of the S* persons to pay as their 

proportion thereof unto y* 8* Eben'. Clough the respective Sumes 

as followeth viz' 

Thorn" More for | part therof . . £8. 4. 7 
Joshua Thornton i . . . . £8. 4. 7 

John Barret ^ £8. 4. 7 

Joseph Barry \ £8. 4. 7 

Anno 1719. Jan'y 22**^. 
[116.] Sundry persons, Strangers Latly come into the Town 
of Boston who by appointm* of the Sel. men were by M' John 
Marrion warned to depart viz^ 

Several persons who came passengers in the Ship Elizabetli, 
cap' Robert Homes master viz'. 

( Robert Doke 

William Watson 

Aaron Bell 

Oliver Watson 

John White 

Will"* More 

David Morrison 

John Strobridge 

Rob' Houston 

James More 

Aspel Macfradrick 

Thomas Geir 

Arthur Nelson 

George Arwin 

^ . Rob' Mackfarland 

jjarmers<j q^^^.^^ Patterson 

John Watson 
James Barnet 
William Nelson 
W"» Coffiram 
Abr". Homes 
James Cambell 
James Mathews 
John Blair 
John Scot 
Andrew Walker 
John Nelson 
Jane Davis Widdow 
Samuel Smith 
^Martha Linsy 
irere on the 3*^ of November Last warned as abov S^. 



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Sundiy Passengers who came from Ireland w^ Cap* Dennis di 
Arrived here in Novemb' Last viz^ 

r Samuel Mitchel 
Allexander Bothel 
Thomas Hill 
John Patterson 
John Mackeldo 
John Macfarlen 
John Cresto 
Robert Pepper 
WiU°» Hare 
John Androse 
Farmers -{ David Shaw 

Francis Gray ham 
AUexand' Gorden 
Robert Allen 
[116.] Will™ Dunco 

David Young 
George Allen 
John Posley 
John Young 
John Lausson 
^ John Crofford 
were on the 30*^ of November Last warned as afore S*. 
Samuel Hackny marriner who came from Barbadose haveing been 
here ab* 7 week & Sickly was by order of the Sel. men, warned on 
y* 22*** of Nov*. Last warned as afore S*. 

Katherine & Mary two Negro women, came here from Haveril 
ab* 10 weeks past were on the 24*^ of Nov'. Last warned as afore 
S\ 

Thomas Rape Taylor who came from Hingham into this Town 
ab' 11 weeks before, was on the 27*** of November Last warned as 
afore S*. 

John Walker who w*^ his wife & 8 children came Last from 
Ireland & had then been in this Town ab* one moneth was on 
y* 5"* of Dec'. Last warned as afore S*. 

Charles Welbec a Sick man who came Last New found Land 
& had then been here ab' one moneth was on y* 15*^ of Decembe* 
Last warned as afore S*. 

Samuel Fisher a Sick man who came Lately from Sea & had 
then been here ab* 10 dayes was on the 11"* of January cur' warned 
as afore S*. 

John Chapman who came into this Town ab* ten weeks past was 
on y* 10*** of Dec'. Last warned as afore S*. 
Jan*^ 25, List returned 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 25*** of Jan'' 

Whereas the S* Sel. men are Enformed that m' Benj* Hallawell 
hath Lately Obstructed the passage thro Crab Lane by Sett up a 
building there. 

Ordered that m' John Marrion do notifie y" S* m'. Hallawel that 
y* Sel. men do require him forth w*** to remove the S*^ obstruction. 



Selectmen's MmuxES, 1719-20. 65 

[117 •] In Answere to the Petition of James Freeman & 
othera of the Inhabitants of the North end of Boston Signifying 
that Benj* Williams hath Lately Obstructed and Shut up the Pas- 
sage way through Sliding Alley at w*^ the Inhabitants there are 
agreived. 

The Sel. men have considered thereof and find by Sufficient 
Evidence that a free passage from Charter Street to Lyn Street 
through the S^ Ally, hath Lyen open for the free use of passengers 
for the Space of thirty years past, untill of Late the Same hath 
been Obstructed as above S*. 

Ordered. That the S*^ m' James Freeman or any other of the 
S** Agreived Petitoners do remove the S* Obstniction, and Lay 
open y* S* Alley as formerly. 

M' Samuel Granger Late of London who came from thence into 
this Town w*** Cap' Brunton being present Asks to be Admitted an 
Inhabit' of this Town w** is now granted by y* Sel. men on con- 
dition that he procure Sufficient Surtyes to Indempnify y* Town 
from Charges. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men 27*^ of Jan''^. 

Voted. That m' Sam" Granger (according to his request) be 
admitted to keep School to teach writeing, Logick ds Merchants 
Acco" in this Town he giveing Security upon his admittance as an 
Inhabit'. 

Voted (at the desire of the Proprietors of the Long wharfe, that 
they may Sett up posts in the passage w** they wer Obliged to 
Leave. The outside of the posts to be five feet from y* ware houses. 

[118.] Whereas the Town of Boston was presented for not 
haveing Sworn Corders appointed, According to Law. 

Voted. That whereas Sealers of cord wood have been chosen by 
the Town to take care that wood be of a due length and measure. 
That the S*^ Sealers be desired to take the oath to Supply the 
place of Sworn corders, to prevent fraud in the measuring of 
wood, and to Indemnify the Town. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 29*^ of Feb'^. 

Liberty is granted to m' Thomas Dawes to Erect a Toomb in 
the Spot of ground where his Relations w' buryed in ye Old bury- 
ing place. 

M" Susanna Jacobs hath liberty granted to her to Erect a Toomb 
in y* Old burying place nigh the School House. 

Liberty is granted to m' John Barrel, James Blyn & John 
Green to digg open the H. way in Newbery Street for the re- 
pairing their cellar draines there, Provided they forth with Repair 
<3B make good that part of the S** way where they Shall So digg. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do Isue forth war" for a Town 
meeting on y* 14*** of march next at nine of the Clock in y* fore- 
noon, to chuse Sel. men, Overseers of y* Poor, Constables & othe 
Town Officers as the Law directs & the Granting of money to 
defray y* necessary charges of y* Town. 

And to consider and Resolve whether to put an end to the prac- 
tice of Allowing 5 p cent upon Bills to be p** in for Town Rates. 



66 City Document No. 77. 

[ 119.] And whether to order the Treasu' to receive of con- 
Btables & others the Bills of Credit on the Colonyes of Conecticot 
Road Island and the Province of New Hampshire into y* Town 
Treasury. 

And ab^ Selling & disposing of a peice of Land in the comon, 
Lying between the Land of m' Fr. Wainwright & m' Sampson 
Sheafe into House Lotts, the produce thereof to be for the pur- 
chaceing of Grain for the Townes use. 

And ab* choosing a School-master for the new writing School. 

And that the piece of Land by y* Stone wall before cap' South- 
acks & m' Stanifords Land be put und' Some Improvem'. 

And ab' Repairing the House in w** m' Williams now dwells. 

And also ab' Inclosing a peice of Ground at the Lower end of 
the School House of m' Sheafes for a Wood yard & a Well. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 7*** of March. 

Ordered, that Notice be given to the Overeeers of y* Poor that 
the S"* Sel. men do allow of their admitting, John Dudley, Samuel 
Hackny, Sam" Fisher and John Gand. Forrainers. to be proper 
Objects of Charrity to be releived by them at the charge of this 
Province. 

John Thompson & John Peston are appointed to be chimny 
Sweepers. 

The T. Treasu'. is directed to receive of DemeiTy & Bamerd £30 
for Land or Flats Sold to them & to give a receipt for the 
Same. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 21*^ of march. 

Granted to Cap* William Alden the Sume of Five pounds to be 
p* out of the Town Treasury the w** being accepted by him is to 
be Esteemed full payment for a peice or Strip of Land of his 
added to Cambridge Street according as is Recorded y* 22*** of 
August Last. 

[120,] Anno 1719-20. At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 
SI** of March. 

Pursuant to a Notification reed — from y* Sel. men of Charlestown 
dated the 14*^ of March cur* and the directions in y® Law. The S^ 
Select men have now nominated & chosen, Mess" John Brintnall, 
Edward Watts, Thom* Prat and Samuel Watts or any two of 
them to joyn w*^ the Gent" appointed by the Sel. men of Charles- 
town in Runing the Line and Renewing the Bound marks 
between their Town and ours. They haveing agreed to meet in 
Order to begin and perform y* S^ worke at Dauiell Whitemores 
at the head of the South River on the Last Monday of March 
Inst at nine of clock in the morning. The persons appointed for 
Charlestown are. Cap* Joseph Whittemore, Cap* Benj' Geary, m' 
Caleb Call & m' James Barrett. 

The Select men have now Nominated and Chosen Elisha Cook 
Esq' Mesu" Isaiah Tay, William Clark, Edward Watts, Hugh 
Floyd, John Floyd, & Jacob Hasie, or any two of them to Run the 
Lines and Renew the Bound Marks between Boston and the 



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Selectman's Minutes, 1719-20. 67 

Townes of Lyn, Reading and Manlden in Conjunction w*^ Such 
persons as Shall be appointed by y* Sel. men of each of the Said 
Townes respectively and the S** worke to be attended and per- 
formed on the Second Tuesday in April next and the S** Sel. men 
do propose and direct that those Gentle men who for and on the 
behalf e of Boston Shall joyn in Running the Line next to Maiden, 
are to meet at the Hous of M' Thomas Prat in Rumny Marsh at 
eight of the Clock in y* morning of y* S** day. 

And those who are to run y* Line next to Lyn, [121.] are to 
meet at the House of Cap^ John Bennet at nine of the Clock in the 
morning. 

And those of them who Shall joyn in running the Line next to 
Reading are to meet at the Three county heap of Stones at two of 
the clock in the afternoon on y* Same day. 

And in case the weather on the S** 12"* of April Should prove 
wett and apparently unsutable for the performance of y* S'' worke, 
That then and in that case, the S* Select men do propose that y* 
Said worke be attended and performed on the Tuesday next fol- 
lowing. 

And the Town Clerk is directed to Send notice to the respective 
Townes there of. 

The23*»»of march 1719. 20 
Capt Joseph Wadsworth who was chosen to Serve as Treasu' for 
y* year ensuing, was Sworn before John Clark Esq. Justice &c. 

March 22^^. 
Liberty is Granted by Oliver Noyes Esq^. Mesu" Isaiah Tay, 
Thom" Gushing & Will™ Clark present Select men of Boston. 
Unto m' Jonathan. Waldo to digg open the Highway in Milk 
Street for the Laying a Cellar drain of his into the comon Shore 
there, Provided that be forth with repair & make good that part of 
}-* S** High way where he Shall So digg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 28*^ of March. 

The Sel. men have now Let to m' James Barnes, The Townes 
wharfe and Dock w*^ he hired of the Sel. m for the Last year, from 
the 1"* of march curr* for the Space of one year ensuing, for w*^^ he 
doth now agree to pay unto the Town Treasu' the Sume of twenty 
two pounds. 

Mary Smith adm* to remove & Occupy Her Lycence at a Ten- 
em* of Dr. Cooks in King Street. 

[122.1 It is now agreed between the Select men, and m' 
William Clark as foUoweth viz*. 

That the Select men doth now Lett unto the S* m' Will" Clark 
all the Grass of the North Burying place for the year ensuing, for 
w*** the S**. Clark doth agree to pay unto the Town Treasu' the 
Sume of three pounds & ten Shillings. 

The price of wheat now Stated by the Select men for Regulating 
the Assize of Bread is Six Shillings & Six pence p bushel. 

At which price the Assize of Bread as Stated in the Law is as 
followeth viz*. 



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oz. dr 

Of peDny White loaf e 6 .. 

penny wheaten 9 

penny Houshold 12 

At a meeting of the Select men the 5* of April 

Liberty is granted to Mesu" Henry Hill and John Barton At 
their own Cost and Charge to take up and new Pitch the pavement 
before their Lands at the Lower end of Summer street. So as to 
cast the water to run into the Gutter on the South Side of y* S** 
Street, and if when the Same is So done it Shall prove prejudiciall 
to y* S* Street, that then they are to cause the pavement to be 
Layd down as it now is, in case it Shall be So ordered by y* Sel. 
men. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 19* of April. 

Pursuant to the Town vote the 15* of March Last past The 
Sel. men haveing now considered the Petition of Coll. Joshua 
Lamb assignee to m' John Alcock deceaced, are of opinion [133.] 
That the Town do give a deed to the S^ Coll^ Lamb of the Marsh 
formerly Leased to y* S*m^ John Alcock, upon hh paying into the 
Town Treasury the Sume of Seventy pounds. The S** money to 
be Invested in Some Real Estate for the use of the first Free 
Gramer School in Boston forever. 

At a meeting of y« Sel. men, 22* April 1720. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk do forth with Tsue forth war- 
rants to the constables to warn y Inhabit^' qualified, to chuse Rep- 
resentitives on Wednesday the 27* of April cur* at two of the 
clock in y* after noon. 

And at y* Same meeting the Inhabit^ qualified to vote in Town 
affairs, are to chuse two or more A-ssessors to Serve in y* Room 
of Such chosen at y* Last meeting who refuse to Serve, and to 
Supply any vacancyes w®^ may hapcn of y Other T. Officers. 

Liberty is Granted to m' Josiah Frankling to digg open the H. 
way in Union Street for ,y* Laying: his cellar drain into the comon 
Shore there. Provided he Lay the Same w* Brick or Stone as y* 
Law directs, and that he forth with repair & make good y' part of 
the S** H. way where he Shall So digg. 

April 23* 

A List of Strangers who by order of the Select men of Boston 
w' by M' John Marion warned to depart out of this Town & now 
returned in to y* Town Clerks Office viz'. 

John Gand a Sick Sea man who had then been in this Town ab* 
one moneth was on y* 20* of Feb' Last warn* to depart 

Rose a Negro woman fVom Charlestown, was then in this Town 
was then in this Town ab* 8 dayes was on y' 16* of Feb' Last 
warned to depart. 

tl24.] George Hillier Shomaker w* his wife, 
obert Cole Shomaker 
Tliomas Morsemer Shomaker who all three came from Marble 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1720. 09 

Lead into this Town ab* 13 dayes past w' on }'• 30"* of March Last 
warned to depart. 

Hugh Read Planter who w*** his Wife & one boy came from 
New York into this Town ab' 3 dayes before w' on y* 6*^ of April 
cur' warned to- depart. 

Jonathan Paffer Planter who came from Dorchester into this 
Town (w*^ his wife & one child) ab' fifeen dayes before w' on 7*^ 
of April cur* warn* to depart. 

Lewis Corbin Sho maker who with his wife came from Dorches- 
ter into this Town this day w' on y* 19"* of April car* warned to 
depart. 

S* List retured to the Clerk of the Peace. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 25"* of April. 

Voted. That John Tuckerman be y* Cowkeeper for the Summer 
ensuing, on y* Terms as entered 3* April 1710. 

Voted. That John Thompson be admitted a watch man in the 
Room of Baxter. 

Voted. That Job Ingaham be admitted a Sealer of cord wood 
in y* Room of Cap' Balston. 

Voted. That Mesu" Isaiah Tay, & Eben'. Clough do take y* 
care of repaireing Mast' Williams dwelling House. 

Voted, that y* Town Clerk do pass an order on y* Treasu' for 
paym' of y* Severall Sumes Granted by y* Sel. men y" day 

Voted the Enlargem' of y* new burying place, extend from the 
upermost fence into y* comon Thirty foot to run down to a Sett 
off at the Lower end of [125.] the S* bur3'ing place into the 
common forty two foot, to extend on S* Line to leave comon 
Street eighty foot wide, and from thence to Strech the line to the 
Last length of Board fence next the Pound. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 27"* of April. 

Whereas it hath been and is, the practice of the Sel. m in their 
Purchaceing of Grain for the Townes Service, to effect the Same 
by two or more of themselves, and not by the whole number of 
Sel. men. 

Voted. That in that case any four of y* S* Sel. men be impow- 
ered in the name of the whole, altho not all present at a Stated 
meeting to draw notes on y* Treasu' for y* paym' of the Town' 
appropriated Bills for the purchace of Grain for this present year, 
and that y* Treasu' be thereby waiTanted in the payment thereof. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men y* 23'^ of May. 

Voted. Thaty* Town Clerk be directed to draw on y* Treasu' 
for Such Sume or Sumes as any four of the Select men Shall direct 
for y* payment of Grain out of y* appropriated Bills for payment 
for grain for y* TQwnes use as Shall be Signified und"^ their hands. 

Voted. That Oliver Noyes Esq'. Mesu" Thom" Cushing & Eben' 
Clough be a comittee to direct ab' y* New Toombs at y* burjing 
place next the Comon. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, 7"* June. 



70 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Ordered. That y* T. Clerk do give forth warr** for warning a 
T. meeting on Fryday y* 10*^ cur* at two of y* clock in y* after noon 
to chuse 4 Representitives to Serve at a Gen" co\irt appointed to 
Sett the IS^ of July next, as p Precept dated 31"* of May Last. 

[186.] Anno 1720. June 24 

At a meeting of y* Select men Sundry persons Petitioning for 
Lycence to Sell Strong drink as Inholders w®^ w' approved & Rec- 
omended by y® S* Sel. men viz'. 

Ephraim Fenno at his house in Malbrough Street. 

John Mizes at his House in Orange Street. 

Sarah Cross at her House in Anne Street. 

Sundry persons Petitioning for Lycence to Sell Str. drink as 
Retaylers being approved & Recomend* by y* Sel. m. viz*. 

John Miller for what he distills at y* upper end of Pond Street. 

Martha Mountjoy at y* Lower end of Cross Street. 

John Eustas at his House in Back Street. 

John Hobbs at his House in Hanover Street. 

Anne Lablond at y® uper end of Queen street. 

John Bushel at his House over ag* Coll® Dyers 

Eliz* Sharp in Ben net Street. 

Edw*^ Page in Charter Street. 

Isaac Gambarto for w' he distills, at Essix Street. • 

Job Ingraham at his house in Corn market. 

John Lane at his House in Long Lane. 

Priscilla Pierson at her House in Newbery Street. 

Petitk>ners for Lycence to sell as Innholders disallowed viz^ 

David Melvin 
James Paling 
Rich^ Hull 

Petitioners to Sell as Retaylers disallowed viz*. 

Lately Gee 

The wife of Edward Masters. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 27*^ of June. 

Lately Gee* Petition for Lycence to Sell Strong Beer as a Re- 
ta^'ler out of Doors in Back Street is allowed b}' y* Sel. men. 

[137.] Voted. That Cap*Nath" Balston be readmited & Im- 
powered to be one of the Veiwers & Sealers of cord wood w*^ in 
this Town. 

And that cap* James Hill & the S^ Balston do exchange their 
respective Stations in the performance of S* worke 

At a meeting of y* Select men the 4*** of July. 

Sundry persons Petitioning for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as 
Inholders wr. approved and Recomended by y* Sel. iii. viz*. 

W™. Ireland (who mar** Durant) in Newbery Street 

Eliz* Daviss (in room of her husb'*) as an Ale house Keep* 
in Corn Market. 

John Carey in Cambridge Street. 

Rich** Hall in King Street at his house there. 

Joseph Dodge at the Salutation 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1720. 71 

Olive Smallpeice at her house in Fish Street. 
Sundry persons Petitioning for Lyeenee to Sell Strong drink as 
Retaylers w' approved & Recomended by y* Sel. m viz*. 
John Brown at the Lower end of School Street. 
Susanna Grey at her house in Malbrough Street. 
Amee Lumsdale in Newbery Street. 
Petitioners for Lyeenee to Sell as Inholder disallowed viz*. 

James Jenkins 
Thomas Millar 
James Palen 
Eliz* Barker 
Petitioners for Lyeenee to Sel drink as Retaylers disallow^ 

Anne Wood 
James Barter 
William Adkinson 
Cap* Estis Hatch his motion to hire of the Town part part of 
the Townes Land on Fort hill was disallowed by the Select men. 

[128.] Voted. That Mesu" Eben' Clough, Nathan" Goodwin 
& Jacob Parker be desired and Impowered In answere to m' John 
Barrels Petition, and in order to decide a difference between him & 
m**' Mary Gibb, to Estemate and make Such Apprizem* as the Law 
directs of the Brick Partition wall between their Lands, and to 
make return thereof under their hands unto the party agreived. 

Voted. That Elislia Cook Esq'. & m' Isaiah Ta}^ be desired to 
Sell the Townes Pitch Kettle or Calderon Lying at the Sconce 
or South Battree, and also to Secure the Great Artillery and other 
Estate of the Townes lyeing there. 

Liberty is granted to m' Ebenezar Clough to make a common 
Shore of Brick or Stone from Love Street through the School Land 
to Bennet Street reserveing to the Town Free liberty to place 
draines from the School Houses there, to run into & through y* 
Said coluon Shore. 

At a meeting of the Sel. m the 16*"* of July. 
Allowed & Recomended 

Rob* Smith to keep a comon victualling House in Milk St' 
John Dupee jim' as a Retayler out of Doors in Corn hill 
Humilis Williams as a Retayer of St' Beer out of doors in L. 
Lane. 
Rebeca Tolman ditto nigh the draw bridge. 
Rob* Sharpe as a Retayler of St' drink next ye Green Dragon 

Inholders disallowed 

James Jenkins 

James Paling 

Thomas Finch 

Retaylers disallowed 

William Adkinson 

[139.] Anno 1720. July 22*^ 

A list of Strangers who by order of the Sel. men of Bost" w' by 
m' John Marion warned to depart out of this Town, and now given 
in to y* Town clerks office viz* 



72 City Document No. 77. 

Lewis Corbin Shomaker & wife who came from Dorchister hrere 
on y** W^ of April Last warned to depart. 

John Hodges Taylor from Marblehed who then had been here 
ab* 12 dayes was on 7''* of may Last warned to dop* 

Obadiah Eldridge Shomaker from Virginia & then been here aV 
6 weeks was on y* 20'^ of June Last warned 
V William Jones Shomaker from Seeconck, been here ab* 2 moneth 

was on the 20*^ of June warned to depart. 

Scipio, a Negro man from Cambridge & had y" been here ab' 2 
m** was on y* 20**^ of June Last warned to depart. 

Anthony Underwood Sadler & wife from Engl^, been here ab* 
12 dayes was on y* 22''' June, warned to depart. 

George Perkesoii fisherman from Marblehed had been here ab* a 
moneth was on y* 28*^ June, warned to depart. 

Eliz* Rylee from Arrowsack came her y* !•' of March was on y* 
14'^ of July warned to depart. 

Mary Mitchell from Arrowsack, had then been here ab* 10 dayes, 
was on y* 1 9*^ of July cur' warned to depart. 

Returned to y* Sessions the 25'^ July 

At a meeting of the Sel. men the 25^ of July. 

Voted. That application be made to the court of Gen" Sessions 
of the Peace praying them to State the Rule (as the Law directs) 
for to State a Rule for apportioning the Sume of three hundred 
pounds granted by the Inhabitants of Boston for the Support of y* 
watch for this Present year. 

Petitioners to Sell Strong drink as Retaylers allowed & Recom- 
ended by y* Sel. men viz. 

JMary Jarvice at her House in Fish Street. 

Mary Codner in Cross Street. 

as Retayler of Beer, ale & cyder. 

Thomas Hetchbonc in Anne Street. 

[130.] Petitioners to Sell Strong drink as Ian holders, ap- 
proved and Recomended by y* Sel. men viz*. 

James Jenkins at m*" Wilcots House at Scarlets wharfe. 

Elisha Odling at y® Maibroughed in King Street. 

Adriain Hunt at the Lower end of Fleet Str' nigh Scarlets 
wharfe. 

At a meeting of the Hon^^* Members of Counceil, Justices of the 
Peace within y* Town of Boston, w"* the Sel. men of the S** Town 
at the Town House the 2* day of August 1720. 

Being present 

The Hon^^« Sam" Sewall, Pen : Townsend, Edward Bromfield, 
Addington Davenport, & Paul Dudley Esq" members of Counceil. 

The Worpp" Samuel Checkley, Anthny Stoddard v William 
Hutchinson, William Welsteed & josiah Willard Esq" Justices of 
the Peace. 

Oliver Noyes Esqr. Mesu" John Marion, Isaiah Tay, Thomas 
Cushing & William Clark, Sel. men. 

Ordered. That from and after the date here of untill the 17'^ oi 
October next, there be kept every Lords day a Ward on the necjs 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1720. 73 

High the Line of de£Pence of four meet and Sober persons to, who 
are to Atten y* Rules as entered y* 4*^ of August 1712. 

Voted. That the Members of connceil, Justices of the Peace & 
Sel. men according to the assortment agreed on y* Last year 
(Lying on file). In order to prevent & Suppress disorders, do 
for the Space of eight weeks in their Turns walke through the 
Streets &c. of the Streets Ac. of this Town walke by night. 

[131.] Anno 1720. At a meeting of the Selectmen of Boston 
August Id^ 

Wiiereas this being the year wherein by-Law wee are enjoyned 
in concert w*** the Sel. men of Roxbury to runn y* Lyne & renew 
the Bound Marks between our Town & theirs. It is therefor 
agreed by the Selectmen of Boston that the S** worke be Attended 
on Tuesday the 30"* of August curr* at three of the clock in the 
alter noon, by the Sel. men of Boston viz' 

Elisha Cook Esq', Oliver Noj-es Esq', Mesures John Marion, 
Isaiah Tay, Thom* Gushing, W*- Clark <& Eben' Clougli & that 
they or any two of them are impowered to joyn w*** Such persons 
whom the Select men of Roxbury Shall impower to attend and 
perform y* S* Service, and that all persons concerned there in are 
desired to meet a the hour afore said at the House of M' Sam" 
Meers nigh unto Roxbury Lyne. And the Sel. men of Roxbury 
are accordingly desired to Send men for their Town to joyn in the 
S^ worke, and y* Town Clerk to send y™ notice thereof. 

And in case the 30 of August above S* Should prove to be wett 
wether and apparantly unsutable to attend y* Service. That then 
the persons concerned do attend the Same on the next Fair da}' 
w'^** Shall next follow. 

Whereas m' Nathaniel Jarvice hath Lately Erected a building 
for Houses of Easment, and also placed a fence on y* X^wn of 
Bostons Land belonging to the North Battree Ordered y* m' John 
Flagg do Signify to f S^ m' Jarvice, that y« Said [13a.] Select 
men do order & require him the Said Jarvice forth with to remove 
and take away the S^ building and also to remove that part of his 
fonce w*^ Stands upon the Townes Land. 

Voted. That whereas the Select men have ordered a drain to be 
made from the New Toombs in the South Burying place, down to 
y® Angle and So into the comon for draining the Toombs Erected, 
and proposed to be Erected W*^ a wall So as to fence in the S* 
Burying place. 

Voted. That no Toomb be granted to be Erect w*** in that Bury- 
ing place untill those Lynes of Toombs be compleated. And wliei^e- 
as the Town doth advance their money for makeing the S** Dra3'n. 
It is agreed that each Toomb built or to he built upon y® 8* Lynes, 
that the maker or owner thereof Shall pa}- to the Town Treasu' for 
the Priviledge of the S* drain the Sume of Twenty Shillings. 

Voted. That Doct' Noyes & m' Cushing be desired to cause 
the Old fence of the S** burying place to be removed to Range as 
it hath been Layd out and enlarged. 

Voted. That the Pound be removed from y* Place whore it now 
is, into the comon nigh y* uper end of y* S* burying place. 



74 Crrr Document No. 77. 

Voted. That y* S* Mesu" Noyes & Gushing be desired to take 
y* care of fencing in a yard, digging a Well & placeing a Pump 
next the School House in Queen Stre for y* accomodation of S* 
School House and Tenement belonging there to 

[133.] Anno 1 720. At a meeting of >• Sel. men, August 29*^. 

Liberty is granted to M" Eliz* Willard to digg open the High 
way in Anne Street for the repairing her Condit pipes there, pro- 
vided She forthwith repair & make good that part of the S* High 
way where She Shall So digg or cause to be dugg. 

Liberty is granted to M' Benj* Fitch to digg open y* H. way in 
Sudbury Street for clearing & repairing the comon Shore there. 
Provided he Lay w*^ Brick or Stone, So much thereof as he Shall 
So repair, and that he forth with repair and make good that part 
of the S* way where he Shall So digg or cause to be dugg. 

Voted. That m' John Marion do apply to the Grand jury for 
this County in order to make a presentment to the next Court of 
Gen" Sessons of the Peace, on y* behalfe of this Town, against 
Severall persons who have obstructed the High wayes and to make 
prosecution thereof viz'. 

Ag' Benjamen Hallawell for placeing a building on Crabb Lane 
So as to Obstruct the passage there. 

and also for Obstructing or Stopping y* Ancient water course 
at the Lower end of Milk Street. 

And ag* the heires Executors or Adm" of m' Henry Bridgham 
Late of Boston, deceaced, who in his Life time did stop or cause 
to be Stopped tbe Ancient water course at the Lower end of Water 
Street, and hath made no provision otherwayes to convey the water, 
So as not to anoy the H. way. 

In answere to the Petition of William Parkman, M' John Marion 
is directed to notify m' Clark the present Occupant of the Battree 
wharfc, that he is to remove his Timber from the passage way 
Leading to m' Parkmans house & not to obstruct y* S* Passage. 

[134.] Whereas the Cesterns at the Lower end of King Street 
are in a great measu' choked up. 

Voted. That Elisha Cook Esq' & m' Isaiah Tay be desired to 
cause drains to be Layd from S^ Cesterns into the comon Shoar at 
the Lower part of y* S** Street. 

In answere to y* Petition of m' John Coney. 

The Select men are of oppinion. That the former Select men 
had no right to to Let out the wharfe before the S* Petitioners 
Land dureng y^ Lease. And that m' Barnes be notified accord- 
inly. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the 6*^ of September. 

Voted that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction for the Bakers & clerks of the market from and after 
the 10*^ day of September currant and untill the 30"* day of the 
Same is as followeth viz^ 

OS. dr. 

Of peny white Loafe 6. 2 

Of peny wheaten 7. 12 

Of peny House hold. 10. 5 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1720. 75 

and the Severall Bakers within this Town do marke their bread 
w** the}' Bake for Sale as follow' viz*. 

with the first Letter of their respective christian names, and the 
first and the Last Letters of their Sir names. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y« 20"* of Sept'. 

Voted. That the Town Clarke do Issue forth warr* for calling a 
Town meeting to be on the Wednesday the 28"* day of Septembe 
curr* at two of the clock [tJ-55.] in the after noon, then and there 
to consider of a Motion Subscribed by Sundry of the Inhabit** of 
this Town for promoting the Setting up of a Spining School or 
Schools for the Instruct! — of the children of this Town. 

And also to consider and determine ab* m' Nath" Williams his 
additionall Sallery w*^ by y* Town vote determined the 23*^ of 
June last. 

a Warr* from y* Clerk of the peace being given out for the choyce 
of Jur}' men w**^ is to be attended at y* Same meeting. 

Septr 23*^. 

Liberty is granted by Oliver Noyes Esq'. Mes" John Marion, 
Thomas Cushing & Eben'. Clough, Sel. men. 

To Samuel Duncan to digg open in Cambridge Street ab* Six 
Rod in length, and also in Sudbury Street about the Same length, 
for Laying his cellar drain there, Provided that he leave fiee pas- 
sage for horse and carts through the S^ way while the Same is do- 
in<r. And that he forthwith repair and make good that part of the 
S** wayes where he Shall So digg or cause to be dugg. 

At a meeting of y* Select men y* 26*^ of Sept'. 

Ordered. That the Strip of Land formerly Lett to Sam" Belk- 
nap be now taken in and added to the Burying place as formerly 
it was. 

Voted. That y* Treasu' be advised to admitt of Thom* Debuke 
& William Walter as Suretyes for Wappen negro who is manu- 
mited. 

[136.] Anno 1 720. October 13. Liberty is granted by Oliver 
Noyes Esq'., Thom" Cashing William Clark & Eben' Clough Sel. 
m. of Boston. 

Unto Thomas Hutchinson Esq', to digg open the High way in 
Dock Square of Ab* forty-five feet in length for the Laying a Cel- 
lar drain from a Tenement of his into the comon Shore there. 
Provided that he Lay the Same with Brick or Stone as the Law 
directs. And also that he forthwith repair and make good that 
part of the S* way where he Shall So digg or cause to be 
dugg. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, y* 17*^ of Octo' 

Voted. That the Assize of Bread now Stated by y® S^ Select 
men as a direction for the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as 
followeth viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of peny white Loafe 5. 2 

Of peny wheaten 7. 12 

10. 5 



ur peny wnire ijoai 
Of peny wheaten 
Of peny Household 



76 City Document No. 77. 

Whereas Application is now made unto the S* Select men by 
Robert Lnrman on the behalfe of himselfe and Severall other per- 
sons who came from the Canary Islands in the Sloop William & 
ill order to prevent Spreading of y* Small Pox were ordered to be 
put on shore at y* Pest house on Spectacle Iseland. Signifying 
that they are all Well & in health. Pra3'ing Liberty for their 
removall to Boston, the w*^ Liberty is now grated to them upon 
their Shifting themselves with fresh cloaths & m' John Flagg is to 
See that the Same be so done & to maire report to y* T. Clerk 
thereof : accordingly he reports y* y* S* Order is attended and y* 
men bro* up y* 18*^ cur*. 

Anno 1720. Octo' 28 

[137.] A List of Strangers who by order of the Sel. men of 
Boston w' by m' John Marion warned to depart out of this Town 
& now given in to the Town Clerk in order to be recorded, viz*. 

Nathan" Harrise from Maulden 4 dayes, warned as above y* 5 
Aug Last. 

Noah Peck from Casco 2 moneths warned 26"* of August. 

David Walker from Salem 4 dayes warned 27*^ of August. 

Anne Linch from Salem 4 da3'^es warned, '27 of August. 

Jean Hall & child from Piscattiqua 3 weeks warn** 2** Sept'. 

Rowland Holton from London in Demerra Merchant warned the 
20*^ of September. 

William Smalcon an old man a Stranger, warned the 22^*^ of 
September. 

Meriem Martin & daugh' from Salem 2 moneths, warned as 
above y« 28"» of Octo'. 

At a meeting of y* SeL men the 31*** day of October. 

Liberty is granted to m' Jer. Condey by his Negro man Jack to 
Sweep chimnjes within this Town he attending the Town order or 
by Law relating thereto. 

The like Liberty is granted to m' John Cookson to Sweep chim- 
nyes by his Negro man Toby. 

The Like Liberty is grant to great John a free negro belonging 
to this Town. 

At a meeting of y* Sel. men y^ 28*^ day of Nov'. Dec'. 20 
Ordered that y* Town Clerk do Isue forth warrants to the con- 
stables to warn a Town meeting on the twenty Seventh day of 
December cur* at three of the clock in the afer noon (So as to 
Sute the time for y* choyce of Jury men to Serve at Jan'^ court) 
then and there to receive the report of the Comittee raised the 28* 
of Sept' Last to consider ab* Spinning School or Schools & to con- 
sider ab' granting a Peice of Land next to y* Almes House for the 
Erecting a House of Correction there. 

[138.] Anno 1720. At a meetingof the Sel. men y« 3* of Dec*. 

Voted. That the Assize of Bread now Stated by the S* Sel. 
men, as a direction for the Bakera & Clerks of the Markit is as 
foUoweth viz*. 



r 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1720. 77 

OS. dr. 

Of peny White Loaf 4 7 

Of peny wheaten 6. 10 

Of peny House hold 8 13 

being computed at 8/ p. bushel allowing 2/ 6 for charges &c. 

Voted. That m' John Gardener be desired w"* m' Sam" Dan- 

lorth to renew the bounds of y* Farm granted to the F'ree-Sehool 

of Boston by the Gen" Court Several years past, the Auntient boun- 

daryes being now difficult to be found. And if in the Town grant 

of Haveril, to notify them to run w*^ them. 

At a meeting of the Sel. men, the SO*** of January. 

John Russell is admitted to Serve as a watchman in the room 
& Stead of William Perham. 

Thomas Boon is admitted to Serve as a watchman in the room 
of John Thompson. 

Richard Swetman is admited, to Serve as a watchman in y^ 
room of James Clements. 

At a meeting of Oliver Noyes Esq'., John Marion, William Clark 
& Eben" Ciough Select men. 

Cornelius Thayer, Joseph Parsons, Thom' Salter, Joshua 
Cheever, Francis Millar, James Barnerd, constables. 

James Collison was by y^ S* Sel. men & constables chosen to 
Serve as Sealer of weights & measures for this Town in the room 
of m' Jos. Hiilier deceaced. 

[139,] At a meeting of the Select men of the Town of Bos- 
ton. 

The Humble Petition of Severallof the Inhabit^ of Boston, Lyn, 
and Maulden being a new neighbourhood alth6 in three Townes 
and three county es. 

To the Select men of the Town of Boston. Gent™. Wee the 
Severall Petitioners have no way to go off their own Land, either 
to meeting Mill or Market ; and in Generall your Petitioners are 
debarred from conveniency of Mills, Smith Shops and other 
Trading & commerce one with an other. There being no way but 
by the Road that Leads from Salem to Charlestown, or by the way 
of Reading, either of which ways is 8 or 10 mile about for the 
Generallity of your Petitioners. 

Therefore wee pray that you would be pleased to Lay out a 
High way of one Pole & halfe wide from a Lynn Town High way 
in the Land of William Gray, and William Curtiss, and so to 
Maulden Line, and So by S* Line to the North westly corner of 
m' Isaac Wilkesons Land neer Said Wilkesons Grist Mill, where 
the way has been used for the most part, upwards of Thirty or 
forty years. 

John Jenks 

Jacob Newhall 

John Newhall 

Thomas Berry 

Joseph Edmunds 



78 City Document No. 77, 

Richard Mower 
Thomas Cheever 
John Wayt 
[140* j Ebenezar Meriam 

Samuel Stocker 
Samuel Grover 
Samuel Jeukens ]un' 
Isaac Wilkinson 
Joseph Dowglas 
Samuel Haward 
Samuel Green 
Nath" Upham 
John Upham 
Fhinias Upham jon' 
Thomas Baker 
John Prat 
Eben' Homden 
Jacob Green 
Jonath" Larg 
Jonath" Wayt 
Robert Edmunds 
David Poner 
Thomas Haukes 
Samuel Upham 
Jonathan Barrett 
Samuel Douglat 
Thomas Stocker 
Wee the Subscribers being proprietors of y* Land Petitioned 
for to be a Town High way by our Neighborhood, will freely allow 
a Highway of one pole & half wide, so farr as said Highway 
Lyes through our Land, without expecting any pay for the 
Said Land. To begin at Lynn Line, where it Leads a Lynn 
Town High way in the Land of Will"* Curtiss & Will"* Gray 
and So through Curtiss and Gray" Land, and So thro' Henry 
Rhodes' Land, Samuel Nerremars Land, John Browns Land, 
Thomas Cheevers' Land, and So through Isaac Wilkesons Land 
to Maulden Line, and then along by Said Line to the [141,] 
Norwest corner of Said Wilkesons Land neer S* Wilkesons Grist 
mill where the way is now used. 

Reserving the Fee of S* Land, and also liberty of Fenceing a 
cross Said High way, with Gait or Gaites in Such place or places 
as wee or any or either of us or our heires thinks fitt forever, and 
also the wood on S^ Land. 

William Curtis 
Henry Rhoads 
Isaac Wilkinson 
John Brown 
William Gray 
Samuel Naremore 
Thomas Cheever 
Granted by the Said Select men the Liberty of a High way as 
mentioned in the afore 8^ Petition, and according to the term» 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1720-21. 79 

proposed by the Proprietors of the Land thrd w*^ the Said way is 
to pass, as given in, in writcing under their hands & Lying on file 
w"* the Records of y* Town of Boston. 

At a Meeting: of Elisha Cook Esq. Mesu" John Marion, Isaiah 
Tay, Thorn- Cashing, & William Clark Sel. raeny«20"*of Feb^. 1720. 

Voted, that two of y* Select men at the Least, repair to Haverill, 
takeing w* them Cap' John Gardener of Salem & m' Samuel Dan- 
forth of Bilrica Surveyors, and Survey a Tract of Land containing 
one thousand Acres, Granted by y* Gen" Court of the collony of 
the Massachusets to the Town of Boston for the use of the Free 
School, and new mark the S** Tract of Land agreeable to the Gratit 
& return w** was accepted by y* Government Anno 1664/5. 

[142.] At a meeting of the Sel. men 27*»» of Feb*^. 1720. 

Voted. That Tanners Lane be graveled for the conveniency of 
foot Passengers, Provided that Thomas Palmer Esq', (according to 
his proposall) be at the charge of keeping up posts to defend the 
Same from Carts. 

Liberty is granted to James Fosdike to Set a Timb' building in 
Winter Street, as Set forth in his Petition now Lying on file, and 
Record in y* Book for Timb' buildings 

Ordered, that the Town Stock of powder be removed from the 
Scons by Cap' Timothy Clark to the Powder-house. 

Oi-dered. That Monday the 13"* of March next be a Gen" Town 
Meeting and that warrants be Issued forth accordingly, for the 
choyce of Town officers, and Raiseing of money for defraying the 
necessary charges of the Town. 

And to consider of the respective Motions of Sundry of the In- 
habitants viz' 

Ab' paveing in Severall Streets at the North. 

Ab' preventing disorders on y* Neck by night. 

Ab' preventing of Theft in time of Fire. 

March the 2*. 
Liberty is granted by Elislia Cook Esq', Oliver Noyes Esq""., m' 
Isaiah Tay & m' Thomas dishing, Sel men for the Town of 
Boston, unto Cap* Nath" Green, to digg ab* fifteen feet in Length 
in Milk Street, for the Laying his Cellar drain into y* Comon 
Shore there. Provided he Lay the Samo w*** Brick or Stone, And 
that he forth with repaire and make good that part of the S** way 
where he Shall So digg. 

[143.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Mar. 27*^ 1721. 

Voted. That m' William Wilson be Impowred forthwith to vew 
the Six water Engines and put them in Repair, if they need it and 
that the men belonging to Each Engine doe asist him in the work, 
and that the Said Wilson doe notifie the master of Each Engine to 
come to the Select men with a List of their men at their meeting 
the Last monday of Aprill Next. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated as a direction for 
the Bakers & Clarks of the Markit is as folloeth viz^ 



80 City Document No. 77. 

02 dr 

Of Peny white Lofe . . . ... 62 

Of Peny Wheaten 7 12 

of Peny Houshold . . . . . 10 5 
Being Computed at 6/6'* P'. Bushell alowing 2/6* P'. Bushel for 
Charges &c. And the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered 
to mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows viz' 

With the first Letter of their Respective Christian Names, and 
the first & the Last Letters of their Sir names. 

Voted. Gabriel Habbot, a Carver be admitted an Inhabitant & 
to Set up his trade Provided he give Security to the Satisfaction 
of the Select men. 

[144 . ] Anno 1 72 1 . Att a Meeting of the Select men Apr" 1 3**^. 
It is now agreed betwixt the Select men and m' William Clark 
as followeth viz*. 

That the Select men doe now Let to m' Will™. Clark all the 
Grnss of the North burning place for the year Ensuing for which 
the Said Clark dotli agree to Pay to the Town Treasurer the Sum 
of three pounds & Ten Shillings 

That The Treasurer Charg the Estate of Cap' Oliver Noyce for 
50 Bushels of Indean Corn which he Received at 3/ p Bushel. 

Voted that advertisements be Printed and Put forth for Letting 
Marsh & upland on on the Neck of Boston. 
Also Land at fort Hill. 

Also for Letting out 300f. for a Spining School. The Select men 
being Impowred there unto. 

Voted that whereas the Town of Boston having at a Publicke 
Town Meeting on the 29*^ Day of aprill 1719. Order d that the 
South Burying place Should be Inlarged next the Coinon or Train- 
ing field, In Persuance of which vote or order, The Select men in 
the year 1720 : did Inlarge the Said Burying Place, At which time 
Sundry of the Inhabitants [145.] of the Said Town to the Number 
of fifteen, desired Liberty to Erect new Toombs on the South Line 
of the Said Burying place, which the Select men Granted, on Con- 
dition they would cary up and maintain, a brick wall, on Said Line 
at the End of their Toombs, which Said Line ot Toombs begins at 
the upper or West Corner of the Said Burying place next the Almes 
House, and are by the Said Select men assigned to the Several 
Persons who built the Same as follows viz*. 

To Jonathan Belcher Esq'. The uper Toomb, which we 

Call NM 

To Oliver Noyce Esq'., Downward N**. 2 

To m' James Gooch N**. 3 

To m' Thomas Cushin' N<». 4. 

.To Cap' Thomas Steel N^ 5 

To m' James Bowdoin N**. 6 

To m' William foy N^ 7 

To m' George Bethune N^ 8 

To m' Ezekiel Lewis ' N^ 9 

To m' Robert Guteridge N*. 10 

To William Webster. His Heirs N^ 1 1 



Seleotmbn's Minutes, 1721. 81 

To Jeram. AUin Esq'. N^ 12 

To William Harris Esq'. N^ 13 

To Cap* Adino Bulfinch N^ 14 

To m'. Joshua Henshaw N**. 15 

Ordered that the Aboue written be Entred, [146.] By the 

Town Clark in the Select mens Booke and Certificates be by him 

given out to the Owners in the form following viz** 

At A meeting of the Select men of Boston, Aprill the 13*^ 1721 : 
There is Granted to Jon* Belcher Esq'., The first Toomb from 
the West End of the South Burying place, on the South line of 
Said Burying place, He having at His own Charge Erected the 
Same and paid to the Town His part of the Common Shore for 
draining the Said Toombs and So the Rest. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Ap' 24*''. 1721. 

Voted that The Town Tresurer Give to the Executors of Peter 
Sei^ent Esq'., Dec*., a Receipt in full for the Legacy Left him to 
the Town According to their Acco**. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated as a direction to 
the Bakers and Clarkes of the Market is as followes viz*. 

ox dr 

Of Peny white lofe 5 2 

of Peny Wheaten 7. 12 

Of Peny Houshold 10. 5 

And the Clarks of the Market are directed to make alowance for 
Bisket well baket Three quarters of an Ounce on Each Bisket. 

[147.] May the 8*^ 1721. 

At a meeting of the Select men Ordered. Wheras a Certain 
Negro man is now Sick of the Smal pox in the Town who came 
from Tertados in His Majesties Ship Seahorse, which renders it 
verj' likly that that distemper maj- now be on board that Ship 
Therefor for the preservation of of the Inhabitants of this Towu. 

Voted that John Clark Esq', be Desired to goe on board his 
majesties Ship Seahorse and Report in what State of health or 
Sickness the Ships Company aie in, Espetialy with respect to 
the Smal Pox or other Contagious Sicknes. 

Whereas A Certain Negro man Servant to Cap*. Wentworth 
Paxton of lioston is now Sick of the Smal pox at his masters 
House, and it not being known that any other person is Infected 
with that distemper in this Town, wherfore for the Better prevent- 
ing the Spreding of that Distemper 

Ordered, that Some Sutable nurse be provided to attend the 
Said Negio during his present Sickness, and untill She be dismist 
by the Select men, who is to Suffer no person to come within the 
Room where [148.] the negro is but Such as Shal haue liberty 
from the Select men, And that two prudent persons be appointed 
to wait at the dopes of the House and Suffer non to come in or goe 
out, but Such as Shal haue Liberty and alawance as afore Said. 

Voted, that the Town Clark forthwith giue out warrants to warn 
the Town to meet upon Fryday the 12^ day of may Instant to 



82 City Document No. 77. 

Cbuse 4 Representatives to Serue at the General Court to be 
holden the 31*^ day of May Instant. 

Also to Chuse One Select man and One Constable. 

Also to advise Consult & determine what Instructions to give 
the Representatives Concernig the Town of Boston being made a 
County, And a new County to be made out of the Other Towns, 
Like wise about dividing the unappropriated Lands, belonging to 
the Province and among the Several Towns within the Same. 

Liberty is granted to Joshua Chever and partners to dig up 
the ground in Salutation Ally and a Cross Ship Street to lay a 
drain with Stone, Provided they forth with make good the Lane 
and street. 

[149.] Annol721. At ameetingof the Select men, May the 12**». 

Whereas His Majesties Ship Seahorse, Cap' Thomas Durrell 
Comander, now lyeth in the Harbor of Boston, Infected with the 
Smal pox, the greatest part of his Company are now on a Cruse, 
Sundry others Sick on ^hore So that there is not aboue Ten or 
fifteen Effective men on Board And the Said Cap*, having given 
Orders to the Comanding officer on Board to fall down to Bird 
Island, with the Ship in order to prevent the Infection Spread- 
ing in the Town, upon Cap* Timothy Clarks Reparing on Board 
to take the Charg of Piloting her Down. 

Voted that Cap* Clark be desired forthwith to procure a Soffl- 
cient nomber of men to Effect that matter. 

May the Id^. 1721. 
Liberty is Granted to m' John Whiten & m' James Halsy 
Wardons for the Conduit in Ann Street to dig^ up the Street or 
Streets for Reparing the Pipes they making good the Said Street 
or Streets as sone as may be. 

[150.] Anno 1 721 . At a meeting of the Select men May 24***. 
Voted that the Streets & Lanes within this Town be forth with 
Clensed and the Dirt removed to prevent the Smal pox Spreading, 
and in order there unto m' Eleas Salter is appointed & Impowred 
to warn all the free Male Negros, Mollatos &c. of this Town 
Hereafter Named and Each of them to work Six dayes, And take 
care that that Service be by them Performed and Impress Carta 
for the Carying away the Said Dirt. 

Peter Quaquo 

Dick Dudley 

Tom Rumny marsh 

Exetar foxcroft 

Mingo Walker 

Jo. Jalla 

Ephr". Bosier 

John Sanco 

John Pearce 

Boston Waite 

Great John 

Sebast" Levensworth 



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Selectmen's Minutes, 1721. 83 

Dick Patience 
Tom Cowel 
Tony at Gees 
Tom Lawson 
Anthony Negro 
John Bridge 
Robin Labloom 
Peter Milross 
Mingo Procter 
Jo. Williams Mollato 
Phillip Hutchinson 
Charles Menino 
Ned Hubbard 
Mingo Quinsey 

[151*] Anno 1721. At a meeting of the Select men, June 5^. 

In as much as there are three Several Persons in Distinct 
Houses in School Street near to the Publick Gramer Scholl Sick of 
the Smal pox which may Prevent many of the youth attending 
the School at that Place. 

The Select men are of opinion that the master & Usher of the 
Scholl giue their attendance at the Town house in the Represent- 
atives Hootn there to keep School at the Present. 

Liberty is granted to ra"^ Eben'. Clough to open the Ground in 
Bennet Street for Laying a Drain with Stone he making good the 
Street. 

Liberty Granted to Job Coit to Remoue a Smal Wooden 
Building, adjoying to the Back part of his House in Ann Street 
as Set forth in his Petion now on file & Recorded in the Book for 
Timber Buildings. 

Liberty Granted to m' Edward Procter to Erect a Bark House 
near Snow Hill as Set forth in His Petion on file and Recorded in 
Book for wooden Buildings. 

[153.] At a Meeting of the Select men June 26*^. 1721. 

Voted, that John Tuckerman be the Cowkeeper for the Summer 
ensuing on the termes as Entred ap'. 3"* 1716 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated as directions for 
the Bakers and Clarks of the markit is as foUowes viz^ 

oz. dr. 

Peny whit lof e . ^ . . . . 5-2 

Penny Wheatcn 7-12 

Penny Houshold . . . . . .10-5. 

and the Clarks of the markit are directed to make Alowance 

for the Biskit wel Baked three quarters of an Ounce on Each Bis- 

kit. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 3^^. 

Ordered, that the Assise of Bread now Stated is as follows 



viz'. 



oz. dr. 

of Penny whit 4-14 

of Penny wheaten 7-5 

Penny Houshold 9. 12. 



84 City Document No. 77, 

[153.] Anno 1721. At a meeting of the Select men July the S'*. 

Sundry Persons Petiouing for Lycence to Sell Strong drink as 
Retailers being approved & Recomended by the Select men 
viz'. 

John Minzies at his house in fish street. 

Martha Cornish at her house in Cornhill. 

Hanna Bode at her house in fish Street. 

Elisabeth Sharp at her House on Bronsdon's wharf. 

Job Ingraham at his House in Corn market. 

Henery Delaway 

Hanna Bignel at her House in Midle street. 

Hanna Todd in the House where She now Dwels. 

William Alden at his house in Ann Street. 

William Snowden within the Town of Boston 

Joseph Lord at his House in Hanover Street. 

Rowland Dike at his House in Cornhill. 

[154.] James Smith in his House of m' Calfs in Newbeiy 
Street. 

John Lane at his House in Long line. 

Wiloughby Thomas at his House in Bratle street. 

Nathaniel Pearce at his House in fish street. 

Elizabeth Barber at her House where She now Dwels. 

Annie Lumsdel at her house in Newbery Street. 

John Brown at his house. 

John Dorrel at his house where he Dwels in Kings Street. 

Jonathan Brown at his House in Prince street. 

Sundry Persons petitioning for Licence to Sel Strong drinke as 
Inholders which were aproved and Recomended by the Select 
men. 

Peter Pelton for an In & Inholder at his House in Newbery 
street. 

James Barnes at the house of Cap Darbies near Bull wharf. 

Cap' Jonathan Pallard in the House of the Late W°* Sutten 
Deceaced. 

[155.] Richard Whitterage at his House 

William man in the bouse where he Dwels in Kings Street 
pear. 

Anthony Young alowed & Recomended to keep a Comon vict- 
ualing house & to Retail Bear & Cider, <it his House near the 
Salutation. 

Abraham Clark to Retail Bear and Cider without Dores at the 
House where he now Dwels near the Bull Tavern. 

Sarah Taylor to Sel Ale Bear and Cider where She now dwels. 

Samuel Peck Distiller to Retail out of Dores Such Liquars as he 
Distills out of Dores. 

Mary Smith to Remoue her Sign and Continue her Lycence of 
an Inholdei to the House where m" Olive Smalpeece dwelt. 

Petitioners for Lycence to Sel Drink as Retailers which wer 
disalowed 

William Gold Laborer 

Ann Atkinson 

Robert Burgone, Distiller. 



Seleotmen's Minutes, 1721. 85 

[156.] Anno 1721. At a Meeting of the Select men July 17*^. 

m'. John Brigs having presented a List of the abuttors on Prince 
street, obliging themselves to pay to the Said Brigs their Respective 
parts of Paving the Said Street, it is ther fore granted by the 
Select men that if the Said Brigs goe on with the paving in Prince 
street as is there proposed He Shal be payd out of the Treasury 
One third part of the panement So far as he Shal proceed begining 
at Midle street and So downward provided the Naybours paue their 
Two thirds, and the Towns part Exceed not Eighty pounds. 

Ordered, that Cap* Nath". Green be Desired to take Care of 
Reparing the Way in Long lane. 

Libert}'^ is granted to Daniel Oliver Esq^ to Set up a wooden 
Building on his Land below m' Harisons Walk as Set forth in 
his [167.] petion now lying on file and Recorded in the Book for 
Timber Buildings. 

Sundry Persons Petioning for Lycence to Sel Strong Drink as 
Retailers being approved and Recomended by the Select men viz*. 

Mathias Cawdry in the House where he Dwels in King Street. 

Sarah Bryant in a Tenement of m' John Sales. 

Edward Page in his House in Charles Street. 

Theodoria Knaping in the House where She Dwels in Com hilL 

John Dupee Juni'. for Wine, Bear & Cider in a Teniment of m'. 
Nath" Goodwins in Cornhill. 

Sundry Persons for Inholders viz*. 

John Langdon at m' Kents House in Orang Street. 

Adrian Cunningham at the Castle Tavern in fleet Street. 

[168.] Tho. Lee in the House he now Dwels in Ann Street on 
the wharf. 

Edward Wilkinson for a Comon Victualer in his House near the 
Dock. 

John Lillo to Retail Bear & Cyder out of Dores in his House, 
in an street. 

Jonathan famham for Bear & Cyder out of Dores in his House 
in Prince Street. 

Sundry Petions Disalowed viz*. 

Sam^^ Kenny for a victualing house and Inholder. 

David Melvin for an Inholder 

William Atkinson for a Retailer. 

At A Meeting of the Select men July 21*^. 

Sundry Petions Granted viz*. 

Sarah Wormal to Remoue her Lycence of an Inholder to the 
Marlborous Head in Kings Street. 

Sarah Vybert to Retail Strong Drink out of Dores at her House 
in Cross. Street. 

John Barnes for a wooden building in Beacon Street as in his 
Petion, [159.] now lying on file and Recorded in the Book for 
Timber Buildings. _ 

Liberty Granted to m'. Benjam. Bream to break open the Ground 
in Prince Street to Repair his Comon Shoar he forth with making 
good the way as before July 21*'. 

A List of Stranges who by order of the Select men of Boston 



86 City Document No. 77. 

were by m' John Marion warned to depart out of this Town Ss 
now given in to the Town Clark in order to be Recorded, viz*. 

Martha Lee with her Children from Dorchester about Two 
Months warned. May the 4***. 

John Wilkinson a Saylor Poore Discharged from Cap* Durel 
Warned, May 19 

Ann Gale A Lame woman from Reding 16 dayes warned May 
the 23*^. 

Gibert Anthon, Poore A Sayler from Cap* Durel warned May 
23*^. 

Charity Edwards from Portsmoth Piscataqua 10 dayes warned 
June 13*^. 

Agnes Cumings from Marble ^ead Three weekes warned June 
lo*^. 

[160.] Phidelia, A Negro woman from Bridg water About a 
week warned 19*^ June. 

John Wilkee a man with but one hand from Philedelphia about 
fine weeks Warned June 24*^. 

Thomas Peat, a pore man from Suranam About a Month 
Warned July 6*^. 

Said List Returned to the Clark of the Peace. 

At A Meeting of the Select men Jul}' 27"*. 

Ordered that the Town Clark do Isue forth Warrants for a 
Town Meeting on Wednesday the Second day of August next, at 
Two of the Clock in the after noon To Chuse Representatives to 
Serue at a general Court appointed to Sett on Wednesday the 
Twenty third of August nex. 

And to Consider of Constable Jarvis his allowance. 

And al)out the Choise of a Constable in the Room of Cap* Dem- 
erick gon to Sea. 

And to Consider & Determin about giving Instructions to the 
Representatives according to A motion of Sundry Inhabitants <& 
free holders. 

[161.] Voted, that m' W". Clark & m' Thomas Cushing be 
desired to tak care to Remove the Incumbrances in Cross Street. 

That Elisha Cook Esq' & Cap* Nathan" Green be desired to take 
care to Remoue the Incumbrances in milk Street and make the 
way passable. 

Sundry Petitions which were granted viz* 

David Melvin for an Inholder in the House wheie he now Dwels 
near Charlstown ferry. 

Oliue Smalpeece to Remoue her Lycence of ai Inholder to the 
House where m" Sarah Wormal dwelt. 

Elisabeth Hawkesworth to Remoue her Lycencb of a Retailer to 
the House of m' W°». Pain in Cornhill. 

Robert Smith to Sell Bear & Cyder in his House in Milk 
street. 

Ebenezer Leadbetter to Retail Bear and Cyder only, in bis 
House in Cowels Lane. 

John Lane to Retail Bear and Cyder in his House in Long 
Lane. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1721. 87 

[162,] Anno 1721. At a Meeting of the Select men July SI"*. 

Sundry Petions for Retailers which were Allowed & Recomen- 
ded viz'. 

Mary flood to Retail Strong drink where She Now Dwels in 
Milk Street. 

Elisha Odlin to Retail Bear & Cyder only within Dores where 
he now dwels. 

Ordered, that the Engine house at the Dock be forthwith Rcpared. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated as Directions for 
the Bakers and Clarks of the Market is as folows viz'. 

OE. dr. 

Of Penny white Lofe 6 - 2 

of Penny wheaten 7-12 

Houshold 10 - 5 

At a Meeting of the Select men Aug. 14"*. 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Joseph Hill to Erect a Wooden 
Building in Long Lane as Set forth in his Petition now Lying ou 
file & Recorded in the Book for Timber Buildings. 

[163.] Anno 1721. At a meeting of the Select men Aug. 28***. 

Liberty is granted to Jonathan Pearse to open the ground in 
Midie Street to Lay a drain into the Comou Shoar he making good 
the pavement again. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Sep', the 11***. 

Pursuant to a Resolve of the General Court made & past the 8*^ 
of Sep^ Currant, Impowering the Select men to Regulate funerals 
in the Town of Boston. 

Ordered, that at Each funeral there Shal be but one Bell tolled, 
and that but a first and a Second time, and that it Shal be at the 
Election of the Person or persons ordering the funeral which Bell 
they will haue tolled, and that the time of Each funerals goeing 
Shal be for & during this month of Sept', bet wen the Hours of 
fiue & Six in the after noon, and after that betwen the houres of 
four and fiue until further order. Except in exterordinary Caces, 
in which they are to procure Liberty in Wrighting of the Concent 
of two of [164:.] the Select men at the least, and non of the 
Said Bells are to Toll longer then Six minuets, and that for the 
funerals of Indians, Negros & mollattos the Bel shall toll but once 
for each, and that in carying them to their graues, they Shal pass 
the nearest wa}'' ; and the Several persons that Toll the Bells are 
hereby ordered to conforme thereto under the penalty there 
Exprest. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Sep', the 13*^. 

Voted, that m'. Timothy Thornton upon his paying, to the 
Town Treasurer The Sum of forty pounds Shal be discharged by 
the Town of their whol Demands from him for the Rent & Repares 
of the wharf he hired of the Towns. 

Voted that the Resolue of the General court about directing the 
Select men to order about funerals be forth with printed. 



88 City Document No. 77. 

And also that the Select mens order about Directing of funerals 
& Ringing of Bells be also printed. 

[165. J Ordered that the Town Clark doe Ishue forth War- 
rants for Calling a meeting of the free holders as the Law directs 
to meet upon frjday the Twenty Second of Sep"^ Currant at Two 
of the Clock in the after noon to adviuse Consult and Determine 
about the Towns proportion of the fifty Thousand pounds, and to 
Chuse Trustees as the Law directs for the managment of it &c. 

Voted, that the Tickets for Waring the Said meeting be also 
printed. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Sep''. IS***. 

Liberty is granted to m"" Shem. Drown to Digg up the pavement 
and ground in Cornhill in order to lay a Stone Drain from his 
Celler into the Common Shore he forth with Reparing and making 
good the pavement. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, of Boston on Thersday the 
21»' ^epM721. 

Persuant to the afore said Resolue of the General Court &c. 

[166.] The Select men Did order & Direct, That One Bell 
only be made use of for a funeral and that to be Tolled but Twice, 
each Tolling not to exceed the Space of Six Minutes, Every 
person to make use of what Bell they Shal See fit, and that no 
bell be Tolled for any funeral before four aclock after noon, the 
Second Tolling to be within an Hour after at the farthest until the 
End of Octo"" next, and from thence to the end of february follow- 
ing, the first Tolling of the Bell for all funerals Shal not begin till 
halfe an Hour after three a Clock, except in Extraordinary caces. 
Two of the Select men at least giving Liberty in writing under 
their Hands to alter the time of any funeral. 

further that there be but one Tolling of a Bell for the funeral of 
any Indian, Negro or Molatto, & that they be Carried the nearest 
way to their Graues. 

Ordered. That whereas Spring Lane hath for Some time past 
bin very much anoyed & Rendered Dangerous passing up and 
down both for Horse and foot by reason of Some Drains [167.] 
Ishuing out in the midle of the Said Lane, and the Inhabitants 
having made application to the Select men that the anoyance might 
be removed that the Lane may be made accomodable. Simion 
Stoddard Esq"". Desiring that he might haue Liberty of Sinking a 
Cistern for the wast water in the afore said Lane. 

The Selectmen have this Day bin upon the Spott, and are of 
opinion that the Sinking a Cistern wil not answar the end, and 
cannot therfore concent thereto, But doe order that the Several 
Drains be within the Space of Ten dayes from the Date hereof 
EfFectualy be Secured by the owners or proprietors therof from 
any further dafSage in the Lane or that they Shal be Cutt up to 
prevent the Same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep"". 23*"*. 

Whereas Sundry of the Sloopmen that for Some time past haue 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1721. 89- 

Supplyed this Town with fire wood, doe now Decline coming up 
to Town with their Boates by Reason of the Smal-pox, which may 
occosion Inconveriiencys to the [168.] to the Boatmen as well 
as Inhabitants of this Town. 

Wherefore these are to give notice to all that haue any fire wood, 
and are not willing to bring it to Boston for the aboue said Reason, 
That if they See cause to come to Castle Island, Their Sloops or 
Boats Shal be brought up to Boston, and immediatly unloaded 
at Such Wharfs as the Master or Owner of the Boats Shal direct 
& appoint, the Charge of bringing up & carrying down the Several 
vessels to & from the Castle, to be born by the Town of Boston. 
The owners of the wood or Boats to pay the Charge of Un- 
lading. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Sep'. 26*. 

The Drain or Coinon Shore in Prince Street the Acco" of it 
being Layed before the Selectmen and having bin concidered by 
them amounting to fifteen pounds Seventeen Sbill. and three pence 
half penny is approued and doe order that each pay their propor- 
tion as is Sett down in the Said Acco^. 

[169.] Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated 
as Directions for the Bakers and Clarks of the market is as 
folows, viz'. 

Of Penny White - - 
Penny wheaten - - 
Penny Houshold - 
Voted. That there be a necessary House built for the School 
house in the Coraon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Octo' 9*^. 

In answar to the Petition of Hannah Kent that She may haue 
her Lycence Renewed to Sel Strong drink as an Inholder in her 
House at the South end of the Town as formerly. A lowed of <& 
Recomended. 

Liberty is granted to Sam^ Jones to dig up the pavement & to 
open the ground in Salem Street to lay a Drain from his Celler 
into the Coliion Shore, He forthwith making good the pavement. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Octo' 16*. 

Ordered, that the Town Clark doe Ishue forth Warrants for 
Calling A meeting of the freeholders and [170.] and other In- 
habitants to Assemble at the Town house in Boston on fryday 
the Twenteth of October Currant to Chuse a Constable in the 
Room of m' Joshua Louring latly deceaced. 

• At A Meeting of the Select men Oct' 30"^. 

Ordered that m' Peter Thomas is Impowred to Receive the 
Dockage and Wharfage at the Town Dock for the Town. 

Ordered, that the Treasurer bring forward an Action against 
Cap'. Nathaniel Oliuer for the arears of Johnsons Leace. 

Ordered, that the Grainerj'es be opened upon Wednesday and 



oz. 


dr. 


- 5 


2 


- 7 


12 


-10 


5 



90 City Document No. 77. 

fryday Each week to Sel out grain Rye & Indian. Each at four 
Shill. per Bushel. 
That the assize of Bread be viz^ 

ozHlr. 

Penny White Lofe --------- 4-14 

Penny Wheaten ----------7. 5 

Houshold 9.12 

[171 •] Liberty is granted to m' Jonathan Williams & m'. 
Joshua Wroe Executors to W". Webster in Behalf e of his Widow 
& Children &c. 

To Erect a Timber house upon Said Websters Land in Sudbery 
Street, as in their Petition now lying on file, and Recorded in the 
Book for Timber Buildings. 

Liberty is granted to Joshua Thornton Shipwright to Erect a 
Smal Building of wood for a work house upon his wharf at the 
North en of Boston as Sett forth in his Petition Recorded in the 
Book for Timber Buildings. 

At A Meeting of the Select men, Novem'. the 4'**. 

Liberty is granted to m'. John Olten to break up the pauement 
and digg up the Street to Lay A Drain from his House in Mal- 
borough Street into the Comon Shore he forth with making good 
the Pauement. 

[173.] At a Meeting of the Select men of The Town of 
Boston Novem' IS"*. 1721. 

Whereas by an Act of this province made & passed in the Thir- 
teenth year of his Late Majesty King William the Third, Intitled 
An Act providing in case of Sickness, It is provided any Person 
or Persons coming from abroad or belonging to any other Town, 
or place within this Province to be vissited, or that late haue bin 
Vissited with the Plague Smal pox &c. The Select men of Such 
Towns are Impowred to take care in the best maner &c. By Re- 
moving and placing the Sick or Infected, in a Seperate house or 
Houses &c. 

And also by one other Act made in the fourth year of King 
George in addition to the former Act, It is Set forth that there is 
a Convenient House provided on Spectacle Island, for the Recep- 
tion of Such as Shal be vissited with Contagious Sickness to keep 
them from Infecting others. And the Said Select men being 
Credably Informed that divers [173.] Persons belongin to other 
Towns are already come into this Town, and haue taken the In- 
fection of the Smal pox, in the way of Inocculation, but that as 
yet the Infection has not Opperated upom thom yet Expect that in 
a few dayes it will, and that Divers others belonging to other Towns, 
Intend to Come to this Town for the Purpose aforesaid, and that 
they know how to come in and where, and what Houses to use in 
Spite of the Town, And the Remoueing the Said Persons, by 
Law being Impracticable but by Warrant from Some of His Maj- 
esties Justices of the Peace. 

The Said Select men Therefore doe hereby give notice to the 
Justices of this Town of the afore said Practice and pray that 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1721. 91 

they will Isue forth their Warrants to the Sheriff of the County of 
Suffolk and Constables of the Town of Boston, Requiring them to 
make diligent Search after all Such Person or Persons as are 
already come into this Town for the Ends afore said or that Shal 
here after come into this Town [174:.] in order to haue the Said 
Distemper in the Said way brought upon them selves, and having 
found, any Such to apprahend them and forthwith cary them to 
the Respective Towns to which they belong or to the province 
HospitaU. 

Thomas Cushing 
John Marion 
Elisha Cook 
Nathaniel Green 
WiLLM Clark 
Ebenezer Clough 
Select men of Boston. 
To Cap* Timothy Clark Esq'. 
To Anthony Stoddard Esq'. 
To W°». Welsted Esq'. 

or to any Two of the Jus- 
tices of the Peace in this Town To be Comunicated to the Rest of 
the Justices. 

At a meeting of the Select men 27 Nov'. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated be as follows 
viz*. 

Of Penny white 4. 10 

Penny wheaten 6. 15 

Houshold 9. 4 

tl75.;| Annol721. At a Meeting ofthe Select men, Dec'. !)\ 
iberty is granted to m'. Grafton feverary to open the ground 
in fish Street to lay a Drain from his Caller to the wharf he forth 
with making good the ground and Pauement. 

Liberty granted to Sam". Greinleif to break up the Pauement in 
Molborough Street and open the ground So as to Clear his Drain 
of the House in the occupation of John Mallet according to his 
petition. So that he Cover it up forthwith and make good the 
Pauement again. 

At A Meeting ofthe Select men, Dec'. 25***. 

The Petition of Grace Stevens for Renewing her Lycence for a 
Retailer of Strong Drink in her own Name as it was granted to hir 
Husband in his Life time. 

Approved of & Recomended. 

The Assize of Bread now Stated viz*. 

01. dr. 

Penny white lofe 4- 7 

Penny Wheaten 6-10 

Houshold 8-13 

[176.] Anno 1721. At aMeeting ofthe Select men, Decern'. 
12^. 



92 City Document No. 77. 

Whereas the Select men Persuant to a Besolae of the Geueral 
Court at a Session at Boston the 23**^ of august Last past. 

Passed an Order Regulating the Tolling Bells at funerals in Said 
Town and in as much as the funerals at the present thro' the 
goodness of God are veiy much abated, & not many more then la 
a time of health. 

Therfore the aforeSaid order is Superceaded, and the Bells 
may be Tolled for funerals as heretofore accustomed til further 
order of the Select men. 

Janu' the 8*^. 
Liberty is granted by Mesu" Nathaniel Green John Marion, 
William Clark & Ebenezer Clough present Select men. To m' 
Thomas Pain to break up part of the pauement and Digg up the 
Ground to Lay a Drain in Back street from his House in Back 
street cross the way to the house where he now Dwells So he make 
good the pauement withal Speed. 

[177.] Anno 1721. At A Meeting of the Select men Jan' 9*^. 

Whereas the Select men of the Town of Boston the 27'^ of Janu' 
1717-18 — Did Lease to Co". Stephen Minott Several Tracts of 
Land Lying in Boston Neck, for and During the Spase and Terme 
of Seven years, In Concideration whereof he the Said Stephen 
Minott was to provide four good & Sufficient Bulls to goe with the 
Cowes within the Neck of Boston &c. And whereas the Said 
Stephen Minott hath Sundry times acquainted the Present Select 
men that he Can no longer perform the Conditions in the afore- 
said Lease and is Determined to take no further care to Provide 
Bulls. 

These are therefore to giue notice that if any Person is willing 
to provide Bulls for Such Cowes as haue a Right to goe upon the 
Coinons within the Town of Boston or Hire the aforesaid Tracts 
of Land. The Select men will treat with any Such therefore. 

[178.] Annol721. AtA Meeting of the Select men, Jan'. 15*^. 

The Trustees for Letting out at Intrest the Town of Bostons 
Proportion of the fifty Thousand pounds Bills of Creditt Emitted 
by an Act of the General Court of the Province of the Massa- 
thusets Buy in New England at their Sessions in March Last 
Having Represented to us that the Vote of the freeholders of Said 
Town at their Meeting Sep'' the 22"* Last past. Directing how the 
Said part of Said Bills of Creditt Should be Improved, By Reason 
of the several Restrictions in Said Vote, The advantagious Im- 
provment therof is Cloged & very much Retarded, and therfore 
desired of us that we would call the freeholders of the Said Town 
together to Consider that matter and make Such further provision 
relating thereunto as may be thought necessary and proper. 

Wherefore the Said Select men doe hereby Order that the Town 
Clark forthwith Isue forth his Warrants to the Constables of Said 
Town to warn a meeting of Said [ 1 79.] freeholders to meet at 
the Town House in Boston on fryday the Ninteenth Currant at 
three a clock after noon. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1721-2. 93 

At A Meeting of the Select men Jann'. 23*. 

Ordered, that the Treasurer giue m'' W". Lee Creditt the Sum 
of three pounds for keeping clear the Lower end of Cross Street 
for three years as by agreement made Sep^ 2"* 1718 

And also that he make the Said Lee Debtar Three pounds for 
his use & Improvment of Said wharf & Land from the first of 
march Last past to this Day. 

Now Lett to nj' William Lee the Towns Wharf & Land at the 
Lower end of Cross Street at fiue pounds P". Annum, he to keep 
Clear from Incumberances Ten feet on the South Side of it, for the 
Naybours to come to their Shops and to the uper part of their 
Wharfs the Rent to begin this Day. 

[180.] Anno 1 721 . At a Meeting of the Select men Jan'. 29*^. 

Thomas Mullin & William Snoden are Admitted to Serue as 
watchmen for the Town to be at the South Watch house and to 
be paid from the first of January Currant. 

In answar to a memorial of m^ Benj* Emmans on the one part & 
rriesu" Sara" Thorn Andrew Elliot & Elisha Story, on the other 
part. 

The}' having had Some Diference about a Drain in Sutbury 
Street in Boston, And both partyes desiring the Select men to 
Interpose and deside the difference betwixt them. 

The Said Select men having Considered their whol affair therein, 
Are of opinion and doe determine that the Said Benjamine Emmons 
8hal Enjoy the Benefit of the Said Drain, and that he Shal be free 
from any cost or Charge to maintain the Said Drain for the Term 
of Twenty years next coming from this Day. 

[181.] Jann'27«^. 1721. 

A List of Strangers who by Order of the Selectmen of Boston 
were by m"" John Marion warned to depart out of this Town and 
now given in to the Town Clark in order to be Recorded viz*. 

Isaac Dickman, warned July 27*^. 

John Kilborn from Antego Sick, Aug. 3"*. 

Thomas Lerzen from Dearfield two Dayes warned August 6*^. 

Jean Sper <& three Children from the Eastward, warned august 

Humphry Tavlor Wife & Six Children from Smal point, warned 
Aug. 7«^. 

Ester Willis of Charlstown, Aug. 10*^. 

Ester Sparhalke from Cambridg warned Aug. 15*^. 

John Buston from Lecester Eight dayes warned Janu'. 4*^. 

Mary Shertwell from Arowshick Two Months warned Jan' 4*^. 

John Eaton from Road Island fiue weeks Sick warned Jan 20*^. 

John Miller from Misconges about Ten weekes, warned Jan' 
22^ 

[183.] Anno 1721. At A Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 15 
Upon a motion of Co** Step" Minott and m' James Gouch that 

One of the Watter Engines might be placed at the Long wharf 

near the Treasu' ware house. 



94 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Ordered, that when a Convenient House is their bailt for the 
Placing of it that one of the Engines be there placed. 

Feb'. 21. 

Liberty Granted to m' Samuel Hunt to Break up part of the 
Pauement & Street from his house formerly belonging to Cap' 
David Robinson in North Street to Lay A Drain into the Comon 
Shore the Said Hunt making good the pavement qfi Sone as possa- 
blc. 

At A Meeting of the Select men feb'. 26. 

m*^. Ebenezer Clough having presented a petition that he may 
haue Liberty to Remoue his Lime kiln now Standing upon the 
Beach about Twenty [183.] feet from Prince Street and Erect 
one about fifty feet nearer to Hudsons Point. 

Approved and allowed of and Liberty granted him Accordingly. 

Ordered, that monday the 12*^. of march next be a General Town 
meeting and that the Town Clark forthwith Isue forth warrants 
Accordingly for the Choice of Town officers, Raising of money for 
defraying the necessary charges of the Town. 

And to Consider of the Respective motions of Sundry of the In- 
habitants viz^ 

About Graineryes, Grain bought, and how the Town may be 
Supplyed with wood & Cole & Cisterns for water. ^ 

About Chusing another master for the South School. 

About Continuing the Present master. 

About a Corn mill at Rumny marsh & a Scavanger there. 

About Repairing or Securing the South Battery. 

[184.] About John Giles for abatments for Winisimmit ferry. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feV. 26*^. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for directions for the Bakers & Clarks of the market is as 
foUoweth viz*. 

OK. dr. 

Of penny white lofe 4- 7 

penny wheaten 6-10 

penny Houshold 8-13 

At a meeting of the Select men. Mar**. 2°*. 

Whereas there was a High way Lay'd out in the Town of 
Boston by the Select men Janu' the 25**". 1702 at the Lower end 
of Black Horse Lane, now Called Prince Street to be Twenty four 
feet Broad as by the Record appears. 

Ordered by the Select men that the Said High way be made Six 
feet Broader on the South ward Side of it, to make it Thirty feet 
Broad one hundred Twenty four feet from m' Joshua Gees fence 
near the Ship yard now in the [185.] posession of m' Daniel 
Berrj', and to Continue its breadth of Thirty feet down ward to 
Low water mark. 

At A Meting of the Select men. Ma'. 5^. 

Ordered, that a petition of Sundry Inhabitant about Inlarging 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1722. 55 

Some part of Ann Street, be Inserted in the Warrant for Mareh 
Meeting. 

Upon a petion of m' John Edwards of Boston Sheweth. 

That whereas there is a Tomb in the South Burying place be- 
longing to the Late Governour Endicot, which has bin unim- 
proved for many years, and there being no family in Said Town 
nearer Related to the Said Governour Endicot famaly then his, 
Desires he may haue Liberty granted him to make use of it for his 
family. 

Granted that the Said John Edwards has Liberty to Improue 
the Said Tomb until a person of Better Bight to it appears to 
Claim it. 

Granted to James Gooch Junior a place to Erect a Distill House 
on his Land in the Westerly part of Boston Near the Mill Pond as 
Set [186.] forth in His Petition and Recorded in the Book for 
rimber buildings. 

At A Meeting of the Select men Mar 26*, 1722 
Ordered that the Assize of Bread be as follows viz^ 

OS. dr. 

Penny White Lofe 4- 7 

Peny Wheaten 6-10 

Peny Houshold 8.13 

At A Meeting of the Select men Ap'. 3*. 

Thomas Ree from Bristol in G*. Brittaine Cord wainer Desired to 
be admitted an Inhabitant of this Town, W". Pain Esq', appeared 
with him to give Bond to the Treasurer. 

Ordered, that upon the Said Tho. Rees and W** Pain Esq', their 
giving Bond to the Treasurer to the valine of One hundred 
pounds. That the Said Ree Shall not be a Charge to the Town, 
That then Said Ree be admitted & have Liberty to use his Trade 
or mistery within the Said Town 

[187.] At A meeting of the Select men Ap'. 17*^. 1722. 
Liberty granted to m'. Thomas Downs to digg in Orange Street 
to lay a drain from his House or yard into the Town Slip he mak- 
ing good Said way again 

Granted to m' Cornelius Waldo Liberty of a Still house on his 
Land on the Northerly Side of the Pasture of John Leveret Esq'. 
Comonly called by the name of Ropewalke Pasture as is Set forth 
in his Petion and Recorded in the Booke for Timber Build- 
ings. — 

Upon the Desire of Sundry of the Inhabitant that they may 
haue Licence granted them to Erect Toombs upon the South Line 
in the South Burying place on the Conditions the Rest have. 
The Select men assigned to the Several persons as follows viz^ 

To GiU N«. 16 

To David Colson — 17 

To Thomas Crees — 18 

To Henry Guioneaus --.--.-19 
Granted to Each of them their Respective Toombs they havipg 



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Sf6 Cirr Document No. 77. 

Erected them at their own Charg & paid to the Towd theii Share 
to the Comon Shore. 

[188.] Anno 1722. At a meeting of the Select men ap' 21**». 

Liberty Granted to John West according to his Petition to 
break up the ground in the Street to lay a Drain from his House 
in Cross Street into the mill Pond, He forthwith puting the Street 
into a like good Repare as now he finds it. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, ap'. 23*** 

Whereas m'. Sam". Deraing Late of Boston CoUermaker dyed 
yesterday of the Smal Pox, and Sundry of the Inhabitants that 
went out of Town to avoid that Distember are Returned and 
many in Town that haue not had the Smal pox, who remained 
during the Late Sickness, and our Country neighbours daylie 
coming into Town, Wherefore to prevent Danger of any Person 
being Infected with the Said Sam" Demmings Corps. 

Ordered that he be Buryed this Night betwen the Hours of Ten 
& Eleven and Carryed up Winter Street for the Reasons afore- 
said. 

[189.] Aprill the 27«». 1722. 

A List of Strangers who b}'^ order of the Select men of Boston 
were by m' John Marion warned to Depart, out of this Town, and 
now given to the Town Clark in order to be Recorded viz*. 

1721 



William Warren - - - 


- - Jann' 


. 29\ 


Robert Ross 


feb'. 


12 


Eliza*^ Mathews 


feb' 


12"^ 


Katherine Wells 


feb. 


14th 


James Warke 


feb. 


15«^ 


Robert Warke 


feb. 


15*^ 


Andrew Cockerill 


feb. 


17^ 




1722 — 


Richard Williams 


Mar. 


26 


John Little 


Mar. 


26*^ 


James Cristy 


Mar. 


26"^ 


Eenez' Chandler 


Ap'. 


5th 


William Rosswell 


— 


gth 


Jane Cary 


— 


12«» 


Mary Dean 


— 


16*^ 


Jane Steel 


— 


16*^ 



Said List Returned to the Clark of the 
Peace aprill the 30*»» 1722. 

Voted that John Tuckerman be the Cow keeper for the Summer 
ensuing, on the Tearms as Entred ap'. 3'* 1716 which were as 
follows viz*. 

[190.] And He the Said Cowkeeper is enjoyned to procure 
Sufficient assistance So as due care be taken in looking after and 
keeping the Cows comitted to his care, and he is to take care of 
watering the Bulls belonging to the Heard, and to put them up by 
night, in Such place or places as the Select men Shal appoint and 



oz. 


dr. 


4- . 


- 14 


7- . 


- 5 


9- . 


. 12 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1722. 97 

as a Reward for his Service He the Said Cowkeeper is Impowered 
to Demand & Receive the Sum of Two Shillings P. Head of the 
owners of Such Cows for each Cow. 

And the Said John Tuckerman is appinted and Impowred to 
Inspect & prosecute all Such Persons as Shal Transgress the 
Town order or By Law Relating to any Horse, dry Cattell or 
Sheep, found going at large on the Cornon, or on the Streets or 
High wayes in this Town for the year Ensuing (& if need be) to 
Impound any Such Horse or Cattell So found going at Large Con- 
trary to the order aforesaid. 

[191.] Anno 1722. At a Meetingof the Select men, Ap'. 30*»». 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
as Directions for the Bakers & Clarks of the market is as follows 
viz'. 

Of Peny White Lofe 
of Peny Wheaten 
of Peny Household 
And the Several Bakers within this Town are Ordered to mark 
their Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows viz'. 

With the first Letters of their Respective Christian Names, and 
the first & Last Letters of their Sir names 

And the Clarks of the market are Directed to make alowance 
for the Bisket well baked, three quarters of an Ounce on each 
Bisket. 

Ap'. 30 

Ordered that the Town Clark doe forth with Isue forth Warrants 
to t'le Constables to warn the Inhabitants qualified to Chuse Rep- 
resentatives on Tuseday the fifteenth of May next at Nine A Clock. 

And at the Same meeting the Inhabitants to vote in Town affairs 
to Chuse one Select man & Two Clarks of the market & to Cou- 
sid' mes'. Jona* Williams & Joshua Wroes Petion &c. 

[192.] Anno 1 722. At A Meeting of the Select men, U\ May. 

Whereas Sam'* Sewal of Boston Merch* his wife & Two of His 
Children and one other of His famaly have latly bin Inoculated 
for the Smal pox, and are now at the Dwelling House of m"" Joseph 
Hubbard, Blacksmith in Boston, wherby the Infection upon the 
Opperations taking Effect, may probably be Communicated to 
others. Wherefore for the Better preventing the Same The Select 
men are of advice that the Province Hospital on Spectable Island 
within the Town of Boston is the most Sutable place for the Re- 
ception and accomodation of those Inoculated persons, and doe 
accordingly desire that a Warrant may be made out to the Sheriff 
of the County of Suffolk or his Deputy, or Constables of the Town 
of Boston, to Remoue the Said Sam" Sewal and the other four 
persons, to the Hospital on Spectable Island & to Impress nurses 
Tendance and (other necessaries if need be) for the [193,] ac- 
comodation Safty & releif of the afore said persons. 



98 City Document No. 77. 

To His Majesties Justices of the Peace within the Town of 
Boston in the County of Suffolk or any two of Them. 
By Order of the Select men. 

May the U^. 

Whereas m" Joanna Alford of Boston has latly bin Inoculated 
for the Smal pox and is now at the Dwelling House of Co". John 
Alford in Boston, wherby the Infection upon the opperations 
taking Effect may probably be comunieated to others. Wherefore 
for the better preventing the Same, The Select men are of advice 
that the Province Hospital on Spectable Island within the town of 
Boston is the most Sutable place for the Reception and Accomo- 
dation of the Inoculated person. And doe accordingly desire that 
a Warrant may be made out to the Sheriff of the County of Suf- 
folk, or his Deputy, or Constables of the Town [194.] of Boston 
to Remove the Said m" Joanna Alford to the Hospital on Spec- 
table Island, and to Impress nurses tendance <& other necessaries 
(if need be) for the accomodation Safty and Releif of the Said 
Person. 

To His majesties Justices of the Peace in the Town of Boston, 
or any two of them. 

By order of the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men. May 2S\ 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for .Directions for the Bakers <& Clarks of the market is as follows 
viz'. 

Of Peny White Lof e 
Wheaten 
Houshold 

Liberty Granted to m*" Jacob Parker to to break up the Ground 
in Union Street, to Lay a Drain from his Celler into the Comon 
Shore he forthwith making good the Ground and Pauement. 

Liberty Granted to m'. Jonas Clark to break up the Ground to 
Lay his Drain from bis Hous into the Comon Shore in fleet 
Street, He forth with making good the Ground & pavement. 

[195.] Anno 1722. July 4*^. 

Liberty is granted by Thomas Cushing, Isaiah Tay, Nath". 
Green & Elish Cooke Esq'. Select men. To Doct'. Thomas Creese 
to break up the Ground to lay a Ston Drain from his House 
where he Dwells in Malboro Street, into the Comon Shore in Milk 
Street provided he forth with make good the ground and Pave- 
ment again. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 10**. 
Sundry Persons Petitioning for Licence to Sell Strong Drink as 
Inholders were approved & Recomended by the Select men, 



OS 


- 


dr. 


4 


- 


14 


7 


- 


5 


9 


. 


12 



VIZ*. 



Thomas Thatcher (who married) Everton. 
Eliza'*" Smith at Moul Head in Kings Street. 



Selectman's Minutes, 1722. 99 

John WaBS where Sam^ Tylie Dwelt. 
Anthony Young at the Salutation. 
Martha Mountjoy at her House. 
Joseph Dodge at his house in Lin Street. 
Adrian Cunningham & Mary English at the Castle tavam. 
Joseph Lord in Prince Street. 
Sam". Willis in Batter3' March. 
Richard Witteridge at his House. 
Eliza"'. Davis at the Bair in Corn hill. 
[196*] James Eellon, married Eliz^ Ranger. 
Ralph Wheeler, mar* Oliue Smalpeece. 
Elioner Pullen in the Room of her Husband. 
Mary Emmans in the Room of her Husb*. 
frances Wardall in the Room of Hers. 
Thomas Holt in Cambridg Street. 
Tho. & An Lee on the wharf in Ann Street. 
Sundry Persons Petitioning for Licence to Sell Strong Drink as 
Retailers were approved & Recomended by the Select men viz^ 
Elizabeth Maxwel in Long Lane. 
Elizabeth Hanis in Pond Street. 
Thomas Weems in School Street 
Elizabeth Barber in Kings Street. 
Eliza^^ Lash in Linn Street. 
John Menzies in Sun Court. 
James Langdon in Orange Street. 
Thomas Baker in Linn Street 
Mary Willet in Ann street 
John Ela on the wharf in Ann Street. 
Nathan*^ Pearce in fish Street. 
John Petel in Salem Street. 
Eliz"* Orne at Olivers Dock 
Eliza*^ Scott in West Street. 
[197.] John & Sarah Cotta m Comhill. 
Richard Henchman at his House. 
Margaret Claxton in Comon Street. 
Mary flood in Milk Street. 
Nathan" Jarvis in fish Street. 
Thomas Giles in Ship Street. 
Alls Oliver in Midle street. 
Hanna Chamberlain 
Elizabeth Knights 
Sarah Todd in fish Street 
Mary Eustus in Back Street 
Hannah Hoolbrook in Neubery Street. 
Andrew Sygourney in Prince Street. 
Robert Burgyone in Sumer Street. 
Sam". Peck in Maulbero Street. 
William Bamsdale in fish Street. 
Mary Barnes in Ann Street. 
Hanna Tompson for a Botle Ale house. 
Lewellen James for Bear & Cyder. 
Joseph Rayner for Bear & Cyder out of Doors. 



100 Crrr Document No. 77. 

Sundry Petitioners for Inholders & Retailers, Disalowed viz*. 

Thomas Webber for an Inholder. 

Richard Jenkins for a Retailer. 

[198.] Liberty Granted to Adam Winthop Esq' To Erect a 
Stable & Kitchen of Timber on his land formerly belonging to 
Cap*. Edward Willis according to his Petition Entred in the Book 
for Recording of wooden Buildings. 

At A Meeting of the Select men July the 11'**. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction for the Bakers and Clarks of the market is as 
follows viz'. 

OS - dr. 

The peny white lofe 4-10 

Peny Wheaten 6. 15 

peny Houshold 9. 4 

Voted, that the School house at the uper End of Queens Street 
haue Some more Convenience of a Celler made to it and that m'. 
Ebenezer Clough be desired and Impowered to Effect it and also 
that he be desired & Impowr'd to Cause a well to be Dugg & fin- 
ished for the House where m' Nathaniel Williams Dwels. 

[199.] The Comitte appointed by the Inhabitants and free 
holders of the Town of Boston at their Annual meeting in March 
last past to Enquire into the Capacity. & Abillity of m' Amos 
Anger in teaching & Instructing the youth in Writing Reading & 
Cyphering, made their Report to the Town at a Publick meeting 
in May following And then m' Anger was Dismist. And the 
aforesaid Coinitte, Desired to take Care & provide Some able 
Peraon to take the Government of the free School at the South 
End of Boston on the Common, and hauing mett Sundry times, 
they made Choise of m' Edward Mills, as a person well quallified 
for that Service. 

m'. Jacob Sheaf Signifieing his Desire to take the Charge of the 
School in the Common, his fathers house being near thereto, which 
was concented to, and accordingly on July the ll*'*. 1722, m'. 
Mills had the School m'' Sheaf was in Coinitted to him & m' Sheaf 
that m' Anger had. 

Anno 1722. July U^. 

[200.] At a Meeting of the Select men, 

On Application of m' Nath" Williams to the Selectmen that he 
Stood in need of An Usher or Assistant in the Gramer School, 
The Selectmen mett & Treated with m' Joseph Green which m' 
Williams had proposed to them as a fitt person for that Service, 
The Select men approved of him the Said m' Joseph Green and 
appointed for the Said Assistant or Usher, and to have fifty pounds 
Per Annum, and he to Enter upon the Said busynes the Sixteenth 
of July Currant. 

Simon Rame Petitioning for a Licence to be a Retailer of Strong 
Diink at his House in Cornhill. 

Alowed & Recomended by the Select men. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 17^2,- 101 

At A Meeting of the Select men July 18*^.^ 

Sundry Persons Petitioning to Sel Strong Drink as Inholdors. 
A lowed & Reeomended viz'. 

Robert Smith in Milk Street. 

Mary Vial at her House in Ship Street. 

Abraham Clark at the Bull 

Ezekiel Walker in Queen Street. 

[301.] Anno 1722. July 28*^. A List of Stranges who by 
order of the Select men of Boston were by m' John Marion warned 
to Depart out of this Town and now given to the Town Clark in 
Order to be Recorded viz'. 

John Mackmaster his wife & 4 Children from Ireland, warned 

May 7*^. 

Alexand' Gord A Soldier " 7*^ 

Sarah & Margaret Belcher Brantry " 8*** 

John Fisher A Sick Saylor " 26"^ 

Soloman Hopkins wife & one Child 

from Pencilvania ** 26*^ 

John Diamon & 

Thomas Hopkins from Charlstown " 29*^ 

Thomas Longworth Lame from Casoo — June 3 

from the Easward viz*. June 19*** 

Jean Hunter with Two Children 

Katherin Carter with & 3 Children 

Jean Wilson with 4 Children. 

John Taylar from Charlstown June 22*^ 

Sundry from the Eastward viz'. July 13 

Andrew Macfaden wife & 6 Children 

Isaac Hunter wife & 2 Children 

Alexan' wife and 4 Children 

James Johnson wife & 4 Children " 20*^ 

John Nelson wife & 2 Children " 20*^ 

[202.] Mathew Acheson wife & 2 ChUdren 20*»» 

Andrew Rogers July 23 

Robert Rowland 

Samuel forgeson 

William Hambleton July 27 

John A Negro Man wife & 4 Children from Maiden 

Thomas Breme Ingrauer July 28*^ 

The Said List Returned to the Clark of the Peace July the 30** 
1722. 

At a A Meeting of the Select men July the 30*^ 

John Dyman Desired to be a admitted an Inhabitant of this 
Town. 

Ordered that upon James Lowden of Charlstown and Thomas 
Townsend of Bostons giving Seciu-ity in the Sum of one hundred 
pounds that the Said Dyman Shal not be Chargable to the Town 
He be admitted an Inhabitant. 

Sarah Smith Petitioned for a Licence to be a Retailer of Strong 
Drink out of Dores in her House in Battery march. 

ALowed & Reeomended by the Select men. 



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102 ,.''\ X-CiTT Document No. 77. 

• • 

ReberjcaTolman to Retail Bear & Cyder only at Her House in 

^n Stveet, alowed & Becomended. 

\ F303.] Liberty granted to m'. James Goucb Jun'. to Erect 

" /a "D welling house of Timber on his Land on the Westarly part of 

Boston according to his Petition, Entred in the Book for Recording 

Timber Buildings. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction for the Bakers and Clarkes of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

oz. dr. 

The Penny white lofe 4 - 10 

Penny Wheaten 6 - 15 

Penny Houshold 9 - 4 

Liberty is Granted To Thomas Hutchinson Esq^, m' Sam" 
Greenwood, & Capt John Greenough to build Each of them a 
Toomb in the North Burying place on the South east Side provided 
they take the direction of m"" William Clark & m' Eben' Clough 
therein. 

At A Meting of the Hon"' Members of the Council, Justices of 
the Peace with the Select men of the Said Town of Boston at the 
Town House, August the Sixth 1722. 

Being Present 

Pen Townsend Esq'. "] 

Edward Bromfield Esq'. I Tiyr _v ^ r^ i 

Thomas Hutchinson, Esq', f Members of Councel. 
Adington Davenport, Esq'. J 
[304.] Josiah Willard Esq'. 

Sam" Checkley Esq'. 
Daniel Oliver Esq'. 
Tim^ Clark Esq'. 
W°». Welsteed Esq'. 
Anthony Stoddard Esq'. 
Habijah Savage Esq', 
m' Isaiah Tay • ^ 

m' John Marion [at x 

m' Thomas Cushing p«^°°* ""^^ 
Cap* Nathaniel Green J 
Ordered, that from and after the date hereof untill the 14*^ of 
Octo"" next there be a ward of four meet and Sober Persons on the 
Neck at the Line of Defence on Lords dayes according to the 
Rules & directions agreed on Aug 4*^ 1712. And that the Said 
Ward during their attendance there are to keep the Gate Shutt 
and not to be opened but upon LawfuU & Necessary occasions. 

Voted, an agreement of the Gent^. of the Councel, Justices 
& Select men In order to prevent & Suppress disorders By 
turns to walk by Night for the Space of Eight weeks following 
begining on Monday the 13^ of aug'. Currant according to an 
assortment now made and Lying on file. 

[205.] Ordered, by the Select men that the Town Clark doe 
Isue forth a warrant to the Constables for warding, 
and notifie for each weeks walking by Night. 



*• Justices 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1722. 103 

At a meeting of the Select men Aug. 27^. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers and Clarks of the Market is as follows 
viz*. . 

oi • dr. 

The penny white lofe 4 - 10 

Penny Wheaten 6-15 

Houshold 9-4 

Liberty is granted to m'. Jon* Mountfort, m' Walter Goodrich 
& m' Edward Pell to build Each of them a Toomb in the North 
Burying place on the Easwardly Side as others had don. 

James Colter from London with his Wife and Child & one Mary 
Newbery Single woman desires to be admitted an Li habitant of 
this Town. 

Granted upon Cap*. James Starlings giving Security to the 
Town Treasurer in the Sum of One hundred pounds to keep the 
Town from Charg by the Said famely. 

Henry Tompson admitted a watchman in the Room of John 
Russel. 

[206.] At A Meeting of the Uon^^ Membera of Councel Jus- 
tices of the Peace within the Town of Boston with the Select of 
the Said Town at the Town house Sept' 6*^. 1722. 
Being present 

Sam'i. Sewal Esq'. 
Pen Townsend Esq'. 
Edward Bromfield Esq'. 
Thomas fitch Esq'. 
Tho. Hutchinson Esq'. 
Elisha Cook Esq'. 
Josiah Willard Esq'. 
Sam". Checkley Esq'. 
Edward Hutchinson Esq'. ^Justices 
Tim^ Clark Esq'. 
Daniel Oliver Esq'. 
Anth^ Stoddard Esq'. 
Elisha Cook Esq'. ^ 
m'. Isaiah Tay I o i a 
m'. John Marion fSel^^tn^en. 

Cap* Natha". Green J 
The Question being put whether it was thought best for the 
Towns good and Safty to haue the Twelue watch men Divided 
into three watchouses, [!307«] four watchmen in Each house. 

And that the Third watch house be Built near the Condet at the 
Dock. 
Voted in the afermative. 

At A Meeting of the Select men Sepf . 24*»». 1722. 

Liberty is Granted to John Robeiis to build a Toomb in tlie 
North Burying place on the Easterly Line next to m'. Edward Pells. 

Liberty Granted for a Toomb to be built for m' John Coney 
Deceaced in the South Burying place on the South Line N^. 20 



>• of the Councel. 



104 City Document No. 77. 

Liberty Granted to m' Sam". Barritt to build a Toomb in the 
Same Line in the Same Burying Place No. 21. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Selec- 
men for direction of the Bakers & Clarks of the market is as fol- 
lows viz*. 

oz - dr. 

The Penny white lofe 4-7 

Penny wheaten 6-10 

Houshold 8 - 13 

[-408.] Anno 1722. AtA Meeting ofthe Selectmen Sept'. 27***. 

Liberty is granted to John Dupee to Erect a Brick building & to 
Improve it for a Distill house on his Land in Back Street formerly 
belonging to m'. farnsy as Set forth in his Petition, and Entred in 
the Book for Timber Buildings. 

Liberty granted to Joseph Lj^ons Tanner to Erect a Timber 
Building for a mill house on the Land of m'. John Dolbier near 
the foot of fort hill as Set forth in his Petition Entred in the Book 
for Timber buildings. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Octo'. 10***. 
Ralph Wheeler admitted to Remove and ocupie His Lisence of 
an Iniiolder to a teniment of Elisha Cook Esq', in King street* 

At A Meeting Octo' the 12"*. 1722. 

Liberty is Granted to Cap*. John Ballantine to open the Ground 
in Hanover Street to Repare His Cundet pipes. He forthwith 
makeing good the Ground & pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men & keeping them in Repair. 

[309.] mess"^" Obediah Wakfield, John Nichols, Richard 
Whitterage, Jonathan Simpson & Job Ingraham, are appointed 
viewers & Sealers of Cord wood for the Town of Boston for the 
Present year, and they took their Oaths accordingly 

Whereas the free holders & other Inhabitants of the Town at a 
publick Town meeting Regulerly Assembled at the Town House 
upon Tuesday the fifteenth of may last past. Voted that the Sconce 
or South Battery Should be Shingled, and otherwise Secured from 
the Weather & theives breaking in. 

The Select men Direct that what Powder of the Towns is there 
be Removed to the Powder house in Boston it not being Safe to ly 
there when the Repair is doing and that the other Stores now in 
that House belonging to the Town be Removed to the Town House, 
to prevent their being Purloined till the necessary Repairs be 
accomplished. 

Ordered, that Warrants be forthwith Isued for a Town Meeting 
on fryday the 19*^ Instant to Chuse Two Constables in the Rume 
of John Richards & John Done gon to Sea. 

[210.] Lett to m^ Richard Hall that part of the Town house 
Celler, which was formerly Hired by James Gillcrest, The Said 
Hall to haue it for One year <& to pay nine pounds P*". Annum and 
the Rent to begin the 29*^ Sept' Last. 



S^.leotmen'8 Minutbs, 1722, 105 

At A meeting of the Select men Octo'. 17***. 

Liberty granted to m^. William foy to break up the Ground in 
Mackrel Lane to clear hia Drain from his House formerly Jefu. 
Dummer Esq'. He forthwith making good the Ground & paue- 
ment again. 

19 Ditto 
Cap^ Nathaniel Bolston and m' John Bucanan, appointed 
viewers & Sealers of Wood if they will take their Oathes. and they 
tooke their Oaths Accordingly. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct'. 29**». 

Joshua Williams admitted a watchman at the South in the 
Roome of Tho. MuUins. 

Thomas Mullins appointed a watch man at the North watch 
house till furder ord'. 

[211.] Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the 
Selectmen for Direction of the Bakers & Clarks of the market is 
as follows viz*. 

The Penny white Lofe 4-7 

Penny Wheaten 6 - 10 

Penny Houshold 8 - 13 

Ordered that m' Latly Gee and m" Bennet be alowed by 

the Select men to Bake and Sell Houshold Bread of Wheat & 
Indian or Rye and Indian or Both. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 81*^. 

John Thing Late of Exeter in New Hampsheir was admitted an 
Inhabitant of the Town of Boston to Reside or Dwell here he 
having given Security to the Satisfaction of the Select men by m'. 
francis Borland and John Dorrel in the Sum of One hundred pounds 
to Indemnifie the Town. 

Upon the Petion of John Thing for Licence or permition to Sel 
Strong Drink as an Inholder at the Star in Hanover Street for the 
Remaiug part of the year for Reasons therin Set forth. 

Alowed & Recomended. 

[212.] At A Meeting of the Select men Nov' 6\ 1722. 

Ordered, that m' Joseph Belcher of Hog Island take Effectual 
care that the High way in Rumney marsh Leading down to the 
Landing place there, belonging to the Town of Boston be forthwith 
Repaired in the Same place as the aforesaid way did go, and 
not where it hath for Some few years past bin Repaired, tho' 
not by order of the Town or Towns men. 

In Pursuance of the Vote of the free holders and other Inhabi- 
tants of this Town Regulerly Assembled at a Publick Town meet- 
ing the Twelfth of March last past. 

Directing the Select men to Remoue the Obstructions off the 
way at the Lower end of Milk Street. 

Ordered, that Some Strong Posts be fixed firm down in the 
Ground on the north Side of Milk Street, below m'*. Dafforns Cor- 



106 City Document No. 77. 

der Ranging with the Street on that Side the High way, and Some 
more posts fixed below m' Holwels Shop on the Sonth Side of the 
Said High way at the Same distance from those on the north Side 
of the Street [213.] as the wedth of the Street is a little aboue, 
And that if any Timber Plank or other things are lying upon the 
Ground. there, They be forthwith Removed off. And the Ground 
Lowred and Clensed of any Chips or Trash that the wast water 
from Milk Street may haue a free passage over that Land to the 
Salt water. 

And that m' Richard Hubburt of Boston be desired & Impow- 
red to take Effectual Care that this order be Comply ed with, 
m' John Marion giving notice to Some of the free Negroes to 
attend m' Hubburt in doing the Work. 

A List of Sundry Persons Bought from Brumsick, Topsham 
and Towns adjacent at the Eastward parts by Thomas Sanders, 
and warned to depart the Town of Boston, as the Law directSi 
August the 12*^ 1722. viz'. 

Charles Stuart 

Hanna Stuart 

Hana Stuart 

Sam" Stuart 

Henry Stuart 

Moses Harper 

Mary Haiper 

Jenat Harper 

Robert Lithgoe 

Susan Lithgoe 

Will"* Lithgoe 

Jean Lithgoe 

Susan Lithgoe 

James Ross 
[214.] Jenet Ross 

Eliza*^ Ross 

Mary Ross 

Isb" Ross 

John Ross 

Mary Thorn 

Thomas Thorn 

Hugh Minsy • 

Sarah Minsy 

John Young 

Katherine Young 

Margaret Young 

Mary Young 

Easter Young 

Sarah Young 

Jamos Harper 

James Miller 

Margaret Wadbum 

Mary Wadbum 

George Wadburn 

David Evins 



Selectmen's Minxjtes, 1722. 107 

Will" Evins 
Thomas Rogers 
Eliza^ Rogers 
Isabella Rogers 
John Hamilton 
John Hamilton 
James Rodgers 
James Beverly 
Agnns Beverly 
James Beverly 
Sam" Beverly 
Joseph Beverly 
Mary Smith 
John Smith 
Aubia Smith 
Mathew Smith 
Robert Wallis 
Martha Wallis 
John Wallis 
Anbah Wallis 
Jonas Stanwood 
Sam" Stanwood 
David Stanwood 
m' Salter 
Mary Salter 
Thomas Salter 
Mary Salter 
m' Swwanan & Maid 
m'. Cary & wife 

[215.] Anno 1722. Sept'2«*. 

Sundry Persons warned to depart as the Law direct via*. 
Margaret Price from New York 

29^ 
Richard James from Portsmouth. 
Lewis Lattrail His wif & Two Children Sister 

Octo' 1 6^. 

Sundry french people warned to warned to depart the Town as 
the Law directs brought from New Hampsh'. by Jacob Parker viz*. 

Gload Gedery <& his wife 

PhUlip Gold his wife & famUy. 

Augustin Gedery his wife & family 

Paul Gedery & his wife. 

The foregoing List Returned to the Clark of the Peace, Octo' the 
29^ 1722. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 26"». 1722. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers & Clarks of the Market is as follows 
viz*. 



OS 


• 


dr. 


4 


. 


7 


6 


. 


10 


8 


• 


13 



108 City Document No. 77. 



The Penny White lofe 
Penny Wheaten 
Penny Houshold 
[216.] Voted, that John Procter according to His Petition 
be admitted to keep a School in Boston to teach to Writing, Cy- 
fering &c. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Dec'. 31*. 

Brice Blare Tayler from Martins vineyard, Desired to be admit- 
ted an Inhabitant of this Town with his wife & four Children, 
which is now granted by the Select men on Condition he procure 
Soficient Surtyes to Indemnifie the Town from Charge By Josiah 
franklin & James Davenport in the Sum of one hundred pounds 
which they Entred into accordingly. 

Liberty granted to Isaac Lopez merchant to Erect a Timber 
Building on Land obtained of m' John Stanford near the Wind 
mill as Set forth in His Petition Entred in the Booke for Reccnding 
Timber Buildings 

Ordered, the Assize of Bread now Stated is as follows viz*. 
Of Penny White Lofe 4. 7 

Of Penny Wheaten 6. 10 

Houshold 8. 13 

]217.] Ordered that the Grainerys be opened on frydayes to 
Sell to the Inhabitants of this Town at the following prizes viz*. 
Indian at 4. 6^ 

Rye at 5. 

and that m' Marion giue notice thereof. 

Baker Silk dyer Entred into the Towns House in Beacon 

Street Rent to begin May the first, Last past at Seven pounds P'. 
Annum. 

Coll John Alford & m' John Barnes Ingaged for One quarters 
Rent. 

At A Meeting of the Select men Jan', the 28*^. 

Ordered that Notice be given to the Overceer of the Poor that 
the Said Select men doe allow of their admitting Rebecca Holmes 
& Margaret Price, forrainers to be proper objects of Charity to be 
Releived by them at the charg of this Province. 

The Select men then agreed with mess" William and Stephen 
Pa3'n, that they pay to the Town Treasurer the Sum of Nine 
pounds for that part of the Town wharf which they haue and may 
Improiie untill tlie first day of March Next Coming. 

And then the Said Select men agreed with the Said William & 
Step^ Payn for the whole of the Said Wharf, [218.] and 
Dock for one year Commencing the first day of march aforesaid 
the}' to pay Rent for the Same the Sum of Twenty pounds to the 
Town Treasurer. Reserving the Libertys to the Naybours that are 
priviledged therein. 

The '^iaid Rent to be paid quarterly, and the Said W°*. & Stephen 
Payn Dt?ing Present did Signifie their agreement thereto. 

Liberty granted to PbUlip Cutler Potter to Erect a Timber 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1722-3. 109 

Building on his Land in Boston near Windmill Point as Set forth 
in His Petion Entred in the Book for Recording Timber Buildings. 
Ordered that the Assize of Bread, Now Stated by the Select 
men for Direction of the Bakers and Clarks of the market is as 
follows viz*. 

oz - dr. 

Of Penny White Lofe 4-7 

of Penny Wheaten 6. 10 

Of Penny Houshold 8. 13 

and the Clarks of the market to make allowance for Bisket wel 
Baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Biskett. 

Ordered, by the Select men that the Grainery be opened to Sell 
to the Inhabitants of this Town. 

Indian at 4/8 

and Rye al 6/8 

[219.] At A Meeting of the Select men feb'. 19*^. 1722. 

Liberty is granted to Jona^. Belcher Esq'. & m' John Colman to 

Erect Each of them a ware house upon the Long wharfe according 

to their Petion Entred in the Booke for Recording Timber Buildings. 

Pursuant to the Directions in the Law Relating to free negroes 

Melattos &c. 

The Select men doe order & Direct that the free male Negroes 
melattos &c. of and belonging to this Town, hereafter named and 
Each of them Respectively doe diligently attend & Perform their 
Labor in Clensing or Reparing the High wayes or other Serices 
for the Comon Benefit of the Town at Such Times & Places as the 
Selectmen or Such Person or Persons whom they Shal thereto 
appoint Shal order & Direct for the Space of So many dayes as is 
hereafter Set down against Each of their Names, as an Equivolent 
to Watching Training &c. Performed by others. Eight dayes 
Each viz^ 

Tom Cowel 8 behind 

past - 3 - Exeter f oxcrofb 6 

6 - John Sanco 2 

6 - Robin Sanco or 

Lablond 2 

[320,] Bratle 8 

5 Barnes 3 

4 Sambo Minzies 4 
• 4 James Waker 

Lansester 4 

Wappen Sawyer 8 

3 Ned Hubbard 5 

6 Boston Waite 2 
Phillip Hutchinson 8 

before — Robin Lablond* 8 

6 Peter Milross 2 

5 Sebausten Levens worth 3 
dead — John Bridg 8 
gon - Jo Williams Melatto 8 

1 This name cancelled in original record. 



110 City Document No. 77. 

A List of Strangers warned to depart the Town of Boston as the 
Law directs viz*. 

Ann Kearly from Situate 

Mathew Edsworth from Road Island 

John Pinsbery from Watertown. 

Will™ Hamnet from Marble head. 

Eliza"* Pratt from Mendon 

John Laydoa from New York. 

Rebeca Holmes from New York 

The aboue List Returned to the Clark of the Peace, feb'. 12* 
1722 

[331.] Anno 1722. Feb'20^ Liberty is Granted to m' John 
Frizel to Break up the Ground in fleet Street to lay a drain from His 
House into the Comon Shore, He making good the Ground and 
Pauement again So Sone as may be and to Keep it So. 

At A Meeting of the Select men, feb' 26 : 1 722. 

Ordered, that the Town Clark do I sue forth warrants for a 
Town meeting on monday the Eleventh day of march next at Nine 
of the Clock in the fore noon to Chuse Select men, Overseers of 
the Poor, Constables, and other Town oflScers as the Law directs, 
and the Granting Money to defray the Necessary charges of the 
Town, And to Consider about Improvment of the Towns Land 
near m"" Belknaps, About Improvment of the Towns House in 
Beacon Street. 

About providing & keeping Bulls for the Town About m' Nath" 
Williams Salary, About Improvment of the Marsh Near Fox 
Hill. 

And to Consider of Some Method for Better Regulating Negroes 
and Melattos in the Night. 

[333.] At A Meeting of the Selectmen Ma' 20^ 1722. 

Liberty is granted to Richard Buckley to digg open the High 
way in Henshmans Lane to clear his Drain from His Celler into 
the Corrion Shore there provided he forth with Uepair & make good 
that part of the way he Shal Digg us. 

Pursuant to A Notification from the Select men of Charlstown 
Dated march the 5*** Currant, and the Direction of the Law. 

The Said Select men haue Now Nominated and Chosen mesurs 
John Brentnal, Edward Watts, Thomas Pratt, & Sam". Watts, or 
any tw.o of them to Joyne with the Gentlemen appointed by the 
Select men of Charlstown in Running the Line & Renewing the 
Bound marks Between their Town and ours. They having agreed 
to meet in order to begin & Performe the Said work at m' Joses 
Bucknams, in that Town on the Last Monday of this present 
month of March at Nine of the Clock in the Moring. The Per- 
sons appointed for Charlstown are Cap*. John Vinton, m' Joseph 
Lemmon & m' Thomas Jenner. 

[333.] Anno 1723. At a Meeting of the Select men Ma' 25*^. 

The Select men haue now Nominated and Chosen m'. John 

Marion, m'. Ebenezer Clough, & Cap*. Nath'L Green from among 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1723. Ill 

themselves, and m' John floyd, m' Edward Watts, m' Sam" Watts, 
m"^ Jacob Hasey & m'. Thomas Pratt Junior, or any two of them 
with the Said Select men, or any of them. To Run the Lines & 
Renew the Bound markes Betwen Boston and the Towns of Lyn, 
Reading <& Maiden, In Conjunction with Such persons as Shal be 
appointed by the Select men of Each of the Said Towns Respec- 
tively, & the Said work to be attended & performed on the Second 
Tuesday in Aprill Next. 

And the Said Select men do propose and Direct that those Gen- 
tlemen who for and on the behalf e of Boston, Shal joyne in Run- 
ing the Line next to Maiden, are to meet at the House of ni'. 
Thomas Pratt in Riimny Marsh, at Eight of the Clock in the 
morning of the Said Day. 

And those who are to Run the Line next to Lyn, are to meet 
at the House of Cap' Elisha Bennett at Nine of the Clock in the 
Morning. 

[324.] And those of them who Shal Joyne in Running the 
Line next to Reading, are meet at the Three County Heap of 
Stones at two of the Clock in the after noon on the Same day. 

And in case the weather on the Said ninth of Aprill Should 
prove wett & apparently Unsutable for the performance of the 
Said work, that then and in that Case, the Said Select men do 
propose that the Said work, be attended & Performed on Tuesday 
next following. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Directions of the Bakers and Clerks of the markett is as fol- 
lows viz'. 

oa- - dr 

The Penny White Lofe 4 - 14 

Of Penny Wheaten 7-6 

of Penny Houshold 9 - 12 

And the Several Bakers within this Town are Ordered to mark 
ther Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows viz'. 

with the first Letters of their Respective Christean Names, and 
the first <& last [SS5.] Letters of their Sir names. 

And the Clerks of the markett are directed to make alowance 
for the Biskitt well Baked three quarters of an Ounce on Each 
Biskitt 

At A Meeting of the Select men Ap' 12*^. 
Michail Mecloud is admitted a watch man for the Town of 
Boston. 

At A Meeting of the Select men, Ap'. 15^. 1723. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk doth forth with Isue forth warrants 
to the Constables to warn the Inhabitants qualified to Chuse Rep- 
resentatives, on fryday the 19'^ of aprill Currant at nine of the 
Clock in the fore noon. 

And at the Same meeting the Inhabitants qualified to Vote in 
Town affairs to Chuse one Select man, and one Clerk of the market, 
to Serve in the Room of Such chosen at the Last meeting and Re- 
fused to Serve. 



112 City Document No. 77. 

[236.] Anno 1723. At a Meetingof the Select men, Ap'2;V^. 
Voted, that a New Watch House be Erected at or near the New 
North Meeting House. 

Voted, that another Watch House be Erected at the South end 
of the Town at the Head of Pond Street. 

A List of Strangers who by order of the Select men of Boston 
were by m' John Marion warned to depart out of this Town as 
^e Law directs and given to the Town Clerk, Ap'. 26*^. 

Daniel Hunter & His Wife 
James Savage His Wife & 
fine Children — Irish people 
from Smal Point. Ap'. 10"». 

Ap' 24*»». 
Joanna Ingerson a widow and two Children from Spruce Creek 
, The aboue List Returned to the Clerk of the Peace, Ap' 29"*. 1 723. 

[337.] Anno J 723. At a meetingof the Selectmen May first 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now stated by the Selectmen 

for Directions of the Bakers and Clerks of the markett is as 

follows, viz' 



OS 



dr 



Of Penny White Lofe 4 : 14 

Wheaten 7 : 15 

Houshold 9 : 12 

And the Clerks of the market to make alowance for Bisket well 
baked three quarters of an ounce for each bisket. 

Voted that John Tuckerman be the Cowkeeper for the Summer 
ensuing. 

At a meeting of the Hon^^ members of the Council, Justices of 
the Peace within the Town of Boston, with the Select men of the 
Said Town at the motion of the Select men, may the 2°**. 1723. 

Being Present 
Pen Townsend Esq'. Edward Bromfield Esq'. Thomas fitch Esq'. 
Adam Winthrop Esq'. Jonathan Belcher Esq', members of the 
Council. 

[338.] Elisha Cook Esq'. 

Josiah Willard Esq'. 

Thomas Palmer Esq'. 

Sam" Check ley Esq'. 

Edward Hutchinson Esq'. 

Tim« Clark Esq'. 

W". Welsted Esq'. 

Anth* Stoddard Esq' 

Habija Savage Esq'. 

John Ruck Esq'. 

Elisha Cook Esq'. ^ 

m' John Marion | 

Cap*Nath" Green }• Select men. 

Co". Stephen Minot 

m' Ezekiel Lewis 



Justices 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1723. 113 

Voted that there Should be flue watch houses in the Town of 
Boston. 

It was Proposed that the places for the watch houses Should be. 

One where it now Stands near the Old north meeting house. 

One near the New north meeting house. 

One at the Dock head where it now is. 

One near the Town House where it now is. 

One at the South at the head of Pond Street. 

[339.] It being put to vote whether these places Should be 
the places for the fine watch house. 

Voted in the afermatiue 

Voted that there Should be fine watchmen to Each of the fine 
houses. 

Voted that the Select men proceed to provide Twenty fine able 
bodyed men of Sober Conversation to Supply the tine watch 
houses. 

At a meeting of the Select men May 4***. 1723. 
The Stating of the Several Walkes of the watches are as 
folows viz'. 

from the mill bridge down Middle Street and North Street on 
the left hand to be the ward of the New North house 

The Rest of the North Island to the draw Bridge to be the 
ward of the old north Watch house. 

from the North Side of the Town house to the Town Dock, to 
the Draw Bridge Mill Bridge, Sudbery Street to the Bowling green, 
the Church and School Street, down to the Town House to be the 
ward of the Dock Watch. 

[330.] The long wharf to Cap*. Poxstons milk Street and to 
the old South meeting house to be the ward of the Town house 
watch. 

To Deacon Eliots Corner, to m' Hills Still house to the Bull 
wharf up Suriier Street to the Old South meeting house to be the 
Ward of the South Watch house. 

The Watch men are directed to walke Silently and Slowly, now 
and then to Stand Still and Listen in order to make discovery. 
And no Smoking to be on their walking the Rounds. 

No 1 - Old North Watch 
Thomas Mullings 
Thomas Emmans 
John Killborn 
William Wilson 
John Jordaine 
No 2. New North Watch 
Abiah Holbrook 
David Chapen 
John Daniel 
John Chubb 
Joshua Williams 
[331.] No. 3. Dock Watch 

John Simons 
Hewy Tompaon 



114 City Document No. 77. 

John Pitts 
John Russell 
John Rolston 
No 4. Town House watch 
Micha" Mecloud 
Edward Sanson 
Daniel Maekdaniel 
Nathaniel Rogers 
John Simpson 
No. 5. South Watch 

Ebenezer Leadbetter 
Isaac Gamberto 
George Barter 
Thomas Allison 
Ebenezer Winborn 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 10"*. 

upon the Petion of Antho Young for Liberty for a Still house, 
Granted him on the Condition the four Sides be build with Brick 
as Recorded in the Book for Timber buildinors. 

[232.] Anno 1 723. At A Meeting of the Select mem Mav 1 7"*. 

Ordered, that m' John Marion be Directed and Impowred to 
Receive fine Shillings and Six pence of Each person that keeps a 
Cow going at large within the neck of Boston, and to* giue forth 
Tickets, as by a Town vote the fourth of may Instant the money 
to be Employ'd for the uses theiein Exprest, and drawn out by 
order of the Select men. 

May 18 
Liberty is granted to m" Benjamin Clough to break open the 
ground to lay a*drain from his pump at his House into the Comon 
Shore in Salem Street, provided he forth with make good the way 
and keep it So. 

31 Ditto 
Liberty is granted to Anthony Young to break up the Ground 
to Lay a drain cross the High way in Lyn Street from his Still 
house down to the Salt water provided he forth with make good the 
way and keep it good. 

1233.] Anno 1723. At Ameetingof the Select men, June 24*\ 
ir. W". Lee was notified by the Select men that he Should not 
haue the Land and wharf at the End of Cross Street any 
longer- 

The Said Lee then agreed with and promissed the Select men that 
So Soon as he had Lanched the vessel which he had then agreed 
to Sett up which he Expected would be about four months he 
would quitt and quiatly deliver up, the Said Wharf & Land and 
in the Intrim keep the way Clear according to his former agree- 
ment. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1723. 115 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

oz « dr. 

Of Penny white Lofe 4 - 14 

Wheaten 7 - 5 

Houshold 9. 12 

And the Clerks of the market to make Alowance for Bisket well 
Baked Three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

I ^34«] Anno 1723. At ameeting of the Selectmen, July 8*^. 

The Select men agreed with Co" Stepen Minott in Behalfe of 
Co" Joshua Lamb for all that part of the Marsh upon the Neck of 
Boston Some times Hired by Dorman Marion for the Present year, 
the Said Co" Lamb to pay to the Town Treasurer the Sum of Three 
pounds for the Rent of it. 

Ordered That the Town vote of may the 4'^. about Cows be 
forth with printed and dispersed and that m'. John Marion giue 
Tickets according to the Vote, and that the Cowkeeper do Impound 
the Cows of Such persons as do not procure Tickets in One Month 
from the Date hereof. 

Voted. To the Several Grave Diggers within the Neck of the 
Town of Boston you and Each of you are hereby Strictly forbid 
bulging or Suffering to be Buryed any- Indian, Negro, or Molatto 
within your Seueral burying places on the Lords day or any part 
thereof unless in Extraordinary cases Liberty being first granted 
by the Select men. 

[236.] Ordered to be Entred on the Back of the List. 

The within List being Presented to the Select men on the 8*^ of 
July 

They Excepted to Richard Hall and Alice Oliver as unfitt to 
hold and Exercise the Imployment of a Tavernor and Retailer 
by Reason of their not keeping good Rule & order in their 
Houses. 

Sundry Persons Petitiong for Licence to Sell Strong Drink as 
Innholders were approved & Recomended by the Select men 



viz'. 



John Thing at the Star in Hanover Stree^ 
Nathaniel Harris in fish Street. 
Thomas Lee on Wentworths wharf. 
Sarah Smith in Batry march 
Peter frazier in Kings Street 
Joseph Bean near the ferr3\ 
W". Knock in King Street. 
Katherine Thatcher in Linn Street. 
Thomas Webber in Midle Street 
Sam". Mattock, Marryed Sarah Cross. 
Thomas Chubb in fish Street. 
To Sell as Retailers aproued & alowed 
Elizabeth Lord, wher She now Dwels, 
ThankfuU Baker, wher She Dwela, 
Daniel Johonett what he Distills 



116 City Document No. 77. 

[336.] Lately Gree at his House 

John Wolland at his House 

Gibert Warner for what he Distills. 

John Webb for what he Distills 

Sarah Earle in Ship Street. 

Thomas Hitchborn in Ann Street. 

Josiah Clark, Salutatian Ally 

Nathan" Pearse, fish Street. 

Elizabeth Stratton 

John Dupee in Cornhill 

John Sale in King Street. 

Mary Butler in Midle Street 

W"». Noble in Prince Street. 

Deliverance Hughes 

Eliza*^ Tozer Milk Street 

Mary Jemmison Puding Lane 

Thomas Porter in fleet Street 

Robert Orainge in Bennet Street. 

John Minzies in fleet Street 

Margaret Peck in King Street. 

Simon Kamme in Cornhill 

Richard Henchman at his House 

Mary Cole in Pond Street. 

John Arburthnot of his Distilling 

As Inholders Dissalowed viz'. 

Ann Barns in Ann Street. 

Sarah Briant 

Stephen Pearkes 

[239.] Petitioners for Retailers Disalowed. 

John Johnson. 

John Stanbridge 

John White 

Stephen Avery 

July 12 
Liberty Granted to Benjamin Bagnel to digg up the Ground to 
lay a drain from his House to the Comon Shore in Union Street, 
Provided he forthwith lie forthwith make good the ground & 
Pauement & Keep it good. 

17 July 

In answar to the Petion of Edward Bromfield Esq', to Remoue 
his Stable near his Dwelling House to the Back part of his Land 
near the Comon fronting to Rawsons Lane. 

Approved by the Select men and Entred in the Booke for Re- 
cording Timber Buildings. 

26 July 
Petitions for for Taverners that were approved & Allowed viz*. 
Ann Copping in fish Street. 
Stephen Pearks, at his House 
Thomas Brown at Darbys wharf. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1723. 117 

[238.] Petitions for Licences for Retailers without Doors, 
allowed viz*. 
Ann Jones in King Street. 
Abigail Lowder in Oraing Street. 
Hannah Minott at Epps bouse 
Hebekah Potter, Oraing Street 
Abraham Billings, Molborough street. 
John Goldthwait in Charter Street. 
Ann Clark at Bull wharf 
John White in Orainge Street. 
James Packnett in Shrinptons Lane 
Thomas flemming, Harisons yard 
Joshua Thomas 
Robert Brown of his Distilling. 
Petitions for Inholders Disalowed 
Ann Clark at Bull wharf. 
Rowland Dike 
William Borman 

Petitions for Retailers, Disalowed. 
William Wells, in Midle Street. 
Richard Hoe at fort Hill 

At A meeting of the Select men, July 29*^. 
On the Petition of John Johnson for Licence for a Retailer at 
his House in Newbery Street alowed &c. 

[339,] A List of Stranges warned to depart the Town of 
Boston as the Law directs. Returned by m' John Marion July 25. 

Mary Stead 

Josiah Belcher 

Joanah Ingerson 

Timothy Swann 

Sarah Chamberlin 

William Thorn 

John Bradley 

Elizabeth Davis 

Susan a ford 

Sarah Belcher 
Returned to the Clerk of the Peace July 29"». 

29 July. 
In answar to the Petition of m'. Jonathan Williams to Erect a 
Timber Building for a Dwelling house on his Land Late the Estate 
of m' francis Wainwright at the Bottom of the Garden next the 
Coinon as Set forth in his Petition <& Entred in the Booke for 
Recording Timber buildings. 
Approved by the Select men. 

[240.] At A Meeting of the Members of the Councel, Jus- 
tices <& Select men. Present 

Sam". Sewall 
Penn Townsend 

Edward Bromfield >Esq". members of CounceL 
ading" Davenport 
Thomas Hutchinson, 



••Select men 



118 City Document No. 77. 

John Clark 

Elisha Cook 

Josiah Willard 

Sam". Checkley 

Edw^ Hutchinson . ^ „ T-.^i.,.^- 

Timothy Clark f^^^ ' «^»sticeB 

Daniel Oliver 

William Welsted 

Anthony Stoddard 

Habijah Savage 

Elisha Cook Esq'. ' 

m'. Isaiah Tay 

M^ John Marion 

Capt. Nath". Green 

m'. Ezek". Lewis. 
Ordered that from and after the date hereof untill & upon the 
Thirteenth day of Octo'. Next there be keept every Lords day, 
A ward on the Neck at the Line of Defence, of four meet & 
Sober Persons who are to attend the Rules as Entred, [241.] 
August the 4***. 1712. And that the Said ward, during their at- 
tendance there, are to keep the Gates Shutt & not to be opened 
but upon Lawfull & necessaiy occasions. 

Voted that the Members of the Council, Justices of the Peace & 
Select men, In order to prevent & Suppress Disorders, doe for the 
Space of Eight weeks following walk through tbe Streets &c. of 
this Town, by night, according to an assortment agreed upon and 
now lying on file. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk doe Ishue forth warrants to the 
Constables for Warding on Lords dayes. 

And notifications for Each weeks walking by night. 
Since the Date of the above written Richard Hall of Boston 
Tavernor having made application to the Select men that he may 
be further Indulged with a Licence for a tryal of his Behaviour, 
and promising to Observe the good & wholesom Laws of the 
Province, and take Espesial care to prevent all Disorders &c. In 
Consideration where ot the Select men are willing that he Jbe In- 
dulged accordingly. 

[242.] Anno 1723. At A Meetingof the Selectmen Aug. 13"». 

Whereas this being the year wherein by Law we are Enjo3'ned 
in concert with the Select men of Roxbury to Runn the Lyne & 
Renew the Bound marks between our Town & theirs. 

It is therefore agreed by the Select men of Boston that the Said 
work be attended on tuesday the tenth day of Sep'. Next at three 
of the Clock after noon by the Select men of Boston viz'. 

Elisha Cook Esq^, m^ Isaiah Tay, m'. John marion, m'. Eben'. 
Clough, Cap*. Nath". Green, Co^. Step^Minott, &m'. Ezek". Lewis, 
and that thej^ or any two of them are Impowred to Joyne with 
Such Persons whom the Select men of Roxbury shall Impower 
to Attend & perform the Said Service, And all Persons concerned, 
therein are desired to meet at the Hour afore said, at the House 
of m^ Sam". Meers Nigh unto Roxbury Lyne, and the Select men 



Selecttmen's Minutes, 1723. 119 

of Roxbury are accordingly desired to Send men for their Town 
to Joyne in the Said worke and the Town Clerk to Send them 
Notis thereof. 

[243.] And in case the Tenth of Sept', aforesaid Should 
prove to be wett weather and apparently unsutable to attend that 
Service, That then the Persons consern'd doe attend the Same Ou 
the next fair day which Shal next follow. 

At A meeting of the Select men Aug 28*^. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz'. 

oz dr 

Of Penny white Lofe 4 - 14 

Of Penny wheaten 7-5 

Houshold 9 - 12 

And the Clerks of the Market to make alowance for Biskit well 
baked three quarters of an ounce for each Biskit. 

Sept', the 6"*. 
Liberty is granted by the Select men to mess" Jeramiah Belknap 
John & Zecha. Hubbard to take up the Pavement and open the 
Ground in Cornhill from their Cellers to the Coinon Shore befor 
the house of the Late m". Mccarty Deceaced. Provided they forth 
with make good the Street and pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and keep it in Repair, and in the meantime ob- 
struct not the way. 

[244.] Anno 1723. At A meeting of the Select men Sep'. 30"». 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for Direction of the Bakers <& Clerks of the market is 
viz'. 

Of Penny white Lofe 
of Penny Wheaten 
of Penny Houshold 
And the Clerks of the Market to make alowance for Bisket well 
baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each Biskett. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Octo'. 11*^. 1723. 

To Cap'. Timothy Clark Esq'. 

You are hereby Desired & Impowred to Remoue the Ponder 
belonging to the Town of Boston from the Sconce, it being Insofi- 
cient to preserue (it from the Damage of the Weather) and to 
Cary it to the Pouder house, and bring a Receipt f rom m' Pound- 
ing of the Quantity Lodged there, and the Select men will order 
the pay for the Removing it. 

Liberty granted to m' Jonas Clark to Build a Toomb in the South 
Burying place on the South Line N®. 22. 

Liberty also Granted to m'. Jonathati Jackson to build a Toomb 
on the Same Line in the Same burying Pla<;e N**. 23. upon term* 
of the former Grants. 



oz • 


dr. 


4 . 


10 


6 - 


15 


8. 


13 



i20 . City Document No. 77. 

[245.] Anno 1723. Octo' 18 

Liberty is granted by the Select men to m". Margaret Pastry 
to open the Ground to Clear her Drain from her Celler in Charter 
Street, Provided She forthwith make good the way and keep it in 
Repair to the Satisfaction of the Select men. 

23 
Liberty is Granted to m' Thomas Bell to Break up the Ground 
to Clear his Drain from his House in Union Street to the Comon 
Shore there he forthwith making good the way <& pauement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and keeping it So. 

28 Ditto 
A List of Strangers warned to depart the Town of Boston as the 
Law Directs viz*. 

July 30. Andrew Clark of Capan a begger, 3 days 
Tho. Hogg his wife & Two Children from arowshick, 5 weekea 
Aug. 9 — John Baker of Watertown, 3 weeks. 

31 — Thomas Williams a Lame man from Virginiah. in 
town one week 

James Bradford from New York, 10 days 

Sept'. 11 W". Roswell & wife from Jersy, 12 days. 

18 — John Green his wife & three Children, from Brad- 
ford in Town, 3 weekes. 

26 — James Branch from New York, 8 week. 
7^ Oct — 1. Joseph Jones from Barnstable 10 weeks. 

The foregoing List Returned to the Clerk of the Peace, Octo'. 
the 28"^ 1723 

[246.] Thomas Trow Cordwainer from Beverly appeared & 
Desired to be admitted an Inhabitant of this Town. 

Ordered that upon m' Ephraim fenno & Nath". Heten giving 
Bond in the Sum of one hundred pounds to Indemnifie the Town, 
the said W"*. Trow is admitted accordingly 

Obediah Wakefield & Read appointed Viewars & Sealers 

of wood for the Town of Boston, and Job Ingraham is Dismist 
from that Service. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for Direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the markett is as 
follows Viz'. 

oz . dr 

Of peny White Lofe 4-7 

of peny Wheaten 6-10 

of peny Houshold 8-13 

And the Clerks of the Market are directed to make alowance for 
Biskett well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for each Biskett. 

At A meeting of the Select men Nov'. 25'^ 

There is Granted to m'. William Downes the Twenty fourth 
Toomb from the West end of the South Burying place [247.] on 
the South line of the Said Burying place, He having at his own 
Charge Erected the Same, and paid to the Town his part of the 
Coinon Shore for Draining the Said Toombs. 



oz 

4. 


dr- 

3 


6. 


5 


8. 


7 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1723. 121 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers and the Clerkes of the market is as 
follows Viz*. 

Of Peny white lofe --- 

of Peny Wheaten 

Of Peny Houshold 
And the Clerks of the Market are directed to make alowance 
for Bisket well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each 
Biskett. 

Ordered, by the Select men that Cap David mason, m' Eneus 
Salter, <& m'John Goldthwait be Desired & Impowered to Inspect 
Defective Chimnys in Boston, and to Act there in according to a 
Town Order or By Law on that Behalfe made and provided. 

[248.] Anno 1723. AtaMeetingof the Selectmen Dec'. 16\ 

Whereas the freeholders & Inhabitants of this Town are by war- 
rant from the Clerk of the Generall Sessions of the Peace and In- 
ferior Court of Comon Pleas for the County of Suffolk, to assemble 
in a Short time tochuse Jury men for the Said Courts, and whereas 
Sam^* Hood Jun' of Boston Shipwright has of late made a forcable 
Entry on Land belonging to this Town, and presumed to Erect a 
Ship or Vessell on part of the Said Land where the Scons at the 
South end of the Town is and as much as Several Inhabitants of 
this Town haue made a motion to the Select men this day. Setting 
forth that his Excelency Gover** Shute in a memorial to His maj- 
esty has misrepresented the Inhabitants of Said Town to their 
great prejudice. 

Therefore prayiug that in the next warrant for assembling the 
free holders and Inhabitants, That matter might be layed before 
the Town for their Consideration, to do what Shal be thought fit 
and Reasonable. 

[249.] Voted, that the Town Clerk forthwith Send forth 
warrants for a Town Meeting to be upon Monday the 23*^. day of 
Decern'. Currant at nine of the Clock in the forenoon and those 
matters to be Inserted in the Said Warrant. 



At a meeting of the Select men Dec'. 30"*. 

Ordered thai the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers <& Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz'. 

oz • dr. 

Of Peny white Lofe 4. 

Of Peny Wheaten 6 - 1 

Houshold 8-1 

And the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for 
Bisket well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

Ordered that the Grainerys he opened on Each fryday to Sell to 
the Inhabitants of this Town at the following Prizes viz^ 

Indian at 3-6* Per Bush" 

Rye at 4-6* and that 

m'. John Marion Give notice thereofl 



122 Cirr Document No. 77. 

[250,] Anno 1723. Jann'. 21^. 

A List of Strangers warned to Depart the Town of Boston as 
the Law directs 

Oct^ 21 — James Harding from Road Island. 
23 — James Blare from Nutfield 

Nov 26 — Manuel Degress. 

Dee'. 11 Thomas Gillins from Killingsworth 
13. Mary Smith from Road Island. 

Jan' 1. Thomas Lamb from Springfield. 

The aboue List Returned to the Clerk of the Peace. Janu'. 27"* 
1723. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Sefect men for 
Direction of the Bakers and Clarks of the market, is as follows viz'. 

oz • dr. 

Of peny white lofe 4-0 

Wheaten 6 - 1 

Houshold 8 - 1 

At A meeting of the Justices & Select men in the Councel 
Chamber, Janu'. the 31**^. 1723. 
Present 

[351.] Thomas Palmer 

Sam^^ Checkley 
Edward Hutchinson 
Timothy Clarke 

Daniel Oliver ^Esq" Justices 

William Welsteed 
Anth? Stoddard 
John Ruck 
John Camball 
mes"". Isaiah Tay ^ 
John Marion | 
Natha'^ Green ^Select men 
Stephen Minott I 
Ezekiel Lewis J 
The Justices & Select men then agreed to Vissit the familys in 
the Several parts of the Town on fry day 14"*. day of febru'. Next 
in order to Prevent and Suppress Disorders, to Inspect Disorderly 
Persons new Comers, the Circomstances of the Poor and Education 
of their Children &c. and to meet at the Town house at fine of the 
Clock in the Evening of the Same day. But if Said Day be ap- 
parently unsutable then to be attended the Tuesday next follow- 
ing — viz*. 

[252.] The assortment by agreement viz'. 
N*». 1 Tho". Hutchinson ) 

Edw*. Hutchinson [• Esq". 
John Ruck — ) 
Thomas Townsend — Cons*. 



No. 2 - John Clark ) -p--_rt 

Sam". Checkley — j ^'®^ * 



N*. 8- 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1723-4. 123 

m'. Tim*». Prout. 0. Poor 

Benja Edwards. Const. 

Habijah Savage ) ^ „ 

Thomas Steel _ J ^^^ • 

m'. Isaiah Tay — S. man 

James Gary — Cons*. 
N*. 4. Ad°. Davenport ^ 

Jona". Belcher >• Esq" 

Will". Welsteed ) 

co". Stephen Minot — S. Man 

Cap* Henry Bering O. P 

Henry Whitten Cons*. 
N\ 5 - Co". Thomas Fitch ) p. ^„ 

Antho. Stoddard J ^^^ * 

m'. Ezekiel Lewis S. man 

m'. John Legg. O. Poor 

Andrew Eliot Cons*. 
[363.] N*» 6 Penn Townsend ') 

Jo8iah Willard [• Esq" 

John Cambal — ) 

m'^. James Gooch. O. Poor 

andrew Cunningham — Cons' 
No 7. Adam Wiuthrop \ 

Thomas Palmer > Esq". 

Daniel Oliver — ) 

Cap*. Nath^. Green S.Man 

Sam^ Hill — Cons*. 
S\ 8. Sam". Sewall ) 

Edward Bromfield [ Esq" 

Timothy Clarke ) 

m'. John Marion S. man 

Edward Durant Cons*. 

At A meeting of the Select men, feb'. 11*^. 

Granted to Cap*. Daniel Pecker, Liberty to try Tallow & make 
candles in a Shead behind his House in Midle Street according to 
his Petition, Recorded in Book for Timber Buildings. 

[264«] Granted to Cap*. John Welland Liberty of a place for 
a Distill House at the Bottom of Harrises Pasture near to Sudbury 
Street according to his Petition as Entred in the Book for Timber 
Buildings. 

At A meeting of the Select men feb'. 12**». 1723. 

The Select men Sold to Co". Stephen Minot according to a vote 
of the Town giving them power as by a Deed Executed for Three 
pounds Ten Shillings paid the Treasurer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 20*^. 

The Hon*»^*. Sam". Sewall Esq'. Informed the Selectmen that 
whereas one of the Towns Engines had for some time stood upon 
Some part of His Land in Sumer Street and nothin Entred of hin 
giving Liberty for it. 



124 City Document No. 77. 

The Select men then desired in behalfe of the Town that he 
would Grant Liberty for Said Engine being Still Kept there. 
Which He granted it might During his Pleasure. 

[366.] Anno 1723. At AmeetingoftheSelectmen feb^ 26**^. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Isue forth wan-ants for a Town 
meetiug on the Ninth of March next at nine of the clock in the 
fore noon. 

To Chuse Select men, Town Clerk overseers of the Poor, Con- 
stables and other Town Officers as the Law directs, and the Grant- 
ing of money to defrjiy the Necessary charges of the Town and to. 
Consider m^ Peleg Wiswalls Salary. 

At a Meeting of the Select men mar^ 18 

William Goodwin Spectacle maker from London was admitted 
an Inliabitant of this Town having given Security to the Satisfac- 
tion of the Select men in the Sum of one hundred pounds to In- 
dcmnifie the Town. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select mou 
for direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

oz . dr. 

Of Peny white lofe 4- 7 

Wheaten - G - 10 

Houshold 8-18 

[256.] Anno 1724. At a meeting of the Select men march 30***. 

The Select men then Let to William and Stephen Pain the Town 
Wharf and Dock which they occupied the year last past, nnd th«y 
Complaining the Said year was a bad year for them, Titerfore 
they haue now Let it to them, untill the first day of march next 
they to pay to the Treasurer the Sum of fourteen pounds. 

Elias Townsend is appointed to be the master of the North 
Engine. 

Li!)ertv is Granted to m'. Sam". Rand to build a Toomb in the 
South Burying place on the South Line N® 25, upon the Same Con- 
ditions others had. 

Liberty is also Granted to m'. Silence Allen <& Eliazer Darby to 
build Two Toombs betwen them on the Same Conditions No. 
27 & 28 

Liberty is also Granted to David Demming Henry Howel <& 
Hannah Demming to build One Toomb between them on the Same 
Conditions N» 29. 

[357.] Anno 1724. Ap'. 4^ 

Liberty Granted to Richard Richardson to open the Ground to 
lay a Drain from His House in Back street to the Coinoii Shore he 
forth with making good the Ground and keeping it So to the Sat- 
isfaction of the Select men. 

At a meetiug of the Select men, ap'. 27"*. 1724. 
W™. Thorn admitted to be a watchman in the Roome of John 
Daniel who was Relec**. 



Selegt^ien's Minutes, 1724. 125 

Oixlered that m'. John Marion be Directed & Impowred to Pros* 
ecnte Cap'. John Ballantine upon a breach of a Town or By Law 
for neglecting to Repair the Street & Pavement dug up by him in 
Sundry Places in Hanover Street 

Joshua Townsend & Benj*. Snelling admitted Enginemen for 
the North Engine they having Produced their Liberty from their 
Respective Captains. 

Liberty O^^anted to Sam". Bumell to Build a Toomb in the North 
Burying place next Hull Street, & next to the widow Mary Hough 
Toomb. He carying up the Brick work for a Spficient fence. 

[268.] Liberty is Granted to m'. Thomas Wallis to build a 
Toomb in the South Burying Place on the South Line N**. (29), 
upon the Same Condition others had 

Liberty is also Granted to m'. William Palf ry to Erect a Toomb 
in the Same Burying Place on the Same Line No (30) on the Same 
Terms. He Quitt his Grant to Cap' Bonner. 

Liberty is Granted to Widow Grant to open the Ground to Lay 
a Drain from her House in Prince Street into the Comon Shore, 
She forthwith making good the Ground & Pavement to the Satis- 
faction of the Select men and keeping it in Repure. 

Liberty is Granted to Ann Coppin upon Her Petition to Remoue 
with her Lisence of an Inholder from the House where She now 
dwells in fish Street to the House formerly m'. Adamses. 

Ordered, the assize of Bread be 

Of Peny white Lofe 4 - 14 

of Peny Wheaten 7-5 

OfHoushold 9-12 

[259,] Anno 1724. At ameetingof theSelectmenap'. theSO"*. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk do Isue forth warrants to the Con# 
stables to notifie the Inhabitants Qualified to Chuse Representa- 
tives to meet at the Town House on Monday the Eleventh of may 
next at nme of the Clock in the fore noon. To Chuse Representa- 
tives as also one assessor and Two Clerks of the market, also to 
Consider about Letting the Land on tlie North Side of m'. Belk- 
naps House, Also to Consider about Quitt Rents. 

Voted, that when m'. Hoods Ship now on the Stocks is 
Lanched, the Select men will Lay out the High way at the Bot- 
tom of Milk Street to Low water marke. 

Whereas the Grand Jurors for the County of Suffolk haue Pre- 
sented the Town of Boston to the General Sessions of the Peace 
holden for the County of Suffolk at their Sessions the first Instant 
for a Nusance, in not SuflSciently Repairing & maintaining the 
High way in Ship Street, at the Lower ed of Battry alley. 

[260.] The Selectmen having bin upon the Spott, vewed 
the Same & by Enquiring of the antient Inhabitants, find that the 
Watercourse used to Run through the Land now in the occupation 
of m'. William Parkmans and that by Incumbering and Stoping 
the Same by the Said Parkman, the present nusance is occasuned, 
and finding that m' William Shute has four foot of Land adjoyn- 
ing to the norward of m". Thomasin Skinners House and Land, 
which is but haife the bredth of Battery alley, The Said Select 



126 Cut Document No. 77. 

men do therefore now order, that four foot of Land to the nor- 
ward of the Said Shutes four feet now in the Improvment of the 
Said Parkman, Be keept clear for carr3'ing off the wast water out 
of Ship Street & Battery alley to the Sea to Low water mark, In 
order to Prevent the Said nusance for the future, and that the 
Said four feet be paved at the charg of the Town. 

Voted. By the Select men ap'. 30*^. 

[261.] The Petition of m'. George Bethune for Erecting a 
Timber Building fronting on Newbery Street and Sumner Street 
was Read & Disalowed. 

The Petition of m'. Benjamin Neal Junior, for Liberty to Erect 
a Timber Building in Sumer Street was also Read & Disalowed. 



At a meeting of the Select men may 25*^. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows, 
viz*. 

OS - dr 

Of Peny white Lofe 4-14 

Wheaten 7-5 

Houshold 9-12- 

And the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for 
Bisket well Baked three quarters of an ounce for each Biskett. 

Liberty is Granted to m"^. Sam^^ Bass to Digg up the Pavement 
in water Street for Bepareing his Drain there He making good the 
Ground & Pavement and Keeping it in Repare to the Satisfaction 
of the Select men. 

[263 •] Liverty Granted to m" Dorathy famum to Digg up 
J;he Pavement in Hanover Street for Repairing her Drain to the 
Comon Shore there. She making good the pavement in a Short 
time and keeping it in good Bepare to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, 29*^. June. 

Liberty Granted to m'. John Cookson to build a Toomb in the 
north Burying Place, on the Easterly line next to m'. John Roberts 
Toomb on the Same Conditions with the former. 

In answar to the Petition of John Eliot marriner to Erect a 
Timber Building in adition to the House of the Rev^. Increase 
Mather Decet. as Set forth in his Petition & Entred in the Book 
for Recording Timber buildings, approved by the Select men. 

[263«] A List of Strangers warned to Depart, the Town of 
Boston as the Law directs. 

Abigail Edswoworth from New York. 

Mary Brown from Road Island. 

David Little with his wife & 5 Children from Scituate, 

Mary Thomas & one Child from St. Georges. 

Alice foot from Charles Town widow 

Alice foot Single woman from Charlestown. 

Joana Mousill & Two Children from Ditto. 

John forester from North Carolina. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1724. 187 

Isaac Swift from Medford. 

John Hathway and Josiah Hathway from Swansey. 

Ester franklin from Dorchester. 

Thomas Bill from New York. 

Mary Eads from Charlstown 

The aboue List Returned to the Clerk of the Peace Aprill 27***. 
1724 

[264.] Anno 1724. At a Meeting of the Select men July 
13*. Sundry Persons Petitioned for Licence to Sell Strong Drink 
out of Doors as Retailers were approved & Recomended 

Joseph Billings 

Mary Jemmison in Pudden Lane 

Margaret Peck in King Street 

Robert Orainge at His House 

Eliza^ Yeales in Mackrel Lane 

Joseph Parmiter 

John Brown in Maulborou Street 

Ruth Walker in Queen Street 

To Sel as an Inholder alowed and Recomended viz*. 

Joseph Banes at his House by the f eiTy 

Sundry Retailers of Bear, Cyder etc. out of Doors alowed viz*. 

Ebenezer Leadbetter at his House 

Nattf^ Pearse at his House 

Sundry Persons for Retailers of Strong Drink out of Doors Dis- 
alowd viz*. 

James Packnett 

[265.] Tamazen Capron 

Richard Williams 

John Minzies 

Bridget Hayes 

Stephen Avery 

Mary Langdon 

Thomas Chubb 

Sarah Miller 

Ann Jones 

W". Livermoare 

Sundry Persons for Innholder Dlsalowd 

Stephen Pearks 

James Jenkins 

Thomas Messinger 

Robert Burgyoues 

John Hobb 

Sundry Distillers to Retail Spirits of their own Distilling Diss* 
alowed viz*. 

John Bankes 

Thomas flemming 

Philip Duwell 

Jarvis Bethell 

[366.] Anno 1724. At A Meeting of the Select men July 
15^. Thomas flemming alowed a Retailer of Spirits of his own 
Distilling. 



1*28 CiTT Document No. 77. 

17 Ditto 
Lib( rt}' Granted to m'. Andrew f aneuil to Erect a Toomb in the 
South Burning Place near to the Toomb of Simion Stoddard 
Esq'. 

20 Ditto 

W". Livermore Alowed to Sell Strong Drink as a Retailer out 
of Doores at bis House in fish street. 

Mary Langdon alowed as an Ale House keeper in Her House in 
Orainge Street. 

Tamozen Capron To Sel Bear, Ale, Cyder &c. Out of Doors 
in her House where She Dwells Near Swing Bridge. 

[267.] Anno 1724. At A meeting of the Selectmen, July 30. 
Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men for 
Directions o* the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz*. 



Of Peny white Lofe 


4. 10 


f. oz* dnn. 


VVheaten 


6. 15 


2. 9. 11 


Houshold 


9. 4 





27 Ditto 
A List of Strangers warned to Depart the Town of Boston as the 
Law Directs viz*. 

x Rice Jones 1 o. „i^ «r^r*.^« 

Christop' Haskin } ^^^^le women 

Robert Tomson wife & 3 Children from Brantry. Durrin Water 
Wife from New York. 

W°». Bull wife & 7 Children from Charlstown. 

The aboue List was Returned to the Clerk of the Peace July the 
27*^ 1724 

Ordered, that John flagg Acquaint the Master of Each Water 
Engine [268 •] that the Select men order that the Said Engines be 
by them Tryed Once Every month, and that upon the Last Monday 
of Each Month, they make Report to the Select men in what State 
they are then in. 

At a meeting of the Select men July 13***. Granted to Nicholas 
Belknap Liberty of Improving Part of his Land in Harrises Pasture 
near Cambridg Street for Curing Leather as by his Petition En- 
tred in the Book for Recording Timber Buildings. 

The Several Persons named in the List transmitted to the Select 
men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Suffolk 
to Sell Strong Drink according to their Licences in the year 1723. 
The Said Select men haue Considered therof and haue made no 
Objection to the Renewal of the Said Licences. Saving Richard 
Hall, [269.] Joseph Dodge, and Ralph Wheeler, Innholders, 
whom they Except against as unfitt to hold Such Employment by 
Reason of their not keeping good Rule & order in their Houses, 
and not being Sutably accomodated as the Law directs for that 
Employment. 

They also Except to Phillip Bongarden, Rowland Dike, & 
Thomas Phillips, Retailers out of Doors as unfitt to hold Such Em- 



Selegtmek's MmuTES, 1724. 129 

plo3'ineut, by Reason of their not keeping good Rule and order by 
Selling Drink within Doors Contrary to Law. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. the Sixth, 1724. Per- 
siiant to a vote of the Town, march the 11*** 1722. Directing the 
Select men to take Effectual Care that Milk Street be laid open 
down to the Sea, The Said Select men went on the Spott and by 
workmen caused [270«] The Timber Plank &c. where with the 
lower end of said Street was anoyed and Incumbred by Holoways 
building vessells and laying Timber &c. there, to be Removed, & 
Staked out the Said High way fifteen foot wide, to be continued to 
Low water mark (by Setting a Row of Postes on Each Side 
thereof) agreeable to an Antient order of the Select men July the 
first 1673, And ordered the Rubbage there to be Digged down and 
Removed, So as to Convey the water from milk Street into the 
Sea upon a Line from Deacon Marshals formerly Rawlings Corner 
Northeasterly down to the Sea. 

Liberty Granted to m'. Oliver Luckish to take up the Pauement 
and open the Ground to to Carry a Drain from his Celler in north 
Street to the Cofnon Shore there, He forthwith [271«] making 
good the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men and keeping it in Good Repir. 

Liberty Granted to John Cary & Comp. to take up the Pave- 
ment in Midle Street near Wakefields Ally to Repair their Well, 
they forthwith making it good again. 

At a meeting of Councelers, Justices, and Select men at the 
Town House in Boston august the 11"* 1724. Being Present, 
the Hono**^ Samuel Seawall, Penn Townsend, Edward Bromfield & 
Dan^. Oliver Esq', members of the Councill. 

Sam". Checkley, Timothy Clark, William Welsteed, Habija 
Savage, John Ruck & Thomas Steel Esq"., Justices of the Peace, 
mess" Isaiah Tay, Jobn Marion, Natha" Green, Stephen Minot, 
Ezek*^. Lewis & Henry Deering Select men. 

[272.] Ordered that from and after the Date hereof and 
untill the Eleventh day of October next ensuing. 

The Constables of & within the Town of Boston & Every of 
them by Turns do warn & appoint four meet and Sober Persons 
Inhabitants of the Said Town, On Lords Dayes to ward on the 
neck at the Line of Defence between Boston & Roxbury. Two of 
the Said Persons are to give their Attendance there from Seven of 
the Clock in the morning untill halfe an hour past twelve at noon, 
and then to be Relieved by the other Two who are there to Con- 
tinue upon Duty untill the Dusk of the evening. 

And that the Said Ward during their attendance there are to 
keep the Gate Shutt & not to be opened but upon Lawful! & Nec- 
essary occasions and Such Constables are to give in Charge to 
Such Ward to take due [273.] Care to prevent and Suppress 
all Disorders, And to Examine all Passengers and to Restrain 
them from Disporting Idle waking, or unnecessary Travel on the 
Lords Day. And if any Person be Refractory, Rude or Refuse to 
giue a Satisfactory Account of the occasion of their Traveling, or 



130 City Document No. 77, 

other wise miss behaue them Selves, To take them up and Carry 
them before the next Justice of the Peace, Or Other wise to Return 
their Names to Such Justice that they may be Convented & Pro- 
ceeded against according to Law as Prophainers of the Lords Day. 

Voted, that the Members of Council, Justices, Selectmen i&c. 
In order to prevent and Suppress disorders, Doe for the Space of 
of Eight weekes following walk through the Streets &c. of 
this Town by Night According to an assortment agreed upon and 
now Lying on file. 

[374.] Voted, that the Watchmen at the Line of Defence do 
(Shutt the Gates at Ten of the Clock at Night for Preventing Dis- 
orderly Going out and Coming in to the Town. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk do Ishue forth Warrants to the 
Constables for Warding on the Lords Days. 

And Notifications for Each Weeks Walking by Night. 

Liberty Granted to John Dolbear of Boston Brazier of Improv- 
ing part of His Land at the foot of fort Hill for Dressing of 
Leather According to his Petition Recorded in the Booke for 
Timber Buildings. 

Angus. 25**^. Liberty is granted to m'. Joseph Allen to take up 
the Pavement and digg up the Ground to Lay a drain from the 
House where he in Hanover Street into the Comoii Shore, He 
forth with Reparing it to the Satisfaction of the Select men & 
keeping it in Repare. 

[275.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. SV\ 1724. 

In answar to the Petition of m' George Bethune to build the 
East End of His House with wood Granted as Entred in the Book 
of Records for timber buildings. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction of the Bakers and the Clerks of tUe market is i\s 
follows viz*. 

oi. dr. 

Of Peny white Lofe 4. 10. l <». dr 

Wheaten 6. 15. 2. 9. 11 

Houshold 9. 4 

Joseph Kendal admitted a watch man in the Stead of W™. Daniel 
who is dismist. 

Ordered that for Town Meetings there be Rong Bells but at 
three meeting Houses, Namly at the old North at the Brick and 
at the New South and that m' James Williams haue Notis of it. 

2. Sept'. 
The Weight of Bread Set by the Select men, the 31"*. of august 
last is as follows viz^ 

Of Peny White Lofe 4. 10 

Wheaten 6. 15 

Houshold 9 4 

L OS. • dr. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 9. 11 

[376.] and whoever Byes any Bread of any Baker under the 
due weight Is Desired to Inform the Select men, And ordered this 
to be put into the Boston News Letter. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1724. 131 

At A Meting of the Select men, Sep-. 12*^. 1724. m'. Sam". 
Dunbar was approved of bj' the Select men as Usher to m'. Nalh". 
Williams being Recomendecl by Him from July the 17***. (at which 
time m'. Joseph Green Resigned it.) 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as fol- 
lows viz'. 

oz - dr. 

The peny white lofe 4-3 

Wheaten 6-5 

Houshold 8-7 

Six peny wheaten 2. 5. 15 

and the Clerks of the Market are directed to make Alowance for 

Bisket well Baked three quarters of An Ounce for Each Bisket. 

[277.] Anno 1724. Sep' 12«*. At a Meeting of the Justices 
45 Select men at the Town House were Present 

Penn Townsend 

John Clark 

Sam^. Checkley 

W». Welsted ^ Esq". Justices 

Habi. Savage 

John Ruck 

Thomas Steel 

mess". Isaiah Tay, John Marion, Thomas Cushing, Stephen 
Minot, Nath*^. Green, Ezek^. Lewis, & Henry Dering, Select men. 
Cap*. Philip Bass appeared before them, and it appearing to 
them that. He had had the measels, (an Infectious Sickness) 
among his Passengers in his vessel lately" come from Ireland into 
this Harbor: The Said Philip Bass was ordered forthwith to 
Cause his Said vessel to go down near Spectacle Island, with 
what Passengers and goods he has on Board, and also to get as 
many of his Passengers on board again as are on Shore and Con- 
tinue there untill further Order. 

[278.] Anno 1724. 18 Sep*. 

Liberty is granted to mess". Jeramiah Belknap, John & Zacha. 
Hubert to take up the Pavement and open the Ground in Cornhill 
to Clear their Drains from their Cellers to the Comon Shore before 
the House of the Late m". Mecarte Dece*., Provided they forth 
with make good the Street and Pavement to the Satisfaction of 
the Select men, and keep it in good Repair, and in the Intrim do 
not Obstruct the way. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept'. 28***. 

Whereas the Select men upon their Consideration of Repairing 
the Highway in Ship Street did upon the 30*^. of ap'. 1724, vote & 
Order that the Water Should be caryed into the Sea near Batry 
alley as then Entred. But upon further Consideration, finding it 
to be more Convenient to turn the water into the Sea nearer the 
Bat try they do hereby Recall and dissanull that Said Vote and 
Order. 



132 City Document No. 77. 

Liberty is Granted to Edward Durant to take up the Pavement 
aod open the Ground to lay a Drain from his House in Newbery 
Street to the Comon Shore there [379.] provided he make good 
the ground forthwith and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men, and keep it in good Repair and in the Intrim obstruct 
not the way. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for direction of the Bakers and the Clerks of the Market is as 
follows viz*. 

The peny white lofe 4. 3 

Wheaten 6. 5. 

Houshold 8. 7 

Six peny wheaten 2. 5. 15. 

Orderd. that Joshua Williams be dismist from being a watch- 
man upon complaint of his Disorders. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Octo' !■*. 1724. 

Ordered that the Vote of the Town about Cows of may the 4*^ 
1723, be Transcribed by the Town Clerk and Presented to the 
Generall Sessions for their Alowance & Approbation. 

Ordered that m'. John Marion be directed to make Enquiry what 
money belongs to the Town which the Treasurer has not an Acco** 
of and make a Report to the Select men of it. 

[280.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Octr. 26. 1724. 

The Select men Lett to Co". Joshua Lamb for a Leace of 
Twenty One years from the first day of Octo'. Currant a parcell of 
the Towns Marsh and upland Adjoyning on the South Side of the 
Creek which Runs up to the South east corder of the Salt pond of 
the East side of the Country Road on Boston neck for ten pounds, 
Per Annum Butted & Bounded as by the Indenturs Interchang- 
ably Signed and Sealed and now On file. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for directions of the Bakers & Clerks of the Market is as fol- 
lows viz*. 

oz • dr. 

The peny white lofe 4-3 

Wheaten 6. 5 

Houshold 8. 7 

Six peny wheaten 2. 5. 15 

And the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark 

their Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows viz*. 

with the first Letters of their Christian Names and the first 
and the Last Letters of their Sir Names. 

[281.] Annol724. At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 80*^. 
Ordered that the Grainerys be Opened on Wednesdays & fry- 
iays and grain to be Sold to the Inhabitants of this Town not 
nore the two bushels to one f amaly at the following prizes viz^ 

Indian at 5/ p. Bushell 
Rye at 6/ 
and that notice be given by Crying. 



02. 


dr. 


4. 





6. 


1 


8. 


1 


4. 


4 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1724-5. 133 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated .by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

The peny White Lofe 
Wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

and the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark 
their Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows yiz^ 

with the first Letters of their Christian names & the first & last 
Letters of their Sir names. 

And the Clerks of the Market are Directed to make Alowance 
for Bisket well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each 
Bisket. 

[a588«] Liberty Granted to James Lubbock to open a Shop 
being admitted an Inhabitant of this Town Having given Security 
by Cap*. Wells &c. 

Bobert Tompson from Scituate was admitted an Inhabitant of 
this Town giving Security by m'. Richard Draper & m'. Abrjiham 
Blish in 100 £. to Indemnifie the Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Deceni'. 28*^. 
Lett to John Bushell that part of the Town House Celler which 
was formerly Lett to M'. Richard Hall now Lett for one year to 
said Bushel at Nine pounds F'. annum the Rent to begin the 28 
of Sep'. Last past to pay quarterly. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated b}' the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market be 

The peny White Lofe * 4. 

Wheaten 6. 1 . 

Houshold 8. 1 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 4. 4 

Anno 1724. Jan'. 12"». 
[383.] Liberty Granted to Co". Estes Hatcn to take up the 
Pavement & dill up the ground in Milk street to clear his Drain 
from his House to the Cofiaon Shore there provided he make good 
the Ground & pavement so Sone as may be to the Satisfaction of 
the Select meu and keep it in Repair. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Jan'. 25***. 

In answar to the Petion of John Clough of Boston Brick layer to 
build a Dwelling House of Timber in Hull Street as Set forth in 
his Petion & Entred in the Book for Recording Timber Buildings. 
Granted Him. 

In answar to the Petion of John Torrey of Weyraoth Tanner to 
make Some Addition to His House at the Corner of Tanners lane 
as Set forth in His Petition Entred in the Book for Recording 
Timber buildings, approved by the Select m. 

Micha". Hambleton admitted a watch man in the Room of 
Rolston who dismist himself e. 



1?4 City Document No. 77. 



Se 



]284«] Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the 
cct men for direction to the Bakers <& the Clerks of the market 



OS. 


dr. 


4. 


0. 


6. 


1. 


8, 


1. 


4. 


4 



is as follows viz*. 

The Peny White Lofe 

Wheaten 

Houshold 
Six peny Wheaten 2. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 8*^. 

Voted there be Let to m'. Sands Gibbon a Strip of Land on the 
East Side of the Road on the Neck of Boston Twelve feet broad, 
from the fortification to the Second Gapp in the fence Leading 
towards the wind mill, for the term of Seven years at three 
pounds p. Anum, to begin, march the as p. Leace. 

Lett to m'. Ezek^ Lewis and m'. James Williams the Herbage 
of the South Burying place for the Tearm of five years from the 
first day of march Next at four pounds P'. Annum. 

[285.] Lett to Co" Stephen Minot the Herbage of the Old 
Burying place for the tearm of five years from the first day of 
March next for Thirty Shillings P. Annum. 

The Select men agreed to Vizet the Scools upon fryday Next 
being the 12"^. day of february Instant and have agreed to Desire 
the Reve*. messu" Benjamin Wadsworth Joseph Sewall & Sam". 
Checkley ministers to Joyne with them in Vissiting the Scholl of 
m'. Nath". Williams and to meet at m^ Wadsworths at Two of the 
Clock & to Desire Co". Adam Winthrop, Co". Tho. fitch & majV 
HabI Savage to aford their Company to vizet the Scholl of m'. 
Edward Mills & m' Jacob Sheaf at Ten of the Clock in the fore, 
noon and to vizet the North Schools on Tuseday the 23*^. at Two 
of the Clock and the Rev', mes". Peter Thatcher, Gee. & Calender 
Presbiters with Thomas & Edward Hutchinson Esq'. & m'. Sam". 
Greenwood to Accompany them. 

Anno 1724. Jan'. 21*^. 
[386.] A List of Strangers warned to Depart the Town of 
Boston as the Law directs viz*. 

aug. 3. Robert Crawford from Woster 
5. Robert Pratt from Road Island 
12. W"*. Clark, wife & three Children from New York. 

14. James Cofi^n from Marshfield 

15. Philip Nichols from Manchester 

19. Tobias Tompson Wife & Two Children from Long 
Island. 
Nov* 10. W°* Evens from Antego. Sick. 

13. John Lawson wife & one Child from Tiuerton. The 
aboue List Returned. Jan' 25"^. 

At a Meeting of the Select men feb'. 22*. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the mark'^t 
is. 



Sblectmen's MiNUTESy 1724-5. 135 

The peny White Lof e 4*. 

Wheaten 6. 1. 

Houshold 8. 1. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 4. 4. 

[387«] Ordered that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants 
for a Town Meeting to Convene at the Town house on the Eighth 
of March Next at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon To Chuse 
Select men, Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Constables and 
other Town Officers as the Law directs, and to grant Money to 
defray the Necessary Charges of the Town. To Consider about 
quit Rents about making further Improvment of the Town Dock 
& Wharf, and of the Town Vote about Cows, and two votes of 
The Towns Land by m'. Belknap', Also about Gotes going at Large, 
Also to Consider about the method of Chusing Jurymen &c. 

In answar to the Petition of m"^ Joshua Winslow to build a Bam 
in His Garden of Timber as Set forth in His Petion and Entred 
in the Book for Recording Timber Buildings. Approved of. 

Ordered, that Daniel Mackdaniel be dismist from being a 
watchman at the End of this month. 

[288.] In answar to the Petion of Simon Rogers to Build a 
Dwelling House of Timber on His Land in Beacon Street as Set 
forth in his Petion & Entred in the Book for Recording Timber 
Buildings. 

which was Granted by the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, mar. first. 

In answar to the Petition of W°*. Bond of Boston House wright 
for Liberty to Build of Timber a Shede for a work shop on his 
Land at tlie Lower end of Sudbury Street Near the Mill pond as 
Set forth in his Petition, Entred in the Book for Recording Timber 
Buildings. Granted by the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men 5*. March. 

Upon Application by a Petition made to the Select men by 
Daniel Mackdaniel. 

Ordered, that he be forthwith Restored to His Former Post of a 
wachman. 

[289.] Anno 1725. At a Meetingof the Select men March 29"». 

Liberty is Granted to Nath" Emmes to take up the Pauemen^ & 
digg up the Ground to lay a Drain from his Celler into the Coinon 
Shore in Prince Street He forthwith making good the Ground and 
Pauement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and and keeping 
in Repare from time to time. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the Market is as fol« 
' lows viz*. 

The Peny White Lofe 4. 7 ' 

Wheaten 6. 10 

Houshold 8. 13 

Six Peny Wheaten 2. 7. 12. 



136 Cixr Document No. 77. 

And the Several Bakers within this Town are Ordered to marke 
their Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows (viz'.) With the 
first Letters of their Christian Names, and the first and Last 
Letters of their Sir names. 

And the Clerks of the Market are Directed to make alowance 
for Bisket well Baked Three quarters of an Ounce for Each Biskett. 

[290.] In Answar to the Petition of Robert Patishal & Cor- 
nelius Thayer Letherdressers 

for Liberty to Improving a ware house Near the foot of fort hill 
for Curing of Leather as Set forth in the Petition Recorded in the 
Book for Timber buildings. Granted by the Select men. 

In answar to the Petition of Hope still foster, House wright To 
Build a Wooden House, fronting to Long Lane as Set forth in 
His Petition Recorded in the Book for Timber Buildings. Granted 
by the Select meu. 

In Answar to the Petition of Jacob Griggs & Gersham Tinney, 
To Build Each of them A Wooden House in Atkinsons Pasture 
fronting on Long Lane as Sett forth in their Petition Entred in 
the Booke for Recording Timber building. Granted by the Select 
men. 

[291 •] Anno 1725. At a Meeting of the Select men, Ap". 
the 12**^. 

Oi-dered that the Proprietors of the Drain in Comhill Street 
down to the Dock do forth with take up the Pavemeut which is 
Sunk down & very much Incomodes the Passage, and pane it a 
nuw so far as it now wants paving to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men. 

The Select men being Informed That Sam". Sewall Esq'. & m' 
John Walley and others abutting on Winthrops or Leveritts Dock 
aboue Olivers Bridge haue in a great measure fild up the Said 
Dock with Earth and Intend wholy to fill up the Same, which if 
don will not only Stop the natural water course but the Antient 
Coiiion Shore and fill the Cellers near there about and be an En- 
croachment upon the Undoubted Right of the Town. 

It is therfore ordered that the Said Persons do forbare filling up 
the Said Dock, and that A Copy hereof be sent by m'. Hubbard to 
the Persons afore said. 

Ordered by the Select men that W°*. Gold be the Cow keeper 
for the year Ensuing. 

[292.] Liberty Granted to mess" Ebenezer Dennis, Sam". 

Garnar & Parker to take up the Pavement & digg up the 

Ground to Lay a Drain from their Cellers of their Houses to the 
Comon Shore in fish street. Provided they forth with make good 
the Ground and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men & 
keep it in Repare from time to time. 

22 ap'. 
A List of Strangers warned to depart the Town as the Law di- 
rects viz'. 

mar. 20. Arther Barrett from New York. 
27. Sarah Main from Portsmouth 
80. Peter Insedo wife & one Child from Rozbury 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1725. 137 

ap'« 8. Phebe Harwood with 4 Children from Maryland last 

from Salem Ten days. 
9. Rachel Stuard with one child and with Child from 
Road Island. 
16. Benja Baxter wife & Child from Brantry 
1 6 James S waine from Philidelphia 
22. Thomas Bery, A Stranger & Sick. 
The aboue List Returned ap'. 26^. 

[293.] Anno 1 725. At A Meeting of the Select men ap'. 2C)^. 

Ordere(i that the Town Clerk do Ishue forth warrants, to the 
Constables to notifie the Inhabitants Qualifed to Chuse Repre- 
sentatives to meet at the Town House oh Wednesday the fifth day 
of may Next, at Nine of the Clock in the fore noon, to chase 
Representatives. 

and at the Same meeting the Inhabitants Qualified to vote in 
Town affairs. 

To Chuse Two Assessors, & Two Constables. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
(viz.) 

OS. dr 

The Peny white Lofe 4. 7 

Wheaten . 6. 10 

Housbold 8. 13 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 7. 12 

Ordered that the Head watch man of Each Watch House do 
appear before the Select men upon the Last monday of Each 
]\lonth to give Acco^. of the State of the watches the Months 
Last past. 

[394.] Arther Barret, march the 20*^., Thomas Berry Aprill 
the 20"". were by the Select men Sent to the Alms House as fitt 
objects for the Charity of the Province. 

Aprill the 28*^. Liberty is granted by the Select men to Joseph 
Parmiter to take up the Pavement and dig up the Ground to Cary 
the Drain from the Celler of His House in Linn street Cross the 
way to his Celler on the other side the way in Said Street. Pro- 
vided he forthwith make good the Ground & Pavement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men & Keep it in Repair from time to 
time. 

At a meeting of the Select men, May 3**. 1725. 

Voted, that m'. John Marion be Irapowered to Receive the 5/ 
& Six pence of the ownerer of Each Cow that goes on the Comon 
and give forth Tickets accordingly for this year. 

[296.] Anno 1725. May 15 

Liberty is granted to John Ruck Esq'., cap*. William Thomas 
& m'. Thomas Lee to take up the Pavement & open the Ground 
in Sun Court to Carry a Drain from their Cellers there into 
the Drain in fish Street, Provided they they make good the ground 



138 City Documei^t No. 77. 

& Paveoient to the SatiBfaction of the Select men and keep it in 
Bt'pair from time to time. 

At a meeting of the Select men^ May SI"*. 1725. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows. 

oz. dr. 

Of Peny White Loaf 4. 

Wheaten 6. 1 

Houshold 8. 1 

Six peny wheaten 2. 4. 4 

The Petition of Mary Smith to Remoue Her Licence of an Inn 
holder from the House where She dwels in fish stieet to the 
House where she dwelt at Scarlets wharf. Granted her by the 
Select men. 

The Petition of Joseph Parmiter to Remoue his Licence of a 
Retailer to His House in Linn Street. Granted. 

[296.] Nathan^^ Hughes was Dismist from being a watch- 
man for Disorder <& 
Joshua Williams admitted a Watchman in his Room. 

5 June 
Liberty is Granted to m'. John Pim to take up the Pavement & 
dig up the Ground to Lay a Drain from His House in Swing bridge 
lane into the Dock. Provided He forthwith make good the 
ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen and 
keep it in Repair from time to time. 

14 June 
Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows, 
(viz*.) 

oz. dr. 

Of peny white Loaf 3. 14 

Wheaten 5. 13, 

Houshold 7. 12. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 2. 12. 

and the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark 
their Bread which they Bake for Sale as followes (viz'.) 

[297.] With the first Letters of their Christian names, and 
Last Letters of their Sir names. 

And the Clerks of the market are Directed to make alowance 
for Bisket well baked three quarters of an Ounce for Kach liisket. 

At a Meeting of the Select men & Constables of the Town of 
Boston June 14***, 1725. m'. Thomas Savage was Chosen by them 
then) to Serve as a Sealer of weiglits & measurs for this Town of 
Boston (in the Room of m'. James Collison) and untill another be 
Chosen and Sworn in his Stead. 

At a Meeting of the Select men June 28*. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as Coll. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1725. 139 

oi. dr. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 11 

Wheaten 5, 9. 

Houshold 7. 7. 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 1. 6. 

[298 •] Sam^. Marion admitted a watch man in the Room of 
John Thwing who dismist himselfe 

John Chambers admitted a watch man in the Room of Bridgham 
Dismist &c. 

Robert Sanderson admitted a wath man in the Room of Tompson. 
dismist himself. 

John Dinstal admitted at the Neck watch in the Room of Gent. 
Dismist. 

6 July 

Rice Gunter upon his Petition was alowed to be a Cryer of the 
Town while further Order. 

Cornelius George was alowed to be A cryer of the Town as 
above. 

At a Meeting of the Select men June 9^. 

Sundry Persons Petitioned for Licence to Sell Strong Drink as 
Innholders that were approved <& Recomended. 

Josep Parmeter in Lin Street 

Mary Barnes in Ann Street 

Edith Minzies in fish Street. 

Anno 1725. July 9*\ 

[299.] Sundry Petitions for Licence to Sell Strong Drink 
without Doors as Retailers that were approved <&c. 

£ster Henchman Midle Street 

Sam". Green at Pitts wharf 

John £la in Ann Street, 

Margaret Peck Cornhill 

Elizabeth Yeals Mackrel Lane 

Nathan". Pearse fish street 

Edward Moberly King Street 

Mar}^ fiskes Charter Street 

Robert Burgyone Summer Street 

Mary Langdon Orainge Street 

Joseph Gilbert Cornhill 

The Petition of George Soutlierland for Licence to Retail Bear 
Cyder, Perry &c. without Doresonly innewbery Street. Alowed &c. 

Sundry Petitions for Innholders that were Dissalowed viz*. 
Thomas Messenger in Ann Street. 
John Sale in Newbery Street. 

[300.] Sundry Persons for Retailing Strong Drink without 
Doars Dissalowd (viz'.) 
Bridget Clough 
Thomas Phillips 
Isaac Gamberto 
Walter Brown 



140 City Document No. 77. 

Ann Jones 

Hannah Newman 

Elias Purrington 

Joseph Simpson 

John Dupee 

John Tuckerman 

John Batersby. 

John Royall 

Ralph Wheeler 

Elizabeth Durham 

Elizabeth Boardman 

15 Ditto 

Petitioners for Retailers of Strong Drink without Doors ap- 
proved viz^ 

John Royall in fish Street 

Raph mairs Lin Street 

Rachel Winsor Wood Lane 

Rachel Snowden 

[301.] Sundry Petitions for Retailing Bear, Ale, & Cyder, 
witnout Dores only. Approved viz*. 

Joseph Simpson in Newbery Street 

Hannah Newman in Ann Street 

Elisabeth Campball Queen Street. 

The Petition of Mary English for a Tavernar in her Own name 
which was before with he Sister Cunningham, Approved & Re- 
comended. 

Sundry Petitions for Innholders that were Dissalowed (viz'.) 

Joseph Dodge 

Thomas Pearson 

John Sales Renew'd Petition 

Liberty is Granted to Joseph Roby to take up the Pavement and 
digg up the Ground to lay a Drain from His House in Prince 
Street into the Comon Shore there provided he with all Speed 
maise good the Ground & pavement to the Satisfaction the Select 
men & keep it in Repare from time to time 

[303.] John Swinerton from Salem appeared and Desired to 
be admitted an Inhabitant of this Town. 

Ordered, that upon Erasmus Stevens and Grafton feveyears giving 
Bond in the Sum of One Hundred pounds to Indemnifie the Town 
the said John Swinerton is Admitted accordingly. 

At a Meting of the Select men July 26*. 

Voted that if any of the Watch men be wanting a Night 
from his duty he Shal haue deducted out of his pay the Sum 
of fine Shillings for Each Night he is absent unles he Send a 
Sutable man in his Room or Satisfie the Select men why he was 
absent. 

Liberty Granted to John Swinerton to Keep a School to Instruct 
Reading wrighting within this Town. 

Liberty Granted to Joseph Calef to take up the Pavement Ss 
ground in Water street to Clear his Drain He forthwith making it 
good & keeping it So from time to time &c. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1725. 141 

[303.] On the Petition of Eliza*^. Gary Widow for a Licence 
of an Innholder as her Late Husband Had. Granted. 

Richard Hazleys Petition for a Retailer without Doors in 
Charter Street. Granted. 

A List of Strangers warned to Depart the Town as the Law 
directs (viz*.) 

ma\ 22 losiah Belcher wife & Two Sons from Marble head. 

2^ Obediah Bridges from Marble head 
June 14. John Grayham from Woodstock 
July 3. David Hudson his wife & 3 Children from Barnstable. 
3. Essex Willard wife <& one Child from Marble head. 
3. Mary Brown, widow from Road Island 
17. James Doack from Virginia. 
The Above List was Returned to the Clerk of the Peace July 
%^ 1725. 

At a meeting of the Select men July 29***. 
Ordered thai the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction [304.] to the Bakers & Clerks of the Market is as 
follows (viz*.) 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 14 

Wheaten 5. 18 

Houshold 7. 12 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 2. 12 

and the Several Bakers within this Town are Ordered to Mark 

their Bread which they Bake for Sale as follows (viz*.) 

With the first Letters of their Christian Names and the first & 
Last ivctters of their Sir Names. And the Clerks of the Market 
are directed to make alowance for Bisket well baked three qnarters 
of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

At a Meeting of the Justices & Select men at the Town house in 
Boston aug 5*^. 1725. 

Being Present. 

The Hon". Sam". Sewall, Edw^ Bromfield, Sam". Checkley, 
W"». Welsted, Tim°. Clark, Anth°. Stoddard, Habi. Savage & 
Joseph wadsworth Esq"., Justices [305.] mess". John Marion, 
Thomas Cushing, Stephen Minot, Nath". Green and Ezek^ Lewis. 
Select men. 

Ordered, that from and after the date hereof and untill the 
tenth daj' of Octo^ next Ensuing 

The Constables of and within the Town of Boston, and Every 
of tliem by turns, do warn & appoint four meet and Sober Persons 
Inhabitants of the Said Town On Lords Daj'es to ward on the 
Neck at the Line of Defence betwen Boston & Roxbury. Two 
of the said pereons are to give their attendance there from Seven 
of the Clock in the morning untill halfe an hour past twelve at 
Noon, and then to be Releived by the other two, who are there to 
Continue upon duty untill the Dusk of the P>ening. 

And that the Said Ward dureing their attendance there are to 
keep the Gate Shutt. and not to be Opened but upon Lawful! <& 
Necessary Occasions. 



142 City Document No. 77. 

[306.] And Such Constables are to give in Charge to Such 
Ward to take due care to prevent and Suppress all Disorders, and 
to Examine all passengers, and to Restrain them from Disporting 
Idle walking, or unnecessary travel on the Lords day, and if any 
Person be Refractory Rude or refuse to give a Satisfactory acco". 
of the Occasion of their Traveling, or otherwise missbehave them- 
selves. To take them up and Carry them before the next Justice 
of the Peace, or other wise to return their names to Such Justice, 
that they may be convented and proceeded against according to 
Law, as Prophainers of the Lords day. 

Voted, that the members of Council, Justices, Selectmen &c. 
In order to Prevent & Suppress disorders do for the Space of 
Eight weeks following walk thro' the Streets &c. of this Town by 
night according to an assortment agreed upon & now lying on 
file. 

Voted that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants & Notifications 
accordingly. 

[307.] Anno 1725. August 21*^. 

The Select men having bin on Board Cap*. Lauchlins Sloop near 
Spectacle Island, on board whereof two men have bin visited with 
the Smal pox in their voj-age from London hither both of them as 
was affermed by the master and by the men themselves having bin 
Recovered & well for five weeks Since. 

Ordered the Beding & Cloathing belonging to the Said men, 
with the men themselves. Should be put on Shore and left at the 
pest house at least for ten days, which being comply ed with and 
the Sloop Smoked and well clensed are of Opinion that the Sloop 
with the rest of the marrineis may be admitted to Come up the 
beginning of the ensuing week. 

Ordered, the Assize of Bread is Viz*. 

, oz • dr. 

Of Peny white Loaf 4 7. 

Wheaten 6. 10 

Houshold 8. 13 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 7-12 

[308.] Anno 1725. Aug. 27*^ 

Liberty is granted by the Select men to m^, Benjamin Hutchin- 
son to take up the pavement & digg up the Ground to clear his 
drain from his House to the Dock, He forth with making good the 
ground & pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men & keep- 
ing it in Repare from time to time. 

Liberty is granted to m'. George Cradock to digg up the Ground 
to lay a drain from his House (formerly John Mannings) in Long 
lane into the water course near m'. Nath". Lourings, provided he 
forth with make good the ground to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men & keep it in Repare from time to time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men Aug^. 30***. 
Voted that Nath^. Rogers be dismist from being a watch man 
for disorders. 



Seleotmen's Minutes, 1725. 143 

Ebenezer Winborn admitted to be a watch man in the Room of 
Rogers. 

[309,] Voted, that the Select men for the future give order 
for Reparing the fence of the North burying place as they see 
cause. 

In answar to the Petition of Thomas Stoddard for Liberty to 
Erect a Shead to be Improved for building of Boats in at the 
Lower end of Milk Street, as Set forth in His Petion*. And 
Entred in the Booke for Recording Timber buildings 

Approved by the Select men upon that Condition and So long as 
it be Improved for that use of Boat building and no longer. 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Ezekiell Lewis to take up the Pave- 
ment and Dijjg up the Ground to lay his Drain from his yard into 
the Comon Shore in Crooked lane, provided he make good the 
Ground & pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and keep 
it in Repare from time to time. 

[310«] Whereas the House that is now Building for the 
Town against the walk before the House <& Land of John Jekel 
Esq'. (Latl}' Cap*. Cyprian Southacks) is Extended three foot 
further to the north ward then it was to be by agreement between 
the Select men & Cap'. Southack and m'. John Staniford in the 
year 1711. which the said Jekel complains is Detrimental! to him 
and hinders his Prospect. Yet consents not to Interupt the Town 
in their Said Building, Provided the Town will make and maintain 
a good <& Sofficient fence on the Wall before the Said Jekels Land, 
whicn the Select men Voted Shal be don at the Towns Charge. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
is as follows. 

Of Peny white Loaf 
Wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

[311.] Anno 1725. Sep'. 27*^. 

In answar to the Petition of Edward Hutchinson Esq', for Lib- 
erty to Erect a Timber Shead on his wharf in fish Street as Set 
forth in His Petition. Entred in the Booke for Recording of 
Timber Buildings. Granted. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men is (Viz'.) 

Peny white Loaf 

Wheaten 

Houshold 

Six peny wheaten 2. 

Liberty is Granted to Cap*. John Bonner to Build a Toomb in 

the South burying place on the South Line, N°. 30. upon the same 

Conditions others did Liberty is also granted to W". Speekman to 

Erect a Toomb on the Same Line on the Same Conditions. N**. 

(31) Liberty is also granted to Henry Gibbons to Build a Toomb 

on the Same Line on the Same terms N®. (32). 

Liberty is granted to m' Jera Belknap to build a Toomb on the 
Same Line on the same terms. N°. (33) 



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Liberty also is Granted to Penn Townsend Esq', to Buld a 
Toonjb on Said Line, N^ (34) 

[313.] Liberty is Granted To m' Thomas WaUis, To Build a 
Toomb in the South Burning Place upon the South Line N**. (26) 
upon the Same termes as Others had granted. 

Liberty being formerly Granted To m'. Eleazer Darby <& 
Silence Allen to build A Toomb betwixt them have now made 
Aplication they may have Each of them A Toomb, which was 
granted. 

To m'. Eliazer Darby N^. (27.) 

To m'. Silence Allen N^ (28) . 

At a meeting of the Select men Oct'. 20*^. 

In answar to the Petition of Thomas Gushing & Others of the 
United Comitte for Liberty for a Timber Building at the upper end 
of Queens Street as Set forth in their Petition Entred in the Booke 
for Timber Buildings. Granted. 

In Answar +o the Petition of Nath". Holmes of Boston Joyner 
for Liberty for a Building Part wood Near the Mill Bridge as 
Set forth in His Petition. Entred in the Booke for Timber Build- 
ings. Granted. 

Anno 1725. Octo'. 25*^. 

[313.] At a Meeting of the Select men 

Abraham York & Stephen Billian are admetted watchmen t at 
the Lin of Defence in the Room of Joseph Greenhill & John 
Dinsdell. To Enter Nov', first. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men for 
Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz*. 

Peny white Loaf 
Wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny Wheaten 2. 

mess'" Stephen Minot, Nath". Green & Henry Deering are De- 
sired and appointed to View the Highwayes at Rumny marsh 
and order, what they think needfuU for Reparing them. 

The Select men Maue Lett to m'. Sam". Greenlief , Deer Island 
for Seven years Comencing the first day of march Next. He 
paying to the Town Treasurer for the Use of the Town the Sum of 
Eighty five pounds Per Annum on or before the first day of march 
yearly and Every year as By Leaces to be Executed ma^^ more 
fully appear. 

[314.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. V\ 1725. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
(Viz*.) 

oz - dr. 

The Peny White Loaf 4 

Wheaten 6. 1. 

Houshold 8. 1 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 4. 4. 



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9. Nov'. 
Liberty is Granted unto m'. Jacob Parker and m'. Samuel 
Royall to take up the Pavement and Ground to Clear their Drains 
fit)m their Cellers to the Comon Shore in Union Street, Provided 
they forth with make good the Ground and Pavement, to the Sat- 
isfaction of the Select men and Keep it in Repare, from time to 
time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov.' 11*. 
Pursuant to the Direction of the Law Relating to free Negros. 
The Select men do now ored & Direct that the free male Negros, 
Molattoes &c. [3 15,] of and belonging to this Town hereafter 
named and Each of them Respectively diligently to att€n(^ <& 
Perform their Labour in Clensing or Reparing the High wayes or 
other services for the Comon benefit of the Town at Such timer < & 
Praces as the Select men or Such Person or Persons whoni tHy 
Shall thereto appoint, Shall order & Direct, for the spas^ of Wo 
many dayes as is hereafter Set down as an Equivolent to W^tehing 
Training &c. Performed by Others. Eight Days Each c^ T^em. 
No. 1. Exeter Negro 
John 
2. Grandy 
Jolly 
Jo jolly 
Joe 

Onesimas 
7. Robing Lablond 
Sanco 
Ned Hubbard 

^^°S0 ) Keats 
Sambo f ^®*^ 

Cffizar) ^^"«^ 

Charles 

Jeray Walker 
N*. 8. Sampson 

Peter m 

Coffee 

Dick Dudly at Keats 

Ebenezer 

Robert Cumings 

Sebastean 

Ephraim at wlnwels 

Boston 

fortune at m^ Jackson 

Josse appleton 

[316.] And in Order to their Performing the Said Servis, m'. 

Eneas Salter is appointed & Impowred to warn the Several Persons, 

and take care that their Servis be performed by them according to 

the Direction & appointment of Tim**. Clark Esq', in Sumer Street. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 29***. 

Ordered, that the assise of Bread now Stated by the Select men 



146 CiTT Document No. 77. 

for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

oz. dr. 

The Peny white Loaf 3. 11 

Wheaten 5. 9 

Household 7. 7. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 1. 6 

Ordered, by the Select men that m'. Richard Hubbard be Iro- 
powred & Directed to Procure Twelve Dozen of l*ayles for the 
Town to be Disposed of as the Select men Shall Order & al the 
Direction of co". Step" Minot & to be marked On Each Pail. 
(Boston.) 

Anno 1725. Decern'. 27. 

[317 .] At a meeting of the Select men 

Liberty is Granted to William Fain Esq', to Erect a Small 
Shelter for a Carlash in the South Burying place (adjoying to m' 
Suttons building) during the Pleasure of the Select men for the 
time being. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers & the Clerks of the market is as fol- 
lows (Viz*.) 

oz • dr. 

Peny white Loaf 3. 9. 

Wheaten 5. 6 

Houshold 7. 2. 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 0. 1 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Janu'. 7***. 

Ordered, that the Grainery of Boston be opened upon Wednes- 
day Next and so Each Wednesda}^ And that Indian Corn be Sold 
to the Inhabitants of this Town at Six Shillings P. Bushell, And 
not more then Two Bushels to One family. 

The Select men Executed a Leace to m'. Sam". Greenliefe for 
Deer Island for Eighty fine pounds Per Annum to begin the first 
of march next. 

« 

[318.] Anno 1725. Janu'. 21*^. 

In answar to the Petition of James Varney for a Liberty of A 
Dwelling House of Timber on Copps Hill fronting to Sheafs Street 
as Set forth in His Petition <& Entred in the Booke for Recording 
Timber Building. Granted by the Select men. 

31 Jan'. 
At a Meeting of the Justices & Select men in the Councel Cham- 
ber. Then agreed to vissit the families in the Several Parts of 
the Town on Monday the 7'**. of feb^ Next at Nine of the Clock 
in Order to prevent and Suppress Disorders, to Inspect Disor- 
derly Persons, New Comers, the Circomstances of the Poor, & the 
Education of their Children &c., and to meet at the Town House 
at fine of the Clock in the Evening of the Same Day, But if the 
Same day be apparently Unsutable, then to attend it the Monday 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1725-6. 147 

nexi following. And the assortment to be as by Agreement for 
walking by night the 5**». of August 1725, and Lying on file. 

[319.] Anno 1725. fob', tho 2»^ 

At a meeting of the Select men, feb'. the 2"**., Whereas we are 
Informed that William Brazill an Inhabitant of this Town is now 
Residing in Lynn. These may Cetifie that when the said William 
Brazill Shall be uncapable of Sup[K)rting himselfe there, and the 
Town of Lynn, Shall Se cane to Send him back to Boston he Shall 
then be Receiveci ns an Inhabitant of Boston. Ordered, a Coppy 
to be Sent to the Select men of Linn. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 9'**. 

Liberty is Granted to Edward Cumpstan & John Tylston to 
frame tlie Roof of a House upon the Coraon below the School 
House as far as the End of the Gun House, Upon their paying to 
the Town Treasurer the Sum of forty Shill. And they are to Clear 
the Said Ground by the Last day of Aprill Next Coming. 

[320.] Anno 1725. feb'. 11*^. 

At a Meeting in the Councel Chamber of the Hono**^. Nathan". 
Byfield, Edward Bromfield, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, 
Elisha Cooke, Thomas Palmer, Edwarci Hutchinson, Sam". Check- 
ley Anth**. Stoddard, W«». Welsted, HabI*. Savage, Thomas Steel, 
John Campbel, & Joseph Wads worth. Esq'. Justices. 

mess". John Marion, Thomas Cushing, Nathan". Green, Step". 
Mmot, & Ezi'k. Lewis, Select men. 

Upon A motion made to the Select men by a CoTnittee of the 
Proprietors of the of the Long Wharfe, that a watch might be 
Stated & appointed on the Said Wharfe in the Watch House 
their already provided by the Owners of the said Wharfe, to 
Consist of three able bodyed men, under the Same Regulation as 
the other Watclies in the Town, Two of Said men to be paid b}' 
the Town, and the third to be provided & paid by the Proprietors 
aforesaid, Which Motion was Layed before the Gentlemen Pres- 
ent, and after Some Debate on the afore said proposal, it was 
agreed & Voted. [321.] That the Proposal is Reasonable and 
of Publick Service to the Town & agreeable thereto. The Select 
men are desired to take Care that the Same be complj'ed with as 
Soon as ma}' be. The Charge of the firing & Candles &c. to be 
bom. (viz'.) 

Two third parts b}' the Town & one third by the Proprietors 
aforesaid. The two men on the Towns Part are proposed by the 
Select men to be taken off from Two Watch Houses where are five 
already, so tliat the Charge of the Town will be very Little aug- 
mented there by. 

Voted the foregoing Proposals. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb^ 25*. 1725. 

In answar to the Petition of Edward Pell for Erecting a Timber 
Building for a Horse mill House to Make Linseed oyle in His 
Land, at the North part of Boston in part of Gibbs Pasture So 





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called, aa Sett forth in His Petition, and Entred in the Book for 
Recording Timber Buildings, which was Granted by the Select 
men. 

[322.] Anno 1725. feb'. 28**. 

At a Meeting of the Select men. 

The Select men then Lett to m'^. Joseph Russell the use of the 
Gun House in the Coraon for Oue year to begin the first day of 
March next He to pay for it the Sura of five pounds to the Town 
Treasurer for the use of the Town the first day of March Next. 

Ordered, that the assise of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as 
follows viz*. 

Of Peny White Loaf 

Wheaten 

Household 
Six peny wheaten 

At a Meting of the Select men, Mar. 4"*. 

Liberty is Granted to W". Cock to open the Ground to Lay a 
Drain from His House in Prince Street to the Comon Shore there. 
He thereupon Making good the Ground to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and keeping it in Repare from time to time. 

[323.] Anno 1725. March the 4**^. At a Meeting of the Select 
men. ' 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk forthwith Ishue forth Warrants 
foi a Town Meeting to Convene at the Town House on Monday 
the fourteenth day of march Currant at Nine of the Clock in the 
fore noon To Chuse Selectmen Town Clerk &c and Other Town 
officers as the Law directs and to Grant Money to defray the Nec- 
essary Charges of the Town. 

To Consider about the Grainery, also the Petition of Sundry 
Inhabitants about Winisimit feiTy Place, and further to Consider 
the Towns vote about Scavingers, and other matters as were Con- 
tinued to this meeting and Such Other things as may be proper 
for their Consideration. 

The free holders also are to be warned that at the Same time <& 
pliice they are to vote for County Regester, and also to Consider 
about the paying in the Towns part of the fifty Thousand pounds 
of the Loan Money. 

[324.] Anno 1725. At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 11"". 

The Selectmen Hired of John Blake of Boston Coachman, for 
the use of the Town for a yard to keep Bulls in a certain peece of 
Land Nigh the Comon being about Sixty foot Long, & about forty 
foot wide Near His Coach house with a Chamber over the Said 
Coach House about Twenty feet Square for & during the Term of 
Seven years from the first day of march Currant. The Select men 
in behalfe of the Town paying to the Said Blake, the yearly Rent 
of three pounds Per annum and the Town is to have Liberty at the 
End of the Said Term to take off what Boards & timber they have 



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Of Shall putt on the Premyses for fitting & Reparing the Same as 
by an agreement Signed by the Said Blake the Eleventh day of 
the Said March. And now on file. 

[325.] Anno 1725. At A Meeting of the Select men. feb^ -i^"-. 

iVisiiaut to a Town vote of May 11'**. 1724, To Impower the 
Select men to Sell the quit Rent of Johnsons Lease and of vote of 
March the 9***. 1 724. To Impower the Select men for the time 
being to Sell perp.'tunl quit Rents Not Exceeding Twenty Shillings 
F". Annum and pass Deed for the Same. And Accordingly. Tlie 
Select men have Sold to the Several Persons hereafter Named 
viz'. 

To Elisha Cook Esq', for His for 30. 0. 

To Daniel Oliver Esq"^., James Johnson with 

Arrenrs for 180. 0. 

To Thomas fitch Esq', for the Assignes of 

Edward Shippin for 25. 0. 

To m'. John Borland for his Warhouse near 
Swing Bridge for 

To m'. John Pim for Joyse Halls 

To John Dolbears for Part of Hanbers 

To Jona°. Jacksons his part of Ditto 

is Sum total paid the Treasurer £283. M. 10 

As by the Several Deeds Enlred withe Town Book of Records 
No. 2. later end. 

[326.] Annol725. At a Meeting of the Select men. M:.t. •J:)'*. 

Pursuant to A Notification from the Select men of Cliarlstown 
Dated 12***. of march. And the direction of the Law. 

The Selectmen Have now Nominated and Chosen mess" 
Thomas Cushen, Nathan". Green, John Brintnel, Ed war 1 NVatts, 
Thomas Prntt & Sam". Watts or any two of them to Joyn with 
the Gentlemen appointed by the Selectmen of Charlstown in 
Runing the Line & Renewing the Bound Marks bet won their 
Town and Ours, the}' having appointed to meet in order to att nd 
the Work at m'. Joseph Bucknams, the Last Monday of maich 
Currant at Niue of the Clock in the morning. 

The Persons appointed for Charlstown are Henry Phillips, Esq^ 
mess". Joseph Lemmon Thomas Jenner and Sam" Sweetser. 

[327.] Anno 1726. At a Meeting ofthe Select men, Ma'. 2b'^- 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Scleci men 

for Derection to the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as f(jll(>ws 

(viz'.) 

oz. dr 

Of Peny White Loaf 4. 0. 

W beaten 6. 1 

Household 8. 2 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 4. 4. 

And the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to wavk 
their Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of theii 



150 City Document No. 77. 

ChristiaD Names, And the first and Last Letters of their Sir 
Names. 

And the Clerks of the market are directed to make Alowance 
for Bisket well Baked Three quarters of an Ounce for Each 
Blsket 

The Selectmen haue Nominated and chosen Mess". John 
Baker, Henry Dering, Timoth.y Prout, and Jonathan Waldo from 
among them Selves and [328.] Nathan^^ Oliver, mess". Thomas 
Pratt Jun^, William Hasey & Nathan Chever or am- two of them 
to Run the Lines & Renew the Bound marks between the Town of 
Boston, and the Towns of Lynn, Reading and Maiden, In con- 
junction with Such persons as Shall be appointed b}- the Select 
men of Each of the Said Towns Respectively. And the Said work 
to be attended and Performed on the third Tuesday in april Next 
And the Said Select men do propose and Direct that those Gentle 
men who for & on behalfe of the Town of Boston Shall Joyne in 
Rnning the Line next to Maiden to meet at the House of m'. 
Thomas Pratt in Rumny marsh at Eight of the Clock in the morn- 
ing of Said Day, And those who are to Run the Line next to Lynn 
are to meet at t he House of Cap^ Elisha Bennet at nine of the 
Clock, and those of them who are to Joyne in Runing the Line 
next Reading are to meet at the three County heap of Stones at 
Two of the Clock in the after noon on the Same day. 

But in Case the wetlier on that day Should proue wett and ap- 
parently [339.] unsutable for the Performance of the Said work. 
That then & in that Case the said Select men do propose that the 
said work be attended and performed on Tuesday next following. 

Ordered, by the Select men for the year 1726 

That the following Transaction of the Perambulators be here 
Recorded viz*. Boston, March the 28***. 1726 

Persnant to an Order of the Select men. Dated March the 22"*. 
Currant, We the Subscribers, Two of the Said Select men with 
mess" John Brentnel, Tomas Pratt & Samuel Watts mett mess" 
Joseph Lemmon, Tomas Jenner & Sam". Sweetser appointed from 
Charlstown, To Renew the Bonndmarks Betwen Boston & 
Chailstown, and finding by an Old Return of a perambulation in 
the year 1711. That the antient Bound marks began at a Stake with 
a Heap of Stones about 20 foot from the Bank of the South 
River, a little Distant from the upland where Sam". Sweetser lives 
formerlv called Moltons Island, and to the Seaward or Down to 
Mistick River, Said South River [330.] was the Bounds between 
the Towns, the aforesaid Stake being much Decayed, both 
parties agreed to drive down a new Stake, which was Don & 
Mark*t B. C. and added Some more Stones to the Heap from said 
Stake we Run the liounds which was a Streight Running over the 
Salt Marsh Nearest N. E. & by E. to a Stake in the Midle of a Stone 
wall about 40 foot from the Said marsh marked B. C. and parts 
the Land of Whettemore & Watts, from tlience to another Stake? 
in the midle of the Said Parting Wall, on the top of th:^ Hill & is 
mark't B. C. and from thence a Streight line continued to an old 
Stump of a white Oak tree, & Stands on the west Side of a Stone 
wall that parts the Land of Thomas Pratt & Joseph Sergent, 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1726. 151 

where Charlstown & Maiden Line meets Boston line, The Said old 
Stump being now quite Rotten we drove Down a large Ceder 
Stake in the Place & mark't it M. B. C. 

Thomas Gushing 
Nath". Green 

[331.] Pursuant to the foregoing appointment the Respective 
lines Betwen Boston and Maiden, Boston & Lynn, Boston and 
Reading were Run and the Bound marks Renewed ap'. 26^. 1726 as 
by the Several Comittes Return under their hands on file doth 
more fully appear. 

Ap^^ 18. Liberty is Granted by the Select men To Jacob Griggs 
& Gersham Tinny to Digg up the Ground to lay a Drain from 
their Cellers into the Drain of m' Ridgaway in Long lane they 
witli all Speed making good the Ground to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men & keeping it Repair from time to time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Ap^. 25"*. 1726. 

Ordered that John Tuckerman be the Cow keeper for the year 
Ensuing and also that He take Care of the Bulls. 

Ordered, tliat the Town order or by Law about Cleaning & 
Keeping Clean the Streets past the Last Sessions be forthwith 
printed. 

[333 •] Ordered that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to 
the Constables to notifie the Inhabitants Qualified to Chuse Rep- 
resentatives to meet at the Town house on Tuesday the Tliird day 
of may next at ten of the Clock in the four noon to Churse Rep- 
resentatives. And at the Same meeting The Inhabitants to vote in 
Town afiPairs To Chuse One Constable four Clerks of the market, 
To Consider further about the Grainery. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

OS. 

Of Peny White Loaf 

Wheaten 

Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

At a meeting of the Select men, ap'. 29***. 

Were appointed viewers & Sealers of 'Wood, Barth**. Sears for 
South End Wharfes John Williams for Pools & Parrots wharfs, 
John Nichols for Wentworths wharf. John Bucanan for Robys & 
Halsey wharfs. Richard Whitterage for Hutchins & Noith end 
wharfs. 

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[333.] Anno 1726. At a Meting of the Select men May 1 ' *^. 

Ordered, that m'. Richard Hubbard be imix)wered to Receive the 
Sum of five Shillings & Six pence for Each Cow going at Large 
within the neck of Boston &c. According to the Town Order or by 
law. 

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franklin to take up the pavement & Digg up the Ground to Clear 
the Drain from his House into the Comon Shore in Union Street 
He forth with making good the Ground & Pavement to the Sat- 
isfaction of the Select men & keeping it in Repare from time to 
time. 

30 May 

Ordered, that the Prise of wheat now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
(viz'.) 

Peny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
Household 
Six peny V/heaten 2. 

[334.] A ceo", of Bents belonging to the Town of Boston of 
the New Buildings near m'. Belknaps & the Brick Ware house in 
Merchants Row and the Persons now occupieing them (vdz'.) 

Joseph Pitts mariner, The South Tenement to be paid quarterly 
began Dec'. 1. 1725 18. 00. 00 

Mark Potts, next Tenament 18£. and the ad- 
joying Shop at 10£. Mar. 1"*. 1726 28. 00. 00 

Robert Homer, the North Shop to Enter aprill 
the first 1726 5. 00. 00 

Thomas Creese Barber in the Midle Shop be-^ 
twen Potts & Homer from June the first at 
Seven pounds 55/ to be deducted out of the first 
Rent due for fitting the Shop. 

m'. Peter Luce the front part of the Towns 
ware house in Merchants Row at Thirty pounds 
Comencing l"*. May. 30. 00. 00 

mess". Giles DuLake Tidmarsh & Sam", apple- 
ton in Company the Said Ware house adjoning to 
m'. Belshers Shead at 30 pounds 30. 00. 00 



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Comencing may the first Pr annum £118. 00. 00 

[335.] Anno 1726. At a Meeting of the Select men June first 
Ordered that the Town Clerk Ishue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables to Notifie the Inhabitants Duly Qualified to meet at the 
Town House on Tuesday the Seventh day of June Instant at Nine 
of the Clock in the fore noon to Consider of & do what they Shall 
then think proper in answar to a petition to the General Cour for 
the Country Towns in the County of Suffolk being made a distinct 
County. Also to Consider what may be don to prevent the great 
Disorders there is the Town by playing or Gaiming in the 
Streets for money &c. And to Consider of Such other Matters & 
things as may be proper for their Consideration. 

At a meeting of the Select men June 7"*. 

Liberty is granted by the Select men. To mess". Thomas Araory, 
Caleb Eddy, Joseph Pay son and John Boyles, To Set up Posts 
before their Houses in Orainge Street at a Convenient distance 
from their Houses. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 172G. Ij^ 

[336.] Anno 1726. At a Meeting of the Select men, J una 
the 13*^. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as follows 
(viz*.) 

oz. dr. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 7. 

Wheaten 5. 2. 

Household 6. 14. 

Six peny Wheaten 1. 14. 14. 

being Computed at 10/6**. p'. Bushel and 3/ p'. Alowed for 
Charges &c. And the Several Baker within this Town are Or- 
dered to mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale, with the 
first Letters of their Christian Names, and with the first and the 
Last Letters of their Sir names. And the Clerks of market are 
directed to make alowance for Bisket well Baked three quarters 
of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

A List of Strangers Warned to depart the Town as the Law 
Directs viz'. 
July 7. James Cowes from Virginia. 

15. Robert Lollard & wife from Worcester 
17. Thomas Gilbert from Seabrook 
Sep'. 3. W". Chamberlain from Lexenton 
11. Adonija Camber from Conotticot 
[337.] Sep'. 14. Philip Sam". A Jew 
23. Thomas Smith from Bellingham 
Oct'. 5. Thomas finch from New York 
5. John Todd from Road Island 
5. Will"*. Tanner from Ditto 
15. Thomas Liske from Marble head 
Returned to the Clerk of the Peace. Oct'. 25. 1725 



At a Meeting of the Select men June 17***. 1726. 

The Select men agreed to vizet & Inspect the free Schools upon 
fryday next, being the 24***. day of June Instant, And to desire 
the liev'- messu". Thomas Prince, W™. Cooper & Tho'. foxcroft 
minister^, The Hon"«. Judg Sewall & Anth*>. Stoddard Ksq"*. to 
Jovu with them in vizitinor the Schools of m'. Nath". Williams m'. 
Edward Mills & m' Jacob Sheaf, To meet at the house of m'. 
Thomas Prince at Nine of the Clock in the morning with mess" 
Green ^.ewis & Dering Select men to attend that Service, and to 
vizit the North Schools the Same day & Hour, B}' the Rev^ Doc. 
Cotn Mather, m'. John Webb, & m'. W*". Waldron ministers To 
Joyn with Thomas Hutchinson, Ed'. Hutchinson [338.] and Ha- 
bijah Savage Esq'", with mess" Thomas Cushing, John Baker & 
Tim". Prout Select men, and to meet at the house of the R^. D'. 
Cotten Mathers at Nine of the Clock on said day. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, June 27*^. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select 
men for direction of the Bakers <& Clerks of the market is as 
follows 



154 Cmr Document No. 77. 

Of Peny white Loaf 3. 7 

Wheaten 5. 2 

Houshold 6. 14. 

Six peny Wheaten 1. 14. 14. 

being Computed at 10/6^. P^ bushel & 3/ p'. Bushel alowance 
for Charges. And the Several Bakers within this Town are or- 
dered to mark their Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first 
Lettera of their Christian Names and the first and Last Letters of 
their Sir Names. 

And the Clerks of the Market are directed to make alowance for 
Bisket well Bak'd Three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

[339. J A List of Strangers who by Order of the Select men 
were by m' Eneas Salter warned to depart out of the Town of 
Boston as the Law directs viz'. July 4*^. 1726 
mar. 23. Jane Adams from Marble head 

20. Joseph Belcher & Son from Brantry 
ap*. 24 Philip Samuel a Jew from new York 
martha foUet from Pescataqua 
26 James Young A North Britain 
May 2. m". Jackson from Piscataque has a husband at 

Canso Liues in Wings Lane. 
Hannah Ned an Indian Woman from Cape Cod. 

23. W™. Pentin a Gardiner from New London. 
Marthew Marjery a Jersy man from Salem. 
Obediab Perry fix)m the Country. 

27. Martha Knight from Wobarn 
June 13. John Haggard from anopilus Royal 

15. John Clark a Noi-th Brittain from Rutland. 

Nicholas Lisbody from Eastward A Soldier Cras'd. 
David Campenell a Jew from Road Island 

24. Mary Green from Road Island. 
Moses Harper from Brums wick 

Given a Copy to the Clerk of the peace July 5*^. 

[340.] Anno 1726. At a Meeting of the Select men July 1 1*^. 

Sundry Persons Petitioned for Licences to Sell Strong Drink as 
Innholders that were approved & Recomended (viz*.) 

Simon Rogers at Boston Neck 

Thankf ull Parmiter in Lynn Street. 

W™. Lowden at the borsshew in the Colon. 

Sundry Persons to Sell Strong Drink as Retailers Out of Doora 
approved &c. 

Mary Pollard in Brattle Street 

John Buckanan in Wood Lane 

Eliza***. Miller at her house 

John Allen at his House in Green lane 

Hannah Newman in Union Street 

Sam^. Blunt at his House near North batry 

John Dupee, Near Olivers Dock 

Peter Spooner in Ann Street 

Isaac Gamberto in Essex Street 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1726. 155 

Stephen Billian in Orange Street. 

Sam". Green to Remove to Corn Court 

Sam^. Meares Inholder to Remove to Dock Square. Granted. 

[341.] Sundry for Retailers Dissalowed viz*. 

Andrew Sigaurney 

Latlely Gee 

Robert Burgyone 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 18***. 
Sundry Persons for Innholder, that were approved <& Recom* 
ended viz'. 
John Sale in Newbery Street 
Rebecca Holmes in King Street 
Eliza*^ Smith in Milk Street. 
Sundry Retailers Alowed &c. viz*. 
W™. Atkinson at the Star in Havar Street 
John Millikin in Wings Lane 
Sflrah Marshal in Sumer Street 
Thomas Porter in Salt Lane 
Sundry Petions. Disalowed viz*. 
John Royall for an Inholder in Ship Street. 
James Ivers for Retailer Cambrig Street. 
Joseph Harris in fish Street 
Elisha Odlin in Ship Street 
Will"^. Young in Charter Street 
James CoUison in Ann Street 
[34!3.] Retailers Petitions Dissaproved viz*. 
Thomas fleming Near Rope walk. 
Jar vis Bethell South end. 
Tamozen Capron for an Ale house. 

July 21. 
Petitions for Retailers Granted. 
Walter Brown in King Street 
Sam^ Moale in Lynn Street 
Sarah Hnrris in fish street July 25 
Henry Dyer for a Retailer Disaproved 

At a Meting of the Select men, July 25***. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread Now Stated by the Select men 
for direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 7. 

Wheaten 5. 2. 

Household 6. 14. 

Six peny wheaten 1. 14. 14. 

being computed at 10/ 6**. p. Bushel and 3/ alowed for Charges 

[343.] At a Meeting of Members of Councill, Justices and 
Select men at the Town House in Boston august the 4*^ 1726. 

Being Present 
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156 City Document No. 77. 

port, Thomas Hutchinson, & Edward Hatchinson Esq', of the 
Council. 

Samuel Sewall, Sam^. Checkley, Tim**. Clark, Anth**. Stoddard, 
W™. Welsted, Habj. Savage, Joseph Wadswortb «& Nath". Green 
Esq". Justices & Nath" Green E8q^ mess" Ezek". Lewis, Henry 
Bering, Jon". Waldo & Tim**. Prout, Select men. 

Ordered that from and after the Date hereof, and untill the 
Second day of octo' next Ensuing. The Constables of and within 
the Town of Boston & Every of them by turns, do warn & appoint 
Six meet and Sober Persons Inhabitants of the said Town, on 
Lords days to ward on the neck at the Line of Defence, between 
Boston & Roxbury, Three of the Said Persons are to give their 
attendance there from Seven of the Clock in the morning untill 
halfe an houer past twelve at Noon and then to be Releaced by 
the other three [344.] who are to Continue upon duty untill the 
dusk of the Evening, and the Said Ward during their attendance 
there, are to keep the Gate Shut, and not to be opened but upon 
Lawfull & Neccessary Occasions, and Such Consitibles are to give 
in Charg to Such ward, to take due Care to prevent and Suppress 
all disorders, & to Examine all Passengers, and to Distrain them 
from Disporting, Idle walking or unnecessary travel on the Lords 
day. And if an}' Person be Refractory, Rude, or Refuse to give a 
Satisfactory Acco" of the occasion of their Traveling, or other 
wise missbehaue themselves, to take them up, & Carry them before 
the next .Justice of the Peaee, or other wise to Return their names 
to such Justice, that they may be convented and Proceeded against 
according to Law as Prophaiuers of the Lords Day. 

Voted. That the Members of Council, Justices, Select men &c. 
In order to Prevent & Suppress Disorders, do for the Space of Eight 
weeks following walk ihro' the Streets of this Town [345.] by 
night, according to an Assortment agreed upon & now lying on file. 
And that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrant & notifications 
Accordingly. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Signifie to the Justices & Select 
men of Roxbury what they have don about a ward on the Lords 
Day, and to Hecoment it to their Consideration So tar as they 
Shall think it proper for them. 

Voted. That there be an Acco** of the Towns Division into 
Wards & that the Town Clerk giue the Bounds of Each Ward to 
Each assortment for their Perticuler care, to Prevent & Suppres 
disorders as afore said. 

And that from and after the tenth day of Octo*" next, for the 
maintianing good Rule & order, and to prevent & Suppress dis- 
orders. That the Justices Selectmen &c. in the Several Wards 
according to the assortment then made & on file do take care to 
Inspect their Several Wards, as and as often as they Shall find 
needfull. 

[346.] At a meeting of the Select men of the Town of 
Boston the 18«^. day of aug"* 1726 

This being the j'ear wherin by Law we are Enjoyned in Concert 
with the Select men of Roxbury to Runn the Lyne & Renew the 
Bound Marks between our Town & theira. 



Selectmen's Mikdtes, 1726. 157 

It is '''erefore agreed by the Select men of Boston that the Said 
worko be attended on Tuesday the 23***. day of august Currant, at 
ten of the Clock in the forenoon, by the Selectmen of Boston 
(viz'.) 

messu** Thomas Cushing, John Baker, Nathan" Green Esq'. 
Ezekiel Lewis, Henry Bering, Jona" Waldo & Tim*. Prout and that 
they or any two of them are Impowered to Joyn with Such Per- 
sons, whom the Select men of Koxbury Shall Impow^r to attend 
and perform the Said Service, And that all Persons concerned 
therein are desired to meet at the hour aforesaid, at the House of 
m' Simon Rogers nigh unto Roxbury Lyne, And the Select men of 
Roxhury are accordingly desired to Send men for their Town to 
Joyne in the Said Work. And in Case the abouesaid 23^. day 
of august should proue to be wett wether, & apparently [347.] 
unsutable to attend the Said Service, That then the Persons Con- 
cerned do attend the Said Service on the Next fair day following. 
And that the Town Clerk do Send them notice therof . 

August the 23*"*. 1726. Persunt to the foregoing Order we the 
Subscribers met at the House of m' Simon Rogers and from thence 
went & Renewed the Bound marks betwen Boston & Roxbury as 
En trod in the Town booke of Boston Sep'. "^8^. 1708 and in the 
Town Book of Roxbury Sep'. 10**». 1723 

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Sam". Stevens j Roxbury. 

August 29'*'. 
Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for the Bakers & Clerks of the market is 
Of Peny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

Being Computed at 9/6' & 3/ P' Bushell for Charges 

[348.] Anno 1726. At a meetiuja: of the Select men, Sep'. 6*^ 

Henry Hamison from Road Island, Watch man was Admitted an 
Inhabitant of this Town and had Liberty to Open A Shop He 
having given Security to Indemnifie the Town in the Sum of one 
hundred pounds by Philip Bongarden & Martin Bremer. 

In answar to the Petition of m\ Samuel Welles for Liberty to 
Repair Several old Buildings in Orange Street as Set forth in His 
Petition, Entred in the Book for Etecording of Timber Buildings, 
which was Granted him accordingly. 

In answar to the Petition of Thomas Hutchinson Esq', for 
Liberty to Erect a Timber Warehouse on His Wharf in Linn 



158 City Document No. 77. 

Street as Set forth in His Petition. Recorded in the Book for Tim. 
ber Buildings, which was Granted Him accordingly. 

Liberty is Granted to m'. John Borland to Build a Toomb in 
the South Burying Place on the New Line on the same Conditions 
formerly Granted to Others (No. 37). 

Liheity also Granted to Joseph Brandon to Build A Toomb as 
abouse Said (N'*. 88) 

Liberty aleio Granted to Barret Dyer to build a Toomb as aboue 
said No. 39). 

Liberty also Granted to John Darant to Build a Toomb as 
above said N°. (85). 

r349.] Anno 1 726. At a Meeting of the Select men Sep'. 27"». 
Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of tiie market is as 
follows viz'. 

Of Peny White Loaf 8. 14 

Wheaten 5. 13. 

Houshold 7. 12. 

Six peny wheaten 2, 2. 12. 

Being Computed at 9/ & 3/ for Charges. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Octo'. 7*^. 1726. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables to notifie the Inhabitants duly Qualified to meet at the Town 
House on Monday the Seventeenth of Octo'. Currant at nine of the 
Clock in the forenoon, to Consider of and Do whnt Shall be thought 
best for the Town in the affare about the Country Towns in the 
County being made a County by them Selves to which this Town 
by Order of the House of Representatives were to have A Hearing 
the Second Wednesday of the Next fall Sessions. 

[350.1 Anno 1726. At a meeting of the Select men Octo'. 31*. 

Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

The Peny white Loaf 
Wheaten 
Household 
Six peny wheaten 1. 

Computed at 9/6*. P**. Bushel & 3/ for Charges and the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which 
they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian names 
& with the first & Last Letters of their Sir names. 

And the Clerks of the market are directed to make Alowance 
for Bisket well baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 
Liberty is Granted to Stephen Greenliefe, To make a Door out 
of Celler of His House in Milk Street as His Neighbours have. 

19 Nov'. 
Liberty is Granted to m' Nath". Cunningham of a Toomb in the 



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South Burying place in the New Line upon the Conditions as others 
have had Liber^ N*. (40). 

[35 1 . ] Anno 1 726. At a Meeting of the Select men Nov'. 28*. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as fol- 
lows viz*. 

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The Peny White Loaf 8. 11. 

Wheaten 5. 9. 

Houshold 7. 7 

Six Peny Wheaten 1. 1. 6 

Computed at 9/ 6**. P'. Bushell & 8/ Charges. 

Dec'. 8*^. 

W™. Hasleton Gardiner from New London, Admitted to Reside 
in Boston he having given Security by W"*. Lambert & Robert 
Auchmuty Esq*^. in the Sura of One hundred Pounds to Indemnifie 
the Town. 

12 Ditto 

Liberty Granted to Ebenezer youngman to take up the Pauement 
& open the Ground to Lay ja Drain from his House in fish street 
into the Comon Shore there, he forthwith making good the Ground 
& Pauement to the Satisfa< /ion of the Selectmen & keeping it in 
Repair from time to time. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be Computed at 10/ P. 
Bushell & 3/ Charge. 

[353.] Annol726. AtaMeetingoftheSelectmen,Decem'.23*^. 

Let to m'. John Dolbear the Towns House on the South Side of 
Said Dolbears Shop for Six months from the 29*^. day of Nov', 
last past He to pay to the Town Treasury for the use of the Town 
of Boston the Sum of fifteen pounds as by a wrighting under his 
hand Now ou file. 

At a meeting of the Select men. Decern'. 26***. 
Ordered, that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
foi' Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as follows 
vizt. 

Of Peny white Loaf 

Wheaten 

Household 

Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 10/ P'. Bushel & 3/ for Charges And the Several 

Bakers witliin thi8 Town are ordered to mark their Bread which 

the}' Bake for Sale, with the first Letters of their Christian Names, 

and with the first & Last Letters of their Sir Names. And the 

Clerks of the Market are Directed to make Alowance for Bisket 

well Baked three qnarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

[363.1 Anno 1726. Dec'. 30 

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He having given Security' in the Sum of One hundred Poandd by 
Edward Lock & Josiab franklin to Indeipnifie the Town. 

1 2 Janu'. 

Liberty is granted by the Select men to Doc*'. Thomas Creese to 
take up the pavement & open the Ground to Clear His Drain from 
his House into the Coraon Shore in Maulborough Street, provided 
he forthwith make good the Ground and pavement to the Satis- 
faction of the Select men & keep it in Repair from time to time. 

Liberty is also Granted to m'. Jonas Clark to take up the Pave- 
ment & Open the Ground to Clear his Drain from His House in 
Spring Lane to the Comon Shore in water Street, He forth with 
making good the Ground & Pauement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men. And keeping it in Repair from time to time. 

[354.] To Joseph Wadsworth Esq'. Treasurer for the Town 
of Boston. S'. — ' you are hereby directed to discharge Daniel Oliver 
Esq', of One hundred & ninty two pounds Eight Shillings & Six 
pence, He Stands Charged with in the Town Book, as Treasurer of 
the United Cofnittee for money he Received for Sale of the Towns 
Wast Land at Brookline. 

The Said Oliver having disburst the Said Sum with other Moneys 
formerly in his Hands for Purchasing & Repairing a Warehouse in 
Merchants Row and other Buildings by order of the Town) and 
delivered to the Town, May 13*^. 1726 

3'^ou are also Directed to discharge Abigail Belknap of a Rent of 
two Shillings p'. annum for Land formerly Lett to James Russel 
Esq', decc^. at the End of her House formerly the S**. Russels 
after John Coneys Death. The Same being taken into the Towns 
Possession in June 1725. 

By order of the Select men, Jan'. 30*^. 1726. 

S'. The Select men of this Town have made a Bargain or Lease 
of the Town Dock to Valantine Hill and his associates on Certain 
Conditions for the Term of Eighty years from 1646. The Expira- 
tion wherof, [355.] being near. The present Selectmen Expect- 
ing to Receive for the Town the aforegranted premises, haue 
notified those persons that at present Enjoy the benefit of Certain 
Buildings thereon, among whom Edward Bromfield Esq', is one 
who Informs us. That your Selfe in behalfe of your Kinsman is 
Equally concerned therein with Him, That Building being to be 
apprised and paid for by the Town when Delivered up which must 
be on the Twenty Sixth Instant. We desire you would be 
pleased to give direction to m'. Bromfield or whom you thinke 
meet to act in that afair, and do what may be thought proper 
therein, This Notification is thought to be Seasonable and is 
therfore given by order of the Selectmen. 

S'. your Humb. Ser*, 

Boston, feb'. 9"^. 1726, S. C. T. Clerk 

To the Honourable 

Sam^. Brown Esq'. 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread is as follows 
Of Peny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
Household 
Six peny wheaten 2. 



3. 


9. 


5. 


6 


7. 


2. 


0. 


1. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1726. 161 

[366.] • Anno 1726. Janu'. SO^. 

Liberty is Granted by the Select men to Benja Bronsdon to take 
up the Pavement and digg up the Ground to clear his drain from 
11 is House in Ship Street to a Celler cross the way in Said Street, 
provided he forth with make good the Ground & Pavement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men & keep it in Repare from time to 
time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 27***. 1726 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 

for direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows 

viz*. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3.* 9.* 

Wheaten 5. 6. 

Household 7. 2. 

Six Peny Wheaten 2. 0. 1. 

Computed at 10/ F'. Bushel & 8/ for Charges, And the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which 
they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Cristian Names 
and with tlie first & Last Letters of their Sir names, and the 
Clerks of the market are directed to make Alowance for Bisket 
well baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

[357.] Anno 1726. At a Meeting of the Select men March 
first 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Ishue forth Warrants for a Town 
Infecting to Convene at the Town house in Boston the Thirteenth 
day of March Currant, at nine of the Clock in the forenoon, To 
Chuse Select men. Town Clerk &c. and other Town Officers as 
the Law Directs, And to Grant Money to Defray the Necessary 
Charges of the Town. To Consider of Sundry Petitions viz'. 

Of John Yemans £sq^ & Others about A ferry to Nodles 
Island &c. 

About Chusing 16 Constables for the Town, About mess" 
Williams & Wroes Petition. About the Two Batterys and the 
Battery Wharfs, About Securing the marshes at the Botom of 
the Comon, To Consider of Some Method to preserve the Pave- 
ment in the Town, and to Consider of a master for the South 
SchoU. 

And also to Consider of Such other matters and things as are 
Proper for their Consideration, and Such other things as were 
Continued to this meeting &c. 

[358.] Anno 1 726. At a Meeting of the Select men, Ma'. 10**^. 

Upon application made to them by Mess" William Downs, 
Josiah franklin, Jacob Royaii & Jacob Parker, in behalfe of them 
iSelves and Others, That they may haue Liberty to Lay a Drain or 
Common Shore from Hanover Street, Down Union Street to the 
Dock for the Draining of their Cellei-s. 

Liberty is Granted to them to break up the Pavement and 
Ground to Lay a Drain or Common Shore, (according to the 
Direction of the Law) from Hanover Street, Down Union Street 



162 City Document No. 77, 

to tbe Dock Provided they forthwich make good the Groand and 
PauemeDt to the Satisfaction of the Select men, and from time to 
time keep it in Repare. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 6"*. 

There was Granted to W°*. Bowen Liberty to Build a Toomb in 
the South Burying place, on the Same terms as Others having 
paid his part of the Drain. N"". (34) 

also Liberty to Thomas Downs he having paid for the Drain. 
N^ (44.) 

[359.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 25. 1727. 

Edward Bromfield Esq', for him Selfe and the Heires of francis 
Buroughs, Decec'd. Assignes of Valentine Hill, & Jon''. Belcher 
Esq', assigne of said Hill, mett upon the place with the Select 
men of Boston & delivered them the Several Buildings or Tene- 
ments <& Lands in the' Possession and then in the Occupation of 
the Several Persons hereafter named, and by the Said Selectmen 
again Let into the Possession of the Said Tenements for the 
Town untill the Next Gene". Town Meeting at the Same Rent 
they were let to them by the Said Bromfield & Belcher, viz*. 

That of Edward Bromfields Let by Him to Stephen Pain, at 
Sixteen pounds P'. aiium. That of Jonathan Belchers Let by 
him viz*. 

To alex'. fullerton at Ten pounds P'. annum. 

To Thomas Odel at Twelve pounds P'. annum 

To Charles Warham at Ten pounds. 

To John Simms at Ten pounds P'. Annum. 

The whole Amounting to fifty Eight pounds P*. Annum all 
which with the Copy of the appi-izement, were ordered by the 
Select men to be Entred with the Record of the Town. 

[360.] At a meeting of the Select men, Ma'. 27*^. 1727. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows. 
Of Peny White Loaf 3. 14 

Wheaten 6. 13. 

Household 7. 12. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 2. 12. 

Computed at 9/ P'. Bushel & 3/ aloud Charg And the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which 
they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian Names 
& with the first & Last Lettera of their Sir names, And the 
Clerks of the market are directed to make Alowanee for Bisket 
well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

John Allwood Briches maker from Castle William is admitted 
by the Select men to Reside in this Town To Open A Shop & Ex- 
ercise his Trade. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk cause that Notifications be posted 
up to Signifie That if any Persons haue [361«] any Proposals 
to make for the better Impix)vement of the Town Dock & Wharfs 
or any part of them, They haue liberty to make them to the Select 



SELEGTMEN'g MiKUTES, 1727. 163 

men, who are Ready to Receive them, Sg treat with them about it, 
m order to Lay it before the Town at their next meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 29. 

Voted, that the Inhabitants and abutters on the Lower end of 
Prince street from m'. John Harwoods Corner to the Post by the 
Run of Water near m'. Sigernows Brick House, be Alowed to paue 
tbe Same, and that Provided Each Abutter paue Nine feet against 
their own Land upon Compleating the worke, The Town is to pay 
for the Remander that is above Nine foot on Each Side. 

ap'. 7**^. 
Liberty Granted to Thomas Williston to break up the Pavement 
& Ground from his Celler in Charter Street to lay his Drain into the 
Coinon Shore in North Street [362.] Provided he forthwith 
make good the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men & from time to time keep it in Repair. 

At a meeting of the Select men ap'. 28*. 1727. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Ishue foith Wairants to the Con- 
stables to notifie the Inhabitants quallifled to Chuse Representa- 
tives to meet at the Town House on Monday the Eighth day of 
May next at nine of the Clock in the fore noon to Chuse Represen- 
tatives &e, and to Chuse one assessar and three Hogreeves &c. 

William Strang has Libeity Granted Him by the Select men to 
open a Shop in this Town as the Law direciks. 

May 3"*. 

Richard Williams, Tallow Chandler from London admitted by 
the Selectmen to Reside in this Town upon his Giving Security by 

Elisha Cooke Esq'. & Cap* Demerrick in One hundred 

pounds to Indemnifie the Town. 

Patrick Jordain a Hatter from Maryland, Also admitted upon 

Giving Securytie in £100, by Cap* Fletcher & to 

Indemnifie the Town. 

[363.] John Legg Housewright from London is also admitted 
upon his giving Security of one hundred Pounds by to In- 
demnifie the Town. 

John Tuckerman appointed to be the Cowkeeper for this year 
Ac. • 

Liberty Granted to Cap*. Cjprian Southwick to Build a Toome 
in the South burying Place upon the East Line on the Same Termes 
as others had &c. he having Paid for the Benefit of the Drain N®. 
(46). 

4 May. 
Liberty is Granted to Doc'. Thomas Creese to take up the Pave- 
ment and open the Ground to Clear his Drain from his House in 
Maulborough Street to the Coraon Shore Provided he forthwith 
make good the Ground & Pauement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and from time to time keep it in Repair. 



164 Cmr Document No. 77. 

[364.] Anno 1727. At a Meeting of the Select raen,Majj 1«*. 

in Answar to the Petition of Leonard Vassall Esq', for Liberty 
to Build a Dwelling House of Timber on his Land in Summer 
Street as Set forth in His Petition Recoi-ded in the Book for Re- 
cording Timber Building. Which was Granted him accordingly. 

In answar to the Petition of m'. John Dolbear of Boston, Bra- 
zier, for Liberty to Erect A Dwelling House upon the Towns 
Land Leaced to Him by the Select men at the Head of the Dock 
formerly in the Occupation of Joseph Rogers as Set forth in His 
petition & Recorded in the Booke for Timber buildings. Which 
was Granted him Accordingly. 

April 28*^. 1727. The Selectmen Lett to Charles Henly The 
Towns House & Shop in Queens Street for Twenty five pounds P' 
Annum Rent to begin this Day. 

[365.] Anno 1 727. At a meeting of the Select men, May 29^. 

Liberty Granted to John Jekyl Esq'. To Build A Toomb in the 
South Burying place in the East line on the Same Conditions the 
former persons did he having paid for the Drain N**. (47) 

Granted to John & Thomas Hill Libert3' to Build A Toomb. 
On the Same Line on the Same Termes. N**. (45) 

And to ann Green A toomb on the Same Line on the same 
termes. N**. (41). 

And to W°*. Wheeler Jun'. A Toomb, On the. Same line On the 
Same terms. N^ (42). 

They having paid for the use of the Drain. 

29. Ditto 
Liberty is Granted to Peter furt. Gold Smith from New York to 
Reside in this Town to open A Shop and Exercise his Calling 
Having given to the Satisfaction of the Select men to Indemnifie 
the Town in 100£. 

[366.] Anno 1727. May 29^ 

Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Selectmen 
for direction to the Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as fol- 
lows viz*. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 14 

Wheaten 5. 13 

Houshold 7. 12 

Six peny Wheaten • 2. 2. 12. 

Computed at 9/ P'. Bushel & 3/ for Charges 
Liberty Granted to John Clark P2sq'. and m' Benj* Emmans to 
take up the Pavement and Digg up the Ground in Hanovour Sti-eet 
to Clear their Drains and Comon Shore from against m'. Tays 
House to the Corner of Josiah franklins House in Said Street, 
provided they forthwith make good the Ground and pavement to 
the Satisfaction of the Select men and keep them in Repair from 
time to time. 

10 June. 
George Steward from Ireland admitted an Inhabitant upon his 
giving Security to Indemnifie the Town. 



oz. 


dr. 


3. 


14 


5. 


13. 


7. 


12. 


2. 


12. 



Selectmen 8 Minutes, 1727. 165 

[Se?.] Anno 1 727. At a Meeting of the Select men June 22***. 

Liberty Granted to Thomas folker Apothacary to open a shop & 
Exercise his Calling being admitted to Reside in the Town. 

Martha Brown Spinster from Easlham Admitted to Reside in the 
Town having given Security by Thomas folker & Richard Avery 
to Indemnifie the Town in One hundred pounds. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, June 26^. 

Joseph Treat from Trurow Gun Smith has Liberty to Open a 
Shop and Exercise his Calling being admited an Inhabitant having 
given Security to Indemnifie the Town. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers & Clerks of the market is viz'. 

A peny white Loaf 

Wheaten 

Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

[368.] Anno 1727. At a Meeting of the Select men June 28*. 

Agreed to Vizit & Inspect the free Schools upon Monday the 
Third day of July next and to desire the Rev^. mess" Benjamin 
Colman, Joseph Sewall & Sam". Checkley minis**. The Hon"*. 
Sam". Sewall, Adam Wiuthrop Esq", m'. John Legg & m'. Samuel 
AVeles to Joyn with them, in viziting the Schools of m'. Nathan". 
Williams, m'. Edward Mills, and m'. Peter Blin. To meet at the 
House of m^ Benj*. Colman at nine of the Clock in the Morning 
with mess" Timothy Prout, Oxenbrigs Thatcher, John Hunt, <& 
Joshua Williams Select men to attend that Service. And to vizet 
the Schools of m'. Peleg Wiswall, and m'. Jera. Cond}^ at the 
Same time By m'. Peter Thatcher, m'. John Webb and m'. Joshua 
Gee, ministers To Joyn with Co". Edward Hutchinson, John 
Ruck, Esq". & Cap*. Sam". Greenwood with mess" John Baker, 
Jona". Waldo, & David farnum Select men And to meet at the 
House of m'. Thatcher at nine at the Clock of Said Day. 

[369.] Anno 1 727. At a meeting of the Selectmen July the 7*^. 
Sundry Persons Petitioned to Sell Strong Drink as Retailers with 
out Doors that were approved 

John Melliken in Hanover Street; 

Joseph Brisco in Maulboro Street 

Priscilla Clerk in Salutation alley 

Sarah Hubbard in Orang Street 

Henry Dyer in Newbery Street 

Alexander Harper in Sea Street 
10***. Ann Brown in Malbouro Street 

Hannah Ingraham in Com Market 
24***. Elizabeth Slocom in Sumer Street 

PMward Buckby in King Street. 

Robeit Snow in Cold Lane 

Sarah Dauis in Ship Street 



166 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Sundry Petitions for Inholders approved viz*. 

Hannah Meares in Dock Squar 

Debora Skinner in fish Street 

Thomas Moore in Linn Street 
Sundry Petions for Retailing Beer, Ale, Cyder and Perry with* 
out Dores approved viz'. 

Elizabeth Budden in m'. Pitts Buldings 

Moses Norman in Ship Street 
A Petition for an Ale house keeper approvd 

Philip Cutler in Sea Street and Recomended. 
[370.] Sundry Petition for Retailers of Strong Drink with 
out Doors. Disapproved viz*. 

Micha". Maccloud 

Elisha Odlin 

Mary Butler 

Rowland Dike 

Jarvis Bethel 

Thomas Mitchel 

Rachel Phipeny 

Moses Norman 

John Blower 

Thomas Bome' 

William Bowen 

Elizabeth Mason 

Jonathan Simpson 
10*^. Elizabeth Lyde 

George Lewis 

Joseph Harris 

Thomas Phillips 

Joseph Thorn 

Samuel Boyce 

Elizabeth Harris 

f ranees Shore 

James Ivers 
12**** Susanna Pulsefer 

Elizabeth Batersbee 

Nathan^^ Green Esq'* 
[371.] Sundry Petitions for Taverners Disaloud viz^ 

David Melvell 

Joseph Dodge 

Sarah Tomiin for Minot Tee 
Petitions for Taverners. approved viz*. 

George Parsons in Corn Market 
"^ . John Jones in Ann Street 

Sam". Green his Petition to Remove his Licence to bis House 
in King Street approved. 

Sundry Petition to Remove. Disaprov'd viz. 

Edward Moberly to the Long wharf. 

Sarah Tomiin to Minots Tee. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 24*^. 1727. 

Ordered. That the Several Persons named in the List Trans* 



Selectj^en's Minutes, 1727. 167 

initted to the Select men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for 
the Count}' of Suffolk as Licenced to Sell Drink according to their 
Several Licences in the year 1726. The Selectmen have Con- 
sidered of and have made no objection to the Renewing of their 
Several Licences. 

Saving John Sale who they Except agenst as un€tt to hold Such 
Imployment, for not keeping good Rule in His House, and not 
being aiowed by the Select men to Exercise that Imployment in 
the House where he now lives 

[372,3 Also they Except against frances Wardell as being 
unfit by Reason of her not keeping good Rule in her House. 

And they Except Against Samuel Moale as unfitt not being of 
a Sober Conversation. 

They also Except against Edward Moberly & Sarah Tomlin 
Retailers as not being, Licenced to Sell Strong Drink where they 
now live, and for that the Places are Judged by the Select men 
not Sutable for the Exercise of that Imployment in. 

Joseph Duglas & his Wife Late of Maiden Admitted to Reside 
in this Town of Boston upon giving Security by Joseph Duglas 
Jun'. and W°*. Lee in the Sum of one hundred ponds to Indem- 
nifie the Town, which they Performed. 

A list of Strangers warned to Depart Accord" to Law 

ap'. 6. John White, an Irishman from Dedham 
8. John Hast from Plimouth, New England 

15. Mary Howard from London 
Mai*y West from Newyork 

16. Robert Phenne an Irishman from Wells 
John Martyn from Kingtown 

17. John Savage from London 

18. Adam fanis from Philedelphia 

21. W°*. Nugel an Irishman from Ditto 

22. Thomas Humphries from Plimoth, New Eng- 

land. 
[373.] ap*. 22. Richard Bishop from Broklin 

23. Robert Sterling an Irishman from Rutland 
Philip Winnington from new j'ork 
francis Richardson from Ditto 

24. Daniel Perkins a Dancing master from Ditto 

25. Joseph Walker from London. 
John Todd from Ditto 

m". Susannah Caswell from Ditto. 
One Walker from Ditto 
27. David Jones a Shipwright from Ditto 
W°». Oxenton from Ditto 
Patrick Jorden from Virginia 
Charles Treleven from Bristol 
Joseph Shepardson from London 
May 8. James Dawiey an Irishman from Lisbom. 
Joseph Peirce from Roxbury 
6. Robert Wilson from North Carolina 
John Legg from London 
James fullerton from Road Island 



168 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Allen Andrews from Ditto 
Edward Smith from London 
9. John Zinger from Philedelphia 
John Hawkins from Newyork 
Joseph Doyle from Road Island 
18. Peter Hains a Dancing master from Bead 
Island. 
Elizabeth Bennet from Newtown 
24. Peter feust from New York. 
Returned to the Clerk of the Peace 15 July. 1727 

[374.] Anno 1727. August 10^ 

At a meeting Sundry members of the Councel, Justices and 
Select men at the Town House in Boston august the 10^. 1727. 

Being Present. Nathan". Byfield & Jona". Belcher, Esq", of the 
Council, Edward Bromfield, Thomas Palmer, Edward Hutchin- 
son, Sam". Checkley, Anth®. Stoddard, Tim°. Clark, Joseph 
Wads worth, Steph". Minot and Nathan". Green Esq". Justices. 

mess". John Baker, Jona^ Waldo, Tim**. Prout, Oxenbridge 
Thatcher, John Hund, and Jonathan Williams, Select men. 

Voted. That from and after the date hereof and untill the 
Eighth day of Octo'. next Ensuing, The Constables of & within 
the Town of Boston and Every of them by turns do warn Six 
meet & Sober Persons, Inhabitants of the Said Town, on Lords 
Daj's to Ward on the Neck at the Line of Defence, betwen 
Boston and Roxbur}' : Three of the Persons are to give their at- 
tendance there from Seven of the Clock in the morning, untill 
half an hour after twelve at noon, & then to be Releived by the 
other Three, [375.] who are to Continue upon Duty untill the 
Dusk of the Evening, and the Said Ward during their attendance 
there, are to keep the Gate Shut, and not to be opened, but upon 
Lawfull & Neccessary Occasions, and Such Constables are to give 
in Charge to Such Ward to take due Care to prevent & Suppress 
all dissorders, and to Examine all Passengers and to Distrain 
them from Disporting Idle walking or unnecessary Travel on the 
Lords day, and if any Person be Refractory, Rude, or Refuse to 
give A Satisfactory Acco" of the occasion of their Travel, or 
Otherwise missbehave themselves, to take them up and Cary 
them before the next Justice of the Peace, or otherwise to return 
their names to Such Justice, that they may be Convented, and 
proceeded against according to Law as Prophainers of the Lords 
Day. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Signifie to the Justices & Select 
men of Roxbury what they have don about a Ward on the Lords 
Days & to Recomend it to their Consideration, So far as they 
Shall think it proper for them. 

[376.] Voted. That the Members of Council, Justices, Select 
men &c. In order to prevent & Suppress disorders doe for the 
Space of Eight weekes following walk thrd the Streets of this 
Town by night, according to an assortment agreed upon and now 
lying on file. 

Voted, that the aeco^ of the Towns Division into Wards and, 



Selbotmen's Minutes, 1727. 169 

that the Town Clerk give Copys of the Bounds of Each Ward to 
the Respective assortments agreed upon and on file for their Per- 
ticuler care to prevent and Suppress disorders, as aforesaid. And 
it was then agreed that for the maintaining good Rule and Order 
and to prevent and suppress disorder That the Justices Select 
men &c. in their Several Wards do take care to Inspect their 
Several wards as and as often as they Shall find needfull. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Aust. 28«». 1727. 
Liberty Granted for Toombs in South Buryin Place 
To mess" John Hunt No. (49) *) <. 

Tom'. John Dolbier N^. (51) f terms wiSf others 
To francis Wardel N». (53). ) ^™® ^^^^ ^^^®^ 



[377.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep'. S\ 1727. 
Liberty Granted, for Toombs in South Burying place on the East 
Line, on former teims (viz*.) 

To m' Janies Pemberton N**. (48) 

To Cap* John fairwether N«». (43) 

To m'. W°» young Glazier . N^ (52) 

To Nath" Byfield Esq'. N». (50) 

20 Sep'. 
In answar to the Petition of Thos. Hutchinson Esq', for Liberty 
to Erect a Timber Building on his wharf in Ship Street as Set 
forth in his Petition Entred in the Book for Recording Timber 
Buildings which was Granted Him. 

26^ Sep'. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as follows 
viz*. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 14. 

Wheaten 5. 13 

Household 7. 12 

Six peny wheaten 2. 2. 12 

Computed at 9/ P^ Bushel, & 3/ alowed for Charge. 

5 Octo'. 

Liberty Granted to m' George Haiinas to take up the Pavement 
& Open the Ground in Union Street to Clear his Drain from his 
House there to the Cofnon Shore, He making good the Ground 
and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and keeping 
in Repair from time to time. 

[378.] In answar to the Petition of m'. Thomas Child for 
Liberty of a Still House at the South part of Boston fronting 
Essex Streot as Set forth in His Petition Entred in the Book for 
Recording of Timber Buildings. Granted by the Select men & 
approved by Two Justices, Oto'. 4*^. 

At a meting of the Select men. Octo*. 18***. 1 727. 

Ordered that m'. Elias Townsend haue the Charg of the Large 



170 CiTr Document No. 77, 

wooden water Engine which is at the North end of the Town, and 
he is alowed twelve men besides himselfe, and in case there 
Should happen any Difference at any time among them, that they 
Should want to putt out or take in any one man, Then m' Town- 
send that has the Charg of the Engine Shall give acco" of the 
Persons they want to putt out or take in to the Select men, and 
have their alowance or order for their so doing, And at a Time of 
fire breaking out, The Said Townsend is ordered to Improve the 
Said Engine where he thinks be may do the most Service. 

[379.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Octo 26*^ 1727. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Ishue forth Warrants for a Town 
meeting to Convene at the Town house upon fry day the Third 
day of Nov*" next at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon to Chuse 
Representatives to the General Court to Meet Wednesday the 22*^ 
of Nov', next. To Consider of and make answar lo a Petition of 
Sundry Persons for making in this County a Separate County. Also 
to Consider further of the Paueraent in Orange Street. As also to 
Consider of the Prices of Species that the Constables may Receive 
at for Province Rates. 

m^ Jeramiah Gridley is admitted Usher or asistant to m' 
Nathan" Williams at the Gramer School from the 17*^ octo' In- 
stant. 

7 Nov'. 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Nathan". Cunnigham to take up the 
Pavement and open the Ground lo clear his Drain from his House 
in maulbrou Street to a Cellen on the other side the way Provided 
He fortliwith make good the Ground and Pavement to the Satis- 
faction of the Selectmen and keep it in Repare from time to time, 
and in the mean time not to Obstruct the High way. 

[380.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov^ 27*\ 1727. 
Ordered, that the assize of Bread now Stated by the? Select i: en 
for Direction to the Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as 
follows viz'. 

Of Peny White Loaf 3. 14 

Wheaten 5. 13 

Household 7. 12 

Six peny Whoaten 2. 2. 12 

Computed at 9/P^ Bushel & 3/ for Charges. 

Robert Lemout from Branty Clothier admitted by tl e Select 
men to Reside in this Town to Open A Shop & Exercise liis Calling 
Having given Security to Indemuifie the Town as the Law directs. 
.John Tomkin Laborer from Bristoll admitted to Resi<le in this 
Town having given Security to Indemnifle the Town as the Law 
Directs. 

James Brouse felt maker from London admitted to Reside in 
this Town having given Security as the Law Directs. 

Dec'. 6*^. 
Caleb Philipps Teacher of Short Hand, admitted to Reside in 
this Town and to exercise his Calling having given Security to 
Indemniile the Town as the Law directs. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1727-8. 171 

Anno 1727. Decs'. 13*^. 
[381«] Thomas Cole from London Victuler, admitted an 
Inhabitant of this Town and Liberty to Open a Shop & Exercise 
his Calling having given Security as the Law Directs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 23'^. 1727. 

Ordered, that the Town Clerk Ishue fourth Warrants to the 
("•onstables for a Town meeting to Convene at the Town House 
upon Wednesday the 27*. of Decem'. Currant at three of the 
Clock in the afternoon, To Consider of and do what Shall then be 
thought best, In order to prevent Disorders being Cofnitted, both 
on the Night before and after the Lords Day about Shutting the 
Gates. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 25*. 1727. 

Upon the Petition of Sands Gibbon for Liberty to Remove his 
Licence of a Tavorner from the House where he now Exercises 
it in Orange Street to a house next to it for Reasons there therein 
given. Granted by the Select men. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be Stated at 9/ P. Bushel & 
8/ alowed for Charges. 

[382.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Janu'. 3'*- 1727. 

Voted that the Gates on the neck be Shutt one hour and half 
from the Sun Setting on the Evenings preceeding and following 
the Lords Day thr6 out the whole year 

At a meeting of the Select men, Janu'. 25**. 1727. 

Voted that the Select men will proceed to post up Reputed 
Drunckard and Comon Tiplers as the Law Directs. 

Voted that the Several Persons folowing have their Names 
Entred in the Said List viz^ 

William East Porter 

James Perry Porter 

alexander Simpson Brick maker 

Samuel Simpson Ropemaker 

John Pilsbury Laborer 

Robert Sanderson Tanner 

Henry merrj-man Laborer 

Joseph Smithen Turner 

John Gage Cardmaker 

John Curry Shoemaker 

Thomas Wybum ' Shoemaker 

AVilliam Leatherland Shoe maker 

Thomas Linsy Turner 

Benjam Varny Porter 

Joseph Greenhill Shoemaker 

Joseph Smith Butcher 

Samuel Adams Carmaker 

rS83,] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan'. 29\ 1727. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 



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for direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the Market is as follows 
viz'. 

Of Peny white Loaf 

Wheaten 

Houshold 

Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 9/ P. Bushel & 3/ for Charges. And the Several 

Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread which 

they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian Names, 

and with the first & Last Letters of their Sir Names. And the 

Clerks of the market are Directed to make alowance for Bisket 

well Baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 26***. 1727. 

In answar to the Petition of David Colson for Liberty to Erect 
and also to Remoue Some Timber Buildings upon His Laud front- 
ing towards Newbury Street as Set forth in His Peti" Entred in 
the Booke for timber Buildings was then Granted him, He building 
a Brick wal. Towards Doctor Stewards Laud. 

[384.] At a meeting of the Select men, feb'. 28*^. 1727. 

Ordered That the Town Treasurer abate mess" Ezekel Lewis & 
James Williams Twenty Six Shillings & Eight pence being one 
third part of the Last years Rent of the South Burying Place, by 
Reason they Lost part of the feed the fence being Down Some 
time. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk forthwith Isue forth Warrants to 
the Constables to warn a Town Meeting to Convene at the Town 
House, Monday the 1 1^. of march next at Nine of the Clock in the 
fore noon. 

To Chuse Select men, Town Clerk &c. and other Town officers 
as the Law Directs, and to Grant money to Defray the necessary 
Charg of the Town. To Consider about a Grainery also to Con- 
sider about the Towns part of the Sixty Thousand Pounds to be 
Emitted, also to Consider about the Batterys, Batry wharfs and 
Stores, and to Consider about the out wharf & Gapps thrd it and 
to agree upon Conclud and finish Such other matters and things 
as were under their [386.] Consideration M their former Meet- 
ings and Continued to be further Debated at this meeting. And 
Such other things as may be Proper for their Consideration. 

6***. March. 
Ordered. That Josiah Baker have the Charge of the Copper 
Engine by the North Meeting House 4 He is Alowed Nine men 
besides Him Selfe (Viz'.) John Adams, Thomas Demery, Joseph 
Roberts, Joseph Stargen, Joshua Thornton, f ranis Weteman, Sam^. 
Pousley, Christopher Souter & John Grant, And in Case there 
Should happen any differance at any time among them, that they 
Should put out or take in any one Man, Then the Said Baker that 
has the Charge of the Engine, Shall give Acco^ of the Persons 
they want to Put out or take ^nto the Select men. and have their 
Alowance or order for their So doing, And at a time of fire break' 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1727-8. 178 

mg out, The Said Baker is ordered to Improve the Said Engine 
where He thinks they may Do the most Service 

[386.] Liberty Granted march 7***. To Thomas Edwards to 
take up the Pavement and Ground to Carry His Drain from his 
Celler in union Street into the Comon Shore there provided he 
forthwith make good the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction 
of the Select men & from time keep it in Repair. 

At a meeting of the Select men, march 13*^. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the 
Constables forthwith to warn a free holders meeting of This Town 
as the Law Directs To meet at the Town House on fryday the 
Twenty ninth day of March, Instant at Nine of the Clock in the 
forenoon Then and there to advise Consurt and Determine about 
the Towns Proportion of the Sixty Thousand Pounds Bills of 
Creditt, Being Eleven Thousand one Hundred Pounds, Emitted by 
an net of this Government at their Sessions in Novem'. Last past. 
And to Chuse and appoint five Trustees as the Law Directs to 
manage tlie Same (if they See meet to take out the Same) accord- 
ing to the Said act. 

[387«] Liberty Granted, march the 15*^., to Cap*. Samuel 
Turell to Take up the Pauement & Ground from His House in 
Back Stieet to Carry His Drain thence to the Comon Shore there. 
He forthwith making Good the Ground and Pavement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men & from time to time keeping it So. 

mar. 19***. 
Liberty Granted to Cap*. Wiir. Webber to take up the Pave- 
ment and Ground to Clear His Drain from His House in flete 
Street to the Comon Shore there. He making good the ground & 
Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men & from time to 
time keeping it so. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen March 25***. 1728 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

Peny White Loaf 
Wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 9/ P'. Bushel 3/ for Charges and orders to Bakers 
& Clarks of Market as heretofore. 

[388.] Granted to m'. Robert Pattishal Liberty of a Toomb 
in the South Burying Place on the East line on tbe Conditions 
Granted to others. 

Granted to Cap*. William Blare Liberty of A Toome in the 
Same Line on the Same terms. 

On The Petition of Benjaman Landon for Liberty to Erect a 
Timber Building near Harrisons Bope walk as Set forth in His 



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Petition Entred in the Book for Timber Buildings which was 
Granted Him. 

28«». March 
Liberty is Granted To Cap^ alexand'. foresith to take np the 
Pavement and Ground to Clear his Drain from his House in Prine 
Street to the Comon Shore there, He making Good the Ground 
and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen and from time 
to time to keep them in Repair. 

ap'. 10*»* 

In answar to the Petition of Cap*, anino Bulfinch for Liberty t* 
Erect a Timber Bulding for a Dwelling House on His Land front- 
ing to Atkinsons Street, as Set forth in His Petition Entred in the 
Booke for Recording Timber Buildings. 

Which was Read and Consented to by the Select men. 

[389.] In answar to the Petition of Anth**. Young, To Re- 
move the Exercise of His Lisenee of an Innholder from the Salu- 
tation in Ship Street to the Signe of the Swan in fleet Street & Set 
up the Signe of the Queens Head there. Read and approved of. 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Joseph Bridgham to take up the Paue- 
ment & Ground in Milk to Lay a Drain from His House to the 
Comon Shore there, He forthwith making good the Ground & 
Pauementto the Satisfaction of the Select men & from time to 
time keeping it so. 

April 24**^. 

In answar to the Petition of Joshua Thornton of Boston House 
wright to Erect a Building for a Dwelling House of Timber on his 
Land in Gibbes Pasture fronting on Salem Street as Set forth in 
His Petition. Entred in the Book for Timber Buildings. Aproved 
by the Select men. 

Ambros Tower Late of Hull Cordwainer, admitted an Inhabi- 
tant of this Town & Liberty Granted Him to open a shop and 
Exercise his Trade He having given Security by m'. Benja. Alford 
and John Tuckerman in One Hundred pounds to Indemnifie the 
the Town ap'. 26**^. 

[390.] At a Meeting of the Select men, ap'. 29*»». 1728. 

Liberty is Granted to major Vassel & The Deacons of the Old 
Cliurch To open the Ground in Sumer Street to Lay a Drain from 
His House and the Churches House there, Down to the sea They 
making good the Ground & Pavement they take up to the Satis- 
faction of the Selectmen, and from time to time keeping it in 
Repair. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the 
Constables to notifie the Inhabitants Qualified to Chuse Represen- 
tatives To meet at the Town House in Boston on Tuesday the 
14"*. day of may next at nine of the Clock in the fore noon To 
Chuse Representatives, Ty thing men, one Constable and Such 
other officers as the Law Direct as are wanting. To Consider about 
the Place of the market, and also about unruly Doggs &c. and 
Such other things as are Propper for their Consideration 



Selectmkn's Minutes, 1728. 175 

Ordered. Tliat the assize of Bread is as foil. 

of Peny White Loaf 8. 14 

Wheaten 5. 13. 

Houshold 7. 12. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 2. 12. 

[391.] Anno 1728. At a Meeting of the Selectmen, May 2"*. 

John Melliken <& Jonathan Simpson are appointed to be Viewara 
& Sealers of Cord wood in the Boome of John Williams and 
Barth". Sears who are Dismist from that trust. Mellekins Precinct 
to be from the Town Dock to the South Battry. And Simpsons 
from Joseph Hubbards Whai*f to the fortification and Both tooke 
their oaths. 

At a meeting of the Select men, may 13***. 1728. 

ou the Petition of m'. Theophilus Lillie of Boston merchant, To 
Erect a Small She^d of Timber on His Land at the South end of 
the Town at the Corner of fragg land fronting upon Newbury 
Street as Set forth in his Petition & Entred in the Booke for 
Recording Timber Buildings 

The Petition was Considred by the Select men the Petitioner 
Paving before his Land in Newbury Street 

May 22. 
Granted. To Joshua Thornton to Open the Ground in Salem 
Street to Cary a Drain from His Celler there to the Coman Shore 
He forthwith making good the Ground to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and keeping it B^pare from time to time. 

[392.] Anno 1728. At a meeting of the Select men. May 
the 27*^. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated by the Select men 
for direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the market is yizK 
Peny white Loaf 
wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 9/ F. Bushel & 3/ for Charges 
Thomas Mullings & John Stringer are appointed as Inspector 
of the watches for three months from June the first next. 

James Ireland & are admitted watchmen in tiie Rume of 

Mullings and Stringer. 

At a meeting of the Select men June 1"*. 

Ordered and Agreed with mess". John & Tho'. Hill That they 
Should Set their fence before their New House in Summer Street, 
upon a Streite Line before it, five feet and Eight Inches from the 
Noth westerly & Noth Easterly Corners of the Said House towards 
the street. 

The Select men Pursuant to a Town Vote of march the 11"*. 
1727. Sett off and Staked out a way of fourteen feet from the Land 
[393.] in the Tenure of m\ Woolf, at the South End of the 
meeting house and is fifteen feet and Six Inches distant from the 



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Meeting House and at the North End fourteen feet from m'. 
Woolfs Land and fifteen feet & Six Inches from the meeting 
House and Droue down Stakes for the Bounds. 

At a meeting of the Select men, June 5*^. 

Agreed to vizet and inspect the free Schools upon Monday the 
l?*"*. day of June Instant, and to Desire the Rev**, mess" Thomas 
Prince, William Cooper and Thomas foxcroft ministers, The Hon***'. 
Adington Davenport Thomas fitch Anthony Stoddard & W". 
Payn Esq", to joyn with them in viziting the Schools of m'. 
Nathan" Williams, m'. Edwiard mills & m'. Peter Blin, To meet at 
the House of m'. Thomas Prince at nine of the Clock in the fore 
noon, with mess" Jonathan Waldo, Timothy Prout, Oxenbrigs 
Thatcher & John Hunt Select men to atend that Service. And to 
vizet the Schools at m'. Peleg Wiswall and m'. Jeramiah Condy at 
the Same time, By m'. John Webb, m'. W". Welsted & m'. Joshua 
Gee ministers, [394.] To Joyne with the Hono***'. Thomas Hutch- 
inson Edward Hutchinson & Joseph Wadsworth Esq", with mess" 
John Baker, David famum & Jona". Williams Select men. And to 
meet at the House of m'. John Webb at nine of the Clock the Said 
Day. 

In answar to the Petition of Edward Durant of Boston Black- 
smith for Liberty of building a Dwelling House of Timber in 
Winter Street as Set forth in His Petition. Entred in the Book for 
Recording timber buildings June 24*^. Read and Granted. 

In answar to the Petition of Ebenezer Hough of Boston mer- 
chant for Liberty of Building a ware house in the Room of a 
Smiths Shop on His wharf near Ship street as Set forth in His 
Petion Entred in the Booke for Recording Timber Buildings. 
Read & Granted by the Select men. 

July 3"^. 

In answar to a Renewed Petition of Edward Durant for Liberty 
of Building a Dwelling House in Winter Street as Set [395«] 
forth in his Petition Entred in the Book for Recording Timber 
Buildings. 

Read and Granted by the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select men, July 5***. 1728. 
Sundry Persons Petioned to Sell Strong Drink as Retailers 
without Dores, approved. 

Ann Norman in Ship Street. 

Elizabeth Ray in Batry march. 

Sarah Larman Near the mill Creek. 

Elizabeth adams in fish Street 

James Wright in Swing Bridge Lane. 

Sam*^. Boyce in Union Street. 

Martha Macklod in Walter Street. 

Will"*. Bowen in Shrimptons Lane 

Jona". Williams Jun'. in Corn Hill 

Joseph Turell in Midle Street 

Jona"*. farnum in Prince Street 



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Selecticen's MmuTBS, 1728. 177 

10*^. Sarah Cotta in Corn Hill 
John Willis in Batry march 
Sarah Battersby in fish street. 
U^. William Webber in fleet street. 
Edward Eweii nere the Ropewalk 
Nathan". Sheppard in Newbery Street 
Joseph Thorn in Tremont Street. 
yi Snsanah Jones in Hanover Street. 

For an ale House Keeper, Rebecca Tolman in ann street. 
[396.] Sundry Persons Petitioned for Tavemars or Inn« 
holders that were approved, viz . 

Noah Champney at His House 
Elisha Odliii in Ship Street. 
Ralph Mayar in Linn Street. 
£dward Lutwiche in Linn Street. 
Sam". Watts at Winnesimet 
Eliza"*. Cowell in Newbery Street 
John Sale in Corn market 
Sam". Green at Pools Wharfe 
To Retail Bear Cyder without Doors 
Joannah Moale in North Street. 
Sundry Petitioners for Retailes with out Doors. Dissaproved 
Viz'. Eliza*** Buflden at Pitts wharf. 

Robert Burgyone in Newbery Street 
Joannah Moale in North Street. 
Stephen Kinsley at Clarks Wharf. 
Richard Hall in maulbro Street. 
John Newton in Ann Street. 
Edward Moberly at Long wharf 
Philp Cutler in Sea Street. 
29"*. mary wright Petion to Retail Strong Drinke at her House 
in Swing bridg Lane, was approved. 

[397 • ] Sundry Persons Petitioned for Taverners or Innholders 
Disapproved viz'. 

Martha Hurford in North Street 
James Ivers in Orange Street. 
Sarah Tomlinson at Minots Tea. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen, July 20"*. 1728. 

The Several Persons named in the List Transmitted to the 
Select men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of 
Suffolk as Licenced to Sell Drink according to their Several 
Licences in the year 1727. The Select men have Considered 
thereof, and have made no objection to the Renewal of the Said 
Licences. 

25 July. 
Liberty is Granted To m'. Joseph Brandon to take up the Pave- 
ment & Break up the Ground to Lay a Drain from his House in 
North Street to the Comon Shore there he forthwith makeing good 
the Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen <& 
from time to time keeping it in Repair. 



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[398.] Anno 1728. At a meeting of the Select men June W^. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables forthwith to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town 
House, June the Twenty fifth Currant at nine of the Clock in the 
forenoon, To Receive the Report of a Comitte appointed to Con- 
sider of Sundry things for the Good of the Town. viz'. The abuse 
of Cord wood not fitt for use The forestalling the market, and 
also to Prevent abuses by Doggs, also to Consider of & take 
Proper methods to Prevent Incumbrances or Obstructions in the 
Gapps or Passages of the out wharfs. Also to Consider of and 
Determine what further method to take in Prossecuting of the 
Report of the Comittee about the out wharfs. 

July 25. 
Liberty is Granted to m'. John Walker to Digg up the Ground 
in Henchmans alley to carry his Drain from His House into the 
Comon Shore there, He forthwith making good the Ground to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keeping it in 
Repair. 

Anno 1728. 26. July. 
> [399,1 Liberty is Grs^nted To Thomas Jones to take up tne 

Pavement and break up the Ground in Prince Street from his 
House there to the mill Pond, He making good the Ground Ss 
Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and keeping it in 
Repair from time to time. 

At a meeting of the Select men, aug, S**- 1728. 

Richard Brown from London Cutler was admitted an Inhabitant 
of this Town & Liberty granted to open a Shop & Exersise his 
Calling, He having given Security by mathew Nazro & George 
Skiner in one hundred pounds to Indemnifie the Town. 

Liberty Granted to Jona" farnum to take up the Pavement and 
Digg up the Ground in Prince Street to Cary his Drain from his 
Celler to the Comon Shore there he forthwith making good the 
Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and from 
time to time keeping it in Repair. 

[400.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 26**^. 1728. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue forth a Warrant to the 
Constables forthwith to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the 
Town House on the 30"" day of Sep'. Currant at Nine of the Clock 
in the forenoon, then and there to Consider of Debate and give 
their Opinion what is best to be done about Setling a Salary for 
his Excelency the Governor or Comander in Cheif . 



Sep'. 30. 












Ordered that the assize of Bread 


now Stated 


by 


the Select 


men 


for direction to the Bakers and the Clerks of the market 


is as 


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lows viz*. 






OS. 


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Of Peny white Loaf 






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wheaten 






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Houshold 






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Six peny wheaten 




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Selectmen's Minutes, 1728. 179 

Computed at 9/ F". Bushel & 8/ for Charges and the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread they Bake 
for Sail with the first Letters of their Christian Names and with 
the first & Last Letters of their Sir Names. 

[401.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep*. 25*^. 1728. 

The Select men Executed a Leace to m'. Jacob Wendall of 
Boston merchant of The Brick Shop or Tenement at the Head of 
the Dock in Boston now in the Possession of Ben ja Gray Book seller 
for the term of Seven years from the first day of octo' Next com- 
ing, He the Said Jacob Wendell Paying to Joseph Wad^worth 
Esq'. Treasurer for the Town of Boston & to his Successors in that 
oflRce the Sura of Forty Pounds P'. annum on the first day of octo' 
yearly and Every year as by the Said Leace may more fully 
appear. 

11 Octo^ 
Liberty is Granted to Edward Lock to take up the Pauement 
and open the Ground to Carry his Drain from his House in Joliefs 
Lane to the Comon Shore in Water street, He forthwith mak- 
ing good the Same to the Satisfaction of the Select men and from 
time to time keeping it so. 

14 Ditto 

Liberty is Granted to m'. John Wheelwright to Digg up the 
Ground to Cary the Drain from His House in Cold Lane to the 
Comon Shore there he forthwith making Good the Ground to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keeping it so. 

[403 •] In answar to the Petition of Edward mobberly to 
Retail Strong Drink where he now lives on the Long wharf. Read 
& Dissaproved. 

At a meeting of the Select men, octo'. 28*^. 

On the Petition of Susanna Hobbs for Liberty to Sell Strong 
Drink as a Retailer as Her Late Husband Had he having a Licence 
granted him the Present year but dyed befor it was taken out. 
Read and approved. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 2°*. 

The Selectmen Executed a Deed to the Comittee of the New 
South Meeting house of the Land adjoyning to the Said House 
according to a Town Vote of march the 1 1"^. last past and Set 
out by the Select men, June the first 1728, and then Entred in the 
Selectmens Book. 

14, Nov'. 

Liberty is Granted to Joseph Belcher to take up the Pauement 
and Ground to lay A Drain from his House in Prince street to the 
Coinon Shore there he forthwith making good the same to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men & from time to time keeping it so. 

[403«] Liberty is Granteil to Grace Stephens to take up the 
Pauement & dig up the Ground to Carry a Drain from her House 



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in North Street to the Comon Shore there, She forth with making 
them good to the Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to 
time keeping them in Repair. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, No'. 25*^. 1728. ^ 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to the 
Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz'. 

OB. dr. 

of Peny white Loaf 
Wheaten 
House hold 
Six peny wheaten 2i 

Computed at 9/ F' Bushel <& 3/ for Charges. And the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their I^read which 
they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of theu* Christian Names, 
and with the first and Last letters of their Sir names. 

And the Clerks of the market are directed to make Allowance 
for Bisket well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

Anno 1728. Janu'. 23**^. 
[404.] The Select men went ui)on the Spot and in the Pres- 
ence of mess". Pemberton and Alexand' f ullerton gaue warning 

to Stephen Pain, Thomas Odel and Nucorab, that they 

must Each and Every of them quit the Several tenements which 
they do Possess of the Towns on the South Side of the Dock in 
Boston by the Twenty third day of april next coming. 

Novem'. the 20"». 1727 

The Select men Lett to m' James Townsend the north East part 
of the Cellar under the Town House, He to pay to the Town 
Treasurer for the Use of the Town Ten pounds P'. Annum from 
that Day. 

March the 20^ 1727. 

The Selectmen Lett to Thomas Clark Taylor The Shop of the 
Towns on the South side of the Town Dock formerly occupied by 
Cap*. Jonathan Pollard. He to pay to the Town Treasurer for the 
use of the Town the Sum of Ten pounds P'. Annum from that 
day and they agreed to alow the Said Clark Thirty Shillings to 
be deducted out of the first payment for Repairs of Said Shop. 

[405.] At a Meeting of the Select men feb'. 6*^. 1728 
The Select men Executed a Lease to m'. Benja Dyer of Boston 
Brazier of a wooden Shop or Tenement now in His Possession 
fronting upon Dock Squar in Boston So Called and Bounded 
Southerly on the Said Squar Westerly on the Wooden Tenement 
Lying betwen the Said Shop and the Brick Shop in the Possession 
of m'. Thomas Hubbard and Easterly on Dock Squar. To Him and 
his assignes from the first day of noveni'. Last past for the Term 
of Seven years next Coming, He Paying to the Town Treasor for 
the use of the Town the Sum of Twenty Pounds P. Annum for 
Each & Every year during Said Term as by Said Lease may mor9 
fully appear, In the Hands of the Treasurer. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1728-9, 181 

The Select men also Executed a Lease to m'. Thomas Bo3*lston 
of Boston Shop keeper of a Wooden Shop or Tenement now in His 
Possession belonging to the Town of Boston fronting to Dock 
Square So Called & Bounded Southerly on the Said Squar, and 
Westerly on the Brick Shop in the Possession of Thomas Hubbard 
and Easterly by the Shop in the Possession of Benjamin Dyar &c. 
for the Term of Seven years to Him & His assignes. He paying 
to the Town Treasurer the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for Each year 
from the first day of JaDu^ Last as By the Said Leace may appear. 

[406.] feb'. U^ 

At a Meeting of the Justices, Select men <& Overseers of the 
Poor at the Town House in Boston feb'. the 14"*. 1728. Agreed 
that the Justices, Select men & Overseers of the Poor, Taking One 
or Two Constables with them, Do vizit the family s in the Several 
Wards in the Town, on Wednesday the 19***. day of feb'. Currant. 
To begin about nine of the Clock in the forenoon. To prevent and 
Suppress Disorders, To Inspect Disorderly Persons, New Commers, 
The Circomstances of the Poor & the Education of their .Children 
&c. And to meet at the Town House at five of the Clock in the 
Evening of the Said Day. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 24"*. 1728. 
Ordered that the Assize of Bread Now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers & Clerks of the Market is as follows viz*. 

Peny White Loaf 3. 9 

Wheaten 5. 6 

Houshold 7. 2. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 0. 1. 

Computed at 10/ P'. Bushel & 3/F. Bushel for Charg. And the 
Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 
which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their [407.] 
Christian Names & with the first & Last Letters of their Sir 
names. And The Clerks of the market are Directed to make 
Alowance for Bisket well Baked, three quarters of an ounce for 
Each Bisket. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. the 26"*. 1728, 
Ordered that the Town Clerk forth with Ishue forth Warrants to 
the Constables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town 
House in Boston on Monday the 10^ of march next at nine of the 
Clock in the forenoon. 

To Chuse meet Persons to Serve the Town the year Ensuing, as 
Select men Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, Constables, and 
other Town officers as the Law Directs, And to Grant money to 
Defray the necessary Charges of the Town. To Consider what 
may further be don about the Batterys & fortifications in Boston, 
And to agree upon Conclude and finish Such other Matters and 
things as were under their Consideration at their former meetings, 
and Continued to be further debated at this meeting. And Such 
other things as may be Propper for their Consideration. 



182 City Document No. 77. 

[408.] At a meeting of the Select men, feb'. 26^. 1723. 

William Clark Late of London was admitted an Inhabitant of 
this Town & To Open A Shop and Exercise His Calling of a 
Brushmaker He giving Security in one hundred Founds to Indem- 
nifie the Town according to Law. which he did the first of march. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, march 5"* 1728. 

Robert Gardner Late of Glascow Wigmaker was admitted an 
Inhabitant of this Town and Liberty Granted Him to Open a Shop 
and Exercise His Calling He giving Security in the Sum of one 
Hundred Pounds to Indemnifie the Town, which he did accord- 
ingly by Robert forester Joyner & James Gardner Ropemaker 
march the 24^. 

At a meeting of the owners of tiie Mills with the Select men 
Sep', the 19*^. 1726. Present Nathan". Byfield, Simion Stoddard, 
Elisha Cooke & Edward Hutchinson Esq'", who appeared for them 
Selves and oth^r owners. And of the Select men Thomas Cush- 
ing, Nathan". Green, Jona". Waldo, & Ezey. Lewis. [409.] 
The Bridge over the Mill Stream in Hanover Street being out of 
Repair, It was mutually agreed by them That a thorough Repair 
is necessary to be Effected as Soon as may be, and That the 
Charges thereof be paid by them as follows viz'. 

Two third parts thereof by the Mill owners and One third part 
thereof by the Town, And further that the Said Repair be made by 
Larg oak Timber laid over the Stream and Duble Planked with 
oak on the Same In as much as Sumthing is Necessary to be don 
at present for the Convenience of Passengers Carts &c. And the 
Grand Repair is proposed to be Defered till the Spring, and in the 
meantime That necessaryes be provided. Agreed That Elisha 
Cook & Edward Hutchinson Esq"., with m'. Thomas Cushing and 
Cap'. Nathan'^ Green be Desired to take the over sight and Care 
thereof Accordinglj*. 

march 26^*". 1729. This was then ordered to be Entred in the 
Select mens Booke. 

[410.] At a IMeeting of the Select men, march 26"* 1729. 

The Select men have now Nominated and Chosen mess". 
Timothy Prout, Oxen* Thatcher, David Farnum, John Hunt, 
Jona'*. Williams, Samuel Adams & Jona°. Loring, Select men. 
mess" John Baker, Hugh floyd, Sam". Watts, Thomas Pratt 
Jun'., Sam^ Tuttle, Nathan Chever, and John Chamberlin, 
or any two of them, To Run the Lines and Renew the Bound 
jnarks. Between the Town of Boston, and the Towns of Lynn, 
Reading & maiden. In conjunction with Such Persons as 
Shall be appointed by the Select men of Each of the Said 
Towns Respectively, and the Said work to be attended and Per- 
formed, on the third Tuesday of april next, which will be the 
fifteenth day of Said month. And the Said Select men do propose 
and Direct That those Gentlemen who for and in behalf e of the 
Town of Boston Shall Joyn in Runing the Line next to Maiden to 
meet at the House of m'. Thomas Pratt in Rumny marsh at Eight 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1729. 183 

of the Clock in the morning of Said Day, [411.] And those who 
are to Run the line next to Lynn are to meet at the House of the 
late Cap^ Elisha Bennet, at nine of the Clock, and those of them 
who are to Joyn in Running the Line next to Reading are to meet 
at the three County Heap of Stones at two of the Clock in the 
after noon on the same day. 

But in Case the weather on that day Should prove wett and ap- 
parently unsu table for the performance of the said work. That 
then and in that Case the said Select men do propose. That the 
Said work be attended and Performed on Tuesday thence Next 
following. 

And That the Town Clerk do by Letters give notice thereof to 
the Select men of the aforesaid three Towns Respectivly And 
also to desire m'. Sam". Watts to give timely notice to the Gentle 
men of the Comittee that live at Rumny marsh to meet at his 
House half an hour after Seven of the Clock in the morning to 
Conclude how to divide. 



K 



412.] At a Meeting of the Select men, March 31*^. 1729. 
Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for Direction of 
the Bakers & Clerks o.f the market is as follows viz^ 



oz. 


dr. 


3. 


14 


5. 


13. 


7. 


12. 


2. 


12 



Of Peuy white Loaf 

w beaten 

Household 

Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 9/ P'. Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charg. And the 

Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 

which the}^ Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 

names, and with the first and last Letters of their Sir names. And 

the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for Bisket 

well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket. 

at a meeting of the Select men ap'. 18*^. 1729. 

In answar to the Petition of James Cock, Joseph Peirce, and 
other fishermen using about the Town Dock. The Select men 
order & appoint That they pay no wharfage or Dockage, And That 
for time to Come the fishermen using [413.] the said Dock be 
Restrained within a Direct Line from m'. Jona". Jacksons Corner 
to m'. John Pitts Corner, and that on Each Side of the Dock they 
Incomber no more then Three foot, and So Continueing a Streighf 
Line from the afore said Jackson & Pitts Comers, and That they 
auoy the Neighbours as Little as may be, which we Desire the 
Town Clerk to give order for. 

At a meeting of the Select men april the 25*^. 1729. 

Ordered That The Town Clark Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables of this Town forthwith to warn the free holders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town Dul}' Qualified as the Law Directs to 
Convene at the Town House in Boston on Tuesday the Sixth day 
of may next at nine of the Clock in the fore noon. Then and there 
to Elect & Depute one or more Persons being fi*ee holder and 



184 City Document No. 77. 

Residents in the said Town according to the number Set & Limited 
by an Act of the General assembly to Serve & Represent them in 
a Great & General Court appointed to be Convened held & keept 
for His Majestys service at the Court House in Saiem upon 
Wednesdny the Twenty Eighth day of may next Ensuing the 
date herof and So De Die in Diem During the Session & Sessions 
according to a Warrant under the Hand & Seal of Edward 
Winslow Eng'. Sheriff of the County of Suffolk Baring date the 
Twenty Second of april CuiTant, [414«] To Chuse Two assessors, 
and three Clerks of the market as also to Consider and Determine 
About granting more money, To agree upon Conclude and finish 
Such other matters and Tilings, as were under their Consideration 
at former meetings and Continued to be further debated at their 
next meeting, and Such other things as may be Proper for their 
Consideration. 

A List of the Toombs in the South Burying place on the South 
Line & Numbred viz*. 
Jonathan Belcher Esq', ..--------- N®. 1. 

Oliver Noyes Esq'. ---- N®. 2. 

Cap* James Gouch .-- N®. 3. 

m', Thomas Gushing .--. N®. 4. 

Cap* Thomas Steel - - - N^ 5. 

m'. James Bowdoin -----.------ N®. 6. 

m'. William foy N^ 7. 

m'. George Bethune N®. 8 

m'. Ezekicl Lewis --- N*.. 9. 

m'. Robert Gutei-idge N^ 10. 

m'. William Webster N^ 11 

Jeramiah Allen Esq'. N**. 12 

William Harris Esq'. N\ IS. 

Cap*, adina Bulfinch N«. 14. 

m'. Joshua Henshaw N^ 16. 

m'. John Gill, now Thomas Hancock .-.--.- N**. 16 

m'. David Colson N^. 17. 

Doc'. Thomas Creese N'*. 18 

m'. Henery Geneue N^ 19. 

m'. John Coney N**. 20. 

m'. Samuel Barrett N*>. 21 

m'. Jonas Clark N*. 22 

m'. Jonathan Jackson ---..------ N®. 23. 

m'. William Downs, pinmaker N®. 24. 

m'. Samuel R.md N®. 26 

m'. Thomas Wallis N*». 26 

Cap*. Eliazer Darby N^. 27 

m'. Silence Allen N*>. 28 

m'. David Deming N<>. 29 

Cap*. John Bonner N®. 30 

m'. William Spikeman N®. 31 

m'. Henry Gibbons N*>. 32 

m'. Joramiah Belknap - N^ 33 

m'. William Bowen --.---- N®. 34 

m'. John Durant N**. 35 



SBLEOTMEN'fl MiNUTEB, 1729. 185 

Penn TowDsend Esq', .-.-.----.- N". 36. 

m'. John Borland N°. S7 

m'. Joseph Brandon -.--.-.--.--N'. 38 

m'. Barret Dyer K". 39. 

m'. Nathan". Cunningham ---------- N". 40 

m" Ann Green ...---------- M». 41 

m' WiUiam Wheeler Jnn'., cap'. W». Blak - - - - N'. 42 

Cap' John fairwether --.--..---. N'. 48. 

m' Thomas Down ..-....-.-.- N'. 44. 

meBS". John & Thomas Hill N'. 4fi 

Cap*. Cyprian Southack -.--..----- N". 46. 

John Jekiel Esq'. N°. 47 

m'. James Peraberton ----------- N'. 48 

m'. John Hunt N°. 49 

Nathan". Byfield Esq' ' N°. 50 

m'. John Dolbeare ----...----- N". 51 

m'. William Yonng K". 52 

m". frances Wardwell ------.-.-. N". 53 

m'. WiUiam Lee -----.----- -- K". 54 

m'. John WendaU N». 55 

major Panl Maaeareea ----------- N". 56 

m'. Thomas Jackson ------------ N'. 57 

m'. Andrew Tylor N'. 58 

m'. franciB Gatcom ------------ N'. 69 

m'. Nicholas Bnttolph N'. 60 

W". Weleteed Esq'. His family N». 61 

Dots'. Natha". WilliamB N'. 62 

m'. W" Wheeler Jun' N». 63 

itf . William Palphreo N". 64 

meBSU". Zecha, & Cornelius Tbayet ------- N'. 65 

m'. Robert Pattiahall ' N». 66 

Cap". James Blin K'. 67. 

[End of Vol. 8 of the ai^aal. — W.H.W.] 



Selbotmen's Minutes, 1729. 187 



FOURTH BOOK 



OF THE 



SELECTMEN'S RECORDS. 



[1.] At a meeting of the Select men June 30"». [1729.] 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to the 
Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows y'lzK 

Of Penny White Loaf 3.* 14* 

Wheaten 5. 13 

Household 7. 12 

Six penny wheaten 2. 2. 12. 

Computed at 9/ P'. Bushel & 3/ P. Bush", for Chaises and the 
Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 
which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 
names and with the first & Last Letters of their Sir names. And 
the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for Bisket 
well Baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

At a meeting of the Select men, July the 4***. 1729. 
The Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licence to Sell Strong 
Drink as Retailers that were approved of <& Recomended by the 
Select men viz^ 

James Townsend in King Street 

John Buttolph in Leverits Lane 

Sam". May in Kings Street. 
[2 J] Margaret Thornton in CornhlU 

Martha Hurford in North Street 

Joseph Dodge in Hanover Street 

Sam". Oakes in Corn hill. 

Philip Cutler in Sea Street. 

Benjamin Mason in Newbery Street 

Edward Moberly on the Long wharf 

Jeramiah Rhodes in Mackrel Lane 

Elizabeth Lambert in King Street 

Mary flint in Queen Street. 

Abigail Clesby in North Street 

Nathan". Doubledav in Midle street. 

Lately Gee in Newbery street* 

Thomas Gyles in Ship Street. 

Sarah Bolderson in Ship Street. 



188 Cirr Dogumeni No, 77. 

Thomas Hitchborn in Ann Street. 

Abigail Thomas in fleet Street 

Eliza*^. Shepard in Newbery Street 

Joseph Simpson in orange Street. 
Sundry Persons Petitioned for Licence to Sell Strong Drink as 
Inholders approved, and Becomended by the Select men (viz^) 

Sarah Tomlinson at Minots Tee 

Caleb Norwood in Wood Lane 
Sundry Petition for Licence to Sell Stron Drink for Retailers* 
Dissalowed viz^ 

George Lewis at Church Square 

Sam". Thorn in Cambridge Street 
[3«] Ann Mondon in South Street. 

Margaret Pastree in Midle Street 

Richard Slape in Newbery Street 

Robert Sharp in Cambridge Street 

John Bryant in Bishops alley 

William fletcher in Linn Street 

Richard Dowse in Charter Street. 

Charles Potts in 

Sam". Cutt in Lovq Lane 

John Newton in Ann Street 

William Butler in Cornhill 

David Eustus near North Street. 

Joseph Duglas in Cross Street 

Elizabeth Pain in Long Lane 

Ebenezer Leadbelter in West Street. 

David Taylor, Near ann Street 

Adam Marriner in Ann Street 

Isaac Boynton in Back Street. 
One Petitioned for a Licence to Sell Strong Drink as a Tav- 
emor. Disalowed. viz*. 

William Bnrges in King Street. 
Sundry Petitions to Sell Beer ale Cyder and Perry were ap- 
proved by the Select men July 16***. 
Richard Williams in Midle Street. 
W"*. Ross in Ship Street 
Henry Butler in Maulbrough Street. 

[4.] Anno 1729. At a meeting of the Select men, July 16*, 
The Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licences to Sell Strong 
Drink as Retailers that were approved (viz*.) 
Joseph Tiiorn in Treemont Street 
James Killjnng in Batry march 
John Shaw in Beach Street 
Dorcas Snow in Cold Lane 
Robert Sharp in Cambridge Street 
David Eustns Near North Street 
David Taylor Near ann Street. 
Mary flood in Milk Street. 
Thomas Barnet in Moon Street. 
Sam". Thorn in Cambridge Street. 



Seleothsn's Minutes, 1729. 189 

At a meeting of the Select men July 23 

William Barges His Petition for a Taverner at the Crown Coffy 
House &c. approved & Recomed. 

In answar to the Petition of mess". Jonathan Williams, Andrew 
Tyler, Peter Thomas, Sam". Barret & David farnum a Comittee 
appointed, and Impowred to manage the Grain for the Town of 
Boston and the Building a Grainery for Liberty to build a House 
of Timber in the Comon for a grainery as Set forth in the Petition 
and is Recorded in the Booke for Timber Buildings 

approved by the Select men June 25^. 

[5.] Anno 1729. July 5"^. 

The Several Persons Named in the List Transmitted to the 
Select men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of 
Suffolk as Licenced to Sell Drink according to their Several Li- 
cences in the year 1728. The Select men haue Considered thereof 
and have made no objection to the Renewall of their Several 
Licences. 

Saving Ann Browne, who they do Except to, as unfitt to hold 
Such Imployment by Reason of her not keeping good Rule & Order 
in Her House. 

At a meeting of the Select men July 23^. 

In answar to the Petition of Ebenezer Bridge of Boston Black- 
smith for Erecting a Timber Building for a Dwelling House in His 
Land at the north part of Boston near Beer Lane, as set forth in 
His Petition Entred in the Book for Recording Timber Build- 
ings. 

July 23^. Read & Granted by the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select men Aug. 6^. 1729. 

Granted To the Several Persons here after named Each a Toomb 
in the South Burying Place on the East line on the conditions on 
the former Persons. 

The R^**. ra'. W°». Welsted for his fathers famaly 

William Palfrie 

Cap^ James Blin 

re.] Anno 1729. At a meeting of the Select men, aug". 6***. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now stated for Direction of the 
Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

Penny white Loaf 8. 9 

wheaten 5. 6. 

Household 7. 2. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 0. 1. 

Computed at 10/ P. Bushel A 3/ P bushel for Charg. 

At a meeting of the Select men of Boston, 14*** aug*. 

This being the year wherin by Law wo are Enjoyned in Consert 
with the Select men of Roxbury to Run the Line & Renew the 
Bound marks betwen our Town and theirs. It is therefore agreed 
by the Select men of Boston. That the Said work be atended on 



190 City Document No. 77. 

Tuesday the Twenty Sixth day of august Currant at ten of the 
Clock in the forenoon by the Select men of Boston (viz'.) mcssu". 
Timoth}^ Prout, oxenbridge Thatcher, David farnum, John Hunt, 
Jona°. Williams Samuel Adams and Jona\ Louring And That 
they or any two of them are Impowred to Joyne with Such Persons 
whom the Select men of Roxbury Shall Impower to atend & Per- 
form that Service [7«] and That all Persons Concerned therein 
are desired to meet at the Hour aforesaid at the House of m' 
Simon Rogers near to Roxbury Line, and The Select men of Rox- 
bury are accordingly desired to Send men for their Town lo Jo^n 
in the Said worke and that the Town Clerk do send them notice 
thereof. 

And in Case the abouesaid Twenty Sixth day of August Should 
proue to be wett weather and apparently unsuitable to attend the 
Said Service. That then the Persons Concerned do atend the Same 
on the next fair day following. 

At a meeting of the Select men, aug**. 25, 1726 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to the 
Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

Penny White 3. 9. 

W beaten 5. 6. 

Houshold 7. 2. 

Six peny Wheaten 2. 0. 1. 

Computed at 10/ P*. Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charge, Ordered 
that James Williams haue aded to his Salary for Rining the 11a 
clock Bel Ten Shill P' annum. 

[8«] The Return of the Perambulation betwen Boston & Rox-» 
bury aug'* the 26'^. 1729. Persuant to the foregoing agreement 
we met at the time and Place appointed and Renewed the ancient 
Bounds marks & Run the Line betwen the Towns of Boston & 
Roxbury as Entred in the Records of Boston Sep'. 28*^. 1708 & in 
the Town Book of Roxbury Sep'. 10"». 1723 
Edward Bridge ) agents for Tim®. Prout 
Eben' Pierpont / lS)xbury David farnum 

John Hunt 
Jona". Williams 
Jona". Loring 
Sam^^ Adams 



Select men 
^ of the Town 
of Boston. 



At a meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 10***. 1729. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to the 
Bakers & the Clerks of the market is as follows viz*. 

Peny White Loaf 3. 7 

Wheaten 6. 2. 

Household 6. 14. 

Six penny wheaten 1. 14. 14. 

Computed at 10/ 6^. Pr. Bushell & 3/ alowed for Charges. 

[9.] At a meeting of the Select men, Octo' 8^. 1729. 
Liberty is Granted to m'. Thomas Goodwell to take np the 
Pauement and Digg a Cross the High way from his House in 



OS. 


dr. 


3. 


3. 


4. 


13. 


6. 


6. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1729. 191 

Charter Street for Laying a drain from hia Celler Cross the Said 
Street and Down thrd Sliding alley So called, down to the Salt 
water, He forthwith making good the Ground and Pavement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keeping of it 
in Repair what He Shall So break up. 

Ordered that The assize of Bread now Stated for direction to 
the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

Penny white Loaf 
Wheaten 
Houshold 

Six Penny wheaten 1. 12. 12 

Computed at 11/6^ F. Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charges and 
the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their 
Bread they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 
Names & the first & Last Letters of their Sir Names, And the 
Clerks of the market are Directed to make alowance for Bisket 
well Baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

[10.] Anno 1729. Octo' 16"*. 

At a meeting of the Select men. 

James Pulman Taylor from NewfoundLand was admitted Aa 
Inhabitant of this Town, and Liberty to open a Shop & Exercise 
his Calling He having given Security in One hundred pounds to 
Indemnifie the Town l»y George Skinner & William Stevens. 

These are to Notifie the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston to 
bring & give in Perfect lists of their Ratable Polls and Estates 
unto the assessars of the Said Town at the Town House on the 
first Tuesday and Wenesday in November Next, between three 
and five of the Clock in the after noon of the Said Da3's, That So 
the}' ma}^ be as«esed their due proportion of the Taxes Sett by 
the Generall Court for the year 1729, when and where the asses^.ors 
will attend to Receive the Same, Boston Oct'. 15, 1729. Signed By 
order and at the Desire of the assessors. 

S. C. Town Clerk. 

[11.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 25'**. 1729. 
Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to 
the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz*. 

Of Penny white Loaf 3. 1 . 

Wheaten 4. 10 

Household 6. 3. 

Six penn}' wheaten 1. 11. 13. 

Computed at 12/ P'. Bushel & 3/ F. Bushel Charges And the 
Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 
which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 
Names and with the first and Last Letters of their Sir n;nnes. 
and the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for 
Bisket well Baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

At a meeting of The Select men, Dec'. 10*^. 1729. 

In answar to the Petition of Joseph Webb of Boston, Wiggmaker, 



192 City Document No. 77. 

for Erecting a Dwelling House of Timber Near Atkinsons Street 
»n Boston as Set forth in His Petition, Entred in the Booke for 
Recording Timber Buildings. Approved of and Concented to by 
the Select men. 

Anno 1729. Decern'. 29*^. 

[13.] At a meeting of the Select men, Dec'. 29*^. 

Granted to m' John Windal Liberty for a Toomb in the South 
Burying place in the East Line on the Same Conditions that others 
had them Granted on. 

The Selectmen Let to m' James Townsend that part of the 
Town House Celler on the South Side formerly occupied by m'. 
Jonathan Williams at fourteen pounds P' annum, to begin October 
the fourteenth last. Entred by the Select mens order. 

31 Dec*. 

In answar to the Petition of Edward Lutwj'ck for to Remove 
his Licence of a Taverner from his House in Linn Street to a 
House belonging to Elisha Cooke Esq', in King Street Granted 
upon his Leaveing to Exercise the Said Licence in Linn Street. 

Granted to m'. will". Lee Libert}* of a Toomb in the South 
Burying Place in the East Line on the Same Conditions with others 
was Granted 11"» July 1728. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen Janu' 22*\ 1729. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston forthwith to warn all the free holders 
and Other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly qualified as the 
Law directs [13.] To Convene at the Town House in Boston upon 
monday the Second day of february next at Nine of the Clock in 
the forenoon. Then & there to Consider, Debate and Determine 
about Raising or Contributing Money Towards Supporting the 
agents of the Honourable the House of Representatives, for Car- 
rying on the affairs of this Province at the Court of Great Britaine, 
as has bin Recomended to the Several Towns by the Said House. 
And further to act and do. Conclude and finish Such other matters 
& things as are proper for their Consideration at said meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, feb'. 18*^. 1729. 

In answar to the Petition of Sam" Hood of Boston Shipwright lo 
Build a Dwelling House of Timber at the South end of Boston 
fronting upon Bartons Rope walk So called as Set forth in his 
Petition Recorded in the Booke for TimerBuldings Read & 
Granted by the Select men. 

David Eustis of Boston marrincr has Liberty Granted to Digg 
up the Ground to Gary his Drain from his House to the Comon 
Shore near it. He making good the Ground to the Satisfaction of 
the Select men, and from time to time keeping it in Repare. 

[14.] At a meeting of the Select men feb'. 18"». 1729. 
The Select men Executed a Lease of Winnesimet ferr}' to Sam". 
Watts & Thomas Gyles for Seven years from the first day of march 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1729. 193 

tiezt, They to pay To the Town Treasurer Twenty Pounds P*. an- 
num for Each j-ear. To be paid Quarterly as by the Lease appears. 

The Select men Executed a Lease the Same Day To m' John 
Edward of Boston Goldsmith of a Shop or Tenement now in His 
Possession Called Number Six Situate and being in Boston, front- 
ing upon Dock Squar Bounded Southerlj^ on Said Square westaily 
on the Shop in the Possession of m"". Dyer notherly on the 
Town Dock, Easterly on the Shop in the Possession of m^ 
Casno for the Term of Seven years from the first day of January 
X<ast past. He paying to the Town Treasurer for the use of 
the Town the Sum of Twenty Pounds P'. annum for Each and 
Ever}'^ year during the Said Term in Lawfull Bills of Creditt 
of this Province or monej', at four payments in Each year as by 
the Leace may more fully appear. 

The Select men also Executed a Lease to m'. Isaac Casno of 
Boston Sadler of a Shop or Tenement now in his Possession called 
[15.] Number Seven Situate and being in Boston fronting to 
Dock Squar, bounded Southerly on Said Sqnar, westarly on the 
Shop in the Possession of John Edwards Northerly on the Dock, 
Easterly on the Shop in m'. Bunkers Possession for the term of 
Seven years from the first day of January Last past He paying to 
the Town Treasurer for the use of the Town, The Sum of Twenty 
Pounds P. annum, for Each and Every year during the Said term 
in Good and Lawfull Bills of Credit of this Province or monej', 
at four payments in Each year as by the Said Lease may more 
fully appear. 

The Select men also then Executed a Lease to m'. Oxenbridge 
Thatcher of Boston Brazier of a Shop or Tenement now in His 
Possession Called Number Eleven, Situate and being in Boston 
fronting to Dock Squar So called Bounded Southerly on the Said 
Squar, westerly by the Shop in the Possession of m'. Endicot noth- 
erly by the Town Dock & Easterly on the Town Dock, for the Terni 
of Seven years, from the first daj' of January Last past, He paying 
to the Town Treasurer for the use of the Town, The Sum of 
Twenty Pounds P. annum for Each and Every year during the 
Said Term in good & Lawfull Bills of Credit of this Province or 
money at four payments Each year as by said Lease may more 
fully appear. 

[16,] At a meeting of the Select mon feb'. 26'*'. 1729. 

The Select men Executed a Lease to Benjamin Bunker Jun^ of 
Boston, Tin plate worker of a Shop or Tenement now in his Pos- 
session Called Number Eight, Situate and lying in Boston fronting 
to Dock Square So Called, and is Bounded Southerly on the Said 
Squar and Westerly on the Shop in the Possession of m'. Casno, 
Notherly on the Town Dock Easterly by the Shop in the Posses- 
sion of Thomas Johnson, for the Term of Seven years from the 
first day of January Last past. He paying to the Town Treasurer 
for the use of the Town the Sum of Twenty Pounds P^ Annum 
for Each & Every j^ear during the said Term in Lawfull Bills of 
Credit or money at four Equal Payments Each j-ear as by the 
Lease may more fully appear. 



194 Crrr Document No. 77« 

The Same Day The Select men Executed a Lease to m'. Thomas 
Johnson of Boston Painter Stainer of a Shop or Tenement Now 
in His Possession Called number Nine Situate and being in Boston 
fronting to Dock Square So Called, Bounded Southerly on the Said 
Squar, westerly upon the Shop in m'. Bunkers Possession Noth* 
erly [17«] on the Town Dock, Easterly upon the Shop in m^ 
Endicots Possession, for the term of Seven years, from the first 
day of Janu'. last past, He paying to the Town Treasurer for the 
use of the Town Twenty Pounds P. Annum, for Each and Every 
year during the Said Term, of Lawfull Hills of Credit of this 
Province or money at four payments Each year, as by the Said 
Lease may more fully appear. 

The Same da}' also the Select men Executed a Lease to Ben- 
jamin Endicot of Boston Booke Seller of a Shop or Tenement 
now in his Possession called number Ten, Situate and being in 
Boston fronting to Dock Squar So Called, and is Bounded South- 
erly by said Squar, westerly on the Shop in the Possession of m'. 
Johnson, notherly on the Town Dock, Keasterly upon the Shop ia 
m'. Thatchers Possession, for the Term of Seven years, from the 
first day of January Last past. He paying to the Town Treasurer 
for the use of the Town The Sum of Twenty Pounds P'. annum 
for Each and Every 3'ear during the said Term in Lawfull Bills of 
Credit of this Province or money at four payments Each year as by 
the Lease may more fully appear. 

[18«] At a meeting of the Select men, march the 2™*. 1729. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk forthwith Ishue forth warrants 
to the Constables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town 
House in Boston on Monday the 9*^. day of inarch Currant at 
Nine of the Clock in the fore noon. To Chuse meet Persons to 
Serve the Town the year Ensueing, As Selectmen Town Clerk 
Overseers of the Poor, Constables and other Town officers as the 
Law directs, And to grant Money to defray the Necessary Charges 
of the Town, To Consult proper Methods for Preventing the 
Spreading of the Small Pox by Inoculate and to Consider of mak- 
ing Some adition to the Alms House, for Keeping Distracted 
Persons Seperate from the Poor, To Consider further ahout the 
Grainery, To Consider what is best to be don to preserve the 
Stores at the South & north Baterys, and to Consider what is best 
further to be don about Recovering the ware house at the Dock 
formerly Clamed by Eliakin Hutchinson Esq'. Deced. [19«] and 
to agree upon Conclude and finish Such other matters and Things 
as were under their Consideration at their former meetings and 
Continued to be further Debated at this meeting. And Such other 
things as may be proper for their Consideration <&c. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March 12**». 1729. 

Granted to m"". Thomas Jackson of Boston merchant, One of 
the New Toombs in the South Burying Place in the East Line N°« 
( ) on the Same Conditions with Others. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, March the 30*^. 1730 



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' Ordered that the assize of Bread Now Stated for direction to the 

Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows 

Of Penny White Loaf 

Wheaten 

Houshold 

Six peny wlieaten 1. 

Computed .at 12/ P. . Bushel Sd 3/ alowed for Ciiarges and the 

Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark tlieir Bread 

wiiich they bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 

names, and with the first & Last Letters of their Sir names and 

the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for Bisket 

well baked three quarter of an ounce on Each Bisket. 

[!30«] At a meeting of the Justices and Select men at the 
Town House April the 16*^. 1730. 

Voted That the Justices Select men, overseers of the Poor As- 
sessors and Constables Do vizlt the families in the Several Wards 
in the Town on Wednesday the 22^^. day of april next about nine 
of the Clock in the forenoon. To prevent & Suppress Disorders 
to Inspect Disoi-derly Persons, New Com mers, the Circumstances of 
the Poor and the Education of their Children &c. and to meet at 
the Town House at five of the Clock in .the Evening of the Said Da}'. 

The Several ward according to the assortment then agreed upon 
which is on file. 

The Bounds of the Several wards of the Town as made feb'. 8*^; 
1715. by the Select men were as follows viz^ 

N^. 1. North Ward. 

Bounded northerly by Charles River, and South by the north 
Side of fieet Street & Bennet Street. 

N^ 2. fleet Ward. 

Bounded notherly by the South Side of fleet Street and Bennet 
Street and Southerly by Wood and Beer Lanes. 

[21.] N«. 3. Bridge Ward. 

Bounded notherly by Wood & Beer Lanes and Southerly by the 
mill Creek. 

N*». 4 Creek Ward 

Bounded northerly by the mill Creek & Southerly by the north 
Side of wings Lane, and from the uper end thereof the north Side 
of Hanover Street to the orange tree and the north Eeast Side of 
Cambridge Street. 

N«. 5 Kings Ward. 

Bounded northerly by the South Side of Wings Lane from the 
uper End thereof the South Side of Hanover Street, and the South 
westerly Side of Cambridge Street and Southerly by the north Side 
of King & Queen Streets to the Southward of the writeing School 
House, m^ Cottens House the Southermost House. 
N«. 6. Change Ward. 

Bounded northerly by the South Sides of King and Queen Streets, 
and Southerly by the north Side of milk Street, Thence the west 
Side of malbrough Street as far as Rawsons Lane the north Side 
therof and the north Side of the Common. 

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196 City DocLTOiNT No. 77. 

nounded nortlierly by the South Side of milk Street theuce the 

East Side of malbroagh Street as far as Rawsons Lane the South 

Side tlierof. Southerly by the [22.] North Side of West and Pond 

Streets, Blind Lane and thence the north Side of Summer Street. 

N^ 8 South Ward. 

Bounded northerly by the South Side of Summer Street, as far 
down as Churcli Green, the South Side of Blind Lane, of Pond and 
West Streets, & Southerly by the Towns Southern Bounds. 

At a meeting of the Select men, aprill 27"*. 1 730. 

mess" John Nichols, John Bucanan, Richard Whetterage, John 
Mellecan & W™. Wheeler are appointed viewars & Sealers of Cord 
Wood within the Town of Boston, and to take their oathes to the 
faithful! Discharge of their office or trust, They to be alowed two 
pence P'. Cord for So much wood as they Shall view & Seal And 
to be paid it by the Buyer. 

The Said Nichols Precinct to be Wentworths wharf; Bucannans 
Precinct to be Robys and Halseys wharfs, Whetterage Precinct to 
be Co". Hutchinsons and the North wharfs, Mellecans Precinct from 
the Town Dock to the South Batry and Wheelers Precinct to be 
from the South Batry to the fortifications. They all to be Carfull 
to Se the Said Laws observ*. 

[23«] At a meeting of the Select men may the first 
Ordered Tliat the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables To warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town House 
in Boston on Tuesday the Twelfth day of may Currant at nine of 
the Clock in the forenoon. Then and there to Elect & De[>ute one 
or more Persons (being free holders and Residents in the Said 
Town) according to the number Sett and Liinitted by an Act of the 
General assembly. To Serve and Represent them in a Great and 
General Court appointed to be conveined held and Keept for His 
majests Service at the Town of Cambridge upon Wednesday the 
Twenty Seventh Day of may Currant and So De Die in Diem, 
During the Session & Sessions according to a Warrant under the 
Hand and Seal of Edward Winslow Esq'. Sheriff of the County of 
Suffolk, Baring Date the Twenty Eighth day of april Last past, and 
to Chuse one Select man, one assessar one Clerk of the market, To 
Receive the Report of Sundry Committees, and also to Consider 
what may be flirther done about the out wharfs. 

[24.] Anno 1730. June 3**. Liberty is granted torn'. Benja- 
min Hutchinson to take up the Pavement & digg up the Ground to 
Clear his Drain from his Celler to the Dock, He forthwith making 
good the Ground and pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men and keeping them in Repare from time to time. 

July 6«». 
Liberty is Granted to m" W™. Brown to take up the Pavement 
and digg up the Ground to Carry his Drain from his new Celler to 
the Comon Shore in milk Street He making Good the Ground and 
pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to 
time Keeping them in Repair. 



Seleotmen's Minutes, 1730. 197 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 15*^ 

The Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licences to Sell Strong 
Drink as Retailers without Doors were allowed and Becomend by 
the Select men viz*. 

[25.] Sam^ . Cutt in Bennet Street 

Sam". Oakes in Malbrough Street 

Clemant Sumner in Ship Street 

Nathan". Ayres in Salem Street 

Hannah Carlilein fush Street 

Elizabeth Budding at Pitts wharf 

William Young in Charter Street 

Bebecca Tinny in Ship Street 

Mary fleming near fort Hill 

Ann Mondon in Hanover Street 

Mary Nevell in Shrimptons Lane 

Joseph Duglas in Cross Street 

John Helyer near Leverets Lane 

Mary Taylor in fish Street 

Thomas Miller in Pnnce Street 

James Addison in Hanover Street 

Elizabeth Whittle in Ship Street 

Eliza***, Boston in orang Street 

Ebenezer Lamson in Back Street 

Tamozen Capron in Midle Street 

Marlha farnum in North Street 

Eliza*^. Thomas in Hanover Street 

Rebecca Tolman in Ann Street 

mercy Youngman in fish Street 

Thomas Philips in Corn Hill. 
[!86«] Elizabeth Masters near Ann Street 

Joseph Savel in King Street 

James Christopher near Ann Street 

Elizabeth Atkinson near Swing Bridge 

abigail Dawson in Back Street, 
for Tavernors Allowed viz*. 

Joseph Pierce in Linn Street 

Richard Douse at Long wharf 

Edward Luthwich to Crown CoflPy House 
Petitions of Sundry Persons for Retailers that were Dissalowed 
(viz*.) 

Thomas Dawes in Sudery Street 

John Newton in Ann Street 

Abigail Dellawaj' in Back Street 

Edward Page near midle Street 

Elizabeth Baker in Love Lane 

Benja floyd at R marsh 

Mary Perry at Long Wharf 

John Storey in Ship Street 

Thomas Mitchell in Corn hill 

frances Shore 

John Humble in Bennet Street 

Sarah Tomkin in Prince Street 



198 City Document No. 77. 

[27«] Mary Bowen in Shrimptons Lane 

John Deal in Midle Street 

francis Hudson in Linn Street 

Roger Hardcastle in Cornhill 

John Hewes in midle Street 

Will". Grozer in Linn Street 

William morton in Back street 

Elizal)eth Huson in fish Street 

Charles floyd Near fort Hill 

Edward Drinker near Salem Street 

Ralph Mayer in Linn Street 

Isaac Lewis at R marsh 

mary Webster in Long Lane 

Mary Barter near Ann Street 
y Sam". Jones in Charter Street 

Martha Harvey near Ship Street 
Petitions for Tavernors, Dissalowed, (viz*.) 

John Mudd in Linn Street 

John Willis in Batry march 

Robert BurgNone in Orang Street 

William Burges in King Street 
The Several Persons Named in the List Transmitted to tne 
Select men by the [28. J Clerk of the Peace for the County of 
Suffolk as Licensed to Sell Drink according to their Several 
Licenses in the year 1729. The Selectmen have considred there- 
of and have made no objection to the Renewall of their Several 
,^ Licences Saving John Jones in Ann Street and Elizabeth Smith in 
milk street Inn holders And Joseph Simpson in orange Street 
Retailer out of Doors, whom they object to as unfitt to hold Such 
Imployments. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 17"». 1730. 
The Petition of william Davison to be an Inn holder in fish 
Street was approved and He Recomended. 

Sundry Petitions for Retailers with out Doors approved viz'.) 

David Melvell in Wings Lane 

Joshua Henshaw in Nubery Street 

Ruth Estabrooke in Long Lane 
22"^. Nathan". Green Esq', in Milk Street 

Eliza*^ Ruby in Moon Street 
24 Margaret Pastree in Midle Street 

[29.] Anno 1730. July 22 

Abigail Durges Alowed to Retail Beer, Ale, Cyder, Sd Peiiy 
without Doors. 
Retailers of Strong Drinke Disalowd viz*. 
Roland Dike 

Hana Bond in Sudbery Street. 
Cornelius Campbell in Cold Lane 

27 Julv 
On the Petition of William Lowder to Remove His Licence of a 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1730. 199 

Tavernor from the House where he lives in Common Stieet to the 
Place where m'. masons Grainery was to Exercise it there. Ap- 
proved & Recomended. 

Ordered That the Assize of Bread now Stated for Direction of 
the Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 
Of Penny White Loaf 3. 5. 

wheaten 4. 15. 

Houshold 6. 10. 

Six penny wheaten 1. 13. 13. 

Computed at 11/ P^ Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charge. And the 
Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 
they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Ciiristian names 
& the first & Last Letters of their Sir Names, [30.] And the 
Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for Bisket well 
Baked three quarters of an ounce on £ach Bisket. 

29 Ditto 
Liberty is Granted to m'. J on a" Waldo to take up the Paving 
& Digg up the Ground to Lay a Drain from m". mecartes Brue 
House So called unto the Comon Shore in Dock Square, He forth 
with making good the Ground and Pavement to the Satisfaction 
of the Select men, and from Time to time keeping them in Repair. 

31 July 
JefTry Millward victule' late from Great Brittane admitted an 
Inhabitant of this Town, And to open A Shop & Exercise his 
faculty having Given Security to the Satisfaction of the Select men 
accord in to Law. 

[31.] At a Meeting of the Select men, aug. 5"». 1730. 

O the Petition of Rachel Eustus. To haue the Licence of Her 
Late Husband David Eustus to be a Retailer of Strong Drink 
without Doors Granted to Her. approved and Recomended. 

1 2 aug. 
Nancy fullington Late ft*om Road Island admitted an Lihabitant 
of this Town, She having. given Security to Indemnifie the Town 
to the Satisfaction of the Select men as the Law directs. 

14 Ditto 
On the Petition of Silence Bernard To haue the Lisence of her 
Late Husband Thomas Barnard of a Retailer of Strong Drink 
without Doors granted to her was approved and Recomended. 

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19 Ditto 
On the Petion of Mar}' emmans Tavernor to Remove & Exer- 
cise her Licence where She lives Near Ann Street approved <& 
Recomended. 

[33.1 Anno 17.30. At a meeting of the Select men, aug^' 21*^. 

The Select men Executed a Lease to John Cravatt of Boston felt 

maker of a Shop or Tenement now in His Possession Called 



200 City Document No. 77. 

number Nine Situate & being in Boston fronting to Dock Square 
so Called Bounded Southerly on the Said Square westerly upon the 
Shop in m'. Bunkers Possession, Notherly on the Town Dock, 
Easterly upon the Shop in m'. Edicots Possession, for the Term of 
Seven 3'ears from the first day of January last past, He paying to 
the Town Treasurer for the use of the Town, Twenty pounds P*. 
annum for Each and Every year, during the Said Term, in Law- 
full Bills of Credit of this Province or mone}', at four payments 
Each year, as by the Said Lease may more fully appear. 

(memorandum, this is the Shop that was Lett to m'. Thomas 
Johnsfvn and Resigned by him). 

[33.] A List of Strangers warned by order of the Select men 
to depart the Town as the Law Directs viz'. 

June I**. John Coppard from Concord. 

June 18 Eliza**^. Elitap from Charlestown 

July 10 Thomas Maybe w from Province Town on Cape Cod 

Entred aug. 24^. and Returned this List to the Clerk of the 
Peace, august the 25"». 1730 

25 Ditto 
John Smith and Patrick Smith Cordwainer from Barwick in New 
England, were admitted Inhabitants to Reside and Inhabitt 
within the Town of Boston and to Exercise there Callings they 
having Given Security to Indemnifie the town to the Satisfaction 
of the Select men as the Law directs. 

26 August 
Liberty is granted to m'. Briant Parote to take up the Pauemeni 
& dig up the Ground to Lay a drain from his Celler in water 
Street to the Dock, he forthwith making the Ground & pavement 
to the Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keep- 
ing it in Repair. 

f34.] Anno 1730. At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep' the 5***. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to the 

Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

Of Penny White Loaf 

Wheaten 

Household 

Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 10/ P'. Bush" & 3/ alowed for Charg. And the 

Several Bakers within this Town are Ordered to Mark their Bread 

which thev Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 

Names, & with the firsthand Last Letters of their Sir names. And 

the Clerks of the market are directed to make Alowance for 

Bisket well Bak*^ three quarters of an Ounce for Each Bisket 

9 Sep' 
William fryland & francis Clinton Joyners from Ireland are ad- 
mitted to Reside and Inhabit within this Town and have Liberty 
to Exercise their Callings haveing havin Security to indemnifie 
the Town to the Satisfaction of the Select men acording to Law 



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24 Sep'. 
[35 1] Miriam white from Jameca in Sloop Ann John Beney 
mas', was admitted into this Town She having given Bond to In* 
demnifie the Town According to Law. 

Sep'. 28«». 

In answar to the Petition of David Colson of Boston Leather* 
dresser To Erect a Timber Building on His Land near Newbury 
Street, as set forth in his Petition, Recorded in the Book for 
Timber Buildings. 

Was Read & Granted by the Selectmen. 

29 Sep'. 
These are to Notifie the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, to 
bring & give in unto the assessors true & Perfect Lists of their 
Ratable Polls & Estates the Second Thirsdaj' and fry day of the 
month of October next, between three and five of the Clock in the 
afternoon of the Said Daj's, at the Town House in Boston, That 
So they may be assessed their due proportion to the Taxes Set by 
the Gen". Court for the jear 1730. when and where the assessors 
will give their attendance to Receve the Same. Signed by order 
& at the Desire of the assessors. 

[36.] Octo'. 14 

In answar to the Petition of Benjamin Williams of Boston 
for a Licence to Sell Strong Drink as a Retailer without Doors 
in the House where he lives in Newbury Street. Read and ap- 
proved & Recomended by the Select men, having power given 
them by the General Court. 

21 Octo'. 
In answar to the Petition of m' Lovis Langlaserie Liberty is 
Granted to Him to Reside and Inhabit in the Town of Boston and 
to keep a School for Teaching and Instructing in the french 
Tongue, He Having given Security to Indemnifie the Town as the 
Law Directs. 

26 dcto'. 
At a meeting of the Select men. The Price of Wheat Sated at 
10/ P'. bustf . 

4 Nov'. 

Liberty is Granted to m' W". Randle to take up the Pavement 
& Dig up the Ground to Clear his Drain from His House in Ann 
Street to the Dock he making them good to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men & keeping them in Repare from time to time. 

Nov'. 10*^. 

[37.] Liberty is Granted to Benj*. Russell to take up the 
Pauement & Dig up the Ground in Milk Street to Cary a Drain 
from his Celler to the Common Shore there, He forthwith making 
good the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men and keeping in Repair from time to time. 



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At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec', the 2'»*. 1730. 

Agreed to Vizit and Inspect the free Schools upon Tuesday the 
Eighth day of December Instant and to desire the Rev*, mess" 
Benja. Colman, Peter Thatcher & Joseph Sewall mins". The 
Hon**'^. Thomas Hutchinson, Tho". fitch & Elisha Cooke Esq", and 
Sam". Checkley & Joseph Wadsworth Esq". To accompany the 
Select men To meet at the Town House on Tuesday afores**. at 
Nine of the Clock in the forenoon, to Vizet the Srhools of m"^. 
Nath". Williams, m'. Edward Mills & m'. Peter Blin And at 
three of the Clock of the same day to vizit the Schools of mess", 
Peleg Wis wall and m'. Jeramiah Condy. 

[38.] At a meeting of the Select men Dec'. 4'^. 

Micha Wood A Clothier Late from London is admitted to be an 
Inhabitant of this Town and Libert}' granted him to open A Shop 
and Exercise his Trade He havin given Security to Indemnifie the 
Town to the Satisfaction of the Select men as the Law Directs. 

11 Ditto 
Dennis Cram}- a Wigmaker from Ireland is admitted to be an 
Inhabitant of this Town, and to Open A Shop and to Exercise his 
Trade, He hauing given Security to Indemnifie the Town to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men as the Law Directs. 

1 6 Dec'. 

Sam". Dix Wigmaker from London is admitted into this Town 
& Liberty to open A Shop and Exercise his Trade, He Having 
Given Security to Indemnifie the Town to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men as the Law Directs. 

[39.] Whereas at a Meeting of Councelors, Jnsticps & Select 
men May the 2"**. 1723, It was Voted That a watch house Should 
be placed at the uper end of Pond Street, Upon A Petition of m'. 
Theo". Lilly That watch House that now Stands near his House at 
the uper End of Pond Street might be Removed for Reasons therein 
given. 

A meeting was desired by the Select men of the Councelars 
Ju-^tices & Select men to Consider of that afair, And on the 14*^ 
of Dccem'. Sundry of thorn met, at the Town House and Chose a 
Comitte viz*. W". Clark, Tim\ Clark, Nath". Green and Joseph 
Wadsworth Esq", and the Sch'ct men who were desired to view 
the Places & Consider of and make Report what place the^' thought 
might be best for the Placing the Said Watch House, and accord- 
ingly upon the 18*^. of Dec'. 1730. There was a meeting at the 
Town House and were Present 'I'he Hon**'*. Thomas fitch, Dan". 
Oliver & John Alford of the Council [40.] Edward Hutchinson, 
Sam". Checkley, Anthony Stoddard, Tim®. Clark, Habj'. Savage, 
John Ruck, Joseph Wadsworth Nath'^ Green and Jacob Wendall 
Esq". Justices, mess". Jon a**. Louring, Benja,. fitch, Sam". White, 
andrew Tyler, & John Osborn Select men. The Coinittee made 
their Report, which was That they had viewed and Considred 
Several Places, and the best and most Convenient i)lacc for Seting 
the Said Watch House in their Judgment was, Tliat it bo Se^ 



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fronting and Ranging with Newberj' Street and npon frog Lane, 
Contiguous to and Ranging with the Land of m'. Theopbilus Lill}*. 
And accordingly the Said Report was Sundry times l?ead and 
Voted That the Said Watch House Should be placed and Con- 
tinued there. 

[41.] At a meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 13***. 1730. 

The Select men then Executed a Lease to Simon Rogers of 
Boston Innholder of a Certain Message or Tenement with the Land 
belonging to the Same, appertaining to the Town of Boston, Situ- 
ate & Lying upon Boston neck over against the George Tavern 
near the line Runing between Boston and Roxbur}', as it lyeth 
within fence Containing about four acres, and also another peece 
or parcel of Land lying and being at the Southwesterly End of 
the Said Neck, Buting northerly on the Salt Pond, Easterly o« 
the Road Leading from Boston to Roxbury, Southerly on the 
Land of Stephen minot, and Northwesterly on the Creek Running 
between the Said neck and Roxbury marsh, and on the Bay of 
Salt water. All which are more fully & Perticulerl}^ Set forth with 
Butts and Bounds in the Said Lease, which are Leased by the Said 
Select men to the Said Simon Rogers and His assignes for the 
Space and term of Seven 3'ear8 from the Date of these presents 
[43.] To Comence and begin on the Twenty Eighth day of 
January last past, and from thence next Ensueing to be Compleat 
and Ended. The Said Simon Rogers y eliding & Paying therefore 
unto Joseph Wadsworth Esq'. Treasurer of the Said Town and 
His Sucessors the full Rent and Sum of Thirty Pounds P'. Annum, 
n Good and Lawfull Publick Bills of Credit on this Province, or 
Money and Every year, During the Said Term of Seven years at 
Two payments in Each year, That is to Say fifteen pounds thereof 
on the Twenty Eighth day of July, and fifteen pounds more the 
Twenty Eighth of January, and So yearly and Every year during 
the Said Term. All and Each of the Perticulers, being more fully 
Set forth in the Said Leace Lying on file may appear. 

[43.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan'. 12*^. 1730. 

Ordered. That the Town Cleik, Ishue forth warrants to the 
Constables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town House 
in Boston on Wednesday the Twenteth da}' of January Currant at 
Nine of the Clock in the forenoon, Then & there to Elect and 
Depute one or more Persons (being free holders and Resident in 
the Said Town) according to the Number Set and Limited by nn 
Act of the Gen", assembly To Serve and Represent them in a 
Great and General Court, appointed to be Convened held and 
keept for His Majestys Service at the Court House in Boston upon 
Wednesday the tenth day of february Next Ensuein the date hereof, 
and So De Die in Diem During the Session and Sessions, accord- 
ing to a Warrant under the Hand and Seal of Edward Winslow 
Esq'. Sheriff of the County of Suffolk baring Date the Eleventh 
day of Jan'. Currant & Such other things as may be proper for 
their Consideration. 



2'J4 Crrr Document No. 77. 

[44.] At a Meting of the Select men Jan'. 12*^. 1730. 

On the Petition of m'. Richard Champion. The Said Richard 
Champion has the alowance and approbation of the Selectmen to 
Set up and keep a School in the Town of Boston, for Teaching 
and Instructing in writing, Arechmetick and in the Art of Naviga- 
tion and other parts of the Mathamaticks according to his Petition 
on file. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan' 30 1730. 

James Greves a Tobaconess Late from London is admitted an 
Inhabitant of this Town and has Liberty Granted to open A 
Shop and Exercise His Calling, He having given Security to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men to Indemnide the Town as the Law 
Directs. 

At a Meeting of the Justices and the Select men of Boston, feb. 
9*^ it was then agreed for the Regulating the Street [45.] near 
where the Late fire in fish Street was It was then agreed That a Line 
Should be Drawn, Nine feet from the Corner of Doc'. Clarks ware 
house to the alley between Clarks & Aliens Land the Street to be 
there Twenty Seven feet Broad upon a Streight Line from said 
Clarks Warehouse to the Said Alley, And from the Said Alley 
upon a Streight Line, Three feet below the Corner of m'. Burrels 
Brick House and then Voted That Timothy Clark Esq', mess". 
Sam" White & Andrew Tyler be a Comitte to Stake out the Bounds 
thereof. 

At a Meeting of the Justices & Select men within the Town of 
Boston at the Town House, february the 9"*. 1730. 

Then agreed That the Councelers Justices Select men & over- 
seers of the Poor, taking a Constable with them do vizit the fam- 
ilys in the Several wards in the Town on Wednesday the Seven- 
teenth day of february Currant. [46 •] To begin about Nine of 
the Clock in the forenoon To Inspect Disorderly Persons, New 
Comers the Circomstances of the Poor and the Education of their 
Children &c. And to meet at the Town House at five of the Clock 
in the Evening of the Said Day, But if the Da}' be wett & unsutable 
then the walk to be Performed the fryday Next following. 

feb'. 22*^. 
Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated be as follows 
viz*. 

Of Penny white Loaf 8. 14. 

Wheaten 6. 13. 

Household 7. 12. 

Six penny wheaten 2. 2. 12. 

Computed at U/ P. Bushel & 3/ for Charges And the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread they 
Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian names & 
the first and last letters of their Sir names, and the Clerks of the 
market are directed to make alowance for Bisket well Baked three 
quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1730-1. 205 

[47.] Anno 1730. At a Meeting of the Select men feb' 26***. 

Ordered that the Town Clerk forthwith Ishuc forth warrants to 
the Constables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town 
House in Boston on Monday the Eighth day of march Next, at 
nine of the Clock in the forenoon. To Chuse meet Persons to Serve 
the Town the year Ensueing as Select men, Town Clerk, overseers 
of the Poor, Constables and other Town oflScers as the Law 
Directs, and to grant Such Sum or Sums of money as Shall bt 
Judged needfull for the Releif of the Poor, & Defraying other 
necessary Charges of the Town To Consider the Incrochments on 
the north side of the Long wharf. And also of m'. Brattle Olivers, 
pretence to the wharf from the Sconce leading to the old wharf. 
Also to Consider the votes Relating to the Swing .Bridge also the 
Circomstances of the North & South "Writing Schools, and further 
to Consider the State of the Battrys, and to agree upon Conclude 
& finish Such other matters and things as were under their Con- 
sideration [48.] at there former meetings & Continued to be 
further debated at this meeting And Such other Matters and things 
as may be proper for their Consideration at this meeting. 

feb'. the 26*. 1730. 
The Select men Executed a Lease to John & Richard Billings 
Taylors of a Shop or Tenement now in their Possession Called 
number Ten, Situate in Boston fronting to Dock Squar So called 
and is Bounded Southerly by Said Squar westerly on the Shop in 
m'. Cravats Possession northerly' on the Town Dock, Easterly upon 
the Shop in the Said Billings Possession for the Term of Six years 
from the first day of January Last past. They paying to the Town 
Treasurer for the use of the Town the Sum of Twentv Pounds P* 
annum for Each and Every year During the Said Term, In Lawfull 
Bills of Creditt of this Province or Silver money at four Equal 
Payments Each 3'ear, as by Lease may more fully appear. 

[49.] febraary the 26*^. 1730. 

The Select men then also Executed a Lease To the Said John 
and Richard Billings of Boston Taylors of, a Shop or Tenement 
now in their Possession called number Eleven Situate and being in 
Boston, fronting to Dock Squar So called. Bounded Southerly on 
the Said Squar, westerly by the Shop formerly in the Possession of 
m' Indicot northerly on the Town Dock and Easterly on the Town 
Dock, for the Term of Six years from the first day of January last 
past. They paying to the Town Treasurer for the use of the Town 
the Sum of Twenty pounds P' annum for Each and Every year 
during the Said term in good and Lawfull Bills of Credit of this 
Province or money at four equall payments Each & Every year as 
by the Said Lease may more fully appear. 

[50.] In that at a meeting of the Justices and the Select men 
of the Town of Boston feb'. 9. 1730. 

It was then agreed for the Regulating of the Street, near where 
the Late fire was in fish Street. That a Line Should be Drawn nine 
feet from the Corner of Doc'. Clarks warehouse to the Alley 



206 City Document No. 77. 

between Clarks and AUins Land, The Street to be there Twenty 
Seven feet Broad upon a Streight Line from said Clarks Warehouse 
and from the said alley upon a streight Line Three feet below the 
Corner of m' Barrels Brick House. And it was then Voted Timothy 
Clark Esq', m'. Samuel "White and m'. Andrew Tyler be a Comittee 
to Stake out the Bounds therof accordingly. The Said Comitte 
having mett and layed out the Said Street accordingly made a 
Return of their doings therein feb*^. the 27^. 1730 as may more 
fully appear by the Plan on file. 

Anno 1730. March 10*^. 
[61 •] Liberty is granted To John Blowre to to dig up the 
ground to Cary and Clear His drain from his House in Long Lane 
to the Comon Shore there, He making good the Ground to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and keeping it in Repair from time 
to time. 

19 ma'ch 
Liberty is granted to m' Robert Harris to take up the Pavement 
and to dig up the ground to Lay a drain from his Celler in Dossets 
Liine to m' Downs Drain there. He making good the ground & 
pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men & Keeping them in 
Repair from time to time. 

29 Ditto 
Ordered That the assize of Bread be as follows viz*. 

Of Peny white Loaf 4. 3. 

6. 5 
8. 7 
2. 5. 15 
Computed at 8/ P. Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charg 

[62.] Anno 1731. April 14. 

Liberty is Granted To m'. Thomas Downe of Boston Distiller, 
To take up the Pavement and Digg up the Ground in Orang Street 
to Clear his Drain or Lay a Drain from His House in Said Street 
to the Comon Shore there, Provided he forthwith makes good the 
ground and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men, and 
from time to time keep them in Repair. 

21"*. Ditto 

Upon the Petition of William Coffin for a Licence to be an Inn- 
holder in the House called the Bunch of grapes in King Street. His 
Petition to the General Court and their answar to it. The Select 
men haue Considered them, And they do approve of and Reco- 
mend the Said "William Coffin to be a Person of Sober Conversa- 
tion Sutably accomodated and Provided for the Exercise of Such 
an lmplo3^ment. 

[53.] Upon a Petition of mess" Sam^^ Welles, W"». Payn, . 
Caleb Edd}^ John Clough and Henry Gibbon, for Building A 
meeting House and House for the Ministry, near the main Street 
leading to Roxbury of Timber as Set forth in their Petition, 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1731. 207 

Entred in the Book for Recording Timber Buildings was approved 
of and Consented to by the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select men, April 28*^. 1731. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk forth with Ishue forth warrants to 
the Constables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town 
House in Boston on Wednesday the fifth day of may next at nine 
of the Clock in the forenoon. Then and there to Elect and Depute 
one or more Persons being freeholders and Resident in the Said 
Town, according to number Set and Lifnited by an act of the Gen- 
eral assembly, to Serve & Represent them in a great & General 
Court appointed to be Convened held & keept [54.] for His 
Majesty's Service at the Court House in Boston, upon Wednesday 
the Twenty Sixth day of may nex Esueing the date hereof, and So 
de Die in Diem, during the Session and Sessions, according to a 
warrant, under the Hand and Seal of Edward Winslow Esq'. 
Sheriff of the County of Suffolk Baring date the Twenty Seventh 
day of april Currant. 3'ou are alike Required to warn the free holders 
& Other Inhabitants duly Qulified as the Law directs to meet at- 
the Same time and place to Chuse One Clerk of the market Also to 
Consider the Condition of the Old Shops near the Dock and tc 
Chuse a Comltee to Act in the afair of the Warehouse Clamed b^ 
the Heirs of the Late Eliakim Hutchinson Esq^ Decec**. To agree 
and Conclude and finish Such other Matters and things as were 
under their Consideration at former meetings. And Continued to be 
further debated at their Next meeting, and Such other things as 
may be propper for their Consideration. 

[55.] Anno 1731. May 18*\ 

Liberty is Granted to Cap'. John Bennet to open the ground to 
Clear his Drain from his House in Orange Street, He forthwith 
making it good to the Satisfaction of the Select men & keeping it 
in Repair from time to time. 

At a Meeting of the Select men. May 27'*^. 1731. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants To the Con- 
stables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town House in 
Boston on Monday the thirty first day of may Currant at nine of 
the Clock in the forenoon then & there to Elect & depute Two 
Sutable Persons (being free holders & Resident in Said Town) to 
Serve for & Represent them in the great & General Court or Ass- 
embly now Convened Held and keept for His Majestys Service at 
the Court House in Boston in the Room and Stead of Thomas 
Cushing and Ezek^ Lewis Esq", who on the anniversary day for 
Election were Chosen Councellors or assistant for this Province, 
and they are forthwith to SuTnon the Persons So Chosen, by a 
major part of the Electors Present as Such Election To attend His 
Majestys Service in the Said Great and General Coart or Assembly 
on or before the Seventh day of June next [56 •] coming, and 
So de Die in Diem, during the Session and Sessions of the Said 
Court, according to a warrant from the Honourable the House 



208 City Document No. 77. 

of Representatives, under the Hand and Seal John Quinsy 
Speaker Baring Date the 27"*. Day of may Currant Dated may 
the 27"*. 1731. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 31"*. 1731. 
Order That the assize of Bread is as follows (viz\). 

ox - dr. 

Of Penny Loaf 4. 3. 

wheaten 6. 5. 

Household 8. 7. 

Six penny Wheaten 2. 5. 15. 

Computed at 8/ P. Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charg and the 
Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 
they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian Names 
& with the first and the Last Letters of their Sir names, and the 
Clerks of the market are dkected to make alowance for Bisket well 
baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 
[57.] Anno 1731. June 15*^. 

William Calder from Weymoth Latley come into this Town is 
admitted an Inhabitand of this Town and has Liberty to open a 
Shop and Exercise his Calling, He having given Security to In- 
demnifie the Town as the Law Directs. 

29 June 
Liberty Granted to mess". Joseph Turell, Henry Atkins and 
James Dawson, to take up the Pavement and digg up the Ground 
to lay a Drain from their Cellers in midle Street to the Comon 
Shore there. They making good the Ground & Pauement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and keeping them in Repair from 
time to time. 

16 July 
Liberty granted to M' James Bodwin to take up the pavement 
and digg up the Ground in North Street to Lay a Drain from His 
House in Said Street to the Comon Shore there. He forthwith 
making good the ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Selectmen and keeping them in Repair from time to time. 

[58.] At a meeting July the 20*^. 1731. 
on the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licence to Sell Strong 
Dnnk as Retailers without Doors, That were alowed & Recomended 



viz*. 



Hanna Cutt in Bennit Street 
Joseph Ingraham in Ship Street 
James King in Hanover Street 
Mary Porter in South Street 
Rebecca Tenney in Ship Street 
John Marret in Midle Street 
John Willis in Batry march 
Rebecca Manson in Paddys alley 
John Story in Ship Street 
Elias Dupee in Back Street 



Selectmen's MmuTES, 1731. 209 

John Waldo in Newbury Street 

Andrew Sigourney in Princ Street 

William Randle in Dock Square 

John Jackson in Orange Street 

Joseph Clark in 

Jane Peco in union Street 

Nicholas Getting at Long wharf 

Thamozen Capron in Midle Street 

mercy youngman in fish Street 
[69.] Daniel Mackdaniel in School Street 

Jonathan farnum in Prince Street 

Susanah Williams in Puden Lane 

Sam". Wright in Ship Street 

Hannah Orange at Clarks wharf 

John Humble in Bennet Street 

Thomas Lawler in Ship Street 
for a Taverner Alowed & Recomended. 
Hannah Mattocks at Cross street 

On the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Retailers that were 
Dissallowed (viz*.) 

John Deal in Midle Street 

Joseph Simpson in Orange Street 

George Southerland in Newbury Street 

Thomas Dawes in Sudbery Street 

Sarah Haskens in South Street 

Thomas Bradford in Newbery Street 

Jane Ireland in Cold Lane 

Thomas Cole in King Street 

Edward Sanson in Cambridg Street 

John Newtx)n in Ann Street 

Thomas Hawkins in Hull street 

Robert Holy day in Suraer Street 

John Steward in fish Street 

Joannah Bell in ann Street 
[60«] Henry Butler in Maulbrough Street 

Martha Pearks in Cross Street 

James Vincent in Cambridge Street 

Elizabeth Lyde in Ann Street 

James Ivers in Cambridge Street 
Petitions for Tavernors, Dissaloud viz'. 

Thomas Webber in Maulbrough Street 

Robert Burgyone in Orange Street 

Rebecca Bushell in Comon Street 
Ordered That The Town Clerk forthwith Isue forth warrants to 
the Constables of this Town to warn the free holders and other In- 
habitants of Boston, duly Qualified, To meet at the Town House 
on monday the second da}' of august next at nine of the Clock in 
the fore noon to Receive the Report of the Selectmen appointed 
to Consider of a way near Loue Street, and also about the In- 
crochments on the North Side of the Long wharf and also of the 
afair of m'. Brattle Oliver near the South Batry, And also to Con- 
sider of agree upon Conclude and finish such other matters and 



210 CiTT Document No. 77. 

things, which were [61.] under their Consideration at their 
former meetings, and Continued to be further Debated at this 
meeting, and Such other things as may be proper for their Con- 
sideration &c. 

The Several Persons named in the List Transmitted to the Select 
men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Suffolk 
as Licensed to Sell Drink according to their Several Licenses in 
the year 1730. The Select men have Considered thereof, and 
have made no objections to the Renewal of their Several Licenses. 
Saving. 

William Davison, Thomas Lloyd, adrian Odlin, and John Sale 
Innholders, And Nathan". Doubledee, and John Dupee Retailers 
out of Doors, whom they object to as unfitt to hold Such Imploy- 
ments. 

July 26 
Petitions for Retailers without Doors approved and Recomended 
(viz*.) 
Judeth Leonard in Shrimptons Lane 
Hannah Dyke in Water Street. 

[63 •] Ordered. That the assize of Bread now Stated for 
direction to the Bakers & the Clerks of the market is as follows 
viz*. 

Of Penny white Loaf 4. 7 

Wheaten 6. 10 

Houshold 8. 13 

Si^ Penny Wheaten 2. 7. 12 

Computed at 7/ 6** P' Bushel & 8/ Cost and the several Bakers are 
ordered to ma'k there Bread which the Bake for sale with the 
first Letter of their Christean names and with the first <& Last 
Letters of their Sir Names and the Clerks of the Market are 
directed to m^ke alowance for Bisket well Baked three quarters 
of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

2. August 
Since the Late of the Exception 

John Dupee having made application to the Select men and 
having given them full Satisfaction. They are willing & desirous 
that his Licence ma^^ be Continued to him. 

[63.] on the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Retayler without 
Doors approved &o 

Sarah Teague in Cambridge Street 
mary Clough in Midle Street 
Aug. 18*^. Jane Sharp in Cambridge Street 
25. John Leech in Mackrel Lane 
30. Susanah Hobbs in Maulbrough Street 
Eliza**^. Barrick in Newbry Street 
Mary Cotting on Colmans wharf. 
Since the Date of the Exception Thomas Llo\^d having made 
application to the Select men and given them Satisfaction. They 
are willing & Desirous That his Licence may be Continued. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1731. 211 

12. Ditto 
Richard Brush Cordwainer late from London Came into this 
Town is admitted an Ihabitant of this Town and has Liberty to 
open A Shop and Exercise his Calling, He having given Security 
to Indemnifie the Town to the Satisfaction of the Select men as the 
Law directs. 

[64,] Anno 1731. August 18 

In answar to the Petion of Zechariah Johonnot of Boston Distil- 
ler for Liberty of a Distill House at the South part of Boston on 
the Easterly Side of orange Street Bounded Easterly on the Sea 
&c. as Sett forth in the Petition Entred in the Book for the Re- 
cording for Timber Buildings was Grand by the Select men 

19 Ditto. 
Liberty is Granted To John Read Esq', to take up the Pavement 
and Digg up the Ground to lay a Drain from His House in Han- 
over Street to the Comon Shore there. He forthwith making good 
the Ground and pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and 
from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

[65.] Anno 1731. Aug. 25**^. 

On the Petition Edward Procter Grafton feveryeare & W". 
Larribee, Comitte for the North Church in Boston, for Liberty to 
Erect a Small Building fronting on Ship Street in Boston as Set 
forth in their Petition Entred in the Book for Recording Timber 
Buildings was Considered by the Select men and Granted then ac- 
cordingly 

Memorandum. The Select men Let to william Brown Barber 
A Shop in Queen Street belonng to the Town at Six pounds P' 
annum Rent to begin april the 25**^. 1731 

Cap' Phillip Demerisque also Entred upon the warehouse of the 
Town ad joying to the warehouse of m'. Luce at forty Pounds 
P'. Annum, Rent to begin the 19'^ day of march 1730. Rent to 
be paid Quarterly. 

[66.] At a Meeting, Sep', the 8*. 1731. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk forthwith Ishue forth warrants 
to the Several Constables of the Town of Boston To warn all the 
freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston Duly 
Qualified as the Law directs to Convene at the Town House in 
Boston on Tuesday the fourteenth day of Sep'. Currant at Nine of 
the Clock in the forenoon. Then and there to Take under their 
Consideration The Earnest Request of the Hono*^®. the House of 
Representatives Relating to the Supply of the Treasury. And also 
the wharffe Leading to the North Battr^- and further to act and to 
conclude and finish Such other matters & things as are propper 
for their Consideration at the Said meeting a Dated in Boston Sep', 
the 8*^. 1731. In the fifth year of His Majesty Reign. 

[67.] Ordered that the Assize of B»*ead now Stated for Direc- 
tion of the Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as follows viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny white Loaf 4. 7 

wheaten 6. 10 

Household 8. 13 

Six penny wheaten 2. 7. 12 



212 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Computed at 7/6* P. Bushel & 3/ for Charg and the Several 
Bakers within the Town of Boston, are ordered to mark their 
Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Chris- 
tian names, and with the first and Last Letters of their Sir names. 
And the Clerks of the market are Directed to make alowance for 
Bisket well Baked three quaii^rs of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

[68.] Anno 1731. Oct' 4.\ 

Liberty is Granted by the Select men to m'. John Ela to take up 
the Pavement and dlgg up the Ground to clear his Drain from His 
House in Cross Street to the Comon Shore there, He forthwith 
making good the Ground and pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

6 octo'. 

In answar to the Petion of Sam". Green of Boston Innholder. 
To Remoue His Licence of a Taverner from His House where he 
Lives at Pools wharf to the Salutation in Ship Street and to Exer- 
cise his Licence there was Read & approved of by the Select men. 

Liberty Granted to m' Ames Wad land to take up the Pauement 
and digg up the Ground to clear his Drain from his House in Prince 
Street to the Comon Shore there He forthwith making good the 
Ground & pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and keep-^ 
ing them in Repair from time to time. 

Anno 1731. Octo'. 13"*. 
[69«] Liberty is Granted to the Rev'*, m'. Joshua Gee to take 
up the Pavement and Digg up the Ground to Clear his Drain from 
His House in Prince Street to the Comon Shore there He forthwith 
making good the Ground and pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and keeoing them in Repair from time to time. 

25 Octo'. 
Ordered that the asize of Bread now Stated for Direction to the 
Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny white Loaf 4. 3. 

wheaten 6. 5. 

Houshold 8. 7. 

Six penn}' wheaten 2. 5. 15. 

Computed at 8/ P'. Bushel & 3/ alow'd for Charge and the Sev- 
eral Bakers within the Town are ordered to mark their Bread they 
bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian names & with 
the first & Last Letters of their Sir names And the Clerks of the 
Market are directed to make alowance for Bisket well baked three 
quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket 

Anno 1731. Nov', the 9^. 

[70«] At a meeting of the Justices and the Select men. Then 

agreed That the Justices Select men, overseers of the Poor and 

Constables do vizit the familys in the Several wards within the 

Town on Tuesdaj' the Sixteent day of Novem'. Currant, about 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1731-2. 213 

nine of the Clock in the forenoon. To Prevent & Suppress Dis- 
order to Inspect disorderly Persons, New Comers, the Cireom- 
stance of the Poor, and tne Education of their Children, and Such 
other things as may be found needfull. And to meet at the Town 
House at l^ve of the Clock in the Evening of the Said day. But 
if the Day Should proue wet and unsutable, Then the walk to be 
Performed on the fryday next following. 

It was then also agreed. That the Justices, Select men. Over- 
seers of the Poor and Two Constables, to Each assortment, To 
prevent and Suppress disorders Should walk by Night through the 
Several Wards in the Town, according to their Assortments, The 
four North to walk in the four North wards and the four South to 
walk through, [71*] the four South wards in their Turns and to 
Perform their walks in the four weeks next following. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 24. 

Liberty is Granted To John Cornish A Glazier who is latly 
arived into this Town from Great Britain and desires to Inhabit in 
it. is admitted an Inhabitant in it and has Liberty to Open A Shop 
and Exercise his Calling, He having Given Security to Indemnifle 
the Town as the Law directs. 

1 Decern'. 
Liberty is Granted to m'. Henry Pidgion to take up the Pave- 
ment and digg up the Ground to Clear his Drain from His House 
in North Street to the Comon Shore there. He forthwith making 
good the Ground and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select- 
men and Keeping them in Repair from time to time. 

[72.] Anno 1731. Jan', l^"'. 

Liberty is Granted to His Excellency Gover". Belcher To take 
up the Pavement and Digg up the Ground to Cary a Drain from 
His House in orange Street into the Common Shore there. He 
making good the Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

Janu'. the 31^ 1731. 
Ordered That The assize of Bread now Stated for direction to 
the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

ox • dr. 

Of Penny white Loaf 
Wheaten 
Houshold 
Six peny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 8/6* P'. Bushel & 3/ for Chaise, and the Several 
Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread with the 
first Letters of their Christian Names & with the first & Last 
Letters of their Sir names, and the Clerks of the market are direct- 
ed to make alowance for Bisket well Baked three quarters of an 
ounce for Each Bisket. 

Anno 1731. March 3'*. 
[73.] m'. James Bowdoin and others merchants and Inhabi- 



4. 


0. 


6. 


1 


8. 


1 


4. 


4. 



214 City Document No. 77. 

tants of the Town of Boston having by their Petition to the 
Gentle men of His Majesty s Councill, the Justices and the Select 
men of the Town desired Some Regulation with Respect to a 
watch b}' them Set up at or near the Dock, and Designed by them 
to be Continued by them for Some time at their own Charge, And 
Several of the Councill and Justices with the Select men, It was 
Proposed to then. 

!•*. Whether it be for the Benifit of the Town That a Watch 
be maintained by the Petitioners at or near the Town Dock Voted 
in the affermative. 

2"^. Whether it be Convenient, That the watch men belonging 
to Said House haue the Same Power and Priviledges that the 
Town watch have. Provided they be from time to time approved 
by the Select men of the Town 

Voted in the affermative. 

[74.] At a meeting, march the 6** 1781. 

Ordered. That the Town Clark forth with Ishue forth warrant 
to the Constables, To warn a Town meeting To Convene at the 
Town House in Boston on monday the 13*^ day of march Currant, 
at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon, To Chuse meet persons to 
Serve the Town the 3'ear Ensueing, as Select men. Town Clerk, 
Ouerseers of the Poor, Constables and other Town officers as the 
Law Directs, To Grant Such Sum or Sums of money as Shall be 
Judged needfull for the Releif of the Poor, and Defraying neces- 
sary Charges of the Town, To Consider the State of the old Shops 
at the Dock And further to Consider about Carrying on Loue 
Street to Salem Street, and to Consider about altering or widen- 
ing a wa}'' in Green Lane about the Land of the Late m'. John 
Pitts, and also to agree upon Conclude and finish Such other matters 
and things as were under their Consideration at former meetings. 
[75.] and Continued for further debate at this Meeting, and Such 
other matters & things as may be proper for there Consideration 
at this meeting. 

march 8"*. 
Liberty is Granted to m'. Jona". Bowman of Boston To digg up 
the Ground, to Clear his Drain from his House in Lynn Street 
Cross the way to the water side He forth with making good the 
Ground to the Satisfaction of the Select men, and from time to 
time keeping it in Repair. 

Ditto. 
Liberty is Granted to Thomas Moberly Jo3'ner, Latly arived in 
this Town from London and Desires to be an Inhabitant of this 
Town, is admitted and has Liberty Granted to open a Shop having 
given Security to Indemnifie the Town as the Law directs. 

Anno 1732. march 27"". 
Liberty is Granted to m'. Thomas Hill to take up the Pavement 
& Dig up the Ground to Cary his Drain from His new Celler into 
the Comon Shore in Suiner Street He making good the Ground 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1732, 215 

and pauement to the Satisfaction of the Select men & ftoin time to 
time keeping them in Repair. 

[76.] Liberty is Granted to m'. Soloman Kneeland to take up 
the Pavement and Dig up the Ground in Orange Street to Secure 
the water from coming into his Celler, Provided he make good the 
ground and Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and 
keeping them in Repair from time to time. And not obstructmg 
any Drain or Comon Shore. 

Jn answar to the Petition of m'. Thomas Hill of Boston Distiller 
for Ereclinij; a Dwelling House at the Southerly part of Boston, 
near Sumer Street as Set forth in His Petition. Entred in the 
iJook for Recording Timber Building. Approved of & Consented 
to by the Select men. 

Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

of Penny white Loaf 3. 14 

Wheaten 5. 13 

Houshold 7. 12 

Six penny wheaten 2. 2. 12 

Computed at 9/ P'. Bushen &3 / alowed for Charge. [77.] And 
the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their 
Bread they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 
names and with the first & Last Letters of their Sir names. And 
the Clerks of the market are Directed to make alowance for Bisket 
well Baked three quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

5 Ap» 

Liberty is granted to m' Israel How of Boston, To take up the 
Pauement and digg up the ground to Clear his Drain from His 
House in north Street to the Cotnon Shore there, he forthwith 
making good the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men, & keeping them in Repare from time to time. 

Liberty is also Granted to Cap*. John Laraby of Boston to Take 
up the Pavement & digg up the Ground to Clear His Drain in 
Union Street to the Comon Shore there he forthwith making good 
the Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and 
from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

[78.] At a meeting of the Select men of Boston march the 27"*. 
1732. 

To the Select men of maiden, Gentlemen 

Be pleased to take notice That this is the year which b}' Law 
we are Required to Run the Line between this Town and the Town 
of Maiden. 

Therfore be pleased to appoint & Send a Comittee that may 
joyne with that of ours, appointed for the Performing Said work 
at time and place which is at m'. Daniel Watts, House on Tuesday 
the Eighteenth day of april next at Eight of the Clock in the 
morning. 

The persons appointed for this Town are the Select men viz*, 
mess" Sani^. Adams, Sam". White, Joshua Chever, Benja". titch, 
Andrew T3'lor, Edward Bromfield and William Downe, Cap*. 
Nathan" Oliver, mess" John doyd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berry ^ 



216 City Document No. 77. 

Sam^ floyd & Daniel Watts or [79.] any two of them To Run 
the Liue and Renew the Bound marks between the Town of 
Boston and the Town of maiden in Conjunction with Such Persons 
as Shall be appointed by the Selectmen of the Said Town of 
maiden. 

But in Case the weather on that Day Should proue Wett and 
apparently unsutable for the Performance of the Said work, That 
then and in that Case the Said work to be attended and Performed 
on Tuesday next following. 

Boston, march the 27"». 1732 

By Order of the Selectmen, To the Select men of the Town of 
Lynn, Gentlemen 

Be pleased lo take notice, That this is the year which by Law 
we are Required to Run the Line betwen this Town and the Town 
of Lynn, Therfore be pleased to appoint and Send a Comiltee that 
may Joyne with that of Ours, appointed for the Perforing the 
Said work [80. ] at time and place, which is at the House of the 
Late Cap* Elisba Bennet deceaced. On Tuesday the Eighteenth day 
of april next at nine of the Clock in the morning. 

The Persons appointed for this Town are mess" Sam^. Adams 
Sam" White, Joshua Chever, Benja**. fitch, Andrew Tyler, Edward 
Bromfield and W°*. Down Select men. Cap* Natharf- Oliver, mess". 
John floyd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berry, Sam", floyd & Daniel 
Watts or any two of them. To Run the Line and Renew the 
Bound-marks betwen the Town of Boston and the Town of Lynn 
In Conjunction with Such Persons as Shall be appointed by tbe 
Select men of the Said Town of Lynn. But in Case the weather on 
that Day Should prove wett and apparently unsutable for the per- 
formance of the Said work That then and in that Case, The Said 
Select men do propose and appoint the Said work be attended and 
Performed on Tuesday next following 

Boston march 27*^ 1732, By order of the Select 

[81.] To the Select men of the Town of Reading. Gentlemen 

Be pleased to take notice, That this is the year which by Law 
we are Required to Run the Line between this Town and the Town 
of Reading, Therfore be pleased to appoint & Send a Comittee 
that ma3^joyn with that of ours, appointed for the Performing 
Said work at time and place, which is at three County Heap of 
Stones, on Tuesday the Eighteenth day of april next at two of the 
Clock after noon. The Persons appointed for this Town are mess". 
Sam" Adams, Sum". White, Joshua Chever, Benja". fitch, Andrew 
Tyler, Edward Bromfied & William Down, Selectmen, Cap'. 
Nathan". Oliver, messu" John floyd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berry, 
Sam", floyd, and Daniel watts, or an}' two of them To Run the 
Line, and Renew the Bound marks betwen the Town of Boston 
and the Town of Reading, In Conjunction with Such Persons as 
Shall be appointed by the Select men of the Town of Reading. 
But in case the weather on that Day Should proue wet and appar- 
ently [82.] unsutable for the Performance of the Said work. That 
then and in that Case the Said Select men do propose nnd appoint 
that the Said work be attended and Performed on the Tuesclay 
next there unto following. Boston march the 27"" 1732. By order 
of the Select men. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1732. 217 

At a Meeting of the Select men March 27*^. 1732. 

The Select men haue Nominated and Chosen mess" Sam^^ 
Adams, Sam". White Joshua Chever, Benja**. fitch, andr^ Tyler, 
Edward Bromfield & w°. Downe, Selectmen Cap'. Nathan". 
Oliver, mess". John floyd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berr}^, Sam". 
floyd and Daniel watts or any two of them, to Run the Lines and 
Renew the Bound marks, between the Town of Boston, and the 
Towns of Maiden Lynn & Reading, In Conjunction with Such 
Persons as Shall be appointed by the Select men of Each of the 
Said Towns Respectively, and the Said work to be attended and 
Performed, on Tuesday the Eighteenth day of april next. And 
the Said Select men [83«] do propose and Direct That those 
Gentlemen who for and on behalf of the Town of Boston Shall 
Joyne in Runing the Line next to Maiden, do meet at the House 
of m'. Daniel Watts, at Eight of the Clock in the morning of Said 
Day, and those who are to Runn the Line next to Lynn to meet 
at the House of the Late Cap'. Elisha Bennet, Deceac^., and those 
who are to Run the Line next Reading To meet at the Three 
County Heap of Stones at Two of the Clock in the after noon of 
the Said Day. But in Case the weather on that Day Should Proue 
wet & aparantly unsutable for the Performance of the Said work. 
That then & in that Case, the Said Select men do propose and 
appoint the said work to be attended and Performed on the Tues- 
day next following, and That the Town Clerk do by Letters giue 
notis to the Select men of Said Towns Respectively and also To 
desire of m'. Sam". Watts to give timly notice to the Gent", of the 
Comitte that Hue at Rumny marsh to meet at His House half an 
hour after Seven of the Clock in the moring to Consider how to 
divide. 

[84.] Anno 1732. Ap^ 10^ 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Gamon Stevens to take up the Pave- 
ment & Digg up the Ground to Clear His Drain from His House 
in midle Street to the Comon Shore there, He forthwith making 
good the Ground & Pauement to the Satisfaction of the Select men 
and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

A List of Strangers warned by order of the Select men to 
Depart the Town as the Law Directs. 

feb'. 25. Joseph Willcot & wife & Two Children from the East- 
ward, in Town three months. 

ap'. 10. Mary Man from Road Island 
12. Peter Gatts from Road Island. 

Returned this List to the Clerk of the peace 1 7"*. ap'. 

19 ap'. 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Benja**. Pollard and the neighbours to 
Digg up the Ground to Lay a Drain from their Cellers, Near m'. 
Colmans meeting House to the Comon Shore there. They making 
good the Ground to the Satisfaction of the Select men and keeping 
it in Repair from time to time. 

[86«] Liberty is Granted to m'. Silence Allin to take up the 
Pauement and Digg up the Ground in Orange Street to Cary a 



218 Cirr Document No. 77. 

Drain from His New Cellar cross the way to a Drain in His own 
Land, He forthwith making good the Ground and Pavement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keeping them 
in Repare. 

A a Meeting May the forst. 1732. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the 
Constables To warn A Town meeting, To Convene at the Town 
House in Boston on Wednesday the Tenth day of may Currant at 
Nine of the Clock in the forenoon, Then and there to Elect and 
Depute One or more Persons being free holders and Resi<ients in 
the Town according to the Number Sett & Limited b}^ an act of 
the General assembly, To Serve and Represent them in a great & 
General Court, appointed to be Convened Held an<l Keept for His 
majestys Servis [86. ] at tbie Court House in Boston on Wednes- 
day the Thirt}' first day of may Instant and So De Die in Diem 
During the Session and Sessions, according to a warrant under the 
Hand and Seal of Edward Winslovv Esq'. Sheriff of the County of 
Suffolk Baring Date the Twenty ninth day of april last past. You 
are alike Required To warn The free holders and Other Inhabitants 
duly Qualified as the Law directs, To meet at the Same time and 
place To Chuse one Constable and Two Clerks of the market. 

To Consider of a Petition of Samuel Sewal Esq'. And others 
about a Donation of the Hono^^* Sam^^ Sewall Deceaced And also 
to Petition of Sundry Inhabitants about the north writing School 
To agree upon Conclude and finish Such other matter and things 
as were under their Consideration at former meetings, and Con- 
tinued to this meeting and Such other Things as ma}' be Proper 
for their Consideration, &c. 

[87.] Anno 1732. June 12* 

Liberty is Granted to m'. William Parkman to take up the Pave- 
ment and Digg up the Ground in Ship Street to Clear His Drain 
from his Celler to the Comon Shore there, He forthwith making 
good the Ground and pavement to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men & from time to time keeping them in Repare. 

■ 

At a meeting of the Select men June 14*^. 1732. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue fourth warrants to the 
Constables to warn a Town meeting of the free holders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly Quallified as the Law 
Directs to meet at the Town House in Boston upon tuesday the 
27*^. day of June Cnrrant at three of the Clock in the after noon 
to Receive and Consider the Select mens Reports about Several 
Petitions Comittcd to them may the 17*. to Cosider of viz*. 

about the North writing School, about Doc'. Boylstons Petition, 
and the Petition of m'. Jolm Lovell, and also what the Comitte 
have don about the old Buildings at the Dock, [88. ] And also to 
Consider of Some Help for m'. Edward Mills during his present 
111 State of health. And to agree upon Such other things as were 
under their Consideration at former meetings and Continued to 
this and Such other things as may be proper for their Consideration. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1732. 219 

At a Meeting Jane the 26^. 1732. 

Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers and Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

Penny white Loof 4. 

wheaten 6. 1 

Household 8. 1 

Six penny wheaten 2. 4. 4 

Computed at 8/6* P*. Bushel & 3/ for Charges, and the Several 
Baker within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread they Bake 
for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian names and the first 
& Last of their Sir names and the Clerks of the market are 
directed to make alowance for Bisket well Baked three Quarters of 
an ounce for Each Bisket 

[89.] Anno 1732. July 11«^. 

Liberty is Granted by the Select men to Charles Bucher Late 
from London farrier and Blacksmith to Reside and Inabit within 
this Town to Open a Shop and Exercise his Calling He having 
given Security to Indemnifie the Town as the Law directs. 

11 Ditto 
Liberty is Granted to m'. Jona". Loring to take up the Pave- 
ment and digg up the Ground to Clear his drain from his House to 
the Comon Shore in Salem Street, He forthwith making good the 
Ground & Pavement to the Satisfaction of the Selectmen and 
from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

Ordered that the assize of Bread now Stated for direction to 
the Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 
Penny white Loaf 3. 14 

wheaten 5. 13 

Houshold 7. 12. 

Six penny wheaten 2. 2. 12. 

Computed at 9/ P. Bushel & 3/ P'. Bustf . Charge. 

[90.] At a meeting of the Select men July the 19*^. 1732 
Ordered That the Town Clark Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables to warn a Town meeting to Convene at the Town House 
on fryday the 28**^ day of July Currant at three of the Clock in 
the afternoon, To Receive and Consider of the Report of a Cora- 
mite appointed to Receive proposals about the Old Buildings at 
the Dock, Also to Consider the Petition of m'. John Lovell To 
agree upon Conclude and finish Such other matters and things as 
were under their Consideration at former meetings and Continued 
to this meeting, and Such other things as may be proper for their 
Consideration. 

At a Meeting of the Select men July 20«». 1732 

On the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licence to Sell Strong 
Drink as Retailers without doors That were alowed & Recoraended 
Gamliel Rogers in orange Street 

Hannah Martin in Cambridg Street. 



220 CiTT Document No. 77. 

[91.] Hanna Pike 

Elizabeth Bucannan 

Robert myers 

Thomas Bradford in Essex Street 

William Walter 

John Ridgaway 

fances Hitchborn in Ann Street 

James Busby in Comhili 

William Griggs 

ann Britt 

James Day 

Zecha*. Jobonnet in Long Laiie 

ann fredriek in Milk Street 

W°». Winter in fish Street 
aug. 30. Mary Maekdaniel 

for Tavernors A lowed & Recomended viz* 

Joseph Clewly 

Sam". May in King Street 

Joseph Kidder in fish Street 

Sarah Butler in Queen Street for Beer ale Cydei 
&c. 
Sundry Petitions for Retailers Dissalowed 

Sarah Cole 

Joseph Simpson 
[93.] Lydiah Barns 

Jarviz Bethell 

John Nichalson 

Ann Brown 

Jonathan farnum 

Thomas Tyey 

Cornelius Tompson 

Mary Cole 

John Dutch 

Nicholas Roach 

Moses Wright 

Anna Giles 

Martin Round 

Elizabeth Ruby 

Hannah Miers 
. John Blake 

Susan ah Williams 

George Sire 

James Bennet 

Elizabeth Randoll 

Mary Pitts 

Thamozen Capron 

William Bartell 

Margaret Casno 
[93«] Thomas Lawler 

John Barns 

William Grozier 

Elizabeth Davis 



Selectmek's MmuTESy 1782. 221 

William Lankester 
martha Richardson 
John Steward 
Sarah Butler 
Sarah Merit 
Elizabeth Robinson 
Sundry Petitions for Taverns Dissalowed 

Elizabeth Read 
Gilbert wamer 

Mary Jones )< 

Mary Hill 

24 July 

The Several Persons named in the List Transmitted to the 
Select men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for the County 
of Suffolk as licenced to Sell Drink according to their Several 
Licences in the year 1731 

The Select men haue Considered therof and haue made no ob- 
jection to the [94 •] Rene wall of their Several Licences Saving 
William Davison & Mary Mattocks Inn holders And Elizabeth 
Atkinson & Sarah Boulderson Retailers out of Doors whom they 
object to as unfitt to hold Implojments. 

July 81-*. 1732 
The aboue named w"*. Davison Mary Mattocks & Eliza^ At- 
kinson are Excepted against by Reason of their not keeping good 
Rule & Order in their Houses, And Sarah Boulderaon as not being 
of a Sober Conversation. 

August the 23*. 
Since the Date of the Return of Licences and the Exception to 
Mary Mattocks Her Licence being Renewed. She has made ap- 
plication to the Select men and given them Such Satisfaction as 
that they do approve of Her, and are willing and Desirous She 
ma3* haue her Licence Renewed, if the Court think fitt. 

[95.] At a meeting of the Select men, aug"*. 9*^. 1732 

This being the year wherin by Law we are Enjoyned by Law in 
Consert with the Select men of Roxbury To Run the Line and 
Renew the Bound marks between our Town and Teirs. 

It is therefore agreed by the Select men of Boston That the Said 
work be attended on Wednesday the Twenty third day of august 
Currant at tenn of the Clock in forenoon. By the Select men of 
Boston viz'. 

mess". Sam". Adams, Sam". White, Joshua Cheever, Benja**. fitch, 
Andrew Tyler, Edwai-d Bromfield and William Downe, And That 
they or any two of them are Impowred to Joine with Such Persons 
whom the Select men of Roxbury Shall Impower to attend and 
Perform that Service. And That all Persons Concerned therein 
are desired to meet at the Houer aforesaid at the House of m'. 
Simon Rogers near to Roxbury Line, and the Select men of Rox- 
bury are accordingly Desired to Send men for their Town to Joine 



222 City Document No. 77. 

in the work, And that the Town Clerk do Send them Notice thereof 
[96.] And in Case the aforesaid 23*^. day of August Should Proue 
wet weather and apparently unsu table to attend that Servis, That 
then the Persons Concerned do attend the Same upon fryday next 
following Said Da}-. 

11 ang. 

Those are to notifie the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston to 
bring and giue in unto the assessors True and Perfect Lists of their 
Ratable Polls and Estates on the fourth Tuesday and Wednesday 
in the month of august Currant, betwen three & live of the Clock 
in the afternoon of the Said Dayes unto the Town House in Bos- 
ton That So they may be assessed their due proportion to tlic 
Taxes Set by the General Court for the year 1732 when and where 
the assessors will attend to Receive the Same. 

By order and at the Desire of the assessor. S. C. Town Clerk. 

[97.] Anno 1732. At a meeting of the Select men, aug'. 11*^. 
17i52 

Ordered That m'. Jonathan.Bowman,TakeCare of the water Engine 
that Stand nere the old north meeting House in the Rome of m'. 
Townsend who had the Care of it Comited to Him as master. 

The Return of the Perambulation between Boston and Roxbury 
august the 23"^ 1732 

Pursuant to the agreement we the Subscribers mett at the Time 
and place appointed and Rann the Lines and Renewed the antienf 
Land marks betwen the Towns of -Boston and Roxbury Begining 
at the mouth of the Creek, which opens into the Bay Leading to 
Cambridge, and so goes as the Creek Runns until it Comes in a 
Range with a fence and Trees which Parts between ra' Nathan". 
Brewer and Samuel Welles Esq' Land formerly Called m' Minotts, 
Then Cross the Highway till it comes to a Stump with a Heap of 
Stones about Eighty foot from the High way and from thence 
Streight to a Little Knole upon the Edg of the [98 •] Creek a 
corner of the Bounds, and from thence Esterly as the Creek 
Runs till it Comes to a Stake with a Heap of Stones in CoP. 
Lambs Dam, and from thence as the Creek Runns into the Bay 
between Boston & Dorchester. 
Sam'^ Adams 
Bcnja". fitch 

g3g Eben'. Pierpont 



Sam" white 
Joshua Cheever 
andrew Tyler 
W". Downe 
Edw^ Bromfield 



^ W™. Dudley 

» John Bowles 



" g Edward Rugles ^ 



Select men of 
Roxbury 



p § 



At a meting, august the 28*. 1732 

Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for Direction of the 
Bakers and the Clerks of the market is as follows viz* 

Of Penny white Loaf 3. 11 

wheaten 5. 9. 

Houshold 7. 7. 

Six peny wheaten 2. 1. 6 



3. 


9. 


5. 


6. 


7. 


3. 


0. 


1 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1732. 223 

Computed at 9/6*. P. Bushel & 3/ alowed Charge, and the Sev- 
eral Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread with 
the first Letters of their Christian names and with the first Letters 
of their Sir names &c. 

[99.] Anno 1732. Angus 28* 

Liberty is Granted to m'. Gilbert warner of Boston to take up 
the Pavement and digg up the Ground to Lay a Drain from His 
House in Essex Street to the Comon Shore in Newbery Street, He 
making good the Ground & Pauement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

6 Sep'. 
. At a Meeting of the Select men. Ordered that the assize of 
Bread now Slated for direction of the Bakers and Clerks of the 
market be as follows 

Penny white Loaf 
wheaten 
Houshold 
Six penny wheaten 2. 

Computed at 10/ P^. Bushel & 3/ alowed for Charge and the Sev- 
eral Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their Bread 
which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their Christian 
names and. with the first and Last Letters of their Sir names And 
the Clerks of the market are directed to make alowance for Bisket 
well Baked three Quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket 

[100.] Anno 1732. Sep', the S"^. 

at a meeting of Councelors Justices and Select men &c. Whereas 
the Said Justices & Select men are Informed of the frequent Proph- 
anation of the Lords day by Loose vain Persons negros &c. 
unnecessnry Traveling, or walking to and from Boston & Roxbur}', 
with Neglecting of attending the Publick worship of God in Either 
place. 

It is therfore ordered by the Said Justices and Select men that 
from & after this Date, untill and ontheTwentv-ninth day of October 
Next Ensueing, The Constables of and within the Town of Boston 
& Every of thera by turns Do warn & appoint Six meet and Sober 
Persons, Inhabitants of the Said Town on Lords Days to ward at 
the Line of Defence on the neck or Highway Leading to Roxburj', 
Three of Said Persons are to giue their attendance from Seven of 
the Clock in the morning untill Half an Hour after twelve at noon, 
and then to be Releived by the other three, wlio are there to Con- 
tinue upon duty untill the Dusk of the Evening, And Such Con- 
stables are to [lOJ,] attend with their Staves and to give in 
Charge to the Said ward, They take care to prevent and Suppress 
Such Disorders, and to Examine all Passengers, and to Restrain 
them from disporting Idle walking, or unnecessar}' Travel on the 
Lords Day, And if any Persons be Refractory, Rude, or Refuse 
to giue a Satisfactory acco". of the ocasion of their Traveling or 
otherwise mis behaue them Selves to Take them up and Carr}' 
them before the next Justice of the Peace, or otherwise to Return 



224 City Document No. 77. 

their names t6 Such Justice that they may be Convented, and 
Proceeded against according to Law as Prophainers of the Lords 
Dav. 

Then it was also agreed That the Justices, Select men Overseers 
of the Poor and Two Constables to Each assortment To Prevent 
& Suppress disorders Should walk by night thr6 the Several wards 
in the Town according to an assortment then made and Now on 
file. 

[102.] At a meeting of His Majestys Justices & the Select 
men of Boston, Sep', the 14**. 1732 

Voted. That Timothy Clark Esq'., Edward Winslow Esq'. 
Stephen Minot Jun'. Esq' m' andrew Tyler, m' Samuel Adams, m' 
Isaac While, m' Joshua Cheever m'. John Lee, Cap*, william 
Dowrie Sc m'. William Greenleaf, Be fire wards for the Town of 
Boston. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sep'. 27"*. 
Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for Direction of 
Bakers & Clerks of the market is 

Of Penny white Loaf 3. 7. 

wheaten 5. 2. 

Household 6. 14. 

Six penn}' wheaten 1. 14.- 14. 

and the wheat Computed at 10/6*. & 3/ for Charges and the 
Several Bakers are ordered to mark their Bread with the first 
Letters of their Christian Names & the first & Last of ther Sir 
names and the Clerks are directed to make alowance for Bisket 
Three Quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

[103.] Anno 1722. Nov'. 6*^. 

Liberty is Granted by the Select men to George vaux Stationer 
Late from London in Cap*, will". Shepardson To Reside and In- 
habit within this Town, To open a Shop and Exercise his Calling 
He having given Security to Indemnifle the Town as the Law 
durects. 

7 Nov'. 

A List of Stranges wanied by order of the Select men to Depart 
the Town as the Law directs viz*. 

Doc', akin from watertown. August 21*^. 

John Salter wife & Child from Charlston. Sep' 6*^. 

Charles Conner wife & Child from Philedelphia, Sep'. IS**', bin 
in Boston Six weekes. 

Thomas Holt from Cambridge. Oct' 30*. 

W" Royston wife & Child from Piscataque 6 weeks. 

John Remington from Hampton, Nov'. 2°*. 

Entred Nov'. 7"*. and Returned a Copy of this to the Clerk of 
the Peace, Nov'. 7"*. 

7 Nov*. 
At a meeting of His Majestys & Select men of Boston, m'. Thomas 



Selectmen's Minutes» 1732. 225 

Buck was voted to be a fire ward for the Town of Boston in the 
RooQje of Tim® Clark Esq', who desired to le Excused by Reason 
of His age. 

[104.] Anno 1732. Nov'. 16"». 

Liberty is Granted by the Select men to Joseph weekes Tobac- 
oness to Reside & Inhabit in this Town to Open A shop & to Ex- 
ercise his Calling He having given Security to Indemnifie the 
Town as the Law directs. 

28 Nov'. 

On the Petition of Joseph Pierce of Boston Innholder To Remoue 
His Licence of an Innholder from the House where He lives at the 
Signe of the Logwood Tree in Linn Street to the House near 
Scarlets wharf at the Sign of the Quens Head where Anthony 
3'oang last Dwelt, approved and Recomended. 

In answar to the Petition of ThoV Hutchinson Esq', for Erecting 
a Timber Building at the north Part of Boston on and near the 
flats as Set forth in His Petition Entred in the Book for Recording 
Timber Buildings Approved of and Conceuted to by the Select 
men. 

Anno 1732. Dec. 16*^. 
[105.] Liberty is Granted by the Select men To Arther 
Gale Sudletreemaker Late from London in the Ship yemans John 
Webster Coraand' To Reside and Inhabit within this Town To ' 
open a Shop and Exercise his Calling, He having given Security 
to Indemnifie the Town as the Law Directs. 

25 Dec*. 
At a meeting of the Select men. Ordered That the Price of 
wheat now Stated be 11/ P'. Bushel! 

27 Dec'. 
At a meeting of the Select men, Decem'. 27th 1732 
The Select men then Executed a Lease to m'. Samuel Green- 
leaf of Boston vietuler of Deer Island for Seven years Comenc- 
ing the first day of march next Ensueing the Date herof, He 
paying to the Town Treasurer for the time being for the use of 
the Town The Sum of Eighty fine pounds P*. annum on or be- 
fore the firet day of march yearl}'^ and every year as by the Lease 
Executed may more fully appear. 

[106i] At a meeting of the Justices and Select men at the 
Town House in Boston January the 5*^. 1732 Then agreed That 
the Justices Select men overseers of the Poor and assessors taking 
two Constables with them according to an assortment then made 
and now Lying on file. Do vizit the familys in the Several wards in 
the Town on Wednesday the tenth day of Janu'. Currant, To begin 
about nine of the Clock in the fore noon, To Prevent and Suppress 
Disorders, to Inspect Disorderly Persons, new coiners. The circorn- 
stances of the Poor, and the Education of their Children, To meet 



226 City Document No. 77. 

at iLe Town House at five of the Clock in the Evening of the Said 
Day. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Jan'. 25"*. 1732 
Liberty is Granted by the Select men To John marble House- 
Wright Late from London To Reside and Inhabit in this Town 
To open a Shop and Exercise His Calling He having given Secur- 
ity to Indemnlfie the Town as the Law Directs. 

[107.] Anno 1732. Jan'. 29^ 

A List of Strangers warned by order of the Select men to depart 
the Town as the Law directs viz*. 

octo'. 30. W™. Rolston wife & Child from Fiscataqua 2 months 
sine. 

nov'. 6. John Remington from Hampton 14 days Sine 

Jan'. 15. Darby Sendall from Jamaica by way of martins vine- 
3'ard. 14 Daj's Sine 

15. George Clark His wife and Two Children from Pemaquid. 
8 months Since, warned to depart. 

25 John vinings & wife from Scituate 6 months Since (&c Re- 
turned a Copy of this List to the Clerk of the Peace, January the 
29 ^ 1732 

30 Jan'. 
Liberty is Granted by the Selectmen To Joseph wilkinson Laborer 
from new york to Reside & Inhabit in this Town, He having 
given Security to Indemnifie the Town as the Law Directs. 

11 feb'. 
Liberty is Granted by the Select men To Benjamin Borden Shop 
keeper To Reside and Inhabit in this Town To open a Shop and 
Exercise his Calling He Having given Security' to Indemnifie the 
Town as the Law Directs. 

[108.] At a meeting of the Select men, March the first. 1732 
Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrant to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston in His majestys Name forthwith to 
warn all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston dul}'' Qualified, Ratable at Twenty Pounds Estate to one 
Single Rate, (besides the Polls) To Convene at the Town House in 
Boston, on monday the Twelfth day of march Currant at nine of 
the Clock in the fore noon. Then and there to Nominate & Chuse 
meet Persons to Serve the Town the year Ensuing as Select men, 
Tuwn Clerk, overseers of the Poor, Constables and other Town 
officers as the Law directs. And to Grant Such Sum or Sums of 
monej' as Shall be Judged needfull for the Releif of the Poor, and 
Defraying other necessary Charges arising wiihin and for the Said 
Town, To Consider the new frames Latly Erected by m'. Henry 
Gibbs, near to Judge Palmers ware house, To Receive the Report 
of ihe Comitte Relating to the old Buildings on the Dock or any 
other offers that may be made Relating thereto, To Consider the 
State of the School Latly under the Care of m'. Edward Mills de- 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1732-3. 227 

ceased, as also aboat a Salary for m'. Hicks assistant to ra'. Pioct" 
[109.] as also a motion from the overseers of the Poor, Relating to 
8ome Proi)er method to Prevent the Growing Charge of the alms 
House, as also to Consider tbe Proposals of Sundry Inhabitants 
about a market being Set up in this Town, And to agree upon 
Conclude and finish Such other matters and things as were under 
their Consideration at former meetings and Continued to be further 
debated at this meeting. And Such other matters and things as may 
be profjer for their Consideration at this meeting, and make a Re- 
turn of your warrant to my selfe before the Said tim of meeting. 

Dated in Boston ma' the first annoDom. 1732, In the Sixth year 
of His majcstys Reign. 

Memorandum. The Select men Let to Charles Henly the Towns 
Shop formerly Possed by m'. Brown for Six pounds P'. annum the 
Bent to Comence from the 25"*. day of Dec"'. 1731. 

ma' 7*^. 

In answar to the Petition of Joshua Tliornton of Boston House- 
wiight for Liberty of a Distil House near Cambridg Street near 
the mill Pond as Set forth in His Petition, Entred in the Booke 
for Recording Timber Buildings was Granted b}' the Select men. 

[110«] at a meeting of the Select men. Isaac Pierce was 
appointed a watch man in the Roon of Tuckerman and also is 
appointed to Ring the nine & five a Clock Bells at the old North 
and tend the Clock there from the first of march Instant and also 
to haue the Care of the north Burying Place. 

23 march 
Liberty Granted to m'. Jona*. armitage to take up the Pave- 
ment and Digg up the Ground in Sumer Street to Car}' His Drain 
from his House in Sumer Street to the Comon Shore there He 
forthwith making good the Ground & Pauement to the Satisfaction 
of the Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

26 ma' 1733 
Ordered. That the assize of Bread now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers & Clerks of the market is as follows viz^ 

oz • dr. 

of Penny white Loaf 3.5 

wheaten 4. 15 

Houshold 6. 10 

Six penny wheaten Loaf 1. 13. 13 

Computed at 11/ P^ Bushel & 3/ I*. Bushel for Charge and the 
Several Bakers within this Town are orderd to mark their Bread 
they Bake for Sale with the first Leters of their Christian Names 
& the first & Last Leters of their Sir names, and the Clarks of the 
market are directed to make alowance for Bisket wel baked three 
Quarters of an ounce for Each Bisket. 

[111.] Anno 1732. march 28 

Liberty is Grnnted by the Select men to Peter Hamett of Boston 
Bricklayer to take. up the Pauement and Digg up the Ground to 



228 Cmr Document No. 77. 

La}' a Drain from His Celler in Orange Street to the Comon Shore 
there He forthwith making good the Ground & Pauement to the 
Satisfaction of the Seleot men and ftom time to time keeping them 
in Repau*. 

81"*. march 
Liberty is Granted by the Select to w". Nesbet Cordwainer To 
Inhabit and Dwell within this Town, To open A iShop and Exer- 
cise His Callin, He haulng given -Security to Indemniiie the Town 
as the Law Directs. 

5. april 
Liberty is Granted to Benjamin Eustis to take op the Pavement 
and Digg up the Ground from His Land to His Drain from Said 
Land to the Comon Shore in Nubery Street, He making good the 
Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of the Select men and 
from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

[lis.] Anno 1733. April 9^, 

Liberty is Granted to m". Sarah Balch of Boston widow To take 
up the Pavement and Digg up the Ground to Clear her drain from 
Her House in Prince Street to the Coinon Shore there She making 
good the Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

At a meeting of the Select men ap'. 18**». 1733 
Whereas the Selectmen did formerly Order m'^. Benjamin Walker, 
To Repair the Pump Standing in the Towns Ground in Corn Hill, 
and He Having now given in His acco**. of the Charges thereof, 
wherin it appears That there is due to Him for Defraying the 
Charge the Sum of fifteen pounds, wherefore the Said Select men 
Pursuant to an order or By-Law of the Said Town, Baring Date 
may the 12t*^. 1702. Haue assessed the Several Persons hereafter 
named, who are Comonly known to make use of the Said Pump 
for their Suplying of water for their ordinary ocasion and do 
assess them as followeth. 

[113.] m'. Charles Dupee 10 

m'. Jos. Edwards 8 

m'. W"». Bollan 10 

cap*. Eastwick 10 

m'. Andrew Lane 8 

m". alise Quick 10 

m'. John Checkley 8 

m^ W"». Greenleaf 8 

m'. Oxen'. Thatcher 8 

» m'. Hardcastle 8 

m'. Benja. Walker 10 

m'. Richard Jenkins 8 

m'. Pumroy 8 

m'. Rich Hubbard 1. 

Cap*. W". Blin 8 

Cap*. Sam". Rand 2. 00 



Seleotmek's MmuTESy 1733. 229 



m'. W*". Price 


10 


m'. Thomas Creek 


10 


Cap^ Daniel Henchman 


8 


m'. Andrew Eliot 


10 


Gil'^. Philips Esq'. 


8 


m'. Joseph marion 


10 


m'. Jona*. Barnerd 


10 


m'. Elisa Collins 


8 


m'. Dudson Eilcop 


8 


m'. abra". Blush 


8 


m'. Zech'. Thayer 


8 


m". Howard 


10 


m'. Henry Lawtoir 


8 


• 


7. 16. 


Brought over 


7. 4. 



£16.00 
and m'. John Savel is Hereby Directed & Impowred to Collect 
and Receive of the Persons aboue named the Respective Sums as 
.Set down in the List, against Each Persons name, and if any of 
the Said Persons Shall neglect or Refuse to pay their Respective 
assessment to the Same To proceed to Prosecute as as the Said 
Town order and the Law in that Case directs. By order of the 
Select men. 

[114.] Anno 1733. April 20^ 

Liberty is Granted to Brazier the wife of Zecha*. Brazier 

Late from London in the Ship Enmity John Honoans Comander to 
Reside in this Town having given Security to Indemnifie the 
Town as the Law directs. 

A List of Strangers warned by order of the Select men to Depart 
the Town as the Law directs. 

feb'. 10. Eliza*^. Brithune from New york Six months Since. 

20. mary Lee alius Long from andover Twenty days since. 

28. mary Hibins from Cold Spring Three months Since. 

Alexand'. Parker from new york bin in Town 1 5 days. 

ap'. 13. Jera*. Evens from Charlestown bin in Town Six 
months. 

24 Debora Marick and Daughter from Harwitch bin in Town 
three months. 

Martha Baker & Sarah Robins from Harwich bin in Town three 
months. 

25 Jeramia Jones from Road Island bin in Town ten da^'s. 
Sam'^ Smith wife and Two Children from Pemequid bin in Town 

Ten dayes. 

Returned to the Clerke of the Peace ap'. the 80*^. 1733. 

[115.] At a meeting of the Select men april the 30*^. 1733 
Pursuant to the Law of the Province, Impowring the Select men 
to appoint propper Persons to oversee and Inform of any Breach 
of the Laws against Intemperance and Prophaneness. 



230 City Document No. 77. 

Voted. That mathias Cowdry, be appointed one for that Purpose 
He is aNo appointed to See that the Several By Laws of this Town 
are put in Execution. 

Ill answar to the Petition of m'. Thomas Gushing Jun'. To 
Erect a Dwelling House of Timber in m'. Bromfields Pasture, 
fronting on Rasons Lane, as Set forth in the Petition, Entred in 
the Book for Recording Timber Buildings Considred by the Select 
men and Granted by them. 

1 May 
Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town, To warn the freeholders and other Inhabi- 
tants &c. To Convene at the Town House on weduesdav the ninth * 
day of may Currant at nine of the Clock in the fore noon to Elect 
and Depute one or more Persons to Serve and Represent them, at 
the General Court To be convened held and keept at the Court 
House ill Boston may the 30*^. Instant &c. And to Consider a 
Petition of Sundry Inhabitants about Paving in Merchants Row, 
To Receive the Report of the Coroitte about Setting up a Market 
in the Town, Likewise the Reports of the Select men on Several 
Petitions Refered to them at the meeting in march Last and Such 
other things as ma}' be proper for the Consideratio. 

[116.] At a meeting of the Select men may the 2**. 1733 
Liberty is Granted To Tnomas mark Shop keeper to Reside and 
Inhabit within this Town to open a Shop and Exercise his Calling, 
He having given Security to Indemnifie the Town as the Law 
directs 

may the 2°^. 1733. The Select men Executed a Lease To John 
Welch of Boston Carver of a woo n Shop or Building now in His 
Possession Called Number nine Situate and being in Boston front- 
ing to Dock Squair So called, Bounded Southerly on the Said 
Squair westerly on the Shop in m'. Bunkers Possession notherly 
by the Town Dock Easterly on the Shop in m'. Billings Possession, 
for the Term of four years, and three months from the first day of 
Octo'. last past from thence nex Ensueing, He paying to the Town 
Treasurer for the time being for the use of the Town Twenty 
Pounds P'. annum, for each and Every year during the Said term, 
in Lawfull Bills of Credit of this Province, or Silver money at four 
payments Each year, as by the Said Lease may more fully appear. 

[117.] at a meeting of the Select men. May the 9*. 1733 
In answar to the Petition to the Rev*, m"^. William Cooper of Bos- 
ton for Libert}' for Rebuilding and finishing a wooden Dwelling 
House at m'^. Cottons Hill So called in Treamont Street as Set 
fourth in His Petition Recorded in the Book for Recording Timber 
Buildings may more fully appear The Petition was Considred by 
the Select men and approved of and Consented to by them. 

may 11*^. 
Liberty is Granted to Habijah Savage & w". Tyler Esq', warden 
of the Condet to take up the Pauement & and Digg up the Ground 



Selbgtmen's Minutes, 1733. 231 

to Clear the Pipes from the Orange tree to the Condet in ann 
Street the}- forth with making good the Ground and Pauement to 
the Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keeping 
them in Repure. 

may the 23"». 
In answar to the Petition of mr. John Allen of Boston mere* To 
Erect a dwelling House of Timber in Land formerly Judge Sewalls 
fronting Southerly on Rawsous Lane and as Set forth in the Peti- 
tion Entred in the Book for Recording Timber Buildings may 
appear. The Petition was Considred by the Select men and was 
approved of Consented to by them. 

[118.] Anno 1733, June the 7*^. 

Liberty is Granted To m'. Belcher Noyce of Boston to take up 
the Pauement and Digg up the Ground to Clear His Drain from 
His House in Dock Squir to the Comon Sliore tiiere, He making 
good the Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

12 June 

Liberty is Granted to m'. John Whitemore of Boston mar. To 
take up the Pauement and to digg up the Ground lo Cary a Drain 
from His New house to the Comon Shore in Salem Street, He 
making good the Ground & Pauement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

Liberty is Granted to Thomas Wharton of Boston House wright 
To take up the Pauement and to dig up the Ground to CaiTy His 
Drain from His Celler in Orange Street to the Comon Shore there 
He making good the Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of 
the Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

12. June. 
Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston In his majestys name forth with to 
warn all the free holders [119.] and other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston duly qualified as the Law direct to Convene at the 
Town House in Boston, on Wednesday the Twenteth day of June 
CuiTant at nine of the Clock in the forenoon, then & there to 
Receive the Report of the Committee about a market, as also the 
Report of the Select men about the water course in water street, 
and Such other things as were under their Consideration at their 
former metings and Continued to be further debated at this meeting 
and Such other things as as may be proper for their Consideration 
&c. 

June 20**^. 
Ordered. The Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Constables 
of the Town of Boston In His majestys name to warn forthwith all 
the free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly 
Qualified as the Law directs to Convene at the Town House in 
Boston on Tuesday the Twenty Sixth day of June Currant, at nine 



232 Cixr DoquMENT No* 77* 

of the Clock in the forenoon, Then and there to Receive the Report 
of the Committee about a market, as also the Report of the Select 
men about the water course in water Street and Such other things 
as were under their Consideration at former meetings and Con- 
tinued for further debates at this meeting and Such other matters 
as may be propper for their Consideration at this meeting. 

[120,] At a meeting of the Select men July the 27">. 1733 

A List of the Several Engine men and their orders viz^ 

Ordered. That m' James Reed haue the Charge of the Copper 
Engine under the Town House and he is &lowed Twelve men besides 
Him Self viz^ James Reed, Thomas flagg, Sam'^ Duncon, Tliomas 
Plasted Cooper, Bozone Allen, Sam". Ellis, Edward Potter, Robert 
Price, Thomas Goodwin, Thomas Hartley, Samuel Hastings, Peter 
Cotta and Thomas Reed. 

And in case there Should Happen any Differance at an}' time 
among them. That they should want to put out, or takie in any man, 
James Reed who has the Charge of the Engine, Shall giye an Acco^ 
of the Same to the Select men for their alowance and orders for 
theer Proceeding And at any time of fiers Breaking out. The Saidr 
Reed is ordered to Improve the Said Engine where He thinks He 
may do the most Service and to take care that at no time to ^et the 
Doors of the Engine House be Obstructed by Snow. &c and to 
worke the Engine once Every month from the first of april to the 
first of October, and to see that the Engine and pailes be kepte 
in Good Repair. 

And for their Care and diligence in the Same the Town at 
their meeting in march the 12"*. 1732. [131,] Haue by a vote 
freed them from all otilier ofiSces in the Town for this year. The 
Like orders had every List given then . 

Ordered. That m'. Jonathan Bowman haue the Charge of the Eln- 
gine at the watch House adjoying, the old north watch House, and 
He is alowed Sixteene men besides Him Selfe 17 in the whole viz*. 

Jona". Bowman, Anth^. underwood, John Stephens, John Smith, 
Joshua Townsend, Benjan. Snelling, Richard Kent James Dowell, 
Thornton Barret, John Brown, John Beares w™. marshal I, John 
Lowe, Thomas Kelling, Tho'. Bentley, Thomas Nowell, and Rich- 
ard morgen. The Same orders were given to them. 

Ordered. That m'. William wheeler haue the Charge of the 
Engine keept in Summer Street 13 men, viz*. 

will"", wheeler, w™. Cowell, Henry Howell, John Taylor, Sam". 
Davis, John Bowdr}', wm. wheeler jun\, ahijah adams, Joseph 
wheeler, Eleazer Darby, Soloman Kneeland Johnson Jackson, and 
John Lawson, the Like orders were given them. 

Ordered. That w"*. j'oung haue the Charge of the Engine kept, 
at the Prison and the List was. 

w™. young, Eben'. Perry, Sam". Sprague, Isaac Peirce, W". 

Ives, John Peirce, Gersham flagg, Jarves young, Newel, 

John Fantel (?), Bart** Sutton, Peter Roe, Stephen Parker, James 
Dayes, & Robert Bradford, 15 men. Like Orders given them. 

[133.] Ordered. That Thomas Pain haue the Charge of the 
Engine in the Engine House at the Dock and is alowed beside him- 



SsiiEGTMEN'S MlNUTES, 1733. 233 

selfe. 13 in all viz*. Thomas Pain, John Demery, Jacob Davis, 
Iccabod Rogers, Joseph Ricks, Jacob varm, John Homer, John 
Durham, nathan". Goodwin, Josep Lowdn, Thomas atkins, w°*. 
Snowden, and w°. Pack. 13 men. The Like orders Given them. 
Ordered. That John Earle haue the Charge of the Engine near 
the new north meeting House in m^ Hutch insons Buildings. 11 
men in all vizU 

John Earle 

Tho'. Person Jun'. 

Isaac Russell 

w™. Haley 

Jera*. Gushing 

Thomas Litton 

Joshua attwood 

Joseph Burrell 

James Davis 

Joseph Belcher & 

Dan", merrett 
The Like orders were given to them. 

Ordered. That Joshua Baker haue the Charge of the Copper 
Engine by the North meeting House, and is alowed nine men 
besides Him self. 10 in all viz^ 

Josiah Baker 

Joseph Roberts 

Joseph Pearson 

francis wetaman 

Samuel Pousley 

Christopher Souter 

Richard Gutten 

Jon a"*. Tarbox 

Hunstable Baker and 

Joseph Baker jun'. 
The Like orders were given them. 

Anno 1733 July the 27 
[123.] The Several Persons named in the List Transmitted 
to the Select men of Boston by the Clerk of the Peace for the 
County of Suffolk as Licenced to Sell Drink according to their 
Licences in the year 1732. 

The Said Select men haue Considered thereof, and haue made 
no objection to the Renewall of their Several Licences. 

The Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licences to Sell Strong 
Drink as Retailers without Doors, That were approved and Rec- 
omended by the Select men (viz*.) 

John Steward in fish street 

mary flood in milk Street 

Brice Eccles in orange Street 

martha Perks in fish Street 

John Lowden in milk Street 

Grizil Crockford in Prince Street 

Eliza»^. Cole in Newbery Street 

abigail maccolier in Essex Street 



234 Cmr Document No. 77. 

ann Clemans in merch^ Roe 

Susanna Cutler in Essex Street 

mar J Best in ann Street 

w™. Jepson in 

Several Tavernor alowed and Recomded viz*. 

Elizabeth Langdon in fish Street 

John foster in Linn Street 

[134.] Thomas Baker in King Street 

John Lambert in ann Street 

John Ludgate at the ferry 

Tavernors Liberty to Revoue their Licences viz*: 

Joseph Clewly lo Hanover Street 

William Patten to merchant Roe 

Edward Luthwich to Kings Street 

for an ale house keeper approved & Recomended 

Elizabeth mason in Prince Street 

Petitions for Retailers without Doors Dissalowd (viz. 

margaret Lock 

Richard Williams 

mary Cole 

John Grainger 

George Hambleton 

Joseph Lowden 

Grace Dutton 

John Souter 

Elenor messon 

David Masters 

natban". Kenny 

James Heuges 

Robert Burgyone 

Joseph Bill 

Susanna Deshon 

fraiicis Hatton 
[126.] Elizabeth flue 

John foreland 

Rachel Phippeny 

Robert Cole 

John Nicholson 

Jeramiah Hall 

Ann Brown 

John Dutch 

William Blinn 

Davis whitman 

Joseph Kneeland 

Robert Kenton 

John Davis 

Arther Hill 

f ranees Shore 

James Berhean 

Gersham Keyes 

Ebenezcr Lowel 

Elizabeth Taylor 



Seleotmex's Minutes. 1733. 235 

John Dlake 

Sarah merrett 

Ann Bethel 
for Tavorners that were Disalowed viz*. 

mary Jones v^ 

Thomas Webber 

George Bridge 

William Davison 

Sam^^ Kneeland 

Peter Britten 
Agnes wilder for Beer & Sider Disalowed. 

[126.] August 28^ 

On the Petition of mary walker to be a Tavernor at minot Tee. 
alowed and Reeomended 

Sep', the 12. at a meting of the Select men. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Town 
of Boston in His Majestys name forthwith to warn all the free- 
holders and Other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, duly Quali- 
fied ns the Law directs to Convene at the Town House in Boston 
on fry day the Twent}' first of this Instant Sep', at nine of the 
Clock in the forenoon, To Consider of the Instructions formerly 
given to their Representatives, Perticulerly That Relating to the 
Suppl}" of the Treasury, Also to Consider what may be proper to 
be don Relating to the watch Latly keept upon the Dock, Called 
the merchants watch, and to Conclude and finish Such other mat- 
ters and things as were under their Consideration at their former 
meetings, and Continued to be further Debated at this meeting, 
and Such other Things as may be propper for their Con sidt ration 
at this meeting. 

[127.] OctoMheS'*. 1733 

Liberty is Granted To John Bowdry of Boston Blacksmith to 
take up the Pauement, and digg up the Ground to Cary his 
Drain from His House in Newbery Street to the Comon Shore 
there. He making good the Ground and Pavement to the Satisfac- 
tion of the Select men, and from time to time keeping them in 
repair. 

Liberty is Granted to John Clark Tallo Chandler and Thomas 
Wharton Joyner to digg up the Ground to Lay a Drain from their 
New Houses in Orange Street through Hollls Street into the Sea 
they making good the Ground to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men, and from time to time keeping it in Repair. 

l\^. Octo'. 1733 

At a meeting of the Select men octo' 11"*. 1733 

Ordered that the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston in His mujestys name to warn all 
the freeholder and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, duly 
Qualifled as the Law directs to Convene at the Town House in Boston 
on Tuesday the Sixteenth of Octo'. Instant, at three of the Clock in 



236 Crnr Document No. 77, 

the after noon, To Chuse one or more [138.] meet Persons To 
Collect the Rates or Taxes that Shall be Comitted to then for the 
year Currant, And also to Consider about Building a Grainery at 
the North End of Boston, and to Conclude and finish, Such other 
matters & things, as were under their Consideration at former 
meetings, and Continued to be tbrther debated at this meeting. 
And Such other Things as may be Propper for their Consideration 
at this meeting. 

at a meeting octo'. the 24"». 1 733 

On the Petition of w". Lowder to Remove his Licence of -a 
Taverner where he now Lives in Coraon Street to the House 
wherein George Cyre Dwelt in maulbrough Street and to Execute 
his Licence there, approved of by the Select men & Recomed by 
them. 

24 Ditto 
Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth waiTants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston In His Majestys name forthwith to 
warn all the freeholders and other Inhabitants Duly Qualified as 
the Law Directs to Convene at the Town House on wednesdaj' the 
Thirty first of Octo'. Instant, [139.] at three of the Clock in 
the after noon, To Chuse one or more Persons to be Collectors to 
gather the Rates or Taxes for the year Currant, in the Roome of 
messurs Daniel Goff and Nathan*^ Gardner, who were Chosen to 
Serve in that office the Sixteent Instant and have Since declined 
Serving, also to Consider of a vote past in the Town meeting 
march the 14"*. 1719. Respecting the Town Treasurer Receiving 
into the Treasury the Bills of Creditt of the neighbouring Colonys, 
and to Conclude and finish Such other matters and things as were 
under their Consideration at their former meetings and Continued 
to be further Debated at tliis meeting, And Such other things as 
may be propper for their Consideration at this meeting &c. make 
Return &c. 

nov'. the first 
Liberty is Granted To Jacob Hurd of Boston Goldsmith to take 
up the Pauement and to digg up the Ground in Putlding Lane to 
Carry His Drain from His House to the comon Sliore there He 
making good the Ground and Pauement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men and from time to time keeping them in Repair. 

Nov', the 6"*. 
Liberty is Granted to Caleb Ray of Boston Houswright to take 
up the Pauement and to Digg up the Ground [130.] to Lay a 
Drain from His House in Blind Lane, to the Common Shore in 
Summer Street, He making Good the Ground and pauement to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men and from time to time keeping them 
in Repair. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov'. 17**». 1733 

Ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrant to the CoQ'^ 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1733. 237 

stables of Boston in His majestys Name forthwith to warn all tlie 
freeholder and Other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly 
Qualified as the Law Directs To Convene at the Town House the 
Twenty first day of novem'. Instant at nine of the Clock in the 
fore noon co Chuse one Collector to gather the Rates or Taxes for 
the 3'ear Currant, in the Room of John Staniford, who has Refused 
to Serve in that oflSce, And to Conclude and Finish Such other 
.matters and things as were under their Consideration at their former 
meetings, and contin'd to be further Debated at this meeting, 
and Such other Things as may be propper for their Con- 
sideiation at this meeting. Hereof fail not and make Return of 
this 3'our warrant and your- Doings thereon to myselfe before the 
Said •time of meeting. Dated in Boston, nov'. 17***. 1733 &c. 

at a meeting of the Justices and Select men of the Town of Boston 
Janu'. the 28^. 1733 

Then agreed That the Justices Select men overseers of the Poor 
assessors, Taking one or more Costables with them according to 
an assortment then made and now on file, Do vizit the familys in 
the Several wards in the Town on Tuesday the 5***. day of feb'. next. 
To begin about nine of the Clock in the fore noon. To Prevent and 
Suppress Disorders, To Inspect disorderly persons, new commers 
the Circomstances of the Poor, and the Education of their Children, 
To meet at the Town House on Thirsday next following, at the of 
the Clock in the after noon of S'. day. 

At a meting of the Select men, Jan'. 28*. 1733 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk In His majes*. name Ishae 
forth warrant to the Constables of the Town of Boston, forthwith 
to warn all the freeholders & Other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston duly Qualified as the Law Directs, To Convene at the Town 
House in Boston on fryday the first day of feb'. next, at three of 
the Clock in the after noon. Then & there to Consider whether a 
greater number Seers of the Poor, be not necessary and if it be 
judged to be So offer a Petion to the Greneral Court to In able the 
Town to Chuse them. Also to Consider what what {sic) may be 
proper to be don Relating to the out wharfs &c. 

[133.] at a meeting of the Select men, feb'. 20*. 1733 
ordered That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants to the Several 
Constables In His majestys name forthwith to warn all the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly Qualified 
as the Law directs. To Convene at the Town House in Boston on 
fryday the 22'*^. of feb'. Curr-mt, at three of the Clock in the after- 
noon, Then & there To Consider the Decaying Cicomstances of the 
fortifications of the Town, and what is Proper to be don thereon 
&c. 

feb'. 25«». 
In answar to the Petition of m'. Da\id Colson of Boston Lether- 
dresser To Erect a Dwelling House of Timber, on His Land at the 
Sonth part of Boston fronting on newbeiy Street on way and frog 



oz. 


dr. 


3. 


5 


4. 


15 


6. 


10 



238 City Document No. 77* 

Lan another way as Set fourth in the Petition. Entred in the 
Book for Recording Timber Building may appear. The Petion 
was Read and Considered by the Select men, and they doe approve 
of it and Consent to it. 

[13S.] Now Ordered That the assize of Bread now Stated for 
direction to the Bakers and the Clerks of the markets is as follows 
viz*. 

Of Penny whte Loaf 
wheaten 
Houshold 

Six penny wheaten Loaf 1. 13. 13. 

Computed at 11/ P'. Bushel & 3/P'. Bushel alowd for Charg and 
the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered to mark their 
Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their 
Christian names and with the first and Last Letters of their Sir 
names. And the Clerks of the market are directed to make 
alowaiice for Bisket well Baked three quarters of an Ounce for 
each Bisket. 

At a meeting of the Select men, march 4^. 1733. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Ishue forth warrants To the 
Several Constables, In his majesties name foi*thwith to warn all the 
freeholder and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston dulv 
Qualified, Ratable at Twenty Pounds Estate to a Single Rate 
(beside the Polls) to Convene at the Town House in Boston on 
Monday the Eleventh of march Currant at nine of the Clock [134:«] 
in the fore noon. Then and there to nominate and Chuse meet Per- 
sons to Serue the Town the year Ensueing, as Select men. Town 
Clerk overseers of the Poor, Constables and other Town officers as 
the Law directs, and to Grant Such Sum or Sums of money as 
Shall be Judged needful! for the Releif of the Poor, and Defraying 
other necessary Charges, To Consider the Present circomstances of 
the fortifications of the Town, and what is Proper to be don therein 
as also about Setling a market in the Town, which afiair was Con- 
tinued to this meeting. To Receive Receive (sic) the Report of the 
Coinitte Relating to the Old wharfs And to agree upon conclude 
and finish Such other matters and things as were under Consider- 
ation at former meeting, and Continued to be further debated at 
this meeting, and such other matters and things as ma}' be proper 
for their consideration at this meeting. Hereof fail not and make 
a Return of this your warrant and your doings thereon to my Self 
before the Said time of meting. Dated in Boston, March the 4^. 
anno Dom. 1733. In the Seventh year of His majes^ Reign. 



Selbotmen's Minutes, 1733. 239 



[Editobial Note. — At this point a new handwriting appears 
on the record, presumably that of Samuel Gerrish, who was chosen 
clerk in 1788, in place of Samuel Checkley, who had held the office 
from 1720. 

It will be noticed that the entries for the year 1733 are thus 
distinctly divided, but the entries are not on the same dates, and 
that both parts seem to be equally official and authoritative. 

W. H. W.l 



[135.] At a Meeting of the Select men 15 Mar. 1732/3. 

Voted, that m'. David Colson have the old Buildings upon the 
Dock, He paying Twenty Eight Pounds for the Same, taking them 
down as soon as may be and leveling the Rubbish. 

22 March 
Voted. That Mess" Winslow & Jeffries treat with Two Suitable 
Lawyers about the affair of Mr. Gibbs <&c. and that they give them 



240 City Document No. 77. 

Five pounds each, as a retentive fee [136.] in behalf of the Town 
of Boston, in all actions they are concerned in. 

Voted. That Mr. Williams set the Price of Indian Meal at the 
Grainery at 6/6 p. Bushel. 

Mar. 26. 
Liberty is Granted to William Nesbit to Open a Shop and follow 
the Trade of a Cordwainer upon Cap* Watson and Jonathan Foster 
becoming his Bondsmen, as the Law Directs. 

Mar. 28 
Voted, That Capt. Armitage be desired to improve sutable 
Workmen to remove the Engine House in Summer Street and take 
the care and oversight there of. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 30. 

Voted unanimousl}'. That pursuant to a vote of this Town on 
the 12 instant, the Frames lately erected by m'. Henry Gibbs 
on the Towns Land in Dock Square be forthwith taken down, 
And that Mr. Joseph [137*] Russell be imployed to Effect the 
Same. 

Voted, That Cap*. Armitage & Mr. JefFiiea be desired to take 
care to Secure the Said Frames in some sutable place. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Apr. 4. 

Cap*. Armitage Repoits that the Engine House in Summer Street 
was remov'd the 29***. mar. last, from the place it lately stood in, 
unto the Land of Tim. Clark Esq', (with his leave) on the North 
side of the Said Street and East side of his House. 

Cap*. Armitage and Mr. Jeffries reported that they had Secured 
the Frames, lately taken off the Towns Land in Dock Squnre in 
Mr. RusseFs Timber yard. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Apr. 18. 

Voted. That Mr. Saltonstal be desired to agree with a Printer 
for Printing Two Hundred Advertisements relating to the Inhabi- 
tants entertaining In-mates contrary to the Law, and that a 
sutable number of them be posted up in divers parts of the 
Town. 

[138.] In margin 1738, Apr. 24. At a meeting of the Select 
men, Apr. 24. 

Voted, That Five pounds be allow'd to Mrs. Mills widow and 
Executrix to Mr. Edward Mills deceas'd for a Shutter, Cup1)oard, 
and Guy &c. which were made by Mr. Mills in his Life time at 
his own cost and charge, and now put in Possession of the Select 
men, and remain in the House he lived in. 

Voted. That the price of Indian Com at the Granary be set at 
6/ p. Bushel. 

Indian Meal 6/ 6 

Wheat 11/6 

Rye 7/ 6 



Selectmen's Mdojtes, 1733. 241 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 2. 

Voted, That John Warwick be Cowkeeper for one year. 

Liberty is Granted to Thomas Marks to open a Shop in this 
Town upon Thomas Wharton and John Cookson becoming his 
Bondsmen, as tlie Law Directs. 

[139.] Voted, that Mr. Saltonstal and Mr. Jeffries be de- 
sired to take care of the Repairing the Fence about the North 
Burying place, and also of the Repair of Mr. Wis wall's 
School. 

Voted, That Mr. Col son be desired to take care of the Repair- 
ing the Towns Ware Houses that Capt. Dumaresq, and Mr. Luce 
now keep in. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, May 8 

Liberty is Granted to Mr. John Lee to break up the Ground and 
build a Toiob in the South Burying place about 26 feet distance 
from the South west wall, against the Tomb belonging to William 
Harris Esq' 

May 16. 
Voted, That the North Burying place be Lett to Mr. Thomas 
Goodwill this year for Four pounds, and he has also Liberty to 
make two Doors in the Fences of the said Burying place. 

May 23. 

Voted, that Mr. Jonathan Williams be appointed to receive 
the money due from the owners of the Cows going at Large on the 
Common and give Certificates for the same 

[140.] Voted. That the Old Burying place be Let to Mr. 
Jonathan Armitage for Twenty Shillings. 

May 29 
Voted that Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Colson and Mr. Armitage be de- 
sired to take care, that the Pavement in Merchants Row, be speed- 
ily Effected on the best Terms they can. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 2. 

Information was given. That the Small Pox has been on board 
the Sloop Kingston, Benj*. Kent master, during his Voyage from 
Jamaica and that the said Sloop was come up into the Harbour of 
Boston. Capt. Kent being sent for, acknowleg'd that he buried 
a man of that Distemper the 14*^. May last. Whereupon Joseph 
Wadsworth, Anthony Stoddard and Tim®. Clark Esq", were de- 
sired to assist us in the Affair. And it was concluded, That the 
Sloop with the Master and Men be sent down to Spectacle Island 
there to remain until further order. 

June 5, 1733. 

[141«] Voted, That the Visitation of the Schools be attended 

on Tuesday the 19"*. eurr'. And that the Hon^^». Thomas Fitch & 

Addington Davenport Esq"., Habijah Savage Esq\ with the Rev. 

Mr. Prince, Mr. Webb, Mr. Foxcrofb & Mr. Gee be desired to 



242 CiTT Document No. 77. 

accompany ns, and to meet at the Town House at 9 of the Clock 
in the Morning. 

That a Dinner be provided at Mrs. Ward wells and the above 
mentioned Gentlemen with the Several »School masters, be desired 
to Dine with us. 

June 1 i^. 
Voted. That Joseph Wadsworth, Anthony Stoddard and Tim®. 
Clark Esq", be desired to assist us relating to the Sloop sent down 
to Spectacle Island the 2****. Instant ; Who accordingly came, and 
upon a Representation by Mess". Benjamin Bird and Briant 
Parrott that they had taken proper care to cleanse the said Sloop. 
Liberty was Granted for her to come up to the Harbour. 

June 12. 

Thomas Jenner Esq., acquainting us, That the Brigg*. Good 
Intent, Stephen Thompson Mast', arrived from Barbadoes was 
Stopt at the Castle [143«] on acco*. of the Small pox being at 
that place. Voted, That Cap*. Armitage, Nath^^ Saltonstal Esq'. 
Mess". David Colson and Joshua Winslow be desired to go on 
board said Vessel to see what Condition She is in. Who accord- 
ingly- attended it, and the following Certificate was given to 
said Jenner. 

Whereas by order from His Excell^. the Govern', the Brig*. Good 
Intent Stephen Thompson Master lately arrived from Barbadoes is 
Stopt at the Castle on Acco^ of the small pox being at that Port, 
These ma}^ Certify that We have been on board the said Brig*, and 
having strictly examin'd the Master and Men, are of Opinion there 
is no danjyer of Infection from Her, but that she may safely come 
into this Harbour. 

June 12. 1733 J. A. D. C. ) c i 4- 

j.w. N. s. r^^^^* ^^°- 

June 20 

In Pursuance of the vote of 5*^. Instant, The Visitation of the 
Schools was attended yesterday, Anthony Stoddard & Hugh Hall 
Esq'. [143.] accompanying us in the Room of Thomas Fitch 
& Habijah Savage Esq", who could not attend it. 

Libeity is Granted to C Phipps to Open a School for 

Writing and Cyphering upon Mr. Auchmuty's becoming bound for 
him according to Law. 

Liberty is Granted to Eleazer Rice to open a Shop and to follow 
th(» Business of Selling English Goods, upon Mess" David Colson 
& Gershara Keys becoming his Bondsmen according to Law. 

June 27. 
Liberty is Granted to John M^.Neal to open a Shop of English 
Goods, upon William Hall and Peter Barber, bcoming his bonds- 
men according to Law. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 4. 

Voted, that Capt. William Downe and Mr. Bromfield be desired 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1733. 243 

to Walk this Night to Inspect the Several Watches, and that the 
Other Select men bj* turns do tlie same. 

[144,] Ordered That M'. Savell by a waiTant send Tiiomas 
Stud's wile and two Children over to Charlestown from whence 
they came, to prevent their being a Charge to the Town, And that 
he inquire after a Woman of ill fame, who came from Rhode 
Island, and Lodging at Said Stud's, ami warn her out of Town. 

Whereas there was an Assessment made last April for Repaying 
the Charge of mending the Town Pump in Corn hill, In which 
Several persons were Assess'd (upon misinformation) to the value 
of £4. 13. 8. they not being subject to pay, which makes a defi- 
ciency of the above Sum, And considering of what advantage the 
said Pump is to the Town, in the Sitting of the General Court, and 
to the Country' People coming to Market. 

Voted, That the Deficiency of the Assessment, be drawn for, On 
the Town Treasurer, the next Draught Day. 

[145.] At a Meeting of the Select men, July 11. 1733. 

Capt. John Sheffeild master of the Brig*. Orange Tree, being 
Stopt at the Castle, informs that he has been 30 Days from Spikes's 
in Barbadoes w*** his Brig*, w***. Rum, molasses. Six Bags of Cotton 
& Twenty Negroes, and that on the 12 may, he was himself at 
Bridge Town in Barbadoes, where the Small pox was then very 
rife, but that he took in his Loading at Spikes's and that all the 
time of his Loading and in his passage, he has had none of his 
people ailing or complaining, and desires he may have Liberty 
w*^. his Brig*, to come up into the Harbour. 

Voted, That Mess". Armitage, Jeffries, Winslow & Saltonstal be 
desired, with a Justice to go on board tbe Brig*, and to examine 
into the affair. 

Accordingly the above Committee with Justice Sew all went 
down, and Examin'd the Master and Mate upon Oath, and appre- 
hending no Danger to the Town, of the Small pox, from the 
Said Brig*. &c. A Certificate was Granted. 

[146.] Vot(*d. That Edward Brorafield, Jon*. Armitage, & 
Natb. Saltonstal Esq', be a Committee to prosecute in the Law, the 
affair of the Town with Mr. Henry Gibbs relating to the pcice of 
Wharf and the Frame taken down by Order of the Town until it be 
finished. 

Voted. That Mr. Read and Shirley have each of them a Fee of 
Three Pounds in the Affair between the .Town and Mr. Gibbs now 
in the Law. 

July 18 

Liberty is Granted to John Piles a Soap-boiler to open a Shop 
in the Town. 

Liberty is Granted to James Burbeen to be an Inhabitant of this 
Town and to open a Shop, Upon Mess". Joseph Lowden Sen"", and 
Joseph Lowden Jun'. becoming his Bondsmen according to Law. 

July 25. 1733. 
[147*] Mr. Tho'. Moulin renewing his request for Hireing the 



244 City Documei^t No. 77. 

Town's House, in possession of Mark Potts. Voted, That the 
House be Lelt to m'. Moulin he paj'ing Thirty six pounds p. Annum 
for the Same, in Four equal payments, as it shall become due, and 
not to Let the Shop to any person without the approbation of the 
Select men (to which he agreed) in order to which it was voted, 
that Mr. Colson and Cap^ Armitage, be desired w^ all expedition 
to get Mrs. Potts, out of the House. 

July, 27 

Information being given that on the 16 Instant arrived here 
Capt. Naboth Graves in a Sloop from Surrinam, who bro't with 
Him one Mary Mount (big with Child) likely to be a Town Charge, 
The Master not having Enter'd her name in the Office (which to 
us appears a design to throw her upon the Town) Voted, That 
Mr. Savel directly takeout a Writ against the Master, and [14:8«j 
that he be prosecuted according to the Province Law in that Case 
made and provided. 

Anna Maria Wormwood, a Palatine, coming to this Town by 
Land, and not having wherewith to subsist. 

Voted, That Mr. Bongarden be desired to get her a Passage for 
Pensilvania where She desires to go to her Relations, and that the 
Town will pay part of the Charge. 

July, 80 

Cap*. Naboth Graves (as enter'd the 27"*.) absconding and Mr. 
Wroe the Owner under apprehension of his vessels being liable to 
be stopt, having given Bond for the Passenger, complains he so 
did thrd surprise, and now finds that he nor the Vessel are any 
way liable for the Master, Insists, that his Bond be given up. 

Upon asking Counsel in the Affair, 

Voted that Mr. Savel go with Mr. Wroe to the Town Clerk and 
see the Bond deliver'd up. 

[149.] A motion was made. That the Law Obliging Masters 
to give Securit}^, for their Passengers, affecting the Masters only, 
and they absconding the Town has no remedy. That Endeavors be 
used for a Remedy in the affair. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 1. 1733. 
Voted, That every Wednesday before Draught Day, Mr. Savel 
and Moulin give us an acco^ of the Behavior of the several Watches. 

Aug. 8. 

Jacob Hasey of Rumney Marsh informs that the High ways in 
that Precinct are out of Repair. 

Voted, That Mess". Colson Armitage and Saltonstal, repair 
thither as soon as may be and give what directions are proper in 
the affair. 

Mr. Williams Informs that Mrs. Bucannon who now keeps the 
North Granary cannot longer attend that Service, therefore it is 
[150.] necessary that some sutable Person be appointed in her 
stead. And as Mr. Pierson was the first who made application for 
it, Voted, That said Pierson, be desired to attend us, and in the 



Selectmek's Minutes, 1733. 245 

mean time, that Mr. Williams be desired to appoint some proper 
Person to manage it for the present, and further that Mess'*. 
Bromficld, Dov^ne, Jeffries and Winslow go to the North End to 
Inquire into the affair. 

Mr. Colson & Cap^ Armitage Report that the House and Shop 
in Queen street, lately in the Occupation of Mark Potts, is now 
repaired, and ready for a Tenant. 

Voted, That they Ije desired to deliver the Key to Thomas 
Moulin, tomorrow, and acquaint him that his Rent is then to begin, 
which Kent is Thirty Six pounds p. Annum. 

[151.] Aug. 22. 

Mr. Staniford made Complaint that the close Fence built before 
Mr. Jekylis Wall was contrary to an agreement made between him 
and the Town. Which Agreement being produced, it was Voted, 

That Mr. Colson be desired to take down the said Fence and 
make an Open Fence in the room thereof. 

Aug. 25. 

Information being given that a Sloop from Jamaica was arrived 
at Pli mouth, on board of which Several People have had the small 
Pox on their passage. 

The following Letter was sent to His Excell*^ the Governor. 

To his ExcelF Jonathan Belcher Esq'. Cap'. General, &c. 

May it please Yo' Excell*^. 

Having advice that the small Pox is prevalent at the Island of 
Jamaica and being apprehensive that said Distemper may be 
[163.] brought into this Town by some Vessel from thence, We 
humbly pray Yo'. Excell^ would please to give orders, that no 
Vessel from that Island may have Liberty to pass the Castle until 
She has been examin'd. We have also advice that a vessel is 
arriv'd at Pli mouth from Jamaica, on board of which several 
persons have had that distemper in their passage, that some per- 
sons from this Town have been on board her, and are hourly ex- 
pected back in a Two Mast Boat, We also pray your Excell®' would 
please to order that no Boat from that place may come to the 
Town, until She has been examin'd, We are &c. 

W. D. E. B. 
J. W. N. S. 

Aug. 26. 

[153«] Upon Information that the Boat from Pliraouth men- 
tioned in our Letter of yesterday to His Excell^ was come up to 
the Town before the Order got to the Castle, We had a Meeting at 
the House of John Jeffries Esq', and after having upon Oath Ex- 
amin'd Capt. Joshua Thomas who came passenger iu the Sloop 
from Jamaica, and in the Boat to Boston. 

Voted, That Capt. Thomas be desired to keep his Clothes in the 
Trunk they came in, and also that he with his Servant keep at 
home, and not suffer any person to come to them until he hear 
further from us. 

That Mr. Savel be sent immediately in Search of James Smith 



246 City Document No. 77. 

and bring him to the Moderator securing his bnndle of Clothes by 
Locking them up, until he has been Examined. 

That Mr. Savel also go to PuUin & [164.] Frizzel's (who have 
been on board the Sloop and brought Limes from her) to acquaint 
them that We expect that the Limes be not exposed to Sale until 
they hear further from us. 

Voted, That the Price of Rye at the Granary, be set at 7/6 
p. Bushel, until further order. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 12. 1733. 

Mess". Cookson and Adams having made Complaint of a defect 
in the Chimney of an Old House behind the Three Crowns in Fish 
Street, by which the Neighbourhood is in danger of having their 
Houses set on' fire. 

Voted, That Mr. John Gold th wait and Mr. Joshua Blanchard be 
desired to view the same, and acquaint the Select men what they 
think proper to be done, to prevent Damage. 

[155.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Octob'. 4, 1733. 

Mary Lawson is Admitted into the House upon Fort Hill. 

James Pearse was admitted a Watch man at the North Watch 

House the Instant, and to continue there, until further 

Order. 

Oct. 19. 

Copy of the Return made to the Judge of Probates, relating to 
Mrs. Hair, viz'. 

Pursuant to the within directions, We have made strict Inquiry 
into the State of the Mind and Understanding of the within Nameri 
Mary Hair, And do report it as our Opinion that the said Mary 
Hair is so far wanting of Reason as to be uncapable of manageing 
her own aflfairs. 

Voted, That John Jeffries Esq^ and Mr. David Colson, treat 
and agree with Workmen to Build a Meal House at the North End, 
on a Peice of Land belonging to the Town near the North Mill. 

[156.] Voted. That Mess" David Colson, Josi)ua Winslow 
and William Downe be a Committee to see that Capt. Cyprian 
Southack secure his Hill near Valley Acre by Rails, or otherwise, 
that People may not be in danger. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Nov. 14. 

Voted, that Mr. Jon*. Williams be desired to Sell, or to put out 
to Winter, One of the Town Bulls, and to keep the other Two, to 
serve the Cows till the Spring. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Dec. 12. 

Mr. Samuel Clark Jun\ in behalf of his Father, who hired the 
Wharf at the North Batter}', Complains that some years past, by 
a Storm, the Wharf was so damaged as to take away a great pai*t 
of his profit in Improving of it and desires that it may be viewd 
and a deduction allow'd him out of the Rent he was to pay. 

[157*] Votedf That Mess". Winslow, Armitage and Jeflfriea 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1733. 247 

View the same and make report next Wednesday and that Mr. 
Treasurer Wadsworth upon Mr. Clarks paying him Forty Pounds 
part of the Rent behind be desired to forbear commencing an action 
against him this Court 

Dec. 19 
A Warrant being Granted to John Spooner according to his 
desire of the 28 Ult. as followeth. 

Boston, Nov. 30. 1733 
Gentlemen 

Whereas there is a difference arisen between Mess"' 
Thomas Phillips and John Spooner relating to a partition Wall 
between their Houses in Comhill ; and Application having been 
made to us, to appoint some meet Persons to valine the same, 
pursuant to the Law in that case made and provided, We do 
hereby desire and appoint you to view and value the same and 
make yo^. report to us, of 3'our doing thereon as soon as may be. 
To Mess". John Goldthwait W. D. ^ 

Joshua Blanchat'd E. B. ! q , . -,^ 

John Kneeland Jum. J.J. >c>eiectMen 



J. <j. I 
D. C. j 



[158.] Boston Dec'. 10. 1733. 

Gentlemen 

Pursuant to Your Order We have valu'd S*. Wall and 
in Our Opinion it's worth One Hundred and Seventy Pounds 2/. 

John Goldthwait 
Joshua Blanchard Jn® Kneeland Jun'. 

Dec. 24. 

Mess". Billings Informs that Mr. Abraham Francis has served 
them with a Writ of Ejectment for the Shops that they hired of the 
Town on the Dock, to be try'd at January Court next. 

Voted, That Mess". Armitage and Jeffries be desired to get a 
Copy of the Writ, and to treat with and engage Three Gentlemen 
of the Law in the affair in behalf of the Town and give them a fee 
of Five pounds each for the Present. 

Mess". Armitage and Jeffries report that they have been with 
Mess". Auchmuty and Botton, who were [159.] engag'd by Mr. 
Paddock, and that they had engag'd Mess". Reed and Shirley, and 
given them Five pounds each. 

Dec. 26. 
Voted, That the Price of Corn & Meal be at 6/ 6 p. Bushel. 

Dec. 31. 
Voted That the Price of Wheat be 11/ p. Bushel. 
Liberty is Granted to Samuel Boon to open a Shop, upon John 
Procter's becoming bound with him, according to Law. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 2. 

Voted, that Cap'. Downe, and Capt. Armitage be desired to 



248 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Inquire and make report what stock of Powder and Amunition is 
in the Powder House. 

Upon a motion made of the absolute [160«] Necessity of a 
Su table Person to searcl) into the Towns Books and files, to be 
inform'd relating to the Towns Lands on the Cove commonly call'd 
Bendals Cove, Leas'd out by the Town to Valentine Hill and his 
Associates in the year, 1649 for 80 years, and the Revertion 
thereof to Everil. 

Voted, That Mr. Middlecot Cooke be desired carefully to Inspect 
tlie Books and Papers of the Town and take out Copys of what 
may have any Referrence to the said Lands, and that he be hand- 
sonilv rewarded for his trouble. And in case said Cooke refuseth, 
then to treat with Mr. Thaddeus Mason. 

Jan. 9. 

Upon a Motion of Mr. Nathanael Williams (Master of the South 
Gram'. School) for an Usher in the Room [161.] of Mr. Jer. 
Grid ley 

Mr. Nathanael Oliver Jun'. of this Town having been recom- 
mended to us as a Sutable Person for that trust, and upon Inquiry 
made into his Character arc satisfied therewith 

Voted, That the said Oliver be Uslier or Assistant to Mr. Na- 
thanael Williams, and that he be allow'd after the Rate of Eighty 
pounds p. Annum, Agreeable to a vote of the Town, To Com- 
mence from y* 4*^. Feb. 

Cap . Downe and Capt. Armitage reporting that there was but 
Six half Barrels of Powder in the Powder House belonging to the 
Town. 

Voted, That the Said Capts. Downe and Armitage be desired 
forthwith to purchase Nine Barrels of Powder on the best Terms 
they can, to lye in the Powder House for the use of the Town. 

Voted, That Capt. Downe and Mr. Josh. Winslow be desired 
to inform Mr. Secretary [163«] Willard, that upon Inquiry 
into the State of the Powder House, we find there is but a very 
small Stock there, Which we think is our duty to acquaint the 
Governm*. of. 

Jan. 16 

Capt. Downe and Mr. Winslow report, That they have inform'd 
Mr. Secretary Willard of the small Stock of Powder in the Powder 
House, and he promised to give an Acco^ of it to the Lieutenant 
Governor the first Opportunity. 

Capt. Armitage and Capt. Downe report. That they have pur- 
chased Nine Barrels of Powder for the Town's use, and Lodg'd it 
in the Powder House, and taken Mr. Powning's receipt for the 
same, and mentioned in the said Receipt, his having Three Barrels 
of Powder belonging to the Town in his hands before. 

[163.] Meas". Boutineau and Johonnot with others applying 
to us, On acco* of the School lately under the caie of Mr. Sanmel 
Grainger Deceased, which is become vacant by the Death of Mr. 
Grainger. And his Son Thomas Grainger being some time Usher 
to his Father who had Several Boarders, Desire, That his Son 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1733. 249 

Thomas Grainger may have Leave to carry on the School for 
Three Months under the Inspection of Mr. Andrew Le Mercicr. 

Voted, that upon Condition Mr. Le Mercier takes the Oversight 
of the ScIk>o1, that Mr. Grainger have Liberty to Instruct the 
Youth for Three Months. 

Jan, 23 

Upon Complaint of Mr. Treasurer Wadsworth, That Mr. William 
Lee is Six years behind in his Rent of Five pounds [164.] p. year 
for the Town's Slip at tlie bottom of- Coney's Lane, and Mr. Lee 
complaining of his hardship by not improving of it, and tiiat he 
has been at Thirteen i)ounds charge on the Place. 

Voted, that Mr. Lee pay Mr. Treasurer Wadsworth, Twenty 
pounds which shall be in full of it to this day between the Town 
and said Lee relating to tlie Said Slip. 

Mr. William Lee desiring to hire the above Slip with the Flats 
y*. belong to the Town. 

Voted, that Mr. Lee upon paying Nine pounds, p. Annum to 
the Town Treasurer, and keeping the Drain &c. in repair have the 
Improvement of the same for the year ensueing. 

Jan. 30. 
Voted, that the Price of Corn & meal be setled at Seven Shil- 
lings p. Bushel till further Order. 

[165.] At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 13. 1733. 

Voted, That To morrow at Three of the Clock, The Select men 
Meet at the Town House to view the Small Arms, Lodg'd in the 
Towns Armoury, and that Mr. Treat Gunsmith be ordered to attend 
and assist at the view. 

Feb. 14. 
The Select men being met accordingly view'd the small arms 
Treat and Miller Gunsmiths attending and assisting 



at the view, tliey were directed to proceed with all the Expedition 
possible to the Cleaning the Arms, and putting them in Order for 
use, when occasion shall require. 

Feb. 25 

Voted, That speedy Care be taken to Fit up a proper Office for 
the Town Clerk for reposing and securing His Books, And that it 
be in part of the Green Chamber, and that John Jeffries Esq% and 
Mr. David Colson be desired as a Committee to take care that the 
same be Effected. 

[166«] Voted, That Mr. Treasurer Wadsworth be directed to 
take a Bond of Nathanael Green Esq^ for Ninety Pounds being 
now in his hands, A Donation from Col**. Fitch and others, in 
Order to procure Books for the Town Library. 

[167.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, March 1 1 . 1733. 
Liberty is Granted to mess". John Demerick and James Adams 
to break up the Pavement, and open the Ground in Cross Street, 



250 CiTT Document No. 77. 

Upon Condition that they make good the Pavement to the satis- 
faction of the Select men. 

March, 18 
Liberty is Granted to Mr. Joseph Grouard to break the Pavement, 
and open the Ground in Fish Street, Upon Condition that he make 
good the Pavement again, to the satisfaction of the Select men. 

March, 19. 
Liberty is Granted to Mr. Andr. Sigourney to break up the 
Pavement, and open the Ground in Prince Street, Upon Condition 
that he make good the Pavement again to the Satisfaction of the 
Select Men. 

[168.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 19 
Liberty is Granted to Mr. Joseph Cowel to break up the Pave- 
ment, and Open the Ground in Orange Street, upon Condition that 
he make good the Pavement again to the satisfaction of the Select 
men. 

Mar. 25, 1734 
At a Meeting of the Select Men, Mar 25. 

Ordered, That the assize of Bread, now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers <& Clerks of the market, is as follows, Yiz^ 

Of Penny white loaf 3* 5* 

wheaten 4. 15 

Household 6. 10 

Six penny wheaten loaf lb. 1. 13. 13 

Computed at 11/ p. Bushel, and 3/ p. Bushel allow'dfor Charges. 
And the several Bakers within this Town are Ordered to mark 
their Bread which they Bake for Sale with the first Letters of their 
Christian Names and with the first and last Letters of their Sir 
names. And the Clerks of the market are directed to make allow- 
ance for Bisquet well baked, three quarters of an ounce for each 
Bisquet. 

[169«] At a Meeting of the Select men, Mar. 27. 

Liberty is Granted to George Wells to put up a Shed for Shad- 
ing Fish at Olivers Bridge. 

Voted, To proceed to repair the Trees wanting in the Row 
already planted in the Common, and to Set up Posts and Rails ac- 
cording to the Vote of the Town the 13"*. Instant, and that Mess" 
Colson & Arm it age be desired to see it effected ; but to suspend 
the planting another Row, until the affair has been represented to 
the Town. 

Voted, That Mess". Jeffries, Forsyth & Winslow be desired to 
treat with Col®. Checklev the late Town Clerk about the Books and 

%0 

Papers yet in his hand in Order to have them delivered to the pres- 
ent Town Clerk. 

[170.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, Apr. 10"*. 

Upon the Affair of the Land belonging to Mess". Jon*. Jackson 



Selectmen'9 Minutes, 1734. 251 

and Jonatl). Loring, between Salem Street and Love Street, Voted, 
To allow the said Jackson and Loiing Forty pounds for part of 
their Land taken into the high way, and that Capt. Armitage and 
Capt. Forsyth, see the Fence removed and a highway of Six feet 
laid out, and that Mr. Bromfield take care to get sufficient Deeds 
for the Same. 

Apr. 17. 

Liberty is Granted to Elisha Townsend to build a Shed for a 
Fish Market at Bull wharf. 

Abraham Tuckerman is Admitted a Watchman at the North End 
in the Room of Isaac Peirce. 

[171.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Apr. 10 

Ordered, That Mr. Josiah Baker have the Charge of the Copper 
Engine by the North Meeting House, and he is allowed Ten Men, 
besides himself viz'. 

Josiah Baker, Joseph Roberts, Joseph Pearson, Samuel Pousle^y, 
Christopher Souter, Richard Gutten, Jonathan Tarbox, Hucstable 
Baker, Josiah Baker Jun'., Walter Edmonds, and Zephaniah 
Basset. 

And in Case there should happen any difference at any time 
among them that they should want to put out or take in any man, 
Josiah Baker that has the Charge of the Engine shall give an Acco' 
of the same to the Select men for their allowance, and Orders, for 
their Proceeding. 

And at any time if a Fire breaks [17!SJ.] out, the Said Baker is 
Ordered to Improve the said Engine, where he thinks he may do 
the most Service, and to take care, that at no time the Doors of 
the Engine House be obstructed by Snow &c. And to work the 
Engine once every month from the first of April to the first of 
October, and to see that the Engine & Pailes be kept in good Order. 

And for their Care and diligence in the same. The Town at their 
Meeting in March the Eleventh 1 734, have by a vote freed them 
from all other Offices in the Town for this year. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, April, 20. 1734. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston, In His Majesty's Name, forthwith 
to [173] Warn all the Free holders, and other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston, duly qualified, as the Law directs, To Convene 
at the Town House in Boston, on Wednesday the Twenty Fourth 
of April currant at three of the Clock afternoon. Then and there 
to Consider of some Alterations proposed to be made in the Scheme, 
lately voted for a Market to be Set up in the Town, Or to agree 
upon what may be thought proper to be done further therein. 

And to agree upon, conclude & finish such other matters nnd 
Things as were under their Consideration at former Meetings and 
continued to be further debated at this ; as also such other matters 
and things as may be proper for their Consideration at this Meet- 
ing. 

Hereof Fail not, and make a return of this your Warrant and 



252 City Document No. .77. 

your doings thereon, unto myself before, the said time of [174.] 
IVieeting Dated in Boston the Twentieth day of April, Anno Dom. 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Four, and in the Sev- 
enth year of His Majesty's Reign. 

Mr. Goodwill, who hires the North Burying place is allow'd to 
make a Stile over the West side of it. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, April 29. 1734. 

Mess" Bromfit'ld and Downe inform'd that at the Instance of the 
Committee for Fortifications, They had given Order On Mr. 
Pouning for half a Barrel of Powder to try the Cannon at the 
North Battery. 

Mr. David Franckline is Admitted a Viewer and Sealer of Cord- 
wood within the Town of Boston in the Boom of Mr. John Mil- 
liken deceased. 

[175.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, May 3. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston, In His Majesty's Name forth with 
to warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants, That have an 
Estate of Forty Shillings p. Annum of Freehold in Land, within 
this Province or Territory at the least, Or other Estate to the 
Value of Fifty pounds Sterling,To Convene at the Town House upon 
Wednesday the Eighth of May Current, at Nine of the Clock in the 
Fore noon ; Then and there to Elect & Dupute One or more Per- 
sons (being Freeholders and Resident in the Town) according to 
the numb'. Set and Limitted by an Act of the General Assemblj', 
To Serve and Represent them in a Great and General Court up- 
pointed to be Convened, held and kept for His majestys Service at 
the Court House in Boston upon Wednesday the Twenty Ninth 
Day of may instant, and so De Die in Diem during their Session 
and Sessions, according to a Warrant under [176.] the Hand and 
Seal of Edward Winslow Esq. Sheriff of the County of Suffolk, 
Bearing Date the Thirtieth Day of April last past, and in the 
Seventh year of His Majesty's Reign. 

You are alike Required to warn all the Freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Sd. Town duly qualified as the law directs to 
Meet at the Same time and place. To Consider the Petition of 
Sundry Inhabitants for widening Common Street and part of Frog- 
lane, and Granting Liberty for laying down Ways at the slip in 
North Street for a Ferry, and removing the Gun House in the 
Common, as also some proper method lor Supplying the Town 
Treasurer with Money for the present Carrying on the Foi tifieations, 
and to Grant Such Sums of Money as shall be judged ncedfuU, for 
the Relief of the Poor, and defraying other necessary Charges, To 
Chuse one assessor, and Four Clerks of the market, also [177.] 
to receive the Report of the Select men, on Several Affairs refer- 
red to them at the Meeting in March last. 

To agree upon Conclude and finish such other matters and things 
as were under their Consideration at former Meetings, and Contin- 
ued to this, and such other things as may be proper for their Con- 
sideration. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1734. 253 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 15. 

On a Petition of Capt. Thomas Child for Liberty to demolish an 
Old House in Essex street, and to Erect a New one of Timber in 
the same place, He having Obtained the Consent of the Neigbbour- 
hood, as is set forth in his Petition, Enter'd in the Book for Re- 
cording Timber Buildings. The same was Considered, and Voted, 
That Liberty be Granted accordingly. 

[178.] Mr. Moulin informing that the Watch men at the Pow- 
der House in the Common are very deficient in their Duty, and 
particularly the last Night, He found only Bridgham there — And 
lie also asleep. 

Voted, That Mess". Armitage & Colson be desired to acquaint 
Mr. Pouiiing therewith and further that We have had repeated 
complaints of the same Nature and desire that He would remove 
them. 

Upon repeated Complaints of the Watches being remiss in their 
Duty by which means the Town may suffer. 

Voted, Tbat tbe Select men will inspect the Watch Houses, Twice 
a Month, on Such Nights as they shall think proper. And make re- 
port how they find them, on tbe last Monday of every Month, tbat 
so the Watch men may be paid as they shall deserve [179.] And 
it is agreed That Mess". Collson, Winslow, and Jeffries will in- 
spect tbe Powder House and South Watches ; Capt. Armitage King 
street and tbe Long Wharf. Mess" Bromfield and Downe the 
Dock ; and Capt. Forsyth tbe North Watches. 

Upon Reading the Petition of Mr. Tbomas Cushing Jun'. desiring 
liberty to set up Posts in Rawson*s Lane. 

Voted, Tbat Mr. Cushing have Liberty to Set Posts One foot to 
the North ward of bis Land in Said Lane, Upon Condition that he 
remove his Fence Three foot back into bis own Land, and that 
the Neigbbours on the other side do the same with their Fences, 
for the Accomodation of the Lane. 

Voted, Tbat tbe Scheme for the Markett be put into the public 
Prints next Monday, And that Mr. Gerrish get a sufidcient number 
printed, to add to the By Laws of the Town. 

[180.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, May 16*^. 

His Excellency the Governor acquainting the Select Men, That 
on the morrow He intends to Celebrate tbe Marriage of Her High- 
ness tbe Princess Royal of Great Britain with His Higbness the 
Prince of Orange Desiring the Select Men to Accompany Him 
for that purpose. 

Voted, Tbat Mess". Jeffries, Winslow and Downe be desired to 
wait on His Excellency accordingly. For that the Town Meeting 
being on the same Day will prevent tbe whole number of the Select 
men from attending on that Joyful Occassion, And that the Several 
Bells in tbe Town be Rung, and the Sextons have an allowance for 
their pains in doing the same. 

[181.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, May 23*. 
Capt. Steel the Clerk of the North Market informs. That the 
Engine House at the North End stands in the place where the 



254 City Document No. 77. 

Market House is ordered to be Erected, And desires that it may 
be removed. 

Voted, That Mess". Armitage, Downe, Winslow, Forsyth and 
Jeffries be desired to look for a proper place, whereon to remove 
it. They accordingly Report That the place on the North side of 
the Church adjoynlng to the little Engine House is the most con- 
venient for it. 

Voted, That Capt. Armitage & Forsyth be desired to wait on 
the Committee of the North Church, for their approbation Who 
Report That They had so done. And that They approve of the 
same. 

Voted, That Cap'. Armitage & Forsyth See that the House be 
placed tiiere accordingly. And that they also look for Some [182.] 
Proper, place where the Little Engine may be removed. It 
being not so convenient for them to be so near as at Clarks Wharf. 
And that Mr. Jeffries be added to the Committee. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, June 5, 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers, and the Clerks of the Market, is as follows, viz^ 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 3. 5 

Wheaten 4. 15. 

Household 6. 10 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf lb 1. 18. 13 

Computed at 10/6. p. Bushel, and 3/6 p. Bushel allow'd for 
their Charges &c. 

Voted. That the Visitation of the Schools be attended on Tuesday 
the 18"^. Current, and that The Hon*»^*. Adam Winthrop, Edward 
Hutchinson, Joseph [183.] Wadsworth, Ezekiel Lewis Esq", 
with the Rev. Doctor Col man, Mr. Thacher, Mr. Webb, Mr. 
Chaunc}^ Mr. Mather, and Capt. Nathanael Cunningham be de- 
sired to Accompany the Select Men on that Service, and to meet 
at the Town House, at 9 of the Clock in the morning, for that 
End. That a Dinner be provided at Mrs. Wardalls, and the afore 
mentioned Gentlemen, with the several School Masters be Invited 
to Dine with us. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 12*^. 

Voted, That m'. Treasurer Wadsworth abate to Samuel Clark, 
Seven pounds and Four pence in the Rent of the North Battery 
Wharf, On acco*. of Extraordinary Storms since the year, 1728. 
He continuing his Rent to the first of November next. 

[184.] At a Meeting of the Select men, at the District of 
Rumnc}' Marsh, Present, Jon*. Armitage, David Collson, Alex*. 
Forsvth and William Downe June 14. 

Upon viewing the High Ways said to be Encroached upon ac- 
cording to the Information given by Mess". William Hasey and 
Samuel Floyd. We found said High Wa3's to be very Narrow in 
some Places, It was thereupon Agreed, That the}' should be Two 
Rods wide. And Mr Nathan^ Cheever & Isaac Lewis (two of the 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1734. 255 

persons complained of) were informed of the Width we propos'd, 
Who came into the said Agreement, and promised to remove their 

Stone Walls accordingly, Mess". Tuthil & ■ Flood who 

are about to set up Stone Walls on said Highways, also promised 
to Conform them to the breadth aforesaid. 

[185»] Liberty is Granted to Mess". William Speakman, 
James Hawden, John Becham, David Evans and Jacob Hurd, to 
take up the Pavement, and Open the Ground in Pudding Lane, 
upon Condition they make good the Pavement again to the Satis- 
faction of the Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 19, 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the 
Constables of the Town of Boston. In His Majesty's Name, forth 
with to warn all the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants of the 
Town, duly qualified as the Law directs to Convene at the Town 
House, on Tuesday the 25***. of June Current at Three of the Clock 
afternoon. Then & there to Consider the memorial of sundry In- 
habitants of the Town of Boston respecting [186.] The Town 
Butchers selling their meat in the public Markets ; To receive the 
report of a Committee, about widening Frog Lane, To Consider 
the Petition of several Proprietors of the Long Wharf with respect 
to their making an Addition to the End of it, in Order for planting 
Guns thereon ; Also to Consider the Petition of Several Inhabi- 
tants respecting the laying down Wayes at the End of North 
Street for a Ferry way ; To Conclude what is proper to be done 
relating to the Encroachments made on the Town Rights ; And to 
Agree upon conclude and finish such Other matters and things as 
were under Consideration at former Meetings, and continued to be 
further debated at this ; And also such other matters and things as 
may be proper for their Consideration at this Meeting. Dated in 
Boston the 22 June 1734 

[187.] At a meeting of the Select Men, June 24*^. 

Voted. That One of the Printed Schemes of the Market, Or 
By Law for regulating the same, be presented to Each of His 
Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Suffolk. 

At a Meeting of the Select Meft, July 24, 

Liberty is Granted to Mr. John Harrod to take up the Pave- 
ment, and open the Ground in Prince Street, upon Condition that 
he make good the Pavement again, to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 26. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston, In His Majesty's Name, forth to 
warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town, 
Qualified as the Law [188«] Directs, to convene at the Town 
House, on Wednesday the 31'*. of July Current at three of the 
Clock afternoon, Then and there to Consider A motion made by 
Mr. Treas'. Wadsworth at the opening of the last Town Meetingi 



256 City Document No. 77. 

relating to a Vote pass'd the 20*^. of march last, for Raising the 
Sum of Ten Thousand pounds for Fortifications and determine, 
What may be proper for the Town to do in that affair. To Give 
Instructions to the Committee appointed at the last meeting to 
prosecute in the Law, Those tbat Encroach upon the Town 
Rights, To Consider a Memorial of Thomas Palmer Esq', and 
Mr. Henry Gibbs. Also to appoint a suitable person or persons 
to be assistants to the Clerk of the market on Dock Square, if the 
Town shall think fitt so to do. And to agree upon conclude and 
finish such other matters and things as were under Consideration 
at former meetings and Continued to be further debated at this, 
as also such Other Matt". & things as may be pper for their con- 
sider4 at this Meeting. Dated 26 July, 34 

[189.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, July 24. 

Mr. Ebenezer Belcher is Appointed a viewer and Sealer of Cord- 
wood within the Town of Boston, and to take his Oath to the 
faithful discharge of his said oflSce or Trust, He to be allowed Two 
pence p Cord for so much Wood as he shall view and seal, and 
the same to be paid by the buyer. 

The said Belcher's Precinct to be from the South Battery to the 
Fortification. And He is carefully to see to it. That the Laws in 
that case made and provided, be duly Observed and kept. 

The Several Persons named in a List, transmitted to the Select 
men of Boston, by the Clerk of the Peace, for the County of 
Suffolk as Licenced to Sell Drink according to their several 
Licences, in the year, 1733. 

The Select Men have Considered thereof, and have made no Ob- 
jection to the renewall of their Several Licences, Saving [190.] 
Richard Dowse Innholder, and Jeremiah Rhodes and John Stewart 
Retailers out of Doors, Whom they Object to as unfit to hold 
such Employment, by reason of their not keeping good Rule and 
Order in their Houses. 

At a Meeting of the Select men 

The Names of Sundry Persons, whose Petitions for Licence to 
Sell Strong Drink by Retail without Doors, were approved of, and 
they accordingly Recommended, by the Select Men ; Viz'. 

John Beer 

John Blake 

John Blanchard 

Elisabeth Cole 

John Charnock 

Abigal Davis 

Susanna Deschans 

Brice Eccles 

Eleazer Flagg 

Rebekah Foster 
[191.] Samuel Green 

Susanna Grainger 

Esther Hinder 

John Lowden 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1734. 257 

Ebenezer Lowel 

Edward Lutwyche 

Sarah Lampson 

John Mackenzie 

Elisabeth Miers 

Elisabeth Milliken 

Sarah Newell 

Matthew Nazro 

Benjamin Purrington 

William Roxburgh 

Caleb Richardson 

Elisabeth Russell 

John Souter 

George Sotherland 

Elisabeth TayFor 

John Tonken 

Mary Venn 

Magdalen Wroe 
[193.] Abigail Wheeler 

Ann Williams 
John Ashley, for Beer, Ale, Cider &c. 
Sundry Taverners approved & Recommended, Ybf. 

David Franckline 

Andrew Halyburton 

John Hayes 

Nathanael Jarvis 

Samuel Jackson 

Joseph Kidder 

Samuel Kneeland 

John Rachel 

Samuel Wethered 

Thomas Warden 

Thomas Webber. 
Sundry Petitions for Licence to retail Strong Llquom out <tf 
Doors, were Disallowed, Viz'. 

Samuel Hastings 
[193.] Josiah Belcher 

Susanna Belcher 

Adam Ward 

Joseph Lowden 

Robert Cole 

Richard Peircy 

Hannah Powell 

James Hughes 

William Rillon 

Mary Webster 

Thomas Flagg 

Margaret Le Cras 

Francis Murton 

Eunice Streat 

Collet Burgyone 

Elihu Wardall 



258 City Document No. 77. 

Elisabeth Betterly 

Ann Bethel 

John Foreland 

Elisabeth Rainsford 
i Elisabeth Salter and ) 
V ( Mary Jones J 

[194*] James Hodgson 

Joseph Bill 

James Gibson 

William Lackey 

Thomas Nisbet 

William Condy 

Benj. Sanders 

Mary Gabourel 

Philip Aubin 

Abigail MKJoler 

Samuel Sharp 

John Davis 

John Simpson 
Petitions for Taverns, Disallowed, Viz*. 

Samuel Boyce 

Thomas Debube 

Joseph PeirqjB 

Thomas Baker 

Margaret Husk 

Edward Lutwyche 

Hugh Scott 
[196.] William Winter 

George Bridge 

Bachel Snoden 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Aug. 14. 

Voted. That Mr. Samuel Gibson be accepted as Usher of the 
South Grammar School, in the room of mr. Nathanael Oliver jun'. 
Who is to enter into that Service, the 10'**. of Sept', next 

Upon a Motion made by Mr. George Brownell for Liberty to 
Open a School for the Instruction of Youth m Reading, Writing, 
Cyphering, Dancing, and the use of the Needle. 

Voted, That Mr. Brownell have Libert}^ Granted him to keep 
Such a School accordingly. While he continues to regulate the 
same in Conformity to the Laws of this Province, and to the Ap- 
probation of the Select Men, for the time being. 

[196.] These are to Notify the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston to give, or bring in to the Assessors of the said Town. 
True and perfect Lists of their Polls and Rateable Estates, on the 
first Tuesday and Wednesday in the month of September next, 
between Three <& five of the Clock afternoon, at the Town House 
in Boston ; That so they may be Assessed in a just and due pro- 
portion to the Taxes set by the Great and General Court for the 
j'.ear 1734. At which Time and Place the said Assessors will give 
attendance to receive the Same. 

At the Desire & by Order of the Assessors, Boston Aug. 21. 1734 

Samuel Gerbish, Town Clerk. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1734. 259 

[197«] At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 19. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants, To the 
Constables of the Town of Boston, In His Majesty's Name, forth- 
with to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston, Qualified as the Law directs. To Convene at the 
Town House, On Wednesday the Twenty Eighth of August, Cur- 
rent, at Three of the Clock, afternoon. In Order to Raise money, 
to refund the several Sums disbursed by the Committee, Chosen 
the 15*^. March last, to prepare Carriages for Mounting the Can* 
non. And also for the further Carrying on the necessary Fortifica- 
tions of the Town ; Also to Consider a Petition of sundry Inhabi- 
tants relating to tlie high way or Street round Windmill Point, 
being stopt up; To agree upon, conclude and finish such Other 
matters and things as were under Consideration at former Meet- 
ings, and Continued to be further debated at this, as also such 
other matters and things as may be proper for their Consideration 
at this Meeting. 

Sep*. 3d. 
[198 •] Liberty is Granted to Mr. John Hunt to take up the 
Pavement, and dig up the Ground in Queen Street, Upon Condi- 
tion that he make good the Same again, to the Satisfaction of the 
Select Men. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 4. 

Isaac Feirce is admitted a Watchman, in the room of James 
Peirce, Who desires to be excused from that service. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 11. 

In Consideration of the ill state which the North Battery at 
present lyes in. 

Voted, That Mr. Collson & Capt. Fors3^th be a Committee to see 
that the said North Battery be effectually secured. 

Upon the Application of mr. John Bradley (with others in his 
behalf) Praying for Liberty to Entertain the Town with the 
[199«] Diversion of Rope Dancing. 

The same was Considered by the Select men. And fearing lest 
the said Divertisement may tend to promote Idleness in the Town, 
and great Mispence of time. 

Voted, That the same be disallow'd. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Sept. 18, 

Voted, That Mr. William Parkman be allow'd Forty Shillings 
for a Strip of Land of Eighty foot long, and about Two foot wide, 
Which he has left out of his land to enlarge Battery AUe^^ ; upon 
his Securing the same to the Town, for their Use, forever. 

Whereas, 

and Others have Commened an Action of Ejectment against Mess". 
Tho. Hubbard, John Phillips & others. Tenants to the Town of 
Boston. 

Voted, That Mr. Bromfield & Capt. Downe be a Committee, to 



260 City Document No. 77. 

treat with Lawyers on that affair and to take the Care thereof upon 
them until it be finished. 

[300.] Liberty is Granted to Mr. Isaac Walker to take up 
the Pavement, and Open the Ground in Sudbury Street, to carry 
a Drain from his House to the Common Shore upon Condition that 
he forthwith make good the Pavement to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men, and keep the same in Repair from Time to Time. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 3. 

Mr. John Bradley presented a Petition to the Select men. That 
he might be permitted to Shew and exercise the Diversion of Rope 
Dancing, Tumbling and Posturing with Swords in this Town. 

Voted, That Edward Dumaresq be admitted One of the Engine 
inen, in mr. John Earles Company, in the Room of Joseph Burrel^ 
who is gone to reside in Carolina. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 9. 

Mr. Josiah Baker, master of one of the water Engines, Informed, 
That Christopher Souther & [201.] Josiah Baker jun'. belonging 
to his Company were gone to Sea, And recommended John Waters 
4& Joshua Glidden to be put in their Room. 

Voted, That the said John Waters and Joshua Glidden be added 
to m' Bakers Company in the room of the Said Souther and Baker 
accordmgly. 

Mr. John Bradley's Petition as Entred the 3*. of October instant, 
was Read, considered, and. 

Voted, That the same be disallowed. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 10, 
Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be set at the rate of 12" p. 
Bushel for wheat, and 3/6 p. Bush*, is allow'd for Charges, and is 
as follows, viz^ 

Of Penny white Loaf 2.15 

Wheaten 4. 8 

Household 6. 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf l*"*. 10. 15 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 16. 

John Eades Hat maker from Charlestown is admitted an Inhabi- 
tant, Upon his giving Bond with Sufficient Sureties to the Town 
Treas'.to indem[203.]nify the Town, as the Law directs. 

Voted, That Mr. CoUson have Liberty to set up Posts in West 
Street according to his Motion entred, Sept. 25^. last. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Oct. 23. 

Voted, That mr. Joseph Ricks have the Charge of the Water 
Engine at the Dock and that he be Allow'd 12 men besides him- 
self, Namely John Dumaresq, Ichabod Rogers, Jacob Davis, Joseph 
Uran, John Homer, John Durham, John Lowden, Thomas Adams, 
William Snoden, William Peck, Nathanael Brew, and Benjamiu 
Barnard. 



Selectmen's Mikutes, 1734. 261 

Mary Neal widow from London is admitted an Inhabitant, upon 
mr. Thomas Oxnard & capt. John Horaans becoming her Bondsmen 
as the Law directs. 

Voted, That Mr. Barth. Sutton have the Charge of the Water 
£ngine at the Prison in Queen street, and that he be allow'd Four- 
teen men besides himself, Namely Stephen Parker, William Ivers 
John Peirce, Samuel Sprague, John Tootel, Peter Roe, James 
Cocks, Ebenezer Berry, James [303«] Young, Henry Newel, 
Jacob Green, Eliphalet Parker, Gershom Flagg and 

At a meeting of the Select men, Oct, 31. 

Mr. William Band, being Chosen One of the Collectors of the 
Rates and Taxes within the Town of Boston, for the year current 
And having been duly sworn to the faithful discharge of the said 
OflSce, He now gave Bond to the Treasurer, in the Sum of Nine 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten Pounds, together with Mess". 
Samuel Rand and Thomas Hubbard as Sureties, as the Law directs. 
And a Certificate thereof was delivered to him, directed to the 
Assessors of the said Town. 

Capt, Daniel Pecker, another of the Collectors chosen and Sworn 
as above. Also gave Bond together with Mess". Barth®. Cheqver, 
& Richard Buckley Sureties, in the Sum of Eight Thousand One 
Hundred Pounds, And a Certificate thereof accordingly given him, 
as above. 

Mr. Nathanael Barber, another of the Collect", Chosen and Sworn 
as above, now gave Bond also, together with mess". David Farnum 
and [204«] Caleb Lyman Sureties, in the Sum of Four Thousand, 
One Hundred Pounds, And a Certificate thereof also given him, as 
mentioned above. 

Mr. Joseph Whittmore, Constable of the District of Rumne^' 
Marsh, And appointed to Collect the Rates & Taxes, within the 
Same, being Sworn, Also gave Bond, together w*^ Mess" John Sale 
& Josiah Langdon, Sureties, in the Sum of Four Hundred & Sixty 
pounds. And a Certificate thereof also given him, as above. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Novemb. 13. 
Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be set at 12/6 p. Bushel for 
Wheat, and 3/6 allow'd for Charges and is as follows, viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 14 

Wheaten 4. 6. 

Household 5. 13. 

Six penny wheaten Loaf 1^^ 10. 1 

At a meeting of the Select men, Nov. 20, 

Mr. George M^.Euen has Liberty Granted him to Build a 
Chimney in his Shop adjoyning to m'. Edwards's on Dock Square ; 
Upon Condition [205.] that some of the Select men view and 
approve of the Same, And the said M*.Euen is to leave the 8a?d 
Chimney Standing whenever he shall leave the said Shop. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Nov. 22. 



262 City Document No. 77. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be set at 13/6 p. Bushell for 
Wheat, and 3/6 allow'd for Charges and is as follows, viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny white Loaf 2. 11. 

Wheaten 4. 1 

Household 5. 7 

Sixpenny Wheaten Loaf 1^^. 8. 8 

At a meeting of the Select men, Nov. 27. 

Robert Jeckell has liberty Granted him to Open a Shop in this 
Town. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Nov. 29. 

Thomas Wait of Maiden appeared and gave an Acco*. that 
Ebenezer Desper his wife and three Children, who at present reside 
at Maiden, are Inhabitants of this Town, and have been leagally 
warned out of the Town of Maiden, And being [306. ] Unable to 
maintain themselves, he applys to the Town for care to be taken of 
the said Desper and his Family. We accordingly^ came into a 
Vote, To Give it under our hands to Indemnify the Town of Mai- 
den. In the following manner. 

Whereas it has been represented to us the Subscribers Select 
Men of the Town of Boston, that Ebenezer Desper, who has for 
some time resided at Maiden, is an Inhabitant of this Town And 
has been legally warned to depart out of the said Town of Maiden. 
We hereby promise, That if the said Wait shall make it appear to 
us, that he has been so warned, We will acknowledge the said 
Desper to be an Inhabitant of this Town ; And bear the Town of 
Maiden harmless from any Charge that may arise to the Said Town 
from the said Desper and his Famil}'' 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec. 4. 

Upon Reading the Petition of [307 •] Thomas Moulin, John 
Stringer & John Chambers, Presented to the Town of Boston at 
their Meeting in May last, relating to the Old and South Burying 
Grounds, which was referr'd to the Select Men, for their Consider- 
ation, and direction in that affair. 

Voted. That Three meet Persons be appointed to take care of the 
Old and South Burying places ; and that the Perquisites thereof be 
equally divided among them. 

Voted, That Thomas Moulin 

Sendall Williams & 
John Chambers 
be appointed for that Service under the following Regulations, 
Viz'. 

I. That One of the Said Three Persons, with One Assistant at 
the least, do alwaj's attend the Funeral of every White Person at 
the Gate of the Burying place, to conduct the Corps to the Grave, 
and to see the same covered up. 

II. That the Gates of the Burying places be kept [308«] Con- 
stantly Lock'd, Excepting at such times as thej' are opened to 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1734. 263 

receive the Corps. And in the Winter Time that the Passage to 
the Burying places and to the Graves be kept clear of Snow. 

111. That the Prizes for Opening Tombs, and Digging of 
Graves, be as entred in the Town Records the 9"^ of May, 1732. 
Which are as follows, Viz*. 

For Digging a Grave for a White Person, Man or Woman, Ten 
Shillings. 

For Ditto for Persons from Six to Twelve years of age, Seven 
Shillings. 

For Ditto for Children carried by Hand, Five Shillings. 

For Ditto for a Negro, Man or Woman, Seven Shillings and Six 
pence. 

For Ditto from Six to Twelve years of age. Six Shillings. 

For Ditto for Children, Four ShUlings. 

For Opening the New, or Wall Tombs, Fourteen Shillings 

For Opening the Old Tombs, or those that stand in the midst of 
the Burying places, Sixteen Shillings. 

[309«] The Form of a certificate given to the Collectors of 
Taxes, as follows, Viz'. 

Whereas Mr. William Rand was Chosen One of the Collectors 
of the Rates Sc Taxes within the Town of Boston for the Year cur- 
rent at a General Town Meeting the 29 of March last past. These 
may Certify, That the said William Rand being duly Sworn to the 
faithful discharge of the said Office, has also given Bond to the 
Town Treasurer in the Sum of Nine Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Ten pounds with Sufficient Sureties to the Satisfaction of the 
Select men, as the Law directs. 

Dated in Boston Oct 31, 1734. 

By Order of the Select men. 

Samuel Gerrish Town Clerk 

To Mess". Dan Loring and Company, Assess" of the Town of 
Boston, (and so of the rest) 

[210.] October 24. Liberty is Granted to Francis Brinley 
Esq', to take up the Pavement, and Open the Ground in Wings 
Lane, Upon Condition that he make good the same again, to the 
Satisfaction of the Select men, and keep it in repair from Time to 
Time. 

Octob. 26. Liberty is Granted to Capt. John Henderson to 
take up the Pavement, and Open the Ground in Marlborough 
Street, in order to clear the Drain from his House in sd. Street, in 
the Occupation of m'. Gershom Keyes, Upon Condition that he 
make good the same again, and keep it in repair from time to time 
to the Satisfaction, of the Select men. 

[211«] At a Meeting of the Select Men, Dec. 11 

Mess . Read and Shirley were Consulted, ab*. the Towns Case 

with mess". Frances and others, and the Papers relating thereto 

delivei-'d to them. 

Voted, That Matthias Cowdery be appointed to take care to 



264 CiTT Document No. 77. 

prevent the forestalling the market ; Also to see that the other By* 
Laws of the Town are put in Execution. 

Ordered. That the Assize of Bread be Set at 14/ p. Bushel for 
Wheat, and 3/ 6p. Bushel for Charges, And is as follows. Viz* 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 10 

Wheaten 3. 16 

Household 5. 5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 1^*». 7. 13 

At a meeting of the Select men, Dec. 29. 

Upon Reading a Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the Town 
relating to the Demands made in the Law by James Everills 
Heirs. 

[212.] Voted, To Call a Town Meeting on Fryday next the 
27*^. Current at Three of the Clock afternoon to Consider of that 
affair. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec. 25. 

Voted, That the Ground whereon the Windmill stands on 
Boston Neck, be Lett to mr. Alexander Marten, Miller, for the 
term of One year, commencing from the 8*^. of August last. He 
pacing to the Town Treasurer, Forty Shillings p. Annum for the 
Same. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants To the 
Constables of the Town of Boston, In his Majestys Name, forth 
with to warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town 
of Boston, Qualified as the Law directs. To Convene at the Town 
House on Fryday the 27***, of Dec. current at 3 of the Clock, after- 
noon. To Consider a Petition of [213.] Sundry Inhabitants 
relating to the demands made in the Law by James Everills Heirs, 
and what proper Steps may be taken to defend the Towns Rights in 
that affair. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Dec. 28 

Mr. Shirley was Sent for, and (agreeable to the Vote at the 
Town Meeting yesterday) was desired to draw a Petition to His 
Excellency the Govern^ the Hon^^* the Council and House of Rep- 
resentatives relating to the Affair of m'. Everills Heirs, now in the 
Law. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Jan. 1. 

Upon a motion That further application might be made to Col®. 
Checkley, in Order to have all the Records and Papers belonging 
to the Town put into the Town Clerks Office, The same was re- 
ferred to the Meeting On Wednesday next, for further considera- 
tion. 

[214«] At a meetingof the Select Men, Jan. 8. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue Warrants To the Consta- 
bles of the Town of Boston, In His Majest^^'s Name, forthwith to 
Warn all the Free holders, to Convene at the Town House upon 
Thursday the Sixteenth of January current, at Three of the Clock 
afternoon. Then and there to proceed to the Choice of some meet 



Selectmen's Minutes^ 1734. 265 

Person, qualified as the Law Directs, to be y*. Register of Deeds 
and Conveyances of Land within the County of Suffolk, Pursuant 
to a Warrant under the Hands and Seal of William Dudlejs and 
Anthony Stoddard Esq"., Two of His Majestys Justices of the 
Quorum, for the said County, bearing Date the Sixth Day of Jan- 
uary, Anno Dom. 1734 &c. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Jan'. 15. 

Voted, That m'. Thomas Craft be admitted one of the Company 
belonging to the Water Engine in Queens Street, in the Room of 
mr. Young, and Mr. Peter Vergoose in the room of m'Tootel. 

[215»] At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 20. 

The Select men made their Return upon the Warrant issued by 
William Dudley and Anthony Stoddard Esq", for the Choice of a 
Register of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, in the Room of John 
Ballantine Esq'. Deceased. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Jan* 22. 

Robert Dunlap, with his Wife and four Children are come into 
this Town from Springfield, Lodging at One Tweed's near the 
North Meeting House On Monday night last, and were to go over 
to Capt. Temple's at Noddles Island the next day. 

Mr. Treasurer Wadsworth being present the Town Clerk de- 
livered to him, the bonds given by the Collectors of the Taxes for 
the Current year, viz'. Mess". William Rand's, Daniel Pecker's, 
Nathanael Barber's, and Joseph Whittmore's By Order of the Select 
Men. 

■ [316.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, Jan 27. 

Mr. Thomas Savage desires to resign his Place as Sealer of 
weights and measures. He being grown infirm and unable to per- 
form that Service. 

Mess". Joshua Blanchard, William Fairfield and John Kneeland 
Jun'. are desired and appointed to view the Chimneys complain'd 
of by M'. Hubbard as Entred the 15^. instant, and to make report 
thereon. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Jan. 29. 

Whereas Mr. Matthias Cowdery was appointed the 11'**. of Dec. 
last to take care to prevent the forestalling the Market, and to see 
that the Other By-Laws of this Town are put in Execution. 

Ordered, That his pay or allowance for the said Service shall 
commence from Monday the 27^, of January instant. 

[217.] At a meeting of the Select Men, Feb. 5. 

Mr. Andrew Lane being present. He was desired on behalf of 
the Town, to take upon him, the care of obtaining a debt due to 
the Town, (from the Estate of Edward Alley n in Wings lane) On 
acco'. of Martha Alley n. And in Order thereto, to Endeavour to 
take Possession of the Premises. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 10, 

Several of the Justices belonging to the Town of Boston, by our 
desire, Met us in the Council Chamber, in Order to consult about 



266 City Document No. 77. 

a General Walk, or visitation of the Town, the following Sortment 
was agreed upon. 

No. 1. Edward Hutchinson Esq'. 

Joseph Wadsworth Esq'. 

John Ruck Esq'. 

Alexander Forsyth, Select Man 

Richard Buckle}^, Assessor 

Thomas Stoddard | Constables 

Joseph Snelling f 
[818.] No. 2. Abiel Walley Esq'. 

William Tyler Esq'. 

John Fayerweather Esq . 

Edward Bromfield', Select Man 

Samuel Greenwood, Overseer of the Poor 

John West, Constable. 
No. 8. Hugh Hall Esq'. 

William Stoddard Esq'. 

Jonathan Arraitage, Select Man 

Jeffery Bedgood, Overseer of Poor 

Peter Thomas, Assessor 

Joseph Bradford, Constable 
No. 4. John Jeffries Esq'. Select man 

Samuel Sewall Esq'. 

Henry Bering, Overseer of Poor 

James Watson, Assessor. 

Samuel Jackson ( ^ . , , 

T> 4.1 T> ^ i Constables 

Bathazar Bayard | 

No. 5. Anthony Stoddard Esq'. 

John Walley Esq'. 

John Hunt, Overseer of Poor 

John Staniford, Assessor 

No. 6. Samuel Sewall Esq'. 

George Bethune Esq'. 

William Downe, Select man 

Daniel Loring, Assessor 

Jonathan Jackson, Overseer of Poor 

Abijah Adams, Constable 
No. 7. Jacob Wendell Esq'. 

Nath". Green Esq'. 

Joshua Wiiislow Esq'. Select Man 

Jonas Clark, Assessor 

Nathanael Thwing > Constables 
Benjamin Walcut I 
No. 8. Timothy Clark Esq'. 
Samuel Welles Esq'. 
Samuel Adams Esq'. 
David Collson, Select man 
John Hill, Overseer of Poor 
Matthew Adams, Assessor 
Stephen Green leaf Constable 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1734. 267 

[220.] The Day Appointed was on Tuesday the 18***. Current, 
to meet in the Evening of the said day at the Town House. 

At a meeting of the Select men Feb. 12. 

George Barter is Admitted a Watch man at the Fortification, in 
the room of Thomas Bradford. 

Mr. Thomas Stabbart & Timothy Jolly have liberty Granted to 
Open Shops in the Town, Samuel Burnel & Ambrose Vincent, 
becoming their Bondsmen as the Law directs. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Feb. 19. 

Whereas, Mr. Middlecot Cooke was Chosen and Desired care- 
fully to Inspect the Books and Papers of the Town, and to take 
out Copies of what [221.] May have any Referrence to the 
Towns Land on the Cove called Bendalls Cove &c. as £ntred the 
2^*. Jan'. 1733. Which Service for the Town he has accordingly 
performed. 

Voted, That Fifteen Pounds be allowed, and paid out of the 
Town Treasury to the said Mr. Middlecot Cooke, as a Beward, for 
his Labour in Searching into the Town Becords, and Files as 
above. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Feb. 24. 

Upon the Petition of Mess". Gilbert Warner and Alden Bass, 
for Liberty to Build a Wharf upon the Towns Land from the 
lower End of Rainsford's Lane into Beach Street for the use of the 
Town. 

Voted, That the Prayer of the Petition" be Granted. 

[222.] At a Meeting of the Select Men together with the 
Constables of Boston Feb. 26. 1734. 

For the Choice of a Sealer of Weights & Measures within this 
Town As the Law directs, in the Room of M'. Thomas Savage 
Who desires to be Excused from that Service, As Entred, Jan. 27. 
last past. 

Mr. Francis Willoughby was accordingly Chosen to be the 
Sealer of Weights and Measures in the Town of Boston. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, together with the Constables 
of Boston, Feb. 28. 

For the Choice of a Sealer of weights and measures within this 
Town as the Law directs. 

Mr. Francis Willoughby, Refusing to Serve as Sealer of weights 
and measures to which he was Chosen the 26"*. Instant. 

[223«] Mr. Increase Blake was now Chosen in his Room, To 
be a Sealer of weights and measures in the Town of Boston. 

Liberty is Granted to Mr. Cornelius Waldo to Open the Ground 
in Leverets Lane, in Order to Clear his Drain Upon Condition that 
he forthwith make good the same again and keep it in repair from 
time to time to the Satisfaction of the Select Men. Mar. 1. 1734. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 4^. 



268 City Document No. 77. 

John Richardson Esq', presented a Petition for Liberty to Erect 
a Still for Rosin upon his Wharf at the Southerl}- part of the Town 
which was Read. 

Voted, That the Prayer of the Petitioner be Granted upon Con- 
dition, that he set up the said Still, at the Distance of Thirty feet, 
at the least, from any Other Buildings. 

[224.] Upon the Petition of m'. Edward Bromfield for Lib- 
erty, to Erect a Dwelling House upon his Land in Rawson's Lane, 
that he may build it with Timber. 

Voted, That the Prayer of the Petitioner be Granted. 

Whereas Cap*. Nathanael Oliver has applied to the Select men 
for Libert}' to keep a School. 

Liberty is accordingly Granted him to keep a School for the 
teaching and Instructing of Children Or youth in Reading, Writ- 
ing, Or any Other Science, agreeable to the Law of this Province 
made in the Eleventh year of Queen Anne. Cap. 1. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Isue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of the Town of Boston In His [225.] Mnjestys Name 
Requring them forthwith to Warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly Qualified, Rateable at 
Twenty pounds Estate to a single Rate (beside the Poll) To 
Convene at the Town House, On Monday the Tenth of march 
current, at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon; Then and there to 
Nominate, and Chuse Meet Persons to sei*ve the Town the year 
Ensueing, As Select Men, Town Clerk, Overseers of the Poor, 
Constables and Other Town Officers As the Law directs, And to 
Grant such Sum or Sums of Money, as shall be judged needlull 
for th^ Relief of the Poor, and defraying Other Necessary Charges ; 
To Consider a Petition of Sundry Inhabitants relating to the Mar- 
kets, desiring that the Buildings Erected for the same, may be 
appropriated to some other use ; And Also some Proposals to 
prevent the growing Charges of the Town ; Like wise an Applica- 
tion of Several of the Inhabitants of the [236«] District of 
Rumney Marsh in Order to be set off from this Town. 

To Agree upon, conclude and finish Such Other Matters and 
things as were under Consideration at former meetings, and Con- 
tinued to be further debated at this. And also such other Matters 
as may be proper for their Consideration at this Meeting. 

[227.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, March 19"». All 
being Present as follows viz'. 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Joshua Winslow Esq'. 

Mr. Edward Bromfield 

Capt. William Downe 

Capt. Jonathan Armitage 

Mr. David Collson & 

Capt. Alexander Forsyth. 
Mr. Thomas Savage, late Sealer of Weights and measures 
within this Town, is Ordered to deliver the Scales, Weights &c. 
which belong to the Town, and are now in his Hands, Unto mr. 
Increase Blake, who is Chosen and appointed to that Office. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1735. 269 

Mr. Savel being sent to William Stoddard Esq'. Chairman of 
the Committee appointed to Searcli the Records of the Town and 
County relating to tlie Claims of James Everills Heirs, and not 
finding him, The Select men desired Mr. Marion One of the said 
Committee to meet them. Who being present. They Informed 
Him that 'twas their Desire, that if the the Said Coraittee 
[338.] had any thing to Offer relating to that Affair, They 
would communicate it to them That so the Attorneys lor the Town 
might have seasonable notice thereof, forasmuch as the Trial 
was likely to be brought forward at April Court. Mr. Marion 
returned. That he would Notify the Committee of their Motion. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 28, 1735. 

Mess" Stoddard &c. A Committee appointed by the Town, the 
24. Dec. past, to Search the Records, relating to the Claims of 
James Everiirs Heirs, Mett with the Select men, Mess"^' Read and 
Shirley' being Present. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the 
Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name Requiring them 
forthwith to warn all the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants, Quali- 
fied as the Law directs. To Convene at the Town House, on 
Tuesday the first of April next, Then and there to Chuse Agents 
or Attorneys to Defend them in several Suits Commenced [339,] 
against them by Ichabod Paddock and Others to be Tryed at 
the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in April next &c. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 31. 
Ordered, That the Assize of Bread now Stated for Direction to 
the Bakers and Clerks of the market, be as follows, viz^ 

OS. dr. 

Of Penny white Loaf 2. 15. 

Wheaten 4. 8 

Household 6 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf >*1. 10. 15 

Computed at 12/ p. Bushel for wheat and 3/6 p. Bushel allow'd 
for Charges. And the Several Bakers within this Town are 
Ordered to mark their Bread which thej' Bake for Sale with the 
first letters of their Christian Names, and with the first and last 
letters of their Surnames and the Clerks of the market are directed 
to make allowance for Bisquet well baked, three quarters of an 
Ounce for each Bisquet. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, April 2. 

Capt. Watson, Mr. Willoughby & Mr. Foster the [330.] 
Clerks of the Three Markets being present, The Select Men 
desired them to look out for Proper Persons to Clean the markets, 
and Proposed to Allow them Ten pounds p. Annum for the same. 

Upon a Motion of m'. William Maccarty Victualer, for Liberty 
to sell his meat in the Market Place, The same was disallowM, 
And he was Advised to Erect a Stall upon the Platform near the 
Market Place, laid there the last Summer for that purpose, in 
order to Sell his meat therein. 



270 City Document No. 77. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be now Stated, at the rate 
of 13/* p. Bushel for Wheat, and 3/6 p Bushel allowed for Charges, 
Which is as follows, Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny white Loaf 2. 13. 

'Wheaten 4. 3. 

Household 5. 9. 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 1*. 9. 4. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Apr. 9. 

Mr. Savcll is Directed to make strict [231.] Inquiry in Order 
to find Out the Person or Persons who Overthrew a Frame Erected 
by mr. William Maccarty on the Platform near the market on 
Dock Square, the last night. 

April 14 
Liberty is Granted to mr. Thomas Cole to Digg up the pave- 
ment, and Open the Ground in Marlborouoh Street, In order to 
Clear his Drain, Upon Condition that he forthwith make good the 
same, and keep it Repair from Time to Time, to the Satisfaction 
of the Select Men. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Apr. 16, 1736 (sic.) 
Voted, That Capt. Armitage, mr. Collson, and Capt. Forsyth 
be desired to go over to Rumney marsh in order to view the Higb 
Way there which needs Repair. To Enquire & consider what may 
be proper to be done in the affair, and Who will do the work 
cheapest, and also to Consider Capt. Olivers proposals relating tc 
the same, and that they Report thereon next Wednesday. 

The Select Men this Day Executed a Deed of Release and Quit 
claim to William Rand of [832.] A certain Annual Rent of Four 
Shillings due to the Town, Upon a House and Land, he has lately 
purchased of Peter Gamberto Agreeable to a Vote of the Town, on 
Record. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Apr. 23d. 1735. 

Memorandum, That the Select men do Seasonably Enquire what 
Leases are near Expiring, That so public Notice may be given in 
order to Renewing them according to a Town Order in that case 
made, and Recorded. 

Upon a Motion made relating to the High Way in Rumney 
Marsh. 

Voted, That the Repair of the said High Way be defen-ed, until 
the circumstances of that Affair be represented and laid before the 
Town at a General meeting, for their Consideration. 

Mr. Thomas Green's Petit**, for License to Erect a Dwelling 
House with Timber at the South End of the Town, near the South 
Writing School, Was Read, Considered, And acccordingly Ap- 
proved and Allowed. 

[233.] Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be now Stated at 
the rate of 14/ p Bushel for wheat, & 3/6 p. Bushel allow'd for 
Chfirges, which is as follows viz^ 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1735. 871 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 10 

Wbeaten 3. 15 

House bold 5. 5. 

Six pennj Wheaten Loaf V\ 7. 13. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Apr. 28. 

Mr. Benjamin Bagnal being sent for, and Present, the Select 
Men Agreed with Him as follows, viz'. That for the Sum of Ten 
Pounds He the said B:ignal is to take the care of the Town Clock 
at the Old Meeting House, for One year, now next coming, and to 
keep the same in good Order and Repair. 

Whereas several Repairs are necessary in and about the Town 
House, more Especially the Stairs at the Westerly End. 

Voted, That Capt. Armitage and Mr. CoUson be a Committee 
for that End, Who are Desired to take Care that the said Repairs 
be speedily Effected. 

[234:.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, Apr. 30«». 1735. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants, to the 
Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name, Requiring th^m 
forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
within their several Precincts that have an Estate of Fortv Shil- 
lings p. Annum of Freehold in Land within this Province or Terri- 
tory at the least. Or other Estate to the value of Fifty pounds 
sterling. To Convene at the Town House, Upon Wednesday the 
Seventh of May next at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon 
Then and there to Elect and Depute One or more Persons (being, 
Freeholders aud Resident in the Town) according to the Number 
set and limited by an Act of the General Assembly, To Serve and 
Represent them in a Great and General Court appointed to be con- 
vened held and kept for His majesty^s Service at the Court House 
in Boston, Upon Wednesday the Twenty Eighth day of May, afore- 
said and so De Die in Diem, during their Session and Sessions, 
according to a Warrant under the Hand and Seal of Edward Win- 
slow Esq'. [235.] Sheriff of the County of Suffolk, bearing Date 
the Twenty fifth Day of April Currant, In the Eighth year of His 
Majesty's reign. 

You are alike Required to Warn all the Free holders and other 
Inhabitants of the said Town duly Qualified as the Law Directs to 
Meet at the Same time and place. To Grant such Sums of money 
as may be judged needful for the Relief of the Poor, and Defra}'- 
ing Other necessary Charges. To Receive the Report of a Com- 
mittee Chosen at the Annual Meeting in March last to prevent the 
growing Charges of tlie Town Also of a Committee appointed to 
Compute the Charge of Paving in Several Streets proposed and to 
view and consider what places may stand inmost need thereof; 
Likewise the Report of the Select men, On Several affairs referr'd 
to them at the said Meeting in March last ; And Farther to Con- 
sider of some method to Prevent Fraud in Cording of wood. &c. 

Voted, That m'. Savell inform the Several WatchMen within 
the Town, That they are directed and Ordered, In a moderate 



272 City Document No. 77. 

Tone to cry the Time of Night, and give accoant of the Weather 
as they Walk their Rounds from the Watch Houses, after Twelve 
O'clock. 

[336.] At a meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 26. 1735. 

The Select Men have Nominated and Chosen John Jeffries Esq. 
Joshua Winslow Esq'. Mess", Edwaid Bromfield, William Downe, 
Jonathan Armitage David Collson and Alexander Forsyth, Select 
Men, with Samuel Watts Esq'. Capt. Nathanael Oliver, Mess". 
John Floyd, Jacob Hase}^ Thomas Berry, Thomas Pratt and 
Samuel Floyd, Or any Two of them, to Run the lines, and renew 
the Bound marks betwixt the Town of Boston and the Towns of 
Maiden, Lynn & Reading in Conjunction with such Persons as shall 
be Chosen and appointed to that Service by the Select Men of Each 
of the said Towns respectively. The said Work to be attended and 
l)erlormed, on Tuesday the eighth of April next. And the said Select 
Men do propose and direct. That those Gentlemen, Who for and 
in behalf of the Town of Boston, shall joyn in running the Line 
next to the Town of Maiden, do meet at the House of mr. 
John Rachel, at Eight of the Clock in the morning of said Da}', 
And that those who are to Run the Line [237 •] Next to the 
Town of Lynn, do meet at the House of Capt. Elisha Bennet, 
it Nine of the Clock in the morning ; And that those who are 
'i;o Run the Line next to the Town of Reading, Do meet at the 
Three County Heap of stones, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon 
of said Day. 

But if the Weather on the said 8*^. of April should prove Wet, 
and apparently unsutable for the performance of the said Work, 
That then and in that Case, the Said Select men do propose and 
appoint the same to be Attended and performed. On Tuesdaj' the 
15'^. of April following. And that the Town Clerk do by Letters 
give notice hereof, to the Select men of the said Towns resi)ectivel3\ 
And also that mr. Savell seasonably Notify the Gentlemen of the 
Committee, Who live at Rumney marsh, to meet at the House of 
M'. John Rachell, at half an Hour after seven O'Clock, in the 
Morning of said Day, In Order to Consider and determine how to 
Divide. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men of Boston, March 26. 1735. 

[238.] To the Select Men of Maiden, Gentlemen, 

These are to give You Notice, That this present Year is the 
Time, wherein according to Law, We are Required, in Concert with 
the Select Men of Maiden, to Run the Boundary Line betwixt this 
Town and the Town of Maiden. 

You are therefore Desired to Appoint and Impower a Commit- 
tee to Join with that of Ours, for the performance of the said Serv- 
ice. And that They meet Us at the House of Mr. John Rachel, 
On Tuesday the 8*^. of April next, at Eight of the Clock in the 
morning. 

The Persons appointed for this Town are. The Select men. Viz*. 
John Jeffries Esq'. Joshua Winslow Esq'. Mess". Edward Bromfield, 
William Downe, Jonathan Armitage, David Collson, and Alexander 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1735. 273 

Forsyth, Samuel Watts Esqr. Capt. Nathanael Oliver, Mess". John 
Fiovd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berry, Thomas Pratt, and Samuel 
Floyd ; And [239.] They Or any Two of them are Impoweied 
to Run the Line, and renew the Bound-marks between the Town 
of Boston and the Town of Maiden, in Conjunction with such 
Persons as shall be Appointed thereto b}' the Select men of Maiden. 

But if the Weather should prove Wet and apparently unsutable 
for the Performance of the said work, on the said 8"*. of April that 
then, and in that case, the s:»me be Attended and Performed on 
Tuesday the 15^. of April following. 

By Order of the Select Men. 

To the Select Men of Lynn, Gentlemen 

These are to give You Notice, That this present year is the 
Time wherein According to Law, We are Required in Conjunction 
with the Select men of Lynn, to Run the Boundary Line betwixt 
this Town and the Town of Lynn. 

You are therefore Desired to Appoint and Impower a Commit- 
tee to Joyn with that of Ours for the Perfoimance of the said 
Service. And that They meet Us at [240.] The House of y®. late 
Capt Elisha Bennet, on Tuesday the b'^ of April next, at Nine of 
the Clock in the morning. 

The Persons appointed for this Town are. The Select Men, Viz^ 
John Jeffries Esq^ Joshua Winslow Esq'. Mess". Edward Bromfield, 
William Downe, Jonathan Armitage, David Collson and Alexander 
Forsyth, Samuel Watts Esq'. Capt. Nathanael Oliver, Mess". John 
Floyd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berry, Thomas Pratt, and Samuel 
Floyd. And They or any Two of them are Impowered to Run the 
Line, and Renew the Bound-marks between the Town of Boston 
and the Town of Lynn, in Conjunction with Such Persons, as shall 
be appointed thereto, by the Select Men of Lynn. 

But if the Weather should prove Wet and apparently unsutable 
for the performance of the said Work, On the Said 8*^. of April, 
that then, and in that case, the same be attended and performed 
on Tuesday the 15"*. of April following. 

By Order of the Select Men. 

[241.] To the Select Men of Reading, Grentlemen 

These are to give You Notice, That this present year is the Time 
wherein, according to Law, We are Required, in Concert with the 
Select Men of Reading to Run the Boundary Line betwixt this 
Town and the Town of R«'ading. 

You are therefore Desired, to Appoint and Impower a Commit- 
tee to Joyn with that of Ours, for the Performance of the said 
Service. And that they meet us at the Three County Heap of 
Stones, On Tuesday the 8***. of April next, at Two of the Clock in 
• the Afternoon. 

The Persons appointed for this Town, 'A re. The Select Men Viz*. 
John Jeffries Esq^ Joshua Winslow Esq^ Mess". Edward Brom- 
field, William Downe, Jonathan Armitage, David Collson, and 
Alexander Forsyth, Samuel Watts Esq'. Capt. Nathanael Oliver, 
Mess". John Floyd, Jacob Hasey, Thomas Berry, Thomas Pratt 
and Samuel Ployd. And they or any Two of them Are Impowered 



274 City Document No. 77. 

to Run the Line, and renew the Bound-marks between the Town 
of Boston, and the Town of Reading, in Conjunction with such 
Persons [242.] As shall be appointed thereto by the Select Men 
of Reading. 

But if tlie Weather should prove wet and apparently unsutable 
for the Performance of the said Work on the said 8*. of April, that 
then and in that Case the same be attended and Performed on 
Tuesday the 15*^. of April following, 

Bv Order of the Select Men. 

[243.] At a meeting of the Select Men, May 8*»». 1735. 
Ordered, That the assize of Bread be Stated at 15/ P. Bushell 
for Wheat, and 3/6 allowed for Charges, Which is as follows, Viz^ 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 7 

Wheaten 3. 11. 

Household 4. 15» 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 1*. 6. 4. 

At a meeting of the Select men, May 14. 1735. 

Mr. Savell is Ordered to Desire a number of the merchants to 
meet with the Selectmen on Tuesday next at 5 p.m. about the 
Dock watch. 

John Jeffries Esq', mentioning the Ruinous State of the Wharves 
on the Neck, by reason whereof the Tides do great Damage to the 
Pavement. 

Voted, That those Persons who are the Proprietors of Lands 
Abutting on the [244.] said Pavement be Directed to take 
Speedy and Effectual Care to prevent the same according to thoir 
Agreement with the Town. 

The Town Clerk is directed to look for their Agreement with the 
Town respecting the same. And also the Agreement with the Pro- 
prietors of the Salt Ponds. 

John Tuckerman Desireing Liberty to Look after the Cows, the 
year ensuing. 

Accordingly He is appointed and Ordered to take the care of 
keeping them as he did the last year. 

Memorandum, That it be propos'd to the Town at their Meeting 
next Wednesday, To direct and order the Town Clerk to Notify 
the Inhabitants, in the Publick news papers, of the Great Neglect 
of Registring Births and Deaths. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, May 20«». 1735. 

Mrs Alice Haynes having presumed to [846 •] keep a School 
for teaching and Instructing Children in Reading, without the Al- 
lowance and approbation of tbe Select men. She was Sent for, An<i 
being judged an Unsutable Perscm for tbat Imployment She was 
forbid to keep such School any longer. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, May 30. 1735. 

Vi)ted, That Mrs. Alice Haynes be prosecuted, for presuming to 
set up, and to keep a School within this Town, Contrary to the 
Laws of this Province, in that Case made and Provided. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1735. 275 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 4. 1735. 
Voted, That the Visitation of the Schools be on Tuesday the 
17^. Current And that the following Gentlemen be desired to go 
with the Select men. Viz*. 

rS4:6.] Elisha Cooke Esq'. 

Josiah Willard Esq'. 
Dr. Sewall 
Dr. Williams 
Mr. Cooper 
Mr. Foxcroft 
Mr. Byles 

Mr. Thomas Cushing 
Mr. James Allen and 
Mr. Thomas Hubbard. 
Agreed with Capt. Nath. Oliver to finish a New Way at the Dis- 
trict of Rumney marsh of Twelve feet Wide, for Eighty Pounds, 
to run across his marshy Ground to the Upland, as p. obligation 
under his Hand. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, June 5. 1735. 
The Select men Visited Mrs. Wakefeild, and upon Discourse had 
with her, the following Return was made upon the Judge of 
Probates Warrant, Viz'. 

[247.] Boston 6*^ June 1735 

Pursuant to the within Direction, We have Discoursed with the 
within named Elizabeth Wakefeild, and find her so far wanting of 
Reason as to be uncapable of managing her own affairs. 

William Downb 
Edw^. Brompeild 
JoN"*^. Armitage 
David Collson 
Alex*. Forsyth 

Select Men 

At a meeting of the Select Men, June 18. 1735. 

Voted That the lower End of Prince Street be Paved about Four 
Hundred Yards from the Old Pavement, and agreed with Timothy 
Thornton to Pave the same at 4/6 p. yard. He to finish the same 
by the first of August next. 

Timothy Brown a Sick man that came from S*. Martins, belong- 
ing to Ireland sent lo the Alms house on the Province Charge P. 
Henry Dering Esq'. 

[248.] A Certificate was given, to the Select men of the Town 
of Lynn, That Tabitha Waters, Wife of William Waters, put out 
to board there, by the Overseers of the Poor, is an Inhabitant of 
this Town. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, June 25. 1735. 

Voted, That John Stringer be a Watchman at Chamberss's 
Watch house in the Room of Robert Hall. 

Elias Parkman Desires Liberty to Build a Shed for the Conven- 
ience of the Passengers, at Winnisimet Feriy, at the lower end of 
North Street. 



276 City Document No. 77. 

Voted, That Capt. Armitage, Mr. CoUson and Capt. Forsyth, 
View the Place, and Appoint where the Shed shall be Erected. 

Voted, That Capt. Nath. Oliver have Ten Pounds more allowed 
him to finish the New Way at Rumney Marsh, he to make said 
Way at Rumney marsh, he lo make said Way Fourteen feet Wide 
instead of [249.] Twelve, P. his former Agreement. 

Libert}' is Grante<l to Benja. Swain to build a New Tomb, at 
the North Burying place, next to . 

Voted, That Mess". Richard Hubbard and John Savell Present 
m'. Benjamin Hallowell for his Incumbrance of the HighWay in 
milk Street. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, July 15. 1735. 

Mary Butler is Admitted an Inhabitant upon M'. Sweetser and 
Capt. Wendell's, becoming her Bonds men, as the Law directs. 

At a meeting of the Select men, July 28. 1735. 

Ordered That the Town Clerk Issue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables of Boston. In His majesties Name Requiring them forth- 
with to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants Qualified 
as the Law [250.] Directs, to Convene at the Town House on 
Tuesday the 5***. of August, next, at 3 of the Clock afternoon. To 
Consider what may be proper for the Town further to do towards 
Setting up a Work house; also an Information of the Represent- 
atives of the Town, of a Petition preferred to the General Court 
from the Country Towns in the Count}' of Suffolk for making 
Boston a County by itSelf, to Receive the Selectmens Reports 
relating to the Highway round Wind mill point, The Aflfair of m'. 
Hills Lease, and of methods to prevent frauds in Cording of Wood ; 
and also to Consider a motion of the Overseers of the Poor, for 
providing a Chaplain for the Alms house. 

Upon a motion made by m'. Brownell for Libert}' to Open 

a School for the Instruction of youth in Reading, Writing, Cypher- 
ing, Dancing and tiie use of the needle. 

Voted, That the said m'. Brownell have Liberty Granted him, 
to keep such a School According!}', While he Continues to Regulate 
the same in Conformity to the Laws of this Province, and to the 
Approbation of the [251.] Selectmen for the time being. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug 6. 1735. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread, be now Stated at the Rate 
of 14/ P. Bushell, for Wheat, and 3/6 allowed for Charges, Which 
is as follows. Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 10. 

Wheaten 3. 15 

Household 5. 5 

Six Penny Wheaten loaf 1^. 7. 13. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Aug. 8. 1735. 

The present year being the time wherein according to Law We 
are Required in Concert with the Select Men of Roxbury to Run 
the Line and renew the Bound marks between this Town and the 
Town of Roxbury. 



Selectmen's MmuTES, 1735. 277 

It is therefore agreed by the Select Men of Boston, That this 
Work be attended on Monday the 18. of august Current, by the 
said Select men. Viz'. John Jeffries Esq'. Joshua Winslow [252.] 
Esq'. Mess". Edward Bromfield, William Downe, Joutithan 
Armitage, David Collson and Alexander Forsyth. And thai they 
or any two of them are Impowered to Join with such Persons as 
the Select Men of Roxbury Shall appoint and Impower to Attend 
and perform the same. And that all Persons Concerned therein 
are desired to meet at the House of M'. Andrew Halyburton at the 
sign of the George on Boston neck at 11, of the Clock in the fore- 
noon of the said Day, And the Select Men of Roxbury are desired 
to Send Men for their Town, to Join with us in this Service and 
the Town Clerk is directed to give them Seasonable notice hereof. 

But if the Weather should prove Wett, and apparently unsuit- 
able for the Performance of said work on the Day above men- 
tioned, then the same to be Attended and performed on the next 
Day. Viz*. Tuesday the 19. of August Current. 

To the Select men of the Town of Roxbury 

Gentlemen [253.] These are to give you Notice, That this 
present 3'ear is the time Wherein, according to Law, We are 
Required, in Concert with your Selves to run the Boundary Line 
betwixt this Town, and the Town of Roxbury. 

You are therefore desired to appoint and Impower a Committee 
to join with us in the Performance of the said Service, and that 
they meet us at the House of M'. Andrew Haly burton at the Sign 
of the George on Boston Neck on Monday the 18*^. of August 
Current at 11 of the Clock in the forenoon. 

The Persons appointed for this Town are the Select Men Viz'. 
John. Jeffries Esq'. Josliua Winslow Esq', mess". Edward Brom- 
field, William Downe, Jonathan Armitage, David Collson, and 
alexander Forsyth and they or any two of them are Impowered to 
run the Line, and renew the Bound marks between the Town of 
Boston and the Town of Roxbury in Conjunction with such 
Persons as you shall Appoint. 

But if the Weather should prove Wett and apparently unsutable 
for the Performance of the said Work, on the Day above men- 
tioned [254.] Then the same to be Attended and performed on 
the next Day, Viz*. Tuesday the 19*^. of august Instant 

By Order of the Select Men, 
Boston Aug, 8. 1735. 

The Return of the Perambulation between Boston and Roxburj', 
August 18, 1735 

Pursuant to the agreement, We the Subscribers met at the time 
and place Appointed, and Run the Lines, and renewed the Ancient 
Bound marks between the Towns of Boston and Roxburj'. 

Beginning at the Mouth of the Creek which opens into the Bay 
leading to Cambridge, and so goes as the Creek Runs, until it 
comes in a Range with the Fence and Trees which parts between 
M'. Nathaneel Brewers and Samuel Welles Esq", land formerly 
Called M'. Minot's then Cross the Highway till it comes to a 
Stump with a heap of stones, about Eighty foot from the High Way 
and i'rom thence Strait to a little Now! upon the Edge of the Creek 



278 City Document No. 77. 

a Corner [255.} of the Bounds and from thence Easterly as the 

Creek rims, till it Comes to a Stake with a heap of Stones in Col% 

Lamb's Dam, and from thence as the Creek runs into the Bay 

belwecn Boston and Dorchester. 

John Jefiries 

Josliua Winslow' 

W°».Downe 

Edw*. Bromfeild 

David Collson 

Alex'. Forsyth 



Joseph Heath *) c i ^4. 

Joseph Weld I ^^^^^*- 
Select men Joseph Rnggles f j^^^ ^ 

of Boston. Eleaz'. Williams J ^^^^^'^''y 



At a Meeting of the Select Men, Aug. 20. 1735. 

Liberty was Granted (the 18**».) to M'. Will"*. Marshall to Dig 
up the Pavement and open the Ground in Prince Street, in order 
to lay a New Drain from his Cellar into the Comon Shore in said 
Street, upon Condition that he forthwith make good the same and 
keep it in Repair from time to time to the Satisfaction of the 
Select Men 

[256.] Liberty is Granted to m'. Jacob Parker to take up the 
Pavement and 0[)en the Ground in Cambridge Street, in order to 
Clear his Drain, Upon Condition that he forthwith make good the 
same again and keep it in Repair from time to time to the Satis- 
faction of the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Aug. 25. 1735. 

Upon Complaint made by Capt. Gooch, M'. Tuttle and others, 
That the Drain M'. Parker has lately Opened in Cambridge Street 
proves a Publick nusance to the Neighbourhood. 

Voted, That m'. Parker be desired forthwith to Stop the same. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Aug. 27. 1735. 

William Divers being Sent for, was ordered to give Bond Ac- 
cording to Law, in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, having bro't 
into this Town Sundry Passengers from^Piscataqua. 

[357.] At a Meeting of the Select men Sept. 3. 1735. 

Sir. Benj*. Swain Informs, That M'. Peter Thomas Desires 
Liberty to Build a Tomb in the North Burying place ; Which was 
accordingly Granted ; And the Town Clerk directed to View the 
Place and take the number of it, that it ma^' be Entred in the 
Records as usual. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Sept. 10. 1735. 

Voted, That the Building-Yard near the North Battery, be Let to 
Mess". John Waters and Joseph Glidden for one Year to Commence 
from the at the Rate of Twenty Pounds p. annum. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 17. 1735. 

Mr. Joseph Simpson is admitted a Watch man (in the Room of 
John Hooker) at the Watch house adjoining to the Town House 
[258.] The said Hooker being removed to the Watch house on 
the Long Wharf. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1735. 279 

At a meeting of the Select men, Sept. 24. 1785. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be Stated at the Rate of 12/6 
p. Bushel! for Wheat, and 3/6 p. Bushell Allow'd for Charges. 
Which is as follows Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 14 

Wheaten 4. 5 

Household 5. 13 

Six penny wheaten Loaf 1"*. 10. 1. 

Liberty is Granted to tlie Reverend M^ Joshua Gee to open the 
Ground in the Highway leading from Prince Street to the North 
Mills, in order to Clear a Drain belonging to his House near the 
Norlh Granary in the occupation of M'. Thomas Pearson, Upon 
Condition that he forthwith make good the same again and keep it 
in Repair from time to time, to the Satisfaction of the Select men. 

[259.] At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 29* 1735. 
Liberty is Granted to George Hewes to put a Range of Posts 
before his new Buildings in Water Street. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 6. 1735. 

The Select Men Signed Two Bonds for the Sum of Five Hun- 
dred Pounds, at Interest for Three months, for the Use of this 
Town, Viz*. One to Francis Borland Esq', for the Loan of Three 
Hundred Pounds, and the other to m'. Briantt Parott, for Two 
Hundred Pounds, as aforesaid. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 16. 1735. 

Ordered, That the assize of Bread be Stated at the Rate of 1 2/ p. 
Bushell for Wheat, and 3/6 p. Bushell for Charges, Which is as 
follows, Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

[360.] Of Penny White Loaf 2. 15. 

Wheaten 4. 8. 

Household 6. 

Six penny wheaten 1*^. 10. 15. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 22. 1735. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be Stated at the Rate of 13/ p. 
Bushell for Wheat, and 3/6 p. Bushell Allow'd for Charges. Which 
is as follows Viz*. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 13. 

Wheaten 4. 3. 

Household 5. 9. 

Six peny wheaten 1^^. 9. 4. 

The Select men being Informed that the People in the Countr}' 
were Alarm'd by false Reports relating to the Sickness of the Town 
which might soon tend to the Damage of Trade &c. Ordered the 
following Advertisement to be Printed in thePublick Newspapers. 
Viz*. 



280 City Document No. 77. 

Boston, October 22. 1735. 
[261«] Whereas, a Report has been Spread about the Country 
that the Sickness which lately prevailed in some Towns at the 
Eastward is got into Several Families in this Town. These may 
Certify, That tlie said Report is Altogether Groundless, there 
being No one Person in this Town known to be ill of that Dis- 
temper, And That it is, thro' the Goodness of God, as healthy a 
Time as has been known for many 3'eard past. 

c. d! &c. } s^^^^^ ^^^• 



At a Meeting of the Select Men, Oct. 1. 1735. 

The Select Men having received Information, That an Epidemical 
Sickness had for Some time past prevail'd and prov'd very mortal 
in Several Towns in the Eastern parts of this Province and in 
New Hampshire, Apprehended this Town might be in Danger oi 
the Infection from those parts; and being dcsireous to use all 
proper means to prevent the same. They Sent to Several of the 
Principal Physicians of the Town desiring them to meet with 
them [263.] And to give their Advice upon this Important aflfaii 
Who readily Attended the Select Men, in the Council Chamber, 
Accompanied by Dr. Tufts of Med ford, who lately came from 
those parts, having been Employ'd among the Sick, and conversant 
with them, and had opportunitys to make Inquiry, (relating to the 
nature of the Distemper) of Several Physicians there, gave an 
Account of his observations thereon. 

Upon which the Ph3'sicians gave it as their opinion, unanimously. 
That the said Distember was Communicated by means of a bad 
Air, and not by Contagion. 

October i^. 1735. 

Upon Information of the Arrival of a large French Ship, in the 
Road of Nantasket called the mareschal de Asfeldt. Capt. An- 
thony Le Roy Commander which came last from St. Domingo bound 
for Nantes, And that She had a Sickness on Board, by which the^ 
had lost a great Number of their hands in the Voyage. 

The Select men Appointed Capt. Armitage and Capt. Forsyth 
to Wait on His Excellency (!363. ) The Governour, and to 
Acquaint him therewith Desiring, He would please to give Order 
to the Captain of the Castle to Stop the said Ship from coming up 
before She had been properly Examined and Searched b}' the 
Select Men which His Excellency readily* Granted accordingly, 
But before the said order reached the Castle, the Ship was in the 
Harbour. Whereupon Several of the Select men. Viz' John 
Jeflfries Esq' mess" Bromfield, Downe, ArmitHge and Forsyth 
together with m'. Justice Stoddard, went immediately on board 
her, and Examined the Capt. respecting the Sickness said to be on 
board his Ship, and the Number of men he had lost. Who Declared 
upon oath, That he had lost but Two men in his Passage, And 
that all his Hands were then upon Deck, who being numbered 
were found to be according to his Portlidge Bill. 



Selectmen's Minutes^ 1735. 281 

October 7*. 1735. 
The Select men were Informed bv the Rev. Dr. Williams, That 
One How, living in Orange street at the South end of the Town was 
Sick of the Distemper which had for some time past prevail'd in 
Kingston,' and [264.] other Towns at the Eastward, Upon which 
they Sent for Dr. Bo vis ton, who had the Sick Person under his Care 
Who was also of the Opinion that it was the Same Distemper, Where- 
fore the Select men fearing the Consequence Applied to ra'. Justice 
Anthony Stoddard, and Samuel Sewell Esq", for a Warrant to 
remove the Sick Person, Which they put off till the next day, 
And advised to the Sending a Carpenter, Glazier and other Hands 
to Spectacle Island, to fit up the Hospital there, and to make it 
Comfortable in order to Receive the Sick that might be sent 
thither, if there Should be Occasion there for Which was accord- 
ingly done. Dr. Kcnnad}* was also Sent for, and desired to attend 
the Sick Person or Persons at the said Hospital, as occasion might 
require, Who consented to take upon him that Service. He was 
also desired to Visit the said How, and to make his report to the 
Select men, the next morning, at Nine of the Clock, To which 
time they adjourned. 

October. 8*. 1735. 

The Select men being met According to Adjournment, Dr. 
Kennady Reported [265.] That according to Order, he had 
Visited m'. How, and found him very ill, and Attend<'d with dan- 
gerous Symptoms. Dr. Williams, Boylstone and Davis confirmed 
the same, but withall giving it as their Opinion, That the Distemper 
was not Infectious. Notwithstanding which. The Select men 
desired John Jeffries Esq' with Capt. Armitage and Capt. Forsyth 
to go to the Widow How, to know if She could be prevail'd with, 
to Allow her Son to be removed in Order to prevent, if possible, 
the Spreading of the Distemper Who return'd, That she Abso- 
lutely refused, Saying They Should Rase the Foundations of her 
House, before She would Suffer it. 

Upon this Report the Select Men Apply'd again to the Justices 
for a Warrant to open the Doors of the said How by force, in 
order to remove her Sick Son. Which they refused to Grant. 

Whereupon the Select men made Application to the Governour 
and Council, Who directed them again to the Justices of the 
Peace. 

The Select men accordingl}' renewing their Request of the said 
Justices, They still Refused to Grant such a Warrant, unless the 
[266.] Physicians would Say, That the Distemper was Conta- 
gious, which they could not Afl^rm. The Select men thereupon 
Ordered proper Persons to keep a Strict Watch at the said 
House, until further Order, to prevent anj' Communication with 
the same. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Oct. 27. 1735. 

Whereas the Work of the Town Clerk in Writing, &c. for the 
Service of the Town has for some time past been much encreased, 
by the Extraordinary Occasions of the Town, Therefore, Voted 



282 CiTT Document No. 77. 

and Ordered, That the Town Clerk for the time being, do for the 
future, Exhibit his accounts unto the Select men Quarterly, for 
their Examination, in Order to their Allowance. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Nov. 5. 1735. 

Complaint being made that One [267.] Brown from Dorchester 

has got into the House of Dyer at the North End, And 

that Several Disorderly Persons have also got into the House of 

Kent at the South end, Mr. Savell was ordered immedi- 

ntely to Enqiure into the same and make Report at the next meet- 
ing. 

Mr. Savell l<>dg*d with the Town Clerk, m'. Treasiner Wads- 
won h's Receipt for Eight Pounds, for an Old Stove, lately belong- 
ing to m'. Procters School, which was Sold. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Nov. 14. 1785. 

Capt. Smart Attending, He was Inquired of, relating to the 
Spaniaixis he lately bro't into this Port, Who Informed as follows, 
That the Number of them was Fifty-two, and that he had not 
given in a List of them at the Impost Office, According to the Law 
of this Province in that Case provided But Promised forth with to 
do it, that so the Select Men [S68*] might have a Copj' of the 
same, from the said office. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Nov. 24. 1785. 

Voted, That no Accounts of Work done for the Town, by Car- 
penters, Paviers &c. be hereafter pass'd or allowed, until some of 
the Select men Shall have Viewed, and Examined the said Works. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Nov. 27. 1735. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of Boston, In His Maje&ties Name Requiring them forth 
with to Warn all the Freeholders and Otiier Inhabitants, Qualified 
as the Law directs to Convene at the Town house on Mondiiv the 
first of December next, at Nine of the Clock in the morning. To 
Receive the Report of a Committee Chosen by the Town to Con- 
sider of the Petition of Several of the Towns in the County of 
Suffolk to the General Court, for [369.] making Boston a 
County by itself, and to Agree and Conclude what is proper to be 
done then on. Also to Consider the Petition of Sundry Inhabitants 
of the Town, desiring that a Floor might be laid in the North 
market. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Dec. 3. 1735. 

Voted, That John Stringer be joined with Thomas Moulin, Sen- 
drill Williams and Jolm Chambers in the Care of the Old and South 
Bur^'ing places, and that the Perquisites thereof be equallj* Divided 
among them. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men. Dec. 10. 1735. 

Upon Consideration of the motion made b}' Rev. m'. Nathanael 
Williams desiring Liberty to keep a Grammar School in his 
House* 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1735. 283 

Liberty was Granted him accordingly to keep a School fcr the 
Teaching and Instructing of Children or youth in Reading, 
[3 70,] Writing or any other Science Agreeable to the Law of 
this Province made in the Eleventh Year of Queen Ann. Cap. 1. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, Dec. 24. 1735. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of Boston. In His Majesties Name requiring Ihem forth- 
with to Warn all the Freeholders and other Iniiabitants Qualified 
as the Law directs, to Convene at the Town House on Monday 
next the Twenty Ninth Current, at nine of tiie Clock in the morn- 
ing, To Consider of a motion made by the Select men at the last 
meeting, That Application be made to the Great and General Court 
in order to obtain an abatement of the Heavy Tax laid upon the 
Town this year Also to give some directions relating to the bring- 
ing forward a Review in the Cases of the Town Dock, Likewise lo 
Consider a Petition of Several of the Inhabitants, That the State 
of the Long Wharf may be du\y Examined into. And Whether or 
no [271.] The Rights of the Town relating thereto have not been 
Violated, and that such methods may be pursu'd as may prevent 
any Imposition therein. 

Ordered. That the Assize of Bread be Stated, at the Rate of 14* 
p. Bushell, and 3/6 allow'd for Charges, which is as follows, 
Viz*. 

Of Penny White Loaf 2. 10 

Wheaten 3. 15 

Household 5. 5 

Six penny Wheaten Loaf 1**. 7. .03 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Jan. 28. 1735. 

Voted. That the Act made in the 4*** & 5*^. of George the Second, 
Entituled an Act in further Addition to the Act directing the Ad- 
mission of Town Inhabitants &c. be Printed in the Publick News- 
papers. And that a further number of Three Hundred Copies be 
also printed off Single, to be used from time to time as there may 
be occasion. 

[273.] The Sextons attending according to order, The Select 
men directed and ordered them to lake Care, That the By Law of 
the Town, For Preventing and Reforming Disorders at the Funer- 
als of Negroes &c. be duly Comply*d with. And that they give 
Notice hereof to the Inhabitants, as there Shall be occasion. 

Mr. James Read, was Chosen and Appointed a Viewer and 
Sealer of Cord Wood in this Town, in the Room of m*". Ebenezer 
Belcher, Deceased, and Accordingly took his Oath to the faithful 
Discharge of his office. His Precincts are from the Town Dock to 
the South Battery. 

Ordered. That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the Con- 
stables of Boston. In His Majesties Name requiring them forthwith 
to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants Qualified as the 
Law directs to Convene at the Town house, on Tuesday the Third 
of February next at three of the Clock in the afternoon. In order 



y Constables 



284 City Document No. 77. 

to Consider What Steps ma}' be proper to be [273.] Taken relat- 
ing to Three Tracts of Land, Granted bj^ the Great and General 
Court to the Town of Boston, at their last Session. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Feb. 11. 1735. 
Several of His majesty's Justices of the Peace, within the Town 
of Boston, at the Desire of the Select men, Met with them, in the 
Council Chamber, When a General Walk or Visitation of the Town 
was agreed upon, according to the following order, or Sortment, 
Viz*. 

No. 1 North Ward 

The Hon. Edward Hutchinson Esq'. 
Joseph Wads worth Esq'. 
John Ruck Esq'. 

Capt. Alexander Forsyth, Select Man 
M'. Richard Buckley, Assessor 
M'. Samuel Green & 
Capt. George Gibbs 
N«. 2. Fleet Ward 

Abiel Wallev Esq'. 
[274.] William Ty fer Esq'. 

John Fayerweather Esq'. 

M'. Edward Brorafield Select Man 

Capt. Sam^ Greenwood ; Overseer of Poor. 

W Joseph Goldthwait | Constables 

M'. Thomas Simpkms J 
No. 3. Bridge Ward. 

Hugh Hall Esq'. 

William Stoddard Esq'. 

Capt Jon*. Armitage, Select Man 

Capt Jeffery Bedgood, overseer of Poor. 

M'. Peter Thomas, A'ssessor 

M'. John Millikin, Constable 
N«. 4. Creek Ward. 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq'. 

Samuel Sewall Esq'. 

Henr3' Dering Esq', overseer of Poor 

Capt. James Watson, Assessor. 

N**. 5. Kings Ward. 

The Hon. Anthony Stoddard Esq'. 

John Walley Esq'. 
[375«] John Hunt Esq'. Overseer of Poor 

M'. John Staniford, Assessor 

M'. Edmund Negus, Constable. 
N^ 6. Change Ward 

Samuel Sewall Esq'. 

Francis Borland Esq'. 

Capt. William Downe, Select Man 

M'. Thomas Hubbard, overseer of Poor. 

M'. Daniel Loring, Assessor 



Selectmen's Minutes^ 1735. 285 

M^. Samuel Cravath^ Constable. 
N^ 7. Pond Ward 

The Hon. Jacob Wendell Esq'. 
Nathanaal Green Esq'^. 
Joshua Winslow Esq'. 
M'. Jonas Clarke, Aissessor 
M'. Samuel Torrey, Constable 
N^ 8. South Ward 

The Hon. Samuel Welles Esq'. 
Timothy Clarke Esq'. 
Samuel Adams Esq'. 
M'. David Collson, Select man 
Capt. John Hill, overseer of Poor 
[276.] M'. Joshua Blanchard, Assessor 

M'. Bartholomew Green, Constable. 
The Day appointed for this Visitation is Fryday the 20"* of 
February Current, if it be fair Weather, if not, then on the * Tues- 
day next following, And to meet together in the Evening of the 
said Da3% at the Council Chamber. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Feb. 18, 1735. 

Ordered, That an advertisement for Leasing a Messuage or 
Tenement with Several Peices of Land on Boston Neck, be printed 
in the Publick News Papers, Which said Land &c were lately 
Leased to Simon Rogers Deceased, and are now in the Tenure and 
Occupation of Andrew Halyburton which said Lease will Expire 
the 8^ of January 1736. 

Mess". Collson and Russell were Desired to Dispose of the 
Timber remaining of m'. 6ibb*s frame, now in m'. Russells Yard, 
for [377.] The Most they can get, for the use of the Town. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Feb. 25. 1735. 
Liberty is Granted to M'. John Kneeland to break up the Ground 
in the South Burying Place, between the Bull house and the North 
east Corner of it, in order for the Building Five Tombs, Upon 
Condition that he build a Brick Wall, where the Fence now Stands, 
and make good the Ground again to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men. 

M'. Henry Howel, master of the South Water Engine kept in 
Summer Street, Desiring that M'. George Ra}' and M'. Jonathan 
Wheeler, may be Entred in his List in the Room of Mess". William 
Wheeler and Samuel Davis. The same being accepted by the 
Select Men, the Town Clerk was ordered to draw a Copy of the 
Orders and List of his Company for the said Mr. Howel. The 
names of the Company as follows Viz'. 
[378.] Messrs. Henry Howel Capt. 

William Cowel 

John Taylor 

John Beaudry 

Johnson Jackson 

William Wheeler Jup'^ 

John Lawson 



286 Cnr Document No. 77. 

Jonathan Chandler 

Joseph Wheeler 

Solomon Kneeland Jun'. 

Eleazar Dorby 

George Ray 

Jonathan Wheeler 
Mr. Benj*. Russell being Present,. The Select Men Sold to him 
whatsover is remaining of the Brest Work of the North Battery, 
for the sum of Seventeen Pounds. Or for Sixteen Pounds, provided 
he Satisfys m'. Parkmans Demand for what Care and trouble he 
has had about it. And Capt. Forsyth is desired to deliver it to 
the said R-ussell upon his paying the money. 
At a meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 1. 1735. 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants, to the 
Constables of Boston, In His Majesties name requiring them forth- 
with to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants Qualified as 
the [279«] Law directs to Convene at the Town bouse, on Monday 
next the 8***. Current, at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon. Then 
and there to Nominate and Chuse meet Persons to Serve the Town 
the year ensuing as the Law directs, to Grant such Sum or Sums 
of money as shall be judged needful for the relief of the Poor, and 
defraying, other necessary Charges, To Consider what may be 
proper to be done relating to Dividing the Town into Twelve 
Wards, and to Receive the Reports of Several Committees. 

The Freeholders are also to meet at the same time and place to 
give their Votes for a Register of Deeds for the County of Suffolk. 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 3. 1735. 

Capt. Forsyth having Rec*. the sum of Seventeen Pounds of M'. 
Russell for the Brest Work of the North Battery Sold him as 
Entred the 25*^. Feb. last. And having paid Sixteen pounds into 
the Town Treasury, and Twenty Shillings to M^ [280.] Parkman 
delivered the Receipts thereof to the Town Clerk. 

Voted, That Mess". Joshua Blanchard, John Kneeland, Jun', 
Jonathan WiDiams Jun'., Benjamin Emmons and Thomas Hubbard 
Shall have the Tombs Granted to be Built in the South Burying 
place as Entred the 25. Feb. last. 

Liberty is Granted to M'. Samuel Haley to Dig up the Pavement 
and Open the Ground in Orange Street in Order to lay a Drain 
from His House in said Street into the Common Shore, Upon Con- 
dition that the said Haley forthwith make good the Pavement 
again and keep the same in Repair to the Satisfaction of the Select 
men. 

A List of the Names of Sundry Persons who were Petitioners 
for Licence as Inn holders or Retailers within the Town of Boston 
in the year 1735, not being entred in season. It is here Recorded 
Viz*. [281.] The names of Sundry Persons whose Petitions for 
Licence to Sell Strong Drink by Retail out of Doors in the year 
1735 were approved of by the Select men and accordingly Recom- 
mended Viz*. 

John Adams Pond Street 

George Barter Orange Street 



SELEoniEN's MurVTES, 1735. 



S87 



Jamea Busby 
Benjamin Bridge 
James Collison 
Margaret Lecrasa 
Richard Donee 
Jobn Elft 
Mary Flemiog 
Judith Gruzlier 
John & Thomas Hill 
Robert Hadwiu 
Joseph Kidder 
Lydia Kelly 
Mehetabel King 
Mary Lowden 
Tbom&a Lawlor 
Ann Lewis 
Edward Masters 
Grace Morgan 

[883.] Henry Neal 

Mary Purrington 
Martha Perka 
Thomas Porter 
Elizabeth Randall 
Edward Rumley 
Robert Skinner 
John Simpson 
lUchard Sbute 
Mary Sewalt 
Eunice Street 
Olive Sturgess 
Richard Sbernin 
Hannah Trecothick 
Lucv Wincol 
Sarah Willis 

Sundry Inn holders approved and 
Jobn Ashley 
Samuel Boyes 
William Cowell 
Anna Clements 
Jonathan D wight 
Richard Grid ley 

[383.] Elizabeth Kyllyng 
Edward Lutwyche 
John Sale 
James Wimble 

Sundry Petitions for Licence to 
Doors, were Disallow'd Viz'. 
Katharine Barton 
Benjamin Bickner 
Jane Banister 
Collet Burgj'one 
Benjamin Bunker 



King Street 

King Street 

Hanover Street 

CornhUl 

Love Street 

Cross Street 

Barton's Bopewalk 

Ship Street 

South Street 

Newbury Stieet 

Ship Street 

Sudbury Street 

Middle Street 

Milk Street 

Fish Street 

Sconce Street 

Wentworths Wharf 

Battery March 

Kewbury Street 

Ship Street 

Fish Street 

Fleet Street 

Comhill 

Middle Street 

King Street 

Newbury Street 

Lynn Street 

Queen Street 

Mackrill Lane 

Cambridge Street 

Prince Street 

Mackril Lane 

Hanover Street 

Battery March 
Recommended, Vi^, 

Dock Square 

Fish market 

Newbuiy Street 

King Street 

Newbury Street 

Common Street 

Battery march 

Ship Street 

King Street 

Union Street 
Retail Strong Liquors out of 

Cow Lane 
Back Street 
Cambridge Street 
Summer Street 
Dock Square 



288 Cirr Document No. 77. 

Thomas Brown Sudbury Street 

Joanna Condy orange street 

John Davis Merchants Row 

Edith Davison Fish Street 

Ephraim Fenno Marlbro. Street. 

John Foreland Milk Street 

James Hughes Union Street 

James Howard Back Street 

Anna Jones Treamount street 

John King Fish Street 

William Lackey Cambridge Street 

Ebenezer Lowell King Sti'eet 
Thomas Nesbit 

[384.] Preserved Rawson Ann Street 

George Southerland Newbury Street 

Amy Tonken King Street 

Joshua Underwood Middle Street 

Dorothy Wells Col mans Wharf 

Susanna Williams Middle Street 

Innholders, Disallowed Viz*. 

Margaret Hurst Long Wharf 

Gregory Ivers Cambridge Street 

John Nicholson Orange Street 

[)385«] At a meeting of the Select men, mar. 17*^. 1735. 

Present. 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Jonathan Armitage 
M'. David Collson 
Capt. Alexander Forsyth 
Capt. John Eastwick 
Capt. Caleb Lyman 
M'. Jonas Clarke 
Complaint being made. That People annoy and Encumber the 
Common, by laying great Quantities of street Dirt in heaps upon 
it, Contrary to a Town Law for preventing the same. 

Voted, That there be Publick notice given to Remove and take 
away the said Dirt, within Fourteen Days, or in default thereof. 
That the Persons offending therein be prosecuted. And further 
to Warn all Persons whatsoever against offending in like manner 
for the future. 

Voted, That M'. Collson be desired to take the Care of the 
South market houses [286.] and of the Scales and Weights to 
the same belonging, until the next General Town meeting. 

Voted, That Capt. Forsyth be also desired to take the care of 
the Nortii market house and the Scales and Weights thereto be- 
longing, untill the next General Town meeting. 

Voted, That Capt. Eastwick and Capt. Lyman be desired to 

take an account of the Scales and Weights belonging to the Town 

lately made Use of, at the market in Dock Square, And also to 

take the Care of them until the next General Town meeting. 

Hugh Hall Esq'., M'. James Allen & al*. their Petition for Li- 



Sb]usgtm£n'8 Minutes, 1736. 289 

oence to Erect a Meeting house in the Westerly part of Boston, 
with timber wsis Read, and approved 

Voted, That M'. Collson be desired to Provide Bulls for the 
Service of the Cows on the Common. 

Voted, That M' Collson be desired to [287.] Take Care of the 
Repairing the Rows of Trees on the Common, and to take the 
oversight of them the Year Ensuing. • 

At a meeting of the Select Men, Mar. 24. 1735. 

Present. 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
The Town Clerk is directed to Cause advertisements to be 
posted up at Several Places in the Town, Warning all Butchers 
&c. against Exposing to Sale, any Veal or other meat, that has 
been blown up, or Winded, as they would avoid Suffering the 
Penalty of the Law in that Case Provided, Viz*. The forfeiture of 
the same. 

At a meeting of the Select men, mar. 29. 1736. 

Pi'esent. 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
[288.] M'. Collson 

Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Lyman 
m'. Clarke 
Mr. John Nicholson, being present was Informed of a Vote of 
this Town pass'd the Eighth of march instant, for discontinuing 
the Watch at the neck, and was Directed and ordered to 
deliver the Key of said Watch house, and what things are thereto 
belonging, unto m'. Collson, who is desired to Receive the same. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Mar. 31. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Widow Jane Akin bro't Robert Pattin and Henry Hodge to be 
her Bonds Men, Who were accepted, and a Bond accordingly 
Executed 

[289.] Mr. Arthur Hill was Licenced by the Select men to 
be a publick Cryer within the Town of Boston, And accordingly 
qrdered to keep a true and perfect List of all Matters and things 
by him Cryed, and to give in to the Town Clerk, once every 



290 Crnr Document JNo. 77. 

month, a true and perfect Copy thereof with the names of the 
Persons that ordered or Employed him to Cry the same, agreable 
to a Law in that Case made and provided. ' 

At a meeting of the Select men, April 2. 1736. 

Present 
John' Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Upon Application made by M'. John Checkley in behalf of 
himself and the rest of the Committee for Inspecting, Surveying 
and Platting Three Tracts of Land for Townships, Praying that a 
further Draught of Thirty Pounds may be made on the Town 
Treasury, to Enable them to prosecute that Affair, and [290.] 
Setting forth that they have occasion for that Sum, as they are 
about to Set out on that Business, with Surveyors <&c. 

Voted, That the Sum of Thirty Pounds be paid to M'. John 
Checkley out of the Town Treasury for the use of said Committee 
in the Service of the Town as above. And That the Town Clerk 
make a Draft on the Treasury accordingly. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Apr. 7. 1736. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Eastwicke 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
M'. Cowdery Informing that three of the Leather Buckets, 
belonging to the Dock Watch, were lost at the Fire which broke 
out Yesterday morning at Capt. Tynge's Warehouse, being marked 
with the Word, Boston^ and number'd ; He was directed to advertise 
them in the Thurdsdays news Paper and Also that Three Adver- 
tisements written be posted up at Several places in order to recover 
them again. 

[291.] Ordered, That the assize of Bread now Stated for 
Direction to the Bakers and Clerks of the market, be as follows, 
Viz'. 

oz. dr. 

Of Penny White loaf 2. 13. 

Wheaten 4. 3. 

Household 5. 9. 

Six penny Wheaten loaf l!**. 9. 4. 

Computed at 13/ p. Bushell for Wheat and 3/6 p. Bushell allow'd 
for Charges, and the Several Bakers within this Town are ordered 
to mark their Bread which the}'^ Bake for Sale with the first let- 
ters of their Christian names and with the first and last letters of 
their Surnames, and the Clerks of the market are directed to make 
Allowance for Bisquet well Baked, three Quarters of an Ounce for 
tach Bisquet. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. 291 

Mr. Sutton Informs that the Water Engine under his Care wants 
a New Hose, Capt. Armitage was accordingly desired to take the 
Care of that affair with mr. Sutton. 

At a meeting of the Select men. Apr. 14. 1736* 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. armitage 

[392.] m'.ColIson 

Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
mr. Clarke 

According to Order m'. Swain attended, and Enformed, That 
be had built Three Tombs in the north Burying place and disponed 
of them as follows Viz' One to Capt. Caleb Lyman, one to m'. 
Peter Thomas and the other to himself, He was thereupon 
ordered to acquaint those Gentlemen with the orders of the Town 
respecting Tombs That so they might make proper Application, 
for a Confirmation of the said Tombs to them, as Usual. And 
further he was Ordered immediately to put up and Secure the 
Fence which at present lyes waste, until he can have opportunity 
to build the Brick Wall. 

Complaint being made. That a Breach was made into the Cellar 
of the South Battery by which means the Shot and Stores belonging 
to the Town were Embezell'd and lost. 

Voted, That m'. Collson be desired to See tha"!; the same be 
repaired and the said Stores Secured. 

[293.] Upon Complaint, That an irregular Peice of Pavement 
was making before Capt. Blairs new house in Marlborough Street, 
Voted, That the Select men do meet upon the Spot Tomorrow at 
ten of the Clock before noon to View it, and to give order Con- 
cerning it, as the}' Shall then think proper. 

Upon M'. Collson' s Information, That many Trees in the Common 
are like to Suffer for want of Mould to be put about them, and 
Whereas there are now lying in the Common Heaps of Mould, to 
the great annoyance of the same, and is also Contrary' to Law. 

Voted, That m^ Collson be desired and is hereby Impowered to 
take as much of the said mould or Dirt, as may be needful, from 
the said Heaps, and cause the same to be put to the Trees, as 
above 

Whereas M'. Thomas Mill, sometime Since bro*t into this Town 
from the Island of Ocrecock in north Carolina, Hannah White 
the Wife of one Thomas White ; and altho*. he was directed and 
ordered to give Bond with Sureties as the Law directs, to Indem- 
nify the Town from any Charge which might arise on acco*. of her 
Dwelling [294.] Hero he neglected to Comply therewith, and 
has been a Voj'age Since, Upon Complaint hereof, the said 
mill made his appearance and Was ordered to give Bond, with 
One Surety at least for the Said Hannah White before next 
Wednesday, As he would avoid being proceeded against as the 
Law Directs. 

A Petition Signed, by mess" Edm^ Quincey, Thomas Jackson, 



292 City Document No. 77. 

Joseph Green and Sundry others Praying for Liberty to Erect a 
Brick Wall on the northerly Side of the South Burning place, with 
Tombs under the same or that other Provission may be made for 
their accomodation. Viz*, in the Old Burying place, Read and 
referr'd for further Consideration until the places- proposed may bo 
View'd &c. 

The Town Clerk was ordered to wait on Samuel Checkley Esq', 
and to Enquire of him, If he has not in bis Hands the Counter 
part of m'. Greenleafs Lease of Deer Island forasmuch as tiie 
same can*t be found in the Town Clerks or Treasurers offices. 



[295.] At a meeting of the Select men, apr. 21. 1786. 

Present 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

M'. Collson 

Capt. Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwick 

Capt. Lvman 

M'. Clarke 
Mr. Treasurer Wadsworth Complaining That Charles Henley and 
Capt. Phillip Dumaresq, Two of the Towns Tenants, are in arrears 
for their Kent. 

Voted, That the Treasurer be, and hereby is desired and 
Directed to Prosecute the said Henly and Dumaresq,. in the Law, 
for the Recovery of the Rents due from them to the Town &c. 

Voted, That M'. Treasurer be also desired to take out an Alias 
Execution against Samuel Kneeland (a late Constable of this 
Town) Returnable to July Court ; and that in Levying the same, 
He desire the Sheriff, to have a particular and principal Regard to 
the said Kneelands Father, who became Surety for him. 

[296.] Ordered That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants 
to the Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name Requiring 
them forthwith to Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
within their Several Precincts that have an Estate of Forty Shil- 
lings p annum of Freehold in Land within this Province at the 
least. Or other Estate to the Value of Fifty Pounds Sterling to 
Convene at the Town house upon Wednesday the 28*^. of april 
Currant at nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, Then and there to 
Elect and Depute one or more Persons to Represent them in a 
great and General Court to be Convened held and kept at Boston 
upon Wednesday the 26*^ of May next ensuing, and So De Die in 
Diem during their Session and Sessions to Grant such sum or Sums 
of money as may be needful for the Relief of the Poor, and defray- 
ing other necessary Charges ; To Receive the Report of a Commit- 
tee for the more Effectual Watching the Town, as also the Report 
of the Select Men for the Regulation of the Cows, going upon 
the Common ; To Consider the Proposals of Sundry Inhabitants, 
Proprietors of Lands abutting on Sea Street ; To Chuse 5 Clerks 
of the market, and one Hogreve. 

[397.] Voted, That Capt. Forsyth be desired to take Car© of 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. 293 

the Beds and Quoins belonging to the Town, now lying in m'. 
Clark's Shop, and cause them to be laid with the Carriages. 
^ Voted, That M'. Savell go to M^ ThoQi^r Cole Victualler in 
Marlborough Street and Inform him of the Complaints made of the 
Difficulty of the Pavement lately made before his Doors by reason 
of the Steepness of it, and Further, That it is the Direction and 
order 6f the Select men, that he Alter the said Pavement Con- 
formable to the rest of the Pavement of that Street, and that within 
the Space of Ten Days from this time or in default thereof, they 
will proceed with him according to the Law in that Case made and 
provided. 

Upon Complaint That some Person had Open'd a Drain in 
Hanover Street, without Leave first obtained from the Select men 
as the Law directs. Voted that m'. Savell be and he is hereby 
Directed and ordered, to make Enquiry after and to prosecute the 
Person who shall be found to have so offended. 

[298 •] Upon the Application of Capt Caleb Lyman and M'. 
Peter Thomas, for the Grant and Confirmation of a Tomb to each 
of them respectively of those Toombs lately Built by M'. Benj* 
Swain in the North Burying place. 

Voted, That Two Tombs in the North Burying place be Accord- 
ingly Granted, and are hereby Confirmed to the said Capt. Lyman, 
and M'. Thomas, Viz*. 

To Capt Lyman Number 

To M'. Thomas Number 

Upon Condition that they each of them respectively Erect a 
Brick Wall, at their own Charge of the full breadth of their Said 
Tombs, and that they at all time's hereafter maintain and keep the 
same in good Repair, to the Satisfaction of the Select men for the 
time being. 

Upon a motion made. It was. 

Voted, That John Jeffries Esq', and Capt Eastwick be a Com- 
mittee to take upon them the more immediate Care of bringing 
forward a Review of the Actions, between the Town and James 
Everills Heirs, respecting the Town Dock. 

[!299.] At a Meeting of the Select men, apr, 23. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Arraitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt Lvraan 
M'. Clarke 
Capt Yeates, Commander of the Sloop Swallow from St. Chris- 
tophers, Enforras that One of his Sailors named John Gray be- 
longing to Great Britain, about Nineteen days ago upon their 
Passage to Boston by a fall from the Square Sail yard, broke his 
Breiast bone and one of his Legs, and that he has not means to 
Support himself being poor and a Stranger. 

The Select men being of opinion That the said Gray was a 
proper object to be maintained at the Province Charge, directed 
the Town Clerk, to Certify the same to the Gentlemen the over- 



294 Cmr Document No. 77. 

seers of the Poor, desiring he may be received into the Aims House 
accordingl}^, And Further ordered M'. Savell to procure an acco*. 
from Capt. Yeates that it might be known what Wages are due to 
the said Gray. 

1 300.] At a meeting of the Select men, Apr. 24. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Eastwicke 
M'. Clarke 
Upon a Representation made by Mess". Broinfield, Tyler, and 
others, That the People in the neighbouring Governments were 
Apprehensive that the Eastern Distemper was bro't amongst them 
by Goods from hence (of which some Persons had Died) and had 
Caused them to forbid the Bringing any more Goods from Boston ; 
which niight be a Dammage to the Trade and Commerce of this 
Town. Several Physicians were Sent for, Who were desired to 
give their Thoughts in Writing, Relating to the Distemper, and the 
Communicating of the same Which being done. 
Voted, That the same be Inserted in the Public Prints. 

[301.] At a meeting of the Select men, Apr. 26. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Arihitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 

Information being given, That M". Eliot and her Daughter 

Wheeler is come into the Town from Ipswich, and taken House of 
Capt. Jon*. Clark in Longlane. 

Voted, That M^ Savell Warn M" Eliot and her Daughter to give 
Bond, or otiierwise to leave the Town, as the Law directs, and that 
upon Cousideration that Capt. Clark (tho* out of time) appeared, 
and made Excuse for taking the above Persons in, Which Excuse 
was accepted by the Select men. Voted, That Capt. Clark be for 
this time accordingly Excused. 

Whereas, m'. Jon*. Ciiandler and his Wife have been Warned to 
depart this Town [303.] According to Law, Notwithstanding 
which they still remain here. 

Voted, that m'. Savell be ordered to follow the Steps of the Law 
in that case provided and send the said Chandler and Wife out of 
the Town immediatel}'. And Whereas it appears that John Alford 
Esq', did receive the abovesaid Chandler and his Wife into a House 
of his in Long lane, without giving Information thereof to the 
Select men according to a By-Law of tbis Town, in that Case pro- 
vided. Voted that m'. Savel be ordered to Inform Col®. Alford, 



SELEGTBfEN'S MiNUTES, 1736. 295 

That the Select Men have Directed and Ordered him to follow the 
Direction of the Said Law, in prosecuting him therefor. 

Upon Information, That M'. James Busby has taken M'. Joseph 
Kent (from Piimouth) into his House as an Inmate (Who has Set 
up a School for teaching the mathematicks) without Advising the 
Select men thereof. Which is Contrary to Law, Voted That M"^. 
Savel inform the said Busby, That he has rec^. orders from the 
Select men to prosecute him in the Law for his said Offence, and 
that he Accordingl}' do it. 

[303 ] Voted, That in opening the meeting for the Choice of 
Representatives, the same method be taken, as was the last Year, 
to acquaint the Town, That by a Law of this Province, the Power 
of Regulating the said meeting is vested in the Select men, and 
that tliey strictly reserve that Power to themselves in their Said 
Capacity. Yet Notwithstanding, inasmuch as there is other 
Business, and Affairs of moment to be pass'd upon, at the said 
meeting if the Inhabitants are minded to Chuse a moderator at 
the opening of the meeting as has been usual they may do it. 
But that in the Choice of Representatives, the Hon. John Jeffries 
Esq', be and hereby is desired to Act for, and in behalf of the 
Select men, according to Law. 

Voted, That the assessors and Collectors be and hereby are 
desired to give their attendance at the Town meeting, on Wednes- 
day next at the Choice of Representatives. 

At a meeting of the Select men. May 5. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
[304«] Capt. Armitage 

IVP. CoUson 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr Savell reported That according to Direction, he had taken 
out a Warrant against James Young for opening a Drain in 
Hanover Street, without leave first had of the Select men accord- 
ing to Law, And that said Young had paid his fine for the same 
and repaired the said Street. 

Voted, That the Town Clerk take Care to have the order or 
B\'-Law for Regulating the Cows going on the Common, Presented 
to the Court of General Sessions next Tuesday, in order to obtain 
the approbation of the said Court. 

Ordered, Tbat M'. Savell Warn the following Persons to depart 
the Town. Viz*. 

Joseph Wright with his Wife and Two Children, from Woburn, 
in a House of M'. Cunninghams near Bartons point. 

Hannah Lampson from Maiden an Ancient Woman in the same 
house. 

[305.] Taylor in Gibbins's Court 

Wisdom, with his Wife and Children from 

Piscataqua, at M'. Collson's House in the Common. 

Whereas the Town of Boston, at a Publick Meeting the 28*. of 
april last, Receiv'd and approved the Report of a Committee 
appointed in march last, to Consider of some method for the better 



296 City Document No. 77- 

and more Effectual Watching the said Town, And for easing the 
Inhabitants of a Considerable part of the Charge they are now at 
in maintaining the Watch ; By which said Report, and order of 
the Town thereon, the number of the Watch men according to the 
present Establishment is to be reduced, Wherefore, 

Voted and Oixiered, That M'. Savell be and hereby is directed 
to Enforni the Persons whose names are hereafter mentioned. 
That according to the Vote and order of the Town as aforesaid, 
They are from this Day Released and Dismissed from further 
Serving the Town as Watch men And that the Wages due to them 
from the Town, to this Day, shall be paid them respectively and 
for Candles. 

[306 ] The Names of the Watch men are as follows, Viz*. 

Mess" Thomas Moulin, one of the Inspectors 

Jabez Tuttle "I 

trs^r^' New Nora., Wateh, 

Gamaliel Rogers J 

Joseph Simpson Town House Watch 

S.^itchardson } ^"^ ^^^^^ '^''^^ 

ArthJnnr } Merchants Watch 

James Bowdoin Esq^ Sent a message to the Select men, by m'* 
Savel, to Inform them, that he is Willing to Allow the Town to 
Set a Watch House on his Land at the Southeast Corner of Ben- 
nets Street if they Should see fit to place it there upon the Towns 
p&ying him six pence p. annum, as an acknowledgement. 

Capt. Edward Read Commander of the Ship Industrious Bee, 
Aom London Informs that on the 17^^. April last on his Passage 
hither, he met with a Schooner from North Carolina bound to 
Virginia, John Sanders Master, Who had [307.] Been at 
Sea Six Weeks, were in great Distress for want of Provisions and 
Water, and that he, upon their importunate intreat}', took on 
board bis Ship M" Sarah Morris Widow and her Six Children, and 
has bro't them to this Port, that b}* reason of their being Strangers, 
and destitute of Means for their Subsistence, He moved that they 
might be Supported at the Publick Charge, until She could obtain 
a Passage to Virginia with her Children. 

Upon which, the Select men apprehending, the said morris and 
her Children were proper objects to be Supported at the Province 
Charge, ordered the Town Clerk to Certify the same to the overseers 
of the Poor, desiring the}" would order her to be received into the 
Alms House accordingly. 

A^. a meeting of the Select men, May 12. 1736. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. CoUson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 



Selegtmen's Minutes* 1736. 297 

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[308 •] Mess". Richard Billings and Isaac Casiio appearing 
Signified their Desire of Borrowing the Scales and Weights be* 
longing to the Town which were lately made use of at at {sic) the 
Dock market. Promising to Return them whensoever they should 
be Demanded And in the like good Order and Condition in which 
they receive them. 

Voted, That the said Scales and Weights be lent to the said 
Richard Billings and Isaac Casno upon the Condition above men- 
tioned, And That Capt. Eastwick and Capt. Lyman be desired to 
deliver them the said Scales and Weights which were Committed to 
their Care, by the Select Men as appears by their Vote as entred, 
march 17***. 

Voted, That Liberty be granted to m'. Richard Clarke to Plant 
Six TreiBS before his House in Common Street, according to his 
Desire, at the Distance of Seven feet from his said House, and no 
more. 

Capt. William Beekman, Attending according to order, Was 
directed to procure Security to the Satisfaction of the Select men, 
to [309.] Indemnify the Town from Charges that may arise 
by means of one Susanna Bell, and her Three Children, imported 
by him the said Beekman into this Town from New York the 
last year, and that he do it by 3 O'Clock To morrow afternoon. 

M' Savell is order'd That if Capt. Beekman do not give Security 
for the aforesaid Susanna Bell and her 3 Children by next Sat- 
urday to proceed with him, as the Law directs*. 

Upon M'. James Townsend*s Motion, for Liberty to put up some 
Posts before his new House in marlborough Street, The Select 
men having View'd the Place, The Question was put whether the 
Liberty pray'd for Should be granted? Voted in the negative. 

Capt. Armitage desiring Liberty to set up two or thiee Posts 
before his Ware house No. 9. on the Long Wharf, The same was 
approved and allowed. 

M' Collson desiring Liberty to set a Post at the Corner of his Land 
in Newbury Street [310.] near to Dr. Stuarts, The Same was 
Approved and allowed. 

Mr. Collson is desired to take Care for the Repau* of the High 
Way, Complain 'd of by m' Joshua Henshaw. 

Capt. Armitage and M'. Collson are desired to take Care for the 
Repairs of the Highway in orange Street near the Fortification 
and over Boston neck, as the}' may Judge Needful. 

The Select Men receiving information That a Sailor latcl}' 

belonging to Capt Philpot from North Carolina named 

Richard Gillen is under Grievous Infirmities of Body, whereby he 
is rendered unable to provide for himself, and being a poor Stranger, 
They Apprehend him a proper object to be Supported at the 
Province Charge, and directed the Town Clerk in their name to 
Certify the same to the overseers of the Poor, Desiring they would 
also take Care that the Wages which may be duo to the said 
.Gillen may be deposited in the Town Treasury, in order to refund 
to the Town their Expences on him so far as it shall go. 

[311.] Mr. Savell is ordered to take Care that Bond be given 
as the Law directs, for Phebe Cole and her 4 Children Imported 



298 Cmr Document No. 77. 

into this Town m. November last from New York by Capt. Grif- 
feth. 



At a meeting of the Select men, may 18. 1786. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Liberty is Granted to M". Susanna Waldo to Dig up Ihe Pave- 
ment in Prince Street, and to open the Ground in order to Clear 
her Drain from her Cellar to the Common Shore, Upon Condition 
that She forthwith make good the same again, and keep it in 
Repair from time to time, to the Satisfaction of the Select men. 



[312.] At a Meeting of the Select men, may 19. 1736. 

Present 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

M'. Collson 

Capt. Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwick 

Capt. Lyman 

M'. Clarke 
Ordered That 200 Copys of the By-Law for Regulating the Cows 
of Boston Common, be forth with Printed. 

The Select Men having talsen into Consideration the State of the 
Gun House in the Common, According to a Vote of the Town at 
their meeting* tbe 28^. of April last, and made Enquiry into the 
State and Circumstances thereof. Do find, that it was Built by 
order of, and at tbe Cost and Charge of this Town in the year 
1712. in order to House some Field Carriages, which are now in 
it, and they are of opinion, That the said Gun House with some 
Repairs may well Serve to bold the said Carriages still, and also 
for keeping tbe Bulls, with Hay Sufidcient for them. 



[313.] At a meeting of the Selectmen, May 26. 1736. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman. 
Mr. Benjamin Russell being present the Select men gave him a 
Quarters Warning to Remove from the Gun house in the Common 
Mr. Jabez Shurtleff was admitted an Inhabitant, having given 
Security as the Law directs, to Indemnify the Town. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. 299 

At a meeting of the Select men, may 81. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. East wick 
M'. Clarke 

Voted, That m'. Jonathan Williams be, and hereby is appointed 
and Employed to Collect and Receive the money, for the Cowe 
going on [314«] The Common, and for defra3^ing the Charges of 
Providing and keeping the Bulls, According to the By-Law of the 
Town in that Case provided, and also to give forth Certificates 
thereof to the owners of the Cows, when the}' shall have so paid 
the money as aforesaid ; and that he be Empowered and Directed 
to Prosecute such Person or Persons as do, or shall neglect or 
Refuse to pay for their Cows as aforesaid as the Law directs. 

Voted, That Jacob Langley be the Cowkeeper for this present 
year. Who is to drive the Cows from the Common at Eight O'Clock 

in the morning, until the and to drive them upon the Neck, 

and there to keep them until 4 O'Clock, and then to drive them 
back to the Common, and at Sunset to diive them off the Common. 

Mr. Thomas Hancock desiring Liberty to Level the Ground in 
the Common before his Land, in order to make a Street before the 
same. The Consideration hereof was, refer'd to Wednesday next.. 

[315.] A Petition of Samuel Gerrish Town Clerk presented 
to the Select men. Setting forth the great Labour and Expence of 
his Time in the Towns Service and for which no Allowance has 
yet been made to him ; Praying their Consideration thereof, in 
order to have some allowance therefor. As to them Shall seem 
meet. 

Voted That the Consideration of this Petition be also refer'd to 
Wednesday, next, as also the Consideration of his occasional 
Searching the Publick Records &c. 



1 

At a meeting of the Select men, June 2. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M^ Clarke 
m'. Grafton Fever3'ear desiring Liberty to set up a Fence on 
Snow hill, at 24 feet from the Burying place, for the breadth of the 
Street running over Snow hill, Upon Searching the Town Records 
relating to said Street, We find it Should be Two Rods in Breadth. 
[316.] Upon Complaint made by Capt Phillip Dumaresq. 
That the Ware house which he Rents of the Town is greatly incom- 
moded and darkened by a Building lately Erected by His Excel- 
lency the Goveiiiour, Praying for a Consideration and abatement of 
some part of his Rent for the reasons aforesaid. 



300 dxY Document No. 77. 

Voted, That in Consideration thereof the Sum of Five Poiitids 
be abated to the said Capt. Dumaresq, Upon his paying the Town 
Treasurer what is or shall 1^ due to the Town at the time of the 
said Payment. 

Upon Consideration of M'. Hancocks Motion for Liberty to 
Level the Ground in the Common before his Land, Entred ma}' 31. 
The Question was put, Whether the Select men tho't it proper to 
Grant him that Liberty. It was Voted in the negative. 

M'. John Boydell Praying the Select men would grant him Lib- 
erty to Set up a Sign Post before his Shop in King Street, at a 
Suitable Distance, such as they Should direct. Liberty was ac- 
oordingh'' Granted. 

[317.] Mr. Joshua Thornton Pra3^s for Liberty to Build a 
Tomb, Or that he may have assigned to Him One of those that are 
about to be built in the South Burying Place, near the Bull House 
as it now stands, upon the Conditions usual. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth warrants to the Con- 
stables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name Requiring them to Warn 
all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants, Qualified as the Law 
directs to convene at the Town House upon Saturday next the 
Fifth of June Currant at Two of the Clock Afternoon, In order to 
Receive the Report of a Committee appointed the Third of February 
last past to Inspect Survey and Plat Three Townships, agreeable 
to a Grant of the Great and General Court ; And to Consider a 
motion of Sundry of the Inhabitants to prevent the North Battery- 
Wharf from being carried away by Storms, &c. 

Liberty is Granted to m^ Cornelius Waldo to dig up the Paue- 
ment, and Open [318.] The Ground in Leveretts lane, in order 
to clear his Drain from his House in said Lane to the Common 
Shore, Upon Condition, that he forthwith make good the Ground 
and Pavement again, and keep the same in Repair from Time to 
Time to the Satisfaction of the Select Men. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, June 9. 1736. 

Present 

The Hon. John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

M'. Collson 

Capt Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwick 

Capt. Lyman 

Mr. Clarke 
Mr. John Durham being: about to Erect a Building in 



Desires the Select Men to be Present at the running the Line 
Accordingly, They agreed to attend that Service at Seven O'Clook 
this Afternoon. 

Agreeable to a Vote of the Town the [319.] Fifth instant. The 
Petition of Mr. Thomas Hancock coming under consideration, after 
having view'd the street &c. It was agreed to Report to the Town, 
as follows viz'. 

That it ma}' be proper and Convenient for the Town to Grant 
Liberty to Mr. Hancock to Level the Ground before his Land 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. 301 

Abutting on Beacon Street, and to Gravel the same the breadth of 
Thirty feet. 

Upon Condition That he the said Hancock at his own proper 
Cost and Charge from time to time forever, Do well and Sufficiently 
Secure the same, and prevent the Gravel from Washing down upon 
the Common and Spoiling the Herbage thereof. 

Upon Information that Jabez Tuttle had obtruded himself as a 
Watchman in the Watch House at the North End of the Town, in 
the Room of Abraham Tuckerman, without the knowledge of the 
Select Men, and their approbation first had. 

Voted, That the said Tuttle be dismiss'd from that Service, And 
Mr. Savell is directed hereby and Ordered to put a Suitable Man 
in the Room of the said [320* ] Abraham Tuckerman, And to 
Report his Doings herein to the Select men at the next meeting. 

« 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, June 15. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeflfries Esq^. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
James Bowdoin Esq', being present, made the following motion 
viz*. That the Watchmen Supported at the Charge of the Mer- 
chants, and usually called The Merdiants Walch^ Viz*. John 
Tinkum and Arthur Hill, may receive the same Orders, and be 
vested with the same Authority as the other Watchmen of the Town ; 
To prevent or Suppress all disturbances and disorders in the Night, 
To Examin Persons, Walking abroad unseasonably ; To proceed 
against disorderly and Suspicious Persons, as the Law directs &c. 
[3551.] Mr. Jonathan Foster Cordwainer, Desiring Liberty to 
Erect a small Shop upon the Platform at the Dock, next adjoyn- 
ing to the Butchers Stalls there. His motion was Consider'd and 
the Question being put, Whether his desire should be Granted. ? 
Voted in the Negative. 

Capt. L3'man made a Motion on behalf of m'. Jonas Houghton 
of Lancaster, Surveyor, for some Allowance in Consideration of 
his Time and Expences in attending on the Select Men and Repre- 
sentatives, in their Inquiring after some suitable Tracts of Land 
for Townships &c. Whereupon 

Voted, That Thirty Shillings be accordingly Allow'd and paid to 
m'. Jonas Houghton in Consideration of his said Service and attend- 
ance. 

The Government having Appointed Wednesday the Sixteenth 
instant for the Celebration of the marriage of His Royal Highness 
the Prince of Wales with her Highness the Princess of Saxe 
Gotha. 

It is Voted and Ordered That the Bells in [322.] The several 
Churches of this Town be rung upon this Joyful Occasion, from 
between Six and Seven o'clock in the Morning, to Twelve at noon, 



302 City Document No. 77. 

and from Two o'clock afternoon to between Seven and Eight in 
the Evening. And that Each of the Sextons be allow'd and paid 
Twenty Shillings apeice for that Service. 

The Warehouse late in the Tenure and occupation of Capt. 
Philip Dumaresq, belonging to the Town of Boston, and situated 
between Merchants Row and Belchers Wharf, is now Let to Mess'* 
William Dunlap and James Crawford, Merchants after the Rate of 
Forty pounds p. Annum, until further Agreement, the said Rent 
to Commence this Day, And Capt. Armitage and Capt. Eastwioke 
are Desired to take upon them the Care of Repairing the said 
Warehouse in a Suitable Manner, as Soon as conveniently may 
be 

Upon the Desire of Capt. Nicholas Davis for Liberty to Set up 
a Post at the corner of his House in Cornhil. 

Voted, That Liberty be accordingly [323«] Granted, and 
Mess" CoUson and Clarke are Desired to view and give direction 
for placing the same 

Ordered, That Mr. Savel take effectual care for Watching the 
Trees and Fencing in the Common Tomorrow and in the Evening 
following to prevent any Spoil &c. 

Voted, That the Visitation of the Public Schools in this Town 
be attended on Tuesday the Twenty Ninth of June Instant, and 
that Capt. Forsyth and Capt. Lyman be desired to Wait upon His 
Excellency the Governour, and to Inform Him, That the Select 
Men, Desire His Excellency would please to Honour them with 
His Company in the said Visitation. 

The Other Gentlemen Chosen to Accompany the Select men in 
the Visita^^ion of the Schools are as follows. Viz*. 

f Thomas Hutchinson Esq'. 
I Adam Winthrop Esq'. 
The lion^\ \ Ezekiel Lewis Esq'. 

Jacob Wendell Esq'. 
[ Habijah Savage Esq'. 
[324.] f Nathanael Williams 

Peter Thacher 
The Rev^. < Thomas Prince 

John Webb 
^Charles Chauncy 
m'. Oxenbridge Thacher 
Capt. Armitage and Capt. Eastwicke are Desired to take care 
that a suitable Dinner be provided for the Visitors of the Schools 
on Tuesday the 29*^. instant. 



At a Meeting of the Select Men, June 22. 1736. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. 303 

Whereas the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Boston in 
Public Town meeting the Twenty Eighth of April last, Did 
Resolve and agree, that there be only Four Watch Houses main- 
tained at the Charge of the Town. And that Four sober able-bodied 
[336.] Persons be appointed to be Watchmen in each of the said 
Watch Houses, and also One capable Person, as an Inspector of 
the said Watches, to be chosen and appointed by the Select Men ; 
As by the Report of a Committee on that affair, presented at said 
Meeting, Read, Accepted, and of Record, Reference thereto had, 
may more fully and at large appear. 

It is therefore Voted and Ordered, That the following Persons 
be, and hereby are appointed to be Watch men, and to Attend the 
Duties of that Office and Trust in the several and respective Watch 
Houses, hereafter mentioned Viz*. 

I. South Watch 
Ebenezer Winbom 
John Clarke 
William Rillow 
John Rice 
II. Town House Watch 
John Chambers 
John Russell 
John Stringer 
Joseph Simpson 
[336.] III. Dock Watch 

Matthias Cowdrey 
William Waters 
Thomas Emmons 
James Pierce 
IV. North Watch 
Abia Holbrook 
Isaac Pierce 
John Steward 
John Stow 
Mr. John Savell, Inspector of the several Watches. 
It is further Ordered, That the South Wath (sic) in their Rounds, 
do take the more immediate and peculiar Inspection and care of 
the Southerly part of the Town, Bounded as follows. Viz*. 

From the Sea or Salt Water, on the Southerly Side of the Town, 
and 80 running up thr6' Summer Street, and Winter Street, into 
the Common, and so down to [337.] The Sea or Salt Water on 
the Westerly Side of the Common, Including all to the South- 
ward as far as the Fortification on Boston Neck. 

That the Town House Watch take their Bounds from Summer 
Street and Winter Street aforesaid, to the Northward taking in 
Fort Hill, and the Wharves to King street, thence running up 
thro' King street and Queen Street, Trearaount Street, in part, and 
the upper part of School street, into Beacon Street as far as 
Beacon Hill. 

That the Bounds of the Dock Watch be from King street, and 
Queen street aforesaid Northward, and Treamount street in part, 
along by the Custom House, and so Westward, taking in Barton's 



804 City Document No. 77. 

Point, including all to the Northward, so far as Ci'oss-Street 
from the South East End of it, to the Mill-Pond. 

That the Bounds of the North Watch be from Cross-street afore- 
said Northward including all the remaining part of the Town to 
Hudson's Point. 

[328.] Voted, That the forenamed Watch Men be notified 
to attend upon the Select Men on Wednesday the Thirtieth instant 
and to bring with them A Watchman's Bill, for the Select Men's 
Inspection and Approbation. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, June 23. 1786. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
Mr. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Mr. William Haislup appearing Offers ito give Security to in- 
demnify the Town as the Law directs, on Account of One 

and indented Servant by him bro't into this Town from He 

was accordingly Ordered to Attend next Wednesday for that end. 
Mr. Benjamin Russell Prays that he may have liberty to set up 
the Old Bull [329.] House near the South School House, for a 
Shop. 

The Select Men taking his motion into Consideration, advised 
him to Petition to the Town on that affair. 

At a Meeting of the Select Men, June 29. 1736. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Mr. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M' Clarke. 
Elizabeth Tipping and her Three Children Are admitted Inhab- 
itants, Upon Mr. Speakman and Vardys becoming Suretys for 
them to indemnify the Town as the Law directs. 

Memorandum. That the visitation of the Schools was put off 
from this Day to Wefnesday the Thirtieth of June. (And then 
it was attended.) 

[330.] At a Meeting of the Select Men, July 13. 1736. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. '605 

Whereas it sometimes proves a great Damage to the Town, and 
is very inconvenient, When Persons who are Chosen into several 
Offices, Neglect Seasonably to take their Oathes, or give their 
answers. 

For Remedy whereof. 

It is Voted and Ordered, That when and so often as Persons 
are Chosen to Serve the Town in various Offices, The Town Clerk 
be Directed to give them Seasonable Information of their being 
so chosen by a Constable or Constables, and to warn them to 
Appear at the Town Clerk's Office, at such Day and Hour as 
shall from time to time be appointed by the Select Men, in order 
to their taking the Oath, according to Law, or to signify their 
reAisal. 

[331.] Upon Information that the Balcony at the East End 
of the Town Houee, Fronting King street is out of Repair. 

Voted, That the Hon. John Jeffries Esq'., Capt. Armitage and 
Capt. Lyman be a Committee to view the same and take effectual 
Care to have it Repaired forthwith. 

A Petition of Mr. John Darrel for Licence to Erect a Dwelling 
House with Timber in Union Street, Read, And refer'd for consid- 
eration. Tomorrow. 

At the Request of Mr. John Spooner, The Select Men have 
view'd a Wall which he is Building, and have run the Line &c. 



At a Meeting of the Select Men, July 14. 1736. 

Present 
The Hon. John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Mr. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwick 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr. Clarke 
[332.] Mr. Sendall Williams attending according to order. 
And being Informed, That Complaints were Exhibited against 
hill for his Uncertain and Irregular Ringing the Bell at 9, 5, and 
11 O Clock. He offered some Reasons for Excusing the same; 
and withal Signified his readiness to resign that Office, .when his 
Quarter is up. 

Cap*,. Robert Harris Prays for Liberty to Build a Tomb, in the 
North Bur^^ing place. The Consideration whereof is refer'd to 
Wednesday next. 

Mr. John DaiTcl's Petition for Liberty to Erect a Dwelling 
House, with Timber in Union Street, of the Dimensions as set 
forth in his Petition, Entred Yesterday Read again. Considered of, 
and Approved, And Recorded with the Records of Timber Build- 
ings. 

Mr. Clarke Informs that Capt James Gold refuses to take the 
Oath of an assessor, to which Office be was chosen for the year 
Currant. 



306 CiTT Document No. 77. 

[333.] At a meeting of the Select Men, July 15. 1736. 

Present 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

Mr. CoUson. 

Capt. Fors3^th 

Capt. Eastwicke 

Capt. Lyman 

Mr. Clarke 
A List of Persons Licensed in the Town of Boston to Sell Drink 
according to their Several Licenses the last year. Viz*. 1735, being 
Transmitted to the Select Men, from the Clerk of the Peace for the 
County of Suffolk. The Select Men have accordingly Considered 
thereof. And have made no objection to the Renewing their 
Several Licences ; Excepting James Wimble, Who they oi^ect to 
as unfit to hold such an Employment ; and such others as are 
Removed, Dead or Married. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 20. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffi-ies Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
[334.] M'. Collson 

Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Richard Gookin ftom Dedham with his Wife and Two Children 
Admitted Inhabitants, Mess". John Blake and Joseph Starr, giving 
Bond, In Indemnify the Town as the Law directs. 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 21. 1736. 

Present 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

Capt. Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwicke 

Capt. Lyman 

M'. Clarke 
Ordered, That the Town Clerk Issue forth Warrants to the 
Constables of Boston, In His Majesty's Name Requiring them to 
Warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants qualified as the 
Law directs to Convene at the Town House on Fry day next the 
Twenty third of [335 •] July Instant, at Three of the Clock 
afternoon, In order to Chuse one assessor and one Clerk of the 
market, Also to Consider what may be proper to be done relating 
to the Two Townships laid out to the Westward, near Deer field in 
part of a Grant of the Great and General Court to the Town of 
Boston ; as also to provide some means to pay the County 
Treasurer the Sums due from Several late Consti»]»'::^s o^ the Town 
to the said Treasury. 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. * 307 

At a Meeting of the Select men, July 24. 1738. (so). 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Arraitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr. Clarke. 
Upon a Representation made, That the Town's Warehouse 
Situate between Merchants Row and Belcher's Wharf, is Let unto 
Mess". William Dunlop and James Crawford at the Rent of Forty 
Pounds p. annum, until further Agreement. 

Voted, That Capt. Armitage and Capt. Eastwicke [336.] Be 
and hereby are desired to Treat with the Gentlemen above men- 
tioned, about the same, And Provided the said Dunlop and Craw- 
ford see Cause to Hire the said Warehouse for a year at the Rent 
they shall Agree upon, that then and in that Case they have the 
preference. If otherwise, to give them lawful Warning to remove 
out of it. That so the said Warehouse ma}' be put into Repair 
before the Winter, in order to be Let to any other Tenant that 
may offer to hire the same. 

Capt. Forsyth Informing That the North Engine has received 
some Damage at the late fire. 

Voted, That Capt. Forsyth be desired to take Care to have the 
same put into good repair forthwith. 



At a meeting of the Select men, July 26. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. hymsLU 
M'. Clarke 
[337.] Mr. Thornton Presenting an Account of Paving at 
Olivers Dock. 

Voted, That before the said Account be paid Mess'". Armitage 
and Eastwicke be desired to View the same. According to 
order. 

Voted That Capt. Armitage and Capt. Forsyth be desired forth- 
with to take Care to fix a Beacon at the North east point of the 
North Battery Wharf, to prevent Damage which might otherwise 
happen tc any Vessell or Vessells, by the Stones which lye there. 

Ordered, That the Assize of Bread be Stated at the rate of 12/6 
p. Bushell for Wheat, and 3/6 p. Bushell Allowed for Charges. 
Which is as follows, Viz'. 

Of Penny White Loaf 

Wheaten 

Household 
Six penny W heateu Loaf 1*. 



oz 


- dr. 


2. 


14. 


4. 


5 


5. 


13 


10. 


1. 



308 • CiTT Document No. 77. 

At a meeting of the Select men, July 28. 1736. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
[338 •] Capt. Eastwick 

Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Mr. Charles Apthorp Appearing, gave Information, That a 
Vessel from New Castle, Consigned to him, Capt. Riddall master, 
was arrived in King Road, having had Two or Three of his Com- 
pany Sick of the Small pox, upon their Passage hither. 

Voted that Capt. armitage, Capt. Forsyth, Capt. Lyman and m'. 
Clarke, be desired forthwith to go down to King Road, on board 
said Vessell, together with m'. Justice Sewall, and Doctor Davis, 
to make Enquiry into that Affair, and I^now the State of said Ves* 
sell and Company, And to make a report thereof, that so proper 
Steps may be taken thereupon. 

Three Petitions for Erecting Timber Buildings, Viz', one of Hugh 
Hall Esq', one of M'. John Maylem, and another of M'. Thomas 
Goodwill, presented, were Read. 

Voted, That the Select men will View the Several places men- 
tioned in their said Petitions in order to their passing upon them. 

[339.] At a meeting of the Select men, July 29. 1736. 

Present. 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

Capt. Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwicke 

Capt. Lyman 

M'. Clarke 
Upon Information, That the Ship Joseph, whereof Capt. Joseph 
Riddle is master was come to anchor in King Road, Who in his 
Passage from New Castle had some of his Company taken down 
with the Small Pox, The Select Men together with Mr. Justice 
Sewall, and Doctor Davis went on board said Ship, in order to 
Examine into that affair. Which Examination is as follows, Viz*. 

King Road, July 29. 1736.. 
On board the Ship Joseph, Joseph Riddle master being Exam- 
ined relating to the Small Pox on board, He says, He came out of 
New Castle about Eight Weeks past. About Twelve Days afler, A 
negro Boy broke out with the Small Pox ; Twelve Daj-s after Two 
White [340.] Servants were taken with tUe same Distemper, 
about Ten Days past the Two last ihat were taken were so well as 
to Walk upon Deck, and that the whole Company' on board Con- 
sists of Twenty two Persons, and that no Person on board beside 
is liable to it, having already had it, That the Three that Were 
Sick, lodg'd below between Decks* just before the main mast. 
That about Five Days ago. They met with Capt. Rous who came 
from New Castle before them, bui that neither any from Capt. 
Rous was on board him, or anj' of his Company on board Rous. 
The men on board Singly were all Examined Jc ho Declared they 



SELECTMBlir'S MiNDTES, 1736. 309 

had the Small pox formerly. That they had not yet thrown over 
the Bedding and Cloaths of those that had been Sick, which was 
now Ordered to be done, and was immediately Executed in our 
Presence all that belonged, as was Declared upon Oath. £xam- 
in'd in the Presence of Several of the Select men. 

Sam^. Sewall, J. Peace. 

Whereupon, 

Voted, That the said master be, and hereby is Directed to move 
ais said Ship near to the Pest House, on Spectacle Island, and 
there to put on Shoar, his Glass, and to burn the loose Straw 
[341«] Covering the same, and to keep the Glass out of Doors ; To 
put the Persons that have been Sick on Shoar there also. Who are 
to remain there for the present, as also his Whole Company are 
ordered to air themselves and their Cloathing, and to Cleanse, 
Scour and air the said Ship by Burning Brimstone and Washing 
between Decks with Vinegar; To run out his Cables to Wash 
them in the Water, and when taken on board again, to Quoil them 
on the Deck ; And Further, to Suffer no Body to come on board 
without Leave of the Select men ; And thus to Remain, until fur- 
ther order. And that M'. Robert Ball have Liberty to Attend the 
said Ship and Company. 

A Motion was made and Seconded, Viz*. 

That a number of Fire Hooks be provided and kept with the 
Engines, in order to be used when there shall be occasion for them. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 4. 1736. 

Present. 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
[342.] Capt. Lyman 

M'. Clarke 
Upon Reading a Petition of M'. Charles Apthorp, Praying, that 
the Ship Joseph, Capt. Riddall master might be Allowed to come 
up from Spectacle Island, (Whither She was ordered as Entred, 
the 29*''. of July past) for reasons mentioned. Mr. apthoi^^ pro- 
ducing a Letter from the said Master also Informing him, tha. he 
had observ'd the Directions of the Select men &c. 

Voted. That Capt. Armitage, Capt. Forsyth and Mr. Clarke be 
desired to go down on board Capt. Riddall's Ship, at Spectacle 
Island, in order to Enquire into the State of the said Ship, Whether 
She has been Sufficiently Cleansed and Aired, According to the 
Directions of the Select men. And also to Enquire into the Cir- 
cumstances of the Three Persons who had the Small Pox in the 
Passage, and to Report thereon, next Fryday at Ten O'Clock. 

Mr. Thomas Goodwill's Petition for Liberty to Erect a Timber 
Building in Charter Street Read, and approved. 

[343.] Mr. John Maylem's Petition for Liberty to Erect a 
Stable with "^imber behind his House in School Street. Read and 
Disallow'd. 

Sarah Teague, being Return'd, Removed^ on the List of Licensed 



310 City Document No. 77. 

Persons ; It appearing to be a misinformation ; Tiie Town Clerk 
was ordered to Certify the Select men's approbation of the said 
Teague, in order to her renewing her Licence for the year ensuing. 

M'. Savell is ordered to Receive the Copies of the Wards of the 
Several Watches from the Town Clerk and to Deliver them, one to 
each of the Watches, and to keep One of them himself. 

Dennis SuUivant being present Informs, That he with his Wife 
are lately come into this Town from South Carolina by Land ; That 
he has been in Town about Five Weeks ; That he Grst Lodg'd at 
the White Horse Two nights, and a Fortnight at Mrs. Snowdens 
and now lodges in Long lane, That he designs to return to England 
or Ireland, as soon as he can Conveniently Obtain a Passage for 
himself and his said Wife. 

[344.] August 5. 1736. 

Jjiberty is Granted to John De Coster to Dig up the Pavement 
and open the Ground in Milk Street in Order to Lay a Drain from 
his House to the Common Shoar in said Street, about Fourteen feet 
in length, upon Condition That he forthwith make good the Ground 
and Pavement again and keep the same in Repair from time to 
time to the Satisfaction of the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug 6. 1736. 

Present 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwicke 

Capt. Lyman 

M^ Clarke 
Capt. Armitage, Capt. Forsyth, and M^ Clark having Visited 
the Ship Joseph, Capt. Riddall Master, Riding at anchor off Spec- 
tacle Island, According to a Vote of the Select men, as Entred the 
fourth Instant, And Reporting thereon As on file. Accordingly, 
The Select men together with Edward Hutchinson Esq', and 
Samuel Sewall Esq'. Granting Liberty to Capt Riddall [345.] 
To bring up the said Ship Joseph into the Harbour, Signed the 
following Certificate, Viz'. 

Whereas the Ship Joseph, Joseph Riddall master from New 
Castle has been at anchor off Spectacle Island, for about Ten days, 
by reason of Tiiree Persons having had the Small Pox in the 
Passage, But being Informed, That the said master has observed 
the Direction of the Select men, for Cleansing and airing the said 
Ship, by Washing with Vinegar, Burning Brimstone &c. And 
that he has put on Shore on said Island, the Three Persons who 
were Sick in the Passage, with the Glass, which is to remain there 
till further order. 

These may Certify, That We apprehend no Danger of Infection 
from the said Vessell, But are of opinion She may come into this 
Harbour with Safety to the Inhabitants, While the Three Persons 
aforesaid, and the Glass be Continued at said Island until further 
order. 



Selectmen's MnnrrE8» 1736. 311 



Dated in Boston, Aug. 6. 1736 

Peaoe 



Edw*. Hutchinson 1 j .f 



Sam\ Sewall j 

[346.] Jonathau Aimitage ^ 

Alex'* Forsyth 

John Eastwicke y- Select men 
Caleb Lyman 
Jonas Clarke 

Mr. John Maylem Praying for a Reconsideration of his Petition 
Entred the 4^. inst. And the same being Reconsidered accord- 
ingly The Question was put, Whether the Fmyer thereof Should be 
Granted ? 

It pass'd in the negative. 

John Jeffries Esq'. Informing That Col®. Wendell being about 
to Erect a Staple, Desires the Select men to run tbe Line between 
him and M'. Secretary Willard. Accordingly, Voted, To Attend 
that Service to mon*ow morning at 9 O' Clock. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 9. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsj'th 
Capt. Eastwicke 
[347.] Capt. Lyman 

Mr. Clarke 
By a List from the Impost office, It appearing that Nineteen 
Transports were just Imported from Cork in Ireland, in the Brig^ 
Bootle Robert Boyd Commander, accordingly the said Master was 
sent for, Who appear*d And the Select men Ordered him to take 
Effectual Care to prevent any of the said Transports from coming 
or Shear from said Vessell, The said Master Promised Accordingly 
that they should not come on Shoar, That he was obliged by his 
orders to Carry them to Virginia, Whither he was bound, nnd 
hoped to Sail from hence for that [)lace in Eight or Ten Days, and 
that in the meantime he would keep a Strict Watch on board his 
said Vessell to prevent their Escape. 

August 11, 1736. Liberty is Granted to Mr. Edward Proctor to 
take up the Pavement and open the Ground in Wood lane, in order 
to lay a Drain from his Cellar into the Common Shoar in said lane, 
Upon Condition that he forthwith make good the Ground and 
Pavement again And keep the same in Repair [348.] from time 
to time to the Satisfaction of the Select men. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 11. 1736. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
Mr. CoUson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr. Clarke 



312 City Document No. 77. 

Capt. Armitage and Capt. Eastwicke a Committee appointed {a: 
Treat with Mess". Dunlop &Crauford about the terms of their Hiring 
the Towns Warehouse, late in the occupation of Capt. Dumaresc 
Reported, That they had accordingly done so, and that the said 
Dunlop and Crauford had agreed to take said Ware house, at the 
same Rent as it was let for before, and to keep it until November 
next. 

Voted That the said Committee be desired to give the said 
Dunlop and Crauford a Quarters Warning to Remove out of said 
Ware house. 

Upon a motion made as Entred the 29*^ July last past, for Pro- 
viding Fire Hooks &c. 

[349.] Voted . That M'. Savell be directed to make Enquiry how 
many of the said Fire Hooks are remaining, and where they ara 
lodg'd, and Report thereon to the Select men at their next meeting, 
That they may give further orders on that affair. 

Voted. That M'. Savell be directed to take Immediate Care to 
Send Jonathan Chandler, out of Town, as the Law directs. And 

Whereas Christian Richardson was Indulged to tarry a fortnight, 
to Compleat her Business which time is long Since Elapsed, and 
She still Remaining in the Town, Voted, That M'. Savell be also 
Directed to Send the said Richardson out of Town according to 
Law. 

Whereas the Pavement in Several Streets in this Town want 
Repair. 

Voted, That M^ Timothy Thornton be desired to take a View of 
the said Places, and to Attend upon Capt. Armitage, Capt. hymsin 
and Mr. Clarke for further Direction thereon tomorrow morning at 
nine O'Clock. 



r360.] At a meeting of the Select men, Aug 16. 1736. 

Present 

John Jeffries Esq'. 

Capt. Armitage 

Capt. Forsyth 

Capt. Eastwicke 

Capt. Lyman 

Mr. Clarke 
mr. James Wimble Informs, That Capt. Benedict Arnold who 
is just arrived from Cork with Passengers, came to his House 
yesterda}', being Lord's day in the afternoon, bringing with him the 
following Persons, Viz*. M'. Benj*. Ellard, Gent, and his Wife and 
Three Children, and a Maid Servant, Joseph Atkins, John Clark, 
John Seley, Thomas Morgan, James Ellard, John Ellard, Ben- 
jamin Gillam, Elizabeth Ellard and William Neal. 

Accordingh' the Master Capt. Arnold was sent for Who ap- 
peared and gave Information, That he came from Ireland about 
Twelve Weeks ago, and that he is Bound to Philadelphia with his 
Passengers, Who in all, are one Hundred and Twenty, Hopes to 
Siil in a few days, as soon as he can Recruit with Water and 
Provissiona, and Promises That the Passengers which came [351.] 



SELEcnosN's Minutes, 1736. 313 

ashore Yesterday shall repair aboard again to day, The Ships 
Name is the Prudent Hannah. 

A Warrant under the Hand of the Hou**^ Josiah Willard Esq'. 
Judge of Probate &c. Impowering the Select men to Inspect into 
the ability of Henry Dove represented as Non Compos, and to 
Report their opinion thereon, as soon as may be. Read 

At a Meeting of the Select men, Aug. 18. 1736. 

Present. 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr. Clarke. 

Upon Complaint made by Mess" Thomas Cushing, and Joseph 
Brandon, Merchants, in behalf of themselves and others, Viz'. 
That by reason of a Slough before their Ware houses in Merchant's 
Row, near the Swing Bridge, the Passing of Carts, Trucks &c. is 
very much in Commoded, and that the same proves a grievous 
nusance. And Praying that the same might be speedily [353.] 
remedied. 

Voted, That Capt. Armitage and Capt. Eastwicke be desired to 
take Care that the said Way be Repaired for the present. As they 
Shall think most Convenient, and until further order can be taken 
about it. 

CoP. Tilestone Informs that the Select men of Dorchester design 
Speedily to take Effectual Care to Indemnify the Town of Boston 
from any Charge, that may arise by reason of Jonathan Chandler 
residing here with his family, which said Chandler is an Inhabitant 
of Dorchester, And orders have been given to M'. Savell to Send 
him out of this Town, according to Law. 

Capt Armitage and Capt. Eastwicke Report that according to 
Order, They had on the 10***. Instant, given a Quarters Warning 
to Mess". Dunlop and Crauford, to remove from the Town's Ware 
house, now in their Occupation. 

James Wimble being returned as Disallow'd in the List of Li- 
censed Persons, Presented a Petition to the Select men, with a 
Certificate annex'd. Subscribed b}' a Considerable number [353*] 
of Inhabitants, Constables &c. respecting his keeping good order 
in his House the Year past &c. Read. 

Voted That his said Petition be granted, and that he be accord- 
ingly Recommended to the Court of General Sessions for the Re- 
newing his Licence for the 3^ear Ensuing. 

Whereas the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Licence to Sell 
Strong Drink, either as Innholders or Retailers, have been Pre- 
sented to the Select men and at Several meetings by them Con- 
sidered. A List of their Names and the Streets were each Person 
Dwells, with the Acting of the Select men on said Petitions, ia 
here Recorded, as follows. Viz'. 

Innholders, Approved and Recommended Viz^ 

Edward Drinker Ship Street (Saluta°.) 



314 



City Document No. 77. 



[354.] 



Richard Gookin 
Andrew Halyburton 
Mary Lewis 
Alice Norwood 
William Patten 
Humphrey Scarlett 
Samuel Smith 
James Wimble 



Orange Street 
Ship Street 
Sconce Street 
Fish Street (Delphi::) 
West Street. 
Merchants Row 
Summer Street 
Union Street 



Retailers approved and Recommended, Viz*. 



Philadelphia Boardman 
Mary Ela 
Judith Gruzlier 
Martha Harvey 
John Helyer 
Ann Jones 
William Ireland 
John Eneeland 
Joseph Lowden 
Edward Lutwyche 
Samuel Marshall 
William Moore 
John Milk 
Elizabeth Milliken 
Mehetabel Robie 
Samuel Rylance 
Mary Sunderland 
Elizabeth Tipping 
Luc}' Wincol 



Shrimpton's Lane 
Cross Street 
Milk Street 
Ship Street 
Marlborough Street. 
Marlborough Street 
orange Street 
Middle Street 
Fort Hill 
Clark's Square 
Mackrel Lane 
Essex Street 
Lynn Street 
Corn hill Street 
Newbury Street 
Middle Street 
Clark's Square 
Near the Mill 
Marshalls Lane 



Benjamin Emmons jun'. Town Dock, Retailer of Beer, Cyder 
&c. 

Innholders Disallowed, Viz*. 



[3560 

Henrj*^ Brightman 
Margaret Hurst 
Robert Hadwin 
Joseph Peirce 
Retailers Disallowed, Viz*. 
Jane Banister 
Elizabeth Berton 
Thomas Bennet 
Jane Cole 
Grace Dudding 
Elizabeth Grice 
Ann Hamilton 
Rcbekah Hanum 
Thomas Hope 
John Nicholson 
James Packnett 
Elizabeth Ruby 
John Smallpeice 
Thomas Worth 
Susanna Williams 



orange Street 
Long Wharf 
Newbury Street 
Scarlets Wharf 

Cambridge Street 
Marlborough Street 
Union Street 
Mackrel Lane 
King Street 
Marlborough Street 
Back Street 
Ann Street 
Long Lane 
orange Street 
Barton's Rope Walk 
Moon Street 
Milk Street 
Union Street 
Fish Street 



SELEGn^N's MmuTESy 1736. 315 

[356.] At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 20. 1736. 

Piesent 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsj'th 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Mr. Clarke 
The Select men's Report on the Judge of Probate's Warrant, as 
Entred the 16*^ Currant. Viz'. 

Pursuant to the above Direction, We have made Strict Enquiry 
into the Character and Behaviour of Henry Dove, And find, That 
Alth®. at some times he has lucid intervals, yet at other times he 
is so wild and ungovernable, that We are of opinion, he is no 
Wise Capable of the management of himself, or his own Affairs. 
Boston, August 20, 1736 

John Jeffries 

JoNA. Armitage 

Alexr. Forsyth ^Select Men 

John Eastwicke | 

Jonas Clarke J 

[357.] At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 25. 1736. 

Present. 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Mr. CoUson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr. Clarke 
Whereas Three Persons lately arriv'd from New Castle in the 
Ship Joseph ; Joseph Riddall master, having had the Small Pox in 
their Passage, By order of the Selectmen have been detained at the 
Province Hospital on Spectacle Island, ever Since the Arrival of 
said Ship, that so they might be properly Physick'd and aired, 
and Doctor Davis appearing, Who has had the said Persons under 
his Care, He was t esired to give his tho'ts on that affair Who 
reported, That they have been SuflSciently Physick'd according to 
Older, And that it is his opinion, the said Three Persons may 
(without Danger of Infection) be admitted to come up to the 
Town, Provided they Shift their Cloaths, Whereupon it was 

Voted, That the said Three Persons have [358.] Liberty ac- 
cordingly to come up to Boston, Provided they put on fresh 
Cloaths, and still leave their Old Ones below. 

Mr. Samuel Banister beingSent for, Appear'd upon a Complaint 
Exhibited against him for Breaking the Ground in the Common 
and taking from thence Stones for his own Use, Contrary to a 
Law in that Case provided, the said Banister acknowledging 
his Fault, He was directed and ordered to remove the Stones 
which he had already dug up. And to fill up the holes and 
make good the Ground again, to the Satisfaction of the Select 
"jren ; Which he promised to do. 



316 Cut Document No. 77* 

Upon a Motion made by Mr. Collson, and Seconded, Vizt. That 
Provision might Speedil}' be made for the Bulls for their Conven- 
ient Housing and for Hay : according to the Vote of the Town on 
that Affair. 

Voted, That Mr. Collson and Capt. Armitage be a Committee 
to cause the same to be Effected. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen, Aug. 27. 1736. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
[359.] Mr. Collson 

Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. L3'man 
Mr. Clarke 
Voted, That Capt. Armitage and M'. Collson be desired to tren^t 
with m'. Henry Dyre. Master of the Almshouse, about his taking 
Care of the Bulls and Repoit thereon at next meeting. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Aug. 30. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
Mr. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
M^ Clarke 
Upon a Motion made by John Jeffries Esq', and Seconded, Voted, 
That the Committee appointed for Repair of the Balconj' of the 
Town House, As Entred the 13**^ July last. Be also Desired to 
Order the New Painting the Sun Dials on the Town house, And to 
Clear the Gutters [360«] and Water Spouts, belonging to it. 

Mrs. Deshon informs That Steven Boone and Joseph Le Flu re 
lodge at her House. 

Mr. Savell is ordered to make Enquiry after them. 
Mr. Sendall Williams having Signified hie. reauiness to resign 
the Care of Ringing the Old Church Bell at S. 5 & 11 O'Clock, As 
Entred the 14*** Jul}'^ last, And his Quarter now Expiring, And 
Whereas M'. John Chambers, the Sexton of the South Church 
appears and Offers to Undertake that Service Praying that he may 
be Employed therein, The Select men also Approving of him, as a 
Suitable Person, It was 

Voted, That the Care and Charge of Ringing the said Bell be, 
and hereby is Committed to the said John Chambers; Who is 
accordingly Directed and ordered Constantly and Carefully to 
attend that Service, as Usual, at the Hours of nine. Five and 
Eleven, as aforesaid, For which he is to be paid after the Rate of 
Eighteen pounds p annum agreeable to a Vote of the Town, as 
Entred ma}' 21, 1735. to be paid Quarterly, Commencing on 
Wednesdaj' the first of September next. 

[361.] Capt. Armitage and M'. Collson, a Committee Ap- 
pointed the 27"*. Current to treat with M'. Henry Dyre the master 



Selegtmen's MiNXTTESy 1736. 317 

of the Almshouse, about his Proposal for Providing Bulls for the 
Town and the keeping them. Reported that they had Attended 
that Service, and M'. Dyre being now present with theJSelect Men. 
It was Mutually Agreed by and between them, as follows. Viz*. 
That he the said Henry Dyre, for the Space and term of his Con- 
tinuance in the Mastership of the Almshouse Shall and will find and 
provide Four Bulls to go at large on the Common, from the first of 
April to the first of November, and Two or more from the first of 
November to the first of april following. As the Select men Shall 
order from Year to year, and shall also Provide for the keeping 
them, to the Satisfaction of the Select men, In Consideration 
whereof he the said Dyre is Impowered to Demand and Receive 
the Sum of Six ShilMngs and Six pence p. Annum for each Cow 
going at large within the Neck of Boston, to be paid by the Owner 
or owners of all such Cows respectivel}' according to a By-Law for 
the Regulating the Cows going on the Common, and for the 
[363 •] Better providing of Bulls to go with them. 

At a meeting of the Select men, Sept. 1. 1736. 

Present 
John Jeffries Esq'. 
Capt. Armitage 
M'. Collson 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Lyman 
M'. Clarke 
Whereas Jonathan Chandler, his Wife and Children, have 
resided in this Town for some time past. And have been Warned 
to Depart, as the Law Directs, He the said Chandler now ap- 
pearing Presented an Instrument directed to the Select Men of 
Boston, Signed by the Select men of Dorchester Certifying That 
ihe said Chandler is an Inhabitant of their Town, and Promising 
for themselves and their Successors, and the said Town of Dor- 
chester to Indemnify the Town of Boston from any Charge that 
may Arise by means of his or their Residence in this Town that 
they will relieve them if need be, or recieve them again at any 
time When the Select men of Boston Shall See cause to Send them 
away [363.] Dated In Dorchester, Aug. 26, 1736. and Signed. 

Thomas Tileston, 
Robert Spurjuu'. 
Preserved Capen 
James Blake. 
(Vide said Instrument, on file.) 

Upon Information of Two Frenchman having been in Town some 
time past. They were sent for, and attending. Upon Examination, 
Informed the Select Men, as follows. Viz*. 

Joseph Pugol, That he came from Monte Real in Canada the 
2*. of May last, via New York That he was a Soldier there and 
deserted from the Fort ; That he is a Dj-er b}' Trade and has been 
in this Town, Two Months, Lodg'd the 3 first Nights at Mrs. 
Deshon, that he has been with Capt. Doake at the Eastward in a 
Sloop, And Since that has Wrought for M'. Price in his Garden, 
And has some times lodged at James Packnett's. 



318 Cmr Document No. 77. 

Stephen Bone, Says, That he came from Canada, where he was 
a Soldier, apd is a Deserter, That he came into this Town by Land* 
on the first of September last, That he is by Trade a Baker, And 
Further Says, that he has been with His Excellency the Governour, 
and that he gave him Liberty to tarry in this Tbwn. [364.] In- 
formation hereof was given to m'. Justice Wadsworth. 

Stephen Minot Esq', desire he may have the Refusal of the Land 
belonging to this Town, which has for many Years past been 
Leased to his late Father and himself, and also That the Towns 
house near the George Tavern may be put into Tenantable Repair. 

Mr. John Earle Master of the North Engine desiring That 
Mess". Nathaniel Brown and William Clark (Ship wright) may be 
admitted into his Compan}', in the room of James Davis and 
William Haley. 

Voted, That the said Nathaniel Brown and William Clark be 
admitted accordingly ; and that the Town Clerk Certify the same, 
by an Endorsement on the said M*^. Earle's order. 

John White Cordwainer Informs that he has taken One John 
Wallace into his Family as a Journey man, Wlc ;ras lately 
Imported by Capt. Beard from Ireland. 

M'. William Young's Petition to Erect a [365c] Distill house, 
in Bennets Pasture, so Called with Timber, The ^ame was Con- 
sidered and accordingly approved. 

Mr. Savell is order'd to give Warning to Dennis SuUivant and 
his Wife to Depart the Town. 

Mess". Collson and Forsyth, Report that they have taken Care 
of the South and North Market Houses, and of the Scales and 
Weights to them respectively belonging, according to the Votes of 
the Select Men, As Entred the 17***. March last. Having 
Employ'd Two men to keep clean the same, and to take the Care 
of the Scales and Weights for the Use of the Inhabitants to this 
time. 

Voted, That Mess". Collson and Clarke be and hereby are desired 
to agree with some proper Person to take further Care of the 
South market, with the Scales and Weights to the same belonging, 
for the use and accomodation of the Inhabitants, until March next. 

Voted, That Capt. Forsyth and Capt. Lj'man be and hereb}' are 
desired to agree with some proper Person to take further Care of 
the [366.] North market, with the Scales and Weights to the 
same belonging, for the use and accomodation of the Inhabitants, 
nntil March next. 

Dr. William Rand Chosen one of the Collectors of Rates and 
Taxes within this Town for the Currant year, Took his Oath before 
tlie Hon**^* Jacob Wendell Esq', in Presence of the Select men. 



At a Meeting of the Select men, Sept. 8 1786. 

Present 
Capt. Armitage 
Capt. Forsyth 
Capt. Eastwicke 
Capt. Lyman 
Mr. Claxke 



Selectmen's Minutes, 1736. 319 

Capt. Forsyth and Capt. Lj'man, Reporteil That they liad agreed 
with M^ John Foster to take Care of the North Mnrket house and 
the Scales and Weights thereto belonging, for the use of the 
Inhabitants, until Mareh next, agreeable to a Vote of the Select 
men, Entred the first Instant, At the Rate of Fifty Shillings 
p. Quarter. 

[367 •] Upon a motion made and Seconded Mr. Savoll was 
directed to Inform the Justices of the Peace within this Town, 
That it is the desire of the Select men, that they would give them 
a Meeting at the Town house to morrow in the atternoon, about 
Six O'clock, in order to agree upon and appoint a Ward at the 
Neck on the Lord's Days, 



[End of the Fourth Book of Selectmen's Becords. W.H.W.] 



INDBX OF NAMES. 



AdM^, ZB. U, lit, 1M, IT], 112, ITS, 1B2, 

iM>, mi, iia, ^T, 131, set, JU, 3U, 3M, 

»9, X«, IM, !Sa, 3S8. 
AddLDBton, 4. 
AddlKD, 1ST. 

AdUDHinl K, H. 



Anbls.lSI. 

AnebmatT, IW, Ml, «T. 
ATery, Iie,12t,U6, 
AffM, He Aln* 



I AIr«, % n. 

I Ayni, in. 
AUn, IM, ^. 
Alcock, B8, lie. 



«,309,3ftl. 

jiDu, I , M, «, ai, sft, so, 10, n i^«, ic 

lU, IM, IH, 301, Kl, in, U', S8t. 



a, 13, 31, U, SB, W, M m, leO, 



lAlllil,Sl, a»,21I. 
AlltD, HuAUen. 
All«, BiArJ, ISI. 

ButeiT, i3t, m, me, 

BMtnr, 126. 
BObop*, 188. 
Heuchnuiu, ITS. 
Piddra, IG. 
PmddTi,3M. 
PeiiHi, 1>, SO. 
BobtnuD'k (8. 
BUdlnir, S3, U, Ul. 

WUle'Sraad, 3k 
AUt, SataUdoD, IM, 

BalDl«lian.(S,l«I. 

WakiOeldi, m. 
AlllwD, 114. 
AJIum, ST. 
AJJwood. les. 
AtDbrou,Xi,23,S0,ai,U. 

Awpnai, ROTd, IM. 



1 Barbidoia, 343, 3*8. 
jBU'bidOH,4I,43, M. 
Buiwr, M, U, H, M, U3, Ml, » 



I Bunerd, IS, », 81, U, 48, 40, », tl, BO, TT, 



BwiiMabla, 110, 141. 
Burel, U, 86, Tl 
[Bimit,ei,«3 

' - — rtt, M, JL. 

in, 104. 

DBITlDk, no. 

BlITT, 83, S3. 

B>nell,3». 

Banar, 11, 114, IfiS, iST, 38S. 

BirtoD, 88, 181. 

Bwi>lck,300. 



ApplcloD, 183. 

Aplhorp. 80S. 80B. 

Arhntbnot, US. 

A>tnit,S3. 

Aimltan, 2ZT, 240, 30, 343, 348, 344, t 
US, 2IT. 248, 260, 381, 268. 264, 2SS, 1 
1T0,271,272, 2T3,2T»,n8, m, 280, 3 
284, 288, 2-9, 200, 201, 303. »3, 304, 3 
20S, WT, 298, 200, BOO, 801, SOI, 804, 8 
SOS, SOT, 3U8, 800, 810, 811, 813, 818, S 



A>bl«f, 26T,IST. 
AIUdi, 208, 2S8, 812. 



JHiunbee, 188. 
BUlenbT, 17 T, 
Baturr, marcb, 00, 101, 281. 

North, 2«, 252, 260, 2T8, 381. 
The Houth, 04, 104, US, 388, » 

'NDrlh,'40,'u, T^ 

Tbe Ooaih, 48, 71. 
Battnr, South, 8T, 40. 
Battiv, The, 181. 

North, 311. 

8oDlh, 1TB. 



Cut Documemt No. 77. 



iBDod, tse. SSI. 

er, 3i, is, 2M. 
iKfalOD, IB. 

lalcber, IT, 2T. 30, S3, AS, M, 4>. IS, EO, 

m, m, n», iu| ms, lai, mi,', sx, 

257, 2e». 
lelgber, I&2. 
LkLsp, 76, 110, 119, 126, ia§, 131, 136, 113, 



), IBS, 1S3, SUT. 210, 















61, 62, 6e, 67, B8, 69, «1, Bi, 83, 86, B8, AT, 
















150, 161, 152, IM, 155, IM. 15T, IK 




































289. 271, 272. 273, 271, 276, 278, 277 
2b0, l$ti, 2-3, 284, 286, 289, 290, 292 
291. 206, 300, 302, 303, 30o{ 311, 313 


■^t- 





( Bern, IT, 31. EO, IT, M, 137, SU, HO, 31T, 
! 481,212,213. 
I Bel7, 49, IBT. 



f Bethel, IM, 
f Beihell 127,^ 



BlsDel, U. 

BlQ, Ifl, 37, as, IS, ItT, 231, 218. 

BllllHD, 144, 156. 

Bll[la(s, IIT, 121, soft, 230, 21T, 297. 

Bllrlcs, 79. 

Bird, 242. ' 
BiBbop. 18T. 



Blune&anl, 218, 2t' 
Ulkb, 7. 

iSlln, 136, ITB. IB 
BllDD. 234. 
Bljn, 36. 
BlUb, 1,22,40, 13! 
t Blouol, 2. 

1 Biuim 161. 



! BoDldenon, 221. 
Bollui, 228. 
BolBlon, 105. 
Bomar, 166. 
Bond, 136, 1S8. 

BoDgiu'dcii,1.12S, II 
Bonaer, 126, 113, 1U 

I BooD, 27, TT, 211. 

jBocoUtSlS. 



BauUnun, 248. 

BowdolD, 90, 184, 213, 293, 801. 

Botrdrj, 232, 233. 



BuwiDiin, 211. e 



SoydcU, 



Bradford'. 12 


a.wa 


rx 


282,263. 


vr. 


















































fcii,"-*"'"' 



































Brewer, 15T, 222,277. 

IBrlaiiM16. 

I BrvBDl, 39, 10, 12, 13, 86, 183. 

Bridge, 86, 189. 190, 236, 258, 28T. 

Bridge, Drsw Tbe, II, 113. 

Ulll, 113, 144. 

OUren, 130, 260. 

Bwlni, 123, 133. 149, 19T, 206, >U. 

I Bridgc'liam, 61'. 

I Urldgbejii. 21, 39, 11, 66, Tl, 139, 1T4, 9t& 
Bridges, m. 
BridBeTowD.243. 
Bridglmm. aio BlIdgahUD. 
Bridgwuwr, W. 
Briera, 33. 

1 Briggs, 32, 51. 

) Brlgfc 85. 
Bii|<hln»D, 314. 
Brig., nee Briggi, 
B rimer, 167. 



Index of Names. 



323 



( BrintneU 149. 
) Brintnall, 66. 
Bri0ca,6. 
BriBco, 165. 
( Bristol, 06, 167. 
f Bri«toll,6,21,170. 
Bristow, 20 
Britain, North, 154. 
Britbune, 220. 
Britt, 220. 

Britten, 235. 

Britton, 42. 

Broklin, 167. 

Brookline, 57, 160. 

Bromfeild, 276,278. 

Bromfled, 216. 

Bromfield, 43, 68, 72, 102, 103 112, 116, 117, 
122, 123, 120, 141, 147,160, 162, 168, 215, 
216, 217, 221, 222, 230, 242, 243,245, 251, 
252, 253, 250, 266, 268, 272, 273, 277, 280, 

Bronsdon, 161. 
Bronswick, 57. 
Brookline, see Broklin. 
Brouse, 170. 

I Brown, 6, 7, 0, 10, 20, 32, 52, 56, 66, 67, 71, 
78, 84, 116, 117, 126, 127, 130, 141, 155, 
160, 164, 165, 178, 106, 211, 220, 227, 232, 
234, 275, 282, 288, 318. 
Browne, 180. 
Brownell, 258, 276. 
Brumfick, 106, 154. 
BruDton, 65. 
Brush, 211. 
Bryant, see Briant. 
'Bucanan, 105, 106. 
Bucauan, 151, 106, 220. 
Bucannon, 244. 
Buchanan, 33, 40. 
.Buckanan, 154. 
Bucber, 210. 
Buekanan, see Bucanan. 
Buckby, 165. 

Buckley, 53, 110, 261,266, 284. 
Bucknam, 110, 140. 
Budden, 166. 
Budding, 107. 
Bulflncb, 81, 174, 184. 
Bull, 128. 

The, 101. 
Bullard, 21. 
Bungarden, 128. 
Bunker, 103, 104, 200, 230, 287. 
Bunn, 15. 

Burbcen, see Berbean. 
Burges, 22, 26, 61, 188, 180, 108. 
S Burgone, 84. 

j Burgyone, 00. 130, 156, 198, 209, 284,^7, 287. 
Burgyone, see Burgone. 
Burgyones, 127. 
Burmooda, 31. 

i Bumel, 2, 10, 12, 13, 81, 267. 
} Bumell, 30, 34, 125. 
i Burrel. 204, 206, 260. 
i Burrell, 233. 
Hnrougbs, 162. 
Burying Ground, Old, 202. 

South, 262. 
Burying place. The New, 69. 

North, 20, 21, 24, 26, 26, 
83,34,44,45,40,60,67, 
80, 102, 103, 125, 126, 
143. 227, 241, 262, 276, 
278, 201, 203, 805. 
Old, 19, 28, 37, 39, 44, 61, 
66, 134, 241, 262, 282, 
202 
South, 11, 19, 61, 78, 80, 
81,95,103,110,120,124, 
126, 128, 134, 143, 144, 
146, 158, 150, 162, 168, 
164, 169, 172, 173, 184, 
189, 192, 104, 241, 262, 
282, 285, 286, 292, 300. 



Burying place, South, 169. 
Busby, 220, 287, 205. 
( Bushel, 54, 56, 70, 133. 
J Bushell, 133,200. 
Buston, 93. 
Bntler, 12, 116, 166, 188, 909, 220, 221, 

276. 
Butt, 48. 

Buttolph. 17, 185, 187. 
Byfield, 147, 155, 168, 109, 182, 185. 
Byles, 276. 

Calder, 208. 
Calef, 9, 140, 284. 

( Calender, 134. 

I Callender, 28. 
Calf, 84. 
Call, 66. 
Callender, see Calender. 

iCambal, 123. 
Camball,122. 
Cambell, 63. 
Camber, 153. 
1 Cambridg, 93. 
} Cambridge, 46, 72, 196, 222, 224, 277. 

tCampbalT, 140. 
Campbel, 147. 
Campbell, 108. 
Campenell, 154. 
Canada, 317, 818. 
Candish, 88, 40. 
Canso, 154. 
1 Capan, 120. 
} Capen, 317. 
Cai>e Anne, 41, 44, 46. 

Cod, 154, 200. 
Capron, 127, 128, 166, 107, 209, 220. 
Cariile, 107. 
Carolhia, 6, 20, 260. 

North, 126, 167, 291, 296, 29T. 
South, 52, 57, 310. 
( Carey, 70. 

} Cary, 20, 96, 107, 123, 129, 141. 
Carter, 101. 
Cary, see Carey. 
Carver, 6, 22, 2&, 89. 
Casco, 62, 7$1, 101. 
Casno, 103, 220, 207. 
Castle William, 102. 
Caswell, 167. 
Cawdry, 85. 
Chadder, 38. 

(Chamberlain, 9, 153. 
Cbamberlin, 117, 182. 
Chamberlyn, 82, 40. 
Chambers, 130, 262, 282, 803, 810. 
Champion, 204. 
Cbampney, 177. 

Chandler, 06, 286. 294, 812, 818, 817. 
Chapcn, 113. 
rCbarlestown, 12, 16, 81, 82, 62, 66, 68, 77, 

126, 2U0, 229, 243, 260. 
< Charistown, 03, 101, 110, 127, 128, 149, 160, 
151. 
Charlstow, 37. 
Charlston, 224. 

Charistown, see Charlestown. 
Charlstow, see Charlestown. 
Charnock, 2, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20,21,23,26, 

26, 28, 33, 36, 46, 47, 53, 256. 
Chapman, 64. 
Chauncy, 264, 302. 

Checkley, 4, 86, 43, 72, 102, 106, 112, 
118, 122, 129, 131, 134, 141, 147, 166, 
165, 168, 202, 228, 239, 250, 264, 290, 
202. 
Cheeney, 11. 

(Cheever, 26, H, 78, 221, 222, 224, 26^ 
{ 261. 

( Chever, 82, 150, 182, 215, 216, 217. 
Child, 100, 253. 
Christopher, 29, 197. 
( Chub. 54. 
f Chubb, 118, 116, 127. 



Cnr DooDMEiTT No. 77. 



ObDnh Qnn, ISO. 

H<irth, 311, £U. 
The Old, ITl, SIB. 



isa, IH, an, im, am, xw, am, im, 22t, 

IW, K6, Ua, 241. MS, 346, MT, 3M, 2M, 
S»3, 104, aM, 310, 313, 31g. 
larke, 122, 123, 2>t6, SiS, EM, »0. S91, m. 



ClaitoD. M, W. 



(Clem 



ClHby, IST. 
CLewlf , 220, 234. 
Clia, SO. fit. 
CUnlon, 200. 
Clongb, 11, 20,31,. 



Ill, 118, 193, Iffi, 
Cook', Sli 14S, IBS. 



C(dl, B3. 
Cold Bpriog:, 
Cole, tiS, llfi, 



111, 209, 220, IBS. IS4, au, »T, 



ColUsoa, 7T, 138, 

r Colli jn, 2M, 21 

272. 2T3, 27 



19,200,266, !«8,2T0,2T1. 



Ool«n, 
oltonTH 


05.1J5 


IM, 


SOI 

260 


^,m»i.i«. 


Common. The, 100 
238. 2SB, 291, 20 


r 


28S' 
S, M 


ISO 

2W 

•,s 


BJ, IIB. 



iCondcj, T8. 

} Coddy, IM, 17fl, 20!, t68, JSfc 



4. 103, ISO, 1S4. 
Conner, 224. 



e. SB, SI, M, ST, Tl, TB, 
I It, IV, ta, m, 103, 104, 1L2, IIB, 141, 

i 182. 
Cooke, W, 141, l«3, 1S2, Itl, 202, 248, tel, 
I 278. 
CDokun, TB, 120, 241, 34S. 

Cooper,' 1B3, 1:0, 230, 232, 2TB. 

Copp,S.M 

CopputI, 2 



lcomUli,22,2T,BS, 3S, 40, 41, 5B, TI, M,tt, 
1 B«, BB, M, 100, lis, lie. 131, 139,170, 
I 17T,1tlT, 138,107,193,220,223, 244,347, 



CotI1ng.2U9,!ia. 
CountT of Suftotke. B, 22. 20, B2. 

Suffljlk, 41, 91. 97. 9S. 121, m. 



190. IBB, 203, 207, 2 



CoDrt, Ooni, BB, SB, IBB. 
Qlbbln'i, aUB. 

Hun, OB*, 18T. 



( Oowel, 2M, 285. 

IConetl. II7,232,2BT. 
Cowea, 193. 
Cfsdock, 142. 



Crawford, He CranfOrd. 
[ Creiw, 41. 
I Creeie, 46, 98, 1fi2, 100, IBS, lU. 

I Creek MlU,'l7S, 19B. 

Crwk' Tbe, 132, 222, 2TI, 2TI. 
Creek, Spnieo. 112. 

Creea, leeOiite. 



Crockford, 2SB. 



BS.Bl. 07,00,72, 
,'lB2,'lB4,' 20t| 



Cutler, 14, IB, 2T, lOB, IM, 1 
Cnu, 188, 107, 208. 
Orre,230. 



Duiel, 21, 113,124.130. 

Durblei, S4. 

Dsrb;, 124, 144, 184, 231. 



Indeix of Names. 



iDanu 



!, UT, t 



|Dkviiw,23. 
DbtK A3. W, IIT, lU, m, 333, 933, S3 

1 2M, au, MO, 3S1, 3U, na, aoi, SO 

> si», SIS. 

ItavlKU, 198, £10, 231, SSt, sm. 
T)sw(a, W, IBT, 200. 



Day, 31,' 44, ^ 



J Derini. i, ISB. 

Dwrao, 131. 
I Delawir, St. 

^iMtowar.ioT. 

( Dement H, 340. 
JDHUerrifik. 133. 
DMierlique, ^11. 
DemBTTlSc, ■-» Dsmarloki 

( Damcrrr, 8 J. 

I Detnnrf, 1T2, 333. 

( Dhnerrr, (I. 

) Dsmloff. 08, 184. 

J Demmbg, 09, 134. 
D«nah, 13. 



DtcfenuD, 03. 

tDIke,U.llI,128,lM,10 

J Dyke, 210. 
Dlmcrry, we Damtny. 
DimDol, IS. 



1,»(>,UI,IM,UT,3W, 



Dodge, *5, 70, 00, 138, 110, IW, 18T. 
Doks. ■« Doack. 

iDoltKir, lao. 1M,IH. 
Dolbeire, 183. 

Doll>eair>,'l40.' 
Dolbler, me Dolbeir. 
j Done, IM. 

Dorbyl 28«. 



t Tiatchfita, W.W,U, U1, 223, US, 313, 

lPom;l,g4,"lOS, 

! UotTllI, 1. 

j DoiibJediy, 137. 

fDoUBlua, '9. 
) Douglli, 20. 

IduJL, (87,'ibMW. 

il)aw«,'lS8, W.3ST. 
)»i-, 311, 31S. 

DowgiH, ueDouslu. 

iDawo, ia&, 218. 
DovDe, 206, 21e, 3IT, 221, 321, 324, 343, MI, 
343, 347, 243, 3Ai, 358, 3M, 2M, M«, 3U, 
3T2, 3T3, 219, 277,178, 280, 284. 
Dowu, 69,'iai,']«9, 184, 30*. 
iwni, ■ee Dome*. 

Doyle, 'l88. 
Dnper, 1, ISS. 
Drinker, 108, tlS. 
Driikel, M. U, 
Drocmum, U. 
Dram, 88. 
Duddlu. 314. 

Dudley. 4S, 97, u, 88, 71, lit, M. 

Dagliw, He DougUu. 

DnnuR«, 241, 200, 202, 3«, UC, 102, US, 

Dnaiaer, 108. 

DniAv, 131. 

jDuaeon) 231. 

Daoltip, £«S, Ml. 

Dulop, 307, 112, 311. 

Dupee, 97, 71, 89, 104, Hi, 140, IM, 3M, 110. 

238. 
Dunnt, B.M, 10, 44, 70, 121, 113, U8, 178, Hi, 

t Dnrel, 88. 

i DamL, 81. 
Curge^lSO. 

DDThmH, 140, 318, »», WL 
Darrell, He Duel. 
Dutch, 220. 314. 

Do veil'. 121. 
DwiKtat 38. 287. 

(Dyer, 111. 
Dyer, 88, 70, IM, IK, iai, ICC, IW, lOB, 38L 
Dyre, 310, 317. 

Dyk^ue Dike. 
Dymu, 1^01. 

< Bidei, 280. 

1 Earl,'80. ' 

I Barle, lis, 338, 280, SIS. 

a>>thiiiii,'ing. 

rBiMvlck, 228,388, 280, 201, 202, 303, 2M, 
J W9, 208, 207, 208, 300, 800, 101. 802, 304, 

I EMlwlcke, '200, 204,302,308,807,308,800, 
t 310,311,313,81^119,118,818. 

Eddy,'lS2.'w«.* 

iEdmoadhUl. 

) Bdmunda, 77, T8. 
Sdawonh, 110, 128. 
Bdwird, 103. 

Edwaidi. II, M, OS, I3^ ITS, 111 iU, ML. 
XdWM*. 21. 



326 



City Document No. 77. 



Ela, 99. 139, 212, 287, 814. 
Sldridge. 72. 

; EUot, 113, 128, 128, 229, 294. 

j Elliot. 93. 
Elitap, 200. 
Elithrop, 38. 
EUard, 312. 
Elliot see Eliot. 
Ellis, 232. 
EltoQ, 13. 

iEmmans, 93, 99, 118, 164, 199. 
Emmons, 93, 286, 808, 814. 
Emoos, 6, 7, 21. 
( Emmes, 135. 
I Emms, 49. 

Emmous, see Emmans. 
Emoos, see Emmans. 
Endicot, 94, 193, 194. 
England, 5, 9, 10, 11, 20» 24, 29, 80, 82, 88, 88, 

72, 810. 
Englisb, 99, 140. 
Enstone, 8. 
Epps, 117. 
Essix, 56. 
Estabrooke, 198. 
Eastas, 70. 
Eustice, 21. 
' EustU, 56, 192, 228. 
EustQS, 99, 188, 19d. 

S Evans, 255. 
Evens, 134, 229. 
Evins, 106, 107. 
S Everil, 248. 
.^Everill,264,209, 2»8. 
Everton, 6, 21, 55, 98. 
Eves, 20, 29, 30, 32. 
Evins, see Evans. 
Ewen, 177. 
Exeter, 105. 

Fairfield, 265. 

{ Fairwether, 19, 48, 169, 185. 

} Fayerweather, 266^ 284. 
Faneuil, 128. 
Fantel, 232. 

iFamJiam, 85* 
Farnum, 13, 16, 26, 80, 81, 126, 165, 176, 178. 
182, 188, 190, 197, 209, 220, 261. 
Famsy, 104. 
Famom, see Famham. 
Farris, 167. 

Fayerweatber, see Fairwether. 
Fenno. 1. 89» 40, 41, 55, 70, 120, 288. 
Ferry, The, 115, 127, 234. 

Charlsto^vn, 8f . 
Winisimmit, 94. 
Winnesimet, 192. 
Winnlsimet, 275. 
Fenst. 168. 
Feverary, 1,91. 
\ Feveryear, 1, 140, 299. 
t Feveryeare, 211. 
Fife, 36. 

Finch, 1, 54, 55, 71, 158. 
Fisher, 64, 66, 101. ^ 

Fiskes 139 

Fitch, 2, 19*, 24, 48, 74, 108, 112, 123, 184, 149, 
176,202,215,216,217,221,222, 241, 242, 
249. 
Flue. 234. 
Flack 22. 
Flagg' 5, 9, 45, 52, 78, 76, 128, 232, 256, 257, 

'261. 
Flats, The, 249. 
\ Fleming, 155, 197, 287. 
)Flemming, 117, 127. 
Fletcher, 163, 188. 
Flint, 187. 

Flood, 25, 87, 99, 188, 233, 255. 
Flc»yd, 17. 36, 50, 54, 66, 111, 182, 197. 198, 215, 

216, 2r, 254,272, 278. 
Folker, 165. 
Follet, 15<. 
Folton. 3?. 



I 



Foot. 126. 
Ford, 117. 
Forland, 89. 
Foreland, 284, 258, 288. 
Foresith, 174. 

Forsyth, 250, 251, 258, 264, 250, 266, 268, 
270, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 278, 280, 281, 
2S4, 286, 288, 289, 292, 294, 296, 298, 299, 
800, 301, 302, 304, 305, 806, 807, 308, 809, 
310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 817, 818, 819. 
Forester, 126, 182. 
Forgeson, 101. 

Foster, 136, 234, 240, 256, 269, 801, 819. 
Fostike, 79. 

Foxcroft, 153, 176, 241, 275. 
Foy, 48, 80, 105, 184. 
Fragg Land, 175. 
( Frances, 263. 
I Francis, 19, 247. 

fFranckline, 252, 257. 
Franklin, 1, 108, 127, 152, 160, 161, 164. 
Frankling, i3, 68. 
Frazier, 115, 296. 
Fredrick, 220. 
Freeman, 18, 21, 52, 61, 65. 
Friend, 83. 
( Frizel, 110. 
j Frizzel, 20, 246. 
Frizzet, 5. 
Fryland, 200. 
Fallerton, 162, 167, 180. 
FuUhigton, 199. 
Furt, 164. 

Gahonrel, 258. 

Gage, 171. 

Gale, 86, 225. 

Gallop, 52. 

Galpine, 47, 48, 49, 62. 

Gambarto. 70. 

Gamberto, 114, 139, 154, 270. 

Gand, 66, 68. 

(Gardener, 77, 79. 
Gardiner, 159. 
Gardner, 182, 236. 
Gamar, 186, 
Gatoom, 185. 
Gate, 61. 
Gatts, 217. 
Gand, 61. 
Geary, 66. 
Geball, 6. 
Gedery, 107. 

Gee, 2, 20. 25, 80, 48, 70, 94, 105, 116, 184,15b» 
165, 176, 187, 212, 241, 279. 
; Geir, 63. 
Genene, 184. 
George, 11, 23, 139. 
Gerrish, 2:}9, 253, 258, 268, 299. 
Gibb, 71, 285. 

I Gibbins, 3, 38, 55. 60. 

} Gibbons, 143, 184. 
Gibbon, 134. 171.206. 
Gibbons, see Gibbins. 
Gibba, 1,226, 239, 240, 243, 256, 284. 
Gibson, 258. 
Gifford, 29. 
Gilbert, 55, 139, 158. 

S Giles. 94, 99, 152, 220. 

) Gyles, 51, 187, 192. 
Gill, 28, 55, 95, 184. 
Gillaro, 312. 
Gillcrest, 104. 
Gillen, 297. 
Qillins, 122. 
Glascow, 182. 
Glazier, 169. 
Glidden, 260, 278. 
Glin, 52. 
Godfrey, 1. 

{ Goff, 236. 

i Goffe, 284. 
Gold, 84, 107, 136, 305. 
Goldthwait, 15, 18, 117, 121, 246; 247, 



IsDKX OF Names. 



Ouudiich, loa. 
I Ooodvell, IM. 
i OoodwiU. U, Ml, £il, SOS. H 



1, et, iM, 233, sas. 



Goodwin,!, 47, M,ai 
Gord, ibl. 
GoDcb.'KsOoooli. 

OOWBII, 3. 

Onrtan. 11. 

Oralaerr. The, IM, lis, 149, IM, 2M. 

iUmlogfr, -an, 'J4S, ug, 2is. 
nuarv, Tbe, a! 13, SO, 19, 02, 210, 211. 
Nnnh, 47, H4,2T>. 
Bouih, 17, 
Townei, U. 
GTBDery, The, It. 
Omnger, nee Gnlnger. 
G»Dt,tM2>,172. 
GravH. 214. 
I Orar. Al . T7, ;8, 170, 203, (M. 

Uht, SS. M,SS.M.I»T, 11. 
Oraybun, ei. 111. 
GTMt Briuiu, 213, £93, !!>3. 

llrlmloe, 1»2. 
QmtBrluaia.m.M. 
BrUuino, a.ttS. 

Oreni. 12, 33, A, do'. W, 79, 79, 85, n, BI, B2, 
«g, IlW, 1112, 103, 110, 112, IIS, 120. 122. 
123,120, 131,130, HI, m, 1*7, 110,161, 
163,141, 16S, ISO, IM, IM, 188, 183, m, 
ISZ, I8S, lU, 'lai. SIZ, 2U, IM, 201, 203, 
27D, 231, 293, 292. 

Oreeubtll, iTI. 

f areenleBr,X'24, 223, 123, 238, 2M, IM. 
I Oreeulief, 144. 

1 Oreenllefe, SI, 10, IB. 140, 187. 

Qreenwood'. 2. 18, IT, IS, 20,29, 28, 23,33, 40, 

48, 10, 102, 134, 133, 200, 284. 
Gntvei, 201. 
a«r, KB any. 
Oilco, 311. 

Gridlw, 170, 2*3,287. 
OrltTelli, 298. 

GrlEBi. 13, ao, 130, 101, 220. 
Grima, OS. 
Grouard, 260. 



Oruiller, 287. 311. 

lOulnop,31. 
} Qwlnap. 6, 06. 



i OaUrldge, 31, 10. 
Qutttidge, mee Ontarldge. 



Hmggwd, 134. 

B^as, 133. 
HMc, 210. 



Hale)', 233, 280. 318. 

UaII. 27, 33, 61. 63, 70, TO, 104, no, 113, 
128, 13:!, 1T7, 231, 212, 108, 2T6, 1»4, 



i HtUoweU, 278. 



lUly^'urun, 26T, 2TT, 2SS, 311. 
HuDbleloa 61, 101, 133, 231. 

HBinUldu, 101,311. 
HwdUd, 3. 
Haniiet, 110. 
UainptoD, 221, 228. 



Hatdcutle, 1B3, KS. 
Harding. 12~ 
Hue.^81 



Harding. 121. 
Hare.^84. 
Barlgon, 36, 11T. 



1 Hands, 31, M, 110, 133, 131, 184, 20^ 241, 
(.HarrlH.U. 

t Hartford. 21,23. 23, 34, ST. 

t Hartfort, 10. 
Hurtlev, 232. 
Uarier, 103, 314. 



O, 216, 318, St7, S44, 234, 3T^ 



Ilaugta, 2. 
Hauk«, 71 



iHauluwortb, 0, T, 22, 23, 34, 3D, 11, U. 
Bawkoworlh. 88. 
Uswkiworth, T,ll. 



laward, 78. 
lawden. 233. 
I Hankeaworth, eee Hmkavorth. 



Hailcy, 111. 
IHeatoD,30. 



9, lit, IS 



( Henley, 202. 

JBenly, I31,22T,202. 
Heuhaw, 81, IBl, 1»3, 29T. 
Recclibone, 72. 

f fieDKbefl, 394 

lHew».32,3T,:»8.27». 
I Uughea. 118, 139. 267, 293. 
mblnx. 220. 
Hlcl«,227. 

Hlshway, The, 3, 13. 18, », 14, 26, 33, 
61, 103. 126, 222, 223, 250, 2T0, 278, 
27T. 297. 
Hill, II, 01, 88, TO. 37, 111, m. ISO. 102, 104, 
176, I'S, Z14, 213. m, 131, 218, ^OU, S78, 
2S3.287,2aa,3M. 3U1. 



Cnr DoouKEKT No. 77. 



4,UT,U0,Ug.]»T,U«. 



OiUlain, U. 
Qieen, 1*4. 

Bdov, 30,83, 390. 



i Helbr 
Jnoolb 



«, &S.10S,ll«kUl,lUk 



Hooker, ITS. 
HcwUwookief 
Hope, 314. 



Borndeih TS. 
oepltal, ProTJna, 



Alma. ]3Y, 134, 2n, 273, ZIS, 3H, Kt, 
Brick Ueeling. U, M, 180. 

Coort, m.2os, aoT, ais, 230, 2&1, an. 

Crown Coflly, 1«9,»7. 

Onn, 14T, I4S, «&l,Mt. 
of CorrecUoD, TS, 
TboNenNonh, lis. 

Ksw ITortb MHtlng, 111, 113, 

NonliUarket, SIB, SID. 
Bouth Ueetlng, 130, 1T«. 
Hoiib UHting, 112, 233, Ul. 3W. 
Old Bull, 304. 
Old UeetlDS, ZI1. 
Old Nonb Moetlng, US, 130, 222. 
Booth UntUag, IIS. 
Mt,7«,30R. 

Baalh UnrkM. 8 



4». W. 
12S, lliB 

148; iw 

its; 174 




, », 63,72,1(3,89, 
108, 110, 113, l£t, 
m', 1S5; 13?; 141! 
lis, 145, 158, 16B, 
188, 170. ITI, 17i, 

i8o; 181, 183; ifli; 


204, iOi 
218, il» 


223 


ito9;sii;2i3; nt. 

^ Sa ^' ^" 


S:S! 


S 


254, 2S5, X&8, Z59, 
2W. 271. S78 JIB 



332, 283, 28B, 300, 



HooM, VTMch, Cbuiben'i, ZTfi. 
Honh, 108, 248. 
Old Korib, 113, 3SL 

Worke, t, 18. ' 

How,2e,'81,'21^2SI. 
Howud, 21, 33, 2», a, UT, 22>, 28S. 
I Bowel. 124, 3U. 



( Hubert, ISl. 
BudWD, 141, 188. 
Hoffhen, lee Haoghss, 
HnU, 10, 114. 
Humble, 197, 209. 
BODipbriH, lOT. 



M, IM, IW, 178, 182, lU, 



ItO, SU, 288, 231. 

Bord, 238,' 258. 

Hunt, 288, sil. 
HDik, 2W. 



nlcbliuon, 4, IT, 40, 4S. tS, 80, Si, T2, », 
100, 108, 112, 117, 118, 133, 1S4, 142, 143. 
141, IM, 150, 107, 185, 168, IM, 170, 182. 
Ui. 198, 202, an, 22i, 2SS, 3M, 380, 284, 
301, 810, Sll. 



inierwD. 112. 117. 

Ingrahwn, 80, TO, U, 104, 130, 185, KB. 

iDHdo, 138. 

IreJud, 4, 29, 42, 48, 52, 87, 01, 04, TO, II 
,o, ... ... 200, 202, 208. 27J, 310, S: 



312, B 



Irian 



, SIB. 



iHland, Bird, 82. 
Uuid, Culle, 80. 

Deer, 48, 144,148,221, agi. 




Noddlei, 285. 
Nodle.. 181. 

Bpeclable', eT,'e8. 


2*3, 


SS'''"'^"'''*''"''*^ 




JuklBT, 1. 

■■«^r',„5' ^ "^ ^«!. '"t "«• 


IM, 



209, 2S2, 250, 25i, 207, 'Utt 



Jiekiou. 140. 



Jjanx or Nubs. 



J(ttla^ai.Ha.M1,•a. m 9H, MT, MS, 

aso. »a,ti4.im.tm, m, ns, ir4, m, 
KS, 2M, m, »4. ns, »>■ »o,ni, tBi, 
an, »*. m. »&»•. m. Ml, XB. 904, 
3u, 300, )0T, MS, *», nil tu, tu, lu, 

sii,aL«,>iT. 

Jeklei, •eoJakdl. 
JAjU,KeJitkta. 
JcomlMD, 1U| IS7. 

j JeokLu. n, TJ, 100, IIT, VK. 

Jeaoer, lio. 1«, 190, ML 

J«V m, 63. 

JepKD, Ifi, 231. 

Jemy. 120. 

JohDaon, », 101, lU, UT, Itt, US, IM, «». 

iJobDDTU, lis. 
Jobonnet, 320. 
Joboaaiii. Ill, MB. 
Joltv, 2B7. 

joDo, T, 21. 21, St. 31, n, n n, UT, uoi UT, 



KMLrir. 110. 
Kei>U,lM. 

KMU[it,4. 
KeeDrM,M. 
KelllDcXa. 
Maaoa,ta. 

Keiir.sn. 

KebUl,UO. 
K«DDid;, 381. 

R«iufeV,38. 

Kant, «, W, W, 333,3(1, 2 

Kenl«i,23t. 

I Eeyi, 243 
Kidder, 32 
tKllborn, 

ism 

Kllbf, 



3a),36T,MT. 

t Kllborn, M. 
I KlUbora, IIS. 



living, IB . 
Kyllyng, 187. 



I KLlfvl 
(Kylly 



„ 2, aOB,I»T,I8*. 

lupg Road, BOS. 
Klngttoii, 2S1. 



g, 2S3, SSI, 380, MT, SIT. MS, 381, 



Lablond, TO. 

lukej, 25S, MS. 

Lunb, 8, es, lis, 133, 183, M 



J Lukener, 231. 



■ B«cr, 3,39, 1H,1M. 



CowOikH. 
CkBb,M. 
Cnbk,T«. 
^oadnd,ia. 

rn>c,Ka,»3.n 



JsUelb, II*. 

Lnmu, ». 1ST, SBT. 

L«nnu*,SO0. 

LflnilU, St. UT. 

Lou. T*. S^ M, ST, M, ISO, 111, Ul, 

IBS, IM, 30*, 330, IH, SIO. Sll. 
Lon, lU, »r. 
Uacknl. lOMlT, IS*. IST, 3U, «L 



Ibuih^U, H, 314. 
PDddu,11T. 

PiddlDi. MS, SU. 
PQdlat, 111. 
Ridulacd'i, 3tT. 

Bit^l^'*, IIS, Its, tM, m. Ml, *eL 

Balt.lSS. 

ShrimptOH. ITS, UT, US, 31S, lU. 

ehrinntoDt, IIT. 

SpriiiE.Sl, »S,I«I. 

evtnf Bridis. ISS, ITS, ITT. 

Tvwen, TO, Ul. 

WllBiu,lT. 

WiD(>, 3. 31. 4T, IHi ISS, US, Ut, MIt 



Lu^oi, 3S, 4*, BS, 80, 137. 131, US, m, 

I.uit:liMtl«, lOt. 
Lualer, M. 
LwikeMer, MwLi 

J laiilbm, 311. 

LinUB, TS, IT*. 



]!;mu(bUn, 81, 89, M. 
LniHoa, U, 134. 

iLiTler, 300, aO. 
L«wlot, M7. 
iwaon, 181, 333, MS, MS. 

La]'don,110. 

Leadboiwr, at. 111, 137, 181. 
LHlluwlud, 171. 
LeoHler, 08. 

j L» Cna, 361. 

} LsoiHi, 3*7. 
£m,3,2S,34,S1,44.S1, *S, OS, 80, IH, lU, 

ISI, UT, US, 103, 3M, 330, 341, MO. 
La«d],31U. 
L< Fluia, SIS. 

»,»;"■"'• 

1>nln»B,1IO,U*,1MI. 
Lnnont, 110. 
Lnd.li. 



•wSr SI, », 1U, m 133, US, m, m, 1)4, 

141,148, J4TtlSS, Im, UT, IM, ITS, tit, 
114, ISS, 10S, m, 3*^ 3ST, Hit, Ut. 



Cnr DoccMENT No. 77. 



I Unie, IIS. 

lutlr.Stn.SM. 
Llllo. U. 
LiDch, It. 

LIndall, GS. 

ruoD.UT. 
lLjTi,iT,»,SB,«,n,m. 

1 L;nn, T1, IB. UI, UO, Ul, IB 



Uibodf . 154. 



JJtborn, IBI. 
I.iahe, 193. 



i Llvertnoie, IK. 



isB.'ld, ]«, IBS, 'iM,' 17 1,' m. 



iiODrloL Ke Loilag. 
LOTBll, 218, ai». 
I.OTerldge. IS. 



1, lU, SSI, 334, su, ufl, aei. 



Lovd, 1, e,l»,20,Sl. 
Lobbocb. 183. 
(Luce, 163,111,341. 

LncUab* 139. 
Ludgalr, 384. 
LumidBle. Tl. 
Lnmadel, 84. 
fLulbvich, 1W,3B<. 



Uuklod, IIS. 
Mocbnuur. 101. 
( Uncqaidy, 34. 



UBLbrougbed, The, T3. 
UBrlboroua Head, Tbo, BS. 
rMsJdcD, 17, B7, 101, 111, IM, IBl, IBT, IM; 



,S8,St,ltO,141,lU,lH. 



Maquldd^i 

i Unrb'jehoad, 31, 1 

) iturbiebra, T3. 
Uarcb. Rdiddt, U. 
Maiick, 32t. 

f Unrion, 3. 4, ft, II. 19, 38, 3ft, 8T, 41 , 48, 44, 

' 81, 88, II, 73, TS, 74, 75, 



147, am, 3W. 
Uarrlon, 15, 18, 37, 88, 84. 
I M«70D, S4. 
llujarv, 184. 

Uirkst, Corn, S8, TO, 84, IBS, t«e, IT 

Fi<h,8,»l, 187. 

Tbe Dock, 387. 

Tbe Xorlb, 363 383, 818. 
Bonib, 818. 
UmrkB, 2'- 



UuTlnei 



ret, 308. 



8,19S. 



e;, 105, 18T, ua, 344, iftt, an, 

9, 370, 37!. 316, 3J^ 

- •- "- " -8, 071 84, Ul, 144, 



8, 38T, BIl. 

8, 3S0, 201, 232, 383, 2el, 



15D, 193, 1B3, 31T. 
Bait, 150. 
Ttas, 88, 110, 115. 
Towns, 9, 133. 
I Uarten, 384. 
I MsrtlD. 78, 218. 

Uirllai Vlaevni^, los, 336. 



Lyon, lee Lliia. 
l.fOD, 57. 
LjoD*, lot. 

Mnecanla, ST. 

( Mauartf , 1, 10, U, MB, 310. 
I UscHTte, 131, 1». 
( Meeany, 110. 



UaocaullHb, 67. 
( UocdiDloJ, 47. 
I Uacfcduilel, 114, US, SOS, 3M. 



Uanen, 10, lOT, 184, 28T. 
Hitber, 87, 130, 1S3, 384. 
Uubeva, !0, ^08. 



Unr, », 187, 330. 
I Uaytr, 199. 



Moyo, 88. 
McColcr. 268. 
UcBuen, 361. 
UcKcal,I43. 



Index of Names. 



881 



) Meadford, 11. 

} Medford, 127, 280. 

( Meares, 155, 166. 

I Mecn, 20, 24, 26, 78, 118. 
Mecarte, see Maccarty. 
Mccarty, see Maccarty. 
Mecload, aee Macclond. 
Medford, fee Meadford. 
Bleers, see Mearea. 
MeUecan, 106. 
Mellekios, 175. 

iMelliken, 165, 175. 
Millikcii,252,2d7, 314. 
Millikin, 155, 284. 
Melvill, 166, 198. 
i Meiven, 23, 24, 25. 
} Melvin, 39, 70, 85, 86. 
Mendon, 110. 

iMonzies, 99. 
Menzes, 9, 2S, 54. 
Minzies, 84, 116, 127, 180. 
Mcriam, 78. 
t Merit, 221. 
} Mcrrett, 233, 285. 
Merryman, 171. 
4 Messenger, 38, 89, 40, 189. 
f Messinger, 127. 
Messon, 234. 
Middlecut, 55. 

4 Miers, 220, 257. 
f Myers, 220. 

Miles, 47. 
Milk, 314. 
Mill, 291. 
Mm, The, 814. 
North, 246. 

5 Millar, 6, 8, 50, 71, 77. 

i Miller, 57, 70, 93, 106, 127, 154, 107, 249. 
Millikcn, sec Melliken. 
MilhkiQ, see Melliken. 

Mills, 100, 134, 153, 163, 176, 202, 218,226,240. 
Mills, 'i'hc North, 279. 
Mill Stream, The, 182. 
Millward, 199. 
Milton, 6, H, 15, 26, 57. 

( Minoi, 112, 123, 129, 131, 134, 141, 144, 147, 

{ 168,203,224,277,818. 

( Minott, 92,93, 115, 117, 118, 122, 222. 

fMinots Tea, 177. 
Minots, Tee, 188. 
Minot, Tee, 166, 235. 
Minott, see Minot. 

( Minsy, 106. 

f Minzy, 6. 
Iklinzes, see Menzies. 
Minzies, see Menzies. 
Minzy, see Minsy. 
Misconges, 93. 

Alistick, 46. 

{ Mitchel, 64, 166. 

/ Mitchell, 72, 197. 
Mizc8, 57, 70. 
Moale, 155, 167, 177. 

J Mobcrly, 139, 166, 167, 177,187, 214. 

} Mobberly, 179. 
Mondon, 188, 197. 
Monk, 1,30. 
M ntc Real, 317. 
Moore, 106, 314. 

{ More, 40, 62, 68. 

} Mower, 78. 

i Morgan, 287, 312. 

I Morgcn, 232. 
Morris, 296. • 
Morrison, 63. 
Morscmcr, 68. 
Mors, 1; 
Morton, 198. 
Monl Ilcad, 08. 

Mouli!!, 243, 244, 246, 253, 2(2, 282, 296. 
Mount, 244. 

( Mounteer, 55. 

( Mountier, 6, 23. 
Moimtfort,44,108. 



Mountier, see Mounteer. 
Mount Joy, 54, 70, 09. 
Mousill, 126. 
Mower, see More. 
Mudd, 198. 
Mullgan, 22. 
Mullin, 93. 
4 Mullings, 113, 175. 
I MuUins, 32, 105. 
Murton, 257. 
Myers, see Mien. 

N , 61, 

Nantasket, 280. 

Nantes, 280. 

Naremore, 78. 

Nazro, 178, 257. 

Neal, 126, 261, 287, 312. 

Neck, Boston, 92, 132, 164, 233, 284, 277, 286, 

297, 303. 
The, 43, 79. 80, 02, 102, 115, 118, 184* 

139, 141, 161, 168, 171, 223, 274« 

299, 319. 
Negus, 284. 
NeTsoQ, 63, 101. 
Nerremars, 78. 
4 Nesbet, 228. 
[Nesbit, 240, 288. 
Nevell, 197. 
Newbery, 61, 37, 103. 
Newcastle, 308, 310, 835 
4 Newel, 61, 232, 261. 
^ Newell, 61, 257. 
New England, 92, 167, 200. 
4 Newfondland, 13. 

I Newfoundland, 11, 18, 14, 16, 82, 64, Ifl. 
Newhall, 77. 
4 New Hampsheir, 106. 
( Hampshire, 66, 107, 28C. 

London, 154, 159. 
Newman, 140, 154. 
4 Newton, 4, 177, 188, 107, 209. 
i^Newtown, 6, 168. 

New York, 6, 18, 32, 69, 107, 110, 120, 126, 
127, 128, 134, 136, 153, 154, 124, 167, 168, 
226, 229, 297, 298, 817. 
( NlchalHon, 220. 
I Nicholson, 234, 288, 289, 814. 
Nichols, 104, 134, 151, 196. 
Nicholson, see Nichalson. 
Nisbct, 258. 
Noble, 116. 
Norman, J 66, 176. 
Norris, S3. 
North, 21, 39, 40. 
Norwood, 188, 314. 
4 Nowel, 16. 61. 
f Nowell, 232. 
( Noyce, 80, 231. 

{ Noyes, 36, bO, 66, «8, 61, 67, 60, 72, 78, 74, 
f 75, 77, 79, 184. 
Nncomb, 180. 
Nugel, 167. 
Nutaeld, 122. 

Oakes, 187, 197. 
Odel, 180. 
Odcll, 33, 162. 
Odlln, 87, 155, 166, 177, 210. 
Odiing, 3d, 39, 55, 72. 
Ukes 2. 

Oliver, 4, 18, 43, 50, 64, 55, 85, 80 09, 102, 108, 
115, 118, 122, 123, 129, 149, :\t 100, 20^, 
20.'), 209, 215, 216, 217, 248, Jii 268, 9fQ, 
272,273,275,276. 
Olten. 90. 
4 Oralnge, 116, 127 
I Orange, 9, 25, 23« 
Ornc, 99. 
Osborn, 32, 202. 
Otis, 13. 
Oxenton, 167. 
Oznard, 26L 
Pack, 233. 



ClTT POOUMENI No. 77. 



Puknett, ]1I,17I,St«,StI. 

Pnldpck, Ml, !W. 
f affer, M. 
Page, TO, at, m. 

I Puhl, I, M, 02, «6, 123, US, 10!, IN, IM, 
! 232, 23a. 
(Payn, lOS, llfl,a». 



( Pi.Jptaree, ISS. 
I FuliDg, M, 10, Tl 
i Pnlling. 66. 



Fuk^r, 23, 34, S>, )1, SB, lOT, IM, lU, 101 
PwkmBD, Ifi, Tl,'la6, IW, 21S, S», 2T6, S8(L 
J P«rniller,'l2J,'l37,lS*, IM. 



ip»«r'l2 
Punra, AC) 






GibbMiT, in. 

HirrlK*,li3,I». 
Rom V^ka, U. 

IPktklnl, 1^ 
F&ukbiU, m. 
PsitkfaBll, ISft. 
PMIvnDIl, ed, M. 

I PBttlD, SB>.' 
PUttehal, ■« PaWnL 
PUilabsll, •» Psiiitaiil. 

Psyn, we FiId. 
"hhiii, 162. 

Pesrce, S4, W. 

Peane, 87, IW, 127, 189, 2U. 

Pelrcs. 12, ISZ, 1B3, 233, 161, SH, lf», Ml, 

Peino, 5, 7. Sfl. 



iPeBr^,lia,]2T,20». 
J FerkK, 233, 2ST. 
Pearae, »ee Pearcfl. 

I Peuwn. 1 to, 283, 2U, 27ft. 



pMDequld, ■» P«m*qD'/. 



a. He PflDollTuilL 



Pepper, U. 

P«rkeKB, T2. 
F«Um, t, »7. 



FboUqna, 21, 12. 
PlKallTqaa, U, It. 

_HtOD,W. 

Peiel, •». 
Ptielpg, S». 
Phenne, 187. 

1 PfalledsLphla, SB, 137, 1S9, 224. 
fFhllldulphla, 137. 
Phllipp, 1 lO. 
I Phiirpi, 1ST, 229. 
j PblUlpi, 1, tS, 128, 13«, U0, Ut, MT, 3SB. 

) Phtpenj, 17, lOB. 
f Ptalppeny, 231. 
Plilppi, 24l 
i Hc\eiln, 24. 
f Pickering, 21, 13, BS, A&. 

Pleroe. Ke Feir«. 

PleTpani, IW, 222. 



Plltbury, in. 
( Pirn, lis, lit. 
iejnt.K. 
^iiberrf , IM. 



1 Pllmoutfi, IflT, 216, 286. 
(PlymoDtb, 6. 
Point, BarUHii, 296, SOS. 
Hndnma, M. SM. 
Windmill, I0», 26>, 271. 
Pollard. 164, ISO. 217. 
Polley, II, 

Pood, Ulil, 10, IS, 36, SO, 61, 90, St, lU, ITt. 
227. SOI, 



Puner, 10, lis, 166, 209, 297. 
jFan(moQtb,I07, 130. 



Fontley. 173,233, 261. 

tawblng Bta Pounlng. 

|'pral.''4,16;iT,M,flT,78. 

f Pmi, 110, m, 134, J49, 150, 132, 273, ««. 

Prlnm, ITfl, 153, 241, 302. ' '' 
PrUon, 'I'ho, 2ai,2fll. 

I Proclcr, 1, 93, 109, 211, 327, 117, 183. 

JPruclor, 1,40,44, 62, Bll. 
Frout, 133, 160, 163, 1S6, 16T, 100,108, 118, 

FrotlDcii, tfiiHBatliDKU TI*J,Vt. 
ProTlBoa Town, 200. 



Index of Names. 



FurrlDgUoa, 110, WI, W3. 
Pym •Eepim. 
Pjn. «. 

Qukk .228. 

jQniiuy.lKW. 

I Bacbel, 25T. 112. 
lUlnaford', 2G8. 



'4, Z2a, sn, 203, 2«, 2T0, ns. 



liniiKcr, «, B9, M. 



Ray, 178, IM, 295, 2M. 



Kaynor.ZT,»,. 

ad, SB. 110. 211, 321,243, 2B3,2M, 283, a 
»d, 0, 12, 232, 24r. 

fDidliig, 16, IT, ST, TT, 111, ISO, Ul, II 
1S3, 210. 211, 272, 213, 2T4. 
Bdlug, M. 



ItemlDglon, S24. 228. 
( RbosdB. n. 
lEbodei.TS, m. 2B8. 

Exlo blud, 243. 
Id lalnnd, 1S,2B, tS,«I, W.S3,110, m, 
120, 134, 137, 141, 16S, 164, IM, 1«T, 188, 
1», 217, 229. 
», see Rhoada. 
Rice, 212, 303. 

Bl<l^ud■. I4.4;.i04. 



«T, 221, 151, i«a, sw, 



Kick>, 233, 200. 

t RiddBll. SOS. 3W, 310, SIG. 

) lUddle, 308. 
Bli^my, 161,220, 
RtgGuiD. 60. 
Ririon, 26T. 



Roberta, 103. 120, 172, 233, 261. 

iRoble,4»,31,3l4. 

i Roby, 140. 
Roblaa, 2S9. 
Robinson. 20, M, 221. 
Roble, SCO Roby. 

J Rogera, 48. 101, 101, 114, 139, 142. 143, IM. 
1 167, 1S4. leO, 203, 21S, s2I, 233, 200,239, 

\. 2H. 

) Roe, 232, 281. 

\ Wroe, eo,S7, 131, 244, 261. 

iRoe, UcrchaDt, 234. 
Row, UerrJianta, 162, 100, 230, 241, 283, 
302, 307, 813, 314. 
Rog«ra, B«6 Rodgen. 
KorB«m,ll4,133,22e. 
Ropa Waike, Tlllrya, 17. 



Baw, BoUen, 6S. 



1,11,14.26.26.67 73, Il(,1ig, UB, 
I, 166, 167, 131, 188 1W,1«0,30S, 

1,222,223,270.271,278. 



0,100,240. 



( 2S6, 238, 2M, 303, 304. 
llDmDd,I67.154. 
RylHiHW,314. 
Ryles, 72. 

Bala, 21. 44, 67, 110, 



9, 201, 238, t«, 2tT, 



iBT, in, 310, 3a:, 



T, 79, 114, 137, 140, IM, 



Mmt, 63, 66, GO, 77, 82, ^07,'l21, 146, 164, 324, 



j Sergonl, 



TBarel, 197, 2-je. 244, 2< 

<B»vei; ' 

I 31 
SaybKX 



7,10,20,21,23,24, 



U,13 


126 


133,228. 


'71 4fl 












^■^^ 


45, 


71, 104, IW, 



Tbe Bootb. 04. 

Tbe Bouib Qrammw, 241, JM, 

The Bontb WTllag, 206, 270. 



334 



City Document No. 77. 



Beley, 312. 
Bendall, 226. 

Sergent, Bee Sargent. • 

Severwrit, 57. 
Sewal, 53, 97, 103, 218. 
Sewall, 6, 28, 43, 72, 117, 128, 134, 136, 141, 
153, 156, 166, 202,218, 231 243, 266,276, 
284, 287, 308, 309, ^IC, 811. 
Sewell, 281. 

rShallaw, 47. 

! Shaller, 47. 

; Sharp, 31, 70, 84, 188, 210, 258. 

/ Bbarpe,7L 
8haw,28 64,188. 

( Sbeaf, iOO, 134, 153. 

} Sheafe, 15, 16, 66. 
Bheffeild, 243. 

) Shepard, 188. 

t Sbeppard, 177. 
Bhepardson, 167, 224. 
Bheppard, see Bhepard. 
Bberrar, 40. 
Bhertwell, 93. 
Sherwin, 287. 
Bbippin, 149. 

Bbirley, 243, 247, 263, 264, 269. 
Shore, 1,40, 166, 197, 234. 

I Shoot, 27. 

? Sbute, 27, 28, 121, 125, 126, 287. 
Bburtleff, 298. 
Bhute, see Shcot. 
Bidden, 29. 

\ Sigaumcy, 155. 

} Sigoymey, 20r, 250. 
Sigernow, 163. 
SimiDB, 162. 
Simons, 113. 
Bimpkins, 39, 284. 
Bimpson, 104, 114, 140, 166, 171, 175, 188, 198, 

209, 220, 258, 278, 287, 296, 303. 
Blre, 220. 
Situate, see Bcitnate 

i Skiner, 178. 

} Skinner, 7, 20, 21, 125, 166, 166, 191, 287. 
Blape, 188. 
Siocom, 165. 
Bmalcon, 76. 

i Smalpeece, 84, 86, 99. 

I Smallpeice, 6, 7, 71, 314. 
Smalpoint, 93, 112. 
Smart, 282. 

Bmitb, 6, 20, 21, 89, 40, 5S, o6. ^93, 67, 71, 84, 
86, d8, 101, 107, 115, 122, 138 153, 155, 168, 
171, 198, 200, 229, 232, 245, 31«. 
Bmlthen, 171. 
Bneliing, 34, 125, 232, 266. 

S Snoden, 93, 258, 260. 

f Snowden, 84, 140, 233, 310. 
Snow, 165, 188. 
Snowden, see Snoden. 

( Sotherland, 257. 

I Soutberland, 139, 209, 288. 
Souter, 172, 233, 234, 251, 257. 
Southack, 66, 143, 185, 246. 
Boutber, 46, 260. 
Soutberland, see Sotherland. 
Boutbwick, 163. 

( Speakman, 9, 255, 804. 

f Bpeekman, 143. 
Bparbalke, 93. 
Bpary, 22. 

Speekman, see Speakman. 
Spencer, 41. 
Sper, 93. 
Spikeman, 184. 
Spikes, 241 

Spooner, 154, 247, 306. 
Sprainie, 232, 261. 
Springfield, 122, 265. 
Spur, 317. 
Bquair Dock, 230. 
Bquar Dock, 166, 180, 193, 194, 205. 
Square, Church, 188. 
dark, 8, 314. 



Square, Dock, 27, 55, 75, 155, 181, 193, 104, 
199, 2C0, 209, 240, 256, 261, 270» 
287, 288. 
Squlr Dock, 231. 
Stabbart, 267. 
Stanbridge, 67, 116. 
Stanford, 108. 
Stanhope, 3. 

Staniford, 53, 66, 143, 237, 245, 266, 284. 
Stanwood, 107. 
Star, The, 105, 115, 155. 
Stargen, 172. 
BtarUng, 1. 103. 
Biarr, 50, 806. 
St. Christophers, 293. 
St. Domingo, 280. 
Stead, 117. 
Steel, 80, 96, 123, 129, 131, 147, 184, 253. 

( Stephens, 179, 232. 

} Stevens, 1, 6, 65, 91, 140, 167, 191, 217. 
SterUng, 167. 
Stevens, see Stephens. 

( Steward, 164, 172, 209, 221, 233, 303. 

} Stuard, 137. 

i Stewart, 256. 

} Stuart, 106, 297. 
8t. Georges, 126. 
St. Martins, 275. 
Stocker, 78. 

Stoddard, 13, 14, 15, 36, 43, 58, 72, 88,91, lOlk 
103, 112, 118, 122, 123, 128, 141, 143, 14? 
153, 156, 168, 176, 182, 202, 241, 242, 28^ 
266, 269, 280, 281, 284. 

{ Storey, 197. 

I Story, 93, 208. 
Stow, 296, 303. 
Strang, 163. 
Btratton, 116. 

( Btreat, 257. 
j Street, 287. 
Street, An, 86. 

Ann, 2, 24, 26, 58, 69, 82, 83, 84, 85^ 

95, 99, 102, 116, 139, 140, 154, 165, 
166, 177, 188, 197, 198, 199, 201, 
209, 220, 231, 234, 288, 314. 

Anne, 44, 47, 55, 70, 72, 74. 

Atkinsons, 174, 192. 

Back, 9, 10, 21, 26, 35, 40, 44, 56, 70, 97, 

99, 104, 124, 173, 188, 197, 198, 209, 

287, 288, 314. 
Beach, 188, 267. 

Beacon, 33, 85, 108, 110, 135, 801,303. 
Bennet, 2, 53, 70, 71, 83, 116, 195, 197, 

209. 
Bennets, 296. 
Bennit, 208. 
Bratle, 84. 

Brattle, 10, 18, 27, 154. 
Cambridge, 69, 66, 70, 75, 188, 195, 

209, 210, 278, 287, 288, 314. 
Cambridg, 99, 128, 209, 219, 227. 
Cam brig, 155. 
Charles, 85. 
Charter, 34, 45, 52, 65, 65, 70, 117, 120, 

139, 141, 155, 163, 188, 191, 197, 

198,309. 
Common, 199, 252, 287, 297. 
Comon, 69, 99, 209, 236. 
ComhUl, 136, 314. 
Cross, 10, 22, 44, 65, 70, 72, 85, 86, 03, 

96, 114, 188, 197, 209, 212, 249, 
287, 304, 314. 

Essex, 164, 169, 220, 223, 233,234, 253, 
314. 

Essix, 70. 

Fish, 6, 20, 21, 44, 52, 53, 65, 71, 72, 
84, 91, 99, 115, 116, 125, 128, 136, 
137, 138, 139, 140, 143, 155, 159, 
166, 176, 177, 197, 198, 204, 206, 
209, 220, 233, 234, 246, 250, 287, 
288 314. 

Fleet, 2, 6, io, 23, 57, 72, 86, 110, 116^ 
174, 177, 188, 195, 287. 

Flete, 173. 



Index op Nambb. 



BtTHl, Fwb. 1BT. 



Bavar, 1M. 

Hollll, 23S. 

Hull, 16, 20, 33, S4 

Kiss. 12, 18. 21, 22. 2 
8T.70.T2,J4, Bi, 



>. IM, 13S, 

I.M,»T,6S, 
6, lis. 111, 



Uaa. 99, lis, 13T, 18«, l&MM,in, 

Love, ib, n, 2D»', ■ili. 2Sl'. SST. 
Ljn, 18, 21, 39, 4a, 62. S6, Bl, flS, 114, 
LvDD, l.'>4, ISA, 111, 2e1, 314. 
SBbrough, 65. 
Uslboro, sa. 
Mnlhorougb, M.M, 111. 
Uilbouro, m. 
MalbroLiKb, a, IS, 34, tl,45, 65, W, 

Marltwi^ugb, '2fi3,' 2;d| !S1 S9S,2»T, 

MarlbTO, 298. 
Uiulbero, W. 
Unulboro, 169. 
Maulbonn, 127. 
IfUDlbDroiuli, leo, 1S3. 
llaulbn, m. 
Ilmulbrou, 170. 



MHrfl 


"■■'"■>» 






Midle.81,8S,8I_,99,lU, 118,117 
20S|2I»,'210, 217. ■ ' 


S; 


118, 126, 120. 


133, tt-1, 156. 




233.2J8,28T.28S,3I0,S14. 

HooD.ao.ias, 193,314. 

NBUbury, US. 






'iy'!h!' 


■iv?'^'^ 


'A' 


£3S,S»7. 






2BT 






fl" 


Nuber 

s- 


ie«, 229. 


B, 177, 180, 
13, 216, 252, 

i,»5. «, 1S5. 
;228',23l',23a 
'u3,'llB.Hl« 


1ST, 
233; 


p„.r. 


i,'s2, 30 6«, 
125, 186, 1. 




!!! 


.148,183,170 
,229,233,234 
,287,209. 

40. 41. 68. 7 
,186.211,220 


na. 


Qn«jj 


127 ,'140, IS 


■M. 



el, Sslem. 18, 28, 98, 09, 174, Vi, IW, MS, 
214, 210, 231, 261. 
Bcbooli 21, 41, 71, 83, W, 113, 20>, SOS, 

B<»Dce,'287, 314. 

Ben, 186, IW, 177, 187,202. 

8beafa,148. 

Bblp, 12, 14, 17. 20. 29, 48, H, 82, M. 



*, 198, 208, 20B, 28T. 



6, 90,113, 123.120,145, 
^,88'.]30,I«4;iI6.'l»0, 



I. 74, ;3«, 140, 180, 170, 200, 

'a U8, 200, 314. 



IVinlor. 7M, » 
BtilDger. 176, 282, 275, 282, 303. 
eirob ridge, S3. 



J tJndbDiT, 20. 
Sulilmiit, 310, 818. 



1 8ulton, 146, 232, 201, 291. 
( Swald, 270, 278, 201, 201^ 
I Swnine, 137. 



Tsjr, 30, 60, 68. 31, 86, 87,69, 71. TJ, 73, Tf, TO, 

98, 102, 103, 119, 122, 123, 120, 181, 184. 
(Taylar, 101. 
I Ts;]or, 81, 03, 188, UT, 132, 231, 267, 181, 



336 



City Document No. 77. 



Teague, 210, 309, 310. 

Tee, 166. 

Temple, 265. 

Tennev, 208. 

rertudos, 81. 

/Thacher,254,302. 

\ Thatcher, 08, 115, 134, 165, 168, 176, 182, 

i 190, 198, 104, 202, 228. ' 

Thayer, 77, 136, 185, 229. 

TheBair,99. 

Bowling Green, 113. 

Bunch of Grapes, 206. 

Green Dragon, 71. 

Old North, 227. 

Bigne of the Logwood Tree, 226. 
Swan, 174. 
Qaeens Head, 174. 

Bign of the Bull, 57. 

George, 277. 
Queens Head, 225. 

Singn of the Writeing Board, 59. 

Three Crowns, 43, 246. 

Three Marriners, 55. 

Towns Armoury, 249. 

Town Slip, 95. 

White Horse, 32, 36, 310. 
Thhig, 1, 105, 115. 
Thomas, 1, 84, 80, 117, 126, 137, 188, 189, 197, 

245, 266, 278, 284, 291, 293. 

{Thompson, 32, 66, 69, 77, 242, 243. 
Tompson, 1, 99, 103, 113, 133, 134, 139, 220, 
Tomson, 128. 
Thorns, 26. 

Thorn, 13, 93, 106, 117, 124, 166, 177, 188. 
Thornton, 46, 62, 63, 87, 90, 172, 174,175,187, 

227, 275, 800, 307, 312. 
Thwing, 21, 139, 266. 
Tidmarsh, 152, 

STileston, 317. 
Tilestone, 31, 313. 
Tyleston, 147. 
Tilley, 84. 
Tims, 38, 54. 
Tinkum, 296, 301. 
S Tinney, 136. 
} Tinny, 151, 197. 
Tipping, 804, 314. 
Tiuerton, 134. 
i Tod, 22, 40. 

J Todd, 38, 56, 57, 84, 99, 158, 16T. 
Tolman, 23, 71, 102, 177, 197. 
{ Tomlin, 6, 8, 21, 69, 166, 167. 
} Tomling, 44. 
Tomlineon, 177, 188. 
) Tomkin, 107. 
} Tompkin, 170. 
Tompson, see Thompson. 
Tomson, see Thompson. 
Tonken, 257, 288. 
Tootel, 261, 265. 
Topsham, 106. 
i Torrey, 133, 285. 
} Tory, 57. 
Tower 174. 
Towoes Piat, 2. 

Towibend, 1, 27, 28, 29, 43, 68, 72, 101, 102, 
103, 112, 117, 122, 123, 124, 125, 129, 131, 
144, 155, 160, 170, 180, 186, 187, 192, 222, 
232. 251, 297. 
Tozer, 116. 

Training Field, The, 80. 
Treat, 165, 249. 
Trecothick, 287. 
Treleven, 167. 
Trist, 5. 

Trobridge, 64, 57. 
Trot, 86. 
Trow, 1, 120. 
Trurow, 165. 
Tuckerman, 2, 3, 16, 85, 51, 69, 83,96, 97, 112, 

140, 151, 163, 174, 227, 251, 274, 801. 
Tuckey, 24. 
Tufts, 280. 
TureU, 173, 176, 208. 



Tuthil, 256. 

Tuttle, 17, 182, 278, 296, 801. 

Tweed, 266. 

Tyey, 220. 

Tyhe, 99. 

( Tyler, 2, 3, 189, 202, 204, 206, 216, 217, 221, 

{ 222, 224, 230, 266, 284, 294. 

C Tylor, 185, 215. 
Tylston, see Tileston. 
Tynge, 290. 

Underwood, 1, 72, 282, 288. 

Upham, 78. 
Uzbury, 29. 
Uran, 260. 

Vale, 34. 
Valley Acre, 246, 
Vanstope, 11. 

iVardey, 0. 
Vardy, 804. 
arm, 233. 

( Vamey, 140. 

} Vamy, 171. 

( Vassall, 164. 

} Vassel, 174. 
Vaux, 224. 
Velden, 13. 
Venn, 257. 

{ Verdey, 1, 7, 89. 

iVerdy,10,24,40. 
Vergoose, 265. 
Verlng, 39. 
Vial, 101. 
Vickers, 34. 
Vincent, 209, 267. 
Vinings, 226. 
Vinton, 110. 

i Virginia, 40, 72, 141, 163, 167, 206, 311. 
J Virginiah, 120. 
Vybert, 85. 

Wadbum, 106. 

Wadland, 26, 212. 

Wadsworth, 3, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,26, 26,28, 
33, 36, 88, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 67, 134, 
141, 147, 156, 160, 168, 176, 179, 202, 203, 
241, 242, 247, 249, 254, 255, 265, 266, 282, 
284, 292, 318. 

Wainwright, 66, 117. 

Wait, 262. 

( Wukefeild, 275. 

{ Wakefield, 50, 120. 

( Wakfield, 104. 

Walcut, 266. 

Waldo, 6, 19, 67, 96, 160, 166, 167, 166, 168, 
176, 182, 199, 209, 267, 298, 300. 

Waldron, 153. 

( Walke, 30. 
1 xyari^e 95. 

Walker, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 30, 34, 
36, 37, 38, 40, 45, 46, 54, 56, 63, 64, 76, 101, 
127, 167, 178, 228, 235, 260. 
Wallace, 318. 
Wailey, 19, 136, 266, 284. 
Wallington, 37. 

( WaiUs, 39, 61, 107, 126, 144, 184. 
jWallise, 57. 
Walter, 75, 220. 
Ward, 257. 
Ward, Bridg, 2. 

Bridge, 195, 284. 

Change, 2, 18, 196, 284. 

Creek, 2, 195, 284. 

Fleet, 2, 195, 284. 

King, 18. 

Kings, 2, 196, 284. 

North, 2, 195, 284. 

Pond, 2, 195, 286. 

South, 2, 196, 286. 

fWardall, 99, 254, 257. 
Wardel, 169. 
W rdeU, 167. 
I Warden, 257. 



Index of Names. 



337 



Wardwell,45,185,242. 
Warham* 162. 
Warke, Bee Walke. 
Warner, 116, 221, 223, 267. 
K Warren, 39, 50, 96. 
f Warrin, 24, 39. 
i Wartin, 24. 
) Wartine, 6. 
Warwick, 241. 
Wass, 6, 7, 9, 23, 27, 90. 
Walcb, Long Wharf, 296. 

Merchants, 235, 296, 801. 

North, 303, 804. 

South, 113, 303. 

The Dock, 113, 274, 290, 808. 
New North, 113,296. 
Old North, 113. 
Town, 214. 

Town House, 118, 296, 308. 
Waters, 260, 275, 278, 303. 
Watertown, 110, 120, 224. 
Watson, 63, 240, 266, 260, 284. 
Watts, 16, 17, 52, 66, 110, 111, 149, 150, 177, 

182, 183, 192, 215, 216, 217, 272, 273. 
Way, Old, 39. 
Wayt, 78. 
Weaver, 9. 
Webb, 22, 26, 116, 153, 165, 176, 191, 241, 254, 

302 
Webber, 32, 100, 115, 178, 177, 209, 235, 257. 
Webster, 22, 27, 61, 80, 89, 184, 198, 225, 257. 
Weeks, 12, 225. 
Weeins, 43, 99. 
Welbec, M. 
Welch, 230. 
Weld, 278. 

iW^eles 165. 
Welles, 157, 206, 222, 266, 277, 285. 
Wells, 96, 117, 133, 167, 250, 288. 
IWeisteed,2. 3, 4, 9, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27, 28, 
35, 36, 43, 47, 49, 68, 72, 102, 122, 123, 
129, 185. 
Welstcd, 25, 38, 91, 112, 118, 131, 141, 147, 
156, 176, 189. 
Welland, 123. 
Welles, see Weles. 
Wells, see Weles. 
S Wendall, 179, 185. 202. 
jWendell, 179, 266, 276, 285, 802, 811, 818. 
Wenton, 6. 
Wentworth, 2. 
West, 96, 167. 
( Wctaman, 233. 
< Weteman, 172. 
Wethered, 257. . 
West, 167, 266. 
Weymoth, 133, 208. 
Wharf, Belchers, 302, 807. 
Hronston's, 84. 
Bull, 84, 113, 117, 251. 
Clarks, 177, 209, 254. 
Colmans, 210, 288. 
Darby's, 116. 
Halsey, 151,196. 
Hutchins, 151. 

Ix)ng, 22, 93, 113, 166, 177, 179, 187, 
197, 205, 209, 253, 255, 278, 283, 
288, 297, 314. 
North, 196. 

North Battery, 254, 300, 807. 
Parrots, 151. 
Pitts, 139, 197. 
Pools, 39, 151, 312. 
Robys, 151, 196. 
Scarlets, 138, 225, 814. 
The, 85, 87, 91. 
The Old, 205. 
Town, 108, 124, 135. 
Towns, The, 93. 
Wentworths, 115, 151, 196, 287, 
Wharfe, Battree, 74. 

North Battree, 46. 

Lillies, 39. 

Long, 27, 65, 109, 147« 



•. . -J. * .: 

Wharfe, Pools, 6, 177. * *. 

Scalets, 65. i ' J 

Scarlets, 7, 72. ^:^ \ 

Town, 14. T *i 

Townes, The, 48, 67. \ 

iWhartin, 7, 23. 
Whartlne, 24. 
Wharton, 231, 235, 241. ^ 

Wheeler, 99, 104, 128, 140, 164, 186, ld«,88S, 

257, 285, 286, 294. 
Wheelwright, 179. 

fWhettemore, 150. 
Whitemore, 16, 66, 231. 
Whittemore, 66. 
Whetterage, 196. 
White, 31, 63, 116, 117, 167, 201, 202, 204, 206, 

215, 216, 217, 221, 222, 224, 291, £18. 
Whitehead, 52. 
Whitemore, see Whettemore. 
i Whiten, 82. 
} Whitten, 123. 

{Whituredge, 26. 
Whiteridge, 22, 23, 87, 89. 
Whitterage, 84, 104, 161. 
Witteridge, 99. 

Whitman, 234. 

Whittemore, see Whettemoro. 

Whitten, see Whiten. 

Whitterage, see Whiteredge. 

Whittle, 197. 

Whittmore, 261, 265. 

S Wilcot, 72. 

) Willcot, 217. 

Wilkee, 86. 

Wilkeson, 77. 78. 

Wilkinson, 17, 78, 85, 86, 226. 

Willard, 20, 22, 23. 43, 55, 72, 74, 102, 108, IIS, 
118, 123, 141, 248, 276, 311, 318. 

Willcot, see WiicoU 

Willet 99. 

Williams,' 41, 43, 62, 65, 66, 60, H, 76, 90, 96, 07, 
100, 105, liO, 113, 117, 120, 127, 130, 131, 
132, 134, 138, 151, 153, 161, 163, 165, 168, 
170, 172, 175, 176, 182, 185, 188, 189, 190, 
192, 201, 202, 209, 220, 234, 240, 241, 244, 
245, 246, 248, 257, 262, 275, 278, 281, 282, 
286, 288, 299. 802, 305, 814, 8l6. 

Williard, see Willard. 

WUlis, 22, 23, 24, 29, 93, 99, 100, 177, 106, 208, 
287. 

Williston, 163. 

Willoughby, 267, 269. 

Wilson, 16, 79, 101, 118, 167. 

Wimble, 287, 306, 312, 313, 314,. 

Winborn, 114, 143,303. . 

Wincol, 287, 814. 

Windal, 192. 

Windmill, The, 134, 264. 

Wing, 18. 

Winncsimet, 177. 

Winnington, 167. 

Winslow, 33, 62, 136, 184, 196, 203, 207, 218, 
224, 239, 242, 243, 245, 246, 248, 250, 252, 

253, 254, 266, 268, 271, 272, 273, 277, 278, 
285. 

Winsor, 140. 

Winter, 220, 258. 

Winthrop, 30, 40, 100, 112,123, 184, 117, 166 

254, 302. 
Wisdom, 295. 

Wiswall, 124, 165, 176, 202, 241. 

Wiswel. 53. 

Witteridge, see Whiteredge. 

Wobarn, 154. 

Woburn, 295. 

Wolland, 116. 

Wood, 71, 202. 

Woods, 14, 22, 57. 

Woodstock, 141. 

Woolf, 175, 176. 

( Worcester, 153. 

\ Woster, 134. 

( Wormal, 85, 86. 

} Wormwall, 6. 



338 



CiTT Document No. 77 • 



Wormwood, 244. 
Worth, 314. 
Woster, see Worcester. 
Wrigrbt, 170, 209, 220, 205. 
Wroe, see Roe. 
Wybum, 171. 

( Yealee, 127. 

} Teals, 139. 
Yeates, 293, 294. 
Yemans, 101. 

IYong, 87. 
Yoaog, 34, 64, 84, 0», 106, 114, 154, 155, 109, 
174, 185,197, 225, 232, 261, 265, 895, 318. 
York, 30, 144. 
Young, see Yong. 
Youngman, 159, 197, 200. 

Zinger, 168. 



Appleton, 145. 

Barnes, 109. 
Black tfack, 20. 

, 37. 

Boiser, 60. 
Bosier, 82. 
Boston, 145i 
Boyser, 8, 42. 
Bratle, 109. 
Bridg, 42, 100. 
Bridge, 8, 60, 88. 

C»zar, 145. 
Chambers, 60. 
Charles, 146. 
Coffee, 145. 

Cowel,8,42,60k89,10Bw 
Cumings, 145. 

Dick, 8. 

Dudley, 8, 42, 69, 82. 

Dadly, 145.^ 

Ebenezer, 145. 
Ephraim, 145. 
EUot, 8, 42, 59. 

Fortune, 145. 

Foxcroft, 8, 42, 60, 82, lOOl 

Freeman, 60. 

Cee, 8, 42, 60, 88. 
Orandy, 145. » 
Oreat, John, 60, 76. 

Hubbard, 88, 109, 145. 
Hubbert, 8, 42. 
Hutchinson, 8, 42, 88, lOOi 

Jack, 76. 
JaUa,8,42,60,82. 



Joe, 145. 

John, 8, 42, 82, 101, 145. 

Jolly, 145. 

Katherine, 64. 

Lablond, 42, 60, 109, 146. 
Labloom, 83. 
Lansester, 109* 
Lawson, 60, 83. 
Levensworth, 8, 42, 60, 82, 1091 

Mary, 64. 
Menino, 88. 
Menzies, 109. 
MilroBs, 42, 60, 88, 100. 
Mingo, 145. 

Nann, 8. 

Nanney, 42, 

Nanny, 60. 

Negro, 8, 42, 60, 83, 146. 

John, 32. 

Tom, 6. 

Onesimaa, 146. 

Patience, 8, 42, 60, 88. 
Pearce, 60, 82. 
Pet«r, 145. 
Peter, Negro, 11. 
Phidelia, 86. 
Procter, 88. 

Quaco, 8,42. 
Quaquo, 59, 82. 
Quinsey, 83. 
Quinsie, 8, 42. 

Rose, 68. 

Bumny Marsh, 8,42, 60, 82* 

Sambo, 145. 
Sampson, 145. 
Sanco, 42, 60, 82, 109, 146. 
Sawyer, 109. 
Scipio, 72. 
Bebastean, 145. 

Toby, 76. 

Wait, 8, 42. 

Waite, 60, 82, 109. 

Waker, 109. 

Walker, 8, 42, 60, 62, 82, 14k 

Wappen, 75. 

WuTiams, 42, 60, 88, 109. 

Winthrop, 8, 60. 



iMDUat. 



Had, 164. 



INDEX OF PLACES AMD SUBJECTS. 



AddlDftoD uW«, 4. 
AUeDTriH (thip orniiel), i. 

grant or land next the, 70. 

growing cipotma of, 227. 

cbuplalu for. S7a. 

penooa admitlcd 10, M, lOS, 

m, 276. 2»4, UO. 287. 
(SoDolM ITorl^auu.) 
AmmuDltloD. (Seo bIk Poicdtr sad Jm- 

Andove", 2J9.' 

Ann 1 .treet. 2, 24. 26. H, V, S6. 69, 10, 72, 

An j 139. HO.'lM, 15S, 'iM,' 17:| 

m23l,'234.28S,3l4.' 

wharf 1p.b». 
AnoplLui Koyal (AanopoUi). 1*4. 
AnUaga (SKctlago?), II. 
Anteao(AnliKUB?),fl3, 134. 
Apat£vcarl«8. (Beeiiiio Traileior CalUngi.) 
Arowiblck. (Seu ArrtnenKk.) 
Afrowsact, I -., „, .^ 
Arowahlct. ( '■'• ^' '^■ 
Awcmbly or Ooun, aenaral. 19, TO, 81, 88, B2. 
162, 110. 184, 190, W3. 211, 218,222, 230, 

AHOitdn. '(Sceniib.eU:.) 

Bufc .ITEM, B, 10, 21 , 2&._85, 40, ♦1,60, 19, 02, 

drain' In, 'lO, M, 35, 02, 124, 173 

loerecc brick building on. 104. 
Balr. Tbo [Tbe BeaT'O, 00. (See nUo Tav- 

Bakon. ' (Seo Brtad.) 

Batbudoae (ilarbadoes),4]. 43. 64, 242, 243. 

Bamatable. 120. 141. 

Barttio'i Point, 29fi, 303, 304. 

ropewalli,102.287.3H. 
BUierles. (Sea hIho foTt(flcattimt.1 

"""•'"LT;"' '"■'"'"■ 

Inndlnkcn for. 30. 
I nbalcmenlor Qnlunce in, 126. 

Battery I Durch (Batlet^Hiinrch (troet), M, 
Battreo] lot, 116. 17B. Hi, 18S, IM, SOa, 
Batry J 287. 
BaOery , Nortb, 40, 164, 194, 262. 2li0, 27S,2M. 

nsnl abated, 264. 

salo of remaining breaiAwarki on, 

wharf. 40, 211 , 240, 254, 300, 307. 
Soutb. 37, 46, 81. 71, 70. 104, !», 
176, IM, 205, 200, 28a,ffll. 



■hlp-bulldlngHt,121. 



Beacon Hill, 303. 
BeMons'Smm 



h Battery wharf, SOT. 



Berilngham, 153. 
Ball, ringer, I DO, 
Bella, ringing of 

Bounit \ 



HI, 253, sot, 302, 
t. The.) 



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tekHorasLne, M. 
_.lnd lane, drain In. 238. 
Booka. (Seo ilbrar;), k 



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■.61, 

propnaal' to oiako'n eonnly or. 82, 278, 

highway between Lyn, Maiden, sod 

naoiea of subacrihera, 77, 78; grant 
given by BCleotmon. 79. Tfl; WgU- 
way laid ont, H. 



CrtT DOCDMENT No. 77. 



i,iis.i-iB.iM.m.iM,ieT, 

Ku, '<«, leo, iK, nt. 211, 221, 222, 
potoled'to a'oi, Ifl, 'll, SB, 53, 11^ 

111, lis, 14B, iM, i», 182, leo, 

216. 2W, aiJ, 221, Za, t!2, 278, 2T7, 
2TS. 
Harbor. (Bne alio SMpptnff.) 
Neck. (Bee^Mt, rAe.) 
News Letter (oe»>pap*r?), 13fl, 

Boande. (Seo /VramAulaHon*.) 

Bowling Qn-EH, TbP, 118. 

Bradford, 120. 

Bramrw,) 

Brmotrr, | (Br^ntree], 12S, 13T, lU, ITOl 

diHlD Id, is, 21, 2IT (common 

chnrch (Mr.Coliiiiui'H),2IJ. 
Bread, Asilie of, (Sea Brcadttuffi.) 

purohascd for the town. 47, 48. 
BreodUun, uIh of rye uid ladiwi at tha 

aaTs of lodiaa cora at. IW. 
price of Indian meal, 240. 

trice of rve, 244. 
read mads ufH'll«at,lDdiaa, of 
rie, 10S, 240. 
price of vbeat, 201, 226, 140,241. 
jrloa of corn sdJ mi-nl. 247, 249, 

i?l, 13, 17, 19, 1H, 2^", 30,°3i| 
3S, 43, 63, K, en. 60, i-i, 67. 69, 
T4,Tfl.7fl,!7,79,8ll,SI,W, 67, 
B8,eO,Ol,B4,05.07,HS,(l9, 102, 

l»D.llM.'lM;i30,'lRi;iSil33| 
1S4, 196,130, 137,138, 139. 141. 
145,148, 1«, l(i, 148, 1«, 1*9. 
ISI, 162, IH, IM, 16S, 167. 15S. 
IW. IflD, ISl, 162, 163, ISa. 189. 
110, III, 173. ITS, 176, 178. 190. 
181, 19S, 187, 189,190, 191.196. 

212; 213l 21S', 21b' 222', 243', ^4^ 
227, 23S, 2&0. 264, 280, 261, 202. 
264, 269, 270, 271, 2J4, 210, 279, 
283, 290, 807. 
BllBk UseUbg-huuee, The, nPiir, 66. 60. 

b^llsef. laberUDEal 
towQjneetlnga, 130, 
Bridge, draw, 71, 113. 

.wLnK.lis, 149, 197, 31a. 

Olive r'e, 133, 260. 

over iDlLI-atreani, rauln, 182. 
Bridge Town (Barbadoet), 243. 
Brldg Ward, 2, (See hJh Wardi or Fr». 

BrldgwBlcr, ( „, 
Bridiewator, ! '*■ 

IK'!*-"'-™ 

BrokllD (Brookllne?), 1S7. 
Bronedoa's wbarf, 84. (See aleo Wkana.) 
Bramiwfcfc, i (Bmniwlck?) 67, 10«, 154. 
Btootllne (formerly Mnddy River), 67. 

•ale of waale land at, belon^ng to 

Buildings, timber, ptrmlu 10 tuild redordod 

99- 100, 'loJ, 104, 'ids', 1U9, Ih] 

158; 164, 189| J72| 1731 174^ 176^ 
17a, 189, 102, 101, 200, 211. 216, 
216, 221, 230, 131, Sa, 263, 306. 



Joseph HU1. S7. 
Willtam Weh.tei 
of), 90. 



Adam Wlnlfarop, 
Joeepb Lyoni, lO' 
luao Lopez, 108. 
Philip Culler, loa. 
JoDUhaii Belcbei, 



teorge Uelhune. 13 
ohoTJolbear, 130, 



William BuDd, 135. 

Roberi 1-allebal,' ) 
Cornellua Thayer, 1 
Jacob Origgi, j , 
Qereham Tlnney, ' 
Xdwsrd Hucchluson 



William Fall 
Joinea Vame 
Edward !■( 
llmmaA I 
157, 169, 246. 



Ilulcblnuin (w.h.), 
_ ■, 246. 
ird Vaaaall, 104. 



William Young, 318. 

sliD^^rw'entwortb, 1. 
William PciklaB, 4. 
William Pvirae, 6. 
Benjamin Brown, 9- 
Robert Oraoge. 9. 
Daniel PhlpenjoB, IT. 
Jamei B^bloo, 18, 



Index of Places and Subjects. 



341 



Btdidings, disapproTed— 

Thomas DebukOt 40. 

George Bethane, 126. 

Bei^jamin Neal, Jr., 126. 

Jonathan Foster, SOI. 

John Maylem, 303, 311. 
brick, permit to build, 

Seth Dwight, 35. 

John Dupee, 104. 
removal allowed, Job Colt, 83. 

Edward Dromfield, 116. 

David Colson, 172. 
disapproved, 

Joseph Lloyal, 3. 
permit to repair, 

Samuel Welles, 157. 
order to remove, 73. 
sold, and to be removed, 230. 
engine-house in Summer street to 

be removed, 240. 

rSII' T^?«™ ^''' 1 57, 84. 101. (See also 

Bull, Tavern, > Tanlrnk ^ 

Bull, The, ) -'«»«^««-^ 

Bull wharf, 84, 113, 117. (See also Wharves,) 

Bulls, bull house, 235. 

old bull house, 304. 
town. (See Cattle.) 
Bunch of grapes, The, 206. (See also Tav* 

ern9.) 
Burials, tolling of bells at, 22, 87. 
the Passing Itell, 22. 
sexton's duties at, 262. 
Burial-places, tombs in, 291. 

lease of grass, 37, 40, 67, 80, 

134, 172. 
land added to, 75. 
care of, 262, 263, 282. 
perquisites for care of, 262, 282. 
prices to grave-diggers, 203. 
on Boston common, 80, 04. 
(See also the following) : — 
New Burying Place, 
North Burying Place, 
Old Burying Place, 
South Burying Ground. 
Butler's Bow (Kinsr street), 55. 
By-laws. (Sec Orderat tenon.) 

Cambridge, 48, 66, 72, 03, 196, 222, 224, 227, 

277. 
Cambridge street, 70, 75, 90, 128, 155, 188,209, 

210, 220, 278, 287, 288, 314. 
• drain in, 75, 278. 
paving, 59. 
widening, 59, 66. 
Canada, natives of, 317, 318. 
Cape Anne, 41, 44, 120. 
Capan (Cape Ann?), 120. 
Cape Cod, 154, 200. 
Carolina, 6, 29, 260. 
Casco, 52, 70, 101. 
Casco Bay, 57. 

Castle, The. (See also Castle Island.) 
Castle Island, 83, 243, 245, 280. 
Castle Tavern, 23, 85, 99. (See also Taverns.) 
Castle William, 102. 

Cattle, 3, 35, 87, 51, 92, 96, 97, 110, 114, 115, 
132. 135, 137, 148, 151, 241, 246, 274, 
283, 292, 295, 298, 299, 316, 317. 
by-laws concerning, 3, 35, 37, 51, 110, 
151. 
Certificates, desired from ministers on ap- 
pointment of school-master, 49, 53. 
Change Ward, 2, 18. (See also Wards or 

/Vccinc^*.) 
Charles street, 85. 

Charlestown \ 12, 16, 30, 32, 37, 52, 66, 68, 77, 
Charles town I 93, 101, 110, 126, 127, 128, 
Charlstow f 149, 150, 151, 200, 224, 229, 
Charlston J 243. 

line, perambulation, 16, 66, 

110, 149. 150. 
ferry, 86, 115(?), 127(?), 
284(?). 



I Charter street, 34, 45, 52, 55, 66, 70, 117, 120, 

139, 141, 155, 166, 188, 191, 
197, 198, 309. 
drain in, 34, 45, 120, 163, 191 
.(common sewer). 
Chimneys, defective, 17, 18, 121, 246, 265. 
dangorous, 12. 
repairs, 33. 
order concerning, 61. 
inspectors of defective, 121. 
sweepers, 50, 51, 62, 66, 76. 
Church square, 188. 
Clark square, 3, 314. 

drain in, 3 (common sewer). 
Clark's wharf, 177, 1203. (See also Wharvss.) 
Clerk, Town, office for books, etc., 249. 

accounts of, to be examined, 

282. 
further allowaooe, petition, 299. 
Clock, town-house, 19, 25. 

sum paid for, 44. 
at old meeting-house, care of 
the, 271. 
Cold lane, 12, 23, 165, 179, 188, 198, 209. 

drain in, 12, 179 (common 
sewer). 
Cold spring, 229. 
Cohnan's wharf, 210, 288. (See also 

Wharves.) 
Common, burying ground on, 80, 94. 
school -house on, 89. 
cattle at large on, 97, 241, 292, 295, 

298, 293, 317. 
free school on, 100. 
gun-house on, 147, 148, 252, 298. 
liberty to roof house on, 147. 
ground for cattle near, 148. 
tavern on, 154. 
marshes at bottom of, 161. 
posts and rails on, 250. 
trees on, 250, 283, 291, 802. 
powder-house on, 253. 
watch on, 253, 303. 
incumbrances on, 2S8. 
mould on, 231. 
Mr. Colson's house on, 295. 
liberty to level ground on, 299. 
disallowed, 300. 
allowed, 301. 
fencing of, 302. 
_ posts and rails to be set up, 250. 

cSSS!)n i ^*^®®^' ^' ^^^' 209. 236, 297. 

Eetition to widen, 252, 287. 
ore, i. e., sewer. (See Drains.) 
Coney's lane, 249. 
Concord, 200. 
Conduit, repair of pipes of the, 24, 47, 58, 74, 

82, 104, 2 ;0, 231. 
Connecticut, ) 47, 66, 153. 
Coneticut, [ grain to be purchased from, 47. 
Conetticot, ) bills of credit on, 06. 
Constables, choice of, 3, 5, 18, 37, 82, 86, 89, 
104, 110, 124, 135, 137, 151, 181, 
194, 205, 22P, 2J8, 208. 
to visit the poor, etc., 181. 201. 
to walk the wards by night, 213. 
Copps Hill, 146. 
Cork, 311, 312. 
Corn Court, 55, 56, 155. 
Comhill, > 22, 27, 35, 36, 40, 41, 55, 71, 

Cornhil, J 84, 85, 86, 83, 99, 113, 119, 

131, 136, 139, 176, 177, 187, 
188, 197, 220, 228, 243, 247, 
287 302. 
drain' in, 40, 41, 88, 119, 131, 
136 (common sewer). 
Corn Market, 86, 70, 84, 165, ld6, 177. 

drain in, 36. (See also Mar- 
kets.) 
Council, members of the, list of, 72, 102, 103, 
112, 117, 122, 129, 155, 158, 163, 202. 
meetings, 25, 58, 72, 102, 103, 112, 
117, 122, 129, 155, 156, 202, 223. 



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Council, patrol of town by, 43, 58, 78, 102, 

118, 130, 142, 156, 168, 202. 
County Registrar, to vote for, 148. 
Court, General. (See Aaaemhly.) 

Inferior, of Common Pleas, 121, 269. 
of General or Quarter SeBsions, 5, 7, 
16, 22-3, 35, 41, 52, 54, 58, 72, 121, 
158, 102, 208, 295. 
of Admiralty, 0. 
of Great Britain, 102. 
Court House (Salem), representatives to be 
chosen to General Court con- 
vened at, 184. 
(Boston), representatives to be 
chosen to the General Court 
convened at, 203, 207, 218, 
230, 252, 271. 
Cow lane, 45, 287. 

drain in, 45. 
Cowkeepers, appointed, 2, 16, 85, 51, 09, 83, 
96, 97, 112, 136, 151, 163, 241, 
274. 
duties, 2, 35, 51,96, 97, 151, 274. 
allowance, 2, 69, 83, 97. 
Cowel's lane, 86. 
Crab lane, obstruction in, 64, 74. 

order to remove obstruction in, 64. 
Crook, The. (See Dorchester line.) 

(See Roxbury line.) 
Creek Ward, 2. (See also Wards or iVc- 

cincte.) 
Crooked lane, 143. 

drain in, 143. 
Cross street, 10, 22, 44, 55, 70, 72, 85, 96, 114, 
183, 197, 2J9, 212, 249, 287, 
304, 314. 
drain in, 44, 96, 212. 
encumbrances, 86, 93. 
wharf and land at end of, 44, 
93. 
Crown (Joflfy House, 189, 197. 
Crycr, Town, 139, 289, 290. 
Custom House, 303. 

Deaths. (See Births and Deaths.) 

Dedham, 107. 

Deeds. (See also Toion Records.) 

Dere( Island, fence on, 48. 

lease of, 48, 144, 146, 225. 
search for duplicate of lease 
of, 292. 
Demerra (Demerara?), 76. 
Disease, infectious, prevention of, 47, 59, 76, 
81, 83, 89, 90, 97, 98, lol, 142, 194, 
241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 280, 303, 
309, 310, 315. 
trade injured through fear of, denial 

is advertised, 279, 280. 
distemper, 280, 281, 294. 
case of (How's) supposed, 281. 
measles, 131. (See also Small-pox.) 
Disorder, prevention and orders, 25, 146, 
195, 204, 213, 224, 237. (See also Fami' 

DistiMeries, 51, 95, 104, 113, 114, 116, 123, 169, 

2^11, 227, 318. 
Dock, the, 7, 9. 14, 18, 36, 43, 50, 67, 85, 108, 

113, 135, 138, 142, 160, 161, 162, 175, 

201, 233. 
drain near, 18, 142. 
repair of engine-house at, 87. 
receiver of dockage at, appointed, 89. 
watch-house to be erected at, 113. 
lease of, 160. 

improvement of, 162, 163. 
tenement at head of, 179, 180. 
fishermen to use, 183. 
action to recover warehouse on, 194, 

207. 
old buildings, 207, 214, 218, 219, 226, 

239, 240, 247. 



Dock, watch (private) at, 214, 235, 274, 3(Hl. 
town watch at, 290, 303. 
fire at, 290. 

engine and men at, 232, 233, 260. 
inspection of watch on, 253. 
(formerly Bendall's Cove,) 248, 267. 
Leverifs, 136. 
Oliver's, 57, 99, 154. 

(square, 27, 55, 75, 155, 166, 180, 199, 
squar 209, 231, 287. 
squir 

drain in, 27, 75, 199, 231 

(common sewer), 
market in, 256, 269, 270, 288. 
shop, 180. 

tenement fronting, 180, 181, 
193, 194,199,200,205,230. 
Docks an(2 Dockage. (See also Wharves.) 
Dogs, laws concerning, 174, 178. 
Dolphin, the, 314. (See a\So Taverns.) 

Dwchteter/ t ^' ®^' ^2, 86, 127. 278. 282, 313. 
acknowledged by, as inhabi- 
tants of, 313, 317. 
Dosset*s lane, drain in, 206. 
Drains, trustees for proprietors of, 80. 
proprietors of, 136. 
cost of making, etc., 31. 
list of names and amounts chariged, 31. 
(See also the following streets) : — 

Ann struct, Back street. Beer lane, 
Bonnet street. Blind lane, Brattle street, 
Cambridge street, Charter street, Clark 
square, Cold lane, Cornhill, Corn lane. 
Crooked lone. Cross street. Dock square, 
Dossct's lane, Essex street, Fish street, 
Fleet street, Hanover street. Henchman's 
lane, Hollis street, Hull street, Joliefs 
lane, Leveret's lane. Long lane. Love 
street, Lyn street, ^lackrill lane, MarX- 
borough street. Middle street, MUk 
street. Moon street, Newbury street, 
North street. Orange street, Peirse's 
alley, Pond street. Prince street, Pudding 
lane, Queen street, Robinson's alley, 
Salem street, Salutation alley. Ship 
street, Short street. Sliding alley. South 
street. Spring lane, Sudbury street. Sum- 
mer street. Sun court, Swing Bddge lane, 
Tyng's alley. Union street. Water street. 
White Bread alley, Wilson's lane. Wing's 
lane. Wood lane, and also Com and Fish 
markets, and the Dock. • 
Drunkenness, names of drunkards and com- 
mon tipplers to be posted, 171. 



Education, 122, 146, 213, 237. 
Elizabeth (ship)^ list of persons arriving in, 
03. 

Emigration j gp^f * j (See also Ireland,) 

England, J 5, 9, 10, 11, 24, 29,30,82,83, 38, 72, 
Eng'J, i 310. 

Essex \ street, 70, 154, 169, 220, 223, 233, 284, 
Essix \ 9J2. 

drain in, 223. 
Exchange favcrn, 7, 10. (See also Taverns.) 
Execution vs. Samujl Kneeland, 292. 

Starr, , and Warren, » 

suspension of, 50. 
Ezerter, 105. 



Families, visitation of, 7, 15, 122, 146, 195»204, 

212-13. 225. 237. (See also Disorders.) 
Fencing. (See also Perambulations,) 
Ferries. (See the following) : — 
Charlestown. 
Winnisiract, 
to Noddle's Island. 
Fires, rules in case of, 33, 170, 232. 
to prevent theft in time of, 79. 
late, at the dock, 290. 



Index of Places and Subjects. 



343 



Fires, in Fiib etroet, 204, 2O&-0. 
water engines, repairs, 291. 

placed at Long Wharf, 

93. 
inspection of, 14, 83, 79. 
lists of men, 79. 
engines, etc., 123, 124, 128, 170, 172, 173, 
232, 251, 253, 254, 261, 
307,809,312. 
men for, 43, 124, 125, 172, 222, 
232, 233, 251, 260, 261, 265, 
285, 286. 
Fire Wards, appointed, 14, 83, 43, 125, 222, 

224, 225, 232, 233, 285, 286, 318. 
FUh Market, 3, 21, 251, 287. 

drain in, 3. (See also MarkeU.) 

Fish i street, 6, 20, 21, 44, 52, 53, 55, 71, 72, 91, 

Fush t 90, 115. 116, 125, 128, 136, 137, 

138, 139, 140, 155, 159, 166, 176, 

177, 197, 204, 205, 209, 220, 233, 

234, 246, 250, 287, 288, 314. 

drain in, 20, 52, 53, 01, 136, 137, 

159 (common sewer) . 
wharf in 91 
Fleet street, 6, 10, 23,' 57, 72, 84, 85, 98, 110, 
116, 173, 174, 177. 188, 287. 
drain in, 10, 98, 110, 173 (com. 
mon sewer.) 
Fleet Ward, 2. (8ee also Wards or Pre- 
cincts,) 
Fort Hill, 71, 117, 130, 197, 198, 303, 314. 
Fortifications, 47, 55, 58, 89, 161, 162, 172, 175, 
194, 238, 252, 256, 297, 8a3. 
repairs, 47. 
watch at, 73, 267. 
tn decayed condition, 237. (See 
also lAne of Defence.) 
Fox Hill, marsh near, 110. 
house upon, 246. 
Fragg Land ( Fragg'a ? ) , 175. 
France or Canada, emigration ft'om, 107. 

natives of. 111. 
Freeman, James, and others, petition concern' 

ing Sliding alley, 52. 
French, teacher of. 201. 
Frog lane, 203, 236. 

to widen, 252, 255. 

Gallows Hill, 24. 
Oambling, prevention of, 152. 
George, Sign of the, 277, 318. (See also Tav- 
erns,) 
Gibbin's court, 295. 

Gibbes ! l'^^^'-^* ^*7' "*• 
GK>ld8miths. (See also Trade.) 
Good Intent (Brigantine), 243. 
Governor, invitation to, to visit schools, 302. 
and Council, petition to, for pow- 
der, 45. 
account submitted 
to, 64. 
letter to the, 245. 
Governor, (Endicott), Tomb of, 05. 
Grain, purchase of, for town use, 49, 66. 
price of, 13, 47, 62, 109, 146, 247. 
notice of sales of, 62. 
payment for, 69. 
charged to estate of Capt. Oliver 

Noyce, 80. 
for the town, 189. (See also Orana* 
ries.) 
Granaries, to be open for sale of, 108, 121, 
132, 146. 
Indian com on sale at-, 46, €1, 90, 

109, 121, 132, 146. 
Mason's, 199. 
North, 47, 279. 
South, 47, 279. 
consider about a granary, 172, 

194. 
about building a granary at North 

end, 236, 246. 
keeper iq;>p<^ted, 244. 



Granaries, the granary, 3, 13, 19, 30, 49, 146, 
148, 151. 
flrranaiy at North end (north ?) , 245. 
Great Artillerv. (See also Powder and Am- 

munition.) 
Green Dragon, The, 71. (See also Taverns.) 
Green lane, 154. 

widening of, 214. 
Green street, 154. 

GU BrilSr ! *• 29, 30, 199, 213, 253, 293. 

agents from House of Repre- 
sentatives in BoKton to, 192. 
Gun House. (See also Commoni the.) 

Halsey's wh.irt, 151,196. (See also Wharves.) 
Hampton, 224, 21 6. 

iSovour i »^^^» 2, 19, 21, 34, 36, 38, 45, 47, 

55, 70. S4, 104, 105, 116, 
126,130,161,164,165,177, 
187,197,208,211,234,267, 
293, 295. 
drain in, 19, 36, 38, 45, 47, 
130,161,164,211,298,296 
(common sewer). 

Harison*s Yard, 117. 

Harrises Pasture, 123, 128, 

Harrison's Bopewallc, 173. 

Hartford, 21, &, 29, 40, 64, 67. 

Harwich | «oo 

Harwitch t ^^' 

Havana, 10. 

Havar street (Hanover?), 166. 

Havciil (Haverhill), 77, 79. 

Henchman's alley. (See Henchman's lane,) 

Henchan's ) 

Henchman's [ lane, 16, 53, 110. 

Henshman's ) 

drain in, 16, 53, 110, 178 
(common sower) . 

Highway, The. (See Roxbury^ line.) 

Highways. (See also StreetSj highways, etc.) 

Hingham, 37, 64. 

Hog Island, 105. 

Hollis street, drain in, 235. 

Horsshew, The (Horse Shoe?), 164. (See also 
Tavtms.) 

Hospitals. (See also Province Hospital.) 

House of Correction, proposal to build, 76. 

Hubbard's wharf, 175. (See also Wharves.) 

Hudson's Point, 94, 804. 

Hull street, 26, 33, 45, 125, 133, 209. 
drain in, 26. 

Hutchinson's wharf, 196. (See also TFAarvef.) 

Immorality. (See Intemperance, etc.) 
Indian corn, importation of, 46. 

steps to prevent exorbitant 

prices for, 46. 
payment for, 49. 
charged to Estate of Capt. 
Oliver Noyce, 80. (See also 
Breadstuffs.) 
Indians. (See Negroes, Mulattoes and /n- 

dians.) 
Industrious Bee, The {ship), 296. 
Inhabitants, list of (1716-1726), 1. 

admitted, bonds being secured, 62, 
54, 80, 95, 101, 103, 105, lOS, 120, 
124, 133, 140, 157, 159, 160, 163, 164, 
165, 167, 170, 171, 174, 178, 181 , 191, 
199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 208, 210, 213, 
214, 219, 224, 225, 226, 227, 229, 230, 
243, 260, 261, 276, 298, 304, 306. 
and Free-holders, committee ap- 
pointed by, 100. 
vote of, 104, 105. 

act concerning admission of, 283. 
Inmates, warned out, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, II , 12, 13, 
14, 15, 20, 21, 24, 29, 30, 32, S6, 87, 
38, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 52, 54, 56, 67, 
61, 63, 64, 68, 69, 71, 76, 85, 86, 93, 
96, 101, 106, 107, 110, 112, 117. 120^ 



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132, 126, 128, 134, 186, 141, 168, 
154, 167, 200, 217, 224, 226, 229, 243, 
244, 294, 295, 312, 318. 
Inmates, list filed, 7, 11, 15, 36, 46, 52, 57, 61, 
64, 68, 71, 72, 86, 107, 110, 112, 117, 
120, 122, 127, 128,134, 136, 141, 158, 
154, 168, ;^0, 217, 224, 226, 229. 
law ngolnst harboring, 240, 294. 
Innbolders, approved and recommended, 21, 
39, 41, 70, 85, 86, 99, 101, 105, 
116, 127, 139, 140, 141, 154, 155, 
166, 171, 174, 177, 189, 197, 198, 
206, 209, 220, 234, 235, 257, 276, 
286, 287, 313. 
dUallowed, 22, 23, 32, 36, 38, 54, 
56, 100, 115. 116, 117, 127, 128, 
13U, 140, 155, 166, 177, 188, 197, 
198, 209, 210, 221, 235, 256, 258, 
283, 314. (See also Hcencea, 
etc.) 
Inoculation, 90, 91, 97, 98, 194. (See also 

8mall-jf>ox.) 
Insane, case of Mary Hair, 246. 

Elizabeth Wakefield, 275. 
Henry Dove, 313, 315. (See 
also Almea House.) 
Intemperance, immorality, profanity, etc., 
law, informer against breach of, 3, 4, 10, 
19 229 230. 
Ireland, 29* 41, 46, 52, 57, 61, 64, 101, 112, 164, 

167, 200, 275, 310, 311, 312. 318. 
Irland's Farm, 4. 
Isle of May, 57. 



5SS«tl*>'2«'''^'>- 



Jersey (New Jersey), 120. 

Johnson's Lease, 89, 149. 

Joliers lane, drain in, 179. 

Josnph (ship), 308, 309, 310, 315. 

Jury, grand, 74. 

Jurymen, choice of, 75, 76, 121, 135. 

Justices, 4, 7, 15, 2 >, 43, 45, 52, 58, 72, 73, 90, 
91, 9S, 102, 103, 112, 118, 122, 
123, 129, 130, 131, 141, 142, 146, 
147, 158, 167, 168, 181, 195, 202, 
204, 205, 212, 213, 223, 225. 237. 
311, 31 y. 
patrol of town by, 7, 25, 43, 58, 73, 
102, 118, 130, 142, 156, 167, 223. 

Killinorsworth, 122. 
King Road, 308. (Sec also Shipping.) 
King street, 12, 18. 21, 22, 24, 44. 55, 57, 59, 
67, 70, 72, 74, 84, 85, 98, 99. 
104,115, 116, 117, 127,139,155, 
165, 166, 187, 188, 192, 197, 198, 
206, 209, 2:U, 287, 288, 314. 
drain in, 74 (common sewer), 
watch at, 253, 303. 
King Ward, 2, 18. (See also Wards or Pre- 
cincts.) 

Kingston (sloop), with small-pox on board, 

241, 242. 
Kink street (King?), 56. 

Lamb's Dam (Col. Joshua), 222, 278. 
Lands, town's, sale of, for house-lots, 66. 
investment in, 6S. 
marsh and upland on Neck, 

80. 
at Fort Hill, 80. 
marsh on Neck, 115, 123. 
waste land in Brookline, 160. 
improvement of, 110. 
lease of, 24, 26, 34, 48, 68, 75, 

92, 93, 134, 144, 146, 148,164. 

218, 249, 261, 278. 
refusal to renew lease of, 318. 
trespass upon, 114, 121, 143, 

179, 267. 
to hire, disallowed, 71. 



Lands, town's, town's flats sold, 66. 

leased, 240. 
in Dock square, frames re« 

moved, 240. 
shops in, 181, 193, 194,199, 

205,230. 
in Bendall's Cove (the Dock), 

248, 267. 
search for records of, 248. 
at Sconce, 121. 
north side of Merrimac River, 

surveyed, 8, 79. 
lease of, on Neck, 92, 134,208, 

264, 285. 
marsh on Neck, turf cut, 8. 
trespass, 8. 
Deer Island, let. 147. 

fence around, 48 
house (dwelling of N. Wll 
Hams), repairs. 69. 
well for, 100. 
warehouse, 307. 
Lands or Buildings — 
Owners — 

Abram, William, h., 50. 
Alford, Col. John, h., 98, 294. 
Alden, William, 1., 59, h., 

84. 
Allen, Jeremiah, b., 27. 
Allen, John, h., 154. 
Allen, Joseph, h., 40. 130. 
Allen, Silence, h., 217. 

Allen, , 1., 204. 206. 

Amoiy, Thomas, h., 152. 
Armitagc, Jonathan, h., 227. 

Armitage, Capt. . w.h., 

297. 
Atkins, Henry, b., 208. 
, Atkinson, ———,1., 136. 

Bagnel, Benjamin, h., 116. 
Baker, Thomas, 1., 78. 
Balch, Sarah, h., 228. 
Banes, Joseph, h., 127. 
Barber, Elizabeth, h., 84. 
Barnard, James, 1., 16. 
Barrel, John, h., 55, i., 71. 
Barrett, .Jonathan, 1., 78. 
Barton, John, 1., 68. 

Barton, , r.w..l92. 

) I., 17, 27, 
Belcher, Joseph. \ 30. 50; 

) h., 179. 
Belcher, Gov. , h., 212, 

299? 
Belknap, Jeremiah, h., 119, 

131. 
Belknap, Nicholas, I., 128. 
Bell, Ahigall, h., 160. 
Bell, Thomas, h.,r20. 
Bennet, Capt. £li8ha,h., 160, 

182,217,272,273. 
Bennet, Capt. John, h., 87, 

207. 

Bennet, , 1., 318. 

Berry, Daniel, 1., 94. 
Berry, Thomas, 1., 77. 
Bctbunc, George, h., 130. 
Bl^el, Ilanua, h., 84. 
Bill, Jonathan, h., 16. 

Blair, Capt. , h., 291. 

Blish, Abraham, h., 22, 40. 
Blowre, John, h., 206. 
Blunt, Samuel, h., 154. 
Bode, Hanna, h., 84. 
Bodwin, James, h., 208. 
Boon, Nicholas, 1., 27. 
Bowdoin, James, 1., 296. 
Bowdry, John, h., 235. 
Bowman, Jonathan, h., 214. 
Boydell, John, b., 300. 
Boyles, John, h., 152. 
Brandon, Joseph, b., 177, 

w.h., 313. 



Index of Plages and Subjects. 



• 345 



Lands or Baildings— 
Owners — 

Brewer, Nathaniel, 1., 222, 

277. 
Bridge, Ebenezer, 1., 189. 
Bridghom, Henry, h., 21, 99. 
Bridgham, Jos^pb, b., 174. 
Briatow, John, h., 20. 
Bromfleld, Edward, h., 116, 

i., 116, 268. 

Bromflcid, , 1., 230. 

Bronsdon, Bei^amin, h., 161. 
Brown, John, 1., 78, h., 84. 
Brown, Jonaihan, h., 55, 84. 
Brown, Mrs. William, h., 196. 
Browne, Ann, b., 189. 
Buckley, Richard, h., 110. 
Buitinch, Anlno, I., 174. 
Burgess, Bbcnezer, b., 61. 
Bumel, Jonathan, 1., 34. 

Burrel, , h., 204, 206. 

Bushel, John, h., 7**. 

Butler, , b., 12. 

Bosby, James, h., 287, 295. 



-, h., 84. 



Calf,— 

Capron, Tamozen, h., 128. 
Champney, Noah, h., 177. 
Checver, Thomas, 1., 78. 

Cheever, , b., 26. 

Clark, John, h., 235. 
Clark, Capt. Jonathan, h., 

294. 
Clark, Jonas, h., 62, 98, 160. 
Ckirk, Dr. , w.h., 204, 

1. 205 6. 
Clark, Richard, h., 297. 
Clark, Thomas, b., 7. 
Clark, Timothy, 1., 13, 240. 
Cleasby, Ezcklel, h., 17. 
Clerk, WillUm,b, 23. 
Clough, Benjamin, h., 114. 
Clough, Bbcnezer, b., 94. 
Clougb, John, h., 11. 
Cock, William, h., 148. 
Colt, Job, h., 83. 
Coleman, John, b., 55. 
Ck^lson, , h., 295, 1., 

297. 
Colman, Benjamin, b., 165. 
Colson, David, 1., 172, 201, 

287. 

Cook, Dr. , h., 67. 

{ Cook, Elisba, b., 104.. 
I Cooke, Blisbu, b., 192. 

Coomer, , h., 55. 

Comisb, Martha, h., 84. 

Cotton, , 1., 230. 

Cradock, George, b., 142. 
Crease, | Dr. Thomas, b., 40, 
Creese, ) 45, 98, 160. 163. 
Cross, Sarah, b., 39, 70. 

Cunningham, , h., 296. 

Cunningham, Nathaniel, h., 

170. 
Cushing, Thomas, 1., 253, 

w.h., 313. 
Curtlss, William, I., 77, 78. 
Culler, Dr. John, b., 27. 
Cutler, Peter, b., 18. 
Cutler, Philip, b., 166? 177? 

1., lOS, 177? 187? 

Darbie, Capt. , h., 84. 

Davenport, Addington, 1., 4. 
Davis, Capt. Nicholais, h., 

302. 
Davise, Bei^amin, h., 39. 
Dawson, James, b., 208. 
Day, Mark, 1., 44. 
De Coster, John, h., 310. 
Dennis, Ebenezer, h., 136. 
Dcshon, Mrs. , h., 316, 

817. 



Lands or Buildings — 
Owners — 

Dike, Rowland, h., 84. 
Dimond, Mrs. Anne, \ , 16, 

h., 16. 
Dodge, Joseph, h., 99. 

Dorrel, John, b., 84. 
Douglas, Joseph, 1., 78. 
Downe, / Thuraas, b., 95, 
Downes, i 206. 
Downs, William, h., 161. 
Dupee, John, h., 116. 
Durant, Edward, h., 132. 
Dwigbl, Seth, 1., 35. 
Dyer, Col. Gyles, b., 70, 1., 

51, b.,51. 
Dyer, , h., 282. 

Eddy, Caleb, h., 152. 
Edmunds, Joseph, 1., 77. 
Edmunds, Robeit, I., 78. 
Edwards, Thomas, b., 173. 
Ela, John, h., 212, 2'»7. 
£mmes, Nathaniel, h., 135. 

Epps, , b., 117. 

EuHtas, John, h., 21, 70. 
Eustis, Bei^aroin, 1., 228. 

iSrtui, JDavid,h..l88?192. 

Farnham, I Jonaihan, b., 86, 
Farnum, j 178, 176, 209. 
Fenno, Ephraim, h., 41, 55, 

70,288. 
Flack, Mary, h., 22. 

Flagg, , h., 45. 

Forsaith, Capt. Alexander, 

h., 174. 
Foy, William, h., 104. 

Fragg, , 1., 175. 

Franklin, Josiah, b., 151, 152, 

161, 164. 
Freeman, James, h., 21, 61. 
Frizel, John, h., 110. 

Gambarto, Isaac, h., 70? 
Garmar, BamucI, b., 136. 
Gee, Joshua, h., 212, 279. 
Gee, Lalelv, 1., 30, b., 116. 
George, Nicholas, b., 22. 
Gibb, Mary, 1., 71. 

Gibbs, , 1 , 174, 

Gill, Wil.iam, h., 28, 55. 
Gooch, i James, Jr., 1., 95, 
Gouch, \ 102. 
Goodwill, Thomas, 1., 45, h., 

190. 
Goodwin, Nathaniel, I., 27, 

h., 85. 
Governor, The Lieut, b, 27. 

Grant, Widow , h., 125. 

Gray, William, 1., 77. 
Green, Jacob, 1., 78, 
Green, Samuel, 1., 78, h., 

166, 212. 
Greinleif, Samuel, b., 91. 
Grey, Susanna, h., 55, 71. 
Griggs, Jacob, b., 151. 
Grover, Samuel, 1., 78. 

Haley, Samuel, h., 286. 
Hall, Richard, h., 56, 70. 
Halybnrton, Andrew, h., 277. 
Harnett, Peter, h., 227. 
Hancock, Thomas, 1., 299, 
300. 

H«Zi>- ''••»». "»■"■' 
Harris, Robert, b., 206. 

Harris, , 1., 123, 128. 

Harrod, Jobn, I., 10. 
Harwood, John, 1., 163. 



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LandA or Buildings — 
Owners — 

Hatch, Col. Estes, h., 133. 
Hauks, Thomas, !., 78. 
Haunas, John, h., 167. 
Haward, Samuel, i., 78. 
Henchman, Richard, h., 09, 

116. 
Henderson, Capt. John, h., 

263. 
HUl, Henry, 1., 68. 
Hill, John, h., 175. 
Hill, Thomas, h., 175, 214. 

Hill, ,b.,113. 

Hobbs, John,h., 70. 

Holwci, , b., 106. 

Hood, Samuel, h., 192. 
Homden, Ebenezar, 1., 78. 
How, Israel, h., 215. 
How, Widow , h., 281. 

iSS^rf'i JO"-. >>•"».«'• 
Hubbard, Joseph, h., 97. 
Hubbard, I Zechariah, h., 
Hubert, j 119, 131. 
Hunt, Samuel, h., 94. 
Hui*d, Jacob, h., 236. 
Hutchinson, Bei^amin, h., 

142, 196. 
Hutchinson, Eliaklm (heirs 

of), w.h.,207. 
Hutchinson, Thomas, b., 75. 
Hutchinson, Messrs. — — , 

1., 40. 

Ingraham, Job, h., 55, 70. 
Ireland, ,1., 4. 

Jackson, Jonathan, 1., 183, 

251. 
Jarvice, Mary, h., 72. 
Jck«l, John, h., 143, 1., 143. 
Junkens, Samuel, jr., 1., 78. 
Jenks, John, 1., 77, 78. 
Jepson, John, 1., 15, h., 15. 
Jonnson, John, h., 117. 
Jones, Thomas, h., 178. 

• 

Kent, Hanna, h., 86, 89. 

Kent, , h., 85, 282. 

Knceland, Solomon, h., 215. 
Elilby, John, 1., 35. 

Lamb, Col. Joshua, 1., 68, 222. 
Lamson, John, h., 17. 
Lane, John, h., 70, 84, 86. 
Langdon, Josiah, 1., 28. 
Langdon, Mary, h., 128. 
Larg, Jonathan, 1., 78. 
Leadbetter, Ebenezer, h., 

86, 127. 
Lee, Thomas, h., 23, 137. 
Leveret, John, 1., 95. 
Lewis, Ezckiel, 1., 143. 
Lillie, Theophilus, 1., 175. 
Lillo, John, h., 85. 

Lindall, , b., 55. 

Livermore, William, h., 128. 
Lock, Edward, b., 179. 
Lord, Joseph h., 84. 
Loring, Jonathan h., 219, 1., 

251. 
Loring, ) Nathaniel, h., 34, 
Louring, ) !•• 142. 

Luce, , w. h., 211. 

Luckish, Oliver, h., 129. 
Lumsdel, Annie, h., 84. 
Lutwiche, | Edward, h., 177, 
Lutwyck, S 102. 

Maccarty, Elizabeth, h., 10. 
Man, Charles, h., 6. 
Man, William, h., 55, 84. 
Marriner, Joshue, h., 18. 



Landa or Buildings — 
Owners — 

Marshall. William, h., 278. 
Mather, Uev. Increase (hcin 

of), h., 126. 
Mccarte, (Maccarty?) Mrs. 

b., 199. 

Mcers, Samuel, h., 26, 118. 
Meriam, Ebenezer, b., 78. 
Middlecut, Madame — -, 

h., 55. 
Miles, Rev. Samuel, h., 47. 
Miller, Elisabeth, h., 154. 
Miller, John, h., VO? 
Minzies, ( John, h., 70, 84, 
Mizes, S 110- 
Mounijoy, Martha, h;, 99. 
Mower, lUchard, 1., 78. 

Newhall, Jacob, 1., 77. 
Newhall, Joseph, 1., 77. 
Noyce, Belcher, h., 231. 
Noyes, Oliver, h., 36. 
North, Stephen, h., 21. 

Odling, , h., 55. 

Oliver, Daniel b., 55. 
Oliver, Capt. Nathan, I., 275. 
Olten, John, h., 90. 
Orang, Robert, h., 127. 

Page, Edward, b., 85. 
Pain, Thomas, h., 92. 
Pain, William, h., 86. 
Parker, Jacob, b., 98, 145, 
161. 

Parker, , h., 136. 

fU 28, 

Parkman,William,^ J^' ^^|| 

1218. 
Parmitor, Joseph, h., 137, 

138. 
Parote, Biiant, h., 200. 
Pastry, Mrs. Margaret, h., 

120. 
Payson, Joseph, h., 152. 
Pearce, Nathaniel, h., 84, 127. 
Pearks, Stcphtm, h., 116. 
Pecker, Daniel, h., 56, 123. 
Pelton, Peter, h., 84. 
Phelps, Jane, h., 39. 
Phillips, Thomas, h., 197, 

247. 
Pickering, Elizabeth, h., 39. 
Pidgion, Henry, h., 212. 
Pierson, Priscilla, h., 70. 
Pim, John, h., 138. . 
Pitson, James, h., 21, 27. 
Pitts, Capt. James, h., 55. 
Pitts, John. 1., 183. 

Pitts, , b., 166. 

Pollard, BcivJamin, h., 217. 
Poner. David, 1., 78. 

Poxston, Capt. , h., 113. 

Prat, John,!., 78. 

Pratt, } Thomas, h., 17, 67, 

Prat, t 100, 182, 1., 4, 150. 

Price, , 1., 317. 

Prince, Thomas, h., 176. 
Proctor, Edward, h., 311. 

Rachel, John, h., 272. 

Km\i8i™«°'»^"l«>'ll«- 
Rand, William, h. and 1 , 27a 
Randle, William, b.,201. 
Ranger, Elizabeth, h., 39. 
Ranger, John, h., 6. 
Ray, Caleb, h., 236. 

Rawson, , 1., 18. 

Read. John, h., 211. 



Ikdes of Pieces and Subjects. 



347 



or BoildiDgs ~ 
Owners — 

||S^(H«ry.L.78. 

RichardaoD. Rkbard, b., 134. 

RobiiMon, Capi. , 1., ao. 

Roby, Jo«epD, b., 140. 
Bogen, Samuel, b., 157. 
Boien, 8imoQ» 1., 135, b.. 

190,221. 
Bojall, Jacob, b., 181. 
Royall, Samuel, b., 145. 
Ruck, Tbomas, b., 137. 
Rusaell, Benjamin, h., 201. 
RoMell, , 1., 235. 

Bale, ) Jobn, b., 21, 44, 57, 
Bales, i 83. 116, 167. 
Sanders, Robert, b., 40. 
Savage, Col. Tbomas, b., 21. 
Sergent, Joaepb, 1., 150. 
Sewall, Hon. Samuel, I., 123. 
Sbarp, Bllzabetb, h., 84. 
Bbeafe, Samson, 1., 06. 
Sboot, I William, b., 27, 1., 
Sbute, ( 125. 
Sigemow, i Andrew, b., 
Sigoamev, \ 163,209. 
Skinner, Tbomasine, b., 125, 

1., 125. 
Bmallpeice, > Olive, h., 71, 
Smallpeece, j 84. 
Smith, Robert, b., 86. 
Smith, Sarah, h., 101, 115. 
Southack, Capt. Cyprian, 1., 

66,246. 
Spooner, John, h., 247. 

iSSK' i John. 1.. 66. 108. 

Stephens, Grace, b., 179. 
Stevens, Gamon, h.,217. 

Steward, Dr. . 1., 172. 

Blocker, Samuel, 1., 78. 
Stocker, Thomas, 1., 78. 
Stoddard, Simon, h., 13, 36. 
Sutten, William (heirs of)> 
b., 84. 

Tay, , b., 164. 

Thacher, Peter, h., 166. 
Thomas, William, h., 137. 
Thomas, Wiloughby, b., 84. 
Thornton, Joshua, 1., . 174, 

175. 

Tilley, , r. w., 17. 

Tinney, Gersbam, h., 151. 
Tolman, Rebecca, b., 102, 

177, 197. 
Tomlin, Sarah, h., 44, 59. 
Torrey, Jobn, h., 133. 
Townsend, James, h., 297. 
Townsend, Soloman, 1., 27, 

28. 
Turell, Joseph, b., 208, b., 

176. 
Turell, Samuel, b., 173. 

Upham, John, 1., 78. 
IJpham, Nathaniel, I., 78. 
Upham, Phineas, jr., 1., 78. 
Upbam, Samuel, 1., 78. 

Vassall, Leonard, 1., 164. 

Vassell, M^j. > b., 174. 

Verlng, Mercy, b., 39. 
Vial, Mary, h., 101. 
Vybert, Sarah, b., 85. 

Wadland, James, b., 212. 
Wainwrigbt., Fr., 1., 66. 
Waldo, (jomellus, 1,, 95, b., 

300. 
Waldo, Susan, b., 298. 
Walker, Isaac, b., 200. 



Lawla or Buildings ~ 
Own<rrs — 

Walker, Jubn. b.. 178. 

Walltry. , I., 18, 

WalUs, , b., ». 

Warden, Kram'Js. h.. 1*7. 
Wardwell, Jonnthau. h., 45. 
Warner, Uilbt^rt, b.. ££&. 
Walts, Daniel, b.. U15, 211. 
Wayt, Jobu. I., 78. 
Wavt, Jonathan. I., T8. 
WoDb, Jobn, h., 176. 
Webber, Capt. WllUam, b., 

173, 177. 
Webster. WlUlara, I., 37. h., 

61. 
Welles, i Samuel, b., 157, 1., 
Welli, i 222.277. 
West, John, b., 96. 
Wharton, Thomas, b.. 231, 

235. 
Wheelwright. John, h., 179. 
Wbltemore, Daulol. I.. 06. 
Wblteraore, John. h.. 2;U. 
WhItterage, I liKhard, h.,84, 
WiUeridge, i 9U. 

J Wllcol. , b.. 72. 

} Woolcot, Jo8iah? 
Wilkoeou, I Inaao. b.. 78, 1 , 
Wllkins<in, \ 77,78. 
Wilkinson, Kdwurd. h., 85. 
WilliamM, Jonathan, 1,117. 
Willi«ton, Tl)uma«, h.. 163. 
Wimble, Jumoii, h., 313. 
Wi.iBlow, Joshua, 1., 135. 

Winthrop, Madam ^— >, I., 40. 
Wolland, t.lohn, h., 116, 
Wellnud, I 123. 
Wood, lUchard, h., 57. 

Woolf, , 1., 175-76. 

Worrawail, Sarah, h., 6, 86P 
Wright, Mary, h., 177. 

Young, Anthony, b., 84. 
Young, William, h., 34. 
Youngmau, Ebenoser, b.. 
159. 
Larmnn, Robert, and otherst petition. (Se« 

Quarantine.) 
Laws agoinut harboring inmates, 240, 204. 
Landmarks. (See Three County heap cf 

Stones.) 
Leather. (Sec also 7Vi;mor<0«.) 
LeocBtor, (LolceMter?) 93. 
Lcvorit'0 Dock, old common sewer, 136. 
Leverlt's ; lane, 34, 55, 187, 197, 207, 3U0. 
LevcroU ) drain in. 34, 267, 300 (oonu 

roon sewer). 



fe^xcnC' !"*•!»»• 



Library, town, donation to prooiiru hooka for, 

Licenses, for sale of winoH, liquom, etc., pub* 
lie housoN, victuallurM, etc., nl. 
Icwed, 0, 7, 21, 22. 24, 25, 32, 39, 
40, 41, 42, 44, 55, 60, 59, 70, 71, 72, 
84, 85, 87, 98,99, 10Q, lUl, 102, 105, 
115, 116, 117, 127, 128, 139, 140, 141, 
154, 155, 185, 106, 176, 177, 179,1 H7, 
188, 197, 198, 199, 201 , 206, 208, 209, 
210, 219, 220, 233, 235, 257, 286, 287, 
813, 314. 
di«allowed, 6, 7, 10, 22, 23, 21, 25, 32, 
36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 54, 55, 56, 71, 
84, 115, 116, 117, 127, 140, 155, 166, 
177, 179, 188, 198, 209, 220, 234, 235, 
257, 258, 287, 288, 314. 
renewal of (or removal to an/Hhor 
houM;), 6, 7, 67, 84, 85, 86, H9, 91, 
104, 118, 125, 138, 160, 167, 171, 189, 
192, 198, 199, 210, 212, 221, 225, 
233, 234, 236, 256, 306, 310, 313. 



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City Document No. 77. 



Licenses, objection to renewal of, 20, 43, 128, 
129, lee, 167, 174, 177, 189, 198, 
210.221,256,306. 
withdrawn, 21, 24, 40. 
lists returned, 38, 54, 128, 177, 180, 
198, 210, 221, 223, 256, 306. 
Llllie*8 wbarfe, 39. (Bee also Wharwa.) 
Line ( of deffenee, 55, 73, 102, 118, 129, 130, 
Lyne) 141,142,144,156,168,223. (iSeeaUo 

FormicaHona,) 
Ldsbon, 167. 
Loan, town, 13, 14, 47. 

for spinning school, 80; 
to the town, 279. 
Logwood Tree, Slgne of the, 225. (See also 

Taverns.) 
London, 2, 29, 32, 52, 65, 103, 159, 163, 167, 

168, 170, 178, 181, 202, 214, 224, 261, 296. 
Long Island, 134. 

Long lane, 28, 70, 71, 84, 85, 86, 99, 136, 142, 
151, 188, 198, 206, 220, 310, 314. 
drain in, 2S, 142, 151, 2U6 (com. 
mon sewer). 
Long wharf, 22, 27, 65, 93, 113, 147, 166, 177, 
179, 187, 197, 205, 2o9, 233, 255, 278, 283, 
288,296,314. (See also W/iarvea.) 
Lord's Day, the, concerning profanation of, 
142,156,168,171,223. 
mies for watch upon, 7, 25, 118, 

158, 223. 
watch upon, 43, 58, 72, 102, 118, 
129, 141, 156, 168, 223. 
Love lane, 188, 197. 
Love street, 55, 71, 209, 251, 287. 

drain in, 71 (common sewer), 
extension to Salem street, 214. 
Lynn, 147, 275. 

line, perambulation, 17, 67, 111, 150, 151, 

182, 183, 216, 217, 272, 273. 
p(>tition of inhabitants of, 77, 78. 
town poor boarded in, 275. 
Lyn ) street, 18, 21, 39, 46, 52, 55, 61, 65, 99, 
Lin { 114,115,137,138,139,140,154, 

Linn ) 155, 157, 166, 177, 188, 192, 197, 

198, 214, 225, 234, 287. 
drain in, 18, 46, 61, 114, 137, 214 
(common sewer). 

Mabrongh street, 55. (Marlborough?) 
Malbroughed, ) 72, 85. (See also Tav- 
Mariborous llead, | ems.) 
Mackrill ) lane, 22, 55. 105, 127, 139, 210, 287. 
Mackril \ drain in, 105. 

Mackrel ) repairing bridge in, 58. 

paving, 59, 187. 

street, 2, 18, 34, 45, 55, 56, 70, 
71, 90, 91, 98, 99, 



Malboro 
M alb rough 
Molborough 
Maul hero 
Muulborou 
Maulborough 
Maulbrou 
Maulbro 



MSmd?i, i w. «"». »«• 



117, 127, 160, 163, 
165, 170, 177, 188, 
197, 209, 210, 236, 
263, 270, 288, 293, 
237, 314. 

drain in, 34, 45, 00, 
91, 98, 160, 163, 170, 
263, 270 (common 
sewer). 



line, perambulation, 17, 67, 111, 150, 
151, 182, 215, 216, 217, 272, 273. 
to be indemnidcd for paupers be* 

longing in Boston, 262. 
petition of inhabitants of, 77, 78. 
Manchester, 134. 
Mareschftl do Asfcldt, The (ship), 290. 

MaJblehead, ! ^^ 36, 72, 86, 110, 141, 153, 154. 
Marlsets, 227, 230, 251, 255, 263, 264, 265, 269, 
270. 
sale of meat in, 255, 269. 
cleaning of, 269. (See also the fol- 
lowing, Corrit FUht Nai^th, and 
South.) 



Marriages, celebration of royal, 253, 301, 302. 
Marshall's lane, 56, 314. 
Marshes, town, 8. 

Humny, 17. 
on the neck, 80. 
near Fox Hill, 110. 
salt, 150. 

at bottom of the Common, 161. 
Marshfleld, 134. 

Martin's Vineyard (Martha's?), 108. 
Maryland, 137, 163. 

Mason's Granary, 199. (See also Granaries.) 
Massachusetts, Colony of, grant of 1,000, acres 
for use of Free School, to 
town of Boston, 79. 
survey of same by Messrs. 
John (j-ardener und Samuel 
Danforth, 79. 
Masschusetts Bay, Province of, 92. 

unappropriated lands be- 
longing to, 82. 
Measures. (See also Weights and Meas- 
ures.) 
Meat, sale of unfit, 289. (See also MarP-ets.) 

Meeting-houses or churches, at Rumny marsh, 

25, 58. 
brick, in Corn- 
hill, 55, 130. 
New North, 112, 

113, 233. 
Old North, 113, 

130, 227. 
Old South, 113. 
New South, 130, 
179. 
Mr. Colman's (Brattle street), 

217. 
Old church (Summer street), 

174, 175. 
on main street to Roxbury, 
206. 
Mendon, 110. 

Merchants' Row, 234, 288, 313, 314. 
Merchants' > Row, 
Mercht. \ Roe, 

brick warehouse belonging to 

town, in, 152, 160, 302, 307. 
repairs of warehouse in, 160. 
relating to paving of, 2.30, 241. 
Merchants' watch, 214, 215, 235, 274, 296, 301. 
Merrimao River, 3. 

farm for free school, on, 79. 
Merry meeting Bay, 01. 
Middle / street, 2, 12, 13, 15, 19, 30, 33, 34, 
Midle t 39, 56, 84, 87, 99, 113, 115, 

116, 117, 123, 125, 129, 139, 
176, 187, \%\ 197, 198, 208, 
209,217,287,288,314. 
drain in, 2, 12, 19, 30, 34, 
56, 87, 208, 217 (common 
sewer) • 
Milk street, 2, 18, 19, 24,55, 67, 74, 79, 86, 87, 
98, 99, 101, 105, 113, 116, 129, 
133, 158, 174, 188, 196, 198, 201, 
220, 233, 287, 288, 310, 314. 
drain in, 67, 79, 98, 1'29, 133, 196, 

201 (common sewer) . 
encumbrances in, 86, 276. 
Mill, the, 314. 
bridge, 113. 
creek, 66, 176. 
pond, drain into, 10, 30. 

building near, to erect, 18, 26, 95, 

135. 
distillery near, 227. 
stream, repairs of bridge over, 182. 
house, 104. 
(horse), 147. 
Mills, grist, 77, 78. 

north, 246, 279. (See also Windmills.) 
Mills, Mr. Edward, vote as to assistance for, 
during illness, 218. 



Index op Places and Subjects. 



349 



MlllB, Mr. Edward, cjnditlon of school lately 

under charge of, 226. 
widow of, to be indemni- 
fied, 240. 

Milton, 6, 8, 26, 57. 

Minot's Tee or Tea (T wharf), 166, 177, 188. 
(8ee also Wharves.) 

MiBtick, 46. 

Molton's Island, 150. 

Monte Ueal (Montreal), 317. 

Monuments. (See also JSurying-grounda.) 

Moon street, 50, 188, 198, 314. 
drain in, 50. 

Moul Head, 98. 

Misconges, 93. 

N (Newtown?), order to selectmen of, 

concerning Mr. John Barber, 51. 
Nantasket, 280. 
Nantes, 280. 

Navigation, instruction in. (See Schools.) 
Neck, the, 154. 

lease of land on, 92, 264, 285. 

cows at large on, 114, 151, 157, 290. 

grave diggers at, 115. 

tavern on, 277. 

Negroes, 5, 8, 9, •^, 32, 37, 42, 59, 64, 68, 72, 

81,82,83,223,243. 
and Mullattos, free, 8, 41, 42, 82, 83, 

100, 145. 
employment of, 0, 42, 59, 76, 106, 

109, 145. 
persons appointed to direct, 60, 83, 

106, 145. 
sureties for firee, 75. 
Mullattos, and Indians, not allowed 

burial on the Lord's-day, 115. 

graves of, 263. 
urial of, 283. 
Newbery 37. 

Newbery 'J street, 7, 39, 40, 65, 56, 65, 70, 71, 
Newbry I 84, 99, 126, 132, 139, 140, 

Neubery f 156, 165, 172, 176, 177, 

Nubery J 187, 188, 198, 2ul, 209, 

210, 228, 233, 285, 237, 
287, 288, 297, 314. 
drain in, 65, 132, 223, 228, 
235 (common sewer). 
New Burying-place, 69. (See also Burial- 

places.) 
Newcastle (Newcastle), 808, 315. 
New England, 92, 167. 
Newfoundland, { ■,., ^q « ^ «« »» in-, 
Newfondland, ( "' ^^' ^*' ^^' ^•^®^' 
New Hampshire, | ^^g gSO. 
New Hampsheir, | ' 

province of, bills of credit 

on, 66. 
French from, 107. 
New London, 154, 159. 
New North Meeting House, 112, 113. 

engine and men near, 233. (See also 
Meeting -Houses.) 
New South Meeting- House, bells for town 
meetings rung at, 130. 
deed of land to, 179. (See also Meeting' 
Houses.) 
New York, 6, 32, 69, 107, 110, 120, 126, 127, 
128, 134, 136, 153, 154, 167, 168, 226, 229, 
297, 298, 317. 
Newtown (Newton), 6, 168. 

Noddle's i^^^^^d, 161. 265. 

North Britain, 154. 

North Burying-place, 20, 21, 33, 44, 45, 49, 67, 

102,103,125,120,148, 

241,252,276,278,291, 

305. 
sexton of, 227. (See 

also Burial-places.) 
North Carolina, 126, 167, 291, 296. 
North Church, 211, 254. (See also dfeeUng- 
Houses.) 



North End, 49, 52, 65, 79, 170, 189, 245, 246, 

253, 264. 
North Island, 113. j| 

North Market, 253, 282, 288, 3|8> 319. (See 

also Markets.) \^ 

North Meeting-House, (Old?) pS, 251, 265. 

(See also Meeting-Houses.)i 
North street, 7, 16, 17, 20, 23,t,A0, 64,62,94, 
113, 129, 163, I77S18O, JA7, 188, 
197, 208, 213, 21^Ii2»2, f^. 
drain in, 16, 17, 20r50».62, 94, 
177, 179, 208, 21^ ^15. (com- 
mon sewer). ^^ ^ 

North Ward, 2. (See also Warda pr iVe- 

cincts.) 
Nutfield, 122. 

Oath of office, 305. 
Ocrecock (Ocracoke), 291. 
Oil, Linseed, manuflEtcture of, 147. 
Old Burying-place, 19, 28, 37, 44, 61, 65, 241, 
262, 282, 292. (See also Burial-places.) 
Old Church (Summer street), 174. 

land staked off near, 175. (See 
also Meeting- Houses.) 
Old Meeting-House 271. (See also Meeting' 

Houses.) 
Old North Meeting-House, 113, 227. 

bells to be rung f')r town meetings, 130. 
(See also Meeting- Houses.) 
Old South Meeting-House, 113. (See also 

Meeting-Houses.) 
Old way, 39. 
Oliver's Dock, 57, 99, 154. *'.XSee also 

Wharves.) v . 

Orange ) street, 11, 30, 59, 70, 85, 56, 99, 117, 
Oraing } 128, 13J, 155, 1^5, 171, 177, 

Orang ) 188, 197, 198, 206, 207, 209, 

210, 213, 215, 217,f228, 231, 
233, 235, 260, 2S1, 286, 288, 
297, 314. : 

drain in, 80, 59, 96, 206, 207, 
213, 217. 228, 231, 235, 286 
(common sewer)., 
limekiln in, 11. 
repairs, 297. 
posts, 152. 
buildings in, 157. 
Orange Tree (brigantine) , 243. 
Orders, Town, burials, 22, 87, 115, 262, 283. 
fire, 33, 128. ^. , 

children, 14. 
about chimneys, 61. 
making, 19. 
concerning Mr. John Barber^ 

61. 
cleaning streets, 42, 69,82, .^61. 
transgression of, 3, 10, 125. 
copies of, given to sextons and 

bell-ringers, 22. 
about graves, 263. 
about quarantine, 76. 
town dock and wharves, post- 
ing, 162. 
forestallitig the market, 178, 

263, 265. 
the Neck, watch on the Lord's- 

day, at, 43, 118. 
merchants' watch, 301. 
watch, 303. 

perambulations, 160, 216, 210. 
Ordnance, 298. 

great artillery, 71, 262. 

Paddye's alley, 16, 208. 
Parrot's wharf, 151. (See also Wharves.) 
Partition walls, appraisal of, 71, 247. 
line of, 35. 
viewing, 300, 806. 
Passengers, concerning, 212, 244, 213, 282, 
312. 
lists of, 63, 64. 
law concerning, 244, 311. 
Peine*s alley, drain in, 86. 



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Pelrse*8 lano, 10. 

Pemaquid, 226, 229. 

Pensilvania, i » i^, 

Pencllvania, j ^' ^"'' 

Perambulations, proceedings of, recorded, 

150. (See also Charleatoton, Boxbury, 

Maldefit LynUf Reading.) 
Pest-house, 19, 76, 309. (flee also Deer 

Itlandt Spectacle Island.) 

PhilcdlljwS; ] 32. 86, 137. 167, 168, 224, 812. 

Piscatiqua, ^ 

Piscattiqua, ! 18, 52, 76, 86, 154, 224, 226, 278, 

Pescataqua, f 295. 

Piscataque, 

Pitu* wharf, 139, 197. (See also WJ^rvea.) 

Polls, ratable, return of, 191, 201, 222, 258. 

estates, 191. 
Pond street, 51, 70, 99, 116, 286. 

drain in, 51 (commoA aewer). 
another watch-house to be 

erected on, 112, 113. 
a new watch-house on, 202. 
old one to be removed from, 202. 
Pond Ward, 2. (See also Warde or Pre- 

cincti.) 
Poors wharf, 6, 39, 151, 177, 212. (See also 

Wfutroee.) 
Poor, admitted to almshouse, 66, 108, 137, 275, 
294, 296, 297. 
condition of, to be ascertained, 122, 

146, 181, 204, 213, 225, 237. 
boarded out, in Lynn, 275. 
Poor, Overseers of, 4, 15, 25, 66, 108, 110, 124, 

135, 181, 194, 195, 204, 
205, 212, 213, 214, 224, 
225, 226, 237, 238, 268, 
275. 294, 296 
patrol of town by, 43. 

Pound, towQ, 73. 

at llumny n^arsh, 51. 
Powder and Ammunition, 45, 61, 70, 104, 119, 
248, 252, 291. 
care or storage of, 61, 119. 
to be procured, 248. 
inventory of, 248. 
for trial of cannon, 252. 
theft of, 291. 
Powder House, The, 45, 61, 104, 119, 248. 

complaint of watch at, 253. 
inspection of watch at, 253. 
^nce \ street, 5, 30, 56, 84, 85, 86, 89, 94, 99, 
Princ t 116, 125, 135, 140, 148, 163, 

174,176, 178, 179, 197, 209, 
212, 228, 233, 234, 250, 255, 
278, 279, 287, 298. 
drain in, 30, 85, 89, 125, 135, 
140, 148, 174, 178, 179, 212, 
228, 278, 279, 298 (common 
sewer), 
paving of, 85, 275. 
expense of sewer, 89. 
lime kiln near, 94. 
highway laid out, 94. 
lime kiln on beach near, 94. 
Printing, advertising, and posting, 240, 289. 
of tickets, 3, 18, 88, 114, 115. 
notices in public prints, 253, 279, 

280, 285, 290, 294. 
by-laws, 298. 
Prison, The, engine and men kept at, 232, 

261. 
Profanity. (See Intemperance, etc.) 
Province Galley («Aip), 9. 
Province Hospital, 54, 97, 98. 
Province Town, 200. 
Prudent Hannah, The (sAio), 313. 
Pumps, town, assessment for, 228. 
mending, 243. 
near school-house in Queen street, 74. 



Puding ) 

Pudden { lane, 116, 127, 209, 236, 255. 

Puden ) 

drain in, 236 (common 
sewer;. 

Quarantine, 59, 76, 82, 90, 131, 241, 281, 809, 

810, 815. (See also Smali-pox.) 
Queen I street, 7, 21, 24, 27, 40,41, 56, 70, 74, 
Qween j 100, 101, 127, 140, 144, 164, 

187, 211, 245, 259, 261, 265, 
287, 303. 
drain in, 40, 41. 
Queen's ) head, Signe of the, 174, 225. (See 
Quen's ( also Taverns.) 

Bainsford's lane, 267. 
Rauscn's / ,„„^ « -iia 
Rason's pane, 2, 116. 

building fironting on, 230» 

231. 
posts set up in, 253. 
Rawson's land, 18. 

Kf • ! «»• 

lino, perambulation, 17, 67, 111, 150, 
151, 182, 183, 216, 217, 272, 273, 
274. 
petition of inhabitants, 77, 78. 
Records, book of town, 30, 149, 157, 160, 162, 
190. 
search of, for information concern* 

ing Bendal's Cove, 248. 
office for, and delivery of, to the 

new clerk, 249, 250, 267. 
of Timber buildings, 231. 
Representatives, choice of, 8, 18, 37, 51 , 68, 

70,82,86,97,111,126,137, 
151, 163, 170, 174, 184, 203, 
207, 218, 230, 252,292, 295. 
House of, 158, 192, 208, 211. 
(Sec uldo Assembly,) 
Rents, account of, 152. 

due, 292. CSee also Lands.) 
Road / Island, 18, 29, 86, 57, 93, 110, 122, 
Rhode ( 126, 134, 137, 141, 153, 154, 

157, 167, 168, 199, 217, 229, 
243. 
bills of credit on, 66. 
Robinson's alley, drain in, 62 (common sew^ 

er). 
persons using sewer in, 62. 
expenses defrayed for sew- 
er in, 62. 
Roby's wharf, 151, 196. (See also Wharves.) 
Rope dancing, eto., permit to exhibit refused, 

259, 26U. 
Ropewalk, The, l.'i5. 177. 
Ropewolko Pasture, distillery on, 95. 
LLousAck 14 

Roxbury, 6,' 11, 14, 25, 26, 73, 119, 136, 156, 
157, 167, 190, 206, 221, 222, 276, 
277. 
line, perambulation, 26, 73, 118, 

156, 157. 189, 190, 221, 276, 277. 
watch on the Neck, 156, 168. 
Roxbury lino, 73, 221. 

Rumny Marsh, 17, 69, 94, 111, 150, 182, 183, 

197, 198, 217, 272. 
removal of pound, 17. 
inhabitants of, warned, 17. 
pound, 17, 51. 

hearing on, 64. 
com mill at, 94. 
scavengers, 94. 
highway in, to be mended, 
25, 105. 
new, in, 276, 278. 
viewed for repairs, 

144. 
repairs deferred. 
270. 
Rutland, 164, 167. 
Rye. (See Breadstvffs.) 



Index of Peaces and Subjects. 



351 



Salaries, Nathaniel Williams, 75. 
Pcleg Wis wall, 124. 
Natbaniei Oliver, 248. 
Joseph Green, 100. 
of His Excellency the Governor, 178. 
Mr. Hicks, 227. 
Mathias Cowdery, 2ft5. 
Middlecot Cooke, 267. (Seo also 
Repreaentativeit Ckno-keeper.) 
Balem, 11, 15. 33, 76, 77, 137, 140, 154. 
Salem street, 16, 26, 89, 09, 114, 174, 175, 197, 
198, 214, 219, 231. 
draiti in, 16, 89, 114, 175, 219, 
231 (common sewer). 
Salt lane, 155. 
Salt marsh, 150. 

Salutation, The, \ 39, 65, 70, 84, 99, 174, 212, 
Sallutatioa, Yc, S 313. (See also 7'aoem«.) 

r.irtiss ! """y. «*■ "«. !««• 

drain in, 82. 
Saybrook, ; on i«w 
Scabrook. \ ^^* ^^' 

Scarlet's ; wharf, 7, 55, 72, 138, 225,314. (See 
Scalet's \ also Wharves.) 
Scavengers, work and duties, 2, 18, 41, 42, 

44, 59, 82, 94, 109, 145, 148. 
School street, 21, 41, 71, 83, 99, 118, 209, 303, 

309. 
Schools, farm of 1,000 acres, bounds of, 77, 79. 
teachers approved, 48, 49, 51, 53, 66, 
94,100,108,131, 161, 248, 
249, 258. 
resignation of, 131. 
assistout, 100, 170, 248. 
dismissed, 100. 
salaries of, 248. 
free, 08, 77, 153, 176. 
public Grammar, 83. 
Latin, 41. 
North, 49, 51, 53. 
South, 94, 248, 258. 

master of, 101. 
assistant of, salary of, 248. 
Queen street, 74. 
houses, repairs, 241. 
care of, 41. 
cellar for, 100. 

petitions to keep, approved, 
2,65,108,140,201,204, 
242, 258, 268, 276, 282, 
283. 
disapproved, 8. 
writing, 2, 47, 65, 108, 205, 
218. 
north, 218. 

regulations, 
53. 
visitations of, 134, 153, 165, 
176, 202, 241, 242, 254, 275, 
302, 305. 

Scotto's Dock, 25. 

Sconce, 45, (.1, 71, 79, 104, 119, 205. (See also 

Battery, South,) 
Sconce street, 287, 314. 
Sea horse («Ai/>),81, 82. 
Sea street, 16'>, 166, 177, 187. 

linds abutting on, 292. 
Seeconck, 72. 
Selectmen, dinners, 242, 254, 802. 

to patrol the town, 43, 58, 73, 102, 

178,130, 142, 156, 168. 
book of, 81, 112, 118, 122, 179, 182, 

192. 
choice'of, 82, 110, 124, 13.5, 148, 172, 
194, 196, 205, 214, 226, 238, 268. 
list of, 50, 68, 72, 102, 103, 129, 131, 
141,202,268,289, 290, 291, 293, 
294, 295, 2o'6, 298, 299, 300, 301, 
302, 304, 305, 306, 307, 808, 809, 
310, 311, 312, 313, 316, 316, 317, 
318. 



Sewers. (Seo Drains.) 
Sheaf street, 146. 

Ship street, 12, 14, 17, 26, 28, 48, 82, 99, 101, 

116, 155, 161, 165, 106, 169, 174, 

176, 177, 187, l^S, 197, 198, 208, 

211, 212, 218, 287, 313, 314. 

drain in, 12, 17, 26, 48, 82, 161, 

218 (common sewer), 
nuisance in, 125. 
vote concerning nuisance in, 126, 
131. 
Ship Yard, The, 94. 

Shipping) ships, vessels, etc., 6, 69, 63, 76, 201, 

242, 243, 244, 
246, 280, 293, 
296, 808, 309, 
312, 813. 
sale, 9. 

beacon for, 807. 
King Road, 308. 
ship-building, 121, 125, 129. 
(boats), 143. 
Short Hand. (See fdso Trade (or calling), 

permit to exercise.) 
Short street, drain in, 61 (common sewer). 
Shrimpton'8 lane, 117,176, 197, li«8, 210, 314. 
Qhute,Gov€rnor, memorial (or report) of, 121. 
Signs, liberty to erect, 800. 
Slaughter Uouso, objected to, 9, 40. 
Slaves (from Barbadues), 243. 
Sliding alley, closing of, 62. 

objection to closing of, 62. 
right of way claimed, 62. 
case refeiTed to Justices, 62. 
decision concerning, 65. 
drain in, 191. 
Slip, town's, at bottom of Coney's lane, 249, 
easterly side of Orange street, 
95. 
Small Point, 93, 112. 
Small-pox, cases of, 81, 82, 308. 

measures to prevent spread of, 81, 
83, 89, 90, 95, 97, 142, 194, 241. 
242, 243, 245, 246, 308, 810, 315. 
quarantine of vessels having on 
board (real or supposed) cases 
of, 59, 76, 81, 'J2, 142, 241, 242, 
308, 810, 815. (See also Dis- 
eases, Infectious,) 
Snow Hill, 30, 83, 299. 

South Burying ground or place, 11, 18, 51, 73, 
81, 95, 103, 104, 119, 120, 124, 127, 143, 
144, 146, 158, 159, 162, 163, 164, 169, 
172, 173, 184, 189, 192, 194, 241, 263, 
282, 285, 236, 300. 
enlargement of, 80. 
drain in, 73, 81. 
list of tombs on south line of, with names 

of those using same, 184, 185. 
bull house in, 285. 
grass let, rent abated for, 172. 
brick wall in, 292. (See also BuHal- 
jalaces ) 
South Carolina, 52, 57, 310. 
South End, 100, 1 12, 113, 151, 155, 169, 175, 192, 

211,282. 
South Market-houses, 288, 318. 

scales and weights, 288, 313. (See also 
Markets.) 
South River, 16, 66, 150. 
South street, 27, 188, 208, 209, 287. 

drain in 27 (common sewer) . 
South Ward, 2. (Sec also Wards or Precincts.) 
Spain, emigration from, 282. 

failure to give list, 282. (See also Pas- 
sengers.) 
Spectacle Island, 76, 90, 97, 98, 131. 142, 241, 

242, 281, 309, 310. 
Spinning school, motion to establish, 75. 
report of committee, 76. 
money for, 80. (See also 
Schools.) 
Spring lane, 61, 88, 160. 

drain in, 01, 100. 



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Bpringfleld, 205. 

Spruce Creek, 112. 

Bquare coart, 4. 

St. Domingo, 280. 

St. George, 126, 

Bt. Martins, 275. 

Star, The, 105, 115, 155. (Bee also Taverns.) 

Streets, highways, by-ways, etc. 

repairs of road, 25, 36, 270, 813. 

land taken into, 251. 

paving of, 79, 85, 136, 163, 175, 230, 

291, 307. 
extending, altering or widening, 214. 
hy-Iaws concerning keeping the 
streets clean, 42, 151. 
See the following : — 

Ann, Atkinson, Back streets, Bat> 
tery alley. Battery march. Beach, Beacon 
streets. Beer lane, Bonnet street, Bish. 
op's alley. Black Horse lane, Blind lane, 
Brattle street, Cambridge, Charles, Char- 
ter streets. Church square, Clark square, 
Common street. Cold lane, Coney's lane. 
Corn court, Cornhill, Corn market. Cow 
lane, Cowel's lane, Crab lane. Crooked 
lane. Cross street. Dock square, Dosset's 
lane, Essex street. Fish street. Fleet street, 
Frog lane, Gibbin's court. Green lane. 
Green street,Hanover street, Havar street, 
Henchman's alley, Henchan's or Hench* 
man's lane, Hollis street, Hull street, 
Joliei's lane. King street. Kink (King?) 
street. Leveret's lane. Long lane. Love 
lane. Love street, Lyn street, Mabrough 
(Marlborough?) street, Mackrill lane, 
Marlboro street, Marnhall's lane. Mer- 
chants* row, Middle street, Milk street. 
Moon street, Newbcry street. North street. 
Old way. Orange street, Paddye's alley, 
Peirse's alley, Peirse's lane. Pond street. 
Prince street, Puding lane. Queen street, 
Rainsford's lane, Hanson's lane, Robin- 
son's alley. Salt lane, Salem street. Salu- 
tation alley. School street, Sconce street. 
Sea street. Sheaf street. Ship street. 
Short street, Shrimpton's lane, Sliding 
alley. South street, Spring lane. Square 
court, Sudbury street. Summer fi^treet. 
Sun court. Swing Bridge lane. Tanners' 
lane, Tremont street, Tyngs* alley. Union 
street, Wakefield's alley, Walter street, 
"Water street. West street. White-bread 
alley, Wilson's lane. Wing's lane. Winter 
street. Wood lane. 
Sudbury, 29, 67, 90. 
Sudbury ") 

Sudbery street, 24, 28, 45, 74, 75, 93, 113, 
Sutbury y 123, 135, 197, 209, 260, 

Bidbery 287,288. 

Sudery J 

drain in, 28, 74, 75, 93, 260 
(common sewer). 
Suffolk County, 5, 22, 29, 41, 62, 91, 97,98, 
121, 152, 167, 177, 196, 198, 203, 207, 252, 
255, 256, 265, 271 , 282, 286. 
Suits V8. Benjamin Hulhiwell, 74. 

executors of Henry Bridgham, 74. 
Mr. Clark, occupant of Battree 

wharf 74. 
Capt. Nathaniel Oliver, Jr., 89. 
Messrs. Billings, 247. 
James Everill's heirs, 264, 269, 293. 
Benjamin Williams, 65. 
Capt. John Ballantine, 125. 
Henry Gibbs, 239, 243. 
Capt. Naboth Graves, 244. 
Thomas Hubbard, et al., 259, 260. 
Messrs. Krunces, et al., 263. 
estate of Edward Alleyn, 265. 
Ichabod Paddock, et al., vs. town, 

269. 
Charles Henley and Capt. Phillip 

Dumaresq, 292. 
Col. Alford, 294, 295. 



Suits V8. James Busby, 295. 

Mrs. Alice Haynes, 274. 

Rictiards alias Cutler, Madam, 14, 

VM. town. 
Barrel, John, V8, Gibb, Mrs. Mary, 
71. 
Rummer ( »''««^» ^^* ^7, 45, 55, 56, 99,1 13,126, 
sSSS \ 139,145,165,165,209,214, 

oumer j 227, 236, 287, 303, 314. 

drain in, 27, 45, 214, 227, 

236 (common sewer) . 
fence on, 175. 
engine kept on, and names 
of men appointed for, 
232, 285. 
engine-house to be re* 

moved, 240. 
paving of, 3, 68. 
Sun court, 99, 137. 

drain in, 137. 

Sureties, persons acting as, 05, 103, 105, 108, 
120, 123, 14U, 167, 159, 160, 163, 
165, 167, 173, 182, 191, 240,241, 242, 
243, 247, 261, 267, 276, 278, 289, 292, 
298, 304, 306. 
bond returned, 244. 
bond taken of Nathl. Green, 249. 
tax collectors give bonds, 261. 
ordered to give bond, 291, 294, 297, 

298. 
bond forfeited, 292. 
Surveying and Surveyors. (See Perambu- 
lations.) 
Swallow (sloop), 293. 

Swan, Sigiie of the, 174. (See also Tavem9.) 
Swanzey, i n 107 
Swansey, ) *» ■*-^'* 
Swing Bridge Une, 138, 176, 177. 

drain in, 138. 

Tallow chandlers, 123, 163, 235. 
Tanners' lane, to be gravelled, 79. 

posts to be erected, 79. 
additions to house in, 133. 
Tanneries, 128, 130, 133, 136. 
Taverns. (See ihe following) : — 

Bair, The, 99. 

Bull, Sign of the, 57, 84, 101. 

Bunch of Grapes, 206. 

Castle, 23. 

Dolphin, The, 314. 

Exchange, 7, 10. 

George, Sign of the, 277 

Green Dragon, The, 71. 

Horsshew, The, 154. 

Logwood Tre(>, Signe of the, 225. 

Malbroughed, The, 72. 

Queen's Head, Signe of the, 174. 

Salutation, The, 39. 

Star, The, 155. 

Swan, Signe of the, 174. 

Three Crowns, The, 43. 

Three Marr", ye, 55. 

White Horse, ye, 32, 36, 310. 
Taxes, necessary to quality, 238, 252, 268, 271, 

292. 
for abatement of, 233. 
collectors of, 236, 237, 261, 263, 265, 305, 

318. 
Tenements. (See Buildings, etc.) 
Tertudos, 81. 

Three County heap of stones, 17, 67, 111, 150, 
183, 216, 217, 272, 273. (See also Perctnu 
bulations.) 
Three Crowns, The, 48, 246. (See also Tav* 

ems.) 
Three Mariners, The. (See also Taverns.) 
Ticket's. (See Orders, Town.) 
Tilleys Ropewalke, 17. 
Timber yard, 240. 
Tiverton, 134. 
TolUng. iOee Belli,) 



Index of Flaoes and Subjects. 353 

TomtH, permit lo build, to barvlsg-plKe Trade or coiling, permit to oiemlH; al- 

BMT Almea HoDH, 11. loved: — 

llMBoatbbunrlntgniDad.ll, !03, GabrtcL Hnbbat, Bo. 

IIM, IW. m, m, 12*,US, 144, Jamea Lubbocb. 1.13. 

IIS, 101, IBS, let, Ml, m, 236. Hilary UBrnlsDn, lOT. 

Oldban>lBK^Bce,30,21,34,2S,34, WUllam Btraag, 163. 

44, 46, 102,103, 135. S;e, 27i. Peter Fun (RoldimlUt), IM. 

dnilDfroni, In Eoutb burylng-pbue, Tbomttg Polkcr (jpotbe<»ry),14t. 

T8. JMcpb Ttoal (Binamiili) IM. 

Nortb hnrjiiig.plMw, 128. Rolwrl Lemont, 1J3. 

cbarEotbropenlDg, 2(M. Caleb PhJIIppg (shan-budl . 110. 

petluon to build, 309. John Altwood, 102. 

lulgnmenl of. In South burying- TbumoB Cole, 171. 

ground (ComiuoD) SO, 81, U9, Ambros Tower, 174. 

120, 169, 180, 17S, 184, 185, 189, Klchardllrowii, 1TB. 

192, IM, 293, 'William Clark, 182. 

permit to uae, 99. BoberC Gwdner, 182. 

boill and dlniosed of, 2Rt. Jamei Polman, 191. 

appUcallon fur, 30(1, Jeffrey Willnord, IM). 

T'opahanj, !M. MIohal Wood, 202. 

Town, buUdlDga DT landa belonglngto. (8ee Deunla Cnmy, 202. 

Laadi, elc.) Samuel Dli, 202. 

Clerk. (Bes Oltrk, Toait.} Jamca Qrevea. 20(. 

EouH, 8, 30, 5S, 113. William Caldcr, 209. 

wiuahat. (Bee ITatcA.) Richard Bruab, 211. 

GitKk. iSeeCloctt.) John Conlab, 218. 

rwaira, 271, aOG, 3M, Thomns Moberlv, 214. 

cellar let, 17, 104,133, 180, 192. Charlca Bueber, 210. 

dlabnnemeiiM for, H. Ot^r«e Vani, 224. 

removd oTalom to, 104. .lowph Weeks, S26. 

en^o under, the, 232. Anliar Osle, 220, 

ponnda. (See i^Hndi.) Jobn Uarble, 226, 

Sump. (See Putapi.) Joscpb Wllklnaon, 22S. 

ock. {See iWrt, (A*,) Benjamin Botden, 228. 

wharf. (See irjiar/. Toon.) Wlllbun ) Ncebct, ( j™ j^- 

oIDcere, cboleo of, 3, 6. 15, 18, S3. ST, WILIlHm j ^-^^,j_ j aa, 240. 

m,13S, m, 'H8,'l51^ 101, 103^ 172] Tbomaa j jj^^;. 1 280, 341, 

114,181,133,134, 104, 196,30fi. 207, Bleuer lUcc, 242. 

214, 22». 238. 238, 252, 268, 203. 396, Joha McNEal, -i42. 

eryer. (Bee Oriier, Tdan.) John Pilea. 243, 

Atmory, ItT, 148. 319. James Burbeen, 243. 

Llbnuf. (See ^ll^rv-} gamucl Buon.SlT. 

meMlnga callad, 15,47.19, 12,103, 104, John Eadea, 260, 

122, 135, 13T, 141, 146, i;<J, RoberlJccksll, 202. 

192,156,158,101,103, i;i>, Tboiuaa Slahbart, 26T. 

171, 172,173,174,178, 181, Timothy Jolly, 181. 

IB3. 102, I3h, 106, 203, 2M, dlanllowed — 

205,207,209,211,213,214, Richanl Talbut, 2, 14. 

218,219,225,228, 230.231, JobDEdnnrda, II. 

236, 231, 238, 212, 240, 252, Joha Cullevor, 26. 

258. i»4, 287, 282, 2B6, 292, John Thomp«in, 30, 

800, 306.310, George King, 31. 

wamlDgof InbubllantDloat- Treee, on the Common, 260, 

61, 85,'68;70|7SJ«,'l9,'8l', Tremont ) 

88,80, 02.04, 104,110, 111, Treemont j atreet. Ill, 188, 230, 288, 303. 

121, 124,125, 135, 137, IW, Treanonnl) 

151, 152, lis, 181, 103, 170, Tyng'a alley, drain hi, 18. 

171, 173,114, 178, ml, 183, 

^; ^; i^; ^l: Si. ^; lit- i^j'-^-m^^i"'^' ""• 

250, 204, 268, 271, S70, 382, drila lu, eBTMrn*' 120, 146 

bflls to bo rung at. 130. nujueowerl' («""- 
persona praaeDt St, 12, IDS. 

BOppllca, 45. 41. 48, 89, 04, 140. „„ . 

ptat(plan?)oftb8Coye,2. Valley Acre, 240. 

monh. (s4oWw.Ae..) X?:;i";*^-, (S" «!">-»"'*"-?'«"-) 

legMlca, 81, 218. SS°i 1. 40, 73, 120, 141, 163, 10T,2(», 311. 

vWuti0DBcif.2B8,207,2ai, 285. VUginlBli,! ■...•». ',"»."ii. 
powder. (Seo Poicder and Ammu. 

nitton.) Wakefleld'a alley, 120. 

waTebomie, abatement of rent, 229, Waldo, 8. 

300. Walter etreel, 170, 231, 232. 

ropalra of, 241. Warda or Prcelacta, acavengera appointed 

recorda. (See Rtcoris.) bounda accorded, 195- 

inrvoy of, expenses (br, 200, diTlaion Into. 286. 

301. Inapectcd, 160, 100, 

two, near Deerarld, 306. 1^ 



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City Document No. 77. 



Wards or Prec!nct8 — 

(See also ihe following) :-^ 
Bridge. 
Change. 
Creek. 
Fleet. 
King. 
North. 
Pond. 
South. . 
Watch, applicatloii to the General Court con- 
cerning, 6. 
grant of money for, 5. 
candles for the, 296. 
rounds of the, 113, 303. 
smoking on, forbidden, 113. 
vote to discontinue, at the Neck, 289. 
committee on, 2'J2. 
report of committee, 295, 296. 
monthly account of, 137. 
vote to increase, 43, 113. 
on Common, complaint of, 253. 
apportioning, 103. 
on the Lord's-day, 43, 58, 72, 102, 

118, 129, 130, 141, 168, 319. 
tax, 35, 58. 
part in, by town officers, 7, 25, 43, 58, 

73, 102, 130, 213. 
inspectors of, 175, 243, 244, 253, 303. 
for case of (suspected) small-pox, 47, 

50. 
merchants*. {See Merchants^ Watch,) 
at the dock, 8ul, 303. 

town-house, 296, 303. 
Long wharf, 147, 278, 296. 
new North, 296, 303. 
South watch, 303. 
copies of wards delivered to, 301. 
houses, 93, 105, 112, 113, 147, 2a2, 246, 
253, 278, 296, 3U3. 
new, to be erected, 112, 113, 

303. , 
old, petition to remove, 202. 
on Newbury street, 2. 

Pond street, 202. 
at Long wharf, 147. 
men appointed on, 16, 47, 53, 69, 77, 
93, 103, 105, 111,113, 114, 124, 
130, 133, 139, 143, 144, 175, 
227, 251, 239, 267, 275, 278, 
296, 801, 303. 
resignation of, 133, 139, 259. 
dismissed from, 130, 133, 135, 

138, 139, 142, 298, 301. 
reinstated, 135. 

to cry the hour and weather on 
their rounds, after midnight, 
271, 272. 
to present bill, 304. 
delinquents, 140. 
Wbcer, 163. 

waste, 13, 106, 125, 126, 129, 131. 
cistern for, 04. 

assessment for (town pump), 228, 
229. 
Water street, 37, 126, 140, 160, 179, 200, 210, 
279. 
drain in, 37, 140, 160, 179, 200 

(common sewer), 
posts set up in, 279. 
Watertown, 110, 120, 224. 
Ways, streets, etc., throujrb Prat's farm to be 
kept in repair by him as by old 
agreement with Ireland, 4. 
in Rumny Marsh, to be mended, 25, 105. 
from Chccver's to the 

Meeting-house, 25. 
lending down to the 
landing-place, 105. 
at Rumny Marsh, viewed for repairs, 144. 

repairs deferred, 270. 
Tanner's lane, gravelled, 79. 
highway petitioned for. Maiden, Lynn, 
77, 78. 



Ways, streets, etc. — 

alley laid out through Jepson's land, 15. 

cartway to windmill, 25. 

staked off from Woolf s land, 175. 

land taken into highway, 251. 

on Neck, repairs of, 297. 

by Merchant's Row, repairs, 313. 

encroachment, 254, agreement to widen, 

254. 
round WindmiU's Point, obstruction of, 

259. 
Cambridge street to be paved from Sign 

of the Writing Board 
to beyond Green 
house, 59. 
addition to, 66. 
bounds of Battery alley, 66. 
from Black Horse lane to low water mark 

to be widened, 94. 
Long lane, repairs, 85. 
encroachments by Samuel Sewall et al,, 

186. 
in Milk street, staked out, 121. 
bridge on Mill stream in Uanover street, 

unsafe, to be repaired, 182. 
in Spring lane, nuisance to be abated, 88, 
in Snip street, nuisance to be abated, 125, 

126. 
in Summer street, paving, 3, 68. 
through Mr. Hancock's land, petition, 

300. 
lower end of Prince street to be paved 

about four hundred yards from the Old 

Pavement, 275. 
in Marlborough street, alteration of pave- 

ment, 293. 
at Battery alley, to be widened, 27. 

enlarged, 259. 
obstructions, Crabb lane, to be removed, 

64, 74. 
passage on Long wharf to be kept open, 

65. 
Milk street, to be opened to the sea, 129. 
obfttmctions in Sliding alley, to be re> 

moved, 52, 65. 
nuisance, Merchants* Row near Swing 

bridge, 213. 
nuisance in Fish street to be abated, 125, 

126, 131. 
at North end, paving, 79. 
at Prince street, paving, 85, 163. 
Cross street, encumbrances to be re- 
moved, 86, 93. 
Milk street, encumbrances to be removed, 
36, 270. 
repair of, 36. 
Orange street, near Fortification and over 

Boston Neck, to be repaired, 297. 
bridge in Mackcrill lane, repairs, 58. 
Capt. Ballentinc, neglect to repair, 125. 

xit Long wharf, encroachments, 209. 

£ reservation of pavements, 161. 
Cerchants' Row, petition for pavements, 
230. 
pavement before Capt. Blair's in Marl- 

borough street, 2'.)1. 
at Oliver's Dock, 307. 
allowance for land taken into, 251. 
Green lane, widened, 214. 
Love, to Salem street, extension of, 214. 
Frog lane, agreed to widen, 255. (See 
also Streets, highways.) 
Weightd and measures — 

sealers of, 10, 11, 12, 35, 77, 138,267, 268. 
inventory of 35, 288. 
care of, 288, 318, 310. 
loaned by town, 297. 
Well — 

digging, and placing pump near schooi- 

bouse in Queen street, 74. 
in Middle street, repairs, 129. 
Wells, 167. 

Went worth's wharf, 115, 151 , 196, 287. (Seo 
also Wharves.) 



Index of Plages and Subjects. 



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Weymouth, 208. 

West street, 9», 188, 260, 314. 

Wharves, addiUoDS to, 9. 

hiring of, 14, 15, 46, 60, 74, 240. 

town, 14, 48, 60, 67, 135. 

petition of John Coney, 74. 

repairs, 87. 

in Fish street, 91. 

end of Cross street, 114. 

in Ann street, 99. 

town, leased, 108, 124. 

proposals for iinprovements of 

town's, 162-3. 
receiver of wharfage, etc., 89. 
at North End, 151. 
at South End, 151. 
fishermen to pay no wharfage, 183.' 
sealers and hewers of cord wood 

for, 151, 196. 
incnmhranccs of, 178. 
near North Battery, 211, 254. 
at lower end of Kainsford's lane, 
.267. 

bad condition of, at the neck, 274. 
notice to proprietors of land near 

same, 274. 
report of committee about old, 238. 
(See also following Wharves and 
Docks.) Battery, Belcher's, 
Bronsdon's, Bull, Clark's, Col> 
man's. Dock, the, Halsey 's, Hub- 
bard's, Hutchinson's, Lillio's, 
Long, Minot's, Oliver's, Parrot's, 
Pitts', Robev's, Scarlett's, Town, 
Wenthwortb's, Wintbrop's. 
Wheat. (See also Breadaiuffit,) . 
White Bread alley, drain in, '2&, 
White Horse, Sign of the, 82, 36, 810. (See 
also Taverns*) 



'V^liam (sloop) t 76. 
Wilson's lane, drain in, 27. 
Win<lmill Point, 109, 259, 276. 
Windmills, 24, 108. 

on the Neck, 264. (See also 
Mills,) 
Wing's lane, 2, 21, 47, 154, 156, 198, 268. 
265. 
drain in, 47. 
Winnesimet, 177. 

ferry, 94, 148,192,276. 
Winter street, 79, 96, 176, 303. 
Wintbrop's Dock, 136. (See also Wharves,) 
Wobam, j jr. 295 
Wobum, i *^' ^^' 
Wood, cord, sealers of : — 

allowed, 30, 33, 37, 41, 60, 65, 60, 70, 
104, 105, 120, 151, 175, 196, 252, 256, 
283. 
disallowed,30. 
dismissed, 120, 176. 
resigned, 265. 

precincts of, 176, 196, 266, 283. 
abuses, 178, 271. 
wood yard, 66. 
fire, 89, 94. 
imloading of, 89. 
town supplied with, 04. 
Wood lane, 2, 12, 13, 140, 154, 188, 811. 

drain in, 2, 12, 311 (common 
sewer). 
Woodstock, 141. 

Workhouse, master and wardens appointedt 
4. (See also Almshouse,) 

wS?S.8ter, 1 ^^' ^®- 

Writoing Board, Singn (Sign) of the, 60. 

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